Friday, 3 February 2023

Series 24, Prog 10


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

Cocktails for Two - Keely Smith: Politely

You Go to My Head - Johnny Hartman: I’ve Been There

I’m Always Drunk in San Francisco - Carmen McRae: At the Great American Music Hall (Vol 1)

Corn Whiskey - Jimmy Witherspoon: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller

Scotch and Soda - Cynthia Crane & Mike Renzi: Smoky Bar Songs

Well, Did You Evah? - Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra: High Society (Soundtrack)

Days of Wine and Roses - Peggy Lee: Mink Jazz

Moonlight Cocktail - Mel Tormé: Swingin’ on the Moon

Gimme a Pigfoot (and a Bottle of Beer) - La Vern Baker: Sings Bessie Smith

Marie - Randy Newman: Good Old Boys

Drinkin’ Fool - Big John Greer & His Rhythm Rockers - single

Lilac Wine - Bett Blake: Sings in a Tender Mood

Drinking Again - Dinah Washington: Drinking Again

One Mint Julep - Louis Prima: single

You Go to My Head - Dolores Gray: Warm Brandy

Angel Eyes - Frank Sinatra: Standing Room Only: The Sands, Las Vegas, Nevada - 28 Jan 1966 (2nd Show)

Photo: Chris F

Thursday, 26 January 2023

Series 24, Prog 9


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

Paint Your Pretty Picture with a Song - Carmen McRae: At the Great American Music Hall (Vol 1)

The Old Master Painter - Frank Sinatra: 78rpm single

If I Had a Talking Picture of You - Sylvia Syms: Torch Song

Summer Wind - Todd Gordon & Carol Kidd with the RAF Squadronaires: Evergreen

Painted from Memory - Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach: Painted from Memory

Just One of Those Things - Rosemary Clooney: Sings the Music of Cole Porter

Portrait of Jennie - Nat King Cole: Super Best Nat King Cole (Vol 1)

Portrait of My Love - Matt Monro: Stranger in Paradise: The Music of Matt Monro

New Coat of Paint - Carol Grimes: Mother

If - Frank Sinatra: Some Nice Things I’ve Missed

Portrait in Black and White (Zingaro) - Dena DeRose: Travelin’ Light - Live in Antwerp

These Foolish Things - Nat King Cole: Just One of Those Things

Vincent (aka Starry, Starry Night) - Don McLean: American Pie

Make Me Rainbows - Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie: A Perfect Match/Ella and Basie

Photo: Daian Gan

Thursday, 19 January 2023

Series 24, Prog 8


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

Do Nothin’ Till You Hear from Me - Ed Townsend & Nelson Riddle: New in Town
Till There Was You - Peggy Lee: Latin ala Lee
I Hadn’t Anyone Till You - Bob Manning: Lonely Spell
I’m Gonna Live Till I Die - Sarah Vaughan: The Explosive Side of Sarah Vaughan/The Benny Carter Sessions
Till The Heart Caves In - k d lang: Drag
Till Then - Sammy Davis Jr & Count Basie Orchestra: I Gotta Right to Swing
Until I Met You (aka Corner Pocket) - Diane Schuur: Diane Schuur & The Count Basie Orchestra
Till - Tony Bennett: To My Wonderful One
Until the Real Thing Comes Along - Billie Holiday: A Hot Jazz Classic Set
Wait Till You See Her - Tony Romano: A Moonlight Affair
Until You Were Gone - Aretha Franklin: Soul Sister
Until It’s Time for You to Go - Peggy Lee: Two Shows Nightly (Copacabana, New York)
Until (aka The Mole) - June Christy: Big Band Specials
I’ll Love You (Till I Die) - Carmen McRae: The Very Thought of You
Till the Clouds Roll By - Mel Tormé: It’s a Blue World
You’re Nobody ’Til Somebody Loves You - Dinah Washington: Dinah ’62
Until - Cécile McLorin Salvant: Ghost Song
Till the End of Time - Ed Townsend & Nelson Riddle: New In Town

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Friday, 13 January 2023

Series 24, Prog 7


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

This Could be the Start of Something Big - Mark Murphy: This Could be the Start of Something

Nice Girls Don’t Stay for Breakfast - Judith Owen: Come On and Get It

Dinner for One, Please, James - Nat King Cole: Sings for Two in Love

The Lady is a Tramp - Patti Page: In the Land of Hi-Fi

Blues for Breakfast - Tony Bennett: The Good Things in Life

Breakfast in Bed - Carmen McRae: Just a Little Loving’

