Allen Secher

This month on You Must Remember This, 7:30-8:30pm: host Allen Secher is not sitting on his laurels; he's going places. "Let's Get Away From It All," "Kalamazoo," "San Francisco," "Chicago," and "New York, New York" are just the start of this road trip.

You Must Remember This is hosted by Allen Secher and airs the first Monday of each month as a Monday Music Special, 7:30 - 8:30pm.

(Broadcast: "Monday Music Special," 10/6/14)

Driving Mrs. Roosevelt

Sep 18, 2014

Have you ever had the opportunity to sit and converse with greatness, and to be enveloped in their aura?

For five days, in June of 1955, I was afforded that incredible experience as the driver for Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt. Permit me to expand.

In the 50's one could still work their way through college. One of my jobs was as a campus guide for the PR department of my school, Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. The annual Board meeting and Arts Festival were held each June.

William P. Gottlieb. William P. Gottlieb Collection (Library of Congress)

This month on You Must Remember This, 7:30-8:30pm: through songs and interviews with the young Frank Sinatra, host Allen Secher reminds us of the phenomenon of the 1930s and 1940s known as Sinatramania. "Would you believe that in 1940, Frank Sinatra was as big as the Beatles or Elvis in their time, or any rock star you can name today?" Or as the New York Herald Tribune put it: "It is a slightly disturbing spectacle to witness the almost synchronized screams that come from the audience as he closes his eyes, or moves his body slightly sideways."

For the last thirty years, recording engineer and production coordinator Toby Scott has been recording and archiving Bruce Springsteen's concert and studio sessions, lending his skills to nearly every Springsteen project since Darkness On the Edge of Town.

7/7/14: This month on You Must Remember This, 7:30-8:30pm: host Allen Secher features singer Michael Feinstein's renditions of Gershwin songs, with introductions by Feinstein. In addition, you'll hear archival music and conversation from George and Ira Gershwin, Tony Thomas and Oscar Levant.

"You Must Remember This" airs the first Monday of each month as a Monday Music Special.

6/2/14: This month on "You Must Remember This," 7:30-8:30pm:  host Allen Secher re-visits favorite standards, and favorite vocal pairings. A few of the artists: Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole;  Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong; Eydie Gormé and Steve Lawrence; Keely Smith and Louis Prima; Cleo Laine and Mel Tormé; Tony Bennett and k.d. lang; Tony and Celine Dion;  Tony and Bono...

"You Must Remember This" airs the first Monday of each month as a Monday Music Special.

Hulton Archive

5/5/14, 7:30-8:30pm: This month on "You Must Remember This," host Allen Secher profiles the career of singer, Anita O'Day.

"You Must Remember This" airs the first Monday of each month as a Monday Music Special.

4/7/14: This week on the Monday Music Special, 7:30 - 9:00pm:  Allen Secher joins us live in the phone room for a special hour-and-a-half-long Public Radio Week edition of "You Must Remember This." Along with his umbrella, Allen's bringing some standards that discuss the weather. Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lorenzo Fuller and other crooners predict rain, lovely weather, and spring hang-ups. Secher's forecast: steady showers of financial support from listeners.

3/3/14, 7:30-8:30pm: Host Allen Secher pays tribute to musician, songwriter and activist, Pete Seeger, who died in January 2014 at the age of 94.

"You Must Remember This" airs the first Monday of each month as a Monday Music Special.

Monday, February 3rd, 2014, 7:30-8:30pm: In honor of Valentine's Day, host Allen Secher plays a selection of standards about majestic places, big red hearts, romance, giddyness, fantasy, and powerful memories.

"You Must Remember This" airs the first Monday of each month as a Monday Music Special.

Monday, January 6th, 7:30-8:30pm:

In honor of the new year, host Allen Secher dons the rose-colored glasses for an hour of optimistic songs, including "The Best is Yet To Come," "Feeling Groovy," "Young At Heart," "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'."

"You Must Remember This" airs the first Monday of each month as a Monday Music Special.

Monday, December 2nd, 2013: Each December, through music and anecdotes, Allen Secher's monthly program,"You Must Remember This" salutes Pearl Harbor Day. This December 2nd, 7:30-8:30pm, "Rosie the Riveter," "The Ration Blues," "Buy Buy Bonds," and "He's 1A in the Army and A1 in My Heart" paint a picture of the U.S.'s home front during the Second World War.