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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO CAFFEINE” (9.29.18)

30 Sep

September 29th was National Coffee Day and I celebrated with songs about coffee or tea – some of them peripherally, I confess. I also tossed in a few highly-caffeinated performances and songs. If caffeine songs don’t work, I may have to consider paying my audience to stay awake.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • COFFEE TIME  /  Andre Previn & Carmen McRae  /  “The Subterraneans”
  • COFFEE BREAK  /Tony Bennett  /  “Summer Of 42”
  • TEA FOR TWO  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • YOU’RE THE CREAM IN MY COFFEE  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • ON MY OWN  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “Anthem”
  • WHEN I TAKE MY SUGAR TO TEA  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ring-A-Ding-Ding”
  • THAT SUGAR BABY OF MINE  /  Jeanie Bryson  /  “Some Cats Know”
  • JINGLES  /  Dick Hyman  /  “Handful Of Keys”
  • THE WEATHER SONG  /  Cousin Alice  /  “All In A Day”
  • JAVA JIVE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tammy Grimes  /  “The Unmistakable Tammy Grimes”
  • BLACK COFFEE  /  Mary Stallings & Harry “Sweets” Edison  /  “Jazz Mood: Mood Indigo”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Freda Payne  /   “Come Back To Me Love”
  • TOM’S DINER  /  Suzanne Vega  /  “Solitude Standing”
  • THE COFFEE SONG  /  Hot Club Sandwich  /  “Café Matrix”
  • THE COFFEE SONG  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • GETTING TO KNOW YOU  /  Helen Merrill  /  “American Songbook Series”
  • WELL, YOU NEEDN’T  /  Cody Owen Stine Trio  /  (From An Unreleased Live Performance)
  • TEA AND SYMPATHY  /  Janis Ian  /  “Between The Lines”
  • BURNING THE TOAST  / Suzy Bogguss  /  “A Twist Of Jazz”
  • COFFEE IN A PAPER CUP  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  “Mandy Patinkin”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • YOU’RE GETTING TO BE A HABIT WITH ME  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • I’VE GOT JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING  /  Tuck & Patti  /  “Tears Of Joy”
  • COFFEE  /  Ron Boustead  /  “Unlikely Valentine”
  • MY ROMANCE  /  Tuck & Patti  /  “Tears Of Joy”
  • YOUNG GIRL BLUES  /  Donovan  /  “In Concert At The Anaheim Convention Center”
  • LOSING MY MIND  /  Sue Matthews  /  “One At A Time”
  • PARIS MISMATCH   /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MISS YOU, MR. MERCER” (5.26.18)

28 May

This week, almost on the anniversary of his death, I barely scratched the surface of Johnny Mercer’s 1400 songs.  A valiant effort, a daunting task, but a couple hours of great music.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MISS YOU MR. MERCER  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • DAY IN DAY OUT  /  Nat King Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Johnny Mercer Songbook”
  • THE DAYS OF WINE & ROSES  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Live At The Bugle Boy”
  • JEEPERS CREEPERS  /  Julius LaRosa  /  “Julius LaRosa”
  • COME RAIN OR COME SHINE/  Nancy LaMott  /  “Come Rain Or Come Shine”
  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Sammy Davis & Count Basie  /  “Our Shining Hour”
  • TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS  /  Helen Merrill  /  “Casa Forte”
  • WHATCHA MA CALL IT  /  Johnny Mercer  /  “Moon River”
  • EMILY  /  Bill Evans Trio  /  “Turn Out The Stars”
  • SATIN DOLL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  The Coasters  /  “Johnny Mercer Covers”
  • MY NEW CELEBRITY IS YOU  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • TRAV’LIN’ LIGHT  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving me Crazy”
  • LAURA  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Portrait of Kevin Mahogany”
  • LAZYBONES  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Sister Orchid”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  Jazzmeia Horn  /  “A Social Call”
  • DREAM  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ringo Starr  /  “Sentimental Journey”
  • WHEN OCTOBER GOES  /  Barry Manilow  /  “2:00 AM Paradise Café”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Bye Bye Blackbird”
  • DRINKING AGAIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The World We Knew”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Tony DeSare  /  “One For My Baby”
  • SKYLARK  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • AND SO TO BED  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “John Pizzarelli Salutes Johnny Mercer”
  •  PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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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

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PLAYLIST FOR “STRESS RELIEVERS” (2.17.18)

18 Feb

Stress – you can’t live with it and you can’t live without it. But you can minimize it and since I always try to minimize everything, I’m the perfect person to turn to for suggestions. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SLAP THAT BASS  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Geo. & Ira Gershwin Songbook”
  • RELAX  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • HAPPY FEET  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • WITHOUT A SONG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Vegas”
  • A DOODLIN’ SONG  /  Duchess  /  “Duchess”
  • GROOVIN’  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • LAZY AFTERNOON  /  Shirley Horn  /  “A Lazy Afternoon”
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Merry Go Round”
  • LET’S GET LOADED  /  Carey West  /  “Made Of Clay”
  • SMILE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Steven Tyler  /  “To Love Again”
  • DO IT AGAIN  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • DANCING CHEEK TO CHEEK  /  Annie Sellick & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “No Greater Thrill”
  • ALL OF ME  /  Dick Hyman & Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra  /  “Handful Of Keys”
  • THE DOG SONG  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Get Away From Me”
  • NEW YORK ON SUNDAY  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Hello Dolly To Goodbye Charlie”
  • SUNDAY AFTERNOON  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Winchester In Apple Blossom Time”
  • HUNGRY MAN  /  Mark Winkler  /  “West Coast Cool”
  • CALL ME  /  Astrud Gilberto  /  “A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • BEFORE YOU KNOW IT  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Dream”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life, collected”
  • DREAM  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Dream”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING  /  Allan Harris & Takana Myamoto  /  “Convergence”
  • I SEE BEAUTY  /  Johanna Silanpaa  /  “From This Side”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “STALKER WEEK” – AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST – (1.13.18)

