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PLAYLIST FOR “MIXED MESSAGES” (5.29.21)

31 May

Webster may be the champion of spellers and Fowler the God of Grammar, but my mother was the unchallenged monarch of the mixed message, offering such gems as “Is that a new haircut? Maybe your friends won’t notice.” “That’s a funny joke. Do you think anyone will get it?” “A new job? Wonderful. I hope it’s not too much for you.” (I could go on and on and on – but I think you get the idea.) So this week I gave my audience a masterclass in Mixed Messages, passing along some of Mom’s favorite techniques and strategies with the help of some mixed message song combinations by some unequivocally great singers.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYTHING I HAVE IS YOURS  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • EVERYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU  /  Johanna Sillanpaa  /  “From This Side”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  Jacintha  / “Autumn Leaves”
  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “It’s A Good Day”
  • REMIND ME  /  Doris Day & Andre Previn  /  “Duets”
  • BLUE SKIES  /  Lyle Lovett  /  Smile”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Ann Hampton Callaway  /  “Ann Hampton Callaway”
  • BY MYSELF  /  Helen Merrill & Gordon Beck  /  “No Tears….No Goodbyes”
  • ALL I NEED NOW IS THE GIRL  /  Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington  /  “Francis A & Edward K”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley  /  Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley
  • I WANNA GET MARRIED  /  Nellie McKay  /  Get Away From Me”
  • STELLA BY STARLIGHT  /  Maynard Ferguson  /  “A Message From Birdland”
  • WITH A SONG IN MY HEART  /  Anita Wardell Quartet  /  “Until The Stars Fade”
  • I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes it Happen”
  • EARLY TO BED  /  Maud Hixson  /  (Demo)
  • NIGHT LIFE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “September Ballads”
  • TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “12 Nights In Hollywood”
  • DETOUR AHEAD  /  Jonathan Karrant & Joshua White  /  “Shadows Fall”
  • FAR AWAY PLACES  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Astoria: Portrait Of The Artist”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • I CAN’T WAIT TO MISS YOU  /  Jack Jones  /  “Love Ballad”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “WINNING SINGERS-LOSING SONGS” (4.24.21)

25 Apr

It’s time for the Oscars again. And, yes, you can fault the Oscars for being over-the-top – over the top egos, over the top vanity, over the top self-adulation. On the other hand, what do people who don’t win usually say? “It’s an honor just to be nominated.” And I can’t remember anyone at the Oscars insisting the voting was rigged or asking for a recount. I’m just saying… So in honor of the Academy Awards, I brought back a longtime Turntable for One tradition, listening to some wonderful Oscar nominated songs. Not the winners! Instead I presented a couple of hours of winning singers singing Oscar losing songs.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • (1936)  /  I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Live At The Sands/ Show 2”
  • (1963)  /  CHARADE  /  Angela Hagenbach  /  “The Way They Make Me Feel”
  • (1936)  /  WHEN DID YOU LEAVE HEAVEN  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “No Regrets”
  • (1943)  /  MY SHINING HOUR  /  Anita Wardell  /  “Until The Stars Fade”
  • (1951)  /  WONDER WHY  /  Kenny Burrell  /  “Blues-The Common Ground”
  • (1943)  /  YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • (1955)  /  SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE  /  Jacintha  /  “Autumn Leaves”
  • (1937)  /  THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Danny DeVito  /  “Living Out Loud”
  • (1957)  /  WILD IS THE WIND  /  Kari Kirkland  /  “Wild Is The Wind”
  • (1936)  /  PENNIES FROM HEAVEN  /  Ruben Blades  /  “Salswing”
  • (1995)  /  YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • (1948)  /  IT’S MAGIC  /  James Brown  /  “Soul On Top”
  • (1937)  THAT OLD FEELING  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Sings Sweet Songs For Swingers”
  • (1947)  I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • (1944)  /  LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY  /  Stephane Grappelli  /  “Priceless Jazz 26: Stephane Grappelli”
  • (1949)  /  MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Boston Concert 1976”
  • (1945)  /  I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Sunset In The Blue”
  • (1942)  /  DEARLY BELOVED  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Silver Lining”
  • (1938)  /  CHANGE PARTNERS  /  Monica Ramey  /  “Monica Ramey & The Beegie Adair Trio”
  • (1943)  /  HAPPINESS IS JUST A THING CALLED JOE  /  Ruth Cameron  /  “Roadhouse”
  • (1979)  /  THE RAINBOW CONNECTION  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “NOSTALGIA NIGHT” – AN ARCHIVE PRESENTATION (3.10.18)

