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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE ADVERB” (4.10.21)

11 Apr

Intelligently, flawlessly, compassionately, thrillingly, unbelievably – these are just a few of the words no one has ever used in describing how I put this show together. Why? Well, I’m going to tell myself that it’s because people just don’t know how to use adverbs. So clearly it’s time for another lesson in Making Grammar Great Again. That’s why I presented proudly, defiantly, fearlessly, and oh so timely, a musical tribute to Adverbs this week.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LOVE YOU MADLY  /  Ethel Ennis  /  “Love You Madly”
  • SLOWLY  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT  /  Kari Kirkland  /  “Wild Is The Wind”
  •  JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “True Love”
  • IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT  /  Ashley Pezzotti  /  “We’ve Only Just Begun”
  • NEVERTHELESS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  Nice ‘N Easy”
  • NEVER LET ME GO  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Never Let Me Go”
  • MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME  /  George Michael  /  “Symphonica”
  • YOU BETTER GO NOW  /  Etta Jones  /  “A Soulful Sunday Live At The Leftbank”
  • WE AIN’T GOIN’ NOWHERE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Merv Griffin & Rita Farrell  /  “The Essential Merv Griffin”
  • LOVER COME BACK TO ME  /  Jack Brandfield  /  “I’ll Never Be The Same”
  • TENDERLY  /  Jose James  /  “Yesterday I Had The Blues”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Kelly Green  /  “Life Rearranged”
  • DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Live In Torino-Italy”
  • YOU’VE GOT TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT  /  Veronica Swift  /  “This Bitter Earth”
  • SOMETIME WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy & Metropole Orchestra  /  “The Dream”
  • ‘DEED I DO  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • THEN I’LL BE TIRED OF YOU  /  The Hi-Los  /  “Harmony In Jazz”
  • QUIETLY THERE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • QUIET NOW  /  Bill Evans Trio /  “Turn Out The Stars”
  • ONLY TRUST YOUR HEART  /  Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz  /  “Getz Au-Go-Go”
  • TOO LATE NOW  /  Roberta Gambarini  /  “Easy To Love”
  • WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SPRING FEVER” (4.3.21)

2 Apr

I’m tired of cabin fever and Covid fever and hay fever. Time to focus on what’s really bugging me these days: Spring Fever. Lots of songs about Spring plus a report frm Spring Break from The Hot Sardines, a song to a little Spring in your step from Lucy Dixon, and a demonstration of Spring cleaning from Kevin Mahogany, and presented the Turntable For One Spring Chickens Award to Freda Payne & Johnny Mathis. A highly contagious couple of hours.

SONG TITLE / Artist / CD Or Album Title

  • THEY SAY IT’S SPRING / Veronica Mortensen / “Presents Passed”
  • IT’S ANYBODY’S SPRING  Seth MacFarlane / “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • C’EST LE PRINTEMPS  / Stacy Kent / “Reconte Moi
  • I’M PUTTING ALL MY EGGS IN ONE BASKET  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong / “Ella & Louis Again”
  • SPRING IN MANHATTAN / Blossom Dearie / “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • APRIL SHOWERS / Julian Yeo / “1923”
  • ALL THROUGH SPRING AND SUMMER / (Mystery Vocalist) / Tuesday Weld
  • UP JUMPED SPRING / Dr. Lonnie Smith / “All In My Mind”
  • RUNNING WILD / The Hot Sardines / “Champagne & French Fries”
  • TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME / Mandy Patinkin / “Mamaloshen”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING / Josie Falbo / “You Must Believe In Spring”
  • IT’S TOO LATE / Kevin Mahogany / “The Vienna Affair”
  • I’M LIVING IN A GREAT BIG WAY / Lucy Dixon / “Lulu’s Back in Town”
  • WATERS OF MARCH  / Mark Murphy / “Wild & Free”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME / Freda Payne & Johnny Mathis / (Single)
  • SPRING IS HERE / Carol Sloane / “Live At 30th Street”
  • SPRING IS WHERE YOU ARE / Mark Winkler / Till I Get It Right”
  • SRINGSVILLE / Miles Davis / “Miles Ahead”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL / Ellen Andersson / “You Should Have Told Me”
  • THERE’LL BE ANOTHER SPRING / Greta Matassa / “Favorites From A Long Walk”
  • ANOTHER SPRING / Nina Simone / “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • I’LL REMEMBER APRIL / Sinne Eeg / “Dreams”
  • SOME OTHER SPRING / Tony Bennett / “Tony Bennett On Holiday”
  • SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST / Niki Haris / “I’m Glad There Is You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH / (Theme Music) / Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “REDUX” (3.20.21)

