JOHNNY COSTA
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Johnny Costa made a number of fine recordings over his long musical career, but he will probably be better remembered for his musical contributions to television. After initially studying accordion in childhood, he took up the piano, studying with a teacher who had also taught Oscar Levant. Costa discovered he had perfect pitch and earned two college degrees in music education, though teaching was only a backup plan to his real goal of performing. He spent 15 years as music director for KDK-TV in Pittsburgh and recorded LPs for Savoy Coral and Dot in the 1950s. He achieved his greatest fame as the music director for the long-running public TV series Mister Rogers Neighborhood, where he insisted on playing jazz, reasoning that children will gravitate to good music. He was correct, as he remained with the program for the final three decades of his life. He did several sessions for read more...
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Classic CostaClassic Costa
Chiaroscuro Records 1993
Audio CD$9.76
$6.27 (used)
Flying FingersFlying Fingers
Chiaroscuro Records 1995
Audio CD$12.99
$5.54 (used)
Dream - Johnny Costa Plays Johnny MercerDream - Johnny Costa Plays Johnny Mercer
Chiaroscuro Records 1997
Audio CD$9.99
$9.98 (used)
Portrait of George GershwinPortrait of George Gershwin
Chiaroscuro Records 1995
Audio CD$8.41
$1.70 (used)
Classic Costa by Johnny Costa (1993-07-28)Classic Costa by Johnny Costa (1993-07-28)
Chiaroscuro Records
Audio CD$35.00
A Portrait to Gershwin by Johnny Costa (2002-01-17)A Portrait to Gershwin by Johnny Costa (2002-01-17)
Chiaroscuro
Audio CD$36.15
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The Amazing Johnny Costa
Swing 1955
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Piano Solos
Swing 1955
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The Most Beautiful Girl in the World
Swing 1955
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Costa Loving
Swing 1955
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Introducing...
Swing 1955
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In My Own Quiet Way
Swing 1959
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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Swing 1967
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Classic Costa
Swing 1992
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Flying Fingers
Swing 1992
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A Portrait Of George Gershwin
Swing 1994
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Dreams So Real
Swing 1996
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Christmas Reflections
Swing 1996

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