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PLAYLIST FOR “THE MORE THE MERRIER” (2.18.23)

20 Feb

Usually I play 20-24 different singers, musicians, Mystery Vocalists each week. This week I challenged myself to play more. My goal was 57 different artists. Originally, my plan was play something by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, say Good Night, and go home. But because the choir threatened to sue me if I even mentioned their name on my show – probably for elder abuse – I had to come up with a different solution. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I’M CONFESSING THAT I LOVE YOU  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • PEEL ME A GRAPE  /  Blossom Dearie & Lyle Lovett
  • THE BEST THINGS HAPPEN WHEN YOU’RE DANCING  /  Kurt Elling  /  “This Time It’s Love”
  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  The Royal Boosters  /  “Party Of Four”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Jamie Cullum & Laura Mvula  /  “Interlude”
  • GET HAPPY/HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN  /  Judy Garland & Barbra Streisand  /  “Duets”
  • LOVE WITHOUT MONEY  /  Joe William & Shirley Horn  /  “In Good Company”
  • SAVE THE BONES FOR HENRY JONES  /  Ray Charles, Lou Rawls, Milt Jackson  /  “True Genius”
  • COFFEE TIME  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Jack Jones & The Lennon Sisters  /  “Dream a Little Dream”
  • JUMPIN’ AT THE WOODSIDE  /  Duke Ellington & Count Basie  /  “Battle Royale”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Gregory Porter  /  “Someone To Watch Over Me”
  • WELL DID YOU EVAH?  /  Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby  /  “High Society”
  • THE ART OF CONVERSATION  /  Leo Sidran & Kat Edmonson  /  “The Art Of Conversation”
  • KARATE  /  Aubrey Johnson  /  “Unraveled”
  • IF I HAD A TALKING PICTURE OF YOU  /  Seth MacFarlane & Norah Jones  /  “In Full Swing”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Kandace Springs & Norah Jones  /  “The Women Who Raised Me”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  Willie Nelson & Norah Jones  /   “My Way”
  • IT JUST AIN’T SO  /  Mark Winkler & Steve Tyrell  /  “The Company I Keep”
  • I’M A WOMAN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Raquel Welch & Cher  /  (TV Show Performance)
  • ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE  /  The Swingle Singers  /  “Mood Swings”
  • BIG CITY BLUES  /  Mel Torme & Barry Manilow  /  “2:00 AM Paradise Cafe”
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND  /  Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond  /  “Duets”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC  /  Carmen McRae & Betty Carter  /  “The Carmen McRae-Betty Carter Duets”
  • YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG  /  Curtis Stigers & Cyrille Aimee  /  “Hooray For Love”
  • IT’S THE MOOD THAT I’M IN  /  Calabria Foti & John Pizzarelli  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “WHERE OR WHEN” (2.4.23)

5 Feb

When I was a kid, the questions I asked were Who, What, Where, and How. Mostly because I was just trying to figure out if Col. Mustard killed Miss Scarlet with the candlestick in the conservatory. (Who knew there was so much murder at Julliard?) Well, now I mostly just ask two questions: Where – as in Where did I leave my glasses? And When – as in When did we have that conversation?  So because my show is nothing if not self-involved and self-referential, I played two hours of Where or When songs. BTW: I never found my glasses. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • MY BLUE HEAVEN  /  Carol Sloane  /  “The Real Thing”
  • WHEN I GROW TOO OLDTO DREAM  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • WHEN IN ROME  /  Claire Teal  /  “Don’t Talk”
  • WHEN SUNNY GETS BLUE  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met”
  • WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE?  /  Oscar Peterson Trio  /  “On A Clear Day”
  • WHERE DO YOU START?  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • WHEN YOUJ’RE SMILING  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Mickey Mouse  /  “The Mouse Pack”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Swings Gently With Nelson”
  • WHEN DID YOU LEAVE HEAVEN?  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “No Regrets”
  • WHERE CAN I GO WITHOUT YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “Forbidden Fruit”
  • WHERE DID THE MAGIC GO?  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Astoria: Portrait Of The Artist”
  • WHERE ARE MY KEYS?  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Language”
  • WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • LOVER MAN  /  Chris Botti & Gladys Knight  /  “To Love Again”
  • ON THE STRET WHERE YOU LIVE  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • HOME (WHEN SHADOWS FALL)  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • WHERE DO YOU GO  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson  /  “Two’s Company”
  • WHERE DO YOU GO FROM LOVE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Astoria: Portrait of An Artist”ˆ
  • TELL ME WHEN  /  Gerry Mulligan & Ben Webster  /  “The Complete Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Monica Zetterlund & Bill Evans  /  “Waltz For Debby”
  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Only The Lonely”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO DIRECT ADDRESS” – AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST (BETTER KNOWN AS A RERUN) (1.21.23)

