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#Breakfast Briefing

8:00 am 9:00 am

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8:00 am 9:00 am


Sounds Easy

Presented By David M

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Tuesday 5:00 pm 6:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am 12:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 pm 11:59 pm

Sounds Easy

David Mann presents 'Sounds Easy' on Sundays at 11am, with a repeat the same evening at 11pm. "When Radio Wymondham was first getting going in late 2018, I offered to do a show featuring the music of the 'Great American Songbook' and artists associated with it, such as Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra," says David. "I originally proposed to make six one-hour shows, with the programmes closely based on the format originally created on BBC Radio 2 by broadcaster, music producer and expert on 'our kind of music', Alan Dell. Alan's 'Sounds Easy' ran for many years on Sundays on BBC Radio 2 and, after Alan's passing, was later hosted by another broadcasting legend, David Jacobs. The programme used to be a favourite of mine, so I was eager to make a revived version to air on Radio Wymondham."


"But something must have gone wrong" says David "as the six programmes' I signed up for have somehow now turned into  more than 100 editions of 'Sounds Easy'! There's been positive feedback from regular listeners ever since it started, and in fact the 100th edition was broadcast on Sunday 27th June 2021."


"Via the wonders of social media, I've also been in contact with Alan Dell's son, who clearly remembers the many hours that his father used to spend choosing the songs and creating the edits and segues from one track to another - all done back in the 70s and early 80s with vinyl, turntables and reel-to-reel tapes rather than with a computer of course" says David. "But compiling each one hour show still takes up much of a day each week, as I do like to try and balance the content and research the songs before writing and then recording the script and putting the whole thing together as a completed programme. Finding the best audio quality versions of some of the older songs is sometimes a challenge too."

'Sounds Easy' airs at 11.00am on Sunday mornings, and is repeated at 11.00pm on Sundays, and at 5.00pm on Tuesdays.

Sounds Easy is on Facebook :
https://www.facebook.com/Sounds-Easy-on-Radio-Wymondham-625804251206775


The Sounds Easy show archive is here:
https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioWymondham/

Contact the show:
david@radiowymondham.com

Classic artists perform classic songs from the ‘Great American Songbook’


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