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May 24, 2008

 

American Popular Song and World War II: Part 2

We'll hear music from Louis Jordan, Kitty Kallen with Jimmy Dorsey, Sam Donahue's Navy band, and much more.

May 24, 2008

 

American Popular Song and World War II: Part 1

In honor of the holiday weekend, we're posting both parts of last year's "American Popular Song and World War II".

March 10, 2008

 

Bix Beiderbecke: Never the Same Way Twice

Bix is jazz’s Number One Saint,” critic Benny Green once wrote of cornet player Bix Beiderbecke (1903-1931).

February 6, 2008

 

The program for Duke Ellington's musical

Jump For Joy: Duke Ellington’s Celebratory Musical

The inspiration came from a late-night party, a convergence of Hollywood glamour and early civil-rights activism with one of America's greatest jazz orchestras.

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Peggy Lee, The Singer-Songwriter

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Miss Peggy Lee was one of the biggest singing stars of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, and she also wrote many of her popular tunes.

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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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