Playing Favourites

Wednesdays MIDDAY

Presented by Gill Falson

Grey-haired woman in green blouse, on studio stairs.

Gill Falson

Music has been the life force in Gill’s family for generations. Grandmother, Ruby Daniels, widowed by the 1914-18 War, reared her two small sons with money earned playing piano for silent movies.

Ruby’s eldest son, Jack Daniels, became the music teacher at Cessnock High School and played piano for dances and balls throughout the Hunter Region. He also gathered a comprehensive record collection that has influenced his daughter ever since. Listening to 78’s of Ellington, Django, Basie, Goodman, Condon, James, Shaw, Waller etc. was mother’s milk to this young child.

Moving to ‘The Big Smoke’, Sydney, aged 18, Gill established herself as a singer/dancer in the city’s flourishing Night Club scene. There she met and married prominent trumpet player, composer and music arranger Ron Falson, who was kept busy writing for, and playing on, music based television programs, from 6 O’Clock Rock & Bandstand to the Midday Show and all Tonight Shows in Sydney and Melbourne.

So for 50 years Ron arranged music and Gill copied out the individual parts using pen and ink. No computers. This lifetime involvement has given Gill a comprehensive knowledge of the history of Jazz. Comes in handy choosing tracks for ‘Playing Favourites’!

Recent Episodes

Playing Favourites - 12:00pm - Wednesday 16th August, 2017

Playlist
Playing Favourites - 12:00am Wednesday 16th August, 2017
Count Basie & Friends - Cute
RELEASE: 100th Birthday Bash - LABEL: Roulette Jazz
Artie Shaw & His Orchestra - Oh Lady Be Good
RELEASE: Begin the Beguine - LABEL: Contemporary Jazz
Benny Carter - Olld Fashioned Love
RELEASE: Jazz Giant - LABEL: Contemporary Jazz
Benny Carter - I'm Comin' Virginia
RELEASE: Jazz Giant - LABEL: Contemporary Jazz
Vic Damone - Charmaine
RELEASE: The Lively Ones - LABEL: Caitol Records
Vic Damone - Cherokee
RELEASE: Lively Ons - LABEL: Capitol Records
Vic Damone - Laura
RELEASE: Lively Ones - LABEL: Caitol Records
Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges - Wabash Blues
RELEASE: Back to Back - LABEL: Verve
Duke Ellington & Johnny Hoges - Basin Street
RELEASE: Back to Back - LABEL: Verve
Ahmad Jamal - But Not For Me
RELEASE: At the Pershing - LABEL: Chess Records
Ahmd Jamal - Surry with the Fringe
RELEASE: At the Pershing - LABEL: Chess Records
Ahmad Jamal - Moonlight in Vrmont
RELEASE: At the Prshing - LABEL: Chess Records
Ahmad Jamal - What's New
RELEASE: At th Prshing - LABEL: Chess Records
Doobie Brothers - What a Fool Believes
RELEASE: Minute by Minute - LABEL: Warner Bros
Doobie Brothers - Minute by Minute
RELEASE: Minute by Minute - LABEL: Warner Bros
Artie Shaw & Orchestra - Begine the Beguine
RELEASE: Treasury of Artie Shaw - LABEL: Bluebird
Artie Shaw & Orchestra - Frenesi
RELEASE: Treasury of Artie Shaw - LABEL: Bluebird
Artie Shaw & Gramercy 5 - Special Delivery Stomp
RELEASE: Treasury of Artie Shaw - LABEL: Bluebird
Artie Shaw & Gramercy 5 - Stardust
RELEASE: Treasury of Artie Shaw - LABEL: Bluebird
Artie Shaw & Gramercy 5 - Moonglow
RELEASE: Treasury of Artie Shaw - LABEL: Bluebird
Vic Damone - Diane
RELEASE: LIVELY oNES - LABEL: cAPITOL rECORDS
Vic Damone - Nina Never Knew
RELEASE: Lively One - LABEL: Capitol
Vic Damone - Marie
RELEASE: Lively Ones - LABEL: Capitol
Vic Damne - The Most Beautiful Girl in the World
RELEASE: Lively Ones - LABEL: Capitol
Vic Damone - Ruby
RELEASE: Lively Ones - LABEL: Capitol
Duk Ellington - Red Roses for a Blue Lady
RELEASE: Great Hits of 1966 - LABEL: Reprise
Duke Ellington - Charade
RELEASE: Very Great Hits of 66 - LABEL: Reprise
Duke Ellington - I Wanna Hold Your Hand
RELEASE: Very Great Hits of 66 - LABEL: Reprise
Duke Ellington - Days of Wine and Roses
RELEASE: Very Dreat Hits of 66 - LABEL: Reprise
Duke Ellington - I Can't Stop Loving You
RELEASE: Very Great Hits of 66 - LABEL: Reprise

