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PLAYLIST FOR “HALLOWEEN PARTY 2022” – (10.29.22)

31 Oct

One of my favorite shows of the year, not just because I get to play some favorite Halloween songs, but because when trick or treaters come to the door, I get to guess who they’re dressed up as. Of course, instead of handing out candy, I play a song that matches their costume. This year, somehow, a cat rang the doorbell, so I played a couple songs in honor of National Cat Day. By the way – and no surprise here – Holly Cole won the prize for the spookiest song. It may not be a Halloween song, but it’s fabulously scary, if you ask me.

(TRICK OR TREATER)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HALLOWEEN SPOOKS  /  Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross  /  “The Hottest New Group In Jazz”
  • BEWITCHED  /  Pamela Less w/ Houston Person  /  “At The Jazz Standard”
  • (Ron DeSantis)  /  COME FLY WITH ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Fly With Me”
  • SPOOKY  /  Anne Farnsworth  /  “Sealed With A Kiss”
  • (Jeffrey Daumer)  /  HUNGRY MAN  /  Mark Winkler  /  “West Coast Cool”
  • I’D RATHER BE BURNED AS A WITCH  /  Rene Marie  /  “I Wanna Be Evil”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • (Herschel Walker)  /  LITTLE WHITE LIES  /  Ella Fitzgerald /  “Ella Swings Lightly”
  • CANDY  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • (A Cat)  /  THE ALLEY CAT SONG  /  Gemma Sherry  /  “Let’s Get Serious”
  • EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE A CAT  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • (Rochelle Walinsky)  /  UNDECIDED  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • MIDNIGHT AT THE STARLIGHT HAUNTED BALLROOM  /  Josie Falbo  /  “You Must Believe In Spring”
  • (Kanye West)  /  TWISTED  /  Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross  /  “The Best Of Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross”
  • THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  Tony Bennett & Dave Brubeck  /  “Bennett & Brubeck: The White House Sessions”
  • YOU’VE GOT A SECRET  /  Holly Cole  /  \“Montreal”
  • I DON’T STAND A GHOST OF A CHANCE  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Jan Lundgren Trio Plays Music of Victor Young”
  • (Elon Musk)  /  DESTINATION MOON  /  Dinah Washington  /  “Dinah ’62”
  • I PUT A SPELL ON YOU  /  Candace Springs  /  “The Women Who Raised Me”
  • SWEET PUMPKIN  /  Samara Joy  /  “Sweet Pumpkin”
  • (Liz Truss)  /  I CAN’T WAIT TO MISS YOU  /  Jack Jones  /  “Love Ballad”
  • DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD  /  Lillie Kae  /  “The Nearness Of You”
  • HAUNTED HEART  /  Lee Rittenour  /  “Stolen Moments”
  • GHOST OF YESTERDAY  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • THE HOUSE IS HAUNTED  /  Lisa Lindsley  /  “Long After Midnight”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “IT’S RAINING CATS AND…EVEN MORE CATS” (4.9.22)

10 Apr

I wanted to do a special show for a special audience who never choose to listen to the show but listen to the show nearly every week, often sitting in someone’s lap or, more likely, sitting in exactly the chair someone else wants to sit in. So I dedicated the show to all the cats who are probably my furriest and  also my most loyal listeners with songs about cats and songs sung by Cats and Kats. During the show listeners in AZ sent me a photo of their cat, Baxter, listening to my show with them. Baxter is different from most of my audience not because he has whiskers and a tail, but because he’s clearly awake. And I also played a song by another Ukrainian jazz artist because…

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE A CAT  /  Jamie Cullum  /   “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • THE ALLEY CAT SONG  /  Gemma Sherry  /   “Let’s Get Serious”
  • ALL THE CATS JOIN IN  /  Cat(herine) Russell  /   “Inside This Heart Of Mine”
  • SWEET LITTLE CREATURE  /  Lorraine Feather  /   “My Own Particular Life”
  • KITTEN ON THE KEYS  /  Erroll Garner  /   “Too Marvelous For Words”
  • DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. lang  /   “A Wonderful World”
  • CAT BACK BLUES  /  Cathi Walkup  /   “The Secret Of A Song”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Kat Edmondson  /   “Take To The Sky”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Loston Harris  /   “Swingfully Yours”
  • SEND IN THE CLOWNS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   Elizabeth Taylor (Maggie, the Cat 1958)  /  “A Little Night Music”
  • THE CAT SONG  /  Laura Nyro  /   “Smile”
  • THE CAT  /  Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /   “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This”
  • ST LOUIS BLUES  /  Ola Rud (Ukrainian Jazz Vocalist)
  • IT’S TOO GOOD TO TALK ABOUT  /  Blossom Dearie  /   “My Gentleman Friend”
  • MEOWMIX COMMERCIAL  /  Christmas Cats  /   “Christmas For Cats & Dogs”
  • IT’S SAND, MAN  /  Lambert, Hendricks, & Bavan  /   “Havin’ A Ball At The Village Gate”
  • SATIN DOLL   /  Duke Ellington Orch. With Cat Anderson  /   “70th Birthday Party”
  • SOME CATS KNOW  /  Annie Sellick  /   “Street of Dreams”
  • THE HANGING TREE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   Jennifer Lawrence  /  “The Hunger Games”
  • YOUR CAT PLAYS PIANO  /  Mark Winkler  /   “Jazz & Other Four Letter Words”
  • GIRL TALK  /  Kate McGarry  /   “Girl Talk”
  • THE PINK PANTHER  /   Henry Mancini  /   “The Ultimate Mancini”
  • KILLED A CAT  /  Kenny Rankin  /   “Silver Morning”
  • BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH  /  Kat Gang  /   “The Kat Gang Jazz Band”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE TELEPHONE” (9.25.21)

