Tag Archives: Dr. John


17 Oct

Inflation…Ukraine…Covid…Insurrection…Midterm Elections…Kanye West… Probably ready to reach for a Prilosec – or something stronger, right? Yes, the world is too much with us, so I invited my audience to take a chill pill and live in a chill pill alternate reality – but only a micro-dose and for two hours. The world was still waiting for us after the show. Sigh…

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Eyal Vilner Big Band w/ Brianna Thomas  /  “Swing Out”
  • RELAX  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • TEA FOR TWO  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Best Of Tony Bennett”
  • LET’S EAT HOME  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Still On The Road”
  • CHEROKEE  /  Dr. Lonnie Smith  /  “The Turbanator”
  • CONTROL YOURSELF  /  Doris Day & Andre Previn  /  “Duet”
  • DREAM  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ringo Starr  /  “Sentimental Journey”
  • LIFE IN THE SLOW LANE  /  Roberta Donnay  /   “What’s Your Story Morning Glory?”
  • I’M JUST A LUCKY SO AND SO  /  Dr. John  /  “Afterglow”
  • LAZY AFTERNOON  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Lazy Afternoon”
  • LAST REQUEST  /  Frankie Valli & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “A Touch Of Jazz”
  • FEELIN’ GROOVY  /  Rachael MacFarlane  /  “Hayley Sings”
  • TEN MINUTES AGO  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Great Songs From Stage & Screen”
  • TIP TOE GENTLY  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Something Good”
  • DON’TCHA GO ‘WAY MAD  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra & Swingin’ Brass”
  • GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Songs Were Made To Sing”
  • IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS  /  Oscar Peterson Trio  /  “Ultimate Oscar Peterson”
  • AIN’T DOIN’ BAD DOIN’ NOTHING  /  Barbara Lusch  /  “Barbara Lusch”
  • EASY LIVING  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • IT’S A QUIET THING  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “A Quiet Thing”
  • THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Joe Pesci  /  “Joe Pesci…Still Singing”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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30 May

Axiom…Thumb…Under…Triad -I know, it sounds like some words I missed on a sixth grade spelling test. Well, they’re also words I’ve been using to play the addictive, time-suck word game, Wordle, figuring out the five-letter word of the day. Probably many in my audience play Wordle during my show. You can imagine how happy I am not to have their full attention. Putting that aside, I offered them a bunch of five-letter words to improve their game. Who says public service radio is dead?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • DOOZY  /  Jackie Ryan  /   “Doozy”
  • SUNNY  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Francis A. & Edward K.”
  • EVERYBODY HAS A RIGHT TO BE WRONG  /  Veronica Swift  /   “This Bitter Earth”
  • CANDY  /  Dr. John  /   “In A Sentimental Mood”
  • EVERY TIME I’M WITH YOU  /  Nancy Lane  /   “Let Me Love You”
  • SATIN DOLL  /  Jimmy Smith  /   “Organ Grinder Swing”
  • ON A CLEAR DAY  /  Cyrille Aimee & Adonis Rose & New Orleans Jazz Orch.  /  “Petite Fleur”
  • AGAIN  /  Mark Murphy  /   “Songbook”
  • MY HEART BELONGS TO DADDY  /  John Patitucci & Andy James  /   “An Evening With John Patitucci & Andy James”
  • WALKING HAPPY  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /   “That Face”
  • FEVER  /  Gretje Angell  /   “In Any Key”
  • MUSIC  /  Cleo Laine  /   “Cleo Laine At Carnegie Hall”
  • SO DANCO SAMBA  /  Joao Gilberto  /  “Stan Getz: The Bossa Nova Years
  • LET’S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE  /  Sharon Van Etten & Jeff Goldblum  /  “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This”
  • SPEAK LOW  /  Tony Bennett & Norah Jones  /   “Duets II”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Joanie Sommers  /   Here, There, & Everywhere”
  • NEVER LET ME GO  /  John Doakes  /   “True Love”
  • BILLY’S BLUES  /  Mark Winkler  /   “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME  /  Sarah Vaughan  /   “Sarah Vaughan & The Jimmy Rowles Quintet”
  • LUCKY TO BE ME  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Lucky To Be Me”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Paul Jost  /  “While We Were Away”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Randy Crawford & Joe Sample  /   “Live”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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3 Oct

