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PLAYLIST FOR “SPRING FEVER” (4.3.21)

2 Apr

I’m tired of cabin fever and Covid fever and hay fever. Time to focus on what’s really bugging me these days: Spring Fever. Lots of songs about Spring plus a report frm Spring Break from The Hot Sardines, a song to a little Spring in your step from Lucy Dixon, and a demonstration of Spring cleaning from Kevin Mahogany, and presented the Turntable For One Spring Chickens Award to Freda Payne & Johnny Mathis. A highly contagious couple of hours.

SONG TITLE / Artist / CD Or Album Title

  • THEY SAY IT’S SPRING / Veronica Mortensen / “Presents Passed”
  • IT’S ANYBODY’S SPRING  Seth MacFarlane / “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • C’EST LE PRINTEMPS  / Stacy Kent / “Reconte Moi
  • I’M PUTTING ALL MY EGGS IN ONE BASKET  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong / “Ella & Louis Again”
  • SPRING IN MANHATTAN / Blossom Dearie / “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • APRIL SHOWERS / Julian Yeo / “1923”
  • ALL THROUGH SPRING AND SUMMER / (Mystery Vocalist) / Tuesday Weld
  • UP JUMPED SPRING / Dr. Lonnie Smith / “All In My Mind”
  • RUNNING WILD / The Hot Sardines / “Champagne & French Fries”
  • TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME / Mandy Patinkin / “Mamaloshen”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING / Josie Falbo / “You Must Believe In Spring”
  • IT’S TOO LATE / Kevin Mahogany / “The Vienna Affair”
  • I’M LIVING IN A GREAT BIG WAY / Lucy Dixon / “Lulu’s Back in Town”
  • WATERS OF MARCH  / Mark Murphy / “Wild & Free”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME / Freda Payne & Johnny Mathis / (Single)
  • SPRING IS HERE / Carol Sloane / “Live At 30th Street”
  • SPRING IS WHERE YOU ARE / Mark Winkler / Till I Get It Right”
  • SRINGSVILLE / Miles Davis / “Miles Ahead”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL / Ellen Andersson / “You Should Have Told Me”
  • THERE’LL BE ANOTHER SPRING / Greta Matassa / “Favorites From A Long Walk”
  • ANOTHER SPRING / Nina Simone / “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • I’LL REMEMBER APRIL / Sinne Eeg / “Dreams”
  • SOME OTHER SPRING / Tony Bennett / “Tony Bennett On Holiday”
  • SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST / Niki Haris / “I’m Glad There Is You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH / (Theme Music) / Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “NEW SEASON’S GREETINGS” (12.12.20)

13 Dec

I’ve gotten a ton of new Christmas music and since we all can use anything to raise our spirits these days, I decided to focus this week on this new music – plus an extra-early Christmas present, a single from Freda Payne’s upcoming CD. She’s 78, Johnny Mathis is 85 and they’re both still singing like this. I get out breath pouring my bowl of cereal. This coming week will be the Annual Turntable For One Christmas Party. Everyone’s invited.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or album Title

