Saturday, 15 March 2014

Todd's back on air at Europe Jazz Radio

Todd's Turntable is the new show by Todd Gordon, airing on Europe Jazz Radio (aka UK Jazz Radio).



For more information click here.

Friday, 6 September 2013

Playlist: 7 Sep 2013



Intro: If You Could Read My Mind - Todd Gordon & Jacqui Dankworth: Ballads from the Midnight Hotel

1. The Alley Cat Song - Peggy Lee: I'm a Woman
2. Straight to Baby - Janet Seidel: Charade
3. Dance Ballerina Dance - Nat King Cole: Big Band Cole
4. Seems Like Old Times - The Four Freshmen: Freshmen Favorites
5. Baby, Won't You Please Come Home - Dinah Washington: Drinking Again
6. Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night of the Week) - Helen O'Connell: Here's Helen
7. Bein' Green - Helen Merrill: Just Friends
8. Only You (and You Alone) - Ringo Starr: Goodnight Vienna
9. Passing By - Irene Kral: Better Than Anything
10. Star Eyes - Irene Kral: Second Chance
11. I Fall In Love Too Easily - Irene Kral: Just for Now
12. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart - Irene Kral: The Band and I
13. Only Why No More - Ian Shaw: A Ghost In Every Bar
14. It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) - Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (with Ray Nance): Côte d'Azur Concerts (Disc 7)
15. Thou Swell - Carmen McRae: Live at Bubba's

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Made in Korea

Friday, 30 August 2013

Playlist: 31 Aug 2013


Intro: If You Could Read My Mind - Todd Gordon & Jacqui Dankworth: Ballads from the Midnight Hotel
1. Don't Rain on My Parade - Bobby Darin: In a Broadway Bag
2. The Midnight Sun - Mel Tormé & George Shearing: A Vintage Year
3. You're Making Me Crazy - June Christy: Something Cool
4. My Old Addiction (aka Chet Baker's Unsung Swan Song) - k d lang: Drag
5. Too Little, Too Late - Nat King Cole: Let's Face the Music!
6. How Blue Can You Get? - Esther Phillips: From a Whisper to a Scream
7. Yes We Can Can - Harry Connick Jr: Oh, My Nola
8. S'posin' - Perry Como: We Get Letters
9. Lover Come Back to Me - Roberta Gambarini: Easy to Love
10. Everybody Needs Love - Jackie Paris: The Song Is Paris
11. At Sundown - Janet Seidel: The Art of Lounge 1
12. Lonesome Lover Blues - Billy Eckstine & Count Basie: Basie/Eckstine Incorporated

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Made in Korea

Friday, 23 August 2013

Playlist: 24 Aug 2013


Intro: If You Could Read My Mind - Todd Gordon & Jacqui Dankworth: Ballads from the Midnight Hotel

1. Mood Indigo - Nina Simone: My Baby Just Cares for Me
2. Ellington Medley: Cotton Tail/I Didn't Know About You/Don't Get Around Much Any More/I'm Beginning to See the Light - Mel Tormé & George Shearing: Mel & George "Do" World War II
3. All or Nothing At All - Ann Richards & Stan Kenton: Two Much!
4. Something - Peggy Lee: Is That All There Is?
5. My Sweet Lord - Peggy Lee: Where Did They Go?
6. All the Things You Are - Ella Fitzgerald: The Jerome Kern Song Book
7. Why Was I Born? - Ella Fitzgerald: The Jerome Kern Song Book
8. A Fine Romance - Ella Fitzgerald: The Jerome Kern Song Book
9. Am I Blue? - Eddie Condon & Jimmy Rushing: Eddie Condon in Japan
10. Cold, Cold Heart - Aretha Franklin: Unforgettable (A Tribute to Dinah Washington)
11. Evergreen - Royal Air Force Squadronaires & Todd Gordon: Helping the Heroes
12. You Never Give Me Your Money - Sarah Vaughan: Songs of The Beatles
13. In My Life - Sir Sean Connery & Sir George Martin: In My Life
14. Runnin' Wild - Marilyn Monroe: Some Like It Hot! (Soundtrack)

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Made in Korea

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Album Cover: Two from Dinah

The relatively underrated Dinah Shore had some classic Capitol-branded album covers. These two examples are from the tracks included in this week's show.




Saturday, 17 August 2013

Playlist: 17 Aug 2013


SOMETIMES I'M HAPPY, SOMETIMES I'M BLUE

Intro: If You Could Read My Mind - Todd Gordon & Jacqui Dankworth: Ballads from the Midnight Hotel

1. Two Shots of Happy, One Shot of Sad - Nancy Sinatra: Nancy Sinatra
2. Things - Nancy Sinatra & Dean Martin: Movin' with Nancy!
3. Baby, Won't You Please Come Home - Della Reese: Della
4. Come-on-a My House - Della Reese: Della, Cha, Cha, Cha
5. Gone with the Wind - Frank Sinatra: Only the Lonely
6. Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra: Strangers in the Night
7. Say It Isn't So - Peggy Lee: If You Go
8. I've Got Those Feelin' Too Good Today Blues - Peggy Lee: Sings Leiber & Stoller (aka Mirrors)
9. Day by Day - Carmen McRae: The Great American Songbook (Disc 1)
10. All By Myself - Carmen McRae: Can't Hide Love
11. Yes Indeed! - Dinah Shore: Dinah, Yes Indeed!
12. I'll Be Seeing You - Dinah Shore & André Previn: Dinah Sings, Previn Plays
13. Help Me Make It Through the Night - Johnny Hartman: Today
14. Isn't It Romantic? - Johnny Hartman: Unforgettable
15. Russian Lullaby - Ella Fitzgerald: The Irving Berlin Song Book, Vol 1
16. Old MacDonald - Ella Fitzgerald: Whisper Not

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Made in Korea

Friday, 9 August 2013

Playlist: 10 Aug 2013


ALL THE WAY FROM AMERICA

Intro: If You Could Read My Mind - Todd Gordon & Jacqui Dankworth: Ballads from the Midnight Hotel

1. Chicago - Anita O'Day: There's Only One...
2. Basin Street Blues - Dr John: Goin' Back to New Orleans
3. Los Angeles Blues - Peggy Lee: Blues Cross Country with The Quincy Jones Orchestra
4. You're In Kentucky (As Sure As You're Born) - Rosemary Clooney: Dedicated to Nelson
5. Mississippi Mud - Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer: Two of a Kind
6. St Louis Blues - Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie: A Perfect Match
7. Spanish Harlem - Aretha Franklin: single
8. Way Down Yonder in New Orleans - Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong: Bing & Satchmo
9. New York State of Mind - Carmen McRae: Live at Umbria Jazz
10. Moonlight in Vermont - Margaret Whiting: Love Songs by Margaret Whiting
11. (I've Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo - Royal Air Force Squadronaires & Todd Gordon (with The Swingcats): Helping the Heroes
12. Manhattan - Royal Air Force Squadronaires & Todd Gordon (with Jacqui Dankworth): Helping the Heroes
13. Autumn in New York - Royal Air Force Squadronaires & Todd Gordon (with Carol Kidd): Helping the Heroes
14. I Left My Heart in San Francisco - Royal Air Force Squadronaires & Todd Gordon: Helping the Heroes

Outro: Holding On - Todd Gordon: Made in Korea