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 13th December, 2017

Playing Favourites - 12:00pm - Wednesday 6th December, 2017

Playlist
Playing Favourites - 12:00am Wednesday 6th December, 2017

Playing Favourites - 12:00pm - Wednesday 29th November, 2017

Playlist
Playing Favourites - 12:00am Wednesday 29th November, 2017
Glenn Miller - A String of Pearls
RELEASE: Essential Glenn Miller - LABEL: Bluebird/ Legacy
Glenn Miller - Tuxedo Junction
RELEASE: Essential Glenn Miller - LABEL: Bluebird/ Legacy
Glenn Miller - Little Brown Jug
RELEASE: Essential Glenn Miller - LABEL: Bluebird/ Legacy
Glenn Miller - Booglie Wooglie Pggy
RELEASE: Essential Glenn Miller - LABEL: Bluebird/ Legacy
Glenn Miller - A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
RELEASE: Essential Glenn Miller - LABEL: Bluebird/ Legacy
Frank Sinatra - You Make Me Feel So Young
RELEASE: Songs for Swinging Lovers - LABEL: High Note
Frank Sinatra - You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me
RELEASE: Songs for Swinging Lovers - LABEL: High Note
Frank Sinatra - Too Marvellous for Words
RELEASE: Songs for Swinging Lovers - LABEL: High Note
Frank Sinatra - I've Got You Under My Skin
RELEASE: Songs fpr Swinging Lovers - LABEL: High Note
Count Basie - Boogie Woogie
RELEASE: One O'Clock Jump - LABEL: Naxos Jazz Legends
Count Basie - Shoe Sign Boy
RELEASE: One O'Clock Jump - LABEL: Naxos Jazz Legends
Count Basie - One O'Clock Jump
RELEASE: One O'Clock Jump - LABEL: Naxos Jazz Legends
Count Basie - Jumpin' at the Woodside
RELEASE: One O'Clock Jump - LABEL: Naxos Jazz Legends
Count Basie - Swingin' the Blues
RELEASE: One O'Clock Jump - LABEL: Naxos Jazz Legends
Count Basie - Lady Be Good
RELEASE: One O'Clock Jump - LABEL: Naxos Jazz Legends
Buddy Greco - It Happened in Monterey
RELEASE: Talkin' Verve - LABEL: Verve
Buddy Greco - Blame It On My Youth
RELEASE: Talkin' Verve - LABEL: Verve
Buddy Greco - Here I Am in Love Again
RELEASE: Talkin' Verve - LABEL: Verve
Buddy Greco - I've Grown Accustomed to Her face
RELEASE: Talkin' Verve - LABEL: Verve
Buddy Greco - One for My Baby
RELEASE: Talkin' Verve - LABEL: Verve
Buddy Greco - It's All Right with Me
RELEASE: Talkin' Verve - LABEL: Verve
Duke Ellington - In a Sentimental Mood
RELEASE: Essential Duke Ellington - LABEL: Sony BMG
Duke Ellington - Perdido
RELEASE: Essential Duke Ellington - LABEL: Sony BMG
Duke Ellington - Don't Get Around Much Any More
RELEASE: Essential Duke Ellington - LABEL: Sony BMG
Lester Young - I've Found A New Baby
RELEASE: Ken Burns Jazz Lester Young - LABEL: Verve
Lester Young - Lester Leaps In
RELEASE: Ken Burns Jazz Lester Young - LABEL: Verve
Lester Young - This Year's Kisses
RELEASE: Ken Burns Jazz Lester Young - LABEL: Verve

Playing Favourites - 12:00pm - Wednesday 22nd November, 2017

Playlist
Playing Favourites - 12:00am Wednesday 22nd November, 2017
Count Basie - Cute
RELEASE: 100th Birthday Bash - LABEL: Roulette Records
Tom Saunders - Sleep
RELEASE: Exactly Like You - LABEL: Nagel Heyer
Frank Sinatra & Count Basie - Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
RELEASE: Sinatra with Count Basie - LABEL: Reprise
Monty Alexander - SKJ
RELEASE: Alexander the Great - LABEL: Mps
Count Basie - I Can't Get Started
RELEASE: Digital at Montreau - LABEL: Pablo
Karryn Allyson - Night and Day
RELEASE: By Request - LABEL: Concord Jazz
Count Basie - I Cover the Waterfront
RELEASE: Digital at Montreau - LABEL: Pablo
World's Jazz Band - Love Is Blue
RELEASE: Extra - LABEL: Project
World's Greatest Jazz Band - I'm Prayin' Humble
RELEASE: Extra - LABEL: Project
World's Greatest Jazz Band - Alfie
RELEASE: Extra - LABEL: Project
World's Greatest Jazz Band - Wichita Linesman
RELEASE: Extra - LABEL: Project
Sinatra Count Basie - Pennies from Heaven
RELEASE: Sinatra with Count Basie - LABEL: Universal
Monty Alexander - You Are the Sunshine of My Life
RELEASE: Alexander the Great - LABEL: MPS
Frank Sinatra - I Hadn't Anyone Till You
RELEASE: Sinatra and Strings - LABEL: Reprise
Billy May - Thou Swell
RELEASE: Sorta Dixie - LABEL: Crescendo
Billy May - Chicago
RELEASE: Sorta Dixie - LABEL: Crescendo
Billy May - In a Persian Market
RELEASE: Sorta Dixie - LABEL: Crescendo
Billy May - Donkey Serenade
RELEASE: Sorta Dixie - LABEL: Concord Jazz
Billy May - Dee Purple
RELEASE: Sorta Dixie - LABEL: Concord Jazz
Billy May - Oh By Jingo
RELEASE: Sorta Dixie - LABEL: Concord Jazz
Billy May - South Rampart St Pde
RELEASE: Sorta Dixie - LABEL: Concord Jazz
Billy May - Down Home Rag
RELEASE: Sorta Dixie - LABEL: Concord Jazz
Billy May - Riverboat Shuffle
RELEASE: Sorta Dixie - LABEL: Concord Jazz
Billy May - Five Foot Two
RELEASE: Sorta Dizie - LABEL: Concord Jazz
Billy May - The Sheik of Araby
RELEASE: Sorta Dixie - LABEL: Concord Jazz

