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PLAYLIST FOR “SONGS ABOUT SONGS” (A SHOW FROM THE ARCHIVES) (9.30.17)

2 Oct

I couldn’t do a live show this week; fortunately, the opposite isn’t doing a dead show, but presenting a show from the Turntable For One archives. This was a show from a year or so ago, when I opined, Over the last 7 years, I’ve come up with musical themes of songs about nearly everything you can think of. Hope you caught my previous shows on songs about Silverware Safety, Practical Eccentricities, and The Only Thing The NSA Isn’t Watching Is Paint Drying. This week was more about music than my paranoia.  I’m content.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WITH A SONG IN MY HEART  /  Chet Baker  /  “She Was Too Good To Me”
  •  I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART  /  Adrienne Fenmor  /  “Blue Skies”
  • THE SONG IS YOU  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Rare Sinatra”
  •  WHEN HE MAKES MUSIC  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Extra Special”
  • IF YOU WERE A SONG  /  Billy Brandt  /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor”
  • THE SONG IS ENDED  /  The Swingle Singers  /  “A Celebration Of The Voice”
  • IT WAS ALMOST LIKE A SONG  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • MUSIC  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine Live At Carnegie Hall”
  • I HEAR MUSIC  /  Stephane Grappelli  /  “How High The Moon”
  • I LIKE TO RECOGNIZE THE TUNE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Frederica Von Stade  /  “Another Side of Frederica Von Stade”
  • MUSIC MAESTRO PLEASE  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • SONG ABOUT THE MOON  /  Alexis Cole  /  “Dazzling Blue”
  • THE MUSIC GOES ROUND AND ROUND  /  Mark Pompe  /  “Monks’ Dream”
  • ONE NOTE SAMBA  /  Veronneau  /  “Jazz Samba Project”
  • ONE NOTE SAMBA  /  Betty Carter  /  “Round Midnight”
  • JOHNNY ONE NOTE  /  Anita O’Day  /  “Anita O’Day Swings Rogers & Hart”
  • BROOKLYN LOVE SONG  /  Duchess  /  “Duchess”
  • SWING  /  Allan Harris  /  “Nobody’s Gonna Love You Better”
  • YOU ARE LIKE A SONG  Svetlana & The Delancy 5  /  “A Night At The Speakeasy”
  • SING  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Various  /  “Sesame Street: The Best Of Elmo”
  • CAN’T HELP SINGING  /  Jody Sandhaus  /  “A Fine Spring Morning”
  • AS LONG AS I’M SINGING  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Capitol Collectors Series”
  • TEACH ME A SONG  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Never Let Me Go”
  • BABY’S REQUEST  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • A DOLLAR FOR A DIME  /  Joe Williams  /  “Every Night”
  • DEEP SONG  /  Morgana King  /  “It’s A Quiet thing”
  • A SONG FOR YOU  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “A Song For You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “STATES I’VE BEEN IN” (11.19.16)

22 Nov

No, this wasn’t a geography lesson. I’m talking about states of mind, some I visit regularly, some I try to avoid, some I’ve been stranded in ever since the election.

(State Of Mind)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • (Mourning)  /  BIRD ON A WIRE  /  Leonard Cohen  /  “Songs Live”
  • I DON’T WANT MUCH  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend: Live In California”
  • (Bliss)  /  CHEEK TO CHEEK  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Ella & Louis”
  • (Indecision)  /  UNDECIDED  /  Amy Farris  /  “Anyway”
  • UNDECIDED BLUES  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Playing With My Friends”
  • (Amazement)  /  IT AMAZES ME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • (Disbelief)  /  I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT YOU’RE IN LOVE WITH ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session”
  • (Resignation)  /  COMES LOVE  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Billie’s Best”
  • FAILURE FACE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Rod McKuen  /  “A Boy Named Charlie Brown”
  • (Spirituality)  /  NAIMA  /  Charles Lloyd  /  “Autumn In New York”
  • (Grace)  /  HOUSE OF GRACE  /  Billy Brandt  /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor”
  • (Self-Deception)  /  I HAVEN’T GOT ANY BETTER TO DO  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • (Optimism)  /  BLUESETTE  /  Mel Torme & Buddy Rich Orchestra  /  “When I Found You”
  • (Not Optimism)  /  LITTLE GIRL BLUE  /  Nina Simone  /  “After Hours”
  • (Horny Dog)  /  WHATCHA GONNA DO ON MONDAY  /  Andy Scott  /  “Angels”
  • (Horny Dog Response)  /  DOWN BOY  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “I Like Men”
  • (Neediness)  /  DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • (Unrequited Love)  /  SWEETHEART  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Great City”
  • (Euphoria)  /  ON A CLEAR DAY  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Boston Concert”
  • (Shock)  /  GUESS WHO I SAW TODAY  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson  /  “Two’s Company”
  • (Innocence Or Ignorance?  /  SIMON SMITH AND HIS AMAZING DANCING BEAR  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • (Higher Consciousness)  /  THE WATERS OF MARCH  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • (Glass Half-Full)  /  THE RAINBOW CONNECTION  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • (Glass Half-Empty)  /  I THINK IT’S GOING TO RAIN TODAY  /  Norah Jones  /  “Higher Ground”
  • (Prayer)  /  COME SUNDAY  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Sophisticated Lady”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SONGS ABOUT SONGS” (9.17.16)

