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PLAYLIST FOR “LET’S HAVE A LITTLE TEAMWORK!” (10.22.22)

23 Oct

Duets, trios, big band, husband and wife teams, arrangers and singers, singers and accompanists – all great examples of teamwork. Even more important this week, during the Fall Fundraising Drive, were all the pledges from my listeners to keep Fine Arts Radio strong for another 40 years.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album title

  • SIDE BY SIDE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Cater”
  • WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “After The Roses”
  • HONEY PIE  /  Tuck & Patti  /  “Love Warriors”
  • EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • CORNER POCKET  /  Count Basie  /  “Basie At Birdland”
  • I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ultimate Sinatra”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson Riddle”
  • I BELIEVE SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT ME  /  Kevin Mahogany & Randy Travis  /  “Another Time Another Place”
  • CLOUDBURST/NOT GETTING MARRIED  /  John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey  /  “Make Believe”
  • IT TAKES TWO  /  Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien  /  “Into The Woods”
  • WE THE PEOPLE  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Who’s The Old Guy Now?”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • LOVE WON’T LET YOU GET AWAY  /  Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney  /  “Fancy Meeting You Here”
  • SMALL WORLD  / Nancy Wilson  /  “Singer & Storyteller”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  Willie Nelson & Norah Jones  /  “My Way”
  • YOU’RE NEARER  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • THEY SAY IT’S WONDERFUL  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Dedicated To You”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Randy Crawford & Joe Sample  /  “Live”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • TWO FOR THE ROAD  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “I’m With The Band”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HERE’S TO THE (GRACIOUS!) LOSERS (10.1.22)

3 Oct

A couple of weeks ago I was watching a college football game.  The final score was pretty humiliating – 77 to 21.  And after the game, do you know what the losing coach said?  “We lost.”   He didn’t say, the game was rigged or it was stolen.  He didn’t say someone in Venezuela or somewhere tampered with the scoreboard.  He just said, “We lost.  And it reminded me of a time long long ago when people actually admitted defeat, honestly and graciously. So I wanted to give them a little love and give a musical salute to all the gracious losers. Of course I tossed in a few sore losers just for comparison sake. 

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HERE’S TO THE LOSERS  /  Mathilde Santing  /  “Luck Be A Lady”
  • YOU CAN DEPEND ON ME  /  Joe Williams  /   “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS  /  Calabria Foti  /  “Just One Of Those Things”
  • FORGET THE WOMAN  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • GOODY GOODY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At The Opera House”
  • I GUESS I’LL HAVE TO CHANGE MY PLANS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”
  • THE SUMMER WIND  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “Half The Perfect World”
  • GONE WITH THE WIND  /  Ahmad Jamal Trio  /  “Live At The Pershing Vol. 2”
  • THE SHOW MUST GO ON  /  Dinah Washington  /   “Ballads”
  • SOMEDAY  /  (Mystery Sore Loser)  /  Jose Feliciano  /  “Fantastic Feliciano”
  • NO REGRETS  /  Phoebe Snow  /  Second Childhood”
  • I WISH YOU LOVE  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Take A Look”
  • BUT NOT FOR ME   /  Joe Pesci & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “Falling In Love With Love”
  • YOU CAN HAVE HIM  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At Town Hall”
  • IT’S TOO LATE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “The Vienna Affair”
  • I UNDERSTAND  /  Kelly Green Trio  /  “Volume One”
  • SOMETIME WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy  /  “The Dream”
  • MANHATTAN  /  Sara Bareilles  /  “Brave Enough”
  • WHAT’S NEW?  /  Bill Evans Trio & Jeremy Steig  /  “What’s New?”
  • I’LL BE AROUND  /  Willie Nelson  /  “My Way”
  • I CAN’T MAKE YOU LOVE ME  /  Candace Springs  /  “The Women Who Raised Me”
  • HEY, THAT’S NO WAY TO SAY GOODBYE  /  Leonard Cohen  /  “Live In London”
  • TRAV’LIN’ LIGHT  /  Queen Latifah  /  “Trav’lin’ Light”
  • BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Professional Dreamer”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “OLD FRIENDS” (9.3.22)

