The Croon Wave is a show that debuted on March 3, 2016 on Bombshells Radio.
Hosted by Ben Benjamin – from the band Introflirt, the show airs every Thursday at 10:00 pm EST/EDT.
Ben explores the warmth, vibrato, and sometimes sleaze of the crooner. Backed by a swinging big band, a swooning string section, or a smoky jazz combo, the crooners of the 30s, 40s, 50s & 60s led the hearts of a generation into romance.
The Croon Wave Archives
July 21, 2016 | Episode Eighteen
Artists featured this week include: Perry Como, Dorothy Lamour, Nat King Cole, Don Cherry and Vera Lynn
July 14, 2016 | Episode Seventeen
Artists featured this week include: Andrews Sisters, Bea Wain, Hoagy Carmichael, Betty Hutton, Adelaide Hall and more!
July 7, 2016 | Episode Sixteen
Artists featured this week include: Jonah Jones Quartet, Mills Brothers, Connie Francis, Annette Hanshaw, and many more.
June 30, 2016 | Episode Fifteen
Artists featured this week include: Billy Holiday, Rudy Vallee, Marion Harris, Fanny Brice, Mel Tormé, Bing Crosby and others.
June 16, 2016 | Episode Fourteen
Artists featured this week include: Sammy Kaye, Chet Baker, Frances Langford, Jerry Valem June Christy and Erroll Gardener
June 2, 2016 – Episode Thirteen
Artists featured this week include: Eddie Fisher, Jo Stafford, Tony Martin, Johnny Hartman, Kay Starr and others
May 26, 2016 | Episode Twelve
Artists featured this week include: Cathrine Legardh, Al Jolsen, Brook Benton, Johnny Mercer, Billy Eckstein and more!
May 19, 2016 | Episode Eleven
Artists featured this week include: Pat Suzuki, Helen Forrest, Keely Smith, Dinah Washingston, Doris Day and more more.
May 12, 2016 | Episode Ten
Artists featured this week include: Bobby Darrin, Billy Eckstein, Matt Monroe, Eddie Fisher and more.
May 5, 2016 | Episode Nine
Artists featured this week include: Vic Damone, Kitty Kallen, Robert Goulet, Carmen McRae, Tony Martin and others.
April 28 | Episode Eight
Artists featured this week include: Sarah Vaughn, Ronny Hilton, Jack Jones, Julias Larosa, Annie Ross and Chet Baker.
April 21 | Episode Seven
Artists featured this week include: Judy Garland, Savannah Churchill, Chris Montez, Steve Lawrence, Edie Gorme and many more.
April 14 | No Episode
We Gave Ben The Night Off!
April 7, 2016 | Episode Six
This week’s edition includes artists Louis Jordan, Sammy Davis Jr., Doris Day, Al Martino, The Pied Pipers and many more.
March 31, 2016 | Episode Five
This week’s edition includes artists Maurice Chevalier, Lena Horne, Johnny Mathis, Dinah Shore, June Christy and many more.
March 24, 2016 – Torch Songs | Episode Four
This week’s special edition includes artists Tony Bennett, Judy Garland, Maxine Sullivan, Glenn Miller Orchestra and so many more!
March 17, 2016 | Episode Three
Artists featured this week include: Jo Stafford, Mel Torme, Nancy Wilson, Johnny Mercer, Nat King Cole and Erroll Gardner
March 10, 2016 | Episode Two
Artists featured this week on The Croon Wave include; Arthur Prysock, Louis Jordan, Ruth Etting, Johnny Demond, Sammy Davis Jr., Vic Damone, Billie Holiday and more.
March 3, 2016 | Episode One
The debut of The Croon Wave on Bombshells Radio. Artists featured include:Johnny Hartmann, John Coltrane, Sarah Vaughn, Keely Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Rudy Vallee and more!