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PLAYLIST FOR “LAUGHING AT LIFE” (AN ARCHIVE SHOW) (11.11.17)

13 Nov

Last Saturday, a trip down memory lane with an archive show from last February. I’ll be back in this studio this week!

 

It’s true that smiling requires more muscles than frowning, which must be why smiling always tires me so quickly. Still, considering all that we know and fear about the world today, I thought it was worth spending a couple hours focusing on laughing and smiling. Okay, I didn’t feel any better at the end of the program, but at least I got to share some great songs and singers and some of my favorite laughs.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LAUGHING AT LIFE  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • THEY ALL LAUGHED  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • YOU’RE LAUGHING AT ME  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • KEEP SMILING AT TROUBLE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “60 Years: The Artistry Of Tony Bennett”
  • ARE YOU HAVING ANY FUN  /  Cali Rose  /  “Are You having Any Fun”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Interlude”
  • I’M GONNA LAUGH YOU RIGHT OUT OF MY LIFE  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers & Losers”
  • THE JONES LAUGHING RECORD  /  Spike Jones  /  “The Jones Laughing Record”
  • I’M ALL SMILES  /  Marlene Ver Planck  /  “A Breath Of Fresh Air”
  • THE BRIGHTEST SMILE IN TOWN  /  Ray Charles  /  “Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul”
  • BE A CLOWN  /  Chris Connor  /  “Blue Moon”
  • PUT ON A HAPPY FACE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Stevie Wonder  /  “The Complete Stevie Wonder”
  • IT TAKES A LOT TO LAUGH, IT TAKES A TRAIN TO CRY  /  Janet Planet  /  “Janet Planet Sings The Bob Dylan Songbook”
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Merry Go Round”
  • THIS WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Take A Look”
  • THE KITTEN SONG  /  Steven Wright  /  “I Still Have A Pony”
  • SMILING FEET  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • TWO FACES WEST  /  Bob And Ray  /  “Bob & Ray On A Platter”
  • HAPPY TALK  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley”
  • NANCY WITH THE LAUGHING FACE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra’s Sinatra”
  • THE LAUGHING POLICEMAN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  John Lithgow  /  “Sunny Side Of The Street”
  • A LAUGH FOR RORY  /  Rahsann Roland Kirk  /  “The Inflated tear”
  • I LOVE TO SEE YOU SMILE  /  Randy Newman  /  “The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 3”
  • WHEN YOU’RE SMILING  /  Carol Welsman  /  “I Like Men”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • WHEN YOU MAKE ME SMILE  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “When You Make Me Smile”
  • SMILE  /  Nat Cole  /  “The Nat King Cole Story”
  • LAUGHING MATTERS  /  Bette Midler  /  “Bathhouse Betty”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Did you miss the show? Want to do penance and hear it in unreal time? Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu.
Podcasts on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, here:

PLAYLIST FOR “LAUGHING AT LIFE” (2.18.17)