Good luck, best of luck, lucky day, lucky duck, lucky dog, lucky devil, all the luck, with a little bit of luck,  lucky charm, beginners luck, just my luck – are you seeing a pattern here? I saw a musical theme.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LUCKY BE A LADY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Best Of Vegas”
  • LUCKY  /  Molly Johnson  /  “Lucky”
  • I’M JUST A LUCKY SO AND SO  /  Dr. John and the WDR Big Band  /  “Big Band Voodoo”
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Samara Joy  /  “Samara Joy
  • DON’T YOU WANT TO GET LUCKY?  /  Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums  /  “Some Like It Hot”
  • MR. LUCKY  /  Buddy Rich Big Band  /  “Mercy, Mercy”
  • AIN’T THAT A KICK IN THE HEAD  /  Dean Martin  /  “Dean Martin: The Capitol Recordings”
  •  HE’S FUNNY THAT WAY  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME  /  Lorez Alexandria  /   “Singing Songs Everyone Knows”
  • THIS IS MY LUCKY DAY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Anthony Perkins  /  “From My Heart”
  • LUCKY IN LOVE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Little Girl Blue”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Tony Bennett & Diana Krall  /  “Spotify Singles”
  • BAD LUCK  /  Dinah Washington  /  “Walkman Jazz Dinah Washington Sings The Blues”
  • BUT NOT FOR ME  /  Joe Pesci & Joey DeFrancisco  /  “Falling in Love Again”
  • CHEEK TO CHEEK  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • SWEET LORRAINE  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • YOU ARE MY LUCKY STAR  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Petula Clark  /  “You Are My Lucky Star”
  • BLUESETTE  /  Toots Thielemans  /  “Live”
  • THAT LUCKY OLD SUN  /  k.d. Lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art of Dreaming”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Lucky Thompson  /  “Soul’s Nite Out”
  • IF I’M LUCKY  /  Melody Gardot, Charlie Haden Quartet West  /  “Sophisticated Ladies”
  • I’VE GOT BEGINNER’S LUCK  /  Pinky Winters  /  “Let’s Be Buddies”
  • YOU ARE TOO BEAUTIFUL  /  John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman  /  “John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman”
  • TIME AFTER TIME  /  Morgana King  /  “Tender Moments”
  • LUCKY TO ME BE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Company I Keep”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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1 Nov

I did a live show this week if only to see if I remembered how to turn on the mic (though I’m sure there were those in the audience hoping I’d forgotten how). But my annual Halloween party is one of my favorite shows of the year because Trick or Treaters always come to the door and I get to guess their costumes and then pass out an appropriate song instead of candy. I ended the show with a reminder about setting their clocks back an hour Saturday night (hoping we don’t turn the clocks back a couple decades on Tuesday).

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

  • HALLOWEEN SPOOKS  /  Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross  /  “The Hottest New Group In Jazz”
  • HAUNTED HEART  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “Hearts & Minds”
  • (Mike Pence)  /  COME FLY WITH ME  /  Curtis Stigers & Danish Radio Big Band  /  “One More For The Road”
  • I PUT A SPELL ON YOU  /  Candace Springs  /  “The Women Who Raised Me”
  • (Joe Biden)  /  BIDIN’ MY TIME  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Let’s Face The Music & Dance”
  • SPOOKY  /  Anne Farnsworth  /  “Sealed With A Kiss”
  • DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD  /  Harry Connick  /  “Songs I Heard”
  • (RBG)  /  YOU WON’T FORGET ME  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Sunset In The Blue”
  • (Alexa)  /  CANDY  /  Dr. John  /  “In A Sentimental Mood”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Patience & Prudence  /  “The Best of Patience & Prudence”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • (Kimberly Guilfoyle)  /  THE BEST IS YET TO COME  /  Lorez Alexandria  /  “Alexandria The Great”
  • OLD DEVIL MOON  /  Tony Bennett  /  “MTV Unplugged”
  • THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  Rachael Price  /  “The Good Hours”
  • I DON’T STAND A GHOST OF A CHANCE  /  Alfred Hitchcock  /  “Alfred Hitchcock Presents Music To Be Murdered By”
  • (Michelle Obama)  /  WHEN I GET LOW I GET HIGH  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back in Town”
  • HUNGRY MAN (HALLOWEEN VERSION)  /  Mark Winkler  /  “I’m With You”
  • GHOST IN THE HOUSE  /  Simone Kopmajer  /  “My Favorite Songs”
  • THE HOUSE IS HAUNTED  /  Lisa Lindsley  /  “Long After Midnight”
  • (Jeffrey Toobin)  /  WITH THESE HANDS  /  Les McCann  /  “Atlantic Jazz Soul”
  • WHISTLING PAST THE GRAVEYARD  /  Holly Cole  /  “Night”
  • (Dr. Anthony Fauci)  /  I’LL BE AROUND  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “In The Wee Small Hours”
  • AUTUMN LEAVES/AND WHEN OCTOBER GOES  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “Come Rain Or Come Shine”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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3 Mar

