A Taste of Honey

Thursdays 9AM

Presented by Stuart Rubin

A Taste of Honey explores the great songs of the twentieth century by original and contemporary artists. Stuart Rubin gives listeners something sweet to enjoy their day.

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“A good song is one that really gets inside you, it gets everyone moving and smiling.”

He chooses songs; timeless tunes with rhythm, melody and lyrics from the original version of Sway to recordings – Liz Wright’s cover of Neil Young’s Old Man and Florence and the Machine’s version of  Buddy Holly’s Not Fade Away. And of course all the wonderful music from the Great American Songbook, interpreted by artists from Sinatra to RACHAEL PRICE.

Florence and the Machine performed a cover of Buddy Holly‘s “Not Fade Away“

“I love great songs interpreted by passionate artists whether traditional or 21st century.” says Stuart. He also supports new vocalists and musicians performing well known songs as well as self-penned tracks.

Passionate about music, he loves discovering new arrangements such as Everything But The Girl’s drum and base version of Corcovado and the soon to be released Amy Winehouse duet with Tony Bennett – Body and Soul.

“A great song always remains a great song.”

The previous head of Sony BMG Entertainment-International, marketed artists from John Farnham to Elvis Presley’s remastered greatest hits which sold nine million copies. He made documentaries for television on John Denver and Australia’s Johnny O’Keefe. He has worked with many artists globally from Elton John, Whitney Houston, Tony Bennett and Jimmy Buffet in a career that took him from New Zealand to New York for over 40 years.

His musical tastes were first influenced by the coolness of 50’s music heroes from Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole to Herb Alpert at the start of the 60’s.

“I play music I like in a Taste of Honey to keep listeners coming back because they know they’re going to hear some great songs flowing through the hour and a half and hopefully allowing them to have great memories that the music has bought to their lives.”

Recent Episodes

A Taste of Honey - 01:30pm - Monday 20th February, 2017

Playlist
A Taste of Honey - 12:00am Monday 20th February, 2017
Adele - Hello
RELEASE: 25
Steely Dan - Fm
RELEASE: A Decade Of Steely Dan - LABEL: (p)1985 Geffen Records
Steely Dan - Do It Again
RELEASE: Can't Buy A Thrill - LABEL: (p)1972 UMG Recordings Inc
Buffy Sainte-Marie - Up Where We Belong
RELEASE: Up Where We Belong - LABEL: (p)2011 Shock Entertainment
Buffy Sainte-Marie - Until Its Time For You To Go
RELEASE: Up Where We Belong - LABEL: (p)2011 Shock Entertainment
Al Jarreau - We're In This Love Together
RELEASE: Love Songs - LABEL: (p)20011 Universal Music Enterprises/UMG
Al Jarreau - Midnight Sun
RELEASE: Accentuate The Positive - LABEL: (p)2011 Universal Music Enterprises/UMG
Al Jarreau - (Round Round Round)0Blue Rondo A La Turk
RELEASE: The Very Best Of Al Jarreau - LABEL: (p)1981 Warner Bros Records
Quincy Jones, Al Jarreau, Minnie Ripperton & Leon Ware) - If I Ever I Lose This Heaven
RELEASE: Quincy Jones: The Ultimate Collection - LABEL: (p)2007 Sony Music Entertainment
Nancy Wilson - The Very Thought Of You
RELEASE: Love Songs - LABEL: (p)1997 EMI Records Ltd
Nancy Wilson - You've Got Your Troubles
RELEASE: Today Tomorrow,Forever - LABEL: (p)2004 Capitol Catalog
Blood Sweat And Tears - And When I Die
RELEASE: The Best Of - LABEL: (p)2007 SonyBMG Music Entertainment
Blood Sweat & Tears - Sometimes In Winter
RELEASE: The Best Of- What Goes Up - LABEL: (p)1972 -1995 Sony Music Entertainment
Bebel Gilberto - Novas Ideias
RELEASE: Tudo ! - LABEL: (p)2014 Sony Music entertainment
Bebel Gilberto - Harvest Moon
RELEASE: Tudo ! - LABEL: (p)2014 Sony Music Entertainment
Rhiannon Giddens - Don't Let It Trouble Your Mind
RELEASE: Tomorrow Is My Turn - LABEL: (p)2014 Nonesuch Records
Rhiannon Giddens - Better Get It Right The First Time
RELEASE: Freedom Road - LABEL: (p)2017 Nonesuch Records
Lukas Graham - 7 Years
RELEASE: Single Only - LABEL: (p)2015 Warner Bros Inc

