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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 “BATTLE OF THE HAVES AND HAVE-NOTS” (3.4.17)

6 Mar

They say that there’s more that unites us than divides us. Well, not on Turntable For One, I’m happy to say. Lots of opposing viewpoints, lots of opposing styles, and lots of songs about “having” and “not having”. And a good time was had by all…okay, maybe only by the host.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • GOD BLESS THE CHILD  /  Tony Bennett & Billie Holiday  /  “Bennett On Holiday”
  • I’VE GOT THE SUN IN THE MORNING  /  Marlene Ver Planck  /  “Meets Saxomania In Paris”
  • I GOT PLENTY O NUTTIN’  /  Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Porgy & Bess”
  • NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT  /  Nina Simone  /  “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”
  • I’VE GOT EVERYTHING I NEED  /  Fleurine  /  “Meant To Be”
  • I HADN’T ANYONE TILL YOU  /  Thelonious Monk  /  “Solo Monk”
  • I HADN’T ANYONE TILL YOU  /  Veronica Nunn  /  “Standard Delivery”
  • EVERYDAY  /  Joe Williams & Count Basie  /  “Breakfast Dance & Barbecue”
  • EVERY OTHER DAY I HAVE THE BLUES  /  Dave Tull  /  “I Just Want To Get Paid”
  • I’VE GOT A RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Judy Holliday  /  “Their Only Recording Together”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ultimate Sinatra”
  • I’VE GOT NO STRINGS  /  Roz Corral  /  “Telling Tales”
  • EVERYTHING I HAVE IS YOURS  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • EVERYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU  /  Johanna Sillanpaa  /  “From This Side”
  • I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “One More for The Road”
  • I AIN’T GOT NOTHING BUT THE BLUES  /  Silvia Droste  /  “From Dusk To Dawn”
  • BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME  /  Sonny Criss  /  “Out Of Nowhere”
  • I’VE GOT FIVE DOLLARS  /  Anita O’Day  /  “Swings Rogers & Hart”
  • YOU GOT TO PICK A POCKET OR TWO  /  Ian Shaw  /  “The Theory of Joy”
  • I’VE GOT THAT THING  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Sentimental Streak”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A HEART  /  Michael Winkle  /  “The Only Dream”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • I GOT IT BAD  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • BILLY’S BLUES  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • IF I HAD YOU  /  Nnena Freelon  /  “Live”
  • GOD BLESS THE CHILD  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Be Good”
  • 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 “THE (LOST) ART OF WRITING LETTERS” (5.14.16)

16 May

Remember when 140 characters meant a Tolstoy novel, not our major means of communicating with each other? Remember when Snail Mail referred to the gender of a specie, not to the U.S. Postal Service? Remember when a sound bite was an accident with the neighbor’s dog, not a statement by a politician? (Although you’d probably be wise to get a rabies shot after both of those events.) We seem to have lost a number of things these days – skills such as logic, empathy, listening. This week I thought I’d tackle the lost art of letter writing with a couple dozen wonderful songs and singers on the topic. 

 

  • TAKE A LETTER, MISS JONES  /  Mel Torme  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • LOVE LETTERS  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Stardust”
  • I’M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • SEALED WITH A KISS  /  Anne Farnsworth  /  “Sealed With A Kiss”
  • MR. SANDMAN  /  Anita O’Day & Cal Tjader  /  “Time For Two”
  • POSTCARD LOVERS  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • P.S. I LOVE YOU  /  Jimmy Scott  /  “Over The Rainbow”
  • FAMOUS BLUE RAINCOAT  /  Leonard Cohen  /  “The Essential Leonard Cohen”
  • DEAR BIX  / Renee Yoxon & Chad Linsley  /  “Impossible: Live At Musideum”
  • TONY BENNETT  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old, New, Borrowed, And The Blues”
  • TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS  /  Helen Merrill  /  “Casa Forte”
  • YOU’RE THE TOP  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Cary Grant & Ginny Sims  /  “Music of Cole Porter”   
  • MONA LISA  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Tokyo 96”
  • SMITTEN WITH YOU  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Attachments”
  • HONEY PIE  /  Tuck & Patty  /  “Love Warriors”
  • HEY JOHN  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings”
  • HEY YOU WITH THE CRAZY EYES  /  Loston Harris  /  “Swingfully Yours”
  • BABY, WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME  /  Champian Fulton  /  “After Dark”
  • MEET ME AT NO SPECIAL PLACE  /  Maud Hixson  /  “Love’s Refrain”
  • LONELY TIME  /  Maynard Ferguson  /  “Message From Birdland”
  • YOU’RE DRIVING ME CRAZY  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “Secret Heart”
  • DEARLY BELOVED  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Hollywood My Way”
  • THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Rarities, Outtakes, & Other Delights, Vol. 2””
  • HURRY IT’S LOVELY UP HERE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • DON’T SMOKE IN BED  /  Nina Simone  /  “Little Girl Blue”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  