22 Jan

I didn’t make it to the station this week, so I played a show from when I was younger and the world was easier to understand. Okay, just when I was younger. Here’s what I said about it the first time around:

“‘What we got here is failure to communicate,’ said one of the most reprehensible yet prescient movie villains of all time. That line of dialogue has been playing frequently in my head these days. How can we communicate better? Of course, my answer to this and so many other questions is simple: better grammar. So in my continuing effort to leave no listener behind, I made a case for the vocative case, another term for the function of grammar known as direct address. All of the songs served as examples, using a name, a term of endearment, or a feeling to grab the attention of the intended object of communication. If only the rest of the world would function according to the orderly, predictable precepts in my dog-eared high school grammar book.”

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title 

  • HEY YOU WITH THE CRAZY EYES  /  Loston Harris  /  “Swingfully Yours”
  • MATCHMAKER, MATCHMAKER  /  Carmen Lundy  /  “Girl Talk”
  • MAM’SELLE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice ‘N Easy”
  • HONEY PIE  /  Tuck & Patti  /  “Love Warriors”
  • HELLO MA BABY  /  Julian Yeo  /  “1923”
  • HELLO BABE  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  Secular Hymns”
  • MY CHERI AMOUR  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Joe Pesci & Adam Levine  /  “Pesci….Still Singing”
  • WAITER MAKE MINE BLUES  /  Anita O’Day  /  “Waiter Make Mine Blues”
  • WAITER ASK THE MAN TO PLAY THE BLUES  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Waiter Ask The Man To Play The Blues”
  • WAITER, OH WAITER  /  Stacey Kent  /  “The Changing Lights”
  • DINNER FOR ONE, PLEASE, JAMES  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • FEET DO YOUR STUFF  /  Sarah Moule  /  “It’s A Nice Thought”
  • RUBY, MY DEAR  /  Thelonious Monk  /  “At Palo Alto”
  • BALLERINA  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole And Me”
  • GEORGIA ROSE  /  Queen Latifah  /  “Trav’lin’ Light”
  • HURRY IT’S LOVELY UP HERE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • BEAUTIFUL LOVE  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Eeg/Fonnesbaek”
  • YOU, YOU’RE DRIVING ME CRAZY  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving me Crazy”
  • LOVER MAN  /  Nicole Herzog  /  “I Loves You Billie”
  • BLUES, YOU’RE THE MOTHER OF SIN  /  Tom Rust  /  “Lucky To Be Me”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Returns To Berlin”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Bill Evans Trio /  “Waltz For Debby”
  • CRY BUTTERCUP CRY  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant & Artemis  /  “Artemis”
  • LITTLE MAN YOU’VE HAD A BUSY DAY  /  Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “DESERT ISLAND GAME – 2022 (11.12.22)

