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Songs of the Season: Winter

Afterglow pays tribute to the winter with music from Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, and others.

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A soundtrack for the great outdoors' cold time of year, suitable for enjoying indoors!

Our annual tribute to the cold-weather months features music from Rosemary Clooney, Ella Fitzgerald with Louis Jordan, the Buselli-Wallarab Orchestra, Tony Bennett, Diana Krall and Bing Crosby.

For more winter-weather music, check out previous shows Let It Snow On Afterglow and Look Out the Window!.

Music Heard On This Episode

Snow
Rosemary Clooney — Songs From White Christmas and Other Yuletide Favorites (Columbia/Legacy, 1997)
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Snow
Rosemary Clooney — Songs From White Christmas and Other Yuletide Favorites (Columbia/Legacy, 1997)
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Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Jo Stafford — Happy Holidays: I Love the Winter Weather (Corinthian, 2000)
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Looks Like a Cold, Cold Winter
Bing Crosby — A Merry Christmas With Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters (MCA/Decca, 2000)
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Baby, It's Cold Outside
Ella Fitzgerald/Louis Jordan — Ella and Friends (Verve, 1996)
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I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
Billie Holiday — Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas (Verve, 1989)
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Winter Weather
Joe Williams/Harry Sweets Edison — Together/Have a Good Time (Blue Note, 2001)
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Winter Wonderland
Diana Krall — Christmas Songs (Verve, 2005)
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Snowfall
Tony Bennett — Snowfall: the Tony Bennett Christmas Album (Sony BMG, 2007)
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Sleigh Ride
Ramsey Lewis — Sound of Christmas (MCA/Chess, 1989)

Notes: Midpoint music bed.

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It Happened in Sun Valley
Glenn Miller — Glenn Miller On Film (Jasmine, 2000)
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Skating
Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra — Carol of the Bells (Owl, 2008)
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Winter of My Discontent
Helen Merrill — Helen Merrill-Dick Katz Sessions (Mosaic, 2008)
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Oh Lonely Winter
Four Freshmen — Four Freshmen and Five Guitars (EMI Gold Imports, 1999)
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Winter Warm
Dick and Kiz Harp — Again! Dick and Kiz Harp at the 90th Floor (90th Floor Records, 2004)
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Blackberry Winter
Marian McPartland — Twilight World (Concord, 2008)
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Happy Holidays: I Love the Winter Weather
Jo Stafford — Happy Holidays: I Love the Winter Weather (Corinthian, 1999)
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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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