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January 15, 2016

 

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Pete Rugolo And The Singers

In honor of the centennial of arranger Pete Rugolo, we'll feature his progressive arrangements for Nat King Cole, June Christy, and others.

December 17, 2015

 

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Songs of the Season: Winter 2015

An Afterglow salute to winter weather (without your typical Christmas songs)!

November 13, 2015

 

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A Little Touch Of Schmilsson In The Night

In 1973, singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson released an album of standards, arranged by Sinatra's arranger Gordon Jenkins.

September 18, 2015

 

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Nat King Cole in the 1940s

In the 1940s, Nat King Cole transformed from a work-a-day pianist in L.A. to a national superstar.

September 11, 2015

 

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Starry Eyed: Stars in the Great American Songbook

We're exploring the best "Stardust Melodies" from the Great American Songbook.

June 26, 2015

 

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Songs of the Season: Summer 2015

Afterglow's annual salute to the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer with some summertime favorites from the Great American Songbook.

May 14, 2015

 

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Young at Heart

On this program, we explore music from the Great American Songbook all exploring the same theme: youth.

April 24, 2015

 

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I Get a Kick: Vices in Popular Song

On this show, we explore the times when songwriters wrote about their vices: drinking, smoking, or even chewing gum.

February 27, 2015

 

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The Harry Warren Songbook

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.

February 13, 2015

 

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Unlucky in Love

We examine the flipside of Valentine's Day—love lost and love never found—performed by Chet Baker, Nina Simone, and Nat King Cole.

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