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March 8, 2019

 

Stormy Monday: Lou Rawls In The 1960s

Lou Rawls’s rich baritone could sing gospel, blues, jazz, and pop, and we’ll explore all of it on this episode.

November 25, 2016

 

The Songs Of Hearth And Home

A collection of songs about the comforts of home life, for Thanksgiving.

September 16, 2016

 

The Standards By Marvin Gaye

R&B star Marvin Gaye recorded jazz standards more-or-less out of the spotlight for his entire career.

December 17, 2015

 

Songs of the Season: Winter

An Afterglow salute to winter weather (without your typical Christmas songs)!

September 4, 2015

 

The King and Queen of Soul Sing Standards

On this show, we'll hear the soulful Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin interpret the Great American Songbook.

April 3, 2015

 

Tributes to the Lady

A look at the many tribute albums created for "Lady Day" Billie Holiday

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