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PLAYLIST FOR “DUETS WEEK” (4.21.18)

22 Apr

There’s strength in numbers, right? So this must have been one of my strongest shows ever because ever song sung was sung by two singers. Plus the instrumentals were duets, too. I even invited a co-host to join me behind the mic – Alexa, the artificial intelligence assistant. That didn’t go exactly as I thought it would. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or album Title

  • TAKES TWO TO TANGO  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • I’M CONFESSIN’  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • MOUNTAIN GREENERY  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Echoes”
  • ALL ROUTE 66 DAY TRIPPER BLUES  /  Billy Brandt & Carrie Wick /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Jamie Cullum & Laura Mvula  /  “Interlude”
  • LITTLE LULU  /  Bill Evans  /  “Further Conversations With Myself”
  • IF I HAD A TALKING PICTURE OF YOU  /  Seth MacFarlane & Norah Jones  /  “In Full Swing”
  • THE BEST THING FOR YOU  /  Mark Murphy & Sheila Jordan  /  “Songbook”
  • GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Anna Wilson & Keith Urban  /  “Countrypolitan Duets”
  • THANKS FOR THE MEMORY  /  Bob Hope & Shirley Ross  /  “Thanks For The Memory”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Gregory Porter  /  “Ella With The London Symphony Orchestra”
  • I BELIEVE SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT ME  /  Kevin Mahogany & Randy Travis  /  “Another Time Another Place”
  • FANCY MEETING YOU HERE  /  Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney  /  “Fancy Meeting You here”
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND  /  Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond  /  “1975: The Duets”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  Betty Carter & Carmen McRae   /  “Duets”
  • MY CUTIE’S DUE ON THE TWO-TO-TWO TODAY  /  Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer  /  “Two Of A Kind”
  • SLOW TALKER  /  Bob & Ray  /  “Bob & Ray: The Two And Only”
  • SAM’S SONG  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Bing Crosby & Gary Crosby  /  “Bing’s Golden Records”
  • PEEL ME A GRAPE  /  Blossom Dearie & Lyle Lovett  /  (Unreleased Single)
  • YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG  /  Curtis Stigers & Cyrille Aimee  /  “Hooray For Love”
  • SILLY HABITS  /  Mel Tormé & Janis Ian  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden  /  “Last Dance”
  • AMERICAN TUNE  /  Simon & Garfunkel  /  “The Concert In Central Park”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “TRIBUTE TO HAROLD ARLEN” (2.24.18)

26 Feb

Harold Arlen was born in February. I was not. But the differences don’t end there. He wrote more than 500 songs. I haven’t. And that’s not all. He’s dead and I’m not – hold on while I get a second opinion…

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Frank Sinatra  / “Ultimate Sinatra”
  • LET’S FALL IN LOVE  /  Diana Krall  /  “Live In Paris”
  • SLEEPIN’ BEE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
  • I NEVER HAS SEEN SNOW  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Late Set”
  • COME RAIN OR SHINE  /  Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band  /  “At The Village Gate”
  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Sara Gazark  /  “Yours”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN  /  John Doaks  /  “Forever Reasons”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A HEART  /  Michelle Lordi  /  “Drive”
  • GET HAPPY  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • TODAY I LOVE EVERYBODY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Harold Arlen  /  “Harold Sings Arlen”
  • AS LONG AS I LIVE  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT GOODBYE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “The Complete Roulette Sarah Vaughan Studio Sessions”
  • OUT OF THIS WORLD  /  Tony Bennett & Stan Getz  /  “Jazz”
  • I GOT A RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES  /  Billie Holiday  /  “The Complete Billie Holiday On Verve”
  • IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • I WONDER WHAT BECAME OF ME  /  Toots Thielemans & Trijntje Oosterhuis  /  “One More For The Road”
  • WHEN THE SUN COMES OUT  /  Rahsaan Roland Kirk  /  “Relaxed Jazz”
  • HAPPY WITH THE BLUES  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Love Held Lightly”
  • HOORAY FOR LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Harold Arlen Songbook”
  • DOWN WITH LOVE  /  Janet Seidel  /  “Winter Moon”
  • EASY STREET  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Louis Armstrong & Gary Crosby  /  “The Decca Singles”
  • SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Great Voices Of Harlem”
  • THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY  /  Judy Garland  /  “Judy At Carnegie”
  • DON’T LIKE GOODBYES  /  Ed Reed  /  “The Song Is You”
  • 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 “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE MINISTER OF LONELINESS” (12.27.18)

