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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO NEW YORK” (9.11.21)

12 Sep

First show of my 12th season. It was great to be back. But, as reluctant as I am to admit it, the day was certainly not about me. It was September 11th. So for New York, and for anyone and everyone with scars on their heart for what happened on that day twenty years ago, I played songs celebrating the indomitable spirit, the complexity, and the inspiration that is New York City. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • TAKE THE “A” TRAIN  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Sophisticated Lady”
  • LULLABY OF BROADWAY  /  Tony Bennett & The Chicks  /  “Duets An American Classic”
  • MANHATTAN  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • MANHATTAN  /  Sara Bareilles  /  “Brave Enough: Live At The Variety Playhouse”
  • THE ZABAR SHUFFLE  /  Aaron Weinstein  /  “3×3”
  • NEW YORK’S MY HOME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Lazy Afternoon”
  • IN A NEW YORK MINUTE  /  Ian Shaw  /  A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • BROOKLYN BRIDGE  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Great City”
  • NEW YORK NEW YORK  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  David Hasselhoff  /  “David Hasselhoff Sings America”
  • SUNDAY IN NEW YORK  /  Kelly Green  /  “Life Rearranged”
  • BIG APPLE CONTEST  /  Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Swing Out”
  • NEW YORK CITY BLUES  /  Sammy Davis Jr. & Count Basie  /  “Our Shining Hour”
  • TAKE ME BACK TO MANHATTAN  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Still on The Road”
  • ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK  /  Sting  /  “Live In Berlin”
  • AUTUMN IN NEW YORK  /  Charlie Parker  /  “Charlie Parker For Lovers”
  • BROADWAY  /  Greta Matassa  /  “I Wanna Be Loved”
  • KILLED A CAT  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Silver Morning”
  • LULLABY OF BIRDLAND  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Mariah Carey  /  “The Rarities”
  • A HEART IN NEW YORK  /  Art Garfunkel  /  “The Concert In Central Park”
  • HARLEM ON MY MIND  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Harlem On My Mind”
  • DO YOU MISS NEW YORK?  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “At The Algonquin”
  • NEW YORK STATE OF MIND  /  Nancy Kelly  /  “Born To Swing”
  • AN AMERICAN TUNE  /  Kurt Elling  /  “1619 Broadway/The Brill Building Project”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “IN THE COMPANY OF ACCOMPANISTS” (5.22.21)

23 May

Usually I shine the spotlight on the singer behind the mic, but this week I also wanted to pay tribute to some of the other people on the bandstand, the indispensable musicians who are just as adept and flexible and generous in supporting a singer as they are in taking a solo. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist & Accompanist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU  /  Hilary Gardner & Ehud Asherie  /  “The Late Set”
  • YOU CAN DEPEND ON ME  /  Joe Williams & Norman Simmons  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND  /  Roberta Gambarini & Dave Brubeck  /  “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  • MISTY  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Paul Smith  /  “Ella Fitzgerald For Lovers”
  • MISTY  /  Ella Fitzgerald & The London Symphony Orchestra  /  “Someone To Watch Over Me”
  • I WANT TO BE A SIDEMAN  /  Connie Evingson & Dave Frishberg  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Al Hibbler & Rahsaan Roland Kirk  /  “A Meeting Of The Times”
  • I SHOULD CARE  /  Diahann Carroll & Andre Previn  /  “The Andre Previn Trio”
  • FOR MY LADY  /  The Real Group & Toots Thielemans  /  “One For All”
  • THE LAMP IS LOW  /  (Mystery Accompanist)  /  Carmen McRae & Shirley Horn  /  “Sarah: Dedicated To You”
  • OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Shirley Horn  Trio/  “Live At Vine Street”
  • THEY SAY IT’S WONDERFUL  /  Kurt Elling & Lawrence Hobgood  /  “Dedicated To You”
  • SONG FOR MY FATHER  /  Lillie Huddleston & Cody Owen Stine  /  “How Longs Has This Been Going On?”
  • HERE COMES THE SUN  /  Yo-Yo- Ma & James Taylor  /  “Songs Of Joy & Peace”
  • LA VIE EN ROSE/AU PRIVAVE  /  Rebecca Dumaine & Dave Miller  /  “Someday, Someday”
  • I’M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN  /  (Mystery Accompanist)  /  Paul McCartney & Diana Krall  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • DEED I DO  /  Diana Krall  /  “Diana Krall Live In Paris”
  • AZURE-TE  /  Nat King Cole & George Shearing  /  “Nat King Cole Sings & George Shearing Plays”
  • DAY BY DAY  /  Lauren Henderson & Sullivan Fortner  /  “The Songbook Session”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Tuck & Patti  /  “Love Warriors”
  • YOU’RE NEARER (Take 9)  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings”
  • MOON RIVER  /  Nancy LaMott & Christopher Marlowe  /  “Come Rain Or Come Shine”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Mark Winkler & David Benoit  /  “Old Friends”
  • TWO FOR THE ROAD  /  Tierney Sutton & Christian Jacob  /  “I’m With The Band”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “VIOLENCE WEEK” – A SHOW FROM THE ARCHIVES (2.27.21)

