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PLAYLIST FOR “SEASON FINALE 2021” (7.3.21)

4 Jul

It was the last show of the season. I’m off for two months replaced by live concerts from the Tanglewood Music Festival. But I’ll be keeping busy, once again firing up my ice cream truck and coming to a neighborhood near you. Here are some of the ice cream treats I’ll be featuring this year. Oh, and I also played a lot of songs about saying goodbye.

  • Wait till you try a Pandemic parfait. I know. I served this last year but I have a new variant this year. I think it’s a real killer.
  • This year I’ll be offering the Marjorie Taylor Green Sundae. Heavy on the whipped cream, heavier on the nuts
  • Of course I’ll have that old favorite, Cookie dough for the kid in you and play dough for the actual kids. They’ll eat it anyway.
  • How about my newest flavor – I just invented it in Jan. It’s Insurrection Ice Cream. It’s two parts Pabst Blue Ribbon and one part viagra. WARNING: If you have an Insurrection that lasts more than 4 hours, better call your lawyer.
  • One of my new favorites is Arizona chocolate chip. There are exactly 723 chocolate chips in a pint – we know because someone from Arizona has re-counted them three times.
  • Want something that’s locally sourced, non-GMO, organic, and recyclable? Try a napkin from the dispenser. My ice cream is a totally different story.
  • This year’s special offer: when you buy ten q-anon cones you get a free Jewish space laser.
  • Remember: My staff is fully vaccinated, they don’t wear masks, they don’t wear gloves, and they don’t wear hairnets – maybe I shouldn’t have told you that last one

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HELLO I MUST BE GOING  /  Groucho Marx  /  “Comedy Tonight: The Golden Age”
  • PLEASE DON’T TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I’M GONE  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Live At Carnegie Hall”
  • NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Pride & Joy”
  • WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “A Little Moonlight”
  • GOODBYE YESTERDAY  /  Buddy Rich Big Band  /  “Mercy, Mercy”
  • YOU WON’T FORGET ME  /  Melody Gardot  /  Sunset In Blue”
  • SO LONG YOU FOOL  ./  Sophie Milman  /  “Make Someone Happy”
  • DON’T LIKE GOODBYES  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art of Romance”
  • BYE BYE BLACKBIRD  /  Caity Gyorgy  /  “No Bounds”
  • IT’S A PITY TO SAY GOODNIGHT  /  Ann Burton  /  “He’s Funny That Way”
  • HOW DO YOU SAY AUF WEIDERSEHN  /  Freddy Cole & Bill Charlap  /  “Music Maestro Please”
  • WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT GOODBYE  /  Eydie Gorme  /  “Softly As I Leave you”
  • I WISH YOU LOVE  /  Toots Thielemans  /  “Chez Toots”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Calabria Foti  /  “In The Still of The Night”
  • GRAND OLD FLAG  /  Sweet Sue Terry  /  “Live At The Deer Head Inn”
  • TIME TO GO  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Dreams”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Nat Cole  /  “Just One Of Those Things”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Gregory Porter  /  “One Night Only”
  • GOODBYE FOR NOW  /  Rigmore Gustafsson w/ Radio String Quartet Vienna  /  “Calling You”
  • GOODBYE  /  Deborah Holly  /  “I’ll Never Forget You”
  • THE LAST DANCE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Reprise Rarities”
  • TOMORROW  /  Jennifer Nettles  /  “Always Like New”
  • SIGNING OFF  /  Helen Merrill  /  “You’ve Got A Date With The Blues”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MIXED MESSAGES” (5.29.21)

31 May

Webster may be the champion of spellers and Fowler the God of Grammar, but my mother was the unchallenged monarch of the mixed message, offering such gems as “Is that a new haircut? Maybe your friends won’t notice.” “That’s a funny joke. Do you think anyone will get it?” “A new job? Wonderful. I hope it’s not too much for you.” (I could go on and on and on – but I think you get the idea.) So this week I gave my audience a masterclass in Mixed Messages, passing along some of Mom’s favorite techniques and strategies with the help of some mixed message song combinations by some unequivocally great singers.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYTHING I HAVE IS YOURS  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • EVERYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU  /  Johanna Sillanpaa  /  “From This Side”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  Jacintha  / “Autumn Leaves”
  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “It’s A Good Day”
  • REMIND ME  /  Doris Day & Andre Previn  /  “Duets”
  • BLUE SKIES  /  Lyle Lovett  /  Smile”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Ann Hampton Callaway  /  “Ann Hampton Callaway”
  • BY MYSELF  /  Helen Merrill & Gordon Beck  /  “No Tears….No Goodbyes”
  • ALL I NEED NOW IS THE GIRL  /  Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington  /  “Francis A & Edward K”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley  /  Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley
  • I WANNA GET MARRIED  /  Nellie McKay  /  Get Away From Me”
  • STELLA BY STARLIGHT  /  Maynard Ferguson  /  “A Message From Birdland”
  • WITH A SONG IN MY HEART  /  Anita Wardell Quartet  /  “Until The Stars Fade”
  • I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes it Happen”
  • EARLY TO BED  /  Maud Hixson  /  (Demo)
  • NIGHT LIFE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “September Ballads”
  • TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “12 Nights In Hollywood”
  • DETOUR AHEAD  /  Jonathan Karrant & Joshua White  /  “Shadows Fall”
  • FAR AWAY PLACES  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Astoria: Portrait Of The Artist”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • I CAN’T WAIT TO MISS YOU  /  Jack Jones  /  “Love Ballad”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “COUPLES THERAPY” – AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST (11.7.20)

