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PLAYLIST FOR “UNCLE BILL’S STORYTIME” (4.13.19)

14 Apr

Two hours of arguably the best of the best singers; I’d also argue that they are among the best of the best storytellers, too. This week was all about finding singers and songs that tell a story. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life: Collected”
  • ITSY BITSY BLUES  /  Cynthia Bane  /  “Clearly”
  • THE THREE BEARS  /  Bobby Troup  /  “Tell Me You’re Home”
  • WHAT’S YOUR STORY, MORNING GLORY?  /  Kristin Korb  /  “What’s Your Story?”
  • IN THE EXTRAOUTOSPHERE  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • SURREY WITH THE FRINGE ON TOP  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “You’ll Never Know”
  • THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Paul Jost  /  “Simple Life”
  • ONCE UPON A TIME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Charles Boyer  /  “Gigi And Other Romantic Songs”
  • THE TROLLEY SONG  /  Betty Carter  /  “The Audience With Betty Carter”
  • DINNER FOR ONE, PLEASE, JAMES  /  Joe Williams  /  Ballad & Blues Master”
  • LITTLE BLUE MAN  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “DotDotDot”
  • THAT AFTERNOON IN HARLEM  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Company I Keep”
  • AT THE RENDEZVOUS  /  Clint Holmes & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “Rendezvous”
  • STEPSISTERS’ LAMENT  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant  /  “For One To Love”
  • LEOPARD-SKIN PILL-BOX HAT  /  Janet Planet  /  “Sings The Bob Dylan Songbook”
  • MISS OTIS REGRETS  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Ethel Ennis  /  “Ethel Ennis”
  • OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond  /  “Live At Storyville”
  • WALTZ FOR DEBBY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • ALBATROSS  /  Judy Collins & Lara Downes  /  Holes In The Sky”
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  Nina Simone & Piano”
  • THE RULES DON’T APPLY  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Math Camp”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “I’M IN THE MOOD FOR THE SUBJUNCTIVE” (3.30.19)

30 Mar

In an effort to save an endangered and near extinct treasure – good grammar, I renewed my effort to MGGA – Make Grammar Great Again – and offered a remedial lesson in the subjunctive, that form of grammar that expresses wishes and desires for things we don’t have. Of course, I had a lot of help from some wonderful adjunct songwriters and singers. Wish you’d never heard of the subjunctive mood? Hey, maybe you understand this stuff better than you think.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I WISH I WERE IN LOVE AGAIN  /  Gillian Margot  /  “Black Butterfly”
  • IF DREAMS COME TRUE  /  Joe Williams  /  “Prez & Joe”
  • IF I WERE A BELL  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • IF YOU WERE A SONG  /  Billy Brandt  /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor”
  • IF THE STARS WERE MINE  /  Melody Gardot  /  “My One And Only Thrill”
  • I WISH I KNEW  /  Jimmy Scott  /  “The Source”
  • IF JAMES TAYLOR WERE ON FIRE  /  Paul And Storm  /  “Gumbo Pants”
  • IF I WERE A BOY  /  Reba McEntire  /  “All The Woman I Am”
  • IF I WERE A CARPENTER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Leonard Nimoy  /  “Spaced Out – The Best Of Leonard Nimoy”
  • I WISH I KNEW (HOW IT WOULD FEEL TO BE FREE)  /  Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Studio Sessions”
  • IF I LOVED YOU  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “What’s Good About Goodbye”
  • IF YOU WERE MINE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “I Wanna Be Around”
  • IF I HAD YOU  /  Nnenna Freelon  /  Nnenna Freelon Live”
  • IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AIN’T  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Alone Together”
  • IF JAMES TAYLOR WERE ON FIRE AT THE BOTTOM OF A WELL  /  Paul & Storm  /  “Gumbo Pants”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN  /  John Doakes  /  “Forever Reasons”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A HEART  /  Michelle Lordi  /  “Drive”
  • IF LOVE WERE ALL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Alan Cumming  /  “Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs”
  • IF I WERE YOU  /  Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson  /  “The Complete Billie Holiday On Columbia”
  • I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • IF YOU LOVE ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • THAT’S MY DESIRE  /  Ray Stevens  /  “Grover’s Hat Project”
  • IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW  /  Chet Baker, Philip Catherine  /  “Late Night Jazz”
  • IF YOU WERE THE ONLY BOY  /  Bernadette Peters  /  “Sondheim, Etc., Etc.”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “EARLY BIRDS VS NIGHT OWLS” (1.26.19)

27 Jan

I believe there are two kinds of people in the world – morning people and night people. I vote for the latter because they have the good sense and good taste to stay up and listen to my show.  But I played songs for both just in case…

