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PLAYLIST FOR “I AIN’T GOT NOTHING BUT THE BLUES – 2020 EDITION” (5.30.20)

31 May

I’ve been in a terrible mood this week. Where to start?  100,000+ lost souls, crowded beach parties, rampant stupidity and rampant cruelty, local police looking like and acting like invading armies – whatever you might think, the answer is Yes! So how do you get  yourself out of a dark bad mood? Don’t ask me. I’ve no idea. All I know is how to pass it on and share it – along with some classic bad mood and blues songs by some exceptional singers and musicians.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ALL BLUES  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Double Rainbow”
  • I GOTTA RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES  /  Beth Hart & Toots Thielemans  /  “One More For The Road”
  • EVERY DAY I HAVE THE BLUES  /  Randy Crawford & Joe Sample /  “No Regrets”
  • IN THE EVENIN’  /  Joe Williams  /  At Newport ‘63”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • BLUES, YOU’RE THE MOTHER OF SIN  /  Tom Rust  /  “Lucky to Be Me”
  • MOOD INDIGO  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Oscar Peterson  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • MEDGAR EVERS BLUES  /  Christian McBride Big Band  /  “Medgar Evers Blues”
  • AZURE TE  /  Nat King Cole and George Shearing  /  “Nat King Cole Sings George Shearing Plays”
  • SINCE I FELL FOR YOU  /  Naama Gheber  /  “Dearly Beloved”
  • LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL  /  Tony Bennett & B.B. King  /  “Playin With My Friends”
  • ME AND MY GIN  /  Dinah Washington  /  “Dinah Washington Sings Bessie Smith”
  • LEOPARD-SKIN PILL-BOX HAT  /  Janet Planet  /  “Janet Planet Sings The Bob Dylan Songbook”
  • I AIN’T GOT NOTHING BUT THE BLUES  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • NOBODY’S FAULT BUT MINE  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • SAVE YOUR LOVE FOR ME  /  Kurt Elling & James Morrison  /  “Live In New York”
  • NO CAR BLUES  /  David Whitman  /  “Soul Flow”
  • FRANCIS DOESN’T LIKE THE BLUES  /  Billy Brandt  /  “City Noir”
  • MEANING OF THE BLUES  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • LIVIN’ IN THE WRONG TIME  /  Paul Jost  /  “Simple Life”
  • HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS  /  Tania Grubbs Quintet  /  “Live At Maureen’s Jazz Cellar”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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HINT FOR THIS WEEK’S MUSICAL THEME (5.29.20)

27 May

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I used to think think photo was quaint. These days I’m identifying with the young woman on the bottom.  Moods can change, can’t they?

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PLAYLIST FOR “GRADUATION DAY 2018” – AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST (5.23.20)

24 May

I didn’t record a new show (from home) this week. Instead I went wandering through the Turntable For One archives looking for my lost youth and innocence. No luck there, but I did find this program from June a couple of years ago, which seems now like a far distant world ago. Funny how my old themes seem less ironic and more poignant these upside-down days… This is what I said two years ago: 

How about 2 hours of intelligent and coherent and compact commencement speeches and graduation messages without having to sit in the sun and wait two hour to see your kid walk across the stage and graduate in 15 seconds? Don’t try to thank me. Just doing my job. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • ON A CLEAR DAY  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live At Laren Jazz Festival 1975”
  • SWINGING ON A STAR  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Playground”
  • TAKE A BITE  /  Margaret Whiting  /  “The Lady’s In Love With You!”
  • THIS FUNNY WORLD  /  Ian Shaw  /  “Taking It To Hart”
  • BITTER WITH THE SWEET  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • MR. KICKS  /  Gregory Generet  /  “2 OF A Kind”
  • YOU KNOW WHO!  /  Amy Cervini  /  “No One Ever Tells You”
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Merry Go Round”
  • YOUNG AT HEART  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Peggy March  /  “Get Happy”
  • BIG BAD WORLD  /  The Real Group  /  “Commonly Unique”
  • EVERYBODY SAYS DON’T  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • WHERE DO YOU GO  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson  /  “Two’s Company”
  • I’M NOT TALKING  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles”
  • WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Dreams In Apartments”
  • EV’RYBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “My Kind of Broadway”
  • THE GREAT CITY  /  Lauren Henderson  /  “Armame”
  • HOUSE OF GOLD  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • SPARKLE AND SHINE  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bill Nighy   /  “Arthur Christmas Soundtrack”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • STAY HIP  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Jazz & Other Four-Letter Words”
  • THROW IT AWAY  /  Mollie O’Brien  /  “Things I Gave Away”
  • LISTEN HERE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Dave Frishberg Classics”
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • SACK FULL OF DREAMS  /  Mark Murphy  /  “September Ballads”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SELF-DECEPTION” (5.16.20)

