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PLAYLIST FOR “THE T.F.O. AWARDS” (3.2.19)

2 Mar

The Oscars, the Tonys, the Golden Globes, the Emmys, the Grammys – everybody loves award shows with all the attendant and attendees’ glitz and glamour. Shouldn’t I get a piece of this? Probably not, but when have I ever let good decisions or good taste interfere with my plans? So this week I made up arbitrary categories and presented awards to performers who, unlike myself, have made a positive difference to my show. Introducing the “T.F.O. Awards” – and, no, that doesn’t stand for Terrifying Fundamentalists Objectives. 

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

  • (Best Supporting Performance – Instrumental)  /  ALICE IN WONDERLAND  /  Roberta Gambarini & Dave Brubeck  /  “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  • (This Song Never Sounded So Good)  /  ROCK WITH YOU  /  Alyssa Allgood  /  “Exactly Like You”
  • (Achievement In Science Denying)  /  Sleepin’ Bee  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
  • (Most Unrecognizable Song)  /  I’LL BE YOUR BABY TONIGHT  /  Janet Planet  /  “Just Like A Woman”
  • (This Shouldn’t Work, But It Does)  /  PEEL ME A GRAPE  /  Blossom Dearie & Lyle Lovett
  • (Foreign Language Performance)  /  VEDRAI, VEDRAI  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Intermezzo”
  • (Singer I Never Thought I’d Play)  /  THAT’S MY DESIRE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ray Stevens  /  “Grover’s Hat Project”
  • (In Memoriam)  /  HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT  /  Kellye Gray  /  “And, They Call Us Cowboys”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old, New, Borrowed, and The Blues”
  • SLEEPY TIME GAL  /  Andre Previn & Dinah Shore  /  “Dinah Sings Previn Plays”
  • I SHOULD CARE  /  Andre Previn & Diahann Carroll  /  “The Magic Of Diahann Carroll”
  • LOOK AT HIM GO  /  Andre Previn & Itzhak Perlman  /  “A Different Kind Of Blue”
  • (Mad As Hell & I’m Not Taking It Anymore)  /  BIG DISCOUNT  /  Karrin Allyson  /  Some Of That Sunshine”
  • (Best Performance Forgetting Lyrics)  /  GONE WITH THE WIND  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At Zardi’s”
  • (When’s The Last Time You Heard This?)  /  BLUES IN HOSS FLAT  /  Count Basie  /  “Chairman Of The Board”
  • (Singer Who Won’t Send Me Her CDs)  /  IT’S ALRIGHT WITH ME  /  Calabria Foti  /  “In The Still Of The Night”
  • (The Mose Allison Irony Isn’t Dead Award)  /  EVERYBODY THINKS YOU’RE AN ANGEL  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Way Of The World”
  • (Singer I Never Heard of Until This Week)  /  FOUR BROTHERS  /  Trish Hatley  /  “I Remember: Second Set”
  • (When Worlds Collide Award)  /  CARO MIO BEN  /  Joyce DiDonato  /  “Songplay”
  • (Heart On Sleeve)  /  BABY I’M A FOOL  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Live In Europe”
  • (Lifetime Achievement) / SOME OTHER TIME  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • (Song I Always Wanted To End The Show)  /  SWEET SLUMBER  /  Jimmy Witherspoon & Jack McDuff   /  “The Blues Is Now”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “GROUNDHOG DAY!” (2.2.19)

2 Feb

Explain to me again why we created a holiday to honor an ugly, destructive rodent and a misguided superstition while continuing to discredit the value of scientific facts in our lives? I based my Groundhog Day celebration on the classic movie and this rule: If you hear a song once this week, you’re going to hear it at least twice. (Okay, I did start the show with one Groundhog Day song.)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ME AND MY SHADOW  /  Marion Montgomery  /  “What’s New”
  • MEMORIES OF YOU  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Rare Sinatra”
  • MEMORIES OF YOU  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Point Of No Return”
  • NOBODY’S HEART  /  Diahann Carroll & Andre Previn  /  “Diahann Carroll & Andre Previn Trio”
  • NOBODY’S HEART  /  Doris Day & Andre Previn  /  “Duet”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”   
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Best Of Tony Bennett” 
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Seal with The Puppini Sisters  /  “Standards”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  The Ault Sisters  /  “Timeless”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Gerry Mulligan  /  “The Concert Jazz Band At The Village Vanguard”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Grand Masters Of Jazz”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Wild & Free: Live At The Keystone Korner”
  • TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT  /  Mel Torme  /  “Mel Torme: Swings Shubert Alley”
  • TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Devil May Care”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald w/ Ellis Larkin  /  “Songs In A Mellow Mood”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Gregory Porter /  “Ella With the London Symphony Orchestra”
  • ONCE UPON A SUMMERTIME   /  Blossom Dearie   / “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • ONCE UPON A SUMMERTIME  /  Michel Legrand  /  “Live At Fat Tuesday’s”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Bill Evans  /  “Bill Evans: The Complete Riverside Recordings”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Hailey Tuck  /  “Junk”
  • BLACKBIRD  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • BLACKBIRD  /  Judith Owen  /  “Rediscovered”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “EPITAPHS” (4.16.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers #thelastword

