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April 2, 2010


Evening at a Baseball Field in Arizona

Play Ball! The National Pastime in Popular Song

Batter up! Take to the diamond with Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Dave Frishberg, and a host of other performers as Afterglow swings for the fences.

February 12, 2010


Some Enchanted Evening

Some Enchanted Evening: Jazz And Popular Song Love Ballads

Love songs progressing from discovery and longing to settled intimacy.

December 25, 2009


Fireplace with fire and teapot

The Fireside Afterglow

“The Fireside Afterglow” has a laid-back seasonal theme with music that evokes love, reflection, peace, and the warm moods of winter.

November 27, 2009


Skylark and Johnny Mercer

Moon Country: Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer

"Moon Country" features classic songs written by Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael, performed by Louis Armstrong, Helen Forrest, and others.

November 20, 2009


Johnny Mercer

Too Marvelous With Words: Johnny Mercer, America’s Poet Laureate

A centennial celebration of the lyricist who wrote "Moon River" and many other standards, featuring an interview with Afterglow founding host Dick Bishop.

September 24, 2009


Colorful trees by a stream

Songs of the Season: Autumn 2009

Music from Jackie Paris, Kenny Dorham, Frank Sinatra, and more is featured on our annual tribute to autumn.

August 14, 2009


George Shearing Album Cover

George Shearing And The Singers

A George Shearing tribute devoted to the Capitol albums the pianist recorded with singers such as Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, Nancy Wilson and Dakota Staton.

July 3, 2009


Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong album cover

Born On the Fourth of July

This week on Afterglow it's Independence Day. Break out the hot dogs, your favorite movies, and a cold drink of your choice.

June 12, 2009


Louis Armstrong Summertime Album Cover

Songs of the Season: Summer, Part 1

Afterglow continues a long tradition with music heralding the arrival of summer.

May 29, 2009


Miles Davis Album Cover

Street of Dreams Revisited

Afterglow takes another stroll down the lane of musical reverie.

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cover for the Free Spirits' Out Of Sight And Sound LP

In the late 1960s, young musicians such as The Free Spirits, the Fourth Way, and other now-forgotten fusioneers made the first attempts to blend jazz with rock.

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