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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

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PLAYLIST FOR “NAME-DROPPING” (11.4.17)

5 Nov

I spent the evening naming names – not in a Robert Mueller way, but by playing songs that have at least one reference to a real person.  Some name-drop many more than one person and others have spontaneous ad-lib shout-outs. The final song doesn’t really name-drop any person, but it was my way to say we’re thinking about you, NYC after the events of last week.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or album Title

  • MY NEW CELEBRITY IS YOU  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You” 
  • MISS YOU MR. MERCER  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • I LOVE BEING HERE WITH YOU  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Peggy Lee At Basin Street East”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • BLUES FOR WES  /  Lucky Peterson  /  “Tribute To Jimmy Smith”
  • GOTTA BE THIS OR THAT  /  Kim Nazarian & John Pizzarelli  /  “Some Morning”
  • I LOVE TO LOVE  /  Nina Simone  /  “Forbidden Fruit”
  • HOW ABOUT YOU?  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Concepts”
  • ONE NIGHT WITH FRANK  /  Erin Boheme  /  “What Love Is”
  • MICHAEL BUBLE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “The Vienna Affair”
  • SOMETHING STUPID  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Michael Buble & Reese Witherspoon  /  “To Be Loved”
  • MUSIC IS FOREVER  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Jackie & Roy: Forever”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Begin To Dance”
  • PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ  /  Fred Astaire  /  “The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • YOU COULD BE FRED  /  Jackie Allen  /  “The Men In My Life”
  • YOU’RE THE TOP  /  Stacey Kent  /  “The Boy Next Door”
  • HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Nancy Sinatra  /  “California Girl”
  • JAZZ BAND IN HEAVEN  /  Daphna Levy  /  “Late Night Journey”
  • HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON  /  Lillie Huddleston  /  “How Long Has This Been Going On”
  • CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS  /  Dinah Washington  /  “The Fats Waller Songbook” (Emarcy)
  • MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • VAN LINGLE MUNGO  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Dave Frishberg Classics”
  • BEYOND COMPARE  /  Courtenay Day  /  “State Of Bliss”
  • NANCY WITH THE LAUGHING FACE  /  John Coltrane Quartet  /  “Ballads”
  • PRELUDE TO A KISS  /  Morgana King  /  “A Taste Of Honey”
  • NEW YORK STATE OF MIND  /  Tony Bennett & Billy Joel  /  “Playin’ With My Friends”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine    

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PLAYLIST FOR “IT’S A FULL MOON!” (6.10.17)

11 Jun

I missed the actual full moon by one night (story of my life). Still,how often can you spend a couple of hours listening to a few of the great moon songs? Once in a blue moon?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I WISHED ON THE MOON  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Embraceable You”
  • FLY ME TO THE MOON  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • THERE OUGHT TO BE A MOOLIGHT SAVINGS TIME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • MOONLIGHT PICNIC  /  Gelber & Manning  /  “Moonlight Picnic”                                                
  • MOONLIGHT SERENADE  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirting With Twilight”
  • MOON AND SAND  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Never Let Me Go”
  • NO MOON AT ALL  /  Julian Yeo  /  “Deep Purple Dreams”
  • AMERICAN MOON  /  Bobby Dimple  /  “The Heart’s Delight Follies ‘69”
  • IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON  /  Stephane Grappelli  /  “Vintage Grappelli”
  • MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  The Coasters (Carl Gardner)  /  “There’s A Riot Goin’ On”
  • THAT OLD DEVIL MOON  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • MOONSHADOW DANCE  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “Moonshadow Dance”
  • MOONDANCE  /  Van Morrison  /  “Moondance”
  • SONG ABOUT THE MOON  /  Alexis Cole  /  “Dazzling Blue”
  • I WANNA TURN OUT MY LIGHT  /  April Barrows  /  “My Dream Is You”
  • IN THE EVENING BY THE MOONLIGHT  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina At Newport”
  • HOW HIGH THE MOON  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Johnny Crawford  /  “Rumors”
  • MOON RAY  /  Sara Yervand  /  “Introducing Sara Yervand”
  • MOON RIVER  /  Gavin Hope w/ Bill King  /  “For All We Know”
  •  DESTINATION MOON  /  Selena Evangeline w/Bill King  /  “Left Alone”
  • MOONFALL  /  Patti Cohenour  /  “The Mystery Of Edwin Drood”
  • POLKA DOTS & MOONBEAMS  /  Bill Evans Trio  /  “Turn Out The Stars”
  • THE MOON’S A HARSH MISTRESS  /  Thera Hoeijmans  /  “Another Mile”
  • OH YOU CRAZY MOON  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “EAST COAST VS WEST COAST” (5.27.17)

29 May

Saturday night I held a competition in which there were no losers, only winners – I mean, both the artists and the audience. If only real life were like that.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album title

