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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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PLAYLIST FOR “I HEAR DEAD PEOPLE” (1/21/17)

23 Jan

I paid tribute to some of the singers, musicians, arrangers, composers (and even a music producer) who died in 2016.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • YOUR MIND IS ON VACATION  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Best of Mose Allison”
  • SOOTHE ME  /  Toots Thielemans w/ Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • SEULE CE SOIR  /  Leo Marjane  /  “Essentiel”
  • LIVING WITHOUT YOU  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • LOVE THEME FROM SPARTACUS  /  Bill Evan w/ Jeremy Steig  /  “What’s New”
  • TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY  /  Bobby Vee  /  “The Legendary Masters”        
  • OH, WHAT A NIGHT  /  Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons  /  “The Very Best Of Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons”
  • CHAPEL OF LOVE  /  Dixie Cups  /   Chapel Of Love”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  George Michael  /  “Songs From The Last Century”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Johnny Mathis  /   The Essential Johnny Mathis”
  • VEM KAN SEGLA FORUTAN VIND  /  The Real Group w/ Toots Thielemans  /  “One For All”
  • MATZOH BALLS  /  Slim Gaillard  /  “Slim Gaillard Remastered”
  • DELICATESSEN  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • OSCAR BRAND INTERVIEWS DYLAN 
  • YOU GOTTA BELIEVE  /  Dan Hicks  /  “Strike It Rich”
  • WHEN YOU ARE NEAR  /  Bobby Hutcherson  /  “Happenings”
  • THEME FROM THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS  /  (Mystery Dead Vocalist)  /  Patty Duke  /  “Patty Duke Sings Songs From Valley Of The Dolls”
  • OSCAR MAYER WEINER SONG  / 
  • HOW INSENSITIVE  /  Frank Sinatra/Tom Jobim  /  “Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings”
  • I WAS A FOOL TO LET YOU GO  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • STORMY WEATHER  /  Kay Starr  /  “Kay Starr”
  • I’M OLD FASHIONED  /  Julius LaRosa  /  “Julius LaRosa”
  • THE PREACHER  /  Horace Silver  /  “The Best Of Horace Silver”
  • BIRD ON A WIRE  /  Leonard Cohen  /  “Live Songs”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “DEMENTIA REDUX” AND “IT’S ABOUT TIME” (3.12.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

13 Mar

Everything was clicking along with great songs, great singers, and a very current and topical theme – Dementia – when I seemed to remember suddenly (and conveniently) that I had done this very same theme three weeks ago. I thought it was the perfect example of “form is content.” I also thought someone in the audience might call me out on this “mistake,” but I guess either the audience is just too kind and considerate to criticize me or dementia is more of a problem than I thought. So I quickly switched gears and since it was Daylight Saving Time “Spring Ahead” night, I played an hour of songs about Time

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

DEMENTIA REDUX

  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Kristin Berardi  /  “Where Or When”
  • PURE IMAGINATION  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Here, There, And Everywhere!”
  • WHY CAN’T I FORGET?  /  Maureen McGovern  /  “State of The Heart”
  • GOIN’ OUT OF MY HEAD  /  Sergio Mendes  /  “Sergio Mendes & Brazil ’66 Greatest Hits”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • YESTERDAYS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “My Kind Of Broadway”
  • MEMORIES OF YOU  /Frank Sinatra  /  “Ultimate Sinatra”
  • WHEN I’M 64  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  George Michael  /  “Symphonica”
  • REMEMBER  /  Anita O’Day  /  “Tav’lin’ Light”   
  • WHERE ARE YOU?  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Bill Henderson With The Oscar Peterson Trio”
  • AS LONG AS I LIVE  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • I HAVE THE FEELING I’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Two For The Road”

