Let’s Get Away From It All: Songs About Traveling | afterglow

Music CLIP – OSCAR PETERSON, “MOONGLOW”

Welcome to Afterglow, [a show of vocal jazz and popular song from the Great American Songbook], I’m your host, Mark Chilla.

Summer vacation season has officially started, so… this week on the clearly show, we’re exploring the Wonderful American Songbook of the jet set. Coming up this hour, we’ll take a look at songs about touring, sung by your favorites, such as Frank Sinatra, Billie Vacation, and Tony Bennett. We’ll vacation by plane with tracks like “Come Fly With Me,” by prepare with music like “I Believed About You,” and journey to some “Far Away Places” including Rio De Janeiro.

It is Let’s Get Absent From It All, coming up future on Afterglow

Audio – TOMMY DORSEY AND HIS ORCHESTRA, “LET’S GET Away FROM IT ALL”

Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra live on the NBC Radio Network on June 12, 1941 with the Matt Dennis and Tom Adair song “Let’s Get Absent From It All.” That efficiency took area on the rooftop garden of the Hotel Astor in New York City. That model showcased many of Dorsey’s typical vocalists, which include Jo Stafford and her vocal team The Pied Pipers, along with Dorsey’s two featured soloists Connie Haines and a younger Frank Sinatra. Sinatra would return to that track yet again around 15 decades later as a solo artist.

New music CLIP – J.J. JOHNSON AND KAI WINDING, “LET’S GET Absent FROM IT ALL”

Mark Chilla listed here on Afterglow. On this display, we’re using a excursion with the Good American Songbook, exploring tracks all about having absent from it all. Coming up, we’ll hear music about traveling by boat, by coach, and by plane… in point, let’s start off up in the air with a couple aircraft tracks.

The heyday of the American Songbook coincided with the advent of professional air journey, in which getting a journey to a considerably absent land was hardly ever less difficult and hardly ever a lot quicker. So, it is not as well a great deal of a shock that traveling higher in the sky to unique lands grew to become a frequent music subject from the 1920s by the 1960s. It was even the idea guiding Frank Sinatra and Billy May’s 1957 album Come Fly With Me, which I’ll sample from a couple moments this hour.

In addition to some set up expectations about planet travels, Sinatra also bundled some more recent touring music composed by his friends and recurrent songwriting partners Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn. Let’s listen to a single now. This is the title keep track of from that album, Frank Sinatra with “Come Fly With Me,” on Afterglow.

New music – FRANK SINATRA, “COME FLY WITH ME”

New music – JERI SOUTHERN, “LET’S FLY AWAY”

Two music about traveling absent, prepared about 25 years apart. Just now, the Cole Porter music “Let’s Fly Absent,” published for the 1930 Broadway musical The New Yorkers. That was sung by Jeri Southern in 1959, organized there by Billy May possibly. Ahead of that, another Billy May possibly arrangement… that was Frank Sinatra in 1957 with “Come Fly With Me,” a track prepared for the Capitol LP of the identical identify by songwriters Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn. 

The album Appear Fly With Me was a strategy album, featuring songs all about touring all-around the globe, generally to much off exotic sites. Let us listen to an additional monitor from that album now all about this issue. The track was composed just the past calendar year, 1956, by Harold Adamson and Victor Youthful All-around The Entire world In 80 Times. That film, of training course, was an adaptation of the much more mature Jules Verne story about wager to circumnavigate the world.

Let us hear that tune now. This is Frank Sinatra with the song “Around The Environment,” on Afterglow

Music – FRANK SINATRA, “AROUND THE WORLD”

Songs – MAVIS RIVERS, “FAR Absent PLACES”

Mavis Rivers in a recording for Capitol Data in 1960 with “Far Absent Spots,” published by Joan Whitney and Alex Kramer in 1948. Ahead of that, Frank Sinatra in a Capitol recording from 1957 with “Around The Entire world,” written by Harold Adamson and Victor Young for the movie adaptation of Jules Verne’s All-around The Entire world In 80 Days. Youthful won an Academy Award for his audio for that movie.

The film All around The Environment In 80 Days consists of some famous vacation through a incredibly hot air balloon. Not specifically the most well known way to vacation very long distances! Air journey commonly means plane travel, and lots of tracks have been penned about flying. Here’s one particular from 1962 by Brazilian songwriter Antonio Carlos Jobim. It is known as “Samba do Aviao,” or “Airplane Samba.” In its first Portuguese, it is truly a track that stems from Jobim’s concern of flying, even though he was awed by the airplanes soaring out of the airport in Rio De Janeiro (and was particularly fond of returning residence to Rio). 

Here’s an English translation of that tune now, sung by Tony Bennett from his 1965 album If I Dominated the Earth: Tunes for the Jet Set. This is “Samba do Aviao,” on Afterglow

Audio – TONY BENNETT, “SAMBA DO AVIAO (Tune OF THE JET)”

Audio – LUCY REED, “FLYING DOWN TO RIO”

Two tunes about traveling by plane to Rio De Janeiro. Just now, we read Lucy Reed in 1955 with the  Vincent Youmans, Gus Kahn and Edward Eliscu track “Flying Down To Rio,” from the 1933 RKO movie of the identical identify (the initial film for Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers). Just before that, Tony Bennett in 1965 with “Samba Do Aviao” or “Song Of The Jet,” published by Rio resident Antonio Carlos Jobim.

