Caption: Audrey Ingles, John Ingles Sr., Paul Ingles
Audrey Ingles, John Ingles Sr., Paul Ingles 

(For Veteran's Day) My Dad's Favorites: An All-American Greatest Generation Playlist [59:00 / 54:00]

From: Paul Ingles
Length: 58:51

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Radio producer Paul Ingles sits down with his 90 year old WW II veteran Dad to hear about the music his father feels has been essential to his appreciation of music for all these years. Many references to patriotism, his war years and how the music connected with the WW II generation. Read the full description.

Dsc00998_small A World War II vet and his wife of 60 years try to educate their radio producer son about the greatest music of their generation.   John Ingles was born in 1922, went to war in Europe, worked for the phone company for 35 years, and is still, today, a devoted family man.  He gave his wife a 45-record changer as one his first gifts to her, signifying that her life with him would be filled with music.  He was sure to keep his record player in good shape for all the years since.  He recently wrote a letter to his three kids, listing his top favorite songs from his life.  His middle son, Paul, the radio producer, interviewed him and his wife about the music selections.  Paul was reminded again about how much his dad knew about the music.  All that time spent reading liner notes pays off in this special.  Selections include Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles and more.  An educational, sometimes funny and sometimes moving hour for on or near Father's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July or just as a music special.  Stations may use the full length 77:30 version if they like but there are no breaks included.  It's primarily provided for online listening and it includes full versions of most songs and bonus tracks not in the hour-long version.  It's available on PRX at this site: http://www.prx.org/pieces/63079

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Piece Description

A World War II vet and his wife of 60 years try to educate their radio producer son about the greatest music of their generation.   John Ingles was born in 1922, went to war in Europe, worked for the phone company for 35 years, and is still, today, a devoted family man.  He gave his wife a 45-record changer as one his first gifts to her, signifying that her life with him would be filled with music.  He was sure to keep his record player in good shape for all the years since.  He recently wrote a letter to his three kids, listing his top favorite songs from his life.  His middle son, Paul, the radio producer, interviewed him and his wife about the music selections.  Paul was reminded again about how much his dad knew about the music.  All that time spent reading liner notes pays off in this special.  Selections include Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles and more.  An educational, sometimes funny and sometimes moving hour for on or near Father's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July or just as a music special.  Stations may use the full length 77:30 version if they like but there are no breaks included.  It's primarily provided for online listening and it includes full versions of most songs and bonus tracks not in the hour-long version.  It's available on PRX at this site: http://www.prx.org/pieces/63079

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Great show, our listeners loved it!

Thanks, Paul and family, for a job well done. We played this on Veteran's Day and got great feedback from listeners!

Timing and Cues

59:00 Version Version

59:00 Version

00:00:00 - 00:00:59 - Open BB

00:01:00 - 00:29:14 - Part A (28:14) ends with :59 bed for local announcements. Fade it out completely if you want to cover it. I've left a little conversation about :30 into it for stations who aren't going to cover it.

00:29:15 - 00:58:52 -
Part B (29:37)

54:00 Version Version

54:00 Version

00:00:00 - 00:00:59 - Open BB

00:01:00 - 00:05:59 - Your Newscast

00:06:00 - 00:32:56 - Part A (26:56) ends with :59 music bed for local announcements. Fade it out completely if you want to cover it. I've left a little conversation about :30 into it for stations who aren't going to cover it.

00:32:57 - 00:59:00 -
Part B (29:37)

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
West End Blues Louis Armstrong The Ultimate Collection. Odessa Mama Jazz 2006 :00
One O'Clock Jump Count Basie The Best of Early Basie. UMG Recordings 1996 :00
I Left My Heart in San Francisco Tony Bennett I Left My Heart In San Francisco. Sony Music 1962 :00
America The Beautiful Ray Charles Genius - The Ultimate Ray Charles Collection. Concord Music Group 2009 :00
Crazy Patsy Cline Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits. MCA 2003 :00
Now You Has Jazz Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong Reader's Digest Music. Reader's Digest Foundation 2006 :00
September Song Ella Fitzgerald Jazz 'Round Midnight. Polydor 1991 :00
Moonglow Benny Goodman Swingsation. Verve 1999 :00
You Made Me Love You Harry James Best of the Big Bands. Sony 2007 :00
I'll Be Seeing You Peggy Lee Miss Peggy Lee Boxed Set. Capitol 1998 :00
St. Louis Blues March Glenn Miller 34 Greatest Hits. Odessa Mama Records 2006 :00
Stardust Artie Shaw 20 Best of Artie Shaw. Madacy Kids 2005 :00
My Way Frank Sinatra Nothing But The Best. Frank Sinatra Enterprises 2008 :00
Moonlight Serenade Glenn Miller 34 Greatest Hits. Odessa Mama Records 2006 :00
Good-Bye Benny Goodman Music Played in Woddy Allen Movies. X5 Music Group 2008 :00