Friday, 23 October 2020

Series 18, Prog 12

TAKE A LOOK…


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


Look at Me - Bobby Darin: Hello Dolly to Goodbye Charlie

Looks Like They’re In Love - Cleo Laine: single

The Look of Love - Diana Krall: The Look of Love

The Look of Love - Frank Sinatra: Softly, As I Leave You

Look to Your Heart - Sarah Vaughan: Snowbound

Looking for a Boy - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book - Vol 2

The Way You Look Tonight - Mel Tormé & George Shearing : A Vintage Year

Look Out Up There - June Christy: This Is June Christy

Look at That Face - Carmen McRae: Woman Talk/Live At The Village Gate

When I Looked Again - Denise Donatelli: Soul Shadows

Hey, Look Me Over - Peggy Lee: Extra Special!

Hey Look, No Crying - Frank Sinatra: She Shot Me Down

I’m Beginning to See the Light - Nancy Wilson: The Nancy Wilson Show!

Close Your Eyes - Doris Day & André Previn: Duet

Oh! Look at Me Now - Dick Haymes: Oh! Look at Me Now

Here’s Looking at You - Cynthia Crane & Mike Renzi: Smoky Bar Songs

Them There Eyes - Anita O’Day: Anita Sings The Most


Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Photo: Francis Seura



Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Series 18, Prog 11

GOODBYE!


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 Lounge (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



Photo: Cottonbro



Saturday, 10 October 2020

Series 18, Prog 10

ALL AT SEA


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


Smooth Sailing - Ella Fitzgerald: Smooth Sailing

Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darin: That's All

Sails - Denise Donatelli: What Lies Within

Red Sails in the Sunset - Big Joe Turner: Nobody In Mind

A Ship Without a Sail - Lee Wiley: Lee Wiley Sings Rodgers & Hart

My Ship - Anita O'Day: Anita O'Day and the Three Sounds

Honey Pie - Barbra Streisand: What About Today?

Someone's Rocking My Dreamboat - Dinah Washington: The Fats Waller Songbook

Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat - Sammy Davis Jr: Guys and Dolls

Trains and Boats and Planes - Dionne Warwick: Here Where There Is Love

Ferry Boat Serenade - The Andrews Sisters: In Hi-Fi

I'll Sail This Ship Alone - The Beautiful South: Welcome to the Beautiful South

Shipwrecked Blues - Jimmy Rushing: Jimmy Rushing and the Smith Girls

Little Boat - Peggy Lee: Mink Jazz

On a Slow Boat to China - Dee Dee Bridgewater: Live at Yoshi's


Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Photo: Johannes Rapprich




Series 18, Prog 9

THE LANDSCAPE


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


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



Photo: Simon Migaj



Saturday, 26 September 2020

Series 18, Prog 8

BOYS AND GIRLS

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


Poor Little Rich Girl - Ann Richards: I’m Shooting High

Mad About the Boy - Cleo Laine: Spread a Little Happiness

You’re My Girl - Dick Haymes: Look at Me Now!

Looking for a Boy - Ernestine Anderson: Hot Cargo

Chattanooga Choo-Choo - Ray Charles: The Genius Hits the Road

My Little Boy - Nellie Lutcher: Real Gone

Nature Boy - Johnny Hartman: The Tokyo Albums

When That I Was and a Little Tiny Boy - Maxine Sullivan: Sullivan/Shakespeare/Hyman

Swingin’ Till the Girls Come Home - Lambert, Hendricks & Ross: The Hottest New Group In Jazz

I Want a Little Girl - Big Joe Turner: Boss of the Blues

This Girl’s In Love with You - Ella Fitzgerald: Sunshine of Your Love

My Kind of Girl - Mark Murphy: Who Can I Turn To?

The Most Beautiful Girl - Perry Como: Perry

Little Girl Blue - Nina Simone: My Baby Just Cares for Me

Girl Talk - Tony Bennett: The Movie Song Album

I Enjoy Being a Girl - Peggy Lee: Latin ala Lee

The Girl Next Door - Mel Tormé: At The Crescendo


Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Photo by Burst



Thursday, 17 September 2020

Series 18, Prog 7

ONLY… JUST ONLY

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


Only You - Diane Schuur: Diane Schuur & The Count Basie Orchestra

Dance Only with Me - Blossom Dearie: Blossom Dearie Sings Comden & Green

You’re Not the Only Oyster In the Stew - Fats Waller: Fast Waller Plays and Sings

I Only Have Eyes for You - Carmen McRae: Carmen McRae at Ratso’s (Vol 3)

