Archive | January, 2013

HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME (2.2.13)

31 Jan

HINT:

Something on your mind you’d like to get off your chest?  

 

I can work with that. And by the way: mix cocktails, not metaphors, okay?

 

Turntable For One   Saturday Night   10:00 PM

Jazz Vocals and Live Radio   WMNR Fine Arts Radio and wmnr.org

PLAYLIST FOR “BROADWAY VS JAZZ, THE VOCAL SMACK-DOWN” (1.26.13)

27 Jan

I know it wasn’t really a fair competition, not when jazz (-inflected) singers can change characters with every song they sing, and look for  colors of melody and nuance of lyric to emphasize or embellish; while Broadway singers have to stay in character, become a part of a story, and yet still button an emotional moment. But this was a great excuse to listen to some of my favorite singers push the boundaries of their comfort zones. 

 SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE  /  Victoria Clark  /  “15 Seconds of Grace”
  • BABY DREAM YOUR DREAM  /  Tony Bennett  /  “For Once In My Life”
  • LET YOURSELF GO  /  Kristin Chenoweth  /  “Let Yourself Go”
  • MAYBE  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • ALL THE WAY  /  Kelli O’Hara  /  “Wonder In The World”
  • THIS NEARLY WAS MINE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Concert Sinatra”
  • IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS  /  Barbra Streisand  /  “Love Is The Answer”
  • AIN’T WE GOT FUN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Dick Van Dyke  /  “Jazz Blues Vol. 1
  • STICK AROUND  /  Sammy Davis  /  “Golden Boy – Original Cast Recording”
  • ANYONE CAN WHISTLE  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Color And Light”
  • DID I EVER REALLY LIVE?  /  Joe Williams  /  “One More For My Baby”
  • BUT NOT FOR ME  /  Tom Wopat  /  “Consider It Swung”
  • LOST IN THE STARS  /  Nnenna Freelon  /  “Listen”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

 

 

HINT FOR SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME (1.26.13)

23 Jan

Well if I can get over this bug and if the impending snow doesn’t bury us, I’ll be on the air twice on Saturday, Jan. 26th. 

 

Broadway Bound  4:00 – 6:00 PM  –

Host Garrett Stack is taking a week off and asked if I would sit in for him.  Do I want to do a show when people are still awake? You bet! So join me for two hours of the best of Broadway, which in my mind means not one note by Andrew Lloyd Webber!

 

And stay up for Turntable For One  10:00 – 11:00 PM – 

HINT:

Broadway singers singing jazz, or jazz singers singing Broadway – which team do you think will win?  And could this challenge possibly signal a long-awaited re-birth of donkey basketball?

 

Tune in Saturday to find out!

 

Broadway Bound and Turntable For One  

Live Radio on WMNR Fine Arts Radio and wmnr.org

PLAYLIST FOR “I’M OUTTA HERE” (1.19.13)

23 Jan

Sorry I’m posting this late, but I have been wrestling with a bad bug for a week. Hoping to be victorious by Saturday.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • THE GYPSY IN MY SOUL  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Listen Here”
  • JOEY, JOEY, JOEY  /  Al Jarreau  /  “One Note Samba”
  • FAR AWAY PLACES  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • HOW TO PACK A SUITCASE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Till I Get It Right”
  • YOU’RE OUTTA HERE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “New York City Drag”
  • I’M GONNA MOVE TO THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Gary Crosby  /“Gary Crosby Belts The Blues”                                                                           
  • DOWNTOWN  /  Holly Cole  /  “Girl Talk”
  • THE AIRPLANE SONG  /  Dave Tull  /  “I Just Want To Get Paid”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Carmen McRae  /  “The Great American Songbook” 
  • ANY PLACE I HANG MY HAT  /  Dr. John  /  Johnny Mercer: The Dream’s On Me”           
  • GO BACK HOME  /  Nancy Stearns  /  “A Wish”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unrelased Master)

HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME (1.19.13)

16 Jan

HINT:

I’m not going to be doing a live show this week. I wonder if I can make a theme about that…

Tune in Saturday to find out. 

Turntable For One   Saturday Night   10:00 PM

Jazz Vocals & Live Radio (almost) on WMNR Fine Arts Radio and wmnr.org

PLAYLIST FOR “ANYONE CAN WHISTLE” (1.12.13)

12 Jan

I’m not sure what I was thinking, but I programmed an entire show with or about whistling. Something I’ve never been able to do in my life. Following that logic, next week maybe songs about souffles? Surgery? The long jump? Tune in and find out. 

 SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • I WHISTLE A HAPPY TUNE/WHISTLING AWAY THE DARK  /  Sue Matsuki  /  “A New Take”
  • I WHISTLE A HAPPY TUNE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Frank Sinatra Sings Rogers And Hammerstein”
  • ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW THEME  /  “50 Classic TV Themes”
  • LA MER  /  Veronneau  /  “Joy Of Living”
  • WHISTLE WHILE YOU WORK  /  Louis Armstrong  /  “Disney Songs The Satchmo Way”
  • GIVE A LITTLE WHISTLE  /  Julie London  /  “Nice Girls Don’t Stay For Breakfast”
  • SITTIN’ ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY  /  Otis Redding  /  “The Very Best of Otis Redding”
  • LULLABY DOLL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Harpo Marx  /  “The Best Of Harpo Marx”
  • THE WATERS OF MARCH  /  Antonio Carlos Jobim/Elis Regina  /  “Elis & Tom”
  • JARDIN D’HIVER  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  •  LITTLE JAZZ BIRD  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Let Yourself Go”
  • BLUESETTE  /  Toots Thielemans  /  “The Whistler And His Guitar”
  • SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY  /  Tony Bennett   /  “Here’s To The Ladies”                      
  • ANYONE CAN WHISTLE  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Sings Sondheim”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

 

HINT FOR SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME (1.12.13)

9 Jan

HINT:

Those who can…do; those who can’t…play an hour of music by those who can — but this time I’m not talking about singing!

 

Turntable For One   Saturday Night   10:00 PM

Jazz Vocals and Live Radio   WMNR Fine Arts Radio and wmnr.org