Desert Island 91: Mike Mockbee

November 2, 2021 #2045

A listener from Jackson, Mississippi, prompts the host to depart from the usual big band library as he lists the melodies he would like to have available if perchance he found himself on a deserted island with only a wind-up phonograph to help him while away his hours.


La mer
Frank Chacksfield
Moon river
Johnny Mercer
True love
Have you ever been lonely?
Ted Lewis
That'll be the day
Buddy Holly
True love ways
Buddy Holly
Theme from “High Noon”
Frankie Laine
Smoke gets in your eyes
Artie Shaw
Benny Goodman
Riffin' at the Ritz
Benny Goodman
Jerry Vale
As time goes by
Dooley Wilson
On the road again
Willie Nelson
Unchained melody
Al Hibbler
Sweet Caroline
Neil Diamond
I’ll never say "never again" again
Benny Goodman
Love walked in
Medley: In the mood/Begin the beguine/Opus #1