At the height of the swing era many big bands included small singing ensembles in their performances and recordings.
Arranger Pete Rugolo worked with some of the most significant vocalists of the 1940s and 50s.
Afterglow takes a tour of America this week with vocal guides Bing Crosby, Anita O'Day, Hoagy Carmichael, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, and more.
Singer Raney's 1992 CD and tribute sets to arranger Russ Garcia and drummer Paul Motian, featuring Louis Armstrong, Anita O’Day, Mel Torme, and Bill Evans.
Full of love, trusting, broken, or otherwise, hearts figure in all of this week's songs.
A tribute to bandleader Artie Shaw highlighting the records he made with vocalists, including Helen Forrest, Billie Holiday, and Mel Torme.
Afterglow bursts into early-April bloom this week with odes to the spring both happy and sad from Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Glenn Miller and more.
Performances from a Hollywood nightclub by two great 20th-century interpreters of American popular song.
We'll go uptown, downtown and crosstown this week on Afterglow with top-drawer performers of American popular song.
A George Shearing tribute devoted to the Capitol albums the pianist recorded with singers such as Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, Nancy Wilson and Dakota Staton.