Thursday 27 April 2023

Series 25, Prog 2


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

Strike Up the Band - Ella Fitzgerald: Sings the George & Ira Gershwin Song Book (Vol 3)

Everything’s Coming Up Roses - Barbara Long & Herb Geller Quintet

Coming Up - John Pizzarelli & Michael McDonald: Midnight McCartney

Let Me Off Uptown - Anita O'Day & Roy Eldridge with Gene Krupa Orchestra: Anita O’Day and the Three Sounds

Button Up Your Overcoat - Johnny Mercer & Paul Weston’s Orchestra: The Uncollected Johnny Mercer

Things Are Looking Up - Sarah Vaughan: Sings George Gershwin

It’s All Up to You - Frank Sinatra & Dinah Shore: 78rpm single

Sneakin’ Up on You - Peggy Lee: Pass Me By

Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most - Mark Murphy: Rah

Look Out Up There - June Christy: This Is June Christy

Up, Up and Away - Sammy Davis Jr: Lonely Is the Name

Lost Up in Loving You - Carmen McRae: At Ratso’s (Vol 1)

Straighten Up and Fly Right - Nat King Cole: Super Best Nat King Cole (Vol 1)

Up from the Skies - Sinne Eeg: Remembering You

Live It Up! - Johnny Mathis with Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra: Live It Up!

Cuddle Up a Little Closer - Dean Martin: Sleep Warm

Pick Yourself Up - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson

Photo: David Besh

Thursday 20 April 2023

Series 25, Prog 1


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

Autumn Leaves - Frank Sinatra: Where Are You?
My Fate Is in Your Hands - Maxine Sullivan: A Tribute to Andy Razaf
Clap Yo’ Hands - Ella Fitzgerald: Sings the George &  Ira Gershwin Song Book (Vol 3)
Baby, Let Me Hold Your Hand - Ray Charles: single
Time On My Hands (You In My Arms) - Billie Holiday: 78rpm single
A Handful of Songs - Annie Ross: Sings a Handful of Songs
A Handful of Stars - Nat King Cole: Sings for Two in Love
A Handful of Soul - Carmen McRae & The Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band: November Girl
Hands Across the Table - Lee Wiley: Manhattan Nights
Hands of Time (Brian’s Song) - Sarah Vaughan: Sarah Vaughan with Michel Legrand
I Want to Hold Your Hand - Keely Smith: Sings the John Lennon & Paul McCartney Songbook
I Took Your Hand (Fellini's Waltz) - Jacqui Dankworth: Live to Love
It’s All in My Hands - Cleo Laine: Woman to Woman
Keep Your Hand on Your Heart - Joe Williams: Presenting Joe Williams & Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra
Healing Hands of Time - Diane Schuur: The Gathering
He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands - Judy Garland & Liza Minnelli: Live at the London Palladium

Photo: Cottonbro Studio


Thursday 13 April 2023

Series 24, Prog 20


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

What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life - Sarah Vaughan: Sarah Vaughan with Michel Legrand

Once Upon a Summertime - Janet Seidel: Comme Çi, Comme Ça

The Windmills of Your Mind - Mark Murphy: North Sea Jazz Sessions (Vol 5)

I Will Say Goodbye - Carmen McRae: Sarah/Dedicated to You

Where’s the Love - Astrud Gilberto: I Haven’t Got Anything Better to Do

I Forget the Time - Frankie Laine & Michel Legrand: Reunion in Rhythm

Blue, Grey, Green and Gone - Sarah Vaughan: Sarah Vaughan with Michel Legrand

Summer Me, Winter Me - Leslie Uggams: On My Way to You

Sweet Gingerbread Man - Marion Montgomery: Marian in the Morning 

The Summer Knows - Frank Sinatra: Some Nice Things I’ve Missed

A Piece of Sky - Barbra Streisand: Yentl (Soundtrack)

Pretty Polly - Matt Monro: Stranger in Paradise/The Best of Matt Monro

How Do You Keep the Music Playing - Susannah McCorkle: How Do You Keep the Music Playing?

Watch What Happens - Ella Fitzgerald: Sunshine of Your Love

You Must Believe in Spring - Ian Shaw: Somewhere Towards Love

I Will Wait for You - Lena Horne & Michel Legrand: Lena & Michel


February 24, 1932 - January 26, 2019

Photo: Universal Music/Stan Wiezniak (1961)

Thursday 6 April 2023

Series 24, Prog 19


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

Jazz Is His Old Lady (and My Old Man) - Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines & Marva Josie: Jazz Is His Old Lady

Don’t Weep for the Lady - Betty Carter: The Modern Sound of Betty Carter

The Lady Is a Tramp - Mel Tormé & The Marty Paich Dek-Tette: Lulu’s Back in Town

Lady Sings the Blues - Billie Holiday: Lady Sings the Blues

Lady Day - Frank Sinatra: Sinatra & Company

Sigh No More, Ladies, Sigh No More - Cleo Laine: Cleo Sings Elizabethan

The Lady’s in Love with You - Ian Shaw: The Abbey Road Sessions

Sea Lady - Norma Winstone: Somewhere Called Home

Lady Luck - Billy Eckstine: No Cover, No Minimum

Lady Lonely - Toni Harper & Marty Paich Orchestra: Lady Lonely

The Lady in Red - Mark Murphy: Let Yourself Go

Sophisticated Lady - Carol Sloane: Sophisticated Lady

Oh, Lady Be Good - Ella Fitzgerald: At The Opera House (2nd Concert)

You’re a Lady - Peter Skellern: You’re a Lady

Two Ladies in de Shade - Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson: Double Exposure

Photo: Murat Esibatir 

Saturday 1 April 2023

Series 24, Prog 18


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

Steppin’ Out with My Baby - Fred Astaire: The Astaire Story - Vol 2

Baby, Baby - Carmen McRae: Something Wonderful

Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good to You - Nancy Wilson: Tender Loving Care

I’m Nobody’s Baby - Vic Damone: My Baby Loves to Swing

My Baby Just Cares for Me - Nina Simone: Little Girl Blue

Get On the Right Track Baby - Ray Charles: Yes Indeed!

My Melancholy Baby - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra: 78rpm single

Lean Baby - Frank Sinatra: Sinatra/The Great Years

Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby - June Christy: Big Band Specials

I Found a Million Dollar Baby (in a Five and Ten Cent Store) - Nat King Cole: The Very Thought of You

Everybody Loves My Baby - Jimmy Rushing: Jimmy Rushing and the Smith Girls

Nobody Like My Baby - Ann Richards & Stan Kenton: Two Much!

Baby, Don’t You Quit Now - Tony Bennett: I’ve Gotta be Me

You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby - Peggy Lee: Somethin’ Groovy!

Talk to Me, Baby - Mark Murphy: Who Can I Turn To?

Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home - Sarah Vaughan: Sarah + 2

Juke Box Baby - Perry Como: single

Don’t Cry Baby - Aretha Franklin: The Tender, The Moving, The Swinging Aretha Franklin

One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) - Ella Fitzgerald: Sings The Harold Arlen Song Book (Vol 2)

Ooo-Wee Baby - Jimmy Witherspoon: Hey, Mrs Jones