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PLAYLIST FOR “THE BIG QUESTIONS OF LIFE” (9.10.22)

11 Sep

I usually give my email during the show and when I get email, it’s usually people asking questions. Some of the questions….well…”Dear Turntable For One – How Deep is The Ocean? Why don’t you jump in and report back.” You’ll be happy to know that person had his radio taken away from him. Think twice about messing with a radio host. But most of questions I get are important questions because people want me to give them important answers. You gotta be kidding!  This week I told the audience I vouchsafe, promise and swear no answers at all. It was my turn to ask the big questions of Life! 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WHY DO PEOPLE FALL IN LOVE?  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art of Excellence”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE?  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Sunset In The Blue”
  • HOW ABOUT YOU?  /  Joe Pesci  /  “Pesci….Still Singing”
  • GUESS WHO I SAW TODAY?  /  Nancy Wilson  /   “The Nancy Wilson Show”
  • AT LONG LAST LOVE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  Sinatra & Swinging Brass”
  • HOW AM I TO KNOW?   /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON?  /  Ray Charles  /  “True Genius”
  • WHY WAS I BORN?  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Ballads”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?  ./  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Sting w/ Chris Botti  /  “To Love Again”
  • WHAT DID I FORGET  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “Hearts & Minds”
  • WHAT IS THERE TO SAY?  /  Sonny Rollins  /  “Sound Of Sonny”
  • WHAT’LL I DO?  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “The Songbook Collection”
  • BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME  /  George Michael  /  “Pavortti & Friends For Cambodia”
  • DAT DERE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • WHAT DID I HAVE THAT I DON’T HAVE NOW?  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Great Songs From Stage & Screen”
  • HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN  /  Chet Baker  /  “The Legacy”
  • WHO WILL BUY?  /  Aaron Neville  /  “Nature Boy: The Standards Album”
  • WHY CAN’T I?  /  Judy Garland  /  “Judy Takes Broadway!”
  • TULIP OR TUNIP?  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • BROTHER WHERE ATE YOU?  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Mr. Brown Goes To Washington”
  • WHERE DO YOU GO?  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson  /   “Two’s Company”
  • WHAT’S NEW?  Karrin Allyson  /  “Ballads”
  • DID I EVER REALLY LIVE?  /  Joe Williams  /  “One More For My Baby”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LOTSA LUCK” (10.2.21)

3 Oct

Good luck, best of luck, lucky day, lucky duck, lucky dog, lucky devil, all the luck, with a little bit of luck,  lucky charm, beginners luck, just my luck – are you seeing a pattern here? I saw a musical theme.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LUCKY BE A LADY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Best Of Vegas”
  • LUCKY  /  Molly Johnson  /  “Lucky”
  • I’M JUST A LUCKY SO AND SO  /  Dr. John and the WDR Big Band  /  “Big Band Voodoo”
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Samara Joy  /  “Samara Joy
  • DON’T YOU WANT TO GET LUCKY?  /  Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums  /  “Some Like It Hot”
  • MR. LUCKY  /  Buddy Rich Big Band  /  “Mercy, Mercy”
  • AIN’T THAT A KICK IN THE HEAD  /  Dean Martin  /  “Dean Martin: The Capitol Recordings”
  •  HE’S FUNNY THAT WAY  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME  /  Lorez Alexandria  /   “Singing Songs Everyone Knows”
  • THIS IS MY LUCKY DAY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Anthony Perkins  /  “From My Heart”
  • LUCKY IN LOVE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Little Girl Blue”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Tony Bennett & Diana Krall  /  “Spotify Singles”
  • BAD LUCK  /  Dinah Washington  /  “Walkman Jazz Dinah Washington Sings The Blues”
  • BUT NOT FOR ME  /  Joe Pesci & Joey DeFrancisco  /  “Falling in Love Again”
  • CHEEK TO CHEEK  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • SWEET LORRAINE  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • YOU ARE MY LUCKY STAR  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Petula Clark  /  “You Are My Lucky Star”
  • BLUESETTE  /  Toots Thielemans  /  “Live”
  • THAT LUCKY OLD SUN  /  k.d. Lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art of Dreaming”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Lucky Thompson  /  “Soul’s Nite Out”
  • IF I’M LUCKY  /  Melody Gardot, Charlie Haden Quartet West  /  “Sophisticated Ladies”
  • I’VE GOT BEGINNER’S LUCK  /  Pinky Winters  /  “Let’s Be Buddies”
  • YOU ARE TOO BEAUTIFUL  /  John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman  /  “John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman”
  • TIME AFTER TIME  /  Morgana King  /  “Tender Moments”
  • LUCKY TO ME BE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Company I Keep”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “UNHAPPY ENDINGS” (AN ARCHIVE REBROADCAST) (8.21.21)