19 Feb

It’s true that smiling requires more muscles than frowning, which must be why smiling always tires me so quickly. Still, considering all that we know and fear about the world today, I thought it was worth spending a couple hours focusing on laughing and smiling. Okay, I didn’t feel any better at the end of the program, but at least I got to share some great songs and singers and some of my favorite laughs.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LAUGHING AT LIFE  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • THEY ALL LAUGHED  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • YOU’RE LAUGHING AT ME  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • KEEP SMILING AT TROUBLE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “60 Years: The Artistry Of Tony Bennett”
  • ARE YOU HAVING ANY FUN  /  Cali Rose  /  “Are You having Any Fun”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Interlude”
  • I’M GONNA LAUGH YOU RIGHT OUT OF MY LIFE  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers & Losers”
  • THE JONES LAUGHING RECORD  /  Spike Jones  /  “The Jones Laughing Record”
  • I’M ALL SMILES  /  Marlene Ver Planck  /  “A Breath Of Fresh Air”
  • THE BRIGHTEST SMILE IN TOWN  /  Ray Charles  /  “Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul”
  • BE A CLOWN  /  Chris Connor  /  “Blue Moon”
  • PUT ON A HAPPY FACE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Stevie Wonder  /  “The Complete Stevie Wonder”
  • IT TAKES A LOT TO LAUGH, IT TAKES A TRAIN TO CRY  /  Janet Planet  /  “Janet Planet Sings The Bob Dylan Songbook”
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Freddie Cole  /  “Merry Go Round”
  • THIS WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Take A Look”
  • THE KITTEN SONG  /  Steven Wright  /  “I Still Have A Pony”
  • SMILING FEET  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • TWO FACES WEST  /  Bob And Ray  /  “Bob & Ray On A Platter”
  • HAPPY TALK  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley”
  • NANCY WITH THE LAUGHING FACE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra’s Sinatra”
  • THE LAUGHING POLICEMAN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  John Lithgow  /  “Sunny Side Of The Street”
  • A LAUGH FOR RORY  /  Rahsann Roland Kirk  /  “The Inflated tear”
  • I LOVE TO SEE YOU SMILE  /  Randy Newman  /  “The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 3”
  • WHEN YOU’RE SMILING  /  Carol Welsman  /  “I Like Men”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • WHEN YOU MAKE ME SMILE  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “When You Make Me Smile”
  • SMILE  /  Nat Cole  /  “The Nat King Cole Story”
  • LAUGHING MATTERS  /  Bette Midler  /  “Bathhouse Betty”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Did you miss the show? Want to do penance and hear it in unreal time? Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu.
Podcasts on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, here:

PLAYLIST FOR “PAYING TRIBUTE” 10.18.14)

20 Oct

This week I paid tribute to some of my favorite singers and musicians with their tributes to some of their favorite singers and musicians…tip o’ the hat to M. C. Escher.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • IT’S WONDERFUL  /  Diane Schuur  /  “I Remember You – With Love To Stan & Frank”
  • I’M AN ERRAND GIRL FOR RHYTHM  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You”
  • I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR YOU  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Tell Me All About Yourself”
  • YOU’RE NEARER  /  Dena DeRose  /  “We Won’t Forget You”
  • IT DON’T MEAN A THING IF IT AIN’T GOT THAT SWING  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • TONY BENNETT  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old, New, Borrowed, & The Blues”
  • LULU’S BACK IN TOWN  /  Jason Moran  /  “All Rise – A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller”
  • SISTERS  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Bette Midler & Linda Ronstadt  /  “Bette Midler Sings The Rosemary Clooney Songbook”
  • I WANNA GO PLACES AND DO THINGS  /  Wendy Moten  /  “Timeless: The Music Of Richard Whiting”
  • I REMEMBER CLIFFORD/  Keith Jarrett  /  “Still Live”
  • EMBRACEABLE YOU  /  Laura Nyro  /  “Angel In The Dark”
  • CALIFORNIA SHOESHINE BOYS  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • TO A CHILD  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “Map To The Treasure –Re-imagining Laura Nyro”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

You can listen to Turntable For One anytime you want – even while you’re reading this.  Click on the link below to listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. 

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

PLAYLIST FOR “DANCE MARATHON” (11.9.13)

9 Nov

An evening for getting in touch with your inner Fred, Ginger, Gene, or Misha. I could have danced all night…

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • CAN YOU DANCE  /  Eugenie Jones  /  “Black Lace Blue Tears”
  • YOU’RE EASY TO DANCE WITH  /  Fred Astaire  /  “Steppin’ Out: Astaire Sings
  • LET’S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE  /  Lillie Huddleston  /  “How Long Has This Been Going On”
  • I WON”T DANCE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”
  • POLKA DOTS AND MOONBEAMS  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Hushabye Mountain”    
  • SHALL WE DANCE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Steppin’ Out”
  • SOFT SHOE  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Cleo Laine & Dudley Moore  /  “Smiling Through”
  • WALTZ FOR DEBBY  /  Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm” 
  • DO YOU WANT TO DANCE  /  Bette Midler  /  “The Divine Miss M”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • THE MUSIC THAT MAKES ME DANCE  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • JITTERBUG WALTZ  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  “Experiment” 
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)