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April 21, 2016


Louis Jordan and Rosetta Tharpe

Louis Jordan and Sister Rosetta Tharpe

We look at two jazz and R&B masters who laid down the foundation for rock and roll: Louis Jordan and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

December 17, 2015



Songs of the Season: Winter 2015

An Afterglow salute to winter weather (without your typical Christmas songs)!

December 29, 2010


New Year's Eve

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

Ring in the New Year with Ella, Nat, Bing and more of the Afterglow gang.

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.

December 26, 2008



Songs of the Season: Winter

Afterglow pays tribute to the winter with music from Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, and others.

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