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May 3, 2013

 

Cole Porter songbook

Afterglow Plays Cole Porter

Johnny Hartman, Blossom Dearie, Dean Martin and others help us pay tribute to the Indiana songwriter.

July 11, 2011

 

Nina Simone 1960s

Nina Simone Sings Songs Of The 1960s

Singer Nina Simone took songs of the counterculture and made them her own.

April 9, 2010

 

spring in bloom

Songs of the Season: Spring

Afterglow bursts into early-April bloom this week with odes to the spring both happy and sad from Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Glenn Miller and more.

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.

October 30, 2009

 

Foggy moonlight with tree branches

A Dark and Lonely Night: Haunted Love Songs For Halloween

A different take on haunted music for Halloween, with evening laments and anguished odes to lost and longed-for love from Julie London, Duke Ellington and more.

February 13, 2009

 

love to stay sheet music

That Ole Devil Called Love

It's the most written-about topic in the history of popular song L-O-V-E, as Nat King Cole once sang.

September 29, 2007

 

Fall trees in Brown County by a lake

Songs of the Season: Autumn

This week on Afterglow it’s our annual songs-of-the-season ode to autumn with many classic performers of jazz and American popular song.

March 3, 2007

 

Roberta Gambarini Easy To Love Album Cover

Easy to Love: Roberta Gambarini

This week on Afterglow it’s “Easy to Love: Roberta Gambarini.” Jazz vocalist Gambarini was born in Italy and came to the United States in the late 1990s.

December 16, 2006

 

Snow falling

Look Out The Window!

Warm up for the season with Afterglow's “Look Out the Window!”, with music celebrating the start of winter and the holidays.

October 21, 2006

 

Bobby Troup Route 66 Album Cover

The Songwriter Sings: Bobby Troup

This week on Afterglow we’ll feature a new compilation of early-1950s recordings from Bobby Troup, author of “Route 66".

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