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.

Series 10, Prog 6

GONE...

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

After You’ve Gone - Teresa Brewer & Count Basie: The Songs of Bessie Smith
Summer Is Gone - Carmen McRae: Blue Moon
Gone With the Wind - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella In Berlin
Lament (Love, I Found You Gone) - Dinah Washington: Drinking Again
He’s a Real Gone Guy - Nellie Lutcher: Real Gone
Good Days Gone - Martha Reeves: Home to You
I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone - Lou Rawls: Your Good Thing
Love Has Come, Love Has Gone - Toni Harper & Marty Paich & His Orchestra: Lady Lonely
Mama’s Gone, Goodbye - Peggy Lee: I’m a Woman
My Man’s Gone Now - Claire Martin: Time and Place
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone - Helen Humes: Songs I Like to Sing
(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone - Aretha Franklin: Lady Soul
The Your Lover Has Gone - Linda Ronstadt & Nelson Riddle: Lush Life
Where Have All the Flowers Gone - Marlene Dietrich: Where Have All the Flowers Gone (EP)
You’ve Been Gone Too Long - Nina Simone: The Amazing Nina Simone
All Gone - Cleo Laine: Johnny Dankworth / Let's Slip Away - Film And TV 1960 - 1973: The Servant
The Thrill Is Gone - Patti Page: In the Land of Hi-Fi

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

LP Artwork: Las Vegas Prima Style/Louis Prima & Keely Smith

Recorded live at the Sahara Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in 1958, featuring Sam Butera and The Witnesses.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Series 10, Prog 5

ORDNANCE SURVEY EDITION

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

The Heather On the Hill - Norma Winstone: Manhattan In the Rain
Blueberry Hill (Version 1) - Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong: Swingin' With Bing: Bing Crosby's Lost Radio Performances [Disc 2]
Mountain Greenery - Clare Teal: Live at Ebenezer Chapel
Tomorrow Mountain - Lena Horn: Here’s Lena
It’s an Uphill Climb (To the Bottom) - Lou Rawls: I Can’t Make It Alone/The Axelrod Years
Mountain High, Valley Low - Morgana King: It’s a Quiet Thing
Somewhere In The Hills (O Morro Não Tem Vez aka Favela) - Salena Jones: Salena Sings Jobim With The Jobims
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell: Greatest Hits
Peace In the Valley - Barb Jungr: Love Me Tender
The White Cliffs of Dover - Louis Prima & Keely Smith: Las Vegas Prima Style
Gold In Them Hills - Carol Grimes: Mother
Theme from Valley of the Dolls - k d lang: Drag
Climb Ev’ry Mountain - Tony Bennett: The Singles Collection
The Folks Who Live On the Hill - Peggy Lee: The Man I Love
San Fernando Valley - Nancy Sinatra: California Girl
The Fool On the Hill - Bob Belden with Dianne Reeves & Javon Jackson: Bob Belden Presents Strawberry Fields
Climbing Higher Mountains - Diane Schuur: Diane Schuur & The Count Basie Orchestra

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

Saturday, 8 July 2017

LP Artwork: Yma Sumac/Mambo! and Mel Tormé/Olé Tormé

As stated in the program, here are two vintage album covers that I wanted to share with you. Make of them what you will, the music's certainly very good!

Mambo was release in 1955 and Olé Tormé in 1959.












Series 10, Prog 4

ARRANGED BY BILLY MAY

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

Lover - Anita O’Day: Anita O'Day And Billy May Swing Rodgers & Hart
Blues In the Night (Parts 1 & 2) - Billy May & His Orchestra with Trummy Young: Jimmie Lunceford In Hi-Fi
Baby, Won't You Please Come Home - Ella Mae Morse: Morse Code
Come Fly with Me - Frank Sinatra: Come Fly with Me
You’ve Changed - Nancy Wilson: Lush Life
The Rules of the Road - Nat King Cole: The Nat King Cole/Billy May Sessions
Alone Too Long - Nat King Cole: Ballads of the Day
One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Harold Arlen Song Book (Vol 2)
Baia - Mel Tormé: Olé Tormé/Mel Tormé Goes South of the Border with Billy May
Street of Dreams - The Encores with Billy May & His Orchestra: Single
Two of a Kind - Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer: Two of a Kind
You Fascinate Me So - Peggy Lee: Pretty Eyes
On The Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe - The Four Freshmen: Voices In Fun
Bo Mambo - Yma Sumac: Mambo!
Bye Bye Blues - Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong: Bing & Satchmo
A Cottage for Sale - Billy Eckstine: One More with Feeling
I Got Rhythm - Ethel Merman: Her Greatest Hits
Say ''Si Si'' (Para Vigo Me Voy) - Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney: Fancy Meeting You Here

