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"Divaville Lounge" with Sarah O (archive)

step into the lounge!
Sunday, March 17, 2013 | 14:00 to 16:00 | jazz/pop vocalists

Artist Song Album Label Comments
Frank Sinatra Ill Wind In the Wee Small Hours Capitol can't remember if the request was "Ill Wind" or "Summer Wind," playing them both! Hope you're listening!
Frank Sinatra Summer Wind The Reprise Collection Capitol this song was Johnny Mercer's last hit, "Ill Wind" was written in the 1930s by Harold Arlen
Sarah Vaughan Black Coffee The Divine Sarah Vaughan: The Columbia Years 1949-1953 Columbia
June Christy In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning Jazz Greats
Dinah Washington Stairway to the Stars The Queen Sings Proper UK
Billie Holiday Gloomy Sunday Lady Day Sony
Duke Ellington's Sextet Tough Truckin' 100 Rare Sessions inst.
Leon Belasco and His Orchestra Wake Up and Live The Golden Age of American Sweet Bands JSP
Cliff "Ukulele Ike" Edwards My Dog Loves Your Dog Singin' in the Rain ASV Living Era
Ben Bernie Let's Put Out the Lights Charming Gents of Stage and Screen Columbia/Legacy
Annette Hanshaw Button Up Your Overcoat Volume 6 1929 Sensational
Fats Waller & His Rhythm I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter Complete Recorded Works Vol. 3 JSP
Glenn Miller Danny Boy The Popular Recordings (1938-1942) RCA happy St. Patrick's Day!
Bing Crosby Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral Bing! His Legendary Years MCA
Judy Garland It's a Great Day for the Irish The Complete Decca Masters RCA
Dennis Day Clancy Lowered the Boom My Wild Irish Rose Camden WXDU would like to apologize to the Irish for the contents of this song
Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five Irish Black Bottom Hot Fives and Sevens JSP
Bob Crosby & the Bobcats Big Noise from Winnetka Dance Off Both Your Shoes fantastic request!
Bunny Berigan The Wearin' of the Green The Pied Piper (1935-1940) inst.
Benny Goodman Orchestra Camel Caravan 13 Sept 1938 Camel Caravan otr-cat.com program features Fletcher Henderson explaining his arrangement of "Blue Skies"
Chick Webb Let's Get Together Stomping at the Savoy Proper UK inst.
Louis Jordan The Green Grass Grows All Around Let the Good Times Roll Bear Family
Milton Brown Sadie Green (The Vamp of New Orleans) Daddy of Western Swing Proper UK
Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme Green Eyes Steve & Eydie Sing the Golden Hits
Mel Torme Mountain Greenery Mel Torme in Hollywood
Nancy Wilson On Green Dolphin Street Ballads, Blues & Big Bands
Frank Sinatra Bein' Green Sinatra and Company Reprise from the awkward period of Sinatra's later career
Frank Sinatra Green Frank Sinatra Conducts Tone Poems of Color Capitol inst.
Frank Sinatra Luck Be a Lady Rat Pack: From Vegas to St. Louis Eleven!
Sammy Davis Jr. Better Luck Next Time It's All Over But the Swinging/I've Gotta Right to Swing Reprise
Ella FItzgerald I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So Duke Ellington Song Book Verve
Fred Astaire I've Got Beginner's Luck Top Hat, White Tie & Tails ASV Living Era
Benny Goodman Orchestra v/ Helen Ward I Was Lucky Queen of Big Band Swing ASV Living Era
George Formby Happy Go Lucky Me The Ultimate Collection
Henry Mancini Mr. Lucky Goes Latin Martinis with Mancini inst.
Charlie Barnet, Woody Herman & Stan Kenton Battle of the Bands 30 July 1949 Excursions in Modern Music otr-cat.com recorded live at the Rendezvous in Balboa CA 30 July 1949
Nat King Cole Top Hat Bop Complete Capitol Recordings Mosaic happy birthday Nat King Cole!
Eddie Coles Solid Swingers v. Nat Cole Honey Hush Nat King Cole 1936-1940 Capitol Cole's first recording! 1936, he was 19 years old & singing with his brother's band
Nat King Cole Trio On the Sunny Side of the Street Nat King Cole 1936-1940 Capitol Cole formed the Trio in 1937, they struggled for the first few years & did not record until 1940
Nat King Cole Trio Hit That Jive, Jack Hit That Jive, Jack Capitol rec 1941 the Trio was Cole on piano, Oscar Moore on guitar and Wesley Prince on bass
Nat King Cole Trio Sweet Lorraine Complete Capitol Recordings Mosaic rec 1942 this was a signature song for Cole which he rerecorded many times over the years
Nat King Cole Trio Straighten Up and Fly Right Complete Capitol Recordings Mosaic rec 1942 another signature song, written by Cole & based on a sermon by his father who was a preacher
Nat King Cole Trio Body and Soul Complete Capitol Recordings Mosaic inst.
Nat King Cole Trio Jumpin' at Capitol Complete Capitol Recordings Mosaic this instrumental highlights the incredible communication Cole and Moore had when they performed together
Nat King Cole Trio Embraceable You Complete Capitol Recordings Mosaic to my mind this is the definitive version of this song
Nat King Cole Trio I'm an Errand Boy for Rhythm Complete Capitol Recordings Mosaic this song shows Cole's chops as a swing piano player
Nat King Cole Trio Get Your Kicks on Route 66 Complete Capitol Recordings Mosaic
Nat King Cole Trio (I Love You) for Sentimental Reasons Complete Capitol Recordings Mosaic
Nat King Cole Trio When I Take My Sugar to Tea Complete Capitol Recordings Mosaic
Nat King Cole Trio Nature Boy Complete Capitol Recordings Mosaic this strange song by eden ahbez was a breakout hit for Cole
Nat King Cole And His Trio Rhumba Azul Complete Capitol Recordings Mosaic inst. Jack Costanzo had joined the trio on percussion at this point
Nat King Cole & Johnny Mercer Save The Bones for Henry Jones Complete Capitol Recordings Mosaic Mercer cofounded Capitol Records which stayed in business at first due entirely to Cole
Nat King Cole Lush Life Complete Capitol Recordings Mosaic this is the first recording of this song; composer Billy Strayhorn hated it so much he called his manager and cursed at him the first time he heard it
Nat King Cole My Baby Just Cares for Me Complete Capitol Recordings Mosaic
Nat King Cole El Bodeguero Cole En Espanol while traveling in Latin American Cole heard recordings of Orquesta Aragon and other Cuban musicians & recorded two "Cole en Espanol" albums
Nat King Cool How High the Moon The Forgotten Carnegie Hall Performance
Nat King Cole Just You, Just Me Complete After Midnight Sessions Cole's last great jazz album, rec 1957