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PLAYLIST FOR “MISS YOU, MR. MERCER” (5.26.18)

28 May

This week, almost on the anniversary of his death, I barely scratched the surface of Johnny Mercer’s 1400 songs.  A valiant effort, a daunting task, but a couple hours of great music.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MISS YOU MR. MERCER  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • DAY IN DAY OUT  /  Nat King Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Johnny Mercer Songbook”
  • THE DAYS OF WINE & ROSES  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Live At The Bugle Boy”
  • JEEPERS CREEPERS  /  Julius LaRosa  /  “Julius LaRosa”
  • COME RAIN OR COME SHINE/  Nancy LaMott  /  “Come Rain Or Come Shine”
  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Sammy Davis & Count Basie  /  “Our Shining Hour”
  • TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS  /  Helen Merrill  /  “Casa Forte”
  • WHATCHA MA CALL IT  /  Johnny Mercer  /  “Moon River”
  • EMILY  /  Bill Evans Trio  /  “Turn Out The Stars”
  • SATIN DOLL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  The Coasters  /  “Johnny Mercer Covers”
  • MY NEW CELEBRITY IS YOU  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • TRAV’LIN’ LIGHT  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving me Crazy”
  • LAURA  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Portrait of Kevin Mahogany”
  • LAZYBONES  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Sister Orchid”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  Jazzmeia Horn  /  “A Social Call”
  • DREAM  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ringo Starr  /  “Sentimental Journey”
  • WHEN OCTOBER GOES  /  Barry Manilow  /  “2:00 AM Paradise Café”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Bye Bye Blackbird”
  • DRINKING AGAIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The World We Knew”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Tony DeSare  /  “One For My Baby”
  • SKYLARK  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • AND SO TO BED  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “John Pizzarelli Salutes Johnny Mercer”
  •  PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SALUTE TO MOTHER’S DAY” (AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST) 5.12.18

14 May

How can you improve on perfection? Don’t ask me, but while I was pondering this irrelevant question last Saturday night, I played a show from May of 2017.  Most of the singers were mothers (in the best sense), I tossed in a hefty helping of motherly advice, plus a couple of momma’s boys to help me wish all mothers a happy Mother’s Day.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  “CD Or Album Title

  • CALL ME  /  Astrud Gilberto  /  “A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness”
  • ALWAYS  /  Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap  /  “Love Is Here To Stay”
  • DAT DERE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • WHEN I GROW TOO OLD TO DREAM  /  Carline Ray  /  “Vocal Sides”
  • BLUE TURNING GRAY  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Harlem On My Mind”
  • MOTHER’S LOVE  /  Allan Harris  /  “Nobody’s Gonna Love You Better”
  •  HAPPINESS IS JUST A THING CALLED JOE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  12 Nights In Hollywood”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Ray Brown Jr.  /  “The Best of Ray Brown Jr.”
  • NEW WORDS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Laura Osnes  /  “If I Tell You”
  • MEDLEY FOR JORDAN/ NOT WHILE I’M AROUND  /  Veronica Nunne  /  “American Lullaby”
  • BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)
  • WHERE ARE YOU GOING?  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Songs Of Lost Love”
  • BEFORE YOU KNOW IT  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Dream”
  • I’M CONFESSIN’  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • LOOK AT THAT FACE  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Favorites From A Long Walk”
  • THAT FACE  /  Barbra Streisand  /  “What Matters Most Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of  Alan & Marilyn Bergman”
  • ME, MYSELF, AND I  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • BE A CHILD  /  Cleo Laine & Dudley Moore  /  “Smilin’ Through”
  • I’M GLAD THERE IS YOU  /  Jacqui Dankworth  /  “It Happens Quietly”
  • BLUE SKIES  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • I AM YOUR CHILD  /  Barry Manilow  /  “Barry Manilow”
  •  CHILDREN WILL LISTEN  /  Bernadette Peters  /  “Sondheim, Etc.: Live At Carnegie Hall”
  • SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “La Scala”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SALUTE TO MOTHER’S DAY” (5.13.17)

15 May

Most of the singers are mothers, I tossed in a hefty helping of motherly advice, plus a couple of momma’s boys to help me wish all mothers a happy Mother’s Day.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  “CD Or Album Title

