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PLAYLIST FOR “BROADWAY UNBOUND” (11.2.19)

3 Nov

Saturday afternoon I sat in for Garrett Stack on his Broadway Bound show, two hours of Broadway’s best.  Saturday night, on Turntable For One, I celebrated Broadway music even more by playing only songs from Broadway shows, but only by jazz singers (with an exception) and musicians. I called it: Broadway Unbound!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley”
  • ON A CLEAR DAY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Strangers In The Night”
  • ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE  /  Calabria Foti  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “You’ve Got What It Takes”
  • SOMETHING GOOD  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Something Good”
  • HURRY, IT’S LOVELY UP HERE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • COME BACK TO ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ray Charles & Better Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Better Carter”
  • ALMOST LIKE BEING LOVE  /  Allyson Briggs  /  “Standards & Sweets”
  • I CAN COOK TOO  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Gypsy Rose Lee  /  “That’s Me All Over”
  • TEACH ME TONIGHT  /  Ray Blue  /  “Work”
  • I HAVE DREAMED  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Many A New Day”
  • JUST IN TIME  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At The Village Gate”
  • I LOVE MY WIFE  /  Ron Boustead  /  “Unlikely Valentine”
  • SHOW ME  /  Wesla Whitfield  /  “Beautiful Love”
  • THIS NEARLY WAS MINE  /  Paul Jost  /  “Breaking Through”
  • ANYONE CAN WHISTLE  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Something Good”
  • SOMEWHERE  /  Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band  /  “West Side Story Reimagined”
  • THE HEATHER ON THE HILL  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • MAYBE  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • LUCKY TO BE ME  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Teach Me A Song”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings Comden & Green”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO CLIMATE CHANGE” (10.19.19)

20 Oct

The earth is heating up, ice caps and glaciers are melting, the seas are rising, and many species, including our own, are threatened with extinction. What are we going to do? Well, I did what I always do: I exploited these serious problems, trivializing them with two hours of catchy, swinging, and often ironic songs. Some of them were comments on current conditions; others were things we need to curtail to save the planet. The first song was an answer to “What’s going to be the new capital city of the East Coast?” The second song was written in 1921 but casts an eerie darkness to what’s going on today. Just to be a pro-active citizen, I recycled and re-used a previous mystery vocalist. And as for the last two songs: which one will future generations be singing? That’s up to us now.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • GARY, INDIANA  /  Janet Planet  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • THERE’LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE  /  Dave Brubeck & Jimmy Rushing  /  “On Time”
  • TOO DARN HOT  /  Claire Teal & The London Gay Big Band  /  “Brave”
  • BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • ROUTE 66  /  Mark Winkler  /  “I’m With You”
  • SUNDAY DRIVIN’  /  Ryan Truesdale’s Gil Evans Project  /  “Lines Of Color”
  • MY BUICK, MY LOVE, AND I  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • COME FLY WITH ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love”
  • LET’S MAKE LOVE ON THIS PLANE  /  Rachael & Vilray  /  “Rachael & Vilray”
  • SWINGING ON A STAR  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Anthony Perkins  /  “From The Heart”
  • A SLEEPIN’ BEE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
  • FRIM FRAM SAUCE  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You”
  • INTO EACH LIFE SOME RAIN MUST FALL  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “Good Night, Good Luck”
  • THE RAIN IN SPAIN  /  Adrian Cunningham & His Friends  /  “Play Lerner & Loewe”
  • RIVER STAY AWAY FROM MY DOOR  /  Spike Jones  /  “Omnibust/60 Years of Music America Hates”
  • ILL WIND  /  Sarah Vaughan & Count Basie  /  “Send In The Clowns”
  • GONE WITH THE WIND  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Portrait”
  • WALKIN’  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • WALKING AFTER MIDNIGHT  /  Staci Griesbach  /  “My Patsy Cline Songbook”
  • THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA  /  Nat King Cole & Gregory Porter  /  “Ultimate Nat Cole”
  • BACKYARD MEDLEY  /  Calabria Foti  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • DANCING IN THE DARK  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Dance With Me”
  • IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW  /  Ranee Lee  /  “Dark Divas: Highlights”
  • LOUISIANA 1927  /  Randy Newman  /  “Good Old Boys”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Stan Getz Quartet  /  “Nobody Else But Me”
  • EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend: Live In California”
  • WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “I GOT TWO WORDS FOR YOU” (9.7.19)

9 Sep

You know what drives me crazy? People who over-use already tired rhetorical cliches, such as “With all due respect” – which is always a lie. My least favorite: “I got two words for you…” I thought (hoped) if I used that phrase over and over and over for two hours and if every song I played had a two-word title, maybe – just maybe – people would think twice (or maybe even once) and not use that annoying expression. Did it work? I got three words for myself: “In your dreams.”

