Saturday, January 31, 2015

Remembering Rod McKuen

This week my dear friend Rod McKuen (April 29, 1933 – January 29, 2015) passed away.

I first noticed Rod in the early '60, working with Capitol Records we issued the LP Rod McKuen Sings Rod McKuen (Capitol T 2079). I still have the lp in my collection.

Between 1970-1975 Rod visited The Netherlands many times. He always stayed at the famous Hotel L'Europe in Amsterdam.

After each concert I got some records from Rod McKuen back in L'Europe. (1971 Rod McKuen at Carnegie Hall (W 1794) signed : To Herman - All The Best - Rod McKuen Amsterdam 17 oct 71.

A Portrait of Rod McKuen (SR 5072)

Rod McKuen Grand Tour (2Xs 1947) with signed picture "For Herman Sleep Warm and Stay Well Rod Mckuen"

Rod Mckuen The Amsterdam Concert (SR 5051) signed : Thanks and Best Wishes Rod Mckuen ?? '72

Thank you Rod for those wonderful years you joined us.

Herman van der Meij, producer Toppyjazz Radio Westerwolde.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Nagel Heyer Records (part 2) (Toppyjazz 370)

The continuing story of Nagel Heyer Records with this time : Butch Miles, Donald Harrison, Dan Barrett , Ken Peplowski and Joe Ascione.

The stars of this night are again Lyambiko, Paradigm Shift and Carolyn Leonhart with her husband Wayne Escoffery.


01 - Dreamsville - Butch Miles (album Straight On Till Morning )

02 - Cool Breeze - Donald Harrison & Christian Scott (album Two of a Kind)

03 - Esquire Bounce - Dan Barrett (album Dan Barrett's International Swing Party)

04 - It's Easy To Remember - Ken Peplowski (album Easy To Remember )

05 - They All Laughed - Lyambiko (album Sings Gershwin )

06 - Chega de Saudade - Lyambiko (album Out Of This Mood )

07 - Nica's Dream - Joe Ascione (album My Buddy)


08 - A Small Day Tomorrow - Paradigm Shift (album Street Expresionism)

09 - Sandu - Paradigm Shift (album Shifting Times)

10 - If Dreams Come True - Carolyn Leonhart 6 Wayne Escoffery (album If Dreams Come True)

11 - Eart Calling - Carolyn Leonhart & Wayne Escoffery (album If Dreams Come True)

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Marilyn Moore – Moody Label: Bethlehem Records ‎– BCP 73 Format: Vinyl, LP Country: US Released: 1959 Genre: Jazz, Pop Style: Vocal Tracklist Hide Credits . A1 I'm Just A Lucky So And So Written-By – Ellington*, David* 2:55 A2 Ill Wind Written-By – Arlen*, Koehler* 2:47 A3 If Love Is Trouble Written-By – G, Handy*, Segal* 2:37 A4 Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby? Written-By – Austin*, Jordan* 3:19 A5 Born To Blow The Blues Written-By – Russell*, Segal* 3:30 A6 Lover, Come Back To Me Written-By – Hammerstein*, Romberg* 2:52 B1 You're Driving Me Crazy Written-By – Donaldson* 2:49 B2 Trav'lin' All Alone Written-By – J.C. Johnson 3:01 B3 I Cried For You (Now It's Yur Turn To Cry Over Me) Written-By – Lyman*, Freed*, Arnheim* 2:10 B4 Leavin' Town Written-By – G. Handy*, Segal* 3:25 B5 Trouble Is A Man Written-By – Wilder* 2:46 B6 I Got Rhythm Written-By – G. & I. Gershwin* Credits Bass – Milt Hinton Bass Clarinet – Al Cohn Drums – Osie Johnson Guitar – Barry Galbraith Liner Notes – Dick Hadlock (tracks: R. B. Hadlock) Piano – Don Abney Tenor Clarinet – Al Cohn Trumpet – Joe Wilder Vocals – Marilyn Moore
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Ladies Night by Toppyjazz 369.

This week only the girls by Toppyjazz. First one of our favourite jazz singers Claire Martin with het fine album Time & Place with The Montpellier Cello Quartet(Linn Records). But perhaps in the future a bit less heavy cello music. New by Toppyjazz the NYC singer Carol Fredette. Carl grew up with the music of Stan Kenton and Frank Sinatra. We like her latest album No Sad Songs For Me with fine uptempo tracks. Also Cindy Scott from New orleans, she visited Germany in 2013, we love her vocals! We close the program with Connie Evingson (1962). Al The Cats Join In is her album from 2014. Great guest is Mr. Jon Hendricks...93 years old! Keep Jazzin'!

