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PLAYLIST FOR “YOU BE THE JUDGE” (12.2.17)

5 Dec

Well, I’m finally back from being under the weather…I guess that means that now I’m over the weather. Last Saturday night, I let the audience play producer in the privacy of their own homes. I played two versions of the same song and listeners could decide for themselves which was the better singer, or interpretation, or arrangement. Luckily for me, no one got so good at the process that they asked to take over my time slot. Phew. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THAT FACE  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • THAT FACE  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries + Champagne”
  • MISTY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “By Popular Demand: Ella Fitzgerald”
  • MISTY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella With The London Symphony Orchestra”
  • MONA LISA  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat “King” Cole And Me”
  • MONA LISA  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  George Benson  /  “Inspiration”
  • LEOPARD-SKIN PILL-BOX HAT  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Blonde On Blonde”
  • LEOPARD-SKIN PILL-BOX HAT  /  Janet Planet  /  “Just Like A Woman: The Music of Bob Dylan”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Best Of Tony Bennett”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • RAINBOW CONNECTION  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • LOOK TO THE RAINBOW  /  Luciana Souza  /  “Centennial: Newly Discovered Works Of Gil Evans”
  • AT LONG LAST LOVE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”
  • AT LONG LAST LOVE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra & Swinging Brass”
  • FINGERS  /  Dave Bennett  /  “Blood Moon”
  • CLOUDBURST/GETTING MARRIED TODAY  /  Jessica Molasky & John Pizzarelli  /  “Make Believe”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live In Japan Vol. 2”
  •  I REMEMBER YOU  /  Jazzmeia Horn  /  “Social Call”
  • BILLY’S BLUES  /  Laura Nyro  /  “First Song”
  • BILLY’S BLUES  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  Stacey Kent  /  “I Know I Dream”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • I REMEMBER CLIFFORD  /  Helen Merrill  /  “Love In Song”
  • I REMEMBER CLIFFORD  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Still Live”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO INTERJECTIONS” (10.14.17)

14 Oct

In my persistent yet utterly futile attempt to keep grammar alive (though most seem to feel it’s time to pull the plug), I dedicated this week’s show to an important if impulsive part of speech, the interjection, those words and phrases that add surprise, passion, and sometimes profanity to our every day conversations and writing. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • JEEPERS CREEPERS  /  Julius LaRosa  /  “Julius LaRosa”
  • GOODY GOODY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald At The Opera House”
  • FLY ME TO THE MOON  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “It Might As Well Be Swing”
  • DEED I DO  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You”
  • I COULD CARE LESS  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “By Himself”
  • OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING  /  Ray Charles & Count Basie  /  “Ray Sings, Basie Swings”
  • OH YOU BEAUTIFUL DOLL  /  Jessica Molasky  /  “Pentimento”
  • HELLO MA BABY  /  Julian Yeo  /  “1923”
  • THE TELEPHONE SONG  /  Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz  /  “The Bossa Nova Years”
  • I’M CHECKIN’ OUT, GOOM BYE  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Strictly Romancin’”
  • CHANGE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Songs From Big Sur”
  • OH! LOOK AT ME NOW  /  Bobby Darin  /  “The Legendary Bobby Darin”
  • OH! DARLING  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • NAGASAKI  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • DARN THAT DREAM  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “A Little Moonlight”
  • IT DON’T MEAN A THING  /  Thelonious Monk  /  “Thelonious Monk Plays Ellington”
  • HEY YOU WITH THE CRAZY EYES  /  Loston Harris  /  “Swingfully Yours”
  • MY BROOKLYN LOVE SONG  /  Duchess  /  “Duchess”
  • THANK HEAVENS FOR LITTLE GIRLS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ed McMahon  /  “And Me…I’m Ed McMahon”
  • AIN’T SHE SWEET  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Nat, Carole, & Natalie Cole  /  “The Extraordinary”
  • ALRIGHT, OKAY YOU WIN  /  Joe Williams  /  “The Best of Joe Williams”
  • YOU’LL SEE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • THEY ALL LAUGHED  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • IF LOVE WERE ALL  /  Judy Garland”  /  “Judy At Carnegie Hall”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • OH YOU CRAZY MOON  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Monica Zetterlund & Bill Evans  /  “Jazz Round Midnight”  
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “THE WHOLE WORLD’S GOING CRAZY” (10.15.16)

