The Stone Frigate Big Band playlist, which we are continuously expanding, features songs from a range of styles including swing, the American songbook, Motown / R&B, pop music, jazz and ballroom dance classics.

New to the playlist since our last update: 59th Street Bridge Song (Simon and Garfunkel), Creep (Postmodern Jukebox), Proud Mary (Tina Turner), Something Stupid (Frank and Nancy Sinatra).

Motown / R&B and Pop

59th Street Bridge Song (Simon and Garfunkel), At Last (Etta James), Beyond the Sea (Bobby Darin), Blue Moon (Elvis Presley), Can’t Buy Me Love (The Beatles), Completely (Caro Emerald), Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen), Creep (Postmodern Jukebox), Electric Lady (Janelle Monae), Happy  (Pharrell Williams), Higher and Higer (Jackie Wilson), History Repeating (Shirley Bassey), How Sweet It Is (James Taylor), I Can’t Stop Loving You (Ray Charles), I Wan’na Be Like You (Big Bad Voodoo Daddy), I’m a Believer (The Monkees), In the Stone (Earth Wind and Fire), It’s Not Unusual (Tom Jones), Juice (Postmodern Jukebox), The Last Saskatchewan Pirate (The Arrogant Worms), Late in the Evening (Paul Simon), Mack the Knife (Bobby Darin), Mambo Italiano (Bette Midler), Moondance (Van Morrison), Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett), Never My Love (The Association), A Night Like This (Caro Emerald), One Day (Caro Emerald), Pick Up the Pieces (Average White Band), Proud Mary (Tina Turner), Respect (Aretha Franklin), Rock This Town (The Stray Cats), September (Earth Wind and Fire), Signed Sealed Delivered (Stevie Wonder), Skyfall (Adele), Stuck (Caro Emerald), Sway (Michael Buble), Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond), Sweet Home Chicago (The Blues Brothers), Tank! (Seatbelts), Tequila (The Champs), That Man (Caro Emerald), Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson), Waterloo (ABBA), What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong), YMCA (The Village People)

American Songbook

All of Me (Frank Sinatra), All or Nothing at All (Diana Krall), Almost Like Being in Love (Nat King Cole), Alright OK You Win (Bobby Darin), Autumn Leaves (Roger Williams), Besame Mucho (Diane Schuur), Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Ella Fitzgerald), Blue Skies (Frank Sinatra), Cabaret (Liza Minelli), Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man (Liza Minelli), Cheek to Cheek (Ella Fitzgerald), Chicago (Frank Sinatra), Come Fly with Me (Frank Sinatra), ‘Deed I Do (Diane Schuur), Do Nothin’ Till You Hear from Me (Diana Krall), Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (Natalie Cole), Fever (Peggy Lee), Fly Me to the Moon (Frank Sinatra), A Foggy Day (Frank Sinatra), The Girl from Ipanema (Astrud Gilberto), How High the Moon (Ella Fitzgerald), I Love Being Here with You (Peggy Lee), I Only Have Eyes for You (Ella Fizgerald), I’ve Got You Under My Skin (Frank Sinatra), In the Cool Cool Cool of the Evening (Bette Midler), Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby (Joe Jackson), It Had to Be You (Frank Sinatra), It’s Only a Paper Moon (Natalie Cole), Just a Gigolo (Louis Armstrong), Kansas City (Peggy Lee), L-O-V-E (Nat King Cole), The Lady is a Tramp (Frank Sinatra), Let’s Fall in Love (Diana Krall), The Look of Love (Diana Krall), Love is Here to Stay (Ella Fitzgerald), Love Me or Leave Me (Sammy Davis Jr.), My Baby Just Cares for Me (Nina Simone), New York New York (Frank Sinatra), Night and Day (Ella Fitzgerald), On a Slow Boat to China (Rosemary Clooney), On the Sunny Side of the Street (Natalie Cole), Orange Coloured Sky (Natalie Cole), Puttin’ on the Ritz (Ella Fitzgerald), Relax Max (Dinah Washington), Route 66 (Natalie Cole), ‘S Wonderful (Diana Krall), Saturday Night (Helen O’Connell), Sentimental Journey (Doris Day), Something Stupid (Frank and Nancy Sinatra), Stella by Starlight (Chet Baker), Straighten Up and Fly Right (Diana Krall), Summer Wind (Frank Sinatra), Summertime (Ella Fitzgerald), That Old Black Magic (Ella Fitzgerald), This Can’t Be Love (Ella Fitzgerald), Time After Time (Ella Fitzgerald), The Very Thought of You (Diana Krall), What is This Thing Called Love (Ella Fitzgerald), Whatever Lola Wants (Carmen McRae), White Cliffs of Dover (Vera Miles), Why Don’t You Do Right (Peggy Lee), You Make Me Feel So Young (Frank Sinatra), You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You (Frank Sinatra)