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING  /  Ray Charles & Count Basie  /  “Ray Sings, Count Basie Swings”
  • MOONDANCE  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Here, There, & Everywhere”
  • MORNIN’  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life, Collected”
  • OUR DELIGHT  /  3rd Coast Vocals  /  “3VC”
  • DRINKING AGAIN  /  Dinah Washington  /  Dinah ‘62”
  • NIGHT LIFE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “September Ballads”
  • I GOT THE SUN IN THE MORNING  /  Allegra Levy  /  “Looking At The Moon”
  • NIGHT LIGHTS  /  Gerry Mulligan  /  Night Lights”
  • NIGHT LIGHTS  /  Bobby Scott  /  “For Sentimental Reasons”
  • WHEN THE RED RED ROBIN  /  (Mystery Melody)  /  Molly Lyons  /  “Verses Only!”
  • THE LAMP IS LOW  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • NIGHT AND DAY  /  Willie Nelson  /  “My Way”
  • IT’S ALWAYS 4 AM  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Blue & Pink: The Blue Songs”
  • DAYBREAK  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To The Ladies”
  • GOOD MORNING COWBOY  /  Cyrille Aimee & Diego Figueiredo  /  “Smile”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Jamie Cullum & Laura Mvula  /  “Interlude”
  • NIGHT SONG  /  Nina Simone  /  “Broadway – Blues – Ballads”
  • IN THE EVENIN’  /  Joe Williams  /  “At Newport ‘63”
  • THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES  /  Irene Kral  /  “Second Chance”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Michel Legrand  /  “Legrand Jazz”
  • DAWN  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • THE NIGHT WE CALLED IT A DAY  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS  /  Carin Lundin  /  “Babble”
  • SKYLARK  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington  /  “Francis A. & Edward K.”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “WINNERS AND LOSERS” (11.3.18)

29 Dec

Soon it will all be in the rearview mirror; the midterms will have passed, and we’ll know who are the winners and who are the losers. It will all be over – except for the celebrating, the crying, the blaming, the lawsuits, the recounts, the excuses, the recriminations, the marches, the protests. So just to ease my listeners into this traditional, all-American period of jubilation and mourning, I played songs abut winning and losing. The singers, however, were all total winners. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • ALL RIGHT, OKAY, YOU WIN  /  Joe Williams & Count Basie  /  “Count Basie At Newport”
  • BOOZERS AND LOSERS  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers & Losers”
  • HERE’S TO THE LOSERS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Softly As I Leave You”
  • LUCKY TO BE ME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings Comden & Green”
  • DAYS LIKE THIS  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles: Live In London”
  • HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU  /  Shirley Horn    “The Main Ingredient”
  • “DENZEL” + AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL  /  John Daversa Big Band  /  “American Dreamers”
  • I’VE GOT JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING  /  Fleurine  /  “Meant To Be”
  • I WAS A FOOL TO LET YOU GO  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • WINNER TAKES IT ALL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Meryl Streep  /  “Mama Mia Soundtrack”
  • NOBODY WINS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ol’ Blues Eyes Is Back”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Renderings”
  • NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT  /  Leslie Odom Jr.  /  “Leslie Odom Jr.”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • IN SPITE OF ALL THIS, I’M STILL HAPPY  /  Danny Bacher  /  “Still Happy”
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Sister Orchid”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Wayne Newton  /  “Wild, Cool, And Swingin’”
  • LOSING STRATEGY  /  Kate McGarry  /  “The Subject Tonight Is Love”
  • LOVER MAN  /  Bill Evans & Jeremy Steig  /  “Bill Evans For Lovers”
  • WHEN I LOST YOU  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Bennett/Berlin”
  • LUCKY SO AND SO  /  Kate Reid  /   “The Heart Already Knows”
  • IF I SHOULD LOSE YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “Four Women”
  • THE BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Ian Shaw & Sue Richardson  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “KIDS’ WEEK” (11.10.18)

10 Nov

I thought we all needed a time out to think about what we’ve done and how we could have done better. To get things rolling, I played some things we learned as kids and seem to have forgotten and a lot of songs about being a kid.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • TEDDY BEARS’ PICNIC  /  Bing Crosby  /  “Musical Moments To Remember: Bing Crosby”
  • BE A CHILD  /  Cleo Laine & Dudley Moore  /  “Smilin’ Through”
  • ALL GOD’S CHILLUN GOT RHYTHM/ DO YOU WANT TO JUMP, CHILDREN  /  Joe Williams  /  “At Newport ‘63”
  • WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Best Of Love Songs”
  • DREAM AWAY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Old Blue Eyes Is Back”
  • SOMETIME I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD  /  Maynard Ferguson  /  “Newport Suite”
  • JUAN CARLOS  /  Juan Carlos  /  “American Dreamers”
  • YOUNG AND FOOLISH  /  Sophie Berkel-Sarbit  /  “Young & Foolish”
  • CHILDREN’S GAME  /  Oscar Peterson & The Singers Unlimited  /  “In Tune”
  • ITSY BITSY SPIDER  /  Cynthia Bane  /  “Clearly”
  • HALLELUJAH I JUST LOVE HER SO  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Stevie Wonder  /  “Tribute To Uncle Ray”
  • STAY AWAKE  /  Laura Mvula  /  “Jazz Loves Disney Vol. 2”
  • WATCH YOUR KID  /  Dave Tull  /  “Texting & Driving”
  • LITTLE MAN, YOU’VE HAD A BUSY DAY  /  Sarah Vaughan & Count Basie  /  “Count Basie & Sarah Vaughan”
  • I WON’T GROW UP  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “From The Vaults”
  • I DON’T WANT TO GROW UP  /  Holly Cole  /  “Temptation”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Joey Alexander  /  Joey. Monk. Live!”
  • DON’T JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Annette  /  “Annette”
  • JUST BECAUSE WE’RE KIDS  /  Carole Simpson  /  “All About Carol”
  • THE INCH WORM  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Playground”
  • CHILDREN WILL LISTEN  /  Bernadette Peters  /  “Sondheim, Etc., Etc.”
  • NEW WORDS  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  “Kidults”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • I AM YOUR CHILD  /  Barry Manilow  /  “Barry Manilow 1”
  • OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Nikki Yanofsky  /  “Nikki”
  • GOD BLESS THE CHILD  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Be Good”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HOME SWEET HOME” (6.9.18)

