Thursday 7 December 2023

Series 26, Prog 14


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

Beyond the Sea (La Mer) - Bobby Darin: single
River Shallow - Nancy Wilson: Lush Life
Moon River - Steve Lawrence: Winners
Walkin’ by the River - Una Mae Carlisle: 78rpm single
The Sand and the Sea - Nat King Cole: Sings Ballads of the Day
Sand and Sea - Frank Sinatra: That’s Life
Ebb Tide - Frank Sinatra: Sings for Only the Lonely
River Weep - Toni Harper & Marty Paich Orchestra: Lady Lonely
By the River Sainte Marie - Johnny Mercer: The Uncollected Johnny Mercer with Paul Weston’s Orchestra
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea - Ella Fitzgerald: Sings the Harold Arlen Song Book (Vol 1)
Lazy River - The Mills Brothers & Count Basie: The Board of Directors
Cry Me a River - Julie London: Julie Is Her Name
River, Stay ‘Way from My Door - Frank Sinatra: All the Way
Sea Lady - Norma Winstone: Somewhere Called Home
Ol’ Man River - Gloria Lynne & Earl May Trio: I’m Glad There Is You
Swanee River Rock (Talkin’ About that River) - Ray Charles: Yes Indeed!
Take Me to the River - Diane Schuur: Schuur Thing

Photo: Tyler Lastovich

Thursday 30 November 2023

Series 26, Prog 13


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

Hooray for Hollywood: Anita O’Day: Sings Jimmy Giuffre Arrangements

Too Marvelous for Words - Ella Fitzgerald: Sings the Johnny Mercer Song Book

Sorry - Frank Sinatra: 78rpm single

Guilty - Billie Holiday: The Blues Are Brewing

The Pump Song - Louis Prima: The Call of the Wildest

My Future Just Passed - Shirley Horn: Loads of Love

Breezing’ Along with the Breeze - Kay Starr: Jazz Singer

Sentimental and Melancholy - Billie Holiday & Teddy Wilson Orchestra: The Real Billie Holiday

Believe It, Beloved - Al Hibbler & Johnny Hodges Orchestra: Favorites

Sleepy Time Gal - Dinah Shore & André Previn: Dinah Sings, Previn Plays

On the Good Ship Lollipop - Rosemary Clooney: Clooney Tunes

She’s Funny That Way - Nat King Cole: Welcome to the Club

Miss Brown to You - Carmen McRae: single

Till We Meet Again - Ethel Ennis: My Kind of Waltztime

My Ideal - Charlie Wood: Lush Life

Have You Got Any Castles, Baby - Bobby Darin: This Is Darin

When Did You Leave Heaven - Nancy Wilson: Hollywood My Way

Beyond the Blue Horizon - Connie Conway: 33 Minutes and 22 Seconds with Connie Conway

I Can’t Escape from You - Bing Crosby & Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra: 78rpm single

Ain’t We Got Fun - Bob Hope & Margaret Whiting: Ain’t We Got Fun (EP)

Richard Armstrong Whiting 

November 12, 1891 - February 19, 1938

Thursday 23 November 2023

Series 26, Prog 12


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

Where Have You Been? - Barbara Lea: with the Johnny Windhurst Quintets

Where Are You? - Joe Williams: A Man Ain’t Supposed to Cry

Where Did It Go? (Manha de Carnaval) - Carmen McRae: Second to None

Where Are the Words? - Carmen McRae: Velvet Soul

Where Did Everyone Go? - Nat King Cole: Where Did Everyone Go?

Where Have All the Flowers Gone? - Marlene Dietrich: Dietrich

Where Are You Love? - Teri Thornton: single

Where Can I Go Without You? - Mel Tormé: Tormé

Where You Lead: Barbra Streisand: Barbra Joan Streisand

Where Flamingos Fly - Toni Harper & Marty Paich Orchestra: Night Mood

Where Is the Love? - Benny Benack III featuring Alita Moses: A Lot of Livin' to Do

Where Have I Seen You Before? - Maxine Sullivan: The Lady's In Love With You/Maxine Sullivan Sings the Music of Burton Lane

Where Do You Go from Love? - Marlene VerPlanck: Once There was a Moon

Where Is the One? - Frank Sinatra: Where Are You?

