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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

 

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.

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

 

Dream sheet music

Street of Dreams

Musical reveries from the masters of American popular song.

December 26, 2008

 

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Songs of the Season: Winter

Afterglow pays tribute to the winter with music from Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, and others.

April 12, 2008

 

Ruth Price Album Cover

Songs of the Season: Celebrating The Arrival Of Spring

The arrival of spring is celebrated the week, with "Songs of the Season", starring Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, and many more.

February 23, 2008

 

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Happy Birthday, Fathead

A 75th-birthday tribute to saxophonist David Fathead Newman, featuring recordings with Ray Charles and Newman's covers of The Beatles and Stevie Wonder.

December 8, 2007

 

Stan Kenton Album Cover

Kenton ’56

This week on Afterglow we’ll feature one of the more swinging Stan Kenton units, his 1956 “Contemporary Concepts” orchestra.

October 27, 2007

 

Nina Simone I Put A Spell On You Album Cover

Ghost of a Song: Otherworldy Songs For Halloween

This week on Afterglow it's “Ghost of a Song,” a program of otherworldly songs in honor of the upcoming Halloween holiday.

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