The Nightlife is a weekly playlist based on what I think it’d sound like if I had a free-form midnight radio show. I look at this like I’ve rolled into the radio station to have the best time of my life playing great records in sequence and hearing the beautiful stories they tell each other across time. Another way to think of it, is like I just sent you two 90 minute mixtapes in the mail. And of course you don’t have to listen at midnight. You can listen anytime.
As I understand it, Spotify Premium members can listen to these shows complete and in order, whereas Spotify Free users can listen to a shuffled version of each playlist with added commercials and missing the songs only allocated for premium members.
Morris Mac Davis, known as Mac Davis (January 21, 1942 – September 29, 2020), was a country music singer and songwriter originally from Lubbock, Texas who has enjoyed much pop music crossover success. He became one of the most successful country singers of the 1970s and 1980s. He is also an actor.
“It’s Hard to Be Humble” Words and Music by Mac Davis
Performed by Mac Davis and Jim Henson
“Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me” Words and Music by Mac Davis Performed by Mac Davis
“I Believe In Music” Words and Music by Mac Davis Performed by Cliff Richard and Nana Mouskouri
The Sherman Brothers are Academy Award-winning American songwriters who specialize in musical films. They are Robert B. Sherman (born December 19, 1925) and Richard M. Sherman (born June 12, 1928). The Sherman Brothers wrote more motion picture musical song scores than any other songwriting team in history, working for Walt Disney during the last six years of his life. Film scores of the Sherman Brothers include Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Jungle Book, The Aristocats and The Tigger Movie.
“Jolly Holiday” Words and Music by Robert Sherman and Richard Sherman
Performed by Dick Van Dyke, Julie Andrews, & ensemble From the film “Mary Poppins”
“I Wan’na Be Like You” Words and Music by Robert Sherman and Richard Sherman
Performed by Louis Prima From the film “The Jungle Book”
“It’s a Small World” Words and Music by Robert Sherman and Richard Sherman
Narrated by Walt Disney
“Let’s Get Together” Words and Music by Robert Sherman and Richard Sherman
Performed by Hayley Mills & Hayley Mills From the film “The Parent Trap”
“On The Front Porch” Words and Music by Robert Sherman and Richard Sherman
Performed by Burl Ives From the film “Summer Magic”
Fats Waller (born Thomas Wright Waller on May 21, 1904, died December 15, 1943) was an American jazz pianist, singer, songwriter, organist, and composer. Widely recognized as a master of stride piano — Waller was one of the most popular performers of his era, finding critical and commercial success in his homeland and in Europe. A masterful instrumentalist as well as singer, Waller was prolific as a recording artist and bandleader. Despite his litany of credited hits, he is rumored to have written several more standards which he “sold” to other songwriters.
“Joint Is Jumpin'” performed by Fats Waller
Words and Music by Fats Waller, Andy Razaf, J.C. Johnson
“Squeeze Me” performed by Mildred Bailey & Her Alley Cats
Words and Music by Fats Waller & Clarence Williams
“Ain’t Misbehavin'” performed by Sammy Davis, Jr.
Words and Music by Fats Waller & Andy Razaf
“Honeysuckle Rose” performed by Anita O’Day with the Buddy DeFranco Quartet
Words and Music by Fats Waller, Andy Razaf, & Harry Brooks