13 Nov

It could have been worse.  Election Day Tuesday was supposed to be worse.  So bad I thought I might have to head for a desert island. I even packed a suitcase and told the radio station I was changing the name of the show to Palm Tree For One. But it didn’t turn out as catastrophically as I feared. Still, it never hurts to be prepared.  So this week I planned what music I’ll bring with me if I have to take a mental health day for the next 20 years. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • RETURN TO PARADISE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance””
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Michel LeGrand  /  “Michel LeGrand At Shelly’s Manne Hole”
  • MANHATTAN   /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • MANHATTAN  /  Sars Barielles  /  “Brave Enough”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  Live Performance
  • AIN’T GOT NOTHIN’ BUT THE BLUES  /  Anais Reno  /  “Lovesome”
  • I FEEL FOOLISH  /  Caity Gyorgy  /  “Featuring”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old New, Borrowed, & The Blues”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE   /  Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “Keith Jarrett At The Blue Note”
  • SHALL WE DANCE  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • I WON’T DANCE  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “SInatra/Basie” The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • BLOOD COUNT   /  Stan Getz  /  “Anniversary”
  • ‘DEED I DO  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • BLAME ON MY YOUTH  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Twentysomething”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Shawn Colvin  /  “Stormy Weather”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Gregory Porter  /  “One Night Only”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Bill Evans Trio  /  “Waltz For Debby”
  • ALFIE  /  Buddy Rich Big Band  /  “Mercy Mercy”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Lady Gaga  /.  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “AN EXERCISE IN EXERCISING” (AN ARCHIVE REBROADCAST (11.5.22)

6 Nov

Couldn’t do a live show this week, so I decided to take a stroll down memory lane, a shorter and shorter trip for me. Look what I found! A show from last Spring. Here’s what I wrote about the show at the time…

Until recently my exercise regimen consisted of Running my mouth, Stretching the truth; Rushing to judgment; and Leaping to all the wrong conclusions. Those days are gone. Now I have a Life Coach telling me when to sleep, when to wake up, when to stand, and how far to walk and on and on. And there’s no way I can tell this Life Coach to put a cork in it because my Life Coach isn’t a person – it’s an Apple Watch that’s become the boss of me. So if I have to endure this torture, of course, my audience had to endure the torture with two-hours of songs about exercise. I’d write more but my damned watch is telling me it’s time to stand!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • LET’S TAKE A WALK AROUND THE BLOCK  /  Mel Torme  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • WALKING AFTER MIDNIGHT  /  Staci Griesbach  /  “Mu Patsy Cline Songbook”
  • RUNNIN’ WILD  /  Cecile McLorin-Salvant  /  “Dreams & Daggers”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • THROW IT AWAY  /  Maydie Myles  /  “The Ones I Love”  
  • I’M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • WALKIN’  /  The Real Group  /  Unreal”
  • SHALL WE DANCE  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • KISS AND RUN  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
  • IT SWUNG WIDE OPEN  /  Joey DeFrancesco  /  “In The Key Of The Universe”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Ethel Ennis  /  “Ethel Ennis”
  • ME & MY SHADOW  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Allen Ludden  /  “My Favorite Songs”
  • COME RUNNING  /  Lena Horne  /  “At The Waldorf Astoria”
  • LESTER LEAPS IN  /  Count Basie  /.  “Count Basie At Newport”
  • EVERYBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG  /  Veronica Swift  /  “This Bitter Earth”
  • YOU CALL IT JOGGING  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles”
  • LAVERNE WALK  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Let’s Get Lost”
  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • LET’S TAKE AN OLD FASHIONED WALK  /  Karin Plato & Denzal Sinclair  /   “The State of Bliss”
  • JUST MY IMAGINATION  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Prde & Joy”
  • HIT THE GROUND RUNNIN’  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Language”
  • CANOE  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • IF I HAD YOU  /  Willie Nelson & Diana Krall  /  “American Classic”
  • JUMP FOR JOY  /  Kenny Burrell  /  “Ballad Essentials”
  • I WALK A LITTLE FASTER  /  Chiara Pancaldi w/ Cyrus Chestnut  /  “I Walk A Little Faster”
  • LIFE’S A LESSON  /  Ben Sidran & Giorgia  /  “Ben There, Don’t That”  
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Missed the show? That’s what I call an exercise in frustration!  Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to an archived version.

