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The Tony Sandler Podcast
23 minutes | Aug 17, 2019
With Apologies, Here's Sandler & Young!
We finish our club tour in this episode of the Tony Sandler Podcast. Tony revisits stories about filling in for an ailing Sammy Davis, Jr. (hint: see the title of the episode!). He also shares a great story about his involvement with the Muhammad Ali vs. Jean-Pierre Coopman fight ("never saw my white shoes again"). Also, stories about Paul Anka, Bobby Kennedy, and more! To learn more about the Sandler & Young Legacy Collection, head here: https://www.sandlerandyoung-legacy.com/current-legacy-project/
27 minutes | Aug 4, 2019
We're Going Clubbin': Jack Benny, George Burns and more!
In this episode, Tony recalls his tour of some of the most prestigious nightclubs in the nation, taking us to Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and Toronto. Who came to see him? Celebrities galore, like Jack Benny, Ricardo Montalban, and Edward G. Robinson Plus, a great George Burns story, and you don't want to miss Tony breaking into song. A song he hasn't performed in 50 years! To learn more about the Sandler & Young Legacy Collection, head here: https://www.sandlerandyoung-legacy.com/current-legacy-project/ The Tony Sandler Podcast is a TSLS Production, produced and edited by Digital Legend Media, Minneapolis.
26 minutes | Jul 21, 2019
Playing Tennis with Bill Cosby and Buddy Hackett
In this episode, we continue with Sandler & Young hitting the headliner circuit all over the country. And, Tony name drops...big names. He reflects on his heroes and shares stories about why they were so special to him and his career. You'll hear stories about Sammy Davis, Jr., Joey Bishop, Bill Cosby, Sergio Franchi, Ella Fitzgerald, Buddy Hackett and more. To learn more about the Sandler & Young legacy collection, head to https://www.sandlerandyoung-legacy.com/current-legacy-project/
20 minutes | Jun 30, 2019
The Rat Pack Were My Neighbors
In episode 9 of the Tony Sandler Podcast, Sandler & Young make it big and are headlining The Flamingo in Vegas! Tony talks about his mob bosses, performing next door to the Rat Pack, their opening act Myron Cohen (and what many didn't know about him), and his tense after show dinner with some shady characters in Detroit. To get Tony and Ralph's legacy collection, head here
23 minutes | Jun 14, 2019
Ask Me What I Think About The Beatles
In episode 8 of the Tony Sandler Podcast, Tony takes us even deeper into their Capitol recording years. Including a behind the scenes look in their live album, In Person, from the live studios of Capitol Records. This was a very busy time for Sandler & Young as they tried to squeeze in as much touring, performing and recording as possible as their star continued to rise. This was also the moment of the Beatles invasion, and Tony talks about the ripple effect throughout the recording industry the week they appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show It's another fascinating look behind the curtain during the golden age of music.
24 minutes | May 31, 2019
Big Opportunities Open for Sandler & Young
In this episode of the Tony Sandler Podcast, Tony describes what made Capitol Records the premiere recording studio of its time, and how their first hit opened doors that were previously closed for Sandler & Young. Tony describes his days with Andy Williams, Dinah Shore, Henny Youngman and Milton Berle (and what it said on the back of Milton's robe!).
25 minutes | May 20, 2019
A Gypsy Fortune Teller Predicted It All
Three years after Tony's first introduction to the American audience, Tony and Ralph, Sandler & Young, are now at the top of their game. They are packing the finest stages all over the country and enjoying new friendships with Hollywood's biggest stars. And, what makes this so bizarre, is how this all comes back to a prediction given to Tony by a Gypsy Fortune Teller. All the details are in episode 6 of the Tony Sandler Podcast. To learn more about the Sandler & Young series, head here: https://www.sandlerandyoung-legacy.com/current-legacy-project/ Mentioned in this episode: Gary Morton, Desi Arnaz, Lucille Ball, Polly Bergen, Kirk Douglas, Jerry Lewis, Sandler & Young, Ralph Young, Tony Sandler
23 minutes | May 11, 2019
We Shot Up Like Un Razzo!
