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PLAYLIST FOR “NOSTALGIA NIGHT” (11.18.17)

18 Nov

I thought about the good old days this week, when I was smart and my phone was dumb, when a blue state was me having a bad day, and when Harvey was a six-foot invisible rabbit you really wanted to see and not a creep you never want to see again. We can’t live in the past, but I don’t mind an occasional visit. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • YESTERDAYS  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “A Fine Romance”
  • I’VE HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY  /  Jaimee Paul  /  “At Last”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Ray Charles  /  “Ray Charles Forever”
  • TRY TO REMEMBER  /  Morgana King  /  “A Taste Of Honey”
  • EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN  /  Michael Holmes  /  “Let Yourself Go”
  • IF YOU WANT THE RAINBOW  /  Roberta Donnay & Prohibition Mob Band  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • SWING BROTHER SWING  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Harlem On My Mind”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tony Perkins  /  “On A Rainy Afternoon”
  • I’D GIVE A DOLLAR FOR A DIME  /  Champian Fulton  /  “Champian Sings & Swings”
  • WHEN THE WORLD WAS YOUNG  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Triplicate”
  • INTERMISSION RIFF  /  Stan Kenton  /  “Kenton In Hifi”
  • YOU COULDN’T BE CUTER  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • MY HOME TOWN  /  Tom Leher  /  “The Old Dope Peddler”
  • WHERE DID THE MAGIC GO  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Astoria: Portrait Of The Artist”
  • THANKS FOR THE MEMORY  /  Bob Hope & Shirley Ross  /  “Thanks For The Memory”
  • YOUNG AND FOOLISH  /  Anita Wardell  /  “Women With Standards”
  • GOOD OLD BAD OLD DAYS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)   /  George Burns  /  “As Time Goes By”
  • LAST NIGHT WHEN WE WERE YOUNG  /  Kenny Burrell  /  “Guitar Forms”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  Allan Harris  /  “Nobody’s Gonna Love You Better”
  • I’M OLD FASHIONED  /  Paula Cole  /  “Ballads”
  • LET’S TAKE AN OLD FASHIONED WALK  /  Melissa Walker  /  I Saw The Sky”
  • THE WAY WE WERE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Boston Concert 1976”
  • THESE FOOLISH THINGS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “The Complete Verve Master Takes”
  • IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “September Of My Years”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  / (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “AN EVENING WITH ELLINGTON & STRAYHORN” (3.11.17)

12 Mar

It’s the 50-year anniversary of Billy Strayhorn’s death. Instead of sending a card, I played some favorites from the music he wrote and wrote in collaboration with Ellington.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • TAKE THE A TRAIN  /  Duke Ellington Orchestra  /  “The Most Essential Jazz Standards Ever”
  • I GOT IT BAD  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Remembering You”
  • LOVE SCENE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Jazz”
  • I’M JUST A LUCKY SO-AND-SO  /  Nicole Herzog & Don Menza  /  “That’s Life”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • IT DON’T MEAN A THING  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Rosemary Clooney: Jazz Singer”
  • A FLOWER IS A LOVESOME THING  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington  /  “Ella At Dukes’ Place”
  • UPPER MANHATTAN MEDICAL GROUP  /  Dizzy Gillespie  /  “A Portrait Of Duke Ellington”
  • MOOD INDIGO  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Teresa Brewer & Duke Ellington  /  “It Don’t Mean A Thing”
  • YOU BETTER KNOW IT  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone Sings Duke Ellington”
  • DAY DREAM  /  Mark Jennett  /  “The Way I Am”
  • MAYBE  /  Lena Horne  /  “An Evening With Lena Horne”
  • PRELUDE TO A KISS  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Whisper Not”
  • DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE  /  Janet Planet  /  “The Consequence of Two”
  • I’M CHECKING OUT, GOOM BYE  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Strictly Romancing”
  • SOPHISTICATED LADY  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Unforgettable”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Jody Sandhaus  /  “A Fine Spring Morning”
  • BLOOD COUNT  /  Stan Getz  /  “Anniversary”
  • LUSH LIFE  /  Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane  /  “John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman:
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live in Stockholm”
  • THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING  /  Nancy Valentine  /  “Lovesome”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “THINGS TO DO WHILE LISTENING TO TURNTABLE FOR ONE” (10.8.16)

10 Oct

It’s a multi-tasking world. For instance, I’m tap dancing while I type this (which could explain all of the typos). What does my audience do while listening to Turntable For One? They told me some of the things they do – the things they can’t be arrested for – and I gave them a few additional suggestions, too. A good time was had by all. (See below for proof.)

