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April 10, 2015

 

Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, and Leonard Feather

Billie Holiday and the Big Bands

We continue our Billie Holiday centennial celebration by looking at her work fronting big bands, including those of Benny Goodman, Count Basie, and Artie Shaw.

February 3, 2015

 

Singer Helen Forrest with Harry James

Voice Of The Big Bands: Helen Forrest

At the height of the swing era there was one singer who starred with three of the biggest of the big bands—Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and Harry James.

October 20, 2014

 

Photo of dancers in swing era.

Let’s Dance

Come dance with us this week on Afterglow--no lessons required!

October 20, 2011

 

River song

River Of Song

Turn on your radio, relax, and float downstream this week on Afterglow.

January 9, 2009

 

Cassandra Wilson Loverly Album Cover

Afterglow: Best of 2008

This episode of Afterglow looks at some of the best new releases and reissues/historical releases from 2008.

November 24, 2007

 

Hoagy Carmichael Album Cover

Happy Birthday, Hoagy Carmichael

This week on Afterglow we celebrate the recent birthday of Hoagy Carmichael, with interpretations of Carmichael classics from many performers.

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Billie Holiday Last Recording

In the final months of their lives, jazz artists have sometimes made recordings of great power and poignancy.

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