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"Divaville Lounge" with DJ Jilly Rizzo (archive)

divaville lounge v. the make-believe ballroom
Sunday, November 16, 2008 | 14:00 to 16:00 | jazz, pop, lounge, exotica, swing, etc

Artist Song Album Label Comments
Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers doctor jazz An Introduction to Jelly Roll Morton Best of Jazz hello, central!
Tony Bennett & Count Basie are you having any fun? Strike Up the Band Roulette
Dany Brillant la belle vie A Night in... Sony
Mel Tormé the hut sut song Mel Tormé's Finest Hour Verve
Frank Sinatra on the sunny side of the street Come Swing With Me Capitol
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra such sweet thunder Such Sweet Thunder Columbia inst.
Drosey Brothers Orchestra the spell of the blues the Jazz Arrangers, vol. 1 Columbia w/ Bing Crosby
Artie Shaw octoroon Begin the Beguine Membran Music
Charlie Barnet love is a merry-go-round the Complete Charlie Barnet, vol. 1: 1935-1937 Bluebird vocals by Kathleen Lane
Benny Goodman Orchestra swingtime in the rockies At Carnegie Hall, 1938: the Complete Concert Columbia
Glenn Miller Orchestra make believe ballroom time the Complete Glenn Miller, vol. V: 1940 Bluebird vocals by the Modernaires
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra sonnet to hank cinq Such Sweet Thunder Columbia inst.
Duke Ellington and the Small Groups without a song the Indispensable Duke Ellington vols. 9 & 10 Bluebird
Gene Krupa Jazz Trio three men on third Jazz, 1940s: the Small Groups, New Directions Columbia
Glenn Miller Orchestra it's a blue world the Chesterfield Broadcasts BMG vocals by Ray Eberle
Benny Goodman Sextet the devil and the deep blue sea s/t Columbia 1952
Billie Holiday riffin' the scotch Lady Day Sony
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra the telecasters Such Sweet Thunder Columbia inst.
Ella Fitzgerald caravan the Duke Ellington Songbook Verve
Carol Sloane i let a song go out of my heart/do nothing till you hear from me Sophisticated Lady Audiofile
Ella Fitzgerald azure the Duke Ellington Songbook Verve
Sarah Vaughan mood indigo Duke Ellington Songbook part two Pablo
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra take the "a" train the Essential Collection 1927-1962 Columbia
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra the star-crossed lovers Such Sweet Thunder Columbia inst.
Maxine Sullivan loch lomond Say It With A Kiss Jasmine
Nellie Lutcher he's a real gone guy the Best of Nellie Lutcher Blue Note
Morgana King mountain greenery Another Time, Another Space Muse
Nat King Cole call the police Hit That Jive, Jack GRP Records
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra circle of fourths Such Sweet Thunder Columbia inst.
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. we open in venice Boys Night Out Capitol
juliette Greco volare le Temps d'Une Chanson Polydor
Sammy Davis, Jr sophisticated lady Salutes the Stars of the London Palladium Collector's Choice
Rosemary Clooney just a-sittin' and a-rockin' Blue Rose Sony w/ Duke Ellington Orchestra
Jimmie Lunceford rhythm is our business Masters of Jazz 1927-1934 Masters of Jazz
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra cafe au lait Such Sweet Thunder Columbia inst.
Charlie Barnet flying home Wicked Swing BMG goodbye!