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02:46 min | 1 year ago

"vince giordano" Discussed on KQED Radio

"That's a lovely song from The new album, I'd rather lead a band featuring Loudon, Wainwright and Vince Giordano and his band the Nighthawks. I want to end with one more song, and I want to ask you to perform it for us. It's a song by frank less. Er called more. I cannot wish you that's from one of my favorite shows, Guys and dolls. And it was hardly my favorite song from the show. But I really love the way you do it. It just feels very Very meaningful to me. Can you talk about why you chose this? And what the song means to you? Well, this goes back to the thing we were talking about earlier. I was mentioning my father's record collection. Guys and dolls was in the collection, and I listened to it as a kid. And, interestingly enough, at least it's interesting to me is that When I started my career in 1969 Guy called Milton Kramer saw me playing in a little folk club in Greenwich Village called the Gaslight. And he invited me up to talk to him about a publishing deal. And he was working for Frank Music, which was Frank Lessers publishing companies. So all the songs that were on my first couple of albums were published by by that company. I never got to meet Frank Lesser at that point. He was sick and dying of lung cancer in the hospital. But Frank Lester was one of the greats. And, you know, he wrote the music and the words So you know, he did it all. Many roads, so many different kinds of shows. I mean, there's guys and dolls, that's all kind of, you know, streetwise talk. And then he wrote, um, basically an operetta. All right. Most happy like an opera. The most happy fella? Yeah, which is so different, Both mean on melodically and lyrically. So s so I'm gonna ask you to close by playing the frank. Lesser song more. I cannot wish you from guys and dolls and the song is on the album. But this is Performance in the studio that they're doing just for us, and we'll hear Loudon on vocals, and he brought in David Men's field to play guitar on this And we'll hear Vince Giordano. Not on too, but this time but on base Thank you both. So much for your generosity in doing this for us and playing for us and going to the studio socially distanced in separate rooms and for being here to talk with us, and thank you for the wonderful album. Well, thanks. Great talking to you, Terry. Thanks. So keep up the great work, Terry. Wow, 23..

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"vince giordano" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:59 min | 1 year ago

"vince giordano" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Let's get back to my interview with band leader and musician Vince Giordano, who specializes the music from the 19 twenties and thirties, and Loudon Wainwright, a singer songwriter who's known for his very personal songs that reflect his complicated feelings about love and family. So you were generous enough to actually go to the studio where you're socially distanced in separate rooms. So that you could do a couple of songs for us that you also do on the album. So I'm going to ask you to do a song that I never heard before that I really like called how I love you. And Loudon. Is there a story behind the song? Uh, I don't I think probably Vince knows. I mean, Vince knows about all these songs. I don't know why why we chose. Why did we choose this one? Vince? Well, I I had sent you a couple of lengths of a great entertainer and ukulele player named Cliff Edwards. And Clifford was was known for introducing lady Be good and singing in the rain. And, of course, his big hit was when you wish upon a star from Pinocchio, but he was a great entertainer and you player and there just so much fun on that recording, and I think loud knew. You capture that fun. I agree. You captured the fun so glad he's gonna be playing ukulele on this. And Vince on tuba. Um, so you want to give it a go first? Sure. Get the to do it. All right. To fields of golden flowers where we spent sunny hours I'm strolling along thinking of you. I told the four Leaf clover My loan. Some days are over. I talk about you all the dead through this right? I'm telling the birds too. Well in the bees telling.

