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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.

Turntable For One has a new Facebook page here!

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 “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.

Turntable For One has a new Facebook page here!

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

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.

Turntable For One has a new Facebook page here!

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

Look for Turntable For One shows on All About Jazz, too!

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

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

Missed the show? Don’t believe what other people say about the show. 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 “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

Missed the show? Crusin’ for a different kind of double threat? 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 “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO UNCERTAINTY” – AN ARCHIVE REBROADCAST (1.29.22)

30 Jan

I am certain of one thing: this weekend it snowed. It snowed a ton. And I didn’t make it to the station. So instead we listened to a show from last Fall. It certainly filled the two hours. And what else? Well, about that I am uncertain. Here’s what I wrote about the show back then:

 

 “The Road Not Taken”

By Robert Frost  

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

 And be one traveler, long I stood

  And looked down one as far as I could. 

Okay, everyone finds this poem iconic and inspiring. Really? Do you know where these roads go? I don’t. Do you know if there are bears or poison ivy or rest stops? I don’t. So how can you be so certain you’re making a good decision and not a bad mistake? You can’t! You can’t be certain and that’s about the only thing you can be certain of. Especially when I spent two hours presenting A Musical Tribute To Uncertainty. (Did everyone love it? Well, I’m not entirely certain about that…)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  “CD Or Album Title

  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • AT LONG LAST LOVE  /  Nancy Kelly  /  “Singin’ And Swingin’”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  Willie Nelson & Norah Jones  /  “My Way”
  • WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “That Day”
  • DON’T YOU KNOW I CARE  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “No Regrets”
  • HOW AM I TO KNOW  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • WAIT AND SEE  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • TULIP OR TUNIP  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Bill Henderson Live At The Vic”
  • WHAT DID I FORGET  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “Hearts & Minds”
  • MAYBE YOU’LL BE THERE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tab Hunter  /  “When I Fall In Love”
  • MAYBE  /  Lena Horne  /  “An Evening With Lena Horne”
  • MAYBE  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • I WONDER  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • SHOULD I  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “Kisses In The Rain”
  • DETOUR AHEAD  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Waiting For Dawn”
  • I WALK A LITTLE FASTER  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Sings Mostly Dorothy Fields & Cy Coleman”
  • DON’T KNOW WHY  /  Ray Blue  /  “Work”
  • I WISH I KNEW  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Ballads”
  • HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING?  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • SO MANY STARS  /Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • LOST IN THE STARS  /  Sheila Jordan  /  “From The Heart”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • WHERE DO YOU GO  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson Big Band  /  “Two’s Company”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Mark Winkler & David Benoit  /  “Old Friends”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

Missed the show? I’m certain that was an oversight on your part.  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 “12TH ANNUAL ‘MUSIC TO BE THANKFUL FOR’ SHOW” (11/27/21)

29 Nov

Definitely one of my favorite shows every year because it gives me a chance to highlight music I’m thankful for and to salute some of my musical heroes. This year: Tony Bennett, Stephen Sondheim, and Dave Frishberg. I also invite other WMNR broadcasters (B) and some of my favorite singers (S) to give a Thanksgiving greeting, talk about and then introduce music that’s important to them. And as if that weren’t enough, because this show always falls near my birthday (this year exactly on my birthday!), it’s also “family night” at Turntable For One when my wife and son join me at the radio station to offer their banter, eye rolls, and musical selections. This year my wife, Megan, was in the studio and introduced a song written by our son, Cody and expressed our grief at the loss of Sondheim. This year our son reported in from Columbus, Ohio, his current stop as he music directs and conducts the national tour of Hadestown.