8 Nov

Knowing that a lot of people need therapy these days, and especially after Saturday, I played a show from last July. I thought I could help. Okay, really, I thought I could take the night off. This was my intro back then…

So I indulged in a bit of Couples Therapy this week – and before you start sending me your questions and telling me your troubles, let me explain what I meant. I played couples – married or not – who make or have made beautiful music together – literally. Where did the therapy come in? Wouldn’t you find it therapeutic to hear wonderful music like this? 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • GET OUT OF TOWN  /  Diane Marino & Frank Marino  /  “Loads Of Love”
  • MUSIC  /  Cleo Laine & John Dankworth /  “Cleo Laine Live At Carnegie Hall”
  • MIMOSA & ME  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Lovesick”
  • ME, MYSELF, AND I  /  Randy Crawford & Joe Sample  /  “Live”
  • LES AMOURS PERDUES  /  Stacey Kent & Jim Tomlinson  /  “I Know I Dream”
  • IF I HAD YOU  /  Veronica Nunn & Travis Shook  /  “Standard Delivery”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Bill Charlap & Renee Rosnes  /  “Double Portrait”
  • THE WICHITA LINEMAN  /  Tania Grubbs & Jeff Grubbs  /  “Live At Maureen’s Jazz Cellar”
  • CLOUDBURST/NOT GETTING MARRIED  /  Jessica Molaskey & John Pizzarelli  /  “Make Believe”
  • MOOD INDIGO  /  (Mystery Couple)  /  Jo Stafford & Paul Weston (Darlene & Jonathan Edwards)  /  “Jonathan Plays Fats (Almost)/Darlene Remembers Duke (Sometimes) ”
  • IT’S A WONDERFUL WORLD  /  Ann Richards & Stan Kenton  /  “Two Much”
  • THE MAN WITH THE HORN  /  Calabria Foti & Bob McChesney  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • RHYTHM OF LIFE  /  Trudy Kerr & Geoff Gascoyne  /  “Ted & Gladys: The Rhythm Of Life”
  • A FLOWER IS A LOVESOME THING  /  Lena Horne (arrangement by Lennie Hayton)  /  “Lena, A New Album”
  • HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT I LOVE YOU  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco & Shanna Morrison  /  “You’re Driving Me Crazy”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • I GOTTA RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES  /  (Mystery Couple)  /  Judy Holiday & Gerry Mulligan  /  “Holiday With Mulligan”
  • THE FEELING OF JAZZ  /  Shirley Scott & Stanley Turrentine  /  “Let It Go”
  • GRACIE’S RELATIVES  /  George Burns & Gracie Allen  /  “A Golden Hour of Comedy”
  • SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE  /  Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme  /  “At The Movies”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Tuck & Patti  /  “Love Warriors”
  • HOME ON THE RANGE  /  Janet Planet & Tom Washatka  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • LIKE A LOVER  /  Helen Merrill & Torrie Zito  /  “Casa Forte”
  • WHERE DO YOU START?  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley  /  “Broadway & Beyond”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “COUPLES THERAPY” (7.25.20)

