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PLAYLIST FOR “MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE IMPERATIVE MOOD” (11.19.22)

21 Nov

Once again, Turntable For One went  where no other radio programs dare to go – possibly because all they care about is being entertaining. Instead I decided it was time to do my best to try to make grammar great – and even glorious – again! This time with a Musical Tribute to the Imperative Mood. Was there a test? No, I figure listening to my show is an endurance test and that’s enough.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • COME BACK TO ME   /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Vegas”
  • PEEL ME A GRAPE  /  Blossom Dearie & Lyle Lovett  /  
  • DON’T WORRY ‘BOUT ME  /  Kurt Elling    “All About That Basie”
  • LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • CRY ME A RIVER  /  Barbra Streisand  /  “Live At The Bon Soir”
  • HOLD IT RIGHT THERE  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving Me Crazy”
  • WHY DON’T YOU DO RIGHT  /  Judith Owen  /  “Come On & Get It”
  • LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING  /  Chet Baker w/ NDR Big Band  /  “The Legacy”
  • MAKE ME RAINBOWS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Carol Burnett  /  “Carol Burnett Sings”
  • DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • CROSS ME OFF YOUR LIST  /  Dena DeRose w/ Jeremy Pelt  /  “Ode To The Road”
  • TRY YOUR WINGS  /  Tom Rust  /  “Lucky To Be Me”
  • GET THEE BEHIND ME SATAN  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At The Hollywood Bowl”
  • EVERYBODY SAYS DON’T  /  Mark Jennet  /  “Everybody Say Don’t”
  • LONG STRONG AND CONSECUTIVE  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “interlude”
  • DON’T TAKE YOUR LOVE FROM ME  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “The Nancy Wilson Show”
  • NEVER LET ME GO  /  Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “Tokyo 96”
  • BE CAREFUL IT’S MY HEART  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • REMIND ME  /  Paul Marinaro  /  “Not Quite Yet”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING  /  Allan Harris & Takana Miyamoto  ./  “Convergence”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  Dee Dee Bridgewater  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “DESERT ISLAND GAME – 2022 (11.12.22)

13 Nov

It could have been worse.  Election Day Tuesday was supposed to be worse.  So bad I thought I might have to head for a desert island. I even packed a suitcase and told the radio station I was changing the name of the show to Palm Tree For One. But it didn’t turn out as catastrophically as I feared. Still, it never hurts to be prepared.  So this week I planned what music I’ll bring with me if I have to take a mental health day for the next 20 years. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • RETURN TO PARADISE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance””
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Michel LeGrand  /  “Michel LeGrand At Shelly’s Manne Hole”
  • MANHATTAN   /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • MANHATTAN  /  Sars Barielles  /  “Brave Enough”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  Live Performance
  • AIN’T GOT NOTHIN’ BUT THE BLUES  /  Anais Reno  /  “Lovesome”
  • I FEEL FOOLISH  /  Caity Gyorgy  /  “Featuring”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old New, Borrowed, & The Blues”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE   /  Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “Keith Jarrett At The Blue Note”
  • SHALL WE DANCE  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • I WON’T DANCE  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “SInatra/Basie” The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • BLOOD COUNT   /  Stan Getz  /  “Anniversary”
  • ‘DEED I DO  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • BLAME ON MY YOUTH  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Twentysomething”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Shawn Colvin  /  “Stormy Weather”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Gregory Porter  /  “One Night Only”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Bill Evans Trio  /  “Waltz For Debby”
  • ALFIE  /  Buddy Rich Big Band  /  “Mercy Mercy”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Lady Gaga  /.  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “TAKE A CHILL PILL WEEK” (10.15.22)

17 Oct

Inflation…Ukraine…Covid…Insurrection…Midterm Elections…Kanye West… Probably ready to reach for a Prilosec – or something stronger, right? Yes, the world is too much with us, so I invited my audience to take a chill pill and live in a chill pill alternate reality – but only a micro-dose and for two hours. The world was still waiting for us after the show. Sigh…

