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PLAYLIST FOR “AN EXERCISE IN EXERCISING” (6.25.22)

27 Jun

Until recently my exercise regimen consisted of Running my mouth, Stretching the truth; Rushing to judgment; and Leaping to all the wrong conclusions. Those days are gone. Now I have a Life Coach telling me when to sleep, when to wake up, when to stand, and how far to walk and on and on. And there’s no way I can tell this Life Coach to put a cork in it because my Life Coach isn’t a person – it’s an Apple Watch that’s become the boss of me. So if I have to endure this torture, of course, my audience had to endure the torture with two-hours of songs about exercise. I’d write more but my damned watch is telling me it’s time to stand!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • LET’S TAKE A WALK AROUND THE BLOCK  /  Mel Torme  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • WALKING AFTER MIDNIGHT  /  Staci Griesbach  /  “Mu Patsy Cline Songbook”
  • RUNNIN’ WILD  /  Cecile McLorin-Salvant  /  “Dreams & Daggers”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • THROW IT AWAY  /  Maydie Myles  /  “The Ones I Love”  
  • I’M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • WALKIN’  /  The Real Group  /  Unreal”
  • SHALL WE DANCE  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • KISS AND RUN  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
  • IT SWUNG WIDE OPEN  /  Joey DeFrancesco  /  “In The Key Of The Universe”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Ethel Ennis  /  “Ethel Ennis”
  • ME & MY SHADOW  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Allen Ludden  /  “My Favorite Songs”
  • COME RUNNING  /  Lena Horne  /  “At The Waldorf Astoria”
  • LESTER LEAPS IN  /  Count Basie  /.  “Count Basie At Newport”
  • EVERYBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG  /  Veronica Swift  /  “This Bitter Earth”
  • YOU CALL IT JOGGING  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles”
  • LAVERNE WALK  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Let’s Get Lost”
  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • LET’S TAKE AN OLD FASHIONED WALK  /  Karin Plato & Denzal Sinclair  /   “The State of Bliss”
  • JUST MY IMAGINATION  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Prde & Joy”
  • HIT THE GROUND RUNNIN’  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Language”
  • CANOE  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • IF I HAD YOU  /  Willie Nelson & Diana Krall  /  “American Classic”
  • JUMP FOR JOY  /  Kenny Burrell  /  “Ballad Essentials”
  • I WALK A LITTLE FASTER  /  Chiara Pancaldi w/ Cyrus Chestnut  /  “I Walk A Little Faster”
  • LIFE’S A LESSON  /  Ben Sidran & Giorgia  /  “Ben There, Don’t That”  
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “PLEASE & THANK YOU -SPRING FUNDRAISING” (4.23.22)

25 Apr

Fundraising week! Make a pledge, make a request. A few people made a request (*) and more just opened their wallets. It was a good night filled with gratitude and songs about the magic words, Please and Thank You.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • PLEASE BE KIND  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • OPPORTUNITY PLEASE KNOCK  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • MUSIC, MAESTRO, PLEASE  /  Freddy Cole & Bill Charlap Trio  /  “Music Maestro, Please”
  • YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • DINNER FOR ONE PLEASE, JAMES  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • PLEASE CONSIDER ME  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • *YOU’RE THE TOP  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The Cole Porter Songbook”
  • RAT RACE  /  Double Six Of Paris  /  “Le Double Six”
  • PLEASE DON’T TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I’M GONE  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine At Carnegie Hall”
  • MERCY, MERCY, MERCY  /  Cannonball Adderley Quintet  /  “Cannonball Adderley Sextet Live”
  • THANKS FOR THE MEMORY  /  Bob Hope & Shirley Ross  /  “Thanks For The Memories”
  • *CALL ME  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Outta Sight”
  • PLEASE SEND ME SOMEONE TO LOVE  /  B.B. King & Gladys Knight  /  “How Blue Can You Get”
  • PLEASE DON’T THINK IT’S FUNNY  /  Holly Yarbrough  /  “Mr. Rogers Swings”
  • PLEASE BELONG TO ME  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Sings Bobby Troup”
  • THANKYOUS  /  Janis Ian  /  “Stars”
  • *NO HEADSTONE FOR MY GRAVE  /  Esther Phillips  /  “No Headstone For My Grave”
  • I DON’T WANT TO BE LONELY TONIGHT  /  Simone Kopmajer  /  “My Favorite Songs”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • *BIJOU  /  Woody Herman  /  “20 Golden Pieces”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  Dee Dee Bridgewater  /  “Queens Of Jazz”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “AN EVENING WITH FRANK” (4.2.22)