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


Sunday, 2 July 2017

LP Artwork: Tony Bennett/The Art of Romance

One of the hidden gems on this week's playlist comes from Tony Bennett's Grammy-winning album, The Art of Romance, released in 2004. Written by jazz pianist and composer, Geoffrey Clarkson and Johnny Mercer, it's entitled, Time to Smile.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Series 10, Prog 3

SMILE

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

The Shadow of Your Smile - Peggy Lee: That Was Then, Now Is Now
Take a Little Time to Smile - Shirley Horn: Lazy Afternoon
Time to Smile - Tony Bennett: Art of Romance
With a Smile - Dena DeRose: I Can See Clearly Now
I’ll Never Smile Again - Frank Sinatra: No One Cares
I’m All Smiles - Nancy Wilson: Today - My Way
Smile, Darn Ya, Smile! - Sammy Davis Jr: Mr Entertainment
Smile - Madeleine Peyroux: Half the Perfect World
Paris Smiles - Mel Tormé: That’s All (Bonus Track)
When I Just Wear My Smile - Mama Cass Elliot: Bubble Gum, Lemonade... And Something For Mama
It’s Hard to Laugh or Smile - Jimmy Rushing: Listen to the Blues
I Dance and Dance and Smile and Smile - Dory Previn: Reflections In a Mud Puddle
I Can’t Smile Without You - Vic Damone: The Best of Vic Damone, Live
Just One Smile - Dusty Springfield: Dusty In Memphis
Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella - Bing Crosby & Bob Scobey's Frisco Jazz Band: Bing with a Beat
Smile Away Each Rainy Day (From the Film, "Darling Lili”) - The Mills Brothers: Single
A Smile Will Go a Long, Long Way - The Andrews Sisters: The Andrews Sisters Sing the Dancing 20s
The Shadow of Your Smile - Lou Rawls: Lou Rawls Live!


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

Friday, 23 June 2017

Series 10, Prog 2

SWEET!

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

When My Sugar Walks Down The Street - Nat King Cole: Love Is Here to Stay
I Want a Little Sugar In My Bowl - Nina Simone: Nina Simone Sings The Blues
Sugar Stevie Ray - Ann Chris: single
Sugar (That Sugar Baby O' Mine) - Mads Mathias: Free Falling
I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City - Peggy Lee & George Shearing: The Beauty and The Beat!
Sugar - Georgia Mancio featuring Laurence Cottle: Live at Revoice!
When I Take My Sugar to Tea - Frank Sinatra: Ring-a-Ding, Ding!
Sugar Town - Nancy Sinatra: Sugar Town
Burnt Sugar - Sue Raney: All By Myself
Sugar, Don’t You Know - Bing Crosby & Count Basie: Bing ’n Basie
Sugar Blues - Ella Fitzgerald: 78rpm single
Sugarfoot Rag - Ella Fitzgerald with Sy Oliver & His Orchestra: The Chronological Classics 1950
Sugar Rush - Estelle Kokot: The Sound of You
Sugar Buzz - k d lang: Sing It Loud
Can I Call You Sugar (Sugar Rum Cherry) - Lorraine Feather: Such Sweet Thunder
My Sugar Is So Refined - Johnny Mercer: Personality

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

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Series 10, Prog 1

CATS & DOGS

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

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 (STEM)

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

LP Artwork: Out There with Betty Carter

An eye-catching, Sputnik-inspired album cover for the 1958 album, Out There with Betty Carter.

Originally released on Peacock Records, the line up musicians is incredible, including Benny Golson, Wynton Kelly and Sam Jones.