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"vince giordano" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:30 min | 1 year ago

"vince giordano" Discussed on KQED Radio

"As the Rodgers and Hart Song, a ship without a sail as performed on the new Loudon Wainwright, Vince Giordano collaboration off songs from the twenties and thirties, and the album is called, I'd rather lead a band. Was this album? One of the last things you did before Covic. Shut things down. It certainly is. The last thing I did in a recording studio. We sweep this one in and who knew we No one. Really. Do you know that this cove it scene was happening and gonna happen, And so he just let's get this done, And we were supposed to do some nice gigs. You could tell them about that. Loudon. We were our hope was to do you know, everybody in the van in Vince's band is kind of in the tri state. New York, New Jersey, Connecticut areas So you and I live here, too. So our hope was toe do some shows in New York City, and maybe You know, getting a bus and go down to Philadelphia? Even or, you know, Boston or but But of course, everything stopped. In March, so we weren't able to get out and perform the songs. Let me reintroduce you both. If you're just joining us my guest, their singer and songwriter Loudon Wainwright and Band Leader arranger and musician Vince Giordano. Their new album together is called, I'd rather lead a band. We'll be back with more conversation and music after a break. I'm Terry Gross, and this is fresh air..

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"vince giordano" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:47 min | 1 year ago

"vince giordano" Discussed on KQED Radio

"21st century. And the listeners of KQED looks like we're going to see some showers maybe coming in a day or two light showers in the North Bay through San Francisco Friday night into Saturday, But New Year's Eve looks partly cloudy and try time now for fresh air. It's 706 on KQED public radio. This is fresh air. I'm Terry Gross. Happy New Year. We're happy to say goodbye to 2020, and we want to end it with something enjoyable and entertaining. So we're going to listen to a performance and interview we recorded earlier this month. Here's that show. Over the past few months, I haven't been able to listen to as much music as I'd like, because so much of my listening time has been devoted to shows and podcasts about politics. The election. And Cove it But when I do listen to music, really good music. I feel especially vulnerable to the mood, whether it's joy or sadness, and that's how I felt when I listen to the new album by Loudon, Wainwright and Vince Giordano of songs from the 19 twenties and thirties. It's the period Yordano typically draws from with the 11 piece band. He leads the Nighthawks. During normal times. The band attracts devoted followers who come to listen and dance. He plays tuba base and bass saxophone. This is not the music you'd associate with Loudon Wainwright, who's best known for writing and performing his own songs, which range from confessional songs about family dysfunction to satirical songs about politics and other issues. His Children include singer songwriters Rufus and Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright, Roach, and they sometimes write songs about family, too. Loudon, Wainwright and Vince Giordano previously worked together on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, which was set during Prohibition and was about Gangsters who made bootleg liquor and who served it in nightclubs in Atlantic City. Giordano and his band performed a lot of the music for the show. Loudon Wainwright, saying a couple of the songs the title track of their new album, I'd Rather lead a band is a song from the Fred Astaire Ginger Rogers movie. Follow the fleet. The album also features songs by Rodgers and Hart, Fats Waller, Harold Arlen Frank, Lesser and others. Vince Giordano and Loudon Wainwright are joining us from the hobo Sound studio in New Jersey, where they're socially distanced in separate rooms. They brought their instruments and are going to perform some songs for us, But let's start with a track from the album that may help brighten your mood. If you're feeling down, it's called so the bluebirds and the Blackbirds got together..

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"vince giordano" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:43 min | 1 year ago

