Saturday, 29 October 2016

LP Artwork: Dinah Shore/Bouquet of Blues

There are certain covers which simply are a sign of the times and this 1956 release by Dinah Shore is one of them. It's right up there with her close friend Frank Sinatra's image on the seminal Songs for Swinging' Lovers! album and other issues that year.

The arrangements were by Frank DeVol, Harry Zimmerman and Henri Rene, and title track is featured in this week's program - complete with the haunting sound effect of lonely footsteps at the beginning and end of the recording.

Series 8, Prog 11


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

And Roses and Roses - Vic Damone: You Were Only Fooling
Blue Gardenia - Dinah Washington: For Those In Love
American Beauty Rose - Frank Sinatra: Come Swing with Me!
Bouquet of Blues - Dinah Shore: Bouquet of Blues
Secret Love - Carmen McRae: Live at Bubba’s!
When Daffodils Begin to Peer - Maxine Sullivan: Sullivan/Shakespeare/Hyman
My Shy Violet - The Mills Brothers: My Shy Violet
Flowers - Ian Shaw: Lifejacket
Days of Wine and Roses - Janet Seidel: Charade
Tip-Toe Thru’ the Tulips with Me - Tiny Tim: God Bless Tiny Tim
Where Have All the Flowers Gone? - Marlene Dietrich: Dietrich (Limited edition single/book)
House of Flowers - Tony Bennett: Tony Bennett Sings a String of Harold Arlen
Beware of Young Girls - Kate Dimbleby & Naadia Sheriff: Beware of Young Girls/The Songs of Dory Previn
Artificial Flowers - Bobby Darin: Single
Orchids In the Moonlight - Syliva Syms: Torch Song
Red Roses for a Blue Lady - Wayne Newton: Red Roses for a Blue Lady
Passion Flower - Nancy Wilson: Like In Love

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

Series 8, Prog 10


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

The Two Lonely People - Roberta Gambarini & Tamir Hendelman: Easy to Love
Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles: Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Lonely Girl - Tony Bennett & Bill Evans: Together Again
All the Lonely - Billy Eckstine: Ask the Lonely
My Heart Is a Lonely Hunter - Toni Harper & Marty Paiche Orchestra: Lady Lonely
Lonely Night In Paris - The Four Freshmen: Freshmen Favorites
Awaken My Lonely One - Freda Payne: After the Lights Go Down Low
Lonely - Danny Williams with Geoff Love & His Orchestra: Moon River
Lonely Road - Bobby Darin: Bobby Darin Hits
Only the Lonely - Aretha Franklin: Soft and Beautiful
Only When I’m Lonely - Mel Tormé: Right Now! (Bonus Track)
Lonely Woman - June Christy & Stan Kenton: Duet
Long and Lonely Nights - Long John Baldry: Let the Heartaches Begin
Lonely Street - Helen Carr: Why Do I Love You?
Lonely Avenue - Ray Charles: Yes Indeed!
I Was a Little Too Lonely (And You Were a Little Too Late) - Richard Rodney Bennett: When Lights Are Low
Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight - Peggy Lee: Let’s Love

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

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Series 8, Prog 9


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

I’m Havin’ a Good Time - Alberta Hunter: Downhearted Blues/Live at The Cookery
Once Upon a Time - Tony Bennett: Live at The Sahara, Las Vegas
Sleepy Time Gal - Dinah Shore: Dinah Sings, Previn Plays
Anytime- Margaret Whiting: Margaret
Anytime, Any Day, Anywhere - Nat King Cole: Welcome to the Club
‘Round Midnight - Linda Ronstadt & Nelson Riddle: For Sentimental Reasons
From Time to Time - Mark Murphy: A Swingin’, Singin’ Affair
By the Time I Get to Phoenix - Frank Sinatra: Cycles
I’d Like to Hear It Sometime - Lena Horne: Soul
Bidin’ My Time - Johnny Hartman: Boston Concerts 1976
Seems Like Old Times - The Four Freshmen: Freshmen Favourites
Time After Time - Sarah Vaughan: Sassy Swings The Tivoli
Night Time Is the Right Time - Big Joe Turner & Count Basie: The Bosses
A Time for Love - Morgana King: Gemini Changes
As Time Goes By - Jimmy Durante: Jimmy Durante’s Way of Life
Just In Time - Carmen McRae: Something Wonderful
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Dick Haymes: Dick Haymes Comes Home! (Live at The Cocoanut Grove)

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

Saturday, 8 October 2016

LP Artwork: Blossom Dearie/May I Come In?

One of the highlights of this week's program is Blossom Dearie's tender interpretation of the song, Don't Wait Too Long.

It's taken from the album May I Come In? which was released in 1964 was her sole release on Capitol Records. Arrangements were by Jack Marshall who, in the following year, would write the Grammy-nominated theme tune for the hit TV series, The Munsters.

Series 8, Prog 8


Everybody Says Don’t - Barbara Cook: Barbara Cook Sings Mostly Sondheim/Live at Carnegie Hall
Don’t Rain On My Parade - Bobby Darin: In a Broadway Bag
You Don’t Know Me - Madeleine Peyroux: The Blue Room
I Dont Care Who Knows (Baby I'm Yours) - Sammy Davis Jr: The Capitol Years
Don’t Play That Song (You Lied) - Aretha Franklin: Single
No, I Don’t Want Her - Nat King Cole: Where Did Everyone Go?
Why Don’t You Do Right - Shirley Horn: You’re My Thrill
Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me - Frank Sinatra: Sinatra at The Sands
Don’t Wait Too Long - Blossom Dearie: May I Come In?
I Don’t Know - Jimmy Witherspoon: Hey, Mrs Jones
I Don’t Care - Eydie Gormé: Eydie Gormé Sings Showstoppers
Honey Don’t - The Beatles: Beatles for Sale
Don’t Let It Bother You - Rebecca Kilgore: A Further Remembrance Of Maxine Sullivan - Vol 2
Don’t Stay - Michael Dees: The Michael Dees Affair
Don’t Misunderstand - Thelma Houston & Pressure Cooker: I’ve Got the Music In Me
Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone - Dean Martin: This Time I’m Swingin’
Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing - Carmen McRae & Cal Tjader: Heat Wave
Dont Know If Im Comin Or Goin’ - Billie Holiday: The Real Billie Holiday

Outro: Come In from the Rain - Todd Gordon: Ballads from the Midnight Hotel

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

LP Artwork: Denise Donatelli/What Lies Within

The fine standard, My Shining Hour, featured in this week's play list comes from the excellent album by Denise Donatelli. Released on Savant Records in 2008, this was her second studio album with intricate and impressive arrangements by pianist, Geoffrey Keezer.