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December 8, 2007

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

January 27, 2007

 

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Jazz Vocal Reissues II

This week on Afterglow more recent reissues from EMI's "Great Jazz Vocal Collection" series are featured, with songs from Dakota Staton, June Christy, and more.

December 9, 2006

 

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Betty Comden: a Tribute

This week on Afterglow we’ll honor the musical legacy of songwriter Betty Comden, who worked on many successful musicals and movies of the 1940s and 1950s.

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