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PLAYLIST FOR “BRAGGARTS, BULLIES, AND BUMS” (1.22.22)

26 Jan

I think this week’s theme definitively answered the question of whether there is any group I won’t suck up to in order to get them to listen to the show. But you have to admit I gave these low-lifes bragging rights over a couple hours of damn good music.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE BEST IS YET TO COME  /  Kenny Washington  /   “What’s The Hurry”
  • YOU’RE GONNA HEAR FROM ME  / Veronica Swift  /   “Confessions”
  • I LIKE TO LEAD WHEN I DANCE  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Sinatra ’65”
  • EVERYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU  /  Nancy Lane  /   “Let Me Love You”
  • I LIKE MYSELF  /  Seth MacFarlane  /   “In Full Swing”
  • I’VE GOT JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING  /  Fleurine  /   “Meant To Be”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • DON’T TOUCH MY BISCUITS  /  Kathy Walkup  /   “The Secret of The Song”
  • THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE WORLD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   Ed McMahon  /   “And Me…I’m Ed McMahon”
  • THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE WORLD (Reprise)  /  Jimmy Durante  /   “Billy Rose’s Jumbo”   
  • THE BEST THING FOR YOU  /  Diana Krall  /   “When I Look In Your Eyes”
  • THIS IS THE LIFE  /  Freddy Cole  /   “This Is The Life”
  • FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN  /  Linda Ronstadt  /   “Lush Life”
  • MOVE TO THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWN  /  Ray Charles & Wynton Marsalis Septet  /  “United We Swing”
  • I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER  /  Marc Pompe  /   “Monk’s Dream”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Best Of Sarah Vaughan”
  • YOU CAN COUNT ON ME TO DO MY PART  /  Mose Allison  /   “Mose In Your Ear”
  • WHEN IN ROME  /  Claire Teal  /   “Don’t Talk”
  • I CAN’T GET STARTED  /  Charles Mingus  /   “Mingus Plays Piano”
  • I CAN’T GET STARTED  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   Merle Haggard  /   “Unforgettable Merle Haggard”
  • DO NOTHING TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Molly Johnson  /   “Because Of Billie”
  • I’VE GOT IT BAD  /  Nat Cole & George Shearing  /   “Nat King Cole Sings & George Shearing Plays”
  • PEEL ME A GRAPE  /  Lyle Lovett & Blossom Dearie
  • I’M JUST A LUCKY SO AND SO  /  Anais Reno  /   “Lovesome Thing”
  • SINCE I FELL FOR YOU  / Aaron Neville  /   “Nature Boy: The Standards Album”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MEMORY PROBLEMS” (9.29.20)

27 Sep

In the past I’ve done shows on “whistling” and “dancing.” Why did I choose those themes? Because those are two things I’ve never been able to do. In my life! I also can’t roll my tongue but, come on – if you can get two hours of songs out of that theme, you should be doing my show. In picking themes, I gotta go with what I know. So Memory Problems, songs about remembering and forgetting, was an obvious choice. I finished the show with a poem/prayer sung in Hebrew by Sophie Milman. I couldn’t let RBG’s passing go without some kind of celebration.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • I’LL REMEMBER APRIL  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Dreams”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  George Michael  /  “Songs From The Last Century”
  • REMEMBER  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • STARDUST  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Rarities, Outtakes, & Other Delights”
  • WHAT DID I FORGET?  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “Hearts & Minds”
  • FORGETFUL  /  Chet Baker  /  Embraceable You”
  • THANKS FOR THE MEMORY  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamsville”
  • THESE FOOLISH THINGS  /  Nat King Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • GET HAPPY  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • TRY TO REMEMBER /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ed McMahon  /  “And Me…I’m Ed McMahon”
  • MEMORIES OF YOU  /  Carol Welsman  /  “Memories Of You”
  • REMEMBERING  /  Avishai Cohen  /  “At Home”
  • SWEET KENTUCKY HAM  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Classics”
  • DID I REMEMBER  /  Emily Asher  /  “Emily Asher’s Garden Party”
  • MEMORY IN BLACK AND WHITE  /  Nikki Lorenzo & Sasha’s Bloc  /  “Club Rendezvous”
  • THE WAY WE WERE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Boston Concert 1976”
  • YOU WON’T FORGET ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • I REMEMBER CLIFFORD  /  Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “Still Live”
  • REMEMBERING TO BREATHE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Dooji Wooji”
  • EASY TO REMEMBER  /  Ian Shaw  /  “The Echo Of A Song”
  • ELI, ELI  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Make Someone Happy”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY” (3.17.17)

