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June 30, 2017

 

Lena Horne Centennial

Lena Horne (1917–2010) had close working relationships with composers like Harold Arlen and Billy Strayhorn.

November 27, 2015

 

The Billy Strayhorn Songbook

Songwriter Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington's right-hand man, would have turned 100 on November 29th.

September 8, 2007

 

Nat King Cole 1960-64

Features music from the last five years of Nat King Cole's career, including pop, novelty, big band, country, and show tunes.

February 3, 2007

 

Portrait of Billy Strayhorn

This week on Afterglow we focus on Billy Strayhorn, the co-writer who played a very important part in The Duke Ellington Orchestra's sound.

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