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"Divaville Lounge" with Sarah O (archive)

step into the lounge!
Sunday, August 8, 2021 | 14:00 to 16:00 | jazz/pop vocalists

Artist Song Album Label Comments
Sammy Davis Jr. o/ Sam Butera and the Witnesses When The Feeling Hits You When The Feeling Hits You! Collector's Choice great request to start off the show!
Frank Sinatra You Make Me Feel So Young Songs for Swingin' Lovers Capitol
Dinah Washington o/ Quincy Jones Somebody Loves Me The Swingin' Miss 'D' Emarcy
Harry Belafonte Midnight Special The Essential Harry Belafonte
Mel Torme No Moon at All Swingin' On The Moon Verve
Dick Powell I'm Like a Fish Out of Water The Singing Troubador
Kay Kyser & His Orchestra v/ Sully Mason Tennessee Fish Fry The Kay Kyser Hits Collection great request!
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Saturday Night Fish Fry The Best of Louis Jordan RCA
unknown Gefilte Fish commercial Music From the Yiddish Radio Project Shanachie
Peggy Lee I'm Gonna Go Fishing The Singles Collection Capitol
Benny Goodman Orchestra I'm Living in a Great Big Way The Birth of Swing Bluebird
Bob Crosby Please Be Kind At the Jazz Band Ball great request, love Bob Crosby!
The Merry Macs Pretty Kitty Blue Eyes The Harmonious Hits of the Merry Macs thanks for requesting the Merry Macs!
Quartetta Cetra Un Bacio A Mezzanotte I Successi Del Quartetto Cetra
Jewel Cowboys My Untrue Cowgirl Doughboys, Playboys & Cowboys Proper UK
Nat King Cole Trio Straighten Up and Fly Right Hittin' The Ramp: The Early Years 1936-1943 rec 1943 AFRS private album
Jimmy Durante Inka Dinka Doo Flashbacks 2: Novelty Songs Trikont great request!
Bing Crosby w/ Les Paul Trio It's Been a Long, Long Time The Trio's Complete Decca Recordings Decca/MCA thanks for requesting Bing!
Sarah Vaughan Prelude to a Kiss Swingin' Easy Mercury
Ella Fitzgerald w/ Paul Smith One For My Baby (And One More for the Road) Let No Man Write My Epitaph Verve
Fats Waller & His Rhythm Darktown Strutter's Ball Complete Recorded Works Vol 5 JSP
Frankie Newton & His Orchestra Rosetta Classic James P. Johnson Sessions (1921-1943) Mosaic
Django Reinhardt & the Quintette du Hot Club de France Swing '39 Jazz in Paris II: Montmartre
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five You Ain't Nowhere Let the Good Times Roll Bear Family
The Mills Brothers Jeepers Creepers Too Marvelous for Words: The Songs of Johnny Mercer Capitol great request!
Joe Venuti's Blue Four Cheese and Crackers Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti: The new York Sessions 1926-1935
Ruth Etting Hello, Baby! Ten Cents a Dance ASV Living Era
Ted Weems Orchestra v/ Parker Gibbs Oh! If I Only Had You The Essential Ted Weems 1923-1930 Challenge
Johnny Dodds' Black Bottom Stompers Melancholy Definitive Dodds 1926-1927
Bessie Smith w/ James P. Johnson Lock and Key Classic James P. Johnson Sessions (1921-1943) Mosaic
Gene Austin My Blue Heaven Billboard Pop Memories: 1920's
Chick Webb Orchestra Blue Lou Complete Chick Webb & Ella Fitzgerald Decca Sessions Mosaic Deep dive into the song "Blue Lou"! rec. 1934 this was the 2nd recording of the song (the first was by Benny Carter in 1933). Songwriter Edgar Sampson had just been hired by Webb as staff composer/arranger
Ella Fitzgerald o/ Sy Oliver Blue Lou The Complete Decca Singles Vol. 4 rec 1950 this is the only recording of :Blue Lou" I know of with vocals. Typically this song is a showpiece for the wind instruments
Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli Blue Lou Rome 1949 rec 1949 lovely performance by Reinhardt & Grappelli
Art Tatum Blue Lou Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces rec 1953 Tatum's masterful piano style gives an elegance to the song
Art Van Damme Blue Lou Squeeze Me Proper UK rec 1953 swing accordion!
Benny Carter Blue Lou Jazz Giant rec 1957 Carter revisits the song nearly 25 years after he made its first ever recording
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis w/ Shirley Scott & Jerome Richardson Blue Lou Smokin' rec 1958 this is the best later recording of the song in my opinion. Shirley Scott on organ is fantastic, she matches the energy of Webb from 1934
Bob Hope & Shirley Ross Thanks for the Memory Make Mine a Double one last request to round out the show!