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PLAYLIST FOR “WILLPOWER VS WON’T-POWER” (6.5.21)

6 Jun

What does it take to lose weight? Willpower. Stop biting your nails? Willpower. What does it take to stop watching America’s Got Talent? Half a brain – but that’s a different issue. Getting back on topic: what does it take to give up smoking? Again, Willpower. So let me get this straight: Willpower is forcing yourself not to do something. Wouldn’t it make more sense to call it Won’t-power?  But no – everyone gives Willpower all the praise and approbation. Well, not  this week! I think Won’t is just as important to songwriters as Will – maybe more important. I tried to prove that with songs about Will and Won’t. I won’t tell you which side won; but I will tell you the music definitely won.

                                                           SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Rebecka Tornqvist  /  “The Stockholm Kaza Sessions”
  • I WON’T DANCE  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • BABY WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Twelve Nights In Hollywood”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR  /  Fred Rogers  /  “You Are Special”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Sara Gazarek  /  “Thirsty Ghost”
  • I WON’T SCAT  /  Ron Boustead  /  “Unlikely Valentine”
  • YOU WON’T BE SATISFIED  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Debbie Reynolds  /  “The Best Of Debbie Reynolds”
  • WHO WILL TAKE MY PLACE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “This And That”
  • GOD WILL  /  Holly Cole  /  “Holly Cole”
  • TROUBLE JUST WON’T GO AWAY  /  Radam Schwartz Organ Big Band  /  “Message From Groove & GW”
  • LOVE WON’T LET YOU GET AWAY  /  Seth MacFarlane & Sarah Bareilles  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU  /  The Real Group  /  “Live in Stockholm”
  • I WON’T GROW UP  /  Jamie Cullum & Geoff Gascogne   /  “From The Vaults”
  • I WILL  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let it Be Jazz”
  • YOU WON’T SEE ME  /  The Hot Club Of San Francisco  /  “John Paul George & Django”
  • YOU WON’T FORGET ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • HEART WE WILL FORGET HIM  /  Cassia DeMayo  /  “Heart We Will Forget Him”
  • WILL YOU STILL BE MINE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  •  QUE SERA SERA  /  Malene Mortensen  /  “Still In Love With You”
  • I WON’T TELL A SOUL  /  Jimmy Witherspoon & Brother Jack McDuff  /  “The Blues Is Now”
  • WILL I FIND MY LOVE TODAY  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At Carnegie Hall”
  • I WON’T SEND ROSES  /  Brian Stokes Mitchell  /  “Plays With Music”
  • SOMEDAY MY PRINCE WILL COME  /  Alexis Cole  /  “Someday My Prince Will Come”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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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 “IN THE COMPANY OF ACCOMPANISTS” (5.22.21)

23 May

Usually I shine the spotlight on the singer behind the mic, but this week I also wanted to pay tribute to some of the other people on the bandstand, the indispensable musicians who are just as adept and flexible and generous in supporting a singer as they are in taking a solo. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist & Accompanist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU  /  Hilary Gardner & Ehud Asherie  /  “The Late Set”
  • YOU CAN DEPEND ON ME  /  Joe Williams & Norman Simmons  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND  /  Roberta Gambarini & Dave Brubeck  /  “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  • MISTY  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Paul Smith  /  “Ella Fitzgerald For Lovers”
  • MISTY  /  Ella Fitzgerald & The London Symphony Orchestra  /  “Someone To Watch Over Me”
  • I WANT TO BE A SIDEMAN  /  Connie Evingson & Dave Frishberg  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Al Hibbler & Rahsaan Roland Kirk  /  “A Meeting Of The Times”
  • I SHOULD CARE  /  Diahann Carroll & Andre Previn  /  “The Andre Previn Trio”
  • FOR MY LADY  /  The Real Group & Toots Thielemans  /  “One For All”
  • THE LAMP IS LOW  /  (Mystery Accompanist)  /  Carmen McRae & Shirley Horn  /  “Sarah: Dedicated To You”
  • OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Shirley Horn  Trio/  “Live At Vine Street”
  • THEY SAY IT’S WONDERFUL  /  Kurt Elling & Lawrence Hobgood  /  “Dedicated To You”
  • SONG FOR MY FATHER  /  Lillie Huddleston & Cody Owen Stine  /  “How Longs Has This Been Going On?”
  • HERE COMES THE SUN  /  Yo-Yo- Ma & James Taylor  /  “Songs Of Joy & Peace”
  • LA VIE EN ROSE/AU PRIVAVE  /  Rebecca Dumaine & Dave Miller  /  “Someday, Someday”
  • I’M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN  /  (Mystery Accompanist)  /  Paul McCartney & Diana Krall  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • DEED I DO  /  Diana Krall  /  “Diana Krall Live In Paris”
  • AZURE-TE  /  Nat King Cole & George Shearing  /  “Nat King Cole Sings & George Shearing Plays”
  • DAY BY DAY  /  Lauren Henderson & Sullivan Fortner  /  “The Songbook Session”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Tuck & Patti  /  “Love Warriors”
  • YOU’RE NEARER (Take 9)  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings”
  • MOON RIVER  /  Nancy LaMott & Christopher Marlowe  /  “Come Rain Or Come Shine”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Mark Winkler & David Benoit  /  “Old Friends”
  • TWO FOR THE ROAD  /  Tierney Sutton & Christian Jacob  /  “I’m With The Band”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MOMSPLAINING” (5.8.21)

