Friday, 30 September 2016

Series 8, Prog 7

SEEING THE LIGHT

I’m Beginning to See the Light - Ella Fitzgerald: Live from The Cave Supper Club, Vancouver
After the Lights Go Down - Vic Damone: Linger Awhile with Vic Damone
Lamplight - Della Reese: Della By Starlight
Light My Fire - Erma Franklyn: Soul Sister
Lights Out - Nat King Cole: The Touch of Your Lips
Soft Lights and Sweet Music - Lee Wiley: ’S Wonderful
Light Out of Darkness - Shirley Horn: Quiet Now - Come a Little Closer
Downtown - Frank Sinatra: Strangers In the Night
Someone To Light Up My Life (Se Todos Fossem Iquais a Voce) - Frank Sinatra: Sinatra & Company
When Lights Are Low - Dena DeRose: Introducing Dena DeRose
I'll Keep The Love Light Burning (In My Heart) - Louis Armstrong: Satchmo Serenades
Speed of Light - Lorraine Feather: Café Society
House of the Blue Lights - Ella Mae Morse & Freddie Slack: Single
You Light Up My Life - Perry Como: Where You’re Concerned
My Shining Hour - Densie Donatelli: What Lies Within
How About You - Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney: Fancy Meeting You Here
Let's Put Out The Lights And Go To Sleep - Lena Horne: Give the Lady What She Wants

Outro: Come In from the Rain - Todd Gordon: Ballads from the Midnight Hotel

Saturday, 24 September 2016

LP Artwork: Bob Manning / Lonely Spell

For those who thought Frank Sinatra had all of the loneliest album covers sewn up, take a look at this one from the under-rated yet mellifluous Bob Manning. It's not as dark or sombre as Only the Lonely, In the Wee Small Hours or No One Cares, but it is equally atmospheric.

Indeed the photographer was Ken Veeder who also took the shot of Sinatra for his Songs for Young Lovers album cover three years earlier,  complete with hallmark streetlamp and smouldering cigarette.

As a Capitol Records staff photographer, he also took iconic photos of Sinatra during the January 16th recording session in 1956 for the seminal Songs for Swinging' Lovers! album.




Friday, 23 September 2016

Series 8, Prog 6

DREAMING…

In Perfect Dreams - k d lang: Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
You Stepped Out of a Dream - Dick Haymes: Look at Me Now!
The Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Diana Krall: From This Moment On
All I Do Is Dream of You - Dean Martin: Sleep Warm
California Dreamin’ - Nancy Sinatra: California Girl
Dream - Frank Sinatra: Nice ’n’ Easy
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams - Ernestine Anderson: Hot Cargo
Dream Dancing - Ella Fitzgerald: Dream Dancing
I’ll See You In My Dreams - Jimmy Durante: Jimmy Durante’s Way of Life
I Have Dreamed - Norma Winstone: Manhattan In the Rain
This Time the Dream’s On Me - Nancy Wilson: Something Wonderful
Hit the Road to Dreamland - Betty Hutton: Single
I Had the Craziest Dream - Bob Manning: Lonely Spell
Dream a Little Dream of Me - Cass Elliot: Dream a Little Dream of Me
Street of Dreams - Lou Rawls: That’s Lou
I’ve Got a Date With a Dream - Billie Holiday: The Real Billie Holiday
When I Grow Too Old to Dream - Helen Humes: ‘Tain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness If I Do

Outro: Come In from the Rain - Todd Gordon: Ballads from the Midnight Hotel

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Series 8, Prog 5

AT THE MOVIES

Hard-Hearted Hannah - Ella Fitzgerald: Pete Kelly's Blues (Soundtrack)
The Shadow of Your Smile - Peggy Lee: Guitars a la Lee
Just in Time - Dean Martin: This Time I'm Swingin’
As Time Goes By - Rosemary Clooney: Dedicated to Nelson
I Love Paris - Lena Horne: Lena in Hollywood
Moon River - The Four Freshmen: In Person (Vol 2)
Moonlight Serenade - Frank Sinatra: Moonlight Serenade
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head - Johnny Hartman: I've Been There
Cheek to Cheek - Billie Holiday: All or Nothing at All
 I Won't Dance - Fred Astaire: The Astaire Story (Vol 1) 
Change Partners - Harry Connick Jr: Come By Me
That Old Black Magic - Carmen McRae: Live at Bubba's! 
Moonlight Swim - Tony Perkins: The Prettiest Girl in School
Maybe This Time - Liza Minnelli: At Carnegie Hall
Over the Rainbow - Judy Garland: Judy at Carnegie Hall
The Windmills of Your Mind - Mark Murphy: North Sea Jazz Sessions (Vol 5) 

Outro: Come In from the Rain - Todd Gordon: Ballads from the Midnight Hotel

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Series 8, Prog 4

JUST DESSERTS!

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

Just You, Just Me - Hetty Kate: Comes Love
I Just Dropped By to Say Hello - Johnny Hartman: I Just Dropped By to Say Hello
I’m Just a Lucky So and So - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book
Just A-Sittin’ and A-Rockin’ - Mel Tormé: I Dig The Duke/I Dig The Count
Just As Much - Keely Smith: I Wish You Love
Just for a Thrill - Nancy Wilson: Nancy - Naturally
Just Because - Jimmy Rushing: Five Feet of Soul
Just for You - Aretha Franklin: The Electrifying Aretha Franklin
Just In Time - Blossom Dearie: Blossom Dearie Sings Comden & Green
I Just Want to Make Love to You - Etta James: At Last!
Just Friends - Andy Bey: Tuesdays In Chinatown
Just My Luck - Lena Horne: A Friend Of Yours - Songs By Burke & Van Heusen
Just One of Those Things - Margaret Whiting: Past Midnight !
Just Squeeze Me - Ernie Andrews: In the Dark
Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries - Carol Sloane: Out of the Blue
Just the Way You Are - Frank Sinatra: Trilogy (The Present)
My Baby Just Cares for Me - Nina Simone: Little Girl Blue
Love Is Just Around the Corner - Johnny Mercer: Sweet Georgia Brown
(You’re Not Sick) You’re Just In Love - Sarah Vaughan & Billy Eckstine: Sing More of Irving Berlin

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

Monday, 5 September 2016

Series 8, Prog 3

AUTUMN

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

Early Autumn - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Johnny Mercer Song Book
September In the Rain - Dinah Washington: Tell Love Hello
Autumn Leaves - James Tormé: Love for Sale
’Tis Autumn - Eydie Gormé: Love Is a Season
Maybe September - Tony Bennett: The Movie Song Album
September Rain - Lorraine Feather: Such Sweet Thunder
My Autumn’s Done Come - Lee Hazlewood: The Very Special World of Lee Hazlewood
The September of My Years - Frank Sinatra: September of My Years
When October Goes - Nancy Wilson: Day Dream
Autumn In New York - Todd Gordon & Carol Kidd with the Royal Air Force Squadronaires: Evergreen
Sweet September - Freda Payne: After the Lights Go Down and Much More!
September Song - Sarah Vaughan: Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown
This October - The Four Freshmen: Four Freshmen and Five Guitars
November Girl - Carmen McRae & The Kenny Clark-Francy Boland Big Band: November Girl

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