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PLAYLIST FOR “POSITIVELY POSITIVE” (1.6.18)

8 Jan

It’s the beginning of a brand new year, a time to be hopeful, optimistic, and positive. Sure, I can do that even to the point of playing a couple songs I’d never play in a million years (*). How’s that for positive? But only for one week! Next week it’s back to business as usual for me. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album title

  • ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE  /Al Jarreau  /  “Accentuate The Positive”
  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Sara Gazarek  /  “Yours”
  • THIS IS THE LIFE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “This Is The Life”
  • IT’S A GOOD DAY  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “It’s A Good Day”
  • I’VE GOT RHYTHM  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To The Ladies”
  • YOUNG AND FOOLISH  /  Sophie Berkal-Sarbit  /  “Young & Foolish”
  • ALL THE WAY  /  Katherine McPhee  /  “I Fall In Love Too Easily”
  • OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met”
  • WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR  /  Holly Yarbrough  /  “Mister Rogers Swings”
  • HALLELUJAH I LOVE HER SO  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Alan Arkin & Ann-Margaret  /  “Going In Style”
  • * L.O.V.E.  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • * STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Strangers In The Night”
  • I’M FLYING  /  Connie Evingson  /  “I Have Dreamed”
  • YES I CAN  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “If I Ruled The World”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Jackie Ryan & Terry Gibbs  /  “Grand Masters Of Jazz”
  • SOME DAY MY PRINCE WILL COME  /  Dave Brubeck  /  “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  • WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • HAPPY STREET  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bill Murray  /  “Paul Shaffer & The World’s Most Dangerous Band”
  • I’VE GOT JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING  /  Tuck & Patti  /  “Tears Of Joy”
  • I LIKE MYSELF  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • NOBODY ELSE BUT ME  /  Laura Karst  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • SWEET SLUMBER  /  Jimmy Witherspoon  /  “The Blues is Now”
  • EASY LIVIN’  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Winners”
  • ALWAYS  /  The Swingle Singers  /  “A Celebration Of The Voice”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old, New, Borrowed, And The Blues”
  • HERE’S TO LIFE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “NEVER SAY NEVER” (9.16.17)

16 Sep

If there’s a rule about an exception to every rule, doesn’t that mean there must be a rule with no exception? Think about that as you look down the list of singers and songs helping me to break one of the tiresome rules I’ve heard my whole life – Never Say Never! Really? You try singing these songs without singing that word.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I NEVER LOVED ANYONE  /  Carol Sloane  /  “We’ll Meet Again”
  • I’LL NEVER BE THE SAME  /  Anna Sise  /  “But Beautiful”
  • NEVERTHELESS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice ‘N’ Easy”
  • NOW OR NEVER  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “The Best Of Love Songs”
  • IF WE NEVER MEET AGAIN  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. Lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • THE MIDNIGHT SUN WILL NEVER SET  /  Quincy Jones  /  “I Dig Dancers”
  • NEVER LET ME GO  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Never Let Me Go”
  • I’VE NEVER BEEN I LOVE BEFORE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ethan Hawke  /  “Born To Be Blue Soundtrack”
  • I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN  /  Rigmor Gustafsson & Jacky Terrasson Trio  /  “Close To You”
  • IF I NEVER GET TO PARIS  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Gin Fizz Fandango”
  • NEVER MAKE YOU MOVE TOO SOON  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Bill Henderson Live At The Vic”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Helen Merrill  /  “Live At Nalen”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Accentuate The Positive”
  • ONE NEVER KNOWS, DOES ONE?  /  Lily Frost  /  “Too Hot For Words”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant  /  “Dreams & Daggers”
  • I’LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN  /  Laila Biali  /  “Live In Concert”
  • YOU’LL NEVER KNOW  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Nat King Cole: The Ultimate Edition”
  • THE TWELFTH OF NEVER  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At Carnegie Hall”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Art Blakey  /  “Kyoto”
  • I NEVER MEANT TO HURT YOU  /  Audrey Martin  /  “Living Room”
  • THE PEOPLE THAT YOU NEVER GET TO LOVE  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “The People That You Never Get To Love”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “AN EVENING WITH ELLINGTON & STRAYHORN” (3.11.17)

