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The Good Things In Life

Music 'til Midnight - the best in easy listening sounds and timeless standards performed by the greatest artists of the past 60 years including Diana Krall and Billie Holiday.

Music 'til Midnight - the best in easy listening sounds and timeless standards performed by the greatest artists from the past 60 years returns to Sunday Nights on BBC Radio 2. The series opens with music from Diana Krall, Billie Holiday, Nat 'King' Cole and Dee Dee Bridgewater plus instrumental gold from vibes man Lionel Hampton's all-star band and trumpeter Charlie Shavers with Sy Oliver and his Orchestra. Moira also pays a belated 90th Birthday tribute to singer Tony Bennett who was born on 03 August 1926 with this week's featured album. Recorded in London and released in 1972, The Best Things In Life is one of Tony's most highly regarded recordings of his long and successful career. Accompanied by his trio consisting of pianist John Bunch, bassist Arthur Watts and drummer Kenny Clare, the album also features the glorious sound of arranger Robert Farnon and his Orchestra who are heard on songs including London By Night, Midnight Sun and The Best Things In Life.

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Vic Damone

    I Could Write A Book

    • On The Street Where You Live.
    • Capitol.
  • Diana Krall

    This Can't Be Love

    • Stepping OUt.
    • GRP.
  • Natalie Cole

    Thou Swell

    • Unforgettable: With Love.
    • Elektra.
  • Tony Bennett

    Someone To Light Up My Life

    • The Good Things In Life.
    • Philips.
  • Tony Bennett

    Midnight Sun

    • The Good Things In Life.
    • Philips.
  • Lionel Hampton

    Vibraphone Blues

    • You Better Know It.
    • GRP.
  • Nat King Cole

    Avalon

    • Welcome To The Club.
    • Capitol.
  • Billie Holiday

    Moonglow

    • The Complete Verve Studio Master Takes.
    • Verve.
  • Charlie Shavers

    Somebody Loves Me

    • Gershwin, Shavers and Strings.
    • SOLID.
  • Dee Dee Bridgewater

    Undecided

    • Dear Ella.
    • Verve.
  • Tony Bennett

    London By Night

    • The Good Things In Life.
    • Philips.
  • Tony Bennett

    The Good Things In Life

    • The Good Things In Life.
    • Philips.
  • Eliane Elias

    Chega De Saudade

    • Bossa Nova Stories.
    • Blue Note.
  • Blossom Dearie

    The Folks Who Live OnThe HIll

    • Soon It's Gonna Rain.
    • Fontana.

Robert Farnon and Tony Bennett - BBC TV 1967

Lionel Hampton - You Better Know It!!!

Nat 'King' Cole - Welcome to the Club

Blossom Dearie - Soon It's Gonna Rain

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