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June 26, 2009

 

1960 Billy Eckstine

Billy Eckstine: The Roulette Years

Billy Eckstine made three stellar LPs for Roulette-a standards outing with Billy May, a blues excursion with Count Basie, and a knockout live Las Vegas concert.

March 13, 2009

 

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The Best-Known Unknown in Show Business: Thelma Carpenter

Singer Thelma Carpenter's career stretched from the swing era to "The Wiz" and "The Cosby Show," and she counted songwriter Alec Wilder among her champions.

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.

August 16, 2008

 

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The Last Waltz: The Final Recordings of Bill Evans

This week on Afterglow the final recordings of pianist Bill Evans made are featured.

November 18, 2006

 

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Billy Mitchell And Al Grey

Former members of the 1950s Count Basie big band, tenor saxophonist Billy Mitchell and trombonist Al Grey recorded a compelling mix of standards and originals.

September 9, 2006

 

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Stardust: Nat King Cole On Capitol, 1955-59

This week on Afterglow we’ll feature music from a prolific and rewarding period for Nat King Cole, when he produced seven albums.

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