Episode 10 | Golden Leaves of Autumn

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Golden Leaves of Autumn

If you love the golden voices of classic crooners this show is for you!  Velvet-voiced gentlemen Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Perry Como and more sing Fall standards, and for Autumn sparkle listen to lovely ladies like Jo Stafford, Ella Fitzgerald, and Etta James.  Remember “Fall-ing” in love with this Episode!


 

TRACK LIST

Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall in Love) Ella Fitzgerald (00:00:39)

Autumn in New York Tony Bennett (00:04:18)

What a Diff’rence a Day Made Tony Bennett (00:07:20)

Blue Velvet Tony Bennett (00:09:37)

When I Fall In Love Celine Dion & Clive Griffin (00:12:40)

Stardust Nat King Cole (00:16:55)

In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning Carly Simon (00:20:05)

Autumn Leaves Jo Stafford (00:23:25)

September In the Rain Jo Stafford (00:25:56)

You Belong to Me Jo Stafford (00:28:48)

I’ll Be Seeing You Jo Stafford (00:31:49)

September Song Frank Sinatra (00:34:46)

It Was a Very Good Year Frank Sinatra (00:38:12)

The Way You Look Tonight Frank Sinatra 00:42:34)

It Had to Be You Frank Sinatra (00:45:54)

Try to Remember Perry Como (00:49:50)

For the Good Times Perry Como (00:54:16)

And I Love You So Perry Como (00:57:51)

Since I Fell For You George Benson (01:01:16)

Blue Moon Mel Torme (01:04:19)

Moonglow Doris Day (01:07:58)

Moon River Andy Williams (01:11:46)

Misty Johnny Mathis (01:14:40)

The Last Time I Felt Like This Johnny Mathis and Jane Oliver (01:18:10)

The Twelfth of Never Johnny Mathis (01:20:59)

Days of Wine and Roses Andy Williams (01:23:34)

Misty Blue Dorothy Moore (01:26:16)

What’ll I Do Linda Ronstadt (01:29:48)

The Way We Were Barbra Streisand (01:33:49)

Once Upon a Time John Gary (01:38:08)

There Will Never Be Another You Nat King Cole (01:41:02)

Unforgettable Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole (01:44:35)

At Last Etta James (01:48:00)

Til There Was You John Gary (01:50:55)

Somewhere Along the Way Bette Midler (01:53:30)

On My Way to You Barbra Streisand (01:55:44)

As Time Goes By Frank Sinatra (01:59:26)

Always Frank Sinatra (02:02:39)

The Best is Yet to Come Tony Bennett (02:05:42)

What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life Dusty Springfield (02:08:19)

When October Goes Barry Manilow (02:12:05)


SCRIPT

LOVELANE RADIO EPISODE 10 – GOLDEN LEAVES OF AUTUMN

Hello and welcome back to LoveLane Radio, where we celebrate life with love and joy. I’m your host, Linda Davison. We’re recording this show in October, and I wanted to share with you some golden standards that are wonderful to listen to this time of year. Pour yourself a cup of hot tea and relax, or maybe you’d like to listen to this Episode during a holiday celebration or romantic dinner….we’ll feature plenty of perfect songs for slow-dancing! It’s Fall….let’s do it….let’s fall in love, with the legendary Miss Ella Fitzgerald….

SONG 1 Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall in Love) Ella Fitzgerald 

Tony Bennett, who just celebrated his 90th birthday and still going strong, was born in Astoria, Queens, New York. He founded the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in his hometown. In his honor, New York City proclaimed that October 24th is “Tony Bennett Day.” Here’s Tony with some fall classics…

SONG 2 Autumn in New York Tony Bennett

SONG 3 What A Diff’rence a Day Made Tony Bennett

SONG 4 Blue Velvet Tony Bennett

Up next are songs featured in the much-loved movie, “Sleepless in Seattle,” starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. We’ll hear Nat King Cole with “Stardust,” Carly Simon singing “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning,” and to kick off the set, a hit duet from Canadian Celine Dion and Brit Clive Griffin….a brilliant song for Fall, “When I Fall in Love.” 

SONG 5 When I Fall In Love Celine Dion & Clive Griffin

SONG 6 Stardust Nat King Cole

SONG 7 In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning Carly Simon

Jo Stafford upheld the gold standard as a singer and a person. Not only was she a frequent performer at World War II USO shows, earning her the nickname, “G.I. Jo,” she also insisted on responding personally to letters from the troops. I hope you enjoy the following set of fall classics from beautiful Jo Stafford….

SONG 8 Autumn Leaves Jo Stafford

SONG 9 September In the Rain Jo Stafford

SONG 10 You Belong to Me Jo Stafford

SONG 11 I’ll Be Seeing You Jo Stafford

Next up is Ol’ Blue Eyes himself…Frank Sinatra is exceptional not only for his voice but also for his phrasing and depth of emotion. Here are some golden songs of Autumn from Frank….

