Sunday, 24 September 2017

EP Artwork: Judy Garland Sings Lionel Bart's Maggie May

In August 1964 at a time when The Beatles were changing the course of popular music, Judy Garland entered the famous Abbey Road Studios in London to record a quartet of songs written by Lionel Bart. The numbers were included in the show Maggie May and as Garland was an admirer of Bart's work, she agreed to do the session.

This week's program includes the quirky number, There's Only One Union. There's a certain poignancy about this EP as it contains the last studio recordings Garland ever made (other than a few pre-records for her TV appearances).

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Series 10, Prog 15

Intro: A Little White Ship - Todd Gordon: Love dot com (Stem Label)

Only You - Diane Schuur: Diane Schuur & The Count Basie Orchestra
Dance Only with Me - Blossom Dearie: Blossom Dearie Sings Comden & Green
You’re Not the Only Oyster In the Stew - Fats Waller: Fast Waller Plays and Sings
I Only Have Eyes for You - Carmen McRae: Carmen McRae at Ratso’s (Vol 3)
I Only Wanted a Buddy, Not a Sweetheart - Kay Starr: Jazz Singer
I Only Know - Dinah Washington: Music for a First Love
I’ll Only Miss Her When I Think of Her - Frank Sinatra: My Kind of Broadway
If I Only Had a Heart - Susannah McCorkle: Over the Rainbow/The Songs of E ‘Yip’ Harburg 
I’ve Only Myself to Blame - Joe Williams: A Man Ain’t Supposed to Cry
There’s Only One Union - Judy Garland: Judy Garland Sings Lionel Bart's 'Maggie May' (EP)
I Want to Be Loved (But Only By You) - Sy Oliver & Henry Wells: The Chronological Classics 1945-1949
Only the Lonely - Shirley Horn: Load of Love
Love Is the Only Thing - Aretha Franklin: Aretha with the Ray Bryant Combo
My One and Only - Claire Martin & Richard Rodney Bennett: When Lights Are Low
Only the Very Young - Mel Tormé: That’s All (Bonus Track)
My One and Only Love - Cleo Laine: She’s the Tops!
Only Why No More - Ian Shaw: A Ghost In Every Bar/The Lyrics of Fran Landesman
It’s Only a Paper Moon - Morgana King: Morgana King Sings the Blues

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com (Stem Label)

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Series 10, Prog 14

Intro: A Little White Ship - Todd Gordon: Love dot com (Stem Label)

Stairway to the Stars - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella In Hollywood
Out of This World - Norma Winstone: Somewhere Called Home
Fly Me to the Moon - Tony Bennett: The Singles Collection
Venus Rising - Barb Jungr & Laurence Hobgood: Shelter from the Storm/Songs of Hope for Troubled Times
Space Captain - Barbra Streisand: Barbra Joan Streisand
If - Frank Sinatra: Some Nice Things I’ve Missed
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress - Sheila Jordan: Jazz Child
To Love and be Loved - Todd Gordon: Ballads from the Midnight Hotel
Midnight Sun - Carmen McRae: Live at Century Plaza
Earthbound - Sammy Davis Jr: Single
Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to be a Long, Long Time) - Kate Bush: Single
The Man Who Sold the World - Claire Martin: Time and Place
Star Eyes - Clairdee: Destination Moon

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com (Stem Label)

Saturday, 9 September 2017

LP Artwork: Nat King Cole at The Sands

The list of entertainers who recorded at The Sands hotel in Las Vegas is extensive and includes Nat King Cole's whose only live album was recorded in the famous, star-struck venue.

Series 10, Prog 13


Intro: A Little White Ship - Todd Gordon: Love dot com (Stem Label)

When Did You Leave Heaven - Nancy Wilson: Hollywood My Way
Don’t Ever Leave Me - Margaret Whiting: The Jerome Kern Songbook (Vol 1)
Leaving On a Jet Plane - Peter, Paul & Mary: Album 1700
Leaving Again/In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning - Kurt Elling: Nightmoves
She’s Leaving Home - Claire Martin: Time & Place
Softly, As I Leave You - Frank Sinatra: Softly, As I Leave You
When I Leave the World Behind - Lee Wiley: Back Home Again
You Leave Me Breathless - Nat King Cole: Nat King Cole at The Sands
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover - Dinah Shore: For the Good Times
Leave Me - Jimmy Rushing: Goin’ to Chicago
Love Me or Leave Me - Nina Simone: My Baby Just Cares for Me
I Hope I Never Leave This Place - Lorraine Feather: Attachments
You Can Leave Your Hat On (Demo) - Randy Newman: Sail Away (Bonus Track)
You Can Leave Your Hat On - Joe Cocker: The Best of Joe Cocker
If You Ever Should Leave - Ella Fitzgerald: The Complete Recordings (1935-1939)
Leave My Woman Alone - Ray Charles: Yes Indeed!

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com (Stem Label)

Friday, 1 September 2017

Series 10, Prog 12


Intro: A Little White Ship - Todd Gordon: Love dot com (Stem Label)

Pineapple Pete - Johnny Mercer: Singer-Songwriter
Peel Me a Grape - René Marie: I Wanna Be Evil (With Love to Eartha Kitt)
Best Is Yet To Come - Mark Murphy: A Swingin’, Singin’ Affair
Strange Fruit - Bille Holiday: Lady Sings the Blues
In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree - The Mills Brothers: Golden Greats
Little Green Apples - Nancy Wilson: RSVP 
Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree - The Andrews Sisters: Andrews Sisters In Hi-Fi
Coconut - Harry Nilsson: Nilsson Schmilsson
Forbidden Fruit - Nina Simone: Forbidden Fruit
Underneath the Apple Tree - Carmen McRae: Live at Bubba’s!
Peach Trees - Rufus Wainwright: Want Two
Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries - Judy Garland: Judy
Apples, Peaches and Cherries - Peggy Lee: Songs In an Intimate Style
Come On-a My House - Rosemary Clooney: single
Cherry Pies Ought To Be You - Frank Sinatra & Rosemary Clooney: The Columbia Years (1943-1952)/The Complete Recordings (Vol 11)
Banana Split for My Baby - Louis Prima: single

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com (Stem Label)

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Series 10, Prog 11


Intro: A Little White Ship - Todd Gordon: Love dot com (STEM)

Here, There and Everywhere - Carmen McRae: Just a Little Lovin’
I Love Being Here with You - Ernestine Anderson: Ow! The Concord All Stars
Here We Go Again - Ray Charles: Ray Charles Invites You to Listen
As Though You Were Here - Lee Wiley: Manhattan Nights
Maybe You’ll Be There - Diana Krall: The Look of Love
Love (Your Spell Is Everywhere) - Dean Martin: Cha Cha de Amor
Here I Am In Love Again - Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap: Love Is Here to Stay
Stuff Like That There - Bette Midler: For the Boys
Here Comes the Night - Harry James & His Orchestra: The Complete Harry James & His Orchestra featuring Frank Sinatra
You Are There - Frank Sinatra: The World We Knew 
Wish You Were Here - Peggy Lee: Latin ala Lee
That’s Him Over There - Nina Simone: The Amazing Nina Simone
Here Come The British - Daryl Sherman & Jay Leonhart: Johnny Mercer - A Centennial Tribute
Here I’ll Stay - Sammy Davis Jr: I Gotta Be Me
Here Lies Love - Alice Ricciardi: Comes Love
If You Were There - Sue Raney: When Your Lover Has Gone

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com (STEM)