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PLAYLIST FOR “CONTRAFACTUM” (3.28.20)

29 Mar

Contrafactum – it’s not just a word on Jeopardy.  Contrafactum are two different songs with the same melody but different lyrics. To jazz musicians, they are two tunes with the same chordal structure. (I tossed a few of those in for good measure – excuse the pun.) Who said educational radio is dead? Probably somebody who has listened to my show. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • OH! LOOK AT ME NOW  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • OH! LOOK AT ME NOW  /  Monica Ramey & The Beegie Adair Trio  /  “Monica Ramey & The Beegie Adair Trio”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse  /  “Duets II”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • I GOT RHYTHM  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Ultra Lounge”
  • MEET THE FLINTSTONES  /  Postmodern Jukebox  /  “Meet the Flintstones”
  • LI’L DARLIN’  /  Count Basie  /  “The Complete Atomic Basie”
  • LI’L DARLIN’  /  Monica Borrfors  /  “Li’l Darlin’”
  • DON’T DREAM OF ANYBODY BUT ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)   /  Jackie DeShannon  /  “For You”
  • SHINY STOCKINGS  /  Lambert, Hendricks, & Bavan  /  “At Basin Street East”
  • SHINY STOCKINGS  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie  /  “Ella & Basie”
  • I GUESS I’LL HAVE TO CHANGE MY PLAN  /  Mel Torme & Jonathan Schwartz  /  “Mel Torme & Friends”
  • L’HYMNE A L’AMOUR  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Parisienne”
  • IF YOU LOVE ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • LULLABY OF BIRDLAND  /  Chloe Perrier & The French Heart Jazz Band  /  “Petit Fleur”
  • LULLABY OF BIRDLAND  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Something Good”
  • I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU  /  Patricia Barber  /  “The Cole Porter Mix”
  • THAT’S MY KICK  /  Errol Garner  /  “That’s My Kick”
  • PRAYER – THE BAD IN EVERY MAN – BLUE  MOON  /  Allegra Levy  /  “Looking At The Moon”
  • ROUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT  /  Babs Gonzales  /  Weird Lullaby”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Carmen McRae In London”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Sting  /  “Green Chimneys: The Music Of Thelonius Monk”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “YEAR IN REVIEW 2019” (12.28.19)

29 Dec

I took a look back at some of my favorite themes from 2019 and some of my favorite songs from them. (BTW: The first song refers to one of my favorite jokes from this year: Because of climate change and rising sea levels, what city will become the new capital of the East Coast?) So what have we learned this year? I learned we’d better hope we’re being graded on a curve. 

(Musical Theme)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • (Climate Change)  /  GARY INDIANA  /  Janet Planet  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • INTO EACH LIFE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • (Musical Tribute To Laziness)  /  UP A LAZY RIVER   /  The Mills Brothers & Count Basie  /  “The Board Of Directors”
  • WHAT’S WRONG WITH BEING LAZY?  /  Jean Laughlin m /  “Miracle Of Life”
  • (The “I” Word)  /  IMAGINATION   /  Jesse Belvin  /  “Mr. Easy”
  • (Morning People vs Night Owls)  /OUR DELIGHT  /  3rd Coast Vocals  /  “3VC”
  • IN THE EVENING  /  Joe Williams  /  “At Newport ‘63”
  • (Happy Birthday, Nat King Cole)  /  HOW DOES IT FEEL  /  Dannah Garay  /  “Remembering Nat King Cole”
  • THE RULES OF THE ROAD  /  Yannick Bovy  /  “Celebrates Nat King Cole”
  • (I’m In A Subjunctive Mood)  /  IF I HAD YOU  /  Nnenna Freelon  /  “Live”
  • (The Known & Unknown)  /  I KNOW YOUR HEART BY HEART  /  Mel Torme  /  “That’s All”
  • I DON’T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT YOU  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • (Uncivil Discourse)  /  IT’S TOO LATE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “The Vienna Affair”
  • YOU IRRITATE ME  /  Carla Starkie  /  “New Dawn”
  • (International Jazz Day)  /  ON S’EST AIME  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “A Contretemps”
  • (Give & Take)  /  TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE  /  Paul Jost  /  “Simple Life”
  • (Bitterness)  /  THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Imelda May, Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • (Everything Old Is Still Old)  /  DEAR OLD STOCKHOLM  /  Stan Getz & Chet Baker  /  “The Stockholm Concerts”
  • (Two Words)  /  EMBRACEABLE YOU  /  Laura Nyro  /  “Angel in The Dark”
  • (Talk The Talk)  /  SAY IT ISN’T SO  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “A Little Sugar”
  • (Uncle Bill’s Storytime)  /  THAT AFTERNOON IN HARLEM  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Company I Keep”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Julie Kelly  /  “Everything I Love”
  • (Violin Week)  /  CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • GOODBYE FOR NOW  /  Rigmor Gustafsson w/ Radio String Quartet Vienna  /  “Calling You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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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 was 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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