4 Sep

I was so happy to be back among old friends that I dedicated the season premiere of the show to old friends.” Of course, I couldn’t help offering a few songs with some friendly advice, too. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • OLD FRIEND  /  Lena Horne  /  “An Evening With Lena Horne”
  • WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “After The Roses”
  • SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE THE BLUES  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • DON’T MISUNDERSTAND  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Love Letter”
  • HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT  /  Kellye Gray  /  “And They Call Us Cowboys”
  • PLAYIN’ WITH MY FRIENDS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Playin With My Friends”
  • WE THE PEOPLE  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Who’s The Old Man Now?”
  • YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Tole Me”
  • IF MY FRIENDS COULD SEE ME NOW  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Johnny Tillotson  /  Johnny Tillotson On Broadway”
  • DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Screen Play”
  • A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD  /  Benny Benack III  /  “A Lot Of Living’ To Do”
  • JUST FRIENDS  /  Joey DeFrancesco  /   “Reboppin’”
  • LAUGHING AT LIFE  /  Etta Jones  /  “Doin’ What She Does Best”
  • YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND  /  James Taylor & Carole King  /  “Live At The Troubadour”
  • CAN’T WE BE FRIENDS  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Cat”
  • A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP  /  Kenny Burrell & Grover Washington Jr.  /  /  “Togethering”
  • MY GENTLEMAN FRIEND  /  Janet Seidel  /  “Dear Blossom”
  • MY VERY GOOD FRIEND IN THE LOOKING GLASS  /  Jackie Paris  /  “The Song Is Paris”
  • HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING?  /  =Susanna McCorkle  /  “How Do You Keep The Music Playing?”
  • MY OLD FRIEND  /  Gregory Hines  /  “So Nobody Else Can hear”
  • MOON RIVER  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Sunset In The Blue”
  • OLD FRIENDS/BOOKENDS  /  Mark Winkler & David Benoit  /  “Old Friends”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY AND MORE!” (4.30.22)

1 May

Saturday afternoon, I guest-hosted American Jukebox, rock hits of the 50s, 60s, and 70s and played music to celebrate International Dance Day and pop stars who have also sung from the Great American Songbook. So for Saturday night’s show, just to be different, I chose the themes of International Dance Day and pop stars singing from the Great American Songbook and I also tossed in a few jazz singers singing classic pop tunes. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • COME DANCE WITH ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Come Dance With Me”
  • SHALL WE DANCE  /  Lucy Dixon  /   “Lulu’s Back in Town”
  • SHALL WE DANCE?  /  Norma Winstone  /   “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • THE BEST THINGS HAPPEN WHILE YOU’RE DANCING  /  Kurt Elling  /   “This Time It’s Love!”
  • I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /   “Ella Sings Broadway”
  • CHANGE PARTNERS  /  Ian Shaw  /   “The Echo Of A Song”
  • THE MUSIC THAT MAKES ME DANCE  /  Shirley Horn  /   “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • LAST DANCE/DANCING IN THE DARK  /  Tierney Sutton  /   “Dancing In The Dark”
  • I WON’T DANCE  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /   “Cheek To Cheek”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Sting & Herbie Hancock  /   “My Funny Valentine”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Linda Ronstadt  /   “For Sentimental Reasons”
  • WE THREE  /  Paul McCartney  /   “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • SINCE I FELL FOR YOU  /  Gladys Knight  /   “Before Me”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  George Michael  /   “Symphonica”
  • EMBRACEABLE YOU  /  Laura Nyro  /   “Angel In The Dark”
  • THAT OLD FEELING  /  Bob Dylan  /   “Triplicate”
  • I GOT IT BAD AND THAT AIN’T GOOD  /  Carly Simon  /   “Torch”
  • DON’T TAKE YOUR LOVE FROM ME  /  Frankie Valli  /   “A Touch Of Jazz”
  • CALIFORNIA DREAMING  /  Diana Krall  /   “Wallflower”
  • THE TEARS OF A CLOWN  /  Kevin Mahogany  /   “Pride & Joy”
  • IF IT’S MAGIC  /  Artemis w/ Cecile McLorin Salvant  /   “Artemis”
  • BLACKBIRD  /  Kenny Rankin  /   “Haven’t We Met?”
  • HONEY PIE  /  Tuck & Patti  /   “Love Warriors”
  • EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD  /  Kari Kirkland  /   “Wild Is The Wind”
  • LANDSLIDE  /  Stacey Kent  /   “Songs From Other Places”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “IT’S RAINING CATS AND…EVEN MORE CATS” (4.9.22)

