Atomic Age Cocktail Party

The Big City (1057)

Atomic Age logo with an illustration of a large city skyline. Text reads Episode 1057 The Big City

Music of The Big City is what we're exploring this time on the program. Songs that reflect the musical landscape of a 20th century metropolis. Songs that talk about tall buildings, busy traffic-filled streets, and all the hurried people that fill the urban environment. Songs that explore the feelings and emotions about living the metropolitan life. We hear from Nancy Wilson, Mel Tormé, Tony Bennett, Elmer Bernstein, and more.


Title Artist Album
Sidewalks Of New York Mambo Pete Rugolo Introducing Pete Rugolo And His Orchestra
Street Scene '58 Lou Busch & His Orchestra Bachelor Pad Royale
The Great City Nancy Wilson Something Wonderful
Manhattan Dave Pell Octet The Old South Wails
Manhattan Idyl Henri René And His Orchestra Dynamic Dimensions
42nd Street Mel Tormé Sings Sunday In New York And Other Songs About New York
Harlem Nocturne Earl Bostic Harlem Nocturne
Skyscraper Blues Chris Connor Witchcraft
Clark Street Elmer Bernstein & Shorty Rogers The Man With The Golden Arm (Soundtrack)
Avenue C Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross Sing A Song Of Basie
Chicago Milt Rogers The Ultimate In Percussion
I Lost My Sugar in Salt Lake City Peggy Lee & George Shearing Beauty And The Beat!
Beale Street Blues Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars Louis Armstrong Plays W. C. Handy
Kansas City Ann Margret And Here She Is
Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans? Jonah Jones Hit Me Again!
I Left My Heart in San Francisco Tony Bennett I Left My Heart In San Francisco
Naked City Theme Laurindo Almeida Viva Bossa Nova!