Friday, 3 April 2020

Series 17, Prog 3

BIRDS

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

Strange Meadowlark - Norma Winstone & John Taylor: Like Song, Like Weather
Bob White (Whatcha Gonna Swing Tonight?) - Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer: Two of a Kind
Flamingo - Carmen McRae: Birds of a Feather
Blackbird - The Beatles: White Album
A Little Birdie Told Me So - Lee Wiley: Lee Wiley Sings Rodgers & Hart
Birdsong - Cleo Laine & Mel Tormé: Nothing Without You
Bye Bye Blackbird - Esther Phillips: Confessin’ the Blues
Night Bird - Anita O’Day: All the Sad Young Men
Snowbird - Bing Crosby & Count Basie: Bing ‘n Basie
Skylark - Clare Teal & Grant Windsor: And So It Goes
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - Jacqui Dankworth: It Happens Quietly
When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob Bobbin' Along - Eydie Gormé: Eydie Gormé Vamps the Roaring 20’s
Bird On the Wire - Madeleine Peyroux: The Blue Room
Sliver Bird - Nat King Cole: Sincerely
Where Flamingos Fly - Toni Harper: Night Mood

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Saturday, 28 March 2020

Series 17, Prog 2

SPOOKY!

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

I’d Rather Be Burned as a Witch - René Marie: I Wanna Be Evil (With Love to Eartha Kitt)
Witchcraft - Frank Sinatra: Vegas (Live) [Disc 1]
Ghost of Yesterday - Carmen McRae & George Shearing: Two for the Road
Devil May Care - Jamie Cullum: Pointless Nostalgic
Old Devil Moon - Judy Garland: That’s Entertainment!
Spooky - Andy Williams: Honey
Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Harold Arlen Songbook (Vol 2)
That Ole Devil Called Love - Tony Bennett: Tony Bennett On Holiday/A Tribute to Billie Holiday
Bewitched - Peggy Lee: Pass Me By
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea - Rebecca Kilgore: A Further Remembrance of Maxine Sullivan
Halloween Spooks - Lambert, Hendricks & Ross: High Flying with Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Ghost On the Canvas - Glen Campbell: Ghost On the Canvas
The Devil Is Afraid of Music - Dinah Shore: Dinah Down Home
Season of the Witch - Lou Rawls: I Can’t Make It Alone/The Axelrod Years
I Put a Spell On You - Nina Simone: I Put a Spell On You
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered - Anita O’Day: Anita Sings The Most

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Thursday, 19 March 2020

Series 17, Prog 1

YESTERDAY, TOMORROW & TODAY

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

A Hundred Years from Today - Lee Wiley: As Time Goes By
Tomorrow Is My Turn (L’Amour C’est Comme un Jour) - Nina Simone: I Put a Spell On You
Yesterday - The Beatles: Help! (Mono Remaster)
Yesterday I Heard the Rain - Tony Bennett: Yesterday I Heard the Rain
Save Your Sorrow for Tomorrow - Peggy Lee: Trav’lin’ Light
Chicken Today and Feathers Tomorrow - Lee Wiley: The Carnegie Hall Concert
It’s Today - Bobby Darin: In a Broadway Bag
Reach for Tomorrow - Ella Fitzgerald: Let No Man Write My Epitaph
There’s No Tomorrow - Dean Martin: Cha Cha de Amor
Will You Love Me Tomorrow - Liane Carroll: Ballads
There’ll Be No Tomorrow - Carmen McRae & Dave Brubeck: Tonight Only!
It’s a Lovely Day Today - Astrud Gilberto: A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness
All My Tomorrows - Frank Sinatra: My Way
On a Wonderful Day Like Today - Lena Horne: Feelin’ Good
Yesterday When I Was Young - Lena Horne & Gabor Szabo: Watch What Happens!
Tomorrow Is the First Day of the Rest of Your Life - Frank Sinatra Jr: Spice
Guess Who I Saw Today? - Nancy Wilson: The Nancy Wilson Show!

