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7 Jun

I think one of the responsibilities of having a microphone every week is knowing when to shut up. I did that (for the most part) this week and let singers and songwriters who for so many years have seen and heard with perception and then written with eloquent honesty about this painful struggle playing out once again across America. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I WISH I KNEW HOW IT WOULD FEEL TO BE FREE  /  Nina Simone  /  “Silk & Soul”
  • PLEASE SEND ME SOMEONE TO LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “You Got What It Takes”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /   Diane Schuur  /  “Running On Faith”
  • FRAGILE  /  Sting  /  “My Songs”
  • SACK FULL OF DREAMS  /  Ernestine Anderson  “Be Mine Tonight”
  • WHAT DID I DO TO BE SO BLACK AND BLUE  /  Lou Rawls  /  “Black And Blue”
  • THIS IS (NOT) A PROTEST SONG  /  Rene Marie  /  “Sound of Red”
  • BLACKBIRD  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • SING OUT, MARCH ON  /  Quiana Lynell  /  “A Little Love”
  • PEOPLE TIME  /  Stan Getz & Kenny Barron /  Yours And Mine”
  • MAKE IT GO AWAY  /  Holly Cole  /  “Dark Dear Heart”
  • BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU?  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Mr. Oscar Brown Jr. Goes To Washington”
  • YOU REAP JUST WHAT YOU SOW  /  Catherine Russell  /  “You Reap Just What You Sow”
  • EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED  /  Mose Allison  /  “Ever Since The World Ended”
  • FEELING GOOD  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Feelin’ Good”
  • SAVE THE COUNTRY  /  Laura Nyro  /  “Live! The Loom’s Desire”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  Joe Williams  /  “Presenting Joe Williams & Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra:
  • SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD  /  Clairedee  /  A Love Letter To Lena”
  • GOD BLESS THE CHILD  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Be Good”
  • LOST IN THE STARS  /  Dee Dee Bridgewater  /  “This Is New”
  • WE’RE ALL IN THE DANCE  /  Rachel Caswell  /  “We’re All In The Dance”
  • OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Keith Jarrett  /  La Scala”
  • BALM IN GILEAD  /  Nnenna Freelon  /  “Blueprint Of A Lady”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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6 May

I know it was wishful thinking on my part, but on Saturday’s show I celebrated finally hitting bottom. No, this wasn’t a tribute to Stormy Daniels, it was a realization that the way things are going, I may not live long enough to see us hit the actual bottom. All the songs and some of the singers know exactly what I meant.  So now, after this show, I can tell myself (or pretend) that things will start to get better. (I’m not holding my breath, because I know I really won’t live long enough that way.) 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT  / Alexis Cole  /  “A Kiss In The Dark”   
  • INTO EACH LIFE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • STOP THIS TRAIN  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story?” 
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Ray Charles  /  “The Genius Of Ray Charles”
  • ROCKS IN MY BED  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night” 
  • IT’S ALWAYS 4 AM  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life, Collected”  
  • OLD FASHIONED GAL  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”   
  • THE BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Boz Scaggs  /  “Speak Low”   (Decca Records)
  • MEET ME AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BOTTLE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “Live At Joe’s Pub”  
  • THE LIFE THAT I LEAD  /  Lou Rawls  /  “Carryin’ On”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin” 
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Miles Davis Quintet  /  “Miles Davis & John Coltrane: The Final Tour” 
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Sister Orchid” 
  • DID I EVER REALLY LIVE?  /  Joe Williams  /  “One For My Baby”   
  • BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You” 
  • EVERYBODY’S CRYIN’ MERCY  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend: Live In California”
  • DAYS LIKE THIS  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • THE END OF THE WORLD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Patty Duke  /  “Don’t Just Stand There”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Van Morrison  /  “Versatile”
  • I’M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS  /  Karrin Allyson  /  Round Midnight” 
  • LUSH LIFE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Boston Concert 1976”
  • SOPHISTICATED LADY  /  Linda Ronstadt  /  “Lush Life”
  •  NOTHING LASTS FOREVER  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In every Bar”   
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  

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4 Sep

I’m back! And I thought I’d open Season #7 with something we can all use as ammunition while we keep busy throwing stones at everyone else’s glass houses.  Hope I hit all of your favorites, though not as hard you hit them.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title


  • FEVER  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee”
  • DO SOMETHING  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • LET’S MISBEHAVE  /  King Powell  /  “King Powell”
  • ADDICTED TO LOVE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • LET’S MAKE LOVE  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Marilyn Monroe & Yves Montand  /  “Let’s Make Love” (Soundtrack)


  • WITH PLENTY OF MONEY Tony Bennett & Count Basie  /  “Basie/Bennett”
  • LOADS OF LOVE  /  Allegra Levy  /  “A New Face”
  • SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE  /  Joe William & Count Basie  /  “At Newport”
  • WHY DON’T YOU DO RIGHT  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares for Me”


  • YOU MAKE IT LOOK SO EASY  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “Moonshadow Dance”
  • CHANGE PARTNERS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings”                              
  • GOOD LOOKIN’  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “New York City Drag”

