Friday, August 7, 2020

August 8, 2020: Joy Inside My Tears

Along with the laughter of life comes a few tears along the way. This week, instead of featuring sad songs, we offer songs about the joy inside our tears. Join host Jay Daniels as we bring you music from Cassandra Wilson, Dave Brubeck, Carmen McRae, and Stevie Wonder during this week's Simply Timeless.

Playlist for August 8, 2020

Cry Me a RiverMichael BubléCrazy Love.Reprise200904:13
There Ain't No Sweet Man Worth the Salt of My TearsDuchessDuchess.Anzic201502:59
Don't Let the Sun Catch You Cryin'Lafayette Harris, Jr.You Can't Lose with the Blues.Savant202004:19
Drown in My Own TearsRachel CaswellWe're All in the Dance.Turtle Ridge201804:56
When Doves CryDave StrykerBlue Soul.Strikezone202006:26
Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to DryGrant StewartRise and Shine.Cellar202008:20
I Don't Wanna Cry AnymoreVeronica SwiftConfessions.Mack Avenue201903:07
I Cry Before My Country, I Leap Across Its SeasJazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra & Wynton MarsalisRock Chalk Suite.Blue Engine202003:59
Why Should I Cry Over You?Nat King ColeDear Lonely Hearts.Capitol196202:20
Willow Weep for MeSinne EegEeg - Fonnesbæk.Ind.201505:16
Cry Me a RiverCassandra Wilson & Count Basie OrchestraElla at 100: Live at the Apollo.Concord202005:21
Crying Out My Heart for YouElla Fitzgerald & Chick WebbThe Greatest Recordings of the Big Band Era (93).Franklin Mint198502:58
Willie the WeeperLouis Armstrong & His Hot SevenThe Louis Armstrong Story, Volume II.Columbia195603:08
Don't Cry BabyMadeleine PeyrouxCareless Love.Rounder200403:15
When a Gypsy Makes His Violin CryErroll GarnerGemini.Mack Avenue202006:23
I Cried for YouSarah VaughanThis Is Jazz.Sony Legacy199602:26
A Mother's CryRodney WhitakerWhen We Find Ourselves Alone.Mack Avenue201404:55
Mary, Don't You WeepAretha FranklinAmazing Grace.Atlantic197207:27
Joy Inside My TearsStevie WonderSongs in the Key of Life.Motown197605:39
I Heard You Cried Last NightPhil Woods & Vic JurisSongs One.Philology201504:08
Weep No MoreDave Brubeck & Carmen McRaeTime Signatures: A Career Retrospective.Sony Legacy200002:46
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

Thursday, August 6, 2020

In Studio: Benny Green

The musical journey for pianist Benny Green continues with his latest release called “Benny’s Crib.” While Benny has long been known for his work as an acoustic pianist, this album prominently showcases his talents at the Fender Rhodes. Benny will tell us about how the music of 70s influenced his love for that instrument… plus, he’ll share some details about a new solo piano project. More at

Friday, July 31, 2020

August 1, 2020: Laughing at Life

Some have said that laughter may help you to live a longer life. Maybe that's true! Join host Jay Daniels as we laugh a little this week. You'll hear film favorites from Duke Ellington and Frank Sinatra plus new music from Cory Weeds and Leslie Beukelman. This week we're "Laughing at Life" during Simply Timeless.