SONG 12 September Song Frank Sinatra

SONG 13 It Was a Very Good Year Frank Sinatra

SONG 14 The Way You Look Tonight Frank Sinatra

SONG 15 It Had to Be You Frank Sinatra 

Another classic crooner, Perry Como, was nicknamed “Mr. Relaxation” because his singing sounded so smooth and effortless. I hope you enjoy these golden Fall standards from “Mr. C.”….

SONG 16 Try to Remember Perry Como

SONG 17 For the Good Times Perry Como

SONG 18 And I Love You So Perry Como

The last song, “And I Love You So,” was written by “American Pie” songwriter Don McLean, and was a huge hit for Perry in 1973 – he was 61 and still had an incredible voice. 

Jazz guitarist George Benson’s version of another Fall song, “Since I Fell for You” is next. Enjoy!

SONG 19 Since I Fell For You George Benson

“Harvest Moons” in late summer and autumn are especially beautiful, and I’d like to share with you some timeless tunes of the moon….here are Mel Torme, Doris Day and Andy Williams.

SONG 20 Blue Moon Mel Torme

SONG 21 Moonglow Doris Day

SONG 22 Moon River Andy Williams

Someone whose voice sounds particularly stunning this time of year is Johnny Mathis, who is one of the top-selling music artists of the 20th Century. Here’s Johnny with his signature tune, “Misty,” the theme from the Alan Alda/Ellen Burstyn movie, “Same Time Next Year,” and his classic song, “The Twelfth of Never” which was the B-side to his #1 Hit record, “Chances Are.”

SONG 23 Misty Johnny Mathis

SONG 24 The Last Time I Felt Like This Johnny Mathis and Jane Oliver

SONG 25 The Twelfth of Never Johnny Mathis

Autumn is a season when we reflect on the year that is closing as well as our loves and our lives in years past. If you’re reminiscing, I hope the following golden standards from Andy Williams, Dorothy Moore, Linda Ronstadt and Barbara Streisand will warm your memories.

SONG 26 Days of Wine and Roses Andy Williams

SONG 27 Misty Blue Dorothy Moore

SONG 28 What’ll I Do Linda Ronstadt

SONG 29 The Way We Were Barbra Streisand

A gorgeous song about lost love is “Once Upon a Time” which has been covered by many music artists but I’d like to feature John Gary’s version. John was Elvis and Frank Sinatra’s favorite singer because of his extraordinary breath control, the tonal quality of his voice, and his exceptionally wide vocal range of 3 ½ octaves. John made it seem so effortless to transition from a robust baritone to a sweet tenor, often within the same song. Here is John Gary with, “Once Upon a Time.”

SONG 30 Once Upon a Time John Gary

Next up are two “unforgettable” melodies from Nat King Cole. Nat sings “There Will Never Be Another You,” and, through the wonders of modern technology, we also have a duet with his daughter Natalie, “Unforgettable.”

SONG 31 There Will Never Be Another You Nat King Cole

SONG 32 Unforgettable Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole

If I may paraphrase Oscar-winning Best Picture “Gigi,” for some of us, instead of falling in love at once, it sometimes happens that we fall in love at last. For those “late bloomers” among us, here are some timeless songs about finding love later in life. We’ll kick off the set with Etta James’ classic, “At Last”…

SONG 33 At Last Etta James

SONG 34 Till There Was You John Gary

SONG 35 Somewhere Along the Way Bette Midler

SONG 36 On My Way to You Barbra Streisand

You may want to break out the martinis or hot toddies….For your listening pleasure, here are some more golden songs of love from Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett….

SONG 37 As Time Goes By Frank Sinatra

SONG 38 Always Frank Sinatra

SONG 39 The Best is Yet to Come Tony Bennett

As our “Golden Leaves of Autumn” show nears its close, I’d like to thank you again for joining us and for your support and donations. I invite you to join the LoveLane Radio community on Twitter and Facebook, and I would welcome your iTune Reviews. 

Our next serenade was nominated for a Best Original Song Academy Award. It’s been covered by many talented artists, but I think Dusty Springfield’s version is the most magical. Here is Dusty, with “What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life.”

SONG 40 What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life Dusty Springfield

I’d like to close this Episode with a special song called “When October Goes.” Brilliant songwriter and lyricist Johnny Mercer had a passionate love affair with Judy Garland, who may have been the love of his life. When Johnny died, his widow found unfinished song lyrics and took them to his friend Barry Manilow, to see if he could complete the lyrics and compose music to match. Barry did, and the result was this beautiful and haunting tune. This is your host Linda Davison signing off for now, with hopes that you are living Life in the LoveLane.

SONG 41 When October Goes Barry Manilow