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February 22, 2013


Jimmy Van Heusen

All The Way: The Jimmy Van Heusen Songbook

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."

April 8, 2011


Yip Harburg

That Old Devil Moon: Yip Harburg

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.

February 12, 2011


Heart to Heart

Music From the Heart: Valentine’s Day

Full of love, trusting, broken, or otherwise, hearts figure in all of this week's songs.

December 23, 2010


Christmas gifts

Soon It Will Be Christmas Day

Afterglow pays a Christmas call this week, bearing musical presents from Bing Crosby, Lou Rawls, Nancy Wilson, and other carolers of American popular song.

May 17, 2010


Gordon Jenkins musical prodigy

This Is All I Ask: Gordon Jenkins

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.

August 14, 2009


George Shearing Album Cover

George Shearing And The Singers

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.

May 29, 2009


Miles Davis Album Cover

Street of Dreams Revisited

Afterglow takes another stroll down the lane of musical reverie.

April 24, 2009


Keeps On Rainin'

Keeps On Rainin’: Songs That Invoke The Rain

This week on Afterglow: Songs that use rain as inspiration for romance, including selections from Billie Holiday, The Four Freshmen, Frank Sinatra, and more.

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

December 12, 2008


White Christmas

Holidays On Film

Afterglow gets into the seasonal spirit with holiday songs in the movies and on TV, featuring Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire and others.

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