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April 16, 2015

 

johnnymercer

The Jazz Singer-Songwriters

On this show, we take a look at the many songwriters who performed their own songs, including Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, and Nina Simone.

March 5, 2015

 

Swingin' on the Moon

Swingin’ on the Moon

On this show, we're looking up at the moon, examining lunar songs of all kinds, with a focus on Mel Tormé's 1960 concept album "Swingin' on the Moon."

September 13, 2013

 

Dorsey Pied Pipers

The Big Bands’ Vocal Groups

At the height of the swing era many big bands included small singing ensembles in their performances and recordings.

February 8, 2013

 

Rugolo and Cole

Pete Rugolo And The Singers

Arranger Pete Rugolo worked with some of the most significant vocalists of the 1940s and 50s.

February 1, 2013

 

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States Of The Union

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.

July 13, 2012

 

Sue Raney

In Good Company: Sue Raney

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.

February 12, 2011

 

Heart to Heart

Music From the Heart: Valentine’s Day

Full of love, trusting, broken, or otherwise, hearts figure in all of this week's songs.

May 22, 2010

 

Helen Forrest With Artie Shaw

Artie Shaw and the Singers

A tribute to bandleader Artie Shaw highlighting the records he made with vocalists, including Helen Forrest, Billie Holiday, and Mel Torme.

April 9, 2010

 

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Songs of the Season: Spring

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.

March 12, 2010

 

Ella Fitzgerald 12 Nights In Hollywood Album Cover

Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Torme: Live at the Crescendo

Performances from a Hollywood nightclub by two great 20th-century interpreters of American popular song.

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