Give Now

Afterglow Jazz and American Popular Song

Posts tagged benny goodman

April 10, 2015


Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, and Leonard Feather

Billie Holiday and the Big Bands

A spotlight on Lady Day's time 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.

Stay Connected

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Afterglow:

Support For Indiana Public Media Comes From

About Afterglow

About The Host

Search Afterglow

This Week On Night Lights

The Billy Strayhorn Songbook

Billy Strayhorn 1

Billy Strayhorn was Duke Ellington’s composing/arranging partner for 27 years, writing “Take the A Train,” “Lush Life,” and many other eventual jazz standards.

Read more »

Night Lights is WFIU's weekly program of classic jazz hosted by David Brent Johnson.

More from Night Lights »