Friday, 30 October 2015

Series 5, Program 20

HALLOWEEN EDITION

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

I’d Rather Be Burned as a Witch - René Marie: I Wanna Be Evil (With Love to Eartha Kitt)
Witchcraft - Frank Sinatra: Vegas (Live) [Disc 1]
Ghost of Yesterday - Carmen McRae & George Shearing: Two for the Road
Devil May Care - Jamie Cullum: Pointless Nostalgic
Old Devil Moon - Judy Garland: That’s Entertainment!
Spooky - Andy Williams: Honey
Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Harold Arlen Songbook (Vol 2)
That Ole Devil Called Love - Tony Bennett: Tony Bennett On Holiday/A Tribute to Billie Holiday
Bewitched (TV series theme song) - Peggy Lee: Pass Me By
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea - Rebecca Kilgore: A Further Remembrance of Maxine Sullivan
Halloween Spooks - Lambert, Hendricks & Ross: High Flying with Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Ghost On the Canvas - Glen Campbell: Ghost On the Canvas
The Devil Is Afraid of Music - Dinah Shore: Dinah Down Home
Season of the Witch - Lou Rawls: I Can’t Make It Alone/The Axelrod Years
I Put a Spell On You - Nina Simone: I Put a Spell On You
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered - Anita O’Day: Anita Sings The Most

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

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Series 5, Program 19

RIVERS & RAIN  

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

Drinking Water (Agua de Beber) - Frank Sinatra: Sinatra & Company
Moon River - Sarah Vaughan: Sarah Vaughan Sings The Mancini Songbook
River, Stay 'Way from My Door - Sammy Davis Jr: At The Cocoanut Grove
Muddy Water (A Mississippi Moan) - Bessie Smith: Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: Bessie Smith)
Come Rain or Come Rain - Judy Garland: Judy at Carnegie Hall (Disc 2)
I Cover the Waterfront - Johnny Hartman: I Love Everybody
Aguas de Marco - Elis Regina & Antonio Carlos Jobim: Elis & Tom
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Peggy Lee: Bridge Over Troubled Water
I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water - Barbara Morrison: Live at The Dakota
Raining In My Heart - Liane Carroll: Ballads
Don't Rain On My Parade - Bobby Darin: In a Broadway Bag
Here's That Rainy Day - Irene Kral: Just for Now
You'll Never Miss the Water Till the Well Runs Dry - The Mills Brothers & Count Basie: Annual Report
The Water's Edge - k d lang: Sing It Loud
How Deep Is the Ocean? - Dena DeRose: A Walk In the Park 

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

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Series 5, Program 18

PAIRS

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

Love Me - Billy Eckstine: Single
With Every Breath I Take - Billy Eckstine: Once More with Feeling
Sentimental Journey - Dinah Shore: Yes, Indeed!
The Man I Love - Dinah Shore: Dinah Sings, Previn Plays
Less Than a Second - Lena Horne: Feelin' Good
Paradise - Lena on the Blue Side
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? - Bing Crosby: American Songs During The Great Depression
Gonna Build a Mountain - Bing Crosby & Count Basie: Bing 'n Basie
Unforgettable - Aretha Franklin: Unforgettable (A Tribute to Dinah Washington)
I Told You So - Aretha Franklin: The Electrifying Aretha Franklin
Memphis in June - Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers: His Greatest
Pineapple Pete - Johnny Mercer: Singer/Songwriter
One for My Baby - Lou Rawls: You're Good for Me
So Hard to Laugh, So Easy to Cry - Lou Rawls: Soulin'
Darktown Strutters Ball - Alberta Hunter: Amtrak Blues
I'm Havin' a Good Time - Alberta Hunter: Amtrak Blues


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

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Series 5, Program 17

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN

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

September In the Rain - Frank Sinatra: Sinatra's Swingin' Session!!!
Singin' In the Rain - Lena Horne: Lena In Hollywood
Yesterday I Heard the Rain - Tony Bennett: Yesterday I Heard the Rain
Walk Between Raindrops - Mel Tormé & The Marty Paiche Dek-tette: Reunion
Before the Rain - Nancy Wilson: A Touch of Today
After the Rain - Shirley Bassey: The Performance
Come In From the Rain - Todd Gordon: Ballads from the Midnight Hotel
A Garden In the Rain - Sarah Vaughan: The Explosive Side of Sarah Vaughan
Raining In My Heart - Liane Carroll: Ballads
I Get the Blues When It Rains - Big Joe Turner: Big Joe Rides Again
Here's That Rainy Day - Sue Rainey: All By Myself
I Can't Stand the Rain - Lowell George: Thanks, I'll Eat It Here
I Think It's Going to Rain Today - Maxine Weldon: Chilly Wind
Rain - The Four Freshmen: Four Freshmen & Five Guitars
Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall - Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie: Ella & Basie!
Rainin' - Bobby Darin: Bobby Darin Sings The Shadow of Your Smile
Come Rain or Come Shine - Chet Baker: Embraceable You
Every Time It Rains - Jacqui Dankworth: Back to You

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

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Series 5, Program 16

EVERYTHING’S COMIN’ UP ROSES

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

Ramblin' Rose - Nat King Cole: Ramblin' Rose
Misty Roses - Irene Kral: Second Chance
Roses of Picardy - Bobby Darin: Oh! Look at Me Now
The Rose - Bette Midler: The Rose (Soundtrack)
One Dozen Roses - The Mills Brothers: One Dozen Roses
Red Roses for a Blue Lady - Wayne Newton: Red Roses for a Blue Lady
Honeysuckle Rose - Maxine Sullivan: A Tribute to Andy Razaf
Lollipops and Roses - Perry Como: By Request
Second Hand Rose - Barbra Streisand: Funny Girl (Soundtrack)
Bouquet of Roses - Vic Damone: Country Love Songs
Days of Wine and Roses - Ella Fitzgerald: Things Ain't What They Used to Be (And You Better Believe It)
American Beauty Rose - Frank Sinatra: Come Swing with Me!
Clap Hands! Here Comes Rosie/Everything's Coming Up Roses - Rosemary Clooney: Clap Hands! Here Comes Rosie
Hot-House Rose - Lee Wiley: Cole Porter Songs By Lee Wiley
Love and the Rose (O Amor e a Rose) - The Hi-Lo's: The Hi-Lo's Happen to Bossa Nova
La Vie en Rose - Marlene Dietrich: In London
Mighty Like a Rose - Mark Murphy: This Could Be the Start of Something
A Rose Is Still a Rose - Aretha Franklin: A Rose Is Still a Rose
Georgia Rose - Carmen McRae: By Special Request (bonus track)

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

Friday, 2 October 2015

LP Artwork: The Two of Us

Our opening track this week comes from Dinah Washington and Brook Benton. Although there was more than a little friction in the studio - with Miss D feeling her singing partner was attempting to steal the limelight - the results were engaging. And popular.

Here are two versions of the LP cover artwork.