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24/01/2010

Russell Davies celebrates the art, craft and inspiration of the popular song.

Every Sunday Russell Davies presents the history of popular song, spotlighting its greatest exponents.

He focuses on top songwriters and composers like the Gershwins, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern and Johnny Mercer, as well as some lesser-known names such as Roy Turk and Fred Ahlert; Ted Koehler, Walter Donaldson, Jack Lawrence and Peter Tinturin.

Russell features the artists who gave their songs wings: Fred Astaire, Ella, Bing, Peggy Lee, Sinatra, Julie London, The Mills Brothers, Boswell Sisters and many more. He pays birthday and centennial tributes, marks important deaths, and finds topical items that illuminate the subject in a variety of entertaining ways, with the occasional star interview.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 24 Jan 2010 21:00

Music Played

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  • B.E.D.

    In A Little Gypsy Tea Room

    • “Watch Out!” Becky Kilgore, Eddie Erickson & Co..
    • Blue Swing.
    • BSR 005.
  • BBC Dance Orchestra/Henry Hall – Vocal: Les Allen

    Play To Me, Gipsy

    • “Henry Hall- The Music Goers Round & Around”.
    • Vocalion.
    • CDEA 6008.
  • Noël Coward

    Zigeuner

    • “More Compact Coward”.
    • EMI.
    • CDP 797 1572.
  • Connie Evingson

    Django's Premonition

    • “Gypsy In My Soul” – Connie Evingson.
    • Minnehaha Music.
    • MM 2006.
  • Ella Fitzgerald

    The Gypsy In My Soul

    • “Ella Fitzgerald – Get Happy!”.
    • Verve.
    • 858523.
  • The Fontane Sisters

    The Fortune Teller's Song

    • Perry Como & The Fontane Sisters – One More Time.
    • Jasmine.
    • JASCD 445.
  • The Highwaymen

    The Gypsy Rover

    • “The Highwaymen – The Folk Hits Collection”.
    • Varese Sarabande.
    • 066847.
  • The Ink Spots

    The Gypsy

    • “We Four – The Best Of The Ink Spots”.
    • Jasmine.
    • JASMCD 2546.
  • Jean Sablon W. Django Reinhardt & Garland Wilson

    Un Baiser

    • Jean Sablon Featuring Django Reinhardt.
    • Conifer Happy Days.
    • 75605 52267 2.
  • Susannah McCorkle

    Nuages

    • “Susannah Mccorkle – Ballad Essentials”.
    • Concord.
    • 2129.
  • Les Paul & Mary Ford

    Sing To Me, Gypsy

    • Les Paul – The Legend & The Legacy (4 Cd Set + Book).
    • Capitol.
    • CDP 7 97658 2.
  • Quintette Du Hot Club De France: Vcl Jerry Mengo

    Sweet Sue, Just You

    • Django Reinhardt Volume 1.
    • JSP.
    • JSP CD 341.
  • Jean Sablon

    Cette Chanson Est Pour Vous, Madame

    • “La Vie Parisienne – Great Stars Of The 30s & 40s”.
    • Past Perfect.
    • PPCD 78149.

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