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PLAYLIST FOR “YEAR IN REVIEW 2019” (12.28.19)

29 Dec

I took a look back at some of my favorite themes from 2019 and some of my favorite songs from them. (BTW: The first song refers to one of my favorite jokes from this year: Because of climate change and rising sea levels, what city will become the new capital of the East Coast?) So what have we learned this year? I learned we’d better hope we’re being graded on a curve. 

(Musical Theme)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • (Climate Change)  /  GARY INDIANA  /  Janet Planet  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • INTO EACH LIFE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • (Musical Tribute To Laziness)  /  UP A LAZY RIVER   /  The Mills Brothers & Count Basie  /  “The Board Of Directors”
  • WHAT’S WRONG WITH BEING LAZY?  /  Jean Laughlin m /  “Miracle Of Life”
  • (The “I” Word)  /  IMAGINATION   /  Jesse Belvin  /  “Mr. Easy”
  • (Morning People vs Night Owls)  /OUR DELIGHT  /  3rd Coast Vocals  /  “3VC”
  • IN THE EVENING  /  Joe Williams  /  “At Newport ‘63”
  • (Happy Birthday, Nat King Cole)  /  HOW DOES IT FEEL  /  Dannah Garay  /  “Remembering Nat King Cole”
  • THE RULES OF THE ROAD  /  Yannick Bovy  /  “Celebrates Nat King Cole”
  • (I’m In A Subjunctive Mood)  /  IF I HAD YOU  /  Nnenna Freelon  /  “Live”
  • (The Known & Unknown)  /  I KNOW YOUR HEART BY HEART  /  Mel Torme  /  “That’s All”
  • I DON’T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT YOU  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • (Uncivil Discourse)  /  IT’S TOO LATE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “The Vienna Affair”
  • YOU IRRITATE ME  /  Carla Starkie  /  “New Dawn”
  • (International Jazz Day)  /  ON S’EST AIME  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “A Contretemps”
  • (Give & Take)  /  TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE  /  Paul Jost  /  “Simple Life”
  • (Bitterness)  /  THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Imelda May, Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • (Everything Old Is Still Old)  /  DEAR OLD STOCKHOLM  /  Stan Getz & Chet Baker  /  “The Stockholm Concerts”
  • (Two Words)  /  EMBRACEABLE YOU  /  Laura Nyro  /  “Angel in The Dark”
  • (Talk The Talk)  /  SAY IT ISN’T SO  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “A Little Sugar”
  • (Uncle Bill’s Storytime)  /  THAT AFTERNOON IN HARLEM  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Company I Keep”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Julie Kelly  /  “Everything I Love”
  • (Violin Week)  /  CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • GOODBYE FOR NOW  /  Rigmor Gustafsson w/ Radio String Quartet Vienna  /  “Calling You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HEADLINE NEWS” (9.14.19)

14 Sep

Have you checked out the headlines these days? Accusations. Recriminations. Distortions. And that’s just about the weather! To give everyone a break, I’ve come up with some “headlines” of my own, sung by some of my favorite headliners.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYTHING’S MOVIN’ TOO FAST  /  Hetty Kate  /  “The Dan McLean Hot Six Meet Hetty Kate”
  • NO MOON AT ALL  /  Carolyn Lee Jones  /  “Close Your Eyes”
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Merry Go Round”
  • WITHOUT A SONG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “I Remember Tommy”
  • LOVE IS SWEEPING THE COUNTRY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The George & Ira Gershwin Songbook”
  • (John Bolton)  / I’VE ONLY MYSELF TO BLAME  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad And Blues Master”
  • THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR THE SUNRISE  /  Sue Raney  /  “Happiness Is A Warm Sue Raney”
  • ADDICTED TO LOVE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • (The Bahamas)  /  INTO EACH LIFE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Patty Duke  /  “Don’t Just Stand There”
  • SOME DAYS EVERYTHING GOES WRONG  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “The Shelter of Your Arms”
  • (Emergency Headline From The White House)  /  STARS FELL ON ALABAMA  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • TIS AUTUMN  /  Nnenna Freelon  /  “Heritage”
  • SUNDAY IN NEW YORK  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Ultra Lounge: Wild, Cool, & Swinging”
  • AUTUMN IN NEW YORK  /  Mary Stallings  /  “But Beautiful”
  • EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend – Live In concert”
  • RULES OF THE ROAD  /  Syndee Winters  /  “Lessons From A Lady”
  • YOU CAN’T LOVE ‘EM ALL  /  Loston Harris  /  “Swingfully Yours”
  • DOWNHILL  /  Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Swing Out”
  • IT ISN’T SO GOOD IT COULDN’T GET BETTER  /  Ronny White  /  “Whyte Wolf”
  • (R.B. G.)  /  I’M STILL HERE  /  Elaine Stritch  /  “Show Stoppers Vol. 2”
  • PEOPLE TIME  /  Stan Getz Quartet  /  “Yours & Mine”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Imelda May & Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”ˆ
  • WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sing Comden & Green”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “I GOT TWO WORDS FOR YOU” (9.7.19)

