Desert Island Jazz
Billy Philadelphia (2004)

Visit Website

Billy Philadelphia is one of those rare performers who is equally at home on stage or behind the scenes. He has been Musical Director for several Bay Area television shows including a year and a half on KRON-TV's SFO with Steve Jamison (for which Billy wrote and recorded the theme song), over 60 appearances on KGO-TV's AM San Francisco, and numerous shows with Bill Raferty on Good Time Cafe, last seen nationwide on A&E. On these shows he had the opportunity to accompany such artists as Andy Williams, Nell Carter, Little Richard, Vanessa Williams, Ben Vereen, James Galway, et. al.
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Errol Garner Concert by the Sea I'll Remember April (Columbia)
# 2 Joe Williams Every Day (LP) Every Day I Have the Blues (EMUS)
# 3 Dr John The Brightest Smile in Town Average Kind of Guy (Clean Cuts)
# 4 Gene Ammons and Dodo Marmarosa Jug and Dodo For You (Prestige)
# 5 The Sergio Mendes Trio So Nice (LP) Somewhere in the Hills (Pickwick)
# 6 The Mahavishnu Orchestra with John McLaughlin The Inner Mounting Flame Meeting of the Spirits (Columbia)
# 7 The Wild Tchoupitoulas The Wild Tchoupitoulas Hey Hey (Antilles)
# 8 Fats Waller Greatest Hits A Handful of Keys (RCA)
# 9 Bill Charlap, featuring Shirley Horn Stardust Stardust (Blue Note)
Book A dictionary
Luxury Item A coffee maker, and vodka
Alternate Picks/Not Broadcast
Alt 1 Ray Charles and Betty Carter Ray Charles and Betty Carter Baby, It's Cold Outside (Rhino)
Alt 2 Eddie Harris, featuring Les McCann Swiss Movement Cold Duck Time (Atlantic)
Castaways by date
Paul Anastasio
25 Sep
Macy Blackman
19 Jun
George Cole
21 Aug
Alex Condé
06 Mar
Kit Eakle
04 Sep
Phillip Greenlief
13 Feb
Tammy Hall
27 Feb
Alan Hall
22 May
Christian Howes
27 Mar
Kymberly Jackson
03 Apr
Julie Kelly
20 Feb
Maya Kronfeld and Valerie Troutt
29 May
Jennifer Lee
17 Apr
Steven Lugerner
24 Jul
Steve McQuarry
05 Jun
Dave Newhouse
14 Aug
Zack Rogow
24 Apr
Holli Ross
17 Jul
Ellen Seeling
02 Oct
Richard Seidel
09 Oct
Edward Simon
31 Jul
Steve Turré
07 Aug
Patrick Wolff
16 Jan