Spring 2013 (3/23/13)

Every year John & Jessica get excited about the arrival of spring, as so many songwriters have for a very long time. Our hosts’ fondness for the season is expressed in the songs they have chosen for this year’s first show of spring.

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Blossom Dearie - They Say It's Spring (Verve Jazz Masters 51: Billie Holiday)
Tony Bennett & Bill Evans - You Must Believe in Spring (Together Again)
Mildred Bailey - You Started Something (Mildred Bailey Sings…Me and the Blues)
John Pizzarelli - Better Run Before It's Spring (New Standards)
Nina Simone - It Might as Well Be Spring (The Amazing Nina Simone)
Bobby Short - Love Is a Dancing Thing (Nobody Else but Me)
Billie Holiday - Violets for Your Furs (Lady in Satin)
Fred Astaire & Oscar Peterson - New Sun in the Sky (Complete Norman Granz Sessions)
Madeleine Peyroux - Bye Bye Love (The Blue Room)
João Bosco & NDR Bigband - Prêt-à-porter de Tafetá (Senhoras do Amazonas)
Wynton Marsalis - Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year (Standard Time, Vol. 5)

Nancy King & Steve Christofferson/Metropole Orchestra - Waltz for Debby (Straight Into Your Heart)
Hoagy Carmichael - Memphis in June (Hoagy Sings Carmichael)
Hoagy Carmichael - Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael Sings Hoagy Carmichael)
Dave McKenna - You and the Night and the Music (Dancing in the Dark)
Audra McDonald - Baby Moon (Way Back to Paradise)
Carly Simon & Peter "Snake Hips" Dean - Four or Five Times (Four or Five Times - Vocal Jazz Essentials)
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - Jackie (The Swingers!)
Joe Venuti's Blue Four - Dinah (Fascinating Rhythm - Great Hits of the 20s)
Joe Venuti & Zoot Sims - Dinah (Joe & Zoot & More)
Anita O'Day - Peel Me a Grape (The Diva Series: Anita O'Day)
Bette Midler - In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening (Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook)
Nellie McKay - Do Do Do (Normal As Blueberry Pie - A Tribute to Doris Day)
Charlap, Bill - Easter Parade (#9 Eva)