Thursday, 11 August 2022

Series 23, Prog 5

HAVE YOU HEARD…

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


Don'cha Go ’Way Mad - Lucy Ann Polk: Lucky Lucy Ann

Maybe You’ll Be There - Sue Raney: All By Myself

I’ll Never Be the Same - Thelma Gracen: Thelma Gracen

Once Bitten - Lorraine Feather: Dooji Wooji

Saturday Night (Is The Loneliest Night Of The Week) - Anne Phillips: Born to be Blue

The Movie About Us - Eva Dahlgren: Fimen Om Oss

40 Cups of Coffee - Ella Mae Morse: The Hits of Freddie Slack

Maybe - Clairdee: A Love Letter to Lena

You’re the Cream in My Coffee - Jacy Parker: Spotlight on Jacy Parker

Quietly - Marlene VerPlanck: One Dream at a Time

Will You Still be Mine? - Carol Sloane: Out of the Blue

You’re the Top - Patricia Barber: The Cole Porter Mix

I’d Rather Talk About You - René Marie: Vertigo

Social Call - Alexis Cole: Sky Blossom (Songs from My Tour of Duty)

Come Summertime - Georgia Cécile: Only the Lover Sings

After You’ve Gone - Teresa Brewer & Count Basie: The Songs of Bessie Smith


Photo: Dziubi Steenbergen




Thursday, 4 August 2022

Series 23, Prog 4

DANCE CRAZES

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


Come Dance with Me - Shirley Horn: Shirley Horn with Horns

The Charleston - Louis Prima: Louis Prima

Cha Cha de Amor - Dean Martin: Cha Cha de Amor

Just Another Rhumba - Ella Fitzgerald: Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book (Vol 1)

After the Waltz is Over - Mel Tormé & George Shearing: An Elegant Evening

Just a Little Bit of Twist - Lambert, Hendricks & Ross: The Hottest New Group in Jazz (bonus track)

Mambo Italiano - Rosemary Clooney: The Voice of Your Choice

Rock and Roll - Jimmy Rushing: Listen to the Blues

Tango - Peggy Lee: Sings Leiber & Stoller (aka Mirrors)

GI Jive - Johnny Mercer: Personality

Ballerina - Nat King Cole: single

Samba Da Bencao (Samba Of The Blessing) - Bebel Gilberto: Eat, Pray, Love (Soundtrack)

The Continental - Fred Astaire & JATP All-Stars: The Astaire Story

Everybody’s Twistin’ - Frank Sinatra: single 

Begin the Beguine - Ann-Margaret: The Vivacious One

The Carioca - Mel Tormé & Marty Paich Dek-Tette: Lulu’s Back in Town


Photo: Andrea Piacquadio



Thursday, 28 July 2022

Series 23, Prog 3

CELEBRATING 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: Cottonbro


Monday, 25 July 2022

Series 23, Prog 2

STRANGERS

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

Strangers in the Night - Jack Jones: The Impossible Dream
Don’t Go to Strangers - Barbara Morrison: Live at The Dakota (Vol 2)
Passing Strangers - Billy Eckstine & Sarah Vaughan: Passing Strangers
Love with the Proper Stranger - Nancy Marano: You’re Nearer
Stranger - Ian Shaw: A Ghost in Every Bar (The Lyrics of Fran Landesman)
Love’s No Stranger to Me - Peggy Lee: Love Held Lightly/Rare Songs by Harold Arlen
A Stranger in Town - Mel Tormé: Live at The Crescendo
A Stranger Called the Blues - June Christy: Something Cool (Stereo)
Stranger in the World - Vic Damone: You Were Only Fooling
Stranger in Paradise - Della Reese: Classic Della
The Beautiful Strangers - Frank Sinatra: A Man Alone
Would You Dance with a Stranger? - Peggy Lee: The Singles Collection (1952-1958)
Wayfaring Stranger - Charlie Haden Quartet West: The Art of the Song
Stranger on the Shore - Chris Connor: Sings Gentle Bossa Nova
Not as a Stranger - Frank Sinatra: Look to Your Heart
Strangers in the Night - Erroll Garner: Feeling is Believing

Photo: Max Flinterman


Thursday, 14 July 2022

Series 23, Prog 1

HIGH OCTAVE: 7-UP!


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


Bo Mambo - Yma Sumac: Mambo!

Come Back to Me - Cleo Laine: Born On a Friday

Send in the Clowns - Sarah Vaughan & The Count Basie Orchestra: Send in the Clowns

My Reverie - Betty Carter: The Modern Sound of Betty Carter

Just One Of Those Things/On Green Dolphin Street - Mel Tormé: The Great American Songbook/Live at Michael’s Pub

Cloudburst - Lambert, Hendricks & Ross: The Hottest New Group in Jazz

Air Mail Special - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella in Hollywood

Gopher - Yma Sumac: Mambo!

I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues - Cleo Laine: All About Me

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

By the Bend of the River - Betty Carter: Out There with Betty Carter

Perdido - Mel Tormé: North Sea Jazz Festival (12 Jul 1981)

Things Ain’t What They Used to Be - Lambert, Hendricks & Ross with Ike Isaacs Trio: Lambert, Hendricks & Ross Sing Ellington

C-Jam Blues - Ella Fitzgerald & JATP All-Stars: Jazz at The Santa Monica Civic ’72


Photo: Erik McLean


 

Thursday, 7 July 2022

Series 22, Prog 20

CRAZY OR WHAT?!

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


Crazy Rhythm - Mark Murphy: Let Yourself Go

Crazy He Calls Me - Cassandra Wilson: Coming Forth By Day

Crazy Feet - Fred Astaire: The Complete London Sessions

You’re Driving Me Crazy - Betty Carter: Out There with Betty Carter

Crazy World - Janet Seidel: Charade (The Henry Mancini Songbook)

I’m Crazy ‘Bout My Baby - Louis Armstrong: Satch Plays Fats

You Could Drive a Person Crazy - Barbara Cook: Sings Mostly Sondheim (Live at Carnegie Hall)

Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer - Nat King Cole: Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer

Crazy Blues - Barbara Dane: On My Way

Crazy Love - Frank Sinatra: This Is Sinatra (Vol 2)

Oh, You Crazy Moon - Tina May & The Frank Griffith Big Band: Holland Park Non-Stop

Crazy ‘Bout My Baby - Randy Newman: Meet the Fockers (Soundtrack)

Crazy - Vic Damone: Country Love Songs

Crazy Arms - The Andrews Sisters: single

Still Crazy After All These Years - Ray Charles: My World

Crazy Butterfly - Nancy Wilson: Live from Las Vegas


Photo: Eva Bronzini



Thursday, 30 June 2022

Series 22, Prog 19

SONGS ABOUT SONGS

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


A Song for You - Ray Charles: My World

I’ve Heard That Song Before - Helen Forrest & Harry James Orchestra: Harry James in Hi-Fi

Brazilian Love Song - Nat King Cole: single

I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart - Mildred Bailey: Harlem Lullaby

The Hut Sut Song (A Swedish Serenade) - Mel Tormé: Musical Sounds are the Best Songs

Deep Song - Billie Holiday: Love Songs

The Coffee Song - Sam Cooke: Cooke’s Tour

Killing Me Softly with His Song - Lori Lieberman: Lori Lieberman

The Alley Cat Song - Peggy Lee: I’m a Woman

Moon Song - Frank Sinatra: Moonlight Sinatra

The Song Is You - Nancy Wilson: Yesterday’s Love Songs, Today’s Blues

Night Song - Sammy Davis Jr: If I Ruled the World

With a Song in My Heart - Sue Raney: A Tribute to Doris Day/Heart’s Desire

The Moonbeam Song - Harry Nilsson: Nilsson Schmilsson

I Feel a Song Coming On - Judy Garland: Judy

September Song - The Mills Brothers: The Mills Bros. Sing

Without a Song - Keely Smith: Keely Sings Sinatra

Summer Song - Dave Brubeck & Carmen McRae: The Real Ambassadors

The Song Is Ended - Nat King Cole: Just One of Those Things


Photo: Pixabay