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August 26, 2016



George Shearing And The Singers

George Shearing was the toast of the pop-jazz world in the 1950s, a London-born pianist and blind from birth, who became known for his distinctive style.

October 30, 2015


San Francisco

A City of Song

A cross country roadtrip with songs about St. Louis, Chicago, Atlanta, and the Big Apple, performed by Johnny Mercer, Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett, and more.

June 26, 2015


sinatra summer wind

Songs of the Season: Summer

Afterglow's annual salute to the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer with some summertime favorites from the Great American Songbook.

August 14, 2009


George Shearing Album Cover

George Shearing And The Singers

A George Shearing tribute devoted to the Capitol albums the pianist recorded with singers such as Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, Nancy Wilson and Dakota Staton.

September 8, 2007


Nat King Cole 1960-64

Nat King Cole 1960-64

Features music from the last five years of Nat King Cole's career, including pop, novelty, big band, country, and show tunes.

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LP cover for saxophonist Jimmy Heath's TRIPLE THREAT.

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