Thursday 13 June 2024

Series 28, Prog 1

FOCUS ON FEMALE COMPOSERS

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

The Best is Yet to Come - Carmen McRae: Sarah - Dedicated to You
Just for a Thrill - Peggy Lee: Norma Delores Egstrom from Jamestown North Dakota
Close Your Eyes - Vic Damone: Linger Awhile with Vic Damone
My Silent Love - Sue Raney: When Your Lover Has Gone
Close as Pages in a Book - Maxine Sullivan & Bob Wilber: Close as Pages in a Book
Now or Never - Billie Holiday with Sy Oliver & His Orchestra: 78rpm single
Drinking Again - Frank Sinatra: The World We Knew
How Am I to Know? - Rosemary Clooney & Nelson Riddle: Rose Solves the Swingin’ Riddle
Lucky to be Me - Norma Winstone: Manhattan in the Rain
My Secret Place - Joni Mitchell: Chalk Mark in a Rain Storm
Can’t We Be Friends - Sammy Davis Jr: The Wham of Sam
Go Away Little Boy - Shirley Horn: Shirley Horn with Horns
The Man with the Child in His Eyes - Kate Bush: The Kick Inside
Inside a Silent Tear - Carol Sloane: Love You Madly
I’m in Love Again - Blossom Dearie: May I Come In?
Come in from the Rain - Todd Gordon: Ballads from the Midnight Hotel
Make Me Rainbows - Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie: A Perfect Match (Ella & Basie at the Montreux Jazz Festival 1979)

Photo: Tima Miroshnichenko




Series 27, Prog 20

GOODBYE...

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

To Say Goodbye (Pra Dizer Adeus) - Janet Seidel: The Art of Lounge 1
Make This a Slow Goodbye - Vic Damone: My Baby Loves to Swing
Goodby - Dianne Reeves: Bridges
Goodbye - Nancy Wilson: RSVP (Rare Songs, Very Personal)
Goodbye, Charlie - Bobby Darin: Hello Dolly to Goodbye, Charlie
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Elaine Delmar: Sings Cole Porter
Goodbye (She Quietly Says) - Todd Gordon: Love dot com
Goodbye for Now - Claire Martin, Scott Dunn & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: I Watch You Sleep
Goodbye Love - Georgia Cécile & Euan Stevenson: Only the Lover Sings
Goodbye, Goodbye - Johnny Hartman: I Love Everybody
My Last Goodbye to You - Beverly Jenkins: Gordon Jenkins Presents My Wife The Blues Singer
I Will Say Goodbye - Sarah Vaughan: Sarah Vaughan with Michel Legrand
Mama’s Gone, Goodbye - Peggy Lee: I’m a Woman
Don’t Like Goodbyes - Frank Sinatra: Close to You
The Long Goodbye - Clydie King: The Long Goodbye (soundtrack)
Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye - Eydie Gormé: Vamps the Roaring 20s

Photo: Cottonbro Studio




Thursday 30 May 2024

Series 27, Prog 19

RIP

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

This Girl’s in Love with You - Ella Fitzgerald: Sunshine of Your Love
Killing Time - Jimmy Witherspoon: The Blues, The Whole Blues, And Nothing But The Blues
Killing Me Softly with His Song - Roberta Flack: Softly with These Songs
Dear Death - Carmen McRae & The Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band: November Girl
The Sun Died - Shirley Horn: Light Out of Darkness/A Tribute to Ray Charles
Come Away, Come Away, Death - Maxine Sullivan: Sullivan/Shakespeare/Hyman
No Headstone on My Grave - Esther Phillips: The Country Side of Esther
I’ll Love You (Till I Die) - Carmen McRae: single
Where Have All the Flowers Gone - Marlene Dietrich: Dietrich
Murder, He Says - Betty Hutton: single
Miss Otis Regrets - Todd Gordon: Love’s Illusions
Tango - Peggy Lee: Mirrors
Is That All There Is - Peggy Lee: Is That All There Is
I’m Gonna Live Till I Die - Frank Sinatra: Look to Your Heart

Photo: Brett Sayles




Saturday 25 May 2024

Series 27, Prog 18

FEELING FINE

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


A Fine Romance - Ella Fitzgerald: Sings the Jerome Kern Song Book

Ain’t That Fine - Ray Charles: The Greatest Collection Ever Made

Fine and Mellow - Carmen McRae: For Lady Day (Vol 1)

Fine and Dandy - Anita O’Day: Anita

Big Fine Girl - Jimmy Witherspoon: At the Monterey Jazz Festival

Fine Brown Frame: Ruth Brown & Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra: The Big Band Sound of Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Featuring Miss Ruth Brown

