Friday, 13 October 2017

LP Artwork: Dinah, yes indeed! / Sylvia Syms Sings / Della, Della - Cha, Cha, Cha

A selection of three distinctive covers from this week's playlist...


































Series 10, Prog 18

BOTH SIDES OF…

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

I'm Sitting On Top of the World - Aretha Franklin: The Tender, The Moving, The Swinging Aretha Franklin
Today I Sing the Blues - Aretha Franklin: Aretha with the Ray Bryant Combo
Baby, Won't You Please Come Home - Della Reese: Della
Come-on-a My House - Della Reese: Della Cha, Cha, Cha
Only the Lonely - Frank Sinatra: Only the Lonely
Swingin' Down the Lane - Frank Sinatra: Songs for Swingin' Lovers!
Say It Isn't So - Peggy Lee: If You Go
I've Got Those Feelin' Too Good Today Blues - Peggy Lee: Mirrors
Day By Day - Carmen McRae: The Great American Songbook
All By Myself - Carmen McRae: Can't Hide Love
Yes Indeed! - Dinah Shore: Dinah, Yes Indeed!
I'll Be Seeing You - Dinah Shore: Dinah Sings, Previn Plays
Help Me Make It Through the Night - Johnny Hartman: Today
Isn't It Romantic? - Johnny Hartman: Unforgettable
Russian Lullaby - Ella Fitzgerald: The Irving Berlin Songbook
Old MacDonald - Ella Fitzgerald: Whisper Not
Down In the Depths (On the Ninetieth Floor) - Syliva Syms: Sylvia Syms Sings 

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

Friday, 6 October 2017

Series 10, Prog 17

THAT’S THE WAY TO DO IT!
Intro: A Little White Ship - Todd Gordon: Love dot com (Stem Label)

That Ole Devil Called Love - Carol Sloane: Love You Madly
That’s A-Plenty - Bing Crosby & Ella Fitzgerald: Swingin' With Bing: Bing Crosby's Lost Radio Performances
That's All There Is, There Isn't Any More - Della Reese: What Do You Know About Love
That Old Black Magic - Billy Eckstine: Once More with Feeling
That's All There Is To That - Dinah Washington: What A Diff'rence A Day Makes!
That Face - Frank Sinatra Jr: That Face
That Day (Cinema Paradiso) - Karrin Allyson: From Paris to Rio
That Certain Feeling - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George & Ira Gershwin Song Book - Vol 2
That’s All I Ask - Nina Simone: Wild Is the Wind
That Old Feeling - Frank Sinatra: Nice ’n’ Easy
That’s It, I Quit! - Sarah McKenzie: We Could Be Lovers
That’s Your Red Wagon - Anita O’Day & Cal Tjader: Time for 2
That’s What Makes a Girl - Mark Murphy: Who Can I Turn To?
That’s No Joke - Shirley Horn: Loads of Love
That’s Life - Aretha Franklin: Aretha Arrives
That’s What I Like - Perry Como: We Get Letters
That’s All - Sarah Vaughan: Crazy and Mixed Up


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

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Series 10, Prog 16

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

Dry Bones - The Delta Rhythm Boys: The Delta Rhythm Boys
All of Me - Ella Fitzgerald & Nelson Riddle: Ella Swings Gently with Nelson (Bonus Track)
I See Your Face Before Me - Johnny Hartman: Remembering Madison County/Once In Every Life
Your Feet’s Too Big - Fats Waller: Fun with Fats
You Go to My Head - Dolores Gray: Warm Brandy
Satisfy Me One More Time - Frank Sinatra: Some Nice Things I’ve Missed
Spanish Eyes - Al Martino: Spanish Eyes
I Only Have Eyes for You - Carmen McRae: Live at Umbria Jazz
My Kind of Girl - Mark Murphy: Who Can I Turn To?
Cheek to Cheek - Clairdee: Music Moves
The Nearness of You - Bob Manning: Bob Manning Sings The Nearness of You
(You Gotta Have) Heart - Peggy Lee: Latin ala Lee
My Heart Stood Still - Tony Bennett: The Complete Improv Recordings
Lazy Bones - Marion Montgomery: For the Love of Mercer (Vol 2)
Autumn Leaves - Nat King Cole: Nat King Cole Sings For Two In Love
Body and Soul - Billie Holiday: The Lady Sings
The Man In the Looking Glass - Frank Sinatra: September of My Years

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



Sunday, 24 September 2017

EP Artwork: Judy Garland Sings Lionel Bart's Maggie May

In August 1964 at a time when The Beatles were changing the course of popular music, Judy Garland entered the famous Abbey Road Studios in London to record a quartet of songs written by Lionel Bart. The numbers were included in the show Maggie May and as Garland was an admirer of Bart's work, she agreed to do the session.

This week's program includes the quirky number, There's Only One Union. There's a certain poignancy about this EP as it contains the last studio recordings Garland ever made (other than a few pre-records for her TV appearances).























Saturday, 23 September 2017

Series 10, Prog 15

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

Only You - Diane Schuur: Diane Schuur & The Count Basie Orchestra
Dance Only with Me - Blossom Dearie: Blossom Dearie Sings Comden & Green
You’re Not the Only Oyster In the Stew - Fats Waller: Fast Waller Plays and Sings
I Only Have Eyes for You - Carmen McRae: Carmen McRae at Ratso’s (Vol 3)
I Only Wanted a Buddy, Not a Sweetheart - Kay Starr: Jazz Singer
I Only Know - Dinah Washington: Music for a First Love
I’ll Only Miss Her When I Think of Her - Frank Sinatra: My Kind of Broadway
If I Only Had a Heart - Susannah McCorkle: Over the Rainbow/The Songs of E ‘Yip’ Harburg 
I’ve Only Myself to Blame - Joe Williams: A Man Ain’t Supposed to Cry
There’s Only One Union - Judy Garland: Judy Garland Sings Lionel Bart's 'Maggie May' (EP)
I Want to Be Loved (But Only By You) - Sy Oliver & Henry Wells: The Chronological Classics 1945-1949
Only the Lonely - Shirley Horn: Load of Love
Love Is the Only Thing - Aretha Franklin: Aretha with the Ray Bryant Combo
My One and Only - Claire Martin & Richard Rodney Bennett: When Lights Are Low
Only the Very Young - Mel Tormé: That’s All (Bonus Track)
My One and Only Love - Cleo Laine: She’s the Tops!
Only Why No More - Ian Shaw: A Ghost In Every Bar/The Lyrics of Fran Landesman
It’s Only a Paper Moon - Morgana King: Morgana King Sings the Blues

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

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Series 10, Prog 14

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

Stairway to the Stars - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella In Hollywood
Out of This World - Norma Winstone: Somewhere Called Home
Fly Me to the Moon - Tony Bennett: The Singles Collection
Venus Rising - Barb Jungr & Laurence Hobgood: Shelter from the Storm/Songs of Hope for Troubled Times
Space Captain - Barbra Streisand: Barbra Joan Streisand
If - Frank Sinatra: Some Nice Things I’ve Missed
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress - Sheila Jordan: Jazz Child
To Love and be Loved - Todd Gordon: Ballads from the Midnight Hotel
Midnight Sun - Carmen McRae: Live at Century Plaza
Earthbound - Sammy Davis Jr: Single
Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to be a Long, Long Time) - Kate Bush: Single
The Man Who Sold the World - Claire Martin: Time and Place
Star Eyes - Clairdee: Destination Moon

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