Tag Archives: Calabria Foti

PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO CLIMATE CHANGE” (10.19.19)

20 Oct

The earth is heating up, ice caps and glaciers are melting, the seas are rising, and many species, including our own, are threatened with extinction. What are we going to do? Well, I did what I always do: I exploited these serious problems, trivializing them with two hours of catchy, swinging, and often ironic songs. Some of them were comments on current conditions; others were things we need to curtail to save the planet. The first song was an answer to “What’s going to be the new capital city of the East Coast?” The second song was written in 1921 but casts an eerie darkness to what’s going on today. Just to be a pro-active citizen, I recycled and re-used a previous mystery vocalist. And as for the last two songs: which one will future generations be singing? That’s up to us now.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • GARY, INDIANA  /  Janet Planet  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • THERE’LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE  /  Dave Brubeck & Jimmy Rushing  /  “On Time”
  • TOO DARN HOT  /  Claire Teal & The London Gay Big Band  /  “Brave”
  • BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • ROUTE 66  /  Mark Winkler  /  “I’m With You”
  • SUNDAY DRIVIN’  /  Ryan Truesdale’s Gil Evans Project  /  “Lines Of Color”
  • MY BUICK, MY LOVE, AND I  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • COME FLY WITH ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love”
  • LET’S MAKE LOVE ON THIS PLANE  /  Rachael & Vilray  /  “Rachael & Vilray”
  • SWINGING ON A STAR  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Anthony Perkins  /  “From The Heart”
  • A SLEEPIN’ BEE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
  • FRIM FRAM SAUCE  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You”
  • INTO EACH LIFE SOME RAIN MUST FALL  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “Good Night, Good Luck”
  • THE RAIN IN SPAIN  /  Adrian Cunningham & His Friends  /  “Play Lerner & Loewe”
  • RIVER STAY AWAY FROM MY DOOR  /  Spike Jones  /  “Omnibust/60 Years of Music America Hates”
  • ILL WIND  /  Sarah Vaughan & Count Basie  /  “Send In The Clowns”
  • GONE WITH THE WIND  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Portrait”
  • WALKIN’  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • WALKING AFTER MIDNIGHT  /  Staci Griesbach  /  “My Patsy Cline Songbook”
  • THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA  /  Nat King Cole & Gregory Porter  /  “Ultimate Nat Cole”
  • BACKYARD MEDLEY  /  Calabria Foti  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • DANCING IN THE DARK  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Dance With Me”
  • IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW  /  Ranee Lee  /  “Dark Divas: Highlights”
  • LOUISIANA 1927  /  Randy Newman  /  “Good Old Boys”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Stan Getz Quartet  /  “Nobody Else But Me”
  • EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend: Live In California”
  • WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Did you miss this week’s show?  Click here  before the world comes to a sorry end and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to the archive program.

Turntable For One Facebook page here.

Podcasts on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, here:

Turntable For One full-length shows are on Mixcloud, here:

 

 

PLAYLIST FOR “LET’S AGREE TO DISAGREE” (10.5.19)

5 Oct

We’re divided. I mean, really divided. We don’t agree about good guys or bad guys, we don’t agree about facts or truth, we don’t agree about ice cream being its own food group – wait, that one is just me trying to convince my wife. But all the other stuff is true!. You’d think that someone who has a microphone every week would do what he could to try to bridge the divides and bring people together. Go ahead and think that all you want, but that’s not how I roll. This week even my songs disagreed with each other. One thing was inarguable, however. I played a couple dozen outstanding singers. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • NICE ‘N’ EASY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice ‘N’ Easy”
  • DO SOMETHING  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • NIGHTLIFE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “September Ballads”
  • EARLY TO BED  /  Maud Hixson  /  (Demo)
  • FORGET ABOUT THE BOY  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Confessions”
  • FORGET THE WOMAN  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • AT YOUR MOTHER’S HOUSE  /  Rachael & Valray  /  Rachael & Valray
  • CHEEK TO CHEEK  /  Annie Sellick & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “No Greater Thrill”
  • I WON’T DANCE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Woody Herman  /  “Songs For Hip Lovers”
  • THEM THERE EYES  /  Gretje Angell  /  “…In Any Key”
  • I DON’T MIND A BIT  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “You’ll Never Know”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  Ray Blue  /  “Work”
  • PEEL ME A GRAPE  /  Blossom Dearie & Lyle Lovett
  • THERE’LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE  /  Diahann Carroll  /  “Essential Masters: 1958-1961”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Kellye Gray  /  “KG3 Live At The Bugle Boy”
  • I GOT RHYTHM  /  Bobby Darin  /  “The Legendary Bobby Darin”
  • HE AIN’T GOT RHYTHM  /  Faith Winthrop  /  “A Leap Of Faith”
  • STORMY WEATHER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jessye Norman  /  “Roots: My Life, My Song”
  • THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Calabria Foti  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • NOBODY HOME  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Almost Like A Song”
  • THE RULES OF THE ROAD  /  Nicolas Bearde  /  “I Remember You”
  • THE RULES DON’T APPLY  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Math Camp”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Did you miss this week’s show? That was disagreeable of you. Click here  and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to the archive program.