We have traveled by plane and by balloon so considerably this hour, as we have explored songs about journey. Let us consider a vacation on a boat. You know that old stating, “it’s about the journey, not the destination”? That’s generally the gist of this music. It is a song about seeking to acquire a extended boat ride across the ocean, just for the prospect to spend some top quality by itself time with a lover.

Here is Kay Kyser and his Orchestra in 1948 with vocalists Harry Babbitt and Gloria Wooden, and the Frank Loesser tune “On A Gradual Boat To China,” on Afterglow.

Songs – KAY KYSER, “ON A Slow BOAT TO CHINA”

Kay Kyser and His Orchestra in 1948, featuring vocals by Harry Babbitt and Gloria Wooden, doing the Frank Loesser tune “On A Slow Boat To China.”

Songs CLIP – SONNY ROLLINS, “ON A Sluggish BOAT TO CHINA”

We’ll take some much more visits all-around the globe when we return, as we continue on discovering tracks all about journey. Continue to be with us.

I’m Mark Chilla, and you’re listening to Afterglow

New music CLIP – CHARLIE BYRD, “SAMBA DO AVIAO”

Tunes CLIP – DUKE ELLINGTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, “TAKE THE ‘A’ TRAIN”

Welcome back to Afterglow, I’m Mark Chilla. We have been checking out music about journey this hour, and so far we’ve explored typically tracks about flying, as very well as a person song about taking a vacation on a boat. What about travel by train? Educate tunes perform a substantial part in all types of American musical genres, from folk, to state, to blues. Let us listen to two jazz specifications about prepare travel now.

Initial up, listed here is an Academy Award successful song from Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer, sung by Judy Garland in the 1946 movie The Harvey Women. This is songwriter Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers in 1945 with their strike variation of “On The Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe,” on Afterglow

New music – JOHNNY MERCER, “ON THE ATCHISON, TOPEKA AND SANTA FE”

Music – ELLA FITZGERALD, “I Assumed ABOUT YOU”

Two practice songs from the Excellent American Songbook. Just now, Ella Fitzgerald in 1957 with the Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Mercer tune “I Imagined About You.” Right before that, Mr. Johnny Mercer himself, undertaking one more music he co-wrote with Harry Warren, “On The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe.” That recording with the vocal team The Pied Pipers comes from 1945.

“I Considered About You,” not like most of the vacation tunes we have read this hour, is a unhappy journey song, all about sitting down on a practice, and with each passing city, becoming preoccupied with the assumed of a lost adore. Which is the form of track I want to focus on now—songs exactly where travel isn’t necessarily a delighted getaway.

Here’s one these kinds of song now, still a further a person with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. This is Billie Vacation stay in 1946 with “Trav’lin’ Light,” on Afterglow

Tunes – BILLIE Getaway, “TRAV’LIN’ LIGHT”

Tunes – LOREZ ALEXANDRIA, “TRAVELING DOWN A LONELY ROAD”

Chicago-based mostly singer Lorez Alexandria in 1963 with “Traveling Down A Lonely Highway,” an English translation of the appreciate concept from the 1954 Federico Fellini film La Strada, songs by Nino Rota. Prior to that, Billie Holiday dwell at a Jazz At The Philharmonic Live performance in 1946 with Jimmy Mundy, Trummy Younger, and Johnny Mercer’s “Trav’lin’ Gentle,” a music Getaway released a handful of yrs before with Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra.

Here’s an additional touring track, even though a single that you could not know. It was prepared by jazz pianist Dave Brubeck with his wife Iola, and executed listed here dwell by the pianist together with singer Carmen McRae. This is Brubeck and McRae at Basin Street East in 1961 with “Travelin’ Blues,” on Afterglow.

New music – DAVE BRUBECK AND CARMEN MCRAE, “TRAVELIN’ BLUES”

Music – CHRIS CONNOR, “FLYING HOME”

Singer Chris Connor in 1959 with a vocal edition of the Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton track “Flying House.” In advance of that, Dave Brubeck and Carmen McRae from their 1961 album Get 5 Live, and Brubeck’s initial tune “Travelin’ Blues.”

We’re traveling to the conclusion of our exhibit about travel songs, which is why I decided to play “Flying Dwelling.” But I have just one more music for you now. It yet again arrives from the 1958 Frank Sinatra and Billy May album Arrive Fly With Me. On a variety of Sinatra’s Capitol concept albums, he got his friends Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn to produce primary tunes to assist bookend the album, and Come Fly With Me is no exception. After a total album of music about jet-environment throughout the world, Appear Fly With Me finishes with this authentic tune all about settling back again residence. 

To shut off this hour, listed here is Frank Sinatra with “It’s Great To Go Traveling,” on Afterglow.

Tunes – FRANK SINATRA, “IT’S Nice TO GO TRAVELING”

Frank Sinatra and arranger Billy May well with “It’s Nice To Go Traveling,” the closing observe off of his 1958 album Occur Fly With Me, published by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn.

And thanks for tuning in to this jet-environment edition of Afterglow.

Audio CLIP – ILLINOIS JACQUET AND HIS ALL STARS, “FLYING House, Element 1”

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