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Bob Crosby and Anita O’Day

Meet two witnesses to musical history: Bandleader Bob Crosby and Singer Anita O’Day. Plus Graham’s musical theme this week is a celebration of “Octave Leaps”.

More swinging performances from across the years and around the world featuring the finest crooners, songbirds, small groups, big bands, orchestras and instrumentalists.
Meeting two more witnesses to musical history from Graham’s archive of interviews: Bandleader Bob Crosby and Singer Anita O’Day. Graham’s musical theme this week is a celebration of “Octave Leaps”, those attractive musical jumps at the beginning of songs such as “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Artie Shaw

      Let’s Walk

    • Ella Fitzgerald

      Old Devil Moon

    • Vic Damone

      Close Your Eyes

    • Mel Tormé

      Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me

    • Astrud Gilberto

      Crickets Sing For Anamaria

    • Bob Haggart & Ray Bauduc

      Big Noise From Winnetka

    • Frank Sinatra

      Willow Weep For Me

    • Nelson Riddle


    • Peggy Lee

      Let’s Fall In Love

    • Johnny Mathis

      The Shadow Of Your Smile

    • Geraldo

      The British Grenadiers

    • Doris Day

      The Night We Called It A Day

    • Barney Kessel

      (Back Home Again In) Indiana

  • Part 2

    • Natalie Cole

      Thou Swell

    • Nat King Cole

      Nature Boy

    • Dudley Moore

      You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To

    • Diana Krall


    • João Gilberto

      Tin Tin Por Tin Tin

    • Gene Krupa

      Let Me Off Uptown

    • Matt Monro

      In The Arms Of Love

    • Robert Farnon

      Melody Fair

    • Julie London

      Fly Me To The Moon

    • Bobby Troup

      Lemon Twist

    • Tommy Dorsey

      There’s Good Blues Tonight

    • The Four Freshmen

      The Last Time I Saw Paris

    • Dizzy Gillespie

      Our Delight