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16 Jan

Who wrote these songs? A man or a woman? Don’t think of this as a test. Think of it as a provocative little quiz. Sure, there are right and wrong answers. Plus, how you answer does reflect how much you know about music; and what unconscious biases you have; and whether you’re a decent human being or a total disgrace. But it wasn’t a test. It also was some of my favorite music. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WIVES AND LOVERS  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • YOU ARE TOO BEAUTIFUL  /  Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane  /  “John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman”
  • KEEP IT TO YOURSELF  /  Amy Rigby  /  “18 Again”
  • THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Days Of Wine & Roses, Moon River, & Other Academy Award Winners”
  • TWISTED  /  Lambert, Hedricks, & Ross  /  “Twisted: The Best Of Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross”
  • DO I LOVE YOU BECAUSE YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jack Webb  /  “Just The Tracks, Ma’m”
  • GIRL TALK  /  Ulysses Owens Jr. Big Band  /  “Soul Conversations”
  • I’M GONNA GO FISHIN’  /  Iraida Noriega  /  “Ven Conmigo”
  • SHINY STOCKINGS  /  Lambert, Hendricks, & Bavan  /   “At Basin Street East”
  • SHINY STOCKINGS  /  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie  /  “Ella And Basie”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal!”
  • THE RULES OF THE ROAD  /  Yannick Bovy  /  “Yannick Bovy Celebrates Nat King Cole”
  • YOU’LL SEE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • CITY OF THE ANGELS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • POSTCARD LOVERS  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • BILLY’S BLUES  /  Mark Winkler  /  The Laura Nyro Project”
  • I’M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Round Midnight”
  • THE BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Boz Skaggs  /  “Speak Low”
  • THE REAL THING  /  Carol Sloane  /  “The Real Thing”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Roberta Donnay  /  ‘Blossoming”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Bill Evan Trio  /  Waltz For Debby”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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15 Nov

They don’t happen often and they don’t happen to everyone. But if one does happen to you, it could change your life. Of course I’m talking about an IRS audit. Of course I’m not talking about an IRS audit. I’m talking about those out-of-the-blue, eye opening moments of inspiration or maybe self-discovery. One thing: they’re always moments of clarity. I don’t know what you call them: Serendipity? Intuition? Divine Intervention? Years and years of therapy? I called them something else this week. I called them Lightbulb Moments because that’s how I could get two-hours of music out of them – tossing in a few personal lightbulb moments that changed my own musical life.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT LOVE  /  The Jimmy Stahl Big Band w/ Genevieve-Renee Bisson  /  “I Just Found Out About Love”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Accentuate The Positive”
  • I USED TO BE COLOR BLIND  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • I NEVER KNEW  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Swing Along With Me”
  • HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • ON A CLEAR DAY  /  Tuck & Patti  /  “Love Warriors”
  • DETOUR AHEAD  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirting With Twilight”
  • IF I WERE A BELL  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • NESSUN DORMA  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Marie Osmond  /  “Nessun Dorma”
  • ARTISTRY IN RHYTHM  /  Stan Kenton  /  “At The Las Vegas Tropicana”
  • YOU TURNED THE TABLES ON ME  /  Cyrille Aimee & Mchael Valeanu  /  “I’ll Be Seeing You”
  • THERE’LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Life Is Beautiful”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Kellye Gray  /  “KG3 Live At The Bugle Boy”
  • UNTIL I MET YOU  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • I WAS A FOOL TO LET YOU GO  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Helen Merrill m /  “Live At Nalen”
  • WE THE PEOPLE  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Who’s The Old Man Now?”
  • IT ONLY HAPPENS ONCE  /  Samara Joy  /  “Samara Joy”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Bill Evans  /  “Waltz For Debby”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Boz Scaggs  /  “But Beautiful: Standards Vol. 1”
  • MEANING OF THE BLUES  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • BECAUSE WE’RE KIDS  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “The Rebecca Kilgore Trio Vol. 1”
  • BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU?  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Mr. Brown Goes To Washington”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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6 May

I know it was wishful thinking on my part, but on Saturday’s show I celebrated finally hitting bottom. No, this wasn’t a tribute to Stormy Daniels, it was a realization that the way things are going, I may not live long enough to see us hit the actual bottom. All the songs and some of the singers know exactly what I meant.  So now, after this show, I can tell myself (or pretend) that things will start to get better. (I’m not holding my breath, because I know I really won’t live long enough that way.) 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT  / Alexis Cole  /  “A Kiss In The Dark”   
  • INTO EACH LIFE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • STOP THIS TRAIN  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story?” 
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Ray Charles  /  “The Genius Of Ray Charles”
  • ROCKS IN MY BED  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night” 
  • IT’S ALWAYS 4 AM  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life, Collected”  
  • OLD FASHIONED GAL  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”   
  • THE BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Boz Scaggs  /  “Speak Low”   (Decca Records)
  • MEET ME AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BOTTLE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “Live At Joe’s Pub”  
  • THE LIFE THAT I LEAD  /  Lou Rawls  /  “Carryin’ On”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin” 
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Miles Davis Quintet  /  “Miles Davis & John Coltrane: The Final Tour” 
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Sister Orchid” 
  • DID I EVER REALLY LIVE?  /  Joe Williams  /  “One For My Baby”   
  • BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You” 
  • EVERYBODY’S CRYIN’ MERCY  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend: Live In California”
  • DAYS LIKE THIS  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • THE END OF THE WORLD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Patty Duke  /  “Don’t Just Stand There”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Van Morrison  /  “Versatile”
  • I’M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS  /  Karrin Allyson  /  Round Midnight” 
  • LUSH LIFE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Boston Concert 1976”
  • SOPHISTICATED LADY  /  Linda Ronstadt  /  “Lush Life”
  •  NOTHING LASTS FOREVER  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In every Bar”   
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  

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