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October 16, 2007

 

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The Songwriter Sings: A Celebration of Johnny Mercer

Afterglow kicks off a month-long celebration of songwriter Johnny Mercer's centennial with a program featuring his 1940s vocal recordings.

September 15, 2007

 

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1940s Vocal Recordings Of Johnny Mercer

This week on Afterglow we’ll feature Johnny Mercer, a lyric writer for many American-songbook standards and the co-founder of Capitol Records

June 9, 2007

 

Judy Garland on Capitol

This week on Afterglow we’ll feature a recent collection of Judy Garland’s late-1950s and early-1960s Capitol albums. Though Garland has sometimes been branded as a showbiz belter, we’ll be highlighting some of the torch ballads that she recorded for Capitol with arrangers like Gordon Jenkins and Nelson Riddle.

January 27, 2007

 

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Jazz Vocal Reissues II

This week on Afterglow more recent reissues from EMI's "Great Jazz Vocal Collection" series are featured, with songs from Dakota Staton, June Christy, and more.

September 16, 2006

 

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Something Old, Something New: Nancy Wilson

Nancy Wilson has been a mainstay on the jazz vocal scene ever since her breakthrough 1961 album with saxophonist Cannonball Adderley.

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Time Flies: The Life And Music Of Bud Powell, Part 1

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In the mid-1940s Bud Powell emerged as the leading pianist of bebop, but the personal troubles that would dog him throughout his career were emerging as well.

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