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PLAYLIST FOR “MIXED MESSAGES” (5.29.21)

31 May

Webster may be the champion of spellers and Fowler the God of Grammar, but my mother was the unchallenged monarch of the mixed message, offering such gems as “Is that a new haircut? Maybe your friends won’t notice.” “That’s a funny joke. Do you think anyone will get it?” “A new job? Wonderful. I hope it’s not too much for you.” (I could go on and on and on – but I think you get the idea.) So this week I gave my audience a masterclass in Mixed Messages, passing along some of Mom’s favorite techniques and strategies with the help of some mixed message song combinations by some unequivocally great singers.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYTHING I HAVE IS YOURS  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • EVERYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU  /  Johanna Sillanpaa  /  “From This Side”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  Jacintha  / “Autumn Leaves”
  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “It’s A Good Day”
  • REMIND ME  /  Doris Day & Andre Previn  /  “Duets”
  • BLUE SKIES  /  Lyle Lovett  /  Smile”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Ann Hampton Callaway  /  “Ann Hampton Callaway”
  • BY MYSELF  /  Helen Merrill & Gordon Beck  /  “No Tears….No Goodbyes”
  • ALL I NEED NOW IS THE GIRL  /  Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington  /  “Francis A & Edward K”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley  /  Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley
  • I WANNA GET MARRIED  /  Nellie McKay  /  Get Away From Me”
  • STELLA BY STARLIGHT  /  Maynard Ferguson  /  “A Message From Birdland”
  • WITH A SONG IN MY HEART  /  Anita Wardell Quartet  /  “Until The Stars Fade”
  • I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes it Happen”
  • EARLY TO BED  /  Maud Hixson  /  (Demo)
  • NIGHT LIFE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “September Ballads”
  • TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “12 Nights In Hollywood”
  • DETOUR AHEAD  /  Jonathan Karrant & Joshua White  /  “Shadows Fall”
  • FAR AWAY PLACES  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Astoria: Portrait Of The Artist”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • I CAN’T WAIT TO MISS YOU  /  Jack Jones  /  “Love Ballad”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “ELLA FITZGERALD CHALLENGES THE WORLD” – AN ARCHIVE REBROADCAST (5.1.21)

2 May

This week I played a show from another world ago. No, I don’t mean we listened to an episode of Gunsmoke. I reached into the archives and dusted off a show from 2016. This is what I wrote about it back then:

This week Ella Fitzgerald took on all comers in a head-to-head, well, really a voice-to-voice competition. She sang standards and some surprising duets; she even challenged Sarah Vaughan in a “forgetting the lyrics” competition (Sarah won) and challenged Shirley Horn to a “slow singing” competition (Shirley won). But it was impossible to listen to this show without marveling at Ella’s musicality and her warmth and without feeling fortunate that we had her for so long.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • STOMPING AT THE SAVOY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At The Opera House”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Nat Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • CAN’T BUY ME LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald First Lady Of Song”
  • CAN’T BUY ME LOVE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Swings Lightly With Nelson”
  •  BODY AND SOUL  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • ALL GOD’S CHILLIN’ GOT RHYTHM  /  Mel Torme  /  “The Great American Songbook”
  • PARTY BLUES  /  Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Williams, & Count Basie  /  “Joe Williams Finest Hour”
  • I NEVER LOVED A WOMAN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jackie Wilson & Count Basie  /  “Manufacturers Of Soul”
  • OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Jazz Masters 24”
  • MEDLEY  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Karen Carpenter  /  “As Time Goes By”
  • I’VE GOT MY LOVE TO KEEP ME WARM  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Jazz Masters 24”
  • CANDY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Twelve Nights In Hollywood”
  • WILLOW WEEP FOR ME  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live In Japan”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Let No Man Write My Epitaph”
  • LOVERMAN  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Live At The 4 Qs”
  • I GOT IT BAD (AND THAT AIN’T GOOD)  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington  /  “Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • I GOT IT BAD (AND THAT AIN’T GOOD)  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • TOO YOUNG FOR THE BLUES  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald First Lady Of Song”
  • NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Twelves Nights In Hollywood”
  • OH, LADY BE GOOD  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At The Opera House”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “POSITIVE VIBES” (11.14.20)