Playing Favourites - 12:00pm - Wednesday 9th August, 2017

Playlist
Playing Favourites - 12:00am Wednesday 9th August, 2017
Count Basie - Cute
RELEASE: 100th Birthday Bash - LABEL: Roulette Jazz
Gordon Goodwin's Big Fat Band - Sing Sang Song
RELEASE: Swinging for the Fences - LABEL: Silverline
Gordon Goodwin's Big Fat Band - I Remember
RELEASE: Swinging for the Fences - LABEL: Silver line
Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band - Shake Your Bones
RELEASE: Swinging for the Fence - LABEL: Silver line
Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band - Second Chance
RELEASE: Swinging for the Fencees - LABEL: Silver Line
Janet Seidel - And the Angels Sing
RELEASE: Comme Ci Comme Ca - LABEL: La Brava
Count Basie - For Lena and Lenny
RELEASE: 100th Birthday Bash - LABEL: Roulette Jazz
Renee Olstead - Summertime
RELEASE: Rene Olstead
Bennett & Brubeck - Take Five
RELEASE: White House Sessions Live 1962 - LABEL: Legacy
Tony Bennett - Just in Time
RELEASE: Whithouse Sessions - LABEL: Legacy
Tony Bennett - Small World
RELEASE: White House Sessions - LABEL: Legacy
Tony Bennett - Make Someone Happy
RELEASE: White House Sessions - LABEL: Legacy
Tony Bennett - Rags to Riches
RELEASE: White House Sessions - LABEL: Legacy
Tony Bennett - One For My Baby
RELEASE: Whaite House Sessions - LABEL: Legacy
Tony Bennett - I Left My Heart in San Francisco
RELEASE: White House Sessions - LABEL: Legacy
Tony Bennett & Dave Brubeck - Lullaby of Broadway
RELEASE: White House Sessions - LABEL: Legacy
Tony Bennett & Dave Brubeck - Chicago
RELEASE: White House Sessions - LABEL: Legacy
Tony Bennett & Dave Brubeck - That Old Black Magic
RELEASE: Whitehouse Sessions - LABEL: Legacy
Tony Bennett & Dave Brubeck - There'll Never Be Another You
RELEASE: White House Sessions - LABEL: Legacy
Lionel Hamptn - Perdido
RELEASE: Lionel Hampton & the Just Jazz All Stars - LABEL: GNP Crescendo
Lionel Hampton - That's My Desire
RELEASE: Lionel Hampton Just Jazz All Stars - LABEL: GNP Crescendo
Lionel Hampton - Central Ave Breakdown
RELEASE: Lionel Hampton Just Jazz All Stars - LABEL: GNP Crescendo
Lionel Hampton - Kaba's Blues
RELEASE: Lionel Hampton and Just Jazz All Stars - LABEL: GNP Crescendo
Lionel Hampton - Hamp's Boogie Woogie
RELEASE: Lionel Hampton Just Jazz All Stars - LABEL: GNP Crescendo
Lionel Hampton - Flying Home
RELEASE: Lionel Hampton Just Jazz All Stars - LABEL: GNP Crescendo

