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PLAYLIST FOR “POSITIVE VIBES” (12.14.20)

15 Nov

I tried a little experiment this week – an experiment in terror for me, that is. Could I send out nothing but positive vibes and eschew my inherent pessimism for an entire two hours? It seems to me the times demand this kind of sacrifice and I went for it with a collection of positive songs, positive singers, positive people (a mini-tribute to Fred Rogers), and a few of my favorite oh-so-positive vibes players – messers Gibbs, Wolfe, and Jackson. And for an extra treat – maybe for me only – I did the show live and in person at the station, something that’s not going to happen again until the infection rates really start to dive. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WE THE PEOPLE  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Who’s The Old Guy”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Delicatessen Jazz  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • DAY IN DAY OUT  /  Terry Gibbs Dream Band  /  “Main Stem Vol. 4”
  • LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Gretje Angell  /  “…In Any Key”
  • MOON RIVER  /  James Taylor  /  “American Standard”
  • LAUGHING AT LIFE  /  Etta Jones & Houston Person  /  “Doin’ What She Does Best”
  • WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR  /  Benny Benack III  /  “A Lot Of Livin’ To Do”
  • I LIKE TO TAKE MY TIME  /  Kevin Bales & Keri Johnsrud  /  Beyond The Neighborhood” The Music Of Fred rogers”
  • IT’S A GOOD DAY  /  Emilie Mover  /  “Emilie Mover Sings Peggy Lee”
  • THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Marvin Gaye  /  “Live At The Copa”
  • TIME IS A FUNNY THING  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Some Of That Sunshine”
  • I’M JUST A LUCKY SO AND SO  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles”
  • WE’VE GOT TO PUT THE SUN BACK IN THE SKY  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen
  • LOVE YOU MADLY  /  Rachael Price  /  “The Good Hours”
  • SOMETHIN’ LIKE LOVE  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING  /  Josie Falbo  /  “You Must Believe In Spring”
  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • HOPE IS A THING WITH FEATHERS  /  Tania Grubbs Quintet  /  “Live At Maureen’s Jazz Cellar”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  Milt Jackson, Ray Brown, Joe Pass  /  The Big 3”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington  /  “Francis A & Edward K”
  • THE GHOSTS OF TOMORROW  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “Anthem”
  • ON A CLEAR DAY  /  Tuck & Patti  /  Love Warriors”
  • HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING  /  Rene Marie  /  “Live At the Jazz Standard”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “REQUEST WEEK” – TURNTABLE FOR ONE SEASON 11 PREMIERE (9.5.20)

6 Sep

I kicked off my 11th season by kicking back and letting the audience do most of the work. Every song (until the last) was a request from someone out there in radioland. About half-way through the show, I started to fret that their choices were so good, maybe they don’t need me at all. Lesson: Always watch out for unintended consequences. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • FOOL IN THE RAIN (Partial)  /  Led Zeppelin  /
  • ON GREEN DOLPHIN STREET/FOOL IN THE RAIN  /  Bradford Truby Trio  /  “Bradford Truby Trio”
  • SHE’S FUNNY THAT WAY  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • OVER THE WEEKEND  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “When You Know”
  • DETOUR AHEAD  /  Stan Getz & Oscar Peterson Trio  /  “Stan Getz & Oscar Peterson”
  • YOU’RE THE DANGEROUS TYPE  /  Bob Dorough  /  “Devil May Care”
  • SKYLARK  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “Beautiful Baby”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • NOBODY’S FAULT BUT MINE  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simon & Piano”
  • ON A CLEAR DAY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Strangers In The Night”
  • SOUTH OF THE BORDER  /  Mel Torme  /  “Ole Torme”
  • THE MAN I LOVE  /  Billie Holiday  /  “The Complete Jazz At The Philharmonic”
  • GOING CRAZY  /  The Three Haircuts  /  (Single)
  • MILESTONES  /  Miles Davis  /  “Milestones”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Jane Froman  /  “With A Song In My Heart”
  • WHAT’S GOING ON  /  Marvin Gaye  /  “What’s Going On”
  • COCKTAILS FOR TWO  /  Spike Jones  /  “Best Of”
  • MOI JE SUIS LA  /  Stephanie LaLiberte  /  “Stephanie LaLiberte”
  • THREE COINS IN A FOUNTAIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Days Of Wine & Roses…”
  • SAY IT ISN’T SO  /  Bobby Short  /  “Moments Like This”
  • A SLOW HOT WIND  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “The Voice that Is”
  • STARS FELL ON ALABAMA  /  Rita Payes & Joan Chamorro /  “Joan Chamorro Present Rita Payes”
  • IF I HAD YOU  /  Jimmy Durante  /  “Jimmy Durante’s Way Of Life”
  • EMBRACEABLE YOU  /  Herbie Hancock  /  “Gershwin’s World”
  • LIFE’S A LESSON  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Ben There Done That”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “FAMILY MATTERS” (8.29.20)

