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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE MINISTER OF LONELINESS” (12.27.18)

27 Jan

Britain just installed its first Minister of Loneliness.  I thought I’d give her an idea of what she’ll be dealing with. Just listen to all these sad sausages. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artists  /  CD Or Album Title

  • IT’S A LONESOME OLD TOWN  /  Lena Horne  /  “Love Is The Thing”
  • DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • ALONE TOGETHER  /  Alexis Cole  /  “You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To”
  • ONLY THE LONELY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Only The Lonely”
  • ONLY THE LONELY  /  Kellye Gray  /  “And, They Call Us Cowboys”
  • SATURDAY NIGHT IS THE LONELIEST NIGHT OF THE WEEK  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “It’s A Good Day”
  • THE LONELY ONE  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat ‘King’ Cole & Me”
  • BREAKFAST ON THE MORNING TRAM  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ricky Nelson  /  “More Songs By Ricky”
  • LONELY IN NEW YORK  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Sophie Milman”
  • LONELY TIME  /  Maynard Ferguson  /  “A Message From Birdland”
  • SUCH A LONELY GIRL AM I  /  Jackie Cain  /  “So Many Stars”
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy & The Metropole Orchestra  /  “The Dream”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Jamie Cullum & Laura Mvula  /  “Interlude”
  • KILLING TIME  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In every Bar”
  • KILLING TIME  /  Carol Welsman  /  “Alone Together”
  • ALL ALONE AM I  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Brenda Lee  /  “Anthology 1956-1980”
  • I WAS A LITTLE TOO LONELY  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • CALL ME LONELY  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “When You Make Me Smile”
  • WHAT’LL I DO  /  Chet Baker  / “She Was Too Good To Me”
  • IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS OF THE MORNING  /  Lissy Walker  /  “Life Is Sweet”
  • ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT  /  Chris Botti & Paul Buchanan  /  “To Love Again”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Liane Carroll  /  “Billy No Mates”
  • 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 “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  

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PLAYLIST FOR “MUSIC THAT CHANGED MY LIFE” (1.2.16)

2 Jan

Happy New Year and welcome to the new, two-hour version of Turntable For One. More music, more singers, and more chances for you to win big prizes – ok, that last one’s a lie. I got carried away. But I hope you’ll tune in every Saturday night, starting now at 9:00 PM (E.S.T.).

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • B-19  /  Harry James  /  “Record Sessions 1939-42”
  • ARTISTRY IN RHYTHM  /  Stan Kenton  /  “Stompin’ At Newport
  • TROUBLE IN MIND  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At Newport”
  • DOWN HERE ON THE GROUND  /  Mark Murphy W/ The Metropole Orchestra  /  “The Dream”
  • BLEE BLOP BLUES  /  Count Basie  /  “Count Basie At Newport”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Ray Charles and Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles and Betty Carter” 
  • DJANGO  /  Michel Legrand  /  “Legrand Jazz”
  • DAT DERE  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Sin & Soul…and Then Some”
  • SUNDAY IN NEW YORK  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Travelin’ Light”
  • THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA  /  Stan Getz/Astrud Gilberto  /  “Getz/Gilberto”
  • I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLEBEE  /  Spike Jones  /  Spike Jones Goes Crazy”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Michel LeGrand  /  “At Shelly’s Manne Hole”
  • ALL OF YOU  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Private Recording)
  • DAVY THE FAT BOY  /  Randy Newman  /  “Randy Newman/Live”
  • SIMON SMITH AND THE AMAZING DANCING BEAR  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Bill Evans  /  “The Complete Riverside Recordings”
  • WHEN I’M GONE  /  Phil Ochs  /  “At Carnegie Hall”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “At The Blue Note”
  • MOVE ON  /  Mandy Patinkin & Bernadette Peters  /  “Sunday In The Park With George”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Theme Music)

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PLAYLIST FOR “BIG BAND NIGHT” (4.18.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzvocals

18 Apr

Big Band Night this week,  but I included some great singers (young and old) who couldn’t be swallowed up even when the bands were blowing. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I ONLY HAVE FOR YOU  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson  /  “Double Exposure”
  • WALKIN’  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Interlude”
  • ARTISTRY IN RHYTHM  /  Stan Kenton Orchestra  /  “Stompin’ At Newport”
  • BLUE PRELUDE  /  Nancy Wilson & Gerald Wilson  /  “Yesterday’s Love Songs, Today’s Blues”
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy & The Metropole Orchestra  /  “Mark Murphy & The Metropole Orchestra”
  • ALFIE  /  Buddy Rich Big Band  /  “Mercy, Mercy”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tony Danza  /  “The House I Live In”
  • I WANT TO BE A SIDEMAN  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • CAN’T WE BE FRIENDS  /  Thomas Quasthoff  /  “The Jazz Album-Watch What Happens”
  • COME RAIN OR COME SHINE  /  Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Orchestra /  “At The Village Vanguard”
  • SOMETIMES I’M HAPPY  /  Chicago Jazz Orchestra & Cyrille Aimee  /  “Burstin’ Out”
  • HERE’S TO THE BAND  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra London”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

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Playlist for “Surprise Endings” (11.2.13)

2 Nov

Surprise!  Bet you didn’t see these coming.

 SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I SHOULD CARE  /  Diahann Carroll  /  The Magic Of Diahann Carroll”
  • BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP  /  Nat Cole & George Shearing  /  “Nat Cole Sings/George Shearing Plays
  • GUESS WHO I SAW TODAY  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Carmen McRae: At Ratso’s Vol. 2”
  • STELLA BY STARLIGHT  /  Maynard Ferguson  /  “Message From Birdland”
  • I’M ALWAYS DRUNK IN SAN FRANCISCO  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers And Losers”    
  • MOMENTS LIKE THIS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence” 
  • YOU’RE GOOD FOR ME  /Doris Day/Andre Previn  /  “Duet” 
  • Father’s Day  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Groucho Marx  /  “An Evening With Groucho”
  • RIDIN’ HIGH  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine At Carnegie Hall”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Once To Every Heart”  
  • LET’S BEGIN  /  Jackie And Roy  /  “The Complete Jerome Kern Songbooks”  
  • I CAN’T WAIT TO MISS YOU  /  Jack Jones  /  “Love Ballad”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Barbra Streisand  /  “Love Is The Answer”
  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Rare Sinatra” 
  • MICKEY MOUSE ALMA MATER  /  Jimmy Dodd & The Mouseketeers  /  “Disney’s Greatest Hits  Vol. 3” 
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

PLAYLIST FOR “OUT-SOURCING” (6.9.12)

10 Jun

These are perilous times, especially for anyone who hates cliches. However, to show my true patriotic stripes, tonight on Turntable For One in a demonstration of economic  austerity, I out-sourced all of the vocalists — to Canada. Not one of these vocalists was born in the U.S. of A., although many of them do have certain facial resemblances to actual Americans. Stay vigilant.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

 

  • MATCHMAKER MATCHMAKER  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Make Someone Happy”
  • THE BEST THING FOR YOU  /  George Evans  /  “Live At The Cellar”
  • SURREY WITH THE FRINGE  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • TWENTIETH CENTURY  /  Joe Coughlin  /  “Thing Turn Out That Way”
  • DEVIL MAY CARE  /  Diana Krall  /  “When I Look In Your Eyes”
  • WHAT KIND OF FOOL AM I?  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  William Shatner
  • WELCOME TO MY LIFE  /  Nikki Yanofsky  /  “Nikki”
  • CALL ME IRRESPONSIBLE  /  Michael Buble   /  “Call Me Irresponsible”
  • FOR NO ONE  /  Veronneau  /  “Joy Of Living”
  • NOW THAT MY BABY’S GONE  /  Michael Kaeshammer  /  “Lovelight”
  • LARGER THAN LIFE  /  Holly Cole  /  “Holly Cole”
  • THIS CAN’T BE LOVE  /  John Alcorn & Molly Johnson  /  “Quiet Night”
  • MOON RIVER  /  Melissa Stylianou  /  “Silent Movie”
  • LONELY TIME  /  (Theme Music)  /  Maynard Ferguson  /  “A Message From Birdland”