Friday, April 30, 2021

May 1, 2021: All in the Family (Moms and Dads)

We begin our "All in the Family" series with a show dedicated to Moms and Dads. Featuring songs like "Song for My Father" from Horace Silver, "My Mother's Eyes" from Etta Jones, and "Love and Marriage" from Frank Sinatra. This week, we celebrate families at Simply Timeless.

Playlist for May 1, 2021

Song for My FatherHorace SilverSong for My Father.Blue Note196507:15
Exactly Like YouEtta Jones & the Cedar Walton TrioA Soulful Sunday: Live at the Left Bank.Reel to Reel201805:03
What's Going On?Gene AmmonsMy Way.Prestige197104:15
Blues, You're the Mother of SinLila AmmonsGenealogy.Ind.201904:09
I Wonder Who My Daddy IsGregory PorterOne Night Only.Decca201903:54
At Your Mother's HouseRachael & VilrayRachael & Vilray.Nonesuch201903:19
A Mother's CryRodney WhitakerWhen We Find Ourselves Alone.Mack Avenue201404:55
StellaCarolina CalvacheVida Profunda.Ind.202004:03
My Heart Belongs to DaddyRené MarieI Wanna Be Evil.Motéma201307:10
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless ChildSingers UnlimitedThe Complete a Capella Sessions.MPS201404:31
Love and MarriageFrank SinatraThe Capitol Years.Capitol199002:37
Song for My FatherDouyéQuatro - Bossa Nova Deluxe.Groove Note201904:42
A Mother's LoveAllan HarrisNobody's Gonna Love You Better.Love Productions201604:54
Mack the Knife (-3 and inserts #1-3)Louis ArmstrongThe Complete Louis Armstrong RCA Victor and Columbia Studio Sessions (1946 - 1966).Mosaic202104:16
Is That All There Is?Peggy LeeIs That All There Is?.Capitol196904:19
The House of the Rising SunNina SimoneNina Simone Sings the Blues.RCA196703:49
Mother of EarlBill EvansAt the Montreux Jazz Festival.Verve199005:13
Tea for TwoSara GazarekBlossom & Bee.Palmetto201406:07
SummertimeElla FitzgeraldElla: The Lost Berlin Tapes.Verve202003:00
What's Going On?Take 6The Standard.Heads Up200804:11
My Mother's EyesEtta JonesMy Mother's Eyes.32 Jazz200305:46
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

In Studio: Lila Ammons

Minneapolis-based vocalist Lila Ammons joins us to discuss her own journey of musical discovery. Through that journey, she continues to discover a great deal within her own family legacy - thanks in part to the music of her grandfather, pianist Albert Ammons, and uncle, saxophonist Gene Ammons. More at

Saturday, April 24, 2021

April 24, 2021: Seven Steps to Heaven

We recently took a trip that was "Out of This World," and coming up on the next Simply Timeless, we gaze toward heaven. Join host Jay Daniels for heavenly songs from Miles Davis, Catherine Russell, and Jamie Cullum. It's "Seven Steps to Heaven" from Simply Timeless.

Playlist for April 24, 2021

Seven Steps to HeavenMiles DavisSeven Steps to Heaven.Columbia196306:21
How High the Moon (feat. Afro Blue)Patti AustinElla at 100: Live at the Apollo.Concord202004:45
In HeavenGregory PorterTake Me to the Alley.Blue Note201603:00
The Winds of HeavenMary Foster ConklinPhotographs.MockTurtle201503:49
Funny (Not Much)Nicolas BeardeI Remember You.Right Groove201904:52
Thank Heaven for Little GirlsChet BakerChet Baker Plays the Best of Lerner and Loewe.Riverside195904:33
All This and Heaven TooGreta MatassaAll This and Heaven Too: Live at Bake's Place.Origin200107:00
Down South Camp Meetin'Manhattan TransferBodies and Souls.Atlantic198303:00
A Sailboat in the MoonlightBillie HolidayThe Essential Billie Holiday: The Columbia Years.Columbia / Legacy201002:48
DianeRay CharlesDedicated to You.ABC-Paramount196103:47
This Is Heaven to MeMadeleine PeyrouxCareless Love.Rounder200403:11
Seven Steps to HeavenGRP All-Star Big BandGRP All-Star Big Band.GRP199206:00
Cheek to Cheek (feat. Wycliffe Gordon)SvetlanaNight at the Movies.Starr201904:46
HeavenlyHarry Connick, Jr.We Are in Love.Columbia199001:58
For Heaven's SakeMike Melito/Dino Losito QuartetYou're It!.Cellar202005:36
When Did You Leave Heaven?Catherine RussellAlone Together.Dot Time201905:01
Heaven Belongs to YouNina SimoneFodder on My Wings.Verve202003:35
Under a Blanket of BlueElla Fitzgerald & Louis ArmstrongElla and Louis.Verve195604:17
My Blue HeavenLucy YeghiazaryanBlue Heaven.Cellar Live201904:28
The Sand and the SeaNat King ColeThe Nat King Cole Story.Capitol196102:39
What a Difference a Day MadeJamie CullumTwentysomething.Verve200305:05
Can't Take My Eyes Off YouNancy WilsonCan't Take My Eyes Off You.Capitol197003:20
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

