Song Lists and List Songs (11/2/13)

John plays songs off lists made by experts he trusts (Jonathan Schwartz, Ross Porter, and Bucky Pizzarelli). And while he’s almost on the subject, he also plays some examples of that musical form known as list songs (“You’re the Top,” “All of You,” “Friendship,” etc.).

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Bobby Short - Real Live Girl (Live at the Café Carlyle)
Bobby Short - I'm in Love Again (Bobby Short Loves Cole Porter)
Bobby Short - You've Got That Thing (Bobby Short Loves Cole Porter)
Bobby Short - After You, Who? (Late Night at the Café Carlyle)
Frank Sinatra - Sweet Caroline (Some Nice Things I've Missed)
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - They Can't Take That Away from Me (Ella & Louis Sing Gershwin)
Frank Sinatra - All of You (Trilogy: Past, Present & Future)
Rosemary Clooney - You're the Top (Rosemary Clooney Sings the Music of Cole Porter)
Shirley Horn - Wouldn't It Be Loverly (Loads of Love/Shirley Horn with Horns)
Judy Garland & Johnny Mercer - Friendship (Definitive Collection)
Lena Horne - Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (All I Want Is You)
Bob Dorough - Johnny One Note (Devil May Care)
Bob Dorough - Polka Dots and Moonbeams (Devil May Care)
Shelly Mann & His Friends - Get Me to the Church on Time (My Fair Lady Jazz Excerpts)
Art Tatum - These Foolish Things (The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 8)

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orch. - The Intimacy of the Blues (And His Mother Called Him Bill)
Pat Metheny - This Nearly Was Mine (What's It All About)
Benny Goodman & His Orch. - Goodbye (Woody Allen - Music from His movies Vol. 1)
New York Swing. - Lookin' at you (Cole Porter Collective)
John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman - Angel Eyes (John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman)
Frank Sinatra - Can't We Be Friends (In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning)
Tony Bennett - What Are You Afraid Of? (The Art of Excellence)
Peggy Lee - Close Your Eyes (Mink Jazz)
Joe Derise - Personality (The Complete Bethlehem Collection)
Wynton Marsalis - Stardust (Hot House Flowers)
Erich Kunzel - Let Yourself Go! (Route 66: That Nelson Riddle Sound)
Gerry Mulligan - Get Happy (The Original Quartet with Chet Baker)
Dave Grusin - Fascinatin' Rhythm (The Very Best of Dave Grusin)