15 Nov

I tried a little experiment this week – an experiment in terror for me, that is. Could I send out nothing but positive vibes and eschew my inherent pessimism for an entire two hours? It seems to me the times demand this kind of sacrifice and I went for it with a collection of positive songs, positive singers, positive people (a mini-tribute to Fred Rogers), and a few of my favorite oh-so-positive vibes players – messers Gibbs, Wolfe, and Jackson. And for an extra treat – maybe for me only – I did the show live and in person at the station, something that’s not going to happen again until the infection rates really start to dive. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WE THE PEOPLE  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Who’s The Old Guy”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Delicatessen Jazz  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • DAY IN DAY OUT  /  Terry Gibbs Dream Band  /  “Main Stem Vol. 4”
  • LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Gretje Angell  /  “…In Any Key”
  • MOON RIVER  /  James Taylor  /  “American Standard”
  • LAUGHING AT LIFE  /  Etta Jones & Houston Person  /  “Doin’ What She Does Best”
  • WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR  /  Benny Benack III  /  “A Lot Of Livin’ To Do”
  • I LIKE TO TAKE MY TIME  /  Kevin Bales & Keri Johnsrud  /  “Beyond The Neighborhood” The Music Of Fred rogers”
  • IT’S A GOOD DAY  /  Emilie Mover  /  “Emilie Mover Sings Peggy Lee”
  • THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Marvin Gaye  /  “Live At The Copa”
  • TIME IS A FUNNY THING  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Some Of That Sunshine”
  • I’M JUST A LUCKY SO AND SO  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles”
  • WE’VE GOT TO PUT THE SUN BACK IN THE SKY  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen
  • LOVE YOU MADLY  /  Rachael Price  /  “The Good Hours”
  • SOMETHIN’ LIKE LOVE  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING  /  Josie Falbo  /  “You Must Believe In Spring”
  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • HOPE IS A THING WITH FEATHERS  /  Tania Grubbs Quintet  /  “Live At Maureen’s Jazz Cellar”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  Milt Jackson, Ray Brown, Joe Pass  /  The Big 3”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington  /  “Francis A & Edward K”
  • THE GHOSTS OF TOMORROW  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “Anthem”
  • ON A CLEAR DAY  /  Tuck & Patti  /  Love Warriors”
  • HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING  /  Rene Marie  /  “Live At the Jazz Standard”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HOW SWEET IT IS” – AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST (10.24.20)

25 Oct

Seems to me the world needs some sweetness even more than when I first did this show last June. Guaranteed “sweet” songs with no sugary aftertaste. Here’s how I introduced the show last summer. 

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 “MAKING TURNTABLE FOR ONE MORE COLORFUL” (8.15.20)

16 Aug

I get lots of requests from listeners, most of which I can’t fulfill because I sold my dueling pistols many years ago. When someone suggested that I try to make the program more colorful, immediately after my legal team informed me that I couldn’t sue for slander, I decided to give it a go. Below is my colorful solution – songs and/or singers or musicians with colorful names. (I know that Billie Holiday isn’t a color. But you know who took the solo on that cut? Urbie Green!)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • BLUE SKIES  /  Johanna Sillanpaa  /  “From this Side”
  • SERENADE IN BLUE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old, New Borrowed, and The Blues”
  • THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  Claire Teal  /  “At Your Request”
  • LITTLE RED ROOSTER  /  Mark Jennett  /  “The Way I Am”
  • I SHOULD CARE  /  Kelly Green  /  “Life Rearranged”
  • BEING GREEN  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Once In Every Heart”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Katerina Brown & Kenny Washington  /  “Mirror”
  • LA VIE EN ROSE  /  Chloe Perrier  /  “Petite Fleur”
  • WHEN THE RED, RED ROBIN  /  (Mystery Verse)  /  Molly Lyons  /  “Verses Only!”
  • ON GREEN DOLPHIN STREET  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “For Trane”
  • EASY TO REMEMBER  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • SOMETHING’S COMING  /  Andre Previn, Shelly Manne, Red Mitchell  /  “The Nearness Of You”
  • I’VE NEVER BEEN ANYTHING  /  Ronny Whyte  /  “Whyte Wolf”
  • BORN TO BE BLUE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie”
  • WE’VE GOT A WORLD THAT SWINGS  /  Tom Rust & John Horler  /  “Lucky To Be Me”
  • THE GIRAFFE SONG  /  Audrey Silver  /  “Let Me Know Your Heart”
  • HOUSE OF GOLD  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin album”
  • BLACKBIRD/BYE BYE BLACKBIRD  /  Sara Gazarek & Josh Nelson  /  “Dream in The Blue”
  • MEN ARE ALL ALIKE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Shirley Temple Black  /  “Shirley Temple Storybook Collection”
  • YELLOW DAYS  /  Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington  /  “Francis A. & Edward K.”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  Ray Blue  /  “Work”
  • SCOTCH AND SODA  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Blue & Pink: The Blue Songs”
  • BLACK COFFEE  /  Bonnie Pointer  /  “That’s A Plenty”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A TURNTABLE FOR ONE FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION!” (7.4.20)