Turntable For One Facebook page here.

Podcasts on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, here:

Turntable For One full-length shows are on Mixcloud, here:

 

 

PLAYLIST FOR “SEASON FINALE 2019 – SUMMER LISTENING ASSIGNMENTS” (6.29.19)

30 Jun

Turntable For One is on hiatus until August 31st. So, as I always do on the final program, I gave out summer listening assignments for July and August. Plus, as I also always do, I talked about the ice cream treats I’ll be serving on my summer job on a wandering ice cream truck.

On the menu this year: 20 different ice creams in one bowl. Last year I called it the Kitchen Sink sundae; this year: the Democratic debate sundae.

Last year I sold the classic orange sherbet treat, the skyrocket. This year I’m testing something new and explosive: Little Skyrocket Man.

How about a Polar Icecap sundae? (Which is really just a glass of warm water.)

New this year: the Bill Barr Milkshake – you can order it but it will never show up.

I’m trying out a new combination of mint and peach ice creams – I’m hoping peach-mint really catches on this summer.

Don’t forget about The Infrastructure Sundae – a combination of Rocky Road ice cream and crumbled bridge mix.

A green reminder: When you’re done with your ice cream, pass your spoon on to the next customer. (Hey – either you believe in recycling or you don’t!) 

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SOME OF THESE DAYS  /  Rebekah Victoria  /  “Songs Of The Decades”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  Jesse Belvin  /  “Mr. Easy”
  • I’M OLD FASHIONED  /  Gretje Angell  /  “In Any Key”
  • PURE IMAGINATION  /  John Doakes  /  “True Love”
  • IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE  /  Sarah McKenzie  /  “Secrets Of My Heart”
  • MAYBE I’M IN LOVE  /  Marina & The Kats  /  “Swingsalabim”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • I WON’T DANCE  /  Yamit Lemoine  /  “Ain’t Misbehavin’”
  • INTO EACH LIFE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • I CRIED FOR YOU  /  Ellen Andersson  /  ’S’Wonderful”
  • MANHATTAN  /  Nikki Parrott  /  “From New York To Paris”
  • GOING UPTOWN  /  Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Swing Out”
  • AGAIN  /  Nancy Kelly  /  “Remembering Mark Murphy”
  • AGAIN  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • YOU IRRITATE ME  /  Carla Starkie  /  “New Dawn”
  • TAKE A BITE  /  Margaret Whiting  /  “The Lady’s In Love With You”
  • THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bernie Sanders  /  “We Shall Overcome”
  • FIRE  /  The Ault Sisters  /  “Sisters In Song”
  • WHERE DO YOU GO?  /  Stan Getz Quartet  /  “Getz At The Gate”
  • THE MAN WITH THE HORN  /  Calabria Foti  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • DON’T LIKE GOODBYES  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • SIGNING OFF  /  Helen Merrill  /  “You’ve Got A Date With The Blues”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Turntable For One Facebook page here.

Podcasts on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, here:

Turntable For One two-hour shows are on Mixcloud, here:

PLAYLIST FOR “SOMETHING GOOD MIGHT HAPPEN” (6.8.19)

9 Jun

I’m have always been a “the-glass-is-half-empty” kind of guy. (I also worry who’s been drinking from that glass.) Why? Growing up, my family had a clear and distinct world view: “Something bad might happen.” So this week I challenged – no, I dared myself to look through the eyes of people who actually (and inexplicably) see the world positively. I played song after song about things possibly going right and how to make that happen. Happily I got through it but only by repeating my daily, personal affirmation: “What on earth were you thinking?” 

