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PLAYLIST FOR “POSITIVELY POSITIVE” (1.6.18)

8 Jan

It’s the beginning of a brand new year, a time to be hopeful, optimistic, and positive. Sure, I can do that even to the point of playing a couple songs I’d never play in a million years (*). How’s that for positive? But only for one week! Next week it’s back to business as usual for me. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album title

  • ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE  /Al Jarreau  /  “Accentuate The Positive”
  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Sara Gazarek  /  “Yours”
  • THIS IS THE LIFE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “This Is The Life”
  • IT’S A GOOD DAY  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “It’s A Good Day”
  • I’VE GOT RHYTHM  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To The Ladies”
  • YOUNG AND FOOLISH  /  Sophie Berkal-Sarbit  /  “Young & Foolish”
  • ALL THE WAY  /  Katherine McPhee  /  “I Fall In Love Too Easily”
  • OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met”
  • WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR  /  Holly Yarbrough  /  “Mister Rogers Swings”
  • HALLELUJAH I LOVE HER SO  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Alan Arkin & Ann-Margaret  /  “Going In Style”
  • * L.O.V.E.  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • * STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Strangers In The Night”
  • I’M FLYING  /  Connie Evingson  /  “I Have Dreamed”
  • YES I CAN  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “If I Ruled The World”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Jackie Ryan & Terry Gibbs  /  “Grand Masters Of Jazz”
  • SOME DAY MY PRINCE WILL COME  /  Dave Brubeck  /  “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  • WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • HAPPY STREET  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bill Murray  /  “Paul Shaffer & The World’s Most Dangerous Band”
  • I’VE GOT JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING  /  Tuck & Patti  /  “Tears Of Joy”
  • I LIKE MYSELF  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • NOBODY ELSE BUT ME  /  Laura Karst  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • SWEET SLUMBER  /  Jimmy Witherspoon  /  “The Blues is Now”
  • EASY LIVIN’  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Winners”
  • ALWAYS  /  The Swingle Singers  /  “A Celebration Of The Voice”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old, New, Borrowed, And The Blues”
  • HERE’S TO LIFE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “ASKING FOR TROUBLE” (AN ARCHIVE SHOW) (10.4.14)

5 Oct

Trouble. Oh, we got trouble. Right here in River City. With a capital T. That rhymes with P and that stands for PLAYLIST! 

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • LET’S MISBEHAVE  /  Catherine King/ Pat Powell  /  “King Powell”
  • DO IT AGAIN  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR IT FROM ME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Sings Ellington Hot and Cool”
  • I WANT TO BE SEDUCED  /  Adina Even-Zohar  /  “For The First Time”
  • I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Cormac Kenevy  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • THE LIES OF HANDSOME MEN  /  Christy Baron  /  “Take This Journey”
  • DEVIL MAY CARE  /  Tom Wopat  /  “I’ve Got Your Number”
  • DEVIL ON MY CELL PHONE  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • MAKIN’ WHOOPEE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Rod Stewart & Elton John  /  “Thanks For The Memory”
  • IT’S ALL RIGHT WITH ME  /  Swingle Singers  /  “Live In New York”
  • I’LL PAY THE CHECK  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers and Losers”
  • I GOT IT BAD  /  Jimmy Witherspoon  /  “Blues For Easy Livers”
  • LOVE FOR SALE  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “I Remember”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

I’ll be back with a new live show this Saturday night. If you want to stay in training, listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. 

http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one

 

 

 

PLAYLIST FOR “ASKING FOR TROUBLE” (10.12.13)

14 Oct

Trouble. Oh, we got trouble. Right here in River City. With a capital T. That rhymes with P and that stands for PLAYLIST!

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

 

 

  • LET’S MISBEHAVE  /  Catherine King/ Pat Powell  /  “King Powell”
  • DO IT AGAIN  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR IT FROM ME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Sings Ellington Hot and Cool”
  • I WANT TO BE SEDUCED  /  Adina Even-Zohar  /  “For The First Time”
  • I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Cormac Kenevy  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • THE LIES OF HANDSOME MEN  /  Christy Baron  /  “Take This Journey”
  • DEVIL MAY CARE  /  Tom Wopat  /  “I’ve Got Your Number”
  • DEVIL ON MY CELL PHONE  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • MAKIN’ WHOOPEE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Rod Stewart & Elton John  /  “Thanks For The Memory”
  • IT’S ALL RIGHT WITH ME  /  Swingle Singers  /  “Live In New York”
  • I’LL PAY THE CHECK  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers and Losers”
  • I GOT IT BAD  /  Jimmy Witherspoon  /  “Blues For Easy Livers”
  • LOVE FOR SALE  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “I Remember”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

 

 

PLAYLIST FOR “SINGIN’ THE BLUES” (10.20.12)

21 Oct

I ain’t got nothing but the blues this week.

