The Palace of Nostalgia
Jazz, blues and nostalgia: a musical time machine
In ‘the Sinatra Laboratory’ The Voice toils with ‘How deep is the ocean’. Furthermore a remarkable duo from the thirties: Ahaz Gray (called ‘Mule Gray’ thanks to his flashy violin performance) and guitarist John Dilleshaw, (called ‘Seven Foot Dilly’ for his collosal height) with ‘Streak o’lean, streak o’fat’.
Bud Shank and Bill Perkins on flute with the swinging ‘Fluted columns’, Sonny Rollins with Miles Davis in ‘Doxy’, sun-drenched sounds of Alphonse et son Orchestre Typique Antillais, and Nelson Riddle in the early days of television with the theme of detective series ‘Martin Kane’.
Mini-portrait of Eartha Kitt who, after a miserable childhood, was able to work her way up to become a sultry celebrity who travelled the world with an exotic repertoire, but also performed melancholic songs such as ‘The day that the circus left town’.
Furthermore: a sailor song by The Comedian Harmonists, the ‘Lovesick Blues’ by Kay Starr, The Beau Hunks, Eddy Christiani, Dinah Shore. And, of course, Little Richard (1932-2020)Produced & presented by: