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PLAYLIST FOR “ALL TALK ALL THE TIME” (11.23.19)

24 Nov

We’ve been hearing a lot of talk lately – opening statements, closing statements, testimony, rebuttals, colloquies, points of order (even when there didn’t seem to be any point nor any discernible order). So in the best and, I might add, the most predictable Turntable For One tradition, I tried to exploit and exacerbate the situation with lots of songs about talking, telling, saying, and opining. And everyone had a good time…at least that’s what I’m telling myself. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or album Title

  • TALK TO ME BABY  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “The Songs Of Johnny Mercer”
  • IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Live At The Sahara”
  • IF I HAD A TALKING PICTURE OF YOU  /  Seth MacFarlane & Norah Jones  /  “In Full Swing”
  • TALK TO ME  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Inspiring Love”
  • I’M NOT TALKING  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles”
  • IT’S A PITY TO SAY GOODNIGHT  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • I COULD HAVE TOLD YOU  /  Arthur Prysock & Count Basie  /  “Arthur Prysock/Count Basie”
  • CAN’T WE TALK IT OVER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jane Russell  /  “Jane Russell”
  • HAPPY TALK  /  Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley  /  “Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley”       
  • NEVER SAY YES  /  Cannonball Adderley Quintet  /  “Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley”
  • SAY IT ISN’T SO  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “A Little Sugar”
  • THEY SAY IT’S WONDERFUL  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Dedicated To You”
  • TELL ME MORE AND MORE AND THEN SOME  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • LET’S TALK ABOUT ME  /  Hot Club Sandwich  /  “Club Matix”
  • GIRL TALK  /  Holly Cole  /  “Girl Talk”
  • I JUST DROPPED BY TO SAY HELLO  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
  • SHOW ME  /  Wesla Whitfield  /  “Beautiful Love”
  • I WAS TELLING HER ABOUT YOU  /  (Mystery vocalist)  /  Marvin Gaye  /  “When I’m Alone I Cry”
  • PLEASE DON’T TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I’M GONE  /  Jackie Ryan & Clark Terry  /  “Grand Masters Of Jazz”
  • I TALK TO THE TREES  /  Adrian Cunningham  /  “Adrian Cunningham & His Friends Play Lerner & Lowe”
  • TALKING TO MYSELF  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Remembering You”
  • TALK TO ME, TALK TO ME  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Talk To Me”
  • SPEAK LOW  /  Tony Bennett & Norah Jones  /  “Duets 2”
  • I WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOU  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Feelin’ Good”
  • 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 “HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY, NAT COLE!” (9.21.19)

21 Sep

Nat Cole would be 100 years old this year if he hadn’t died when he was 45. I suppose I should say something about how his music has lived on or how his legacy has lived on or how he has influenced so many singers and pianists. But, really, I just wanted to play some music I wanted to hear. In other words, it was business as usual at Turntable For One. But I was surprised to find so many tribute albums and pleased to include some from singers in Sweden, Belgium, and Mexico. Also gave a 100th birthday shout-out to George Shearing. But I don’t think he was listening.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • LET THERE BE LOVE  /  Nat Cole & George Shearing  /  “Nat King Cole Sings & George Shearing Plays”
  • ERRAND GIRL FOR RHYTHM  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For you”
  • I’M NOT MY BROTHER, I’M ME  /  Freddy Cole  /  “I’m Not My Brother, I’m Me”
  • THE SUNDAY THAT SUMMER  /  Nicolas Bearde  /  “I Remember You”
  • THE MAN ON THE LITTLE WHITE KEYS  /  Nat Cole Trio  /  “The Trouble With Me Is You”
  • IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON  /  Claes Janson  /  “Nat Cole Forever”
  • I NEVER HAD A CHANCE  /  Hugh Coltman  /  “Shadows – Songs Of Nat King Cole”
  • LET’S MAKE MORE LOVE  /  Nat Cole  /  “Extraordinary”
  • AVALON  /  Nat Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • AVALON  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Unforgettable”
  • SWEET LORRAINE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “With Respect To Nat”
  • ROUTE 66  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “Nat Cole Songbook”
  • LATE LATE SHOW  /  Nat Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR YOU  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “For Centennial Reasons”
  • L-O-V-E (In German)  /  Nat King Cole  /  “International Nat King Cole”
  • THE SOUL OF NAT KING COLE  /  Yannick Bovy  /  “Celebrates Nat King Cole”
  • STRAIGHTEN UP AND FLY RIGHT  /  Ori Dagan & Sheila Jordan  /  “Nathaniel” A Tribute To Nat King Cole”
  • THIS WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Take A Look”
  • LITTLE GIRL  /  Maurice Hines  /  “To Nat King Cole With Love”
  • DON’T BLAME ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ike Cole  /  “Tribute To His Brother”
  • SHE’S FUNNY THAT WAY  /  Nat Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • I CAN’T SEE FOR LOOKIN’  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “You’ll Never Know”
  • BALLERINA  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat “King” Cole & Me”
  • I GOT IT BAD AND THAT AIN’T GOOD  /  Nat King Cole & George Shearing  /  “Nat King Cole Sings & George Shearing Plays”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Allan Harris  /  “Long Live The King”
  • SMILE  /  Dannah Garay  /  “From You…to You: Remembering Nat King Cole”
  • THE SONG IS ENDED  /  Nat Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • UNFORGETTABLE  /  Nat Cole & Natalie Cole  /  “Unforgettable”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HEADLINE NEWS” (9.14.19)

14 Sep

Have you checked out the headlines these days? Accusations. Recriminations. Distortions. And that’s just about the weather! To give everyone a break, I’ve come up with some “headlines” of my own, sung by some of my favorite headliners.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYTHING’S MOVIN’ TOO FAST  /  Hetty Kate  /  “The Dan McLean Hot Six Meet Hetty Kate”
  • NO MOON AT ALL  /  Carolyn Lee Jones  /  “Close Your Eyes”
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Merry Go Round”
  • WITHOUT A SONG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “I Remember Tommy”
  • LOVE IS SWEEPING THE COUNTRY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The George & Ira Gershwin Songbook”
  • (John Bolton)  / I’VE ONLY MYSELF TO BLAME  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad And Blues Master”
  • THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR THE SUNRISE  /  Sue Raney  /  “Happiness Is A Warm Sue Raney”
  • ADDICTED TO LOVE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • (The Bahamas)  /  INTO EACH LIFE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Patty Duke  /  “Don’t Just Stand There”
  • SOME DAYS EVERYTHING GOES WRONG  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “The Shelter of Your Arms”
  • (Emergency Headline From The White House)  /  STARS FELL ON ALABAMA  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • TIS AUTUMN  /  Nnenna Freelon  /  “Heritage”
  • SUNDAY IN NEW YORK  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Ultra Lounge: Wild, Cool, & Swinging”
  • AUTUMN IN NEW YORK  /  Mary Stallings  /  “But Beautiful”
  • EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend – Live In concert”
  • RULES OF THE ROAD  /  Syndee Winters  /  “Lessons From A Lady”
  • YOU CAN’T LOVE ‘EM ALL  /  Loston Harris  /  “Swingfully Yours”
  • DOWNHILL  /  Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Swing Out”
  • IT ISN’T SO GOOD IT COULDN’T GET BETTER  /  Ronny White  /  “Whyte Wolf”
  • (R.B. G.)  /  I’M STILL HERE  /  Elaine Stritch  /  “Show Stoppers Vol. 2”
  • PEOPLE TIME  /  Stan Getz Quartet  /  “Yours & Mine”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Imelda May & Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”ˆ
  • WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sing Comden & Green”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “STRESS RELIEVERS” – AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST (10.20.18)

