Caption: Audrey, John and Paul Ingles
Audrey, John and Paul Ingles 

My Dad's Favorites: A Greatest Generation Playlist [Extended Version w/ full-length songs]

From: Paul Ingles
Length: 01:17:45

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[NOTE: Although this version may be broadcast, there are no breaks in it and is primarily intended for online listening. The 59:00 and 54:00 version is here at PRX. See "Related Pieces" below.] Radio producer Paul Ingles sits down with his 89 year old Dad to hear about the music his father feels has been essential to his appreciation of music for all these years.

Dsc00998_square_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 John and his wife, Audrey, 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.  Stations may use this 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.

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 John and his wife, Audrey, 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.  Stations may use this 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.

Timing and Cues

No Breaks

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
In the 59 Minute Version See Artist List Also on PRX. www.prx.org/pieces/63010 :00

Related Website

www.paulingles.com