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PLAYLIST FOR “HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOB!” (10.7.17)

9 Oct

My brother (you know him as “R.L.” and I know him as “Bob! Take the pillow off my face. I can’t breathe!”) celebrated his birthday on Oct. 8 and I celebrated it on my show the night before, featuring his favorite song – Skylark – and some of his favorite singers. I also featured a few favorite musical brothers.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. SWING  /  Andrej Hermlin & His Swing Dance Orchestra  /  “Happy Birthday Mr. Swing”
  • SKYLARK  /  Kevin Mahogany & Ray Brown Trio /  “Some Of My Best Friends Are…Singers”
  • SLUMMING ON PARK AVENUE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • WALKING MY BABY BACK HOME  /  Livingston Taylor  /  “Snapshot – Live At The Iron Horse”
  • WALKING MY BABY BACK HOME  /  James Taylor  /  “Hourglass”
  • MULBERRIES  /  Bob & Ray  /  “The Wally Ballou Story”
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy  /  “The Dream”
  • LOVE WALKED IN  /  Sue Raney  /  “In Good Company”
  • THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jennie Smith  /  “Nightly On The Steve Allen Show”
  • LOOK OUT FOR LOVE  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • I’M NOT MY BROTHER I’M ME  /  Freddy Cole  /  (A Live Performance)
  • WHERE THE ACTION IS  /  Ike Cole  /  “Tribute To His Brother Nat”
  • GROOVE YARD  /  The Montgomery Brothers  /  “Groove Yard”
  • BILL  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine Live At Carnegie Hall”
  • I WANT TO BE HAPPY  /  The Mills Brothers & Count Basie  /  “The Board Of Directors”
  • BIRTHDAY SONG, GENERIC  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “Moonshadow Dance”
  • SKYLARK  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Fallen Angels”
  • FOUR BROTHERS  /  King Sisters  /  “Imagination”
  • IT ISN’T SO GOOD IT COULDN’T GET BETTER  /  Irene Kral  /  “Second Chance”
  • LOVE IS IN THE AIR  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “A Stephen Sondheim Collection”
  • I LOVE YOU PORGY  /  Nina Simone  /  “Mood Indigo”
  • SKYLARK  /  Roberta Gambarini & Hank Jones  /  “You Are There”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL  /  John Coltrane Quartet  /  “Ballads”
  • SAVE YOUR LOVE FOR ME  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley”
  • BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Mr. Oscar Brown Jr. Goes To Washington”
  • FAR AWAY PLACES  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • SKYLARK  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone And Piano!”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Did you miss the show? Or want to hear it again? That’s the spirit! Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to last Saturday’s show.

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PLAYLIST FOR “LET’S CELEBRATE RECORD STORE DAY!! (4.21.12)

22 Apr

We kicked it old school last night – no CDs and no prepared playlist or notes. Instead I pulled a couple dozen old vinyl albums and played what I felt like at the moment. Twice the fun? Not exactly.  Twice the chaos? Sure. Still, perhaps thought and impulse control haven’t been getting their due these days.

TITLE  /  Artist  /  Album Title

  • STRAIGHT AHEAD  /  Jimmy Smith  /  “Bluesmith”
  • I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • SUICIDE IS PAINLESS  /  Sue Raney  / Sue Raneu Sings The Music of Johnny Mandel”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  Julius LaRosa  /  “It’s A Wrap!”
  • DANCING MEN  /  Buddy Rich  /  Rich In London
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Sarah Vaughan in Japan”
  • CAN’T GET OUT OF THIS MOOD  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • I HAVEN’T GOT ANYTHING BETTER TO DO  /  Astrud Gilberto  /  “I Haven’t Got Anything Better To Do”
  • IMPOSSIBLE  /  The Hi-Los  /  “Love Nest”
  • GRAVY WALTZ    (mystery vocalist)  /  Jennie Smith  /  “Nightly on The Steve Allen Show”
  •  MIMOSA AND ME  /  Jackie And Roy  /  “Lovesick”
  • THE PEOPLE THAT YOU NEVER GET TO LOVE  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “The People That You Never Get To Love”
  • AFTER THE RAIN  /  Ramsey Lewis  /  “One Night Stand”