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PLAYLIST FOR “POSITIVE VIBES” (12.14.20)

15 Nov

I tried a little experiment this week – an experiment in terror for me, that is. Could I send out nothing but positive vibes and eschew my inherent pessimism for an entire two hours? It seems to me the times demand this kind of sacrifice and I went for it with a collection of positive songs, positive singers, positive people (a mini-tribute to Fred Rogers), and a few of my favorite oh-so-positive vibes players – messers Gibbs, Wolfe, and Jackson. And for an extra treat – maybe for me only – I did the show live and in person at the station, something that’s not going to happen again until the infection rates really start to dive. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WE THE PEOPLE  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Who’s The Old Guy”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Delicatessen Jazz  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • DAY IN DAY OUT  /  Terry Gibbs Dream Band  /  “Main Stem Vol. 4”
  • LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Gretje Angell  /  “…In Any Key”
  • MOON RIVER  /  James Taylor  /  “American Standard”
  • LAUGHING AT LIFE  /  Etta Jones & Houston Person  /  “Doin’ What She Does Best”
  • WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR  /  Benny Benack III  /  “A Lot Of Livin’ To Do”
  • I LIKE TO TAKE MY TIME  /  Kevin Bales & Keri Johnsrud  /  Beyond The Neighborhood” The Music Of Fred rogers”
  • IT’S A GOOD DAY  /  Emilie Mover  /  “Emilie Mover Sings Peggy Lee”
  • THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Marvin Gaye  /  “Live At The Copa”
  • TIME IS A FUNNY THING  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Some Of That Sunshine”
  • I’M JUST A LUCKY SO AND SO  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles”
  • WE’VE GOT TO PUT THE SUN BACK IN THE SKY  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen
  • LOVE YOU MADLY  /  Rachael Price  /  “The Good Hours”
  • SOMETHIN’ LIKE LOVE  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING  /  Josie Falbo  /  “You Must Believe In Spring”
  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • HOPE IS A THING WITH FEATHERS  /  Tania Grubbs Quintet  /  “Live At Maureen’s Jazz Cellar”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  Milt Jackson, Ray Brown, Joe Pass  /  The Big 3”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington  /  “Francis A & Edward K”
  • THE GHOSTS OF TOMORROW  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “Anthem”
  • ON A CLEAR DAY  /  Tuck & Patti  /  Love Warriors”
  • HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING  /  Rene Marie  /  “Live At the Jazz Standard”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “IT’S WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY! SIGH…” (10.10.20)

11 Oct

Saturday was World Mental Health Day. So, of course, I wanted to play two hours of positive, motivating, and encouraging songs. JUST KIDDING!! Doing that would have made me part of the solution, not part of the problem. That’s not the way I roll. In addition to some favorite songs about the questionable mental state of the world, I also played songs about several of the stressors indicating less than optimum mental health. Okay, yes, it was just another show about me.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • YOU’RE DRIVING ME CRAZY  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving me Crazy”
  • YOU COULD DRIVE A PERSON CRAZY  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine Sings Sondheim”
  • STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life Collected”
  • CRAZY  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Something Cool”
  • EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend – Live In California”
  • I JUST WANT TO BE HORIZONTAL  /  The Jim Kweskin Band & Samoa Wilson  /  “I Just Want To Be Horizontal”
  • DIG YOU LIKE CRAZY  /  Radam Schwartz Organ Big Band  /  “Message From Groove & GW”
  • CRAZY HE CALLS ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Audra McDonald  /  “Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill”
  • I’M GONNA LIVE TILL I DIE  /  Queen Latifah  /  “Trav’lin’ Light”
  • I’M THROUGH WITH LOVE  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirting With Twilight”
  • INSOMNIA  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN  /  John Doakes  /  “Forever Reasons”
  • KEEP IT TO YOURSELF  /  Amy Rigby  /  “18 Again”
  • MUSIC THERAPY FOR ANXIOUS CATS  /  Pet Care Club  /  “Cat Music”
  • IT’S ALWAYS 4:00 A.M.  /  Kellye Gray /  “Pink & Blue: The Blue Songs”
  • OH YOU CRAZY MOON  /  Wes Montgomery  /  “Willow Weep For Me”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • LOSING MY MIND  /  Donna Murphy  /  “Wall To Wall Sondheim”
  • THIS FUNNY WORLD  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Life Is Beautiful”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Gladys Knight  /  “Before Me”
  • SACK FULL OF DREAMS  /  Mark Murphy  /  “September Ballads”
  • WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW  /  Stacey Kent  /  “The Boy Next Door”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

