PLAYLIST FOR “BREAKING NEWS” (4.11.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzvocalists #prx

13 Apr

Every story on the cable news channels is presented as BREAKING NEWS! The hype and hyperbole were driving me crazy…until I remembered why they’re doing it – to keep the audience interested, tuned in, and awake. Hey, that’s exactly what I want, too. So I presented every song this week as a BREAKING NEWS story, everything from breaking news about Justin Bieber (“I Won’t Grow Up”) to a home invasion (“The Three Bears”) to a new statement from Edward Snowden to America (“You’d Be So Nice To Come Home to”) to the discovery of the Fountain Of Youth (“Young At Heart”). Maybe I didn’t get all the stories right, but isn’t that the hallmark of BREAKING NEWS: get it fast, not right?


 SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • IT’S TOO DARN HOT  /  Mel Torme  /  “Swings Shubert Alley”
  • LET’S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Ella & Louis”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”
  • I WON’T GROW UP  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “From The Vaults”
  • TRAFFIC AND WEATHER  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Language”
  • THREE BEARS  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Mark Winkler Sings Bobby Troup”
  • BROOKLYN BRIDGE  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Great City”
  • TAKE ME OUT OT THE BALL GAME  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  “Mamaloshen”
  • TAKE ME OUT OT THE BALL GAME  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Take Me Out To The Ball Game”
  • I APOLOGIZE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN  /  Rigmor Gustafsson & Jacky Terrasson  /  “Close To You”
  • WILD MAN ON THE LOOSE  /  Mose Allison  /  “Lessons In Living”
  • B LUE SKIES  /  Veronneau  /  “Joy Of Living”
  • BE CAREFUL IT’S MY HEART  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares for Me”
  • YOUNG AT HEART  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “It’s A Good Day”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Here’s some more Breaking News: There is a new Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public radio Exchange. Click the link below. Come on, you know you want to.

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