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Golden Gems

Golden Gems

By Golden Gems
A look at artists from the golden age of radio.
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Bill Haley and the Comets
Bill Haley and the Comets were an American rock and roll band, founded in 1952 and continued until Haley's death in 1981. The group placed nine singles in the Top 20.
20:23
January 21, 2022
Everly Brothers
The Everly Brothers were an American country-influenced rock and roll duo known for steel-string acoustical guitar playing and close harmony singing.
23:56
January 15, 2022
Barry Manilow
Barry Manilow is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, musician, producer and actor, with a career that has spanned more than 50 years.
30:31
January 07, 2022
Chrystal Gayle
An incredible voice from a special entertainer of the Golden Days of Radio. 
21:18
December 29, 2021
Christmas 2021 -4
More Christmas favorites by the artists of the Golden Days of Radio.
14:55
December 23, 2021
Christmas 2021 - 3
More Christmas favorites with artists from the Golden Days of Radio.
16:36
December 19, 2021
Christmas 2021-#2
A continued compilation of favorite Christmas hymns and carols by artists from the Golden Days of Radio.
25:59
December 10, 2021
Christmas 2021 #1
A collection of favorite Christmas carols and hymns presented by artists of the Golden Days of Radio.
22:34
December 01, 2021
George Benson
George Benson is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter from the Golden Days of Radio.
14:21
November 25, 2021
Dionne Warwick
Dionne Warwick (Warrick) is an American singer, actress, television host. She is one of the most charted female vocalists of all time.
31:57
November 17, 2021
Captain and Tennille
Captain and Tennille were a husband and wife team of recording artists popular in the 1970s.
21:13
November 13, 2021
Mantovani
Conductor, composer, violinist and pianist, Mantovani was one of the most popular and prolific easy listening artists of all time.
09:59
November 03, 2021
Julie London
Julie London was an American singer and actress whose career spanned over 4 decades.
16:59
October 28, 2021
Lou Rawls
Lou Rawls was an American record producer, singer, composer and actor popular during the Golden Days of Radio.
13:03
October 20, 2021
Mitch Miller
Mitch Miller was one of the greatest arranger, conductor and a midas of novelty entertaining music of the Golden Days of Radio.
22:30
October 13, 2021
Tom Jones
Tom Jones was a Welsh-born singer with a "bluesy" soul music style popular during the golden days of radio.
29:54
October 06, 2021
Eddie Arnold
Richard Edward Arnold, an American Country music singer whose performing career spanned six decades in the Golden Days of Radio.
17:09
September 27, 2021
Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand is an American singer, actess and filmmaker whose career spans seven decades. She is one of the few entertainers who have been awarded an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards.
27:44
September 20, 2021
Diana Ross
Diana Ross is an American singer and actress. Born in Detroit, Michigan she rose to fame as the lead singer of The Supremes. They were Motown's most successful act during the 1960's.
30:29
September 14, 2021
Bert Kaempfert
A German composer, arranger, and orchestra conductor of the Golden Days of Radio.
22:45
September 07, 2021
Patsy Cline
Patsy Cline was an American singer. She was the first country music artist to successfully cross over into pop music.
31:59
August 31, 2021
Roger Williams
One of the most incredible pianists of the Golden Days of Radio--and of all times.
11:44
August 17, 2021
Natalie Cole
Stephanie Natalie Maria Cole was an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was the daughter of American singer and jazz pianist Nat King Cole.
20:25
August 12, 2021
The Beatles
A British group that began the "British Invasion" and helped change the music world forever.
48:41
August 04, 2021
The Carpenters
The Carpenters were an American vocal and instrumental sibling duo which became popular  during the late 1960's and 1970's.
21:28
July 27, 2021
The Boston Pops Orchestra
Founded in 1881 the Boston Pops have thrilled audiences with a "new" niche of popular symphonic music, playing concerts of a "lighter kind of classical music".
28:45
July 20, 2021
Ray Conniff
An American entertainer who popularized wordless vocal choruses.
