Archive | June, 2013

PLAYLIST FOR THE SEASON FINALE – PARTING WORDS (6.29.13)

29 Jun

So we have to say goodbye for the summer…

Maybe the show is going on summer vacation, but watch this spot for CD reviews, news about the new, up-coming season, and a lemon merengue recipe that nearly cost me my life.  But if I come up with two out of three, that will suffice, right?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • YOU’RE OUT OF HERE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “New York City Drag”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Ray Charles/Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter
  • OH YES, TAKE ANOTHER GUESS  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Sentimental Streak”
  • I’LL GUESS I’LL GO BACK HOME  /  Nat King Cole/George Shearing  /  Nat Cole Sings, George Shearing Plays”
  • WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN  /  Cyrille Aimee  /“Smile”
  • GROWING UP IS LEARNING TO SAY GOODBYE  /  Maude Hixson  /  “Don’t Let A Good Thing Get Away”
  • I JUST WANT ALL OF MY STUFF  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Dot-Dot-Dot”
  • JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “The Pursuit”
  • UNTIL IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO GO  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bette Davis  /  “Miss Bette Davis”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Sally Mayes  /  “Our Private World”
  • DON’T WORRY ‘BOUT ME  /  Frank Sinatra/Count Basie  /  “Sinatra: Las Vegas”
  • NOT QUITE  /  Heather Rigdon  /  “Young And Naive”
  • GOODBYE FOR NOW  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “Calling You”
  • SIGNING OFF  /  Helen Merrill  /  “You’ve Got A Date With The Blues”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME (6.29.13)

26 Jun

HINT:

It’s the final show of the season. Any guesses?

 

Turntable For One   Saturday Night   10:00 PM

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

PLAYLIST FOR “SUMMER LISTENING ASSIGNMENTS” (6.22.13)

22 Jun

A few familiar singers and a number of promising new ones, all for your Summer listening consideration, and in case you weren’t taking notes…well, see below.  

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • GET OUT OF TOWN  /  Diane Marino  /  “Loads Of Love”
  • YOU BETTER KNOW IT  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old, New, Borrowed, & The Blues”
  • BABY DREAM YOUR DREAM  /  Marlene VerPlanck  /  “Ballads…Mostly”
  • SUMMERTIME  /  Bela Karoli  /  “Furnished Rooms”
  • MAYBE  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Something Like Love”
  • PAT’S WALTZ  /  Django Fesitival Allstars  /  “Live At Birdland”
  • MY MOTHER WOULD LIKE YOU  /  Heather Rigdon  /  “Young And Naïve”
  • STRANGER IN PARADISE  /  (Mystery Vocalist(  /  Sammy Davis  /  “All-Star Spectacular”
  • THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU  /  Tony Bennett/Dave Brubeck  /  “Bennett & Brubeck: The White House Sessions”
  • BROOKLYN BRIDGE  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Great City”
  • A LA POURSUITE DES MAREES  /  Laila Biali  /  “Live In Concert”
  • CALIFORNIA SHOESHINE BOYS  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • A MAN WHO CAN COOK  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • RICH INTERIOR LIFE  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Don’t Cry For No Hipster”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Theme Music) 

HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME (6.22.13)

19 Jun

HINT:

Only two shows left this season. How will I spend the penultimate hour of Turntable For One? Doing card tricks? Demonstrating how to knit a two-stitch twist cable? Handing out summer listening assignments? All of the above? A fourth thing that is a surprise? 

Now that I’ve got you at the edge of your seat, be careful not to fall off and hit your head because then you’d miss the show on Saturday night.

