PLAYLIST FOR “SARCASM OR NOT SARCASM: A TURNTABLE FOR ONE QUIZ” (5.2.20)

3 May

In times of trouble, people turn to Turntable For One for answers. Yes, it’s inexplicable to me, too. For instance…

Dear Turntable For One – I hear there is light at the end of the tunnel. Should I insert that light into my body.     TFO: No – wrong tunnel.

Dear Turntable For One – Can I mix Mountain Dew and Clorox?     TFO: If you’re drinking Mountain Dew, you don’t need the Clorox.

Dear Turntable For One – How can I tell if a politician is really making a sarcastic joke and not just saying something idiotic?   TFO:  Sarcastic jokes and politicians don’t usually go together. But we’ve been hearing a lot about sarcastic jokes in the White House lately. Time for a refresher course on recognizing true sarcasm when you hear it.

(Warning: The quiz included some trick questions.)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU  /  Johanna Sillanpaa  /  “From This Side”
  • I WISH I WERE IN LOVE AGAIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”
  • TAKE ANOTHER GUESS  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Sentimental Streak”
  • WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR  /  Benny Benack III  /  “A Lot Of Livin’ To Do”
  • DOWN WITH LOVE  /  Hetty Kate  /  “Under Paris Skies”
  • YOUR MIND IS ON VACATION  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles: Live In London”
  • DON’T FORGET TO SMILE  /  Mose Allison  /  “Mose In Your Ear”
  • C’ETAIT POUR TOI  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Parisienne”
  • IT’S TOO LATE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “The Vienna Affair”
  • I DON’T MIND A BIT  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “You’ll Never Know”
  • DOWN IN THE DEPTHS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To the Ladies”
  • KARATE  /  Aubrey Johnson  /  “Unraveled”
  • AFTER YOU’VE GONE  /  Amber Weekes  /  “Pure Imagination”
  • YOU SHOULD TREAT ME BETTER  /  Rachael & Vilray  /  “Rachael & Vilray”
  • YOUR LAST SONG  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • NOBODY’S HEART  /  Doris Day & Andre Previn  /  “Duet”
  • ANYTHING GOES  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “True Love”
  • GET OUT OF TOWN  /  Naama Gheber  /  “Dearly Beloved”
  • NOT YOU  /  Ian Thomas  /  “Just Passing Through”
  • SLUMMING ON PARK AVENUE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • I WAS A LITTLE LONELY  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • ALWAYS  /  Maci Miller  /  “Round Midnight”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Jeff Goldblum, Til Bronner  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Molly Johnson  /  “Because Of Billie”
  • YOU’VE GOT TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT  /  James Taylor  /  “American Standard”
  • HERE’S TO THE LADIES WHO LUNCH  /  Elaine Stritch  /  “Elaine Stritch At Liberty”
  • NO ONE IS ALONE  /  Chip Zien  /  “Wall To Wall Sondheim”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Did you miss the show? I’ll cut the sarcasm and just say you missed something good.  Don’t want to be left out? Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to last week’s show.

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HINT FOR THIS WEEK’S MUSICAL THEME (5.2.20)

29 Apr

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“Why don’t I inject myself with Clorox? Was she being serious or sarcastic?” If you can’t tell the difference, I can help you this week!

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PLAYLIST FOR “IN YOUR DREAMS” (4.25.20)

26 Apr

Anybody else having bad dreams these nights? So, I’ve not been getting much sleep, but I did get a theme for this week’s show – songs about dreams and a few songs about things to dream about. Also I gave a special shout-out to Georgia for opening up its beauty salons, bowling alleys, restaurants, and tattoo parlors. I celebrated the occasion with a special Turntable For One contest: What should the tattoo say on the first person to get a new tattoo in GA. My suggestion? Do Not Resuscitate. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • IF DREAMS COME TRUE  /  Peggy Lee & George Shearing  /  “Beauty And The Beat”
  • BABY DREAM YOUR DREAM  /  Tony DeSare  /  “Want You”
  • IT SHOULDN’T HAPPEN TO A DREAM  /  Carmen McRae  /  “The Ultimate Carmen McRae”
  • LET’S GET AWAY FROM IT ALL  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Fly With Me”
  • IN A WORLD OF MY OWN  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Dreamers Do”
  • DEEP IN A DREAM  /  Chet Baker  /  “Stella By Starlight”
  • WRAP YOU TROUBLES IN DREAMS  /  Patrice Jegou & Take 6  /  “If It Ain’t Love”
  • ALL I DO IS DREAM OF YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Richard Chamberlain  /  “Richard Chamberlain Sings”
  • LES YEUX OUVERTS  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “The Very Thought Of You”
  • DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie  /  “French Cooking Music”
  • BABY’S REQUEST  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • THIS TIME THE DREAM’S ON ME  /  Naama Gheber /  “Dearly Beloved”
  • DON’T DREAM OF ANYBODY BUT ME  /  Bobby Darin  /  “This Is Darin”
  • STREET OF DREAMS  /  Lorez Alexandria  /  “Talk About Cozy”
  • DREAM OF YOU  /  The Black Market Trust  /  “Just One Of Those Things”
  • DREAMSVILLE  /  Brad Meldau Trio  /  “Anything Goes”
  • I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • DARN THAT DREAM  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “The Great American Songbook”
  • WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • I HAVE DREAMED  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Many A New Day”
  • DAY DREAM  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Bennett Sings Ellington”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • DREAM  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Dream”
  • AMERICAN TUNE  /  Paul Simon  /  “There Goes Rhymin’ Simon”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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HINT FOR THIS WEEK’S MUSICAL THEME (4.25.20)

