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PLAYLIST FOR “HALLOWEEN PARTY 2018” (10.27.18)

28 Oct

Time for my annual Halloween party with haunting melodies sung by some of my favorite ghosts and others. Another Turntable For One tradition: trick or treaters coming to the door dressed in celebrity costumes and me handing out appropriate songs to them (since I’ve usually eaten all of the Halloween candy by then). This year, because of the truly scary and horrible events of Saturday and the past week(s), I started with a special Nina Simone song I’d play if the poor battered and beleaguered world came to my door. Nina recorded that song in 1968. Why is it still so heartbreakingly relevant today?

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

  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone And Piano”
  • HALLOWEEN SPOOKS  /  Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross  /  “The Hottest New Group In Jazz”
  • THE HOUSE IS HAUNTED  /  Lisa Lindsley  /  “Long After Midnight”
  • (TV Weather Reporters)  /  SINGING IN THE RAIN  /  Paul Jost  /  “Breaking Through”
  • IN MY SOLITUDE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Sophisticated Lady”
  • (Kanye West)  /  TWISTED  /  Lambert, Hendricks, And Ross  /  “The Hottest New Group In Jazz”
  • DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD  /  Lillie Kae  /  “I’m Glad There’s You”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • (Alexa)  /  CANDY  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Nelson Eddy  /  “Ghost Riders In The Sky”
  • I PUT A SPELL ON YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “I Put A Spell On you”
  • (Edgar Allan Poe)  /  BYE BYE BLACKBIRD  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • LULLABY OF BIRDLAND  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At Zardi’s”
  • (Robert Mueller)  /  I’VE GOT MY EYES ON YOU  /  Fred Astaire  /  “The Special Magic of Fred Astaire”
  • GHOST OF YESTERDAY  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • (Hillary Clinton)  /  HOW CAN I MISS YOU (WHEN YOU DON’T GO AWAY)  /  Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks  /  “Original Recordings”
  • BEWITCHED  /  Pamela Luss  /  “Bewitched & Witchcraft”
  • HAUNTED HOUSE  /  Andy Scott  /  “Angels”
  • (Ruth Bader Ginsburg)  /  CERTIFIED SENIOR CITIZEN  /  Nancy Stearns  /  “A Wish”
  • THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  Tony Bennett & Dave Brubeck  /  “Bennett & Brubeck: The White House Session”
  • I DON’T STAND A GHOST OF A CHANCE WITH YOU  /  Yusef Lateef  /  “Relax Jazz”
  • YOU ARE THERE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • WHISTLING AWAY THE DARK  /  Wesla Whitfield  /  “Livin’ On Love”
  • WHISTLING PAST THE GRAVEYARD  /  Holly Cole  /  “Night”
  • (Joe Biden & Bernie Sanders)  /  I’LL BE AROUND  /  Willie Nelson  /  “My Way”
  • HAUNTED HEART  /  Kate McGarry  /  “Easy To Love”
  • I SEE YOUR FACE BEFORE ME  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “GHOSTS AND GOBLINS AND WITCHES AND SPELLS” (10.27.12)

29 Oct

Don’t you love Halloween traditions? Like songs about ghosts and witches and spells; and hurricanes that change the geography of the East Coast and turn off the electricity for at least a week. I prefer the tradition of killing people with a tossed handful of flour rather than with hurricanes. Let’s cancel this modern-day tradition for next year, okay?

Don’t know for certain if there will be a live show this coming Saturday. Watch this space for updates.

And while you’re here, click on Thanksgiving Show to see if you’d like to make a musical contribution to the show. 

TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title  

  • HALLOWEEN SPOOKS  /  Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross  /  “The Hottest New Group In Jazz”
  • I DON’T STAND A GHOST OF A CHANCE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Fine And Mellow”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • I PUT A SPELL ON YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  I Put A Spell On You”
  • DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD  /  Lillie Kae  /  “I’m Glad There Is You”
  • NOT WHILE I’M AROUND  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirting With Twilight”
  • GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Peggy Lee  /  “The Early Years”
  • HAUNTED HEART  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “Hearts and Minds”
  • BEWITCHED, BOTHERED, AND BEWILDERED  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Concert Sinatra”
  • BEWITCHED  /  Pamela Luss  /  “Live At The Jazz Standard”
  • THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Clint Eastwood Presents: Johnny Mercer”
  • WHISTLING AWAY THE DARK   /Henry Mancini/Monica Mancini  /  “Ultimate Mancini”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)
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