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PLAYLIST FOR “THE ‘I’ WORD” (6.22.19)

23 Jun

The “I” Word – it’s one hot topic these days, although there are a lot of people in D.C. so nervous about it they can’t can’t bring themselves to say the entire word. Hence: The “I” Word. Well, I can think of a bunch of “I” Word songs that directly apply to or illustrate what’s happening in our world today. I did save some personal favorites for the last half hour of the show. 

(“I”-Word)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • (Irresponsible)  /  CALL ME IRRESPONSIBLE  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Hello Dolly To Goodbye Charlie”
  • (Invite)  /  IF I HAD YOU  /  Nnenna Freelon  /  “Live”
  • (Intransigence)  /  I WON’T DANCE  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • (Irritating)  /  YOU IRRITATE ME SO  /  Audrey Morris  /  “The Voice Of Audrey Morris”
  • (Irrational)  /  I DON’T KNOW WHY  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • (Idiocy)  /  YOU’RE A CAD  /  Hilary Gardner & Charles Ruggiero  /  “The Bird & The Bee”
  • (Absolute Immunity)  /  I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • (Impossible)  /  THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  The Singing Nuns  /  “Sounds Of Joyous Music”
  • (Instructive)  /  IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Brianna Thomas & Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Swing Out”
  • (Irony)  /  I’M NOT TALKING  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles”
  • (Imbroglio)  /  WAITER, OH WAITER  /  Stacey Kent  /  “The Changing Lights”
  • (Immature)  /  I DON’T WANT TO  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Second Hand Smoke”
  • (Imagination)  /  IMAGINATION  /  Jesse Belvin  /  “Mr. Easy”
  • (Intermission)  /  INTERMISSION RIFF  /  Stan Kenton Orchestra  /  “Stompin’ At Newport”
  • (Indefatigable)  /  WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Songs Were Made To Sing”
  • (Innocence)  /  BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • (Indulgent)  /  GEE, BABY, AIN’T I GOOD TO YOU  /  Haley Reinhart/Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /“The Capitol Sessions”
  • (Infinite)  /  LOST IN THE STARS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  William Shatner w/ Ernie Watts  /  “Seeking Major Tom”
  • (Immoral)  /  I WANT TO BE EVIL  /  Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings  /  “Groovin”
  • (Idealistic)  /  THE RAINBOW CONNECTION  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • (Immutable)  /  WHY TRY TO CHANGE ME NOW  /  Marlene VerPlanck  /  “Ballads…Mostly”
  • (Irreplaceable)  /  LATE LAMENT  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “After The Fall”
  • (Incomparable)  /  I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At Dukes’ Place”
  • (Insightful)  /  FRAGILE  /  Sting  /  “Live In Berlin”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LOOK WHAT I FOUND IN THE MAILBOX!” (5.25.19)

27 May

Instead of a theme, instead of featuring the oft-heard Turntable For One regulars – Sinatra, Tony, Carmen, Ella, Nina, etc. – I put Saturday’s show together with only some of the new music I received in the mail (both physical and virtual) in just the past two weeks. I generously didn’t go into the other things I find in my mail – things like memorial headstone catalogs and threatening letters from Social Security since they found out that I am neither social nor secure. Also: here’s a shout out to all of the singers and musicians listed below – young and old – and to their promoters; without them my audience and I would just have to stare at each other for two hours, and I think we know who would lose that staring contest.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I FELL IN LOVE WITH YOU  /  Sarah McKenzie  /  “Songs Of My Heart”
  • COME LOVE  /  John Doakes  /  “True Love”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING  /  Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra  /  “Along for The Ride”
  • METEOR  /  Hilary Gardner & Charles Ruggiero  /  “The Bird & The Bee”
  • KEEPIN’ OUT OF MISCHIEF  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “Welcome Home Bon Voyage”
  • AUTUMN  /  Abigail Rockwell  /  “Autumn Noir”
  • WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Once In A While”
  • HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Tierney Sutton & Alan Bergman  /  “Screenplay”
  • MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT  /  Betty Carter  /  “And The Music Never Stops”ˆ
  • IT’S ALRIGHT WITH ME  /  Stan Getz  /  “Getz At The Gate”
  • GET ON WITH IT  /  Marina & The Kats  /  Swingsalabim”
  • FRANCIS DOESN’T CARE FOR THE BLUES  /  Billy Brandt  /  “City Noir”
  • PRELUDE TO A KISS  /  Calabria Foti  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • THEM THERE EYES  /  Yamit Lemoine & The Vinyl Blvd.  /  “Ain’t Misbehavin’”
  • DO IT THE HARD WAY  /  Rebecca DuMaine & Dave Miller Combo  /  Chez Nous”
  • BLACKBIRD  /  Casey Abrams  /  “Jazz”
  • MILONGA DEL ANGEL  /  Anat Cohen Tentet  /  “Triple Helix”
  • LIFE’S A LESSON  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Ben There Done That”
  • WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Song Were Made To sing”
  • WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS  /  Paul Jost  /  “Simple Life”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “UNCIVIL DISCOURSE” (5.19.19)

