Thursday, 27 December 2018

Series 13, Prog 18

BRINGING IN A BRAND NEW YEAR
Intro: A Little White Ship - Todd Gordon: Love dot com

Happy New Year - Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson: Double Exposure
Still Crazy After All These Years - Ray Charles: My World
Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year - Carol Sloane: We’ll Meet Again
How Old Am I? - Frank Sinatra: September of My Years
A Hundred Years from Today - Helen Humes: Sneakin’ Around
The Future - Leonard Cohen: The Future
My Favorite Year - Margaret Whiting: The Lady’s In Love With You!
It Was a Very Good Year - Keely Smith: Keely Sings Sinatra
The Hungry Years - Peggy Lee: Peggy
This Year’s Kisses - Ella Fitzgerald: Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!
Alone Again (Naturally) - Todd Gordon: Love dot com
Bringing In a Brand New Year - Clairdee (with Brenda Boykin & Nicolas Bearde): This Christmas

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Friday, 21 December 2018

Series 13, Prog 17

CHRISTMAS TURNTABLE

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

The Christmas Song - Mel Tormé: My Kind of Music
Happy Holiday/The Holiday Season - Andy Williams: The Andy Williams Christmas Album
The Secret of Christmas - Ella Fitzgerald: Jukebox Ella
Christmas Is - Lou Rawls: Ho! Ho! Ho!
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Chanticleer: Let It Snow
The Christmas Waltz (Awayteam Remix) - Nancy Wilson: Merry Mixmas (Christmas Classics Remix)
White Christmas - Tony Bennett & Dexter Gordon: Bennett/Berlin
Love Never Fails - Janet Seidel: Hooray for Christmas
Christmas Glow Worm - Johnny Mercer: Capitol Sings Johnny Mercer
Blue Christmas - Harry Connick Jr: Harry for the Holidays
Christmas Time Is Here - Diana Krall: Christmas Songs
Merry Christmas, Baby - B B King: Yule Be Miserable
Winter Wonderland - Clairdee: This Christmas
Jingle Bells - Lena Horne: Merry from Lena
Getting Ready for Christmas Day - Paul Simon: Single
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Todd Gordon: Single

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Series 13, Prog 16

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

Jingle Bells - Frank Sinatra: A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra
An Old Fashioned Christmas - Frank Sinatra: 12 Songs of Christmas
White Christmas - Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby: The Christmas Collection
Christmas Mem’ries - Frank Sinatra: single
The First Noel - Frank Sinatra: A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra
I’ll Be Home for Christmas - Frank Sinatra: A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra
Christmas Dreaming - Christmas Songs by Sinatra
Whatever Happened to Christmas? - Frank Sinatra: The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas
I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm - Frank Sinatra: Ring-a-Ding, Ding!
Moonlight In Vermont - Frank Sinatra: Come Fly with Me
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Frank Sinatra: Frank Sinatra In Hollywood (1958-1964)
Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town - Frank Sinatra: The Columbia Years (1943-1952)
The Christmas Song - Frank Sinatra: A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra
I Wouldn’t Trade Christmas - Frank, Nancy, Frank Jr & Tina Sinatra: The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas
The Christmas Waltz - Frank Sinatra: The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas
We Wish You the Merriest - Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby: 12 Songs of Christmas
Silent Night - Frank Sinatra: The Christmas Collection

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


























Saturday, 8 December 2018

Series 13, Prog 15

AUDIENCES WITH...

