Archive | June, 2021

PLAYLIST FOR A SALUTE TO DADS – AN ARCHIVE REBROADCAST (6.19.21)

20 Jun

I started my Father’s Day celebrating early and didn’t do a live show. Instead, I pulled last year’s Dad’s Day show from the archive. This is what I said about the show a year ago: 

My annual salute to Dads with songs about dads, songs sung and written by dads, songs I think dads would/should sing, songs of fatherly advice, some songs I gave myself just as a Father’s Day present, plus a couple stories about my dad and about being a dad myself. In short, another wonderfully self-indulgent show. I am content. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • FATHER’S DAY  /  Groucho Marx  /  
  • SONG FOR MY FATHER  /  Lillie Huddleston  /  “How Long Has this Been Going On?
  • AS LONG AS I LIVE  /  Jonathan Karrant  /  “Live”
  • LITTLE MAN YOU’VE HAD A BUSY DAY  /  Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This”
  • I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU  /  Louis Armstrong  /  “Cheek to Cheek: The Complete Duet Recordings”
  • DOWNHILL  /  Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Swing Out”
  • THE GREAT CITY  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “No Regrets”
  • POLONIUS’ FAREWELL TO LAERTES  /  Cast  /  “Shakespeare’s Hamlet”
  • HEART’S DESIRE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Do You Miss New York?”
  • BROWN BABY  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Sin & Soul”
  • DADDY  /  Joanie Sommers  /  Look Out It’s Joanie Sommers”
  • GOT TO GET HOME TO MY CHILDREN  /  Dave Tull  /  “I Just Want To Be Paid”
  • AT THE RENDEZVOUS  /  Clint Holmes  /  “At The Rendezvous”
  • ST JUDY’S COMET  /  Paul Simon  /  “There Goes Rhymin’ Simon”
  • I’M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS  /  Sammy Davis  /  “Sammy Davis Jr. & Laurinda Almeida”
  • THE WIFFENPOOF SONG  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers & Losers”
  • EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE  /  The Police  /  “Synchronicity”
  • SO LONG DAD  /  Randy Newman  /  “Randy Newman”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Candace Springs & Norah Jones  /  “The Women Who Raised Me”
  • TRY YOUR WINGS  /  Tom Rust  /  “Lucky to Be Me”
  • I WONDER WHO MY DADDY IS  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat ‘King’ Cole & Me”
  • MY FATHER  /  Judy Collins  /  “Who Knows Where The Time Goes”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Joe Williams  /  “The Holiday Feelin’”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LET’S GROOVE ON NATIONAL RECORD STORE DAY!” (6.12.21)

13 Jun

To celebrate National Record Store Day, I gave the CD players a night off and turned the program, both literally and figuratively, into Turntable For One. I found a lot of old friends in my collection and even a few albums I forgot that I had. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SOMETHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Live At Vine Street”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Dizzy Gillespie  /  “A Portrait Of Duke Ellington”
  • GROOVIN  /  Kenny Rankin  /  The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • WHILE I’M STILL YOUNG  /  Amanda Ambrose  /  “Amanda”
  • THE SONG IS YOU  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Rare Sinatra”
  • DON’T LET ME LOSE THIS DREAM  /  Esther Phillips  /  “Burnin’”
  • ALL OF MY LIFE  /  Tony Bennett & Dexter Gordon  /  “Bennett/Berlin”
  • SURREY WITH THE FRINGE ON THE TOP  /  Mary Lou Williams  /  “Live At The Cookery”
  • HOLD ME THUSLY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Zero Mostel  /  “Songs My Mother Never sang”
  • A WONDERFUL GUY  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Winchester In Apple Blossom Time”
  • ARTISTRY IN RHYTHM  /  Stan Kenton  /  “Live At Redlands University”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Jesse Belvin  /  “Mr. Easy”
  • MUSIC  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine Live At Carnegie Hall”
  • SLOW TALKER  /  Bob & Ray  /  “The Two & Only”
  • I’M LOST  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • THE LIFE THAT I LEAD  /  Lou Rawls  /  “Carryin’ On”
  • THE MAN YOU ARE IN ME  /  Janis Ian  /  “Stars”
  • NAIMA  /  Charles Lloyd  /  “Autumn In New York”
  • I’VE GOT TO HAVE YOU  /  Lena Horne  /  “Lema – A New Album”
  • I COULD WRITE A BOOK  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “Standards Vol. 1”
  • I NEVER MEANT TO HURT YOU  /  Laura Nyro  /  “First Songs”
  • MY OLD FRIEND  /  Gregory Hines  /  “So Nobody Else Can Hear”
  • DREAM  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Dream”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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HINT FOR THIS WEEK’S MUSICAL THEME (6.12.21)

