Archive | March, 2019

PLAYLIST FOR “I’M IN THE MOOD FOR THE SUBJUNCTIVE” (3.30.19)

30 Mar

In an effort to save an endangered and near extinct treasure – good grammar, I renewed my effort to MGGA – Make Grammar Great Again – and offered a remedial lesson in the subjunctive, that form of grammar that expresses wishes and desires for things we don’t have. Of course, I had a lot of help from some wonderful adjunct songwriters and singers. Wish you’d never heard of the subjunctive mood? Hey, maybe you understand this stuff better than you think.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I WISH I WERE IN LOVE AGAIN  /  Gillian Margot  /  “Black Butterfly”
  • IF DREAMS COME TRUE  /  Joe Williams  /  “Prez & Joe”
  • IF I WERE A BELL  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • IF YOU WERE A SONG  /  Billy Brandt  /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor”
  • IF THE STARS WERE MINE  /  Melody Gardot  /  “My One And Only Thrill”
  • I WISH I KNEW  /  Jimmy Scott  /  “The Source”
  • IF JAMES TAYLOR WERE ON FIRE  /  Paul And Storm  /  “Gumbo Pants”
  • IF I WERE A BOY  /  Reba McEntire  /  “All The Woman I Am”
  • IF I WERE A CARPENTER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Leonard Nimoy  /  “Spaced Out – The Best Of Leonard Nimoy”
  • I WISH I KNEW (HOW IT WOULD FEEL TO BE FREE)  /  Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Studio Sessions”
  • IF I LOVED YOU  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “What’s Good About Goodbye”
  • IF YOU WERE MINE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “I Wanna Be Around”
  • IF I HAD YOU  /  Nnenna Freelon  /  Nnenna Freelon Live”
  • IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AIN’T  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Alone Together”
  • IF JAMES TAYLOR WERE ON FIRE AT THE BOTTOM OF A WELL  /  Paul & Storm  /  “Gumbo Pants”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN  /  John Doakes  /  “Forever Reasons”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A HEART  /  Michelle Lordi  /  “Drive”
  • IF LOVE WERE ALL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Alan Cumming  /  “Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs”
  • IF I WERE YOU  /  Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson  /  “The Complete Billie Holiday On Columbia”
  • I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • IF YOU LOVE ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • THAT’S MY DESIRE  /  Ray Stevens  /  “Grover’s Hat Project”
  • IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW  /  Chet Baker, Philip Catherine  /  “Late Night Jazz”
  • IF YOU WERE THE ONLY BOY  /  Bernadette Peters  /  “Sondheim, Etc., Etc.”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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HINT FOR THIS WEEK’S MUSICAL THEME – (3.30.19)

27 Mar

HINT:

 

“The teacher gave the book to she and I.” NO! Wrong! “Me and her went to the dance.” NO! Wrong wrong wrong! The farmer gave a apple to she. NO!! Two times wrong!! It’s driving me crazy. America, you desperately need a grammar lesson. What are you doing this Saturday night?

Turntable For One   Jazz Vocals   Saturday Night   9:00 PM (E.D.T.)

 

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO BITTERNESS” (3.23.19)

23 Mar

Generally it takes 12 muscles to smile and 11 muscles to frown. But the 25 songs I played don’t even begin to capture the complexity, the intensity, the subtleties,  and the diversity of bitterness. If I left out your favorite, don’t be bitter. I only have two hours. But, at least I did prove that even Canadians can be bitter. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • THE RULES OF THE ROAD  /  Nat Cole  /  “Let’s Face The Music”
  • BITTER WITH THE SWEET  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Twentysomething”
  • BEFORE HE CHEATS  /  Ana Gasteyer  /  “I’m Hip”
  • NOT YOU  /  Ian Thomas  /  “Passing Through”
  • CRY ME A RIVER  /  Nancy Harms  /  “In The Indigo”
  • I’D RATHER DRINK MUDDY WATER  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old New, Borrowed, & The Blues”
  • THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS LOVE  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “’Round Midnight”
  • FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Falling In Love With Love”
  • SPRING IS HERE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Connie Stevens  /  “Conchetta”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Till Bronner & Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orchestra  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • THIS FUNNY WORLD  /  Ian Shaw  /  “Taking It To Hart”
  • NO ONE EVER TELLS YOU  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Listen Here
  • MY COUNTRY USED TO ME  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Do You Miss New York: Live”
  • I’M THROUGH WITH LOVE  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Marvin Gaye  /  “When I’m Alone I Cry”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Ahmad Jamal  /  “Cross Country Tour Vol. 1”
  • GOD WILL  /  Holly Cole  /  “Blame It On My Youth”
  • I GOT A RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES  /  Tony Bennett & Bonnie Raitt  /  “Playin’ With My Friends
  • THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY  /  Judy Garland  /  “Judy At Carnegie”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Only The Lonely”
  • I’M GONNA LAUGH YOU RIGHT OUT OF MY LIFE  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • LUSH LIFE  /  Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane  /  “Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S MUSICAL THEME (3.23.19)

21 Mar

HINT:

 

Everyone is always asking me how I got to be the guy I am…although they usually ask with much more suspicion and reproval. I’ll tell my secret this Saturday night.

