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HINT FOR THIS WEEK’S MUSICAL THEME (10.24.20)

21 Oct

HINT:

I’m kind of tied up at the moment and will be taking another week off.  This week’s show will be a sweet treat from a few months ago. This was a hint, believe it or not.

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

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PLAYLIST FOR “LET’S GO CLUBBING” (AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST) (10.17.20)

18 Oct

This is a re-broadcast of a show from last April, a simpler time when I couldn’t imagine that 8 months later things could be so much worse and heartache and loss could be so preponderant. This is how I introduced the playlist back then:

While everyone’s sheltering in place or self-quarantining, there are two ways to look at this week’s show featuring all live performances from jazz clubs and venues around the world: either I’m trying to make people feel bad because of all the night life we’re missing OR I’m trying to give people hope for what’s to come after this damned pandemic has run at least its first course. Which is it? You be the judge. I just had fun playing some of my favorite singers in front of a band, behind a microphone, in front of an audience. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN  /  Kurt Elling & James Morrison  /  “Live In New York”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Mimi Fox & Greta Matassa  /  “Two For The road”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old, New, Borrowed, and The Blues”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Kellye Gray  /  “KG3-Live”
  • GET ME TO THE CHURCH  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Vegas”
  • STREET OF DREAMS  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Vegas”
  • HEEBIE JEEBIES  /  Duchess  /  “Live At The Jazz Standard”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jackie Wilson  /  “At The Copa”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC  /  Carmen McRae & Betty Carter  /  “The Carmen McRae-Betty Carter Duets”
  • CRAZY RHYTHM  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “Welcome Home Bon Voyage”
  • PRELUDE TO A KISS  /  Rahsaan Roland Kirk  /  “Bright Moments”
  • YOU FASCINATE ME SO  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Wild & Free”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Jon Batiste & Rachael Price  /  “Anatomy Of Angels”
  • MEAN OLD MAN  /  James Taylor & Wynton Marsalis  /  “United We Swing”
  • MAYBE  /  Lena Horne  /  “An Evening With Lena Horne”
  • WAYFARING STRANGER  /  Joe Williams  /  “At Newport ‘63”
  • NEW AGE/OLD AGE BLUES  /  Faith Winthrop  /  “Havin’ Myself A Time”
  • THE MORE I SEE YOU  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Falling In Love With Love”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Bill Evans  /  “On A Monday Evening”
  • I’VE GOT IT BAD  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live At Rosy’s”
  • BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Mr. Brown Goes To Washington”
  • POLKA DOTS AND MOONBEAMS  /  Greetje Kauffeld  /  “Heaven’s Open”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Gregory Porter  /  “One Night Only (Live At The Royal Albert Hall)”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “IT’S WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY! SIGH…” (10.10.20)

11 Oct

Saturday was World Mental Health Day. So, of course, I wanted to play two hours of positive, motivating, and encouraging songs. JUST KIDDING!! Doing that would have made me part of the solution, not part of the problem. That’s not the way I roll. In addition to some favorite songs about the questionable mental state of the world, I also played songs about several of the stressors indicating less than optimum mental health. Okay, yes, it was just another show about me.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • YOU’RE DRIVING ME CRAZY  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving me Crazy”
  • YOU COULD DRIVE A PERSON CRAZY  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine Sings Sondheim”
  • STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life Collected”
  • CRAZY  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Something Cool”
  • EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend – Live In California”
  • I JUST WANT TO BE HORIZONTAL  /  The Jim Kweskin Band & Samoa Wilson  /  “I Just Want To Be Horizontal”
  • DIG YOU LIKE CRAZY  /  Radam Schwartz Organ Big Band  /  “Message From Groove & GW”
  • CRAZY HE CALLS ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Audra McDonald  /  “Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill”
  • I’M GONNA LIVE TILL I DIE  /  Queen Latifah  /  “Trav’lin’ Light”
  • I’M THROUGH WITH LOVE  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirting With Twilight”
  • INSOMNIA  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN  /  John Doakes  /  “Forever Reasons”
  • KEEP IT TO YOURSELF  /  Amy Rigby  /  “18 Again”
  • MUSIC THERAPY FOR ANXIOUS CATS  /  Pet Care Club  /  “Cat Music”
  • IT’S ALWAYS 4:00 A.M.  /  Kellye Gray /  “Pink & Blue: The Blue Songs”
  • OH YOU CRAZY MOON  /  Wes Montgomery  /  “Willow Weep For Me”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • LOSING MY MIND  /  Donna Murphy  /  “Wall To Wall Sondheim”
  • THIS FUNNY WORLD  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Life Is Beautiful”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Gladys Knight  /  “Before Me”
  • SACK FULL OF DREAMS  /  Mark Murphy  /  “September Ballads”
  • WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW  /  Stacey Kent  /  “The Boy Next Door”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

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HINT FOR THIS WEEK’S MUSICAL THEME (10.10.20)

8 Oct

HINT: 

We’re going to celebrate a World Holiday this Saturday Night. (By the way: this photo has nothing to do with the holiday. I’m just fascinated by this photo.) 

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PLAYLIST FOR “FLATTERY WILL GET YOU…” (10.3.20)

4 Oct

It was that time again, time to ask people to put their money where my mouth is. Otherwise known as Fall Pledge Week. Remembering that you catch more flies with honey, I knew immediately the last thing I wanted to do was attract flies. So instead, I tried songs of full-throated, unfettered flattery to encourage people to go to wmnr.org and click on the trusty “Donate Now” button and support Turntable For One

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • YOU’RE THE TOP  /  Monica Ramey  /  “Make Someone Happy”
  • I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • WEAVER OF DREAMS  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Dream”
  • TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS  /  Joe Williams  /  “Every Night”
  • JUST THE WAY YOU ARE  /  Simone Kopmajer  /  “Simon Kopmajer’s Favorite Songs”
  • DEARLY BELOVED  /  Joe Doggs & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “Falling In Love Again”
  • THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “Got You On My Mind ”
  • THAT FACE  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE  /  The Swingle Singers  /  “Mood Swings”
  • LOVE YOU MADLY  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Oscar Peterson Trio  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • NOTHING LIKE YOU  /  Dena DeRose & Jeremy Pelt  /  “Ode To The Road”
  • CUTE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Best Of Tony Bennett”
  • YOU COULDN’T BE CUTER  /  Diana Krall & Yo-Yo Ma  /  “Songs Of Joy & Peace”
  • YOU’RE SENSATIONAL  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “True Love”
  • IT’S YOU OR NO ONE FOR ME  /  Alyssa Allgood  /  “Out Of The Blue”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Aaron Neville & Linda Ronstadt  /  “Nature Boy: The Standards Album”
  • SMITTEN WITH YOU  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Attachments”
  • YOU LEAVE ME BREATHLESS  /  John Doakes  /  “Forever Reasons”
  • ‘S WONDERFUL  /  Naama Gheber  /  “Dearly Beloved”
  • YOU’RE A SWEEETHEART  /  Mose Allison  /  “Mose Allison Sings & Plays V-8 Ford Blues”
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  Candace Springs  /  “The Women Who Raised Me”
  • MY ROMANCE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL TO ME  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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HINT FOR THIS WEEK’S MUSICAL THEME (10.3.20)

30 Sep

HINT:

 

 

It’s that time again. Time for you to put your money where my mouth is. In addition to a little fundraising, this week I’ll also tell you what I really think about you. 

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

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PLAYLIST FOR “MEMORY PROBLEMS” (9.29.20)

27 Sep

In the past I’ve done shows on “whistling” and “dancing.” Why did I choose those themes? Because those are two things I’ve never been able to do. In my life! I also can’t roll my tongue but, come on – if you can get two hours of songs out of that theme, you should be doing my show. In picking themes, I gotta go with what I know. So Memory Problems, songs about remembering and forgetting, was an obvious choice. I finished the show with a poem/prayer sung in Hebrew by Sophie Milman. I couldn’t let RBG’s passing go without some kind of celebration.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • I’LL REMEMBER APRIL  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Dreams”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  George Michael  /  “Songs From The Last Century”
  • REMEMBER  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • STARDUST  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Rarities, Outtakes, & Other Delights”
  • WHAT DID I FORGET?  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “Hearts & Minds”
  • FORGETFUL  /  Chet Baker  /  Embraceable You”
  • THANKS FOR THE MEMORY  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamsville”
  • THESE FOOLISH THINGS  /  Nat King Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • GET HAPPY  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • TRY TO REMEMBER /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ed McMahon  /  “And Me…I’m Ed McMahon”
  • MEMORIES OF YOU  /  Carol Welsman  /  “Memories Of You”
  • REMEMBERING  /  Avishai Cohen  /  “At Home”
  • SWEET KENTUCKY HAM  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Classics”
  • DID I REMEMBER  /  Emily Asher  /  “Emily Asher’s Garden Party”
  • MEMORY IN BLACK AND WHITE  /  Nikki Lorenzo & Sasha’s Bloc  /  “Club Rendezvous”
  • THE WAY WE WERE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Boston Concert 1976”
  • YOU WON’T FORGET ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • I REMEMBER CLIFFORD  /  Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “Still Live”
  • REMEMBERING TO BREATHE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Dooji Wooji”
  • EASY TO REMEMBER  /  Ian Shaw  /  “The Echo Of A Song”
  • ELI, ELI  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Make Someone Happy”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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HINT FOR THIS WEEK’S MUSICAL THEME (9.26.20)

