Archive | March, 2016

HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME (4.2.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

31 Mar

HINT:

What do Juliet, Goldilocks, Ebenezer Scrooge, and me watching “Dancing With The Stars” have in common?

Find out this Saturday night!

Turntable For One   Jazz Vocals & Live Radio

Saturday Nights   9:00-11:00 PM  (E.D.T.)  (GMT-4)

WMNR Fine Arts Radio and streaming on wmnr.org

Need a warm-up? Try a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange! Click the link below:

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PLAYLIST FOR “MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO LOW SELF-ESTEEM” & “MUSICAL MASH-UPS” (3.26.16)

26 Mar

I pulled a couple shows from the archives for everyone’s listening pleasure this week. I’ll be back live next Saturday night!

A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO LOW SELF-ESTEEM

I tried to play the best songs I could think of for this theme, but I probably left out all the really good ones. Crap. I knew I was going to screw it up. Why did I think I could do this right? What was I thinking?

Uh-Oh. Maybe I’ve been thinking about Low Self-Esteem a little too long this week.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  Album Or CD Title

  • IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Carmen McRae  /  “The Fabulous Carmen McRae”
  • PRIVATE GUY  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Don’t Cry For No Hipster”
  • I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT YOU’RE IN LOVE WITH ME  /  Morgana King  /  “This Is Always”
  • IT AMAZES ME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Bennett At Carnegie Hall”
  • WAITER, OH WAITER  /  Stacey Kent  /  “The Changing Light”
  • NOBODY ELSE BUT ME  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “Point Of Departure”
  • BUT NOT FOR ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Joey DeFrancesco with Joe Doggs  /  “Falling In Love Again”
  • I WON’T DANCE  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra-Basie”
  • DANG ME  /  Kellye Gray  /  “And, They Call Us Cowboys”
  • NEVER LET ME GO  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Quintessential Cleo”

MUSICAL MASH-UPS

Can I do two things at once? Rub my head and pat my stomach? It’s more fun if someone does that for me. Walk and chew gum? Ok, so I had to give up chewing gum. Sing two songs at once? Maybe I can’t do that, but these guys can and did this week on Turntable For One.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THREE LITTLE WORDS/SIR DUKE  /  Bria Skonberg  /“Into Your Own”
  • EAST ST. LOUIS TOODLE-OO/DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE  /  John  Pizzarelli  / “Rockin’ In Rhythm: A Duke Ellington Tribute
  • ANYTHING GOES  /  Keri Johnsrud  /  “All Blue”
  • HOUSE OF GRACE  /  Billy Brandt  /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor”
  • ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE/I’M GLAD THERE IS YOU  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “My Foolish Heart”
  • BEFORE HE CHEATS  /  Ana Gasteyer  /  “I’m Hip”
  • ANYONE CAN WHISTLE  /  Tania Grubbs  /  “Lost In The Stars”
  • GEE, MINE OR MOZART’S  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Japan”
  • GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN  /  Postmodern Jukebox  /  “Historical Misappropriation”
  • MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT  /  Ahmad Jamal  /  “Cross Country Tour: 1958-1961”
  • TIME AND LOVE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Most of the time I just play one song at a time. Wanna hear? Check out a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. 

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

Want to see what I do (and other WMNR broadcasters do) while the music is playing? Check out this new video!

https://youtu.be/ujQ4bRHbDzM

 

HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME (3.26.16)

23 Mar

HINT:

What’s the next best thing to me being in the studio and doing a live show?

I know there are several million possible answers, but I’m thinking of only one – and I’ll be thinking about it when I’m listening to a couple shows from the archive this week.

Turntable For One   Jazz Vocals & Live Radio

Saturday Nights   9:00-11:00 PM (E.D.T.)  (GMT-4)

WMNR Fine Arts Radio and streaming live on wmnr.org

 

Be sure to listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange, because you don’t want to be the only left out of the popular crowd, do you?