21 Mar

I divided the show into two parts this week, one part the traditional Turntable For One party for St. Patrick’s Day, replete with Irish singers and musicians, Irish-American singers and musicians, and the most important Turntable for One tradition of all: me eating a bowl of Lucky Charms on the air. To celebrate the fact that this was my first live show from the station in a long, long while, in the second part of the show I shared some of the music that helped get me through the last 12 months of sheltering in place. So nice to be back, like Spring flowers, green grass, and seasonal allergies.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • DETOUR AHEAD  /  Mary Coughlan  /  “Long Honeymoon”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Imelda May & Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Love Is What Stays”
  • I SHOULD CARE  /  Louis Stewart  /  Core Business”
  • SOLITUDE  /  Flo McSweeney  /  “Picture In A Frame”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE  /  Dr. Linley Hamilton  /  “Making Other Arrangements”
  • HEAD SONG  /  The Nualas  /  “Live & Available”
  • ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT  /  Paul Buchanan & Chris Boti  /  “Live With Orchestra & Special Guests”
  • DANNY BOY  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “A Multitude of Angels”
  • WHEN YOU’RE SMILING  /  Hadrien Remy & Sarah Lancman  
  • ANYTHING GOES  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “True Love”
  • MOON RIVER  /  James Taylor  /  “American Standard”
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  Candace Springs  /  “The Women Who Raised Me”
  • PENNIES FROM HEAVEN  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie” The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • LIL’ DARLIN’  /  Count Basie  /  “Count Basie’s Finest Hour”
  • LIL’ DARLIN’  /  Homer & Jethro  /  “It Ain’t Necessarily Square”
  • THE MAN WITH THE HORN  /  Calabria Foti  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • SPRING IS HERE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Only The Lonely”
  • BODY & SOUL  /  Jackie Ryan & Terry Gibbs  /  “Grand Masters Of Swing”
  • BLOOD COUNT  /  Stan Getz  /  “Anniversary-”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Honor Heffernan  /  “Fire & Ice”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “IT’S ABOUT TIME” – AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST (3.13.21)

14 Mar

While everyone else was moving their clocks ahead an hour, I was turning my clock back a couple of years to the program of “timely” songs I did just before Daylight Savings Time kicked in in 2019. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TIME IT WAS  /  Monica Ramey  /  “Make Someone Happy”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • MOONLIGHT SAVINGS TIME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • TIME AFTER TIME  /  Lou Watson  /  “Taking A Chance On Love”
  • SO LITTLE TIME  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Sentimental Streak”
  • I FORGET THE TIME  /  Frankie Laine  /  “Reunion In Rhythm”
  • AS TIME GOES BY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella In Budapest”
  • A TIME FOR LOVE  /  The Swingle Singers  /  “Mood Swings”
  • JUST IN TIME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Marvin Gaye  /  “Live At The Copa”
  • I’M LATE  /  Ann Richards  /  “The Many Moods Of Ann Richards”
  • LONELY TIME  /  Maynard Ferguson  /  “A Message From Birdland”
  • TIME IS A FUNNY THING  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Some Of That Sunshine”
  • TIME ON MY HANDS  /  Rose Murphy  /  “Rose Murphy”
  • BY THE TIME A GET TO PHOENIX  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Cycles”
  • SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES  /  Diane Keaton  /  “Annie Hall”
  • KILLING TIME  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • KILLING TIME  /  Carol Welsman  /  “Alone Together”
  • ANYTIME, ANY DAY, ANYWHERE  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • 11:60 PM  /  Hetty Kate & The Irwell Street String Band  /  “11:60 PM”
  • IF I COULD BE WITH YOU  /  Dinah Washington  /  “Sexy Jazz”
  • PEOPLE TIME  /  Stan Getz  /  “Yours & Mine”
  • FRENCH FRIES & CHAMPAGNE / The Hot Sardines / “French Fries & Champagne”
  • TIME AND LOVE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Monica Zetterlund & Bill Evans  /  “Waltz For Debby”
  • TIME YOU OLD GYPSY  /  Julius LaRosa  /  “That’s A Wrap”
  • TIME TO GO  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Dreams”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO UNCERTAINTY” (3.6.21)

7 Mar

                                                                                                                                                                    Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken” 

                                                                                                                                                                   Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, 

                                                                                                                                                                   And sorry I could not travel both

                                                                                                                                                                   And be one traveler, long I stood

                                                                                                                                                                  And looked down one as far as I could. 

