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PLAYLIST FOR “THE TURNTABLE FOR ONE YEAR IN REVIEW – 2020” (1.2.21)

3 Jan

Looking back at the god-awful events of 2020 was entirely too upsetting, although looking back at how I reacted to those events with my musical themes may be almost as upsetting. I think we can do better in 2021. We have to.

(BTW: I played the Michel Legrand as an anniversary shout-out to my wife. That cut was her processional at our wedding 51 years ago.) 

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

  • (Social Distancing)  /  ALL BY MYSELF  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Oh Look At Me Now”
  • (Social Distancing)  /  ALONE TOGETHER  /  Alyssa Allgood  /  “Exactly Like You”
  • (Just Joe)  /  HAPPINESS IS JUST A THING CALLED JOE  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “The Songbook Collection”
  • (The Blues)  /  I AIN’T GOT NOTHIN’ BUT THE BLUES  /  Kenny Washington  /  “What’s The Hurry”
  • (Countries Who Don’t Want Us To Visit)  /   THIS CAN’T BE LOVE  /  John Alcorn & Molly Johnson  /  Quiet Night”
  • (Countries Who Don’t Want Us To Visit)  /   LONDON BY NIGHT  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra Sings Great Songs From Great Britain”
  • (Suckers & Losers)  /  I LOVE BEING HERE WITH YOU  /  The Airmen Of Note w/ TSgt. Paige Martin  /  “Airmen Of Note – Live”
  • (Suckers & Losers)  /  I’M IN A DANCING MOOD  / Dave Brubeck Quartet  /  “Time Outtakes”
  • (Positive Vibes)  /  IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Brianna Thomas & Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Swing Out”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Michel LeGrand  /  ”Michel LeGrand At Shelly’s Manhole”
  • (World Mental Health Day)  /  SOMEONE’S BEEN SENDING ME FLOWERS  /  Blossom Dearie & Phil Scorgie  /  “Phil & Me”
  • (Let’s Go Clubbing/  /  THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Rachael Price & Jon Batiste  /  “Anatomy of Angels”
  • (Positive Vibes)  /  THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Freda Payne & Johnny Mathis  /  (Single)
  • (The Blues)  /  I JUST WANT TO BE HORIZONTAL  /  Samoa Wilson & Jim Kweskin band  /  “I Just Want to Be Horizontal”
  • (July 4th)  /  WE THE PEOPLE  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Who’s The Old Guy Now”
  • (Food & Drink)  /  TEA FOR TWO  /  Gretje Angel  /  “…In Any Key”
  • (I Couldn’t Let The Year Go Without Playing This)  /  THE THRILL IS GONE  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • (In Memoriam – You Fill In The Names)  /  PEOPLE TIME  /  Stan Getz  /  “Yours & Mine”
  • (I See You; I Hear You)  /  THIS IS NOT A PROTEST SONG  /  Rene Marie  /  “Sound Of Red”
  • (I See You; I Hear You)  /  FRAGILE  /  Sting  /  “…Nothing Like The Sun”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Did you miss the show? How about starting the new year off right? Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to last week’s show.

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PLAYLIST FOR “JUST JOE” – AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST – (8.22.20)

23 Aug

This is a show from last March. At that time Joe Biden was an ascendent candidate and the man of the moment. Ditto for this past week, so I played the show again. If you don’t think that Biden is the man of the moment, feel free to tell yourself that the show is dedicated to Joe DiMaggio, or Jo March, or Joseph K or just a cup of joe. To give an appearance of fairness back then, I tossed in a couple songs for Bernie, too. I kept those in. Back with a new show next week. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HAPPINESS IS JUST A THING CALLED JOE  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “The Songbook Collection”
  • DON’T CRY JOE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Swing Along With Me”
  • SAY IT AIN’T SO, JOE  /  Dakota Staton  /  “Dynamic!”
  • WITHOUT A SONG  /  Joe Henderson  /  “Big Band”
  • MY ATTORNEY BERNIE  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Me & Phil”
  • THE COMEBACK  /  Joe Williams & Count Basie  /  “Count Basie At Newport”
  • JOE WILLIAM’S BLUES  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At Zardi’s”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jack Webb  /  “Just The Tracks, Ma’am”
  • SHORT’NIN’ BREAD  /  Joe Morello & Dave Brubeck Quartet  /  “Gone With The Wind”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet”
  • THIS FOR JOE  /  Rene Marie  /  “Black Lace Freudian Slip”
  • KILLER JOE  /  Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet  /  “Meet The Jazztet”
  • ODE TO BILLIE JOE  /  Molly Johnson  /  “Lucky”
  • BERNIE’S TUNE  /  Stan Kenton  /  “The Stan Kenton Orchestra In Concert”
  • JOEY, JOEY, JOEY  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Broadway My Way”
  • STREET OF DREAMS  /  Joey DeFrancesco & Joe Doggs  /  “Falling In Love Again”
  • THE GAL FROM JOE’S  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone Sings Duke Ellington”
  • FLO AND JOE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Maya Angelou  /  “Miss Calypso”
  • GREEN DOLPHIN STREET  /  Joey Alexander  /  “In A Sentimental Mood”
  • GOOD FOR NOTHING JOE  /  Etta Jones  /  “Lonely & Blue”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Joe Coughlin & Ed Bickert  /  “Slow & Slower”
  • ANOTHER SCOTCH AND SODA  /  Andrea Carter  /  “Love Slipped Out the Door”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Toots Thielemans & Jamie Cullum  /  “One More For The Road”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Did you miss the show? Say it ain’t so, Joe! Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to last week’s show.

