On this show, we explore the times when songwriters wrote about their vices: drinking, smoking, or even chewing gum.
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.
"It Might As Well Be Spring," "April In Paris," "Spring Is Here," and other odes to the spring season.
Ira Gershwin was the lyricist behind such standards as "Embraceable You," "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off," and "Long Ago (And Far Away)"
We turn the spotlight on singer Kurt Elling, and his interpretations of the music of John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman
Afterglow's annual salute to fairer weather, with spring songs sung by June Christy, Blossom Dearie, and Mark Murphy.
Afterglow's salute to falling leaves and pumpkin spice with the best autumn songs from the Great American 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.
Gerald Wilson’s arrangements were always harmonically interesting and punchy, and vocalists loved to work with him.
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.