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PLAYLIST FOR “MOOD” (1.23.21)

24 Jan

If i were posting on Instagram or Facebook, I could just post an appropriate photo with one single word, MOOD. That doesn’t work so well on radio, so instead I played songs that captured my mood this week as I watched everything that happened, everything that (thank God) didn’t happen, and indulged in the feeling of a new beginning and new hope. We’ll see how long that lasts. For now, I’m in a pretty damned good mood.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I’VE GOT THEM FEELING TOO GOOD TODAY BLUES  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Peggy Lee Sings Leiber & Stoller”
  • I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW  /  Holly Cole Trio  /  “Don’t Smoke In Bed”
  • ON A CLEAR DAY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Strangers In The Night”
  • IT’S A GOOD DAY  /  Emilie Mover  /  “Sings Peggy Lee”
  • I MAY BE WRONG  /  Till Bronner  /  “The Good Life”
  • EXACTLY LIKE YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina At Town Hall”
  • THE BEST IS YET TO COME  /  Kenny Washington  /  “What’s The Hurry”
  • SOME OF THAT SUNSHINE  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Some Of that Sunshine”
  • AIN’T ‘CHA GLAD  /  Rossano Sportiello  /  “That’s It”
  • I’M LIVING IN A GREAT BIG WAY  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • I NEVER KNEW  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • DON’T LET ME LOSE THIS DREAM  /  Esther Phillips  /  “Burnin’”
  • BLACKBIRD  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • GOOD DAY SUNSHINE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • JUST IN TIME  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At The Village Gate”
  • PURE IMAGINATION  /  John Doakes  /  “True Love”
  • IF IT’S MAGIC  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant & Artemis  /  “Artemis”
  • BLUE SKIES  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • FEELIN’ GOOD  /  Ben L’Oncle Soul  /  “Round Nina”
  • DON’T LOOK BACK  /  Irene Kral  /  “Where Is Love?”
  • LIFE’S A LESSON  /  Ben Sidran & Carole King  /  “Life’s A Lesson”
  • HERE COMES THE SUN  /  Tamuz Nissim  /  “Capturing Clouds”
  • WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD  /  Tony Bennett & k. d. Lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Imelda May & Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • NO ONE IS ALONE  /  Chip Zien  /  “Wall To Wall Sondheim”
  • WE’RE ALL IN THE DANCE  /  Rachel Caswell  /  “We’re All The Dance”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO DIRECT ADDRESS” (1.16.21)

17 Jan

“What we got here is failure to communicate,” said one of the most reprehensible yet prescient movie villains of all time. That line of dialogue has been playing frequently in my head these days. How can we communicate better? Of course, my answer to this and so many other questions is simple: better grammar. So in my continuing effort to leave no listener behind, I made a case for the vocative case, another term for the function of grammar known as direct address. All of the songs served as examples, using a name, a term of endearment, or a feeling to grab the attention of the intended object of communication. If only the rest of the world would function according to the orderly, predictable precepts in my dog-eared high school grammar book.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title 

  • HEY YOU WITH THE CRAZY EYES  /  Loston Harris  /  “Swingfully Yours”
  • MATCHMAKER, MATCHMAKER  /  Carmen Lundy  /  “Girl Talk”
  • MAM’SELLE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice ‘N Easy”
  • HONEY PIE  /  Tuck & Patti  /  “Love Warriors”
  • HELLO MA BABY  /  Julian Yeo  /  “1923”
  • HELLO BABE  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  Secular Hymns”
  • MY CHERI AMOUR  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Joe Pesci & Adam Levine  /  “Pesci….Still Singing”
  • WAITER MAKE MINE BLUES  /  Anita O’Day  /  “Waiter Make Mine Blues”
  • WAITER ASK THE MAN TO PLAY THE BLUES  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Waiter Ask The Man To Play The Blues”
  • WAITER, OH WAITER  /  Stacey Kent  /  “The Changing Lights”
  • DINNER FOR ONE, PLEASE, JAMES  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • FEET DO YOUR STUFF  /  Sarah Moule  /  “It’s A Nice Thought”
  • RUBY, MY DEAR  /  Thelonious Monk  /  “At Palo Alto”
  • BALLERINA  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole And Me”
  • GEORGIA ROSE  /  Queen Latifah  /  “Trav’lin’ Light”
  • HURRY IT’S LOVELY UP HERE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • BEAUTIFUL LOVE  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Eeg/Fonnesbaek”
  • YOU, YOU’RE DRIVING ME CRAZY  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving me Crazy”
  • LOVER MAN  /  Nicole Herzog  /  “I Loves You Billie”
  • BLUES, YOU’RE THE MOTHER OF SIN  /  Tom Rust  /  “Lucky To Be Me”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Returns To Berlin”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Bill Evans Trio /  “Waltz For Debby”
  • CRY BUTTERCUP CRY  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant & Artemis  /  “Artemis”
  • LITTLE MAN YOU’VE HAD A BUSY DAY  /  Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

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HINT FOR THIS WEEK’S MUSICAL THEME. (1.16.21)

14 Jan

HINT:

 

This is my high school grammar book. Do you have yours? You’re going to need it Saturday night. 

