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PLAYLIST FOR “I AIN’T GOT NOTHING BUT THE BLUES – 2020 EDITION” (5.30.20)

31 May

I’ve been in a terrible mood this week. Where to start?  100,000+ lost souls, crowded beach parties, rampant stupidity and rampant cruelty, local police looking like and acting like invading armies – whatever you might think, the answer is Yes! So how do you get  yourself out of a dark bad mood? Don’t ask me. I’ve no idea. All I know is how to pass it on and share it – along with some classic bad mood and blues songs by some exceptional singers and musicians.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ALL BLUES  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Double Rainbow”
  • I GOTTA RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES  /  Beth Hart & Toots Thielemans  /  “One More For The Road”
  • EVERY DAY I HAVE THE BLUES  /  Randy Crawford & Joe Sample /  “No Regrets”
  • IN THE EVENIN’  /  Joe Williams  /  At Newport ‘63”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • BLUES, YOU’RE THE MOTHER OF SIN  /  Tom Rust  /  “Lucky to Be Me”
  • MOOD INDIGO  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Oscar Peterson  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • MEDGAR EVERS BLUES  /  Christian McBride Big Band  /  “Medgar Evers Blues”
  • AZURE TE  /  Nat King Cole and George Shearing  /  “Nat King Cole Sings George Shearing Plays”
  • SINCE I FELL FOR YOU  /  Naama Gheber  /  “Dearly Beloved”
  • LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL  /  Tony Bennett & B.B. King  /  “Playin With My Friends”
  • ME AND MY GIN  /  Dinah Washington  /  “Dinah Washington Sings Bessie Smith”
  • LEOPARD-SKIN PILL-BOX HAT  /  Janet Planet  /  “Janet Planet Sings The Bob Dylan Songbook”
  • I AIN’T GOT NOTHING BUT THE BLUES  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • NOBODY’S FAULT BUT MINE  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • SAVE YOUR LOVE FOR ME  /  Kurt Elling & James Morrison  /  “Live In New York”
  • NO CAR BLUES  /  David Whitman  /  “Soul Flow”
  • FRANCIS DOESN’T LIKE THE BLUES  /  Billy Brandt  /  “City Noir”
  • MEANING OF THE BLUES  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • LIVIN’ IN THE WRONG TIME  /  Paul Jost  /  “Simple Life”
  • HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS  /  Tania Grubbs Quintet  /  “Live At Maureen’s Jazz Cellar”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SARCASM OR NOT SARCASM: A TURNTABLE FOR ONE QUIZ” (5.2.20)

3 May

In times of trouble, people turn to Turntable For One for answers. Yes, it’s inexplicable to me, too. For instance…

Dear Turntable For One – I hear there is light at the end of the tunnel. Should I insert that light into my body.     TFO: No – wrong tunnel.

Dear Turntable For One – Can I mix Mountain Dew and Clorox?     TFO: If you’re drinking Mountain Dew, you don’t need the Clorox.

Dear Turntable For One – How can I tell if a politician is really making a sarcastic joke and not just saying something idiotic?   TFO:  Sarcastic jokes and politicians don’t usually go together. But we’ve been hearing a lot about sarcastic jokes in the White House lately. Time for a refresher course on recognizing true sarcasm when you hear it.

