On this show, we explore the times when songwriters wrote about their vices: drinking, smoking, or even chewing gum.
We wish a happy 75th birthday to Astrud Gilberto, who helped popularize bossa nova music worldwide in the 1960s.
Afterglow's annual salute to fairer weather, with spring songs sung by June Christy, Rosemary Clooney, and Mark Murphy.
Gerald Wilson’s arrangements were always harmonically interesting and punchy, and vocalists loved to work with him.
Come dance with us this week on Afterglow--no lessons required!
McRae worked with progressive jazz musician Fred Katz to create a not-so-standard setting for renditions of standards.
Celebrating the legendary singers of American popular song.
Ella Fitzgerald's lush 1957 ballads album has often been overshadowed by her songbook LPs from the same era.
Singer Frank Sinatra and arranger Axel Stordahl teamed up for some of the most influential ballad recordings of mid-20th-century American popular song.
Helen Forrest's ode to Cincinnati, Nina Simone's lament for Baltimore, and much more.