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PLAYLIST FOR “LET’S HAVE A LITTLE TEAMWORK!” (10.22.22)

23 Oct

Duets, trios, big band, husband and wife teams, arrangers and singers, singers and accompanists – all great examples of teamwork. Even more important this week, during the Fall Fundraising Drive, were all the pledges from my listeners to keep Fine Arts Radio strong for another 40 years.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album title

  • SIDE BY SIDE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Cater”
  • WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “After The Roses”
  • HONEY PIE  /  Tuck & Patti  /  “Love Warriors”
  • EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • CORNER POCKET  /  Count Basie  /  “Basie At Birdland”
  • I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ultimate Sinatra”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson Riddle”
  • I BELIEVE SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT ME  /  Kevin Mahogany & Randy Travis  /  “Another Time Another Place”
  • CLOUDBURST/NOT GETTING MARRIED  /  John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey  /  “Make Believe”
  • IT TAKES TWO  /  Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien  /  “Into The Woods”
  • WE THE PEOPLE  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Who’s The Old Guy Now?”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • LOVE WON’T LET YOU GET AWAY  /  Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney  /  “Fancy Meeting You Here”
  • SMALL WORLD  / Nancy Wilson  /  “Singer & Storyteller”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  Willie Nelson & Norah Jones  /  “My Way”
  • YOU’RE NEARER  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • THEY SAY IT’S WONDERFUL  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Dedicated To You”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Randy Crawford & Joe Sample  /  “Live”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • TWO FOR THE ROAD  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “I’m With The Band”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Missed the show? Where’s your team spirit? Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to an archived version.

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PLAYLIST FOR “OLD FRIENDS” (9.3.22)

4 Sep

I was so happy to be back among old friends that I dedicated the season premiere of the show to old friends.” Of course, I couldn’t help offering a few songs with some friendly advice, too. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • OLD FRIEND  /  Lena Horne  /  “An Evening With Lena Horne”
  • WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “After The Roses”
  • SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE THE BLUES  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • DON’T MISUNDERSTAND  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Love Letter”
  • HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT  /  Kellye Gray  /  “And They Call Us Cowboys”
  • PLAYIN’ WITH MY FRIENDS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Playin With My Friends”
  • WE THE PEOPLE  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Who’s The Old Man Now?”
  • YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Tole Me”
  • IF MY FRIENDS COULD SEE ME NOW  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Johnny Tillotson  /  Johnny Tillotson On Broadway”
  • DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Screen Play”
  • A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD  /  Benny Benack III  /  “A Lot Of Living’ To Do”
  • JUST FRIENDS  /  Joey DeFrancesco  /   “Reboppin’”
  • LAUGHING AT LIFE  /  Etta Jones  /  “Doin’ What She Does Best”
  • YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND  /  James Taylor & Carole King  /  “Live At The Troubadour”
  • CAN’T WE BE FRIENDS  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Cat”
  • A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP  /  Kenny Burrell & Grover Washington Jr.  /  /  “Togethering”
  • MY GENTLEMAN FRIEND  /  Janet Seidel  /  “Dear Blossom”
  • MY VERY GOOD FRIEND IN THE LOOKING GLASS  /  Jackie Paris  /  “The Song Is Paris”
  • HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING?  /  =Susanna McCorkle  /  “How Do You Keep The Music Playing?”
  • MY OLD FRIEND  /  Gregory Hines  /  “So Nobody Else Can hear”
  • MOON RIVER  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Sunset In The Blue”
  • OLD FRIENDS/BOOKENDS  /  Mark Winkler & David Benoit  /  “Old Friends”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Missed the show? That’s not what friends do!  Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to an archived version.