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

Mack the Knife - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella & Duke/Cote d'Azur Concerts (Disc 5)
Do It Again - Vic Damone: The Great Vic Damone
Help Me Make It Through the Night - Johnny Hartman: Boston Concert 1976
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered - June Christy & Stan Kenton: Road Show
What Now, My Love? - Sammy Davis & Buddy Rich: The Sounds of '66
Out of This World - Mel Tormé & George Shearing: A Vintage Year
A Little Street Where Old Friends Meet - Tony Bennett: Unplugged
The Shadow of Your Smile - Lou Rawls: Lou Rawls Live!
I'll Be Seeing You - Sarah Vaughan: Sassy Swings The Tivoli (Disc 2)
Day By Day - Carmen McRae: The Great American Songbook, Vol 1
If I Could Almost Read Your Mind - Perry Como: In Person
You Gotta Know How - Peggy Lee: In Concert at The London Palladium
If - Frank Sinatra: New York
Teach Me Tonight - Clare Teal: Live at Ebenezer Chapel

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Friday, 30 November 2018

Series 13, Prog 14

THE ART OF THE ARRANGER

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

I’ve Got You Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra: Songs for Swingin’ Lovers! (Nelson Riddle)
It Ain’t Necessarily So - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Porgy & Bess (Russell Garcia)
You’re Blasé - Ella Fitzgerald: Like Someone In Love (Frank De Vol)
Chicago - Sy Oliver: Sentimental Sy (Sy Oliver)
Kansas City - Peggy Lee: Blues Cross Country with The Quincy Jones Orchestra (Quincy Jones)
Fly Me to the Moon - Tony Bennett: If I Ruled the World/Songs for the Jet Set (Don Costa)
The Late, Late Show - Dakota Staton: The Late, Late Show (Van Alexander)
Dancing In the Dark - Diana Krall: The Look of Love (Claus Ogerman)
Solitary Moon - Shirley Horn: You’re My Thrill (Johnny Mandel)
In the Dark - Jimmy Witherspoon: Hey, Mrs Jones (H B Barnum)
As Time Goes By - Harry Nilsson: A Little Touch of Schmilsson In the Night (Gordon Jenkins)
It’s a Pity to Say Goodnight - June Christy: June Christy Recalls Those Kenton Days (Pete Rugolo)
There’ll Be Some Changes Made - Dinah Washington: Dinah (Hal Mooney)
Artificial Flowers - Bobby Darin: single (Dick Behrke)
The Song Is You - Nancy Wilson: Yesterday’s Love Songs, Today’s Blues (Gerald Wilson)

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com





















One of the greatest pairings of all time: Frank Sinatra & Nelson Riddle

Saturday, 24 November 2018

Series 13, Prog 13

Series 13, Prog 13 (24 Nov 2018)

1966 - A VERY GOOD YEAR

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

If It’s the Last Thing I Do - Sammy Davis Jr & Buddy Rich: The Sounds of ’66
I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) - Julie London: For the Night People
On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever) - Frank Sinatra: Strangers In the Night
These Boots Are Made For Walkin' (Mono) - Nancy Sinatra: Boots (Bonus Track)
The Shadow of Your Smile - Carmen McRae: Woman Talk - Live At The Village Gate
Bee-Bom - Morgana King: Wild Is Love
The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel: The Sound of Silence
We Can Work It Out - The Beatles: 1
Call Me - Peggy Lee: Guitars a la Lee
A Time for Love - Tony Bennett: A Time for Love
Daydream - The Lovin’ Spoonful: Daydream
Sunny - The Mills Brothers with Count Basie & His Orchestra: Annual Report
If I Were a Carpenter - Bobby Darin: If I Were a Carpenter
Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds
Let’s Do It - Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington: The Stockholm Concert (1966)
Born Free - Matt Monro & Nelson Riddle: Matt Sings, Nelson Swings
Sunshine Superman - Donovan: Sunshine Superman