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  • CONFESSION  /  Maureen McGovern  /  “Another Woman in Love”


  • FRIM FRAM SAUCE  /  Diana Krall  /  “All for You”
  • HUNGRY MAN  /  Mark Winkler  /  “West Coast Cool”
  • DON’T TOUCH MY BISCUIT  /  Kathi Walkup  /  “The Secret of the Song”


  • THE BEST THING FOR YOU  /  Mark Murphy & Sheila Jordan  /  “Songbook”
  • I’M HIP  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie 1975”
  • ME SPELLED M-E ME  /  Giacomo Gates  /  “Luminosity”


  • EVERYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU  /  Nancy Lane  /  “Let Me Love You”
  • I’D RATHER DRINK MUDDY WATER  /  Lou Rawls  /  “The Legendary Lou Rawls”
  • GOD WILL  /  Holly Cole  /  “Blame It On My Youth”


  • I’M LAZY, THAT’S ALL  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Sentimental Streak”
  • LAZY AFTERNOON  /  Shirley Horn  /  “A Lazy Afternoon”
  • AIN’T DOIN’ BAD DOIN’ NOTHING  /  Barbara Lusch  /  “Barbara Lusch”


  • SINNER MAN   /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At The Village Gate”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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7 Feb

Great to be back in the studio for a live show, first time in a month. What? More storms are coming through this week? When exactly does Spring begin because I’ve had enough! Tonight’s singers have had enough, too, though I’ve not had enough of them. 


SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title


  • I’M GONNA LOCK MY HEART  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Sings Lover Man & Other Billie Holiday Classics”
  • I’D RATHER DRINK MUDDY WATER  /  Lou Rawls  /  “The Legendary Lou Rawls”
  • I’M THROUGH WITH LOVE  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You”
  • I DON’T WANT TO HEAR IT ANYMORE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “The Way I Am”
  • YES, I KNOW WHEN I’VE HAD IT  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • I CAN’T WAIT TO MISS YOU  /  Jack Jones  /  “Love Ballad”
  • GOD WILL  /  Holly Cole  /  “Blame It On My Youth”
  • BEFORE HE CHEATS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ana Gasteyer  /  “I’m Hip”
  • FORGET THE WOMAN  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • DON’T THINK TWICE  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “The Beat Goes On”
  • I’M GONNA MOVE TO THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWN  /  Ray Charles  /  “Ray Charles Forever”
  • DON’T SMOKE IN BED  /  Nina Simone  /  “Mood Indigo”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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1 Mar

Celebrating musicians, singers, and composers who had a birthday the last week of February. Why this week? Because I wanted to – whose show is it anyway?


SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title


  • YOU AND I  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • SMILE  /  Lina Nyberg  /  “Smile”
  • AS TIME GOES BY  /  Dexter Gordon  /  “Music For Lovers”
  • HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT  /  Kellye Gray  /  “The Texas Music Project”
  • YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Live At The Meadowlands”
  • SHE’S NOT THERE  /  Anne Farnsworth  /  “Sealed With A Kiss”
  • ALL I DO IS DREAM OF YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Mandy Rice-Davies  /  “Fool Britannia”
  • SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN  /  Lou Rawls  /  “Seasons 4 U”
  • YOU TOOK ADVANTAGE OF ME  /  Roseanna Vitro  /  “Listen Here”
  • MELANCHOLY BABY  /  Dinah Shore  /  “Dinah Sings Previn Plays
  • HERE COMES THE SUN  /  Nicky Shrire  /  “Space & Time”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Michel LeGrand  /  Michel LeGrand At Shelley’s Mann Hole”
  • PARIS MISMATCH       Cody Owen Stine/  (Theme Music)  /  (Unreleased Master)



15 Sep

This show was all about feeling the spirit. It was about the joy of accepting soul in your soul. Okay, it was mostly about songs that, either directly or indirectly, mentioned God, and often to ironic effect.  This still is my show after all. 


 SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SERMONETTE  /  Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross  /  “Twisted: The Best of Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross”
  • SING YOU SINNERS  /  Hetty Kate  /  “11:60 PM”
  • GOD BLESS THE CHILD  /  Lou Rawls  /  “Stormy Monday”
  • WHEN DID YOU LEAVE HEAVEN  /  Mishka Adams  /  “God Bless The Child”
  • HOUSE OF GOLD  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Albumr”
  • JOYFUL JOYFUL WE ADORE YOU  /  Lucy Smith  /  “Songs My Mama Would Like”
  • GOD WILL  /  Holly Cole  /  “Blame It On My Youth”
  • OL’ MAN RIVER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  The Beach Boys  /  “The Fabulous Mr. Fox”
  • GOD ONLY KNOWS  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “A Quiet Thing”
  • IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE   /  Tony Bennett  /  “When Lights Are Low”
  • IT AIN’T NECESSARILY SO  /  Diahann Carroll/Andre Previn Trio  /  “Porgy And Bess” 
  • NOBODY’S FAULT BUT MINE  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • LONESOME ROAD  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  “Unreleased Master”