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 18th October, 2017

Playlist
Playing Favourites - 12:00am Wednesday 18th October, 2017
12:03pm Buddy Rich - Shorty George
RELEASE: Buddy Rich Sessions
12:08pm Buddy Rich - Jump For Me
RELEASE: Buddy Rich Sessions
12:15pm Diana Krall - Let's Fall In Love
RELEASE: When I Look In Your Eyes
12:20pm Buddy Rich - 9:20 Special
RELEASE: Buddy Rich Sessions
12:25pm Buddy Rich - Down For The Double
RELEASE: Buddy Rich Sessions
12:30pm Diana Krall - I've Got You Under My Skin
RELEASE: When I Look In Your Eyes
12:37pm Harry Edison - Hollering At The Watkins
RELEASE: Sweets
12:41pm Harry Edison - Used To Be Basie
RELEASE: Sweets
12:47pm Diana Krall - I Can't Give You Anything But Love
RELEASE: When I Look In Your Eyes
12:50pm Capp/Pierce Orchestra - Little Pony
RELEASE: Juggernaut Strikes Again!
12:57pm Capp/Pierce Orchestra - One For Marshall
RELEASE: Juggernaut Strikes Again!
01:04pm Capp/Pierce Orchestra - Chops, Fingers and Sticks
RELEASE: Juggernaut Strikes Again!
01:09pm Capp/Pierce Orchestra - Word From Bird
RELEASE: Juggernaut Strikes Again!
01:15pm Ernie Andrews - Girl Talk
RELEASE: Girl Talk
01:20pm Ernie Andrews - Don't Touch Me
RELEASE: Girl Talk
01:26pm Harry Edison - You're Going To Be A Habit With Me
RELEASE: Sweets
01:34pm Diana Krall - I'll String Along With You
RELEASE: When I Look In Your Eyes
01:39pm Harry Edison - Our Love Is Here To Stay
RELEASE: Sweets
01:51pm Diana Krall - The Best Thing For You
RELEASE: When I Look In Your Eyes
01:55pm Buddy Rich - Jumpin' At The Woodside
RELEASE: Buddy Rich Sessions

Playing Favourites - 12:00pm - Wednesday 11th October, 2017

Playlist
Playing Favourites - 12:00am Wednesday 11th October, 2017
12:03pm Count Basie - Cute
RELEASE: 100th Birthday Bash - LABEL: Roulette Jazz
12:05pm Oscar Peterson & Lester Young - Ad Lib Blues
RELEASE: Oscar & Lester Young - LABEL: Verve
12:10pm Billie Holiday - They Can't Take That Away from Me
RELEASE: Gershwin Songbook - LABEL: Verve
12:14pm Oscar Peterson Trio & Clark Terry - Mack the Knife
RELEASE: Oscar Peterson + One - LABEL: Verve
12:20pm Buddy Greco - Yes Sir That's My baby
RELEASE: Swinging Gentlemen - LABEL: Verve
12:24pm Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Ed Thigpen - Love For Sale
RELEASE: Oscar Peterson Plays The Cole Porter Song Book
12:29pm Oscar Peterson, Stephane Grappelli - I Won't Dance
RELEASE: Jazz In Paris
12:36pm Oscar Peterson, Stephane Grappelli - My Heart Stood Still
RELEASE: Jazz In Paris
12:41pm Louis Armstrong - There's A Boat That's Leaving For New York
RELEASE: Gershwin Songbook
12:48pm Oscar Peterson, Clark Terry - Brotherhood of Man
RELEASE: Oscar Peterson + One
12:53pm Oscar Peterson Trio & Clark Terry - I Want A Little Girl
RELEASE: Oscar Peterson + One
12:59pm Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Ed Thigpen - I've Got You Under My Skin
RELEASE: Oscar Peterson Plays The Cole Porter Song Book
01:02pm Bing Crosby - Blue Room
RELEASE: Swinging Gentlemen
01:09pm Lester Young With The Oscar Peterson Trio - Tea For Two
RELEASE: Oscar & Lester Young
01:14pm Oscar Peterson, Stephane Grappelli - Them There Eyes
RELEASE: Jazz In Paris
01:19pm Oscar Peterson, Stephane Grappelli - Flamingo
RELEASE: Jazz In Paris
01:28pm Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli - Out Of Nowhere
RELEASE: Djangologie
01:32pm Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli - Sweet Georgia Brown
RELEASE: Djangologie
01:36pm Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli - I'm Coming, Virginia
RELEASE: Djangologie
01:39pm Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli - I've Got Rhythm
RELEASE: Djangologie
01:44pm Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli - I'll See You In My Dreams
RELEASE: Djangologie
01:47pm Oscar Peterson, Stephane Grappelli - Makin' Whoopee
RELEASE: Jazz In Paris
01:53pm Oscar Peterson, Stephane Grappelli - Walkin' My Baby Back Home
RELEASE: Jazz In Paris
01:57pm Oscar Peterson, Stephane Grappelli - Thou Swell
RELEASE: Jazz In Paris

