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Archive for Afterglow

December 29, 2017

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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 15, 2017

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Sibling Harmony

A look at the family vocal group in American popular song, from the Boswell Sisters and Andrews Sisters, to the Beach Boys and Everly Brothers.

December 1, 2017

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The Cool Jazz Of Jeri Southern

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

November 17, 2017

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Recent Releases 2017, Part 2

Highlights of new records by Gregory Porter, Cécile McLorin Salvant, and Dee Dee Bridgewater.

October 27, 2017

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Italian-American Crooners

Italian-American Crooners, like Sinatra, Martin, Como, and Bennett, shaped the landscape of popular song in the 1940s and 50s.

October 13, 2017

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The Music Of Tierney Sutton

This week, we feature an interview with Grammy-nominated jazz singer Tierney Sutton.

September 22, 2017

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Songs Of The Season: Autumn 2017

The leaves are changing from green to red, the air outside is brisk and cool, and that means it’s time to look at autumn songs from the Great American Songbook.

September 15, 2017

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Miss D On Mercury

A look at singer Dinah Washington, and her years recording for the Mercury record label in the 1940s and 50s.

August 25, 2017

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Round Midnight: Songs For The Evening

"You And The Night And The Music," "Night And Day," "Midnight Sun," and more songs for nighttime people on this episode of Afterglow.

August 18, 2017

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Full Moon And Empty Arms: Classical Melodies In Popular Song

We explore the classical music origins of jazz and pop standards like “Baubles, Bangles, and Beads,” “Lover, Come Back To Me,” and “Full Moon and Empty Arms.”

July 21, 2017

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The Jerome Kern Songbook

"The Way You Look Tonight," "They Didn't Believe Me," "All The Things You Are," "Ol' Man River," and more memorable tunes from the pen of Jerome Kern.

July 7, 2017

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Songs Of The Season: Summer 2017

"Summertime," "Heat Wave," "Too Darn Hot," and other summertime songs from the Great American Songbook.

June 30, 2017

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Lena Horne: The Lady And Her Music

Lena Horne (1917–2010) had close working relationships with composers like Harold Arlen and Billy Strayhorn.

June 23, 2017

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Dave Lambert Centennial

We celebrate the centennial of a cult figure in the world of vocal jazz, bop singer and arranger Dave Lambert.

June 16, 2017

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Recent Releases 2017, Part 1

A look at new releases by Diana Krall, Jazzmeia Horn, and Chris Thile.

May 26, 2017

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Mel Tormé, The Singer-Songwriter

"Born To Be Blue," "A Stranger In Town," "Welcome To The Club" and other songs written and performed by Mel Tormé.

May 12, 2017

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Johnny Mercer, The Singer-Songwriter

"Blues In The Night," "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive," and many others written and performed by Johnny Mercer.

May 5, 2017

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Hoagy Carmichael, The Singer-Songwriter

A jazz musician equally known for his singing and songwriting, we explore the varied career of Bloomington's own Hoagy Carmichael

April 28, 2017

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Ella Fitzgerald On Verve

In honor of Ella Fitzgerald's centennial on April 25, 2017, we look at the singer's work for Verve records, where she recorded her famous songbook series.

March 24, 2017

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Songs Of The Season: Spring 2017

"It Might As Well Be Spring," "April In Paris," "Spring Is Here," and other odes to the spring season.

March 17, 2017

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Voices On The Air: Bing & Frank

This week, we highlight the radio broadcasts of two superstars: Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.

March 10, 2017

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Detroit's Jazz Songbirds

Singers like Betty Carter, Sheila Jordan, and Della Reese can all trace their roots to Detroit's jazz scene.

February 24, 2017

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Put Down The Horn: Jazz's Unlikely Singers

The part-time jazz vocalists, including trumpeter Chet Baker, drummer Buddy Rich, and clarinetist Benny Goodman.

February 17, 2017

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Good Morning, Heartache: Broken Hearts In Popular Song

Torch songs and other heartbreakers from the Great American Songbook, sung by Billie Holiday, Julie London, and Chet Baker.

February 10, 2017

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Grammy Award Preview 2017

Some of the nominees for best Jazz Vocal and best Traditional Pop album for the 2017 Grammy Awards.

January 27, 2017

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Lost In The Stars: The Kurt Weill Songbook

We explore the songs of German composer Kurt Weill, including "Mack The Knife," "September Song," and "Speak Low."

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