The weekly radio program (WBAI 99.5 FM) will feature the music of LaMott, including such tunes as "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby," "Not Exactly Paris," "Something You Never Had Before," "I Have Dreamed" and "Listen to My Heart." The latter was written by composer David Friedman, who will join host David Kenney to discuss both LaMott and his new Off-Broadway revue at Upstairs at Studio 54, Listen to My Heart — The Songs of David Friedman. The radio program, which is broadcast from 9-11 PM ET, will also feature four versions of John Bucchino's "Grateful": renditions from Art Garfunkel, John Barr, Lucille Carr-Kaffashan and Ann Marie. Other highlights of the show include Tom Andersen's "Yard Sale," Liza Minnelli's "The Day After That" and Peter Allen's "Love Don't Need a Reason." The program will also give away two pair of tickets to Sarah Brightman's Madison Square Garden concert on Jan. 23, 2004.
Upcoming radio broadcasts include an evening of music and conversation with Michael Feinstein (Dec. 7) and the work of Frank Sinatra (Dec. 14.) "Everything Old Is New Again" can also be heard on the web at www.2600.com/offthehook/hot2.ram.
Nancy LaMott, who lost her battle with cancer in 1995 at the age of 44, was beloved by fans for a voice that could be soft and sweet one minute and big and belty the next. Many critics agreed she also possessed a remarkable ability to find the emotional center of any song, bringing a lyric to life as honestly as possible. LaMott's solo recording credits included “Beautiful Baby,” “Come Rain or Come Shine: The Songs of Johnny Mercer,” “My Foolish Heart,” “Just in Time for Christmas” and “Listen to My Heart” as well as the posthumously issued “What’s Good About Goodbye?"