10 Apr

I wanted to do a special show for a special audience who never choose to listen to the show but listen to the show nearly every week, often sitting in someone’s lap or, more likely, sitting in exactly the chair someone else wants to sit in. So I dedicated the show to all the cats who are probably my furriest and  also my most loyal listeners with songs about cats and songs sung by Cats and Kats. During the show listeners in AZ sent me a photo of their cat, Baxter, listening to my show with them. Baxter is different from most of my audience not because he has whiskers and a tail, but because he’s clearly awake. And I also played a song by another Ukrainian jazz artist because…

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE A CAT  /  Jamie Cullum  /   “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • THE ALLEY CAT SONG  /  Gemma Sherry  /   “Let’s Get Serious”
  • ALL THE CATS JOIN IN  /  Cat(herine) Russell  /   “Inside This Heart Of Mine”
  • SWEET LITTLE CREATURE  /  Lorraine Feather  /   “My Own Particular Life”
  • KITTEN ON THE KEYS  /  Erroll Garner  /   “Too Marvelous For Words”
  • DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. lang  /   “A Wonderful World”
  • CAT BACK BLUES  /  Cathi Walkup  /   “The Secret Of A Song”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Kat Edmondson  /   “Take To The Sky”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Loston Harris  /   “Swingfully Yours”
  • SEND IN THE CLOWNS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   Elizabeth Taylor (Maggie, the Cat 1958)  /  “A Little Night Music”
  • THE CAT SONG  /  Laura Nyro  /   “Smile”
  • THE CAT  /  Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /   “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This”
  • ST LOUIS BLUES  /  Ola Rud (Ukrainian Jazz Vocalist)
  • IT’S TOO GOOD TO TALK ABOUT  /  Blossom Dearie  /   “My Gentleman Friend”
  • MEOWMIX COMMERCIAL  /  Christmas Cats  /   “Christmas For Cats & Dogs”
  • IT’S SAND, MAN  /  Lambert, Hendricks, & Bavan  /   “Havin’ A Ball At The Village Gate”
  • SATIN DOLL   /  Duke Ellington Orch. With Cat Anderson  /   “70th Birthday Party”
  • SOME CATS KNOW  /  Annie Sellick  /   “Street of Dreams”
  • THE HANGING TREE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   Jennifer Lawrence  /  “The Hunger Games”
  • YOUR CAT PLAYS PIANO  /  Mark Winkler  /   “Jazz & Other Four Letter Words”
  • GIRL TALK  /  Kate McGarry  /   “Girl Talk”
  • THE PINK PANTHER  /   Henry Mancini  /   “The Ultimate Mancini”
  • KILLED A CAT  /  Kenny Rankin  /   “Silver Morning”
  • BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH  /  Kat Gang  /   “The Kat Gang Jazz Band”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “DOUBLE THREATS, TRIPLE THREATS, & MORE” (2.26.22)

27 Feb

Double threats. Maybe even triple threats. And no, I’m not talking about my fan mail. I’m talking about people – well, take Hugh Jackman, for example. He acts, he also sings, he can dance, and he can tear your throat out with his Wolverine claws. This week was dedicated to those people blessed with more than one enviable talent. Some of the singers this week write songs or came from other professions. Plus some of the songs come from unexpected sources – Dorothy Parker, Kazuo Ishiguro, even Fred Astaire. Gotta say I am in awe of these multi-talented people, especially since I had to give up chewing gum a few years back. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I LOVE BEING HERE WITH YOU  /  Peggy Lee  /   “Basin Street East Presents Miss Peggy Lee”
  • I LOVE THE WAY YOU’RE BREAKING MY HEART  /  Delicatessen  /   “Jazz + Bossa”
  • HAVEN’T WE MET?  /  Kenny Rankin  /   “Haven’t We Met?”
  • HOW AM I TO KNOW  /  Shirley Horn  /   “Here’s To Life”
  • I WISHED ON THE MOON  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Moonlight Sinatra”
  • BREAKFAST ON THE MORNING TRAM  /  Stacey Kent  /   “Dreamer In Concert”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Gregory Porter  /   ”Nat King Cole & Me”
  • BIRTHDAY SONG GENERIC  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /   “Moonshadow Dance”
  • I NEVER WAS A YOUNG MAN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Gerry Mulligan  /   “Little Big Horn”
  • I WISH I KNEW HOW IT FELT TO BE FREE  /  Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /   “The Capitol Sessions”
  • THE RAINBOW CONNECTION  /  Bobby Scott  /   “Slowly”
  • BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP  /  Paul Jost  /   “While We Were Gone”
  • NO STRINGS  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • FOR MY LADY  /  The Real Group & Toots Thielemans  /   “One For All”
  • YOU FOR ME  /  Kelley Johnson  /   “Something God”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  Johnny Hartman  /   “This One’s For Tedi”
  • SECRET SAFE  /  Caity Gyorgy  /   “Now Pronouncing: Caity Gyorgy”
  • CITY OF THE ANGELS  /  Tony Bennett  /   “The Art Of Excellence”
  • THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   Marvin Gaye  /   “Live At The Copa”
  • IMPOSSIBLE  /  The Hi-Los  /   “Love Nest”
  • IT’S ALRIGHT WITH ME  /  Kari Kirkland  /   “Wild Is The Wind”
  • LIFE’S A LESSON  /  Ben Sidran & Giorgia  /   “Ben There Done That”
  • SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST  /  Barbra Streisand  /   “Love Is The Answer”
  • YOU MIGHT AS WELL LIVE  /  Mark Winkler  /   “Till I Get It Right”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “ANNIVERSARY” (1.8.22)

9 Jan

 2022 is just a week old, but it’s been an eventful week. We observed the one-year anniversary of one of the most disgraceful, unforgettable, unforgivable moments in American history. On a happier note – there are happier notes. WMNR Fine Arts Radio celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2022.  On a personal note, my wife and I celebrated our 52nd anniversary this week. Did we go to a fabulous restaurant?  No, not when omicron is on most menus as a main course. Did we go ice skating? (Something Megan has loved her entire life.) Let me just say that the only things more brittle than my ego are my bones. So we went dancing instead?  Did you hear what I just said about my bones?  Actually, no, that one’s more about my ego.  Which finally brings me to this week’s theme if anyone is still awake. I wanted to celebrate my anniversary and my wife with some of the music that brought us together, some of the music Megan and I discovered together, some of the music that has sustained us. In short: just when you thought this show couldn’t get more self-indulgent, I presented two hours of Music We Love on this Happy Anniversary edition of Turntable For One. (Starting with the music that played when Megan walked down the aisle at our wedding.)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Michel LeGrand  /  “At Shelly’s Manne-Hole”
  • YOU DON’T LOVE ME WHEN I CRY  / Laura Nyro  /   “New York Tendaberry”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Tony Bennett  /   “The Art Of Romance”
  • BLOOD COUNT  /  Stan Getz  /   “Anniversary”
  • THE MASON  /  David Patrick Kelly  /   “Working”
  • I’LL BE LONG GONE  /  Cold Blood  /   “Thriller”
  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /   “When Harry Met Sally”
  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Only The Lonely”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Cody Owen Stine  /   (Live Performance)
  • I’M THRU WITH LOVE  /  Diana Krall  /   “All For You”
  • YOU’RE SO VAIN  /  Carly Simon  /   “No Secrets”
  • AMERICAN TUNE  /  Simon & Garfunkel  /   “Concert In Central Park”
  • I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Steven Pasquale  /   “Somethin‘ Like Love”
  • EMBRACEABLE YOU  Lillie Huddleston  /   “How Long Has This Been Going On”
  • HOUSE OF GOLD  /  Kenny Rankin  /   “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE  /  The Real Group  /   “Unreal”
  • I’M LOST  /  Carmen McRae  /   “Bittersweet”
  • LOVE THEME FROM “SPARTACUS”  /  Bill Evans & Jeremy Steig  /   “What’s New”
  • TEA AND SYMPATHY  /  Janis Ian  /   “Between The Lines”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack  /   “A Donny Hathaway Collection”
  • TWO FOR THE ROAD  /  Nancy LaMott  /   “The Best Of Nancy LaMott”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “TURNTABLE FOR ONE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY” -AN ARCHIVE REBROADCAST (12.18.21)

19 Dec

I started my Christmas vacation a little early and played the 2020 Christmas program, recorded back when we were all concerned about the pandemic and worried if large gatherings were the smartest way to celebrate the holiday. Hmmm – it seems the more things change…  Here’s the description I wrote about the show last year:

Some traditional holiday favorites, both from the show and around my house; plus a demo of a Christmas song with music composed by my son, Cody, and lyrics written by my wife, Megan. And if that weren’t enough to keep you awake and because no one begged me not to do it, once again I played the worst Christmas song ever written as sung by Robert Goulet. And what Turntable For One Christmas Party would be complete without the annual and traditional heartwarming retelling of the story of how a beloved Christmas song nearly got me expelled from Hebrew school? Merry and Happy and the best and safest holidays possible for all.  I’ll be back in the new year. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  “CD Or Album Title”

  • MY FAVORITE THINGS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Snowfall”
  • LET IT SNOW  /  The New York Voices  /  “Let It Snow”
  • CHRISTMAS BLUES  /  Holly Cole  /  “Jazz To The World”
  • CHRISTMAS NEVER GETS OLD  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “The Pianoman At Christmas”
  • THE SECRET OF CHRISTMAS  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN  / Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “After The Fall”
  • THE CHRISTMAS CARD  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • JINGLE BELLS  /  Kenny Rankin  /  A Christmas Album”
  • CHRISTMAS IS FOR CHILDREN  /  Sarah Charles & Cody Owen Stine  /  (Demo)
  • SING A CHRISTMAS CAROL  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Star of Wonder”
  • A CHILD IS BORN/SOME CHILDREN SEE HIM  /  Maureen McGovern  /  “Christmas With Maureen McGovern”
  • FLORIDA HOLIDAY  /  Adrian Cunningham & La Lucha  /  “New Holiday Classics”
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY  /  Ramsey Lewis Trio  /  “Sound Of Christmas”
  • HE’S GONNA TAKE AWAY OUR CHRISTMAS  /  Robert Goulet  /  “Robert Goulet’s Wonderful World Of Christmas”
  • HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS  /  The Manhattan Transfer  /  “The Christmas Album”
  • THE THEORY SONG  /  David Rakowski
  • THE CHRISTMAS SONG  /  John Legend  /  “A Legendary Christmas”
  • SNOW DAY  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “A Very Chaise Lounge Christmas”
  • SILENT NIGHT/I GUESS THERE AIN’T NO SANTA CLAUS  /  Barry Manilow  /  “Because It’s Christmas”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR’S EVE  /  Amber Weekes  /  “The Gathering”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • THE WORLD FOR CHRISTMAS  /  The Real Group  /  “The World For Christmas”
  • ANGEL’S LULLABY  /   Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Winter Wonderland”
  • SILENT NIGHT  /  Connie Evingson  /  “The Secret Of Christmas”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LIGHTBULB MOMENTS” (11.13.21)

