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PLAYLIST FOR “HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOB!” (10.7.17)

9 Oct

My brother (you know him as “R.L.” and I know him as “Bob! Take the pillow off my face. I can’t breathe!”) celebrated his birthday on Oct. 8 and I celebrated it on my show the night before, featuring his favorite song – Skylark – and some of his favorite singers. I also featured a few favorite musical brothers.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. SWING  /  Andrej Hermlin & His Swing Dance Orchestra  /  “Happy Birthday Mr. Swing”
  • SKYLARK  /  Kevin Mahogany & Ray Brown Trio /  “Some Of My Best Friends Are…Singers”
  • SLUMMING ON PARK AVENUE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • WALKING MY BABY BACK HOME  /  Livingston Taylor  /  “Snapshot – Live At The Iron Horse”
  • WALKING MY BABY BACK HOME  /  James Taylor  /  “Hourglass”
  • MULBERRIES  /  Bob & Ray  /  “The Wally Ballou Story”
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy  /  “The Dream”
  • LOVE WALKED IN  /  Sue Raney  /  “In Good Company”
  • THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jennie Smith  /  “Nightly On The Steve Allen Show”
  • LOOK OUT FOR LOVE  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • I’M NOT MY BROTHER I’M ME  /  Freddy Cole  /  (A Live Performance)
  • WHERE THE ACTION IS  /  Ike Cole  /  “Tribute To His Brother Nat”
  • GROOVE YARD  /  The Montgomery Brothers  /  “Groove Yard”
  • BILL  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine Live At Carnegie Hall”
  • I WANT TO BE HAPPY  /  The Mills Brothers & Count Basie  /  “The Board Of Directors”
  • BIRTHDAY SONG, GENERIC  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “Moonshadow Dance”
  • SKYLARK  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Fallen Angels”
  • FOUR BROTHERS  /  King Sisters  /  “Imagination”
  • IT ISN’T SO GOOD IT COULDN’T GET BETTER  /  Irene Kral  /  “Second Chance”
  • LOVE IS IN THE AIR  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “A Stephen Sondheim Collection”
  • I LOVE YOU PORGY  /  Nina Simone  /  “Mood Indigo”
  • SKYLARK  /  Roberta Gambarini & Hank Jones  /  “You Are There”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL  /  John Coltrane Quartet  /  “Ballads”
  • SAVE YOUR LOVE FOR ME  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley”
  • BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Mr. Oscar Brown Jr. Goes To Washington”
  • FAR AWAY PLACES  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • SKYLARK  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone And Piano!”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “NEVER SAY NEVER” (9.16.17)

16 Sep

If there’s a rule about an exception to every rule, doesn’t that mean there must be a rule with no exception? Think about that as you look down the list of singers and songs helping me to break one of the tiresome rules I’ve heard my whole life – Never Say Never! Really? You try singing these songs without singing that word.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I NEVER LOVED ANYONE  /  Carol Sloane  /  “We’ll Meet Again”
  • I’LL NEVER BE THE SAME  /  Anna Sise  /  “But Beautiful”
  • NEVERTHELESS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice ‘N’ Easy”
  • NOW OR NEVER  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “The Best Of Love Songs”
  • IF WE NEVER MEET AGAIN  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. Lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • THE MIDNIGHT SUN WILL NEVER SET  /  Quincy Jones  /  “I Dig Dancers”
  • NEVER LET ME GO  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Never Let Me Go”
  • I’VE NEVER BEEN I LOVE BEFORE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ethan Hawke  /  “Born To Be Blue Soundtrack”
  • I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN  /  Rigmor Gustafsson & Jacky Terrasson Trio  /  “Close To You”
  • IF I NEVER GET TO PARIS  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Gin Fizz Fandango”
  • NEVER MAKE YOU MOVE TOO SOON  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Bill Henderson Live At The Vic”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Helen Merrill  /  “Live At Nalen”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Accentuate The Positive”
  • ONE NEVER KNOWS, DOES ONE?  /  Lily Frost  /  “Too Hot For Words”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant  /  “Dreams & Daggers”
  • I’LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN  /  Laila Biali  /  “Live In Concert”
  • YOU’LL NEVER KNOW  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Nat King Cole: The Ultimate Edition”
  • THE TWELFTH OF NEVER  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At Carnegie Hall”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Art Blakey  /  “Kyoto”
  • I NEVER MEANT TO HURT YOU  /  Audrey Martin  /  “Living Room”
  • THE PEOPLE THAT YOU NEVER GET TO LOVE  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “The People That You Never Get To Love”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “EGO TRIP TRAVEL TIPS” (5.20.17)

22 May

There seems to be no way to avoid them these days, everyone’s doing it, so pack your selfie-stick, your mirror, your pen for signing autographs, and let’s all go on an Ego Trip! Of course, I’ve added a few cautionary tales to the itinerary, and a few of these trips come in for a crash landing.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album title

  • YOU’RE SO VAIN  /  Carly Simon  /  “Greatest Hits Vol. 1”
  • I’M HIP  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie 1975”
  •  THE BEST THING FOR YOU  /  George Evans  /  “Live At The Cellar”
  • PEEL ME A GRAPE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “The Main Ingredient”
  • I BELIEVE IN YOU  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “It Might As Well Be Swing”
  • THE BEST IS YET TO COME  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • A LOT OF LIVING TO DO  /  Sammy Davis  /  “Sammy Davis Jr. Belts The Best Of Broadway”
  • OLD WORLD CHARM  /  Maud Hixon  /  “Don’t Let A Good Thing Get Away”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Once To Every Heart”
  • YOU CAME A LONG WAY FROM ST. LOUIS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tammy Grimes  /  “Tammy Grimes”
  • HE’S A TRAMP  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • LOVE WON’T LET YOU GET AWAY  /  Seth MacFarlane & Sara Bareilles  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • I BELIEVE SHE WAS TALKIN’ ABOUT ME  /  Kevin Mahogany & Randy Travis  /  “Another Time Another Place”
  • PAY SOME ATTENTION TO ME  /  Lena Jansson  /  “That Certain Feeling”
  • I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER  /  Marc Pompe  /  “Monk’s Dream”
  • I FEEL PRETTY  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Sophie Milman”
  • YOU’RE BLASÉ  /  Stan Getz  /  “My Old Flame”
  • COMMON TOUCH  /  Nancy Kelly  /  “B That Way”
  • YOU’RE LOOKING AT ME  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • ON A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA  /  Morgana King  /  “This Is Always”
  • I CAN’T GET STARTED  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Sunday Express Vol. 2”
  • YOU’LL SEE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • WHEN IN ROME  /  Tina May  /  “A Wing & A Prayer”
  • BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MUSIC OF THE WORLD” (4.22.17)

23 Apr

Saturday was Earth Day. I forgot to send the earth a card, but I did do a very responsible thing. I recycled a musical theme I’ve used before “Songs with the same word in the title.” Last night the word was World and sometimes Earth. All in all, I spent a couple of productive hours trying to save the planet from boring music.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH  /  Freddie Cole  /  “To The Ends Of The Earth”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Classic Sinatra”
  • TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS  /  Dena DeRose  /  “Travelin’ Light”
  • YOU’RE CLEAR OUT OF THIS WORLD  /  Tony Bennett & Stan Getz  /  “Jazz”
  • IT’S A WONDERFUL WORLD  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Things Are Swingin’
  • WONDERFUL WORLD  /  Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon, James Taylor  /  “Watermark”
  • WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Dwayne Johnson  /  “Journey 2 Sountrack”
  • BIG BAD WORLD  /  The Real Group  /  “Commonly Unique”
  • HE’S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Her Friends”
  • IT’S A SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL  /  Nikki Yanofsky  /  “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  • SMALL WORLD  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Live In Las Vegas”
  • EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles”
  • I DON’T WANT TO SET THE WORLD ON FIRE  /  Jill Seifers  /  “New York Jazz Vocals”
  • IF I RULED THE WORLD  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Rare Capitol Masters”
  • EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD  /  Sue Ellen  /  “Sunday Hangover”
  • THIS FUNNY WORLD  /  Ian Shaw  /  “Taking It To Hart”
  • ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Inspiring Love”
  • I SHALL BE RELEASED  /  Janet Planet  /  “Sings The Bob Dylan Songbook”
  • WHEN THE WORLD WAS YOUNG  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Triplicate”
  • WHOLLY EARTH  /  Virginia Schenck  /  “Aminata Moseka”
  • AS TIME GOES BY  /  Dexter Gordon  /  “Jazz Standards 101”
  • SACK FULL OF DREAMS  /  Mark Murphy  /  “September Ballads”
  • WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS LOVE  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Candid Moments”        
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “APRIL FOOL!” (4.1.17)

3 Apr

You can fool some of the people some of the time – and why, for heaven’s sake, isn’t that enough? So much for my philosophy of life.  My philosophy of music is evident in the playlist below. Okay, maybe I played more “fool” songs than April Fools jokes, but why fool around when it comes to great singers and songs?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • I WAS A FOOL TO LET YOU GO  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • I’M A FOOL TO WANT YOU  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady in Satin”
  • THESE FOOLISH THINGS  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Triplicate”
  • FOOLS RUSH IN  /  Harold Mabern w/ Norah Jones  /  “Afro Blue”
  • YOUNG AND FOOLISH (Take #4)  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album”
  • BABY I’M A FOOL  /  Melody Gardot  /  “My One And Only thrill”
  • FOOL THAT I AM  /  Etta James  /  “The Second Time Around”
  • I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie” The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • YOU TURNED THE TABLES ON ME  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • WHAT KIND OF FOOL AM I  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  William Shatner  /  “What Kind Of Fool Am I”
  • THE FOOL ON THE HILL  /  Susanne Menzel w/ Bremen Philharmonic Strings  /  “Soulmates”
  • SHORT PEOPLE  /  Thomas Quasthoff  /  “Tell It Like It Is”
  • FOOLIN’ MYSELF  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • WHAT DO YOU DO AFTER YOU RUIN YOUR LIFE  /  Mose Allison  /  “Your Mind Is On Vacation”
  • THAT OLD DEVIL MOON  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Duets”
  • THE TROLLEY SONG  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant  /  “For One To Love”
  • LAURA  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “Capitol Collectors Series?
  • FUN TO BE FOOLED  /  Marlene VerPlanck  /  “My Impetuous Heart”
  • ANYONE CAN WHISTLE  /  Tania Grubbs  /  “Lost In The Stars”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Once To Every Heart”
  • BLAH, BLAH, BLAH  /  Nicole Herzog  /  “That’s Life”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Allan Harris, Takana Myamoto  /  “Convergence”
  • APRIL FOOLED ME  /  Heidi Blikenstaff  /  “The Land Where Good Songs Go”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO UNCERTAINTY” (1.11.17)

29 Jan

We live in uncertain times, though, honestly, I’m not even certain about that anymore. If you were betting that I’d try to put you at ease and make things better, you totally lost that bet, bud. Two hours of songs about uncertainty of one kind or another. The only thing certain is every singer is a winner.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Record Title

  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Kristin Berardi  /  “Where Or When”
  • AT LONG LAST LOVE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”        
  • MAYBE  /  Nancy Valentine  /  “Lovesome”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • UNDECIDED  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Take A Look”
  • TICK TOCK  /  Chaise Lounge  /  Gin Fizz Fandango”
  • HOW AM I TO KNOW?  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • ARE YOU THERE WITH ANOTHER BOY  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • HOW CAN I BE SURE?  /  Anne Farnsworth  /  “Sealed With A Kiss”
  • WHERE DO YOU START?  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • I WALK A LITTLE FASTER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Fiona Apple  /  “The Best Is Yet To Come”
  • WAIT AND SEE  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • WHERE WOULD YOU BE WITHOUT ME  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  / Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “The Beat Goes On”
  • DID WE HAVE ANY FUN?  /  Shepley Metcalf  /  “Something Irresistible”
  • SO MANY STARS  /  Mark Murphy  /  “The Dream”
  • HE LOVES ME I THINK  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AIN’T  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • TULIP OR TURNIP  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • MY IDEAL  /  Wendy Moten  /  “Wendy Moten Sings Richard Whiting”
  • WILL YOU STILL BE MINE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • WILL I FIND MY LOVE TODAY?  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At Carnegie Hall”
  • HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING  /  Ian Shaw  /  “The Theory Of Joy”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “NIGHT AT THE MOVIES” (12.10.16)

11 Dec

All but one of these songs were first heard in a movie. Do you know which one appeared on stage first?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • AS TIME GOES BY  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Stage & Screen Hits””
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND  /  Roberta Gambarini & Dave Brubeck  /  “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  • WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • HE’S A TRAMP  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU  /  Carol Sloane  /  “As Time Goes By”
  •  STELLA BY STARLIGHT  /  Miles Davis Quintet  /  “’58 Miles”
  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Sara Gazarek  /  “Yours”
  • TOP HAT WHITE TIE AND TAILS  /  Fred Astaire  /  “The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • ISN’T THIS A LOVELY DAY  /  Lissy Walker  /  “Life Is Sweet”
  • THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “A Song for You”
  • BY MYSELF  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Ray Charles  /  “Ray Charles Forever”
  • CINEMA PARADISO  /  Petra Haden  /  “Petra Goes To The Movies”
  • HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “How Do You Keep The Music Playing?”
  • LAURA  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “World On A String”
  • LAST TANGO IN PARIS  /  Gato Barbieri  /  “Last Tango In Paris”
  • THE TROLLEY SONG  /  Cecile McLoren Salvant  /  “For One To Love”
  • HOW LITTLE WE KNOW  /  Nat Cole  /  “Capitol Sings Hoagy Carmichael”
  • THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE  /  Morgana King  /  “The Shadow Of Your Smile”
  • MISTY  /  Erroll Garner  /  “Ready Take One”
  • THE DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES  /  Cassandra Wilson  /  “Midnight In The Garden of Good & Evil”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • MOON RIVER  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “Come Rain Or Come Shine”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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