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 28th June, 2017

Playlist
Playing Favourites - 12:00am Wednesday 28th June, 2017
Count Basie - Cute
RELEASE: 100th Birthday Bash - LABEL: Roulette Jazz
Lionel Hampton Buddy e Franco - Je Ne Sais Pas
RELEASE: Compact Jazz - LABEL: Good Year
Jack Sheldon - Just in Time
RELEASE: Jack Is Back
Dianne Krall and Georgie Fame - Yah Yeah
RELEASE: Wallflowers - LABEL: Verve
Zoot Sims - Do Nothing til You Hear from Me
RELEASE: Zoot at Ease - LABEL: Famous Door
Carmen McRae and Dave Brubeck - My One Bad Habit
RELEASE: Carmen McRae and Dave Brubeck - LABEL: American Jazz Classics
Carmen McRae & Dave Brubeck - There'll Be No Tomorrow
RELEASE: Carmen McRae & Dave Brubeck - LABEL: American Jazz Classics
Jack Sheldon - That Old Feeling
RELEASE: Playing for Change - LABEL: Uptown Records
Ella Fitzgerald - Something's Gotta Give
RELEASE: Travellin' Light - LABEL: Verve
Shirley Horn - That Old Black Magic
RELEASE: Travellin' Light - LABEL: Verve
Buddy Rich - Accentuat the Positive
RELEASE: Travellin' Light - LABEL: Verve
Ella Fitzgerald - Midnight Sun
RELEASE: Travellin' Light - LABEL: Verve
Billy Holiday - Travellin' Light
RELEASE: Travellin' Light - LABEL: Verve
Sarah Vaughan - Moon River
RELEASE: Travellin' Light - LABEL: Verve
Cleo Lane - Hit the Road to Dreamland
RELEASE: Travellimn' Light - LABEL: Verve
Jack Sheldon - No Trump
RELEASE: Playing for Change - LABEL: Uptown Records
Diana Krall & Vince Gill - Everybody's Talkin'
RELEASE: Wallflower - LABEL: Verve
Lionel Hampton - Sunny Sie of the Street
Zoot Simms - Cocktails for Two
RELEASE: Zoot at Ease - LABEL: Famous Door
Count Basie - Travellin' Light
RELEASE: 100th Birthday Bash - LABEL: Roulette Jazz
Lionel Hampton - China Boy
RELEASE: Compact Jazz - LABEL: Verve
Jack Sheldon - Just in Time
RELEASE: Jack Is Back - LABEL: Butterfly
Woody Herman - Woody's Whistle
RELEASE: Woody's Winners - LABEL: I Love Jazz

Playing Favourites - 12:00pm - Wednesday 21st June, 2017

Playlist
Playing Favourites - 12:00am Wednesday 21st June, 2017
Count Basie - Whirly Birds
RELEASE: Count Basie and Friends - LABEL: Roulette
Count Basie - I Want a Little Girl
RELEASE: 100th Birthday Bash - LABEL: Roulette
Lionel Hampton - Avalon
RELEASE: Aliv and Jumpin' - LABEL: MPS
Buddy Greco - Yes Sir That's My Baby
Blues Everywhere - Houston Person
RELEASE: So Nice - LABEL: High Note
It's Only a Paper Moon - Buddy Rich
RELEASE: Swinging Gentlemen - LABEL: Verve
Zoot Sims - Alabamy Home
RELEASE: Zoot at Ease - LABEL: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Oscar Peterson - I Hear Music
RELEASE: Swinging Gentlemen - LABEL: Verve
Billy May - Thou Swell
RELEASE: Sorta-May Sorta Dixie - LABEL: Creative World Records
Billy May - Chicago
RELEASE: Sorta May Sorta Dixie - LABEL: Creative World Records
Tom Kubis Big Band - Play It Again Sam
RELEASE: Jack Sheldon Sings - LABEL: Sea Breeze Jazz
Fred Astair - S Wonderful
RELEASE: Swinging Getlmen
Tom Kubis Big Band - Who Can I Turn To
RELEASE: Jack Sheldon Sings - LABEL: Sea Breeze Jazz
Bob Barnard and Strings - Stardust
RELEASE: Bob Barnard and Strings - LABEL: La Brava
Woody Herman - Makin' Whoopee
RELEASE: Swinging Gentlemen
Woody Herman - My Funny Valentine
RELEASE: Woody's Winners
Mark Murphy - Elmer's Tune
RELEASE: Swinging Gentlemen
Pete Jolly Trio - Tea for Two
RELEASE: Timeless
Mel Song - Moonsong
RELEASE: Swinging Gentlemen
Billy May - Riverboat Shuffle
RELEASE: Sorta May Sorta Dixie - LABEL: Crescendo
Billy May - Five Foot Two
RELEASE: Sorta May Sorta Dixie - LABEL: Crescendo
Jack Jones - You'd Better Love Me
RELEASE: Swinging Gentlemen
Lionel Hamptn - How High the Moon