21 Oct

Stress – you can’t live with it and you can’t live without it. But you can minimize it and since I always try to minimize everything, I’m the perfect person to turn to for suggestions. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SLAP THAT BASS  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Geo. & Ira Gershwin Songbook”
  • RELAX  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • HAPPY FEET  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • WITHOUT A SONG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Vegas”
  • A DOODLIN’ SONG  /  Duchess  /  “Duchess”
  • GROOVIN’  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • LAZY AFTERNOON  /  Shirley Horn  /  “A Lazy Afternoon”
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Merry Go Round”
  • LET’S GET LOADED  /  Carey West  /  “Made Of Clay”
  • SMILE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Steven Tyler  /  “To Love Again”
  • DO IT AGAIN  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • DANCING CHEEK TO CHEEK  /  Annie Sellick & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “No Greater Thrill”
  • ALL OF ME  /  Dick Hyman & Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra  /  “Handful Of Keys”
  • THE DOG SONG  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Get Away From Me”
  • NEW YORK ON SUNDAY  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Hello Dolly To Goodbye Charlie”
  • SUNDAY AFTERNOON  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Winchester In Apple Blossom Time”
  • HUNGRY MAN  /  Mark Winkler  /  “West Coast Cool”
  • CALL ME  /  Astrud Gilberto  /  “A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • BEFORE YOU KNOW IT  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Dream”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life, collected”
  • DREAM  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Dream”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING  /  Allan Harris & Takana Myamoto  /  “Convergence”
  • I SEE BEAUTY  /  Johanna Silanpaa  /  “From This Side”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “GRADUATION DAY” (6.16.18)

16 Jun

How about 2 hours of intelligent and coherent and compact commencement speeches and graduation messages without having to sit in the sun and wait two hour to see your kid walk across the stage and graduate in 15 seconds? Don’t try to thank me. Just doing my job. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • ON A CLEAR DAY  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live At Laren Jazz Festival 1975”
  • SWINGING ON A STAR  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Playground”
  • TAKE A BITE  /  Margaret Whiting  /  “The Lady’s In Love With You!”
  • THIS FUNNY WORLD  /  Ian Shaw  /  “Taking It To Hart”
  • BITTER WITH THE SWEET  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • MR. KICKS  /  Gregory Generet  /  “2 OF A Kind”
  • YOU KNOW WHO!  /  Amy Cervini  /  “No One Ever Tells You”
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Merry Go Round”
  • YOUNG AT HEART  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Peggy March  /  “Get Happy”
  • BIG BAD WORLD  /  The Real Group  /  “Commonly Unique”
  • EVERYBODY SAYS DON’T  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • WHERE DO YOU GO  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson  /  “Two’s Company”
  • I’M NOT TALKING  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles”
  • WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Dreams In Apartments”
  • EV’RYBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “My Kind of Broadway”
  • THE GREAT CITY  /  Lauren Henderson  /  “Armame”
  • HOUSE OF GOLD  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • SPARKLE AND SHINE  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bill Nighy   /  “Arthur Christmas Soundtrack”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • STAY HIP  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Jazz & Other Four-Letter Words”
  • THROW IT AWAY  /  Mollie O’Brien  /  “Things I Gave Away”
  • LISTEN HERE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Dave Frishberg Classics”
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • SACK FULL OF DREAMS  /  Mark Murphy  /  “September Ballads”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LOVE & MARRIAGE ROYAL WEDDING STYLE” (5.19.18)