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PLAYLIST FOR “MUSICAL COMFORT FOOD” (1.9.21)

10 Jan

Well, that didn’t take very long, 2021. You went from an exhilarating high on Tuesday to an abysmal low on Wednesday. In utter disbelief of  events we all were watching, I looked for a modicum of solace, peace, and even hope from a familiar source: comfort food – ice cream, mashed potatoes, peanut butter on matzoh. And this week on the show, instead of an ironic theme, I decided just to share some of my go-to musical comfort food – songs and musicians I turn to when I need them most. And, boy, I really needed them this week.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • TROUBLE IN MIND  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina At Newport”
  • I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • I LOVE THE WAY YOU’RE BREAKING MY HEART  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • EMILY  /  Stan Getz & Bill Evans  /  “But Beautiful”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Kandace Springs & Norah Jones  /  “The Women Who Raised Me”
  • SOMETIME WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy & The Metropole Orchestra  /  “The Dream”
  • I’LL BE LONG GONE  /  Cold Blood  /  “Thriller”
  • ORDINARY FOOL  /  Ray Brown Jr. & Paul Williams  /  “Friends & Family”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old New Borrowed, And The Blues”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Shawn Colvin  /  “Stormy Weather”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • A LAZY AFTERNOON  /  Shirley Horn  /  “A Lazy Afternoon”
  • BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “Tribute”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • GEORGIA ON MY MIND  /  Dave Brubeck Quartet  /  “Ballads”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC  /  Mel Torme  /  “At Marty’s”
  • TWO FOR THE ROAD  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “I’m With The Band”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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HINT FOR THIS WEEK’S MUSICAL THEME (1.9.21)

7 Jan

HINT:

Is it possible to turn comfort food into music? I think it’s worth a try. 

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HINT FOR THIS WEEK’S MUSICAL THEME (1.2.21)

31 Dec

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It’s that time again. Time to clean the pasta off the ceiling. How about one more party before we get to work on this new year? 

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PLAYLIST FOR “CONTRAFACTUM – AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST” (12.26.20)

27 Dec

Out with the old? That’s what I did. I played an archive show from last June as the final program for this wretched year. Let’s hope for better – and I mean the new year, certainly not my shows. Here’s what I wrote in June:

Contrafactum – it’s not just a word on Jeopardy.  Contrafactum are two different songs with the same melody but different lyrics. To jazz musicians, they are two tunes with the same chordal structure. (I tossed a few of those in for good measure – excuse the pun.) Who said educational radio is dead? Probably somebody who has listened to my show. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • OH! LOOK AT ME NOW  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • OH! LOOK AT ME NOW  /  Monica Ramey & The Beegie Adair Trio  /  “Monica Ramey & The Beegie Adair Trio”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse  /  “Duets II”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • I GOT RHYTHM  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Ultra Lounge”
  • MEET THE FLINTSTONES  /  Postmodern Jukebox  /  “Meet the Flintstones”
  • LI’L DARLIN’  /  Count Basie  /  “The Complete Atomic Basie”
  • LI’L DARLIN’  /  Monica Borrfors  /  “Li’l Darlin’”
  • DON’T DREAM OF ANYBODY BUT ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)   /  Jackie DeShannon  /  “For You”
  • SHINY STOCKINGS  /  Lambert, Hendricks, & Bavan  /  “At Basin Street East”
  • SHINY STOCKINGS  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie  /  “Ella & Basie”
  • I GUESS I’LL HAVE TO CHANGE MY PLAN  /  Mel Torme & Jonathan Schwartz  /  “Mel Torme & Friends”
  • L’HYMNE A L’AMOUR  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Parisienne”
  • IF YOU LOVE ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • LULLABY OF BIRDLAND  /  Chloe Perrier & The French Heart Jazz Band  /  “Petit Fleur”
  • LULLABY OF BIRDLAND  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Something Good”
  • I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU  /  Patricia Barber  /  “The Cole Porter Mix”
  • THAT’S MY KICK  /  Erroll Garner  /  “That’s My Kick”
  • PRAYER – THE BAD IN EVERY MAN – BLUE  MOON  /  Allegra Levy  /  “Looking At The Moon”
  • ROUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT  /  Babs Gonzales  /  Weird Lullaby”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Carmen McRae In London”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Sting  /  “Green Chimneys: The Music Of Thelonius Monk”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “TURNTABLE FOR ONE CHRISTMAS PARTY 2020” (12.19.20)

20 Dec

Some traditional holiday favorites, both from the show and around my house; plus a demo of a new Christmas song with music by my son, Cody, and lyrics by my wife, Megan. And if that weren’t enough to keep you awake, the worst Christmas song ever written, sung by Robert Goulet. and the traditional, heartwarming retelling of the story of how a beloved Christmas song nearly got me expelled from Hebrew school. Merry and Happy and the best and safest holidays possible for all. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  “CD Or Album Title”

  • MY FAVORITE THINGS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Snowfall”
  • LET IT SNOW  /  The New York Voices  /  “Let It Snow”
  • CHRISTMAS BLUES  /  Holly Cole  /  “Jazz To The World”
  • CHRISTMAS NEVER GETS OLD  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “The Pianoman At Christmas”
  • THE SECRET OF CHRISTMAS  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN  / Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “After The Fall”
  • THE CHRISTMAS CARD  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • JINGLE BELLS  /  Kenny Rankin  /  A Christmas Album”
  • CHRISTMAS IS FOR CHILDREN  /  Sarah Charles & Cody Owen Stine  /  (Demo)
  • SING A CHRISTMAS CAROL  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Star of Wonder”
  • A CHILD IS BORN/SOME CHILDREN SEE HIM  /  Maureen McGovern  /  “Christmas With Maureen McGovern”
  • FLORIDA HOLIDAY  /  Adrian Cunningham & La Lucha  /  “New Holiday Classics”
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY  /  Ramsey Lewis Trio  /  “Sound Of Christmas”
  • HE’S GONNA TAKE AWAY OUR CHRISTMAS  /  Robert Goulet  /  “Robert Goulet’s Wonderful World Of Christmas”
  • HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS  /  The Manhattan Transfer  /  “The Christmas Album”
  • THE THEORY SONG  /  David Rakowski
  • THE CHRISTMAS SONG  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  John Legend  /  “A Legendary Christmas”
  • SNOW DAY  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “A Very Chaise Lounge Christmas”
  • SILENT NIGHT/I GUESS THERE AIN’T NO SANTA CLAUS  /  Barry Manilow  /  “Because It’s Christmas”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR’S EVE  /  Amber Weekes  /  “The Gathering”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • THE WORLD FOR CHRISTMAS  /  The Real Group  /  “The World For Christmas”
  • ANGEL’S LULLABY  /   Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Winter Wonderland”
  • SILENT NIGHT  /  Connie Evingson  /  “The Secret Of Christmas”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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HINT FOR THIS WEEK’S MUSICAL THEME (12.19.20)

17 Dec

HINT:

 

Ho-Ho-Ho! (BTW: I didn’t invite any of these people to the Annual Turntable For One Christmas Party.) (PSBTW: But I did tell them where you live.) Merry Merry!

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PLAYLIST FOR “NEW SEASON’S GREETINGS” (12.12.20)

13 Dec

I’ve gotten a ton of new Christmas music and since we all can use anything to raise our spirits these days, I decided to focus this week on this new music – plus an extra-early Christmas present, a single from Freda Payne’s upcoming CD. She’s 78, Johnny Mathis is 85 and they’re both still singing like this. I get out breath pouring my bowl of cereal. This coming week will be the Annual Turntable For One Christmas Party. Everyone’s invited.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or album Title

  • CHRISTMAS IS STARTING NOW  /  Laura Dickinson  /  “Auld Lang Syne”
  • IT’S CHRISTMAS  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “The Pianoman At Christmas”
  • IT’S CHRISTMAS  /  Greta Matassa  /  “And to All A Good Night”
  • IT’S SO GOOD TO BE BAD  /  Adrian Cunningham & La Lucha  /  “New Holiday Classics”
  • WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS  /  Sue Raney  /  “Christmas Lady”
  • LITTLE JACK FROST  /  Seth MacFarlance & Norah Jones  /  “Holiday For Swing”
  • OH, CHRISTMAS TREE  /  Warren Wolf  /  “Christmas Vibes”
  • SLEIGH RIDE  /  Jewelle Blackman,Yvette Gonzales-Nacer, Kay Trinidad  /  “If The Fates Allow”
  • SOMEDAY AT CHRISTMAS  /  The Cast Of HADESTOWN  /  “If The Fates Allow”
  • GREENSLEEVES  /  Buddy Rich Big Band  /  “The Best Of Buddy Rich”
  • YOU, ME, AND THE CHRISTMAS TREE  /  Sarah McKenzie  /  “You, Me, & The Christmas Tree”
  • I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Barbra Streisand, Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta  /  “This Christmas”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Freda Payne & Johnny Mathis  /  (Single)
  • SO MANY SANTAS  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “The Pianoman At Christmas”
  • HEY SANTA  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow & Ingrid St. Pierre  /  “Lumieres d’iver”
  • SANTA BABY  /  The Real Group  /  “The World For Christmas”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO (MERRY CHRISTMAS MY DEAR)  /  Noel & Maria  /  “Merry Christmas My Dear”
  • A CHRISTMAS COMPROMISE  /  Duchess  /  “Harmony For the Holdays”
  • WHITE CHRISTMAS  /  Champian Fulton  /  “Christmas With Champian”
  • SEND ME YOUR LOVE FOR CHRISTMAS  /  Avalon Jazz Band  /  Winter Dreams”
  • A NOT SO SILENT NIGHT  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Out Under The Sky”
  • CHRISTMAS AT 3 A.M.  /  Joey DeFrancesco  /  “Home for The Holidays”
  • COME SPEND CHRISTMAS WITH ME  /  Sara Gazarek & Jane Monheit  /  (SIngle)
  • THE CHRISTMAS SONG  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS  /  Simone Kopmajer  /  “Christmas”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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