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PLAYLIST FOR “BAD HABITS” (10.23.21)

24 Oct

We all have them. We may try to hide them with varying degrees of success or failure because – let’s face it – they totally reveal us, they embarrass us, and the worst ones can  actually define us for the rest of our lives. Of course I’m talking about our high school yearbook photos. Of course I’m not talking about our high school yearbook photos. I’m talking about Bad Habits. So it was nothing but Bad Habits this week – ranging from binge watching to smoking, drinking, co-dependence. magical thinking, and more. I’d go on but I’ve been told that but rambling is a bad habit. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • TV BLUES  /  Tom Rust and The Malcolm Edmonstone Trio  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • SCOTCH AND SODA  /  Amanda Carr  /  “Carr Toons”
  • I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Kenny Rankin  /  Professional Dreamer”
  • MY NEW CELEBRITY IS YOU  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • DRINKING AGAIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nothing But The Best”
  • BAD HABITS  /  Rachael Price  /  “Dedicated To You”
  • I DON’T WORRY ABOUT A THING  /  Mose Allison  /  “Mose In Your Ear”
  • RUNNING WILD  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • COFFEE TIME  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Jack Jones & The Lennon Sisters  /  “Dream A Little Dream”
  • I’M ALWAYS DRUNK IN SAN FRANCISCO  /  Kitty Margolis  /  “Heart & Soul”
  • SOMETIMES I’M HAPPY  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • YOU’RE GETTING TO BE A HABIT WITH ME /  Delicatessen  /  “Bossa + Jazz”
  • LET’S TALK ABOUT ME  /  Hot Club Sandwich  /  “Café Matrix”
  • TALKING TO MYSELF  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Remembering You”
  • PENNIES FROM HEAVEN  /  Ruben Blades & Roberto Delgado & His Orchestra  /  “Salswing!”
  • DREAM  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • I JUST WANT TO BE HORIZONTAL  /  Samoa Wilson With The Jim Kweskin Band  /  “I Just Want To Be Horizontal”
  • THE TEXTING SONG /  Dave Tull  /  “Texting And Driving”
  • HUMMIN’ TO MYSELF  /  Linda Ronstadt  /  “Hummin’ To Myself”
  • HUNGRY MAN  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “For Centennial Reasons”
  • I’M HIP  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Confessions”
  • WHERE DID THE MAGIC GO?  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Astoria: Portrait Of The Artist”
  • SILLY HABITS  /  Mel Torme & Janis Ian  /  “Mel Torme And Friends”
  • DON’T SMOKE IN BED  /  Nina Simone  /  “Mood Indigo”
  • EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD  /  Kari Kirkland  /  “Wild Is the Wind”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HOLIDAYS I MISSED” (9.18.21)

20 Sep

Do you know how many holidays I missed during my show’s two-month summer hiatus? You probably don’t because you have real lives and don’t spend your week desperately trying to think of some kind of ironic new musical theme.  But this week I told the audience to forget their night caps and put on their party hats while I celebrated Holidays That I Missed. (By the way: all of these holidays are real.)

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

  • (Aug. 24 – Amelia Earhart Day)  /  COME FLY WITH ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love”
  • (July 10 – Teddy Bear Picnic Day)  /  THE TEDDY BEARS’ PICNIC  /  Bing Crosby  /  “Musical Moments To Remember”
  • (Aug 10 – National Lazy Day)  /  LAZY AFTERNOON  /  Joyce Lyons  /  “Sooner Or Later”
  • (July 29 – National Rain Day)  /  INTO EACH LIFE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • (Aug 1 – National Friends Day)  /  YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • (July 21 – National Junk Food Day)  /  HUNGRY MAN  /  Mark Winkler  /  “West Coast Cool”
  • (Aug 16 – National Chant At The Moon Day)  /  MOON RAY  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Dream”
  • (Aug 12- National Middle Child Day)  /  NUAGES  /  Anat Cohen  /  “Django Festival All Stars 2012”
  • (July 11 – Cheer Up The Lonely Day)  /  SMILE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  George Benson  /  “Inspiration: A Tribute Nat King Cole”
  • (Aug 27 – National Just Because Day)  /  I DOUBLE DARE YOU  /  Terry Waldo & Tatiana Eve-Marie  /  “I Double Dare You”
  • (Aug 16 – National Airborne Day)  /  DOWN HERE ON THE GROUND  /  Mark Murphy  /  “The Dream”
  • (Aug 8 – National Cat Day)  /  THE ALLEY CAT SONG  /  Gemma Sherry  /  “Let’s Get Serious”
  • (July 26 – All or Nothing Day)  /  ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL  /  Jack Jones  /  “Seriously Frank”
  • (July 27 – National Scotch Day)  /  SCOTCH AND SODA  /  Amanda Carr  /  “Carr Toons”
  • (Aug 15 – National Relax Day)  /  RELAX  /  Cormac Kenevy  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • (July 7 – National Tell The Truth Day)  /  THE MOMENT OF TRUTH  /  Marion Montgomery  /  “Lovin’ Is Livin”
  • (Aug 12 – National Vinyl Day)  /  NAIMA  /  Charles Lloyd  /  “Autumn In New York”
  • (Aug 4 – National Single Working Woman’s Day)  /  SWEETHEART  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Great City”
  • (August 20 – National Radio Day)  /  BABY’S REQUEST  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • (Aug 13 – National Blame Someone Else Day)  /  DON’T BLAME ME  /  Stephanie Nakasian  /  “Show Me The Way To Get Out Of This World”
  • (Aug 3 – Tony Bennett’s Birthday)  /  I GOT LOST IN HER ARMS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • (Sept. 3 Global Whistling Competition)  /  ANYONE CAN WHISTLE  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Something Good”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR ” A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN” (1.12.19)

