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PLAYLIST FOR “MISS YOU, MR. MERCER” (5.26.18)

28 May

This week, almost on the anniversary of his death, I barely scratched the surface of Johnny Mercer’s 1400 songs.  A valiant effort, a daunting task, but a couple hours of great music.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MISS YOU MR. MERCER  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • DAY IN DAY OUT  /  Nat King Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Johnny Mercer Songbook”
  • THE DAYS OF WINE & ROSES  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Live At The Bugle Boy”
  • JEEPERS CREEPERS  /  Julius LaRosa  /  “Julius LaRosa”
  • COME RAIN OR COME SHINE/  Nancy LaMott  /  “Come Rain Or Come Shine”
  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Sammy Davis & Count Basie  /  “Our Shining Hour”
  • TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS  /  Helen Merrill  /  “Casa Forte”
  • WHATCHA MA CALL IT  /  Johnny Mercer  /  “Moon River”
  • EMILY  /  Bill Evans Trio  /  “Turn Out The Stars”
  • SATIN DOLL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  The Coasters  /  “Johnny Mercer Covers”
  • MY NEW CELEBRITY IS YOU  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • TRAV’LIN’ LIGHT  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving me Crazy”
  • LAURA  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Portrait of Kevin Mahogany”
  • LAZYBONES  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Sister Orchid”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  Jazzmeia Horn  /  “A Social Call”
  • DREAM  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ringo Starr  /  “Sentimental Journey”
  • WHEN OCTOBER GOES  /  Barry Manilow  /  “2:00 AM Paradise Café”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Bye Bye Blackbird”
  • DRINKING AGAIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The World We Knew”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Tony DeSare  /  “One For My Baby”
  • SKYLARK  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • AND SO TO BED  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “John Pizzarelli Salutes Johnny Mercer”
  •  PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE MINISTER OF LONELINESS” (12.27.18)

27 Jan

Britain just installed its first Minister of Loneliness.  I thought I’d give her an idea of what she’ll be dealing with. Just listen to all these sad sausages. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artists  /  CD Or Album Title

  • IT’S A LONESOME OLD TOWN  /  Lena Horne  /  “Love Is The Thing”
  • DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • ALONE TOGETHER  /  Alexis Cole  /  “You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To”
  • ONLY THE LONELY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Only The Lonely”
  • ONLY THE LONELY  /  Kellye Gray  /  “And, They Call Us Cowboys”
  • SATURDAY NIGHT IS THE LONELIEST NIGHT OF THE WEEK  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “It’s A Good Day”
  • THE LONELY ONE  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat ‘King’ Cole & Me”
  • BREAKFAST ON THE MORNING TRAM  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ricky Nelson  /  “More Songs By Ricky”
  • LONELY IN NEW YORK  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Sophie Milman”
  • LONELY TIME  /  Maynard Ferguson  /  “A Message From Birdland”
  • SUCH A LONELY GIRL AM I  /  Jackie Cain  /  “So Many Stars”
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy & The Metropole Orchestra  /  “The Dream”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Jamie Cullum & Laura Mvula  /  “Interlude”
  • KILLING TIME  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In every Bar”
  • KILLING TIME  /  Carol Welsman  /  “Alone Together”
  • ALL ALONE AM I  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Brenda Lee  /  “Anthology 1956-1980”
  • I WAS A LITTLE TOO LONELY  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • CALL ME LONELY  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “When You Make Me Smile”
  • WHAT’LL I DO  /  Chet Baker  / “She Was Too Good To Me”
  • IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS OF THE MORNING  /  Lissy Walker  /  “Life Is Sweet”
  • ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT  /  Chris Botti & Paul Buchanan  /  “To Love Again”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Liane Carroll  /  “Billy No Mates”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SEASON FINALE 2017 – SUMMER LISTENING ASSIGNMENTS” (7.1.17)

3 Jul

I’ll be gone for the next 8 weeks while WMNR broadcasts live concerts from Tanglewood by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. So on the season finale, I assigned music and singers who should be on everyone’s summer listening list. I also threw in a few requests and some music I’ve been wanting to play this season but couldn’t find the right theme.

Although I won’t be doing live shows for a while, I’ll be uploading new podcasts on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange, all summer, here: 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Company I Keep”
  • HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON  /  Kellye Gray  /  Rendering”
  • LIVING IN A GREAT BIG WAY  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back in Town”
  • LET’S GET LOADED  /  Carey West  /  “Made Of Clay”
  • LOVEWISE  /  Bobby Scott  /  “For Sentimental Reasons”
  • WHEN I LOOK IN YOUR EYES  /  Irene Kral  /  “Where Is Love?”
  • COCKTAILS FOR TWO  /  Spike Jones  /  “Spike Jones Goes Crazy”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Begin to Dance”
  • I WON’T SCAT  /  Ron Boustead  /  “Unlikely Valentine”
  • TROUBLED WATERS  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • LITTLE GIRL BLUE  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Tribute”
  • I’VE GOT A RIGHT TO CRY  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • I WANNA TURN OUT MY LIGHT  /  April Barrows  /  “My Dream Is You”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • AIN’T NO REST FOR THE WICKED  /  Postmodern Jukebox w/ Joey Cook  /  “33 Resolutions Per Minutes”
  • I WANNA GO PLACES AND DO THINGS  /  Wendy Moten  /  “Wendy Moten Sings Richard Whiting”
  • TIME TO GO  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Don’t Be So Blue”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • WAITER, THE CHECK  /  Cousin Alice  /  “Pour Me”
  • GOODBYE FOR NOW  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “Rigmor Gustafsson With Radio String Quartet Vienna”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Monica Zetterlund & Bill Evans  /  “The Complete Bill Evans On Verve”
  • SIGNING OFF  /  Helen Merrill  /  “You’ve Got A Date With The Blues
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

PLAYLIST FOR “MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO LOW SELF-ESTEEM” & “MUSICAL MASH-UPS” (3.26.16)

26 Mar

I pulled a couple shows from the archives for everyone’s listening pleasure this week. I’ll be back live next Saturday night!

A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO LOW SELF-ESTEEM

I tried to play the best songs I could think of for this theme, but I probably left out all the really good ones. Crap. I knew I was going to screw it up. Why did I think I could do this right? What was I thinking?

Uh-Oh. Maybe I’ve been thinking about Low Self-Esteem a little too long this week.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  Album Or CD Title

  • IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Carmen McRae  /  “The Fabulous Carmen McRae”
  • PRIVATE GUY  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Don’t Cry For No Hipster”
  • I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT YOU’RE IN LOVE WITH ME  /  Morgana King  /  “This Is Always”
  • IT AMAZES ME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Bennett At Carnegie Hall”
  • WAITER, OH WAITER  /  Stacey Kent  /  “The Changing Light”
  • NOBODY ELSE BUT ME  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “Point Of Departure”
  • BUT NOT FOR ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Joey DeFrancesco with Joe Doggs  /  “Falling In Love Again”
  • I WON’T DANCE  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra-Basie”
  • DANG ME  /  Kellye Gray  /  “And, They Call Us Cowboys”
  • NEVER LET ME GO  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Quintessential Cleo”

MUSICAL MASH-UPS

Can I do two things at once? Rub my head and pat my stomach? It’s more fun if someone does that for me. Walk and chew gum? Ok, so I had to give up chewing gum. Sing two songs at once? Maybe I can’t do that, but these guys can and did this week on Turntable For One.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THREE LITTLE WORDS/SIR DUKE  /  Bria Skonberg  /“Into Your Own”
  • EAST ST. LOUIS TOODLE-OO/DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE  /  John  Pizzarelli  / “Rockin’ In Rhythm: A Duke Ellington Tribute
  • ANYTHING GOES  /  Keri Johnsrud  /  “All Blue”
  • HOUSE OF GRACE  /  Billy Brandt  /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor”
  • ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE/I’M GLAD THERE IS YOU  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “My Foolish Heart”
  • BEFORE HE CHEATS  /  Ana Gasteyer  /  “I’m Hip”
  • ANYONE CAN WHISTLE  /  Tania Grubbs  /  “Lost In The Stars”
  • GEE, MINE OR MOZART’S  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Japan”
  • GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN  /  Postmodern Jukebox  /  “Historical Misappropriation”
  • MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT  /  Ahmad Jamal  /  “Cross Country Tour: 1958-1961”
  • TIME AND LOVE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MAKE MUSIC GREAT AGAIN” (3.19.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers #great again

19 Mar

Once again Turntable For One is on the front lines, in the forefront, leading from behind a microphone in a (vain)glorious effort to make music great again! I don’t exactly know when music stopped being great, but all I know is what I see on the Internet. Just doing my duty.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • IT’S ALL RIGHT WITH ME  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Twelve Nights In Hollywood”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Only The Lonely”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Jackie Ryan & Terry Gibbs  /  Grand Masters Of Jazz”
  • THEY SAY IT’S WONDERFUL  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirting With Twilight”
  • BABY I’M A FOOL  /  Melody Gardot  /  “My One & Only Thrill”
  • THE GREAT PRETENDER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tiny Tim  /  “Chameleon”
  • MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE  /  Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane  /  “Johnny Hartman For Lovers”
  • YOU AND I  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • I’VE BEEN AROUND  /  Frank Sinatra Jr. & Tierney Sutton  /  “Home Suite Home”
  • HELP ME MAKE IT THOUGH THE NIGHT  /  Kellye Gray  /  “And, They Call Us Cowboys”
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy  /  “The Dream”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live”
  • GOD ONLY KNOWS  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “It’s A Quiet Thing”
  • GOD WILL  /  Holly Cole  /  “The Best of Holly Cole”
  • STAND BY ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Cassius Clay  /  “’50s & ’60s Lost & Found Records Vol. 3”
  • BEAUTIFUL LOVE  /  Sinne Eeg & Thomas Fonnesback  /  Eeg/Fonnesbaek”
  • THIS IS IT  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • LIVE ALONE AND LIKE IT  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Let’s Get Lost”
  • STRANGE FEELING  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • IF YOU WANT THE RAINBOW  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Tribute”
  • STAY HIP  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Jazz & Other Four Letter Words”
  • MAY THE MUSIC NEVER END  /  Shirley Horn  /  “May The Music Never End”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE SUBJUNCTIVE MOOD” (5.23.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

24 May

In my obsessive effort to defend correct grammar, I focussed this week on my favorite verb mood, the subjunctive mood; my favorite because it often expresses wishes – even though they’re wishes which haven’t or can’t come true. It’s all a part of my “No listener left behind” effort. Don’t try to thank me. Just doing my job. (Ok, you can try to thank me.)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • IF THE STARS WERE MINE  /  Melody Gardot  /  “My One & Only Thrill”
  • I WISH I WERE IN LOVE AGAIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”
  • IF I HAD YOU  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “The Complete Roulette Sarah Vaughan Studio Sessions”
  • IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW  /  Chet Baker  /  “You Can’t Go Home Again”
  • IF I NEEDED YOU  /  Kellye Gray  /  “And They Call Us Cowboys”
  • IF YOU WERE A SONG  /  Billy Brandt  /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor”
  • IF LOVE WERE ALL  /  Judy Garland  /  “Judy At Carnegie”
  • AND THE MOON GREW BRIGHTER & BRIGHTER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Kirk Douglas  /  “Hollywood Actors Sing”
  • I WISH I KNEW  /  Marlene VerPlanck  /  “Ballads…Mostly”
  • IF YOU WERE THE ONLY GIRL (IN THE WORLD)  /  Dean Martin  /  “Dream With Dean”
  • IF YOU NEVER FALL IN LOVE WITH ME  /  Kate Davis  /  “Live At Jimmy Mak’s”
  • I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SUMMER ROAD TRIPS” (6.21.14)

21 Jun

Doing some traveling this summer? There are a number of interesting jazz singers out there, some in unexpected places. I played a few of them this week. 

 

(City)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • (NYC)  /  TEA FOR TWO  /  Pete McGuinness  /  “Voice Like A Horn”
  • (Chicago)  /  CHEEK TO CHEEK  /  Chicago Jazz Orchestra/Cyrille Aimee  /  “Burstin’ Out”
  • (Chicago)  /  THERE ARE SUCH THINGS  /  Sachal Vasandani  /  “We Move”
  • (Oshkosh)  /  GARY, INDIANA  /  Janet Planet  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • (Nashville)  /  YOUNG AND NAÏVE  /  Heather Rigdon  /  “Young And Naive”
  • (Twin Cities)  /  LOVER COME BACK TO ME  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Gypsy In My Soul”
  • (Austin)  /  HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT  /  Kellye Gray  /  “And They Call Us Cowboys”
  • (L.A.)  /  HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  Nancy Sinatra  /  “California Girl”
  •  (L.A.)  /  BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP  /  Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra/Ernie Andrews  /  “L.A. Treasures Project”
  • (San Francisco)  /  IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “Art Attack”
  • (Portland)  IF I ONLY HAD A HEART  /  Michael Winkle  /  “The Dream”
  • (Seattle)  /  SO HARD TO FIND  /  Eugenie Jones  /  “Black Lace Blue Tears”
  • (Berkeley)  /  LOVER MAN  /  Lissy Walker  /  “Wonderland”
  • (NYC)  /  PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)