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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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PLAYLIST FOR “BATTLE OF THE HAVES AND HAVE-NOTS” (3.4.17)

6 Mar

They say that there’s more that unites us than divides us. Well, not on Turntable For One, I’m happy to say. Lots of opposing viewpoints, lots of opposing styles, and lots of songs about “having” and “not having”. And a good time was had by all…okay, maybe only by the host.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • GOD BLESS THE CHILD  /  Tony Bennett & Billie Holiday  /  “Bennett On Holiday”
  • I’VE GOT THE SUN IN THE MORNING  /  Marlene Ver Planck  /  “Meets Saxomania In Paris”
  • I GOT PLENTY O NUTTIN’  /  Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Porgy & Bess”
  • NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT  /  Nina Simone  /  “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”
  • I’VE GOT EVERYTHING I NEED  /  Fleurine  /  “Meant To Be”
  • I HADN’T ANYONE TILL YOU  /  Thelonious Monk  /  “Solo Monk”
  • I HADN’T ANYONE TILL YOU  /  Veronica Nunn  /  “Standard Delivery”
  • EVERYDAY  /  Joe Williams & Count Basie  /  “Breakfast Dance & Barbecue”
  • EVERY OTHER DAY I HAVE THE BLUES  /  Dave Tull  /  “I Just Want To Get Paid”
  • I’VE GOT A RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Judy Holliday  /  “Their Only Recording Together”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ultimate Sinatra”
  • I’VE GOT NO STRINGS  /  Roz Corral  /  “Telling Tales”
  • EVERYTHING I HAVE IS YOURS  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • EVERYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU  /  Johanna Sillanpaa  /  “From This Side”
  • I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “One More for The Road”
  • I AIN’T GOT NOTHING BUT THE BLUES  /  Silvia Droste  /  “From Dusk To Dawn”
  • BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME  /  Sonny Criss  /  “Out Of Nowhere”
  • I’VE GOT FIVE DOLLARS  /  Anita O’Day  /  “Swings Rogers & Hart”
  • YOU GOT TO PICK A POCKET OR TWO  /  Ian Shaw  /  “The Theory of Joy”
  • I’VE GOT THAT THING  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Sentimental Streak”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A HEART  /  Michael Winkle  /  “The Only Dream”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • I GOT IT BAD  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • BILLY’S BLUES  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • IF I HAD YOU  /  Nnena Freelon  /  “Live”
  • GOD BLESS THE CHILD  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Be Good”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “STATES I’VE BEEN IN” (11.19.16)

22 Nov

No, this wasn’t a geography lesson. I’m talking about states of mind, some I visit regularly, some I try to avoid, some I’ve been stranded in ever since the election.

(State Of Mind)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • (Mourning)  /  BIRD ON A WIRE  /  Leonard Cohen  /  “Songs Live”
  • I DON’T WANT MUCH  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend: Live In California”
  • (Bliss)  /  CHEEK TO CHEEK  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Ella & Louis”
  • (Indecision)  /  UNDECIDED  /  Amy Farris  /  “Anyway”
  • UNDECIDED BLUES  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Playing With My Friends”
  • (Amazement)  /  IT AMAZES ME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • (Disbelief)  /  I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT YOU’RE IN LOVE WITH ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session”
  • (Resignation)  /  COMES LOVE  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Billie’s Best”
  • FAILURE FACE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Rod McKuen  /  “A Boy Named Charlie Brown”
  • (Spirituality)  /  NAIMA  /  Charles Lloyd  /  “Autumn In New York”
  • (Grace)  /  HOUSE OF GRACE  /  Billy Brandt  /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor”
  • (Self-Deception)  /  I HAVEN’T GOT ANY BETTER TO DO  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • (Optimism)  /  BLUESETTE  /  Mel Torme & Buddy Rich Orchestra  /  “When I Found You”
  • (Not Optimism)  /  LITTLE GIRL BLUE  /  Nina Simone  /  “After Hours”
  • (Horny Dog)  /  WHATCHA GONNA DO ON MONDAY  /  Andy Scott  /  “Angels”
  • (Horny Dog Response)  /  DOWN BOY  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “I Like Men”
  • (Neediness)  /  DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • (Unrequited Love)  /  SWEETHEART  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Great City”
  • (Euphoria)  /  ON A CLEAR DAY  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Boston Concert”
  • (Shock)  /  GUESS WHO I SAW TODAY  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson  /  “Two’s Company”
  • (Innocence Or Ignorance?  /  SIMON SMITH AND HIS AMAZING DANCING BEAR  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • (Higher Consciousness)  /  THE WATERS OF MARCH  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • (Glass Half-Full)  /  THE RAINBOW CONNECTION  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • (Glass Half-Empty)  /  I THINK IT’S GOING TO RAIN TODAY  /  Norah Jones  /  “Higher Ground”
  • (Prayer)  /  COME SUNDAY  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Sophisticated Lady”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “DEBATE NIGHT” (10.1.16)

3 Oct

I started the show with an hour of songs about debates, candidates, and politics. What was I thinking? So half-way through, realizing people want to get away from the cacophony and chaos, I played an hour of music to steer attention away and calm the soul from all the madness.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • (Classic Debate)  /  LET’S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF  /Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Best Of Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong”
  • (Candidates’ Delusion)  /  THE BEST THING FOR YOU  /  Nat Cole  /  “Tell Me All About Yourself”
  • (What Donald Is Told)  /  CONTROL YOURSELF  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine At Carnegie Hall”
  • (What Donald Does)  /  RUNNIN’ WILD  /  Avalon Jazz Band
  • (What Hillary Thinks)  /  EV’RYBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “My Kind Of Broadway”
  • (What Hillary Wants People To Think)  /  SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD  /  Diana Krall  /  “Wallflower”
  • (Trump Twitter Tirade About Me)  /  YOUR MIND IS ON VACATION  /  Mose Allison  /  “Lounge Live From The Mountain Stage”
  • (Climate Change Denier)  /  BLUE SKIES  /  Adrienne Fenemor  /  “Blue Skies”
  • (Climate Change Advocate)  /  TOO DARN HOT  /  Fay Claassen  /  “Red, Hot, & Blue: The Music Of Cole Porter”
  • OH, CALIFORNIA  /  David Ackles  /  “American Gothic”
  • (Fat Shaming)  /  DAVY THE FAT BOY  /  Randy Newman  /  “Randy Newman/Live”
  • (What Candidates Want Us To Believe)  /  EVERYTHING’S COMING UP ROSES  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Carol Burnett  /  “Let Me Entertain You”
  • (What The Electorate Really Thinks)  /  STOP THIS TRAIN  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story?”
  • (A Plea From Millennials)  /  YOUNG AND FOOLISH  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Timeless Mark Murphy”
  • AMERICAN TUNE  /  Paul Simon  /  “There Goes Rhymin’ Simon”
  • SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Sara Gazarek & Josh Nelson  /  Dream In The Blue”
  • EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Sting Variations”
  • BY MYSELF  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • I’M A FOOL TO WANT YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Kristin Chenoweth  /  “The Art Of Elegance”
  • LIVE ALONE AND LIKE IT  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Let’s Get Lost”
  • LI’L DARLIN’  /  The Real Group  /  “Live”
  • DON’T DREAM OF ANYBODY BUT ME  /  Bobby Darin  /  “This Is Darin”
  • LI’L DARLIN  /  Count Basie  /  “Atomic Basie”
  • LOOK TO THE RAINBOW  /  Astrud Gilberto  /  “Look To The Rainbow”
  • YOU MIGHT AS WELL LIVE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Till I Get It Right”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “ELLA FITZGERALD CHALLENGES THE WORLD!” (9.24.16)

26 Sep

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 “BREAKING NEWS” (4.11.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzvocalists #prx

13 Apr

Every story on the cable news channels is presented as BREAKING NEWS! The hype and hyperbole were driving me crazy…until I remembered why they’re doing it – to keep the audience interested, tuned in, and awake. Hey, that’s exactly what I want, too. So I presented every song this week as a BREAKING NEWS story, everything from breaking news about Justin Bieber (“I Won’t Grow Up”) to a home invasion (“The Three Bears”) to a new statement from Edward Snowden to America (“You’d Be So Nice To Come Home to”) to the discovery of the Fountain Of Youth (“Young At Heart”). Maybe I didn’t get all the stories right, but isn’t that the hallmark of BREAKING NEWS: get it fast, not right?

 

 SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • IT’S TOO DARN HOT  /  Mel Torme  /  “Swings Shubert Alley”
  • LET’S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Ella & Louis”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”
  • I WON’T GROW UP  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “From The Vaults”
  • TRAFFIC AND WEATHER  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Language”
  • THREE BEARS  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Mark Winkler Sings Bobby Troup”
  • BROOKLYN BRIDGE  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Great City”
  • TAKE ME OUT OT THE BALL GAME  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  “Mamaloshen”
  • TAKE ME OUT OT THE BALL GAME  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Take Me Out To The Ball Game”
  • I APOLOGIZE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN  /  Rigmor Gustafsson & Jacky Terrasson  /  “Close To You”
  • WILD MAN ON THE LOOSE  /  Mose Allison  /  “Lessons In Living”
  • B LUE SKIES  /  Veronneau  /  “Joy Of Living”
  • BE CAREFUL IT’S MY HEART  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares for Me”
  • YOUNG AT HEART  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “It’s A Good Day”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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