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PLAYLIST FOR “A TURNTABLE FOR ONE FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION!” (7.4.20)

5 Jul

This was my first Fourth Of July show ever (I’m usually off during July and August). So should the show be patriotic? Ironic? Serious? Cynical? Yes, yes, yes, and yes! I celebrated with some traditional songs, plus the Buddy Rich Big Band for fireworks, Laverne Butler with a declaration of independence, tributes to Freddy Cole, Johnny Mandel, and Jim Pepper, and  songs by Dave Frishberg, Randy Newman in celebration of the First Amendment. Looks like I’ll be around all summer this year. Check back frequently. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MY COUNTRY ‘TIS OF THEE  /  Rene Marie  /  “Voice Of My Beautiful Country”
  • GRAND OLD FLAG  /  Sweet Sue Terry  /  “Live At The Deer Head Inn”
  • BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU?  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Love Makes The Changes”
  • MY COUNTRY USED TO BE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Do You Miss New York?”
  • A SONG AFTER SUNDOWN  /  Stan Getz & Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops  /  “The Essential Stan Getz”
  • AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL  /  Ray Charles  /  “Ray Charles Forever”
  • MY COUNTRY TIS OF THEE  /  Halloween Americans  /  “Halloween 101-USA Horror Music”
  • READY MIX  /  Buddy Rich  /  “Just In Time: The Final Recording”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME/GOD BLESS America  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  “Mamaloshen”
  • THERE USED TO BE A BALLPARK  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tim McCarver  /  “Tim McCarver Sings Selections From The Great American Songbook”
  • AMERICA  /  Simon & Garfunkle  /  “Old Friends”
  • THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER  /  Duke Ellington Orchestra  /  “Love You Madly”
  • DON’T LET THE SUN CATCH YOU CRYING  /  Laverne Butler  /  “Blues In The City”
  • TAKE ME TO THE ALLEY  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Take Me to the Alley”
  • AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL  /  John Daversa Big Band  /  “American Dreamers”
  • A FEW WORDS IN DEFENSE OF OUR COUNTRY  /  Randy Newman  /  “The Randy Newman Songbook”
  • WITCHI TAI TO  /  Chris Hills  /  “Everything Is Everything”
  • POLKA DOTS AND MOONBEAMS  /  Jim Pepper  /  “Dakota Song”
  • LIFE’S A LESSON  /  Ben Sidran & Giorgia  /  “Ben There, Done That”
  • AMERICAN TUNE  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Questions”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR ” A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN” (1.12.19)

13 Jan

Turntable For One is all about problems – certainly not solving them, more like creating them, exacerbating them, and at the very least exploiting them. So this week I tackled the problem of the government shutdown. What did I do? I played music, of course, but I also dedicated the program to the 800,000 federal employees who have gone from figuring out how to live paycheck to paycheck to how to live no paycheck to no paycheck. The President said he didn’t want to call this a shutdown. I agree. How about travesty?

 

(Government Dept.)  /SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME?  /  George Michael  /  “Symphonica”
  • (Interior Dept.)  /  MOUNTAIN GREENERY  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Echoes”
  • (Interior Dept.)  /  TEDDY BEAR’S PICNIC  /  Bing Crosby  /  “Musical Moments To Remember: Bing Crosby”
  • (Interior Dept.)  /  RHODE ISLAND IS FAMOUS FOR YOU  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “My Foolish Heart”
  • STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER  /  John Daversa Big Band  /  “American Dreamers”
  • (TSA, FBI)  /  SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “The Very Best Of Nancy WIlson”
  • (TSA, FBI)  /  I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie”
  • (Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms)  /   SCOTCH AND SODA  /  Amanda Carr  /  “Carr-Toons”
  • (Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms)  /   SMOKING MY SAD CIGARETTE  /  Kate McGarry  /  “Centennial”
  • (Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms)  /   THE CONTINUING STORY OF BUNGALOW BILL  /  The Beatles  /  “The Beatles”
  •  (Treasury Dept.)  /  WHO WILL BUY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Nancy Sinatra  /  “Movin’ With Nancy Sinatra”
  • (Treasury Dept.)  /  BUY AND SELL  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • (Politician to Lobbyist)  /  LOVE FOR SALE  /  Aretha Franklin  /  “Yeah!!” 
  • THE NEUTRON DANCE  /  The Ault Sisters  /  “Sisters In Swing”
  • (HUD)  /  THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Boston Concert 1976”
  • (HUD)  /  HOME ON THE RANGE  /  Janet Planet  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • (FDA)  /  FRIM FRAM SAUCE  /  Vocapella  /  “Black Coffee”
  • (Coast Guard)  /  MY SHIP  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “For Those Who Think Young”
  • (Transportation Dept.)  /  COME FLY WITH ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love”
  • (Transportation Dept.)  /  ROUTE 66  /  Ann Hampton Callaway  /  “Signature”
  • (Transportation Dept.)  /  I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Bye Bye Blackbird”
  • (State Department)  /  CHORO POUR LES AMANTS ETERNELS  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “A Contretemps”
  • (State Department)  /  WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • (State Department)  /  APRIL IN PARIS  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Gypsy In My Soul”
  • AMERICAN TUNE  /  Kurt Elling  /  “1619 Broadway – The Brill Building Project”
  • 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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