10 Jun

I couldn’t get to the studio this week, so I recorded the show at home. I couldn’t think of an unexpected, ironic, thought-provoking theme this week, so I went with what I know. At least I didn’t play “Home On The Range.” You can thank me for that. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WOULDN’T IT BE LOVERLY?  /  Shirley Horn  /  “I Love You Paris”
  • MY BLUE HEAVEN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session”
  • NO MORE BLUES  /  Roberta Gambarini  /  “Easy To Love”
  • EVERY NIGHT  /  Joe Williams  /  “Me & The Blues”
  • CHEZ MOI  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Professional Dreamer”
  • PAJAMAS  /  Livingston Taylor  /  Unsolicited Material”
  • SMALL HOUSE  /  Jo Lawry  /  “I Want To Be Happy”
  • BABY DREAM YOUR DREAM  /  Tony DeSare  /  “Want You”
  • THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Nancy Sinatra  /  “California Girl”
  • TV BLUES  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • THE BOY NEXT DOOR  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “Art Attack”
  • A COTTAGE FOR SALE  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Just One Of Those Things”
  • THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina At The Village Gate”
  • TEA FOR TWO  /  Thelonious Monk  /  “Criss Cross”
  • LET’S EAT HOME  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Still On The Road”
  • THE MASON  /  David Patrick Kelly  /  “Working”
  • LET’S TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME  /  Chris Connor  /  “Classic”
  • LONG WAY HOME  /  Kat Edmonson & Lyle Lovett  /  “Way Down Low”
  • NOBODY HOME  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • THE HOUSE IS HAUNTED BY YOUR LAST GOODBYE  /  Holly Cole  /  “Holly Cole”
  • GOT TO GET HOME SO I CAN SEE MY CHILDREN  /  Dave Tull  /  “I Just Want To Get Paid”
  • ANY PLACE I HANG MY HAT IS HOME  /  Petra van Nuis & Andy Brown  /  “Lessons Lyrical”
  • HOME  /  Maria Schneider Orchestra  /  “The Thompson Fields”
  • HOME  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME  /  Selena Evangeline & Bill King  /  “Left Alone”
  • THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Astoria: Portrait Of The Artist”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HITTING BOTTOM” (5.5.18)

6 May

I know it was wishful thinking on my part, but on Saturday’s show I celebrated finally hitting bottom. No, this wasn’t a tribute to Stormy Daniels, it was a realization that the way things are going, I may not live long enough to see us hit the actual bottom. All the songs and some of the singers know exactly what I meant.  So now, after this show, I can tell myself (or pretend) that things will start to get better. (I’m not holding my breath, because I know I really won’t live long enough that way.) 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT  / Alexis Cole  /  “A Kiss In The Dark”   
  • INTO EACH LIFE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • STOP THIS TRAIN  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story?” 
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Ray Charles  /  “The Genius Of Ray Charles”
  • ROCKS IN MY BED  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night” 
  • IT’S ALWAYS 4 AM  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life, Collected”  
  • OLD FASHIONED GAL  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”   
  • THE BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Boz Scaggs  /  “Speak Low”   (Decca Records)
  • MEET ME AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BOTTLE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “Live At Joe’s Pub”  
  • THE LIFE THAT I LEAD  /  Lou Rawls  /  “Carryin’ On”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin” 
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Miles Davis Quintet  /  “Miles Davis & John Coltrane: The Final Tour” 
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Sister Orchid” 
  • DID I EVER REALLY LIVE?  /  Joe Williams  /  “One For My Baby”   
  • BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You” 
  • EVERYBODY’S CRYIN’ MERCY  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend: Live In California”
  • DAYS LIKE THIS  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • THE END OF THE WORLD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Patty Duke  /  “Don’t Just Stand There”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Van Morrison  /  “Versatile”
  • I’M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS  /  Karrin Allyson  /  Round Midnight” 
  • LUSH LIFE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Boston Concert 1976”
  • SOPHISTICATED LADY  /  Linda Ronstadt  /  “Lush Life”
  •  NOTHING LASTS FOREVER  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In every Bar”   
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  

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