13 Jan

Turntable For One is all about problems – certainly not solving them, more like creating them, exacerbating them, and at the very least exploiting them. So this week I tackled the problem of the government shutdown. What did I do? I played music, of course, but I also dedicated the program to the 800,000 federal employees who have gone from figuring out how to live paycheck to paycheck to how to live no paycheck to no paycheck. The President said he didn’t want to call this a shutdown. I agree. How about travesty?

 

(Government Dept.)  /SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME?  /  George Michael  /  “Symphonica”
  • (Interior Dept.)  /  MOUNTAIN GREENERY  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Echoes”
  • (Interior Dept.)  /  TEDDY BEAR’S PICNIC  /  Bing Crosby  /  “Musical Moments To Remember: Bing Crosby”
  • (Interior Dept.)  /  RHODE ISLAND IS FAMOUS FOR YOU  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “My Foolish Heart”
  • STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER  /  John Daversa Big Band  /  “American Dreamers”
  • (TSA, FBI)  /  SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “The Very Best Of Nancy WIlson”
  • (TSA, FBI)  /  I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie”
  • (Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms)  /   SCOTCH AND SODA  /  Amanda Carr  /  “Carr-Toons”
  • (Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms)  /   SMOKING MY SAD CIGARETTE  /  Kate McGarry  /  “Centennial”
  • (Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms)  /   THE CONTINUING STORY OF BUNGALOW BILL  /  The Beatles  /  “The Beatles”
  •  (Treasury Dept.)  /  WHO WILL BUY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Nancy Sinatra  /  “Movin’ With Nancy Sinatra”
  • (Treasury Dept.)  /  BUY AND SELL  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • (Politician to Lobbyist)  /  LOVE FOR SALE  /  Aretha Franklin  /  “Yeah!!” 
  • THE NEUTRON DANCE  /  The Ault Sisters  /  “Sisters In Swing”
  • (HUD)  /  THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Boston Concert 1976”
  • (HUD)  /  HOME ON THE RANGE  /  Janet Planet  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • (FDA)  /  FRIM FRAM SAUCE  /  Vocapella  /  “Black Coffee”
  • (Coast Guard)  /  MY SHIP  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “For Those Who Think Young”
  • (Transportation Dept.)  /  COME FLY WITH ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love”
  • (Transportation Dept.)  /  ROUTE 66  /  Ann Hampton Callaway  /  “Signature”
  • (Transportation Dept.)  /  I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Bye Bye Blackbird”
  • (State Department)  /  CHORO POUR LES AMANTS ETERNELS  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “A Contretemps”
  • (State Department)  /  WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • (State Department)  /  APRIL IN PARIS  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Gypsy In My Soul”
  • AMERICAN TUNE  /  Kurt Elling  /  “1619 Broadway – The Brill Building Project”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

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PLAYLIST FOR “GONE FISHIN'” (6.28.16)

27 Jun

WMNR Fine Arts Radio was celebrating another Musical Theme Week, “Gone Fishin'”. So, of course, I jumped right in, since I’ve spent my life  fishing for the right words and angling for an original thought. Although I came up with just two songs actually about fishing, I found songs about fishing metaphors (see if you can guess which metaphor goes with which songs) and songs about taking off and going traveling in general.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or album Title

 

