Archive | June, 2015

PLAYLIST FOR “SUMMER LISTENING ASSIGNMENTS 2015” (6.27.15) #jazz #jazzradio #doasisay

28 Jun

Even though I’ll be on a 7-week hiatus (while WMNR broadcasts live concerts from Tanglewood by the Boston Symphony Orchestra), I couldn’t go without leaving you my recommendations for great new music and great old music so that your can work on your ears while you work on your tan this summer. So, whether you’re lying on the beach, lying in bed, or lying on the campaign trail, here are a few parting suggestions for your summer listening pleasure.

I’ll be back in the Fall, but drop by here frequently because I’ll be talking about music I’m listening to while I’m on my vacation. I’d also love to hear what music you’re listening to, so leave a comment.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN  /  Michael Valeanu w/ Cyrille Aimee  /  “Hard To Cook”
  • DON’T BLAME ME  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Sings Mostly Dorothy Fields & Cy Coleman”
  • WALKING BY FLASHLIGHT  /  Maria Schneider Orchestra  /  “The Thompson Fields”
  • IF I HAD A QUARTER  /  Billy Brandt  /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Cassia DeMayo  /  “Heart, We Will Forget Him”
  • SIMON SMITH & HIS AMAZING DANCING BEAR  /  Mark Jennett   /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • GOT OVER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Harry Belafonte/Robert Glasper  /  “Covered”
  • MY CLOCK IS TICKIN’  /  Heather Simmons  /  “I’m Old Fashioned”
  • HEY YOU WITH THE CRAZY EYES  /  Loston Harris  /  “Swingfully Yours”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • CLIMATE CHANGE  /  Burak Kaya  /  “Climate Change”                                          
  • AND SO TO BED  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “John Pizzarelli Salutes Johnny Mercer”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Just because I’m not doing live shows, doesn’t mean you have to suffer through summer without Turntable For One. Through the magic of the internet, you can listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, anywhere, anytime your want. Time is not the boss of you! Click the link below:

http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one

HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME (6.27.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

24 Jun

HINT:

This week is the season finale of Turntable For One, so how much of a hint do you need? You’ll want to be there because I’ll be handing out summer listening assignments and I’ll also let you know what I’ll be doing during my 7-week summer hiatus. 

Turntable For One   Jazz Vocals & Live Radio

Saturday Nights   10:00 PM (E.S.T)

WMNR Fine Arts Radio and streaming on wmnr.org

By the way: A brand new Turntable For One podcast has just gone up on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. Go now and avoid the rush. Click the link below to listen. 

http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one

PLAYLIST FOR “FATHERS SINGING FOR FATHER’S DAY” (6.20.15) #jazz #jazzvocals #jazzradio

20 Jun

Almost no one but singing fathers this week, including a few rounds of Guess The Mystery Father. It took all of 30 seconds before I heard from Charlie Sheen’s legal team – but I meant singing fathers!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  Song Title

 

  • WAIT TILL YOU SEE HER  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • DAY BY DAY  /  (Mystery Father)  /  Mitch Winehouse  /  “Rush To The Heart”
  • UNFORGETTABLE  /  Nat Cole & Natalie Cole  /  “Unforgettable”
  • HOW INSENSITIVE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings”
  • BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU?  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Oscar Brown Jr. Goes To Washington”
  • GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Meet The Robinsons”
  • ALL OF YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Antonia Bennett  /  “Embrace Me”
  • HAVE YOU MET MISS JONES?  /  (Mystery Father)  Tony Bennett & Stan Getz  /  “Jazz”
  • TAKE A LETTER MISS JONES  /  Mel Torme  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • YOU AND THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  “Live At The Renaissance”
  • I FEEL SO SMOOCHIE  /  Kurt Elling  /  “This Time It’s Love”
  • EVENIN’  /  (Mystery Father)  /  Hugh Laurie  /  “Didn’t It Rain”
  • ROXANNE  /  Sting  /  “Symphonicities”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Joe Sample & Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

For extra credit, be sure to listen to a Turntable For One  podcast on PRX, the Public Radio exchange. Click the link below:

http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one

HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME (6.20.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzvocals

17 Jun

HINT:  

For Mother’s Day, I only played singers who were also mothers. Guess what I’m going to do for Father’s Day. Can’t wait for Groundhog Day, too. 

