On this show, we explore the times when songwriters wrote about their vices: drinking, smoking, or even chewing gum.
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.
We examine the flipside of Valentine's Day—love lost and love never found—performed by Chet Baker, Nina Simone, and Nat King Cole.
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.
Highlighting a 1970s masterpiece from two jazz veterans.
Afterglow takes a tour of America this week with vocal guides Bing Crosby, Anita O'Day, Hoagy Carmichael, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, and more.
Kay Starr is best-known for her 1950s pop-novelty hits “Wheel of Fortune” and “The Rock and Roll Waltz,” but her roots were in the swing era of the 1940s.
Some well-known songs by a little-known lyricist, sung by Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, and others.
Singer Nina Simone took songs of the counterculture and made them her own.
We pay tribute to the arrival of warm weather with music from Nat King Cole, June Christy, Louis Armstrong, Hoagy Carmichael, George Benson and more.