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30/04/2013

Duration:
57 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 30 April 2013

Sir Michael Parkinson asks the question 'when and how do we decide on the music we love?' this week, as he continues to select his favourite classics from The Great American Songbook. For the jazz loving Knight, it was around nine years old as he turned the radio dial, trying to tune in to the American Forces Network broadcasts coming out of Germany. When he did, what he found there started a life-long love affair with music of Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra - and it's these four artists that dominate tonight's edition'.

Music Played

28 items
  • Image for Woody Herman

    Woody Herman My Favourite Things

    This Is Jazz, COLUMBIA/LEGACY, CK-65040

  • Image for Louis Armstrong

    Louis Armstrong Ain't Misbehavin'

    The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong, UCJ, 60249-836861

  • Image for Billie Holiday

    Billie Holiday But Not For Me

    Verve Silver Collection, VERVE, 823-449-2

  • Image for Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra That Old Black Magic

    Frank Sinatra Sings Johnny Mercer, CAPITOL, CAPITOL-780326 2

  • Image for Ella Fitzgerald

    Ella Fitzgerald How Long Has This Been Going On?

    Humph's Choice, UNIVERSAL, 560 389-2

  • Image for Ella Fitzgerald

    Ella Fitzgerald Stompin' At The Savoy

    Artist: Louis Armstrong

    Best Of Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong, VERVE, 537-9092

  • Image for Billie Holiday

    Billie Holiday I Wished On The Moon

    The Silver Collection, VERVE, 823-449 2

  • Image for Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra I Thought About You

    Songs For Swinging Lovers, CAPITOL, CDP-746570 2

  • Image for Ella Fitzgerald

    Ella Fitzgerald R Remind Me

    Sings The Jerome Kern Song Book, VERVE, 007502-1034754

  • Image for Louis Armstrong

    Louis Armstrong Moon Song

    Artist: Oscar Peterson

    Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson, Verve, 539-060-2

  • Image for Billie Holiday

    Billie Holiday You've Changed

    Lady In Satin, CBS, 450883-2

  • Image for Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra Day In Day Out

    Sinatra Sings The Select Johnny Mercer, CAPITOL, 07777-803262

  • Image for Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra You Go To My Head

    Nice 'n' Easy, Capitol Records, Cdp-7 96827 2

  • Image for Louis Armstrong

    Louis Armstrong We Have All The Time In The World

    Louis Armstrong: At His Very Best., UCJ, 981-2425

  • Image for Woody Herman

    Woody Herman My Favourite Things

    This Is Jazz, COLUMBIA/LEGACY, CK-65040

  • Image for Louis Armstrong

    Louis Armstrong Ain't Misbehavin'

    The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong, UCJ, 60249-836861

  • Image for Billie Holiday

    Billie Holiday But Not For Me

    Verve Silver Collection, VERVE, 823-449-2

  • Image for Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra That Old Black Magic

    Frank Sinatra Sings Johnny Mercer, CAPITOL, CAPITOL-780326 2

  • Image for Ella Fitzgerald

    Ella Fitzgerald How Long Has This Been Going On?

    Humph's Choice, UNIVERSAL, 560 389-2

  • Image for Ella Fitzgerald

    Ella Fitzgerald Stompin' At The Savoy

    Artist: Louis Armstrong

    Best Of Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong, VERVE, 537-9092

  • Image for Billie Holiday

    Billie Holiday I Wished On The Moon

    The Silver Collection, VERVE, 823-449 2

  • Image for Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra I Thought About You

    Songs For Swinging Lovers, CAPITOL, CDP-746570 2

  • Image for Ella Fitzgerald

    Ella Fitzgerald R Remind Me

    Sings The Jerome Kern Song Book, VERVE, 007502-1034754

  • Image for Louis Armstrong

    Louis Armstrong Moon Song

    Artist: Oscar Peterson

    Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson, Verve, 539-060-2

  • Image for Billie Holiday

    Billie Holiday You've Changed

    Lady In Satin, CBS, 450883-2

  • Image for Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra Day In Day Out

    Sinatra Sings The Select Johnny Mercer, CAPITOL, 07777-803262

  • Image for Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra You Go To My Head

    Nice 'n' Easy, Capitol Records, Cdp-7 96827 2

  • Image for Louis Armstrong

    Louis Armstrong We Have All The Time In The World

    Louis Armstrong: At His Very Best., UCJ, 981-2425

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