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1 Apr

Sure, I promised my audience a special April 1st show with a new recording of Rod Stewart singing “Nessun Dorma,” a YouTube video of The Boy’s Choir of Galway Cathedral singing in Gaelic, “99 Bottles Of Beer On The Wall,” plus a bootleg from a Joni Mitchell recording session where Joni is aiming a profanity-lace rant at her assistant who gave her the wrong bottle of spring water. Okay, that stuff I couldn’t deliver. But a couple hours of songs about fools and foolishness was a foolproof formula for a great April Fools Day show.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • FOOLIN’ MYSELF /  Shirley Horn / “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE /  Kenny Rankin / “Haven’t We Met?”
  • BABY I’M A FOOL /  Melody Gardot / “My One & Only Love”
  • A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A FOOLFrank Sinatra / “My Way”
  • FOOLS RUSH IN /  Harold Mabern w/ Norah Jones / “Afro Blues”
  • MY FOOLISH HEARTBill Evans / “The Last Waltz”
  • FOOLS PARADISEMose Allison / “Allison Wonderland”
  • I’M A FOOL TO WANT YOU (Take 3)Billie Holiday / “Lady In Satin”
  • APRIL FOOL / (Mystery Vocalist) /  Matt Monro / “Portrait Of My Love”
  • THE FOOL ON THE HILL /  Artemis / “Artemis”
  • ORDINARY FOOL /  Ray Brown Jr. & Paul Williams / “Friends & Family”
  • I FEEL FOOLISH Caity György / “Featuring”
  • THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT /  Tony Bennett / “Rarities, Outtakes, & Other Delights”
  • THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY  /  Judy Garland / “Judy At Carnegie”
  • I WAS A FOOL TO LET YOU GOFrank Sinatra Jr. / “That Face”
  • FOOL THAT I AM /  Etta James / “The Second Time Around”
  • WHAT KIND OF FOOL AM ISammy Davis Jr. / “At The Coconut Grove”
  • SO LONG YOU FOOLSophie Milman / “Make Someone Happy”
  • GET YOURSELF ANOTHER FOOL /  Paul McCartney / “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • EVERYODY’S SOMEBODY’S FOOL /  Dexter Gordon / “Gettin’ Around”
  • FUN TO BE FOOLEDMarlene VerPlanck w. Hank Jones / “My Impetuous Heart”
  • THESE FOOLISH THINGS /  Aaron Neville / “The Grand Tour”
  • YOU ARE TOO BEAUTIFULSarah Vaughan / “Crazy & Mixed Up”
  • APRIL FOOLED ME /  Mark Murphy / “Sings Mostly Dorothy Fields”
  • YOUNG AND FOOLISHTrish Hatley / “I Remember”
  • PARIS MISMATCH /  (Theme Music) /  Cody Owen Stine

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19 Mar

March 17th was National Sleep Day – the last holiday in the world I’d like my audience to celebrate. Fortunately, it was also St. Patrick’s Day. That’s more like it. So I presented a mixture of laughter and tears, a perfect combination for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Although, in truth, most of the tears were mine because once again I maintained my tradition of eating a celebratory bowl of Lucky Charms on the air. (Lucky Charms are now gluten-free. It didn’t help.)  Still, it was a grand night of Irish and Irish-American singers and a chance to celebrate the music of Jimmy McHugh.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LOOK TO THE RAINBOW  /  Astrud Gilberto  /  ”Look To The Rainbow”
  • HOW ARE THINGS IN GLOCCA MORA  /  Roberta Gambarini & Hank Jones  /  “You Are There”
  • TRAV’LIN’ LIGHT  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving Me Crazy”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Mary Coughlan  /  “Mary Coughlan Sings Billie Holiday”
  • DARN THAT DREAM  /  Louis Stewart  /  “Out On His Own”
  • I FEEL A SONG COMING ON  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson  /  “Two’s Company”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Best Of Tony Bennett”
  • TEMPERANCE STREET  /  Honor Heffernan  /  “Fire & Ice”
  • I’M IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE/MOODY’S MOOD FOR LOVE    /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Smokey Robinson  /  “Timeless Love”
  • ON GREEN DOLPHIN STREET  /  Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band  /  “Life In The Bubble”
  • I WON’T DANCE  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN  /  Gene Kelly  /  “Singin’ In The Rain Soundtrack”
  • I MUST HAVE THAT MAN  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • BEIN’ GREEN  Mark Murphy  /  “Once In Every Heart”
  • NICE GIRLS DON’T STAY FOR BREAKFAST  /  Carmel McCreagh  /  “Nice Girl”
  • THE IRISH BALLAD  /  Tom Lehrer  /  “Revisited”
  • HE’S A TRAMP  /  Melody Bardot  /  “Jazz Loves Disney
  • DIGA DIGA DOO  /  Andre Previn  /  “Soft & Swinging: The Music Of Jimmy McHugh”
  • TOO RA LOO RA LOO RA  /  (Mystery vocalist)  /  Regis Philbin  /  “When You’re Smiling”
  • SAY IT (OVER AND OVER AGAIN)  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirtung With Twilight”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band  /  “At The Village Vanguard”
  • PORGY  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina At Newport”
  • DANNY BOY  /  Tony Bennett & Stan Getz  /  “Jazz”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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15 Mar

