Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Music: Dick Robinson's American Standards By The Sea

A lot of people talk about their "dream job," but it seems like Dick Robinson actually landed one. You see, his job consists of cruising around the world on his high-tech 70 foot yacht, the Airwaves, while playing cuts from the Great American Songbook for his internationally syndicated radio show, Dick Robinson's American Standards By The Sea.

The show features selections from artists both old and new, but the musical style is always comfortably familiar: big bands, great crooners, swinging ballads. In addition to the tracks, Robinson conducts interviews with various musicians. He's entertained legends like Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett as well as lesser-known singers like Al Martino and Harry Connick, Jr; as you might guess, there are a lot of interesting stories to be mined from the world of show business.

To give you an idea of what the show is actually like, here's an interview and performance from famous cabaret singer Marilyn Maye:


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