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PLAYLIST FOR “DUMB QUESTIONS” (7.11.20)

12 Jul

Next time someone tries to tell you that there’s no such thing as a dumb question, offer a few of these. Don’t try to thank me. Just doing my job.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WHY DO PEOPLE FALL IN LOVE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art of Excellence”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Dreams”
  • WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • MY IDEAL  /  Kelly Green Trio  /  “Volume One”
  • TULIP OR TURNIP  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • HOW HIGH THE MOON  /  Gloria Reuben & Marty Ashby  /  “For All We Know”
  • HOW CAN THAT MAKE YOU FAT  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Till I Get It right”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR’S  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Yesterday”s Love Songs, Today’s Blues”
  • HOW ABOUT YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Joe Pesci  /  “Pesci…Still Singing”
  • AREN’T YOU GLAD YOU’RE YOU  /  Meredith d’Ambrosio  /  “Another Time”
  • WOODY’N YOU  /  Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Introducing The Eyal Vilner Big Band”
  • WHY TRY TO CHANGE ME NOW  /  Fiona Apple  /  “The Best Is Yet To Come”
  • SWINGING ON A STAR  /  Ori Dagan  /  “S’cat Got My Tongue”
  • WHATCHA GONNA DO WHEN THERE AIN’T NO SWING  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Strictly Romancin’”
  • AT LONG LAST LOVE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra & Swingin’ Brass”
  • HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN  /  Shoshanna Bean  /  “Spectrum”
  • DO I LOVE YOU BECAUSE YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL  /  (Mystery vocalist)  /  Jack Webb  /  “Just The Tracks, M’am”
  • SMOKE RINGS  /  April Ames  /  “Strike A Match”
  • SHOULD I  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “Kisses In the Rain”
  • WHY SHOULDN’T I  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “For Those Who Think Young”
  • WILL YOU STILL BE MINE?  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON?  /  Lillie Huddleston  /  “How Long Has This Been Going On?”
  • MIND IF I MAKE LOVE TO YOU  /  Harry Connick  /  “True Love: A Celebration Of Cole Porter”
  • WHAT IS LOVE?  /  Quiana Lynell  /  “A Little Love”
  • HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING  /  Ian Shaw  /  “The Theory Of Joy”
  • OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Nikki Yanofsky  /  “Nikki”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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HINT FOR THIS WEEK’S MUSICAL THEME (7.11.20)

8 Jul

HINT:

 

They always said, “Go ahead and ask. There’s no such thing as a dumb question.” Wanna bet?

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PLAYLIST FOR “A TURNTABLE FOR ONE FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION!” (7.4.20)

5 Jul

This was my first Fourth Of July show ever (I’m usually off during July and August). So should the show be patriotic? Ironic? Serious? Cynical? Yes, yes, yes, and yes! I celebrated with some traditional songs, plus the Buddy Rich Big Band for fireworks, Laverne Butler with a declaration of independence, tributes to Freddy Cole, Johnny Mandel, and Jim Pepper, and  songs by Dave Frishberg, Randy Newman in celebration of the First Amendment. Looks like I’ll be around all summer this year. Check back frequently. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MY COUNTRY ‘TIS OF THEE  /  Rene Marie  /  “Voice Of My Beautiful Country”
  • GRAND OLD FLAG  /  Sweet Sue Terry  /  “Live At The Deer Head Inn”
  • BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU?  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Love Makes The Changes”
  • MY COUNTRY USED TO BE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Do You Miss New York?”
  • A SONG AFTER SUNDOWN  /  Stan Getz & Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops  /  “The Essential Stan Getz”
  • AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL  /  Ray Charles  /  “Ray Charles Forever”
  • MY COUNTRY TIS OF THEE  /  Halloween Americans  /  “Halloween 101-USA Horror Music”
  • READY MIX  /  Buddy Rich  /  “Just In Time: The Final Recording”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME/GOD BLESS America  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  “Mamaloshen”
  • THERE USED TO BE A BALLPARK  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tim McCarver  /  “Tim McCarver Sings Selections From The Great American Songbook”
  • AMERICA  /  Simon & Garfunkle  /  “Old Friends”
  • THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER  /  Duke Ellington Orchestra  /  “Love You Madly”
  • DON’T LET THE SUN CATCH YOU CRYING  /  Laverne Butler  /  “Blues In The City”
  • TAKE ME TO THE ALLEY  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Take Me to the Alley”
  • AMERICAN THE BEAUTIFUL  /  John Daversa Big Band  /  “American Dreamers”
  • A FEW WORDS IN DEFENSE OF OUR COUNTRY  /  Randy Newman  /  “The Randy Newman Songbook”
  • WITCHI TAI TO  /  Chris Hills  /  “Everything Is Everything”
  • POLKA DOTS AND MOONBEAMS  /  Jim Pepper  /  “Dakota Song”
  • LIFE’S A LESSON  /  Ben Sidran & Giorgia  /  “Ben There, Done That”
  • AMERICAN TUNE  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Questions”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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HINT FOR THIS WEEK’S MUSICAL THEME (7.4.20)

1 Jul

HINT: 

Look how excited everyone is about celebrating July 4th and celebrating the first ever Turntable For One Summer Edition! Well, I’m excited. Ready for some fireworks?