22 Apr

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“I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams.” – Hamlet, II.ii

 

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PLAYLIST FOR “IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU” (4.18.20)

19 Apr

Week after week after week, for the last ten years, this show has been about three things: me, myself, and I. Sure, I’ve talked now and then about the audience and me being a team – but I’ve recently been reminded that there’s no “I” in team. And you can’t spell Turntable without “U”. So this week all of the music was dedicated and focussed on YOU. I figure after sucking up to the audience for two hours in ten years, things can get back to normal next week. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /   CD Or Album Title

  • TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ultimate Sinatra”
  • YOU’RE THE TOP  /  Monica Ramey  /  “Make Someone Happy”
  • IT HAD TO BE YOU  /  Ray Charles  /  “The Genius Of Ray Charles”
  • YOU AND THE MUSIC  /  Sarah McKenzie  /  “Secrets Of My Heart”
  • YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Shirley Horn  /  “All Night Long”
  • YOU SMELL SO GOOD  /  Ronny Whyte  /  “Whyte Wolf”
  • YOU DO SOMETHING TO ME  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Something Good”
  • THE SONG IS YOU  /  (Mystery vocalist)  /  Marvin Gaye  /  “Live At The Copa”
  • IT’S YOU I LIKE  /  Holly Yarbrough  /  “Mister Rogers Swings”
  • YOU BETTER KNOW IT  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old, New, Borrowed, And The Blues”
  • EASY TO LOVE  /  Morgana King  /  “A Taste Of Honey”
  • I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU  /  Rachael Price  /  “The Good Hours”
  • ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE  /  Michel Petrucciani & Eddie Louiss  /  “Conference de presse”
  • YOU LEAVE ME BREATHLESS  /  John Doakes  /  “Forever Reasons”
  • YOU’LL NEVER KNOW  /  Renee Fleming  /  “The Shape Of Water”
  • I’M WITH YOU  /  Mark Winkler  /  “I’m With You: Mark Winkler Sings Bobby Troup”
  • I LIKE YOU YOU’RE NICE  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings”
  • YOU’RE SENSATIONAL  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “True Love”
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  Candace Springs  /  “The Women Who Raised Me”
  • YOU FOR ME  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Something Good”
  • YOU STEPPED OUT OF A DREAM  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • NOTHING LIKE YOU  /  Nancy Marano  /  “Magic”
  • YOU GO TO MY HEAD  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Grand Masters Of Jazz”
  • THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Rarities, Outtakes, And Other Delights”
  • OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Gretje Angell  /  “In Any Key”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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HINT FOR THIS WEEK’S MUSICAL THEME (4.18.20)

15 Apr

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They say there’s no “I” in team. Well, there’s no “I” in self-absorbed, self-centered, or self-obsessed either. So this week I’m getting the “I” out of Turntable For One!

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PLAYLIST FOR “LET’S GO CLUBBING” (4.11.20)

12 Apr

While everyone’s sheltering in place or self-quarantining, there are two ways to look at this week’s show featuring all live performances from jazz clubs and venues around the world: either I’m trying to make people feel bad because of all the night life we’re missing OR I’m trying to give people hope for what’s to come after this damned pandemic has run at least its first course. Which is it? You be the judge. I just had fun playing some of my favorite singers in front of a band, behind a microphone, in front of an audience. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN  /  Kurt Elling & James Morrison  /  “Live In New York”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Mimi Fox & Greta Matassa  /  “Two For The road”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old, New, Borrowed, and The Blues”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Kellye Gray  /  “KG3-Live”
  • GET ME TO THE CHURCH  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Vegas”
  • STREET OF DREAMS  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Vegas”
  • HEEBIE JEEBIES  /  Duchess  /  “Live At The Jazz Standard”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jackie Wilson  /  “At The Copa”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC  /  Carmen McRae & Betty Carter  /  “The Carmen McRae-Betty Carter Duets”
  • CRAZY RHYTHM  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “Welcome Home Bon Voyage”
  • PRELUDE TO A KISS  /  Rahsaan Roland Kirk  /  “Bright Moments”
  • YOU FASCINATE ME SO  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Wild & Free”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Jon Batiste & Rachael Price  /  “Anatomy Of Angels”
  • MEAN OLD MAN  /  James Taylor & Wynton Marsalis  /  “United We Swing”
  • MAYBE  /  Lena Horne  /  “An Evening With Lena Horne”
  • WAYFARING STRANGER  /  Joe Williams  /  “At Newport ‘63”
  • NEW AGE/OLD AGE BLUES  /  Faith Winthrop  /  “Havin’ Myself A Time”
  • THE MORE I SEE YOU  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Falling In Love With Love”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Bill Evans  /  “On A Monday Evening”
  • TIME AFTER TIME  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live At Rosy’s”
  • BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Mr. Brown Goes To Washington”
  • POLKA DOTS AND MOONBEAMS  /  Greetje Kauffeld  /  “Heaven’s Open”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Gregory Porter  /  “One Night Only (Live At The Royal Albert Hall)”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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