Playing Favourites - 12:00pm - Wednesday 4th October, 2017

Playlist
Playing Favourites - 12:00am Wednesday 4th October, 2017
12:04pm Frank Sinatra - Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm GOne
RELEASE: Billy May
12:07pm Count Basie - Blues In Hoss' Flat
RELEASE: Chairman of the Board
12:09pm Frank Sinatra - Don't Be That Way
RELEASE: Billy May
12:14pm Dave Grusin - That Certain Feeling
RELEASE: The Gershwin Connection
12:16pm Dave Grusin - Soon
RELEASE: The Gershwin Connection
12:20pm Peggy Lee - The Man I Love
RELEASE: The Man I Love
12:25pm Peggy Lee - Alright, O.K.
RELEASE: The Man I Love
12:27pm Peggy Lee - Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe
RELEASE: The Man I Love
12:31pm Jack Sheldon - That Old Feeling
RELEASE: Playing For Change
12:37pm Mel Torme - Day In Day Out
RELEASE: The Best of the Concord Years
12:41pm Mel Torme - You're Driving Me Crazy
RELEASE: The Best of the Concord Years
12:47pm Gene Harris Quartet - Don't Be That Way
RELEASE: Listen Here!
12:53pm Sammy Davis Jr. with Count Basie - You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
RELEASE: The Wham of Sam
12:55pm Sammy Davis Jr. with Count Basie - Woman!
RELEASE: The Wham of Sam
12:59pm Clark Terry - Ellington's Rock In Rhythm
RELEASE: The Happy Horns of Clark Terry
01:05pm Clark Terry - In A Mist
RELEASE: The Happy Horns of Clark Terry
01:09pm Clark Terry - Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
RELEASE: The Happy Horns of Clark Terry
01:13pm Clark Terry - Jazz Conversations
RELEASE: The Happy Horns of Clark Terry
01:19pm Catherine Russell - All The Cats Joined In
RELEASE: Inside This Heart of Mine
01:23pm Catherine Russell - Just Because You Can
RELEASE: Inside This Heart of Mine
01:27pm Catherine Russell - Quiet Whiskey
RELEASE: Inside This Heart of Mine
01:36pm Kurt Elling - On Broadway
RELEASE: Broadway
01:42pm Count Basie - Kansas City Shout
RELEASE: Chairman of the Board
01:48pm Sammy Davis Jr. with Count Basie - Girl from Ipanema
RELEASE: The Wham of Sam
01:51pm Sammy Davis Jr. with Count Basie - Keepin' Out of Mischief
RELEASE: The Wham of Sam
01:53pm Gordon Goodwin - There's The Rub
RELEASE: Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
02:01pm Gene Harris Quartet - The Song Is Ended
RELEASE: Listen Here!

