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PLAYLIST FOR “I’M IN THE MOOD FOR THE SUBJUNCTIVE” (3.30.19)

30 Mar

In an effort to save an endangered and near extinct treasure – good grammar, I renewed my effort to MGGA – Make Grammar Great Again – and offered a remedial lesson in the subjunctive, that form of grammar that expresses wishes and desires for things we don’t have. Of course, I had a lot of help from some wonderful adjunct songwriters and singers. Wish you’d never heard of the subjunctive mood? Hey, maybe you understand this stuff better than you think.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I WISH I WERE IN LOVE AGAIN  /  Gillian Margot  /  “Black Butterfly”
  • IF DREAMS COME TRUE  /  Joe Williams  /  “Prez & Joe”
  • IF I WERE A BELL  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • IF YOU WERE A SONG  /  Billy Brandt  /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor”
  • IF THE STARS WERE MINE  /  Melody Gardot  /  “My One And Only Thrill”
  • I WISH I KNEW  /  Jimmy Scott  /  “The Source”
  • IF JAMES TAYLOR WERE ON FIRE  /  Paul And Storm  /  “Gumbo Pants”
  • IF I WERE A BOY  /  Reba McEntire  /  “All The Woman I Am”
  • IF I WERE A CARPENTER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Leonard Nimoy  /  “Spaced Out – The Best Of Leonard Nimoy”
  • I WISH I KNEW (HOW IT WOULD FEEL TO BE FREE)  /  Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Studio Sessions”
  • IF I LOVED YOU  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “What’s Good About Goodbye”
  • IF YOU WERE MINE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “I Wanna Be Around”
  • IF I HAD YOU  /  Nnenna Freelon  /  Nnenna Freelon Live”
  • IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AIN’T  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Alone Together”
  • IF JAMES TAYLOR WERE ON FIRE AT THE BOTTOM OF A WELL  /  Paul & Storm  /  “Gumbo Pants”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN  /  John Doakes  /  “Forever Reasons”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A HEART  /  Michelle Lordi  /  “Drive”
  • IF LOVE WERE ALL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Alan Cumming  /  “Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs”
  • IF I WERE YOU  /  Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson  /  “The Complete Billie Holiday On Columbia”
  • I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • IF YOU LOVE ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • THAT’S MY DESIRE  /  Ray Stevens  /  “Grover’s Hat Project”
  • IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW  /  Chet Baker, Philip Catherine  /  “Late Night Jazz”
  • IF YOU WERE THE ONLY BOY  /  Bernadette Peters  /  “Sondheim, Etc., Etc.”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “WINNERS AND LOSERS” (11.3.18)

29 Dec

Soon it will all be in the rearview mirror; the midterms will have passed, and we’ll know who are the winners and who are the losers. It will all be over – except for the celebrating, the crying, the blaming, the lawsuits, the recounts, the excuses, the recriminations, the marches, the protests. So just to ease my listeners into this traditional, all-American period of jubilation and mourning, I played songs abut winning and losing. The singers, however, were all total winners. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • ALL RIGHT, OKAY, YOU WIN  /  Joe Williams & Count Basie  /  “Count Basie At Newport”
  • BOOZERS AND LOSERS  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers & Losers”
  • HERE’S TO THE LOSERS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Softly As I Leave You”
  • LUCKY TO BE ME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings Comden & Green”
  • DAYS LIKE THIS  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles: Live In London”
  • HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU  /  Shirley Horn    “The Main Ingredient”
  • “DENZEL” + AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL  /  John Daversa Big Band  /  “American Dreamers”
  • I’VE GOT JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING  /  Fleurine  /  “Meant To Be”
  • I WAS A FOOL TO LET YOU GO  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • WINNER TAKES IT ALL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Meryl Streep  /  “Mama Mia Soundtrack”
  • NOBODY WINS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ol’ Blues Eyes Is Back”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Renderings”
  • NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT  /  Leslie Odom Jr.  /  “Leslie Odom Jr.”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • IN SPITE OF ALL THIS, I’M STILL HAPPY  /  Danny Bacher  /  “Still Happy”
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Sister Orchid”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Wayne Newton  /  “Wild, Cool, And Swingin’”
  • LOSING STRATEGY  /  Kate McGarry  /  “The Subject Tonight Is Love”
  • LOVER MAN  /  Bill Evans & Jeremy Steig  /  “Bill Evans For Lovers”
  • WHEN I LOST YOU  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Bennett/Berlin”
  • LUCKY SO AND SO  /  Kate Reid  /   “The Heart Already Knows”
  • IF I SHOULD LOSE YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “Four Women”
  • THE BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Ian Shaw & Sue Richardson  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “FULL MOON RISING” (9.22.18)

