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 11th December, 2017

Playlist
A Taste of Honey - 12:00am Monday 11th December, 2017
01:31pm Paul McCartney & Wings - Live And Let Die
RELEASE: Pure McCartney - LABEL: (p)2016 MPL Communications Ltd
01:35pm Paul McCartney - Maybe I'm Amazed
RELEASE: Pure McCartney - LABEL: (p)2016 MPL Communications Ltd
01:39pm Paul McCartney - My Valentine
RELEASE: Kisses On The Bottom - LABEL: (p)2012 MPL Communications Ltd
01:45pm Paul McCartney & Wings - Jet
RELEASE: Pure McCartney - LABEL: (p)2016 MPL Communications Ltd
01:49pm Paul McCartney & Wings - Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
RELEASE: Pure McCartney - LABEL: (p)2016 MPL Communications Ltd
01:56pm Paul McCartney & Wings - Band On The Run
RELEASE: Pure McCartney - LABEL: (p)2016 MPL Communications Ltd
02:01pm Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder - Ebony & Ivory
RELEASE: All The Best - LABEL: (p)1997 Parlophone Records Ltd
02:06pm Tony Bennett & Paul Mccartney - The Very Thought Of You
RELEASE: Duets-An American Classic - LABEL: (p)2006 Columbia Records
02:12pm Dr John - Let 'Em In
RELEASE: The Art of McCartney - LABEL: (p)2014 Arctic Poppy/Kobalt
02:17pm Chrissie Hynde - Let It Be
RELEASE: The Art Of McCartney - LABEL: (p)2014 Arctic Poppy/Kobalt
02:21pm Harry Connick Jnr - My Love
RELEASE: The Art Of McCartney - LABEL: (p)2014 Arctic Poppy/Kobalt
02:25pm Ronnie Spector - PS I Love You
RELEASE: The Art Of McCartney - LABEL: (p)2014 Arctic Poppy/Kobalt
02:29pm The Beach Boys - God Only Knows
RELEASE: Pet Sounds - LABEL: (p)1966 Capitol Records inc.
02:34pm The Beatles - The Fool On The Hill
RELEASE: Magical Mystery Tour - LABEL: (p)1967 Parlophone Records Ltd
02:37pm The Beatles - Things We Said Today
RELEASE: A Hard Days Night - LABEL: (p)1964 Parlophone Records ltd
02:40pm The Beatles - I've Just Seen A Face
RELEASE: Help - LABEL: (p)1965 Parlophone Records Ltd
02:43pm The Beatles - Blackbird
RELEASE: The White Album - LABEL: (p)1968 Apple Records Ltd
02:45pm The Beatles - Yesterday
RELEASE: Help - LABEL: (p)1965 Parlophone Records Ltd
02:47pm Paul McCartney & Wings - Let Me Roll It
RELEASE: Pure McCartney - LABEL: (p)2016 MPL Communications Ltd
02:53pm The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby
RELEASE: Revolver - LABEL: (p)1966 Parlophone records
02:56pm Paul McCartney - The Song We Were Singing
RELEASE: Pure McCartney - LABEL: (p)2016 MPL Communications Ltd.

