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PLAYLIST FOR “WILLPOWER VS WON’T-POWER” (6.5.21)

6 Jun

What does it take to lose weight? Willpower. Stop biting your nails? Willpower. What does it take to stop watching America’s Got Talent? Half a brain – but that’s a different issue. Getting back on topic: what does it take to give up smoking? Again, Willpower. So let me get this straight: Willpower is forcing yourself not to do something. Wouldn’t it make more sense to call it Won’t-power?  But no – everyone gives Willpower all the praise and approbation. Well, not  this week! I think Won’t is just as important to songwriters as Will – maybe more important. I tried to prove that with songs about Will and Won’t. I won’t tell you which side won; but I will tell you the music definitely won.

                                                           SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Rebecka Tornqvist  /  “The Stockholm Kaza Sessions”
  • I WON’T DANCE  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • BABY WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Twelve Nights In Hollywood”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR  /  Fred Rogers  /  “You Are Special”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Sara Gazarek  /  “Thirsty Ghost”
  • I WON’T SCAT  /  Ron Boustead  /  “Unlikely Valentine”
  • YOU WON’T BE SATISFIED  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Debbie Reynolds  /  “The Best Of Debbie Reynolds”
  • WHO WILL TAKE MY PLACE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “This And That”
  • GOD WILL  /  Holly Cole  /  “Holly Cole”
  • TROUBLE JUST WON’T GO AWAY  /  Radam Schwartz Organ Big Band  /  “Message From Groove & GW”
  • LOVE WON’T LET YOU GET AWAY  /  Seth MacFarlane & Sarah Bareilles  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU  /  The Real Group  /  “Live in Stockholm”
  • I WON’T GROW UP  /  Jamie Cullum & Geoff Gascogne   /  “From The Vaults”
  • I WILL  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let it Be Jazz”
  • YOU WON’T SEE ME  /  The Hot Club Of San Francisco  /  “John Paul George & Django”
  • YOU WON’T FORGET ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • HEART WE WILL FORGET HIM  /  Cassia DeMayo  /  “Heart We Will Forget Him”
  • WILL YOU STILL BE MINE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  •  QUE SERA SERA  /  Malene Mortensen  /  “Still In Love With You”
  • I WON’T TELL A SOUL  /  Jimmy Witherspoon & Brother Jack McDuff  /  “The Blues Is Now”
  • WILL I FIND MY LOVE TODAY  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At Carnegie Hall”
  • I WON’T SEND ROSES  /  Brian Stokes Mitchell  /  “Plays With Music”
  • SOMEDAY MY PRINCE WILL COME  /  Alexis Cole  /  “Someday My Prince Will Come”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “IN THE COMPANY OF ACCOMPANISTS” (5.22.21)

23 May

Usually I shine the spotlight on the singer behind the mic, but this week I also wanted to pay tribute to some of the other people on the bandstand, the indispensable musicians who are just as adept and flexible and generous in supporting a singer as they are in taking a solo. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist & Accompanist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU  /  Hilary Gardner & Ehud Asherie  /  “The Late Set”
  • YOU CAN DEPEND ON ME  /  Joe Williams & Norman Simmons  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND  /  Roberta Gambarini & Dave Brubeck  /  “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  • MISTY  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Paul Smith  /  “Ella Fitzgerald For Lovers”
  • MISTY  /  Ella Fitzgerald & The London Symphony Orchestra  /  “Someone To Watch Over Me”
  • I WANT TO BE A SIDEMAN  /  Connie Evingson & Dave Frishberg  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Al Hibbler & Rahsaan Roland Kirk  /  “A Meeting Of The Times”
  • I SHOULD CARE  /  Diahann Carroll & Andre Previn  /  “The Andre Previn Trio”
  • FOR MY LADY  /  The Real Group & Toots Thielemans  /  “One For All”
  • THE LAMP IS LOW  /  (Mystery Accompanist)  /  Carmen McRae & Shirley Horn  /  “Sarah: Dedicated To You”
  • OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Shirley Horn  Trio/  “Live At Vine Street”
  • THEY SAY IT’S WONDERFUL  /  Kurt Elling & Lawrence Hobgood  /  “Dedicated To You”
  • SONG FOR MY FATHER  /  Lillie Huddleston & Cody Owen Stine  /  “How Longs Has This Been Going On?”
  • HERE COMES THE SUN  /  Yo-Yo- Ma & James Taylor  /  “Songs Of Joy & Peace”
  • LA VIE EN ROSE/AU PRIVAVE  /  Rebecca Dumaine & Dave Miller  /  “Someday, Someday”
  • I’M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN  /  (Mystery Accompanist)  /  Paul McCartney & Diana Krall  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • DEED I DO  /  Diana Krall  /  “Diana Krall Live In Paris”
  • AZURE-TE  /  Nat King Cole & George Shearing  /  “Nat King Cole Sings & George Shearing Plays”
  • DAY BY DAY  /  Lauren Henderson & Sullivan Fortner  /  “The Songbook Session”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Tuck & Patti  /  “Love Warriors”
  • YOU’RE NEARER (Take 9)  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings”
  • MOON RIVER  /  Nancy LaMott & Christopher Marlowe  /  “Come Rain Or Come Shine”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Mark Winkler & David Benoit  /  “Old Friends”
  • TWO FOR THE ROAD  /  Tierney Sutton & Christian Jacob  /  “I’m With The Band”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MOMSPLAINING” (5.8.21)

