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OLD TIME RADIO "Tribute to Irving Berlin"


Radio tribute to Irving Berlin August 3, 1938. Irving Berlin (born Israel Beilin;  May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989) was an American composer and lyricist, widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in history. His music forms a great part of the Great American Songbook. Born in Imperial Russia, Berlin arrived in the United States at the age of five. He published his first song, "Marie from Sunny Italy", in 1907, receiving 33 cents for the publishing rights, and had his first major international hit, "Alexander's Ragtime Band", in 1911. He also was an owner of the Music Box Theatre on Broadway. For much of his career Berlin could not read sheet music, and was such a limited piano player that he could only play in the key of F-sharp using his custom piano equipped with a transposing lever. More from WIKIPEDIA BIO: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irving_Berlin


9 Sep 2021

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Hot Pipes Half Hour Broadcast 321 – Irving Berlin 1888-1989

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Irving Berlin 1888-1989NameArtistAlbumYearCommentsThere's No Business Like Show Business (intro)George WrightAt The Fox, Volume One [Banda CD]19564-36 'Crawford Special' Wurlitzer, Fox Theatre, San FranciscoI Love A PianoGeorge WrightConcert: Hinsdale Theatre 1980-4-1319803-28 Kimball Hybrid, Hinsdale Theatre, Hinsdale, ILJimmyJimmy BoyceShowtime [Concert Recording CR-0129]19684-34 Wurlitzer, America on Wheels Arena, Alexandria, Virginia; ex-Centre Theatre, Rockefeller Center, NYCLady of the EveningGeorge WrightParamount Transcriptions4-36 Wurlitzer, Paramount Theatre, NYCWho Do You Love, I Hope?Michael WooldridgeState Of The Art Wurlitzer [OS Digital 218]19954-16 Wurlitzer, Top Rank Club/Gaumont State, Kilburn, LondonAlwaysEric LordEric Lord's Organ Showcase [OK Rollem 21]4-20 Wurlitzer, Free Trade Hall, ManchesterI'll See You In C-U-B-ARon RhodeHome [Roxy RP-117-CD]20083-23 Wurlitzer, Rhode Residence, Phoenix, AZRussian LullabyDon BakerFar Away Music [Capitol T797]19564-24 Robert Morton, Lorin Whitney Studio, Glendale, CALet's Face The Music And DanceChris BarberMusic From The Movies20163-12 Wurlitzer, Musical Museum, Brentford


22 May 2021

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Holiday Inn Part 1: Irving Berlin's Success, Birth of White Christmas, and Bing Crosby, the First Multimedia Star

Behind The Bells Podcast

Don't Ask Why. Just go and God Bless America. Irving Berlin went from being the youngest of eight children to an immediate hit songwriter whose song "Blue Skies" would be one of the first pieces of music on film. But he would end up away from his family a lot and yearned to be back in New York celebrating any holiday. Learn how his consistent work would inspire him to write White Christmas. Also see how Bing Crosby, who was dominating the radio scene, would be selected to debut White Christmas and set up the negotiation for Holiday Inn.  Facebook Page Instagram Page


4 May 2021

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Stories of compassion & our lives

Irving Berlin immortalised the history of his time through his songs, ranging from love to war


29 Jan 2021

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Irving Berlin Part II

The Bad Piano Player

This week the Bad Piano Player makes his second deep dive into the music of the master, Irving Berlin, with some special appearances. 


12 Jan 2021

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The Bad Piano Player

This week the Bad Piano Player learns about the highly esteemed composer & lyricist, Irving Berlin, and his creation of "American" music. 


25 Aug 2020

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Bonus Episode: Irving Berlin

Sound of History

For the last Bonus Episode of the war era, Mika and Nick take a look at, perhaps, the best songwriter of the time period: Irving Berlin. Irving was a national institution during his time and his story is one you won't want to miss.  Follow us on Social media!  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SoundofHistory/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/soundofhistory_


13 Aug 2020

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July 2020: Irving Berlin, New COVID-19 Test, 'The Young Survivors' and Restoring Synagogues

The Jewish Views Podcast

This month Phil, Clive, Kate, Tony and Jon hear from Searle Kochberg who chats about 'Irving Berlin: Musical Genius' an online talk for JW3. Author Debra Barnes on ‘The Young Survivors’ a novel inspired by her mother's story of Holocaust survival. Professor Gabby Sarusi talks about a new COVID-19 breathalyser test that's been developed at Ben Gurion University. Michael Mail, Chief Executive of Foundation for Jewish Heritage tells us about preservation works that are going on in Syria, Iraq and Belarus. Our Rabbinic Thought for the Month comes from Rabbi Harvey Belovski of Golders Green United Synagogue.


1 Jul 2020

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Irving Berlin, a New York genius from Siberia

The Music Show

Irving Berlin’s sheer knack for creating catchy tunes helped the Jewish immigrant from Siberia become synonymous with American song.


14 Jun 2020

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Episode 2 - Irving Berlin & The Immigrants That Invented Broadway


In this episode David Armstrong and special quest Albert Evans continue the amazing story of how Jewish, Irish and other immigrants invented the Broadway Musical -- including the immortal contributions of Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, McCarthy & Tierney, Eddie Cantor, Fanny Brice,, and Florenz Ziegfeld. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


16 May 2020