I Feel Fine - Curtis Stigers: You Inspire Me

That a Fine Kind o’ Freedom - Barbra Streisand: What About Today

Gonna Build a Mountain - Bing Crosby & Count Basie: Bing ‘n Basie

One Fine Day - Kat Edmonson: Take to the Sky

Some Fine Day - Marlene VerPlanck: One Dream at a Time

Fine Line - Paul McCartney: Chaos and Creation in the Backyard

A Fine Spring Morning: Blossom Dearie: Blossom Dearie

Nevertheless (I’m in Love with You) - Frank Sinatra: Nice ’n’ Easy

Fine Fat Daddy - Dinah Washington: Sings Bessie Smith


Photo: Edmond Dantes



Monday 20 May 2024

Series 27, Prog 17

SOMETHING WONDERFUL

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


Ain’t This a Wonderful Day - Anita O’Day: The Lady Is a Tramp

They Say It’s Wonderful - Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane: John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman

I May Be Wrong (But I Think You're Wonderful) - The Mills Brothers & Count Basie: The Board of Directors & Annual Report

It’s Wonderful - Rebecca Kilgore: Make Someone Happy (A Further Remembrance Of Maxine Sullivan)

Something Wonderful - Carol Kidd: Both Sides Now

It’s a Wonderful World - Frank Sinatra: Swing Along with Me (aka Sinatra Swings)

Mr Wonderful - Janet Seidel: Don’t Smoke in Bed

What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong: What a Wonderful World

Wonderful Baby - Fred Astaire: Attitude Dancing

On a Wonderful Day Like Today - Lena Horne: Feeling’ Good

He’s Only Wonderful - Peggy Lee: The Singles Collection (1952-1958)

It’s a Big, Wide, Wonderful World - Peggy Lee: Mink Jazz

Something Wonderful Happens in Summer - Frank Sinatra: This Is Sinatra

’S Wonderful - Ella Fitzgerald: Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book (Vol 2)

The Wonderful Season of Love - Rosemary Clooney: single

When Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful - Fats Waller: Your Feet Too Big (EP)




Thursday 9 May 2024

Series 27, Prog 16

BOYS

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


Forget About the Boy - Veronica Swift: Confessions

Nature Boy - Alison Burns & Martin Taylor: Songs for Nature

Big Boy Blue - The Mills Brothers & Ella Fitzgerald: 78rpm single

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

Danny Boy - Harry Connick Jr: Come By Me

Go Away Little Boy - Shirley Horn: Shirley Horn with Horns

Charley, My Boy - Peggy Lee: I Like Men!

The Boy Next Door - Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap: Love Is Here to Stay

My Little Boy: Nellie Lutcher: Real Gone (1960 reissue)

A Boy and His Dreams - Tommy Sands: Dream with Me

My Kind of Boy - Ella Fitzgerald: Twelve Nights in Hollywood

The Boy from Ipanema - Lena Horne: Feelin’ Good

Boy On a Dolphin - Julie London: Our Fair Lady

Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy - Bing Crosby & Joe Venuti: Swingin’ with Bing

First Boy I Loved - Judy Collins: Who Knows Where the Time Goes

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - The Andrews Sisters: 78rpm single


Photo: Cottonbro



Thursday 2 May 2024

Series 27, Prog 15

THE YIP HARBURG SONG BOOK


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


I Like the Likes of You - Dick Haymes: Moondreams

April in Paris - Rosemary Clooney & Nelson Riddle: Rosie Solves the Swingin’ Riddle!

What Is There to Say - Sylvia Syms - Sylvia Syms Sings

The Great Come-and-Get-It Day - Frank Sinatra: Sinatra in Hollywood

Then I’ll Be Tired of You - Ella Fitzgerald: Like Someone in Love

Down with Love - Bobby Darin: This Is Darin

Here’s to Your Illusions in Times Like These - Susannah McCorkle: Over the Rainbow (The Songs of E Y ‘Yip’ Harburg)

If This Isn’t Love - Sarah Vaughan: At Mister Kellys

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime - Bing Crosby: American Songs During the Great Depression

Buds Won’t Bud - Peggy Lee: Love Held Lightly: Rare Songs by Harold Arlen

Old Devil Moon - Mel Tormé: Swings Shubert Alley

Poor You - Maxine Sullivan: The Lady’s In Love with You (Maxine Sullivan Sings the Music of Burton Lane)

Lydia the Tattooed Lady - Groucho Marx: At the Circus (Soundtrack)

Moanin’ in the Mornin’ - Dinah Shore: Holding Hands at Midnight

Last Night When We Were Young - Carmen McRae: Torchy

It’s Only a Paper Moon - Nat King Cole: After Midnight

Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe - Carol Kidd: Dreamsville

Over the Rainbow - Harry Nilsson: A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night

Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead - Sammy Davis Jr & Buddy Rich: The Sounds of ’66


Edgar Yipsel Harburg 

(April 8, 1896 - March 5, 1981)