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July 29, 2015

 

Mose Allison and Ray Charles

The Blues of Mose Allison and Ray Charles

Mose Allison and Ray Charles each created their own distinct brand of jazz, R&B, southern blues, and boogie-woogie in the late 1950s and 1960s.

May 1, 2015

 

Marty Paich

The Modern Touch of Marty Paich

Arranger Marty Paich helped define the West Coast cool jazz sound in the 1950s and 1960s, working with Mel Tormé, Anita O'Day, and Chet Baker.

October 21, 2014

 

The cover of Nancy Wilson's Yesterday's Love Songs lp, recorded with Gerald Wilson and his big band.

Gerald Wilson And The Singers

Gerald Wilson’s arrangements were always harmonically interesting and punchy, and vocalists loved to work with him.

August 3, 2014

 

Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby

American Icons: The Singers

Celebrating the legendary singers of American popular song.

December 17, 2010

 

Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society

What’s New: December 2010

New music this week from Cassandra Wilson, Freddy Cole, and more.

October 12, 2010

 

Ray Charles Ingredients in a Recipe for Soul

Soul On Standards

Soul singers Ray Charles, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Lou Rawls, Gladys Knight and James Brown give us their takes on the Great American Songbook.

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.

October 8, 2009

 

Hank Williams

The Hank Williams Songbook

Hank Williams may be the king of country music, but pop, jazz and R&B performers have seized upon a number of his songs over the past few decades.

August 9, 2008

 

Enrico Album Cover

Enrico Rava’s The Third Man

Trumpeter Enrico Rava and pianist Stefano Bollani's latest release The Third Man is featured this week on Afterglow.

February 23, 2008

 

David Fathead Newman Album Cover Life

Happy Birthday, Fathead

A 75th-birthday tribute to saxophonist David Fathead Newman, featuring recordings with Ray Charles and Newman's covers of The Beatles and Stevie Wonder.

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