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In a Mellow Tone

Jazz

Sat 6.00PM–7.00PM

Public Radio sometimes makes a place for rare programming jewels, for which there would otherwise not be a platform. We think we've happened on such a jewel in Willie Dixon Jr., Host of "In a Mellow Tone". Brimming with personality and the joy of being alive, Mr. Dixon is 83 years young, and describes himself as a "distinguished man of color". His show is intimate, and personal. And his music selections hearken back to some of the most soulful, most swinging music from back in the day. As baby boomers, lots of this music was impressed on our psyche at a young age. It's the music our parents were playing and partying to. We're talking about Count Basie, Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra, Ben Webster, Nancy Wilson, Johnny Mathis, Alberta Hunter, Esther Phillips, Louis Armstrong -- grown folks' music. And Willie Dixon Jr. has an ear for the very best selections, that have stood up over time -- still evoking the same human emotions that they did a couple of generations ago. But the music is just a part of the appeal

MOST RECENT PLAYLIST

Jazz Matinee (Jazz)

Sat Jan 19th 2019 12.00pm–4.00pm

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Time zone: eastern

3:08pm

Count Basie “i Left My Heart In San Francisco”
from This Time CD Album (Reprise rhino.com 1963)

3:05pm

Count Basie “This could be the start of something big”
from This Time CD Album (Reprise rhino.com 1963)

3:02pm

Jackie Cain And Roy Kral “pent-up house”
composed by rollins
from Jackie Cain and Roy Kral LP (brunswick)

2:59pm

Jackie Cain And Roy Kral “you're my thrill”
from Jackie Cain and Roy Kral LP (brunswick)

2:55pm

Urbie Green “I ain't got nobody”
from All About Urbie Green (ABC Par)

2:52pm

Urbie Green “Cherokee”
composed by Ray Noble
from All About Urbie Green (ABC Par)

2:49pm

Stan Kenton & Ann Richards “interlude”
from with voices

2:46pm

Stan Kenton & Ann Richards “all about ronnie”
from kenton with voices

2:43pm

The Mello Larks “shootin high”
from just for a lark

2:39pm

Ernestine Anderson “Welcome to the club”
composed by torme
from Ernestine Anderson (VERVE REISSUES Capitol 1958)

2:35pm

Art Farmer & Benny Golson “i Remember Clifford”
composed by golson
from Meet the Jazztet CD Album (Marathon Media International Ltd. 2011)

2:32pm

Dinah Washington “caravan”
composed by Ellington
from great ladies

2:27pm

Etta Jones “I'm in the mood for love”
from Doin' What She Does Best CD Album (savoy jazz 1998)

2:21pm

Vince Guaraldi “samba de Orfeu”
composed by Bonfa/Maria
from Jazz Impressions Of Black Orpheus CD Album (Fantasy Blue Note 2003)

2:18pm

Pearl Bailey “Here You Come with Love”
from great ladies

2:15pm

Pearl Bailey “easy street”
composed by A. Jones
from great ladies

2:12pm

Nancy Wilson “Gee Baby - Ain't I Good to You”
from TLC LP

2:09pm

Nancy Wilson “Don't go to Strangers”
from TLC LP

2:06pm

Bobby Hackett “Sugar blues”
from greatest hits

2:03pm

Bobby Hackett “What's new”
from greatest hits

2:00pm

Stan GEtz - Joao Gilberto “vivo sonhando”
composed by A C Jobim
from Getz/Gilberto CD Album (Polygram 1993)

1:57pm

Stan GEtz - Joao Gilberto “girl from ipanema”
composed by A C Jobim
from Getz/Gilberto CD Album (Polygram 1993)

1:54pm

Max Roach & Clifford Brown “parisian thoroughfare”
from in concert

1:47pm

June Christy “Spring can really hang you up the most”
from The Song Is June (Black Sheep Muisc)

1:43pm

Tony Bennett & Bill Evans “The touch of your lips”
composed by noble
from The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album CD Album (Fantasy/Concord 2006)

1:41pm

Patti Page “I've got my eyes on you”
from The Collection, Vol. 3 (Marmot Music)

1:38pm

Mel Tormé “sweet georgia brown”
from dektet

1:35pm

Tony Bennet “the very thought of you”
from duets

1:32pm

Oscar Petereson “stella by starlight”
from blues etude

1:29pm

Oscar Peterson “if i were a bell”
composed by Loesser
from Blues Etude LP (Limelight)

1:26pm

Eydie Gorme “besame mucho”
from i feel so spanish

1:23pm

Jeri Southern “I remember you”
from When Your Heart's On Fire LP (Decca)

1:20pm

Jeri Southern “He Was Too Good for Me”
from when your...

1:17pm

Nelson Riddle “let's Face the Music and Dance”
composed by berlin
from Let's Face the Music (jasmine records)

1:14pm

Lambert, Hendricks & Ross “Midnight Indigo”
composed by Ellington
from sings ellington (Hot Record Society)

1:11pm

Lambert, Hendricks & Ross “Things ain't what they used to be”
composed by Ellington
from sings ellington (Hot Record Society)

1:07pm

Bill Henderson “I've got a crush on you”
composed by Gershwin
from 'swonderful CD Album (Verve 1992)

1:04pm

Joe Williams “Night Time is the right time”
from Everyday I Have The Blues LP Album (Roulette ARCD 1943 1959)

1:01pm

Joe Williams “Goin to Chicago”
from joe williams

12:58pm

Dizzy Gilespie “oh, lady be good”
composed by gershwin
from 'swonderful

12:55pm

Mary Kaye Trio “i got lost in his arms”
from jackpot

12:52pm

Mary Kaye Trio “besame mucho”
from jackpot

12:49pm

Duke Ellington “pyramid”
composed by ellington/tizol/gordon/mills
from the essential duke ellington CD Album (sony/bmg/columbia 2005)

12:46pm

Duke Ellington “Things Ain't What Thay Used to Be”
composed by ellington
from greatest hits CD Album (Sony 1990)

12:43pm

Count Basie “Tickle toe”
from One O'Clock Jump CD Album (Signature 1974)

12:40pm

Ella Fitzgerald “where or when”
composed by Rodgers/Hart
from rodgers/hart songbook (Verve 2001)

12:37pm

Doris Day “soon”
composed by Rodgers/Hart
from Hits, Hollywood & Broadway (Sony Music Entertainment)

12:34pm

Doris Day “I've got my love to keep me warm”
from Hooray for Hollywood CD Single

12:31pm

Ella Fitgerald “everything i've got”
composed by Rodgers/Hart
from rodgers and hart

12:28pm

Ella Fitzgerald “you took advantage of me”
composed by Rodgers/Hart
from rodgers/hart songbook (Verve 2001)

12:22pm

Blossom Dearie “someone to watch over me”
composed by Gershwins
from Jazz Masters 51 - Blossom Dearie CD Album (Verve 1999)

12:19pm

Peggy Lee “Somebody loves me”
composed by deSylvia & MacDonald
from Pete Kelly's Blues CD (Giant Steps 1955)

12:16pm

Peggy Lee “sugar”
composed by Mitchell & E & M Pinkard
from Pete Kelly's Blues CD (Giant Steps 1955)

12:13pm

Peggy Lee “oh, didn't he ramble”
from pete kelly

12:10pm

Harry James “smog bound”
from dance bands

12:06pm

Stan Kenton “I'm Glad There's You”
from Jazz Masters: Stan Kenton (Unequal Halves)

12:03pm

Woody Herman “i hadn't anyone till you”
from dance to the bands


Like everything else, times are approximate. Spinitron and this station are not liable for errors or omissions.