9 Sep

You know what drives me crazy? People who over-use already tired rhetorical cliches, such as “With all due respect” – which is always a lie. My least favorite: “I got two words for you…” I thought (hoped) if I used that phrase over and over and over for two hours and if every song I played had a two-word title, maybe – just maybe – people would think twice (or maybe even once) and not use that annoying expression. Did it work? I got three words for myself: “In your dreams.”

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • ALONE TOGETHER  /  Alyssa Allgood  /  “Exactly Like You”
  • IT’S MAGIC  /  James Brown  /  “Soul On Top”
  • BY MYSELF  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Lazy Afternoon”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • FASCINATING RHYTHM  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • MONA LISA  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat ‘King’ Cole & Me”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  Betty Carter & Carmen McRae  /  “Duets”
  • THAT FACE  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • WONDERFUL GUY  /  Wesla Whitfield  /  “Beautiful Love”
  • EMBRACEABLE YOU  /  (Mystery Verse)  /  Molly Lyons  /  “Verses Only”
  • EMBRACEABLE YOU  /  Laura Nyro  /  “Angel In The Dark”
  • WHO CARES  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • THOU SWELL  /  Lucy Yeghiazaryan  /  “Blue Heaven”
  • SWEET LORRAINE  /  Nicolas Beard  /  “I Remember You: The Music Of Nat King Cole”
  • GOING UPTOWN  /  Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Swing Out”
  • DON’T EXPLAIN  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Renderings”
  • I’M HIP  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Confessions”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Jesse Belvin  /  “Mr. Easy”
  • YOU’LL SEE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • MOOD INDIGO  /  Wynton Marsalis & JALCO  /  “Live In Swing City”
  • SIGNING OFF  /  Lauren White  /  “Life In The Modern World”
  • GEORGIA ROSE  /  Gavin Hope  /  “For All We Know”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Betty Carter & Carmen McRae  /  “Duets”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • SWEET SLUMBER  /  Jimmy Witherspoon & Jack McDuff  /  “The Blues Is Now”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SEASON FINALE 2019 – SUMMER LISTENING ASSIGNMENTS” (6.29.19)

30 Jun

Turntable For One is on hiatus until August 31st. So, as I always do on the final program, I gave out summer listening assignments for July and August. Plus, as I also always do, I talked about the ice cream treats I’ll be serving on my summer job on a wandering ice cream truck.

On the menu this year: 20 different ice creams in one bowl. Last year I called it the Kitchen Sink sundae; this year: the Democratic debate sundae.

Last year I sold the classic orange sherbet treat, the skyrocket. This year I’m testing something new and explosive: Little Skyrocket Man.

How about a Polar Icecap sundae? (Which is really just a glass of warm water.)

New this year: the Bill Barr Milkshake – you can order it but it will never show up.

I’m trying out a new combination of mint and peach ice creams – I’m hoping peach-mint really catches on this summer.