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Turntable For One – full-length shows! –  are on Mixcloud

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One-Hour Shows on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, here:

PLAYLIST FOR “AN EXERCISE IN EXERCISING” (6.25.22)

27 Jun

Until recently my exercise regimen consisted of Running my mouth, Stretching the truth; Rushing to judgment; and Leaping to all the wrong conclusions. Those days are gone. Now I have a Life Coach telling me when to sleep, when to wake up, when to stand, and how far to walk and on and on. And there’s no way I can tell this Life Coach to put a cork in it because my Life Coach isn’t a person – it’s an Apple Watch that’s become the boss of me. So if I have to endure this torture, of course, my audience had to endure the torture with two-hours of songs about exercise. I’d write more but my damned watch is telling me it’s time to stand!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • LET’S TAKE A WALK AROUND THE BLOCK  /  Mel Torme  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • WALKING AFTER MIDNIGHT  /  Staci Griesbach  /  “Mu Patsy Cline Songbook”
  • RUNNIN’ WILD  /  Cecile McLorin-Salvant  /  “Dreams & Daggers”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • THROW IT AWAY  /  Maydie Myles  /  “The Ones I Love”  
  • I’M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • WALKIN’  /  The Real Group  /  Unreal”
  • SHALL WE DANCE  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • KISS AND RUN  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
  • IT SWUNG WIDE OPEN  /  Joey DeFrancesco  /  “In The Key Of The Universe”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Ethel Ennis  /  “Ethel Ennis”
  • ME & MY SHADOW  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Allen Ludden  /  “My Favorite Songs”
  • COME RUNNING  /  Lena Horne  /  “At The Waldorf Astoria”
  • LESTER LEAPS IN  /  Count Basie  /.  “Count Basie At Newport”
  • EVERYBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG  /  Veronica Swift  /  “This Bitter Earth”
  • YOU CALL IT JOGGING  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles”
  • LAVERNE WALK  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Let’s Get Lost”
  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • LET’S TAKE AN OLD FASHIONED WALK  /  Karin Plato & Denzal Sinclair  /   “The State of Bliss”
  • JUST MY IMAGINATION  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Prde & Joy”
  • HIT THE GROUND RUNNIN’  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Language”
  • CANOE  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • IF I HAD YOU  /  Willie Nelson & Diana Krall  /  “American Classic”
  • JUMP FOR JOY  /  Kenny Burrell  /  “Ballad Essentials”
  • I WALK A LITTLE FASTER  /  Chiara Pancaldi w/ Cyrus Chestnut  /  “I Walk A Little Faster”
  • LIFE’S A LESSON  /  Ben Sidran & Giorgia  /  “Ben There, Don’t That”  
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “DISINFORMATION WEEK” (3.5.22)

6 Mar

Disinformation. It’s a word we’re hearing frequently these days. Some people call Disinformation propaganda; some people with a straight face call it alternative facts. I call it pernicious lies. So I spent two hours defining and explicating Disinformation; and, most importantly, telling people how to protect themselves from it. JUST KIDDING! You know me. Instead, I spent the two hours exploiting this sensitive issue and squeezing every last drop of irony and rueful laughter from it. But before things got too silly, I started the show with a much-too appropriately titled Ukrainian folk song, recognizing the only thing breaking apart faster than my heart is the world