26 Sep

This was the week of WMNR’s Fall Fundraising Drive and many of the broadcasters and staff took to the airwaves to ask, cajole, exhort, plead, beg for listeners to call in to make a pledge. I tried to be a little more laid back, subtle, and subliminal, playing songs with telephone in the title or lyrics. Plus I also asked, cajoled, exhorted, etc., etc. to make a few buck for the station. Wondering what Just In Time and The Party’s Over has to do with the telephone? I refer you to the synopsis of Bells Are Ringing.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • CALL ME  /  Andy James  /  “Tu Amor”
  • ALL ALONE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Sassy Swings Again”
  • YOU DON’T CALL ME  /  Simone Kopmajer  /  “My Favorite Songs”
  • JELLY, JELLY  /  Billy Eckstine & Count Basie  /  “Count Basie & Friends 100th Birthday Bash”
  • BLESS THE TELEPHONE  /  Nicky Schrire  /  “Space & Time”
  • HELLO, MA  BABY  /  Julian Yeo  /  “1923”
  • I’M CHECKING OUT GOOMBYE  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Strictly Romancin”
  • SATIN DOLL  /  Phish  /  “Live Phish”
  • THE TELEPHONE SONG  /  Gemma Sherry  /  “Music To Dream To”
  • HALLELUJAH I LOVE HER SO  /  Ray Charles  /  “Live At l’Olympia”
  • TEA FOR TWO  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Freda Payne & Kurt Elling  /  “Let There Be Love”
  • A PHONE CALL TO THE PAST  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “From Broken Hearts To The Blue Skies”
  • CHANGE PARTNERS  /  Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim  /  “Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings”
  • JUST IN TIME  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At The Village Gate”
  • BASEBALL  /  Bob Newhart  /  “Off The Record”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • IT’S ALWAYS 4 A.M.  /  Judy Roberts  /  “The Other World”
  • THESE FOOLISH THINGS  /  Aaron Neville  /  “The Grand Tour”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • I AIN’T GOT NOTHING BUT THE BLUES  /  Kenny Washington  /  “What’s The Hurry”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Just One Of Those Things”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HOLIDAYS I MISSED” (9.18.21)

20 Sep

Do you know how many holidays I missed during my show’s two-month summer hiatus? You probably don’t because you have real lives and don’t spend your week desperately trying to think of some kind of ironic new musical theme.  But this week I told the audience to forget their night caps and put on their party hats while I celebrated Holidays That I Missed. (By the way: all of these holidays are real.)

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

  • (Aug. 24 – Amelia Earhart Day)  /  COME FLY WITH ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love”
  • (July 10 – Teddy Bear Picnic Day)  /  THE TEDDY BEARS’ PICNIC  /  Bing Crosby  /  “Musical Moments To Remember”
  • (Aug 10 – National Lazy Day)  /  LAZY AFTERNOON  /  Joyce Lyons  /  “Sooner Or Later”
  • (July 29 – National Rain Day)  /  INTO EACH LIFE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • (Aug 1 – National Friends Day)  /  YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • (July 21 – National Junk Food Day)  /  HUNGRY MAN  /  Mark Winkler  /  “West Coast Cool”
  • (Aug 16 – National Chant At The Moon Day)  /  MOON RAY  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Dream”
  • (Aug 12- National Middle Child Day)  /  NUAGES  /  Anat Cohen  /  “Django Festival All Stars 2012”
  • (July 11 – Cheer Up The Lonely Day)  /  SMILE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  George Benson  /  “Inspiration: A Tribute Nat King Cole”
  • (Aug 27 – National Just Because Day)  /  I DOUBLE DARE YOU  /  Terry Waldo & Tatiana Eve-Marie  /  “I Double Dare You”
  • (Aug 16 – National Airborne Day)  /  DOWN HERE ON THE GROUND  /  Mark Murphy  /  “The Dream”
  • (Aug 8 – National Cat Day)  /  THE ALLEY CAT SONG  /  Gemma Sherry  /  “Let’s Get Serious”
  • (July 26 – All or Nothing Day)  /  ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL  /  Jack Jones  /  “Seriously Frank”
  • (July 27 – National Scotch Day)  /  SCOTCH AND SODA  /  Amanda Carr  /  “Carr Toons”
  • (Aug 15 – National Relax Day)  /  RELAX  /  Cormac Kenevy  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • (July 7 – National Tell The Truth Day)  /  THE MOMENT OF TRUTH  /  Marion Montgomery  /  “Lovin’ Is Livin”
  • (Aug 12 – National Vinyl Day)  /  NAIMA  /  Charles Lloyd  /  “Autumn In New York”
  • (Aug 4 – National Single Working Woman’s Day)  /  SWEETHEART  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Great City”
  • (August 20 – National Radio Day)  /  BABY’S REQUEST  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • (Aug 13 – National Blame Someone Else Day)  /  DON’T BLAME ME  /  Stephanie Nakasian  /  “Show Me The Way To Get Out Of This World”
  • (Aug 3 – Tony Bennett’s Birthday)  /  I GOT LOST IN HER ARMS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • (Sept. 3 Global Whistling Competition)  /  ANYONE CAN WHISTLE  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Something Good”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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