Saturday, 22 July 2017

LP Artwork: Patti Page/In the Land of Hi-Fi

This 1956 release was Patti Page's first on the EmArcy label (the jazz wing of Mercury Records) in mono. Two years later, they released a stereo version although they had to edit some of the tracks because of the time limitations on stereo releases in the format's infancy.

The arrangements were by Pete Rugolo, best know for his work with June Christy. (By coincidence, Rugolo's Sicilian birth surname was Patti!)

Page was the top-charting vocalist and best-selling female artist of the 1950s and her six-decade long career resulted in record sales in excess of 100 million.

Series 10, Prog 6

GONE...

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

After You’ve Gone - Teresa Brewer & Count Basie: The Songs of Bessie Smith
Summer Is Gone - Carmen McRae: Blue Moon
Gone With the Wind - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella In Berlin
Lament (Love, I Found You Gone) - Dinah Washington: Drinking Again
He’s a Real Gone Guy - Nellie Lutcher: Real Gone
Good Days Gone - Martha Reeves: Home to You
I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone - Lou Rawls: Your Good Thing
Love Has Come, Love Has Gone - Toni Harper & Marty Paich & His Orchestra: Lady Lonely
Mama’s Gone, Goodbye - Peggy Lee: I’m a Woman
My Man’s Gone Now - Claire Martin: Time and Place
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone - Helen Humes: Songs I Like to Sing
(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone - Aretha Franklin: Lady Soul
The Your Lover Has Gone - Linda Ronstadt & Nelson Riddle: Lush Life
Where Have All the Flowers Gone - Marlene Dietrich: Where Have All the Flowers Gone (EP)
You’ve Been Gone Too Long - Nina Simone: The Amazing Nina Simone
All Gone - Cleo Laine: Johnny Dankworth / Let's Slip Away - Film And TV 1960 - 1973: The Servant
The Thrill Is Gone - Patti Page: In the Land of Hi-Fi

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

LP Artwork: Las Vegas Prima Style/Louis Prima & Keely Smith

Recorded live at the Sahara Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in 1958, featuring Sam Butera and The Witnesses.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Series 10, Prog 5

ORDNANCE SURVEY EDITION

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

The Heather On the Hill - Norma Winstone: Manhattan In the Rain
Blueberry Hill (Version 1) - Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong: Swingin' With Bing: Bing Crosby's Lost Radio Performances [Disc 2]
Mountain Greenery - Clare Teal: Live at Ebenezer Chapel
Tomorrow Mountain - Lena Horn: Here’s Lena
It’s an Uphill Climb (To the Bottom) - Lou Rawls: I Can’t Make It Alone/The Axelrod Years
Mountain High, Valley Low - Morgana King: It’s a Quiet Thing
Somewhere In The Hills (O Morro Não Tem Vez aka Favela) - Salena Jones: Salena Sings Jobim With The Jobims
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell: Greatest Hits
Peace In the Valley - Barb Jungr: Love Me Tender
The White Cliffs of Dover - Louis Prima & Keely Smith: Las Vegas Prima Style
Gold In Them Hills - Carol Grimes: Mother
Theme from Valley of the Dolls - k d lang: Drag
Climb Ev’ry Mountain - Tony Bennett: The Singles Collection
The Folks Who Live On the Hill - Peggy Lee: The Man I Love
San Fernando Valley - Nancy Sinatra: California Girl
The Fool On the Hill - Bob Belden with Dianne Reeves & Javon Jackson: Bob Belden Presents Strawberry Fields
Climbing Higher Mountains - Diane Schuur: Diane Schuur & The Count Basie Orchestra

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

Saturday, 8 July 2017

LP Artwork: Yma Sumac/Mambo! and Mel Tormé/Olé Tormé

As stated in the program, here are two vintage album covers that I wanted to share with you. Make of them what you will, the music's certainly very good!

Mambo was release in 1955 and Olé Tormé in 1959.












Series 10, Prog 4

ARRANGED BY BILLY MAY

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

Lover - Anita O’Day: Anita O'Day And Billy May Swing Rodgers & Hart
Blues In the Night (Parts 1 & 2) - Billy May & His Orchestra with Trummy Young: Jimmie Lunceford In Hi-Fi
Baby, Won't You Please Come Home - Ella Mae Morse: Morse Code
Come Fly with Me - Frank Sinatra: Come Fly with Me
You’ve Changed - Nancy Wilson: Lush Life
The Rules of the Road - Nat King Cole: The Nat King Cole/Billy May Sessions
Alone Too Long - Nat King Cole: Ballads of the Day
One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) - Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Harold Arlen Song Book (Vol 2)
Baia - Mel Tormé: Olé Tormé/Mel Tormé Goes South of the Border with Billy May
Street of Dreams - The Encores with Billy May & His Orchestra: Single
Two of a Kind - Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer: Two of a Kind
You Fascinate Me So - Peggy Lee: Pretty Eyes
On The Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe - The Four Freshmen: Voices In Fun
Bo Mambo - Yma Sumac: Mambo!
Bye Bye Blues - Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong: Bing & Satchmo
A Cottage for Sale - Billy Eckstine: One More with Feeling
I Got Rhythm - Ethel Merman: Her Greatest Hits
Say ''Si Si'' (Para Vigo Me Voy) - Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney: Fancy Meeting You Here

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


Sunday, 2 July 2017

LP Artwork: Tony Bennett/The Art of Romance

One of the hidden gems on this week's playlist comes from Tony Bennett's Grammy-winning album, The Art of Romance, released in 2004. Written by jazz pianist and composer, Geoffrey Clarkson and Johnny Mercer, it's entitled, Time to Smile.