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April 29, 2016

 

Le Bing

The Great French Songbook, Part 2

A follow-up to The Great French Songbook, Part 1, looking at more music "dans la mode française."

March 24, 2016

 

Spring is Here

Songs of the Season: Spring 2016

Afterglow's annual salute to fairer weather, with spring songs sung by June Christy, Blossom Dearie, and Mark Murphy.

October 7, 2015

 

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Live Nina!

We feature Nina Simone, the "High Priestess of Soul," in her most natural element: live on stage at Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, and the Newport Jazz Festival.

April 17, 2015

 

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The Jazz Singer-Songwriters

On this show, we take a look at the many songwriters who performed their own songs, including Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, and Nina Simone.

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.

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 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.

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