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February 11, 2016

 

funny valentine

Let’s Fall In Love: Love Songs From The Great American Songbook

For Valentine's Day, an Afterglow salute to some of the best love songs from the Great American Songbook

October 30, 2015

 

San Francisco

A City of Song

A cross country roadtrip with songs about St. Louis, Chicago, Atlanta, and the Big Apple, performed by Johnny Mercer, Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett, and more.

May 29, 2015

 

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Swingin’ with Lambert, Hendricks & Ross

On this show, we highlight the vocal jazz trio that helped revolutionize jazz singing in the late 1950s.

October 20, 2014

 

Photo of dancers in swing era.

Let’s Dance

Come dance with us this week on Afterglow--no lessons required!

August 12, 2013

 

Frank Sinatra Axel Stordahl

Sinatra + Stordahl

Singer Frank Sinatra and arranger Axel Stordahl teamed up for some of the most influential ballad recordings of mid-20th-century American popular song.

May 3, 2013

 

Cole Porter songbook

Afterglow Plays Cole Porter

Johnny Hartman, Blossom Dearie, Dean Martin and others help us pay tribute to the Indiana songwriter.

April 17, 2009

 

Blossom Dearie Once Upon a Summertime Album Cover

A Tribute to Blossom Dearie: “Jazz Pixie” Of American Popular Song

Urbane, witty, and romantic with a bite, pianist and singer Blossom Dearie, as the New York Times said of her after she passed away, was a genre unto herself.

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.

September 29, 2007

 

Fall trees in Brown County by a lake

Songs of the Season: Autumn

This week on Afterglow it’s our annual songs-of-the-season ode to autumn with many classic performers of jazz and American popular song.

April 7, 2007

 

Nat King Cole The Very Thought Of You Album Cover

Songs of the Season

With music from Nat King Cole and others, this week on Afterglow we play songs about the springtime on "Songs of the Season".

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Jazz salutes in song to African-American actors, athletes, and artists.

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