Wednesday 31 January 2024

Series 27, Prog 2


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

Release Me - The Mills Brothers & Count Basie: The Board of Directors

Take These Chains from My Heart - Madeleine Peyroux: The Blue Room

Prisoner of Love - Helen Humes: Helen Comes Back

Makin’ Whoopee! - Harry Nilsson: A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night

Jailhouse Blues - Ella Fitzgerald: These Are the Blues

If You Could Read My Mind - Todd Gordon & Jacqui Dankworth: Ballads from the Midnight Hotel

The Birth of the Blues - Sammy Davis Jr: Starring Sammy Davis Jr

Condemned Without Trial - Gloria Lynne: This Little Boy of Mine

Birmingham Jail - Peggy Lee: Sings the Blues

Miss Otis Regrets - Carmen McRae: At the Great American Music Hall (Vol 1)

Chains - The Cookies: single

From a Prison Cell - Mel Tormé: Broadway, Right Now!

Release Me - Esther Phillips: Burnin' - Live At Freddie Jett's Pied Piper, LA

Photo: Pixabay

Thursday 25 January 2024

Series 27, Prog 1


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

Catch a Falling Star - Mark Murphy: Mark Murphy’s Hip Parade
Falling in Love with Love - Dinah Shore: Dinah, Yes Indeed!
When I Fall in Love - Nat King Cole: When I Fall in Love
I Fall in Love Too Easily - Ernestine Anderson: Ernestine Anderson Swings the Penthouse
I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling - Louis Armstrong: Satch Plays Fats
Falling Leaves - Ethel Ennis: Once Again… Ethel Ennis
Falling in Love Again - Billie Holiday: The Real Billie Holiday
Fools Fall in Love - Claire Martin & Richard Rodney Bennett: When Lights Are Low
I’m Falling for You - Billy Eckstine & Quincy Jones: At Basin Street East
Just When We're Falling In Love (Robbin's Nest) - Ella Fitzgerald: Things Ain't What They Used To Be (And You Better Believe It)
Baby, the Rain Must Fall - Chris Connor: Sings Gentle Bossa Nova
Falling in Love - Randy Newman: Land of Dreams
Let’s Fall in Love - Anita O’Day: An Evening with Anita O’Day
Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head - Johnny Hartman: I’ve Been There
If You Never Fall in Love with Me - Samara Joy: Samara Joy
The Snow Is Falling - Ray Charles: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller
Since I Fell for You - Nancy Wilson: Nancy - Naturally
Stars Fell on Alabama - Carol Kidd: Dreamsville

Photo: Felipe Pick Costa

Thursday 18 January 2024

Series 26, Prog 20


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

I Loved Him (But He Didn't Love Me) - Pearl Bailey: Sings the Cole Porter Songbook

Looking at You - Mel Tormé: At the Crescendo

Goodbye Little Dream, Goodbye - Susannah McCorkle: Easy to Love/The Songs of Cole Porter

Mind If I Make Love to You - Frank Sinatra: Frank Sinatra in Hollywood (1955-1957)

The Laziest Gal in Town - Marlene Dietrich: Dietrich in London

So Near and Yet So Far - Fred Astaire: The Astaire Story (Vol 4)

The Physician - Blossom Dearie: Soubrette Sings Broadway Hit Songs

Where Have You Been - Barbara Lea: Barbara Lea With The Johnny Windhurst Quintets

Experiment - Tony Bennett: Life Is Beautiful (The Complete Improv Recordings)

After You, Who - Ella Fitzgerald: Dream Dancing

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

Why Can’t You Behave - Harry Connick Jr: A Celebration of Cole Porter

Ours - Lena Horne: Lena Like Latin

Down in the Depths (On the Ninetieth Floor) - Johnny Hartman: Songs from the Heart

