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PLAYLIST FOR “WILLPOWER VS WON’T-POWER” (6.5.21)

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

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PLAYLIST FOR “SELF-DECEPTION” (5.16.20)

17 May

The question people ask me the most is “What’s the best thing about being on the radio?” (It’s also the one question people ask me I could read on the air without upsetting the FCC.) I always tell people the best thing is talking to thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of people. Of course, the truth is (especially these days) I’m home, in my office, talking into a microphone, and the only thing listening to me is my computer (and, like my audience, it occasionally drops off to sleep). Okay, so maybe I should tell people the really best thing about being on the radio is having an opportunity week after week to indulge my insatiable capacity for self-deception. Fine. I said it. Happy now? But I’m not alone. All of these songs are about people deceiving and fooling themselves about something – with some variations of self-awareness tossed in there. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • FOOLIN’ MYSELF  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • I WISH I WERE N LOVE AGAIN  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Perfectly Frank”
  • THIS CAN’T BE LOVE  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Manhattan Moods”
  • ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE  /  James Taylor  /  “American Standard”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Lauren Henderson  /  “Songbook Session”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Jimmy Scott  /  “All The Way”
  • WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR  /  Alexis Cole  /  “Someday My Prince will Come”
  • DON’T WORRY ABOUT ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Fiona Apple, Jeff Goldblum, Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This”
  • I SHOULD CARE  /  Christian McBride Big Band  /  “The Good Feeling”
  • I WALK A LITTLE FASTER  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Give Him The Oo-La-La”
  • TALK TO ME BABY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Softly, As I Leave You”
  • BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH  /  Holly Cole  /  “The Best Of Holly Cole”
  • I DON’T WANT TO HEAR IT ANYMORE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “The Way I Am”
  • DON’T EXPLAIN  /  Nina Simone  /  “Let It all Out”
  • PRIVATE GUY  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Don’t Cry For No Hipster”
  • THE LIES OF HANDSOME MEN  /  Christy Baron  /  “Take The Journey”
  • LIVING WITHOUT YOU  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Bill Henderson Live At The Vic”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Annie Sellick  /  “Street Of Dreams”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Kenny Rogers  /  “Timepiece”
  • EASTWOOD LANE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • A LITTLE TASTE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Dave Frishberg Classics”
  • YOU ARE THERE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Best of Love Songs”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SOCIAL DISTANCING” (3.21.20)

22 Mar

At times like these – perilous times, uncertain times – people turn to Turntable For One for information and advice. Clearly these are people who’ve never listened to the show before. But, okay, I can totally pretend to abandon my usual format and inveterate cynicism to talk about something serious. Social Distancing. What is it? How do I do it? And what can I do while I’m doing it? I think these songs demonstrate some of the actions and attitudes people should adopt to fill the long months ahead. I also threw in Stacey Kent and Rachael & Vilray to remind people of what we won’t be able to do, perhaps for a long, long time. A little salt never really hurts a wound, does it?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • BY MYSELF  /  Rene Zellweger  /  “Judy-Soundtrack”
  • ALL BY MYSELF  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Oh Look At Me Now”
  • LET’S EAT HOME  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Still On the Road”
  • TALK TO ME  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Talk To Me”
  • SHOW ME  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Something Cool”
  • TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT  /  Ruben Blades  /  “Una Noche Con Ruben Blades”
  • BREAKFAST ON THE MORNING TRAM  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • COME DANCE WITH ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Dance with Me”
  • SHALL WE DANCE  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In town”
  • ME AND MY SHADOW  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Allen Ludden  /  “Sings His Favorite Songs”
  • ALONE TOGETHER  /  Alyssa Allgood  /  “Exactly Like You”
  • TV BLUES  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • SCRABBLE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Ages”
  • FLIGHT OF THE FOO BIRDS  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • GET OUT OF TOWN  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “Mad About Madeline”
  • LET’S MAKE LOVE ON THIS PLANE  /  Rachael & Vilray  /  “Rachael & Vilray”
  • CELTIC SWING  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving Me Crazy”
  • I’M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • SONG ABOUT THE MOON  /  Alexis Cole  /  “Dazzling Blue”
  • I REMEMBER SKY  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “Turning Skies”
  • A TABLE SET FOR SOLITUDE  /  Dena DeRose  /  “Live At The Jazz Standard Vol. 1”
  • ET AINSI VA LA VIE  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Parisienne”
  • WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Once In A While”
  • LET IT BE  /  Diane Schuur  /  “Running On Faith”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SONGS ABOUT SONGS” – A SHOW FROM THE ARCHIVES – (1.18.20)

