Saturday, 23 April 2016

Series 7, Prog 4

WIND, RAIN OR 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: 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 BeThere
A Foggy Day - Sarah Vaughan: Ronnie Scott's Presents Sarah Vaughan Live

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

Saturday, 16 April 2016

LP Artwork: Georgia Mancio Live at ReVoice!

The gifted British singer, Georgia Mancio, is to be congratulated - not just for the release of her new album but for creating and curating the ReVoice! vocal jazz festival in London over a five year period. The series provided a wonderfully intimate showcase for an array of international talent including Karin Krog, Carleen Anderson, Norma Winstone, Carmen Lundy not to mention the first UK booking of Gregory Porter.

She's currently taking a step back and focusing on her own singing career and is about to release an album with the fantastic pianist, Alan Broadbent, featuring songs they've written together.


Series 7, Prog 3

SUMMERTIME

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

Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Porgy & Bess
Summertime Promises - Jack Jones: Wives and Lovers
When Summer Turns to Snow - Denise Donatelli: In the Company of Friends
Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer - Nat King Cole: Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer
That Sunday, That Summer - Dinah Washington: Golden Hits
Something Wonderful Happens In Summer - Frank Sinatra: This Is Sinatra - Vol 2
Indian Summer - Sarah Vaughan & The Count Basie Orchestra: Send In the Clowns
Summer Nights - Lee Hazlewood: Something Special
Summer Night - Helen Carr: Why Do I Love You
The Summer Knows - Shaynee Rainbolt: At Home
Once Upon a Summertime - Tony Bennett: I Wanna Be Around
The Things We Did Last Summer - Georgia Mancio featuring Colin Oxley: Live at ReVoice!
Summer Wind - Royal Air Force Squadronaires & Todd Gordon: Evergreen
Brandy In the Summertime - Emily Elbert: Emily Elbert
Here Comes the Sun - Nina Simone: Here Comes the Sun

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

Sunday, 10 April 2016

LP Artwork: Mark Murphy/RAH

Recorded in the fall of 1961, RAH remains one of Mark Murphy's most highly-acclaimed albums.

An eclectic collection of songs and terrific arrangements by Ernie Wilkins and a stellar line up including Bill Evans, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry, Wynton Kelly and Jimmy Cobb.
Back when I still had a day job, Mark Murphy was incredibly supportive. Seems like only yesterday...

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Series 7, Prog 2

STOP!

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

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 (STEM)


Sunday, 3 April 2016

LP Artwork: Ella & Duke at The Côte d'Azur

This week's edition of Todd's Turntable is a cornucopia of great songs by Duke Ellington.

And, with one of the greatest versions of Mack the Knife ever, this is the cover of the 1967 two-LP release of concert recordings by Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington. Recorded at the Antibes Jazz Festival in Juan Les Pins, 27-29 July 1966.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Series 7, Prog 1

JAZZ ROYALTY: THE DUKE!

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

Things Ain't What They Used to Be - Lambert, Hendricks & Ross: Sing Ellington
Love You Madly - Cleo Laine and Mel Tormé: Nothing Without You
I'm Checking Out... Goodbye - Rosemary Clooney & Duke Ellington: Blue Rose
I'm Just a Lucky So and So - Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington: Recording Together for the First Time
Come Sunday - Carmen McRae: Bittersweet
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart - Lena Horne: Lovely and Alive
I Didn't Know About You - Patti Page: In the Land of Hi-Fi
Don't Get Around Much Any More - Barry Manilow: Singin' with the Big Bands
I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) - Julie London: For the Night People
Satin Doll - Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington Orchestra: Côte d'Azur Concerts (Disc 5)
All I Need Is the Girl - Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington: Francis A & Edward K
Blue Piano - Freda Payne: After the Lights Go Down Low
Just Squeeze Me - Sarah Vaughan: Sarah + 2
Caravan - Tony Bennett: Bennett Sings Ellington/Hot and Cool
I'm Beginning to See the Light - Nancy Wilson: The Nancy Wilson Show!
Jump for Joy - Mark Murphy: Midnight Mood

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