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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.

March 6, 2009


Dorothy Fields Album Cover

She Wrote the Song: Women Composers of Popular American Music

"She Wrote the Song" highlights standards written by women composers who, in the early decades of American popular song, had to struggle for the limelight.

February 13, 2009


love to stay sheet music

That Ole Devil Called Love

It's the most written-about topic in the history of popular song L-O-V-E, as Nat King Cole once sang.

January 16, 2009


Dream sheet music

Street of Dreams

Musical reveries from the masters of American popular song.

December 19, 2008


Nat King Cole Christmas Album Cover

Songs of the Season: Christmas

Christmas is celebrated with music from Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, Peggy Lee, Stan Kenton, Dianne Reeves, and many more

April 12, 2008


Ruth Price Album Cover

Songs of the Season: Celebrating The Arrival Of Spring

The arrival of spring is celebrated the week, with "Songs of the Season", starring Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, and many more.

January 4, 2008


Kurt Elling Nightmoves Album Cover

Best of 2007

We celebrate the best of 2007 this week on Afterglow, listening to some of the best new releases and reissues.

December 22, 2007


Bing Crosby Andrews Sisters Christmas Album Cover

Songs of the Season: Christmas 2007

Happy holidays from all of us at WFIU! This week on Afterglow we celebrate the season with our annual "Songs of the Season: Christmas" program.

November 24, 2007


Hoagy Carmichael Album Cover

Happy Birthday, Hoagy Carmichael

This week on Afterglow we celebrate the recent birthday of Hoagy Carmichael, with interpretations of Carmichael classics from many performers.

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