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Posts tagged Johnny Mercer

February 2, 2011

 

Langston Hughes Weary Blues

Hughes’ Blues: The Langston Hughes Songbook

Langston Hughes, songwriter? The celebrated African-American author wrote numerous songs, recorded by Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, Gary Bartz, and others.

November 25, 2009

 

Hoagy Carmichael

When Hoagy Met Johnny: The Carmichael-Mercer Connection

The songwriting collaborations of Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer--the hits and the lost and little-known songs as well.

November 18, 2009

 

Johnny Mercer

Johnny Mercer At 100

Afterglow honors the centennial of one of America's greatest songwriters.

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Late Sarah, Early Fred: Sarah Vaughan and Fred Astaire

The cover for a recent reissue of Sarah Vaughan's recordings of the music of Duke Ellington.

New anthologies from two legendary performers of American popular song.

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Afterglow is WFIU's weekly program of jazz and American popular song hosted by David Brent Johnson.

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