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Desmond shares good tunes, some unexpected ones and a few you may never have heard before. This week his theme is 'Presenter's Choice'. Desmond celebrates his 88th birthday today.

Desmond shares good tunes, some unexpected ones and a few you may never have heard before from the worlds of classical music, pop standards, jazz , shows and films. All served with a sprinkling of interpretations from modern artistes who dig into the music of yesterday to make the 'music go 'round' today. This week he sorts through his personal record collection for songs and music related to the theme of "Presenter's Choice". Desmond celebrates his 88th birthday today.

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Edmund Hockridge

    ONCE A YEAR DAY

    • PAJAMA GAME (LONDON CAST).
    • SEPIA SEPIA 1072.
  • Kay Thompson

    LIGHT UP THE CANDLES ON THE BIRTHDAY CAKE

    • THINK PINK.
    • SEPIA SEPIA 1135.
  • The Williams Sisters

    SAM THE OLD ACCORDIAN MAN

    • CLASSIC RECORDINGS FROM 1927.
    • RCA NL 89465.
  • Stanley Black

    CAROUSEL WALTZ

    • BROADWAY BLOCKBUSTERS.
    • VOCALION CDLK 4323.
  • Edward Woodward

    CHAMPAGNE CHARLIE

    • EDWARDIAN WOODWARD.
    • DJM RECORDS DJLPS 459.
  • Quincy Jones

    STRIKE UP THE BAND

    • SUPER STEREO SOUND SAMPLER.
    • MERCURY SMXL 75.
  • George Elrick & Henry Hall

    MUSIC GOES 'ROUND AND AROUND

    • MUSIC GOES 'ROUND AND AROUND.
    • VOCALION CDEA 6008.
  • Tommy Tune

    IT'S NOT WHERE YOU START ITÂ’S WHERE YOU FINISH

    • SEESAW.
    • DRG RECORDS CDRG 6108.
  • Morgana King

    59TH STREET BRIDGE SONG (FEELIN' GROOVY)

    • I KNOW HOW IT FEELS TO BE LONELY.
    • VERVE V6 5061.
  • Band of HM Royal Marines

    ONCE UPON A TIME

    • SOMETHING DIFFERENT.
    • FOLDBACK FBR 0848.
  • Bette Midler

    BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY

    • DIVINE MISS M.
    • ATLANTIC 7567 82785.
  • Petula Clark

    MEET ME IN BATTERSEA PARK

    • POLYGON YEARS (VOL 2).
    • RPM RPM 131.
  • George Burns

    I WISH I WAS EIGHTEEN AGAIN

    • YOUNG AT HEART.
    • MERCURY NASHVILLE 314 532-478-2.
  • Peggy Lee

    WHERE DID THEY GO

    • -.
    • CAPITOL CL 15698.
  • L'Orchestre Devereaux

    SILKS AND SATINS

    • GREAT BRITISH EXPERIENCE.
    • EMI 7243 5 66676 2.
  • Eva Cassidy

    ANNIVERSARY SONG

    • WONDERFUL WORLD.
    • HOT RECORDS / BLIX G2 10082.
  • Tommy Tune

    IT'S NOT WHERE YOU START... - FINALE

    • SEESAW.
    • DRG RECORDS CDRG 6108.

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