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Russell opens this week's show musing about museums before celebrating swing, the birthday of pianist Keith Ingham and playing something new from Lorraine Feather.

Russell opens this week's show musing about museums, after a family visit to The British Museum. This prompts a fine version of Gershwin's A Foggy Day by Jo Stafford, and connected appearances of Arthur Askey, (The Bee Song), Jim Dale (The Museum Song from Barnum) and Joni Mitchell (Big Yellow Taxi) - all of whom have something to say/sing on the subject.

The 80th anniversary of Duke Ellington's seminal It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) gives rise to ruminations on the subject of swing, with Frank Sinatra, Isham Jones, Billie Holiday, Paul Robeson and Louis Armstrong all called in evidence.

A birthday salute to pianist Keith Ingham is the third subject today and Russell parades some of Keith's notable appearances as accompanist to Susannah McCorkle and Joyce Breach, as well as membership of Marty Grosz's select band of pilgrims - Destiny's Tots.

Finally, we return to a star of last week, Lorraine Feather, for a sampling from her new album Tales Of The Unusual.

57 minutes

Last on

Sun 5 Feb 2012 21:00

Music Played

  • Jo Stafford

    A Foggy Day

    “Jo Stafford: Key Recordings”: 4 CD Set

    • JSP.
    • JSP 964.
  • Arthur Askey

    The Bee Song

    “Hello Children Everywhere”: 3 CD Set

    • EMI.
    • 7243 8 74829 2 0.
  • Jim Dale

    The Museum Song

    “Barnum” Original Broadway Cast

    • Columbia.
    • CK 36576.
  • Joni Mitchell

    Big Yellow Taxi

    Joni Mitchell: Hits

    • Reprise.
    • 9362463262.
  • Duke Ellington Orchestra W. Ivie Anderson

    It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing

    “Ivie And Duke – Raisin’ The Rent”

    • HEP.
    • HEPCD 1067.
  • Frank Sinatra

    Swingin' Down The Lane

    “Frank Sinatra: Songs For Swingin‘ Lovers”

    • Capitol.
    • CDP 7 46570-2.
  • Isham Jones Rainbo Orchestra

    Swingin' Down the Lane

    “Isham Jones Volume 1”

    • TOM.
    • MB 133.
  • Billie Holiday

    Now They Call It Swing

    “Lady Day:Complete Billie Holiday Columbia 1933-44”

    • Columbia Legacy.
    • CXK 85470.
  • Paul Robeson

    Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

    “The Essential Paul Robeson 1925-1941”

    • Asv Living Era.
    • CD AJS 244.
  • Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra

    Swing That Music

    “Complete Louis Armstrong Decca [1935-1946]”

    • Mosaic.
    • MD7 243.
  • Susannah McCorkle

    Thrill Me

    “Susannah Mccorkle: Over The Rainbow“

    • The Jazz Alliance.
    • TJA 10033.
  • Marty Grosz & Destiny's Tots

    With Plenty Of Money And You

    Marty Grosz Sings Of Love & Other Matters

    • Jazzology.
    • JCD 210.
  • Joyce Breach

    On The First Warm Day In May

    Joyce Breach Remembering Mabel Mercer Vol 1

    • Audiophile.
    • ACD 322.
  • Lorraine Feather


    “Lorraine Feather: Tales Of The Unusual”

    • Jazzed Media.
    • JM 1056.
  • Joyce Breach

    Would You Believe It

    Joyce Breach Remembering Mabel Mercer Vol 2

    • Audiophile.
    • ACD 326.


  • Sun 5 Feb 2012 21:00