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July 24, 2010

 

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Singin’ and Swingin’ With Annie Ross

Bop songstress, girlfriend of comedian Lennie Bruce, and 1/3 of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Annie Ross was the 1950s' epitome of jazz-vocal hip.

March 12, 2010

 

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Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Torme: Live at the Crescendo

Performances from a Hollywood nightclub by two great 20th-century interpreters of American popular song.

December 25, 2009

 

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The Fireside Afterglow

“The Fireside Afterglow” has a laid-back seasonal theme with music that evokes love, reflection, peace, and the warm moods of winter.

November 20, 2009

 

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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.

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 29, 2009

 

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Street of Dreams Revisited

Afterglow takes another stroll down the lane of musical reverie.

April 24, 2009

 

Keeps On Rainin'

Keeps On Rainin’: Songs That Invoke The Rain

This week on Afterglow: Songs that use rain as inspiration for romance, including selections from Billie Holiday, The Four Freshmen, Frank Sinatra, and more.

April 10, 2009

 

It Might As Well Be Spring

Songs of the Season: Spring

Tony Bennett, Helen Forrest, and others help us commemorate the changing of the seasons.

March 6, 2009

 

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She Wrote the Song: Women Composers of Popular American Music

"She Wrote the Song" highlights standards written by women composers who, in the early decades of American popular song, had to struggle for the limelight.

February 13, 2009

 

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That Ole Devil Called Love

It's the most written-about topic in the history of popular song L-O-V-E, as Nat King Cole once sang.

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