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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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2 Apr

I’m tired of cabin fever and Covid fever and hay fever. Time to focus on what’s really bugging me these days: Spring Fever. Lots of songs about Spring plus a report from Spring Break from The Hot Sardines, a song to put a little Spring in your step from Lucy Dixon, and a demonstration of Spring cleaning from Kevin Mahogany, and presented the Turntable For One Spring Chickens Award to Freda Payne & Johnny Mathis. A highly contagious couple of hours.

SONG TITLE / Artist / CD Or Album Title

  • THEY SAY IT’S SPRING / Veronica Mortensen / “Presents Passed”
  • IT’S ANYBODY’S SPRING  Seth MacFarlane / “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • C’EST LE PRINTEMPS  / Stacy Kent / “Reconte Moi
  • I’M PUTTING ALL MY EGGS IN ONE BASKET  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong / “Ella & Louis Again”
  • SPRING IN MANHATTAN / Blossom Dearie / “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • APRIL SHOWERS / Julian Yeo / “1923”
  • ALL THROUGH SPRING AND SUMMER / (Mystery Vocalist) / Tuesday Weld
  • UP JUMPED SPRING / Dr. Lonnie Smith / “All In My Mind”
  • RUNNING WILD / The Hot Sardines / “Champagne & French Fries”
  • TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME / Mandy Patinkin / “Mamaloshen”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING / Josie Falbo / “You Must Believe In Spring”
  • IT’S TOO LATE / Kevin Mahogany / “The Vienna Affair”
  • I’M LIVING IN A GREAT BIG WAY / Lucy Dixon / “Lulu’s Back in Town”
  • WATERS OF MARCH  / Mark Murphy / “Wild & Free”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME / Freda Payne & Johnny Mathis / (Single)
  • SPRING IS HERE / Carol Sloane / “Live At 30th Street”
  • SPRING IS WHERE YOU ARE / Mark Winkler / Till I Get It Right”
  • SRINGSVILLE / Miles Davis / “Miles Ahead”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL / Ellen Andersson / “You Should Have Told Me”
  • THERE’LL BE ANOTHER SPRING / Greta Matassa / “Favorites From A Long Walk”
  • ANOTHER SPRING / Nina Simone / “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • I’LL REMEMBER APRIL / Sinne Eeg / “Dreams”
  • SOME OTHER SPRING / Tony Bennett / “Tony Bennett On Holiday”
  • SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST / Niki Haris / “I’m Glad There Is You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH / (Theme Music) / Cody Owen Stine

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