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PLAYLIST FOR “EAST COAST VS WEST COAST” (5.27.17)

29 May

Saturday night I held a competition in which there were no losers, only winners – I mean, both the artists and the audience. If only real life were like that.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album title

  • LULLABY OF BROADWAY  /  Tony Bennett & The Dixie Chicks  /  “Duets: An American Classic”
  • LULLABY OF BIRDLAND  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Twelve Nights In Hollywood”
  • I’M ALWAYS DRUNK IN SAN FRANCISCO  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “Live Session”
  • NEW YORK’S MY HOME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Lazy Afternoon”
  • AUTUMN IN NEW YORK  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Fly With Me”
  • OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING  /  Rosemary Clooney & The L.A. Jazz Choir  /  “70- A 70th Birthday Celebration:
  • LOVE YOU MADLY  /  New York Voices  /  “A Day Like This”
  • WEST COAST BLUES  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • WELCOME TO L.A.  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Keith Carradine  /  “Welcome To L.A. Soundtrack”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  New West Guitar Group w/ Tierney Sutton  /  “Send One Your Love”
  • SUNDAY IN NEW YORK  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Hello Dolly To Goodbye Charlie”
  • TRAFFIC AND WEATHER  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Language”
  • JUST OVER THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE  /  Art Garfunkel  /  “Up Till Now”
  • BROOKLYN BRIDGE  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Great City”
  • IN A NEW YORK MINUTE  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In every Bar”
  • GROOVIN’ HIGH  /  Art Pepper  /  “Art Pepper + 11”
  • GROOVIN’ HIGH  /  Dizzy Gillespie Big Band  /  Feel Good Jazz”
  • DO YOU MISS NEW YORK?  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Classics”
  • SLUMMING ON PARK AVENUE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Steve Buscemi  /  “The Imposters”
  • SAN FRANCISCO BAY BLUES  /  Phoebe Snow  /  “Phoebe Snow”
  • GOD ONLY KNOWS  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “It’s A Quiet Thing”
  • KILLED A CAT  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Silver Morning”
  • MANHATTAN  /  Sara Bareilles  /  “The Blessed Unrest”
  • MANHATTAN  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • CALIFORNIA DREAMING  /  Emy Tseng  /  “Sonho”
  • AFTERNOON IN HARLEM  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Company I Keep”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “STATES I’VE BEEN IN” (11.19.16)

22 Nov

No, this wasn’t a geography lesson. I’m talking about states of mind, some I visit regularly, some I try to avoid, some I’ve been stranded in ever since the election.

(State Of Mind)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • (Mourning)  /  BIRD ON A WIRE  /  Leonard Cohen  /  “Songs Live”
  • I DON’T WANT MUCH  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend: Live In California”
  • (Bliss)  /  CHEEK TO CHEEK  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Ella & Louis”
  • (Indecision)  /  UNDECIDED  /  Amy Farris  /  “Anyway”
  • UNDECIDED BLUES  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Playing With My Friends”
  • (Amazement)  /  IT AMAZES ME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • (Disbelief)  /  I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT YOU’RE IN LOVE WITH ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session”
  • (Resignation)  /  COMES LOVE  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Billie’s Best”
  • FAILURE FACE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Rod McKuen  /  “A Boy Named Charlie Brown”
  • (Spirituality)  /  NAIMA  /  Charles Lloyd  /  “Autumn In New York”
  • (Grace)  /  HOUSE OF GRACE  /  Billy Brandt  /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor”
  • (Self-Deception)  /  I HAVEN’T GOT ANY BETTER TO DO  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • (Optimism)  /  BLUESETTE  /  Mel Torme & Buddy Rich Orchestra  /  “When I Found You”
  • (Not Optimism)  /  LITTLE GIRL BLUE  /  Nina Simone  /  “After Hours”
  • (Horny Dog)  /  WHATCHA GONNA DO ON MONDAY  /  Andy Scott  /  “Angels”
  • (Horny Dog Response)  /  DOWN BOY  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “I Like Men”
  • (Neediness)  /  DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • (Unrequited Love)  /  SWEETHEART  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Great City”
  • (Euphoria)  /  ON A CLEAR DAY  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Boston Concert”
  • (Shock)  /  GUESS WHO I SAW TODAY  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson  /  “Two’s Company”
  • (Innocence Or Ignorance?  /  SIMON SMITH AND HIS AMAZING DANCING BEAR  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • (Higher Consciousness)  /  THE WATERS OF MARCH  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • (Glass Half-Full)  /  THE RAINBOW CONNECTION  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • (Glass Half-Empty)  /  I THINK IT’S GOING TO RAIN TODAY  /  Norah Jones  /  “Higher Ground”
  • (Prayer)  /  COME SUNDAY  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Sophisticated Lady”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “BREAKING NEWS” (4.11.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzvocalists #prx

