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July 24, 2015


Joe Williams

Count Basie and the Singers

This week, our spotlight is on just a few of the many singers who sang with Count Basie, including Jimmy Rushing, Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaughan, and more.

May 24, 2013


Woody Herman

A City Of Song

Helen Forrest's ode to Cincinnati, Nina Simone's lament for Baltimore, and much more.

August 28, 2009


musical romance album cover

Lester Young And The Singers

A centennial celebration of the tenor saxophonist featuring his recordings with Billie Holiday and other vocalists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Jimmy Rushing.

April 24, 2009


Keeps On Rainin'

Keeps On Rainin’: Songs That Invoke The Rain

This week on Afterglow: Songs that use rain as inspiration for romance, including selections from Billie Holiday, The Four Freshmen, Frank Sinatra, and more.

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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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