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September 27, 2018

 

Nat & Nelson

This week, we explore the 10-year partnership between singer Nat King Cole and arranger Nelson Riddle. They produced such standards as "Unforgettable" and "Mona Lisa."

September 19, 2018

 

Aretha Franklin: The Voice

This week on Afterglow, we honor the late Aretha Franklin, chronicling her career and exploring some of her iconic songs from the 1960s and 70s.

August 31, 2018

 

The Songs Of Alan Jay Lerner

A centennial celebration of the lyricist behind "Almost Like Being In Love," "I Could Have Danced All Night," and "On The Street Where You Live."

August 22, 2018

 

The Standards of Sondheim and Bernstein

In honor of Leonard Bernstein's centennial this week, we look at the jazz standards of Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, like "New York, New York," "I Feel Pretty," and "Send In The Clowns."

August 17, 2018

 

Jimmy Rowles: Jazz’s Secret Weapon

Pianist Jimmy Rowles was a trusted accompanist who worked nearly every big star in jazz, including Billie Holiday, Mel Tormé, and Sarah Vaughan.

August 10, 2018

 

Kind Of Blue: Blue Feelings In Popular Song

"Born To Be Blue," "Blue Moon," "Blue Turning Grey Over You," and other songs about the color blue on this week's show.

August 3, 2018

 

Norman Granz: The Jazz Advocate

A centennial celebration of Norman Granz, concert promoter, record label owner, and one of the biggest civil rights activists in jazz in the 1940s and 50s.

July 23, 2018

 

The Great American Songbook Blacklist

How the Hollywood Blacklist affected music stars like Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, and Harry Belafonte

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