22 Sep

I dedicated this week’s show to the upcoming full moon because it’s said that the full moon has an interrupting effect on human sleep patterns. I’ll do anything to try to keep my audience awake. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MOONDANCE  /  Van Morrison  /  “The Best Of Van Morrison Vol. 3”
  • MOONGLOW  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Solitude”
  • OLD DEVIL MOON  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “As I Remember It”
  • NO MOON AT ALL  /  Sara Gazarek & Josh Nelson  /  “Dream In Blue”
  • FLY ME TO THE MOON  /  Willie Nelson  /  “My Way”
  • MELANCHOLY MOON  /  Monica Munro  /  “Down To The River”
  • MOON-FACED & STARRY EYED  /  The Hi-Lo’s  /  “All That Jazz”
  • HOW HIGH THE MOON  /  Count Basie  /  “Count Basie & His Orchestra In London”
  • SONG ABOUT THE MOON  /  Alexis Cole  /  “Dazzling Blue”
  • WHAT A LITTLE MOONLIGHT CAN DO  /  Janet Planet  /  “Get Happy”
  • HELLO YOUNG LOVERS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  James Darren  /  “The Best Of James Darren”
  • DESTINATION MOON  /  Dinah Washington  /  Dinah ‘62”
  • MOONLIGHT SERENADE  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirting With Twilight”
  • HARVEST MOON  /  Cassandra Wilson  /  “New Moon Daughter”
  • SHINE ON HARVEST MOON  /  Jimmy Rushing & Dave Brubeck  /  “Brubeck & Rushing”
  • IN THE EVNING BY THE MOONLIGHT  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina At Newport”
  • IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • FORGET ABOUT THE MOONLIGHT  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “When You Make Me Smile”
  • OH YOU CRAZY MOON  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • I WANT TO TURN OUT MY LIGHT  /  April Barrows  /  “My Dream Is You”
  • MOON AND SAND  /  Kenny Burrell  /  “Guitar Forms”
  • POLKA DOTS & MOONBEAMS  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Sassy Swings The Tivoli”
  • MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Fly With Me”
  • IN THE GLOW OF THE MOON  /  Dena DeRose  /  “A Walk In The Park”
  • MOON RIVER  /  Gavin Hope  /  “For All We Know”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LADIES NIGHT AT TURNTABLE FOR ONE” (9.15.18)

