Wednesday 27 December 2023

Series 26, Prog 16


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

The Charleston - Louis Prima: Louis Prima
Everybody Loves My Baby - Dinah Washington & Eddie Chamblee: Dinah Washington Sings Fats Waller
Somebody Loves Me - Perry Como: We Get Letters
Fascinating Rhythm - Sarah Vaughan with Michael Tilson Thomas & Los Angeles Philharmonic/Gershwin Live!
All By Myself - Jimmy Rushing & Dave Brubeck Quartet
Lazy - Ella Fitzgerald: Sings the Irving Berlin Song Book (Vol 1)
All Alone - Frank Sinatra: All Alone
I Want to Be Happy - Cleo Laine: All About Me
California, Here I Come - Ray Charles: The Genius Hits the Road
What’ll I Do - Gloria Lynne & Earl May Trio: I’m Glad There Is You
I’ll See You in My Dreams - Jimmy Durante: Jimmy Durante’s Way of Life
Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now) - Peggy Lee: Sugar & Spice
Tea for Two - Beverly Kenney: Snuggled on Your Shoulder
Alabamy Bound - Dean Martin: Swinging’ Down Yonder
Heard Hearted Hannah - Shirley Horn: Light Out of Darkness (A Tribute to Ray Charles)
It Had to Be You - Harry Connick Jr: Recipe for Love
The Man I Love - Carmen McRae: Can’t Hide Love
When My Sugar Walks Down the Street - Nat King Cole: Let’s Face the Music!
Oh, Lady be Good - Ella Fitzgerald: Live in Paris (1957-1960)

Image: Jill Wellington

Friday 15 December 2023

Series 26, Prog 15


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

Happy Holiday - Peggy Lee: Christmas Carousel
On Christmas Day - Gloria Lynne & Earl May Trio: I’m Glad There Is You
Christmas Time - Mighty Blue Kings: The Christmas Album
It’s Christmas - Blossom Dearie & Mike Renzie: Christmas Spice So Very Nice
Snow - Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Peggy Lee & Trudy Stevens: single
The Merriest - June Christy: This Time of Year
Have a Jolly Holly Christmas - Harry Connick Jr: What a Night! A Christmas Album
I’d Like You for Christmas - Julie London: single
The Little Drummer Boy - Lou Rawls: Ho! Ho! Ho!
Snowfall - Doris Day: The Doris Day Christmas Album
Dear Heart - Janet Seidel: Hooray for Christmas
A Christmas Carol - Tom Lehrer: More of Tom Lehrer
The Christmas Waltz - Nancy Wilson: Merry Mixmas/Christmas Classics Remix (Verve)
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Eydie Gormé: That Holiday Feeling!
Little Jack Frost, Get Lost - John Sheridan’s Dream Band featuring Rebecca Kilgore:
Hooray for Christmas!
Merry Christmas, Baby - Clairdee & Nicolas Bearde: This Christmas
Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town - Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers: 78rpm single
The Secret of Christmas - Ella Fitzgerald: single
Jingle Bells - Frank Sinatra with Gordon Jenkins' Orchestra & Chorus: A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra

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)

Thursday 19 October 2023

Series 26, Prog 7


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

Time - Mel Tormé: Right Now!
Any Old Time - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra featuring Billie Holiday: Any Old Time
Once Upon a Time - Frank Sinatra: September of My Years
Any Time, Any Day, Anywhere - Lee Wiley: Back Home Again
As Time Goes By - Jimmy Durante: Jimmy Durante’s Way of Life
By the Time I Get to Phoenix - Peggy Lee: Two Shows Nightly (Copacabana, New York - April 1968)
I’m Having a Good Time - Alberta Hunter: Amtrak Blues
Cryin’ Time - Ray Charles: single
Just in Time - Blossom Dearie: Sings Comden & Green
Four or Five Times - Sy Oliver: Jimmy Lunceford in Hi-Fi
A Time for Love - Morgana King: Gemini Changes
Good Times - Steve Lawrence: Sings of Love and Sad Young Men
I Forget the Time - Frankie Laine & Michel Legrand: Reunion in Rhythm
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Janet Seidel & William Galison: Love Letters
Seems Like Old Times - Vaughn Monroe: 78rpm single
Time After Time - Chet Baker: Chet Baker Sings
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was - Buddy Greco: Live at The Sands

Image: Mat Brown

Thursday 12 October 2023

Series 26, Prog 6


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

The Rules of the Road - Nat King Cole: Let’s Face the Music!

