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Songs Of The Season: Summer 2017

"Summertime," "Heat Wave," "Too Darn Hot," and other summertime songs from the Great American Songbook.

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If you can't stand the heat, cool off with some summertime songs from the Great American Songbook.

Summertime is here, and so is Afterglow’s annual salute to warm weather. It’s our “Songs of the Season” episode for summer. This hour, we’ll hear some odes to the heat from Mel Tormé and Ella Fitzgerald. We’ll also hear a song each about June, July, and August, sung by Johnny Mercer, Helen Forrest, and Julie London. Plus, more summertime favorites sung by Nat King Cole, Nancy Wilson, Frank Sinatra, Blossom Dearie, Helen Carr, and more.

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Mark Chilla

Mark Chilla, originally from Atlanta, GA, is the Production Director at WFIU, where he also hosts Ether Game and Afterglow. He studied music theory at Indiana University and taught various music theory courses at IU and Butler University. He enjoys film, woodworking, learning new instruments and the Beatles.

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