Afterglow Jazz and American Popular Song

The Fireside Afterglow

“The Fireside Afterglow” has a laid-back seasonal theme with music that evokes love, reflection, peace, and the warm moods of winter.

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"The Fireside Afterglow" features music that evokes the warm moods of winter.

“The Fireside Afterglow” provides a laid-back seasonal theme for the last days of December, featuring music that evokes love, reflection, and peace and the warm moods of winter–a sort of secular musical Yule-log offering.

Performers include Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Bill Evans, Norah Jones, and Louis Armstrong, doing songs such as “Violets for Your Furs,” “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm,” “Peace,” and “Snowbound.”

Music Heard On This Episode

Never Let Me Go
Zoot Sims — Suddenly It's Spring (OJC, 1983)
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Never Let Me Go
Zoot Sims — Suddenly It's Spring (OJC, 1983)
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Love Is The Thing
Nat King Cole — Love Is The Thing/Where Did Everyone Go (Collector's Choice, 2007)
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I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
Ella Fitgerald — Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook (Polygram, 2000)
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Violets for Your Furs
Frank Sinatra — Songs For Young Lovers (Capitol, 1998)
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By the Fireside
Jo Stafford — Happy Holidays/I Love the Winter Weather (Corinthian, 1999)
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Warm Canto
Mal Waldron — The Quest (OJC, 1991)
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Our Love Is Here to Stay
Billie Holiday — All or Nothing at All (Polygram, 1995)
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Skating in Central Park
Bill Evans/Jim Hall — Undercurrent (Blue Note, 2002)

Notes: Midpoint music bed.

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Snow
George Winston — December (Windham Hill, 2001)
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Snowbound
Sarah Vaughan — Snowbound/Lonely Hours (EMI Imports, 1997)
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Winter Moon
Art Pepper — Winter Moon (OJC, 1991)
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Peace Piece
Bill Evans — Everybody Digs Bill Evans (Riverside, 2007)
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Peace
Norah Jones — A Very Special Acoustic Christmas (Lost Highway, 2003)
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What a Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong — Louis Armstrong and His Friends (RCA Victor Europe, 2002)
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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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