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PLAYLIST FOR “IT’S THAT TIME!” (11.6.21)

8 Nov

Something unusual and special happened this weekend. No, my show wasn’t organized and coherent. I said, unusual and special, I didn’t say anything about a miracle. If you’ve been examining or reexamining your life, you’ve probably thought. “Wouldn’t it be great if I could turn back the clock?” Well, this was  your night! The end of Daylight Saving Time.  Time to Fall behind and turn the clocks back an hour. So as what I’m calling a public service, I offered some reminders about turning back the clocks and a few suggestions for what to do with that extra hour. So what I’m calling a good time was had by all. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Rebecka Toernqvist  /  “The Stockholm Kaza Sessions”
  • FIVE MINUTES MORE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TIME IT WAS  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant  /  “Woman Child”
  • A TIME FOR LOVE  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Pointless Nostalgia”
  • MOONLIGHT SAVING TIME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • ONE O’CLOCK JUMP  /  Count Basie  /  “Basie At Birdland”
  • THREE O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING  /  Beegie Adair with Jaimee Paul  /  “Vintage Jazz”
  • THREE O’CLOCK BLUES  /  Jimmy Smith & B.B. King  /  “Dot Com Blues”
  • SO LITTLE TIME (SO MUCH TO DO)  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Sentimental Streak”
  • GOOGLEABLE  /  Ori Dagan  /  “Less Than Three”
  • EARLY IN THE MORNING  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Cyndi Lauper with B. B. King & Allen Toussaint  /  “Memphis Blues”
  • NINE O’CLOCK  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • MIDNIGHT SUN  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “How Long Has This Been Going On”
  • COUNT DOWN  /  Count Basie  /  “Basie Plays Hefti”
  • FIVE O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING  /  Joe Williams & Count Basie  /  “Everyday I Have The Blues”
  • IT’S ALWAYS 4 AM  /  Judy Roberts  /  “The Other World”
  • EVENIN’  /  Tony Bennett & Ray Charles  /  “Playin’ With My Friends”
  • 11:60 PM  /  Hetty Kate  /  “11:60 PM”
  • ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS  /  Carly Simon  /  “My Romance”
  • SAVE THAT TIME  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Double Rainbow”
  • TIME IS A FUNNY THING  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Some Of That Sunshine”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Mark Winkler & David Benoit  /  “Mark Winkler & David Benoit”
  • TIME TO GO  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Don’t Be So Blue”
  • GIVE ME TIME  /  Doris Day & Andre Previn  /  “Duet”
  • TIME YOU OLD GYPSY  /  Julius LaRosa  /  “It’s A Wrap!”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SUCKERS AND LOSERS” (9.12.20)

13 Sep

I don’t know why I thought of this theme. Must be something in the air. So I played some of my favorite sucker/loser songs; and after half an hour, I told the audience that I’d been suckering them into thinking I was just doing another one of those ironic themes. I dedicated the rest of the show to musicians, singers, composers, and lyricist  who are/were definitely non-suckers and non-losers. Not only have they served to create, expand, and embolden the world of jazz, but also they served this country in its military forces. (I also took a moment or two to grieve the passing of Gary Peacock.)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HERE’S TO THE LOSERS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  Softly As I Leave You”
  • BOOZERS AND LOSERS  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers & Losers”
  • BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME?  /  George Michael  /  “Symphonica”
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Alejandra Martin  /  “Lush Life”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Al Hibbler & Rahsaan Roland Kirk  /  “A Meeting Of The Times”
  • I FELL FOR THAT  /  Cousin Alice  / “All In A Day”
  • BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Ian Shaw & Sue Richardson  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • I LOVE BEING HERE WITH YOU  /  TSgt Paige Martin & US Air Force Airmen Of Note  /  “Airmen Of Note Live”
  • LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL  /  Tony Bennett & B. B. King  /  “Playin’ With My Friends”
  • LET’S GET AWAY FROM IT ALL  /  The Dave Brubeck Quartet  /  “Angel Eyes”
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND  /  Dave Brubeck & Roberta Gambarini  /  “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  • NIGHT AND DAY  /  Willie Nelson  /  “My Way”
  • SHINY STOCKINGS  /  Lambert, Hendricks, & Bavan  /  “At Basin Street East”
  • LI’L DARLIN’  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • LET’S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE  /  (Mystery Military Veteran)  /  Bea Arthur  /  “Bea Arthur On Broadway”
  • TAKE THE “A” TRAIN  /  Clark Terry  /  “Clark Terry’s Big B-A-D Band”
  • MUMBLES  /  Clark Terry & Oscar Peterson  /  “Oscar Peterson Trio Plus 1”
  • VILIA  /  John Coltrane Quartet  /  “Both Directions At Once: Te Lost Album”
  • MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE  /  Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane Quartet  /  “Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane”
  • ALL MY TOMORROWS  /  Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “Whisper Not”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Daniela Schachter  /  “Vanheusenism”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “I AIN’T GOT NOTHING BUT THE BLUES – 2020 EDITION” (5.30.20)

31 May

I’ve been in a terrible mood this week. Where to start?  100,000+ lost souls, crowded beach parties, rampant stupidity and rampant cruelty, local police looking like and acting like invading armies – whatever you might think, the answer is Yes! So how do you get  yourself out of a dark bad mood? Don’t ask me. I’ve no idea. All I know is how to pass it on and share it – along with some classic bad mood and blues songs by some exceptional singers and musicians.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ALL BLUES  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Double Rainbow”
  • I GOTTA RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES  /  Beth Hart & Toots Thielemans  /  “One More For The Road”
  • EVERY DAY I HAVE THE BLUES  /  Randy Crawford & Joe Sample /  “No Regrets”
  • IN THE EVENIN’  /  Joe Williams  /  At Newport ‘63”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • BLUES, YOU’RE THE MOTHER OF SIN  /  Tom Rust  /  “Lucky to Be Me”
  • MOOD INDIGO  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Oscar Peterson  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • MEDGAR EVERS BLUES  /  Christian McBride Big Band  /  “Medgar Evers Blues”
  • AZURE TE  /  Nat King Cole and George Shearing  /  “Nat King Cole Sings George Shearing Plays”
  • SINCE I FELL FOR YOU  /  Naama Gheber  /  “Dearly Beloved”
  • LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL  /  Tony Bennett & B.B. King  /  “Playin With My Friends”
  • ME AND MY GIN  /  Dinah Washington  /  “Dinah Washington Sings Bessie Smith”
  • LEOPARD-SKIN PILL-BOX HAT  /  Janet Planet  /  “Janet Planet Sings The Bob Dylan Songbook”
  • I AIN’T GOT NOTHING BUT THE BLUES  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • NOBODY’S FAULT BUT MINE  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • SAVE YOUR LOVE FOR ME  /  Kurt Elling & James Morrison  /  “Live In New York”
  • NO CAR BLUES  /  David Whitman  /  “Soul Flow”
  • FRANCIS DOESN’T LIKE THE BLUES  /  Billy Brandt  /  “City Noir”
  • MEANING OF THE BLUES  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • LIVIN’ IN THE WRONG TIME  /  Paul Jost  /  “Simple Life”
  • HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS  /  Tania Grubbs Quintet  /  “Live At Maureen’s Jazz Cellar”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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