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PLAYLIST FOR “THE BIG QUESTIONS OF LIFE” (9.10.22)

11 Sep

I usually give my email during the show and when I get email, it’s usually people asking questions. Some of the questions….well…”Dear Turntable For One – How Deep is The Ocean? Why don’t you jump in and report back.” You’ll be happy to know that person had his radio taken away from him. Think twice about messing with a radio host. But most of questions I get are important questions because people want me to give them important answers. You gotta be kidding!  This week I told the audience I vouchsafe, promise and swear no answers at all. It was my turn to ask the big questions of Life! 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WHY DO PEOPLE FALL IN LOVE?  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art of Excellence”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE?  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Sunset In The Blue”
  • HOW ABOUT YOU?  /  Joe Pesci  /  “Pesci….Still Singing”
  • GUESS WHO I SAW TODAY?  /  Nancy Wilson  /   “The Nancy Wilson Show”
  • AT LONG LAST LOVE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  Sinatra & Swinging Brass”
  • HOW AM I TO KNOW?   /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON?  /  Ray Charles  /  “True Genius”
  • WHY WAS I BORN?  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Ballads”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?  ./  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Sting w/ Chris Botti  /  “To Love Again”
  • WHAT DID I FORGET  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “Hearts & Minds”
  • WHAT IS THERE TO SAY?  /  Sonny Rollins  /  “Sound Of Sonny”
  • WHAT’LL I DO?  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “The Songbook Collection”
  • BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME  /  George Michael  /  “Pavortti & Friends For Cambodia”
  • DAT DERE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • WHAT DID I HAVE THAT I DON’T HAVE NOW?  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Great Songs From Stage & Screen”
  • HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN  /  Chet Baker  /  “The Legacy”
  • WHO WILL BUY?  /  Aaron Neville  /  “Nature Boy: The Standards Album”
  • WHY CAN’T I?  /  Judy Garland  /  “Judy Takes Broadway!”
  • TULIP OR TUNIP?  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • BROTHER WHERE ATE YOU?  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Mr. Brown Goes To Washington”
  • WHERE DO YOU GO?  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson  /   “Two’s Company”
  • WHAT’S NEW?  Karrin Allyson  /  “Ballads”
  • DID I EVER REALLY LIVE?  /  Joe Williams  /  “One More For My Baby”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY AND MORE!” (4.30.22)

1 May

Saturday afternoon, I guest-hosted American Jukebox, rock hits of the 50s, 60s, and 70s and played music to celebrate International Dance Day and pop stars who have also sung from the Great American Songbook. So for Saturday night’s show, just to be different, I chose the themes of International Dance Day and pop stars singing from the Great American Songbook and I also tossed in a few jazz singers singing classic pop tunes. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • COME DANCE WITH ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Come Dance With Me”
  • SHALL WE DANCE  /  Lucy Dixon  /   “Lulu’s Back in Town”
  • SHALL WE DANCE?  /  Norma Winstone  /   “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • THE BEST THINGS HAPPEN WHILE YOU’RE DANCING  /  Kurt Elling  /   “This Time It’s Love!”
  • I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /   “Ella Sings Broadway”
  • CHANGE PARTNERS  /  Ian Shaw  /   “The Echo Of A Song”
  • THE MUSIC THAT MAKES ME DANCE  /  Shirley Horn  /   “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • LAST DANCE/DANCING IN THE DARK  /  Tierney Sutton  /   “Dancing In The Dark”
  • I WON’T DANCE  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /   “Cheek To Cheek”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Sting & Herbie Hancock  /   “My Funny Valentine”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Linda Ronstadt  /   “For Sentimental Reasons”
  • WE THREE  /  Paul McCartney  /   “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • SINCE I FELL FOR YOU  /  Gladys Knight  /   “Before Me”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  George Michael  /   “Symphonica”
  • EMBRACEABLE YOU  /  Laura Nyro  /   “Angel In The Dark”
  • THAT OLD FEELING  /  Bob Dylan  /   “Triplicate”
  • I GOT IT BAD AND THAT AIN’T GOOD  /  Carly Simon  /   “Torch”
  • DON’T TAKE YOUR LOVE FROM ME  /  Frankie Valli  /   “A Touch Of Jazz”
  • CALIFORNIA DREAMING  /  Diana Krall  /   “Wallflower”
  • THE TEARS OF A CLOWN  /  Kevin Mahogany  /   “Pride & Joy”
  • IF IT’S MAGIC  /  Artemis w/ Cecile McLorin Salvant  /   “Artemis”
  • BLACKBIRD  /  Kenny Rankin  /   “Haven’t We Met?”
  • HONEY PIE  /  Tuck & Patti  /   “Love Warriors”
  • EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD  /  Kari Kirkland  /   “Wild Is The Wind”
  • LANDSLIDE  /  Stacey Kent  /   “Songs From Other Places”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE ADVERB” (4.10.21)