Where Are My Keys? - Lorraine Feather: Five (re-issued as The Body Remembers)

Where or When - Ella Fitzgerald: Sings The Rodgers And Hart Song Book (Vol 1)

Image: Ann H

Thursday 16 November 2023

Series 26, Prog 11


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

Talk to Me, Baby - Mark Murphy: Who Can I Turn To?
Don’t Talk - Carmen McRae: For Once in My Life
I’d Rather Talk About You - René Marie: Vertigo
Girl Talk - Betty Carter: Finally
Happy Talk - The Four Freshmen: Voices in Fun
Hear Me Talkin’ to Ya - Ella Fitzgerald: These Are the Blues
I Want to Talk About You - Nancy Wilson: Tender Loving Care
Chicken Talk - Yma Sumac: Mambo!
Talk About Cozy - Lorez Alexandria: Didn’t We
Talk to Me - Frank Sinatra: All the Way
Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone - Helen Humes: Songs I Like to Sing!
Sweet Talk - Peggy Lee: Let’s Love
Can’t We Talk It Over - Janet Seidel with Tom Baker & Ben Jones: The Art of Lounge (Vol 2)
Let the Little People Talk - Lena Horne: Lena
Sweet Talkin’ Hannah - Matt Monro: Here’s to My Lady
Everybody’s Talkin’ - Madeleine Peyroux: Half the Perfect World
Talking to Myself - Sinne Eeg: Remembering You

Photo: Andrea Pacquadio

Thursday 9 November 2023

Series 26, Prog 10


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

Getting to Know You - Gloria Lynne: This Little Boy of Mine
Nobody Else but Me - Tony Bennett: When Lights Are Low
Who - Pearl Bailey & The Charioteers: 78rpm single
The Folks Who Live on the Hill - Peggy Lee: The Man I Love
Lover, Come Back to Me - Al Hibbler: Melodies by Al Hibbler
When I Grow Too Old to Dream - Dinah Shore: Somebody Loves Me
Happy Talk - The Four Freshmen: Voices in Fun
Something Wonderful - Betty Carter: Out There with Betty Carter
The Sound of Music - Eydie Gormé: Sings the Great Songs from The Sound of Music and Other Broadway Hits
Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise - Bobby Darin: That’s All
I’ve Told Every Little Star - Annie Ross: Annie by Candlelight
It Might as Well Be Spring - Dick Haymes: Rain or Shine
This Nearly Was Mine - Frank Sinatra: The Concert Sinatra
Bali Ha’i - The Hi-Lo’s: All Over the Place
We Kiss in a Shadow - June Christy & Stan Kenton: Duet
I Won’t Dance - Johnny Mathis: Live It Up!
The Gentleman Is a Dope - Ella Fitzgerald & Nelson Riddle: Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson
Edelweiss - Harry Connick Jr: Songs I Heard

Oscar Hammerstein II

July 12, 1895 - August 23, 1960

Friday 3 November 2023

Series 26, Prog 9


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

Always True to You in My Fashion - Pearl Bailey: Sings the Cole Porter Songbook
Be Honest with Me - Esther Phillips: The Country Side of Esther
True - Lorraine Feather: Attachments
True Love - Dean Martin - This Time I’m Swingin’
I Had Myself a True Love - Barbara Lea: Barbara Lea with the Johnny Windhurst Quintet
Honest Papas Love Their Mamas Better - Fats Domino: Fats Is Back
Tell Me the Truth - Nancy Wilson: single
Be True to Me (Sabor a Mil) - Nancy Wilson: single
Ain’t It de Truth - Lena Horne: Jamaica (Original Cast Recording)
I Love You Truly - Cleo Laine: Woman to Woman
Honest I Do - Aretha Franklin: Spirit in the Dark
The Moment of Truth - Marian Montgomery: Lovin' Is Livin' and Livin' Is Lovin'
I Honestly Love You - Todd Gordon: Love dot com
Dark Truths - Dianne Reeves: That Day…
Sunny - Morgana King: Gemini Changes
If Dreams Come True - Billie Holiday: The Real Billie Holiday

Image: Magda Ehlers

Saturday 28 October 2023

Series 26, Prog 8


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

Boogie Woogie (I May Be Wrong) - Jimmy Rushing & Count Basie’s Orchestra

Honeysuckle Rose - Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie: A Classy Pair - Ella Fitzgerald Sings; Count Basie Plays with the Count Basie Orchestra

Ain’t No Use - Arthur Prysock & Count Basie: Arthur Prysock-Count Basie

I Surrender, Dear - Count Basie & His Orchestra & The Alan Copeland Singers: Basie Swingin’ - Voices Singin’

Anything Goes - Tony Bennett & Count Basie: Basie/Bennett

Have a Nice Day - Bing Crosby & Count Basie: Bing ’n Basie

Only You (and You Alone) - Diane Schuur: Dianne Schuur & The Count Basie Orchestra

Jumpin’ at the Woodside - Joe Williams, Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross & The Basie Band: Sing Along with Basie

Let Me Dream - Al Hibbler & Count Basie: Al Hibbler Sings Love Songs

Sunny - The Mills Brothers & Count Basie: The Board of Directors - Annual Report

Till Then - Sammy Davis Jr & Count Basie: I Gotta Right to Swing

Respect - Jackie Wilson & Count Basie: Manufacturers of Soul

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

Work Song - Sammy Davis Jr & Count Basie: Our Shining Hour

Flip, Flop and Fly - Big Joe Turner & Count Basie: The Bosses

I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter - Frank Sinatra & Count Basie: Sinatra-Basie

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

(August 21, 1904 - April 26, 1984)