30 Aug

I kept the singers and musicians all in the family this week. Everyone was someone’s father, mother, son, daughter, brother, or sister of someone who also made music. Maybe I should have gotten “23 And Me” to sponsor the show. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WE TAKE ON THE TOWN  /  Bucky, John, Martin Pizzarelli, Rebecca Kilgore, Jessica Molaskey  /  “Pizzarelli Party”
  •  I’M OLD FASHIONED  /  Gretje Angell  /  “In Any Key”
  • CAPTAIN BILL  /  Gene Harris All Star Big Band  /  “Tribute to Count Basie”
  • IT HAD TO BE YOU  /  Niki Haris  /  “Live In Bern Switzerland”
  • PENNIES FROM HEAVEN  /  James Taylor  /  “American Standard”
  • PAJAMAS  /  Livingston Taylor  /  “Unsolicited Material”
  • GYPSY IN MY SOUL  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Confessions”
  • THE MASQUERADE IS OVER  /  The Clayton Brothers  /  “It’s All In The Family”
  • SAVE YOUR LOVE FOR ME  /  Melissa Morgan w/ Gerald Clayton  /  “Until I Met You”
  • NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Antonia Bennett  /  “Embrace Me”
  • LOVE SCENE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Jazz”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Candace Springs & Norah Jones  /  “The Women Who Raised Me”
  • BIG SHOT  /  “Papa” John DeFrancesco  /  “Big Shot”
  • YOU YOU’RE DRIVING ME CRAZY  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco”
  • FOUR BROTHERS  /  King Sisters  /  “Greatest Ladies Of Song”
  • WAKE ME WHEN IT’S OVER  /  Ben Sidran w/ Leo Sidran  /  “Blue Camus”
  • EVERY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden  /  “Last Dance”
  • BACH PRELUDE #2  /  Petra Haden  /  “Imaginaryland”
  • CRY ME A RIVER  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  Shawn Monteiro w/ Jimmy Woods  /  “One Special Night”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Freddy Cole  /  “To The Ends of The Earth”
  • TOO YOUNG TO GO STEADY  /  “Papa” John DeFrancesco W/ John DeFrancesco Jr. & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “Big Shot”
  • I’M GLAD THERE IS YOU  /  Jacqui Dankworth  /  “It Happens Quietly”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A TURNTABLE FOR ONE FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION!” (7.4.20)

5 Jul

This was my first Fourth Of July show ever (I’m usually off during July and August). So should the show be patriotic? Ironic? Serious? Cynical? Yes, yes, yes, and yes! I celebrated with some traditional songs, plus the Buddy Rich Big Band for fireworks, Laverne Butler with a declaration of independence, tributes to Freddy Cole, Johnny Mandel, and Jim Pepper, and  songs by Dave Frishberg, Randy Newman in celebration of the First Amendment. Looks like I’ll be around all summer this year. Check back frequently. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MY COUNTRY ‘TIS OF THEE  /  Rene Marie  /  “Voice Of My Beautiful Country”
  • GRAND OLD FLAG  /  Sweet Sue Terry  /  “Live At The Deer Head Inn”
  • BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU?  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Love Makes The Changes”
  • MY COUNTRY USED TO BE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Do You Miss New York?”
  • A SONG AFTER SUNDOWN  /  Stan Getz & Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops  /  “The Essential Stan Getz”
  • AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL  /  Ray Charles  /  “Ray Charles Forever”
  • MY COUNTRY TIS OF THEE  /  Halloween Americans  /  “Halloween 101-USA Horror Music”
  • READY MIX  /  Buddy Rich  /  “Just In Time: The Final Recording”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME/GOD BLESS America  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  “Mamaloshen”
  • THERE USED TO BE A BALLPARK  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tim McCarver  /  “Tim McCarver Sings Selections From The Great American Songbook”
  • AMERICA  /  Simon & Garfunkle  /  “Old Friends”
  • THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER  /  Duke Ellington Orchestra  /  “Love You Madly”
  • DON’T LET THE SUN CATCH YOU CRYING  /  Laverne Butler  /  “Blues In The City”
  • TAKE ME TO THE ALLEY  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Take Me to the Alley”
  • AMERICAN THE BEAUTIFUL  /  John Daversa Big Band  /  “American Dreamers”
  • A FEW WORDS IN DEFENSE OF OUR COUNTRY  /  Randy Newman  /  “The Randy Newman Songbook”
  • WITCHI TAI TO  /  Chris Hills  /  “Everything Is Everything”
  • POLKA DOTS AND MOONBEAMS  /  Jim Pepper  /  “Dakota Song”
  • LIFE’S A LESSON  /  Ben Sidran & Giorgia  /  “Ben There, Done That”
  • AMERICAN TUNE  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Questions”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SELF-DECEPTION” (5.16.20)

17 May

The question people ask me the most is “What’s the best thing about being on the radio?” (It’s also the one question people ask me I could read on the air without upsetting the FCC.) I always tell people the best thing is talking to thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of people. Of course, the truth is (especially these days) I’m home, in my office, talking into a microphone, and the only thing listening to me is my computer (and, like my audience, it occasionally drops off to sleep). Okay, so maybe I should tell people the really best thing about being on the radio is having an opportunity week after week to indulge my insatiable capacity for self-deception. Fine. I said it. Happy now? But I’m not alone. All of these songs are about people deceiving and fooling themselves about something – with some variations of self-awareness tossed in there. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • FOOLIN’ MYSELF  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • I WISH I WERE N LOVE AGAIN  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Perfectly Frank”
  • THIS CAN’T BE LOVE  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Manhattan Moods”
  • ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE  /  James Taylor  /  “American Standard”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Lauren Henderson  /  “Songbook Session”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Jimmy Scott  /  “All The Way”
  • WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR  /  Alexis Cole  /  “Someday My Prince will Come”
  • DON’T WORRY ABOUT ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Fiona Apple, Jeff Goldblum, Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This”
  • I SHOULD CARE  /  Christian McBride Big Band  /  “The Good Feeling”
  • I WALK A LITTLE FASTER  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Give Him The Oo-La-La”
  • TALK TO ME BABY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Softly, As I Leave You”
  • BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH  /  Holly Cole  /  “The Best Of Holly Cole”
  • I DON’T WANT TO HEAR IT ANYMORE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “The Way I Am”
  • DON’T EXPLAIN  /  Nina Simone  /  “Let It all Out”
  • PRIVATE GUY  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Don’t Cry For No Hipster”
  • THE LIES OF HANDSOME MEN  /  Christy Baron  /  “Take The Journey”
  • LIVING WITHOUT YOU  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Bill Henderson Live At The Vic”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Annie Sellick  /  “Street Of Dreams”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Kenny Rogers  /  “Timepiece”
  • EASTWOOD LANE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • A LITTLE TASTE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Dave Frishberg Classics”
  • YOU ARE THERE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Best of Love Songs”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LOOK WHAT I FOUND IN THE MAILBOX!” (5.25.19)

27 May

Instead of a theme, instead of featuring the oft-heard Turntable For One regulars – Sinatra, Tony, Carmen, Ella, Nina, etc. – I put Saturday’s show together with only some of the new music I received in the mail (both physical and virtual) in just the past two weeks. I generously didn’t go into the other things I find in my mail – things like memorial headstone catalogs and threatening letters from Social Security since they found out that I am neither social nor secure. Also: here’s a shout out to all of the singers and musicians listed below – young and old – and to their promoters; without them my audience and I would just have to stare at each other for two hours, and I think we know who would lose that staring contest.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I FELL IN LOVE WITH YOU  /  Sarah McKenzie  /  “Songs Of My Heart”
  • COME LOVE  /  John Doakes  /  “True Love”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING  /  Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra  /  “Along for The Ride”
  • METEOR  /  Hilary Gardner & Charles Ruggiero  /  “The Bird & The Bee”
  • KEEPIN’ OUT OF MISCHIEF  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “Welcome Home Bon Voyage”
  • AUTUMN  /  Abigail Rockwell  /  “Autumn Noir”
  • WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Once In A While”
  • HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Tierney Sutton & Alan Bergman  /  “Screenplay”
  • MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT  /  Betty Carter  /  “And The Music Never Stops”ˆ
  • IT’S ALRIGHT WITH ME  /  Stan Getz  /  “Getz At The Gate”
  • GET ON WITH IT  /  Marina & The Kats  /  Swingsalabim”
  • FRANCIS DOESN’T CARE FOR THE BLUES  /  Billy Brandt  /  “City Noir”
  • PRELUDE TO A KISS  /  Calabria Foti  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • THEM THERE EYES  /  Yamit Lemoine & The Vinyl Blvd.  /  “Ain’t Misbehavin’”
  • DO IT THE HARD WAY  /  Rebecca DuMaine & Dave Miller Combo  /  Chez Nous”
  • BLACKBIRD  /  Casey Abrams  /  “Jazz”
  • MILONGA DEL ANGEL  /  Anat Cohen Tentet  /  “Triple Helix”
  • LIFE’S A LESSON  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Ben There Done That”
  • WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Song Were Made To sing”
  • WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS  /  Paul Jost  /  “Simple Life”
  • 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 “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 “MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO LOW SELF-ESTEEM” & “MUSICAL MASH-UPS” (3.26.16)

26 Mar

I pulled a couple shows from the archives for everyone’s listening pleasure this week. I’ll be back live next Saturday night!

A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO LOW SELF-ESTEEM

I tried to play the best songs I could think of for this theme, but I probably left out all the really good ones. Crap. I knew I was going to screw it up. Why did I think I could do this right? What was I thinking?

Uh-Oh. Maybe I’ve been thinking about Low Self-Esteem a little too long this week.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  Album Or CD Title

  • IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Carmen McRae  /  “The Fabulous Carmen McRae”
  • PRIVATE GUY  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Don’t Cry For No Hipster”
  • I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT YOU’RE IN LOVE WITH ME  /  Morgana King  /  “This Is Always”
  • IT AMAZES ME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Bennett At Carnegie Hall”
  • WAITER, OH WAITER  /  Stacey Kent  /  “The Changing Light”
  • NOBODY ELSE BUT ME  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “Point Of Departure”
  • BUT NOT FOR ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Joey DeFrancesco with Joe Doggs  /  “Falling In Love Again”
  • I WON’T DANCE  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra-Basie”
  • DANG ME  /  Kellye Gray  /  “And, They Call Us Cowboys”
  • NEVER LET ME GO  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Quintessential Cleo”