13 Apr

Every story on the cable news channels is presented as BREAKING NEWS! The hype and hyperbole were driving me crazy…until I remembered why they’re doing it – to keep the audience interested, tuned in, and awake. Hey, that’s exactly what I want, too. So I presented every song this week as a BREAKING NEWS story, everything from breaking news about Justin Bieber (“I Won’t Grow Up”) to a home invasion (“The Three Bears”) to a new statement from Edward Snowden to America (“You’d Be So Nice To Come Home to”) to the discovery of the Fountain Of Youth (“Young At Heart”). Maybe I didn’t get all the stories right, but isn’t that the hallmark of BREAKING NEWS: get it fast, not right?

 

 SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • IT’S TOO DARN HOT  /  Mel Torme  /  “Swings Shubert Alley”
  • LET’S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Ella & Louis”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”
  • I WON’T GROW UP  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “From The Vaults”
  • TRAFFIC AND WEATHER  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Language”
  • THREE BEARS  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Mark Winkler Sings Bobby Troup”
  • BROOKLYN BRIDGE  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Great City”
  • TAKE ME OUT OT THE BALL GAME  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  “Mamaloshen”
  • TAKE ME OUT OT THE BALL GAME  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Take Me Out To The Ball Game”
  • I APOLOGIZE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN  /  Rigmor Gustafsson & Jacky Terrasson  /  “Close To You”
  • WILD MAN ON THE LOOSE  /  Mose Allison  /  “Lessons In Living”
  • B LUE SKIES  /  Veronneau  /  “Joy Of Living”
  • BE CAREFUL IT’S MY HEART  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares for Me”
  • YOUNG AT HEART  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “It’s A Good Day”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SEASON FINALE 2014” (6.28.14)

28 Jun

I’m going to be taking two months off from doing live shows, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop listening to great jazz vocals. Herewith are your summer listening assignments. 

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SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THREE LITTLE WORDS/SIR DUKE  /  Bria Skonberg  /  “Into Your Own”
  • CAN’T WE BEGIN AGAIN  /  Joey DeFrancesco/Joe Doggs  /  “Falling In Love Again”
  • SOMETHIN’ LIKE LOVE  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “Rebecca Kilgore’s Lovefest at the Pizzarelli Party”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Kellye Gray  /  “KG3 Live At The Bugle Boy
  • SUMMERTIME  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • I DON’T WANT TO  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Second Hand Smoke
  • EMBRACEABLE YOU  /  Laura Nyro  /  “Angel In The Dark”
  • I DON’T KNOW WHY (I JUST DO)  /  (Mystery Trumpet Player)  /  Joe Williams/Harry “Sweets” Edison  /  “Together”
  • BROOKLYN BRIDGE  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Great City”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Jackie Ryan/Terry Gibbs/Swing Fever  /  “Grand Masters of Jazz”
  • JAZZ IS A SPECIAL TASTE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Sweet Spot”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)
  • SIGNING OFF  /  Helen Merrill  /  “You’ve Got A Date With Helen Merrill”

 

PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE WINTER OLYMPICS” (2.8.14)

8 Feb

A musical tribute to the Winter games and, most especially, to the Olympic athletes. I watch them and I can’t believe how they do what they do. Of course, I feel the same way about our tax accountants. 

