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PLAYLIST FOR “IT’S A FULL MOON!” (6.10.17)

11 Jun

I missed the actual full moon by one night (story of my life). Still,how often can you spend a couple of hours listening to a few of the great moon songs? Once in a blue moon?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I WISHED ON THE MOON  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Embraceable You”
  • FLY ME TO THE MOON  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • THERE OUGHT TO BE A MOOLIGHT SAVINGS TIME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • MOONLIGHT PICNIC  /  Gelber & Manning  /  “Moonlight Picnic”                                                
  • MOONLIGHT SERENADE  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirting With Twilight”
  • MOON AND SAND  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Never Let Me Go”
  • NO MOON AT ALL  /  Julian Yeo  /  “Deep Purple Dreams”
  • AMERICAN MOON  /  Bobby Dimple  /  “The Heart’s Delight Follies ‘69”
  • IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON  /  Stephane Grappelli  /  “Vintage Grappelli”
  • MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  The Coasters (Carl Gardner)  /  “There’s A Riot Goin’ On”
  • THAT OLD DEVIL MOON  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • MOONSHADOW DANCE  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “Moonshadow Dance”
  • MOONDANCE  /  Van Morrison  /  “Moondance”
  • SONG ABOUT THE MOON  /  Alexis Cole  /  “Dazzling Blue”
  • I WANNA TURN OUT MY LIGHT  /  April Barrows  /  “My Dream Is You”
  • IN THE EVENING BY THE MOONLIGHT  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina At Newport”
  • HOW HIGH THE MOON  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Johnny Crawford  /  “Rumors”
  • MOON RAY  /  Sara Yervand  /  “Introducing Sara Yervand”
  • MOON RIVER  /  Gavin Hope w/ Bill King  /  “For All We Know”
  •  DESTINATION MOON  /  Selena Evangeline w/Bill King  /  “Left Alone”
  • MOONFALL  /  Patti Cohenour  /  “The Mystery Of Edwin Drood”
  • POLKA DOTS & MOONBEAMS  /  Bill Evans Trio  /  “Turn Out The Stars”
  • THE MOON’S A HARSH MISTRESS  /  Thera Hoeijmans  /  “Another Mile”
  • OH YOU CRAZY MOON  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “THE ANNUAL TURNTABLE FOR ONE OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY” (12.17.16)

19 Dec

Finally an office party that really was Ho-Ho-Ho and not ho-ho-hum.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MY FAVORITE THINGS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Snowfall”
  • JINGLE BELLS  /  Count Basie  /  “A Jazz Christmas”
  • THE CHRISTMAS WALTZ  /  Joe Williams  /  “Christmas For Lovers”
  • THE CHRISTMAS SONG  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Lover Man”
  • THE THEORY SONG  /  Dave Swenson
  • CAROL OF THE RUSSIAN CHILDREN  /  Jane Lynch  /  “A Swingin’ Little Christmas”
  • LET’S GET LOST  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Let’s Get Lost”
  • IT CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR  /  The Nola Players  /  “Christmastime In New Orleans”
  • HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY CHRISTMAS  /  Maureen McGovern  /  “Christmas With Maureen McGovern”
  • WHO SPIKED THE EGGNOG?  /  Straight No Chaser  /  =“Christmas Cheers”
  • WHITE CHRISTMAS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Kelly Clarkson  /  “Wrapped In Red”
  • SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN  /Joey DeFrancesco  /  “Home For The Holidays”
  • SNOW DAY  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “A Very Chaise Lounge Christmas”
  • LET IT SNOW  /  New York Voices  /  “Let It Snow”
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY  /  Ramsey Lewis Trio  /  “Sound Of Christmas”
  • YOUR MIND IS ON VACATION  /  Kitty Margolis  /  “Heart & Soul”
  • I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “A Christmas Album”
  • THE SECRET OF CHRISTMAS  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • HE’S GONNA TAKE AWAY OUR CHRISTMAS  /  Robert Goulet  /  “Wonderful World Of Christmas”
  • A SONG FOR CHRISTMAS  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “Just In Time For Christmas”
  • DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR  /  Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band & Take 6  /  “A Big Phat Christmas Wrap This!”
  • THE BELLS OF CHRISTMAS  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Frank Sinatra, Frank Sinatra Jr. Nancy Sinatra  /  =“The Christmas Collection”
  • JINGLE BELLS  /  Accent
  • CHRISTMAS MEDLEY  /  Swingle Singers  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christma”’
  • STAR OF WONDER  /  Kurt Elling  /  “The Beautiful Day”
  • LITTLE JACK FROST  /  Seth MacFarlane & Nora Jones  /  “Holiday for Swing”
  • ANGEL’S LULLABY  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Winter Wonderland”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “Have Yourself A Jazz Little Christmas”
  • THE WORLD FOR CHRISTMAS  /  The Real Group  /  “The World For Christmas”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLISTS FOR “SPEED DATING” AND “NIGHT OF THE LIVING INSOMNIACS” (ARCHIVE SHOWS) (12.3.16)

