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PLAYLIST FOR A SALUTE TO DADS – AN ARCHIVE REBROADCAST (6.19.21)

20 Jun

I started my Father’s Day celebrating early and didn’t do a live show. Instead, I pulled last year’s Dad’s Day show from the archive. This is what I said about the show a year ago: 

My annual salute to Dads with songs about dads, songs sung and written by dads, songs I think dads would/should sing, songs of fatherly advice, some songs I gave myself just as a Father’s Day present, plus a couple stories about my dad and about being a dad myself. In short, another wonderfully self-indulgent show. I am content. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • FATHER’S DAY  /  Groucho Marx  /  
  • SONG FOR MY FATHER  /  Lillie Huddleston  /  “How Long Has this Been Going On?
  • AS LONG AS I LIVE  /  Jonathan Karrant  /  “Live”
  • LITTLE MAN YOU’VE HAD A BUSY DAY  /  Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This”
  • I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU  /  Louis Armstrong  /  “Cheek to Cheek: The Complete Duet Recordings”
  • DOWNHILL  /  Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Swing Out”
  • THE GREAT CITY  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “No Regrets”
  • POLONIUS’ FAREWELL TO LAERTES  /  Cast  /  “Shakespeare’s Hamlet”
  • HEART’S DESIRE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Do You Miss New York?”
  • BROWN BABY  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Sin & Soul”
  • DADDY  /  Joanie Sommers  /  Look Out It’s Joanie Sommers”
  • GOT TO GET HOME TO MY CHILDREN  /  Dave Tull  /  “I Just Want To Be Paid”
  • AT THE RENDEZVOUS  /  Clint Holmes  /  “At The Rendezvous”
  • ST JUDY’S COMET  /  Paul Simon  /  “There Goes Rhymin’ Simon”
  • I’M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS  /  Sammy Davis  /  “Sammy Davis Jr. & Laurinda Almeida”
  • THE WIFFENPOOF SONG  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers & Losers”
  • EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE  /  The Police  /  “Synchronicity”
  • SO LONG DAD  /  Randy Newman  /  “Randy Newman”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Candace Springs & Norah Jones  /  “The Women Who Raised Me”
  • TRY YOUR WINGS  /  Tom Rust  /  “Lucky to Be Me”
  • I WONDER WHO MY DADDY IS  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat ‘King’ Cole & Me”
  • MY FATHER  /  Judy Collins  /  “Who Knows Where The Time Goes”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Joe Williams  /  “The Holiday Feelin’”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “ELLA FITZGERALD CHALLENGES THE WORLD” – AN ARCHIVE REBROADCAST (5.1.21)

2 May

This week I played a show from another world ago. No, I don’t mean we listened to an episode of Gunsmoke. I reached into the archives and dusted off a show from 2016. This is what I wrote about it back then:

This week Ella Fitzgerald took on all comers in a head-to-head, well, really a voice-to-voice competition. She sang standards and some surprising duets; she even challenged Sarah Vaughan in a “forgetting the lyrics” competition (Sarah won) and challenged Shirley Horn to a “slow singing” competition (Shirley won). But it was impossible to listen to this show without marveling at Ella’s musicality and her warmth and without feeling fortunate that we had her for so long.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • STOMPING AT THE SAVOY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At The Opera House”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Nat Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • CAN’T BUY ME LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald First Lady Of Song”
  • CAN’T BUY ME LOVE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Swings Lightly With Nelson”
  •  BODY AND SOUL  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • ALL GOD’S CHILLIN’ GOT RHYTHM  /  Mel Torme  /  “The Great American Songbook”
  • PARTY BLUES  /  Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Williams, & Count Basie  /  “Joe Williams Finest Hour”
  • I NEVER LOVED A WOMAN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jackie Wilson & Count Basie  /  “Manufacturers Of Soul”
  • OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Jazz Masters 24”
  • MEDLEY  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Karen Carpenter  /  “As Time Goes By”
  • I’VE GOT MY LOVE TO KEEP ME WARM  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Jazz Masters 24”
  • CANDY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Twelve Nights In Hollywood”
  • WILLOW WEEP FOR ME  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live In Japan”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Let No Man Write My Epitaph”
  • LOVERMAN  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Live At The 4 Qs”
  • I GOT IT BAD (AND THAT AIN’T GOOD)  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington  /  “Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • I GOT IT BAD (AND THAT AIN’T GOOD)  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • TOO YOUNG FOR THE BLUES  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald First Lady Of Song”
  • NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Twelves Nights In Hollywood”
  • OH, LADY BE GOOD  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At The Opera House”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SPRING FEVER” (4.3.21)

2 Apr

I’m tired of cabin fever and Covid fever and hay fever. Time to focus on what’s really bugging me these days: Spring Fever. Lots of songs about Spring plus a report from Spring Break from The Hot Sardines, a song to put a little Spring in your step from Lucy Dixon, and a demonstration of Spring cleaning from Kevin Mahogany, and presented the Turntable For One Spring Chickens Award to Freda Payne & Johnny Mathis. A highly contagious couple of hours.

