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July 8, 2014

 

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Mr. B: The Billy Eckstine Story

Billy Eckstine was a cultural pioneer who became one of the first black male solo singers to find success singing love songs.

June 4, 2011

 

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Songs of the Season: Summer

We pay tribute to the arrival of warm weather with music from Nat King Cole, June Christy, Louis Armstrong, Hoagy Carmichael, George Benson and more.

March 3, 2007

 

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Easy to Love: Roberta Gambarini

This week on Afterglow it’s “Easy to Love: Roberta Gambarini.” Jazz vocalist Gambarini was born in Italy and came to the United States in the late 1990s.

October 21, 2006

 

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The Songwriter Sings: Bobby Troup

This week on Afterglow we’ll feature a new compilation of early-1950s recordings from Bobby Troup, author of “Route 66".

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Jazz From Monterey: 1958, The Birth Of A Festival

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Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Dave Brubeck and Gerry Mulligan were just a few of the musicians who showed up to help inaugurate the Monterey Jazz Festival.

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