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

In Studio: Ann Hampton Callaway

The music of Ann Hampton Callaway has been a mainstay during our weekly programs from Simply Timeless. This week, Ann joins us to share the story of her journey of musical discovery along with many of the memorable moments from her career. Later in this podcast, you’ll hear her latest work - “Carry On.” We begin our discussion with a chat about her influences while growing up in Chicago. More at

Friday, July 17, 2020

July 18, 2020: Celebrating America (The Heartland)

We continue westward through the heartland of America. Beegie Adair will take us to the toddlin' town of Chicago. Wichita Lineman gets a fresh treatment from Dave Stryker. And Benny Goodman shares a Beatles tune with Rocky Raccoon. Join host Jay Daniels for "Celebrating America" from Simply Timeless.

Playlist for July 18, 2020

(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66Rosemary ClooneySongs from the Girl Singer.Concord199907:46
Blues Medley (Goin’ to Chicago Blues; Kansas City; Every Day I Have the Blues)DIVA Jazz Orchestra & Marlena ShawSwingin' Life.MCG Jazz201404:12
Theme from "The Cincinnati Kid"Earl Klugh TrioEarl Klugh Trio Volume 2: Sounds and Visions.Warner199304:52
(Back Home Again in) IndianaAaron Weinstein3x3.Chesky201903:48
Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)Beegie AdairThe Frank Sinatra Collection.Green Hill199902:53
The Dry Cleaner from Des MoinesJoni MitchellMingus.Asylum197903:20
Iowa StubbonJimmy GiuffreThe Music Man.Atlantic195803:55
Ya Got TroubleRobert PrestonThe Music Man (Original Film Soundtrack).Warner196203:58
Always True to You in My FashionDella ReeseDella Della Cha Cha Cha.RCA Victor196003:16
My Cousin in MilwaukeeElla FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book.Verve195903:07
Lake MarieJohn PrineLost Dogs + Mixed Blessings.Oh Boy199505:58
(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66Manhattan Transfer & Oscar PetersonA Tribute to Oscar Peterson: Live at the Town Hall.Telarc199604:19
St. Louis BluesLouis Armstrong & Velma MiddletonLive at the 1958 Monterey Jazz Festival.Monterey Jazz Festival200706:25
You Came a Long Way from St. LouisHilary GardnerThe Great City.Anzic201404:21
Ding-Dong! The Witch Is DeadHarry Connick, Jr.Songs I Heard.Columbia200102:04
Wichita LinemanDave StrykerBlue Soul.Ind.202005:30
Oh! What a Beautiful Mornin'Connie EvingsonI Have Dreamed.Minniehaha199504:04
Little Rock GetawayDonald ByrdByrd Blows on Beacon Hill.Blue Note195607:03
Rocky RaccoonBenny Goodman & Jack SheldonLive at Carnegie Hall: 40th Anniversary Concert.London197803:21
My Kind of Town (Chicago Is)Frank SinatraSinatra Reprise: The Very Good Years.Reprise199103:09
The House I Live InMahalia JacksonA City Called Heaven.Rare Pearls201404:40
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

January 22, 2022: Peace

Have the past few months left you a little tired and rundown? Maybe you could use a little peace and quiet. Join host Jay Daniels for peacef...