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Blues and Beyond (4/18/15)

 

A bit of the blues, a salute to the Broadway musical “The Most Happy Fella,” and much more favorite music from core Radio Deluxe artists. It’s all here…this week, on Radio Deluxe.

 

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Blossom Dearie - Rhode Island Is Famous for You (The Diva Series)

Prudence Johnson - A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes (Little Dreamer)

Frank Sinatra - It Might as Well Be Spring (Sinatra & Strings)

Johnny Mercer - Indiana (Sweet Georgia Brown)

Joe Williams/George Shearing - Nobody's Heart (Heart and Soul)

Dick Hyman & Ken Peplowski - The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise (Dick Hyman & Ken Peplowski …Live at the Kitano)

Eric Bibb, Maria Muldaur, Rory Block - Don't Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down (Sisters and Brothers)

Catherine Russell - I'm Sticking with You Baby (Bring It Back)

Bonnie Raitt - You Got to Know How (Give It Up)

Maria Muldaur - Any Old Time (Rhino Hi-Five: Maria Muldaur)

Wendy Waldman - Mad Mad Me (Love Is the Only Goal: The Best of Wendy Waldman)

Tony Bennett - Remind Me (60 Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett)

Carmen McRae - Tip Toe Gently (Carmen McRae)

 

Wes Montgomery - A Day in the Life (A Day in the Life)

Dean Martin - Standing on the Corner (Dino: The Essential Dean Martin)

Ella Fitzgerald - Somebody Somewhere (Ella Sings Broadway)

Eddie Arnold & Chet Atkins - Big D (The Essential Chet Atkins)

Nat King Cole Trio - This Will Make You Laugh (Hit That Jive, Jack)

Hilary Kole - Better Than Anything (Haunted Heart)

Steven Pasquale - Something Like Love (Something Like Love)

Kurt Elling - Tight (Nightmoves)

Jo Stafford - Just Squeeze Me (Jo + Jazz)

Zoot Sims & Bucky Pizzarelli - What Is This Thing Called Love (Zoot Sims With Bucky Pizzarelli)

Clare Teal - Chasing Cars (Hey Ho)

John Pizzarelli - The Girl From Ipanema (Bossa Nova)

Kenny Davern - Exactly Like You (Breezin’ Along)

It’s All Here on Radio Deluxe

 

CHRISTOPHER LOUDON, JAZZ TIMES

 

"Among radio's greatest pleasures is each weekly installment of Radio Deluxe, two hours of great jazz and smart, sassy repartee from John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey, the hippest husband-and-wife team since Louis Prima and Keely Smith."

 

Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli has enjoyed visits by many memorable guests since its first show on December 3, 2005. Regis Philbin dropped by on Christmas weekend; Janis Siegel, of the Manhattan Transfer, brought biscotti; Margaret Whiting broke into a live song about her "Uncle Johnny" Mercer; Liza loved what John and Jessie had done with the apartment; Keely Smith told about being engaged to Frank Sinatra; and Stacey Kent revealed her favorite ski resorts and why none of them are in Holland. Other guests have been Tony Danza, Steve Tyrell, Kenny Rankin, Peter Cincotti, Ann Hampton Callaway, and of course, the members of the John Pizzarelli Quartet, along with daughter Madeline Pizzarelli and her grandfather, Bucky Pizzarelli.