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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 “SALUTE TO MOTHER’S DAY” (5.13.17)

15 May

Most of the singers are mothers, I tossed in a hefty helping of motherly advice, plus a couple of momma’s boys to help me wish all mothers a happy Mother’s Day.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  “CD Or Album Title

  • CALL ME  /  Astrud Gilberto  /  “A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness”
  • ALWAYS  /  Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap  /  “Love Is Here To Stay”
  • DAT DERE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • WHEN I GROW TOO OLD TO DREAM  /  Carline Ray  /  “Vocal Sides”
  • BLUE TURNING GRAY  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Harlem On My Mind”
  • MOTHER’S LOVE  /  Allan Harris  /  “Nobody’s Gonna Love You Better”
  •  HAPPINESS IS JUST A THING CALLED JOE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  12 Nights In Hollywood”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Ray Brown Jr.  /  “The Best of Ray Brown Jr.”
  • NEW WORDS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Laura Osnes  /  “If I Tell You”
  • MEDLEY FOR JORDAN/ NOT WHILE I’M AROUND  /  Veronica Nunne  /  “American Lullaby”
  • BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)
  • WHERE ARE YOU GOING?  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Songs Of Lost Love”
  • BEFORE YOU KNOW IT  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Dream”
  • I’M CONFESSIN’  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • LOOK AT THAT FACE  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Favorites From A Long Walk”
  • THAT FACE  /  Barbra Streisand  /  “What Matters Most Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of         Alan & Marilyn Bergman”
  • ME, MYSELF, AND I  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • BE A CHILD  /  Cleo Laine & Dudley Moore  /  “Smilin’ Through”
  • I’M GLAD THERE IS YOU  /  Jacqui Dankworth  /  “It Happens Quietly”
  • BLUE SKIES  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • I AM YOUR CHILD  /  Barry Manilow  /  “Barry Manilow”
  •  CHILDREN WILL LISTEN  /  Bernadette Peters  /  “Sondheim, Etc.: Live At Carnegie Hall”
  • SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “La Scala”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “APRIL FOOL!” (4.1.17)

3 Apr

You can fool some of the people some of the time – and why, for heaven’s sake, isn’t that enough? So much for my philosophy of life.  My philosophy of music is evident in the playlist below. Okay, maybe I played more “fool” songs than April Fools jokes, but why fool around when it comes to great singers and songs?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • I WAS A FOOL TO LET YOU GO  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • I’M A FOOL TO WANT YOU  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady in Satin”
  • THESE FOOLISH THINGS  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Triplicate”
  • FOOLS RUSH IN  /  Harold Mabern w/ Norah Jones  /  “Afro Blue”
  • YOUNG AND FOOLISH (Take #4)  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album”
  • BABY I’M A FOOL  /  Melody Gardot  /  “My One And Only thrill”
  • FOOL THAT I AM  /  Etta James  /  “The Second Time Around”
  • I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie” The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • YOU TURNED THE TABLES ON ME  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • WHAT KIND OF FOOL AM I  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  William Shatner  /  “What Kind Of Fool Am I”
  • THE FOOL ON THE HILL  /  Susanne Menzel w/ Bremen Philharmonic Strings  /  “Soulmates”
  • SHORT PEOPLE  /  Thomas Quasthoff  /  “Tell It Like It Is”
  • FOOLIN’ MYSELF  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • WHAT DO YOU DO AFTER YOU RUIN YOUR LIFE  /  Mose Allison  /  “Your Mind Is On Vacation”
  • THAT OLD DEVIL MOON  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Duets”
  • THE TROLLEY SONG  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant  /  “For One To Love”
  • LAURA  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “Capitol Collectors Series?
  • FUN TO BE FOOLED  /  Marlene VerPlanck  /  “My Impetuous Heart”
  • ANYONE CAN WHISTLE  /  Tania Grubbs  /  “Lost In The Stars”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Once To Every Heart”
  • BLAH, BLAH, BLAH  /  Nicole Herzog  /  “That’s Life”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Allan Harris, Takana Myamoto  /  “Convergence”
  • APRIL FOOLED ME  /  Heidi Blikenstaff  /  “The Land Where Good Songs Go”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “IT’S SPRING!” (3.25.17)

26 Mar

Some people see the arrival of Spring as renewal, rebirth, renascence; and some people see it as the time for paying taxes, seasonal allergies, and, worst of all, the return of “America’s Got Talent.” I see it as a chance to play these great songs and singers.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • APRIL IN PARIS  /  Count Basie  /  “April In Paris”
  • IT’S ANYBODY’S SPRING  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • SPRING IS HERE  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • IT’S A MOST UNUSUAL DAY  /  Jody Sandhaus  /  “I Think Of You”
  • SPRING IN MANHATTAN  /  Tony Bennett  /  The Many Moods Of Tony”
  • RUNNING WILD  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • APRIL SHOWERS  /  Julian Yeo  /  “1923”
  • NICE WEATHER FOR DUCKS  /  Irene Kral  /  “Just For Now”
  • HURRY, IT’S LOVELY UP HERE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • YOUNGER THAN SPRINGTIME  /  Oscar Peterson Trio  /  “Eloquence”
  • WHEN THE RED, RED ROBIN  /  (Mystery Verse)  /  Molly Lyons  /  “Verses Only”
  • WHEN THE RED, RED ROBIN  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Birds Of A Feather”
  • TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  “Mamaloshen”
  • TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Take Me Out To The Ball Game”
  • VAN LINGO MUNGO  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Dave Frishberg Classics”
  • DERRADEIRA PRIMAVERA  /  Allison Adams Tucker  /  “April In Paris”
  • SPRING  /  Susie Arioli  /  “Spring”
  • SPRING WILL BE A LITTLE LATE THIS YEAR  /  Wynton Marsalis  /  “The Midnight Blues”
  • SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Take To The Sky”
  • SPRING IS WHERE YOU ARE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Till I Get It right”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Greta Matassa  /  “The Smiling Hour”
  • SPRINGSVILLE  /  Miles Davis  /  “Miles Ahead”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING  /  Allan Harris/Takana Myamoto  /  “Convergence”
  • ANOTHER SPRING  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • 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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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

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