Friday 19 April 2024

Series 27, Prog 13


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

Everything I Have Is Yours - Billie Holiday: Billie Holiday
Daybreak - Frank Sinatra: I Remember Tommy
An Affair to Remember (Our Love Affair) - Nat King Cole: Sings the Great Songs!
The Little Things That Mean So Much - Carmen McRae: After Glow
It’s a Most Unusual Day - June Christy: Gone for the Day
Moonlight Mood - Frank Sinatra: Moonlight Sinatra
Around the World - Steve Lawrence: Winners
You’re a Sweetheart - Dinah Washington: In Love
Time On My Hands (You in My Arms) - Mark Murphy: I’ll Close My Eyes
You - Teri Thornton: Sings the Open Highway
A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening - Ernestine Anderson: A Song for You
I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night - Frank Sinatra: Close to You
Winter Moon - Barbara Lea, Bob Dorough & Dick Sudhalter: Hoagy's Children: Songs of Hoagy Carmichael (Vol 2)
My Resistance Is Low - Hoagy Carmichael & Jane Russell: The Las Vegas Story (Soundtrack)
When Love Goes Wrong - Marilyn Monroe & Jane Russell: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Soundtrack)
Too Young to Go Steady - Kurt Elling: This Time It’s Love
It’s a Wonderful World - Peggy Lee: Big Spender

Harold Adamson 
(December 10, 1906 - August 17, 1980)

Thursday 11 April 2024

Series 27, Prog 12


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

Oooh! Look-a-There, Ain't She Pretty - Jimmy Rushing: Five Feet of Soul
Came So Far for Beauty - Jennifer Warnes: Famous Blue Raincoat
Finding Beauty - Ann Hampton Callaway: At Last
I Feel Pretty - Annie Ross & Gerry Mulligan: Annie Ross Sings a Song with Mulligan
The Beautiful Strangers - Frank Sinatra: A Man Alone
Still We Dream (Ugly Beauty) - Carmen McRae: Carmen Sings Monk
Beautiful - Barbra Streisand: Barbra Joan Streisand
The Bad and the Beautiful - June Christy: Off Beat
I Ain’t Mad at You, Pretty Baby - Jimmy Witherspoon: Hey, Mrs Jones
Pretty Eyes - Peggy Lee: Pretty Eyes
The Lies of Handsome Men - Margaret Whiting: Then and Now
(The End of) A Beautiful Friendship - Nat King Cole & George Shearing: Nat King Cole Sings - George Shearing Quintet Plays
Oh, Pretty Woman - Sharleen Spiteri: The Movie Song Book
But Beautiful - Elaine Delmar & Brian Dee: But Beautiful
Warm and Beautiful - John Pizzarelli: Midnight McCartney
Beautiful Moons Ago - Carmen McRae: You’re Looking at Me
You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby - The Hi-Lo’s & Frank Comstock Orchestra: The Hi-Lo’s in Stereo

Photo: Lisa Fotios

Thursday 4 April 2024

Series 27, Prog 11


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

Love Letters - Patti Austin: The Real Me

So Very Hard to Go - Tower of Power: Tower of Power

Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand) - Irma Thomas: Take a Look

What Do You Want the Girl to Do - Lowell George: Thanks I’ll Eat It Here

Unforgettable - Aretha Franklin: Unforgettable/A Tribute to Dinah Washington

Ain’t That Peculiar - Martha Reeves: Martha Reeves

For Once in My Life - Stevie Wonder: For Once in My Life

Always Be Right - Georgia Cécile: Only the Lover Sings

It Was a Very Good Year - Lou Rawls: Soulin’

To Know You Is to Love You - Thelma Houston & The Pressure Cooker: I’ve Got the Music in Me

Save Me (Ballad) - Alex Briley: single

I Don’t Want to Do Wrong - Esther Phillips: Alone Again, Naturally

Lovely Day - Bill Withers: single

Ain’t No Way - Jean Carne: You’re a Part of Me

Rehab - Amy Winehouse: Back to Black

Image: Magda Ehlers

Thursday 28 March 2024

Series 27, Prog 10


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

Baby, Baby, Wait for Me - Peggy Lee: single

Wait for It - Lorraine Feather: Flirting with Disaster

Don't Wait Too Long - Frank Sinatra: September of My Years

Don't Wait Too Long - Madeleine Peyroux: Careless Love

I Just Can’t Wait to See You - Carmen McRae: Live at Bubba’s

Wait Until Dark - Mel Tormé: Right Now! (bonus track)

I Will Wait for You - Lena Horne & Michel Legrand: Lena & Michel

I’ll Wait - Dinah Washington: Dinah Washington Story

Wait Till You See Her - Tony Romano: A Moonlight Affair

I’m Waitin’ for the Junkman - Ella Fitzgerald & Sy Oliver: 78rpm single

Heaven Can Wait - Horse McDonald: Coming Up for Air

Should I Wait (Or Should I Return to Her) - Johnny Mathis: I’ll Buy You a Star

Waitin' for Charlie (to Come Home) - Nancy Wilson: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

