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PLAYLIST FOR “DEBATE NIGHT” (10.1.16)

3 Oct

I started the show with an hour of songs about debates, candidates, and politics. What was I thinking? So half-way through, realizing people want to get away from the cacophony and chaos, I played an hour of music to steer attention away and calm the soul from all the madness.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • (Classic Debate)  /  LET’S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF  /Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Best Of Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong”
  • (Candidates’ Delusion)  /  THE BEST THING FOR YOU  /  Nat Cole  /  “Tell Me All About Yourself”
  • (What Donald Is Told)  /  CONTROL YOURSELF  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine At Carnegie Hall”
  • (What Donald Does)  /  RUNNIN’ WILD  /  Avalon Jazz Band
  • (What Hillary Thinks)  /  EV’RYBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “My Kind Of Broadway”
  • (What Hillary Wants People To Think)  /  SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD  /  Diana Krall  /  “Wallflower”
  • (Trump Twitter Tirade About Me)  /  YOUR MIND IS ON VACATION  /  Mose Allison  /  “Lounge Live From The Mountain Stage”
  • (Climate Change Denier)  /  BLUE SKIES  /  Adrienne Fenemor  /  “Blue Skies”
  • (Climate Change Advocate)  /  TOO DARN HOT  /  Fay Claassen  /  “Red, Hot, & Blue: The Music Of Cole Porter”
  • OH, CALIFORNIA  /  David Ackles  /  “American Gothic”
  • (Fat Shaming)  /  DAVY THE FAT BOY  /  Randy Newman  /  “Randy Newman/Live”
  • (What Candidates Want Us To Believe)  /  EVERYTHING’S COMING UP ROSES  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Carol Burnett  /  “Let Me Entertain You”
  • (What The Electorate Really Thinks)  /  STOP THIS TRAIN  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story?”
  • (A Plea From Millennials)  /  YOUNG AND FOOLISH  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Timeless Mark Murphy”
  • AMERICAN TUNE  /  Paul Simon  /  “There Goes Rhymin’ Simon”
  • SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Sara Gazarek & Josh Nelson  /  Dream In The Blue”
  • EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Sting Variations”
  • BY MYSELF  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • I’M A FOOL TO WANT YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Kristin Chenoweth  /  “The Art Of Elegance”
  • LIVE ALONE AND LIKE IT  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Let’s Get Lost”
  • LI’L DARLIN’  /  The Real Group  /  “Live”
  • DON’T DREAM OF ANYBODY BUT ME  /  Bobby Darin  /  “This Is Darin”
  • LI’L DARLIN  /  Count Basie  /  “Atomic Basie”
  • LOOK TO THE RAINBOW  /  Astrud Gilberto  /  “Look To The Rainbow”
  • YOU MIGHT AS WELL LIVE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Till I Get It Right”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Podcasts on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, here:

PLAYLIST FOR “BROADWAY VS JAZZ, THE VOCAL SMACK-DOWN” (1.26.13)

27 Jan

I know it wasn’t really a fair competition, not when jazz (-inflected) singers can change characters with every song they sing, and look for  colors of melody and nuance of lyric to emphasize or embellish; while Broadway singers have to stay in character, become a part of a story, and yet still button an emotional moment. But this was a great excuse to listen to some of my favorite singers push the boundaries of their comfort zones. 

 SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE  /  Victoria Clark  /  “15 Seconds of Grace”
  • BABY DREAM YOUR DREAM  /  Tony Bennett  /  “For Once In My Life”
  • LET YOURSELF GO  /  Kristin Chenoweth  /  “Let Yourself Go”
  • MAYBE  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • ALL THE WAY  /  Kelli O’Hara  /  “Wonder In The World”
  • THIS NEARLY WAS MINE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Concert Sinatra”
  • IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS  /  Barbra Streisand  /  “Love Is The Answer”
  • AIN’T WE GOT FUN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Dick Van Dyke  /  “Jazz Blues Vol. 1
  • STICK AROUND  /  Sammy Davis  /  “Golden Boy – Original Cast Recording”
  • ANYONE CAN WHISTLE  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Color And Light”
  • DID I EVER REALLY LIVE?  /  Joe Williams  /  “One More For My Baby”
  • BUT NOT FOR ME  /  Tom Wopat  /  “Consider It Swung”
  • LOST IN THE STARS  /  Nnenna Freelon  /  “Listen”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)