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May 24, 2013

 

Woody Herman

A City Of Song

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

March 11, 2011

 

Margaret Whiting

A Tribute to Margaret Whiting

Whiting helped to immortalize songs such as "That Old Black Magic" and "It Might As Well Be Spring."

November 27, 2009

 

Skylark and Johnny Mercer

Moon Country: Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer

"Moon Country" features classic songs written by Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael, performed by Louis Armstrong, Helen Forrest, and others.

November 20, 2009

 

Johnny Mercer

Too Marvelous With Words: Johnny Mercer, America’s Poet Laureate

A centennial celebration of the lyricist who wrote "Moon River" and many other standards, featuring an interview with Afterglow founding host Dick Bishop.

October 16, 2007

 

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The Songwriter Sings: A Celebration of Johnny Mercer

Afterglow kicks off a month-long celebration of songwriter Johnny Mercer's centennial with a program featuring his 1940s vocal recordings.

September 15, 2007

 

Johnny Mercer Mosaic Select Album Cover

1940s Vocal Recordings Of Johnny Mercer

This week on Afterglow we’ll feature Johnny Mercer, a lyric writer for many American-songbook standards and the co-founder of Capitol Records

March 31, 2007

 

Susannah McCorkle Album Cover

Susannah McCorkle: Haunted Heart

With a style that fell somewhere between cabaret and jazz, late singer Susannah McCorkle is featured this week on Afterglow.

August 12, 2006

 

Gerry Mulligan Mosaic Album Cover

Three Guitars

This week on Afterglow we'll highlight some of baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan's collaborations on a recent Mosaic collection of his 1957 recordings.

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