  • CHRISTMAS IS STARTING NOW  /  Laura Dickinson  /  “Auld Lang Syne”
  • IT’S CHRISTMAS  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “The Pianoman At Christmas”
  • IT’S CHRISTMAS  /  Greta Matassa  /  “And to All A Good Night”
  • IT’S SO GOOD TO BE BAD  /  Adrian Cunningham & La Lucha  /  “New Holiday Classics”
  • WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS  /  Sue Raney  /  “Christmas Lady”
  • LITTLE JACK FROST  /  Seth MacFarlance & Norah Jones  /  “Holiday For Swing”
  • OH, CHRISTMAS TREE  /  Warren Wolf  /  “Christmas Vibes”
  • SLEIGH RIDE  /  Jewelle Blackman,Yvette Gonzales-Nacer, Kay Trinidad  /  “If The Fates Allow”
  • SOMEDAY AT CHRISTMAS  /  The Cast Of HADESTOWN  /  “If The Fates Allow”
  • GREENSLEEVES  /  Buddy Rich Big Band  /  “The Best Of Buddy Rich”
  • YOU, ME, AND THE CHRISTMAS TREE  /  Sarah McKenzie  /  “You, Me, & The Christmas Tree”
  • I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Barbra Streisand, Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta  /  “This Christmas”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Freda Payne & Johnny Mathis  /  (Single)
  • SO MANY SANTAS  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “The Pianoman At Christmas”
  • HEY SANTA  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow & Ingrid St. Pierre  /  “Lumieres d’iver”
  • SANTA BABY  /  The Real Group  /  “The World For Christmas”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO (MERRY CHRISTMAS MY DEAR)  /  Noel & Maria  /  “Merry Christmas My Dear”
  • A CHRISTMAS COMPROMISE  /  Duchess  /  “Harmony For the Holdays”
  • WHITE CHRISTMAS  /  Champian Fulton  /  “Christmas With Champian”
  • SEND ME YOUR LOVE FOR CHRISTMAS  /  Avalon Jazz Band  /  Winter Dreams”
  • A NOT SO SILENT NIGHT  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Out Under The Sky”
  • CHRISTMAS AT 3 A.M.  /  Joey DeFrancesco  /  “Home for The Holidays”
  • COME SPEND CHRISTMAS WITH ME  /  Sara Gazarek & Jane Monheit  /  (SIngle)
  • THE CHRISTMAS SONG  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS  /  Simone Kopmajer  /  “Christmas”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HOW SWEET IT IS” – AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST (10.24.20)

25 Oct

Seems to me the world needs some sweetness even more than when I first did this show last June. Guaranteed “sweet” songs with no sugary aftertaste. Here’s how I introduced the show last summer. 

Sweet – it’s a word that you don’t hear much, especially now. Home Sweet Home? After three months of sheltering in place, what’s so sweet about being home? Sweet Dreams? Its been months since I had one. Sweet Spot? I know what it used to mean, but now it means keeping six feet away from people. Sweet Nothings? That’s still how most people describe the long, rambling opens to my shows (just like this). So I thought it was time to give Sweet a little love. It was only for two hours – then everyone could go back to life as we know it these days. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SWEET AND LOVELY  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Favorites From A Long Walk”
  • HOW SWEET IT IS TO BE LOVED BY YOU  /  Joe Williams  /  “Presenting Joe Williams & Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orch.”
  • THE SWEETEST SOUNDS  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Home”
  • SWEET LORRAINE  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • SWEET HOME COOKIN’ MAN  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Sweet Home Cookin’”
  • STOCKHOLM SWEETNIN’  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “You Got What It Takes”
  • GOODNIGHT SWEETHEART  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Sarah Plus 2”
  • IN YOUR OWN SWEET WAY  /  Miles Davis  /  “Workin’”
  • SWEET SURPRISE  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Whisper For You”
  • BIG BAD BILL  /  (Mystery Vocalist”  /  David Lee Roth  /  “The Collection”
  • BITTER WITH THE SWEET  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • CANDY  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight:
  • SWEETHEART  /  Maryann Price & Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks  /  “Last Train To Hicksville: The Home Of Happy Feet”        
  • SWEET GEORGIA BROWN  /  Take 6  /  “The Standard”
  • SWEET PUMPKIN  /  Diane Marino  /  “Soul Serenade”
  • SUCH SWEET THUNDER  /  Duke Ellington  /  “Soul Call”
  • BITTERSWEET  /  Maud Hixson  /  (Promo CD)
  • SWEET PEA  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Accent The Positive”
  • SWEET LOTUS BLOSSOM  /  Linda Carone  /  “Black Moonlight”
  • SWEET KENTUCKY HAM  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Classic”
  • SWEET AND SLOW  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Late Set”
  • SWEET SUE  /  Chet Baker  /  “Jazz Round Midnight”
  • YOU’RE A SWEETHEART  /  Betty Carter  /  “The Betty Carter Album”
  • SWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT  /  Diane Schuur  /  “Running On Faith”
  • SWEET SLUMBER  /  Jimmy Witherspoon & Jack McDuff  /  “The Blues is Now”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LET’S GO CLUBBING” (AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST) (10.17.20)

18 Oct

This is a re-broadcast of a show from last April, a simpler time when I couldn’t imagine that 8 months later things could be so much worse and heartache and loss could be so preponderant. This is how I introduced the playlist back then:

