Saturday 27 October 2018

LP Artwork: Come Fly with Me / Frank Sinatra

The opening track to this week's show, Around the World, comes from one of Frank Sinatra's best selling albums. Complete with its iconic artwork, although Mr S was less than impressed when he saw the proof. He felt it was more an advertisement for TWA than his recordings!

Released in January 1958, it held the top spot for five weeks in the Billboard charts.

Series 13, Prog 10


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

Around the World - Frank Sinatra: Come Fly with Me
Brazil - Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney: Fancy Meeting You Here
Stars Fell on Alabama - Billie Holiday: Songs for Distingue Lovers
Blue Hawaii - Ray Charles: The Genius Hits the Road
Georgia On My Mind - Ella Fitzgerald & Nelson Riddle: Ella Swings Gently with Nelson
A Foggy Day (In London Town) - Morgana King: The Greatest Songs Ever Swung
When In Rome - Tony Bennett & Bill Evans: The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album
New York State of Mind - Carmen McRae: Live at Bubba's!
St Louis Blues - Nat King Cole: Songs from St Louis Blues
Scarborough Fair - Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66: Fool On the Hill
Flying Down to Rio - Fred Astaire: The Complete London Sessions
Ode to Billie Joe - Nancy Wilson: Welcome to My Love
Witchita Lineman - Barb Jungr: The Men I Love/The New American Songbook
By the Time I Get to Phoenix - Peggy Lee: Two Shows Nightly
Love Is Here to Stay - Mark Murphy: Once to Every Heart

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com (STEM)

Saturday 20 October 2018

LP Artwork: Dinah Sings, Previn Plays

The strapline on this wonderful album cover says it all: SONGS IN A MID-NIGHT MOOD.

Sophisticated vocals and ever-so-subtle accompaniment from André Previn and his trio.

Although it's the track Sleepy Time Gal that fits in with this week's theme, check out two of the other absolute gems on this release: The Man I Love and I'll Be Seeing You; they're as good as it gets.

Series 13, Prog 9


Intro: A Little White Ship - Todd Gordon: Love dot com (Stem Label)

I’m Havin’ a Good Time - Alberta Hunter: Downhearted Blues/Live at The Cookery
Once Upon a Time - Tony Bennett: Live at The Sahara, Las Vegas
Sleepy Time Gal - Dinah Shore: Dinah Sings, Previn Plays
Anytime - Margaret Whiting: Margaret
Anytime, Any Day, Anywhere - Nat King Cole: Welcome to the Club
‘Round Midnight - Linda Ronstadt & Nelson Riddle: For Sentimental Reasons
From Time to Time - Mark Murphy: A Swingin’, Singin’ Affair
By the Time I Get to Phoenix - Frank Sinatra: Cycles
I’d Like to Hear It Sometime - Lena Horne: Soul
Bidin’ My Time - Johnny Hartman: Boston Concerts 1976
Seems Like Old Times - The Four Freshmen: Freshmen Favourites
Time After Time - Sarah Vaughan: Sassy Swings The Tivoli
Night Time Is the Right Time - Big Joe Turner & Count Basie: The Bosses
A Time for Love - Morgana King: Gemini Changes
As Time Goes By - Jimmy Durante: Jimmy Durante’s Way of Life
Just In Time - Carmen McRae: Something Wonderful
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Dick Haymes: Dick Haymes Comes Home! (Live at The Cocoanut Grove)

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com (Stem Label)

Thursday 18 October 2018

Series 13, Prog 8


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

Bye, Bye Blues - Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong: Bing & Louis
We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye - Diana Krall: Glad Rag Doll
The House Is Haunted By the Echo of Your Last Goodbye - Mel Tormé: Tormé
To Say Goodbye - Janet Seidel: The Art of Loung (Vol 1)
Mama's Gone, Goodbye - Peggy Lee: I'm a Woman
Bye, Baby, Bye - Johnny Hartman: single
I Will Say Goodbye - Sarah Vaughan: Sarah Vaughan with Michel Legrand
Goodbye - Frank Sinatra: Only the Lonely (mono MFSL release)
Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye - Eydie Gormé: Eydie Gormé Vamps the Roaring 20s
Make This a Slow Goodbye - Vic Damone: My Baby Loves to Swing
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Ella Fitzgerald: The Cole Porter Songbook
Don't Like Goodbyes - Tony Bennett: Art of Romance
Bye, Bye Love - Madeleine Peyroux: The Blue Room
Goodbye, Charlie - Bobby Darin: Hello, Dolly to Goodbye, Charlie
Goodbye (She Quietly Says) - Todd Gordon: Love dot com
Goodbye for Now - Barbra Streisand: The Movie Album

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com

Friday 5 October 2018

Series 13, Prog 7

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

All His Children - Bing Crosby & Count Basie: Bing ‘n’ Basie
Children of Coincidence - Dory Previn: We’re Children of Coincidence and Harpo Marx
Children, Children - Sammy Davis Jr: Lonely Is the Name
When I Was a Child - Peggy Lee: If You Go
Everybody’s Handsome Child - Ray Charles: Strong Love Affair
The Man with the Child In His Eyes - Kate Bush: The Kick Inside
Where Do the Children Play - Jess Abrams: Cat Stevens Reconstructed
Something Good - Todd Gordon: Love’s Illusions
Be a Child - Cleo Laine & Dudley Moore: Smilin’ Through
A Child Is Born - Tony Bennett & Bill Evans: Tony Bennett & Bill Evans
Emily - Barbra Streisand: The Movie Album
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child - Lou Rawls: The Soul Stirring Gospel Sound Of The Pilgrim Travelers Featuring Lou Rawls
Friday’s Child - Nancy Sinatra: Movin’ with Nancy
Beautiful Child - Rufus Wainwright: Want One
God Bless the Child - Esther Phillips: CTI Summer Jazz At The Hollywood Bowl, Live

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com