Singer Melody Gardot's latest release, My One And Only Thrill, recalls past vocalists such as Julie London and Peggy Lee and has the sound of a modern classic.
Afterglow marks this holiday weekend with a program that looks at 1945 with music from Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, and others.
“On the Air” features recently-released archive radio broadcasts of Frank Sinatra (his Lucky Strike show from the late 1940s), Dave Brubeck (the Quartet with Paul Desmond in the mid-1950s, hitting its stride several years in advance of its landmark album Time Out), Carmen McRae (her concert debut in Europe), and Miles Davis (his great late-1950s group with Cannonball Adderley and John Coltrane).
This week on Afterglow: Songs that use rain as inspiration for romance, including selections from Billie Holiday, The Four Freshmen, Frank Sinatra, and more.
This edition of Afterglow features Madeline Peryoux's new CD Bare Bones, as well as songs from Bill Henderson, Eliane Elias, and a new Frank Sinatra anthology.
"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.
How Frank Sinatra paved the road to superstardom with Tommy Dorsey's big band in the early 1940s.
It's the most written-about topic in the history of popular song L-O-V-E, as Nat King Cole once sang.
Musical reveries from the masters of American popular song.
This episode of Afterglow looks at some of the best new releases and reissues/historical releases from 2008.