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Podcasts on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, here:

Turntable For One two-hour shows are on Mixcloud, here:

 

PLAYLIST FOR “SARCASM OR NOT SARCASM: A TURNTABLE FOR ONE QUIZ” (5.2.20)

3 May

In times of trouble, people turn to Turntable For One for answers. Yes, it’s inexplicable to me, too. For instance…

Dear Turntable For One – I hear there is light at the end of the tunnel. Should I insert that light into my body.     TFO: No – wrong tunnel.

Dear Turntable For One – Can I mix Mountain Dew and Clorox?     TFO: If you’re drinking Mountain Dew, you don’t need the Clorox.

Dear Turntable For One – How can I tell if a politician is really making a sarcastic joke and not just saying something idiotic?   TFO:  Sarcastic jokes and politicians don’t usually go together. But we’ve been hearing a lot about sarcastic jokes in the White House lately. Time for a refresher course on recognizing true sarcasm when you hear it.

(Warning: The quiz included some trick questions.)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU  /  Johanna Sillanpaa  /  “From This Side”
  • I WISH I WERE IN LOVE AGAIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”
  • TAKE ANOTHER GUESS  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Sentimental Streak”
  • WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR  /  Benny Benack III  /  “A Lot Of Livin’ To Do”
  • DOWN WITH LOVE  /  Hetty Kate  /  “Under Paris Skies”
  • YOUR MIND IS ON VACATION  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles: Live In London”
  • DON’T FORGET TO SMILE  /  Mose Allison  /  “Mose In Your Ear”
  • C’ETAIT POUR TOI  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Parisienne”
  • IT’S TOO LATE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “The Vienna Affair”
  • I DON’T MIND A BIT  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “You’ll Never Know”
  • DOWN IN THE DEPTHS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To the Ladies”
  • KARATE  /  Aubrey Johnson  /  “Unraveled”
  • AFTER YOU’VE GONE  /  Amber Weekes  /  “Pure Imagination”
  • YOU SHOULD TREAT ME BETTER  /  Rachael & Vilray  /  “Rachael & Vilray”
  • YOUR LAST SONG  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • NOBODY’S HEART  /  Doris Day & Andre Previn  /  “Duet”
  • ANYTHING GOES  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “True Love”
  • GET OUT OF TOWN  /  Naama Gheber  /  “Dearly Beloved”
  • NOT YOU  /  Ian Thomas  /  “Just Passing Through”
  • SLUMMING ON PARK AVENUE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • I WAS A LITTLE LONELY  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • ALWAYS  /  Maci Miller  /  “Round Midnight”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Jeff Goldblum, Til Bronner  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Molly Johnson  /  “Because Of Billie”
  • YOU’VE GOT TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT  /  James Taylor  /  “American Standard”
  • HERE’S TO THE LADIES WHO LUNCH  /  Elaine Stritch  /  “Elaine Stritch At Liberty”
  • NO ONE IS ALONE  /  Chip Zien  /  “Wall To Wall Sondheim”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Did you miss the show? I’ll cut the sarcasm and just say you missed something good.  Don’t want to be left out? Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to last week’s show.

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1 hour Podcasts on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, here:

I’m putting this and other Turntable For One two-hour shows on Mixcloud, here:

 

PLAYLIST FOR “JUST JOE” (3.07.20)

