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September 8, 2010

 

Work Song

Workin’: The Work Song In Jazz And Popular Music

Jazz historian Ted Gioia joins Night Lights for a look at the relationship between work songs and jazz, with music from Ellington, Mingus and more.

July 16, 2005

 

For Lady: Early Tribute LPs to Billie Holiday

Anita O'DayAlthough there had been tribute LPs to other artists before Billie Holiday–Bix Beiderbecke and Fats Waller among them–the concept really took off in the two years before and after Holiday’s death in 1959, as six albums dedicated to the iconic singer…

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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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