In Search of True Music, Holiday or Not
Magic Music on Radionomy does what most other stations do not do...it plays music that goes back to the 40's! It also includes songs from artists rarely heard today. And during the holidays, it presents more than just Christmas Music!
By: sampod/songs and memories.com
The good thing about this station is that you can listen to it anytime you have your computer turned on. Simply click on this link: http://www.radionomy.com/
There is no charge and the station will remain online as long as you listen.
Unlike other stations, artists like Perry Como, Doris Day, Teresa Brewer, The Four Aces, Georgia Gibbs, Kay Starr, The Brothers Four, Jo Stafford, Frankie Laine, Patti Page and hundreds of others are featured rather than ignored, and that is where the magic starts.
At Christmas time, the holiday mix includes more than just holiday music 24/7. Despite the strange complaints by some listeners in 2018, songs like "Baby, It's Cold Outside" and "Rudolph" take their deserved place among the music that celebrates the season. Listeners can also view and listen to some great entertainment events on the associated website, songsandmemories.com.
Host DeVita is an avid fan of icon Doris Day, who met the star when he was a young boy of 8, and he has written a book about her and her music ( available on Amazon.com, and all proceeds benefit the Doris Day Animal Foundation ddaf.org.) Doris is heavily featured on the station as her iconic status should demand. But other icons like Frank Sinatra and Andy Williams are also in evidence on a daily basis, as are the great groups, folk and otherwise, big bands and jazz legends. Hit lists from as far back as the 20's are incorporated in the music provided on a daily basis.
"We have not forgotten that artists such as Bing Crosby and Pat Boone had almost as many top hits as any others. In addition, we make up for so many of the record research statisticians who only compile #1 songs, as opposed to the thousands that reached the Top Ten which were just as popular as their counterparts that sold a few more copies." DeVita has been doing musical research as long as he has been collecting records, so listeners are treated to true statistics. In fact, some portions of the program feature more than one version of a song in the same set. Why? Because in some years, there were as many as 5 or 6 different versions of the same song in the Top 15! Just one of many examples: in 1944, the song "Long Ago and Far Away" had multiple recordings, 7 of which were in the Top 20 at the same time. The popular versions were by: Helen Forrest & Dick Haymes, Bing Crosby, Jo Stafford, Perry Como, Guy Lombardo, The Three Sons and the Les Brown Band (with Doris Day on the vocal). The song comes from the movie, "Cover Girl", which starred Gene Kelly and Rita Hayworth. Their version of the song was also popular that year. Magic Music plays all these versions!
Mr. DeVita has another mission with this station. He wants to present (maybe for the first time) some recordings in his collection possibly unheard until now. In his vast collection of music, he has some radio transcripts that go back years. Listeners are treated to these rare recordings on a daily basis. Mike also has many previously unreleased songs, some of which could have been gigantic hits, but that is another story (discussed on the website.)
Listeners need to be aware that there is a problem. The station host (radionomy.com)
Mike De Vita