One of my top favourites by Ms Carter.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Series 9, Prog 20

RIVERS

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

By the Bend of the River - Betty Carter: Out There with Betty Carter
By the River Sainte Marie - Sy Oliver & Billy Eckstine: Dance to the Music of Sy Oliver
Cry Me a River - Janet Seidel: The Art of Lounge 3
Many Rivers to Cross - Martha Reeves: Martha Reeves
Lazy River - Bobby Darin: single
Moon River - Sarah McKenzie: We Could Be Lovers
River Shallow - Nancy Wilson: Lush Life
Ol’ Man River - Ray Charles: Ol’ Man River
River - Madeleine Peyroux & k d lang: Half the Perfect World
River, Stay ‘Way from My Door - The Dave Brubeck Quartet & Jimmy Rushing
River Weep - Toni Harper & Marty Paich Orchestra: Lady Lonely
River Deep, Mountain High - Annie Lennox: Coldest (EP)
Down by the Riverside - Louis Armstrong: Louis and the Good Book
Take Me to the River - Diane Schuur: Schuur Thing

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

Friday, 2 June 2017

Series 9, Prog 19

THE BEATLES' LEGACY

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

Eleanor Rigby - Mark Murphy: Satisfaction Guaranteed
Rocky Raccoon - Lena Horne & Gabor Szabo: Watch What Happens!
Can’t Buy Me Love - Hanna Vasanth (aka H Dawg): Demo
Come Together - Michael Ruff Band: Michael Ruff Band
The Long and Winding Road - Peggy Lee: Make It With You
Yesterday - Erroll Garner: Feeling Is Believing
And I Love Him - Lisa Lauren: Lisa Lauren Loves The Beatles
I Should Have Known Better - Muriel Zoe: Neon Blue
Here, There and Everywhere - Perry Como: Just Out of Reach
You Never Give Me Your Money - Sarah Vaughan: Songs of The Beatles
Norwegian Wood - Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66: Ye-Me-Le
For No One - Liza Minnelli: Liza Minnelli
In My Life - Todd Gordon: Ballads from the Midnight Hotel
Because - Venessa Mae/Sir George Martin: In My Life
Across the Universe - Fiona Apple: Pleasantville (Soundtrack)

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


The Beatles 50 years ago...


Saturday, 27 May 2017

Series 9, Prog 18

WELL, I NEVER!

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

I Never Knew - Peggy Lee: Pete Kelly’s Blues (Soundtrack)
I Never Knew (I Could Love Anyone Like I'm Loving You) - Keely Smith: Politely
The Girls I Never Kissed - Frank Sinatra: Reprise Studio Recordings (Disc 20)
I Never Had a Chance - Anita O’Day: Pick Yourself Up
I Hope I Never Leave This Place - Lorraine Feather: Attachments
I’ll Never Be the Same - Sarah Vaughan: The Lonely Hours
I’ll Never Smile Again - The Four Freshmen: Love Lost
I Never Felt This Way Before - Live at Umbria Jazz
I’ll Never Say Never Again - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra featuring Helen Ward - 78rpm single
I Never Told You - Dena DeRose: Travelin' Light - Live in Antwerp, Belgium
I’ve Never Been In Love Before - Todd Gordon & Sunny Kim: Unreleased Track
I Never Went Away - Carol Sloane: I Never Went Away
Never Let Me Go - Nancy Wilson: Yesterday's Love Songs, Today's Blues
It Never Entered My Mind - Johnny Hartman: The Voice That Is!
If You Never Come To Me (Inútil Paisagem) - Chris McNulty: Whispers the Heart
I’ll Never Be Free - Chris Connor: Witchcraft

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

Saturday, 20 May 2017

LP Artwork: Las Vegas Prima Style / Louis Prima, Keely Smith & Sam Butera

Period album cover featuring the then-husband-and-wife team of Louis Prima and Keely Smith.

However, our track from this album is Greenback Dollar Bill sung by New Orleans tenor saxophonist, Sam Butera, who was a regular feature on Prima gigs and many recordings as bandleader of The Witnesses.

