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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 “NEW HOLIDAY MUSIC 2021” (12.11.21)

12 Dec

It’s that time of year again. The season of Peace On Earth and Good Will toward Men. How’s that going so far? Not great, I know. Why not? I think this is clearly another example of a supply chain problem. Still, there are some who have tried to spread holiday spirit undaunted by pandemics and politics and vaccination vexations. I mean  the singers, songwriters, and musicians who created a ton of new holiday CDs and music. They were the stars this week. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE CHRISTMAS WALTZ  /  Jose James  /  “Merry Christmas From Jose James”
  • CHRISTMAS CALLING  /  Norah Jones  /  “I Dream Of Christmas”
  • IT’S CHRISTMAS  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “The Pianoman At Christmas”
  •  LITTLE DRUMMER BOY  /  Lyn Stanley  /  “Lyn Stanley Christmas Singles”
  • I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS  /  Benny Benack III & Steven Feike Big Band  /  “Season’s Swinging Greetings”
  • THE DREIDEL SONG  /  Benny Benack III & Steven Feike Big Band  /  “Season’s Swinging Greetings”
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS DARLING  /  Karen Carpenter  /  “Christmas Portrait”
  • GOOD SWING WENCESLAS  /  Count Basie Orchestra  /  “Basie Xmas”
  • THE CHRISTMAS SONG  /  Nat King Cole & John Legend  /  “A Sentimental Christmas With Nat King Cole & Friends”
  • I’VE GOT MY LOVE TO KEEP ME WARM  /  Idina Menzel & Billy Porter  /  Christmas A Season Of Love”
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Kristin Chenoweth & Keb’Mo  /  “Happiness Is Christmas”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Nat King Cole & Kristin Chenoweth  /  “A Sentimental Christmas With Nat King Cole & Friends”
  • MEET ME IN THE MIDDLE  /  Brynn Stanley & Slim Man  /  “Classic Christmas”
  • JINGLE BELLS  /  Accent
  • MY FAVORITE THINGS  /  Lauren Henderson  /  “Classic Christmas”
  • SLEIGH RIDE  /  Doug Munro  /  “A Very Gypsy Christmas”
  • MARRY ME AT CHRISTMAS  /  Marco Santilli Rossi  /  “Christmas News”
  • LET IT SNOW  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Holiday Swingin’”
  • THE CHRISTMAS BLUES  /  Kat Edmonson  /  Holiday Swingin’”
  • ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU  /  Jonathan Karrant  /  “All I Want For Christmas Is You” (Single)
  • WHITE CHRISTMAS  /  Norah Jones  /  “I Dream Of Christmas”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Dara Star Tucker  /  “A Child Is Born”
  • SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN  /  Tony Bennett & Diana Krall  /  “Spotify Sessions NYC”
  • CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK  /  Jose James  /  “Merry Christmas From Jose James”
  • I LOVE NEW YORK IN CHRISTMAS  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Language”
  • GOING HOME  /  Duchess  /  “Going Home”
  • HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS  /  Monica Ramey & Beegie Adair  /  “Some Enchanted Christmas”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SUMMER LISTENING ASSIGNMENTS” (6.26.21)