While everyone’s sheltering in place or self-quarantining, there are two ways to look at this week’s show featuring all live performances from jazz clubs and venues around the world: either I’m trying to make people feel bad because of all the night life we’re missing OR I’m trying to give people hope for what’s to come after this damned pandemic has run at least its first course. Which is it? You be the judge. I just had fun playing some of my favorite singers in front of a band, behind a microphone, in front of an audience. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN  /  Kurt Elling & James Morrison  /  “Live In New York”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Mimi Fox & Greta Matassa  /  “Two For The road”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old, New, Borrowed, and The Blues”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Kellye Gray  /  “KG3-Live”
  • GET ME TO THE CHURCH  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Vegas”
  • STREET OF DREAMS  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Vegas”
  • HEEBIE JEEBIES  /  Duchess  /  “Live At The Jazz Standard”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jackie Wilson  /  “At The Copa”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC  /  Carmen McRae & Betty Carter  /  “The Carmen McRae-Betty Carter Duets”
  • CRAZY RHYTHM  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “Welcome Home Bon Voyage”
  • PRELUDE TO A KISS  /  Rahsaan Roland Kirk  /  “Bright Moments”
  • YOU FASCINATE ME SO  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Wild & Free”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Jon Batiste & Rachael Price  /  “Anatomy Of Angels”
  • MEAN OLD MAN  /  James Taylor & Wynton Marsalis  /  “United We Swing”
  • MAYBE  /  Lena Horne  /  “An Evening With Lena Horne”
  • WAYFARING STRANGER  /  Joe Williams  /  “At Newport ‘63”
  • NEW AGE/OLD AGE BLUES  /  Faith Winthrop  /  “Havin’ Myself A Time”
  • THE MORE I SEE YOU  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Falling In Love With Love”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Bill Evans  /  “On A Monday Evening”
  • I’VE GOT IT BAD  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live At Rosy’s”
  • BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Mr. Brown Goes To Washington”
  • POLKA DOTS AND MOONBEAMS  /  Greetje Kauffeld  /  “Heaven’s Open”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Gregory Porter  /  “One Night Only (Live At The Royal Albert Hall)”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “IN THE PRESENT PERFECT – A MUSICAL TRIBUTE” (9.19.20)

20 Sep

Who wants to take a quiz? Of course you do! It’s a grammar quiz – and of course you don’t. Too bad; here it is: Present Perfect. I know – there’s nothing perfect about the present. I meant Present Perfect Tense. I know – could things get any more tense? You’re still not with me. The Present Perfect Tense describes something that began in the past and is still happening – like this interminable introduction. Present Perfect tense is formed by the word have or has followed by the past participle of a verb. For instance this introduction has shaken my trust in humanity. Which is a bit extreme, don’t you think? A better example would be all of the song titles in my playlist. Yes, it was another one of my self-indulgent and utterly futile attempts to Make Grammar Great Again (MGGA!) with a Musical Tribute to the Present Perfect Tense.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WE’VE JUST BEGUN  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “We’ve Just Begun”
  • HAVE YOU MET MISS JONES?  /  Tony Bennett & Stan Getz  /  “Jazz”
  • I’VE GOT A LOT OF LIVING TO DO  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live At Rosy’s”
  • I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Standing Room Only”
  • I HAVE THE FEELING I’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Two For The Road”
  • I HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE  /  Lorraine Craig & National Youth Jazz Orch.  /  “Shades of Blue & Green”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Erroll Garner  /  “Night Concert”
  • I AIN’T GOT NOTHIN’ BUT THE BLUES  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • I’VE GOT A CRUSH ON YOU  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At Zardi’s”
  • AFTER YOU’VE GONE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Phil Collins  /  “50 Years In Music”
  • I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER  /  Lea DeLaria  /  “Play It Cool”
  • HAVEN’T WE MET?  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Because Of You”
  • I NEVER HAS SEEN SNOW  /  Hilary Gardner & Ehud Asherie  /  “The Late Set”
  • I’VE BEEN AROUND  /  Frank Sinatra Jr. & Tierney Sutton & Pat Williams  /  “Home Suite Home”
  • I’VE FOUND A NEW BABY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockhlm”
  • I’VE NEVER BEEN IN LOVE BEFORE  /  Lorez Alexandria  /  “Alexandria The Great”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Kenny Washington  /  “What’s The Hurry”
  • I’VE GOT NO STRINGS  /  Gina Saputo  /  “Swingin’ On A Star”
  • I MUST HAVE BEEN BLIND  /  Tim Buckley  /  “Blue Afternoon”
  • I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE  /  Brad Meldau Trio  /  “Anything Goes”
  • I HAVEN’T GOT ANYTHING BETTER TO DO  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  George Michael  /  “Symphonica”
  • I GOT IT BAD AND THAT AIN’T GOOD  /  Heather Masse & Dick Hyman  /  “Lock My Heart”
  • I HAVE DREAMED  /  Kurt Elling & Branford Marsalis  /   “The Questions”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HOW SWEET IT IS” (6.13.20)