(Warning: The quiz included some trick questions.)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU  /  Johanna Sillanpaa  /  “From This Side”
  • I WISH I WERE IN LOVE AGAIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”
  • TAKE ANOTHER GUESS  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Sentimental Streak”
  • WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR  /  Benny Benack III  /  “A Lot Of Livin’ To Do”
  • DOWN WITH LOVE  /  Hetty Kate  /  “Under Paris Skies”
  • YOUR MIND IS ON VACATION  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles: Live In London”
  • DON’T FORGET TO SMILE  /  Mose Allison  /  “Mose In Your Ear”
  • C’ETAIT POUR TOI  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Parisienne”
  • IT’S TOO LATE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “The Vienna Affair”
  • I DON’T MIND A BIT  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “You’ll Never Know”
  • DOWN IN THE DEPTHS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To the Ladies”
  • KARATE  /  Aubrey Johnson  /  “Unraveled”
  • AFTER YOU’VE GONE  /  Amber Weekes  /  “Pure Imagination”
  • YOU SHOULD TREAT ME BETTER  /  Rachael & Vilray  /  “Rachael & Vilray”
  • YOUR LAST SONG  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • NOBODY’S HEART  /  Doris Day & Andre Previn  /  “Duet”
  • ANYTHING GOES  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “True Love”
  • GET OUT OF TOWN  /  Naama Gheber  /  “Dearly Beloved”
  • NOT YOU  /  Ian Thomas  /  “Just Passing Through”
  • SLUMMING ON PARK AVENUE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • I WAS A LITTLE LONELY  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • ALWAYS  /  Maci Miller  /  “Round Midnight”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Jeff Goldblum, Til Bronner  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Molly Johnson  /  “Because Of Billie”
  • YOU’VE GOT TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT  /  James Taylor  /  “American Standard”
  • HERE’S TO THE LADIES WHO LUNCH  /  Elaine Stritch  /  “Elaine Stritch At Liberty”
  • NO ONE IS ALONE  /  Chip Zien  /  “Wall To Wall Sondheim”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “IN YOUR DREAMS” (4.25.20)

26 Apr

Anybody else having bad dreams these nights? So, I’ve not been getting much sleep, but I did get a theme for this week’s show – songs about dreams and a few songs about things to dream about. Also I gave a special shout-out to Georgia for opening up its beauty salons, bowling alleys, restaurants, and tattoo parlors. I celebrated the occasion with a special Turntable For One contest: What should the tattoo say on the first person to get a new tattoo in GA. My suggestion? Do Not Resuscitate. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • IF DREAMS COME TRUE  /  Peggy Lee & George Shearing  /  “Beauty And The Beat”
  • BABY DREAM YOUR DREAM  /  Tony DeSare  /  “Want You”
  • IT SHOULDN’T HAPPEN TO A DREAM  /  Carmen McRae  /  “The Ultimate Carmen McRae”
  • LET’S GET AWAY FROM IT ALL  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Fly With Me”
  • IN A WORLD OF MY OWN  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Dreamers Do”
  • DEEP IN A DREAM  /  Chet Baker  /  “Stella By Starlight”
  • WRAP YOU TROUBLES IN DREAMS  /  Patrice Jegou & Take 6  /  “If It Ain’t Love”
  • ALL I DO IS DREAM OF YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Richard Chamberlain  /  “Richard Chamberlain Sings”
  • LES YEUX OUVERTS  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “The Very Thought Of You”
  • DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie  /  “French Cooking Music”
  • BABY’S REQUEST  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • THIS TIME THE DREAM’S ON ME  /  Naama Gheber /  “Dearly Beloved”
  • DON’T DREAM OF ANYBODY BUT ME  /  Bobby Darin  /  “This Is Darin”
  • STREET OF DREAMS  /  Lorez Alexandria  /  “Talk About Cozy”
  • DREAM OF YOU  /  The Black Market Trust  /  “Just One Of Those Things”
  • DREAMSVILLE  /  Brad Meldau Trio  /  “Anything Goes”
  • I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • DARN THAT DREAM  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “The Great American Songbook”
  • WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • I HAVE DREAMED  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Many A New Day”
  • DAY DREAM  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Bennett Sings Ellington”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • DREAM  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Dream”
  • AMERICAN TUNE  /  Paul Simon  /  “There Goes Rhymin’ Simon”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “CONTRAFACTUM” (3.28.20)

