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PLAYLIST FOR “THE BIG QUESTIONS OF LIFE” (9.10.22)

11 Sep

I usually give my email during the show and when I get email, it’s usually people asking questions. Some of the questions….well…”Dear Turntable For One – How Deep is The Ocean? Why don’t you jump in and report back.” You’ll be happy to know that person had his radio taken away from him. Think twice about messing with a radio host. But most of questions I get are important questions because people want me to give them important answers. You gotta be kidding!  This week I told the audience I vouchsafe, promise and swear no answers at all. It was my turn to ask the big questions of Life! 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WHY DO PEOPLE FALL IN LOVE?  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art of Excellence”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE?  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Sunset In The Blue”
  • HOW ABOUT YOU?  /  Joe Pesci  /  “Pesci….Still Singing”
  • GUESS WHO I SAW TODAY?  /  Nancy Wilson  /   “The Nancy Wilson Show”
  • AT LONG LAST LOVE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  Sinatra & Swinging Brass”
  • HOW AM I TO KNOW?   /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON?  /  Ray Charles  /  “True Genius”
  • WHY WAS I BORN?  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Ballads”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?  ./  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Sting w/ Chris Botti  /  “To Love Again”
  • WHAT DID I FORGET  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “Hearts & Minds”
  • WHAT IS THERE TO SAY?  /  Sonny Rollins  /  “Sound Of Sonny”
  • WHAT’LL I DO?  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “The Songbook Collection”
  • BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME  /  George Michael  /  “Pavortti & Friends For Cambodia”
  • DAT DERE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • WHAT DID I HAVE THAT I DON’T HAVE NOW?  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Great Songs From Stage & Screen”
  • HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN  /  Chet Baker  /  “The Legacy”
  • WHO WILL BUY?  /  Aaron Neville  /  “Nature Boy: The Standards Album”
  • WHY CAN’T I?  /  Judy Garland  /  “Judy Takes Broadway!”
  • TULIP OR TUNIP?  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • BROTHER WHERE ATE YOU?  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Mr. Brown Goes To Washington”
  • WHERE DO YOU GO?  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson  /   “Two’s Company”
  • WHAT’S NEW?  Karrin Allyson  /  “Ballads”
  • DID I EVER REALLY LIVE?  /  Joe Williams  /  “One More For My Baby”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY” – AN ARCHIVE REBROADCAST (3.12.22)

13 Mar

I couldn’t make it to the station this week, but did that mean no St. Patrick’s Day party this year? Nope. I dug this show from 2019 out of the archives. This is what I wrote about the show back then:

 

 

It’s been a Turntable For One St. Patrick’s Day tradition for me to play some jazz singers from Ireland, a few Irish-American (or at least half-Irish-American) singers and musicians, and – always a highlight – for me to eat some traditional Irish food on the air – which, of course, means  a bowl of Lucky Charms. And, as if hearing me struggle and choke wasn’t incentive enough, I made this year’s party a celebration of the songs of Jimmy McHugh, the wonderful Irish-American composer.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • CAN’T GET OUT OF THIS MOOD  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson  /  “Two’s Company”
  • LET’S GET LOST  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “Baby Plays Around”
  • MOLLY MALONE  /  Tara O’Grady  /  “Black Irish”
  • I’LL NEVER BE THE SAME  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “Turning Skies”
  • YESTERDAY I HEARD THE RAIN  /  Chris McNulty  /  “Eternal”
  • LOVE WON’T LET YOU GET AWAY  /  Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney  /  “Fancy Meeting You Here”
  • IF LOVE WERE ALL /  Judy Garland  /  Judy At Carnegie Hall”
  • SOMETHING COOL  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Lonely Woman”
  • EXACTLY LIKE YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Regis Philbin  /  “When You’re Smiling”
  • I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE  /  Five Play  /  “Live From The Firehouse Stage”
  • I MUST HAVE THAT MAN  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT LOVE  /  Nat Cole  /  “Night Lights”
  • ALL ALONE AM I  /  Cassandre McKinley  /  “Dragonfly”
  • THE IRISH BALLAD  /  Tom Lehrer  /  “Revisited”
  • SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST  /  Ella Fitzgerald with Tommy Flanagan Trio  /  “Jazz At The Santa Monica Civic ‘72”
  • TRAVLIN’ LIGHT  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving Me Crazy”
  • GONE WITH THE WIND  /  Kate McGarry  /  “The Subject Tonight Is Love”
  • SAY IT  /  John Proulx  /  “Say It”
  • BALLAD  /  Gerry Mulligan  /  “The Complete Verve Concert Jazz Band Sessions:
  • ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT  /  Paul Buchanan & Chris Botti  /  “Live With Orchestra & Special Guests”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Imelda May & Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • LOOK TO THE RAINBOW  /  Luciana Souza  /  “Centennial”
  • DANNY BOY  /  Tony Bennett & Stan Getz  /  “Jazz”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LAUGHING AT LIFE”-AN ARCHIVE REBROADCAST (2.5.22)