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • DO NOT ASK WHY MY EYES ARE TEARY  /  Bob Arthurs & Steve Lamattina  /   “Jazz It Up: Ukrainian Songs For Three Dads”
  • PENNIES FROM HEAVEN  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /   “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • WHEN YOU’RE SMILING  /  Carol Welsman  /   “I Like Men”
  • I’VE GOT MY LOVE TO KEEP ME WARM  /  Jose James  /   “Merry Christmas From Jose James”
  • THE ICE HOTEL  /  Stacey Kent  /   “Breakfast On The Morning Tram”
  • SLEEPIN’ BEE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
  • LITTLE WHITE LIES  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /   “Ella Swings Lightly”
  • IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Buddy Rich  /  “Buddy 100”
  • ODE TO BILLIE JO  /  Buddy Rich Big Band  /   “Mercy, Mercy”
  • SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  John Pizzarelli Trio  /   “Dear Mr. Cole”
  • FORBIDDEN FRUIT  /  Nina Simone  /   “Forbidden Fruit”
  • WHEN IN ROME  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /   “The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album”
  • YOU CAN’T PULL THE WOOL OVER MY EYES  /  Catherine Russell  /   “Alone Together”
  • BLIZZARD OF LIES  /  Dave Frishberg  /   “Dave Frishberg Classics”
  • DREAM  /  Sarah Vaughan  /   “Sarah Vaughan Live At Mister Kelly’s”
  • SCATSVILLE  /  Michael Franks  /   “Rendezvous In Rio”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /   “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • WRAP YOUR TROUBLES IN DREAMS  /  Jonathan Karrant & Joshua White  /   “Shadows Fall”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Carol Sloane  /   “Live At 30th Street”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Mark Murphy  /   “Once To Every Heart”
  • THE LIES OF HANDSOME MEN  /  Maud Hixson
  • IT AIN’T NECESSARILY SO  /  Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet  /   “The Complete Argo Mercury Recordings”
  • A DREAM IS A WISH YOUR HEART MAKES  /  Kat Edmonson  /   “Dreamers Do”
  • WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR  /  Gregory Porter  /   “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • PEACE  /  Norah Jones  /   “Come Away With Me”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “DOUBLE THREATS, TRIPLE THREATS, & MORE” (2.26.22)

27 Feb

Double threats. Maybe even triple threats. And no, I’m not talking about my fan mail. I’m talking about people – well, take Hugh Jackman, for example. He acts, he also sings, he can dance, and he can tear your throat out with his Wolverine claws. This week was dedicated to those people blessed with more than one enviable talent. Some of the singers this week write songs or came from other professions. Plus some of the songs come from unexpected sources – Dorothy Parker, Kazuo Ishiguro, even Fred Astaire. Gotta say I am in awe of these multi-talented people, especially since I had to give up chewing gum a few years back. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I LOVE BEING HERE WITH YOU  /  Peggy Lee  /   “Basin Street East Presents Miss Peggy Lee”
  • I LOVE THE WAY YOU’RE BREAKING MY HEART  /  Delicatessen  /   “Jazz + Bossa”
  • HAVEN’T WE MET?  /  Kenny Rankin  /   “Haven’t We Met?”
  • HOW AM I TO KNOW  /  Shirley Horn  /   “Here’s To Life”
  • I WISHED ON THE MOON  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Moonlight Sinatra”
  • BREAKFAST ON THE MORNING TRAM  /  Stacey Kent  /   “Dreamer In Concert”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Gregory Porter  /   ”Nat King Cole & Me”
  • BIRTHDAY SONG GENERIC  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /   “Moonshadow Dance”
  • I NEVER WAS A YOUNG MAN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Gerry Mulligan  /   “Little Big Horn”
  • I WISH I KNEW HOW IT FELT TO BE FREE  /  Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /   “The Capitol Sessions”
  • THE RAINBOW CONNECTION  /  Bobby Scott  /   “Slowly”
  • BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP  /  Paul Jost  /   “While We Were Gone”
  • NO STRINGS  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • FOR MY LADY  /  The Real Group & Toots Thielemans  /   “One For All”
  • YOU FOR ME  /  Kelley Johnson  /   “Something God”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  Johnny Hartman  /   “This One’s For Tedi”
  • SECRET SAFE  /  Caity Gyorgy  /   “Now Pronouncing: Caity Gyorgy”
  • CITY OF THE ANGELS  /  Tony Bennett  /   “The Art Of Excellence”
  • THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   Marvin Gaye  /   “Live At The Copa”
  • IMPOSSIBLE  /  The Hi-Los  /   “Love Nest”
  • IT’S ALRIGHT WITH ME  /  Kari Kirkland  /   “Wild Is The Wind”
  • LIFE’S A LESSON  /  Ben Sidran & Giorgia  /   “Ben There Done That”
  • SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST  /  Barbra Streisand  /   “Love Is The Answer”
  • YOU MIGHT AS WELL LIVE  /  Mark Winkler  /   “Till I Get It Right”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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