27 Jan

Britain just installed its first Minister of Loneliness.  I thought I’d give her an idea of what she’ll be dealing with. Just listen to all these sad sausages. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artists  /  CD Or Album Title

  • IT’S A LONESOME OLD TOWN  /  Lena Horne  /  “Love Is The Thing”
  • DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • ALONE TOGETHER  /  Alexis Cole  /  “You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To”
  • ONLY THE LONELY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Only The Lonely”
  • ONLY THE LONELY  /  Kellye Gray  /  “And, They Call Us Cowboys”
  • SATURDAY NIGHT IS THE LONELIEST NIGHT OF THE WEEK  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “It’s A Good Day”
  • THE LONELY ONE  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat ‘King’ Cole & Me”
  • BREAKFAST ON THE MORNING TRAM  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ricky Nelson  /  “More Songs By Ricky”
  • LONELY IN NEW YORK  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Sophie Milman”
  • LONELY TIME  /  Maynard Ferguson  /  “A Message From Birdland”
  • SUCH A LONELY GIRL AM I  /  Jackie Cain  /  “So Many Stars”
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy & The Metropole Orchestra  /  “The Dream”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Jamie Cullum & Laura Mvula  /  “Interlude”
  • KILLING TIME  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In every Bar”
  • KILLING TIME  /  Carol Welsman  /  “Alone Together”
  • ALL ALONE AM I  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Brenda Lee  /  “Anthology 1956-1980”
  • I WAS A LITTLE TOO LONELY  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • CALL ME LONELY  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “When You Make Me Smile”
  • WHAT’LL I DO  /  Chet Baker  / “She Was Too Good To Me”
  • IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS OF THE MORNING  /  Lissy Walker  /  “Life Is Sweet”
  • ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT  /  Chris Botti & Paul Buchanan  /  “To Love Again”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Liane Carroll  /  “Billy No Mates”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “POSITIVELY POSITIVE” (1.6.18)

8 Jan

It’s the beginning of a brand new year, a time to be hopeful, optimistic, and positive. Sure, I can do that even to the point of playing a couple songs I’d never play in a million years (*). How’s that for positive? But only for one week! Next week it’s back to business as usual for me. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album title

  • ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE  /Al Jarreau  /  “Accentuate The Positive”
  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Sara Gazarek  /  “Yours”
  • THIS IS THE LIFE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “This Is The Life”
  • IT’S A GOOD DAY  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “It’s A Good Day”
  • I’VE GOT RHYTHM  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To The Ladies”
  • YOUNG AND FOOLISH  /  Sophie Berkal-Sarbit  /  “Young & Foolish”
  • ALL THE WAY  /  Katherine McPhee  /  “I Fall In Love Too Easily”
  • OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met”
  • WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR  /  Holly Yarbrough  /  “Mister Rogers Swings”
  • HALLELUJAH I LOVE HER SO  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Alan Arkin & Ann-Margaret  /  “Going In Style”
  • * L.O.V.E.  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • * STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Strangers In The Night”
  • I’M FLYING  /  Connie Evingson  /  “I Have Dreamed”
  • YES I CAN  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “If I Ruled The World”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Jackie Ryan & Terry Gibbs  /  “Grand Masters Of Jazz”
  • SOME DAY MY PRINCE WILL COME  /  Dave Brubeck  /  “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  • WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • HAPPY STREET  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bill Murray  /  “Paul Shaffer & The World’s Most Dangerous Band”
  • I’VE GOT JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING  /  Tuck & Patti  /  “Tears Of Joy”
  • I LIKE MYSELF  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • NOBODY ELSE BUT ME  /  Laura Karst  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • SWEET SLUMBER  /  Jimmy Witherspoon  /  “The Blues is Now”
  • EASY LIVIN’  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Winners”
  • ALWAYS  /  The Swingle Singers  /  “A Celebration Of The Voice”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old, New, Borrowed, And The Blues”
  • HERE’S TO LIFE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “YOU BE THE JUDGE” (12.2.17)

