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January 25, 2019

 

Blossom Dearie On Verve

A spotlight this week on Blossom Dearie’s six exemplary albums recorded between 1956 and 1960.

March 6, 2009

 

She Wrote the Song: Women Composers of Popular American Music

"She Wrote the Song" highlights standards written by women composers who, in the early decades of American popular song, had to struggle for the limelight.

December 9, 2006

 

Betty Comden: a Tribute

This week on Afterglow we’ll honor the musical legacy of songwriter Betty Comden, who worked on many successful musicals and movies of the 1940s and 1950s.

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