HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S MUSICAL THEME (10.1.16)

28 Sep

HINT:

What’s this? You call something a “debate” and more than 80 million people tune in – really? I’d love to have 80 million listeners. I wonder what I can do about that…

Turntable For One   Two hours of Jazz Vocals   Saturday Night 9-11 PM (E.D.T.)

 

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PLAYLIST FOR “ELLA FITZGERALD CHALLENGES THE WORLD!” (9.24.16)

26 Sep

This week Ella Fitzgerald took on all comers in a head-to-head, well, really a voice-to-voice competition. She sang standards and some surprising duets; she even challenged Sarah Vaughan in a “forgetting the lyrics” competition (Sarah won) and challenged Shirley Horn to a “slow singing” competition (Shirley won). But it was impossible to listen to this show without marveling at Ella’s musicality and her warmth and without feeling fortunate that we had her for so long.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • STOMPING AT THE SAVOY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At The Opera House”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Nat Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • CAN’T BUY ME LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald First Lady Of Song”
  • CAN’T BUY ME LOVE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Swings Lightly With Nelson”
  •  BODY AND SOUL  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • ALL GOD’S CHILLIN’ GOT RHYTHM  /  Mel Torme  /  “The Great American Songbook”
  • PARTY BLUES  /  Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Williams, & Count Basie  /  “Joe Williams Finest Hour”
  • I NEVER LOVED A WOMAN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jackie Wilson & Count Basie  /  “Manufacturers Of Soul”
  • OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Jazz Masters 24”
  • MEDLEY  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Karen Carpenter  /  “As Time Goes By”
  • I’VE GOT MY LOVE TO KEEP ME WARM  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Jazz Masters 24”
  • CANDY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Twelve Nights In Hollywood”
  • WILLOW WEEP FOR ME  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live In Japan”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Let No Man Write My Epitaph”
  • LOVERMAN  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Live At The 4 Qs”
  • I GOT IT BAD (AND THAT AIN’T GOOD)  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington  /  “Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • I GOT IT BAD (AND THAT AIN’T GOOD)  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • TOO YOUNG FOR THE BLUES  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald First Lady Of Song”
  • NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Twelves Nights In Hollywood”
  • OH, LADY BE GOOD  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At The Opera House”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S MUSICAL THEME (9.24.16)

21 Sep

HINT:

Ali vs Frasier, Batman vs Superman, Godzilla vs Mothra, fire vs ice, truth vs fiction – the world has witnessed some classic battles. But no one has ever seen the kind of all-out challenge Ella Fitzgerald will face on my show this week.

Turntable For One   Jazz Vocals   Saturday 9:00-11:00 PM (E.D.T.)

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PLAYLIST FOR “SONGS ABOUT SONGS” (9.17.16)

17 Sep

Over the last 7 years, I’ve thought of musical themes of songs for about nearly everything you can think of. Hope you caught my shows on songs about Boy Meets Tinder, Practical First Aid, and The Only Thing The NSA Isn’t Watching Is Paint Drying. This week was more about the music than my paranoia.  I’m content.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WITH A SONG IN MY HEART  /  Chet Baker  /  “She Was Too Good To Me”
  •  I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART  /  Adrienne Fenmor  /  “Blue Skies”
  • THE SONG IS YOU  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Rare Sinatra”
  •  WHEN HE MAKES MUSIC  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Extra Special”
  • IF YOU WERE A SONG  /  Billy Brandt  /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor”
  • THE SONG IS ENDED  /  The Swingle Singers  /  “A Celebration Of The Voice”
  • IT WAS ALMOST LIKE A SONG  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • MUSIC  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine Live At Carnegie Hall”
  • I HEAR MUSIC  /  Stephane Grappelli  /  “How High The Moon”
  • I LIKE TO RECOGNIZE THE TUNE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Frederica Von Stade  /  “Another Side of Frederica Von Stade”
  • MUSIC MAESTRO PLEASE  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • SONG ABOUT THE MOON  /  Alexis Cole  /  “Dazzling Blue”
  • THE MUSIC GOES ROUND AND ROUND  /  Mark Pompe  /  “Monks’ Dream”
  • ONE NOTE SAMBA  /  Veronneau  /  “Jazz Samba Project”
  • ONE NOTE SAMBA  /  Betty Carter  /  “Round Midnight”
  • JOHNNY ONE NOTE  /  Anita O’Day  /  “Anita O’Day Swings Rogers & Hart”
  • BROOKLYN LOVE SONG  /  Duchess  /  “Duchess”
  • SWING  /  Allan Harris  /  “Nobody’s Gonna Love You Better”
  • YOU ARE LIKE A SONG  Svetlana & The Delancy 5  /  “A Night At The Speakeasy”
  • SING  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Various  /  “Sesame Street: The Best Of Elmo”
  • CAN’T HELP SINGING  /  Jody Sandhaus  /  “A Fine Spring Morning”
  • AS LONG AS I’M SINGING  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Capitol Collectors Series”
  • TEACH ME A SONG  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Never Let Me Go”
  • BABY’S REQUEST  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • A DOLLAR FOR A DIME  /  Joe Williams  /  “Every Night”
  • DEEP SONG  /  Morgana King  /  “It’s A Quiet thing”
  • A SONG FOR YOU  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “A Song For You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S MUSICAL THEME (9.17.16)