Playlist for August 1, 2020

Laughing at LifeDuchessLaughing at Life.Anzic201706:07
I Love to LaughDuke EllingtonPlays with the Original Motion Picture Score "Mary Poppins".Reprise196402:27
Life Is Just a Bowl of CherriesHolly ColeHolly Cole.Alert200703:02
Nancy (with the Laughing Face)Cory WeedsDay by Day.Cellar202006:01
When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ AlongLouis ArmstrongI Like Jazz: The Essence of Louis Armstrong.Legacy / Columbia199102:03
They All LaughedQuiana Lynell & Jamison RossA Little Love.Concord201903:33
Just Kiddin' AroundArtie ShawJumpin' Jive!.Horatio Nelson199903:22
Laugh! Clown! Laugh!Sheila JordanPortrait of Sheila.Blue Note198903:09
Born to Be BlueGeorge Shearing & Mel TorméAn Evening with George Shearing & Mel Tormé.Concord198205:13
In a Mellow ToneSonny StittSonny Stitt with Strings: A Tribute to Duke Ellington.Catalyst197704:41
Bewitched, Bothered, & BewilderedElla FitzgeraldFirst Lady of Song.Verve199307:03
Laughing at LifeBillie Holiday & Lester YoungA Musical Romance.Sony Legacy200202:52
Mr. BojanglesChristian McBride Big BandBringin' It.Mack Avenue201706:15
They All LaughedOscar PetersonOscar Peterson Plays The George Gershwin Song Book.Verve199602:28
I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out of My LifeLeslie BeukelmanGolden Daffodil.Woolgathering202004:09
Laugh! Cool ClownNat King Cole TrioThe Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio.Capitol199303:19
I Get Along without You Very WellJohnny SummersBaker's Dozen.Cellar202004:49
Days of Wine and RosesFrank SinatraDays of Wine and Roses, Moon River, and Other Academy Award Winners.Reprise196402:13
A Hundred Years from TodayMaxine SullivanMaxine.Audiophile198203:05
Love Is the ThingNat King ColeLove Is the Thing.Capitol195703:02
You're Laughing at MeGene AmmonsGentle Jug, Volume 2.Fantasy199503:56
This Will Make You LaughDaryl ShermanLook What I Found.Arbors199604:14
When Sunny Gets BlueJohnny Mathis16 Most Requested Songs.Columbia198602:44
The Masquerade Is OverNancy Wilson & Cannonball AdderleyNancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley.Capitol196204:13
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

In Studio: Sarah Partridge

Vocalist and composer Sarah Partridge has been working hard on her latest project - Portraits of Wisdom: A Musical History of Women in STEM… that’s the acronym for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. You’ll hear more about that in a moment… along with some of the inspirations which have led Sarah to this point. More at

Friday, July 24, 2020

July 25, 2020: Celebrating America (The West)

Our journey across America wraps up this week as we travel to the western states. Nelson Riddle brings us the theme from TV's "Route 66," while Rene Marie takes us down the Colorado River. Plus, a rarely heard recording of California Dreamin' from Hugh Masekela. Join Jay Daniels for "Celebrating America" from Simply Timeless.

Playlist for July 25, 2020

Route 66 ThemeNelson RiddleRoute 66 Theme and Other Great TV Themes.Capitol196202:08
Home on the RangeConnie Boswell & Bob CrosbyHome on the Range (Single).Brunswick193802:34
Swingtime in the RockiesBenny GoodmanThe Great Years.RCA Camden197903:10
Don't Fence Me InElla FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book.Verve195603:16
The Lady Is a TrampSusannah McCorkleFrom Bessie to Brazil.Concord Jazz199304:50
I Lost My Sugar in Salt Lake CityBilly EckstineVerve Jazz Masters 22.Verve199403:06
Love's Been Good to MeNina SimoneA Single Woman.Elektra199303:06
IdahoErroll GarnerToo Marvelous for Words.Verve199003:58
(I've Got) Beginner's LuckPatti Austin & Gregory HinesThe Gershwins in Hollywood.Decca199103:28
Moon River / Calling YouTierney Sutton BandScreenPlay.BFM Jazz201904:38
California Dreamin'Hugh MasekelaHugh Masekela's Next Album.MGM196603:51
California FogAndrea BrachfeldInto the World: A Musical Offering.Shaneye200804:53
Colorado River SongRené MarieSound of Red.Motema201603:19
Open Highway (Route 66 Theme)Teri ThorntonSings Open Highway (The Theme from "Route 66").Columbia196302:50
Air Mail SpecialBenny GoodmanB. G. in Hi-Fi.Capitol195503:36
Air Mail SpecialElla FitzgeraldFirst Lady of Song.Verve199404:19
By the Time I Get to PhoenixShirley ScottLean on Me.Cadet197208:25
Do You Know the Way to San Jose?Richard "Groove" HolmesBlue Notes Plays Burt Bacharach.Blue Note200403:56
City of RosesEsperanza SpaldingRadio Music Society.Concord201204:33
Eden BluesÉdith PiafEternelle.Capitol198703:15
Love's Been Good to MeFrank SinatraA Man Alone.Reprise196903:22
(Our) Love Is Here to StayLizzie Thomas & Russell MaloneNew Sounds from the Jazz Age.Ind.202003:49
I Left My Heart in San FranciscoTony BennettThe Essential Tony Bennett.Columbia200202:48
The House I Live InDianne ReevesHigher Ground: Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert.Jazz at Lincoln Center200504:58
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

August 8, 2020: Joy Inside My Tears

Along with the laughter of life comes a few tears along the way. This week, instead of featuring sad songs, we offer songs about the joy ins...