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Street of Dreams Revisited

Afterglow takes another stroll down the lane of musical reverie.

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Miles Davis' Moon Dreams is featured on this week's Afterglow, "Street of Dreams Revisited".

Afterglow’s stroll down the lane of reverie continues this week with “Street of Dreams Revisited,” featuring music from Patricia Barber (her invocation of the god Morpheus), Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughan (doing one of the songs for which lyricist Johnny Mercer also wrote the music), Billie Holiday, Madeleine Peyroux, Peggy Lee, Jackie Paris, Mary Ann McCall, and others.

Music Heard On This Episode

This Time the Dream's On Me
Ella Fitzgerald — Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook V. 1 (Polygram, 1961)
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This Time the Dream's On Me
Ella Fitzgerald — Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook V. 1 (Polygram, 1961)
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Morpheus
Patricia Barber — Mythologies (Blue Note, 2006)
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A Kiss to Build a Dream On
Louis Armstrong — Satchmo Serenades (Polygram, 1949)
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I Had the Craziest Dream
Nat King Cole — Sings the Great Songs/Thank You, Pretty Baby (EMI, 2002)
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I'll See You In My Dreams
Anita O'Day — This Is Anita (Polygram, 1990)
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Dream
Sarah Vaughan — At Mister Kelly's (Polygram/Emarcy, 1991)
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This Is My Night to Dream
Jackie Paris — The Jackie Paris Sound (3rd Japan, 2005)
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Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
Mary Ann McCall — You're Mine, You: 1939-50 (Hep, 2004)
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Moon Dreams
Miles Davis — Complete Birth of the Cool (Blue Note, 1998)

Notes: Midpoint music bed.

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Dickie's Dream
Lester Young/Count Basie — America's #1 Band (Sony, 2003)
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Dream of Life
Billie Holiday — Quintessential V. 7 (Sony, 1991)

Notes: Written by Carmen McRae.

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Man, That Was a Dream
Carmen McRae — Carmen Sings Monk (RCA, 2001)

Notes: Based on Thelonious Monk's

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Dreamland
Madeleine Peyroux — Dreamland (Atlantic/WEA, 1996)
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Darn That Dream
Billie Holiday — All or Nothing at All (Polygram, 1995)
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Street of Dreams
Peggy Lee — Black Coffee and Other Delights (MCA, 1994)
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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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  • Sitting_In_Silence

    Has anyone gotten this to play in Real player? Or at all?

  • David Brent Johnson

    Broken link, S_I_S–should be fixed now. Apologies!

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