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PLAYLIST FOR “ANNIVERSARY” (1.8.22)

9 Jan

 2022 is just a week old, but it’s been an eventful week. We observed the one-year anniversary of one of the most disgraceful, unforgettable, unforgivable moments in American history. On a happier note – there are happier notes. WMNR Fine Arts Radio celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2022.  On a personal note, my wife and I celebrated our 52nd anniversary this week. Did we go to a fabulous restaurant?  No, not when omicron is on most menus as a main course. Did we go ice skating? (Something Megan has loved her entire life.) Let me just say that the only things more brittle than my ego are my bones. So we went dancing instead?  Did you hear what I just said about my bones?  Actually, no, that one’s more about my ego.  Which finally brings me to this week’s theme if anyone is still awake. I wanted to celebrate my anniversary and my wife with some of the music that brought us together, some of the music Megan and I discovered together, some of the music that has sustained us. In short: just when you thought this show couldn’t get more self-indulgent, I presented two hours of Music We Love on this Happy Anniversary edition of Turntable For One. (Starting with the music that played when Megan walked down the aisle at our wedding.)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Michel LeGrand  /  “At Shelly’s Manne-Hole”
  • YOU DON’T LOVE ME WHEN I CRY  / Laura Nyro  /   “New York Tendaberry”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Tony Bennett  /   “The Art Of Romance”
  • BLOOD COUNT  /  Stan Getz  /   “Anniversary”
  • THE MASON  /  David Patrick Kelly  /   “Working”
  • I’LL BE LONG GONE  /  Cold Blood  /   “Thriller”
  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /   “When Harry Met Sally”
  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Only The Lonely”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Cody Owen Stine  /   (Live Performance)
  • I’M THRU WITH LOVE  /  Diana Krall  /   “All For You”
  • YOU’RE SO VAIN  /  Carly Simon  /   “No Secrets”
  • AMERICAN TUNE  /  Simon & Garfunkel  /   “Concert In Central Park”
  • I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Steven Pasquale  /   “Somethin‘ Like Love”
  • EMBRACEABLE YOU  Lillie Huddleston  /   “How Long Has This Been Going On”
  • HOUSE OF GOLD  /  Kenny Rankin  /   “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE  /  The Real Group  /   “Unreal”
  • I’M LOST  /  Carmen McRae  /   “Bittersweet”
  • LOVE THEME FROM “SPARTACUS”  /  Bill Evans & Jeremy Steig  /   “What’s New”
  • TEA AND SYMPATHY  /  Janis Ian  /   “Between The Lines”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack  /   “A Donny Hathaway Collection”
  • TWO FOR THE ROAD  /  Nancy LaMott  /   “The Best Of Nancy LaMott”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LIGHTBULB MOMENTS” (11.13.21)

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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PLAYLIST FOR “HALLOWEEN PARTY 2021”

1 Nov

It’s that time again, time when ghastly, ghostly white apparitions appear. The living dead, their eyes open but unseeing, their mouths moving but they say nothing. I know, I just described the U.S. Senate, but that’s not what the show was about this week. I served up a bobbing bucket full of great ghoulish songs at the annual Turntable for One Halloween party! And, best of all, I got to play my favorite game. When Trick Or Treaters came to the door, I got to guess who they were dressed up to be and give them an appropriate song. (Professional tip: This also saves a ton of money on candy.) 

(Trick Or Treater Costume)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HALLOWEEN SPOOKS  /  Lambert, Hendricks, And Ross  /  “The Hottest Group In Jazz”
  • SPOOKY  /  Anne Farnsworth  /  “Sealed With A Kiss”
  • (Mark Zuckerberg)  /  I WANT TO BE EVIL  /  Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings  /  “Groovin’”
  • I PUT A SPELL ON YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “I Put A Spell On You”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ultimate Sinatra”
  • (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)  /  YOU’RE GONNA HEAR FROM ME  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Confessions”
  • (Joe Biden)  /  WHAT DID I HAVE THAT I DON’T HAVE NOW  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Great Songs From Stage & Screen”
  • BEWITCHED  /  Pamela Luss & Houston Person  /  “Bewitched”
  • JEEPERS CREEPERS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Hayley  Mills  /.  “Let’s Get Together With Hayley Mills”
  • DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD  /  Lou Levy  /  “I’m Old Fashioned”
  • (Krysten Sinema & Joe Manchin)  /  UNDECIDED  /  Cyrille Aimee & New Orleans Jazz Orchestra  /  “Petite Fleur”
  • I’M JUST A HUNGRY MAN  /  Mark Winkler  /  “I’m Just A Hungry Man”
  • HAUNTED HEART  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “Hearts And Minds”
  • CANDY  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • (Marjorie Taylor Greene)  /  YOUR MIND IS ON VACATION  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend: Live In California”
  • I’D RATHER BE BURNED AS A WITCH  /  Rene Marie  /  “I Wanna Be Evil”
  • I’M LIKE A NEW BROOM  /  Jonathan Schwartz  /  “Alone Together”
  • COME FLY WITH ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love”
  • (Kamala Harris)  /  IT’S KIND OF LONESOME OUT TONIGHT  /  Anais Reno  /  “Lovesome Thing”
  • THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  Tony Bennett & Dave Brubeck  /  “Bennett & Brubeck: The White House Sessions”
  • THE HOUSE IS HAUNTED  /  Holly Cole  /  “Holly Cole”
  • I DON’T STAND A GHOST OF A CHANCE WITH YOU  /  Count Basie  /  “Basic Basie”
  • GHOST OF YESTERDAY  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • A LITTLE TASTE  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Confession”
  • (Liz Cheney)  /  BY MYSELF  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Let Yourself Go”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SINGING THEIR PRAISES” (10.9.21)

10 Oct

Don’t you love it when Nat Cole sings one of his signature songs, for instance, Smile? Someone else sang that this week. What about any recordings of Sinatra singing Angel Eyes? Someone else sang that too, because this week great singers and musicians paid tribute to other great singers and musicians in a two-hour love fest of “Singing Their Praises.” I also tossed in a few of the originals lest we forget how original their music was.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE RULES OF THE ROAD  /  Yannick Bovy  /  “Celebrates Nat King Cole”
  • SMILE  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Unforgettable”
  • I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Ballads”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  John Coltrane  /  “Ballads”
  • LUSH LIFE  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Dedicated To You”
  • BLOSSOM  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Me & Phil”
  • SUDDENLY IN WALKED BUD  /  Carmen McRae  /  “The Look Of Love”
  • DJANGO  /  The Modern Jazz Quartet  /  “Scandinavia, April 1960”
  • I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Shirley Horn  /  “I Remember Miles”
  • A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP  /  Mark Murphy  /  “A Beautiful Friendship: Remembering Shirley Horn”
  • STOLEN MOMENTS  /  Nancy Kelly  /  “Remembering Mark Murphy”
  • EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • DUKE ELLINGTON’S SONG OF LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Double Rainbow”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Jackie Ryan & Terry Gibbs  /  “Grand Masters of Swing”
  • TAKE IT FROM ME  /  Gerry Gibbs  /  “Songs From My Father”
  • YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “One More For The Road”
  • YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Perfectly Frank”
  • I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Love For Sale”
  • I REMEMBER CLIFFORD  /  Dinah Washington  /  “The Queen!”
  • I REMEMBER CLIFFORD  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Still Live”
  • HEART’S DESIRE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LET’S GROOVE ON NATIONAL RECORD STORE DAY!” (6.12.21)

13 Jun

To celebrate National Record Store Day, I gave the CD players a night off and turned the program, both literally and figuratively, into Turntable For One. I found a lot of old friends in my collection and even a few albums I forgot that I had. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SOMETHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Live At Vine Street”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Dizzy Gillespie  /  “A Portrait Of Duke Ellington”
  • GROOVIN  /  Kenny Rankin  /  The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • WHILE I’M STILL YOUNG  /  Amanda Ambrose  /  “Amanda”
  • THE SONG IS YOU  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Rare Sinatra”
  • DON’T LET ME LOSE THIS DREAM  /  Esther Phillips  /  “Burnin’”
  • ALL OF MY LIFE  /  Tony Bennett & Dexter Gordon  /  “Bennett/Berlin”
  • SURREY WITH THE FRINGE ON THE TOP  /  Mary Lou Williams  /  “Live At The Cookery”
  • HOLD ME THUSLY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Zero Mostel  /  “Songs My Mother Never sang”
  • A WONDERFUL GUY  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Winchester In Apple Blossom Time”
  • ARTISTRY IN RHYTHM  /  Stan Kenton  /  “Live At Redlands University”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Jesse Belvin  /  “Mr. Easy”
  • MUSIC  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine Live At Carnegie Hall”
  • SLOW TALKER  /  Bob & Ray  /  “The Two & Only”
  • I’M LOST  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • THE LIFE THAT I LEAD  /  Lou Rawls  /  “Carryin’ On”
  • THE MAN YOU ARE IN ME  /  Janis Ian  /  “Stars”
  • NAIMA  /  Charles Lloyd  /  “Autumn In New York”
  • I’VE GOT TO HAVE YOU  /  Lena Horne  /  “Lema – A New Album”
  • I COULD WRITE A BOOK  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “Standards Vol. 1”
  • I NEVER MEANT TO HURT YOU  /  Laura Nyro  /  “First Songs”
  • MY OLD FRIEND  /  Gregory Hines  /  “So Nobody Else Can Hear”
  • DREAM  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Dream”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “IN THE COMPANY OF ACCOMPANISTS” (5.22.21)

