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PLAYLIST FOR “CHRISTMAS PARTY 2019” (12.21.19)

22 Dec

Lots of good cheer, great holiday music by favorites young and old, some talk about chopping down a Christmas tree and how the dreidel was an item of torture in my youth, plus chestnuts roasting on an open fire – until I remembered the radio station doesn’t have a fireplace. Merry Christmas to all; and a very happy new year. God knows we could use both. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MY FAVORITE THINGS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Snowfall”
  • WINTER WONDERLAND  /  Monica Ramey  /  “Some Enchanted Christmas”
  • I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS  /  Leslie Odom Jr.  /  “Simply Christmas”
  • CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE  /  Holly Cole  /  “Baby It’s Cold Outside”
  • IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF YEAR  /  Accent  /  “Christmas All The Way”
  • MISTER SANTA  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “A Very Chaise Lounge Christmas”
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY  /  Ramsey Lewis Trio  /  “Sound Of Christmas”
  • JINGLE BELLS  /  Bing Crosby & The Puppini Sisters  /  “Bing At Christmas”
  • I GOT MY LOVE TO KEEP ME WARM  /  Idina Menzel & Billy Porter  /  “Christmas: A Season”
  • WINTER’S NEVER COLD WHEN YOU’RE AROUND  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jane Lynch  /  “A Swingin’ Little Christmas”
  • I WONDER AS I WANDER  /  New York Voices  /  “GRP Christmas Collection”
  • THE THEORY SONG  /  David Rakowski  /  
  • THE CHRISTMAS SONG  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • GREENSLEEVES  /  Buddy Rich Big Band  /  “The Best Of Buddy Rich”
  • CHRISTMAS WILL REALLY BE CHRISTMAS  /  Kristin Korb  /  “That Time Of Year”
  • HE’S GONNA TAKE AWAY OUR CHRISTMAS  /  Robert Goulet  /  “Robert Goulet’s Wonderful World of Christmas”
  • THE MAN WITH THE BAG  /  Veronica Swift & JLCO  /  “Big Band Jazz II”
  • WE THREE KINGS  /  Joey DeFrancesco  /  “Home for the Holidays”
  • WHITE CHRISTMAS  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “A Christmas Album”
  • THE SECRET OF CHRISTMAS  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS  /  Avalon Jazz Band  /  “Wintertime Dreams”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • O TANNENBAUM  /  Aretha Franklin  /  “Big Band Holiday’s II”
  • ANGEL’S LULLABY  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Winter Wonderland”
  • SILENT NIGHT  /  Connie Evingson  /  “The Secret of Christmas”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LAUGHTER & TEARS” (12.7.19)

9 Dec

I’m sure I’ve mentioned a few dozen times that I’m a “glass half-empty” kind of guy. Not only do I think the glass is half-empty, I worry about who’s been drinking from my glass. I can find something sad about an IRS refund. And don’t get me started about “brown paper packages tied up with strings.” Don’t you think that’s setting the bar for happiness a little low? So, of course,  when I do a show about Laughter, I’m also going to do a show about Tears. It makes perfect sense to me – and, after all, it’s my show. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WHEN YOU’RE SMILING  /  Carol Welsman  /  “Memories Of You: A Tribute To Benny Goodman”
  • YOU’VE GOT ME CRYING AGAIN  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • LAUGHING AT LIFE  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • THIS FUNNY WORLD  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Complete Improv Recordings”
  • IT TAKES A LOT TO LAUGH. IT TAKES A TRAIN TO CRY  /  Janet Planet  /  “Janet Planet Sings The bob Dylan Songbook”
  • A MAN AIN’T SUPPOSED TO CRY  /  John Doakes  /  “Forever Reasons”
  • DON’T LET THE SUN CATCH YOU CRYING  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • I GUESS I’LL HANG MY TEARS OUT TO DRY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Only The Lonely”
  • THIS WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Take A Look”
  • THEY ALL LAUGHED  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Thomas Quastoff  /  “The Jazz Album”
  • WILLOW WEEP FOR ME  /  Stan Kenton  /  “Standards In Silhouette
  • INSIDE A SILENT TEAR  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • LAUGHING ON THE OUTSIDE  /  Nat Cole  /  “Where Did Everybody Go?”
  • I CRIED FOR YOU  /  Ellen Andersson Quartet  /  “I’ll Be Seeing You”
  • THE TEARS OF A CLOWN  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Pride & Joy”
  • CRY ME A RIVER  /  Malou Beauvoir & Jean Chaudron Trio  /  “An Evening At The Swan”
  • SMILE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Lyle Lovett  /  “Smile”
  • YOU’RE LAUGHING AT ME  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The Songbook Collections”
  • ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT (Elvis Laughing)  /  Elvis Presley  /  “Live 1969”
  • I’M GONNA LAUGH YOU RIGHT OUT OF MY LIFE  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • MONA LISA  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Tokyo ‘96”
  • I DON’T WANT TO CRY ANYMORE  /  Billie Holiday  /  “The Complete Billie Holiday On Verve”
  • WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  