11 Mar

I replayed a show from last November because I couldn’t do a live show this week and, considering all the horrendous things that haves happened just since November, I’ve taken to longing for the good old days — of not so long ago. It was nostalgic for when I was smart and my phone was dumb, when a blue state was just me having a bad day, and when Harvey was a six-foot invisible rabbit you really wanted to see and not a creep you never want to see again. We can’t live in the past, but I don’t mind an occasional visit. I’ll be back from my trip down memory lane and in the studio next Saturday night. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • YESTERDAYS  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “A Fine Romance”
  • I’VE HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY  /  Jaimee Paul  /  “At Last”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Ray Charles  /  “Ray Charles Forever”
  • TRY TO REMEMBER  /  Morgana King  /  “A Taste Of Honey”
  • EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN  /  Michael Holmes  /  “Let Yourself Go”
  • IF YOU WANT THE RAINBOW  /  Roberta Donnay & Prohibition Mob Band  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • SWING BROTHER SWING  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Harlem On My Mind”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tony Perkins  /  “On A Rainy Afternoon”
  • I’D GIVE A DOLLAR FOR A DIME  /  Champian Fulton  /  “Champian Sings & Swings”
  • WHEN THE WORLD WAS YOUNG  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Triplicate”
  • INTERMISSION RIFF  /  Stan Kenton  /  “Kenton In Hifi”
  • YOU COULDN’T BE CUTER  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • MY HOME TOWN  /  Tom Leher  /  “The Old Dope Peddler”
  • WHERE DID THE MAGIC GO  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Astoria: Portrait Of The Artist”
  • THANKS FOR THE MEMORY  /  Bob Hope & Shirley Ross  /  “Thanks For The Memory”
  • YOUNG AND FOOLISH  /  Anita Wardell  /  “Women With Standards”
  • GOOD OLD BAD OLD DAYS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)   /  George Burns  /  “As Time Goes By”
  • LAST NIGHT WHEN WE WERE YOUNG  /  Kenny Burrell  /  “Guitar Forms”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  Allan Harris  /  “Nobody’s Gonna Love You Better”
  • I’M OLD FASHIONED  /  Paula Cole  /  “Ballads”
  • LET’S TAKE AN OLD FASHIONED WALK  /  Melissa Walker  /  I Saw The Sky”
  • THE WAY WE WERE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Boston Concert 1976”
  • THESE FOOLISH THINGS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “The Complete Verve Master Takes”
  • IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “September Of My Years”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  / (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “NOSTALGIA NIGHT” (11.18.17)

18 Nov

I thought about the good old days this week, when I was smart and my phone was dumb, when a blue state was me having a bad day, and when Harvey was a six-foot invisible rabbit you really wanted to see and not a creep you never want to see again. We can’t live in the past, but I don’t mind an occasional visit. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • YESTERDAYS  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “A Fine Romance”
  • I’VE HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY  /  Jaimee Paul  /  “At Last”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Ray Charles  /  “Ray Charles Forever”
  • TRY TO REMEMBER  /  Morgana King  /  “A Taste Of Honey”
  • EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN  /  Michael Holmes  /  “Let Yourself Go”
  • IF YOU WANT THE RAINBOW  /  Roberta Donnay & Prohibition Mob Band  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • SWING BROTHER SWING  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Harlem On My Mind”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tony Perkins  /  “On A Rainy Afternoon”
  • I’D GIVE A DOLLAR FOR A DIME  /  Champian Fulton  /  “Champian Sings & Swings”
  • WHEN THE WORLD WAS YOUNG  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Triplicate”
  • INTERMISSION RIFF  /  Stan Kenton  /  “Kenton In Hifi”
  • YOU COULDN’T BE CUTER  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • MY HOME TOWN  /  Tom Leher  /  “The Old Dope Peddler”
  • WHERE DID THE MAGIC GO  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Astoria: Portrait Of The Artist”
  • THANKS FOR THE MEMORY  /  Bob Hope & Shirley Ross  /  “Thanks For The Memory”
  • YOUNG AND FOOLISH  /  Anita Wardell  /  “Women With Standards”
  • GOOD OLD BAD OLD DAYS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)   /  George Burns  /  “As Time Goes By”
  • LAST NIGHT WHEN WE WERE YOUNG  /  Kenny Burrell  /  “Guitar Forms”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  Allan Harris  /  “Nobody’s Gonna Love You Better”
  • I’M OLD FASHIONED  /  Paula Cole  /  “Ballads”
  • LET’S TAKE AN OLD FASHIONED WALK  /  Melissa Walker  /  I Saw The Sky”
  • THE WAY WE WERE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Boston Concert 1976”
  • THESE FOOLISH THINGS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “The Complete Verve Master Takes”
  • IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “September Of My Years”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  / (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SO LONELY I COULD CRY” (1.9.16)

10 Jan

As Turntable For One moves into its new time-slot (now 9:00-11:00 PM) I wanted to do a show about being all alone in the radio station since my friend, Dan Lenore, has retired his show which preceded mine.  I thought that paying tribute to him would be easier than paying back the money I owe him. I’ll let you know how that turns out. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • MY BUDDY  /  Dr. John  /  “Trippin’ Live”
  • WHAT’LL I DO  /  Kim Nazarian  /  “Some Morning”
  • SATURDAY NIGHT IS THE LONELIEST NIGHT  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • CALL ME LONELY  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “When You Make Me Smile”
  • DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • IT’S ALWAYS 4:00 AM  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Blue & Pink, The Blue Songs”
  • MY ECHO, MY SHADOW, AND ME  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses At The Bottom”
  • LEARNING THE BLUES  /  Anita Wardell  /  “Kinda Blue”
  • EMPTY TABLES  /  Loston Harris  /  “Why Try To Change Me Now”
  • DRINKIN’ AGAIN  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story?
  • IT’S LONELY AT THE TOP  /  Randy Newman  /  “Songbook Vol. 1”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Whisper Not”
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy  /  “The Dream”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Cassia DeMayo  /  “Heart, We Will Forgive Him”
  • I HAVEN’T ANYTHING BETTER TO DO  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Ask A Woman Who Knows”
  • BILLY’S BLUES  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • SOLITUDE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “Baby Plays Around”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • ALL BY MYSELF  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Oh, Look At Me Now”
  • ONLY THE LONELY  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Dancing In The Dark”
  • JUST DROPPED BY TO SAY HELLO  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Capitol Years”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Theme Music)

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