The leaves are changing from green to red, the air outside is brisk and cool, and that means it’s time to look at autumn songs from the Great American Songbook.
A look at singer Dinah Washington, and her years recording for the Mercury record label in the 1940s and 50s.
"You And The Night And The Music," "Night And Day," "Midnight Sun," and more songs for nighttime people on this episode of Afterglow.
We explore the classical music origins of jazz and pop standards like “Baubles, Bangles, and Beads,” “Lover, Come Back To Me,” and “Full Moon and Empty Arms.”
Reprise Records was Frank Sinatra's own label, and it turned the singer into a record executive.
"The Way You Look Tonight," "They Didn't Believe Me," "All The Things You Are," "Ol' Man River," and more memorable tunes from the pen of Jerome Kern.
"Summertime," "Heat Wave," "Too Darn Hot," and other summertime songs from the Great American Songbook.
Lena Horne (1917–2010) had close working relationships with composers like Harold Arlen and Billy Strayhorn.