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"Divaville Lounge" with Sarah O (archive)

step into the lounge!
Sunday, June 14, 2020 | 14:00 to 16:00 | jazz/pop vocalists

Artist Song Album Label Comments
Dinah Washington I Wanna Be Around The Complete Roulette Collection
Mel Torme Love Me Or Leave Me The Mel Torme Collection Rhino great request a week late, hope you're listening today!
Ella Fitzgerald o/ Marty Paich Dek-tette Little White Lies Ella Swings Lightly Verve I said online I thought this album was made with Nelson Riddle but I was wrong! Marty Paich whose Dek-tette was created with Mel Torme
Nancy Wilson Green Dolphin Street Ballads, Blues & Big Bands
Frank Sinatra o/ Nelson Riddle You're Getting to Be a Habit Songs for Swinging Lovers! Capitol here's some Nelson Riddle to make up for missing him earlier
Lionel Hampton Orchestra Dinah 1937-1939 Classics
Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra Don't Be That Way Classic Brunswick & Columbia Teddy Wilson Sessions Mosaic this set is all performers who were at one point in the Benny Goodman orchestra. When Goodman hired Teddy Wilson in 1935 it was the first time a major swing band was integrated. Wilson was already a successful bandleader in his own right; Goodman hired him because he was the best
Charlie Christian Stardust Radioland 1939-1941 Charlie Christian worked with Goodman from 1939 until his death in 1942 at the age of 25! Christian was highly influential but because he died so young there are very few recordings of his work
Harry James Orchestra v/ Helen Forrest Skylark The Complete Helen Forrest James was hired by Goodman in 1937. In 1939 he left to form his own big band. Singing in Harry James' band was Frank Sinatra's first big break
Harry James Orchestra Flight of the Bumblebee Strictly Instrumental
Artie Shaw Orchestra Traffic Jam Artie Shaw, King of the Clarinet live performance for radio
Duke Ellington Orchestra v/ Ivie Anderson Rose of the Rio Grande Complete Brunswick, Master and Columbia Recordings Mosaic for Ed, I hope you're listening!
Django Reinhardt & the Hot Club Quintette Them There Eyes Classic Early Recordings in Chronological Order JSP rec 1938
Les Paul Lover The Les Paul Show otr-cat.com rec 1950 for radio
Casa Loma Orchestra Casa Loma Stomp Anthology of Big Band Swing rec 1930
Milton Brown and his Musical Brownies Sweet Georgia Brown Father of Western Swing Proper UK rec 1935, Brown and Bob Wills were both in the Light Crust Doughboys, the early 30s band where the western swing sound was developed
Anita O'Day Sweet Georgia Brown Jazz on a Summer's Day rec live at the Newport Jazz Festival 1957. see this performance in the movie JAZZ ON A SUMMER'S DAY on TCM June 22 8pm!
Ella Fitzgerald Midnight Sun Ella in Rome - The Birthday Concert Verve rec April 25, 1958, Ella's 41st birthday!
Mel Torme My Shining Hour Mel in Hollywood another Mel song for you!
Sarah Vaughan Willow Weep for Me Live at Mister Kelly's Polygram rec 1957
Sammy Davis Jr. What Kind of Fool Am I? Live at the Cocoanut Grove Reprise
Frank Sinatra w/ Red Norvo Quintet Angel Eyes Live in Australia 1959 Reprise
Joe Vent's Blue Four Running' Ragged Lang & Venuti: New York Sessions 1926-1935
Louisiana Sugar Babies (Fats Waller) Willow Tree Complete Recorded Works Volume 1 JSP this and previous track feature bassoon!
Julia Lee St. James Infirmary 1929-1945 Classics
Bessie Smith w/ James P. Johnson Dirty No-Gooder Blues Classic James P. Johnson Sessions 1921-1943 Mosaic
Johnny Dodd's Black Bottom Stompers After You're Gone Definitive Dodds 1926-27
Ted Weems & His Orchestra v/ Parker Gibbs Chick, Chick, Chick, Chick, Chicken (Lay a Little Egg for Me) The Essential Ted Weems 1923-1930 Retrieval Records
Mildred Bailey Hold On 1931-1939 L'Art Vocal
Nat King Cole Trio The Sheik of Araby Hittin' the Ramp: The Early Years 1936-1943 rec. 1938! very early, the Trio were formed in 1937
The Mills Brothers Limehouse Blues Volume 12 L'Art Vocal
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Honeysuckle Rose Let the Good Times Roll Bear Family
Billie Holiday o/ Teddy Wilson Orchestra He Ain't Got Rhythm Lady Day Sony
Fats Waller & His Rhythm Rhythm & Romance Complete Recorded Works Volume 3 JSP
Paul Robeson Just Keeping' On The EMI Sessions EMI rec 1929