Saturday, 19 August 2017

78rpm Artwork: Dinah Washington/Walkin' And Talkin' (And Crying My Blues Away)

It's usually LP artwork that features on this blog however this week, it's a 78rpm released in November 1947 - and a plastic promotional copy too!!

Walkin' And Talkin' (And Crying My Blues Away) performed by Dinah Washington with the Rudy Martin Trio.

Series 10, Prog 10

ON FOOT!

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

I’ll Walk Alone - Nancy Wilson: But Beautiful
Sweethearts On Parade - Nat King Cole: Sincerely
I Don’t Want to Walk Without You Baby - Helen Forrest: Voice of the Name Bands
Boots (Original Melody) - Lee Hazlewood: Cake or Death
When the Saints Go Marching In - Helen Humes: ‘Tain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness If I Do
I’ll Come Running Back to You - Sophie Milman: In the Moonlight (Bonus Track)
I Walk a Little Faster - Mark Murphy: Sings Mostly Dorothy Fields and Cy Coleman
I’m Walking Through Heaven With You - Peggy Lee: Pretty Eyes
Walk On By - Morgana King: Gemini Changes
Walk Right In - Sammy Davis Jr: Sings the Big Ones for Young Lovers
In Walked Bud - Carmen McRae: Carmen Sings Monk
Come Runnin’ - Lena Horne: Lena Horne at The Waldorf Astoria
Let’s Take a Walk Around the Block - Jackie Paris: Jackie Paris Sings the Lyrics of Ira Gershwin
Love Walked In - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George & Ira Gershwin Song Book - Vol 4
Walkin' And Talkin' (And Crying My Blues Away) - Dinah Washington: Single
Jolly Coppers On Parade - Randy Newman: Little Criminals
Runnin’ Wild - Ernestine Anderson: Ernestine Anderson
Walkin’ - Lambert, Hendricks & Ross: The Hottest New Group In Jazz (Bonus/Unreleased Tracks)
Sentimental Walk - Vladimir Costa: Diva (Soundtrack)

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

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Series 10, Prog 9

A TRIBUTE TO JANET SEIDEL

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

At Sundown - Janet Seidel: The Art of Lounge 1
Till There Was You - Janet Seidel: Moon of Manakoola
On a Slow Boat to China - Janet Seidel: The Art of Lounge 2
Dear Heart - Janet Seidel: Charade
I Don’t Know Enough About You - Janet Seidel: Don’t Smoke In Bed
They Say It’s Wonderful - Janet Seidel: The Art of Lounge 2
Spanish Harlem - Janet Seidel: The Art of Lounge 2
Fools Rush In -- Janet Seidel: The Art of Lounge 1
Things Are Swingin’ - Janet Seidel: Don’t Smoke In Bed
Love Never Fails - Janet Seidel: Hooray for Christmas
Canadian Sunset - Janet Seidel: The Art of Lounge 3
Dream a Little Dream of Me - Janet Seidel: Moon of Manakoola
The Lonesome Road - Janet Seidel: The Art of Lounge 2
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Janet Seidel: Love Letters

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

















Janet Seidel (May 28, 1955 - Aug 7, 2017) with Chuck Morgan (g) & David Seidel (b)


Saturday, 5 August 2017

LP Artwork: Five Feet of Soul/Jimmy Rushing

The blues shouter who made his name during his famous stint with Count Basie and His Orchestra from 1935 to 1948.

Basie felt that Rushing's blues vocals "never had an equal" even though Rushing felt he was really a ballad singer.  Later, he said, "I don't know what kind of blues singer you'd call me. I just sing 'em!"

This week's program includes a track from this album which I think is arguably his very best, and the band featured players such as Al Cohn, Snooky Young and Zoot Sims.

Series 10, Prog 8

HEAVENS ABOVE!

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

When Did You Leave Heaven - Nancy Wilson: Hollywood My Way
Pennies from Heaven - Frank Sinatra: New York [Disc 4]
Somewhere If Not Heaven - June Christy: Off Beat
My Blue Heaven - Harry Connick Jr: Only You
For Heaven’s Sake - Billie Holiday: Lady In Satin
Heaven Can Wait - Dean Martin: This Time I’m Swingin’
Heaven Can Wait - Horse McDonald: Coming Up for Air
I’m Walkin’ Through Heaven with You - Jimmy Rushing: Five Feet of Soul
Touchin’ Heaven - Juliet Roberts: Beneath the Surface
All This and Heaven Too - Mel Tormé: It’s a Blue World
You’re a Heavenly Thing - Mel Tormé: single
That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day) - Aretha Franklin: The Electrifying Aretha Franklin
Tears In Heaven - Paul Anka: Rock Swings
It’s Heaven - Barbara Long: Soul
Recess In Heaven - Bobby ‘Blue’ Band: Reflections In Blue 

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

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Series 10, Prog 7

MONEY!

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

You Can’t Make Money Dreamin’ - Johnny Mercer & Nat King Cole: 78rpm Single
Money Honey - Ella Mae Morse: Barrelhouse, Boogie & The Blues
I’ve Got Five Dollars - Bing Crosby & Buddy Bregman: Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings
Man, You Won;t Give Me Any Monery - Memphis Minnie: Hoodoo Lady (1933-1937)
Money (That’s What I Want) - Barrett Strong: Single
Money’s Gettin’ Cheaper - Jimmy Witherspoon: Live at Condon’s, New York
You Never Give Me Your Money - Sarah Vaughan: Songs of The Beatles
Money In My Pockets - The Mills Brothers: Golden Greats
Can’t Buy Me Love - Ella Fitzgerald: Hello, Dolly!
Money Won’t Change You - Aretha Franklin: Lady Soul
It’s Money That I Love - Randy Newman: Born Again
We’re In the Money - Rosemary Clooney: Dedicated to Nelson
I Found A Million Dollar Baby (In A Five And Ten Cent Store) - Nat King Cole: The Very Thought of You
Big Spender - Shirley MacLaine & Ensemble: Sweet Charity (Soundtrack)
Million Dollar Secret - Helen Humes: ‘Deed I Do
Money - Peggy Lee: Two Shows Nightly
I Can’t Afford to Miss This Dream - Louis Armstrong: Satchmo Serenades
Ten Cents a Dance - Anita O’Day: Anita O'Day & Billy May Swing Rodgers & Hart

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

Saturday, 22 July 2017

LP Artwork: Patti Page/In the Land of Hi-Fi

This 1956 release was Patti Page's first on the EmArcy label (the jazz wing of Mercury Records) in mono. Two years later, they released a stereo version although they had to edit some of the tracks because of the time limitations on stereo releases in the format's infancy.

The arrangements were by Pete Rugolo, best know for his work with June Christy. (By coincidence, Rugolo's Sicilian birth surname was Patti!)

Page was the top-charting vocalist and best-selling female artist of the 1950s and her six-decade long career resulted in record sales in excess of 100 million.