In Studio: Tamuz Nissim

Jazz music caught the attention of a young Tamuz Nissim while growing up with her family in Tel Aviv, Israel. After a number of stops along the way, Tamuz now resides in New York with her husband, guitarist Giorgos Nazos. You’ll hear the story of how they met along with how Tamuz’s own Israeli heritage has influenced her music. More at

Friday, April 16, 2021

April 17, 2021: Out of This World

In honor of Earth Day, we wanted to bring you a few songs are simply "Out of This World." Join host Jay Daniels for music from Veronica Swift, Dave Brubeck, and Alyssa Allgood. We'll see you on the radio for Simply Timeless.

Playlist for April 17, 2021

Out of This WorldThree SoundsOut of This World.Blue Note196206:32
To the Ends of the EarthNat King ColeThe Nat King Cole Story.Capitol196102:24
In a World of My Own (feat. Duchess)Kat EdmonsonDreamers Do.Spinnerette202003:46
That's the Way of the WorldCory WeedsLet's Groove.Cellar Live201706:06
A World Without LoveConnie EvingsonAll the Cats Join In.Minnehaha201403:52
When You're Smiling (the Whole World Smiles with You)Frank SinatraSinatra's Swingin' Session! And More.Capitol196001:58
Everybody Wants to Rule the WorldLa LuchaEverybody Wants to Rule the World.Arbors202006:35
I've Got the World on a StringChick Corea & Bobby McFerrinThe Musician.Concord201605:54
People Make the World Go 'RoundKandace SpringsIndigo.Blue Note201805:01
The Day the World Stopped TurningJohnny HartmanThe Voice That Is!.Impulse!196502:27
This Bitter EarthVeronica SwiftThis Bitter Earth.Mack Avenue202104:25
Out of This WorldElla FitzgeraldThe Harold Arlen Songbook, Vol. 2.Verve196102:41
Show Me the Way to Get Out of This WorldMary Foster ConklinBlues for Breakfast.Rhombus200603:37
The World Falls AwayRodney WhitakerWhen We Find Ourselves Alone.Mack Avenue201405:28
You're All the World to MeTony BennettSteppin' Out.Columbia199303:07
Take Me to the WorldCyrille AiméeMove On: A Sondheim Adventure.Mack Avenue201903:36
The Most Beautiful Girl in the WorldDave Brubeck QuartetMusic from West Side Story.Columbia198605:15
Everybody Wants to Rule the WorldKari KirklandWild Is the Wind.Slea Head202104:05
Around the WorldJonah JonesThe Capitol Records Collection.Capitol201002:23
What the World Needs Now Is LoveBill FrisellValentine.Blue Note202005:49
What a Wonderful WorldNicole ZuraitisAll Wandering Hearts.Dot Time202003:04
In a Quiet Place (Kei's Song)Mark Winkler & David BenoitOld Friends.Café Pacific202104:28
This Bitter EarthAlyssa AllgoodWhat Tomorrow Brings.Cellar202103:57
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

November 27, 2021: Home Cookin'

You're invited to a hearty feast of jazz music as we celebrate Thanksgiving. Joining us are special guests like Russell Malone, Sarah Va...