"vince giordano" Discussed on KQED Radio

"88.5 San Francisco and kick you Ei 89.3, North Highlands and Sacramento. It's seven o'clock from wh y y in Philadelphia. I'm Terry Gross with fresh air. Happy New Year as many of us gladly say goodbye to 2020. And look forward to a new year. We'll celebrate with a performance by an interview with singer and songwriter Loudon Wainwright and Vince Giordano, who leads the band the night Hawks and place tuba base and bass saxophone. Musically there from pretty different worlds. Wainwright is known for his confessional songs about dysfunctional family. Giordano is known for playing music of the 19 twenties and thirties, but they've come together on the new album. I'd rather lead a band, which features songs by Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hart, Harold Arlen, Fats Waller and others. Giordano and Wainwright previously worked together on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. And Martin Scorsese's film The Aviator, You know that I haven't AM missions Fall love Depots, Asians first news. Line from NPR News in Washington. I'm Louise Schiavone as 2020 ends what was incomprehensible this time 12 months ago continues to rage is a global health crisis. The Corona virus pandemic has taken 1.8 million lives globally, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University and the U. S. 345,000 people have died. With a total of 20 million cases now identified across the nation. Equally impressive researchers around the world have now created and rushed into production. Several vaccines. The supply chain challenges, though, are significant and today adding to the difficulty of dispersing the vaccine comes a story from Grafton, Wisconsin, where a pharmacist is accused of destroying dozens of vaccine vials. Shuck corn, Bach reports. Detectives say the pharmacist that Aurora medical Center and graft in new the Moderna vaccine would be useless after being removed from refrigeration and that the company's health care employees would think they had received their first dose to protect against the coronavirus. Police say the pharmacist is now being held in jail on possible felony charges over a healthcare president Jeff Barr says his firm has checked to make sure no other vaccine was harmed. We're confident these were the only 57 vials impacted. Bar also says there's no evidence the workers who received shots face any health risks from the degraded doses. For NPR News. I'm Chuck Corn. Bach in Milwaukee, Britain and Spain have reached a last minute Brexit deal to keep the border open between Gibraltar and Spain. As of tonight, the UK is leaving the European for good. NPR's Frank Langfitt has more to make sure people can flow easily between the British overseas territory and neighboring Spain. Gibraltar will join Europe's border free Schengen zone and follow you rules while still remaining part of the United Kingdom. Gibraltar, voted by an overwhelming margin to stay in the EU in 2000 and 16 and about 15,000 Spanish workers across the border to the rock as it's known daily. The deal to keep people flowing easily between Spain and Gibraltar does nothing to address the difficulty issue of the territory Sovereignty. Britain has ruled the territory on the southern tip of the Iberian peninsula for more than three centuries. But Spain, which seated Gibraltar to the British in 17, 13 wanted back. Frank Langfitt. NPR NEWS London The calendar has now turned a page to the New year in Europe. Fireworks exploded over Moscow, Big Ben rang out to hollow crowds in London.

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"vince giordano" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

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02:46 min | 1 year ago

"vince giordano" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"That's a lovely song from the new album. I'd rather lead a band featuring Wouldn't Wainwright and Vince Giordano and his band the Nighthawks. Well, I want to end with one more song, and I want to ask you to perform it for us. It's a song by frank less. Er called more. I cannot wish you that's from one of my favorite shows, Guys and dolls. And it was hardly my favorite song from the show. But I really love the way you do it. It just feels very Very meaningful to me. Can you talk about why you chose this? And what the song means to you? Well, this goes back to the thing we were talking about earlier. I was mentioning my father's record collection. Guys and dolls was in the collection, and I listened to it as a kid. And, interestingly enough, at least it's interesting to me is that When I started my career in 1969 Guy called Milton Kramer saw me playing in a little folk club in Greenwich Village called the Gaslight. And he invited me up to talk to him about a publishing deal. And he was working for Frank Music, which was Frank Lessers publishing companies. So all the songs that were on my first couple of albums were published by by that company. I never got to meet Frank Lesser at that point. He was sick and dying of lung cancer in the hospital. But Frank Lester was one of the greats and, you know He wrote the music and the words So you know, he did it all. And he wrote so many different kinds of shows. I mean, there's guys and dolls that's all kind of, you know. Streetwise talk, and then he wrote, um, basically an operetta. All right. Most happy like an opera. The most happy fella? Yeah. Which is so different, both mean oh, melodically and lyrically. So s so I'm gonna ask you to close by playing the frank. Lesser song more. I cannot wish you from guys and dolls and the song is on the album. But this is Performance in the studio that they're doing just for us, and we'll hear Loudon on vocals, and he brought in David Men's field to play guitar on this And we'll hear Vince Giordano. Not onto but this time but on base Thank you both. So much for your generosity in doing this for us and playing for us and going to the studio socially distanced in separate rooms and for being here to talk with us, and thank you for the wonderful album. Well, thanks. Great talking to you, Terry. Thanks. So keep up the great work, Terry. Wow, 23..

