Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Series 11, Prog 11

INSECTS ET CETERA

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

Poor Butterfly - Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington: Francis A & Edward K
Elusive Butterfly - Carmen McRae: Live at Century Plaza
One Note Samba (Samba de Uma Nota Só)/Spanish Flea - Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66
The Spider and the Fly - Fats Waller: Fun with Fats
Feelin’ Good - Lena Horne: Feelin’ Good
La Cucaracha - The Mills Brothers: Say Si Si
Falling In Love Again - Sammy Davis Jr: At The Cocoanut Grove
The Cricket Song - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella at Juan-Les-Pins 
High Hopes - Frank Sinatra: The Capitol Collection
Kissing Bug - June Christy: Ballads for Night People
The Ugly Bug Ball - Burl Ives: Summer Magic (Soundtrack)
Cicada Time - Lorraine Feather: Dooji Wooji
The Time of Your Life - Randy Newman: A Bug’s Life (Soundtrack)
Funkier Than a Mosquito’s Tweeter - Nina Simone: It Is Finished
A Sleepin’ Bee - Mavis Rivers: Mavis
The Love Bug Will Bite You - The Mills Brothers: The Early Mills Brothers
Itsy Bitsy Spider - Carly Simon: Coming Around Again


Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com

The Cicada



Saturday, 6 January 2018

Precious Time

I came across this wonderful photograph, taken by Yves Lorson at the famous Musée d'Orsay in Paris. As Lorenz Hart once wrote, Isn't It Romantic!

It seemed a perfect complement to the theme of this week's program and I am grateful to the photographer for allowing me to post it here.

Series 11, Prog 10

PRECIOUS TIME

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

I’m Havin’ a Good Time - Alberta Hunter: Downhearted Blues/Live at The Cookery
Once Upon a Time - Tony Bennett: Live at The Sahara, Las Vegas
Sleepy Time Gal - Dinah Shore: Dinah Sings, Previn Plays
Anytime- Margaret Whiting: Margaret
Anytime, Any Day, Anywhere - Nat King Cole: Welcome to the Club
‘Round Midnight - Linda Ronstadt & Nelson Riddle: For Sentimental Reasons
From Time to Time - Mark Murphy: A Swingin’, Singin’ Affair
By the Time I Get to Phoenix - Frank Sinatra: Cycles
I’d Like to Hear It Sometime - Lena Horne: Soul
Bidin’ My Time - Johnny Hartman: Boston Concerts 1976
Seems Like Old Times - The Four Freshmen: Freshmen Favourites
Time After Time - Sarah Vaughan: Sassy Swings The Tivoli
Night Time Is the Right Time - Big Joe Turner & Count Basie: The Bosses
A Time for Love - Morgana King: Gemini Changes
As Time Goes By - Jimmy Durante: Jimmy Durante’s Way of Life
Just In Time - Carmen McRae: Something Wonderful
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Dick Haymes: Dick Haymes Comes Home! (Live at The Cocoanut Grove)

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Series 11, Prog 9


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

Happy New Year - Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson: Double Exposure
One the Very First Day - Bing Crosby: Seasons
This Year’s Kisses - Nina Simone: Let It All Out
Still Crazy After All These Years - Ray Charles: My World
Through the Years - Ready, Willing & Mabel: A Cocktail for the Ears
This Time of Year - June Christy: This Time of Year
Ten Years of Tears - Cannonball Adderley & Ernie Andrews: Live Session!
Ten Good Years - Nancy Wilson: The Nancy Wilson Show!
The September of My Years - Frank Sinatra: September of My Years
New Year’s Eve Song - Patricia Barber: The Cole Porter Mix
It Was a Very Good Year - Lou Rawls: Soulin’
The Hungry Years - Peggy Lee: Peggy Lee Live In London 
A Hundred Years from Today - June Christy Recalls Those Kenton Days
The Impatient Years - Frank Sinatra: Our Town (EP)
Bringing In a Brand New Year - Clairdee (with Brenda Boykin & Nicolas Bearde): This Christmas

