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

Did you miss this week’s show? I know you won’t be able to live with yourself, so here’s what you will do: Click here and click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to an archived version.

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