17 Apr

Have you thought about your epitaph? Have you thought about what you’d like to say as your last word – forever? How about a few suggestions to help you decide?

SONG TITLE  / Artist  /  CD or Album Title

 

  • PLEASE DON’T TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I’M GONE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra Swings”
  • I SHOULD CARE  /  Diahann Carroll  /  “The Magic Of Diahann Carroll”
  • WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • BORN TO LOSE  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “The Blue Room”
  • ALL BY MYSELF  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Oh! Look At Me Now”
  • WHAT GOES UP (MUST COME DOWN)  /  Shepley Metcalf  /  “Don’t Bother To Knock”
  • SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD  /  Diana Krall  /  “Wallflower”
  • LOOKIN’ GOOD  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Sunday Express”
  • I WILL WAIT FOR YOU  /  Daniela Schachter  /  “Purple Butterfly”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • I WONDER WHO’S KISSING HER NOW  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Shel Silverstein  /  Hairy Jazz”
  • STOP THIS TRAIN  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story?”
  • AT LEAST WE GOT TO THE RACE  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Don’t Cry For No Hipster”
  • I HAVE THE FEELING I’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE  /  Greta Metassa  /  “Two For The Road”
  • GOT A DATE WITH AN ANGEL  /  The Four Freshmen  /  “Spotlight On The Four Freshmen”
  • HAS ANYONE HERE SEEN BASIE?  /  Count Basie  /  “Basie Plays Hefti”
  • TIME TO GO  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Don’t Be So Blue”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Nat King Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • WE’LL MEET AGAIN  /  She & Him  /  “Classics”
  • DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE  /  Barry Manilow  /  “Singing With The Big Bands”
  • I WONDER WHAT BECAME OF ME  /  Trijntje Oosterhuis & Toots Thielemans  /  “One More For The Road”
  • GONE  /  Miles Davis  /  Porgy & Bess”
  • WHAT A LITTLE MOONLIGHT CAN DO  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Billie’s Best”
  • DON’T LIKE GOODBYES  /  Tony Bennett  /  The Art Of Romance”
  • HARD TO SAY GOODBYE  /  The Real Group  /  “One For All”
  • TOO DARN HOT  /  Sara Gazarek  /  “At The Cookery”
  • WAITER THE CHECK  /  Nicki Leighton-Thomas  /  “Forbidden Games”
  • DID I EVER REALLY LIVE?  / Joe Williams  /  “One More For My Baby”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings Comden & Green”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “TRICK OR TREAT AT TURNTABLE FOR ONE” (10.31.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers #Halloween

31 Oct

How would you like an evening filled with witches, ghosts, and goblins? Then watch one of the Presidential candidate debates. If, instead, you’d like an hour of swinging, haunting Halloween songs, I’ll bet you’re mad at yourself for missing tonight’s show. Don’t let it happen again. I’m just thinking about you. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HALLOWEEN SPOOKS  /  Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross  /  “The Hottest New Group In Jazz”
  • THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  Tony Bennett & Dave Brubeck  /  “Bennett & Brubeck: The White House Sessions”
  • I LOVE THE WAY YOU’RE BREAKING MY HEART  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “You’re Mine, You”
  • I’M SUCH A HUNGRY MAN  /  Bobby Troup  /  “Essential Jazz Masters”
  • SPOOKY  /  Ann Farnsworth  /  “Sealed With A Kiss”
  • ACCIDENTS WILL HAPPEN  /  Tony Perkins  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  “The Very Best Of”
  • ERRAND GIRL FOR RHYTHM  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You”
  • THESE FOOLISH THINGS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Point Of No Return”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Diahann Carroll  /  “The Magic Of Diahann Carroll
  • YOUR CAT PLAYS PIANO  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Jazz & Other Four Letter Words”
  • GHOST WRITER  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Just Passing Through”
  • HERE’S TO LIFE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “A Beautiful Friendship: Remembering Shirley Horn”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “IMPROPER SUGGESTIONS” (1.10.15)

10 Jan

Feeling a little frisky, I thought I’d get suggestive this week with an hour of Improper Suggestion songs sung by a highly proper collection of singers.  