Time for a Mardi Gras party, complete with baubles, bangles, and beads, foods you can’t eat during lent, and some outstanding New Orleans music and musicians. I couldn’t find any songs about moon pies, so i instructed listeners to substitute moon pies as they sang along with Van Morrison.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WAY DOWN YONDER IN NEW ORLEANS  /  Louis Armstrong  /  “Live In Europe”
  • WAS IT SOMETHING I DID?  /  Jeremy Davenport  /  “Jeremy Davenport”
  • EXACTLY LIKE YOU  /  Rebirth Brass Band  /  “Rebirth Of New Orleans”
  • DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • HUNGRY MAN  / Mark Winkler  /  “West Coast Cool”
  • FRIM FRAM SAUCE  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You”
  • ST. JAMES INFIRMARY  /  Harry Connick  /  “The Marsalis Family: A Jazz Celebration:
  • HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At The Village Gate”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jon Batiste  /  “Hollywood Africans”
  • MY BABY WON’T TOLERATE  /  Lyle Lovett & Wynton Marsalis  /  “United We Swing”
  • MY JELLY ROLL SOUL  /  Charles Mingus  /  “Blues & Roots”
  • DAVY THE FAT BOY  /  Randy Newman  /  Randy Newman/Live”
  • MY LEAN BABY  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Grand Masters Of Jazz”
  • BAUBLES, BANGLES, AND BEADS  /  Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carols Jobim  /  “The Complete Reprise Recordings”
  • I’M WALKIN’  /  Count Basie  /  “New Orleans 101”
  • SINCE I FELL FOR YOU  /  Aaron Neville  /  “New Orleans 101”
  • MOONDANCE  /  Van Morrison  /  “Moondance”
  • MACK THE KNIFE  /  Nicolas Payton & Dr. John  /  “New Orleans 101”
  • LOUISIANA 1927  /  Randy Newman  /  “Our New Orleans”
  • VIPER’S DRAG  /  Alan Toussaint  /  “American Tunes”
  • WHEN IT’S SLEEPY TIME DOWN SOUTH  /  Wynton Marsalis  /  “Standard Time Vol. 2”
  • BLACK AND BLUE  /  Louis Armstrong  /  “Satch Plays Fats”
  • BASIN STREET BLUES  /  Shirley Horn  /  “I Remember Miles”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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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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9 May

A program for all the mothers in the audience, and for a change I meant it in a literal sense, not as a nasty pejorative. So it was two-hours of music about being a mother, caring for their kids, worrying about their kids, and advising their kids – any of which can be taken to an uncomfortable extreme…but maybe that’s just my story.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title


  • CALL ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Strangers In The Night”
  • ME, MYSELF, AND I  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • AC-CENTU-ATE THE POSITIVE  /  Dr. John  /  “In A Sentimental Mood”
  • IF YOU WANT THE RAINBOW  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • YOU’LL NEVER GET AWAY FROM ME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Mr. Broadway”
  • LOOK AT THAT FACE  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Favorites From A Long Walk”
  • THAT FACE  /  Joe Williams  /  “Jump For Joy”
  • BITTER WITH THE SWEET  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • BUTTON UP YOUR OVERCOAT  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jack Lemmon  /  “A Twist Of Lemon”
  • LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING  /  Helen Merrill  /  “Mixes”
  • THROW IT AWAY  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Stockholm Sweetnin’”
  • BIG BAD WORLD  /  The Real Group  /  “Commonly Unique”
  • IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Falling In Love With Love”
  • LIFE IS JUST A BOWL OF CHERRIES  /  Carmen McRae  /  The Ultimate Carmen McRae
  • BE A CHILD  /  Marlene VerPlanck  /  “Marlene VerPlanck Sings Alec Wilder”
  • GUILTY  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Sophie Milman”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  (Mystery Daughter)  /  Jacqui Dankworth  /  “It Happens Quietly”
  • I’M SHADOWING YOU  /  (Mystery Mother)  Cleo Laine  /  “Quintessential Cleo”
  • ALWAYS  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Mothers & Daughters”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Diana Krall  /  “Love Scenes”
  • BLUES IN THE NIGHT  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Only The Lonely”
  • DON’T WORRY ‘BOUT A THING  /  Joann Funk  /  “Jazz In the Lobby Bar”
  • WHAT’LL I DO  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Dancing In The Dark”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “Christmas For Lovers”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • NEW WORDS  /  Liz Callaway  /  “Unsung Broadway”
  • CHILDREN WILL LISTEN  /  Bernadette Peters  /  “Sondheim Etc., Etc.
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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10 Jan