A St. Patrick’s Day party with Irish songs, Irish singers and musicians, a few Irish-American singers and composers sprinkled in, plus a Turntable For One tradition: me eating an entire bowl of Lucky Charms to celebrate the holiday. Could it get any better? Well, a stomach pump might have helped…although my audience may think that every week.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LOOK TO THE RAINBOW  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Look To the Rainbow”
  • THE HEATHER ON THE HILL  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • THE LONG GOODBYE  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “Turning Skies”
  • COME ON-A-MY HOUSE  /  Imelda May & Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • DANNY BOY  /  Stephane Grappelli  /  “I Hear Music”
  • WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING  /  Frank Zappa  /  “The Best Band You’ve Never Heard In Your Life”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie  /  “Ella & Basie”
  • GREEN DOLPHIN STREET  /  Mark Murphy  /  Live In Italy 2001”
  • BLACKBIRD  /  Judith Owen  /  “Rediscovered”
  • I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bono  /  (Live Performance)
  • OBLIVION  /  Gregory Harrington  /  “Without You”
  • ALL SAINTS DAY  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  ”You’re Driving Me Crazy”
  • ONLY THE LONELY  /  Liane Carroll  /  “Ballads”
  • MOLLY MALONE  /  The Hi-Los  /  “The Hi-Los Happen To Folk Songs”
  • DONALD SUTHERLAND  /  The Nualas  /  “Live & Available”
  • YOU’RE SENSATIONAL  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “True Love”
  • HOW ARE THINGS IN GLOCCA MORRA  /  Roberta Gambarini & Hank Jones  /  “You Are There”
  • I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TIME IT WAS  /  Charlie Moon  /  “The Charlie Moon Organization”
  • DETOUR AHEAD  /  Mary Coughlan  /  “Long Honeymoon”
  • MY WILD IRISH ROSE  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “La Fenice”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Honor Heffernan  /  “Fire & Ice”
  • TOO-RA-LOO-RA-LOO-RA  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Rosie Sings Bing”
  • DANNY BOY  /  Tony Bennett & Stan Getz  /  “Jazz”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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9 Oct

My brother (you know him as “R.L.” and I know him as “Bob! Take the pillow off my face. I can’t breathe!”) celebrated his birthday on Oct. 8 and I celebrated it on my show the night before, featuring his favorite song – Skylark – and some of his favorite singers. I also featured a few favorite musical brothers.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. SWING  /  Andrej Hermlin & His Swing Dance Orchestra  /  “Happy Birthday Mr. Swing”
  • SKYLARK  /  Kevin Mahogany & Ray Brown Trio /  “Some Of My Best Friends Are…Singers”
  • SLUMMING ON PARK AVENUE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • WALKING MY BABY BACK HOME  /  Livingston Taylor  /  “Snapshot – Live At The Iron Horse”
  • WALKING MY BABY BACK HOME  /  James Taylor  /  “Hourglass”
  • MULBERRIES  /  Bob & Ray  /  “The Wally Ballou Story”
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy  /  “The Dream”
  • LOVE WALKED IN  /  Sue Raney  /  “In Good Company”
  • THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jennie Smith  /  “Nightly On The Steve Allen Show”
  • LOOK OUT FOR LOVE  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • I’M NOT MY BROTHER I’M ME  /  Freddy Cole  /  (A Live Performance)
  • WHERE THE ACTION IS  /  Ike Cole  /  “Tribute To His Brother Nat”
  • GROOVE YARD  /  The Montgomery Brothers  /  “Groove Yard”
  • BILL  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine Live At Carnegie Hall”
  • I WANT TO BE HAPPY  /  The Mills Brothers & Count Basie  /  “The Board Of Directors”
  • BIRTHDAY SONG, GENERIC  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “Moonshadow Dance”
  • SKYLARK  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Fallen Angels”
  • FOUR BROTHERS  /  King Sisters  /  “Imagination”
  • IT ISN’T SO GOOD IT COULDN’T GET BETTER  /  Irene Kral  /  “Second Chance”
  • LOVE IS IN THE AIR  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “A Stephen Sondheim Collection”
  • I LOVE YOU PORGY  /  Nina Simone  /  “Mood Indigo”
  • SKYLARK  /  Roberta Gambarini & Hank Jones  /  “You Are There”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL  /  John Coltrane Quartet  /  “Ballads”
  • SAVE YOUR LOVE FOR ME  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley”
  • BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Mr. Oscar Brown Jr. Goes To Washington”
  • FAR AWAY PLACES  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • SKYLARK  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone And Piano!”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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30 Nov

This is always a special show for me because I invite a number of my broadcasting colleagues at the radio station to play music for which they’ve been thankful during the past year. I think it makes all of us at the station even more thankful for the opportunity to play music we love for our audiences. (For more info about the broadcasters, go to wmnr.org) And because this show always comes around my birthday, I’m also joined every year in the studio and on the air by the people I am most thankful for – my wife and my son.  

(Broadcaster Or Guest’s Name)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • (Fred Velardi)  /  HE WAS TOO GOOD TO ME  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Stardust”
  • (Dan Lenore)  /  I GOT A ROBE, YOU GOT A ROBE  /  Charlie Haden & Hank Jones  /  “Steal Away”
  • (Rich Moran)  /  I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • (Will Duchon)  /  YOU MY LOVE  /  Bill Henderson & Charlie Haden  / “The Art Of The Song”
  • (Megan Stine)  /  THANK GOD I’M ME  /  Mike Daley  /  Demo from “The Prisoner of Vegas”
  • (Gary Gerrard)  /  YOU GO TO MY HEAD  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Manhattan Moods”
  • (H. William Stine)  /  Alabamy Bound  /  Darlene & Jonathan Edwards  /  “Sing Along With Dearlen & Jonathan Edwards”
  • (Dominique Johnson)  /  I WISHED ON THE MOON  /  Lara Downes  /  “A Billie Holiday Songbook”
  • (Garrett Stack)  /  HIGHER  /  Lea Salonga  /  “Allegiance”
  • (Cindy Carlson)  /  ‘S WONDERFUL  /  The Cast  /  “An American In Paris”
  • (Cody Owen Stine)  /  DEDICATED TO YOU  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Dedicated To You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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