Atomic Age Cocktail Party

It’s A Blue World (1029)

Atomic Age logo with an illustration of a sad man in hat and coat out in the wind. Text reads Episode 1029 It's A Blue World

This week on the show, we've got the blues! We've titled the show "It's A Blue World" and we're looking at the various ways the lounge world approaced the music style know as "The Blues." We’ll hear lots of blues numbers from the likes of Eartha Kitt, Chet Baker, Helen Merrill, and Sammy Davis Jr. Plus, we get a sampling of a rare recording of songwriter Harold Arlen singing one of his biggest numbers.


Title Artist Album
It's A Blue World The Four Freshmen The Best Of The Four Freshmen
When Sunny Gets Blue Chris Connor Witchcraft
Serenade In Blue Bobby Hackett In A Mellow Mood
Am I Blue Helen Merrill You've Got A Date With The Blues
Blues In The Night Harold Arlen Harold Sings Arlen (With Friend)
Blues in My Heart The John Buzon Trio Inferno!
St. Louis Blues Eartha Kitt St Louis Blues
Blue Prelude Peggy Lee & George Shearing Beauty And The Beat!
Blues For Jean Neal Hefti Harlow (Music From The Score Of The Motion Picture)
Blues for Ike Django Reinhardt The Great Artistry Of Django Reinhardt
Born To Be Blue Chet Baker Baby Breeze
The Birth Of The Blues Sammy Davis Jr. Sammy Davis Jr.'s Greatest Hits
Blues Day Quincy Jones Go West, Man!
Bluesville Carole Simpson Singin' And Swingin'
Mood for the Blues Plas Johnson Mood for the Blues