16:02
July 13, 2021
Dean Martin
An American singer, actor and comedian, one of the best known entertainers of the Golden Days of Radio--The King of Cool.
28:06
July 06, 2021
Ricky Nelson
An amazing singer from the Golden Days of Radio whose career and life were tragically ended in a plane crash when he was only 45.
26:48
June 28, 2021
Vic Damone
An American traditional pop and big band singer, actor and entertainer from the Golden Days or Radio.
22:14
June 21, 2021
Peggy Lee
An American jazz and popular music singer, songwriter and actress from the Golden Days of Radio.
13:18
June 11, 2021
Count Basie
An unforgettable band from the Golden Days of Radio.
25:03
June 01, 2021
Elvis Presley
An American singer and actor. A cultural icon - The King of Rock.
45:50
May 22, 2021
Olivia Newton-John
Olivia Newton-John is a British-Australian singer, songwriter, actress and entrepreneur and winner of 4 Grammy Awards. She has sold an estimated 120 Million records.
33:06
May 10, 2021
Jack Jones
Jack Jones is an American Jazz and Pops singer, popular in the late 1950's and on into today.
14:41
May 05, 2021
Duke Ellington
An American composer, pianist and leader of a jazz orchestra which he led from 1923 until his death with a career spanning over 6 decades.
35:45
April 28, 2021
Stan Kenton
Stan Kenton was a popular music and jazz artist--a pianist, composer, arranger and band leader from the Golden Days of Radio.
32:03
April 19, 2021
Anne Murray
Anne Murray is a Canadian singer whose albums were primarily Pop, Country, and Adult Contemporary. Sales amounted to over 55 million copies worldwide.
21:24
April 13, 2021
The Ames Brothers
A singing quartet, consisting of 4 siblings from Malden, Massachusetts, famous for traditional 50's pop hits.
13:38
April 07, 2021
Neil Diamond
An American singer, songwriter, and actor; Neil Diamond sold over 100 million records worldwide and won the hearts of a generation during the Golden Days of Radio.
28:51
March 30, 2021
Julie Andrews
One of the most amazing and versatile musical and theatrical entertainers of the Golden Days of Radio-- and even well beyond. 
35:11
March 22, 2021
Englebert Humperdink
Another great voice from the Golden Days of Radio.
26:08
March 15, 2021
Herb Alpert
A unique style of trumpeting and founder of Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass brought Herb Alpert into prominence during the Golden Days of Radio. 
29:50
March 07, 2021
Judy Garland
An amazing singer and actor, from the "Yellow Brick Road" and into our hearts in the Golden Days of Radio.
43:06
March 02, 2021
Robert Goulet
Another velvet voiced entertainer from the Golden Days of Radio - Robert Goulet.
16:09
February 23, 2021
Johnny Cash
One of the most enjoyed country style entertainers of the Golden Days of Radio.
29:23
February 16, 2021
Bing Crosby
One of the great "crooners" and most popular entertainers of the Golden Days of Radio - Bing Crosby.
31:18
February 10, 2021
Frank Sinatra
One of the most famous icons of the Golden Days of Radio, Old "Blue Eyes"-Frank Sinatra.
29:03
January 31, 2021
Debbie Reynolds
One of the golden voices of the Golden Days of Radio--Debbie Reynolds.
23:29
January 19, 2021
Mel Torme
Let's review the personal life and a little more of the career of one of the timeless entertainers of the Golden Days of Radio.
18:18
January 10, 2021
Lena Horne
A review of the life and career of Lena Horne, one of the great entertainers of the Golden Days of Radio.
26:04
January 04, 2021
New Years 2021
Holiday and New Years songs to ring out the old Year and ring in the New.
16:29
December 26, 2020
Christmas Episode D
Our fourth week of the review of Christmas music of great artists from the Golden Days of Radio, which we have been playing on our webcast, Goldengems.net. We hope you have enjoyed the carols and hymns there, as well as a review of the history and background of those songs.
