Tuesday, 21 November 2017

LP Artwork: A Touch of Tobasco / Rosemary Clooney & Perez Prado

A Touch of Tabasco was Rosemary Clooney's second album for RCA Victor and, on its release in 1959, was promoted with bottles of Tabasco sauce! What's more, the liner notes where written by the singer's husband, José Ferrer.

It followed hot on the heels of one of my all-time favourite albums that Clooney recorded with her close friend, Bing Crosby, entitled Fancy Meeting You Here.

Sadly, it was the only pairing of Ms Clooney - George's aunt - with the famous Cuban bandleader.

Series 11, Prog 3


Intro: A Little White Ship - Todd Gordon: Love dot com (Stem Label)

The Music Is the Magic - Sarah McKenzie: We Could Be Lovers
Mister Magic - Tony Bennett: The Complete Improv Recordings
Under the Spell of the Blues - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Fitzgerald & Chick Webb
That Old Black Magic - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Harold Arlen Song Book (Vol 1)
Witchcraft - Frank Sinatra: All the Way
If It’s Magic - Alison Burns & Martin Taylor: 1:AM
Magic Garden - Johnny Mathis: I’ll Buy You a Star
(You’ve Got) The Magic Touch - The Platters: The Fabulous Platters
It’s Magic - Keely Smith: Politely
He Cast a Spell On Me - Linda Hindmarsh: Hello Again
Magic Is The Moonlight (Te Quiero Dijiste; aka Muñequita linda - Cute Little Doll) - Rosemary Clooney & Perez Prado: A Touch of Tabasco
Under Your Spell Again - Bobby Darin: You’re the Reason I’m Living
The Magic Gift - June Christy: This Time of Year
It’s Not Magic - Barcelona Big Latin Band: Live recording
I Put a Spell On You - Nina Simone: I Put a Spell On You

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com (Stem Label)

Friday, 10 November 2017

Series 11, Prog 2 (Repeat)


I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling - Louis Armstrong: Satch Plays Fats
Feelin’ Good - Lena Horne: Feelin’ Good
Once More With Feeling - Billy Eckstine: Once More With Feeling
You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling - Nancy Wilson: Today - My Way
That Old Feeling - Frank Sinatra: Nice ’n’ Easy
I Have the Feeling I’ve Been Here Before - Polly Gibbons: Many Faces of Love
It Takes a Whole Lot of Human Feeling - Carmen McRae: A Whole Lot of Human Feeling
That Funny Feeling - Bobby Darin: Ultra Lounge Artists Series/Bobby Darin
Feelings - Johnny Hartman: Boston Concert 1976 (Disc 2)
The Feeling of Jazz - Susannah McCorkle: The People That You Never Get to Love
Feelin’ Sad - Ray Charles: The Genius Sings The Blues
I’ve Got Those Feelin’ Too Good Today Blues - Peggy Lee: Mirrors
Feelin’ Lowdown - Andy Bey: Tuesdays In Chinatown
I Miss That Old Time Feeling - Sheila Jordan & Harvie Swartz: Old Time Feeling
The Feeling Sublime - Angeline Morrison: Are You Ready Cat?
I’ve Got a Feelin’ You’re Foolin’ - Helen O’Connell: Here’s Helen

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

Sunday, 5 November 2017

LP Artwork: Turn Me Loose! / Frank Rosolino

A rare vocal outing for trombonist, Frank Rosolino. Turn Me Loose! was released on Frank Sinatra's fledgling label (Reprise Records) in 1962.

The song featured in this week's program is You're a Sweetheart written by Jimmy McHugh and Harold Adamson as the title song for the Alice Faye movie in 1937. The other titles they wrote for the film didn't exactly become household hits: Broadway Jamboree, My Fine Feathered Friend, Who Killed Maggie? and Oh, Oh, Oklahoma...

