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November 10, 2017

 

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Jo Stafford Centennial

Singer Jo Stafford was one of the most versatile postwar singers, excelling in pop, swing, bebop, country, folk, and even comedy.

September 23, 2016

 

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The Songs And Sounds Of Matt Dennis

Matt Dennis composed many of the standards from Sinatra's early career, including "Violets For Your Furs" and "Everything Happens To Me."

September 9, 2016

 

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Dick Haymes: Sinatra’s Shadow

Wartime balladier Dick Haymes had a career that strangely followed in the footsteps of Frank Sinatra’s.

December 11, 2015

 

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Harry, Tommy, and Axel: Sinatra’s First Five Years

For Frank Sinatra's centennial, we look at his first five years as a recording artist.

September 13, 2013

 

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The Big Bands’ Vocal Groups

At the height of the swing era many big bands included small singing ensembles in their performances and recordings.

August 12, 2013

 

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Sinatra + Stordahl

Singer Frank Sinatra and arranger Axel Stordahl teamed up for some of the most influential ballad recordings of mid-20th-century American popular song.

February 22, 2013

 

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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 24, 2012

 

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Out Of Nowhere: The Songs Of Edward Heyman

Some well-known songs by a little-known lyricist, sung by Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, and others.

April 8, 2011

 

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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.

May 22, 2009

 

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The Year We Won the War: 1945

Afterglow marks this holiday weekend with a program that looks at 1945 with music from Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, and others.

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Cover of Gary Burton's 1966 LP The Time Machine

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