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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.

July 19, 2008


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Cassandra Wilson’s Loverly

Featuring Cassandra Wilson's first album of standards in 20 years, "Loverly".

October 20, 2007


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Sarah Vaughan Sings The Great American Songbook

This week on Afterglow we’ll feature the American songbook recordings of Sarah Vaughan, including her hit duet with Billy Eckstine, “Passing Strangers.”

January 6, 2007


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Frank Sinatra: The V-Disc Years

This week, Afterglow plays some of Frank Sinatra's songs made at a time when there was a recording ban in the music industry.

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