Archive | September, 2013

PLAYLIST FOR “HUNGER GAMES” (9.28.13)

30 Sep

With a theme like that, it must have been an hour of songs about futuristic, dystopian life-and-death competitions, right? Really? How many of those songs can you think of? Me, too. So it was an hour of songs about food, okay?

 

SONG TITLE  /  CD or Album Title  /  Artist

 

  • WHEN I TAKE MY SUGAR TO TEA  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ring-A-Ding Ding”
  • PEEL ME A GRAPE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “The Main Ingredient”
  • FEED ME  /  Jon Hendricks  /  “A Good Git-Together”
  • I WANT A MAN WHO COOKS  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • TEA FOR TWO  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • SWEET KENTUCKY HAM  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Classics”
  • LET’S EAT HOME  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Still On The Road”
  • FRIM FRAM SAUCE  /  Vocapella  /  “Black Coffee”
  • YOU’RE THE CREAM IN MY COFFEE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • I WANT A LITTLE SUGAR IN MY BOWL  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Sings The Blues”
  • CANDY  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • COFFEE TIME  /  MaryAnn Sullivan/  (Single)
  • HUNGRY MAN  /  Mark Winkler  /  West Coast Cool”
  • LEMON TWIST  /  Bobby Troup  /  “Jazz Masters”
  • SUNDAY MORNING WITH YOU  /  Heather Rigdon  /  (Single)”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

 

 

HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME (9.28.13)

25 Sep

HINT:

I’m very concerned about people’s eating habits, and I’m very concerned about people’s listening habits. Hey – maybe there’s a way for me to deal with both at the same time!

Turntable For One   Jazz Vocals and Live Radio 

Saturday Night   10:00 PM   WMNR Fine Arts Radio and streaming at wmnr.org

PLAYLIST FOR “ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT” (9.21.13)

21 Sep

An hour of people who make records — and have records, police records, that is.  I could have gone on for another hour, but, lucky you, you got time off for good behavior.  

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • WHAT A LITTLE MOONLIGHT CAN DO  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Billie’s Best”
  • WE THREE (MY ECHO, MY SHADOW, AND ME)  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • KEEPIN’ OUT OF MISCHIEF NOW  /  Dinah Washington  /  Dinah Sings Fats Waller”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “Only You”
  • FEVER  /  Ray Charles/Natalie Cole  /  “Genius Loves Company”
  • PLEASE BE KIND  /  Frank Sinatra/Count Basie  /  “Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First”
  • NIGHTS AT THE TURNTABLE  /  Gerry Mulligan/ Chet Baker  /  “The Best Of The Gerry Mulligan Quartet
  • SECRET LOVE  /  George Michael  /  “Songs From The Last Century”
  • GIRL FROM IPANEMA  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Amy Winehouse  /  “Lioness: Hidden Treasures”
  • JUST IN TIME  /  Anita O’Day & Cal Tjader  /  “Time For Two”
  • IT’S MAGIC  /  James Brown  /  “Soul On Top”
  • THERE’S A LULL IN MY LIFE  /  Ella Fitzgerald w/ Stan Getz  /  “Like Someone In Love”
  • AIN’T MISBEHAVIN ’  /  Willie Nelson  /  “American Classic”
  • TRAV’LIN’ LIGHT  /  Queen Latifah  /  “Trav’lin’ Light”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME (9.21.13)

18 Sep

HINT:

This week’s show will feature a line-up of the usual suspects who are guilty as charged when it comes to swing. But it will be a crime if you can’t guess what else they all have in common!

TURNTABLE FOR ONE   Jazz Vocals and Live Radio

Saturday Night   10:00 PM   WMNR Fine Arts Radio and streaming at wmnr.org

PLAYLIST FOR “FINDING MY RELIGION” (9.14.13)

15 Sep

This show was all about feeling the spirit. It was about the joy of accepting soul in your soul. Okay, it was mostly about songs that, either directly or indirectly, mentioned God, and often to ironic effect.  This still is my show after all. 

 

 SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SERMONETTE  /  Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross  /  “Twisted: The Best of Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross”
  • SING YOU SINNERS  /  Hetty Kate  /  “11:60 PM”
  • GOD BLESS THE CHILD  /  Lou Rawls  /  “Stormy Monday”
  • WHEN DID YOU LEAVE HEAVEN  /  Mishka Adams  /  “God Bless The Child”
  • HOUSE OF GOLD  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Albumr”
  • JOYFUL JOYFUL WE ADORE YOU  /  Lucy Smith  /  “Songs My Mama Would Like”
  • GOD WILL  /  Holly Cole  /  “Blame It On My Youth”
  • OL’ MAN RIVER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  The Beach Boys  /  “The Fabulous Mr. Fox”
  • GOD ONLY KNOWS  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “A Quiet Thing”
  • IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE   /  Tony Bennett  /  “When Lights Are Low”
  • IT AIN’T NECESSARILY SO  /  Diahann Carroll/Andre Previn Trio  /  “Porgy And Bess” 
  • ALL GOD’S CHILDREN HAVE RHYTHM/DO YOU WANT TO JUMP CHILDREN  /  Joe Williams  /  “At Newport ‘63”
  • NOBODY’S FAULT BUT MINE  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • LONESOME ROAD  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  “Unreleased Master”

HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME. (9.14.13)

11 Sep

HINT:

Think Turntable For One has been too irreverent? This week’s show may be the answer to all your prayers!

 

Turntable For One   Jazz Vocals and Live Radio 

Saturday Night   10:00 PM   WMNR Fine Arts Radio and wmnr.org

PLAYLIST FOR “BREAKING UP IS NOT SO HARD TO DO” (9.7.13)

8 Sep

Finding the perfect partner may be one of Life’s most difficult tasks. Dumping Mr. or Ms. Not-Quite-Right? Not so difficult. Need some tips? Here are about 63 ways to leave your lover. Don’t try to thank me. Just doing my job. 

Talk to you next week. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER  /  Katie King  /  “Harry’s Fight” 
  • JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Cocktails With Cole Porter”  
  • YOUNG AND NAIVE  /  Heather Rigdon  /  “Young And Naïve”   
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Once To Every Heart”   
  • YOU BETTER WATCH YOURSELF, BUB  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Sentimental Streak”   
  • CAN’T WE BE FRIENDS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Dirk Bogarde  /  “Lyrics For Lovers”    
  • I’M GOING TO RUIN YOUR DAY  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia” 
  • AIN’T NO USE  /  Joe Williams  /  Ballad & Blues Master”  
  • SO LONG YOU FOOL  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Make Someone Happy”
  • HOW TO PACK A SUITCASE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Till I Get It Right”
  • HARD TO FIND  /  Eugenie Jones   /  “Black Lace Blue Tears” 
  • HOW INSENSITIVE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra/Jobim  The Complete Reprise Recordings”
  • MEET ME AT NO SPECIAL PLACE  /  Maude Hixson  /  “Love’s Refrain”
  • DON’T SMOKE IN BED  /  Holly Cole  /  “Don’t Smoke In Bed”  
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (THeme Music)  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)