6 Dec 2019

Fly me to the Moon

From Pick and Mix, 10:10 am on 6 December 2019

[This episode was first broadcast in July 2019]

Pick and Mix celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with some lunar themed songs.  

Sixties pin-up girl, actor and singer Julie London made over 25 albums between 1955 and 1969; we find out how her recording label Liberty utilised her beauty to sell more records.  

Julie London

Julie London Photo: Julie London


João Gilberto the Brazilian guitarist credited with inventing bossa nova died earlier this year. His landmark album ‘Getz/Gilberto’ released in 1964 is regarded as a classic: we have music highlighting his distinctive vocals and guitar.

João Gilberto

João Gilberto Photo: João Gilberto


The Full English is a project put together by folk singer and scholar Fay Hield as a showcase to mark the launch of a massive digitised archive of thousands of English folk songs.


British folk duo Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker have established themselves on the U.K. folk scene, drawing critical praise and earning the Isambard Folk Award and the Best Duo Award. Their new album ‘Seedlings All’ is their most personal yet.


Auckland born keyboardist and producer Mark de Clive-Lowe grew up on a mix of jazz, hip-hop and electronic music. He's half Japanese and half New Zealand and uses all those influences to explore his spiritual connection with Japan on his latest material ‘Heritage’.   


Music details

HOWARD: Fly Me to the Moon - Julie London (EMI 791298)
JOBIM: Corcovado - Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto (VERVE 521414)
JOBIM: Desafinado - Julie London (EMI 791298)
MCCOY: Why Don't You Do Right? - Julie London (EMI 791298)
REINHARDT, GRAPPELLI: Minor Swing - Roby Lakatos (DG 471562)
HUPFELD: As Time Goes By - Roby Lakatos (DG 471562)
TRAD: Man In The Moon - The Full English (TOPIC 220823)
TRAD: William And Nancy - The Full English (TOPIC 220823)
TRAD: Fol The Day-O - The Full English (TOPIC 220823)
MARTINS, ROBERTI: Izaura - João Gilberto (EMARCY 837589)
BACH: Minuet in G, from the Anna Magdalena Notebook - Lisa Rydberg (violin), Gunnar Idenstam (harmonium) (Gazell Records 2007)
BACH: Gavotte II, from English Suite in G minor BWV808 - Lisa Rydberg (violin), Gunnar Idenstam (harmonium) (Gazell Records 2007)
CLARKE: Let No Man Steal Your Thyme - Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker (FOLKROOM 396439)
CLARKE: Bathed in Light - Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker (ROUGHTRADE)
CLIVE-LOWE: Asa No Yume - Mark de Clive-Lowe (ROPEADOPE 330230)