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PLAYLIST FOR “SEASON FINALE 2017 – SUMMER LISTENING ASSIGNMENTS” (7.1.17)

3 Jul

I’ll be gone for the next 8 weeks while WMNR broadcasts live concerts from Tanglewood by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. So on the season finale, I assigned music and singers who should be on everyone’s summer listening list. I also threw in a few requests and some music I’ve been wanting to play this season but couldn’t find the right theme.

Although I won’t be doing live shows for a while, I’ll be uploading new podcasts on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange, all summer, here: 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Company I Keep”
  • HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON  /  Kellye Gray  /  Rendering”
  • LIVING IN A GREAT BIG WAY  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back in Town”
  • LET’S GET LOADED  /  Carey West  /  “Made Of Clay”
  • LOVEWISE  /  Bobby Scott  /  “For Sentimental Reasons”
  • WHEN I LOOK IN YOUR EYES  /  Irene Kral  /  “Where Is Love?”
  • COCKTAILS FOR TWO  /  Spike Jones  /  “Spike Jones Goes Crazy”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Begin to Dance”
  • I WON’T SCAT  /  Ron Boustead  /  “Unlikely Valentine”
  • TROUBLED WATERS  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • LITTLE GIRL BLUE  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Tribute”
  • I’VE GOT A RIGHT TO CRY  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • I WANNA TURN OUT MY LIGHT  /  April Barrows  /  “My Dream Is You”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • AIN’T NO REST FOR THE WICKED  /  Postmodern Jukebox w/ Joey Cook  /  “33 Resolutions Per Minutes”
  • I WANNA GO PLACES AND DO THINGS  /  Wendy Moten  /  “Wendy Moten Sings Richard Whiting”
  • TIME TO GO  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Don’t Be So Blue”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • WAITER, THE CHECK  /  Cousin Alice  /  “Pour Me”
  • GOODBYE FOR NOW  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “Rigmor Gustafsson With Radio String Quartet Vienna”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Monica Zetterlund & Bill Evans  /  “The Complete Bill Evans On Verve”
  • SIGNING OFF  /  Helen Merrill  /  “You’ve Got A Date With The Blues
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

PLAYLIST FOR “FACT OR ALTERNATIVE FACT?” (6-24-17)

25 Jun

It seems now we even disagree about agreeing to disagree. Things are totally out of control. Don’t you agree? So as a person with a microphone (when I remember to turn it on), don’t I have a solemn responsibility to try to provide some clarity and maybe even some answers? Of course I do. But that doesn’t mean I’m going to do it. Instead I presented a couple hours of people arguing and contradicting each other and never finding common ground. You want cumbaya? Watch Dr. Phil. You want some great singers singing some great songs? Check this out:

SONG  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “My Kind Of Broadway”
  • TALK TO ME BABY (TELL ME LIES) /  Cleo Laine  /  “Quintessential Cleo”
  • IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE  /  Jimmy Rushing  /  “Rushing Lullabies”
  • (I’M DANCING AND) I CAN’T BE BOTHERED NOW  /  Nicole Henry  /  “The Very Thought Of You”
  • I WON’T DANCE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Ella & Louis Again”
  • NO ONE EVER TELLS YOU  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Listen Here”
  • I COULD HAVE TOLD YOU  /  Bob Dylan  /  “I Could Have Told You”
  • DAYS LIKE THIS  /  Van Morrison  /  “Days Like This”
  • DAYS LIKE THIS  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Dreams In Apartments”
  • I’M GLAD I’M NOT YOUNG ANYMORE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Lorne Greene  /  “Young At Heart”
  • CAN’T BUY ME LOVE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • WITH PLENTY OF MONEY & YOU  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “The Music Of Harry Warren”
  • I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU  /  Andre Previn  /  “After Hours”
  • IT’S ALRIGHT WITH ME  /  Kevin Mahogany & Veronica Martell  /  “Big Band”
  • DREAM  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn up The Quiet”
  • INSOMNIA  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett & Willie Nelson  /  “Duets II”
  • DOWN  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • I’M OLD FASHIONED  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • SO NICE  /  Tamar Korn  /  “The Rhythm Method”
  • THE SECRET O’ LIFE  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “Live At Tavern On The Green”
  • I DON’T WORRY ABOUT A THING  /  Mose Allison  /  “Mose In Your Ear”
  • BLUE SKIES  /  Susie Arioli  /  “Night Lights”
  • I THINK IT’S GOING TO RAIN TODAY  /  Randy Newman  /  “The Randy Newman Songbook”
  • IF YOU WANT THE RAINBOW  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “WE DIG DADS” (6.17.17)

