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PLAYLIST FOR “TOWN & COUNTRY” (2.6.21)

7 Feb

Remember the story we were taught when we were little? It was the story of the country mouse, cautious and practical, and the city mouse, worldly and sophisticated. I know my teachers were trying to teach us to be like the common sense country mouse. And I was never able to convince them that the two mice would be indistinguishable when caught in a sticky trap. And so the debate about which is better – living in the country or living in the city – has gone on and on and on. And it went on during my show, too. Did I throw light on this debate or just throw shade? Did I answer the questions or question the answers? Really? You gotta be kidding. I just tried to fill two hours with songs about the city and songs about the country. Plus a shout-out to the Super Bowl cities. (I let Gloria Estefan represent Florida because I can’t think of a single song about FL or any of its cities I want to hear.)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SURREY WITH THE FRINGE ON TOP  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summer Time”
  • SUNDAY IN NEW YORK  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Hello Dolly To Goodbye Charlie”
  • IT’S SO PEACEFUL IN THE COUNTRY  /  Meredith d’Ambrosio  /  “Another Time”
  • IN A NEW YORK MINUTE  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Songs Were Made To Sing”
  • THE GREAT CITY  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “No Regrets”
  • THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE  /  Nikki Parrott  /  “From New York To Paris”
  • COUNTRY GIRL  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • MOUNTAIN GREENERY  /  Claire Teal  /  “Orsino’s Songs”
  • LIVE IN A CONDO  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “Moonshadow Dance”
  • APRIL IN PARIS  /  Sammy Davis & Count Basie  /  “Our Shining Hour”
  • PARIS AU MOIS DE SEPTEMBRE  /  Avalon Jazz Band w/ Tatiana Eva-Marie  /  “Paris”
  • PARKER’S MOOD/KANSAS CITY  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Another Time Another Place”
  • I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HIS FACE  /  Gloria Estefan  /  “The Standards”
  • OH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING  /  James Taylor  /  “Other Covers”
  • ANOTHER HUNDRED PEOPLE  /  Patti Lupone  /  “Don’t Monkey With Broadway”
  • ANOTHER HUNDRED LYRICS  /  Liz Callaway  /  “The Essential Liz Callaway”
  • AUTUMN IN NEW YORK  /  Chet Baker  /  “The Touch of Your Lips”
  • CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’  /  Diana Krall  /  “Wallflower”
  • SWEET KENTUCKY HAM  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “Secret Heart”
  • THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “A Fine Romance”
  • LONELY TOWN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Where Are You?”
  • NEW YORK STATE OF MIND  /  Nancy Kelly  /  Born To Swing”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “DUMB QUESTIONS” (7.11.20)

12 Jul

Next time someone tries to tell you that there’s no such thing as a dumb question, offer a few of these. Don’t try to thank me. Just doing my job.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WHY DO PEOPLE FALL IN LOVE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art of Excellence”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Dreams”
  • WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • MY IDEAL  /  Kelly Green Trio  /  “Volume One”
  • TULIP OR TURNIP  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • HOW HIGH THE MOON  /  Gloria Reuben & Marty Ashby  /  “For All We Know”
  • HOW CAN THAT MAKE YOU FAT  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Till I Get It right”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR’S  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Yesterday”s Love Songs, Today’s Blues”
  • HOW ABOUT YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Joe Pesci  /  “Pesci…Still Singing”
  • AREN’T YOU GLAD YOU’RE YOU  /  Meredith d’Ambrosio  /  “Another Time”
  • WOODY’N YOU  /  Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Introducing The Eyal Vilner Big Band”
  • WHY TRY TO CHANGE ME NOW  /  Fiona Apple  /  “The Best Is Yet To Come”
  • SWINGING ON A STAR  /  Ori Dagan  /  “S’cat Got My Tongue”
  • WHATCHA GONNA DO WHEN THERE AIN’T NO SWING  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Strictly Romancin’”
  • AT LONG LAST LOVE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra & Swingin’ Brass”
  • HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN  /  Shoshanna Bean  /  “Spectrum”
  • DO I LOVE YOU BECAUSE YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL  /  (Mystery vocalist)  /  Jack Webb  /  “Just The Tracks, M’am”
  • SMOKE RINGS  /  April Ames  /  “Strike A Match”
  • SHOULD I  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “Kisses In the Rain”
  • WHY SHOULDN’T I  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “For Those Who Think Young”
  • WILL YOU STILL BE MINE?  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON?  /  Lillie Huddleston  /  “How Long Has This Been Going On?”
  • MIND IF I MAKE LOVE TO YOU  /  Harry Connick  /  “True Love: A Celebration Of Cole Porter”
  • WHAT IS LOVE?  /  Quiana Lynell  /  “A Little Love”
  • HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING  /  Ian Shaw  /  “The Theory Of Joy”
  • OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Nikki Yanofsky  /  “Nikki”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “NO ANSWERS, ONLY QUESTIONS” (AN ARCHIVE SHOW FROM 3.16) (4.8.17)

