Tag Archives: Bobby Scott


6 Nov

Anyone need a respite from the hustle and hurry of our crazy quotidian life? That’s what I offered this week, a glimpse of life in the slow lane with advice and some super-slow ballads from some all-time favorite singers.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYTHING’S MOVIN’ TOO FAST  /  Hetty Kate & The Dan McLean Hot Six  /  “The Umbrella Man”
  • NICE AND EASY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice And Easy”
  • FEELIN’ GROOVY  /  Rachael MacFarlane  /  “Haley Sings”
  • BIDIN’ MY TIME  /  Nat Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • SLOW HOT WIND  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Live At The Village Vanguard”
  • SLOW BOAT TO CHINA  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • LIFE IN THE SLOW LANE  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Best Of Tony Bennett”
  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Madeline Eastman & Randy Porter  /  “A Quiet Thing”
  • SLOWLY  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • SLOWLY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ann-Margaret  /  “Let Me Entertain You”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “Here’s Sammy Davis Jr.”
  • SMALL DAY TOMORROW  /  Irene Kral  /  “Kral Space”
  • CERTIFIED SENIOR CITIZEN  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Earth Wants You”
  • IF I HAD YOU  /  Shirley Horn  /  “All Night Long”
  • SLOW AD LIB DANCE  /  Fred Astaire  /  “The Special Magic Of Fred Astaire”
  • SUNDAY AFTERNOON  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Winchester In Apple Blossom Time”
  • LAZY AFTERNOON  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Rod McKuen  /  “Songs For A Lazy Afternoon”
  • EASY COME EASY GO  /  Diana Krall  /  “At First Sight Soundtrack”
  • SLOW TALKER  /  Bob And Ray  /  “The Two And Only”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live In Japan”
  • TEA FOR TWO  /  Pink Martini With Jimmy Scott  /  “Very Eugene!”
  • MOUNTAIN GREENERY  /  Rebecca Hardiman  /  “Easy Living”
  • IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Dreams In Apartments”
  • TWO FOR THE ROAD  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “My Foolish Heart”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine 

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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 “NO ANSWERS, ONLY QUESTIONS!” (3.5.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

6 Mar

I thought we could all use a two-hour break from the endless diarrhetic diatribes of easy answers and dichotomous thinking. Not all questions can be answered in a beat-the-buzzer 90-seconds. In fact, some of the swinging questions I played took more than five minutes just to ask. 

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 “REQUESTS & DEDICATION WEEK” (5.30.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzvocalists

31 May

I opened up the phone lines, got dozens of calls and requests, and was able to play 15 in the hour. My thanks to everyone who called; my apologies to those who couldn’t get through and to those who got through but I ran out of time to play their requested song. We’ll have to try this again sometime. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • YOU’RE A SWEETHEART  /  Lee Wiley  /  “West Of The Moon”
  • SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT  /  Terri Thornton  /  “Terri Thornton Sings Somewhere In The Night”
  • I’LL BE SEEING YOU  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Point Of No Return”
  • MEMORY  /  Betty Buckley  /  Cats Original Cast Production
  • LONG ABOUT NOW  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Softly”
  • SATIN DOLL  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Yesterday’s Love Songs, Today’s Blues”
  • ROCKIN’ CHAIR  /  Hoagy Carmichael  /  “Hoagy Sings Carmichael”
  • THEY SAY IT’S SPRING  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Verve Masters #51”
  • MRS. BROWN YOU’VE GOT A LOVELY DAUGHTER  /  Nellie McKay  /  “My Weekly Reader”
  • COCKTAILS FOR TWO  /  Spike Jones  /  “Laughing Out Loud”
  • I LOVE TO LOVE  /  Nina Simone  /  “Forbidden Fruit”
  • WHEN LIGHTS ARE LOW  /  June Christy  /  “June’s Got Rhythm”
  • BABY WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME  /  Ricky Nelson  /  “You Can’t Please Everybody”
  • SMILE  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “Half The Perfect World” 
  • MOVIN’ OUT  /  Billy Joel  /  “The Essential Billy Joel”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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6 Dec

“What happens next?” That’s a question we’ve all been asking since the first time we heard a bedtime story. Well, tonight, I decided not to keep you in suspense. When you listened to one song, you only had to wait a couple of minutes to find out what happened next. However, now you have to wait until Wednesday to see the hint of what I’ll be doing next Saturday night.  