A Taste of Honey - 01:30pm - Monday 4th December, 2017

Playlist
A Taste of Honey - 12:00am Monday 4th December, 2017
01:36pm Bob Dylan - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
RELEASE: Christmas In The Heart - LABEL: (p)2000 Columbia Records
01:41pm Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra - Well Did You Evah!
RELEASE: High Society Original Soundtrack - LABEL: (p)2010 Classic Music International
01:45pm Paul McCartney - Acc-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive
RELEASE: Kisses On The Bottom - LABEL: (p)2012 MPL Communications Ltd
01:47pm Ben E King - Amor
RELEASE: Spanish Harlem - LABEL: (p)1976 Atlantic Records Corporation
01:57pm Della Reese - And The Angels Sing
RELEASE: Della (Remastered) - LABEL: (p)2002 BMG Entertainment
01:58pm Tony Bennett & Elvis Costello - Are You Having Any Fun
RELEASE: Duets-An American Classic - LABEL: (p)2006 Columbia Records
02:06pm Gypsy Kings - Asturias
RELEASE: The Best Of The Gypsy Kings - LABEL: (p)2005 Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd
02:07pm Frank Sinatra - Baubles Bangles And Beads
RELEASE: The Complete Reprise Recordings - LABEL: (p)2010 Frank Sinatra Enterprises LLC
02:11pm Tony Bennett & Diana Krall - The Best Is Yet To Come
RELEASE: Duets-An American Classic - LABEL: (p)2006 Columbia Records
02:14pm Bull Moose Jackson - Big 10 Inch Record(of The Blues)
RELEASE: The Best Of Burlesque - LABEL: (p)2001 Track Music
02:19pm Shirley Bassey - Big Spender(2000)
RELEASE: The Greatest Hits- This Is My Life - LABEL: (p)2000 Parlophone Records Ltd
02:21pm Eartha Kitt - C'Est Si Bon
RELEASE: Let's Do It - LABEL: (p)2007 Six Week Smile
02:24pm Various Artists - Colours Of The Wind
RELEASE: A Tribute To Disney Vol I - LABEL: (p)2014 Roma Music Group
02:32pm The Del Vikings - Come Go With Me
RELEASE: -50's Rock 'N' Roll -At The Hop 20th Century Rocks - LABEL: (p)2001 K-Tel
02:34pm The Swingers - Counting The Beat
RELEASE: Counting The Beat - LABEL: (p)1981 Mushroom Records
02:37pm Mathis Duplessy & Violins Of The World - Crazy Horse(feat Guo Gan)
RELEASE: Crazy Horse - LABEL: (p)2016 DuPlessy
02:42pm Vikki Carr - Cuando Caliente El Sol
RELEASE: The Ultimate Collection - LABEL: (p)2006 EMI Records Ltd
02:46pm Harry Belafonte - Day O
RELEASE: Belafonte At Carnegie Hall - LABEL: (p)1991 RCA Records
02:50pm Luis Fonsi & Justin Bieber & Daddy Yankee - Despacito
RELEASE: Despacito EP - LABEL: (p)2107 Universal Music Latin
03:01pm Jools Holland & Prince Buster - Enjoy Yourself(Its Later Than You Think)
RELEASE: Best Of Friends - LABEL: (p)2007 Warner Music UK Ltd
03:03pm Dean Martin & Charles Aznavour - Everybody Loves Somebody
RELEASE: Forever Cool - LABEL: (p)2005 Capitol Records Inc
03:07pm Vika & Linda Bull - Feeling Good
RELEASE: Live & Acoustic - LABEL: (p)2000 Festival Records
03:13pm L'Orchestra Cinemathique - A Fistful Of Dollars
RELEASE: Bang Bang- The Film Music Of Quentin Tarantino - LABEL: (p)2000 Sarabande Records
03:15pm Danny Kaye - The Five Pennies
RELEASE: The Five Pennies Original Soundtrack - LABEL: (p)2004 Universal Classics Group
03:18pm The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
RELEASE: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys - LABEL: (p)2000 Capitol Records Inc
03:21pm Billy May & His Orchestra - Goin' Out Of My Head
RELEASE: HiFi Hits - LABEL: (p)2000 HiFi Hits
03:24pm John Stewart - Gold
RELEASE: True Rocks - LABEL: (p)2006 Spectrum Records
03:31pm Queen Latifah - I Love Being Here With You
RELEASE: Trav'lin' Light - LABEL: (p)2007 Verve Music Group
03:35pm Glenn Miller Orchestra - In The Mood
RELEASE: In The Digital Mood - LABEL: (p)2000 GRP RECORDS
03:39pm Ray Charles & Betty Carter - It Takes Two To Tango
RELEASE: Hit The Road, Jack - LABEL: (p)2014 AVID Ltd
03:49pm Joel Grey & Liza Minnelli - Money Money
RELEASE: Cabaret Original Soundtrack - LABEL: (p)1972 Geffen Records
03:52pm Paul Anka & Michael Buble - Pennies From Heaven
RELEASE: Duets - LABEL: (p)2013 Sony Music Entertainment

