Buddies Lounge Podcast #198 Featuring Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Henry Mancini, Dean Martin, Herb Alpert

It’s 6pm on the West Coast. For most people, that’s “Cocktail Time.” But not for me. For me, it’s “Debate Whether or Not to Work Out and Celebrate Said Contemplation by Ordering a Large Pepperoni Pizza and Sitting On My Ass Watching Reruns of The Bob Newhart Show” Time.

I don’t miss cocktails as much as I used to. But damn, I do miss photographing them. I had the knack. This is my all-time favorite shot of my all-time favorite cocktail… a vodka martini.  Isn’t she beautiful? I named this one Emma.  Then I drank her.

I only bring up being on the wagon because our host of tonight’s podcast, The Big W, is on the wagon too (he’s under the weather, so it’s strictly soda for him tonight).  But as you serve up your shaker and toast the end of the work day with that far-out cat or groovy gal of yours, he’s got the perfect Hi-Fi soundtrack for your evening’s real gone scene.

Highlights on tonight’s podcast include Jack Jones singing “Wives and Lovers,” which some of you may know as the song that runs over the credits of the film The First Wives Club.

The Big W’s also got Doris Day’s “The Glass Bottom Boat” from the 1966 film starring Day and Rod Taylor, a swingin’ version of “Won’cha Come Home, Bill Bailey” by Della Reese, and “Kookie Kookie Lend Me Your Comb,” which up until this podcast I didn’t know was actually a song.  I thought it was just something 1950s kids said to each other, like “What’s Buzzin’?” and “Neeto Freeto!”

And then get ready for two very unique and very different versions of “Old McDonald”  First up, it’s a radio jingle from Frank Sinatra for “Peter Epstein Pontiac.”  And a little later, brace yourself for the most far-out version of the song you’ve ever heard, performed by Ellz Fitzgerald.  You’ll never look at it as a kid song again.

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Show 198 (3/22/13) playlist:

  • Lover – Frank Sinatra
  • One Mint Julep – Sam Butera
  • Since I’ve Been To You – Ethel Ennis
  • Brazil – Enoch Light
  • The Glass Bottom Boat – Doris Day
  • Cotton Fields – Les Brown
  • Grazie, Prego, Scusi – Dean Martin
  • Odd Ball – Henry Mancini
  • Kookie Kookie Lend Me Your Comb – Connie Stevens /Edd Byrnes
  • South Of The Border – Herb Alpert & The TJB
  • On The Other Side Of The Tracks – Frankie Randall
  • Route 66 – Frank Chacksfield
  • Wives & Lovers – Jack Jones
  • Downtown – Ferrante & Reicher
  • Won’cha Come Home, Bill Bailey – Della Reese
  • Be My Host – Billy May
  • Melancholy March – Julie London
  • Bull Ring Thing – Glenn Miller Orchestra
  • Old McDonald – Ella Fitzgerald
  • Squatty Roo – The John Buzon Trio
  • All Of You – Bobby Darin
  • Sidewalks of Cuba – Woody Herman

“An Evening At The Buddies Lounge” can be heard every week, in Living Stereo, direct from STUDIO 67 in Hollywood, CA. The show is produced by National-International Broadcasting.

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