I Only Wanted a Buddy, Not a Sweetheart - Kay Starr: Jazz Singer

I Only Know - Dinah Washington: Music for a First Love

I’ll Only Miss Her When I Think of Her - Frank Sinatra: My Kind of Broadway

If I Only Had a Heart - Susannah McCorkle: Over the Rainbow/The Songs of E ‘Yip’ Harburg 

I’ve Only Myself to Blame - Joe Williams: A Man Ain’t Supposed to Cry

There’s Only One Union - Judy Garland: Maggie May (EP)

I Want to Be Loved (But Only By You) - Sy Oliver & Henry Wells: The Chronological Classics 1945-1949

Only the Lonely - Shirley Horn: Load of Love

Love Is the Only Thing - Aretha Franklin: Aretha with the Ray Bryant Combo

My One and Only - Claire Martin & Richard Rodney Bennett: When Lights Are Low

Only the Very Young - Mel Tormé: That’s All (Bonus Track)

My One and Only Love - Cleo Laine: She’s the Tops!

Only Why No More - Ian Shaw: A Ghost In Every Bar/The Lyrics of Fran Landesman

It’s Only a Paper Moon - Morgana King: Morgana King Sings the Blues


Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com



Photo: Adam Lowley


Friday, 11 September 2020

Series 18, Prog 6

BILLY MAY - ARRANGER SUPREMO

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


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

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



Edward William May Jr (10 Nov 1916 - 22 Jan 2004)



Saturday, 5 September 2020

Series 18, Prog 5

SMILE

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

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


Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Series 18, Prog 4

SUGAR-COATED

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

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
My Sugar Is So Refined - Johnny Mercer: Personality
Can I Call You Sugar (Sugar Rum Cherry) - Lorraine Feather: Such Sweet Thunder
Sugar Mama - Bitter:Sweet: Drama

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com



















Photo: Mali Maeder

Series 18, Prog 3

WIND, RAIN OR SHINE

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

On the Sunny Side of the Street - Keely Smith: Politely
Cloudy Morning - Tony Bennett: Here's to the Ladies
Pennies from Heaven - Frank Sinatra: Songs for Swingin' Lovers!
I Think It's Going to Rain Today - Peggy Lee: A Natural Woman
Stormy Weather - Lou Rawls: Tobacco Road
Gone with the Wind - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella In Berlin
Isn't This a Lovely Day - Jeri Southern: Southern Breeze
Rainin' - Bobby Darin: I Were a Carpenter single B-side
I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm - Billie Holiday: The Complete Billie Holiday on Verve (Disc 3)
Kentucky Rain - Barb Jungr: Love Me Tender
Both Sides, Now - Ian Shaw: Drawn to All Things (The Songs of Joni Mitchell)
Summer Wind - Todd Gordon & Royal Air Force Squadronaires: Helping the Heroes
Ill Wind - Jacqui Dankworth: It Happens Quietly
Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head - Johnny Hartman: I've Be There
A Foggy Day - Sarah Vaughan: Ronnie Scott's Presents Sarah Vaughan Live

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Saturday, 15 August 2020

Series 18, Prog 2

15 GREAT ARRANGERS

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


Saturday, 8 August 2020

Series 18, Prog 1

TWO AT A TIME

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

Love Me - Billy Eckstine: Single
With Every Breath I Take - Billy Eckstine: Once More with Feeling
Sentimental Journey - Dinah Shore: Yes, Indeed!
The Man I Love - Dinah Shore: Dinah Sings, Previn Plays
Less Than a Second - Lena Horne: Feelin' Good
Paradise - Lena on the Blue Side
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? - Bing Crosby: American Songs During The Great Depression
Gonna Build a Mountain - Bing Crosby & Count Basie: Bing 'n Basie
Unforgettable - Aretha Franklin: Unforgettable (A Tribute to Dinah Washington)
I Told You So - Aretha Franklin: The Electrifying Aretha Franklin
Memphis in June - Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers: His Greatest
Pineapple Pete - Johnny Mercer: Singer/Songwriter
One for My Baby - Lou Rawls: You're Good for Me
So Hard to Laugh, So Easy to Cry - Lou Rawls: Soulin'
Darktown Strutters Ball - Alberta Hunter: Amtrak Blues
I'm Havin' a Good Time - Alberta Hunter: Amtrak Blues

