Torch Songs

Torch Songs

Smoky lounges, familiar places, and torch songs to patronize those forlorn lovers alone at the bar. You get the drift. Sentimentality abounds this morning on Deeper Roots as we dig into a subset of virtually any genre out there. It’s as old as time itself, of course: songs and stories of unrequited or lost love, either where one is oblivious to the feelings of another or has moved on from a relationship, all told in teary notes by the performer. Let me just say that there was no shortage of fodder for this show whether it was country, jazz, soul, or pop. We’ll hear from Julie London, Ray Charles, Dusty Springfield, Aretha, Roy Orbison, and on and on. No rest for the pain of unrequited love. Tune in for a crazy moon, crying time, and the end of the world on KOWS Community Radio.


No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Julie London Cry Me A River Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Po Amazon
3Eva Taylor Moanin' Low The First Torch Singers, the Twenties Amazon
4Gertrude Niesen Smoke Gets In Your Eyes My Best Wishes Amazon
5Bing Crosby I'll Be Seeing You 44 Your Hit Parade Amazon
6Judy Garland That Man That Got Away Your Hit Parade – 1954 Amazon
7Julie London In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning Torch Songs Amazon
8Peggy Lee Oh You Crazy Moon Torch Songs Amazon
9Lena Horne Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Lena Horne: A Musical Anthology Amazon
10Dusty Springfield Anyone Who Had A Heart A Girl Called Dusty Amazon
11Dusty Springfield Someone To Watch Over Me Simply & Dusty [Disc 4] Amazon
12Sarah Vaughan Someone To Watch Over Me The Best Of Sarah Vaughan 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection) Amazon
13Lenny Welch Since I Fell For You Dancin' And Romancin' In The 50s And 60s [Disc 1] Amazon
14Skeeter Davis The End Of The World The Essential Skeeter Davis Amazon
15Little Anthony & The Imperials Hurt So Bad The Best Of Little Anthony And The I Mperials Amazon
16Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Ooo Baby Baby Classic Soul Ballads: Sweet Thing [Disc 1] Amazon
17Ray Charles Crying Time Genius – The Ultimate Ray Charles Collection Amazon
18Bettye LaVette Let Me Down Easy Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures – Vol. 3 Amazon
19Brenda Lee I'm Sorry Decca Country Classics 1934-1973 [Disc 2] Amazon
20The Skyliners Since I Don't Have You Malt Shop Memories – Top Down Convertible Sound ( Disc 1) Amazon
21Kay Starr I've Grown Accustomed to His Face Torch Songs Amazon
22Nat King Cole The Very Thought Of You Nat King Cole [Disc 3] Amazon
23Roy Orbison Love Hurts The All-Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison [Monument] Amazon
24The Beach Boys Caroline No Pet Sounds Amazon
25Aretha Franklin Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) 30 Greatest Hits [Disc 2] Amazon
26Crystal Gayle Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue Classic Country 1975 – 1979 Amazon
27Elvis Presley Suspicious Minds The Classic Sixties: '60s Flashback Amazon
28Willie Nelson Someone to Watch over Me Stardust [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
29Dakota Staton Misty Torch Songs Amazon
30Dionne Warwick Always Something There To Remind Me Dionne Warwick Collection: Her All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
31The Platters Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Dancin' And Romancin' In The 50s And 60s [Disc 1] Amazon
32The Cascades Rhythm of the Rain Teen Ballads Disc 2 Amazon
33Jo Stafford The Things We Did Last Summer Candy Amazon
34The Traveling Wilburys Not Alone Anymore Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 Amazon

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