On this show, we explore the times when songwriters wrote about their vices: drinking, smoking, or even chewing gum.
Johnny Hartman, Blossom Dearie, Dean Martin and others help us pay tribute to the Indiana songwriter.
Jimmy Van Heusen wrote the music for numerous entries in the Great American Songbook, including "It Could Happen To You," "Come Fly With Me," and "Imagination."
Arranger Pete Rugolo worked with some of the most significant vocalists of the 1940s and 50s.
Yip Harburg was a lyricist who grew up poor on the Lower East Side of New York City to write about rainbows, paper moons, Aprils in Paris, and much more.
Full of love, trusting, broken, or otherwise, hearts figure in all of this week's songs.
Afterglow pays a Christmas call this week, bearing musical presents from Bing Crosby, Lou Rawls, Nancy Wilson, and other carolers of American popular song.
Gordon Jenkins was renowned as an arranger, but he also wrote some hit songs. We'll hear them done by Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Billie Holiday and more.
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.
Afterglow takes another stroll down the lane of musical reverie.