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April 7, 2007


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Songs of the Season

With music from Nat King Cole and others, this week on Afterglow we play songs about the springtime on "Songs of the Season".

January 27, 2007


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Jazz Vocal Reissues II

This week on Afterglow more recent reissues from EMI's "Great Jazz Vocal Collection" series are featured, with songs from Dakota Staton, June Christy, and more.

December 30, 2006


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It Was A Very Good Year: New Releases And Reissues From 2006

This week on Afterglow we'll have a set of New Year’s songs from Peggy Lee, June Christy, and Ella Fitzgerald.

December 16, 2006


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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.

December 2, 2006


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Anita O’Day: Remembering The Boogie Ride

This week on Afterglow we note the passing of a legendary jazz vocalist, Anita O’Day, who scored a smash hit with the song “Let Me Off Uptown”.

September 2, 2006


Sarah Vaughan Live In Japan Album Cover

Sarah Vaughan: Live in Japan

Listen to Sarah Vaughan's voice in prime form as she glides through standards such as “The Nearness of You,” “I Remember You,” and “Bye Bye Blackbird.”

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