26:06
December 19, 2020
Christmas Episode C
A discussion of more Christmas favorites to add an uplift to your Christmas. Be sure to listen to the carols on www.goldengems.net.
25:59
December 12, 2020
Christmas Episode B
More Christmas carols and hymns from great artists from the Golden Days of Radio.
18:49
December 05, 2020
Christmas Episode A
A description of the Christmas songs and hymns recorded by artists from the Golden Days of Radio which we have highlighted along with some we have yet to highlight. We will divert from our usual format to try to share with you at least a small taste of Christmas joy.
14:40
November 28, 2020
Sammy Davis Jr.
One of the great icons from the Golden Days of Radio - Sammy Davis Jr.
23:32
November 27, 2020
The Lettermen
A dynamic and much loved trio from the Golden Days of Radio.
19:22
November 17, 2020
Dinah Shore
Dinah Shore - Another of the great entertainers of the Golden Days of Radio.
22:07
November 11, 2020
Doc Severinsen
Looking at the life of one of the great trumpet soloists from the Golden Days of Radio.
13:18
November 03, 2020
The Four Lads and Johnny Ray
Great entertainers from the Golden Days of Radio - The Four Lads and Johnny Ray
23:54
October 23, 2020
Pat Boone
An incredible singer from the 50's and on to today, Pat Boone
22:52
October 19, 2020
Helen Reddy
A Tribute to an outstanding woman and incredible Singer who recently passed away on September 29, 2020. Helen Reddy will be long remembered and forever loved.
26:07
October 09, 2020
Ella Fitzgerald
Review with Bill and Dave the career and life of Ella Fitzgerald, the Great Lady of Song.
25:39
September 30, 2020
Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormet
Join Bill and Dave as we explore the lives of Steve and Eydie, an incredible duo from the Golden Days of Radio--when music was music.  And if, by any chance you have not been on our website to hear their amazing music, we invite you to go there to review their career and music. www.goldengems.net.
22:32
September 13, 2020
Nelson Riddle
Join Dave and Bill as we review the life and career of one of the greatest composers of the golden days of radio--when music was music.
23:58
August 19, 2020
The Mills Brothers
Exploring the lives of the Mills Brothers, an amazing quartet fro the golden days of radio, when "Music was music".
11:32
August 02, 2020
Johnny Mathis
Join Bill and Dave in a review of the career and life of a truly incredible and timeless entertainer, Johnny Mathis.
15:21
July 28, 2020
Louis Armstrong
Join Dave and Bill as we take a look at the remarkable life and career of Louls "Satchmo" Armstrong.
21:42
July 20, 2020
George Shearing
Join Bill and Dave in a review of the career and personal life of George Shearing.
12:03
July 14, 2020
Perry Como
A journey down memory lane as Bill and Dave review the life and career of Perry Como
19:05
July 07, 2020
Doris Day
Go back in time with Dave and Bill as we look at the life of Doris Day.
15:18
June 30, 2020
Episode 10-Kenny Rogers
A review with Dave and Bill about the amazing life and career of Kenny Rogers.
27:05
June 23, 2020
Glenn Miller
Travel with Dave and Bill into the archives to learn about the life and career of Glenn Miller
14:13
June 16, 2020
Henry Mancini
Traveling down memory lane with Dave and Bill and the music of Henry Mancini.
08:52
June 15, 2020
Tony Bennett
Join Bill and Dave reviewing the interesting career and life of Tony Bennett
15:57
June 02, 2020
Four Freshmen
A review of the careers and lives of the Four Freshmen with Dave and Bill.
07:27
May 26, 2020
Andy Williams
A review of the career and life of Andy Williams.
09:59
May 12, 2020
Pattti Page
A discussion with Dave and Bill of the life, career, and music of Patti Page during the Golden Days of Radio.
13:49
March 28, 2020
Rosemary Clooney
A review of her life and accomplishments.
11:45
March 13, 2020
The Platters
Review of the History of the Platters Singing Group
10:31
March 13, 2020
Episode 1 - Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole
22:53
February 21, 2020