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3 Nov

Saturday afternoon I sat in for Garrett Stack on his Broadway Bound show, two hours of Broadway’s best.  Saturday night, on Turntable For One, I celebrated Broadway music even more by playing only songs from Broadway shows, but only by jazz singers (with an exception) and musicians. I called it: Broadway Unbound!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley”
  • ON A CLEAR DAY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Strangers In The Night”
  • ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE  /  Calabria Foti  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “You’ve Got What It Takes”
  • SOMETHING GOOD  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Something Good”
  • HURRY, IT’S LOVELY UP HERE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • COME BACK TO ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ray Charles & Better Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Better Carter”
  • ALMOST LIKE BEING LOVE  /  Allyson Briggs  /  “Standards & Sweets”
  • I CAN COOK TOO  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Gypsy Rose Lee  /  “That’s Me All Over”
  • TEACH ME TONIGHT  /  Ray Blue  /  “Work”
  • I HAVE DREAMED  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Many A New Day”
  • JUST IN TIME  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At The Village Gate”
  • I LOVE MY WIFE  /  Ron Boustead  /  “Unlikely Valentine”
  • SHOW ME  /  Wesla Whitfield  /  “Beautiful Love”
  • THIS NEARLY WAS MINE  /  Paul Jost  /  “Breaking Through”
  • ANYONE CAN WHISTLE  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Something Good”
  • SOMEWHERE  /  Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band  /  “West Side Story Reimagined”
  • THE HEATHER ON THE HILL  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • MAYBE  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • LUCKY TO BE ME  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Teach Me A Song”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings Comden & Green”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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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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