19 May

Angry. Bitter. Vindictive. Sarcastic. Belittling. Bullying – no I’m not trying to come up with my professional wrestler name. Haven’t you noticed? That’s how people talk to each other these days. Whatever happened to listening? Whatever happened to “if you don’t have anything nice to say…” I mean, whatever happened to civil discourse? I know, that’s so old world. Okay, I’ll join the new world – if only for two hours. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • GOODY GOODY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra & Swingin’ Brass”
  • EVERYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU  /  Johanna Sillanpaa  /  “From This Side”
  • YOUR MIND IS ON VACATION  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “Real Emotional”
  • IN THE NAME OF LOVE  /  Alan & Stacey Schulman  /  “As Is”
  • HOUND DOG  /  Casey Abrams  /  “Jazz”
  • SO LONG YOU FOOL  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Make Someone Happy”
  • KILLED A CAT  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Silver Morning”
  • BABY I DON’T CRY OVER YOU  /  Yamit Lemoine  /  “Ain’t Misbehavin’”
  • DON’T LET THE SUN CATCH YOU CRYING  /  Ray Charles  /  “The Genius of Ray Charles”
  • WHY DON’T YOU DO RIGHT  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Amy Irving  /  “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”
  • IT’S TOO LATE /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “The Vienna Affair”
  • DO NOTHING TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Bennett Sing Ellington: Hot & Cool”
  • I’M GONNA LOCK MY HEART  /  Karina Corradini  /  “Bridge To Infinity”
  • LET’S TALK ABOUT ME  /  The Hot Club Sandwich  /  “At The Matrix”
  • MOST GENTLEMEN DON’T LIKE LOVE  /  Betty Carter  /  “The Cole Porter Songbook”
  • GIRL TALK  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “Girl Talk”
  • DANCE ON YOUR OWN  /  Carol Welsman  /  “I Like Men”
  • GET OUT OF TOWN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Dirk Bogarde  /  “Lyrics For Lovers”
  • YOU’RE A CAD  /  Hilary Gardner & Charles Ruggiero  /  “The Bird & The Bee”
  • CAN’T WE BE FRIENDS?  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Once In A While”
  • YOU’RE BLASÉ  /  Stan Getz  /  “Spring Is Here”
  • YOU IRRITATE ME SO  /  Hetty Kate & The Dan McLean Hot Six  /  “The Umbrella Man”
  • TELL ME THE TRUTH  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “This Is Living”
  • LIVING IN THE WRONG TIME  /  Paul Jost  /  “Simple Life”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “KICKING IT ‘OLD’ SCHOOL” (2.9.19)

10 Feb

I don’t get it why people are so negative about the word, old. Some of our greatest songwriters have used that word in some of their greatest songs. And some of our youngest singers are giving new voice to these old songs. I say, this grievous mistake must be corrected. (Or am I just up to my old tricks, trying to fill two hours with music? You be the judge…)

SONG TITLE  /  ARTIST  /  CD Or Album title

  • I’M OLD FASHIONED  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Dream”
  • OLD DEVIL MOON  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • YOU’RE AN OLD SMOOTHIE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald: The First Lady Of Song”
  • THAT OLD DEVIL CALLED LOVE  /  Joe Coughlin  /  “Low Down West Broadway”
  • SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES  /  Hilary Gardner & Ehud Asherie  /  “The Late Set”
  • WHEN YOU ARE OLD AND GRAY  /  Tom Lehrer  /  “The Old Dope Peddler”
  • OLD FOLKS  /  Etta Jones  /  “Love Shout”
  • OLD TIMES SAKE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “You Got What It Takes”
  • LET’S TAKE AN OLD FASHIONED WALK  /  Melissa Walker  /  “I Saw The Sky”
  • OLD ROCKIN’ CHAIR  /  (Mystery Vocalist)   /  Dick Van Dyke  /  “Step Back In Time”
  • THAT OLD FEELING  /  Dorothy Dandridge  /  “Smooth Operator”
  • THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  Loston Harris  /  “Why Try To Change Me Now”
  • AN OLD STUFFED SOFA  /  April Barrows  /  “My Dream Is You”
  • MY OLD FLAME  /  Stan Kenton  /  “The Stan Kenton Orchestra In Concert?”
  • MARRIAGE IS FOR OLD FOLKS  /  Nina Simone  /  “I Put A spell On You”
  • OLD FASHIONED WAY  /  Kristin Berardi  /  “Kristin Berardi Meets The Jazzgroove Mothership Orch.”
  • I JUST WANT ALL OF MY STUFF  /  Chaise Lounge (ft. Marilyn Older  /  Dot-Dot-Dot
  • IT’S A LONESOME OLD TOWN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Richard Chamberlain  /  “Richard Chamberlain Sings”
  • OLD COUNTRY  /  Shirley Horn  /  “I Love You Paris”
  • OLD FRIENDS  /  Simon & Garfunkel  /  “Bookends”
  • OLD FRIENDS  /  Rosemary Clooney  /   Demi-Centennial”
  • WHEN I GROW TOO OLD TO DREAM  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • OLD FASHIONED GAL  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • DEAR OLD STOCKHOLM  /  Stan Getz & Chet Baker  /  “Stan Getz & Chet Baker: The Stockholm Concerts”
  • GOOD OLD DAYS  /  Jenny Evans  /  “Shiny Stockings”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “TRIBUTE TO HAROLD ARLEN” (2.24.18)

26 Feb

Harold Arlen was born in February. I was not. But the differences don’t end there. He wrote more than 500 songs. I haven’t. And that’s not all. He’s dead and I’m not – hold on while I get a second opinion…

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Frank Sinatra  / “Ultimate Sinatra”
  • LET’S FALL IN LOVE  /  Diana Krall  /  “Live In Paris”
  • SLEEPIN’ BEE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
  • I NEVER HAS SEEN SNOW  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Late Set”
  • COME RAIN OR SHINE  /  Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band  /  “At The Village Gate”
  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Sara Gazark  /  “Yours”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN  /  John Doaks  /  “Forever Reasons”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A HEART  /  Michelle Lordi  /  “Drive”
  • GET HAPPY  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • TODAY I LOVE EVERYBODY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Harold Arlen  /  “Harold Sings Arlen”
  • AS LONG AS I LIVE  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT GOODBYE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “The Complete Roulette Sarah Vaughan Studio Sessions”
  • OUT OF THIS WORLD  /  Tony Bennett & Stan Getz  /  “Jazz”
  • I GOT A RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES  /  Billie Holiday  /  “The Complete Billie Holiday On Verve”
  • IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • I WONDER WHAT BECAME OF ME  /  Toots Thielemans & Trijntje Oosterhuis  /  “One More For The Road”
  • WHEN THE SUN COMES OUT  /  Rahsaan Roland Kirk  /  “Relaxed Jazz”
  • HAPPY WITH THE BLUES  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Love Held Lightly”
  • HOORAY FOR LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Harold Arlen Songbook”
  • DOWN WITH LOVE  /  Janet Seidel  /  “Winter Moon”
  • EASY STREET  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Louis Armstrong & Gary Crosby  /  “The Decca Singles”
  • SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Great Voices Of Harlem”
  • THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY  /  Judy Garland  /  “Judy At Carnegie”
  • DON’T LIKE GOODBYES  /  Ed Reed  /  “The Song Is You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “PLEASE AND THANK YOU” (10.14.17)

23 Oct

Getting in the spirit for WMNR’s Fall Fundraising drive this week, I played songs with the magic words, Please and Thank You during the first hour or so. I also invited listeners to pledge and if they did, they could request or song and I’d play it during the second hour of the show.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • PLEASE BE KIND  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • PLEASE DON’T TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I’M GONE  /  Nancy Kelly  /  “B That Way”
  • BABY WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • THANKS FOR THE MEMORY  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Rosemary Clooney Sings Ballads”
  • PLEASE CALL ME BABY  /  Tom Waits  /  “The Heart Of Saturday Night”
  • OPPORTUNITY PLEASE KNOCK  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • UN CAFÉ S’IL VOUS PLAIT  /  Paris Café Jazz  /  “Paris Café Jazz Favorites”
  • MERCI MADAME LA  VIE  /  Charles Aznavour  /  “Olympia Fevier 1976”
  • PLEASE DON’T KISS ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Carla Bruni  /  “French Touch”
  • BABY’S REQUEST  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses At The Bottom”
  • JUST SQUEEZE ME  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella In Rome”
  • DINNER FOR ONE, PLEASE, JAMES  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad And Blues Master”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • PLEASE SEND ME SOMEONE TO LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “You’ve Got What It Takes”
  • LUCK BE A LADY  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Late Set”
  • I LOVE MY WIFE  /  Ron Boustead  /  “Unlikely Valentine”
  • JINGLES  /  Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra  /  “Handful Of Keys”
  • LUCKY TO BE ME  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Company I Keep”
  • OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Judy Garland  /  “Judy At Carnegie”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  Calabria Foti  /  “In The Still Of The Night”
  • YOU’RE MY THRILL  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant  /  “Dreams & Daggers”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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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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