11 Apr

Intelligently, flawlessly, compassionately, thrillingly, unbelievably – these are just a few of the words no one has ever used in describing how I put this show together. Why? Well, I’m going to tell myself that it’s because people just don’t know how to use adverbs. So clearly it’s time for another lesson in Making Grammar Great Again. That’s why I presented proudly, defiantly, fearlessly, and oh so timely, a musical tribute to Adverbs this week.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LOVE YOU MADLY  /  Ethel Ennis  /  “Love You Madly”
  • SLOWLY  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT  /  Kari Kirkland  /  “Wild Is The Wind”
  •  JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “True Love”
  • IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT  /  Ashley Pezzotti  /  “We’ve Only Just Begun”
  • NEVERTHELESS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  Nice ‘N Easy”
  • NEVER LET ME GO  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Never Let Me Go”
  • MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME  /  George Michael  /  “Symphonica”
  • YOU BETTER GO NOW  /  Etta Jones  /  “A Soulful Sunday Live At The Leftbank”
  • WE AIN’T GOIN’ NOWHERE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Merv Griffin & Rita Farrell  /  “The Essential Merv Griffin”
  • LOVER COME BACK TO ME  /  Jack Brandfield  /  “I’ll Never Be The Same”
  • TENDERLY  /  Jose James  /  “Yesterday I Had The Blues”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Kelly Green  /  “Life Rearranged”
  • DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Live In Torino-Italy”
  • YOU’VE GOT TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT  /  Veronica Swift  /  “This Bitter Earth”
  • SOMETIME WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy & Metropole Orchestra  /  “The Dream”
  • ‘DEED I DO  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • THEN I’LL BE TIRED OF YOU  /  The Hi-Los  /  “Harmony In Jazz”
  • QUIETLY THERE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • QUIET NOW  /  Bill Evans Trio /  “Turn Out The Stars”
  • ONLY TRUST YOUR HEART  /  Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz  /  “Getz Au-Go-Go”
  • TOO LATE NOW  /  Roberta Gambarini  /  “Easy To Love”
  • WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MEMORY PROBLEMS” (9.29.20)

27 Sep

In the past I’ve done shows on “whistling” and “dancing.” Why did I choose those themes? Because those are two things I’ve never been able to do. In my life! I also can’t roll my tongue but, come on – if you can get two hours of songs out of that theme, you should be doing my show. In picking themes, I gotta go with what I know. So Memory Problems, songs about remembering and forgetting, was an obvious choice. I finished the show with a poem/prayer sung in Hebrew by Sophie Milman. I couldn’t let RBG’s passing go without some kind of celebration.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • I’LL REMEMBER APRIL  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Dreams”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  George Michael  /  “Songs From The Last Century”
  • REMEMBER  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • STARDUST  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Rarities, Outtakes, & Other Delights”
  • WHAT DID I FORGET?  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “Hearts & Minds”
  • FORGETFUL  /  Chet Baker  /  Embraceable You”
  • THANKS FOR THE MEMORY  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamsville”
  • THESE FOOLISH THINGS  /  Nat King Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • GET HAPPY  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • TRY TO REMEMBER /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ed McMahon  /  “And Me…I’m Ed McMahon”
  • MEMORIES OF YOU  /  Carol Welsman  /  “Memories Of You”
  • REMEMBERING  /  Avishai Cohen  /  “At Home”
  • SWEET KENTUCKY HAM  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Classics”
  • DID I REMEMBER  /  Emily Asher  /  “Emily Asher’s Garden Party”
  • MEMORY IN BLACK AND WHITE  /  Nikki Lorenzo & Sasha’s Bloc  /  “Club Rendezvous”
  • THE WAY WE WERE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Boston Concert 1976”
  • YOU WON’T FORGET ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • I REMEMBER CLIFFORD  /  Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “Still Live”
  • REMEMBERING TO BREATHE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Dooji Wooji”
  • EASY TO REMEMBER  /  Ian Shaw  /  “The Echo Of A Song”
  • ELI, ELI  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Make Someone Happy”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “IN THE PRESENT PERFECT – A MUSICAL TRIBUTE” (9.19.20)

