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PLAYLIST FOR “DUETS WEEK” (4.21.18)

22 Apr

There’s strength in numbers, right? So this must have been one of my strongest shows ever because ever song sung was sung by two singers. Plus the instrumentals were duets, too. I even invited a co-host to join me behind the mic – Alexa, the artificial intelligence assistant. That didn’t go exactly as I thought it would. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or album Title

  • TAKES TWO TO TANGO  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • I’M CONFESSIN’  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • MOUNTAIN GREENERY  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Echoes”
  • ALL ROUTE 66 DAY TRIPPER BLUES  /  Billy Brandt & Carrie Wick /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Jamie Cullum & Laura Mvula  /  “Interlude”
  • LITTLE LULU  /  Bill Evans  /  “Further Conversations With Myself”
  • IF I HAD A TALKING PICTURE OF YOU  /  Seth MacFarlane & Norah Jones  /  “In Full Swing”
  • THE BEST THING FOR YOU  /  Mark Murphy & Sheila Jordan  /  “Songbook”
  • GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Anna Wilson & Keith Urban  /  “Countrypolitan Duets”
  • THANKS FOR THE MEMORY  /  Bob Hope & Shirley Ross  /  “Thanks For The Memory”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Gregory Porter  /  “Ella With The London Symphony Orchestra”
  • I BELIEVE SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT ME  /  Kevin Mahogany & Randy Travis  /  “Another Time Another Place”
  • FANCY MEETING YOU HERE  /  Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney  /  “Fancy Meeting You here”
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND  /  Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond  /  “1975: The Duets”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  Betty Carter & Carmen McRae   /  “Duets”
  • MY CUTIE’S DUE ON THE TWO-TO-TWO TODAY  /  Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer  /  “Two Of A Kind”
  • SLOW TALKER  /  Bob & Ray  /  “Bob & Ray: The Two And Only”
  • SAM’S SONG  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Bing Crosby & Gary Crosby  /  “Bing’s Golden Records”
  • PEEL ME A GRAPE  /  Blossom Dearie & Lyle Lovett  /  (Unreleased Single)
  • YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG  /  Curtis Stigers & Cyrille Aimee  /  “Hooray For Love”
  • SILLY HABITS  /  Mel Tormé & Janis Ian  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden  /  “Last Dance”
  • AMERICAN TUNE  /  Simon & Garfunkel  /  “The Concert In Central Park”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Want to hear how I co-hosted with Alexa? It might surprise you. Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to an archive version.
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PLAYLIST FOR “HE SAID-SHE SAID” (1.20.18)

22 Jan

I played musical He Said-She Said this week, and unlike real life, nobody got fired and nobody went to court. Lots of opposing viewpoints and men and women not seeing eye-to-eye, but I also included some classic He Said-She Said duets

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • NICE AND EASY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice & Easy”
  • DO SOMETHING  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • LIVE ALONE AND LIKE IT  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Let’s Get Lost”
  • LIVING WITHOUT YOU  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  Patricia Barber  /  The Cole Porter Mix”
  • LOVE IS A NECESSARY EVIL  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life, Collected”
  • LET’S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Ella With The London Symphony Orchestra”
  • THE LADY IS A TRAMP  /  Buddy Greco  /  “The Lady Is A Tramp”
  • HE’S A TRAMP  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • BANGERS & MASH  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Peter Sellers & Sophia Loren  /  “Goodness Gracious Me Vol. 1”
  • MAKE ME RAINBOWS  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Easy”
  • WHERE’S THAT RAINBOW  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “It’s All Over But The Swingin’”
  • GET HAPPY  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend”
  • LOVE WON’T LET YOU GET AWAY  /  Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney  /  “Fancy Meeting You Here”
  • BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Falling In Love With Love”
  • 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Take Love Easy’”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • BOY WANTED  /  Sandra King  /  “Making Beautiful Music Together”
  • I WANT A LITTLE GIRL  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • YOU WON’T FORGET ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • IT’S EASY TO REMEMBER  /  John Coltrane Quartet  /  “Ballads”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Want to listen to last week’s show? Of course you do. Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to an archive version.
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PLAYLIST FOR “BE KIND TO ANIMALS WEEK” (5.16.15) #jazz #jazzvocals #jazzradio

16 May

This week I paid tribute to “Be Kind To Animals Week.” Be assured that no animals were harmed during the broadcast of this show…don’t know if I can make the same claim about audience members. 

