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Strictly Romantic

AstaireThis Valentine’s Day weekend edition of Night Lights, “Strictly Romantic,” is a program of jazz ballads featuring John Coltrane (“While My Lady Sleeps”), Johnny Hartman (“But Beautiful” from his 1959 Roost album And I Thought About You), Nina Simone (“Since I Fell for You”), Miles Davis (“When I Fall in Love”), Fred Astaire (“Dancing in the Dark” from his 1952 Verve jazz sessions) and others.

Music Heard On This Episode

Miss D.D.
Mary Lou Williams — Black Christ of the Andes (Smithsonian Folkways, 1964)
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Miss D.D.
Mary Lou Williams — Black Christ of the Andes (Smithsonian Folkways, 1964)
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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Von Freeman — Doin' It Right Now (Koch, 1972)
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You Fascinate Me So
Blossom Dearie — My Gentleman Friend (Verve, 1959)

Notes: co-written by Cy Coleman

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When I Fall in Love
Miles Davis — Steamin' (Prestige, 1956)
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Embraceable You (take B)
Charlie Parker — Complete Dial Sessions (Jazz Classics, 1947)

Notes: w/Miles Davis

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These Foolish Things
Billie Holiday — Solitude (Verve, 1952)
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While My Lady Sleeps
John Coltrane — Coltrane (Prestige/OJC, 1957)
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My Funny Valentine
Johnny Smith — Comp. Roost Sessions (Mosaic, 1952)

Notes: Music bed for break

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Since I Fell For You
Nina Simone — Sugar In My Bowl 1967-1972 (RCA, 1967)
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My Kind of Trouble Is You
Helen Carr — Complete Bethlehem (Avenue Jazz, 1955)
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Laura
Don Byas — Jazz In Paris (Universal/Gitanes, 1952)
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But Beautiful
Johnny Hartman — And I Thought About You (Roost, 1959)
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Stars Fell On Alabama
Ella Fitzgerald/Louis Armstrong — Comp. Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong on Verve (Verve, 1956)
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Dancing in the Dark
Fred Astaire — The Astaire Story (Verve, 1952)
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Where or When
Frank Sinatra — Only the Lonely (Capitol, 1958)
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Night Lights
Gerry Mulligan — Night Lights (Philips, 1963)

Notes: closing theme

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