Friday, 27 December 2019

Series 16, Prog 9

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

Happy New Year - Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson: Double Exposure
One the Very First Day - Bing Crosby: Seasons
This Year’s Kisses - Nina Simone: Let It All Out
Still Crazy After All These Years - Ray Charles: My World
Through the Years - Ready, Willing & Mabel: A Cocktail for the Ears
This Time of Year - June Christy: This Time of Year
Ten Years of Tears - Cannonball Adderley & Ernie Andrews: Live Session!
Ten Good Years - Nancy Wilson: The Nancy Wilson Show!
The September of My Years - Frank Sinatra: September of My Years
New Year’s Eve Song - Patricia Barber: The Cole Porter Mix
It Was a Very Good Year - Lou Rawls: Soulin’
The Hungry Years - Peggy Lee: Peggy Lee Live In London 
A Hundred Years from Today - June Christy Recalls Those Kenton Days
The Impatient Years - Frank Sinatra: Our Town (EP)
Bringing In a Brand New Year - Clairdee (with Brenda Boykin & Nicolas Bearde): This Christmas


Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Saturday, 21 December 2019

Series 16, Prog 8

HAPPY HOLIDAY!

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 16, Prog 7

THE ART OF THE ARRANGER

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

When Day Is Done - Keely Smith: I Wish You Love
Stardust - Nat King Cole: Love Is the Thing
I’m Beginning to See the Light - Ella Fitzgerald: The Duke Ellington Song Book
Come Rain or Come Shine - Frank Sinatra: Sinatra & Strings
Brazil - Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney: Fancy Meeting You Here
The Man I Love - Sarah Vaughan: Gershwin Live
Only a Girl - Randy Newman: Harps and Angels
Is That All There Is? - Peggy Lee: Is That All There Is?
Guilty - Madeleine Peyroux: The Blue Room
Nowhere with Love - Harry Connick Jr: Come By Me
How Insensitive - Diana Krall: From This Moment On
Unforgettable - Aretha Franklin: Unforgettable/A Tribute To Dinah Washington
Charade - Bobby Darin: Hello Dolly to Goodbye Charlie


Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Saturday, 7 December 2019

Series 16, Prog 6

THE TURNTABLE GOES LATIN!
Intro: A Little White Ship - Todd Gordon: Love dot com

By Myself - Lena Horne: Lena Like Latin
Once I Loved - Salena Jones: Salena Sings Jobim with the Jobims
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps - Doris Day: Latin for Lovers
What a Diff’rence a Day Makes - Dean Martin: Dino Latino
The Girl from Ipanema - Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz: This Is Astrud Gilberto
Till There Was You - Peggy Lee: Latin ala Lee
Mr Sandman - Anita O’Day & Cal Tjader: Time for 2
Bossa Nova Pot Pouri - Mel Tormé: In Concert Tokyo
Marching Through the Wilderness - David Byrne: Rei Momo
Stardust Bossa Nova - Ella Fitzgerald: single
Every Passing Minute - Barcelona Big Latin Band & London Community Gospel Choir: concert performance
Carnival - The Hi-Lo’s: The Hi-Lo’s Happen to Bossa Nova
O Grande Amor - Earl Okin: Bossa Britannica
Magic Is the Moonlight - Rosemary Clooney & Pérez Prado Orchestra: A Touch of Tobasco
Baia - Mel Tormé: Olé Tormé

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Friday, 29 November 2019

Series 16, Prog 5

ALL GOOD WISHES

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

I Wish I Were In Love Again - Frank Sinatra: A Swingin’ Affair!
I Wish I’d Met You - Nancy Wilson: RSVP
How I Wish - Carmen McRae: Live at Umbria Jazz
I Wish I Didn’t Love You So - Jimmy Scott: Falling In Love Is Wonderful
I Wish I Knew - Tina May: My Kinda Love
I Wished On the Moon - Billie Holiday: Songs for Distingue Lovers
Wish You Were Here - Glen Campbell: Ghost On the Canvas (bonus track)
When You Wish Upon a Star - Linda Ronstadt: For Sentimental Reasons
Wishing Will Make It So - Mark Murphy: Playing the Field
A Wish - Norma Winstone: Songs & Lullabies
Wish I Was Back In My Baby’s Arms - Lena Horne: Lena Sings Your Requests
More I Cannot Wish You - Clark Dennis: Guys and Dolls (Reprise Repertory Theater)
Wishin’ and Hopin’ - Dusty Springfield: Going Back
I Wish You Love - Blossom Dearie: May I Come In?
Mr Wishing Well - Nat King Cole: Thank You, Pretty Baby
I Wish - Stevie Wonder: Songs In the Key of Life

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Thursday, 21 November 2019

Series 16, Prog 4

THOUGHT PROCESSES

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

Thinking of You - Sarah Vaughan: After Hours
I Think I Like You - Sammy Davis Jr: Sings the Complete Dr Doolittle
I May Be Wrong (But I Think You’re Wonderful) - The Mills Brothers & Count Basie: The Board of Directors
I Think It’s Going to Rain Today - Cleo Laine: Born On a Friday
Sometimes I Think I Do - Jimmy Rushing: If It Ain’t the Blues
I Thought About You - Carmen McRae: The Great American Songbook
All I Think About Is You - Harry Nilsson: Knnillssonn
Think About Your Troubles - Lena Horne: Nature’s Baby
A Woman’s Intuition - Lee Wiley: Back Home Again
I Think of You - Perry Como: I Think of You
I Think of You - Frank Sinatra: Where Are You?
I’ll Only Miss Him When I Think of Him - Peggy Lee: Big Spender
It Ain’t What You’re Thinkin’ - Jimmy Witherspoon: Singin’ the Blues
The Very Thought of You - Shirley Horne: You’re My Thrill
Think How It’s Gonna Be - Tony Bennett: Tony Bennett’s Something 

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


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