Playing Favourites - 12:00pm - Wednesday 27th September, 2017

Playlist
Playing Favourites - 12:00am Wednesday 27th September, 2017
Glenn Miller - A String of Pearls
RELEASE: Essential Glenn Miller - LABEL: Sony BMG
Curtis Stigers - I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
RELEASE: Number One Jazz Album - LABEL: Verve
Nina Simone - Feeling Good
RELEASE: Number One Jazz Album - LABEL: Verve
Deborah Cox - Destination Moon
RELEASE: Number One Jazz Album - LABEL: Verve
Ray Charles & Count Basie - i Can't Stop Loving You
RELEASE: Number One Jazz Album - LABEL: Verve
Queen Latifa - I Love Being Here with You
RELEASE: Number One Jazz Album - LABEL: Verve
Peggy Lee - I've Got You Under My Skin
RELEASE: Number One Jazz Album - LABEL: Verve
Melody Gardot - Sweet Memory
RELEASE: Number One Jazz Album - LABEL: Verve
Patti Page - The Lady Is a Tramp
RELEASE: Number One Jazz Album - LABEL: Verve
Beth Rowley - Nobody's Fault But Mine
RELEASE: Number One Jazz Album - LABEL: Verve
Oscar Peterson Trio - Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You
RELEASE: Number One Jazz Album - LABEL: Verve
Lizz Wright - Coming Home
RELEASE: Number One Jazz Album - LABEL: Verve
Sarah Vaughan - Take the A Train
RELEASE: Number One Jazz Album - LABEL: Verve
Silje Niergaard - Me Oh My
RELEASE: Number One Jazz Album - LABEL: Verve
Billie Holiday - Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me
RELEASE: Number One Jazz Album - LABEL: Verve
Erin Boheme - Someone to Love
RELEASE: Number One Jazz Album - LABEL: Verve
Ella Fitzgerald - Cheek to Cheek
RELEASE: Number One Jazz Album - LABEL: Verve
Taylor Eigstai - Caravan
RELEASE: Number One Jazz Album - LABEL: Verve
Helen Marshall - Anything Goes
RELEASE: Number One Jazz Album - LABEL: Verve
Curtis Stigers - Night Owl
RELEASE: Number One Jazz Album - LABEL: Verve
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong - Summertime
RELEASE: Number One Jazz Album - LABEL: Verve
NNenna Freelon - Better Than Anything
RELEASE: Number One Jazz Album - LABEL: Verve
Dinah Washington - I Get a Kick Out of You
RELEASE: Number One Jazz Album - LABEL: Verve
Karin Alliyson - All You Need To Say
RELEASE: Number One Jazz Album - LABEL: Verve
Rita Keys & the Jazz Messengers - That Old Black Magic
RELEASE: Number One Jazz Album - LABEL: Verve
Etta James - At Last
RELEASE: Number One Jazz Album - LABEL: Verve
The Bob Bertles Quintet - Body & Soul
RELEASE: Live at the Reservoir - LABEL: Eastside Radio

Playing Favourites - 12:00pm - Wednesday 20th September, 2017

Playlist
Playing Favourites - 12:00am Wednesday 20th September, 2017
Glenn Miller - A String of pearls
RELEASE: Essential Glenn Miller - LABEL: Sony BMG
Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
RELEASE: Midnight Moods - LABEL: Polystar
Lou Donaldson - Blues Walk
RELEASE: Sweet & Dangerous - LABEL: Disky
Peggy Lee - Fever
RELEASE: Midnight Moods - LABEL: Polystar
Cannonball Adderley Sextet - Work Song
RELEASE: Sweet & Dangerous - LABEL: Disky
Dinah Washington - Mad about the Boy
RELEASE: Midnight Moods - LABEL: Polystar
Art Farmer - Five Spot After Dark
RELEASE: Sweet & Dangerous - LABEL: Disky
Astrud Gilberto - Girl from Ipanema
RELEASE: Midnight Moods - LABEL: Polystar
Kenny Burrell - Chitlins Con Carne
RELEASE: Sweet & Dangerous - LABEL: Disky
Sade - Smooth Operator
RELEASE: Midnight Moods - LABEL: Polystar
Jimmy Smith - Jumpin' the Blues
RELEASE: Sweet & Dangerous - LABEL: Disky
Ron Falson - Not So Fast
RELEASE: More Jazz Masters from the 1950s - LABEL: Australian Jazz Museum
Ron Falson - Coup de Gras
RELEASE: More Jazz Masters from 1950s - LABEL: Aust Jazz Museum
Ron Falson - I Found a Million Dollar Baby
RELEASE: More Jazz Masters of 1950s - LABEL: Aust Jazz Museum
Marie Wilson Band - A Sinner Kissed an Angel
RELEASE: Ruby Sessions - LABEL: Jazz Action Society Music
Laurie bennett Band - Doxy
RELEASE: Ruby Sessions - LABEL: Jazz Action Society
Alex Silver Quintet - Jack the Lad
RELEASE: Ruby Sessions - LABEL: Jazz Action Society
Barbara Canham Band - You Go To My Head
RELEASE: Ruby Sessions - LABEL: Jazz Action Society
Harry Connick Jr - It Had to Be You
RELEASE: Midnight Moods - LABEL: Polystar
Horace Parlam - C Jam Blues
RELEASE: Sweet & Dangerous - LABEL: Disky
Billie Holiday - A Fine Romance
RELEASE: Midnight Moods - LABEL: Polystar
Horace Silver & Bill Henderson - Senor Blues
RELEASE: Sweet & Dangerous - LABEL: Disky

