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PLAYLIST FOR “LAUGHING AT LIFE” (AN ARCHIVE SHOW) (11.11.17)

13 Nov

Last Saturday, a trip down memory lane with an archive show from last February. I’ll be back in this studio this week!

 

It’s true that smiling requires more muscles than frowning, which must be why smiling always tires me so quickly. Still, considering all that we know and fear about the world today, I thought it was worth spending a couple hours focusing on laughing and smiling. Okay, I didn’t feel any better at the end of the program, but at least I got to share some great songs and singers and some of my favorite laughs.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LAUGHING AT LIFE  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • THEY ALL LAUGHED  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • YOU’RE LAUGHING AT ME  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • KEEP SMILING AT TROUBLE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “60 Years: The Artistry Of Tony Bennett”
  • ARE YOU HAVING ANY FUN  /  Cali Rose  /  “Are You having Any Fun”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Interlude”
  • I’M GONNA LAUGH YOU RIGHT OUT OF MY LIFE  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers & Losers”
  • THE JONES LAUGHING RECORD  /  Spike Jones  /  “The Jones Laughing Record”
  • I’M ALL SMILES  /  Marlene Ver Planck  /  “A Breath Of Fresh Air”
  • THE BRIGHTEST SMILE IN TOWN  /  Ray Charles  /  “Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul”
  • BE A CLOWN  /  Chris Connor  /  “Blue Moon”
  • PUT ON A HAPPY FACE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Stevie Wonder  /  “The Complete Stevie Wonder”
  • IT TAKES A LOT TO LAUGH, IT TAKES A TRAIN TO CRY  /  Janet Planet  /  “Janet Planet Sings The Bob Dylan Songbook”
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Merry Go Round”
  • THIS WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Take A Look”
  • THE KITTEN SONG  /  Steven Wright  /  “I Still Have A Pony”
  • SMILING FEET  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • TWO FACES WEST  /  Bob And Ray  /  “Bob & Ray On A Platter”
  • HAPPY TALK  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley”
  • NANCY WITH THE LAUGHING FACE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra’s Sinatra”
  • THE LAUGHING POLICEMAN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  John Lithgow  /  “Sunny Side Of The Street”
  • A LAUGH FOR RORY  /  Rahsann Roland Kirk  /  “The Inflated tear”
  • I LOVE TO SEE YOU SMILE  /  Randy Newman  /  “The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 3”
  • WHEN YOU’RE SMILING  /  Carol Welsman  /  “I Like Men”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • WHEN YOU MAKE ME SMILE  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “When You Make Me Smile”
  • SMILE  /  Nat Cole  /  “The Nat King Cole Story”
  • LAUGHING MATTERS  /  Bette Midler  /  “Bathhouse Betty”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “FUN AND GAMES WEEK” (9.2.17)

2 Sep

I’m back! And to squeeze a last little bit of fun out of a summer that, frankly, wasn’t all that much fun, I declared this “Fun & Games Week” with lots of suggestions for each.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ARE YOU HAVING ANY FUN?  /  Cali Rose  /  “Are You Having Any Fun?”
  • AIN’T WE GOT FUN?  /  Julian Yeo  /  “1923”
  • GETTING SOME) FUN OUT OF LIFE  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “Dreamland”
  • LUCK BE A LADY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Vegas: Live At The Sands”
  • FUN TO BE FOOLED  /  Marlene Ver Planck  /  “My Impetuous Heart”
  • READY MIX  /  Buddy Rich  /  “Swingin’ New Big Band”
  • THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORTS  /  The Real Group  /  “One For All”
  • TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “I Think It’s Going to Rain Today”
  • A BIG BEAUTIFUL BALL  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Martha Raye & Carol Burnett  /  “Together Again For The First Time”
  • DAT DERE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Double Rainbow”
  • CLOSE YOUR EYES  /  Doris Day & Andre Previn  /  “Duets”
  • PLAYIN’ WITH MY FRIENDS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Playin’ With My Friends”
  • ITSY BITSY BLUES  /  Cynthia Bane  /  “Clearly”
  • CHARADE  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Ultra Lounge”
  • SCRABBLE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Ages”
  • HOPSCOTCH  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Gin Fizz Fandango”
  • THIS MASQUERADE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Cybill Shepherd  /  “Cybill Getz Better”
  • LADIES GRAB YOUR SEATS  /  Bob & Ray  /  “Bob & Ray On A Platter”
  • RHODE ISLAND IS FAMOUS FOR YOU  /  Janet Planet  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • SHAPE OF MY HEART  /  Sting  /  “Ten Summoner’s Tales”
  • PEEK-A-BOO  /  Hetty Kate  /  “Gordon Webster Meets Hetty Kate”
  • KISS AND RUN  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
  • GUESS WHO I SAW TODAY  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Song Time”
  • IT’S ALL IN THE GAME  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “The Out-Of-Towners”
  • WHERE ARE YOU?  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Shadows In The Night”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  •  PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Did you miss the show? Want to know what everyone is talking about? Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to last Saturday’s show.
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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

Did you miss the show? Want to hear it in unreal time? Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu.
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PLAYLIST FOR “LAUGHING AT LIFE” (2.18.17)

19 Feb

It’s true that smiling requires more muscles than frowning, which must be why smiling always tires me so quickly. Still, considering all that we know and fear about the world today, I thought it was worth spending a couple hours focusing on laughing and smiling. Okay, I didn’t feel any better at the end of the program, but at least I got to share some great songs and singers and some of my favorite laughs.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LAUGHING AT LIFE  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • THEY ALL LAUGHED  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • YOU’RE LAUGHING AT ME  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • KEEP SMILING AT TROUBLE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “60 Years: The Artistry Of Tony Bennett”
  • ARE YOU HAVING ANY FUN  /  Cali Rose  /  “Are You having Any Fun”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Interlude”
  • I’M GONNA LAUGH YOU RIGHT OUT OF MY LIFE  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers & Losers”
  • THE JONES LAUGHING RECORD  /  Spike Jones  /  “The Jones Laughing Record”
  • I’M ALL SMILES  /  Marlene Ver Planck  /  “A Breath Of Fresh Air”
  • THE BRIGHTEST SMILE IN TOWN  /  Ray Charles  /  “Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul”
  • BE A CLOWN  /  Chris Connor  /  “Blue Moon”
  • PUT ON A HAPPY FACE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Stevie Wonder  /  “The Complete Stevie Wonder”
  • IT TAKES A LOT TO LAUGH, IT TAKES A TRAIN TO CRY  /  Janet Planet  /  “Janet Planet Sings The Bob Dylan Songbook”
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Freddie Cole  /  “Merry Go Round”
  • THIS WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Take A Look”
  • THE KITTEN SONG  /  Steven Wright  /  “I Still Have A Pony”
  • SMILING FEET  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • TWO FACES WEST  /  Bob And Ray  /  “Bob & Ray On A Platter”
  • HAPPY TALK  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley”
  • NANCY WITH THE LAUGHING FACE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra’s Sinatra”
  • THE LAUGHING POLICEMAN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  John Lithgow  /  “Sunny Side Of The Street”
  • A LAUGH FOR RORY  /  Rahsann Roland Kirk  /  “The Inflated tear”
  • I LOVE TO SEE YOU SMILE  /  Randy Newman  /  “The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 3”
  • WHEN YOU’RE SMILING  /  Carol Welsman  /  “I Like Men”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • WHEN YOU MAKE ME SMILE  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “When You Make Me Smile”
  • SMILE  /  Nat Cole  /  “The Nat King Cole Story”
  • LAUGHING MATTERS  /  Bette Midler  /  “Bathhouse Betty”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Did you miss the show? Want to do penance and hear it in unreal time? Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu.
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PLAYLIST FOR “AN AMERICAN IN PARIS” (12.5.15)

