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April 8, 2011

 

Yip Harburg

That Old Devil Moon: Yip Harburg

Yip Harburg was a lyricist who grew up poor on the Lower East Side of New York City to write about rainbows, paper moons, Aprils in Paris, and much more.

February 5, 2010

 

Manhattan night

Afterglow Goes To Town

We'll go uptown, downtown and crosstown this week on Afterglow with top-drawer performers of American popular song.

October 23, 2009

 

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Andy Bey: A Tribute

Jazz singer and pianist Andy Bey is enjoying a late period of renewed appreciation in a long and sometimes-submerged career.

November 17, 2007

 

Chris Connor Album Cover

“Vo-Cool” Singer Chris Connor At 80

An 80th-birthday tribute to the singer critic Larry Kart once described as “a dominating vocal presence whose music is full of hard-earned wisdom and truth.”

April 21, 2007

 

The New York City Cabaret Music Album Cover

New York City Cabaret Music

This week on Afterglow we feature The Erteguns’ New York: New York Cabaret Music, which chronicles the cabaret jazz singers in 1940s and 50s Manhattan.

January 20, 2007

 

Irene Kral Album Cover

Jazz Vocal Reissues

This week on Afterglow recent reissues from EMI's "Great Jazz Vocal Collection" series are featured, as well as a set of music devoted to Elliott Smith.

December 2, 2006

 

Anita O'Day Album Cover

Anita O’Day: Remembering The Boogie Ride

This week on Afterglow we note the passing of a legendary jazz vocalist, Anita O’Day, who scored a smash hit with the song “Let Me Off Uptown”.

October 7, 2006

 

Madeleine Peyroux Half The Perfect World Album Cover

Madeleine Peyroux: Half the Perfect World

Madeleine Peyroux casts the same warm, jazz-chanteuse spell with her vocals on her new CD, Half the Perfect World.

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