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PLAYLIST FOR “HOW SWEET IT IS” – AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST (10.24.20)

25 Oct

Seems to me the world needs some sweetness even more than when I first did this show last June. Guaranteed “sweet” songs with no sugary aftertaste. Here’s how I introduced the show last summer. 

Sweet – it’s a word that you don’t hear much, especially now. Home Sweet Home? After three months of sheltering in place, what’s so sweet about being home? Sweet Dreams? Its been months since I had one. Sweet Spot? I know what it used to mean, but now it means keeping six feet away from people. Sweet Nothings? That’s still how most people describe the long, rambling opens to my shows (just like this). So I thought it was time to give Sweet a little love. It was only for two hours – then everyone could go back to life as we know it these days. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SWEET AND LOVELY  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Favorites From A Long Walk”
  • HOW SWEET IT IS TO BE LOVED BY YOU  /  Joe Williams  /  “Presenting Joe Williams & Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orch.”
  • THE SWEETEST SOUNDS  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Home”
  • SWEET LORRAINE  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • SWEET HOME COOKIN’ MAN  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Sweet Home Cookin’”
  • STOCKHOLM SWEETNIN’  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “You Got What It Takes”
  • GOODNIGHT SWEETHEART  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Sarah Plus 2”
  • IN YOUR OWN SWEET WAY  /  Miles Davis  /  “Workin’”
  • SWEET SURPRISE  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Whisper For You”
  • BIG BAD BILL  /  (Mystery Vocalist”  /  David Lee Roth  /  “The Collection”
  • BITTER WITH THE SWEET  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • CANDY  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight:
  • SWEETHEART  /  Maryann Price & Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks  /  “Last Train To Hicksville: The Home Of Happy Feet”        
  • SWEET GEORGIA BROWN  /  Take 6  /  “The Standard”
  • SWEET PUMPKIN  /  Diane Marino  /  “Soul Serenade”
  • SUCH SWEET THUNDER  /  Duke Ellington  /  “Soul Call”
  • BITTERSWEET  /  Maud Hixson  /  (Promo CD)
  • SWEET PEA  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Accent The Positive”
  • SWEET LOTUS BLOSSOM  /  Linda Carone  /  “Black Moonlight”
  • SWEET KENTUCKY HAM  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Classic”
  • SWEET AND SLOW  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Late Set”
  • SWEET SUE  /  Chet Baker  /  “Jazz Round Midnight”
  • YOU’RE A SWEETHEART  /  Betty Carter  /  “The Betty Carter Album”
  • SWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT  /  Diane Schuur  /  “Running On Faith”
  • SWEET SLUMBER  /  Jimmy Witherspoon & Jack McDuff  /  “The Blues is Now”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HOW SWEET IT IS” (6.13.20)

14 Jun

Sweet – it’s a word that you don’t hear much, especially now. Home Sweet Home? After three months of sheltering in place, what’s so sweet about being home? Sweet Dreams? Its been months since I had one. Sweet Spot? I know what it used to mean, but now it means keeping six feet away from people. Sweet Nothings? That’s still how most people describe the long, rambling opens to my shows (just like this). So I thought it was time to give Sweet a little love. It was only for two hours – then everyone could go back to life as we know it these days. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SWEET AND LOVELY  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Favorites From A Long Walk”
  • HOW SWEET IT IS TO BE LOVED BY YOU  /  Joe Williams  /  “Presenting Joe Williams & Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orch.”
  • THE SWEETEST SOUNDS  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Home”
  • SWEET LORRAINE  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • SWEET HOME COOKIN’ MAN  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Sweet Home Cookin’”
  • STOCKHOLM SWEETNIN’  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “You Got What It Takes”
  • GOODNIGHT SWEETHEART  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Sarah Plus 2”
  • IN YOUR OWN SWEET WAY  /  Miles Davis  /  “Workin’”
  • SWEET SURPRISE  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Whisper For You”
  • BIG BAD BILL  /  (Mystery Vocalist”  /  David Lee Roth  /  “The Collection”
  • BITTER WITH THE SWEET  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • CANDY  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight:
  • SWEETHEART  /  Maryann Price & Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks  /  “Last Train To Hicksville: The Home Of Happy Feet”        
  • SWEET GEORGIA BROWN  /  Take 6  /  “The Standard”
  • SWEET PUMPKIN  /  Diane Marino  /  “Soul Serenade”
  • SUCH SWEET THUNDER  /  Duke Ellington  /  “Soul Call”
  • BITTERSWEET  /  Maud Hixson  /  (Promo CD)
  • SWEET PEA  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Accent The Positive”
  • SWEET LOTUS BLOSSOM  /  Linda Carone  /  “Black Moonlight”
  • SWEET KENTUCKY HAM  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Classic”
  • SWEET AND SLOW  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Late Set”
  • SWEET SUE  /  Chet Baker  /  “Jazz Round Midnight”
  • YOU’RE A SWEETHEART  /  Betty Carter  /  “The Betty Carter Album”
  • SWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT  /  Diane Schuur  /  “Running On Faith”
  • SWEET SLUMBER  /  Jimmy Witherspoon & Jack McDuff  /  “The Blues is Now”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU” (4.18.20)

19 Apr

Week after week after week, for the last ten years, this show has been about three things: me, myself, and I. Sure, I’ve talked now and then about the audience and me being a team – but I’ve recently been reminded that there’s no “I” in team. And you can’t spell Turntable without “U”. So this week all of the music was dedicated and focussed on YOU. I figure after sucking up to the audience for two hours in ten years, things can get back to normal next week. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /   CD Or Album Title

  • TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ultimate Sinatra”
  • YOU’RE THE TOP  /  Monica Ramey  /  “Make Someone Happy”
  • IT HAD TO BE YOU  /  Ray Charles  /  “The Genius Of Ray Charles”
  • YOU AND THE MUSIC  /  Sarah McKenzie  /  “Secrets Of My Heart”
  • YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Shirley Horn  /  “All Night Long”
  • YOU SMELL SO GOOD  /  Ronny Whyte  /  “Whyte Wolf”
  • YOU DO SOMETHING TO ME  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Something Good”
  • THE SONG IS YOU  /  (Mystery vocalist)  /  Marvin Gaye  /  “Live At The Copa”
  • IT’S YOU I LIKE  /  Holly Yarbrough  /  “Mister Rogers Swings”
  • YOU BETTER KNOW IT  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old, New, Borrowed, And The Blues”
  • EASY TO LOVE  /  Morgana King  /  “A Taste Of Honey”
  • I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU  /  Rachael Price  /  “The Good Hours”
  • ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE  /  Michel Petrucciani & Eddie Louiss  /  “Conference de presse”
  • YOU LEAVE ME BREATHLESS  /  John Doakes  /  “Forever Reasons”
  • YOU’LL NEVER KNOW  /  Renee Fleming  /  “The Shape Of Water”
  • I’M WITH YOU  /  Mark Winkler  /  “I’m With You: Mark Winkler Sings Bobby Troup”
  • I LIKE YOU YOU’RE NICE  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings”
  • YOU’RE SENSATIONAL  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “True Love”
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  Candace Springs  /  “The Women Who Raised Me”
  • YOU FOR ME  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Something Good”
  • YOU STEPPED OUT OF A DREAM  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • NOTHING LIKE YOU  /  Nancy Marano  /  “Magic”
  • YOU GO TO MY HEAD  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Grand Masters Of Jazz”
  • THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Rarities, Outtakes, And Other Delights”
  • OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Gretje Angell  /  “In Any Key”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “CONTRAFACTUM” (3.28.20)

29 Mar

Contrafactum – it’s not just a word on Jeopardy.  Contrafactum are two different songs with the same melody but different lyrics. To jazz musicians, they are two tunes with the same chordal structure. (I tossed a few of those in for good measure – excuse the pun.) Who said educational radio is dead? Probably somebody who has listened to my show. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • OH! LOOK AT ME NOW  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • OH! LOOK AT ME NOW  /  Monica Ramey & The Beegie Adair Trio  /  “Monica Ramey & The Beegie Adair Trio”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse  /  “Duets II”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • I GOT RHYTHM  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Ultra Lounge”
  • MEET THE FLINTSTONES  /  Postmodern Jukebox  /  “Meet the Flintstones”
  • LI’L DARLIN’  /  Count Basie  /  “The Complete Atomic Basie”
  • LI’L DARLIN’  /  Monica Borrfors  /  “Li’l Darlin’”
  • DON’T DREAM OF ANYBODY BUT ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)   /  Jackie DeShannon  /  “For You”
  • SHINY STOCKINGS  /  Lambert, Hendricks, & Bavan  /  “At Basin Street East”
  • SHINY STOCKINGS  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie  /  “Ella & Basie”
  • I GUESS I’LL HAVE TO CHANGE MY PLAN  /  Mel Torme & Jonathan Schwartz  /  “Mel Torme & Friends”
  • L’HYMNE A L’AMOUR  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Parisienne”
  • IF YOU LOVE ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • LULLABY OF BIRDLAND  /  Chloe Perrier & The French Heart Jazz Band  /  “Petit Fleur”
  • LULLABY OF BIRDLAND  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Something Good”
  • I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU  /  Patricia Barber  /  “The Cole Porter Mix”
  • THAT’S MY KICK  /  Errol Garner  /  “That’s My Kick”
  • PRAYER – THE BAD IN EVERY MAN – BLUE  MOON  /  Allegra Levy  /  “Looking At The Moon”
  • ROUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT  /  Babs Gonzales  /  Weird Lullaby”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Carmen McRae In London”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Sting  /  “Green Chimneys: The Music Of Thelonius Monk”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “BROADWAY UNBOUND” (11.2.19)

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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PLAYLIST FOR “WHO CARES?” (5.4.19)

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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PLAYLIST FOR “THE SONG IS YOU” (11.8.14)

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. 

PLAYLIST FOR “THE SONG IS YOU”

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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