23 May

Usually I shine the spotlight on the singer behind the mic, but this week I also wanted to pay tribute to some of the other people on the bandstand, the indispensable musicians who are just as adept and flexible and generous in supporting a singer as they are in taking a solo. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist & Accompanist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU  /  Hilary Gardner & Ehud Asherie  /  “The Late Set”
  • YOU CAN DEPEND ON ME  /  Joe Williams & Norman Simmons  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND  /  Roberta Gambarini & Dave Brubeck  /  “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  • MISTY  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Paul Smith  /  “Ella Fitzgerald For Lovers”
  • MISTY  /  Ella Fitzgerald & The London Symphony Orchestra  /  “Someone To Watch Over Me”
  • I WANT TO BE A SIDEMAN  /  Connie Evingson & Dave Frishberg  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Al Hibbler & Rahsaan Roland Kirk  /  “A Meeting Of The Times”
  • I SHOULD CARE  /  Diahann Carroll & Andre Previn  /  “The Andre Previn Trio”
  • FOR MY LADY  /  The Real Group & Toots Thielemans  /  “One For All”
  • THE LAMP IS LOW  /  (Mystery Accompanist)  /  Carmen McRae & Shirley Horn  /  “Sarah: Dedicated To You”
  • OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Shirley Horn  Trio/  “Live At Vine Street”
  • THEY SAY IT’S WONDERFUL  /  Kurt Elling & Lawrence Hobgood  /  “Dedicated To You”
  • SONG FOR MY FATHER  /  Lillie Huddleston & Cody Owen Stine  /  “How Longs Has This Been Going On?”
  • HERE COMES THE SUN  /  Yo-Yo- Ma & James Taylor  /  “Songs Of Joy & Peace”
  • LA VIE EN ROSE/AU PRIVAVE  /  Rebecca Dumaine & Dave Miller  /  “Someday, Someday”
  • I’M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN  /  (Mystery Accompanist)  /  Paul McCartney & Diana Krall  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • DEED I DO  /  Diana Krall  /  “Diana Krall Live In Paris”
  • AZURE-TE  /  Nat King Cole & George Shearing  /  “Nat King Cole Sings & George Shearing Plays”
  • DAY BY DAY  /  Lauren Henderson & Sullivan Fortner  /  “The Songbook Session”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Tuck & Patti  /  “Love Warriors”
  • YOU’RE NEARER (Take 9)  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings”
  • MOON RIVER  /  Nancy LaMott & Christopher Marlowe  /  “Come Rain Or Come Shine”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Mark Winkler & David Benoit  /  “Old Friends”
  • TWO FOR THE ROAD  /  Tierney Sutton & Christian Jacob  /  “I’m With The Band”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “CONTRAFACTUM – AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST” (12.26.20)

27 Dec

Out with the old? That’s what I did. I played an archive show from last June as the final program for this wretched year. Let’s hope for better – and I mean the new year, certainly not my shows. Here’s what I wrote in June:

