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PLAYLIST FOR “SELF-DECEPTION” (5.16.20)

17 May

The question people ask me the most is “What’s the best thing about being on the radio?” (It’s also the one question people ask me I could read on the air without upsetting the FCC.) I always tell people the best thing is talking to thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of people. Of course, the truth is (especially these days) I’m home, in my office, talking into a microphone, and the only thing listening to me is my computer (and, like my audience, it occasionally drops off to sleep). Okay, so maybe I should tell people the really best thing about being on the radio is having an opportunity week after week to indulge my insatiable capacity for self-deception. Fine. I said it. Happy now? But I’m not alone. All of these songs are about people deceiving and fooling themselves about something – with some variations of self-awareness tossed in there. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • FOOLIN’ MYSELF  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • I WISH I WERE N LOVE AGAIN  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Perfectly Frank”
  • THIS CAN’T BE LOVE  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Manhattan Moods”
  • ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE  /  James Taylor  /  “American Standard”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Lauren Henderson  /  “Songbook Session”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Jimmy Scott  /  “All The Way”
  • WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR  /  Alexis Cole  /  “Someday My Prince will Come”
  • DON’T WORRY ABOUT ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Fiona Apple, Jeff Goldblum, Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This”
  • I SHOULD CARE  /  Christian McBride Big Band  /  “The Good Feeling”
  • I WALK A LITTLE FASTER  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Give Him The Oo-La-La”
  • TALK TO ME BABY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Softly, As I Leave You”
  • BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH  /  Holly Cole  /  “The Best Of Holly Cole”
  • I DON’T WANT TO HEAR IT ANYMORE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “The Way I Am”
  • DON’T EXPLAIN  /  Nina Simone  /  “Let It all Out”
  • PRIVATE GUY  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Don’t Cry For No Hipster”
  • THE LIES OF HANDSOME MEN  /  Christy Baron  /  “Take The Journey”
  • LIVING WITHOUT YOU  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Bill Henderson Live At The Vic”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Annie Sellick  /  “Street Of Dreams”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Kenny Rogers  /  “Timepiece”
  • EASTWOOD LANE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • A LITTLE TASTE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Dave Frishberg Classics”
  • YOU ARE THERE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Best of Love Songs”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO MOMS 2020” (5.9.20)

11 May

She gave you 50% of your chromosomes, 75% of your attitudes, 90% of your self-esteem, and 100% of the conversations you have with your therapist. Moms. Where would we be without them? And even though Mother’s Day this year was a little more unusual than ever, I still maintained tradition with the annual Turntable For One tribute to Mother’s Day – with songs about moms, songs from mom’s point of view, and songs about motherly advice. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • DAT DERE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • NOTHING LIKE YOU  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant  /  “Dreams & Daggers”
  • LOOK AT THAT FACE  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Favorites From A Long Walk”
  • STOP, TIME  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “From Broken Hearts To The Blue Skies”
  • I HOPE YOU DANCE  /  Deborah Lippman  /  “Nightingale”
  • THEM THERE EYES  /  Gretje Angell  /  “In Any Key”
  • BROWN BABY  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At The Village Gate”
  • MOTHER’S LOVE  /  Allan Harris  /  “Nobody’s Gonna Love You Better”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  (Mystery Mom)  /  Carline Ray  /  “Vocal Sides”       
  • AS LONG AS I LIVE  /  (Mystery Mom’s Daughter)  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Inside this Heart Of Minet”
  • INFANT EYES  /  Nnenna Freelon  /  “Heritage”
  • WHEN I LOOK IN YOUR EYES  /  Judith Lorrick  /  “The Second Time Around”
  • CALL ME  /  Astrud Gilberto  /  “A Certain Smile”
  • WHERE ARE YOU GOING  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Songs of Lost Love”
  • I FORGOT TO HAVE CHILDREN  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Ages”
  • HEART’S DESIRE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little Did I know”
  • LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING  /  Etta Jones  /  “From The Heart”
  • A CHILD IS ONLY A MOMENT  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Mothers & Daughters”
  • ALWAYS/ WHEN I LOST YOU  /  Helen Merrill  /  “American Songbook Series: Irving Berlin”
  • WHY WAS I BORN  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Ballads”
  • CHILDREN WILL LISTEN/YOU’VE GOT TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT  /  Renee Fleming & Leslie Odom Jr.  /  “Broadway”
  • I AM YOUR CHILD  /  Barry Manilow  /  “The Complete Collection And Then Some”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “TEACHABLE MOMENTS” (2.22.20)

