How the Hollywood Blacklist affected music stars like Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, and Harry Belafonte
On this show, we explore the times when songwriters wrote about their vices: drinking, smoking, or even chewing gum.
The songs of the war effort during World War II, including “G.I. Jive,” “Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition,” and “Long Ago (And Far Away)”
This week, a look at the music of composer Cy Coleman, including songs like “Witchcraft,” “The Best Is Yet To Come,” “Big Spender,” and “I Walk A Little Faster.”
Some of the most tearful songs of the Great American Songbook, including “Cry Me A River,” “I Cried For You,” and “Willow Weep For Me.”
"The Song Is You," "The Song Is Ended," "I Poured My Heart Into The Song," and other songs about music on this episode.
A remembrance of singer Keely Smith (1928–2017), known for her recordings of "That Old Black Magic" and "I Wish You Love" from the late 1950s.
"Blues In The Night," "Stormy Weather," and "Over The Rainbow" and many more of the blockbuster hits from songwriter Harold Arlen.
Italian-American Crooners, like Sinatra, Martin, Como, and Bennett, shaped the landscape of popular song in the 1940s and 50s.
"You And The Night And The Music," "Night And Day," "Midnight Sun," and more songs for nighttime people on this episode of Afterglow.