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September 4, 2009

 

Work Pays America

Popular Song On the Picket Lines

A look at "social significance" music from the 1930s and 40s that alluded in humorous, overtly political, or poignant ways to issues and problems of the times.

August 7, 2009

 

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Some Things We Hope You Enjoy

Music this week from a variety of artists both old and new.

July 17, 2009

 

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Swing It, Lady, Swing: Billie Holiday With The Big Bands

Billie Holiday's discography doesn't reflect the breadth of her big-band experience. "Swing It, Lady, Swing" features nearly all of her big-band recordings.

July 3, 2009

 

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Born On the Fourth of July

This week on Afterglow it's Independence Day. Break out the hot dogs, your favorite movies, and a cold drink of your choice.

June 12, 2009

 

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Songs of the Season: Summer, Part 1

Afterglow continues a long tradition with music heralding the arrival of summer.

May 22, 2009

 

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The Year We Won the War: 1945

Afterglow marks this holiday weekend with a program that looks at 1945 with music from Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, and others.

February 13, 2009

 

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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.

December 19, 2008

 

Nat King Cole Christmas Album Cover

Songs of the Season: Christmas

Christmas is celebrated with music from Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, Peggy Lee, Stan Kenton, Dianne Reeves, and many more

January 26, 2008

 

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Havin’ Fun With Bing And Louis

Recordings from Bing Crosby's 1950s radio broadcast with Louis Armstrong, "Havin' Fun With Bing And Louis", are featured on this week's Afterglow.

June 7, 2007

 

In the Good Old Summertime

Songs of the Season: Summer

Here comes the summer! The Lighthouse All-Stars, Nat King Cole, Antonio Carlos Jobim and more offer up warm-weather serenades.

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