Tag Archives: Cormac Kenevey


20 Mar

Just about every performer and even some of the composers this week were either Irish or Irish-American, including one of the Mystery Vocalists which was an Irish Setter. But my favorite part of the show was eating some authentic Irish food – I gobbled down a bowl of Lucky Charms.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • DETOUR AHEAD  /  Mary Coughlan  /  “Long Honeymoon”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Van Morrison  /  “Versatile”
  • UNDECIDED/DOWN WITH LOVE  /  Emilie Conway  /  The Secret Of A Rose”
  • THE HEATHER ON THE HILL  /  Kate McGarry  /  “The Target”
  • MOLLY MALONE  /  The Hi-Lo’s  /  “The Hi-Lo’s Happen To Folk Music”
  • MEET YOU AT THE MOON   /  Imelda May  /  “Love Tattoo”
  • THE MOON’S A HARSH MISTRESS  /  Judy Collins & Jimmy Webb  /  “Live At The Metropolitan Museum”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “The Best Of Love Songs”
  • THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE WORLD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ed McMahon  /  “And Me, I’m Ed McMahon”
  • I WISH I COULD SAY THAT I’M FINE  /  Katharine Timoney  /  “Man Of Mine”
  • I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HIS FACE  /  Katherine McPhee  /  “I Fall In Love Too Easily”
  • HELLO DOLLY  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “Oh My NOLA”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Louis Stewart  /  “Angel Eyes”
  • SECRET LOVE  /  Sinead O’Connor  /  “Am I Not Your Girl?”
  • GONE GONE GONE  / (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Colin Farrell  /  “Crazy Heart” The Soundtrack”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie  /  “Ella & Basie”
  • THE IRISH BALLAD  /  Tom Lehrer  /  “Revisited”
  • GO DOWN EASY  /  Christine Tobin  /  “Romance & Revolution”
  • I WANT TO BE AROUND  /  Tony Bennett & Bono  /  “Duets: An American Classic”
  • HOW ARE THINGS IN GLOCCA MORRA  /  Chris McNulty  /  “The Song That Sings You Here”
  • DANNY BOY  /  Bill Evans  /  “Bill Evans For Lovers”
  • LOOK TO THE RAINBOW  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Look To The Rainbow”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Honor Heffernan  /  “Fire And Ice”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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18 Feb

Stress – you can’t live with it and you can’t live without it. But you can minimize it and since I always try to minimize everything, I’m the perfect person to turn to for suggestions. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SLAP THAT BASS  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Geo. & Ira Gershwin Songbook”
  • RELAX  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • HAPPY FEET  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • WITHOUT A SONG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Vegas”
  • A DOODLIN’ SONG  /  Duchess  /  “Duchess”
  • GROOVIN’  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • LAZY AFTERNOON  /  Shirley Horn  /  “A Lazy Afternoon”
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Merry Go Round”
  • LET’S GET LOADED  /  Carey West  /  “Made Of Clay”
  • SMILE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Steven Tyler  /  “To Love Again”
  • DO IT AGAIN  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • DANCING CHEEK TO CHEEK  /  Annie Sellick & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “No Greater Thrill”
  • ALL OF ME  /  Dick Hyman & Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra  /  “Handful Of Keys”
  • THE DOG SONG  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Get Away From Me”
  • NEW YORK ON SUNDAY  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Hello Dolly To Goodbye Charlie”
  • SUNDAY AFTERNOON  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Winchester In Apple Blossom Time”
  • HUNGRY MAN  /  Mark Winkler  /  “West Coast Cool”
  • CALL ME  /  Astrud Gilberto  /  “A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • BEFORE YOU KNOW IT  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Dream”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life, collected”
  • DREAM  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Dream”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING  /  Allan Harris & Takana Myamoto  /  “Convergence”
  • I SEE BEAUTY  /  Johanna Silanpaa  /  “From This Side”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MAKE MUSIC GREAT AGAIN” (3.19.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers #great again

19 Mar

Once again Turntable For One is on the front lines, in the forefront, leading from behind a microphone in a (vain)glorious effort to make music great again! I don’t exactly know when music stopped being great, but all I know is what I see on the Internet. Just doing my duty.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • IT’S ALL RIGHT WITH ME  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Twelve Nights In Hollywood”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Only The Lonely”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Jackie Ryan & Terry Gibbs  /  Grand Masters Of Jazz”
  • THEY SAY IT’S WONDERFUL  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirting With Twilight”
  • BABY I’M A FOOL  /  Melody Gardot  /  “My One & Only Thrill”
  • THE GREAT PRETENDER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tiny Tim  /  “Chameleon”
  • MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE  /  Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane  /  “Johnny Hartman For Lovers”
  • YOU AND I  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • I’VE BEEN AROUND  /  Frank Sinatra Jr. & Tierney Sutton  /  “Home Suite Home”
  • HELP ME MAKE IT THOUGH THE NIGHT  /  Kellye Gray  /  “And, They Call Us Cowboys”
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy  /  “The Dream”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live”
  • GOD ONLY KNOWS  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “It’s A Quiet Thing”
  • GOD WILL  /  Holly Cole  /  “The Best of Holly Cole”
  • STAND BY ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Cassius Clay  /  “’50s & ’60s Lost & Found Records Vol. 3”
  • BEAUTIFUL LOVE  /  Sinne Eeg & Thomas Fonnesback  /  Eeg/Fonnesbaek”
  • THIS IS IT  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • LIVE ALONE AND LIKE IT  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Let’s Get Lost”
  • STRANGE FEELING  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • IF YOU WANT THE RAINBOW  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Tribute”
  • STAY HIP  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Jazz & Other Four Letter Words”
  • MAY THE MUSIC NEVER END  /  Shirley Horn  /  “May The Music Never End”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY” ( 4.25.15) #jazz #jazzvocals #jazzradio