8 May

By now everyone knows what “mansplaining” is, right? God knows I’ve explained to my audience a million times. To celebrate moms and Mother’s Day, I played a couple hours of music, advice, and observations entirely from a mom’s point of view. In other words, Momsplaining.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ALWAYS  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The Very Best Of The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • THEM THERE EYES  /  Gretje Angell  /  “…In Any Key”
  • WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Songs Were Made To Sing”
  • CALL ME  /  Astrud Gilberto & Walter Wanderley  /  “Talking Verve”
  • SOMEDAY YOU’LL BE SORRY  /  Olive Brown  /  “Empress Of The Blues”
  • BUTTON UP YOUR OVERCOAT  /  Janet Seidel  /  “The Art of Lounge Vol. 2”
  • AS LONG AS I LIVE  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • IF YOU WANT THE RAINBOW  /  Roberta Donnay & Prohibition Mob Band  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • BITTER WITH THE SWEET  /  Jenna Mammina  /  “Spark”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • DAT DERE  /  Mary Lou Williams  /  “Free Spirits”
  • SECRET O’ LIFE  /  Kate Reid  /  “The Heart Already Knows”
  • SMILE  /  Jacintha  /  “Lush Life”
  • YOU’RE NEARER  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Isabella Lundgren  /  “Look For The Silver Lining”
  • BROWN BABY  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At The Village Gate”
  • GOD BLESS THE CHILD  /  Nancy Wilson & Ramsey Lewis  /  “Simple Pleasures”
  • LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Billie Holiday  /  “All or Nothing At All”
  • HEART’S DESIRE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • IF IT’S MAGIC  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant & Artemis  /  “Artemis”
  • CHILDREN AND ART  /  Bernadette Peters & Mandy Patinkin  /  “Sunday In The Park With George”
  • CHILDREN WILL LISTEN  /  Bernadette Peters  /  “Sondheim, Etc., Etc.”
  • I AM YOUR CHILD  /  Barry Manilow  /  “Barry Manilow 1”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  Dara Tucker  /  “Dreams Of Waking – Music For a Better World”
  • 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 “WINNING SINGERS-LOSING SONGS” (4.24.21)

