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"Divaville Lounge" with Sarah O (archive)

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

Artist Song Album Label Comments
Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra I Hear Music Lady Day Sony do you hear music? That's because WXDU is back on the air!
Ben Selvin & His Orchestra Happy Days Are Here Again The Golden Age of American Sweet Bands Jasmine
Tommy Dorsey and His Clambake Seven v/ Edythe Wright The Music Goes 'Round and 'Round Nipper's Greatest Hits: The 30s RCA
Harry James Orchestra v/ Helen Forrest I've Heard That Song Before Sentimental Journey, Vol 1 ASV
Fats Waller and His Rhythm The Joint Is Jumpin' Complete Recorded Works Vol 4 JSP
Billie Holiday Back In Your Own Back Yard Lady Day Sony
Hot Club of Cowtown Back In Your Own Back Yard Rendezvous in Rhythm inst.
Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra (Stay Up Stan) The All-Night Record Man 1939 The Chronological a song about a radio dj!
Benny Goodman Orchestra Don't Be That Way Sing, Sing, Sing Bluebird terrific request, it fit perfectly!
Glenn Miller Orchestra v/ Marion Hutton We Can Live On Love (We Haven't Got a Pot to Cook With) The Popular Recordings 1938-1942 RCA
Duke Ellington Orchestra v/ Ivie Anderson Jump for Joy Ivie Anderson Cocktail Hour Columbia River
Les Brown Flip Lid The Uncollected, 1944-46
Les Brown Orchestra v/ Doris Day My Lost Horizon Strictly Swing, Vol. 1 rare recording from very early in Doris' career
Les Brown Orchestra Twilight Time Best of the Big Bands inst. Happy Birthday Les Brown!
Benny Goodman Orchestra One O'Clock Jump The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert Columbia great request!
Benny Goodman Orchestra Life Goes to a Party Live at the Madhattan Room 6 November 1937 otr-cat.com song written by Harry James, was signature song for James when he left Goodman & started his own band
Harry James Orchestra Ciribiribin Strictly Instrumental Memoir happy birthday Harry James!
Artie Shaw Orchestra v/ Billie Holiday Any Old Time The Very Best of Artie Shaw this is the only recording from Holiday's time with the Shaw orchestra
Artie Shaw Orchestra Frenesi Big Band On Stage Direct Source inst.
Dennis Day Clancy Lowered the Boom Original Irish Tenors: the Legendary Voices of Celtic Song happy St. Patrick's Day! & if you are Irish, I apologize for this song
The Dinning Sisters Clancy Almost Sweet and Gentle two different but equally uncomfortable songs about Irishmen named Clancy? somehow it's true
Judy Garland It's a Great Day for the Irish The Complete Decca Masters RCA
Spike Jones & His City Slickers McNamara's Band The Entertainers of WWII great request! Wish I had the Crosby version which I'm sure is less silly
Judy Garland Wearing of the Green The Complete Decca Masters RCA I think Judy did a musical set in Ireland
Bunny Berigan Wearing of the Green The Pied Piper JSP inst.
Gene Krupa Orchestra Green Eyes Uptown this is a Cuban song, "Aquellos Ojos Verdes"
Benny Goodman Orchestra If The Moon Turns Green "Let's Dance" Broadcasts Circle rec. 1935 for "Let's Dance," the radio program that made Goodman famous
Nancy Wilson On Green Dolphin Street Ballads, Blues and Big Bands Capitol
The Irish Rovers The Unicorn Song 36 All-Time Greatest Hits great request for the season!
Frank Sinatra Bein' Green Sinatra and Company Reprise
Les Baxter Tropicando Que Mango! Scamp inst.
Tony Bennett Put On a Happy Face Forty Years: Artistry of Tony Bennett great request!
Count Basie Super Chief The Essential Count Basie RCA another great one!
Nat King Cole Thou Swell Nat King Cole at the Sands Capitol Happy Birthday Nat King Cole!
Nat King Cole Trio Straighten Up and Fly Right The Vocal Classics 1942-46 Capitol
Nat King Cole Trio Embraceable You Complete Capitol Recordings Mosaic
Nat King Cole Trio I'm an Errand Boy for Rhythm Complete Capitol Recordings Mosaic
Nat King Cole Trio Sweet Lorraine The Vocal Classics 1942-46 Capitol
Nat King Cole Trio F.S.T. (Fine, Sweet & Tasty) Complete Capitol Recordings Mosaic this was the theme song from his radio show
Nat King Cole Trio (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 Complete Capitol Recordings Mosaic one of Cole's most enduring songs