  • I’M GONNA GO FISHING  /  Peggy Lee  /  “The Best Of Peggy Lee”
  • THE FISHIN’ HOLE  /  Andy Griffith  /  “American Originals”
  • I WANT A LITTLE GIRL  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • GOOD BAIT  /  Amanda Carr  /  Soon”
  • AREN’T I CUTE?  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “It’s About Time”
  • SLAP THAT BASS  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “How Do You Keep The Music Playing?”
  • THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY  /  Judy Garland  /.  “Judy At Carnegie”
  •  LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • THE NIGHTSHIFT  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  /  “Unexpected Dreams”
  • DRINKING AGAIN  /  Sam Harris  /  “Standard Time / Different Stages?”
  • FAR AWAY PLACES  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • LET’S TAKE A WALK AROUND THE BLOCK  /  Mel Torme  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • LET’S GET AWAY FROM IT ALL  /  Morgana King  /  “This Is Always”
  • LET’S GO  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “The Hot Sardines”
  • I WISH I COULD GO TRAVELING AGAIN  /  Stacey Kent  /  Breakfast On The Morning Tram”
  • COME FLY WITH ME  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • ROUTE 66  /  Glen Frey  /  “After Hours”
  • SUNDAY AFTERNOON  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings”
  • LOVE ON A GREYHOUND BUS  /  Janet Planet  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Jimmy Scott  /  “Milestone Profiles: Jimmy Scott”
  • SLOW BOAT TO CHINA  /  Cleo Laine  /  “If We Lived On Top of a Mountain
  • UNDER PARIS SKIES  /  Toots Thielemans  /  “Chez Toots”
  • CHEZ MOI  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  •  THE COFFEE SONG  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  •  A FOGGY DAY  /  Audrey Bernstein  /  “Audrey Bernstein Loves Blue”
  •  MY LOVE WENT TO LONDON  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To The Ladies”
  • I’VE BEEN AROUND  /  Frank Sinatra Jr., Tierney Sutton, Pat Williams  /  “Home Suite Home”
  • IT’S NICE TO GO TRAV’LIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Fly With Me”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “THE CHINESE FORTUNE COOKIE GAME” (6.6.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzvocals #inbed

7 Jun

You’ve all played the game, saying  “in bed” after reading your fortune cookie. Well,  if saying “in bed” turns an ordinary fortune cookie fortune into instant hilarity, think what it will do at the end of song titles? I’ve thought of it. You might want to try it with book titles. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • ANYTHING GOES  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • THE JERSEY BOUNCE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “All The Cats Join In”
  • I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE  /  Pete McGuinness  /  “Voice Like A Horn”
  • ALL OF ME  /  Eugenie Jones  /  “Come Out Swingin’”
  • I COULD WRITE A BOOK  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • BITTER WITH THE SWEET  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • I WANT TO BE HAPPY  /  Julian Yeo  /  “You And The Night”
  • ANYONE CAN WHISTLE  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Sings Sondheim”
  • I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Cleavon Little  /  “Blazing Saddles”
  • I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra & Swingin’ Brass”
  • DO IT THE HARD WAY  /  Amanda Carr  /  “Tender Trap”
  • I’M ADDICTED TO YOU  /  The Swinging Belles  /  “I’m Old Fashioned”
  • YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG  /  Curtis Stigers & Cyrille Aimee  /  “Hooray For Love”
  • YOU CAN’T LOVE ‘EM ALL  /  Loston Harris  /  “Swingfully Yours”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

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PLAYLIST FOR “DOS & DON’TS” (2.21.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

22 Feb

Every other radio program thinks you want to be told what to do and what not to do, so why should I miss out on all the fun? This week I played an hour of Dos and Don’ts. Need even more directives? Be sure to download my moral compass app, 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • PLEASE DON’T TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I’M GONE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Swing Along With Me”
  • DO IT THE HARD WAY  /  Amanda Carr  /  “Tender Trap”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ray Charles and Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • DON’T BE ON THE OUTSIDE  /  Katie Thiroux  /  “Introducing Katie Thiroux
  • DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • DON’T TAKE YOUR LOVE FROM ME  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “The Nancy Wilson Show”
  • EVERYBODY SAYS DON’T  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • WHY DON’T YOU DO RIGHT // (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Amy Irving  /  “Who Framed Roger Rabbit Soundtrack”
  • DON’T BE BLUE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • AIN’T DOIN’ BAD DOIN’ NOTHIN’  /  Hetty Kate & The Irwell Street String Band  /  “A Late Brunch On Irwell Street”
  • DON’T WORRY ABOUT ME  /  Sachal Vasandani  /  “We Move”
  • CHILDREN WILL LISTEN  /  Liz Callaway  /  “Passage Of Time”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  *Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

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