19 Jun

For Fathers Day: Songs by Dads, songs about Dads, a couple mystery vocalists, and a few rounds of the always-fun game, “Who’s Your Daddy?” And, no, this isn’t the game where Charlie Sheen takes a paternity test. I played some singers and the audience had to guess who is the singer’s father. A good time was had by all…well, okay, I can be certain of this: a good time was had by me.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Meet the Robinsons”
  • I WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOU  /  Gina Eckstine  /  ”Everything I Have Is Yours”
  • WITHOUT A SONG  /  Billy Eckstine  /  “Without A Song”
  • BEIN’ A DAD  /  Loudon Wainwright III  /  “Little Ship”
  • THE WIFFENPOOF SONG  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers & Losers”
  • I’M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  Dress Casual”
  • SONG FOR MY FATHER  /  Lillie Huddleston  /  “How Long Has This Been Going On?”
  • SONG FOR MY FATHER  /  Gregory Porter  /  Serenade For Horace”
  • FATHER’S DAY  /  Groucho Marx  /  “Master Comedians”
  • UNFORGETTABLE  /  Nat & Natalie Cole  /  “Unforgettable”
  • MY PA  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Darlene Gillespie  /  “Songs From Annette”
  • FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE  /  Nancy Sinatra  /  “Nancy”
  • SOLILOQUY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Concert Sinatra”
  • DEED I DO  /  Jeanie Bryson  /  “Some Cats Know: The Music of Peggy Lee”
  • CON ALMA  /  Dizzy Gillespie & The Double Six Of Paris  /  ”The Verve & Phillips Small Group Recordings”
  • GOT TO GET HOME SO I CAN SEE MY CHILDREN  /  Dave Tull  /  “I Just Want To Get Paid”
  • ANYONE CAN WHISTLE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Roy Kral  /  “A Stephen Sondheim Collection
  • MIMOSA & ME  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Lovesick”
  • COME BACK TO ME  /  James Tormé  /  “Love For Sale”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC  /  Mel Tormé  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • ST. JUDY’S COMET  /  Paul Simon  /  “Negotiations & Love Songs”
  • SUBWAY TO THE COUNTRY  /  David Ackles  /  “Subway To The Country”
  • WALTZ FOR DEBBY  /  Bill Evans Trio  /  “The Last Waltz””
  • BROWN BABY  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Sin & Soul”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “Together Again”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “IT’S A FULL MOON!” (6.10.17)

