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PLAYLIST FOR “WE DIG DADS” (6.17.17)

19 Jun

For Fathers Day: Songs by Dads, songs about Dads, a couple mystery vocalists, and a few rounds of the always-fun game, “Who’s Your Daddy?” And, no, this isn’t the game where Charlie Sheen takes a paternity test. I played some singers and the audience had to guess who is the singer’s father. A good time was had by all…well, okay, I can be certain of this: a good time was had by me.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Meet the Robinsons”
  • I WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOU  /  Gina Eckstine  /  ”Everything I Have Is Yours”
  • WITHOUT A SONG  /  Billy Eckstine  /  “Without A Song”
  • BEIN’ A DAD  /  Loudon Wainwright III  /  “Little Ship”
  • THE WIFFENPOOF SONG  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers & Losers”
  • I’M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  Dress Casual”
  • SONG FOR MY FATHER  /  Lillie Huddleston  /  “How Long Has This Been Going On?”
  • SONG FOR MY FATHER  /  Gregory Porter  /  Serenade For Horace”
  • FATHER’S DAY  /  Groucho Marx  /  “Master Comedians”
  • UNFORGETTABLE  /  Nat & Natalie Cole  /  “Unforgettable”
  • MY PA  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Darlene Gillespie  /  “Songs From Annette”
  • FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE  /  Nancy Sinatra  /  “Nancy”
  • SOLILOQUY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Concert Sinatra”
  • DEED I DO  /  Jeanie Bryson  /  “Some Cats Know: The Music of Peggy Lee”
  • CON ALMA  /  Dizzy Gillespie & The Double Six Of Paris  /  ”The Verve & Phillips Small Group Recordings”
  • GOT TO GET HOME SO I CAN SEE MY CHILDREN  /  Dave Tull  /  “I Just Want To Get Paid”
  • ANYONE CAN WHISTLE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Roy Kral  /  “A Stephen Sondheim Collection
  • MIMOSA & ME  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Lovesick”
  • COME BACK TO ME  /  James Tormé  /  “Love For Sale”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC  /  Mel Tormé  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • ST. JUDY’S COMET  /  Paul Simon  /  “Negotiations & Love Songs”
  • SUBWAY TO THE COUNTRY  /  David Ackles  /  “Subway To The Country”
  • WALTZ FOR DEBBY  /  Bill Evans Trio  /  “The Last Waltz””
  • BROWN BABY  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Sin & Soul”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “Together Again”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “THINGS TO DO WHILE LISTENING” – AN ARCHIVE SHOW (12.31.16

2 Jan

Couldn’t get to the studio on Saturday, so I did the next best thing – I had a fun time listening to an archive broadcast of one of my favorite shows from 2016. Well, it’s 2017 now and who knows what wonderful musical surprises I have up my sleeve for this new year.  Wait a minute! I feel something crawling up my sleeve.  Help!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • DANCING IN THE DARK  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Dance With Me”
  • WHEN LIGHTS ARE LOW  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Harlem On My Mind”
  • LET’S MISBEHAVE  /  Janice Hagan  /  “Let’s Misbehave”
  • CLOSE YOUR EYES  /  Loston Harris  /  “Comes Love”
  • LET’S STAY AWAKE  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Calibration”
  • SATURDAY NIGHT  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • LET’S EAT HOME  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Still On The Road”
  • HOW ABOUT YOU  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Love Swings”
  • I’M GONNA WASH THAT MAN RIGHT OUT OF MY HAIR  /  Eyde Gorme  /  “Showstoppers”
  • THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Astoria: Portrait Of An Artist”
  • SCRABBLE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Ages”
  • ALL ALONE  /  (Mystery vocalist)  /  Tab Hunter  /  “Tab Hunter”
  • SMOKE RINGS  /  Sarah King  /  “Sarah King & The Smoke Rings”
  • DO IT AGAIN  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • GOOGEABLE  /  Ori Dagan  /  “Less Than Three”
  • DREAM DANCING  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Close Your Eyes”
  • LET’S TAKE A WALK AROUND THE BLOCK  /  Mel Torme  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • LET’S TAKE AN OLD FASHIONED WALK  /  Melissa Walker  /  “I Saw The Sky”
  • COME BACK TO ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Francis A. & Edward K.”
  • SHOO FLY PIE & APPLE PAN DOWDY  /  Hetty Kate  /  “Gordon Webster Meets Hetty Kate”
  • SCOTCH AND SODA  /  Rose Colella  /  “Cocktail”
  • CHAMPAGNE  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Way Down Low”
  • I’M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER  /  Nat Cole  /  “Holidays & Hits”
  • MY COLORING BOOK  /  Barbra Streisand  /  “The Second Barbra Streisand Album”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Leslie Odom Jr.  /  “Leslie Odom Jr.”
  • FRENCH FRIES AND CHAMPAGNE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • LISTEN HERE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Classics”
  • 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 “HALLOWEEN PARTY” (10.29.16)

