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PLAYLIST FOR “PLEASE AND THANK YOU” (10.14.17)

23 Oct

Getting in the spirit for WMNR’s Fall Fundraising drive this week, I played songs with the magic words, Please and Thank You during the first hour or so. I also invited listeners to pledge and if they did, they could request or song and I’d play it during the second hour of the show.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • PLEASE BE KIND  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • PLEASE DON’T TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I’M GONE  /  Nancy Kelly  /  “B That Way”
  • BABY WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • THANKS FOR THE MEMORY  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Rosemary Clooney Sings Ballads”
  • PLEASE CALL ME BABY  /  Tom Waits  /  “The Heart Of Saturday Night”
  • OPPORTUNITY PLEASE KNOCK  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • UN CAFÉ S’IL VOUS PLAIT  /  Paris Café Jazz  /  “Paris Café Jazz Favorites”
  • MERCI MADAME LA  VIE  /  Charles Aznavour  /  “Olympia Fevier 1976”
  • PLEASE DON’T KISS ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Carla Bruni  /  “French Touch”
  • BABY’S REQUEST  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses At The Bottom”
  • JUST SQUEEZE ME  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella In Rome”
  • DINNER FOR ONE, PLEASE, JAMES  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad And Blues Master”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • PLEASE SEND ME SOMEONE TO LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “You’ve Got What It Takes”
  • LUCK BE A LADY  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Late Set”
  • I LOVE MY WIFE  /  Ron Boustead  /  “Unlikely Valentine”
  • JINGLES  /  Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra  /  “Handful Of Keys”
  • LUCKY TO BE ME  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Company I Keep”
  • OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Judy Garland  /  “Judy At Carnegie”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  Calabria Foti  /  “In The Still Of The Night”
  • YOU’RE MY THRILL  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant  /  “Dreams & Daggers”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO INTERJECTIONS” (10.14.17)

14 Oct

In my persistent yet utterly futile attempt to keep grammar alive (though most seem to feel it’s time to pull the plug), I dedicated this week’s show to an important if impulsive part of speech, the interjection, those words and phrases that add surprise, passion, and sometimes profanity to our every day conversations and writing. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • JEEPERS CREEPERS  /  Julius LaRosa  /  “Julius LaRosa”
  • GOODY GOODY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald At The Opera House”
  • FLY ME TO THE MOON  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “It Might As Well Be Swing”
  • DEED I DO  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You”
  • I COULD CARE LESS  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “By Himself”
  • OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING  /  Ray Charles & Count Basie  /  “Ray Sings, Basie Swings”
  • OH YOU BEAUTIFUL DOLL  /  Jessica Molasky  /  “Pentimento”
  • HELLO MA BABY  /  Julian Yeo  /  “1923”
  • THE TELEPHONE SONG  /  Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz  /  “The Bossa Nova Years”
  • I’M CHECKIN’ OUT, GOOM BYE  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Strictly Romancin’”
  • CHANGE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Songs From Big Sur”
  • OH! LOOK AT ME NOW  /  Bobby Darin  /  “The Legendary Bobby Darin”
  • OH! DARLING  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • NAGASAKI  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • DARN THAT DREAM  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “A Little Moonlight”
  • IT DON’T MEAN A THING  /  Thelonious Monk  /  “Thelonious Monk Plays Ellington”
  • HEY YOU WITH THE CRAZY EYES  /  Loston Harris  /  “Swingfully Yours”
  • MY BROOKLYN LOVE SONG  /  Duchess  /  “Duchess”
  • THANK HEAVENS FOR LITTLE GIRLS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ed McMahon  /  “And Me…I’m Ed McMahon”
  • AIN’T SHE SWEET  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Nat, Carole, & Natalie Cole  /  “The Extraordinary”
  • ALRIGHT, OKAY YOU WIN  /  Joe Williams  /  “The Best of Joe Williams”
  • YOU’LL SEE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • THEY ALL LAUGHED  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • IF LOVE WERE ALL  /  Judy Garland”  /  “Judy At Carnegie Hall”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • OH YOU CRAZY MOON  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Monica Zetterlund & Bill Evans  /  “Jazz Round Midnight”  
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOB!” (10.7.17)