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PLAYLIST FOR “VIOLENCE WEEK” (11.9.19)

11 Nov

If you ask me – and I’m going to pretend that you have – nothing stirs the heart and lifts our spirits like the men and women who, through practice and persistence, have mastered the art of violence — hey, wait a minute. That’s not what I’m typing! How do I turn off auto-fill? I mean VIOLINS! All of the music this week features a violin or a string section, or a jazz or classical violinist, plus a couple singers who also play violin. All in all, it was a very satisfying auditory discussion of string theory.  

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR THE SUNRISE  /  Aaron Weinstein  /  “3×3”
  • I CONCENTRATE ON YOU  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  •  THAT FACE  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • THEM THERE EYES  /  Yamit Lemoine  /  “AIn’t Misbehavin’”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Jamie Cullum & Laura Mvula  /  “Interlude”
  • I’VE GOT NO STRINGS  /  Roz Corral  /  “Telling Tales”
  • MAKE UP YOUR MIND  /  Andre Previn & Itzhak Perlman  /  “A Different Kind of Blues”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Gregory Porter  /  “Someone To Watch over Me”
  • DON’T TAKE YOUR LOVE FROM ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Rhonda Fleming  /  “The Very Best…”
  • MENILMONTANT  /  Avalon Jazz Band  /  “I Love Paris”
  • WHERE DO YOU START?  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • SPARKLE AND SHINE  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • THE MOOD I’M IN  /  Calabria Foti & John Pizzarelli  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • SOMETIMES I’M HAPPY  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • HOW HIGH THE MOON  /  Stephane Grappelli, Jean-Luc Ponty, Stuff Smith  /  “Jazz Violin Summit”
  • SAY IT (OVER & OVER AGAIN)  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Dedicated To You”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Gregory Harrington  /  “Without You”
  • YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin album”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Linda Ronstadt  /  “For Sentimental Reasons”
  • QUIET LONGING  /  Don Ellis Big Band  /  “Tears Of Joy”
  • AUTUMN IN NEW YORK  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Fly With Me”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HEADLINE NEWS” (9.14.19)

14 Sep

Have you checked out the headlines these days? Accusations. Recriminations. Distortions. And that’s just about the weather! To give everyone a break, I’ve come up with some “headlines” of my own, sung by some of my favorite headliners.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYTHING’S MOVIN’ TOO FAST  /  Hetty Kate  /  “The Dan McLean Hot Six Meet Hetty Kate”
  • NO MOON AT ALL  /  Carolyn Lee Jones  /  “Close Your Eyes”
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Merry Go Round”
  • WITHOUT A SONG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “I Remember Tommy”
  • LOVE IS SWEEPING THE COUNTRY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The George & Ira Gershwin Songbook”
  • (John Bolton)  / I’VE ONLY MYSELF TO BLAME  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad And Blues Master”
  • THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR THE SUNRISE  /  Sue Raney  /  “Happiness Is A Warm Sue Raney”
  • ADDICTED TO LOVE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • (The Bahamas)  /  INTO EACH LIFE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Patty Duke  /  “Don’t Just Stand There”
  • SOME DAYS EVERYTHING GOES WRONG  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “The Shelter of Your Arms”
  • (Emergency Headline From The White House)  /  STARS FELL ON ALABAMA  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • TIS AUTUMN  /  Nnenna Freelon  /  “Heritage”
  • SUNDAY IN NEW YORK  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Ultra Lounge: Wild, Cool, & Swinging”
  • AUTUMN IN NEW YORK  /  Mary Stallings  /  “But Beautiful”
  • EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend – Live In concert”
  • RULES OF THE ROAD  /  Syndee Winters  /  “Lessons From A Lady”
  • YOU CAN’T LOVE ‘EM ALL  /  Loston Harris  /  “Swingfully Yours”
  • DOWNHILL  /  Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Swing Out”
  • IT ISN’T SO GOOD IT COULDN’T GET BETTER  /  Ronny White  /  “Whyte Wolf”
  • (R.B. G.)  /  I’M STILL HERE  /  Elaine Stritch  /  “Show Stoppers Vol. 2”
  • PEOPLE TIME  /  Stan Getz Quartet  /  “Yours & Mine”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Imelda May & Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”ˆ
  • WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sing Comden & Green”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “THE ‘I’ WORD” (6.22.19)

23 Jun

The “I” Word – it’s one hot topic these days, although there are a lot of people in D.C. so nervous about it they can’t can’t bring themselves to say the entire word. Hence: The “I” Word. Well, I can think of a bunch of “I” Word songs that directly apply to or illustrate what’s happening in our world today. I did save some personal favorites for the last half hour of the show. 

(“I”-Word)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • (Irresponsible)  /  CALL ME IRRESPONSIBLE  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Hello Dolly To Goodbye Charlie”
  • (Invite)  /  IF I HAD YOU  /  Nnenna Freelon  /  “Live”
  • (Intransigence)  /  I WON’T DANCE  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • (Irritating)  /  YOU IRRITATE ME SO  /  Audrey Morris  /  “The Voice Of Audrey Morris”
  • (Irrational)  /  I DON’T KNOW WHY  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • (Idiocy)  /  YOU’RE A CAD  /  Hilary Gardner & Charles Ruggiero  /  “The Bird & The Bee”
  • (Absolute Immunity)  /  I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • (Impossible)  /  THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  The Singing Nuns  /  “Sounds Of Joyous Music”
  • (Instructive)  /  IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Brianna Thomas & Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Swing Out”
  • (Irony)  /  I’M NOT TALKING  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles”
  • (Imbroglio)  /  WAITER, OH WAITER  /  Stacey Kent  /  “The Changing Lights”
  • (Immature)  /  I DON’T WANT TO  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Second Hand Smoke”
  • (Imagination)  /  IMAGINATION  /  Jesse Belvin  /  “Mr. Easy”
  • (Intermission)  /  INTERMISSION RIFF  /  Stan Kenton Orchestra  /  “Stompin’ At Newport”
  • (Indefatigable)  /  WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Songs Were Made To Sing”
  • (Innocence)  /  BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • (Indulgent)  /  GEE, BABY, AIN’T I GOOD TO YOU  /  Haley Reinhart/Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /“The Capitol Sessions”
  • (Infinite)  /  LOST IN THE STARS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  William Shatner w/ Ernie Watts  /  “Seeking Major Tom”
  • (Immoral)  /  I WANT TO BE EVIL  /  Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings  /  “Groovin”
  • (Idealistic)  /  THE RAINBOW CONNECTION  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • (Immutable)  /  WHY TRY TO CHANGE ME NOW  /  Marlene VerPlanck  /  “Ballads…Mostly”
  • (Irreplaceable)  /  LATE LAMENT  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “After The Fall”
  • (Incomparable)  /  I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At Dukes’ Place”
  • (Insightful)  /  FRAGILE  /  Sting  /  “Live In Berlin”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY 2019”

16 Mar

 