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"vince giordano" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:17 min | 1 year ago

"vince giordano" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"My interview with band leader and musician Vince Giordano, who specializes the music from the 19 twenties and thirties, and Loudon Wainwright, a singer songwriter who's known for his very personal songs that reflect his complicated feelings about love and family. They have a new album of songs from the 19 twenties and thirties. It's called, I'd rather lead a band. So the music we've heard so far is music that's really just kind of upbeat and joyful. We gonna change moods here? This is such a lonely, beautiful song. It's called a ship without a sale. It's a Rodgers and Hart song. I love this song and loud and after I heard you singing it Uh, the song went through my head nonstop for a week. And then when I went back to the album the same thing happened like another week of this song just living in my head. I'm sorry about that. No, it's it's such great company. Tell me why you chose the song. And what it means to you. My girlfriend, Susan had a Lee Wiley record in the car in the car has a CD player and and I I just heard this song. I don't know when a year ago or something, and just Fell in love with the writing, you know? Lawrence Hart. I mean, the lyrics are just so so sad and beautiful and poetic. And Lee Wiley, of course. It was a great great singer and Does it beautifully. So when it came time to pitch songs for one another For the record, I mentioned this one. I know I didn't have to go because it was a female singing the version that I loved. I felt a little more secure about taking a crack at it, but it's just such a great great song. And Lee Wiley was a jazz singer who recorded in the thirties forties and fifties. Her version was first version. I heard too Do you have a favorite set of lines from the song that you'd like to quote before we hear you sing it? Wow, well, the whole I think it's in the verse in the beginning. The whole thing about my head is just a hat place. I can't remember the lines that precede and follow that, but it's just one of those things. My breast and empty shell comes after Yeah, It's just it's it's great, great writing, and it just sends a Children. It's just a great great, beautifully written thing by heart. And if you're feeling a little lonely during Cove ID, I think the song will have a lot of resonance. For you. So let's hear it. This is from the new Loudon Wainwright, Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks album, and the album is called. I'd rather lead a band. I don't know what day isn or if it's dark off fair. Somehow. That's just the way on. I.

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"vince giordano" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:41 min | 1 year ago

"vince giordano" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Wainwright singing and Vince Giordano on Tuba with David Mansfield on guitar, and that song is on the new album. I'd rather lead a band, which features songs from the twenties and thirties, and the future is loud and singing and Vince Giordano is banned. Nighthawks. That was just like so much fun and Vince. It's so great to hear tuba being so prominent. It's not an instrument that is often prominently featured anymore. And certainly there are very few tubers solos that you get to hear. That was just lovely. You have your Yes. You have your tuba with you. I think so. Few people know much about to book Then you should just pick up your tuba again and just give us a sense of some of the things the instrument can do like Let's start with like, what's the highest note you can get in. What's the lowest? Well, you know, I've let me get it up here. I haven't really been playing much and this non playing time. I mean, there are to be virtuosos who can play as high as a As a trumpet. You know, they they have chops. They practically sleep with their tuba. Which I don't I don't anymore. So you can you could really You know, That's one of the higher notes and one of the lower notes is like So you got a big range? I like to keep it where the tube is supposed to be in this mid range. I like.

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"vince giordano" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

