Tag Archives: Jose James


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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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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11 Apr

Intelligently, flawlessly, compassionately, thrillingly, unbelievably – these are just a few of the words no one has ever used in describing how I put this show together. Why? Well, I’m going to tell myself that it’s because people just don’t know how to use adverbs. So clearly it’s time for another lesson in Making Grammar Great Again. That’s why I presented proudly, defiantly, fearlessly, and oh so timely, a musical tribute to Adverbs this week.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LOVE YOU MADLY  /  Ethel Ennis  /  “Love You Madly”
  • SLOWLY  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT  /  Kari Kirkland  /  “Wild Is The Wind”
  •  JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “True Love”
  • IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT  /  Ashley Pezzotti  /  “We’ve Only Just Begun”
  • NEVERTHELESS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  Nice ‘N Easy”
  • NEVER LET ME GO  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Never Let Me Go”
  • MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME  /  George Michael  /  “Symphonica”
  • YOU BETTER GO NOW  /  Etta Jones  /  “A Soulful Sunday Live At The Leftbank”
  • WE AIN’T GOIN’ NOWHERE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Merv Griffin & Rita Farrell  /  “The Essential Merv Griffin”
  • LOVER COME BACK TO ME  /  Jack Brandfield  /  “I’ll Never Be The Same”
  • TENDERLY  /  Jose James  /  “Yesterday I Had The Blues”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Kelly Green  /  “Life Rearranged”
  • DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Live In Torino-Italy”
  • YOU’VE GOT TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT  /  Veronica Swift  /  “This Bitter Earth”
  • SOMETIME WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy & Metropole Orchestra  /  “The Dream”
  • ‘DEED I DO  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • THEN I’LL BE TIRED OF YOU  /  The Hi-Los  /  “Harmony In Jazz”
  • QUIETLY THERE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • QUIET NOW  /  Bill Evans Trio /  “Turn Out The Stars”
  • ONLY TRUST YOUR HEART  /  Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz  /  “Getz Au-Go-Go”
  • TOO LATE NOW  /  Roberta Gambarini  /  “Easy To Love”
  • WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BILLIE!” (9.19.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

19 Sep

An hour of Billie Holiday music and tributes without any of the drugs and drink…at least on my part. What you do while listening is your business. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WHAT A LITTLE MOONLIGHT CAN DO  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Billie’s Best”
  • EASY TO REMEMBER  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • LOVER MAN  /  Janet Planet & The Planet Sax Quartet  /  “Passion From The Wreckage”
  • SWING BROTHER SWING  /  Lily Frost  / “Too Hot For Words”
  • TRAV’LIN’ LIGHT  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Lover Man”
  • TENDERLY  /  Jose James  /  “Yesterday I Had The Blues”
  • CRAZY HE CALLS ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Audra McDonald  /  “Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Paula Cole  /  “Stormy Weather”
  • GOD BLESS THE CHILD  /  Tony Bennett & Billie Holiday  /  Bennett On Holiday”
  • LADY SINGS THE BLUES  /  (Mystery Billie Holiday)  /  Diana Ross  /  “Lady Sings The Blues”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Molly Johnson  /  “Because Of Billie”
  • OSCAR MEYER  /  (Mystery Billie Holiday)  /  David Sidaris
  • WHEN A WOMAN LOVES A MAN  /  Ranee Lee  /  “Deep Song (A Tribute To Billie Holiday)
  • DON”T EXPLAIN  /  Nina Simone  /  “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  Cody Owen Stine

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