Seems Like Old Times - Vaughn Monroe: 78rpm single

Dinner at Eight - Mavis Rivers: Take a Number

No One Ever Tells You - Frank Sinatra: A Swingin’ Affair

The Ladies Who Lunch - Deborah Shulman & Larry Zalkind: Lost In The Stars/The Music of Bernstein, Weill & Sondheim

Autumn in New York - Todd Gordon & Carol Kidd with the RAF Squadronaires: Evergreen

Dinner with Gershwin - Donna Summer: single (produced by Richard Perry)

Miss Otis Regrets - Carmen McRae: Live at Century Plaza

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

Ode to Billie Joe - Nancy Wilson: Welcome to My Love (mono)

Photo: Pixabay

Thursday, 5 January 2023

Series 24, Prog 6


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

June in January - Eydie Gormé: Love is a Season

February Brings the Rain - Roy Castle: Songs for a Rainy Day

The Waters Of March (Aguas De Marco) - Elis Regina & Antônio Carlos Jobim: The Antônio Carlos Jobim Jobim Songbook/Elis & Tom

April Fooled Me - Mark Murphy: Sings Mostly Dorothy Fields and Cy Coleman

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

End of May - Michael Bublé: Crazy Love (Hollywood Edition)

Memphis in June - Irene Kral & Herb Pomeroy: The Band and I

July Tree - Nina Simone: I Put a Spell on You

Sleigh Ride in July - Lena Horne: A Friend Of Yours/Songs By Burke & Van Heusen

August Days in Paree (Paris Au Mois D’Aout) - Charles Aznavour: His Kind of Love Songs

September Rain - Lorraine Feather: Such Sweet Thunder

September Song: Johnny Hartman: Songs from the Heart

This October: The Four Freshmen: Four Freshmen and Five Guitars

When October Goes - Nancy Wilson: Day Dream

November Girl - Carmen McRae: Carmen McRae & The Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band

December - The Mills Brothers: The Board of Directors

Photo: Nothing Ahead

Saturday, 31 December 2022

Season 24, Prog 5

NEW YEAR 2023 - BACK TO '23

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

Swingin’ Down the Lane - Frank Sinatra: Songs for Swinging’ Lovers!

(I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My) Sister Kate - Madeleine Peyroux: Celebrating 20 Years of The Festival International de Jazz de Montreal (1980-2000)

Wonderful One - Mel Tormé: It’s a Blue World

Carolina in the Morning -  Dinah Shore: Dinah Down Home

Way Down Yonder in New Orleans - Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong: Bing & Satchmo

Gulf Coast Blues - Teresa Brewer & Count Basie: The Songs of Bessie Smith

'Tain't Nobody's Bizness - Billie Holiday: 78rpm single

Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home - Steve Lawrence: Sings Of Love And Sad Young Men

Aggravatin’ Papa - Pearl Bailey: More Songs for Adults Only

Last Night on the Back Porch - Bing Crosby & Bob Scobey’s Frisco Jazz Band: Bing with a Beat

Downhearted Blues - Alberta Hunter: Remember My Name

Linger Awhile - Vic Damone: Linger Awhile with Vic Damone

Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye - Eydie Gormé: Vamps the Roaring '20s

Who’s Sorry Now - Nat King Cole: Just One of Those Things

I Cried for You - Ella Fitzgerald: Let No Man Write My Epitaph

Yes, We Have No Bananas - Louis Prima: single

The Charleston - Louis Prima: single


Thursday, 22 December 2022

Series 24, Prog 4

Series 24, Prog 4


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

Winter Weather - Joe Williams & Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison: Together

Blackberry Winter - Marlene VerPlanck: Marlene VerPlanck Sings Alec Wilder

Winter Night - Eydie Gormé: Love Is a Season

Summer Me, Winter Me - Frank Sinatra: She Shot Me Down

In the Winter - Janis Ian: Between the Lines

Love Turns Winter to Spring - The Four Freshmen: Freshmen Favorites

Winter in May - Carmen McRae: Second to None

Look Out the Window (The Winter Song) - Rosemary Clooney & Gene Autry: The Night Before Christmas (single)

Violets for Your (My) Furs - Billie Holiday: Lady in Satin

Winter Moon - Hoagy Carmichael: Hoagy Sings Carmichael

I Concentrate on You - Claire Martin & Callum Au: Songs and Stories

A Winter Romance - Dean Martin: A Winter Romance

Snow - Patricia Barber: The Cole Porter Mix

I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm - John Altman Orchestra featuring Joan Viskant: Sure Thing

I Remember Sky - Todd Gordon: Love dot com

When Winter Comes - Joanie Sommers: Sommers’ Seasons

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