Check out the blog on Wednesday for a hint about next Saturday’s show.

Talk to you next week.

SONG TITLE / Artist / CD or Album Title

  • ALL BLUES / Chet Baker/Rachel Gould / ‘Round Midnight”
  • MOOD INDIGO / Frank Sinatra / “In The Wee Small Hours”
  • ST. LOUIS BLUES / Peggy Lee / “Blues Cross Country”
  • EVERY DAY I HAVE THE BLUES / Joe Williams/Count Basie / “At The Americana Hotel”
  • EVERY OTHER DAY I HAVE THE BLUES / Dave Tull / “I Just Want To Get Paid”
  • ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT / Real Group / “Live In Stockholm”
  • BASIN STREET BLUES / (Mystery Vocalist0 / Anthony Newley / “Tony”
  • BILLIE’S BLUES / Billie Holiday / “The Essential Billie Holiday Carnegie Hall Concert”
  • BILLY’S BLUES / Laura Nyro / “The First Songs”
  • TIMES ARE GETTING TOUGHER THAN TOUGH / Jimmy Witherspoon / “Live At The Renaissance”
  • TODAY I SING THE BLUES / Melissa Stylianou / “Silent Movie”
  • THE MEANING OF THE BLUES / Carmen McRae / “Bittersweet”
  • NO MORE BLUES / Roberta Gambarini / “Easy To Love”
  • PARIS MISMATCH / (Theme Music) / Cody Owen Stine / (Unreleased Master)

PLAYLIST FOR “APRIL IS THE CRUELEST MONTH” (4.14.12)

15 Apr

An hour of cruelty and meanness and behaving badly; and then, after my dinner break, an hour of Turntable For One. I have a very full life. Next week, a very unusual but special show. Look for a hint on Wednesday.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • MEAN TO ME  /  Linda Ronstadt  /  “Lush Life”
  • HARD HEARTED HANNAH  /  Ray Charles  /  “Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles”
  • WHY DON’T YOU DO RIGHT  /  Lisa Lindsley  /  “Every Time We Say Goodbye”
  • I CAN’T WAIT TO MISS YOU  /  Jack Jones  /  “Love Ballad”
  • KEEP IT TO YOURSELF  /  Amy Rigby  /  “18 Again: An Anthology”
  • I GOT IT BAD AND THAT AIN’T GOOD  /  Jimmy Witherspoon  /  “Blues For Easy Livers”
  • ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART  /  Diane Marino  /  “From The Heart”
  • SHORT PEOPLE  /  mystery vocalist  /  Thomas Quastoff  /  “Tell It Like It Is”
  • YOU GOT ME CRYING AGAIN  /  Joe Williams   /  “Ballad  and Blues Master”
  • WHO’S SORRY NOW  /  Nat King Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • I PUT A SPELL ON YOU  /  She and Him  /  “I Put A Spell On You”
  • HOW COULD YOU DO A THING LIKE THAT  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “The Beat Goes On”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

PLAYLIST FOR “NICKNAMES” (1.28.12)

29 Jan

“A rose by any other name” would still be a tiresome cliche, but all of tonight’s featured performers — singers and musicians — are frequently called by other names. So am I, of course, but these guys are called their various nicknames to their faces. Big difference if you like to keep track of things like that.

SONG TTLE / Performer / Album or CD title

  • OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY / Billie Holiday / “Embraceable You”
  • IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOU / Frank Sinatra / “The Rare Sinatra”
  • THE TROLLY SONG / Betty Carter / “The Audience With Betty Carter”
  • THE NIGHT WE CALLED IT A DAY / Milt Jackson & John Coltrane / “Bags and Trane”
  • WHEN LIGHTS ARE LOW / Sarah Vaughan / “The Complete Roulette Studio Sessions”
  • BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP / Nat Cole & George Shearing / “Nat Cole Sings/George Shearing Plays”
  • LET’S FALL IN LOVE / Diane Schuur & Maynard Ferguson / “Swingin’ For Shuur”
  • SKYLARK / Jack Jones / “Jack Jones Paints A Tribute to Tony Bennett”
  • CLOSE YOUR EYES / Doris Day/Andre Previn / “Duet”
  • BLUESETTE / Mel Torme & Buddy Rich / “Mel Torme w/ The Buddy Rich Orchestra”
  • FOR MY LADY / Toots Thielemans / “Chez Toots”
  • LITTLE UNHAPPY BOY / Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley / “Nancy Willson & Cannonball Adderley”
  • SWEET SLUMBER / Jimmy Witherspoon & Jack McDuff / “The Blues Is Now”
  • PARIS MISMATCH / (theme) / Cody Owen Stine / (Unreleased Recording)