1 Mar

I spent the week wandering through the Turntable For One archives and found this show from Nov. 2019. It certainly made me nostalgic for doing a live show. Sigh… This is how I introduced the playlist back then:

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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PLAYLIST FOR “TURNTABLE FOR ONE CHRISTMAS PARTY 2020” (12.19.20)

20 Dec

Some traditional holiday favorites, both from the show and around my house; plus a demo of a new Christmas song with music by my son, Cody, and lyrics by my wife, Megan. And if that weren’t enough to keep you awake, the worst Christmas song ever written, sung by Robert Goulet. and the 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. 

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  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  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 “I’M IN A DANCING MOOD” (12.5.20)

6 Dec

Though there aren’t that many reasons to sing or dance these days, just to make certain we still remember what they look and sound like, I played a couple of hours of “dance” song and great singers. Now that’s my idea of dancing with the stars!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • DO YOU WANT TO DANCE?  /  Bette Midler  /  “The Divine Miss M”
  • COME DANCE WITH ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Dance With Me”
  • LET’S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE  /  Donna Byrne  /  “Let’s Face The Music & Dance”
  • FAST DANCE  /  Fred Astaire & Oscar Peterson  /  “Mr. Top Hat”
  • WALTZ FOR DEBBY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • USELESS WALTZ  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Classics”
  • DANCING TAMBOURINE  /  Erroll Garner  /  “One World Concert”
  • MIDNIGHT AT THE STARLIGHT HAUNTED BALLROOM  /  Josie Falbo  /  “You Must Believe In Spring”
  • CHANGE PARTNERS  /  Ian Shaw  “Echoes of a Song”
  • SHALL WE DANCE  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • SHALL WE DANCE  /  Loston Harris  /  “Comes Love”
  • I’M IN A DANCING MOOD  /  The Dave Brubeck Quartet  /  “Time Outtakes”
  • I LOVE THE WAY YOU DANCE  /  Ronnie Whyte  /  “Shades of Whyte”
  • CHEEK TO CHEEK  /  Annie Sellick& Joey DeFrancesco  /  “No Greater Thrill”
  • THE BEST THINGS HAPPEN WHEN YOU’RE DANCING  /  Kurt Elling  “This Time It’s Love”
  • DREAM DANCING  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Dream”
  • SIMON SMITH AND HIS DANCING BEAR  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • DIG IT  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Normal As Blueberry Pie”
  • SOMETHING MAKES ME WANT TO DANCE WITH YOU  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Let’s Face the Music”
  • SO DANCO SAMBA  /  Simone Kopmajer  /  “My Wonderland”
  • THE NIGHT THE PUGILIST LEARNED HOW TO DANCE  /  Sting  /  “The Last Ship”
  • JITTERBUG WALTZ  /  Michel Legrand  /  “Legrand Jazz”
  • I WAS TELLING HER ABOUT YOU  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Talk To Me”
  • WE MIGHT AS WELL DANCE  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “Anthem”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • THE LAST DANCE/DANCING IN THE DARK  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Dancing In The Dark”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “11TH ANNUAL MUSIC TO BE THANKFUL FOR” (11.28.20)

29 Nov

Definitely one of my favorite shows every year because it gives me a chance to highlight music I’m thankful for and invite other WMNR broadcasters (B) and some of my favorite singers (S) to talk about and introduce music that’s important to them. Plus, because this show always falls near my birthday, it’s also “family night” at Turntable For One. So my wife and son join me at the radio station to offer their banter and musical selections. This year was different. My wife, Megan, was in the studio with me; our son, Cody, whom we saw at Thanksgiving via FaceTime (just like so many families this year), reported in from the safety of his NYC apartment. Stay well. Stay safe. Everyone.

