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PLAYLIST FOR “NO ANSWERS, ONLY QUESTIONS!” (3.5.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

6 Mar

I thought we could all use a two-hour break from the endless diarrhetic diatribes of easy answers and dichotomous thinking. Not all questions can be answered in a beat-the-buzzer 90-seconds. In fact, some of the swinging questions I played took more than five minutes just to ask. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or album Title

  • WHY DO PEOPLE FALL IN LOVE?  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • HOW AM I TO KNOW?  /  Diane Marino  /  “Loads Of Love”
  • GEE BABY, AIN’T I GOOD TO YOU?  /  King Powell  /  “King Powell”
  • HOW’D YOU LIKE TO LOVE ME?  /  Hetty Kate  /  “Gordon Webster Meets Hetty Kate”
  • WHO KNOWS ALL THE ANSWERS?  /  Blossom Dearie  / “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • CAN’T WE BE FRIENDS?  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Twentysomething”
  • AREN’T YOU GLAD YOU’RE YOU?  /  Meredith d’Ambrosio  /  “Another Time”
  • WHAT’CHA GONNA DO WHEN THERE AIN’T NO SWING?  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Strictly Romancin”
  • HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN?  /  Chet Baker  /  “The Legacy”
  • SMOKE RINGS  /  Sarah King  /  “Sarah King & The Smoke Rings”
  • WHERE DO YOU START?  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Alan Bergman  /  “Lyrically, Alan Bergman”
  • MY IDEAL  /  Wendy Moten  /  “Timeless”
  • WHO CAN I TURN TO?  /  Van Morrison  / “How Long Has This Been Going On?”
  • MEAN TO ME  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson”
  • DAT DERE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Double Rainbow”
  • WHERE ARE YOU GOING?  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Where Are You Going?”
  • ALL OF ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Concepts”
  • WAS IT SOMETHING I SAID?  /  Lily Frost  /  “Too Hot For Words”
  • ALFIE  /  Buddy Rich  /  “Mercy, Mercy”
  • ALFIE  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Hollywood-My Way”
  • WILL YOU STILL BE MINE?  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Gwyneth Paltrow  /  “Infamous” (Soundtrack)
  • SHALL WE DANCE?  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • HOW ARE THINGS IN GLOCCA MORRA?  /  Bobby Scott   /  “I Love Jazz”
  • DO YOU MISS NEW YORK?  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Do You Miss New York?”
  • WHY WAS I BORN?  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Ballads”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  / Cody Owen Stine

Here’s another question for you: when’s the last time you listened to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange? How about right now? Click the link below!

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PLAYLIST FOR “NEW BEGINNINGS” (5.2.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

2 May

What does New Beginnings mean to you? All this week on WMNR Fine Arts Radio, broadcasters will be answering that question musically. Here are my answers with a lot of help from some wonderful singers. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG  /  Lilly Thornton  /  “Invitation” 
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • LET’S BEGIN  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “The Complete Jerome Kern Songbooks”   
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Accentuate The Positive” 
  • BY MYSELF  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “The Great American Songbook”  
  • I JUST WANT ALL OF MY STUFF  /  Chaise Lounge /  “Dot-Dot-Dot”  
  •  HAVEN’T WE MET  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Bottom Line Archive Series”
  • EIGHT, NINE, AND TEN  /  Hetty Kate & Gordon Webster  /  “Gordon Webster Meets Hetty Kate”
  • NEW SUN IN THE SKY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jonathan Schwartz  /  “Jonathan Schwartz Sings Arthur Schwartz”
  • HERE I GO AGAIN  /  Marlene Ver Planck  /  “I Like To Sing”  
  • THE BEST IS YET TO COME  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “It Might As Well Be Swing” 
  • DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD  /  Lillie Kae  /  “I’m Glad There Is You”  
  • HURRY, IT’S LOVELY UP HERE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington  /  “Ella At Duke’s Place”  
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Don’t forget: Mother’s Day is coming. You could binge-listen to the Turntable For One podcasts on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. Can you think of a better way to spend this special day with that special Mom? You can? Fine. Would you at least consider it? Put it on a list, okay? Don’t worry – I’ll remind you. Just click the link below. 

http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one

PLAYLIST FOR “PHOBIA NIGHT” (11.15.14)

15 Nov

Did you miss this week’s show? Hope you don’t suffer from Catagelophobia, the fear of being ridiculed or Enissohobia, the fear of being criticized because you’re in for a rough week. Want to avoid all the embarrassment and harassment? Be there promptly for next Saturday night’s show!