5 Jul

This was my first Fourth Of July show ever (I’m usually off during July and August). So should the show be patriotic? Ironic? Serious? Cynical? Yes, yes, yes, and yes! I celebrated with some traditional songs, plus the Buddy Rich Big Band for fireworks, Laverne Butler with a declaration of independence, tributes to Freddy Cole, Johnny Mandel, and Jim Pepper, and  songs by Dave Frishberg, Randy Newman in celebration of the First Amendment. Looks like I’ll be around all summer this year. Check back frequently. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MY COUNTRY ‘TIS OF THEE  /  Rene Marie  /  “Voice Of My Beautiful Country”
  • GRAND OLD FLAG  /  Sweet Sue Terry  /  “Live At The Deer Head Inn”
  • BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU?  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Love Makes The Changes”
  • MY COUNTRY USED TO BE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Do You Miss New York?”
  • A SONG AFTER SUNDOWN  /  Stan Getz & Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops  /  “The Essential Stan Getz”
  • AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL  /  Ray Charles  /  “Ray Charles Forever”
  • MY COUNTRY TIS OF THEE  /  Halloween Americans  /  “Halloween 101-USA Horror Music”
  • READY MIX  /  Buddy Rich  /  “Just In Time: The Final Recording”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME/GOD BLESS America  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  “Mamaloshen”
  • THERE USED TO BE A BALLPARK  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tim McCarver  /  “Tim McCarver Sings Selections From The Great American Songbook”
  • AMERICA  /  Simon & Garfunkle  /  “Old Friends”
  • THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER  /  Duke Ellington Orchestra  /  “Love You Madly”
  • DON’T LET THE SUN CATCH YOU CRYING  /  Laverne Butler  /  “Blues In The City”
  • TAKE ME TO THE ALLEY  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Take Me to the Alley”
  • AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL  /  John Daversa Big Band  /  “American Dreamers”
  • A FEW WORDS IN DEFENSE OF OUR COUNTRY  /  Randy Newman  /  “The Randy Newman Songbook”
  • WITCHI TAI TO  /  Chris Hills  /  “Everything Is Everything”
  • POLKA DOTS AND MOONBEAMS  /  Jim Pepper  /  “Dakota Song”
  • LIFE’S A LESSON  /  Ben Sidran & Giorgia  /  “Ben There, Done That”
  • AMERICAN TUNE  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Questions”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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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 “THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS” (2.1.20)

3 Feb

I’ve tried for months to do this theme, but something horrible would happen – in a mall, or a night club, or, dear God, another school. So, of course, out of decency I deferred. Besides, after a tragedy, that time is always reserved for politicians to offer their “thoughts and prayers” in lieu of doing anything. I thought I was safe this week, maybe because it was the night before the Super Bowl, or the night before Groundhog Day, or maybe because America really needs a hug this week, I offered some songs about thoughts and prayers. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SERMONETTE. /. Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross  /  “The Hottest New Group In Jazz”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU   /. Catherine Russell  /  “Harlem On My Mind”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN   /. Paul Jost  /  “Simple Life”
  • I SAY A LITTLE PRAYER FOR YOU   /. Aretha Franklin & Royal Philharmonic Orch.  /  “A Brand New Me”
  • HOUSE OF GOLD   /. Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • DON’T THINK TWICE   /  Janet Planet  /  “Janet Planet Sings The Bob Dylan Songbook”
  • I’LL ONLY MISS HER WHEN I THINK OF HER   /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Star”
  • RAINBOW CONNECTION   /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • SACK FULL OF DREAMS   /. Virginia Schenk  /  “Battle Cry”
  • PENSATIVA   /  Charles Lloyd  /  “Autumn In New York”
  • IF HE CHANGED MY NAME   /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina At The Village Gate”
  • WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH   /  Imelda May, Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • I THOUGHT OF YOU LAST NIGHT   /  Morgana King  /  “Wild Is Love”
  • LOSING MY MIND   /  Donna Murphy  /  “Wall To Wall Sondheim”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU   /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Joey DeFrancesco  /  “Singin’ & Swingin’”
  • PLEASE SEND ME SOMEONE TO LOVE   /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Save Your Love For Me”
  • PRAYER   /  Miles Davis  /  “Porgy & Bess”
  • BROWN BABY   /  Amber Weeks  /  “Pure Imagination”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE   /  Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington  /  “Francis A. & Edward K.”
  • LOST IN THE STARS   /  Nnenna Feelon  /  “Listen”
  • BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU   /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Mr. Oscar Brown Jr. Goes To Washington”
  • PARIS MISMATCH   /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “GIVE & TAKE WEEK” (10.12.19)

