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November 20, 2015


The Silver Lining

Recent Releases for 2015, Part 2

A roundup of recent releases in the world of vocal jazz and traditional pop from the second half of 2015

October 30, 2015


San Francisco

A City of Song

A cross country roadtrip with songs about St. Louis, Chicago, Atlanta, and the Big Apple, performed by Johnny Mercer, Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett, and more.

October 23, 2015


Dean Martin

Italian-American Crooners

Italian-American Crooners, like Sinatra, Martin, Como, and Bennett, shaped the landscape of popular song in the 1940s and 50s.

September 24, 2015


Dinah Washington-September in the Rain

Songs of the Season: Autumn 2015

Afterglow's salute to falling leaves and pumpkin spice with the best autumn songs from the Great American Songbook.

September 11, 2015



Starry Eyed: Stars in the Great American Songbook

We're exploring the best "Stardust Melodies" from the Great American Songbook.

July 24, 2015


Joe Williams

Count Basie and the Singers

This week, our spotlight is on just a few of the many singers who sang with Count Basie, including Jimmy Rushing, Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaughan, and more.

June 5, 2015


Tony and Bill

Tony Bennett and Bill Evans

This week, we're featuring the two recording sessions from 1975 and 1976 between pianist Bill Evans and singer Tony Bennett.

May 14, 2015


Frank Sinatra - Young at Heart

Young at Heart

On this program, we explore music from the Great American Songbook all exploring the same theme: youth.

April 3, 2015


Carmen McRae Sings Lover Man and Other Billie Holiday Classics

Tributes to the Lady

For Billie Holiday's centennial, we're exploring the many tribute albums created for "Lady Day"

February 27, 2015



The Harry Warren Songbook

While Harry Warren's name may have eluded the spotlight, his songs—like "Lullaby of Broadway," "At Last," and "I Only Have Eyes for You"—never did.

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