8 May

By now everyone knows what “mansplaining” is, right? God knows I’ve explained to my audience a million times. To celebrate moms and Mother’s Day, I played a couple hours of music, advice, and observations entirely from a mom’s point of view. In other words, Momsplaining.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ALWAYS  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The Very Best Of The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • THEM THERE EYES  /  Gretje Angell  /  “…In Any Key”
  • WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Songs Were Made To Sing”
  • CALL ME  /  Astrud Gilberto & Walter Wanderley  /  “Talking Verve”
  • SOMEDAY YOU’LL BE SORRY  /  Olive Brown  /  “Empress Of The Blues”
  • BUTTON UP YOUR OVERCOAT  /  Janet Seidel  /  “The Art of Lounge Vol. 2”
  • AS LONG AS I LIVE  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • IF YOU WANT THE RAINBOW  /  Roberta Donnay & Prohibition Mob Band  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • BITTER WITH THE SWEET  /  Jenna Mammina  /  “Spark”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • DAT DERE  /  Mary Lou Williams  /  “Free Spirits”
  • SECRET O’ LIFE  /  Kate Reid  /  “The Heart Already Knows”
  • SMILE  /  Jacintha  /  “Lush Life”
  • YOU’RE NEARER  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Isabella Lundgren  /  “Look For The Silver Lining”
  • BROWN BABY  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At The Village Gate”
  • GOD BLESS THE CHILD  /  Nancy Wilson & Ramsey Lewis  /  “Simple Pleasures”
  • LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Billie Holiday  /  “All or Nothing At All”
  • HEART’S DESIRE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • IF IT’S MAGIC  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant & Artemis  /  “Artemis”
  • CHILDREN AND ART  /  Bernadette Peters & Mandy Patinkin  /  “Sunday In The Park With George”
  • CHILDREN WILL LISTEN  /  Bernadette Peters  /  “Sondheim, Etc., Etc.”
  • I AM YOUR CHILD  /  Barry Manilow  /  “Barry Manilow 1”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  Dara Tucker  /  “Dreams Of Waking – Music For a Better World”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “ELLA FITZGERALD CHALLENGES THE WORLD” – AN ARCHIVE REBROADCAST (5.1.21)

2 May

This week I played a show from another world ago. No, I don’t mean we listened to an episode of Gunsmoke. I reached into the archives and dusted off a show from 2016. This is what I wrote about it back then:

This week Ella Fitzgerald took on all comers in a head-to-head, well, really a voice-to-voice competition. She sang standards and some surprising duets; she even challenged Sarah Vaughan in a “forgetting the lyrics” competition (Sarah won) and challenged Shirley Horn to a “slow singing” competition (Shirley won). But it was impossible to listen to this show without marveling at Ella’s musicality and her warmth and without feeling fortunate that we had her for so long.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • STOMPING AT THE SAVOY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At The Opera House”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Nat Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • CAN’T BUY ME LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald First Lady Of Song”
  • CAN’T BUY ME LOVE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Swings Lightly With Nelson”
  •  BODY AND SOUL  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • ALL GOD’S CHILLIN’ GOT RHYTHM  /  Mel Torme  /  “The Great American Songbook”
  • PARTY BLUES  /  Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Williams, & Count Basie  /  “Joe Williams Finest Hour”
  • I NEVER LOVED A WOMAN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jackie Wilson & Count Basie  /  “Manufacturers Of Soul”
  • OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Jazz Masters 24”
  • MEDLEY  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Karen Carpenter  /  “As Time Goes By”
  • I’VE GOT MY LOVE TO KEEP ME WARM  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Jazz Masters 24”
  • CANDY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Twelve Nights In Hollywood”
  • WILLOW WEEP FOR ME  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live In Japan”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Let No Man Write My Epitaph”
  • LOVERMAN  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Live At The 4 Qs”
  • I GOT IT BAD (AND THAT AIN’T GOOD)  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington  /  “Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • I GOT IT BAD (AND THAT AIN’T GOOD)  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • TOO YOUNG FOR THE BLUES  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald First Lady Of Song”
  • NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Twelves Nights In Hollywood”
  • OH, LADY BE GOOD  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At The Opera House”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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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

