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"Divaville Lounge" with Sarah O (archive)

step into the lounge!
Sunday, January 19, 2014 | 14:00 to 16:00 | jazz/pop vocalists

Artist Song Album Label Comments
Benny Goodman Orchestra King Porter Stomp The Birth of Swing Bluebird
Artie Shaw Orch v/ Helen Forrest Deep Purple Begin the Beguine Membran
Les Brown Orchestra v/ Doris Day Celery Stalks at Midnight Doris Day Complete Recordings with Les Brown Jazz Factory
Glenn Miller Orch v/ Marion Hutton & Tex Beneke Shh, It's a Military Secret Till Then: Music that Helped the Allies Win the War History Channel
Duke Ellington Orchestra A Slip of the Lip (Can Sink a Ship) The Blanton-Webster Band RCA
Duke Ellington Orchestra Take the 'A' Train The Blanton-Webster Band RCA inst.
Harry Belafonte Matilda s/t Pure Gold Belafonte is a lifelong civil rights activist and was close friends with Martin Luther King
BIlly Strayhorn, piano and vocals Lush Life Lush LIfe Red Baron Strayhorn was very active in the civil rights movement until his death in 1965; he was a friend of and fundraiser for Dr. King
Nina Simone Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair Verve Jazz Masters 17 Verve Simone had to leave the US because of her activism, she lived in France for decades
Billie Holiday Strange Fruit Billie Holiday at Jazz at the Philharmonic Verve Holiday singing her famous protest song at Norman Granz's concert series. Granz was a strong ally to the civil rights movement & refused to allow his Jazz at the Philharmonic series to be performed at segregated venues
Paul Robeson The House I Live In Songs of Free Men Sony Classical Robeson was labeled "one of the most dangerous men in the world" by the FBI due to his political views
The Oscar Peterson Trio Hymn to Freedom Night Train Verve Peterson wrote this song in honor of Dr. King, and later dedicated it to Granz, who had been his close friend
Eartha Kitt Just An Old Fashioned Girl Legendary BMG happy birthday!
Eartha Kitt If I Was a Boy Legendary BMG Eartha's so nice, I had to play her twice
Blossom Dearie Always True to You in My Fashion Night and Day: The Cole Porter Songbook Verve
Peggy Lee I Enjoy Being a Girl Hello Young Lovers: Capitol Sings Rodgers and Hammerstein Capitol
Eartha Kitt Mambo de Paree Legendary BMG the perfect request!
Walter Wanderley v/ Astrud Gilberto Nega Do Cabelo Duro Samba Swing! Scamp
Walter Wanderley Ainda Mais Lindo Batucada Verve inst.
Ethel Merman I Get a Kick Out of You I Get a Kick Out of You Flapper I really wanted to include this in the "Two Takes on the Standards" show last week, Merman was one of Cole Porter's favorite vocalists and originated so many classic songs
Dinah Washington I Get a Kick Out of You Night and Day: The Cole Porter Songbook Verve you can make an argument for Frank Sinatra's version being more definitive but for me it's this live recording by Dinah Washington, backed by jazz small combo led by Max Roach
Lotte Lenya Die Moritat von Mackie Messer Lotte Lenya Sings Kurt Weill Heritage Lenya was the first to sing this song written by her husband, Weill, in the 1928 stage production in Berlin. This is a later recording
Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars Mack the Knife Satchmo: Ambassador of Jazz Verve hard to choose which later version of this one to play: Bobby Darin's was the biggest hit and Ella's live version in Berlin is a triumph, but I had to go with Armstrong who made the song a hit in the US
Roy Eldridge with Oscar Peterson Little Jazz Little Jazz Trumpet Giant Proper UK inst.
Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra Tiger Rag Satchmo's Classic Vocals Bluebird great request!
Ace Brigode & His Fourteen Virginians Yes Sir, That's My Baby! The Charleston Era ASV Living Era
Annette Hanshaw Who's That Knocking At My Door? Greatest Hits of the 1920s Master Classics
Carmen Miranda Dona Balbina 1930-1945 Harlequin
Tram, Bix & Lang Wringin' and Twistin' Bix Beiderbecke: Singin' the Blues Columbia River
Fats Waller The Sheik of Araby Complete Recorded Works Vol. 4 JSP
The Cats and the Fiddle That's On Jack That's On We Cats Will Swing For You Fabulous
Django Reinhardt Swing '39 The Classic Early Recordings in Chronological Order JSP
Cab Calloway Come On With the "Come On" Are You Hep to the Jive? Sony
Willi Stanke und Sein Orchester Der Schwarzen Panther Swing Tanzen Verboten Proper UK thought you might like a different take on the requested song! Stanke was a German bandleader, this was his attempt to disguise the American song "Tiger Rag" so it would be acceptable to the Nazi government - an attempt which failed
Boots and His Buddies The Weep (Willow Weep for Me) 1937-38 Classics
Bob Crosby and the Bobcats Big Noise from Winnetka Dance Off Both Your Shoes
Benny Goodman Orchestra Bach Goes to Town live recording 6 Oct 1939
Johnny Hodges Orchestra Swingin' in the Dell Duke Ellington 100 Rare Sessions inst.
Stuff Smith After You've Gone Time and Again rec. 1936