In 1958, a 39-year-old Nat King Cole had the most remarkable year, recording over 100 songs.
Singer and television personality Dinah Shore was America’s Sweetheart during World War II, and stayed in the spotlight for several decades after the war.
This week, we explore the 10-year partnership between singer Nat King Cole and arranger Nelson Riddle. They produced such standards as “Unforgettable” and “Mona Lisa.”
Highlights of new records by Gregory Porter, Cécile McLorin Salvant, and Dee Dee Bridgewater.
Reprise Records was Frank Sinatra's own label, and it turned the singer into a record executive.
Natalie Cole (1950–2015) was a rare artist who successfully transformed herself from an R&B star into a jazz star, after following in her father’s footsteps.
This week on Afterglow, our spotlight is on four groundbreaking albums that changed the career of Frank Sinatra in the mid-1950s.
This week on Afterglow we’ll feature a recent collection of Judy Garland’s late-1950s and early-1960s Capitol albums. Though Garland has sometimes been branded as a showbiz belter, we’ll be highlighting some of the torch ballads that she recorded for Capitol with arrangers like Gordon Jenkins and Nelson Riddle.
This week on Afterglow we’ll feature music from a prolific and rewarding period for Nat King Cole, when he produced seven albums.