Friday, July 31, 2009

Friday Soundings 7/31

Host - John Gaguine

Gerry Mulligan - Anthem, Dragonfly (both from the 1995 CD Dragonfly)

Gladys Knight (of Gladys Knight and the Pips fame) - God Bless the Child (Billie Holiday), I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) (Duke Ellington)

Bettye Lavette - It Serves Him Right
Irma Thomas (the Soul Queen of New Orleans) - Not Enough Time to Change, Blue in the Heart (both from a fine 2000 CD, My Heart's in Memphis: The Songs of Dan Penn)

Vince Guaraldi - Cast Your Fate to the Wind (Guaraldi), Outre Vez (Antonio Carlos Jobim), Manha de Carnival (Jobim and Luis Bonfa, from the Oscar-winning 1959 film Black Orpheus)

George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers - Move It on Over (Hank Williams), I'm a Steady Rollin' Man (Robert Johnson), Who Do You Love? (Elias McDaniel, aka Bo Diddley)

Modern Jazz Quartet (featuring John Lewis on piano and Milt Jackson on vibes) and Paul Desmond (alto sax) - live from New York, Christmas Day, 1971 - Blue Dove (La Paloma Azul) (traditional), Bag's New Groove (Jackson)

Big Brother and the Holding Company, with Janis Joplin - Piece of My Heart (Jerry Ragovoy), I Need a Man to Love (Joplin and Sam Andrew) - from the great 1968 album Cheap Thrills
Joplin, with the Full Tilt Boogie Band - A Woman Left Lonely (Dan Penn), Half Moon - from the great posthumous 1971 album Pearl

Pearl Django - Avalon (Al Jolson), Swing 42 (Django Reinhardt), Belleville (Reinhardt again)

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