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PLAYLIST FOR “HALLOWEEN PARTY 2018” (10.27.18)

28 Oct

Time for my annual Halloween party with haunting melodies sung by some of my favorite ghosts and others. Another Turntable For One tradition: trick or treaters coming to the door dressed in celebrity costumes and me handing out appropriate songs to them (since I’ve usually eaten all of the Halloween candy by then). This year, because of the truly scary and horrible events of Saturday and the past week(s), I started with a special Nina Simone song I’d play if the poor battered and beleaguered world came to my door. Nina recorded that song in 1968. Why is it still so heartbreakingly relevant today?

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

  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone And Piano”
  • HALLOWEEN SPOOKS  /  Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross  /  “The Hottest New Group In Jazz”
  • THE HOUSE IS HAUNTED  /  Lisa Lindsley  /  “Long After Midnight”
  • (TV Weather Reporters)  /  SINGING IN THE RAIN  /  Paul Jost  /  “Breaking Through”
  • IN MY SOLITUDE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Sophisticated Lady”
  • (Kanye West)  /  TWISTED  /  Lambert, Hendricks, And Ross  /  “The Hottest New Group In Jazz”
  • DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD  /  Lillie Kae  /  “I’m Glad There’s You”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • (Alexa)  /  CANDY  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Nelson Eddy  /  “Ghost Riders In The Sky”
  • I PUT A SPELL ON YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “I Put A Spell On you”
  • (Edgar Allan Poe)  /  BYE BYE BLACKBIRD  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • LULLABY OF BIRDLAND  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At Zardi’s”
  • (Robert Mueller)  /  I’VE GOT MY EYES ON YOU  /  Fred Astaire  /  “The Special Magic of Fred Astaire”
  • GHOST OF YESTERDAY  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • (Hillary Clinton)  /  HOW CAN I MISS YOU (WHEN YOU DON’T GO AWAY)  /  Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks  /  “Original Recordings”
  • BEWITCHED  /  Pamela Luss  /  “Bewitched & Witchcraft”
  • HAUNTED HOUSE  /  Andy Scott  /  “Angels”
  • (Ruth Bader Ginsburg)  /  CERTIFIED SENIOR CITIZEN  /  Nancy Stearns  /  “A Wish”
  • THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  Tony Bennett & Dave Brubeck  /  “Bennett & Brubeck: The White House Session”
  • I DON’T STAND A GHOST OF A CHANCE WITH YOU  /  Yusef Lateef  /  “Relax Jazz”
  • YOU ARE THERE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • WHISTLING AWAY THE DARK  /  Wesla Whitfield  /  “Livin’ On Love”
  • WHISTLING PAST THE GRAVEYARD  /  Holly Cole  /  “Night”
  • (Joe Biden & Bernie Sanders)  /  I’LL BE AROUND  /  Willie Nelson  /  “My Way”
  • HAUNTED HEART  /  Kate McGarry  /  “Easy To Love”
  • I SEE YOUR FACE BEFORE ME  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “I HEAR DEAD PEOPLE” (1/21/17)

23 Jan

I paid tribute to some of the singers, musicians, arrangers, composers (and even a music producer) who died in 2016.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • YOUR MIND IS ON VACATION  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Best of Mose Allison”
  • SOOTHE ME  /  Toots Thielemans w/ Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • SEULE CE SOIR  /  Leo Marjane  /  “Essentiel”
  • LIVING WITHOUT YOU  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • LOVE THEME FROM SPARTACUS  /  Bill Evan w/ Jeremy Steig  /  “What’s New”
  • TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY  /  Bobby Vee  /  “The Legendary Masters”        
  • OH, WHAT A NIGHT  /  Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons  /  “The Very Best Of Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons”
  • CHAPEL OF LOVE  /  Dixie Cups  /   Chapel Of Love”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  George Michael  /  “Songs From The Last Century”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Johnny Mathis  /   The Essential Johnny Mathis”
  • VEM KAN SEGLA FORUTAN VIND  /  The Real Group w/ Toots Thielemans  /  “One For All”
  • MATZOH BALLS  /  Slim Gaillard  /  “Slim Gaillard Remastered”
  • DELICATESSEN  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • OSCAR BRAND INTERVIEWS DYLAN 
  • YOU GOTTA BELIEVE  /  Dan Hicks  /  “Strike It Rich”
  • WHEN YOU ARE NEAR  /  Bobby Hutcherson  /  “Happenings”
  • THEME FROM THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS  /  (Mystery Dead Vocalist)  /  Patty Duke  /  “Patty Duke Sings Songs From Valley Of The Dolls”
  • OSCAR MAYER WEINER SONG  / 
  • HOW INSENSITIVE  /  Frank Sinatra/Tom Jobim  /  “Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings”
  • I WAS A FOOL TO LET YOU GO  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • STORMY WEATHER  /  Kay Starr  /  “Kay Starr”
  • I’M OLD FASHIONED  /  Julius LaRosa  /  “Julius LaRosa”
  • THE PREACHER  /  Horace Silver  /  “The Best Of Horace Silver”
  • BIRD ON A WIRE  /  Leonard Cohen  /  “Live Songs”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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