6 Feb

A show from the archives, this time from back in 2017, which explains why you can hear the last vestiges of hope in my voice. Here’s how I introduced the show back then…

It’s true that smiling requires more muscles than frowning, which must be why smiling always tires me so quickly. Still, considering all that we know and fear about the world today, I thought it was worth spending a couple hours focusing on laughing and smiling. Okay, I didn’t feel any better at the end of the program, but at least I got to share some great songs and singers and some of my favorite laughs.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LAUGHING AT LIFE  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • THEY ALL LAUGHED  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • YOU’RE LAUGHING AT ME  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • KEEP SMILING AT TROUBLE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “60 Years: The Artistry Of Tony Bennett”
  • ARE YOU HAVING ANY FUN  /  Cali Rose  /  “Are You having Any Fun”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Interlude”
  • I’M GONNA LAUGH YOU RIGHT OUT OF MY LIFE  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers & Losers”
  • THE JONES LAUGHING RECORD  /  Spike Jones  /  “The Jones Laughing Record”
  • I’M ALL SMILES  /  Marlene Ver Planck  /  “A Breath Of Fresh Air”
  • THE BRIGHTEST SMILE IN TOWN  /  Ray Charles  /  “Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul”
  • BE A CLOWN  /  Chris Connor  /  “Blue Moon”
  • PUT ON A HAPPY FACE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Stevie Wonder  /  “The Complete Stevie Wonder”
  • IT TAKES A LOT TO LAUGH, IT TAKES A TRAIN TO CRY  /  Janet Planet  /  “Janet Planet Sings The Bob Dylan Songbook”
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Merry Go Round”
  • THIS WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Take A Look”
  • THE KITTEN SONG  /  Steven Wright  /  “I Still Have A Pony”
  • SMILING FEET  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • TWO FACES WEST  /  Bob And Ray  /  “Bob & Ray On A Platter”
  • HAPPY TALK  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley”
  • NANCY WITH THE LAUGHING FACE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra’s Sinatra”
  • THE LAUGHING POLICEMAN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  John Lithgow  /  “Sunny Side Of The Street”
  • A LAUGH FOR RORY  /  Rahsann Roland Kirk  /  “The Inflated tear”
  • I LOVE TO SEE YOU SMILE  /  Randy Newman  /  “The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 3”
  • WHEN YOU’RE SMILING  /  Carol Welsman  /  “I Like Men”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • WHEN YOU MAKE ME SMILE  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “When You Make Me Smile”
  • SMILE  /  Nat Cole  /  “The Nat King Cole Story”
  • LAUGHING MATTERS  /  Bette Midler  /  “Bathhouse Betty”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO UNCERTAINTY” – AN ARCHIVE REBROADCAST (1.29.22)

30 Jan

I am certain of one thing: this weekend it snowed. It snowed a ton. And I didn’t make it to the station. So instead we listened to a show from last Fall. It certainly filled the two hours. And what else? Well, about that I am uncertain. Here’s what I wrote about the show back then:

 

 “The Road Not Taken”

By Robert Frost  

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

 And be one traveler, long I stood

  And looked down one as far as I could. 

