The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    June 27. On tonight's BLUE, pianist Antti Siirala plays a waltz by Brahms; guitarist Grant Green performs original material; Vashti Bunyan sings one of her own songs; we hear celebrated Romanian pianist Dinu Lipatti with conductor Herbert von Karajan; a self-portrait by Charles Mingus (pictured); Joshua Bell "at home" with a sitar-player; Beady Belle, from a career retrospective; a new live recording of a Mendelssohn overture; and the last of the week's recordings by June Christy including her low-key reading of a Hoagy Carmichael song (see BLUE TUNES, below). 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Saturday 22 February 2014

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    Hear the soulful singing of Nina Simone all this week on The Blue of the Night.

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    June 22nd - 28th: June Christy

    Something cool on the BLUE this week, as we remember a singer on the 25th anniversary of her passing. June Christy (who replaced Anita O’Day in the Stan Kenton Orchestra during the mid-1950s) enjoyed considerable solo success in the following decade. A four-time Downbeat winner, she also recorded with her husband, arranger/saxophonist Bob Cooper.

    June 29th - July 5th: Iva Bittova sings Janácek

    Czech composer Leoš Janácek was inspired by Moravian and other Slavic folk music. This week we honour his birthdate by featuring an album in which Czech singer Iva Bittova and the Skampa Quartet present a personal interpretation of Janácek’s collection of Moravian Folk Poetry in Songs. Masterful accompaniment to Bittova’s stunning vocals every night this week...
     

    Music Played on the Show

    • 23:06
      Title: For The Sake Of A Greek's Words
      Performer(s): Karaindrou, Eleni
      Performer(s): Karaindrou, Eleni
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:09
      Title: Marriage Is For Old Folks
      Performer(s): Leon Carr/Earl Shuman
      Performer(s): Leon Carr/Earl Shuman
      Duration: 3:42
    • 23:12
      Title: O.D.
      Performer(s): Ellis
      Performer(s): Ellis
      Duration: 2:31
    • 23:14
      Title: Dreams
      Performer(s): Teasdale / Mehldau
      Performer(s): Teasdale / Mehldau
      Duration: 5:45
    • 23:21
      Title: Abendstern
      Performer(s): Schubert, Franz
      Performer(s): Schubert, Franz
      Duration: 2:21
    • 23:23
      Title: John's Book Of Alleged Dances; (Iii) Pavane (She's So Fine)
      Performer(s): Adams, John
      Performer(s): Adams, John
      Duration: 6:46
    • 23:32
      Title: School Night
      Performer(s): Difranco, Ani
      Performer(s): Difranco, Ani
      Duration: 5:09
    • 23:37
      Title: Mingus In The Sky
      Performer(s): Catherine, Philip
      Performer(s): Catherine, Philip
      Duration: 7:41
    • 23:51
      Title: Odalisque
      Performer(s): Krohn, Felix
      Performer(s): Krohn, Felix
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:59
      Title: A Lotus On Irish Streams
      Performer(s): Mclaughlin, John
      Performer(s): Mclaughlin, John
      Duration: 5:56
    • 00:04
      Title: Gently
      Performer(s): Machacek, Alex
      Performer(s): Machacek, Alex
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:12
      Title: I Was Young When I Left Home
      Performer(s): Dylan, Bob
      Performer(s): Dylan, Bob
      Duration: 5:10
    • 00:17
      Title: Delay
      Performer(s): Julia Kent
      Performer(s): Julia Kent
      Duration: 4:05
    • 00:21
      Title: Rapture
      Performer(s): Veirs, Laura
      Performer(s): Veirs, Laura
      Duration: 3:21
    • 00:25
      Title: Corpus Christi Carol
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Duration: 3:17
    • 00:28
      Title: Legba Nan Baye
      Performer(s): Schwarz-Bart, Jacques
      Performer(s): Schwarz-Bart, Jacques
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:32
      Title: In A Landscape
      Performer(s): Cage, John
      Performer(s): Cage, John
      Duration: 10:25
    • 00:42
      Title: Take It With Me
      Performer(s): Waits/Brennan
      Performer(s): Waits/Brennan
      Duration: 5:01
    • 00:47
      Title: Staying There
      Performer(s): Gustavsen, Tord
      Performer(s): Gustavsen, Tord
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:52
      Title: My Father
      Performer(s): Collins, J.
      Performer(s): Collins, J.
      Duration: 5:11

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