Pianist Jimmy Rowles was a trusted accompanist who worked nearly every big star in jazz, including Billie Holiday, Mel Tormé, and Sarah Vaughan.
"The Song Is You," "The Song Is Ended," "I Poured My Heart Into The Song," and other songs about music on this episode.
"Blues In The Night," "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive," and many others written and performed by Johnny Mercer.
A jazz musician equally known for his singing and songwriting, we explore the varied career of Bloomington's own Hoagy Carmichael
On this show, we take a look at the many songwriters who performed their own songs, including Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, and Nina Simone.
Ella Fitzgerald's lush 1957 ballads album has often been overshadowed by her songbook LPs from the same era.
Hoagy Carmichael was already a successful songwriter when he moved to Hollywood in 1936, but it was the movies that made him a familiar face to millions.
We'll go uptown, downtown and crosstown this week on Afterglow with top-drawer performers of American popular song.
"Moon Country" features classic songs written by Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael, performed by Louis Armstrong, Helen Forrest, and others.
This week on Afterglow we celebrate the recent birthday of Hoagy Carmichael, with interpretations of Carmichael classics from many performers.