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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO LAZINESS” (6.1.19)

1 Jun

I was feeling too lazy to come up with a theme for this week until I suddenly realized that I…well, I’m sure you’re way ahead of me now so I’ll stop there.  Below is the playlist of the laziest songs, laziest excuses, and laziest fantasies I could squeeze into two hours, though I’m sure you’ll agree that lazy is definitely not a word that applies to any of the singers and musicians. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • BIDIN’ MY TIME  /  Nat Cole  /  “Let’s Face The Music”
  • I’M LAZY THAT’S ALL  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Sentimental Streak”
  • LAZY DAY  /  Tony Bennett  /  “With Love”
  • AIN’T DOIN’ BAD DOIN’ NOTHIN’  /  Barbara Lusch  /  “Barbara Lusch”
  • UP A LAZY RIVER  /  The Mills Brothers & Count Basie  /  “The Board Of Directors”
  • LAZYBONES  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Sister Orchid”
  • NICE AND EASY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice & Easy”
  • WHAT’S WRONG WITH BEING LAZY  /  Jean Laughlin  /  “Miracle Of Life”
  • SITTIN’ ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY  /  Otis Redding  /  “The Best Of Otis Redding”
  • LAZY AFTERNOON  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Lazy Afternoon”
  • THE FISHIN’ HOLE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Andy Griffith  /  “American Originals”
  • TOO DARN HOT  /  Deborah Lippman  /  “Nightingale”       
  • SMALL DAY TOMORROW  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • THE LAZIEST GAL IN TOWN  /  Nina Simone  /  “Broadway-Blues-Ballads”
  • EASY DOES IT  /  Marina The Kats  /  “Wild”
  • YOU CAN COUNT ON ME  /  Mose Allison  /  “Wild Man On The Loose”
  • LAZY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Marilyn Monroe  /  “The Magic Of Marilyn”
  • GONE FOR THE DAY  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Lonely Woman”
  • DAYDREAM  /  The Lovin’ Spoonful  /  “Daydream”
  • DAY DREAM  /  Sarah  Vaughan  /  Sarah Vaughan Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • SUNDAY IN NEW YORK  /  Mel Torme  /  “Hollywood Swing & Jazz”
  • FEELIN’ GROOVY  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow & The Metropole Orch.  /  “Clear Day”
  • EASY DOES IT  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “Night Train”
  • LIFE IN THE SLOW LANE  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story?”
  • CANOE  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • LAZIN’ AROUND WITH YOU  /  Kate Reid  /  “The Heart Already Knows”
  • GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE  /  Paul Jost  /  “Simple Life”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY 2019” (4.27.19)

28 Apr

Okay, I know I was celebrating International Jazz Day a little early. But I was eager to feature a few of the singers from around the world who are fighting the good fight to keep jazz alive, thriving, and swinging. I also asked some of my favorites to  record messages introducing a song or singer important and influential to them. Not surprisingly, these wonderful singers all chose American singers as their gold standard. If only that were true here in the country where jazz was born. 