10 Apr

Here’s to those halcyon, innocent days gone by…in other words, I played a repeat show from last year…though it’s still true that I have more questions than answers. How about you?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or album Title

  • WHY DO PEOPLE FALL IN LOVE?  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • HOW AM I TO KNOW?  /  Diane Marino  /  “Loads Of Love”
  • GEE BABY, AIN’T I GOOD TO YOU?  /  King Powell  /  “King Powell”
  • HOW’D YOU LIKE TO LOVE ME?  /  Hetty Kate  /  “Gordon Webster Meets Hetty Kate”
  • WHO KNOWS ALL THE ANSWERS?  /  Blossom Dearie  / “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • CAN’T WE BE FRIENDS?  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Twentysomething”
  • AREN’T YOU GLAD YOU’RE YOU?  /  Meredith d’Ambrosio  /  “Another Time”
  • WHAT’CHA GONNA DO WHEN THERE AIN’T NO SWING?  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Strictly Romancin”
  • HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN?  /  Chet Baker  /  “The Legacy”
  • SMOKE RINGS  /  Sarah King  /  “Sarah King & The Smoke Rings”
  • WHERE DO YOU START?  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Alan Bergman  /  “Lyrically, Alan Bergman”
  • MY IDEAL  /  Wendy Moten  /  “Timeless”
  • WHO CAN I TURN TO?  /  Van Morrison  / “How Long Has This Been Going On?”
  • MEAN TO ME  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson”
  • DAT DERE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Double Rainbow”
  • WHERE ARE YOU GOING?  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Where Are You Going?”
  • ALL OF ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Concepts”
  • WAS IT SOMETHING I SAID?  /  Lily Frost  /  “Too Hot For Words”
  • ALFIE  /  Buddy Rich  /  “Mercy, Mercy”
  • ALFIE  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Hollywood-My Way”
  • WILL YOU STILL BE MINE?  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Gwyneth Paltrow  /  “Infamous” (Soundtrack)
  • SHALL WE DANCE?  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • HOW ARE THINGS IN GLOCCA MORRA?  /  Bobby Scott   /  “I Love Jazz”
  • DO YOU MISS NEW YORK?  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Do You Miss New York?”
  • WHY WAS I BORN?  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Ballads”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  / Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MUSICAL AWAKENINGS” (4.2.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers #spring

4 Apr

This week, WMNR Fine Arts Radio is celebrating another of its Musical Theme Weeks, so for the next seven days, many of the broadcasters will be playing their interpretations of the theme, Musical Awakenings. I chose to interpret the theme in two sections, first, Wake-up Calls and next, a topic ripped from the headlines: Spring

