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PLAYLIST FOR “MARIE KONDO WEEK!” (2,23.19)

24 Feb

This week’s show was a tribute to the diva of decluttering, the dean of de-accession, the titan of tidying up – Marie Kondo. I played nothing but music that “sparks joy” for me and tossed in a few joyful requests from the audience. Plus, following Marie Kondo’s advice, I gathered all my musical themes, thanked several of them for their service, and summarily threw them away. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album title

  • BLEE BLOP BLUES  /  Count Basie  /  “Count Basie At Newport”
  • I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  Standing Room Only”
  • I LOVE THE WAY YOU’RE BREAKING MY HEART  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • STEPPING OUT WITH MY BABY  /  Fred Astaire  /  “The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  Anita O’Day  /  “The Big Band Sessions”
  • IL POETA  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Intermezzo”
  • HOUSE OF GOLD  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Monica Ramey  /  Monica Ramey & The Beegie Adair Trio”
  • WELL, YOU NEEDN’T  /  Cody Owen Stine Trio
  • POSTCARD LOVERS  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • CALL ME IRRESPONSIBLE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Allen Ludden  /  “Sings His Favorite Songs”
  • AGUAS DE MARCO  /  Paula Morelenbaum  /  Live In Italia”
  • ALL SAINT’S DAY  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving Me Crazy”
  • EXACTLY LIKE YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “The Colpix Years”
  • FORGET THE WOMAN  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art of Excellence”
  • PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENT  /  Sting  /  “The Last Ship”
  • MANHATTAN  /  Sara Bareilles  /  “Brave Enough”
  • CARAVAN  /  Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  Al Jarreau  /  Accentuate The Positive”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC  /  Betty Carter & Carmen McRae  /  “Duets”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC  /  Mel Torme  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • GONE FOR THE DAY  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Lonely Woman”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Keith Jarrett At The Blue Note
  • TU LO SAI  /  Joyce DiDonato  /  “Songplay”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “GROUNDHOG DAY!” (2.2.19)

2 Feb

Explain to me again why we created a holiday to honor an ugly, destructive rodent and a misguided superstition while continuing to discredit the value of scientific facts in our lives? I based my Groundhog Day celebration on the classic movie and this rule: If you hear a song once this week, you’re going to hear it at least twice. (Okay, I did start the show with one Groundhog Day song.)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ME AND MY SHADOW  /  Marion Montgomery  /  “What’s New”
  • MEMORIES OF YOU  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Rare Sinatra”
  • MEMORIES OF YOU  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Point Of No Return”
  • NOBODY’S HEART  /  Diahann Carroll & Andre Previn  /  “Diahann Carroll & Andre Previn Trio”
  • NOBODY’S HEART  /  Doris Day & Andre Previn  /  “Duet”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”   
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Best Of Tony Bennett” 
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Seal with The Puppini Sisters  /  “Standards”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  The Ault Sisters  /  “Timeless”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Gerry Mulligan  /  “The Concert Jazz Band At The Village Vanguard”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Grand Masters Of Jazz”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Wild & Free: Live At The Keystone Korner”
  • TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT  /  Mel Torme  /  “Mel Torme: Swings Shubert Alley”
  • TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Devil May Care”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald w/ Ellis Larkin  /  “Songs In A Mellow Mood”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Gregory Porter /  “Ella With the London Symphony Orchestra”
  • ONCE UPON A SUMMERTIME   /  Blossom Dearie   / “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • ONCE UPON A SUMMERTIME  /  Michel Legrand  /  “Live At Fat Tuesday’s”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Bill Evans  /  “Bill Evans: The Complete Riverside Recordings”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Hailey Tuck  /  “Junk”
  • BLACKBIRD  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • BLACKBIRD  /  Judith Owen  /  “Rediscovered”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “THE YEAR IN REVIEW 2018” (12.29.18)

30 Dec

I spent a couple of hours reflecting on some of the weekly musical themes from the past year and some of my favorite musical discoveries in an attempt – probably a futile one – to distract the audience from reflecting on all of the things they could have been doing instead of listening to my show every week. Who needs to hear their regrets when I have plenty of my own?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WALKING HAPPY  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Lonely Woman”
  • YOU ARE THERE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • CONJUGAISON AMOUREUSE  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “A Contretemps”
  • A MAN AIN’T SUPPOSED TO CRY  /  John Doakes  /  “Forever Reasons”
  • I WANT TO BE EVIL  /  Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings  /  “Groovin”
  • COFFEE TIME  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Still Unforgettable”
  • THE COFFEE SONG  /  Hot Club Sandwich  /  “Café Matrix”
  • THE PEOPLE YOU NEVER GET TO LOVE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Rupert Holmes  /  “Have Yourself A Jazz Christmas”
  • TAKE A BITE  /  Margaret Whiting  /  “The Lady’s In Love With You”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Because of You”
  • MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME  /  Hailey Reinhardt, Jeff Goldblum, Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • MY CHERIE AMOUR  /  Stevie Wonder & Count Basie Orchestra  /  “All About that Basie”
  • NOT MY TIME  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • I’LL BE SEEING YOU  /  Ellen Andersson Quartet  /  “I’ll Be Seeing You”
  • YOU CAN’T ALWAYS SING A HAPPY SONG  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Burt Reynolds  /  “Ask Me What I Am”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR’S EVE?  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “A Capitol Christmas”
  • IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS OF THE MORNING  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Another Time Another Place”
  • SNOW WHITE  /  Marina & The Kats  /  “Small”
  • SOMETIME WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy & The Metropole Orch.  /  “The Dream”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Gregory Porter  /  “Ella with The London Symphony Orchestra”
  • ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?  /  Paul Buchanan, Chris Botti  /  “To Love Again”
  • WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Kitty Margolis & Michael Bluestein  /  “Heart & Soul: Live In San Francisco”
  • SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD  /  Jimmy Scott  /  “The Source”
  • TIME IS A FUNNY THING  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Some Of That Sunshine”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

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PLAYLIST FOR “CHRISTMAS PARTY 2018” (12.22.18)

27 Dec

Ho, Ho Ho – I wasn’t quoting from a misogynistic rap song. I was just getting into the Christmas spirit and ready to play some old and new holiday favorites. 

SONG TITLE  / Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • MY FAVORITE THINGS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Snowfall: The Christmas album”
  • CHRISTMAS IS STARTING NOW  /  Laura Dickinson  /  “Auld Lang Syne”
  • I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “A Christmas album”
  • SNOW DAY  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “A Very Chaise Lounge Christmas”
  • MEDLEY  /  Maureen McGovern  /  “Christmas With Maureen McGovern”
  • BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE  /  Lydia Lyza & Josiah Lemanski  
  • JINGLE BELLS  /  Accent
  • JINGLE BELLS  /  Duke Ellington  /  “Jingle Bell Jam”
  • THE WORLD FOR CHRISTMAS  /  The Real Group  /  “The World For Christmas”
  • SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Frank Sinatra & Cyndi Lauper  /  “A Very Special Christmas 2”
  • WHITE CHRISTMAS  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE  /  Vince Guaraldi  /  “A Charlie Brown Christmas”
  • SLEIGH RIDE  /  Cyrille Aimee & The Lost Fingers  /  “Coconut Christmas”
  • HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS  /  Leslie Odom Jr.  /  “Simply Christmas”
  • MEDLEY  /  The Swingle Singers  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • HE’S GONNA TAKE AWAY OUR CHRISTMAS  /  Robert Goulet  /  “Wonderful World Of Christmas”
  • THE SECRET OF CHRISTMAS  /  Connie Evingson  /  “The Secret of Christmas”
  • THE THEORY SONG  /  David Swenson  /  
  • THE CHRISTMAS SONG  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat ‘King’ Cole & Me”
  • A CHRISTMAS COMPROMISE  /  Duchess  /  “Harmony For the Holidays”
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY  /  Ramsey Lewis Trio  /  “Sound Of Christmas”
  • WOULDN’T YOU LIKE AN OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS?  /  Monica Ramey & Beegie Adair  /  “Some Enchanted Christmas”
  • CHRISTMAS WILL REALLY BE CHRISTMAS  /  Kristin Korb  /  “That Time Of Year”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • STAR OF WONDER  /  Kurt Elling  /  “The Beautiful Day”
  • ANGEL’S LULLABY  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Winter Wonderland”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “JAZZ JUKEBOX” (11.17.18)

19 Nov

Saturday afternoon, I sat in for Garrett Stack on his program American Jukebox, rock and pop hits of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s.  So I thought I’d spend Saturday evening on my show playing jazz versions of pop tunes. I gave the Gershwins, Rogers and Hart, Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields, etc. the night off.  They didn’t complain, probably for reasons of death. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I’M WALKING  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old New, Borrowed, & Blue”
  • EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD  /  Sue Ellen  /  “Sunday Hangover”
  • LOVE POTION #9  /  Ron Boustead  /  “Unlikely Valentine”
  • I NEVER MEANT TO HURT YOU  /  Audrey Martin  /  “Living Room”
  • COME ON-A MY HOUSE  /  Jeff Goldblum & Imeda May  /  “The Capitol Studio Sessions”
  • WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • I WILL  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ben E. King  /  “Soulful Jazz”
  • CALL ME  /  Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery  /  “Further Adventures of Jimmy & Wes”
  • LEOPARD SKIN PILLBOX HAT  /  Janet Planet  /  “Just Like A Woman”
  • ORDINARY FOOL  /  Mel Torme  /  “A New Album”
  • ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART  /  Diane Marino  /  “Just Groovin”
  • YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “The Beat Goes On”
  • LOVE IS A LOSING GAME  /  Sachal Vasandani  /  “Hi-Fly”
  • ADDICTED TO LOVE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • ALL IN THE GAME  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “The Out-of-Towners”
  • GOD ONLY KNOWS  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “It’s A Quiet Thing”
  • BY THE TIME I GET TO PHOENIX  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Cycles”
  • CALIFORNIA DREAMING  /  Emy Tseng  /  “Sonho”
  • BOTH SIDES NOW  /  John Proulx  /  “Say It”
  • I HOPE YOU DANCE  /  Deborah Lippman  /  “Nightingale”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “STRESS RELIEVERS” – AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST (10.20.18)

21 Oct

Stress – you can’t live with it and you can’t live without it. But you can minimize it and since I always try to minimize everything, I’m the perfect person to turn to for suggestions. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SLAP THAT BASS  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Geo. & Ira Gershwin Songbook”
  • RELAX  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • HAPPY FEET  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • WITHOUT A SONG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Vegas”
  • A DOODLIN’ SONG  /  Duchess  /  “Duchess”
  • GROOVIN’  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • LAZY AFTERNOON  /  Shirley Horn  /  “A Lazy Afternoon”
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Merry Go Round”
  • LET’S GET LOADED  /  Carey West  /  “Made Of Clay”
  • SMILE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Steven Tyler  /  “To Love Again”
  • DO IT AGAIN  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • DANCING CHEEK TO CHEEK  /  Annie Sellick & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “No Greater Thrill”
  • ALL OF ME  /  Dick Hyman & Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra  /  “Handful Of Keys”
  • THE DOG SONG  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Get Away From Me”
  • NEW YORK ON SUNDAY  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Hello Dolly To Goodbye Charlie”
  • SUNDAY AFTERNOON  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Winchester In Apple Blossom Time”
  • HUNGRY MAN  /  Mark Winkler  /  “West Coast Cool”
  • CALL ME  /  Astrud Gilberto  /  “A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • BEFORE YOU KNOW IT  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Dream”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life, collected”
  • DREAM  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Dream”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING  /  Allan Harris & Takana Myamoto  /  “Convergence”
  • I SEE BEAUTY  /  Johanna Silanpaa  /  “From This Side”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “GRADUATION DAY” (6.16.18)

16 Jun

How about 2 hours of intelligent and coherent and compact commencement speeches and graduation messages without having to sit in the sun and wait two hour to see your kid walk across the stage and graduate in 15 seconds? Don’t try to thank me. Just doing my job. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • ON A CLEAR DAY  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live At Laren Jazz Festival 1975”
  • SWINGING ON A STAR  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Playground”
  • TAKE A BITE  /  Margaret Whiting  /  “The Lady’s In Love With You!”
  • THIS FUNNY WORLD  /  Ian Shaw  /  “Taking It To Hart”
  • BITTER WITH THE SWEET  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • MR. KICKS  /  Gregory Generet  /  “2 OF A Kind”
  • YOU KNOW WHO!  /  Amy Cervini  /  “No One Ever Tells You”
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Merry Go Round”
  • YOUNG AT HEART  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Peggy March  /  “Get Happy”
  • BIG BAD WORLD  /  The Real Group  /  “Commonly Unique”
  • EVERYBODY SAYS DON’T  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • WHERE DO YOU GO  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson  /  “Two’s Company”
  • I’M NOT TALKING  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles”
  • WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Dreams In Apartments”
  • EV’RYBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “My Kind of Broadway”
  • THE GREAT CITY  /  Lauren Henderson  /  “Armame”
  • HOUSE OF GOLD  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • SPARKLE AND SHINE  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bill Nighy   /  “Arthur Christmas Soundtrack”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • STAY HIP  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Jazz & Other Four-Letter Words”
  • THROW IT AWAY  /  Mollie O’Brien  /  “Things I Gave Away”
  • LISTEN HERE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Dave Frishberg Classics”
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • SACK FULL OF DREAMS  /  Mark Murphy  /  “September Ballads”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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