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Eyal Vilner Big Band w/ Brianna Thomas  /  “Swing Out”
  • RELAX  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • TEA FOR TWO  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Best Of Tony Bennett”
  • LET’S EAT HOME  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Still On The Road”
  • CHEROKEE  /  Dr. Lonnie Smith  /  “The Turbanator”
  • CONTROL YOURSELF  /  Doris Day & Andre Previn  /  “Duet”
  • DREAM  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ringo Starr  /  “Sentimental Journey”
  • LIFE IN THE SLOW LANE  /  Roberta Donnay  /   “What’s Your Story Morning Glory?”
  • I’M JUST A LUCKY SO AND SO  /  Dr. John  /  “Afterglow”
  • LAZY AFTERNOON  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Lazy Afternoon”
  • LAST REQUEST  /  Frankie Valli & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “A Touch Of Jazz”
  • FEELIN’ GROOVY  /  Rachael MacFarlane  /  “Hayley Sings”
  • TEN MINUTES AGO  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Great Songs From Stage & Screen”
  • TIP TOE GENTLY  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Something Good”
  • DON’TCHA GO ‘WAY MAD  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra & Swingin’ Brass”
  • GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Songs Were Made To Sing”
  • IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS  /  Oscar Peterson Trio  /  “Ultimate Oscar Peterson”
  • AIN’T DOIN’ BAD DOIN’ NOTHING  /  Barbara Lusch  /  “Barbara Lusch”
  • EASY LIVING  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • IT’S A QUIET THING  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “A Quiet Thing”
  • THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Joe Pesci  /  “Joe Pesci…Still Singing”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “FUN WITH PHOBIAS” (6.4.22)

6 Jun

We all have them. Maybe we call them quirks or superstitions. Let’s call them by their real names – fears and phobias. Fear of Heights – it’s called Acrophobia.  Dentrophobia – fear of Dentists. Even I have a phobia: The Fear of Howie Mandel suddenly showing up at my door. I’m sure there’s a name of that but I haven’t found it yet. Most of our phobias are manageable and many are actually curable. Here’s my question: are they exploitable, by which I mean could I get two hours of music out of them? Songs about phobias, songs to help overcome phobias – two hours of immersion therapy in swing.

(Fear Of…)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • (Marriage)  /  NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley  /  “Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley”
  • (Society)  /  EAST ST. LOUIS TOODLE-OO/DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE  /  John Pizzarelli  /   “Rockin’ In Rhythm”
  • (The Moon)  ONLY TRUST YOUR HEART  /  Roberta Gambarini  /   “Easy To Love”
  • NO MOON AT ALL  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Blue Skies”
  • (Flying)  /  TRY YOUR WINGS  /  Tom Rust  /   “Lucky To Be Me”
  • (Gaining Weight)  EVERYBODY EATS WHEN THEY COME TO MY HOUSE  /  Ernestine Anderson  /   “Love Makes The Changes”
  • (Social Evaluation)  /  I’M NOT TALKING  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles”
  • (Being Alone)  /  HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT  /  Kellye Gray  /   “And They Call Us Cowboys”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   Anthony Newley  /   “Anthology”
  • (Angina)  /  MY HEART STOOD STILL  /  Emmet Cohen  /   “Future Stride”
  • (Ugliness)  /  I GO FOR THAT  /  Hetty Kate  /   “11:60 PM”
  • (Water)  /  I’D RATHER DRINK MUDDY WATER  /  Kevin Mahogany  /   “Old ,New, Borrowed, And The Blues”
  • (Accidents)  /  HAVEN’T WE MET?  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /   “Haven’t We Met”
  • (Rain)  /  SINGING IN THE RAIN  /  Paul Jost  /   “Breaking Through”
  • (Being Touched)  /  DON’T TOUCH ME  /  Diane Daly  /   “I Ain’t Blue”
  • (Love)  /  FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE  /  Joe Williams  /   “Together”
  • (The Night)  /  THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES  /  Irene Kral  /   “Second Chance”
  • (Mirrors)  /  THE MAN IN THE LOOKING GLASS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The September of My Years”
  • (Flowers)  /  SOMEONE’S BEEN SENDING ME FLOWERS  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Me & Phil”
  • SINGLE PETAL OF A ROSE  /  Marcus Roberts  /  “The Truth Is Spoken here”
  • (Schools)  /  WONDERFUL WORLD  /  Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon, James Taylor  /   “Watermark”
  • (Colors)  /  BLUE SKIES  /  Sally Terrell  /   “Feel Alive”
  • (Teenagers)  MOOD INDIGO  /  Anais Reno  /   “Lovesome Thing”
  • (The World Going to Hell In A Hand Basket)  /  FRAGILE  /  Sting  /   “My Songs Live”
  • IF IT’S MAGIC  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant & Artemis  /   “Artemis”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “IT’S RAINING CATS AND…EVEN MORE CATS” (4.9.22)

10 Apr

I wanted to do a special show for a special audience who never choose to listen to the show but listen to the show nearly every week, often sitting in someone’s lap or, more likely, sitting in exactly the chair someone else wants to sit in. So I dedicated the show to all the cats who are probably my furriest and  also my most loyal listeners with songs about cats and songs sung by Cats and Kats. During the show listeners in AZ sent me a photo of their cat, Baxter, listening to my show with them. Baxter is different from most of my audience not because he has whiskers and a tail, but because he’s clearly awake. And I also played a song by another Ukrainian jazz artist because…

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE A CAT  /  Jamie Cullum  /   “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • THE ALLEY CAT SONG  /  Gemma Sherry  /   “Let’s Get Serious”
  • ALL THE CATS JOIN IN  /  Cat(herine) Russell  /   “Inside This Heart Of Mine”
  • SWEET LITTLE CREATURE  /  Lorraine Feather  /   “My Own Particular Life”
  • KITTEN ON THE KEYS  /  Erroll Garner  /   “Too Marvelous For Words”
  • DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. lang  /   “A Wonderful World”
  • CAT BACK BLUES  /  Cathi Walkup  /   “The Secret Of A Song”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Kat Edmondson  /   “Take To The Sky”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Loston Harris  /   “Swingfully Yours”
  • SEND IN THE CLOWNS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   Elizabeth Taylor (Maggie, the Cat 1958)  /  “A Little Night Music”
  • THE CAT SONG  /  Laura Nyro  /   “Smile”
  • THE CAT  /  Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /   “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This”
  • ST LOUIS BLUES  /  Ola Rud (Ukrainian Jazz Vocalist)
  • IT’S TOO GOOD TO TALK ABOUT  /  Blossom Dearie  /   “My Gentleman Friend”
  • MEOWMIX COMMERCIAL  /  Christmas Cats  /   “Christmas For Cats & Dogs”
  • IT’S SAND, MAN  /  Lambert, Hendricks, & Bavan  /   “Havin’ A Ball At The Village Gate”
  • SATIN DOLL   /  Duke Ellington Orch. With Cat Anderson  /   “70th Birthday Party”
  • SOME CATS KNOW  /  Annie Sellick  /   “Street of Dreams”
  • THE HANGING TREE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   Jennifer Lawrence  /  “The Hunger Games”
  • YOUR CAT PLAYS PIANO  /  Mark Winkler  /   “Jazz & Other Four Letter Words”
  • GIRL TALK  /  Kate McGarry  /   “Girl Talk”
  • THE PINK PANTHER  /   Henry Mancini  /   “The Ultimate Mancini”
  • KILLED A CAT  /  Kenny Rankin  /   “Silver Morning”
  • BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH  /  Kat Gang  /   “The Kat Gang Jazz Band”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SPRING BREAK” (3.26.22)

27 Mar

I desperately need a break. I desperately need something to celebrate. I tried to combine the two with a tribute to Spring. But not without first opening the show with another Ukrainian jazz artist. I’m watching the world fall apart but from a distance. Living in Kyiv, Alina’s view is terrifyingly closer. Yet she tells me she and her family are safe and trying to stay positive. Glory to Ukraine!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • GONE WITH THE WIND  / Alina Zalozna Quartet  
  • JOY SPRING  /  Alexis Cole  /   “Sky Blossom”
  • IT’S ANYBODY’S SPRING  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • SPRING IN MANHATTAN  /  Blossom Dearie  /   “Spring In Manhattan”
  • HURRY, IT’S LOVELY UP HERE  /  Mark Jennett  /   “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • LET’S DO IT  /  Lady Gaga  /   “Love For Sale”
  • HERE COMEAS THE SUN  /  The Beatles  /   “Abbey Road”
  • TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME  /  Tom Kubis Big Band  /   “Take Me Out To The Ball Game”
  • SPRING  /  Susie Arioli  /   “Spring”  
  • SPRING IS HERE  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Only The Lonely”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Ellen Andersson  /   “You Should Have Told Me”
  • APRIL SHOWERS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   Captain Kangaroo  /   “Captain Kangaroo”
  • I’LL REMEMBER APRIL  /  Modern Jazz Quartet  /   “European Tour”
  • THEY SAY IT’S SPRING  /  Marissa Mulder  /   “Illusions”
  • IT’S NICE WEATHER FOR DUCKS  /  Ronny Whyte  /   “Whyte Wolf”
  • WATERS OF MARCH  /  Luciana Souza  /   “The New Bossa Nova”
  • POISONING PIGEONS IN THE PARK  /  Tom Lehrer  /   “An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer”
  • IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   Debby Boone  /   “Reflections Of Rosemary”
  • SPRING IS WHERE YOU ARE  /  Mark Murphy  /   “September Ballads”
  • SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST  /  Betty Carter  /  “Inside Betty Carter ”
  • SPRINGSVILLE  /  Miles Davis  /   “Miles Ahead”
  • THERE’LL BE ANOTHER SPRING  /  Peggy Lee & George Shearing  /   “Beauty & The Beat”
  • ANOTHER SPRING  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /   “That’s All”
  • ANOTHER SPRING  /  Nina Simone  /   “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /   “Together Again”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “INFRASTRUCTURE WEEK” (2.19.22)

