Sunday, 26 February 2017

LP Artwork: Shirley Horn/Where Are You Going


One of Shirley Horn's best album covers, dating back to 1972. The LP was released on Perception Records which had a short, five-year existence till 1974. However, during that period it included Dizzy Gillespie, Johnny Hartman, Astrud Gilberto and James Moody in its roster.


Friday, 24 February 2017

Series 9, Prog 6

FOR THE BIRDS!

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

Bob White (Whatcha Gonna Swing Tonight) - Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer: Two of a Kind
Gaviota (Seagull) - Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band (Directed by Brent Fischer), featuring Roberta Gambarini 
Blackbird - Sarah Vaughan: Songs of The Beatles
Bye Bye Blackbird - Mel Tormé: A New Album
When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob-Bob-Bobbin' Along - Bing Crosby & Al Jolson: The Complete Radio Duets
Strange Meadowlark - Norma Winstone & John Taylor: Like Song, Like Weather
Flamingo - Vic Damone: Strange Enchantment
Sparrow - Mary Hopkin: Those Were the Days
His Eye Is on the Sparrow - Carmen McRae: Birds of a Feather
Ain't No Chicken Gonna Fool Me - Sy Oliver: The Chronological Classics 1949-1952
Skylark - Hoagy Carmichael: Hoagy Sings Carmichael
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - Carol Kidd: Dreamsville
Wandering Swallow - Peggy Lee: The Singles Collection (1952-1958) [Disc 3]
Let There Be Love - Nat King Cole: Nat King Cole Sings - George Shearing Quintet Plays
The Eagle and Me - Shirley Horn: Where Are You Going

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

LP Artwork: This Is June Christy

The little-known number Look Out Up There that featured in this week's program comes from the 1956 album, This Is June Christy. The song was written by jazz pianist, Milt Raskin and Miss Christy's long-time arranger and conductor, Pete Rugolo.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Series 9, Prog 5

IF LOOKS COULD THRILL

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

Look at Me - Bobby Darin: Hello Dolly to Goodbye Charlie
Looks Like They’re In Love - Cleo Laine: single
The Look of Love - Diana Krall: The Look of Love
The Look of Love - Frank Sinatra: Softly, As I Leave You
Look to Your Heart - Sarah Vaughan: Snowbound
Looking for a Boy - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book - Vol 2
The Way You Look Tonight - Mel Tormé & George Shearing : A Vintage Year
Look Out Up There - June Christy: This Is June Christy
Look at That Face - Carmen McRae: Woman Talk/Live At The Village Gate
When I Looked Again - Denise Donatelli: Soul Shadows
Hey, Look Me Over - Peggy Lee: Extra Special!
Hey Look, No Crying - Frank Sinatra: She Shot Me Down
I’m Beginning to See the Light - Nancy Wilson: The Nancy Wilson Show!
Close Your Eyes - Doris Day & André Previn: Duet
Oh! Look at Me Now - Dick Haymes: Oh! Look at Me Now
The More I See You - Dick Haymes: Rain or Shine
Them There Eyes - Anita O’Day: Anita Sings The Most

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

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Series 9, Prog 4

THE BANDLEADERS

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

A-Tisket, A-Tasket - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella and Her Fellas
The Summer Knows - Rosemary Clooney & Woody Herman: My Buddy
Any Old Time - Artie Shaw & Billie Holiday: Any Old Time
I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good) - Duke Ellington & Ivie Anderson: 78rpm single
Come Sunday - Joe Williams: Joe Williams & Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra
Don’t Be That Way - Ann Richards & Stan Kenton: Two Much!
Sentimental Journey - Les Brown & Doris Day - 78rpm single
Blue Skies - Tommy Dorsey & Frank Sinatra: The Dorsey/Sinatra Sessions 1940-1942
It’s Been a Long, Long Time - Harry James & Helen Forrest: Harry James In Hi-Fi
Makin’ Whoopee! - Dinah Washington & Quincy Jones: The Swingin’ Miss “D”
Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me) - Glenn Miller & Tex Beneke, Marion Hutton & The Modernaires: The Unforgettable Glenn Miller
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love - Sarah Vaughan: The Explosive Side Of Sarah Vaughan (Benny Carter Sessions)
On the Sunny Side of the Street - Sy Oliver: For You
The Lonesome Road - Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson: Double Exposure
We’ll Meet Again - Benny Goodman & Peggy Lee: 78rpm single
He May Be Your Man (But He Comes To See Me Sometimes) - Helen Humes & Count Basie: La Grande Parade Du Jazz 1978

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

Friday, 3 February 2017

LP Artwork: Sammy Davis Jr at The Cocoanut Grove

One of Sammy Davis Jr's best live albums and released on Reprise Records. It was recorded at the famous Los Angeles night club in late 1962, arranged and conducted by Davis' longtime MD, George Rhodes.

Series 9, Prog 3

PUTTING IT TOGETHER

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

Gershwin Medley (But Not for Me/Love Is Here to Stay/Embraceable You/Someone to Watch Over Me) - Sarah Vaughan: Ronnie Scott's Presents Sarah Vaughan Live - Vol 2
West Side Story Medley (Jet Song/Something's Coming/Cool/Tonight/A-Me-Ri-Ca/Gee, Office Krupke/Maria) - Sammy Davis Jr: At The Cocoanut Grove
Ray Charles Tribute (Hallelujah! I Love Him So/I Got a Man/Just for a Thrill/Yes Indeed!) - Peggy Lee: Peggy at Basin Street East
Unthemed Medley (That Old Black Magic/Cheek to Cheek/Jersey Bounce/Sweet Georgia Brown/Lucky In Love/Hit The Road To Dreamland/For Me And My Gal) - Mark Murphy: This Could Be the Start of Something
Porgy & Bess Medley (Summertime/They Pass By Singin'/I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'/It Take A Long Pull To Get There/It Ain't Necessary So/Strawberry Women/Oh, Bess, Oh Bess, Where's My Bess/Bess, You Is My Woman) - Mel Tormé: Mel Tormé & Friends

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