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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

Did you miss the show? Embarrassed about your lame excuse? Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu and listen to last Saturday’s show.
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PLAYLIST FOR “THE (LOST) ART OF WRITING LETTERS” (5.14.16)

16 May

Remember when 140 characters meant a Tolstoy novel, not our major means of communicating with each other? Remember when Snail Mail referred to the gender of a specie, not to the U.S. Postal Service? Remember when a sound bite was an accident with the neighbor’s dog, not a statement by a politician? (Although you’d probably be wise to get a rabies shot after both of those events.) We seem to have lost a number of things these days – skills such as logic, empathy, listening. This week I thought I’d tackle the lost art of letter writing with a couple dozen wonderful songs and singers on the topic. 

 

  • TAKE A LETTER, MISS JONES  /  Mel Torme  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • LOVE LETTERS  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Stardust”
  • I’M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • SEALED WITH A KISS  /  Anne Farnsworth  /  “Sealed With A Kiss”
  • MR. SANDMAN  /  Anita O’Day & Cal Tjader  /  “Time For Two”
  • POSTCARD LOVERS  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • P.S. I LOVE YOU  /  Jimmy Scott  /  “Over The Rainbow”
  • FAMOUS BLUE RAINCOAT  /  Leonard Cohen  /  “The Essential Leonard Cohen”
  • DEAR BIX  / Renee Yoxon & Chad Linsley  /  “Impossible: Live At Musideum”
  • TONY BENNETT  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old, New, Borrowed, And The Blues”
  • TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS  /  Helen Merrill  /  “Casa Forte”
  • YOU’RE THE TOP  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Cary Grant & Ginny Sims  /  “Music of Cole Porter”   
  • MONA LISA  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Tokyo 96”
  • SMITTEN WITH YOU  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Attachments”
  • HONEY PIE  /  Tuck & Patty  /  “Love Warriors”
  • HEY JOHN  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings”
  • HEY YOU WITH THE CRAZY EYES  /  Loston Harris  /  “Swingfully Yours”
  • BABY, WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME  /  Champian Fulton  /  “After Dark”
  • MEET ME AT NO SPECIAL PLACE  /  Maud Hixson  /  “Love’s Refrain”
  • LONELY TIME  /  Maynard Ferguson  /  “Message From Birdland”
  • YOU’RE DRIVING ME CRAZY  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “Secret Heart”
  • DEARLY BELOVED  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Hollywood My Way”
  • THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Rarities, Outtakes, & Other Delights, Vol. 2””
  • HURRY IT’S LOVELY UP HERE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • DON’T SMOKE IN BED  /  Nina Simone  /  “Little Girl Blue”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  

Podcasts On PRX here:

PLAYLIST FOR “BE KIND TO ANIMALS WEEK” (5.16.15) #jazz #jazzvocals #jazzradio

16 May

This week I paid tribute to “Be Kind To Animals Week.” Be assured that no animals were harmed during the broadcast of this show…don’t know if I can make the same claim about audience members. 

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SWINGING ON A STAR  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Ultra Lounge: Nursery Rhymes”
  • SKYLARK  /  Linda Ronstadt  /  “Lush Life”
  • TEDDY BEARS PICNIC  /  Bing Crosby  /  “Musical Moments To Remember”
  • THE EAGLE AND ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “I Thought About You: Live At Vine Street”
  • BOA CONSTRICTOR  /  Shel Silverstein  /  “Essential Folk Masters”
  • STRAIGHTEN UP AND FLY RIGHT  /  Ed Reed  /  “I’m A Shy Guy”
  • THE SPIDER AND THE FLY  /  Maud Hixson  /  “Don’t Let A Good Thing Get Away”                
  • SIMON SMITH AND THE AMAZING DANCING BEAR  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • KILLER JOE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Singing Dogs
  • KILLED A CAT  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Silver Morning”
  • CAT BACK BLUES  /  Kathi Walkup  /  “The Secret of The Song”
  • THE BARE NECESSITIES  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • THE DUCK  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “The Very Thought Of You”                                
  • BEIN’ GREEN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra & Company”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

There is a brand new show posted on the Turntable For One podcast page on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. You don’t have to take my word for it. Click the link below!

http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one 

 

 

 

PLAYLIST FOR “BIRTHDAY SALUTE TO ‘STRAYS'” (3.28.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers #billystrayhorn

28 Mar

This week I featured the music of Billy Strayhorn, one of three music giants celebrating their centenary this year. I barely scratched the surface of his amazing compositions and songs, but I only had an hour. I’ll leave it to you to hum the others to yourself this week. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • TAKE THE A TRAIN  /  Duke Ellington  /  “Ellington At Newport”
  • JUST A-SITTIN’ AND A-ROCKIN’  /  Carol Sloane  /  “The Real Thing”
  • SATIN DOLL  /  Dr. John  /  “Duke Elegant”
  • MAYBE  /  Lena Horne  /  “An Evening With Lena Horne”
  • DAY DREAM  /  Marianne Solivan  /  “Prisoner Of Love”                                  
  • LUSH LIFE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Billy Strayhorn  /  “Lush Life”
  • SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “First Lady Of Song” 
  • BITTERSWEET (The Ballad For Very Tired & Very Sad Lotus Eaters)  /  Maude Hixson  /  “Bittersweet”
  • I’M CHECKING OUT, GOOMBYE  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Strictly Romancin’
  • BLOOD COUNT  /  Stan Getz  /  “Anniversary”
  • LUSH LIFE  /  Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane  /  “John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Don’t forget: you can always listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. Those song have many of the same notes used by Billy Strayhorn. 

http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one

 

PLAYLIST FOR “PHOBIA NIGHT” (11.15.14)

15 Nov

Did you miss this week’s show? Hope you don’t suffer from Catagelophobia, the fear of being ridiculed or Enissohobia, the fear of being criticized because you’re in for a rough week. Want to avoid all the embarrassment and harassment? Be there promptly for next Saturday night’s show!

