Saturday, 17 February 2018

LP Artwork: Rosie Solves the Swinging' Riddle! / Rosemary Clooney & Nelson Riddle

Ace arranger Nelson Riddle became rather jaded with all the plays on his surname when it came to album titles. This one, along with the contrived artwork, perhaps takes the biscuit!

Friday, 16 February 2018

Series 11, Prog 16


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

I Want to be Happy - Cleo Laine: All About Me
Let Me Sing and I’m Happy -  Al Jolson: The Complete Radio Duets
Put On a Happy Face - Ann Burton: Remember 1966-1988
Sometimes I’m Happy - Alberta Hunter: Downhearted Blues - Live At The Cookery
I Whistle a Happy Tune - Frank Sinatra: Sinatra Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein
Love’s Been Good to Me - Frank Sinatra: A Man Alone
This Happy Madness (Estrada Branca) - Frank Sinatra: Sinatra and Company
Two Shots Of Happy, One Shot Of Sad - Nancy Sinatra: Nancy Sinatra
Walking Happy - Frank Sinatra Jr: That Face
You’ve Made Me So Very Happy - Nancy Wilson: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Stay with the Happy People - Bing Crosby & Ella Fitzgerald: Swingin' With Bing: Bing Crosby's Lost Radio Performances [Disc 3]
You're Making The Wrong Guy Happy - The Mills Brothers: single
Singing’ In the Rain - Lena Horne: Lena In Hollywood
Oh, How Happy - Billy Eckstine: Motown Years
Sunrise, Sunset - Bing Crosby & Count Basie: Bing ’n Basie
How Am I to Know - Rosemary Clooney: Rosie Solves the Swingin’ Riddle!
Make Someone Happy - Jimmy Durante: Jimmy Durante’s Way of Life
Back In Your Own Backyard - Billie Holiday: The Real Billie Holiday
Oh, Happy Day - Edwin Hawkins Singers: single

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com 

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Ella (and Duke) all over the world: coming and going...

Series 11, Prog 15


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

And the Angels Sing - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella In Hamburg
Witchcraft - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Returns to Berlin
Sophisticated Lady - Ella In Rome: The 40th Birthday Concert
Take the ‘A’ Train - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella In Japan
They Can’t Take That Away from Me - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella In London
The Man I Love - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella In Berlin
L-O-V-E - Ella Fitzgerald: Jazz at The Santa Monica Civic ’72
Let’s Do It - Ella Fitzgerald: The Stockholm Concert
Tenderly - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella In Newport
Ain’t Misbehavin’ - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella In Edinburgh
Stairway to the Stars - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella In Hollywood
Shiny Stockings - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella at Juan Les Pins
People - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella In Budapest
Mack the Knife - Ella Fitzgerald: Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald Côte d'Azur Concerts [Disc 5]

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com 

Friday, 2 February 2018

Series 11, Prog 14


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

Come Dance with Me! - Shirley Horn: Shirley Horn with Horns
Cha Cha Cha d'Amor - Dean Martin: Cha Cha Cha d'Amor
Dream Dancing - Mel Tormé & George Shearing: An Evening at Charlie's
Just Another Rhumba - Ella Fitzgerald: The George & Ira Gershwin Songbook
Change Partners - Fred Astaire: Mr Top Hat
Dancing on the Ceiling - The Supremes: The Supremes Sing Rodgers & Hart
I Won't Dance - Blossom Dearie: Blossom Dearie
Something Makes Me Want to Dance with You - Nat King Cole: Let's Face the Music
I Could Have Danced All Night - Peggy Lee: Latin Ala Lee
Ten Cents a Dance - Anita O'Day: Anita O'Day & Billy May Swing Rodgers & Hart
Shall We Dance - Norma Winstone: Manhattan in the Rain
It's a Raggy Waltz - Dave Brubeck & Carmen McRae: single
Ballin' the Jack - Sammy Davis Jr: Salutes the Stars of the London Palladium
The Continental - Rosemary Clooney: Dedicated to Nelson
Everybody's Twistin' - Frank Sinatra: single
Cheek to Cheek - Claire Martin: Secret Love
The Last Dance/Dancing in the Dark - Tierney Sutton: Dancing in the Dark

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Series 11, Prog 13


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

Somewhere Along the Way - Nat King Cole: Top Pops
There Must Be a Way - Dinah Washington: Dinah ’63
You Came a Long Way from St Louis - Perry Como: Como Swings
Don’t Be That Way - Ella Fitzgerald: Greatest Jazz Concert In The World [Disc 3]
The Way We Were - Johnny Hartman: Boston Concert 1976 [Disc 1]
The Way You Look Tonight - Cassandra Wilson: Coming Forth by Day
Don’cha Go ‘Way Mad - Harry James & The Skylighters: More Harry James In Hi-Fi
All the Way - Jimmy Scott: All the Way
You Showed Me the Way - Helen O’Connell: Here’s Helen
All the Way Home - Frank Sinatra: Reprise Studio Recordings [Disc 20]
Ain’t No Way - Aretha Franklin: single
I Never Felt This Way Before - Carmen McRae: Live at Umbria Jazz
That’s the Way Love Is - Bobby Darin: That’s All
Stayin’ Is the Only Way to Go - Erin Dickins: Nice Girls
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans - Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong: Bing & Satchmo

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com

Friday, 19 January 2018

Series 11, Prog 12


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

I’m Just Wild About Harry - Peggy Lee: I Like Men!
Paddlin' Madelin' Home/Row, Row, Row - Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer: Two of a Kind
When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob Bobbin' Along - Eydie Gormé: Eydie Gormé Vamps the Roaring 20’s
A Little Street Where Old Friends Meet - Tony Bennett: Unplugged
Just Like a Butterfly (That's Caught In The Rain) - Diana Krall: Glad Rag Doll
Side By Side - Ray Charles & Betty Carter: Ray Charles & Betty Carter
Hustlin' and Bustlin' for Baby - Adrian Rollini Orchestra & Joey Nash (aka Bell Boys of Broadway): 78rpm single
(Ho Ho Ha Ha) Me Too - Kay Starr: Jazz Singer
When You've Got a Little Springtime In Your Heart - Al Bowlly with Ray Noble & His Orchestra: 78rpm single
I'll Never Say Never Again - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra with Helen Ward: 78rpm single
Try a Little Tenderness - CarmenMcRae: Carmen McRae at Ratso’s (Vol 3)
River, Stay 'Way From My Door - Paul Robeson: The Glorious Voice of Paul Robeson
River, Stay 'Way From My Door - Frank Sinatra: All the Way
We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye - Diana Krall: Glad Rag Doll
I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover - Wayne Newton: Red Roses for a Blue Lady
(What Did I Do To Be So) Black and Blue - Louis Armstrong: Satch Plays Fats
When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain - Kate Smith: The Kate Smith Anniversary Album
When Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful - Fats Waller: 78rpm single
What a Little Moonlight Can Do - Billie Holiday: Bille Holiday

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com

Harry MacGregor Woods (Nov 4, 1896 - Jan 14, 1970)