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PLAYLIST FOR “MUSIC TO BE THANKFUL FOR” (11.25.17)

27 Nov

Time for the 8th Annual Music To Be Thankful For show, featuring music I’m thankful for and selections from some of the other broadcasters at WMNR, plus messages from three of the vocalists I admire most. And because this show always falls around my birthday, it was also the 8th Annual Family Night at Turntable For One with my wife and my son joining in. In short, a good time was had by all – especially me. 

(Special Guest)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SHALL WE DANCE  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • (Gary Gerrard)  /  I GOT PLENTY O’ NOTHIN’  /  Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Porgy And Bess”
  •  (Fred Velardi)  /  HERE COMES THE SUN  /  Yo-Yo Ma  /  “Songs Of Joy & Peace”
  • LOVER COME BACK TO ME  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Gypsy In My Soul”
  • (Connie Evingson)  /  LOVE YOU MADLY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • (Susan Kennedy)  /  ASK ME AGAIN  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “Ask Me Again”
  • (Megan Stine)  /  DJANGO  /  Modern Jazz Quartet  /  “Longing For The Continent”
  •  (Dan Lenore)  /  DAY BY DAY  /  Jo Stafford  /  “Starring Jo Stafford”
  •  WHY DO YOU DO IT (IF IT MAKES YOU SICK)  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “The Lock And The Key”
  • (Marilyn Older)  /  GONE AT LAST  /  Paul Simon & Phoebe Snow  /  “The Essential Paul Simon”
  • (Garrett Stack)  /  DARKNESS AND TREES  /  Cast Of “Come From Away”  /  “Come From Away”
  •  (Cody Owen Stine)  /  SECOND CHANCE  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • (Will Duchon)  /  OH MISTRESS MINE  /  Mary Kadderly  /  “Lucky Me”
  • YOU’LL SEE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • (Jackie Ryan)  /  MIDNIGHT SUN  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “How Long Has This Benn Going On?”
  • (Rich Moran)  /  I HAD MYSELF A TRUE LOVE  /  Barbara Cook  /  “Live From London”
  •  EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend – Live In California”
  •  WAITER, THE CHECK  /  Cousin Alice  /  “Pour Me”
  •  WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Keith Jarrett At The Blue Note”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HALLOWEEN PARTY 2017” (10.28.17)

28 Oct

I think I gave out more treats than tricks during the annual Turntable For One Halloween Party. And when a few people showed up at the door in costumes, I played some songs especially for them.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HALLOWEEN SPOOKS  Lambert, Hendricks, And Ross  /  “The Hottest New Group In Jazz”
  • DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Halloween Jazz”
  • CANDY  /  Nat King Cole  / “After Midnight”
  • I PUT A SPELL ON YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “I Put A Spell On You”
  • (Sarah Huckabee Sanders Costume)  /  TALK TO ME BABY  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Quintessential Cleo”
  • WHISTLING PAST THE GRAVEYARD  /  Holly Cole  /  “Night”
  • WHISTLING AWAY THE DARK  /  Champian Fulton Trio  /  “Sometimes I’m Happy”
  • (Vladimir Putin Costume)  /  I’VE GOT YOU NUMBER  /  Marc Pompe  /  “Monk’s Dream”
  • BEWITCHED  /  Pamela Luss  /  “At The Jazz Standard”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Robert Palmer  /  “Ridin’ High”
  • (Steve Mnuchen, Ryan Zinke, Tom Price Costumes)  /  COME FLY WITH ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Fly With Me”
  • THE HOUSE IS HAUNTED  /  Lisa Lindsley  /  “Long After Midnight”
  • THIS OLD HOUSE IS HAUNTED  /  Andy Scott  /  “Angels”
  •  (Melania Trump Costume)  WHEN I’M 64  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY  /  Bob James  /  “Bold Conceptions”
  • (Bill Cosby Costume)  /  LOVE POTION #9  /  Ron Boustead  /  “Unlikely Valentine:
  • SPOOKY  /  Anne Farnsworth  /  “Sealed With A Kiss”
  • (A Cat Knocks On The Door)  /  YOUR CAT PLAYS PIANO  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Jazz & Other Four-Letter Words”
  • I AM A CAT  /  Laura Nyro  /  “Smile”
  • (Robert Mueller Costume)  /  I’VE GOT MY EYES ON YOU  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “Good Night & Good Luck”
  • THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Fallen Angels”
  • DON’T STAND A GHOST OF A CHANCE  /  Wild Bill Davis & Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis  /  “Live in Chateauneuf-du-Pape”
  • GHOST OF YESTERDAY  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • (Harry Potter Costume)  /  IT’S MAGIC  /  James Brown  /  “Soul On Top”
  • HAUNTED HEART  /  Renee Fleming & Fred Hersch  /  “Haunted Heart”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Sally Mayes  /  “Our Private World”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “FUN AND GAMES WEEK” (9.2.17)

