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PLAYLIST FOR “SUMMER DESTINATIONS” (6.23.18)

23 Jun

I couldn’t find any songs about where I’ll be heading this summer – a sensory deprivation tank – but I did find some excellent songs about other places to go on a summer vacation.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ROUTE 66  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • DREAMSVILLE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Summertime”
  • STOCKHOLM SWEETNIN’  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “You Got What It Takes”
  • THAT’S NO JOKE  /  Diane Marino  /  “Soul Serenade”
  • CITY OF THE ANGELS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • GOING TO CHICAGO  /  Barbara Morrison  /  “Live At The 9:20 Special”
  • MY BUICK, MY LOVE, AND I  /  Seth MacFarlane & Elizabeth Gillies  /  “In Full Swing”
  • TWO FOR THE ROAD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Linda Lavin  /  “Possibilities”
  • SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • THROUGH THE WINDOWS OF CARS  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Jackie & Roy Forever”
  • SPRINGSVILLE  /  Miles Davis  /  “Miles Ahead”
  • MENILMONTANT  /  Avalon Jazz Band  /  “I Wish You Love”
  • PLEASE CONSIDER ME  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • HUNGRY MAN  /  Mark Winkler  /  “West Coast Cool”
  • THE ICE HOTEL  /  Stacey Kent  /  Breakfast On The Morning Tram”
  • A FOGGY DAY  /  Van Morrison  /  “Versatile”
  • I KNOW THE WAY TO BROOKLYN  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Dooji Wooji”
  • I’M ALWAYS DRUNK IN SAN FRANCISCO  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “Live Session”
  • ALL THROUGH SPRING AND SUMMER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tuesday Weld
  • SCATSVILLE  /  John Proulx  /  “Say It”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Bye Bye Blackbird”    
  • LOVE ON A GREYHOUND BUS  /  Janet Planet  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • AMERICA  /  Simon & Garfunkel  /  “Bookends”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Favorites From A Long Walk”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SALUTE TO MOTHER’S DAY” (AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST) 5.12.18

14 May

How can you improve on perfection? Don’t ask me, but while I was pondering this irrelevant question last Saturday night, I played a show from May of 2017.  Most of the singers were mothers (in the best sense), I tossed in a hefty helping of motherly advice, plus a couple of momma’s boys to help me wish all mothers a happy Mother’s Day.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  “CD Or Album Title

  • CALL ME  /  Astrud Gilberto  /  “A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness”
  • ALWAYS  /  Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap  /  “Love Is Here To Stay”
  • DAT DERE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • WHEN I GROW TOO OLD TO DREAM  /  Carline Ray  /  “Vocal Sides”
  • BLUE TURNING GRAY  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Harlem On My Mind”
  • MOTHER’S LOVE  /  Allan Harris  /  “Nobody’s Gonna Love You Better”
  •  HAPPINESS IS JUST A THING CALLED JOE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  12 Nights In Hollywood”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Ray Brown Jr.  /  “The Best of Ray Brown Jr.”
  • NEW WORDS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Laura Osnes  /  “If I Tell You”
  • MEDLEY FOR JORDAN/ NOT WHILE I’M AROUND  /  Veronica Nunne  /  “American Lullaby”
  • BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)
  • WHERE ARE YOU GOING?  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Songs Of Lost Love”
  • BEFORE YOU KNOW IT  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Dream”
  • I’M CONFESSIN’  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • LOOK AT THAT FACE  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Favorites From A Long Walk”
  • THAT FACE  /  Barbra Streisand  /  “What Matters Most Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of  Alan & Marilyn Bergman”
  • ME, MYSELF, AND I  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • BE A CHILD  /  Cleo Laine & Dudley Moore  /  “Smilin’ Through”
  • I’M GLAD THERE IS YOU  /  Jacqui Dankworth  /  “It Happens Quietly”
  • BLUE SKIES  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • I AM YOUR CHILD  /  Barry Manilow  /  “Barry Manilow”
  •  CHILDREN WILL LISTEN  /  Bernadette Peters  /  “Sondheim, Etc.: Live At Carnegie Hall”
  • SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “La Scala”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SALUTE TO MOTHER’S DAY” (5.13.17)

15 May

Most of the singers are mothers, I tossed in a hefty helping of motherly advice, plus a couple of momma’s boys to help me wish all mothers a happy Mother’s Day.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  “CD Or Album Title

