Friday, 25 November 2016

LP Artwork: Big Joe Turner & Count Basie/The Bosses

This week's show includes the blues number, Night Time Is the Right Time. And the track is taken from one of the Pablo albums that Big Joe Turner recorded in the 1970s with Count Basie. Pure precision. Sensational sense of swing. Tight and always exciting. 

How about this for band accompaniment: Ray Brown (b), Irving Ashby (g), Eddie Lockjaw Davis (ts), Zoot Sims (ts), JJ Johnson (tb), Harry Sweets Edison (tpt), Louis Bellson (d).

Series 3, Prog 13 (repeat)


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, 19 November 2016

Series 8, Prog 14

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

Stairway to the Stars - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella In Hollywood
Out of This World - Norma Winstone: Somewhere Called Home
Fly Me to the Moon - Tony Bennett: The Singles Collection
Venus Rising - Barb Jungr & Laurence Hobgood: Shelter from the Storm/Songs of Hope for Troubled Times
Space Captain - Barbra Streisand: Barbra Joan Streisand
If - Frank Sinatra: Some Nice Things I’ve Missed
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress - Sheila Jordan: Jazz Child
To Love and be Loved - Todd Gordon: Ballads from the Midnight Hotel
Midnight Sun - Carmen McRae: Live at Century Plaza
Earthbound - Sammy Davis Jr: single
Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to be a Long, Long Time) - Kate Bush: single
The Man Who Sold the World - Claire Martin: Time and Place
Star Eyes - Clairdee: Destination Moon

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

Monday, 14 November 2016

LP Artwork: Ann Richards & Stan Kenton/Two Much!

With rhythm being the theme of this week's program, we couldn't leave out the George & Ira Gershwin classic, I Got Rhythm.

The selected version is by Stan Kenton and his then-wife, Ann Richards from their Capitol album, Two Much! released in 1961.

Great arrangements and great period artwork, too!

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Series 8, Prog 13


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

Rockin’ In Rhythm - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book
The Rhythm of Life - Sammy Davis Jr: Sweet Charity (Soundtrack)
I’m an Errand Girl for Rhythm - Carmen McRae: You’re Looking at Me
That Rhythm Man - Louis Armstrong: Satch Plays Fats
I Got Rhythm - Ann Richards & Stan Kenton: Two Much!
Rhythm Saved the World - The Mills Brothers: Golden Greats
London Rhythm - The Mills Brothers: Golden Greats
Slave to the Rhythm - Richard Niles: tbc
Jungle Rhythm - Lorraine Feather: Café Society
Fascinating Rhythm - Cleo Laine: Spotlight On Cleo
Spreadin’ Rhythm Around - Billie Holiday: The Real Billie Holiday
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) - Sarah Vaughan: Duke Ellington Song Book - Vol 2
All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm - Mel Tormé: An Evening with George Shearing & Mel Tormé
Lullaby In Rhythm - Peggy Lee: Things Are Swingin’
Crazy Rhythm - Johnny Mercer: Sweet Georgia Brown
We’re Rockin’ In Rhythm - Lorraine Feather: Café Society

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

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Series 8, Prog 12


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

It's a Blue World - Frank Sinatra: Point of No Return
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea - Blossom Dearie: Give Him the Ooh-La-La
Blue City - Shirley Horn: Embers and Ashes
How Blue Can You Get? - B B King: Live at The Regal
Blue - Lambert, Hendricks & Ross: High Flying with Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Blue Holiday - Aretha Franklin: The Electrifying Aretha Franklin
Blue It Grows - Toni Harper & Marty Paich Orchestra: Lady Lonely
When Sunny Gets Blue - Chris Connor: Witchcraft
Blue Skies - Sy Oliver: For You
Beyond the Blue Horizon - Susannah McCorkle: Thanks for the Memory
Blue and Sentimental - Mel Tormé: I Dig The Count/I Dig The Duke
Blue Moon - June Christy: June's Got Rhythm
Blue Orchids - Sarah Vaughan: Vaughan and Voices
Blue Prelude - Nancy Wilson: Yesterday's Love Songs, Today's Blues
Ballad In Blue - Hoagy Carmichael: Hoagy Sings Carmichael
Blue Turning Grey Over You - Ann Burton: Remember (1966-1988)
Am I Blue - Cher: Bittersweet White Light

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