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • DANCING IN THE DARK  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Dance With Me”
  • WHEN LIGHTS ARE LOW  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Harlem On My Mind”
  • LET’S MISBEHAVE  /  Janice Hagan  /  “Let’s Misbehave”
  • CLOSE YOUR EYES  /  Loston Harris  /  “Comes Love”
  • LET’S STAY AWAKE  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Calibration”
  • SATURDAY NIGHT  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • LET’S EAT HOME  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Still On The Road”
  • HOW ABOUT YOU  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Love Swings”
  • I’M GONNA WASH THAT MAN RIGHT OUT OF MY HAIR  /  Eyde Gorme  /  “Showstoppers”
  • THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Astoria: Portrait Of An Artist”
  • SCRABBLE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Ages”
  • ALL ALONE  /  (Mystery vocalist)  /  Tab Hunter  /  “Tab Hunter”
  • SMOKE RINGS  /  Sarah King  /  “Sarah King & The Smoke Rings”
  • DO IT AGAIN  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • GOOGEABLE  /  Ori Dagan  /  “Less Than Three”
  • DREAM DANCING  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Close Your Eyes”
  • LET’S TAKE A WALK AROUND THE BLOCK  /  Mel Torme  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • LET’S TAKE AN OLD FASHIONED WALK  /  Melissa Walker  /  “I Saw The Sky”
  • COME BACK TO ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Francis A. & Edward K.”
  • SHOO FLY PIE & APPLE PAN DOWDY  /  Hetty Kate  /  “Gordon Webster Meets Hetty Kate”
  • SCOTCH AND SODA  /  Rose Colella  /  “Cocktail”
  • CHAMPAGNE  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Way Down Low”
  • I’M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER  /  Nat Cole  /  “Holidays & Hits”
  • MY COLORING BOOK  /  Barbra Streisand  /  “The Second Barbra Streisand Album”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Leslie Odom Jr.  /  “Leslie Odom Jr.”
  • FRENCH FRIES AND CHAMPAGNE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • LISTEN HERE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Classics”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MUSICAL AWAKENINGS” (4.2.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers #spring

4 Apr

This week, WMNR Fine Arts Radio is celebrating another of its Musical Theme Weeks, so for the next seven days, many of the broadcasters will be playing their interpretations of the theme, Musical Awakenings. I chose to interpret the theme in two sections, first, Wake-up Calls and next, a topic ripped from the headlines: Spring

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

Wake-Up calls

  • WAKE UP AND LIVE  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Strictly Romancin”
  • OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING  /  Ray Charles & Count Basie  /  “Ray Sings Basie Swings”
  • IT’S A GOOD DAY  /  Nicki Parrott  /  “It’s A Good Day”
  • GOOD MORNING COWBOY  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Smile”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Jamie Cullum & Laura Mvula  /  “Interlude”
  • WE’VE GOTTA PUT THE SUN BACK IN THE SKY  /  Roberta Donnay & The Prohibition Mob Band  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington  /  “Ella At Duke’s Place”
  • MAKING BREAKFAST FOR THE ONE I LOVE  /  Maria Muldaur  /  “Sweet & Low”        
  • BREAKFAST ON THE MORNING TRAM  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • COFFEE IN A CARDBOARD CUP  /  Belle Linda Halpern  /  “Cravings: Songs Of Hunger & Satisfaction”
  • DAYBREAK  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To The Ladies”
  • GOOD DAY SUNSHINE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”