(Country)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • (Argentina)  /  I’M GONNA LOCK MY HEART  /  Karina Corradini  /  “Bridge To Infinity”
  • (Brazil)  /  THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Tony Bennett & Ana Carolina  /  “Viva Duets”
  • (France)  /  IL POETA  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Intermezzo”
  • (Ireland)  /  MOVIES  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “This Is Living”
  • (Introduction by Cormac Kenevey:)
  • CHEEK TO CHEEK  /  Mel Torme  /  “Mel Torme Sings Fred Astaire”
  • (Poland)  /  LAZY AFTERNOON  /  Beata Pater  /  “Tet”
  • (Italy)  /  ALMOST IN YOUR ARMS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Sophia Loren  /  “I Wanna Guy”
  • (Belgium)  /  BLUES FOR IKE  /  Django Reinhardt  /  “Nuages”
  • (Sweden)  /  YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “I’ll Be Seeing You”
  • (Introduction by Ellen Andersson:)
  • DOXY  /  Kurt Elling & Branford Marsalis  /  “Upward Spiral”
  • (Austria)  /  STICK TO WHAT YOU GOT  /  Marina & The Kats  /  “Stick To What You Got – Radio Edit”
  • (Switzerland)  /  MAKE SURE YOU’RE SURE  /  Nicole Herzog  /  “Intimacy”
  • (Ireland & Wales)  /  COOL LIFE  /  Judith Owen & Ian Shaw  /  “The Beautiful Damage Collection”
  • (Wales)  /  HOW LITTLE WE KNOW  /  Ian Shaw  /  “Shine Sister Shine”
  • (Introduction by Ian Shaw:)
  • BETTER DAYS  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “The Best Of Dianne Reeves”
  • (Australia)  /  IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE  /  Sarah McKenzie  /  “Secrets Of My Heart”
  • (Canada)  /  CHEZ MOI  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Seur Ce Soir”
  • (Introduction by Emilie-Claire Barlow:)
  • SURREY WITH THE FRINGE ON TOP  /  Mel Torme  /  “Mel Torme Swings Shubert Alley”
  • (Germany)  /  DAY DREAM  /  William Evans  /  “Schlitten”
  • (Mexico)  /  MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Iraida Noriega  /  “Quien Eres Tu?”
  • (Introduction by Iraida Noriega:)
  • ESPERANTO  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Live In Chicago”
  • (Germany)  /  BEING ME  /  Esther Kaiser  /  “Learning How To Listen”
  • (New York, NY)  /  PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MARIE KONDO WEEK!” (2,23.19)

24 Feb

This week’s show was a tribute to the diva of decluttering, the dean of de-accession, the titan of tidying up – Marie Kondo. I played nothing but music that “sparks joy” for me and tossed in a few joyful requests from the audience. Plus, following Marie Kondo’s advice, I gathered all my musical themes, thanked several of them for their service, and summarily threw them away. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album title

  • BLEE BLOP BLUES  /  Count Basie  /  “Count Basie At Newport”
  • I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  Standing Room Only”
  • I LOVE THE WAY YOU’RE BREAKING MY HEART  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • STEPPING OUT WITH MY BABY  /  Fred Astaire  /  “The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  Anita O’Day  /  “The Big Band Sessions”
  • IL POETA  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Intermezzo”
  • HOUSE OF GOLD  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Monica Ramey  /  Monica Ramey & The Beegie Adair Trio”
  • WELL, YOU NEEDN’T  /  Cody Owen Stine Trio
  • POSTCARD LOVERS  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • CALL ME IRRESPONSIBLE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Allen Ludden  /  “Sings His Favorite Songs”
  • AGUAS DE MARCO  /  Paula Morelenbaum  /  Live In Italia”
  • ALL SAINT’S DAY  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving Me Crazy”
  • EXACTLY LIKE YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “The Colpix Years”
  • FORGET THE WOMAN  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art of Excellence”
  • PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENT  /  Sting  /  “The Last Ship”
  • MANHATTAN  /  Sara Bareilles  /  “Brave Enough”
  • CARAVAN  /  Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  Al Jarreau  /  Accentuate The Positive”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC  /  Betty Carter & Carmen McRae  /  “Duets”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC  /  Mel Torme  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • GONE FOR THE DAY  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Lonely Woman”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Keith Jarrett At The Blue Note
  • TU LO SAI  /  Joyce DiDonato  /  “Songplay”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “GROUNDHOG DAY!” (2.2.19)

2 Feb

Explain to me again why we created a holiday to honor an ugly, destructive rodent and a misguided superstition while continuing to discredit the value of scientific facts in our lives? I based my Groundhog Day celebration on the classic movie and this rule: If you hear a song once this week, you’re going to hear it at least twice. (Okay, I did start the show with one Groundhog Day song.)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ME AND MY SHADOW  /  Marion Montgomery  /  “What’s New”
  • MEMORIES OF YOU  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Rare Sinatra”
  • MEMORIES OF YOU  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Point Of No Return”
  • NOBODY’S HEART  /  Diahann Carroll & Andre Previn  /  “Diahann Carroll & Andre Previn Trio”
  • NOBODY’S HEART  /  Doris Day & Andre Previn  /  “Duet”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”   
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Best Of Tony Bennett” 
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Seal with The Puppini Sisters  /  “Standards”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  The Ault Sisters  /  “Timeless”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Gerry Mulligan  /  “The Concert Jazz Band At The Village Vanguard”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Grand Masters Of Jazz”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Wild & Free: Live At The Keystone Korner”
  • TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT  /  Mel Torme  /  “Mel Torme: Swings Shubert Alley”
  • TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Devil May Care”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald w/ Ellis Larkin  /  “Songs In A Mellow Mood”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Gregory Porter /  “Ella With the London Symphony Orchestra”
  • ONCE UPON A SUMMERTIME   /  Blossom Dearie   / “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • ONCE UPON A SUMMERTIME  /  Michel Legrand  /  “Live At Fat Tuesday’s”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Bill Evans  /  “Bill Evans: The Complete Riverside Recordings”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Hailey Tuck  /  “Junk”
  • BLACKBIRD  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • BLACKBIRD  /  Judith Owen  /  “Rediscovered”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “JAZZ JUKEBOX” (11.17.18)

19 Nov

Saturday afternoon, I sat in for Garrett Stack on his program American Jukebox, rock and pop hits of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s.  So I thought I’d spend Saturday evening on my show playing jazz versions of pop tunes. I gave the Gershwins, Rogers and Hart, Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields, etc. the night off.  They didn’t complain, probably for reasons of death. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I’M WALKING  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old New, Borrowed, & Blue”
  • EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD  /  Sue Ellen  /  “Sunday Hangover”
  • LOVE POTION #9  /  Ron Boustead  /  “Unlikely Valentine”
  • I NEVER MEANT TO HURT YOU  /  Audrey Martin  /  “Living Room”
  • COME ON-A MY HOUSE  /  Jeff Goldblum & Imeda May  /  “The Capitol Studio Sessions”
  • WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • I WILL  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ben E. King  /  “Soulful Jazz”
  • CALL ME  /  Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery  /  “Further Adventures of Jimmy & Wes”
  • LEOPARD SKIN PILLBOX HAT  /  Janet Planet  /  “Just Like A Woman”
  • ORDINARY FOOL  /  Mel Torme  /  “A New Album”
  • ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART  /  Diane Marino  /  “Just Groovin”
  • YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “The Beat Goes On”
  • LOVE IS A LOSING GAME  /  Sachal Vasandani  /  “Hi-Fly”
  • ADDICTED TO LOVE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • ALL IN THE GAME  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “The Out-of-Towners”
  • GOD ONLY KNOWS  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “It’s A Quiet Thing”
  • BY THE TIME I GET TO PHOENIX  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Cycles”
  • CALIFORNIA DREAMING  /  Emy Tseng  /  “Sonho”
  • BOTH SIDES NOW  /  John Proulx  /  “Say It”
  • I HOPE YOU DANCE  /  Deborah Lippman  /  “Nightingale”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “DUETS WEEK” (4.21.18)

22 Apr

There’s strength in numbers, right? So this must have been one of my strongest shows ever because every song sung was sung by two singers. Plus the instrumentals were duets, too. I even invited a co-host to join me behind the mic – Alexa, the artificial intelligence assistant. That didn’t go exactly as I thought it would. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or album Title

  • TAKES TWO TO TANGO  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • I’M CONFESSIN’  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • MOUNTAIN GREENERY  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Echoes”
  • ALL ROUTE 66 DAY TRIPPER BLUES  /  Billy Brandt & Carrie Wick /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Jamie Cullum & Laura Mvula  /  “Interlude”
  • LITTLE LULU  /  Bill Evans  /  “Further Conversations With Myself”
  • IF I HAD A TALKING PICTURE OF YOU  /  Seth MacFarlane & Norah Jones  /  “In Full Swing”
  • THE BEST THING FOR YOU  /  Mark Murphy & Sheila Jordan  /  “Songbook”
  • GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Anna Wilson & Keith Urban  /  “Countrypolitan Duets”
  • THANKS FOR THE MEMORY  /  Bob Hope & Shirley Ross  /  “Thanks For The Memory”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Gregory Porter  /  “Ella With The London Symphony Orchestra”
  • I BELIEVE SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT ME  /  Kevin Mahogany & Randy Travis  /  “Another Time Another Place”
  • FANCY MEETING YOU HERE  /  Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney  /  “Fancy Meeting You here”
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND  /  Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond  /  “1975: The Duets”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  Betty Carter & Carmen McRae   /  “Duets”
  • MY CUTIE’S DUE ON THE TWO-TO-TWO TODAY  /  Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer  /  “Two Of A Kind”
  • SLOW TALKER  /  Bob & Ray  /  “Bob & Ray: The Two And Only”
  • SAM’S SONG  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Bing Crosby & Gary Crosby  /  “Bing’s Golden Records”
  • PEEL ME A GRAPE  /  Blossom Dearie & Lyle Lovett  /  (Unreleased Single)
  • YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG  /  Curtis Stigers & Cyrille Aimee  /  “Hooray For Love”
  • SILLY HABITS  /  Mel Tormé & Janis Ian  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden  /  “Last Dance”
  • AMERICAN TUNE  /  Simon & Garfunkel  /  “The Concert In Central Park”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “AND THE OSCAR DOESN’T GO TO…” (3.3.18)

3 Mar

It’s that time again, time when a few people are smiling with happiness and others are forcing smiles on their faces when there is disappointment in their hearts. That means it’s time for the 8th Annual Turntable For One salute to the Oscar LOSERS! Every one of these songs (except the last) was nominated and lost. (Although it’s hard to imagine any song losing to “It’s Hard Out There For A Pimp.”)

  (Year)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • (1934)   /  THE CARIOCA  /  Mel Torme  /  “Mel Torme With The Marty Paitch Deck-Tette”
  • (1943)  /  YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Freda Payne  /  “Come Back To Me Love”
  • (1943)  /  HAPPINESS IS JUST A THING CALLED JOE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Twelve Nights In Hollywood”
  • (1937)  /  THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Van Morrison  /  “Versatile”
  • (1965)  /  I WILL WAIT FOR YOU  /  Alexis Cole  /  “You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To”
  • (1951)  /  WONDER WHY  /   Freddy Cole  /  “Love Makes The Changes”
  • (1951)  /  TOO LATE NOW  /  Roberta Gambarini  /  “Easy To Love”
  • (1942)  /  HOW ABOUT YOU?  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Derek Jacobi & Ann Reid  /  “You Are The Best Thing…”
  • (1942)  /  DEARLY BELOVED  /  Vivian Buczek  /  “Live At The Palladium”                
  • (1936)  /  I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ultimate Sinatra”
  • (1936)  /  PENNIES FROM HEAVEN  /  Stephane Grappelli  /  “The Great American Songbook”
  • (1967)  /  THE LOOK OF LOVE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “The Main Ingredient”
  • (1982)  /  HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Tony Bennett & George Michael  /  “Duets: An American Classic”
  • (1970)  /  WHISTLING AWAY THE DARK  /  Janet Seidel  /  “Charade: Henry Mancini Songbook”
  • (1963)  /  CHARADE  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “Come By Me”
  • (1969)  /  WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • (1947)  /  I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • (1949)  /  MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Bill Evans  /  “The Last Waltz Disc 6”
  • (1945)  /  AREN’T YOU GLAD YOU’RE YOU  /  Cali Rose  /  “Are You Having Any Fun “
  • (1966)  ALFIE  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “A Quiet Thing”
  •  MAYBE THIS TIME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To The Ladies”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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