Saturday 24 February 2018

Series 11, Prog 17


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

The Moon Got In My Eyes - Mildred Bailey: Harlem Lullaby
Through the Eyes of Love - Peggy Lee: Close Enough for Love
Close Your Eyes - Doris Day & André Previn: Duet
Angel Eyes - Frank Sinatra: Only the Lonely
I Only Have Eyes for You - Ella Fitzgerald & Nelson Riddle: Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Nancy Wilson: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Right Under My Eyes - Kristin Korb: Beyond the Moon
Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue (Has Anybody Seen My Girl) - Bing Crosby: Radio broadcast (November, 1950)
His Eyes, Her Eyes - Sarah Vaughan: Sarah Vaughan with Michel Legrand
The Night Has a Thousand Eyes - Irene Kral: Second Chance
Man with the Child In His Eyes - Kate Bush: The Kick Inside
I Never Want To Look Into Those Eyes Again - June Christy: This Is June Christy
Sunset Eyes - Ernie Andrews: In the Dark with Ernie Andrews
Star Eyes - Clairdee: Destination Moon
Them There Eyes - Billy Holiday: 78rpm single
When I Look In Your Eyes - Diana Krall: When I Look In Your Eyes
Black-Eyed Blues - Esther Phillips: Black-Eyed Blues
I’d Rather Listen to Your Eyes - Mildred Bailey: The Blues Singer (1929-1937)

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com 

Saturday 17 February 2018

LP Artwork: Rosie Solves the Swinging' Riddle! / Rosemary Clooney & Nelson Riddle

Ace arranger Nelson Riddle became rather jaded with all the plays on his surname when it came to album titles. This one, along with the contrived artwork, perhaps takes the biscuit!

Friday 16 February 2018

Series 11, Prog 16


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

I Want to be Happy - Cleo Laine: All About Me
Let Me Sing and I’m Happy -  Al Jolson: The Complete Radio Duets
Put On a Happy Face - Ann Burton: Remember 1966-1988
Sometimes I’m Happy - Alberta Hunter: Downhearted Blues - Live At The Cookery
I Whistle a Happy Tune - Frank Sinatra: Sinatra Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein
Love’s Been Good to Me - Frank Sinatra: A Man Alone
This Happy Madness (Estrada Branca) - Frank Sinatra: Sinatra and Company
Two Shots Of Happy, One Shot Of Sad - Nancy Sinatra: Nancy Sinatra
Walking Happy - Frank Sinatra Jr: That Face
You’ve Made Me So Very Happy - Nancy Wilson: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Stay with the Happy People - Bing Crosby & Ella Fitzgerald: Swingin' With Bing: Bing Crosby's Lost Radio Performances [Disc 3]
You're Making The Wrong Guy Happy - The Mills Brothers: single
Singing’ In the Rain - Lena Horne: Lena In Hollywood
Oh, How Happy - Billy Eckstine: Motown Years
Sunrise, Sunset - Bing Crosby & Count Basie: Bing ’n Basie
How Am I to Know - Rosemary Clooney: Rosie Solves the Swingin’ Riddle!
Make Someone Happy - Jimmy Durante: Jimmy Durante’s Way of Life
Back In Your Own Backyard - Billie Holiday: The Real Billie Holiday
Oh, Happy Day - Edwin Hawkins Singers: single

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com 

Saturday 10 February 2018

Ella (and Duke) all over the world: coming and going...

Series 11, Prog 15


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

And the Angels Sing - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella In Hamburg
Witchcraft - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Returns to Berlin
Sophisticated Lady - Ella In Rome: The 40th Birthday Concert
Take the ‘A’ Train - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella In Japan
They Can’t Take That Away from Me - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella In London
The Man I Love - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella In Berlin
L-O-V-E - Ella Fitzgerald: Jazz at The Santa Monica Civic ’72
Let’s Do It - Ella Fitzgerald: The Stockholm Concert
Tenderly - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella In Newport
Ain’t Misbehavin’ - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella In Edinburgh
Stairway to the Stars - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella In Hollywood
Shiny Stockings - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella at Juan Les Pins
People - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella In Budapest
Mack the Knife - Ella Fitzgerald: Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald Côte d'Azur Concerts [Disc 5]

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com 

Friday 2 February 2018

Series 11, Prog 14


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

Come Dance with Me! - Shirley Horn: Shirley Horn with Horns
Cha Cha Cha d'Amor - Dean Martin: Cha Cha Cha d'Amor
Dream Dancing - Mel Tormé & George Shearing: An Evening at Charlie's
Just Another Rhumba - Ella Fitzgerald: The George & Ira Gershwin Songbook
Change Partners - Fred Astaire: Mr Top Hat
Dancing on the Ceiling - The Supremes: The Supremes Sing Rodgers & Hart
I Won't Dance - Blossom Dearie: Blossom Dearie
Something Makes Me Want to Dance with You - Nat King Cole: Let's Face the Music
I Could Have Danced All Night - Peggy Lee: Latin Ala Lee
Ten Cents a Dance - Anita O'Day: Anita O'Day & Billy May Swing Rodgers & Hart
Shall We Dance - Norma Winstone: Manhattan in the Rain
It's a Raggy Waltz - Dave Brubeck & Carmen McRae: single
Ballin' the Jack - Sammy Davis Jr: Salutes the Stars of the London Palladium
The Continental - Rosemary Clooney: Dedicated to Nelson
Everybody's Twistin' - Frank Sinatra: single
Cheek to Cheek - Claire Martin: Secret Love
The Last Dance/Dancing in the Dark - Tierney Sutton: Dancing in the Dark

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com