A Taste of Honey - 01:30pm - Monday 13th February, 2017

Playlist
A Taste of Honey - 12:00am Monday 13th February, 2017
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - All My Loving
RELEASE: South Of The Border - LABEL: (p)2005 Almo Properties LLC
Anita O'Day - Body And Soul
RELEASE: Anita Sings The Winners - LABEL: (p)2014 AVID Ltd
Dusty Springfield - I Only Want To Be With You
RELEASE: The Very Best Of Dusty Springfield - LABEL: (p)2006 Mercury Records Ltd
Frank Sinatra - All My Tomorrows
RELEASE: Frank Sinatra Sings The Select Sammy Cahn - LABEL: (p)Capitol Records LLC
Art Garfunkel - All I Know
RELEASE: Up 'Til Now - LABEL: (p)1993 Sony Music Entertainment
John Legend - All Of Me
RELEASE: Love In The Future - LABEL: (p)2013 Getting Out Our Dreams/Columbia Records
Michael Buble - I've Got You Under My Skin
RELEASE: It's Time - LABEL: (p)2003 Reprise Records
Kay Starr & Hugo Winterhalter & Orchestra - Lover Man(Oh Where Have You Been)
RELEASE: Body & Soul-Jazz For Him - Music For Valentines Day - LABEL: (p)2013 Salt and Pepper
Monsieur Camembert - I'm Your Man
RELEASE: Famous Blue Cheese - LABEL: (p)2008 Blue Pie
Whirimako Black - I Wish You Love/ Ko Te Aroha
RELEASE: Whirimako Black Sings - LABEL: (p)NZ On Air/Ode Records Ltd
Carly Simon - All The Things You Are
RELEASE: Moonlight Serenade - LABEL: (p)2005 Sony BMG Music Entertainment
The Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes For You
RELEASE: Doo Wop Classics Vol 1 - LABEL: (p)2007 Essential Media Group LLC
Blood Sweat & Tears - I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
RELEASE: The Best Of Blood Sweat & Tears - LABEL: (p)2007 Sony BMG Music Entertainment (UK)Ltd
Dionne Warwick - I Get A Kick Out Of You
RELEASE: Sings Cole Porter - LABEL: (p)1990 Arista Records
Cal Trader & Carmen McCrae - All In Love Is Fair
RELEASE: Jazz Moods-Latin Romance - LABEL: (p)1999 Concord Records
Etta James - I Just Want To Make Love To You
RELEASE: At Last:The Best Of Etta James - LABEL: (p)2010 Sony Music Entertainment
Billie Holiday - All Of Me
RELEASE: Love Songs - LABEL: (p)1996 Sony Music Entertainment
Johnny Hartman - Aint Misbehavin'
RELEASE: Songs From The Heart - LABEL: (p)1955 Bethlehem Records
Bobby Darin - I Will Wait For You
RELEASE: Pure Gold - LABEL: (p)2004 Elektra Entertainment