You Turn Me On, Baby - Blossom Dearie: Sweet Blossom Dearie (Live at Ronnie Scott’s)

I’m Gonna Laugh You Right Out of My Life - Sue Raney: All By Myself

Why Try to Change Me Now - Frank Sinatra: No One Cares

Hey, Look Me Over - Peggy Lee: Extra Special!

A Doodlin’ Song - Peggy Lee: Extra Special

You Fascinate Me So - Peggy Lee: Pretty Eyes

Pass Me By - Peggy Lee: Pass Me By

That’s My Style - Mark Murphy: Sings Mostly Dorothy Fields and Cy Coleman

I Walk a Little Faster: Beverly Kenney: Born to Be Blue

Melancholy Moon - The Andrews Sisters: single

Early Morning’ Blues - Joyce Breach & The Keith Ingham Trio: Remembering Mabel Mercer (Vol 2)

My Personal Property - Sammy Davis Jr: I’ve Gotta Be Me

Big Spender - Shirley MacLaine: Live at the Palace

I’m in Love Again - Marlene VerPlanck: Once There Was a Moon

When in Rome - Tony Bennett & Bill Evans: The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album

The Best Is Yet to Come - Lorez Alexandria: Lorez Alexandria the Great

With Every Breath I Take - Claire Martin & Richard Rodney Bennett: Witchcraft/The Songs of Cy Coleman

Kick Off Your Shoes - Carmen McRae: Live at the Village Gate

Witchcraft - Chris Connor: Witchcraft


June 14, 1929 - November 18, 2004

Thursday 5 October 2023

Series 26, Prog 5


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

Chicago - Frank Sinatra: The Movie Songs
There's A Broken Heart for Every Light on Broadway - Mel Tormé: Sings Sunday in New York
Happy Days and Lonely Nights - Kay Starr: Jazz Singer
When the Morning Glories Wake Up in the Morning (Then I'll Kiss Your Two Lips Good-Night) - Big Joe Turner: Boss of the Blues
There Ain't No Sweet Girl (That's Worth the Salt of My Tears) - Bobby Darin: I Wanna Be Around
Your Feet’s Too Big - Fats Waller: Your Feet’s Too Big (EP)
Why Can’t This Night Go On Forever - Frank D’Rone: After the Ball
I’d Rather Be Blue - Johnny Marvin & Nat Shilkret Orchestra: 78rpm single
Warm Kiss (and a Cold Heart) - Jeri Southern: Southern Breeze
Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall - Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie: Ella and Basie!
That Ole Devil Called Love - Billie Holiday: 78rpm single
Whispering Grass - Lou Rawls: Nobody But Lou
Invitation to the Blues - Annie Ross & Zoot Sims: A Gasser!
When Sunny Gets Blue - Blossom Dearie: May I Come In?
May I Come In - Nancy Wilson: Welcome to My Love
Something Happens to Me - Jesse Belvin & Marty Paich Orchestra: Mr Easy
Cloudy Morning - Peggy Lee: Mink Jazz
Only the Young - Caecilie Norby: First Conversation
No Good Man - Billie Holiday: Lady Sings the Blues
Good Morning Heartache - Cassandra Wilson: Coming Forth by Day

Fred Fisher (September 30, 1875 - January 14, 1942)
Doris Fisher (May 2, 1915 - January 15, 2003)
Marvin Fisher (September 26, 1916 - August 21, 1993)
Dan Fisher (August 26, 1920 - September 6, 2001)

Thursday 28 September 2023

Series 26, Prog 4


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

Remember - Billie Holiday & Her Lads of Joy: An Evening with Billie Holiday

An Affair to Remember (Our Love Affair) - Nat King Cole: Sings the Great Songs!

Did I Remember - Ernestine Anderson: Hot Cargo

I Remember Suzanne - Mel Tormé: that’s All (Bonus Track)

A Lot to Remember - Lorraine Feather: Ages

It’s Easy to Remember - Dorothy Dandridge & Oscar Peterson Trio: Smooth Operator

Please Remember - The Four Freshmen: Freshmen Favorites (Vol 2)

I Remember You - Ella Fitzgerald: Sings The Johnny Mercer Song Book

Try to Remember - Steve Lawrence: On a Clear Day

You’ll Remember Me - Peggy Lee: Bridge Over Troubled Water

Remember (Christmas) - Harry Nilsson: Son of Schmilsson

Remember My Name - Alberta Hunter: Remember My Name

I Remember - Peggy Lee: Sings Leiber & Stoller (Mirrors) 

Forget to Remember - Frank Sinatra: single

I’ll Remember April - Thelma Gracen: Thelma Gracen

Remember - Betty Carter: The Modern Sound of Betty Carter

Photo: Cottonbro Studio