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PLAYLIST FOR “UNHAPPY ENDINGS” (2.20.21)

21 Feb

Do you like stores with happy endings? Well, this show wasn’t going to make you very happy. Unless, of course, you like wonderful singers and musicians interpreting sad songs (at all kinds of tempos). Happy now?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE END OF A LOVE AFFAIR  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • BUT NOT FOR ME  /  Joe Pesci & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “Falling Love Again”
  • YOU’RE LOOKING AT ME  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You”
  • CAN’T WE BE FRIENDS  /  Thomas Quastoff  /  “The Jazz Album”
  • JUST FRIENDS  /  Sarah Vaughan & Count Basie  /  “Send In The Clowns”
  • GUESS I’LL HANG MY TEARS OUT TO DRY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Only The Lonely”
  • GOOD TIMES  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers & Losers”
  • WHEN I LOST YOU  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Bennett/Berlin”
  • DON’T WORRY ‘BOUT ME  /  Fiona Apple & Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This
  • I’VE ONLY MYSELF TO BLAME  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • SINCE I FELL FOR YOU  /  Mark Murphy & The Metropole Orchestra  /  “The Dream”
  • HE WAS TOO GOOD TO ME  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At The Village Gate”
  • THE MASQUERADE IS OVER  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Song Society Vol. 2”
  • THE DEVIL ON MY CELL PHONE  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • NO ONE EVER TELLS YOU  /  Jackie Ryan  /  Listen Here”
  • TOO SOON TO TELL  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Madeline Eastman & Kenny Barron  /  “Art Attack”
  • SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES  /  Keith Jarrrett Trio  /  “Tribute”
  • CRY, BUTTERCUP, CRY  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant & Artemis  /  “Artemis”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Tom Rust & John Horler  /  “Lucky To Be Me”
  • THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Dream”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Sally Mayes  /  “Our Private World”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “DUMB QUESTIONS” (7.11.20)

12 Jul

Next time someone tries to tell you that there’s no such thing as a dumb question, offer a few of these. Don’t try to thank me. Just doing my job.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WHY DO PEOPLE FALL IN LOVE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art of Excellence”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Dreams”
  • WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • MY IDEAL  /  Kelly Green Trio  /  “Volume One”
  • TULIP OR TURNIP  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • HOW HIGH THE MOON  /  Gloria Reuben & Marty Ashby  /  “For All We Know”
  • HOW CAN THAT MAKE YOU FAT  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Till I Get It right”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR’S  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Yesterday”s Love Songs, Today’s Blues”
  • HOW ABOUT YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Joe Pesci  /  “Pesci…Still Singing”
  • AREN’T YOU GLAD YOU’RE YOU  /  Meredith d’Ambrosio  /  “Another Time”
  • WOODY’N YOU  /  Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Introducing The Eyal Vilner Big Band”
  • WHY TRY TO CHANGE ME NOW  /  Fiona Apple  /  “The Best Is Yet To Come”
  • SWINGING ON A STAR  /  Ori Dagan  /  “S’cat Got My Tongue”
  • WHATCHA GONNA DO WHEN THERE AIN’T NO SWING  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Strictly Romancin’”
  • AT LONG LAST LOVE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra & Swingin’ Brass”
  • HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN  /  Shoshanna Bean  /  “Spectrum”
  • DO I LOVE YOU BECAUSE YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL  /  (Mystery vocalist)  /  Jack Webb  /  “Just The Tracks, M’am”
  • SMOKE RINGS  /  April Ames  /  “Strike A Match”
  • SHOULD I  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “Kisses In the Rain”
  • WHY SHOULDN’T I  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “For Those Who Think Young”
  • WILL YOU STILL BE MINE?  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON?  /  Lillie Huddleston  /  “How Long Has This Been Going On?”
  • MIND IF I MAKE LOVE TO YOU  /  Harry Connick  /  “True Love: A Celebration Of Cole Porter”
  • WHAT IS LOVE?  /  Quiana Lynell  /  “A Little Love”
  • HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING  /  Ian Shaw  /  “The Theory Of Joy”
  • OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Nikki Yanofsky  /  “Nikki”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SELF-DECEPTION” (5.16.20)