30 Oct

My annual Halloween party, complete with “haunting” and “ghostlyæ Halloween songs, dancing, party games, and songs instead of candy for  several trick or treaters who showed up wearing recognizable costumes.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title 

  • HALLOWEEN SPOOKS   /  Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross  /  “The Hottest New Group In Jazz”
  • I DON’T STAND A GHOST OF A CHANCE  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Manhattan Moods”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • (Jill Stein costume)  /  BEING GREEN  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Make Someone Happy”
  • THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  Tony Bennett & Dave Brubeck  /  “Bennett & Brubeck: The White House Sessions”
  • SPOOKY  /  Anne Farnsworth  /  “Sealed With A Kiss”
  • THESE FOOLISH THINGS  /  Mel Torme  /  “The Best Of The Concord Years”
  • YOU ARE THERE  /  Rebecca Sullivan  /  “This Way, This Time”
  • (Bernie Sanders costume)  /  NO ONE EVER TELLS YOU  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”
  • IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU  /  (Mystery Melody)  /  Vinson Hill  /  “Music Minus One”
  • IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Falling In Love With Love”
  • (Ivanka trump costume)  /  MY HEART BELONGS TO DADDY  /  Lisa Ekdahl  /  “When Did You Leave Heaven”
  • CHARADE  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “Come By Me”
  • CHASE ME  /  Erroll Garner  / “Ready  Take One”
  • SHOW ME YOURS  /  Joe Coughlin  /  “Low Down West Broadway”
  • WHY TRY TO CHANGE ME NOW  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Shadows In The Night”
  • JERSEY BOUNCE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “All the Cats Join In”
  • MEET ME AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BOTTLE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “Live At Joes’ Pub”
  • DON’T BE THAT WAY  /  (Mystery Melody)  /  Milton DeLugg  /  “Add-a-part Jazz”
  • DON’T BE THAT WAY  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • CANDY  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  Rich Little  /  “A ‘Little” Tribute To Old Blue Eyes”
  • (Dorothy Costume)  /  DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD  /  Lillie Kae  /  “I’m Glad There Is You”
  • SPIDERMAN  /  Rebecca Dumaine  /  “Happy Madness”
  • (Unrecognizable costume)  /  TULIP OR TURNIP  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • KISS AND RUN  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
  • A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Sarah Vaughan & The Jimmy Rowles Quartet”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “THE WHOLE WORLD’S GOING CRAZY” (10.15.16)

18 Oct

The world is going crazy – I don’t think you can find much evidence to the contrary; and certainly not on this week’s show. Okay, it may be going crazy, but that doesn’t mean it can’t swing.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • GOIN’ CRAZY  /  The Three Haircuts
  • IT’S CRAZY  /  Mary Stallings  /  “I Waited For You”
  • CRAZY SHE CALLS ME  /  Nat Cole  /  “Tell Me All About Yourself”
  • CRAZY  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Something Cool”
  • THIS FUNNY WORLD  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Stage & Screen Hits”
  • CRAZY RHYTHM  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Normal As Blueberry Pie”
  • OH YOU CRAZY MOON  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • STRANGE FEELINGS  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington By Night”
  • HEY YOU WITH THE CRAZY EYES  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Frankie Vaughan  /  “Let’s Make Love Soundtrack”
  • MAD MAD ME  /  Sophie Bancroft  /  “Hot & Cold”
  • THIS HAPPY MADNESS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings
  • TENDER MADNESS  /  Grace Kelly  /  “Mood Changes”
  • BALLAD OF THE THIN MAN  /  Bob Dylan  /  “After The Flood”
  • STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS  /  Fleurine  /  “Fire”
  • GOIN’ OUT OF MY HEAD  /  Les McCann  /  “How’s Your Mother?”
  • YOU COULD DRIVE A PERSON CRAZY  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Sings Sondheim”
  • YOU’RE DRIVING ME CRAZY  /  Mel Torme  /  “Too Darn Hot”
  • CRAZY LOVE  /  Ray Charles & Van Morrison  /  “The Best Of Van Morrison”
  • LOSING MY MIND  /  Holly Cole  /  “Color & Light”
  • COFFEE IN A CARDBOARD CUP  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  “Mandy Patinkin”
  • I’M NOT OKAY  /  Allegra Levy  /  “Lonely City”
  • HURRY IT’S LOVELY UP HERE  /  Mark Jennett  /  Everybody Says Don’t”
  • YOU CALL IT MADNESS  /  Diana Krall/  “All For You”
  • I HAD THE CRAZIEST DREAM  /  Pat Suzuki  / “Pat Suzuki Sings”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • SUMMER, HIGHLAND FALLS  /  Jessica Molaskey  /  “Sitting In Limbo”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “THINGS TO DO WHILE LISTENING TO TURNTABLE FOR ONE” (10.8.16)