23 Feb

I thought when you experience a Teachable Moment, you’re supposed to reflect and even have a change of heart. The only reflection I’m seeing these days is in my mirror – and I’m not too happy with those results either. So I played a couple hours of songs about people confronting difficult situations in hopes that the music and messages might be helpful and instructive. Probably it instructed people to turn off their radios. Not exactly what I had planned.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  Album Or CD Title

  • TEACH ME TONIGHT  /  Sarah Vaughan, Joe Williams, Count Basie  /  “Count Basie & Sarah Vaughan”
  • TEACH ME A SONG  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Never Let Me Go”
  • LEARNING THE BLUES  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?
  • THE GREAT CITY  /  Lauren Henderson  /  “Armame”
  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”    
  • YOU CAN’T PULL THE WOOL OVER MY EYES  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Alone Together”
  • STRAIGHTEN UP AND FLY RIGHT  /  Imelda May, Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • PREACH AND TEACH  /  The Buddy Rich Big Band  /  “Mercy, Mercy”
  • THE DAY I LEARNED FRENCH  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “Moonshadow Dance”
  • MAY I COME IN?  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • THE SECOND TIME AROUND  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Shirley Horn  /  “At The Gaslight Square/Loads Of Love”
  • THE SPIDER AND THE FLY  /  Maud Hixson  /  “Don’t Let A Good Thing Get Away”
  • ANYTHING GOES  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “True Love: A Celebration Of Cole Porter”
  • MEANING OF THE BLUES  /  Nnenna Freelon  / “Live”
  • EVERYBODY SAY DON’T  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • LISTEN HERE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “Together Again”
  • YOU’VE GOT TO DO IT  /  Holly Yarbrough  /  “Mr. Rogers Swings”
  • BEIN’ GREEN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra & Company”
  • CHILDREN WILL LISTEN/YOU’VE GOT TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT  /  Renee Fleming & Leslie Odom Jr.  /  “Broadway”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Miles Davis Quintet  /  “’Round Midnight”
  • REMEMBERING TO BREATHE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  Dooji Wooji”
  • YOU MIGHT AS WELL LIVE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Till I Get It Right”
  • HEART’S DESIRE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little did I Dream”
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • 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 “CHRISTMAS PARTY 2019” (12.21.19)

22 Dec

Lots of good cheer, great holiday music by favorites young and old, some talk about chopping down a Christmas tree and how the dreidel was an item of torture in my youth, plus chestnuts roasting on an open fire – until I remembered the radio station doesn’t have a fireplace. Merry Christmas to all; and a very happy new year. God knows we could use both. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MY FAVORITE THINGS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Snowfall”
  • WINTER WONDERLAND  /  Monica Ramey  /  “Some Enchanted Christmas”
  • I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS  /  Leslie Odom Jr.  /  “Simply Christmas”
  • CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE  /  Holly Cole  /  “Baby It’s Cold Outside”
  • IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF YEAR  /  Accent  /  “Christmas All The Way”
  • MISTER SANTA  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “A Very Chaise Lounge Christmas”
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY  /  Ramsey Lewis Trio  /  “Sound Of Christmas”
  • JINGLE BELLS  /  Bing Crosby & The Puppini Sisters  /  “Bing At Christmas”
  • I GOT MY LOVE TO KEEP ME WARM  /  Idina Menzel & Billy Porter  /  “Christmas: A Season”
  • WINTER’S NEVER COLD WHEN YOU’RE AROUND  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jane Lynch  /  “A Swingin’ Little Christmas”
  • I WONDER AS I WANDER  /  New York Voices  /  “GRP Christmas Collection”
  • THE THEORY SONG  /  David Rakowski  /  
  • THE CHRISTMAS SONG  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • GREENSLEEVES  /  Buddy Rich Big Band  /  “The Best Of Buddy Rich”
  • CHRISTMAS WILL REALLY BE CHRISTMAS  /  Kristin Korb  /  “That Time Of Year”
  • HE’S GONNA TAKE AWAY OUR CHRISTMAS  /  Robert Goulet  /  “Robert Goulet’s Wonderful World of Christmas”
  • THE MAN WITH THE BAG  /  Veronica Swift & JLCO  /  “Big Band Jazz II”
  • WE THREE KINGS  /  Joey DeFrancesco  /  “Home for the Holidays”
  • WHITE CHRISTMAS  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “A Christmas Album”
  • THE SECRET OF CHRISTMAS  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS  /  Avalon Jazz Band  /  “Wintertime Dreams”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • O TANNENBAUM  /  Aretha Franklin  /  “Big Band Holiday’s II”
  • ANGEL’S LULLABY  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Winter Wonderland”
  • SILENT NIGHT  /  Connie Evingson  /  “The Secret of Christmas”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “WHO CARES?” (5.4.19)

6 May

It all started because I was sick and tired of hearing words like mischaracterization, and collusion, and all the words that rhyme with it – contusion, infusion, diffusion, transfusion, confusion, etc. Enough! So I devised a care package, two-hours of songs with a word that seems to fallen out of favor in our vocabulary these days: care. 

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WHO CARES  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME  /  Hailey Reinhardt & Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • PLEASE BE KIND  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • WHY SHOULD I CARE  /  Viktoria Tolstoy  /  “Meet Me At The Movies”
  • I SHOULD CARE  /  Betty Carter  /  “In Person”
  • LIFE DON’T CARE  /  Idiomatics  /  “Out Of Town”
  • CAN’T BUY ME LOVE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • I DON’T CARE MUCH  /  Hailey Tuck  /  “Junk”
  • THE CARELESS YEARS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tony Perkins  /  “From My Heart”
  • CARELESS LOVE  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “Careless Love”
  • CAREFUL  /  Gary Burton  /  “Something’s Coming”
  • DEVIL MAY CARE  /  Mary Foster Conklin  /  “Grace Notes”
  • THE BLUES DON’T CARE  /  Nat Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • I’M THE CARING KIND  /  Susie Arioli  /  “Spring”
  • DON’T YOU KNOW I CARE  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “No Regrets”
  • CARELESS WHISPERS  /  Postmodern Jukebox  /  “Clubbin’ With Grandpa”
  • IF I DIDN’T CARE  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Amy Adams & Lee Pace  /  “Miss Pettigrew Lives for A Day Soundtrack”
  • S’WONDERFUL  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “S’Wonderful”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Bill Evans  /  “The Complete Riverside Recordings”
  • BE CAREFUL IT’S MY HEART  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Home”
  • WHEN NO ONE CARES  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “When No One Cares”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Bill Evans  /  “The Complete Riverside Recordings”
  • CHILDREN WILL LISTEN/YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT  /  Renee Fleming & Leslie Odom Jr.  /  “Broadway”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR ” A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN” (1.12.19)

13 Jan

Turntable For One is all about problems – certainly not solving them, more like creating them, exacerbating them, and at the very least exploiting them. So this week I tackled the problem of the government shutdown. What did I do? I played music, of course, but I also dedicated the program to the 800,000 federal employees who have gone from figuring out how to live paycheck to paycheck to how to live no paycheck to no paycheck. The President said he didn’t want to call this a shutdown. I agree. How about travesty?

 

(Government Dept.)  /SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME?  /  George Michael  /  “Symphonica”
  • (Interior Dept.)  /  MOUNTAIN GREENERY  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Echoes”
  • (Interior Dept.)  /  TEDDY BEAR’S PICNIC  /  Bing Crosby  /  “Musical Moments To Remember: Bing Crosby”
  • (Interior Dept.)  /  RHODE ISLAND IS FAMOUS FOR YOU  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “My Foolish Heart”
  • STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER  /  John Daversa Big Band  /  “American Dreamers”
  • (TSA, FBI)  /  SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “The Very Best Of Nancy WIlson”
  • (TSA, FBI)  /  I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie”
  • (Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms)  /   SCOTCH AND SODA  /  Amanda Carr  /  “Carr-Toons”
  • (Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms)  /   SMOKING MY SAD CIGARETTE  /  Kate McGarry  /  “Centennial”
  • (Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms)  /   THE CONTINUING STORY OF BUNGALOW BILL  /  The Beatles  /  “The Beatles”
  •  (Treasury Dept.)  /  WHO WILL BUY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Nancy Sinatra  /  “Movin’ With Nancy Sinatra”
  • (Treasury Dept.)  /  BUY AND SELL  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • (Politician to Lobbyist)  /  LOVE FOR SALE  /  Aretha Franklin  /  “Yeah!!” 
  • THE NEUTRON DANCE  /  The Ault Sisters  /  “Sisters In Swing”
  • (HUD)  /  THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Boston Concert 1976”
  • (HUD)  /  HOME ON THE RANGE  /  Janet Planet  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • (FDA)  /  FRIM FRAM SAUCE  /  Vocapella  /  “Black Coffee”
  • (Coast Guard)  /  MY SHIP  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “For Those Who Think Young”
  • (Transportation Dept.)  /  COME FLY WITH ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love”
  • (Transportation Dept.)  /  ROUTE 66  /  Ann Hampton Callaway  /  “Signature”
  • (Transportation Dept.)  /  I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Bye Bye Blackbird”
  • (State Department)  /  CHORO POUR LES AMANTS ETERNELS  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “A Contretemps”
  • (State Department)  /  WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • (State Department)  /  APRIL IN PARIS  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Gypsy In My Soul”
  • AMERICAN TUNE  /  Kurt Elling  /  “1619 Broadway – The Brill Building Project”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

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