Tag Archives: Giacomo Gates


4 Sep

I’m back! And I thought I’d open Season #7 with something we can all use as ammunition while we keep busy throwing stones at everyone else’s glass houses.  Hope I hit all of your favorites, though not as hard you hit them.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title


  • FEVER  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee”
  • DO SOMETHING  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • LET’S MISBEHAVE  /  King Powell  /  “King Powell”
  • ADDICTED TO LOVE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • LET’S MAKE LOVE  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Marilyn Monroe & Yves Montand  /  “Let’s Make Love” (Soundtrack)


  • WITH PLENTY OF MONEY Tony Bennett & Count Basie  /  “Basie/Bennett”
  • LOADS OF LOVE  /  Allegra Levy  /  “A New Face”
  • SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE  /  Joe William & Count Basie  /  “At Newport”
  • WHY DON’T YOU DO RIGHT  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares for Me”


  • YOU MAKE IT LOOK SO EASY  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “Moonshadow Dance”
  • CHANGE PARTNERS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings”                              
  • GOOD LOOKIN’  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “New York City Drag”

                                    7 DEADLY SINS POSTER CHILD

  • CONFESSION  /  Maureen McGovern  /  “Another Woman in Love”


  • FRIM FRAM SAUCE  /  Diana Krall  /  “All for You”
  • HUNGRY MAN  /  Mark Winkler  /  “West Coast Cool”
  • DON’T TOUCH MY BISCUIT  /  Kathi Walkup  /  “The Secret of the Song”


  • THE BEST THING FOR YOU  /  Mark Murphy & Sheila Jordan  /  “Songbook”
  • I’M HIP  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie 1975”
  • ME SPELLED M-E ME  /  Giacomo Gates  /  “Luminosity”


  • EVERYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU  /  Nancy Lane  /  “Let Me Love You”
  • I’D RATHER DRINK MUDDY WATER  /  Lou Rawls  /  “The Legendary Lou Rawls”
  • GOD WILL  /  Holly Cole  /  “Blame It On My Youth”


  • I’M LAZY, THAT’S ALL  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Sentimental Streak”
  • LAZY AFTERNOON  /  Shirley Horn  /  “A Lazy Afternoon”
  • AIN’T DOIN’ BAD DOIN’ NOTHING  /  Barbara Lusch  /  “Barbara Lusch”


  • SINNER MAN   /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At The Village Gate”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “POLITICALLY INCORRECT!” (3.21.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazz vocals

22 Mar

How to celebrate March as National Women’s Month? I had two choices. Choice A: Play a whole song by a male singer and then play a woman singing 77% of her song. Choice B: Demonstrate how far we’ve come by ironically playing a dozen politically incorrect songs which maybe still hit the mark musically, but certainly miss the point of the celebration by a mile. Of course, I pretended to chose B. In truth I don’t find any of these songs, except maybe the Godfrey song, to be politically incorrect, but period pieces and some favorite songs I’ve enjoyed for years. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title


  • WIVES AND LOVERS  /  Jack Jones  /  “Greatest Hits”
  • GIRL TALK  /  Giacomo Gates  /  “Fly Right”
  • I ENJOY BEING A GIRL  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Latin A la Lee”
  • TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice ‘N’ Easy”
  • MY MAN  /  Billie Holiday  /  “The Complete 1952-1957 Small Group Sessions”
  • YOU’RE NOBODY TILL SOMEBODY LOVES YOU  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “Here’s Sammy Davis Jr.”
  • TOO FAT POLKA  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Arthur Godfrey  /  “Too Fat Polka”
  • TEA FOR TWO  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summer Time”
  • I WANNA GET MARRIED  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Get Away From Me”
  • NINA NEVER KNEW  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “Our Love Is Here To Stay”
  • IT’S A MAN  /  Duchess  /  “Duchess”
  • SLEEPY TIME GAL  /  Tony Bennett  /  “A Time For Love”
  • WHAT THE USE OF WOND’RIN’  /  Daryl Sherman  /  “A Hundred Million Miracles”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Interlude”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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