10 Oct

It’s a multi-tasking world. For instance, I’m tap dancing while I type this (which could explain all of the typos). What does my audience do while listening to Turntable For One? They told me some of the things they do – the things they can’t be arrested for – and I gave them a few additional suggestions, too. A good time was had by all. (See below for proof.)

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • DANCING IN THE DARK  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Dance With Me”
  • WHEN LIGHTS ARE LOW  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Harlem On My Mind”
  • LET’S MISBEHAVE  /  Janice Hagan  /  “Let’s Misbehave”
  • CLOSE YOUR EYES  /  Loston Harris  /  “Comes Love”
  • LET’S STAY AWAKE  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Calibration”
  • SATURDAY NIGHT  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • LET’S EAT HOME  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Still On The Road”
  • HOW ABOUT YOU  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Love Swings”
  • I’M GONNA WASH THAT MAN RIGHT OUT OF MY HAIR  /  Eyde Gorme  /  “Showstoppers”
  • THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Astoria: Portrait Of An Artist”
  • SCRABBLE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Ages”
  • ALL ALONE  /  (Mystery vocalist)  /  Tab Hunter  /  “Tab Hunter”
  • SMOKE RINGS  /  Sarah King  /  “Sarah King & The Smoke Rings”
  • DO IT AGAIN  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • GOOGEABLE  /  Ori Dagan  /  “Less Than Three”
  • DREAM DANCING  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Close Your Eyes”
  • LET’S TAKE A WALK AROUND THE BLOCK  /  Mel Torme  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • LET’S TAKE AN OLD FASHIONED WALK  /  Melissa Walker  /  “I Saw The Sky”
  • COME BACK TO ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Francis A. & Edward K.”
  • SHOO FLY PIE & APPLE PAN DOWDY  /  Hetty Kate  /  “Gordon Webster Meets Hetty Kate”
  • SCOTCH AND SODA  /  Rose Colella  /  “Cocktail”
  • CHAMPAGNE  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Way Down Low”
  • I’M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER  /  Nat Cole  /  “Holidays & Hits”
  • MY COLORING BOOK  /  Barbra Streisand  /  “The Second Barbra Streisand Album”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Leslie Odom Jr.  /  “Leslie Odom Jr.”
  • FRENCH FRIES AND CHAMPAGNE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • LISTEN HERE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Classics”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “ELLA FITZGERALD CHALLENGES THE WORLD!” (9.24.16)

26 Sep

This week Ella Fitzgerald took on all comers in a head-to-head, well, really a voice-to-voice competition. She sang standards and some surprising duets; she even challenged Sarah Vaughan in a “forgetting the lyrics” competition (Sarah won) and challenged Shirley Horn to a “slow singing” competition (Shirley won). But it was impossible to listen to this show without marveling at Ella’s musicality and her warmth and without feeling fortunate that we had her for so long.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • STOMPING AT THE SAVOY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At The Opera House”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Nat Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • CAN’T BUY ME LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald First Lady Of Song”
  • CAN’T BUY ME LOVE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Swings Lightly With Nelson”
  •  BODY AND SOUL  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • ALL GOD’S CHILLIN’ GOT RHYTHM  /  Mel Torme  /  “The Great American Songbook”
  • PARTY BLUES  /  Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Williams, & Count Basie  /  “Joe Williams Finest Hour”
  • I NEVER LOVED A WOMAN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jackie Wilson & Count Basie  /  “Manufacturers Of Soul”
  • OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Jazz Masters 24”
  • MEDLEY  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Karen Carpenter  /  “As Time Goes By”
  • I’VE GOT MY LOVE TO KEEP ME WARM  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Jazz Masters 24”
  • CANDY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Twelve Nights In Hollywood”
  • WILLOW WEEP FOR ME  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live In Japan”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Let No Man Write My Epitaph”
  • LOVERMAN  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Live At The 4 Qs”
  • I GOT IT BAD (AND THAT AIN’T GOOD)  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington  /  “Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • I GOT IT BAD (AND THAT AIN’T GOOD)  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • TOO YOUNG FOR THE BLUES  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald First Lady Of Song”
  • NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Twelves Nights In Hollywood”
  • OH, LADY BE GOOD  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At The Opera House”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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