A brilliant song made famous by singer Dusty Springfield, but starting off life as an instrumental by Mike Sharp.
The first Stevie Wonder song I ever heard! It wasn't until I was 17 that I first listened to Stevie Wonder - I had to learn this song for a jazz/funk band I had been asked to sing with (before showing any interest in jazz). And thank goodness I did! The start of my jazz career.
This is one of the first jazz standards I learnt for the Lancaster University Big Band - only the third big band I had ever sung with. I remember being really struck by a Frank Sinatra version at first.
5. That Old Black Magic
One of my favourite big band tunes to sing. I have recorded this with the Minden Band of the Queen's Division - on the CD Qunitessence. Listen or buy it here: www.sarahellenhughes.co.uk/bigband
6. That Ole Devil called love
Sung here by Carol Sloane.
First written by Cy Coleman as an instrumental for the revue "Take Five," lyrics were added in 1957 by Carolyn Leigh to make a hit for Frank Sinatra.
The ultimate Hallowe'en video.
9. A ghost of a chance
(1932) Victor Young, Ned Washington and Bing Crosby.
10. Devil May Care
Again, I make it onto my own top 10! This great Bob Dorough is the fourth track on my first album. I was lucky enough to perform it as a duet with Ian Shaw. Above is a live version from the Imperial Wharf Jazz Festival 2010. Listen to the album version, or buy it here: www.sarahellenhughes.co.uk/dtd