8 Dec

Shirley Horn recorded in Paris. Sinatra recorded in Paris. Aretha recorded in Paris. See a pattern here? Sorry you missed it, aren’t you? Don’t worry. You’ll get another chance this Saturday night.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • JUST IN TIME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “I Love You Paris”
  • IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra & Sextet
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • ANTHROPOLOGY  /  Dizzy & The Double Six  /  “Dizzy Gillespie & The Double Six Of Paris”
  • LET’S FALL IN LOVE  /  Diana Krall  /  “Live In Paris”
  • SINGING IN THE RAIN  /  Aretha Franklin  /  “Aretha Franklin Live In Paris 1977”
  • LONG AFTER MIDNIGHT  /  Lisa Lindsley  /  “Long After Midnight”
  • FOUR  /  Deborah Latz  /  “Sur l’Instant
  • PETIT BACK BLUES  /  Miles Davis  /  “A Day in Paris”
  • I’M JUST A LUCKY SO AND SO  /  Marlene Ver Planck  /  “Marlene Ver Planck Meets Saxomania In Paris”
  • MISTY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella & Duke At Cote D’Azur”
  • SATIN DOLL  /  Duke Ellington  /  “Live At Cabaret L’Alacazar”
  • A PARIS  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Trying to set a world record for listening to podcasts? Here’s a good way to start: listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. Click the link below.

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PLAYLIST FOR “MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE SUBJUNCTIVE MOOD” (5.23.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

24 May

In my obsessive effort to defend correct grammar, I focussed this week on my favorite verb mood, the subjunctive mood; my favorite because it often expresses wishes – even though they’re wishes which haven’t or can’t come true. It’s all a part of my “No listener left behind” effort. Don’t try to thank me. Just doing my job. (Ok, you can try to thank me.)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • IF THE STARS WERE MINE  /  Melody Gardot  /  “My One & Only Thrill”
  • I WISH I WERE IN LOVE AGAIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”
  • IF I HAD YOU  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “The Complete Roulette Sarah Vaughan Studio Sessions”
  • IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW  /  Chet Baker  /  “You Can’t Go Home Again”
  • IF I NEEDED YOU  /  Kellye Gray  /  “And They Call Us Cowboys”
  • IF YOU WERE A SONG  /  Billy Brandt  /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor”
  • IF LOVE WERE ALL  /  Judy Garland  /  “Judy At Carnegie”
  • AND THE MOON GREW BRIGHTER & BRIGHTER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Kirk Douglas  /  “Hollywood Actors Sing”
  • I WISH I KNEW  /  Marlene VerPlanck  /  “Ballads…Mostly”
  • IF YOU WERE THE ONLY GIRL (IN THE WORLD)  /  Dean Martin  /  “Dream With Dean”
  • IF YOU NEVER FALL IN LOVE WITH ME  /  Kate Davis  /  “Live At Jimmy Mak’s”
  • I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Need more Turntable For One? Need it instantly? Others may laugh at you, but I say, Go for it! Listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. Click the link below and enjoy!

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PLAYLIST FOR “NEW BEGINNINGS” (5.2.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

2 May

What does New Beginnings mean to you? All this week on WMNR Fine Arts Radio, broadcasters will be answering that question musically. Here are my answers with a lot of help from some wonderful singers. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG  /  Lilly Thornton  /  “Invitation” 
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • LET’S BEGIN  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “The Complete Jerome Kern Songbooks”   
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Accentuate The Positive” 
  • BY MYSELF  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “The Great American Songbook”  
  • I JUST WANT ALL OF MY STUFF  /  Chaise Lounge /  “Dot-Dot-Dot”  
  •  HAVEN’T WE MET  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Bottom Line Archive Series”
  • EIGHT, NINE, AND TEN  /  Hetty Kate & Gordon Webster  /  “Gordon Webster Meets Hetty Kate”
  • NEW SUN IN THE SKY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jonathan Schwartz  /  “Jonathan Schwartz Sings Arthur Schwartz”
  • HERE I GO AGAIN  /  Marlene Ver Planck  /  “I Like To Sing”  
  • THE BEST IS YET TO COME  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “It Might As Well Be Swing” 
  • DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD  /  Lillie Kae  /  “I’m Glad There Is You”  
  • HURRY, IT’S LOVELY UP HERE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington  /  “Ella At Duke’s Place”  
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Don’t forget: Mother’s Day is coming. You could binge-listen to the Turntable For One podcasts on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. Can you think of a better way to spend this special day with that special Mom? You can? Fine. Would you at least consider it? Put it on a list, okay? Don’t worry – I’ll remind you. Just click the link below. 

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