Playlist :

01 - My Ship - Claire Martin (album Time & Place)

02 - Goodbye For Now - Claire Martin (album Time & Place)

03 - You'd better love Me - Carol Fredette (album No Sad Songs For Me)

04 - You better Go Now - Carol Fredette (album No Sad Songs For Me)

Video : Cindy Scott (vocals) & Brian Seeger (guitar) put a New Orleans spin on an R&B classic live at a house concert in Godelhausen, Germany. November 2013

05 - Historia de un Amor - Cindy Scott (album Historia)

06 - A Song For You - Dee Daniels (album Intimate Conversations)

07 - Alone Together - Suzanna Smith (album Halfway Between Heaven and Love)

08 - Summertime - Kitty Cleveland (album Blue Skies)

09 - All ABout Ronnie - Chris Connor (album All ABout Ronnie)

10 - World Medley - Jessica lee (album Rhythms of Anyway)

11 - All The Cats Join In - Connie Evingson (album ALl The Cats Join In)

12 - Bluesette - Connie Evingson (album Some Cats Now )

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Men First ! (Toppyjazz 368)

With so many female jazz vocalists we take you once again to a couple of excellent male musicians. First arranger Richard Wess (Born/DOB ???). He made some fantastic albums with Bobby Darin, Buddy Greco and his own album Music She Digs The Most.

Next inline is composer, pianist and singer Matt Dennis. At last we found all his albums!

We're very proud to announce Your Favourite Records a jazz label from Danmark. We got the rights to air all their albums, from next month on! You will hear a little proof of the work of Hans Ulrik, a fine Danish saxplayer.

More work by Leo Wright, Francy Boland, George Benson, Jan-Jozef Liefers and last but not least singer Marty Bell.


01 - More - Bobby Darin (album Hello Dolly To Goodbye Charlie)

02 - Love's Gonna Live Here Again - Buddy Greco (album Big Band and Ballads)

03 - Blues For Someone - Richard Wess (album Music She Digs The Most)

04 - Lover Come Back To Me - Bobby Darin (aöbum Ths Shadow of Your Smile)

05 - Blue Moon - Matt Dennis (album She Dances Overhead)

06 - The Can't Take That away From Me - Matt Dennis (album Saturday Night With Matt Dennis)

07 - Amnesia - Hans Ulrik (album Jazz & Latin Beat)

08 - Don't let Go - Jan Josef Liefers (album Oblivion)

09 - Sigi - Leo Wright (album Blues Shout)

10 - Papillon Noirs - Francy Boland (album Going Classic)

11 - Breezin' - George Benson (album Breezin')

12 - Too Young - Judith Hill & George Benson (album Inspiration)

13 - Smile - George Benson & Till Bronner (album Inspiration)

14 - I Thought About You - Marty Bell (album Marty Bell Sings)

15 - The Girl Next Door - Marty Bell (album Marty Bell Sings)

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Dutch Firework by Toppyjazz (Toppyjazz 367)

The start of 2015 with only Dutch (music) Firework with the fantastic new album by saxplayer Ben van Dungen with his album A Night in the Club (Madrid-Spain). More music from Pia Beck, Rein de Graaf, Marcus Stockhausen, Joop van Enkhuizen, Saralee Vos, Wim Overgaauw and more... >/p> Toppyjazz wishes you a very fine jazzy 2015. Playlist: 01 - Mahogany - Ben van den Dungen (album A Night at the Club) 02 - Beat Me Pia, Eight To The Bar - Pia Beck (album The Best of Pia Beck Trio) 03 - In A Sentimental Mood - Rein de Graaff (album Baritone Explosion. Live at Nick's) 04 - Felice - Marcus Stockhausen & Metropole orkest (album Marcus Stockhausen & Metropole Orchestra) 05 - Cheryl - Joop van Enkhuizen (album Blues Ahead) 06 - Largo - Chris Hinze & Louis van Dijk & Jan Goudswaard (album Bach Meets Jazz) 07 - Fly Me Top The Moon - Saralee Vos & Alexander Beets Quartet (album Great American Songbook vol .1) 08 - Here's That Rainy Day - Wim Overgaauw & Hod O'Brien (album Delightful Duets vol. 1) 09 - Oh Look At Me Now - Chris Peeters (album My Name Is Chris) 10 - I Wanna Be Like You - Jazz Connection (album Much Too Young To Loose My Mind) 11 - You Go To My Head - Mathilde Santing (album Mathilde Santing) 12 - Zimbabwe - Micheline van Hautem (album Chocolat) 13 - Horatio - Ben van Dungen (album A Night at the Club) Download :Toppyjazz 367

A Big Blue Canoe (Toppyjazz 571)

Blue Canou Records started 2020 with a great issue  new recordings : 1.  Roger Burn Trilogy- A Tribute To Roger Burn And Shapes      Feat...