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11/08/2013

Duration:
57 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 11 August 2013

Maddie Peyroux's new Album and thoughts of hols from Sinatra, Murphy & Dodson ('Let's Get Away From It All', 'T'aint No Sin', 'Sand In My Shoes').

Music Played

13 items
  • Image for Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra Let's Get Away From It All

    “Come Fly With Me: Frank Sinatra With Billy May”

    Capitol, CDP 7 48469 2

  • Image for Marge Dodson

    Marge Dodson Sand In My Shoes

    “Marge Dodson: In The Still Of The Night Etc.,”

    Fresh Sound, FSR CD 785 [New Release]

  • Image for Mark Murphy

    Mark Murphy T'ain't No Sin

    “Mark Murphy – The Complete Decca Recordings”

    Fresh Sound, FSR CD 782 [New Release]

  • Image for Madeleine Peyroux

    Madeleine Peyroux Take These Chains From My Heart

    “Madeleine Peyroux – The Blue Room”

    Universal, 0602537242689 [New Release]

  • Image for Freddie Rose

    Freddie Rose Song Of The Wanderer

    “The Big Broadcast – Volume 8”

    Rivermont, BSW 1160

  • Image for Peggy Lee

    Peggy Lee 'Deed I Do

    “Rendezvous With Peggy Lee”

    Vocalion, CDUS 3008

  • Image for The Four Freshmen

    The Four Freshmen Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring

    “Graduation Day: 50 Songs That Shaped The Beach Boys”

    Fantastic Voyage, FVDD 168 [New Release]

  • Image for The Kingston Trio

    The Kingston Trio Sloop John B.

    “Grduation Day: 50 Songs That Shaped The Beach Boys””

    Fantastic Voyage, FVDD 168 [New Release]

  • Image for The Four Preps

    The Four Preps Down By The Station

    “The Four Preps - Collectors’ Series”

    Capitol, CDP 7 91626 2

  • Image for Gail Reese With Bunny Berigan & His Orchestra

    Gail Reese With Bunny Berigan & His Orchestra Heigh-Ho [The Dwarf's Marching Song]

    “Bunny Berigan – Sophisticated Swing”

    History, 20.1918-HI

  • Image for Jack Teagarden and His Orchestra

    Jack Teagarden and His Orchestra Muddy River Blues

    “Jack Teagarden – Big T – His 46 Finest: 1928-1954”

    Retrospective, RTS 4182

  • Image for Jo Stafford

    Jo Stafford There's No You

    “The Jo Stafford Story”

    Jasmine, JASMCD 2544

  • Image for Matt Dennis

    Matt Dennis Everything Happens To Me

    “Matt Dennis Plays & Sings Matt Dennis”

    Fresh Sound, FSR CD 385

  • This Week

    Across the pond, station WFUV in New York continues to play the music of the ‘20s and ‘30s as it has since at least as far back as 1973 when young Rich Conaty took over a slot. You can enjoy the kind of things this now venerable broadcaster plays in the CDs he puts out on the Rivermont label. They’re named, like the show, “The Big Broadcast” and Volume 8 is just out, full of great music and extraordinary curios. This one contains a couple of British Dance Band tracks as well as the weirdest ‘Dinah’ you ever heard – by Popeye himself, Billy Costello!

  • Featured In This Week's Show: Frank Sinatra

    Featured In This Week's Show: Frank Sinatra

  • Recommendations

    The collection from Fantastic Voyage “Graduation Day - 50 Songs That Shaped The Beach Boys” is a double CD set full of good – and sometimes surprising – things: 50 tracks in all, from the most obvious ‘influences’ – The Four Freshmen whose ‘Graduation Day’ opens the collection and whose version of “Little Girl Blue” is the penultimate track on CD 2 – and lots of other harmony groups: The Everlys, of course, The Highwaymen, The Five Satins etc., Rock artists like Chuck Berry as well as artists from an earlier age – Patty Page, The Glenn Miller Orchestra and Ella Fitzgerald – quite a mixture but all logically justified in his very full notes by compiler Spencer Leigh. An entertainment and an education, the number is FVDD 168.

    These Fresh Sound re-issues from Barcelona continue to delight, one welcome arrival being The Complete Decca Recordings of Mark Murphy, which give us 2 complete albums from 1956/7 – “Meet Mark Murphy” and “Let Yourself Go” plus two bonus tracks, all produced by Milt Gabler. Standards with a strong jazz flavour and excellent backing by Ralph Burns’ orchestra, there really isn’t a dud or a ‘coaster’ among the 26 tracks: Murphy reminds one at times of Mel Tormé with his vocal athleticism, especially on items like “Fascinating Rhythm” and “Pick Yourself Up” but he shows a gentler, more romantic side on “A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square” and “Taking A Chance On Love” – complete with verses. FSR-CD 782 is the number, available from www.discovery-records.com

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