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PLAYLIST FOR “MOOD” (1.23.21)

24 Jan

If i were posting on Instagram or Facebook, I could just post an appropriate photo with one single word, MOOD. That doesn’t work so well on radio, so instead I played songs that captured my mood this week as I watched everything that happened, everything that (thank God) didn’t happen, and indulged in the feeling of a new beginning and new hope. We’ll see how long that lasts. For now, I’m in a pretty damned good mood.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I’VE GOT THEM FEELING TOO GOOD TODAY BLUES  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Peggy Lee Sings Leiber & Stoller”
  • I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW  /  Holly Cole Trio  /  “Don’t Smoke In Bed”
  • ON A CLEAR DAY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Strangers In The Night”
  • IT’S A GOOD DAY  /  Emilie Mover  /  “Sings Peggy Lee”
  • I MAY BE WRONG  /  Till Bronner  /  “The Good Life”
  • EXACTLY LIKE YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina At Town Hall”
  • THE BEST IS YET TO COME  /  Kenny Washington  /  “What’s The Hurry”
  • SOME OF THAT SUNSHINE  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Some Of that Sunshine”
  • AIN’T ‘CHA GLAD  /  Rossano Sportiello  /  “That’s It”
  • I’M LIVING IN A GREAT BIG WAY  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • I NEVER KNEW  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • DON’T LET ME LOSE THIS DREAM  /  Esther Phillips  /  “Burnin’”
  • BLACKBIRD  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • GOOD DAY SUNSHINE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • JUST IN TIME  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At The Village Gate”
  • PURE IMAGINATION  /  John Doakes  /  “True Love”
  • IF IT’S MAGIC  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant & Artemis  /  “Artemis”
  • BLUE SKIES  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • FEELIN’ GOOD  /  Ben L’Oncle Soul  /  “Round Nina”
  • DON’T LOOK BACK  /  Irene Kral  /  “Where Is Love?”
  • LIFE’S A LESSON  /  Ben Sidran & Carole King  /  “Life’s A Lesson”
  • HERE COMES THE SUN  /  Tamuz Nissim  /  “Capturing Clouds”
  • WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD  /  Tony Bennett & k. d. Lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Imelda May & Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • NO ONE IS ALONE  /  Chip Zien  /  “Wall To Wall Sondheim”
  • WE’RE ALL IN THE DANCE  /  Rachel Caswell  /  “We’re All The Dance”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Did you miss the show? You can still get in the mood. Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to last week’s show.

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PLAYLIST FOR “SARCASM OR NOT SARCASM: A TURNTABLE FOR ONE QUIZ” (5.2.20)

3 May

In times of trouble, people turn to Turntable For One for answers. Yes, it’s inexplicable to me, too. For instance…

Dear Turntable For One – I hear there is light at the end of the tunnel. Should I insert that light into my body.     TFO: No – wrong tunnel.

Dear Turntable For One – Can I mix Mountain Dew and Clorox?     TFO: If you’re drinking Mountain Dew, you don’t need the Clorox.

Dear Turntable For One – How can I tell if a politician is really making a sarcastic joke and not just saying something idiotic?   TFO:  Sarcastic jokes and politicians don’t usually go together. But we’ve been hearing a lot about sarcastic jokes in the White House lately. Time for a refresher course on recognizing true sarcasm when you hear it.