Don’t forget about The Infrastructure Sundae – a combination of Rocky Road ice cream and crumbled bridge mix.

A green reminder: When you’re done with your ice cream, pass your spoon on to the next customer. (Hey – either you believe in recycling or you don’t!) 

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SOME OF THESE DAYS  /  Rebekah Victoria  /  “Songs Of The Decades”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  Jesse Belvin  /  “Mr. Easy”
  • I’M OLD FASHIONED  /  Gretje Angell  /  “In Any Key”
  • PURE IMAGINATION  /  John Doakes  /  “True Love”
  • IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE  /  Sarah McKenzie  /  “Secrets Of My Heart”
  • MAYBE I’M IN LOVE  /  Marina & The Kats  /  “Swingsalabim”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • I WON’T DANCE  /  Yamit Lemoine  /  “Ain’t Misbehavin’”
  • INTO EACH LIFE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • I CRIED FOR YOU  /  Ellen Andersson  /  ’S’Wonderful”
  • MANHATTAN  /  Nikki Parrott  /  “From New York To Paris”
  • GOING UPTOWN  /  Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Swing Out”
  • AGAIN  /  Nancy Kelly  /  “Remembering Mark Murphy”
  • AGAIN  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • YOU IRRITATE ME  /  Carla Starkie  /  “New Dawn”
  • TAKE A BITE  /  Margaret Whiting  /  “The Lady’s In Love With You”
  • THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bernie Sanders  /  “We Shall Overcome”
  • FIRE  /  The Ault Sisters  /  “Sisters In Song”
  • WHERE DO YOU GO?  /  Stan Getz Quartet  /  “Getz At The Gate”
  • THE MAN WITH THE HORN  /  Calabria Foti  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • DON’T LIKE GOODBYES  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • SIGNING OFF  /  Helen Merrill  /  “You’ve Got A Date With The Blues”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “WHO CARES?” (5.4.19)

6 May

It all started because I was sick and tired of hearing words like mischaracterization, and collusion, and all the words that rhyme with it – contusion, infusion, diffusion, transfusion, confusion, etc. Enough! So I devised a care package, two-hours of songs with a word that seems to fallen out of favor in our vocabulary these days: care. 

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WHO CARES  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME  /  Hailey Reinhardt & Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • PLEASE BE KIND  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • WHY SHOULD I CARE  /  Viktoria Tolstoy  /  “Meet Me At The Movies”
  • I SHOULD CARE  /  Betty Carter  /  “In Person”
  • LIFE DON’T CARE  /  Idiomatics  /  “Out Of Town”
  • CAN’T BUY ME LOVE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • I DON’T CARE MUCH  /  Hailey Tuck  /  “Junk”
  • THE CARELESS YEARS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tony Perkins  /  “From My Heart”
  • CARELESS LOVE  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “Careless Love”
  • CAREFUL  /  Gary Burton  /  “Something’s Coming”
  • DEVIL MAY CARE  /  Mary Foster Conklin  /  “Grace Notes”
  • THE BLUES DON’T CARE  /  Nat Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • I’M THE CARING KIND  /  Susie Arioli  /  “Spring”
  • DON’T YOU KNOW I CARE  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “No Regrets”
  • CARELESS WHISPERS  /  Postmodern Jukebox  /  “Clubbin’ With Grandpa”
  • IF I DIDN’T CARE  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Amy Adams & Lee Pace  /  “Miss Pettigrew Lives for A Day Soundtrack”
  • S’WONDERFUL  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “S’Wonderful”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Bill Evans  /  “The Complete Riverside Recordings”
  • BE CAREFUL IT’S MY HEART  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Home”
  • WHEN NO ONE CARES  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “When No One Cares”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Bill Evans  /  “The Complete Riverside Recordings”
  • CHILDREN WILL LISTEN/YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT  /  Renee Fleming & Leslie Odom Jr.  /  “Broadway”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HEARTFELT, HEARTBREAKING, & HEARTLESS LOVE SONGS – JUST ANOTHER VALENTINE’S DAY” (2.16. 19)

