For Frank Sinatra's centennial, we look at his first five years as a recording artist.
At the height of the swing era there was one singer who starred with three of the biggest of the big bands—Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and Harry James.
At the height of the swing era many big bands included small singing ensembles in their performances and recordings.
We'll go uptown, downtown and crosstown this week on Afterglow with top-drawer performers of American popular song.
A look at the music of World War II, featuring topical songs, radio broadcasts, and an interview with historian Michael McGerr.