Jimmy Van Heusen wrote the music for numerous entries in the Great American Songbook, including "It Could Happen To You," "Come Fly With Me," and "Imagination."
Exploring Aretha Franklin's roots this week on Afterglow.
We pay tribute to the arrival of warm weather with music from Nat King Cole, June Christy, Louis Armstrong, Hoagy Carmichael, George Benson and more.
New music this week from Cassandra Wilson, Freddy Cole, and more.
Bop songstress, girlfriend of comedian Lennie Bruce, and 1/3 of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Annie Ross was the 1950s' epitome of jazz-vocal hip.
It's the most written-about topic in the history of popular song L-O-V-E, as Nat King Cole once sang.
Musical reveries from the masters of American popular song.
This episode of Afterglow looks at some of the best new releases and reissues/historical releases from 2008.
Features on Afterglow this week include pianist and singer Patricia Barber’s recent tribute to Indiana songwriter Cole Porter, a new release from vocalist Robin McKelle, a reissue of Lorez Alexandria’s 1963 album For Swingers Only, and a previously-unreleased Chet Baker studio session from 1986.
Music from Frank Kimbrough's latest release, as well as a conversation with the pianist.