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

PLAYLIST FOR “MAKE MUSIC GREAT AGAIN” (3.19.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers #great again

19 Mar

Once again Turntable For One is on the front lines, in the forefront, leading from behind a microphone in a (vain)glorious effort to make music great again! I don’t exactly know when music stopped being great, but all I know is what I see on the Internet. Just doing my duty.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • IT’S ALL RIGHT WITH ME  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Twelve Nights In Hollywood”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Only The Lonely”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Jackie Ryan & Terry Gibbs  /  Grand Masters Of Jazz”
  • THEY SAY IT’S WONDERFUL  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirting With Twilight”
  • BABY I’M A FOOL  /  Melody Gardot  /  “My One & Only Thrill”
  • THE GREAT PRETENDER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tiny Tim  /  “Chameleon”
  • MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE  /  Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane  /  “Johnny Hartman For Lovers”
  • YOU AND I  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • I’VE BEEN AROUND  /  Frank Sinatra Jr. & Tierney Sutton  /  “Home Suite Home”
  • HELP ME MAKE IT THOUGH THE NIGHT  /  Kellye Gray  /  “And, They Call Us Cowboys”
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy  /  “The Dream”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live”
  • GOD ONLY KNOWS  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “It’s A Quiet Thing”
  • GOD WILL  /  Holly Cole  /  “The Best of Holly Cole”
  • STAND BY ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Cassius Clay  /  “’50s & ’60s Lost & Found Records Vol. 3”
  • BEAUTIFUL LOVE  /  Sinne Eeg & Thomas Fonnesback  /  Eeg/Fonnesbaek”
  • THIS IS IT  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • LIVE ALONE AND LIKE IT  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Let’s Get Lost”
  • STRANGE FEELING  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • IF YOU WANT THE RAINBOW  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Tribute”
  • STAY HIP  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Jazz & Other Four Letter Words”
  • MAY THE MUSIC NEVER END  /  Shirley Horn  /  “May The Music Never End”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Filled with remorse because you missed the live show? Console yourself with 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 (3.19.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

16 Mar

HINT:

You’ve heard the voices – negative, cynical, caustic. (I don’t think those voices are just in my head.) Everything is in decline, say the voices. The best is not yet to come, they grumble. Well, I say, No! Because I know how to make things great again and, with the help of a couple dozen wonderful singers and musicians, I’ll reveal how this Saturday night!

 

Turntable For One   Jazz Vocals & Live Radio

Saturday Nights  9:00-11:00 PM (E.D.T.) (GMT-4)

WMNR Fine Arts Radio and streaming live on wmnr.org

Want to hear what you’ve been missing? Listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. Click the link below and get ready to tape your feet. 

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

PLAYLIST FOR “DEMENTIA REDUX” AND “IT’S ABOUT TIME” (3.12.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

13 Mar

Everything was clicking along with great songs, great singers, and a very current and topical theme – Dementia – when I seemed to remember suddenly (and conveniently) that I had done this very same theme three weeks ago. I thought it was the perfect example of “form is content.” I also thought someone in the audience might call me out on this “mistake,” but I guess either the audience is just too kind and considerate to criticize me or dementia is more of a problem than I thought. So I quickly switched gears and since it was Daylight Saving Time “Spring Ahead” night, I played an hour of songs about Time

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

DEMENTIA REDUX

  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Kristin Berardi  /  “Where Or When”
  • PURE IMAGINATION  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Here, There, And Everywhere!”
  • WHY CAN’T I FORGET?  /  Maureen McGovern  /  “State of The Heart”
  • GOIN’ OUT OF MY HEAD  /  Sergio Mendes  /  “Sergio Mendes & Brazil ’66 Greatest Hits”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • YESTERDAYS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “My Kind Of Broadway”
  • MEMORIES OF YOU  /Frank Sinatra  /  “Ultimate Sinatra”
  • WHEN I’M 64  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  George Michael  /  “Symphonica”
  • REMEMBER  /  Anita O’Day  /  “Tav’lin’ Light”   
  • WHERE ARE YOU?  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Bill Henderson With The Oscar Peterson Trio”
  • AS LONG AS I LIVE  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • I HAVE THE FEELING I’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Two For The Road”

