Episode #2767

I Only Have Eyes For You

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Monday, March 30, 2009

It's another Theme and Variations program for this New Sounds. Listen to a series of unusual arrangements of one of the great love songs in American pop music: "I Only Have Eyes For You." Featuring versions by Lester Bowie and his Brass Fantasy, British trip-hop singer Martina Topfley-Bird, downtown New Yorker Phil Kline, and so many more.

PROGRAM #2767, Theme & Variation: I Only Have Eyes for You (First aired on Thursday, 2-14-08)





The Flamingos

The Best of

I Only Have Eyes for You, excerpt

Rhino* or download from iTunes

Martina Topley-Bird

Sweetheart 2005: Love Songs

I Only Have Eyes for You [5:00] OR* or download from iTunes

Phil Kline (incl. The Flamingos

After the Fire,The Kitchen New Sounds Live, 12/8/00

Dream (I Only Have Eyes for You) [9:00]

Not commercially available.

Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy

I Only Have Eyes for You

I Only Have Eyes for You [9:30]

ECM #1296

Santo And Johnny


I Only Have Eyes for You [4:00]

Download from

Mark Eitzel

Music for Courage and Confidence

I Only Have Eyes for You [4:00]

New West Records 6038 Available at* or download from

George Rochberg

Eden, Out of Time & Out of Space

American Bouquet: I Only Have Eyes for You [4:00]

Arabesque 6745 OR download from or

Guy Klucevsek

Transylvanian Softwear

Duckworth: Slow Dancing in Yugoslavia, excerpt [9:00]

Starkland #207

Coleman Hawkins

Coleman Hawkins In Holland

I Only Have Eyes for You, excerpt [1:00]

Avid Records. Download from

Comments [3]

Tracy Spinney from NYC

How can I get a podcast of this show? Will it be posted soon?

Apr. 05 2009 12:35 PM

Hey, John ~
Listening to that Santo and Johnny version of,
I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU, I had a faint impression of Brian Wilson's PET SOUNDS...
& my musical response to, I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU, would be, LET'S GO AWAY FOR A WHILE.
Looking forward to listening again to this program in the archives.
Best regards, Vic

Mar. 30 2009 11:55 PM
Cynthia from Manhattan

Phil Kline:

Please, I need a copy of that. It is the best musical description of PTSD headiness I ever heard.

And I need access.

You have my email, John, so please...


GZ Tank Grrl

Mar. 30 2009 11:28 PM

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