  • LULLABY OF BROADWAY  /  Tony Bennett & The Dixie Chicks  /  “Duets: An American Classic”
  • LULLABY OF BIRDLAND  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Twelve Nights In Hollywood”
  • I’M ALWAYS DRUNK IN SAN FRANCISCO  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “Live Session”
  • NEW YORK’S MY HOME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Lazy Afternoon”
  • AUTUMN IN NEW YORK  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Fly With Me”
  • OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING  /  Rosemary Clooney & The L.A. Jazz Choir  /  “70- A 70th Birthday Celebration:
  • LOVE YOU MADLY  /  New York Voices  /  “A Day Like This”
  • WEST COAST BLUES  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • WELCOME TO L.A.  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Keith Carradine  /  “Welcome To L.A. Soundtrack”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  New West Guitar Group w/ Tierney Sutton  /  “Send One Your Love”
  • SUNDAY IN NEW YORK  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Hello Dolly To Goodbye Charlie”
  • TRAFFIC AND WEATHER  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Language”
  • JUST OVER THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE  /  Art Garfunkel  /  “Up Till Now”
  • BROOKLYN BRIDGE  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Great City”
  • IN A NEW YORK MINUTE  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In every Bar”
  • GROOVIN’ HIGH  /  Art Pepper  /  “Art Pepper + 11”
  • GROOVIN’ HIGH  /  Dizzy Gillespie Big Band  /  Feel Good Jazz”
  • DO YOU MISS NEW YORK?  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Classics”
  • SLUMMING ON PARK AVENUE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Steve Buscemi  /  “The Imposters”
  • SAN FRANCISCO BAY BLUES  /  Phoebe Snow  /  “Phoebe Snow”
  • GOD ONLY KNOWS  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “It’s A Quiet Thing”
  • KILLED A CAT  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Silver Morning”
  • MANHATTAN  /  Sara Bareilles  /  “The Blessed Unrest”
  • MANHATTAN  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • CALIFORNIA DREAMING  /  Emy Tseng  /  “Sonho”
  • AFTERNOON IN HARLEM  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Company I Keep”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “EGO TRIP TRAVEL TIPS” (5.20.17)

22 May

There seems to be no way to avoid them these days, everyone’s doing it, so pack your selfie-stick, your mirror, your pen for signing autographs, and let’s all go on an Ego Trip! Of course, I’ve added a few cautionary tales to the itinerary, and a few of these trips come in for a crash landing.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album title

  • YOU’RE SO VAIN  /  Carly Simon  /  “Greatest Hits Vol. 1”
  • I’M HIP  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie 1975”
  •  THE BEST THING FOR YOU  /  George Evans  /  “Live At The Cellar”
  • PEEL ME A GRAPE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “The Main Ingredient”
  • I BELIEVE IN YOU  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “It Might As Well Be Swing”
  • THE BEST IS YET TO COME  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • A LOT OF LIVING TO DO  /  Sammy Davis  /  “Sammy Davis Jr. Belts The Best Of Broadway”
  • OLD WORLD CHARM  /  Maud Hixon  /  “Don’t Let A Good Thing Get Away”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Once To Every Heart”
  • YOU CAME A LONG WAY FROM ST. LOUIS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tammy Grimes  /  “Tammy Grimes”
  • HE’S A TRAMP  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • LOVE WON’T LET YOU GET AWAY  /  Seth MacFarlane & Sara Bareilles  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • I BELIEVE SHE WAS TALKIN’ ABOUT ME  /  Kevin Mahogany & Randy Travis  /  “Another Time Another Place”
  • PAY SOME ATTENTION TO ME  /  Lena Jansson  /  “That Certain Feeling”
  • I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER  /  Marc Pompe  /  “Monk’s Dream”
  • I FEEL PRETTY  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Sophie Milman”
  • YOU’RE BLASÉ  /  Stan Getz  /  “My Old Flame”
  • COMMON TOUCH  /  Nancy Kelly  /  “B That Way”
  • YOU’RE LOOKING AT ME  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • ON A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA  /  Morgana King  /  “This Is Always”
  • I CAN’T GET STARTED  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Sunday Express Vol. 2”
  • YOU’LL SEE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • WHEN IN ROME  /  Tina May  /  “A Wing & A Prayer”
  • BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “NO ANSWERS, ONLY QUESTIONS” (AN ARCHIVE SHOW FROM 3.16) (4.8.17)

10 Apr

Here’s to those halcyon, innocent days gone by…in other words, I played a repeat show from last year…though it’s still true that I have more questions than answers. How about you?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or album Title

  • WHY DO PEOPLE FALL IN LOVE?  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • HOW AM I TO KNOW?  /  Diane Marino  /  “Loads Of Love”
  • GEE BABY, AIN’T I GOOD TO YOU?  /  King Powell  /  “King Powell”
  • HOW’D YOU LIKE TO LOVE ME?  /  Hetty Kate  /  “Gordon Webster Meets Hetty Kate”
  • WHO KNOWS ALL THE ANSWERS?  /  Blossom Dearie  / “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • CAN’T WE BE FRIENDS?  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Twentysomething”
  • AREN’T YOU GLAD YOU’RE YOU?  /  Meredith d’Ambrosio  /  “Another Time”
  • WHAT’CHA GONNA DO WHEN THERE AIN’T NO SWING?  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Strictly Romancin”
  • HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN?  /  Chet Baker  /  “The Legacy”
  • SMOKE RINGS  /  Sarah King  /  “Sarah King & The Smoke Rings”
  • WHERE DO YOU START?  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Alan Bergman  /  “Lyrically, Alan Bergman”
  • MY IDEAL  /  Wendy Moten  /  “Timeless”
  • WHO CAN I TURN TO?  /  Van Morrison  / “How Long Has This Been Going On?”
  • MEAN TO ME  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson”
  • DAT DERE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Double Rainbow”
  • WHERE ARE YOU GOING?  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Where Are You Going?”
  • ALL OF ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Concepts”
  • WAS IT SOMETHING I SAID?  /  Lily Frost  /  “Too Hot For Words”
  • ALFIE  /  Buddy Rich  /  “Mercy, Mercy”
  • ALFIE  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Hollywood-My Way”
  • WILL YOU STILL BE MINE?  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Gwyneth Paltrow  /  “Infamous” (Soundtrack)
  • SHALL WE DANCE?  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • HOW ARE THINGS IN GLOCCA MORRA?  /  Bobby Scott   /  “I Love Jazz”
  • DO YOU MISS NEW YORK?  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Do You Miss New York?”
  • WHY WAS I BORN?  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Ballads”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  / Cody Owen Stine

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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.
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