(Warning: The quiz included some trick questions.)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU  /  Johanna Sillanpaa  /  “From This Side”
  • I WISH I WERE IN LOVE AGAIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”
  • TAKE ANOTHER GUESS  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Sentimental Streak”
  • WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR  /  Benny Benack III  /  “A Lot Of Livin’ To Do”
  • DOWN WITH LOVE  /  Hetty Kate  /  “Under Paris Skies”
  • YOUR MIND IS ON VACATION  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles: Live In London”
  • DON’T FORGET TO SMILE  /  Mose Allison  /  “Mose In Your Ear”
  • C’ETAIT POUR TOI  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Parisienne”
  • IT’S TOO LATE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “The Vienna Affair”
  • I DON’T MIND A BIT  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “You’ll Never Know”
  • DOWN IN THE DEPTHS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To the Ladies”
  • KARATE  /  Aubrey Johnson  /  “Unraveled”
  • AFTER YOU’VE GONE  /  Amber Weekes  /  “Pure Imagination”
  • YOU SHOULD TREAT ME BETTER  /  Rachael & Vilray  /  “Rachael & Vilray”
  • YOUR LAST SONG  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • NOBODY’S HEART  /  Doris Day & Andre Previn  /  “Duet”
  • ANYTHING GOES  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “True Love”
  • GET OUT OF TOWN  /  Naama Gheber  /  “Dearly Beloved”
  • NOT YOU  /  Ian Thomas  /  “Just Passing Through”
  • SLUMMING ON PARK AVENUE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • I WAS A LITTLE LONELY  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • ALWAYS  /  Maci Miller  /  “Round Midnight”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Jeff Goldblum, Til Bronner  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Molly Johnson  /  “Because Of Billie”
  • YOU’VE GOT TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT  /  James Taylor  /  “American Standard”
  • HERE’S TO THE LADIES WHO LUNCH  /  Elaine Stritch  /  “Elaine Stritch At Liberty”
  • NO ONE IS ALONE  /  Chip Zien  /  “Wall To Wall Sondheim”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Did you miss the show? I’ll cut the sarcasm and just say you missed something good.  Don’t want to be left out? Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to last week’s show.

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PLAYLIST FOR “LOVE AND MARRIAGE…AND MUSIC” (2.1.14)

1 Feb

Every week I try to play some of the best marriages of words and music, singer and arranger, what’s written on the sheet music and what’s created in a singer’s mind. This week I also focussed on singers and musicians who are married in a more literal way. Whether they sing together, sing and play, sing and arrange, just about everyone I played is also husband and wife. And by including Mickey Rooney and his 8th wife, I was also able to reinforce the precept that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title  

  • THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG  /  Steve Lawrence  and Eydie Gorme  /  “We Got Us”  
  • LOVE WARRIORS  /  Tuck and Patti  /  “Love Warriors”
  • SOMETHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Stacey Kent and Jim Thomlinson  /  “The Lyric”
  • WHERE DO YOU START   /Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • ON MY WAY TO YOU  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “I’m With The Band” 
  • TALK TO ME BABY  /  Cleo Laine & John Dankworth  /  “Quintessential Cleo Laine” 
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT   /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm” 
  • CLOUDBURST/NOT GETTING MARRIED  /  Jessica Molasky & John Pizzarelli  /  “Make Believe” 
  • LET’S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Mickey & Jan Rooney  /  “Let’s Put On A Show”
  • MIMOSA AND ME  /  Jackie and Roy  /  “Lovesick”
  • I HADN’T ANYONE TILL YOU  /  Veronica Nunn & Travis Shook  /  “Standard Delivery” 
  • OUT OF MY CONTINENTAL MIND  /  Lena Horne and Lennie Hayton  /  “Lena At The Sands”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Randy Crawford & Joe Sample  /  “Live”
  • IT TAKES TWO  /  Joanna Gleason/Chip Zien  /  “In The Woods”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

PLAYLIST FOR “REMEMBERING TO BREATHE” (11.3.12)

4 Nov

After Sandy stormed through, I thought a show short on silliness and longer on reflection was needed. Back to business next Saturday night.  

Want to help me plan the November 24th show? Click on Thanksgiving Show and then offer a suggestion of music you’ve been thankful for this year.  

Talk to you next week!

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title 

 

 

  • REMEMBERING TO BREATHE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Dooji Wooji”
  • DANCING IN THE DARK  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Dance With Me”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  Gladys Knight  /  “Before Me”
  • MOONLIGHT PICNIC  /  Gelber & Manning  /  “Moonlight Picnic”
  • MAKE IT GO AWAY  /  Holly Cole  /  Dark Dear Heart”
  • BABY’S REQUEST  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • IT ISN’T SO GOOD IT COULDN’T BE BETTER  /  Irene Kral  /  “Second Chance”
  • LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Rod McKuen  /  “Jerome Kern: Life Upon The Wicked S.T.A.G.E.
  • TAKE FIVE  /  Dave Brubeck/Carmen McRae  /  “Vocal Encounters”
  • NO ONE IS ALONE  /  Chip Zien  /  “Wall To Wall Sondheim”
  • TOMORROW’S ANOTHER DAY  /  Kristin Korb  /  “In The Meantime”
  • SMILE  /  Rickie Lee Jones  /  “It’s Like This”
  • LET IT BE  /  The Beatles  /  “Let It Be”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)