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PLAYLIST FOR “LYRICS CAME LATER” (11.20.21)

21 Nov

In the beginning was the Word. Okay, fine. But not this week. Not on this show. Almost everything I played started out as an instrumental and the lyrics came later. To bring things back to reality, I ended with a melody played so beautifully that I don’t think it really needed the lyrics added later and, finally, with a lyric that Johnny Mercer wrote but didn’t live long enough to set to music. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MOOD INDIGO  /  Nina Simone  /  “Little Girl Blue”
  • LAURA  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Portrait Of Kevin Mahogany”
  • THE BAD IN EVERY MAN  /  The Attic Band  /  “Blue Moon”
  • BLUE MOON  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session”
  • LI’L DARLIN’  /  Count Basie  /  “Standing Ovation”
  • LI’L DARLIN’  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • DON’T DREAM OF ANYBODY BUT ME  /  Bobby Darin  /  “This Is Darin”
  • THE BLUEST KIND OF BLUE  /  Hetty Kate  /  “11:60 PM”
  • PARKER’S MOOD  /  Marion Cowings  /  “Sing A Song Of Bird”
  • CUTE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ann-Margaret  /  “Songs From The Swinger”
  • SOPHISTICATED LADY  /  Ben Webster  /  “Compact Jazz: The Verve Years”
  • SOPHISTICATED LADY  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Bennett Sings Ellington/Hot & Cool”
  • DAT DERE  /  Bobby Timmons  /  “In Person”
  • DAT DERE  /  Sheila Jordan  /  “Portrait Of Sheila Jordan”
  • STOLEN MOMENTS & MURDER BY NUMBERS  /  Frank Zappa & Sting  /  “Broadway The Hard Way”
  • STOLEN MOMENTS  /  Mark Murphy  /  Love Is What Stays”
  • OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Gretje Angell  /  “In Any Key”
  • I GUESS I’LL HAVE TO CHANGE MY PLANS  /  Mel Torme & Jonathan Schwatrz  /  “Mel Torme & Friends”
  • MIDNIGHT SUN  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Lush Life”
  • WALTZ FOR DEBBY  /  Paul Jost  /  “Breaking Through”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie”
  • I REMEMBER CLIFFORD  /  Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “Still Live”
  • WHEN OCTOBER GOES  /  Barry Manilow  /  “2:00 AM Paradise Café”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HALLOWEEN PARTY 2021”

1 Nov

It’s that time again, time when ghastly, ghostly white apparitions appear. The living dead, their eyes open but unseeing, their mouths moving but they say nothing. I know, I just described the U.S. Senate, but that’s not what the show was about this week. I served up a bobbing bucket full of great ghoulish songs at the annual Turntable for One Halloween party! And, best of all, I got to play my favorite game. When Trick Or Treaters came to the door, I got to guess who they were dressed up to be and give them an appropriate song. (Professional tip: This also saves a ton of money on candy.) 

(Trick Or Treater Costume)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HALLOWEEN SPOOKS  /  Lambert, Hendricks, And Ross  /  “The Hottest Group In Jazz”
  • SPOOKY  /  Anne Farnsworth  /  “Sealed With A Kiss”
  • (Mark Zuckerberg)  /  I WANT TO BE EVIL  /  Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings  /  “Groovin’”
  • I PUT A SPELL ON YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “I Put A Spell On You”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ultimate Sinatra”
  • (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)  /  YOU’RE GONNA HEAR FROM ME  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Confessions”
  • (Joe Biden)  /  WHAT DID I HAVE THAT I DON’T HAVE NOW  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Great Songs From Stage & Screen”
  • BEWITCHED  /  Pamela Luss & Houston Person  /  “Bewitched”
  • JEEPERS CREEPERS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Hayley  Mills  /.  “Let’s Get Together With Hayley Mills”
  • DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD  /  Lou Levy  /  “I’m Old Fashioned”
  • (Krysten Sinema & Joe Manchin)  /  UNDECIDED  /  Cyrille Aimee & New Orleans Jazz Orchestra  /  “Petite Fleur”
  • I’M JUST A HUNGRY MAN  /  Mark Winkler  /  “I’m Just A Hungry Man”
  • HAUNTED HEART  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “Hearts And Minds”
  • CANDY  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • (Marjorie Taylor Greene)  /  YOUR MIND IS ON VACATION  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend: Live In California”
  • I’D RATHER BE BURNED AS A WITCH  /  Rene Marie  /  “I Wanna Be Evil”
  • I’M LIKE A NEW BROOM  /  Jonathan Schwartz  /  “Alone Together”
  • COME FLY WITH ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love”
  • (Kamala Harris)  /  IT’S KIND OF LONESOME OUT TONIGHT  /  Anais Reno  /  “Lovesome Thing”
  • THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  Tony Bennett & Dave Brubeck  /  “Bennett & Brubeck: The White House Sessions”
  • THE HOUSE IS HAUNTED  /  Holly Cole  /  “Holly Cole”
  • I DON’T STAND A GHOST OF A CHANCE WITH YOU  /  Count Basie  /  “Basic Basie”
  • GHOST OF YESTERDAY  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • A LITTLE TASTE  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Confession”
  • (Liz Cheney)  /  BY MYSELF  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Let Yourself Go”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LOTSA LUCK” (10.2.21)