10 Jun

HINT: 

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Here I am in Stockholm a couple summers ago celebrating an annual National Holiday. Wear A Black Sweater Day? I celebrate that just about every day. Never Know When Someone Is Taking Your Photo Day?  I celebrate that just about every day, too. What I’m looking at? What kind of store sells them? You’re getting warmer.

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PLAYLIST FOR “WILLPOWER VS WON’T-POWER” (6.5.21)

6 Jun

What does it take to lose weight? Willpower. Stop biting your nails? Willpower. What does it take to stop watching America’s Got Talent? Half a brain – but that’s a different issue. Getting back on topic: what does it take to give up smoking? Again, Willpower. So let me get this straight: Willpower is forcing yourself not to do something. Wouldn’t it make more sense to call it Won’t-power?  But no – everyone gives Willpower all the praise and approbation. Well, not  this week! I think Won’t is just as important to songwriters as Will – maybe more important. I tried to prove that with songs about Will and Won’t. I won’t tell you which side won; but I will tell you the music definitely won.

                                                           SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Rebecka Tornqvist  /  “The Stockholm Kaza Sessions”
  • I WON’T DANCE  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • BABY WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Twelve Nights In Hollywood”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR  /  Fred Rogers  /  “You Are Special”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Sara Gazarek  /  “Thirsty Ghost”
  • I WON’T SCAT  /  Ron Boustead  /  “Unlikely Valentine”
  • YOU WON’T BE SATISFIED  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Debbie Reynolds  /  “The Best Of Debbie Reynolds”
  • WHO WILL TAKE MY PLACE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “This And That”
  • GOD WILL  /  Holly Cole  /  “Holly Cole”
  • TROUBLE JUST WON’T GO AWAY  /  Radam Schwartz Organ Big Band  /  “Message From Groove & GW”
  • LOVE WON’T LET YOU GET AWAY  /  Seth MacFarlane & Sarah Bareilles  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU  /  The Real Group  /  “Live in Stockholm”
  • I WON’T GROW UP  /  Jamie Cullum & Geoff Gascogne   /  “From The Vaults”
  • I WILL  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let it Be Jazz”
  • YOU WON’T SEE ME  /  The Hot Club Of San Francisco  /  “John Paul George & Django”
  • YOU WON’T FORGET ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • HEART WE WILL FORGET HIM  /  Cassia DeMayo  /  “Heart We Will Forget Him”
  • WILL YOU STILL BE MINE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  •  QUE SERA SERA  /  Malene Mortensen  /  “Still In Love With You”
  • I WON’T TELL A SOUL  /  Jimmy Witherspoon & Brother Jack McDuff  /  “The Blues Is Now”
  • WILL I FIND MY LOVE TODAY  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At Carnegie Hall”
  • I WON’T SEND ROSES  /  Brian Stokes Mitchell  /  “Plays With Music”
  • SOMEDAY MY PRINCE WILL COME  /  Alexis Cole  /  “Someday My Prince Will Come”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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HINT FOR THIS WEEK’S MUSICAL THEME (6.5.21)

4 Jun

HINT: 

Will Power

Is WILL Power always a good thing? Let’s discuss this Saturday.

Turntable For One   Jazz Vocals   Saturday Nights   9:00 PM (Eastern Time)

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