Archive | October, 2013

HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME (11.2.13)

30 Oct

HINT:

There are happy endings and sad endings, triumphant endings and tragic endings, simple and convoluted endings. Okay, but what about my favorite kind of ending? Want to hear about a dozen of those songs? I do!

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO INANIMATE OBJECTS” (10.26.13)

26 Oct

Tired of songs about people who live and breathe and have problems? Me, too. How about an hour of songs about things that don’t live and breathe, though they frequently create problems for us.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title 

 

  • THE WATERS OF MARCH  /  Holly Cole  /  “Holly Cole” 
  • BAUBLES, BANGLES, AND BEADS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Dance With Me”
  • TELEPHONE SONG  /  Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz  /  “The Girl From Ipanema”
  • MY SHIP  /  Johnny Hartman   /  “The Johnny Hartman Collection”
  • LITTLE BOAT  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “The Beat Goes On”
  • BROOKLYN BRIDGE  /  Johnny Rodgers  /  “Jule Styne In Hollywood”
  • WHO BOUGHT THE CAR?  /  Clare Teal  /  “Orsino’s Songs”
  • MY ROCKIN’ CHAIR  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Regis Philbin  /  “It’s Time For Regis”
  • SURREY WITH THE FINGE ON TOP  /  Stacey Kent  /  “The Lyric”
  • LOLLIPOPS AND ROSES   /  Jack Jones  /  “Love Ballad”
  • COFFEE TIME  /  Carmen McRae & Andre Previn  /  “Jazz On Film”
  • COFFEE IN A CARDBOARD CUP  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  “Mandy Patinkin”
  • YOU FORGOT YOUR GLOVES  /  Carole Simpson  /  “All About Carole”
  • PAJAMAS  /  Livingston Taylor  /  “Unsolicited Material”
  • A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Sarah Vaughan & The Jimmy Rowles Quartet”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (THEME MUSIC)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)           

 

HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME (10.26.13)

24 Oct

HINT:

Boy meets girl — Haven’t we met?, says he. Be careful it’s my heart, says she. Then boy loses girl and suddenly in the wee small hours in my solitude it’s quarter to three, there’s no one in the  place except you and me, and can’t I have a second chance, and on and on and on… Doesn’t anyone write songs about anything else? Tune in Saturday night and find out!

 

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PLAYLIST FOR “BEST DAY EVER” (10.19.13)

19 Oct

In case you’re having some trouble remembering why these might also be “the best of times,” how about a few songs to remind us? Not to worry.  Cynicism will make its return soon — how about next Saturday night at 10:00. Talk to you then. 

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

 

 

 

 

  • BLUE SKIES  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • ISN’T THIS A LOVELY DAY  /  Fred Astaire  /  “The Irving Berlin Songbook”           
  • THE TROLLEY SONG  /  Stacey Kent  /  “The Boy Next Door”
  • GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE  /  Nicole Henry  /  “The Very Thought Of You”           
  • THAT SUNDAY THAT SUMMER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Wilford Brimley  /  “Wilford Brimley & Jeff Hamilton Trio”
  • ONCE UPON A SUMMER TIME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summer Time”
  • LUCKY TO BE ME  /  Tony Bennett/Bill Evans  /  “Together Again”
  • FEELING GOOD  /  Nina Simone  /  “I Put A Spell On You”
  • THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG  /  Mark Winkler & Cheryl Bentyne  /  “West Coast Cool”
  • A GOOD DAY  /  Eugenie Jones  /  “Black Lace Blue Tears”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

 

 

 

HINT FOR THE SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME (10.19.13)

16 Oct

HINT:

January 3, 1970 – definitely!

July 12, 1981 – unquestionably.  

January 25, 1987 – that’s another!

Those are a few of mine. You probably have your own. I’ll be playing about a dozen songs about them.

 

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PLAYLIST FOR “ASKING FOR TROUBLE” (10.12.13)

14 Oct

Trouble. Oh, we got trouble. Right here in River City. With a capital T. That rhymes with P and that stands for PLAYLIST!

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

 

 

  • LET’S MISBEHAVE  /  Catherine King/ Pat Powell  /  “King Powell”
  • DO IT AGAIN  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR IT FROM ME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Sings Ellington Hot and Cool”
  • I WANT TO BE SEDUCED  /  Adina Even-Zohar  /  “For The First Time”
  • I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Cormac Kenevy  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • THE LIES OF HANDSOME MEN  /  Christy Baron  /  “Take This Journey”
  • DEVIL MAY CARE  /  Tom Wopat  /  “I’ve Got Your Number”
  • DEVIL ON MY CELL PHONE  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • MAKIN’ WHOOPEE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Rod Stewart & Elton John  /  “Thanks For The Memory”
  • IT’S ALL RIGHT WITH ME  /  Swingle Singers  /  “Live In New York”
  • I’LL PAY THE CHECK  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers and Losers”
  • I GOT IT BAD  /  Jimmy Witherspoon  /  “Blues For Easy Livers”
  • LOVE FOR SALE  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “I Remember”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

 

 

HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME (10.12.13)

9 Oct

Let’s try this again on Saturday, and this time, without the headcold.  

HINT: 

Ask me once and you must be asking for an answer. Ask me twice and you must be asking for clarification. Ask me three times and you must be asking for ____________.

 

Find out the (musical) answer this Saturday night at 10:00 PM!

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