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Series 11, Prog 1


Intro: A Little White Ship - Todd Gordon: Love dot com (Stem Label)

Call Me Darling - Ella Fitzgerald & Nelson Riddle: Ella Swings Gently with Nelson (Bonus Track)
Can’t You see Darling (What You’re Doing to Me) - Ray Charles: The Greatest Collection Ever Made
My Dearest Darling - Etta James: At Last!
Move Over Darling - Doris Day: Doris Day Sings Her Great Movie Hits
My Cutey's Due at Two-to-Two Today - Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer: Two of a Kind
Talk to Me, Baby - Mark Murphy: Who Can I Turn To?
My Melancholy Baby - Dinah Shore & André Previn: Dinah Sings, Previn Plays
Sentimental Baby - Frank Sinatra: Sinatra Sings... Of Love and Things
Yes Sir, That’s My Baby - Frank Sinatra: Strangers In the Night (Alternate Version - Take 4)
'Tain't So, Honey, 'Tain't So - Peggy Lee & Dave Barbour Quartet: Trav’lin’ Light
My Honey’s Lovin’ Arms - Bing Crosby, Toni Arden, Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden & Joe Venuti - Swingin' With Bing/Bing Crosby's Lost Radio Performances [Disc 3]
Come and Get It, Honey - Nellie Lutcher: Real Gone
Honey Honey - Ray Charles: single
Sweet Pumpkin - Carmen McRae: Live at Century Plaza
I’m Sorry Dear - Sammy Davis Jr: The Capitol Years
I Surrender Dear - Helen Humes: Swingin’ with Humes
I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher: Look at Us
You’re a Sweetheart - Frank Rosolino: Turn Me Loose!
Someday, Sweetheart - Johnny Mercer: Sweet Georgia Brown

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com (Stem Label)

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Series 10, Prog 20


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

You Go to My Head (Vous M'Eblouissez) - Helen Merrill: You've Got A Date with The Blues
I Love Paris - Long John Baldry: Looking at Long John B
Milord - Edith Piaf: single
La Vie en Rose - Tony Bennett & k d lang: A Wonderful World
The Good Life - Shirley Horn: Shirley Horn with Horns
The Summer Knows - Frank Sinatra: Some Nice Things I've Missed
I Will Wait for You - Lena Horne & Michel Legrand: Lena & Michel
What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life - James Tormé: Love for Sale
Autumn Leaves - Mel Tormé: At The Crescendo
Give Him the Ooh-La-La - Blossom Dearie: Give Him the Ooh-La-La
The Last Time I Saw Paris - The Four Freshmen: Four Freshmen and Five Trombones
C'es Si Bon - René Marie: I Wanna Be Evil (With Love to Eartha Kitt)
C'est Magnifique - Patricia Barber: The Cole Porter Mix
Summer Me, Winter Me - Sarah Vaughan: Sarah Vaughan with Michel Legrand
The Windmills of Your Mind - Mark Murphy: North Sea Jazz Sessions (Vol 5)
Watch What Happens - Peggy Lee: Big Spender

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com (STEM)

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Series 10, Prog 19


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

Oh, What a Beautiful Morning - Ray Charles & Count Basie Orchestra: Ray Sings, Basie Swings
Bali Ha'i - Rosemary Clooney & Pérez Prado Orchestra: A Touch of Tobasco
If I Loved You - Barbra Streisand: The Broadway Album
You'll Never Walk Alone - Frank Sinatra: The Concert Sinatra
The Surrey with the Fringe on Top - Nat King Cole: At The Sands
Something Wonderful - Carmen McRae: Something Wonderful
Getting to Know You - Nancy Wilson: Broadway My Way
We Kiss In a Shadow - June Christy/Stan Kenton: Duet
People Will Say We're In Love - Norma Winstone: Manhattan In the Rain
Some Enchanted Evening - Perry Como: Single
I Enjoy Being a Girl - Peggy Lee: Latin Ala Lee
My Favorite Things - Mark Murphy: Rah!
It Might As Well Be Spring - Mel Tormé & George Shearing: An Evening with George Shearing & Mel Tormé 
I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair - The Weather Girls: Success
I Have Dreamed - Bobby Darin: Darin At The Copa
No Other Love - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Sings Broadway
Happy Talk - The Four Freshmen: Voices In Fun

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com (STEM)