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PLAYLIST FOR “HALLOWEEN PARTY 2019” (10.26.19)

27 Oct

My Tenth Annual Halloween party with more treats than tricks. I got to play my favorite haunting melodies with  a number of them sung by some of my favorite ghosts. Of course, my favorite part every year is the game of being visited by trick or treaters and having to guess their costumes. Instead giving them candy, I hand out appropriate songs. A good time was had by all…okay, maybe only by me.

(Trick Or Treater)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • HALLOWEEN SPOOKS  /  Lambert, Hendricks, And Ross  /  “The Hottest New Group In Jazz”
  • GHOST OF YESTERDAY  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  •  (Joe Biden)  /  YOU SMELL SO GOOD  /  Ronny Whyte  /  “Whyte Wolf: The Songs Of Tommy Wolf”
  • DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD  /  Lillie Kae  /  “I’m Glad There is You”
  • (Rudy Giuliani)  /  YOUR MIND IS ON VACATION  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “Real Emotional”
  • HAUNTED HEART  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “Hearts And Minds”
  • HAUNTED HOUSE  /  Andy Scott  /  “Angels”
  • (Bernie Sanders)  /  BE CAREFUL, IT’S MY HEART  /  Delicatessen  /  My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Trisha Yearwood  /  “Let’s Be Frank”
  • TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA  /  Mark Winkler  /  I’m With You”
  • (Vladimir Putin)  /  I WANT TO BE EVIL  /  Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings  /  “Groovin’”
  • THE HOUSE IS HAUNTED  /  Lisa Lindsley  /  “Long After Midnight”
  • SPOOKY  /  Anne Farnsworth  /  “Sealed With A Kiss”
  • (Anonymous Whistleblower)  /  WHISTLE WHILE YOU WORK  /  The Bone Supremacy  /  “Introducing The Bone Supremacy”
  •  WHISTLING PAST THE GRAVEYARD  /  Holly Cole  /  “Night”
  • CANDY  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Patience & Prudence  /  “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2”
  • THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • (Mayor Pete)  /  WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Songs Were Made To Sing”
  • SWEET PUMPKIN  /  Lucy Yeghiazarian  /  “Blue Heaven”
  • I DON’T STAND A GHOST OF A CHANCE WITH YOU  /  Yusef Lateef  /  “The Golden Flute”
  • I SEE YOUR FACE BEFORE ME  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Almost Like A Song”
  • YOU ARE THERE  /  Irene Kral  /  “The Gentle Rain”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “GIVE & TAKE WEEK” (10.12.19)

13 Oct

The two words, give and take, are frequently associated with my show, although usually in the form of “Give me a break!” and “I’m going to take a nap.” But this week all of the songs had either the words or the concepts of giving and taking. Plus it was the audience’s turn to get involved because it was Fall Fundraising week at WMNR, Fine Arts Radio (wmnr.org); so with phone and on-line pledges people put their money where my mouth is, supporting the show and this wonderful anomaly of a radio station. Thanks!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE GLORY OF LOVE  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE  /  Jacintha  /  “Autumn Leaves”
  • TAKE A CHANCE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Rare Sinatra”
  • TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “I’ll Take Romance”
  • TAKE FIVE  /  Paul Desmond Quartet  /  “Live”
  • TAKE LOVE EASY  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Take Love Easy”
  • GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE  /  Paul Jost  /  “Simple Life”
  • TAKE A BITE  /  Margaret Whiting  /  “The Lady’s In Love With You”  
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Ray Charles  /  “Ray Charles Forever”
  • GIVE HIM THE OO-LA-LA  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • I’LL TAKE ROMANCE  /  Eydie Gorme  /  “Eydie Gorme: The Best Songs”
  • TAKE THE A TRAIN  /  Duke Ellington  /  “Hot Summer Dance”
  • TAKE THE B TRAIN  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “Fine State”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Jimmy Scott  /  “Moonglow”
  • IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT  /  Ashley Pezzotti  /  “We’ve Only Just Begun”
  • I CAN’T TAKE YOU NOWHERE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “By Himself”
  • LET’S TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME  /  Chris Connor  /  “Classic”
  • LET’S TAKE A WALK AROUND THE BLOCK  /  Mel Torme  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • LET’S TAKE AN OLD FASHIONED WALK  /  Diane Marino  /  “Soul Serenade”
  • SOMETHING TO REMEMBER YOU BY  /  Irene Kral  /  “Second Chance”
  • I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE  /  Smokey Robinson  /  “Timeless Love”
  • A KISS TO BUILD A DREAM ON  /  k.d. lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • A DOLLAR FOR A DIME  /  Joe Williams  /  “Every Night”
  • GIVE A LITTLE WHISTLE  /  Julie London  /  “Nice Girls Don’t Stay For Breakfast”
  • NEW YORK STATE OF MIND  /  Tony Bennett & Billy Joel  /  “Playin’ With My Friends”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “EARLY BIRDS VS NIGHT OWLS” (1.26.19)

27 Jan

I believe there are two kinds of people in the world – morning people and night people. I vote for the latter because they have the good sense and good taste to stay up and listen to my show.  But I played songs for both just in case…

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING  /  Ray Charles & Count Basie  /  “Ray Sings, Count Basie Swings”
  • MOONDANCE  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Here, There, & Everywhere”
  • MORNIN’  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life, Collected”
  • OUR DELIGHT  /  3rd Coast Vocals  /  “3VC”
  • DRINKING AGAIN  /  Dinah Washington  /  Dinah ‘62”
  • NIGHT LIFE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “September Ballads”
  • I GOT THE SUN IN THE MORNING  /  Allegra Levy  /  “Looking At The Moon”
  • NIGHT LIGHTS  /  Gerry Mulligan  /  Night Lights”
  • NIGHT LIGHTS  /  Bobby Scott  /  “For Sentimental Reasons”
  • WHEN THE RED RED ROBIN  /  (Mystery Melody)  /  Molly Lyons  /  “Verses Only!”
  • THE LAMP IS LOW  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • NIGHT AND DAY  /  Willie Nelson  /  “My Way”
  • IT’S ALWAYS 4 AM  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Blue & Pink: The Blue Songs”
  • DAYBREAK  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To The Ladies”
  • GOOD MORNING COWBOY  /  Cyrille Aimee & Diego Figueiredo  /  “Smile”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Jamie Cullum & Laura Mvula  /  “Interlude”
  • NIGHT SONG  /  Nina Simone  /  “Broadway – Blues – Ballads”
  • IN THE EVENIN’  /  Joe Williams  /  “At Newport ‘63”
  • THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES  /  Irene Kral  /  “Second Chance”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Michel Legrand  /  “Legrand Jazz”
  • DAWN  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • THE NIGHT WE CALLED IT A DAY  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS  /  Carin Lundin  /  “Babble”
  • SKYLARK  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington  /  “Francis A. & Edward K.”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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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.

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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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