  • CALL ME  /  Astrud Gilberto  /  “A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness”
  • ALWAYS  /  Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap  /  “Love Is Here To Stay”
  • DAT DERE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • WHEN I GROW TOO OLD TO DREAM  /  Carline Ray  /  “Vocal Sides”
  • BLUE TURNING GRAY  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Harlem On My Mind”
  • MOTHER’S LOVE  /  Allan Harris  /  “Nobody’s Gonna Love You Better”
  •  HAPPINESS IS JUST A THING CALLED JOE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  12 Nights In Hollywood”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Ray Brown Jr.  /  “The Best of Ray Brown Jr.”
  • NEW WORDS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Laura Osnes  /  “If I Tell You”
  • MEDLEY FOR JORDAN/ NOT WHILE I’M AROUND  /  Veronica Nunne  /  “American Lullaby”
  • BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)
  • WHERE ARE YOU GOING?  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Songs Of Lost Love”
  • BEFORE YOU KNOW IT  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Dream”
  • I’M CONFESSIN’  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • LOOK AT THAT FACE  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Favorites From A Long Walk”
  • THAT FACE  /  Barbra Streisand  /  “What Matters Most Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of  Alan & Marilyn Bergman”
  • ME, MYSELF, AND I  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • BE A CHILD  /  Cleo Laine & Dudley Moore  /  “Smilin’ Through”
  • I’M GLAD THERE IS YOU  /  Jacqui Dankworth  /  “It Happens Quietly”
  • BLUE SKIES  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • I AM YOUR CHILD  /  Barry Manilow  /  “Barry Manilow”
  •  CHILDREN WILL LISTEN  /  Bernadette Peters  /  “Sondheim, Etc.: Live At Carnegie Hall”
  • SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “La Scala”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “IT’S SPRING!” (3.25.17)

26 Mar

Some people see the arrival of Spring as renewal, rebirth, renascence; and some people see it as the time for paying taxes, seasonal allergies, and, worst of all, the return of “America’s Got Talent.” I see it as a chance to play these great songs and singers.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • APRIL IN PARIS  /  Count Basie  /  “April In Paris”
  • IT’S ANYBODY’S SPRING  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • SPRING IS HERE  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • IT’S A MOST UNUSUAL DAY  /  Jody Sandhaus  /  “I Think Of You”
  • SPRING IN MANHATTAN  /  Tony Bennett  /  The Many Moods Of Tony”
  • RUNNING WILD  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • APRIL SHOWERS  /  Julian Yeo  /  “1923”
  • NICE WEATHER FOR DUCKS  /  Irene Kral  /  “Just For Now”
  • HURRY, IT’S LOVELY UP HERE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • YOUNGER THAN SPRINGTIME  /  Oscar Peterson Trio  /  “Eloquence”
  • WHEN THE RED, RED ROBIN  /  (Mystery Verse)  /  Molly Lyons  /  “Verses Only”
  • WHEN THE RED, RED ROBIN  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Birds Of A Feather”
  • TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  “Mamaloshen”
  • TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Take Me Out To The Ball Game”
  • VAN LINGO MUNGO  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Dave Frishberg Classics”
  • DERRADEIRA PRIMAVERA  /  Allison Adams Tucker  /  “April In Paris”
  • SPRING  /  Susie Arioli  /  “Spring”
  • SPRING WILL BE A LITTLE LATE THIS YEAR  /  Wynton Marsalis  /  “The Midnight Blues”
  • SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Take To The Sky”
  • SPRING IS WHERE YOU ARE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Till I Get It right”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Greta Matassa  /  “The Smiling Hour”
  • SPRINGSVILLE  /  Miles Davis  /  “Miles Ahead”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING  /  Allan Harris/Takana Myamoto  /  “Convergence”
  • ANOTHER SPRING  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “CELEBRATING MOTHERS” (5.7.16)

9 May

A program for all the mothers in the audience, and for a change I meant it in a literal sense, not as a nasty pejorative. So it was two-hours of music about being a mother, caring for their kids, worrying about their kids, and advising their kids – any of which can be taken to an uncomfortable extreme…but maybe that’s just my story.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • CALL ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Strangers In The Night”
  • ME, MYSELF, AND I  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • AC-CENTU-ATE THE POSITIVE  /  Dr. John  /  “In A Sentimental Mood”
  • IF YOU WANT THE RAINBOW  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • YOU’LL NEVER GET AWAY FROM ME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Mr. Broadway”
  • LOOK AT THAT FACE  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Favorites From A Long Walk”
  • THAT FACE  /  Joe Williams  /  “Jump For Joy”
  • BITTER WITH THE SWEET  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • BUTTON UP YOUR OVERCOAT  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jack Lemmon  /  “A Twist Of Lemon”
  • LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING  /  Helen Merrill  /  “Mixes”
  • THROW IT AWAY  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Stockholm Sweetnin’”
  • BIG BAD WORLD  /  The Real Group  /  “Commonly Unique”
  • IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Falling In Love With Love”
  • LIFE IS JUST A BOWL OF CHERRIES  /  Carmen McRae  /  The Ultimate Carmen McRae
  • BE A CHILD  /  Marlene VerPlanck  /  “Marlene VerPlanck Sings Alec Wilder”
  • GUILTY  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Sophie Milman”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  (Mystery Daughter)  /  Jacqui Dankworth  /  “It Happens Quietly”
  • I’M SHADOWING YOU  /  (Mystery Mother)  Cleo Laine  /  “Quintessential Cleo”
  • ALWAYS  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Mothers & Daughters”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Diana Krall  /  “Love Scenes”
  • BLUES IN THE NIGHT  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Only The Lonely”
  • DON’T WORRY ‘BOUT A THING  /  Joann Funk  /  “Jazz In the Lobby Bar”
  • WHAT’LL I DO  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Dancing In The Dark”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “Christmas For Lovers”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • NEW WORDS  /  Liz Callaway  /  “Unsung Broadway”
  • CHILDREN WILL LISTEN  /  Bernadette Peters  /  “Sondheim Etc., Etc.
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “EPITAPHS” (4.16.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers #thelastword

17 Apr

Have you thought about your epitaph? Have you thought about what you’d like to say as your last word – forever? How about a few suggestions to help you decide?