12 Mar

It’s the 50-year anniversary of Billy Strayhorn’s death. Instead of sending a card, I played some favorites from the music he wrote and wrote in collaboration with Ellington.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • TAKE THE A TRAIN  /  Duke Ellington Orchestra  /  “The Most Essential Jazz Standards Ever”
  • I GOT IT BAD  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Remembering You”
  • LOVE SCENE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Jazz”
  • I’M JUST A LUCKY SO-AND-SO  /  Nicole Herzog & Don Menza  /  “That’s Life”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • IT DON’T MEAN A THING  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Rosemary Clooney: Jazz Singer”
  • A FLOWER IS A LOVESOME THING  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington  /  “Ella At Dukes’ Place”
  • UPPER MANHATTAN MEDICAL GROUP  /  Dizzy Gillespie  /  “A Portrait Of Duke Ellington”
  • MOOD INDIGO  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Teresa Brewer & Duke Ellington  /  “It Don’t Mean A Thing”
  • YOU BETTER KNOW IT  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone Sings Duke Ellington”
  • DAY DREAM  /  Mark Jennett  /  “The Way I Am”
  • MAYBE  /  Lena Horne  /  “An Evening With Lena Horne”
  • PRELUDE TO A KISS  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Whisper Not”
  • DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE  /  Janet Planet  /  “The Consequence of Two”
  • I’M CHECKING OUT, GOOM BYE  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Strictly Romancing”
  • SOPHISTICATED LADY  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Unforgettable”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Jody Sandhaus  /  “A Fine Spring Morning”
  • BLOOD COUNT  /  Stan Getz  /  “Anniversary”
  • LUSH LIFE  /  Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane  /  “John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman:
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live in Stockholm”
  • THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING  /  Nancy Valentine  /  “Lovesome”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MAGIC MANTRAS” (9.10.16)

10 Sep

Is that person who keeps saying the same thing over and over and over reciting his or her mantra or off his or her Lithium? Hard to tell. Whatever gets you through…hey, maybe that should be the universal mantra. Below are a sampling of others. You can’t go wrong with any of these songs or singers.

SONG TITLE   /  Artist  /  Album Or CD Title

  • KEEP SMILING AT TROUBLE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “60 Years” The Artistry of Tony Bennett
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “A Lazy Afternoon”
  • I DON’T WORRY ABOUT A THING  /  Mose Allison  /  “Mose In Your Ear”
  • BE COOL  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Take Love Easy”
  • STAY HIP  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Jazz & Other Four-Letter Words
  • TIME AND LOVE  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Time & Love”
  • A SHINE ON YOUR SHOES  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jerry Lewis  /  “Just Sings”
  • WATERS OF MARCH  /  Al Jarreau & Oleta Adams  /  “A Twist of Jobim”
  • EVERYTHING I DO GONH BE FUNKY  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “Secular Hymns”
  • WHILE I’M STILL YOUNG  /  Amanda Ambrose  /  “Amanda”
  • OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Toots Thielemans & Kenny Wheeler  /  “One More for The Road”
  • SO LITTLE TIME (SO MUCH TO DO)  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Sentimental Streak”
  • LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING  /  Leslie Odom Jr.  /  “Leslie Odom Jr.
  • REMEMBERING TO BREATHE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Dooji Wooji”       
  • MOTHER LOVE  /  Allan Harris  /  “Nobody’s Gonna Love you Better”
  • BIG BAD WORLD  /  The Real Group  /  “Commonly Unique”
  • EVERYBODY SAYS DON’T  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • PURE IMAGINATION  /  Fiona Apple
  • HAVE A GOOD TIME  /  Paul Simon  /  “Negotiations & Love Songs”
  • DON’T ASK ME WHY  /  Rosana Eckert & Terry Hankins  /  “Two For The Road”
  • DREAM  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice And Easy”
  • SECRET O’ LIFE  /  James Taylor  /  “Live”
  • EVERYTHING’S MOVING TOO FAST  /  Hetty Kate  /  “The Dan McLean Sextet Meets Hetty Kate”
  • HERE’S TO LIFE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “A Beautiful Friendship: Remembering Shirley Horn”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Jody Sandhaus  /  “A Fine Spring Morning”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Podcasts on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, here:

PLAYLIST FOR “MISTAKES, REGRETS, AND DO-OVERS” (1.30.16) #jazz #jazzsingers #jazzradio

31 Jan

“Mistakes, Regrets, and Do-Overs” – it’s not just the title of my upcoming posthumous memoir, it’s also the music theme for the week.  If you missed the show, well, I’m sure that’s a mistake you already deeply regret, especially after glancing down the playlist of great singers and songs. Don’t fret. There’s hope. You’ll get a do-over next Saturday night at 9:00. Try to be on time so that you can be sure to get a seat. 

