‘I Get a Kick Out of You’ – Hot Ginger Radio Show #27

Today we have special guest Lorna Rose co-presenting the show and we celebrate the birthdays of three jazz legends: featured artist Dinah Washington (born 29 August, 1924),  Jack Teagarden (born 29 August, 1905) and Charlie Parker (born 29 August, 1920).

We also have tracks by the likes of  Nina Simone, Lil Armstrong and Duke Ellington, and a special competition to win Sugabilly tickets!

‘I Get a Kick Out of You’ – Hot Ginger Radio Show #27

Hot Ginger Radio Show no. 27

TX date: 29 August 2010

Track listing:

01 – Dinah Washington – Cry Me A River [1959]
02 – Jack Teagarden – Swingin’ on the Teagarden Gate (BB3)
03 – Charlie Parker – Scrapple from the Apple [1947]
04 – Lionel Hampton Sextet (v. Dinah Washington) – Evil Gal Blues [1944]
05 – Dinah Washington – Come Rain or Come Shine [1954]
06 – Tommy Dorsey (v. Edythe Wilson) – The Music Goes Round and Round [1935]
07 – Duke Ellington – Mood Indigo [1930]
08 – Nina Simone – Mood Indigo [1958]
09 – Glenn Miller – Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar [1940]
10 – Dinah Washington – I Could Write a Book (arr and conducted by Quincy Jones) [1955]
11 – Dinah Washington – Manhattan [1959]
12 – Jimmie Lunceford – Running a Temperature [1936]
13 – Lil Armstrong – Let’s Get Happy Together [1936]
14 – Dinah Washington – I Get a Kick Out of You [1952]
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Win two tickets to Sugabilly!

The gorgeous Sugabilly poster, featuring smouldering brunette Roxy Q and blonde bombshell Diablo Rose

Yes, we’ve got two free tickets to the Sugabilly night at Bar Verve, Rugby on Saturday 4 September, and we’re giving them away to one lucky Hot Ginger Radio Show listener.

And what is Sugabilly?

Well, it’s a ‘hedonistic mix of rockabilly cool and sugar sweet pin-up fashion. This event brings together everything fantastic about the Fifties – rock and roll music, fashion and decor in one awesome night…’

To get a chance to win these tickets, just log on to Rhubarb Radio at 9am on Sunday 29th August, listen to the Hot Ginger Radio Show and wait for the question.

(If you don’t make it out of bed that early, fear not. The show is instantly available to ‘Play Again’ from 10am onwards)

Send your answers to info@hotginger.org by midnight on Sunday and we’ll pick a winner.

Good luck!

(The lucky winner will be informed on Wednesday 1 September, when Andy gets back off holiday and gets to pull an entry from the hat! So don’t panic if you don’t hear straight away.)


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‘It’s A Hap-Hap-Happy Day!’ – Hot Ginger Radio Show #26

Today we’re celebrating local lad and Brit bandleader Jack Payne, born in Leamington Spa on 22 August, 1899. We’ve also got tracks by the likes of Lavern Baker, Cootie Williams and Count Basie, we play possibly the only swing track ever recorded with a harp solo, and two German tracks remind us of the films Cabaret and Blazing Saddles!

‘It’s A Hap-Hap-Happy Day!’ – Hot Ginger Radio Show #26

Hot Ginger Radio Show no. 26

TX date: 22 August 2010

Track listing:

01 – Jack Payne & His Orchestra – It’s A Hap-Hap-Happy Day [1939]
02 – Sam Price – Goon Drag (Gone Wid de Goon) [1941]
03 – Mills Blue Rythm Band – Snake Hips [1931]
04 – Jack Payne & His Orchestra (v. Nadia Dore & The Crackerjacks) – Robin Hood [1945]
05 – Jack Payne & His Orchestra (v. The Crackerjacks) – Takin’ The Trains Out
06 – Die Goldene Sieben – Ich Wollt Ich Wär Ein Huhn [1936]
07 – Larry Clinton (v. Mildred Bailey) – Junk Man [1937]
08 – Jack Teagarden – Junk Man [1934]
09 – Cootie Williams and his Orchestra – ‘Round Midnight [22.08.1944]
10 – Marlene Dietrich – Ich Bin Von Kopf Bis Fuß Auf Liebe Eingestellt [1930]
11 – Jack Payne & His Orchestra (v. Jane Lee) – The Little Things That Mean So Much [1946]
12 – Jack Payne & His Orchestra (v. Jane Lee) – Saturday Night
13 – Count Basie – Jivin’ Joe Jackson [1945]
14 – Cozy Cole All Stars – Joshua
15 – Lavern Baker – On Revival Day [1957]
16 – Count Basie – Jumpin’ At The Woodside  [22.08.1938]
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Dancers needed for a swingin’ stage play at the Mac…

Al Bowlly's Croon ManifestoAl Bowlly’s Croon Manifesto comes to the MAC, Bham in October (Thursday 7th and Friday 8th) and the production are looking for dancers to be part of the show.

They would come to a workshop on Tuesday 5th/Wednesday 6th to work with the cast and band, and then dance in a few numbers in the show, as well as in Bridges cafe bar after Friday’s show for the post-show dance.

The MAC are hoping to get some dancers to be part of the shows and link them with the Hot Ginger Mad Men party on Saturday 9th October for a fun weekend!

Anyone who fancies doing a bit of Lindy, Bal and/or a touch of ballroom during the play, please get in touch with Andy Conway at andy@hotginger.org

Thank you!
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‘One O’Clock Jump’ – Hot Ginger Radio Show #25

Today’s show features piano. Lots of piano. We celebrate the birthday of ‘the Maharaja of the keyboard’, Oscar Peterson, born in Montreal 15 August 1925, and also play some some great tracks by Ilse Werner, the Boswell Sisters and Cab Calloway amongst others.

