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PLAYLIST FOR “SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN” (9.23.17)

24 Sep

I’ve been watching with horror the images of the millions of people whose only fault was being in the path of Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria. Will we ever be able to think about rain benignly again the way so many popular song writers have? To distract myself (the largest circle on my personal Venn diagram with a very small intersection with Reality), I spent a couple of hours living in the past.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • RAINDROPS KEEP FALLING ON MY HEAD  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Live In Tokyo”
  • WHEN THE SUN COMES OUT  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “A Song For You”
  • DON’T RAIN ON MY PARADE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald: The Voice Of Jazz”
  • I THINK IT’S GOING TO RAIN TODAY  /  Randy Newman  /  “Randy Newman (Live)”
  • SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN  /  Lena Horne  /  “Capitol Sings Hollywood: Singin’ In The Rain”
  • A RAINY DAY  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • ISN’T IT A LOVELY DAY  /  Lissy Walker  /  “Life Is Sweet”
  • OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  “Mandy Patinkin”
  • I’M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS  /  Karrin Allyson  /  ”Round Midnight”
  •  IF YOU WANT THE RAINBOW  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jerry Lewis
  • I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW  /  Holly Cole  /  “Don’t Smoke In Bed”
  • AFTER THE RAIN  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “On My Way To You”
  • AFTER THE RAIN  /  John Coltrane  /  “Coltrane For Lovers”
  • RIVER, STAY AWAY FROM MY DOOR  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • GARDEN IN THE RAIN  /  Diana Krall  /  “Love Scenes”
  • WEATHER FORECAST  /  The Master Singers  /  “The Highway Code”
  • SOON IT’S GONNA RAIN  /  Amy McConnell & William Sperendei  /  “Stealing Genius”
  • RIGHT AS THE RAIN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Leontyne Price  /  “Right As The Rain”
  • SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN  /  Jacqui Dankworth  /  “As The Sun Shines Down On Me”
  • POLKA DOTS & MOONBEAMS  /  Julian Yeo  /  “Another Seasonˆ
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Helen Merrill & Dick Katz  /  “When Love Goes Wrong”
  • COME RAIN OR COME SHINE  /  Ray Charles  /  “The Genius Of Ray Charles”
  • STORMY WEATHER  /  Joni Mitchell  /  “Both Sides Now”
  • RAIN, RAIN GO AWAY  /  Gerry Mulligan  /  “Happy Anniversary, Charlie Brown”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “AN EVENING WITH ELLINGTON & STRAYHORN” (3.11.17)

12 Mar

It’s the 50-year anniversary of Billy Strayhorn’s death. Instead of sending a card, I played some favorites from the music he wrote and wrote in collaboration with Ellington.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • TAKE THE A TRAIN  /  Duke Ellington Orchestra  /  “The Most Essential Jazz Standards Ever”
  • I GOT IT BAD  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Remembering You”
  • LOVE SCENE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Jazz”
  • I’M JUST A LUCKY SO-AND-SO  /  Nicole Herzog & Don Menza  /  “That’s Life”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • IT DON’T MEAN A THING  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Rosemary Clooney: Jazz Singer”
  • A FLOWER IS A LOVESOME THING  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington  /  “Ella At Dukes’ Place”
  • UPPER MANHATTAN MEDICAL GROUP  /  Dizzy Gillespie  /  “A Portrait Of Duke Ellington”
  • MOOD INDIGO  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Teresa Brewer & Duke Ellington  /  “It Don’t Mean A Thing”
  • YOU BETTER KNOW IT  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone Sings Duke Ellington”
  • DAY DREAM  /  Mark Jennett  /  “The Way I Am”
  • MAYBE  /  Lena Horne  /  “An Evening With Lena Horne”
  • PRELUDE TO A KISS  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Whisper Not”
  • DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE  /  Janet Planet  /  “The Consequence of Two”
  • I’M CHECKING OUT, GOOM BYE  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Strictly Romancing”
  • SOPHISTICATED LADY  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Unforgettable”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Jody Sandhaus  /  “A Fine Spring Morning”
  • BLOOD COUNT  /  Stan Getz  /  “Anniversary”
  • LUSH LIFE  /  Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane  /  “John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman:
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live in Stockholm”
  • THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING  /  Nancy Valentine  /  “Lovesome”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “BIRTHDAY SALUTE TO ‘STRAYS'” (3.28.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers #billystrayhorn