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com 

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Series 11, Prog 8

FESTIVE FRANK! SEASONAL SINATRA!
Intro: A Little White Ship - Todd Gordon: Love dot com

Jingle Bells - Frank Sinatra: A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra
An Old Fashioned Christmas - Frank Sinatra: 12 Songs of Christmas
White Christmas - Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby: The Christmas Collection
Christmas Mem’ries - Frank Sinatra: single
The First Noel - Frank Sinatra: A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra
I’ll Be Home for Christmas - Frank Sinatra: A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra
Christmas Dreaming - Christmas Songs by Sinatra
Whatever Happened to Christmas? - Frank Sinatra: The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas
I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm - Frank Sinatra: Ring-a-Ding, Ding!
Moonlight In Vermont - Frank Sinatra: Come Fly with Me
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Frank Sinatra: Frank Sinatra In Hollywood (1958-1964)
Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town - Frank Sinatra: The Columbia Years (1943-1952)
The Christmas Song - Frank Sinatra: A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra
I Wouldn’t Trade Christmas - Frank, Nancy, Frank Jr & Tina Sinatra: The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas
The Christmas Waltz - Frank Sinatra: The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas
We Wish You the Merriest - Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby: 12 Songs of Christmas
Silent Night - Frank Sinatra: The Christmas Collection

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Saturday, 16 December 2017

Series 11, Prog 7

GETTING INTO THE FESTIVE MOOD…

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

The Christmas Song - Mel Tormé: My Kind of Music
Happy Holiday/The Holiday Season - Andy Williams: The Andy Williams Christmas Album
The Secret of Christmas - Ella Fitzgerald: Jukebox Ella
Christmas Is - Lou Rawls: Ho! Ho! Ho!
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Chanticleer: Let It Snow
The Christmas Waltz (Awayteam Remix) - Nancy Wilson: Merry Mixmas (Christmas Classics Remix)
White Christmas - Tony Bennett & Dexter Gordon: Bennett/Berlin
Love Never Fails - Janet Seidel: Hooray for Christmas
Christmas Glow Worm - Johnny Mercer: Capitol Sings Johnny Mercer
Blue Christmas - Harry Connick Jr: Harry for the Holidays
Christmas Time Is Here - Diana Krall: Christmas Songs
Merry Christmas, Baby - B B King: Yule Be Miserable
Winter Wonderland - Clairdee: This Christmas
Jingle Bells - Lena Horne: Merry from Lena
Getting Ready for Christmas Day - Paul Simon: Single
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Todd Gordon: Single

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


Series 11, Prog 6

RAINBOW COLLECTION

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

Over the Rainbow - Janet Seidel: The Art of Lounge (Vol 3)
There’s a Rainbow ‘Round My Shoulder - Bobby Darin: Oh! Look at Me Now
Look for the Rainbow - Astrud Gilberto: Look for the Rainbow
A Ride On a Rainbow - Lena Horne: Lena Horne at The Sands
I’m Always Chasing Rainbows - Harry Nilsson: As Time Goes By (The Complete Schmilsson In the Night)
Sing a Rainbow - Peggy Lee: Pete Kelly’s Blues (Soundtrack)
Make Me Rainbows - Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie: A Perfect Match (Ella & Basie, Montreux ’79)
Over the Rainbow - Ella Fitzgerald: The Harold Arlen Song Book
Moon River - The Four Freshmen: In Person (Vol 2)
Where Is the Rainbow - Estelle Kokot: Information
What a Wonderful World - Tony Bennett & k d lang: A Wonderful World
You Can Sing a Rainbow - Nina Simone: Folksy Nina
This Is All I Ask - Carmen McRae: Live at Sugar Hill, San Francisco
Marie - Randy Newman: Good Old Boys
I’ve Got the World On a String - Frank Sinatra: This Is Sinatra
Over the Rainbow - Judy Garland: Judy at Carnegie Hall 

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com