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PLAYLIST FOR “NEW HOLIDAY MUSIC 2021” (12.11.21)

12 Dec

It’s that time of year again. The season of Peace On Earth and Good Will toward Men. How’s that going so far? Not great, I know. Why not? I think this is clearly another example of a supply chain problem. Still, there are some who have tried to spread holiday spirit undaunted by pandemics and politics and vaccination vexations. I mean  the singers, songwriters, and musicians who created a ton of new holiday CDs and music. They were the stars this week. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE CHRISTMAS WALTZ  /  Jose James  /  “Merry Christmas From Jose James”
  • CHRISTMAS CALLING  /  Norah Jones  /  “I Dream Of Christmas”
  • IT’S CHRISTMAS  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “The Pianoman At Christmas”
  •  LITTLE DRUMMER BOY  /  Lyn Stanley  /  “Lyn Stanley Christmas Singles”
  • I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS  /  Benny Benack III & Steven Feike Big Band  /  “Season’s Swinging Greetings”
  • THE DREIDEL SONG  /  Benny Benack III & Steven Feike Big Band  /  “Season’s Swinging Greetings”
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS DARLING  /  Karen Carpenter  /  “Christmas Portrait”
  • GOOD SWING WENCESLAS  /  Count Basie Orchestra  /  “Basie Xmas”
  • THE CHRISTMAS SONG  /  Nat King Cole & John Legend  /  “A Sentimental Christmas With Nat King Cole & Friends”
  • I’VE GOT MY LOVE TO KEEP ME WARM  /  Idina Menzel & Billy Porter  /  Christmas A Season Of Love”
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Kristin Chenoweth & Keb’Mo  /  “Happiness Is Christmas”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Nat King Cole & Kristin Chenoweth  /  “A Sentimental Christmas With Nat King Cole & Friends”
  • MEET ME IN THE MIDDLE  /  Brynn Stanley & Slim Man  /  “Classic Christmas”
  • JINGLE BELLS  /  Accent
  • MY FAVORITE THINGS  /  Lauren Henderson  /  “Classic Christmas”
  • SLEIGH RIDE  /  Doug Munro  /  “A Very Gypsy Christmas”
  • MARRY ME AT CHRISTMAS  /  Marco Santilli Rossi  /  “Christmas News”
  • LET IT SNOW  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Holiday Swingin’”
  • THE CHRISTMAS BLUES  /  Kat Edmonson  /  Holiday Swingin’”
  • ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU  /  Jonathan Karrant  /  “All I Want For Christmas Is You” (Single)
  • WHITE CHRISTMAS  /  Norah Jones  /  “I Dream Of Christmas”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Dara Star Tucker  /  “A Child Is Born”
  • SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN  /  Tony Bennett & Diana Krall  /  “Spotify Sessions NYC”
  • CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK  /  Jose James  /  “Merry Christmas From Jose James”
  • I LOVE NEW YORK IN CHRISTMAS  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Language”
  • GOING HOME  /  Duchess  /  “Going Home”
  • HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS  /  Monica Ramey & Beegie Adair  /  “Some Enchanted Christmas”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “POSITIVE VIBES” (11.14.20)

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 “SARCASM OR NOT SARCASM: A TURNTABLE FOR ONE QUIZ” (5.2.20)

3 May

In times of trouble, people turn to Turntable For One for answers. Yes, it’s inexplicable to me, too. For instance…

Dear Turntable For One – I hear there is light at the end of the tunnel. Should I insert that light into my body.     TFO: No – wrong tunnel.

Dear Turntable For One – Can I mix Mountain Dew and Clorox?     TFO: If you’re drinking Mountain Dew, you don’t need the Clorox.

Dear Turntable For One – How can I tell if a politician is really making a sarcastic joke and not just saying something idiotic?   TFO:  Sarcastic jokes and politicians don’t usually go together. But we’ve been hearing a lot about sarcastic jokes in the White House lately. Time for a refresher course on recognizing true sarcasm when you hear it.

(Warning: The quiz included some trick questions.)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU  /  Johanna Sillanpaa  /  “From This Side”
  • I WISH I WERE IN LOVE AGAIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”
  • TAKE ANOTHER GUESS  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Sentimental Streak”
  • WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR  /  Benny Benack III  /  “A Lot Of Livin’ To Do”
  • DOWN WITH LOVE  /  Hetty Kate  /  “Under Paris Skies”
  • YOUR MIND IS ON VACATION  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles: Live In London”
  • DON’T FORGET TO SMILE  /  Mose Allison  /  “Mose In Your Ear”
  • C’ETAIT POUR TOI  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Parisienne”
  • IT’S TOO LATE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “The Vienna Affair”
  • I DON’T MIND A BIT  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “You’ll Never Know”
  • DOWN IN THE DEPTHS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To the Ladies”
  • KARATE  /  Aubrey Johnson  /  “Unraveled”
  • AFTER YOU’VE GONE  /  Amber Weekes  /  “Pure Imagination”
  • YOU SHOULD TREAT ME BETTER  /  Rachael & Vilray  /  “Rachael & Vilray”
  • YOUR LAST SONG  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • NOBODY’S HEART  /  Doris Day & Andre Previn  /  “Duet”
  • ANYTHING GOES  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “True Love”
  • GET OUT OF TOWN  /  Naama Gheber  /  “Dearly Beloved”
  • NOT YOU  /  Ian Thomas  /  “Just Passing Through”
  • SLUMMING ON PARK AVENUE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • I WAS A LITTLE LONELY  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • ALWAYS  /  Maci Miller  /  “Round Midnight”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Jeff Goldblum, Til Bronner  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Molly Johnson  /  “Because Of Billie”
  • YOU’VE GOT TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT  /  James Taylor  /  “American Standard”
  • HERE’S TO THE LADIES WHO LUNCH  /  Elaine Stritch  /  “Elaine Stritch At Liberty”
  • NO ONE IS ALONE  /  Chip Zien  /  “Wall To Wall Sondheim”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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