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December 28, 2010

 

Nat King Cole Carnegie Hall

Best Historical Releases and Reissues of 2010

A look back at musical look-backs from the past year.

October 5, 2010

 

Autumn

Autumn Serenades

Autumn’s here, and the time is right for lying in the leaves, with music from Nat King Cole, Johnny Hartman, Sonny Rollins and more.

August 6, 2010

 

Abbey Lincoln 1992

Pull Your Coat, August 6: Abbey Lincoln, Nat Cole, & Jackie McLean

An 80th-birthday tribute to singer Abbey Lincoln, a Jackie McLean documentary, a newly-discovered Nat King Cole concert, and more.

May 26, 2010

 

What's My Line

What’s My Line? Ellington, Nat King Cole And Satchmo On TV

Could you have guessed who they were? Three giants of jazz on the 1950s TV quiz show.

July 1, 2009

 

A July 4th Popular-Song Celebration, On Afterglow

On Afterglow this week, a festive and reflective tribute to Independence Day with music from Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, Paul Desmond and more.

October 9, 2008

 

The Johnny Green Songbook, Part 1

Composer Johnny Green wrote the music for several songs that went on to become staples of the jazz-and-popular-song canon.

December 31, 2007

 

Favorite Reissues and Historical Releases of 2007

2007 calendarTake with the usual grain/caveat of subjectivity–that said, here are some titles from a year-for-the-ear in review…

December 23, 2007

 

Music for the Holidays: Nat King Cole

Season's greetings from Night Lights via holiday ambassador Mr. Cole:

March 10, 2007

 

Miss Peggy Lee, Songwriter

Many listeners know Peggy Lee as a great jazz singer, but she was also a prolific writer of songs—composing or co-composing nearly 200 of them.

July 1, 2006

 

Nat King Cole’s St. Louis Blues

A so-called “biopic” of the blues composer W.C. Handy’s life, St. Louis Blues was Nat King Cole’s only role as a leading man.

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