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PLAYLIST FOR “COME ON, GET HAPPY!” (6.27.20)

28 Jun

Recent studies show that more Americans are more unhappy about more things than they have been in more than 50 years. This could mean two things: people are actually and finally coming to their senses (we can hope); or people have been waiting for me to do a show about “happy” music. (I never said I was devoid of self-delusion, did I?)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • GET HAPPY  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “You’ll Never Know”
  • I WANT TO BE HAPPY  /  Julian Yeo  /  “You And The Night”
  • SOMETIMES I’M HAPPY  /  Naama Gheber  /  “Dearly Beloved”
  • PUT ON A HAPPY FACE  /  The Pete McGuiness Jazz Orchestra  /  “Along for The Ride”
  • IN SPITE OF ALL THIS I’M STILL HAPPY  /  Danny Bacher  /  “Still Happy”
  • THIS HAPPY MADNESS  /  Delicatessen  /  “Happy Madness”
  • WALKING HAPPY  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • HAPPY FEET  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • I WANT TO GO WHERE YOU GO  /  Joe Williams  /  “The Song Is You”
  • HAPPINESS IS JUST A THING CALLED JOE  /  Ruth Cameron  /  “Roadhouse”
  • WRAP YOUR TROUBLES IN DREAMS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Who Can I Turn To”
  • HAPPY TALK  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Many A New Day”
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. SWING  /  Andrej Hermlin & His Swing Dance Orch.  /  “Happy Birthday Mr. Swing”
  • YOU AND THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC  /  Stan Getz & Bill Evans  /  “But Beautiful”
  • THIS HAPPY MADNESS  /  Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim  /  “Sinatra & Company”     
  • BE HAPPY/GO LUCKY  /  Dorothy Collins  /  “The Jingle Workshop”
  • LITTLE UNHAPPY BOY  /  Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley  /  “Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley”
  • BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Tribute”
  • GLAD TO BE UNHAPPY  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin: The Centennial Edition”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  Gregory Porter & Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Jackie Ryan & Terry Gibbs  /  “Grand Masters Of Jazz”
  • A HAPPY THOUGHT  /  Kurt Elling  /  “A Happy Thought”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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HINT FOR THIS WEEK’S MUSICAL THEME (6.27.20)

24 Jun

HINT:

 

Today, according to recent studies, more Americans are more unhappy about more things than they’ve been in more than 50 years. I know they’re waiting for me to do something about it. Okay. I will.

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PLAYLIST FOR “HAPPY FATHER’S DAY 2020!” (6.20.20)

21 Jun

My annual salute to Dads with songs about dads, songs sung and written by dads, songs I think dads would/should sing, songs of fatherly advice, some songs I gave myself just as a Father’s Day present, plus a couple stories about my dad and about being a dad myself. In short, another wonderfully self-indulgent show. I am content. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • FATHER’S DAY  /  Groucho Marx  /  
  • SONG FOR MY FATHER  /  Lillie Huddleston  /  “How Long Has this Been Going On?
  • AS LONG AS I LIVE  /  Jonathan Karrant  /  “Live”
  • LITTLE MAN YOU’VE HAD A BUSY DAY  /  Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This”
  • I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU  /  Louis Armstrong  /  “Cheek to Cheek: The Complete Duet Recordings”
  • DOWNHILL  /  Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Swing Out”
  • THE GREAT CITY  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “No Regrets”
  • POLONIUS’ FAREWELL TO LAERTES  /  Cast  /  “Shakespeare’s Hamlet”
  • HEART’S DESIRE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Do You Miss New York?”
  • BROWN BABY  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Sin & Soul”
  • DADDY  /  Joanie Sommers  /  Look Out It’s Joanie Sommers”
  • GOT TO GET HOME TO MY CHILDREN  /  Dave Tull  /  “I Just Want To Be Paid”
  • AT THE RENDEZVOUS  /  Clint Holmes  /  “At The Rendezvous”
  • ST JUDY’S COMET  /  Paul Simon  /  “There Goes Rhymin’ Simon”
  • I’M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS  /  Sammy Davis  /  “Sammy Davis Jr. & Laurinda Almeida”
  • THE WIFFENPOOF SONG  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers & Losers”
  • EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE  /  The Police  /  “Synchronicity”
  • SO LONG DAD  /  Randy Newman  /  “Randy Newman”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Candace Springs & Norah Jones  /  “The Women Who Raised Me”
  • TRY YOUR WINGS  /  Tom Rust  /  “Lucky to Be Me”
  • I WONDER WHO MY DADDY IS  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat ‘King’ Cole & Me”
  • MY FATHER  /  Judy Collins  /  “Who Knows Where The Time Goes”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Joe Williams  /  “The Holiday Feelin’”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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HINT FOR THIS WEEK’S MUSICAL THEME (6.20.20)

18 Jun

HINT: 

What’s this week’s musical theme? I’ll tell you one thing: it’s not “How to ignore your kids completely by pretending to read a book.” (Another hint: Check the calendar, okay?)