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PLAYLIST FOR “TURNTABLE FOR ONE CHRISTMAS PARTY 2020” (12.19.20)

20 Dec

Some traditional holiday favorites, both from the show and around my house; plus a demo of a new Christmas song with music by my son, Cody, and lyrics by my wife, Megan. And if that weren’t enough to keep you awake, the worst Christmas song ever written, sung by Robert Goulet. and the traditional, heartwarming retelling of the story of how a beloved Christmas song nearly got me expelled from Hebrew school. Merry and Happy and the best and safest holidays possible for all. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  “CD Or Album Title”

  • MY FAVORITE THINGS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Snowfall”
  • LET IT SNOW  /  The New York Voices  /  “Let It Snow”
  • CHRISTMAS BLUES  /  Holly Cole  /  “Jazz To The World”
  • CHRISTMAS NEVER GETS OLD  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “The Pianoman At Christmas”
  • THE SECRET OF CHRISTMAS  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN  / Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “After The Fall”
  • THE CHRISTMAS CARD  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • JINGLE BELLS  /  Kenny Rankin  /  A Christmas Album”
  • CHRISTMAS IS FOR CHILDREN  /  Sarah Charles & Cody Owen Stine  /  (Demo)
  • SING A CHRISTMAS CAROL  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Star of Wonder”
  • A CHILD IS BORN/SOME CHILDREN SEE HIM  /  Maureen McGovern  /  “Christmas With Maureen McGovern”
  • FLORIDA HOLIDAY  /  Adrian Cunningham & La Lucha  /  “New Holiday Classics”
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY  /  Ramsey Lewis Trio  /  “Sound Of Christmas”
  • HE’S GONNA TAKE AWAY OUR CHRISTMAS  /  Robert Goulet  /  “Robert Goulet’s Wonderful World Of Christmas”
  • HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS  /  The Manhattan Transfer  /  “The Christmas Album”
  • THE THEORY SONG  /  David Rakowski
  • THE CHRISTMAS SONG  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  John Legend  /  “A Legendary Christmas”
  • SNOW DAY  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “A Very Chaise Lounge Christmas”
  • SILENT NIGHT/I GUESS THERE AIN’T NO SANTA CLAUS  /  Barry Manilow  /  “Because It’s Christmas”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR’S EVE  /  Amber Weekes  /  “The Gathering”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • THE WORLD FOR CHRISTMAS  /  The Real Group  /  “The World For Christmas”
  • 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 “LET’S TALK ABOUT ME” – AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST – (8.8.20)

9 Aug

(I took the week off and found a show from 2018. It was like finding my lost youth and innocence…and some great music. Here are my comments from that other world ago.)

Last night’s show was all about me – no, it’s not what you’re thinking. Check out the song titles and you’ll see that the show was all about “me,” not me. Although since I chose all the songs and all the singers myself, wasn’t the show really all about me? If anyone isn’t utterly confused yet, write to me. I’m sure I can fix that. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ALL OF ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Swing Easy!”
  • IT’S ALL RIGHT WITH ME  /  Cassandra McKinley  /  “Right In Front Of You”
  • COME FLY WITH ME  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “One More For The Road”
  • COME DANCE WITH ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • LET’S TALK ABOUT ME  /  Hot Club Sandwich  /  “Café Matrix”
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Sister Orchid”
  • WAIT FOR ME  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • PLEASE CONSIDER ME  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • ME AND MY SHADOW  /  Jeff Goldblum, Sarah Silverman, Till bronner  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • LOVER COME BACK TO ME  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Gypsy In My Soul”
  • LUCKY TO BE ME  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Lucky to Be Me”
  • HOLD ME HOLD ME HOLD ME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings Comden & Green”
  • CHASE ME  /  Erroll Garner  /  “Ready Take One”
  • HE NEEDS ME  /  Nina Simone  /  “Mood Indigo”
  • MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • THE BEST THING FOR YOU  /  Nat Cole  /  “Tell Me All About Yourself”
  • TREAT ME NICE  /  Marina & The Kats  /  “Wild”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Danny DeVito  /  “Living Out Loud”
  • TALK TO ME  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Inspiring Love”
  • JUST YOU, JUST ME  /  Hetty Kate  /  “Comes Love”
  • MEET ME AT NO SPECIAL PLACE  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles: Live In London”
  • MEET ME AT THE FOUNTAIN  /  Cody Owen Stine & Marissa McGowan  /  (Live Performance)
  • BUT NOT FOR ME  /  Ahmad Jamal  /  “At The Pershing”
  • LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • DON’T WORRY ‘BOUT ME  /  Kurt Elling & Count Basie  /  “All About The Basie”
  • DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “The Very Thought Of You”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Bennett Sings Ellington/Hot & Cool”
  • SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME  /  Fran Jeffries  /  “This Is Fran Jeffries”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine 

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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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