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PLAYLIST FOR “SUMMER LISTENING ASSIGNMENTS” THE SEASON FINALE (6.30.18

30 Jun

I’ll be off the air for July and August, pre-empted by live concerts from Tanglewood. So, once again, as a goodbye treat, I offered listeners music to listen to during the summer which we can discuss when I return in September (I expect complete essays with full bibliographies). I’m sure America will be great again by the time I get back. In truth I just hope we survive to see the Fall.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • INTO EACH LIFE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • IT’S A GOOD DAY  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Live”
  • YOU LEAVE ME BREATHLESS  /  John Doakes  /  “Forever Reasons”
  • BLUE MOON  /  Allegra Levy  /  “Looking At The Moon”
  • TRAVELING LIGHT  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving Me Crazy”
  • SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT  /  Diane Marino  /  “Soul Serenade”
  • THE TEXTING SONG  /  Dave Tull  /  “Texting & Driving”
  • LET ME LOVE YOU  /  Lauren Henderson  /  “Armame”
  • CAN’T KEEP IT INSIDE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Benedict Cumberbatch  /  “August Osage County” Soundtrack
  • I WANT YOUR LOVE  /  Sarah Lancman & Toku  /  “A Contretemps”
  • NATURE BOY / John Coltrane / “The Lost Album”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At Zardi’s”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross  /  “The Hottest New Group In Jazz”
  • NIGHT IN TUNISIA  /  Stacey & Alan Schulman  /  “As Is”
  • YOU GO TO MY HEAD  /  Tony DeSare & Ed Decker  /  “One For My Baby”
  • NOT MY TIME  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Erroll Garner  /  “Night Concert”
  • BLUE DRAG  /  Linda Carone  /  “Black Moonlight”
  • CHICKADEE ‘N COCKADOODLEDOO  /  Annie Sellick  /  “Annie & The Hot Club
  • ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT  /  Paul Buchanan & Chris Botti  /  “To Love Again”
  • I CAN’T SEE FOR LOOKIN’  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “You’ll Never Know”
  • THAT AFTERNOON IN HARLEM  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Company I Keep”
  • MICKEY MOUSE MARCH  /  Julie London  /  Nice Girls Don’t Stay For Breakfast”
  • SIGNING OFF  /  Helen Merrill  /  “You’ve Got A Date With The Blues”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine


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PLAYLIST FOR “SUMMER DESTINATIONS” (6.23.18)

23 Jun

I couldn’t find any songs about where I’ll be heading this summer – a sensory deprivation tank – but I did find some excellent songs about other places to go on a summer vacation.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ROUTE 66  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • DREAMSVILLE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Summertime”
  • STOCKHOLM SWEETNIN’  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “You Got What It Takes”
  • THAT’S NO JOKE  /  Diane Marino  /  “Soul Serenade”
  • CITY OF THE ANGELS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • GOING TO CHICAGO  /  Barbara Morrison  /  “Live At The 9:20 Special”
  • MY BUICK, MY LOVE, AND I  /  Seth MacFarlane & Elizabeth Gillies  /  “In Full Swing”
  • TWO FOR THE ROAD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Linda Lavin  /  “Possibilities”
  • SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • THROUGH THE WINDOWS OF CARS  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Jackie & Roy Forever”
  • SPRINGSVILLE  /  Miles Davis  /  “Miles Ahead”
  • MENILMONTANT  /  Avalon Jazz Band  /  “I Wish You Love”
  • PLEASE CONSIDER ME  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • HUNGRY MAN  /  Mark Winkler  /  “West Coast Cool”
  • THE ICE HOTEL  /  Stacey Kent  /  Breakfast On The Morning Tram”
  • A FOGGY DAY  /  Van Morrison  /  “Versatile”
  • I KNOW THE WAY TO BROOKLYN  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Dooji Wooji”
  • I’M ALWAYS DRUNK IN SAN FRANCISCO  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “Live Session”
  • ALL THROUGH SPRING AND SUMMER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tuesday Weld
  • SCATSVILLE  /  John Proulx  /  “Say It”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Bye Bye Blackbird”    
  • LOVE ON A GREYHOUND BUS  /  Janet Planet  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • AMERICA  /  Simon & Garfunkel  /  “Bookends”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Favorites From A Long Walk”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “GRADUATION DAY” (6.16.18)

16 Jun

How about 2 hours of intelligent and coherent and compact commencement speeches and graduation messages without having to sit in the sun and wait two hour to see your kid walk across the stage and graduate in 15 seconds? Don’t try to thank me. Just doing my job. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • ON A CLEAR DAY  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live At Laren Jazz Festival 1975”
  • SWINGING ON A STAR  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Playground”
  • TAKE A BITE  /  Margaret Whiting  /  “The Lady’s In Love With You!”
  • THIS FUNNY WORLD  /  Ian Shaw  /  “Taking It To Hart”
  • BITTER WITH THE SWEET  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • MR. KICKS  /  Gregory Generet  /  “2 OF A Kind”
  • YOU KNOW WHO!  /  Amy Cervini  /  “No One Ever Tells You”
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Merry Go Round”
  • YOUNG AT HEART  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Peggy March  /  “Get Happy”
  • BIG BAD WORLD  /  The Real Group  /  “Commonly Unique”
  • EVERYBODY SAYS DON’T  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • WHERE DO YOU GO  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson  /  “Two’s Company”
  • I’M NOT TALKING  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles”
  • WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Dreams In Apartments”
  • EV’RYBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “My Kind of Broadway”
  • THE GREAT CITY  /  Lauren Henderson  /  “Armame”
  • HOUSE OF GOLD  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • SPARKLE AND SHINE  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bill Nighy   /  “Arthur Christmas Soundtrack”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • STAY HIP  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Jazz & Other Four-Letter Words”
  • THROW IT AWAY  /  Mollie O’Brien  /  “Things I Gave Away”
  • LISTEN HERE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Dave Frishberg Classics”
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • SACK FULL OF DREAMS  /  Mark Murphy  /  “September Ballads”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HOME SWEET HOME” (6.9.18)

10 Jun

I couldn’t get to the studio this week, so I recorded the show at home. I couldn’t think of an unexpected, ironic, thought-provoking theme this week, so I went with what I know. At least I didn’t play “Home On The Range.” You can thank me for that. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WOULDN’T IT BE LOVERLY?  /  Shirley Horn  /  “I Love You Paris”
  • MY BLUE HEAVEN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session”
  • NO MORE BLUES  /  Roberta Gambarini  /  “Easy To Love”
  • EVERY NIGHT  /  Joe Williams  /  “Me & The Blues”
  • CHEZ MOI  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Professional Dreamer”
  • PAJAMAS  /  Livingston Taylor  /  Unsolicited Material”
  • SMALL HOUSE  /  Jo Lawry  /  “I Want To Be Happy”
  • BABY DREAM YOUR DREAM  /  Tony DeSare  /  “Want You”
  • THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Nancy Sinatra  /  “California Girl”
  • TV BLUES  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • THE BOY NEXT DOOR  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “Art Attack”
  • A COTTAGE FOR SALE  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Just One Of Those Things”
  • THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina At The Village Gate”
  • TEA FOR TWO  /  Thelonious Monk  /  “Criss Cross”
  • LET’S EAT HOME  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Still On The Road”
  • THE MASON  /  David Patrick Kelly  /  “Working”
  • LET’S TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME  /  Chris Connor  /  “Classic”
  • LONG WAY HOME  /  Kat Edmonson & Lyle Lovett  /  “Way Down Low”
  • NOBODY HOME  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • THE HOUSE IS HAUNTED BY YOUR LAST GOODBYE  /  Holly Cole  /  “Holly Cole”
  • GOT TO GET HOME SO I CAN SEE MY CHILDREN  /  Dave Tull  /  “I Just Want To Get Paid”
  • ANY PLACE I HANG MY HAT IS HOME  /  Petra van Nuis & Andy Brown  /  “Lessons Lyrical”
  • HOME  /  Maria Schneider Orchestra  /  “The Thompson Fields”
  • HOME  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME  /  Selena Evangeline & Bill King  /  “Left Alone”
  • THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Astoria: Portrait Of The Artist”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HITTING BOTTOM” (5.5.18)

6 May

I know it was wishful thinking on my part, but on Saturday’s show I celebrated finally hitting bottom. No, this wasn’t a tribute to Stormy Daniels, it was a realization that the way things are going, I may not live long enough to see us hit the actual bottom. All the songs and some of the singers know exactly what I meant.  So now, after this show, I can tell myself (or pretend) that things will start to get better. (I’m not holding my breath, because I know I really won’t live long enough that way.) 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT  / Alexis Cole  /  “A Kiss In The Dark”   
  • INTO EACH LIFE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • STOP THIS TRAIN  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story?” 
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Ray Charles  /  “The Genius Of Ray Charles”
  • ROCKS IN MY BED  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night” 
  • IT’S ALWAYS 4 AM  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life, Collected”  
  • OLD FASHIONED GAL  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”   
  • THE BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Boz Scaggs  /  “Speak Low”   (Decca Records)
  • MEET ME AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BOTTLE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “Live At Joe’s Pub”  
  • THE LIFE THAT I LEAD  /  Lou Rawls  /  “Carryin’ On”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin” 
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Miles Davis Quintet  /  “Miles Davis & John Coltrane: The Final Tour” 
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Sister Orchid” 
  • DID I EVER REALLY LIVE?  /  Joe Williams  /  “One For My Baby”   
  • BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You” 
  • EVERYBODY’S CRYIN’ MERCY  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend: Live In California”
  • DAYS LIKE THIS  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • THE END OF THE WORLD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Patty Duke  /  “Don’t Just Stand There”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Van Morrison  /  “Versatile”
  • I’M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS  /  Karrin Allyson  /  Round Midnight” 
  • LUSH LIFE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Boston Concert 1976”
  • SOPHISTICATED LADY  /  Linda Ronstadt  /  “Lush Life”
  •  NOTHING LASTS FOREVER  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In every Bar”   
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  

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PLAYLIST FOR “NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR 2018” (12.30.17)

30 Dec

Haven’t thought of your New Year’s Resolutions yet? Maybe this will help. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THERE’LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE  / Tony Bennett  /  ”That San Francisco Sun”
  • I’M GONNA WASH THAT MAN RIGHT OUTTA MY HAIR  /  Rebecca Kilgore w/ Harry Allen Quartet  /  “Play Music From South Pacific”
  • I’M GONNA LIVE TILL I DIE  /  Sophie Berkal-Sarbit  /  “Young & Foolish”
  • I’M PUTTING ALL MY EGGS IN ONE BASKET  /  Fred Astaire  /  “The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • EVERYTHING I DO GONH BE FUNKY  /  Madeline Peyroux  /  “Secular Hymns”
  • LEMON TWIST  /  Mark Winkler  /  “West Coast Cool”
  • FRIM FRAM SAUCE  /  Vocapella  /  “Black Coffee”
  • FAR AWAY PLACES  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • THE ICE HOTEL  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Breakfast On The Morning Tram”
  • SMOKE, SMOKE SMOKE THAT CIGARETTE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jimmy Dean  /  “Big Bad John”
  • IF IT’S THE LAST THING I DO  /  Esther Phillips  /  “Burnin”
  • THERE’S GOTTA BE SOMETHING BETTER THAN THIS  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says No”
  • YOU’RE GETTING TO BE A HABIT WITH ME  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • I DON’T WANNA BE KISSED BY ANYONE ELSE BUT YOU  /  Miles Davis  /  “Miles Ahead”
  • TV BLUES  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • I WANNA GET MARRIED  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Audra McDonald  /  “Build A Bridge”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant  /  “Dreams & Daggers”
  • A LOT OF LIVING TO DO  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “Sammy Davis Jr. Belts The Best Of Broadway”
  • COFFEE TIME  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Still Unforgettable”
  • CHAMPAGNE  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Way Down Low”
  • I’M THROUGH WITH LOVE  /  Niki Haris  /  “Live In Bern, Switzerland”
  • I WANNA BE LOVED  /  Mary Stallings W/ Gene Harris  /  “Only Trust Your Heart”
  • THE NIGHT THE PUGILIST LEARNED TO DANCE  /  Sting  /  “The Last Ship”
  • MAKING IT UP AS WE GO ALONG  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Language”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “IT’S SPRING!” (3.25.17)

26 Mar

Some people see the arrival of Spring as renewal, rebirth, renascence; and some people see it as the time for paying taxes, seasonal allergies, and, worst of all, the return of “America’s Got Talent.” I see it as a chance to play these great songs and singers.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • APRIL IN PARIS  /  Count Basie  /  “April In Paris”
  • IT’S ANYBODY’S SPRING  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • SPRING IS HERE  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • IT’S A MOST UNUSUAL DAY  /  Jody Sandhaus  /  “I Think Of You”
  • SPRING IN MANHATTAN  /  Tony Bennett  /  The Many Moods Of Tony”
  • RUNNING WILD  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • APRIL SHOWERS  /  Julian Yeo  /  “1923”
  • NICE WEATHER FOR DUCKS  /  Irene Kral  /  “Just For Now”
  • HURRY, IT’S LOVELY UP HERE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • YOUNGER THAN SPRINGTIME  /  Oscar Peterson Trio  /  “Eloquence”
  • WHEN THE RED, RED ROBIN  /  (Mystery Verse)  /  Molly Lyons  /  “Verses Only”
  • WHEN THE RED, RED ROBIN  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Birds Of A Feather”
  • TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  “Mamaloshen”
  • TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Take Me Out To The Ball Game”
  • VAN LINGO MUNGO  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Dave Frishberg Classics”
  • DERRADEIRA PRIMAVERA  /  Allison Adams Tucker  /  “April In Paris”
  • SPRING  /  Susie Arioli  /  “Spring”
  • SPRING WILL BE A LITTLE LATE THIS YEAR  /  Wynton Marsalis  /  “The Midnight Blues”
  • SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Take To The Sky”
  • SPRING IS WHERE YOU ARE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Till I Get It right”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Greta Matassa  /  “The Smiling Hour”
  • SPRINGSVILLE  /  Miles Davis  /  “Miles Ahead”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING  /  Allan Harris/Takana Myamoto  /  “Convergence”
  • ANOTHER SPRING  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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