11 Jun

I missed the actual full moon by one night (story of my life). Still,how often can you spend a couple of hours listening to a few of the great moon songs? Once in a blue moon?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I WISHED ON THE MOON  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Embraceable You”
  • FLY ME TO THE MOON  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • THERE OUGHT TO BE A MOOLIGHT SAVINGS TIME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • MOONLIGHT PICNIC  /  Gelber & Manning  /  “Moonlight Picnic”                                                
  • MOONLIGHT SERENADE  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirting With Twilight”
  • MOON AND SAND  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Never Let Me Go”
  • NO MOON AT ALL  /  Julian Yeo  /  “Deep Purple Dreams”
  • AMERICAN MOON  /  Bobby Dimple  /  “The Heart’s Delight Follies ‘69”
  • IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON  /  Stephane Grappelli  /  “Vintage Grappelli”
  • MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  The Coasters (Carl Gardner)  /  “There’s A Riot Goin’ On”
  • THAT OLD DEVIL MOON  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • MOONSHADOW DANCE  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “Moonshadow Dance”
  • MOONDANCE  /  Van Morrison  /  “Moondance”
  • SONG ABOUT THE MOON  /  Alexis Cole  /  “Dazzling Blue”
  • I WANNA TURN OUT MY LIGHT  /  April Barrows  /  “My Dream Is You”
  • IN THE EVENING BY THE MOONLIGHT  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina At Newport”
  • HOW HIGH THE MOON  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Johnny Crawford  /  “Rumors”
  • MOON RAY  /  Sara Yervand  /  “Introducing Sara Yervand”
  • MOON RIVER  /  Gavin Hope w/ Bill King  /  “For All We Know”
  •  DESTINATION MOON  /  Selena Evangeline w/Bill King  /  “Left Alone”
  • MOONFALL  /  Patti Cohenour  /  “The Mystery Of Edwin Drood”
  • POLKA DOTS & MOONBEAMS  /  Bill Evans Trio  /  “Turn Out The Stars”
  • THE MOON’S A HARSH MISTRESS  /  Thera Hoeijmans  /  “Another Mile”
  • OH YOU CRAZY MOON  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Did you miss the show? You can blame it on the bossa nova or you can click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu and listen to last Saturday’s show.
Podcasts on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, here:

PLAYLIST FOR “THROW THE BUM OUT” (6.3.17)

5 Jun

You supply the bum and I’ll supply the method and the means for throwing the bum out. Got someone in mind?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I’M GONNA WASH THAT MAN RIGHT OUT OF MY HAIR  /  Stacey Kent  /  “In Love Again”
  • GET OUT OF TOWN  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Get Out of Town”
  • SO LONG YOU FOOL  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Make Someone Happy”
  • CHANGE PARTNERS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings”
  • YOU LET MY LOVE GROW COLD  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • HIT THE ROAD, JACK  /  Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis & Nora Jones  /  “Here We Go Again”
  • 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER  /  Katie King  /  “Harry’s Fight”
  • EVERYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU  /  Johanna Silanpaa  /  “From This Side”
  • LIVE ALONE AND LIKE IT  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Let’s Get Lost”
  • LIVING WITHOUT YOU  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • I WISH YOU LOVE  /  Lissy Walker  /  “Life Is Sweet”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool”
  • YOU GOT THE RIGHT KEY BUT THE WRONG KEYHOLE  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Harlem On My Mind”
  • I CAN’T WAIT TO MISS YOU  /  Jack Jones  /  “Love Ballad”
  • DON’T WAIT UP FOR ME  /  Kathy Kossins  /  “To The Ladies Of Cool”            
  • MEET ME AT NO SPECIAL PLACE  /  Ed Reed  /  “I’m A Shy Guy”
  • I’M GOING TO RUIN YOUR DAY  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • THREE BEARS  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Sings Bobby Troup”
  • CRY ME A RIVER  /  Linda Ronstadt  /  “Hummin’ To Myself”
  • DON’T LET THE SUN CATCH YOU CRYING  /  Ray Charles  /  “The Genius Of Ray Charles”
  • AIN’T NO USE  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • SOFTLY AS I LEAVE YOU  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Softly”
  • LOSING YOU  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Interlude”
  • DON’T SMOKE IN BED  /  Nina Simone  /  “In Concert”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Did you miss the show? Lucky for you I no longer require a doctor’s excuse. But you can still listen to it. Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu and listen to last Saturday’s show.
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PLAYLIST FOR “EAST COAST VS WEST COAST” (5.27.17)

29 May

Saturday night I held a competition in which there were no losers, only winners – I mean, both the artists and the audience. If only real life were like that.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album title