Playing Favourites - 12:00pm - Wednesday 2nd August, 2017

Playlist
Playing Favourites - 12:00am Wednesday 2nd August, 2017
12:03pm Gene Harris Super Band - Surry With The Fringe On Top
RELEASE: Big Band Soul
12:06pm Gene Harris Super Band - When It's Sleepy Time Down South
RELEASE: Big Band Soul
12:13pm Gene Harris Super Band - Love Is Here To Stay
RELEASE: Big Band Soul
12:21pm Gene Harris Super Band - Do You Know What It means
RELEASE: Big Band Soul
12:28pm Gene Harris Super Band - Do You Know What it Means To Miss New Orleans
RELEASE: Big Band Soul
12:34pm Carmen Mcrae - I Only Have Eyes For You
RELEASE: The Art Of Carmen McRae For Once In My Life
12:38pm Carmen McRae - There's No Such Thing As Love
RELEASE: The Art Of Carmen McRae...
12:43pm Carmen McRae - I'm Always Drunk In San Fransisco
RELEASE: The Art Of Carmen McRae...
12:51pm Gene Harris Super Band - Lonely Bottles
RELEASE: Big Band Soul
12:59pm Gene Harris Super Band - Don't Get Around Much
RELEASE: Big Band Soul
01:03pm Gene Harris Super Band - Centre Pice
RELEASE: Big Band Soul
01:08pm Mel Torme - I Wished On The Moon
RELEASE: Swingin' On The Moon
01:13pm Mel Torme - Blue Moon
RELEASE: Swingin' On The Moon
01:20pm Mel Torme - You Crazy Moon
RELEASE: Swingin' On The Moon
01:22pm Sammy Nestico's Big Band - Fascinating Rhythm
RELEASE: Night Flight
01:26pm Sammy Nestico's Big Band - Marguerita
RELEASE: Night Flight
01:31pm Sammy Nestico's Big Band - Satin & Glass
RELEASE: Night Flight
01:37pm Sammy Nestico's Big Bnad - I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
RELEASE: Night Flight
01:43pm Sammy Nestico's Big Band - Smack Dab In The Middle
RELEASE: Night Flight
01:50pm Sammy Davis Jr - I Gotta Be Me
RELEASE: In Person Australia '77

Playing Favourites - 12:00pm - Wednesday 26th July, 2017

Playlist
Playing Favourites - 12:00am Wednesday 26th July, 2017
Count Basie - Cute
RELEASE: 1000th Birthday Bash - LABEL: Roulette Jazz
Benny Carter - If Dreams Come True
RELEASE: Further Definitions
Paul Williamson & Bob Bertles - How Swede It Is
Ella Fitzgerald - Blues in the Night
RELEASE: Ella Sings Harold Arlen - LABEL: Verve
Bob Bertles - Body & Soul
Ella Fitzgerald - I Didn't Know about You
RELEASE: Ella with Duke - LABEL: Verve
Toni Lamond & Bob Bertles - Moonlight Saving Time
RELEASE: A
Ruby Braff & Hank Jones - I Got Rhythm
RELEASE: Show Tuns
John Hahn Quartet - All the Things You Are
Mark Hunter - Night and Day
RELEASE: Cole Porter Song Book
Mark Hunter - You Don't Know Me
RELEASE: Cole Porter Songbook
Mark Hunter - I've Got the World on a String
RELEASE: Cole Porter Song Book
Ruby Braff - Devil an th Deep Blue Sea
RELEASE: Harld Arlen Song Book - LABEL: Verve
Bob Bertles and Mike Nock - Isn't It Romantic
Ella Fitzgerald - Don't Get Aroun Much Any Mor
RELEASE: Ella with Duke - LABEL: Verve
Benny Carter - Doozy
RELEASE: Further Definitions - LABEL: Impulse