2 Sep

I’m back! And to squeeze a last little bit of fun out of a summer that, frankly, wasn’t all that much fun, I declared this “Fun & Games Week” with lots of suggestions for each.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ARE YOU HAVING ANY FUN?  /  Cali Rose  /  “Are You Having Any Fun?”
  • AIN’T WE GOT FUN?  /  Julian Yeo  /  “1923”
  • GETTING SOME) FUN OUT OF LIFE  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “Dreamland”
  • LUCK BE A LADY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Vegas: Live At The Sands”
  • FUN TO BE FOOLED  /  Marlene Ver Planck  /  “My Impetuous Heart”
  • READY MIX  /  Buddy Rich  /  “Swingin’ New Big Band”
  • THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORTS  /  The Real Group  /  “One For All”
  • TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “I Think It’s Going to Rain Today”
  • A BIG BEAUTIFUL BALL  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Martha Raye & Carol Burnett  /  “Together Again For The First Time”
  • DAT DERE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Double Rainbow”
  • CLOSE YOUR EYES  /  Doris Day & Andre Previn  /  “Duets”
  • PLAYIN’ WITH MY FRIENDS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Playin’ With My Friends”
  • ITSY BITSY BLUES  /  Cynthia Bane  /  “Clearly”
  • CHARADE  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Ultra Lounge”
  • SCRABBLE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Ages”
  • HOPSCOTCH  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Gin Fizz Fandango”
  • THIS MASQUERADE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Cybill Shepherd  /  “Cybill Getz Better”
  • LADIES GRAB YOUR SEATS  /  Bob & Ray  /  “Bob & Ray On A Platter”
  • RHODE ISLAND IS FAMOUS FOR YOU  /  Janet Planet  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • SHAPE OF MY HEART  /  Sting  /  “Ten Summoner’s Tales”
  • PEEK-A-BOO  /  Hetty Kate  /  “Gordon Webster Meets Hetty Kate”
  • KISS AND RUN  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
  • GUESS WHO I SAW TODAY  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Song Time”
  • IT’S ALL IN THE GAME  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “The Out-Of-Towners”
  • WHERE ARE YOU?  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Shadows In The Night”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  •  PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “APRIL FOOL!” (4.1.17)

