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PLAYLIST FOR “AN EXERCISE IN EXERCISING” (6.25.22)

27 Jun

Until recently my exercise regimen consisted of Running my mouth, Stretching the truth; Rushing to judgment; and Leaping to all the wrong conclusions. Those days are gone. Now I have a Life Coach telling me when to sleep, when to wake up, when to stand, and how far to walk and on and on. And there’s no way I can tell this Life Coach to put a cork in it because my Life Coach isn’t a person – it’s an Apple Watch that’s become the boss of me. So if I have to endure this torture, of course, my audience had to endure the torture with two-hours of songs about exercise. I’d write more but my damned watch is telling me it’s time to stand!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • LET’S TAKE A WALK AROUND THE BLOCK  /  Mel Torme  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • WALKING AFTER MIDNIGHT  /  Staci Griesbach  /  “Mu Patsy Cline Songbook”
  • RUNNIN’ WILD  /  Cecile McLorin-Salvant  /  “Dreams & Daggers”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • THROW IT AWAY  /  Maydie Myles  /  “The Ones I Love”  
  • I’M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • WALKIN’  /  The Real Group  /  Unreal”
  • SHALL WE DANCE  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • KISS AND RUN  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
  • IT SWUNG WIDE OPEN  /  Joey DeFrancesco  /  “In The Key Of The Universe”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Ethel Ennis  /  “Ethel Ennis”
  • ME & MY SHADOW  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Allen Ludden  /  “My Favorite Songs”
  • COME RUNNING  /  Lena Horne  /  “At The Waldorf Astoria”
  • LESTER LEAPS IN  /  Count Basie  /.  “Count Basie At Newport”
  • EVERYBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG  /  Veronica Swift  /  “This Bitter Earth”
  • YOU CALL IT JOGGING  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles”
  • LAVERNE WALK  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Let’s Get Lost”
  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • LET’S TAKE AN OLD FASHIONED WALK  /  Karin Plato & Denzal Sinclair  /   “The State of Bliss”
  • JUST MY IMAGINATION  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Prde & Joy”
  • HIT THE GROUND RUNNIN’  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Language”
  • CANOE  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • IF I HAD YOU  /  Willie Nelson & Diana Krall  /  “American Classic”
  • JUMP FOR JOY  /  Kenny Burrell  /  “Ballad Essentials”
  • I WALK A LITTLE FASTER  /  Chiara Pancaldi w/ Cyrus Chestnut  /  “I Walk A Little Faster”
  • LIFE’S A LESSON  /  Ben Sidran & Giorgia  /  “Ben There, Don’t That”  
  • 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 “MARIE KONDO WEEK!” (2,23.19)

24 Feb

This week’s show was a tribute to the diva of decluttering, the dean of de-accession, the titan of tidying up – Marie Kondo. I played nothing but music that “sparks joy” for me and tossed in a few joyful requests from the audience. Plus, following Marie Kondo’s advice, I gathered all my musical themes, thanked several of them for their service, and summarily threw them away. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album title

  • BLEE BLOP BLUES  /  Count Basie  /  “Count Basie At Newport”
  • I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  Standing Room Only”
  • I LOVE THE WAY YOU’RE BREAKING MY HEART  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • STEPPING OUT WITH MY BABY  /  Fred Astaire  /  “The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  Anita O’Day  /  “The Big Band Sessions”
  • IL POETA  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Intermezzo”
  • HOUSE OF GOLD  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Monica Ramey  /  Monica Ramey & The Beegie Adair Trio”
  • WELL, YOU NEEDN’T  /  Cody Owen Stine Trio
  • POSTCARD LOVERS  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • CALL ME IRRESPONSIBLE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Allen Ludden  /  “Sings His Favorite Songs”
  • AGUAS DE MARCO  /  Paula Morelenbaum  /  Live In Italia”
  • ALL SAINT’S DAY  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving Me Crazy”
  • EXACTLY LIKE YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “The Colpix Years”
  • FORGET THE WOMAN  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art of Excellence”
  • PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENT  /  Sting  /  “The Last Ship”
  • MANHATTAN  /  Sara Bareilles  /  “Brave Enough”
  • CARAVAN  /  Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  Al Jarreau  /  Accentuate The Positive”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC  /  Betty Carter & Carmen McRae  /  “Duets”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC  /  Mel Torme  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • GONE FOR THE DAY  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Lonely Woman”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Keith Jarrett At The Blue Note
  • TU LO SAI  /  Joyce DiDonato  /  “Songplay”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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