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June 15, 2018

 

I Get a Kick: Vices in Popular Song

On this show, we explore the times when songwriters wrote about their vices: drinking, smoking, or even chewing gum.

September 22, 2017

 

Songs Of The Season: Autumn 2017

The leaves are changing from green to red, the air outside is brisk and cool, and that means it’s time to look at autumn songs from the Great American Songbook.

March 24, 2017

 

Songs Of The Season: Spring 2017

"It Might As Well Be Spring," "April In Paris," "Spring Is Here," and other odes to the spring season.

October 21, 2016

 

Oh, So Nice: The Ira Gershwin Songbook

Ira Gershwin was the lyricist behind such standards as "Embraceable You," "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off," and "Long Ago (And Far Away)"

April 1, 2016

 

Kurt Elling and the Music of Coltrane and Hartman

We turn the spotlight on singer Kurt Elling, and his interpretations of the music of John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman

March 24, 2016

 

Songs of the Season: Spring 2016

Afterglow's annual salute to fairer weather, with spring songs sung by June Christy, Blossom Dearie, and Mark Murphy.

September 24, 2015

 

Songs of the Season: Autumn 2015

Afterglow's salute to falling leaves and pumpkin spice with the best autumn songs from the Great American Songbook.

February 27, 2015

 

The Harry Warren Songbook

While Harry Warren's name may have eluded the spotlight, his songs—like "Lullaby of Broadway," "At Last," and "I Only Have Eyes for You"—never did.

October 21, 2014

 

Gerald Wilson And The Singers

Gerald Wilson’s arrangements were always harmonically interesting and punchy, and vocalists loved to work with him.

October 28, 2013

 

Dedicated To You

Popular song, more often than not, is about love—love won, love lost, love in doubt. This week we feature songs about the fulfillment of longed-for love.

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