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PLAYLIST FOR “THE GREATEST LOVE SONGS I WANT TO HEAR” (2.15.20)

17 Feb

Sure, other shows might play The Greatest Love Songs of The 20th Century or boast about playing The Greatest Love Songs of All Time, but only Turntable For One can play two hours of the Greatest Love Songs I Want To Hear. You want your favorites? Get your own show!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE  /  Sarah McKenzie  /  “Secrets Of My Heart”
  • LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met”
  • COMES LOVE  /  Chloe Perrier  /  “Petite Fleur”
  • LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND  /  Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross  /  “The Swingers”
  • HE LOVES ME I THINK  / Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • L.O.V.E.  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • YOU’LL SEE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Michel Legrand  /  “Michel Legrand At Shelly’s Manne-Hole”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Iggy Pop  /  “Apres”
  • LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE  /  Tamuz Nissim  /  “Capturing Clouds”
  • EASY LIVING  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Shawn Colvin  /  “Stormy Weather”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art of Romance”
  • EXACTLY LIKE YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina At Town Hall”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old, New, Borrowed, & The Blues”
  • LOVE IS GOOD FOR ANYTHING THAT AILS YOU  /  Barbara Cook  /  “Rainbow Around My Shoulders”
  • LOVE ISN’T EVERYTHING  /  Lucy Yeghiazaryan  /  “Blue Heaven”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • EMBRACEABLE YOU  /  Lillie Huddleston  /  “How Long Has This Been Going On”
  • I LOVE MY WIFE  /  Ron Boustead  /  “Unlikely Valentine”
  • SO I LOVE YOU  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack  /  “Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway”
  • THE PEOPLE YOU NEVER GET TO LOVE  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “The People That You Never Get To Love”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS” (2.1.20)

3 Feb

I’ve tried for months to do this theme, but something horrible would happen – in a mall, or a night club, or, dear God, another school. So, of course, out of decency I deferred. Besides, after a tragedy, that time is always reserved for politicians to offer their “thoughts and prayers” in lieu of doing anything. I thought I was safe this week, maybe because it was the night before the Super Bowl, or the night before Groundhog Day, or maybe because America really needs a hug this week, I offered some songs about thoughts and prayers. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SERMONETTE. /. Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross  /  “The Hottest New Group In Jazz”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU   /. Catherine Russell  /  “Harlem On My Mind”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN   /. Paul Jost  /  “Simple Life”
  • I SAY A LITTLE PRAYER FOR YOU   /. Aretha Franklin & Royal Philharmonic Orch.  /  “A Brand New Me”
  • HOUSE OF GOLD   /. Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • DON’T THINK TWICE   /  Janet Planet  /  “Janet Planet Sings The Bob Dylan Songbook”
  • I’LL ONLY MISS HER WHEN I THINK OF HER   /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Star”
  • RAINBOW CONNECTION   /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • SACK FULL OF DREAMS   /. Virginia Schenk  /  “Battle Cry”
  • PENSATIVA   /  Charles Lloyd  /  “Autumn In New York”
  • IF HE CHANGED MY NAME   /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina At The Village Gate”
  • WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH   /  Imelda May, Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • I THOUGHT OF YOU LAST NIGHT   /  Morgana King  /  “Wild Is Love”
  • LOSING MY MIND   /  Donna Murphy  /  “Wall To Wall Sondheim”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU   /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Joey DeFrancesco  /  “Singin’ & Swingin’”
  • PLEASE SEND ME SOMEONE TO LOVE   /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Save Your Love For Me”
  • PRAYER   /  Miles Davis  /  “Porgy & Bess”
  • BROWN BABY   /  Amber Weeks  /  “Pure Imagination”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE   /  Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington  /  “Francis A. & Edward K.”
  • LOST IN THE STARS   /  Nnenna Feelon  /  “Listen”
  • BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU   /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Mr. Oscar Brown Jr. Goes To Washington”
  • PARIS MISMATCH   /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “PLENTY OF MONEY AND YOU” (1.25.20)

27 Jan

This week, WMNR is holding its Winter Fundraising Drive and so in my usual subtle and surreptitious way, I offered songs with the subliminal theme of the cleansing benefits of giving your money away. My audience quickly saw through that baloney as I’m sure you have, but they also responded to my fundraising pleas with much appreciated generosity, supporting not just my show but this unusual radio station.  

