Thursday 18 July 2024

Series 28, Prog 6


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

I Think You’d Better Go - Jo Harrop: The Heart Wants
Don'cha Go ’Way Mad - Lucy Ann Polk: Lucky Lucy Ann
Easy Come, Easy Go - Steve Lawrence: Portrait of Steve
Easy As You Go - The Dave Brubeck Quartet & Carmen McRae: The Real Ambassadors
If You Go Away (Ne Me Quitte Pas) - Frank Sinatra: My Way
Go Away Little Boy - Shirley Horn: Shirley Horn with Horns
Go Slow - Julie London: Make Love to Me
Don’t Let Her Go - Sammy Davis Jr: Here’s Lookin’ at You
Goin’ to Chicago Blues - Peggy Lee: Blues Cross Country with the Quincy Jones Orchestra 
Here We Go Again - Ray Charles: Ray Charles Invites You to Listen
Go Away, My Love! - Beverly Kenney: Born to Be Blue
Guy On the Go - The Mills Brothers: Dream
After the Lights Go Down Low - Freda Payne: After The Lights Go Down Low And Much More!!!
You Go to My Head - Billie Holiday: Solitude
So Very Hard to Go - Tower of Power: Tower of Power
I Go for That - Audrey Morris: The Voice of Audrey Morris
Go Away - Johnny Hartman: I Love Everybody
Never Let Me Go - Nancy Wilson: Yesterday’s Love Songs, Today’s Blues
I’m Gonna Go Fishin’ - Mel Tormé: I Dig the Duke/I Dig the Count

Photo: Ivan Samkov

Thursday 11 July 2024

Series 28, Prog 5


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

This Must Be the Place - Betty Hutton & Tennessee Ernie Ford with Billy May & His Orchestra: 78rpm single
Duke's Place (C-Jam Blues) - Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington: Ella at Duke’s Place
My Safest Place - Ian Shaw: Lifejacket
No Place to Go - Sue Raney: All By Myself
I Know a Place - Sammy Davis Jr & Buddy Rich: The Sounds of ’66
Something’ Stupid - Frank Sinatra & Nancy Sinatra: The World We Knew
No Place to Go - Connie Conway: The Very Best of Connie Conway (Vol 1)
A Place for Lovers - Ella Fitzgerald: A Place for Lovers (Soundtrack)
Far Away Places - Tommy Sands: Dream with Me
I Hope I Never Leave This Place - Lorraine Feather: Attachments
No Particular Place to Go - Chuck Berry: single
(Theme from) A Summer Place - Joanie Sommers: Johnny Get Angry
A Lonely Place - Tony Bennett: I’ve Gotta be Me
No Place to Be Somebody - Oscar Brown Jr: Movie’ On
A Rock and a Hard Place - Carol Kidd: Both Sides Now
Any Place I Hang My Hat is Home - Judy Garland: Judy

Photo: Tim Mossholder


Saturday 6 July 2024

Series 28, Prog 4


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

Your Mother’s Son-in-Law - Billie Holiday with Benny Goodman & His Orchestra: The Real Billie Holiday

Night Time was My Mother - June Christy: The Song Is June

Gran’ma Plays the Numbers - Sy Oliver: 78rpm single

My Cousin in Milwaukee - Ella Fitzgerald: Sings the George & Ira Gershwin Song Book (Vol 2)

Texas Girl at the Funeral of Her Father - Randy Newman: Little Criminals

Hey! Stop Kissin’ My Sister - Fats Waller: Fun with Fats

Four Brothers - Lambert, Hendricks & Ross: Sing a Song of Basie

Aunt Hagar’s Blues - Pearl Bailey: St Louis Blues

My Cousin Louella - Frank Sinatra: The Columbia Years (1943-1952) - Vol 7

This Mother’s Daughter - Nancy Wilson: This Mother’s Daughter

Who Takes Care of the Caretaker’s Daughter - Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer: Two of a Kind

Sons of - Judy Collins: Whales & Nightingales

Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean - Annie Ross: Sings a Handful of Songs (bonus track)

Songs and Lullabies - Norma Winstone & Fred Hersch: Songs & Lullabies

My Father - Nina Simone: Baltimore

(Me and) Brother Bill - Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong: Bing & Satchmo

