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26 Jan

I think this week’s theme definitively answered the question of whether there is any group I won’t suck up to in order to get them to listen to the show. But you have to admit I gave these low-lifes bragging rights over a couple hours of damn good music.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE BEST IS YET TO COME  /  Kenny Washington  /   “What’s The Hurry”
  • YOU’RE GONNA HEAR FROM ME  / Veronica Swift  /   “Confessions”
  • I LIKE TO LEAD WHEN I DANCE  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Sinatra ’65”
  • EVERYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU  /  Nancy Lane  /   “Let Me Love You”
  • I LIKE MYSELF  /  Seth MacFarlane  /   “In Full Swing”
  • I’VE GOT JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING  /  Fleurine  /   “Meant To Be”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • DON’T TOUCH MY BISCUITS  /  Kathy Walkup  /   “The Secret of The Song”
  • THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE WORLD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   Ed McMahon  /   “And Me…I’m Ed McMahon”
  • THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE WORLD (Reprise)  /  Jimmy Durante  /   “Billy Rose’s Jumbo”   
  • THE BEST THING FOR YOU  /  Diana Krall  /   “When I Look In Your Eyes”
  • THIS IS THE LIFE  /  Freddy Cole  /   “This Is The Life”
  • FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN  /  Linda Ronstadt  /   “Lush Life”
  • MOVE TO THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWN  /  Ray Charles & Wynton Marsalis Septet  /  “United We Swing”
  • I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER  /  Marc Pompe  /   “Monk’s Dream”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Best Of Sarah Vaughan”
  • YOU CAN COUNT ON ME TO DO MY PART  /  Mose Allison  /   “Mose In Your Ear”
  • WHEN IN ROME  /  Claire Teal  /   “Don’t Talk”
  • I CAN’T GET STARTED  /  Charles Mingus  /   “Mingus Plays Piano”
  • I CAN’T GET STARTED  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   Merle Haggard  /   “Unforgettable Merle Haggard”
  • DO NOTHING TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Molly Johnson  /   “Because Of Billie”
  • I’VE GOT IT BAD  /  Nat Cole & George Shearing  /   “Nat King Cole Sings & George Shearing Plays”
  • PEEL ME A GRAPE  /  Lyle Lovett & Blossom Dearie
  • I’M JUST A LUCKY SO AND SO  /  Anais Reno  /   “Lovesome Thing”
  • SINCE I FELL FOR YOU  / Aaron Neville  /   “Nature Boy: The Standards Album”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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7 Feb

Remember the story we were taught when we were little? It was the story of the country mouse, cautious and practical, and the city mouse, worldly and sophisticated. I know my teachers were trying to teach us to be like the common sense country mouse. And I was never able to convince them that the two mice would be indistinguishable when caught in a sticky trap. And so the debate about which is better – living in the country or living in the city – has gone on and on and on. And it went on during my show, too. Did I throw light on this debate or just throw shade? Did I answer the questions or question the answers? Really? You gotta be kidding. I just tried to fill two hours with songs about the city and songs about the country. Plus a shout-out to the Super Bowl cities. (I let Gloria Estefan represent Florida because I can’t think of a single song about FL or any of its cities I want to hear.)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SURREY WITH THE FRINGE ON TOP  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summer Time”
  • SUNDAY IN NEW YORK  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Hello Dolly To Goodbye Charlie”
  • IT’S SO PEACEFUL IN THE COUNTRY  /  Meredith d’Ambrosio  /  “Another Time”
  • IN A NEW YORK MINUTE  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Songs Were Made To Sing”
  • THE GREAT CITY  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “No Regrets”
  • THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE  /  Nikki Parrott  /  “From New York To Paris”
  • COUNTRY GIRL  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • MOUNTAIN GREENERY  /  Claire Teal  /  “Orsino’s Songs”
  • LIVE IN A CONDO  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “Moonshadow Dance”
  • APRIL IN PARIS  /  Sammy Davis & Count Basie  /  “Our Shining Hour”
  • PARIS AU MOIS DE SEPTEMBRE  /  Avalon Jazz Band w/ Tatiana Eva-Marie  /  “Paris”
  • PARKER’S MOOD/KANSAS CITY  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Another Time Another Place”
  • I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HIS FACE  /  Gloria Estefan  /  “The Standards”
  • OH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING  /  James Taylor  /  “Other Covers”
  • ANOTHER HUNDRED PEOPLE  /  Patti Lupone  /  “Don’t Monkey With Broadway”
  • ANOTHER HUNDRED LYRICS  /  Liz Callaway  /  “The Essential Liz Callaway”
  • AUTUMN IN NEW YORK  /  Chet Baker  /  “The Touch of Your Lips”
  • CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’  /  Diana Krall  /  “Wallflower”
  • SWEET KENTUCKY HAM  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “Secret Heart”
  • THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “A Fine Romance”
  • LONELY TOWN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Where Are You?”
  • NEW YORK STATE OF MIND  /  Nancy Kelly  /  Born To Swing”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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16 Aug

