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August 3, 2018

 

Norman Granz: The Jazz Advocate

A centennial celebration of Norman Granz, concert promoter, record label owner, and one of the biggest civil rights activists in jazz in the 1940s and 50s.

June 15, 2018

 

I Get a Kick: Vices in Popular Song

On this show, we explore the times when songwriters wrote about their vices: drinking, smoking, or even chewing gum.

June 8, 2018

 

The Mystery Of Irene Higginbotham

Irene Higginbotham (1918–1988) was the songwriter behind such Billie Holiday songs as “Good Morning Heartache” and “No Good Man.”

March 23, 2018

 

Duke Ellington And The Singers

An overview of the many singers who stood on the bandstand with Duke Ellington, including Ivie Anderson, Herb Jeffries, and Bing Crosby.

April 28, 2017

 

Ella Fitzgerald On Verve

In honor of Ella Fitzgerald's centennial on April 25, 2017, we look at the singer's work for Verve records, where she recorded her famous songbook series.

January 6, 2017

 

Mose Allison: The Jazz Sage

We remember the jazz sage from Tippo, Mississippi: Mose Allison (1927–2016)

November 27, 2015

 

The Billy Strayhorn Songbook

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

September 24, 2015

 

Songs of the Season: Autumn 2015

Afterglow's salute to falling leaves and pumpkin spice with the best autumn songs from the Great American Songbook.

September 11, 2015

 

Starry Eyed: Stars in the Great American Songbook

We're exploring the best "Stardust Melodies" from the Great American Songbook.

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.

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