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December 23, 2016

 

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Lee Wiley, Teddi King, and Barbara Lea all had connections to famed jazz impresario George Wein and his Boston nightclub Storyville

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We explore the King Of Swing Mr. Benny Goodman, and the many singers who front his big band, including Helen Forrest, Peggy Lee, and Billie Holiday.

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The Songs Of Hearth And Home

A collection of songs about the comforts of home life, for Thanksgiving.

November 18, 2016

 

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Recent Releases for 2016, Part 2

Afterglow rounds up the best new releases in vocal jazz, including new albums by Kurt Elling, Madeleine Peyroux, Tierney Sutton, and Norah Jones.

November 11, 2016

 

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The Marvelous Billy May: A Centennial Celebration

We celebrate the centennial of one of the most swinging and swaggering arrangers from the 1950s and 1960s.

October 28, 2016

 

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It’s Witchcraft: Songs For A Haunted Holiday

"It's Witchcraft," "Ghosts Of Yesterday," "Haunted Heart," "Skeleton In The Closet," and more haunted songs for Halloween.

October 21, 2016

 

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Oh, So Nice: The Ira Gershwin Songbook

Ira Gershwin was the lyricist behind such standards as "Embraceable You," "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off," and "Long Ago (And Far Away)"

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The Vee Jay Jazz Story

LP cover of Eddie Harris' Exodus To Jazz

In 1953 a Gary, Indiana couple started what would become one of the most successful black-owned record labels, highlighting gospel, blues, R and B, and jazz.

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