I get lots of requests from listeners, most of which I can’t fulfill because I sold my dueling pistols many years ago. When someone suggested that I try to make the program more colorful, immediately after my legal team informed me that I couldn’t sue for slander, I decided to give it a go. Below is my colorful solution – songs and/or singers or musicians with colorful names. (I know that Billie Holiday isn’t a color. But you know who took the solo on that cut? Urbie Green!)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • BLUE SKIES  /  Johanna Sillanpaa  /  “From this Side”
  • SERENADE IN BLUE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old, New Borrowed, and The Blues”
  • THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  Claire Teal  /  “At Your Request”
  • LITTLE RED ROOSTER  /  Mark Jennett  /  “The Way I Am”
  • I SHOULD CARE  /  Kelly Green  /  “Life Rearranged”
  • BEING GREEN  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Once In Every Heart”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Katerina Brown & Kenny Washington  /  “Mirror”
  • LA VIE EN ROSE  /  Chloe Perrier  /  “Petite Fleur”
  • WHEN THE RED, RED ROBIN  /  (Mystery Verse)  /  Molly Lyons  /  “Verses Only!”
  • ON GREEN DOLPHIN STREET  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “For Trane”
  • EASY TO REMEMBER  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • SOMETHING’S COMING  /  Andre Previn, Shelly Manne, Red Mitchell  /  “The Nearness Of You”
  • I’VE NEVER BEEN ANYTHING  /  Ronny Whyte  /  “Whyte Wolf”
  • BORN TO BE BLUE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie”
  • WE’VE GOT A WORLD THAT SWINGS  /  Tom Rust & John Horler  /  “Lucky To Be Me”
  • THE GIRAFFE SONG  /  Audrey Silver  /  “Let Me Know Your Heart”
  • HOUSE OF GOLD  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin album”
  • BLACKBIRD/BYE BYE BLACKBIRD  /  Sara Gazarek & Josh Nelson  /  “Dream in The Blue”
  • MEN ARE ALL ALIKE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Shirley Temple Black  /  “Shirley Temple Storybook Collection”
  • YELLOW DAYS  /  Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington  /  “Francis A. & Edward K.”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  Ray Blue  /  “Work”
  • SCOTCH AND SODA  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Blue & Pink: The Blue Songs”
  • BLACK COFFEE  /  Bonnie Pointer  /  “That’s A Plenty”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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20 Oct

The earth is heating up, ice caps and glaciers are melting, the seas are rising, and many species, including our own, are threatened with extinction. What are we going to do? Well, I did what I always do: I exploited these serious problems, trivializing them with two hours of catchy, swinging, and often ironic songs. Some of them were comments on current conditions; others were things we need to curtail to save the planet. The first song was an answer to “What’s going to be the new capital city of the East Coast?” The second song was written in 1921 but casts an eerie darkness to what’s going on today. Just to be a pro-active citizen, I recycled and re-used a previous mystery vocalist. And as for the last two songs: which one will future generations be singing? That’s up to us now.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • GARY, INDIANA  /  Janet Planet  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • THERE’LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE  /  Dave Brubeck & Jimmy Rushing  /  “On Time”
  • TOO DARN HOT  /  Claire Teal & The London Gay Big Band  /  “Brave”
  • BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • ROUTE 66  /  Mark Winkler  /  “I’m With You”
  • SUNDAY DRIVIN’  /  Ryan Truesdale’s Gil Evans Project  /  “Lines Of Color”
  • MY BUICK, MY LOVE, AND I  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • COME FLY WITH ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love”
  • LET’S MAKE LOVE ON THIS PLANE  /  Rachael & Vilray  /  “Rachael & Vilray”
  • SWINGING ON A STAR  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Anthony Perkins  /  “From The Heart”
  • A SLEEPIN’ BEE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
  • FRIM FRAM SAUCE  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You”
  • INTO EACH LIFE SOME RAIN MUST FALL  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “Good Night, Good Luck”
  • THE RAIN IN SPAIN  /  Adrian Cunningham & His Friends  /  “Play Lerner & Loewe”
  • RIVER STAY AWAY FROM MY DOOR  /  Spike Jones  /  “Omnibust/60 Years of Music America Hates”
  • ILL WIND  /  Sarah Vaughan & Count Basie  /  “Send In The Clowns”
  • GONE WITH THE WIND  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Portrait”
  • WALKIN’  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • WALKING AFTER MIDNIGHT  /  Staci Griesbach  /  “My Patsy Cline Songbook”
  • THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA  /  Nat King Cole & Gregory Porter  /  “Ultimate Nat Cole”
  • BACKYARD MEDLEY  /  Calabria Foti  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • DANCING IN THE DARK  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Dance With Me”
  • IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW  /  Ranee Lee  /  “Dark Divas: Highlights”
  • LOUISIANA 1927  /  Randy Newman  /  “Good Old Boys”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Stan Getz Quartet  /  “Nobody Else But Me”
  • EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend: Live In California”
  • WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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