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PLAYLIST FOR “GIVE & TAKE WEEK” (10.12.19)

13 Oct

The two words, give and take, are frequently associated with my show, although usually in the form of “Give me a break!” and “I’m going to take a nap.” But this week all of the songs had either the words or the concepts of giving and taking. Plus it was the audience’s turn to get involved because it’s Fall Fundraising week at WMNR, Fine Arts Radio (wmnr.org); so with phone and on-line pledges people put their money where my mouth is, supporting the show and this wonderful anomaly of a radio station. Thanks!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE GLORY OF LOVE  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE  /  Jacintha  /  “Autumn Leaves”
  • TAKE A CHANCE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Rare Sinatra”
  • TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “I’ll Take Romance”
  • TAKE FIVE  /  Paul Desmond Quartet  /  “Live”
  • TAKE LOVE EASY  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Take Love Easy”
  • GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE  /  Paul Jost  /  “Simple Life”
  • TAKE A BITE  /  Margaret Whiting  /  “The Lady’s In Love With You”  
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Ray Charles  /  “Ray Charles Forever”
  • GIVE HIM THE OO-LA-LA  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • I’LL TAKE ROMANCE  /  Eydie Gorme  /  “Eydie Gorme: The Best Songs”
  • TAKE THE A TRAIN  /  Duke Ellington  /  “Hot Summer Dance”
  • TAKE THE B TRAIN  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “Fine State”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Jimmy Scott  /  “Moonglow”
  • IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT  /  Ashley Pezzotti  /  “We’ve Only Just Begun”
  • I CAN’T TAKE YOU NOWHERE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “By Himself”
  • LET’S TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME  /  Chris Connor  /  “Classic”
  • LET’S TAKE A WALK AROUND THE BLOCK  /  Mel Torme  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • LET’S TAKE AN OLD FASHIONED WALK  /  Diane Marino  /  “Soul Serenade”
  • SOMETHING TO REMEMBER YOU BY  /  Irene Kral  /  “Second Chance”
  • I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE  /  Smokey Robinson  /  “Timeless Love”
  • A KISS TO BUILD A DREAM ON  /  k.d. lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • A DOLLAR FOR A DIME  /  Joe Williams  /  “Every Night”
  • GIVE A LITTLE WHISTLE  /  Julie London  /  “Nice Girls Don’t Stay For Breakfast”
  • NEW YORK STATE OF MIND  /  Tony Bennett & Billy Joel  /  “Playin’ With My Friends”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “KNOWN AND UNKNOWN” (9.28.19)

28 Sep

This week’s show was ripped from the headlines with only superficial wounds as a result. Day after day we find out there are things we do know and things we don’t know. Since I’ve demonstrated time after time that I have no shame about exploiting current situations, I dedicated the show to the known and the unknown. I know I got away with it, while it’s unknown to me how I did it. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TIME IT WAS  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant  /  “Woman Child”
  • I KNOW YOUR HEART BY HEART  /  Mel Torme  /  “That’s All”
  • I DON’T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT YOU  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • I DON’T KNOW WHY  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • I WISH I KNEW  /  Kelly Green Trio  /  “Volume One”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW ME  /  Peter Eldridge  /  “Somewhere”
  • YOU BETTER KNOW IT  /  Nina Simone  /  “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”
  • DON’T YOU KNOW I CARE  /  Joe Williams  /  “Every Night”
  • I’LL KNOW  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Broadway My Way”
  • MORE THAN YOU KNOW  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Smokey Robinson  /  “Timeless Love”
  • I WISH I KNEW HOW IT WOULD FEEL TO BE FREE  /  Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • HOW LITTLE WE KNOW  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Listen Here”
  • HOW LITTLE WE KNOW  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Capitol Sings Hoagy Carmichael”
  • SOMEONE’S BEEN SENDING ME FLOWERS  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Phil & Me”
  • I KNOW YOU KNOW  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • YES I KNOW WHEN I’VE HAD IT  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Live Performance)
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • I KNOW YOU FROM SOMEWHERE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Once In Every Heart”
  • I DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT YOU  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “I Didn’t Know About You”
  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Rare Sinatra”
  • YOU’LL NEVER KNOW  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “You’ll Never Know”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Donny Hathaway  /  “A Donny Hathaway Collection”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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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”
  • GONE FOR THE DAY  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Lonely Woman”
  • DAYDREAM  /  The Lovin’ Spoonful  /  “Daydream”
  • DAY DREAM  /  Sarah  Vaughan  /  Sarah Vaughan Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • LAZY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Marilyn Monroe  /  “The Magic Of Marilyn”
  • 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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