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June 12, 2015

 

Burt Bacharach in 1972

Burt Bacharach and The Brill Building

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.

May 22, 2015

 

Hammerstein and Berlin

The Oscar Hammerstein Songbook

On this week's program, our spotlight is on the music and career of one of America's greatest lyricists: Oscar Hammerstein II.

May 14, 2015

 

Frank Sinatra - Young at Heart

Young at Heart

On this program, we explore music from the Great American Songbook all exploring the same theme: youth.

May 8, 2015

 

ella and louis

Jazz Vocal Duets

On this show, we look at some famous jazz vocal duets: Ella & Louis, Jackie & Roy, Bing & Rosie, and more.

May 1, 2015

 

Marty Paich

The Modern Touch of Marty Paich

Arranger Marty Paich helped define the West Coast cool jazz sound in the 1950s and 1960s, working with Mel Tormé, Anita O'Day, and Chet Baker.

April 24, 2015

 

Peggy Lee Black Coffee

I Get a Kick: Vices in Popular Song

On this show, we explore the times when songwriters wrote about their vices: drinking, smoking, or even chewing gum.

March 27, 2015

 

Astrud Gilberto Album

Happy 75th Birthday Astrud Gilberto

We wish a happy 75th birthday to Astrud Gilberto, who helped popularize bossa nova music worldwide in the 1960s.

February 27, 2015

 

harrywarren-oscar

The Harry Warren Songbook

While Harry Warren's name may have eluded the spotlight, his songs—like "Lullaby of Broadway," "At Last," and "I Only Have Eyes for You"—never did.

October 21, 2014

 

The cover of Nancy Wilson's Yesterday's Love Songs lp, recorded with Gerald Wilson and his big band.

Gerald Wilson And The Singers

Gerald Wilson’s arrangements were always harmonically interesting and punchy, and vocalists loved to work with him.

October 20, 2014

 

Photo of dancers in swing era.

Let’s Dance

Come dance with us this week on Afterglow--no lessons required!

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