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July 7, 2017

 

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Songs Of The Season: Summer 2017

"Summertime," "Heat Wave," "Too Darn Hot," and other summertime songs from the Great American Songbook.

April 28, 2017

 

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Ella Fitzgerald On Verve

In honor of Ella Fitzgerald's centennial on April 25, 2017, we look at the singer's work for Verve records, where she recorded her famous songbook series.

March 17, 2017

 

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Voices On The Air: Bing & Frank

This week, we highlight the radio broadcasts of two superstars: Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.

January 27, 2017

 

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Lost In The Stars: The Kurt Weill Songbook

We explore the songs of German composer Kurt Weill, including "Mack The Knife," "September Song," and "Speak Low."

November 11, 2016

 

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The Marvelous Billy May: A Centennial Celebration

We celebrate the centennial of one of the most swinging and swaggering arrangers from the 1950s and 1960s.

October 28, 2016

 

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It’s Witchcraft: Songs For A Haunted Holiday

"It's Witchcraft," "Ghosts Of Yesterday," "Haunted Heart," "Skeleton In The Closet," and more haunted songs for Halloween.

October 21, 2016

 

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Oh, So Nice: The Ira Gershwin Songbook

Ira Gershwin was the lyricist behind such standards as "Embraceable You," "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off," and "Long Ago (And Far Away)"

March 18, 2016

 

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The Great French Songbook

French songs, French singers, and songs about Paris in this edition of Afterglow.

February 12, 2016

 

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Let’s Fall In Love: Love Songs From The Great American Songbook

For Valentine's Day, an Afterglow salute to some of the best love songs from the Great American Songbook

September 11, 2015

 

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Starry Eyed: Stars in the Great American Songbook

We're exploring the best "Stardust Melodies" from the Great American Songbook.

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