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PLAYLIST FOR “SOCIAL DISTANCING” (3.21.20)

22 Mar

At times like these – perilous times, uncertain times – people turn to Turntable For One for information and advice. Clearly these are people who’ve never listened to the show before. But, okay, I can totally pretend to abandon my usual format and inveterate cynicism to talk about something serious. Social Distancing. What is it? How do I do it? And what can I do while I’m doing it? I think these songs demonstrate some of the actions and attitudes people should adopt to fill the long months ahead. I also threw in Stacey Kent and Rachael & Vilray to remind people of what we won’t be able to do, perhaps for a long, long time. A little salt never really hurts a wound, does it?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • BY MYSELF  /  Rene Zellweger  /  “Judy-Soundtrack”
  • ALL BY MYSELF  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Oh Look At Me Now”
  • LET’S EAT HOME  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Still On the Road”
  • TALK TO ME  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Talk To Me”
  • SHOW ME  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Something Cool”
  • TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT  /  Ruben Blades  /  “Una Noche Con Ruben Blades”
  • BREAKFAST ON THE MORNING TRAM  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • COME DANCE WITH ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Dance with Me”
  • SHALL WE DANCE  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In town”
  • ME AND MY SHADOW  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Allen Ludden  /  “Sings His Favorite Songs”
  • ALONE TOGETHER  /  Alyssa Allgood  /  “Exactly Like You”
  • TV BLUES  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • SCRABBLE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Ages”
  • FLIGHT OF THE FOO BIRDS  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • GET OUT OF TOWN  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “Mad About Madeline”
  • LET’S MAKE LOVE ON THIS PLANE  /  Rachael & Vilray  /  “Rachael & Vilray”
  • CELTIC SWING  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving Me Crazy”
  • I’M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • SONG ABOUT THE MOON  /  Alexis Cole  /  “Dazzling Blue”
  • I REMEMBER SKY  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “Turning Skies”
  • A TABLE SET FOR SOLITUDE  /  Dena DeRose  /  “Live At The Jazz Standard Vol. 1”
  • ET AINSI VA LA VIE  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Parisienne”
  • WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Once In A While”
  • LET IT BE  /  Diane Schuur  /  “Running On Faith”
  • 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 “MARDI GRAS PARTY” (2.29,20)

3 Mar

Time for a Mardi Gras party, complete with baubles, bangles, and beads, foods you can’t eat during lent, and some outstanding New Orleans music and musicians. I couldn’t find any songs about moon pies, so i instructed listeners to substitute moon pies as they sang along with Van Morrison.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WAY DOWN YONDER IN NEW ORLEANS  /  Louis Armstrong  /  “Live In Europe”
  • WAS IT SOMETHING I DID?  /  Jeremy Davenport  /  “Jeremy Davenport”
  • EXACTLY LIKE YOU  /  Rebirth Brass Band  /  “Rebirth Of New Orleans”
  • DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • HUNGRY MAN  / Mark Winkler  /  “West Coast Cool”
  • FRIM FRAM SAUCE  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You”
  • ST. JAMES INFIRMARY  /  Harry Connick  /  “The Marsalis Family: A Jazz Celebration:
  • HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At The Village Gate”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jon Batiste  /  “Hollywood Africans”
  • MY BABY WON’T TOLERATE  /  Lyle Lovett & Wynton Marsalis  /  “United We Swing”
  • MY JELLY ROLL SOUL  /  Charles Mingus  /  “Blues & Roots”
  • DAVY THE FAT BOY  /  Randy Newman  /  Randy Newman/Live”
  • MY LEAN BABY  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Grand Masters Of Jazz”
  • BAUBLES, BANGLES, AND BEADS  /  Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carols Jobim  /  “The Complete Reprise Recordings”
  • I’M WALKIN’  /  Count Basie  /  “New Orleans 101”
  • SINCE I FELL FOR YOU  /  Aaron Neville  /  “New Orleans 101”
  • MOONDANCE  /  Van Morrison  /  “Moondance”
  • MACK THE KNIFE  /  Nicolas Payton & Dr. John  /  “New Orleans 101”
  • LOUISIANA 1927  /  Randy Newman  /  “Our New Orleans”
  • VIPER’S DRAG  /  Alan Toussaint  /  “American Tunes”
  • WHEN IT’S SLEEPY TIME DOWN SOUTH  /  Wynton Marsalis  /  “Standard Time Vol. 2”
  • BLACK AND BLUE  /  Louis Armstrong  /  “Satch Plays Fats”
  • BASIN STREET BLUES  /  Shirley Horn  /  “I Remember Miles”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “TEACHABLE MOMENTS” (2.22.20)

