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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.

January 16, 2009

 

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Street of Dreams

Musical reveries from the masters of American popular song.

December 26, 2008

 

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Songs of the Season: Winter

Afterglow pays tribute to the winter with music from Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, and others.

January 26, 2008

 

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Havin’ Fun With Bing And Louis

Recordings from Bing Crosby's 1950s radio broadcast with Louis Armstrong, "Havin' Fun With Bing And Louis", are featured on this week's Afterglow.

June 16, 2007

 

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Mark Murphy: Love Is What Stays

We'll hear a new release from singer Mark Murphy, as well as a newly-released live 1977 duet between Ella Fitzgerald and Stevie Wonder.

April 21, 2007

 

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New York City Cabaret Music

This week on Afterglow we feature The Erteguns’ New York: New York Cabaret Music, which chronicles the cabaret jazz singers in 1940s and 50s Manhattan.

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