22 Aug

I’m almost back – but I’m not quite ready to bring my vacation to an untimely end, so I’m playing a couple weeks of shows from the archive. I’ll be back live on Sept. 4th! Here’s what I said about last night’s show when it was live  a year and a half ago:

Do you like stores with happy endings? Well, this show wasn’t going to make you very happy. Unless, of course, you like wonderful singers and musicians interpreting sad songs (at all kinds of tempos). Happy now?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE END OF A LOVE AFFAIR  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • BUT NOT FOR ME  /  Joe Pesci & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “Falling Love Again”
  • YOU’RE LOOKING AT ME  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You”
  • CAN’T WE BE FRIENDS  /  Thomas Quastoff  /  “The Jazz Album”
  • JUST FRIENDS  /  Sarah Vaughan & Count Basie  /  “Send In The Clowns”
  • GUESS I’LL HANG MY TEARS OUT TO DRY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Only The Lonely”
  • GOOD TIMES  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers & Losers”
  • WHEN I LOST YOU  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Bennett/Berlin”
  • DON’T WORRY ‘BOUT ME  /  Fiona Apple & Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This
  • I’VE ONLY MYSELF TO BLAME  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • SINCE I FELL FOR YOU  /  Mark Murphy & The Metropole Orchestra  /  “The Dream”
  • HE WAS TOO GOOD TO ME  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At The Village Gate”
  • THE MASQUERADE IS OVER  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Song Society Vol. 2”
  • THE DEVIL ON MY CELL PHONE  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • NO ONE EVER TELLS YOU  /  Jackie Ryan  /  Listen Here”
  • TOO SOON TO TELL  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Madeline Eastman & Kenny Barron  /  “Art Attack”
  • SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES  /  Keith Jarrrett Trio  /  “Tribute”
  • CRY, BUTTERCUP, CRY  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant & Artemis  /  “Artemis”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Tom Rust & John Horler  /  “Lucky To Be Me”
  • THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Dream”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Sally Mayes  /  “Our Private World”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “UNHAPPY ENDINGS” (2.20.21)

21 Feb

Do you like stores with happy endings? Well, this show wasn’t going to make you very happy. Unless, of course, you like wonderful singers and musicians interpreting sad songs (at all kinds of tempos). Happy now?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE END OF A LOVE AFFAIR  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • BUT NOT FOR ME  /  Joe Pesci & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “Falling Love Again”
  • YOU’RE LOOKING AT ME  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You”
  • CAN’T WE BE FRIENDS  /  Thomas Quastoff  /  “The Jazz Album”
  • JUST FRIENDS  /  Sarah Vaughan & Count Basie  /  “Send In The Clowns”
  • GUESS I’LL HANG MY TEARS OUT TO DRY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Only The Lonely”
  • GOOD TIMES  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers & Losers”
  • WHEN I LOST YOU  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Bennett/Berlin”
  • DON’T WORRY ‘BOUT ME  /  Fiona Apple & Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This
  • I’VE ONLY MYSELF TO BLAME  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • SINCE I FELL FOR YOU  /  Mark Murphy & The Metropole Orchestra  /  “The Dream”
  • HE WAS TOO GOOD TO ME  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At The Village Gate”
  • THE MASQUERADE IS OVER  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Song Society Vol. 2”
  • THE DEVIL ON MY CELL PHONE  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • NO ONE EVER TELLS YOU  /  Jackie Ryan  /  Listen Here”
  • TOO SOON TO TELL  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Madeline Eastman & Kenny Barron  /  “Art Attack”
  • SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES  /  Keith Jarrrett Trio  /  “Tribute”
  • CRY, BUTTERCUP, CRY  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant & Artemis  /  “Artemis”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Tom Rust & John Horler  /  “Lucky To Be Me”
  • THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Dream”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Sally Mayes  /  “Our Private World”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO DIRECT ADDRESS” (1.16.21)

