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Posts tagged Ella Fitzgerald

May 24, 2013


Woody Herman

A City Of Song

Helen Forrest's ode to Cincinnati, Nina Simone's lament for Baltimore, and much more.

May 3, 2013


Cole Porter songbook

Afterglow Plays Cole Porter

Johnny Hartman, Blossom Dearie, Dean Martin and others help us pay tribute to the Indiana songwriter.

February 1, 2013


American map

States Of The Union

Afterglow takes a tour of America this week with vocal guides Bing Crosby, Anita O'Day, Hoagy Carmichael, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, and more.

June 22, 2012


John Lennon and Paul McCartney

The Lennon-McCartney Songbook

In the 1960s the Beatles' primary songwriters rocked the world of jazz and popular song. Decades later, Beatles songs themselves have become standards.

July 11, 2011


Nina Simone 1960s

Nina Simone Sings Songs Of The 1960s

Singer Nina Simone took songs of the counterculture and made them her own.

December 29, 2010


New Year's Eve

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

Ring in the New Year with Ella, Nat, Bing and more of the Afterglow gang.

July 24, 2010


annie ross gasser

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


Ella Fitzgerald 12 Nights In Hollywood Album Cover

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


Fireplace with fire and teapot

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


Johnny Mercer

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.

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