ITS ABOUT TIME

  • MOONLIGHT SAVING TIME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summer Time”
  • TIME ON MY HANDS  /  Ahmad Jamal  /  “Cross Country Tour”                                    
  • FIVE MINUTES MORE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TIME IT WAS  /  Shirley Horn  /  “But Beautiful: The Best Of Shirley Horn”
  • TIME AFTER TIME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Perfectly Frank”
  • IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT  /  Lena Seikaly  /  “Written In The Stars”
  • IN A NEW YORK MINUTE  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • COFFEE TIME  /  Carmen McRae & Andre Previn  /  “Masters Of Swing”
  • I’M GETTING OLD BEFORE MY TIME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Glenn Frey  /  “After Hours”
  • 3 O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING  /  Beegie Adair & Jaimee Paul  /  “Vintage Jazz”
  •  NINE O’CLOCK  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • WHO KNOWS WHERE THE TIME GOES  /  Renee Fleming  /  “Christmas In New York”
  • TIME YOU OLD GYPSY MAN  /  Julius LaRosa  /  “It’s A Wrap”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (THEME MUSIC)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Want to waste – er, spend more quality time with Turntable For One? 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

 

Want even more fun? Check out the video of what WMNR broadcasters do while the music is playing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujQ4bRHbDzM&feature=youtu.be

 

 

PLAYLIST FOR “NO ANSWERS, ONLY QUESTIONS!” (3.5.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

6 Mar

I thought we could all use a two-hour break from the endless diarrhetic diatribes of easy answers and dichotomous thinking. Not all questions can be answered in a beat-the-buzzer 90-seconds. In fact, some of the swinging questions I played took more than five minutes just to ask. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or album Title

  • WHY DO PEOPLE FALL IN LOVE?  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • HOW AM I TO KNOW?  /  Diane Marino  /  “Loads Of Love”
  • GEE BABY, AIN’T I GOOD TO YOU?  /  King Powell  /  “King Powell”
  • HOW’D YOU LIKE TO LOVE ME?  /  Hetty Kate  /  “Gordon Webster Meets Hetty Kate”
  • WHO KNOWS ALL THE ANSWERS?  /  Blossom Dearie  / “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • CAN’T WE BE FRIENDS?  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Twentysomething”
  • AREN’T YOU GLAD YOU’RE YOU?  /  Meredith d’Ambrosio  /  “Another Time”
  • WHAT’CHA GONNA DO WHEN THERE AIN’T NO SWING?  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Strictly Romancin”
  • HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN?  /  Chet Baker  /  “The Legacy”
  • SMOKE RINGS  /  Sarah King  /  “Sarah King & The Smoke Rings”
  • WHERE DO YOU START?  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Alan Bergman  /  “Lyrically, Alan Bergman”
  • MY IDEAL  /  Wendy Moten  /  “Timeless”
  • WHO CAN I TURN TO?  /  Van Morrison  / “How Long Has This Been Going On?”
  • MEAN TO ME  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson”
  • DAT DERE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Double Rainbow”
  • WHERE ARE YOU GOING?  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Where Are You Going?”
  • ALL OF ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Concepts”
  • WAS IT SOMETHING I SAID?  /  Lily Frost  /  “Too Hot For Words”
  • ALFIE  /  Buddy Rich  /  “Mercy, Mercy”
  • ALFIE  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Hollywood-My Way”
  • WILL YOU STILL BE MINE?  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Gwyneth Paltrow  /  “Infamous” (Soundtrack)
  • SHALL WE DANCE?  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • HOW ARE THINGS IN GLOCCA MORRA?  /  Bobby Scott   /  “I Love Jazz”
  • DO YOU MISS NEW YORK?  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Do You Miss New York?”
  • WHY WAS I BORN?  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Ballads”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  / Cody Owen Stine

Here’s another question for you: when’s the last time you listened to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange? How about right now? Click the link below!

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