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PLAYLIST FOR “SEASON FINALE 2017 – SUMMER LISTENING ASSIGNMENTS” (7.1.17)

3 Jul

I’ll be gone for the next 8 weeks while WMNR broadcasts live concerts from Tanglewood by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. So on the season finale, I assigned music and singers who should be on everyone’s summer listening list. I also threw in a few requests and some music I’ve been wanting to play this season but couldn’t find the right theme.

Although I won’t be doing live shows for a while, I’ll be uploading new podcasts on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange, all summer, here: 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Company I Keep”
  • HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON  /  Kellye Gray  /  Rendering”
  • LIVING IN A GREAT BIG WAY  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back in Town”
  • LET’S GET LOADED  /  Carey West  /  “Made Of Clay”
  • LOVEWISE  /  Bobby Scott  /  “For Sentimental Reasons”
  • WHEN I LOOK IN YOUR EYES  /  Irene Kral  /  “Where Is Love?”
  • COCKTAILS FOR TWO  /  Spike Jones  /  “Spike Jones Goes Crazy”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Begin to Dance”
  • I WON’T SCAT  /  Ron Boustead  /  “Unlikely Valentine”
  • TROUBLED WATERS  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • LITTLE GIRL BLUE  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Tribute”
  • I’VE GOT A RIGHT TO CRY  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • I WANNA TURN OUT MY LIGHT  /  April Barrows  /  “My Dream Is You”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • AIN’T NO REST FOR THE WICKED  /  Postmodern Jukebox w/ Joey Cook  /  “33 Resolutions Per Minutes”
  • I WANNA GO PLACES AND DO THINGS  /  Wendy Moten  /  “Wendy Moten Sings Richard Whiting”
  • TIME TO GO  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Don’t Be So Blue”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • WAITER, THE CHECK  /  Cousin Alice  /  “Pour Me”
  • GOODBYE FOR NOW  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “Rigmor Gustafsson With Radio String Quartet Vienna”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Monica Zetterlund & Bill Evans  /  “The Complete Bill Evans On Verve”
  • SIGNING OFF  /  Helen Merrill  /  “You’ve Got A Date With The Blues
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

PLAYLIST FOR “GONE FISHIN'” (6.28.16)

27 Jun

WMNR Fine Arts Radio was celebrating another Musical Theme Week, “Gone Fishin'”. So, of course, I jumped right in, since I’ve spent my life  fishing for the right words and angling for an original thought. Although I came up with just two songs actually about fishing, I found songs about fishing metaphors (see if you can guess which metaphor goes with which songs) and songs about taking off and going traveling in general.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or album Title

 

  • I’M GONNA GO FISHING  /  Peggy Lee  /  “The Best Of Peggy Lee”
  • THE FISHIN’ HOLE  /  Andy Griffith  /  “American Originals”
  • I WANT A LITTLE GIRL  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • GOOD BAIT  /  Amanda Carr  /  Soon”
  • AREN’T I CUTE?  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “It’s About Time”
  • SLAP THAT BASS  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “How Do You Keep The Music Playing?”
  • THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY  /  Judy Garland  /.  “Judy At Carnegie”
  •  LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • THE NIGHTSHIFT  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  /  “Unexpected Dreams”
  • DRINKING AGAIN  /  Sam Harris  /  “Standard Time / Different Stages?”
  • FAR AWAY PLACES  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • LET’S TAKE A WALK AROUND THE BLOCK  /  Mel Torme  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • LET’S GET AWAY FROM IT ALL  /  Morgana King  /  “This Is Always”
  • LET’S GO  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “The Hot Sardines”
  • I WISH I COULD GO TRAVELING AGAIN  /  Stacey Kent  /  Breakfast On The Morning Tram”
  • COME FLY WITH ME  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • ROUTE 66  /  Glen Frey  /  “After Hours”
  • SUNDAY AFTERNOON  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings”
  • LOVE ON A GREYHOUND BUS  /  Janet Planet  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Jimmy Scott  /  “Milestone Profiles: Jimmy Scott”
  • SLOW BOAT TO CHINA  /  Cleo Laine  /  “If We Lived On Top of a Mountain
  • UNDER PARIS SKIES  /  Toots Thielemans  /  “Chez Toots”
  • CHEZ MOI  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  •  THE COFFEE SONG  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  •  A FOGGY DAY  /  Audrey Bernstein  /  “Audrey Bernstein Loves Blue”
  •  MY LOVE WENT TO LONDON  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To The Ladies”
  • I’VE BEEN AROUND  /  Frank Sinatra Jr., Tierney Sutton, Pat Williams  /  “Home Suite Home”
  • IT’S NICE TO GO TRAV’LIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Fly With Me”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “CELEBRATING MOTHERS” (5.7.16)

