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6 May

It all started because I was sick and tired of hearing words like mischaracterization, and collusion, and all the words that rhyme with it – contusion, infusion, diffusion, transfusion, confusion, etc. Enough! So I devised a care package, two-hours of songs with a word that seems to fallen out of favor in our vocabulary these days: care. 


SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WHO CARES  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME  /  Hailey Reinhardt & Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • PLEASE BE KIND  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • WHY SHOULD I CARE  /  Viktoria Tolstoy  /  “Meet Me At The Movies”
  • I SHOULD CARE  /  Betty Carter  /  “In Person”
  • LIFE DON’T CARE  /  Idiomatics  /  “Out Of Town”
  • CAN’T BUY ME LOVE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • I DON’T CARE MUCH  /  Hailey Tuck  /  “Junk”
  • THE CARELESS YEARS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tony Perkins  /  “From My Heart”
  • CARELESS LOVE  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “Careless Love”
  • CAREFUL  /  Gary Burton  /  “Something’s Coming”
  • DEVIL MAY CARE  /  Mary Foster Conklin  /  “Grace Notes”
  • THE BLUES DON’T CARE  /  Nat Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • I’M THE CARING KIND  /  Susie Arioli  /  “Spring”
  • DON’T YOU KNOW I CARE  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “No Regrets”
  • CARELESS WHISPERS  /  Postmodern Jukebox  /  “Clubbin’ With Grandpa”
  • IF I DIDN’T CARE  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Amy Adams & Lee Pace  /  “Miss Pettigrew Lives for A Day Soundtrack”
  • S’WONDERFUL  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “S’Wonderful”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Bill Evans  /  “The Complete Riverside Recordings”
  • BE CAREFUL IT’S MY HEART  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Home”
  • WHEN NO ONE CARES  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “When No One Cares”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Bill Evans  /  “The Complete Riverside Recordings”
  • CHILDREN WILL LISTEN/YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT  /  Renee Fleming & Leslie Odom Jr.  /  “Broadway”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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8 Nov

I’ve played songs that compare people to ghosts, dogs, cats, gypsies, tramps, and thieves, mysteries, and more. You know what I haven’t played? What’s that? Songs that compare people to pastrami sandwiches or garages or stucco or a slow death by viper venom? Ok, fine, you’re right. Now do you want to hear my answer? Songs that compare people to songs! If you can come up with an hour of songs comparing people to stucco, let me know, but until then, check these songs out. 


SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title 

  • YOU WILL BE MY MUSIC  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back)   
  • THE SONG IS YOU  /  Ed Reed  /  “The Song Is You”
  • A PRETTY GIRL IS LIKE A MELODY  /  Beegie Adair / Jaimee Paul  /  “After The Ball”  
  • I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”    
  • WHEN HE MAKES MUSIC  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Gentle Is My Love/How Glad I Am”   
  • IF YOU WERE A SONG  /  Billy Brandt  /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor” 
  • THE MUSIC THAT MAKES ME DANCE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Mimi Hines  /  “The Mimi Hines Album” 
  • IT WAS ALMOST LIKE A SONG  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”  
  • I HEAR MUSIC  /  Dakota Staton & George Shearing  /  “In The Night” 
  • YOU AND THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Pointless Nostalgia”
  • STARDUST  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “The Complete Sarah Vaughan on Mercury Vol. #3”  
  • THE SWEETEST SOUNDS  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Home”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

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