Highlights of new records by Gregory Porter, Cécile McLorin Salvant, and Dee Dee Bridgewater.
Singer Jo Stafford was one of the most versatile postwar singers, excelling in pop, swing, bebop, country, folk, and even comedy.
Italian-American Crooners, like Sinatra, Martin, Como, and Bennett, shaped the landscape of popular song in the 1940s and 50s.
This week, we feature an interview with Grammy-nominated jazz singer Tierney Sutton.
"Ain't Misbehavin'," "Honeysuckle Rose," "Black And Blue," and more songs by songwriters Andy Razaf and Fats Waller.
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.