  • CALL ME  /  Astrud Gilberto  /  “A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness”
  • ALWAYS  /  Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap  /  “Love Is Here To Stay”
  • DAT DERE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • WHEN I GROW TOO OLD TO DREAM  /  Carline Ray  /  “Vocal Sides”
  • BLUE TURNING GRAY  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Harlem On My Mind”
  • MOTHER’S LOVE  /  Allan Harris  /  “Nobody’s Gonna Love You Better”
  •  HAPPINESS IS JUST A THING CALLED JOE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  12 Nights In Hollywood”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Ray Brown Jr.  /  “The Best of Ray Brown Jr.”
  • NEW WORDS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Laura Osnes  /  “If I Tell You”
  • MEDLEY FOR JORDAN/ NOT WHILE I’M AROUND  /  Veronica Nunne  /  “American Lullaby”
  • BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)
  • WHERE ARE YOU GOING?  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Songs Of Lost Love”
  • BEFORE YOU KNOW IT  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Dream”
  • I’M CONFESSIN’  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • LOOK AT THAT FACE  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Favorites From A Long Walk”
  • THAT FACE  /  Barbra Streisand  /  “What Matters Most Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of  Alan & Marilyn Bergman”
  • ME, MYSELF, AND I  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • BE A CHILD  /  Cleo Laine & Dudley Moore  /  “Smilin’ Through”
  • I’M GLAD THERE IS YOU  /  Jacqui Dankworth  /  “It Happens Quietly”
  • BLUE SKIES  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • I AM YOUR CHILD  /  Barry Manilow  /  “Barry Manilow”
  •  CHILDREN WILL LISTEN  /  Bernadette Peters  /  “Sondheim, Etc.: Live At Carnegie Hall”
  • SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “La Scala”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “EPITAPHS” (4.16.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers #thelastword

17 Apr

Have you thought about your epitaph? Have you thought about what you’d like to say as your last word – forever? How about a few suggestions to help you decide?

SONG TITLE  / Artist  /  CD or Album Title

 

  • PLEASE DON’T TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I’M GONE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra Swings”
  • I SHOULD CARE  /  Diahann Carroll  /  “The Magic Of Diahann Carroll”
  • WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • BORN TO LOSE  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “The Blue Room”
  • ALL BY MYSELF  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Oh! Look At Me Now”
  • WHAT GOES UP (MUST COME DOWN)  /  Shepley Metcalf  /  “Don’t Bother To Knock”
  • SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD  /  Diana Krall  /  “Wallflower”
  • LOOKIN’ GOOD  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Sunday Express”
  • I WILL WAIT FOR YOU  /  Daniela Schachter  /  “Purple Butterfly”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • I WONDER WHO’S KISSING HER NOW  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Shel Silverstein  /  Hairy Jazz”
  • STOP THIS TRAIN  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story?”
  • AT LEAST WE GOT TO THE RACE  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Don’t Cry For No Hipster”
  • I HAVE THE FEELING I’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE  /  Greta Metassa  /  “Two For The Road”
  • GOT A DATE WITH AN ANGEL  /  The Four Freshmen  /  “Spotlight On The Four Freshmen”
  • HAS ANYONE HERE SEEN BASIE?  /  Count Basie  /  “Basie Plays Hefti”
  • TIME TO GO  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Don’t Be So Blue”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Nat King Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • WE’LL MEET AGAIN  /  She & Him  /  “Classics”
  • DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE  /  Barry Manilow  /  “Singing With The Big Bands”
  • I WONDER WHAT BECAME OF ME  /  Trijntje Oosterhuis & Toots Thielemans  /  “One More For The Road”
  • GONE  /  Miles Davis  /  Porgy & Bess”
  • WHAT A LITTLE MOONLIGHT CAN DO  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Billie’s Best”
  • DON’T LIKE GOODBYES  /  Tony Bennett  /  The Art Of Romance”
  • HARD TO SAY GOODBYE  /  The Real Group  /  “One For All”
  • TOO DARN HOT  /  Sara Gazarek  /  “At The Cookery”
  • WAITER THE CHECK  /  Nicki Leighton-Thomas  /  “Forbidden Games”
  • DID I EVER REALLY LIVE?  / Joe Williams  /  “One More For My Baby”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings Comden & Green”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SALUTE TO THE GRAMMYS” (2.6.16) #jazz #jazzsingers #jazzradio #grammys

7 Feb

I gave my salute to the Grammys this week with almost every song and CD either a Grammy nominee or a past Grammy winner…of course I couldn’t resist throwing in a few categories I think the Grammys have overlooked. I also nominated the cover below for album cover of the year and told the audience I’d be posting it. Beautiful CD and beautiful cover. Feel free to discuss.  

 

Maria Schnieder

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title  

  • DEARLY BELOVED  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap  /  “The Silver Lining”
  • 52ND & BROADWAY  /  Pat Williams & Patti Austin  /  “Home Suite Home”
  • NIGHT AND DAY  /  Erroll Garner  /  “The Complete Concert By The Sea”  
  • SUMMERTIME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “I Remember Miles”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • WALKING BY FLASHLIGHT  /  Maria Schneider Orch.  /  “The Thompson Fields”
  • SOMETIMES I’M HAPPY  /  Joe Williams  /  “Every Night”   
  • HAPPY TALK  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Many A New Day”  
  • I WANNA BE LOVED BY YOU  / (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Barry Manilow & Marilyn Monroe  /  “My Dream Duets”
  • THEY SAY IT’S WONDERFUL  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Dedicated To You”
  • SEND IN THE CLOWNS  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine Live At Carnegie Hall”   
  • KEEP IT TO YOURSELF  /  Amy Rigby  /  “18 Again: An Anthology”   
  • COME DANCE WITH ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Dance With Me”     (Capitol)
  •  NOT LIKE THIS  /  Denise Donatelli  /  “Find A Heart”
  • FINISHING THE HAT  /  Josh Groban  /  “Stages”   
  • AVALON TOWN  /  Ryan Truesdale & The Gil Evans Project  /  “Lines Of Color”
  • SLOW TALKERS OF AMERICA  /  Bob & Ray  /  “Bob & Ray: The Two And Only” 
  • SWING BROTHER SWING  /  Lily Frost  /  “Too Hot For Words” 
  • WHY TRY TO CHANGE ME NOW  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Shadows In The Night”
  • WIVES AND LOVERS  /  Cecil McLorin Salvant  /  “For One To Love” 
  • I MEAN YOU  /  Joey Alexander  /  “My Favorite Things”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  Betty Carter & Carmen McRae  /  “The Carmen McRae/Betty Carter Duets”
  • NO ONE EVER TELLS YOU  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  No One Ever Tells You”
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live In Japan”      
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MOMS SINGING FOR MOTHER’S DAY” (AN ARCHIVE REPLAY SHOW) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

11 May

Because Sunday was Mother’s Day, only mothers got to sing this week, though a few brought along their kids. And I couldn’t resist a very personal dedication. 

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title 

  • OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Shirley Horn  /  “I Thought About You: Live At Vine Street”  
  • ALWAYS  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  The Irving Berlin Songbook”   
  • HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN  /  Barbra Streisand and Jason Gould  /  “Back To Brooklyn” 
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap  /  “Something To Remember” 
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Renee Fleming & Fred Hersch  /  “Haunted Heart”
  • ALMOST BLUE  /  Gwen Stefani  /  “Stormy Weather”
  • YOU’RE GETTING TO BE A HABIT WITH ME  /  Diana Krall  /  “Love Scenes”
  • MY PERSONAL POSSESSION  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Maria Cole  /  “Maria Cole” 
  • THOU SWELL  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Unforgettable”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Nancy Wilson & The Cannonball Adderley Quintet”
  • BROWN BABY  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At The Village Gate” 
  • BE A CHILD  /  Cleo Laine & Dudley Moore  /  “Smilin’ Through” 
  • I AM YOUR CHILD  /  Barry Manilow  /  “Barry Manilow 1”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  

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PLAYLIST FOR “MOMS SINGING FOR MOTHER’S DAY” (5.10.14)

10 May

Because Sunday is Mother’s Day, only mothers got to sing this week, though a few brought along their kids.

 

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title 

  • OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Shirley Horn  /  “I Thought About You: Live At Vine Street”  
  • ALWAYS  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  The Irving Berlin Songbook”   
  • HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN  /  Barbra Streisand and Jason Gould  /  “Back To Brooklyn” 
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap  /  “Something To Remember” 
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Renee Fleming & Fred Hersch  /  “Haunted Heart”
  • ALMOST BLUE  /  Gwen Stefani  /  “Stormy Weather”
  • YOU’RE GETTING TO BE A HABIT WITH ME  /  Diana Krall  /  “Love Scenes”
  • MY PERSONAL POSSESSION  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Maria Cole  /  “Maria Cole” 
  • THOU SWELL  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Unforgettable”
  • BROWN BABY  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At The Village Gate” 
  • BE A CHILD  /  Cleo Laine & Dudley Moore  /  “Smilin’ Through” 
  • I AM YOUR CHILD  /  Barry Manilow  /  “Barry Manilow 1”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)