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August 17, 2018

 

Jimmy Rowles: Jazz’s Secret Weapon

Pianist Jimmy Rowles was a trusted accompanist who worked nearly every big star in jazz, including Billie Holiday, Mel Tormé, and Sarah Vaughan.

March 2, 2018

 

I Hear Music: Songs About Songwriting

"The Song Is You," "The Song Is Ended," "I Poured My Heart Into The Song," and other songs about music on this episode.

May 12, 2017

 

Johnny Mercer, The Singer-Songwriter

"Blues In The Night," "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive," and many others written and performed by Johnny Mercer.

May 5, 2017

 

Hoagy Carmichael, The Singer-Songwriter

A jazz musician equally known for his singing and songwriting, we explore the varied career of Bloomington's own Hoagy Carmichael

April 17, 2015

 

The Jazz Singer-Songwriters

On this show, we take a look at the many songwriters who performed their own songs, including Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, and Nina Simone.

May 2, 2014

 

Like Someone In Love: Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald's lush 1957 ballads album has often been overshadowed by her songbook LPs from the same era.

January 10, 2014

 

Where The Rainbow Hits The Ground: Hoagy Carmichael In Hollywood

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.

February 5, 2010

 

Afterglow Goes To Town

We'll go uptown, downtown and crosstown this week on Afterglow with top-drawer performers of American popular song.

November 27, 2009

 

Moon Country: Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer

"Moon Country" features classic songs written by Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael, performed by Louis Armstrong, Helen Forrest, and others.

November 24, 2007

 

Happy Birthday, Hoagy Carmichael

This week on Afterglow we celebrate the recent birthday of Hoagy Carmichael, with interpretations of Carmichael classics from many performers.

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