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April 20, 2018

 

Cry Me A River: Tears In Popular Song

Some of the most tearful songs of the Great American Songbook, including “Cry Me A River,” “I Cried For You,” and “Willow Weep For Me.”

December 9, 2016

 

Sing, Sing Sing: Benny Goodman and the Singers

We explore the King Of Swing Mr. Benny Goodman, and the many singers who front his big band, including Helen Forrest, Peggy Lee, and Billie Holiday.

October 20, 2014

 

Let’s Dance

Come dance with us this week on Afterglow--no lessons required!

August 4, 2014

 

Let’s Get Away From It All

Placid destinations and idyllic spells away from home.

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.

January 1, 2010

 

Big Ben: A Ben Webster Centennial Tribute

A tribute to Ben Webster, a tenor saxophonist who had one of the warmest, most identifiable sounds of any 20th-century jazz musician.

September 4, 2009

 

Popular Song On the Picket Lines

A look at "social significance" music from the 1930s and 40s that alluded in humorous, overtly political, or poignant ways to issues and problems of the times.

April 14, 2007

 

The Alec Wilder Songbook

A composer of songs that have achieved status as minor classics in the Great American Songbook canon, Alec Wilder is featured this week on Afterglow.

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