Saturday, 27 December 2014

LP Artwork: Piaf at The Paris Olympia

France's most popular and successful international singer of all time, Edith Piaf. This album was recorded in concert at The Paris Olympia on December 29th, 1960, with Orchestra and Chorus directed by Jacques Lesage.

This week's New Year 2015 Special includes a stunning version of her signature song, Non Je Ne Regrette Rien.



Series 3, Program 18

NEW YEAR SPECIAL
Celebrating singers, musicians and songwriters born 100 years ago in 1915

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

Day In, Day Out - Billie Holiday: Songs for Distingue Lovers
This Time of Year - June Christy: This Time of Year
I Just Want to Make Love to You - Etta James: At Last!
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Mel Tormé: A New Album
A-Tisket, A-Tasket - Ella Fitzgerald (with Chick Webb & His Orchestra): 75th Birthday Celebration
Multi-Colored Blue - Roberta Gambarini: Easy to Love
Never Let Me Go - Irene Kral: Second Chance
Indiscreet - Todd Gordon: Ballads from the Midnight Hotel
No Moon At All - Anita O’Day: This Is Anita
Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien - Edith Piaf: Piaf at The Paris Olympia
Baubles, Bangles and Beads - Nina Simone: Nina Simone with Strings
Blue Skies - Bing Crosby & Les Paul: Swingin’ with Bing/Bing Crosby's Lost Radio Performances
Unforgettable - Peggy Lee: In Love Again
It Was a Very Good Year - Frank Sinatra: Sinatra at The Sands

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

Thursday, 18 December 2014

LP Artwork: Christmas Albums

A few of the best Christmas album covers from this week's festive show, plus the single label artwork for the outstanding - and rare - release: The Secret of Christmas. An exquisite performance by Ella Fitzgerald with a beautiful arrangement by Russ Garcia.





















































Series 3, Program 17

THE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

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

The Christmas Song - Mel Tormé: My Kind of Music
Happy Holiday/The Holiday Season - Andy Williams: The Andy Williams Christmas Album
The Secret of Christmas - Ella Fitzgerald: Jukebox Ella
Christmas Is - Lou Rawls: Ho! Ho! Ho!
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Chanticleer: Let It Snow
The Christmas Waltz (Awayteam Remix) - Nancy Wilson: Merry Mixmas (Christmas Classics Remix)
White Christmas - Tony Bennett & Dexter Gordon: Bennett/Berlin
Love Never Fails - Janet Seidel: Hooray for Christmas
Christmas Glow Worm - Johnny Mercer: Capitol Sings Johnny Mercer
Blue Christmas - Harry Connick Jr: Harry for the Holidays
Christmas Time Is Here - Diana Krall: Christmas Songs
Merry Christmas, Baby - B B King: Yule Be Miserable
Winter Wonderland - Clairdee: This Christmas
Jingle Bells - Lena Horne: Merry from Lena
Getting Ready for Christmas Day - Paul Simon: Single
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Todd Gordon: Single

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