A Taste of Honey - 01:30pm - Monday 27th November, 2017

A Taste of Honey - 01:30pm - Monday 20th November, 2017

Playlist
A Taste of Honey - 12:00am Monday 20th November, 2017
11:04am Hilary Kole & Dave Brubeck - These Foolish Things
RELEASE: You Are There(Duets) - LABEL: (p)2010 Justin Time
01:32pm Johnny Mathis - it's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
RELEASE: NOW Christmas Volume 4 - LABEL: (p)2000 EMI Records
01:36pm Carmen McCrae - Black Magic
RELEASE: Jazz Cafe Presents Carmen McCrae - LABEL: (p)2001 Odessa Mama Records
01:39pm Michael Buble - You'll Never Know(Live)
RELEASE: Come Fly With Me - LABEL: (p)2004 Reprise Records
01:46pm Carol Welsman - Taking A Chance On Love
RELEASE: The Language Of love - LABEL: (p)2003 Savoy Music
01:49pm Charlie Parker - Dancing In The Dark
RELEASE: Charlie Parker With Strings - LABEL: (p)1952 Verve Records
01:55pm Chet Baker - I've Never Been In Love Before
RELEASE: Chet Baker Sings - LABEL: (p)1954 Pacific Jazz Records
02:00pm Cassandra Wilson - You Go To My Head
RELEASE: Coming Forth By Day - LABEL: (p)2015 Legacy Recordings
02:05pm Harry Connick Jnr - It Had To Be You
RELEASE: When Harry Met Sally Soundtrack - LABEL: (p)1989 Columbia Records
02:08pm Herb Alpert - Begin The Beguine
RELEASE: In The Mood - LABEL: (p)2014 Shout Factory
02:18pm John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman - Lush Life
RELEASE: John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman EP - LABEL: (p)1963 Impulse! Records
02:24pm Joe Pass - How Long Has This Been Going On
RELEASE: Ira, George & Joe - LABEL: (p)1981 Pablo Records
02:30pm Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra feat K.T. Tunstall - Night and Day
RELEASE: Sirens Of Song - LABEL: (p)2014 Warner Music Uk Ltd
02:32pm Anita O'Day - Them There Eyes
RELEASE: Anita Sings For Oscar - LABEL: (p)1956 Verve Records
02:37pm Boz Scaggs - Bewitched,Bothered and Bewildered
RELEASE: But Beautiful - Jazz Standards Vol I - LABEL: (p)2004 Grey Cat Records
02:40pm Bryan Ferry - I'm In The Mood For Love
RELEASE: As Time Goes By - LABEL: (p)1999 Virgin Records
02:47pm Carly Simon - Moonglow
RELEASE: Moonlight Serenade - LABEL: (p)2005 Columbia Records
02:50pm Caetano Veloso - Body And Soul
RELEASE: A Foreign Sound - LABEL: (p)2004 Nonesuch Records
02:55pm Diana Krall - Cry Me A River
RELEASE: The Look Of Love - LABEL: (p)2001 Verve Records