15 Jan

I couldn’t do a live show this past week, so I offered one of my favorite shows from the Turntable For One archives.

 

Every week I try to play music that strikes a chord with as many audiences as possible. Still, there’s been one group, hidden in the shadows, I’ve ignored…until this week. Stalkers – this one was for you!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THEN I’LL BE HAPPY  /  Joe Williams  /  “The Song is You”
  • TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Listen Here”
  • ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • I WILL WAIT FOR YOU  /  Daniela Schachter  /  “Purple Butterfly”
  • I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • I’VE GOT MY EYES ON YOU  /  Dianne Reeves  /  Good Night & Good Luck”
  • EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE  /  The Police  /  “Synchronicity”
  • THE MORE I SEE YOU  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Falling In Love With Love”
  • WALKIN’ AFTER MIDNIGHT  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Something Cool”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW ME  /  Harry Connick, Jr.  /  “Only You”
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  Stephane Grappelli  /  “The Collection”
  • YOU’RE GONNA SEE A LOT OF ME  /  Lisa Ekdahl  /  “When Did You Leave Heaven?”
  • THAT OLD FEELING  /  Cleo Laine  /  “That Old Feeling”
  • WHERE ARE YOU?  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Shadows In the Night”
  • WHERE CAN I GO WITHOUT YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “Forbidden Fruit”
  • THE BOY NEXT DOOR  /  Champian Fulton  /  “Change Partners: Live At Yardbird Suite”
  • I’M SHADOWING YOU  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings”
  • SLOW BOAT TO CHINA  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Twelve Nights In Hollywood”
  • SLOW BOAT TO CHINA  /  Homer & Jethro  /  “Confucius Say”
  • WATCHING  /  Renee Yoxon  /  “Here We Go Again”
  • WATCH WHAT HAPPENS  /  Thomas Quasthoff  /  “The Jazz Album”
  • IN LOVE IN VAIN  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Crazy & Mixed Up”
  • MICHAEL BUBLE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “The Vienna Affair”
  • DREAMER  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • I COULD WRITE A BOOK  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Complete Improv Recordings”                                  
  • SO IN LOVE  /  Roberta Gambarini  /  “So In Love”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “WALKING THE WALK & TALKING THE TALK” (12.16.17)

17 Dec

Sure, other radio shows may be more fun, more thoughtful, and more coherent, but no show walks the walk and talks the talk like Turntable For One…well, at least this week. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artists  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WALKING HAPPY  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • HAPPY TALK  /  Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley  /  “Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley”
  • LOVE WALKED IN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ultimate Sinatra”
  • WALKIN’ AFTER MIDNIGHT  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Something Cool”
  • I DON’T WANT TO HEAR IT ANYMORE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “The Way I Am”
  • TALKING TO MYSELF  / Sinne Eeg  /  “Remembering You”
  • STEPPIN’ OUT WITH MY BABY  /  Tony Bennett & Christina Aguilera  /  “Viva Duets”
  • TALK TO ME BABY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Annette Funicello  /  “Annette Sings Anka”
  • TALK TO ME BABY  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “The Songs Of Johnny Mercer”
  • WALKIN’ SHOES  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Sings Bobby Troup”
  • WALKIN’  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • SAY IT (OVER AND OVER)  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirting With Twilight”
  • TELL ME AND MORE AND THEN SOME  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • I WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOU  /  John Coltrane Quartet  /  “The Gentle Side Of John Coltrane”
  • TALK TO ME, TALK TO ME  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Harlem On My Mind”
  • SHOW ME  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Something Cool”
  • I COULD HAVE TOLD YOU  /  Arthur Prysock & Count Basie  /  “Arthur Prysock/Count Basie”
  • DANSEZ-SUR- MOI (GIRL TALK)  /  Cecile Messyasz  /  “Theo’s Lullaby”
  • WALKING MY BABY BACK HOME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “With Respect To Nat”
  • IN WALKED BUD  /  Carmen McRae  /  “The Look Of Love”
  • MUMBLES  /  Clark Terry  /  “Oscar Peterson Trio + One”
  • IF I HAD A TALKING PICTURE OF YOU  /  Seth MacFarlane & Norah Jones  /  “In Full Swing”
  • I WALK A LITTLE FASTER  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “They Say It’s Spring”
  • LET’S TAKE A WALK AROUND THE BLOCK  /  Julius LaRosa  /  “It’s A Warp”
  • WALK ON BY  /  Diana Krall  /  “Quiet Nights”
  • WINTER WONDERLAND  /  Kenny Rankin  /  A Christmas Album”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  

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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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