Music from the Jazz Age

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by Elrik Merlin on Thursday, 15 September, 2011

A nostalgic collection of music from the 20s and 30s today, with songs by some of the top writers/composers of the period like George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Howard Arlen; performed by some of the top bands and singers – including some early Frank Sinatra.

We’ve included some more modern recordings of these great songs too. In addition there are plenty of big band and jazz numbers to keep you on your toes.

How can you feel nostalgic about a period long before you were born?” asks Elrik Merlin, who is very much a member of the baby‐boomer generation. “It’s a good question, but I’ve always found the songs and music of the 20s to the 40s particularly spine‐tingling. A friend of mine used to say that she was sure that I had been a radio presenter or a musician in one of the bands in my previous incarnation – maybe that’s it. Whatever the reason, some of these songs never fail to bring a tear to the eye.”

Whatever your age in this life, we hope you enjoy today’s programme.

Today’s programme is presented by Elrik Merlin and produced by Radio Riel in conjunction with our friends at the Alexandrian Free Library Consortium of Second Life. You can listen to the programme in‐world now at, or simply click here to start your player, if your browser is configured to do so. Listeners in the United States are encouraged to tune in using this link:

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