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Posts tagged Bing Crosby

September 4, 2009

 

Work Pays America

Popular Song On the Picket Lines

A look at "social significance" music from the 1930s and 40s that alluded in humorous, overtly political, or poignant ways to issues and problems of the times.

July 3, 2009

 

Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong album cover

Born On the Fourth of July

This week on Afterglow it's Independence Day. Break out the hot dogs, your favorite movies, and a cold drink of your choice.

May 22, 2009

 

Time Magazine cover 1945

The Year We Won the War: 1945

Afterglow marks this holiday weekend with a program that looks at 1945 with music from Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, and others.

January 16, 2009

 

Dream sheet music

Street of Dreams

Musical reveries from the masters of American popular song.

December 26, 2008

 

wintertime

Songs of the Season: Winter

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

December 19, 2008

 

Nat King Cole Christmas Album Cover

Songs of the Season: Christmas

Christmas is celebrated with music from Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, Peggy Lee, Stan Kenton, Dianne Reeves, and many more

December 12, 2008

 

White Christmas

Holidays On Film

Afterglow gets into the seasonal spirit with holiday songs in the movies and on TV, featuring Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire and others.

January 26, 2008

 

Havin Fun With Bing and Louis Album Cover

Havin’ Fun With Bing And Louis

Recordings from Bing Crosby's 1950s radio broadcast with Louis Armstrong, "Havin' Fun With Bing And Louis", are featured on this week's Afterglow.

December 29, 2007

 

Showboat Album Cover

Jazz Impressions of Showboat

This week on Afterglow we pay tribute to the Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein musical Showboat's launch on "Jazz Impressions of Showboat".

December 14, 2007

 

 Buselli-Wallarab Carol of the Bells Album Cover

Let It Snow on Afterglow

Afterglow kicks off its celebration of the season featuring wintry and celebratory music.

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