29 Mar

Contrafactum – it’s not just a word on Jeopardy.  Contrafactum are two different songs with the same melody but different lyrics. To jazz musicians, they are two tunes with the same chordal structure. (I tossed a few of those in for good measure – excuse the pun.) Who said educational radio is dead? Probably somebody who has listened to my show. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • OH! LOOK AT ME NOW  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • OH! LOOK AT ME NOW  /  Monica Ramey & The Beegie Adair Trio  /  “Monica Ramey & The Beegie Adair Trio”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse  /  “Duets II”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • I GOT RHYTHM  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Ultra Lounge”
  • MEET THE FLINTSTONES  /  Postmodern Jukebox  /  “Meet the Flintstones”
  • LI’L DARLIN’  /  Count Basie  /  “The Complete Atomic Basie”
  • LI’L DARLIN’  /  Monica Borrfors  /  “Li’l Darlin’”
  • DON’T DREAM OF ANYBODY BUT ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)   /  Jackie DeShannon  /  “For You”
  • SHINY STOCKINGS  /  Lambert, Hendricks, & Bavan  /  “At Basin Street East”
  • SHINY STOCKINGS  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie  /  “Ella & Basie”
  • I GUESS I’LL HAVE TO CHANGE MY PLAN  /  Mel Torme & Jonathan Schwartz  /  “Mel Torme & Friends”
  • L’HYMNE A L’AMOUR  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Parisienne”
  • IF YOU LOVE ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • LULLABY OF BIRDLAND  /  Chloe Perrier & The French Heart Jazz Band  /  “Petit Fleur”
  • LULLABY OF BIRDLAND  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Something Good”
  • I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU  /  Patricia Barber  /  “The Cole Porter Mix”
  • THAT’S MY KICK  /  Errol Garner  /  “That’s My Kick”
  • PRAYER – THE BAD IN EVERY MAN – BLUE  MOON  /  Allegra Levy  /  “Looking At The Moon”
  • ROUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT  /  Babs Gonzales  /  Weird Lullaby”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Carmen McRae In London”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Sting  /  “Green Chimneys: The Music Of Thelonius Monk”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “ST. PADDY’S PARTY 2020” (3.14.20)

15 Mar

A St. Patrick’s Day party with Irish songs, Irish singers and musicians, a few Irish-American singers and composers sprinkled in, plus a Turntable For One tradition: me eating an entire bowl of Lucky Charms to celebrate the holiday. Could it get any better? Well, a stomach pump might have helped…although my audience may think that every week.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LOOK TO THE RAINBOW  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Look To the Rainbow”
  • THE HEATHER ON THE HILL  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • THE LONG GOODBYE  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “Turning Skies”
  • COME ON-A-MY HOUSE  /  Imelda May & Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • DANNY BOY  /  Stephane Grappelli  /  “I Hear Music”
  • WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING  /  Frank Zappa  /  “The Best Band You’ve Never Heard In Your Life”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie  /  “Ella & Basie”
  • GREEN DOLPHIN STREET  /  Mark Murphy  /  Live In Italy 2001”
  • BLACKBIRD  /  Judith Owen  /  “Rediscovered”
  • I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bono  /  (Live Performance)
  • OBLIVION  /  Gregory Harrington  /  “Without You”
  • ALL SAINTS DAY  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  ”You’re Driving Me Crazy”
  • ONLY THE LONELY  /  Liane Carroll  /  “Ballads”
  • MOLLY MALONE  /  The Hi-Los  /  “The Hi-Los Happen To Folk Songs”
  • DONALD SUTHERLAND  /  The Nualas  /  “Live & Available”
  • YOU’RE SENSATIONAL  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “True Love”
  • HOW ARE THINGS IN GLOCCA MORRA  /  Roberta Gambarini & Hank Jones  /  “You Are There”
  • I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TIME IT WAS  /  Charlie Moon  /  “The Charlie Moon Organization”
  • DETOUR AHEAD  /  Mary Coughlan  /  “Long Honeymoon”
  • MY WILD IRISH ROSE  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “La Fenice”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Honor Heffernan  /  “Fire & Ice”
  • TOO-RA-LOO-RA-LOO-RA  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Rosie Sings Bing”
  • DANNY BOY  /  Tony Bennett & Stan Getz  /  “Jazz”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “JUST JOE” (3.07.20)