20 Jan

MIA again last Saturday and pulled another show from the archive, a show from 2016. I’ll be back live this Saturday. Keep watching this space: Details to follow…

Over the last 7 years, I’ve thought of musical themes of songs for about nearly everything you can think of. Hope you caught my shows with songs about Boy Meets Tinder, Practical First Aid, and The Only Thing The NSA Isn’t Watching Is Paint Drying. This week’s theme, Songs About Songs, was (for a change) more about the music than my paranoia.  I’m content.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WITH A SONG IN MY HEART  /  Chet Baker  /  “She Was Too Good To Me”
  •  I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART  /  Adrienne Fenemor  /  “Blue Skies”
  • THE SONG IS YOU  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Rare Sinatra”
  •  WHEN HE MAKES MUSIC  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Extra Special”
  • IF YOU WERE A SONG  /  Billy Brandt  /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor”
  • THE SONG IS ENDED  /  The Swingle Singers  /  “A Celebration Of The Voice”
  • IT WAS ALMOST LIKE A SONG  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • MUSIC  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine Live At Carnegie Hall”
  • I HEAR MUSIC  /  Stephane Grappelli  /  “How High The Moon”
  • I LIKE TO RECOGNIZE THE TUNE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Frederica Von Stade  /  “Another Side of Frederica Von Stade”
  • MUSIC MAESTRO PLEASE  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • SONG ABOUT THE MOON  /  Alexis Cole  /  “Dazzling Blue”
  • THE MUSIC GOES ROUND AND ROUND  /  Mark Pompe  /  “Monks’ Dream”
  • ONE NOTE SAMBA  /  Veronneau  /  “Jazz Samba Project”
  • ONE NOTE SAMBA  /  Betty Carter  /  “Round Midnight”
  • JOHNNY ONE NOTE  /  Anita O’Day  /  “Anita O’Day Swings Rogers & Hart”
  • BROOKLYN LOVE SONG  /  Duchess  /  “Duchess”
  • SWING  /  Allan Harris  /  “Nobody’s Gonna Love You Better”
  • YOU ARE LIKE A SONG  Svetlana & The Delancy 5  /  “A Night At The Speakeasy”
  • SING  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Various  /  “Sesame Street: The Best Of Elmo”
  • CAN’T HELP SINGING  /  Jody Sandhaus  /  “A Fine Spring Morning”
  • AS LONG AS I’M SINGING  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Capitol Collectors Series”
  • TEACH ME A SONG  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Never Let Me Go”
  • BABY’S REQUEST  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • A DOLLAR FOR A DIME  /  Joe Williams  /  “Every Night”
  • DEEP SONG  /  Morgana King  /  “It’s A Quiet thing”
  • A SONG FOR YOU  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “A Song For You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “FULL MOON RISING” (9.22.18)

