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PLAYLIST FOR “TEACHABLE MOMENTS” (2.22.20)

23 Feb

I thought when you experience a Teachable Moment, you’re supposed to reflect and even have a change of heart. The only reflection I’m seeing these days is in my mirror – and I’m not too happy with those results either. So I played a couple hours of songs about people confronting difficult situations in hopes that the music and messages might be helpful and instructive. Probably it instructed people to turn off their radios. Not exactly what I had planned.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  Album Or CD Title

  • TEACH ME TONIGHT  /  Sarah Vaughan, Joe Williams, Count Basie  /  “Count Basie & Sarah Vaughan”
  • TEACH ME A SONG  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Never Let Me Go”
  • LEARNING THE BLUES  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?
  • THE GREAT CITY  /  Lauren Henderson  /  “Armame”
  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”    
  • YOU CAN’T PULL THE WOOL OVER MY EYES  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Alone Together”
  • STRAIGHTEN UP AND FLY RIGHT  /  Imelda May, Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • PREACH AND TEACH  /  The Buddy Rich Big Band  /  “Mercy, Mercy”
  • THE DAY I LEARNED FRENCH  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “Moonshadow Dance”
  • MAY I COME IN?  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • THE SECOND TIME AROUND  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Shirley Horn  /  “At The Gaslight Square/Loads Of Love”
  • THE SPIDER AND THE FLY  /  Maud Hixson  /  “Don’t Let A Good Thing Get Away”
  • ANYTHING GOES  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “True Love: A Celebration Of Cole Porter”
  • MEANING OF THE BLUES  /  Nnenna Freelon  / “Live”
  • EVERYBODY SAY DON’T  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • LISTEN HERE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “Together Again”
  • YOU’VE GOT TO DO IT  /  Holly Yarbrough  /  “Mr. Rogers Swings”
  • BEIN’ GREEN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra & Company”
  • CHILDREN WILL LISTEN/YOU’VE GOT TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT  /  Renee Fleming & Leslie Odom Jr.  /  “Broadway”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Miles Davis Quintet  /  “’Round Midnight”
  • REMEMBERING TO BREATHE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  Dooji Wooji”
  • YOU MIGHT AS WELL LIVE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Till I Get It Right”
  • HEART’S DESIRE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little did I Dream”
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS” (2.1.20)

3 Feb

I’ve tried for months to do this theme, but something horrible would happen – in a mall, or a night club, or, dear God, another school. So, of course, out of decency I deferred. Besides, after a tragedy, that time is always reserved for politicians to offer their “thoughts and prayers” in lieu of doing anything. I thought I was safe this week, maybe because it was the night before the Super Bowl, or the night before Groundhog Day, or maybe because America really needs a hug this week, I offered some songs about thoughts and prayers. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SERMONETTE. /. Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross  /  “The Hottest New Group In Jazz”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU   /. Catherine Russell  /  “Harlem On My Mind”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN   /. Paul Jost  /  “Simple Life”
  • I SAY A LITTLE PRAYER FOR YOU   /. Aretha Franklin & Royal Philharmonic Orch.  /  “A Brand New Me”
  • HOUSE OF GOLD   /. Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • DON’T THINK TWICE   /  Janet Planet  /  “Janet Planet Sings The Bob Dylan Songbook”
  • I’LL ONLY MISS HER WHEN I THINK OF HER   /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Star”
  • RAINBOW CONNECTION   /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • SACK FULL OF DREAMS   /. Virginia Schenk  /  “Battle Cry”
  • PENSATIVA   /  Charles Lloyd  /  “Autumn In New York”
  • IF HE CHANGED MY NAME   /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina At The Village Gate”
  • WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH   /  Imelda May, Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • I THOUGHT OF YOU LAST NIGHT   /  Morgana King  /  “Wild Is Love”
  • LOSING MY MIND   /  Donna Murphy  /  “Wall To Wall Sondheim”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU   /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Joey DeFrancesco  /  “Singin’ & Swingin’”
  • PLEASE SEND ME SOMEONE TO LOVE   /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Save Your Love For Me”
  • PRAYER   /  Miles Davis  /  “Porgy & Bess”
  • BROWN BABY   /  Amber Weeks  /  “Pure Imagination”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE   /  Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington  /  “Francis A. & Edward K.”
  • LOST IN THE STARS   /  Nnenna Feelon  /  “Listen”
  • BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU   /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Mr. Oscar Brown Jr. Goes To Washington”
  • PARIS MISMATCH   /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SUMMER DESTINATIONS” (6.23.18)