3 Oct

Good luck, best of luck, lucky day, lucky duck, lucky dog, lucky devil, all the luck, with a little bit of luck,  lucky charm, beginners luck, just my luck – are you seeing a pattern here? I saw a musical theme.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LUCKY BE A LADY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Best Of Vegas”
  • LUCKY  /  Molly Johnson  /  “Lucky”
  • I’M JUST A LUCKY SO AND SO  /  Dr. John and the WDR Big Band  /  “Big Band Voodoo”
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Samara Joy  /  “Samara Joy
  • DON’T YOU WANT TO GET LUCKY?  /  Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums  /  “Some Like It Hot”
  • MR. LUCKY  /  Buddy Rich Big Band  /  “Mercy, Mercy”
  • AIN’T THAT A KICK IN THE HEAD  /  Dean Martin  /  “Dean Martin: The Capitol Recordings”
  •  HE’S FUNNY THAT WAY  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME  /  Lorez Alexandria  /   “Singing Songs Everyone Knows”
  • THIS IS MY LUCKY DAY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Anthony Perkins  /  “From My Heart”
  • LUCKY IN LOVE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Little Girl Blue”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Tony Bennett & Diana Krall  /  “Spotify Singles”
  • BAD LUCK  /  Dinah Washington  /  “Walkman Jazz Dinah Washington Sings The Blues”
  • BUT NOT FOR ME  /  Joe Pesci & Joey DeFrancisco  /  “Falling in Love Again”
  • CHEEK TO CHEEK  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • SWEET LORRAINE  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • YOU ARE MY LUCKY STAR  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Petula Clark  /  “You Are My Lucky Star”
  • BLUESETTE  /  Toots Thielemans  /  “Live”
  • THAT LUCKY OLD SUN  /  k.d. Lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art of Dreaming”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Lucky Thompson  /  “Soul’s Nite Out”
  • IF I’M LUCKY  /  Melody Gardot, Charlie Haden Quartet West  /  “Sophisticated Ladies”
  • I’VE GOT BEGINNER’S LUCK  /  Pinky Winters  /  “Let’s Be Buddies”
  • YOU ARE TOO BEAUTIFUL  /  John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman  /  “John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman”
  • TIME AFTER TIME  /  Morgana King  /  “Tender Moments”
  • LUCKY TO ME BE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Company I Keep”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE TELEPHONE” (9.25.21)

26 Sep

This was the week of WMNR’s Fall Fundraising Drive and many of the broadcasters and staff took to the airwaves to ask, cajole, exhort, plead, beg for listeners to call in to make a pledge. I tried to be a little more laid back, subtle, and subliminal, playing songs with telephone in the title or lyrics. Plus I also asked, cajoled, exhorted, etc., etc. to make a few buck for the station. Wondering what Just In Time and The Party’s Over has to do with the telephone? I refer you to the synopsis of Bells Are Ringing.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • CALL ME  /  Andy James  /  “Tu Amor”
  • ALL ALONE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Sassy Swings Again”
  • YOU DON’T CALL ME  /  Simone Kopmajer  /  “My Favorite Songs”
  • JELLY, JELLY  /  Billy Eckstine & Count Basie  /  “Count Basie & Friends 100th Birthday Bash”
  • BLESS THE TELEPHONE  /  Nicky Schrire  /  “Space & Time”
  • HELLO, MA  BABY  /  Julian Yeo  /  “1923”
  • I’M CHECKING OUT GOOMBYE  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Strictly Romancin”
  • SATIN DOLL  /  Phish  /  “Live Phish”
  • THE TELEPHONE SONG  /  Gemma Sherry  /  “Music To Dream To”
  • HALLELUJAH I LOVE HER SO  /  Ray Charles  /  “Live At l’Olympia”
  • TEA FOR TWO  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Freda Payne & Kurt Elling  /  “Let There Be Love”
  • A PHONE CALL TO THE PAST  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “From Broken Hearts To The Blue Skies”
  • CHANGE PARTNERS  /  Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim  /  “Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings”
  • JUST IN TIME  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At The Village Gate”
  • BASEBALL  /  Bob Newhart  /  “Off The Record”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • IT’S ALWAYS 4 A.M.  /  Judy Roberts  /  “The Other World”
  • THESE FOOLISH THINGS  /  Aaron Neville  /  “The Grand Tour”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • I AIN’T GOT NOTHING BUT THE BLUES  /  Kenny Washington  /  “What’s The Hurry”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Just One Of Those Things”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO NEW YORK” (9.11.21)

