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PLAYLIST FOR “I GOT TWO WORDS FOR YOU” (9.7.19)

9 Sep

You know what drives me crazy? People who over-use already tired rhetorical cliches, such as “With all due respect” – which is always a lie. My least favorite: “I got two words for you…” I thought (hoped) if I used that phrase over and over and over for two hours and if every song I played had a two-word title, maybe – just maybe – people would think twice (or maybe even once) and not use that annoying expression. Did it work? I got three words for myself: “In your dreams.”

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • ALONE TOGETHER  /  Alyssa Allgood  /  “Exactly Like You”
  • IT’S MAGIC  /  James Brown  /  “Soul On Top”
  • BY MYSELF  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Lazy Afternoon”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • FASCINATING RHYTHM  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • MONA LISA  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat ‘King’ Cole & Me”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  Betty Carter & Carmen McRae  /  “Duets”
  • THAT FACE  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • WONDERFUL GUY  /  Wesla Whitfield  /  “Beautiful Love”
  • EMBRACEABLE YOU  /  (Mystery Verse)  /  Molly Lyons  /  “Verses Only”
  • EMBRACEABLE YOU  /  Laura Nyro  /  “Angel In The Dark”
  • WHO CARES  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • THOU SWELL  /  Lucy Yeghiazaryan  /  “Blue Heaven”
  • SWEET LORRAINE  /  Nicolas Beard  /  “I Remember You: The Music Of Nat King Cole”
  • GOING UPTOWN  /  Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Swing Out”
  • DON’T EXPLAIN  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Renderings”
  • I’M HIP  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Confessions”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Jesse Belvin  /  “Mr. Easy”
  • YOU’LL SEE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • MOOD INDIGO  /  Wynton Marsalis & JALCO  /  “Live In Swing City”
  • SIGNING OFF  /  Lauren White  /  “Life In The Modern World”
  • GEORGIA ROSE  /  Gavin Hope  /  “For All We Know”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Betty Carter & Carmen McRae  /  “Duets”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • SWEET SLUMBER  /  Jimmy Witherspoon & Jack McDuff  /  “The Blues Is Now”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO BITTERNESS” (3.23.19)

23 Mar

Generally it takes 12 muscles to smile and 11 muscles to frown. But the 25 songs I played don’t even begin to capture the complexity, the intensity, the subtleties,  and the diversity of bitterness. If I left out your favorite, don’t be bitter. I only have two hours. But, at least I did prove that even Canadians can be bitter. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • THE RULES OF THE ROAD  /  Nat Cole  /  “Let’s Face The Music”
  • BITTER WITH THE SWEET  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Twentysomething”
  • BEFORE HE CHEATS  /  Ana Gasteyer  /  “I’m Hip”
  • NOT YOU  /  Ian Thomas  /  “Passing Through”
  • CRY ME A RIVER  /  Nancy Harms  /  “In The Indigo”
  • I’D RATHER DRINK MUDDY WATER  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old New, Borrowed, & The Blues”
  • THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS LOVE  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “’Round Midnight”
  • FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Falling In Love With Love”
  • SPRING IS HERE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Connie Stevens  /  “Conchetta”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Till Bronner & Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orchestra  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • THIS FUNNY WORLD  /  Ian Shaw  /  “Taking It To Hart”
  • NO ONE EVER TELLS YOU  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Listen Here
  • MY COUNTRY USED TO ME  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Do You Miss New York: Live”
  • I’M THROUGH WITH LOVE  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Marvin Gaye  /  “When I’m Alone I Cry”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Ahmad Jamal  /  “Cross Country Tour Vol. 1”
  • GOD WILL  /  Holly Cole  /  “Blame It On My Youth”
  • I GOT A RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES  /  Tony Bennett & Bonnie Raitt  /  “Playin’ With My Friends
  • THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY  /  Judy Garland  /  “Judy At Carnegie”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Only The Lonely”
  • I’M GONNA LAUGH YOU RIGHT OUT OF MY LIFE  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • LUSH LIFE  /  Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane  /  “Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MARIE KONDO WEEK!” (2,23.19)