A Taste of Honey - 01:30pm - Monday 6th February, 2017

Playlist
A Taste of Honey - 12:00am Monday 6th February, 2017
Willie Nelson - Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
RELEASE: Legend: The Best Of Willie Nelson - LABEL: (p)1974-1984 Atlantic Recording Corp./SonyBMG Music Entertainment
Willie Nelson & Friends - Angel Flying To Close To The Ground
RELEASE: Stars & Guitars Live - LABEL: (p)2002 UMG Recordings Inc
Willie Nelson - Mammas Don't let Your Sons Grow Up To Be Cowboys
RELEASE: Legend: The Best Of Willie Nelson - LABEL: (p)1974-1984 Atlantic Recording Corp/Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Willie Nelson - On The Road Again
RELEASE: Legend: The Best Of Willie Nelson - LABEL: (p)1974-1984 Atlantic Recording Corp/SonyBMG Music Entertainment
Willie Nelson - Bloody Mary Morning
RELEASE: Legend:The Best Of Willie Nelson - LABEL: (p)1974-1984 Atlantic Recording Corp?SonyBMG Music Entertainment
Willie Nelson - Crazy
RELEASE: Legend:The Best Of Willie Nelson - LABEL: (p)1974-1984 Atlantic Recording Corp/SonyBMG Music Entertainment
Willie Nelson - Grandma's Hands (feat Mavis Staples
RELEASE: To All The Girls I've Loved Before - LABEL: (p)2013 Sony Music Entertainment
Willie Nelson - Stardust
RELEASE: Stardust - LABEL: (p)1978 Sony Music Entertainment
Willie Nelson & Family - I Can't Give You anything But Love
RELEASE: Lets Face The Music and Dance - LABEL: (p)2013 Sony Music Entertainment
Willie Nelson - If You've Got The Money Honey,I've Got The Time
RELEASE: His 16 Biggest Hits - LABEL: (p)1978-1998 Sony Music Entertainment
Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis - Unchain My Heart
RELEASE: Here We Go Again : Celebrating the Music Of Ray Charles - LABEL: (p)2011 Blue Note Records
Willie Nelson - Seven Spanish Angels
RELEASE: Legend:Thge Best Of Willie Nelson - LABEL: (p)1974-1984 Atlantic Recording Corp/SonyBMG Music Entertainment
Willie Nelson & Merle haggard - Missing Ol' Johnny Cash
RELEASE: Django & Jimmie - LABEL: (p)@015 Sony Music Entertainment
Willie Nelson & Johnny Cash - Highwaymen
RELEASE: The Essential Highwaymen - LABEL: (p)2010 Sony Music Entertainment
Willie Nelson - Summertime
RELEASE: Summertime:Willie Nelson sings Gershwin - LABEL: (p)2016 Sony Music Entertainment
Willie Nelson - Somebody Loves Me
RELEASE: Summertime:Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin - LABEL: (p)2016 Sony Music Entertainment
Willie Nelson & Julio Iglesias - To All The Girls I've Loved Before
RELEASE: Legend:The Best Of Willie Nelson - LABEL: (p)1974 -1984 Atlantic Recording Corp/SonyBMG Music Entertainment
Willie Nelson - Funny How Time Slips Away
RELEASE: Legend-The Best Of Willie Nelson - LABEL: (p)1974-1984 Atlantic Recording Corp/SonyBMG Music Entertainment

A Taste of Honey - 01:30pm - Monday 30th January, 2017

Playlist
A Taste of Honey - 12:00am Monday 30th January, 2017
Marty Robbins - The story Of My Life
RELEASE: The Best Of Marty Robbins - LABEL: (p)1952 Sony BMG Entertainment
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Bittersweet Samba (Mocean Worker Remix)
RELEASE: Whipped Cream and Other Delights Re-Whipped - LABEL: (p)2006 Shout Factory LLC
Herb Alpert and Lani Hall - Jacky's Place
RELEASE: Steppin' Out - LABEL: (p)2013 Shout Factory LLC
Mel Torme - Midnight Swinger
RELEASE: Wild, Cool & Swinging' Too ! - LABEL: (p)2000 Capitol Records LLC
The McGuire Sisters - Delilah Jones
RELEASE: Big Hits And Hilights of 1956 -Volume Four - LABEL: (p)2008 Blue Orchid
Martin Denny - Exotique Bossa Nova/Quiet Village
RELEASE: BossaNovaville - LABEL: (p)2000 Capitol Records LLC
Matt Monro - My Kind Of Girl
RELEASE: Great Gentlemen of Song -Spotlight On Matt Monro - LABEL: (p)1974 Parlophone Records Ltd
Mary Stallings - Gypsy In My Soul
RELEASE: Live At The Village Vanguard - LABEL: (p)2001 Mack Avenue Records II LLC
Marilyn Monro - Do It Again
RELEASE: '50s Jazz Lounge - LABEL: (p)Midwest Records
Maria Muldaur - Don't You Feel My Leg
RELEASE: Jazzabelle - LABEL: (p)2006 Stony Plain Records
Manhattan Transfer - Dream Lover(feat James Taylor)
RELEASE: Tonin' - LABEL: (p)1994 Atlantic Recording Corporation
Michael Buble - Me And Mrs Jones
RELEASE: Hollywood - Deluxe EP - LABEL: (p)2000 Reprise Records
Jools Holland and Florence Welch - My Baby Just Cares For me
RELEASE: The Golden Age Of Song - LABEL: (p)2012 Warner Music UK Ltd
Nat King Cole & His Trio - Route 66
RELEASE: After Midnight-The Complete Session - LABEL: (p)1957 Capitol Records LLC
Linda Ronstadt - Straighten Up And Fly Right
RELEASE: 'Round Midnight - LABEL: (p)2006 Rhino Entertainment
Steve Lawrence - Night And Day
RELEASE: Ultra Lounge- Wild, Cool & Swinging' Too! - LABEL: (p)2000 Capitol Records LLC
Dinah Washington - Destination Moon
RELEASE: Ultra Lounge - Wild, Cool & Swinging' Too! - LABEL: (p)2000 Capitol Records LLC
Billy May & Orchestra - The Look Of Love
RELEASE: Utra Lounge Vol 14- BossaNovaville - LABEL: (p)Capitol records LLC
Ella Fitzgerald - Hawaiian War Chant
RELEASE: Ultra Lounge - Wild,Cool & Swinging' Too ! - LABEL: (p)2000 Capitol Records LLC
Dean Martin - Standing On The Corner
RELEASE: Greatest Hits - LABEL: (p)Capitol Records LLC
Frank Sinatra - Without A Song
RELEASE: Best Of Vegas - LABEL: (p)2013 Frank Sinatra Enterprises LLC