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Saturday, 17 November 2018

Series 13, Prog 12

DUKE ELLINGTON SONGBOOK

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

Things Ain't What They Used to Be - Lambert, Hendricks & Ross: Sing Ellington
Love You Madly - Cleo Laine and Mel Tormé: Nothing Without You
I'm Checking Out... Goodbye - Rosemary Clooney & Duke Ellington: Blue Rose
I'm Just a Lucky So and So - Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington: The Great Summit
Come Sunday - Carmen McRae: Bittersweet
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart - Lena Horne: Lovely and Alive
I Didn't Know About You - Patti Page: In the Land of Hi-Fi
Don't Get Around Much Any More - Barry Manilow: Singin' with the Big Bands
I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) - Julie London: For the Night People
Satin Doll - Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington Orchestra: Côte d'Azur Concerts (Disc 5)
All I Need Is the Girl - Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington: Francis A & Edward K
Blue Piano - Freda Payne: After the Lights Go Down Low
Just Squeeze Me - Sarah Vaughan: Sarah + 2
Caravan - Tony Bennett: Bennett Sings Ellington/Hot and Cool
I'm Beginning to See the Light - Nancy Wilson: The Nancy Wilson Show!
Jump for Joy - Mark Murphy: Midnight Mood

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Friday, 9 November 2018

Series 13, Prog 11

A WEEK IN MUSIC

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

Whatcha Gonna Do On Monday - Frank Rosolino: Turn Me Loose!
Sunday, Monday or Always - Jimmy Scott: Falling In Love Is Wonderful
Get Rid of Monday - Shirley Horn: All Night Long
Stormy Monday Blues - Billy Eckstine & Count Basie: Basie/Eckstine Incorporated
Friday's Child - Nancy Sinatra: Nancy In London
Sunday - Frank Sinatra: Swing Easy
Unlucky Woman (Born on a Friday) - Cleo Laine: Born on a Friday
Come Saturday Morning - Tony Bennett: Tony Bennett's Something
Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night of the Week) - Helen O'Connell: Here's Helen
Maybe (Tuesday Morning) - Spencer Day: Vagabond
(Looking For) The Heart of a Saturday Night - Madeleine Peyroux: Half the Perfect World
Every Saturday Night - Ray Charles & The Count Basie Orchestra: Ray Sings, Basie Swings
Saturday's Children - June Christy: The Song Is June
Never On a Sunday - Lena Horne: Lena In Hollywood
Come Sunday - Joe Williams: Joe Williams & Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra
Sunday In New York - Marie Murphy: I Luv NY Mix
Great Day - Sarah Vaughan: After Hours 

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Saturday, 27 October 2018

LP Artwork: Come Fly with Me / Frank Sinatra

The opening track to this week's show, Around the World, comes from one of Frank Sinatra's best selling albums. Complete with its iconic artwork, although Mr S was less than impressed when he saw the proof. He felt it was more an advertisement for TWA than his recordings!

Released in January 1958, it held the top spot for five weeks in the Billboard charts.

Series 13, Prog 10

TAKING A TRIP…

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

Around the World - Frank Sinatra: Come Fly with Me
Brazil - Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney: Fancy Meeting You Here
Stars Fell on Alabama - Billie Holiday: Songs for Distingue Lovers
Blue Hawaii - Ray Charles: The Genius Hits the Road
Georgia On My Mind - Ella Fitzgerald & Nelson Riddle: Ella Swings Gently with Nelson
A Foggy Day (In London Town) - Morgana King: The Greatest Songs Ever Swung
When In Rome - Tony Bennett & Bill Evans: The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album
New York State of Mind - Carmen McRae: Live at Bubba's!
St Louis Blues - Nat King Cole: Songs from St Louis Blues
Scarborough Fair - Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66: Fool On the Hill
Flying Down to Rio - Fred Astaire: The Complete London Sessions
Ode to Billie Joe - Nancy Wilson: Welcome to My Love
Witchita Lineman - Barb Jungr: The Men I Love/The New American Songbook
By the Time I Get to Phoenix - Peggy Lee: Two Shows Nightly
Love Is Here to Stay - Mark Murphy: Once to Every Heart

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



Saturday, 20 October 2018

LP Artwork: Dinah Sings, Previn Plays

The strapline on this wonderful album cover says it all: SONGS IN A MID-NIGHT MOOD.

Sophisticated vocals and ever-so-subtle accompaniment from André Previn and his trio.

Although it's the track Sleepy Time Gal that fits in with this week's theme, check out two of the other absolute gems on this release: The Man I Love and I'll Be Seeing You; they're as good as it gets.

