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PLAYLIST FOR “GRADUATION DAY” (6.16.18)

16 Jun

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 “HOME SWEET HOME” (6.9.18)

10 Jun

I couldn’t get to the studio this week, so I recorded the show at home. I couldn’t think of an unexpected, ironic, thought-provoking theme this week, so I went with what I know. At least I didn’t play “Home On The Range.” You can thank me for that. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WOULDN’T IT BE LOVERLY?  /  Shirley Horn  /  “I Love You Paris”
  • MY BLUE HEAVEN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session”
  • NO MORE BLUES  /  Roberta Gambarini  /  “Easy To Love”
  • EVERY NIGHT  /  Joe Williams  /  “Me & The Blues”
  • CHEZ MOI  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Professional Dreamer”
  • PAJAMAS  /  Livingston Taylor  /  Unsolicited Material”
  • SMALL HOUSE  /  Jo Lawry  /  “I Want To Be Happy”
  • BABY DREAM YOUR DREAM  /  Tony DeSare  /  “Want You”
  • THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Nancy Sinatra  /  “California Girl”
  • TV BLUES  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • THE BOY NEXT DOOR  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “Art Attack”
  • A COTTAGE FOR SALE  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Just One Of Those Things”
  • THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina At The Village Gate”
  • TEA FOR TWO  /  Thelonious Monk  /  “Criss Cross”
  • LET’S EAT HOME  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Still On The Road”
  • THE MASON  /  David Patrick Kelly  /  “Working”
  • LET’S TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME  /  Chris Connor  /  “Classic”
  • LONG WAY HOME  /  Kat Edmonson & Lyle Lovett  /  “Way Down Low”
  • NOBODY HOME  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • THE HOUSE IS HAUNTED BY YOUR LAST GOODBYE  /  Holly Cole  /  “Holly Cole”
  • GOT TO GET HOME SO I CAN SEE MY CHILDREN  /  Dave Tull  /  “I Just Want To Get Paid”
  • ANY PLACE I HANG MY HAT IS HOME  /  Petra van Nuis & Andy Brown  /  “Lessons Lyrical”
  • HOME  /  Maria Schneider Orchestra  /  “The Thompson Fields”
  • HOME  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME  /  Selena Evangeline & Bill King  /  “Left Alone”
  • THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Astoria: Portrait Of The Artist”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LAUGHING AT LIFE” (AN ARCHIVE SHOW) (11.11.17)

13 Nov

Last Saturday, a trip down memory lane with an archive show from last February. I’ll be back in this studio this week!

 

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 “LAUGHING AT LIFE” (2.18.17)

19 Feb

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  /  Freddie 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 “STATES I’VE BEEN IN” (11.19.16)

22 Nov

No, this wasn’t a geography lesson. I’m talking about states of mind, some I visit regularly, some I try to avoid, some I’ve been stranded in ever since the election.

(State Of Mind)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • (Mourning)  /  BIRD ON A WIRE  /  Leonard Cohen  /  “Songs Live”
  • I DON’T WANT MUCH  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend: Live In California”
  • (Bliss)  /  CHEEK TO CHEEK  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Ella & Louis”
  • (Indecision)  /  UNDECIDED  /  Amy Farris  /  “Anyway”
  • UNDECIDED BLUES  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Playing With My Friends”
  • (Amazement)  /  IT AMAZES ME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • (Disbelief)  /  I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT YOU’RE IN LOVE WITH ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session”
  • (Resignation)  /  COMES LOVE  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Billie’s Best”
  • FAILURE FACE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Rod McKuen  /  “A Boy Named Charlie Brown”
  • (Spirituality)  /  NAIMA  /  Charles Lloyd  /  “Autumn In New York”
  • (Grace)  /  HOUSE OF GRACE  /  Billy Brandt  /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor”
  • (Self-Deception)  /  I HAVEN’T GOT ANY BETTER TO DO  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • (Optimism)  /  BLUESETTE  /  Mel Torme & Buddy Rich Orchestra  /  “When I Found You”
  • (Not Optimism)  /  LITTLE GIRL BLUE  /  Nina Simone  /  “After Hours”
  • (Horny Dog)  /  WHATCHA GONNA DO ON MONDAY  /  Andy Scott  /  “Angels”
  • (Horny Dog Response)  /  DOWN BOY  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “I Like Men”
  • (Neediness)  /  DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • (Unrequited Love)  /  SWEETHEART  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Great City”
  • (Euphoria)  /  ON A CLEAR DAY  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Boston Concert”
  • (Shock)  /  GUESS WHO I SAW TODAY  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson  /  “Two’s Company”
  • (Innocence Or Ignorance?  /  SIMON SMITH AND HIS AMAZING DANCING BEAR  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • (Higher Consciousness)  /  THE WATERS OF MARCH  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • (Glass Half-Full)  /  THE RAINBOW CONNECTION  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • (Glass Half-Empty)  /  I THINK IT’S GOING TO RAIN TODAY  /  Norah Jones  /  “Higher Ground”
  • (Prayer)  /  COME SUNDAY  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Sophisticated Lady”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “BIG BAND NIGHT” (4.18.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzvocals

18 Apr

Big Band Night this week,  but I included some great singers (young and old) who couldn’t be swallowed up even when the bands were blowing. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I ONLY HAVE FOR YOU  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson  /  “Double Exposure”
  • WALKIN’  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Interlude”
  • ARTISTRY IN RHYTHM  /  Stan Kenton Orchestra  /  “Stompin’ At Newport”
  • BLUE PRELUDE  /  Nancy Wilson & Gerald Wilson  /  “Yesterday’s Love Songs, Today’s Blues”
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy & The Metropole Orchestra  /  “Mark Murphy & The Metropole Orchestra”
  • ALFIE  /  Buddy Rich Big Band  /  “Mercy, Mercy”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tony Danza  /  “The House I Live In”
  • I WANT TO BE A SIDEMAN  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • CAN’T WE BE FRIENDS  /  Thomas Quasthoff  /  “The Jazz Album-Watch What Happens”
  • COME RAIN OR COME SHINE  /  Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Orchestra /  “At The Village Vanguard”
  • SOMETIMES I’M HAPPY  /  Chicago Jazz Orchestra & Cyrille Aimee  /  “Burstin’ Out”
  • HERE’S TO THE BAND  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra London”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

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PLAYLIST FOR “A TRIBUTE TO BLACK AND WHITE THINKING” (6.2.12)

3 Jun

There was no middle ground, not this week, just a colorful show in the extreme, albeit totally in black and white.  

Talk to you next week.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  Album or CD Title

  • ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL  /  Chris Connor  /  “At The Village Gate”
  • ALL OF ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Swing Easy”
  • ALL THE WAY  /  Nicole Henry  /  “The Very Thought Of You”
  • I DON’T WORRY ABOUT A THING  /  Mose Allison  /  “Mose In Your Ear”
  • I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN  /  Rigmor Gustafsson & Jacky Terrasson  /  “Close To You”
  • I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Professional Dreamer”
  • IT’S YOU OR NO ONE  /  Denise Donatelli  /  “When Lights Are Low”
  • I’M THROUGH WITH LOVE  /  (Mystery vocalist)  /  Jack Lemmon  /  “A Twist of Lemmon”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • YOU’RE NOBODY TILL SOMEBODY LOVES YOU  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Sunday Express”
  • USELESS LANDSCAPE  /  Morgana King  /  “It’s A Quiet Thing”
  • YOU MIGHT AS WELL LIVE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Till I Get It Right”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)