PLAYLIST FOR “PHOBIA NIGHT”

Phobia  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • Agoraphobia (Fear Of Crowded Public Places)  /  LET’S EAT HOME  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Still On The Road”
  • Agyrophobia (Fear Of Crossing Streets)  /  ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • Aerophobia (Fear Of Flying)  /  DESTINATION MOON  /  Dinah Washington  /  “Dinah ‘62
  • Chorophobia (Fear of Dancing)  /  I WON’T DANCE  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • Arachnophobia (Fear Of Spiders)  THE SPIDER AND THE FLY  /  Maud Hixson  /  “Don’t Let A Good Thing Get Away”
  • Isolophobia (Fear of Being Alone)  /  DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • Elurophobia (Fear Of Cats)  MEMORY  /  Betty Buckley  /  “Cats – Cast Album”
  • Philophobia (Fear of Love)  /  I DON’T WANT TO BE IN LOVE  /  Allegra Levy  /  “Lonely City”
  • Cnidophobia (Fear Of Insect Stings)  /  ROXANNE  /  (Mystery Phobia)  /  Sting & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  /  “Symphonicities”
  • Lilapsophobia (Fear of Tornadoes and Hurricanes)  /  DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD  /  Lillie Kae  /  “I’m Glad There Is You”
  • Gerontophobia (Fear of Growing Old)  /  WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Thank You For Everything”
  • Telephonophobia (Fear of Telephones)  /  BUSY SIGNAL  /  Hetty Kate & Gordon Webster  /  “Gordon Webster Meets Hetty Kate”
  • Octiphobia (Fear of the Night)  /  I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington  /  “Ella At Duke’s Place”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  “Unreleased Master”

 Don’t forget: you can always listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange, although it would hurt if you finished reading this first. 

http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one

PLAYLIST FOR THE SEASON FINALE – PARTING WORDS (6.29.13)

29 Jun

So we have to say goodbye for the summer…

Maybe the show is going on summer vacation, but watch this spot for CD reviews, news about the new, up-coming season, and a lemon merengue recipe that nearly cost me my life.  But if I come up with two out of three, that will suffice, right?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • YOU’RE OUT OF HERE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “New York City Drag”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Ray Charles/Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter
  • OH YES, TAKE ANOTHER GUESS  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Sentimental Streak”
  • I’LL GUESS I’LL GO BACK HOME  /  Nat King Cole/George Shearing  /  Nat Cole Sings, George Shearing Plays”
  • WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN  /  Cyrille Aimee  /“Smile”
  • GROWING UP IS LEARNING TO SAY GOODBYE  /  Maude Hixson  /  “Don’t Let A Good Thing Get Away”
  • I JUST WANT ALL OF MY STUFF  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Dot-Dot-Dot”
  • JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “The Pursuit”
  • UNTIL IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO GO  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bette Davis  /  “Miss Bette Davis”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Sally Mayes  /  “Our Private World”
  • DON’T WORRY ‘BOUT ME  /  Frank Sinatra/Count Basie  /  “Sinatra: Las Vegas”
  • NOT QUITE  /  Heather Rigdon  /  “Young And Naive”
  • GOODBYE FOR NOW  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “Calling You”
  • SIGNING OFF  /  Helen Merrill  /  “You’ve Got A Date With The Blues”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

PLAYLIST FOR “A TRIBUTE TO THE N.S.A.” (6.15.13)

15 Jun

I hacked the NSA’s iPod tonight and played some of their favorite songs, songs that also remind me too distinctly of them.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title 

 

 

  • I’M SHADOWING YOU  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie 1975”
  • I’VE GOT MY EYES ON YOU  /  Fred Astaire  /  “The Astaire Story”
  • I’VE GOT MY EYE ON YOU  /  Melora Hardin  /  “Purr”
  • THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES  /  Irene Kral  /  “Second Chance”
  • TELL ME ALL ABOUT YOURSELF  /  Nat Cole  /  “Nat King Cole: The Premium Collection”
  • MEET ME AT NO SPECIAL PLACE  /  Maude Hixson  /  “Love’s Refrain”
  • I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU  /  Frank Sinatra/Count Basie  /  “The Sinatra Collection”
  • ME AND MY SHADOW  /  Julie London  /  “Easy Does It”
  • DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET  /  The Beatles  /  “Please Please Me”
  • SECRET LOVE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Dame Edna  /  “Color Me Edna”
  • EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE  /  The Police  /  “Synchronicity”
  • I DON’T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT YOU  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • YOU’LL NEVER GET AWAY FROM ME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Mr. Broadway”
  • YOU’RE GONNA SEE A LOT OF ME  /  Lisa Ekdahl  /  “When Did You Leave Heaven”
  • YOU CAN’T PULL THE WOOL OVER MY EYES  /  Jeff Healy  /  “Last Call”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)
  •