In the mid-1950s two eventual icons of American popular music teamed up for a series of classic jazz-vocal recordings.
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.
Some well-known songs by a little-known lyricist, sung by Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, and others.
A centennial celebration of the lyricist who wrote "Moon River" and many other standards, featuring an interview with Afterglow founding host Dick Bishop.
Hank Williams may be the king of country music, but pop, jazz and R&B performers have seized upon a number of his songs over the past few decades.
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.
Musical reveries from the masters of American popular song.
Tonight we feature Quincy Jones, highlighting music from a new anthology, as well as recordings he did with Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee, and more.
A 75th-birthday tribute to saxophonist David Fathead Newman, featuring recordings with Ray Charles and Newman's covers of The Beatles and Stevie Wonder.
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.