Spring

  • IT’S ANYBODY’S SPRING  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • APRIL IN PARIS  /  Count Basie  /  “April in Paris”
  • THERE’LL BE ANOTHER SPRING  /  Peggy Lee & George Shearing  /  “Beauty & The Beat”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Greta Matassa  /  “The Smiling Hour”
  • WHEN THE RED RED ROBIN…  /  Molly Lyons  /  “Verses Only”
  • WHEN THE RED RED ROBIN…  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Danny Thomas  /  “An Evening With Danny Thomas”
  •  SOME OTHER SPRING  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Billie’s Best”
  • SPRING IS COMING  /  The Real Group  /  “In The Middle of Life”
  • SPRING IS HERE  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  “Mamaloshen”
  • BASEBALL  /  Sue Raney  /  “Ridin’ High”
  • IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra & Strings”
  • ANOTHER SPRING  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Meredith D’Ambrosio  /  “Another Time”
  • SPRING  /  Susie Arioli  /  “Spring”
  • SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST  /  Betty Carter  /  “Inside Betty Carter”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “AN AMERICAN IN PARIS” (12.5.15)

8 Dec

Shirley Horn recorded in Paris. Sinatra recorded in Paris. Aretha recorded in Paris. See a pattern here? Sorry you missed it, aren’t you? Don’t worry. You’ll get another chance this Saturday night.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • JUST IN TIME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “I Love You Paris”
  • IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra & Sextet
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • ANTHROPOLOGY  /  Dizzy & The Double Six  /  “Dizzy Gillespie & The Double Six Of Paris”
  • LET’S FALL IN LOVE  /  Diana Krall  /  “Live In Paris”
  • SINGING IN THE RAIN  /  Aretha Franklin  /  “Aretha Franklin Live In Paris 1977”
  • LONG AFTER MIDNIGHT  /  Lisa Lindsley  /  “Long After Midnight”
  • FOUR  /  Deborah Latz  /  “Sur l’Instant
  • PETIT BACK BLUES  /  Miles Davis  /  “A Day in Paris”
  • I’M JUST A LUCKY SO AND SO  /  Marlene Ver Planck  /  “Marlene Ver Planck Meets Saxomania In Paris”
  • MISTY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella & Duke At Cote D’Azur”
  • SATIN DOLL  /  Duke Ellington  /  “Live At Cabaret L’Alacazar”
  • A PARIS  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Trying to set a world record for listening to podcasts? Here’s a good way to start: listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. Click the link below.

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PLAYLIST FOR “NEW BEGINNINGS” (5.2.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

2 May

What does New Beginnings mean to you? All this week on WMNR Fine Arts Radio, broadcasters will be answering that question musically. Here are my answers with a lot of help from some wonderful singers. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG  /  Lilly Thornton  /  “Invitation” 
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • LET’S BEGIN  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “The Complete Jerome Kern Songbooks”   
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Accentuate The Positive” 
  • BY MYSELF  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “The Great American Songbook”  
  • I JUST WANT ALL OF MY STUFF  /  Chaise Lounge /  “Dot-Dot-Dot”  
  •  HAVEN’T WE MET  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Bottom Line Archive Series”
  • EIGHT, NINE, AND TEN  /  Hetty Kate & Gordon Webster  /  “Gordon Webster Meets Hetty Kate”
  • NEW SUN IN THE SKY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jonathan Schwartz  /  “Jonathan Schwartz Sings Arthur Schwartz”
  • HERE I GO AGAIN  /  Marlene Ver Planck  /  “I Like To Sing”  
  • THE BEST IS YET TO COME  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “It Might As Well Be Swing” 
  • DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD  /  Lillie Kae  /  “I’m Glad There Is You”  
  • HURRY, IT’S LOVELY UP HERE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington  /  “Ella At Duke’s Place”  
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Don’t forget: Mother’s Day is coming. You could binge-listen to the Turntable For One podcasts on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. Can you think of a better way to spend this special day with that special Mom? You can? Fine. Would you at least consider it? Put it on a list, okay? Don’t worry – I’ll remind you. Just click the link below. 

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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

Don’t forget: you can always listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. Those song have many of the same notes used by Billy Strayhorn. 

http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one