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)