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Posts tagged Billie Holiday

November 20, 2009

 

Johnny Mercer

Too Marvelous With Words: Johnny Mercer, America’s Poet Laureate

A centennial celebration of the lyricist who wrote "Moon River" and many other standards, featuring an interview with Afterglow founding host Dick Bishop.

October 30, 2009

 

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A Dark and Lonely Night: Haunted Love Songs For Halloween

A different take on haunted music for Halloween, with evening laments and anguished odes to lost and longed-for love from Julie London, Duke Ellington and more.

August 28, 2009

 

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Lester Young And The Singers

A centennial celebration of the tenor saxophonist featuring his recordings with Billie Holiday and other vocalists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Jimmy Rushing.

July 17, 2009

 

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Swing It, Lady, Swing: Billie Holiday With The Big Bands

Billie Holiday's discography doesn't reflect the breadth of her big-band experience. "Swing It, Lady, Swing" features nearly all of her big-band recordings.

May 29, 2009

 

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Street of Dreams Revisited

Afterglow takes another stroll down the lane of musical reverie.

April 24, 2009

 

Keeps On Rainin'

Keeps On Rainin’: Songs That Invoke The Rain

This week on Afterglow: Songs that use rain as inspiration for romance, including selections from Billie Holiday, The Four Freshmen, Frank Sinatra, and more.

April 10, 2009

 

It Might As Well Be Spring

Songs of the Season: Spring

Tony Bennett, Helen Forrest, and others help us commemorate the changing of the seasons.

March 6, 2009

 

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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.

February 13, 2009

 

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That Ole Devil Called Love

It's the most written-about topic in the history of popular song L-O-V-E, as Nat King Cole once sang.

January 16, 2009

 

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Street of Dreams

Musical reveries from the masters of American popular song.

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