8 Mar

I planned this show months and months ago, just a show featuring some of my favorite songs, singers, and musicians all named Joe. At the time I thought Joe Biden was toast, not someone voters months later would be toasting. Okay, times are different now, but no way I’m throwing away a good idea – especially since they are coming with less and less frequency. To give an appearance of fairness, I tossed in a couple songs for Bernie, too. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HAPPINESS IS JUST A THING CALLED JOE  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “The Songbook Collection”
  • DON’T CRY JOE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Swing Along With Me”
  • SAY IT AIN’T SO, JOE  /  Dakota Staton  /  “Dynamic!”
  • WITHOUT A SONG  /  Joe Henderson  /  “Big Band”
  • MY ATTORNEY BERNIE  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Me & Phil”
  • THE COMEBACK  /  Joe Williams & Count Basie  /  “Count Basie At Newport”
  • JOE WILLIAM’S BLUES  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At Zardi’s”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jack Webb  /  “Just The Tracks, Ma’am”
  • SHORT’NIN’ BREAD  /  Joe Morello & Dave Brubeck Quartet  /  “Gone With The Wind”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet”
  • THIS FOR JOE  /  Rene Marie  /  “Black Lace Freudian Slip”
  • KILLER JOE  /  Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet  /  “Meet The Jazztet”
  • ODE TO BILLIE JOE  /  Molly Johnson  /  “Lucky”
  • BERNIE’S TUNE  /  Stan Kenton  /  “The Stan Kenton Orchestra In Concert”
  • JOEY, JOEY, JOEY  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Broadway My Way”
  • STREET OF DREAMS  /  Joey DeFrancesco & Joe Doggs  /  “Falling In Love Again”
  • THE GAL FROM JOE’S  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone Sings Duke Ellington”
  • FLO AND JOE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Maya Angelou  /  “Miss Calypso”
  • GREEN DOLPHIN STREET  /  Joey Alexander  /  “In A Sentimental Mood”
  • GOOD FOR NOTHING JOE  /  Etta Jones  /  “Lonely & Blue”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Joe Coughlin & Ed Bickert  /  “Slow & Slower”
  • ANOTHER SCOTCH AND SODA  /  Andrea Carter  /  “Love Slipped Out the Door”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Toots Thielemans & Jamie Cullum  /  “One More For The Road”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Did you miss the show? Say it ain’t so, Joe! Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to last week’s show.

Facebook page here.

Podcasts on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, here:

Turntable For One two-hour shows are on Mixcloud, here:

 

PLAYLIST FOR “HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BILLIE!” (9.19.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

19 Sep

An hour of Billie Holiday music and tributes without any of the drugs and drink…at least on my part. What you do while listening is your business. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WHAT A LITTLE MOONLIGHT CAN DO  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Billie’s Best”
  • EASY TO REMEMBER  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • LOVER MAN  /  Janet Planet & The Planet Sax Quartet  /  “Passion From The Wreckage”
  • SWING BROTHER SWING  /  Lily Frost  / “Too Hot For Words”
  • TRAV’LIN’ LIGHT  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Lover Man”
  • TENDERLY  /  Jose James  /  “Yesterday I Had The Blues”
  • CRAZY HE CALLS ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Audra McDonald  /  “Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Paula Cole  /  “Stormy Weather”
  • GOD BLESS THE CHILD  /  Tony Bennett & Billie Holiday  /  Bennett On Holiday”
  • LADY SINGS THE BLUES  /  (Mystery Billie Holiday)  /  Diana Ross  /  “Lady Sings The Blues”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Molly Johnson  /  “Because Of Billie”
  • OSCAR MEYER  /  (Mystery Billie Holiday)  /  David Sidaris
  • WHEN A WOMAN LOVES A MAN  /  Ranee Lee  /  “Deep Song (A Tribute To Billie Holiday)
  • DON”T EXPLAIN  /  Nina Simone  /  “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  Cody Owen Stine

I’m going to be away for a couple weeks with excellent guest hosts sitting in the chair for me. Tune in if you can. If you’re missing me too much, try listening to a Turntable For one podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange.

http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one

PLAYLIST FOR “OUT-SOURCING” (6.9.12)

10 Jun

These are perilous times, especially for anyone who hates cliches. However, to show my true patriotic stripes, tonight on Turntable For One in a demonstration of economic  austerity, I out-sourced all of the vocalists — to Canada. Not one of these vocalists was born in the U.S. of A., although many of them do have certain facial resemblances to actual Americans. Stay vigilant.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

 

  • MATCHMAKER MATCHMAKER  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Make Someone Happy”
  • THE BEST THING FOR YOU  /  George Evans  /  “Live At The Cellar”
  • SURREY WITH THE FRINGE  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • TWENTIETH CENTURY  /  Joe Coughlin  /  “Thing Turn Out That Way”
  • DEVIL MAY CARE  /  Diana Krall  /  “When I Look In Your Eyes”
  • WHAT KIND OF FOOL AM I?  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  William Shatner
  • WELCOME TO MY LIFE  /  Nikki Yanofsky  /  “Nikki”
  • CALL ME IRRESPONSIBLE  /  Michael Buble   /  “Call Me Irresponsible”
  • FOR NO ONE  /  Veronneau  /  “Joy Of Living”
  • NOW THAT MY BABY’S GONE  /  Michael Kaeshammer  /  “Lovelight”
  • LARGER THAN LIFE  /  Holly Cole  /  “Holly Cole”
  • THIS CAN’T BE LOVE  /  John Alcorn & Molly Johnson  /  “Quiet Night”
  • MOON RIVER  /  Melissa Stylianou  /  “Silent Movie”
  • LONELY TIME  /  (Theme Music)  /  Maynard Ferguson  /  “A Message From Birdland”