Series 13, Prog 9

GOOD TIMES

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)


Thursday, 18 October 2018

Series 13, Prog 8

GOODBYE-ING!

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

Bye, Bye Blues - Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong: Bing & Louis
We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye - Diana Krall: Glad Rag Doll
The House Is Haunted By the Echo of Your Last Goodbye - Mel Tormé: Tormé
To Say Goodbye - Janet Seidel: The Art of Loung (Vol 1)
Mama's Gone, Goodbye - Peggy Lee: I'm a Woman
Bye, Baby, Bye - Johnny Hartman: single
I Will Say Goodbye - Sarah Vaughan: Sarah Vaughan with Michel Legrand
Goodbye - Frank Sinatra: Only the Lonely (mono MFSL release)
Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye - Eydie Gormé: Eydie Gormé Vamps the Roaring 20s
Make This a Slow Goodbye - Vic Damone: My Baby Loves to Swing
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Ella Fitzgerald: The Cole Porter Songbook
Don't Like Goodbyes - Tony Bennett: Art of Romance
Bye, Bye Love - Madeleine Peyroux: The Blue Room
Goodbye, Charlie - Bobby Darin: Hello, Dolly to Goodbye, Charlie
Goodbye (She Quietly Says) - Todd Gordon: Love dot com
Goodbye for Now - Barbra Streisand: The Movie Album

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com



Friday, 5 October 2018

Series 13, Prog 7

CHILD'S PLAY
Intro: A Little White Ship - Todd Gordon: Love dot com

All His Children - Bing Crosby & Count Basie: Bing ‘n’ Basie
Children of Coincidence - Dory Previn: We’re Children of Coincidence and Harpo Marx
Children, Children - Sammy Davis Jr: Lonely Is the Name
When I Was a Child - Peggy Lee: If You Go
Everybody’s Handsome Child - Ray Charles: Strong Love Affair
The Man with the Child In His Eyes - Kate Bush: The Kick Inside
Where Do the Children Play - Jess Abrams: Cat Stevens Reconstructed
Something Good - Todd Gordon: Love’s Illusions
Be a Child - Cleo Laine & Dudley Moore: Smilin’ Through
A Child Is Born - Tony Bennett & Bill Evans: Tony Bennett & Bill Evans
Emily - Barbra Streisand: The Movie Album
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child - Lou Rawls: The Soul Stirring Gospel Sound Of The Pilgrim Travelers Featuring Lou Rawls
Friday’s Child - Nancy Sinatra: Movin’ with Nancy
Beautiful Child - Rufus Wainwright: Want One
God Bless the Child - Esther Phillips: CTI Summer Jazz At The Hollywood Bowl, Live

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Saturday, 29 September 2018

Series 13, Prog 6

LET THERE BE LIGHT

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

I’m Beginning to See the Light - Ella Fitzgerald: Live from The Cave Supper Club, Vancouver
After the Lights Go Down - Vic Damone: Linger Awhile with Vic Damone
Lamplight - Della Reese: Della By Starlight
Light My Fire - Erma Franklyn: Soul Sister
Lights Out - Nat King Cole: The Touch of Your Lips
Soft Lights and Sweet Music - Lee Wiley: ’S Wonderful
Light Out of Darkness - Shirley Horn: Quiet Now - Come a Little Closer
Downtown - Frank Sinatra: Strangers In the Night
Someone To Light Up My Life (Se Todos Fossem Iquais a Voce) - Frank Sinatra: Sinatra & Company
When Lights Are Low - Dena DeRose: Introducing Dena DeRose
I'll Keep The Love Light Burning (In My Heart) - Louis Armstrong: Satchmo Serenades
Speed of Light - Lorraine Feather: Café Society
House of the Blue Lights - Ella Mae Morse & Freddie Slack: Single
You Light Up My Life - Perry Como: Where You’re Concerned
My Shining Hour - Densie Donatelli: What Lies Within
How About You - Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney: Fancy Meeting You Here
Let's Put Out The Lights And Go To Sleep - Lena Horne: Give the Lady What She Wants


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