(Special Guest)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Love For Sale”
  • SECRET SAFE  /  Caity Gyorgy  /  “Now Pronouncing Caity Gyorgy”
  • (Caity Gyorgy-S)  /  TIGHT  /  Betty Carter  /  “The Audience With Betty Carter”
  • (Gary Gerard-B)  /  JEEPERS CREEPERS  /  Frankie Valli  /  “A Touch Of Jazz”
  • (Cindy Carlson-B)  /  “WHAT-CHA GONNA DO WHEN THERE AIN’T NO JAZZ”  /  Rannygazoo  /  “Days Of Vine-clo & Cirrhosis”
  • (Cody Owen Stine)  /  THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Ella The First Lady Of Song”
  • (Megan Stine)  /  NO MAGIC  /  Blaire Reinhard  /  (Unreleased Demo)
  • (Megan Stine)  /  MOVE ON  /  Mandy Patinkin & Bernadette Peters  /  “Sunday In The Park With George”
  • (Will Duchon-B)  /  TAKE ME TO THE ALLEY  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Take Me To The Alley”
  • IF YOU NEVER FALL IN LOVE WITH ME  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Portrait”
  • (Greta Matassa-S)  /  PEEL ME A GRAPE  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Winchester In Apple Blossom Time”
  • (Garret Stack-B)  /  MOST PEOPLE ARE GOOD  /  Luke Bryan  /  “What Makes You Country?”
  • (Gary Fountain-B)  /  AS IF WE NEVER SAID GOODBYE  /  Glenn Close  /  “Sunset Blvd.”
  • (Fred Velardi-B)  /  AS IF WE NEVER SAID GOODBYE  /  Elaine Paige  /  “Sunset Blvd.”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Paul Jost  /  “While We Were Gone”
  • (Paul Jost-S)  /  IT’S YOU OR NO ONE  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Falling In Love With Love”
  • (Rich Moran-B)  /  TWO FOR THE ROAD  /  Tony DeSare  /  “Want You”
  • (Dara Tucker-S)  /  STARS FELL ON ALABAMA  /  Lizz Wright  /  “Grace”
  • WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW  /  Dara Tucker  /  Dreams Of Waking”
  • LISTEN HERE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Dave Frishberg Classics”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LOTSA LUCK” (10.2.21)

3 Oct

Good luck, best of luck, lucky day, lucky duck, lucky dog, lucky devil, all the luck, with a little bit of luck,  lucky charm, beginners luck, just my luck – are you seeing a pattern here? I saw a musical theme.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LUCKY BE A LADY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Best Of Vegas”
  • LUCKY  /  Molly Johnson  /  “Lucky”
  • I’M JUST A LUCKY SO AND SO  /  Dr. John and the WDR Big Band  /  “Big Band Voodoo”
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Samara Joy  /  “Samara Joy
  • DON’T YOU WANT TO GET LUCKY?  /  Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums  /  “Some Like It Hot”
  • MR. LUCKY  /  Buddy Rich Big Band  /  “Mercy, Mercy”
  • AIN’T THAT A KICK IN THE HEAD  /  Dean Martin  /  “Dean Martin: The Capitol Recordings”
  •  HE’S FUNNY THAT WAY  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME  /  Lorez Alexandria  /   “Singing Songs Everyone Knows”
  • THIS IS MY LUCKY DAY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Anthony Perkins  /  “From My Heart”
  • LUCKY IN LOVE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Little Girl Blue”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Tony Bennett & Diana Krall  /  “Spotify Singles”
  • BAD LUCK  /  Dinah Washington  /  “Walkman Jazz Dinah Washington Sings The Blues”
  • BUT NOT FOR ME  /  Joe Pesci & Joey DeFrancisco  /  “Falling in Love Again”
  • CHEEK TO CHEEK  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • SWEET LORRAINE  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • YOU ARE MY LUCKY STAR  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Petula Clark  /  “You Are My Lucky Star”
  • BLUESETTE  /  Toots Thielemans  /  “Live”
  • THAT LUCKY OLD SUN  /  k.d. Lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art of Dreaming”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Lucky Thompson  /  “Soul’s Nite Out”
  • IF I’M LUCKY  /  Melody Gardot, Charlie Haden Quartet West  /  “Sophisticated Ladies”
  • I’VE GOT BEGINNER’S LUCK  /  Pinky Winters  /  “Let’s Be Buddies”
  • YOU ARE TOO BEAUTIFUL  /  John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman  /  “John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman”
  • TIME AFTER TIME  /  Morgana King  /  “Tender Moments”
  • LUCKY TO ME BE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Company I Keep”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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