14 Jun

Sweet – it’s a word that you don’t hear much, especially now. Home Sweet Home? After three months of sheltering in place, what’s so sweet about being home? Sweet Dreams? Its been months since I had one. Sweet Spot? I know what it used to mean, but now it means keeping six feet away from people. Sweet Nothings? That’s still how most people describe the long, rambling opens to my shows (just like this). So I thought it was time to give Sweet a little love. It was only for two hours – then everyone could go back to life as we know it these days. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SWEET AND LOVELY  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Favorites From A Long Walk”
  • HOW SWEET IT IS TO BE LOVED BY YOU  /  Joe Williams  /  “Presenting Joe Williams & Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orch.”
  • THE SWEETEST SOUNDS  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Home”
  • SWEET LORRAINE  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • SWEET HOME COOKIN’ MAN  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Sweet Home Cookin’”
  • STOCKHOLM SWEETNIN’  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “You Got What It Takes”
  • GOODNIGHT SWEETHEART  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Sarah Plus 2”
  • IN YOUR OWN SWEET WAY  /  Miles Davis  /  “Workin’”
  • SWEET SURPRISE  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Whisper For You”
  • BIG BAD BILL  /  (Mystery Vocalist”  /  David Lee Roth  /  “The Collection”
  • BITTER WITH THE SWEET  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • CANDY  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight:
  • SWEETHEART  /  Maryann Price & Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks  /  “Last Train To Hicksville: The Home Of Happy Feet”        
  • SWEET GEORGIA BROWN  /  Take 6  /  “The Standard”
  • SWEET PUMPKIN  /  Diane Marino  /  “Soul Serenade”
  • SUCH SWEET THUNDER  /  Duke Ellington  /  “Soul Call”
  • BITTERSWEET  /  Maud Hixson  /  (Promo CD)
  • SWEET PEA  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Accent The Positive”
  • SWEET LOTUS BLOSSOM  /  Linda Carone  /  “Black Moonlight”
  • SWEET KENTUCKY HAM  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Classic”
  • SWEET AND SLOW  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Late Set”
  • SWEET SUE  /  Chet Baker  /  “Jazz Round Midnight”
  • YOU’RE A SWEETHEART  /  Betty Carter  /  “The Betty Carter Album”
  • SWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT  /  Diane Schuur  /  “Running On Faith”
  • SWEET SLUMBER  /  Jimmy Witherspoon & Jack McDuff  /  “The Blues is Now”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO MOMS 2020” (5.9.20)