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SOMETHING’S COMING  /  Lilly Thornton  /  “Something’s Coming”
  • A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes it Happen”
  • THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG  /  Monica Ramey  /  “Monica Ramey & The Beegie Adair Trio”
  • IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • FROM THIS MOMENT ON  /  The Carpenters  /  “The Essential Collection”
  • WATCH WHAT HAPPENS  /  Joe Williams  /  “Joe Williams Live In Las Vegas”
  • SHALL WE DANCE?  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • HAVEN’T WE MET?  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Silver Morning”
  • EVERYTHING’S COMIN’ UP ROSES  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Carol Burnett  /  “Let Me Entertain You: Carol Burnett Sings”
  • IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT  /  Ashley Pezzotti  /  “We’ve Only Just Begun”
  • IF I HAD YOU  /  Willie Nelson & Diana Krall  /  “American Classic”
  • THE BEST IS YET TO COME  /  Audrey Bernstein  /  “Audrey Bernstein Loves Blue”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  “Brunch At The Renaissance”
  • I FEEL A SONG COMING ON  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson  /  “Two’s Company”
  • BLUE SKIES  /  Dr. John  /  “Afterglow”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  Spark
  • SHINE ON YOUR SHOES  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jerry Lewis  /  “Just Sings”
  • TAKE A CHANCE  /  Rebecca Dumaine  /  “Happy Madness”
  • HAVE YOU MET MISS JONES?  /  Tony Lindsay w/ Michael O’Neill Quintet  /  “Pacific Standard Time”
  • THIRD TIME IS A CHARM  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Songs Were Made To Sing”
  • A SLEEPIN’ BEE  /  John Doakes  /  “True Love”
  • THE MAN WITH THE HORN  /  Calabria Foti  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Francis A. & Edward K.”
  • DREAM  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Dream”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Did you miss this week’s show? No good will come of that! Click here and click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to the archive program.

Turntable For One Facebook page here.

Podcasts on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, here:

Turntable For One two-hour shows are on Mixcloud, here:

 

PLAYLIST FOR “LOOK WHAT I FOUND IN THE MAILBOX!” (5.25.19)

27 May

Instead of a theme, instead of featuring the oft-heard Turntable For One regulars – Sinatra, Tony, Carmen, Ella, Nina, etc. – I put Saturday’s show together with only some of the new music I received in the mail (both physical and virtual) in just the past two weeks. I generously didn’t go into the other things I find in my mail – things like memorial headstone catalogs and threatening letters from Social Security since they found out that I am neither social nor secure. Also: here’s a shout out to all of the singers and musicians listed below – young and old – and to their promoters; without them my audience and I would just have to stare at each other for two hours, and I think we know who would lose that staring contest.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I FELL IN LOVE WITH YOU  /  Sarah McKenzie  /  “Songs Of My Heart”
  • COME LOVE  /  John Doakes  /  “True Love”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING  /  Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra  /  “Along for The Ride”
  • METEOR  /  Hilary Gardner & Charles Ruggiero  /  “The Bird & The Bee”
  • KEEPIN’ OUT OF MISCHIEF  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “Welcome Home Bon Voyage”
  • AUTUMN  /  Abigail Rockwell  /  “Autumn Noir”
  • WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Once In A While”
  • HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Tierney Sutton & Alan Bergman  /  “Screenplay”
  • MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT  /  Betty Carter  /  “And The Music Never Stops”ˆ
  • IT’S ALRIGHT WITH ME  /  Stan Getz  /  “Getz At The Gate”
  • GET ON WITH IT  /  Marina & The Kats  /  Swingsalabim”
  • FRANCIS DOESN’T CARE FOR THE BLUES  /  Billy Brandt  /  “City Noir”
  • PRELUDE TO A KISS  /  Calabria Foti  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • THEM THERE EYES  /  Yamit Lemoine & The Vinyl Blvd.  /  “Ain’t Misbehavin’”
  • DO IT THE HARD WAY  /  Rebecca DuMaine & Dave Miller Combo  /  Chez Nous”
  • BLACKBIRD  /  Casey Abrams  /  “Jazz”
  • MILONGA DEL ANGEL  /  Anat Cohen Tentet  /  “Triple Helix”
  • LIFE’S A LESSON  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Ben There Done That”
  • WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Song Were Made To sing”
  • WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS  /  Paul Jost  /  “Simple Life”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Did you miss this week’s show? Good thing I forgot to take attendance this week.  Click here and click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen.

Turntable For One Facebook page here.

Podcasts on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, here:

Turntable For One two-hour shows are on Mixcloud, here:

 

PLAYLIST FOR “THE T.F.O. AWARDS” (3.2.19)

2 Mar

The Oscars, the Tonys, the Golden Globes, the Emmys, the Grammys – everybody loves award shows with all the attendant and attendees’ glitz and glamour. Shouldn’t I get a piece of this? Probably not, but when have I ever let good decisions or good taste interfere with my plans? So this week I made up arbitrary categories and presented awards to performers who, unlike myself, have made a positive difference to my show. Introducing the “T.F.O. Awards” – and, no, that doesn’t stand for Terrifying Fundamentalists Objectives. 

