On this show, we're looking up at the moon, examining lunar songs of all kinds, with a focus on Mel Tormé's 1960 concept album "Swingin' on the Moon."
How the Hollywood Blacklist affected music stars like Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, and Harry Belafonte
A road trip to different U.S. states, with songs like “Georgia On My Mind,” “I Been Down In Texas,” “Mississippi Mud,” and “Massachusetts.”
Trumpeter Clifford Brown recorded only three sessions with vocalists—Dinah Washington, Helen Merrill, and Sarah Vaughan. And they all happened in 1954.
On this episode, we look at recent albums from Kurt Elling, Melody Gardot, Van Morrison, and more.
On this show, we explore the times when songwriters wrote about their vices: drinking, smoking, or even chewing gum.
Irene Higginbotham (1918–1988) was the songwriter behind such Billie Holiday songs as “Good Morning Heartache” and “No Good Man.”
The songs of the war effort during World War II, including “G.I. Jive,” “Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition,” and “Long Ago (And Far Away)”
This week, a look at the music of composer Cy Coleman, including songs like “Witchcraft,” “The Best Is Yet To Come,” “Big Spender,” and “I Walk A Little Faster.”
Singers Lucy Reed and Lucy Ann Polk never had their chance in the spotlight, but recorded some of the finest vocal music in the 1950s.