‘One O’Clock Jump’ – Hot Ginger Radio Show #25

Hot Ginger Radio Show no. 25

TX date: 15 August 2010

Track listing:

01 – Oscar Peterson – One O’Clock Jump (1955)
02 – Leslie Thompson With Spike Hughes Orchestra – Tap Your Feet (1931)
03 – Muggsy Spanier-That Da Da Strain (1939)
04 – Dorsey Brothers (v. Boswell Sisters) – There’ll Be Some Changes Made (1932)
05 – Eddie Lang – There’ll Be Some Changes Made (1927)
06 – Oscar Peterson – Jive at Five (1955)
07 – Cab Calloway-Trickeration  (1931)
08 – Ilse Werner-Wir Machen Musik (1942)
09 – Fletcher Henderson-Tidal Wave
10 – Count Basie – John’s Idea (1937)
11 – Pete Johnson – Pete’s Blues (1946)
12 – Sam Price – Teed Up (1942)
13 – Lucky Millinder – Savoy (1943)
14 – Duke Ellington – Perdido (1941)
15 – Oscar Peterson – C-Jam Blues (1962)

Today we also talked about the work of John Farrell, and you can find out more about him at www.johnfarrellcollection.com and www.stridepiano.co.uk

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Vintage Afternoon Tea Party

We’ve had word of the following vintage event in Birmingham, and seeing as it’s all for charidee, we  thought we’d let you all know about it.

Vintage Afternoon Tea Party – step back in time and relive a great British tradition of yesteryear… Enjoy an afternoon chatting over lashings of ‘proper’ tea, nibble on dainty cut sandwiches and partake in the most divine cake selection… All served on vintage china amid a nostalgic backdrop. As the big band songs play in the background, while away the hours in true decadent style…

Free gift for all guests who arrive in vintage costume.

Tickets £12 each, (under 12′s £6.00) All proceeds going to the Cleft Team at Birmingham Children’s Hospital

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Sun Sept 5th 2010
3pm-6.00 pm
The Ellen Blount Hall,
St Peters Church
Highfield Road
Hall Green
Birmingham
B28 0HS

Sponsored by The Boutique Baking Company

This is a ticket only event. Get your tickets from Vickie on 07563708370 or leave a message on The Boutique Baking FB Page…. or email theboutiquebakingco@hotmail.co.uk

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‘Swing It!’ – Hot Ginger Radio Show #24

Benny Carter This week we celebrate the life and work of Benny Carter, born on 8 August 1907 in New York, plus even more swing from the likes of the Andrews Sisters, Duke Ellington, Hoagy Carmichael and more…

‘Swing It!’ – Hot Ginger Radio Show #24

Hot Ginger Radio Show no. 24

TX date: 8 August 2010

Track listing:

01 – Benny Carter – Swing It! [1933]
02 – Red Nichols & His Five Pennies – Feelin’ No Pain
03 – Duke Ellington – Ko Ko
04 – Benny Carter (and Spike Hughes) – Blue Lou [1933]
05 – Benny Carter – Untitled Original [1946]
06 – Eddie Durham – Sleepy Old Town
07 – Hoagey Carmichael – Rockin’ Chair
08 – Gene Krupa – Rockin’ Chair
09 – Jones Smith Incorporated – Shoe Shine Boy
10 – Nat Gonella And His Georgians – Vox Poppin’
11 – Benny Carter – I’m in the Mood for Swing (with Lionel Hampton and Harry James) [1938]
12 – Benny Carter – Okay For Baby [1940]
13  - Orchester Barnabas Von Geczy - Spatzenkonzert
14 – Andrews Sisters – Tico Tico
15 – Benny Carter – New Street Swing [1937]
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Radar love

As we’ve mentioned in a couple of Hot Ginger Radio Shows already, lovely new south Birmingham culture and lifestyle magazine RADAR have a massive feature all about Hot Ginger in their first issue. As well as lots of interesting insight into our retromantic dance nights, there are tons of photos snapped at our VE Day Knees Up.

It’s now your last chance to get your hands on a copy because we’re reliably informed the next issue is already at the printers. So if you want yours, drop the Radar chaps an email at info@theradarmagazine.co.uk and see if they’ve got any left. Still only two quid!

(NB. The image above isn’t the magazine spread, it’s just a promo for it. The magazine has most of those pics in it but bigger.)

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‘Lester Leaps In!’ – Hot Ginger Radio Show #23

Lester YoungToday’s featured artist is sax man Lester ‘Prez’ Young, the man who invented ‘cool’. We’ve also got two great versions of It Had To Be You and tracks by Anne Shelton, Artie Shaw and Nat King Cole.

‘Lester Leaps In!’ – Hot Ginger Radio Show #23

Hot Ginger Radio Show no. 0023

TX date: 1 August 2010

Track listing:

01 – Lester Young – Lester Leaps In
02 – Harry James – Song Of The Wanderer
03 – Heinz Rehmann und Herta Feiler – Mir Geht’s Gut
04 – Lester Young – Just You, Just Me
05 – Lester Young – These Foolish Things
06 – Ambrose (v. Anne Shelton) – Daddy
07 – Eddy Howard – It Had To Be You
08 – Artie Shaw – It Had To Be You
09 – Fats Waller – Until The Real Thing Comes Along
10 – King Cole Trio – Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good To You
11 – Lester Young – Jumpin’ With Symphony Sid
12 – Lester Young – Dickie’s Dream
13 – Benny Goodman – All The Cats Join In
14 – When I See an Elephant Fly – Cliff Edwards and Jim Carmichael
15 – Count Basie/Lester Young – Jump Lester, Jump
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