Tag Archives: Lorez Alexandria


4 Feb

Sure, Valentine’s Day is coming up, a time to celebrate all that’s heart-warning in our lives and music. But, come on, let’s not ignore everything that’s a little cold-hearted in this music we think is so cool. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I’M IN LOVE AGAIN  /  Marlene Ver Planck  /  “Once There Was A Moon”  
  • I WISH I WERE IN LOVE AGAIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Ultimate Sinatra) 
  • EVERYTHING I HAVE IS YOURS  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance” 
  • EVERYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU  /  Johanna Silanpaa  /  “From This Side” 
  • WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOU  / Nicolas Bearde  /  “The Fantasy Vocal Sessions” 
  • SHOW ME  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Something Cool”
  • SHOW ME A ROSE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Groucho Marx  /  “The Marx Brothers Greatest Hits”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Alexis Cole  /  “You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To” 
  • I CAN’T WAIT TO MISS YOU  /  Jack Jones  /  “Love Ballad” 
  • YOU FASCINATE ME SO  /  Ian Shaw  /  “The Theory Of Joy” 
  • YOU IRRITATE ME SO  /  Hetty Kate  /  “The Dan McLean Hot Six Meet Hetty Kate” 
  • GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE  /  Lorez Alexandria  /  “Alexandria The Great” 
  • I DON’T WANT MUCH  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend – Live In California” 
  • SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella With The London Symphony Orch.”   
  • BY MYSELF  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Leonard Nimoy  /  “The Two Sides Of Leonard Nimoy” 
  • SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN  /  Paul Jost  /  “Breaking Through” 
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Stan Getz  /  “Getz For Lovers” 
  • INTO EACH LIFE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”   
  • WHERE DO YOU START  /  Ed Reed  /  “Love Stories”   
  • I JUST WANT ALL MY STUFF  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Dotdotdot   
  • DREAM OF YOU  /  The Black Market Trust  /  “Just One Of Those Things” 
  • DARN THAT DREAM  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “But Beautiful” 
  • I WISH YOU LOVE  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Take A Look”   
  • TOO SOON TO TELL  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time” 
  • HERE’S TO LIFE  /  Eden Atwood  /  “Like Someone In Love” 
  • YOU MIGHT AS WELL LIVE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Till I Get It Right”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine   

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17 Nov

If the Dalai Lama, Satchel Paige, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and David Petraeus can write their lists of Rules To Live By (and they have), why can’t I?

SONG TITLE / Artist / CD Or Album Title

  • EXPERIMENT / Tony Bennett / “Stage & Screen Hits”
  • LAUGHING AT LIFE / Etta Jones / “Doin’ What She Does Best”
  • SWINGING ON A STAR / Mark Murphy / “Ultra Lounge: Nursery Rhymes”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE / Delicatessen / “Jazz + Bossa”
  • IF I RULED THE WORLD / James Brown / “It’s A New Day – So Let A Man Come In”
  • SHALL WE DANCE / Stacey Kent / “Let Yourself Go”
  • I DON’T WORRY ABOUT A THING / Mose Allison / “Mose In Your Ear”
  • I’M GONNA LIVE TILL I DIE / Queen Latifah / “Trav’lin’ Light”
  • MAKE SOMONE HAPPY / (Mystery Vocalist) / Bill Nighy / “Arthur Christmas Movie Soundtrack”
  • GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE / Lorez Alexandria / “Alexandria The Great”
  • LISTEN HERE / Dave Frishberg / “Classics”
  • DON’T BE BLUE / Veronica Nunn / “American Lullaby”
  • BEFORE YOU KNOW IT / Mary Stallings / “Dream”
  • YOU MIGHT AS WELL LIVE / Mark Winkler / “Till I Get It Right”
  • PARIS MISMATCH / (Theme Music) / Cody Owen Stine / (Unreleased Master)


16 Sep

Check your ego and superego at the door; this week’s show was all about the id — you mean, Kim Kardashian’s new book, The 7 Habits of Highly Over-rated People?  No, it’s about a dozen musical answers to the eternal question, “What do you want?” (This playlist has been updated because I made changes during the show. )

Next Wednesday, a new clue for next week’s show. 

Talk to you next week. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • I WANT TO BE HAPPY  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “The Diva Series: Sarah Vaughan”
  • I WANT TO BE AROUND  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Ultimate Tony Bennett
  • DADDY  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Look Out!  It’s Joanie Sommers”
  • WOULDN’T IT BE NICE  /  Rebecca Sullivan  /  “This Way, This Time”
  • I’M A FOOL TO WANT YOU  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Where Are You?”
  • I WANT TO BE A SIDEMAN  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • I JUST WANT TO GET PAID  /  Dave Tull  /  “I Just Want To Get Paid”
  • I WANT TO BE LOVED BY YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Sinead O’Connor  /  “Am I Not Your Girl?”
  • AFTER YOU GET WHAT YOU WANT YO DON’T WANT IT  /  Julian Yeo  /  “You And The Night”
  • MATCHMAKER, MATCHMAKER  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Make Someone Happy”
  • SOMETHING MAKES ME WANT TO DANCE WITH YOU  /  Nat Cole  /  “Let’s Face The Music”
  • WONDERFUL  /  Victoria Hart  /  “Whatever Happened To Romance?”
  • I WANT A LITTLE GIRL  /  Joe Williams  /  “Joe William’s Finest Hour”
  • OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Roberta Gambarini  /  “So In Love”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

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24 Jun

So much new music, so little time. (Only two shows left in this season.) So here are some listening suggestions (mostly new CDs) for your summer break. And, yes, there will be a quiz.

Next week, the season finale. Whimper or bang? Fire or Ice? Tune in to find out.

SONG TITLE / Artist / CD or Album Title

  • AGUA DE BEBER / Connie Evingson / “Sweet Happy Life
  • IF I WERE A BELL / Stacey Kent / “Dreamer In Concert”
  • YOU TURNED THE TABLES ON ME / Delicatessen / “Goodnight Kiss”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING / Frank D’Rone / “Double Exposure”
  • IF I TELL YOU I LOVE YOU / Melody Gardot / “The Absence”
  • BABY’S REQUEST / Paul McCartney / “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • WHAT IF / (Mystery Vocalist) / Kate Winslet / “Christmas Carol: The Movie Soundtrack”
  • MAS QUE NADA / Veronneau / “Jazz Samba Project”
  • BASSDRUMSAXBONE / Juliann Kuchocki / “Broken Compass”
  • GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE / Jamie Cullum / “Meet The Robinsons Soundtrack”
  • I’VE NEVER BEEN IN LOVE BEFORE / Lorez Alexandria / “Alexandria The Great”
  • BITTERSWEET / Maud Hixson / (Promo CD)
  • SMILE / Melissa Stylianou / “Silent Movie”
  • PARIS MISMATCH / (Theme Music) / Cody Owen Stine / (Unreleased Master)