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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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PLAYLIST FOR “YOU BE THE JUDGE” (12.2.17)

5 Dec

Well, I’m finally back from being under the weather…I guess that means that now I’m over the weather. Last Saturday night, I let the audience play producer in the privacy of their own homes. I played two versions of the same song and listeners could decide for themselves which was the better singer, or interpretation, or arrangement. Luckily for me, no one got so good at the process that they asked to take over my time slot. Phew. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THAT FACE  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • THAT FACE  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries + Champagne”
  • MISTY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “By Popular Demand: Ella Fitzgerald”
  • MISTY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella With The London Symphony Orchestra”
  • MONA LISA  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat “King” Cole And Me”
  • MONA LISA  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  George Benson  /  “Inspiration”
  • LEOPARD-SKIN PILL-BOX HAT  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Blonde On Blonde”
  • LEOPARD-SKIN PILL-BOX HAT  /  Janet Planet  /  “Just Like A Woman: The Music of Bob Dylan”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Best Of Tony Bennett”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • RAINBOW CONNECTION  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • LOOK TO THE RAINBOW  /  Luciana Souza  /  “Centennial: Newly Discovered Works Of Gil Evans”
  • AT LONG LAST LOVE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”
  • AT LONG LAST LOVE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra & Swinging Brass”
  • FINGERS  /  Dave Bennett  /  “Blood Moon”
  • CLOUDBURST/GETTING MARRIED TODAY  /  Jessica Molasky & John Pizzarelli  /  “Make Believe”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live In Japan Vol. 2”
  •  I REMEMBER YOU  /  Jazzmeia Horn  /  “Social Call”
  • BILLY’S BLUES  /  Laura Nyro  /  “First Song”
  • BILLY’S BLUES  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  Stacey Kent  /  “I Know I Dream”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • I REMEMBER CLIFFORD  /  Helen Merrill  /  “Love In Song”
  • I REMEMBER CLIFFORD  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Still Live”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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