Audio CLIP – OSCAR PETERSON, “MOONGLOW”
Welcome to Afterglow, [a show of vocal jazz and popular song from the Great American Songbook], I’m your host, Mark Chilla.
Summer vacation period has officially started, so… this 7 days on the present, we’re checking out the Fantastic American Songbook of the jet set. Coming up this hour, we’ll explore tunes about touring, sung by your favorites, which includes Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, and Tony Bennett. We’ll travel by aircraft with music like “Come Fly With Me,” by train with songs like “I Imagined About You,” and journey to some “Far Away Places” which include Rio De Janeiro.
It’s Let us Get Absent From It All, coming up next on Afterglow
Songs – TOMMY DORSEY AND HIS ORCHESTRA, “LET’S GET Absent FROM IT ALL”
Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra stay on the NBC Radio Community on June 12, 1941 with the Matt Dennis and Tom Adair track “Let’s Get Away From It All.” That overall performance took area on the rooftop back garden of the Hotel Astor in New York Town. That variation featured numerous of Dorsey’s standard vocalists, which includes Jo Stafford and her vocal team The Pied Pipers, together with Dorsey’s two showcased soloists Connie Haines and a young Frank Sinatra. Sinatra would return to that song yet again more than 15 many years afterwards as a solo artist.
New music CLIP – J.J. JOHNSON AND KAI WINDING, “LET’S GET Away FROM IT ALL”
Mark Chilla here on Afterglow. On this clearly show, we’re using a vacation with the Wonderful American Songbook, exploring music all about acquiring absent from it all. Coming up, we’ll listen to tracks about traveling by boat, by train, and by plane… in actuality, let us begin up in the air with a couple aircraft music.
The heyday of the American Songbook coincided with the introduction of commercial air vacation, the place using a trip to a much absent land was in no way a lot easier and never ever speedier. So, it’s not also significantly of a surprise that flying significant in the sky to exotic lands turned a recurrent track subject from the 1920s via the 1960s. It was even the principle powering Frank Sinatra and Billy May’s 1957 album Appear Fly With Me, which I’ll sample from a handful of moments this hour.
In addition to some set up criteria about planet travels, Sinatra also integrated some more recent touring tunes penned by his pals and frequent songwriting associates Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn. Let us listen to just one now. This is the title observe from that album, Frank Sinatra with “Come Fly With Me,” on Afterglow.
Songs – FRANK SINATRA, “COME FLY WITH ME”
New music – JERI SOUTHERN, “LET’S FLY AWAY”
Two music about traveling away, composed about 25 many years aside. Just now, the Cole Porter music “Let’s Fly Absent,” composed for the 1930 Broadway musical The New Yorkers. That was sung by Jeri Southern in 1959, organized there by Billy May. Prior to that, a further Billy Could arrangement… that was Frank Sinatra in 1957 with “Come Fly With Me,” a track written for the Capitol LP of the very same title by songwriters Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn.
The album Arrive Fly With Me was a strategy album, showcasing tracks all about touring around the planet, frequently to far off exotic areas. Let us listen to yet another track from that album now all about this topic. The tune was published just the preceding 12 months, 1956, by Harold Adamson and Victor Young All-around The Entire world In 80 Days. That movie, of system, was an adaptation of the a lot older Jules Verne story about wager to circumnavigate the world.
Let us listen to that track now. This is Frank Sinatra with the music “Around The World,” on Afterglow
New music – FRANK SINATRA, “AROUND THE WORLD”
Tunes – MAVIS RIVERS, “FAR Away PLACES”
Mavis Rivers in a recording for Capitol Documents in 1960 with “Far Absent Areas,” created by Joan Whitney and Alex Kramer in 1948. In advance of that, Frank Sinatra in a Capitol recording from 1957 with “Around The Environment,” penned by Harold Adamson and Victor Youthful for the movie adaptation of Jules Verne’s About The Globe In 80 Times. Younger gained an Academy Award for his new music for that film.
The movie About The Planet In 80 Times incorporates some well-known journey by way of a very hot air balloon. Not specifically the most popular way to vacation long distances! Air vacation commonly suggests airplane travel, and quite a few music have been written about flying. Here’s a person from 1962 by Brazilian songwriter Antonio Carlos Jobim. It’s termed “Samba do Aviao,” or “Airplane Samba.” In its original Portuguese, it’s actually a tune that stems from Jobim’s panic of traveling, whilst he was awed by the airplanes soaring out of the airport in Rio De Janeiro (and was primarily fond of returning household to Rio).
Here’s an English translation of that track now, sung by Tony Bennett from his 1965 album If I Dominated the Globe: Tunes for the Jet Established. This is “Samba do Aviao,” on Afterglow
Songs – TONY BENNETT, “SAMBA DO AVIAO (Music OF THE JET)”
Music – LUCY REED, “FLYING DOWN TO RIO”
Two music about traveling by plane to Rio De Janeiro. Just now, we heard Lucy Reed in 1955 with the Vincent Youmans, Gus Kahn and Edward Eliscu tune “Flying Down To Rio,” from the 1933 RKO film of the exact same name (the initially film for Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers). Ahead of that, Tony Bennett in 1965 with “Samba Do Aviao” or “Song Of The Jet,” created by Rio resident Antonio Carlos Jobim.
