Saturday, 8 August 2020

Series 18, Prog 1

TWO AT A TIME

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

Love Me - Billy Eckstine: Single
With Every Breath I Take - Billy Eckstine: Once More with Feeling
Sentimental Journey - Dinah Shore: Yes, Indeed!
The Man I Love - Dinah Shore: Dinah Sings, Previn Plays
Less Than a Second - Lena Horne: Feelin' Good
Paradise - Lena on the Blue Side
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? - Bing Crosby: American Songs During The Great Depression
Gonna Build a Mountain - Bing Crosby & Count Basie: Bing 'n Basie
Unforgettable - Aretha Franklin: Unforgettable (A Tribute to Dinah Washington)
I Told You So - Aretha Franklin: The Electrifying Aretha Franklin
Memphis in June - Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers: His Greatest
Pineapple Pete - Johnny Mercer: Singer/Songwriter
One for My Baby - Lou Rawls: You're Good for Me
So Hard to Laugh, So Easy to Cry - Lou Rawls: Soulin'
Darktown Strutters Ball - Alberta Hunter: Amtrak Blues
I'm Havin' a Good Time - Alberta Hunter: Amtrak Blues

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com










































Photo: Kristina Paukshtite

Friday, 7 August 2020

Series 17, Prog 20

FRENCH CONNECTIONS

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

You Go to My Head (Vous M'Eblouissez) - Helen Merrill: You've Got A Date with The Blues
I Love Paris - Long John Baldry: Looking at Long John B
Milord - Edith Piaf: single
La Vie en Rose - Tony Bennett & k d lang: A Wonderful World
The Good Life - Shirley Horn: Shirley Horn with Horns
The Summer Knows - Frank Sinatra: Some Nice Things I've Missed
I Will Wait for You - Lena Horne & Michel Legrand: Lena & Michel
What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life - James Tormé: Love for Sale
Autumn Leaves - Mel Tormé: At The Crescendo
Give Him the Ooh-La-La - Blossom Dearie: Give Him the Ooh-La-La
The Last Time I Saw Paris - The Four Freshmen: Four Freshmen and Five Trombones
C'es Si Bon - René Marie: I Wanna Be Evil (With Love to Eartha Kitt)
C'est Magnifique - Patricia Barber: The Cole Porter Mix
Summer Me, Winter Me - Sarah Vaughan: Sarah Vaughan with Michel Legrand
The Windmills of Your Mind - Mark Murphy: North Sea Jazz Sessions (Vol 5)
Watch What Happens - Peggy Lee: Big Spender

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Series 17, Prog 19

FRUITY!

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

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

Photo: Ian Turnell

Monday, 20 July 2020

Series 17, Prog 18

WEATHER FORECAST

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

On the Sunny Side of the Street - Keely Smith: Politely
Gone with the Wind - Ella Fitzgerald: Live from The Cave Supper Club, Vancouver
Winter Weather - Joe Williams & Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison: Together
Isn’t This a Lovely Day - Billie Holiday: Music for Torching
Here’s That Rainy Day (Koop Remix) - Astrud Gilberto: Verve Remixed 2
Stormy Weather - Etta James: At Last!
Summer Wind - Todd Gordon & Royal Air Force Squadronaires: Evergreen
Come Rain or Come Shine - Judy Garland: Judy at Carnegie Hall
Hello Sunshine - Aretha Franklin: Aretha Now
Rainin’ - Bobby Darin: single 
Heat Wave - Ernestine Anderson: The Toast of the Nation’s Critics
Here Comes the Sun - Nina Simone: Here Comes the Sun
Cool Breeze Woman - Jimmy Rushing & Ada Moore: Cat Meets Chick
Snow - Patricia Barber: The Cole Porter Mix
Nice Weather for Ducks - Irene Kral: Just For Now
Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks: Face to Face

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com

Photo: Sid Ali

Thursday, 9 July 2020

Series 17, Prog 17

SING A RAINBOW

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

Sing a Rainbow - Peggy Lee: Is That All There Is?
Blue Skies - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook
Cherry Red - Big Joe Turner: Boss of the Blues
Deep Purple - Janet Seidel: Moon of Manakoola
Orange Colored Sky - Nat King Cole: Nat King Cole Sings the Blues
I Used to Be Color Blind - Anite O’Day: Pick Yourself Up
Yellow Days - Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington: Francis A & Edward K
Colours Ran - Cleo Laine: Born On a Friday
The Moon Was Yellow - Mel Tormé: Swingin’ On the Moon
Gold Brazilian Sun - The Hi-Lo’s: The Hi-Lo’s Happen to Bossa Nova
Blue Turning Grey Over You - Maxine Sullivan: A Tribute to Andy Razaf
Pink Champagne - Jimmy Witherspoon: Hey, Mrs Jones
Bein’ Green - Mark Murphy: Once To Every Heart
Red Top - King Pleasure & Betty Carter: King Pleasure Sings
When the Wind Was Green - Eydie Gormé: Love Is a Season
Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Old Oak Tree - Bing Crosby: single
I’m Painting the Town Red - Carmen McRae: For Lady Day (Vol 2)

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Thursday, 2 July 2020

Series 17, Prog 16

ANIMAL CRACKERS!

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

Talk to the Animals - Sammy Davis Jr: Dr Doolittle
Alley Cat Song - Peggy Lee: I'm a Woman
White Horses - Dean & Britta: Back Numbers
Swinging On a Star - Mark Murphy: Playing the Field
Let's Do It - Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington Orchestra: Côte d'Azur Concerts (Disc 6)
Underneath the Apple Tree - Carmen McRae: Live at Bubba's
Bye Bye Blackbird - Esther Phillips: Confessin' The Blues
Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear - Randy Newman: Sail Away
Taking a Chance On Love - Frank Sinatra: Swing Easy
Gimme a Pigfoot - Teresa Brewer & Count Basie: The Songs of Bessie Smith
Lonesome Polecat - Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer: Two of a Kind
Professor Hauptmann's Performing Dogs - Peggy Lee: Mirrors
I'm Gonna Go Fishin' - Mel Tormé: I Dig the Count, I Dig the Duke
At the Zoo - Simon & Garfunkel: Bookends
In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening - Todd Gordon: Moon River to the Days of Wine and Roses/The Genius of Johnny Mercer
Blackbird - Sarah Vaughan: Songs of The Beatles

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com

Photo: Julian Kirschner

Saturday, 27 June 2020

Series 17, Prog 15

YOU DON’T WRITE, YOU DON’T PHONE!

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

Gonna Buy Me a Telephone - Helen Humes: Today I Sing the Blues
Telephone Suite - Estelle Kokot: Information
I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter - Nay King Cole: Let’s Face the Music and Dance!
Love Is Here to Stay - Billie Holiday: Songs for Distingue Lovers
Letter from a Dead Soldier - Ian Shaw: Lifejacket
Love Letters - Patti Austin: The Real Me
Wichita Lineman - Barb Jungr: single
PS I Love You - Frank Sinatra: Close to You
I Just Called to Say I Love You - Diane Schuur (with Herbie Hancock): Friends for Schuur
The Obscene Phonecall - Dory Previn: Dory Previn
All Alone - Sarah Vaughan: Sassy Swings Again
All Alone - Frank Sinatra: All Alone
Telephone Line - ELO: A New World Record
A Letter for Anna Lee - Carmen McRae: Carmen McRae at Ratso’s (Vol 1) 

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com