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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO DIRECT ADDRESS” (1.16.21)

17 Jan

“What we got here is failure to communicate,” said one of the most reprehensible yet prescient movie villains of all time. That line of dialogue has been playing frequently in my head these days. How can we communicate better? Of course, my answer to this and so many other questions is simple: better grammar. So in my continuing effort to leave no listener behind, I made a case for the vocative case, another term for the function of grammar known as direct address. All of the songs served as examples, using a name, a term of endearment, or a feeling to grab the attention of the intended object of communication. If only the rest of the world would function according to the orderly, predictable precepts in my dog-eared high school grammar book.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title 

  • HEY YOU WITH THE CRAZY EYES  /  Loston Harris  /  “Swingfully Yours”
  • MATCHMAKER, MATCHMAKER  /  Carmen Lundy  /  “Girl Talk”
  • MAM’SELLE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice ‘N Easy”
  • HONEY PIE  /  Tuck & Patti  /  “Love Warriors”
  • HELLO MA BABY  /  Julian Yeo  /  “1923”
  • HELLO BABE  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  Secular Hymns”
  • MY CHERI AMOUR  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Joe Pesci & Adam Levine  /  “Pesci….Still Singing”
  • WAITER MAKE MINE BLUES  /  Anita O’Day  /  “Waiter Make Mine Blues”
  • WAITER ASK THE MAN TO PLAY THE BLUES  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Waiter Ask The Man To Play The Blues”
  • WAITER, OH WAITER  /  Stacey Kent  /  “The Changing Lights”
  • DINNER FOR ONE, PLEASE, JAMES  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • FEET DO YOUR STUFF  /  Sarah Moule  /  “It’s A Nice Thought”
  • RUBY, MY DEAR  /  Thelonious Monk  /  “At Palo Alto”
  • BALLERINA  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole And Me”
  • GEORGIA ROSE  /  Queen Latifah  /  “Trav’lin’ Light”
  • HURRY IT’S LOVELY UP HERE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • BEAUTIFUL LOVE  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Eeg/Fonnesbaek”
  • YOU, YOU’RE DRIVING ME CRAZY  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving me Crazy”
  • LOVER MAN  /  Nicole Herzog  /  “I Loves You Billie”
  • BLUES, YOU’RE THE MOTHER OF SIN  /  Tom Rust  /  “Lucky To Be Me”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Returns To Berlin”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Bill Evans Trio /  “Waltz For Debby”
  • CRY BUTTERCUP CRY  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant & Artemis  /  “Artemis”
  • LITTLE MAN YOU’VE HAD A BUSY DAY  /  Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

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PLAYLIST FOR “CONTRAFACTUM – AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST” (12.26.20)

27 Dec

Out with the old? That’s what I did. I played an archive show from last June as the final program for this wretched year. Let’s hope for better – and I mean the new year, certainly not my shows. Here’s what I wrote in June:

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  /  Erroll 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 “TURNTABLE FOR ONE CHRISTMAS PARTY 2020” (12.19.20)

20 Dec

Some traditional holiday favorites, both from the show and around my house; plus a demo of a new Christmas song with music by my son, Cody, and lyrics by my wife, Megan. And if that weren’t enough to keep you awake, the worst Christmas song ever written, sung by Robert Goulet. and the traditional, heartwarming retelling of the story of how a beloved Christmas song nearly got me expelled from Hebrew school. Merry and Happy and the best and safest holidays possible for all. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  “CD Or Album Title”

  • MY FAVORITE THINGS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Snowfall”
  • LET IT SNOW  /  The New York Voices  /  “Let It Snow”
  • CHRISTMAS BLUES  /  Holly Cole  /  “Jazz To The World”
  • CHRISTMAS NEVER GETS OLD  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “The Pianoman At Christmas”
  • THE SECRET OF CHRISTMAS  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN  / Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “After The Fall”
  • THE CHRISTMAS CARD  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • JINGLE BELLS  /  Kenny Rankin  /  A Christmas Album”
  • CHRISTMAS IS FOR CHILDREN  /  Sarah Charles & Cody Owen Stine  /  (Demo)
  • SING A CHRISTMAS CAROL  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Star of Wonder”
  • A CHILD IS BORN/SOME CHILDREN SEE HIM  /  Maureen McGovern  /  “Christmas With Maureen McGovern”
  • FLORIDA HOLIDAY  /  Adrian Cunningham & La Lucha  /  “New Holiday Classics”
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY  /  Ramsey Lewis Trio  /  “Sound Of Christmas”
  • HE’S GONNA TAKE AWAY OUR CHRISTMAS  /  Robert Goulet  /  “Robert Goulet’s Wonderful World Of Christmas”
  • HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS  /  The Manhattan Transfer  /  “The Christmas Album”
  • THE THEORY SONG  /  David Rakowski
  • THE CHRISTMAS SONG  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  John Legend  /  “A Legendary Christmas”
  • SNOW DAY  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “A Very Chaise Lounge Christmas”
  • SILENT NIGHT/I GUESS THERE AIN’T NO SANTA CLAUS  /  Barry Manilow  /  “Because It’s Christmas”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR’S EVE  /  Amber Weekes  /  “The Gathering”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • THE WORLD FOR CHRISTMAS  /  The Real Group  /  “The World For Christmas”
  • 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 “FLATTERY WILL GET YOU…” (10.3.20)