24 Sep

HINT:

I forgot to do something. What is it? Oh, I know! I forgot to write a hint for this week. I wonder if I can get a theme out of that…

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PLAYLIST FOR “IN THE PRESENT PERFECT – A MUSICAL TRIBUTE” (9.19.20)

20 Sep

Who wants to take a quiz? Of course you do! It’s a grammar quiz – and of course you don’t. Too bad; here it is: Present Perfect. I know – there’s nothing perfect about the present. I meant Present Perfect Tense. I know – could things get any more tense? You’re still not with me. The Present Perfect Tense describes something that began in the past and is still happening – like this interminable introduction. Present Perfect tense is formed by the word have or has followed by the past participle of a verb. For instance this introduction has shaken my trust in humanity. Which is a bit extreme, don’t you think? A better example would be all of the song titles in my playlist. Yes, it was another one of my self-indulgent and utterly futile attempts to Make Grammar Great Again (MGGA!) with a Musical Tribute to the Present Perfect Tense.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WE’VE JUST BEGUN  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “We’ve Just Begun”
  • HAVE YOU MET MISS JONES?  /  Tony Bennett & Stan Getz  /  “Jazz”
  • I’VE GOT A LOT OF LIVING TO DO  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live At Rosy’s”
  • I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Standing Room Only”
  • I HAVE THE FEELING I’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Two For The Road”
  • I HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE  /  Lorraine Craig & National Youth Jazz Orch.  /  “Shades of Blue & Green”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Erroll Garner  /  “Night Concert”
  • I AIN’T GOT NOTHIN’ BUT THE BLUES  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • I’VE GOT A CRUSH ON YOU  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At Zardi’s”
  • AFTER YOU’VE GONE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Phil Collins  /  “50 Years In Music”
  • I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER  /  Lea DeLaria  /  “Play It Cool”
  • HAVEN’T WE MET?  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Because Of You”
  • I NEVER HAS SEEN SNOW  /  Hilary Gardner & Ehud Asherie  /  “The Late Set”
  • I’VE BEEN AROUND  /  Frank Sinatra Jr. & Tierney Sutton & Pat Williams  /  “Home Suite Home”
  • I’VE FOUND A NEW BABY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockhlm”
  • I’VE NEVER BEEN IN LOVE BEFORE  /  Lorez Alexandria  /  “Alexandria The Great”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Kenny Washington  /  “What’s The Hurry”
  • I’VE GOT NO STRINGS  /  Gina Saputo  /  “Swingin’ On A Star”
  • I MUST HAVE BEEN BLIND  /  Tim Buckley  /  “Blue Afternoon”
  • I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE  /  Brad Meldau Trio  /  “Anything Goes”
  • I HAVEN’T GOT ANYTHING BETTER TO DO  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  George Michael  /  “Symphonica”
  • I GOT IT BAD AND THAT AIN’T GOOD  /  Heather Masse & Dick Hyman  /  “Lock My Heart”
  • I HAVE DREAMED  /  Kurt Elling & Branford Marsalis  /   “The Questions”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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HINT FOR THIS WEEK’S MUSICAL THEME (9.19.20)

16 Sep

HINT: 

Who’d like to take a quiz?

 

It’s a grammar quiz!

 

 

That’s what I was afraid of. If you’re not afraid, tune in Saturday. 

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