Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday Soundings 9/16

Host - John Gaguine

Ella Fitzgerald - Too Darn Hot (Cole Porter, from Kiss Me Kate), Mack the Knife (Kurt Weill/Bertolt Brecht, from The Threepenny Opera), I Got It Bad (Duke Ellington)

Nnenna Freelon - I Say a Little Prayer (Hal David/Bert Bacharach, made famous by Dionne Warwick), Paper Moon (Harold Arlen/Yip Harburg), Amazing Grace

Tommy Flanigan and Kenny Barron, pianos - Dig (Miles Davis)
Barry Finnerty (guitar) and superfriends - Giulia

Etta James - This Bitter Earth (Dinah Washington's signature song), Night and Day (Cole Porter)

B.B. King is 86 today! Here are two songs from his Grammy-winning CD 80, recorded when B.B. was turning 80 years old -
Need Your Love So Bad (with Sheryl Crow), There Must Be a Better World Somewhere (Doc Pomus and Dr. John; with Gloria Estafan)

Tierney Sutton - Then I'll Be Tired of You, Whatever Lola Wants (from Damn Yankees)

Toots Thielemans - Ne Me Quitte Pas (Do Not Leave Me) (Jacques Brel), Ornithology (Charlie "Bird" Parker)

Three cuts from the Putumayo CD Women of Jazz -
Sophie Milman - Lonely in New York
Hope Waits - I'll Be Satisfied
Kate Paradise- Mean to Me

Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Anthem

Davis Gaines - Rainbow Sleeve (Tom Waits), Old Man River (Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II, from Showboat)

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