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July 28, 2017

 

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The Chairman: Reprise Records’ Early Years

Reprise Records was Frank Sinatra's own label, and it turned the singer into a record executive.

March 17, 2017

 

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Voices On The Air: Bing & Frank

This week, we highlight the radio broadcasts of two superstars: Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.

December 23, 2016

 

A Jolly Christmas From Frank Sinatra

A Very Crooner Christmas

Some classic Christmas songs from some Afterglow favorites

November 11, 2016

 

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The Marvelous Billy May

Billy May had some of the most swinging and swaggering pop and jazz arrangements from the 1950s and 1960s.

April 29, 2016

 

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The Great French Songbook, Part 2

A follow-up to The Great French Songbook, Part 1, looking at more music "dans la mode française."

February 29, 2016

 

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The Dinah Shore Centennial

Singer and television personality Dinah Shore would have turned 100 on February 29, 2016.

December 17, 2015

 

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Songs of the Season: Winter

An Afterglow salute to winter weather (without your typical Christmas songs)!

May 8, 2015

 

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Jazz Vocal Duets

On this show, we look at some famous jazz vocal duets: Ella & Louis, Billy & Sarah, Bing & Rosie, and more.

August 4, 2014

 

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Let’s Get Away From It All

Placid destinations and idyllic spells away from home.

August 4, 2014

 

The LP cover of Carmen McRae's Carmen For Cool Ones.

Carmen For Cool Ones: Carmen McRae And Fred Katz

McRae worked with progressive jazz musician Fred Katz to create a not-so-standard setting for renditions of standards.

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Ellington Ending: Duke Ellington 1967-73

cover of Duke Ellington's New Orleans Suite LP

In the late 1960s an aging Duke Ellington faced a changing musical landscape and the loss of his longtime writing partner, Billy Strayhorn. How did he respond?

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