15 Sep

All kinds of songs featuring lady in the title or lyrics and wonderful ladies singing them – although, since this is America, women sang only 77% of the songs. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • OH, LADY BE GOOD  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At The Opera House”
  • THE LADY’S IN LOVE WITH YOU  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • THE LADY WANTS TO KNOW  /  Laura Fygi  /  “The Lady Wants To Know”
  • WILD WOMEN DON’T HAVE THE BLUES  /  Cecile McLoren Salvant  /  “Dreams And Daggers”
  • FOR MY LADY  /  The Real Group w/ Toots Thielemans  /  “One For All”
  • THE GAL FROM JOE’S  /  Simone  /  “Simone On Simone”
  • LITTLE GIRL BLUE  /  Nina Simone  /  “Mood Indigo”
  • LADY IN RED  /  The Hi-Lo’s  /  “And All That Jazz”
  • FOOLIN’ MYSELF  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Audra McDonald  /  “Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill”
  • LADY SINGS THE BLUES  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady Sings The Blues”
  • GIRLS WERE MADE TO TAKE CARE OF BOYS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “The Complete Commodore/Decca Masters”
  • SHOW ME  /  Wesla Whitfield  /  “Beautiful Love”
  • I HOLD YOUR HAND IN MINE  /  Tom Lehrer  /  “The Old Dope Peddler”
  • THE LADY IS A TRAMP  /  Patti Page  /  “In The Land Of HiFi”
  • HE’S A TRAMP  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “Everybody Wants To Ba A Cat”
  • BIG DISCOUNT  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Some Of That Sunshine”
  • LUCK BE A LADY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Standing Room Only”
  • LAY LADY LAY  /  The Brothers And Sisters  /  “Dylan’s Gospel”
  • LADY CHATTERLEY’S MOTHER  /  Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Orchestra  /  “At The Village Vanguard”
  • LADY BIRD  /  Cassia DeMayo  /  “Heart, We Will Forget Him”
  • SOPHISTICATED LADY  /  Alison Fraser  /  “Tennessee Williams” Words & Music”
  • LADIES WHO LUNCH  /  Elaine Stritch  /  “Company – Original Broadway Cast”
  • MAIDS OF CADIZ  /  Miles Davis  /  Miles Ahead
  • LOSING MY MIND  /  Marin Mazzie  /  “Sondheim! The Birthday Celebration”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOOD BYE  /  Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek to Cheek”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  

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PLAYLIST FOR “HITTING BOTTOM” (5.5.18)

6 May

I know it was wishful thinking on my part, but on Saturday’s show I celebrated finally hitting bottom. No, this wasn’t a tribute to Stormy Daniels, it was a realization that the way things are going, I may not live long enough to see us hit the actual bottom. All the songs and some of the singers know exactly what I meant.  So now, after this show, I can tell myself (or pretend) that things will start to get better. (I’m not holding my breath, because I know I really won’t live long enough that way.) 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT  / Alexis Cole  /  “A Kiss In The Dark”   
  • INTO EACH LIFE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • STOP THIS TRAIN  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story?” 
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Ray Charles  /  “The Genius Of Ray Charles”
  • ROCKS IN MY BED  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night” 
  • IT’S ALWAYS 4 AM  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life, Collected”  
  • OLD FASHIONED GAL  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”   
  • THE BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Boz Scaggs  /  “Speak Low”   (Decca Records)
  • MEET ME AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BOTTLE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “Live At Joe’s Pub”  
  • THE LIFE THAT I LEAD  /  Lou Rawls  /  “Carryin’ On”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin” 
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Miles Davis Quintet  /  “Miles Davis & John Coltrane: The Final Tour” 
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Sister Orchid” 
  • DID I EVER REALLY LIVE?  /  Joe Williams  /  “One For My Baby”   
  • BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You” 
  • EVERYBODY’S CRYIN’ MERCY  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend: Live In California”
  • DAYS LIKE THIS  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • THE END OF THE WORLD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Patty Duke  /  “Don’t Just Stand There”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Van Morrison  /  “Versatile”
  • I’M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS  /  Karrin Allyson  /  Round Midnight” 
  • LUSH LIFE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Boston Concert 1976”
  • SOPHISTICATED LADY  /  Linda Ronstadt  /  “Lush Life”
  •  NOTHING LASTS FOREVER  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In every Bar”   
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  

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PLAYLIST FOR “THE BLUES” (4.14.18)