21 Feb

This week I paid tribute to the roads and highways, the bridges and tunnels, the power, communications, and water systems. I thought I’d better hurry up and celebrate Infrastructure Week before everything crumbles, fizzles out, implodes, and self-destructs. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ON THE ROAD AGAIN  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Still On The Road”
  • BROOKLYN BRIDGE  /  Hilary Gardner  /   “The Great City”
  • STREET OF DREAMS  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS  /  Diana Krall  /   “All For you”
  • I’D RATHER DRINK MUDDY WATER  /  Lou Rawls  /   “The Legendary Lou Rawls”
  • TAKE THE A TRAIN  /  Carol Sloane  /   “Sophisticated Lady”
  • THE TROLLEY SONG  /  Rachael Price  /   “The Good Hours”
  • ON GREEN DOLPHIN STREET  /  Cali Rose  /   “Are You Having Any Fun?”
  • ROUTE 66  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   William Shatner  /   “The Blues”
  • KING OF THE ROAD  /  Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery  /   “Further Adventures of Jimmy & Wes”
  • SUNDAY AFTERNOON  /  Blossom Dearie  /   “Blossom Dearie Sings”
  • TRAFFIC AND WEATHER  /  Lorraine Feather  /   “Language”
  • THE WATERS OF MARCH  /  Mark Murphy  /   “Wild And Free”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Nancy Wilson  /   “But Beautiful”
  • MY CUTEY’S DUE AT THE TWO-TO-TWO TODAY  /  Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer  /   “Two Of A Kind”
  • FEELIN’ GROOVY  /  Rachael MacFarlane  /   “Haley Sings”
  • BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS  /  Simon And Garfunkel  /  “The Concert In Central Park”
  • DESTINATION MOON  /    Dinah Washington  /   “Dinah ’62”
  • DANCING IN THE DARK  /  Tony Bennett  /   “Jazz”
  • WICHITA LINEMAN  Tania Grubbs  /   “Live At Maureen’s Jazz Cellar”
  • STREET SCENE  /  Stan Kenton  /   “The Stan Kenton Orchestra In Concert”
  • TWO FOR THE ROAD  /  Mark Winkler & David Benoit  /   “Old Friends”
  • DETOUR AHEAD  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /   “First Lady of Song”
  • THE HIGHWAY CODE  /  The Master Singers  /   “The Highway Code”
  • THE RULES OF THE ROAD  /  Nat King Cole  /   “The Billy May Sessions”
  • THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD  /  The Beatles  /   “Let It Be”
  • BRIDGES  /  Susannah McCorkle  /   “Sabia”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LAUGHING AT LIFE”-AN ARCHIVE REBROADCAST (2.5.22)

6 Feb

A show from the archives, this time from back in 2017, which explains why you can hear the last vestiges of hope in my voice. Here’s how I introduced the show back then…

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 “BRAGGARTS, BULLIES, AND BUMS” (1.22.22)