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • ALONE TOGETHER  /  Alyssa Allgood  /  “Exactly Like You”
  • IT’S MAGIC  /  James Brown  /  “Soul On Top”
  • BY MYSELF  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Lazy Afternoon”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • FASCINATING RHYTHM  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • MONA LISA  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat ‘King’ Cole & Me”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  Betty Carter & Carmen McRae  /  “Duets”
  • THAT FACE  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • WONDERFUL GUY  /  Wesla Whitfield  /  “Beautiful Love”
  • EMBRACEABLE YOU  /  (Mystery Verse)  /  Molly Lyons  /  “Verses Only”
  • EMBRACEABLE YOU  /  Laura Nyro  /  “Angel In The Dark”
  • WHO CARES  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • THOU SWELL  /  Lucy Yeghiazaryan  /  “Blue Heaven”
  • SWEET LORRAINE  /  Nicolas Beard  /  “I Remember You: The Music Of Nat King Cole”
  • GOING UPTOWN  /  Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Swing Out”
  • DON’T EXPLAIN  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Renderings”
  • I’M HIP  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Confessions”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Jesse Belvin  /  “Mr. Easy”
  • YOU’LL SEE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • MOOD INDIGO  /  Wynton Marsalis & JALCO  /  “Live In Swing City”
  • SIGNING OFF  /  Lauren White  /  “Life In The Modern World”
  • GEORGIA ROSE  /  Gavin Hope  /  “For All We Know”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Betty Carter & Carmen McRae  /  “Duets”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • SWEET SLUMBER  /  Jimmy Witherspoon & Jack McDuff  /  “The Blues Is Now”
  • 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 “UNCIVIL DISCOURSE” (5.19.19)

19 May

Angry. Bitter. Vindictive. Sarcastic. Belittling. Bullying – no I’m not trying to come up with my professional wrestler name. Haven’t you noticed? That’s how people talk to each other these days. Whatever happened to listening? Whatever happened to “if you don’t have anything nice to say…” I mean, whatever happened to civil discourse? I know, that’s so old world. Okay, I’ll join the new world – if only for two hours. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • GOODY GOODY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra & Swingin’ Brass”
  • EVERYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU  /  Johanna Sillanpaa  /  “From This Side”
  • YOUR MIND IS ON VACATION  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “Real Emotional”
  • IN THE NAME OF LOVE  /  Alan & Stacey Schulman  /  “As Is”
  • HOUND DOG  /  Casey Abrams  /  “Jazz”
  • SO LONG YOU FOOL  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Make Someone Happy”
  • KILLED A CAT  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Silver Morning”
  • BABY I DON’T CRY OVER YOU  /  Yamit Lemoine  /  “Ain’t Misbehavin’”
  • DON’T LET THE SUN CATCH YOU CRYING  /  Ray Charles  /  “The Genius of Ray Charles”
  • WHY DON’T YOU DO RIGHT  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Amy Irving  /  “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”
  • IT’S TOO LATE /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “The Vienna Affair”
  • DO NOTHING TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Bennett Sing Ellington: Hot & Cool”
  • I’M GONNA LOCK MY HEART  /  Karina Corradini  /  “Bridge To Infinity”
  • LET’S TALK ABOUT ME  /  The Hot Club Sandwich  /  “At The Matrix”
  • MOST GENTLEMEN DON’T LIKE LOVE  /  Betty Carter  /  “The Cole Porter Songbook”
  • GIRL TALK  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “Girl Talk”
  • DANCE ON YOUR OWN  /  Carol Welsman  /  “I Like Men”
  • GET OUT OF TOWN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Dirk Bogarde  /  “Lyrics For Lovers”
  • YOU’RE A CAD  /  Hilary Gardner & Charles Ruggiero  /  “The Bird & The Bee”
  • CAN’T WE BE FRIENDS?  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Once In A While”
  • YOU’RE BLASÉ  /  Stan Getz  /  “Spring Is Here”
  • YOU IRRITATE ME SO  /  Hetty Kate & The Dan McLean Hot Six  /  “The Umbrella Man”
  • TELL ME THE TRUTH  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “This Is Living”
  • LIVING IN THE WRONG TIME  /  Paul Jost  /  “Simple Life”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “WHO CARES?” (5.4.19)