17 Jan

“What we got here is failure to communicate,” said one of the most reprehensible yet prescient movie villains of all time. That line of dialogue has been playing frequently in my head these days. How can we communicate better? Of course, my answer to this and so many other questions is simple: better grammar. So in my continuing effort to leave no listener behind, I made a case for the vocative case, another term for the function of grammar known as direct address. All of the songs served as examples, using a name, a term of endearment, or a feeling to grab the attention of the intended object of communication. If only the rest of the world would function according to the orderly, predictable precepts in my dog-eared high school grammar book.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title 

  • HEY YOU WITH THE CRAZY EYES  /  Loston Harris  /  “Swingfully Yours”
  • MATCHMAKER, MATCHMAKER  /  Carmen Lundy  /  “Girl Talk”
  • MAM’SELLE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice ‘N Easy”
  • HONEY PIE  /  Tuck & Patti  /  “Love Warriors”
  • HELLO MA BABY  /  Julian Yeo  /  “1923”
  • HELLO BABE  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  Secular Hymns”
  • MY CHERI AMOUR  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Joe Pesci & Adam Levine  /  “Pesci….Still Singing”
  • WAITER MAKE MINE BLUES  /  Anita O’Day  /  “Waiter Make Mine Blues”
  • WAITER ASK THE MAN TO PLAY THE BLUES  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Waiter Ask The Man To Play The Blues”
  • WAITER, OH WAITER  /  Stacey Kent  /  “The Changing Lights”
  • DINNER FOR ONE, PLEASE, JAMES  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • FEET DO YOUR STUFF  /  Sarah Moule  /  “It’s A Nice Thought”
  • RUBY, MY DEAR  /  Thelonious Monk  /  “At Palo Alto”
  • BALLERINA  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole And Me”
  • GEORGIA ROSE  /  Queen Latifah  /  “Trav’lin’ Light”
  • HURRY IT’S LOVELY UP HERE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • BEAUTIFUL LOVE  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Eeg/Fonnesbaek”
  • YOU, YOU’RE DRIVING ME CRAZY  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving me Crazy”
  • LOVER MAN  /  Nicole Herzog  /  “I Loves You Billie”
  • BLUES, YOU’RE THE MOTHER OF SIN  /  Tom Rust  /  “Lucky To Be Me”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Returns To Berlin”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Bill Evans Trio /  “Waltz For Debby”
  • CRY BUTTERCUP CRY  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant & Artemis  /  “Artemis”
  • LITTLE MAN YOU’VE HAD A BUSY DAY  /  Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

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PLAYLIST FOR “JUST JOE” – AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST – (8.22.20)