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

Wake-Up calls

  • WAKE UP AND LIVE  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Strictly Romancin”
  • OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING  /  Ray Charles & Count Basie  /  “Ray Sings Basie Swings”
  • IT’S A GOOD DAY  /  Nicki Parrott  /  “It’s A Good Day”
  • GOOD MORNING COWBOY  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Smile”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Jamie Cullum & Laura Mvula  /  “Interlude”
  • WE’VE GOTTA PUT THE SUN BACK IN THE SKY  /  Roberta Donnay & The Prohibition Mob Band  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington  /  “Ella At Duke’s Place”
  • MAKING BREAKFAST FOR THE ONE I LOVE  /  Maria Muldaur  /  “Sweet & Low”        
  • BREAKFAST ON THE MORNING TRAM  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • COFFEE IN A CARDBOARD CUP  /  Belle Linda Halpern  /  “Cravings: Songs Of Hunger & Satisfaction”
  • DAYBREAK  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To The Ladies”
  • GOOD DAY SUNSHINE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”

Spring

  • IT’S ANYBODY’S SPRING  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • APRIL IN PARIS  /  Count Basie  /  “April in Paris”
  • THERE’LL BE ANOTHER SPRING  /  Peggy Lee & George Shearing  /  “Beauty & The Beat”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Greta Matassa  /  “The Smiling Hour”
  • WHEN THE RED RED ROBIN…  /  Molly Lyons  /  “Verses Only”
  • WHEN THE RED RED ROBIN…  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Danny Thomas  /  “An Evening With Danny Thomas”
  •  SOME OTHER SPRING  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Billie’s Best”
  • SPRING IS COMING  /  The Real Group  /  “In The Middle of Life”
  • SPRING IS HERE  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  “Mamaloshen”
  • BASEBALL  /  Sue Raney  /  “Ridin’ High”
  • IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra & Strings”
  • ANOTHER SPRING  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Meredith D’Ambrosio  /  “Another Time”
  • SPRING  /  Susie Arioli  /  “Spring”
  • SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST  /  Betty Carter  /  “Inside Betty Carter”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “NO ANSWERS, ONLY QUESTIONS!” (3.5.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

6 Mar

I thought we could all use a two-hour break from the endless diarrhetic diatribes of easy answers and dichotomous thinking. Not all questions can be answered in a beat-the-buzzer 90-seconds. In fact, some of the swinging questions I played took more than five minutes just to ask. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or album Title

  • WHY DO PEOPLE FALL IN LOVE?  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • HOW AM I TO KNOW?  /  Diane Marino  /  “Loads Of Love”
  • GEE BABY, AIN’T I GOOD TO YOU?  /  King Powell  /  “King Powell”
  • HOW’D YOU LIKE TO LOVE ME?  /  Hetty Kate  /  “Gordon Webster Meets Hetty Kate”
  • WHO KNOWS ALL THE ANSWERS?  /  Blossom Dearie  / “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • CAN’T WE BE FRIENDS?  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Twentysomething”
  • AREN’T YOU GLAD YOU’RE YOU?  /  Meredith d’Ambrosio  /  “Another Time”
  • WHAT’CHA GONNA DO WHEN THERE AIN’T NO SWING?  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Strictly Romancin”
  • HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN?  /  Chet Baker  /  “The Legacy”
  • SMOKE RINGS  /  Sarah King  /  “Sarah King & The Smoke Rings”
  • WHERE DO YOU START?  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Alan Bergman  /  “Lyrically, Alan Bergman”
  • MY IDEAL  /  Wendy Moten  /  “Timeless”
  • WHO CAN I TURN TO?  /  Van Morrison  / “How Long Has This Been Going On?”
  • MEAN TO ME  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson”
  • DAT DERE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Double Rainbow”
  • WHERE ARE YOU GOING?  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Where Are You Going?”
  • ALL OF ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Concepts”
  • WAS IT SOMETHING I SAID?  /  Lily Frost  /  “Too Hot For Words”
  • ALFIE  /  Buddy Rich  /  “Mercy, Mercy”
  • ALFIE  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Hollywood-My Way”
  • WILL YOU STILL BE MINE?  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Gwyneth Paltrow  /  “Infamous” (Soundtrack)
  • SHALL WE DANCE?  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • HOW ARE THINGS IN GLOCCA MORRA?  /  Bobby Scott   /  “I Love Jazz”
  • DO YOU MISS NEW YORK?  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Do You Miss New York?”
  • WHY WAS I BORN?  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Ballads”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  / Cody Owen Stine

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