Heaven Can Wait - Barbara Lea: Barbara Lea Sings Jimmy Van Heusen (Leacock Does Babcock)

September Song - Nat King Cole & George Shearing: Nat King Cole Sings - George Shearing Quintet Plays

I Wait for Late Afternoon and You - Patricia Barber: The Cole Porter Mix

Waitin’ for the Robert E Lee - Dean Martin: Swingin’ Down Yonder

Photo: Lukas Hartmann

Thursday 21 March 2024

Series 27, Prog 9


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

Don’t Rain on My Parade - Bobby Darin: In a Broadway Bag
I Don’t Want to Walk Without You - Anne Phillips: Born to Be Blue
People - Earl Coleman & Billy Taylor: Love Songs
The Music That Makes Me Dance - Carmen McRae: Second to None
Sunday - Frank Sinatra: Swing Easy
Three Coins in the Fountain - Frank Sinatra: This Is Sinatra!
Time After Time - Claire Martin: Too Much in Love to Care
I Said No - Ella Fitzgerald: Whisper Not
I Fall in Love Too Easily - Anita O’Day: Anita
Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend - Julie London: The Best of Julie London
I Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out to Dry - Mark Murphy: Meet Mark Murphy - The Singing “M"
It’s You or No One - Frank D’Rone & Bill May & His Orchestra: After the Ball
Small World Isn’t It - Nancy Wilson: Live from Las Vegas
Together (Wherever We Go) - Peggy Lee: Olé ala Lee!
All I Need Is the Girl - Mel Tormé: Swings Shubert Alley
It’s Magic - Keely Smith: Swingin’ Pretty
The Party’s Over - Al Hibbler: Sings the Blues/Monday and Every Day
I’ve Heard That Song Before - Harry James & His Orchestra Featuring Helen Forrest: 78rpm single

Jule Styne
(December 31, 1905 – September 20, 1994)

Thursday 14 March 2024

Series 27, Prog 8


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

Papa Loves Mambo - Nat King Cole: Nat King Cole Sings… (EP)

Fine Fat Daddy - Dinah Washington: Sings Bessie Smith

My Heart Belongs to Daddy - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Loves Cole

Father of Girls - Perry Como: In Person (at the International Hotel, Las Vegas)

Shack Daddy - Betty Jean Morris: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller

Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar - Woody Herman: The Many Faces of Boogie Woogie

Poppa Don’t Preach to Me - Lena Horne: Lena Sings Your Requests

Wailin’ Daddy - Mabel Scott: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller

Cool Kind of Papa (Good Kind Daddy) - Mildred Anderson & Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis: Person to Person

Goodbye, Daddy, Goodbye - Barbara Dane: On My Way

Aggravatin' Papa (Don’t You Try to Two-Time Me) - Pearl Bailey: More Songs for Adults Only

Jet Propelled Papa - Helen Humes: Today I Sing the Blues

Daddy - Della Reese: Della Cha Cha Cha

A Piece of Sky - Barbra Streisand: Yentl (Soundtrack)

Honest Papas Love Their Mamas Better - Fats Domino: Fats Is Back

Salty Papa Blues - Dinah Washington: The Best in Blues

My Father - Nina Simone: Baltimore

My Daddy Rocks Me (With One Steady Roll) - Mae West: The Fabulous Mae West

Photo: Dan Gold

Thursday 7 March 2024

Series 27, Prog 7


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

Mississippi Mud - Ray Charles: The Genius Hits the Road

This Bitter Earth - Aretha Franklin: Unforgettable (A Tribute to Dinah Washington)

Let’s Burn Down the Cornfield - Lou Rawls: You’ve Made Me So Very Happy

La Gadoue - Jane Birkin: Birkin/Gainsbourg/Le Symphonique

Magic Garden - Johnny Mathis: I’ll Buy You a Star

Fields of Gold - Barb Jungr & John McDaniel: Float Like a Butterfly/The Songs of Sting

Muddy Water - Jimmy Rushing: Jimmy Rushing and the Smith Girls

Oh, What a Beautiful Morning - Ethel Ennis: My Kind of Waltztime

Cotton Fields - The Hi-Lo’s: The Hi-Lo’s Happen to Folk Songs

The Fields of St Etienne - Mary Hopkin: Those Were the Days

Greenfields - The Four Freshmen: Stars in Our Eyes

Abandoned Garden - Salena Jones: Salena Sings Jobim with the Jobims

The Garden of Eden - Frankie Vaughan: single

Down By the Sally Gardens - Clare Teal: Hey Ho

Plant Your Garden - Big Joe Turner: Life Ain’t Easy

A Garden in the Rain - Sarah Vaughan: The Explosive Side of Sarah Vaughan (The Benny Carter Sessions)

Photo: Tom Fisk