(Award Title)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • (Best Supporting Performance – Instrumental)  /  ALICE IN WONDERLAND  /  Roberta Gambarini & Dave Brubeck  /  “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  • (This Song Never Sounded So Good)  /  ROCK WITH YOU  /  Alyssa Allgood  /  “Exactly Like You”
  • (Achievement In Science Denying)  /  Sleepin’ Bee  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
  • (Most Unrecognizable Song)  /  I’LL BE YOUR BABY TONIGHT  /  Janet Planet  /  “Just Like A Woman”
  • (This Shouldn’t Work, But It Does)  /  PEEL ME A GRAPE  /  Blossom Dearie & Lyle Lovett
  • (Foreign Language Performance)  /  VEDRAI, VEDRAI  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Intermezzo”
  • (Singer I Never Thought I’d Play)  /  THAT’S MY DESIRE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ray Stevens  /  “Grover’s Hat Project”
  • (In Memoriam)  /  HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT  /  Kellye Gray  /  “And, They Call Us Cowboys”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old, New, Borrowed, and The Blues”
  • SLEEPY TIME GAL  /  Andre Previn & Dinah Shore  /  “Dinah Sings Previn Plays”
  • I SHOULD CARE  /  Andre Previn & Diahann Carroll  /  “The Magic Of Diahann Carroll”
  • LOOK AT HIM GO  /  Andre Previn & Itzhak Perlman  /  “A Different Kind Of Blue”
  • (Mad As Hell & I’m Not Taking It Anymore)  /  BIG DISCOUNT  /  Karrin Allyson  /  Some Of That Sunshine”
  • (Best Performance Forgetting Lyrics)  /  GONE WITH THE WIND  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At Zardi’s”
  • (When’s The Last Time You Heard This?)  /  BLUES IN HOSS FLAT  /  Count Basie  /  “Chairman Of The Board”
  • (Singer Who Won’t Send Me Her CDs)  /  IT’S ALRIGHT WITH ME  /  Calabria Foti  /  “In The Still Of The Night”
  • (The Mose Allison Irony Isn’t Dead Award)  /  EVERYBODY THINKS YOU’RE AN ANGEL  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Way Of The World”
  • (Singer I Never Heard of Until This Week)  /  FOUR BROTHERS  /  Trish Hatley  /  “I Remember: Second Set”
  • (When Worlds Collide Award)  /  CARO MIO BEN  /  Joyce DiDonato  /  “Songplay”
  • (Heart On Sleeve)  /  BABY I’M A FOOL  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Live In Europe”
  • (Lifetime Achievement) / SOME OTHER TIME  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • (Song I Always Wanted To End The Show)  /  SWEET SLUMBER  /  Jimmy Witherspoon & Jack McDuff   /  “The Blues Is Now”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Did you miss this week’s show? There goes your shot at the good attendance award. Click here and click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to an archived version.

Turntable For One Facebook page here.

Podcasts on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, here:

Turntable For One is now on Mixcloud, here:

 

PLAYLIST FOR “COMING & GOING” (4.7.18)

9 Apr

Get the feeling these days you don’t know whether you’re coming or going? This show didn’t make things better because that what all the music was about. Not helpful? Hey – Do I look like Dr. Phil?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album title

  • SOMETHING’S COMING  /  Lilly Thornton  /  “Something’s Coming”
  • COME FLY WITH ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • COME DANCE WITH ME  /  Diana Krall  /  “From This Moment On”
  • I’M GONNA MOVE TO THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWN  /  Ray Charles  /  “United We Swing: The Best Of The JALC Galas”
  • YOU CAME A LONG WAY FROM ST. LOUIS  /  Peggy Lee & George Shearing  /  “Beauty & The Beat”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We met?”
  • COMES LOVE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • HELLO I MUST BE GOING  /  Groucho Marx  /  “Comedy Tonight: The Golden Age”
  • COME BACK TO ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • GOIN’ OUT OF MY HEAD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Pat Collins  /  “The Hip Hypnotist”
  • THE BEST IS YET TO COME  /  Delicatessen Jazz  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • GONE, GONE, GONE  /  Miles Davis  /  “Porgy & Bess”
  • GO TO HELL  /  Nina Simone  /  “Silk & Soul”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • COME RUNNIN’  /  Lena Horne  /  “Lena Horne At The Waldorf Astoria”
  • GONE WITH THE WIND  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At Zardi’s”
  • BABY WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ricky Nelson  /  “More Songs By Ricky”
  • I’M GONNA GO FISHIN’  /  Carol Welsman  /  “I Like Men”
  • DON’T GO TO STRANGERS  /  Arthur Prysock & Count Basie  /  “Arthur Prysock/Count Basie”
  • IF YOU GO AWAY  /  Inger Marie Gunderson  /  “By Myself”
  • ANYTHING GOES  /  Calabira Foti  /  “In The Still Of The Night”
  • YOU GO TO MY HEAD  /  Tony DeSare & Edward Decker  /  “One For My Baby”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • AND SO IT GOES  /  Gavin Hope  /  “For All We Know”
  • TIME TO GO  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Dreams”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Did you miss the show? Don’t just sit there reading this. Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu and listen to the show.
Podcasts on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, here: