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PLAYLIST FOR “THE T.F.O. AWARDS” (3.2.19)

2 Mar

The Oscars, the Tonys, the Golden Globes, the Emmys, the Grammys – everybody loves award shows with all the attendant and attendees’ glitz and glamour. Shouldn’t I get a piece of this? Probably not, but when have I ever let good decisions or good taste interfere with my plans? So this week I made up arbitrary categories and presented awards to performers who, unlike myself, have made a positive difference to my show. Introducing the “T.F.O. Awards” – and, no, that doesn’t stand for Terrifying Fundamentalists Objectives. 

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

  • (Best Supporting Performance – Instrumental)  /  ALICE IN WONDERLAND  /  Roberta Gambarini & Dave Brubeck  /  “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  • (This Song Never Sounded So Good)  /  ROCK WITH YOU  /  Alyssa Allgood  /  “Exactly Like You”
  • (Achievement In Science Denying)  /  Sleepin’ Bee  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
  • (Most Unrecognizable Song)  /  I’LL BE YOUR BABY TONIGHT  /  Janet Planet  /  “Just Like A Woman”
  • (This Shouldn’t Work, But It Does)  /  PEEL ME A GRAPE  /  Blossom Dearie & Lyle Lovett
  • (Foreign Language Performance)  /  VEDRAI, VEDRAI  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Intermezzo”
  • (Singer I Never Thought I’d Play)  /  THAT’S MY DESIRE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ray Stevens  /  “Grover’s Hat Project”
  • (In Memoriam)  /  HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT  /  Kellye Gray  /  “And, They Call Us Cowboys”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old, New, Borrowed, and The Blues”
  • SLEEPY TIME GAL  /  Andre Previn & Dinah Shore  /  “Dinah Sings Previn Plays”
  • I SHOULD CARE  /  Andre Previn & Diahann Carroll  /  “The Magic Of Diahann Carroll”
  • LOOK AT HIM GO  /  Andre Previn & Itzhak Perlman  /  “A Different Kind Of Blue”
  • (Mad As Hell & I’m Not Taking It Anymore)  /  BIG DISCOUNT  /  Karrin Allyson  /  Some Of That Sunshine”
  • (Best Performance Forgetting Lyrics)  /  GONE WITH THE WIND  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At Zardi’s”
  • (When’s The Last Time You Heard This?)  /  BLUES IN HOSS FLAT  /  Count Basie  /  “Chairman Of The Board”
  • (Singer Who Won’t Send Me Her CDs)  /  IT’S ALRIGHT WITH ME  /  Calabria Foti  /  “In The Still Of The Night”
  • (The Mose Allison Irony Isn’t Dead Award)  /  EVERYBODY THINKS YOU’RE AN ANGEL  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Way Of The World”
  • (Singer I Never Heard of Until This Week)  /  FOUR BROTHERS  /  Trish Hatley  /  “I Remember: Second Set”
  • (When Worlds Collide Award)  /  CARO MIO BEN  /  Joyce DiDonato  /  “Songplay”
  • (Heart On Sleeve)  /  BABY I’M A FOOL  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Live In Europe”
  • (Lifetime Achievement) / SOME OTHER TIME  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • (Song I Always Wanted To End The Show)  /  SWEET SLUMBER  /  Jimmy Witherspoon & Jack McDuff   /  “The Blues Is Now”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “EARLY BIRDS VS NIGHT OWLS” (1.26.19)

27 Jan

I believe there are two kinds of people in the world – morning people and night people. I vote for the latter because they have the good sense and good taste to stay up and listen to my show.  But I played songs for both just in case…

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING  /  Ray Charles & Count Basie  /  “Ray Sings, Count Basie Swings”
  • MOONDANCE  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Here, There, & Everywhere”
  • MORNIN’  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life, Collected”
  • OUR DELIGHT  /  3rd Coast Vocals  /  “3VC”
  • DRINKING AGAIN  /  Dinah Washington  /  Dinah ‘62”
  • NIGHT LIFE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “September Ballads”
  • I GOT THE SUN IN THE MORNING  /  Allegra Levy  /  “Looking At The Moon”
  • NIGHT LIGHTS  /  Gerry Mulligan  /  Night Lights”
  • NIGHT LIGHTS  /  Bobby Scott  /  “For Sentimental Reasons”
  • WHEN THE RED RED ROBIN  /  (Mystery Melody)  /  Molly Lyons  /  “Verses Only!”
  • THE LAMP IS LOW  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • NIGHT AND DAY  /  Willie Nelson  /  “My Way”
  • IT’S ALWAYS 4 AM  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Blue & Pink: The Blue Songs”
  • DAYBREAK  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To The Ladies”
  • GOOD MORNING COWBOY  /  Cyrille Aimee & Diego Figueiredo  /  “Smile”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Jamie Cullum & Laura Mvula  /  “Interlude”
  • NIGHT SONG  /  Nina Simone  /  “Broadway – Blues – Ballads”
  • IN THE EVENIN’  /  Joe Williams  /  “At Newport ‘63”
  • THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES  /  Irene Kral  /  “Second Chance”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Michel Legrand  /  “Legrand Jazz”
  • DAWN  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • THE NIGHT WE CALLED IT A DAY  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS  /  Carin Lundin  /  “Babble”
  • SKYLARK  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington  /  “Francis A. & Edward K.”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “PREVIEW OF COMING ATTRACTIONS FOR 2019” (1.5.19)

6 Jan

The year in music didn’t start on a happy note. Kellye Gray, a unique and passionate singer died suddenly. Still, with all of these interesting new singers and all of the music being released we’ve never heard before from singers and musicians we know and love, I tried to tell my audience 2019 was going to be a good year for Turntable For One. (I’d say it was like preaching to the choir, but I don’t think any choirs listen to my show.)  

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Gregory Generet  /  “Two Of A Kind”
  • I’VE GOT NO STRINGS  /  Johnaye Kendrick  /  “Flying”
  • TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT  /  Ruben Blades  /  “Una Noche Con Ruben Blades”
  • GLAD TO BE UNHAPPY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At Zardi’s”
  • IN SPITE OF ALL THIS, I’M STILL HAPPY  /  Danny Bacher  /  “Still Happy”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Kellye Gray  /  “KG3 Live At The Bugle Boy”
  • SAY IT  /  John Proulx  /  “Say It”
  • THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG  /  Monica Ramey  /  “Monica Ramey & The Beegie Adair Trio”
  • MANNIX  /  (Mystery TV Theme)  /  Le Pommes De Ma Douche  /  “Five Men Swinging”
  • ROCK WITH YOU  /  Alyssa Allgood  /  “Exactly Like You”
  • YOU FASCINATE ME SO  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Wild And Free”
  • FIRE  /  The Ault Sisters  /  “Sisters In Song”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Allan Harris  /  “Long Live The King”
  • ONE STEP  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant  /  “The Window”
  • IT ALL ADDS UP  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Math Camp”
  • YOU LEAVE ME BREATHLESS  /  John Doakes  /  “Forever Reasons”
  • THAT DON’T MAKE IT JUNK  /  Hailey Tuck  /  “Junk”
  • OUR DELIGHT  /  3rd Coast Vocals  /  “3CV”
  • OLD FOLKS  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “After The FallI”
  • I HAVE DREAMED  /  Kurt Elling  /  “The Questions”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “WINNERS AND LOSERS” (11.3.18)

29 Dec

Soon it will all be in the rearview mirror; the midterms will have passed, and we’ll know who are the winners and who are the losers. It will all be over – except for the celebrating, the crying, the blaming, the lawsuits, the recounts, the excuses, the recriminations, the marches, the protests. So just to ease my listeners into this traditional, all-American period of jubilation and mourning, I played songs abut winning and losing. The singers, however, were all total winners. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • ALL RIGHT, OKAY, YOU WIN  /  Joe Williams & Count Basie  /  “Count Basie At Newport”
  • BOOZERS AND LOSERS  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers & Losers”
  • HERE’S TO THE LOSERS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Softly As I Leave You”
  • LUCKY TO BE ME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings Comden & Green”
  • DAYS LIKE THIS  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles: Live In London”
  • HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU  /  Shirley Horn    “The Main Ingredient”
  • “DENZEL” + AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL  /  John Daversa Big Band  /  “American Dreamers”
  • I’VE GOT JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING  /  Fleurine  /  “Meant To Be”
  • I WAS A FOOL TO LET YOU GO  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • WINNER TAKES IT ALL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Meryl Streep  /  “Mama Mia Soundtrack”
  • NOBODY WINS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ol’ Blues Eyes Is Back”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Renderings”
  • NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT  /  Leslie Odom Jr.  /  “Leslie Odom Jr.”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • IN SPITE OF ALL THIS, I’M STILL HAPPY  /  Danny Bacher  /  “Still Happy”
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Sister Orchid”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Wayne Newton  /  “Wild, Cool, And Swingin’”
  • LOSING STRATEGY  /  Kate McGarry  /  “The Subject Tonight Is Love”
  • LOVER MAN  /  Bill Evans & Jeremy Steig  /  “Bill Evans For Lovers”
  • WHEN I LOST YOU  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Bennett/Berlin”
  • LUCKY SO AND SO  /  Kate Reid  /   “The Heart Already Knows”
  • IF I SHOULD LOSE YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “Four Women”
  • THE BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Ian Shaw & Sue Richardson  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “9TH ANNUAL MUSIC TO BE THANKFUL FOR” SHOW (11.24.18)

25 Nov

This is a special show I wait for every year. In addition to presenting some of the music I’ve been thankful for during the past year, I ask some of my fellow broadcasters to record a brief intro for their choices, because it’s also “Family Night At Turntable For One,” so my wife and son offer their choices, plus I ask a few of my favorite singers to tell my audience about a song or singer they’re thankful for. This year it was Kellye Gray, Heather Bambrick, Diane Marino, and Mark Winkler.

(*WMNR Broadcaster or Special Guest)  / SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MY ROMANCE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • (* Fred Velardi)  /  SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR  /  Lena Horne  /  “American Music”
  • I’VE GOT A RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Rendering”
  • (Kellye Gray)  /  TAKE FIVE  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Live”
  • (* Will Duchon)  /  DON’T TAKE YOUR LOVE FROM ME  /  Catherine Russell  / “Harlem On My Mind”
  • (* Gary Fountain)  /  OBLIVION  /  Christoph Denoth  /  “Tanguero”
  • I DON’T MIND A MIND  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “You’ll Never Know”
  • (Heather Bambrick)  /  GUESS WHO I SAW TODAY  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Afterglow”
  • (* Cindy Carlson)  /  THIS IS JUST THE DAY  /  Holly Yarbrough  /  “Mr. Rogers Swings”
  • (Megan Stine)  /  SONNY MOON FOR TWO  /  Jacques Lesure w/ Cody Owen Stine  /  “Live At Churchill Grounds”
  • (* Gary Gerard)  /  TRY TO REMEMBER  /  Jerry Orbach  /  “The Fantasticks”
  • (* Sue Kennedy)  /  I’LL NEVER GO THERE ANYMORE  /  Bill Charlap  /  “Written In The Stars”
  • (* Garrett Stack)  /  THE HOUSE I LIVE IN  /  Frank Sinatra & Neil Diamond  /  “Sinatra Duets”
  •  AFTER HOURS  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Sweet Spot”
  • (Mark Winkler)  /  PLEASE BELONG TO ME  /  Bobby Troup  /  “Radio & Recording Rarities”
  • (Cody Owen Stine)  /  DARN THAT DREAM  /  Thelonious Monk  /  “The Unique Thelonious Monk”
  • LET’S TAKE AN OLD FASHIONED WALK  /  Diane Marino  /  “Soul Serenade”
  • (Diane Marino)  /  I’M GLAD THERE IS YOU  /  Gloria Lynne  /  “I’m Glad There Is You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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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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