31 May

Webster may be the champion of spellers and Fowler the God of Grammar, but my mother was the unchallenged monarch of the mixed message, offering such gems as “Is that a new haircut? Maybe your friends won’t notice.” “That’s a funny joke. Do you think anyone will get it?” “A new job? Wonderful. I hope it’s not too much for you.” (I could go on and on and on – but I think you get the idea.) So this week I gave my audience a masterclass in Mixed Messages, passing along some of Mom’s favorite techniques and strategies with the help of some mixed message song combinations by some unequivocally great singers.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYTHING I HAVE IS YOURS  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • EVERYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU  /  Johanna Sillanpaa  /  “From This Side”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  Jacintha  / “Autumn Leaves”
  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “It’s A Good Day”
  • REMIND ME  /  Doris Day & Andre Previn  /  “Duets”
  • BLUE SKIES  /  Lyle Lovett  /  Smile”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Ann Hampton Callaway  /  “Ann Hampton Callaway”
  • BY MYSELF  /  Helen Merrill & Gordon Beck  /  “No Tears….No Goodbyes”
  • ALL I NEED NOW IS THE GIRL  /  Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington  /  “Francis A & Edward K”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley  /  Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley
  • I WANNA GET MARRIED  /  Nellie McKay  /  Get Away From Me”
  • STELLA BY STARLIGHT  /  Maynard Ferguson  /  “A Message From Birdland”
  • WITH A SONG IN MY HEART  /  Anita Wardell Quartet  /  “Until The Stars Fade”
  • I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes it Happen”
  • EARLY TO BED  /  Maud Hixson  /  (Demo)
  • NIGHT LIFE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “September Ballads”
  • TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “12 Nights In Hollywood”
  • DETOUR AHEAD  /  Jonathan Karrant & Joshua White  /  “Shadows Fall”
  • FAR AWAY PLACES  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Astoria: Portrait Of The Artist”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • I CAN’T WAIT TO MISS YOU  /  Jack Jones  /  “Love Ballad”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Did you miss this week’s show? I’m sure you must have thought you had something way more important to do. Click here and click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to an archived version.

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