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"Divaville Lounge" with Sarah O (archive)

step into the lounge!
Sunday, September 12, 2021 | 14:00 to 16:00 | jazz/pop vocalists

Artist Song Album Label Comments
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra Star Dust Very Best of Artie Shaw Sony Legacy today's theme: dance orchestras from the 1940s and 1950s! This was rec. 1940
Sammy Kaye Taking a Chance on Love Swing and Sway With Sammy Kaye great request, perfect for today's theme! rec 1940
Count Basie 9:20 Special Essential Count Basie Columbia rec 1940
Glenn Miller Orchestra Anvil Chorus (parts 1 and 2) RCA Original Masters RCA rec 1940
Gene Krupa & his Orchestra w/ Roy Eldridge Ball of Fire Little Jazz Trumpet Giant Proper UK rec 1941
Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra Tangerine Too Marvelous for Words: The Songs of Johnny Mercer Capitol rec 1941, v/ Bob Eberly, Helen O'Connell
Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra Apollo Jump Apollo Jump Proper rec 1941
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra v/ Frank Sinatra Oh! Look at Me the Song is You, vol. 2 BMG rec 1941
Harry James & his Orchestra Carnival of Venice Strictly Instrumental: His Greatest Hits Memoir rec 1941; great request
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra Mission to Moscow Classic Columbia & Okeh Orchestra Sessions (1939-58) Mosaic rec 1942
Lionel Hampton & his Orchestra Flying Home Big Band Jazz Vol. IV rec 1942
Kay Kyser & His Orchestra v/ Sully Mason A Zoot Suit (for my Sunday Gal) The Kay Kyser Hits Collection 1935-48 Acrobat by request; rec 1942, w/ Trudy, Dorothy, Jack & Max
Spike Jones & his City Slickers Hotcha Cornia (Black Eyes) Spiked: the Music of Spike Jones BMG rec 1942
Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra Skyliner Hits of '44 ASV Living Era rec 1944
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra Blues in the Night 1944 - Uncollected Hindsight rec 1944
Frank Sinatra o/ Axel Stordahl Saturday Night (is the Loneliest Night of the Week) the Best of the Columbia Years, 1943- 1952 Legacy Records rec 1944 Sinatra worked primarily with Stordahl during his years at Columbia; this was their biggest hit together
Les Brown & his Orchestra Flip Lid Les Brown & his Orchestra, 1944-46 Hindsight by request; rec 1945
Stan Kenton Orchestra Artistry Jumps Capitol Records From the Vaults Vol. 3 Capitol rec 1945
Billy Eckstine Orchestra Opus X the Swinging Mr. B Passport rec 1945
Desi Arnaz el Cumbanchero the Best of Desi Arnaz: the Mambo King BMG rec 1946
Paul Weston & His Orchestra, v/ Johnny Mercer & the Pied Pipers My Sugar is So Refined Capitol Records From the Vaults Vol. 3 Capitol rec 1946
Dizzy Gillespie Manteca Complete RCA Victor Recordings Bluebird rec 1947
Woody Herman Orchestra Early Autumn Complete Capitol Recordings of Woody Herman Mosaic rec 1948
Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend) Billboard Pop Memories: 1945-1949 Rhino rec 1949
Louis Armstrong o/ Sy Oliver C'est Si Bon (It's So Good) Satchmo: Ambassador Of Jazz Verve rec 1950
Billy May and His Orchestra Lean, Baby Capitol Records From the Vaults Vol. 3 Capitol rec 1951
Doris Day o/ Paul Weston Ain't We Got Fun? Golden Girl Columbia rec 1953
Duke Ellington Orchestra Satin Doll Complete Capitol Recordings of the Duke Ellington Orchestra Mosaic rec 1953
Frank Sinatra o/ Nelson Riddle I've Got the World On a String Complete Capitol Singles Collection Capitol rec 1953 this was Sinatra and RIddle's first song together
Percy Faith Orchestra Rain in Spain 16 Most Requested Songs Columbia rec 1956 great request!
Beny More Que Bueno Baila Usted The Most from Beny More Sony rec 1957
Count Basie Orchestra The Late Late Show (instrumental) The Atomic Mr. Basie Columbia rec 1957
Mel Torme and the Marty Paich Dek-tette Fascinating Rhythm Lulu's Back in Town Bethlehem Archive rec 1958
Perez Prado Cose Cose Cose Mondo Mambo! Rhino rec 1958
Quincy Jones Orchestra Moanin The Birth of a Band! Mercury rec 1959
Nelson Riddle Orchestra My Baby Just Cares for Me Sing a Song With Riddle / Hey Diddle Riddle DRG rec 1959 great request!
Henry Mancini Orchestra Everybody Blow! Martinis with Mancini BMG/RCA rec 1960 one last request to round out the show!