July 4, 2020 Playlist

A Note from Grandma Cyd

During the June 27, 2020, broadcast of HPZ, I suggested we all pick up the book Me and White Supremacy: A 28-Day Challenge to Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad. The reason I’m recommending this book specifically is because it requires learning, self-reflection, and most importantly, personal action. Learn more here.

Jon Batiste "Hollywood Africans" album cover

Featuring break music from
Hollywood Africans
by Jon Batiste

Joe “Fingers” Carr/80 Drums Around the World “Istanbul (not Constantinople)” from Ultra-Lounge Vol 3: Space Capades

Perez Prado “Guaglione” from Big Hits By Prado

Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass “All My Loving” from South Of the Border

Harry Belafonte “Jump In the Line” from Jump Up Calypso

Ella Fitzgerald “Just Another Rhumba” from The George and Ira Gershwin Songbook 

Glenn Miller and His Orchestra “Sunrise Serenade” from The Unforgettable Glenn Miller

Gordon MacRae “Rambling Rose” from A String Of Pearls: Great Stars of the ’40s

Duke Ellington “Tulip or Turnip” from Three Of A Kind: Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Bunny Berigan

Al Bowlly “You Couldn’t Be Cuter” from Top Hits Of the 1930s

Rosemary Clooney “Mangos” from The Essential Rosemary Clooney

Louis Armstrong “Skokiaan” from All-Time Greatest Hits

Sammy Davis, Jr. and Carmen MacRae “You’re the Top” from Boy Meets Girl: Sammy Davis Jr. and Carmen McRae on Decca

Nat King Cole “A Blossom Fell” from The Unforgettable Nat King Cole

Dinah Shore “”Murder” He Says” from The Very Best of Dinah Shore

Ginny Simms and Harry Babbitt w/ Kay Kyser & His Orchestra “Two Sleepy People” from Best of the Big Bands

Rudy Vallee and His Connecticut Yankees “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime” from Top Hits of the 1930s [REQUEST]

Vera Lynn “Be Like That Kettle and Sing” from Sincerely Yours

Fats Waller and His Rhythm “Oh Susannah Dust Off That Old Pianna” from A Handful of Keys: 1922-1935

Mildred Bailey “Fools Rush In” from The Early Years

Fred Astaire “Nice Work If You Can Get It” from Pick Yourself Up!

Billie Holiday “Sugar” from 25 Greatest Hits

Jimmie Lunceford “Life Is Fine” from Jukebox Hits 1935-1947

Jimmy Durante “Make Someone Happy” from As Time Goes By: The Best of Jimmy Durante

George Gershwin “Waitin’ For Me” from George Gershwin Piano Rolls, Vol. 2

Dean Martin “Sway” from Hey, Brother, Pour the Wine

Doris Day “You Do Something To Me” from Day By Night

Elvis Presley “Wooden Heart” from Elvis Sings For Children and Grown-Ups Too! 

Bing Crosby “Waltzing In A Dream” from A Bing Crosby Collection: Volume III

Burl Ives “Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly)” from Remembering The ’40s (1948)

Jo Stafford “I Love You” from These Were Our Songs (1944)

Andy Williams “Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcavado)” from The Andy Williams Sound Of Music

Jon Batiste “Is It Over” from Hollywood Africans

Jon Batiste “What A Wonderful World” from Hollywood Africans