  • LULLABY OF BROADWAY  /  Tony Bennett & The Dixie Chicks  /  “Duets: An American Classic”
  • LULLABY OF BIRDLAND  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Twelve Nights In Hollywood”
  • I’M ALWAYS DRUNK IN SAN FRANCISCO  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “Live Session”
  • NEW YORK’S MY HOME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Lazy Afternoon”
  • AUTUMN IN NEW YORK  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Fly With Me”
  • OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING  /  Rosemary Clooney & The L.A. Jazz Choir  /  “70- A 70th Birthday Celebration:
  • LOVE YOU MADLY  /  New York Voices  /  “A Day Like This”
  • WEST COAST BLUES  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • WELCOME TO L.A.  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Keith Carradine  /  “Welcome To L.A. Soundtrack”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  New West Guitar Group w/ Tierney Sutton  /  “Send One Your Love”
  • SUNDAY IN NEW YORK  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Hello Dolly To Goodbye Charlie”
  • TRAFFIC AND WEATHER  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Language”
  • JUST OVER THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE  /  Art Garfunkel  /  “Up Till Now”
  • BROOKLYN BRIDGE  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Great City”
  • IN A NEW YORK MINUTE  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In every Bar”
  • GROOVIN’ HIGH  /  Art Pepper  /  “Art Pepper + 11”
  • GROOVIN’ HIGH  /  Dizzy Gillespie Big Band  /  Feel Good Jazz”
  • DO YOU MISS NEW YORK?  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Classics”
  • SLUMMING ON PARK AVENUE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Steve Buscemi  /  “The Imposters”
  • SAN FRANCISCO BAY BLUES  /  Phoebe Snow  /  “Phoebe Snow”
  • GOD ONLY KNOWS  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “It’s A Quiet Thing”
  • KILLED A CAT  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Silver Morning”
  • MANHATTAN  /  Sara Bareilles  /  “The Blessed Unrest”
  • MANHATTAN  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • CALIFORNIA DREAMING  /  Emy Tseng  /  “Sonho”
  • AFTERNOON IN HARLEM  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Company I Keep”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Did you miss the show? Lucky for you I no longer require a doctor’s excuse. Even luckier for you –  you can still listen to last week’s show. Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu and listen to last Saturday’s show.
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PLAYLIST FOR “EGO TRIP TRAVEL TIPS” (5.20.17)

22 May

There seems to be no way to avoid them these days, everyone’s doing it, so pack your selfie-stick, your mirror, your pen for signing autographs, and let’s all go on an Ego Trip! Of course, I’ve added a few cautionary tales to the itinerary, and a few of these trips come in for a crash landing.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album title

  • YOU’RE SO VAIN  /  Carly Simon  /  “Greatest Hits Vol. 1”
  • I’M HIP  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie 1975”
  •  THE BEST THING FOR YOU  /  George Evans  /  “Live At The Cellar”
  • PEEL ME A GRAPE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “The Main Ingredient”
  • I BELIEVE IN YOU  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “It Might As Well Be Swing”
  • THE BEST IS YET TO COME  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • A LOT OF LIVING TO DO  /  Sammy Davis  /  “Sammy Davis Jr. Belts The Best Of Broadway”
  • OLD WORLD CHARM  /  Maud Hixon  /  “Don’t Let A Good Thing Get Away”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Once To Every Heart”
  • YOU CAME A LONG WAY FROM ST. LOUIS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tammy Grimes  /  “Tammy Grimes”
  • HE’S A TRAMP  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • LOVE WON’T LET YOU GET AWAY  /  Seth MacFarlane & Sara Bareilles  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • I BELIEVE SHE WAS TALKIN’ ABOUT ME  /  Kevin Mahogany & Randy Travis  /  “Another Time Another Place”
  • PAY SOME ATTENTION TO ME  /  Lena Jansson  /  “That Certain Feeling”
  • I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER  /  Marc Pompe  /  “Monk’s Dream”
  • I FEEL PRETTY  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Sophie Milman”
  • YOU’RE BLASÉ  /  Stan Getz  /  “My Old Flame”
  • COMMON TOUCH  /  Nancy Kelly  /  “B That Way”
  • YOU’RE LOOKING AT ME  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • ON A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA  /  Morgana King  /  “This Is Always”
  • I CAN’T GET STARTED  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Sunday Express Vol. 2”
  • YOU’LL SEE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • WHEN IN ROME  /  Tina May  /  “A Wing & A Prayer”
  • BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Did you miss the show? Embarrassed about your lame excuse? Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu and listen to last Saturday’s show.
Podcasts on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, here: