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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO CLIMATE CHANGE” (10.19.19)

20 Oct

The earth is heating up, ice caps and glaciers are melting, the seas are rising, and many species, including our own, are threatened with extinction. What are we going to do? Well, I did what I always do: I exploited these serious problems, trivializing them with two hours of catchy, swinging, and often ironic songs. Some of them were comments on current conditions; others were things we need to curtail to save the planet. The first song was an answer to “What’s going to be the new capital city of the East Coast?” The second song was written in 1921 but casts an eerie darkness to what’s going on today. Just to be a pro-active citizen, I recycled and re-used a previous mystery vocalist. And as for the last two songs: which one will future generations be singing? That’s up to us now.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • GARY, INDIANA  /  Janet Planet  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • THERE’LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE  /  Dave Brubeck & Jimmy Rushing  /  “On Time”
  • TOO DARN HOT  /  Claire Teal & The London Gay Big Band  /  “Brave”
  • BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • ROUTE 66  /  Mark Winkler  /  “I’m With You”
  • SUNDAY DRIVIN’  /  Ryan Truesdale’s Gil Evans Project  /  “Lines Of Color”
  • MY BUICK, MY LOVE, AND I  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • COME FLY WITH ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love”
  • LET’S MAKE LOVE ON THIS PLANE  /  Rachael & Vilray  /  “Rachael & Vilray”
  • SWINGING ON A STAR  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Anthony Perkins  /  “From The Heart”
  • A SLEEPIN’ BEE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
  • FRIM FRAM SAUCE  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You”
  • INTO EACH LIFE SOME RAIN MUST FALL  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “Good Night, Good Luck”
  • THE RAIN IN SPAIN  /  Adrian Cunningham & His Friends  /  “Play Lerner & Loewe”
  • RIVER STAY AWAY FROM MY DOOR  /  Spike Jones  /  “Omnibust/60 Years of Music America Hates”
  • ILL WIND  /  Sarah Vaughan & Count Basie  /  “Send In The Clowns”
  • GONE WITH THE WIND  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Portrait”
  • WALKIN’  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • WALKING AFTER MIDNIGHT  /  Staci Griesbach  /  “My Patsy Cline Songbook”
  • THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA  /  Nat King Cole & Gregory Porter  /  “Ultimate Nat Cole”
  • BACKYARD MEDLEY  /  Calabria Foti  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • DANCING IN THE DARK  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Dance With Me”
  • IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW  /  Ranee Lee  /  “Dark Divas: Highlights”
  • LOUISIANA 1927  /  Randy Newman  /  “Good Old Boys”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Stan Getz Quartet  /  “Nobody Else But Me”
  • EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend: Live In California”
  • WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “GIVE & TAKE WEEK” (10.12.19)

13 Oct

The two words, give and take, are frequently associated with my show, although usually in the form of “Give me a break!” and “I’m going to take a nap.” But this week all of the songs had either the words or the concepts of giving and taking. Plus it was the audience’s turn to get involved because it’s Fall Fundraising week at WMNR, Fine Arts Radio (wmnr.org); so with phone and on-line pledges people put their money where my mouth is, supporting the show and this wonderful anomaly of a radio station. Thanks!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE GLORY OF LOVE  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE  /  Jacintha  /  “Autumn Leaves”
  • TAKE A CHANCE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Rare Sinatra”
  • TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “I’ll Take Romance”
  • TAKE FIVE  /  Paul Desmond Quartet  /  “Live”
  • TAKE LOVE EASY  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Take Love Easy”
  • GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE  /  Paul Jost  /  “Simple Life”
  • TAKE A BITE  /  Margaret Whiting  /  “The Lady’s In Love With You”  
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Ray Charles  /  “Ray Charles Forever”
  • GIVE HIM THE OO-LA-LA  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • I’LL TAKE ROMANCE  /  Eydie Gorme  /  “Eydie Gorme: The Best Songs”
  • TAKE THE A TRAIN  /  Duke Ellington  /  “Hot Summer Dance”
  • TAKE THE B TRAIN  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “Fine State”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Jimmy Scott  /  “Moonglow”
  • IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT  /  Ashley Pezzotti  /  “We’ve Only Just Begun”
  • I CAN’T TAKE YOU NOWHERE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “By Himself”
  • LET’S TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME  /  Chris Connor  /  “Classic”
  • LET’S TAKE A WALK AROUND THE BLOCK  /  Mel Torme  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • LET’S TAKE AN OLD FASHIONED WALK  /  Diane Marino  /  “Soul Serenade”
  • SOMETHING TO REMEMBER YOU BY  /  Irene Kral  /  “Second Chance”
  • I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE  /  Smokey Robinson  /  “Timeless Love”
  • A KISS TO BUILD A DREAM ON  /  k.d. lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • A DOLLAR FOR A DIME  /  Joe Williams  /  “Every Night”
  • GIVE A LITTLE WHISTLE  /  Julie London  /  “Nice Girls Don’t Stay For Breakfast”
  • NEW YORK STATE OF MIND  /  Tony Bennett & Billy Joel  /  “Playin’ With My Friends”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “DUETS WEEK” (4.21.18)

22 Apr

There’s strength in numbers, right? So this must have been one of my strongest shows ever because every song sung was sung by two singers. Plus the instrumentals were duets, too. I even invited a co-host to join me behind the mic – Alexa, the artificial intelligence assistant. That didn’t go exactly as I thought it would. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or album Title

  • TAKES TWO TO TANGO  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • I’M CONFESSIN’  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • MOUNTAIN GREENERY  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Echoes”
  • ALL ROUTE 66 DAY TRIPPER BLUES  /  Billy Brandt & Carrie Wick /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Jamie Cullum & Laura Mvula  /  “Interlude”
  • LITTLE LULU  /  Bill Evans  /  “Further Conversations With Myself”
  • IF I HAD A TALKING PICTURE OF YOU  /  Seth MacFarlane & Norah Jones  /  “In Full Swing”
  • THE BEST THING FOR YOU  /  Mark Murphy & Sheila Jordan  /  “Songbook”
  • GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Anna Wilson & Keith Urban  /  “Countrypolitan Duets”
  • THANKS FOR THE MEMORY  /  Bob Hope & Shirley Ross  /  “Thanks For The Memory”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Gregory Porter  /  “Ella With The London Symphony Orchestra”
  • I BELIEVE SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT ME  /  Kevin Mahogany & Randy Travis  /  “Another Time Another Place”
  • FANCY MEETING YOU HERE  /  Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney  /  “Fancy Meeting You here”
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND  /  Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond  /  “1975: The Duets”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  Betty Carter & Carmen McRae   /  “Duets”
  • MY CUTIE’S DUE ON THE TWO-TO-TWO TODAY  /  Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer  /  “Two Of A Kind”
  • SLOW TALKER  /  Bob & Ray  /  “Bob & Ray: The Two And Only”
  • SAM’S SONG  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Bing Crosby & Gary Crosby  /  “Bing’s Golden Records”
  • PEEL ME A GRAPE  /  Blossom Dearie & Lyle Lovett  /  (Unreleased Single)
  • YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG  /  Curtis Stigers & Cyrille Aimee  /  “Hooray For Love”
  • SILLY HABITS  /  Mel Tormé & Janis Ian  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden  /  “Last Dance”
  • AMERICAN TUNE  /  Simon & Garfunkel  /  “The Concert In Central Park”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “NEVER SAY NEVER” – AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST (RERUN) (3.31.18)

2 Apr

If there’s a rule about an exception to every rule, doesn’t that mean there must be a rule with no exception? Think about that as you look down the list of singers and songs helping me to break one of the tiresome rules I’ve heard my whole life – Never Say Never! Really? You try singing these songs without singing that word.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I NEVER LOVED ANYONE  /  Carol Sloane  /  “We’ll Meet Again”
  • I’LL NEVER BE THE SAME  /  Anna Sise  /  “But Beautiful”
  • NEVERTHELESS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice ‘N’ Easy”
  • NOW OR NEVER  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “The Best Of Love Songs”
  • IF WE NEVER MEET AGAIN  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. Lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • THE MIDNIGHT SUN WILL NEVER SET  /  Quincy Jones  /  “I Dig Dancers”
  • NEVER LET ME GO  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Never Let Me Go”
  • I’VE NEVER BEEN I LOVE BEFORE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ethan Hawke  /  “Born To Be Blue Soundtrack”
  • I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN  /  Rigmor Gustafsson & Jacky Terrasson Trio  /  “Close To You”
  • IF I NEVER GET TO PARIS  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Gin Fizz Fandango”
  • NEVER MAKE YOU MOVE TOO SOON  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Bill Henderson Live At The Vic”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Helen Merrill  /  “Live At Nalen”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Accentuate The Positive”
  • ONE NEVER KNOWS, DOES ONE?  /  Lily Frost  /  “Too Hot For Words”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant  /  “Dreams & Daggers”
  • I’LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN  /  Laila Biali  /  “Live In Concert”
  • YOU’LL NEVER KNOW  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Nat King Cole: The Ultimate Edition”
  • THE TWELFTH OF NEVER  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At Carnegie Hall”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Art Blakey  /  “Kyoto”
  • I NEVER MEANT TO HURT YOU  /  Audrey Martin  /  “Living Room”
  • THE PEOPLE THAT YOU NEVER GET TO LOVE  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “The People That You Never Get To Love”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “NEVER SAY NEVER” (9.16.17)

16 Sep

If there’s a rule about an exception to every rule, doesn’t that mean there must be a rule with no exception? Think about that as you look down the list of singers and songs helping me to break one of the tiresome rules I’ve heard my whole life – Never Say Never! Really? You try singing these songs without singing that word.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I NEVER LOVED ANYONE  /  Carol Sloane  /  “We’ll Meet Again”
  • I’LL NEVER BE THE SAME  /  Anna Sise  /  “But Beautiful”
  • NEVERTHELESS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice ‘N’ Easy”
  • NOW OR NEVER  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “The Best Of Love Songs”
  • IF WE NEVER MEET AGAIN  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. Lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • THE MIDNIGHT SUN WILL NEVER SET  /  Quincy Jones  /  “I Dig Dancers”
  • NEVER LET ME GO  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Never Let Me Go”
  • I’VE NEVER BEEN I LOVE BEFORE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ethan Hawke  /  “Born To Be Blue Soundtrack”
  • I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN  /  Rigmor Gustafsson & Jacky Terrasson Trio  /  “Close To You”
  • IF I NEVER GET TO PARIS  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Gin Fizz Fandango”
  • NEVER MAKE YOU MOVE TOO SOON  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Bill Henderson Live At The Vic”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Helen Merrill  /  “Live At Nalen”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Accentuate The Positive”
  • ONE NEVER KNOWS, DOES ONE?  /  Lily Frost  /  “Too Hot For Words”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant  /  “Dreams & Daggers”
  • I’LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN  /  Laila Biali  /  “Live In Concert”
  • YOU’LL NEVER KNOW  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Nat King Cole: The Ultimate Edition”
  • THE TWELFTH OF NEVER  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At Carnegie Hall”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Art Blakey  /  “Kyoto”
  • I NEVER MEANT TO HURT YOU  /  Audrey Martin  /  “Living Room”
  • THE PEOPLE THAT YOU NEVER GET TO LOVE  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “The People That You Never Get To Love”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FROM “DUETS” (12.14.13) (AN ARCHIVED SHOW)

15 Dec

 

 

Ok, so I’m not the Postal Service and snow and rain and wind did stay the completion of my duties on Saturday. But wasn’t it almost as much fun to relive this special show from last year? (I’m probably glad I can’t hear your answer.) My thanks to my special guest host, Siri, for helping me out with a duet behind the mic. But the real stars are below, a fabulous collection of singers and duets. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • THE LADY IS A TRAMP  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Duets 2”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC?  /  Carmen McRae & Betty Carter  /  “The Carmen McRae  Betty Carter Duets”
  • I CONCENTRATE ON YOU  /  Frank Sinatra/Antonio Carlos Jobim  /  “The Frank Sinatra Collection”
  • SOMETIMES I’M HAPPY/I WANT TO BE HAPPY  /  Jessica Molaskey/John Pizzarelli  /  “Sitting In Limbo”
  • BIG CITY BLUES  /  Barry Manilow & Mel Torme  /  “2:00 AM Paradise Café”
  • CORCOVADO  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Lovesick”
  • LOVE WON’T LET YOU GET AWAY  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Seth MacFarlane & Sara Bareiles  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • IF I HAD YOU  /  Willie Nelson & Diana Krall  /  “American Classic”
  • TEACH ME TONIGHT  /  Sarah Vaughan & Joe Williams  /  “The Complete Roulette Sarah Vaughan Studio Sessions”
  • I WONDER  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN /  Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway  /  “Sibling Revelry”
  • TWO SLEEPY PEOPLE  /  Carly Simon & John Travolta  /  “Film Noir”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

PLAYLIST FOR “DUETS” (3.31.12)

1 Apr

A program of duets, including a special co-host for the night, Siri, the personal assistant on my iPhone.  Now I think I know how Dr. Frankenstein felt.  Drop by on Wednesday for a hint about next Saturday night’s show.  

  • THE LADY IS A TRAMP  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Duets 2”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC?  /  Carmen McRae & Betty Carter  /  “The Carmen McRae  Betty Carter Duets”
  • I CONCENTRATE ON YOU  /  Frank Sinatra/Antonio Carlos Jobim  /  “The Frank Sinatra Collection”
  • SOMETIMES I’M HAPPY/I WANT TO BE HAPPY  /  Jessica Molaskey/John Pizzarelli  /  “Sitting In Limbo”
  • BIG CITY BLUES  /  Barry Manilow & Mel Torme  /  “2:00 AM Paradise Café”
  • CORCOVADO  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Lovesick”
  • LOVE WON’T LET YOU GET AWAY  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Seth MacFarlane & Sara Bareiles  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • IF I HAD YOU  /  Willie Nelson & Diana Krall  /  “American Classic”
  • TEACH ME TONIGHT  /  Sarah Vaughan & Joe Williams  /  “The Complete Roulette Sarah Vaughan Studio Sessions”
  • I WONDER  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • OUR TIME  /  Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway  /  “Sibling Revelry”
  • TWO SLEEPY PEOPLE  /  Carly Simon & John Travolta  /  “Film Noir”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)