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.
A Foggy Day
“Jo Stafford: Key Recordings”: 4 CD Set
- JSP 964.
The Bee Song
“Hello Children Everywhere”: 3 CD Set
- 7243 8 74829 2 0.
The Museum Song
“Barnum” Original Broadway Cast
- CK 36576.
Big Yellow Taxi
Joni Mitchell: Hits
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”
- HEPCD 1067.
Swingin' Down The Lane
“Frank Sinatra: Songs For Swingin‘ Lovers”
- CDP 7 46570-2.
Isham Jones Rainbo Orchestra
Swingin' Down the Lane
“Isham Jones Volume 1”
- MB 133.
Now They Call It Swing
“Lady Day:Complete Billie Holiday Columbia 1933-44”
- Columbia Legacy.
- CXK 85470.
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]”
- MD7 243.
“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
- JCD 210.
On The First Warm Day In May
Joyce Breach Remembering Mabel Mercer Vol 1
- ACD 322.
“Lorraine Feather: Tales Of The Unusual”
- Jazzed Media.
- JM 1056.
Would You Believe It
Joyce Breach Remembering Mabel Mercer Vol 2
- ACD 326.
- Sun 5 Feb 2012 21:00