5 Dec

Well, I’m finally back from being under the weather…I guess that means that now I’m over the weather. Last Saturday night, I let the audience play producer in the privacy of their own homes. I played two versions of the same song and listeners could decide for themselves which was the better singer, or interpretation, or arrangement. Luckily for me, no one got so good at the process that they asked to take over my time slot. Phew. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THAT FACE  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • THAT FACE  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries + Champagne”
  • MISTY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “By Popular Demand: Ella Fitzgerald”
  • MISTY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella With The London Symphony Orchestra”
  • MONA LISA  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat “King” Cole And Me”
  • MONA LISA  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  George Benson  /  “Inspiration”
  • LEOPARD-SKIN PILL-BOX HAT  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Blonde On Blonde”
  • LEOPARD-SKIN PILL-BOX HAT  /  Janet Planet  /  “Just Like A Woman: The Music of Bob Dylan”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Best Of Tony Bennett”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • RAINBOW CONNECTION  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • LOOK TO THE RAINBOW  /  Luciana Souza  /  “Centennial: Newly Discovered Works Of Gil Evans”
  • AT LONG LAST LOVE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”
  • AT LONG LAST LOVE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra & Swinging Brass”
  • FINGERS  /  Dave Bennett  /  “Blood Moon”
  • CLOUDBURST/GETTING MARRIED TODAY  /  Jessica Molasky & John Pizzarelli  /  “Make Believe”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live In Japan Vol. 2”
  •  I REMEMBER YOU  /  Jazzmeia Horn  /  “Social Call”
  • BILLY’S BLUES  /  Laura Nyro  /  “First Song”
  • BILLY’S BLUES  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  Stacey Kent  /  “I Know I Dream”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • I REMEMBER CLIFFORD  /  Helen Merrill  /  “Love In Song”
  • I REMEMBER CLIFFORD  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Still Live”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “WE DIG DADS” (6.17.17)

19 Jun

For Fathers Day: Songs by Dads, songs about Dads, a couple mystery vocalists, and a few rounds of the always-fun game, “Who’s Your Daddy?” And, no, this isn’t the game where Charlie Sheen takes a paternity test. I played some singers and the audience had to guess who is the singer’s father. A good time was had by all…well, okay, I can be certain of this: a good time was had by me.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Meet the Robinsons”
  • I WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOU  /  Gina Eckstine  /  ”Everything I Have Is Yours”
  • WITHOUT A SONG  /  Billy Eckstine  /  “Without A Song”
  • BEIN’ A DAD  /  Loudon Wainwright III  /  “Little Ship”
  • THE WIFFENPOOF SONG  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers & Losers”
  • I’M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  Dress Casual”
  • SONG FOR MY FATHER  /  Lillie Huddleston  /  “How Long Has This Been Going On?”
  • SONG FOR MY FATHER  /  Gregory Porter  /  Serenade For Horace”
  • FATHER’S DAY  /  Groucho Marx  /  “Master Comedians”
  • UNFORGETTABLE  /  Nat & Natalie Cole  /  “Unforgettable”
  • MY PA  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Darlene Gillespie  /  “Songs From Annette”
  • FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE  /  Nancy Sinatra  /  “Nancy”
  • SOLILOQUY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Concert Sinatra”
  • DEED I DO  /  Jeanie Bryson  /  “Some Cats Know: The Music of Peggy Lee”
  • CON ALMA  /  Dizzy Gillespie & The Double Six Of Paris  /  ”The Verve & Phillips Small Group Recordings”
  • GOT TO GET HOME SO I CAN SEE MY CHILDREN  /  Dave Tull  /  “I Just Want To Get Paid”
  • ANYONE CAN WHISTLE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Roy Kral  /  “A Stephen Sondheim Collection
  • MIMOSA & ME  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Lovesick”
  • COME BACK TO ME  /  James Tormé  /  “Love For Sale”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC  /  Mel Tormé  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • ST. JUDY’S COMET  /  Paul Simon  /  “Negotiations & Love Songs”
  • SUBWAY TO THE COUNTRY  /  David Ackles  /  “Subway To The Country”
  • WALTZ FOR DEBBY  /  Bill Evans Trio  /  “The Last Waltz””
  • BROWN BABY  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Sin & Soul”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “Together Again”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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