Thursday 31 August 2023

Series 25, Prog 20


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

I’m in the Market for You - Teddi King: Now in Vogue

You Made Me Love You - Steve Lawrence: Songs Everybody Knows

Alice Blue Gown - Joni James: Among My Souvenirs

I'm Always Chasing Rainbows - Tony Bennett: I Left My Heart in San Francisco

What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For - Marie Adams: single

I’m Gonna Laugh You Right Out of My Life - Mark Murphy: Sings Mostly Dorothy Fields and Cy Coleman

Cloudy Morning - Carmen McRae: Second to None

The Riviera - Blossom Dearie: Give Him the Ooh-La-La

The Sun Is Always Shining - Margaret Whiting & The Mellomen with Frank DeVol & His Orchestra: single

Rambling Rose - Perry Como: 78rpm single

The Meadows of Heaven - Perry Como & The Fontane Sisters: 78rpm single

Love is an Old Maid’s Dream - Marian Montgomery: Lovin’ is Livin’ and Livin’ is Lovin’

No Fool Like an Old Fool - Peggy Lee: Something Groovy!

A Boy from Texas, a Girl from Tennessee - Nat King Cole: single

Over the Weekend - Nancy Wilson: Lush Life

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

Why Try to Change Me Now - Sammy Davis Jr. & Count Basie: Our Shining Hour

Joseph McCarthy (September 27, 1885 - December 18, 1943)
Joseph (Allen) McCarthy Jr (August 18, 1922 - November 7, 1975)

Sunday 27 August 2023

Series 25, Prog 19


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

Something - Frank Sinatra: Trilogy 

Do Something - Betty Carter: At the Village Vanguard

Something Stirring in My Soul - Lou Rawls: Carryin’ On

Something’s Gotta Give - Dinah Washington: Dinah!

Sing Something Simple - June Christy: The Misty Miss Christy

Something Happens to Me - Jesse Belvin & Marty Paich Orchestra: Mr Easy

Something Cool - Claire Martin: Secret Love

Something I Dreamed Last Night - Marian Montgomery: What’s New?

Something in the Wind - The Four Freshmen: Four Freshmen and Five Trumpets

She’s Something Spanish - Pearl Bailey: single

Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart - Gene Pitney: single

You Do Something to Me - Lurlean Hunter: Stepping Out

Something You Got - Harry Connick Jr: Oh, My Nola

You Started Something - Ann Burton: New York State of Mind

Something Makes Me Want to Dance with You - Nat King Cole: Let’s Face the Music!

Something to Live For - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella at Duke’s Place

Something to Remember You By - Irene Kral & Herb Pomeroy: The Band and I

Something Good - Todd Gordon: Love’s Illusions (Bonus Track)

George Harrison's lyrics

Thursday 17 August 2023

Series 25, Prog 18


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

Willow Tree - Mildred Bailey & Her Alleycats: 78rpm single

Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (with Anyone Else But Me) - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra Featuring Marion Hutton, Tex Beneke & The Modernaires: The Sound of Glenn Miller (The Unforgettable Glenn Miller)

Tenderly - Mel Tormé: At the Crescendo

Little Green Apples - Bing Crosby & Count Basie: Bing ’n Basie

Down Among the Sheltering Palms - Bing Crosby & Bob Scobey's Frisco Jazz Band: Bing with a Beat

So Tall a Tree - Bing Crosby: 78rpm single

Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Old Oak Tree - Bing Crosby: single

Willow Weep for Me - Nancy Wilson: Nancy - Naturally

Let There Be Love - Nat King Cole & George Shearing: Nat King Cole Sings/George Shearing Quintet Plays

It’s Only a Paper Moon - Ella Fitzgerald: The Harold Arlen Song Book (Vol 2)

Trees - Al Hibbler: Melodies by Al Hibbler

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

Bein’ Green - Lena Horne: Nature’s Baby

The Best Is Yet to Come - Todd Gordon & Royal Air Force Squadronaires Big Band: Evergreen

Temma Harbour - Mary Hopkin: Those Were the Days

The Future/I’ve Been There - Frank Sinatra: Trilogy

Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans - Rosemary Clooney: Dedicated to Nelson

Photo: Cmonphotography

Thursday 10 August 2023

Series 25, Prog 17


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

Buona Sera - Louis Prima: The Wildest

All Too Soon - Anita O’Day: Anita O’Day & The Three Sounds

Pennsylvania 6-5000 - The Modernaires: Sing the Great Glenn Miller Instrumentals

Crazy He Calls Me - Lurlean Hunter: Blue & Sentimental

It’s All in the Game - Louis Armstrong: Satchmo in Style

Willingly (Melodie Perdue) - Carmen McRae: When You’re Away

Dance, Ballerina, Dance - Nat King Cole: At The Sands

Shangri-La - Peggy Lee: In the Name of Love

Ebb Tide - Frank Sinatra: Sings for Only the Lonely

My Way of Life - Frank Sinatra: Cycles

If You Could See Me Now - Denise Donatelli: In the Company of Friends

Te Quiero - The Mills Brothers: Yellow Bird

A Marshmallow World - Dean Martin: The Dean Martin Christmas Album

My Heart Cries for You - Keely Smith: Cherokeely Swings

Till - Tony Bennett: To My Wonderful One

I Could Have Told You - Esther Phillips: Esther Phillips Sings

Where Do I Begin (Love Story) - Perry Como: I Think of You

You’re My World - Cilla Black: 1963-1973/The Abbey Road Decade

What Now My Love - Sammy Davis Jr & Buddy Rich: The Sounds of ’66

Carl Sigman

(September 24, 1909 - September 26, 2000)

Saturday 5 August 2023

Album Artwork: AFTERGLOW

The second in our occasional series of interesting album covers. This one's an example of the classic style of 1950's releases on the famous Capitol Records label. 

Released in 1955, it featured June Hutton with close-harmony group, The Boys Next Door (featuring Clark Yokum) and Axel Stordahl's Orchestra.

Thursday 3 August 2023

Series 25, Prog 16


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

Still Crazy After All These Years - Ray Charles: My World

The Hungry Years - Peggy Lee: Peggy

A Hundred Years from Today - Helen Humes: Sneaking’ Around

Impatient Years - Frank Sinatra: Look to Your Heart

This Year’s Kisses - Billie Holiday: The Lady Sings

Ten Years of Kisses - Ernie Andrews & Cannonball Adderley: Live Session!

Five Long Years - Long john Baldry & The Hoochie Coochie Men: Long John’s Blues

Through the Years - Ready Willing & Mabel: A Cocktail for the Ears

The Careless Years - Tony Perkins: From My Heart

Sunrise, Sunset - Johnny Hartman: The Voice That Is!

All the Way - Keely Smith: Politely

The September of My Years - Frank Sinatra: September of My Years

The More I See You - Buddy Greco: Live at The Sands

Never in a Million Years - June Hutton: Afterglow

Two Years of Torture - Ray Charles: The Genius of Ray Charles

Image: Brett Jordan