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Thursday, 12 March 2020

Series 16, Prog 20

FORGETTING…

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

Forget If You Can - Billie Holiday: The Real Billie Holiday
You Forgot All the Words - Frank Sinatra: This Is Sinatra
You’re Not So Easy to Forget - Morgana King: For You, For Me, For Evermore
The Sun Forgot to Shine This Morning - Ella Fitzgerald: Jukebox Ella/The Complete Verve Singles (Vol. 1)
Can I Forget You - Bing Crosby - 78rpm disc
Am I That Easy to Forget - Diane Schuur: The Gathering
(You Forgot to) Remember - Sarah Vaughan & Billy Eckstine: Sing the Best of Irving Berlin
It’s Easy to Remember (But So Hard To Forget) - Perry Como: We Get Letters
Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me - Helen Humes: Songs I Like to Sing!
Forget the Woman - Tony Bennett: The Art of Excellence
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole: The Nat King Cole Story
If I Forget You - Helen Merrill: Merrill at Midnight
Thanks for the Memory - Anita O’Day & Caj Tjader: Time for 2
Non Dimenticar (Don’t Forget) - Vic Damone: Angela Mia
Forget to Remember - Frank Sinatra: single
Don’t Forget About Me - Dusty Springfield: Dusty In Memphis
I Get Along Without You Very Well - Kurt Elling: Flirting With Twilight

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Friday, 6 March 2020

Series 16, Prog 19

BEAUTIFUL

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Beautiful - Barbra Streisand: Barbra Joan Streisand
You Are Too Beautiful - John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman: John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
The Bad and the Beautiful - June Christy: Off Beat
Beautiful Child - Rufus Wainwright: Want One
He Was Beautiful - Clare Teal: Hey Ho
(The End of) A Beautiful Friendship - Nat King Cole & George Shearing: Nat King Cole Sings - George Shearing Quintet Plays
Finding Beauty - Ann Hampton Callaway: At Last
You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby - Peggy Lee: Somethin’ Groovy!
How Beautiful Is Night - Sarah Vaughan: Vaughan and Voices
America the Beautiful - The Clare Fischer Voices: ...And Sometimes Instruments
Let’s Make the Most of a Beautiful Thing - Nancy Wilson: Welcome to My Love
Life Is Beautiful - Fred Astaire: Attitude Dancing
Oh, What a Beautiful Morning - Ray Charles & Count Basie Orchestra: Ray Sings, Basie Swings
Came So Far For Beauty - Jennifer Warnes: Famous Blue Raincoat
But Beautiful - Ann Burton: Remember 1966-1988

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Saturday, 29 February 2020

Series 16, Prog 18

OUT WITH THE COUNT!

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After You’ve Gone - Teresa Brewer & Count Basie: The Songs of Bessie Smith
I Want a Little Girl - Billy Eckstine & Count Basie: Basie/Eckstine Incorporated
She’s a Woman Count Basie & Sammy Davis Jr: Our Shining Hour
Happiness Is Just a Thing Called Joe - Keely Smith: Keely Swings Basie-Style with Strings
Lazy River - The Mills Brothers & Count Basie: The Board of Directors
Smack Dab In the Middle - Count Basie & Joe Williams: Count Basie at Newport
The Long and Winding Road - Ray Charles & Count Basie Orchestra: Ray Sings, Basie Swings
Flip, Flop, Fly - Big Joe Turner & Count Basie: The Bosses
Lover Man - Sarah Vaughan & Count Basie: The Roulette Years
Everything Is Beautiful - Bing Crosby & Count Basie: Bing ‘n Basie
Until I Met You (aka Corner Pocket) - Diane Schuur: Diane Schuur & The Count Basie Orchestra 
Where Are You? - Arthur Prysock & Count Basie: Arthur Prysock/Count Basie
C-Jam Blues - Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie with guest soloists: Jazz at the Santa Monica Civic

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Friday, 21 February 2020

Series 16, Prog 17

TRAINS and BOATS and PLANES

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Trains and Boats and Planes - Dionne Warwick: single
Let’s Get Away From It All - Jo Stafford: Getting Sentimental Over Tommy Dorsey
These Foolish Things - Nat King Cole: Just One of Those Things
Come Fly with Me - Shirley Horn: The Swingin’ Shirley Horn
Watertown - Franks Sinatra: Watertown
On a Slow Boat to China - Janet Seidel: The Art of Lounge (Vol 2)
Leaving On a Jet Plane - Peter, Paul & Mary: Album 1700
Take the “A” Train - Ella Fitzgerald: Twelve Nights In Hollywood
Why Do the Wrong People Travel? - Elaine Stritch: At Liberty
There’s a Boat That’s Leavin’ Soon for New York - Ernestine Anderson: The Toast of the Critics
Up, Up and Away - Sammy Davis Jr: Lonely Is the Name
I Thought About You - Marion Montgomery: For the Love of Mercer (Vol 1)
My Cutey’s Due at Two-to-Two Today - Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer: Two of a Kind
Red Sails In the Sunset - Big Joe Turner: Nobody In Mind
Waiting for the Robert E Lee - Bing Crosby & Al Jolson: The Complete Radio Duets

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com