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PLAYLIST FOR “FLATTERY WILL GET YOU…” (10.3.20)

4 Oct

It was that time again, time to ask people to put their money where my mouth is. Otherwise known as Fall Pledge Week. Remembering that you catch more flies with honey, I knew immediately the last thing I wanted to do was attract flies. So instead, I tried songs of full-throated, unfettered flattery to encourage people to go to wmnr.org and click on the trusty “Donate Now” button and support Turntable For One

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • YOU’RE THE TOP  /  Monica Ramey  /  “Make Someone Happy”
  • I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • WEAVER OF DREAMS  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Dream”
  • TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS  /  Joe Williams  /  “Every Night”
  • JUST THE WAY YOU ARE  /  Simone Kopmajer  /  “Simon Kopmajer’s Favorite Songs”
  • DEARLY BELOVED  /  Joe Doggs & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “Falling In Love Again”
  • THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “Got You On My Mind ”
  • THAT FACE  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE  /  The Swingle Singers  /  “Mood Swings”
  • LOVE YOU MADLY  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Oscar Peterson Trio  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • NOTHING LIKE YOU  /  Dena DeRose & Jeremy Pelt  /  “Ode To The Road”
  • CUTE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Best Of Tony Bennett”
  • YOU COULDN’T BE CUTER  /  Diana Krall & Yo-Yo Ma  /  “Songs Of Joy & Peace”
  • YOU’RE SENSATIONAL  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “True Love”
  • IT’S YOU OR NO ONE FOR ME  /  Alyssa Allgood  /  “Out Of The Blue”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Aaron Neville & Linda Ronstadt  /  “Nature Boy: The Standards Album”
  • SMITTEN WITH YOU  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Attachments”
  • YOU LEAVE ME BREATHLESS  /  John Doakes  /  “Forever Reasons”
  • ‘S WONDERFUL  /  Naama Gheber  /  “Dearly Beloved”
  • YOU’RE A SWEEETHEART  /  Mose Allison  /  “Mose Allison Sings & Plays V-8 Ford Blues”
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  Candace Springs  /  “The Women Who Raised Me”
  • MY ROMANCE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL TO ME  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LET’S TALK ABOUT ME” – AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST – (8.8.20)

9 Aug

(I took the week off and found a show from 2018. It was like finding my lost youth and innocence…and some great music. Here are my comments from that other world ago.)

Last night’s show was all about me – no, it’s not what you’re thinking. Check out the song titles and you’ll see that the show was all about “me,” not me. Although since I chose all the songs and all the singers myself, wasn’t the show really all about me? If anyone isn’t utterly confused yet, write to me. I’m sure I can fix that. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ALL OF ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Swing Easy!”
  • IT’S ALL RIGHT WITH ME  /  Cassandra McKinley  /  “Right In Front Of You”
  • COME FLY WITH ME  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “One More For The Road”
  • COME DANCE WITH ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • LET’S TALK ABOUT ME  /  Hot Club Sandwich  /  “Café Matrix”
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Sister Orchid”
  • WAIT FOR ME  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • PLEASE CONSIDER ME  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • ME AND MY SHADOW  /  Jeff Goldblum, Sarah Silverman, Till bronner  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • LOVER COME BACK TO ME  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Gypsy In My Soul”
  • LUCKY TO BE ME  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Lucky to Be Me”
  • HOLD ME HOLD ME HOLD ME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings Comden & Green”
  • CHASE ME  /  Erroll Garner  /  “Ready Take One”
  • HE NEEDS ME  /  Nina Simone  /  “Mood Indigo”
  • MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • THE BEST THING FOR YOU  /  Nat Cole  /  “Tell Me All About Yourself”
  • TREAT ME NICE  /  Marina & The Kats  /  “Wild”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Danny DeVito  /  “Living Out Loud”
  • TALK TO ME  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Inspiring Love”
  • JUST YOU, JUST ME  /  Hetty Kate  /  “Comes Love”
  • MEET ME AT NO SPECIAL PLACE  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles: Live In London”
  • MEET ME AT THE FOUNTAIN  /  Cody Owen Stine & Marissa McGowan  /  (Live Performance)
  • BUT NOT FOR ME  /  Ahmad Jamal  /  “At The Pershing”
  • LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • DON’T WORRY ‘BOUT ME  /  Kurt Elling & Count Basie  /  “All About The Basie”
  • DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “The Very Thought Of You”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Bennett Sings Ellington/Hot & Cool”
  • SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME  /  Fran Jeffries  /  “This Is Fran Jeffries”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine 

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO LAZINESS” (AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST) (7.18.20)

19 Jul

Okay, I’ll admit it. I was just too lazy to record a new show this week. But you have to agree (preferably without any enhanced interrogation techniques required) I found the perfect substitute program in the Turntable For One archives, a show from June of 2019. Seems like a million years ago, doesn’t it?

