Living Strings "In A Mellow Mood" album cover

April 29, 2023 Playlist

Living Strings "In A Mellow Mood" cover art

Featuring break music from
In A Mellow Mood
by The Living Strings

Harry Belafonte “Jump In the Line” from Jump Up Calypso [REQUEST]

Louis Prima and Keely Smith “That Old Black Magic” from The Hits of Louis & Keely

Louis Armstrong and the Dukes of Dixieland “I Ain’t Going to Give No One None of My Jelly Roll” from Sweetheart

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass “Whipped Cream” from Whipped Cream & Other Delights

Rosemary Clooney w/ Duke Ellington & His Orchestra “I Got It Bad” from Blue Rose [REQUEST]

Pat Suzuki “Solitude” from The Many Sides of Pat Suzuki

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra “Perdido” from Original Jazz, Vol. 2

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Joya Sherrill, Kay Davis & Marie Ellington “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) [Remastered]” from The Only Big Band CD You’ll Ever Need

Jack Teagarden “St. James Infirmary” from Father of Jazz Trombone [REQUEST]

Don Redman Orchestra “How’m I Doin'” from The Legendary Male Vocalists of Jazz: 1925-1940

Mildred Bailey “Heaven Help This Heart of Mine” from Jazz Infusion – Mildred Bailey

Artie Shaw & His Orchestra “Begin the Beguine” from Top Hits Of the 1930s

Russ Morgan w/ Russ Morgan & His Orchestra “Dance With A Dolly” from Remembering The ’40s (1943-1944)

Willie Nelson “Georgia On My Mind” from Willie Nelson – 16 Biggest Hits

Tony Bennett “Once Upon a Time” from I Left My Heart In San Francisco

Peggy Lee “A Taste of Honey” from I’m a Woman (Remastered)

Harry Belafonte “Come Back Liza” from Calypso

Stan Getz “I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love with Me” from The Melodic Stan Getz

June Christy w/ Stan Kenton & His Orchestra “It’s Been A Long, Long Time” from A String Of Pearls: Great Stars of the ’40s

Guy Lombardo & His Orchestra “The Breeze and I” from Sweet & Heavenly

Benny Goodman & His Orchestra “C’est Ci Bon” from Benny Goodman & Paris: Listen to the Magic

Erroll Garner “The Man I Love” from Encores In Hi Fi

Sarah Vaughan “Moonlight In Vermont” from Sarah Vaughan’s Golden Hits

Dinah Washington “Tell Love Hello” from September In the Rain

Vic Damone “The Touch of Your Lips” from That Towering Feeling

Johnny Hartman “Unforgettable” from The Johnny Hartman Collection 1947-1972

Ella Fitzgerald “I Get a Kick Out of You” from Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook (Expanded Edition)

Harry Belafonte “Jamaica Farewell” from Calypso

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April 23, 2023 Jazzy Brunch ‘Vinylthon’ Special on WVMO

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Thanks to WVMO 98.7 FM – Monona for inviting me to be a part of their 48-hour Vinylthon celebration!
Lawrence Welk “Champagne Time” (45 RPM)
Modern Jazz Quartet – “One Bass Hit” – Django
Carmen McRae with Dave Brubeck – “Take Five” – Take Five: Recorded Live at Basin Street East
Ray Charles – “One Mint Julep” – Genius +Soul = Jazz
Samara Joy – “Can’t Get Out of This Mood” – Linger Awhile
[Voice Break] The George Shearing Quintet – “Later” – In the Night
Stan Getz and the Oscar Peterson Trio – “Ballad Medley (Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered; I Don’t Know Why I Just Do; How Long Has This Been Going On?; I Can’t Get Started; Polka Dots and Moonbeams)” – Stan Getz and the Oscar Peterson Trio
Miles Davis – “Something I Dreamed Last Night” – Steamin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet
[Voice Break] The George Shearing Quintet – “Easy” – In the Night
Louis Armstrong – “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat” – Here’s Louis Armstrong
Jon Batiste (feat. Hot 8 Brass Band) – “Adulthood” – We Are
Betty Harris – “There’s A Break In the Road” – The Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul
The 5th Dimension – “Don’tcha Hear Me Calling To Ya” – The Age of Aquarius
[Voice Break] The George Shearing Quintet – “From Rags to Richards” – In the Night
John Coltrane – “Untitled Original 11386” – Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album
Art Pepper – “Birks’ Works” – Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section
Coleman Hawkins – “Stuffy” – Lover Man
[Voice Break] The George Shearing Quintet – “Pawn Ticket” – In the Night
Ramsey Lewis – “Cast Your Fate To the Wind” – Ramsey Lewis
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass – “Mae” – !!Going Places!!
Frank Sinatra with Count Basie & The Orchestra – “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” – Sinatra At the Sands
[Voice Break] Count Basie & The Orchestra – “All Of Me” (instrumental) – Sinatra At the Sands
Josh Rouse – “Oh, Look What the Sun Did!” – Josh Rouse and the Long Vacations
The Beatles – “Blackbird” – The White Album
Lou Rawls – “Golden Slumbers” – Silk & Soul
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood – “Summer Wood” – Nancy & Lee
Peter Mulvey & Sista Strings – “Devil Town” – Live at The Cafe Carpe
Christmas with the George Shearing Quintet album cover

December 10, 2022 Playlist

Featuring a tribute to artists we lost in 2021-2022.

