On this show, we explore the times when songwriters wrote about their vices: drinking, smoking, or even chewing gum.
On this show, we take a look at the many songwriters who performed their own songs, including Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, and Nina Simone.
Updating the repertoire of popular song, from Prince to the Replacements.
Popular song, more often than not, is about love—love won, love lost, love in doubt. This week we feature songs about the fulfillment of longed-for love.
Singer Frank Sinatra and arranger Axel Stordahl teamed up for some of the most influential ballad recordings of mid-20th-century American popular song.
Recent releases from singers Madeleine Peyroux and Barbara Morrison, saxophonists Joshua Redman and Eric Alexander, and a surprise cover from a 1980s teen icon.
Afterglow checks in this week with one of our periodic round-ups of new and recent releases, featuring CDs from Madeleine Peyroux, Pat Metheny and others.
Love songs progressing from discovery and longing to settled intimacy.
Our annual, highly-subjective survey of the past year's CDs.
Music this week from a variety of artists both old and new.