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March 22, 2019

 

Nat King Cole Centennial: Cole’s Remarkable 1958

In 1958, a 39-year-old Nat King Cole had the most remarkable year, recording over 100 songs.

December 28, 2018

 

Dinah Shore, The Dreamer

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.

September 27, 2018

 

Nat & Nelson

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.”

November 17, 2017

 

Recent Releases 2017, Part 2

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

July 28, 2017

 

The Chairman: Reprise Records’ Early Years

Reprise Records was Frank Sinatra's own label, and it turned the singer into a record executive.

February 25, 2016

 

Unforgettable: A Tribute to Natalie Cole (1950–2015)

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.

July 3, 2015

 

The Voice Grows Up: Sinatra’s Early Capitol Concept Albums

This week on Afterglow, our spotlight is on four groundbreaking albums that changed the career of Frank Sinatra in the mid-1950s.

June 9, 2007

 

Judy Garland on Capitol

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.

September 9, 2006

 

Stardust: Nat King Cole On Capitol, 1955-59

This week on Afterglow we’ll feature music from a prolific and rewarding period for Nat King Cole, when he produced seven albums.

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