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Archive for Afterglow

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 15, 2017

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

The Cool Jazz Of Jeri Southern

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

November 17, 2017

Recent Releases 2017, Part 2

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

October 27, 2017

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

The Music Of Tierney Sutton

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

September 22, 2017

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

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

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

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 28, 2017

The Chairman: Reprise Records' Early Years

Reprise Records was Frank Sinatra's own label, and it turned the singer into a record executive.

July 21, 2017

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

Songs Of The Season: Summer 2017

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

June 30, 2017

Lena Horne Centennial

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

June 23, 2017

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

Recent Releases 2017, Part 1

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

May 26, 2017

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

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

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

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.

April 21, 2017

Ella Fitzgerald On Decca

The early years of Ella Fitzgerald, as she established herself as one of the greatest big band vocalists and jazz singers of all time.

March 24, 2017

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

Voices On The Air: Bing & Frank

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

March 10, 2017

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

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

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

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

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."

January 6, 2017

Mose Allison: The Jazz Sage

We remember the jazz sage from Tippo, Mississippi Mose Allison (1927–2016).

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