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PLAYLIST FOR “PLENTY OF MONEY AND YOU” (1.25.20)

27 Jan

This week, WMNR is holding its Winter Fundraising Drive and so in my usual subtle and surreptitious way, I offered songs with the subliminal theme of the cleansing benefits of giving your money away. My audience quickly saw through that baloney as I’m sure you have, but they also responded to my fundraising pleas with much appreciated generosity, supporting not just my show but this unusual radio station.  

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WITH PLENTY OF MONEY AND YOU  /  Tony Bennett & Count Basie  /  “Strike Up the Band”
  • HEY BIG SPENDER  /  Chaka Khan  /  “Classikahn”
  • SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN THEME  /  Randy Waldman  /  “Superheroes”
  • WE’RE IN THE MONEY  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Dedicated To Nelson”
  • MY MONEY’S LONG THIS MORNING, BABY  /  Jimmy Witherspoon & Brother Jack McDuff  /  “The Blues Is Now”
  • I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE  /  Yamit Lemoine  /  “Ain’t Misbehavin’”
  • WHY DON’T YOU DO RIGHT  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • MACK THE KNIFE (Three Penny Opera)  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Darin At The Copa”
  • CAN’T BUY ME LOVE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • I FOUND A MILLION DOLLAR BABY  /  Dizzy Gillespie  /  =“The Verve & Phillips Small Group Sessions”
  • PENNY LANE  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Silver Morning”
  • NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT  /  Nina Simone  /  “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”
  • OH THE MONEY  /  Audrey Bernstein  /  “Alright, Okay, You Win!”
  • DAVY THE FAT BOY  /  Randy Newman  /  Randy Newman Live”
  • LOADS OF LOVE  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “A Little Moonlight”
  • BROTHER, CAN YOU SPARE A DIME?  /  George Michael  /  “Symphonica”
  • LOVE FOR SALE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The Complete Ella In Berlin”
  • PENNIES FROM HEAVEN  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Sessions”
  • TEN CENTS A DANCE  /  Chris Connor  /  “Classic”
  • A DOLLAR FOR A DIME  /  Joe Williams  / “Every Night”
  • IF I HAD A DIME  /  Heather Simmons  /  “I’m Old Fashioned”
  • BUY AND SELL  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • LONG DADDY GREEN  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity is You”
  • GOD BLESS THE CHILD  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Be Good”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “I GOT TWO WORDS FOR YOU” (9.7.19)

9 Sep

You know what drives me crazy? People who over-use already tired rhetorical cliches, such as “With all due respect” – which is always a lie. My least favorite: “I got two words for you…” I thought (hoped) if I used that phrase over and over and over for two hours and if every song I played had a two-word title, maybe – just maybe – people would think twice (or maybe even once) and not use that annoying expression. Did it work? I got three words for myself: “In your dreams.”

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • ALONE TOGETHER  /  Alyssa Allgood  /  “Exactly Like You”
  • IT’S MAGIC  /  James Brown  /  “Soul On Top”
  • BY MYSELF  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Lazy Afternoon”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • FASCINATING RHYTHM  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • MONA LISA  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat ‘King’ Cole & Me”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  Betty Carter & Carmen McRae  /  “Duets”
  • THAT FACE  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • WONDERFUL GUY  /  Wesla Whitfield  /  “Beautiful Love”
  • EMBRACEABLE YOU  /  (Mystery Verse)  /  Molly Lyons  /  “Verses Only”
  • EMBRACEABLE YOU  /  Laura Nyro  /  “Angel In The Dark”
  • WHO CARES  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • THOU SWELL  /  Lucy Yeghiazaryan  /  “Blue Heaven”
  • SWEET LORRAINE  /  Nicolas Beard  /  “I Remember You: The Music Of Nat King Cole”
  • GOING UPTOWN  /  Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Swing Out”
  • DON’T EXPLAIN  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Renderings”
  • I’M HIP  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Confessions”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Jesse Belvin  /  “Mr. Easy”
  • YOU’LL SEE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • MOOD INDIGO  /  Wynton Marsalis & JALCO  /  “Live In Swing City”
  • SIGNING OFF  /  Lauren White  /  “Life In The Modern World”
  • GEORGIA ROSE  /  Gavin Hope  /  “For All We Know”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Betty Carter & Carmen McRae  /  “Duets”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • SWEET SLUMBER  /  Jimmy Witherspoon & Jack McDuff  /  “The Blues Is Now”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “THE T.F.O. AWARDS” (3.2.19)