5 Dec

Didn’t do a live show this week, but found a couple of gems hidden in the archives.

First – Musical Speed Dating,  or as I think of it: Match.com meets Musical Chairs! 30 singers in 60 minutes – you do the math.  No other radio program would attempt to do this,  probably for good reasons.  

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • A FOGGY DAY  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live In Japan”
  • I MARRIED AN ANGEL  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “The Shelter Of Your Arms”
  • JUST YOU JUST ME  /  Ray Charles/Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • YOU’RE GOOD FOR ME  /  Doris Day/Andre Previn  /  “Duet”
  • JUST FRIENDS  /  Tony Bennett  /  ˆ”Tony Sings For Two”
  • MY KIND OF LOVE  /  Patti Page  /  “In The Land Of Hi-Fi”
  • SHOULD I  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session”
  • FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /   I”As I Remember It”
  • MOONLIGHT SAVINGS TIME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • SCARS  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • YOU’RE GETTING TO BE A HABIT WITH ME  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz+Bossa”
  • I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR YOU  /  Nat Cole  /  “Tell Me All About Yourself”
  • AVALON  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Unforgettable”
  •  FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLEBEE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bobby McFerrin  /  “Hush”
  • FOUR BROTHERS  /  The King Sisters  /  “Imagination”
  • THE UNCERTAINTY OF A POET  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Man In The Air”
  • SMILE  /  Rickie Lee Jones  /  “It’s Like This”
  • YOU’RE EVERYTHING BUT MINE  /  Joe Williams  /  “Illuminated”
  • LOOK OUT!  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Look Out It’s Joanie Sommers”
  •  NOBODY’S HEART BELONGS TO ME  /  Lillie Kae  /  “I’m Glad There Is You”
  • I WANT A LITTLE GIRL  /  Billy Eckstine  /  “No Cover No Minimum”
  • KEEP YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL  /  Emmy Rossum  /  “Sentimental Journey”
  • THE GREAT CITY  /  Shirley Horn  /  “But Beautiful”
  • SIGNING OFF  /  Helen Merrill  /  A Date With The Blues”

Second: Night Of The Living Insomnaics! Ok, let’s dispense with the jokes about how can I have insomnia when I’m always putting audiences to sleep. That makes me yawn, okay? But not because I’m tired. Still, pretty impressive how many great singers and songs have dealt with the subject. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  Album or CD Title

  • IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ring-A-Ding-Ding!”
  • IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Live At Mister Kelly’s
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Just One Of Those Things”
  • INSOMNIA  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • SANDMAN  /  The Jive Aces Skiffle Combo  /  “It’s Skiffle Time”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Live From Studio A”
  • YOUR CHEATING HEART  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Joey Bishop  /  “Joey Bishop Sings Country Western”
  • DANCING ON THE CELING  /  Inge Brandenburg  /  “Don’t Blame Me”
  • COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • BLACK COFFEE  /  Vocapella  /  “Black Coffee”
  • DREAM  /  Michael Bublé  /  “Call Me Irresponsible”
  • ALL NIGHT LONG  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Feeling Good”
  • AND SO TO BED  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “John Pizzarelli Salutes Johnny Mercer”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MAKE MUSIC GREAT AGAIN” (3.19.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers #great again

19 Mar

Once again Turntable For One is on the front lines, in the forefront, leading from behind a microphone in a (vain)glorious effort to make music great again! I don’t exactly know when music stopped being great, but all I know is what I see on the Internet. Just doing my duty.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • IT’S ALL RIGHT WITH ME  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Twelve Nights In Hollywood”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Only The Lonely”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Jackie Ryan & Terry Gibbs  /  Grand Masters Of Jazz”
  • THEY SAY IT’S WONDERFUL  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirting With Twilight”
  • BABY I’M A FOOL  /  Melody Gardot  /  “My One & Only Thrill”
  • THE GREAT PRETENDER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tiny Tim  /  “Chameleon”
  • MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE  /  Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane  /  “Johnny Hartman For Lovers”
  • YOU AND I  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • I’VE BEEN AROUND  /  Frank Sinatra Jr. & Tierney Sutton  /  “Home Suite Home”
  • HELP ME MAKE IT THOUGH THE NIGHT  /  Kellye Gray  /  “And, They Call Us Cowboys”
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy  /  “The Dream”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live”
  • GOD ONLY KNOWS  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “It’s A Quiet Thing”
  • GOD WILL  /  Holly Cole  /  “The Best of Holly Cole”
  • STAND BY ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Cassius Clay  /  “’50s & ’60s Lost & Found Records Vol. 3”
  • BEAUTIFUL LOVE  /  Sinne Eeg & Thomas Fonnesback  /  Eeg/Fonnesbaek”
  • THIS IS IT  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • LIVE ALONE AND LIKE IT  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Let’s Get Lost”
  • STRANGE FEELING  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • IF YOU WANT THE RAINBOW  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Tribute”
  • STAY HIP  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Jazz & Other Four Letter Words”
  • MAY THE MUSIC NEVER END  /  Shirley Horn  /  “May The Music Never End”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SALUTE TO THE GRAMMYS” (2.6.16) #jazz #jazzsingers #jazzradio #grammys

7 Feb

I gave my salute to the Grammys this week with almost every song and CD either a Grammy nominee or a past Grammy winner…of course I couldn’t resist throwing in a few categories I think the Grammys have overlooked. I also nominated the cover below for album cover of the year and told the audience I’d be posting it. Beautiful CD and beautiful cover. Feel free to discuss.  

 

Maria Schnieder

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title  

  • DEARLY BELOVED  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap  /  “The Silver Lining”
  • 52ND & BROADWAY  /  Pat Williams & Patti Austin  /  “Home Suite Home”
  • NIGHT AND DAY  /  Erroll Garner  /  “The Complete Concert By The Sea”  
  • SUMMERTIME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “I Remember Miles”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • WALKING BY FLASHLIGHT  /  Maria Schneider Orch.  /  “The Thompson Fields”
  • SOMETIMES I’M HAPPY  /  Joe Williams  /  “Every Night”   
  • HAPPY TALK  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Many A New Day”  
  • I WANNA BE LOVED BY YOU  / (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Barry Manilow & Marilyn Monroe  /  “My Dream Duets”
  • THEY SAY IT’S WONDERFUL  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Dedicated To You”
  • SEND IN THE CLOWNS  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine Live At Carnegie Hall”   
  • KEEP IT TO YOURSELF  /  Amy Rigby  /  “18 Again: An Anthology”   
  • COME DANCE WITH ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Dance With Me”     (Capitol)
  •  NOT LIKE THIS  /  Denise Donatelli  /  “Find A Heart”
  • FINISHING THE HAT  /  Josh Groban  /  “Stages”   
  • AVALON TOWN  /  Ryan Truesdale & The Gil Evans Project  /  “Lines Of Color”
  • SLOW TALKERS OF AMERICA  /  Bob & Ray  /  “Bob & Ray: The Two And Only” 
  • SWING BROTHER SWING  /  Lily Frost  /  “Too Hot For Words” 
  • WHY TRY TO CHANGE ME NOW  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Shadows In The Night”
  • WIVES AND LOVERS  /  Cecil McLorin Salvant  /  “For One To Love” 
  • I MEAN YOU  /  Joey Alexander  /  “My Favorite Things”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  Betty Carter & Carmen McRae  /  “The Carmen McRae/Betty Carter Duets”
  • NO ONE EVER TELLS YOU  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  No One Ever Tells You”
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live In Japan”      
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MISTAKES, REGRETS, AND DO-OVERS” (1.30.16) #jazz #jazzsingers #jazzradio

31 Jan

“Mistakes, Regrets, and Do-Overs” – it’s not just the title of my upcoming posthumous memoir, it’s also the music theme for the week.  If you missed the show, well, I’m sure that’s a mistake you already deeply regret, especially after glancing down the playlist of great singers and songs. Don’t fret. There’s hope. You’ll get a do-over next Saturday night at 9:00. Try to be on time so that you can be sure to get a seat. 

