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Richard Groove Holmes' hit organ-jazz cover of "Misty" is featured on this week's Afterglow.

This week’s Afterglow includes recent recordings by Madeleine Peyroux, Melody Gardot and Diana Krall, as well as music from two recent anthologies of Louis Armstrong and Oscar Peterson, a couple of artists with Indiana connections (Claude Thornhill and Wes Montgomery), Richard Groove Holmes’ hit organ-jazz cover of “Misty,” and more.

Music Heard On This Episode

Fragile
Andy Bey — Tuesdays in Chinatown (Encoded Sound, 2001)
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Fragile
Andy Bey — Tuesdays in Chinatown (Encoded Sound, 2001)
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Walk On By
Diana Krall — Quiet Nights (Verve, 2009)
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Misty
Richard Groove Holmes — Soul Message (Prestige, 2006)
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Lulu's Back in Town
The Hi-Lo's — American Songbook Series: Harry Warren (Smithsonian, 1993)
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River of Tears
Madeleine Peyroux — Bare Bones (Rounder, 2009)
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If We Never Meet Again
Louis Armstrong — Complete Decca Recordings 1935-46 (Mosaic Records, 2009)
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Lady Be Good
Oscar Peterson — Complete Clef/Mercury Recordings of the Oscar Peterson Trio (Mosaic Records, 2009)
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Anything Goes
Oscar Peterson — Complete Clef/Mercury Recordings of Oscar Peterson Trio (Mosaic Records, 2009)

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A Sunday Kind of Love
Claude Thornhill — 1946-47 Performances V. 1 (Hep, 2003)
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Groove Yard
Montgomery Brothers — Groove Yard (Riverside, 1994)
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Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You
Mark Murphy — Jazz Standards (32 Jazz, 1998)
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In a Sentimental Mood
Charles McPherson — Con Alma (OJC, 1995)
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Lover Undercover
Melody Gardot — My One and Only Thrill (Verve, 2009)
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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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