Okay, everyone finds this poem iconic and inspiring. Really? Do you know where these roads go? I don’t. Do you know if there are bears or poison ivy or rest stops? I don’t. So how can you be so certain you’re making a good decision and not a bad mistake? You can’t! You can’t be certain and that’s about the only thing you can be certain of. Especially when I spent two hours presenting A Musical Tribute To Uncertainty. (Did everyone love it? Well, I’m not entirely certain about that…)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  “CD Or Album Title

  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • AT LONG LAST LOVE  /  Nancy Kelly  /  “Singin’ And Swingin’”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  Willie Nelson & Norah Jones  /  “My Way”
  • WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “That Day”
  • DON’T YOU KNOW I CARE  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “No Regrets”
  • HOW AM I TO KNOW  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • WAIT AND SEE  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • TULIP OR TUNIP  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Bill Henderson Live At The Vic”
  • WHAT DID I FORGET  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “Hearts & Minds”
  • MAYBE YOU’LL BE THERE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tab Hunter  /  “When I Fall In Love”
  • MAYBE  /  Lena Horne  /  “An Evening With Lena Horne”
  • MAYBE  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • I WONDER  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • SHOULD I  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “Kisses In The Rain”
  • DETOUR AHEAD  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Waiting For Dawn”
  • I WALK A LITTLE FASTER  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Sings Mostly Dorothy Fields & Cy Coleman”
  • DON’T KNOW WHY  /  Ray Blue  /  “Work”
  • I WISH I KNEW  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Ballads”
  • HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING?  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • SO MANY STARS  /Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • LOST IN THE STARS  /  Sheila Jordan  /  “From The Heart”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • WHERE DO YOU GO  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson Big Band  /  “Two’s Company”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Mark Winkler & David Benoit  /  “Old Friends”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

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PLAYLIST FOR “UNIMPEACHABLE LOVE SONGS” (2.13.21)

14 Feb

After doing about a dozen Valentine’s Day shows over the years, I needed something new for this year’s theme. Out of the blue this theme came to me. I don’t know why I thought of it. The show was a mix of love songs, plus a few Valentine gifts to myself and a number of song dedications from the audience. In the end, I believe I acquitted myself well. And, acquittal is all the matters, right? 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Sassy Swings The Tivoli”
  • WHY DO PEOPLE FALL IN LOVE?  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art of Excellence”
  • I LOVE TO LOVE  /  Nina Simone  /  “Forbidden Fruit”
  • MY ROMANCE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • YOU & I  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • EINE KLEINE KAT  /  Frederica von Stade  /  “Songs Of The Cat”
  • I HAD TO FALL IN LOVE WITH YOU  /  Calabria Foti  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • IT’S YOU OR NO ONE FOR ME  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Falling In Love With Love”
  • BLAH BLAH BLAH  /  Nicole Herzog  /  “That’s Life”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Michel LeGrand  /  “Michel Legrand At Shelley’s Manhole”
  • SHE’S FUNNY THAT WAY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice ‘n Easy
  • ALWAYS  /  Maci Miller  /  “Round Midnight”
  • LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met”
  • EVEN IN PARIS  /  Monica Ramey  /  “Make Someone Happy”
  • HEART AND SOUL  /  Joe Williams & George Shearing  /  “The Heart & Soul of Joe Williams & George Shearing”
  • FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Gregory Porter  /  “One Night Only”
  • COME RAIN OR COME SHINE  /  Norah Jones, Wynton Marsalis  /  “Here We Go Again”
  • FIRE  /  The Ault Sisters  /  “Sisters In Song”
  • SOMETHN’ LIKE LOVE  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • WHY DID I CHOOSE YOU  /  Shirley Horn  /  “A Lazy Afternoon”
  • AGAIN  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • YOU AND THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Live Performance)
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack  /  “Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “TOWN & COUNTRY” (2.6.21)

7 Feb

Remember the story we were taught when we were little? It was the story of the country mouse, cautious and practical, and the city mouse, worldly and sophisticated. I know my teachers were trying to teach us to be like the common sense country mouse. And I was never able to convince them that the two mice would be indistinguishable when caught in a sticky trap. And so the debate about which is better – living in the country or living in the city – has gone on and on and on. And it went on during my show, too. Did I throw light on this debate or just throw shade? Did I answer the questions or question the answers? Really? You gotta be kidding. I just tried to fill two hours with songs about the city and songs about the country. Plus a shout-out to the Super Bowl cities. (I let Gloria Estefan represent Florida because I can’t think of a single song about FL or any of its cities I want to hear.)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SURREY WITH THE FRINGE ON TOP  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summer Time”
  • SUNDAY IN NEW YORK  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Hello Dolly To Goodbye Charlie”
  • IT’S SO PEACEFUL IN THE COUNTRY  /  Meredith d’Ambrosio  /  “Another Time”
  • IN A NEW YORK MINUTE  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Songs Were Made To Sing”
  • THE GREAT CITY  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “No Regrets”
  • THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE  /  Nikki Parrott  /  “From New York To Paris”
  • COUNTRY GIRL  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • MOUNTAIN GREENERY  /  Claire Teal  /  “Orsino’s Songs”
  • LIVE IN A CONDO  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “Moonshadow Dance”
  • APRIL IN PARIS  /  Sammy Davis & Count Basie  /  “Our Shining Hour”
  • PARIS AU MOIS DE SEPTEMBRE  /  Avalon Jazz Band w/ Tatiana Eva-Marie  /  “Paris”
  • PARKER’S MOOD/KANSAS CITY  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Another Time Another Place”
  • I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HIS FACE  /  Gloria Estefan  /  “The Standards”
  • OH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING  /  James Taylor  /  “Other Covers”
  • ANOTHER HUNDRED PEOPLE  /  Patti Lupone  /  “Don’t Monkey With Broadway”
  • ANOTHER HUNDRED LYRICS  /  Liz Callaway  /  “The Essential Liz Callaway”
  • AUTUMN IN NEW YORK  /  Chet Baker  /  “The Touch of Your Lips”
  • CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’  /  Diana Krall  /  “Wallflower”
  • SWEET KENTUCKY HAM  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “Secret Heart”
  • THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “A Fine Romance”
  • LONELY TOWN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Where Are You?”
  • NEW YORK STATE OF MIND  /  Nancy Kelly  /  Born To Swing”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “DESERT ISLAND GAME” (1.30.21)