26 Jul

So I indulged in a bit of Couples Therapy this week – and before you start sending me your questions and telling me your troubles, let me explain what I mean. I played couples – married or not – who make or have made beautiful music together – literally. Where did the therapy come in? Wouldn’t you find it therapeutic to hear wonderful music like this? 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • GET OUT OF TOWN  /  Diane Marino & Frank Marino  /  “Loads Of Love”
  • MUSIC  /  Cleo Laine & John Dankworth /  “Cleo Laine Live At Carnegie Hall”
  • MIMOSA & ME  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Lovesick”
  • ME, MYSELF, AND I  /  Randy Crawford & Joe Sample  /  “Live”
  • LES AMOURS PERDUES  /  Stacey Kent & Jim Tomlinson  /  “I Know I Dream”
  • IF I HAD YOU  /  Veronica Nunn & Travis Shook  /  “Standard Delivery”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Bill Charlap & Renee Rosnes  /  “Double Portrait”
  • THE WICHITA LINEMAN  /  Tania Grubbs & Jeff Grubbs  /  “Live At Maureen’s Jazz Cellar”
  • CLOUDBURST/NOT GETTING MARRIED  /  Jessica Molaskey & John Pizzarelli  /  “Make Believe”
  • MOOD INDIGO  /  (Mystery Couple)  /  Jo Stafford & Paul Weston (Darlene & Jonathan Edwards)  /  “Jonathan Plays Fats (Almost)/Darlene Remembers Duke (Sometimes) ”
  • IT’S A WONDERFUL WORLD  /  Ann Richards & Stan Kenton  /  “Two Much”
  • THE MAN WITH THE HORN  /  Calabria Foti & Bob McChesney  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • RHYTHM OF LIFE  /  Trudy Kerr & Geoff Gascoyne  /  “Ted & Gladys: The Rhythm Of Life”
  • A FLOWER IS A LOVESOME THING  /  Lena Horne (arrangement by Lennie Hayton)  /  “Lena, A New Album”
  • HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT I LOVE YOU  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco & Shanna Morrison  /  “You’re Driving Me Crazy”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • I GOTTA RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES  /  (Mystery Couple)  /  Judy Holiday & Gerry Mulligan  /  “Holiday With Mulligan”
  • THE FEELING OF JAZZ  /  Shirley Scott & Stanley Turrentine  /  “Let It Go”
  • GRACIE’S RELATIVES  /  George Burns & Gracie Allen  /  “A Golden Hour of Comedy”
  • SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE  /  Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme  /  “At The Movies”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Tuck & Patti  /  “Love Warriors”
  • HOME ON THE RANGE  /  Janet Planet & Tom Washatka  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • LIKE A LOVER  /  Helen Merrill & Torrie Zito  /  “Casa Forte”
  • WHERE DO YOU START?  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley  /  “Broadway & Beyond”
  • 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 “SEASON FINALE 2019 – SUMMER LISTENING ASSIGNMENTS” (6.29.19)

30 Jun

Turntable For One is on hiatus until August 31st. So, as I always do on the final program, I gave out summer listening assignments for July and August. Plus, as I also always do, I talked about the ice cream treats I’ll be serving on my summer job on a wandering ice cream truck.

On the menu this year: 20 different ice creams in one bowl. Last year I called it the Kitchen Sink sundae; this year: the Democratic debate sundae.

Last year I sold the classic orange sherbet treat, the skyrocket. This year I’m testing something new and explosive: Little Skyrocket Man.

How about a Polar Icecap sundae? (Which is really just a glass of warm water.)

New this year: the Bill Barr Milkshake – you can order it but it will never show up.

I’m trying out a new combination of mint and peach ice creams – I’m hoping peach-mint really catches on this summer.

Don’t forget about The Infrastructure Sundae – a combination of Rocky Road ice cream and crumbled bridge mix.

A green reminder: When you’re done with your ice cream, pass your spoon on to the next customer. (Hey – either you believe in recycling or you don’t!) 

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SOME OF THESE DAYS  /  Rebekah Victoria  /  “Songs Of The Decades”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  Jesse Belvin  /  “Mr. Easy”
  • I’M OLD FASHIONED  /  Gretje Angell  /  “In Any Key”
  • PURE IMAGINATION  /  John Doakes  /  “True Love”
  • IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE  /  Sarah McKenzie  /  “Secrets Of My Heart”
  • MAYBE I’M IN LOVE  /  Marina & The Kats  /  “Swingsalabim”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • I WON’T DANCE  /  Yamit Lemoine  /  “Ain’t Misbehavin’”
  • INTO EACH LIFE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • I CRIED FOR YOU  /  Ellen Andersson  /  ’S’Wonderful”
  • MANHATTAN  /  Nikki Parrott  /  “From New York To Paris”
  • GOING UPTOWN  /  Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Swing Out”
  • AGAIN  /  Nancy Kelly  /  “Remembering Mark Murphy”
  • AGAIN  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • YOU IRRITATE ME  /  Carla Starkie  /  “New Dawn”
  • TAKE A BITE  /  Margaret Whiting  /  “The Lady’s In Love With You”
  • THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bernie Sanders  /  “We Shall Overcome”
  • FIRE  /  The Ault Sisters  /  “Sisters In Song”
  • WHERE DO YOU GO?  /  Stan Getz Quartet  /  “Getz At The Gate”
  • THE MAN WITH THE HORN  /  Calabria Foti  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • DON’T LIKE GOODBYES  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • SIGNING OFF  /  Helen Merrill  /  “You’ve Got A Date With The Blues”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO CAFFEINE” (9.29.18)