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WITH PLENTY OF MONEY AND YOU  /  Tony Bennett & Count Basie  /  “Strike Up the Band”
  • HEY BIG SPENDER  /  Chaka Khan  /  “Classikahn”
  • SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN THEME  /  Randy Waldman  /  “Superheroes”
  • WE’RE IN THE MONEY  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Dedicated To Nelson”
  • MY MONEY’S LONG THIS MORNING, BABY  /  Jimmy Witherspoon & Brother Jack McDuff  /  “The Blues Is Now”
  • I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE  /  Yamit Lemoine  /  “Ain’t Misbehavin’”
  • WHY DON’T YOU DO RIGHT  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • MACK THE KNIFE (Three Penny Opera)  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Darin At The Copa”
  • CAN’T BUY ME LOVE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • I FOUND A MILLION DOLLAR BABY  /  Dizzy Gillespie  /  =“The Verve & Phillips Small Group Sessions”
  • PENNY LANE  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Silver Morning”
  • NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT  /  Nina Simone  /  “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”
  • OH THE MONEY  /  Audrey Bernstein  /  “Alright, Okay, You Win!”
  • DAVY THE FAT BOY  /  Randy Newman  /  Randy Newman Live”
  • LOADS OF LOVE  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “A Little Moonlight”
  • BROTHER, CAN YOU SPARE A DIME?  /  George Michael  /  “Symphonica”
  • LOVE FOR SALE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The Complete Ella In Berlin”
  • PENNIES FROM HEAVEN  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Sessions”
  • TEN CENTS A DANCE  /  Chris Connor  /  “Classic”
  • A DOLLAR FOR A DIME  /  Joe Williams  / “Every Night”
  • IF I HAD A DIME  /  Heather Simmons  /  “I’m Old Fashioned”
  • BUY AND SELL  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • LONG DADDY GREEN  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity is You”
  • GOD BLESS THE CHILD  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Be Good”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SONGS ABOUT SONGS” – A SHOW FROM THE ARCHIVES – (1.18.20)

20 Jan

MIA again last Saturday and pulled another show from the archive, a show from 2016. I’ll be back live this Saturday. Keep watching this space: Details to follow…

Over the last 7 years, I’ve thought of musical themes of songs for about nearly everything you can think of. Hope you caught my shows with songs about Boy Meets Tinder, Practical First Aid, and The Only Thing The NSA Isn’t Watching Is Paint Drying. This week’s theme, Songs About Songs, was (for a change) more about the music than my paranoia.  I’m content.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WITH A SONG IN MY HEART  /  Chet Baker  /  “She Was Too Good To Me”
  •  I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART  /  Adrienne Fenemor  /  “Blue Skies”
  • THE SONG IS YOU  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Rare Sinatra”
  •  WHEN HE MAKES MUSIC  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Extra Special”
  • IF YOU WERE A SONG  /  Billy Brandt  /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor”
  • THE SONG IS ENDED  /  The Swingle Singers  /  “A Celebration Of The Voice”
  • IT WAS ALMOST LIKE A SONG  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • MUSIC  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine Live At Carnegie Hall”
  • I HEAR MUSIC  /  Stephane Grappelli  /  “How High The Moon”
  • I LIKE TO RECOGNIZE THE TUNE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Frederica Von Stade  /  “Another Side of Frederica Von Stade”
  • MUSIC MAESTRO PLEASE  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • SONG ABOUT THE MOON  /  Alexis Cole  /  “Dazzling Blue”
  • THE MUSIC GOES ROUND AND ROUND  /  Mark Pompe  /  “Monks’ Dream”
  • ONE NOTE SAMBA  /  Veronneau  /  “Jazz Samba Project”
  • ONE NOTE SAMBA  /  Betty Carter  /  “Round Midnight”
  • JOHNNY ONE NOTE  /  Anita O’Day  /  “Anita O’Day Swings Rogers & Hart”
  • BROOKLYN LOVE SONG  /  Duchess  /  “Duchess”
  • SWING  /  Allan Harris  /  “Nobody’s Gonna Love You Better”
  • YOU ARE LIKE A SONG  Svetlana & The Delancy 5  /  “A Night At The Speakeasy”
  • SING  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Various  /  “Sesame Street: The Best Of Elmo”
  • CAN’T HELP SINGING  /  Jody Sandhaus  /  “A Fine Spring Morning”
  • AS LONG AS I’M SINGING  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Capitol Collectors Series”
  • TEACH ME A SONG  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Never Let Me Go”
  • BABY’S REQUEST  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • A DOLLAR FOR A DIME  /  Joe Williams  /  “Every Night”
  • DEEP SONG  /  Morgana King  /  “It’s A Quiet thing”
  • A SONG FOR YOU  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “A Song For You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “CHRISTMAS PARTY 2019” (12.21.19)

22 Dec

Lots of good cheer, great holiday music by favorites young and old, some talk about chopping down a Christmas tree and how the dreidel was an item of torture in my youth, plus chestnuts roasting on an open fire – until I remembered the radio station doesn’t have a fireplace. Merry Christmas to all; and a very happy new year. God knows we could use both. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MY FAVORITE THINGS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Snowfall”
  • WINTER WONDERLAND  /  Monica Ramey  /  “Some Enchanted Christmas”
  • I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS  /  Leslie Odom Jr.  /  “Simply Christmas”
  • CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE  /  Holly Cole  /  “Baby It’s Cold Outside”
  • IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF YEAR  /  Accent  /  “Christmas All The Way”
  • MISTER SANTA  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “A Very Chaise Lounge Christmas”
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY  /  Ramsey Lewis Trio  /  “Sound Of Christmas”
  • JINGLE BELLS  /  Bing Crosby & The Puppini Sisters  /  “Bing At Christmas”
  • I GOT MY LOVE TO KEEP ME WARM  /  Idina Menzel & Billy Porter  /  “Christmas: A Season”
  • WINTER’S NEVER COLD WHEN YOU’RE AROUND  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jane Lynch  /  “A Swingin’ Little Christmas”
  • I WONDER AS I WANDER  /  New York Voices  /  “GRP Christmas Collection”
  • THE THEORY SONG  /  David Rakowski  /  
  • THE CHRISTMAS SONG  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • GREENSLEEVES  /  Buddy Rich Big Band  /  “The Best Of Buddy Rich”
  • CHRISTMAS WILL REALLY BE CHRISTMAS  /  Kristin Korb  /  “That Time Of Year”
  • HE’S GONNA TAKE AWAY OUR CHRISTMAS  /  Robert Goulet  /  “Robert Goulet’s Wonderful World of Christmas”
  • THE MAN WITH THE BAG  /  Veronica Swift & JLCO  /  “Big Band Jazz II”
  • WE THREE KINGS  /  Joey DeFrancesco  /  “Home for the Holidays”
  • WHITE CHRISTMAS  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “A Christmas Album”
  • THE SECRET OF CHRISTMAS  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS  /  Avalon Jazz Band  /  “Wintertime Dreams”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • O TANNENBAUM  /  Aretha Franklin  /  “Big Band Holiday’s II”
  • 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 “LAUGHTER & TEARS” (12.7.19)

9 Dec

I’m sure I’ve mentioned a few dozen times that I’m a “glass half-empty” kind of guy. Not only do I think the glass is half-empty, I worry about who’s been drinking from my glass. I can find something sad about an IRS refund. And don’t get me started about “brown paper packages tied up with strings.” Don’t you think that’s setting the bar for happiness a little low? So, of course,  when I do a show about Laughter, I’m also going to do a show about Tears. It makes perfect sense to me – and, after all, it’s my show. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WHEN YOU’RE SMILING  /  Carol Welsman  /  “Memories Of You: A Tribute To Benny Goodman”
  • YOU’VE GOT ME CRYING AGAIN  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • LAUGHING AT LIFE  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • THIS FUNNY WORLD  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Complete Improv Recordings”
  • IT TAKES A LOT TO LAUGH. IT TAKES A TRAIN TO CRY  /  Janet Planet  /  “Janet Planet Sings The bob Dylan Songbook”
  • A MAN AIN’T SUPPOSED TO CRY  /  John Doakes  /  “Forever Reasons”
  • DON’T LET THE SUN CATCH YOU CRYING  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • I GUESS I’LL HANG MY TEARS OUT TO DRY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Only The Lonely”
  • THIS WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Take A Look”
  • THEY ALL LAUGHED  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Thomas Quastoff  /  “The Jazz Album”
  • WILLOW WEEP FOR ME  /  Stan Kenton  /  “Standards In Silhouette
  • INSIDE A SILENT TEAR  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • LAUGHING ON THE OUTSIDE  /  Nat Cole  /  “Where Did Everybody Go?”
  • I CRIED FOR YOU  /  Ellen Andersson Quartet  /  “I’ll Be Seeing You”
  • THE TEARS OF A CLOWN  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Pride & Joy”
  • CRY ME A RIVER  /  Malou Beauvoir & Jean Chaudron Trio  /  “An Evening At The Swan”
  • SMILE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Lyle Lovett  /  “Smile”
  • YOU’RE LAUGHING AT ME  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The Songbook Collections”
  • ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT (Elvis Laughing)  /  Elvis Presley  /  “Live 1969”
  • I’M GONNA LAUGH YOU RIGHT OUT OF MY LIFE  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • MONA LISA  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Tokyo ‘96”
  • I DON’T WANT TO CRY ANYMORE  /  Billie Holiday  /  “The Complete Billie Holiday On Verve”
  • WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  

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PLAYLIST FOR “VIOLENCE WEEK” (11.9.19)

11 Nov

If you ask me – and I’m going to pretend that you have – nothing stirs the heart and lifts our spirits like the men and women who, through practice and persistence, have mastered the art of violence — hey, wait a minute. That’s not what I’m typing! How do I turn off auto-fill? I mean VIOLINS! All of the music this week features a violin or a string section, or a jazz or classical violinist, plus a couple singers who also play violin. All in all, it was a very satisfying auditory discussion of string theory.  

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR THE SUNRISE  /  Aaron Weinstein  /  “3×3”
  • I CONCENTRATE ON YOU  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  •  THAT FACE  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • THEM THERE EYES  /  Yamit Lemoine  /  “AIn’t Misbehavin’”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Jamie Cullum & Laura Mvula  /  “Interlude”
  • I’VE GOT NO STRINGS  /  Roz Corral  /  “Telling Tales”
  • MAKE UP YOUR MIND  /  Andre Previn & Itzhak Perlman  /  “A Different Kind of Blues”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Gregory Porter  /  “Someone To Watch over Me”
  • DON’T TAKE YOUR LOVE FROM ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Rhonda Fleming  /  “The Very Best…”
  • MENILMONTANT  /  Avalon Jazz Band  /  “I Love Paris”
  • WHERE DO YOU START?  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • SPARKLE AND SHINE  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • THE MOOD I’M IN  /  Calabria Foti & John Pizzarelli  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • SOMETIMES I’M HAPPY  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • HOW HIGH THE MOON  /  Stephane Grappelli, Jean-Luc Ponty, Stuff Smith  /  “Jazz Violin Summit”
  • SAY IT (OVER & OVER AGAIN)  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Dedicated To You”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Gregory Harrington  /  “Without You”
  • YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin album”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Linda Ronstadt  /  “For Sentimental Reasons”
  • QUIET LONGING  /  Don Ellis Big Band  /  “Tears Of Joy”
  • AUTUMN IN NEW YORK  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Fly With Me”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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