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Friday, January 24, 2014

The jazz standard, "Basin Street Blues" was written in 1926 by pianist and composer Spencer Williams. Williams named the song after the New Orleans street he grew up on, which has since been renamed North Saratoga Street. Not an immediate success, the song was later popularized in 1928 when recorded by Louis Armstrong. 

 

 

Episode Playlist:

Frank Sinatra - So In Love - Sinatra Sings Cole Porter

Erich Kunzel - Zing! Went The Strings of My Heart - Route 66- That Nelson Riddle Sound

Judy Garland - Zing! Went The Strings of My Heart - Judy/Judy in Love

Louis Armstrong - I Get A Kick Out Of You - Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson

Jessica Molaskey - You're A Builder Upper - Make Believe

Linda Ronstadt - I Get Along Without You Very Well - 'Round Midnight

Tony Bennett - You're All The World To Me - Steppin' Out

Ella Fitzgerald - Darn That Dream - Ella Swings Gently with Nelson

Stacey Kent - You're Looking At Me - Dreamsville

Steven Pasquale - They All Laughed - Somethin' Like Love

Curtis Stigers - You're Driving Me Crazy - Secret Heart

Dinah Shore - Then I'll Be Tired of You - Dinah Sings, Previn Plays

Frank Sinatra - You're a Sweetheart - Frank Sinatra in Hollywood

Frank Sinatra - Without A Song - I Remember Tommy

Sarah Vaughan - In A Sentimental Mood - After Hours

Frank Sinatra - You And The Night And The Music - Ring-A-Ding Ding!

Oscar Peterson - All Of Me - A Jazz Portrait of Frank Sinatra

Patti Page - Old Cape Cod - Sentimental Journey:Pop Vocal Classics, Vol 4 (1954-1959)

Cyrille Aimee - It's Only A Paper Moon - Just The Two Of Us

Frank Sinatra - Blues In The Night - Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely

Tierney Sutton - I've Never Been In Love Before - Introducing

Matt Dennis - Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea - Play Melancholy Baby

Ella Fitzgerald - It Was Written in the Stars - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Harold Arlen Song Book

Jonathan Schwartz - A Rainy Day - Anyone Would Love You

Tony Bennett - A Rainy Day - The Art Of Excellence

Ella Fitzgerald - It Was Written in the Stars - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Harold Arlen Song Book

Frank Sinatra - Here's That Rainy Day - No One Cares

Frank Sinatra - A Garden In The Rain - The Reprise Collection

Frank Sinatra - Rain - The Complete Capitol Singles Collection

 

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Tanya Knoll from New York

ThankYou Jonathan Schwartz for giving us your wonderful show.

Jan. 27 2014 07:46 PM

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