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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO BITTERNESS” (3.23.19)

23 Mar

Generally it takes 12 muscles to smile and 11 muscles to frown. But the 25 songs I played don’t even begin to capture the complexity, the intensity, the subtleties,  and the diversity of bitterness. If I left out your favorite, don’t be bitter. I only have two hours. But, at least I did prove that even Canadians can be bitter. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • THE RULES OF THE ROAD  /  Nat Cole  /  “Let’s Face The Music”
  • BITTER WITH THE SWEET  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Twentysomething”
  • BEFORE HE CHEATS  /  Ana Gasteyer  /  “I’m Hip”
  • NOT YOU  /  Ian Thomas  /  “Passing Through”
  • CRY ME A RIVER  /  Nancy Harms  /  “In The Indigo”
  • I’D RATHER DRINK MUDDY WATER  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old New, Borrowed, & The Blues”
  • THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS LOVE  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “’Round Midnight”
  • FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Falling In Love With Love”
  • SPRING IS HERE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Connie Stevens  /  “Conchetta”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Till Bronner & Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orchestra  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • THIS FUNNY WORLD  /  Ian Shaw  /  “Taking It To Hart”
  • NO ONE EVER TELLS YOU  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Listen Here
  • MY COUNTRY USED TO ME  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Do You Miss New York: Live”
  • I’M THROUGH WITH LOVE  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Marvin Gaye  /  “When I’m Alone I Cry”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Ahmad Jamal  /  “Cross Country Tour Vol. 1”
  • GOD WILL  /  Holly Cole  /  “Blame It On My Youth”
  • I GOT A RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES  /  Tony Bennett & Bonnie Raitt  /  “Playin’ With My Friends
  • THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY  /  Judy Garland  /  “Judy At Carnegie”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Only The Lonely”
  • I’M GONNA LAUGH YOU RIGHT OUT OF MY LIFE  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • LUSH LIFE  /  Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane  /  “Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE RHETORICAL QUESTION” (11.22.14)

22 Nov

Is there really a difference between asking a rhetorical question and talking to yourself? That’s one of the few rhetorical questions I didn’t pose this week. But aren’t the songs and the singers below stellar enough? (That’s a rhetorical question.)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title 

  • HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Cyrille Aimee & The Surreal Band”
  • SHOULD I  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session”
  • HAVEN’T WE MET  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • WHY SHOULDN’T I?  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “For Those Who Think Young”
  • NOT YOU  /  Ian Thomas  /  “Just Passing Through”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC  /  Betty Carter & Carmen McRae  /  “Duets”
  • WOULDN’T IT BE LOVERLY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Rosanne Cash  /  “Columbia Records Radio Hour Vol. 1”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • AM I BLUE?  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • WHERE CAN I GO WITHOUT YOU?  /  Nina Simone  /  “Forbidden Fruit”
  • DO YOU MISS NEW YORK  /  Dave Frishberg  /“Classics”
  • WHY WAS I BORN  /  Karrin Allison  /  “Ballads: Remembering Jon Coltrane”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

Tune in for a special Turntable For One next week: “The 5th Annual Music To Be Thankful Show.”  If you can’t wait, talk to your shrink about your impulse control issues, or listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. 

http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one