(I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My) Sister Kate - Madeleine Peyroux: Celebrating 20 Years Of The Festival International de Jazz de Montreal (1980-2000)

Photo: Pexels User

Series 28, Prog 3


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

I Believe in You - Sarah Vaughan: The Explosive Side of Sarah Vaughan

Making Believe You’re Here - Nat King Cole: The Very Thought of You

Believe - Nat King Cole: Every Time I Feel the Spirit (bonus track)

Make Believe Dreams - Esther Phillips: And I Love Him (Esther Phillips Sings Great Love Songs)

I Believe - Dinah Washington & Brook Benton: The Two of Us

Do You Believe - Carol Kidd & Nigel Clark: Dreamsville

You Better Believe It - Billy Eckstine: For the Love of Ivy

I Believe in Dreams - Doris Day: I Have Dreamed

I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love with Me - Helen O’Connell: Here’s Helen

I Believe - Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante & Bobby Long: Sinatra in Hollywood

Would You Believe - Claire Martin & Richard Rodney Bennett: Witchcraft/The Songs of Cy Coleman

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

I’m Making Believe - Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass: Easy Living

How Could You Believe Me When I Said I Loved You (When You Know I've Been a Liar All My Life) - Bing Crosby & Judy Garland: Bing Crosby Radio Show

I’m a Believer - Barb Jungr: The Men I Love/The New American Songbook

Believe It, Beloved - Al Hibbler with Johnny Hodges & His Orchestra: Favorites

Make Believe - Peggy Lee: Live in London

Photo: Brett Sayles

Thursday 20 June 2024

Series 28, Prog 2


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

I’d Know You Anywhere - Irene Kral & Herb Pomeroy: The Band and I
On the Sunny Side of the Street - The Modernaires: We Remember Tommy Dorsey Too!
Reach for Tomorrow - Ella Fitzgerald: Let No Man Write My Epitaph
I Feel a Song Comin’ On - Claire Martin featuring Joe Locke: I Feel a Song Coming On
Where Are You? - Frank Sinatra: Where Are You?
I’m Shooting High - Ann Richards: I’m Shooting High
I Just Found Out About Love - Diane Schuur: Diane Schuur & The Count Basie Orchestra
Lost in a Fog - Tommy Leonetti With Marion Evans & His Orchestra: Dream Street
The Music Stopped - Keely Smith: Keely Sings Sinatra
A Most Unusual Day - June Christy with Stan Kenton: Road Show (Recorded in Concert at Purdue University)
Don’t Blame Me - The Mills Brothers: Gems by the Mills Brothers
Spreadin’ Rhythm Around - Billie Holiday & Teddy Wilson: The Real Billie Holiday
I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me - Dean Martin: This Time I’m Swingin’
I’m In the Mood for Love - Mae West: The Fabulous Mae West
Can’t Get Out of This Mood - Samara Joy: Linger Awhile
When My Sugar Walks Down the Street - Nat King Cole: Let’s Face the Music
Exactly Like You - Carmen McRae: After Glow
Let’s Get Lost - Chet Baker: Chet Baker Sings and Plays
A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening - Ann Burton & Louis van Dyke Trio: Ballads & Burton
I Can’t Give You Anything but Love - Sarah Vaughan & Benny Carter: The Explosive Side of Sarah Vaughan

Jimmy McHugh 
(July 10, 1894 – May 23, 1969)

Thursday 13 June 2024

Series 28, Prog 1


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

The Best is Yet to Come - Carmen McRae: Sarah - Dedicated to You
Just for a Thrill - Peggy Lee: Norma Delores Egstrom from Jamestown North Dakota
Close Your Eyes - Vic Damone: Linger Awhile with Vic Damone
My Silent Love - Sue Raney: When Your Lover Has Gone
Close as Pages in a Book - Maxine Sullivan & Bob Wilber: Close as Pages in a Book
Now or Never - Billie Holiday with Sy Oliver & His Orchestra: 78rpm single
Drinking Again - Frank Sinatra: The World We Knew
How Am I to Know? - Rosemary Clooney & Nelson Riddle: Rose Solves the Swingin’ Riddle
Lucky to be Me - Norma Winstone: Manhattan in the Rain
My Secret Place - Joni Mitchell: Chalk Mark in a Rain Storm
Can’t We Be Friends - Sammy Davis Jr: The Wham of Sam
Go Away Little Boy - Shirley Horn: Shirley Horn with Horns
The Man with the Child in His Eyes - Kate Bush: The Kick Inside
Inside a Silent Tear - Carol Sloane: Love You Madly
I’m in Love Again - Blossom Dearie: May I Come In?
Come in from the Rain - Todd Gordon: Ballads from the Midnight Hotel
Make Me Rainbows - Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie: A Perfect Match (Ella & Basie at the Montreux Jazz Festival 1979)