23 Feb

I thought when you experience a Teachable Moment, you’re supposed to reflect and even have a change of heart. The only reflection I’m seeing these days is in my mirror – and I’m not too happy with those results either. So I played a couple hours of songs about people confronting difficult situations in hopes that the music and messages might be helpful and instructive. Probably it instructed people to turn off their radios. Not exactly what I had planned.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  Album Or CD Title

  • TEACH ME TONIGHT  /  Sarah Vaughan, Joe Williams, Count Basie  /  “Count Basie & Sarah Vaughan”
  • TEACH ME A SONG  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Never Let Me Go”
  • LEARNING THE BLUES  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?
  • THE GREAT CITY  /  Lauren Henderson  /  “Armame”
  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”    
  • YOU CAN’T PULL THE WOOL OVER MY EYES  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Alone Together”
  • STRAIGHTEN UP AND FLY RIGHT  /  Imelda May, Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • PREACH AND TEACH  /  The Buddy Rich Big Band  /  “Mercy, Mercy”
  • THE DAY I LEARNED FRENCH  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “Moonshadow Dance”
  • MAY I COME IN?  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • THE SECOND TIME AROUND  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Shirley Horn  /  “At The Gaslight Square/Loads Of Love”
  • THE SPIDER AND THE FLY  /  Maud Hixson  /  “Don’t Let A Good Thing Get Away”
  • ANYTHING GOES  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “True Love: A Celebration Of Cole Porter”
  • MEANING OF THE BLUES  /  Nnenna Freelon  / “Live”
  • EVERYBODY SAY DON’T  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • LISTEN HERE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “Together Again”
  • YOU’VE GOT TO DO IT  /  Holly Yarbrough  /  “Mr. Rogers Swings”
  • BEIN’ GREEN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra & Company”
  • CHILDREN WILL LISTEN/YOU’VE GOT TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT  /  Renee Fleming & Leslie Odom Jr.  /  “Broadway”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Miles Davis Quintet  /  “’Round Midnight”
  • REMEMBERING TO BREATHE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  Dooji Wooji”
  • YOU MIGHT AS WELL LIVE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Till I Get It Right”
  • HEART’S DESIRE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little did I Dream”
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • 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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PLAYLIST FOR “SONGS ABOUT SONGS” – A SHOW FROM THE ARCHIVES – (1.18.20)

20 Jan

MIA again last Saturday and pulled another show from the archive, a show from 2016. I’ll be back live this Saturday. Keep watching this space: Details to follow…