23 Jun

I couldn’t find any songs about where I’ll be heading this summer – a sensory deprivation tank – but I did find some excellent songs about other places to go on a summer vacation.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ROUTE 66  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • DREAMSVILLE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Summertime”
  • STOCKHOLM SWEETNIN’  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “You Got What It Takes”
  • THAT’S NO JOKE  /  Diane Marino  /  “Soul Serenade”
  • CITY OF THE ANGELS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • GOING TO CHICAGO  /  Barbara Morrison  /  “Live At The 9:20 Special”
  • MY BUICK, MY LOVE, AND I  /  Seth MacFarlane & Elizabeth Gillies  /  “In Full Swing”
  • TWO FOR THE ROAD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Linda Lavin  /  “Possibilities”
  • SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • THROUGH THE WINDOWS OF CARS  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Jackie & Roy Forever”
  • SPRINGSVILLE  /  Miles Davis  /  “Miles Ahead”
  • MENILMONTANT  /  Avalon Jazz Band  /  “I Wish You Love”
  • PLEASE CONSIDER ME  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • HUNGRY MAN  /  Mark Winkler  /  “West Coast Cool”
  • THE ICE HOTEL  /  Stacey Kent  /  Breakfast On The Morning Tram”
  • A FOGGY DAY  /  Van Morrison  /  “Versatile”
  • I KNOW THE WAY TO BROOKLYN  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Dooji Wooji”
  • I’M ALWAYS DRUNK IN SAN FRANCISCO  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “Live Session”
  • ALL THROUGH SPRING AND SUMMER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tuesday Weld
  • SCATSVILLE  /  John Proulx  /  “Say It”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Bye Bye Blackbird”    
  • LOVE ON A GREYHOUND BUS  /  Janet Planet  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • AMERICA  /  Simon & Garfunkel  /  “Bookends”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Favorites From A Long Walk”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HITTING BOTTOM” (5.5.18)

6 May

I know it was wishful thinking on my part, but on Saturday’s show I celebrated finally hitting bottom. No, this wasn’t a tribute to Stormy Daniels, it was a realization that the way things are going, I may not live long enough to see us hit the actual bottom. All the songs and some of the singers know exactly what I meant.  So now, after this show, I can tell myself (or pretend) that things will start to get better. (I’m not holding my breath, because I know I really won’t live long enough that way.) 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT  / Alexis Cole  /  “A Kiss In The Dark”   
  • INTO EACH LIFE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • STOP THIS TRAIN  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story?” 
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Ray Charles  /  “The Genius Of Ray Charles”
  • ROCKS IN MY BED  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night” 
  • IT’S ALWAYS 4 AM  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life, Collected”  
  • OLD FASHIONED GAL  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”   
  • THE BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Boz Scaggs  /  “Speak Low”   (Decca Records)
  • MEET ME AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BOTTLE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “Live At Joe’s Pub”  
  • THE LIFE THAT I LEAD  /  Lou Rawls  /  “Carryin’ On”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin” 
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Miles Davis Quintet  /  “Miles Davis & John Coltrane: The Final Tour” 
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Sister Orchid” 
  • DID I EVER REALLY LIVE?  /  Joe Williams  /  “One For My Baby”   
  • BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You” 
  • EVERYBODY’S CRYIN’ MERCY  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend: Live In California”
  • DAYS LIKE THIS  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • THE END OF THE WORLD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Patty Duke  /  “Don’t Just Stand There”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Van Morrison  /  “Versatile”
  • I’M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS  /  Karrin Allyson  /  Round Midnight” 
  • LUSH LIFE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Boston Concert 1976”
  • SOPHISTICATED LADY  /  Linda Ronstadt  /  “Lush Life”
  •  NOTHING LASTS FOREVER  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In every Bar”   
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  

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PLAYLIST FOR “COMING & GOING” (4.7.18)

9 Apr

Get the feeling these days you don’t know whether you’re coming or going? This show didn’t make things better because that what all the music was about. Not helpful? Hey – Do I look like Dr. Phil?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album title

  • SOMETHING’S COMING  /  Lilly Thornton  /  “Something’s Coming”
  • COME FLY WITH ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • COME DANCE WITH ME  /  Diana Krall  /  “From This Moment On”
  • I’M GONNA MOVE TO THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWN  /  Ray Charles  /  “United We Swing: The Best Of The JALC Galas”
  • YOU CAME A LONG WAY FROM ST. LOUIS  /  Peggy Lee & George Shearing  /  “Beauty & The Beat”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We met?”
  • COMES LOVE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • HELLO I MUST BE GOING  /  Groucho Marx  /  “Comedy Tonight: The Golden Age”
  • COME BACK TO ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • GOIN’ OUT OF MY HEAD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Pat Collins  /  “The Hip Hypnotist”
  • THE BEST IS YET TO COME  /  Delicatessen Jazz  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • GONE, GONE, GONE  /  Miles Davis  /  “Porgy & Bess”
  • GO TO HELL  /  Nina Simone  /  “Silk & Soul”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • COME RUNNIN’  /  Lena Horne  /  “Lena Horne At The Waldorf Astoria”
  • GONE WITH THE WIND  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At Zardi’s”
  • BABY WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ricky Nelson  /  “More Songs By Ricky”
  • I’M GONNA GO FISHIN’  /  Carol Welsman  /  “I Like Men”
  • DON’T GO TO STRANGERS  /  Arthur Prysock & Count Basie  /  “Arthur Prysock/Count Basie”
  • IF YOU GO AWAY  /  Inger Marie Gunderson  /  “By Myself”
  • ANYTHING GOES  /  Calabira Foti  /  “In The Still Of The Night”
  • YOU GO TO MY HEAD  /  Tony DeSare & Edward Decker  /  “One For My Baby”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • AND SO IT GOES  /  Gavin Hope  /  “For All We Know”
  • TIME TO GO  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Dreams”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR 2018” (12.30.17)