MUSICAL MASH-UPS

Can I do two things at once? Rub my head and pat my stomach? It’s more fun if someone does that for me. Walk and chew gum? Ok, so I had to give up chewing gum. Sing two songs at once? Maybe I can’t do that, but these guys can and did this week on Turntable For One.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THREE LITTLE WORDS/SIR DUKE  /  Bria Skonberg  /“Into Your Own”
  • EAST ST. LOUIS TOODLE-OO/DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE  /  John  Pizzarelli  / “Rockin’ In Rhythm: A Duke Ellington Tribute
  • ANYTHING GOES  /  Keri Johnsrud  /  “All Blue”
  • HOUSE OF GRACE  /  Billy Brandt  /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor”
  • ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE/I’M GLAD THERE IS YOU  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “My Foolish Heart”
  • BEFORE HE CHEATS  /  Ana Gasteyer  /  “I’m Hip”
  • ANYONE CAN WHISTLE  /  Tania Grubbs  /  “Lost In The Stars”
  • GEE, MINE OR MOZART’S  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Japan”
  • GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN  /  Postmodern Jukebox  /  “Historical Misappropriation”
  • MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT  /  Ahmad Jamal  /  “Cross Country Tour: 1958-1961”
  • TIME AND LOVE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Most of the time I just play one song at a time. Wanna hear? Check out a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. 

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PLAYLIST FOR “TWO SHOWS FROM THE ARCHIVE” (2.27.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

27 Feb

I played two shows from the archive while I took a Saturday off to gather my thoughts. I should have brought a leaf rake. First up was “All Talk Radio!” a show from last fall after an exciting two weeks at Pundit Training Camp where I learned the valuable lessons all pundits and news commentators know, such as: it’s not what you have to say, but how long it takes you to say it. Oh, I could have talked on and on and on and on about this, but I filled up most of the hour with some great songs about talking. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HAPPY TALK  /  Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley/  “Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley”
  • TALK TO ME, TALK TO ME  /   Freddie Cole  /  “Talk To Me”
  • TALK TO ME BABY  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Quintessential Cleo”
  • YOUR MIND IS ON VACATION  /  Mose Allison  /  “Lounge Live From The Mountain Stage”
  • GIRL TALK  /  Holly Cole  /  “Girl Talk”
  • TALK TO ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Complete Capitol Singles”
  • TOO HOT FOR WORDS  /  Lily Frost  /  “Too Hot For Words”
  • THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bernie Sanders
  • SHOW ME  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Daydream”
  • CAN WE TALK  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Don’t Cry For No Hipster”
  • EVERYBODY’S TALKIN’ AT ME  /  Donna Lewis  /  “Brand New Day”
  • I DON’T WANT TO HEAR IT ANYMORE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “The Way I Am”
  • WORDS  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Japan”

 

The second show, “The Complaint Department,” first aired 3 years ago. The only complaint I want to hear after the show is from your neighbors because you were playing the music too loud.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • BUT NOT FOR ME  /  Gladys Knight  /  “Before Me”
  • HOW COULD YOU DO A THING LIKE THAT  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • RAIN JUST RAIN  /  Rigmor Gustafsson Quintet  /  “In The Light Of Day”
  • I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • KISSING BUG  /  Hetty Kate  /  “Kissing Bug”
  • YOU’RE TALKING TOO LOUD  /  Dave Tull  /  “I Just Want To Get Paid”
  • TELEPHONE SONG  /  Stan Getz & Astrud  Gilberto  /  “The Girl From Ipanema”
  • WHININ’ BOY BLUES  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Hugh Laurie  /  “Let Them Talk”
  • WHY DON’T YOU DO RIGHT  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • CAUGHT YOU SPREADING YOUR LOVE AROUND  /  Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet  /  “Hustlin’ For A Gig”
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Hello Love”
  • SINCE I FELL FOR YOU  /  Mark Murphy & The Metropole Orch.  /  “The Dream”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  / Cody Owen Stine 

I’ll be back live next Saturday, but if you want to listen to more “canned music” (in tribute to the late Dan Hicks), try a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. Click the link below: 

http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one