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PLAYLIST FOR “MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE IMPERATIVE MOOD” (11.19.22)

21 Nov

Once again, Turntable For One went  where no other radio programs dare to go – possibly because all they care about is being entertaining. Instead I decided it was time to do my best to try to make grammar great – and even glorious – again! This time with a Musical Tribute to the Imperative Mood. Was there a test? No, I figure listening to my show is an endurance test and that’s enough.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • COME BACK TO ME   /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Vegas”
  • PEEL ME A GRAPE  /  Blossom Dearie & Lyle Lovett  /  
  • DON’T WORRY ‘BOUT ME  /  Kurt Elling    “All About That Basie”
  • LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • CRY ME A RIVER  /  Barbra Streisand  /  “Live At The Bon Soir”
  • HOLD IT RIGHT THERE  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving Me Crazy”
  • WHY DON’T YOU DO RIGHT  /  Judith Owen  /  “Come On & Get It”
  • LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING  /  Chet Baker w/ NDR Big Band  /  “The Legacy”
  • MAKE ME RAINBOWS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Carol Burnett  /  “Carol Burnett Sings”
  • DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • CROSS ME OFF YOUR LIST  /  Dena DeRose w/ Jeremy Pelt  /  “Ode To The Road”
  • TRY YOUR WINGS  /  Tom Rust  /  “Lucky To Be Me”
  • GET THEE BEHIND ME SATAN  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At The Hollywood Bowl”
  • EVERYBODY SAYS DON’T  /  Mark Jennet  /  “Everybody Say Don’t”
  • LONG STRONG AND CONSECUTIVE  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “interlude”
  • DON’T TAKE YOUR LOVE FROM ME  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “The Nancy Wilson Show”
  • NEVER LET ME GO  /  Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “Tokyo 96”
  • BE CAREFUL IT’S MY HEART  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • REMIND ME  /  Paul Marinaro  /  “Not Quite Yet”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING  /  Allan Harris & Takana Miyamoto  ./  “Convergence”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  Dee Dee Bridgewater  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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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 “AN EVENING WITH FRANK” (AN ARCHIVE REBROADCAST) (10.8.22)

9 Oct

Couldn’t do a live show this week, so I led my audience on a trip down memory lane…which, admittedly, is becoming a shorter and shorter trip for me. Here’s what I wrote when the show was first broadcast. 

He gave us so much wonderful, unforgettable music. Wait, you’re thinking of that Frank? I was thinking of Frank Loesser and I tried to squeeze as many gems in his voluminous songbook from movies, Broadway, and popular song into a couple hours as I could. But before the Evening With Frank began, I opened the show again with another song from a young Ukrainian jazz singer who remains (as of this posting) safe and even hopeful in Kyiv. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • TAKE LOVE EASY  /  Alina Zalozna Quartet
  • GUYS AND DOLLS  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /   “If I Ruled The World”
  • LUCK BE A LADY  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Best Of Vegas”
  • MOMENTS LIKE THIS  /  Peggy Lee  /   “Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee”
  • JOEY, JOEY, JOEY  /  Al Jarreau  /  “25 Greatest Hits”
  • LET’S GET LOST  /  Cyrille Aimee  /   “Let’s Get Lost”
  • MORE I CANNOT WISH YOU  /  Johnny Hartman  /   “This One’s For Tedi”
  • TWO SLEEPY PEOPLE  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /   Carly Simon & John Travolta  /   “Film Noir”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  Kelly Green  /   “Life Rearranged”
  • I’VE NEVER BEEN IJN LOVE BEFORE  /  Oscar Peterson Trio  /   “The Trio Live From Chicago”
  • HAMLET  /  Karen Oberlin  /   Karen Oberlin Live At The Algonquin”
  • THE LADY’S IN LOVE WITH YOU  /  Steven Pasquale  /   “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • ON A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA  Renee Olstead W/ Carol Welsman  /   “Renee Olstead”
  • BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /   “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • I HEAR MUSIC  /  Dakota Staton  /   “Great Ladies Of Song: Dakota Staton”
  • HEART AND SOUL  /  Joe Williams & George Shearing  /   “Heart And Soul”
  • IF I WERE A BELL  /  Stacey Kent  /   “Dreamer In Concert”
  • THE INCH WORM  /  Paul McCartney  /   “Kisses On The Bottom
  • I BELIEVE IN YOU  /  Jackie Messina  /   “Necessary Arrangement”
  • CAN’T GET OUT OF THIS MOOD  /  Tony Bennett  /   “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • I GO FOR THAT  /  Hetty Kate & Irwell Street String Band  /   “11:60 PM”
  • SPRING WILL BE A LITTLE LATE THIS YEAR  /  Larry Coryell  /   “Private Concert”
  • I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Shirley Horn  /   “I Thought About You: Live At Vine Street”
  • SAY IT  /  Kurt Elling  /   “Dedicated To You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FROR “I’M IN A DANCING MOOD” (AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST) )9.25.22)

25 Sep

Couldn’t do a live show this week. So I dipped into the archive from a few years ago. From the intro I wrote at the time, clearly the more things change, the more they stay the same…

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 “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 “AN EVENING WITH FRANK” (4.2.22)

3 Apr

He gave us so much wonderful, unforgettable music. Wait, you’re thinking of that Frank? I was thinking of Frank Loesser and I tried to squeeze as many gems in his voluminous songbook from movies, Broadway, and popular song into a couple hours as I could. But before the Evening With Frank began, I opened the show again with another song from a young Ukrainian jazz singer who remains (as of this posting) safe and even hopeful in Kyiv. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • TAKE LOVE EASY  /  Alina Zalozna Quartet
  • GUYS AND DOLLS  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /   “If I Ruled The World”
  • LUCK BE A LADY  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Best Of Vegas”
  • MOMENTS LIKE THIS  /  Peggy Lee  /   “Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee”
  • JOEY, JOEY, JOEY  /  Al Jarreau  /  “25 Greatest Hits”
  • LET’S GET LOST  /  Cyrille Aimee  /   “Let’s Get Lost”
  • MORE I CANNOT WISH YOU  /  Johnny Hartman  /   “This One’s For Tedi”
  • TWO SLEEPY PEOPLE  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /   Carly Simon & John Travolta  /   “Film Noir”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  Kelly Green  /   “Life Rearranged”
  • I’VE NEVER BEEN IJN LOVE BEFORE  /  Oscar Peterson Trio  /   “The Trio Live From Chicago”
  • HAMLET  /  Karen Oberlin  /   Karen Oberlin Live At The Algonquin”
  • THE LADY’S IN LOVE WITH YOU  /  Steven Pasquale  /   “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • ON A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA  Renee Olstead W/ Carol Welsman  /   “Renee Olstead”
  • BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /   “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • I HEAR MUSIC  /  Dakota Staton  /   “Great Ladies Of Song: Dakota Staton”
  • HEART AND SOUL  /  Joe Williams & George Shearing  /   “Heart And Soul”
  • IF I WERE A BELL  /  Stacey Kent  /   “Dreamer In Concert”
  • THE INCH WORM  /  Paul McCartney  /   “Kisses On The Bottom
  • I BELIEVE IN YOU  /  Jackie Messina  /   “Necessary Arrangement”
  • CAN’T GET OUT OF THIS MOOD  /  Tony Bennett  /   “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • I GO FOR THAT  /  Hetty Kate & Irwell Street String Band  /   “11:60 PM”
  • SPRING WILL BE A LITTLE LATE THIS YEAR  /  Larry Coryell  /   “Private Concert”
  • I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Shirley Horn  /   “I Thought About You: Live At Vine Street”
  • SAY IT  /  Kurt Elling  /   “Dedicated To You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

Missed the show? Frankly, my dear, I DO give a damn! Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to an archived version.

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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

Missed the show? Want a lightbulb moment of your very own?  Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to an archived version.