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I WAS A FOOL TO LET YOU GO  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Cassia DeMayo  /  “Heart, We Will Forget Him”
  • SOPHISTICATED LADY  /  Al Jarreau   /  “Soul Box”
  • THE LIES OF HANDSOME MEN  /  Kristy Baron  /  “Take This Journey”
  • DON’T’CHA GO ‘WAY MAD  /  Frank Sinatra  /  Sinatra & Swingin’ Brass”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Miles Davis  /  “Bleue”
  • MAY I COME IN  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • HE WAS TOO GOOD TO ME  /  Fay Claassen  /  “With A Song In My Heart”
  • AREN’T I CUTE?  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “It’s About Time”
  • BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • MAD ABOUT THE BOY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jessica Biel  /  “Easy Virtue – Movie Soundtrack”
  • DETOUR AHEAD  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirting With Twilight”
  • DID WE HAVE ANY FUN  /  Shepley Metcalf  /  “Something Irresistible”
  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Nat King Cole Sings George Shearing Plays”
  • NO REGRETS  /  Phoebe Snow  /  “Second Childhood”
  • GOOD GUY  /  Trisha Yearwood  /  Stormy Weather”
  • I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART  /  Joe Williams  /  “The Heart & Soul Of Joe Williams & George Shearing”
  • IT STARTED OVER AGAIN/THE SECOND TIME AROUND  /  Marlene Ver Planck  /  “The Mood I’m In”
  • I’M A FOOL TO WANT YOU  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “Quiet Now: Time & Again”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap  /  “Stardust”
  • SECOND CHANCE  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • ONE MORE CHANCE  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Rosie Sings Bing”
  • I NEVER MEANT TO HURT YOU  /  Laura Nyro  /  “The First Songs”
  • THE PEOPLE THAT 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 “6TH ANNUAL MUSIC TO BE THANKFUL FOR SHOW” (11.28.15)

30 Nov

This is always a special show for me because I invite a number of my broadcasting colleagues at the radio station to play music for which they’ve been thankful during the past year. I think it makes all of us at the station even more thankful for the opportunity to play music we love for our audiences. (For more info about the broadcasters, go to wmnr.org) And because this show always comes around my birthday, I’m also joined every year in the studio and on the air by the people I am most thankful for – my wife and my son.  

(Broadcaster Or Guest’s Name)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • (Fred Velardi)  /  HE WAS TOO GOOD TO ME  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Stardust”
  • (Dan Lenore)  /  I GOT A ROBE, YOU GOT A ROBE  /  Charlie Haden & Hank Jones  /  “Steal Away”
  • (Rich Moran)  /  I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • (Will Duchon)  /  YOU MY LOVE  /  Bill Henderson & Charlie Haden  / “The Art Of The Song”
  • (Megan Stine)  /  THANK GOD I’M ME  /  Mike Daley  /  Demo from “The Prisoner of Vegas”
  • (Gary Gerrard)  /  YOU GO TO MY HEAD  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Manhattan Moods”
  • (H. William Stine)  /  Alabamy Bound  /  Darlene & Jonathan Edwards  /  “Sing Along With Dearlen & Jonathan Edwards”
  • (Dominique Johnson)  /  I WISHED ON THE MOON  /  Lara Downes  /  “A Billie Holiday Songbook”
  • (Garrett Stack)  /  HIGHER  /  Lea Salonga  /  “Allegiance”
  • (Cindy Carlson)  /  ‘S WONDERFUL  /  The Cast  /  “An American In Paris”
  • (Cody Owen Stine)  /  DEDICATED TO YOU  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Dedicated To You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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