28 Mar

This week I featured the music of Billy Strayhorn, one of three music giants celebrating their centenary this year. I barely scratched the surface of his amazing compositions and songs, but I only had an hour. I’ll leave it to you to hum the others to yourself this week. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • TAKE THE A TRAIN  /  Duke Ellington  /  “Ellington At Newport”
  • JUST A-SITTIN’ AND A-ROCKIN’  /  Carol Sloane  /  “The Real Thing”
  • SATIN DOLL  /  Dr. John  /  “Duke Elegant”
  • MAYBE  /  Lena Horne  /  “An Evening With Lena Horne”
  • DAY DREAM  /  Marianne Solivan  /  “Prisoner Of Love”                                  
  • LUSH LIFE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Billy Strayhorn  /  “Lush Life”
  • SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “First Lady Of Song” 
  • BITTERSWEET (The Ballad For Very Tired & Very Sad Lotus Eaters)  /  Maude Hixson  /  “Bittersweet”
  • I’M CHECKING OUT, GOOMBYE  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Strictly Romancin’
  • BLOOD COUNT  /  Stan Getz  /  “Anniversary”
  • LUSH LIFE  /  Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane  /  “John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Don’t forget: you can always listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. Those song have many of the same notes used by Billy Strayhorn. 

http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one

 

PLAYLIST FOR “OLDIES BUT GOODIES WEEK” – AN ARCHIVE ENCORE (1.17.15) #jazz

19 Jan

Couldn’t do a live show this week, so I reached into the Turntable For One archives for an oldie but goodie – which happened to be “Oldies But Goodies Week.” 

It was “Oldies But Goodies Week” on the show this week, but I didn’t mean the songs. I meant the singers! To sing on this week’s show you needed to be 70-years-old at least; or if you weren’t 70, you had to be accompanied by (at least) a septuagenarian. By the time I’m in my 70s, I hope still to be cutting my own meat. But look what these singers produced even in the late stages of their careers.  

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • ANYTHING GOES  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • WONDER WHY  /  Carmen McRae & Shirley Horn Trio  /  “Sarah – Dedicated To You”
  • LIVING WITHOUT YOU  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • BABY DREAM YOUR DREAM  /  Marlene VerPlank  /  “Ballads mostly…”
  • THE JUG AND I  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “The L.A. Treasures Project”  
  • ILL WIND  /  Charlie Haden With Nora Jones  /  “Sophisticated Ladies”
  • YOUNG AT HEART  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  George Burns & Bobby Vinton  /  “As Time Goes By”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Freda Payne  /  “Come Back To Me Love”
  • RICH INTERIOR LIFE  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Don’t Cry For No Hipster”
  • MAYBE  /  Lena Horne  /  “An Evening With Lena Horne”
  • OH YOU CRAZY MOON  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND  /  Dave Brubeck & Roberta Gambarini  /  “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  

 

I’ll have a new hint for this Saturday’s show on Wednesday. But don’t forget, Turntable For One is always ready to please you. (What else in your life can make that promise?) Click on the link below to listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange. 

http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one

PLAYLIST FOR “OLDIES BUT GOODIES WEEK” (9.6.14)

7 Sep

It was “Oldies But Goodies Week” on the show this week, but I didn’t mean the songs. I meant the singers! To sing on this week’s show you needed to be 70-years-old at least; or if you weren’t 70, you had to be accompanied by (at least) a septuagenarian. By the time I’m in my 70s, I hope still to be cutting my own meat. But look what these singers produced even in the late stages of their careers.  

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • ANYTHING GOES  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • WONDER WHY  /  Carmen McRae & Shirley Horn Trio  /  “Sarah – Dedicated To You”
  • LIVING WITHOUT YOU  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • BABY DREAM YOUR DREAM  /  Marlene VerPlank  /  “Ballads mostly…”
  • THE JUG AND I  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “The L.A. Treasures Project”  
  • ILL WIND  /  Charlie Haden With Nora Jones  /  “Sophisticated ladies”
  • YOUNG AT HEART  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  George Burns & Bobby Vinton  /  “As Time Goes By”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Freda Payne  /  “Come Back To me Love”
  • RICH INTERIOR LIFE  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Don’t Cry For No Hipster”
  • MAYBE  /  Lena Horne  /  “An Evening With Lena Horne”
  • OH YOU CRAZY MOON  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND  /  Dave Brubeck & Roberta Gambarini  /  “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

 

I’ll have a new hint for this Saturday’s show on Wednesday. But don’t forget, Turntable For One is always ready to please you. (What else in your life can make that promise?) Click on the link below to listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange. 

http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one

PLAYLIST FOR “GIVING YOU THE WILLIES” (5.23.14)

24 May

It’s not what you think. I mean, the world is scary enough, so why would I want to add to it? Instead I played an assemblage of some of my favorite Willys, Williams, Billys and Billies, all chosen in my usual willy-nilly way. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE  /  Willie Nelson  /  “American Classic”                        
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Nat Cole With Billy May  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE  /  Anita O’Day With Billy May  /  “Swings Rogers And Hart”
  • LET’S GET AWAY FROM IT ALL  /  Frank Sinatra with Billy May  /  “Come Fly With Me”
  • PURE IMAGINATION  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Here, There, And Everywhere!”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Bill Evans Trio  /  “The Last Waltz”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • AND SO IT GOES  /  Billy Joel  /  “My Lives”
  • HOW INSENSiTIVE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  William Shatner  /  “Spaced Out: The Very Best of Leonard Nimoy & Wm. Shatner”
  • DON’T CRY BABY  /  Billy Eckstine with Count Basie  /  “Basie/Eckstine Inc”
  • I’VE GOT A CRUSH ON YOU  /  Kenny Rankin/ Sue Raney/ Bill Watrous  /  “Professional Dreamer”
  • I SEE YOUR FACE BEFORE ME  /  Bill Henderson / Oscar Peterson  /  “Bill Henderson with the Oscar Peterson Trio”
  • A FLOWER IS A LOVESOME THING  /  Lena Horne  /  “Lena: A New Album”
  • BILLY’S BLUE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

 

PLAYLIST FOR “HEARTS AND FLOWERS” (2.15.14)

15 Feb

For all of you who spent Valentine’s Day holding a snow shovel or a snowblower instead of the softer, warmer body of your choice, I played an hour of “Hearts And Flowers” songs, hoping to salvage that loving feeling, or at least hoping that any kind of feeling has returned to your fingers and toes by now. What a winter!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist’s Name  /  CD Or Album Title

  • AMERICAN BEAUTY ROSE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • VIOLETS FOR MY FURS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • SLEEP MY HEART  /  Joe Williams/George Shearing  /  “The Heart & Soul Of Joe Williams & George Shearing”
  • I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART  /  Lena Horne  /  “Give The Love Around”
  • TULIP OR TURNIP  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • A FLOWER IS A LOVESOME THING  /  Ella Fitzgerald/Duke Ellington  /  “Ella’s Finest Hour”
  • I LOVE THE WAY YOU’RE BREAKING MY HEART  /  Nicki Parrott  /  “The Best Of Venus Volume 1”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  The Swingle Singers  /  “Mood Swings”
  • MISTY ROSES  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Sonny Bono  /  “Inner Views”
  • MISTY ROSES  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • BE CAREFUL IT’S MY HEART  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • 24 HOURS A DAY  /  Diana Panton  /  “Red”
  • LOLLIPOPS AND ROSES  /  Jack Jones  /  “Love Ballad”
  • A WISH  /  Fred Hersch/Norma Winstone  /  “Songs And Lullabies”
  • PARS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)