20 Mar

Just about every performer and even some of the composers this week were either Irish or Irish-American, including one of the Mystery Vocalists which was an Irish Setter. But my favorite part of the show was eating some authentic Irish food – I gobbled down a bowl of Lucky Charms.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • DETOUR AHEAD  /  Mary Coughlan  /  “Long Honeymoon”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Van Morrison  /  “Versatile”
  • UNDECIDED/DOWN WITH LOVE  /  Emilie Conway  /  The Secret Of A Rose”
  • THE HEATHER ON THE HILL  /  Kate McGarry  /  “The Target”
  • MOLLY MALONE  /  The Hi-Lo’s  /  “The Hi-Lo’s Happen To Folk Music”
  • MEET YOU AT THE MOON   /  Imelda May  /  “Love Tattoo”
  • THE MOON’S A HARSH MISTRESS  /  Judy Collins & Jimmy Webb  /  “Live At The Metropolitan Museum”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “The Best Of Love Songs”
  • THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE WORLD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ed McMahon  /  “And Me, I’m Ed McMahon”
  • I WISH I COULD SAY THAT I’M FINE  /  Katharine Timoney  /  “Man Of Mine”
  • I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HIS FACE  /  Katherine McPhee  /  “I Fall In Love Too Easily”
  • HELLO DOLLY  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “Oh My NOLA”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Louis Stewart  /  “Angel Eyes”
  • SECRET LOVE  /  Sinead O’Connor  /  “Am I Not Your Girl?”
  • GONE GONE GONE  / (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Colin Farrell  /  “Crazy Heart” The Soundtrack”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie  /  “Ella & Basie”
  • THE IRISH BALLAD  /  Tom Lehrer  /  “Revisited”
  • GO DOWN EASY  /  Christine Tobin  /  “Romance & Revolution”
  • I WANT TO BE AROUND  /  Tony Bennett & Bono  /  “Duets: An American Classic”
  • HOW ARE THINGS IN GLOCCA MORRA  /  Chris McNulty  /  “The Song That Sings You Here”
  • DANNY BOY  /  Bill Evans  /  “Bill Evans For Lovers”
  • LOOK TO THE RAINBOW  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Look To The Rainbow”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Honor Heffernan  /  “Fire And Ice”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO INTERJECTIONS” (10.14.17)

14 Oct

In my persistent yet utterly futile attempt to keep grammar alive (though most seem to feel it’s time to pull the plug), I dedicated this week’s show to an important if impulsive part of speech, the interjection, those words and phrases that add surprise, passion, and sometimes profanity to our every day conversations and writing. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • JEEPERS CREEPERS  /  Julius LaRosa  /  “Julius LaRosa”
  • GOODY GOODY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald At The Opera House”
  • FLY ME TO THE MOON  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “It Might As Well Be Swing”
  • DEED I DO  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You”
  • I COULD CARE LESS  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “By Himself”
  • OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING  /  Ray Charles & Count Basie  /  “Ray Sings, Basie Swings”
  • OH YOU BEAUTIFUL DOLL  /  Jessica Molasky  /  “Pentimento”
  • HELLO MA BABY  /  Julian Yeo  /  “1923”
  • THE TELEPHONE SONG  /  Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz  /  “The Bossa Nova Years”
  • I’M CHECKIN’ OUT, GOOM BYE  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Strictly Romancin’”
  • CHANGE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Songs From Big Sur”
  • OH! LOOK AT ME NOW  /  Bobby Darin  /  “The Legendary Bobby Darin”
  • OH! DARLING  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • NAGASAKI  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • DARN THAT DREAM  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “A Little Moonlight”
  • IT DON’T MEAN A THING  /  Thelonious Monk  /  “Thelonious Monk Plays Ellington”
  • HEY YOU WITH THE CRAZY EYES  /  Loston Harris  /  “Swingfully Yours”
  • MY BROOKLYN LOVE SONG  /  Duchess  /  “Duchess”
  • THANK HEAVENS FOR LITTLE GIRLS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ed McMahon  /  “And Me…I’m Ed McMahon”
  • AIN’T SHE SWEET  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Nat, Carole, & Natalie Cole  /  “The Extraordinary”
  • ALRIGHT, OKAY YOU WIN  /  Joe Williams  /  “The Best of Joe Williams”
  • YOU’LL SEE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • THEY ALL LAUGHED  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • IF LOVE WERE ALL  /  Judy Garland”  /  “Judy At Carnegie Hall”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • OH YOU CRAZY MOON  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Monica Zetterlund & Bill Evans  /  “Jazz Round Midnight”  
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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