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October 28, 2013

 

Dedicated To You

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.

April 5, 2013

 

Cassandra Wilson’s Closer To You: The Pop Side

Building the modern pop-rock American songbook: Cassandra Wilson sings the Monkees, Neil Young, and more.

August 15, 2011

 

The Jimmy Webb Songbook

A tribute to the songwriter featuring interpretations of his music from Frank Sinatra, Dusty Springfield, Johnny Rivers, Nina Simone, and more.

July 11, 2011

 

Nina Simone Sings Songs Of The 1960s

Singer Nina Simone took songs of the counterculture and made them her own.

September 21, 2010

 

Duet: Doris Day and Andre Previn

Doris Day is a celebrated American movie icon—but there’s much more to her legacy than PILLOW TALK.

April 9, 2010

 

Songs of the Season: Spring

Afterglow bursts into early-April bloom this week with odes to the spring both happy and sad from Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Glenn Miller and more.

December 8, 2007

 

Kenton ’56

This week on Afterglow we’ll feature one of the more swinging Stan Kenton units, his 1956 “Contemporary Concepts” orchestra.

November 24, 2007

 

Happy Birthday, Hoagy Carmichael

This week on Afterglow we celebrate the recent birthday of Hoagy Carmichael, with interpretations of Carmichael classics from many performers.

October 27, 2007

 

Ghost of a Song: Otherworldy Songs For Halloween

This week on Afterglow it's “Ghost of a Song,” a program of otherworldly songs in honor of the upcoming Halloween holiday.

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.

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