Thursday 24 February 2022

Series 22, Prog 1


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

Cocktails for Two - Keely Smith: Politely

The Coffee Song - Frank Sinatra: Ring-a-Ding, Ding!

You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me - Anita O’Day: An Evening with Anita O’Day

It Never Entered My Mind - Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson: Double Exposure

I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water - Barbara Morrison: Live at The Dakota (Vol 2)

Corn Whiskey - Jimmy Witherspoon: single

Drinking Water (Agua de Beber) - Astrud Gilberto: The Astrud Gilberto Album

Tea for Two - Syvia Syms: Sylvia Syms Sings

Little Ol’ Wine Drinker, Me - Dean Martin: single

A Wet Night (and a Dry Martini) - Cynthia Crane & Mike Renzi: Smoky Bar Songs (For the No-Smoking Section)

Me and My Gin (aka Gin House Blues) - Nina Simone: Forbidden Fruit

Days of Wine and Roses - Peggy Lee: Mink Jazz

Pink Champagne - Jimmy Witherspoon: Hey, Mrs Jones

You Go to My Head - Billie Holiday: Billie Holiday Sings

Gimme That Wine - Lambert, Hendricks & Ross: The Hottest New Group in Jazz

Hard Hearted Hannah - Ella Fitzgerald: Pete Kelly’s Blues (Soundtrack)

Rum and Coca-Cola - The Andrews Sisters: In Hi-Fi

Gimme a Pigfoot (and a Bottle of Beer) - La Vern Baker: Sings Bessie Smith

Photo: Burst

Thursday 17 February 2022

Series 21, Prog 20


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

Funny (But I Still Love You) - Ray Charles: Hallelujah, I Love Her So!
Ain’t We Got Fun - Peggy Lee: Jump for Joy
Fun to Be Fooled - Jackie Paris: Sings the Lyrics of Ira Gershwin
Funnier Than Funny - Nancy Wilson: Gentle Is My Love
Funny (Not Much) - Buddy Greco: Big Band and Ballads
Funny What Love Can Do - Bobby Darin: single
My Funny Valentine - Carmen McRae: After Glow
She’s Funny That Way - Frank Sinatra: Nice ’n’ Easy
Funny Face - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George & Ira Gershwin Song Book
This Funny World - Tony Bennett: The Complete Improv Recordings
All in Fun - Tony Bennett: The Art of Romance
Getting Some Fun Out of Life - Carol Sloane: Love You Madly
What a Funny Girl (You Used to Be) - Frank Sinatra: Watertown
Funny World - Johnny Hartman: The Voice That Is!
Are We Just Having Fun - Sarah Moule: Stormy Emotions
Just for the Fun of It - Nat King Cole: Just One of Those Things
I’ve Had My Fun - Ray Charles: single

Photo: Emma Bauso

Photo: Emma Ba

Thursday 10 February 2022

Series 21, Prog 19


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

I Thought About You - Johnny Hartman: And I Thought About You
Darn That Dream - Ella Fitzgerald & Nelson Riddle: Ella Swings Gently with Nelson
Heaven Can Wait - Dean Martin: This Time I’m Swingin’
(We’re Off on) The Road to Morocco - Bing Crosby & Bob Hope: 78rpm single
But Beautiful - Jacqui Dankworth: Detour Ahead
Swinging on a Star - Mark Murphy: Playing the Field
Moonlight Becomes You - Dick Haymes: Moonbeams
Here’s That Rainy Day - Sammy Davis Jr: Sammy Davis Jr Sings, Laurindo Almeida Plays
Come Fly with Me - Frank Sinatra: Come Fly with Me
All the Way - Clairdee: Music Moves
Love and Marriage - Peggy Lee: Olé ala Lee!
Call Me Irresponsible - The Four Freshmen: More 4 Freshmen with 5 Trombones
Come Dance with Me - Shirley Horn: Shirley Horn with Horns
Only the Lonely - Liane Carroll: Ballads
(Love Is) The Tender Trap - Mel Tormé: At The Crescendo
I’ll Only Miss Her When I Think of Her - Matt Monro: Stranger in Paradise (The Lost New York Sessions)
The Second Time Around - Ernestine Anderson & George Shearing: A Perfect Match
My Kind of Town - Frank Sinatra: Sinatra at The Sands

Jimmy Van Heusen, born Edward Chester Babcock (Jan 26, 1913 - Feb 6, 1990)

Thursday 3 February 2022

Series 21, Prog 18


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

Together (Wherever We Go) - Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gormé: We Got Us

Together - Frank Sinatra: All Alone

I Love You - Julie London: Julie is Her Name

I Love You - Billy Eckstine: Once More with Feeling

I Love You - Earl: single

Tonight - Michael Dees with Don Trenner & His Orchestra: Michael Dees Sings Steve Allen

Tonight - Nancy Wilson: Broadway My Way

To Know You Is to Love You - Thelma Houston & The Pressure Cooker: I’ve Got the Music in Me

To Know You (Is to Love You) - Perry Como: Como Swings

(They Long to Be) Close to You - Carmen McRae: The Great American Songbook

Close to You - Frank Sinatra: Close to You

Don’t Wait Too Long - Madeleine Peyroux: Careless Love

Don’t Wait Too Long - Blossom Dearie: May I Come In?

What a Wonderful World - Tony Bennett & k d lang: A Wonderful World

(What a) Wonderful World - Art Garfunkel (with Paul Simon & James Taylor): single

Louise Phelan - Why: Moments of Light

Clare Teal - Why: Hey Ho

Photo: Monstera