22 Sep

I dedicated this week’s show to the upcoming full moon because it’s said that the full moon has an interrupting effect on human sleep patterns. I’ll do anything to try to keep my audience awake. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MOONDANCE  /  Van Morrison  /  “The Best Of Van Morrison Vol. 3”
  • MOONGLOW  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Solitude”
  • OLD DEVIL MOON  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “As I Remember It”
  • NO MOON AT ALL  /  Sara Gazarek & Josh Nelson  /  “Dream In Blue”
  • FLY ME TO THE MOON  /  Willie Nelson  /  “My Way”
  • MELANCHOLY MOON  /  Monica Munro  /  “Down To The River”
  • MOON-FACED & STARRY EYED  /  The Hi-Lo’s  /  “All That Jazz”
  • HOW HIGH THE MOON  /  Count Basie  /  “Count Basie & His Orchestra In London”
  • SONG ABOUT THE MOON  /  Alexis Cole  /  “Dazzling Blue”
  • WHAT A LITTLE MOONLIGHT CAN DO  /  Janet Planet  /  “Get Happy”
  • HELLO YOUNG LOVERS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  James Darren  /  “The Best Of James Darren”
  • DESTINATION MOON  /  Dinah Washington  /  Dinah ‘62”
  • MOONLIGHT SERENADE  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirting With Twilight”
  • HARVEST MOON  /  Cassandra Wilson  /  “New Moon Daughter”
  • SHINE ON HARVEST MOON  /  Jimmy Rushing & Dave Brubeck  /  “Brubeck & Rushing”
  • IN THE EVNING BY THE MOONLIGHT  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina At Newport”
  • IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • FORGET ABOUT THE MOONLIGHT  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “When You Make Me Smile”
  • OH YOU CRAZY MOON  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • I WANT TO TURN OUT MY LIGHT  /  April Barrows  /  “My Dream Is You”
  • MOON AND SAND  /  Kenny Burrell  /  “Guitar Forms”
  • POLKA DOTS & MOONBEAMS  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Sassy Swings The Tivoli”
  • MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Fly With Me”
  • IN THE GLOW OF THE MOON  /  Dena DeRose  /  “A Walk In The Park”
  • MOON RIVER  /  Gavin Hope  /  “For All We Know”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HITTING BOTTOM” (5.5.18)

6 May

I know it was wishful thinking on my part, but on Saturday’s show I celebrated finally hitting bottom. No, this wasn’t a tribute to Stormy Daniels, it was a realization that the way things are going, I may not live long enough to see us hit the actual bottom. All the songs and some of the singers know exactly what I meant.  So now, after this show, I can tell myself (or pretend) that things will start to get better. (I’m not holding my breath, because I know I really won’t live long enough that way.) 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT  / Alexis Cole  /  “A Kiss In The Dark”   
  • INTO EACH LIFE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • STOP THIS TRAIN  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story?” 
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Ray Charles  /  “The Genius Of Ray Charles”
  • ROCKS IN MY BED  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night” 
  • IT’S ALWAYS 4 AM  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life, Collected”  
  • OLD FASHIONED GAL  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”   
  • THE BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Boz Scaggs  /  “Speak Low”   (Decca Records)
  • MEET ME AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BOTTLE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “Live At Joe’s Pub”  
  • THE LIFE THAT I LEAD  /  Lou Rawls  /  “Carryin’ On”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin” 
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Miles Davis Quintet  /  “Miles Davis & John Coltrane: The Final Tour” 
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Sister Orchid” 
  • DID I EVER REALLY LIVE?  /  Joe Williams  /  “One For My Baby”   
  • BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You” 
  • EVERYBODY’S CRYIN’ MERCY  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend: Live In California”
  • DAYS LIKE THIS  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • THE END OF THE WORLD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Patty Duke  /  “Don’t Just Stand There”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Van Morrison  /  “Versatile”
  • I’M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS  /  Karrin Allyson  /  Round Midnight” 
  • LUSH LIFE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Boston Concert 1976”
  • SOPHISTICATED LADY  /  Linda Ronstadt  /  “Lush Life”
  •  NOTHING LASTS FOREVER  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In every Bar”   
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  

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PLAYLIST FOR “AND THE OSCAR DOESN’T GO TO…” (3.3.18)

3 Mar

It’s that time again, time when a few people are smiling with happiness and others are forcing smiles on their faces when there is disappointment in their hearts. That means it’s time for the 8th Annual Turntable For One salute to the Oscar LOSERS! Every one of these songs (except the last) was nominated and lost. (Although it’s hard to imagine any song losing to “It’s Hard Out There For A Pimp.”)