4 Oct

It was that time again, time to ask people to put their money where my mouth is. Otherwise known as Fall Pledge Week. Remembering that you catch more flies with honey, I knew immediately the last thing I wanted to do was attract flies. So instead, I tried songs of full-throated, unfettered flattery to encourage people to go to wmnr.org and click on the trusty “Donate Now” button and support Turntable For One

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • YOU’RE THE TOP  /  Monica Ramey  /  “Make Someone Happy”
  • I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • WEAVER OF DREAMS  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Dream”
  • TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS  /  Joe Williams  /  “Every Night”
  • JUST THE WAY YOU ARE  /  Simone Kopmajer  /  “Simon Kopmajer’s Favorite Songs”
  • DEARLY BELOVED  /  Joe Doggs & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “Falling In Love Again”
  • THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “Got You On My Mind ”
  • THAT FACE  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE  /  The Swingle Singers  /  “Mood Swings”
  • LOVE YOU MADLY  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Oscar Peterson Trio  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • NOTHING LIKE YOU  /  Dena DeRose & Jeremy Pelt  /  “Ode To The Road”
  • CUTE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Best Of Tony Bennett”
  • YOU COULDN’T BE CUTER  /  Diana Krall & Yo-Yo Ma  /  “Songs Of Joy & Peace”
  • YOU’RE SENSATIONAL  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “True Love”
  • IT’S YOU OR NO ONE FOR ME  /  Alyssa Allgood  /  “Out Of The Blue”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Aaron Neville & Linda Ronstadt  /  “Nature Boy: The Standards Album”
  • SMITTEN WITH YOU  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Attachments”
  • YOU LEAVE ME BREATHLESS  /  John Doakes  /  “Forever Reasons”
  • ‘S WONDERFUL  /  Naama Gheber  /  “Dearly Beloved”
  • YOU’RE A SWEEETHEART  /  Mose Allison  /  “Mose Allison Sings & Plays V-8 Ford Blues”
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  Candace Springs  /  “The Women Who Raised Me”
  • MY ROMANCE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL TO ME  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • 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 “IN THE PRESENT PERFECT – A MUSICAL TRIBUTE” (9.19.20)

20 Sep

Who wants to take a quiz? Of course you do! It’s a grammar quiz – and of course you don’t. Too bad; here it is: Present Perfect. I know – there’s nothing perfect about the present. I meant Present Perfect Tense. I know – could things get any more tense? You’re still not with me. The Present Perfect Tense describes something that began in the past and is still happening – like this interminable introduction. Present Perfect tense is formed by the word have or has followed by the past participle of a verb. For instance this introduction has shaken my trust in humanity. Which is a bit extreme, don’t you think? A better example would be all of the song titles in my playlist. Yes, it was another one of my self-indulgent and utterly futile attempts to Make Grammar Great Again (MGGA!) with a Musical Tribute to the Present Perfect Tense.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WE’VE JUST BEGUN  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “We’ve Just Begun”
  • HAVE YOU MET MISS JONES?  /  Tony Bennett & Stan Getz  /  “Jazz”
  • I’VE GOT A LOT OF LIVING TO DO  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live At Rosy’s”
  • I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Standing Room Only”
  • I HAVE THE FEELING I’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Two For The Road”
  • I HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE  /  Lorraine Craig & National Youth Jazz Orch.  /  “Shades of Blue & Green”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Erroll Garner  /  “Night Concert”
  • I AIN’T GOT NOTHIN’ BUT THE BLUES  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • I’VE GOT A CRUSH ON YOU  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At Zardi’s”
  • AFTER YOU’VE GONE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Phil Collins  /  “50 Years In Music”
  • I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER  /  Lea DeLaria  /  “Play It Cool”
  • HAVEN’T WE MET?  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Because Of You”
  • I NEVER HAS SEEN SNOW  /  Hilary Gardner & Ehud Asherie  /  “The Late Set”
  • I’VE BEEN AROUND  /  Frank Sinatra Jr. & Tierney Sutton & Pat Williams  /  “Home Suite Home”
  • I’VE FOUND A NEW BABY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockhlm”
  • I’VE NEVER BEEN IN LOVE BEFORE  /  Lorez Alexandria  /  “Alexandria The Great”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Kenny Washington  /  “What’s The Hurry”
  • I’VE GOT NO STRINGS  /  Gina Saputo  /  “Swingin’ On A Star”
  • I MUST HAVE BEEN BLIND  /  Tim Buckley  /  “Blue Afternoon”
  • I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE  /  Brad Meldau Trio  /  “Anything Goes”
  • I HAVEN’T GOT ANYTHING BETTER TO DO  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  George Michael  /  “Symphonica”
  • I GOT IT BAD AND THAT AIN’T GOOD  /  Heather Masse & Dick Hyman  /  “Lock My Heart”
  • I HAVE DREAMED  /  Kurt Elling & Branford Marsalis  /   “The Questions”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “JUST JOE” – AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST – (8.22.20)

23 Aug

This is a show from last March. At that time Joe Biden was an ascendent candidate and the man of the moment. Ditto for this past week, so I played the show again. If you don’t think that Biden is the man of the moment, feel free to tell yourself that the show is dedicated to Joe DiMaggio, or Jo March, or Joseph K or just a cup of joe. To give an appearance of fairness back then, I tossed in a couple songs for Bernie, too. I kept those in. Back with a new show next week. 

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 “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 “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

Did you miss last week’s show? No wonder you’ve got the blues. Want some more: Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to the archive show.

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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

Did you miss the show? I’ll cut the sarcasm and just say you missed something good.  Don’t want to be left out? Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to last week’s show.

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