9 May

A program for all the mothers in the audience, and for a change I meant it in a literal sense, not as a nasty pejorative. So it was two-hours of music about being a mother, caring for their kids, worrying about their kids, and advising their kids – any of which can be taken to an uncomfortable extreme…but maybe that’s just my story.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • CALL ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Strangers In The Night”
  • ME, MYSELF, AND I  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • AC-CENTU-ATE THE POSITIVE  /  Dr. John  /  “In A Sentimental Mood”
  • IF YOU WANT THE RAINBOW  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • YOU’LL NEVER GET AWAY FROM ME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Mr. Broadway”
  • LOOK AT THAT FACE  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Favorites From A Long Walk”
  • THAT FACE  /  Joe Williams  /  “Jump For Joy”
  • BITTER WITH THE SWEET  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • BUTTON UP YOUR OVERCOAT  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jack Lemmon  /  “A Twist Of Lemon”
  • LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING  /  Helen Merrill  /  “Mixes”
  • THROW IT AWAY  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Stockholm Sweetnin’”
  • BIG BAD WORLD  /  The Real Group  /  “Commonly Unique”
  • IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Falling In Love With Love”
  • LIFE IS JUST A BOWL OF CHERRIES  /  Carmen McRae  /  The Ultimate Carmen McRae
  • BE A CHILD  /  Marlene VerPlanck  /  “Marlene VerPlanck Sings Alec Wilder”
  • GUILTY  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Sophie Milman”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  (Mystery Daughter)  /  Jacqui Dankworth  /  “It Happens Quietly”
  • I’M SHADOWING YOU  /  (Mystery Mother)  Cleo Laine  /  “Quintessential Cleo”
  • ALWAYS  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Mothers & Daughters”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Diana Krall  /  “Love Scenes”
  • BLUES IN THE NIGHT  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Only The Lonely”
  • DON’T WORRY ‘BOUT A THING  /  Joann Funk  /  “Jazz In the Lobby Bar”
  • WHAT’LL I DO  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Dancing In The Dark”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “Christmas For Lovers”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • NEW WORDS  /  Liz Callaway  /  “Unsung Broadway”
  • CHILDREN WILL LISTEN  /  Bernadette Peters  /  “Sondheim Etc., Etc.
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “EITHER/OR” (11.21.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

22 Nov

Each week when I’m putting together a show, I have to decide between so many choices – either a new singer or a classic one; either a familiar song or something more recent; and, most important of all, either libel or slander.  This week I decided to let the singers wrestle with their own Either/Or decisions. Why should I have to do all the work?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music of Coltrane & Hartman”
  • GOTTA BE THIS OR THAT  /  Kim Nazarian & John Pizzarelli  /  “Some Morning”
  • THEY’RE EITHER TOO YOUNG OR TOO OLD  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “For The Duration”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga   /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • COME RAIN OR COME SHINE  /  Sinne Eeg & Thomas Fonnesbaek  /  “Eeg & Fonnesbaek”
  • LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • WITH OR WITHOUT YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jackie Evancho  /  “Awakening”
  • SUMMER, HIGHLAND FALLS  /  Billy Joel  /  “The Complete Albums Collection”
  • TULIP OR TURNIP  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AIN’T MY BABY  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • I HOPE YOU DANCE  /  Deborah Lippmann & Savion Glover  /  “Nightingale”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

Don’t forget: It’s not an “either/or” question when it comes to listening to Turntable For One. Missed the Saturday night live show? Don’t cry. Please. You know how I hate it when you cry. You can always listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange. Just click the link below: 

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PLAYLIST FOR “MAGIC 8-BALL NIGHT” (11.14.15)

15 Nov

In an attempt to answer some of life’s biggest questions (and who isn’t trying these days?), I brought in a new consultant for the evening (pictured below). It didn’t help much. 