It’s been a Turntable For One St. Patrick’s Day tradition for me to play some jazz singers from Ireland, a few Irish-American (or at least half-Irish-American) singers and musicians, and – always a highlight – for me to eat some traditional Irish food on the air – which, of course, means  a bowl of Lucky Charms. And, as if hearing me struggle and choke wasn’t incentive enough, I made this year’s party a celebration of the songs of Jimmy McHugh, the wonderful Irish-American composer.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • CAN’T GET OUT OF THIS MOOD  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson  /  “Two’s Company”
  • LET’S GET LOST  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “Baby Plays Around”
  • MOLLY MALONE  /  Tara O’Grady  /  “Black Irish”
  • I’LL NEVER BE THE SAME  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “Turning Skies”
  • YESTERDAY I HEARD THE RAIN  /  Chris McNulty  /  “Eternal”
  • LOVE WON’T LET YOU GET AWAY  /  Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney  /  “Fancy Meeting You Here”
  • IF LOVE WERE ALL /  Judy Garland  /  Judy At Carnegie Hall”
  • SOMETHING COOL  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Lonely Woman”
  • EXACTLY LIKE YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Regis Philbin  /  “When You’re Smiling”
  • I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE  /  Five Play  /  “Live From The Firehouse Stage”
  • I MUST HAVE THAT MAN  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT LOVE  /  Nat Cole  /  “Night Lights”
  • ALL ALONE AM I  /  Cassandre McKinley  /  “Dragonfly”
  • THE IRISH BALLAD  /  Tom Lehrer  /  “Revisited”
  • SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST  /  Ella Fitzgerald with Tommy Flanagan Trio  /  “Jazz At The Santa Monica Civic ‘72”
  • TRAVLIN’ LIGHT  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving Me Crazy”
  • GONE WITH THE WIND  /  Kate McGarry  /  “The Subject Tonight Is Love”
  • SAY IT  /  John Proulx  /  “Say It”
  • BALLAD  /  Gerry Mulligan  /  “The Complete Verve Concert Jazz Band Sessions:
  • ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT  /  Paul Buchanan & Chris Botti  /  “Live With Orchestra & Special Guests”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Imelda May & Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • LOOK TO THE RAINBOW  /  Luciana Souza  /  “Centennial”
  • DANNY BOY  /  Tony Bennett & Stan Getz  /  “Jazz”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “IT’S ABOUT TIME” (3.9.19)

9 Mar

As a public service, to remind my audience that it’s time to spring ahead to Daylight Saving Time, I offered a number of “timely” songs. I trust that everyone had a good time. If not, this is definitely not the right time to tell me. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TIME IT WAS  /  Monica Ramey  /  “Make Someone Happy”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • MOONLIGHT SAVINGS TIME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • TIME AFTER TIME  /  Lou Watson  /  “Taking A Chance On Love”
  • SO LITTLE TIME  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Sentimental Streak”
  • I FORGET THE TIME  /  Frankie Laine  /  “Reunion In Rhythm”
  • AS TIME GOES BY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella In Budapest”
  • A TIME FOR LOVE  /  The Swingle Singers  /  “Mood Swings”
  • JUST IN TIME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Marvin Gaye  /  “Live At The Copa”
  • I’M LATE  /  Ann Richards  /  “The Many Moods Of Ann Richards”
  • LONELY TIME  /  Maynard Ferguson  /  “A Message From Birdland”
  • TIME IS A FUNNY THING  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Some Of That Sunshine”
  • TIME ON MY HANDS  /  Rose Murphy  /  “Rose Murphy”
  • BY THE TIME A GET TO PHOENIX  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Cycles”
  • SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES  /  Diane Keaton  /  “Annie Hall”
  • KILLING TIME  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • KILLING TIME  /  Carol Welsman  /  “Alone Together”
  • ANYTIME, ANY DAY, ANYWHERE  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • 11:60 PM  /  Hetty Kate & The Irwell Street String Band  /  “11:60 PM”
  • IF I COULD BE WITH YOU  /  Dinah Washington  /  “Sexy Jazz”
  • PEOPLE TIME  /  Stan Getz  /  “Yours & Mine”
  • FRENCH FRIES & CHAMPAGNE / The Hot Sardines / “French Fries & Champagne”
  • TIME AND LOVE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Monica Zetterlund & Bill Evans  /  “Waltz For Debby”
  • TIME YOU OLD GYPSY  /  Julius LaRosa  /  “That’s A Wrap”
  • TIME TO GO  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Dreams”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

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