17 May

The question people ask me the most is “What’s the best thing about being on the radio?” (It’s also the one question people ask me I could read on the air without upsetting the FCC.) I always tell people the best thing is talking to thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of people. Of course, the truth is (especially these days) I’m home, in my office, talking into a microphone, and the only thing listening to me is my computer (and, like my audience, it occasionally drops off to sleep). Okay, so maybe I should tell people the really best thing about being on the radio is having an opportunity week after week to indulge my insatiable capacity for self-deception. Fine. I said it. Happy now? But I’m not alone. All of these songs are about people deceiving and fooling themselves about something – with some variations of self-awareness tossed in there. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • FOOLIN’ MYSELF  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • I WISH I WERE N LOVE AGAIN  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Perfectly Frank”
  • THIS CAN’T BE LOVE  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Manhattan Moods”
  • ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE  /  James Taylor  /  “American Standard”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Lauren Henderson  /  “Songbook Session”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Jimmy Scott  /  “All The Way”
  • WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR  /  Alexis Cole  /  “Someday My Prince will Come”
  • DON’T WORRY ABOUT ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Fiona Apple, Jeff Goldblum, Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This”
  • I SHOULD CARE  /  Christian McBride Big Band  /  “The Good Feeling”
  • I WALK A LITTLE FASTER  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Give Him The Oo-La-La”
  • TALK TO ME BABY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Softly, As I Leave You”
  • BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH  /  Holly Cole  /  “The Best Of Holly Cole”
  • I DON’T WANT TO HEAR IT ANYMORE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “The Way I Am”
  • DON’T EXPLAIN  /  Nina Simone  /  “Let It all Out”
  • PRIVATE GUY  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Don’t Cry For No Hipster”
  • THE LIES OF HANDSOME MEN  /  Christy Baron  /  “Take The Journey”
  • LIVING WITHOUT YOU  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Bill Henderson Live At The Vic”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Annie Sellick  /  “Street Of Dreams”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Kenny Rogers  /  “Timepiece”
  • EASTWOOD LANE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • A LITTLE TASTE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Dave Frishberg Classics”
  • YOU ARE THERE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Best of Love Songs”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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HINT FOR THIS WEEK’S MUSICAL THEME (5.16.20)

13 May

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What’s the one question people ask me the most? Wouldn’t you like to know.

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO MOMS 2020” (5.9.20)

11 May

She gave you 50% of your chromosomes, 75% of your attitudes, 90% of your self-esteem, and 100% of the conversations you have with your therapist. Moms. Where would we be without them? And even though Mother’s Day this year was a little more unusual than ever, I still maintained tradition with the annual Turntable For One tribute to Mother’s Day – with songs about moms, songs from mom’s point of view, and songs about motherly advice. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • DAT DERE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • NOTHING LIKE YOU  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant  /  “Dreams & Daggers”
  • LOOK AT THAT FACE  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Favorites From A Long Walk”
  • STOP, TIME  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “From Broken Hearts To The Blue Skies”
  • I HOPE YOU DANCE  /  Deborah Lippman  /  “Nightingale”
  • THEM THERE EYES  /  Gretje Angell  /  “In Any Key”
  • BROWN BABY  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At The Village Gate”
  • MOTHER’S LOVE  /  Allan Harris  /  “Nobody’s Gonna Love You Better”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  (Mystery Mom)  /  Carline Ray  /  “Vocal Sides”       
  • AS LONG AS I LIVE  /  (Mystery Mom’s Daughter)  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Inside this Heart Of Minet”
  • INFANT EYES  /  Nnenna Freelon  /  “Heritage”
  • WHEN I LOOK IN YOUR EYES  /  Judith Lorrick  /  “The Second Time Around”
  • CALL ME  /  Astrud Gilberto  /  “A Certain Smile”
  • WHERE ARE YOU GOING  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Songs of Lost Love”
  • I FORGOT TO HAVE CHILDREN  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Ages”
  • HEART’S DESIRE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little Did I know”
  • LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING  /  Etta Jones  /  “From The Heart”
  • A CHILD IS ONLY A MOMENT  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Mothers & Daughters”
  • ALWAYS/ WHEN I LOST YOU  /  Helen Merrill  /  “American Songbook Series: Irving Berlin”
  • WHY WAS I BORN  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Ballads”
  • CHILDREN WILL LISTEN/YOU’VE GOT TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT  /  Renee Fleming & Leslie Odom Jr.  /  “Broadway”
  • I AM YOUR CHILD  /  Barry Manilow  /  “The Complete Collection And Then Some”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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HINT FOR THIS WEEK’S MUSICAL THEME (5.9.20)

6 May

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Wondering how to celebrate Mother’s Day and still maintain social distance? I may have a tip or two this Saturday. 

Turntable For One   Jazz Vocals   Saturday Nights   9:00 PM (Eastern Time)

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