(Guest)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MILESTONES  /  Christian McBride Big Band  /  “For Jimmy Wes, And Oliver”
  • (Gary Fountain-B)  /  WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD  /  Louis Armstrong  /  “What A Wonderful World”
  • BUT NOT FOR ME  /  Janet Planet  /  “Live At the Metropolitan Room NYC”
  • (Janet Planet-S)  /  THE MASQUERADE IS OVER  /  Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley   /  “Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley”
  • (Will Duchon-B)  /  STARDUST  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra & Strings”
  • SQUEEZE ME  /  Amber Weekes  /  “Pure Imagination”
  • (Amber Weekes-S)  /  BUT I WAS COOL  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Sin & Soul”
  • (Diana Blaze-B)  /  SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Classic Sinatra”
  • (Megan Stine)  /  DAY NUMBER 2  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Demo)
  • (Fred Velarde-B)  /  I CONCENTRATE ON YOU  /  Kiri Te Kanawa  /  “Sings Cole Porter”
  • (Sue Kennedy-B)  /  MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE  /  Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane  /  “John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman”
  • (Cody Owen Stine)  /  PLACE ST. HENRI  /  Oscar Peterson Trio  /  “The Will to Swing”
  • (Rene Marie-S)  /  BOLERO/SUZANNE  /  Rene Marie  /  “Live At The Jazz Standard”
  • (Cindy Carlson-B)  /  BOTH SIDES NOW  /  Joni Mitchell  /  “Clouds”
  • (Garrett Stack-B)  /  ONE MINUTE YOU’RE HERE  /  Bruce Springsteen  /  “Letter To You”
  • AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’  /  Champian Fulton  /  “After Dark
  • (Champian Fulton-S)  /  YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Dinah Washington  /  “For Those In Love”
  • (Gary Gerrard-B)  /  NEVER MY LOVE  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Man In The Air”
  • THAT’S IT, I QUIT  /  Sarah McKenzie  /  “We Could Be Lovers”
  • (Sarah McKenzie-S)  /  CHEGA DE SAUDADE  /  Antonio Carlos Jobim  /  “Rio Revisted”
  • (Rich Moran-B)  /  STARDUST  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “25”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LET’S GO CLUBBING” (AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST) (10.17.20)

18 Oct

This is a re-broadcast of a show from last April, a simpler time when I couldn’t imagine that 8 months later things could be so much worse and heartache and loss could be so preponderant. This is how I introduced the playlist back then:

While everyone’s sheltering in place or self-quarantining, there are two ways to look at this week’s show featuring all live performances from jazz clubs and venues around the world: either I’m trying to make people feel bad because of all the night life we’re missing OR I’m trying to give people hope for what’s to come after this damned pandemic has run at least its first course. Which is it? You be the judge. I just had fun playing some of my favorite singers in front of a band, behind a microphone, in front of an audience. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN  /  Kurt Elling & James Morrison  /  “Live In New York”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Mimi Fox & Greta Matassa  /  “Two For The road”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old, New, Borrowed, and The Blues”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Kellye Gray  /  “KG3-Live”
  • GET ME TO THE CHURCH  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Vegas”
  • STREET OF DREAMS  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Vegas”
  • HEEBIE JEEBIES  /  Duchess  /  “Live At The Jazz Standard”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jackie Wilson  /  “At The Copa”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC  /  Carmen McRae & Betty Carter  /  “The Carmen McRae-Betty Carter Duets”
  • CRAZY RHYTHM  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “Welcome Home Bon Voyage”
  • PRELUDE TO A KISS  /  Rahsaan Roland Kirk  /  “Bright Moments”
  • YOU FASCINATE ME SO  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Wild & Free”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Jon Batiste & Rachael Price  /  “Anatomy Of Angels”
  • MEAN OLD MAN  /  James Taylor & Wynton Marsalis  /  “United We Swing”
  • MAYBE  /  Lena Horne  /  “An Evening With Lena Horne”
  • WAYFARING STRANGER  /  Joe Williams  /  “At Newport ‘63”
  • NEW AGE/OLD AGE BLUES  /  Faith Winthrop  /  “Havin’ Myself A Time”
  • THE MORE I SEE YOU  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Falling In Love With Love”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Bill Evans  /  “On A Monday Evening”
  • I’VE GOT IT BAD  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live At Rosy’s”
  • BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Mr. Brown Goes To Washington”
  • POLKA DOTS AND MOONBEAMS  /  Greetje Kauffeld  /  “Heaven’s Open”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Gregory Porter  /  “One Night Only (Live At The Royal Albert Hall)”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “IT’S WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY! SIGH…” (10.10.20)