3 Apr

You can fool some of the people some of the time – and why, for heaven’s sake, isn’t that enough? So much for my philosophy of life.  My philosophy of music is evident in the playlist below. Okay, maybe I played more “fool” songs than April Fools jokes, but why fool around when it comes to great singers and songs?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • I WAS A FOOL TO LET YOU GO  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • I’M A FOOL TO WANT YOU  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady in Satin”
  • THESE FOOLISH THINGS  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Triplicate”
  • FOOLS RUSH IN  /  Harold Mabern w/ Norah Jones  /  “Afro Blue”
  • YOUNG AND FOOLISH (Take #4)  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album”
  • BABY I’M A FOOL  /  Melody Gardot  /  “My One And Only thrill”
  • FOOL THAT I AM  /  Etta James  /  “The Second Time Around”
  • I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie” The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • YOU TURNED THE TABLES ON ME  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • WHAT KIND OF FOOL AM I  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  William Shatner  /  “What Kind Of Fool Am I”
  • THE FOOL ON THE HILL  /  Susanne Menzel w/ Bremen Philharmonic Strings  /  “Soulmates”
  • SHORT PEOPLE  /  Thomas Quasthoff  /  “Tell It Like It Is”
  • FOOLIN’ MYSELF  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • WHAT DO YOU DO AFTER YOU RUIN YOUR LIFE  /  Mose Allison  /  “Your Mind Is On Vacation”
  • THAT OLD DEVIL MOON  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Duets”
  • THE TROLLEY SONG  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant  /  “For One To Love”
  • LAURA  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “Capitol Collectors Series?
  • FUN TO BE FOOLED  /  Marlene VerPlanck  /  “My Impetuous Heart”
  • ANYONE CAN WHISTLE  /  Tania Grubbs  /  “Lost In The Stars”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Once To Every Heart”
  • BLAH, BLAH, BLAH  /  Nicole Herzog  /  “That’s Life”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Allan Harris, Takana Myamoto  /  “Convergence”
  • APRIL FOOLED ME  /  Heidi Blikenstaff  /  “The Land Where Good Songs Go”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “IT’S SPRING!” (3.25.17)

26 Mar

Some people see the arrival of Spring as renewal, rebirth, renascence; and some people see it as the time for paying taxes, seasonal allergies, and, worst of all, the return of “America’s Got Talent.” I see it as a chance to play these great songs and singers.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • APRIL IN PARIS  /  Count Basie  /  “April In Paris”
  • IT’S ANYBODY’S SPRING  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • SPRING IS HERE  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • IT’S A MOST UNUSUAL DAY  /  Jody Sandhaus  /  “I Think Of You”
  • SPRING IN MANHATTAN  /  Tony Bennett  /  The Many Moods Of Tony”
  • RUNNING WILD  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • APRIL SHOWERS  /  Julian Yeo  /  “1923”
  • NICE WEATHER FOR DUCKS  /  Irene Kral  /  “Just For Now”
  • HURRY, IT’S LOVELY UP HERE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • YOUNGER THAN SPRINGTIME  /  Oscar Peterson Trio  /  “Eloquence”
  • WHEN THE RED, RED ROBIN  /  (Mystery Verse)  /  Molly Lyons  /  “Verses Only”
  • WHEN THE RED, RED ROBIN  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Birds Of A Feather”
  • TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  “Mamaloshen”
  • TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Take Me Out To The Ball Game”
  • VAN LINGO MUNGO  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Dave Frishberg Classics”
  • DERRADEIRA PRIMAVERA  /  Allison Adams Tucker  /  “April In Paris”
  • SPRING  /  Susie Arioli  /  “Spring”
  • SPRING WILL BE A LITTLE LATE THIS YEAR  /  Wynton Marsalis  /  “The Midnight Blues”
  • SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Take To The Sky”
  • SPRING IS WHERE YOU ARE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Till I Get It right”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Greta Matassa  /  “The Smiling Hour”
  • SPRINGSVILLE  /  Miles Davis  /  “Miles Ahead”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING  /  Allan Harris/Takana Myamoto  /  “Convergence”
  • ANOTHER SPRING  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “THE ANNUAL TURNTABLE FOR ONE OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY” (12.17.16)

19 Dec

Finally an office party that really was Ho-Ho-Ho and not ho-ho-hum.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MY FAVORITE THINGS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Snowfall”
  • JINGLE BELLS  /  Count Basie  /  “A Jazz Christmas”
  • THE CHRISTMAS WALTZ  /  Joe Williams  /  “Christmas For Lovers”
  • THE CHRISTMAS SONG  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Lover Man”
  • THE THEORY SONG  /  Dave Swenson
  • CAROL OF THE RUSSIAN CHILDREN  /  Jane Lynch  /  “A Swingin’ Little Christmas”
  • LET’S GET LOST  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Let’s Get Lost”
  • IT CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR  /  The Nola Players  /  “Christmastime In New Orleans”
  • HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY CHRISTMAS  /  Maureen McGovern  /  “Christmas With Maureen McGovern”
  • WHO SPIKED THE EGGNOG?  /  Straight No Chaser  /  =“Christmas Cheers”
  • WHITE CHRISTMAS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Kelly Clarkson  /  “Wrapped In Red”
  • SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN  /Joey DeFrancesco  /  “Home For The Holidays”
  • SNOW DAY  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “A Very Chaise Lounge Christmas”
  • LET IT SNOW  /  New York Voices  /  “Let It Snow”
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY  /  Ramsey Lewis Trio  /  “Sound Of Christmas”
  • YOUR MIND IS ON VACATION  /  Kitty Margolis  /  “Heart & Soul”
  • I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “A Christmas Album”
  • THE SECRET OF CHRISTMAS  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • HE’S GONNA TAKE AWAY OUR CHRISTMAS  /  Robert Goulet  /  “Wonderful World Of Christmas”
  • A SONG FOR CHRISTMAS  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “Just In Time For Christmas”
  • DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR  /  Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band & Take 6  /  “A Big Phat Christmas Wrap This!”
  • THE BELLS OF CHRISTMAS  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Frank Sinatra, Frank Sinatra Jr. Nancy Sinatra  /  =“The Christmas Collection”
  • JINGLE BELLS  /  Accent
  • CHRISTMAS MEDLEY  /  Swingle Singers  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christma”’
  • STAR OF WONDER  /  Kurt Elling  /  “The Beautiful Day”
  • LITTLE JACK FROST  /  Seth MacFarlane & Nora Jones  /  “Holiday for Swing”
  • ANGEL’S LULLABY  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Winter Wonderland”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “Have Yourself A Jazz Little Christmas”
  • THE WORLD FOR CHRISTMAS  /  The Real Group  /  “The World For Christmas”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “BATTLE OF THE SEXES” (6.4.16)

4 Jun

You know me. I love to jump right in to the middle of a battle – and if you think that, you don’t know me. Still, I was happy to lead from behind in the age-old battle of the sexes with some great songs and interesting comparisons. (Hope you didn’t miss the show.)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I LIKE TO LEAD WHEN I DANCE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra ‘65”
  • MAN I GOT YOU  /  Heather Simmons  /  “I’m Old Fashioned”
  • THE LADY’S IN LOVE WITH YOU  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • KILL ‘EM WITH KINDNESS   /  Jackie Cain   /  “So Many Stars”
  • YOU CAN COUNT ON ME TO DO MY PART  /  Mose Allison  /  “Mose In Your Ear”
  • TICK TOCK  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Gin Fizz Fandango”
  • SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • I NEVER MEANT TO HURT YOU  /  Laura Nyro  /  “First Songs”
  • WIVES AND LOVERS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Wayne Newton  /  “Mr. Las Vegas”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • DO NOTHING TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Once To Every Heart”
  • IT’S A MAN’S, MAN’S WORLD  /  Morgan James w/ Postmodern Jukebox
  • SOME PEOPLE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “You’re Mine You”
  • IN THE NAME OF LOVE  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Silver Morning”
  • MEAN TO ME  /  Linda Ronstadt  /  “Lush Life”
  • I CAN’T WAIT TO MISS YOU  /  Jack Jones  /  “Love Ballad”
  • OH, YES, TAKE ANOTHER GUESS  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Sentimental Streak”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC?  /  Mel Torme  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • MY ROMANCE  /  Tuck & Patti  /  Tears of Joy”
  • BOY WANTED  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Sings The George & Ira Gershwin Song Book”
  • BOY WANTED  /  Julian Yeo  /  “You And The Night”
  • BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH  /  Carmen McRae  /  “The Ultimate Carmen McRae”
  • BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Twentysomething”
  • MORE THAN A WOMAN  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Take Me To The Alley”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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