30 Sep

September 29th was National Coffee Day and I celebrated with songs about coffee or tea – some of them peripherally, I confess. I also tossed in a few highly-caffeinated performances and songs. If caffeine songs don’t work, I may have to consider paying my audience to stay awake.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • COFFEE TIME  /  Andre Previn & Carmen McRae  /  “The Subterraneans”
  • COFFEE BREAK  /Tony Bennett  /  “Summer Of 42”
  • TEA FOR TWO  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • YOU’RE THE CREAM IN MY COFFEE  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • ON MY OWN  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “Anthem”
  • WHEN I TAKE MY SUGAR TO TEA  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ring-A-Ding-Ding”
  • THAT SUGAR BABY OF MINE  /  Jeanie Bryson  /  “Some Cats Know”
  • JINGLES  /  Dick Hyman  /  “Handful Of Keys”
  • THE WEATHER SONG  /  Cousin Alice  /  “All In A Day”
  • JAVA JIVE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tammy Grimes  /  “The Unmistakable Tammy Grimes”
  • BLACK COFFEE  /  Mary Stallings & Harry “Sweets” Edison  /  “Jazz Mood: Mood Indigo”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Freda Payne  /   “Come Back To Me Love”
  • TOM’S DINER  /  Suzanne Vega  /  “Solitude Standing”
  • GETTING TO KNOW YOU  /  Helen Merrill  /  “American Songbook Series”
  • THE COFFEE SONG  /  Hot Club Sandwich  /  “Café Matrix”
  • THE COFFEE SONG  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • TEA AND SYMPATHY  /  Janis Ian  /  “Between The Lines”
  • WELL, YOU NEEDN’T  /  Cody Owen Stine Trio  /  (From An Unreleased Live Performance)
  • BURNING THE TOAST  / Suzy Bogguss  /  “A Twist Of Jazz”
  • COFFEE IN A PAPER CUP  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  “Mandy Patinkin”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • YOU’RE GETTING TO BE A HABIT WITH ME  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • I’VE GOT JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING  /  Tuck & Patti  /  “Tears Of Joy”
  • COFFEE  /  Ron Boustead  /  “Unlikely Valentine”
  • MY ROMANCE  /  Tuck & Patti  /  “Tears Of Joy”
  • YOUNG GIRL BLUES  /  Donovan  /  “In Concert At The Anaheim Convention Center”
  • LOSING MY MIND  /  Sue Matthews  /  “One At A Time”
  • PARIS MISMATCH   /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SUMMER LISTENING ASSIGNMENTS” THE SEASON FINALE (6.30.18

30 Jun

I’ll be off the air for July and August, pre-empted by live concerts from Tanglewood. So, once again, as a goodbye treat, I offered listeners music to listen to during the summer which we can discuss when I return in September (I expect complete essays with full bibliographies). I’m sure America will be great again by the time I get back. In truth I just hope we survive to see the Fall.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • INTO EACH LIFE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • IT’S A GOOD DAY  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Live”
  • YOU LEAVE ME BREATHLESS  /  John Doakes  /  “Forever Reasons”
  • BLUE MOON  /  Allegra Levy  /  “Looking At The Moon”
  • TRAVELING LIGHT  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving Me Crazy”
  • SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT  /  Diane Marino  /  “Soul Serenade”
  • THE TEXTING SONG  /  Dave Tull  /  “Texting & Driving”
  • LET ME LOVE YOU  /  Lauren Henderson  /  “Armame”
  • CAN’T KEEP IT INSIDE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Benedict Cumberbatch  /  “August Osage County” Soundtrack
  • I WANT YOUR LOVE  /  Sarah Lancman & Toku  /  “A Contretemps”
  • NATURE BOY / John Coltrane / “The Lost Album”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At Zardi’s”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross  /  “The Hottest New Group In Jazz”
  • NIGHT IN TUNISIA  /  Stacey & Alan Schulman  /  “As Is”
  • YOU GO TO MY HEAD  /  Tony DeSare & Ed Decker  /  “One For My Baby”
  • NOT MY TIME  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Erroll Garner  /  “Night Concert”
  • BLUE DRAG  /  Linda Carone  /  “Black Moonlight”
  • CHICKADEE ‘N COCKADOODLEDOO  /  Annie Sellick  /  “Annie & The Hot Club
  • ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT  /  Paul Buchanan & Chris Botti  /  “To Love Again”
  • I CAN’T SEE FOR LOOKIN’  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “You’ll Never Know”
  • THAT AFTERNOON IN HARLEM  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Company I Keep”
  • MICKEY MOUSE MARCH  /  Julie London  /  Nice Girls Don’t Stay For Breakfast”
  • SIGNING OFF  /  Helen Merrill  /  “You’ve Got A Date With The Blues”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine


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PLAYLIST FOR “MISS YOU, MR. MERCER” (5.26.18)

28 May

This week, almost on the anniversary of his death, I barely scratched the surface of Johnny Mercer’s 1400 songs.  A valiant effort, a daunting task, but a couple hours of great music.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MISS YOU MR. MERCER  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • DAY IN DAY OUT  /  Nat King Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Johnny Mercer Songbook”
  • THE DAYS OF WINE & ROSES  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Live At The Bugle Boy”
  • JEEPERS CREEPERS  /  Julius LaRosa  /  “Julius LaRosa”
  • COME RAIN OR COME SHINE/  Nancy LaMott  /  “Come Rain Or Come Shine”
  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Sammy Davis & Count Basie  /  “Our Shining Hour”
  • TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS  /  Helen Merrill  /  “Casa Forte”
  • WHATCHA MA CALL IT  /  Johnny Mercer  /  “Moon River”
  • EMILY  /  Bill Evans Trio  /  “Turn Out The Stars”
  • SATIN DOLL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  The Coasters  /  “Johnny Mercer Covers”
  • MY NEW CELEBRITY IS YOU  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • TRAV’LIN’ LIGHT  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving me Crazy”
  • LAURA  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Portrait of Kevin Mahogany”
  • LAZYBONES  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Sister Orchid”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  Jazzmeia Horn  /  “A Social Call”
  • DREAM  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ringo Starr  /  “Sentimental Journey”
  • WHEN OCTOBER GOES  /  Barry Manilow  /  “2:00 AM Paradise Café”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Bye Bye Blackbird”
  • DRINKING AGAIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The World We Knew”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Tony DeSare  /  “One For My Baby”
  • SKYLARK  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • AND SO TO BED  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “John Pizzarelli Salutes Johnny Mercer”
  •  PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “NEVER SAY NEVER” – AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST (RERUN) (3.31.18)

2 Apr

If there’s a rule about an exception to every rule, doesn’t that mean there must be a rule with no exception? Think about that as you look down the list of singers and songs helping me to break one of the tiresome rules I’ve heard my whole life – Never Say Never! Really? You try singing these songs without singing that word.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I NEVER LOVED ANYONE  /  Carol Sloane  /  “We’ll Meet Again”
  • I’LL NEVER BE THE SAME  /  Anna Sise  /  “But Beautiful”
  • NEVERTHELESS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice ‘N’ Easy”
  • NOW OR NEVER  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “The Best Of Love Songs”
  • IF WE NEVER MEET AGAIN  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. Lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • THE MIDNIGHT SUN WILL NEVER SET  /  Quincy Jones  /  “I Dig Dancers”
  • NEVER LET ME GO  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Never Let Me Go”
  • I’VE NEVER BEEN I LOVE BEFORE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ethan Hawke  /  “Born To Be Blue Soundtrack”
  • I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN  /  Rigmor Gustafsson & Jacky Terrasson Trio  /  “Close To You”
  • IF I NEVER GET TO PARIS  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Gin Fizz Fandango”
  • NEVER MAKE YOU MOVE TOO SOON  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Bill Henderson Live At The Vic”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Helen Merrill  /  “Live At Nalen”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Accentuate The Positive”
  • ONE NEVER KNOWS, DOES ONE?  /  Lily Frost  /  “Too Hot For Words”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant  /  “Dreams & Daggers”
  • I’LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN  /  Laila Biali  /  “Live In Concert”
  • YOU’LL NEVER KNOW  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Nat King Cole: The Ultimate Edition”
  • THE TWELFTH OF NEVER  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At Carnegie Hall”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Art Blakey  /  “Kyoto”
  • I NEVER MEANT TO HURT YOU  /  Audrey Martin  /  “Living Room”
  • THE PEOPLE THAT YOU NEVER GET TO LOVE  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “The People That You Never Get To Love”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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