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December 11, 2015


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Harry, Tommy, and Axel: Sinatra’s First Five Years

For Frank Sinatra's centennial, we look at his first five years as a recording artist.

March 13, 2009


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The Best-Known Unknown in Show Business: Thelma Carpenter

Singer Thelma Carpenter's career stretched from the swing era to "The Wiz" and "The Cosby Show," and she counted songwriter Alec Wilder among her champions.

April 14, 2007


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The Alec Wilder Songbook

A composer of songs that have achieved status as minor classics in the Great American Songbook canon, Alec Wilder is featured this week on Afterglow.

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Portrait Of Jimmy Heath: The Riverside Years

LP cover for saxophonist Jimmy Heath's TRIPLE THREAT.

Jimmy Heath was off the jazz scene for much of the 1950s, but he returned to make a string of albums that cemented his reputation as a composer and a player.

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