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Afterglow Jazz and American Popular Song

Music From the Heart: Valentine’s Day

Full of love, trusting, broken, or otherwise, hearts figure in all of this week's songs.

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Maybe it’s not carved on a tree, but Afterglow hearts popular song this week with Valentine’s Day in mind. Nat King Cole, Astrud Gilberto, Kurt Elling, Doris Day, and Louis Armstrong with Billie Holiday are just some of the artists who’ll keep the melodies circulating through the vessels of romance on this edition of Afterglow.

Watch Kurt Elling perform “My Foolish Heart”:

Watch the “Be Careful, It’s My Heart” sequence with Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire from the 1942 movie Holiday Inn:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81Kr3j3oWdk

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