In the 1940s, Nat King Cole transformed from a work-a-day pianist in L.A. to a national superstar.
We're exploring the best "Stardust Melodies" from the Great American Songbook.
Afterglow's annual salute to the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer with some summertime favorites from the Great American Songbook.
On this program, we explore music from the Great American Songbook all exploring the same theme: youth.
On this show, we explore the times when songwriters wrote about their vices: drinking, smoking, or even chewing gum.
While Harry Warren's name may have eluded the spotlight, his songs—like "Lullaby of Broadway," "At Last," and "I Only Have Eyes for You"—never did.
We examine the flipside of Valentine's Day—love lost and love never found—performed by Chet Baker, Nina Simone, and Nat King Cole.
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.
Highlighting a 1970s masterpiece from two jazz veterans.
Arranger Pete Rugolo worked with some of the most significant vocalists of the 1940s and 50s.