Tag Archives: Ernestine Anderson


6 Jun

We all have them. Maybe we call them quirks or superstitions. Let’s call them by their real names – fears and phobias. Fear of Heights – it’s called Acrophobia.  Dentrophobia – fear of Dentists. Even I have a phobia: The Fear of Howie Mandel suddenly showing up at my door. I’m sure there’s a name of that but I haven’t found it yet. Most of our phobias are manageable and many are actually curable. Here’s my question: are they exploitable, by which I mean could I get two hours of music out of them? Songs about phobias, songs to help overcome phobias – two hours of immersion therapy in swing.

(Fear Of…)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • (Marriage)  /  NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley  /  “Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley”
  • (Society)  /  EAST ST. LOUIS TOODLE-OO/DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE  /  John Pizzarelli  /   “Rockin’ In Rhythm”
  • (The Moon)  ONLY TRUST YOUR HEART  /  Roberta Gambarini  /   “Easy To Love”
  • NO MOON AT ALL  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Blue Skies”
  • (Flying)  /  TRY YOUR WINGS  /  Tom Rust  /   “Lucky To Be Me”
  • (Gaining Weight)  EVERYBODY EATS WHEN THEY COME TO MY HOUSE  /  Ernestine Anderson  /   “Love Makes The Changes”
  • (Social Evaluation)  /  I’M NOT TALKING  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles”
  • (Being Alone)  /  HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT  /  Kellye Gray  /   “And They Call Us Cowboys”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   Anthony Newley  /   “Anthology”
  • (Angina)  /  MY HEART STOOD STILL  /  Emmet Cohen  /   “Future Stride”
  • (Ugliness)  /  I GO FOR THAT  /  Hetty Kate  /   “11:60 PM”
  • (Water)  /  I’D RATHER DRINK MUDDY WATER  /  Kevin Mahogany  /   “Old ,New, Borrowed, And The Blues”
  • (Accidents)  /  HAVEN’T WE MET?  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /   “Haven’t We Met”
  • (Rain)  /  SINGING IN THE RAIN  /  Paul Jost  /   “Breaking Through”
  • (Being Touched)  /  DON’T TOUCH ME  /  Diane Daly  /   “I Ain’t Blue”
  • (Love)  /  FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE  /  Joe Williams  /   “Together”
  • (The Night)  /  THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES  /  Irene Kral  /   “Second Chance”
  • (Mirrors)  /  THE MAN IN THE LOOKING GLASS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The September of My Years”
  • (Flowers)  /  SOMEONE’S BEEN SENDING ME FLOWERS  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Me & Phil”
  • SINGLE PETAL OF A ROSE  /  Marcus Roberts  /  “The Truth Is Spoken here”
  • (Schools)  /  WONDERFUL WORLD  /  Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon, James Taylor  /   “Watermark”
  • (Colors)  /  BLUE SKIES  /  Sally Terrell  /   “Feel Alive”
  • (Teenagers)  MOOD INDIGO  /  Anais Reno  /   “Lovesome Thing”
  • (The World Going to Hell In A Hand Basket)  /  FRAGILE  /  Sting  /   “My Songs Live”
  • IF IT’S MAGIC  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant & Artemis  /   “Artemis”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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22 Nov

Many people are choosing not to gather for Thanksgiving this year and choosing instead to be safe and smart. (It’s only for one year.) So I thought I’d celebrate with some delicious songs about food and drink along with some food for thought from Nina Simone and some food for the soul from Imelda May with Jeff Goldblum. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Be sure to tune in next week for a very special show, the 11th Annual Turntable For One Music To Be Thankful For show.  

