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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.

September 9, 2016

 

Dick Haymes: Sinatra’s Shadow

A centennial celebration of wartime balladeer Dick Haymes, whose career strangely followed in the footsteps of Frank Sinatra’s.

November 13, 2015

 

A Little Touch Of Schmilsson In The Night

In 1973, singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson released an album of standards, arranged by Sinatra's arranger Gordon Jenkins.

November 26, 2013

 

The Last Saloon: Frank Sinatra’s She Shot Me Down

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.

May 17, 2010

 

This Is All I Ask: Gordon Jenkins

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.

June 9, 2007

 

Judy Garland on Capitol

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.

September 9, 2006

 

Stardust: Nat King Cole On Capitol, 1955-59

This week on Afterglow we’ll feature music from a prolific and rewarding period for Nat King Cole, when he produced seven albums.

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