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October 20, 2014

 

Photo of dancers in swing era.

Let’s Dance

Come dance with us this week on Afterglow--no lessons required!

August 3, 2014

 

Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby

American Icons: The Singers

Celebrating the legendary singers of American popular song.

March 29, 2014

 

The cover for a recent reissue of Sarah Vaughan's recordings of the music of Duke Ellington.

Late Sarah, Early Fred: Sarah Vaughan and Fred Astaire

New anthologies from two legendary performers of American popular song.

March 6, 2009

 

Dorothy Fields Album Cover

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.

January 9, 2009

 

Cassandra Wilson Loverly Album Cover

Afterglow: Best of 2008

This episode of Afterglow looks at some of the best new releases and reissues/historical releases from 2008.

December 12, 2008

 

White Christmas

Holidays On Film

Afterglow gets into the seasonal spirit with holiday songs in the movies and on TV, featuring Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire and others.

March 8, 2008

 

Frank Kimbrough Air Album Cover

Frank Kimbrough’s Air

Music from Frank Kimbrough's latest release, as well as a conversation with the pianist.

October 27, 2007

 

Nina Simone I Put A Spell On You Album Cover

Ghost of a Song: Otherworldy Songs For Halloween

This week on Afterglow it's “Ghost of a Song,” a program of otherworldly songs in honor of the upcoming Halloween holiday.

May 5, 2007

 

Sinatra in Hollywood

This week on Afterglow it’s “Sinatra in Hollywood,” with music from the many movies of Frank Sinatra, including Pal Joey , Anchors Aweigh , High Society , Guys and Dolls , and more, as well as unreleased recordings from The Man With the Golden Arm and an aborted 1954 animated production of Finian’s Rainbow (which features, among other things, a Sinatra-Ella Fitzgerald duet).

March 31, 2007

 

Susannah McCorkle Album Cover

Susannah McCorkle: Haunted Heart

With a style that fell somewhere between cabaret and jazz, late singer Susannah McCorkle is featured this week on Afterglow.

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