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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. 

And scroll down to check out the Selfie Gallery from last night’s show!!

 

 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)
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PLAYLIST FOR “TOP 12 TURNTABLE FOR ONE SONGS IN 2012”

30 Dec

I’ve played about 500 songs in the past year and thought I’d end 2012 with a dozen of my favorites culled from some of my favorite weekly themes. The Billy Joel song at the end is something that’s been running through my head the past week.  Sadness or Euphoria?  I wish you a great imbalance of the latter for 2013. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • #12  /  I’M GONNA LOCK MY HEART  /  Nicole Henry  /  “The Very Thought Of You”
  • #11  /  TEACH ME TONIGHT  /  Joe Coughlin  /  “Things Turn Out That Way”
  • #10  /  I DON’T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT YOU  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  •  #9  /  SOMEDAY MY PRINCE WILL COME  /  Dave Brubeck  /  “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  •  #8  /  YOU ARE THERE  /  Rebecca Sullivan  /  “This Way, This Time”
  •  #7  /  I CAN’T WAIT TO MISS YOU  /  Jack Jones  /  “Love Ballad”
  •  #6  /  I GO FOR THAT  /  Hetty Kate  /  “11:60 PM”  
  •  #5  /  TRAV’LIN’ LIGHT  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Bennett On Holiday”
  •  #4  /  THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES  /  Irene Kral  /  “Second Chance”
  •  #3  /  SISSIES  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Till I Get It Right”  
  •  #2  /  ALWAYS  /  The Swingle Singers  /  “A Celebration of The Voice”
  •  #1  /  I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Something Like Love”
  •   SUMMER, HIGHLAND FALLS  /  Jessica Molaskey  /  “Sitting In Limbo”
  •   PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)