28 Apr

This week we got a little ahead of the calendar and celebrated International Jazz Day, which is actually April 30th. So I outsourced all of the singers to those many, many countries around the world that love and respect jazz more than America does, even though it’s the country where jazz was invented. Sigh…

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title


  • 10:60 PM  /  Hetty Kate & The Irwell Street String Band  /  “11:60 PM”
  • THE SONG IS YOU  /  Mark Jennett  /  “The Way I Am”
  • BLIND AS A BAT  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “When You Make Me Smile”
  • WORRY LATER  /  Alice Ricciardi  /  “Optics”
  • STARDUST  /  Caterina Zapponi  /  “Romantica”
  • SCANDINAVIAN SHUFFLE  /  The Swe-Danes  /  “The Utterly Fantastic Swe-Danes”
  • SCANDINAVIAN SHUFFLE  /  The Real Group  /  “Thirty Years Of Vocal Music”
  • MOONLIGHT FILLS THE PLAZA  /  Cassia DeMayo  /  “Heart, We Will Forget Him”
  • THIS IS IT  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • FLOATING ISLAND  /  Julia Karosi  /  “Hidden Roots”
  • LULLABY OF THE LEAVES  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Interlude”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU  /  Diana Panton  /  “Yesterday Perhaps”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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14 Feb

Any show can spend Valentine’s Day playing love songs for its audience, but only Turntable For One remembers those who are looking for love (because I can’t afford to overlook anyone who might be listening) with songs, instructions, and tips for filling out an online dating service profile. And when you’re asked about what’s your typical Saturday night, you’d better answer listening to Turntable For One.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • BLAH, BLAH, BLAH  /  Duchess  /  “Duchess” )
  • I’M OLD FASHIONED  /  Loston Harris  /  “Swingfully Yours”
  • BOY WANTED  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books”
  • I WANT A LITTLE GIRL  /  Nat Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”   
  • NO SAD SONGS FOR ME  /  Carol Fredette  /  “No Sad Songs For Me”
  • WHY TRY TO CHANGE ME NOW  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Shadows In The Night”  
  • IF I TELL YOU I LOVE YOU I’M LYING  /  Melody Gardot  /  “The Absence”
  • SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME  /  (Bonus Mystery Vocalist)  /  Amy Winehouse  /  “Frank B-Sides”
  • I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art Of Dreaming” 
  • HELP A GOOD GIRL GO BAD  /  Gail Pettis  /  “May I Come In?” 
  • I’M A SHY GUY  /  Ed Reed  /  “I’m A Shy Guy”
  • LITTLE PERSON  /  Lissy Walker  /  “Wonderland”    
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  Self-Produced

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5 Oct

Trouble. Oh, we got trouble. Right here in River City. With a capital T. That rhymes with P and that stands for PLAYLIST! 


SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • LET’S MISBEHAVE  /  Catherine King/ Pat Powell  /  “King Powell”
  • DO IT AGAIN  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR IT FROM ME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Sings Ellington Hot and Cool”
  • I WANT TO BE SEDUCED  /  Adina Even-Zohar  /  “For The First Time”
  • I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Cormac Kenevy  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • THE LIES OF HANDSOME MEN  /  Christy Baron  /  “Take This Journey”
  • DEVIL MAY CARE  /  Tom Wopat  /  “I’ve Got Your Number”
  • DEVIL ON MY CELL PHONE  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • MAKIN’ WHOOPEE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Rod Stewart & Elton John  /  “Thanks For The Memory”
  • IT’S ALL RIGHT WITH ME  /  Swingle Singers  /  “Live In New York”
  • I’LL PAY THE CHECK  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers and Losers”
  • I GOT IT BAD  /  Jimmy Witherspoon  /  “Blues For Easy Livers”
  • LOVE FOR SALE  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “I Remember”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

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4 Jan

Most shows and hosts try give good advice, especially at this time of year. The best shows and hosts even try to model the behavior and rules they suggest. I do things differently and I think it’s a better system, one that’s much easier on me and, probably, just as effective (if not more) for you. Here are the songs that best illustrate things I won’t be doing in the new year, but you should.

SONG TITLE / Artist / CD Or Album Title

  • IN A MELLOW TONE / Sarah Vaughan / “Duke Ellington Songbook Volume 1”
  • RELAX / Cormac Kenevey / “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • AS TIME GOES BY / Ella Fitzgerald / “Ella in Budapest, Hungary
  • RICH INTERIOR LIFE / Ben Sidran / “Don’t Cry For No Hipster”
  • SAMBA SARAVAH / Diana Panton / “To Brazil With Love”
  • KEEP SMILING AT TROUBLE / Tony Bennett / “Live At The Sahara-Las Vegas 1964”
  • LITTLE BLUE MAN / Chaise Lounge / “Dot Dot Dot
  • EV’RYBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG / Frank Sinatra / “My Kind Of Broadway”
  • COCKEYED OPTIMIST / (Mystery Vocalist) / Nancy Sinatra / “Shifting Gears”
  • SHALL WE DANCE / Christine Ebersol / “Strings Attached”
  • GOOGLEABLE / Ori Dagan / “More Than Three”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY / Sophie Milman / “Make Someone Happy”
  • LISTEN HERE / Dave Frishberg / “Classics”
  • PARIS MISMATCH / (Theme Music) / Cody Owen Stine / “(Unreleased Master)