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


Series 15, Prog 16

JUST SONGS

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

Just You, Just Me - Hetty Kate: Comes Love
I Just Dropped By to Say Hello - Johnny Hartman: I Just Dropped By to Say Hello
I’m Just a Lucky So and So - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book
Just A-Sittin’ and A-Rockin’ - Mel Tormé: I Dig The Duke/I Dig The Count
Just As Much - Keely Smith: I Wish You Love
Just for a Thrill - Nancy Wilson: Nancy - Naturally
Just Because - Jimmy Rushing: Five Feet of Soul
Just for You - Aretha Franklin: The Electrifying Aretha Franklin
Just In Time - Blossom Dearie: Blossom Dearie Sings Comden & Green
I Just Want to Make Love to You - Etta James: At Last!
Just Friends - Andy Bey: Tuesdays In Chinatown
Just My Luck - Lena Horne: A Friend Of Yours - Songs By Burke & Van Heusen
Just One of Those Things - Margaret Whiting: Past Midnight !
Just Squeeze Me - Ernie Andrews: In the Dark
Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries - Carol Sloane: Out of the Blue
Just the Way You Are - Frank Sinatra: Trilogy (The Present)
My Baby Just Cares for Me - Nina Simone: Little Girl Blue
Love Is Just Around the Corner - Johnny Mercer: Sweet Georgia Brown
(You’re Not Sick) You’re Just In Love - Sarah Vaughan & Billy Eckstine: Sing More of Irving Berlin


Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com

Saturday, 21 September 2019

Series 15, Prog 15

EARLY AUTUMN

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

Early Autumn - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Johnny Mercer Song Book
September In the Rain - Dinah Washington: Tell Love Hello
Autumn Leaves - James Tormé: Love for Sale
’Tis Autumn - Eydie Gormé: Love Is a Season
Maybe September - Tony Bennett: The Movie Song Album
September Rain - Lorraine Feather: Such Sweet Thunder
My Autumn’s Done Come - Lee Hazlewood: The Very Special World of Lee Hazlewood
The September of My Years - Frank Sinatra: September of My Years
When October Goes - Nancy Wilson: Day Dream
Autumn In New York - Todd Gordon & Carol Kidd with the Royal Air Force Squadronaires: Evergreen
Sweet September - Freda Payne: After the Lights Go Down and Much More!
September Song - Sarah Vaughan: Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown
This October - The Four Freshmen: Four Freshmen and Five Guitars
November Girl - Carmen McRae & The Kenny Clark-Francy Boland Big Band: November Girl

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Monday, 16 September 2019

Series 15, Prog 14

DAY BY DAY BY DAY

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

What a Diff’rence a Day Makes - Bobby Darin: Bobby Darin Winners
Ain’t This a Wonderful Day - Anita O’Day: The Lady Is a Tramp
The Day You Came Along - Mel Tormé: A Tribute to Bing Crosby
All the Livelong Day - Ella Fitzgerald: Jukebox Ella
Another Day - Denise Donatelli: Soul Shadows
Anytime, Any Day, Anywhere - Lee Wiley: Rarities/Thinking of You
Day By Day - Frank Sinatra: Come Swing with Me!
Day In - Day Out - Diana Krall: From This Moment On
Here’s That Rainy Day - Irene Kral: Just for Now
It’s Monday Every Day - Lou Rawls: Nobody But Lou
It’s a Most Unusual Day - June Christy: Gone for the Day
Night and Day - Elaine Delmar: Elaine Delmar Sings Cole Porter
The Night We Called It a Day - Bob Dylan: Shadows In the Night
On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever) - Carmen McRae: Live at Century Plaza
Our Day Will Come - Martha Reeves: Martha Reeves
A Foggy Day (In London Town) - Sammy Davis Jr: Here’s Lookin’ at You
Some of These Days - Sue Raney: All By Myself 


Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com

Series 15, Prog 13

ONLY LONELY

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

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 Paich 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

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Series 15, Prog 12

BEIN' 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


Thursday, 22 August 2019

Series 15, Prog 11

NEVER SAY NEVER?

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

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 - Carmen McRae: 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























The show's opening track, I Never Knew, comes from this
great album, circa 1955.


Saturday, 17 August 2019

Series 15, Prog 10

NIGHTS AND DAYS

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

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


Saturday, 10 August 2019

Series 15, Prog 9

THE NEWER AMERICAN SONGBOOK: RANDY NEWMAN

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

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
Better Off Dead - Carol Grimes: Mother
Marie - Randy Newman: Good Old Boys

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com





















Backstage with the great Randy Newman - a genius!