Saturday, 16 November 2019

Series 16, Prog 3

ALL ABOUT RAIN

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

September In the Rain - Frank Sinatra: Sinatra's Swingin' Session
Singin' In the Rain - Lena Horne: Lena In Hollywood
Yesterday I Heard the Rain - Tony Bennett: Yesterday I Heard the Rain
Walk Between Raindrops - Mel Tormé & The Marty Paich Dek-tette: Reunion
Before the Rain - Nancy Wilson: A Touch of Today
After the Rain - Shirley Bassey: The Performance
Come In From the Rain - Todd Gordon: Ballads from the Midnight Hotel
A Garden In the Rain - Sarah Vaughan: The Explosive Side of Sarah Vaughan
Raining In My Heart - Liane Carroll: Ballads
I Get the Blues When It Rains - Big Joe Turner: Big Joe Rides Again
Here's That Rainy Day - Sue Rainey: All By Myself
I Can't Stand the Rain - Lowell George: Thanks, I'll Eat It Here
I Think It's Going to Rain Today - Maxine Weldon: Chilly Wind
Rain - The Four Freshmen: Four Freshmen & Five Guitars
Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall - Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie: Ella & Basie!
Rainin' - Bobby Darin: Bobby Darin Sings The Shadow of Your Smile
Come Rain or Come Shine - Chet Baker: Embraceable You
Every Time It Rains - Jacqui Dankworth: Back to You

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Saturday, 9 November 2019

Series 16, Prog 2

A CENTURY OR SO AGO…

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

A Hundred Years from Today - Helen Humes: Sneakin' Around
Darktown Strutters Ball - Alberta Hunter: Amtrak Blues
Careless Love - Harry Connick Jr: Oh, My Nola
Indiana - Lee Wiley: Back Home Again
After You've Gone - Judy Garland: Judy at Carnegie Hall
Someday Sweetheart - Dinah Shore & Red Norvo: Dinah Sings Some Blues with Red
Some of These Days - Jimmy Rushing: The Jazz Odessy of James Rushing, Esq
I Ain't Got Nobody - Teresa Brewer & Count Basie: The Songs of Bessie Smith
Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home - Ella Fitzgerald: single
That's A-Plenty - Bing Crosby & Ella Fitzgerald: Swingin' with Bing/Lost Radio Performances
Chinatown, My Chinatown - The Hi-Lo's: Under Glass
Alexander's Ragtime Band - Sarah Vaughan & Billy Eckstine: Sing the Best of Irving Berlin 
Baby, Won't You Please Come Home - Billie Holiday: The Complete Billie Holiday on Verve (Disc 10)
Poor Butterfly - Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington: Francis A & Edward K
Frankie and Johnny - Anita O'Day: An Evening with Anita O'Day

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Saturday, 2 November 2019

Series 16, Prog 1

FEEL THE WARMTH: ALL ABOUT THE SUN

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

Sunshine of Your Love - Ella Fitzgerald: Sunshine of Your Love
Midnight Sun - Carmen McRae: Live at Century Plaza
On the Sunny Side of the Street - Keely Smith: Politely
Golden Brazilian Sun - The Hi-Lo's: The Hi-Lo's Happen to Bossa Nova
Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying - Janet Seidel: The Art of Lounge (Vol 1)
Canadian Sunset - Andy Williams: The Wonderful World of Andy Williams
Here Comes the Sun - Nina Simone: Here Comes the Sun
Good Day Sunshine - The Beatles: Revolver
At Sundown - Morgana King: The Greatest Songs Ever Swung
I Like the Sunrise - Mel Tormé: I Dig The Duke/I Dig The Count
I've Got the Sun in the Morning - Bing Crosby: The Complete Radio Duets
Softly, As In a Morning Sunrise - June Christy: Something Cool (stereo version)
Walking In the Sun - Barb Jungr: Walking In the Sun
Sunrise, Sunset - Johnny Hartman: The Voice That Is!
When the Sun Comes Out - Ann Richards: The Many Moods of Ann Richards
You Are the Sunshine of My Life - Ella Fitzgerald: Montreux '77

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Saturday, 26 October 2019

Series 15, Prog 20

CITY-HOPPING

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

Calcutta - Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney: Fancy Meeting You Here
Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans - Rosemary Clooney: Dedicated to Nelson
Sunday In New York - Bobby Darin: Hello Dolly to Goodbye Charlie
London By Night - Frank Sinatra: Come Fly with Me
Chicago - Eydie Gormé: Eydie Gormé Vamps the Roaring '20s
Dayton, Ohio 1903 - Randy Newman: Sail Away
When In Rome - Tony Bennett & Bill Evans: The Tony Bennett & Bill Evans Album 
I Love Paris - Esther Phillips: Confessin' the Blues
Kansas City - Mark Murphy: Mark Murphy's Hip Parade
First We Take Manhattan - Jennifer Warnes: Famous Blue Raincoat
Madrid - Nat King Cole: single 
Baltimore - Nina Simone: Baltimore
Houston - Dean Martin: Houston
It Happened In Monterey - Mel Tormé: Back In Town
My Cousin In Milwaukee - Ella Fitzgerald: The George & Ira Gershwin Songbook (Vol 2)
Philadelphia - Neil Young: Philadephia (Soundtrack)
Istanbul - Bing Crosby & Ella Fitzgerald: Swingin' with Bing / Bing Crosby's Lost Radio Performances 

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com

















Giving a flavour of our theme, here's a photo taken in Calcutta (aka Kolkata),
the title of this week's opening number 

Friday, 18 October 2019

Series 15, Prog 19

ANTHROPODS

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


Saturday, 12 October 2019

Series 15, Prog 18

CATS & DOGS

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

Alley Cat Song - Peggy Lee: I’m a Woman
How Come My Dog Don’t Bark (When You Come ‘Round) - Dr John: Goin’ Back to New Orleans
Salty Dog Blues - Fionna Duncan with Ian Menzies & His Clyde Valley Stompers: Have Tartan …Will Trad
Just Me and My Dog - Iain Mackenzie: Be Brief (EP)
The Most Effectual Top Cat - Top Cat Theme Song: Original TV Soundtracks!
Some Cats Know - Liza Minnelli: Gently
Hound Dog - Big Mama Thornton: single
Mad Dogs and Englishmen - Nöel Coward: The Noel Coward Album
Tom Cat - The Clare Fischer Voices: …And Sometimes Instruments
Gyp the Cat - Bobby Darin: Ultra Lounge Artist Series/Bobby Darin
Low Down Dog - Big Joe Turner: Boss of the Blues
Wendell’s Cat - Daryl Sherman: New O’leans
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown - Frank Sinatra: The Main Event
Lonesome Polecat - Johnny Mercer & Bobby Darin: Two of a Kind
Old at 18/Dog Bowl - Lorraine Feather: Ages
Yellow Dog Blues - Nat King Cole: Songs from St Louis Blues

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Saturday, 5 October 2019

Series 15, Prog 17

MONEY TALKS

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

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 Money - 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