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October 21, 2016



Oh, So Nice: The Ira Gershwin Songbook

Ira Gershwin was the lyricist behind such standards as "Embraceable You," "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off," and "Long Ago (And Far Away)"

May 13, 2016



The Singers ‘In The Land Of Hi-Fi’

EmArcy Records released a series of jazz albums in the mid 1950s all bearing the title "In The Land of Hi-Fi"

February 25, 2016


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Unforgettable: A Tribute to Natalie Cole (1950–2015)

Natalie Cole (1950–2015) was a rare artist who successfully transformed herself from an R&B star into a jazz star, after following in her father’s footsteps.

February 12, 2016


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Let’s Fall In Love: Love Songs From The Great American Songbook

For Valentine's Day, an Afterglow salute to some of the best love songs from the Great American Songbook

September 24, 2015


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Songs of the Season: Autumn 2015

Afterglow's salute to falling leaves and pumpkin spice with the best autumn songs from the Great American Songbook.

July 10, 2015


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Clifford Brown and the Singers

Trumpeter Clifford Brown recorded only three sessions with vocalists—Dinah Washington, Helen Merrill, and Sarah Vaughan. And they all happened in 1954.

June 26, 2015


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Songs of the Season: Summer

Afterglow's annual salute to the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer with some summertime favorites from the Great American Songbook.

February 27, 2015



The Harry Warren Songbook

While Harry Warren's name may have eluded the spotlight, his songs—like "Lullaby of Broadway," "At Last," and "I Only Have Eyes for You"—never did.

September 6, 2014


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Q And The Queen: Dinah Washington With Quincy Jones

In the mid-1950s two eventual icons of American popular music teamed up for a series of classic jazz-vocal recordings.

October 28, 2013


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Dedicated To You

Popular song, more often than not, is about love—love won, love lost, love in doubt. This week we feature songs about the fulfillment of longed-for love.

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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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