20 May

I celebrated love and marriage, London and the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this week. When your desperate for good news, you’ll take any scrap you can find. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • I’M JUST WILD ABOUT HARRY  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “It’s A Man’s World”
  • FROM THIS MOMENT ON  /  Loston Harris  /  “Why Try To Change me Now”
  • I FEEL PRETTY  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Sophie Milman”
  • I WANNA GET MARRIED  /  Nellie McKay  / “Get Away From Me”
  • CLOUDBURST/NOT GETTING MARRIED TODAY  /  John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey  /  “Make Believe”
  • A FOGGY DAY  /  Van Morrison  /  “Versatile”
  • BOY WANTED  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The George & Ira Gershwin Songbook”
  • THE TENDER TRAP  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Robert Palmer  /  “Ridin’ High”
  • WEDDING BELL BLUES  /  Laura Nyro  /  “Live! The Loom’s Desire”
  • I LOVE MY WIFE  /  Ron Boustead  /  “Unlikely Valentine”
  • THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Today”
  • PICKING UP AFTER YOU  /  Tom Waits & Crystal Gayle  /  “One From The Heart Soundtrack”
  • MARRY ME A LITTLE  /  Gregg Edleman  /  “Wall To Wall Sondheim”
  • BURNING THE TOAST  /  Suzy Bogguss  /  “A Twist Of Jazz”
  • A WEDDING IN CHEROKEE COUNTY  /  Randy Newman  /  “The Randy Newman Songbook”
  • CHAPEL OF LOVE  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Laverne & Shirley  /  “Laverne & Shirley Sing”
  • ON MY WAY TO YOU  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Love Makes The Changes”
  • WHEN I’M 64  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • MY LOVE WENT TO LONDON  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To The Ladies”
  • EXACTLY LIKE YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At Town Hall”
  • A NIGHTINGALE SANG IN BERKELEY SQUARE  /  Rahsaan Roland Kirk  /  “Rahsaan: The Complete Mercury Recordings”
  • TOO LATE NOW  /  Roberta Gambarini  /  “Easy To Love”
  • TAKE ME TO THE ALLEY  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Take Me To The Alley”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “AND THE OSCAR DOESN’T GO TO…” (3.3.18)

3 Mar

It’s that time again, time when a few people are smiling with happiness and others are forcing smiles on their faces when there is disappointment in their hearts. That means it’s time for the 8th Annual Turntable For One salute to the Oscar LOSERS! Every one of these songs (except the last) was nominated and lost. (Although it’s hard to imagine any song losing to “It’s Hard Out There For A Pimp.”)

  (Year)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • (1934)   /  THE CARIOCA  /  Mel Torme  /  “Mel Torme With The Marty Paitch Deck-Tette”
  • (1943)  /  YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Freda Payne  /  “Come Back To Me Love”
  • (1943)  /  HAPPINESS IS JUST A THING CALLED JOE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Twelve Nights In Hollywood”
  • (1937)  /  THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Van Morrison  /  “Versatile”
  • (1965)  /  I WILL WAIT FOR YOU  /  Alexis Cole  /  “You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To”
  • (1951)  /  WONDER WHY  /   Freddy Cole  /  “Love Makes The Changes”
  • (1951)  /  TOO LATE NOW  /  Roberta Gambarini  /  “Easy To Love”
  • (1942)  /  HOW ABOUT YOU?  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Derek Jacobi & Ann Reid  /  “You Are The Best Thing…”
  • (1942)  /  DEARLY BELOVED  /  Vivian Buczek  /  “Live At The Palladium”                
  • (1936)  /  I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ultimate Sinatra”
  • (1936)  /  PENNIES FROM HEAVEN  /  Stephane Grappelli  /  “The Great American Songbook”
  • (1967)  /  THE LOOK OF LOVE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “The Main Ingredient”
  • (1982)  /  HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Tony Bennett & George Michael  /  “Duets: An American Classic”
  • (1970)  /  WHISTLING AWAY THE DARK  /  Janet Seidel  /  “Charade: Henry Mancini Songbook”
  • (1963)  /  CHARADE  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “Come By Me”
  • (1969)  /  WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • (1947)  /  I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • (1949)  /  MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Bill Evans  /  “The Last Waltz Disc 6”
  • (1945)  /  AREN’T YOU GLAD YOU’RE YOU  /  Cali Rose  /  “Are You Having Any Fun “
  • (1966)  ALFIE  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “A Quiet Thing”
  •  MAYBE THIS TIME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To The Ladies”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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