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com










































Photo: Kristina Paukshtite

Friday, 7 August 2020

Series 17, Prog 20

FRENCH CONNECTIONS

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

You Go to My Head (Vous M'Eblouissez) - Helen Merrill: You've Got A Date with The Blues
I Love Paris - Long John Baldry: Looking at Long John B
Milord - Edith Piaf: single
La Vie en Rose - Tony Bennett & k d lang: A Wonderful World
The Good Life - Shirley Horn: Shirley Horn with Horns
The Summer Knows - Frank Sinatra: Some Nice Things I've Missed
I Will Wait for You - Lena Horne & Michel Legrand: Lena & Michel
What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life - James Tormé: Love for Sale
Autumn Leaves - Mel Tormé: At The Crescendo
Give Him the Ooh-La-La - Blossom Dearie: Give Him the Ooh-La-La
The Last Time I Saw Paris - The Four Freshmen: Four Freshmen and Five Trombones
C'es Si Bon - René Marie: I Wanna Be Evil (With Love to Eartha Kitt)
C'est Magnifique - Patricia Barber: The Cole Porter Mix
Summer Me, Winter Me - Sarah Vaughan: Sarah Vaughan with Michel Legrand
The Windmills of Your Mind - Mark Murphy: North Sea Jazz Sessions (Vol 5)
Watch What Happens - Peggy Lee: Big Spender

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Series 17, Prog 19

FRUITY!

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

Pineapple Pete - Johnny Mercer: Singer-Songwriter
Peel Me a Grape - René Marie: I Wanna Be Evil (With Love to Eartha Kitt)
Best Is Yet To Come - Mark Murphy: A Swingin’, Singin’ Affair
Strange Fruit - Bille Holiday: Lady Sings the Blues
In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree - The Mills Brothers: Golden Greats
Little Green Apples - Nancy Wilson: RSVP 
Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree - The Andrews Sisters: Andrews Sisters In Hi-Fi
Coconut - Harry Nilsson: Nilsson Schmilsson
Forbidden Fruit - Nina Simone: Forbidden Fruit
Underneath the Apple Tree - Carmen McRae: Live at Bubba’s!
Peach Trees - Rufus Wainwright: Want Two
Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries - Judy Garland: Judy
Apples, Peaches and Cherries - Peggy Lee: Songs In an Intimate Style
Come On-a My House - Rosemary Clooney: single
Cherry Pies Ought To Be You - Frank Sinatra & Rosemary Clooney: The Columbia Years (1943-1952)/The Complete Recordings - Vol 11
Banana Split for My Baby - Louis Prima: single

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com

Photo: Ian Turnell

Monday, 20 July 2020

Series 17, Prog 18

WEATHER FORECAST

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

On the Sunny Side of the Street - Keely Smith: Politely
Gone with the Wind - Ella Fitzgerald: Live from The Cave Supper Club, Vancouver
Winter Weather - Joe Williams & Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison: Together
Isn’t This a Lovely Day - Billie Holiday: Music for Torching
Here’s That Rainy Day (Koop Remix) - Astrud Gilberto: Verve Remixed 2
Stormy Weather - Etta James: At Last!
Summer Wind - Todd Gordon & Royal Air Force Squadronaires: Evergreen
Come Rain or Come Shine - Judy Garland: Judy at Carnegie Hall
Hello Sunshine - Aretha Franklin: Aretha Now
Rainin’ - Bobby Darin: single 
Heat Wave - Ernestine Anderson: The Toast of the Nation’s Critics
Here Comes the Sun - Nina Simone: Here Comes the Sun
Cool Breeze Woman - Jimmy Rushing & Ada Moore: Cat Meets Chick
Snow - Patricia Barber: The Cole Porter Mix
Nice Weather for Ducks - Irene Kral: Just For Now
Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks: Face to Face

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com

Photo: Sid Ali

Thursday, 9 July 2020

Series 17, Prog 17

SING A RAINBOW

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

Sing a Rainbow - Peggy Lee: Is That All There Is?
Blue Skies - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook
Cherry Red - Big Joe Turner: Boss of the Blues
Deep Purple - Janet Seidel: Moon of Manakoola
Orange Colored Sky - Nat King Cole: Nat King Cole Sings the Blues
I Used to Be Color Blind - Anite O’Day: Pick Yourself Up
Yellow Days - Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington: Francis A & Edward K
Colours Ran - Cleo Laine: Born On a Friday
The Moon Was Yellow - Mel Tormé: Swingin’ On the Moon
Gold Brazilian Sun - The Hi-Lo’s: The Hi-Lo’s Happen to Bossa Nova
Blue Turning Grey Over You - Maxine Sullivan: A Tribute to Andy Razaf
Pink Champagne - Jimmy Witherspoon: Hey, Mrs Jones
Bein’ Green - Mark Murphy: Once To Every Heart
Red Top - King Pleasure & Betty Carter: King Pleasure Sings
When the Wind Was Green - Eydie Gormé: Love Is a Season
Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Old Oak Tree - Bing Crosby: single
I’m Painting the Town Red - Carmen McRae: For Lady Day (Vol 2)

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com