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May 24, 2019

 

Sassy: Sarah Vaughan In The Late 1950s

Sarah Vaughan recorded pop tunes for Mercury Records and jazz tunes for Mercury’s subsidiary EmArcy Records throughout the late 1950s.

March 22, 2019

 

Nat King Cole Centennial: Cole’s Remarkable 1958

In 1958, a 39-year-old Nat King Cole had the most remarkable year, recording over 100 songs.

December 14, 2018

 

Joe Williams Centennial Celebration

A celebration of the 100th birthday of jazz singer Joe Williams, known equally as a blues shouter and ballad crooner

November 2, 2018

 

The Lennon-McCartney Songbook

The Fab Four goes jazz, featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and others performing Beatles’ tunes.

January 5, 2018

 

Remembering Jon Hendricks, The Poet Laureate Of Jazz

This week, we explore the career of jazz singer Jon Hendricks (1921–2017), who began a pioneer in the art of vocalese.

July 28, 2017

 

The Chairman: Reprise Records’ Early Years

Reprise Records was Frank Sinatra's own label, and it turned the singer into a record executive.

March 24, 2016

 

Songs of the Season: Spring 2016

Afterglow's annual salute to fairer weather, with spring songs sung by June Christy, Blossom Dearie, and Mark Murphy.

July 24, 2015

 

Count Basie and the Singers

This week, our spotlight is on just a few of the many singers who sang with Count Basie, including Jimmy Rushing, Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaughan, and more.

April 10, 2015

 

Billie Holiday and the Big Bands

We continue our Billie Holiday centennial celebration by looking at her work fronting big bands, including those of Benny Goodman, Count Basie, and Artie Shaw.

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.

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