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  Album Or CD Title

  • IT’S ALL RIGHT WITH ME  /Diahann Carroll  /  “The Magic Of Diahann Carroll”
  • WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • DO SOMETHING  /  Kate McGarry  /  “The Target”
  • WHEN IN ROME/YOU FASCINATE ME SO  /  Mark Jennett  /  “The Way I Am”
  • I WANT A LITTLE SUGAR IN MY BOWL  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Sings The Blues”
  • LET’S GET LOST  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “Baby Plays Around”
  • KEEP IT TO YOURSELF  /  Amy Rigby  /  “18 Again: An Anthology”
  • ON A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Homer & Jethro  /  “Cornfucius Say”
  • HE AIN’T MR. RIGHT  /  Sally Mayes  /  “The Story Hour”
  • DON’T MISUNDERSTAND  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Song Book”
  • DO IT AGAIN  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER  /  Marc Pompe  /  “Monk’s Dream”
  • SATISFACTION  /  Gabriela Anders  / “Bossa Beliza”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

PLAYLIST FOR 2013 THE TURNTABLE FOR ONE YEAR IN REVIEW (12.28.13)

28 Dec

 A fond look back at the year that was and some of the musical themes I featured during 2013, or, in other words, an hour of reflection on unfulfilled possibilities. My kind of New Year’s Party. Hope yours is a good one, too. 

Talk to you next Saturday night!

2013 MUSICAL THEME  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title  

  • ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT  /  PLEASE BE KIND  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First”
  • SURPRISE ENDINGS  /  I SHOULD CARE  /  Diahann Carroll/Andre Previn  /  “The Magic Of Diahann Carroll”
  • ALL ALONE  /  SOLITUDE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “BENNETT ON HOLIDAY”
  • FINDING MY RELIGION  /  GOD WILL  /  Holly Cole  /  “Blame It On My Youth”
  • MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE NSA  /  TELL ME ALL ABOUT YOURSELF  /  Nat Cole  /  “Tell Me All About Yourself”
  • WEEKEND DANCE MARATHON  /  SHALL WE DANCE  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan in The Rain”
  • ASKING FOR TROUBLE  /  I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • TRIBUTE TO THE INANIMATE OBJECT  /  BROOKLYN BRIDGE  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Great City”
  • FAVORITE 2013 MYSTERY VOCALIST  /  PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Wilford Brimley  /  “Wilford Brimley with the Jeff Hamilton Trio”
  • PITY PARTY  /  GOOD GUY  /  Tricia Yearwood  /  “Stormy Weather”
  • HUNGER GAMES  /  HUNGRY MAN  /  Mark Winkler   /  “West Coast Cool”
  • TRIBUTE TO THE DECLARATIVE SENTENCE  /  YOU TURNED THE TABLES ON ME  /  Delicatessen  /  “Good Night Kiss
  • HERE’S TO 2014!  /  MAKING IT UP AS WE GO ALONG  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Language” 
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

Playlist for “Surprise Endings” (11.2.13)

2 Nov

Surprise!  Bet you didn’t see these coming.

 SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I SHOULD CARE  /  Diahann Carroll  /  The Magic Of Diahann Carroll”
  • BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP  /  Nat Cole & George Shearing  /  “Nat Cole Sings/George Shearing Plays
  • GUESS WHO I SAW TODAY  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Carmen McRae: At Ratso’s Vol. 2”
  • STELLA BY STARLIGHT  /  Maynard Ferguson  /  “Message From Birdland”
  • I’M ALWAYS DRUNK IN SAN FRANCISCO  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers And Losers”    
  • MOMENTS LIKE THIS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence” 
  • YOU’RE GOOD FOR ME  /Doris Day/Andre Previn  /  “Duet” 
  • Father’s Day  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Groucho Marx  /  “An Evening With Groucho”
  • RIDIN’ HIGH  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine At Carnegie Hall”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Once To Every Heart”  
  • LET’S BEGIN  /  Jackie And Roy  /  “The Complete Jerome Kern Songbooks”  
  • I CAN’T WAIT TO MISS YOU  /  Jack Jones  /  “Love Ballad”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Barbra Streisand  /  “Love Is The Answer”
  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Rare Sinatra” 
  • MICKEY MOUSE ALMA MATER  /  Jimmy Dodd & The Mouseketeers  /  “Disney’s Greatest Hits  Vol. 3” 
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)