In honor of Ella Fitzgerald's centennial on April 25, 2017, we look at the singer's early career on Decca Records.
This week, we highlight the radio broadcasts of two superstars: Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.
Torch songs and other heartbreakers from the Great American Songbook, sung by Billie Holiday, Julie London, and Chet Baker.
We explore the songs of German composer Kurt Weill, including "Mack The Knife," "September Song," and "Speak Low."
Some classic Christmas songs from some Afterglow favorites
A collection of songs about the comforts of home life, for Thanksgiving.
Ira Gershwin was the lyricist behind such standards as "Embraceable You," "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off," and "Long Ago (And Far Away)"
Matt Dennis composed many of the standards from Sinatra's early career, including "Violets For Your Furs" and "Everything Happens To Me."
Pianist Jimmy Rowles was a trusted accompanist who worked nearly every big star in jazz, including Billie Holiday, Mel Tormé, and Sarah Vaughan.
On this show, we look at the sophisticated songwriting talent of Burt Bacharach, and salute his fellow songwriters and singers from New York's Brill Building.