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57 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 10 March 2013

Russell Davies starts the show with 3 swift shorts, remembers Bix Beiderbecke, born March 10th 1903, and he pays tribute to Mike Stoller on his 80th birthday.

Music Played

15 items
  • Image for Bobby Short

    Bobby Short Easy To Love

    “Bobby Short: Late Night At The Café Carlyle”

    Telarc Jazz, CD-83311

  • Image for Annie Ross

    Annie Ross Give Me The Simple Life

    “Anie Ross Sings A Song With Mulligan”

    Pacific Jazz/Emi Manhattan, CDP 7 46852 2

  • Image for Randy Newman

    Randy Newman Short People

    “Randy Newman – Little Criminals”

    Warner, 256 404

  • Image for Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra

    Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra From Monday On [Take 4]

    “Bix Restored Volume 2 – Cd 6”

    Sunbeam, BX CD 4-6

  • Image for Doris Day

    Doris Day Wrap Your Trouboes In Dreams

    “Doris Day – Qué Sera – Volume 2”

    Bear Family, BCD 15797 EK

  • Image for Gus Arnheim And His Orchestra

    Gus Arnheim And His Orchestra Go Home And Tell Your Mother

    “Gus Arnheim & His Orchestra In Hollywood 1928-33”

    Renovation, 7006

  • Image for Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians

    Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians Go Home And Tell Your Mother [Excerpt]

    Not Yet Reissued On CD, We Believe

    Columbia [78 RPM], 2276D

  • Image for Ambrose and His Orchestra

    Ambrose and His Orchestra Go Home And Tell Your Mother [Excerpt]

    Not Yet, We Believe, Reissued On Cd

    Hmv [78 RPM], B 5942

  • Image for Heather Masse & Dick Hyman

    Heather Masse & Dick Hyman Lullaby Of Birdland

    “Heather Masse & Dick Hyman: “Lock My Heart””

    Red House Records, RHR CD 258

  • Image for Peggy Lee

    Peggy Lee Say It

    “Peggy Lee Sings Leiber & Stoller”

    Hipo Select A&M Records, B0004169-02

  • Image for Steve Tyrell

    Steve Tyrell Charlotte

  • Image for Wilbert Harrison

    Wilbert Harrison Kansas City

    “Wilbert Harrison: His Legendary Golden Classics”

    Collectables, COL 5294

  • Image for Joan Morris & William Bolcom

    Joan Morris & William Bolcom Let's Bring Back World War One

    “Morris & Bolcom – Other Songs By Leiber & Stoller”

    Nonesuch, H 71346

  • Image for Cab Calloway

    Cab Calloway There's A Boat That's Leaving Soon For New York

    Porgy & Bess Original Soundtrack Recording

    Hallmark, 709152

  • Image for Anita O'Day

    Anita O'Day Johnny One-Note

    Anita O’day And Billy May Swing Rodgers And Hart

    Verve, 0602498621035

  • This Week

    It’s always good to hear from you, our listeners. It’s doubly rewarding to get nice notes from those artists - writers, performers – whose art we celebrate on The Song Show. This week we received the following from a great songwriter whose work we spot lit recently:

    Dear Maestro of Surprise - really! Recently, trolling around online I discovered not only you but the fact that you observed - or, in my opinion, very generously celebrated this Olde English Songwriter's 83rd birthday on your programme... From the BBC Radio 2 webpage I gather you are a Russell of many hats - jazz musician (what instrument?) comedy actor/writer; film writer (Artie Shaw), etc. - so fill me in on what else you're up to.
    I've slowed down a bit but am still doing a little writing now and then. Currently am quite involved in helping jazz/standard singer Karen Marguth get airplay on her new collection of my efforts - "A Way With Words". If you'd like a copy I'll be happy to send one to the address you give me.
    Again my "astonished thanks" - heaven knows how you managed to come up with all those titles! I feel honoured.
    Best, Carroll Coates
    PS. "You'll See" is in Jackie Ryan's "Doozy" and "No One Ever Tells You" in her latest release "Listen Here"

    We’ll have to look out for Karen Marguth and find room for her in the show. We were also delighted to hear from singer Barbara Rosene who tells us she has a new CD, which she is sending us. Watch this space!

  • Featured In This Week's Show: Peggy Lee

    Featured In This Week's Show: Peggy Lee

  • Recommendations

    Our version of Annie Ross’s “Give Me The Simple Life” comes from an EMI Manhattan CD in their Pacific Jazz series which gathers in every track (including an alternate of ‘I’ve Grown Accustomed To Your Face’ and 4 others not previously issued) that Annie laid down with Gerry Mulligan’s group in December 1957. 16 titles all told find Annie at her best, just right alongside Gerry’s cutting baritone sax and the lyrical trumpets of either Art Farmer or Chet Baker. The album is “Annie Ross Sings A Song With Mulligan” and its number: CDP 7 46852 2.
    The new CD from Dick Hyman with singer Heather Masse may take a week or so to reach our shops but it’ll be worth the wait. Twelve good songs are treated to some exploratory vocalising by a promising ingenue and exemplary accompaniment from the doyen of jazz pianists. The title of the album is “Lock My Heart” and it’s on Red House Records RHR CD 258.
    “Gus Arnheim & His Orchestra In Hollywood: 1928-1933” is a must for all nostalgics: Two discs, fifty tracks well-chosen by producer Dan Levinson and re-mastered to a brilliant standard by Roger Robles, show off Arnheim’s attention to detail: lovely, busy but highly musical arrangements, performed by terrific musicians, many of whose names are sadly lost, and a bunch of singers all destined to become better-known very soon: Russ Columbo, Bing Crosby, Donald Novis, Loyce Whiteman, Buddy Clark, Shirley Ross, even Joan Crawford and Eddie Cantor are here. Renovation is the label, 7006 the number.


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