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PLAYLIST FOR “HEARTFELT, HEARTBREAKING, & HEARTLESS LOVE SONGS – JUST ANOTHER VALENTINE’S DAY” (2.16. 19)

16 Feb

Sure, Valentine’s Day is for lovers. But what about all the people who don’t have someone in their lives? Who’s going to play love songs for those sad sausages? I think I took care of that with some songs especially for them.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LOVE IS A NECESSARY EVIL  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life, Collected”
  • DOWN WITH LOVE  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • THE TENDER TRAP  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Sessions”
  • VALENTINE’S DAY  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Lonely Woman”
  • SOMETHIN’ LIKE LOVE  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS LOVE  /  Carmen McRae  /  “The Great American Songbook”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  Willie Nelson & Nora Jones  /  “My Way”
  • LOVE, I HEAR  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Move On: A Sondheim Adventure”
  • I’M THROUGH WITH LOVE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jack Lemmon  /  “A Twist Of Lemmon”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Michel LeGrand  /  “Michel Legrand At Shell’s Manne-Hole”
  • EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • TOO SOON TO TELL  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • KNITTING CLASS  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Turned To Blue”
  • SAVE YOUR LOVE FOR ME  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • SAVE YOUR LOVE FOR ME  /  Nancy Wilson  /. “Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Memories Of You: Remembering Joe Williams”
  • CALL ME IRRESPONSIBLE  /  Lyn Stanley  /  “London Calling”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tony Perkins  /  “On A Rainy Afternoon”
  • THAT TIRED ROUTINE CALLED LOVE  /  Mary Foster Conklin  /  “Blues For Breakfast”
  • I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Jacky Terasson  /  “Jacky Terasson”
  • WILD IS LOVE  /  Cecile McLoren Salvant /  “The Window”
  • SAY IT  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirting With Twilight”
  • 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 “GROUNDHOG DAY!” (2.2.19)

2 Feb

Explain to me again why we created a holiday to honor an ugly, destructive rodent and a misguided superstition while continuing to discredit the value of scientific facts in our lives? I based my Groundhog Day celebration on the classic movie and this rule: If you hear a song once this week, you’re going to hear it at least twice. (Okay, I did start the show with one Groundhog Day song.)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ME AND MY SHADOW  /  Marion Montgomery  /  “What’s New”
  • MEMORIES OF YOU  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Rare Sinatra”
  • MEMORIES OF YOU  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Point Of No Return”
  • NOBODY’S HEART  /  Diahann Carroll & Andre Previn  /  “Diahann Carroll & Andre Previn Trio”
  • NOBODY’S HEART  /  Doris Day & Andre Previn  /  “Duet”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”   
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Best Of Tony Bennett” 
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Seal with The Puppini Sisters  /  “Standards”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  The Ault Sisters  /  “Timeless”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Gerry Mulligan  /  “The Concert Jazz Band At The Village Vanguard”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Grand Masters Of Jazz”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Wild & Free: Live At The Keystone Korner”
  • TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT  /  Mel Torme  /  “Mel Torme: Swings Shubert Alley”
  • TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Devil May Care”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald w/ Ellis Larkin  /  “Songs In A Mellow Mood”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Gregory Porter /  “Ella With the London Symphony Orchestra”
  • ONCE UPON A SUMMERTIME   /  Blossom Dearie   / “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • ONCE UPON A SUMMERTIME  /  Michel Legrand  /  “Live At Fat Tuesday’s”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Bill Evans  /  “Bill Evans: The Complete Riverside Recordings”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Hailey Tuck  /  “Junk”
  • BLACKBIRD  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • BLACKBIRD  /  Judith Owen  /  “Rediscovered”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “EARLY BIRDS VS NIGHT OWLS” (1.26.19)

27 Jan

I believe there are two kinds of people in the world – morning people and night people. I vote for the latter because they have the good sense and good taste to stay up and listen to my show.  But I played songs for both just in case…

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING  /  Ray Charles & Count Basie  /  “Ray Sings, Count Basie Swings”
  • MOONDANCE  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Here, There, & Everywhere”
  • MORNIN’  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life, Collected”
  • OUR DELIGHT  /  3rd Coast Vocals  /  “3VC”
  • DRINKING AGAIN  /  Dinah Washington  /  Dinah ‘62”
  • NIGHT LIFE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “September Ballads”
  • I GOT THE SUN IN THE MORNING  /  Allegra Levy  /  “Looking At The Moon”
  • NIGHT LIGHTS  /  Gerry Mulligan  /  Night Lights”
  • NIGHT LIGHTS  /  Bobby Scott  /  “For Sentimental Reasons”
  • WHEN THE RED RED ROBIN  /  (Mystery Melody)  /  Molly Lyons  /  “Verses Only!”
  • THE LAMP IS LOW  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • NIGHT AND DAY  /  Willie Nelson  /  “My Way”
  • IT’S ALWAYS 4 AM  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Blue & Pink: The Blue Songs”
  • DAYBREAK  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To The Ladies”
  • GOOD MORNING COWBOY  /  Cyrille Aimee & Diego Figueiredo  /  “Smile”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Jamie Cullum & Laura Mvula  /  “Interlude”
  • NIGHT SONG  /  Nina Simone  /  “Broadway – Blues – Ballads”
  • IN THE EVENIN’  /  Joe Williams  /  “At Newport ‘63”
  • THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES  /  Irene Kral  /  “Second Chance”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Michel Legrand  /  “Legrand Jazz”
  • DAWN  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • THE NIGHT WE CALLED IT A DAY  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS  /  Carin Lundin  /  “Babble”
  • SKYLARK  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington  /  “Francis A. & Edward K.”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR ” A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN” (1.12.19)

