We explore the King Of Swing Mr. Benny Goodman, and the many singers who front his big band, including Helen Forrest, Peggy Lee, and Billie Holiday.
Come dance with us this week on Afterglow--no lessons required!
Placid destinations and idyllic spells away from home.
Hoagy Carmichael was already a successful songwriter when he moved to Hollywood in 1936, but it was the movies that made him a familiar face to millions.
A tribute to Ben Webster, a tenor saxophonist who had one of the warmest, most identifiable sounds of any 20th-century jazz musician.
A look at "social significance" music from the 1930s and 40s that alluded in humorous, overtly political, or poignant ways to issues and problems of the times.
A composer of songs that have achieved status as minor classics in the Great American Songbook canon, Alec Wilder is featured this week on Afterglow.