24 Feb

This week’s show was a tribute to the diva of decluttering, the dean of de-accession, the titan of tidying up – Marie Kondo. I played nothing but music that “sparks joy” for me and tossed in a few joyful requests from the audience. Plus, following Marie Kondo’s advice, I gathered all my musical themes, thanked several of them for their service, and summarily threw them away. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album title

  • BLEE BLOP BLUES  /  Count Basie  /  “Count Basie At Newport”
  • I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  Standing Room Only”
  • I LOVE THE WAY YOU’RE BREAKING MY HEART  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • STEPPING OUT WITH MY BABY  /  Fred Astaire  /  “The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  Anita O’Day  /  “The Big Band Sessions”
  • IL POETA  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Intermezzo”
  • HOUSE OF GOLD  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Monica Ramey  /  Monica Ramey & The Beegie Adair Trio”
  • WELL, YOU NEEDN’T  /  Cody Owen Stine Trio
  • POSTCARD LOVERS  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • CALL ME IRRESPONSIBLE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Allen Ludden  /  “Sings His Favorite Songs”
  • AGUAS DE MARCO  /  Paula Morelenbaum  /  Live In Italia”
  • ALL SAINT’S DAY  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving Me Crazy”
  • EXACTLY LIKE YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “The Colpix Years”
  • FORGET THE WOMAN  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art of Excellence”
  • PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENT  /  Sting  /  “The Last Ship”
  • MANHATTAN  /  Sara Bareilles  /  “Brave Enough”
  • CARAVAN  /  Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  Al Jarreau  /  Accentuate The Positive”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC  /  Betty Carter & Carmen McRae  /  “Duets”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC  /  Mel Torme  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • GONE FOR THE DAY  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Lonely Woman”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Keith Jarrett At The Blue Note
  • TU LO SAI  /  Joyce DiDonato  /  “Songplay”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HEARTFELT, HEARTBREAKING, & HEARTLESS LOVE SONGS – JUST ANOTHER VALENTINE’S DAY” (2.16. 19)

16 Feb

Sure, Valentine’s Day is for lovers. But what about all the people who don’t have someone in their lives? Who’s going to play love songs for those sad sausages? I think I took care of that with some songs especially for them.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LOVE IS A NECESSARY EVIL  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life, Collected”
  • DOWN WITH LOVE  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • THE TENDER TRAP  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Sessions”
  • VALENTINE’S DAY  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Lonely Woman”
  • SOMETHIN’ LIKE LOVE  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS LOVE  /  Carmen McRae  /  “The Great American Songbook”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  Willie Nelson & Nora Jones  /  “My Way”
  • LOVE, I HEAR  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Move On: A Sondheim Adventure”
  • I’M THROUGH WITH LOVE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jack Lemmon  /  “A Twist Of Lemmon”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Michel LeGrand  /  “Michel Legrand At Shell’s Manne-Hole”
  • EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • TOO SOON TO TELL  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • KNITTING CLASS  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Turned To Blue”
  • SAVE YOUR LOVE FOR ME  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • SAVE YOUR LOVE FOR ME  /  Nancy Wilson  /. “Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Memories Of You: Remembering Joe Williams”
  • CALL ME IRRESPONSIBLE  /  Lyn Stanley  /  “London Calling”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tony Perkins  /  “On A Rainy Afternoon”
  • THAT TIRED ROUTINE CALLED LOVE  /  Mary Foster Conklin  /  “Blues For Breakfast”
  • I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Jacky Terasson  /  “Jacky Terasson”
  • WILD IS LOVE  /  Cecile McLoren Salvant /  “The Window”
  • SAY IT  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirting With Twilight”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

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PLAYLIST FOR “9TH ANNUAL MUSIC TO BE THANKFUL FOR” SHOW (11.24.18)

25 Nov

This is a special show I wait for every year. In addition to presenting some of the music I’ve been thankful for during the past year, I ask some of my fellow broadcasters to record a brief intro for their choices, because it’s also “Family Night At Turntable For One,” so my wife and son offer their choices, plus I ask a few of my favorite singers to tell my audience about a song or singer they’re thankful for. This year it was Kellye Gray, Heather Bambrick, Diane Marino, and Mark Winkler.

