Saturday, 27 February 2016

Series 6, Program 16

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

Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive - Johnny Mercer: Personality
I Remember You - Nat King Cole: Touch of Your Lips
The Man I Love - Carmen McRae: Can’t Hide Love
There’s No Business Like Show Business - Harry Connick Jr: Come By Me
Night and Day - Frank Sinatra: Sinatra and Sextet/Live In Paris
‘S Wonderful - Susannah McCorkle: Most Requested Songs
The Folks Who Live On the Hill - Sammy Davis Jr: Sammy Davis Jr Sings, Laurindo Almeida Plays
I Want to be Happy - Cleo Laine: All About Me
Over the Rainbow - Tony Bennett: Here’s to the Ladies
Stardust - Daniel Nahmod: Jazz Audiophile Voices
After You’ve Gone - Dinah Washington: Dinah Washington Sings Bessie Smith
What’ll I Do - Harry Nilsson: A Little Touch of Schmilsson In the Night
What Is This Thing Called Love - Sue Raney: All By Myself
For All We Know - Billie Holiday: Lady In Satin
Anything Goes - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Loves Cole

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

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Series 6, Program 15

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

Poor Little Rich Girl - Ann Richards: I’m Shooting High
Mad About the Boy - Cleo Laine: Spread a Little Happiness
You’re My Girl - Dick Haymes: Look at Me Now!
Looking for a Boy - Ernestine Anderson: Hot Cargo
Chattanooga Choo-Choo - Ray Charles: The Genius Hits the Road
My Little Boy - Nellie Lutcher: Real Gone
Nature Boy - Johnny Hartman: The Tokyo Albums
When That I Was and a Little Tiny Boy - Maxine Sullivan: Sullivan/Shakespeare/Hyman
Swingin’ Till the Girls Come Home - Lambert, Hendricks & Ross: The Hottest New Group In Jazz
I Want a Little Girl - Big Joe Turner: Boss of the Blues
This Girl’s In Love with You - Ella Fitzgerald: Sunshine of Your Love
My Kind of Girl - Mark Murphy: Who Can I Turn To?
The Most Beautiful Girl - Perry Como: Perry
Little Girl Blue - Nina Simone: My Baby Just Cares for Me
Girl Talk - Tony Bennett: The Movie Song Album
I Enjoy Being a Girl - Peggy Lee: Latin ala Lee
The Girl Next Door - Mel Tormé: At The Crescendo

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

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Series 6, Program 14

PLANETS AND SPACE
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)

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

LP Artwork: A Touch of Tobasco

Recorded over two sessions in the summer of 1959, this is a lively recording by Rosemary Clooney with Perez Prado and his Orchestra.

It is rumoured that Ms Clooney needed some coaching from her Puerto Rican husband - actor Jose Ferrer - on some of pronunciations.

Overall it's great fun. And with a great title, and great vintage cover artwork!

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Series 6, Program 13

BOSSA AND ALL THINGS LATIN
Intro: A Little White Ship - Todd Gordon: Love dot com (Stem Label)

By Myself - Lena Horne: Lena Goes Latin
Once I Loved - Salena Jones: Salena Sings Jobim with the Jobims
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps - Latin for Lovers
What a Diff’rence a Day Makes - Dean Martin: Dino Latino
The Girl from Ipanema - Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz: This Is Astrud Gilberto
Till There Was You - Peggy Lee: Latin ala Lee
Mr Sandman - Anita O’Day & Caj Tjader: Time for 2
Bossa Nova Pot Pouri - Mel Tormé: In Concert Tokyo
Marching Through the Wilderness - David Byrne: Rei Momo
Stardust Bossa Nova - Ella Fitzgerald: single
Every Passing Minute - Barcelona Big Latin Band & London Community Gospel Choir: concert performance
Carnival - The Hi-Lo’s: The Hi-Lo’s Happen to Bossa Nova
O Grande Amor - Earl Okin: Bossa Britannica
Magic Is the Moonlight - Rosemary Clooney and Pérez Prado Orchestra: A Touch of Tobasco
Baia - Mel Tormé: Olé Tormé

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

Friday, 5 February 2016

Series 6, Program 12

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

So Hard to Laugh, So Easy to Cry - Lou Rawls: Soulin’
Dedicated to the One I Love - The Mamas and The Papas: Deliver
Heard Hearted Hannah - Shirley Horn: The Swingin’ Shirley Horn
So Very Hard to Go - Tower of Power: Tower of Power
Hard Rain - Barb Jungr: Hard Rain/The Songs of Bob Dylan & Leonard Cohen
Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I) - Ray Charles: The Genius Sings the Blues
Hard Times for Lovers - Judy Collins: Hard Times for Lovers
It’s Hard - Clifton Chenier: Louisiana Blues and Zydeco
I’ll Be Hard to Handle - Ella Fitzgerald: The Jerome Kern Song Book
Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word - Elton John: Rocket Man/The Definitive Hits
It’s Hard to Laugh or Smile - Jimmy Rushing: Listen to the Blues
Between a Rock and a Hard Place - Carol Kidd & Hilary Brooks: advance copy
It’s So Hard - John Lennon: Imagine
A Hard Day’s Night - Ramsey Lewis: Hang On Ramsey!
A Good Man Is Hard to Find - Alberta Hunter: Amtrak Blues

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