  (Year)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • (1934)   /  THE CARIOCA  /  Mel Torme  /  “Mel Torme With The Marty Paitch Deck-Tette”
  • (1943)  /  YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Freda Payne  /  “Come Back To Me Love”
  • (1943)  /  HAPPINESS IS JUST A THING CALLED JOE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Twelve Nights In Hollywood”
  • (1937)  /  THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Van Morrison  /  “Versatile”
  • (1965)  /  I WILL WAIT FOR YOU  /  Alexis Cole  /  “You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To”
  • (1951)  /  WONDER WHY  /   Freddy Cole  /  “Love Makes The Changes”
  • (1951)  /  TOO LATE NOW  /  Roberta Gambarini  /  “Easy To Love”
  • (1942)  /  HOW ABOUT YOU?  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Derek Jacobi & Ann Reid  /  “You Are The Best Thing…”
  • (1942)  /  DEARLY BELOVED  /  Vivian Buczek  /  “Live At The Palladium”                
  • (1936)  /  I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ultimate Sinatra”
  • (1936)  /  PENNIES FROM HEAVEN  /  Stephane Grappelli  /  “The Great American Songbook”
  • (1967)  /  THE LOOK OF LOVE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “The Main Ingredient”
  • (1982)  /  HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Tony Bennett & George Michael  /  “Duets: An American Classic”
  • (1970)  /  WHISTLING AWAY THE DARK  /  Janet Seidel  /  “Charade: Henry Mancini Songbook”
  • (1963)  /  CHARADE  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “Come By Me”
  • (1969)  /  WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • (1947)  /  I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • (1949)  /  MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Bill Evans  /  “The Last Waltz Disc 6”
  • (1945)  /  AREN’T YOU GLAD YOU’RE YOU  /  Cali Rose  /  “Are You Having Any Fun “
  • (1966)  ALFIE  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “A Quiet Thing”
  •  MAYBE THIS TIME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To The Ladies”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HEARTFELT AND HEARTLESS SONGS” (2.3.18)

4 Feb

Sure, Valentine’s Day is coming up, a time to celebrate all that’s heart-warning in our lives and music. But, come on, let’s not ignore everything that’s a little cold-hearted in this music we think is so cool. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I’M IN LOVE AGAIN  /  Marlene Ver Planck  /  “Once There Was A Moon”  
  • I WISH I WERE IN LOVE AGAIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Ultimate Sinatra) 
  • EVERYTHING I HAVE IS YOURS  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance” 
  • EVERYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU  /  Johanna Silanpaa  /  “From This Side” 
  • WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOU  / Nicolas Bearde  /  “The Fantasy Vocal Sessions” 
  • SHOW ME  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Something Cool”
  • SHOW ME A ROSE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Groucho Marx  /  “The Marx Brothers Greatest Hits”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Alexis Cole  /  “You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To” 
  • I CAN’T WAIT TO MISS YOU  /  Jack Jones  /  “Love Ballad” 
  • YOU FASCINATE ME SO  /  Ian Shaw  /  “The Theory Of Joy” 
  • YOU IRRITATE ME SO  /  Hetty Kate  /  “The Dan McLean Hot Six Meet Hetty Kate” 
  • GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE  /  Lorez Alexandria  /  “Alexandria The Great” 
  • I DON’T WANT MUCH  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend – Live In California” 
  • SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella With The London Symphony Orch.”   
  • BY MYSELF  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Leonard Nimoy  /  “The Two Sides Of Leonard Nimoy” 
  • SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN  /  Paul Jost  /  “Breaking Through” 
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Stan Getz  /  “Getz For Lovers” 
  • INTO EACH LIFE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”   
  • WHERE DO YOU START  /  Ed Reed  /  “Love Stories”   
  • I JUST WANT ALL MY STUFF  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Dotdotdot   
  • DREAM OF YOU  /  The Black Market Trust  /  “Just One Of Those Things” 
  • DARN THAT DREAM  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “But Beautiful” 
  • I WISH YOU LOVE  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Take A Look”   
  • TOO SOON TO TELL  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time” 
  • HERE’S TO LIFE  /  Eden Atwood  /  “Like Someone In Love” 
  • YOU MIGHT AS WELL LIVE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Till I Get It Right”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine   

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE MINISTER OF LONELINESS” (12.27.18)

27 Jan

Britain just installed its first Minister of Loneliness.  I thought I’d give her an idea of what she’ll be dealing with. Just listen to all these sad sausages. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artists  /  CD Or Album Title

