29 Dec

I took a look back at some of my favorite themes from 2019 and some of my favorite songs from them. (BTW: The first song refers to one of my favorite jokes from this year: Because of climate change and rising sea levels, what city will become the new capital of the East Coast?) So what have we learned this year? I learned we’d better hope we’re being graded on a curve. 

(Musical Theme)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • (Climate Change)  /  GARY INDIANA  /  Janet Planet  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • INTO EACH LIFE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • (Musical Tribute To Laziness)  /  UP A LAZY RIVER   /  The Mills Brothers & Count Basie  /  “The Board Of Directors”
  • WHAT’S WRONG WITH BEING LAZY?  /  Jean Laughlin m /  “Miracle Of Life”
  • (The “I” Word)  /  IMAGINATION   /  Jesse Belvin  /  “Mr. Easy”
  • (Morning People vs Night Owls)  /OUR DELIGHT  /  3rd Coast Vocals  /  “3VC”
  • IN THE EVENING  /  Joe Williams  /  “At Newport ‘63”
  • (Happy Birthday, Nat King Cole)  /  HOW DOES IT FEEL  /  Dannah Garay  /  “Remembering Nat King Cole”
  • THE RULES OF THE ROAD  /  Yannick Bovy  /  “Celebrates Nat King Cole”
  • (I’m In A Subjunctive Mood)  /  IF I HAD YOU  /  Nnenna Freelon  /  “Live”
  • (The Known & Unknown)  /  I KNOW YOUR HEART BY HEART  /  Mel Torme  /  “That’s All”
  • I DON’T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT YOU  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • (Uncivil Discourse)  /  IT’S TOO LATE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “The Vienna Affair”
  • YOU IRRITATE ME  /  Carla Starkie  /  “New Dawn”
  • (International Jazz Day)  /  ON S’EST AIME  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “A Contretemps”
  • (Give & Take)  /  TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE  /  Paul Jost  /  “Simple Life”
  • (Bitterness)  /  THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Imelda May, Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • (Everything Old Is Still Old)  /  DEAR OLD STOCKHOLM  /  Stan Getz & Chet Baker  /  “The Stockholm Concerts”
  • (Two Words)  /  EMBRACEABLE YOU  /  Laura Nyro  /  “Angel in The Dark”
  • (Talk The Talk)  /  SAY IT ISN’T SO  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “A Little Sugar”
  • (Uncle Bill’s Storytime)  /  THAT AFTERNOON IN HARLEM  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Company I Keep”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Julie Kelly  /  “Everything I Love”
  • (Violin Week)  /  CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • GOODBYE FOR NOW  /  Rigmor Gustafsson w/ Radio String Quartet Vienna  /  “Calling You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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