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January 30, 2009

 

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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.

October 28, 2006

 

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Soulmates: Ben Webster and Joe Zawinul

This week on Afterglow we’ll feature Ellingtonian tenor saxophonist Ben Webster and future Weather Report keyboardist Joe Zawinul on the 1963 album Soulmates.

September 2, 2006

 

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Sarah Vaughan: Live in Japan

Listen to Sarah Vaughan's voice in prime form as she glides through standards such as “The Nearness of You,” “I Remember You,” and “Bye Bye Blackbird.”

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