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September 15, 2007


Johnny Mercer Mosaic Select Album Cover

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

February 17, 2007


Rene Marie Album Cover

Can’t Keep From Singing: Rene Marie

This week on Afterglow we listen to jazz vocalist Rene Marie, who was influenced by classic singers such as Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, and Betty Carter.

September 30, 2006


Dave Brubeck Indian Summer Album Cover

Songs of the Season: Autumn

In honor of the fall, this week on Afterglow we’ll be featuring music from Nat King Cole, Blossom Dearie, Al Cobine, Dave Brubeck and more.

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Portrait Of Jimmy Heath: The Riverside Years

LP cover for saxophonist Jimmy Heath's TRIPLE THREAT.

Jimmy Heath was off the jazz scene for much of the 1950s, but he returned to make a string of albums that cemented his reputation as a composer and a player.

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