9:20 Special (Count Basie), Ain’t Nobody Here but Us Chickens (Louis Jordan), All the Cats Join In (Benny Goodman / Peggy Lee), All the Things You Are (Sarah Vaughn), American Patrol (Glenn Miller), And the Angels Sing (Benny Goodman / Martha Tilton), Any Old time (Artie Shaw / Billie Holiday), April in Paris (Count Basie), Back Bay Shuffle (Benny Goodman), Basin Street Blues (Louis Armstrong), Begin the Beguine (Artie Shaw), Bei Mir Bist du Schoen (Benny Goodman), Big John’s Special (Benny Goodman), Big Time Operator (Big Bad Voodoo Daddy), Blues in Hoss’s Flat (Count Basie), Bugle Boogie Blues, Charleston, Chattanooga Choo Choo (Glenn Miller), Choo Choo Ch’Boogie (Louis Jordan), Corner Pocket (Count Basie), Don’t Be That Way (Count Basie), East St. Louis Toodle-oo (Duke Ellington), Flip Flop and Fly (Big Joe Turner), Flying Home (Lionel Hampton), Front Burner (Count Basie), Fun Time (Count Basie), Go Daddy O (Big Bad Voodoo Daddy), Hay Burner (Count Basie), I Know Why (Glenn Miller), I’m Beginning to See the Light (Duke Ellington), If You Can’t Rock Me (Brian Setzer Orchestra), In the Mood, It Don’t Mean a Thing (Duke Ellington), Jersey Bounce (Benny Goodman), Jumpin’ at the Woodside (Count Basie), Jumpin’ Jack (Big Bad Voodoo Daddy), Jumpin’ with Symphony Sid (Joe Jackson), Kissing Bug (Bill Holman), Leap Frog (Les Brown), Let’s Dance (Benny Goodman), Little Brown Jug (Glenn Miller), Minnie the Moocher (Cab Colloway), Moonlight Serenade (Glenn Miller), Moten Swing (Count Basie), Mr. Anthony’s Boogie (Ray Anthony), Pennsylvania 6-5000 (Glenn Miller), Perdido (Duke Ellington), Roll ‘Em (Benny Goodman), Satin Doll (Duke Ellington), Shiny Stockings (Count Basie), Sing Sing Sing (Benny Goodman), Song of the Volga Boatmen (Glenn Miller), Soul Bossa Nova (Quincy Jones), Splanky (Count Basie), St. Louis Blues March (Glenn Miller), Stardust (Hoagy Charmichael), Stompin’ at the Savoy (Benny Goodman), A String of Pearls (Glenn Miller), The Stripper, Stuff Like That There (Bette Midler), Sweet Georgia Brown (Nat King Cole), Switch in Time (Count Basie), Take the A Train (Duke Ellington), Tune Town Shuffle (Count Basie), Tuxedo Junction (Glenn Miller), Two O’Clock Jump (Glenn Miller), Walk Don’t Run (Count Basie), Woodchoppers’ Ball (Woody Herman)


All Blues (Miles Davis), Backrow Politics (Gordon Goodwin), Birdland (Weather Report), Bluesette (Chet Baker), Bone Collection, Caravan (Chicago), Count Babba (Gordon Goodwin), Country Road (Maynard Ferguson), In a Sentimental Mood (Duke Ellington), Ja-Da (Tommy Dorsey), Meetin’ Time (Count Basie), Outrageous Mother (Phil Wilson), The Preacher (Woody Herman), Take Five (Dave Brubeck), Blue Bossa (Kenny Dorham), Caliente, Children of Sanchez (Chuck Mangione), Desafinado (Stan Getz), Funky Cha Cha (Arturo Sandoval), Manteca (Dizzy Gillespie), Mercy Mercy Mercy (Buddy Rich), A Night in Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie), Spanish Flea (Herb Alpert)


Adios Muchachos (tango), Anniversary Waltz, Downtown Tango, Good Night (waltz), Good Times (rumba), In a Waltz Mood, Isle of Capri (tango), Just a Little Cha Cha, Last Waltz, My Favourite Things (waltz), New Beer Barrel Polka, New Pennsylvania Polka, Pennsylvania Polka, Pick Yourself Up (cha cha), Scarborough Fair (waltz)

TV / Movie Themes

Diamonds are Forever (Shirley Bassey), From Russia with Love (Count Basie), Get Smart, Goldfinger, Hawaii Five-O, Hogan’s Heroes, James Bond Theme (Monty Norman), Live and Let Die (Stan Kenton), M Squad (Count Basie), M*A*S*H, Mission Impossible, Moon River, The Odd Couple, Peter Gunn, The Pink Panther (Henry Mancini), Walk Don’t Run (Count Basie)

Christmas Season

Auld Lang Syne, Frosty the Snowman, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, Jingle Bells, Let It Snow, Santa Baby, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town