Yip Harburg was a lyricist who grew up poor on the Lower East Side of New York City to write about rainbows, paper moons, Aprils in Paris, and much more.
A centennial celebration of the lyricist who wrote "Moon River" and many other standards, featuring an interview with Afterglow founding host Dick Bishop.
Afterglow gets into the seasonal spirit with holiday songs in the movies and on TV, featuring Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire and others.
This week on Afterglow we’ll feature a recent collection of Judy Garland’s late-1950s and early-1960s Capitol albums. Though Garland has sometimes been branded as a showbiz belter, we’ll be highlighting some of the torch ballads that she recorded for Capitol with arrangers like Gordon Jenkins and Nelson Riddle.