On this show, we take a look at the many songwriters who performed their own songs, including Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, and Nina Simone.
Afterglow's annual salute to fairer weather, with spring songs sung by June Christy, Rosemary Clooney, and Mark Murphy.
Celebrating the legendary singers of American popular song.
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.
Helen Forrest's ode to Cincinnati, Nina Simone's lament for Baltimore, and much more.
Building the modern pop-rock American songbook: Cassandra Wilson sings the Monkees, Neil Young, and more.
A tribute to the songwriter featuring interpretations of his music from Frank Sinatra, Dusty Springfield, Johnny Rivers, Nina Simone, and more.
Singer Nina Simone took songs of the counterculture and made them her own.
Doris Day is a celebrated American movie icon—but there’s much more to her legacy than PILLOW TALK.
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.