13 Jan

Turntable For One is all about problems – certainly not solving them, more like creating them, exacerbating them, and at the very least exploiting them. So this week I tackled the problem of the government shutdown. What did I do? I played music, of course, but I also dedicated the program to the 800,000 federal employees who have gone from figuring out how to live paycheck to paycheck to how to live no paycheck to no paycheck. The President said he didn’t want to call this a shutdown. I agree. How about travesty?

 

(Government Dept.)  /SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME?  /  George Michael  /  “Symphonica”
  • (Interior Dept.)  /  MOUNTAIN GREENERY  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Echoes”
  • (Interior Dept.)  /  TEDDY BEAR’S PICNIC  /  Bing Crosby  /  “Musical Moments To Remember: Bing Crosby”
  • (Interior Dept.)  /  RHODE ISLAND IS FAMOUS FOR YOU  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “My Foolish Heart”
  • STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER  /  John Daversa Big Band  /  “American Dreamers”
  • (TSA, FBI)  /  SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “The Very Best Of Nancy WIlson”
  • (TSA, FBI)  /  I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie”
  • (Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms)  /   SCOTCH AND SODA  /  Amanda Carr  /  “Carr-Toons”
  • (Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms)  /   SMOKING MY SAD CIGARETTE  /  Kate McGarry  /  “Centennial”
  • (Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms)  /   THE CONTINUING STORY OF BUNGALOW BILL  /  The Beatles  /  “The Beatles”
  •  (Treasury Dept.)  /  WHO WILL BUY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Nancy Sinatra  /  “Movin’ With Nancy Sinatra”
  • (Treasury Dept.)  /  BUY AND SELL  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • (Politician to Lobbyist)  /  LOVE FOR SALE  /  Aretha Franklin  /  “Yeah!!” 
  • THE NEUTRON DANCE  /  The Ault Sisters  /  “Sisters In Swing”
  • (HUD)  /  THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Boston Concert 1976”
  • (HUD)  /  HOME ON THE RANGE  /  Janet Planet  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • (FDA)  /  FRIM FRAM SAUCE  /  Vocapella  /  “Black Coffee”
  • (Coast Guard)  /  MY SHIP  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “For Those Who Think Young”
  • (Transportation Dept.)  /  COME FLY WITH ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love”
  • (Transportation Dept.)  /  ROUTE 66  /  Ann Hampton Callaway  /  “Signature”
  • (Transportation Dept.)  /  I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Bye Bye Blackbird”
  • (State Department)  /  CHORO POUR LES AMANTS ETERNELS  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “A Contretemps”
  • (State Department)  /  WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • (State Department)  /  APRIL IN PARIS  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Gypsy In My Soul”
  • AMERICAN TUNE  /  Kurt Elling  /  “1619 Broadway – The Brill Building Project”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

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PLAYLIST FOR “THE YEAR IN REVIEW 2018” (12.29.18)

30 Dec

I spent a couple of hours reflecting on some of the weekly musical themes from the past year and some of my favorite musical discoveries in an attempt – probably a futile one – to distract the audience from reflecting on all of the things they could have been doing instead of listening to my show every week. Who needs to hear their regrets when I have plenty of my own?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WALKING HAPPY  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Lonely Woman”
  • YOU ARE THERE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • CONJUGAISON AMOUREUSE  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “A Contretemps”
  • A MAN AIN’T SUPPOSED TO CRY  /  John Doakes  /  “Forever Reasons”
  • I WANT TO BE EVIL  /  Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings  /  “Groovin”
  • COFFEE TIME  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Still Unforgettable”
  • THE COFFEE SONG  /  Hot Club Sandwich  /  “Café Matrix”
  • THE PEOPLE YOU NEVER GET TO LOVE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Rupert Holmes  /  “Have Yourself A Jazz Christmas”
  • TAKE A BITE  /  Margaret Whiting  /  “The Lady’s In Love With You”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Because of You”
  • MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME  /  Hailey Reinhardt, Jeff Goldblum, Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • MY CHERIE AMOUR  /  Stevie Wonder & Count Basie Orchestra  /  “All About that Basie”
  • NOT MY TIME  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • I’LL BE SEEING YOU  /  Ellen Andersson Quartet  /  “I’ll Be Seeing You”
  • YOU CAN’T ALWAYS SING A HAPPY SONG  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Burt Reynolds  /  “Ask Me What I Am”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR’S EVE?  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “A Capitol Christmas”
  • IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS OF THE MORNING  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Another Time Another Place”
  • SNOW WHITE  /  Marina & The Kats  /  “Small”
  • SOMETIME WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy & The Metropole Orch.  /  “The Dream”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Gregory Porter  /  “Ella with The London Symphony Orchestra”
  • ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?  /  Paul Buchanan, Chris Botti  /  “To Love Again”
  • WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Kitty Margolis & Michael Bluestein  /  “Heart & Soul: Live In San Francisco”
  • SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD  /  Jimmy Scott  /  “The Source”
  • TIME IS A FUNNY THING  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Some Of That Sunshine”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