(*WMNR Broadcaster or Special Guest)  / SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MY ROMANCE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • (* Fred Velardi)  /  SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR  /  Lena Horne  /  “American Music”
  • I’VE GOT A RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Rendering”
  • (Kellye Gray)  /  TAKE FIVE  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Live”
  • (* Will Duchon)  /  DON’T TAKE YOUR LOVE FROM ME  /  Catherine Russell  / “Harlem On My Mind”
  • (* Gary Fountain)  /  OBLIVION  /  Christoph Denoth  /  “Tanguero”
  • I DON’T MIND A MIND  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “You’ll Never Know”
  • (Heather Bambrick)  /  GUESS WHO I SAW TODAY  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Afterglow”
  • (* Cindy Carlson)  /  THIS IS JUST THE DAY  /  Holly Yarbrough  /  “Mr. Rogers Swings”
  • (Megan Stine)  /  SONNY MOON FOR TWO  /  Jacques Lesure w/ Cody Owen Stine  /  “Live At Churchill Grounds”
  • (* Gary Gerard)  /  TRY TO REMEMBER  /  Jerry Orbach  /  “The Fantasticks”
  • (* Sue Kennedy)  /  I’LL NEVER GO THERE ANYMORE  /  Bill Charlap  /  “Written In The Stars”
  • (* Garrett Stack)  /  THE HOUSE I LIVE IN  /  Frank Sinatra & Neil Diamond  /  “Sinatra Duets”
  •  AFTER HOURS  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Sweet Spot”
  • (Mark Winkler)  /  PLEASE BELONG TO ME  /  Bobby Troup  /  “Radio & Recording Rarities”
  • (Cody Owen Stine)  /  DARN THAT DREAM  /  Thelonious Monk  /  “The Unique Thelonious Monk”
  • LET’S TAKE AN OLD FASHIONED WALK  /  Diane Marino  /  “Soul Serenade”
  • (Diane Marino)  /  I’M GLAD THERE IS YOU  /  Gloria Lynne  /  “I’m Glad There Is You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HALLOWEEN PARTY 2018” (10.27.18)

28 Oct

Time for my annual Halloween party with haunting melodies sung by some of my favorite ghosts and others. Another Turntable For One tradition: trick or treaters coming to the door dressed in celebrity costumes and me handing out appropriate songs to them (since I’ve usually eaten all of the Halloween candy by then). This year, because of the truly scary and horrible events of Saturday and the past week(s), I started with a special Nina Simone song I’d play if the poor battered and beleaguered world came to my door. Nina recorded that song in 1968. Why is it still so heartbreakingly relevant today?