  • IT’S A LONESOME OLD TOWN  /  Lena Horne  /  “Love Is The Thing”
  • DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • ALONE TOGETHER  /  Alexis Cole  /  “You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To”
  • ONLY THE LONELY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Only The Lonely”
  • ONLY THE LONELY  /  Kellye Gray  /  “And, They Call Us Cowboys”
  • SATURDAY NIGHT IS THE LONELIEST NIGHT OF THE WEEK  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “It’s A Good Day”
  • THE LONELY ONE  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat ‘King’ Cole & Me”
  • BREAKFAST ON THE MORNING TRAM  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ricky Nelson  /  “More Songs By Ricky”
  • LONELY IN NEW YORK  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Sophie Milman”
  • LONELY TIME  /  Maynard Ferguson  /  “A Message From Birdland”
  • SUCH A LONELY GIRL AM I  /  Jackie Cain  /  “So Many Stars”
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy & The Metropole Orchestra  /  “The Dream”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Jamie Cullum & Laura Mvula  /  “Interlude”
  • KILLING TIME  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In every Bar”
  • KILLING TIME  /  Carol Welsman  /  “Alone Together”
  • ALL ALONE AM I  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Brenda Lee  /  “Anthology 1956-1980”
  • I WAS A LITTLE TOO LONELY  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • CALL ME LONELY  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “When You Make Me Smile”
  • WHAT’LL I DO  /  Chet Baker  / “She Was Too Good To Me”
  • IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS OF THE MORNING  /  Lissy Walker  /  “Life Is Sweet”
  • ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT  /  Chris Botti & Paul Buchanan  /  “To Love Again”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Liane Carroll  /  “Billy No Mates”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SONGS ABOUT SONGS” (A SHOW FROM THE ARCHIVES) (9.30.17)

2 Oct

I couldn’t do a live show this week; fortunately, the opposite isn’t doing a dead show, but presenting a show from the Turntable For One archives. This was a show from a year or so ago, when I opined, Over the last 7 years, I’ve come up with musical themes of songs about nearly everything you can think of. Hope you caught my previous shows on songs about Silverware Safety, Practical Eccentricities, and The Only Thing The NSA Isn’t Watching Is Paint Drying. This week was more about music than my paranoia.  I’m content.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WITH A SONG IN MY HEART  /  Chet Baker  /  “She Was Too Good To Me”
  •  I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART  /  Adrienne Fenmor  /  “Blue Skies”
  • THE SONG IS YOU  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Rare Sinatra”
  •  WHEN HE MAKES MUSIC  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Extra Special”
  • IF YOU WERE A SONG  /  Billy Brandt  /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor”
  • THE SONG IS ENDED  /  The Swingle Singers  /  “A Celebration Of The Voice”
  • IT WAS ALMOST LIKE A SONG  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • MUSIC  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine Live At Carnegie Hall”
  • I HEAR MUSIC  /  Stephane Grappelli  /  “How High The Moon”
  • I LIKE TO RECOGNIZE THE TUNE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Frederica Von Stade  /  “Another Side of Frederica Von Stade”
  • MUSIC MAESTRO PLEASE  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • SONG ABOUT THE MOON  /  Alexis Cole  /  “Dazzling Blue”
  • THE MUSIC GOES ROUND AND ROUND  /  Mark Pompe  /  “Monks’ Dream”
  • ONE NOTE SAMBA  /  Veronneau  /  “Jazz Samba Project”
  • ONE NOTE SAMBA  /  Betty Carter  /  “Round Midnight”
  • JOHNNY ONE NOTE  /  Anita O’Day  /  “Anita O’Day Swings Rogers & Hart”
  • BROOKLYN LOVE SONG  /  Duchess  /  “Duchess”
  • SWING  /  Allan Harris  /  “Nobody’s Gonna Love You Better”
  • YOU ARE LIKE A SONG  Svetlana & The Delancy 5  /  “A Night At The Speakeasy”
  • SING  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Various  /  “Sesame Street: The Best Of Elmo”
  • CAN’T HELP SINGING  /  Jody Sandhaus  /  “A Fine Spring Morning”
  • AS LONG AS I’M SINGING  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Capitol Collectors Series”
  • TEACH ME A SONG  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Never Let Me Go”
  • BABY’S REQUEST  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • A DOLLAR FOR A DIME  /  Joe Williams  /  “Every Night”
  • DEEP SONG  /  Morgana King  /  “It’s A Quiet thing”
  • A SONG FOR YOU  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “A Song For You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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