Over the last 7 years, I’ve thought of musical themes of songs for about nearly everything you can think of. Hope you caught my shows with songs about Boy Meets Tinder, Practical First Aid, and The Only Thing The NSA Isn’t Watching Is Paint Drying. This week’s theme, Songs About Songs, was (for a change) more about the music than my paranoia.  I’m content.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WITH A SONG IN MY HEART  /  Chet Baker  /  “She Was Too Good To Me”
  •  I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART  /  Adrienne Fenemor  /  “Blue Skies”
  • THE SONG IS YOU  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Rare Sinatra”
  •  WHEN HE MAKES MUSIC  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Extra Special”
  • IF YOU WERE A SONG  /  Billy Brandt  /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor”
  • THE SONG IS ENDED  /  The Swingle Singers  /  “A Celebration Of The Voice”
  • IT WAS ALMOST LIKE A SONG  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • MUSIC  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine Live At Carnegie Hall”
  • I HEAR MUSIC  /  Stephane Grappelli  /  “How High The Moon”
  • I LIKE TO RECOGNIZE THE TUNE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Frederica Von Stade  /  “Another Side of Frederica Von Stade”
  • MUSIC MAESTRO PLEASE  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • SONG ABOUT THE MOON  /  Alexis Cole  /  “Dazzling Blue”
  • THE MUSIC GOES ROUND AND ROUND  /  Mark Pompe  /  “Monks’ Dream”
  • ONE NOTE SAMBA  /  Veronneau  /  “Jazz Samba Project”
  • ONE NOTE SAMBA  /  Betty Carter  /  “Round Midnight”
  • JOHNNY ONE NOTE  /  Anita O’Day  /  “Anita O’Day Swings Rogers & Hart”
  • BROOKLYN LOVE SONG  /  Duchess  /  “Duchess”
  • SWING  /  Allan Harris  /  “Nobody’s Gonna Love You Better”
  • YOU ARE LIKE A SONG  Svetlana & The Delancy 5  /  “A Night At The Speakeasy”
  • SING  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Various  /  “Sesame Street: The Best Of Elmo”
  • CAN’T HELP SINGING  /  Jody Sandhaus  /  “A Fine Spring Morning”
  • AS LONG AS I’M SINGING  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Capitol Collectors Series”
  • TEACH ME A SONG  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Never Let Me Go”
  • BABY’S REQUEST  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • A DOLLAR FOR A DIME  /  Joe Williams  /  “Every Night”
  • DEEP SONG  /  Morgana King  /  “It’s A Quiet thing”
  • A SONG FOR YOU  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “A Song For You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “TAKING AN EGO TRIP” – AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST – (12.14.19)

16 Dec

I couldn’t get to the studio this week. It turns out that GPS is useless when you’re taking an ego trip. So I went deep into the archives for a show that, sadly, is as relevant today as it was a few years ago. Maybe more. Of course, I added a few cautionary tales to the Ego Trip itinerary, and a few of these trips don’t exactly come in for a soft landing. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album title

  • YOU’RE SO VAIN  /  Carly Simon  /  “Greatest Hits Vol. 1”
  • I’M HIP  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie 1975”
  •  THE BEST THING FOR YOU  /  George Evans  /  “Live At The Cellar”
  • PEEL ME A GRAPE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “The Main Ingredient”
  • I BELIEVE IN YOU  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “It Might As Well Be Swing”
  • THE BEST IS YET TO COME  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • A LOT OF LIVING TO DO  /  Sammy Davis  /  “Sammy Davis Jr. Belts The Best Of Broadway”
  • OLD WORLD CHARM  /  Maud Hixson  /  “Don’t Let A Good Thing Get Away”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Once To Every Heart”
  • YOU CAME A LONG WAY FROM ST. LOUIS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tammy Grimes  /  “Tammy Grimes”
  • HE’S A TRAMP  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • LOVE WON’T LET YOU GET AWAY  /  Seth MacFarlane & Sara Bareilles  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • I BELIEVE SHE WAS TALKIN’ ABOUT ME  /  Kevin Mahogany & Randy Travis  /  “Another Time Another Place”
  • PAY SOME ATTENTION TO ME  /  Lena Jansson  /  “That Certain Feeling”
  • I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER  /  Marc Pompe  /  “Monk’s Dream”
  • I FEEL PRETTY  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Sophie Milman”
  • YOU’RE BLASÉ  /  Stan Getz  /  “My Old Flame”
  • COMMON TOUCH  /  Nancy Kelly  /  “B That Way”
  • YOU’RE LOOKING AT ME  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • ON A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA  /  Morgana King  /  “This Is Always”
  • I CAN’T GET STARTED  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Sunday Express Vol. 2”
  • YOU’LL SEE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • WHEN IN ROME  /  Tina May  /  “A Wing & A Prayer”
  • BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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