Michael Lasser - Kansas City in Popular Song
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Peabody Award-winning radio personality Michael Lasser explores the songs inspired by our town, from “Everything’s Up To Date in Kansas City” to the rock classic “Kansas City” with its “pretty little women,” a tune recorded by artists as varied as the Beatles and Trini Lopez.
Lasser has been called “a walking encyclopedia of American song” and is the author of America’s Songs: The Stories Behind the Songs of Broadway, Hollywood, and Tin Pan Alley.
He hosts the weekly syndicated radio show Fascinatin’ Rhythm.