06:31 min | 1 year ago

"vince giordano" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Both of you back to fresh air. I love this album. There's so much joy in that recording that we just heard. I know the song from the Rhythm Boys and Paul White men, which had the original recording, I think, unlike 1929, How did you choose it for the album 11 of the songs we did on board? Well, campfire was something that being Crosby had done, and it's tough when you go up against arguably The greatest male jazz vocalist of all times. But for some reason, I don't know why, Vince, we decided that to take a crack at it. Well, it's It's just a fun, uplifting song, and it's not one of those songs that everyone has done. No one has done this since the rhythm boys did it back in the Late twenties, early thirties. No. One Not that I thought that I know of. If anyone would know you would know. I'm sure of that. So describe this project for us. What's the back story of how you two got together to record this album of music from the twenties and thirties? Well, the first time that Vince and I worked together, I was on a Martin Scorsese movie called The Aviator, his Howard Hughes Bio pic, and we sang songs in that movie. Uh and, uh, And that was spent time in Montreal doing that. And in a recording studio, and that was fun. And then is a zoo You mentioned we we worked on Boardwalk Empire. S so we have a bit of a back story. And then this fella call Randy Poster or Randall poster as he likes to be called and at our old buddy Stuart Lierman. Who goes to our guys produced this record, But they had this idea that Vincent, I should actually do and out the whole album together. And when that idea was floated, I kind of thought, Yeah, that'll happen. Then it happened. So it was kind of a wonderful, very happy experience that started out with those guys. Randy and Stuart thinking that it would be a cool thing for us to make a record together. Vince, you play this kind of music all the time. But Loudon, I don't associate music from the twenties and thirties to with you unless it's kind of, you know, like folk Country ish. Music like your Charlie Poole project. So where does this music fit in your musical life? You know, my dad had a great record collection. It was eclectic. It had Folk music and jazz, a lot of Broadway musicals. But I grew up listening to that that stuff and a lot of the songs that that wound up on this record, you know. You rascal, you more. I cannot wish you. Um I got them directly from from hearing them as an eight year old, you know, in Westchester listening My dad's spin these these vinyl records. Some people hate their fathers music, but you liked it. I did like it. You know, he loved music and tow. Watch him be enthralled by this great material was It was thrilling for me as a little kid, You know, so I I Aziz. You mentioned it. It's a lot of it is very happy, although some of it is Melancholy and sad. But its overall it's It's very wonderful, joyful music, I'd say. I like that. You're not trying to like, sing in period. You're just singing in your voice, and it sounds so great. I kind of saw it as an acting job not to do an imitation of being Crosby butt or some something like that. But it just seeing it in my voice, but somehow emotionally inhabit the material. So we asked if you would be willing to perform a couple of songs for us. So you each brought your instruments and you're in a recording studio right now. So, um Did you play Ain't Misbehavin for us and Vince, I think you'll be playing Tuba and Loudon, you actually brought a guitarist with you, David Mansfield, so he'll be featured on guitar. S o. You want to say anything about why you chose ain't Misbehavin? Well, I mean so many people love this song of Fats Waller, you know, was course a great entertainer and His songs. It's It's a great little vehicle, and then people really relate to it. You know, when they're settling down with one person, that's it. I mean, it ain't Misbehavin. We're gonna I'm just gonna hang with you, dear. And of course, it was revived in stormy weather, and I don't know it's it's just a beautiful tune that to play and sing and let's give credit to the lyricist Andy Raza. And also say that you know one of the things I like about the song hearing. It now is that it's really about being alone. You know, because you're lovers away, but we're We're so much of We're spending so much time alone or relatively alone right now, Even if we're alone with others, it's not a lot of Socializing for a lot of us. So why don't you play ain't Misbehavin for us. The song is on the album. But this is Vince Giordano and Loudon doing a life for us with a guitar assist by David Mansfield. 12300. It's a fickle Ege with flirting all the ridge here is one bird with self control. Happy inside my cage. I know who I love Best thumbs down for all the rest. My love was given heart and soul. So and concerned that no one to talk with all by myself no one the walk win, But I'm happy on the shelf ain't Misbehavin I'm saving my love for you know, for certainly the one I love I'm through with flirt. It's just you I'm taking up ain't misbehaving saving my love for you..

