Friday, 24 March 2017

Series 9, Prog 10

BYE BYE

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

Bye, Bye Blues - Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong: Bing & Louis
We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye - Diana Krall: Glad Rag Doll
The House Is Haunted By the Echo of Your Last Goodbye - Mel Tormé: Tormé
To Say Goodbye - Janet Seidel: The Art of Loung (Vol 1)
Mama's Gone, Goodbye - Peggy Lee: I'm a Woman
Bye, Baby, Bye - Johnny Hartman: single
I Will Say Goodbye - Sarah Vaughan: Sarah Vaughan with Michel Legrand
Goodbye - Frank Sinatra: Only the Lonely (mono MFSL release)
Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye - Eydie Gormé: Eydie Gormé Vamps the Roaring 20s
Make This a Slow Goodbye - Vic Damone: My Baby Loves to Swing
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Ella Fitzgerald: The Cole Porter Songbook
Don't Like Goodbyes - Tony Bennett: Art of Romance
Bye, Bye Love - Madeleine Peyroux: The Blue Room
Goodbye, Charlie - Bobby Darin: Hello, Dolly to Goodbye, Charlie
Goodbye (She Quietly Says) - Todd Gordon: Love dot com
Goodbye for Now - Barbra Streisand: The Movie Album

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

Sunday, 19 March 2017

EP Artwork: Bob Hope & Margaret Whiting/Ain't We Got Fun

As a youngster, my earliest recollection of Bob Hope's crooning was his version of Buttons and Bows in the film comedy, The Paleface. It was written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1948.

This artwork is for the engaging duet he recorded with Margaret Whiting and Ain't We Got Fun was co-written by Margaret's father, Richard A Whiting. And of course, it fits right in with our "Ain't" oriented theme this week.

The session took place at Capitol Melrose Studios on November 3rd, 1949 with Billy May and His Orchestra. It's a shame that the label didn't see fit to credit Whiting or May on the cover.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Series 9, Prog 9

AIN’T THEY SWEET

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

Things Ain’t What They Used to Be - Ella Fitzgerald: Things Ain’t What They Used to Be (And You Better Believe It)
Ain’t Nobody Got the Blues Like Me - Barbara Dane: Trouble In Mind
If Love Ain’t There - Nat King Cole: Where Did Everyone Go?
I Ain’t Got Nobody - Rosemary Clooney & Nelson Riddle: Rosie Solves the Swingin’ Riddle
I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good) - Frank Sinatra: A Swingin’ Affair!
Ain’t That Peculiar - Martha Reeves: Martha Reeves
Ain’t We Got Fun - Bob Hope & Margaret Whiting: Ain't We Got Fun (EP)
Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You - Lou Rawls: Nobody But Lou
Ain’t No Way - Jean Carne: You’re a Part of Me
Ain’t That a Kick In the Head - Dean Martin: At the Movies
I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But the Blues - Barbara Morrison: I Know How to Do It
I Ain’t Mad at You, Pretty Baby - Jimmy Witherspoon: Hey, Mrs Jones
‘Tain’t What You Do (It’s the Way That You Do It) - Erin Dickins: Nice Girls
Is You Is, or Is You Ain’t My Baby - June Christy: Big Band Specials
There Ain't No Sweet Girl (That's Worth The Salt Of My Tears) - Bobby Darin: I Wanna Be Around
You Ain’t Had the Blues - Nancy Wilson: Nancy - Naturally
‘Tain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella In Montreux

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

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Series 9, Prog 8

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY SPECIAL

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

I’m a Woman - Peggy Lee: I’m a Woman 
Being a Woman - Lena Horne & Michel Legrand - Lena & Michel
Do Right Woman, Do Right Man - Esther Phillips: Alone Again, Naturally
Warm Hearted Woman - Dinah Shore: Bouquet of Blues
When a Man Wants a Woman - Dory Previn: Mary C Brown and the Hollywood Sign
A Man and A Woman - Helen Merrill: Bossa Nova in Tokyo
Oh, Pretty Woman - Sharleen Spiteri: The Movie Song Book
Woman Talk - Carmen McRae: Woman Talk/Live at The Village Gate
Superwoman - Carmen McRae: Live at Bubba’s
Only Women Bleed - Carmen McRae: Can’t Hide Love
Unlucky Woman - Helen Humes: Today I Sing the Blues
Two Desperate Women In Their Late Thirties - Lorraine Feather: Ages
A Woman Alone With the Blues - Anita O’Day: All the Sad Young Men
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin: Lady Soul
Wild Women Don’t Get the Blues - Barbara Dane: On My Way
Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves - Aretha Franklin & Eurythmics: Single

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

Saturday, 4 March 2017

LP Artwork: Sammy Davis Jr & Buddy Rich/The Sounds of '66

The theme of this week's show was inspired by the title of this fantastic album by Sammy Davis Jr with Buddy Rich and His Big Band.

It was recorded at the famous Sands Hotel in Las Vegas in the wee small hours of the morning so that Sammy could invite fellow entertainers and friends to join him for what essentially is the most exciting after show party ever!

Series 9, Prog 7

THE SOUNDS OF ‘66

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

If It’s the Last Thing I Do - Sammy Davis Jr & Buddy Rich: The Sounds of ’66
I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) - Julie London: For the Night People
On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever) - Frank Sinatra: Strangers In the Night
These Boots Are Made For Walkin' (Mono) - Nancy Sinatra: Boots (Bonus Track)
The Shadow of Your Smile - Carmen McRae: Woman Talk - Live At The Village Gate
Bee-Bom - Morgana King: Wild Is Love
The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel: The Sound of Silence
We Can Work It Out - The Beatles: 1
Call Me - Peggy Lee: Guitars a la Lee
A Time for Love - Tony Bennett: A Time for Love
Daydream - The Lovin’ Spoonful: Daydream
Sunny - The Mills Brothers with Count Basie & His Orchestra: Annual Report
If I Were a Carpenter - Bobby Darin: If I Were a Carpenter
Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds
Let’s Do It - Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington: The Stockholm Concert (1966)
Born Free - Matt Monro & Nelson Riddle: Matt Sings, Nelson Swings
Sunshine Superman - Donovan: Sunshine Superman

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