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Archive for Afterglow

December 23, 2016

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A Very Crooner Christmas

Some classic Christmas songs from some Afterglow favorites

December 16, 2016

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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

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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

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The Songs Of Hearth And Home

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

November 18, 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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 9, 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Van Heusen

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

May 13, 2016

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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

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Dick Bishop's 'Afterglow' Farewell

Dick Bishop's final Afterglow episode from January 2005.

April 21, 2016

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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

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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

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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

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The Great French Songbook

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

February 25, 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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