Sunday, 30 August 2015

Series 5, Program 11

STARGAZING

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

You Are My Lucky Star - Sammy Davis Jr: The Capitol Years
When You Wish Upon a Star - June Christy: The Cool School
Catch a Falling Star - Mark Murphy: Mark Murphy's Hip Parade
Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado) - Stan Getz & João Gilberto: Getz/Gilberto
I've Told Every Little Star - Annie Ross: Annie By Candlelight
A Handful of Stars - Nat King Cole: Sings for Two In Love
Stars Fell On Alabama - Billie Holiday: Songs for Distingue Lovers 
How Many Stars Have to Shine - Carmen McRae: The Very Thought of You
Don't Let the Stars Get In Your Eyes - Perry Como: Single
Evening Star - Marlene VerPlanck: Once There Was a Moon
So Many Stars - Tony Bennett: The Art of Excellence
It Was Written In the Stars - Susannah McCorkle: Thanks for the Memory
Stargazer - Frank Sinatra: Single
Lost In the Stars - Frank Sinatra: The Concert Sinatra
Stairway to the Stars - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella In Hollywood
Stardust - Janet Seidel & William Galison: Love Letters

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

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Series 5, Program 10

COME RAIN OR COME SHINE

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

On the Sunny Side of the Street - Keely Smith: Politely
Cloudy Morning - Tony Bennett: Here's to the Ladies
Pennies from Heaven - Frank Sinatra: Songs for Swingin' Lovers!
I Think It's Going to Rain Today - Peggy Lee: A Natural Woman
Stormy Weather - Lou Rawls: Tobacco Road
Gone with the Wind - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella In Berlin
Isn't This a Lovely Day - Jeri Southern: Southern Breeze
Rainin' - Bobby Darin: If I Were a Carpenter single B-side
I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm - Billie Holiday: The Complete Billie Holiday on Verve (Disc 3)
Kentucky Rain - Barb Jungr: Love Me Tender
Both Sides, Now - Ian Shaw: Drawn to All Things (The Songs of Joni Mitchell)
Summer Wind - Todd Gordon & Royal Air Force Squadronaires: Helping the Heroes
Ill Wind - Jacqui Dankworth: It Happens Quietly
Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head - Johnny Hartman: I've Been There
A Foggy Day - Sarah Vaughan: Ronnie Scott's Presents Sarah Vaughan Live

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


Sunday, 16 August 2015

LP Artwork: Como Swings

The hardest-swinging album Perry Como ever released. 

Recorded over four days in April/May 1959, it features some full-on arrangements for I've Got You Under My Skin, Dear Hearts and Gentle People, You Came a Long Way from St Louis, Begin the Beguine and our featured track, a fantastic version of Route 66.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Series 5, Program 9

MIXED BAG

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

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 (STEM)

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Series 5, Program 8

SUNDAY, MONDAY OR ALWAYS...

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

Whatcha Gonna Do On Monday - Frank Rosolino: Turn Me Loose!
Sunday, Monday or Always - Jimmy Scott: Falling In Love Is Wonderful
Get Rid of Monday - Shirley Horn: All Night Long
Stormy Monday Blues - Billy Eckstine & Count Basie: Basie/Eckstine Incorporated
Friday's Child - Nancy Sinatra: Nancy In London
Sunday - Frank Sinatra: Swing Easy
Unlucky Woman (Born On a Friday)
Come Saturday Morning - Tony Bennett: Tony Bennett's Something
Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night of the Week) - Helen O'Connell: Here's Helen
Maybe (Tuesday Morning) - Spencer Day: Vagabond
(Looking For) The Heart of a Saturday Night - Madeleine Peyroux: Half the Perfect World
Every Saturday Night - Ray Charles & The Count Basie Orchestra: Ray Sings, Basie Swings
Saturday's Children - June Christy: The Song Is June
Never On a Sunday - Lena Horne: Lena In Hollywood
Come Sunday - Joe Williams: Joe Williams & Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra
Sunday In New York - Marie Murphy: I Luv NY Mix
Great Day - Sarah Vaughan: After Hours 


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

Saturday, 1 August 2015

LP Artwork: Come Fly with Me

One of the most popular albums Frank Sinatra ever recorded. And one of his instantly recognisable covers, too.

Former Beatles producer, Sir George Martin visited Capitol Records recording studios whilst the sessions for the album were taking place. Apparently, when Sinatra was presented with a mock up of the artwork, he disliked it intensely; strongly disapproving, wrote the "Fifth Beatle," explaining that Sinatra claimed that it looked like an advertisement for TWA (Trans World Airlines).

Series 5, Program 7

TRAVELING IN STYLE

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

Around the World - Frank Sinatra: Come Fly with Me
Brazil - Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney: Fancy Meeting You Here
Stars Fell on Alabama - Billie Holiday: Songs for Distingue Lovers
Blue Hawaii - Ray Charles: The Genius Hits the Road
Georgia On My Mind - Ella Fitzgerald & Nelson Riddle: Ella Swings Gently with Nelson
A Foggy Day (In London Town) - Morgana King: The Greatest Songs Ever Swung
When In Rome - Tony Bennett & Bill Evans: The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album
New York State of Mind - Carmen McRae: Live at Bubba's!
St Louis Blues - Nat King Cole: Songs from St Louis Blues
Scarborough Fair - Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66: Fool On the Hill
Flying Down to Rio - Fred Astaire: The Complete London Sessions
Ode to Billie Joe - Nancy Wilson: Welcome to My Love
Witchita Lineman - Barb Jungr: The Men I Love/The New American Songbook
By the Time I Get to Phoenix - Peggy Lee: Two Shows Nightly
Love Is Here to Stay - Mark Murphy: Once to Every Heart

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