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August 3, 2014

 

Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby

American Icons: The Singers

Celebrating the legendary singers of American popular song.

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 24, 2013

 

Woody Herman

A City Of Song

Helen Forrest's ode to Cincinnati, Nina Simone's lament for Baltimore, and much more.

April 5, 2013

 

Cassandra Wilson

Cassandra Wilson’s Closer To You: The Pop Side

Building the modern pop-rock American songbook: Cassandra Wilson sings the Monkees, Neil Young, and more.

August 15, 2011

 

Jimmy Webb

The Jimmy Webb Songbook

A 65th-birthday tribute to the songwriter, featuring interpretations of his music from Frank Sinatra, Dusty Springfield, Johnny Rivers, Nina Simone, and more.

July 11, 2011

 

Nina Simone 1960s

Nina Simone Sings Songs Of The 1960s

Singer Nina Simone took songs of the counterculture and made them her own.

September 21, 2010

 

Doris Day Andre Previn Duet

Duet: Doris Day and Andre Previn

Doris Day is a celebrated American movie icon—but there’s much more to her legacy than PILLOW TALK.

April 9, 2010

 

spring in bloom

Songs of the Season: Spring

Afterglow bursts into early-April bloom this week with odes to the spring both happy and sad from Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Glenn Miller and more.

December 8, 2007

 

Stan Kenton Album Cover

Kenton ’56

This week on Afterglow we’ll feature one of the more swinging Stan Kenton units, his 1956 “Contemporary Concepts” orchestra.

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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