A Taste of Honey - 01:30pm - Monday 23rd January, 2017

Playlist
A Taste of Honey - 12:00am Monday 23rd January, 2017
Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett - It Don'T Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
RELEASE: Cheek To Cheek - LABEL: (p)2015 Columbia Records
Andy Williams - House Of Bamboo
RELEASE: The Very Bet Of Andy Williams - LABEL: (p) Sony Music Entertainment
David Carbonara - How Mable Get Sable Cha Cha Cha
RELEASE: MadMen- Music From The Series - LABEL: (p)Universal Music Group
Anita O'Day - Lets Face The Music And Dance
RELEASE: Anita Sings For Oscar - LABEL: (p)Capitol Records LLC
The Puppini Sisters - I Got Rhythm
RELEASE: Hollywood - LABEL: (p)2007 Decca Records France
Arty Shaw and his Orchestra - Frenesi
RELEASE: The Only Big Band CD You'll Ever Need - LABEL: (p)BMG Entertainment
Jools Holland & Lilly Rose Cooper - The Lady Is A Tramp
RELEASE: The Golden Age Of Song - LABEL: (p)2012 Warner Music Uk Ltd
Queen Latifah - I Love Being Here With You
RELEASE: Trav'lin' Light - LABEL: (p)2007 Verve Music Group
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Minnie The Moocher
RELEASE: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - LABEL: (p)2009 Big Bad Records
Arturo Sandoval - Mambo Caliente
RELEASE: The Mambo Kings - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - LABEL: (p)1992 Elektra Entertainment
The Barry Sisters - Hava Nagila
RELEASE: Their Greatest Yiddish Hits - LABEL: (p)2006 Legacy International
Benny Goodman,His Orchestra and Martha Tilton - Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
RELEASE: BioShock 2 -Original Soundtrack - LABEL: (p)2010 Sony Music Entertainment
Jack Jones - Angel Eyes
RELEASE: Ultra Lounge Vol 15 - Wild Cool & Swinging - LABEL: (p)Capitol Records LLC
Joe Bonamassa & Beth Hart - Them There Eyes
RELEASE: Seesaw - LABEL: (p)2013 J & R Adventures LLC
Lena Horne - It Had Better Be Tonight
RELEASE: Ultra-Lounge Vol 15 -Wild, Cool & Swinging - LABEL: (p)Capitol Records LLC
Frank Sinatra & Count Basie and His Orchestra - More
RELEASE: It Might As Well Be Swing - LABEL: (p)Capitol Records LLC
Nancy Wilson - A Lot Of Livin' To Do
RELEASE: Ultra- Lounge Vol 15- Wild, Cool & Swinging - LABEL: (p)Capitol Records LLC
Billy Eckstine - That Old Black Magic
RELEASE: Greatest Hits - LABEL: (p)2001 99 Music
Billy May & His Orchestra - The Man With The Golden Arm
RELEASE: HiFi Hits - LABEL: (p)HiFi Hits
Bing Crosby,Buddy Cole & His Orchestra - Temptation
RELEASE: A Musical Biography - LABEL: (p)Bing Crosby Enterprises
Carmen McRae - I've Got The World On A String
RELEASE: Sarah - Dedicated To You - LABEL: (p)Bluebird Jazz/RCA Records
Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 - Goin' Out Of My Head
RELEASE: Swingers- Music For the International Jet Set - LABEL: (p)EMI Records Ltd
Bobby Darin - You Must Have been A Beautiful Baby
RELEASE: The Ultimate Bobby Darin - LABEL: (p)2004 Elektra Entertainment
The Beatles - I'll Follow The Sun
RELEASE: Beatles For Sale - LABEL: (p)Parlophone Records Ltd/Apple Records

