Nat King Cole would have turned 100 years old on March 17, 2019. This week, we chronicle the decade the propelled him to stardom.
The early years of Ella Fitzgerald, as she established herself as one of the greatest big band vocalists and jazz singers of all time.
This week on Afterglow it’s “Southern Style” with reissues of jazz singer and pianist Jeri Southern's 1950s Decca LPs.
Billie Holiday's Decca recordings showcased her in larger-ensemble, somewhat more commercial settings, and found Holiday's voice in its prime.