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Doris Day was a pop star and a film star, but on this Afterglow special, I’ll highlight the often overlooked aspect of her career: a jazz singer. W...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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On this Afterglow special, we explore the jazz side of the fab four, with a few jazz versions of Beatles songs, performed by Ella Fitzgerald, Frank...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 28, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Sounds Jewish, Credit: Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Tune into Sunday's “Sounds Jewish” for music to reflect on.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Aug 30, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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On this fall fundraising edition of Afterglow, we look at songs for the fall season, including "Autumn Leaves," "Autumn In New York," and "Septembe...

Bought by Tri States Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 18, 2019
  • Length: 47:00
  • Purchases: 1
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On this fundraising edition of Afterglow, we look at the music of songwriter Harry Warren, known for such diverse songs as "Lullaby of Broadway," "...

Bought by Tri States Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 18, 2019
  • Length: 47:00
  • Purchases: 1
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An Afterglow special perfect for the Fourth of July! We celebrate America by exploring jazz and pop standards from different states, including "Moo...

Bought by WVAS and WAER


  • Added: Jun 15, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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An Afterglow show perfect for Valentine's Day! This week, we're saluting L-O-V-E with love songs from the Great American Songbook sung by Chet Bake...

Bought by Troy Public Radio and Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 12, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Renowned Irish fiddler Tony DeMarco leads a cast of musicians and dancers from "Green Grass to Bluegrass" in a live performance to celebrate the ho...

Bought by WNMU-FM and WBAA


  • Added: Dec 20, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
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An hour-long special highlighting the music of Brazilian jazz singer Astrud Gilberto, known for such songs as "Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Sta...

Bought by KMUW, Prairie Public, and KAZU


  • Added: Jun 06, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Celebrate the Anniversary Release of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Album

  • Added: Jun 02, 2016
  • Length: 53:00
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An in-depth look at the life and music of Anthony Newley. Hosted by Mal Thursday, with special guest Garth Bardsley, author of "Stop the World: The...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2015
  • Length: 01:49:45

  • Added: Oct 23, 2014
  • Length: 28:35
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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort.

  • Added: Sep 28, 2014
  • Length: 01:46
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An Evening With Al Jolson

  • Added: Oct 20, 2013
  • Length: 29:00
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Legendary musicians from New Orleans are featured in this program doing what they do best. This program contains the best of the New Orleans sound ...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, WSLR, WEZU, and Radio New Zealand


  • Added: Aug 22, 2013
  • Length: 55:35
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Mozart's own violin, in its case, Credit: Greg Shea
The violin and viola once owned by Mozart himself speak through the composer's music during the Boston Early Music Festival, thanks to the Salzburg...

Bought by 'The Sea', 'The Sea', WVIA, WDPR, and KTXK


  • Added: Jun 17, 2013
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: "Early Western Swing" 78s on Jazz-O-Rama, Credit: Lorie B. Kellogg
Bob Wills, Bill Boyd and Al Dexter are among the country swing artists who's 78 RPM records are heard on the 26th edition of Joe Bev's Jazz-O-Rama ...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 09, 2013
  • Length: 59:15
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Joe Bev hosts an hour of 1920s New Orleans Jazz 78s., Credit: Lorie B. Kellogg
"Twelfth Street Rag", "New Orleans Stomp" and "Willie the Weeper" are among the 78 RPM records heard on the 19th edition of Joe Bev's Jazz-O-Rama Hour

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, and Radio New Zealand


  • Added: Mar 25, 2013
  • Length: 59:18
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Wolverines with Min Leibrook, sax
In the earliest jazz bands of the 1920s, the baritone and bass saxophones were relegated to the rhythm section, the bass line. But everything bega...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2012
  • Length: 58:53
Caption: Segar Ellis
Ellis was first a jazz pianist and later jazz vocalist who recorded numerous sides with the Dorsey Brothers, Eddie Lang, Joe Venuti, and many other...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2012
  • Length: 58:54
Caption: 1920s dancers
Remember Dick Powell the actor? How about Dick Powell the jazz banjo player? He’s just one of many obscure early jazz performers heard in this pro...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2012
  • Length: 58:55
Caption: London of the 1920s
Jazz Historian Albert McCarthy writes in his book, Big Band Jazz (Exeter Books, NY 1974), “When jazz and dance music began to dominate American pop...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2012
  • Length: 58:57
Caption: Ted Lewis & his ubiquitous silk hat
He has one foot in vaudeville and one foot in jazz, and he was a show unto himself. Ted Lewis was the only popular bandleader who could show up wit...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
Caption: The Mound City Blue Blowers
This segment on the early years of jazz is devoted to the small group session between 1924 and 1930. Oh, yes, we also drift over to 1945.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2012
  • Length: 58:58
Caption: Josephine Baker
Sidney Bechet and Josephine Baker were the most recognizable expatriates on the Parisian seen in the 1920s. If you've seen the movie "Midnight in P...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2012
  • Length: 58:59