Climb Up the Mountain - Peggy Lee: The Lost ‘40s & ‘50s Capitol Masters

Niña - Mel Tormé: Olé Tormé

You Irritate Me So - Audrey Morris: The Voice of Audrey Morris

Friendship - Ray Charles & Ricky Skaggs: Ray Charles and Friends/Super Hits

The Great Indoors - Pearl Bailey: More Songs for Adults Only


June 9 1891 - October 15 1964


Friday 12 January 2024

Series 26, Prog 19


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

Come to the Party - June Christy & Stan Kenton: Duet

Smile - Peggy Lee: If You Go

Who’s Sorry Now - Ella Fitzgerald: Let No Man Write My Epitaph

I Get Along Without You Very Well - Mark Murphy: Midnight Mood

I Haven't Got Anything Better to Do - Astrid Gilberto: I Haven't Got Anything Better to Do

My Funny Valentine - Carmen McRae: After Glow

It’s Sunday - Frank Sinatra & Tony Mottola: single

In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning - Julie London: Around Midnight

Soon - Georgia Cécile & Fraser Urquhart: Sure of You

Say It Isn't So/Blue Skies/Here's That Rainy Day - Perry Como: Sing to Me, Mr C

Misty - Samara Joy: Linger Awhile

Ev’ry Time - Ruth Price: My Name Is Ruth Price - I Sing!

Somewhere in My Heart - Todd Gordon: Love dot com

I’ll Be Seeing You - Dinah Shore & André Previn Trio: Dinah Sings, Previn Plays

Photo: Luiz Woellner Fotografia

Tuesday 9 January 2024

Series 26, Prog 18


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

Gone with the Wind - Frank Sinatra: Sings for Only the Lonely

Chilly Winds Don’t Blow - Nina Simone: The Amazing Nina Simone

August Winds - John McDaniel: Float Like a Butterfly (The Songs of Sting)

Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind - Maxine Sullivan & Dick Hyman: Sullivan/Shakespeare/Hyman

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

Blowin’ in the Wind - Lena Horne: Here’s Lena Now!

Chilly Wind - Maxine Weldon: Chilly Wind

A Slow Hot Wind - Johnny Hartman: The Voice That Is!

The Wind Beneath My Wings - Peggy Lee: The New Collection

Cry Like the Wind - June Christy: Do-Re-Mi

Summer Wind - Todd Gordon & Royal Air Force Squadronaires: Evergreen

Wild Is the Wind - Gloria Lynne: He Needs Me

Night Wind - Ella Fitzgerald: Like Someone in Love

Hold the Wind - The Jubilee Four: Looking’ Up

Ill Wind - Sarah Vaughan & The Count Basie Orchestra: Send in the Clowns

Soft Winds - Dinah Washington: The Bridges of Madison County (Soundtrack)

When the Wind Was Green - Frank Sinatra: September of My Years

Photo: Mat Brown

Series 26, Prog 17


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

I Feel a Song Coming On - Judy Garland: Judy

On the Sunny Side of the Street - Sy Oliver: Sentimental Sy

Close as Pages in a Book - Maxine Sullivan & Bob Wilber: Close as Pages in a Book

Ooh, What’cha Doin’ to Me - Sarah Vaughan: Sarah Vaughan in Hi-Fi

Today I Love Everybody - Johnny Hartman: I Love Everybody

Exactly Like You - Carmen McRae: After Glow

Make the Man Love Me - Joanie Sommers: Let’s Talk About Love

I’m in the Mood for Love - Mae West: The Fabulous Mae West

Cuban Love Song - Mel Tormé: Olé Tormé

I Can’t Give You Anything but Love - Ella Fitzgerald & Lou Levy Trio: Verve Jazz History (Vol 7)

I Won’t Dance - Ella Fitzgerald & Nelson Riddle: Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson

Dinner at Eight - Mavis Rivers: Take a Number

Where Am I Going - Mark Murphy: Sings Mostly Dorothy Fields and Cy Coleman (bonus track)

Big Spender - Pearl Bailey: single

Nobody Does It Like Me - Claire Martini & Richard Rodney Bennett: Witchcraft/The Songs of Cy Coleman

Pick Yourself Up - Frank Sinatra: Sinatra and Swingin’ Brass

Don’t Blame Me - Etta James: Sings for Lovers

Alone Too Long - Nat King Cole: Sings Ballads of the Day

This Is It - Judy Garland: Judy in Love

Dorothy Fields 

July 15, 1905 - March 28, 1974