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November 10, 2017

 

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Jo Stafford Centennial

Singer Jo Stafford was one of the most versatile postwar singers, excelling in pop, swing, bebop, country, folk, and even comedy.

October 27, 2017

 

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Italian-American Crooners

Italian-American Crooners, like Sinatra, Martin, Como, and Bennett, shaped the landscape of popular song in the 1940s and 50s.

August 25, 2017

 

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Round Midnight: Songs For The Evening

"You And The Night And The Music," "Night And Day," "Midnight Sun," and more songs for nighttime people on this episode of Afterglow.

July 28, 2017

 

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The Chairman: Reprise Records’ Early Years

Reprise Records was Frank Sinatra's own label, and it turned the singer into a record executive.

July 7, 2017

 

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Songs Of The Season: Summer 2017

"Summertime," "Heat Wave," "Too Darn Hot," and other summertime songs from the Great American Songbook.

March 24, 2017

 

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Songs Of The Season: Spring 2017

"It Might As Well Be Spring," "April In Paris," "Spring Is Here," and other odes to the spring season.

March 17, 2017

 

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Voices On The Air: Bing & Frank

This week, we highlight the radio broadcasts of two superstars: Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.

February 17, 2017

 

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Good Morning, Heartache: Broken Hearts In Popular Song

Torch songs and other heartbreakers from the Great American Songbook, sung by Billie Holiday, Julie London, and Chet Baker.

January 27, 2017

 

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Lost In The Stars: The Kurt Weill Songbook

We explore the songs of German composer Kurt Weill, including "Mack The Knife," "September Song," and "Speak Low."

December 23, 2016

 

A Jolly Christmas From Frank Sinatra

A Very Crooner Christmas

Some classic Christmas songs from some Afterglow favorites

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