Thursday, 11 July 2019

Series 15, Prog 5

ORNITHOLOGY

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

Bob White (Whatcha Gonna Swing Tonight) - Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer: Two of a Kind
Gaviota (Seagull) - Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band featuring Roberta Gambarini (Directed by Brent Fischer)
Blackbird - Sarah Vaughan: Songs of The Beatles
Bye Bye Blackbird - Mel Tormé: A New Album
When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob-Bob-Bobbin' Along - Bing Crosby & Al Jolson: The Complete Radio Duets
Strange Meadowlark - Norma Winstone & John Taylor: Like Song, Like Weather
Flamingo - Vic Damone: Strange Enchantment
Sparrow - Mary Hopkin: Those Were the Days
His Eye Is on the Sparrow - Carmen McRae: Birds of a Feather
Ain't No Chicken Gonna Fool Me - Sy Oliver: The Chronological Classics 1949-1952
Skylark - Hoagy Carmichael: Hoagy Sings Carmichael
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - Carol Kidd: Dreamsville
Wandering Swallow - Peggy Lee: The Singles Collection (1952-1958) [Disc 3]
Let There Be Love - Nat King Cole: Nat King Cole Sings - George Shearing Quintet Plays
The Eagle and Me - Shirley Horn: Where Are You Going

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Saturday, 6 July 2019

Series 15, Prog 4

I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE 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 - Denise 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: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Sunday, 30 June 2019

Series 15, Prog 3

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

That Ole Devil Called Love - Carol Sloane: Love You Madly
That’s A-Plenty - Bing Crosby & Ella Fitzgerald: Swingin' With Bing: Bing Crosby's Lost Radio Performances [Disc 2]
That's All There Is, There Isn't Any More - Della Reese: What Do You Know About Love
That Old Black Magic - Billy Eckstine: Once More with Feeling
That's All There Is To That - Dinah Washington: What A Diff'rence A Day Makes!
That Face - Frank Sinatra Jr: That Face
That Day (Cinema Paradiso) - Karrin Allyson: From Paris to Rio
That Certain Feeling - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George & Ira Gershwin Song Book - Vol 2
That’s All I Ask - Nina Simone: Wild Is the Wind
That Old Feeling - Frank Sinatra: Nice ’n’ Easy
That’s It, I Quit! - Sarah McKenzie: We Could Be Lovers
That’s Your Red Wagon - Anita O’Day & Cal Trader: Time for 2
That’s What Makes a Girl - Mark Murphy: Who Can I Turn To?
That’s No Joke - Shirley Horn:  Loads of Love
That’s Life - Aretha Franklin: Aretha Arrives
That’s What I Like - Perry Como: We Get Letters
That’s All - Sarah Vaughan: Crazy and Mixed Up

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Series 15, Prog 2

MARVELLOUS MEDLEYS

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

Gershwin Medley (But Not for Me, Love Is Here to Stay, Embraceable You, Someone to Watch Over Me) - Sarah Vaughan: Ronnie Scott's Presents Sarah Vaughan Live - Vol 2
West Side Story Medley (Jet Song, Something's Coming, Cool, Tonight, A-Me-Ri-Ca, Gee, Office Krupke, Maria) - Sammy Davis Jr: At The Cocoanut Grove
Ray Charles Tribute (Hallelujah! I Love Him So, I Got a Man, Just for a Thrill, Yes Indeed!) - Peggy Lee: Peggy at Basin Street East
Unthemed Medley (That Old Black Magic, Cheek to Cheek, Jersey Bounce, Sweet Georgia Brown, Lucky In Love, Hit The Road To Dreamland, For Me And My Gal) - Mark Murphy: This Could Be the Start of Something
Porgy & Bess Medley (Summertime/They Pass By Singin'/I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'/It Take A Long Pull To Get There/It Ain't Necessary So/Strawberry Women/Oh, Bess, Oh Bess, Where's My Bess/Bess, You Is My Woman) - Mel Tormé: Mel Tormé & Friends

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Series 15, Prog 1

HOME

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

The Journey Home - Georgia Mancio & Alan Broadbent: Songbook
Comin’ Home Baby - Mel Tormé: Comin’ Home Baby!
Home (With You) - Dena DeRose: A Walk In the Park
Come In From the Rain - Todd Gordon: Ballads from the Midnight Hotel
Why Do the Wrong People Travel? - Elaine Stritch: At Liberty
It’s Nice to Go Trav’ling (But Oh So Nice to Come Home) - Frank Sinatra: Come Fly With Me
I’ll Be Home - Lee Wiley: Back Home Again
Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home - Shirley Horn: I Remember Miles
Home Again - Christine Tobin & Liam Noble: Tapestry Unravelled
Gotta Travel On - The Hi-Lo’s: The Hi-Lo’s Happen to Folk Songs
I’m Coming Home Again - Carmen McRae: I’m Coming Home Again
Sentimental Journey - Sue Raney: A Tribute to Doris Day/Heart’s Desire
Walkin’ My Baby Back Home - Nat King Cole
Bring It on Home to Me - Aretha Franklin: Soul ’69

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Series 14, Prog 20

JUST AIN’T!