9 Oct

My brother (you know him as “R.L.” and I know him as “Bob! Take the pillow off my face. I can’t breathe!”) celebrated his birthday on Oct. 8 and I celebrated it on my show the night before, featuring his favorite song – Skylark – and some of his favorite singers. I also featured a few favorite musical brothers.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. SWING  /  Andrej Hermlin & His Swing Dance Orchestra  /  “Happy Birthday Mr. Swing”
  • SKYLARK  /  Kevin Mahogany & Ray Brown Trio /  “Some Of My Best Friends Are…Singers”
  • SLUMMING ON PARK AVENUE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • WALKING MY BABY BACK HOME  /  Livingston Taylor  /  “Snapshot – Live At The Iron Horse”
  • WALKING MY BABY BACK HOME  /  James Taylor  /  “Hourglass”
  • MULBERRIES  /  Bob & Ray  /  “The Wally Ballou Story”
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy  /  “The Dream”
  • LOVE WALKED IN  /  Sue Raney  /  “In Good Company”
  • THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jennie Smith  /  “Nightly On The Steve Allen Show”
  • LOOK OUT FOR LOVE  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • I’M NOT MY BROTHER I’M ME  /  Freddy Cole  /  (A Live Performance)
  • WHERE THE ACTION IS  /  Ike Cole  /  “Tribute To His Brother Nat”
  • GROOVE YARD  /  The Montgomery Brothers  /  “Groove Yard”
  • BILL  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine Live At Carnegie Hall”
  • I WANT TO BE HAPPY  /  The Mills Brothers & Count Basie  /  “The Board Of Directors”
  • BIRTHDAY SONG, GENERIC  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “Moonshadow Dance”
  • SKYLARK  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Fallen Angels”
  • FOUR BROTHERS  /  King Sisters  /  “Imagination”
  • IT ISN’T SO GOOD IT COULDN’T GET BETTER  /  Irene Kral  /  “Second Chance”
  • LOVE IS IN THE AIR  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “A Stephen Sondheim Collection”
  • I LOVE YOU PORGY  /  Nina Simone  /  “Mood Indigo”
  • SKYLARK  /  Roberta Gambarini & Hank Jones  /  “You Are There”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL  /  John Coltrane Quartet  /  “Ballads”
  • SAVE YOUR LOVE FOR ME  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley”
  • BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Mr. Oscar Brown Jr. Goes To Washington”
  • FAR AWAY PLACES  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • SKYLARK  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone And Piano!”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT” (9.9.17)

