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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”
  • MAKING IT UP AS WE GO ALONG  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Language”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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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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11 Dec

All but one of these songs were first heard in a movie. Do you know which one appeared on stage first?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • AS TIME GOES BY  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Stage & Screen Hits””
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND  /  Roberta Gambarini & Dave Brubeck  /  “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  • WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • HE’S A TRAMP  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU  /  Carol Sloane  /  “As Time Goes By”
  •  STELLA BY STARLIGHT  /  Miles Davis Quintet  /  “’58 Miles”
  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Sara Gazarek  /  “Yours”
  • TOP HAT WHITE TIE AND TAILS  /  Fred Astaire  /  “The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • ISN’T THIS A LOVELY DAY  /  Lissy Walker  /  “Life Is Sweet”
  • THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “A Song for You”
  • BY MYSELF  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Ray Charles  /  “Ray Charles Forever”
  • CINEMA PARADISO  /  Petra Haden  /  “Petra Goes To The Movies”
  • HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “How Do You Keep The Music Playing?”
  • LAURA  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “World On A String”
  • LAST TANGO IN PARIS  /  Gato Barbieri  /  “Last Tango In Paris”
  • THE TROLLEY SONG  /  Cecile McLoren Salvant  /  “For One To Love”
  • HOW LITTLE WE KNOW  /  Nat Cole  /  “Capitol Sings Hoagy Carmichael”
  • THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE  /  Morgana King  /  “The Shadow Of Your Smile”
  • MISTY  /  Erroll Garner  /  “Ready Take One”
  • THE DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES  /  Cassandra Wilson  /  “Midnight In The Garden of Good & Evil”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • MOON RIVER  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “Come Rain Or Come Shine”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “EPITAPHS” (4.16.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers #thelastword

17 Apr

Have you thought about your epitaph? Have you thought about what you’d like to say as your last word – forever? How about a few suggestions to help you decide?

SONG TITLE  / Artist  /  CD or Album Title


  • PLEASE DON’T TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I’M GONE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra Swings”
  • I SHOULD CARE  /  Diahann Carroll  /  “The Magic Of Diahann Carroll”
  • WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • BORN TO LOSE  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “The Blue Room”
  • ALL BY MYSELF  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Oh! Look At Me Now”
  • WHAT GOES UP (MUST COME DOWN)  /  Shepley Metcalf  /  “Don’t Bother To Knock”
  • SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD  /  Diana Krall  /  “Wallflower”
  • LOOKIN’ GOOD  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Sunday Express”
  • I WILL WAIT FOR YOU  /  Daniela Schachter  /  “Purple Butterfly”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • I WONDER WHO’S KISSING HER NOW  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Shel Silverstein  /  Hairy Jazz”
  • STOP THIS TRAIN  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story?”
  • AT LEAST WE GOT TO THE RACE  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Don’t Cry For No Hipster”
  • I HAVE THE FEELING I’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE  /  Greta Metassa  /  “Two For The Road”
  • GOT A DATE WITH AN ANGEL  /  The Four Freshmen  /  “Spotlight On The Four Freshmen”
  • HAS ANYONE HERE SEEN BASIE?  /  Count Basie  /  “Basie Plays Hefti”
  • TIME TO GO  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Don’t Be So Blue”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Nat King Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • WE’LL MEET AGAIN  /  She & Him  /  “Classics”
  • DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE  /  Barry Manilow  /  “Singing With The Big Bands”
  • I WONDER WHAT BECAME OF ME  /  Trijntje Oosterhuis & Toots Thielemans  /  “One More For The Road”
  • GONE  /  Miles Davis  /  Porgy & Bess”
  • WHAT A LITTLE MOONLIGHT CAN DO  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Billie’s Best”
  • DON’T LIKE GOODBYES  /  Tony Bennett  /  The Art Of Romance”
  • HARD TO SAY GOODBYE  /  The Real Group  /  “One For All”
  • TOO DARN HOT  /  Sara Gazarek  /  “At The Cookery”
  • WAITER THE CHECK  /  Nicki Leighton-Thomas  /  “Forbidden Games”
  • DID I EVER REALLY LIVE?  / Joe Williams  /  “One More For My Baby”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings Comden & Green”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MISTAKES, REGRETS, AND DO-OVERS” (1.30.16) #jazz #jazzsingers #jazzradio

31 Jan

“Mistakes, Regrets, and Do-Overs” – it’s not just the title of my upcoming posthumous memoir, it’s also the music theme for the week.  If you missed the show, well, I’m sure that’s a mistake you already deeply regret, especially after glancing down the playlist of great singers and songs. Don’t fret. There’s hope. You’ll get a do-over next Saturday night at 9:00. Try to be on time so that you can be sure to get a seat. 


SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I WAS A FOOL TO LET YOU GO  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Cassia DeMayo  /  “Heart, We Will Forget Him”
  • SOPHISTICATED LADY  /  Al Jarreau   /  “Soul Box”
  • THE LIES OF HANDSOME MEN  /  Kristy Baron  /  “Take This Journey”
  • DON’T’CHA GO ‘WAY MAD  /  Frank Sinatra  /  Sinatra & Swingin’ Brass”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Miles Davis  /  “Bleue”
  • MAY I COME IN  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • HE WAS TOO GOOD TO ME  /  Fay Claassen  /  “With A Song In My Heart”
  • AREN’T I CUTE?  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “It’s About Time”
  • BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • MAD ABOUT THE BOY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jessica Biel  /  “Easy Virtue – Movie Soundtrack”
  • DETOUR AHEAD  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirting With Twilight”
  • DID WE HAVE ANY FUN  /  Shepley Metcalf  /  “Something Irresistible”
  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Nat King Cole Sings George Shearing Plays”
  • NO REGRETS  /  Phoebe Snow  /  “Second Childhood”
  • GOOD GUY  /  Trisha Yearwood  /  Stormy Weather”
  • I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART  /  Joe Williams  /  “The Heart & Soul Of Joe Williams & George Shearing”
  • IT STARTED OVER AGAIN/THE SECOND TIME AROUND  /  Marlene Ver Planck  /  “The Mood I’m In”
  • I’M A FOOL TO WANT YOU  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “Quiet Now: Time & Again”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap  /  “Stardust”
  • SECOND CHANCE  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • ONE MORE CHANCE  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Rosie Sings Bing”
  • I NEVER MEANT TO HURT YOU  /  Laura Nyro  /  “The First Songs”
  • THE PEOPLE THAT YOU NEVER GET TO LOVE  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “The People that You Never Get To Love”
  •  PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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8 Dec

Shirley Horn recorded in Paris. Sinatra recorded in Paris. Aretha recorded in Paris. See a pattern here? Sorry you missed it, aren’t you? Don’t worry. You’ll get another chance this Saturday night.


SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title


  • JUST IN TIME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “I Love You Paris”
  • IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra & Sextet
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • ANTHROPOLOGY  /  Dizzy & The Double Six  /  “Dizzy Gillespie & The Double Six Of Paris”
  • LET’S FALL IN LOVE  /  Diana Krall  /  “Live In Paris”
  • SINGING IN THE RAIN  /  Aretha Franklin  /  “Aretha Franklin Live In Paris 1977”
  • LONG AFTER MIDNIGHT  /  Lisa Lindsley  /  “Long After Midnight”
  • FOUR  /  Deborah Latz  /  “Sur l’Instant
  • PETIT BACK BLUES  /  Miles Davis  /  “A Day in Paris”
  • I’M JUST A LUCKY SO AND SO  /  Marlene Ver Planck  /  “Marlene Ver Planck Meets Saxomania In Paris”
  • MISTY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella & Duke At Cote D’Azur”
  • SATIN DOLL  /  Duke Ellington  /  “Live At Cabaret L’Alacazar”
  • A PARIS  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “NEW BEGINNINGS” (5.2.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

2 May

What does New Beginnings mean to you? All this week on WMNR Fine Arts Radio, broadcasters will be answering that question musically. Here are my answers with a lot of help from some wonderful singers. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title


  • THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG  /  Lilly Thornton  /  “Invitation” 
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • LET’S BEGIN  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “The Complete Jerome Kern Songbooks”   
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Accentuate The Positive” 
  • BY MYSELF  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “The Great American Songbook”  
  • I JUST WANT ALL OF MY STUFF  /  Chaise Lounge /  “Dot-Dot-Dot”  
  •  HAVEN’T WE MET  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Bottom Line Archive Series”
  • EIGHT, NINE, AND TEN  /  Hetty Kate & Gordon Webster  /  “Gordon Webster Meets Hetty Kate”
  • NEW SUN IN THE SKY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jonathan Schwartz  /  “Jonathan Schwartz Sings Arthur Schwartz”
  • HERE I GO AGAIN  /  Marlene Ver Planck  /  “I Like To Sing”  
  • THE BEST IS YET TO COME  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “It Might As Well Be Swing” 
  • DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD  /  Lillie Kae  /  “I’m Glad There Is You”  
  • HURRY, IT’S LOVELY UP HERE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington  /  “Ella At Duke’s Place”  
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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