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THE BLEND #27: EASY LISTENING - ELLA TO JONI, B.B. TO JAMES TAYLOR



The Blend #27: IRA’S EASY LISTENING, THEN AND NOW
Broadcast 6-7-2016
Host/Engineer: Ira
For: ex-patradio.fr

Listen to archived show on Mixcloud HERE

Glenn Miller Orchestra – In The Mood
Ella Fitzgerald – Basin Street Blues
Peggy Lee – Stormy Weather
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Billie Holiday – Lover Man
Lonette McKee & Dexter Gordon – How Long Has This Been Going On?
Aretha Franklin – My Song
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Sandy Denny John the Gun
Bonnie Raitt – I Feel the Same
Grateful Dead - Ripple
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B.B. King – Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out
John Lee Hooker & Bonnie Raitt – I’m In the Mood
Roy Rogers & Norton Buffalo – Mercury Blues
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Ellen McIlwaine – I Want Watcha Got
James Brown – Cold Sweat, Pt. 1
Derek & The Dominos – Little Wing
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Derek & The Dominos – Have You Ever Loved a Woman
Dave Matthews Band – Ants Marching
Tom Waits – Downtown Train
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Ricki Lee Jones – Young Blood
Joni Mitchell – Sweet Bird
Simon & Garfunkel – Scarborough Fair/Canticle
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Neil Young – Don’t Let It Bring You Down
Chris Smither – Drive You Home Again
Bruce Hornsby & The Range – Jack Straw
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Bobby “Blue” Bland – Stormy Weather
James Taylor – Something In the Way She Moves
Laura Nyro & Labelle – I Met Him On a Sunday/The Bells

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