11 May

She gave you 50% of your chromosomes, 75% of your attitudes, 90% of your self-esteem, and 100% of the conversations you have with your therapist. Moms. Where would we be without them? And even though Mother’s Day this year was a little more unusual than ever, I still maintained tradition with the annual Turntable For One tribute to Mother’s Day – with songs about moms, songs from mom’s point of view, and songs about motherly advice. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • DAT DERE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • NOTHING LIKE YOU  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant  /  “Dreams & Daggers”
  • LOOK AT THAT FACE  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Favorites From A Long Walk”
  • STOP, TIME  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “From Broken Hearts To The Blue Skies”
  • I HOPE YOU DANCE  /  Deborah Lippman  /  “Nightingale”
  • THEM THERE EYES  /  Gretje Angell  /  “In Any Key”
  • BROWN BABY  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At The Village Gate”
  • MOTHER’S LOVE  /  Allan Harris  /  “Nobody’s Gonna Love You Better”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  (Mystery Mom)  /  Carline Ray  /  “Vocal Sides”       
  • AS LONG AS I LIVE  /  (Mystery Mom’s Daughter)  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Inside this Heart Of Minet”
  • INFANT EYES  /  Nnenna Freelon  /  “Heritage”
  • WHEN I LOOK IN YOUR EYES  /  Judith Lorrick  /  “The Second Time Around”
  • CALL ME  /  Astrud Gilberto  /  “A Certain Smile”
  • WHERE ARE YOU GOING  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Songs of Lost Love”
  • I FORGOT TO HAVE CHILDREN  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Ages”
  • HEART’S DESIRE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little Did I know”
  • LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING  /  Etta Jones  /  “From The Heart”
  • A CHILD IS ONLY A MOMENT  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Mothers & Daughters”
  • ALWAYS/ WHEN I LOST YOU  /  Helen Merrill  /  “American Songbook Series: Irving Berlin”
  • WHY WAS I BORN  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Ballads”
  • CHILDREN WILL LISTEN/YOU’VE GOT TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT  /  Renee Fleming & Leslie Odom Jr.  /  “Broadway”
  • I AM YOUR CHILD  /  Barry Manilow  /  “The Complete Collection And Then Some”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LET’S GO CLUBBING” (4.11.20)

12 Apr

While everyone’s sheltering in place or self-quarantining, there are two ways to look at this week’s show featuring all live performances from jazz clubs and venues around the world: either I’m trying to make people feel bad because of all the night life we’re missing OR I’m trying to give people hope for what’s to come after this damned pandemic has run at least its first course. Which is it? You be the judge. I just had fun playing some of my favorite singers in front of a band, behind a microphone, in front of an audience. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN  /  Kurt Elling & James Morrison  /  “Live In New York”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Mimi Fox & Greta Matassa  /  “Two For The road”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old, New, Borrowed, and The Blues”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Kellye Gray  /  “KG3-Live”
  • GET ME TO THE CHURCH  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Vegas”
  • STREET OF DREAMS  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Vegas”
  • HEEBIE JEEBIES  /  Duchess  /  “Live At The Jazz Standard”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jackie Wilson  /  “At The Copa”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC  /  Carmen McRae & Betty Carter  /  “The Carmen McRae-Betty Carter Duets”
  • CRAZY RHYTHM  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “Welcome Home Bon Voyage”
  • PRELUDE TO A KISS  /  Rahsaan Roland Kirk  /  “Bright Moments”
  • YOU FASCINATE ME SO  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Wild & Free”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Jon Batiste & Rachael Price  /  “Anatomy Of Angels”
  • MEAN OLD MAN  /  James Taylor & Wynton Marsalis  /  “United We Swing”
  • MAYBE  /  Lena Horne  /  “An Evening With Lena Horne”
  • WAYFARING STRANGER  /  Joe Williams  /  “At Newport ‘63”
  • NEW AGE/OLD AGE BLUES  /  Faith Winthrop  /  “Havin’ Myself A Time”
  • THE MORE I SEE YOU  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Falling In Love With Love”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Bill Evans  /  “On A Monday Evening”
  • TIME AFTER TIME  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live At Rosy’s”
  • BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Mr. Brown Goes To Washington”
  • POLKA DOTS AND MOONBEAMS  /  Greetje Kauffeld  /  “Heaven’s Open”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Gregory Porter  /  “One Night Only (Live At The Royal Albert Hall)”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SPRING 2020” (4.4.20)

