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"Divaville Lounge" with Sarah O (archive)

step into the lounge!
Sunday, August 9, 2020 | 14:00 to 16:00 | jazz/pop vocalists

Artist Song Album Label Comments
Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby Well Did You Evah? Frank Sinatra in Hollywood Reprise
Fred Astaire and Judy Garland A Couple of Swells Top Hat, White Tie and Tails ASV Living Era
Louis Jordan o/ Chick Webb Orchestra Gee! But You're Swell Complete Chick Webb & Ella Fitzgerald Decca Sessions Mosaic
Teddy Wilson Orchestra v/ Helen Ward It's Swell of You Classic Brunswick & Columbia Teddy Wilson Sessions Mosaic
Blossom Dearie Thou Swell Blossom Dearie UMVD
Chet Baker My Heart Stood Still Chet Baker: Career 1952 - 1988 Pacific Jazz
Ella Fitzgerald To Keep My Love Alive The Rogers and Hart Songbook Verve
Mel Torme o/ Billy May Six Lessons from Madame La Zonga Ole Torme Verve
Lalo Guerrero Los Chucos Suaves Pachuco Boogie Arhoolie
Rosemary Clooney o/ Perez Prado I Only Have Eyes for You A Touch of Tabasco Liberty
Nat King Cole Papa Loves Mambo The Extraordinary Capitol
Desi Arnaz El Cumbanchero The Best of Desi Arnaz The Mambo King Sony Legacy
Duke Ellington Orchestra Main Stem The Blanton-Webster Band RCA
Fletcher Henderson Orchestra Wrappin' It Up (The Lindy Glide) Tidal Wave Decca
Willie Bryant And His Orchestra Rigamarole Big Ben Proper UK
Sidney Bechet Joshua Fit The Battle of Jericho You Might As Well Jazz 2 Jazz
Artie Shaw Orchestra The Carioca Strike It, Rich! Proper UK
Django Reinhardt I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) The Indispensable RCA
Bing Crosby I'm Through With Love Bing! His Legendary Years MCA rec 1931
Eddy Duchin Orchestra Can't We Talk It Over? Best of the Big Bands rec 1932
The Mills Brothers Nobody's Sweetheart Anthology 1931-1968 MCA rec 1931
Duke Ellington Orchestra v/ Ivie Anderson I've Got the World On a String Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia & Master Sessions Mosaics rec 1933
Earl Hines Orchestra v/ Walter Fuller Rosetta (vocal take) Classic Earl Hines Sessions (1928-1945) Mosaic rec 1933
Imperio Argentina Los Tres Golpes Cubans in Europe Vol. 2 1929-1934 Harlequin rec 1930
Milton Brown and his Musical Brownies Keep a Knockin' Father of Western Swing Proper UK rec 1932
Duke Ellington Orchestra v/ Ivie Anderson Raisin' the Rent Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia & Master Sessions Mosaic rec 1933
W.C. Handy's Memphis Blues Band St. Louis Blues W.C. Handy's Memphis Blues Band Inside Sounds rec 1923 Handy is the song's composer
Bessie Smith / Louis Armstrong & Fred Longshaw St. Louis Blues Bessie Smith The Collection Columbia rec 1925 Armstrong cornet, Longshaw pump organ, on the air I mistakenly attribute this to King Oliver's band
Art Tatum solo piano St. Louis Blues The Brunswick and Decca Recordings 1932-34 Resurfaced rec 1933
Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra St. Louis Blues The Complete Columbia Recordings Session Vol. 3 Legacy rec 1939
Earl Hines Orchestra Boogie Woogie on St. Louis Blues Classic Earl Hines Sessions (1928-1945) Mosaic rec 1940
Glenn Miller & the Army Air Force Band St. Louis Blues March The Essential Glenn Miller RCA Victor/Legacy rec 1943
Louis Armstrong & the All Stars St. Louis Blues Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy Columbia rec 1954 many consider this the finest interpretation of this song. Personally I prefer his 1925 recording with Bessie Smith
Ethel Merman I've Still Got My Health There's No Business Like Show Business Flapper