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PLAYLIST FOR “MISS YOU, MR. MERCER” (5.26.18)

28 May

This week, almost on the anniversary of his death, I barely scratched the surface of Johnny Mercer’s 1400 songs.  A valiant effort, a daunting task, but a couple hours of great music.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MISS YOU MR. MERCER  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • DAY IN DAY OUT  /  Nat King Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Johnny Mercer Songbook”
  • THE DAYS OF WINE & ROSES  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Live At The Bugle Boy”
  • JEEPERS CREEPERS  /  Julius LaRosa  /  “Julius LaRosa”
  • COME RAIN OR COME SHINE/  Nancy LaMott  /  “Come Rain Or Come Shine”
  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Sammy Davis & Count Basie  /  “Our Shining Hour”
  • TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS  /  Helen Merrill  /  “Casa Forte”
  • WHATCHA MA CALL IT  /  Johnny Mercer  /  “Moon River”
  • EMILY  /  Bill Evans Trio  /  “Turn Out The Stars”
  • SATIN DOLL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  The Coasters  /  “Johnny Mercer Covers”
  • MY NEW CELEBRITY IS YOU  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • TRAV’LIN’ LIGHT  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving me Crazy”
  • LAURA  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Portrait of Kevin Mahogany”
  • LAZYBONES  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Sister Orchid”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  Jazzmeia Horn  /  “A Social Call”
  • DREAM  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ringo Starr  /  “Sentimental Journey”
  • WHEN OCTOBER GOES  /  Barry Manilow  /  “2:00 AM Paradise Café”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Bye Bye Blackbird”
  • DRINKING AGAIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The World We Knew”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Tony DeSare  /  “One For My Baby”
  • SKYLARK  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • AND SO TO BED  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “John Pizzarelli Salutes Johnny Mercer”
  •  PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “THE BLUES” (4.14.18)

15 Apr

If you were a color, what color would you be? (You can think about after you read the rest of this.) Last night, I was blue, all shades, all hues, all blues – and all swinging. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ALL BLUES  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Double Rainbow”
  • LADY SINGS THE BLUES  /  Billie Holiday  /  “The Carnegie Hall Concert”
  • MOOD INDIGO  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “In The Wee Small Hours”
  • BLUE TURNING GREY OVER YOU  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Harlem On My Mind”
  • THE BLUES DON’T CARE  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • STRAIGHT AHEAD  /  Jimmy Smith  /  “Bluesmith”
  • LEARNIN’ THE BLUES  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • JOE WILLIAMS BLUES  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At Zardi’s”
  • ME AND THE BLUES  /  Joe Williams  /  “Me & The Blues”
  • BLUE DRAG  /  Linda Carone  /  “Black Moonlight”
  • WHEN SUNNY GETS BLUE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jack Webb  /  “Just The Tracks, Ma’am”
  • TODAY I SING THE BLUES  /  Randy Crawford  /  “No Regrets”
  • EVERYDAY I HAVE THE BLUES  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving Me Crazy”
  • NO MORE BLUES  /  Roberta Gambarini  /  “Easy To Love”
  • BLEE BLOP BLUES  /  Count Basie  /  “Count Basie At Newport 1957”
  • BLUES ARE BREWIN  /  Weslia Whitfield  /  “Beautiful Love”
  • MISTY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tom Selleck  /  “Magnum P.I.”
  • WILD WOMEN DON’T GET THE BLUES  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant  /  “Dreams & Daggers
  • UNDECIDED BLUES  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Playin’ With My Friends”
  • FINE AND MELLOW  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At Town Hall”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Sarah Lancman & Michel Perez  /  “Dark”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Tony DeSare & Edward Derrick  /  “One for My Baby”
  • I GOT IT BAD  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • MEANING OF THE BLUES  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • GEORGIA ROSE  /  Gavin Hope  /  “For All We Know”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “COMING & GOING” (4.7.18)

9 Apr

Get the feeling these days you don’t know whether you’re coming or going? This show didn’t make things better because that what all the music was about. Not helpful? Hey – Do I look like Dr. Phil?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album title

  • SOMETHING’S COMING  /  Lilly Thornton  /  “Something’s Coming”
  • COME FLY WITH ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • COME DANCE WITH ME  /  Diana Krall  /  “From This Moment On”
  • I’M GONNA MOVE TO THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWN  /  Ray Charles  /  “United We Swing: The Best Of The JALC Galas”
  • YOU CAME A LONG WAY FROM ST. LOUIS  /  Peggy Lee & George Shearing  /  “Beauty & The Beat”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We met?”
  • COMES LOVE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • HELLO I MUST BE GOING  /  Groucho Marx  /  “Comedy Tonight: The Golden Age”
  • COME BACK TO ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • GOIN’ OUT OF MY HEAD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Pat Collins  /  “The Hip Hypnotist”
  • THE BEST IS YET TO COME  /  Delicatessen Jazz  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • GONE, GONE, GONE  /  Miles Davis  /  “Porgy & Bess”
  • GO TO HELL  /  Nina Simone  /  “Silk & Soul”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • COME RUNNIN’  /  Lena Horne  /  “Lena Horne At The Waldorf Astoria”
  • GONE WITH THE WIND  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At Zardi’s”
  • BABY WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ricky Nelson  /  “More Songs By Ricky”
  • I’M GONNA GO FISHIN’  /  Carol Welsman  /  “I Like Men”
  • DON’T GO TO STRANGERS  /  Arthur Prysock & Count Basie  /  “Arthur Prysock/Count Basie”
  • IF YOU GO AWAY  /  Inger Marie Gunderson  /  “By Myself”
  • ANYTHING GOES  /  Calabira Foti  /  “In The Still Of The Night”
  • YOU GO TO MY HEAD  /  Tony DeSare & Edward Decker  /  “One For My Baby”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • AND SO IT GOES  /  Gavin Hope  /  “For All We Know”
  • TIME TO GO  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Dreams”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY” (3.17.17)