A Taste of Honey - 01:30pm - Monday 16th January, 2017

Playlist
A Taste of Honey - 12:00am Monday 16th January, 2017
Peter Sarstedt - I Am A Cathedral
RELEASE: Playlist-The Best Of Peter Sarstedt - LABEL: (p)2016 Parlophone Records Ltd
La La Land Cast - Another Day Of Sun
RELEASE: La La Land Original Soundtrack - LABEL: (p)2016 Interscope Records
John Legend - Start A Fire
RELEASE: La La Land Soundtrack - LABEL: (p)2016 Interscope Records
Debbie Reynolds - Tammy
RELEASE: Tammy - LABEL: (p)2010 Four Matt Music
Debbie Reynolds - Am I That Easy To Forget
RELEASE: The Best Of Debbie Reynolds Vol 2 - LABEL: (p)2011 AP Music
Eddie Fisher - Heart(You've Gotta Have Heart)
RELEASE: The Greatest Songs Top Hits 1950-1960 - LABEL: (p)2000 Burning Fire
David Bowie - Cat People(Putting Out Fire)
RELEASE: Nothing Has Changed(The Best Of David Bowie) - LABEL: (p)2014 Parlophone Records Ltd
David Bowie - Absolute Beginners
RELEASE: Nothing Has Changed(The Best Of David Bowie) - LABEL: (p)2014 Parlophone Records Ltd
David Bowie - Golden Years
RELEASE: Nothing Has Changed(The Best Of David Bowie) - LABEL: (p)2014 Parlophone Records ltd
Ray Columbus and The Invaders - She's A Mod
RELEASE: Ray Columbus & The Invaders-The Definitive Collection - LABEL: (p)2009 Stebbing Recording Centre Ltd
Ray Columbus & The Invaders - ' Til We Kissed
RELEASE: Ray Columbus & The Invaders-The Definitive Collection - LABEL: (p)2009 Stebbing Recording Centre ltd
Ray Columbus & The Invaders - Poison Ivy
RELEASE: Ray Columbus & The Invaders-The Definitive Collection - LABEL: (p)2009 Stebbing Recording Centre Ltd
Peter Sarstedt - Frozen Orange Juice
RELEASE: Playlist-The Best Of Peter Sarstedt - LABEL: (p)2016 Parlophone Records ltd
Peter Sarstedt - Take Off Your Clothes
RELEASE: Playlist-The Best Of Peter Sarstedt - LABEL: Playlist-The Best Of Peter Sarstedt
Peter Sarstedt - Where Do You Go To My Lovely?
RELEASE: Playlist-The Best Of Peter Sarstedt - LABEL: (p)2016 Parlophone Records
Eden Kane - Well I Ask You
RELEASE: All The Hits Plus More.... The Best Of Eden Kane - LABEL: (p)2006 Prestige Fire
Eden Kane - Boys Cry
RELEASE: All The Hits Plus More....The Best Of Eden Kane - LABEL: (p)2006 Prestige Fire
Elvis Presley - I've Never Been To Spain
RELEASE: An Afternoon In The Garden - LABEL: (p)1972 RCA Records
Elvis Presley - Follow That Dream
RELEASE: The Cream Of The Catalogue - LABEL: (p)RCA Records
Elvis Presley - Loving You
RELEASE: The Cream Of The Catalogue - LABEL: (p)RCA Records
Elvis Presley - Funny How Time Slips Away
RELEASE: An Afternoon In The Garden - LABEL: (p)1972 RCA Records
Dan Barnett & Tricia Evy - They Can't Take That Away From Me
RELEASE: Walkin' Shoes - LABEL: (p)2016 Dan Barnett