New Shows/Listen Again
Count Basie in 1974
Unforgettable... on BBC Radio Lancashire
Gerald Jackson playing great songs by great artists, old and new...
Playlist for Monday 22nd June 2009
Blue Skies - John Kirby & his Orchestra
The great thing about a good tune - is that it stays just that. Be it Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole or Ella - they had some great songs from fantastic composers. Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein, or Irving Berlin - the great writers - may have been working on their best work 50 or 60 years ago - but today's stars (Jamie Cullum, Robbie Williams) still sing and record their work. In short - the best is truly "Unforgettable" - a massive hit of course for Nat King Cole in 1951 - and now the name of BBC Radio Lancashire's Monday night programme (7.00pm to 10.00pm).
Gerald Jackson admits that some of the songs he'll be playing are far older than he is! (really?! - Ed) but also expects that you'll be telling him which Unforgettable songs you'll be wanting to hear again. Gerald says "My dad played in a Big Band during the war, and I heard lots of his favourites as a young lad. We had a fantastic radiogram which made the 78's sound great! My first pop single was a 78 "Last Train To San Fernando" by Johnny Duncan & The Blue Grass Boys. It made no.2 exactly 50 years ago - I might give it a spin!"
"Unforgettable" also expects to reflect many of the local events that commemorate Lancashire of the past, and keep you up to date with all that's happening in the county today.
Why not drop a line to Gerald and share your memories and music?
...and if you can't listen live on Monday evenings "listen again" any time you fancy!
Keep in touch with the Unforgettable Newsletter!
If you'd like to receive a newsletter with details of some of our rare record requests and most popular songs, as well as information on the artists and more - use the form below to send us your details!
last updated: 23/06/2009 at 08:40
Have Your Say
Which songs would you like to hear and why?
John Malcolm Smerdon
Judy Rigg Preston
denis from Farnworth
Don from Orrell
Don from Orrell
Terry Howse, Lancaster
martin from colne
Jean from Bolton
Ians sisterPam & bro in law Bill
[an error occurred while processing this directive]