25 Apr

It’s time for the Oscars again. And, yes, you can fault the Oscars for being over-the-top – over the top egos, over the top vanity, over the top self-adulation. On the other hand, what do people who don’t win usually say? “It’s an honor just to be nominated.” And I can’t remember anyone at the Oscars insisting the voting was rigged or asking for a recount. I’m just saying… So in honor of the Academy Awards, I brought back a longtime Turntable for One tradition, listening to some wonderful Oscar nominated songs. Not the winners! Instead I presented a couple of hours of winning singers singing Oscar losing songs.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • (1936)  /  I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Live At The Sands/ Show 2”
  • (1963)  /  CHARADE  /  Angela Hagenbach  /  “The Way They Make Me Feel”
  • (1936)  /  WHEN DID YOU LEAVE HEAVEN  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “No Regrets”
  • (1943)  /  MY SHINING HOUR  /  Anita Wardell  /  “Until The Stars Fade”
  • (1951)  /  WONDER WHY  /  Kenny Burrell  /  “Blues-The Common Ground”
  • (1943)  /  YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • (1955)  /  SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE  /  Jacintha  /  “Autumn Leaves”
  • (1937)  /  THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Danny DeVito  /  “Living Out Loud”
  • (1957)  /  WILD IS THE WIND  /  Kari Kirkland  /  “Wild Is The Wind”
  • (1936)  /  PENNIES FROM HEAVEN  /  Ruben Blades  /  “Salswing”
  • (1995)  /  YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • (1948)  /  IT’S MAGIC  /  James Brown  /  “Soul On Top”
  • (1937)  THAT OLD FEELING  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Sings Sweet Songs For Swingers”
  • (1947)  I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • (1944)  /  LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY  /  Stephane Grappelli  /  “Priceless Jazz 26: Stephane Grappelli”
  • (1949)  /  MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Boston Concert 1976”
  • (1945)  /  I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Sunset In The Blue”
  • (1942)  /  DEARLY BELOVED  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Silver Lining”
  • (1938)  /  CHANGE PARTNERS  /  Monica Ramey  /  “Monica Ramey & The Beegie Adair Trio”
  • (1943)  /  HAPPINESS IS JUST A THING CALLED JOE  /  Ruth Cameron  /  “Roadhouse”
  • (1979)  /  THE RAINBOW CONNECTION  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “STOP, LOOK, AND LISTEN” (4.17.21)

18 Apr

In addition to playing songs about Stop, Look, & Listen, I spent much of the hour asking anyone who would listen to stop and look into their wallets – I mean into their hearts and make a donation to the WMNR Spring Fundraising Drive. It wasn’t all pleading and begging. After I played Billie Holiday’s blown Take 7 of Glad To Be Unhappy, I  gave the audience the opportunity to make a couple of donations if they wanted to hear the completed version. A rewarding time was had by all – especially the radio station.

SONG TITLE /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LOOK & LISTEN  /  Holly Yarbrough  /  “Mister Rogers Swings”
  • YA BETTER STOP  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Rare Sinatra”
  • THINGS ARE LOOKING UP  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George Gershwin Songbook”
  • LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING  /  Chet Baker & NDR Big Band  /  “The Legacy”
  • OH LOOK AT ME NOW  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Oh, Look At Me Now ”
  • LISTEN LITTLE GIRL  /  Ruth Price  /  “Ruth Price With Shelly Manne & His Men At The Manne Hole”
  • HOW DID SHE LOOK?  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • YOU’RE LOOKING AT ME  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamsville”
  • GLAD TO BE UNHAPPY  (TAKE 7)  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin: Centennial Edition”
  • HEY LOOK ME OVER  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Going In Style”
  • DON’T BE ON THE OUTSIDE  /  Demaris Rose  /  “Precious Moments”
  • THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT  /  Tony Bennett  /  “60 Years: The Artistry Of Tony Bennett”
  • LOOK TO THE RAINBOW  /  Luciana Souza  /  “Centennial”
  • LOOK AT THAT FACE  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Favorites From A Long Walk “
  • GLAD TO BE UNHAPPY  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • I CAN’T SEE FOR LOOKING  /  Ed Reed  /  “I’m A Shy Guy”
  • THE LOOK OF LOVE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “The Main Ingredient”
  • LOOK OUT FOR LOVE  /  Nat King Cole  /  Big Band Cole”
  • STOP THIS TRAIN  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story”
  • LOVE LOOK AWAY  /  Jody Sandhaus  /  “A Fine Spring Morning”
  • MISTY ROSES  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • WHEN I LOOK IN YOUR EYES  /  Irene Kral  /  “Where Is Love.”
  • LISTEN HERE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Classics”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SPRING FEVER” (4.3.21)

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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PLAYLIST FOR “IT’S ABOUT TIME” – AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST (3.13.21)

14 Mar

While everyone else was moving their clocks ahead an hour, I was turning my clock back a couple of years to the program of “timely” songs I did just before Daylight Savings Time kicked in in 2019. 

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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PLAYLIST FOR “VIOLENCE WEEK” – A SHOW FROM THE ARCHIVES (2.27.21)

1 Mar

I spent the week wandering through the Turntable For One archives and found this show from Nov. 2019. It certainly made me nostalgic for doing a live show. Sigh… This is how I introduced the playlist back then:

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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