18 Oct

The world is going crazy – I don’t think you can find much evidence to the contrary; and certainly not on this week’s show. Okay, it may be going crazy, but that doesn’t mean it can’t swing.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • GOIN’ CRAZY  /  The Three Haircuts
  • IT’S CRAZY  /  Mary Stallings  /  “I Waited For You”
  • CRAZY SHE CALLS ME  /  Nat Cole  /  “Tell Me All About Yourself”
  • CRAZY  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Something Cool”
  • THIS FUNNY WORLD  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Stage & Screen Hits”
  • CRAZY RHYTHM  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Normal As Blueberry Pie”
  • OH YOU CRAZY MOON  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • STRANGE FEELINGS  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington By Night”
  • HEY YOU WITH THE CRAZY EYES  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Frankie Vaughan  /  “Let’s Make Love Soundtrack”
  • MAD MAD ME  /  Sophie Bancroft  /  “Hot & Cold”
  • THIS HAPPY MADNESS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings
  • TENDER MADNESS  /  Grace Kelly  /  “Mood Changes”
  • BALLAD OF THE THIN MAN  /  Bob Dylan  /  “After The Flood”
  • STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS  /  Fleurine  /  “Fire”
  • GOIN’ OUT OF MY HEAD  /  Les McCann  /  “How’s Your Mother?”
  • YOU COULD DRIVE A PERSON CRAZY  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Sings Sondheim”
  • YOU’RE DRIVING ME CRAZY  /  Mel Torme  /  “Too Darn Hot”
  • CRAZY LOVE  /  Ray Charles & Van Morrison  /  “The Best Of Van Morrison”
  • LOSING MY MIND  /  Holly Cole  /  “Color & Light”
  • COFFEE IN A CARDBOARD CUP  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  “Mandy Patinkin”
  • I’M NOT OKAY  /  Allegra Levy  /  “Lonely City”
  • HURRY IT’S LOVELY UP HERE  /  Mark Jennett  /  Everybody Says Don’t”
  • YOU CALL IT MADNESS  /  Diana Krall/  “All For You”
  • I HAD THE CRAZIEST DREAM  /  Pat Suzuki  / “Pat Suzuki Sings”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • SUMMER, HIGHLAND FALLS  /  Jessica Molaskey  /  “Sitting In Limbo”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “BREAKING THE RECORD” (2.28.15) – AN ARCHIVE REPLAY #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

1 Mar

Couldn’t do a live show last night, so I pulled from the Turntable For One archives a program I consider one of my proudest moments (you’ll notice I didn’t solicit anyone else’s opinion about that).  On this show, Turntable For One bravely went where no other radio program has tried to go. (What do they know that I don’t and when will I ever learn?) Nevertheless, throwing caution and good sense to the wind (if not good taste as well), I challenged the record for the most number of songs ever played during a Turntable For One show; and, including references from accompanists, I played 31 songs in one hour, a record I think will stand, especially on a crowded bus. But, you be the judge! Take a look at the playlist. I’d say the music was a Win-Win for me and everyone else.  

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  Album or CD Title

 

  •  IT DON’T MEAN A THING/I’M CHECKING OUT GOOMBYE  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Girl Singer”
  • ALL GOD’S CHILDREN/DO YOU WANT TO JUMP CHILDREN  /  Joe Williams  /  “At Newport ‘63”
  • BRIGAS NUNCA MAIS/FELICIDADE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE/MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Once To Every Heart”
  • NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT/THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME/S’WONDERFUL/SWANEE/STRIKE UP THE BAND / Sarah Vaughan  /  “Gershwin Live”
  • WATCH WHAT HAPPENS/FLY ME TO THE MOON/YOU AND THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC/SHAKING THE BLUES AWAY  /  Mel Torme  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES/ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE  /  Roberta Gambarini  /  “Easy To Love”
  • I WANT TO BE HAPPY/SOMETIMES I’M HAPPY  /  Jessica Molaskey/John Pizzareli  /  “Waiting In Limbo”
  • TIME AND LOVE/AHMAD JAMAL’S MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • AMERICAN LULLABY/ NOT WHILE I’M AROUND  /  Veronica Nunn  /  “American Lullaby”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  

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PLAYLIST FOR “BREAKING THE RECORD” (3.22.14)

22 Mar

Once again Turntable For One goes where no other radio program has tried to go. (What do they know that I don’t and when will I ever learn?) I challenged the record for the most number of songs played during the show and, including references from the accompanists, I played 30 in one hour, a record I think will stand for a while – certainly a lot longer than the Duke basketball team. But take a look at the playlist. I’d say the music was a Win-Win for me and everyone else.  

