9 Dec

I’m sure I’ve mentioned a few dozen times that I’m a “glass half-empty” kind of guy. Not only do I think the glass is half-empty, I worry about who’s been drinking from my glass. I can find something sad about an IRS refund. And don’t get me started about “brown paper packages tied up with strings.” Don’t you think that’s setting the bar for happiness a little low? So, of course,  when I do a show about Laughter, I’m also going to do a show about Tears. It makes perfect sense to me – and, after all, it’s my show. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WHEN YOU’RE SMILING  /  Carol Welsman  /  “Memories Of You: A Tribute To Benny Goodman”
  • YOU’VE GOT ME CRYING AGAIN  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • LAUGHING AT LIFE  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • THIS FUNNY WORLD  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Complete Improv Recordings”
  • IT TAKES A LOT TO LAUGH. IT TAKES A TRAIN TO CRY  /  Janet Planet  /  “Janet Planet Sings The bob Dylan Songbook”
  • A MAN AIN’T SUPPOSED TO CRY  /  John Doakes  /  “Forever Reasons”
  • DON’T LET THE SUN CATCH YOU CRYING  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • I GUESS I’LL HANG MY TEARS OUT TO DRY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Only The Lonely”
  • THIS WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Take A Look”
  • THEY ALL LAUGHED  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Thomas Quastoff  /  “The Jazz Album”
  • WILLOW WEEP FOR ME  /  Stan Kenton  /  “Standards In Silhouette
  • INSIDE A SILENT TEAR  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • LAUGHING ON THE OUTSIDE  /  Nat Cole  /  “Where Did Everybody Go?”
  • I CRIED FOR YOU  /  Ellen Andersson Quartet  /  “I’ll Be Seeing You”
  • THE TEARS OF A CLOWN  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Pride & Joy”
  • CRY ME A RIVER  /  Malou Beauvoir & Jean Chaudron Trio  /  “An Evening At The Swan”
  • SMILE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Lyle Lovett  /  “Smile”
  • YOU’RE LAUGHING AT ME  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The Songbook Collections”
  • ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT (Elvis Laughing)  /  Elvis Presley  /  “Live 1969”
  • I’M GONNA LAUGH YOU RIGHT OUT OF MY LIFE  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • MONA LISA  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Tokyo ‘96”
  • I DON’T WANT TO CRY ANYMORE  /  Billie Holiday  /  “The Complete Billie Holiday On Verve”
  • WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  

Did you miss this week’s show?  Where exactly does that fall on your spectrum of laugher and tears? Click here  and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to the archive program.

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