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"vince giordano" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:42 min | 1 year ago

"vince giordano" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Because it was so amusing to me that the guy who did the voice on Pinocchio and who was famous for singing when you wish upon a star. Was singing this incredibly lewd song. So, yeah, it comes from a party record, and there's no composer and on the record, it's the record was the company was called the Hollywood hot shots, and that was it and Cliff Edwards went in and out of good times, And I think At this point in his life 35 36. He probably needed some money. So you need to a party record. Fine, you know, and that's what happened. Right. Every people who don't know the expression. Party records are lewd records. Yes, but with a lot of double on times, The old ones had a lot of a double on towns. Yeah. Under the counters, though you said Yeah, I think they were sold kind of on the sly. So it's interesting that he did that because he was down on his luck. I had I had no idea about that, Vince. Didn't he die kind of destitute and Yeah, he and then we're gonna put him in a pauper's grave and people for the Walt Disney's liked him very much and and the company and they Uh, put a a natural tombstone for him. But he really pushed the envelope and in many different ways and and you could never tell it from his singing or playing, but He was a wild man. If you're just joining us my guest their singer and songwriter Loudon, Wainwright and Vince Giordano, who leads the small big band the Night Hawks and plays tuba base and bass saxophone. Their new album, together, featuring songs of the 19 twenties and thirties is called. I'd Rather lead a band will be right back. This is fresh air. This is fresh air. Let's get back to my interview with band leader and musician Vince Giordano, who specializes in music from the 19 twenties and thirties, and Loudon Wainwright, a singer songwriter who's known for his very personal songs that reflect his complicated feelings about love and family. Have a new album of songs from the twenties and thirties called I'd rather lead a band. Some of the songs on here. I mean, these are songs from the 19 twenties and thirties and S O a lot of the songs they're like from the Depression era. And there's a good deal of songs from that era that are all about You know the simple pleasures of life because that's all people have. I didn't have money. Bond. You do one of those songs on the new album, the little things in life, and it's also a song about you know, forming a family and having a baby and how, like perfect that is It's an interesting song for you to sing loud and because your songs your original songs are about how in perfect families are and how how difficult fatherhood is. Um eh, So what was the single is singing? The song is just like so out of character for you. Yeah, This is a functional family song is supposed to a dysfunctional families. It's very It's very idealistic, but and I think I think I think being cross be might have had a big hit with us when we took a shot and did it. It's just a great, lovely little song. That's positive. So And yet, you say, you know that Lou. This material was in the Depression, people needed to be lifted. And I think, as we were making this record Randy and Vince and Stuart and I, You know, we're getting the.

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KQED Radio

02:24 min | 1 year ago

"vince giordano" Discussed on KQED Radio

"All its forms. Learn more at Ford foundation dot org's And from the listeners of KQED. It'll be dry and seasonably cool through early next week. Forecast high for San Francisco tomorrow, a 62 Oakland should hit a Thursday high of 64 in San Jose expected high of 65 tomorrow. This is fresh air. I'm Terry Gross. Over the past few months. I haven't been able to listen to as much music as I'd like, because so much of my listening time has been devoted to shows and podcasts about politics. The election. And Cove it But when I do listen to music, really good music. I feel especially vulnerable to the mood, whether it's joy or sadness, and that's how I felt when I listen to the new album by Loudon, Wainwright and Vince Giordano of songs from the 19 twenties and thirties. It's the period Yordano typically draws from with the 11 piece band. He leads the Nighthawks. During normal times. The band attracts devoted followers who come to listen and dance. He plays tuba base and bass saxophone. This is not the music you'd associate with Loudon Wainwright, who's best known for writing and performing his own songs, which range from confessional songs about family dysfunction to satirical songs about politics and other issues. His Children include singer songwriters Rufus and Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright, Roach, and they sometimes write songs about family to Loudon, Wainwright and Vince Giordano previously worked together on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, which was set during Prohibition and was about Gangsters who made bootleg liquor and who served it in nightclubs in Atlantic City. Giordano and his band performed a lot of the music for the show. Loudon Wainwright, saying a couple of the songs the title track of their new album, I'd Rather lead a band is a song from the Fred Astaire Ginger Rogers movie. Follow the fleet. The album also features songs by Rodgers and Hart, Fats Waller, Harold Arlen Frank, Lesser and others. Vince Giordano and Loudon Wainwright are joining us from the hobo Sound studio in New Jersey, where they're socially distanced in separate rooms. They brought their instruments and are going to perform some songs for us, But let's start with a track from the album that may help brighten your mood. If you're feeling down, it's called so the bluebirds and the Blackbirds got together..