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I WAS A FOOL TO LET YOU GO  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Cassia DeMayo  /  “Heart, We Will Forget Him”
  • SOPHISTICATED LADY  /  Al Jarreau   /  “Soul Box”
  • THE LIES OF HANDSOME MEN  /  Kristy Baron  /  “Take This Journey”
  • DON’T’CHA GO ‘WAY MAD  /  Frank Sinatra  /  Sinatra & Swingin’ Brass”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Miles Davis  /  “Bleue”
  • MAY I COME IN  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • HE WAS TOO GOOD TO ME  /  Fay Claassen  /  “With A Song In My Heart”
  • AREN’T I CUTE?  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “It’s About Time”
  • BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • MAD ABOUT THE BOY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jessica Biel  /  “Easy Virtue – Movie Soundtrack”
  • DETOUR AHEAD  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirting With Twilight”
  • DID WE HAVE ANY FUN  /  Shepley Metcalf  /  “Something Irresistible”
  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Nat King Cole Sings George Shearing Plays”
  • NO REGRETS  /  Phoebe Snow  /  “Second Childhood”
  • GOOD GUY  /  Trisha Yearwood  /  Stormy Weather”
  • I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART  /  Joe Williams  /  “The Heart & Soul Of Joe Williams & George Shearing”
  • IT STARTED OVER AGAIN/THE SECOND TIME AROUND  /  Marlene Ver Planck  /  “The Mood I’m In”
  • I’M A FOOL TO WANT YOU  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “Quiet Now: Time & Again”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap  /  “Stardust”
  • SECOND CHANCE  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • ONE MORE CHANCE  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Rosie Sings Bing”
  • I NEVER MEANT TO HURT YOU  /  Laura Nyro  /  “The First Songs”
  • THE PEOPLE THAT YOU NEVER GET TO LOVE  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “The People that You Never Get To Love”
  •  PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Speaking of do-overs…you know you can always listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange. Click the link below. 

http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one

And for a few additional grins, take a look at the funny new WMNR video about what the broadcasters do while the music is playing. 

https://youtu.be/ujQ4bRHbDzM

PLAYLIST FOR “NEW BEGINNINGS” (5.2.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

2 May

What does New Beginnings mean to you? All this week on WMNR Fine Arts Radio, broadcasters will be answering that question musically. Here are my answers with a lot of help from some wonderful singers. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG  /  Lilly Thornton  /  “Invitation” 
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • LET’S BEGIN  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “The Complete Jerome Kern Songbooks”   
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Accentuate The Positive” 
  • BY MYSELF  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “The Great American Songbook”  
  • I JUST WANT ALL OF MY STUFF  /  Chaise Lounge /  “Dot-Dot-Dot”  
  •  HAVEN’T WE MET  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Bottom Line Archive Series”
  • EIGHT, NINE, AND TEN  /  Hetty Kate & Gordon Webster  /  “Gordon Webster Meets Hetty Kate”
  • NEW SUN IN THE SKY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jonathan Schwartz  /  “Jonathan Schwartz Sings Arthur Schwartz”
  • HERE I GO AGAIN  /  Marlene Ver Planck  /  “I Like To Sing”  
  • THE BEST IS YET TO COME  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “It Might As Well Be Swing” 
  • DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD  /  Lillie Kae  /  “I’m Glad There Is You”  
  • HURRY, IT’S LOVELY UP HERE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington  /  “Ella At Duke’s Place”  
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Don’t forget: Mother’s Day is coming. You could binge-listen to the Turntable For One podcasts on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. Can you think of a better way to spend this special day with that special Mom? You can? Fine. Would you at least consider it? Put it on a list, okay? Don’t worry – I’ll remind you. Just click the link below. 

http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one

PLAYLIST FOR “I’M OUTTA HERE” (1.19.13)

23 Jan

Sorry I’m posting this late, but I have been wrestling with a bad bug for a week. Hoping to be victorious by Saturday.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • THE GYPSY IN MY SOUL  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Listen Here”
  • JOEY, JOEY, JOEY  /  Al Jarreau  /  “One Note Samba”
  • FAR AWAY PLACES  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • HOW TO PACK A SUITCASE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Till I Get It Right”
  • YOU’RE OUTTA HERE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “New York City Drag”
  • I’M GONNA MOVE TO THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Gary Crosby  /“Gary Crosby Belts The Blues”                                                                           
  • DOWNTOWN  /  Holly Cole  /  “Girl Talk”
  • THE AIRPLANE SONG  /  Dave Tull  /  “I Just Want To Get Paid”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Carmen McRae  /  “The Great American Songbook” 
  • ANY PLACE I HANG MY HAT  /  Dr. John  /  Johnny Mercer: The Dream’s On Me”           
  • GO BACK HOME  /  Nancy Stearns  /  “A Wish”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unrelased Master)