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PLAYLIST FOR “HOW SWEET IT IS” (6.13.20)

14 Jun

Sweet – it’s a word that you don’t hear much, especially now. Home Sweet Home? After three months of sheltering in place, what’s so sweet about being home? Sweet Dreams? Its been months since I had one. Sweet Spot? I know what it used to mean, but now it means keeping six feet away from people. Sweet Nothings? That’s still how most people describe the long, rambling opens to my shows (just like this). So I thought it was time to give Sweet a little love. It was only for two hours – then everyone could go back to life as we know it these days. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SWEET AND LOVELY  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Favorites From A Long Walk”
  • HOW SWEET IT IS TO BE LOVED BY YOU  /  Joe Williams  /  “Presenting Joe Williams & Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orch.”
  • THE SWEETEST SOUNDS  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Home”
  • SWEET LORRAINE  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • SWEET HOME COOKIN’ MAN  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Sweet Home Cookin’”
  • STOCKHOLM SWEETNIN’  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “You Got What It Takes”
  • GOODNIGHT SWEETHEART  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Sarah Plus 2”
  • IN YOUR OWN SWEET WAY  /  Miles Davis  /  “Workin’”
  • SWEET SURPRISE  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Whisper For You”
  • BIG BAD BILL  /  (Mystery Vocalist”  /  David Lee Roth  /  “The Collection”
  • BITTER WITH THE SWEET  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • CANDY  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight:
  • SWEETHEART  /  Maryann Price & Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks  /  “Last Train To Hicksville: The Home Of Happy Feet”        
  • SWEET GEORGIA BROWN  /  Take 6  /  “The Standard”
  • SWEET PUMPKIN  /  Diane Marino  /  “Soul Serenade”
  • SUCH SWEET THUNDER  /  Duke Ellington  /  “Soul Call”
  • BITTERSWEET  /  Maud Hixson  /  (Promo CD)
  • SWEET PEA  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Accent The Positive”
  • SWEET LOTUS BLOSSOM  /  Linda Carone  /  “Black Moonlight”
  • SWEET KENTUCKY HAM  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Classic”
  • SWEET AND SLOW  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Late Set”
  • SWEET SUE  /  Chet Baker  /  “Jazz Round Midnight”
  • YOU’RE A SWEETHEART  /  Betty Carter  /  “The Betty Carter Album”
  • SWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT  /  Diane Schuur  /  “Running On Faith”
  • SWEET SLUMBER  /  Jimmy Witherspoon & Jack McDuff  /  “The Blues is Now”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “I SEE YOU; I HEAR YOU” (6.6.20)

7 Jun

I think one of the responsibilities of having a microphone every week is knowing when to shut up. I did that (for the most part) this week and let singers and songwriters who for so many years have seen and heard with perception and then written with eloquent honesty about this painful struggle playing out once again across America. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I WISH I KNEW HOW IT WOULD FEEL TO BE FREE  /  Nina Simone  /  “Silk & Soul”
  • PLEASE SEND ME SOMEONE TO LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “You Got What It Takes”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /   Diane Schuur  /  “Running On Faith”
  • FRAGILE  /  Sting  /  “My Songs”
  • SACK FULL OF DREAMS  /  Ernestine Anderson  “Be Mine Tonight”
  • WHAT DID I DO TO BE SO BLACK AND BLUE  /  Lou Rawls  /  “Black And Blue”
  • THIS IS (NOT) A PROTEST SONG  /  Rene Marie  /  “Sound of Red”
  • BLACKBIRD  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • SING OUT, MARCH ON  /  Quiana Lynell  /  “A Little Love”
  • PEOPLE TIME  /  Stan Getz & Kenny Barron /  Yours And Mine”
  • MAKE IT GO AWAY  /  Holly Cole  /  “Dark Dear Heart”
  • BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU?  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Mr. Oscar Brown Jr. Goes To Washington”
  • YOU REAP JUST WHAT YOU SOW  /  Catherine Russell  /  “You Reap Just What You Sow”
  • EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED  /  Mose Allison  /  “Ever Since The World Ended”
  • FEELING GOOD  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Feelin’ Good”
  • SAVE THE COUNTRY  /  Laura Nyro  /  “Live! The Loom’s Desire”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  Joe Williams  /  “Presenting Joe Williams & Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra:
  • SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD  /  Clairedee  /  A Love Letter To Lena”
  • GOD BLESS THE CHILD  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Be Good”
  • LOST IN THE STARS  /  Dee Dee Bridgewater  /  “This Is New”
  • WE’RE ALL IN THE DANCE  /  Rachel Caswell  /  “We’re All In The Dance”
  • OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Keith Jarrett  /  La Scala”
  • BALM IN GILEAD  /  Nnenna Freelon  /  “Blueprint Of A Lady”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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