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PLAYLIST FOR “NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR 2018” (12.30.17)

30 Dec

Haven’t thought of your New Year’s Resolutions yet? Maybe this will help. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THERE’LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE  / Tony Bennett  /  ”That San Francisco Sun”
  • I’M GONNA WASH THAT MAN RIGHT OUTTA MY HAIR  /  Rebecca Kilgore w/ Harry Allen Quartet  /  “Play Music From South Pacific”
  • I’M GONNA LIVE TILL I DIE  /  Sophie Berkal-Sarbit  /  “Young & Foolish”
  • I’M PUTTING ALL MY EGGS IN ONE BASKET  /  Fred Astaire  /  “The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • EVERYTHING I DO GONH BE FUNKY  /  Madeline Peyroux  /  “Secular Hymns”
  • LEMON TWIST  /  Mark Winkler  /  “West Coast Cool”
  • FRIM FRAM SAUCE  /  Vocapella  /  “Black Coffee”
  • FAR AWAY PLACES  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • THE ICE HOTEL  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Breakfast On The Morning Tram”
  • SMOKE, SMOKE SMOKE THAT CIGARETTE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jimmy Dean  /  “Big Bad John”
  • IF IT’S THE LAST THING I DO  /  Esther Phillips  /  “Burnin”
  • THERE’S GOTTA BE SOMETHING BETTER THAN THIS  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says No”
  • YOU’RE GETTING TO BE A HABIT WITH ME  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • I DON’T WANNA BE KISSED BY ANYONE ELSE BUT YOU  /  Miles Davis  /  “Miles Ahead”
  • TV BLUES  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • I WANNA GET MARRIED  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Audra McDonald  /  “Build A Bridge”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant  /  “Dreams & Daggers”
  • A LOT OF LIVING TO DO  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “Sammy Davis Jr. Belts The Best Of Broadway”
  • COFFEE TIME  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Still Unforgettable”
  • CHAMPAGNE  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Way Down Low”
  • I’M THROUGH WITH LOVE  /  Niki Haris  /  “Live In Bern, Switzerland”
  • I WANNA BE LOVED  /  Mary Stallings W/ Gene Harris  /  “Only Trust Your Heart”
  • THE NIGHT THE PUGILIST LEARNED TO DANCE  /  Sting  /  “The Last Ship”
  • MAKING IT UP AS WE GO ALONG  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Language”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “NAME-DROPPING” (11.4.17)

5 Nov

I spent the evening naming names – not in a Robert Mueller way, but by playing songs that have at least one reference to a real person.  Some name-drop many more than one person and others have spontaneous ad-lib shout-outs. The final song doesn’t really name-drop any person, but it was my way to say we’re thinking about you, NYC after the events of last week.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or album Title

  • MY NEW CELEBRITY IS YOU  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You” 
  • MISS YOU MR. MERCER  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • I LOVE BEING HERE WITH YOU  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Peggy Lee At Basin Street East”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • BLUES FOR WES  /  Lucky Peterson  /  “Tribute To Jimmy Smith”
  • GOTTA BE THIS OR THAT  /  Kim Nazarian & John Pizzarelli  /  “Some Morning”
  • I LOVE TO LOVE  /  Nina Simone  /  “Forbidden Fruit”
  • HOW ABOUT YOU?  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Concepts”
  • ONE NIGHT WITH FRANK  /  Erin Boheme  /  “What Love Is”
  • MICHAEL BUBLE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “The Vienna Affair”
  • SOMETHING STUPID  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Michael Buble & Reese Witherspoon  /  “To Be Loved”
  • MUSIC IS FOREVER  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Jackie & Roy: Forever”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Begin To Dance”
  • PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ  /  Fred Astaire  /  “The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • YOU COULD BE FRED  /  Jackie Allen  /  “The Men In My Life”
  • YOU’RE THE TOP  /  Stacey Kent  /  “The Boy Next Door”
  • HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Nancy Sinatra  /  “California Girl”
  • JAZZ BAND IN HEAVEN  /  Daphna Levy  /  “Late Night Journey”
  • HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON  /  Lillie Huddleston  /  “How Long Has This Been Going On”
  • CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS  /  Dinah Washington  /  “The Fats Waller Songbook” (Emarcy)
  • MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • VAN LINGLE MUNGO  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Dave Frishberg Classics”
  • BEYOND COMPARE  /  Courtenay Day  /  “State Of Bliss”
  • NANCY WITH THE LAUGHING FACE  /  John Coltrane Quartet  /  “Ballads”
  • PRELUDE TO A KISS  /  Morgana King  /  “A Taste Of Honey”
  • NEW YORK STATE OF MIND  /  Tony Bennett & Billy Joel  /  “Playin’ With My Friends”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine    