Playing Favourites - 12:00pm - Wednesday 15th November, 2017

Playlist
Playing Favourites - 12:00am Wednesday 15th November, 2017
Count Basie - Cute
RELEASE: 100th Birthday Bash - LABEL: Roulette Jazz
Sonny Stitt - My Little Suede Shoes
RELEASE: Best of the Saxophnes - LABEL: Denon
Hank Crawford - Outside Lookin' In
RELEASE: Best of Jazz - LABEL: Saxophones
Eddie Lockjaw Davis - Leapin on Lennox
RELEASE: Best of the Jazz Saxophones
Terence Blanchard - Detour Ahead
RELEASE: Billy Holiday Song Bppk
Conte Candoli - Comes Love
RELEASE: Modern Sounds from the West - LABEL: Lone Hill Jazz
Conte Candoli - TNT
RELEASE: Modern Sounds from the West - LABEL: Lone Hill Jazz
Pete Di Losa & KristinaJoy - This Time
RELEASE: This Time - LABEL: Lone Hill Jazz
Pete Di Losa & Kristina Joy - Dots for Trotts
RELEASE: This Time
Rosemary Clooney - Hey Baby
RELEASE: Blue Rose - LABEL: Columbia
Rosemary Clooney - I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
RELEASE: Blue Rose - LABEL: Columbia
Zoot Sims - Sommerset
RELEASE: Best of Jazz Saxophones - LABEL: Denon
Terence Blanchard - Nice Work If You Can Get It
RELEASE: Billy Holiday Songbook
Bob Brookmeyer Stan Getz Quintet - The Varsity Drag
LABEL: Norgran Records
Terence Blanchard - What a Little Moonlight Can Do
RELEASE: Billy Holiday Songbook
Stan Getz Quintet - Flamingo
LABEL: Verve
Pete Di Losa & Kristina Joy - Hey Big Spender
Chet Baker & Paul Desmond - Tangerine
RELEASE: Together Again - LABEL: Epic Records
Chet Baker & Paul Desmond - You Can't Go Home Again
RELEASE: Together Again - LABEL: Epic
Chet Baker & Stan Getz - How Deep Is the Ocean
RELEASE: Together Again - LABEL: Epic
Rosemary Clooney - I'm Checkin' Out G'Bye
RELEASE: Blue Rose - LABEL: Columbia
Chet Baker & Stan Getz - You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
RELEASE: Together Again - LABEL: Epic

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

Playlist
Playing Favourites - 12:00am Wednesday 8th November, 2017
Count Basie - Cute
RELEASE: 100th Birthday Bash - LABEL: Roulette Jazz
Bob Barnard - Swing That Music
RELEASE: Partners in Crim - LABEL: Sackville
Tony Lamond Bob Bertles - Moonlight Saving Time
RELEASE: Moonlight Saving Time - LABEL: EMI
Bob Barnard - One Morning in May
RELEASE: Partners in Crime - LABEL: Sackville
Helen Fenton - Somewhere in the Hills
RELEASE: The Simple Life - LABEL: La Brava
Ozcats - Pete Kelly's Blues
RELEASE: Ozcats Salute the Bobcats - LABEL: Falson
Ozcats - Chicago
RELEASE: Ozcats Salute the Bobcats - LABEL: Falson
Don Burrows - I May Be Wrong
RELEASE: First Fifty Years - LABEL: Polygram Jazz
Don Burrows - Basin Street
RELEASE: First Fifty Years - LABEL: Polygram
Don Burrows - The Golden Wedding
RELEASE: First Fifty Years - LABEL: Polygram
Tony Lamond - I Cant Give You Anything But Love
RELEASE: Moonlight Saving Time - LABEL: EMI
Bob Barnard - Rain
RELEASE: Partners in Crime - LABEL: Sackville
Helen Fenton - Fascinating Rhythm
RELEASE: The Simple Life - LABEL: La Brava
Bill Burton - Mr Anthony's Bugie
RELEASE: For My Family and Friends
Tony Lamond - Everybody Loves Jobim
RELEASE: Moonlight Saving Time - LABEL: EMI
Bill Burton - Tuxedo Junction
RELEASE: For My Family and Friends
Helen Fenton - Wonder Why
RELEASE: Simple Life - LABEL: La Brava
John Sangster - Sing-N-Em
RELEASE: For Leon Bismark
John Sangster - Hogwash McCorckle
RELEASE: For Leon Bismark - LABEL: John Sangster
Helen Fenton - Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me
RELEASE: The Simple Life - LABEL: La Brava
James Morrison - Basin Street
RELEASE: James Morrison at the Winery - LABEL: ABC & EMI
James Morrison - Cupid
RELEASE: James Morrison at the Winery - LABEL: ABC & EMI
Bill Burton - I Can't Get Started
RELEASE: For Family and Friends - LABEL: Bill Burton