A Taste of Honey

Mondays 1:30pM

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 16th October, 2017

Playlist
A Taste of Honey - 12:00am Monday 16th October, 2017
Miller Sisters - Ten Cats Down
Elvis - Good Rockin tonight
Narvel Felts - My Babe
Jerry Lee Lewis - Breathless
Dr John - Mack The Knife
RELEASE: Verve Impressions - LABEL: verve
Freda Payne - Drink Mudy Water
RELEASE: Come Back To Me Lover
alice Terry - Emotion
RELEASE: single - LABEL: Independent
Herbie Hancock Damien Rice & Lisa Hannigan - Dont Explain
RELEASE: Possibilities
Bruce Brown - Let's Go Watch TV
RELEASE: I Believe It
Ella Fitzgerald - Trouble In Mind
RELEASE: 100 Songs For A Centennial - LABEL: Verve, Universal Music Group
Ella Fitzgerald - Cotton Tail
RELEASE: 100 Songs For A Centennial - LABEL: Verve, Universal Music Group

A Taste of Honey - 01:30pm - Monday 9th October, 2017

Playlist
A Taste of Honey - 12:00am Monday 9th October, 2017
Liz Wright - A Taste of Honey
RELEASE: Dreaming Wide Awak - LABEL: Verve
Tony Bennett - You Must Believe In Spring
RELEASE: The Best of the Improv Recordings - LABEL: Concord
Jan Preston - The Ivories Are Calling
RELEASE: My Life As A Piano - LABEL: Independent
Jan Preston - 20 Figers on 88 Keys
RELEASE: My Life As A Piano - LABEL: Independent
Louis Prima - Jump Jive and Wail
RELEASE: The Wildest - LABEL: Capitol
Jon Cleary - Burnt Mouth Boogie
RELEASE: Alligator Lips and Dity Rice - LABEL: FHQ
Barbara Morrison - Down Home blues
RELEASE: By Request - LABEL: Fertility Records
Dutch Tilders - Bad Books
RELEASE: Real Australian blues - LABEL: Empire
tony DeSare - Sabre Dance boogie
RELEASE: sabre dance boogie - LABEL: telarc
Ian Shaw - chelsea Morning
RELEASE: Drawn To All Things - LABEL: Linn
Gregory Porter Jools Holland - Sweet Country Love Song
RELEASE: Golden Age Of Song
Ian Shaw - Step Inside Love
RELEASE: Erotic Jazz Moments

A Taste of Honey - 01:30pm - Monday 2nd October, 2017

Playlist
A Taste of Honey - 12:00am Monday 2nd October, 2017
Nicolas King - There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York
RELEASE: Nineteen - LABEL: Independent
Barbara Morrison - Sydney's Blues
RELEASE: Barbara Morrison & John Harkins Trio - LABEL: Independent
Jubilation - Tahi Miti Toru E
RELEASE: Spread The Joy - LABEL: Independent
Jonathan Butler - Living My Dream
RELEASE: Living My Dream - LABEL: Mack Avenue
Beegie Adair - Taking A Chance on Love
RELEASE: By Request - LABEL: Green Hill
Hip Mo' Toast - I'm Just a Wandering Cowgirl
RELEASE: Mischievous Girl - LABEL: Independent
Patti Austin - Cool
RELEASE: The Songs of West Side Story - LABEL: BMG
Father & Son - And I Love Her
RELEASE: Take Five - LABEL: Independent
Elly Hoyt - Blackbird
RELEASE: Oranges & Sunshine - LABEL: Independent
King Pleasure - Red Top
RELEASE: King Pleasure Sings - LABEL: Prestige
Rick Braun - Can You Feel It?
RELEASE: Can You Feel It - LABEL: Mack Avenue
Kristin Berardi & James Sherlock - Drop Me Off In Harlem
RELEASE: I'm Glad There Is You - LABEL: Independent
Duke Ellington feat. Betty Roche - Take the 'A' Train
RELEASE: Dukes Singing Ladies - LABEL: Saga
Vince Jones - Detour Ahead
RELEASE: One Day Spent - LABEL: EMI
Pink Martini - Tempo Perdido
RELEASE: Hey Eugene! - LABEL: Heinz
Pat Martino Quartet - Lean Years
RELEASE: Undeniable - LABEL: HighNote
Tamara Kuldin - Embrace Me
RELEASE: Love, Longing & Lullabies - LABEL: Independent

