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February 3, 2015


Singer Helen Forrest with Harry James

Voice Of The Big Bands: Helen Forrest

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.

September 13, 2013


Dorsey Pied Pipers

The Big Bands’ Vocal Groups

At the height of the swing era many big bands included small singing ensembles in their performances and recordings.

February 5, 2010


Manhattan night

Afterglow Goes To Town

We'll go uptown, downtown and crosstown this week on Afterglow with top-drawer performers of American popular song.

May 26, 2007


Songs That Got Us Through World War II

Popular Song Goes to War

A look at the music of World War II, featuring topical songs, radio broadcasts, and an interview with historian Michael McGerr.

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First Fusion: Jazz-Rock Before Bitches Brew

cover for the Free Spirits' Out Of Sight And Sound LP

In the late 1960s, young musicians such as The Free Spirits, the Fourth Way, and other now-forgotten fusioneers made the first attempts to blend jazz with rock.

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