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title 

  • CHANGE PARTNERS  /  Sammy Davis  /  “The Great American Song Book”
  • I LOVE IT WHEN YOU DANCE THAT WAY  /  Denise Donatelli  /  “What Lies Within”
  • BY THE TIME I GET TO PHOENIX  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Cycles”
  • OH, YES, TAKE ANOTHER GUESS  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Strictly Romancin’”
  • YOU’LL SEE  /  Diane Schuur  /  “Love Songs”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Gary Crosby  /  “The Happy Bachelor”
  • WHAT DID I FORGET  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “Hearts And Minds”  
  • I FORGOT TO HAVE CHILDREN  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Ages”
  • I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT LOVE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Melissa Stylianou  /  “Silent Movie”
  • NOBODY HOME  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • RAINBOW CONNECTION  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (THEME MUSIC)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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18 May

Great to be back and doing a live show. Hope you feel the same. Tonight was another in our series of “No Listeners left Behind,” a review of the declarative sentence. In weeks to come we’ll be discussing, “Dangling Participles: Is Cosmetic Surgery The Only Answer?” Get there early for a good seat!


SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title 


  • I HEAR MUSIC  /  Carman McRae  /  “Betty Carter/Carmen McRae: Duets”
  • I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • THIS CAN’T BE LOVE  /  Diane Marino  /  “From The Heart”
  • THIS IS A LOVELY WAY TO SPEND AN EVENING  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • YOU TURNED THE TABLES ON ME  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • AT LEAST WE GOT TO THE RACE  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Don’t Cry For No Hipster”
  • THE BEST IS YET TO COME  /  Laila Biali  /  “Live In Concert”
  • YOU GO TO MY HEAD  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice And Easy”
  • I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Dolly Parton  /  “The Acoustic Collection”
  • YOU FASCINATE ME SO  /  Marlene VerPlanck  /  “Ballads…Mostly”
  • IT WAS ALMOST LIKE A SONG  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Sally Mayes  /  “Our Private World”
  • THERE’S A LULL IN MY LIFE  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Nat King Cole Sings George Shearing Plays”
  • I’M CHECKIN’ OUT, GOOMBYE!  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Strictly Romancin’”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)


3 Mar

The secret of (a happy) life for me starts with wonderful music with sometimes ironic messages, and with only the occasional,  unfortunate interruption of a woeful mystery vocalist.  See examples below…

SONG TITLE  /  Performer  /  Album or CD Title

  • GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE  /  Alice  Ricciardi  /  “Comes Love” 
  • YOU’RE NOBODY UNTIL SOMEBODY LOVES YOU  /  Sammy Davis/Count Basie  /  “Our Shining Hour”
  • TAKE LOVE EASY  /  Ella Fitzgerald/Joe Pass  /  “Take Love Easy”
  • THE RAINBOW CONNECTION  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • PLAN #46  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  PLAN #46
  • WITH PLENTY OF MONEY & YOU  /  Tony Bennett/Count Basie  /  “Ultra Lounge”
  • SMILE  /  Melissa Stylianou  /  “Silent Movie”           
  • THAT’S LIFE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Kate Smith  /  “The Best Of Kate Smith”
  • DEVIL MAY CARE  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Sunday Express Vol. 1”
  • HIP TO BE HAPPY  /  Ann Hampton Callaway  /  “Blues In The Night”
  • YOUNG AT HEART  /  Joe Williams/George Shearing /  “Heart And Soul”
  • ALL OF US IN IT  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “A Quiet Thing”
  • LIFE IS JUST A BOWL OF CHERRIES  /  Julian Yeo  /  “You And The Night & The Music”
  • SECRET O’ LIFE  /  James Taylor  /  “One Man Band”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)