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December 29, 2017

 

Songs Of The Season: Winter 2017

Not all winter songs are about Christmas! This week, we feature songs about the cold, from Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and more.

November 17, 2017

 

Recent Releases 2017, Part 2

Highlights of new records by Gregory Porter, Cécile McLorin Salvant, and Dee Dee Bridgewater.

July 7, 2017

 

Songs Of The Season: Summer 2017

"Summertime," "Heat Wave," "Too Darn Hot," and other summertime songs from the Great American Songbook.

February 17, 2017

 

Good Morning, Heartache: Broken Hearts In Popular Song

Torch songs and other heartbreakers from the Great American Songbook, sung by Billie Holiday, Julie London, and Chet Baker.

December 23, 2016

 

A Very Crooner Christmas

Some classic Christmas songs from some Afterglow favorites

November 11, 2016

 

The Marvelous Billy May

Billy May had some of the most swinging and swaggering pop and jazz arrangements from the 1950s and 1960s.

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)"

August 26, 2016

 

George Shearing And The Singers

George Shearing was the toast of the pop-jazz world in the 1950s, a London-born pianist and blind from birth, who became known for his distinctive style.

June 3, 2016

 

Tributes to Nat King Cole

We explore tribute albums to Nat King Cole, recorded by Oscar Peterson, Diana Krall, Marvin Gaye, and others.

April 29, 2016

 

The Great French Songbook, Part 2

A follow-up to The Great French Songbook, Part 1, looking at more music "dans la mode française."

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