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PLAYLIST FOR “NIGHT AT THE MOVIES” (12.10.16)

11 Dec

All but one of these songs were first heard in a movie. Do you know which one appeared on stage first?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • AS TIME GOES BY  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Stage & Screen Hits””
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND  /  Roberta Gambarini & Dave Brubeck  /  “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  • WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • HE’S A TRAMP  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU  /  Carol Sloane  /  “As Time Goes By”
  •  STELLA BY STARLIGHT  /  Miles Davis Quintet  /  “’58 Miles”
  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Sara Gazarek  /  “Yours”
  • TOP HAT WHITE TIE AND TAILS  /  Fred Astaire  /  “The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • ISN’T THIS A LOVELY DAY  /  Lissy Walker  /  “Life Is Sweet”
  • THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “A Song for You”
  • BY MYSELF  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Ray Charles  /  “Ray Charles Forever”
  • CINEMA PARADISO  /  Petra Haden  /  “Petra Goes To The Movies”
  • HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “How Do You Keep The Music Playing?”
  • LAURA  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “World On A String”
  • LAST TANGO IN PARIS  /  Gato Barbieri  /  “Last Tango In Paris”
  • THE TROLLEY SONG  /  Cecile McLoren Salvant  /  “For One To Love”
  • HOW LITTLE WE KNOW  /  Nat Cole  /  “Capitol Sings Hoagy Carmichael”
  • THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE  /  Morgana King  /  “The Shadow Of Your Smile”
  • MISTY  /  Erroll Garner  /  “Ready Take One”
  • THE DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES  /  Cassandra Wilson  /  “Midnight In The Garden of Good & Evil”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • MOON RIVER  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “Come Rain Or Come Shine”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LIFE IN THE SLOW LANE” (11.5.16)

6 Nov

Anyone need a respite from the hustle and hurry of our crazy quotidian life? That’s what I offered this week, a glimpse of life in the slow lane with advice and some super-slow ballads from some all-time favorite singers.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYTHING’S MOVIN’ TOO FAST  /  Hetty Kate & The Dan McLean Hot Six  /  “The Umbrella Man”
  • NICE AND EASY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice And Easy”
  • FEELIN’ GROOVY  /  Rachael MacFarlane  /  “Haley Sings”
  • BIDIN’ MY TIME  /  Nat Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • SLOW HOT WIND  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Live At The Village Vanguard”
  • SLOW BOAT TO CHINA  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • LIFE IN THE SLOW LANE  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Best Of Tony Bennett”
  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Madeline Eastman & Randy Porter  /  “A Quiet Thing”
  • SLOWLY  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • SLOWLY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ann-Margaret  /  “Let Me Entertain You”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “Here’s Sammy Davis Jr.”
  • SMALL DAY TOMORROW  /  Irene Kral  /  “Kral Space”
  • CERTIFIED SENIOR CITIZEN  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Earth Wants You”
  • IF I HAD YOU  /  Shirley Horn  /  “All Night Long”
  • SLOW AD LIB DANCE  /  Fred Astaire  /  “The Special Magic Of Fred Astaire”
  • SUNDAY AFTERNOON  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Winchester In Apple Blossom Time”
  • LAZY AFTERNOON  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Rod McKuen  /  “Songs For A Lazy Afternoon”
  • EASY COME EASY GO  /  Diana Krall  /  “At First Sight Soundtrack”
  • SLOW TALKER  /  Bob And Ray  /  “The Two And Only”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live In Japan”
  • TEA FOR TWO  /  Pink Martini With Jimmy Scott  /  “Very Eugene!”
  • MOUNTAIN GREENERY  /  Rebecca Hardiman  /  “Easy Living”
  • IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Dreams In Apartments”
  • TWO FOR THE ROAD  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “My Foolish Heart”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine 

