PLAYLIST – THINK LOVELY THOUGHTS (11.5.11)

6 Nov

It’s been a rough week, and even I thought an hour of optimism was in order.  Maybe that was the hour we gained with “Fall Behind.” And so, does that mean now it’s back to business as usual?  Tune in next week to find out.

Here’s last night’s music list.

(SONG  / Artist  /  album or CD title)

  • I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW  /  Holly Cole Trio  /  “Don’t Smoke In Bed” 
  • ON A CLEAR DAY  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Live In Concert” 
  • ON A WONDERFUL DAY LIKE TODAY  /  Veronica Nunn  /  “American Lullaby” 
  • PENNIES FROM HEAVEN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra – Vegas” 
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Make Someone Happy” 
  • IT’S DELOVELY  /  Julian Yeo  /  “You and the Night” 
  • TEA FOR TWO  /  [mystery vocalist]  /  Drew Barrymore  /  “Grey Gardens Soundtrack”
  • TEA FOR TWO  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • I’M FLYING  /  Connie Evingson  /  “I Have Dreamed”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live at 30th Street” 
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Best of Tony Bennett”
  • WHO WILL BUY?  /  Andrea Wolper  /  “Parallel Lives” 
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  [theme music]  /  (Unreleased Master)

4 Responses to “PLAYLIST – THINK LOVELY THOUGHTS (11.5.11)”

  1. Michael Carman November 7, 2011 at 9:21 PM #

    Hi Bill,

    Ok, so I’m behind the times, but I’m loving the Desert Island show. I was making vegetable soup when you said which version of Them There Eyes you’d pick; you must have chosen Peggy Lee, right? Hands down. But I did hear you bypass the King of nonsentimental heart-sense, Nat Cole, in favor of Lizzy Walker. How COULD you? I have to admit, I loved hearing Lizzy’s version, especially since I’ve never heard of her and really enjoyed meeting her on your show; and I did love the package of it, the arrangement and the musicians, and maybe especially the time/rhythm. But voice for voice? Oh please, it’s Nat all the way.

    I know you’ll be happy to know, I got the mystery guest! Kevin Spacey! I did not see him play Darin in the movie, so I’m tickled that my ears, which haven’t heard one-millionth of what yours have, are tuned–as they always are–drum roll–to your fabulous show.

    Rock on! (Oh, did I say something wrong?)

    Michael Carman

    • Michael Carman November 7, 2011 at 9:25 PM #

      Hmmm. My comment immediately appeared with the notation, “Your comment is awaiting moderation.” You don’t like excessive enthusiasm? You want me to put a lid on it?

      • H. William Stine November 8, 2011 at 10:35 PM #

        That notation is “blog-speak” for the administrator is holding your comment in limbo while he decides if he has a clever reposte as a last word. In this instance, clearly he does not.

    • H. William Stine November 8, 2011 at 10:30 PM #

      Dear Michael —

      Thanks for listening and for writing. Both mean a lot to me. I don’t remember now if I chose Peggy Lee over Melissa Stylianou for my trip to Elba. Peggy’s swing is mannered, but effortless and I love the band behind her; while Melissa’s jazz is spontaneous and always grabs my attention. Nope, don’t think I could choose. And as for Nat versus Lissy: though I play Nat Cole frequently, both at home and on the program, on that particular record, I think he was caught with his passion down. Kinda sleepy. You are inarguably right about his voice compared to Lissy’s (everyone who has written to me about her though I was saying Lizzy with a Z), and you are right about the “package” of that recording, and that’s what thrills me – the musicians and singer are so tight. I’m going to play her again in a few weeks, this time tackling a Sinatra classic and I’ll be eager to hear what you think.

      You guessed Kevin Spacey???? Get out of here! That’s impressive. Or maybe just scary.

      Thanks again for such a nice note. Maybe you’d like to contribute to the Thanksgiving Show? I’m curious to know who or what has caught your ear in the last year. Check out that page if you have a chance.

      Take care –

      Bill

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