A Taste of Honey - 01:30pm - Monday 13th November, 2017

Playlist
A Taste of Honey - 12:00am Monday 13th November, 2017
bing Crosby & The Xavier Cugat Orchestra - Siboney
RELEASE: El Senor Bing - LABEL: (p)1960 Ume
Billy May & His Orchestra - Fascinating Rhythm
RELEASE: HiFi Hits - LABEL: (p)2000 HiFi Hits
Gregory Porter - Mona Lisa
RELEASE: Nat King Cole & Me - LABEL: (p)2017 Blue Note Records
Gregory Porter - Quizas,Quizas,Quizas
RELEASE: Nat King Cole & Me - LABEL: (p)2017 Blue Note Records
Gregory Porter - Ballerina
RELEASE: Nat King Cole & Me - LABEL: (p)2017 Blue Note Records
Billy May & His Orchestra - The Sheik Of Araby
RELEASE: HiFi Hits - LABEL: (p)2000 HiFi Hits
Anita O'Day & Billy May & His Orchestra - Lets face The Music And Dance
RELEASE: Anita Sings For Oscar - LABEL: (p)1956 Verve Records
Bob Dylan - My One And Only Love
RELEASE: Trilogy - LABEL: (p)2017 Columbia Records
Bobby Darin - You Made Me Love You
RELEASE: Bobby Darin Sings The Standards - LABEL: (p)1964 Capitol Records inc
Aretha Franklin & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman
RELEASE: A Band New Me - LABEL: (p)2017 Rhino Records
Roy Orbison & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Love Hurts
RELEASE: A Love So Beautiful - LABEL: (p)2017 Roys Boys/Legacy Recordings
Roy Orbison & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - You Got It
RELEASE: A Love So Beautifull - LABEL: (p)2017 Roys Boy/Legacy Recordings
George Michael - Father Figure
RELEASE: Listen Without Prejudice/MTV UnPlugged - LABEL: (p)2017 George Michael/Legacy Recordings
The Peddlars - On A Clear Day You Can See Forever
RELEASE: How Cool Is Cool? - LABEL: (p)2002 CBS Records
Amy Winehouse - Someone To Watch Over Me(Demo)
RELEASE: Frank & Back To Black - LABEL: (p)2003 Island Records
Adele - Chasing Pavements
RELEASE: 19 - LABEL: (p)2002 XL Recordings
Alberta Hunter - My Handyman Aint Handy Anymore
RELEASE: Amtrak Blues - LABEL: (p)1980 Columbia Records
Tony Bennett & Billy Joel - The Good Life
RELEASE: Duets - An American Legend - LABEL: (p)2006 Columbia Records

A Taste of Honey - 01:30pm - Monday 6th November, 2017

Playlist
A Taste of Honey - 12:00am Monday 6th November, 2017
Elton John - Blueberry Hill
RELEASE: Goin' Home - A Tribute To Fats Domino - LABEL: (p)2007 Vanguard Records
Frank Sinatra - It's Nice To Go Travev'ling
RELEASE: Come Fly with Me - LABEL: (p)1958 Capitol Records Inc.
Mudcrutch - Shady Grove
RELEASE: Mudcrutch - LABEL: (p)2007 Reprise
Mudcrutch - Six Days On The Road
RELEASE: Mudcrutch - LABEL: (p)2007 Reprise
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Refugee
RELEASE: Greatest Hits - LABEL: (p)1993 MCA/Geffen
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Learning To Fly
RELEASE: Greatest Hits - LABEL: (p)1993 MCA/Geffen
Tom Petty & Stevie Nicks - Stop Dragging My Heart Around
RELEASE: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Greatest Hits - LABEL: (p)1993 MCA/Geffen
Louis Prima - Angelina/Zooma Zooma
RELEASE: All Time Greatest Hits - LABEL: (p)2007 Rhino Entertainment
The Travelling Wilburys - Handle With Care
RELEASE: The Travelling Wilburys Collection - LABEL: Wilbury Record Co./Rhino
The Travelling Wilburys - End Of The Line
RELEASE: The Travelling Wilburys Collection - LABEL: (p)2007 Wilbury Record Co./Rhino Entertainment
Bette Midler & The 2017 Broadway Cast - Hello Dolly
RELEASE: Hello Dolly 2017 Broadway Cast Recording - LABEL: (p)2017 Masterworks Broadway
Fats Domino - Ain't That A Shame
RELEASE: Major Hits of The 1950's - LABEL: (p)2000 Burning Fire
Norah Jones - My Blue Heaven
RELEASE: Goin' Home - A Tribute to Fats Domino - LABEL: (p)2007 Vanguard Records
Ed Sheehan - Nancy Mulligan
RELEASE: Divide - LABEL: (p)2017 Asylum/Atlantic
Ed Sheehan - Perfect
RELEASE: Divide - LABEL: (p)2017 Asylum/Atlantic
The Easybeats - She's So Fine
RELEASE: Easy Fever - LABEL: (p)1965 Albert Music
The Easybeats - Friday On My Mind
RELEASE: The Best Of The Easybeats - LABEL: (p)1966 Albert Music/United Artists
Rod Stewart - Rhythm Of My Heart
RELEASE: Vagabond Heart - LABEL: (p)1991 Warner Bros Music