“Head bone’s connected to the neck bone; neck bone’s connected to back bone; back bone’s connected to the thigh bone…” Getting the picture? No, not Angelina Jolie!
This week on Turntable For One, the naming of parts.
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Here is the list of winners of the Turntable For One Awards. I’ve heard grumblings from some of the losers that, unlike the Oscars, it was not an honor just to be nominated. I guess they’ve never heard of burning bridges before they’ve crossed them…
SONG TITLE / Artist / CD or Album Title
- I’M GOING TO LOCK MY HEART / Nicole Henry / “The Very Thought of You”
BEST SUPPORTING ROLE BY A SINGER:
- PUT ON A HAPPY FACE / Tony Bennett & James Taylor / “Duets: An American Classic”
BEST SUPPORTING ROLE BY A MUSICIAN:
- THE PARTY’S OVER / Diahann Carroll & Andre Previn / “The Magic of Diahann CaRroll
- AUTUMN SERENADE / Kurt Elling / “Dedicated To You Sing The Music of Coltrane and Hartman”
- YOU’RE OUT OF HERE / Lorraine Feather / “New York City Drag”
SURPRISING & WONDERFUL PERFORMANCE OF AN OSCAR WINNING SONG:
- THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT / Maroon 5 / “His Way, Our Way”
BEST PERFORMANCE OF AN OSCAR AWARD LOSING SONG:
- MY FOOLISH HEART / Bill Evans Trio / ”At The Village Vanguard”
MOST MYSTERIOUS PERFORMANCE OF AN OSCAR LOSER:
- SLEIGH RIDE IN JULY / (mystery vocalist) / Peggy King / “Oh What A Memory We Made”
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE:
- MONICAS VALS (WALTZ FOR DEBBY) / The Real Group / “Varför Får Man Inte Bara Vara Som Man Är?”
BEST ORIGINAL SONG:
- IF THE STARS WERE MINE / Melody Gardot / “My One And Only Thrill”
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
- OH, YOU CRAZY MOON / Frank D’Rone / “Double Exposure”
A SALUTE TO ALL THE AWARD LOSERS:
- HERE’S TO THE LOSERS / Frank Sinatra / “Softly As I Leave You”
- PARIS MISMATCH / (THEME) /Cody Owen Stine / (Unreleased Recording)
The Oscars, the Golden Globes, the Emmys, the Peoples’ Choice, the Westminster Dog show, the Tonys…hmmm — this gives me an idea…
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Tonight’s Turntable for One, a lesson in the proper use of the preposition (not to be confused with the improper use of the proposition) was another in our continuing educational series, “No Listener Left Behind.” In weeks to come, don’t miss invaluable lectures on recognizing a direct object, preferably before you hit it and examples of the passive voice in ventriloquism. You’ve been warned.
SONG TITLE / Artist / Album or CD title
- WITHOUT A SONG / Frank Sinatra / “Frank Sinatra: Las Vegas”
- ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE / Veronneau / “Joy Of Living”
- AFTER YOU’VE GONE / Julian Yeo / “Night And The Music”
- UNTIL I MET YOU / Melissa Morgan / “Until I Met You”
- ON GREEN DOLPHIN STREET / Johnny Holiday & Sam Most / “Still Swinging”
- UNDERNEATH THE ARCHES / Hetty Kate & The Irwell Street String Band / “11:60 PM”
- AFTER THE LIGHTS GO DOWN LOW / (Mystery Singer) / Gary Crosby / “Gary Crosby Belts The Blues”
- A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA / Ella Fitzgerald / “12 Nights In Hollywood”
- OF THEE I SING / The Hi-Los / “And All That Jazz”
- IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD / Halie Loren / “After Dark”
- FOR ALL WE KNOW / Johnny Hartman / “Once In Every Life”
- LIKE A LOVER / Norma Winstone / “Stories Yet To Tell”
- PARIS MISMATCH / (theme) / Cody Owen Stine / (Unreleased Recording)
This week, Turntable For One pays tribute to one of songwriting’s most useful elements. Every great songwriter, generation after generation, knows this element can definitely be the first word in creating a classic song, but it should never be the last. Without this, songwriters – and their audiences – could never be In The Know, nor Out In Front, nor even Above The Fray.
For the answer to this week’s hint and 83% of Life’s mysteries, tune in at 10:00, Saturday night. If you’re late, the number automatically drops to 75%.
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Here are a few Valentines from me to you. Still wondering what to do for your Valentine? Don’t forget that February is also National Canned Food Month. Seems to me the connection is pretty obvious.
Talk to you next week.
SONG TITLE / Artist / CD or Album Title
- MY FUNNY VALENTINE / Michelle Pfeiffer / The Fabulous Baker Boys Soundtrack”
- SAY IT / Kurt Elling / “Flirting with Twilight”
- ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE / The Swingle Singers / “Mood Swings”
- I GO FOR THAT / Hetty Kate / “11:60 PM”
- OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY / mystery vocalist / Mickey Rooney / “Lover Of Simple Things”
- OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY / Kenny Rankin / “Haven’t We Met”
- CHEZ MOI / Emilie-Claire Barlow / “Haven’t We Met?”
- MY ROMANCE / Kevin Mahogany / “My Romance”
- BEYOND COMPARE / Courtenay Day / “State Of Bliss”
- I THINK I LOVE /Jamie Cullum / “The Pursuit”
- YOU’LL SEE / Jackie Ryan / “Doozy”
- PARIS MISMATCH / (theme) Cody Owen Stine / (Unreleased Recording)
February 14th is Valentine’s Day and National Ferris Wheel Day. Guess which one I’ll be celebrating this week…
Plus, this week, the war of words with Night Cafe host, Will Duchon, reaches its apotheosis.
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This week we played the Desert Island game — not the one where you fantasize about a dozen androgynous pixies bringing you to a desert island where you and they play sudoku all day and they say you have nice hair. (And just how often do you play that game?) I mean the game where I play two version of the same song and you have to choose which of the two you’d take to a desert island to listen to for the rest of your life — with or without androgynous pixies.
Hope you can get back in time for next week’s show.
SONG TITLE / Artist / Album or CD Title
- THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT / Frank Sinatra / “The Days Of Wine & Roses”
- THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT / Tony Bennett / “50 Years – The Artistry of Tony Bennett”
- THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU / Kenny Rankin / “Professional Dreamer”
- THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU / Jackie Ryan / “The Best of Love Songs”
- MOOD INDIGO / Clare Fischer Singers / ”…And Sometimes Instruments”
- MOOD INDIGO / Nina Simone / “Mood Indigo”
- WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE / (mystery vocalist) / Gwyneth Paltrow / “Infamous Soundtrack”
- WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE / Sarah Vaughan / “Sassy Swings The Tivoli”
- ISN’T IT ROMANTIC / Mel Torme / “At Marty’s”
- ISN’T IT ROMANTIC / Betty Carter & Carmen McRae / “The Carmen McRae-Betty Carter Duets”
- IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS / Johnny Hartman / “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
- IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS / Lissy Walker / “Life Is Sweet”
- PARIS MISMATCH / (theme) / Cody Owen Stine / (Unreleased Master)
They say that “no man is an island,” though I think someone overlooked Dom Deluise. Still, while listening to this week’s show, you might start to feel the sand between your toes and hear waves lapping the beach. But try harder to stay awake because this week, more than usual, you’ll be making decisions about the music I play.
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