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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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3 Apr

You can fool some of the people some of the time – and why, for heaven’s sake, isn’t that enough? So much for my philosophy of life.  My philosophy of music is evident in the playlist below. Okay, maybe I played more “fool” songs than April Fools jokes, but why fool around when it comes to great singers and songs?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title


  • I WAS A FOOL TO LET YOU GO  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • I’M A FOOL TO WANT YOU  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady in Satin”
  • THESE FOOLISH THINGS  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Triplicate”
  • FOOLS RUSH IN  /  Harold Mabern w/ Norah Jones  /  “Afro Blue”
  • YOUNG AND FOOLISH (Take #4)  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album”
  • BABY I’M A FOOL  /  Melody Gardot  /  “My One And Only thrill”
  • FOOL THAT I AM  /  Etta James  /  “The Second Time Around”
  • I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie” The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • YOU TURNED THE TABLES ON ME  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • WHAT KIND OF FOOL AM I  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  William Shatner  /  “What Kind Of Fool Am I”
  • THE FOOL ON THE HILL  /  Susanne Menzel w/ Bremen Philharmonic Strings  /  “Soulmates”
  • SHORT PEOPLE  /  Thomas Quasthoff  /  “Tell It Like It Is”
  • FOOLIN’ MYSELF  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • WHAT DO YOU DO AFTER YOU RUIN YOUR LIFE  /  Mose Allison  /  “Your Mind Is On Vacation”
  • THAT OLD DEVIL MOON  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Duets”
  • THE TROLLEY SONG  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant  /  “For One To Love”
  • LAURA  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “Capitol Collectors Series?
  • FUN TO BE FOOLED  /  Marlene VerPlanck  /  “My Impetuous Heart”
  • ANYONE CAN WHISTLE  /  Tania Grubbs  /  “Lost In The Stars”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Once To Every Heart”
  • BLAH, BLAH, BLAH  /  Nicole Herzog  /  “That’s Life”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Allan Harris, Takana Myamoto  /  “Convergence”
  • APRIL FOOLED ME  /  Heidi Blikenstaff  /  “The Land Where Good Songs Go”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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