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November 30, 2018

 

The Ladies of Bethlehem

The Bethlehem Record label was home to some of the best female jazz singers in the 1950s, including Chris Connor, Nina Simone, Betty Roche and more.

November 2, 2018

 

The Lennon-McCartney Songbook

The Fab Four goes jazz, featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and others performing Beatles’ tunes.

October 26, 2018

 

It’s Witchcraft: Songs For A Haunted Halloween

"It's Witchcraft," "Ghosts Of Yesterday," "Haunted Heart," "Skeleton In The Closet," and more haunted songs for Halloween.

June 8, 2018

 

The Mystery Of Irene Higginbotham

Irene Higginbotham (1918–1988) was the songwriter behind such Billie Holiday songs as “Good Morning Heartache” and “No Good Man.”

March 24, 2017

 

Songs Of The Season: Spring 2017

"It Might As Well Be Spring," "April In Paris," "Spring Is Here," and other odes to the spring season.

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."

March 24, 2016

 

Songs of the Season: Spring 2016

Afterglow's annual salute to fairer weather, with spring songs sung by June Christy, Blossom Dearie, and Mark Murphy.

October 7, 2015

 

Live Nina!

We feature Nina Simone, the "High Priestess of Soul," in her most natural element: live on stage at Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, and the Newport Jazz Festival.

April 17, 2015

 

The Jazz Singer-Songwriters

On this show, we take a look at the many songwriters who performed their own songs, including Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, and Nina Simone.

August 3, 2014

 

American Icons: The Singers

Celebrating the legendary singers of American popular song.

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