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Look Out The Window!

Warm up for the season with Afterglow's “Look Out the Window!”, with music celebrating the start of winter and the holidays.

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We celebrate the start of winter with music from Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Bud Shank, June Christy, Julie London, Kay Starr, Jo Stafford, Claude Thornhill, Dexter Gordon, and many more.

This week on Afterglow it’s “Look Out the Window!”

We’ll begin to celebrate the start of winter and the holidays with music from Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Bud Shank, June Christy, Julie London, Kay Starr, Jo Stafford, Claude Thornhill, Dexter Gordon, and many more.

Warm up for the season with Afterglow this Friday evening!

Music Heard On This Episode

Winter Weather
Joe Williams/Harry Sweets Edison — Together/Have a Good Time (Roulette Jazz, 1961)
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Winter Weather
Joe Williams/Harry Sweets Edison — Together/Have a Good Time (Roulette Jazz, 1961)
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It Happened in Sun Valley
Glenn Miller — Glenn Miller on Film (Jasmine, 1941)

Notes: From the film SUN VALLEY SERENADE.

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Snow
Rosemary Clooney — Songs From White Christmas and Other Yuletide Favorites (Columbia/Legacy, 1954)

Notes: A song from the film WHITE CHRISTMAS.

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Winter Wonderland (live)
Chet Baker — Boston 1954 (Uptown, 1954)
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Snowfall
Tony Bennett — Snowfall: the Christmas Album (Columbia, 1994)
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Let It Snow
Bud Shank — Jazz Yule Love II (Mack Avenue, 2006)
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Seven Shades of Snow
June Christy — This Time of Year (Collectors' Choice Music, 1961)
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Snowbound
Sarah Vaughan — Comp. Roulette Studio Sessions (Mosaic, 1962)
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Baby, It's Cold Outside
Louis Jordan/Ella Fitzgerald — Let the Good Times Roll (Bear Family, 1949)
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When Winter Comes
Artie Shaw/Tony Pastor — Swingin' Songs for Santa (Collectors' Choice Music)
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Warm December
Julie London — Calendar Girl/Your Number Please (EMI, 1956)
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Looks Like a Cold, Cold Winter
Bing Crosby — The Voice of Christmas: the Complete Decca Songbook (Decca/MCA, 1950)
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I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
Billie Holiday — Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas (Verve, 1955)
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This Time of Year
June Christy — This Time of Year (Collectors' Choice Music, 1961)
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Winter
Al Cohn — Al Cohn Quintet (Coral, 1956)
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Winter of My Discontent
Helen Merrill — The Feeling Is Mutual (LP) (Milestone, 1967)
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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Bing Crosby — The Very Best of Bing Crosby Christmas (Decca/MCA, 1951)
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My Little Drum
Vince Guaraldi — A Charlie Brown Christmas (Fantasy, 1965)
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December
Kay Starr — Swingin' Songs for Santa (Collectors' Choice Music)
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Caroling, Caroling
Nat King Cole — The Christmas Song (Capitol/EMI, 1961)
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Look Out the Window
Mello Men — Swingin' Songs for Santa (Collectors' Choice Music)
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Sleighride
Eaken Piano Trio — Home for the Holidays (Naxos, 1994)
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Moonlight in Vermont
Margaret Whiting — Complete Capitol Hits (Collectors' Choice Music, 1945)

Notes: With Billy Butterfield on trumpet.

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Holiday On Skis
Al Caiola and Riz Ortolani (Ultra-Lounge, 1967)
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Sun Valley Jump
Glenn Miller — Glenn Miller on Film (Jasmine, 1941)

Notes: From the film SUN VALLEY SERENADE.

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Diana Krall — Christmas Songs (Verve, 2005)
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The Little Drummer Boy
Kenny Burrell — Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas (Cadet, 1966)
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Christmas in New Orleans
Louis Armstrong — Traditional Jazz Christmas (GRP, 1955)
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Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Bill Evans — Christmas Songs (Milestone, 1963)
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By the Fireside
Jo Stafford — Happy Holidays: I Love the Winter Weather (Corinthian)
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The Christmas Song
Dexter Gordon — Complete Prestige Recordings (Prestige, 1970)

Notes: Also appears on the album THE PANTHER.

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Snowfall
Claude Thornhill — Snowfall (Hep, 1941)
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I'll Be Home for Christmas
Bing Crosby — The Very Best of Bing Crosby Christmas (Decca/MCA, 1943)
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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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