Okay, everyone finds this poem iconic and inspiring. Really? Do you know where these roads go? I don’t. Do you know if there are bears or poison ivy or rest stops? I don’t. So how can you be so certain you’re making a good decision and not a bad mistake? You can’t! You can’t be certain and that’s about the only thing you can be certain of. Especially when I spent two hours presenting A Musical Tribute To Uncertainty. (Did everyone love it? Well, I’m not entirely certain about that…)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  “CD Or Album Title

  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • AT LONG LAST LOVE  /  Nancy Kelly  /  “Singin’ And Swingin’”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  Willie Nelson & Norah Jones  /  “My Way”
  • WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “That Day”
  • DON’T YOU KNOW I CARE  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “No Regrets”
  • HOW AM I TO KNOW  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • WAIT AND SEE  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • TULIP OR TUNIP  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Bill Henderson Live At The Vic”
  • WHAT DID I FORGET  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “Hearts & Minds”
  • MAYBE YOU’LL BE THERE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tab Hunter  /  “When I Fall In Love”
  • MAYBE  /  Lena Horne  /  “An Evening With Lena Horne”
  • MAYBE  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • I WONDER  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • SHOULD I  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “Kisses In The Rain”
  • DETOUR AHEAD  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Waiting For Dawn”
  • I WALK A LITTLE FASTER  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Sings Mostly Dorothy Fields & Cy Coleman”
  • DON’T KNOW WHY  /  Ray Blue  /  “Work”
  • I WISH I KNEW  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Ballads”
  • HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING?  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • SO MANY STARS  /Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • LOST IN THE STARS  /  Sheila Jordan  /  “From The Heart”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • WHERE DO YOU GO  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson Big Band  /  “Two’s Company”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Mark Winkler & David Benoit  /  “Old Friends”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO UNCERTAINTY” (3.6.21)

7 Mar

Robert Frost  “The Road Not Taken” 

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

 And be one traveler, long I stood

  And looked down one as far as I could. 

Okay, everyone finds this poem iconic and inspiring. Really? Do you know where these roads go? I don’t. Do you know if there are bears or poison ivy or rest stops? I don’t. So how can you be so certain you’re making a good decision and not a bad mistake? You can’t! You can’t be certain and that’s about the only thing you can be certain of. Especially when I spent two hours presenting A Musical Tribute To Uncertainty. (Did everyone love it? Well, I’m not entirely certain about that…)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  “CD Or Album Title

  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • AT LONG LAST LOVE  /  Nancy Kelly  /  “Singin’ And Swingin’”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  Willie Nelson & Norah Jones  /  “My Way”
  • WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “That Day”
  • DON’T YOU KNOW I CARE  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “No Regrets”
  • HOW AM I TO KNOW  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • WAIT AND SEE  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • TULIP OR TUNIP  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Bill Henderson Live At The Vic”
  • WHAT DID I FORGET  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “Hearts & Minds”
  • MAYBE YOU’LL BE THERE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tab Hunter  /  “When I Fall In Love”
  • MAYBE  /  Lena Horne  /  “An Evening With Lena Horne”
  • MAYBE  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • I WONDER  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • SHOULD I  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “Kisses In The Rain”
  • DETOUR AHEAD  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Waiting For Dawn”
  • I WALK A LITTLE FASTER  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Sings Mostly Dorothy Fields & Cy Coleman”
  • DON’T KNOW WHY  /  Ray Blue  /  “Work”
  • I WISH I KNEW  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Ballads”
  • HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING?  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • SO MANY STARS  /Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • LOST IN THE STARS  /  Sheila Jordan  /  “From The Heart”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • WHERE DO YOU GO  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson Big Band  /  “Two’s Company”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Mark Winkler & David Benoit  /  “Old Friends”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

