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PLAYLIST FOR “SOMETHING GOOD MIGHT HAPPEN” (6.8.19)

9 Jun

I’m have always been a “the-glass-is-half-empty” kind of guy. (I also worry who’s been drinking from that glass.) Why? Growing up, my family had a clear and distinct world view: “Something bad might happen.” So this week I challenged – no, I dared myself to look through the eyes of people who actually (and inexplicably) see the world positively. I played song after song about things possibly going right and how to make that happen. Happily I got through it but only by repeating my daily, personal affirmation: “What on earth were you thinking?” 

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SOMETHING’S COMING  /  Lilly Thornton  /  “Something’s Coming”
  • A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes it Happen”
  • THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG  /  Monica Ramey  /  “Monica Ramey & The Beegie Adair Trio”
  • IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • FROM THIS MOMENT ON  /  The Carpenters  /  “The Essential Collection”
  • WATCH WHAT HAPPENS  /  Joe Williams  /  “Joe Williams Live In Las Vegas”
  • SHALL WE DANCE?  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • HAVEN’T WE MET?  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Silver Morning”
  • EVERYTHING’S COMIN’ UP ROSES  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Carol Burnett  /  “Let Me Entertain You: Carol Burnett Sings”
  • IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT  /  Ashley Pezzotti  /  “We’ve Only Just Begun”
  • IF I HAD YOU  /  Willie Nelson & Diana Krall  /  “American Classic”
  • THE BEST IS YET TO COME  /  Audrey Bernstein  /  “Audrey Bernstein Loves Blue”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  “Brunch At The Renaissance”
  • I FEEL A SONG COMING ON  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson  /  “Two’s Company”
  • BLUE SKIES  /  Dr. John  /  “Afterglow”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  Spark
  • SHINE ON YOUR SHOES  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jerry Lewis  /  “Just Sings”
  • TAKE A CHANCE  /  Rebecca Dumaine  /  “Happy Madness”
  • HAVE YOU MET MISS JONES?  /  Tony Lindsay w/ Michael O’Neill Quintet  /  “Pacific Standard Time”
  • THIRD TIME IS A CHARM  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Songs Were Made To Sing”
  • A SLEEPIN’ BEE  /  John Doakes  /  “True Love”
  • THE MAN WITH THE HORN  /  Calabria Foti  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Francis A. & Edward K.”
  • DREAM  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Dream”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO BITTERNESS” (3.23.19)

23 Mar

Generally it takes 12 muscles to smile and 11 muscles to frown. But the 25 songs I played don’t even begin to capture the complexity, the intensity, the subtleties,  and the diversity of bitterness. If I left out your favorite, don’t be bitter. I only have two hours. But, at least I did prove that even Canadians can be bitter. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • THE RULES OF THE ROAD  /  Nat Cole  /  “Let’s Face The Music”
  • BITTER WITH THE SWEET  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Twentysomething”
  • BEFORE HE CHEATS  /  Ana Gasteyer  /  “I’m Hip”
  • NOT YOU  /  Ian Thomas  /  “Passing Through”
  • CRY ME A RIVER  /  Nancy Harms  /  “In The Indigo”
  • I’D RATHER DRINK MUDDY WATER  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old New, Borrowed, & The Blues”
  • THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS LOVE  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “’Round Midnight”
  • FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Falling In Love With Love”
  • SPRING IS HERE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Connie Stevens  /  “Conchetta”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Till Bronner & Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orchestra  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • THIS FUNNY WORLD  /  Ian Shaw  /  “Taking It To Hart”
  • NO ONE EVER TELLS YOU  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Listen Here
  • MY COUNTRY USED TO ME  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Do You Miss New York: Live”
  • I’M THROUGH WITH LOVE  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Marvin Gaye  /  “When I’m Alone I Cry”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Ahmad Jamal  /  “Cross Country Tour Vol. 1”
  • GOD WILL  /  Holly Cole  /  “Blame It On My Youth”
  • I GOT A RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES  /  Tony Bennett & Bonnie Raitt  /  “Playin’ With My Friends
  • THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY  /  Judy Garland  /  “Judy At Carnegie”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Only The Lonely”
  • I’M GONNA LAUGH YOU RIGHT OUT OF MY LIFE  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • LUSH LIFE  /  Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane  /  “Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “GOOD VS EVIL” (9.8.18)