9 Sep

Songs about teaching, learning, lessons for living this week. Hope you’ve learned your lesson not to miss the show. Attendance is mandatory!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • TEACH ME TONIGHT  /  Sarah Vaughan & Joe Williams & Count Basie  /  “Count Basie/Sarah Vaughan”
  • WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD  /  Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, & James Taylor  /  “Watermark”
  • TEACHER’S PET  /  Pam Lawson  /  “Doris Day At The Movies”
  • JEAN  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • THE DAY I LEARNED FRENCH  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “Moonshadow Dance”
  • LEARNIN’ THE BLUES  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • GETTING TO KNOW YOU  /  Helen Merrill  /  “American Songbook Series”
  • TELL ME ALL ABOUT YOURSELF  /  Nat Cole  /  “Tell Me All About Yourself”
  • BECAUSE WE’RE KIDS  /  Carole Simpson  /  “All About Carole”
  • THE RAIN IN SPAIN  /  Oscar Peterson Trio  /  “Plays My Fair Lady”
  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Wilford Brimley  /  “Wilford Brimley & The Jeff Hamilton Trio”
  • YOU’VE GOT TO DO IT  /  Holly Yarbrough  /  “Mister Rogers Swings”
  • IT DIDN’T TURN OUT THAT WAY  /  Mose Allison  /  “Foolkiller”
  • YOU TAUGHT MY HEART TO SING  /  Cheryl Bentyne  /  “Lost Love Songs”
  • DO-RE-MI  /  Harry Connick, Jr.  /  “Songs I Heard”
  • TO SIR WITH LOVE  /  Michelle Nicolle  /  “The Crying Game”
  • GRADUATION DAY  /  The Beach Boys  /  “U.S. Singles Collection”
  • PREACH AND TEACH  /  Buddy Rich  /  “Mercy Mercy Mercy”
  • YOU’VE GOT TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Many A New Day”
  • TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WELL  /  Sadie Jemmett  /  “Music Is Love”
  • CHILDREN WILL LISTEN  /  Bernadette Peters  /  “Sondheim, Etc., Etc.”
  • THE SECRET O’ LIFE  /  Rita Lim  /  “The Secret Of Life”
  • LAUGHING AT LIFE  /  Etta Jones  /  “Doin’ What She Does Best”
  • REMEMBERING TO BREATHE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Dooji Wooji”
  • MAKE THE WORLD YOUR OWN  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Playground”
  • HEART’S DESIRE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Never Did I Dream”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “IT’S A FULL MOON!” (6.10.17)

11 Jun

I missed the actual full moon by one night (story of my life). Still,how often can you spend a couple of hours listening to a few of the great moon songs? Once in a blue moon?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I WISHED ON THE MOON  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Embraceable You”
  • FLY ME TO THE MOON  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • THERE OUGHT TO BE A MOOLIGHT SAVINGS TIME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • MOONLIGHT PICNIC  /  Gelber & Manning  /  “Moonlight Picnic”                                                
  • MOONLIGHT SERENADE  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirting With Twilight”
  • MOON AND SAND  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Never Let Me Go”
  • NO MOON AT ALL  /  Julian Yeo  /  “Deep Purple Dreams”
  • AMERICAN MOON  /  Bobby Dimple  /  “The Heart’s Delight Follies ‘69”
  • IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON  /  Stephane Grappelli  /  “Vintage Grappelli”
  • MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  The Coasters (Carl Gardner)  /  “There’s A Riot Goin’ On”
  • THAT OLD DEVIL MOON  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • MOONSHADOW DANCE  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “Moonshadow Dance”
  • MOONDANCE  /  Van Morrison  /  “Moondance”
  • SONG ABOUT THE MOON  /  Alexis Cole  /  “Dazzling Blue”
  • I WANNA TURN OUT MY LIGHT  /  April Barrows  /  “My Dream Is You”
  • IN THE EVENING BY THE MOONLIGHT  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina At Newport”
  • HOW HIGH THE MOON  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Johnny Crawford  /  “Rumors”
  • MOON RAY  /  Sara Yervand  /  “Introducing Sara Yervand”
  • MOON RIVER  /  Gavin Hope w/ Bill King  /  “For All We Know”
  •  DESTINATION MOON  /  Selena Evangeline w/Bill King  /  “Left Alone”
  • MOONFALL  /  Patti Cohenour  /  “The Mystery Of Edwin Drood”
  • POLKA DOTS & MOONBEAMS  /  Bill Evans Trio  /  “Turn Out The Stars”
  • THE MOON’S A HARSH MISTRESS  /  Thera Hoeijmans  /  “Another Mile”
  • OH YOU CRAZY MOON  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “EGO TRIP TRAVEL TIPS” (5.20.17)

22 May

There seems to be no way to avoid them these days, everyone’s doing it, so pack your selfie-stick, your mirror, your pen for signing autographs, and let’s all go on an Ego Trip! Of course, I’ve added a few cautionary tales to the itinerary, and a few of these trips come in for a crash landing.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album title