A Taste of Honey - 01:30pm - Monday 25th September, 2017

Playlist
A Taste of Honey - 12:00am Monday 25th September, 2017
02:24pm Matt Monro - Autumn Leaves
RELEASE: Great Gentlemen Of Song-Portrait On Matt Monro - LABEL: (p)1995 Parlophone Records
02:30pm Jan Preston - Scared Of The Dark
RELEASE: Play It Again Jan - LABEL: (p)2017 Jan Preston
01:34pm Brian Setzer - Prologue/Jet Song
RELEASE: The Songs Of Westside Story - LABEL: (p)1996 BMG Music
01:38pm Salt-n-Pepa,Def Jef, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes,The Jerky Boys, Paul Rodriguez - Officer Krupke
RELEASE: The Songs Of West Side Story - LABEL: (p)1996 BMG Music
01:44pm Santana feat The Product G & B - Maria,Maria
RELEASE: Supernatural - LABEL: (p)1999 RCA/Jive Label Group
01:49pm Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind Part II
RELEASE: The Element Of Freedom - LABEL: (p)2001 RCA/Jive Label Group
01:55pm Coup D'Etat - Dr I Like Your Medicine
RELEASE: Coup D'Etat - LABEL: (p)1981 Polygram Records NZ Ltd
02:12pm Jan Preston - The Sun Shines
RELEASE: Play It Again Jan - LABEL: (p)2017 Jan Preston
02:15pm Rufus Wainwright - Chelsea Hotel No 2
RELEASE: Vibrate-The Best Of Rufus Wainwright - LABEL: (p)2013 Geffen Records
02:20pm Rod Stewart & Bette Midler - Manhattan
RELEASE: Stardust:The Great American Songbook - LABEL: (p)2004 RCA/Jive Records Group
02:28pm Ray Charles - Stella By Starlight
RELEASE: Essential Classics - LABEL: (p)2005 Atlantic Recording Corporation
02:34pm Mel Torme & George Shearing - New York, New York Medley
RELEASE: Lullabies Of Birdland-A Musical Autobiography - LABEL: (p)2000 Concord Records Group Inc
02:40pm Rumer - Arthurs Theme
RELEASE: BBC Radio 2-Sounds Of The 80's - LABEL: (p)2014 BBC
02:45pm Jan Preston - Boogie Fur Elise
RELEASE: My Life As A Piano - LABEL: (p)2013 Jan preston
02:48pm Tony Bennett & Billy Joel - New York State Of Mind
RELEASE: Playing With My Friends - LABEL: (p)2001 Columbia Records
02:55pm Mary Stallings - I Love Being Here With You
RELEASE: Live At The Village Vanguard - LABEL: (p)2001 Mack Avenue Records II, LLC