 

Turntable For One  Jazz Vocals & Live Radio

Saturday Nights   10:00 PM  (E.S.T)

WMNR Fine Arts Radio and streaming live on wmnr.org

 

This Father’s Day give Dad the gift that keeps on giving, the gift that says you care but you didn’t want to spend any money on him. Listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange. Click the link below. 

http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one

PLAYLIST FOR “THE GREATEST OCD HITS OF ALL TIME” (6.13.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

13 Jun

Yes, here they are all in one place and one neatly arranged package: the Greatest OCD Hits of…uh-oh – I’ve made a mistake. I don’t know if I should have put them in numerical, alphabetical, or chronological order. What do I do? Start all over? I will as soon as I wash my hands a few times, though maybe by then you’ll have washed your hands of this whole thing? Wait. Come back!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • DAY IN DAY OUT  /  Roberta Gambarini  /  “So In Love”
  • ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL  /  Jack Jones  /  “Love Ballad”
  • NIGHT AND DAY  /  Rebecca Jenkins and her Trio  /  “Live At The Cellar”
  • SAY IT  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirting With Twilight”
  • 11:60 PM  /  Hetty Kate & The Irwell Street String Band  /  “11:60 PM”
  • ARE YOU THERE WITH ANOTHER BOY  /  Mark Jennett  /  ”Everybody Says Don’t”
  • DRINKING AGAIN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Aretha Franklin  /  “Unforgettable”
  • I CONCENTRATE ON YOU  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • YOU’RE GONNA SEE A LOT OF ME  /  Lisa Ekdahl  /  “When Did You Leave Heaven”
  • TIME AFTER TIME AFTER TIME  /  Jack Clement  /  (Single)
  • TIME AFTER TIME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Perfectly Frank”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Hey, you want something to obsess about? Try a Turntable For One podcast or two or three or five on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange.  Click the link below:

http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one

HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S SHOW (6.13.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

10 Jun

HINT:

Sure, let all those other radio and television shows try to sell you the Greatest Hits of the the 50s or the 60s or the Best of The Big Band Era or the hit of Engelbert Humperdinck (available on cassette only). Yawn. Are you ready for something different? Something unheard of and maybe even uncalled for? This week Turntable For One and only Turntable For One will be playing an exclusive Greatest Hits package, one you’ll want to hear over and over and over and over and over again.  

Turntable For One   Jazz Vocals and Live Radio

Saturday Nights   10:00 PM  (E.S.T.)

WMNR Fine Arts Radio and streaming live on wmnr.org

 

You don’t have to wait until Saturday to enjoy Turntable For One. Listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. Go ahead. Do it now when nobody’s watching. Click the link below. 

http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one

PLAYLIST FOR “THE CHINESE FORTUNE COOKIE GAME” (6.6.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzvocals #inbed

7 Jun

You’ve all played the game, saying  “in bed” after reading your fortune cookie. Well,  if saying “in bed” turns an ordinary fortune cookie fortune into instant hilarity, think what it will do at the end of song titles? I’ve thought of it. You might want to try it with book titles. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • ANYTHING GOES  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • THE JERSEY BOUNCE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “All The Cats Join In”
  • I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE  /  Pete McGuinness  /  “Voice Like A Horn”
  • ALL OF ME  /  Eugenie Jones  /  “Come Out Swingin’”
  • I COULD WRITE A BOOK  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • BITTER WITH THE SWEET  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • I WANT TO BE HAPPY  /  Julian Yeo  /  “You And The Night”
  • ANYONE CAN WHISTLE  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Sings Sondheim”
  • I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Cleavon Little  /  “Blazing Saddles”
  • I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra & Swingin’ Brass”
  • DO IT THE HARD WAY  /  Amanda Carr  /  “Tender Trap”
  • I’M ADDICTED TO YOU  /  The Swinging Belles  /  “I’m Old Fashioned”
  • YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG  /  Curtis Stigers & Cyrille Aimee  /  “Hooray For Love”
  • YOU CAN’T LOVE ‘EM ALL  /  Loston Harris  /  “Swingfully Yours”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

You should also listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio exchange – in bed! Click the link below:

http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one