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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PLAYLIST FOR “STALKER WEEK” – AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST – (1.13.18)

15 Jan

I couldn’t do a live show this past week, so I offered one of my favorite shows from the Turntable For One archives.

 

Every week I try to play music that strikes a chord with as many audiences as possible. Still, there’s been one group, hidden in the shadows, I’ve ignored…until this week. Stalkers – this one was for you!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THEN I’LL BE HAPPY  /  Joe Williams  /  “The Song is You”
  • TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Listen Here”
  • ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • I WILL WAIT FOR YOU  /  Daniela Schachter  /  “Purple Butterfly”
  • I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • I’VE GOT MY EYES ON YOU  /  Dianne Reeves  /  Good Night & Good Luck”
  • EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE  /  The Police  /  “Synchronicity”
  • THE MORE I SEE YOU  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Falling In Love With Love”
  • WALKIN’ AFTER MIDNIGHT  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Something Cool”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW ME  /  Harry Connick, Jr.  /  “Only You”
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  Stephane Grappelli  /  “The Collection”
  • YOU’RE GONNA SEE A LOT OF ME  /  Lisa Ekdahl  /  “When Did You Leave Heaven?”
  • THAT OLD FEELING  /  Cleo Laine  /  “That Old Feeling”
  • WHERE ARE YOU?  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Shadows In the Night”
  • WHERE CAN I GO WITHOUT YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “Forbidden Fruit”
  • THE BOY NEXT DOOR  /  Champian Fulton  /  “Change Partners: Live At Yardbird Suite”
  • I’M SHADOWING YOU  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings”
  • SLOW BOAT TO CHINA  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Twelve Nights In Hollywood”
  • SLOW BOAT TO CHINA  /  Homer & Jethro  /  “Confucius Say”
  • WATCHING  /  Renee Yoxon  /  “Here We Go Again”
  • WATCH WHAT HAPPENS  /  Thomas Quasthoff  /  “The Jazz Album”
  • IN LOVE IN VAIN  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Crazy & Mixed Up”
  • MICHAEL BUBLE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “The Vienna Affair”
  • DREAMER  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • I COULD WRITE A BOOK  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Complete Improv Recordings”                                  
  • SO IN LOVE  /  Roberta Gambarini  /  “So In Love”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “WALKING THE WALK & TALKING THE TALK” (12.16.17)

17 Dec

Sure, other radio shows may be more fun, more thoughtful, and more coherent, but no show walks the walk and talks the talk like Turntable For One…well, at least this week. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artists  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WALKING HAPPY  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • HAPPY TALK  /  Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley  /  “Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley”
  • LOVE WALKED IN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ultimate Sinatra”
  • WALKIN’ AFTER MIDNIGHT  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Something Cool”
  • I DON’T WANT TO HEAR IT ANYMORE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “The Way I Am”
  • TALKING TO MYSELF  / Sinne Eeg  /  “Remembering You”
  • STEPPIN’ OUT WITH MY BABY  /  Tony Bennett & Christina Aguilera  /  “Viva Duets”
  • TALK TO ME BABY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Annette Funicello  /  “Annette Sings Anka”
  • TALK TO ME BABY  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “The Songs Of Johnny Mercer”
  • WALKIN’ SHOES  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Sings Bobby Troup”
  • WALKIN’  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • SAY IT (OVER AND OVER)  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirting With Twilight”
  • TELL ME AND MORE AND THEN SOME  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • I WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOU  /  John Coltrane Quartet  /  “The Gentle Side Of John Coltrane”
  • TALK TO ME, TALK TO ME  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Harlem On My Mind”
  • SHOW ME  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Something Cool”
  • I COULD HAVE TOLD YOU  /  Arthur Prysock & Count Basie  /  “Arthur Prysock/Count Basie”
  • DANSEZ-SUR- MOI (GIRL TALK)  /  Cecile Messyasz  /  “Theo’s Lullaby”
  • WALKING MY BABY BACK HOME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “With Respect To Nat”
  • IN WALKED BUD  /  Carmen McRae  /  “The Look Of Love”
  • MUMBLES  /  Clark Terry  /  “Oscar Peterson Trio + One”
  • IF I HAD A TALKING PICTURE OF YOU  /  Seth MacFarlane & Norah Jones  /  “In Full Swing”
  • I WALK A LITTLE FASTER  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “They Say It’s Spring”
  • LET’S TAKE A WALK AROUND THE BLOCK  /  Julius LaRosa  /  “It’s A Warp”
  • WALK ON BY  /  Diana Krall  /  “Quiet Nights”
  • WINTER WONDERLAND  /  Kenny Rankin  /  A Christmas Album”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  

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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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