Options Acid Jazz Hands with Bronwyn Bishop: Playlist from November 12, 2021 Options

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Musical theater from off the beaten path. Obscure and unusual show tunes from within the canon and without, flops, failures, and the newest works from up-and-coming artists—plus tried-and-true hits. Also, occasional appearances from songs that are not show tunes (but only if they go really well with show tunes).

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Options November 12, 2021: Swing-Driven Thing

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Images Approx. start time
Bunny Berigan & His Orchestra  I Can't Get Started   Options I Can't Get Started/The Prisoner's Song  His Master's Voice  1938  Music: Vernon Duke Lyrics: Ira Gershwin 
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Harry Roy & His Orchestra  The Continental   Options The Continental/La Cucaracha  Parlophone  1935  Music: Con Conrad Lyrics: Herb Magidson 
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George Gee Swing Orchestra  Hellzapoppin   Options Hellzapoppin  George Gee Swing Orchestra  2014  Music: Gene de Paul 
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Nita Bradley with the Artie Shaw Rhythm Makers  In the Shade of the New Apple Tree   Options Artie Shaw 1938  Tax  1990  Music: Harold Arlen Lyrics: Yip Harburg 
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Hal McIntyre & His Orchestra  This is the Army Mister Jones   Options I'm Getting Tired So I Can Sleep/This Is the Army, Mister Jones  Victor  1942  Music & Lyrics: Irving Berlin    0:13:31 (Pop‑up)
Philip Sametz & the Mell-O-Tones  Speak Low   Options Swinging Down Broadway  ABC Music  2002  Music: Kurt Weill Lyrics: Ogden Nash 
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Hildegarde  Ace in the Hole   Options Songs from the Shows  Dutton Vocalion  2002  Music & Lyrics: Cole Porter 
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Gertrude Lawrence  Jenny   Options Lady in the Dark  RCA Victor  1941  Music: Kurt Weill Lyrics: Ira Gershwin    0:34:24 (Pop‑up)
June Allyson, Gloria DeHaven & Nancy Walker  The Three B's   Options That's Entertainment, Pt. 3  CCT  1994  Music & Lyrics: Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane    0:37:08 (Pop‑up)
Ethel Merman with Harry Sosnik & His Orchestra  I've Still Got My Health   Options 12 Songs from Call Me Madam (With Selections from Panama Hattie)  Decca Music Group Limited  1950  Music & Lyrics: Cole Porter 
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Johnny Green & His Orchestra  It'll Come to You   Options Irving Berlin's Hit Tunes from Louisiana Purchase  Shellac Revival  1942  Music & Lyrics: Irving Berlin 
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Ethel Waters  Taking a Chance on Love   Options That's Entertainment Part 2 (Original MGM Soundtrack)  CBS Special Products  1990  Music: Vernon Duke Lyrics: John Latouche 
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Billy Eckstine with Hal Mooney & His Orchestra  Get Out of Town   Options Broadway Bongos and Mr. "B"  Mercury  1961  Music & Lyrics: Cole Porter 
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Dinah Shore  It's Delovely   Options Sings Cole Porter and Richard Rodgers  Harmony  1957  Music & Lyrics: Cole Porter 
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Woody Herman & His Swinging Herd  Never Will I Marry   Options My Kind of Broadway  Columbia  1965  Music: Frank Loesser 
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Jean Goldkette & His Orchestra  Tip-Toe Thru' the Tulips with Me   Options Painting the Clouds with Sunshine/Tip-Toe Thru' the Tulips with Me  His Master's Voice  1930  Music: Joe Burke Lyrics: Al Dubin 
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Duke Ellington  Braggin' in Brass   Options The Duke: The Columbia Years (1927-1962)  Sony BMG Music Entertainment  2000  Music: Duke Ellington 
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Benny Goodman Sextet  I Got Rhythm   Options The Man I Love/I Got Rhythm  Columbia  1945  Music: George Gershwin 
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Lena Horne & Benny Carter  Honeysuckle Rose   Options That's Entertainment! The Ultimate Anthology of M-G-M Musicals  Turner Classic Movies  1995  Music: Fats Waller Lyrics: Andy Razaf 
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Joey Nash with Richard Himber and His Ritz-Carlton Orchestra  Flamenco   Options Flamenco  Victor  1934  Music: Henry Sullivan Lyrics: Earle Crooker    1:15:28 (Pop‑up)
Ella Fitzgerald  I Could Have Danced All Night   Options Ella Sings Broadway  Verve Records  1963  Music: Frederick Loewe Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner 
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Jim Davidson & His Orchestra  Blue Mountain Melody   Options Blue Mountain Melody  Matrix  1934  Music & Lyrics: Charles Zwar    1:26:15 (Pop‑up)
Frank Luther with Leo Reisman and His Orchestra  Sing Something Simple   Options Sing Something Simple  Victor  1930  Music & Lyrics: Herman Hupfeld 
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Dorsey Brothers Orchestra  Fine and Dandy   Options Fine And Dandy  OKeh  1930  Music: Kay Swift Lyrics: Paul James    1:30:21 (Pop‑up)
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra  Maybe I Should Change My Ways   Options Maybe I Should Change My Ways  Columbia  1947  Music: Duke Ellington    1:33:36 (Pop‑up)
Larry Butler with Bob Chester and His Orchestra  You Haven't Changed at All   Options You Haven't Changed at All/It Couldn't Be True! (Or Could It?)  Sonora  1946  Music: Frederick Loewe Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner 
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Carol Horton with Johnny Green and His Orchestra  A House with a Little Red Barn   Options How High the Moon/A House with a Little Red Barn  Royale  1940  Music: Morgan Lewis Lyrics: Nancy Hamilton    1:39:30 (Pop‑up)
Kenny Sargent with Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra  Clear Out Of This World   Options Clear Out of This World/A Latin Tune, a Manhattan Moon and You  Decca  1940  Music: Jimmy McHugh Lyrics: Al Dubin    1:42:15 (Pop‑up)
 
