Hosted & posted by Andy “Tache Is Getting Bigger” Bell
It’s a the last month of the year my friends and so I am beginning to introduce a seasonal element into the show.
I will also be wearing tinsel somewhere or other on my body during each program between now and December 24th (the Christmas Eve show will have a non-surprise guest co-presenter … I wonder who that might be?)
And the new feature I mentioned last week ?
Well it’s having the same artist two weeks in a row.
It’s Frank Sinatra whose completes the musical quinella this week.
And as a bonus we’ve got another version of Brazil … or rather Brasil.
On with the show, this is it!
Jump Children – The Flamingos
“Universally hailed as one of the finest and most influential vocal groups in pop music history, the Flamingos defined doo wop at its most elegant and sophisticated, their matchless harmonies profoundly impacting the Motown Sound of the 1960s and the Philly soul of the following decade.” www.allmusic.com.au
Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting – Elton John
Elton aka Reg went to my school (Pinner Grammar School – http://www.pinneroldstudents.co.uk/)
Little Birdie – Paul Armfield (www.paularmfield.com/)
The Glory Of Love – Bette Midler
It Must Be Him – Lee Adam Wilshier
Ticket To Ride – The Beatles
The Best Is Yet To Come – Tony Bennett & Diana Krall
The Best Is Yet To Come – Mabel Mercer
And after two very different versions of this wonderful Cy Coleman song, let’s see how the composer himself deals with it.
This song was the last Frank inatra sang in public, on February 25, 1995. And the words “The Best is Yet to Come” are etched on his tombstone. Therefore …
I’m A Fool To Want You – Frank Sinatra
Only A Rose – Geraint Watkins
Living In The 70s – Skyhooks
Snowfall Cha-cha – George Shearing
Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap
House Of The Rising Sun – Josh White (http://www.elijahwald.com/josh.html)
The Baseball Game – Falsettoland (Cast)
Falsettoland opened on June 28th, 1990 and is the third in a trio of one-act musicals centering on Marvin, his wife Trina, his psychiatrist Mendel, his son Jason, and his gay lover Whizzer Brown ! It also dealt with HIV/AIDS. As well as having “content”, it also had great tunes.
Blue Angel – Roy Orbison
Brasil – Shelly Scown Quartet
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
The Times They Are A-changin’ – Bob Dylan
Hasta La Vista – Ruslan Alehno