8 Mar

I planned this show months and months ago, just a show featuring some of my favorite songs, singers, and musicians all named Joe. At the time I thought Joe Biden was toast, not someone voters months later would be toasting. Okay, times are different now, but no way I’m throwing away a good idea – especially since they are coming with less and less frequency. To give an appearance of fairness, I tossed in a couple songs for Bernie, too. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HAPPINESS IS JUST A THING CALLED JOE  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “The Songbook Collection”
  • DON’T CRY JOE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Swing Along With Me”
  • SAY IT AIN’T SO, JOE  /  Dakota Staton  /  “Dynamic!”
  • WITHOUT A SONG  /  Joe Henderson  /  “Big Band”
  • MY ATTORNEY BERNIE  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Me & Phil”
  • THE COMEBACK  /  Joe Williams & Count Basie  /  “Count Basie At Newport”
  • JOE WILLIAM’S BLUES  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At Zardi’s”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jack Webb  /  “Just The Tracks, Ma’am”
  • SHORT’NIN’ BREAD  /  Joe Morello & Dave Brubeck Quartet  /  “Gone With The Wind”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet”
  • THIS FOR JOE  /  Rene Marie  /  “Black Lace Freudian Slip”
  • KILLER JOE  /  Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet  /  “Meet The Jazztet”
  • ODE TO BILLIE JOE  /  Molly Johnson  /  “Lucky”
  • BERNIE’S TUNE  /  Stan Kenton  /  “The Stan Kenton Orchestra In Concert”
  • JOEY, JOEY, JOEY  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Broadway My Way”
  • STREET OF DREAMS  /  Joey DeFrancesco & Joe Doggs  /  “Falling In Love Again”
  • THE GAL FROM JOE’S  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone Sings Duke Ellington”
  • FLO AND JOE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Maya Angelou  /  “Miss Calypso”
  • GREEN DOLPHIN STREET  /  Joey Alexander  /  “In A Sentimental Mood”
  • GOOD FOR NOTHING JOE  /  Etta Jones  /  “Lonely & Blue”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Joe Coughlin & Ed Bickert  /  “Slow & Slower”
  • ANOTHER SCOTCH AND SODA  /  Andrea Carter  /  “Love Slipped Out the Door”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Toots Thielemans & Jamie Cullum  /  “One More For The Road”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “PLENTY OF MONEY AND YOU” (1.25.20)

27 Jan

This week, WMNR is holding its Winter Fundraising Drive and so in my usual subtle and surreptitious way, I offered songs with the subliminal theme of the cleansing benefits of giving your money away. My audience quickly saw through that baloney as I’m sure you have, but they also responded to my fundraising pleas with much appreciated generosity, supporting not just my show but this unusual radio station.  

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WITH PLENTY OF MONEY AND YOU  /  Tony Bennett & Count Basie  /  “Strike Up the Band”
  • HEY BIG SPENDER  /  Chaka Khan  /  “Classikahn”
  • SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN THEME  /  Randy Waldman  /  “Superheroes”
  • WE’RE IN THE MONEY  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Dedicated To Nelson”
  • MY MONEY’S LONG THIS MORNING, BABY  /  Jimmy Witherspoon & Brother Jack McDuff  /  “The Blues Is Now”
  • I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE  /  Yamit Lemoine  /  “Ain’t Misbehavin’”
  • WHY DON’T YOU DO RIGHT  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • MACK THE KNIFE (Three Penny Opera)  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Darin At The Copa”
  • CAN’T BUY ME LOVE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • I FOUND A MILLION DOLLAR BABY  /  Dizzy Gillespie  /  =“The Verve & Phillips Small Group Sessions”
  • PENNY LANE  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Silver Morning”
  • NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT  /  Nina Simone  /  “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”
  • OH THE MONEY  /  Audrey Bernstein  /  “Alright, Okay, You Win!”
  • DAVY THE FAT BOY  /  Randy Newman  /  Randy Newman Live”
  • LOADS OF LOVE  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “A Little Moonlight”
  • BROTHER, CAN YOU SPARE A DIME?  /  George Michael  /  “Symphonica”
  • LOVE FOR SALE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The Complete Ella In Berlin”
  • PENNIES FROM HEAVEN  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Sessions”
  • TEN CENTS A DANCE  /  Chris Connor  /  “Classic”
  • A DOLLAR FOR A DIME  /  Joe Williams  / “Every Night”
  • IF I HAD A DIME  /  Heather Simmons  /  “I’m Old Fashioned”
  • BUY AND SELL  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • LONG DADDY GREEN  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity is You”
  • GOD BLESS THE CHILD  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Be Good”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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