The King's Jesters with Frank Trumbauer and His Orchestra  Crazy Quilt   Options Crazy Quilt  Brunswick  1931  Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Mort Dixon & Bud Green    1:51:13 (Pop‑up)
Buddy Moreno with Dick Jurgens and His Orchestra  Happy in Love   Options Happy in Love/On Echo Hill  Columbia  1942  Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Jack Yellen    1:53:08 (Pop‑up)
Helen Forrest with Artie Shaw and His Orchestra  You're So Indifferent   Options You're So Indifferent  Bluebird  1939  Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Mitchell Parish    1:55:39 (Pop‑up)
Don Redman  Exactly Like You   Options Exactly Like You/On the Sunny Side of the Street  Variety  1937  Music: Jimmy McHugh Lyrics: Dorothy Fields    1:58:32 (Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar 🎭 7:01pm Listener Gregory:

I am always swing-driven. I even sleep in one of those baby rocker things.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:02pm Webhamster Henry:

Good evening, Ladies and Gentlemen!
Avatar 🎭 7:04pm Listener Gregory:

BTW, Bronwyn, the sound level decreased greatly when Bunny came on, fwiw.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Hi Gregory and Henry!! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm Bronwyn Bishop:

@Gregory: this is my curse, I can't get it to play louder for some reason, it is at top volume
  7:06pm ndissinger:

Best version of I can’t get started. incredible solo - I think bunny was drunk out of his mind.
Avatar 🎭 7:11pm Listener Gregory:

BB, turns out I can make my radio louder! Very convenient.
Avatar 🎭 7:19pm Listener Gregory:

This vocal (Speak Low) is a bit too dreamy for me.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:19pm WR:

Hello Bronwyn and folks. Starting work in a few minutes, so will catch this swing-driven episode from the archive. Laters.
  7:27pm Miss Georgia Peach:

🥰
Avatar 🎭 7:29pm Listener Gregory:

I in fact found myself dancing with my wife around the table. Great fun... until I realized I'm not married. And I live alone. So, who IS this woman??
Avatar 🎭 7:32pm Listener Gregory:

When you dance you're charming and you're gentle,
Especially when you do the Continental.
(I Won't Dance)
Avatar 🎭 7:38pm TonyR:

The Phantomess of the Shubert??
Avatar 7:40pm ARB:

Hi BB and BBies
Avatar 🎭 7:44pm Listener Gregory:

Loved that Ethel song. That’s new to me.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:44pm doctorjazz:

The Berrigan version of I Can't Get Started is terrific, but I'm partial to Dizzy Gillespie's version (which is a different animal...heard it before I heard Berrigan's)
My $0.02
Avatar 🎭 7:48pm TonyR:

Missed Miss Merman! Oh, well.
Avatar 🎭 7:49pm TonyR:

Do you have ARBies? ;)
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:53pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Bronwyn and Jazz Club.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56pm solo mon:

Hello Dollies
Avatar 🎭 7:59pm Roberto:

Burn-STINE.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:59pm solo mon:

To be Frank, it was a lesser Loesser.
Avatar 🎭 8:06pm Listener Gregory:

Also, Eck-stine, not steen.
Avatar 🎭 8:12pm Listener Gregory:

You have painted yourself into a corner now, BB, because nothing else you play will swing as much as Benny et al. This is the ultimate. @doc will back me up on this. (I hope.)
Avatar 🎭 8:13pm TonyR:

Your tasty bits. [gasp] Miss Lena!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:22pm Webhamster Henry:

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks occasionally play at Bond 45 Downstairs: www.bond45ny.com
Avatar 🎭 8:27pm Listener Gregory:

Well, the Aussies are TRYING to swing…
Avatar 🎭 8:42pm Listener Gregory:

These cuts are indeed deep.
  8:48pm Filip:

Seems that your volume for music is set quite low. Once you start talking your voice comes very loud. Could you crank up the volume on music at least by couple notches?
Avatar 🎭 8:56pm Listener Gregory:

Great show, Bronwyn. I heard a number of new things too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm Bronwyn Bishop:

thanks!! :)
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