  • YOU’RE SO VAIN  /  Carly Simon  /  “Greatest Hits Vol. 1”
  • I’M HIP  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie 1975”
  •  THE BEST THING FOR YOU  /  George Evans  /  “Live At The Cellar”
  • PEEL ME A GRAPE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “The Main Ingredient”
  • I BELIEVE IN YOU  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “It Might As Well Be Swing”
  • THE BEST IS YET TO COME  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • A LOT OF LIVING TO DO  /  Sammy Davis  /  “Sammy Davis Jr. Belts The Best Of Broadway”
  • OLD WORLD CHARM  /  Maud Hixon  /  “Don’t Let A Good Thing Get Away”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Once To Every Heart”
  • YOU CAME A LONG WAY FROM ST. LOUIS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tammy Grimes  /  “Tammy Grimes”
  • HE’S A TRAMP  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • LOVE WON’T LET YOU GET AWAY  /  Seth MacFarlane & Sara Bareilles  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • I BELIEVE SHE WAS TALKIN’ ABOUT ME  /  Kevin Mahogany & Randy Travis  /  “Another Time Another Place”
  • PAY SOME ATTENTION TO ME  /  Lena Jansson  /  “That Certain Feeling”
  • I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER  /  Marc Pompe  /  “Monk’s Dream”
  • I FEEL PRETTY  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Sophie Milman”
  • YOU’RE BLASÉ  /  Stan Getz  /  “My Old Flame”
  • COMMON TOUCH  /  Nancy Kelly  /  “B That Way”
  • YOU’RE LOOKING AT ME  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • ON A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA  /  Morgana King  /  “This Is Always”
  • I CAN’T GET STARTED  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Sunday Express Vol. 2”
  • YOU’LL SEE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • WHEN IN ROME  /  Tina May  /  “A Wing & A Prayer”
  • BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “THE HEART WANTS WHAT IT WANTS” (5.6.17)

6 May

I believe human beings have one determinative principle – although principle seems to be a word that’s fallen from grace and practice these days. “The Heart Wants What It Wants” – Doesn’t that explain why people choose their partners, their meals, their cars, their politicians, and in the case of one of this week’s mystery vocalists, why he married his step-daughter. Emily Dickinson gave that phrase to the world in a letter.  I wonder if she would be happy about that today. I was happy about these songs for this week’s theme.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE BOY NEXT DOOR  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “I Like Men”
  • I DON’T KNOW WHY I JUST DO  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • I’M A FOOL TO WANT YOU  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”                              
  • I WANNA BE AROUND  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • I WANNA BE LOVED  /  Joanna Pascale  /  “Wildflower”
  • AFTER YOU GET WHAT YOU WANT  /  Julian Yeo  /  “You & The Night”
  • I MUST HAVE THAT MAN  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • I WANT A LITTLE GIRL  /  Nat Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • A MAN WHO CAN COOK  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • SINCE I FELL FOR YOU  /  Ian Shaw  /  “The Abbey Road Sessions”
  • ADDICTED TO LOVE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries I Champagne”
  • IT’S BAD FOR ME  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Rosemary Clooney & Benny Goodman  /  “Rosemary Clooney: Jazz Singer”
  • I WANT TO BE A SIDEMAN  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENT  /  Sting  /  “The Last Ship”
  • BLIND AS A BAT  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “When You Make me Smile”
  • I WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOU  /  Nicholas Bearde  /  “Invitation”
  • AN OLD STUFFED CHAIR  /  April Barrows  /  “My Dream Is You”
  • SO NICE  /  Tamar Korn  /  “The Rhythm Method”
  • I’M THROUGH WITH LOVE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Woody Allen
  • LET’S MISBEHAVE  /  King Powell  /  “King Powell”
  • DO IT AGAIN  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • PLEASE SEND ME SOMEONE TO LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “You Got What It Takes”
  • WORRISOME HEART  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Worrisome Heart”
  • SO I LOVE YOU  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love”
  • AND SO IT GOES  /  Gavin Hope  /  “For All We Know”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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