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PLAYLIST FOR “DRINKING AGAIN” & “SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN” (ARCHIVE SHOWS) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

24 Apr

I dusted off a couple shows from the Turntable For One archives and took the weekend off. Miss me? Well, I’ve been getting ready for an extra-special show this coming Saturday. Be here Wednesday and I’ll give you a hint.

 

For those of you who can’t get through an hour of  me without a drink or two, this show was for you! 

DRINKING AGAIN

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  Album or CD Title

  • THE DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES    /  Anita O’Day  /  “Anita O’Day”
  • SCOTCH AND SODA  /  The Kingston Trio  /  “The Kingston Trio Greatest Hits”
  • THE WHIFFENPOOF SONG  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers And Losers”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Live At The Sahara”
  • DRINKING AGAIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nothing But The Best”
  • VODKA  /  Victoria Hart  /  “The Lost Gershwin”
  • CHAMPAGNE  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Way Down Low”
  • THE NIGHT THEY INVENTED CHAMPAGNE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • ME AND MY GIN  /  Dinah Washington  /  “Ultra Lounge: Hey, Bartender”
  • I’M ALWAYS DRUNK IN SAN FRANCISCO  /  Cannonball Adderley Quintet w/Ernie Andrews  /  “Live Session”
  • MY MELANCHOLY BABY  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • COCKTAILS FOR TWO  /  The Real Group  /  (Live Performance)
  • MAKE IT ANOTHER OLD FASHIONED, PLEASE  /  Julie London  /  “Ultra Lounge: Hey, Bartender”
  • LADIES WHO LUNCH  /  Elaine Stritch  /  “Company”

 

SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN

What’s the difference between a Dream and a Plan? Well, I’ve been having a lot of bad dreams lately, a lot of bad plans, too. Dreams aren’t real and they don’t come true…of course, most of my plans don’t come true, either. You know, maybe there’s no difference at all. Both of them end in disappointment and heartache – but not when singers like the ones I played are singing about plans they’re making!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • TEA FOR TWO  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie  /  “Ella & Basie”
  • ALL MY TOMORROWS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Complete Capitol Singles”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Nancy Wilson And Cannonball Adderley  /  “Nancy Wilson And Cannonball Adderley”
  • LET’S EAT HOME  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Still On The Road”
  • LET’S TAKE A WALK AROUND THE BLOCK  /  Mel Torme  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • SOMEDAY  /  Chantal Chamberland  /  “Dripping Indigo”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Interlude”
  • I’M GOING TO KISS THAT BOY  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Second Hand Smoke”
  • I GUESS I’LL HAVE TO CHANGE MY PLANS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /Jonathan Schwartz  /  “Alone Together”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Astoria: Portrait of The Artist”
  • DEVIL MAY CARE  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story?”
  • RICH INTERIOR LIFE  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Don’t Cry for No Hipster”
  • TWO FOR THE ROAD  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “I’m With The Band”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “DEMENTIA REDUX” AND “IT’S ABOUT TIME” (3.12.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

