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July 8, 2016

 

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The Lesser-Known Motown

The Elgins, Brenda Holloway, Eddie Holland, and other also-rans from Hitsville, U.S.A. will be highlighted.

June 24, 2016

 

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Recent Releases for 2016, Part 1

A roundup of recent releases in vocal jazz and traditional pop, including new albums by Gregory Porter, Esperanza Spalding, and Willie Nelson.

June 3, 2016

 

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Tributes to Nat King Cole

We explore tribute albums to Nat King Cole, recorded by Oscar Peterson, Diana Krall, Marvin Gaye, and others.

May 27, 2016

 

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Burt Bacharach and The Brill Building

On this show, we look at the sophisticated songwriting talent of Burt Bacharach, and salute his fellow songwriters and singers from New York's Brill Building.

May 20, 2016

 

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Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Van Heusen

We explore the 40 year partnership between songwriter Jimmy Van Heusen and singer Frank Sinatra.

May 13, 2016

 

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The Singers ‘In The Land Of Hi-Fi’

EmArcy Records released a series of jazz albums in the mid 1950s all bearing the title "In The Land of Hi-Fi"

April 29, 2016

 

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The Great French Songbook, Part 2

A follow-up to The Great French Songbook, Part 1, looking at more music "dans la mode française."

April 21, 2016

 

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Louis Jordan and Sister Rosetta Tharpe

We look at two jazz and R&B masters who laid down the foundation for rock and roll: Louis Jordan and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

April 1, 2016

 

Kurt Elling - Dedicated to You

Kurt Elling and the Music of Coltrane and Hartman

We turn the spotlight on singer Kurt Elling, and his interpretations of the music of John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman

March 24, 2016

 

Spring is Here

Songs of the Season: Spring 2016

Afterglow's annual salute to fairer weather, with spring songs sung by June Christy, Blossom Dearie, and Mark Murphy.

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