SONG TITLE / Artist / CD Or Album Title

  • THEY SAY IT’S SPRING / Veronica Mortensen / “Presents Passed”
  • IT’S ANYBODY’S SPRING  Seth MacFarlane / “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • C’EST LE PRINTEMPS  / Stacy Kent / “Reconte Moi
  • I’M PUTTING ALL MY EGGS IN ONE BASKET  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong / “Ella & Louis Again”
  • SPRING IN MANHATTAN / Blossom Dearie / “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • APRIL SHOWERS / Julian Yeo / “1923”
  • ALL THROUGH SPRING AND SUMMER / (Mystery Vocalist) / Tuesday Weld
  • UP JUMPED SPRING / Dr. Lonnie Smith / “All In My Mind”
  • RUNNING WILD / The Hot Sardines / “Champagne & French Fries”
  • TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME / Mandy Patinkin / “Mamaloshen”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING / Josie Falbo / “You Must Believe In Spring”
  • IT’S TOO LATE / Kevin Mahogany / “The Vienna Affair”
  • I’M LIVING IN A GREAT BIG WAY / Lucy Dixon / “Lulu’s Back in Town”
  • WATERS OF MARCH  / Mark Murphy / “Wild & Free”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME / Freda Payne & Johnny Mathis / (Single)
  • SPRING IS HERE / Carol Sloane / “Live At 30th Street”
  • SPRING IS WHERE YOU ARE / Mark Winkler / Till I Get It Right”
  • SRINGSVILLE / Miles Davis / “Miles Ahead”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL / Ellen Andersson / “You Should Have Told Me”
  • THERE’LL BE ANOTHER SPRING / Greta Matassa / “Favorites From A Long Walk”
  • ANOTHER SPRING / Nina Simone / “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • I’LL REMEMBER APRIL / Sinne Eeg / “Dreams”
  • SOME OTHER SPRING / Tony Bennett / “Tony Bennett On Holiday”
  • SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST / Niki Haris / “I’m Glad There Is You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH / (Theme Music) / Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “11TH ANNUAL MUSIC TO BE THANKFUL FOR” (11.28.20)

29 Nov

Definitely one of my favorite shows every year because it gives me a chance to highlight music I’m thankful for and invite other WMNR broadcasters (B) and some of my favorite singers (S) to talk about and introduce music that’s important to them. Plus, because this show always falls near my birthday, it’s also “family night” at Turntable For One. So my wife and son join me at the radio station to offer their banter and musical selections. This year was different. My wife, Megan, was in the studio with me; our son, Cody, whom we saw at Thanksgiving via FaceTime (just like so many families this year), reported in from the safety of his NYC apartment. Stay well. Stay safe. Everyone.

(Guest)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MILESTONES  /  Christian McBride Big Band  /  “For Jimmy Wes, And Oliver”
  • (Gary Fountain-B)  /  WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD  /  Louis Armstrong  /  “What A Wonderful World”
  • BUT NOT FOR ME  /  Janet Planet  /  “Live At the Metropolitan Room NYC”
  • (Janet Planet-S)  /  THE MASQUERADE IS OVER  /  Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley   /  “Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley”
  • (Will Duchon-B)  /  STARDUST  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra & Strings”
  • SQUEEZE ME  /  Amber Weekes  /  “Pure Imagination”
  • (Amber Weekes-S)  /  BUT I WAS COOL  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Sin & Soul”
  • (Diana Blaze-B)  /  SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Classic Sinatra”
  • (Megan Stine)  /  DAY NUMBER 2  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Demo)
  • (Fred Velarde-B)  /  I CONCENTRATE ON YOU  /  Kiri Te Kanawa  /  “Sings Cole Porter”
  • (Sue Kennedy-B)  /  MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE  /  Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane  /  “John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman”
  • (Cody Owen Stine)  /  PLACE ST. HENRI  /  Oscar Peterson Trio  /  “The Will to Swing”
  • (Rene Marie-S)  /  BOLERO/SUZANNE  /  Rene Marie  /  “Live At The Jazz Standard”
  • (Cindy Carlson-B)  /  BOTH SIDES NOW  /  Joni Mitchell  /  “Clouds”
  • (Garrett Stack-B)  /  ONE MINUTE YOU’RE HERE  /  Bruce Springsteen  /  “Letter To You”
  • AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’  /  Champian Fulton  /  “After Dark
  • (Champian Fulton-S)  /  YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Dinah Washington  /  “For Those In Love”
  • (Gary Gerrard-B)  /  NEVER MY LOVE  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Man In The Air”
  • THAT’S IT, I QUIT  /  Sarah McKenzie  /  “We Could Be Lovers”
  • (Sarah McKenzie-S)  /  CHEGA DE SAUDADE  /  Antonio Carlos Jobim  /  “Rio Revisted”
  • (Rich Moran-B)  /  STARDUST  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “25”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MARDI GRAS PARTY” (2.29,20)