3 Apr

He gave us so much wonderful, unforgettable music. Wait, you’re thinking of that Frank? I was thinking of Frank Loesser and I tried to squeeze as many gems in his voluminous songbook from movies, Broadway, and popular song into a couple hours as I could. But before the Evening With Frank began, I opened the show again with another song from a young Ukrainian jazz singer who remains (as of this posting) safe and even hopeful in Kyiv. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • TAKE IT EASY  /  Alina Zalozna Quartet
  • GUYS AND DOLLS  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /   “If I Ruled The World”
  • LUCK BE A LADY  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Best Of Vegas”
  • MOMENTS LIKE THIS  /  Peggy Lee  /   “Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee”
  • JOEY, JOEY, JOEY  /  Al Jarreau  /  “25 Greatest Hits”
  • LET’S GET LOST  /  Cyrille Aimee  /   “Let’s Get Lost”
  • MORE I CANNOT WISH YOU  /  Johnny Hartman  /   “This One’s For Tedi”
  • TWO SLEEPY PEOPLE  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /   Carly Simon & John Travolta  /   “Film Noir”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  Kelly Green  /   “Life Rearranged”
  • I’VE NEVER BEEN IJN LOVE BEFORE  /  Oscar Peterson Trio  /   “The Trio Live From Chicago”
  • HAMLET  /  Karen Oberlin  /   Karen Oberlin Live At The Algonquin”
  • THE LADY’S IN LOVE WITH YOU  /  Steven Pasquale  /   “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • ON A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA  Renee Olstead W/ Carol Welsman  /   “Renee Olstead”
  • BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /   “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • I HEAR MUSIC  /  Dakota Staton  /   “Great Ladies Of Song: Dakota Staton”
  • HEART AND SOUL  /  Joe Williams & George Shearing  /   “Heart And Soul”
  • IF I WERE A BELL  /  Stacey Kent  /   “Dreamer In Concert”
  • THE INCH WORM  /  Paul McCartney  /   “Kisses On The Bottom
  • I BELIEVE IN YOU  /  Jackie Messina  /   “Necessary Arrangement”
  • CAN’T GET OUT OF THIS MOOD  /  Tony Bennett  /   “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • I GO FOR THAT  /  Hetty Kate & Irwell Street String Band  /   “11:60 PM”
  • SPRING WILL BE A LITTLE LATE THIS YEAR  /  Larry Coryell  /   “Private Concert”
  • I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Shirley Horn  /   “I Thought About You: Live At Vine Street”
  • SAY IT  /  Kurt Elling  /   “Dedicated To You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MORE THAN 3 TENORS” (3.19.22)

21 Mar

They were superstars on their own, iconic names who didn’t need first names: Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti. The world loved them; and they loved the world – sometimes a little too literary. When they agreed to sing together, they went from superstars to superheroes: The Three Tenors. Three? Really? That’s all it takes to be adored? I can do better – much better than that! Let the adoration flow because I presented More Than Three Tenors” this week. Of course, I meant, tenor sax players and accompanists plus a few favorite tenor voices as well.  

SONG TITLE  /  Artists  /  CD Or Album Title

  • AFTER THE RAIN  /  Alina Bzhezhinska  /   “Inspiration”
  • A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP  /  Shirley Horn & Buck Hill  /   “Close Enough For Love”
  • STARS FELL ON ALABAMA  /  Kenny Washington & Victor Goines  /   “What’s The Hurry”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Jackie Ryan & Red  Holloway  /  Best Of Love Songs”
  • THEY ALL LAUGHED  /  Steven Pasquale  /   “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • CRY BUTTERCUP CRY  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant & Artemis  /  Artemis”
  • OUT OF THIS WORLD  /  Tony Bennett & Stan Getz  /   “Jazz”
  • I CAN’T GET STARTED  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   Cybill Shepherd& Stan Getz  /   “Cybill Getz Better”
  • LAURA  /  Joe Lovano Nonet  /   “On This Day At The Vanguard”
  • THAT OLD FEELING  /  Frank Sinatra & Plas Johnson  /   “Nice ’N’ Easy
  • LOVE YOU MADLY  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Ben Webster  /   “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN  /  Paul Jost  /   “While We Were Gone”
  • ONLY TRUST YOUR HEART  /  Stacey Kent & Jim Tomlinson  /   “Tenderly”
  • CHANGING WHISPERS  /  Sarah Elgeti Quartet  /   “Dawn Comes Quietly”
  • SEPTEMBER SONG  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Zoot Sims  /   “Waiting Game”
  • I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TIME IT WAS  /  Diane Marino & Houston Person  /   “Loads Of Love”
  • MY ROMANCE  /  Kevin Mahogany & Michael Brecker  /   “My Romance”
  • PRELUDE TO A KISS  /  Rahsaan Roland Kirk  /   “Bright Moments”
  • LUSH LIFE  /  Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane  /   “John Coltrane For Lovers”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “DISINFORMATION WEEK” (3.5.22)