11 Oct

Saturday was World Mental Health Day. So, of course, I wanted to play two hours of positive, motivating, and encouraging songs. JUST KIDDING!! Doing that would have made me part of the solution, not part of the problem. That’s not the way I roll. In addition to some favorite songs about the questionable mental state of the world, I also played songs about several of the stressors indicating less than optimum mental health. Okay, yes, it was just another show about me.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • YOU’RE DRIVING ME CRAZY  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving me Crazy”
  • YOU COULD DRIVE A PERSON CRAZY  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine Sings Sondheim”
  • STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life Collected”
  • CRAZY  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Something Cool”
  • EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend – Live In California”
  • I JUST WANT TO BE HORIZONTAL  /  The Jim Kweskin Band & Samoa Wilson  /  “I Just Want To Be Horizontal”
  • DIG YOU LIKE CRAZY  /  Radam Schwartz Organ Big Band  /  “Message From Groove & GW”
  • CRAZY HE CALLS ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Audra McDonald  /  “Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill”
  • I’M GONNA LIVE TILL I DIE  /  Queen Latifah  /  “Trav’lin’ Light”
  • I’M THROUGH WITH LOVE  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirting With Twilight”
  • INSOMNIA  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN  /  John Doakes  /  “Forever Reasons”
  • KEEP IT TO YOURSELF  /  Amy Rigby  /  “18 Again”
  • MUSIC THERAPY FOR ANXIOUS CATS  /  Pet Care Club  /  “Cat Music”
  • IT’S ALWAYS 4:00 A.M.  /  Kellye Gray /  “Pink & Blue: The Blue Songs”
  • OH YOU CRAZY MOON  /  Wes Montgomery  /  “Willow Weep For Me”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • LOSING MY MIND  /  Donna Murphy  /  “Wall To Wall Sondheim”
  • THIS FUNNY WORLD  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Life Is Beautiful”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Gladys Knight  /  “Before Me”
  • SACK FULL OF DREAMS  /  Mark Murphy  /  “September Ballads”
  • WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW  /  Stacey Kent  /  “The Boy Next Door”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

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PLAYLIST FOR “IN THE PRESENT PERFECT – A MUSICAL TRIBUTE” (9.19.20)

20 Sep

Who wants to take a quiz? Of course you do! It’s a grammar quiz – and of course you don’t. Too bad; here it is: Present Perfect. I know – there’s nothing perfect about the present. I meant Present Perfect Tense. I know – could things get any more tense? You’re still not with me. The Present Perfect Tense describes something that began in the past and is still happening – like this interminable introduction. Present Perfect tense is formed by the word have or has followed by the past participle of a verb. For instance this introduction has shaken my trust in humanity. Which is a bit extreme, don’t you think? A better example would be all of the song titles in my playlist. Yes, it was another one of my self-indulgent and utterly futile attempts to Make Grammar Great Again (MGGA!) with a Musical Tribute to the Present Perfect Tense.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WE’VE JUST BEGUN  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “We’ve Just Begun”
  • HAVE YOU MET MISS JONES?  /  Tony Bennett & Stan Getz  /  “Jazz”
  • I’VE GOT A LOT OF LIVING TO DO  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live At Rosy’s”
  • I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Standing Room Only”
  • I HAVE THE FEELING I’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Two For The Road”
  • I HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE  /  Lorraine Craig & National Youth Jazz Orch.  /  “Shades of Blue & Green”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Erroll Garner  /  “Night Concert”
  • I AIN’T GOT NOTHIN’ BUT THE BLUES  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • I’VE GOT A CRUSH ON YOU  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At Zardi’s”
  • AFTER YOU’VE GONE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Phil Collins  /  “50 Years In Music”
  • I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER  /  Lea DeLaria  /  “Play It Cool”
  • HAVEN’T WE MET?  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Because Of You”
  • I NEVER HAS SEEN SNOW  /  Hilary Gardner & Ehud Asherie  /  “The Late Set”
  • I’VE BEEN AROUND  /  Frank Sinatra Jr. & Tierney Sutton & Pat Williams  /  “Home Suite Home”
  • I’VE FOUND A NEW BABY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockhlm”
  • I’VE NEVER BEEN IN LOVE BEFORE  /  Lorez Alexandria  /  “Alexandria The Great”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Kenny Washington  /  “What’s The Hurry”
  • I’VE GOT NO STRINGS  /  Gina Saputo  /  “Swingin’ On A Star”
  • I MUST HAVE BEEN BLIND  /  Tim Buckley  /  “Blue Afternoon”
  • I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE  /  Brad Meldau Trio  /  “Anything Goes”
  • I HAVEN’T GOT ANYTHING BETTER TO DO  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  George Michael  /  “Symphonica”
  • I GOT IT BAD AND THAT AIN’T GOOD  /  Heather Masse & Dick Hyman  /  “Lock My Heart”
  • I HAVE DREAMED  /  Kurt Elling & Branford Marsalis  /   “The Questions”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LET’S TALK ABOUT ME” – AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST – (8.8.20)

9 Aug

(I took the week off and found a show from 2018. It was like finding my lost youth and innocence…and some great music. Here are my comments from that other world ago.)

Last night’s show was all about me – no, it’s not what you’re thinking. Check out the song titles and you’ll see that the show was all about “me,” not me. Although since I chose all the songs and all the singers myself, wasn’t the show really all about me? If anyone isn’t utterly confused yet, write to me. I’m sure I can fix that. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ALL OF ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Swing Easy!”
  • IT’S ALL RIGHT WITH ME  /  Cassandra McKinley  /  “Right In Front Of You”
  • COME FLY WITH ME  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “One More For The Road”
  • COME DANCE WITH ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • LET’S TALK ABOUT ME  /  Hot Club Sandwich  /  “Café Matrix”
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Sister Orchid”
  • WAIT FOR ME  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • PLEASE CONSIDER ME  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • ME AND MY SHADOW  /  Jeff Goldblum, Sarah Silverman, Till bronner  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • LOVER COME BACK TO ME  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Gypsy In My Soul”
  • LUCKY TO BE ME  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Lucky to Be Me”
  • HOLD ME HOLD ME HOLD ME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings Comden & Green”
  • CHASE ME  /  Erroll Garner  /  “Ready Take One”
  • HE NEEDS ME  /  Nina Simone  /  “Mood Indigo”
  • MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • THE BEST THING FOR YOU  /  Nat Cole  /  “Tell Me All About Yourself”
  • TREAT ME NICE  /  Marina & The Kats  /  “Wild”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Danny DeVito  /  “Living Out Loud”
  • TALK TO ME  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Inspiring Love”
  • JUST YOU, JUST ME  /  Hetty Kate  /  “Comes Love”
  • MEET ME AT NO SPECIAL PLACE  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles: Live In London”
  • MEET ME AT THE FOUNTAIN  /  Cody Owen Stine & Marissa McGowan  /  (Live Performance)
  • BUT NOT FOR ME  /  Ahmad Jamal  /  “At The Pershing”
  • LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • DON’T WORRY ‘BOUT ME  /  Kurt Elling & Count Basie  /  “All About The Basie”
  • DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “The Very Thought Of You”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Bennett Sings Ellington/Hot & Cool”
  • SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME  /  Fran Jeffries  /  “This Is Fran Jeffries”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine 

Missed the show? I’m sure that’s as disappointing to you as it is to me. Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to an archived version.

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