 

Turntable For One   Jazz Vocals   Saturday Night   9:00 PM (E.D.T.)

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PLAYLIST FOR “ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY 2019”

16 Mar

 

It’s been a Turntable For One St. Patrick’s Day tradition for me to play some jazz singers from Ireland, a few Irish-American (or at least half-Irish-American) singers and musicians, and – always a highlight – for me to eat some traditional Irish food on the air – which, of course, means  a bowl of Lucky Charms. And, as if hearing me struggle and choke wasn’t incentive enough, I made this year’s party a celebration of the songs of Jimmy McHugh, the wonderful Irish-American composer.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • CAN’T GET OUT OF THIS MOOD  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson  /  “Two’s Company”
  • LET’S GET LOST  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “Baby Plays Around”
  • MOLLY MALONE  /  Tara O’Grady  /  “Black Irish”
  • I’LL NEVER BE THE SAME  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “Turning Skies”
  • YESTERDAY I HEARD THE RAIN  /  Chris McNulty  /  “Eternal”
  • LOVE WON’T LET YOU GET AWAY  /  Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney  /  “Fancy Meeting You Here”
  • IF LOVE WERE ALL /  Judy Garland  /  Judy At Carnegie Hall”
  • SOMETHING COOL  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Lonely Woman”
  • EXACTLY LIKE YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Regis Philbin  /  “When You’re Smiling”
  • I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE  /  Five Play  /  “Live From The Firehouse Stage”
  • I MUST HAVE THAT MAN  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT LOVE  /  Nat Cole  /  “Night Lights”
  • ALL ALONE AM I  /  Cassandre McKinley  /  “Dragonfly”
  • THE IRISH BALLAD  /  Tom Lehrer  /  “Revisited”
  • SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST  /  Ella Fitzgerald with Tommy Flanagan Trio  /  “Jazz At The Santa Monica Civic ‘72”
  • TRAVLIN’ LIGHT  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving Me Crazy”
  • GONE WITH THE WIND  /  Kate McGarry  /  “The Subject Tonight Is Love”
  • SAY IT  /  John Proulx  /  “Say It”
  • BALLAD  /  Gerry Mulligan  /  “The Complete Verve Concert Jazz Band Sessions:
  • ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT  /  Paul Buchanan & Chris Botti  /  “Live With Orchestra & Special Guests”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Imelda May & Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • LOOK TO THE RAINBOW  /  Luciana Souza  /  “Centennial”
  • DANNY BOY  /  Tony Bennett & Stan Getz  /  “Jazz”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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HINT FOR THIS WEEK’S MUSICAL THEME (3.16.19)

13 Mar

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It’s that time again – green beer, green bread, green cheese. Yes, it’s time for me to clean out my refrigerator before it attacks me. It’s also time to enjoy some traditional foods – and I don’t mean boxty, coddle, or barmbrack! (See above) 

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PLAYLIST FOR “IT’S ABOUT TIME” (3.9.19)

9 Mar

As a public service, to remind my audience that it’s time to spring ahead to Daylight Saving Time, I offered a number of “timely” songs. I trust that everyone had a good time. If not, this is definitely not the right time to tell me. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TIME IT WAS  /  Monica Ramey  /  “Make Someone Happy”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • MOONLIGHT SAVINGS TIME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • TIME AFTER TIME  /  Lou Watson  /  “Taking A Chance On Love”
  • SO LITTLE TIME  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Sentimental Streak”
  • I FORGET THE TIME  /  Frankie Laine  /  “Reunion In Rhythm”
  • AS TIME GOES BY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella In Budapest”
  • A TIME FOR LOVE  /  The Swingle Singers  /  “Mood Swings”
  • JUST IN TIME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Marvin Gaye  /  “Live At The Copa”
  • I’M LATE  /  Ann Richards  /  “The Many Moods Of Ann Richards”
  • LONELY TIME  /  Maynard Ferguson  /  “A Message From Birdland”
  • TIME IS A FUNNY THING  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Some Of That Sunshine”
  • TIME ON MY HANDS  /  Rose Murphy  /  “Rose Murphy”
  • BY THE TIME A GET TO PHOENIX  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Cycles”
  • SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES  /  Diane Keaton  /  “Annie Hall”
  • KILLING TIME  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • KILLING TIME  /  Carol Welsman  /  “Alone Together”
  • ANYTIME, ANY DAY, ANYWHERE  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • 11:60 PM  /  Hetty Kate & The Irwell Street String Band  /  “11:60 PM”
  • IF I COULD BE WITH YOU  /  Dinah Washington  /  “Sexy Jazz”
  • PEOPLE TIME  /  Stan Getz  /  “Yours & Mine”
  • FRENCH FRIES & CHAMPAGNE / The Hot Sardines / “French Fries & Champagne”
  • TIME AND LOVE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Monica Zetterlund & Bill Evans  /  “Waltz For Debby”
  • TIME YOU OLD GYPSY  /  Julius LaRosa  /  “That’s A Wrap”
  • TIME TO GO  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Dreams”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

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