Yip Harburg was a lyricist who grew up poor on the Lower East Side of New York City to write about rainbows, paper moons, Aprils in Paris, and much more.
Full of love, trusting, broken, or otherwise, hearts figure in all of this week's songs.
Afterglow pays a Christmas call this week, bearing musical presents from Bing Crosby, Lou Rawls, Nancy Wilson, and other carolers of American popular song.
In 1949 Nat King Cole took his popular trio and a bongo player into Carnegie Hall for a swinging concert of hits and bop and Latin-influenced tunes.
Gordon Jenkins was renowned as an arranger, but he also wrote some hit songs. We'll hear them done by Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Billie Holiday and more.
Batter up! Take to the diamond with Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Dave Frishberg, and a host of other performers as Afterglow swings for the fences.
Love songs progressing from discovery and longing to settled intimacy.
“The Fireside Afterglow” has a laid-back seasonal theme with music that evokes love, reflection, peace, and the warm moods of winter.
"Moon Country" features classic songs written by Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael, performed by Louis Armstrong, Helen Forrest, and others.
A centennial celebration of the lyricist who wrote "Moon River" and many other standards, featuring an interview with Afterglow founding host Dick Bishop.