Contrafactum – it’s not just a word on Jeopardy.  Contrafactum are two different songs with the same melody but different lyrics. To jazz musicians, they are two tunes with the same chordal structure. (I tossed a few of those in for good measure – excuse the pun.) Who said educational radio is dead? Probably somebody who has listened to my show. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • OH! LOOK AT ME NOW  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • OH! LOOK AT ME NOW  /  Monica Ramey & The Beegie Adair Trio  /  “Monica Ramey & The Beegie Adair Trio”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse  /  “Duets II”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • I GOT RHYTHM  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Ultra Lounge”
  • MEET THE FLINTSTONES  /  Postmodern Jukebox  /  “Meet the Flintstones”
  • LI’L DARLIN’  /  Count Basie  /  “The Complete Atomic Basie”
  • LI’L DARLIN’  /  Monica Borrfors  /  “Li’l Darlin’”
  • DON’T DREAM OF ANYBODY BUT ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)   /  Jackie DeShannon  /  “For You”
  • SHINY STOCKINGS  /  Lambert, Hendricks, & Bavan  /  “At Basin Street East”
  • SHINY STOCKINGS  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie  /  “Ella & Basie”
  • I GUESS I’LL HAVE TO CHANGE MY PLAN  /  Mel Torme & Jonathan Schwartz  /  “Mel Torme & Friends”
  • L’HYMNE A L’AMOUR  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Parisienne”
  • IF YOU LOVE ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • LULLABY OF BIRDLAND  /  Chloe Perrier & The French Heart Jazz Band  /  “Petit Fleur”
  • LULLABY OF BIRDLAND  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Something Good”
  • I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU  /  Patricia Barber  /  “The Cole Porter Mix”
  • THAT’S MY KICK  /  Erroll Garner  /  “That’s My Kick”
  • PRAYER – THE BAD IN EVERY MAN – BLUE  MOON  /  Allegra Levy  /  “Looking At The Moon”
  • ROUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT  /  Babs Gonzales  /  Weird Lullaby”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Carmen McRae In London”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Sting  /  “Green Chimneys: The Music Of Thelonius Monk”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LET’S GO CLUBBING” (AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST) (10.17.20)

18 Oct

This is a re-broadcast of a show from last April, a simpler time when I couldn’t imagine that 8 months later things could be so much worse and heartache and loss could be so preponderant. This is how I introduced the playlist back then:

While everyone’s sheltering in place or self-quarantining, there are two ways to look at this week’s show featuring all live performances from jazz clubs and venues around the world: either I’m trying to make people feel bad because of all the night life we’re missing OR I’m trying to give people hope for what’s to come after this damned pandemic has run at least its first course. Which is it? You be the judge. I just had fun playing some of my favorite singers in front of a band, behind a microphone, in front of an audience. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN  /  Kurt Elling & James Morrison  /  “Live In New York”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Mimi Fox & Greta Matassa  /  “Two For The road”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old, New, Borrowed, and The Blues”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Kellye Gray  /  “KG3-Live”
  • GET ME TO THE CHURCH  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Vegas”
  • STREET OF DREAMS  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Vegas”
  • HEEBIE JEEBIES  /  Duchess  /  “Live At The Jazz Standard”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jackie Wilson  /  “At The Copa”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC  /  Carmen McRae & Betty Carter  /  “The Carmen McRae-Betty Carter Duets”
  • CRAZY RHYTHM  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “Welcome Home Bon Voyage”
  • PRELUDE TO A KISS  /  Rahsaan Roland Kirk  /  “Bright Moments”
  • YOU FASCINATE ME SO  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Wild & Free”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Jon Batiste & Rachael Price  /  “Anatomy Of Angels”
  • MEAN OLD MAN  /  James Taylor & Wynton Marsalis  /  “United We Swing”
  • MAYBE  /  Lena Horne  /  “An Evening With Lena Horne”
  • WAYFARING STRANGER  /  Joe Williams  /  “At Newport ‘63”
  • NEW AGE/OLD AGE BLUES  /  Faith Winthrop  /  “Havin’ Myself A Time”
  • THE MORE I SEE YOU  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Falling In Love With Love”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Bill Evans  /  “On A Monday Evening”
  • I’VE GOT IT BAD  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live At Rosy’s”
  • BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Mr. Brown Goes To Washington”
  • POLKA DOTS AND MOONBEAMS  /  Greetje Kauffeld  /  “Heaven’s Open”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Gregory Porter  /  “One Night Only (Live At The Royal Albert Hall)”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “I AIN’T GOT NOTHING BUT THE BLUES – 2020 EDITION” (5.30.20)

31 May

I’ve been in a terrible mood this week. Where to start?  100,000+ lost souls, crowded beach parties, rampant stupidity and rampant cruelty, local police looking like and acting like invading armies – whatever you might think, the answer is Yes! So how do you get  yourself out of a dark bad mood? Don’t ask me. I’ve no idea. All I know is how to pass it on and share it – along with some classic bad mood and blues songs by some exceptional singers and musicians.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ALL BLUES  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Double Rainbow”
  • I GOTTA RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES  /  Beth Hart & Toots Thielemans  /  “One More For The Road”
  • EVERY DAY I HAVE THE BLUES  /  Randy Crawford & Joe Sample /  “No Regrets”
  • IN THE EVENIN’  /  Joe Williams  /  At Newport ‘63”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • BLUES, YOU’RE THE MOTHER OF SIN  /  Tom Rust  /  “Lucky to Be Me”
  • MOOD INDIGO  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Oscar Peterson  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • MEDGAR EVERS BLUES  /  Christian McBride Big Band  /  “Medgar Evers Blues”
  • AZURE TE  /  Nat King Cole and George Shearing  /  “Nat King Cole Sings George Shearing Plays”
  • SINCE I FELL FOR YOU  /  Naama Gheber  /  “Dearly Beloved”
  • LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL  /  Tony Bennett & B.B. King  /  “Playin With My Friends”
  • ME AND MY GIN  /  Dinah Washington  /  “Dinah Washington Sings Bessie Smith”
  • LEOPARD-SKIN PILL-BOX HAT  /  Janet Planet  /  “Janet Planet Sings The Bob Dylan Songbook”
  • I AIN’T GOT NOTHING BUT THE BLUES  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • NOBODY’S FAULT BUT MINE  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • SAVE YOUR LOVE FOR ME  /  Kurt Elling & James Morrison  /  “Live In New York”
  • NO CAR BLUES  /  David Whitman  /  “Soul Flow”
  • FRANCIS DOESN’T LIKE THE BLUES  /  Billy Brandt  /  “City Noir”
  • MEANING OF THE BLUES  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • LIVIN’ IN THE WRONG TIME  /  Paul Jost  /  “Simple Life”
  • HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS  /  Tania Grubbs Quintet  /  “Live At Maureen’s Jazz Cellar”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “IN YOUR DREAMS” (4.25.20)

26 Apr

Anybody else having bad dreams these nights? So, I’ve not been getting much sleep, but I did get a theme for this week’s show – songs about dreams and a few songs about things to dream about. Also I gave a special shout-out to Georgia for opening up its beauty salons, bowling alleys, restaurants, and tattoo parlors. I celebrated the occasion with a special Turntable For One contest: What should the tattoo say on the first person to get a new tattoo in GA. My suggestion? Do Not Resuscitate. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • IF DREAMS COME TRUE  /  Peggy Lee & George Shearing  /  “Beauty And The Beat”
  • BABY DREAM YOUR DREAM  /  Tony DeSare  /  “Want You”
  • IT SHOULDN’T HAPPEN TO A DREAM  /  Carmen McRae  /  “The Ultimate Carmen McRae”
  • LET’S GET AWAY FROM IT ALL  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Fly With Me”
  • IN A WORLD OF MY OWN  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Dreamers Do”
  • DEEP IN A DREAM  /  Chet Baker  /  “Stella By Starlight”
  • WRAP YOU TROUBLES IN DREAMS  /  Patrice Jegou & Take 6  /  “If It Ain’t Love”
  • ALL I DO IS DREAM OF YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Richard Chamberlain  /  “Richard Chamberlain Sings”
  • LES YEUX OUVERTS  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “The Very Thought Of You”
  • DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie  /  “French Cooking Music”
  • BABY’S REQUEST  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • THIS TIME THE DREAM’S ON ME  /  Naama Gheber /  “Dearly Beloved”
  • DON’T DREAM OF ANYBODY BUT ME  /  Bobby Darin  /  “This Is Darin”
  • STREET OF DREAMS  /  Lorez Alexandria  /  “Talk About Cozy”
  • DREAM OF YOU  /  The Black Market Trust  /  “Just One Of Those Things”
  • DREAMSVILLE  /  Brad Meldau Trio  /  “Anything Goes”
  • I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • DARN THAT DREAM  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “The Great American Songbook”
  • WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • I HAVE DREAMED  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Many A New Day”
  • DAY DREAM  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Bennett Sings Ellington”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • DREAM  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Dream”
  • AMERICAN TUNE  /  Paul Simon  /  “There Goes Rhymin’ Simon”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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