Saturday 25 May 2024

Series 27, Prog 18


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


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


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


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)


Thursday 25 April 2024

Series 27, Prog 14


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

It’s So Peaceful in the Country - Rosemary Clooney: Dedicated to Nelson

Heart of the Country - John Pizarrelli: Midnight McCartney

Bye, Bye Country Boy - Susannah McCorkle

Country Girl - Tony Bennett & London Philharmonic Orchestra: Get Happy

The Old Country - Shirley Horn: I Love You, Paris

Mountain Greenery - Barbara Lea: Lea in Love

Mother Nature’s Son - The Beatles: The Beatles (White Album)

In the Country - Cliff Richard & The Shadows: single

Bull Doze Blues - Henry Thomas: 78rpm single

Going Up the Country - Canned Heat: single

The Folks Who Live on the Hill - Peggy Lee: The Man I Love

Mister Meadowlark - Johnny Mercer & Bing Crosby: Personality

Love Is Sweeping the Country - Ella Fitzgerald: Sings the George & Ira Song Book (Vol 4)

Let’s Go and Live in the Country - Claire Martin, Scott Dunn & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: I Watch You Sleep

Take Me Home, Country Roads - Ray Charles: A Message from the People

Like an Old Song (Fairy Tale Countryside) - Denise Donatelli: What Lies Within

Don’t Fence Me In - Steve Lawrence: Swinging West

Photo: Quang Nguyen Vinh

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