13 Mar

Everything was clicking along with great songs, great singers, and a very current and topical theme – Dementia – when I seemed to remember suddenly (and conveniently) that I had done this very same theme three weeks ago. I thought it was the perfect example of “form is content.” I also thought someone in the audience might call me out on this “mistake,” but I guess either the audience is just too kind and considerate to criticize me or dementia is more of a problem than I thought. So I quickly switched gears and since it was Daylight Saving Time “Spring Ahead” night, I played an hour of songs about Time

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

DEMENTIA REDUX

  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Kristin Berardi  /  “Where Or When”
  • PURE IMAGINATION  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Here, There, And Everywhere!”
  • WHY CAN’T I FORGET?  /  Maureen McGovern  /  “State of The Heart”
  • GOIN’ OUT OF MY HEAD  /  Sergio Mendes  /  “Sergio Mendes & Brazil ’66 Greatest Hits”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • YESTERDAYS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “My Kind Of Broadway”
  • MEMORIES OF YOU  /Frank Sinatra  /  “Ultimate Sinatra”
  • WHEN I’M 64  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  George Michael  /  “Symphonica”
  • REMEMBER  /  Anita O’Day  /  “Tav’lin’ Light”   
  • WHERE ARE YOU?  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Bill Henderson With The Oscar Peterson Trio”
  • AS LONG AS I LIVE  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • I HAVE THE FEELING I’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Two For The Road”

ITS ABOUT TIME

  • MOONLIGHT SAVING TIME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summer Time”
  • TIME ON MY HANDS  /  Ahmad Jamal  /  “Cross Country Tour”                                    
  • FIVE MINUTES MORE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TIME IT WAS  /  Shirley Horn  /  “But Beautiful: The Best Of Shirley Horn”
  • TIME AFTER TIME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Perfectly Frank”
  • IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT  /  Lena Seikaly  /  “Written In The Stars”
  • IN A NEW YORK MINUTE  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • COFFEE TIME  /  Carmen McRae & Andre Previn  /  “Masters Of Swing”
  • I’M GETTING OLD BEFORE MY TIME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Glenn Frey  /  “After Hours”
  • 3 O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING  /  Beegie Adair & Jaimee Paul  /  “Vintage Jazz”
  •  NINE O’CLOCK  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • WHO KNOWS WHERE THE TIME GOES  /  Renee Fleming  /  “Christmas In New York”
  • TIME YOU OLD GYPSY MAN  /  Julius LaRosa  /  “It’s A Wrap”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (THEME MUSIC)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “GIVING YOU THE WILLIES” (5.23.14)

24 May

It’s not what you think. I mean, the world is scary enough, so why would I want to add to it? Instead I played an assemblage of some of my favorite Willys, Williams, Billys and Billies, all chosen in my usual willy-nilly way. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE  /  Willie Nelson  /  “American Classic”                        
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Nat Cole With Billy May  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE  /  Anita O’Day With Billy May  /  “Swings Rogers And Hart”
  • LET’S GET AWAY FROM IT ALL  /  Frank Sinatra with Billy May  /  “Come Fly With Me”
  • PURE IMAGINATION  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Here, There, And Everywhere!”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Bill Evans Trio  /  “The Last Waltz”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • AND SO IT GOES  /  Billy Joel  /  “My Lives”
  • HOW INSENSiTIVE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  William Shatner  /  “Spaced Out: The Very Best of Leonard Nimoy & Wm. Shatner”
  • DON’T CRY BABY  /  Billy Eckstine with Count Basie  /  “Basie/Eckstine Inc”
  • I’VE GOT A CRUSH ON YOU  /  Kenny Rankin/ Sue Raney/ Bill Watrous  /  “Professional Dreamer”
  • I SEE YOUR FACE BEFORE ME  /  Bill Henderson / Oscar Peterson  /  “Bill Henderson with the Oscar Peterson Trio”
  • A FLOWER IS A LOVESOME THING  /  Lena Horne  /  “Lena: A New Album”
  • BILLY’S BLUE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)