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The Best Is Yet To Come

Music 'til Midnight - the best in easy listening sounds and timeless standards performed by the greatest artists of the past 60 years including June Christy and Louis Armstrong.

Music 'til Midnight - Moira Stuart showcases the best in easy listening sounds and timeless standards performed by the greatest artists of the past 60 years. For this, the final programme of the current series the music comes from June Christy, Carmen McRae, Louis Armstrong, Dr. John and Cassandra Wilson. This week's featured album is Tony Bennett's career defining 1962 recording, I Left My Heart In San Francisco. This was the album where Tony shook off his image as a 1950s balladeer as he sought out a new musical direction with producer Ernest Altschuler and his pianist / musical director, Ralph Sharon. As well as the album's title track, a hitherto obscure song discovered by Ralph Sharon, Tony also took the opportunity to put songs like Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh's The Best Is Yet To Come and The Rules Of The Road firmly on the musical map.

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Carmen McRae & Dave Brubeck

    Take Five

    • The Very Thought Of You.
    • JASMINE.
  • Louis Armstrong & Dave Lambert

    King For A Day

    • The Real Ambassadors.
    • Columbia.
  • Paul Desmond

    Samba With Some Barbecue

    • Summertime.
    • A&M.
  • Tony Bennett

    The Best Is Yet To Come

    • I Left My Heart In San Francisco.
    • Columbia.
  • Tony Bennett

    Smile

    • I Left My Heart In San Francisco.
    • Columbia.
  • Tony Bennett

    Taking A Chance On Love

    • I Left My Heart In San Francisco.
    • Columbia.
  • Danilo PĂ©rez & Cassandra Wilson

    Lazy Afternoon

    • Across The Crystal Sea.
    • EMARCY.
  • Dr. John

    On the Wrong Side of the Railroad Tracks

    • Duke Elegant.
    • Blue Note.
  • June Christy

    Daydream

    • The Misty Miss Christy.
    • Capitol.
  • Rebecca Kilgore & Dave Frishberg

    Not A Care In The World

    • Not A Care In The World.
    • Arbors Records Inc.
  • Tony Bennett

    The Rules Of The Road

    • I Left My Heart In San Francisco.
    • Columbia.
  • Tony Bennett

    I Left My Heart In San Francisco

    • I Left My Heart In San Francisco.
    • Columbia.
  • Cannonball Adderley & Bill Evans

    Waltz For Debby

    • Know What I Mean?.
    • RIVERSIDE.
  • Matt Berninger & Vince Giordano

    I'll See You In My Dreams

    • Boardwalk Empire Vol 2.
    • Abkco.

I Left My Heart In San Francisco

The Misty Miss Christy

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