20 Sep

Who wants to take a quiz? Of course you do! It’s a grammar quiz – and of course you don’t. Too bad; here it is: Present Perfect. I know – there’s nothing perfect about the present. I meant Present Perfect Tense. I know – could things get any more tense? You’re still not with me. The Present Perfect Tense describes something that began in the past and is still happening – like this interminable introduction. Present Perfect tense is formed by the word have or has followed by the past participle of a verb. For instance this introduction has shaken my trust in humanity. Which is a bit extreme, don’t you think? A better example would be all of the song titles in my playlist. Yes, it was another one of my self-indulgent and utterly futile attempts to Make Grammar Great Again (MGGA!) with a Musical Tribute to the Present Perfect Tense.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WE’VE JUST BEGUN  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “We’ve Just Begun”
  • HAVE YOU MET MISS JONES?  /  Tony Bennett & Stan Getz  /  “Jazz”
  • I’VE GOT A LOT OF LIVING TO DO  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live At Rosy’s”
  • I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Standing Room Only”
  • I HAVE THE FEELING I’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Two For The Road”
  • I HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE  /  Lorraine Craig & National Youth Jazz Orch.  /  “Shades of Blue & Green”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Erroll Garner  /  “Night Concert”
  • I AIN’T GOT NOTHIN’ BUT THE BLUES  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • I’VE GOT A CRUSH ON YOU  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At Zardi’s”
  • AFTER YOU’VE GONE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Phil Collins  /  “50 Years In Music”
  • I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER  /  Lea DeLaria  /  “Play It Cool”
  • HAVEN’T WE MET?  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Because Of You”
  • I NEVER HAS SEEN SNOW  /  Hilary Gardner & Ehud Asherie  /  “The Late Set”
  • I’VE BEEN AROUND  /  Frank Sinatra Jr. & Tierney Sutton & Pat Williams  /  “Home Suite Home”
  • I’VE FOUND A NEW BABY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockhlm”
  • I’VE NEVER BEEN IN LOVE BEFORE  /  Lorez Alexandria  /  “Alexandria The Great”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Kenny Washington  /  “What’s The Hurry”
  • I’VE GOT NO STRINGS  /  Gina Saputo  /  “Swingin’ On A Star”
  • I MUST HAVE BEEN BLIND  /  Tim Buckley  /  “Blue Afternoon”
  • I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE  /  Brad Meldau Trio  /  “Anything Goes”
  • I HAVEN’T GOT ANYTHING BETTER TO DO  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  George Michael  /  “Symphonica”
  • I GOT IT BAD AND THAT AIN’T GOOD  /  Heather Masse & Dick Hyman  /  “Lock My Heart”
  • I HAVE DREAMED  /  Kurt Elling & Branford Marsalis  /   “The Questions”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SUCKERS AND LOSERS” (9.12.20)

13 Sep

I don’t know why I thought of this theme. Must be something in the air. So I played some of my favorite sucker/loser songs; and after half an hour, I told the audience that I’d been suckering them into thinking I was just doing another one of those ironic themes. I dedicated the rest of the show to musicians, singers, composers, and lyricist  who are/were definitely non-suckers and non-losers. Not only have they served to create, expand, and embolden the world of jazz, but also they served this country in its military forces. (I also took a moment or two to grieve the passing of Gary Peacock.)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HERE’S TO THE LOSERS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  Softly As I Leave You”
  • BOOZERS AND LOSERS  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers & Losers”
  • BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME?  /  George Michael  /  “Symphonica”
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Alejandra Martin  /  “Lush Life”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Al Hibbler & Rahsaan Roland Kirk  /  “A Meeting Of The Times”
  • I FELL FOR THAT  /  Cousin Alice  / “All In A Day”
  • BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Ian Shaw & Sue Richardson  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • I LOVE BEING HERE WITH YOU  /  TSgt Paige Martin & US Air Force Airmen Of Note  /  “Airmen Of Note Live”
  • LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL  /  Tony Bennett & B. B. King  /  “Playin’ With My Friends”
  • LET’S GET AWAY FROM IT ALL  /  The Dave Brubeck Quartet  /  “Angel Eyes”
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND  /  Dave Brubeck & Roberta Gambarini  /  “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  • NIGHT AND DAY  /  Willie Nelson  /  “My Way”
  • SHINY STOCKINGS  /  Lambert, Hendricks, & Bavan  /  “At Basin Street East”
  • LI’L DARLIN’  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • LET’S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE  /  (Mystery Military Veteran)  /  Bea Arthur  /  “Bea Arthur On Broadway”
  • TAKE THE “A” TRAIN  /  Clark Terry  /  “Clark Terry’s Big B-A-D Band”
  • MUMBLES  /  Clark Terry & Oscar Peterson  /  “Oscar Peterson Trio Plus 1”
  • VILIA  /  John Coltrane Quartet  /  “Both Directions At Once: Te Lost Album”
  • MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE  /  Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane Quartet  /  “Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane”
  • ALL MY TOMORROWS  /  Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “Whisper Not”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Daniela Schachter  /  “Vanheusenism”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “PLENTY OF MONEY AND YOU” (1.25.20)

