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PLAYLIST FOR “NOSTALGIA NIGHT” (11.18.17)

18 Nov

I thought about the good old days this week, when I was smart and my phone was dumb, when a blue state was me having a bad day, and when Harvey was a six-foot invisible rabbit you really wanted to see and not a creep you never want to see again. We can’t live in the past, but I don’t mind an occasional visit. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • YESTERDAYS  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “A Fine Romance”
  • I’VE HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY  /  Jaimee Paul  /  “At Last”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Ray Charles  /  “Ray Charles Forever”
  • TRY TO REMEMBER  /  Morgana King  /  “A Taste Of Honey”
  • EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN  /  Michael Holmes  /  “Let Yourself Go”
  • IF YOU WANT THE RAINBOW  /  Roberta Donnay & Prohibition Mob Band  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • SWING BROTHER SWING  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Harlem On My Mind”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tony Perkins  /  “On A Rainy Afternoon”
  • I’D GIVE A DOLLAR FOR A DIME  /  Champian Fulton  /  “Champian Sings & Swings”
  • WHEN THE WORLD WAS YOUNG  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Triplicate”
  • INTERMISSION RIFF  /  Stan Kenton  /  “Kenton In Hifi”
  • YOU COULDN’T BE CUTER  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • MY HOME TOWN  /  Tom Leher  /  “The Old Dope Peddler”
  • WHERE DID THE MAGIC GO  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Astoria: Portrait Of The Artist”
  • THANKS FOR THE MEMORY  /  Bob Hope & Shirley Ross  /  “Thanks For The Memory”
  • YOUNG AND FOOLISH  /  Anita Wardell  /  “Women With Standards”
  • GOOD OLD BAD OLD DAYS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)   /  George Burns  /  “As Time Goes By”
  • LAST NIGHT WHEN WE WERE YOUNG  /  Kenny Burrell  /  “Guitar Forms”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  Allan Harris  /  “Nobody’s Gonna Love You Better”
  • I’M OLD FASHIONED  /  Paula Cole  /  “Ballads”
  • LET’S TAKE AN OLD FASHIONED WALK  /  Melissa Walker  /  I Saw The Sky”
  • THE WAY WE WERE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Boston Concert 1976”
  • THESE FOOLISH THINGS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “The Complete Verve Master Takes”
  • IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “September Of My Years”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  / (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLISTS FOR “SPEED DATING” AND “NIGHT OF THE LIVING INSOMNIACS” (ARCHIVE SHOWS) (12.3.16)

5 Dec

Didn’t do a live show this week, but found a couple of gems hidden in the archives.

First – Musical Speed Dating,  or as I think of it: Match.com meets Musical Chairs! 30 singers in 60 minutes – you do the math.  No other radio program would attempt to do this,  probably for good reasons.  

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • A FOGGY DAY  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live In Japan”
  • I MARRIED AN ANGEL  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “The Shelter Of Your Arms”
  • JUST YOU JUST ME  /  Ray Charles/Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • YOU’RE GOOD FOR ME  /  Doris Day/Andre Previn  /  “Duet”
  • JUST FRIENDS  /  Tony Bennett  /  ˆ”Tony Sings For Two”
  • MY KIND OF LOVE  /  Patti Page  /  “In The Land Of Hi-Fi”
  • SHOULD I  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session”
  • FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /   I”As I Remember It”
  • MOONLIGHT SAVINGS TIME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • SCARS  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • YOU’RE GETTING TO BE A HABIT WITH ME  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz+Bossa”
  • I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR YOU  /  Nat Cole  /  “Tell Me All About Yourself”
  • AVALON  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Unforgettable”
  •  FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLEBEE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bobby McFerrin  /  “Hush”
  • FOUR BROTHERS  /  The King Sisters  /  “Imagination”
  • THE UNCERTAINTY OF A POET  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Man In The Air”
  • SMILE  /  Rickie Lee Jones  /  “It’s Like This”
  • YOU’RE EVERYTHING BUT MINE  /  Joe Williams  /  “Illuminated”
  • LOOK OUT!  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Look Out It’s Joanie Sommers”
  •  NOBODY’S HEART BELONGS TO ME  /  Lillie Kae  /  “I’m Glad There Is You”
  • I WANT A LITTLE GIRL  /  Billy Eckstine  /  “No Cover No Minimum”
  • KEEP YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL  /  Emmy Rossum  /  “Sentimental Journey”
  • THE GREAT CITY  /  Shirley Horn  /  “But Beautiful”
  • SIGNING OFF  /  Helen Merrill  /  A Date With The Blues”

Second: Night Of The Living Insomnaics! Ok, let’s dispense with the jokes about how can I have insomnia when I’m always putting audiences to sleep. That makes me yawn, okay? But not because I’m tired. Still, pretty impressive how many great singers and songs have dealt with the subject. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  Album or CD Title

  • IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ring-A-Ding-Ding!”
  • IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Live At Mister Kelly’s
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Just One Of Those Things”
  • INSOMNIA  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • SANDMAN  /  The Jive Aces Skiffle Combo  /  “It’s Skiffle Time”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Live From Studio A”
  • YOUR CHEATING HEART  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Joey Bishop  /  “Joey Bishop Sings Country Western”
  • DANCING ON THE CELING  /  Inge Brandenburg  /  “Don’t Blame Me”
  • COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • BLACK COFFEE  /  Vocapella  /  “Black Coffee”
  • DREAM  /  Michael Bublé  /  “Call Me Irresponsible”
  • ALL NIGHT LONG  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Feeling Good”
  • AND SO TO BED  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “John Pizzarelli Salutes Johnny Mercer”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “DEMENTIA REDUX” AND “IT’S ABOUT TIME” (3.12.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

13 Mar

Everything was clicking along with great songs, great singers, and a very current and topical theme – Dementia – when I seemed to remember suddenly (and conveniently) that I had done this very same theme three weeks ago. I thought it was the perfect example of “form is content.” I also thought someone in the audience might call me out on this “mistake,” but I guess either the audience is just too kind and considerate to criticize me or dementia is more of a problem than I thought. So I quickly switched gears and since it was Daylight Saving Time “Spring Ahead” night, I played an hour of songs about Time

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

DEMENTIA REDUX

  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Kristin Berardi  /  “Where Or When”
  • PURE IMAGINATION  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Here, There, And Everywhere!”
  • WHY CAN’T I FORGET?  /  Maureen McGovern  /  “State of The Heart”
  • GOIN’ OUT OF MY HEAD  /  Sergio Mendes  /  “Sergio Mendes & Brazil ’66 Greatest Hits”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • YESTERDAYS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “My Kind Of Broadway”
  • MEMORIES OF YOU  /Frank Sinatra  /  “Ultimate Sinatra”
  • WHEN I’M 64  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  George Michael  /  “Symphonica”
  • REMEMBER  /  Anita O’Day  /  “Tav’lin’ Light”   
  • WHERE ARE YOU?  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Bill Henderson With The Oscar Peterson Trio”
  • AS LONG AS I LIVE  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • I HAVE THE FEELING I’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Two For The Road”

ITS ABOUT TIME

  • MOONLIGHT SAVING TIME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summer Time”
  • TIME ON MY HANDS  /  Ahmad Jamal  /  “Cross Country Tour”                                    
  • FIVE MINUTES MORE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TIME IT WAS  /  Shirley Horn  /  “But Beautiful: The Best Of Shirley Horn”
  • TIME AFTER TIME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Perfectly Frank”
  • IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT  /  Lena Seikaly  /  “Written In The Stars”
  • IN A NEW YORK MINUTE  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • COFFEE TIME  /  Carmen McRae & Andre Previn  /  “Masters Of Swing”
  • I’M GETTING OLD BEFORE MY TIME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Glenn Frey  /  “After Hours”
  • 3 O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING  /  Beegie Adair & Jaimee Paul  /  “Vintage Jazz”
  •  NINE O’CLOCK  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • WHO KNOWS WHERE THE TIME GOES  /  Renee Fleming  /  “Christmas In New York”
  • TIME YOU OLD GYPSY MAN  /  Julius LaRosa  /  “It’s A Wrap”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (THEME MUSIC)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO DEMENTIA” (2.20.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

21 Feb

I wanted to say something thoughtful and heartfelt about dementia…I wonder what it was. Maybe it’ll come to me before you finish reading this playlist of the unforgettable songs and singers I played this week. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • WHERE ARE MY KEYS?  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Language”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  George Michael  /  “Symphonica”
  • EVERYBODY’S TALKIN’ AT ME  /  Donna Lewis  /  “Brand New Day”
  • GOIN’ OUT OF MY HEAD  /  Les McCann  /  “How’s Your Mother”
  • LOSING MY MIND  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Sings Sondheim”
  • WHEN I’M 64  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “John Pizzarelli Meets The Beatles”
  • FORGETFUL  /  Susie Arioli  /  “All The Way”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Professional Dreamer”
  • BIRTHDAY SONG (GENERIC)  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “Moonshadow Dance”
  • HOW ABOUT YOU  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Love Swings”
  • WAITER, THE CHECK  /  Nicki Leighton-Thomas  /  “Forbidden Games”
  • PURE IMAGINATION  /  Sue Raney  /  “Ridin’ High”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Peter Sellers  /  “A Celebration Of Peter Sellers”
  • YESTERDAYS  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “A Fine Romance”
  • MY ECHO MY SHADOW AND ME  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • TALKING TO MYSELF  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Remembering You”
  • SHOW ME THE WAY TO GET OUT OF THIS WORLD  /  Mary Foster Conklin  /  “Blues For Breakfast”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • 11:60 PM  /  Hetty Kate & The Irwell Street String Band  /  =“11:60 PM”
  • MEMORIES OF YOU  /  Modern Jazz Quartet  /  “MJQ & Friends: A Celebration”
  • TRY TO REMEMBER  /  Morgana King  /  “A Taste Of Honey”
  • REMEMBER  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The Very Best Of The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • I REMEMBER SKY/  Dianne Reeves/  “I Remember”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  Lissy Walker  /  “Life Is Sweet”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE RHETORICAL QUESTION” (11.22.14)