15 Nov

They don’t happen often and they don’t happen to everyone. But if one does happen to you, it could change your life. Of course I’m talking about an IRS audit. Of course I’m not talking about an IRS audit. I’m talking about those out-of-the-blue, eye opening moments of inspiration or maybe self-discovery. One thing: they’re always moments of clarity. I don’t know what you call them: Serendipity? Intuition? Divine Intervention? Years and years of therapy? I called them something else this week. I called them Lightbulb Moments because that’s how I could get two-hours of music out of them – tossing in a few personal lightbulb moments that changed my own musical life.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT LOVE  /  The Jimmy Stahl Big Band w/ Genevieve-Renee Bisson  /  “I Just Found Out About Love”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Accentuate The Positive”
  • I USED TO BE COLOR BLIND  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • I NEVER KNEW  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Swing Along With Me”
  • HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • ON A CLEAR DAY  /  Tuck & Patti  /  “Love Warriors”
  • DETOUR AHEAD  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirting With Twilight”
  • IF I WERE A BELL  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • NESSUN DORMA  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Marie Osmond  /  “Nessun Dorma”
  • ARTISTRY IN RHYTHM  /  Stan Kenton  /  “At The Las Vegas Tropicana”
  • YOU TURNED THE TABLES ON ME  /  Cyrille Aimee & Mchael Valeanu  /  “I’ll Be Seeing You”
  • THERE’LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Life Is Beautiful”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Kellye Gray  /  “KG3 Live At The Bugle Boy”
  • UNTIL I MET YOU  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • I WAS A FOOL TO LET YOU GO  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Helen Merrill m /  “Live At Nalen”
  • WE THE PEOPLE  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Who’s The Old Man Now?”
  • IT ONLY HAPPENS ONCE  /  Samara Joy  /  “Samara Joy”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Bill Evans  /  “Waltz For Debby”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Boz Scaggs  /  “But Beautiful: Standards Vol. 1”
  • MEANING OF THE BLUES  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • BECAUSE WE’RE KIDS  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “The Rebecca Kilgore Trio Vol. 1”
  • BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU?  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Mr. Brown Goes To Washington”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “BAD HABITS” (10.23.21)

24 Oct

We all have them. We may try to hide them with varying degrees of success or failure because – let’s face it – they totally reveal us, they embarrass us, and the worst ones can  actually define us for the rest of our lives. Of course I’m talking about our high school yearbook photos. Of course I’m not talking about our high school yearbook photos. I’m talking about Bad Habits. So it was nothing but Bad Habits this week – ranging from binge watching to smoking, drinking, co-dependence. magical thinking, and more. I’d go on but I’ve been told that rambling is a bad habit. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • TV BLUES  /  Tom Rust and The Malcolm Edmonstone Trio  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • SCOTCH AND SODA  /  Amanda Carr  /  “Carr Toons”
  • I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Professional Dreamer”
  • MY NEW CELEBRITY IS YOU  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • DRINKING AGAIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nothing But The Best”
  • BAD HABITS  /  Rachael Price  /  “Dedicated To You”
  • I DON’T WORRY ABOUT A THING  /  Mose Allison  /  “Mose In Your Ear”
  • RUNNING WILD  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • COFFEE TIME  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Jack Jones & The Lennon Sisters  /  “Dream A Little Dream”
  • I’M ALWAYS DRUNK IN SAN FRANCISCO  /  Kitty Margolis  /  “Heart & Soul”
  • SOMETIMES I’M HAPPY  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • YOU’RE GETTING TO BE A HABIT WITH ME /  Delicatessen  /  “Bossa + Jazz”
  • LET’S TALK ABOUT ME  /  Hot Club Sandwich  /  “Café Matrix”
  • TALKING TO MYSELF  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Remembering You”
  • PENNIES FROM HEAVEN  /  Ruben Blades & Roberto Delgado & His Orchestra  /  “Salswing!”
  • DREAM  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • I JUST WANT TO BE HORIZONTAL  /  Samoa Wilson With The Jim Kweskin Band  /  “I Just Want To Be Horizontal”
  • THE TEXTING SONG /  Dave Tull  /  “Texting And Driving”
  • HUMMIN’ TO MYSELF  /  Linda Ronstadt  /  “Hummin’ To Myself”
  • HUNGRY MAN  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “For Centennial Reasons”
  • I’M HIP  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Confessions”
  • WHERE DID THE MAGIC GO?  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Astoria: Portrait Of The Artist”
  • SILLY HABITS  /  Mel Torme & Janis Ian  /  “Mel Torme And Friends”
  • DON’T SMOKE IN BED  /  Nina Simone  /  “Mood Indigo”
  • EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD  /  Kari Kirkland  /  “Wild Is the Wind”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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