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Afterglow: Best of 2008

This episode of Afterglow looks at some of the best new releases and reissues/historical releases from 2008.

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Cassandra Wilson's 2008 album, Loverly.

This edition of Afterglow takes a look at some favorite new releases and reissues/historical releases from 2008, including music from Cassandra Wilson, Marilyn Scott, Benny Goodman with Fred Astaire, Helen Merrill, Frank Sinatra, Robin McKelle, and others.

Music Heard On This Episode

Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most
Cassandra Wilson — Loverly (Blue Note, 2008)
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Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most
Cassandra Wilson — Loverly (Blue Note, 2008)
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Who Cares
Benny Goodman/Fred Astaire — Columbia and Okeh Benny Goodman Orchestra Sessions (Mosaic, 2008)
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Hour of Parting
Benny Goodman — Columbia and Okeh Benny Goodman Orchestra Sessions (Mosaic Records)
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Gone With the Wind
Cassandra Wilson — Loverly (Blue Note, 2008)
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O Grande Amor
Stan Getz — Sweet Rain (Verve, 1967)
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In a Sentimental Mood
Duke Ellington — Best of Duke Ellington 1932-1939 (Columbia/RCA Victor, 2008)
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Drinking Again
Frank Sinatra — Nothing But the Best (Reprise, 2008)
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Litha
Stan Getz — Sweet Rain (Verve, 2008)

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Abracadabra
Robin McKelle — Modern Antique (Cheap Lullaby, 2008)
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Blue Skies
Willie Nelson — Stardust: Legacy Edition (Columbia/Legacy, 2008)
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Deep in a Dream
Helen Merrill — The Dick Katz Sessions (Mosaic, 2008)
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Imagination
Chet Baker/Dick Twardzik — Complete 1955 Holland Concerts (LoneHill, 2008)
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Here Is Something for You
Eliane Elias — Something for You (Somethin' Else/Blue Note, 2008)
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Lonely Town
Marilyn Scott — Every Time We Say Goodbye (Venus, 2008)
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David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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