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The Dress Circle: Songs by James "Jimmy" McHugh

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You may not know the composer’s name on this week’s Dress Circle (8/5 7:00 p.m.), but you’re sure to know many of the songs penned by the wonderful James “Jimmy” McHugh.  With lyricists like Dorothy Fields, Harold Adamson, and Ted Koehler, McHugh’s prolific career spanned three decades with songs for the stage and screen.  Join us as we celebrate the career of this wonderful composer with songs that appeared in the films “Higher and Higher” and “Bring on the Girls” as well as the revue of his music entitled “Lucky in the Rain.”  

We’ll also be sampling songs that appeared in the “Blackbirds of 1928,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” and “Sugar Babies” as well.    Some of the songs include “Doin’ the New Low Down,” “A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening,” “I Got Lucky in the Rain,” and “Comin’ in on a Wing and a Prayer” sung by Barbara Cook, Frank Sinatra, Alice Faye, Joan Crawford, and Fred Astaire.  Spend a happy hour with us this Sunday at 7:00 and get to know the wonderful Jimmy McHugh a bit better.

Michael is program host and host of the WWFM Sunday Opera, Sundays at 3 pm, and co-host of The Dress Circle, Sundays at 7 pm.
Ted Otten is co-host of The Dress Circle