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March 29, 2014

 

The cover for a recent reissue of Sarah Vaughan's recordings of the music of Duke Ellington.

Late Sarah, Early Fred: Sarah Vaughan and Fred Astaire

New anthologies from two legendary performers of American popular song.

October 28, 2013

 

Sheet music for the song

Dedicated To You

Popular song, more often than not, is about love—love won, love lost, love in doubt. This week we feature songs about the fulfillment of longed-for love.

May 3, 2013

 

Cole Porter songbook

Afterglow Plays Cole Porter

Johnny Hartman, Blossom Dearie, Dean Martin and others help us pay tribute to the Indiana songwriter.

February 1, 2013

 

American map

States Of The Union

Afterglow takes a tour of America this week with vocal guides Bing Crosby, Anita O'Day, Hoagy Carmichael, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, and more.

April 8, 2011

 

Yip Harburg

That Old Devil Moon: Yip Harburg

Yip Harburg was a lyricist who grew up poor on the Lower East Side of New York City to write about rainbows, paper moons, Aprils in Paris, and much more.

May 29, 2009

 

Miles Davis Album Cover

Street of Dreams Revisited

Afterglow takes another stroll down the lane of musical reverie.

March 6, 2009

 

Dorothy Fields Album Cover

She Wrote the Song: Women Composers of Popular American Music

"She Wrote the Song" highlights standards written by women composers who, in the early decades of American popular song, had to struggle for the limelight.

January 4, 2008

 

Kurt Elling Nightmoves Album Cover

Best of 2007

We celebrate the best of 2007 this week on Afterglow, listening to some of the best new releases and reissues.

December 2, 2006

 

Anita O'Day Album Cover

Anita O’Day: Remembering The Boogie Ride

This week on Afterglow we note the passing of a legendary jazz vocalist, Anita O’Day, who scored a smash hit with the song “Let Me Off Uptown”.

November 25, 2006

 

Hoagy Carmichael Album Cover

Hoagy Carmichael Songbook

This week on Afterglow we implement a new tradition celebrating Bloomington's own Hoagy Carmichael's November birthday with "The Hoagy Carmichael Songbook".

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