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PLAYLIST FOR “GRADUATION DAY 2018” – AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST (5.23.20)

24 May

I didn’t record a new show (from home) this week. Instead I went wandering through the Turntable For One archives looking for my lost youth and innocence. No luck there, but I did find this program from June a couple of years ago, which seems now like a far distant world ago. Funny how my old themes seem less ironic and more poignant these upside-down days… This is what I said two years ago: 

How about 2 hours of intelligent and coherent and compact commencement speeches and graduation messages without having to sit in the sun and wait two hour to see your kid walk across the stage and graduate in 15 seconds? Don’t try to thank me. Just doing my job. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • ON A CLEAR DAY  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live At Laren Jazz Festival 1975”
  • SWINGING ON A STAR  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Playground”
  • TAKE A BITE  /  Margaret Whiting  /  “The Lady’s In Love With You!”
  • THIS FUNNY WORLD  /  Ian Shaw  /  “Taking It To Hart”
  • BITTER WITH THE SWEET  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • MR. KICKS  /  Gregory Generet  /  “2 OF A Kind”
  • YOU KNOW WHO!  /  Amy Cervini  /  “No One Ever Tells You”
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Merry Go Round”
  • YOUNG AT HEART  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Peggy March  /  “Get Happy”
  • BIG BAD WORLD  /  The Real Group  /  “Commonly Unique”
  • EVERYBODY SAYS DON’T  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • WHERE DO YOU GO  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson  /  “Two’s Company”
  • I’M NOT TALKING  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles”
  • WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Dreams In Apartments”
  • EV’RYBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “My Kind of Broadway”
  • THE GREAT CITY  /  Lauren Henderson  /  “Armame”
  • HOUSE OF GOLD  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • SPARKLE AND SHINE  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bill Nighy   /  “Arthur Christmas Soundtrack”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • STAY HIP  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Jazz & Other Four-Letter Words”
  • THROW IT AWAY  /  Mollie O’Brien  /  “Things I Gave Away”
  • LISTEN HERE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Dave Frishberg Classics”
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • SACK FULL OF DREAMS  /  Mark Murphy  /  “September Ballads”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “PLENTY OF MONEY AND YOU” (1.25.20)

27 Jan

This week, WMNR is holding its Winter Fundraising Drive and so in my usual subtle and surreptitious way, I offered songs with the subliminal theme of the cleansing benefits of giving your money away. My audience quickly saw through that baloney as I’m sure you have, but they also responded to my fundraising pleas with much appreciated generosity, supporting not just my show but this unusual radio station.  

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WITH PLENTY OF MONEY AND YOU  /  Tony Bennett & Count Basie  /  “Strike Up the Band”
  • HEY BIG SPENDER  /  Chaka Khan  /  “Classikahn”
  • SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN THEME  /  Randy Waldman  /  “Superheroes”
  • WE’RE IN THE MONEY  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Dedicated To Nelson”
  • MY MONEY’S LONG THIS MORNING, BABY  /  Jimmy Witherspoon & Brother Jack McDuff  /  “The Blues Is Now”
  • I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE  /  Yamit Lemoine  /  “Ain’t Misbehavin’”
  • WHY DON’T YOU DO RIGHT  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • MACK THE KNIFE (Three Penny Opera)  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Darin At The Copa”
  • CAN’T BUY ME LOVE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • I FOUND A MILLION DOLLAR BABY  /  Dizzy Gillespie  /  =“The Verve & Phillips Small Group Sessions”
  • PENNY LANE  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Silver Morning”
  • NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT  /  Nina Simone  /  “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”
  • OH THE MONEY  /  Audrey Bernstein  /  “Alright, Okay, You Win!”
  • DAVY THE FAT BOY  /  Randy Newman  /  Randy Newman Live”
  • LOADS OF LOVE  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “A Little Moonlight”
  • BROTHER, CAN YOU SPARE A DIME?  /  George Michael  /  “Symphonica”
  • LOVE FOR SALE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The Complete Ella In Berlin”
  • PENNIES FROM HEAVEN  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Sessions”
  • TEN CENTS A DANCE  /  Chris Connor  /  “Classic”
  • A DOLLAR FOR A DIME  /  Joe Williams  / “Every Night”
  • IF I HAD A DIME  /  Heather Simmons  /  “I’m Old Fashioned”
  • BUY AND SELL  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • LONG DADDY GREEN  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity is You”
  • GOD BLESS THE CHILD  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Be Good”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “GIVE & TAKE WEEK” (10.12.19)

