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.
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 put controversy and provocative blogs aside for the rest of this work week and smooth our way into Saturday and Sunday.
June has arrived, the most popular month for tying the knot.
Tonight, some nice wedding reception music that will not include any polkas or the Macarena. Nothing wrong with that stuff, mind you. It’s just that we have a theme to adhere to.
Gonna get married, gonna have a party, gotta play some Sinatra. A natural is “The Way You Look Tonight,” sung originally in 1936 by Fred Astaire in the film, “Swing Time.”
Sinatra’s version is classic.
From a danceability perspective (yeh, I’ve been know to trip the light fantastic), I really like Steve Tyrell’s rendition from “Father of the Bride II,” complete with strings and rich sax solo.
Let’s say we give it a whirl.
Speaking of Sinatra, any idea what his biggest selling record was?
I recall hearing the answer on the radio a few years back and was somewhat surprised.
Strangers in the Night?
Fly Me to the Moon?
The Summer Wind?
You Make Me Feel So Young?
None of the above.
In the mid-60’s, Frank teamed up with his daughter for a memorable recording.
A more contemporary version makes for a great wedding song.
The Mavericks with lead singer Raul Malo are joined by Trisha Yearwood.
Cuddle up, couples.
Y’know, they just don’t play enough slow numbers at weddings, despite the tons of great material.
Seems by 9, definitely 10:00, the record spinners, and they dominate wedding night entertainment these days, start appealing to those 24 and younger.
They don't know what they're missing.
For years, I'd give my friend, Jim Kaluzny a hand playing music at weddings. You learn quickly what the "Can't Miss" classics are:
Can't Help Falling in Love- Elvis
Crazy- Patsy Cline
Unforgettable- Nat King and Natalie Cole
Chances Are- Johnny Mathis
Summer Wind- Frank Sinatra
Put Your Head on My Shoulder- Paul Anka
Moonlight Serenade- Glenn Miller
Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
You Are Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Behind Closed Doors- Charlie Rich
Could I Have This Dance for the Rest of My Life?- Anne Murray
Close to You- Carpenters
That's it for this week.
Have a great weekend all you sentimental fools.
Congratulations to all the brides and bridegrooms.
We close with a selection from the CD, "Disney's Fairytale Weddings," and it ain't kids stuff.
Happy Anniversary, Jennifer!