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PLAYLIST FOR “THE TURNTABLE FOR ONE YEAR IN REVIEW – 2020” (1.2.21)

3 Jan

Looking back at the god-awful events of 2020 was entirely too upsetting, although looking back at how I reacted to those events with my musical themes may be almost as upsetting. I think we can do better in 2021. We have to.

(BTW: I played the Michel Legrand as an anniversary shout-out to my wife. That cut was her processional at our wedding 51 years ago.) 

(Musical Theme)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • (Social Distancing)  /  ALL BY MYSELF  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Oh Look At Me Now”
  • (Social Distancing)  /  ALONE TOGETHER  /  Alyssa Allgood  /  “Exactly Like You”
  • (Just Joe)  /  HAPPINESS IS JUST A THING CALLED JOE  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “The Songbook Collection”
  • (The Blues)  /  I AIN’T GOT NOTHIN’ BUT THE BLUES  /  Kenny Washington  /  “What’s The Hurry”
  • (Countries Who Don’t Want Us To Visit)  /   THIS CAN’T BE LOVE  /  John Alcorn & Molly Johnson  /  Quiet Night”
  • (Countries Who Don’t Want Us To Visit)  /   LONDON BY NIGHT  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra Sings Great Songs From Great Britain”
  • (Suckers & Losers)  /  I LOVE BEING HERE WITH YOU  /  The Airmen Of Note w/ TSgt. Paige Martin  /  “Airmen Of Note – Live”
  • (Suckers & Losers)  /  I’M IN A DANCING MOOD  / Dave Brubeck Quartet  /  “Time Outtakes”
  • (Positive Vibes)  /  IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Brianna Thomas & Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Swing Out”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Michel LeGrand  /  ”Michel LeGrand At Shelly’s Manhole”
  • (World Mental Health Day)  /  SOMEONE’S BEEN SENDING ME FLOWERS  /  Blossom Dearie & Phil Scorgie  /  “Phil & Me”
  • (Let’s Go Clubbing/  /  THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Rachael Price & Jon Batiste  /  “Anatomy of Angels”
  • (Positive Vibes)  /  THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Freda Payne & Johnny Mathis  /  (Single)
  • (The Blues)  /  I JUST WANT TO BE HORIZONTAL  /  Samoa Wilson & Jim Kweskin band  /  “I Just Want to Be Horizontal”
  • (July 4th)  /  WE THE PEOPLE  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Who’s The Old Guy Now”
  • (Food & Drink)  /  TEA FOR TWO  /  Gretje Angel  /  “…In Any Key”
  • (I Couldn’t Let The Year Go Without Playing This)  /  THE THRILL IS GONE  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • (In Memoriam – You Fill In The Names)  /  PEOPLE TIME  /  Stan Getz  /  “Yours & Mine”
  • (I See You; I Hear You)  /  THIS IS NOT A PROTEST SONG  /  Rene Marie  /  “Sound Of Red”
  • (I See You; I Hear You)  /  FRAGILE  /  Sting  /  “…Nothing Like The Sun”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MUSIC FROM COUNTRIES THAT DON’T WANT AMERICANS TO VISIT” (8.1.20)

2 Aug

Thinking about traveling this summer? Forget it!  Nobody wants us. So just to rub it in, I tortured the audience with two hours of wonderful music from some of the many many countries in the world that have closed their borders to Americans. How about that? A travel ban that we didn’t initiate! 

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

  • (Canada)  /  TIME AFTER TIME  /  Johanna Sillanpaa  /  “From This Side”
  • (Australia)  /  POLKA DOTS AND MOONBEAMS  /  Julian Yeo  /  “Another Season”
  • (Germany)  /  YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Lyambiko  /  “Out of This Mood”
  • (Germany)  /  I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE  /  Thomas Quasthoff  /  “The Jazz Album”
  • (France)  /  PARIS BLUES  /  Hetty Kate  /  “Under Paris Skies”
  • (Belgium)  /  RULES OF THE ROAD  /  Yannick Bovy  /  “Celebrates Nat King Cole”
  • (Canada)  /  SO MANY BEAUTIFUL MEN SO LITTLE TIME  /  Linda Carone  /  “So Many Beautiful Men So Little Time”
  • (Azerbaijan)  /  EMANATION  /  Shahin Novrasli  /  “Emanation”
  • (Denmark)  /  TALKING TO MYSELF  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “We’ve Just Begun”
  • (Armenia)  /  THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT  /  Arpi Petrosyan  /  (Single)
  • (U.K.)  /  I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Tom Rust & John Horler  /  “Lucky To Be Me”
  • (France)  /  ET AINSI VA LA VIE  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Parisienne”
  • (Canada)  /  FIRE  /  The Ault Sisters  /  “Sisters In Song”
  • (Canada)  /  LET’S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE  /  John Alcorn  /  “Flying Without Wings”
  • (France)  /  THERE’S A LULL IN MY LIFE  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Let’s Get Lost”
  • (Portugal)  /  WHY SHOULD I  /  Luisa Sobral  /  “Cherry On The Top”
  • (Belgium & Sweden)  /  FOR MY LADY  /  Toots Thielemans & The Real Group  /  “One For All”
  • (Romania)  /  MISTY  /  Teodora Enace  /  “A Child Is Born”
  • (U.K.)  /  JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • (Switzerland)  /  I’LL BE AROUND  /  Nicole Herzog   /  “That’s Life”
  • (Canada)  /  MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Gavin Hope & Bill King  /  “For All We Know”
  • (Netherlands)  /  BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Greetje Kaulfeld  /  “Meets Jerry Van Rooijen & Jiggs Whigham”
  • DO YOU MISS NEW YORK  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Classics”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “OUT-SOURCING” (6.9.12)

10 Jun

These are perilous times, especially for anyone who hates cliches. However, to show my true patriotic stripes, tonight on Turntable For One in a demonstration of economic  austerity, I out-sourced all of the vocalists — to Canada. Not one of these vocalists was born in the U.S. of A., although many of them do have certain facial resemblances to actual Americans. Stay vigilant.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

 

  • MATCHMAKER MATCHMAKER  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Make Someone Happy”
  • THE BEST THING FOR YOU  /  George Evans  /  “Live At The Cellar”
  • SURREY WITH THE FRINGE  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • TWENTIETH CENTURY  /  Joe Coughlin  /  “Thing Turn Out That Way”
  • DEVIL MAY CARE  /  Diana Krall  /  “When I Look In Your Eyes”
  • WHAT KIND OF FOOL AM I?  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  William Shatner
  • WELCOME TO MY LIFE  /  Nikki Yanofsky  /  “Nikki”
  • CALL ME IRRESPONSIBLE  /  Michael Buble   /  “Call Me Irresponsible”
  • FOR NO ONE  /  Veronneau  /  “Joy Of Living”
  • NOW THAT MY BABY’S GONE  /  Michael Kaeshammer  /  “Lovelight”
  • LARGER THAN LIFE  /  Holly Cole  /  “Holly Cole”
  • THIS CAN’T BE LOVE  /  John Alcorn & Molly Johnson  /  “Quiet Night”
  • MOON RIVER  /  Melissa Stylianou  /  “Silent Movie”
  • LONELY TIME  /  (Theme Music)  /  Maynard Ferguson  /  “A Message From Birdland”