3 Mar

Time for a Mardi Gras party, complete with baubles, bangles, and beads, foods you can’t eat during lent, and some outstanding New Orleans music and musicians. I couldn’t find any songs about moon pies, so i instructed listeners to substitute moon pies as they sang along with Van Morrison.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WAY DOWN YONDER IN NEW ORLEANS  /  Louis Armstrong  /  “Live In Europe”
  • WAS IT SOMETHING I DID?  /  Jeremy Davenport  /  “Jeremy Davenport”
  • EXACTLY LIKE YOU  /  Rebirth Brass Band  /  “Rebirth Of New Orleans”
  • DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • HUNGRY MAN  / Mark Winkler  /  “West Coast Cool”
  • FRIM FRAM SAUCE  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You”
  • ST. JAMES INFIRMARY  /  Harry Connick  /  “The Marsalis Family: A Jazz Celebration:
  • HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At The Village Gate”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jon Batiste  /  “Hollywood Africans”
  • MY BABY WON’T TOLERATE  /  Lyle Lovett & Wynton Marsalis  /  “United We Swing”
  • MY JELLY ROLL SOUL  /  Charles Mingus  /  “Blues & Roots”
  • DAVY THE FAT BOY  /  Randy Newman  /  Randy Newman/Live”
  • MY LEAN BABY  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Grand Masters Of Jazz”
  • BAUBLES, BANGLES, AND BEADS  /  Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carols Jobim  /  “The Complete Reprise Recordings”
  • I’M WALKIN’  /  Count Basie  /  “New Orleans 101”
  • SINCE I FELL FOR YOU  /  Aaron Neville  /  “New Orleans 101”
  • MOONDANCE  /  Van Morrison  /  “Moondance”
  • MACK THE KNIFE  /  Nicolas Payton & Dr. John  /  “New Orleans 101”
  • LOUISIANA 1927  /  Randy Newman  /  “Our New Orleans”
  • VIPER’S DRAG  /  Alan Toussaint  /  “American Tunes”
  • WHEN IT’S SLEEPY TIME DOWN SOUTH  /  Wynton Marsalis  /  “Standard Time Vol. 2”
  • BLACK AND BLUE  /  Louis Armstrong  /  “Satch Plays Fats”
  • BASIN STREET BLUES  /  Shirley Horn  /  “I Remember Miles”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “THE TRUTH ABOUT MEN” (10.6.18)

7 Oct

Since we learned this week – much to my surprise – that it’s a scary time for men and that men are the true victims here, I had to do something to support all these poor unfortunate men, victims of an unfair society that never gives them any power nor respect. But what could I do being just a simple and largely ignored radio host? How about a testosterone-filled evening of man-splaining, man-rationalizing, and man-boasting songs, plus beer, of course, with an occasional view from a woman’s perspective? Here’s hoping for a better world…what are the chances?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I LIKE TO LEAD WHEN I DANCE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra ‘65”
  • HERE’S TO THE LOSERS  /  Laura Dickinson  /  “One For My Baby”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Once To Every Heart”
  • A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND  /  Amy Cervini  /  “No One Ever Tells You”
  • THE LADY’S IN LOVE WITH YOU  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • I’M ALWAYS WAITING ON YOU  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “DotDotDot”
  • WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Wolfman Jack  /  “In The Midnight Hour”
  • WHEN A WOMAN LOVES A MAN  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Johnny Mercer Songbook”
  • BLUES IN THE NIGHT  /  Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson  /  “Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson”
  • GIMME A PIG FOOT AND A BOTTLE OF BEER  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Quintessential Cleo”
  • I LIKE BEER  /  Tom T. Hall  /  “Greatest Hits Vol. 2”
  • COME BLOW YOUR HORN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Softly As I Leave You”
  • IF I RULED THE WORLD  /  Dionne Warwick  /  “Very Dionne”
  • I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER  /  Marc Pompe  /  “Monk’s Dream”
  • I DON’T MIND A BIT  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “You’ll Never Know”
  • I DON’T WANT MUCH  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend: Live In California”
  • IT’S A MAN  /  Duchess  /  “Duchess”
  • WHEN I’M NOT NEAR THE GIRL I LOVE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Liberace  /  “I Play Piano & Sing”
  • IT’S A MAN’S MAN’S MAN’S WORLD  /  Morgan James  /  “Learn To Floss In 3 Easy Steps”
  • A WOMAN IS A SOMETIME THING  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “Porgy & Bess”
  • BIG DISCOUNT  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Some Of That Sunshine”
  • I WANT A LITTLE GIRL  /  Nat Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • A MAN AIN’T SUPPOSED TO CRY  /  John Doakes  /  “Forever Reasons”
  • PEOPLE TIME  /  Stan Getz  /  “Yours And Mine”
  • FRAGILE  /  Sting  /  “…Nothing Like The Sun”
  • WE’RE ALL IN THE DANCE  /  Rachel Caswell  /  “We’re All In The Dance”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “TRIBUTE TO HAROLD ARLEN” (2.24.18)

26 Feb

Harold Arlen was born in February. I was not. But the differences don’t end there. He wrote more than 500 songs. I haven’t. And that’s not all. He’s dead and I’m not – hold on while I get a second opinion…

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Frank Sinatra  / “Ultimate Sinatra”
  • LET’S FALL IN LOVE  /  Diana Krall  /  “Live In Paris”
  • SLEEPIN’ BEE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
  • I NEVER HAS SEEN SNOW  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Late Set”
  • COME RAIN OR SHINE  /  Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band  /  “At The Village Gate”
  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Sara Gazark  /  “Yours”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN  /  John Doaks  /  “Forever Reasons”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A HEART  /  Michelle Lordi  /  “Drive”
  • GET HAPPY  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • TODAY I LOVE EVERYBODY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Harold Arlen  /  “Harold Sings Arlen”
  • AS LONG AS I LIVE  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT GOODBYE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “The Complete Roulette Sarah Vaughan Studio Sessions”
  • OUT OF THIS WORLD  /  Tony Bennett & Stan Getz  /  “Jazz”
  • I GOT A RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES  /  Billie Holiday  /  “The Complete Billie Holiday On Verve”
  • IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • I WONDER WHAT BECAME OF ME  /  Toots Thielemans & Trijntje Oosterhuis  /  “One More For The Road”
  • WHEN THE SUN COMES OUT  /  Rahsaan Roland Kirk  /  “Relaxed Jazz”
  • HAPPY WITH THE BLUES  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Love Held Lightly”
  • HOORAY FOR LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Harold Arlen Songbook”
  • DOWN WITH LOVE  /  Janet Seidel  /  “Winter Moon”
  • EASY STREET  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Louis Armstrong & Gary Crosby  /  “The Decca Singles”
  • SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Great Voices Of Harlem”
  • THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY  /  Judy Garland  /  “Judy At Carnegie”
  • DON’T LIKE GOODBYES  /  Ed Reed  /  “The Song Is You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HE SAID-SHE SAID” (1.20.18)

22 Jan

I played musical He Said-She Said this week, and unlike real life, nobody got fired and nobody went to court. Lots of opposing viewpoints and men and women not seeing eye-to-eye, but I also included some classic He Said-She Said duets

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • NICE AND EASY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice & Easy”
  • DO SOMETHING  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • LIVE ALONE AND LIKE IT  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Let’s Get Lost”
  • LIVING WITHOUT YOU  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  Patricia Barber  /  The Cole Porter Mix”
  • LOVE IS A NECESSARY EVIL  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life, Collected”
  • LET’S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Ella With The London Symphony Orchestra”
  • THE LADY IS A TRAMP  /  Buddy Greco  /  “The Lady Is A Tramp”
  • HE’S A TRAMP  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • BANGERS & MASH  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Peter Sellers & Sophia Loren  /  “Goodness Gracious Me Vol. 1”
  • MAKE ME RAINBOWS  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Easy”
  • WHERE’S THAT RAINBOW  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “It’s All Over But The Swingin’”
  • GET HAPPY  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend”
  • LOVE WON’T LET YOU GET AWAY  /  Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney  /  “Fancy Meeting You Here”
  • BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Falling In Love With Love”
  • 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Take Love Easy’”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • BOY WANTED  /  Sandra King  /  “Making Beautiful Music Together”
  • I WANT A LITTLE GIRL  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • YOU WON’T FORGET ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • IT’S EASY TO REMEMBER  /  John Coltrane Quartet  /  “Ballads”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MUSIC TO BE THANKFUL FOR” (11.25.17)

27 Nov

Time for the 8th Annual Music To Be Thankful For show, featuring music I’m thankful for and selections from some of the other broadcasters at WMNR, plus messages from three of the vocalists I admire most. And because this show always falls around my birthday, it was also the 8th Annual Family Night at Turntable For One with my wife and my son joining in. In short, a good time was had by all – especially me. 

(Special Guest)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SHALL WE DANCE  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • (Gary Gerrard)  /  I GOT PLENTY O’ NOTHIN’  /  Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Porgy And Bess”
  •  (Fred Velardi)  /  HERE COMES THE SUN  /  Yo-Yo Ma  /  “Songs Of Joy & Peace”
  • LOVER COME BACK TO ME  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Gypsy In My Soul”
  • (Connie Evingson)  /  LOVE YOU MADLY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • (Susan Kennedy)  /  ASK ME AGAIN  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “Ask Me Again”
  • (Megan Stine)  /  DJANGO  /  Modern Jazz Quartet  /  “Longing For The Continent”
  •  (Dan Lenore)  /  DAY BY DAY  /  Jo Stafford  /  “Starring Jo Stafford”
  •  WHY DO YOU DO IT (IF IT MAKES YOU SICK)  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “The Lock And The Key”
  • (Marilyn Older)  /  GONE AT LAST  /  Paul Simon & Phoebe Snow  /  “The Essential Paul Simon”
  • (Garrett Stack)  /  DARKNESS AND TREES  /  Cast Of “Come From Away”  /  “Come From Away”
  •  (Cody Owen Stine)  /  SECOND CHANCE  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • (Will Duchon)  /  OH MISTRESS MINE  /  Mary Kadderly  /  “Lucky Me”
  • YOU’LL SEE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • (Jackie Ryan)  /  MIDNIGHT SUN  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “How Long Has This Benn Going On?”
  • (Rich Moran)  /  I HAD MYSELF A TRUE LOVE  /  Barbara Cook  /  “Live From London”
  •  EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend – Live In California”
  •  WAITER, THE CHECK  /  Cousin Alice  /  “Pour Me”
  •  WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Keith Jarrett At The Blue Note”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “FACT OR ALTERNATIVE FACT?” (6-24-17)

25 Jun

It seems now we even disagree about agreeing to disagree. Things are totally out of control. Don’t you agree? So as a person with a microphone (when I remember to turn it on), don’t I have a solemn responsibility to try to provide some clarity and maybe even some answers? Of course I do. But that doesn’t mean I’m going to do it. Instead I presented a couple hours of people arguing and contradicting each other and never finding common ground. You want cumbaya? Watch Dr. Phil. You want some great singers singing some great songs? Check this out:

SONG  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “My Kind Of Broadway”
  • TALK TO ME BABY (TELL ME LIES) /  Cleo Laine  /  “Quintessential Cleo”
  • IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE  /  Jimmy Rushing  /  “Rushing Lullabies”
  • (I’M DANCING AND) I CAN’T BE BOTHERED NOW  /  Nicole Henry  /  “The Very Thought Of You”
  • I WON’T DANCE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Ella & Louis Again”
  • NO ONE EVER TELLS YOU  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Listen Here”
  • I COULD HAVE TOLD YOU  /  Bob Dylan  /  “I Could Have Told You”
  • DAYS LIKE THIS  /  Van Morrison  /  “Days Like This”
  • DAYS LIKE THIS  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Dreams In Apartments”
  • I’M GLAD I’M NOT YOUNG ANYMORE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Lorne Greene  /  “Young At Heart”
  • CAN’T BUY ME LOVE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • WITH PLENTY OF MONEY & YOU  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “The Music Of Harry Warren”
  • I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU  /  Andre Previn  /  “After Hours”
  • IT’S ALRIGHT WITH ME  /  Kevin Mahogany & Veronica Martell  /  “Big Band”
  • DREAM  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn up The Quiet”
  • INSOMNIA  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett & Willie Nelson  /  “Duets II”
  • DOWN  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • I’M OLD FASHIONED  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • SO NICE  /  Tamar Korn  /  “The Rhythm Method”
  • THE SECRET O’ LIFE  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “Live At Tavern On The Green”
  • I DON’T WORRY ABOUT A THING  /  Mose Allison  /  “Mose In Your Ear”
  • BLUE SKIES  /  Susie Arioli  /  “Night Lights”
  • I THINK IT’S GOING TO RAIN TODAY  /  Randy Newman  /  “The Randy Newman Songbook”
  • IF YOU WANT THE RAINBOW  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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