Christmas with the George Shearing Quintet album cover Break music from
Christmas with the George Shearing Quintet

Harry James and His Orchestra “Carnival” from Best of the Big Bands

Isham Jones and His Orchestra “With Eyes Wide Open I’m Dreaming” from The Best Loved Bands Of All Time

Bing Crosby “Someday Sweetheart” from King Of the Crooners

Fred Waring and His Orchestra “Holiday For Strings” from A String Of Pearls: Great Stars Of the ’40s

Nat King Cole “It’s Only A Paper Moon” from The Velvet Voice of Nat King Cole

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong “Can’t We Be Friends?” from Ella and Louis

Sarah Vaughan & George Treadwell & His All-Stars “Nice Work If You Can Get It” from Billie, Ella, Lena, Sarah

Ted Weems and His Orchestra “Walking My Baby Back Home” from The Best Loved Bands Of All Time

Eddie Lang “Walkin’ the Dog” from The Quintessential Eddie Lang 1925-1932

Cab Calloway “The Jumpin’ Jive” from Cab Calloway

George Shearing Quintet “Winter Wonderland” from Christmas With the George Shearing Quintet

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga “Cheek to Cheek” from Cheek to Cheek (Deluxe Version)

John Coltrane “Blue Train” from Blue Train

BJ Thomas “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” from Forrest Gump OST

The Ronettes “Be My Baby” from Be My Baby: The Very Best of the Ronettes

Olivia Newton-John “Hopelessly Devoted to You” from Grease (The Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)

Bobby Rydell “Volare” from Bobby Rydell’s Biggest Hits

Pérez Prado and His Orchestra “Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White” from Fifty #1 Hits of the ’50s

The Living Strings “There’s No Place Like Home For the Holidays” from The Spirit Of Christmas with the Living Strings

Ramsey Lewis Trio “Function At the Junction” from Goin’ Latin

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas “(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave” from The Ultimate Collection: Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

Jerry Lee Lewis “Great Balls of Fire” from Jerry Lee’s Greatest

Joni James “You Belong to Me” from Joni James: Greatest Hits

Chad & Jeremy “Willow Weep for Me” from Yesterday’s Gone [REQUEST]

Goodnight, Sweetheart “The McGuire Sisters” from Moments To Remember: Golden Hits of the ’50s and ’60s

West Side Story cast “Gee, Officer Krupke” from West Side Story Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

The Everly Brothers “Cathy’s Clown” from The Golden Hits of the Everly Brothers

The Supremes “Baby Love” from 50th Anniversary: The Singles Collection 1961-1969

Angela Lansbury, Frankie Michaels, Jane Connell & Sab Shimono “Mame: We Need a Little Christmas” from Mame (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

September 10, 2022 Playlist

Featuring break music from
The Glory of Love: Fabulous Dance Instrumentals
by Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra

The Mary Kaye Trio “Dancing” from Night Life

Dick Van Dyke “When You Want ‘Em You Can’t Get ‘Em, When You’ve Got ‘Em, You Don’t Want ‘Em (feat. The Ray Charles Singers & Enoch Light and His Orchestra)” from Songs I Like (feat. The Ray Charles Singers & Enoch Light and His Orchestra)

Della Reese “Three O’Clock In the Morning” from Special Delivery

Frank Sinatra “More” from It Might As Well Be Swing

Bea Wain & Larry Clinton and His Orchestra “You Go To My Head” from Dancing With Ballroom Stars

Bunny Berigan “Jelly Roll Blues” from The Great Dance Bands Of the ’30s and ’40s [LOCAL]

Ginny Simms w/ Kay Kyser & His Orchestra “Deep Purple” from Best of Big Bands: Kay Kyser

Ray Eberle w/ Glenn Miller & His Orchestra “A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square” from A String Of Pearls: Great Stars Of the 40s

Carmen Lombardo w/ Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians “A Sailboat In the Moonlight” from The Great Band Era (1937)

Lew Sherwood w/ Eddy Duchin & His Orchestra “Snuggled on Your Shoulder” from Best Of the Big Bands: Eddy Duchin

Fats Waller “Lulu’s Back In Town” from One Never Knows, Do One?