Photo: Tima Miroshnichenko

Series 27, Prog 20


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

To Say Goodbye (Pra Dizer Adeus) - Janet Seidel: The Art of Lounge 1
Make This a Slow Goodbye - Vic Damone: My Baby Loves to Swing
Goodby - Dianne Reeves: Bridges
Goodbye - Nancy Wilson: RSVP (Rare Songs, Very Personal)
Goodbye, Charlie - Bobby Darin: Hello Dolly to Goodbye, Charlie
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Elaine Delmar: Sings Cole Porter
Goodbye (She Quietly Says) - Todd Gordon: Love dot com
Goodbye for Now - Claire Martin, Scott Dunn & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: I Watch You Sleep
Goodbye Love - Georgia Cécile & Euan Stevenson: Only the Lover Sings
Goodbye, Goodbye - Johnny Hartman: I Love Everybody
My Last Goodbye to You - Beverly Jenkins: Gordon Jenkins Presents My Wife The Blues Singer
I Will Say Goodbye - Sarah Vaughan: Sarah Vaughan with Michel Legrand
Mama’s Gone, Goodbye - Peggy Lee: I’m a Woman
Don’t Like Goodbyes - Frank Sinatra: Close to You
The Long Goodbye - Clydie King: The Long Goodbye (soundtrack)
Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye - Eydie Gormé: Vamps the Roaring 20s

Photo: Cottonbro Studio

Thursday 30 May 2024

Series 27, Prog 19


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

This Girl’s in Love with You - Ella Fitzgerald: Sunshine of Your Love
Killing Time - Jimmy Witherspoon: The Blues, The Whole Blues, And Nothing But The Blues
Killing Me Softly with His Song - Roberta Flack: Softly with These Songs
Dear Death - Carmen McRae & The Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band: November Girl
The Sun Died - Shirley Horn: Light Out of Darkness/A Tribute to Ray Charles
Come Away, Come Away, Death - Maxine Sullivan: Sullivan/Shakespeare/Hyman
No Headstone on My Grave - Esther Phillips: The Country Side of Esther
I’ll Love You (Till I Die) - Carmen McRae: single
Where Have All the Flowers Gone - Marlene Dietrich: Dietrich
Murder, He Says - Betty Hutton: single
Miss Otis Regrets - Todd Gordon: Love’s Illusions
Tango - Peggy Lee: Mirrors
Is That All There Is - Peggy Lee: Is That All There Is
I’m Gonna Live Till I Die - Frank Sinatra: Look to Your Heart

Photo: Brett Sayles

Saturday 25 May 2024

Series 27, Prog 18


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

A Fine Romance - Ella Fitzgerald: Sings the Jerome Kern Song Book

Ain’t That Fine - Ray Charles: The Greatest Collection Ever Made

Fine and Mellow - Carmen McRae: For Lady Day (Vol 1)

Fine and Dandy - Anita O’Day: Anita

Big Fine Girl - Jimmy Witherspoon: At the Monterey Jazz Festival

Fine Brown Frame: Ruth Brown & Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra: The Big Band Sound of Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Featuring Miss Ruth Brown

I Feel Fine - Curtis Stigers: You Inspire Me

That a Fine Kind o’ Freedom - Barbra Streisand: What About Today

Gonna Build a Mountain - Bing Crosby & Count Basie: Bing ‘n Basie

One Fine Day - Kat Edmonson: Take to the Sky

Some Fine Day - Marlene VerPlanck: One Dream at a Time

Fine Line - Paul McCartney: Chaos and Creation in the Backyard

A Fine Spring Morning: Blossom Dearie: Blossom Dearie

Nevertheless (I’m in Love with You) - Frank Sinatra: Nice ’n’ Easy

Fine Fat Daddy - Dinah Washington: Sings Bessie Smith

Photo: Edmond Dantes

Monday 20 May 2024

Series 27, Prog 17


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

Ain’t This a Wonderful Day - Anita O’Day: The Lady Is a Tramp

They Say It’s Wonderful - Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane: John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman

I May Be Wrong (But I Think You're Wonderful) - The Mills Brothers & Count Basie: The Board of Directors & Annual Report

It’s Wonderful - Rebecca Kilgore: Make Someone Happy (A Further Remembrance Of Maxine Sullivan)

Something Wonderful - Carol Kidd: Both Sides Now

It’s a Wonderful World - Frank Sinatra: Swing Along with Me (aka Sinatra Swings)

Mr Wonderful - Janet Seidel: Don’t Smoke in Bed

What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong: What a Wonderful World

Wonderful Baby - Fred Astaire: Attitude Dancing

On a Wonderful Day Like Today - Lena Horne: Feeling’ Good

He’s Only Wonderful - Peggy Lee: The Singles Collection (1952-1958)

It’s a Big, Wide, Wonderful World - Peggy Lee: Mink Jazz

Something Wonderful Happens in Summer - Frank Sinatra: This Is Sinatra

’S Wonderful - Ella Fitzgerald: Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book (Vol 2)

The Wonderful Season of Love - Rosemary Clooney: single

When Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful - Fats Waller: Your Feet Too Big (EP)

Thursday 9 May 2024

Series 27, Prog 16


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

Forget About the Boy - Veronica Swift: Confessions

Nature Boy - Alison Burns & Martin Taylor: Songs for Nature

Big Boy Blue - The Mills Brothers & Ella Fitzgerald: 78rpm single

Looking for a Boy - Ella Fitzgerald: Sings The George & Ira Gershwin Song Book - Vol 2

Danny Boy - Harry Connick Jr: Come By Me

Go Away Little Boy - Shirley Horn: Shirley Horn with Horns

Charley, My Boy - Peggy Lee: I Like Men!

The Boy Next Door - Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap: Love Is Here to Stay

My Little Boy: Nellie Lutcher: Real Gone (1960 reissue)

A Boy and His Dreams - Tommy Sands: Dream with Me

My Kind of Boy - Ella Fitzgerald: Twelve Nights in Hollywood

The Boy from Ipanema - Lena Horne: Feelin’ Good

Boy On a Dolphin - Julie London: Our Fair Lady

Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy - Bing Crosby & Joe Venuti: Swingin’ with Bing

First Boy I Loved - Judy Collins: Who Knows Where the Time Goes

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - The Andrews Sisters: 78rpm single

Photo: Cottonbro

Thursday 2 May 2024

Series 27, Prog 15


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

I Like the Likes of You - Dick Haymes: Moondreams

April in Paris - Rosemary Clooney & Nelson Riddle: Rosie Solves the Swingin’ Riddle!

What Is There to Say - Sylvia Syms - Sylvia Syms Sings

The Great Come-and-Get-It Day - Frank Sinatra: Sinatra in Hollywood

Then I’ll Be Tired of You - Ella Fitzgerald: Like Someone in Love

Down with Love - Bobby Darin: This Is Darin

Here’s to Your Illusions in Times Like These - Susannah McCorkle: Over the Rainbow (The Songs of E Y ‘Yip’ Harburg)

If This Isn’t Love - Sarah Vaughan: At Mister Kellys

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime - Bing Crosby: American Songs During the Great Depression

Buds Won’t Bud - Peggy Lee: Love Held Lightly: Rare Songs by Harold Arlen

Old Devil Moon - Mel Tormé: Swings Shubert Alley

Poor You - Maxine Sullivan: The Lady’s In Love with You (Maxine Sullivan Sings the Music of Burton Lane)

Lydia the Tattooed Lady - Groucho Marx: At the Circus (Soundtrack)

Moanin’ in the Mornin’ - Dinah Shore: Holding Hands at Midnight

Last Night When We Were Young - Carmen McRae: Torchy

It’s Only a Paper Moon - Nat King Cole: After Midnight

Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe - Carol Kidd: Dreamsville

Over the Rainbow - Harry Nilsson: A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night

Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead - Sammy Davis Jr & Buddy Rich: The Sounds of ’66

Edgar Yipsel Harburg 

(April 8, 1896 - March 5, 1981)