Desert Island 95: Jonathan Benfield

June 13, 2023 #2129

A radio station executive identifies some of the recordings he'd like to have with him id stranded in the middle of the ocean.


There’ll be a hot time in the old town tonight
Bessie Smith
Mood indigo
Harlem Footwarmers
Don’t worry ‘bout me
Count Basie
Swing for my supper
Dorothy Dandridge
A hi-hat, a piccolo, and a cane
Putney Dandridge
Chirri birri bin
Pearl Bailey
He beeped when he should’ve bopped
Dizzy Gillespie
Dedicated to you
Ella Fitzgerald
Two lovers
Eartha Kitt
Linda Brown
Bill Robinson
Saturday night fish fry
White silver sands
Dave Gardner
Stormy weather
Lena Horne
Blues before sunrise
Pigmeat Markham
Someone’s rocking my dreamboat
Ink Spots
Bahama Joe
Louis Jordan
Bert Williams