Afterglow surveys another round of new and recent releases.
In 1964 Dean Martin recorded a laidback martini-at-the-fireside album that included the original version of a song that would soon become his signature tune.
Kay Starr is best-known for her 1950s pop-novelty hits “Wheel of Fortune” and “The Rock and Roll Waltz,” but her roots were in the swing era of the 1940s.
New and recent releases from Kurt Elling, Melody Gardot, Curtis Stigers, and a never-before-issued 1968 nightclub recording of pianist Bill Evans.
Singer Raney's 1992 CD and tribute sets to arranger Russ Garcia and drummer Paul Motian, featuring Louis Armstrong, Anita O’Day, Mel Torme, and Bill Evans.
In the 1960s the Beatles' primary songwriters rocked the world of jazz and popular song. Decades later, Beatles songs themselves have become standards.
Exploring Aretha Franklin's roots this week on Afterglow.
This week's show highlights a CD of standards by one of the world’s most popular pop-rock artists and a sophomore outing from a young Austin, Texas singer.
Paul Simon has written some of the past 50 years’ most memorable hits, such as “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and The Sound of Silence."
Some well-known songs by a little-known lyricist, sung by Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, and others.