17 Sep

Over the last 7 years, I’ve thought of musical themes of songs for about nearly everything you can think of. Hope you caught my shows on songs about Boy Meets Tinder, Practical First Aid, and The Only Thing The NSA Isn’t Watching Is Paint Drying. This week was more about the music than my paranoia.  I’m content.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WITH A SONG IN MY HEART  /  Chet Baker  /  “She Was Too Good To Me”
  •  I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART  /  Adrienne Fenmor  /  “Blue Skies”
  • THE SONG IS YOU  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Rare Sinatra”
  •  WHEN HE MAKES MUSIC  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Extra Special”
  • IF YOU WERE A SONG  /  Billy Brandt  /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor”
  • THE SONG IS ENDED  /  The Swingle Singers  /  “A Celebration Of The Voice”
  • IT WAS ALMOST LIKE A SONG  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • MUSIC  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine Live At Carnegie Hall”
  • I HEAR MUSIC  /  Stephane Grappelli  /  “How High The Moon”
  • I LIKE TO RECOGNIZE THE TUNE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Frederica Von Stade  /  “Another Side of Frederica Von Stade”
  • MUSIC MAESTRO PLEASE  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • SONG ABOUT THE MOON  /  Alexis Cole  /  “Dazzling Blue”
  • THE MUSIC GOES ROUND AND ROUND  /  Mark Pompe  /  “Monks’ Dream”
  • ONE NOTE SAMBA  /  Veronneau  /  “Jazz Samba Project”
  • ONE NOTE SAMBA  /  Betty Carter  /  “Round Midnight”
  • JOHNNY ONE NOTE  /  Anita O’Day  /  “Anita O’Day Swings Rogers & Hart”
  • BROOKLYN LOVE SONG  /  Duchess  /  “Duchess”
  • SWING  /  Allan Harris  /  “Nobody’s Gonna Love You Better”
  • YOU ARE LIKE A SONG  Svetlana & The Delancy 5  /  “A Night At The Speakeasy”
  • SING  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Various  /  “Sesame Street: The Best Of Elmo”
  • CAN’T HELP SINGING  /  Jody Sandhaus  /  “A Fine Spring Morning”
  • AS LONG AS I’M SINGING  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Capitol Collectors Series”
  • TEACH ME A SONG  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Never Let Me Go”
  • BABY’S REQUEST  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • A DOLLAR FOR A DIME  /  Joe Williams  /  “Every Night”
  • DEEP SONG  /  Morgana King  /  “It’s A Quiet thing”
  • A SONG FOR YOU  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “A Song For You”
  • 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

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PLAYLIST FOR “MUSICAL MASH-UPS” (12.12.15)

12 Dec

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 Gastyer  /  “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. 

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

 

Want to see what I do (and other WMNR broadcasters do) while the music is playing? Check out this new video!

https://youtu.be/ujQ4bRHbDzM

 

 

 

 

PLAYLIST FOR “SUMMER LISTENING ASSIGNMENTS 2015” (6.27.15) #jazz #jazzradio #doasisay

28 Jun

Even though I’ll be on a 7-week hiatus (while WMNR broadcasts live concerts from Tanglewood by the Boston Symphony Orchestra), I couldn’t go without leaving you my recommendations for great new music and great old music so that your can work on your ears while you work on your tan this summer. So, whether you’re lying on the beach, lying in bed, or lying on the campaign trail, here are a few parting suggestions for your summer listening pleasure.

I’ll be back in the Fall, but drop by here frequently because I’ll be talking about music I’m listening to while I’m on my vacation. I’d also love to hear what music you’re listening to, so leave a comment.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN  /  Michael Valeanu w/ Cyrille Aimee  /  “Hard To Cook”
  • DON’T BLAME ME  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Sings Mostly Dorothy Fields & Cy Coleman”
  • WALKING BY FLASHLIGHT  /  Maria Schneider Orchestra  /  “The Thompson Fields”
  • IF I HAD A QUARTER  /  Billy Brandt  /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Cassia DeMayo  /  “Heart, We Will Forget Him”
  • SIMON SMITH & HIS AMAZING DANCING BEAR  /  Mark Jennett   /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • GOT OVER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Harry Belafonte/Robert Glasper  /  “Covered”
  • MY CLOCK IS TICKIN’  /  Heather Simmons  /  “I’m Old Fashioned”
  • HEY YOU WITH THE CRAZY EYES  /  Loston Harris  /  “Swingfully Yours”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • CLIMATE CHANGE  /  Burak Kaya  /  “Climate Change”                                          
  • AND SO TO BED  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “John Pizzarelli Salutes Johnny Mercer”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE SUBJUNCTIVE MOOD” (5.23.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

24 May

In my obsessive effort to defend correct grammar, I focussed this week on my favorite verb mood, the subjunctive mood; my favorite because it often expresses wishes – even though they’re wishes which haven’t or can’t come true. It’s all a part of my “No listener left behind” effort. Don’t try to thank me. Just doing my job. (Ok, you can try to thank me.)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • IF THE STARS WERE MINE  /  Melody Gardot  /  “My One & Only Thrill”
  • I WISH I WERE IN LOVE AGAIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”
  • IF I HAD YOU  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “The Complete Roulette Sarah Vaughan Studio Sessions”
  • IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW  /  Chet Baker  /  “You Can’t Go Home Again”
  • IF I NEEDED YOU  /  Kellye Gray  /  “And They Call Us Cowboys”
  • IF YOU WERE A SONG  /  Billy Brandt  /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor”
  • IF LOVE WERE ALL  /  Judy Garland  /  “Judy At Carnegie”
  • AND THE MOON GREW BRIGHTER & BRIGHTER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Kirk Douglas  /  “Hollywood Actors Sing”
  • I WISH I KNEW  /  Marlene VerPlanck  /  “Ballads…Mostly”
  • IF YOU WERE THE ONLY GIRL (IN THE WORLD)  /  Dean Martin  /  “Dream With Dean”
  • IF YOU NEVER FALL IN LOVE WITH ME  /  Kate Davis  /  “Live At Jimmy Mak’s”
  • I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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