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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

Kicking yourself because you didn’t listen to this week’s show? Two things: Be sure to kick yourself where it won’t show when you go to work; and, better yet, listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. Click the link below:

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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: 

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PLAYLIST FOR “SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN” (10.17.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

17 Oct

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

Kicking yourself because you didn’t listen to this week’s show? Two things: Be sure to kick yourself where it won’t show when you go to work; or, better yet, listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. Click the link below:

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

 

PLAYLIST FOR “ALL-TALK RADIO” (10.10.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzvocalist

10 Oct

Happy to be back after an exciting two weeks at Pundit Training Camp, where I learned the valuable lessons all pundits and news commentators know, such as:  its not what you have to say, but how long it takes you to say it that matters. 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”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “OLDIES BUT GOODIES WEEK” – AN ARCHIVE ENCORE (1.17.15) #jazz

19 Jan

Couldn’t do a live show this week, so I reached into the Turntable For One archives for an oldie but goodie – which happened to be “Oldies But Goodies Week.” 

It was “Oldies But Goodies Week” on the show this week, but I didn’t mean the songs. I meant the singers! To sing on this week’s show you needed to be 70-years-old at least; or if you weren’t 70, you had to be accompanied by (at least) a septuagenarian. By the time I’m in my 70s, I hope still to be cutting my own meat. But look what these singers produced even in the late stages of their careers.  

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • ANYTHING GOES  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • WONDER WHY  /  Carmen McRae & Shirley Horn Trio  /  “Sarah – Dedicated To You”
  • LIVING WITHOUT YOU  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • BABY DREAM YOUR DREAM  /  Marlene VerPlank  /  “Ballads mostly…”
  • THE JUG AND I  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “The L.A. Treasures Project”  
  • ILL WIND  /  Charlie Haden With Nora Jones  /  “Sophisticated Ladies”
  • YOUNG AT HEART  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  George Burns & Bobby Vinton  /  “As Time Goes By”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Freda Payne  /  “Come Back To Me Love”
  • RICH INTERIOR LIFE  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Don’t Cry For No Hipster”
  • MAYBE  /  Lena Horne  /  “An Evening With Lena Horne”
  • OH YOU CRAZY MOON  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND  /  Dave Brubeck & Roberta Gambarini  /  “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  

 

I’ll have a new hint for this Saturday’s show on Wednesday. But don’t forget, Turntable For One is always ready to please you. (What else in your life can make that promise?) Click on the link below to listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange. 

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