27 Jun

It’s a Turntable for One tradition that on the next to the last show for the season I hand out Summer listening assignments just as it’s a Turntable For One tradition that the audience ignores me. Not exactly symbiotic, is it? 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • AT YOUR MOTHER’S HOUSE  /  Rachael Price  /  “Rachael & Vilray”
  • S’WONDERFUL  /  Kenny Washington  /  “What’s The Hurry”
  • PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER  /  Brenda Brown  /  “Life Among Giants”
  • SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS  /  Kristin Korb  /  What If?
  • WATCH WHAT HAPPENS  /  Ruben Blades  /  “Salswing”
  • CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN  /  Katherine Kostoff  /  “Cloudy With A Chance of Rain”
  • DIG YOU LIKE CRAZY  /  Radam Schwartz Organ Big Band  /  “Message From Groove & GW”
  • I LOVE BEING HERE WITH YOU  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Peggy Lee Live At Basin Street East”
  • DON’T MISUNDERSTAND  /  Jimmy Heath & Gregory Porter  /  “Love Letter”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Kristin Callahan  /  “Lost In A Dream”
  • I’LL REMEMBER APRIL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Franke Valli  /  “A Touch Of Jazz”
  • JACKIE  /  Ashley Pezzotti  /  “We Only Just Begun”
  • IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT  /  Erroll Garner  /  “Campus Concert”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Julia Mikhaylovskya  /  “But Beautiful”
  • STOP THIS WORLD  /  Jonathan Karrant & Joshua White  /  “Shadows Fall”
  • POSTAGE DUE  /  Caity Gyorgy  /  “No Bounds”
  • RUBBER DUCKIE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ernie & Jazz At Lincoln Center Orch.  /  “A Swingin’ Celebration Of Sesame Street”
  • IT’S KIND OF LONESOME OUT TONIGHT  /  Anais Reno  /  “Lovesome Thing”
  • DAY DREAM  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Bennett Sings Ellington”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • I REMEMBER CLIFFORD  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Still Live”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Kevin Mahogany & Massimo Farao  /  “Live In Torino-Italy”
  • SECRET O’ LIFE  /  Dara Tucker  /  “Dreams Of Waking”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR A SALUTE TO DADS – AN ARCHIVE REBROADCAST (6.19.21)

20 Jun

I started my Father’s Day celebrating early and didn’t do a live show. Instead, I pulled last year’s Dad’s Day show from the archive. This is what I said about the show a year ago: 

My annual salute to Dads with songs about dads, songs sung and written by dads, songs I think dads would/should sing, songs of fatherly advice, some songs I gave myself just as a Father’s Day present, plus a couple stories about my dad and about being a dad myself. In short, another wonderfully self-indulgent show. I am content. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • FATHER’S DAY  /  Groucho Marx  /  
  • SONG FOR MY FATHER  /  Lillie Huddleston  /  “How Long Has this Been Going On?
  • AS LONG AS I LIVE  /  Jonathan Karrant  /  “Live”
  • LITTLE MAN YOU’VE HAD A BUSY DAY  /  Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This”
  • I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU  /  Louis Armstrong  /  “Cheek to Cheek: The Complete Duet Recordings”
  • DOWNHILL  /  Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Swing Out”
  • THE GREAT CITY  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “No Regrets”
  • POLONIUS’ FAREWELL TO LAERTES  /  Cast  /  “Shakespeare’s Hamlet”
  • HEART’S DESIRE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Do You Miss New York?”
  • BROWN BABY  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Sin & Soul”
  • DADDY  /  Joanie Sommers  /  Look Out It’s Joanie Sommers”
  • GOT TO GET HOME TO MY CHILDREN  /  Dave Tull  /  “I Just Want To Be Paid”
  • AT THE RENDEZVOUS  /  Clint Holmes  /  “At The Rendezvous”
  • ST JUDY’S COMET  /  Paul Simon  /  “There Goes Rhymin’ Simon”
  • I’M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS  /  Sammy Davis  /  “Sammy Davis Jr. & Laurinda Almeida”
  • THE WIFFENPOOF SONG  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers & Losers”
  • EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE  /  The Police  /  “Synchronicity”
  • SO LONG DAD  /  Randy Newman  /  “Randy Newman”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Candace Springs & Norah Jones  /  “The Women Who Raised Me”
  • TRY YOUR WINGS  /  Tom Rust  /  “Lucky to Be Me”
  • I WONDER WHO MY DADDY IS  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat ‘King’ Cole & Me”
  • MY FATHER  /  Judy Collins  /  “Who Knows Where The Time Goes”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Joe Williams  /  “The Holiday Feelin’”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MIXED MESSAGES” (5.29.21)