6 Mar

Disinformation. It’s a word we’re hearing frequently these days. Some people call Disinformation propaganda; some people with a straight face call it alternative facts. I call it pernicious lies. So I spent two hours defining and explicating Disinformation; and, most importantly, telling people how to protect themselves from it. JUST KIDDING! You know me. Instead, I spent the two hours exploiting this sensitive issue and squeezing every last drop of irony and rueful laughter from it. But before things got too silly, I started the show with a much-too appropriately titled Ukrainian folk song, recognizing the only thing breaking apart faster than my heart is the world

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • DO NOT ASK WHY MY EYES ARE TEARY  /  Bob Arthurs & Steve Lamattina  /   “Jazz It Up: Ukrainian Songs For Three Dads”
  • PENNIES FROM HEAVEN  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /   “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • WHEN YOU’RE SMILING  /  Carol Welsman  /   “I Like Men”
  • I’VE GOT MY LOVE TO KEEP ME WARM  /  Jose James  /   “Merry Christmas From Jose James”
  • THE ICE HOTEL  /  Stacey Kent  /   “Breakfast On The Morning Tram”
  • SLEEPIN’ BEE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
  • LITTLE WHITE LIES  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /   “Ella Swings Lightly”
  • IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Buddy Rich  /  “Buddy 100”
  • ODE TO BILLIE JO  /  Buddy Rich Big Band  /   “Mercy, Mercy”
  • SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  John Pizzarelli Trio  /   “Dear Mr. Cole”
  • FORBIDDEN FRUIT  /  Nina Simone  /   “Forbidden Fruit”
  • WHEN IN ROME  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /   “The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album”
  • YOU CAN’T PULL THE WOOL OVER MY EYES  /  Catherine Russell  /   “Alone Together”
  • BLIZZARD OF LIES  /  Dave Frishberg  /   “Dave Frishberg Classics”
  • DREAM  /  Sarah Vaughan  /   “Sarah Vaughan Live At Mister Kelly’s”
  • SCATSVILLE  /  Michael Franks  /   “Rendezvous In Rio”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /   “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • WRAP YOUR TROUBLES IN DREAMS  /  Jonathan Karrant & Joshua White  /   “Shadows Fall”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Carol Sloane  /   “Live At 30th Street”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Mark Murphy  /   “Once To Every Heart”
  • THE LIES OF HANDSOME MEN  /  Maud Hixson
  • IT AIN’T NECESSARILY SO  /  Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet  /   “The Complete Argo Mercury Recordings”
  • A DREAM IS A WISH YOUR HEART MAKES  /  Kat Edmonson  /   “Dreamers Do”
  • WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR  /  Gregory Porter  /   “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • PEACE  /  Norah Jones  /   “Come Away With Me”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “DOUBLE THREATS, TRIPLE THREATS, & MORE” (2.26.22)

