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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

November 25, 2016

 

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The Songs Of Hearth And Home

A collection of songs about the comforts of home life, for Thanksgiving.

November 11, 2016

 

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The Marvelous Billy May: A Centennial Celebration

We celebrate the centennial of one of the most swinging and swaggering arrangers from the 1950s and 1960s.

October 28, 2016

 

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It’s Witchcraft: Songs For A Haunted Holiday

"It's Witchcraft," "Ghosts Of Yesterday," "Haunted Heart," "Skeleton In The Closet," and more haunted songs for Halloween.

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."

September 9, 2016

 

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Dick Haymes: Sinatra’s Shadow

Wartime balladier Dick Haymes had a career that strangely followed in the footsteps of Frank Sinatra’s.

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