13 Oct

The two words, give and take, are frequently associated with my show, although usually in the form of “Give me a break!” and “I’m going to take a nap.” But this week all of the songs had either the words or the concepts of giving and taking. Plus it was the audience’s turn to get involved because it was Fall Fundraising week at WMNR, Fine Arts Radio (wmnr.org); so with phone and on-line pledges people put their money where my mouth is, supporting the show and this wonderful anomaly of a radio station. Thanks!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE GLORY OF LOVE  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE  /  Jacintha  /  “Autumn Leaves”
  • TAKE A CHANCE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Rare Sinatra”
  • TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “I’ll Take Romance”
  • TAKE FIVE  /  Paul Desmond Quartet  /  “Live”
  • TAKE LOVE EASY  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Take Love Easy”
  • GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE  /  Paul Jost  /  “Simple Life”
  • TAKE A BITE  /  Margaret Whiting  /  “The Lady’s In Love With You”  
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Ray Charles  /  “Ray Charles Forever”
  • GIVE HIM THE OO-LA-LA  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • I’LL TAKE ROMANCE  /  Eydie Gorme  /  “Eydie Gorme: The Best Songs”
  • TAKE THE A TRAIN  /  Duke Ellington  /  “Hot Summer Dance”
  • TAKE THE B TRAIN  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “Fine State”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Jimmy Scott  /  “Moonglow”
  • IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT  /  Ashley Pezzotti  /  “We’ve Only Just Begun”
  • I CAN’T TAKE YOU NOWHERE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “By Himself”
  • LET’S TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME  /  Chris Connor  /  “Classic”
  • LET’S TAKE A WALK AROUND THE BLOCK  /  Mel Torme  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • LET’S TAKE AN OLD FASHIONED WALK  /  Diane Marino  /  “Soul Serenade”
  • SOMETHING TO REMEMBER YOU BY  /  Irene Kral  /  “Second Chance”
  • I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE  /  Smokey Robinson  /  “Timeless Love”
  • A KISS TO BUILD A DREAM ON  /  k.d. lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • A DOLLAR FOR A DIME  /  Joe Williams  /  “Every Night”
  • GIVE A LITTLE WHISTLE  /  Julie London  /  “Nice Girls Don’t Stay For Breakfast”
  • NEW YORK STATE OF MIND  /  Tony Bennett & Billy Joel  /  “Playin’ With My Friends”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SOMETHING GOOD MIGHT HAPPEN” (6.8.19)

9 Jun

I’m have always been a “the-glass-is-half-empty” kind of guy. (I also worry who’s been drinking from that glass.) Why? Growing up, my family had a clear and distinct world view: “Something bad might happen.” So this week I challenged – no, I dared myself to look through the eyes of people who actually (and inexplicably) see the world positively. I played song after song about things possibly going right and how to make that happen. Happily I got through it but only by repeating my daily, personal affirmation: “What on earth were you thinking?” 

