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November 13, 2015

 

schmilsson

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

 

[Portrait of Wesley Prince, Oscar Moore, and Nat King Cole, Zanzibar, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1946]

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

 

sinatra summer wind

Songs of the Season: Summer

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

May 14, 2015

 

Frank Sinatra - Young at Heart

Young at Heart

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

April 24, 2015

 

Peggy Lee Black Coffee

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

 

Ella Fitzgerald

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.

October 28, 2013

 

Sheet music for the song

Dedicated To You

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.

May 31, 2013

 

The LP cover for Stan Getz and Jimmy Rowles' THE PEACOCKS.

Stan Getz And Jimmy Rowles’ “The Peacocks”

Highlighting a 1970s masterpiece from two jazz veterans.

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