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WELCOME! This is all about American Music from the forties through today. Also known as Vocal Jazz, Easy Listening or Adult Contemporary!

"It’s not what you have; it’s what you do with it!” Rene Dussen: “It started as a hobby, became a passion and is today’s dedication. In the 70’s I started doing local radio with my lifelong music friend.
A 20-hour Sinatra music/docu series on public radio gave us national recognition later on. After that, we made American Songbook radio shows every Sunday throughout the 80’s and 90’s. Today's 24/7 continuous online broadcasting is not only time-consuming, but expensive, as well. So, receiving an occasional donation is wonderful thing!

It's strictly used to reduce our monthly broadcast license bills, nothing more. Our goal is to pay tribute to this type of original American music since it's also the cradle of all today's popular music genres. To me its songwriters and performers are the real American Ambassadors!"


René Dussen, on behalf of our litlle group of volunteers.


LATEST NEWS

Carmen McRae and Sammy Davis Jr.


November 14, 2022

Hello there! Glad you're still reading this. Today we've added 65 'new' renditions to our playlist. The most interesting ones are a number songs done by Carmen McRae and Sammy Davis Jr. back in 1959.

Many years ago we added their 1957 album called 'Boy Meets Girl'. It's simply a wonderful vocal cooperation and Sammy is spotty. He resorts to a Jerry Lewis voice in some of the numbers, he's having fun, but it doesn't hold up. They sung the most relaxed and funniest rendition of 'Baby It's Cold Outside' ever. The arrangements by Buddy Bregman, Mort Stevens and Jack Plies are the "top of the heap".

Recently we finally found their second duet album, made two year later. It's lesser known and an album strickly filled with Porgy & Bess songs. So no humorous Sammy this time. Here's a quote about Porgy & Bess from its legendary composer & songwriter George Gershwin. New York Times, October 20, 1935: "Porgy & Bess is a folk tale. Its people naturally would sing folk music. Therefore I wrote my own spirituals and folksongs. But they are still folk music—and therefore, being in operatic form, Porgy and Bess becomes a folk opera." Opera? Don't worry! Carmen & Sammy present their duets very 'easy to listen to'.


Our Streaming URL's.


November 1, 2022

A lot people listen to us via 'stream forwarders' like tunein.com, radio.net, my-tuner.com, radio garden or others. If your device accepts a direct url to connect to an internet radio station, please choose the real source. 'Stream forwarders' often add their own extra commercial blocks, while we get blamed for it. Another listerners request made us add 'that good old' mp3 stream again. So from now on both streams, mp3 and aac plus are available again.

Our website menu on the left (on top at smartphones) helps you finding the right listening codec of your choice. For older devices and operating systems we advice to use mp3. For modern, non wired, wifi or mobile, devices we advise AAC+. The big plus using that one, is that the acc+ audio quality is the same as mp3 but it uses only 50% of your bandwidth. Just 64kB against 128 kB.

In case you need our direct and SSL secured, stream url's for your device;
aac+ stream: https://remote.selfip.net:8030/1
mp3 stream: https://remote.selfip.net:8020/1

For less recent / non-SSL devices it's:
http://tgas.dyndns.org:8001/1 (mp3) or http://tgas.dyndns.org:8010/1 (aac+)

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