6 May

It all started because I was sick and tired of hearing words like mischaracterization, and collusion, and all the words that rhyme with it – contusion, infusion, diffusion, transfusion, confusion, etc. Enough! So I devised a care package, two-hours of songs with a word that seems to fallen out of favor in our vocabulary these days: care. 

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WHO CARES  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME  /  Hailey Reinhardt & Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • PLEASE BE KIND  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • WHY SHOULD I CARE  /  Viktoria Tolstoy  /  “Meet Me At The Movies”
  • I SHOULD CARE  /  Betty Carter  /  “In Person”
  • LIFE DON’T CARE  /  Idiomatics  /  “Out Of Town”
  • CAN’T BUY ME LOVE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • I DON’T CARE MUCH  /  Hailey Tuck  /  “Junk”
  • THE CARELESS YEARS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tony Perkins  /  “From My Heart”
  • CARELESS LOVE  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “Careless Love”
  • CAREFUL  /  Gary Burton  /  “Something’s Coming”
  • DEVIL MAY CARE  /  Mary Foster Conklin  /  “Grace Notes”
  • THE BLUES DON’T CARE  /  Nat Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • I’M THE CARING KIND  /  Susie Arioli  /  “Spring”
  • DON’T YOU KNOW I CARE  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “No Regrets”
  • CARELESS WHISPERS  /  Postmodern Jukebox  /  “Clubbin’ With Grandpa”
  • IF I DIDN’T CARE  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Amy Adams & Lee Pace  /  “Miss Pettigrew Lives for A Day Soundtrack”
  • S’WONDERFUL  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “S’Wonderful”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Bill Evans  /  “The Complete Riverside Recordings”
  • BE CAREFUL IT’S MY HEART  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Home”
  • WHEN NO ONE CARES  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “When No One Cares”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Bill Evans  /  “The Complete Riverside Recordings”
  • CHILDREN WILL LISTEN/YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT  /  Renee Fleming & Leslie Odom Jr.  /  “Broadway”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “UNCLE BILL’S STORYTIME” (4.13.19)

14 Apr

Two hours of arguably the best of the best singers; I’d also argue that they are among the best of the best storytellers, too. This week was all about finding singers and songs that tell a story. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life: Collected”
  • ITSY BITSY BLUES  /  Cynthia Bane  /  “Clearly”
  • THE THREE BEARS  /  Bobby Troup  /  “Tell Me You’re Home”
  • WHAT’S YOUR STORY, MORNING GLORY?  /  Kristin Korb  /  “What’s Your Story?”
  • IN THE EXTRAOUTOSPHERE  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • SURREY WITH THE FRINGE ON TOP  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “You’ll Never Know”
  • THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Paul Jost  /  “Simple Life”
  • ONCE UPON A TIME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Charles Boyer  /  “Gigi And Other Romantic Songs”
  • THE TROLLEY SONG  /  Betty Carter  /  “The Audience With Betty Carter”
  • DINNER FOR ONE, PLEASE, JAMES  /  Joe Williams  /  Ballad & Blues Master”
  • LITTLE BLUE MAN  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “DotDotDot”
  • THAT AFTERNOON IN HARLEM  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Company I Keep”
  • AT THE RENDEZVOUS  /  Clint Holmes & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “Rendezvous”
  • STEPSISTERS’ LAMENT  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant  /  “For One To Love”
  • LEOPARD-SKIN PILL-BOX HAT  /  Janet Planet  /  “Sings The Bob Dylan Songbook”
  • MISS OTIS REGRETS  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Ethel Ennis  /  “Ethel Ennis”
  • OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond  /  “Live At Storyville”
  • WALTZ FOR DEBBY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • ALBATROSS  /  Judy Collins & Lara Downes  /  Holes In The Sky”
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  Nina Simone & Piano”
  • THE RULES DON’T APPLY  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Math Camp”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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