16 Feb

Sure, Valentine’s Day is for lovers. But what about all the people who don’t have someone in their lives? Who’s going to play love songs for those sad sausages? I think I took care of that with some songs especially for them.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LOVE IS A NECESSARY EVIL  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life, Collected”
  • DOWN WITH LOVE  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • THE TENDER TRAP  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Sessions”
  • VALENTINE’S DAY  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Lonely Woman”
  • SOMETHIN’ LIKE LOVE  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS LOVE  /  Carmen McRae  /  “The Great American Songbook”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  Willie Nelson & Nora Jones  /  “My Way”
  • LOVE, I HEAR  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Move On: A Sondheim Adventure”
  • I’M THROUGH WITH LOVE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jack Lemmon  /  “A Twist Of Lemmon”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Michel LeGrand  /  “Michel Legrand At Shell’s Manne-Hole”
  • EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • TOO SOON TO TELL  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • KNITTING CLASS  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Turned To Blue”
  • SAVE YOUR LOVE FOR ME  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • SAVE YOUR LOVE FOR ME  /  Nancy Wilson  /. “Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Memories Of You: Remembering Joe Williams”
  • CALL ME IRRESPONSIBLE  /  Lyn Stanley  /  “London Calling”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tony Perkins  /  “On A Rainy Afternoon”
  • THAT TIRED ROUTINE CALLED LOVE  /  Mary Foster Conklin  /  “Blues For Breakfast”
  • I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Jacky Terasson  /  “Jacky Terasson”
  • WILD IS LOVE  /  Cecile McLoren Salvant /  “The Window”
  • SAY IT  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirting With Twilight”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

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PLAYLIST FOR “THE YEAR IN REVIEW 2018” (12.29.18)

30 Dec

I spent a couple of hours reflecting on some of the weekly musical themes from the past year and some of my favorite musical discoveries in an attempt – probably a futile one – to distract the audience from reflecting on all of the things they could have been doing instead of listening to my show every week. Who needs to hear their regrets when I have plenty of my own?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WALKING HAPPY  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Lonely Woman”
  • YOU ARE THERE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • CONJUGAISON AMOUREUSE  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “A Contretemps”
  • A MAN AIN’T SUPPOSED TO CRY  /  John Doakes  /  “Forever Reasons”
  • I WANT TO BE EVIL  /  Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings  /  “Groovin”
  • COFFEE TIME  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Still Unforgettable”
  • THE COFFEE SONG  /  Hot Club Sandwich  /  “Café Matrix”
  • THE PEOPLE YOU NEVER GET TO LOVE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Rupert Holmes  /  “Have Yourself A Jazz Christmas”
  • TAKE A BITE  /  Margaret Whiting  /  “The Lady’s In Love With You”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Because of You”
  • MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME  /  Hailey Reinhardt, Jeff Goldblum, Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • MY CHERIE AMOUR  /  Stevie Wonder & Count Basie Orchestra  /  “All About that Basie”
  • NOT MY TIME  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • I’LL BE SEEING YOU  /  Ellen Andersson Quartet  /  “I’ll Be Seeing You”
  • YOU CAN’T ALWAYS SING A HAPPY SONG  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Burt Reynolds  /  “Ask Me What I Am”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR’S EVE?  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “A Capitol Christmas”
  • IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS OF THE MORNING  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Another Time Another Place”
  • SNOW WHITE  /  Marina & The Kats  /  “Small”
  • SOMETIME WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy & The Metropole Orch.  /  “The Dream”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Gregory Porter  /  “Ella with The London Symphony Orchestra”
  • ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?  /  Paul Buchanan, Chris Botti  /  “To Love Again”
  • WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Kitty Margolis & Michael Bluestein  /  “Heart & Soul: Live In San Francisco”
  • SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD  /  Jimmy Scott  /  “The Source”
  • TIME IS A FUNNY THING  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Some Of That Sunshine”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

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