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PLAYLIST FOR “SINGING THEIR PRAISES” (10.9.21)

10 Oct

Don’t you love it when Nat Cole sings one of his signature songs, for instance, Smile? Someone else sang that this week. What about any recordings of Sinatra singing Angel Eyes? Someone else sang that too, because this week great singers and musicians paid tribute to other great singers and musicians in a two-hour love fest of “Singing Their Praises.” I also tossed in a few of the originals lest we forget how original their music was.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE RULES OF THE ROAD  /  Yannick Bovy  /  “Celebrates Nat King Cole”
  • SMILE  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Unforgettable”
  • I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Ballads”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  John Coltrane  /  “Ballads”
  • LUSH LIFE  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Dedicated To You”
  • BLOSSOM  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Me & Phil”
  • SUDDENLY IN WALKED BUD  /  Carmen McRae  /  “The Look Of Love”
  • DJANGO  /  The Modern Jazz Quartet  /  “Scandinavia, April 1960”
  • I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Shirley Horn  /  “I Remember Miles”
  • A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP  /  Mark Murphy  /  “A Beautiful Friendship: Remembering Shirley Horn”
  • STOLEN MOMENTS  /  Nancy Kelly  /  “Remembering Mark Murphy”
  • EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • DUKE ELLINGTON’S SONG OF LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Double Rainbow”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Jackie Ryan & Terry Gibbs  /  “Grand Masters of Swing”
  • TAKE IT FROM ME  /  Gerry Gibbs  /  “Songs From My Father”
  • YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “One More For The Road”
  • YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Perfectly Frank”
  • I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Love For Sale”
  • I REMEMBER CLIFFORD  /  Dinah Washington  /  “The Queen!”
  • I REMEMBER CLIFFORD  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Still Live”
  • HEART’S DESIRE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE TELEPHONE” (9.25.21)

26 Sep

This was the week of WMNR’s Fall Fundraising Drive and many of the broadcasters and staff took to the airwaves to ask, cajole, exhort, plead, beg for listeners to call in to make a pledge. I tried to be a little more laid back, subtle, and subliminal, playing songs with telephone in the title or lyrics. Plus I also asked, cajoled, exhorted, etc., etc. to make a few buck for the station. Wondering what Just In Time and The Party’s Over has to do with the telephone? I refer you to the synopsis of Bells Are Ringing.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • CALL ME  /  Andy James  /  “Tu Amor”
  • ALL ALONE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Sassy Swings Again”
  • YOU DON’T CALL ME  /  Simone Kopmajer  /  “My Favorite Songs”
  • JELLY, JELLY  /  Billy Eckstine & Count Basie  /  “Count Basie & Friends 100th Birthday Bash”
  • BLESS THE TELEPHONE  /  Nicky Schrire  /  “Space & Time”
  • HELLO, MA  BABY  /  Julian Yeo  /  “1923”
  • I’M CHECKING OUT GOOMBYE  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Strictly Romancin”
  • SATIN DOLL  /  Phish  /  “Live Phish”
  • THE TELEPHONE SONG  /  Gemma Sherry  /  “Music To Dream To”
  • HALLELUJAH I LOVE HER SO  /  Ray Charles  /  “Live At l’Olympia”
  • TEA FOR TWO  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Freda Payne & Kurt Elling  /  “Let There Be Love”
  • A PHONE CALL TO THE PAST  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “From Broken Hearts To The Blue Skies”
  • CHANGE PARTNERS  /  Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim  /  “Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings”
  • JUST IN TIME  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At The Village Gate”
  • BASEBALL  /  Bob Newhart  /  “Off The Record”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • IT’S ALWAYS 4 A.M.  /  Judy Roberts  /  “The Other World”
  • THESE FOOLISH THINGS  /  Aaron Neville  /  “The Grand Tour”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • I AIN’T GOT NOTHING BUT THE BLUES  /  Kenny Washington  /  “What’s The Hurry”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Just One Of Those Things”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Missed the show? Need a wake-up call?  Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to an archived version.

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