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

  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone And Piano”
  • HALLOWEEN SPOOKS  /  Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross  /  “The Hottest New Group In Jazz”
  • THE HOUSE IS HAUNTED  /  Lisa Lindsley  /  “Long After Midnight”
  • (TV Weather Reporters)  /  SINGING IN THE RAIN  /  Paul Jost  /  “Breaking Through”
  • IN MY SOLITUDE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Sophisticated Lady”
  • (Kanye West)  /  TWISTED  /  Lambert, Hendricks, And Ross  /  “The Hottest New Group In Jazz”
  • DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD  /  Lillie Kae  /  “I’m Glad There’s You”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • (Alexa)  /  CANDY  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Nelson Eddy  /  “Ghost Riders In The Sky”
  • I PUT A SPELL ON YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “I Put A Spell On you”
  • (Edgar Allan Poe)  /  BYE BYE BLACKBIRD  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • LULLABY OF BIRDLAND  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At Zardi’s”
  • (Robert Mueller)  /  I’VE GOT MY EYES ON YOU  /  Fred Astaire  /  “The Special Magic of Fred Astaire”
  • GHOST OF YESTERDAY  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • (Hillary Clinton)  /  HOW CAN I MISS YOU (WHEN YOU DON’T GO AWAY)  /  Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks  /  “Original Recordings”
  • BEWITCHED  /  Pamela Luss  /  “Bewitched & Witchcraft”
  • HAUNTED HOUSE  /  Andy Scott  /  “Angels”
  • (Ruth Bader Ginsburg)  /  CERTIFIED SENIOR CITIZEN  /  Nancy Stearns  /  “A Wish”
  • THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  Tony Bennett & Dave Brubeck  /  “Bennett & Brubeck: The White House Session”
  • I DON’T STAND A GHOST OF A CHANCE WITH YOU  /  Yusef Lateef  /  “Relax Jazz”
  • YOU ARE THERE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • WHISTLING AWAY THE DARK  /  Wesla Whitfield  /  “Livin’ On Love”
  • WHISTLING PAST THE GRAVEYARD  /  Holly Cole  /  “Night”
  • (Joe Biden & Bernie Sanders)  /  I’LL BE AROUND  /  Willie Nelson  /  “My Way”
  • HAUNTED HEART  /  Kate McGarry  /  “Easy To Love”
  • I SEE YOUR FACE BEFORE ME  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO CAFFEINE” (9.29.18)

30 Sep

September 29th was National Coffee Day and I celebrated with songs about coffee or tea – some of them peripherally, I confess. I also tossed in a few highly-caffeinated performances and songs. If caffeine songs don’t work, I may have to consider paying my audience to stay awake.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • COFFEE TIME  /  Andre Previn & Carmen McRae  /  “The Subterraneans”
  • COFFEE BREAK  /Tony Bennett  /  “Summer Of 42”
  • TEA FOR TWO  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • YOU’RE THE CREAM IN MY COFFEE  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • ON MY OWN  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “Anthem”
  • WHEN I TAKE MY SUGAR TO TEA  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ring-A-Ding-Ding”
  • THAT SUGAR BABY OF MINE  /  Jeanie Bryson  /  “Some Cats Know”
  • JINGLES  /  Dick Hyman  /  “Handful Of Keys”
  • THE WEATHER SONG  /  Cousin Alice  /  “All In A Day”
  • JAVA JIVE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tammy Grimes  /  “The Unmistakable Tammy Grimes”
  • BLACK COFFEE  /  Mary Stallings & Harry “Sweets” Edison  /  “Jazz Mood: Mood Indigo”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Freda Payne  /   “Come Back To Me Love”
  • TOM’S DINER  /  Suzanne Vega  /  “Solitude Standing”
  • GETTING TO KNOW YOU  /  Helen Merrill  /  “American Songbook Series”
  • THE COFFEE SONG  /  Hot Club Sandwich  /  “Café Matrix”
  • THE COFFEE SONG  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • TEA AND SYMPATHY  /  Janis Ian  /  “Between The Lines”
  • WELL, YOU NEEDN’T  /  Cody Owen Stine Trio  /  (From An Unreleased Live Performance)
  • BURNING THE TOAST  / Suzy Bogguss  /  “A Twist Of Jazz”
  • COFFEE IN A PAPER CUP  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  “Mandy Patinkin”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • YOU’RE GETTING TO BE A HABIT WITH ME  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • I’VE GOT JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING  /  Tuck & Patti  /  “Tears Of Joy”
  • COFFEE  /  Ron Boustead  /  “Unlikely Valentine”
  • MY ROMANCE  /  Tuck & Patti  /  “Tears Of Joy”
  • YOUNG GIRL BLUES  /  Donovan  /  “In Concert At The Anaheim Convention Center”
  • LOSING MY MIND  /  Sue Matthews  /  “One At A Time”
  • PARIS MISMATCH   /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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