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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


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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.

May 5, 2007


Sinatra in Hollywood

This week on Afterglow it’s “Sinatra in Hollywood,” with music from the many movies of Frank Sinatra, including Pal Joey , Anchors Aweigh , High Society , Guys and Dolls , and more, as well as unreleased recordings from The Man With the Golden Arm and an aborted 1954 animated production of Finian’s Rainbow (which features, among other things, a Sinatra-Ella Fitzgerald duet).

April 28, 2007


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Stardust Melodies: 12 Of America’s Most Popular Songs

This week on Afterglow: songs and stories from some of America's most popular songs are featured, as well as a tribute set to the late singer Dakota Staton.

September 9, 2006


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Stardust: Nat King Cole On Capitol, 1955-59

This week on Afterglow we’ll feature music from a prolific and rewarding period for Nat King Cole, when he produced seven albums.

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