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April 6, 2018

 

Literary Figures In Popular Song

Authors like Truman Capote, Langston Hughes, Ogden Nash, and Kazuo Ishiguro, and their contributions to the world of jazz and popular song.

December 29, 2017

 

Songs Of The Season: Winter 2017

Not all winter songs are about Christmas! This week, we feature songs about the cold, from Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and more.

December 1, 2017

 

The Cool Jazz Of Jeri Southern

On this show, the warm, intimate moods of torch song vocalist Jeri Southern

May 19, 2017

 

Peggy Lee, The Singer-Songwriter

Miss Peggy Lee was one of the biggest singing stars of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, and she also wrote many of her popular tunes.

December 23, 2016

 

A Very Crooner Christmas

Some classic Christmas songs from some Afterglow favorites

December 9, 2016

 

Sing, Sing Sing: Benny Goodman and the Singers

We explore the King Of Swing Mr. Benny Goodman, and the many singers who front his big band, including Helen Forrest, Peggy Lee, and Billie Holiday.

November 11, 2016

 

The Marvelous Billy May

Billy May had some of the most swinging and swaggering pop and jazz arrangements from the 1950s and 1960s.

October 28, 2016

 

It’s Witchcraft: Songs For A Haunted Holiday

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

October 21, 2016

 

Oh, So Nice: The Ira Gershwin Songbook

Ira Gershwin was the lyricist behind such standards as "Embraceable You," "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off," and "Long Ago (And Far Away)"

August 26, 2016

 

George Shearing And The Singers

George Shearing was the toast of the pop-jazz world in the 1950s, a London-born pianist and blind from birth, who became known for his distinctive style.

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