PLAYLIST FOR “POLITICALLY INCORRECT!” (3.21.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazz vocals

22 Mar

How to celebrate March as National Women’s Month? I had two choices. Choice A: Play a whole song by a male singer and then play a woman singing 77% of her song. Choice B: Demonstrate how far we’ve come by ironically playing a dozen politically incorrect songs which maybe still hit the mark musically, but certainly miss the point of the celebration by a mile. Of course, I pretended to chose B. In truth I don’t find any of these songs, except maybe the Godfrey song, to be politically incorrect, but period pieces and some favorite songs I’ve enjoyed for years. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title


  • WIVES AND LOVERS  /  Jack Jones  /  “Greatest Hits”
  • GIRL TALK  /  Giacomo Gates  /  “Fly Right”
  • I ENJOY BEING A GIRL  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Latin A la Lee”
  • TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice ‘N’ Easy”
  • MY MAN  /  Billie Holiday  /  “The Complete 1952-1957 Small Group Sessions”
  • YOU’RE NOBODY TILL SOMEBODY LOVES YOU  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “Here’s Sammy Davis Jr.”
  • TOO FAT POLKA  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Arthur Godfrey  /  “Too Fat Polka”
  • TEA FOR TWO  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summer Time”
  • I WANNA GET MARRIED  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Get Away From Me”
  • NINA NEVER KNEW  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “Our Love Is Here To Stay”
  • IT’S A MAN  /  Duchess  /  “Duchess”
  • SLEEPY TIME GAL  /  Tony Bennett  /  “A Time For Love”
  • WHAT THE USE OF WOND’RIN’  /  Daryl Sherman  /  “A Hundred Million Miracles”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Interlude”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

There is a new Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. I thought you’d rather hear that from me than from your therapist. Click the link below.

4 Responses to “PLAYLIST FOR “POLITICALLY INCORRECT!” (3.21.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazz vocals”

  1. willduchon March 22, 2015 at 9:42 PM #

    Bill, this was one of your very BEST programs! Bravo.

  2. Giacomo Gates March 23, 2015 at 8:39 PM #

    I can only speak for me and why I chose to sing Girl Talk.
    It’s all about intention. I happen to like women, and have much respect for them. When I sing a song, there is a “movie” playing in my head,,,,,and this particular song to me, conjures up the following…..At a social gathering, when women are speaking in a group, they seem to be animated, perhaps smiling or laughing and having a good time…opposed to men who are either talking about work or sports. If a man approaches, it seems as tho the conversation gets quiet or changes….perhaps they’d rather keep their conversation to themselves….their prerogative. The lyric is what Bobby Troupe took the liberty of guessing what was being discussed….of course in a 1950’s state of mind. I’m sure Mr. Troupe was fond of women too, as he wrote a song about wanting to know what they were talking about, but what ever it was, he explains, “But after Girl Talk, talk to me.” He was also married to the Julie London….who recorded the song, and had a big hit on it.
    Loosen up.
    Giacomo Gates

  3. Giacomo Gates March 23, 2015 at 10:12 PM #

    Also…..thanks for the spins……

    • H. William Stine March 23, 2015 at 10:54 PM #

      Hey, Giacomo – Thanks for writing. I’m sorry you haven’t heard the show before because you’d know that the “themes” each week are always meant to be satiric at best and tongue-in-cheek at the very least. They’re ironic umbrellas for me to play music that’s either new to me or dear to me. I’m especially sorry you didn’t hear last week’s show because you missed hearing me say that finding your CDs was definitely the discovery of the week for me. So thanks for all of your wonderful music and for all of your years teaching young people how to find their own voice and keep this music I love so much alive. — Bill

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