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February 17, 2017

 

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Good Morning, Heartache: Broken Hearts In Popular Song

Torch songs and other heartbreakers from the Great American Songbook, sung by Billie Holiday, Julie London, and Chet Baker.

February 10, 2017

 

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Grammy Award Preview 2017

Some of the nominees for Best Jazz Vocal and Best Traditional Pop album for the 2017 Grammy Awards.

January 27, 2017

 

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Lost In The Stars: The Kurt Weill Songbook

We explore the songs of German composer Kurt Weill, including "Mack The Knife," "September Song," and "Speak Low."

January 6, 2017

 

The Word From Mose Allison

Remembering Mose Allison

We remember the jazz sage from Tippo, Mississippi: Mose Allison (1927–2016)

December 23, 2016

 

A Jolly Christmas From Frank Sinatra

A Very Crooner Christmas

Some classic Christmas songs from some Afterglow favorites

December 16, 2016

 

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Storyville Sweathearts: Lee Wiley, Teddi King, and Barbara Lea

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

December 9, 2016

 

Portrait of Benny Goodman, 400 Restaurant, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1946

Sing, Sing Sing: Benny Goodman and the Singers

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.

November 25, 2016

 

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The Songs Of Hearth And Home

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

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In 1952 Billie Holiday began her last great period on record with a series of small-group sessions that capture the twilight glow of a jazz star.

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