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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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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

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PLAYLIST FOR “SONGS ABOUT SONGS” (9.17.16)

17 Sep

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 on songs about Boy Meets Tinder, Practical First Aid, and The Only Thing The NSA Isn’t Watching Is Paint Drying. This week was 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 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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