Afterglow Jazz and American Popular Song

Posts tagged Johnny Mathis

August 3, 2014

 

Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby

American Icons: The Singers

Celebrating the legendary singers of American popular song.

December 23, 2010

 

Christmas gifts

Soon It Will Be Christmas Day

Afterglow pays a Christmas call this week, bearing musical presents from Bing Crosby, Lou Rawls, Nancy Wilson, and other carolers of American popular song.

December 12, 2010

 

Johnny Mathis

Johnny Mathis: Now and Then

If Elvis Presley was the king of rock ‘n roll, Johnny Mathis is the king of popular romantic music. He joins us this week for music and conversation.

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Big Band Bird: Charlie Parker With The Big Bands

Cover for Charlie Parker big Band LP

We think of Charlie Parker as a small-group bebop saxophonist, but he came out of the swing era. What did he sound like in a big-band setting?

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