Archive | January, 2021

PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO DIRECT ADDRESS” (1.16.21)

17 Jan

“What we got here is failure to communicate,” said one of the most reprehensible yet prescient movie villains of all time. That line of dialogue has been playing frequently in my head these days. How can we communicate better? Of course, my answer to this and so many other questions is simple: better grammar. So in my continuing effort to leave no listener behind, I made a case for the vocative case, another term for the function of grammar known as direct address. All of the songs served as examples, using a name, a term of endearment, or a feeling to grab the attention of the intended object of communication. If only the rest of the world would function according to the orderly, predictable precepts in my dog-eared high school grammar book.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title 

  • HEY YOU WITH THE CRAZY EYES  /  Loston Harris  /  “Swingfully Yours”
  • MATCHMAKER, MATCHMAKER  /  Carmen Lundy  /  “Girl Talk”
  • MAM’SELLE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice ‘N Easy”
  • HONEY PIE  /  Tuck & Patti  /  “Love Warriors”
  • HELLO MA BABY  /  Julian Yeo  /  “1923”
  • HELLO BABE  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  Secular Hymns”
  • MY CHERI AMOUR  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Joe Pesci & Adam Levine  /  “Pesci….Still Singing”
  • WAITER MAKE MINE BLUES  /  Anita O’Day  /  “Waiter Make Mine Blues”
  • WAITER ASK THE MAN TO PLAY THE BLUES  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Waiter Ask The Man To Play The Blues”
  • WAITER, OH WAITER  /  Stacey Kent  /  “The Changing Lights”
  • DINNER FOR ONE, PLEASE, JAMES  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • FEET DO YOUR STUFF  /  Sarah Moule  /  “It’s A Nice Thought”
  • RUBY, MY DEAR  /  Thelonious Monk  /  “At Palo Alto”
  • BALLERINA  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole And Me”
  • GEORGIA ROSE  /  Queen Latifah  /  “Trav’lin’ Light”
  • HURRY IT’S LOVELY UP HERE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • BEAUTIFUL LOVE  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Eeg/Fonnesbaek”
  • YOU, YOU’RE DRIVING ME CRAZY  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving me Crazy”
  • LOVER MAN  /  Nicole Herzog  /  “I Loves You Billie”
  • BLUES, YOU’RE THE MOTHER OF SIN  /  Tom Rust  /  “Lucky To Be Me”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Returns To Berlin”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Bill Evans Trio /  “Waltz For Debby”
  • CRY BUTTERCUP CRY  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant & Artemis  /  “Artemis”
  • LITTLE MAN YOU’VE HAD A BUSY DAY  /  Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

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HINT FOR THIS WEEK’S MUSICAL THEME. (1.16.21)

14 Jan

HINT:

 

This is my high school grammar book. Do you have yours? You’re going to need it Saturday night. 

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PLAYLIST FOR “MUSICAL COMFORT FOOD” (1.9.21)

10 Jan

Well, that didn’t take very long, 2021. You went from an exhilarating high on Tuesday to an abysmal low on Wednesday. In utter disbelief of  events we all were watching, I looked for a modicum of solace, peace, and even hope from a familiar source: comfort food – ice cream, mashed potatoes, peanut butter on matzoh. And this week on the show, instead of an ironic theme, I decided just to share some of my go-to musical comfort food – songs and musicians I turn to when I need them most. And, boy, I really needed them this week.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • TROUBLE IN MIND  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina At Newport”
  • I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • I LOVE THE WAY YOU’RE BREAKING MY HEART  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • EMILY  /  Stan Getz & Bill Evans  /  “But Beautiful”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Kandace Springs & Norah Jones  /  “The Women Who Raised Me”
  • SOMETIME WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy & The Metropole Orchestra  /  “The Dream”
  • I’LL BE LONG GONE  /  Cold Blood  /  “Thriller”
  • ORDINARY FOOL  /  Ray Brown Jr. & Paul Williams  /  “Friends & Family”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old New Borrowed, And The Blues”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Shawn Colvin  /  “Stormy Weather”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • A LAZY AFTERNOON  /  Shirley Horn  /  “A Lazy Afternoon”
  • BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “Tribute”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • GEORGIA ON MY MIND  /  Dave Brubeck Quartet  /  “Ballads”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC  /  Mel Torme  /  “At Marty’s”
  • TWO FOR THE ROAD  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “I’m With The Band”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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HINT FOR THIS WEEK’S MUSICAL THEME (1.9.21)

7 Jan

HINT:

Is it possible to turn comfort food into music? I think it’s worth a try. 

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PLAYLIST FOR “THE TURNTABLE FOR ONE YEAR IN REVIEW – 2020” (1.2.21)

3 Jan

Looking back at the god-awful events of 2020 was entirely too upsetting, although looking back at how I reacted to those events with my musical themes may be almost as upsetting. I think we can do better in 2021. We have to.

(BTW: I played the Michel Legrand as an anniversary shout-out to my wife. That cut was her processional at our wedding 51 years ago.) 

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

  • (Social Distancing)  /  ALL BY MYSELF  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Oh Look At Me Now”
  • (Social Distancing)  /  ALONE TOGETHER  /  Alyssa Allgood  /  “Exactly Like You”
  • (Just Joe)  /  HAPPINESS IS JUST A THING CALLED JOE  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “The Songbook Collection”
  • (The Blues)  /  I AIN’T GOT NOTHIN’ BUT THE BLUES  /  Kenny Washington  /  “What’s The Hurry”
  • (Countries Who Don’t Want Us To Visit)  /   THIS CAN’T BE LOVE  /  John Alcorn & Molly Johnson  /  Quiet Night”
  • (Countries Who Don’t Want Us To Visit)  /   LONDON BY NIGHT  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra Sings Great Songs From Great Britain”
  • (Suckers & Losers)  /  I LOVE BEING HERE WITH YOU  /  The Airmen Of Note w/ TSgt. Paige Martin  /  “Airmen Of Note – Live”
  • (Suckers & Losers)  /  I’M IN A DANCING MOOD  / Dave Brubeck Quartet  /  “Time Outtakes”
  • (Positive Vibes)  /  IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Brianna Thomas & Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Swing Out”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Michel LeGrand  /  ”Michel LeGrand At Shelly’s Manhole”
  • (World Mental Health Day)  /  SOMEONE’S BEEN SENDING ME FLOWERS  /  Blossom Dearie & Phil Scorgie  /  “Phil & Me”
  • (Let’s Go Clubbing/  /  THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Rachael Price & Jon Batiste  /  “Anatomy of Angels”
  • (Positive Vibes)  /  THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Freda Payne & Johnny Mathis  /  (Single)
  • (The Blues)  /  I JUST WANT TO BE HORIZONTAL  /  Samoa Wilson & Jim Kweskin band  /  “I Just Want to Be Horizontal”
  • (July 4th)  /  WE THE PEOPLE  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Who’s The Old Guy Now”
  • (Food & Drink)  /  TEA FOR TWO  /  Gretje Angel  /  “…In Any Key”
  • (I Couldn’t Let The Year Go Without Playing This)  /  THE THRILL IS GONE  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • (In Memoriam – You Fill In The Names)  /  PEOPLE TIME  /  Stan Getz  /  “Yours & Mine”
  • (I See You; I Hear You)  /  THIS IS NOT A PROTEST SONG  /  Rene Marie  /  “Sound Of Red”
  • (I See You; I Hear You)  /  FRAGILE  /  Sting  /  “…Nothing Like The Sun”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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