Playing Favourites - 12:00pm - Wednesday 19th July, 2017

Playlist
Playing Favourites - 12:00am Wednesday 19th July, 2017
Count Basie - Cute
RELEASE: Count Basie 1ooth Birthday Bash - LABEL: Roulette Jazz
Sinatra & Basie - Pennies from Heaven
RELEASE: Sinatra & Basie - LABEL: Frank Sinatra Enterprises
Roy Eldridge & Dizzy Gillespie - Sometimes I'm Happy
RELEASE: Roy & Diz with Oscar's Trio - LABEL: Verve
Frank Sinatra & Count Basie - Please Be Kind
RELEASE: Frank and Basie - LABEL: Frank Sinatra Enterprises
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald - Drop Me Off In Harlem
RELEASE: Big Band Classics - LABEL: Big Band Classics
Woody Herman - Moten Swing
RELEASE: Big Band Classics - LABEL: Big Band Classics
fRANK sINATRA & cOUNT bASIE - The Tender Trap
RELEASE: fRANK & bASIE - LABEL: Frank Sinatra Entrprises
Johnny Hodges - Indiana
RELEASE: Big Band Classics - LABEL: Big Band Classics
Louis Bellson - It Don't Mean a Thing
RELEASE: Big Band Classics - LABEL: Big Band Classics
Terry Gibbs - Softly As in a Morning Sickness
RELEASE: Big Band Classics - LABEL: Big Band Classics
Frank Sinatra & Count Basie - Rose Coloured Glasses
RELEASE: Frank & Basie - LABEL: Frank Sinatra Enterprises
Frank Sinatra & Count Basie - My Kind of Girl
RELEASE: Frank & Basie - LABEL: Frank Sinatra Enterprises
Buddy Rich - 9.20 Special
RELEASE: Big Band Classics - LABEL: Big Band Classics
Gene Krupa & Anita O'Day - Opus 1
RELEASE: Big Band Classics - LABEL: Big Band Classics
Mel Torme & George Sharing - Hi Fly
RELEASE: Mel Torme Best Of Concord Years - LABEL: Concord
Cannonball Adderley - Hi Fly
Frank Sinatra & Count Basie - I Only Have Eys for You
RELEASE: Frank & Basie - LABEL: Frank Sinatra Enterprises
Trevor Rippingale - Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea
RELEASE: Benny's Boys - LABEL: B7W Music
Trevor Rippingale - I'm Confessin'
RELEASE: Benny's Boys - LABEL: B&W Music
Trevor Rippingale - You Can't Pull the Wool Over My Eyes
RELEASE: Benny's Boys - LABEL: B&W Music
Frank Sinatra & Count Basie - Learnin' the Blues
RELEASE: Frank & Basie - LABEL: Frank Sinatra Enterprises
Bob Barnard - I'm Getting Sentimental
RELEASE: Bob Barnard & Strings - LABEL: ABC
Mel Torme - New York Medley
RELEASE: Mr Torme Best of the Concord Years - LABEL: Concord
Roy Eldridge & Dizzy Gillespie - Blue Moon
RELEASE: Roy & Diz with Oscar's Trio - LABEL: Verve

Playing Favourites - 12:00pm - Wednesday 12th July, 2017

Playlist
Playing Favourites - 12:00am Wednesday 12th July, 2017
Count Basie - Cute
RELEASE: 100th Birthday Bash - LABEL: Roulette Jazz
Harry James - Trumpet Blues
RELEASE: Trumpet Blues - LABEL: Capitol
Harry James - Jam Session
RELEASE: Trumpet Blues - LABEL: Capitol
Dianne Schuur - That Old Devil Called Love
RELEASE: Music Is My Life
Sonny Stitt & Oscar's Trio - I Can't Give You Anything But Love
RELEASE: Sits in With ... - LABEL: Verve
Will Bradley Trio - Down the Road Apiece
RELEASE: Boogie Woogie - LABEL: Jasmine Records
Benny Goodman - Grand Slam
RELEASE: Boogie Woogie - LABEL: Jasmine Records
Lionel Hampton - Munson's Break Down
RELEASE: Boogie Woogie - LABEL: Jasmine Records
Harry James - Boo Woo
RELEASE: Boogie Woogie - LABEL: Jasmine Records
Ernie Andrews - Sweet Lorraine
RELEASE: Jump for Joy - LABEL: High Note
Patrick Williams and His Big Band - I've Got You Under My Skin
RELEASE: Sinatraland - LABEL: Capitol Records
Patrick Williams and His Big Band - I Hadn't Anyone Til You
RELEASE: Sinatraland - LABEL: Capitol Records
Patrick Williams and His Big Band - Saturday Night Is the Loneliest Night of the Week
RELEASE: Sinatraland - LABEL: Capitol
Patrick Williams and His Big Band - Just One of Those Things
RELEASE: Sinatraland - LABEL: Capitol
Diane Schuur - If You Could See Me Now
RELEASE: Music Is My Life
The Three Out - I Love You
RELEASE: Sittin' in with The Three Out
The Three Out - Sittin' In the Blues
RELEASE: Sittin' in with The Three Out
The Three Out - Logan Berries
RELEASE: Sittin' In with The Three Out - LABEL: Sony
Ernie Andrews - Jump for Jump
RELEASE: Jump for Joy - LABEL: High Note
Harry James - Moten Swing
RELEASE: Trumpet Blues - LABEL: Capitol
Harry James - Cherry
RELEASE: Trumpet Blues - LABEL: Capitol
Harry James - Beginning to See the Light
RELEASE: Trumpet Blues - LABEL: Capitol
Harry james - Two O'Clock Jump
RELEASE: Trumpet Blues - LABEL: Capitol
Sonny Stitt & Oscar's Trio - Blues for Pres, Sweets, Ben and All the Other Funky Cats
RELEASE: Sits in With ... - LABEL: Verve