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5 Nov

I spent the evening naming names – not in a Robert Mueller way, but by playing songs that have at least one reference to a real person.  Some name-drop many more than one person and others have spontaneous ad-lib shout-outs. The final song doesn’t really name-drop any person, but it was my way to say we’re thinking about you, NYC after the events of last week.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or album Title

  • MY NEW CELEBRITY IS YOU  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You” 
  • MISS YOU MR. MERCER  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • I LOVE BEING HERE WITH YOU  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Peggy Lee At Basin Street East”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • BLUES FOR WES  /  Lucky Peterson  /  “Tribute To Jimmy Smith”
  • GOTTA BE THIS OR THAT  /  Kim Nazarian & John Pizzarelli  /  “Some Morning”
  • I LOVE TO LOVE  /  Nina Simone  /  “Forbidden Fruit”
  • HOW ABOUT YOU?  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Concepts”
  • ONE NIGHT WITH FRANK  /  Erin Boheme  /  “What Love Is”
  • MICHAEL BUBLE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “The Vienna Affair”
  • SOMETHING STUPID  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Michael Buble & Reese Witherspoon  /  “To Be Loved”
  • MUSIC IS FOREVER  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Jackie & Roy: Forever”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Begin To Dance”
  • PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ  /  Fred Astaire  /  “The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • YOU COULD BE FRED  /  Jackie Allen  /  “The Men In My Life”
  • YOU’RE THE TOP  /  Stacey Kent  /  “The Boy Next Door”
  • HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Nancy Sinatra  /  “California Girl”
  • JAZZ BAND IN HEAVEN  /  Daphna Levy  /  “Late Night Journey”
  • HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON  /  Lillie Huddleston  /  “How Long Has This Been Going On”
  • CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS  /  Dinah Washington  /  “The Fats Waller Songbook” (Emarcy)
  • MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • VAN LINGLE MUNGO  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Dave Frishberg Classics”
  • BEYOND COMPARE  /  Courtenay Day  /  “State Of Bliss”
  • NANCY WITH THE LAUGHING FACE  /  John Coltrane Quartet  /  “Ballads”
  • PRELUDE TO A KISS  /  Morgana King  /  “A Taste Of Honey”
  • NEW YORK STATE OF MIND  /  Tony Bennett & Billy Joel  /  “Playin’ With My Friends”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine    

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10 Jan

As Turntable For One moves into its new time-slot (now 9:00-11:00 PM) I wanted to do a show about being all alone in the radio station since my friend, Dan Lenore, has retired his show which preceded mine.  I thought that paying tribute to him would be easier than paying back the money I owe him. I’ll let you know how that turns out. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title


  • MY BUDDY  /  Dr. John  /  “Trippin’ Live”
  • WHAT’LL I DO  /  Kim Nazarian  /  “Some Morning”
  • SATURDAY NIGHT IS THE LONELIEST NIGHT  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • CALL ME LONELY  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “When You Make Me Smile”
  • DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • IT’S ALWAYS 4:00 AM  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Blue & Pink, The Blue Songs”
  • MY ECHO, MY SHADOW, AND ME  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses At The Bottom”
  • LEARNING THE BLUES  /  Anita Wardell  /  “Kinda Blue”
  • EMPTY TABLES  /  Loston Harris  /  “Why Try To Change Me Now”
  • DRINKIN’ AGAIN  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story?
  • IT’S LONELY AT THE TOP  /  Randy Newman  /  “Songbook Vol. 1”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Whisper Not”
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy  /  “The Dream”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Cassia DeMayo  /  “Heart, We Will Forgive Him”
  • I HAVEN’T ANYTHING BETTER TO DO  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Ask A Woman Who Knows”
  • BILLY’S BLUES  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • SOLITUDE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “Baby Plays Around”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • ALL BY MYSELF  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Oh, Look At Me Now”
  • ONLY THE LONELY  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Dancing In The Dark”
  • JUST DROPPED BY TO SAY HELLO  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Capitol Years”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Theme Music)

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PLAYLIST FOR “EITHER/OR” (11.21.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

22 Nov

Each week when I’m putting together a show, I have to decide between so many choices – either a new singer or a classic one; either a familiar song or something more recent; and, most important of all, either libel or slander.  This week I decided to let the singers wrestle with their own Either/Or decisions. Why should I have to do all the work?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music of Coltrane & Hartman”
  • GOTTA BE THIS OR THAT  /  Kim Nazarian & John Pizzarelli  /  “Some Morning”
  • THEY’RE EITHER TOO YOUNG OR TOO OLD  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “For The Duration”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga   /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • COME RAIN OR COME SHINE  /  Sinne Eeg & Thomas Fonnesbaek  /  “Eeg & Fonnesbaek”
  • LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • WITH OR WITHOUT YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jackie Evancho  /  “Awakening”
  • SUMMER, HIGHLAND FALLS  /  Billy Joel  /  “The Complete Albums Collection”
  • TULIP OR TURNIP  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AIN’T MY BABY  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • I HOPE YOU DANCE  /  Deborah Lippmann & Savion Glover  /  “Nightingale”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine


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