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We pay tribute to the late singer, activist and humanitarian Harry Belafonte. We’ll explore his expansive recording career, which encompassed folk, calypso, jazz, blues and more.
Jazz standards like “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” and “A Sunday Kind of Love” are not just for singers like Frank Sinatra. This week, we’ll hear the Great American Songbook sung by The Flamingos, The Platters, and other doo wop groups from the 1950s.
This week on Afterglow, we take a listen to the work of jazz vocalist Dakota Staton, famous for her work on Capitol Records in the 1950s, including her rendition of the song “The Late, Late Show.”
This week, we explore the songs of two unrelated black jazz composers from the early 20th century: Spencer Williams and Clarence Williams. These two Louisiana natives wrote early jazz standards like “Basin Street Blues” and “Baby Won't You Please Come Home.”
Get a preview of some of the vocal jazz and traditional pop Grammy nominees before the February 4th ceremony, including artists like Cécile McLorin Salvant, Esperanza Spalding, Samara Joy, and more.
We're exploring the best "Stardust Melodies" from the Great American Songbook.
To mark the 60th anniversary of the release of the groundbreaking Ray Charles album “Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music,” I’ll explore the influence of country music on jazz and traditional pop songs from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s.
E.Y. “Yip” Harburg wrote words to some of the most memorable songs in American culture, including “Over The Rainbow” and “It’s Only A Paper Moon” all while staying true to his beliefs. We’ll explore his catalog this week.
We’re looking up at the moon this week, exploring jazz standards all about our lunar companion, like “Fly Me To The Moon,” “Moon River,” and many more.
For Afterglow’s annual winter holiday show, we’ll explore some less familiar holiday gems from classic singers, including “Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney,” “It Happened In Sun Valley” and more.
We’re celebrating the 100th birthday of bebop vocalist Bob Dorough, listening to some of his hip jazz tunes like “Devil May Care” and “Comin’ Home Baby.”
We’re celebrating Frank Sinatra’s birthday by exploring his musical partnership with the great arranger Nelson Riddle, including their work on iconic albums like "In The Wee Small Hours" and "Songs For Swingin’ Lovers."
We take a listen to some recent releases for the second half of the year, including new music from singers Laufey, Veronica Swift, Caity Gyorgy, and more.
For Thanksgiving, take a seat at the dinner table with Afterglow this week, as we explore classic jazz and popular songs about food by singers like Louis Armstrong, Louis Jordan, and Fats Waller.
We pay tribute to jazz guitarist Barney Kessel and his work with notable singers like Billie Holiday, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald and many more.
Singer Jo Stafford was one of the most versatile postwar singers, excelling in pop, swing, bebop, country, folk, and even comedy.
We're featuring this week the work of jazz arranger Pete Rugolo, and his progressive arrangements for Nat King Cole, June Christy, and others.
A remembrance of singer Keely Smith (1928–2017), known for her recordings of "That Old Black Magic" and "I Wish You Love" from the late 1950s.
Beginning in the late 1930s, many of America’s best songwriters began to work for the Wonderful World of Disney. On this show, we’ll hear jazz interpretations of iconic Disney songs, sung by Louis Armstrong, Peggy Lee, and more.
Vernon Duke immigrated to America as a classical composer, and went on to write such popular hits as "April in Paris" and "I Can Get Started."
We spotlight the Italian-American Crooners—like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Perry Como, and Tony Bennett—who shaped the landscape of popular song in the 1940s and 50s.
For National Hispanic Heritage Month, we’ll be exploring the influence of Latin music on the American jazz and pop singers in the 1950s, including Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, Anita O’Day and more.
From Frank Sinatra’s version of “Ol’ MacDonald” to Ella Fitzgerald’s version of “The Muffin Man,” we’ll explore some jazzy selections aimed at kids.
We’ll continue our ongoing celebration of the late Tony Bennett with a look at his lengthy late-career revival. In 1986, he returned to the recording studio after a long hiatus, which led to a string of successes that stretched for 30 more years.
Part two of Afterglow’s exploration of colorful songs from the Great American Songbook, featuring “Little White Lies,” “That Old Black Magic,” and everything in between.