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PLAYLIST FOR “BIRDS” (AN ARCHIVE SHOW FROM 3.19.11)

11 Mar

I took the week off to renew my poetic license. This required standing for hours in a long waiting line, keeping my head when all about me were losing theirs and blaming it on me; and listening to everyone around me muttering something about “the road not taken.” A really creepy experience. Ok, I’m not so happy with my license photo (why did the photographer tell me not to make eye contact with the camera?), but at least I’m good to go for another year.  Talk to you on Saturday night. 

 SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  Album or CD Title

  • LITTLE JAZZ BIRD  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Let Yourself Go”
  • HOW HIGH THE MOON/ORNITHOLOGY  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Azure-te”
  • BIRD SONG  /  Mel Torme and Cleo Laine  /  “Nothing Without You”
  • ROBBINS NEST  /  Ella Fitzgerald/Count Basie  /  “Ella And Basie”
  • A NIGHTINGALE SANG IN BERKELEY SQUARE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra Sings Great Songs from Great Britain”
  • SKYLARK  /  Inga Swearingen  /  “Unreleased Performance”
  • FLIGHT OF THE FOO BIRDS  /  Count Basie  /  “Atomic Basie”
  • FLIGHT OF THE FOO BIRDS  /  The Real Group  /  “Un-Real”
  • BYE, BYE BLACKBIRD  /  Halie Loren  /  “After Dark”
  • BLACKBIRD  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • BOBWHITE  /  BobbyDarin/Johnny Mercer  /  “Two of a Kind”
  • THE EAGLE AND ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Live at Vine Street”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)