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PLAYLIST FOR “HOW SWEET IT IS” (6.13.20)

14 Jun

Sweet – it’s a word that you don’t hear much, especially now. Home Sweet Home? After three months of sheltering in place, what’s so sweet about being home? Sweet Dreams? Its been months since I had one. Sweet Spot? I know what it used to mean, but now it means keeping six feet away from people. Sweet Nothings? That’s still how most people describe the long, rambling opens to my shows (just like this). So I thought it was time to give Sweet a little love. It was only for two hours – then everyone could go back to life as we know it these days. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SWEET AND LOVELY  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Favorites From A Long Walk”
  • HOW SWEET IT IS TO BE LOVED BY YOU  /  Joe Williams  /  “Presenting Joe Williams & Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orch.”
  • THE SWEETEST SOUNDS  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Home”
  • SWEET LORRAINE  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • SWEET HOME COOKIN’ MAN  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Sweet Home Cookin’”
  • STOCKHOLM SWEETNIN’  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “You Got What It Takes”
  • GOODNIGHT SWEETHEART  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Sarah Plus 2”
  • IN YOUR OWN SWEET WAY  /  Miles Davis  /  “Workin’”
  • SWEET SURPRISE  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Whisper For You”
  • BIG BAD BILL  /  (Mystery Vocalist”  /  David Lee Roth  /  “The Collection”
  • BITTER WITH THE SWEET  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • CANDY  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight:
  • SWEETHEART  /  Maryann Price & Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks  /  “Last Train To Hicksville: The Home Of Happy Feet”        
  • SWEET GEORGIA BROWN  /  Take 6  /  “The Standard”
  • SWEET PUMPKIN  /  Diane Marino  /  “Soul Serenade”
  • SUCH SWEET THUNDER  /  Duke Ellington  /  “Soul Call”
  • BITTERSWEET  /  Maud Hixson  /  (Promo CD)
  • SWEET PEA  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Accent The Positive”
  • SWEET LOTUS BLOSSOM  /  Linda Carone  /  “Black Moonlight”
  • SWEET KENTUCKY HAM  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Classic”
  • SWEET AND SLOW  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Late Set”
  • SWEET SUE  /  Chet Baker  /  “Jazz Round Midnight”
  • YOU’RE A SWEETHEART  /  Betty Carter  /  “The Betty Carter Album”
  • SWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT  /  Diane Schuur  /  “Running On Faith”
  • SWEET SLUMBER  /  Jimmy Witherspoon & Jack McDuff  /  “The Blues is Now”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “I SEE YOU; I HEAR YOU” (6.6.20)

7 Jun

I think one of the responsibilities of having a microphone every week is knowing when to shut up. I did that (for the most part) this week and let singers and songwriters who for so many years have seen and heard with perception and then written with eloquent honesty about this painful struggle playing out once again across America. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I WISH I KNEW HOW IT WOULD FEEL TO BE FREE  /  Nina Simone  /  “Silk & Soul”
  • PLEASE SEND ME SOMEONE TO LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “You Got What It Takes”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /   Diane Schuur  /  “Running On Faith”
  • FRAGILE  /  Sting  /  “My Songs”
  • SACK FULL OF DREAMS  /  Ernestine Anderson  “Be Mine Tonight”
  • WHAT DID I DO TO BE SO BLACK AND BLUE  /  Lou Rawls  /  “Black And Blue”
  • THIS IS (NOT) A PROTEST SONG  /  Rene Marie  /  “Sound of Red”
  • BLACKBIRD  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • SING OUT, MARCH ON  /  Quiana Lynell  /  “A Little Love”
  • PEOPLE TIME  /  Stan Getz & Kenny Barron /  Yours And Mine”
  • MAKE IT GO AWAY  /  Holly Cole  /  “Dark Dear Heart”
  • BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU?  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Mr. Oscar Brown Jr. Goes To Washington”
  • YOU REAP JUST WHAT YOU SOW  /  Catherine Russell  /  “You Reap Just What You Sow”
  • EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED  /  Mose Allison  /  “Ever Since The World Ended”
  • FEELING GOOD  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Feelin’ Good”
  • SAVE THE COUNTRY  /  Laura Nyro  /  “Live! The Loom’s Desire”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  Joe Williams  /  “Presenting Joe Williams & Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra:
  • SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD  /  Clairedee  /  A Love Letter To Lena”
  • GOD BLESS THE CHILD  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Be Good”
  • LOST IN THE STARS  /  Dee Dee Bridgewater  /  “This Is New”
  • WE’RE ALL IN THE DANCE  /  Rachel Caswell  /  “We’re All In The Dance”
  • OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Keith Jarrett  /  La Scala”
  • BALM IN GILEAD  /  Nnenna Freelon  /  “Blueprint Of A Lady”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Did you miss this week’s show? I feel your pain. Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to the archive show.

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PLAYLIST FOR “WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?” (12.6.14)

6 Dec

“What happens next?” That’s a question we’ve all been asking since the first time we heard a bedtime story. Well, tonight, I decided not to keep you in suspense. When you listened to one song, you only had to wait a couple of minutes to find out what happened next. However, now you have to wait until Wednesday to see the hint of what I’ll be doing next Saturday night.  

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title 

  • CHANGE PARTNERS  /  Sammy Davis  /  “The Great American Song Book”
  • I LOVE IT WHEN YOU DANCE THAT WAY  /  Denise Donatelli  /  “What Lies Within”
  • BY THE TIME I GET TO PHOENIX  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Cycles”
  • OH, YES, TAKE ANOTHER GUESS  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Strictly Romancin’”
  • YOU’LL SEE  /  Diane Schuur  /  “Love Songs”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Gary Crosby  /  “The Happy Bachelor”
  • WHAT DID I FORGET  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “Hearts And Minds”  
  • I FORGOT TO HAVE CHILDREN  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Ages”
  • I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT LOVE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Melissa Stylianou  /  “Silent Movie”
  • NOBODY HOME  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • RAINBOW CONNECTION  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (THEME MUSIC)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “PAYING TRIBUTE” 10.18.14)

20 Oct

This week I paid tribute to some of my favorite singers and musicians with their tributes to some of their favorite singers and musicians…tip o’ the hat to M. C. Escher.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • IT’S WONDERFUL  /  Diane Schuur  /  “I Remember You – With Love To Stan & Frank”
  • I’M AN ERRAND GIRL FOR RHYTHM  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You”
  • I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR YOU  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Tell Me All About Yourself”
  • YOU’RE NEARER  /  Dena DeRose  /  “We Won’t Forget You”
  • IT DON’T MEAN A THING IF IT AIN’T GOT THAT SWING  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • TONY BENNETT  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old, New, Borrowed, & The Blues”
  • LULU’S BACK IN TOWN  /  Jason Moran  /  “All Rise – A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller”
  • SISTERS  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Bette Midler & Linda Ronstadt  /  “Bette Midler Sings The Rosemary Clooney Songbook”
  • I WANNA GO PLACES AND DO THINGS  /  Wendy Moten  /  “Timeless: The Music Of Richard Whiting”
  • I REMEMBER CLIFFORD/  Keith Jarrett  /  “Still Live”
  • EMBRACEABLE YOU  /  Laura Nyro  /  “Angel In The Dark”
  • CALIFORNIA SHOESHINE BOYS  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • TO A CHILD  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “Map To The Treasure –Re-imagining Laura Nyro”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

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