Series 9, Prog 17

GREEN

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

When the Wind was Green - Frank Sinatra: September of My Years
The Grass Is Greener - Nancy Wilson: How Glad I Am
Blue In Green - Dena DeRose: Travelin' Light - Live in Antwerp, Belgium
Mountain Greenery - Mel Tormé: Live At The Crescendo 
Blue, Green, Grey and Gone - Sarah Vaughan: Sarah Vaughan with Michel Legrand
All the World Is Green - Tom Waits: Blood Money
Under the Greenwood Tree - Maxine Sullivan & Dick Hyman: Sullivan/Shakespeare/Hyman
Bein’ Green - Lena Horne: Nature’s Baby
Green Door - Cannonball Adderley & Ernie Andrews: Live Session!
Little Green - Joni Mitchell: Blue
Evergreen - Todd Gordon & The Royal Air Force Squadronaires: Evergreen
Green Eyes - Helen O’Connell: Green Eyes
Greenback Dollar Bill - Sam Butera: Las Vegas Prima Style
Greensleeves - Morgana King: Folk Songs a la King
Little Green Apples - Bing Crosby & Count Basie: Bing ’n Basie
On Green Dolphin Street - Carmen McRae: Carmen McRae at The Great American Music Hall (Vol 1)

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

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Series 9, Prog 16

GOOD OLD RANDY: RANDALL STUART NEWMAN

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

Guilty - Madeleine Peyroux: The Blue Room
Simon Smith And The Amazing Dancing Bear - Randy Newman: Sail Away
Have You Seen My Baby - Fats Domino: Sweet Patootie/Complete Reprise Recordings
Baltimore - Nina Simone: Baltimore
Love Story - Peggy Lee: Is That All There Is?
Is That All There Is? - Peggy Lee: Is That All There Is?
Dayton, Ohio 1903 - Harry Nilsson: Nilsson Sings Newman
You Can Leave Your Hat On - Joe Cocker: Cocker
Every Time It Rains - Jacqui Dankworth: Back to You
Let’s Burn Down the Cornfield - Lou Rawls: You’ve Made Me So Very Happy
I Don’t Want to Hear It Anymore - Lorez Alexandria: In a Different Bag
I Wonder Why - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella
I Think It’s Going to Rain Today - Curtis Stigers: I Think It’s Going to Rain Today
Only a Girl - Randy Newman: Harps and Angels
Let Me Go - Barbra Streisand: Barbra Joan Streisand
Look at Me - Bobby Darin: Hello Dolly to Goodbye Charlie
Marie - Randy Newman: Good Old Boys

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


Saturday, 6 May 2017

LP Artwork: Ring-a-Ding, Ding! / Frank Sinatra

Buoyed with all the enthusiasm of a kid with a new toy, Frank Sinatra's first album recorded for his very own label - Reprise Records - was an upbeat affair. With West Coast jazz-style arrangements by Johnny Mandel, it found the singer in ebullient form with the title track written by his old pals, Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn.

The week's program, however, features the impressive version of the Schwartz/Dietz classic, You and the Night and the Music.


Series 9, Prog 15

NIGHT AND DAY

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

Night and Day - Anita O’Day: Anita O'Day Swings Cole Porter with Billy May
Another Day - Denise Donatelli: Soul Shadows
The Night We Called It a Day - Chet Baker: Embraceable You
Our Day Will Come - Martha Reeves: Martha Reeves (Bonus Track)
Night Wind - Lena Horne & Gabor Szabo: Watch What Happens!
You and the Night and the Music - Frank Sinatra: Ring-a-Ding, Ding!
Day By Day - Ernestine Anderson: A Song for You
What a Diff’rence a Day Makes - Ernestine Anderson: Never Make Your Move Too Soon
The Day the World Stopped Turning - Johnny Hartman: The Voice That Is!
When Day is Done - Keely Smith: I Wish You Love
Some Fine Day - Marlene VerPlanck: One Dream at a Time
Have a Nice Day - Bing Crosby & Count Basie: Bing ’n Basie
One Day I’ll Fly Away - Randy Crawford: Now May We Begin
Day In - Day Out - Mel Tormé: Night at The Concord Pavilion
Oh, What a Night for Love - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Swings Lightly

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