We’ve traveled by plane and by balloon so far this hour, as we’ve explored tunes about vacation. Let’s get a excursion on a boat. You know that aged saying, “it’s about the journey, not the destination”? That is basically the gist of this song. It is a song about wanting to get a prolonged boat trip throughout the ocean, just for the possibility to commit some high-quality alone time with a lover.
Right here is Kay Kyser and his Orchestra in 1948 with vocalists Harry Babbitt and Gloria Wooden, and the Frank Loesser song “On A Gradual Boat To China,” on Afterglow.
Music – KAY KYSER, “ON A Slow BOAT TO CHINA”
Kay Kyser and His Orchestra in 1948, featuring vocals by Harry Babbitt and Gloria Wood, accomplishing the Frank Loesser tune “On A Slow Boat To China.”
Music CLIP – SONNY ROLLINS, “ON A Sluggish BOAT TO CHINA”
We’ll take some additional outings all over the environment when we return, as we carry on checking out tunes all about vacation. Keep with us.
I’m Mark Chilla, and you’re listening to Afterglow
Audio CLIP – CHARLIE BYRD, “SAMBA DO AVIAO”
New music CLIP – DUKE ELLINGTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, “TAKE THE ‘A’ TRAIN”
Welcome again to Afterglow, I’m Mark Chilla. We have been exploring tracks about journey this hour, and so much we’ve explored mainly music about flying, as effectively as one tune about having a trip on a boat. What about vacation by practice? Train tunes participate in a huge part in all kinds of American musical genres, from folks, to nation, to blues. Let us listen to two jazz requirements about coach travel now.
Initially up, below is an Academy Award successful tune from Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer, sung by Judy Garland in the 1946 movie The Harvey Women. This is songwriter Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers in 1945 with their hit variation of “On The Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe,” on Afterglow
Music – JOHNNY MERCER, “ON THE ATCHISON, TOPEKA AND SANTA FE”
Tunes – ELLA FITZGERALD, “I Considered ABOUT YOU”
Two train tunes from the Fantastic American Songbook. Just now, Ella Fitzgerald in 1957 with the Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Mercer tune “I Imagined About You.” Ahead of that, Mr. Johnny Mercer himself, undertaking an additional music he co-wrote with Harry Warren, “On The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe.” That recording with the vocal group The Pied Pipers comes from 1945.
“I Considered About You,” compared with most of the journey songs we have listened to this hour, is a unfortunate journey track, all about sitting down on a prepare, and with each individual passing town, remaining preoccupied with the believed of a lost adore. Which is the kind of song I want to emphasis on now—songs where travel is not essentially a satisfied getaway.
Here’s a single these kinds of song now, but a further one particular with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. This is Billie Getaway reside in 1946 with “Trav’lin’ Mild,” on Afterglow
Songs – BILLIE Vacation, “TRAV’LIN’ LIGHT”
Songs – LOREZ ALEXANDRIA, “TRAVELING DOWN A LONELY ROAD”
Chicago-dependent singer Lorez Alexandria in 1963 with “Traveling Down A Lonely Street,” an English translation of the adore topic from the 1954 Federico Fellini film La Strada, music by Nino Rota. Just before that, Billie Getaway live at a Jazz At The Philharmonic Live performance in 1946 with Jimmy Mundy, Trummy Younger, and Johnny Mercer’s “Trav’lin’ Light-weight,” a tune Getaway released a number of several years before with Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra.
Here’s a different traveling music, whilst a person that you may perhaps not know. It was created by jazz pianist Dave Brubeck with his wife Iola, and done here stay by the pianist along with singer Carmen McRae. This is Brubeck and McRae at Basin Avenue East in 1961 with “Travelin’ Blues,” on Afterglow.
Tunes – DAVE BRUBECK AND CARMEN MCRAE, “TRAVELIN’ BLUES”
New music – CHRIS CONNOR, “FLYING HOME”
Singer Chris Connor in 1959 with a vocal model of the Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton music “Flying Household.” In advance of that, Dave Brubeck and Carmen McRae from their 1961 album Get 5 Are living, and Brubeck’s authentic tune “Travelin’ Blues.”
We’re traveling in the direction of the stop of our display about vacation tracks, which is why I determined to participate in “Flying Home.” But I have just one much more music for you now. It again arrives from the 1958 Frank Sinatra and Billy Might album Occur Fly With Me. On a quantity of Sinatra’s Capitol thought albums, he received his pals Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn to compose first tunes to help bookend the album, and Occur Fly With Me is no exception. Soon after a full album of music about jet-location across the globe, Appear Fly With Me finishes with this unique tune all about settling back home.
To near off this hour, in this article is Frank Sinatra with “It’s Pleasant To Go Traveling,” on Afterglow.
Songs – FRANK SINATRA, “IT’S Awesome TO GO TRAVELING”
Frank Sinatra and arranger Billy May perhaps with “It’s Pleasant To Go Touring,” the closing track off of his 1958 album Arrive Fly With Me, penned by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn.
And thanks for tuning in to this jet-environment edition of Afterglow.
Songs CLIP – ILLINOIS JACQUET AND HIS ALL STARS, “FLYING Household, Section 1”
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