9 Sep

In the past, Turntable For One has taken on the toughest questions and found a way, sometimes skillfully, usually not, of trivializing them all. This week was no different – but the show did swing like crazy.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL  /  Ray Charles  /  “The Genius Of Ray Charles”
  • IT’S A GOOD DAY  /  Emilie Mover  /  “Sings Peggy Lee”
  • I THINK IT’S GOING TO RAIN TODAY  /  Norah Jones  /  “Higher Ground”
  • I’VE GOT IT BAD AND THAT AIN’T GOOD  /  Nat Cole  /  “Nat King Cole Sings George Shearing Plays”
  • EVIL GAL BLUES  /  Sinne Eeg & Thomas Fonnesbaek  /  “Eeg Fonnesbaek”
  • THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY  /  Mads Tolling & The Mad Men  /  “Playing The 60s”
  • MR. KICKS  /  Gregory Generet  /  “2 OF A Kind”
  • DEVIL MAY CARE  /  Diana Krall  /  “When I Look In Your Eyes”
  • I WANT TO BE EVIL  /  Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings  /  “Groovin’”
  • SNEAKING AROUND  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Dolly Parton & Burt Reynolds  /  “The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas”
  • BAD INFLUENCE  /  Joe Coughlin  /  “Low Down West Broadway”
  • WHY IS A GOOD MAN SO HARD TO FIND  /  Linda Carone  /  “Black Moonlight”
  • HOW TO TURN A BAD MAN GOOD  /  Laura Hall  /  “’Prisoner Of Vegas’ Unreleased Demo”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Tony Bennett & Sheryl Crow m /  “Playin’ With My Friends”
  • HELP A GOOD GIRL GO BAD  /  Gail Pettis  /  “May I Come In?”
  • GOOD BAIT  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • BORN UNDER A BAD SIGN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Homer Simpson  /  “The Simpsons Sing The Blues”
  • NO GOOD MAN  /  Nina Simone  /  “Forbidden Fruit”
  • NO GOOD MAN  /  Ellen Doty  /  “Gold”
  • HARD HEARTED HANNAH  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Shirley Horn With Friends”
  • LOVE IS FOR THE VERY YOUNG  /  Stan Getz & The Boston Pops  /  “Stan Getz & Arthur Fiedler at Tanglewood”
  • EVERYBODY THINKS YOU’RE AN ANGEL  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Way of The World”
  • I MARRIED AN ANGEL  /  Debra Blaquiere  /  “Little Wing”
  • TELL ME THE TRUTH  /  Roseanna Vitro  /  “Tell Me The Truth”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SALUTE TO MOTHER’S DAY” (AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST) 5.12.18

14 May

How can you improve on perfection? Don’t ask me, but while I was pondering this irrelevant question last Saturday night, I played a show from May of 2017.  Most of the singers were mothers (in the best sense), I tossed in a hefty helping of motherly advice, plus a couple of momma’s boys to help me wish all mothers a happy Mother’s Day.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  “CD Or Album Title

  • CALL ME  /  Astrud Gilberto  /  “A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness”
  • ALWAYS  /  Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap  /  “Love Is Here To Stay”
  • DAT DERE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • WHEN I GROW TOO OLD TO DREAM  /  Carline Ray  /  “Vocal Sides”
  • BLUE TURNING GRAY  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Harlem On My Mind”
  • MOTHER’S LOVE  /  Allan Harris  /  “Nobody’s Gonna Love You Better”
  •  HAPPINESS IS JUST A THING CALLED JOE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  12 Nights In Hollywood”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Ray Brown Jr.  /  “The Best of Ray Brown Jr.”
  • NEW WORDS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Laura Osnes  /  “If I Tell You”
  • MEDLEY FOR JORDAN/ NOT WHILE I’M AROUND  /  Veronica Nunne  /  “American Lullaby”
  • BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)
  • WHERE ARE YOU GOING?  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Songs Of Lost Love”
  • BEFORE YOU KNOW IT  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Dream”
  • I’M CONFESSIN’  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • LOOK AT THAT FACE  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Favorites From A Long Walk”
  • THAT FACE  /  Barbra Streisand  /  “What Matters Most Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of  Alan & Marilyn Bergman”
  • ME, MYSELF, AND I  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • BE A CHILD  /  Cleo Laine & Dudley Moore  /  “Smilin’ Through”
  • I’M GLAD THERE IS YOU  /  Jacqui Dankworth  /  “It Happens Quietly”
  • BLUE SKIES  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • I AM YOUR CHILD  /  Barry Manilow  /  “Barry Manilow”
  •  CHILDREN WILL LISTEN  /  Bernadette Peters  /  “Sondheim, Etc.: Live At Carnegie Hall”
  • SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “La Scala”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HITTING BOTTOM” (5.5.18)