ITS ABOUT TIME

  • MOONLIGHT SAVING TIME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summer Time”
  • TIME ON MY HANDS  /  Ahmad Jamal  /  “Cross Country Tour”                                    
  • FIVE MINUTES MORE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TIME IT WAS  /  Shirley Horn  /  “But Beautiful: The Best Of Shirley Horn”
  • TIME AFTER TIME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Perfectly Frank”
  • IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT  /  Lena Seikaly  /  “Written In The Stars”
  • IN A NEW YORK MINUTE  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • COFFEE TIME  /  Carmen McRae & Andre Previn  /  “Masters Of Swing”
  • I’M GETTING OLD BEFORE MY TIME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Glenn Frey  /  “After Hours”
  • 3 O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING  /  Beegie Adair & Jaimee Paul  /  “Vintage Jazz”
  •  NINE O’CLOCK  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • WHO KNOWS WHERE THE TIME GOES  /  Renee Fleming  /  “Christmas In New York”
  • TIME YOU OLD GYPSY MAN  /  Julius LaRosa  /  “It’s A Wrap”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (THEME MUSIC)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO DEMENTIA” (2.20.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

21 Feb

I wanted to say something thoughtful and heartfelt about dementia…I wonder what it was. Maybe it’ll come to me before you finish reading this playlist of the unforgettable songs and singers I played this week. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • WHERE ARE MY KEYS?  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Language”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  George Michael  /  “Symphonica”
  • EVERYBODY’S TALKIN’ AT ME  /  Donna Lewis  /  “Brand New Day”
  • GOIN’ OUT OF MY HEAD  /  Les McCann  /  “How’s Your Mother”
  • LOSING MY MIND  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Sings Sondheim”
  • WHEN I’M 64  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “John Pizzarelli Meets The Beatles”
  • FORGETFUL  /  Susie Arioli  /  “All The Way”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Professional Dreamer”
  • BIRTHDAY SONG (GENERIC)  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “Moonshadow Dance”
  • HOW ABOUT YOU  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Love Swings”
  • WAITER, THE CHECK  /  Nicki Leighton-Thomas  /  “Forbidden Games”
  • PURE IMAGINATION  /  Sue Raney  /  “Ridin’ High”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Peter Sellers  /  “A Celebration Of Peter Sellers”
  • YESTERDAYS  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “A Fine Romance”
  • MY ECHO MY SHADOW AND ME  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • TALKING TO MYSELF  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Remembering You”
  • SHOW ME THE WAY TO GET OUT OF THIS WORLD  /  Mary Foster Conklin  /  “Blues For Breakfast”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • 11:60 PM  /  Hetty Kate & The Irwell Street String Band  /  =“11:60 PM”
  • MEMORIES OF YOU  /  Modern Jazz Quartet  /  “MJQ & Friends: A Celebration”
  • TRY TO REMEMBER  /  Morgana King  /  “A Taste Of Honey”
  • REMEMBER  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The Very Best Of The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • I REMEMBER SKY/  Dianne Reeves/  “I Remember”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  Lissy Walker  /  “Life Is Sweet”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT” (9.21.13)

21 Sep

An hour of people who make records — and have records, police records, that is.  I could have gone on for another hour, but, lucky you, you got time off for good behavior.  

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • WHAT A LITTLE MOONLIGHT CAN DO  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Billie’s Best”
  • WE THREE (MY ECHO, MY SHADOW, AND ME)  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • KEEPIN’ OUT OF MISCHIEF NOW  /  Dinah Washington  /  Dinah Sings Fats Waller”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “Only You”
  • FEVER  /  Ray Charles/Natalie Cole  /  “Genius Loves Company”
  • PLEASE BE KIND  /  Frank Sinatra/Count Basie  /  “Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First”
  • NIGHTS AT THE TURNTABLE  /  Gerry Mulligan/ Chet Baker  /  “The Best Of The Gerry Mulligan Quartet
  • SECRET LOVE  /  George Michael  /  “Songs From The Last Century”
  • GIRL FROM IPANEMA  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Amy Winehouse  /  “Lioness: Hidden Treasures”
  • JUST IN TIME  /  Anita O’Day & Cal Tjader  /  “Time For Two”
  • IT’S MAGIC  /  James Brown  /  “Soul On Top”
  • THERE’S A LULL IN MY LIFE  /  Ella Fitzgerald w/ Stan Getz  /  “Like Someone In Love”
  • AIN’T MISBEHAVIN ’  /  Willie Nelson  /  “American Classic”
  • TRAV’LIN’ LIGHT  /  Queen Latifah  /  “Trav’lin’ Light”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)