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"Divaville Lounge" with Sarah O (archive)

step into the lounge!
Sunday, March 27, 2022 | 14:00 to 16:00 | jazz/pop vocalists

Artist Song Album Label Comments
Benny Goodman Orchestra v/ Johnny "Scat" Davis Hooray for Hollywood Johnny Mercer (1909-1976) All songs today (except this one) were Oscar nominees & winners!
Frank Sinatra I've Got you Under My Skin The Capitol Years Capitol all songs in this set were nominated for Best Song in 1936. This was nominated for Born to Dance; Cole Porter (music & lyrics)
Count Basie Orchestra v/ Jimmy Rushing Pennies from Heaven Complete Decca Recordings Decca Jazz Nominated for Pennies from Heaven; Arthur Johnston (music); Johnny Burke (lyrics)
Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra Did I Remember? Lady Day Sony nominated for Suzy; Walter Donaldson (music); Harold Adamson (lyrics)
Sons of the Pioneers feat. Roy Rogers A Melody from the Sky Tumbling Tumbleweeds nominated for The Trail of the Lonesome Pine; Louis Alter (music); Sidney D. Mitchell (lyrics)
Tony Martin When Did You Leave Heaven American Songbook Series: Richard Whiting Smithsonian Nominated for Sing,Baby, Sing; Richard A. Whiting (music); Walter Bullock (lyrics; Tony Martin sang this in the movie
Fred Astaire The Way You Look Tonight Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers at RKO Rhino Best Song winner! for Swing Time;Jerome Kern (music); Dorothy Fields (lyrics); this is the performance from the movie
Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra Jeepers Creepers "Satchmo" Ambassador of Jazz Verve all songs in this set were nominated in 1938; this was nominated for Going Places; Harry Warren (music); Johnny Mercer (lyrics); Armstrong performed the song in the movie
Tommy Dorsey and his Clambake Seven v/ Edythe Wright My Own Tommy Dorsey and his Clambake Seven 1936-1938 Retreival Records nominated for That Certain Age; Jimmy McHugh (music); Harold Adamson (lyrics)
Fred Astaire Change Partners Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers at RKO Rhino nominated for Carefree;Irving Berlin (music & lyrics); this is the performance from the movie
Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra v/ Nan Wynn Now It Can Be Told Classic Brunswick and Columbia Teddy Wilson Sessions Mosaic nominated for Alexander's Ragtime Band; Irving Berlin (music & lyrics)
Bob Hope & Shirley Ross Thanks For The Memory Make Mine a Double Allegro Best Song Winner! from The Big Broadcast of 1938; Ralph Rainger (music); Leo Robin (lyrics); Hope and Ross sang the song in the movie
The Andrews Sisters Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy 50th Anniversary Collection Capitol All songs in this set were nominated in 1941. This was from Buck Privates; Hughie Prince (music); Don Raye (lyrics); the Andrews Sisters sang the song in the movie
Glen Miller & His Orchestra, v Tex Beneke, Paula Kelly & The Modernaires Chattanooga Choo-Choo RCA Original Masters RCA nominated for Sun Valley Serenade; Harry Warren (music); Mack Gordon (lyrics); Miler performed the song in the movie but I used this studio recording because the one in the movie is much longer
Gene Autry Be Honest With Me The Essential Gene Autry nominated for Ridin' on a Rainbow; Gene Autry & Fred Rose (music & lyrics); Autry sang this song in the movie
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra v/ Frank Sinatra Dolores The Song is You! RCA nominated for Las Vegas Nights; Louis Alter (music); Frank Loesser (lyrics)
Fred Astaire & the Delta Rhythm Boys Since I Kissed My Baby Goodbye The Essential Fred Astaire nominated for You'll Never Get Rich; Cole Porter (music & lyrics); Astaire starred in the movie but did *not* sing this song in it. It was sung by the Four Tones with a dance solo by Astaire
Betty Noyes Baby Mine Julie Andrews Selects her Favorite Disney Songs nominated for Dumbo; Frank Churchill (music); Ned Washington (lyrics); this is the performance from the movie
Noel Coward o/ Carroll Gibbons The Last Time I Saw Paris Revue and War Years Proper UK Best Song winner! from Lady Be Good; Jerome Kern (music); Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics)
William Gillespie Blues in the Night Blues in the Night OST nominated for Blues in the Night; Harold Arlen (music); Johnny Mercer (lyrics); this is the performance from the movie. After the Academy awards that year Kern, who won for The Last Time I saw Paris, felt so strongly that this song should have won instead, that he petitioned the Academy to change the rules so that only songs which were written for the movie could win
Sammy Davis Jr. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To Sammy Swings Reprise all songs in this set were nominated for Best Original Song in 1943. This was from Something to Shout About; Cole Porter (music & lyrics)
Mel Torme My Shining Hour Mel Torme in Hollywood GRP nominated for The Sky's The Limit; Harold Arlen (music); Johnny Mercer (lyrics)
Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra They're Either Too Young or Too Old Wartime Memories Reader's Digest nominated for Thank Your Lucky Stars; Arthur Schwartz (music); Frank Loesser (lyrics)
Deanna Durbin Say Prayer for the Boys Over There Wartime Memories Reader's Digest nominated for Hers to Hold; Jimmy McHugh (music); Herb Magidson (lyrics); Durbin sang the song in the movie
Judy Garland That Old Black Magic The Complete Decca Masters MCA nominated for Star Spangled Rhythm; Harold Arlen (music); Johnny Mercer (lyrics); Mercer wrote these lyrics about Gardland with whom he had long-term affair
Ethel Waters Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe Cabin in the Sky OST nominated for Cabin in the Sky; Harold Arlen (music); Yip Harburg (lyrics); this is the performance from the movie
Dick Haymes With the SongSpinners You'll Never Know The Entertainers of WWII Best Original Song winner! From Hello, Frisco, Hello; Harry Warren (music); Mack Gordon (lyrics)
Bing Crosby & the Andrews Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive Bing! His Legendary Years BMG all songs in this set were nominated for Best Original Song in 1945. This was from Here Come the Waves; Harold Arlen (music); Johnny Mercer (lyrics); Crosby sings the song in the movie
Harry James Orchestra v/ Kitty Kallen I'll Buy That Dream Bandstand Memories 1938 to 1948 nominated for Sing Your Way Home; Allie Wrubel (music); Herb Magidson (lyrics)
Doris Day o/ Les Brown Aren't You Glad You're You Complete Recordings with Les Brown Jazz Factory nominated for TheBells of St. Mary's; Jimmy Van Heusen (music); Johnny Burke (lyrics)
Louis Prima Some Sunday Morning The Very Best of Louis Prima nominated for San Antonio; Ray Heindorf & M. K. Jerome (music); Ted Koehler (lyrics)
Nat King Cole Love Letters Songs from Stage & Screen Capitol nominated for Love Letters; Victor Young (music); Edward Heyman (lyrics)
Chet Baker I Fall In Love Too Easily The Best of Chet Baker Sings Blue Note nominated for Anchors Aweigh; Jule Styne (music); Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
Sarah Vaughan It Might as Well Be Spring Sarah Vaughan in Hi-Fi Columba Legacy Best Original Song winner! From State Fair; Richard Rodgers (music); Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics)
Frances Williams Hollywood Party That's Entertainment: The Ultimate Anthology of MGM Musicals Rhino not nominated for an Oscar, but in my opinion it should've been! From the movie Hollywood Party