Archive | February, 2016

PLAYLIST FOR “TWO SHOWS FROM THE ARCHIVE” (2.27.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

27 Feb

I played two shows from the archive while I took a Saturday off to gather my thoughts. I should have brought a leaf rake. First up was “All Talk Radio!” a show from last fall after an exciting two weeks at Pundit Training Camp where I learned the valuable lessons all pundits and news commentators know, such as: it’s not what you have to say, but how long it takes you to say it. Oh, I could have talked on and on and on and on about this, but I filled up most of the hour with some great songs about talking. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HAPPY TALK  /  Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley/  “Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley”
  • TALK TO ME, TALK TO ME  /   Freddie Cole  /  “Talk To Me”
  • TALK TO ME BABY  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Quintessential Cleo”
  • YOUR MIND IS ON VACATION  /  Mose Allison  /  “Lounge Live From The Mountain Stage”
  • GIRL TALK  /  Holly Cole  /  “Girl Talk”
  • TALK TO ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Complete Capitol Singles”
  • TOO HOT FOR WORDS  /  Lily Frost  /  “Too Hot For Words”
  • THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bernie Sanders
  • SHOW ME  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Daydream”
  • CAN WE TALK  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Don’t Cry For No Hipster”
  • EVERYBODY’S TALKIN’ AT ME  /  Donna Lewis  /  “Brand New Day”
  • I DON’T WANT TO HEAR IT ANYMORE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “The Way I Am”
  • WORDS  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Japan”

 

The second show, “The Complaint Department,” first aired 3 years ago. The only complaint I want to hear after the show is from your neighbors because you were playing the music too loud.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • BUT NOT FOR ME  /  Gladys Knight  /  “Before Me”
  • HOW COULD YOU DO A THING LIKE THAT  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • RAIN JUST RAIN  /  Rigmor Gustafsson Quintet  /  “In The Light Of Day”
  • I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • KISSING BUG  /  Hetty Kate  /  “Kissing Bug”
  • YOU’RE TALKING TOO LOUD  /  Dave Tull  /  “I Just Want To Get Paid”
  • TELEPHONE SONG  /  Stan Getz & Astrud  Gilberto  /  “The Girl From Ipanema”
  • WHININ’ BOY BLUES  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Hugh Laurie  /  “Let Them Talk”
  • WHY DON’T YOU DO RIGHT  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • CAUGHT YOU SPREADING YOUR LOVE AROUND  /  Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet  /  “Hustlin’ For A Gig”
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Hello Love”
  • SINCE I FELL FOR YOU  /  Mark Murphy & The Metropole Orch.  /  “The Dream”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  / Cody Owen Stine 

I’ll be back live next Saturday, but if you want to listen to more “canned music” (in tribute to the late Dan Hicks), try a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. Click the link below: 

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HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME (2.27.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

26 Feb

HINT?

Nope. No hint necessary this week. I’ll be playing two shows from the Turntable for One archives. Tune in for The Best of Turntable For One! I’ll be back live on March 5th.

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO DEMENTIA” (2.20.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

21 Feb

I wanted to say something thoughtful and heartfelt about dementia…I wonder what it was. Maybe it’ll come to me before you finish reading this playlist of the unforgettable songs and singers I played this week. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • WHERE ARE MY KEYS?  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Language”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  George Michael  /  “Symphonica”
  • EVERYBODY’S TALKIN’ AT ME  /  Donna Lewis  /  “Brand New Day”
  • GOIN’ OUT OF MY HEAD  /  Les McCann  /  “How’s Your Mother”
  • LOSING MY MIND  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Sings Sondheim”
  • WHEN I’M 64  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “John Pizzarelli Meets The Beatles”
  • FORGETFUL  /  Susie Arioli  /  “All The Way”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Professional Dreamer”
  • BIRTHDAY SONG (GENERIC)  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “Moonshadow Dance”
  • HOW ABOUT YOU  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Love Swings”
  • WAITER, THE CHECK  /  Nicki Leighton-Thomas  /  “Forbidden Games”
  • PURE IMAGINATION  /  Sue Raney  /  “Ridin’ High”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Peter Sellers  /  “A Celebration Of Peter Sellers”
  • YESTERDAYS  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “A Fine Romance”
  • MY ECHO MY SHADOW AND ME  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • TALKING TO MYSELF  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Remembering You”
  • SHOW ME THE WAY TO GET OUT OF THIS WORLD  /  Mary Foster Conklin  /  “Blues For Breakfast”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • 11:60 PM  /  Hetty Kate & The Irwell Street String Band  /  =“11:60 PM”
  • MEMORIES OF YOU  /  Modern Jazz Quartet  /  “MJQ & Friends: A Celebration”
  • TRY TO REMEMBER  /  Morgana King  /  “A Taste Of Honey”
  • REMEMBER  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The Very Best Of The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • I REMEMBER SKY/  Dianne Reeves/  “I Remember”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  Lissy Walker  /  “Life Is Sweet”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

How do you keep the music playing? Well, you could listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. Don’t believe me? Just click the link below:

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

HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME (2.20.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsinger

18 Feb

HINT:

This week I’m offering a musical tribute to…wait a minute – what’s the word? I knew it a minute ago. Hold on; it’ll come to me…eventually…maybe. Ok, I almost got it – uh, am I trying to think of something? I wonder what. Hope I remember by Saturday night. It’s not Saturday night yet is it?

