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PLAYLIST FOR “COMING & GOING” (4.7.18)

9 Apr

Get the feeling these days you don’t know whether you’re coming or going? This show didn’t make things better because that what all the music was about. Not helpful? Hey – Do I look like Dr. Phil?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album title

  • SOMETHING’S COMING  /  Lilly Thornton  /  “Something’s Coming”
  • COME FLY WITH ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • COME DANCE WITH ME  /  Diana Krall  /  “From This Moment On”
  • I’M GONNA MOVE TO THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWN  /  Ray Charles  /  “United We Swing: The Best Of The JALC Galas”
  • YOU CAME A LONG WAY FROM ST. LOUIS  /  Peggy Lee & George Shearing  /  “Beauty & The Beat”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We met?”
  • COMES LOVE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • HELLO I MUST BE GOING  /  Groucho Marx  /  “Comedy Tonight: The Golden Age”
  • COME BACK TO ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • GOIN’ OUT OF MY HEAD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Pat Collins  /  “The Hip Hypnotist”
  • THE BEST IS YET TO COME  /  Delicatessen Jazz  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • GONE, GONE, GONE  /  Miles Davis  /  “Porgy & Bess”
  • GO TO HELL  /  Nina Simone  /  “Silk & Soul”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • COME RUNNIN’  /  Lena Horne  /  “Lena Horne At The Waldorf Astoria”
  • GONE WITH THE WIND  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At Zardi’s”
  • BABY WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ricky Nelson  /  “More Songs By Ricky”
  • I’M GONNA GO FISHIN’  /  Carol Welsman  /  “I Like Men”
  • DON’T GO TO STRANGERS  /  Arthur Prysock & Count Basie  /  “Arthur Prysock/Count Basie”
  • IF YOU GO AWAY  /  Inger Marie Gunderson  /  “By Myself”
  • ANYTHING GOES  /  Calabira Foti  /  “In The Still Of The Night”
  • YOU GO TO MY HEAD  /  Tony DeSare & Edward Decker  /  “One For My Baby”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • AND SO IT GOES  /  Gavin Hope  /  “For All We Know”
  • TIME TO GO  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Dreams”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “PICK TWO – A DOUBLE CELEBRATION” (2.10.18)

10 Feb

There is so much to celebrate in February: Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, Black History Month, Groundhog Day, Lincoln’s Birthday, Washington’s Birthday, my wife’s birthday. So many things and only two hours for the show. So I picked two and had the audience guess which two. Can you figure it out?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYTHING I LOVE   / Mary Stallings  /  “Live At The Village Vanguard”   
  • HEART AND SOUL  /  Joe William & George Shearing  /  “Heart & Soul”   
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Live At The Concertgebouw 1961” 
  • YOU CALL IT MADNESS  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “No Regrets”   
  • PRISONER OF LOVE  /  Marianne Solivan  /  “Prisoner Of Love”   
  • THIS CAN’T BE LOVE  /  Joe Doaks  /  “Forever Reasons”   
  • DON’T TAKE YOUR LOVE FROM ME  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Harlem On My Mind” 
  • THIS NEARLY WAS MINE  /  Jimmy Smith  /  “Livin’ It Up” 
  • LOVE MAKES THE CHANGES  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Love Makes The Changes” 
  • IT’S ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Unforgettable”   
  • WILD IS LOVE  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Wild Is Love”   
  • IT’S EASY TO REMEMBER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Maria Cole  /  “Maria Cole”   
  • L-O-V-E  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat ‘King’ Cole & Me”   
  • EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE  /  Vonzell Soloman & Postmodern Jukebox  /  (Single)   
  • I AM IN LOVE  /  Les McCann  /  “How’s Your Mother” 
  • THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS LOVE  /  Carmen McRae  /  “The Great American Songbook” 
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “You Got What It Takes” 
  • OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Shirley Horn  /  “I Thought About You” 
  • MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman ” 
  • YOU CAN’T LOVE THEM ALL  /  Loston Harris  /  “Swingfully Yours”   
  • I’M THROUGH WITH LOVE  /  Nicole Herzog  /  “Intimacy”   
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Gavin Hope  /  “For All We Know” 
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live At Rosy’s” 
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine   

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PLAYLIST FOR “MUSICAL AWAKENINGS” (4.2.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers #spring

4 Apr

This week, WMNR Fine Arts Radio is celebrating another of its Musical Theme Weeks, so for the next seven days, many of the broadcasters will be playing their interpretations of the theme, Musical Awakenings. I chose to interpret the theme in two sections, first, Wake-up Calls and next, a topic ripped from the headlines: Spring