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  Album or CD Title

 

  •  IT DON’T MEAN A THING/I’M CHECKING OUT GOOMBYE  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Girl Singer”
  • ALL GOD’S CHILDREN/DO YOU WANT TO JUMP CHILDREN  /  Joe Williams  /  “At Newport ‘63”
  • BRIGAS NUNCA MAIS/FELICIDADE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE/MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Once To Every Heart”
  • NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT/THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME/S’WONDERFUL/SWANEE/STRIKE UP THE BAND / Sarah Vaughan  /  “Gershwin Live”
  • WATCH WHAT HAPPENS/FLY ME TO THE MOON/YOU AND THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC/SHAKING THE BLUES AWAY  /  Mel Torme  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES/ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE  /  Roberta Gambarini  /  “Easy To Love”
  • I WANT TO BE HAPPY/SOMETIMES I’M HAPPY  /  Jessica Molaskey/John Pizzareli  /  “Waiting In Limbo”
  • TIME AND LOVE/AHMAD JAMAL’S MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • AMERICAN LULLABY/ NOT WHILE I’M AROUND  /  Veronica Nunn  /  “American Lullaby”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

 

 

 

PLAYLIST FOR “LOVE AND MARRIAGE…AND MUSIC” (2.1.14)

1 Feb

Every week I try to play some of the best marriages of words and music, singer and arranger, what’s written on the sheet music and what’s created in a singer’s mind. This week I also focussed on singers and musicians who are married in a more literal way. Whether they sing together, sing and play, sing and arrange, just about everyone I played is also husband and wife. And by including Mickey Rooney and his 8th wife, I was also able to reinforce the precept that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title  

  • THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG  /  Steve Lawrence  and Eydie Gorme  /  “We Got Us”  
  • LOVE WARRIORS  /  Tuck and Patti  /  “Love Warriors”
  • SOMETHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Stacey Kent and Jim Thomlinson  /  “The Lyric”
  • WHERE DO YOU START   /Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • ON MY WAY TO YOU  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “I’m With The Band” 
  • TALK TO ME BABY  /  Cleo Laine & John Dankworth  /  “Quintessential Cleo Laine” 
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT   /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm” 
  • CLOUDBURST/NOT GETTING MARRIED  /  Jessica Molasky & John Pizzarelli  /  “Make Believe” 
  • LET’S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Mickey & Jan Rooney  /  “Let’s Put On A Show”
  • MIMOSA AND ME  /  Jackie and Roy  /  “Lovesick”
  • I HADN’T ANYONE TILL YOU  /  Veronica Nunn & Travis Shook  /  “Standard Delivery” 
  • OUT OF MY CONTINENTAL MIND  /  Lena Horne and Lennie Hayton  /  “Lena At The Sands”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Randy Crawford & Joe Sample  /  “Live”
  • IT TAKES TWO  /  Joanna Gleason/Chip Zien  /  “In The Woods”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

PLAYLIST FROM “DUETS” (12.14.13) (AN ARCHIVED SHOW)

15 Dec

 

 

Ok, so I’m not the Postal Service and snow and rain and wind did stay the completion of my duties on Saturday. But wasn’t it almost as much fun to relive this special show from last year? (I’m probably glad I can’t hear your answer.) My thanks to my special guest host, Siri, for helping me out with a duet behind the mic. But the real stars are below, a fabulous collection of singers and duets. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • THE LADY IS A TRAMP  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Duets 2”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC?  /  Carmen McRae & Betty Carter  /  “The Carmen McRae  Betty Carter Duets”
  • I CONCENTRATE ON YOU  /  Frank Sinatra/Antonio Carlos Jobim  /  “The Frank Sinatra Collection”
  • SOMETIMES I’M HAPPY/I WANT TO BE HAPPY  /  Jessica Molaskey/John Pizzarelli  /  “Sitting In Limbo”
  • BIG CITY BLUES  /  Barry Manilow & Mel Torme  /  “2:00 AM Paradise Café”
  • CORCOVADO  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Lovesick”
  • LOVE WON’T LET YOU GET AWAY  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Seth MacFarlane & Sara Bareiles  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • IF I HAD YOU  /  Willie Nelson & Diana Krall  /  “American Classic”
  • TEACH ME TONIGHT  /  Sarah Vaughan & Joe Williams  /  “The Complete Roulette Sarah Vaughan Studio Sessions”
  • I WONDER  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN /  Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway  /  “Sibling Revelry”
  • TWO SLEEPY PEOPLE  /  Carly Simon & John Travolta  /  “Film Noir”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)