6 May

I know it was wishful thinking on my part, but on Saturday’s show I celebrated finally hitting bottom. No, this wasn’t a tribute to Stormy Daniels, it was a realization that the way things are going, I may not live long enough to see us hit the actual bottom. All the songs and some of the singers know exactly what I meant.  So now, after this show, I can tell myself (or pretend) that things will start to get better. (I’m not holding my breath, because I know I really won’t live long enough that way.) 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT  / Alexis Cole  /  “A Kiss In The Dark”   
  • INTO EACH LIFE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • STOP THIS TRAIN  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story?” 
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Ray Charles  /  “The Genius Of Ray Charles”
  • ROCKS IN MY BED  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night” 
  • IT’S ALWAYS 4 AM  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life, Collected”  
  • OLD FASHIONED GAL  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”   
  • THE BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Boz Scaggs  /  “Speak Low”   (Decca Records)
  • MEET ME AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BOTTLE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “Live At Joe’s Pub”  
  • THE LIFE THAT I LEAD  /  Lou Rawls  /  “Carryin’ On”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin” 
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Miles Davis Quintet  /  “Miles Davis & John Coltrane: The Final Tour” 
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Sister Orchid” 
  • DID I EVER REALLY LIVE?  /  Joe Williams  /  “One For My Baby”   
  • BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You” 
  • EVERYBODY’S CRYIN’ MERCY  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend: Live In California”
  • DAYS LIKE THIS  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • THE END OF THE WORLD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Patty Duke  /  “Don’t Just Stand There”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Van Morrison  /  “Versatile”
  • I’M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS  /  Karrin Allyson  /  Round Midnight” 
  • LUSH LIFE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Boston Concert 1976”
  • SOPHISTICATED LADY  /  Linda Ronstadt  /  “Lush Life”
  •  NOTHING LASTS FOREVER  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In every Bar”   
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • 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 “TRIBUTE TO HAROLD ARLEN” (2.24.18)

26 Feb

Harold Arlen was born in February. I was not. But the differences don’t end there. He wrote more than 500 songs. I haven’t. And that’s not all. He’s dead and I’m not – hold on while I get a second opinion…

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Frank Sinatra  / “Ultimate Sinatra”
  • LET’S FALL IN LOVE  /  Diana Krall  /  “Live In Paris”
  • SLEEPIN’ BEE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
  • I NEVER HAS SEEN SNOW  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Late Set”
  • COME RAIN OR SHINE  /  Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band  /  “At The Village Gate”
  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Sara Gazark  /  “Yours”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN  /  John Doaks  /  “Forever Reasons”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A HEART  /  Michelle Lordi  /  “Drive”
  • GET HAPPY  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • TODAY I LOVE EVERYBODY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Harold Arlen  /  “Harold Sings Arlen”
  • AS LONG AS I LIVE  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT GOODBYE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “The Complete Roulette Sarah Vaughan Studio Sessions”
  • OUT OF THIS WORLD  /  Tony Bennett & Stan Getz  /  “Jazz”
  • I GOT A RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES  /  Billie Holiday  /  “The Complete Billie Holiday On Verve”
  • IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • I WONDER WHAT BECAME OF ME  /  Toots Thielemans & Trijntje Oosterhuis  /  “One More For The Road”
  • WHEN THE SUN COMES OUT  /  Rahsaan Roland Kirk  /  “Relaxed Jazz”
  • HAPPY WITH THE BLUES  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Love Held Lightly”
  • HOORAY FOR LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Harold Arlen Songbook”
  • DOWN WITH LOVE  /  Janet Seidel  /  “Winter Moon”
  • EASY STREET  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Louis Armstrong & Gary Crosby  /  “The Decca Singles”
  • SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Great Voices Of Harlem”
  • THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY  /  Judy Garland  /  “Judy At Carnegie”
  • DON’T LIKE GOODBYES  /  Ed Reed  /  “The Song Is You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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