Saturday, 26 May 2018

Series 12, Prog 10

STEVIE WONDER SONGBOOK

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

Every Day I Have the Blues - Tony Bennett & Stevie Wonder: Playing With My Friends
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder: Songs In the Key of Life
Superwoman - Carmen McRae: Live at Bubba’s!
I Just Called to Say I Love You - Diane Schuur & Herbie Hancock: Friends for Schuur
Uptight (Everything’s Alright) - Nancy Wilson: A Touch of Today
Thank You Love - Billy Eckstine: Single
You Are the Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder & Ella Fitzgerald: We Love Ella
For Once In My Life - Harry Connick Jr: Only You
Too Shy to Say - Diana Ross: Baby, It’s Me
My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder: My Cherie Amour
Isn’t She Lovely - Frank Sinatra: Reprise Studio Recordings (Disc 18)
To Know You Is to Love You - Thelma Houston & The Pressure Cookers: I’ve Got the Music In Me
Superstition - Mel Tormé: Live at The Maisonette
Overjoyed - Stevie Wonder: In Square Circle
Moon Blue - Carol Kidd & Nigel Clark: Tell Me Once Again
Living for the City - Stevie Wonder: Innervisions

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com



Thursday, 24 May 2018

LP Artwork: Gentle Is My Love / Nancy Wilson

Gentle Is My Love - Nancy Wilson's 1965 release on Capitol Records contains one of the tracks featured in this week's programme: If Ever I Would Leave You. This lovely song was written by Alan J Lerner and Frederick Loewe for their hit musical, Camelot.

Friday, 18 May 2018

Series 12, Prog 9

EVER & FOREVER

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

Did You Ever - Jimmy Rushing: Five Feet of Soul
Nothing Ever Changes My Love for You - Dinah Washington: In the Land of Hi-Fi
Don’t Ever Go Away - Frank Sinatra & Anotonio Carlos Jobim: Sinatra & Company
Evergreen - Todd Gordon & Royal Air Force Squadronaires: Helping the Heroes
Did I Ever Really Love - Carmen McRae: Live at Century Plaza
I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles - Charlie Ventura and His Band with Jackie Cain & Roy Kral: Jackie and Roy
If Ever I Would Leave You - Nancy Wilson: Gentle Is My Love
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Dick Haymes: Dick Haymes Comes Home! Live At The Cocoanut Grove 1973
No One Ever Tells You - Cynthia Crane & Mike Renzi: Smokey Bar Songs
Have You Ever Seen the Rain - The Spin Doctors: Philadelphia (Soundtrack)
For You, For Me, For Evermore - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book - Vol 3
On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever) - Frank Sinatra: Strangers In the Night
Don’t Ever Leave Me - Margaret Whiting: Margaret Whiting Sings The Jerome Kern Song Book - Vol 1
Only Forever - Dean Martin: Pretty Baby
If You Ever Should Leave - Mildred Bailey: The Blues Singer 1937-1939
Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles: Love

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com 


Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Series 12, Prog 8

STOP!

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

Stop! In the Name of Love - The Supremes: Single
Stop! You’re Breaking My Heart - Maxine Sullivan: The Lady’s In Love With You/Maxine Sullivan Sings The Music of Burton Lane
The Day the World Stopped Turning - Johnny Hartman: The Voice That Is!
Please Don’t Stop Him - Memphis Minnie: Hoodoo Lady (1933-1937)
Stoppin’ the Clock - Mark Murphy: Rah
Stop Living In the Past - Peggy Lee: That Was Then, This Is Now
Hey! Stop Kissin’ My Sister - Fats Waller: Fun With Fats
Can’t Stop a Woman In Love - Diane Schuur: Deedles
Stop Her On Sight - Long John Baldry: Looking at Long John
I Can’t Stop Loving You - Ella Fitzgerald: Jazz at The Santa Monica Civic ’72
The Music Stopped - Keely Smith: Keely Sings Sinatra
Stop Beatin’ Around the Mulberry Bush - Tommy Dorsey & Edythe Wright: 78rpm Single
Stop the Wedding - Etta James: Etta James’ Top Ten
I’ll Never Stop Loving You - Sue Raney: A Tribute to Doris Day/Heart’s Desire
Ya Better Stop! - Frank Sinatra: The Complete Capitol Singles Collection (Disc 4)
When I Stop Loving You - Frank Sinatra: Look to Your Heart
Stop and Look Around - Juliet Roberts: Beneath the Surface

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com


Saturday, 5 May 2018

Series 12, Prog 7

RHYTHM

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

Rockin’ In Rhythm - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book
The Rhythm of Life - Sammy Davis Jr: Sweet Charity (Soundtrack)
I’m an Errand Girl for Rhythm - Carmen McRae: You’re Looking at Me
That Rhythm Man - Louis Armstrong: Satch Plays Fats
I Got Rhythm - Ann Richards & Stan Kenton: Two Much!
Rhythm Saved the World - The Mills Brothers: Golden Greats
London Rhythm - The Mills Brothers: Golden Greats
Slave to the Rhythm - Richard Niles: tbc
Jungle Rhythm - Lorraine Feather: Café Society
Fascinating Rhythm - Cleo Laine: Spotlight On Cleo Laine
Spreadin’ Rhythm Around - Billie Holiday: The Real Billie Holiday
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) - Sarah Vaughan: Duke Ellington Song Book - Vol 2
All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm - Mel Tormé: An Evening with George Shearing & Mel Tormé
Lullaby In Rhythm - Peggy Lee: Things Are Swingin’
Crazy Rhythm - Johnny Mercer: Sweet Georgia Brown
We’re Rockin’ In Rhythm - Lorraine Feather: Café Society

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com

Saturday, 28 April 2018

LP Artwork: Swingin' with Humes / Helen Humes

The track Pennies from Heaven in this week's edition comes from Helen Humes' album, Swinging' with Humes - her third release on the Contemporary label.

As you can see from the cover, it features a superb line up of jazz musicians and recorded over three days in July 1961.

Series 12, Prog 6

NO THEME!

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

A Beautiful Friendship - Nat King Cole: Nat King Cole Sings, George Shearing Plays
Heartache - Jimmy Rushing: Five Feet of Soul
Starting Over - Kat Edmonson: Take to the Sky
Moments Like This - Tony Bennett: The Art of Excellence 
What a Little Moonlight Can Do - Billie Holiday: The Complete Billie Holiday on Verve [Disc 3]
Teach Me Tonight - Sarah Vaughan: How Long Has This Been Going On
That's Life - Alan Cumming: I Bought a Blue Car Today
Pennies from Heaven - Helen Humes: Swingin' with Humes 
These Foolish Things - Frank Sinatra: Point of No Return
Fortune in Dreams - Pete Longo's Superband with Frank Sinatra Jr: Billy May for President
I Ain't Here - Carmen McRae: I Am Music
Nancy (with the Laughing Face) - The Four Freshmen: Four Freshmen & Five Guitars
When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along - Eydie Gormé: Vamps the Roaring ‘20s
Desafinado - Ella Fitzgerald: Jukebox Ella
Swan Lake - Barbara Long: Soul
Route 66 - Perry Como: Como Swings
Sunday in New York - Shirley Horn: Trav’lin' Light

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Love dot com