23 Aug

This is a show from last March. At that time Joe Biden was an ascendent candidate and the man of the moment. Ditto for this past week, so I played the show again. If you don’t think that Biden is the man of the moment, feel free to tell yourself that the show is dedicated to Joe DiMaggio, or Jo March, or Joseph K or just a cup of joe. To give an appearance of fairness back then, I tossed in a couple songs for Bernie, too. I kept those in. Back with a new show next week. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HAPPINESS IS JUST A THING CALLED JOE  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “The Songbook Collection”
  • DON’T CRY JOE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Swing Along With Me”
  • SAY IT AIN’T SO, JOE  /  Dakota Staton  /  “Dynamic!”
  • WITHOUT A SONG  /  Joe Henderson  /  “Big Band”
  • MY ATTORNEY BERNIE  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Me & Phil”
  • THE COMEBACK  /  Joe Williams & Count Basie  /  “Count Basie At Newport”
  • JOE WILLIAM’S BLUES  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At Zardi’s”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jack Webb  /  “Just The Tracks, Ma’am”
  • SHORT’NIN’ BREAD  /  Joe Morello & Dave Brubeck Quartet  /  “Gone With The Wind”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet”
  • THIS FOR JOE  /  Rene Marie  /  “Black Lace Freudian Slip”
  • KILLER JOE  /  Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet  /  “Meet The Jazztet”
  • ODE TO BILLIE JOE  /  Molly Johnson  /  “Lucky”
  • BERNIE’S TUNE  /  Stan Kenton  /  “The Stan Kenton Orchestra In Concert”
  • JOEY, JOEY, JOEY  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Broadway My Way”
  • STREET OF DREAMS  /  Joey DeFrancesco & Joe Doggs  /  “Falling In Love Again”
  • THE GAL FROM JOE’S  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone Sings Duke Ellington”
  • FLO AND JOE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Maya Angelou  /  “Miss Calypso”
  • GREEN DOLPHIN STREET  /  Joey Alexander  /  “In A Sentimental Mood”
  • GOOD FOR NOTHING JOE  /  Etta Jones  /  “Lonely & Blue”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Joe Coughlin & Ed Bickert  /  “Slow & Slower”
  • ANOTHER SCOTCH AND SODA  /  Andrea Carter  /  “Love Slipped Out the Door”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Toots Thielemans & Jamie Cullum  /  “One More For The Road”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “DUMB QUESTIONS” (7.11.20)

12 Jul

Next time someone tries to tell you that there’s no such thing as a dumb question, offer a few of these. Don’t try to thank me. Just doing my job.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WHY DO PEOPLE FALL IN LOVE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art of Excellence”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Dreams”
  • WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • MY IDEAL  /  Kelly Green Trio  /  “Volume One”
  • TULIP OR TURNIP  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • HOW HIGH THE MOON  /  Gloria Reuben & Marty Ashby  /  “For All We Know”
  • HOW CAN THAT MAKE YOU FAT  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Till I Get It right”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR’S  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Yesterday”s Love Songs, Today’s Blues”
  • HOW ABOUT YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Joe Pesci  /  “Pesci…Still Singing”
  • AREN’T YOU GLAD YOU’RE YOU  /  Meredith d’Ambrosio  /  “Another Time”
  • WOODY’N YOU  /  Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Introducing The Eyal Vilner Big Band”
  • WHY TRY TO CHANGE ME NOW  /  Fiona Apple  /  “The Best Is Yet To Come”
  • SWINGING ON A STAR  /  Ori Dagan  /  “S’cat Got My Tongue”
  • WHATCHA GONNA DO WHEN THERE AIN’T NO SWING  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Strictly Romancin’”
  • AT LONG LAST LOVE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra & Swingin’ Brass”
  • HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN  /  Shoshanna Bean  /  “Spectrum”
  • DO I LOVE YOU BECAUSE YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL  /  (Mystery vocalist)  /  Jack Webb  /  “Just The Tracks, M’am”
  • SMOKE RINGS  /  April Ames  /  “Strike A Match”
  • SHOULD I  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “Kisses In the Rain”
  • WHY SHOULDN’T I  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “For Those Who Think Young”
  • WILL YOU STILL BE MINE?  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON?  /  Lillie Huddleston  /  “How Long Has This Been Going On?”
  • MIND IF I MAKE LOVE TO YOU  /  Harry Connick  /  “True Love: A Celebration Of Cole Porter”
  • WHAT IS LOVE?  /  Quiana Lynell  /  “A Little Love”
  • HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING  /  Ian Shaw  /  “The Theory Of Joy”
  • OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Nikki Yanofsky  /  “Nikki”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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