12 Sep

First show of my 12th season. It was great to be back. But, as reluctant as I am to admit it, the day was certainly not about me. It was September 11th. So for New York, and for anyone and everyone with scars on their heart for what happened on that day twenty years ago, I played songs celebrating the indomitable spirit, the complexity, and the inspiration that is New York City. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • TAKE THE “A” TRAIN  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Sophisticated Lady”
  • LULLABY OF BROADWAY  /  Tony Bennett & The Chicks  /  “Duets An American Classic”
  • MANHATTAN  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • MANHATTAN  /  Sara Bareilles  /  “Brave Enough: Live At The Variety Playhouse”
  • THE ZABAR SHUFFLE  /  Aaron Weinstein  /  “3×3”
  • NEW YORK’S MY HOME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Lazy Afternoon”
  • IN A NEW YORK MINUTE  /  Ian Shaw  /  A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • BROOKLYN BRIDGE  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Great City”
  • NEW YORK NEW YORK  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  David Hasselhoff  /  “David Hasselhoff Sings America”
  • SUNDAY IN NEW YORK  /  Kelly Green  /  “Life Rearranged”
  • BIG APPLE CONTEST  /  Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Swing Out”
  • NEW YORK CITY BLUES  /  Sammy Davis Jr. & Count Basie  /  “Our Shining Hour”
  • TAKE ME BACK TO MANHATTAN  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Still on The Road”
  • ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK  /  Sting  /  “Live In Berlin”
  • AUTUMN IN NEW YORK  /  Charlie Parker  /  “Charlie Parker For Lovers”
  • BROADWAY  /  Greta Matassa  /  “I Wanna Be Loved”
  • KILLED A CAT  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Silver Morning”
  • LULLABY OF BIRDLAND  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Mariah Carey  /  “The Rarities”
  • A HEART IN NEW YORK  /  Art Garfunkel  /  “The Concert In Central Park”
  • HARLEM ON MY MIND  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Harlem On My Mind”
  • DO YOU MISS NEW YORK?  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “At The Algonquin”
  • NEW YORK STATE OF MIND  /  Nancy Kelly  /  “Born To Swing”
  • AN AMERICAN TUNE  /  Kurt Elling  /  “1619 Broadway/The Brill Building Project”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “EARLY BIRDS VS NIGHT OWLS (AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST) (9.4.21)

5 Sep

Well, I didn’t quite make it in for the Fall season premiere. I’ll have to try that again next week. Instead we listened to a favorite show from a couple years ago. Here’s what I said about then:

I believe there are two kinds of people in the world – morning people and night people. I vote for the latter because they have the good sense and good taste to stay up and listen to my show.  But I played songs for both just in case…

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING  /  Ray Charles & Count Basie  /  “Ray Sings, Count Basie Swings”
  • MOONDANCE  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Here, There, & Everywhere”
  • MORNIN’  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life, Collected”
  • OUR DELIGHT  /  3rd Coast Vocals  /  “3VC”
  • DRINKING AGAIN  /  Dinah Washington  /  Dinah ‘62”
  • NIGHT LIFE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “September Ballads”
  • I GOT THE SUN IN THE MORNING  /  Allegra Levy  /  “Looking At The Moon”
  • NIGHT LIGHTS  /  Gerry Mulligan  /  Night Lights”
  • NIGHT LIGHTS  /  Bobby Scott  /  “For Sentimental Reasons”
  • WHEN THE RED RED ROBIN  /  (Mystery Melody)  /  Molly Lyons  /  “Verses Only!”
  • THE LAMP IS LOW  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • NIGHT AND DAY  /  Willie Nelson  /  “My Way”
  • IT’S ALWAYS 4 AM  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Blue & Pink: The Blue Songs”
  • DAYBREAK  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To The Ladies”
  • GOOD MORNING COWBOY  /  Cyrille Aimee & Diego Figueiredo  /  “Smile”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Jamie Cullum & Laura Mvula  /  “Interlude”
  • NIGHT SONG  /  Nina Simone  /  “Broadway – Blues – Ballads”
  • IN THE EVENIN’  /  Joe Williams  /  “At Newport ‘63”
  • THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES  /  Irene Kral  /  “Second Chance”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Michel Legrand  /  “Legrand Jazz”
  • DAWN  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • THE NIGHT WE CALLED IT A DAY  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS  /  Carin Lundin  /  “Babble”
  • SKYLARK  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington  /  “Francis A. & Edward K.”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “UNHAPPY ENDINGS” (AN ARCHIVE REBROADCAST) (8.21.21)