26 Jan

I think this week’s theme definitively answered the question of whether there is any group I won’t suck up to in order to get them to listen to the show. But you have to admit I gave these low-lifes bragging rights over a couple hours of damn good music.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE BEST IS YET TO COME  /  Kenny Washington  /   “What’s The Hurry”
  • YOU’RE GONNA HEAR FROM ME  / Veronica Swift  /   “Confessions”
  • I LIKE TO LEAD WHEN I DANCE  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Sinatra ’65”
  • EVERYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU  /  Nancy Lane  /   “Let Me Love You”
  • I LIKE MYSELF  /  Seth MacFarlane  /   “In Full Swing”
  • I’VE GOT JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING  /  Fleurine  /   “Meant To Be”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • DON’T TOUCH MY BISCUITS  /  Kathy Walkup  /   “The Secret of The Song”
  • THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE WORLD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   Ed McMahon  /   “And Me…I’m Ed McMahon”
  • THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE WORLD (Reprise)  /  Jimmy Durante  /   “Billy Rose’s Jumbo”   
  • THE BEST THING FOR YOU  /  Diana Krall  /   “When I Look In Your Eyes”
  • THIS IS THE LIFE  /  Freddy Cole  /   “This Is The Life”
  • FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN  /  Linda Ronstadt  /   “Lush Life”
  • MOVE TO THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWN  /  Ray Charles & Wynton Marsalis Septet  /  “United We Swing”
  • I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER  /  Marc Pompe  /   “Monk’s Dream”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Best Of Sarah Vaughan”
  • YOU CAN COUNT ON ME TO DO MY PART  /  Mose Allison  /   “Mose In Your Ear”
  • WHEN IN ROME  /  Claire Teal  /   “Don’t Talk”
  • I CAN’T GET STARTED  /  Charles Mingus  /   “Mingus Plays Piano”
  • I CAN’T GET STARTED  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   Merle Haggard  /   “Unforgettable Merle Haggard”
  • DO NOTHING TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Molly Johnson  /   “Because Of Billie”
  • I’VE GOT IT BAD  /  Nat Cole & George Shearing  /   “Nat King Cole Sings & George Shearing Plays”
  • PEEL ME A GRAPE  /  Lyle Lovett & Blossom Dearie
  • I’M JUST A LUCKY SO AND SO  /  Anais Reno  /   “Lovesome Thing”
  • SINCE I FELL FOR YOU  / Aaron Neville  /   “Nature Boy: The Standards Album”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “TURNTABLE FOR ONE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY” -AN ARCHIVE REBROADCAST (12.18.21)

19 Dec

I started my Christmas vacation a little early and played the 2020 Christmas program, recorded back when we were all concerned about the pandemic and worried if large gatherings were the smartest way to celebrate the holiday. Hmmm – it seems the more things change…  Here’s the description I wrote about the show last year:

Some traditional holiday favorites, both from the show and around my house; plus a demo of a Christmas song with music composed by my son, Cody, and lyrics written by my wife, Megan. And if that weren’t enough to keep you awake and because no one begged me not to do it, once again I played the worst Christmas song ever written as sung by Robert Goulet. And what Turntable For One Christmas Party would be complete without the annual and traditional heartwarming retelling of the story of how a beloved Christmas song nearly got me expelled from Hebrew school? Merry and Happy and the best and safest holidays possible for all.  I’ll be back in the new year. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  “CD Or Album Title”

  • MY FAVORITE THINGS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Snowfall”
  • LET IT SNOW  /  The New York Voices  /  “Let It Snow”
  • CHRISTMAS BLUES  /  Holly Cole  /  “Jazz To The World”
  • CHRISTMAS NEVER GETS OLD  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “The Pianoman At Christmas”
  • THE SECRET OF CHRISTMAS  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN  / Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “After The Fall”
  • THE CHRISTMAS CARD  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • JINGLE BELLS  /  Kenny Rankin  /  A Christmas Album”
  • CHRISTMAS IS FOR CHILDREN  /  Sarah Charles & Cody Owen Stine  /  (Demo)
  • SING A CHRISTMAS CAROL  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Star of Wonder”
  • A CHILD IS BORN/SOME CHILDREN SEE HIM  /  Maureen McGovern  /  “Christmas With Maureen McGovern”
  • FLORIDA HOLIDAY  /  Adrian Cunningham & La Lucha  /  “New Holiday Classics”
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY  /  Ramsey Lewis Trio  /  “Sound Of Christmas”
  • HE’S GONNA TAKE AWAY OUR CHRISTMAS  /  Robert Goulet  /  “Robert Goulet’s Wonderful World Of Christmas”
  • HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS  /  The Manhattan Transfer  /  “The Christmas Album”
  • THE THEORY SONG  /  David Rakowski
  • THE CHRISTMAS SONG  /  John Legend  /  “A Legendary Christmas”
  • SNOW DAY  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “A Very Chaise Lounge Christmas”
  • SILENT NIGHT/I GUESS THERE AIN’T NO SANTA CLAUS  /  Barry Manilow  /  “Because It’s Christmas”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR’S EVE  /  Amber Weekes  /  “The Gathering”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • THE WORLD FOR CHRISTMAS  /  The Real Group  /  “The World For Christmas”
  • ANGEL’S LULLABY  /   Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Winter Wonderland”
  • SILENT NIGHT  /  Connie Evingson  /  “The Secret Of Christmas”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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