1 Feb

It’s Winter. It’s cold. Snow is coming. A lot of it. And all the pandemic doctors and scientists are telling us it’s always dark just before it gets even darker! Who’s ready for a desert island? Put your hands down. I’m talking about me, not you. So I spent the show deciding which music or which versions to take to this desert island. I also spent time asking people to go to wmnr.org to become a member or make a pledge during the station’s Winter Fundraising Drive. I raised a good chunk of money and, I hope I raised hopes that some day soon we will be able to go to desert islands again. We can hope. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • RETURN TO PARADISE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • DREAMER  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • DREAM  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Dream”
  • I WON’T DANCE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”
  • I WON’T DANCE  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • AT YOUR MOTHER’S HOUSE  /  Rachel & Villray  /  “Rachel & Villray ”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE  /  The Swingle Singers  /  “Mood Swings”    
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Loudon Wainwright III & Vince Giordano/ The Night Hawks  /  “I’d Rather Lead A Band”
  • BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Twentysomething”
  • FAR AWAY PLACES  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • SOLITUDE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • SOLITUDE  /  Kandace Springs  /  “The Women Who Raised Me”
  • STRAIGHT AHEAD  /  Jimmy Smith & Teddy Edwards  /  “Bluesmith”
  • MAYBE THIS TIME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “With Love”
  • MAYBE THIS TIME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To The Ladies”
  • BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “Tribute”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MOOD” (1.23.21)

24 Jan

If i were posting on Instagram or Facebook, I could just post an appropriate photo with one single word, MOOD. That doesn’t work so well on radio, so instead I played songs that captured my mood this week as I watched everything that happened, everything that (thank God) didn’t happen, and indulged in the feeling of a new beginning and new hope. We’ll see how long that lasts. For now, I’m in a pretty damned good mood.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I’VE GOT THEM FEELING TOO GOOD TODAY BLUES  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Peggy Lee Sings Leiber & Stoller”
  • I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW  /  Holly Cole Trio  /  “Don’t Smoke In Bed”
  • ON A CLEAR DAY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Strangers In The Night”
  • IT’S A GOOD DAY  /  Emilie Mover  /  “Sings Peggy Lee”
  • I MAY BE WRONG  /  Till Bronner  /  “The Good Life”
  • EXACTLY LIKE YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina At Town Hall”
  • THE BEST IS YET TO COME  /  Kenny Washington  /  “What’s The Hurry”
  • SOME OF THAT SUNSHINE  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Some Of that Sunshine”
  • AIN’T ‘CHA GLAD  /  Rossano Sportiello  /  “That’s It”
  • I’M LIVING IN A GREAT BIG WAY  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • I NEVER KNEW  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • DON’T LET ME LOSE THIS DREAM  /  Esther Phillips  /  “Burnin’”
  • BLACKBIRD  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • GOOD DAY SUNSHINE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • JUST IN TIME  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At The Village Gate”
  • PURE IMAGINATION  /  John Doakes  /  “True Love”
  • IF IT’S MAGIC  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant & Artemis  /  “Artemis”
  • BLUE SKIES  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • FEELIN’ GOOD  /  Ben L’Oncle Soul  /  “Round Nina”
  • DON’T LOOK BACK  /  Irene Kral  /  “Where Is Love?”
  • LIFE’S A LESSON  /  Ben Sidran & Carole King  /  “Life’s A Lesson”
  • HERE COMES THE SUN  /  Tamuz Nissim  /  “Capturing Clouds”
  • WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD  /  Tony Bennett & k. d. Lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Imelda May & Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • NO ONE IS ALONE  /  Chip Zien  /  “Wall To Wall Sondheim”
  • WE’RE ALL IN THE DANCE  /  Rachel Caswell  /  “We’re All The Dance”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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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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