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 15th February, 2017

Playing Favourites - 12:00pm - Wednesday 8th February, 2017

Playing Favourites - 12:00pm - Wednesday 1st February, 2017

Playing Favourites - 12:00pm - Wednesday 25th January, 2017

Playlist
Playing Favourites - 12:00am Wednesday 25th January, 2017
Dexter Gordon Quintet - Long Tall Dexter
RELEASE: Late Night Jazz CD 1 - LABEL: Union Square Music
Coleman Hawkins - What a Difference a Day Kakes
RELEASE: Late Night Jazz CD 1
Ike Quebec Quintet - Girl of My Dreams
RELEASE: Late Night Jazz CD 1 - LABEL: Union Square Music
Billie Holiday & Count Basie - I Can't Get Started
RELEASE: Late Night Jazz CD 1 - LABEL: Union Square Music
Sarah Vaughan & Ted Dale Orchestra - The Man I Love
RELEASE: Late Night Jazz CD 1 - LABEL: Union Square Music
Lester Young Basie's Bad Boys - I Ain't Got Nobody
RELEASE: Late Night Jazz CD 1 - LABEL: Union Square Music
Johnny Hodges Orchestra - Necer No Lament
RELEASE: Late Night Jazz CD 1 - LABEL: Union Square Music
Dizzy Gillespie Milt Jackson Ted Brown - Our Delight
RELEASE: Late Night Jazz CD 1 - LABEL: Union Square Music
Charlie Barnett & Peanuts Holland - Skyliner
RELEASE: Late Night Jazz CD 1 - LABEL: Union Square Music
Ben Webster & Billie Holiday - What a Little Moonlight Can Do
RELEASE: Late Night Jazz CD 1 - LABEL: Union Square Music
George Shearing Quintet - September in The Rain
RELEASE: Late Night Jazz CD 1 - LABEL: Union Square Music
Dizzy Gillespie Charlie Parker - Groovin' High
RELEASE: Late Night Jazz CD 1 - LABEL: Union Square Music
Tadd Dameron - Anthropology
RELEASE: Late Night Jazz - LABEL: Union Square Music
Don Byas & Hot Lips Page Orchestra - These Foolish Things
RELEASE: Late Night Jazz CD 1 - LABEL: Union Square Music
Teddy Wilson Orchestra - You Can't Stop Me From Dreaming
RELEASE: Late Night Jazz CD 1 - LABEL: Union Square Music
Thelonious Monk Milt Jackson - Evidence
RELEASE: Late Night Jazz CD 2 - LABEL: Union Square Music
Oscar Pettiford Quintet - Oscalypso
RELEASE: Late Night Jazz CD 2 - LABEL: Union Square Music
Billie Holiday & Count Basie - They Can't Take That Away from Me
RELEASE: Late Night Jazz - LABEL: Union Square Music
John ny HOdges & Duke Ellington - Moon Glow
RELEASE: Late Night Jazz - LABEL: Union Square Music
Lester Young Count Basie - Lady Be Good
RELEASE: Late Night Jazz - LABEL: Union Square Music
Count Basie Lester Young - You Can Depend on Me
RELEASE: Late Night Jazz - LABEL: Union Music
Benny Carter - When Lights Are Low
RELEASE: Late Night Jazz CD 2 - LABEL: Union Square Music
Billy Eckstein Orchestra - Tell Me Pretty Baby
RELEASE: Late Night Jazz CD 2 - LABEL: Union Square Music
Coleman Hawkins Orchestra - How Deep Is the Ocean
RELEASE: Late Night Jazz CD 2 - LABEL: Union Square Music
Lena Horne - Stormy Weather
RELEASE: Late Night Jazz - LABEL: Union Square Music
Ivie Anderson Duke Ellington - I Don't Mind
RELEASE: Late Night Jazz CD 2 - LABEL: Union Square Music
Lee Wiley Joe Bushkin Orchestra - You Took Advantage of Me
RELEASE: Late Night Jazz CD 2 - LABEL: Union Square Music

Playing Favourites - 12:00pm - Wednesday 18th January, 2017

Playlist
Playing Favourites - 12:00am Wednesday 18th January, 2017
Glenn Miller - In the Mood
RELEASE: Jazz Legends - LABEL: Capital Gold
Louis Jordan - Choo Choo Ch'Boogie
RELEASE: Jazz Legends - LABEL: Capital Gold
Cab Calloway - Minnie the Moocher
RELEASE: Jazz Legends - LABEL: Capital Gold
Billie Holiday - That Old Devil Called Love
RELEASE: Jazz Legends - LABEL: Capital Gold
Julie London - Cry Me a River
RELEASE: Jazz Legends - LABEL: Capital Gold
Dinah Washington - Mad About the Boy
RELEASE: Jazz Legends - LABEL: Capital Gold
Lester Young and Oscar Peterson - On the Sunny Side of the Street
RELEASE: Jazz Legends - LABEL: Capital Gold
Ella Fitzgerald - I've Got You Under My Skin
RELEASE: Jazz Legends - LABEL: Capital Gold
Nat King Cole George Shearing - Let There Be Love
RELEASE: Jazz Legends - LABEL: Capital Gold
Tony Bennett - Chicago
RELEASE: Jazz Legends - LABEL: Capital Gold
Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto - Desafinado
RELEASE: Jazz Legends - LABEL: Capital Gold
Count Basie Orchestra - Come Fly with Me
RELEASE: Jazz Legends - LABEL: Capital Gold
Dizzy Gillespie - Take the A Train
RELEASE: Jazz Legends - LABEL: Capital Gold
Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World
RELEASE: Jazz Legends - LABEL: Capital Gold
Acker Bilk - Stranger on the Shore
RELEASE: Jazz Legends - LABEL: Capital Gold
Erroll Garner - Misty
RELEASE: Jazz Legends - LABEL: Capital Gold
Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington - Mood Indigo
RELEASE: Jazz legends - LABEL: Capital Gold
Sarah Vaughan - Summertime
RELEASE: Jazz Legends - LABEL: Capital Gold
Billy Taylor Trio - I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free
RELEASE: Jazz Legends - LABEL: Capital Gold
Nina Simone - Feeling Good
RELEASE: Jazz Legends - LABEL: Capital Gold
Astrud Gilberto - Girl From Ipanema
RELEASE: Jazz Legends - LABEL: Capital Gold
Jamie Cullum - What A Difference a Day Made
RELEASE: Jazz Legends - LABEL: Capital Gold
Sergio Mendes - Mas Que Nada
RELEASE: Jazz Legends - LABEL: Capital Gold
Dave Brubeck Quartet - Unsquare Dance
RELEASE: Jazz Legends - LABEL: Capital Gold
Django Reinhardt - Nuages
RELEASE: Jazz Legends - LABEL: Capital Gold