A Taste of Honey - 01:30pm - Monday 18th September, 2017

Playlist
A Taste of Honey - 12:00am Monday 18th September, 2017
01:36pm Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Up Cherry Street
RELEASE: Lost Treasures - LABEL: (p)2000 Shout Records LLC
01:36pm Guy Clark - Instant Coffee Blues
RELEASE: The Essential Guy Clark - LABEL: (p)1997 RCA Records Nashville
01:40pm Guy Clark - Desperadoes Waiting For A Train
RELEASE: The Essential Guy Clark - LABEL: (p)1997 RCA records Nashville
01:47pm Jamey Johnson - For The Good Times
RELEASE: The Guitar Song - LABEL: (p)2010 Mercury Nashville
01:51pm Jamey Johnson - The Guitar Song
RELEASE: The Guitar Song - LABEL: (p)2010 Mercury Nashville
01:57pm George Jones - Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes
RELEASE: Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes - LABEL: (p)1998 Epic Records
02:00pm Don Williams - I Believe In You
RELEASE: The Very Best Of Don Williams - LABEL: (p)1995 RCA Records Nashville
02:04pm Don Williams - I Recall A Gypsy Woman
RELEASE: The Very Best of Don Williams - LABEL: (p)1995 RCA Records Nashville
02:08pm Don Williams - You're My Best Friend
RELEASE: The Very Best Of Don Williams - LABEL: (p)1995 RCA Nashville
02:11pm Don Williams - Tulsa Time
RELEASE: The Very Best Of Don Williams - LABEL: (p)1995 RCA Nashville
02:14pm Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Casino Royale
RELEASE: Sounds Like..... - LABEL: (p)1967 A&M Records
02:19pm Don Williams - Lay Down Sally
RELEASE: Borrowed Tales - LABEL: (p)1979 castle Communications
02:22pm Don Williams - My Rifle,My Pony & Me
RELEASE: Borrowed Tales - LABEL: (p)1979 Castle Communications
02:24pm Don Williams - Reason To Believe
RELEASE: Borrowed Tales - LABEL: (p)1979 Castle Communications
02:28pm Don Williams - Fever
RELEASE: Borrowed Tales - LABEL: (p)1979 Castle Communications
02:31pm Don McLean - A White Sport Coat(And A Pink Carnation )
RELEASE: For The Memories - LABEL: (p)1989 Gold Castle
02:34pm Don McLean - Travelling' Man
RELEASE: For The Memories - LABEL: (p)1989 Gold Castle
02:38pm Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Can't Help Falling In Love
RELEASE: If I Can Dream - LABEL: (p)2015 RCA Records
02:41pm Elvis Presley - Suspicion
RELEASE: The 50 Greatest Hits - LABEL: (p)2000 RCA Records
02:45pm Willie Nelson (with Tony Joe White, Leon Russell & Jamey Johnson)) - God's Problem Child
RELEASE: Gods Problem Child - LABEL: (p)2017 Sony Music Entertainment
02:50pm Willie Nelson with Ray Charles - Seven Spanish Angels
RELEASE: Legend-The Best Of Willie Nelson - LABEL: (p)2008 Sony Music Entertainment
02:57pm Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Tangerine
RELEASE: Whipped Cream & Other Delights()Remixed) - LABEL: (p)2000 Shout Factory LLC

A Taste of Honey - 01:30pm - Monday 11th September, 2017

Playlist
A Taste of Honey - 12:00am Monday 11th September, 2017
01:32pm Steely Dan - East St Louis Toodle -oo
RELEASE: Citizen Steely Dan Boxed Set - LABEL: (p)1972-93 MCA Records Inc
01:39pm Steely Dan - Do It Again
RELEASE: Citizen Steely Dan Boxed Set - LABEL: (p)1972-93 MCA Records Inc
01:44pm Steely Dan - Dirty Work
RELEASE: Citizen Steely Dan Boxed Set - LABEL: (p)1972-93 MCA Records Inc
01:48pm Steely Dan - Reelin' In The Years
RELEASE: Citizen Steely Dan Boxed Set - LABEL: (p)1972-93 MCA Records Inc
01:55pm Steely Dan - Bodhisvatta
RELEASE: Citizen Steely Dan Boxed Set - LABEL: (p)1972-93 MCA Records Inc
02:00pm Steely Dan - My Old School
RELEASE: Citizen Steely Dan Boxed Set - LABEL: (p)1972-93 MCA Records Inc
02:06pm Steely Dan - Rikki Don't Lose That Number
RELEASE: Citizen Steely Dan Boxed Set - LABEL: (p)1972-93 MCA Records Inc
02:13pm Steely Dan - Black Friday
RELEASE: Citizen Steely Dan Boxed Set - LABEL: (p)1972-93 MCA Records Inc
02:16pm Steely Dan - Bad Sneakers
RELEASE: Citizen Steely Dan Boxed Set - LABEL: (p)1972-93 MCA Records Inc
02:21pm Steely Dan - Deacon Blues
RELEASE: Citizen Steely Dan Boxed Set - LABEL: (p)1972-93 MCA Records Inc
02:30pm Steely Dan - Peg
RELEASE: Citizen Steely Dan Boxed Set - LABEL: (p)1972-93 MCA Records Inc
02:34pm Steely Dan - Haitian Divorce
RELEASE: Citizen Steely Dan Boxed Set - LABEL: (p)1972-93 MCA Records Inc
02:43pm Steely Dan - Hey Nineteen
RELEASE: Citizen Steely Dan Boxed Set - LABEL: (p)1972-93 MCA Records Inc
02:48pm Steely Dan - Gaucho
RELEASE: Citizen Steely Dan Boxed Set - LABEL: (p)1972-93 MCA Records Inc
02:56pm Steely Dan - FM(No Static At All)
RELEASE: FM Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - LABEL: (p)1978 MCA Records Inc