Dick Powell “I’m Goin’ Shoppin’ With You” from Lullaby of Broadway

Hildegarde “Isn’t This A Lovely Day” from Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup

Jack Cooper “Me and My Girl” from Top Hits of the 1930s

Bing Crosby “Orange Blossom Time” from A Bing Crosby Collection: Volume III

Ruth Etting “Button Up Your Overcoat” from Ruth Etting (1926-1935), Vol. 2 [Remastered]

Mel Torme “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” from The 1956 Tormé-Paich Legendary Sessions [REQUEST]

Lou Rawls “Something” from Silk and Soul

Dakota Staton “Broadway” from The Late, Late Show

Merv Griffin “My Ship” from A Tinkling Piano In The Next Apartment

Julie London “Slightly Out Of Tune (Desafinado)” from Julie’s Golden Greats

The George Shearing Quintet “As Long As I Live/Let’s Live Again” from Music For A Bachelor’s Den

Nat King Cole “Mona Lisa” from Unforgettable

Perry Como “Once Upon A Time” from The Best of Perry Como

Johnny Hartman “The End Of A Love Affair” from All Of Me

Peggy Lee “Is That All There Is?” from Pop Memories Of the ’60s

Doris Day “When I Fall In Love” from Doris Day’s Greatest Hits

Vic Damone “Luna Rossa (Blushing Moon)” from Angela Mia

Rosemary Clooney “Love, You Didn’t Do Right By Me” from The Essential Rosemary Clooney

Louis Armstrong “(When We Are Dancin’) I Get Ideas” from All Time Greatest Hits

Nat King Cole “That Sunday That Summer” from The Unforgettable Nat King Cole [REQUEST]

"Music For Dining" album cover

August 27, 2022 Playlist

"Music For Dining" album cover

Featuring break music from
A mystery album tucked inside the sleeve for Music for Dining by The Melachrino Strings and Orchestra

Bing Crosby “Puttin’ On the Ritz” from Bing Crosby Treasury: The Songs I Love

Anita O’ Day w/ Gene Krupa & His Orchestra “Thanks For the Boogie Ride” from Gene Krupa, His Orchestra & Anita O’Day, Featuring Roy Eldridge

Jack Teagarden “Davenport Blues” from The Golden Horn of Jack Teagarden

Carmen Cavallaro “Chopin’s Polonaise” from Happy Days Are Here Again

Ray Eberle w/ Glenn Miller & His Orchestra “Blue Rain” from The Great Band Era (1944) [REQUEST]

Frank Sinatra w/ Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra “Dolores” from The Great Band Era (1941)

Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra “One Night Stand” from The Uncollected: Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra (1944-1946)

Bunny Berigan and His Orchestra “Trees” from The Great Dance Bands Of the ’30s and ’40s [LOCAL]

Nat King Cole “That Sunday That Summer” from Unforgettable [REQUEST]

Sam Cooke “Summertime, Pt. 1” from 30 Greatest Hits: Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964 [REQUEST]

Dean Martin “On an Evening In Roma (Sott’er Celo Do Roma)” from The Capitol Collector’s Series

Merv Griffin “Moonlight Cocktail” from A Twinkling Piano In the Next Apartment

Rosemary Clooney “You’re After My Own Heart” from Come On-A My House

Lou Rawls “Sophisticated Lady” from Silk and Soul

Tony Bennett “Stranger In Paradise” from It’s Tony Bennett

Julie London “Black Coffee” from Julie’s Golden Greats

Patti Page “Old Cape Cod” from Golden Hits

Perry Como “Fly Me To the Moon (In Other Words)” from The Best of Perry Como

Acker Bilk “Stranger On the Shore” from Pop Memories of the ’60s

Liberace “I’m Always Chasing Rainbows” from Tenderly [LOCAL]

Johnny Mathis “Gina” from Warm and Tenderly

Jo Stafford & Gordon MacRae “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere” from Whispering Hope

Arthur Lyman Group “Yellow Bird” from Music for a Bachelor’s Den

Sarah Vaughan “Lullaby Of Birdland (feat. Clifford Brown)” from Sarah Vaughan’s Golden Hits

Johnny Hartman “I Get A Kick Out Of You” from All Of Me

Vic Damone “Just Say I Love Her (Dicitencello Vuie)” from Angela Mia

Benny Goodman & His Orchestra “Get Happy” from Personalidades

Fats Waller “Sweet Thing” from “One Never Knows, Do One?” – The Best Of Fats Waller

Doris Day w/ Les Brown & His Orchestra “Invitation To the Blues” from The Uncollected: Les Brown & His Orchestra (1944-1946)

Helen Forrest and Dick Haymes “I’ll Buy That Dream” from Your Hit Parade (1945)

Johnny & Santo “Sleep Walk” from Heavy Petting Mix