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"Divaville Lounge" with Sarah O (archive)

step into the lounge!
Sunday, March 15, 2015 | 14:00 to 16:00 | jazz/pop vocalists

Artist Song Album Label Comments
Blossom Dearie They Say It's Spring The Diva Series
June Christy Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most June Christy: The Jazz Sessions Blue Note
Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto & Astrud Gilberto It Might as Well Be Spring Getz au Go Go Verve rec. live at Cafe au Go Go, NY 1964
Stan Getz It Might as Well Be Spring The Complete Roost Recordings Blue Note inst.
Maxine Sullivan Spring is Here Say it With a Kiss Jasmine
Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra Some Other Spring Lady Day Sony feat Charlie Shavers, trumpet
Noel Coward Something to Do With Spring Revue and War Years JSP rec. 1932
Fats Waller & His Rhythm Spring Cleaning Complete Recorded Works Volume 4 JSP
Ella Fitzgerald o/ Chick Webb I Got The Spring Fever Blues Stomping at the Savoy Proper UK
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Mendelssohn's Spring Song The Pied Piper feat. Bunny Berigan
Benny Goodman Orchestra One O'Clock Jump The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert Columbia great request!
Glenn Miller St. Louis Blues The Jazz Collector Edition belated request, hop you and your wife are listening!
Larry Clinton Big Dipper Very Best of Larry Clinton Collector's Choice
Duke Ellington "C" Jam Blues The Indispensible Duke Ellington and the Small Groups Bluebird
Duke Ellington Orchestra v/ Herb Jeffries Flamingo The Blanton Webster Band RCA
Barney Bigard & His Orchestra Barney Goin' Easy (I'm Checking Out, Goom-bye) Duke Ellington 100 Rare Sessions inst.
The Knickerbockers Blue Skies The Roaring 20s Year-By-Year rec. 1927 this was the first recording of this song. band led by Ben Selvin. Al Jolson performed it shortly after this recording in THE JAZZ SINGER
Benny Goodman Orchestra Blue Skies Camel Caravan Sept 13, 1938 otr-cat.com Goodman's version of the song is probably the most famous. This recording for radio features Fletcher Henderson describing and breaking down the arrangement
Art Tatum Blue Skies Complete Capitol Recordings of Art Tatum Capitol rec. 1949, Art Tatum was one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time. his intimate interpretation on solo piano is a nice contrast to Henderson's bold swing arrangement for Goodman
Ella Fitzgerald o/ Paul Weston Blue Skies The Irving Berlin Songbook Verve rec. 1958 small group let by Paul Weston gives a wonderful modern swing feel to the song for Ella who turns in a killer scat performance
Ella Fitzgerald & Frank Sinatra The Lady is a Tramp The Man and his Music + Ella + Jobim live TV broadcast
Dinah Washington Bye Bye Blues After Hours with Miss D Emarcy rec. 1954 this album was recorded during jam sessions after gigs during Washington's tour, capturing the energy of the live performances
Nelson Riddle Theme from 'Route 66' Music for a Bachelor's Den in Hi-Fi DRG excellent request!
Henry Mancini No-Cal Sugar Loaf Martinis with Mancini BMG inst.
Frank Sinatra o/ Count Basie I Believe in You It Might as Well Be Swing Reprise by request for Charlie!
Peggy Lee It's a Good Day The Best of Miss Peggy lee Capitol
Jimmy Liggins No More Alcohol Jumpin' Like Mad
Nat King Cole Pick Yourself Up Capitol Sings Jerome Kern Capitol
Mel Torme I'm Beginning to See the Light The Bethlehem Years Bethlehem Archive
Cliff 'Ukulele Ike' Edwards When You Wish Upon a Star Singin' in the Rain ASV
Ella Fitzgerald Things Are Looking Up The George and Ira Gershwin Songbook Verve song originated by Fred Astaire
Johnny Hartman Today I Love Everybody Unforgettable Impulse!
Walter Wanderley v/ Astrud Gilberto So Nice (Summer Samba) Samba Swing! Scamp
The Three Suns Darktown Strutter's Ball 1949-56 Circle inst.
Blossom Dearie The Best is Yet to Come Blossom Dearie Sings Comden and Green UMVD