Hosted by Mark Chilla, Afterglow explores the stories of vocal jazz and popular song from the Great American Songbook. Ella, Frank, Billie, Duke – Afterglow has them all!
Apr 21st: Tony Bennett’s Early Columbia LPs
This week, we explore the early artistry of the great Tony Bennett, listening to excerpts from the LPs he recorded for Columbia Records in the 1950s and early 1960s.
Apr 28th: Get Happy: Happiness In Popular Song
We’re keeping on the sunny side of the street this week on Afterglow, as we explore some uplifting tunes like “Get Happy,” “I Want To be Happy,” and “Put On A Happy Face.”
Apr 14th: Cool Heat: Anita O’Day in the 50s
This week on Afterglow, we’re celebrating the hip, influential jazz singer Anita O’Day, exploring some of her monumental recordings for Clef and Verve records in the 1950s.
Apr 7th: Over The Rainbow: The Songs of Yip Harburg
E.Y. “Yip” Harburg wrote words to some of the most memorable songs in American culture, including “Over The Rainbow” and “It’s Only A Paper Moon” all while staying true to his beliefs. We’ll explore his catalog this week on Afterglow.
Mar 31st: The Standards by Marvin Gaye
Soul singer Marvin Gaye was a reluctant R&B star. Gaye wanted to be a ballad singer, and he recorded the music of the Great American songbook mostly out of the spotlight for his entire career. On Afterglow this week, we’ll hear his many interpretations of jazz standards.
Mar 24th: Nancy Wilson Remembered
This week, we pay tribute to the great jazz and pop balladeer Nancy Wilson, a singer whose career kicked off in the 1960s with hits like “Guess Who I Saw Today.”
Mar 17th: A Fine Romance: The Dorothy Fields Songbook
This week, for Women’s History Month, we explore the songs of Dorothy Fields, a Tin Pan Alley songwriter whose work stretched from the 1920s through the 1970s. We’ll sample her songbook, including “A Fine Romance,” “I Won’t Dance,” and “The Way You Look Tonight.”