Turntable For One   Saturday Night    10:00 PM

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

PLAYLIST FOR “A TRIBUTE TO THE N.S.A.” (6.15.13)

15 Jun

I hacked the NSA’s iPod tonight and played some of their favorite songs, songs that also remind me too distinctly of them.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title 

 

 

  • I’M SHADOWING YOU  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie 1975”
  • I’VE GOT MY EYES ON YOU  /  Fred Astaire  /  “The Astaire Story”
  • I’VE GOT MY EYE ON YOU  /  Melora Hardin  /  “Purr”
  • THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES  /  Irene Kral  /  “Second Chance”
  • TELL ME ALL ABOUT YOURSELF  /  Nat Cole  /  “Nat King Cole: The Premium Collection”
  • MEET ME AT NO SPECIAL PLACE  /  Maude Hixson  /  “Love’s Refrain”
  • I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU  /  Frank Sinatra/Count Basie  /  “The Sinatra Collection”
  • ME AND MY SHADOW  /  Julie London  /  “Easy Does It”
  • DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET  /  The Beatles  /  “Please Please Me”
  • SECRET LOVE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Dame Edna  /  “Color Me Edna”
  • EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE  /  The Police  /  “Synchronicity”
  • I DON’T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT YOU  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • YOU’LL NEVER GET AWAY FROM ME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Mr. Broadway”
  • YOU’RE GONNA SEE A LOT OF ME  /  Lisa Ekdahl  /  “When Did You Leave Heaven”
  • YOU CAN’T PULL THE WOOL OVER MY EYES  /  Jeff Healy  /  “Last Call”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)
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HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME (6.15.13)

12 Jun

HINT:

I just found out I have an audience that listens to all my shows, in fact, they listen to every word I ever say, and, sadly I’ve been ignoring them — but not this week! To make up for it, I’m dedicating the entire show to them Saturday night!

 

PROGRAM NOTE:

This Friday night I’ve been invited back to The Night Cafe — believe me, no one is more surprised than I am. However, the host, Will Duchon is taking the night off. (I don’t know about you, but I don’t believe in coincidences.) So I’ll be sitting in for Will on a special, “60s Night At The Night Cafe.” Songs of the 60s, but not the way you remember them. Friday night, 10:00 PM!

 

Turntable For One Saturday Night 10:00 PM

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

PLAYLIST FOR “A TRIBUTE TO STRESS SCALE OF LIFE EVENTS” (6.8.13)

9 Jun

Did you know there is a scientifically codified and approved list of the 43 most stressful life events? Only 43? What about watching Dancing With The Stars – even by accident! What about being served eggplant. That’s not a stressful life event? You gotta be kidding! It’s not an egg, I’m not certain it’s even a plant? Why didn’t anyone consult with me? They can’t handle the truth!!

(RANKING ON STRESS LIST)  /  SONG TITLE  / Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • #28  (CHANGE IN LIVING CONDITIONS)  /  RIVER STAY AWAY FROM MY DOOR  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Singles”
  • #7  (MARRIAGE)  /  CLOUDBURST/NOT GETTING MARRIED  /  Jessica Molasky/John Pizzarelli  /  “Make Believe”
  • #9  (MARITAL RECONCILIATION)  /  MAY I PLEASE COME IN  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  ”My Romance”
  • #40  (CHANGE IN EATING HABITS)  /  FRIM FRAM SAUCE  /  Vocapella  /  “Black Coffee”
  • #2  (DIVORCE)  /  WHERE DO YOU START?  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • #10  (RETIREMENT)  /  CERTIFIED SENIOR CITIZEN  /  Nancy Stearns  /  “A Wish”
  • #26 (SPOUSE STARTS OR STOPS WORK)  /  YOU CAN COUNT ON ME TO DO MY PART  /  Mose Allison  /  “In Your Ear”
  • #19 (CHANGE IN FREQUENCY OF ARGUMENTS)  /  EV’RYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU  /  Holly Cole Trio  /  “Don’t Smoke In Bed”
  • #36 (CHANGE IN SOCIAL ACTIVITIES)  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’  /  George Burns  /  “George Burns Sings”
  • #16 (CHANGE IN SLEEPING HABITS)  /  INSOMNIA  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • #6 (PERSONAL INJURY)  /  FEET DO YOUR STUFF  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • #25  (OUTSTANDING PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT)  /  OLD WORLD CHARM  /  Maud Hixson  /  “Don’t Let A Good Thing Get Away”
  • #1  (DEATH OF A SPOUSE)  /  LIVING WITHOUT YOU  /  Luciana Souza  /  “The New Bossa Nova”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)
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