27 Jan

This week, WMNR is holding its Winter Fundraising Drive and so in my usual subtle and surreptitious way, I offered songs with the subliminal theme of the cleansing benefits of giving your money away. My audience quickly saw through that baloney as I’m sure you have, but they also responded to my fundraising pleas with much appreciated generosity, supporting not just my show but this unusual radio station.  

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WITH PLENTY OF MONEY AND YOU  /  Tony Bennett & Count Basie  /  “Strike Up the Band”
  • HEY BIG SPENDER  /  Chaka Khan  /  “Classikahn”
  • SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN THEME  /  Randy Waldman  /  “Superheroes”
  • WE’RE IN THE MONEY  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Dedicated To Nelson”
  • MY MONEY’S LONG THIS MORNING, BABY  /  Jimmy Witherspoon & Brother Jack McDuff  /  “The Blues Is Now”
  • I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE  /  Yamit Lemoine  /  “Ain’t Misbehavin’”
  • WHY DON’T YOU DO RIGHT  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • MACK THE KNIFE (Three Penny Opera)  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Darin At The Copa”
  • CAN’T BUY ME LOVE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • I FOUND A MILLION DOLLAR BABY  /  Dizzy Gillespie  /  =“The Verve & Phillips Small Group Sessions”
  • PENNY LANE  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Silver Morning”
  • NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT  /  Nina Simone  /  “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”
  • OH THE MONEY  /  Audrey Bernstein  /  “Alright, Okay, You Win!”
  • DAVY THE FAT BOY  /  Randy Newman  /  Randy Newman Live”
  • LOADS OF LOVE  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “A Little Moonlight”
  • BROTHER, CAN YOU SPARE A DIME?  /  George Michael  /  “Symphonica”
  • LOVE FOR SALE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The Complete Ella In Berlin”
  • PENNIES FROM HEAVEN  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Sessions”
  • TEN CENTS A DANCE  /  Chris Connor  /  “Classic”
  • A DOLLAR FOR A DIME  /  Joe Williams  / “Every Night”
  • IF I HAD A DIME  /  Heather Simmons  /  “I’m Old Fashioned”
  • BUY AND SELL  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • LONG DADDY GREEN  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity is You”
  • GOD BLESS THE CHILD  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Be Good”
  • 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 “HITTING BOTTOM” (5.5.18)

6 May

I know it was wishful thinking on my part, but on Saturday’s show I celebrated finally hitting bottom. No, this wasn’t a tribute to Stormy Daniels, it was a realization that the way things are going, I may not live long enough to see us hit the actual bottom. All the songs and some of the singers know exactly what I meant.  So now, after this show, I can tell myself (or pretend) that things will start to get better. (I’m not holding my breath, because I know I really won’t live long enough that way.) 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT  / Alexis Cole  /  “A Kiss In The Dark”   
  • INTO EACH LIFE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • STOP THIS TRAIN  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story?” 
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Ray Charles  /  “The Genius Of Ray Charles”
  • ROCKS IN MY BED  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night” 
  • IT’S ALWAYS 4 AM  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life, Collected”  
  • OLD FASHIONED GAL  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”   
  • THE BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Boz Scaggs  /  “Speak Low”   (Decca Records)
  • MEET ME AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BOTTLE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “Live At Joe’s Pub”  
  • THE LIFE THAT I LEAD  /  Lou Rawls  /  “Carryin’ On”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin” 
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Miles Davis Quintet  /  “Miles Davis & John Coltrane: The Final Tour” 
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Sister Orchid” 
  • DID I EVER REALLY LIVE?  /  Joe Williams  /  “One For My Baby”   
  • BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You” 
  • EVERYBODY’S CRYIN’ MERCY  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend: Live In California”
  • DAYS LIKE THIS  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • THE END OF THE WORLD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Patty Duke  /  “Don’t Just Stand There”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Van Morrison  /  “Versatile”
  • I’M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS  /  Karrin Allyson  /  Round Midnight” 
  • LUSH LIFE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Boston Concert 1976”
  • SOPHISTICATED LADY  /  Linda Ronstadt  /  “Lush Life”
  •  NOTHING LASTS FOREVER  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In every Bar”   
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • 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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