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

Things Ain’t What They Used to Be - Ella Fitzgerald: Things Ain’t What They Used to Be (And You Better Believe It)
Ain’t Nobody Got the Blues Like Me - Barbara Dane: Trouble In Mind
If Love Ain’t There - Nat King Cole: Where Did Everyone Go?
I Ain’t Got Nobody - Rosemary Clooney & Nelson Riddle: Rosie Solves the Swingin’ Riddle
I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good) - Frank Sinatra: A Swingin’ Affair!
Ain’t That Peculiar - Martha Reeves: Martha Reeves
Ain’t We Got Fun - Bob Hope & Margaret Whiting: Just for You (EP)
Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You - Lou Rawls: Nobody But Lou
Ain’t No Way - Jean Carne: You’re a Part of Me
Ain’t That a Kick In the Head - Dean Martin: At the Movies
I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But the Blues - Barbara Morrison: I Know How to Do It
I Ain’t Mad at You, Pretty Baby - Jimmy Witherspoon: Hey, Mrs Jones
‘Tain’t What You Do (It’s the Way That You Do It) - Erin Dickins: Nice Girls
Is You Is, or Is You Ain’t My Baby - June Christy: Big Band Specials
There Ain't No Sweet Girl (That's Worth The Salt Of My Tears) - Bobby Darin: I Wanna Be Around
You Ain’t Had the Blues - Nancy Wilson: Nancy - Naturally
‘Tain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella In Montreux


Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Saturday, 1 June 2019

Series 14, Prog 19

ONE UP, ONE DOWN

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

I'm Sitting On Top of the World - Aretha Franklin: The Tender, The Moving, The Swinging Aretha Franklin
Today I Sing the Blues - Aretha Franklin: Aretha with the Ray Bryant Combo
Baby, Won't You Please Come Home - Della Reese: Della
Come-on-a My House - Della Reese: Della Cha, Cha, Cha
Only the Lonely - Frank Sinatra: Only the Lonely
Swingin' Down the Lane - Frank Sinatra: Songs for Swingin' Lovers!
Say It Isn't So - Peggy Lee: If You Go
I've Got Those Feelin' Too Good Today Blues - Peggy Lee: Mirrors
Day By Day - Carmen McRae: The Great American Songbook
All By Myself - Carmen McRae: Can't Hide Love
Yes Indeed! - Dinah Shore: Dinah, Yes Indeed!
I'll Be Seeing You - Dinah Shore: Dinah Sings, Previn Plays
Help Me Make It Through the Night - Johnny Hartman: Today
Isn't It Romantic? - Johnny Hartman: Unforgettable
Russian Lullaby - Ella Fitzgerald: The Irving Berlin Songbook
Old MacDonald - Ella Fitzgerald: Whisper Not
Down In the Depths (On the Ninetieth Floor) - Syliva Syms: Sylvia Syms Sings 

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Series 14, Prog 18

FLOWERS

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

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


Thursday, 16 May 2019

Series 14, Prog 17

IT’S IN THE TELLING…

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

I’ll Tell You What - Ronnie Whyte: Shades of Whyte
Something Tells Me (I'm Falling In Love) - Kristin Korb: Beyond the Moon
It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie - Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller: Fats Waller Plays and Sings
Tell Me Once Again - Carol Kidd & Nigel Clark: Tell Me Once Again
Someone to Tell It To - Nat King Cole: Looking Back
My Heart Tells Me (Should I Believe My Heart) - Nat King Cole: The Very Thought of You
Tell All the World About You - Peggy Lee: Sugar & Spice
No One Ever Tells You - Frank Sinatra: A Swingin’ Affair!
Tell Her You Love Her - Frank Sinatra: Tell Her You Love Her
Tell Her (You Love Her Each Day) - Frank Sinatra: Sinatra ’65
You Don’t Have to Tell Me - Carmen McRae: The Very Thought of You
You Tell Me Your Dreams, I'll Tell You Mine - The Mills Brothers: 78rpm single
Tell Me - Bing Crosby & Bob Scobey's Frisco Jazz Band: Bing with a Beat
Tell Me More And More, And Then Some - Ann Burton: New York State of Mind
Tell Me How Do You Feel - Ray Charles: single
Tell Me the Truth - Nancy Wilson: single
What Will I Tell My Heart - Arthur Prysock & Count Basie: Arthur Prysock-Count Basie
Tell Mama - Etta James: Tell Mama


Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Thursday, 9 May 2019

Series 14, Prog 16

ENDEARMENTS

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

Call Me Darling - Ella Fitzgerald & Nelson Riddle: Ella Swings Gently with Nelson (Bonus Track)
Can’t You see Darling (What You’re Doing to Me) - Ray Charles: The Greatest Collection Ever Made
My Dearest Darling - Etta James: At Last!
Move Over Darling - Doris Day: Doris Day Sings Her Great Movie Hits
My Cutey's Due at Two-to-Two Today - Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer: Two of a Kind
Talk to Me, Baby - Mark Murphy: Who Can I Turn To?
My Melancholy Baby - Dinah Shore & André Previn: Dinah Sings, Previn Plays
Sentimental Baby - Frank Sinatra: Sinatra Sings... Of Love and Things
Yes Sir, That’s My Baby - Frank Sinatra: Strangers In the Night (Alternate Version - Take 4)
'Tain't So, Honey, 'T Aint So - Peggy Lee & Dave Barbour Quartet: Trav’lin’ Light
My Honey’s Lovin’ Arms - Bing Crosby, Toni Arden, Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden & Joe Venuti - Swingin' With Bing/Bing Crosby's Lost Radio Performances [Disc 3]
Come and Get It, Honey - Nellie Lutcher: Real Gone
Honey Honey - Ray Charles: single
Sweet Pumpkin - Carmen McRae: Live at Century Plaza
I’m Sorry Dear - Sammy Davis Jr: The Capitol Years
I Surrender Dear - Helen Humes: Swingin’ with Humes
I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher: Look at Us
You’re a Sweetheart - Frank Rosolino: Turn Me Loose!
Someday, Sweetheart - Johnny Mercer: Sweet Georgia Brown


Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Saturday, 4 May 2019

Series 14, Prog 15

FIRST SUNG BY FRED (ASTAIRE)

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

Cheek to Cheek - Fred Astaire: The Astaire Story (Vol 2)
A Foggy Day - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George & Ira Gershwin Songbook
Change Partners - Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim: Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim
Pick Yourself Up - Diana Krall: When I Look In Your Eyes
Steppin’ Out with My Baby - Tony Bennett: Unplugged
Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off - Mel Tormé: Mel Tormé Sings Fred Astaire
The Way You Look Tonight - Alison Burns: Kissing Bug
They Can’t Take That Away From Me - Vic Damone: The Liveliest
A Fine Romance - Oleg Frish & Melissa Manchester
Night and Day - Kat Edmonson: Take to the Sky
Dream Dancing - Denise Donatelli: In the Company of Friends
Top Hat, White Tie and Tails - Louis Armstrong: Louis Under the Stars
One for My Baby - Julie London: Your Number Please...
My One and Only - Claire Martin & Richard Rodney Bennett: When Lights Are Low
Fascinating Rhythm - Sarah Vaughan: Viva! Vaughan
Puttin’ On the Ritz - Fred Astaire: The Complete London Sessions 

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com




























Fred Astaire at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, circa 1955


Saturday, 27 April 2019

Series 14, Prog 14

SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW

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

Over the Rainbow - Janet Seidel: The Art of Lounge (Vol 3)
There’s a Rainbow ‘Round My Shoulder - Bobby Darin: Oh! Look at Me Now
Look for the Rainbow - Astrud Gilberto: Look for the Rainbow
A Ride On a Rainbow - Lena Horne: Lena Horne at The Sands
I’m Always Chasing Rainbows - Harry Nilsson: As Time Goes By (The Complete Schmilsson In the Night)
Sing a Rainbow - Peggy Lee: Pete Kelly’s Blues (Soundtrack)
Make Me Rainbows - Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie: A Perfect Match (Ella & Basie, Montreux ’79)
Over the Rainbow - Ella Fitzgerald: The Harold Arlen Song Book
Moon River - The Four Freshmen: In Person (Vol 2)
Where Is the Rainbow - Estelle Kokot: Information
What a Wonderful World - Tony Bennett & k d lang: A Wonderful World
You Can Sing a Rainbow - Nina Simone: Folksy Nina
This Is All I Ask - Carmen McRae: Live at Sugar Hill, San Francisco
Marie - Randy Newman: Good Old Boys
I’ve Got the World On a String - Frank Sinatra: This Is Sinatra
Over the Rainbow - Judy Garland: Judy at Carnegie Hall 

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com




Saturday, 20 April 2019

Series 14, Prog 13

IT’S MAGIC

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

The Music Is the Magic - Sarah McKenzie: We Could Be Lovers
Mister Magic - Tony Bennett: The Complete Improv Recordings
Under the Spell of the Blues - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Fitzgerald & Chick Webb
That Old Black Magic - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Harold Arlen Song Book (Vol 1)
Witchcraft - Frank Sinatra: All the Way
If It’s Magic - Alison Burns & Martin Taylor: 1:AM
Magic Garden - Johnny Mathis: I’ll Buy You a Star
(You’ve Got) The Magic Touch - The Platters: The Fabulous Platters
It’s Magic - Keely Smith: Politely
He Cast a Spell On Me - Linda Hindmarsh: Hello Again
Magic Is The Moonlight (Te Quiero Dijiste; aka Muñequita linda - Cute Little Doll) - Rosemary Clooney & Perez Prado: A Touch of Tabasco
Under Your Spell Again - Bobby Darin: You’re the Reason I’m Living
The Magic Gift - June Christy: This Time of Year
It’s Not Magic - Barcelona Big Latin Band: Live recording
I Put a Spell On You - Nina Simone: I Put a Spell On You

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The ever-so-talented writing partnership of Jule Styne
and Sammy Cahn who wrote It’s Magic, introduce by
Doris Day in 1947.