In 1958, a 39-year-old Nat King Cole had the most remarkable year, recording over 100 songs.
A centennial celebration of wartime balladeer Dick Haymes, whose career strangely followed in the footsteps of Frank Sinatra’s.
In 1973, singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson released an album of standards, arranged by Sinatra's arranger Gordon Jenkins.
In 1981 Frank Sinatra called on the talents of several longtime collaborators and friends to produce what some consider to be the singer's final masterpiece.
Gordon Jenkins was renowned as an arranger, but he also wrote some hit songs. We'll hear them done by Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Billie Holiday and more.
This week on Afterglow we’ll feature a recent collection of Judy Garland’s late-1950s and early-1960s Capitol albums. Though Garland has sometimes been branded as a showbiz belter, we’ll be highlighting some of the torch ballads that she recorded for Capitol with arrangers like Gordon Jenkins and Nelson Riddle.
This week on Afterglow we’ll feature music from a prolific and rewarding period for Nat King Cole, when he produced seven albums.