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PLAYLIST FOR “HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOB!” (10.7.17)

9 Oct

My brother (you know him as “R.L.” and I know him as “Bob! Take the pillow off my face. I can’t breathe!”) celebrated his birthday on Oct. 8 and I celebrated it on my show the night before, featuring his favorite song – Skylark – and some of his favorite singers. I also featured a few favorite musical brothers.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. SWING  /  Andrej Hermlin & His Swing Dance Orchestra  /  “Happy Birthday Mr. Swing”
  • SKYLARK  /  Kevin Mahogany & Ray Brown Trio /  “Some Of My Best Friends Are…Singers”
  • SLUMMING ON PARK AVENUE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • WALKING MY BABY BACK HOME  /  Livingston Taylor  /  “Snapshot – Live At The Iron Horse”
  • WALKING MY BABY BACK HOME  /  James Taylor  /  “Hourglass”
  • MULBERRIES  /  Bob & Ray  /  “The Wally Ballou Story”
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy  /  “The Dream”
  • LOVE WALKED IN  /  Sue Raney  /  “In Good Company”
  • THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jennie Smith  /  “Nightly On The Steve Allen Show”
  • LOOK OUT FOR LOVE  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • I’M NOT MY BROTHER I’M ME  /  Freddy Cole  /  (A Live Performance)
  • WHERE THE ACTION IS  /  Ike Cole  /  “Tribute To His Brother Nat”
  • GROOVE YARD  /  The Montgomery Brothers  /  “Groove Yard”
  • BILL  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine Live At Carnegie Hall”
  • I WANT TO BE HAPPY  /  The Mills Brothers & Count Basie  /  “The Board Of Directors”
  • BIRTHDAY SONG, GENERIC  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “Moonshadow Dance”
  • SKYLARK  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Fallen Angels”
  • FOUR BROTHERS  /  King Sisters  /  “Imagination”
  • IT ISN’T SO GOOD IT COULDN’T GET BETTER  /  Irene Kral  /  “Second Chance”
  • LOVE IS IN THE AIR  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “A Stephen Sondheim Collection”
  • I LOVE YOU PORGY  /  Nina Simone  /  “Mood Indigo”
  • SKYLARK  /  Roberta Gambarini & Hank Jones  /  “You Are There”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL  /  John Coltrane Quartet  /  “Ballads”
  • SAVE YOUR LOVE FOR ME  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley”
  • BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Mr. Oscar Brown Jr. Goes To Washington”
  • FAR AWAY PLACES  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • SKYLARK  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone And Piano!”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SEASON FINALE 2017 – SUMMER LISTENING ASSIGNMENTS” (7.1.17)

3 Jul

I’ll be gone for the next 8 weeks while WMNR broadcasts live concerts from Tanglewood by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. So on the season finale, I assigned music and singers who should be on everyone’s summer listening list. I also threw in a few requests and some music I’ve been wanting to play this season but couldn’t find the right theme.

Although I won’t be doing live shows for a while, I’ll be uploading new podcasts on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange, all summer, here: 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Company I Keep”
  • HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON  /  Kellye Gray  /  Rendering”
  • LIVING IN A GREAT BIG WAY  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back in Town”
  • LET’S GET LOADED  /  Carey West  /  “Made Of Clay”
  • LOVEWISE  /  Bobby Scott  /  “For Sentimental Reasons”
  • WHEN I LOOK IN YOUR EYES  /  Irene Kral  /  “Where Is Love?”
  • COCKTAILS FOR TWO  /  Spike Jones  /  “Spike Jones Goes Crazy”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Begin to Dance”
  • I WON’T SCAT  /  Ron Boustead  /  “Unlikely Valentine”
  • TROUBLED WATERS  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • LITTLE GIRL BLUE  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Tribute”
  • I’VE GOT A RIGHT TO CRY  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • I WANNA TURN OUT MY LIGHT  /  April Barrows  /  “My Dream Is You”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • AIN’T NO REST FOR THE WICKED  /  Postmodern Jukebox w/ Joey Cook  /  “33 Resolutions Per Minutes”
  • I WANNA GO PLACES AND DO THINGS  /  Wendy Moten  /  “Wendy Moten Sings Richard Whiting”
  • TIME TO GO  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Don’t Be So Blue”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • WAITER, THE CHECK  /  Cousin Alice  /  “Pour Me”
  • GOODBYE FOR NOW  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “Rigmor Gustafsson With Radio String Quartet Vienna”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Monica Zetterlund & Bill Evans  /  “The Complete Bill Evans On Verve”
  • SIGNING OFF  /  Helen Merrill  /  “You’ve Got A Date With The Blues
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

PLAYLIST FOR “IT’S SPRING!” (3.25.17)

26 Mar

Some people see the arrival of Spring as renewal, rebirth, renascence; and some people see it as the time for paying taxes, seasonal allergies, and, worst of all, the return of “America’s Got Talent.” I see it as a chance to play these great songs and singers.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • APRIL IN PARIS  /  Count Basie  /  “April In Paris”
  • IT’S ANYBODY’S SPRING  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • SPRING IS HERE  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • IT’S A MOST UNUSUAL DAY  /  Jody Sandhaus  /  “I Think Of You”
  • SPRING IN MANHATTAN  /  Tony Bennett  /  The Many Moods Of Tony”
  • RUNNING WILD  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • APRIL SHOWERS  /  Julian Yeo  /  “1923”
  • NICE WEATHER FOR DUCKS  /  Irene Kral  /  “Just For Now”
  • HURRY, IT’S LOVELY UP HERE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • YOUNGER THAN SPRINGTIME  /  Oscar Peterson Trio  /  “Eloquence”
  • WHEN THE RED, RED ROBIN  /  (Mystery Verse)  /  Molly Lyons  /  “Verses Only”
  • WHEN THE RED, RED ROBIN  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Birds Of A Feather”
  • TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  “Mamaloshen”
  • TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Take Me Out To The Ball Game”
  • VAN LINGO MUNGO  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Dave Frishberg Classics”
  • DERRADEIRA PRIMAVERA  /  Allison Adams Tucker  /  “April In Paris”
  • SPRING  /  Susie Arioli  /  “Spring”
  • SPRING WILL BE A LITTLE LATE THIS YEAR  /  Wynton Marsalis  /  “The Midnight Blues”
  • SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Take To The Sky”
  • SPRING IS WHERE YOU ARE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Till I Get It right”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Greta Matassa  /  “The Smiling Hour”
  • SPRINGSVILLE  /  Miles Davis  /  “Miles Ahead”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING  /  Allan Harris/Takana Myamoto  /  “Convergence”
  • ANOTHER SPRING  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LIFE IN THE SLOW LANE” (11.5.16)

6 Nov

Anyone need a respite from the hustle and hurry of our crazy quotidian life? That’s what I offered this week, a glimpse of life in the slow lane with advice and some super-slow ballads from some all-time favorite singers.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYTHING’S MOVIN’ TOO FAST  /  Hetty Kate & The Dan McLean Hot Six  /  “The Umbrella Man”
  • NICE AND EASY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice And Easy”
  • FEELIN’ GROOVY  /  Rachael MacFarlane  /  “Haley Sings”
  • BIDIN’ MY TIME  /  Nat Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • SLOW HOT WIND  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Live At The Village Vanguard”
  • SLOW BOAT TO CHINA  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • LIFE IN THE SLOW LANE  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Best Of Tony Bennett”
  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Madeline Eastman & Randy Porter  /  “A Quiet Thing”
  • SLOWLY  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • SLOWLY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ann-Margaret  /  “Let Me Entertain You”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “Here’s Sammy Davis Jr.”
  • SMALL DAY TOMORROW  /  Irene Kral  /  “Kral Space”
  • CERTIFIED SENIOR CITIZEN  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Earth Wants You”
  • IF I HAD YOU  /  Shirley Horn  /  “All Night Long”
  • SLOW AD LIB DANCE  /  Fred Astaire  /  “The Special Magic Of Fred Astaire”
  • SUNDAY AFTERNOON  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Winchester In Apple Blossom Time”
  • LAZY AFTERNOON  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Rod McKuen  /  “Songs For A Lazy Afternoon”
  • EASY COME EASY GO  /  Diana Krall  /  “At First Sight Soundtrack”
  • SLOW TALKER  /  Bob And Ray  /  “The Two And Only”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live In Japan”
  • TEA FOR TWO  /  Pink Martini With Jimmy Scott  /  “Very Eugene!”
  • MOUNTAIN GREENERY  /  Rebecca Hardiman  /  “Easy Living”
  • IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Dreams In Apartments”
  • TWO FOR THE ROAD  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “My Foolish Heart”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine 

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PLAYLIST FOR “I’M ALL SMILES” (5.31.14)

31 May

Against my better (and bitter) judgement, this week I abandoned my life-long mantra of “Let a smile be your umbrella…and get a mouthful of rain” and played an hour of songs about smiling and laughing. Still waiting for the bolt of lightning…

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title 

 

  • I’M ALL SMILES  /  Christy Baron  /  “Take This Journey”
  • WHEN YOU’RE SMILING  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session”
  • THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “Ask Me Again”
  • KEEP SMILING AT TROUBLE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Live At The Sahara  
  • THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT  /  Faith Hill & Tony Bennett  /  “Duets II”
  • LAUGHING AT LIFE  /  Etta Jones  /  “Doin’ What She Does Best”
  • A WINK AND A SMILE  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “Sleepless In Seattle”
  • I’M GONNA LAUGH YOU RIGHT OUT OF MY LIFE  /  Holly Cole  /  “Blame It On My Youth”
  • PUT ON A HAPPY FACE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Stevie Wonder  /  “With A Song In My Heart”
  • SIR DUKE  /  Stevie Wonder  /  “The Definitive Collection”  
  • THIS WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Take A Look”
  • THE LAUGHING RECORD  /  Spike Jones  /  Besame Mucho”
  • THEY ALL LAUGHED  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • SOMETHING IN YOUR SMILE  /  Irene Kral  /  “Second Chance”
  • THE BRIGHTEST SMILE IN TOWN  /  Ray Charles  /  “Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul”
  • SMILE  /  Cyrille Aimee & Diego Figueiredo  /  “Smile”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

 

 

 

 

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PLAYLIST FOR “ME, MY-SELFIE, AND I” (4.12.14)

13 Apr

Nothing says I’m only interested in what I’m doing like Selfies. So I got a little Selfie-Involved this week myself.  Check out the playlist for a little inspiration and then grab your smartphone – but don’t get so obsessed that you miss next week’s show. 

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 SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THAT FACE  /  Joe Williams  /  “The Song Is You”
  • CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OF YOU  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Anthology”
  • FUNNY FACE  /  Fred Astaire  /  “Funny Face Soundtrack”
  • WHEN I LOOK IN YOUR EYES  /  Irene Kral  /  “Where Is Love?”
  • LOOK AT THAT FACE  /  Sammy Davis  /  “Sammy’s Back on Broadway”
  • ME, MYSELF, AND I  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Randy Crawford & Joe Sample Live”
  • SOMETHING IN YOUR SMILE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Dizzy Gillepsie  /  “Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac”
  • WAIT TILL YOU SEE HIM  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “The Speed Of Life”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “A Lazy Afternoon”
  • I SEE YOUR FACE BEFORE ME  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • A FACE LIKE YOURS  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “From The Meticulous To The Sublime”
  • I’LL BE SEEING YOU  /  Andrea Corr  /  “Lifelines”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

PLAYLIST FOR “A TRIBUTE TO THE N.S.A.” (6.15.13)

15 Jun

I hacked the NSA’s iPod tonight and played some of their favorite songs, songs that also remind me too distinctly of them.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title 

 

 

  • I’M SHADOWING YOU  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie 1975”
  • I’VE GOT MY EYES ON YOU  /  Fred Astaire  /  “The Astaire Story”
  • I’VE GOT MY EYE ON YOU  /  Melora Hardin  /  “Purr”
  • THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES  /  Irene Kral  /  “Second Chance”
  • TELL ME ALL ABOUT YOURSELF  /  Nat Cole  /  “Nat King Cole: The Premium Collection”
  • MEET ME AT NO SPECIAL PLACE  /  Maude Hixson  /  “Love’s Refrain”
  • I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU  /  Frank Sinatra/Count Basie  /  “The Sinatra Collection”
  • ME AND MY SHADOW  /  Julie London  /  “Easy Does It”
  • DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET  /  The Beatles  /  “Please Please Me”
  • SECRET LOVE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Dame Edna  /  “Color Me Edna”
  • EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE  /  The Police  /  “Synchronicity”
  • I DON’T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT YOU  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • YOU’LL NEVER GET AWAY FROM ME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Mr. Broadway”
  • YOU’RE GONNA SEE A LOT OF ME  /  Lisa Ekdahl  /  “When Did You Leave Heaven”
  • YOU CAN’T PULL THE WOOL OVER MY EYES  /  Jeff Healy  /  “Last Call”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)
  •