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LET’S EAT HOME  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Still On The Road”
  • IN THE COOL, COOL OF THE EVENING  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Days Of Wine & Roses”
  • EVERYBODY EATS WHEN THEY COME TO MY HOUSE  /  Ernestine Anderson  /  “Love Makes The Changes”
  • SALT PEANUTS  /  Terry Gibbs, Nicolas Payton, et. al.  /  “52nd & Broadway: Songs of The Bebop Era”
  • CHAMPAGNE  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Way Down Low”
  • HUNGRY MAN  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “For Centennial Reasons”
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • SWEET KENTUCKY HAM  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Dave Frishberg Classics”
  • A LITTLE TASTE  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Confessions”
  • BACK AT THE CHICKEN SHACK  /  Jimmy Smith  /  “Fourmost Return”
  • COFFEE TIME  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Still Unforgettable”
  • THE COFFEE SONG  /  Hot Club Sandwich  /  “Café Matrix”
  • GRAVY WALTZ  /  Jennie Smith  /  “Nightly Yours”
  • HOME COOKIN  /  Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross  /  “Summertime”
  • COOKING BREAKFAST FOR THE ONE I LOVE  /  Maria Muldaur  /  “Sweet & Slow”
  • DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES  /  Jaimee Paul & Mason Embry Trio  /  “Too Marvelous”
  • FRIM FRAM SAUCE  /  Vocapella  /  “Black Coffee”
  • PEEL ME A GRAPE  /  Nancy Wilson & Ramsey Lewis  /  “Meant To Be”
  • STEAMIN’ GREENS  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “The Vienna Affair”
  • MAKE IT ANOTHER OLD FASHIONED, PLEASE  /  Julie London  /  “Sophisticated Lady”
  • LEMON TWIST  /  Mark Winkler  /  “West Coast Cool”
  • SUPPERTIME  /  Renee Rosnes  /  “Manhattan Rain”
  • TEA FOR TWO  /  Pink Martini w/ Jimmy Scott  /  “Hey, Eugene”
  • COCKTAILS FOR TWO  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • A TABLE SET FOR SOLITUDE  /  Dena DeRose  /  “Live At The Jazz Standard Vol. 1”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Imelda May, Jeff Goldblum, Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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7 Jun

I think one of the responsibilities of having a microphone every week is knowing when to shut up. I did that (for the most part) this week and let singers and songwriters who for so many years have seen and heard with perception and then written with eloquent honesty about this painful struggle playing out once again across America. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I WISH I KNEW HOW IT WOULD FEEL TO BE FREE  /  Nina Simone  /  “Silk & Soul”
  • PLEASE SEND ME SOMEONE TO LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “You Got What It Takes”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /   Diane Schuur  /  “Running On Faith”
  • FRAGILE  /  Sting  /  “My Songs”
  • SACK FULL OF DREAMS  /  Ernestine Anderson  “Be Mine Tonight”
  • WHAT DID I DO TO BE SO BLACK AND BLUE  /  Lou Rawls  /  “Black And Blue”
  • THIS IS (NOT) A PROTEST SONG  /  Rene Marie  /  “Sound of Red”
  • BLACKBIRD  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • SING OUT, MARCH ON  /  Quiana Lynell  /  “A Little Love”
  • PEOPLE TIME  /  Stan Getz & Kenny Barron /  Yours And Mine”
  • MAKE IT GO AWAY  /  Holly Cole  /  “Dark Dear Heart”
  • BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU?  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Mr. Oscar Brown Jr. Goes To Washington”
  • YOU REAP JUST WHAT YOU SOW  /  Catherine Russell  /  “You Reap Just What You Sow”
  • EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED  /  Mose Allison  /  “Ever Since The World Ended”
  • FEELING GOOD  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Feelin’ Good”
  • SAVE THE COUNTRY  /  Laura Nyro  /  “Live! The Loom’s Desire”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  Joe Williams  /  “Presenting Joe Williams & Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra:
  • SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD  /  Clairedee  /  A Love Letter To Lena”
  • GOD BLESS THE CHILD  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Be Good”
  • LOST IN THE STARS  /  Dee Dee Bridgewater  /  “This Is New”
  • WE’RE ALL IN THE DANCE  /  Rachel Caswell  /  “We’re All In The Dance”
  • OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Keith Jarrett  /  La Scala”
  • BALM IN GILEAD  /  Nnenna Freelon  /  “Blueprint Of A Lady”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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