As Turntable For One moves into its new time-slot (now 9:00-11:00 PM) I wanted to do a show about being all alone in the radio station since my friend, Dan Lenore, has retired his show which preceded mine.  I thought that paying tribute to him would be easier than paying back the money I owe him. I’ll let you know how that turns out. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title


  • MY BUDDY  /  Dr. John  /  “Trippin’ Live”
  • WHAT’LL I DO  /  Kim Nazarian  /  “Some Morning”
  • SATURDAY NIGHT IS THE LONELIEST NIGHT  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • CALL ME LONELY  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “When You Make Me Smile”
  • DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • IT’S ALWAYS 4:00 AM  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Blue & Pink, The Blue Songs”
  • MY ECHO, MY SHADOW, AND ME  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses At The Bottom”
  • LEARNING THE BLUES  /  Anita Wardell  /  “Kinda Blue”
  • EMPTY TABLES  /  Loston Harris  /  “Why Try To Change Me Now”
  • DRINKIN’ AGAIN  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story?
  • IT’S LONELY AT THE TOP  /  Randy Newman  /  “Songbook Vol. 1”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Whisper Not”
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy  /  “The Dream”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Cassia DeMayo  /  “Heart, We Will Forgive Him”
  • I HAVEN’T ANYTHING BETTER TO DO  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Ask A Woman Who Knows”
  • BILLY’S BLUES  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • SOLITUDE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “Baby Plays Around”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • ALL BY MYSELF  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Oh, Look At Me Now”
  • ONLY THE LONELY  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Dancing In The Dark”
  • JUST DROPPED BY TO SAY HELLO  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Capitol Years”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Theme Music)

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PLAYLIST FOR “BIRTHDAY SALUTE TO ‘STRAYS'” (3.28.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers #billystrayhorn

28 Mar

This week I featured the music of Billy Strayhorn, one of three music giants celebrating their centenary this year. I barely scratched the surface of his amazing compositions and songs, but I only had an hour. I’ll leave it to you to hum the others to yourself this week. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • TAKE THE A TRAIN  /  Duke Ellington  /  “Ellington At Newport”
  • JUST A-SITTIN’ AND A-ROCKIN’  /  Carol Sloane  /  “The Real Thing”
  • SATIN DOLL  /  Dr. John  /  “Duke Elegant”
  • MAYBE  /  Lena Horne  /  “An Evening With Lena Horne”
  • DAY DREAM  /  Marianne Solivan  /  “Prisoner Of Love”                                  
  • LUSH LIFE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Billy Strayhorn  /  “Lush Life”
  • SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “First Lady Of Song” 
  • BITTERSWEET (The Ballad For Very Tired & Very Sad Lotus Eaters)  /  Maude Hixson  /  “Bittersweet”
  • I’M CHECKING OUT, GOOMBYE  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Strictly Romancin’
  • BLOOD COUNT  /  Stan Getz  /  “Anniversary”
  • LUSH LIFE  /  Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane  /  “John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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23 Jan

Sorry I’m posting this late, but I have been wrestling with a bad bug for a week. Hoping to be victorious by Saturday.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • THE GYPSY IN MY SOUL  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Listen Here”
  • JOEY, JOEY, JOEY  /  Al Jarreau  /  “One Note Samba”
  • FAR AWAY PLACES  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • HOW TO PACK A SUITCASE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Till I Get It Right”
  • YOU’RE OUTTA HERE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “New York City Drag”
  • I’M GONNA MOVE TO THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Gary Crosby  /“Gary Crosby Belts The Blues”                                                                           
  • DOWNTOWN  /  Holly Cole  /  “Girl Talk”
  • THE AIRPLANE SONG  /  Dave Tull  /  “I Just Want To Get Paid”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Carmen McRae  /  “The Great American Songbook” 
  • ANY PLACE I HANG MY HAT  /  Dr. John  /  Johnny Mercer: The Dream’s On Me”           
  • GO BACK HOME  /  Nancy Stearns  /  “A Wish”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unrelased Master)