WINTER OLYMPIC SPORT  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title 

  • OPENING CEREMONY  /  RUSSIAN LULLABY  /  Tony Bennett/Dizzy Gillespie  /  “Bennett/Berlin”
  • LIGHTING THE TORCH (SONG)  /  GUESS I’LL HANG MY TEARS OUT TO DRY  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • PAIRS SKATING  /  SIDE BY SIDE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • DOWNHILL RACING  /  YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • ICE DANCING  /  DANCING IN THE DARK  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Dance With Me”
  • MEDAL CEREMONY  /  YOU’RE THE TOP  /  Patricia Barber  /  “The Cole Porter Mix”
  • FREESTYLE SKIING  /  PICK YOURSELF UP  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Molly Ringwald  /  “Except Sometimes”
  • CURLING  /  I’M LIKE A NEW BROOM   /  Jonathan Schwartz  /  “Alone Together” 
  • PASSING THE TORCH (SONG)  /  CRY ME A RIVER  /  Nancy Harms  /  “In The Indigo”
  • TWO MAN BOBSLED  /  TOGETHER WHEREVER WE GO  /  The Hi-Los  /  “Broadway Playbill”
  • “I CAN SEE RUSSIA”  /  NO ONE AFTER YOU  /  Hilary Gardner (Wasilla Native)  /  “The Big City”
  • “I HAVE SEEN RUSSIA”  /  ORCHI CHORNYE  /  Sophie Milman (Russian Born)  /  “Sophie Milman”
  • SPEED SCATTING  /  S’QUA BADU BOP  /  Ori Dagan/Sophia Perlman  /  “Scat’s Got My Tongue”
  • CLOSING CEREMONY  /  NORDIC POLSKA  /  The Real Group & Rajaton  /  
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

 

 

PLAYLIST FOR 2013 THE TURNTABLE FOR ONE YEAR IN REVIEW (12.28.13)

28 Dec

 A fond look back at the year that was and some of the musical themes I featured during 2013, or, in other words, an hour of reflection on unfulfilled possibilities. My kind of New Year’s Party. Hope yours is a good one, too. 

Talk to you next Saturday night!

2013 MUSICAL THEME  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title  

  • ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT  /  PLEASE BE KIND  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First”
  • SURPRISE ENDINGS  /  I SHOULD CARE  /  Diahann Carroll/Andre Previn  /  “The Magic Of Diahann Carroll”
  • ALL ALONE  /  SOLITUDE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “BENNETT ON HOLIDAY”
  • FINDING MY RELIGION  /  GOD WILL  /  Holly Cole  /  “Blame It On My Youth”
  • MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE NSA  /  TELL ME ALL ABOUT YOURSELF  /  Nat Cole  /  “Tell Me All About Yourself”
  • WEEKEND DANCE MARATHON  /  SHALL WE DANCE  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan in The Rain”
  • ASKING FOR TROUBLE  /  I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • TRIBUTE TO THE INANIMATE OBJECT  /  BROOKLYN BRIDGE  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Great City”
  • FAVORITE 2013 MYSTERY VOCALIST  /  PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Wilford Brimley  /  “Wilford Brimley with the Jeff Hamilton Trio”
  • PITY PARTY  /  GOOD GUY  /  Tricia Yearwood  /  “Stormy Weather”
  • HUNGER GAMES  /  HUNGRY MAN  /  Mark Winkler   /  “West Coast Cool”
  • TRIBUTE TO THE DECLARATIVE SENTENCE  /  YOU TURNED THE TABLES ON ME  /  Delicatessen  /  “Good Night Kiss
  • HERE’S TO 2014!  /  MAKING IT UP AS WE GO ALONG  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Language” 
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

PLAYLIST FOR “SUMMER LISTENING ASSIGNMENTS” (6.22.13)

22 Jun

A few familiar singers and a number of promising new ones, all for your Summer listening consideration, and in case you weren’t taking notes…well, see below.  

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • GET OUT OF TOWN  /  Diane Marino  /  “Loads Of Love”
  • YOU BETTER KNOW IT  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old, New, Borrowed, & The Blues”
  • BABY DREAM YOUR DREAM  /  Marlene VerPlanck  /  “Ballads…Mostly”
  • SUMMERTIME  /  Bela Karoli  /  “Furnished Rooms”
  • MAYBE  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Something Like Love”
  • PAT’S WALTZ  /  Django Fesitival Allstars  /  “Live At Birdland”
  • MY MOTHER WOULD LIKE YOU  /  Heather Rigdon  /  “Young And Naïve”
  • STRANGER IN PARADISE  /  (Mystery Vocalist(  /  Sammy Davis  /  “All-Star Spectacular”
  • THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU  /  Tony Bennett/Dave Brubeck  /  “Bennett & Brubeck: The White House Sessions”
  • BROOKLYN BRIDGE  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Great City”
  • A LA POURSUITE DES MAREES  /  Laila Biali  /  “Live In Concert”
  • CALIFORNIA SHOESHINE BOYS  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • A MAN WHO CAN COOK  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • RICH INTERIOR LIFE  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Don’t Cry For No Hipster”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Theme Music)