27 Feb

Double threats. Maybe even triple threats. And no, I’m not talking about my fan mail. I’m talking about people – well, take Hugh Jackman, for example. He acts, he also sings, he can dance, and he can tear your throat out with his Wolverine claws. This week was dedicated to those people blessed with more than one enviable talent. Some of the singers this week write songs or came from other professions. Plus some of the songs come from unexpected sources – Dorothy Parker, Kazuo Ishiguro, even Fred Astaire. Gotta say I am in awe of these multi-talented people, especially since I had to give up chewing gum a few years back. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I LOVE BEING HERE WITH YOU  /  Peggy Lee  /   “Basin Street East Presents Miss Peggy Lee”
  • I LOVE THE WAY YOU’RE BREAKING MY HEART  /  Delicatessen  /   “Jazz + Bossa”
  • HAVEN’T WE MET?  /  Kenny Rankin  /   “Haven’t We Met?”
  • HOW AM I TO KNOW  /  Shirley Horn  /   “Here’s To Life”
  • I WISHED ON THE MOON  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Moonlight Sinatra”
  • BREAKFAST ON THE MORNING TRAM  /  Stacey Kent  /   “Dreamer In Concert”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Gregory Porter  /   ”Nat King Cole & Me”
  • BIRTHDAY SONG GENERIC  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /   “Moonshadow Dance”
  • I NEVER WAS A YOUNG MAN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Gerry Mulligan  /   “Little Big Horn”
  • I WISH I KNEW HOW IT FELT TO BE FREE  /  Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /   “The Capitol Sessions”
  • THE RAINBOW CONNECTION  /  Bobby Scott  /   “Slowly”
  • BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP  /  Paul Jost  /   “While We Were Gone”
  • NO STRINGS  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • FOR MY LADY  /  The Real Group & Toots Thielemans  /   “One For All”
  • YOU FOR ME  /  Kelley Johnson  /   “Something God”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  Johnny Hartman  /   “This One’s For Tedi”
  • SECRET SAFE  /  Caity Gyorgy  /   “Now Pronouncing: Caity Gyorgy”
  • CITY OF THE ANGELS  /  Tony Bennett  /   “The Art Of Excellence”
  • THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   Marvin Gaye  /   “Live At The Copa”
  • IMPOSSIBLE  /  The Hi-Los  /   “Love Nest”
  • IT’S ALRIGHT WITH ME  /  Kari Kirkland  /   “Wild Is The Wind”
  • LIFE’S A LESSON  /  Ben Sidran & Giorgia  /   “Ben There Done That”
  • SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST  /  Barbra Streisand  /   “Love Is The Answer”
  • YOU MIGHT AS WELL LIVE  /  Mark Winkler  /   “Till I Get It Right”
  • 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 “LET’S GROOVE ON NATIONAL RECORD STORE DAY!” (6.12.21)

13 Jun

To celebrate National Record Store Day, I gave the CD players a night off and turned the program, both literally and figuratively, into Turntable For One. I found a lot of old friends in my collection and even a few albums I forgot that I had. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SOMETHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Live At Vine Street”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Dizzy Gillespie  /  “A Portrait Of Duke Ellington”
  • GROOVIN  /  Kenny Rankin  /  The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • WHILE I’M STILL YOUNG  /  Amanda Ambrose  /  “Amanda”
  • THE SONG IS YOU  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Rare Sinatra”
  • DON’T LET ME LOSE THIS DREAM  /  Esther Phillips  /  “Burnin’”
  • ALL OF MY LIFE  /  Tony Bennett & Dexter Gordon  /  “Bennett/Berlin”
  • SURREY WITH THE FRINGE ON THE TOP  /  Mary Lou Williams  /  “Live At The Cookery”
  • HOLD ME THUSLY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Zero Mostel  /  “Songs My Mother Never sang”
  • A WONDERFUL GUY  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Winchester In Apple Blossom Time”
  • ARTISTRY IN RHYTHM  /  Stan Kenton  /  “Live At Redlands University”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Jesse Belvin  /  “Mr. Easy”
  • MUSIC  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine Live At Carnegie Hall”
  • SLOW TALKER  /  Bob & Ray  /  “The Two & Only”
  • I’M LOST  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • THE LIFE THAT I LEAD  /  Lou Rawls  /  “Carryin’ On”
  • THE MAN YOU ARE IN ME  /  Janis Ian  /  “Stars”
  • NAIMA  /  Charles Lloyd  /  “Autumn In New York”
  • I’VE GOT TO HAVE YOU  /  Lena Horne  /  “Lema – A New Album”
  • I COULD WRITE A BOOK  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “Standards Vol. 1”
  • I NEVER MEANT TO HURT YOU  /  Laura Nyro  /  “First Songs”
  • MY OLD FRIEND  /  Gregory Hines  /  “So Nobody Else Can Hear”
  • DREAM  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Dream”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “WILLPOWER VS WON’T-POWER” (6.5.21)

6 Jun

What does it take to lose weight? Willpower. Stop biting your nails? Willpower. What does it take to stop watching America’s Got Talent? Half a brain – but that’s a different issue. Getting back on topic: what does it take to give up smoking? Again, Willpower. So let me get this straight: Willpower is forcing yourself not to do something. Wouldn’t it make more sense to call it Won’t-power?  But no – everyone gives Willpower all the praise and approbation. Well, not  this week! I think Won’t is just as important to songwriters as Will – maybe more important. I tried to prove that with songs about Will and Won’t. I won’t tell you which side won; but I will tell you the music definitely won.