13 Oct

The two words, give and take, are frequently associated with my show, although usually in the form of “Give me a break!” and “I’m going to take a nap.” But this week all of the songs had either the words or the concepts of giving and taking. Plus it was the audience’s turn to get involved because it was Fall Fundraising week at WMNR, Fine Arts Radio (wmnr.org); so with phone and on-line pledges people put their money where my mouth is, supporting the show and this wonderful anomaly of a radio station. Thanks!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE GLORY OF LOVE  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE  /  Jacintha  /  “Autumn Leaves”
  • TAKE A CHANCE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Rare Sinatra”
  • TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “I’ll Take Romance”
  • TAKE FIVE  /  Paul Desmond Quartet  /  “Live”
  • TAKE LOVE EASY  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Take Love Easy”
  • GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE  /  Paul Jost  /  “Simple Life”
  • TAKE A BITE  /  Margaret Whiting  /  “The Lady’s In Love With You”  
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Ray Charles  /  “Ray Charles Forever”
  • GIVE HIM THE OO-LA-LA  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • I’LL TAKE ROMANCE  /  Eydie Gorme  /  “Eydie Gorme: The Best Songs”
  • TAKE THE A TRAIN  /  Duke Ellington  /  “Hot Summer Dance”
  • TAKE THE B TRAIN  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “Fine State”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Jimmy Scott  /  “Moonglow”
  • IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT  /  Ashley Pezzotti  /  “We’ve Only Just Begun”
  • I CAN’T TAKE YOU NOWHERE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “By Himself”
  • LET’S TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME  /  Chris Connor  /  “Classic”
  • LET’S TAKE A WALK AROUND THE BLOCK  /  Mel Torme  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • LET’S TAKE AN OLD FASHIONED WALK  /  Diane Marino  /  “Soul Serenade”
  • SOMETHING TO REMEMBER YOU BY  /  Irene Kral  /  “Second Chance”
  • I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE  /  Smokey Robinson  /  “Timeless Love”
  • A KISS TO BUILD A DREAM ON  /  k.d. lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • A DOLLAR FOR A DIME  /  Joe Williams  /  “Every Night”
  • GIVE A LITTLE WHISTLE  /  Julie London  /  “Nice Girls Don’t Stay For Breakfast”
  • NEW YORK STATE OF MIND  /  Tony Bennett & Billy Joel  /  “Playin’ With My Friends”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “EARLY BIRDS VS NIGHT OWLS” (1.26.19)

27 Jan

I believe there are two kinds of people in the world – morning people and night people. I vote for the latter because they have the good sense and good taste to stay up and listen to my show.  But I played songs for both just in case…

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING  /  Ray Charles & Count Basie  /  “Ray Sings, Count Basie Swings”
  • MOONDANCE  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Here, There, & Everywhere”
  • MORNIN’  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life, Collected”
  • OUR DELIGHT  /  3rd Coast Vocals  /  “3VC”
  • DRINKING AGAIN  /  Dinah Washington  /  Dinah ‘62”
  • NIGHT LIFE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “September Ballads”
  • I GOT THE SUN IN THE MORNING  /  Allegra Levy  /  “Looking At The Moon”
  • NIGHT LIGHTS  /  Gerry Mulligan  /  Night Lights”
  • NIGHT LIGHTS  /  Bobby Scott  /  “For Sentimental Reasons”
  • WHEN THE RED RED ROBIN  /  (Mystery Melody)  /  Molly Lyons  /  “Verses Only!”
  • THE LAMP IS LOW  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • NIGHT AND DAY  /  Willie Nelson  /  “My Way”
  • IT’S ALWAYS 4 AM  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Blue & Pink: The Blue Songs”
  • DAYBREAK  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To The Ladies”
  • GOOD MORNING COWBOY  /  Cyrille Aimee & Diego Figueiredo  /  “Smile”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Jamie Cullum & Laura Mvula  /  “Interlude”
  • NIGHT SONG  /  Nina Simone  /  “Broadway – Blues – Ballads”
  • IN THE EVENIN’  /  Joe Williams  /  “At Newport ‘63”
  • THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES  /  Irene Kral  /  “Second Chance”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Michel Legrand  /  “Legrand Jazz”
  • DAWN  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • THE NIGHT WE CALLED IT A DAY  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS  /  Carin Lundin  /  “Babble”
  • SKYLARK  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington  /  “Francis A. & Edward K.”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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