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

Wake-Up calls

  • WAKE UP AND LIVE  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Strictly Romancin”
  • OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING  /  Ray Charles & Count Basie  /  “Ray Sings Basie Swings”
  • IT’S A GOOD DAY  /  Nicki Parrott  /  “It’s A Good Day”
  • GOOD MORNING COWBOY  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Smile”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Jamie Cullum & Laura Mvula  /  “Interlude”
  • WE’VE GOTTA PUT THE SUN BACK IN THE SKY  /  Roberta Donnay & The Prohibition Mob Band  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington  /  “Ella At Duke’s Place”
  • MAKING BREAKFAST FOR THE ONE I LOVE  /  Maria Muldaur  /  “Sweet & Low”        
  • BREAKFAST ON THE MORNING TRAM  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • COFFEE IN A CARDBOARD CUP  /  Belle Linda Halpern  /  “Cravings: Songs Of Hunger & Satisfaction”
  • DAYBREAK  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To The Ladies”
  • GOOD DAY SUNSHINE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”

Spring

  • IT’S ANYBODY’S SPRING  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • APRIL IN PARIS  /  Count Basie  /  “April in Paris”
  • THERE’LL BE ANOTHER SPRING  /  Peggy Lee & George Shearing  /  “Beauty & The Beat”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Greta Matassa  /  “The Smiling Hour”
  • WHEN THE RED RED ROBIN…  /  Molly Lyons  /  “Verses Only”
  • WHEN THE RED RED ROBIN…  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Danny Thomas  /  “An Evening With Danny Thomas”
  •  SOME OTHER SPRING  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Billie’s Best”
  • SPRING IS COMING  /  The Real Group  /  “In The Middle of Life”
  • SPRING IS HERE  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  “Mamaloshen”
  • BASEBALL  /  Sue Raney  /  “Ridin’ High”
  • IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra & Strings”
  • ANOTHER SPRING  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Meredith D’Ambrosio  /  “Another Time”
  • SPRING  /  Susie Arioli  /  “Spring”
  • SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST  /  Betty Carter  /  “Inside Betty Carter”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MISTAKES, REGRETS, AND DO-OVERS” (1.30.16) #jazz #jazzsingers #jazzradio

31 Jan

“Mistakes, Regrets, and Do-Overs” – it’s not just the title of my upcoming posthumous memoir, it’s also the music theme for the week.  If you missed the show, well, I’m sure that’s a mistake you already deeply regret, especially after glancing down the playlist of great singers and songs. Don’t fret. There’s hope. You’ll get a do-over next Saturday night at 9:00. Try to be on time so that you can be sure to get a seat. 

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I WAS A FOOL TO LET YOU GO  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Cassia DeMayo  /  “Heart, We Will Forget Him”
  • SOPHISTICATED LADY  /  Al Jarreau   /  “Soul Box”
  • THE LIES OF HANDSOME MEN  /  Kristy Baron  /  “Take This Journey”
  • DON’T’CHA GO ‘WAY MAD  /  Frank Sinatra  /  Sinatra & Swingin’ Brass”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Miles Davis  /  “Bleue”
  • MAY I COME IN  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • HE WAS TOO GOOD TO ME  /  Fay Claassen  /  “With A Song In My Heart”
  • AREN’T I CUTE?  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “It’s About Time”
  • BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • MAD ABOUT THE BOY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jessica Biel  /  “Easy Virtue – Movie Soundtrack”
  • DETOUR AHEAD  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirting With Twilight”
  • DID WE HAVE ANY FUN  /  Shepley Metcalf  /  “Something Irresistible”
  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Nat King Cole Sings George Shearing Plays”
  • NO REGRETS  /  Phoebe Snow  /  “Second Childhood”
  • GOOD GUY  /  Trisha Yearwood  /  Stormy Weather”
  • I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART  /  Joe Williams  /  “The Heart & Soul Of Joe Williams & George Shearing”
  • IT STARTED OVER AGAIN/THE SECOND TIME AROUND  /  Marlene Ver Planck  /  “The Mood I’m In”
  • I’M A FOOL TO WANT YOU  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “Quiet Now: Time & Again”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap  /  “Stardust”
  • SECOND CHANCE  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • ONE MORE CHANCE  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Rosie Sings Bing”
  • I NEVER MEANT TO HURT YOU  /  Laura Nyro  /  “The First Songs”
  • THE PEOPLE THAT YOU NEVER GET TO LOVE  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “The People that You Never Get To Love”
  •  PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Speaking of do-overs…you know you can always listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange. Click the link below. 