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SOMETHING’S COMING  /  Lilly Thornton  /  “Something’s Coming”
  • A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes it Happen”
  • THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG  /  Monica Ramey  /  “Monica Ramey & The Beegie Adair Trio”
  • IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • FROM THIS MOMENT ON  /  The Carpenters  /  “The Essential Collection”
  • WATCH WHAT HAPPENS  /  Joe Williams  /  “Joe Williams Live In Las Vegas”
  • SHALL WE DANCE?  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • HAVEN’T WE MET?  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Silver Morning”
  • EVERYTHING’S COMIN’ UP ROSES  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Carol Burnett  /  “Let Me Entertain You: Carol Burnett Sings”
  • IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT  /  Ashley Pezzotti  /  “We’ve Only Just Begun”
  • IF I HAD YOU  /  Willie Nelson & Diana Krall  /  “American Classic”
  • THE BEST IS YET TO COME  /  Audrey Bernstein  /  “Audrey Bernstein Loves Blue”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  “Brunch At The Renaissance”
  • I FEEL A SONG COMING ON  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson  /  “Two’s Company”
  • BLUE SKIES  /  Dr. John  /  “Afterglow”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  Spark
  • SHINE ON YOUR SHOES  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jerry Lewis  /  “Just Sings”
  • TAKE A CHANCE  /  Rebecca Dumaine  /  “Happy Madness”
  • HAVE YOU MET MISS JONES?  /  Tony Lindsay w/ Michael O’Neill Quintet  /  “Pacific Standard Time”
  • THIRD TIME IS A CHARM  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Songs Were Made To Sing”
  • A SLEEPIN’ BEE  /  John Doakes  /  “True Love”
  • THE MAN WITH THE HORN  /  Calabria Foti  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Francis A. & Edward K.”
  • DREAM  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Dream”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY 2019”

16 Mar

 

It’s been a Turntable For One St. Patrick’s Day tradition for me to play some jazz singers from Ireland, a few Irish-American (or at least half-Irish-American) singers and musicians, and – always a highlight – for me to eat some traditional Irish food on the air – which, of course, means  a bowl of Lucky Charms. And, as if hearing me struggle and choke wasn’t incentive enough, I made this year’s party a celebration of the songs of Jimmy McHugh, the wonderful Irish-American composer.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • CAN’T GET OUT OF THIS MOOD  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson  /  “Two’s Company”
  • LET’S GET LOST  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “Baby Plays Around”
  • MOLLY MALONE  /  Tara O’Grady  /  “Black Irish”
  • I’LL NEVER BE THE SAME  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “Turning Skies”
  • YESTERDAY I HEARD THE RAIN  /  Chris McNulty  /  “Eternal”
  • LOVE WON’T LET YOU GET AWAY  /  Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney  /  “Fancy Meeting You Here”
  • IF LOVE WERE ALL /  Judy Garland  /  Judy At Carnegie Hall”
  • SOMETHING COOL  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Lonely Woman”
  • EXACTLY LIKE YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Regis Philbin  /  “When You’re Smiling”
  • I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE  /  Five Play  /  “Live From The Firehouse Stage”
  • I MUST HAVE THAT MAN  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT LOVE  /  Nat Cole  /  “Night Lights”
  • ALL ALONE AM I  /  Cassandre McKinley  /  “Dragonfly”
  • THE IRISH BALLAD  /  Tom Lehrer  /  “Revisited”
  • SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST  /  Ella Fitzgerald with Tommy Flanagan Trio  /  “Jazz At The Santa Monica Civic ‘72”
  • TRAVLIN’ LIGHT  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving Me Crazy”
  • GONE WITH THE WIND  /  Kate McGarry  /  “The Subject Tonight Is Love”
  • SAY IT  /  John Proulx  /  “Say It”
  • BALLAD  /  Gerry Mulligan  /  “The Complete Verve Concert Jazz Band Sessions:
  • ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT  /  Paul Buchanan & Chris Botti  /  “Live With Orchestra & Special Guests”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Imelda May & Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • LOOK TO THE RAINBOW  /  Luciana Souza  /  “Centennial”
  • DANNY BOY  /  Tony Bennett & Stan Getz  /  “Jazz”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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