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SWINGING ON A STAR  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Ultra Lounge: Nursery Rhymes”
  • SKYLARK  /  Linda Ronstadt  /  “Lush Life”
  • TEDDY BEARS PICNIC  /  Bing Crosby  /  “Musical Moments To Remember”
  • THE EAGLE AND ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “I Thought About You: Live At Vine Street”
  • BOA CONSTRICTOR  /  Shel Silverstein  /  “Essential Folk Masters”
  • STRAIGHTEN UP AND FLY RIGHT  /  Ed Reed  /  “I’m A Shy Guy”
  • THE SPIDER AND THE FLY  /  Maud Hixson  /  “Don’t Let A Good Thing Get Away”                
  • SIMON SMITH AND THE AMAZING DANCING BEAR  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • KILLER JOE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Singing Dogs
  • KILLED A CAT  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Silver Morning”
  • CAT BACK BLUES  /  Kathi Walkup  /  “The Secret of The Song”
  • THE BARE NECESSITIES  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • THE DUCK  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “The Very Thought Of You”                                
  • BEIN’ GREEN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra & Company”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MUSIC TO BE THANKFUL FOR 2014” (11.29.14)

1 Dec

Thanks to all of the listeners and special thanks to all of the WMNR broadcasters who all came up with music they were thankful for this year.  It was an eclectic and very personal show and I was happy just to sit back and play it all. I also hope you caught the show because it featured a live, in-studio version of “‘Round Midnight” by composer/lyricist/pianist Cody Owen Stine.  

 SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • WHEN THE SUN COMES OUT  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “A Song For You”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Helen Merrill  /  “Helen Merrill
  • COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS   /  Bing Crosby  /  “White Christmas”
  • CARELESS WHISPERS  /  Postmodern Jukebox  /  “Clubbin’ With Grandpa”
  • OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Josh Wright  /  “My Favorite Things”
  • I LOVE TO LOVE  /  Nina Simone  /  “Forbidden Fruit”
  • FALLING INTO YOU  /  Kelli O’Hara & Steven Pasquale  /  “Bridges Of Madison County Cast Album”
  • YOU LOOK GOOD TO ME  /  Oscar Peterson Trio  /  “Days Of Wine And Roses
  • THE GIRL I LOVE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “MTV Unplugged”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT  /  Stephanie Laliberte  /  “Stephanie Laliberte”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

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PLAYLIST FOR “STARTING OVER” (9.1.12)

2 Sep

Great to be “starting over” with a new season of Turntable For One. This year I promise: more great jazz vocals, more new singers, and more chances for you to win fabulous prizes! (One of those is a blatant lie.  Tune in next Saturday night at 10:00 to find out which one.)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  Album or CD Title

  • SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES  /  George Evans  /  “Live At The Cellar”
  • THE THINGS WE DID LAST SUMMER  /  Nancy Wilson & George Shearing  /  “The Swinging’s Mutual”
  • ISN’T IT A PITY  /  Mel Torme  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • HELLO STRANGER  /  Diane Marino  /  “Groovin”
  • IT STARTED ALL OVER AGAIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “I Remember Tommy”
  • LET ME TRY AGAIN  /  (mystery vocalist)  /  Connie Francis  /  “Live At Trump’s Castle”
  • CAN WE PRETEND  /  Freddie Cole  /  “Talk To Me”
  • FANCY MEETING YOU HERE  /  Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney  /  “Fancy Meeting You Here”
  • THE SECOND TIME AROUND  /  Rickie Lee Jones  /  “Pop Pop”
  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Nat Cole & George Shearing   /“Songs From Stage and Screen”
  • TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Bennett At Carnegie Hall”
  • WHERE DO YOU START?  /  Leslie  Uggams  /  “On My Way To You”
  • TILL I GET IT RIGHT  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Till I Get It Right”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (theme music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

PLAYLIST FOR “AN IRISH STEW” (3.17.12)

18 Mar

Thanks for joining me for our St. Patrick’s Day revelry, featuring a stew of Irish songs, Irish singers, and even a few Irish jazz singers we don’t hear often over here. Though my favorite part of the show was eating an entire bowl of Lucky Charms.

Don’t miss the clue for next week’s show this Wednesday. Stay home from work if you have to.

SONG TITLE / Artist / CD or Album Title

LUCK BE A LADY / Frank Sinatra/Count Basie / “Sinatra: Vegas”

CLOSE TO YOU / Siobhan Pettit / “Long Ago Tomorrow”

I CAN’T GET STARTED / Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney / “Fancy Meeting You Here”

COME RAIN OR COME SHINE / Gerry Mulligan / “Live At The Village Vangaurd

MY LAST AFFAIR / Joe Coughlin / “Live”

PALS / (mystery vocalist) / Ann Jillian & Steve Allen / “Introducing Ann Jillian The Singer”

COCKLES AND MUSSELS / The Hi-Los / “The Hi-Los Happen To Folk Music”

ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET / Ella Fitzgerald / “12 Nights In Hollywood”

ALL OF YOU / Cormac Kenevey / “The Art Of Dreaming”

MEET YOU AT THE MOON / Imelda May / “Love Tattoo”

THE RAINBOW CONNECTION / Bobby Scott / “Slowly”

PARIS MISMATCH / (theme) / Cody Owen Stine / (Unreleased Master)