In this episode of the Tony Sandler Podcast, Tony pays tribute to Luther Henderson, arranger for Polly Bergen, who wrote the closer for the "First 20 Years". We also get the details behind one of Sandler & Young's most famous songs, Mr. Boom Boom. Then Tony opens up about one of the most difficult, and one of the most stressful moments of his career, a moment that almost broke up a duo that was on the verge of taking off. It was their series of performances at the Nevele Hotel, that kept the duo employed. Their performances at that hotel received standing ovations. Big love from everyone, except Lou Walter's, father of Barbara Walters, who didn't give the duo the reaction Tony expected. It was that reaction that almost drove Tony away for good. That's until Val Irving, from the Jackson, Irving and Durante (Jimmy Durante) vaudeville act, took Sandler & Young under his wing. Listen to what happens next in episode 5 of the Tony Sandler Podcast. To learn more and watch the great performances mentioned in this episode, head here: https://www.sandlerandyoung-legacy.com/
26 minutes | May 2, 2019
Bad Luck Charlie
Episode 4 of the Tony Sandler Podcast picks up where we left off, in the elegant Persian Room on tour with Polly Bergen. The show recaps Lauren Bacall's desire to "meet" Tony, which leads Tony down a path of memories about Sonny & Cher, Princess Magaret, Nancy Wilson, Lou Rawls and Vincente Minnelli. This is also the time Sandler & Young get their big break with record deal at Capitol Records. Dave Cavanah helped Tony and Ralph score their first big hit. Listen to Tony tell the story and then hear the song that was all over radios across the nation. It was a level of fame Ralph Young thought he would never achieve. Tony explains why Ralph was known by friends as "Bad Luck Charlie," and why the tide turned after meeting Tony Sandler.
19 minutes | Apr 25, 2019
I Want That Belgian Flesh
Tony Sandler and Ralph Young, Sandler & Young, are now on the road with Polly Bergen playing the most elegant stages outside of Las Vegas. Tony shares his amazement and appreciation for going from lounge act in Vegas to performances in front of the biggest celebrities on stage and screen. In this episode you'll hear more about how instrumental Phil Silvers' was in the beginning of Sandler & Young, along with post-show mingles with Mary Martin, Sonja Henning, Edward G Robinson, Kirk Douglas, and an interesting moment with Lauren Bacall. To learn more about the Sandler & Young legacy collection, head to www.sandlerandyoung-legacy.com Make sure and subscribe to this podcast and give us the highest rating possible! Thank you!
29 minutes | Apr 25, 2019
Sandler & Young, From Lounge Act to Superstars
Tony Sandler recalls his early days with Ralph Young, and how Ralph convinced Tony to stay in the states after considering a move back to Europe. Tony describes exactly why he gelled with Ralph and what made the duo so unique. Tony also share stories of Phil Silvers, Key Howard, Matt Gregory, Major Riddle and Polly Bergen. Enjoy episode 2 where Sandler & Young go from a lounge act to the big stage. To learn more about the Sandler & Young legacy collection, head to www.sandlerandyoung-legacy.com Make sure and subscribe to this podcast and give us the highest rating possible! Thank you!
32 minutes | Apr 16, 2019
Setting the Stage
Tony once again commands the stage in this inaugural episode of the Tony Sandler Podcast! This episode features the great music of Sandler & Young, along with Tony's solo work, which will set the stage for the stories that will take you behind the Las Vegas curtain and reveal how Tony met Ralph Young, why they decided to pursue a music career as a team, and the exact moment they knew their career was going to explode. In this series of podcasts about the greatest era in Las Vegas, Tony will recount the stories of the people that made this time period so special. You'll hear about Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, JR, Dean Martin, and even Sonny & Cher. Buckle up, this is going to be a fun ride! To learn more about the Sandler & Young legacy collection, head to www.sandlerandyoung-legacy.com Make sure and subscribe to this podcast and give us the highest rating possible! Thank you!
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