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PLAYLIST FOR “THE (LOST) ART OF WRITING LETTERS” (5.14.16)

16 May

Remember when 140 characters meant a Tolstoy novel, not our major means of communicating with each other? Remember when Snail Mail referred to the gender of a specie, not to the U.S. Postal Service? Remember when a sound bite was an accident with the neighbor’s dog, not a statement by a politician? (Although you’d probably be wise to get a rabies shot after both of those events.) We seem to have lost a number of things these days – skills such as logic, empathy, listening. This week I thought I’d tackle the lost art of letter writing with a couple dozen wonderful songs and singers on the topic. 

 

  • TAKE A LETTER, MISS JONES  /  Mel Torme  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • LOVE LETTERS  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Stardust”
  • I’M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • SEALED WITH A KISS  /  Anne Farnsworth  /  “Sealed With A Kiss”
  • MR. SANDMAN  /  Anita O’Day & Cal Tjader  /  “Time For Two”
  • POSTCARD LOVERS  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • P.S. I LOVE YOU  /  Jimmy Scott  /  “Over The Rainbow”
  • FAMOUS BLUE RAINCOAT  /  Leonard Cohen  /  “The Essential Leonard Cohen”
  • DEAR BIX  / Renee Yoxon & Chad Linsley  /  “Impossible: Live At Musideum”
  • TONY BENNETT  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old, New, Borrowed, And The Blues”
  • TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS  /  Helen Merrill  /  “Casa Forte”
  • YOU’RE THE TOP  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Cary Grant & Ginny Sims  /  “Music of Cole Porter”   
  • MONA LISA  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Tokyo 96”
  • SMITTEN WITH YOU  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Attachments”
  • HONEY PIE  /  Tuck & Patty  /  “Love Warriors”
  • HEY JOHN  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings”
  • HEY YOU WITH THE CRAZY EYES  /  Loston Harris  /  “Swingfully Yours”
  • BABY, WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME  /  Champian Fulton  /  “After Dark”
  • MEET ME AT NO SPECIAL PLACE  /  Maud Hixson  /  “Love’s Refrain”
  • LONELY TIME  /  Maynard Ferguson  /  “Message From Birdland”
  • YOU’RE DRIVING ME CRAZY  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “Secret Heart”
  • DEARLY BELOVED  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Hollywood My Way”
  • THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Rarities, Outtakes, & Other Delights, Vol. 2””
  • HURRY IT’S LOVELY UP HERE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • DON’T SMOKE IN BED  /  Nina Simone  /  “Little Girl Blue”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  

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PLAYLIST FOR “PRODUCT PLACEMENT” (12.7.13)

7 Dec

Product placement is encroaching everywhere and into everything – TV shows, movies, on the news, and in our songs, too, for heaven sake. Tonight wasn’t so much a protest or cautionary tale as it was my attempt to get in on this lucrative cash cornucopia.  

 SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • A FINE ROMANCE  /  Lena Horne  /  “Valentine Friends”
  • THEY ALL LAUGHED  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS  /  Helen Merrill  /  “Casa Forte”
  • THE LADY IS A TRAMP  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Main Event”
  • LADIES IN MERCEDES  /  Laura Collins  /  “Baltimore Oriole”
  • I’M GONNA MOVE TO THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWN  /  Ray Charles  /  “Genius+Soul=Jazz”
  • MR. SANTA  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “A Very Chaise Lounge Christmas”
  • YOU’RE THE TOP  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Cary Grant & Ginny Sims  /  “Did You Know These Actors Sang?”     
  • GOOD SHIP LOLLIPOP  /  Ruth Brown  /  “Softly”
  • I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE  /  Sachal Vasandani  /  “Eyes Wide Open”
  • DADDY  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Look Out It’s Joanie Sommers”
  • GEE BABY AIN’T I GOOD TO YOU  /  Lyle Lovett  /  “Smile”
  • SANTA BABY  /  The Real Group  /  “The World For Christmas”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Theme Music)  /  (Unreleased Master)

PLAYLIST FOR “NAME CALLING” (11.10.12)

10 Nov

Calling names – it’s as American as throwing an apple pie, or criticizing a baseball or football umpire . So you didn’t like the show tonight? Try next Saturday night, bozo.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE GENTLEMAN IS A DOPE  /  Sarah Vaughan/Count Basie  /  “Count Basie & Sarah Vaughan”
  • CANDY  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • SO LONG, YOU FOOL  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Make Someone Happy”
  • CALL ME IRRESPONSIBLE  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Hello Dolly To Goodbye Charlie”
  • CALL ME DARLING  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Jukebox Ella”
  • SISSIES  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Till I Get It Right”
  • YOU’RE BLASÉ  /  Kristin Korb  /  “Why Can’t You Behave?”
  • YOU’RE THE TOP  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Cary Grant  /  “Did You Know These Stars Also Sang?” 
  • BABY, BABY ALL THE TIME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love”
  • YOUR MIND’S ON VACATION  /  Mose Allison  /  “Lounge Live From The Mountain Stage”     
  • THE LADY IS A TRAMP  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Main Event”
  • HE’S A TRAMP  /  Stacy Sullivan  /  “It’s A Good Day”  
  • CRAZY SHE CALLS ME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Bennett On Holiday”
  • YOU AIN’T NOTHING BUT A J.A.M.F.  /  Roberta Gambarini  /  “So In Love”                    
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)