Playing Favourites - 12:00pm - Wednesday 13th September, 2017

Playlist
Playing Favourites - 12:00am Wednesday 13th September, 2017
Duke Ellington - Jeep's Blues
RELEASE: Essential Duke Ellington - LABEL: Columbia
Duke Ellington - Creole Love Call
RELEASE: Essential Duke Ellington - LABEL: Sony BMG
Vince Jones - Mood Indigo
RELEASE: Come INn Spinner - LABEL: ABC Records
Sarah Vaughan - Sophisticated Lady
RELEASE: Romantic Jazz Vocals
Ivie Anderson & Duke Ellington Orchestra - I Don't Mind
RELEASE: Late Night Jazz - LABEL: SOHO
Horace Parlan - C Jam Blues
RELEASE: Sweet & Dangerous Jazz Blues - LABEL: Disky
Dee Dee Bridgewater - Come Sunday
RELEASE: Dee Dee's Feathers - LABEL: OKeh
John Harkins - Lucky So and So
RELEASE: Love Letters - LABEL: Harkins Music
Ella Fitzgerald - I Aint Got Nothin But the Blues
RELEASE: Verve's Grammy Winners - LABEL: Verve
Monsieur Camembert - Caravan
RELEASE: Absinthe - LABEL: Monsieur Camembert
Ella Fitzgerald - Cotton Tail
RELEASE: Best of the Song Books - LABEL: Verve
Duke Ellington - Prelude to a Kiss
RELEASE: Jazz Piano or Lovers - LABEL: Disky
Nichaud Fitzgibbon - I Didn't Know about You
RELEASE: After Hours - LABEL: Bilarm Music
Don Burrows Quintet - All Too Soon
RELEASE: Whenever - LABEL: Morrison Records
Frank Sinatra - I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
RELEASE: A Swinging Affair - LABEL: Play 247
Count Basie - Satin Doll
RELEASE: Live at the Sands - LABEL: Reprise
Kate Ceberano & Her Septet - I'm Beginning to See the Light
RELEASE: Kate Ceberano & Her Septet - LABEL: Regular
Benny Goodman - Blue Reverie
RELEASE: Carnegie Hall 1938 - LABEL: Sony
George Washingmachine - Solitude
RELEASE: Dream Dancing - LABEL: Pigalle Records
June Christy - I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
RELEASE: Great Ladies of Jazz - LABEL: Rajon
Duke Ellington - It Dont Mean a Thing
RELEASE: Essential Duke Ellington - LABEL: Sony BMG
Dianne Reeves - In a Sentimental Mood
RELEASE: Lady Sings the Blues - LABEL: EMI
Mose Allison - Do Nothing Til You Hear from Me
RELEASE: Male Jazz Singers - LABEL: Fantasy
Grace Knight - Don't Get Around Much Anymore
RELEASE: Come in Spinner - LABEL: ABC Records
Duke Ellington - Harlem Airshaft
RELEASE: Essential Duke Ellington - LABEL: Sony BMG