2 Mar

The Oscars, the Tonys, the Golden Globes, the Emmys, the Grammys – everybody loves award shows with all the attendant and attendees’ glitz and glamour. Shouldn’t I get a piece of this? Probably not, but when have I ever let good decisions or good taste interfere with my plans? So this week I made up arbitrary categories and presented awards to performers who, unlike myself, have made a positive difference to my show. Introducing the “T.F.O. Awards” – and, no, that doesn’t stand for Terrifying Fundamentalists Objectives. 

(Award Title)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • (Best Supporting Performance – Instrumental)  /  ALICE IN WONDERLAND  /  Roberta Gambarini & Dave Brubeck  /  “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  • (This Song Never Sounded So Good)  /  ROCK WITH YOU  /  Alyssa Allgood  /  “Exactly Like You”
  • (Achievement In Science Denying)  /  Sleepin’ Bee  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
  • (Most Unrecognizable Song)  /  I’LL BE YOUR BABY TONIGHT  /  Janet Planet  /  “Just Like A Woman”
  • (This Shouldn’t Work, But It Does)  /  PEEL ME A GRAPE  /  Blossom Dearie & Lyle Lovett
  • (Foreign Language Performance)  /  VEDRAI, VEDRAI  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Intermezzo”
  • (Singer I Never Thought I’d Play)  /  THAT’S MY DESIRE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ray Stevens  /  “Grover’s Hat Project”
  • (In Memoriam)  /  HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT  /  Kellye Gray  /  “And, They Call Us Cowboys”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old, New, Borrowed, and The Blues”
  • SLEEPY TIME GAL  /  Andre Previn & Dinah Shore  /  “Dinah Sings Previn Plays”
  • I SHOULD CARE  /  Andre Previn & Diahann Carroll  /  “The Magic Of Diahann Carroll”
  • LOOK AT HIM GO  /  Andre Previn & Itzhak Perlman  /  “A Different Kind Of Blue”
  • (Mad As Hell & I’m Not Taking It Anymore)  /  BIG DISCOUNT  /  Karrin Allyson  /  Some Of That Sunshine”
  • (Best Performance Forgetting Lyrics)  /  GONE WITH THE WIND  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At Zardi’s”
  • (When’s The Last Time You Heard This?)  /  BLUES IN HOSS FLAT  /  Count Basie  /  “Chairman Of The Board”
  • (Singer Who Won’t Send Me Her CDs)  /  IT’S ALRIGHT WITH ME  /  Calabria Foti  /  “In The Still Of The Night”
  • (The Mose Allison Irony Isn’t Dead Award)  /  EVERYBODY THINKS YOU’RE AN ANGEL  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Way Of The World”
  • (Singer I Never Heard of Until This Week)  /  FOUR BROTHERS  /  Trish Hatley  /  “I Remember: Second Set”
  • (When Worlds Collide Award)  /  CARO MIO BEN  /  Joyce DiDonato  /  “Songplay”
  • (Heart On Sleeve)  /  BABY I’M A FOOL  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Live In Europe”
  • (Lifetime Achievement) / SOME OTHER TIME  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • (Song I Always Wanted To End The Show)  /  SWEET SLUMBER  /  Jimmy Witherspoon & Jack McDuff   /  “The Blues Is Now”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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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. 

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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)