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3 Apr

He gave us so much wonderful, unforgettable music. Wait, you’re thinking of that Frank? I was thinking of Frank Loesser and I tried to squeeze as many gems in his voluminous songbook from movies, Broadway, and popular song into a couple hours as I could. But before the Evening With Frank began, I opened the show again with another song from a young Ukrainian jazz singer who remains (as of this posting) safe and even hopeful in Kyiv. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • TAKE LOVE EASY  /  Alina Zalozna Quartet
  • GUYS AND DOLLS  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /   “If I Ruled The World”
  • LUCK BE A LADY  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Best Of Vegas”
  • MOMENTS LIKE THIS  /  Peggy Lee  /   “Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee”
  • JOEY, JOEY, JOEY  /  Al Jarreau  /  “25 Greatest Hits”
  • LET’S GET LOST  /  Cyrille Aimee  /   “Let’s Get Lost”
  • MORE I CANNOT WISH YOU  /  Johnny Hartman  /   “This One’s For Tedi”
  • TWO SLEEPY PEOPLE  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /   Carly Simon & John Travolta  /   “Film Noir”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  Kelly Green  /   “Life Rearranged”
  • I’VE NEVER BEEN IJN LOVE BEFORE  /  Oscar Peterson Trio  /   “The Trio Live From Chicago”
  • HAMLET  /  Karen Oberlin  /   Karen Oberlin Live At The Algonquin”
  • THE LADY’S IN LOVE WITH YOU  /  Steven Pasquale  /   “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • ON A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA  Renee Olstead W/ Carol Welsman  /   “Renee Olstead”
  • BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /   “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • I HEAR MUSIC  /  Dakota Staton  /   “Great Ladies Of Song: Dakota Staton”
  • HEART AND SOUL  /  Joe Williams & George Shearing  /   “Heart And Soul”
  • IF I WERE A BELL  /  Stacey Kent  /   “Dreamer In Concert”
  • THE INCH WORM  /  Paul McCartney  /   “Kisses On The Bottom
  • I BELIEVE IN YOU  /  Jackie Messina  /   “Necessary Arrangement”
  • CAN’T GET OUT OF THIS MOOD  /  Tony Bennett  /   “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • I GO FOR THAT  /  Hetty Kate & Irwell Street String Band  /   “11:60 PM”
  • SPRING WILL BE A LITTLE LATE THIS YEAR  /  Larry Coryell  /   “Private Concert”
  • I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Shirley Horn  /   “I Thought About You: Live At Vine Street”
  • SAY IT  /  Kurt Elling  /   “Dedicated To You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY” ( 4.25.15) #jazz #jazzvocals #jazzradio

28 Apr

This week we got a little ahead of the calendar and celebrated International Jazz Day, which is actually April 30th. So I outsourced all of the singers to those many, many countries around the world that love and respect jazz more than America does, even though it’s the country where jazz was invented. Sigh…

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title


  • 10:60 PM  /  Hetty Kate & The Irwell Street String Band  /  “11:60 PM”
  • THE SONG IS YOU  /  Mark Jennett  /  “The Way I Am”
  • BLIND AS A BAT  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “When You Make Me Smile”
  • WORRY LATER  /  Alice Ricciardi  /  “Optics”
  • STARDUST  /  Caterina Zapponi  /  “Romantica”
  • SCANDINAVIAN SHUFFLE  /  The Swe-Danes  /  “The Utterly Fantastic Swe-Danes”
  • SCANDINAVIAN SHUFFLE  /  The Real Group  /  “Thirty Years Of Vocal Music”
  • MOONLIGHT FILLS THE PLAZA  /  Cassia DeMayo  /  “Heart, We Will Forget Him”
  • THIS IS IT  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • FLOATING ISLAND  /  Julia Karosi  /  “Hidden Roots”
  • LULLABY OF THE LEAVES  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Interlude”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU  /  Diana Panton  /  “Yesterday Perhaps”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “DOS & DON’TS” (2.21.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

22 Feb

Every other radio program thinks you want to be told what to do and what not to do, so why should I miss out on all the fun? This week I played an hour of Dos and Don’ts. Need even more directives? Be sure to download my moral compass app, 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • PLEASE DON’T TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I’M GONE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Swing Along With Me”
  • DO IT THE HARD WAY  /  Amanda Carr  /  “Tender Trap”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ray Charles and Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • DON’T BE ON THE OUTSIDE  /  Katie Thiroux  /  “Introducing Katie Thiroux
  • DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • DON’T TAKE YOUR LOVE FROM ME  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “The Nancy Wilson Show”
  • EVERYBODY SAYS DON’T  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • WHY DON’T YOU DO RIGHT // (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Amy Irving  /  “Who Framed Roger Rabbit Soundtrack”
  • DON’T BE BLUE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • AIN’T DOIN’ BAD DOIN’ NOTHIN’  /  Hetty Kate & The Irwell Street String Band  /  “A Late Brunch On Irwell Street”
  • DON’T WORRY ABOUT ME  /  Sachal Vasandani  /  “We Move”
  • CHILDREN WILL LISTEN  /  Liz Callaway  /  “Passage Of Time”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  *Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine


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