14 Sep

HINT:

I’ve played songs about love, songs about hate, songs about food, songs about mothers, songs about fathers – what’s left? Or,  for that matter, what’s right? I can think of one thing I haven’t done: songs about ________. Can you fill in the blank? Tune in Saturday night to find out.

Turntable For One   Jazz Vocals   Saturday Nights   9:00-11:00 PM (E.D. T.)

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PLAYLIST FOR “MAGIC MANTRAS” (9.10.16)

10 Sep

Is that person who keeps saying the same thing over and over and over reciting his or her mantra or off his or her Lithium? Hard to tell. Whatever gets you through…hey, maybe that should be the universal mantra. Below are a sampling of others. You can’t go wrong with any of these songs or singers.

SONG TITLE   /  Artist  /  Album Or CD Title

  • KEEP SMILING AT TROUBLE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “60 Years” The Artistry of Tony Bennett
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “A Lazy Afternoon”
  • I DON’T WORRY ABOUT A THING  /  Mose Allison  /  “Mose In Your Ear”
  • BE COOL  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Take Love Easy”
  • STAY HIP  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Jazz & Other Four-Letter Words
  • TIME AND LOVE  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Time & Love”
  • A SHINE ON YOUR SHOES  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jerry Lewis  /  “Just Sings”
  • WATERS OF MARCH  /  Al Jarreau & Oleta Adams  /  “A Twist of Jobim”
  • EVERYTHING I DO GONH BE FUNKY  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “Secular Hymns”
  • WHILE I’M STILL YOUNG  /  Amanda Ambrose  /  “Amanda”
  • OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Toots Thielemans & Kenny Wheeler  /  “One More for The Road”
  • SO LITTLE TIME (SO MUCH TO DO)  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Sentimental Streak”
  • LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING  /  Leslie Odom Jr.  /  “Leslie Odom Jr.
  • REMEMBERING TO BREATHE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Dooji Wooji”       
  • MOTHER LOVE  /  Allan Harris  /  “Nobody’s Gonna Love you Better”
  • BIG BAD WORLD  /  The Real Group  /  “Commonly Unique”
  • EVERYBODY SAYS DON’T  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • PURE IMAGINATION  /  Fiona Apple
  • HAVE A GOOD TIME  /  Paul Simon  /  “Negotiations & Love Songs”
  • DON’T ASK ME WHY  /  Rosana Eckert & Terry Hankins  /  “Two For The Road”
  • DREAM  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice And Easy”
  • SECRET O’ LIFE  /  James Taylor  /  “Live”
  • EVERYTHING’S MOVING TOO FAST  /  Hetty Kate  /  “The Dan McLean Sextet Meets Hetty Kate”
  • HERE’S TO LIFE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “A Beautiful Friendship: Remembering Shirley Horn”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Jody Sandhaus  /  “A Fine Spring Morning”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S MUSICAL THEME (9.10.16)

7 Sep

HINT:

Ah, election season – the debates, the discussions, the arguments, the choices, the recriminations, and the remorse – and that’s just at your family Thanksgiving dinner. How do we get through all this? How do we cope, how do we stay safe and sane? Put down that bottle. I have a better idea. And if you’re truly mindful, you probably can guess what I mean.

TURNTABLE FOR ONE   Jazz Vocals   Saturday   9:00-11:00 PM (E.D.T.)

 

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