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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.

October 16, 2009

 

Oscar Peterson Mosaic

The Piano Player Sings: Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson was one of jazz’s most popular pianists, but on a couple of occasions he did albums on which he sang as well.

July 10, 2009

 

Melody Gardot Album Cover

What’s New: July 2009

Singer Melody Gardot's latest release, My One And Only Thrill, recalls past vocalists such as Julie London and Peggy Lee and has the sound of a modern classic.

April 10, 2009

 

It Might As Well Be Spring

Songs of the Season: Spring

Tony Bennett, Helen Forrest, and others help us commemorate the changing of the seasons.

January 16, 2009

 

Dream sheet music

Street of Dreams

Musical reveries from the masters of American popular song.

December 26, 2008

 

wintertime

Songs of the Season: Winter

Afterglow pays tribute to the winter with music from Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, and others.

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.

December 8, 2007

 

Stan Kenton Album Cover

Kenton ’56

This week on Afterglow we’ll feature one of the more swinging Stan Kenton units, his 1956 “Contemporary Concepts” orchestra.

October 16, 2007

 

Johnny Mercer Album Cover

The Songwriter Sings: A Celebration of Johnny Mercer

Afterglow kicks off a month-long celebration of songwriter Johnny Mercer's centennial with a program featuring his 1940s vocal recordings.

September 15, 2007

 

Johnny Mercer Mosaic Select Album Cover

1940s Vocal Recordings Of Johnny Mercer

This week on Afterglow we’ll feature Johnny Mercer, a lyric writer for many American-songbook standards and the co-founder of Capitol Records

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