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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.

April 24, 2012

 

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Out Of Nowhere: The Songs Of Edward Heyman

Some well-known songs by a little-known lyricist, sung by Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, and others.

November 20, 2009

 

Johnny Mercer

Too Marvelous With Words: Johnny Mercer, America’s Poet Laureate

A centennial celebration of the lyricist who wrote "Moon River" and many other standards, featuring an interview with Afterglow founding host Dick Bishop.

October 8, 2009

 

Hank Williams

The Hank Williams Songbook

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.

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.

January 16, 2009

 

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Street of Dreams

Musical reveries from the masters of American popular song.

March 15, 2008

 

Quincy Jones Back on the Block Album Cover

Q at 75: Quincy Jones’ new anthology

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.

February 23, 2008

 

David Fathead Newman Album Cover Life

Happy Birthday, Fathead

A 75th-birthday tribute to saxophonist David Fathead Newman, featuring recordings with Ray Charles and Newman's covers of The Beatles and Stevie Wonder.

February 17, 2007

 

Rene Marie Album Cover

Can’t Keep From Singing: Rene Marie

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.

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Leapin' and Lopin'

Sonny Clark was a young pianist with an already-impressive jazz legacy when he began a year-long string of classic hardbop recordings that ended with his death.

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