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Saturday Nights   9:00-11:00 PM (E.S.T.)  (GMT-5)

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PLAYLIST FOR “HEARTFELT, HEARTLESS, & HEARTBROKEN: SONGS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY (2.13.16) #jazzradio

14 Feb

In last Wednesday’s hint, I asked what was the only thing I haven’t been called during the 5 1/2 year run of Turntable For One. Thanks for all of the suggestions (most of which were unprintable). Of course, calling me these things immediately disqualifies your answer from the quiz. The answer I was thinking of was “all heart.” And as you peruse the playlist, I think you’ll see that I’ve rectified that situation. Have you ever seen a radio program with more heart?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THIS HEART OF MINE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “The Best Of Love Songs” 
  • THE CURSE OF AN ACHING HEART  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Swing Along With Me”  
  • ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART  /  Diane Marino  /  “Just Groovin’” (M&M Records)
  • IF I ONLY HAD A HEART  /  Michael Winkle  /  “The Only Dream”  
  • WORRISOME HEART  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Worrisome Heart” 
  • I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • BE CAREFUL IT’S MY HEART  /  Holly Cole  /  “Holly Cole” 
  • SHAPE OF MY HEART  /  Sting  /  “Ten Summoner’s Tales”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Chris Botti  /  “A Thousand Kisses Deep”
  • NOBODY’S HEART  /  Lillie Kae  /  The Very Thought Of You”  
  • CANDY  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • I’M GONNA LOCK MY HEART  /  Nicole Henry  /  “The Very Thought Of You”
  • THEN I’LL BE TIRED OF YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tim McCarver  /  “Tim McCarver Sings Selections From The Great American Songbook   
  • WITH A SONG IN MY HEART  /  Phoebe Snow  /  “Live” 
  • I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • ONLY TRUST YOUR HEART  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Tenderly” 
  • LOVE WON’T LET YOU GET AWAY  /  Seth MacFarlane & Sara Bareilles  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • IT’S CRAZY  /  Lyn Stanley  /  “Interludes”  
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”   
  • SO I LOVE YOU  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love” 
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Bill Evans  /  The Last Waltz”
  • I LOVE THE WAY YOU’RE BREAKING MY HEART  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • YOU WON’T BE SATISFIED  /  Svetlana & The Delancy Five  /  “Night At The Speakeasy”
  • BETWEEN ME AND MY HEART  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Just Passing Through”   
  • YOUNG AT HEART  /  Joe Williams  /  “Heart & Soul of Joe Williams & George Shearing”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live In Japan”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Is your heart still yearning for more Turntable For One? Try a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Pubic Radio Exchange. (Now that I’m finally over this cold, I’ll be putting up new shows very soon.) Click the link below: 

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HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME (2.13.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers #valentine’sday

10 Feb

HINT:

In the five-and-one-half years of Turntable For One there’s one thing no one has ever called me – not in emails, not in letters, not in tweets, not on the phone, not even in subpoenas. Well, I’m going to  fix that this week and just in time to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

 

Turntable For One   Jazz Vocals and Live Radio

Saturday Nights   9:00-11:00 PM  (E.S.T.)  (GMT-5)

WMNR Fine Arts Radio and streaming on wmnr.org

While you’re trying to figure out the hint, you could be listening to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. 

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PLAYLIST FOR “SALUTE TO THE GRAMMYS” (2.6.16) #jazz #jazzsingers #jazzradio #grammys

7 Feb

I gave my salute to the Grammys this week with almost every song and CD either a Grammy nominee or a past Grammy winner…of course I couldn’t resist throwing in a few categories I think the Grammys have overlooked. I also nominated the cover below for album cover of the year and told the audience I’d be posting it. Beautiful CD and beautiful cover. Feel free to discuss.  

 

Maria Schnieder

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title  

  • DEARLY BELOVED  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap  /  “The Silver Lining”
  • 52ND & BROADWAY  /  Pat Williams & Patti Austin  /  “Home Suite Home”
  • NIGHT AND DAY  /  Erroll Garner  /  “The Complete Concert By The Sea”  
  • SUMMERTIME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “I Remember Miles”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • WALKING BY FLASHLIGHT  /  Maria Schneider Orch.  /  “The Thompson Fields”
  • SOMETIMES I’M HAPPY  /  Joe Williams  /  “Every Night”   
  • HAPPY TALK  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Many A New Day”  
  • I WANNA BE LOVED BY YOU  / (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Barry Manilow & Marilyn Monroe  /  “My Dream Duets”
  • THEY SAY IT’S WONDERFUL  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Dedicated To You”
  • SEND IN THE CLOWNS  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine Live At Carnegie Hall”   
  • KEEP IT TO YOURSELF  /  Amy Rigby  /  “18 Again: An Anthology”   
  • COME DANCE WITH ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Dance With Me”     (Capitol)
  •  NOT LIKE THIS  /  Denise Donatelli  /  “Find A Heart”
  • FINISHING THE HAT  /  Josh Groban  /  “Stages”   
  • AVALON TOWN  /  Ryan Truesdale & The Gil Evans Project  /  “Lines Of Color”
  • SLOW TALKERS OF AMERICA  /  Bob & Ray  /  “Bob & Ray: The Two And Only” 
  • SWING BROTHER SWING  /  Lily Frost  /  “Too Hot For Words” 
  • WHY TRY TO CHANGE ME NOW  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Shadows In The Night”
  • WIVES AND LOVERS  /  Cecil McLorin Salvant  /  “For One To Love” 
  • I MEAN YOU  /  Joey Alexander  /  “My Favorite Things”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  Betty Carter & Carmen McRae  /  “The Carmen McRae/Betty Carter Duets”
  • NO ONE EVER TELLS YOU  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  No One Ever Tells You”
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live In Japan”      
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Don’t forget: Turntable For One is always there for you 24/7 – unless you need bail money. But while you’re in lockup, listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. 

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