Monday, July 30, 2007




Struttin' With Some Barbecue

music by Lil Hardin Armstrong (above)

lyric by Don Raye (top l-r: Gene DePaul, Don Raye)

Artist: Ruby Braff
Album: Live At The New School


Squeeze Me

music by Thomas "Fats" Waller (above)

lyric by Clarence Williams (top)

Artist: Ruby Braff
Album: Live At The New School
Artist: Ahmad Jamal
Album: The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings
Album: Marian McPartland At The Hickory House
Album: Middle Years-A Good Man Is Hard To Find, disc 3



Something To Live For

music by Duke Ellington (left)

lyric by
Billy Strayhorn (right)

Artist:
Carmen McRae
Album: By Special Request; Here To Stay
Artist: Chris Connor
Album: Chris Connor/He Loves Me He Loves Me Not
Artist: Mel Torme
Album: I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
Artist: Bobby Short
Album: 50 By Bobby Short
Artist: Lena Horne
Album: We'll Be Together Again
Album: Marlene Ver Planck Meets Saxomania
Album: Do Nothing Till You Hear From Us
Album: The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia And Master Recordings Of Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra, disc 10 (Click Here for YouTube audio clip: Ella Fitzgerald)


The Skyscraper Blues

music by Gordon Jenkins (top)
lyric by Tom Adair
Artist: Chris Connor
Album: I Miss You So/Witchcraft



Shoe Shine Boy

music by
Saul Chaplin (top)

lyric by
Sammy Cahn (above)

Artist:
Ruby Braff
Album: Cornet Chop Suey
Album: The Complete Trios
Album: The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia And Master Recordings Of Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra, disc 6


(click on link for YouTube video with Sarah Vaughan)

music and lyric by Stephen Sondheim
Artist: Carmen McRae
Album: Sarah: Dedicated To You; MP3 Download
Artist: Cleo Laine
Album: Send In The Clowns



lyric by Francia Luban
English lyric by Al Stillman
Album: Charlie Barnet And His Orchestra-1941


Sarah

music and lyric by Carroll Coates
Artist: Carmen McRae

Saturday, July 28, 2007



Pres

music by Count Basie
Artist: Count Basie
Album: For The First Time; MP3 Download


Please

music by Ralph Rainger
lyric by Leo Robin (top l-r: Nat Goldstone, Tony Martin, Leo Robin, Harold Arlen)
Artist: Mel Torme
Album: A Tribute To Bing Crosby


Pilot Me

music and lyric by Cole Porter
Artist: Bobby Short
Album: Bobby, Noel & Cole





Persian Rug

lyric by Gus Kahn (top)
Artist: Ruby Braff
Album: Bravura Eloquence


Peel Me A Grape

music and lyric by Dave Frishberg
Artist: Diana Krall
Album: Love Scenes (click on link for YouTube video); MP3 Download

Friday, July 27, 2007



Ours

music and lyric by Cole Porter
Artist: Mabel Mercer
Album: Mabel Mercer Sings Cole Porter
Artist: Lena Horne
Album: The Men In My Life


One Little Snowflake

music and lyric by Mel Torme
Artist: Mel Torme
Album: That's All


Once Upon A Time

music and lyric by Cole Porter
Artist: Bobby Short
Album: Bobby, Noel & Cole


Once You've Been In Love

music by Michel Legrand (above)
lyric by Alan & Marilyn Bergman (top)
Album: From Broadway To Bebop



On A Slow Boat To China

music and lyric by Frank Loesser

Artist:
Morgana King
Album: This Is Always
Album: Twelve Nights In Hollywood recorded live at the Crescendo may 11 through May 21, 1961, disc 1
Album: Kessel Plays Standards




Old Friend

Artist: Lena Horne
Album: We'll Be Together Again
Album: Old Friends


Old Acquaintance

music by Franz Waxman (above)
lyric by Kim Gannon (top)
Artist: Jo Stafford
Album: The Jo Stafford Story

Wednesday, July 25, 2007



Of All Things

lyric by Al Rinker (top: Al Rinker foreground, Bing Crosby-back)
Artist: Dick Haymes
Album: Imagination

Monday, July 23, 2007




Sugar (That Sugar Baby O' Mine)

music by Edna Pinkard & Maceo Pinkard
Artist: Lee Wiley
Artist: Complete Fifties Studio Masters
Artist: Ruby Braff
Album: Live At The New School
Artist: Barbara Lea
Album: Remembering Remembering Lee Wiley
Album: Mosaic Select 28
Artist: Teddy Wilson
Album: With Billie In Mind
Album: The Complete Django Reinhardt And Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France Swing/HMV Sessions 1936-1948, disc 3


How's The World Treating You

music and lyric by Boudeleaux Bryant (above l-r: Felice & Boudeleaux Bryant) & Chet Atkins (top)
Album: The Complete Sarah Vaughan On Mercury, Vol. 4
Album: The Complete Helen Merrill On Mercury

Friday, July 20, 2007


Nowhere

music and lyric by Joe Mooney
Artist: Carmen McRae
Album: Blue Moon


Not While I'm Around

music and lyric by Stephen Sondheim
Artist: Jackie Paris
Album: Nobody Else But Me
Album: Send In The Clowns

Thursday, July 19, 2007



Nobody's Sweetheart

lyric by Ernie Erdman & Gus Kahn (top)
Album: The Complete Small Combinations, Vols. 1-2 1935-1937; After You've Gone, Vol. 1; MP3 Download


Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out

music and lyric by Jimmie Cox
Artist: Buddy Greco (top)
Album: 'Round Midnight









Nobody Knows

music by Count Basie (above) & Lester Young (middle)
lyric by Jimmy Rushing (top)
Artist: Count Basie
Album: The Essential Count Basie, Vol. 1; MP3 Download



Nobody Else But Me

music by Jerome Kern (l-r: Oscar Hammerstein, Flo Zeigfeld, Jerome Kern)


Artist: Mel Torme
Album: Velvet & Brass
Artict: Jackie Paris
Album: Nobody Else But Me
Artist: Sylvia Syms
Album: Then Along Came Bill
Artist: Ralph Sharon
Album: The Magic Of Jerome Kern


No Other One

music by Vee Lawnhurst (top)
lyric by Tot Seymour
Album: The Birth Of Swing 1935-1936


Night Talk

music and lyric by Alec Wilder
Artist: Dick Haymes
Album: For Me, For You, Forevermore


New York's My Home (Manhattan Tower)

music and lyric by Gordon Jenkins
Album: Two's Company

Wednesday, July 18, 2007











My Sweetie Went Away

music by Lou Handman (top)
lyric by Roy Turk (above l-r: Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert)

Artist: Mel Torme
Album: Velvet & Brass; MP3 Download


My Love Loves Me

music and lyric by Jay Livingston (left) & Ray Evans (right)
Artist: Dick Haymes
Album: Imagination