Playing Favourites - 12:00pm - Wednesday 14th June, 2017

Playlist
Playing Favourites - 12:00am Wednesday 14th June, 2017
Glenn Miller - A String of Pearls
RELEASE: Essential Glenn Miller - LABEL: Sony
Lou Donaldson - What Now My Love
RELEASE: Cafe Jazz - LABEL: Sony
Miles Davis - Love for Sale
RELEASE: Cafe Jazz - LABEL: Sony
Freddie Hubbard - Yesterday's Dream
RELEASE: Cafe Jazz - LABEL: Sony
Deodata - Baubles Bangles and Beads
RELEASE: Cafe Jazz - LABEL: Sony
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - The New Message
RELEASE: Cafe Jazz - LABEL: Sony
Clifford Brown - A Night in Tunisia
RELEASE: Cafe Jazz - LABEL: Sony
Charlie Byrd - A Taste of Honey
RELEASE: Cafe Jazz - LABEL: Sony
Andre Prvin - Geet Me to the Church on Tie
RELEASE: Cafe Jazz - LABEL: Sony
Max Roach - Rumble in the Jungle
RELEASE: Cafe Jazz - LABEL: Sony
Kenny Burrell - Be Yourself
RELEASE: Cafe Jazz - LABEL: Sny
Ozcats - Dogtown Blues
RELEASE: Ozcats Salute the Bobcats - LABEL: Ron Falson
Ozcats - Gin Mill Blues
RELEASE: Ozcats Salute the Bobcats - LABEL: Ron Falson
Leroy Jones - Blues for Zw
RELEASE: Cafe Jazz - LABEL: Sony
Randy Crawford - Rainy Night in Georgia
RELEASE: Lady Sings the Blues - LABEL: EMI
Milt Hinton - Indiana
RELEASE: Cafe Jazz - LABEL: Sony
Peggy Lee - Fever
RELEASE: Lady Sings the Blues - LABEL: EMI
Earl Hines - A Stanley Steamer
RELEASE: Cafe Jazz - LABEL: Sony
Ella Fitzgerald - Night and Day
RELEASE: Lady Sings the Blues - LABEL: EMI

Playing Favourites - 12:00pm - Wednesday 7th June, 2017

Playlist
Playing Favourites - 12:00am Wednesday 7th June, 2017
Glenn Miller - A String of Pearls
RELEASE: Essential Glenn Miller - LABEL: Sony
Buddy Greco - The Lady Is a Tramp
RELEASE: Things Are Swinging - LABEL: Crimson Productions
Pancho Sanchez - Morning
RELEASE: Morning Cup of Coffee - LABEL: Concord
Bobby Darin - I'm Beginning to See the Light
RELEASE: Things Are Swinging - LABEL: Crimson Productions
Frank Vignole - Let It Happen
RELEASE: Morning Cup of Jazz - LABEL: Concord
Nat King Cole - Let There Be Love
RELEASE: Things Are Swinging - LABEL: Crimson Productions
Maynar Ferguson & Big Bop Nouveau - Cajun Cooking
RELEASE: Morning Cup of Jazz - LABEL: Cncord
Lena Horne - Hello Young Lovers
RELEASE: Things Are Swinging - LABEL: Crimson Productions
Mongo Santamaria - Day Tripper
RELEASE: Morning Cup of Jazz - LABEL: Concord
Mel Torme - Nice Work If You Can Get It
RELEASE: Things Are Swinging - LABEL: Crimson Productions
Ernestine Anderson - I'm Walking
RELEASE: Morning Cup of Jazz - LABEL: Cncord
Sarah Vaughan - Ain't Misbehaving
RELEASE: Things Are Swinging - LABEL: Crimson Productions
Earl Hines - Black Coffee
RELEASE: Cafe Jazz CD1 - LABEL: Sony
Dinah Washington - Is You Is or Is You Ain't My baby
RELEASE: Things Are Swinging - LABEL: Crimson Productions
Ellis Marsalis - This Can't Be Love
RELEASE: Cafe Jazz CD1 - LABEL: Sony
Peggy Lee - Things Are Swinging
RELEASE: Things Are Swinging - LABEL: Crimson Productions
Miles Davis - Mile
RELEASE: Cafe Jazz CD1 - LABEL: Sony
Nancy Wilson - You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
RELEASE: Things Are Swinging - LABEL: Crimson Productions
Mark Isham - That Beautiful Sadness
RELEASE: Cafe Jazz CD1 - LABEL: Sony
Bobby Darin - Mack the Knife
RELEASE: Things Are Swinging - LABEL: Crimson Productions
Hubert Laws - Midnight at the Oasis
RELEASE: Cafe Jazz CD1 - LABEL: Sny
Rosemary Clooney - It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
RELEASE: Things Are Swinging - LABEL: Crimson Productions
Alvin Batiste - Kinshasa
RELEASE: cafe Jazz CD1 - LABEL: Sony
Chet Baker & Gerry Mulligan - My Funny Valentine
RELEASE: Cafe Jazz CD2 - LABEL: Sony

Playing Favourites - 12:00pm - Wednesday 31st May, 2017

Playing Favourites - 12:00pm - Wednesday 24th May, 2017