Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
“Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.”
It's Friday night. Time to unwind with our regular Friday night feature on This Just In.
The weekend has finally arrived.
The sun has set.
The evening sky has erupted.
Let's smooth our way into Saturday and Sunday.
This weekend, my Dad would have celebrated a birthday. We miss him dearly, but we hold on to many wonderful memories, including the music he loved.
Tonight, as I've done in the past, some selections will be shared from Dad's record collection.
Let's start with a rather appropriate instrumental that was one of Dad's all-time favorites, performed live with not only the traditional take, but a jazzy interpretation as well.
Dad enjoyed watching Andy Williams' weekly TV variety show. He even started wearing turtleneck sweaters a la Andy.
Williams put out an album of some of the songs he featured on his show. Here's one of them where the singing duo slows down the tempo Williams employed.
Also in my Dad's collection was the Herb Alpert album with the famous cover. And if memory serves correctly, Mom actually purchased it for him!
I'm, of course, talking about "Whipped Cream & Other Delights."
In this medley, you'll hear a couple tunes from that LP.
TV lovers know the new fall season is underway. Tonight on the season premiere of "Blue Bloods" on CBS, Tony Bennett and Carrie Underwood perform their recent recording of a real oldie. From the Great American Songbook, "It Had To Be You" is a standard in many vocalists' repertoire.
Tony, we still love you, especially when you just stick to what you do best.
That's it for this week's segment.
We love you, Dad!
Have a great weekend.
Dad really loved piano music, so we close with another of his favorites, a true classic.