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And for a few additional grins, take a look at the funny new WMNR video about what the broadcasters do while the music is playing. 

https://youtu.be/ujQ4bRHbDzM

PLAYLIST FOR “THE SONG IS YOU” (11.8.14)

8 Nov

I’ve played songs that compare people to ghosts, dogs, cats, gypsies, tramps, and thieves, mysteries, and more. You know what I haven’t played? What’s that? Songs that compare people to pastrami sandwiches or garages or stucco or a slow death by viper venom? Ok, fine, you’re right. Now do you want to hear my answer? Songs that compare people to songs! If you can come up with an hour of songs comparing people to stucco, let me know, but until then, check these songs out. 

PLAYLIST FOR “THE SONG IS YOU”

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title 

  • YOU WILL BE MY MUSIC  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back)   
  • THE SONG IS YOU  /  Ed Reed  /  “The Song Is You”
  • A PRETTY GIRL IS LIKE A MELODY  /  Beegie Adair / Jaimee Paul  /  “After The Ball”  
  • I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”    
  • WHEN HE MAKES MUSIC  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Gentle Is My Love/How Glad I Am”   
  • IF YOU WERE A SONG  /  Billy Brandt  /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor” 
  • THE MUSIC THAT MAKES ME DANCE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Mimi Hines  /  “The Mimi Hines Album” 
  • IT WAS ALMOST LIKE A SONG  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”  
  • I HEAR MUSIC  /  Dakota Staton & George Shearing  /  “In The Night” 
  • YOU AND THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Pointless Nostalgia”
  • STARDUST  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “The Complete Sarah Vaughan on Mercury Vol. #3”  
  • THE SWEETEST SOUNDS  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Home”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

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PLAYLIST FOR “COMMENCEMENT SPEECHES” (6.7.14)

7 Jun

Just imagine: you’re sitting on an metal folding chair or in the stands of a stadium, the sun is beating down, and I’m delivering a litany of what I consider the truths and facts of life. That’s how you feel every week listening to the show? That’s not what I was going for. Think graduation, think the possibilities and potentials of the future, think an hour of musical advice to graduates! 

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist/  CD Or Album Title

 

  • EXPERIMENT  /  Jane Stuart  /  “Don’t Look Back”
  • PICK YOUrSELF UP  /  Nat Cole/George Shearing  /  “Nat Cole Sings/George Shearing Plays”
  • OUR TIME  /  Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway  /  “Sibling Revelry”
  • EVERYBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “My Kind Of Broadway”
  • EVERYBODY SAYS DON’T  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Sings Sondheim”
  • LISTEN HERE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Classics”
  • THROW IT AWAY  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Stockholm Sweetnin’”
  • THIS FUNNY WORLD  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Complete Improv Sessions”
  • AS TIME GOES BY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Dirk Bogarde  /  “Lyrics For Lovers”
  • I HOPE YOU DANCE  /  Deborah Lippmann  /  “Nightingale”
  • YOU MIGHT AS WELL LIVE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Mark Winkler Sings Bobby Troup”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings Comden & Green”
  • WHEN I’M GONE  /  Phil Ochs  /  “There But For Fortune”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

PLAYLIST FOR “HEARTS AND FLOWERS” (2.15.14)

15 Feb

For all of you who spent Valentine’s Day holding a snow shovel or a snowblower instead of the softer, warmer body of your choice, I played an hour of “Hearts And Flowers” songs, hoping to salvage that loving feeling, or at least hoping that any kind of feeling has returned to your fingers and toes by now. What a winter!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist’s Name  /  CD Or Album Title

  • AMERICAN BEAUTY ROSE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • VIOLETS FOR MY FURS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • SLEEP MY HEART  /  Joe Williams/George Shearing  /  “The Heart & Soul Of Joe Williams & George Shearing”
  • I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART  /  Lena Horne  /  “Give The Love Around”
  • TULIP OR TURNIP  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • A FLOWER IS A LOVESOME THING  /  Ella Fitzgerald/Duke Ellington  /  “Ella’s Finest Hour”
  • I LOVE THE WAY YOU’RE BREAKING MY HEART  /  Nicki Parrott  /  “The Best Of Venus Volume 1”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  The Swingle Singers  /  “Mood Swings”
  • MISTY ROSES  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Sonny Bono  /  “Inner Views”
  • MISTY ROSES  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • BE CAREFUL IT’S MY HEART  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • 24 HOURS A DAY  /  Diana Panton  /  “Red”
  • LOLLIPOPS AND ROSES  /  Jack Jones  /  “Love Ballad”
  • A WISH  /  Fred Hersch/Norma Winstone  /  “Songs And Lullabies”
  • PARS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)