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"vince giordano" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:15 min | 1 year ago

"vince giordano" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"You, man? Good, isn't it? What was that conversation like? I think it was all right. It was cordial. Amazing. You survived. What was it like to grow up with these stories? These a very frightening stories. Oh, no, We loved him, You know? I mean, little boys love that stuff. Upstairs. I have my grandfather's escape kit that was disguised as his artists kid, So it's a like a wooden box. Made from bed boards from a from a bunk in the prisoner of war camp. And you open it, and it's got painting things. Then you take out the secret lair on underneath. It's got maps of Germany printed on lavatory paper written in jam and stuff like that. It's absolutely fascinating files for cutting through Laws and things we loved all that did this make you want to go to war yourself like to be a soldier? Well, I don't know. The army did have a certain appeal. He used to when when we were Children, my brother and I would go out there to Scotland, where my grandfather lived in. He taught us to shoot. Not animals, but German. Hey, extremely politically incorrect. He was a kind of quarry nearby need set up? These faces of basically Germans and I need he'd tape little pill capsules of fake blood on their noses. And then we, you know. Big 200 yards away and we'd have to try and get their faces and their noses. It's not how Children are are entertained these days, but we loved it. You just you Germans as your enemy growing up, even though the war had ended years ago. Well, The British have always had a strange relationship with the Germans. But no, not at all. I I admired the Germans now, but my grandfather on Bleich, I'm excellent German friends, but I my grandfather felt very strongly about Germans. But then he bore grudges. He wouldn't talk to anyone called Campbell since the Campbells massacred the McDonald's in 16 90 something That's pretty funny. Well, Hugh Grant, Thank you so much for talking with us. It's been great to talk with you. Well, it's been another to be on your show. Thanks very much. Hugh Grant stars in the HBO miniseries The Undoing. The Serious just concluded, but you can watch all of it on demand. Tomorrow on fresh air. We'll have some great music from the 19 twenties and thirties. My guests will be singer and songwriter Loudon Wainwright and Tuba Base and Bass saxophone player Vince Giordano. Leader of the small big band, the Nighthawks. They've teamed up on the new album. I'd Rather lead a band. They'll bring their instruments and perform a couple of songs for us, and we'll hear music from the album. I hope you'll join us. We'll close with music from their album..

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"vince giordano" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:23 min | 2 years ago

"vince giordano" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Judy Collins singing Leonard Cohen's Suzanne. In the mid sixties, she made a name for herself by championing pop songs as art songs. She picked Leonard Cohen, the Beetles in My Life and things by Bob Dylan and Donovan and others. And Judy was able with her beautiful soprano voice and the clever arrangements that were staged behind her to really transform A new wave of pop music into something that transcended the teen market. Paul Cavalcanti, a W N Y C and new standards dot org's I mentioned Loudon Wainwright just a few tunes back because he's joined forces with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks to revive Songs from another time in a fresh new setting. Here's Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Mercer's I thought About You knew by Loudon and Vince. Seems that I really or somebody said outta sight is out of my mind. Maybe that's so I tried to go. Leaving behind what took a trip on the train. I thought I passed a shadowy lane and I thought about you. 23 cars by none of this does winding streets, moon shining down on some little With each be same old dream every stop that way. But when I pulled down the shade, then I really felt blue. Peek through the crack looked at the track one going back, Teo on. What did I do? I thought about And every stuff that we may it'll pull down the shade that I really felt bloom. A pink through the crack and looked at the track.