15 Apr

If you were a color, what color would you be? (You can think about that after you read the rest of this.) Last night, I was blue, all shades, all hues, all blues – and all swinging. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ALL BLUES  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Double Rainbow”
  • LADY SINGS THE BLUES  /  Billie Holiday  /  “The Carnegie Hall Concert”
  • MOOD INDIGO  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “In The Wee Small Hours”
  • BLUE TURNING GREY OVER YOU  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Harlem On My Mind”
  • THE BLUES DON’T CARE  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • STRAIGHT AHEAD  /  Jimmy Smith  /  “Bluesmith”
  • LEARNIN’ THE BLUES  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • JOE WILLIAMS BLUES  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At Zardi’s”
  • ME AND THE BLUES  /  Joe Williams  /  “Me & The Blues”
  • BLUE DRAG  /  Linda Carone  /  “Black Moonlight”
  • WHEN SUNNY GETS BLUE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jack Webb  /  “Just The Tracks, Ma’am”
  • TODAY I SING THE BLUES  /  Randy Crawford  /  “No Regrets”
  • EVERYDAY I HAVE THE BLUES  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving Me Crazy”
  • NO MORE BLUES  /  Roberta Gambarini  /  “Easy To Love”
  • BLEE BLOP BLUES  /  Count Basie  /  “Count Basie At Newport 1957”
  • BLUES ARE BREWIN  /  Weslia Whitfield  /  “Beautiful Love”
  • MISTY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tom Selleck  /  “Magnum P.I.”
  • WILD WOMEN DON’T GET THE BLUES  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant  /  “Dreams & Daggers
  • UNDECIDED BLUES  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Playin’ With My Friends”
  • FINE AND MELLOW  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At Town Hall”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Sarah Lancman & Michel Perez  /  “Dark”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Tony DeSare & Edward Derrick  /  “One for My Baby”
  • I GOT IT BAD  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • MEANING OF THE BLUES  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • GEORGIA ROSE  /  Gavin Hope  /  “For All We Know”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “NOSTALGIA NIGHT” – AN ARCHIVE PRESENTATION (3.10.18)

11 Mar

I replayed a show from last November because I couldn’t do a live show this week and, considering all the horrendous things that haves happened just since November, I’ve taken to longing for the good old days — of not so long ago. It was nostalgic for when I was smart and my phone was dumb, when a blue state was just me having a bad day, and when Harvey was a six-foot invisible rabbit you really wanted to see and not a creep you never want to see again. We can’t live in the past, but I don’t mind an occasional visit. I’ll be back from my trip down memory lane and in the studio next Saturday night. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • YESTERDAYS  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “A Fine Romance”
  • I’VE HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY  /  Jaimee Paul  /  “At Last”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Ray Charles  /  “Ray Charles Forever”
  • TRY TO REMEMBER  /  Morgana King  /  “A Taste Of Honey”
  • EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN  /  Michael Holmes  /  “Let Yourself Go”
  • IF YOU WANT THE RAINBOW  /  Roberta Donnay & Prohibition Mob Band  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • SWING BROTHER SWING  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Harlem On My Mind”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tony Perkins  /  “On A Rainy Afternoon”
  • I’D GIVE A DOLLAR FOR A DIME  /  Champian Fulton  /  “Champian Sings & Swings”
  • WHEN THE WORLD WAS YOUNG  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Triplicate”
  • INTERMISSION RIFF  /  Stan Kenton  /  “Kenton In Hifi”
  • YOU COULDN’T BE CUTER  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • MY HOME TOWN  /  Tom Leher  /  “The Old Dope Peddler”
  • WHERE DID THE MAGIC GO  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Astoria: Portrait Of The Artist”
  • THANKS FOR THE MEMORY  /  Bob Hope & Shirley Ross  /  “Thanks For The Memory”
  • YOUNG AND FOOLISH  /  Anita Wardell  /  “Women With Standards”
  • GOOD OLD BAD OLD DAYS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)   /  George Burns  /  “As Time Goes By”
  • LAST NIGHT WHEN WE WERE YOUNG  /  Kenny Burrell  /  “Guitar Forms”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  Allan Harris  /  “Nobody’s Gonna Love You Better”
  • I’M OLD FASHIONED  /  Paula Cole  /  “Ballads”
  • LET’S TAKE AN OLD FASHIONED WALK  /  Melissa Walker  /  I Saw The Sky”
  • THE WAY WE WERE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Boston Concert 1976”
  • THESE FOOLISH THINGS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “The Complete Verve Master Takes”
  • IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “September Of My Years”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  / (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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