22 Nov

Is there really a difference between asking a rhetorical question and talking to yourself? That’s one of the few rhetorical questions I didn’t pose this week. But aren’t the songs and the singers below stellar enough? (That’s a rhetorical question.)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title 

  • HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Cyrille Aimee & The Surreal Band”
  • SHOULD I  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session”
  • HAVEN’T WE MET  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • WHY SHOULDN’T I?  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “For Those Who Think Young”
  • NOT YOU  /  Ian Thomas  /  “Just Passing Through”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC  /  Betty Carter & Carmen McRae  /  “Duets”
  • WOULDN’T IT BE LOVERLY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Rosanne Cash  /  “Columbia Records Radio Hour Vol. 1”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • AM I BLUE?  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • WHERE CAN I GO WITHOUT YOU?  /  Nina Simone  /  “Forbidden Fruit”
  • DO YOU MISS NEW YORK  /  Dave Frishberg  /“Classics”
  • WHY WAS I BORN  /  Karrin Allison  /  “Ballads: Remembering Jon Coltrane”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

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PLAYLIST FOR “GIVING YOU THE WILLIES” (5.23.14)

24 May

It’s not what you think. I mean, the world is scary enough, so why would I want to add to it? Instead I played an assemblage of some of my favorite Willys, Williams, Billys and Billies, all chosen in my usual willy-nilly way. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE  /  Willie Nelson  /  “American Classic”                        
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Nat Cole With Billy May  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE  /  Anita O’Day With Billy May  /  “Swings Rogers And Hart”
  • LET’S GET AWAY FROM IT ALL  /  Frank Sinatra with Billy May  /  “Come Fly With Me”
  • PURE IMAGINATION  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Here, There, And Everywhere!”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Bill Evans Trio  /  “The Last Waltz”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • AND SO IT GOES  /  Billy Joel  /  “My Lives”
  • HOW INSENSiTIVE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  William Shatner  /  “Spaced Out: The Very Best of Leonard Nimoy & Wm. Shatner”
  • DON’T CRY BABY  /  Billy Eckstine with Count Basie  /  “Basie/Eckstine Inc”
  • I’VE GOT A CRUSH ON YOU  /  Kenny Rankin/ Sue Raney/ Bill Watrous  /  “Professional Dreamer”
  • I SEE YOUR FACE BEFORE ME  /  Bill Henderson / Oscar Peterson  /  “Bill Henderson with the Oscar Peterson Trio”
  • A FLOWER IS A LOVESOME THING  /  Lena Horne  /  “Lena: A New Album”
  • BILLY’S BLUE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

 

PLAYLIST FOR “PRODUCT PLACEMENT” (12.7.13)

7 Dec

Product placement is encroaching everywhere and into everything – TV shows, movies, on the news, and in our songs, too, for heaven sake. Tonight wasn’t so much a protest or cautionary tale as it was my attempt to get in on this lucrative cash cornucopia.  

 SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • A FINE ROMANCE  /  Lena Horne  /  “Valentine Friends”
  • THEY ALL LAUGHED  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS  /  Helen Merrill  /  “Casa Forte”
  • THE LADY IS A TRAMP  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Main Event”
  • LADIES IN MERCEDES  /  Laura Collins  /  “Baltimore Oriole”
  • I’M GONNA MOVE TO THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWN  /  Ray Charles  /  “Genius+Soul=Jazz”
  • MR. SANTA  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “A Very Chaise Lounge Christmas”
  • YOU’RE THE TOP  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Cary Grant & Ginny Sims  /  “Did You Know These Actors Sang?”     
  • GOOD SHIP LOLLIPOP  /  Ruth Brown  /  “Softly”
  • I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE  /  Sachal Vasandani  /  “Eyes Wide Open”
  • DADDY  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Look Out It’s Joanie Sommers”
  • GEE BABY AIN’T I GOOD TO YOU  /  Lyle Lovett  /  “Smile”
  • SANTA BABY  /  The Real Group  /  “The World For Christmas”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Theme Music)  /  (Unreleased Master)