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"Divaville Lounge" with Sarah O (archive)

step into the lounge!
Sunday, September 28, 2014 | 14:00 to 16:00 | jazz/pop vocalists

Artist Song Album Label Comments
Paul Whiteman Orchestra Rhapsody in Blue Gershwin Plays Gershwin Naxos 1924 this is the earliest recording of the piece, feat. Gershwin on piano
Ella Fitzgerald Someone to Watch Over Me The George and Ira Gershwin SongBook Verve
Roy Eldridge Quartet Someone to Watch Over Me Little Jazz Trumpet Giant Proper UK inst.
Al Jolson Swanee Smithsonian American Songbook Series: George Gershwin Smithsonian this song was such a huge hit for Gershwin that he lived off the songwriting royalties for the rest of his life. it enabled him to stop chasing hits and explore songwriting. his classical compositions, the opera Porgy & Bess etc, were all made possible by Swanee
George Gershwin Prelude #2 Gershwin Plays Gershwin Naxos an example of the music Gershwin was able to write because of Swanee
Duk Ellington Orchestra Chelsea Bridge The Blanton-Webster Band RCA written by Billy Strayhorn
Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra Memories of You Swing Tonic Jasmine
Benny Goodman Trio Where or When Live at the Madhattan Room 23 October 1937 otr-cat.com live radio performance
Erskine Hawkins Tuxedo Junction The Original Tuxedo Junction Proper UK inst.
Benny Goodman Orchestra Swingtime in the Rockies Live at the Madhattan Room 20 November 1937 otr-cat.com live radio performance
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Stay a Little Longer Dougboys, Cowboys & Playboys Proper UK
The International Sweethearts of Rhythm Sweet Georgia Brown The Best of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm recorded for Jubilee radio program
Artie Shaw Sweet Adeline Begin the Beguine Membran
Ella FItzgerald Rhythm and Romance Stomping at the Savoy Proper UK
Barney Bigard & His Orchestra Barney Goin' Easy (I'm Checking Out Goom-bye) 100 Rare Sessions
Pearl Bailey Who? Takes Two to Tango ASV great request!
Hadda Brooks Just a Little Blusie 45" another great one!
Bessie Smith Aggravatin' Papa The Essential Bessie Smith Columbia and yet another great request
Louis Jordan Don't Let the Sun Catch You Cryin' The Best of Louis JOrdan RCA
Skeets Tolbert No No Baby The Original Soundies Collection
Nat King Cole Trio I'm an Errand Boy for Rhythm Complete Capitol Recordings Mosaic
Julia Lee Lotus Blossom Snatch and Grab It EPM
Duke Ellington Orchestra The Tattooed Bride The Duke: The Columbia Years Columbia
Sarah Vaughan Just One of Those Things Live at Mister Kelly's Polygram
Oscar Peterson A Ghost of a Chance Essential Jazz inst.
Frank Sinatra & Ella Fitzgerald w/ Oscar Peterson Necessity Frank Sinatra in Hollywood Reprise from unreleased film FINIAN's RAINBOW
Rosemary Clooney o/ Duke Ellington Hey Baby Blue Rose Columbia due to scheduling conflicts Clooney recorded her singing in LA, Ellington's orchestra recorded in NY, and the tracks were mixed together during editing, this album was one of the first times that was done
Judy Garland Lucky Day Spotight on .. Great Ladies of Song Columbia great request!
Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars All That Meat and No Potatoes Satch Plays Fats Columbia Legacy
Dinah Washington I've Got You Under My Skin Dinah Jams Emarcy
Oscar Peterson Quartet Little Jazz Little Jazz Trumpet Giant Proper UK rec. 1952 feat. Roy Eldridge
Ella Fitzgerald Goodbye Something to Live For feat. Roy Eldridge