H. With New Consultant

But before the usual silliness began, I opened the show with Jacky Terrasson’s exquisite, heartbreaking La Marseillaise, just in case there was a heart somewhere not broken enough.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

 

  • LA MARSEILLAISE  /  Jacky Terrasson  /  “A Paris”  
  • HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN?  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Cyrille Aimee & The Surreal Band”
  • WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO MISS NEW ORLEANS?  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark” 
  • JUST YOU, JUST ME  /  Sinne Eeg & Curtis Stigers  /  “Remembering You” 
  • SHOULD I SURRENDER  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Loving You” 
  • WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Rita Wilson  /  “AM/FM”
  • WAS IT SOMETHING I SAID?  /  Lily Frost  /  “Too Hot For Words”   
  • SOPHISTICATED LADY  /  Mayte Alguacil  /  “Day By Day”   
  • WE GOT TO PUT THE SUN BACK IN THE SKY  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • MY IDEAL  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Earth Wants You”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC?  /  Betty Carter & Carmen McRae  /  “The Carmen McRae/Betty Carter Duets”
  • HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING?  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence” 
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “THE FACTS OF LIFE” (11.7.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

7 Nov

Once again Turntable For One goes where no other radio program goes and, as usual, I forgot to bring a map. But I thought it was time that someone told the audience the facts of life. And, as you can see, I had some impressive help. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LIFE IS JUST A BOWL OF CHERRIES  /  Carmen McRae  /  “The Ultimate Carmen McRae” 
  • YOU’RE NOBODY TILL SOMEBODY LOVES YOU  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Night On The Town With The Rat Pack”
  • BITTER WITH THE SWEET  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm /  “Spark” 
  • DOWN  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Sinne Eeg & Thomas Fonnesbaek  /  “Eeg—Fonnesbaek”
  • THE WATERS OF MARCH  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Giants Of Jazz: Mark Murphy”  
  • WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Dreams In Apartment”
  • I’M GLAD I’M NOT YOUNG ANYMORE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Lorne Greene  /  “Young At Heart”
  • IF YOU WANT THE RAINBOW  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • GOD BLESS THE CHILD  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Be Good” 
  • THROW IT AWAY  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Stockholm Sweetnin”
  • YOU MIGHT AS WELL LIVE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Till I Get It Right”  
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine 

Here’s one of the better facts of life: you can listen to a Turntable For One podcast anywhere, anytime, day or night (except maybe when you’re in surgery). Click the link below to go to PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. 

 

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PLAYLIST FOR “ACCORDION WEEK” (10.24.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers #accordions

24 Oct

The accordion and Turntable For One. Some called that a perfect marriage, some called it synergy at its most organic, some just called it a night. There have been many swinging jazz accordionists in the past; and in the present, the instrument is finding its way into the background and the foreground with some great singers and musicians. Below is a partial list and all I had time to play this week. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • UNDER PARIS SKIES  /  Toots Thielemans  /  “Chez Toots”
  • THE MORE I SEE YOU  /  Jenna Mammina  /  “Meant To Be”
  • CHIM CHIM CHER-EE  /  Esperanza Spaulding  /  “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  • SWING GITAN  /  Django Festival Allstars  /  “Django Festival Allstars 2012”
  • LET THERE BE LOVE  /  Art Van Damme & The Voices Unlimited  /  “Invitation” 
  • A POTTER’S SONG  /  Maria Schneider  /  “The Thompson Field”
  • THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Eric Clapton  /  “Old Sock”
  • APRIL IN PARIS  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Gypsy In My Soul”  /  
  • APRIL IN PARIS  /  The Mighty Accordion Band  /  “They Said It Couldn’t Be Done”
  • SO SORRY  /  Sophie Milman  /  “In The Moonlight”
  • THE NIGHT THE PUGILIST LEARNED HOW TO DANCE  /  Sting  /  “The Last Ship”
  • SMILE  /  Halie Loren  /  “Heart First”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

There’s more where this came from – more songs, more jazz singers, more ways to kill an hour. Check out the Turntable For One podcasts on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange. Click the link below!

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