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PLAYLIST FOR “ME, MY-SELFIE, AND I” (4.12.14)

13 Apr

Nothing says I’m only interested in what I’m doing like Selfies. So I got a little Selfie-Involved this week myself.  Check out the playlist for a little inspiration and then grab your smartphone – but don’t get so obsessed that you miss next week’s show. 

And scroll down to check out the Selfie Gallery from last night’s show!!

 

 SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THAT FACE  /  Joe Williams  /  “The Song Is You”
  • CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OF YOU  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Anthology”
  • FUNNY FACE  /  Fred Astaire  /  “Funny Face Soundtrack”
  • WHEN I LOOK IN YOUR EYES  /  Irene Kral  /  “Where Is Love?”
  • LOOK AT THAT FACE  /  Sammy Davis  /  “Sammy’s Back on Broadway”
  • ME, MYSELF, AND I  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Randy Crawford & Joe Sample Live”
  • SOMETHING IN YOUR SMILE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Dizzy Gillepsie  /  “Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac”
  • WAIT TILL YOU SEE HIM  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “The Speed Of Life”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “A Lazy Afternoon”
  • I SEE YOUR FACE BEFORE ME  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • A FACE LIKE YOURS  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “From The Meticulous To The Sublime”
  • I’LL BE SEEING YOU  /  Andrea Corr  /  “Lifelines”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

PLAYLIST FOR “DANCE MARATHON” (11.9.13)

9 Nov

An evening for getting in touch with your inner Fred, Ginger, Gene, or Misha. I could have danced all night…

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • CAN YOU DANCE  /  Eugenie Jones  /  “Black Lace Blue Tears”
  • YOU’RE EASY TO DANCE WITH  /  Fred Astaire  /  “Steppin’ Out: Astaire Sings
  • LET’S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE  /  Lillie Huddleston  /  “How Long Has This Been Going On”
  • I WON”T DANCE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”
  • POLKA DOTS AND MOONBEAMS  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Hushabye Mountain”    
  • SHALL WE DANCE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Steppin’ Out”
  • SOFT SHOE  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Cleo Laine & Dudley Moore  /  “Smiling Through”
  • WALTZ FOR DEBBY  /  Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm” 
  • DO YOU WANT TO DANCE  /  Bette Midler  /  “The Divine Miss M”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • THE MUSIC THAT MAKES ME DANCE  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • JITTERBUG WALTZ  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  “Experiment” 
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

 

PLAYLIST FOR “BEST DAY EVER” (10.19.13)

19 Oct

In case you’re having some trouble remembering why these might also be “the best of times,” how about a few songs to remind us? Not to worry.  Cynicism will make its return soon — how about next Saturday night at 10:00. Talk to you then. 

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

 

 

 

 

  • BLUE SKIES  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • ISN’T THIS A LOVELY DAY  /  Fred Astaire  /  “The Irving Berlin Songbook”           
  • THE TROLLEY SONG  /  Stacey Kent  /  “The Boy Next Door”
  • GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE  /  Nicole Henry  /  “The Very Thought Of You”           
  • THAT SUNDAY THAT SUMMER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Wilford Brimley  /  “Wilford Brimley & Jeff Hamilton Trio”
  • ONCE UPON A SUMMER TIME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summer Time”
  • LUCKY TO BE ME  /  Tony Bennett/Bill Evans  /  “Together Again”
  • FEELING GOOD  /  Nina Simone  /  “I Put A Spell On You”
  • THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG  /  Mark Winkler & Cheryl Bentyne  /  “West Coast Cool”
  • A GOOD DAY  /  Eugenie Jones  /  “Black Lace Blue Tears”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)