30 Dec

Haven’t thought of your New Year’s Resolutions yet? Maybe this will help. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THERE’LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE  / Tony Bennett  /  ”That San Francisco Sun”
  • I’M GONNA WASH THAT MAN RIGHT OUTTA MY HAIR  /  Rebecca Kilgore w/ Harry Allen Quartet  /  “Play Music From South Pacific”
  • I’M GONNA LIVE TILL I DIE  /  Sophie Berkal-Sarbit  /  “Young & Foolish”
  • I’M PUTTING ALL MY EGGS IN ONE BASKET  /  Fred Astaire  /  “The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • EVERYTHING I DO GONH BE FUNKY  /  Madeline Peyroux  /  “Secular Hymns”
  • LEMON TWIST  /  Mark Winkler  /  “West Coast Cool”
  • FRIM FRAM SAUCE  /  Vocapella  /  “Black Coffee”
  • FAR AWAY PLACES  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • THE ICE HOTEL  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Breakfast On The Morning Tram”
  • SMOKE, SMOKE SMOKE THAT CIGARETTE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jimmy Dean  /  “Big Bad John”
  • IF IT’S THE LAST THING I DO  /  Esther Phillips  /  “Burnin”
  • THERE’S GOTTA BE SOMETHING BETTER THAN THIS  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says No”
  • YOU’RE GETTING TO BE A HABIT WITH ME  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • I DON’T WANNA BE KISSED BY ANYONE ELSE BUT YOU  /  Miles Davis  /  “Miles Ahead”
  • TV BLUES  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • I WANNA GET MARRIED  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Audra McDonald  /  “Build A Bridge”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant  /  “Dreams & Daggers”
  • A LOT OF LIVING TO DO  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “Sammy Davis Jr. Belts The Best Of Broadway”
  • COFFEE TIME  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Still Unforgettable”
  • CHAMPAGNE  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Way Down Low”
  • I’M THROUGH WITH LOVE  /  Niki Haris  /  “Live In Bern, Switzerland”
  • I WANNA BE LOVED  /  Mary Stallings W/ Gene Harris  /  “Only Trust Your Heart”
  • THE NIGHT THE PUGILIST LEARNED TO DANCE  /  Sting  /  “The Last Ship”
  • MAKING IT UP AS WE GO ALONG  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Language”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “IT’S SPRING!” (3.25.17)

26 Mar

Some people see the arrival of Spring as renewal, rebirth, renascence; and some people see it as the time for paying taxes, seasonal allergies, and, worst of all, the return of “America’s Got Talent.” I see it as a chance to play these great songs and singers.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • APRIL IN PARIS  /  Count Basie  /  “April In Paris”
  • IT’S ANYBODY’S SPRING  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • SPRING IS HERE  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • IT’S A MOST UNUSUAL DAY  /  Jody Sandhaus  /  “I Think Of You”
  • SPRING IN MANHATTAN  /  Tony Bennett  /  The Many Moods Of Tony”
  • RUNNING WILD  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • APRIL SHOWERS  /  Julian Yeo  /  “1923”
  • NICE WEATHER FOR DUCKS  /  Irene Kral  /  “Just For Now”
  • HURRY, IT’S LOVELY UP HERE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • YOUNGER THAN SPRINGTIME  /  Oscar Peterson Trio  /  “Eloquence”
  • WHEN THE RED, RED ROBIN  /  (Mystery Verse)  /  Molly Lyons  /  “Verses Only”
  • WHEN THE RED, RED ROBIN  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Birds Of A Feather”
  • TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  “Mamaloshen”
  • TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Take Me Out To The Ball Game”
  • VAN LINGO MUNGO  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Dave Frishberg Classics”
  • DERRADEIRA PRIMAVERA  /  Allison Adams Tucker  /  “April In Paris”
  • SPRING  /  Susie Arioli  /  “Spring”
  • SPRING WILL BE A LITTLE LATE THIS YEAR  /  Wynton Marsalis  /  “The Midnight Blues”
  • SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Take To The Sky”
  • SPRING IS WHERE YOU ARE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Till I Get It right”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Greta Matassa  /  “The Smiling Hour”
  • SPRINGSVILLE  /  Miles Davis  /  “Miles Ahead”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING  /  Allan Harris/Takana Myamoto  /  “Convergence”
  • ANOTHER SPRING  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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