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"vince giordano" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

07:29 min | 2 years ago

"vince giordano" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Joe Stafford and Paul Weston. We're a team in life and in music, an album called G I. Joe collected songs of the World War two era and it could happen to you. Jim the Van Heusen working overtime tonight. Had anyone till you with Lena Horne and Loudon Wainwright. The third with Vince Giordano and the night Hawks and a new take on You, Rascal. You From I'd rather lead a band first album collaboration of these Artists from different worlds who are kindred spirits in loving the songbook and reviving classics. Whether classic or contemporary When it comes to writing great songs. It always helps to have mastery of the language. When in doubt, though, you may make up your own language. The phrase is Diga, Diga doo and oh, bloody O blood. DA did not exist in any kind of lexicon until those songs came along where John Pizzarelli and violinist Aaron Weinstein for Jim accuse hot jazz number that the Duke Ellington Orchestra At a great early hit with and the Beatles fromthe White album. Ooh standards dot org's 93.9 FM W N Y C with Paul Cavalcanti and Fiona Apple honors The witty Mose Allison. With her version of his molecular structure..

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"vince giordano" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:46 min | 2 years ago

"vince giordano" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"That performance alone should earn John Pizzarelli a residency at the Beacon Theatre for a few weeks in March. Every year. I think the Allman Brothers Band in memory of Elizabeth Reed John Pizzarelli did swing it. And Loudon Wainwright the third steps away from his world of guitars and folk songs and his own very personal point of view as a songwriter, and he gets lost in the American songbook. With the help of Vince Giordano and the Night Hawks on the forthcoming I'd rather lead a band. He is their take on, I'll Be glad when you're dead, you rascal you Loudon and vents W N Y. C and new standards dot org's Glad when you're dead, you rascal. You big glad when you're dead, you rascal you when you did, and in your grave, No women with Ukraine Glad when you're dead, you rascal! I trust you in my home. You rascal! You I trust you in my home. You.

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"vince giordano" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:13 min | 2 years ago

"vince giordano" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Time joining Paul Simon's party playing trumpet on how the heart approaches what it yearns from Paul's album of a couple of years ago in the Blue light, in which he Looks over some musical four leaf clovers that he's overlooked before. Before that. Loudon Wainwright, the third and a ship without a sail, Rodgers and Hart and I'd rather lead a band. The new collaborative album with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks Loudon Wainwright headlong dive into the American songbook. A page from it now penned by Arthur Altman, a man who wrote hundreds of songs and really, honestly is remembered for just this one. But it's a good one. All or nothing at all. Son by car and Allison wnbc new standards dot org's Nothing Half a love never appealed to me. If your heart never good year to me, have nothing at all. Nothing. If it's love, there is no in between. Why begin trifle something that mine of them No..

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"vince giordano" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

08:26 min | 2 years ago

"vince giordano" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Every part of you. Forget too. That everyone ought to do. Two. So you never knew. In every long It's just Very far. And Your stars. Oh, my Don't cry. Ah, nee Please don't be that way Clouds in the sky should never make you feel way. The rain will bring Violet ran VE s Oh, honey, Please don't be that way as long a cz we see through You had me. Sweetheart. Tomorrow is another day. Don't break my Oh, honey, please don't be To Morrow is today. Don't bring Don't be that way. You met someone? You knew you met one. Now You know how it feels. You gave her my new and you go. Now you do know my way You had it coming to me. From the heart of his reign as the true king of swing. Benny Goodman with vocalist Talyn Ward and Goody Goody because John Pizzarelli raised the topic with Don't be that way of Benny Goodman theme song that has terrific words to and he sung in a casual take, accompanied by violinist Aaron Weinstein. This kind of jamming on a Saturday night. We do this. It's a casual hang, but the songs are very put together. There's a lot of elbow grease that went into the new collaboration of Loudon, Wainwright, the third and Vince Giordano and his night Hawks. The forthcoming I'd rather lead a band. Spine's Loudon, a singer songwriter with his own impressive catalog, Barring pages from the song book to Tell a new story here, he sings a ship without a sail..