22 Aug

I’m almost back – but I’m not quite ready to bring my vacation to an untimely end, so I’m playing a couple weeks of shows from the archive. I’ll be back live on Sept. 4th! Here’s what I said about last night’s show when it was live  a year and a half ago:

Do you like stores with happy endings? Well, this show wasn’t going to make you very happy. Unless, of course, you like wonderful singers and musicians interpreting sad songs (at all kinds of tempos). Happy now?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE END OF A LOVE AFFAIR  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • BUT NOT FOR ME  /  Joe Pesci & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “Falling Love Again”
  • YOU’RE LOOKING AT ME  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You”
  • CAN’T WE BE FRIENDS  /  Thomas Quastoff  /  “The Jazz Album”
  • JUST FRIENDS  /  Sarah Vaughan & Count Basie  /  “Send In The Clowns”
  • GUESS I’LL HANG MY TEARS OUT TO DRY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Only The Lonely”
  • GOOD TIMES  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers & Losers”
  • WHEN I LOST YOU  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Bennett/Berlin”
  • DON’T WORRY ‘BOUT ME  /  Fiona Apple & Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This
  • I’VE ONLY MYSELF TO BLAME  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • SINCE I FELL FOR YOU  /  Mark Murphy & The Metropole Orchestra  /  “The Dream”
  • HE WAS TOO GOOD TO ME  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At The Village Gate”
  • THE MASQUERADE IS OVER  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Song Society Vol. 2”
  • THE DEVIL ON MY CELL PHONE  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • NO ONE EVER TELLS YOU  /  Jackie Ryan  /  Listen Here”
  • TOO SOON TO TELL  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Madeline Eastman & Kenny Barron  /  “Art Attack”
  • SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES  /  Keith Jarrrett Trio  /  “Tribute”
  • CRY, BUTTERCUP, CRY  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant & Artemis  /  “Artemis”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Tom Rust & John Horler  /  “Lucky To Be Me”
  • THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Dream”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Sally Mayes  /  “Our Private World”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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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 “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 “REDUX” (3.20.21)

21 Mar

I divided the show into two parts this week, one part the traditional Turntable For One party for St. Patrick’s Day, replete with Irish singers and musicians, Irish-American singers and musicians, and the most important Turntable for One tradition of all: me eating a bowl of Lucky Charms on the air. To celebrate the fact that this was my first live show from the station in a long, long while, in the second part of the show I shared some of the music that helped get me through the last 12 months of sheltering in place. So nice to be back, like Spring flowers, green grass, and seasonal allergies.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • DETOUR AHEAD  /  Mary Coughlan  /  “Long Honeymoon”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Imelda May & Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Love Is What Stays”
  • I SHOULD CARE  /  Louis Stewart  /  Core Business”
  • SOLITUDE  /  Flo McSweeney  /  “Picture In A Frame”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE  /  Dr. Linley Hamilton  /  “Making Other Arrangements”
  • HEAD SONG  /  The Nualas  /  “Live & Available”
  • ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT  /  Paul Buchanan & Chris Boti  /  “Live With Orchestra & Special Guests”
  • DANNY BOY  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “A Multitude of Angels”
  • WHEN YOU’RE SMILING  /  Hadrien Remy & Sarah Lancman  
  • ANYTHING GOES  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “True Love”
  • MOON RIVER  /  James Taylor  /  “American Standard”
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  Candace Springs  /  “The Women Who Raised Me”
  • PENNIES FROM HEAVEN  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie” The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • LIL’ DARLIN’  /  Count Basie  /  “Count Basie’s Finest Hour”
  • LIL’ DARLIN’  /  Homer & Jethro  /  “It Ain’t Necessarily Square”
  • THE MAN WITH THE HORN  /  Calabria Foti  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • SPRING IS HERE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Only The Lonely”
  • BODY & SOUL  /  Jackie Ryan & Terry Gibbs  /  “Grand Masters Of Swing”
  • BLOOD COUNT  /  Stan Getz  /  “Anniversary-”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Honor Heffernan  /  “Fire & Ice”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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