Tag Archives: Andy James


30 May

Axiom…Thumb…Under…Triad -I know, it sounds like some words I missed on a sixth grade spelling test. Well, they’re also words I’ve been using to play the addictive, time-suck word game, Wordle, figuring out the five-letter word of the day. Probably many in my audience play Wordle during my show. You can imagine how happy I am not to have their full attention. Putting that aside, I offered them a bunch of five-letter words to improve their game. Who says public service radio is dead?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • DOOZY  /  Jackie Ryan  /   “Doozy”
  • SUNNY  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Francis A. & Edward K.”
  • EVERYBODY HAS A RIGHT TO BE WRONG  /  Veronica Swift  /   “This Bitter Earth”
  • CANDY  /  Dr. John  /   “In A Sentimental Mood”
  • EVERY TIME I’M WITH YOU  /  Nancy Lane  /   “Let Me Love You”
  • SATIN DOLL  /  Jimmy Smith  /   “Organ Grinder Swing”
  • ON A CLEAR DAY  /  Cyrille Aimee & Adonis Rose & New Orleans Jazz Orch.  /  “Petite Fleur”
  • AGAIN  /  Mark Murphy  /   “Songbook”
  • MY HEART BELONGS TO DADDY  /  John Patitucci & Andy James  /   “An Evening With John Patitucci & Andy James”
  • WALKING HAPPY  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /   “That Face”
  • FEVER  /  Gretje Angell  /   “In Any Key”
  • MUSIC  /  Cleo Laine  /   “Cleo Laine At Carnegie Hall”
  • SO DANCO SAMBA  /  Joao Gilberto  /  “Stan Getz: The Bossa Nova Years
  • LET’S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE  /  Sharon Van Etten & Jeff Goldblum  /  “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This”
  • SPEAK LOW  /  Tony Bennett & Norah Jones  /   “Duets II”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Joanie Sommers  /   Here, There, & Everywhere”
  • NEVER LET ME GO  /  John Doakes  /   “True Love”
  • BILLY’S BLUES  /  Mark Winkler  /   “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME  /  Sarah Vaughan  /   “Sarah Vaughan & The Jimmy Rowles Quintet”
  • LUCKY TO BE ME  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Lucky To Be Me”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Paul Jost  /  “While We Were Away”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Randy Crawford & Joe Sample  /   “Live”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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26 Sep

This was the week of WMNR’s Fall Fundraising Drive and many of the broadcasters and staff took to the airwaves to ask, cajole, exhort, plead, beg for listeners to call in to make a pledge. I tried to be a little more laid back, subtle, and subliminal, playing songs with telephone in the title or lyrics. Plus I also asked, cajoled, exhorted, etc., etc. to make a few buck for the station. Wondering what Just In Time and The Party’s Over has to do with the telephone? I refer you to the synopsis of Bells Are Ringing.


SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • CALL ME  /  Andy James  /  “Tu Amor”
  • ALL ALONE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Sassy Swings Again”
  • YOU DON’T CALL ME  /  Simone Kopmajer  /  “My Favorite Songs”
  • JELLY, JELLY  /  Billy Eckstine & Count Basie  /  “Count Basie & Friends 100th Birthday Bash”
  • BLESS THE TELEPHONE  /  Nicky Schrire  /  “Space & Time”
  • HELLO, MA  BABY  /  Julian Yeo  /  “1923”
  • I’M CHECKING OUT GOOMBYE  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Strictly Romancin”
  • SATIN DOLL  /  Phish  /  “Live Phish”
  • THE TELEPHONE SONG  /  Gemma Sherry  /  “Music To Dream To”
  • HALLELUJAH I LOVE HER SO  /  Ray Charles  /  “Live At l’Olympia”
  • TEA FOR TWO  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Freda Payne & Kurt Elling  /  “Let There Be Love”
  • A PHONE CALL TO THE PAST  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “From Broken Hearts To The Blue Skies”
  • CHANGE PARTNERS  /  Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim  /  “Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings”
  • JUST IN TIME  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At The Village Gate”
  • BASEBALL  /  Bob Newhart  /  “Off The Record”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • IT’S ALWAYS 4 A.M.  /  Judy Roberts  /  “The Other World”
  • THESE FOOLISH THINGS  /  Aaron Neville  /  “The Grand Tour”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • I AIN’T GOT NOTHING BUT THE BLUES  /  Kenny Washington  /  “What’s The Hurry”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Just One Of Those Things”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Missed the show? Need a wake-up call?  Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to an archived version.

Turntable For One – full-length shows! –  are now on Mixcloud

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