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PLAYLIST FOR “WINNERS AND LOSERS” (11.3.18)

29 Dec

Soon it will all be in the rearview mirror; the midterms will have passed, and we’ll know who are the winners and who are the losers. It will all be over – except for the celebrating, the crying, the blaming, the lawsuits, the recounts, the excuses, the recriminations, the marches, the protests. So just to ease my listeners into this traditional, all-American period of jubilation and mourning, I played songs abut winning and losing. The singers, however, were all total winners. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • ALL RIGHT, OKAY, YOU WIN  /  Joe Williams & Count Basie  /  “Count Basie At Newport”
  • BOOZERS AND LOSERS  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers & Losers”
  • HERE’S TO THE LOSERS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Softly As I Leave You”
  • LUCKY TO BE ME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings Comden & Green”
  • DAYS LIKE THIS  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles: Live In London”
  • HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU  /  Shirley Horn    “The Main Ingredient”
  • “DENZEL” + AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL  /  John Daversa Big Band  /  “American Dreamers”
  • I’VE GOT JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING  /  Fleurine  /  “Meant To Be”
  • I WAS A FOOL TO LET YOU GO  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • WINNER TAKES IT ALL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Meryl Streep  /  “Mama Mia Soundtrack”
  • NOBODY WINS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ol’ Blues Eyes Is Back”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Renderings”
  • NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT  /  Leslie Odom Jr.  /  “Leslie Odom Jr.”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • IN SPITE OF ALL THIS, I’M STILL HAPPY  /  Danny Bacher  /  “Still Happy”
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Sister Orchid”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Wayne Newton  /  “Wild, Cool, And Swingin’”
  • LOSING STRATEGY  /  Kate McGarry  /  “The Subject Tonight Is Love”
  • LOVER MAN  /  Bill Evans & Jeremy Steig  /  “Bill Evans For Lovers”
  • WHEN I LOST YOU  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Bennett/Berlin”
  • LUCKY SO AND SO  /  Kate Reid  /   “The Heart Already Knows”
  • IF I SHOULD LOSE YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “Four Women”
  • THE BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Ian Shaw & Sue Richardson  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “CHRISTMAS PARTY 2018” (12.22.18)

27 Dec

Ho, Ho Ho – I wasn’t quoting from a misogynistic rap song. I was just getting into the Christmas spirit and ready to play some old and new holiday favorites. 

SONG TITLE  / Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • MY FAVORITE THINGS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Snowfall: The Christmas album”
  • CHRISTMAS IS STARTING NOW  /  Laura Dickinson  /  “Auld Lang Syne”
  • I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “A Christmas album”
  • SNOW DAY  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “A Very Chaise Lounge Christmas”
  • MEDLEY  /  Maureen McGovern  /  “Christmas With Maureen McGovern”
  • BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE  /  Lydia Lyza & Josiah Lemanski  
  • JINGLE BELLS  /  Accent
  • JINGLE BELLS  /  Duke Ellington  /  “Jingle Bell Jam”
  • THE WORLD FOR CHRISTMAS  /  The Real Group  /  “The World For Christmas”
  • SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Frank Sinatra & Cyndi Lauper  /  “A Very Special Christmas 2”
  • WHITE CHRISTMAS  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE  /  Vince Guaraldi  /  “A Charlie Brown Christmas”
  • SLEIGH RIDE  /  Cyrille Aimee & The Lost Fingers  /  “Coconut Christmas”
  • HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS  /  Leslie Odom Jr.  /  “Simply Christmas”
  • MEDLEY  /  The Swingle Singers  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • HE’S GONNA TAKE AWAY OUR CHRISTMAS  /  Robert Goulet  /  “Wonderful World Of Christmas”
  • THE SECRET OF CHRISTMAS  /  Connie Evingson  /  “The Secret of Christmas”
  • THE THEORY SONG  /  David Swenson  /  
  • THE CHRISTMAS SONG  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat ‘King’ Cole & Me”
  • A CHRISTMAS COMPROMISE  /  Duchess  /  “Harmony For the Holidays”
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY  /  Ramsey Lewis Trio  /  “Sound Of Christmas”
  • WOULDN’T YOU LIKE AN OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS?  /  Monica Ramey & Beegie Adair  /  “Some Enchanted Christmas”
  • CHRISTMAS WILL REALLY BE CHRISTMAS  /  Kristin Korb  /  “That Time Of Year”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • STAR OF WONDER  /  Kurt Elling  /  “The Beautiful Day”
  • ANGEL’S LULLABY  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Winter Wonderland”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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