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Archive for Afterglow

December 23, 2016

A Very Crooner Christmas

Some classic Christmas songs from some Afterglow favorites

December 16, 2016

Storyville Sweathearts: Lee Wiley, Teddi King, and Barbara Lea

Lee Wiley, Teddi King, and Barbara Lea all had connections to famed jazz impresario George Wein and his Boston nightclub Storyville

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 25, 2016

The Songs Of Hearth And Home

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

November 18, 2016

Recent Releases for 2016, Part 2

Afterglow rounds up the best new releases in vocal jazz, including new albums by Kurt Elling, Madeleine Peyroux, Tierney Sutton, and Norah Jones.

November 11, 2016

The Marvelous Billy May

We celebrate the centennial of one of the most swinging and swaggering arrangers from the 1950s and 1960s.

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)"

September 23, 2016

The Songs And Sounds Of Matt Dennis

Matt Dennis composed many of the standards from Sinatra's early career, including "Violets For Your Furs" and "Everything Happens To Me."

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.

September 9, 2016

Dick Haymes: Sinatra's Shadow

A centennial celebration of wartime balladeer Dick Haymes, whose career strangely followed in the footsteps of Frank Sinatra’s.

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.

July 15, 2016

The World Of Allen Toussaint

A look at the 55-year career of songwriter, producer, performer, and ambassador to New Orleans music Allen Toussaint.

July 8, 2016

The Lesser-Known Motown

The Elgins, Brenda Holloway, Eddie Holland, and other also-rans from Hitsville, U.S.A. will be highlighted.

June 24, 2016

Recent Releases for 2016, Part 1

A roundup of recent releases in vocal jazz and traditional pop, including new albums by Gregory Porter, Esperanza Spalding, and Willie Nelson.

June 3, 2016

Tributes to Nat King Cole

We explore tribute albums to Nat King Cole, recorded by Oscar Peterson, Diana Krall, Marvin Gaye, and others.

May 27, 2016

Burt Bacharach and The Brill Building

On this show, we look at the sophisticated songwriting talent of Burt Bacharach, and salute his fellow songwriters and singers from New York's Brill Building.

May 20, 2016

Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Van Heusen

We explore the 40 year partnership between songwriter Jimmy Van Heusen and singer Frank Sinatra.

May 13, 2016

The Singers 'In The Land Of Hi-Fi'

EmArcy Records released a series of jazz albums in the mid 1950s all bearing the title "In The Land of Hi-Fi"

May 13, 2016

Dick Bishop's 'Afterglow' Farewell

Dick Bishop's final Afterglow episode from January 2005.

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."

April 21, 2016

Louis Jordan and Sister Rosetta Tharpe

We look at two jazz and R&B masters who laid down the foundation for rock and roll: Louis Jordan and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

April 1, 2016

Kurt Elling and the Music of Coltrane and Hartman

We turn the spotlight on singer Kurt Elling, and his interpretations of the music of John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman

March 24, 2016

Songs of the Season: Spring 2016

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

March 18, 2016

The Great French Songbook

French songs, French singers, and songs about Paris in this edition of Afterglow.

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, following in her father’s footsteps.

February 12, 2016

Let’s Fall In Love: Love Songs From The Great American Songbook

For Valentine's Day, an Afterglow salute to some of the best love songs from the Great American Songbook

February 5, 2016

Grammy Award Preview 2016

A preview of jazz vocal nominees for the 2016 Grammy Awards, including Karrin Allyson, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Tony Bennett, and Jamison Ross.

January 29, 2016

Beverly Kenney: Born To Be Blue

We examine the intelligent, seductive and melancholic style of singer Beverly Kenney, as we chronicle her tragically short career.

January 22, 2016

Tribute to Mark Murphy

We pay tribute to singer Mark Murphy (1932–2015), chronicling his wide-ranging 60-year career in the world of vocal jazz.

January 15, 2016

Pete Rugolo And The Singers

In honor of the centennial of arranger Pete Rugolo, we'll feature his progressive arrangements for Nat King Cole, June Christy, and others.

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