                                                           SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Rebecka Tornqvist  /  “The Stockholm Kaza Sessions”
  • I WON’T DANCE  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • BABY WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Twelve Nights In Hollywood”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR  /  Fred Rogers  /  “You Are Special”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Sara Gazarek  /  “Thirsty Ghost”
  • I WON’T SCAT  /  Ron Boustead  /  “Unlikely Valentine”
  • YOU WON’T BE SATISFIED  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Debbie Reynolds  /  “The Best Of Debbie Reynolds”
  • WHO WILL TAKE MY PLACE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “This And That”
  • GOD WILL  /  Holly Cole  /  “Holly Cole”
  • TROUBLE JUST WON’T GO AWAY  /  Radam Schwartz Organ Big Band  /  “Message From Groove & GW”
  • LOVE WON’T LET YOU GET AWAY  /  Seth MacFarlane & Sarah Bareilles  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU  /  The Real Group  /  “Live in Stockholm”
  • I WON’T GROW UP  /  Jamie Cullum & Geoff Gascogne   /  “From The Vaults”
  • I WILL  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let it Be Jazz”
  • YOU WON’T SEE ME  /  The Hot Club Of San Francisco  /  “John Paul George & Django”
  • YOU WON’T FORGET ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • HEART WE WILL FORGET HIM  /  Cassia DeMayo  /  “Heart We Will Forget Him”
  • WILL YOU STILL BE MINE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  •  QUE SERA SERA  /  Malene Mortensen  /  “Still In Love With You”
  • I WON’T TELL A SOUL  /  Jimmy Witherspoon & Brother Jack McDuff  /  “The Blues Is Now”
  • WILL I FIND MY LOVE TODAY  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At Carnegie Hall”
  • I WON’T SEND ROSES  /  Brian Stokes Mitchell  /  “Plays With Music”
  • SOMEDAY MY PRINCE WILL COME  /  Alexis Cole  /  “Someday My Prince Will Come”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “BROTHER FROM ANOTHER MOTHER…KINDA…SORTA” (5.15.21)

16 May

Can two things be different and the same? I mean, they’re different but really they’re the same. What about Drake Devil Dogs & Hostess Susie-Qs? Or Ring Dings and Ding Dongs? Or Yodels and Ho-Hos? Probably shouldn’t be writing this when I’m so hungry. And does this applies to music? Can two songs, two different songs really be the same song, like twins? Look over this week’s playlist and decide for yourself.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • JUST FRIENDS  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Linger Awhile”
  • CAN’T WE BE FRIENDS?  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Twentysomething”
  • I’M SHADOWING YOU  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Me & Phil”
  • YOU’RE GONNA SEE A LOT OF ME  /  Lisa Ekdahl  /  “When Did You Leave Heaven?
  • YOU ARE TOO BEAUTIFUL  /    Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane  /  “Johnny Hartman For Lovers”
  • YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL TO ME  /  Katrine Madsen  /  “You Are So Beautiful To Me”
  • IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS OF THE MORNING  /  Five Play  /  “Five Play Plus”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Marvin Gaye  /  “When I’m Alone I Cry”
  • I USED TO BE COLOR BLIND  /  Anita O’Day  /  “Pick Yourself Up”
  • I NEVER KNEW  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • IT’S ALRIGHT WITH ME  /  Kari Kirkland  /  “Wild Is The Wind”
  • DON’T MISUNDERSTAND  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Love Letter”
  • I HAVE THE FEELING I’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Two For The Road”
  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Rene Froger  /  “Pure”
  • I JUST DROPPED BY TO SAY HELLO  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • I JUST DROPPED BY TO SAY HELLO  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped by to Say Hello”
  • MAY I COME IN  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • LAST NIGHT WHEN WE WERE YOUNG  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “Anthem”
  • YOUNG AND FOOLISH (Take 4)  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album”
  • DREAM DANCING  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Close Your Eyes”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Song Were Made To Sing”
  • THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Paul Jost  /  “Simple Life”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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