SONG TITLE  / Artist  /  CD or Album Title

 

  • PLEASE DON’T TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I’M GONE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra Swings”
  • I SHOULD CARE  /  Diahann Carroll  /  “The Magic Of Diahann Carroll”
  • WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • BORN TO LOSE  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “The Blue Room”
  • ALL BY MYSELF  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Oh! Look At Me Now”
  • WHAT GOES UP (MUST COME DOWN)  /  Shepley Metcalf  /  “Don’t Bother To Knock”
  • SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD  /  Diana Krall  /  “Wallflower”
  • LOOKIN’ GOOD  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Sunday Express”
  • I WILL WAIT FOR YOU  /  Daniela Schachter  /  “Purple Butterfly”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • I WONDER WHO’S KISSING HER NOW  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Shel Silverstein  /  Hairy Jazz”
  • STOP THIS TRAIN  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story?”
  • AT LEAST WE GOT TO THE RACE  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Don’t Cry For No Hipster”
  • I HAVE THE FEELING I’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE  /  Greta Metassa  /  “Two For The Road”
  • GOT A DATE WITH AN ANGEL  /  The Four Freshmen  /  “Spotlight On The Four Freshmen”
  • HAS ANYONE HERE SEEN BASIE?  /  Count Basie  /  “Basie Plays Hefti”
  • TIME TO GO  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Don’t Be So Blue”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Nat King Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • WE’LL MEET AGAIN  /  She & Him  /  “Classics”
  • DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE  /  Barry Manilow  /  “Singing With The Big Bands”
  • I WONDER WHAT BECAME OF ME  /  Trijntje Oosterhuis & Toots Thielemans  /  “One More For The Road”
  • GONE  /  Miles Davis  /  Porgy & Bess”
  • WHAT A LITTLE MOONLIGHT CAN DO  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Billie’s Best”
  • DON’T LIKE GOODBYES  /  Tony Bennett  /  The Art Of Romance”
  • HARD TO SAY GOODBYE  /  The Real Group  /  “One For All”
  • TOO DARN HOT  /  Sara Gazarek  /  “At The Cookery”
  • WAITER THE CHECK  /  Nicki Leighton-Thomas  /  “Forbidden Games”
  • DID I EVER REALLY LIVE?  / Joe Williams  /  “One More For My Baby”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings Comden & Green”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MUSICAL AWAKENINGS” (4.2.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers #spring

4 Apr

This week, WMNR Fine Arts Radio is celebrating another of its Musical Theme Weeks, so for the next seven days, many of the broadcasters will be playing their interpretations of the theme, Musical Awakenings. I chose to interpret the theme in two sections, first, Wake-up Calls and next, a topic ripped from the headlines: Spring

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

Wake-Up calls

  • WAKE UP AND LIVE  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Strictly Romancin”
  • OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING  /  Ray Charles & Count Basie  /  “Ray Sings Basie Swings”
  • IT’S A GOOD DAY  /  Nicki Parrott  /  “It’s A Good Day”
  • GOOD MORNING COWBOY  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Smile”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Jamie Cullum & Laura Mvula  /  “Interlude”
  • WE’VE GOTTA PUT THE SUN BACK IN THE SKY  /  Roberta Donnay & The Prohibition Mob Band  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington  /  “Ella At Duke’s Place”
  • MAKING BREAKFAST FOR THE ONE I LOVE  /  Maria Muldaur  /  “Sweet & Low”        
  • BREAKFAST ON THE MORNING TRAM  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • COFFEE IN A CARDBOARD CUP  /  Belle Linda Halpern  /  “Cravings: Songs Of Hunger & Satisfaction”
  • DAYBREAK  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To The Ladies”
  • GOOD DAY SUNSHINE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”

Spring

  • IT’S ANYBODY’S SPRING  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • APRIL IN PARIS  /  Count Basie  /  “April in Paris”
  • THERE’LL BE ANOTHER SPRING  /  Peggy Lee & George Shearing  /  “Beauty & The Beat”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Greta Matassa  /  “The Smiling Hour”
  • WHEN THE RED RED ROBIN…  /  Molly Lyons  /  “Verses Only”
  • WHEN THE RED RED ROBIN…  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Danny Thomas  /  “An Evening With Danny Thomas”
  •  SOME OTHER SPRING  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Billie’s Best”
  • SPRING IS COMING  /  The Real Group  /  “In The Middle of Life”
  • SPRING IS HERE  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  “Mamaloshen”
  • BASEBALL  /  Sue Raney  /  “Ridin’ High”
  • IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra & Strings”
  • ANOTHER SPRING  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Meredith D’Ambrosio  /  “Another Time”
  • SPRING  /  Susie Arioli  /  “Spring”
  • SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST  /  Betty Carter  /  “Inside Betty Carter”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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