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October 21, 2016

 

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Oh, So Nice: The Ira Gershwin Songbook

Ira Gershwin was the lyricist behind such standards as "Embraceable You," "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off," and "Long Ago (And Far Away)"

September 23, 2016

 

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The Songs And Sounds Of Matt Dennis

Matt Dennis composed many of the standards from Sinatra's early career, including "Violets For Your Furs" and "Everything Happens To Me."

August 12, 2016

 

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Jimmy Rowles: Jazz’s Secret Weapon

Pianist Jimmy Rowles was a trusted accompanist who worked nearly every big star in jazz, including Billie Holiday, Mel Tormé, and Sarah Vaughan.

May 27, 2016

 

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.

March 24, 2016

 

Spring is Here

Songs of the Season: Spring 2016

Afterglow's annual salute to fairer weather, with spring songs sung by June Christy, Blossom Dearie, and Mark Murphy.

March 18, 2016

 

Blossom Dearie - Give Him The Ooh-La-La

The Great French Songbook

French songs, French singers, and songs about Paris in this edition of Afterglow.

February 12, 2016

 

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Let’s Fall In Love: Love Songs From The Great American Songbook

For Valentine's Day, an Afterglow salute to some of the best love songs from the Great American Songbook

December 17, 2015

 

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Songs of the Season: Winter

An Afterglow salute to winter weather (without your typical Christmas songs)!

November 27, 2015

 

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The Billy Strayhorn Songbook

Songwriter Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington's right-hand man, would have turned 100 on November 29th.

September 11, 2015

 

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Starry Eyed: Stars in the Great American Songbook

We're exploring the best "Stardust Melodies" from the Great American Songbook.

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cover of Duke Ellington's New Orleans Suite LP

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