PLAYLIST FOR “PHOBIA NIGHT”

Phobia  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • Agoraphobia (Fear Of Crowded Public Places)  /  LET’S EAT HOME  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Still On The Road”
  • Agyrophobia (Fear Of Crossing Streets)  /  ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • Aerophobia (Fear Of Flying)  /  DESTINATION MOON  /  Dinah Washington  /  “Dinah ‘62
  • Chorophobia (Fear of Dancing)  /  I WON’T DANCE  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • Arachnophobia (Fear Of Spiders)  THE SPIDER AND THE FLY  /  Maud Hixson  /  “Don’t Let A Good Thing Get Away”
  • Isolophobia (Fear of Being Alone)  /  DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • Elurophobia (Fear Of Cats)  MEMORY  /  Betty Buckley  /  “Cats – Cast Album”
  • Philophobia (Fear of Love)  /  I DON’T WANT TO BE IN LOVE  /  Allegra Levy  /  “Lonely City”
  • Cnidophobia (Fear Of Insect Stings)  /  ROXANNE  /  (Mystery Phobia)  /  Sting & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  /  “Symphonicities”
  • Lilapsophobia (Fear of Tornadoes and Hurricanes)  /  DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD  /  Lillie Kae  /  “I’m Glad There Is You”
  • Gerontophobia (Fear of Growing Old)  /  WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Thank You For Everything”
  • Telephonophobia (Fear of Telephones)  /  BUSY SIGNAL  /  Hetty Kate & Gordon Webster  /  “Gordon Webster Meets Hetty Kate”
  • Octiphobia (Fear of the Night)  /  I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington  /  “Ella At Duke’s Place”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  “Unreleased Master”

 Don’t forget: you can always listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange, although it would hurt if you finished reading this first. 

http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one

PLAYLIST FOR “SLACKER WEEK” (5.17.14)

17 May

Singers are always singing about picking yourself up and never giving up and keeping your eyes on the prize. Anyone sick of it? Just me? Ok, but it’s my show and I can play what I want. And this week I wanted to pay musical tribute to the slackers of the world. They may not make much of a contribution, but they make our small achievements look better.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LAZY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook” 
  • NICE AND EASY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice And Easy”
  • LAZY AFTERNOON  /  Shirley Horn  /  “A Lazy Afternoon”
  • HAVE A GOOD TIME  /  Paul Simon  /  “Still Crazy After All These Years”
  • AIN’T DOIN’ BAD DOIN’ NOTHING  /  Barbara Lusch  /  “Barbara Lusch” 
  • CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’  /  Emy Tseng  /  “Sonho”
  • BIDIN’ MY TIME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Wilford Brimley  /  “Wilford Brimley with the Jeff Hamilton Trio”
  • WHY DON’T YOU DO RIGHT  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • TV BLUES  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • SHOO FLY PIE & APPLE PAN DOWDY  /  Hetty Kate & Gordon Webster  /  “Gordon Webster Meets Hetty Kate”
  • ONE MINUTE MORE   /  The Idea of North  /  “Extraordinary Tale”
  • TOO DARN HOT  /  Sara Gazarek  /  “Live At The Jazz Bakery”
  • DANG ME  /  Kellye Gray  /  “And They Call Us Cowboys”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

 

 

 

PLAYLIST FOR “INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY” (4.26.14)

26 Apr

International Jazz Day is April 30th, but I couldn’t wait. Here’s a sampling of some wonderful jazz singers from around the world. Check out Jazz Day events at Jazzday.com. There must be something going on near you, so be sure to support this music we love.

It’s also almost Toots Thielemans’ 92nd birthday. He decided recently to retire, so I especially wanted to celebrate his birthday, his long career, and his music which always came straight from his heart into his harmonica. Thanks, Toots!

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

 

  • WHAT A LITTLE MOONLIGHT CAN DO  /  Chicago Jazz Orchestra/Cyrille Aimee  /  “Burstin’ Out”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Toots Thielemans/ Jamie Cullum  /  “One More For The Road”
  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Rigmor Gustaffson  /  “New York Life”
  • LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE  /  Paulinho Garcia  /  “Beautiful Love”
  • HELLO SONG  /  The Real Group  /  “Live in Japan”
  • DARN THAT DREAM  /  Michel Petrucciani  /  “Darn That Dream”
  • EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Brigitte Bardot  /  “The Rarity Collection”
  • EASY TO LOVE  /  Anne Ducros  /  “Urban Tribe”
  • THIS TIME THE DREAM’S ON ME  /  Toots Thielemans/ Till Bronner  /  “One More For The Road”
  • HOW’D YA LIKE TO LOVE ME  /  Hetty Kate/Gordon Webster  /  “Gordon Webster Meets Hetty Kate”
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy and The Metropole Orch.  /  “The Dream”
  • I WONDER WHAT BECAME OF ME  /  Toots Thielemans/ Trijntje Oosterhuis  /  “One More For The Road”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)