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November 25, 2016

 

The Songs Of Hearth And Home

A collection of songs about the comforts of home life, for Thanksgiving.

July 8, 2014

 

Mr. B: The Billy Eckstine Story

Billy Eckstine was a cultural pioneer who became one of the first black male solo singers to find success singing love songs.

June 4, 2011

 

Songs of the Season: Summer

We pay tribute to the arrival of warm weather with music from Nat King Cole, June Christy, Louis Armstrong, Hoagy Carmichael, George Benson and more.

March 3, 2007

 

Easy to Love: Roberta Gambarini

This week on Afterglow it’s “Easy to Love: Roberta Gambarini.” Jazz vocalist Gambarini was born in Italy and came to the United States in the late 1990s.

October 21, 2006

 

The Songwriter Sings: Bobby Troup

This week on Afterglow we’ll feature a new compilation of early-1950s recordings from Bobby Troup, author of “Route 66".

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In the 1950s and 60s the race for space loomed large in the cultural imagination, and jazz artists such as Duke Ellington and Sun Ra picked up on the theme.

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