31 May

Webster may be the champion of spellers and Fowler the God of Grammar, but my mother was the unchallenged monarch of the mixed message, offering such gems as “Is that a new haircut? Maybe your friends won’t notice.” “That’s a funny joke. Do you think anyone will get it?” “A new job? Wonderful. I hope it’s not too much for you.” (I could go on and on and on – but I think you get the idea.) So this week I gave my audience a masterclass in Mixed Messages, passing along some of Mom’s favorite techniques and strategies with the help of some mixed message song combinations by some unequivocally great singers.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYTHING I HAVE IS YOURS  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • EVERYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU  /  Johanna Sillanpaa  /  “From This Side”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  Jacintha  / “Autumn Leaves”
  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “It’s A Good Day”
  • REMIND ME  /  Doris Day & Andre Previn  /  “Duets”
  • BLUE SKIES  /  Lyle Lovett  /  Smile”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Ann Hampton Callaway  /  “Ann Hampton Callaway”
  • BY MYSELF  /  Helen Merrill & Gordon Beck  /  “No Tears….No Goodbyes”
  • ALL I NEED NOW IS THE GIRL  /  Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington  /  “Francis A & Edward K”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley  /  Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley
  • I WANNA GET MARRIED  /  Nellie McKay  /  Get Away From Me”
  • STELLA BY STARLIGHT  /  Maynard Ferguson  /  “A Message From Birdland”
  • WITH A SONG IN MY HEART  /  Anita Wardell Quartet  /  “Until The Stars Fade”
  • I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes it Happen”
  • EARLY TO BED  /  Maud Hixson  /  (Demo)
  • NIGHT LIFE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “September Ballads”
  • TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “12 Nights In Hollywood”
  • DETOUR AHEAD  /  Jonathan Karrant & Joshua White  /  “Shadows Fall”
  • FAR AWAY PLACES  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Astoria: Portrait Of The Artist”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • I CAN’T WAIT TO MISS YOU  /  Jack Jones  /  “Love Ballad”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HAPPY FATHER’S DAY 2020!” (6.20.20)

21 Jun

My annual salute to Dads with songs about dads, songs sung and written by dads, songs I think dads would/should sing, songs of fatherly advice, some songs I gave myself just as a Father’s Day present, plus a couple stories about my dad and about being a dad myself. In short, another wonderfully self-indulgent show. I am content. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • FATHER’S DAY  /  Groucho Marx  /  
  • SONG FOR MY FATHER  /  Lillie Huddleston  /  “How Long Has this Been Going On?
  • AS LONG AS I LIVE  /  Jonathan Karrant  /  “Live”
  • LITTLE MAN YOU’VE HAD A BUSY DAY  /  Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This”
  • I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU  /  Louis Armstrong  /  “Cheek to Cheek: The Complete Duet Recordings”
  • DOWNHILL  /  Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Swing Out”
  • THE GREAT CITY  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “No Regrets”
  • POLONIUS’ FAREWELL TO LAERTES  /  Cast  /  “Shakespeare’s Hamlet”
  • HEART’S DESIRE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Do You Miss New York?”
  • BROWN BABY  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Sin & Soul”
  • DADDY  /  Joanie Sommers  /  Look Out It’s Joanie Sommers”
  • GOT TO GET HOME TO MY CHILDREN  /  Dave Tull  /  “I Just Want To Be Paid”
  • AT THE RENDEZVOUS  /  Clint Holmes  /  “At The Rendezvous”
  • ST JUDY’S COMET  /  Paul Simon  /  “There Goes Rhymin’ Simon”
  • I’M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS  /  Sammy Davis  /  “Sammy Davis Jr. & Laurinda Almeida”
  • THE WIFFENPOOF SONG  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers & Losers”
  • EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE  /  The Police  /  “Synchronicity”
  • SO LONG DAD  /  Randy Newman  /  “Randy Newman”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Candace Springs & Norah Jones  /  “The Women Who Raised Me”
  • TRY YOUR WINGS  /  Tom Rust  /  “Lucky to Be Me”
  • I WONDER WHO MY DADDY IS  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat ‘King’ Cole & Me”
  • MY FATHER  /  Judy Collins  /  “Who Knows Where The Time Goes”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Joe Williams  /  “The Holiday Feelin’”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Did you miss this week’s show? Want some fatherly advice? For a good time, click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to the archive show.

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1 hour Podcasts on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, here:

I’m putting this and other Turntable For One two-hour shows on Mixcloud, here: