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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.

September 24, 2009


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Songs of the Season: Autumn 2009

Music from Jackie Paris, Kenny Dorham, Frank Sinatra, and more is featured on our annual tribute to autumn.

September 4, 2009


Work Pays America

Popular Song On the Picket Lines

A look at "social significance" music from the 1930s and 40s that alluded in humorous, overtly political, or poignant ways to issues and problems of the times.

May 22, 2009


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The Year We Won the War: 1945

Afterglow marks this holiday weekend with a program that looks at 1945 with music from Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, and others.

January 30, 2009



Lea DeLaria: Live Smoke

Lea DeLaria is a singer and actress who in recent years has forged a unique popular-song repertoire that draws on both standards and modern pop-rock.

June 9, 2007


Judy Garland on Capitol

This week on Afterglow we’ll feature a recent collection of Judy Garland’s late-1950s and early-1960s Capitol albums. Though Garland has sometimes been branded as a showbiz belter, we’ll be highlighting some of the torch ballads that she recorded for Capitol with arrangers like Gordon Jenkins and Nelson Riddle.

March 17, 2007


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Southern Style: Reissues From Jeri Southern

This week on Afterglow it’s “Southern Style” with reissues of jazz singer and pianist Jeri Southern's 1950s Decca LPs.

February 24, 2007


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Duke Ellington Late 1930s Small Groups

This week on Afterglow we'll listen to some of Duke Ellington's late-1930s small-group recordings, which he did in an effort to reach out to the jukebox trade.

February 3, 2007


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Portrait of Billy Strayhorn

This week on Afterglow we focus on Billy Strayhorn, the co-writer who played a very important part in The Duke Ellington Orchestra's sound.

January 20, 2007


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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.

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Billy Strayhorn was Duke Ellington’s composing/arranging partner for 27 years, writing “Take the A Train,” “Lush Life,” and many other eventual jazz standards.

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