5 Apr

Doesn’t seem like there’s much to celebrate these days. But the grass is greening; trees are budding, and flowers are popping out of the ground. That means it’s time for my annual show with the musical theme, Seasonal Allergies. However, instead I chose something more positive. True, I did slip in some wonderfully grumpy Spring songs. After all, it is my show. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING  /  Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz  /  “Getz Au Go-Go”
  • IT’S ANYBODY’S SPRING  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST  /  Sinne Eeg w/ Marc Berthoumieux  /  “Remembering You”
  • THERE’LL BE ANOTHER SPRING  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Favorites From A Long Walk”
  • IT’S NICE WEATHER FOR DUCKS  /  Ronny Whyte  /  “Whyte Wolf”
  • UP JUMPED SPRING  /  Buddy Rich  /  “Just In time” The Final Recording”
  • SPRING  /  Susie Arioli  /  “Spring”
  • YOUNGER THAN SPRINGTIME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Movin’ With Nancy”
  • SOME OTHER SPRING  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Marianne Faithful  /  “Marianne Faithful’s Greatest Hits”
  • APRIL SHOWERS  /  Julian Yeo  /  “1923”
  • THEY SAY IT’S SPRING  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie”
  • SPRING IN MANHATTAN  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • JOY SPRING  /  Danny Bacher  /  “Still Happy”
  • SPRING IS HERE  /  Greetje Kauffeld  /  “Heaven’s Open”
  • I’LL REMEMBER APRIL  /  Ramsey Lewis Trio  /  “In Person 1960-1967”
  • APRIL IN PARIS  /  Jenny Evans  /  “Shiny Stockings”
  • YOU CAN NEVER HOLD BACK SPRING  /  Tom Waits  /  “Orphans: Brawlers, Brawlers, and Bastards”
  • SOLITUDE  /  Candace Springs  /  “The Women Who Raised Me”
  • SPRING IS WHERE YOU ARE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “September Ballads”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Sara Gazarek  /  “Thirsty Ghost”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING  /  Allan Harris & Takana Miyamoto  /  “As The Sun Shines Down On Me”
  • ANOTHER SPRING  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • SPRING WILL BE A LITTLE LATE THIS YEAR  /  Wynton Marsalis  /  “The Midnight Blues”
  • AND SO TO BED  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “Sings Johnny Mercer”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO CLIMATE CHANGE” (10.19.19)

20 Oct

The earth is heating up, ice caps and glaciers are melting, the seas are rising, and many species, including our own, are threatened with extinction. What are we going to do? Well, I did what I always do: I exploited these serious problems, trivializing them with two hours of catchy, swinging, and often ironic songs. Some of them were comments on current conditions; others were things we need to curtail to save the planet. The first song was an answer to “What’s going to be the new capital city of the East Coast?” The second song was written in 1921 but casts an eerie darkness to what’s going on today. Just to be a pro-active citizen, I recycled and re-used a previous mystery vocalist. And as for the last two songs: which one will future generations be singing? That’s up to us now.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • GARY, INDIANA  /  Janet Planet  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • THERE’LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE  /  Dave Brubeck & Jimmy Rushing  /  “On Time”
  • TOO DARN HOT  /  Claire Teal & The London Gay Big Band  /  “Brave”
  • BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • ROUTE 66  /  Mark Winkler  /  “I’m With You”
  • SUNDAY DRIVIN’  /  Ryan Truesdale’s Gil Evans Project  /  “Lines Of Color”
  • MY BUICK, MY LOVE, AND I  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • COME FLY WITH ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love”
  • LET’S MAKE LOVE ON THIS PLANE  /  Rachael & Vilray  /  “Rachael & Vilray”
  • SWINGING ON A STAR  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Anthony Perkins  /  “From The Heart”
  • A SLEEPIN’ BEE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
  • FRIM FRAM SAUCE  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You”
  • INTO EACH LIFE SOME RAIN MUST FALL  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “Good Night, Good Luck”
  • THE RAIN IN SPAIN  /  Adrian Cunningham & His Friends  /  “Play Lerner & Loewe”
  • RIVER STAY AWAY FROM MY DOOR  /  Spike Jones  /  “Omnibust/60 Years of Music America Hates”
  • ILL WIND  /  Sarah Vaughan & Count Basie  /  “Send In The Clowns”
  • GONE WITH THE WIND  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Portrait”
  • WALKIN’  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • WALKING AFTER MIDNIGHT  /  Staci Griesbach  /  “My Patsy Cline Songbook”
  • THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA  /  Nat King Cole & Gregory Porter  /  “Ultimate Nat Cole”
  • BACKYARD MEDLEY  /  Calabria Foti  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • DANCING IN THE DARK  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Dance With Me”
  • IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW  /  Ranee Lee  /  “Dark Divas: Highlights”
  • LOUISIANA 1927  /  Randy Newman  /  “Good Old Boys”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Stan Getz Quartet  /  “Nobody Else But Me”
  • EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend: Live In California”
  • WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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