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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.

April 10, 2009

 

It Might As Well Be Spring

Songs of the Season: Spring

Tony Bennett, Helen Forrest, and others help us commemorate the changing of the seasons.

March 20, 2009

 

Nat King Cole At The Movies Album Cover

Nat King Cole At the Movies

Nat King Cole never reached the cinematic heights of fellow singers Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, but his recordings appeared in many films of the 1950s & 60s.

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