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Archive for September 2015

September 4, 2015


Aretha and Sam

The King and Queen of Soul Sing Standards

On this show, we'll hear the soulful Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin interpret the Great American Songbook.

September 11, 2015



Starry Eyed: Stars in the Great American Songbook

We're exploring the best "Stardust Melodies" from the Great American Songbook.

September 18, 2015


[Portrait of Wesley Prince, Oscar Moore, and Nat King Cole, Zanzibar, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1946]

Nat King Cole in the 1940s

In the 1940s, Nat King Cole transformed from a work-a-day pianist in L.A. to a national superstar.

September 24, 2015


Dinah Washington-September in the Rain

Songs of the Season: Autumn 2015

Afterglow's salute to falling leaves and pumpkin spice with the best autumn songs from the Great American Songbook.

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cover for the Free Spirits' Out Of Sight And Sound LP

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