17 May

The question people ask me the most is “What’s the best thing about being on the radio?” (It’s also the one question people ask me I could read on the air without upsetting the FCC.) I always tell people the best thing is talking to thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of people. Of course, the truth is (especially these days) I’m home, in my office, talking into a microphone, and the only thing listening to me is my computer (and, like my audience, it occasionally drops off to sleep). Okay, so maybe I should tell people the really best thing about being on the radio is having an opportunity week after week to indulge my insatiable capacity for self-deception. Fine. I said it. Happy now? But I’m not alone. All of these songs are about people deceiving and fooling themselves about something – with some variations of self-awareness tossed in there. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • FOOLIN’ MYSELF  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • I WISH I WERE N LOVE AGAIN  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Perfectly Frank”
  • THIS CAN’T BE LOVE  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Manhattan Moods”
  • ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE  /  James Taylor  /  “American Standard”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Lauren Henderson  /  “Songbook Session”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Jimmy Scott  /  “All The Way”
  • WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR  /  Alexis Cole  /  “Someday My Prince will Come”
  • DON’T WORRY ABOUT ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Fiona Apple, Jeff Goldblum, Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This”
  • I SHOULD CARE  /  Christian McBride Big Band  /  “The Good Feeling”
  • I WALK A LITTLE FASTER  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Give Him The Oo-La-La”
  • TALK TO ME BABY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Softly, As I Leave You”
  • BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH  /  Holly Cole  /  “The Best Of Holly Cole”
  • I DON’T WANT TO HEAR IT ANYMORE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “The Way I Am”
  • DON’T EXPLAIN  /  Nina Simone  /  “Let It all Out”
  • PRIVATE GUY  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Don’t Cry For No Hipster”
  • THE LIES OF HANDSOME MEN  /  Christy Baron  /  “Take The Journey”
  • LIVING WITHOUT YOU  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Bill Henderson Live At The Vic”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Annie Sellick  /  “Street Of Dreams”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Kenny Rogers  /  “Timepiece”
  • EASTWOOD LANE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • A LITTLE TASTE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Dave Frishberg Classics”
  • YOU ARE THERE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Best of Love Songs”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO UNCERTAINTY” (1.11.17)

29 Jan

We live in uncertain times, though, honestly, I’m not even certain about that anymore. If you were betting that I’d try to put you at ease and make things better, you totally lost that bet, bud. Two hours of songs about uncertainty of one kind or another. The only thing certain is every singer is a winner.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Record Title

  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Kristin Berardi  /  “Where Or When”
  • AT LONG LAST LOVE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”        
  • MAYBE  /  Nancy Valentine  /  “Lovesome”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • UNDECIDED  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Take A Look”
  • TICK TOCK  /  Chaise Lounge  /  Gin Fizz Fandango”
  • HOW AM I TO KNOW?  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • ARE YOU THERE WITH ANOTHER BOY  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • HOW CAN I BE SURE?  /  Anne Farnsworth  /  “Sealed With A Kiss”
  • WHERE DO YOU START?  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • I WALK A LITTLE FASTER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Fiona Apple  /  “The Best Is Yet To Come”
  • WAIT AND SEE  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • WHERE WOULD YOU BE WITHOUT ME  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  / Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “The Beat Goes On”
  • DID WE HAVE ANY FUN?  /  Shepley Metcalf  /  “Something Irresistible”
  • SO MANY STARS  /  Mark Murphy  /  “The Dream”
  • HE LOVES ME I THINK  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AIN’T  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • TULIP OR TURNIP  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • MY IDEAL  /  Wendy Moten  /  “Wendy Moten Sings Richard Whiting”
  • WILL YOU STILL BE MINE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • WILL I FIND MY LOVE TODAY?  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At Carnegie Hall”
  • HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING  /  Ian Shaw  /  “The Theory Of Joy”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MAGIC MANTRAS” (9.10.16)

10 Sep

Is that person who keeps saying the same thing over and over and over reciting his or her mantra or off his or her Lithium? Hard to tell. Whatever gets you through…hey, maybe that should be the universal mantra. Below are a sampling of others. You can’t go wrong with any of these songs or singers.

SONG TITLE   /  Artist  /  Album Or CD Title

  • KEEP SMILING AT TROUBLE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “60 Years” The Artistry of Tony Bennett
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “A Lazy Afternoon”
  • I DON’T WORRY ABOUT A THING  /  Mose Allison  /  “Mose In Your Ear”
  • BE COOL  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Take Love Easy”
  • STAY HIP  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Jazz & Other Four-Letter Words
  • TIME AND LOVE  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Time & Love”
  • A SHINE ON YOUR SHOES  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jerry Lewis  /  “Just Sings”
  • WATERS OF MARCH  /  Al Jarreau & Oleta Adams  /  “A Twist of Jobim”
  • EVERYTHING I DO GONH BE FUNKY  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “Secular Hymns”
  • WHILE I’M STILL YOUNG  /  Amanda Ambrose  /  “Amanda”
  • OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Toots Thielemans & Kenny Wheeler  /  “One More for The Road”
  • SO LITTLE TIME (SO MUCH TO DO)  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Sentimental Streak”
  • LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING  /  Leslie Odom Jr.  /  “Leslie Odom Jr.
  • REMEMBERING TO BREATHE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Dooji Wooji”       
  • MOTHER LOVE  /  Allan Harris  /  “Nobody’s Gonna Love you Better”
  • BIG BAD WORLD  /  The Real Group  /  “Commonly Unique”
  • EVERYBODY SAYS DON’T  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • PURE IMAGINATION  /  Fiona Apple
  • HAVE A GOOD TIME  /  Paul Simon  /  “Negotiations & Love Songs”
  • DON’T ASK ME WHY  /  Rosana Eckert & Terry Hankins  /  “Two For The Road”
  • DREAM  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice And Easy”
  • SECRET O’ LIFE  /  James Taylor  /  “Live”
  • EVERYTHING’S MOVING TOO FAST  /  Hetty Kate  /  “The Dan McLean Sextet Meets Hetty Kate”
  • HERE’S TO LIFE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “A Beautiful Friendship: Remembering Shirley Horn”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Jody Sandhaus  /  “A Fine Spring Morning”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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