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 “I SEE YOU; I HEAR YOU” (6.6.20)

7 Jun

I think one of the responsibilities of having a microphone every week is knowing when to shut up. I did that (for the most part) this week and let singers and songwriters who for so many years have seen and heard with perception and then written with eloquent honesty about this painful struggle playing out once again across America. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I WISH I KNEW HOW IT WOULD FEEL TO BE FREE  /  Nina Simone  /  “Silk & Soul”
  • PLEASE SEND ME SOMEONE TO LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “You Got What It Takes”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /   Diane Schuur  /  “Running On Faith”
  • FRAGILE  /  Sting  /  “My Songs”
  • SACK FULL OF DREAMS  /  Ernestine Anderson  “Be Mine Tonight”
  • WHAT DID I DO TO BE SO BLACK AND BLUE  /  Lou Rawls  /  “Black And Blue”
  • THIS IS (NOT) A PROTEST SONG  /  Rene Marie  /  “Sound of Red”
  • BLACKBIRD  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • SING OUT, MARCH ON  /  Quiana Lynell  /  “A Little Love”
  • PEOPLE TIME  /  Stan Getz & Kenny Barron /  Yours And Mine”
  • MAKE IT GO AWAY  /  Holly Cole  /  “Dark Dear Heart”
  • BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU?  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Mr. Oscar Brown Jr. Goes To Washington”
  • YOU REAP JUST WHAT YOU SOW  /  Catherine Russell  /  “You Reap Just What You Sow”
  • EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED  /  Mose Allison  /  “Ever Since The World Ended”
  • FEELING GOOD  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Feelin’ Good”
  • SAVE THE COUNTRY  /  Laura Nyro  /  “Live! The Loom’s Desire”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  Joe Williams  /  “Presenting Joe Williams & Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra:
  • SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD  /  Clairedee  /  A Love Letter To Lena”
  • GOD BLESS THE CHILD  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Be Good”
  • LOST IN THE STARS  /  Dee Dee Bridgewater  /  “This Is New”
  • WE’RE ALL IN THE DANCE  /  Rachel Caswell  /  “We’re All In The Dance”
  • OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Keith Jarrett  /  La Scala”
  • BALM IN GILEAD  /  Nnenna Freelon  /  “Blueprint Of A Lady”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “GRADUATION DAY 2018” – AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST (5.23.20)

24 May

I didn’t record a new show (from home) this week. Instead I went wandering through the Turntable For One archives looking for my lost youth and innocence. No luck there, but I did find this program from June a couple of years ago, which seems now like a far distant world ago. Funny how my old themes seem less ironic and more poignant these upside-down days… This is what I said two years ago: 

How about 2 hours of intelligent and coherent and compact commencement speeches and graduation messages without having to sit in the sun and wait two hour to see your kid walk across the stage and graduate in 15 seconds? Don’t try to thank me. Just doing my job. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • ON A CLEAR DAY  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live At Laren Jazz Festival 1975”
  • SWINGING ON A STAR  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Playground”
  • TAKE A BITE  /  Margaret Whiting  /  “The Lady’s In Love With You!”
  • THIS FUNNY WORLD  /  Ian Shaw  /  “Taking It To Hart”
  • BITTER WITH THE SWEET  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • MR. KICKS  /  Gregory Generet  /  “2 OF A Kind”
  • YOU KNOW WHO!  /  Amy Cervini  /  “No One Ever Tells You”
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Merry Go Round”
  • YOUNG AT HEART  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Peggy March  /  “Get Happy”
  • BIG BAD WORLD  /  The Real Group  /  “Commonly Unique”
  • EVERYBODY SAYS DON’T  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • WHERE DO YOU GO  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson  /  “Two’s Company”
  • I’M NOT TALKING  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles”
  • WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Dreams In Apartments”
  • EV’RYBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “My Kind of Broadway”
  • THE GREAT CITY  /  Lauren Henderson  /  “Armame”
  • HOUSE OF GOLD  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • SPARKLE AND SHINE  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bill Nighy   /  “Arthur Christmas Soundtrack”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • STAY HIP  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Jazz & Other Four-Letter Words”
  • THROW IT AWAY  /  Mollie O’Brien  /  “Things I Gave Away”
  • LISTEN HERE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Dave Frishberg Classics”
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • SACK FULL OF DREAMS  /  Mark Murphy  /  “September Ballads”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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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

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PLAYLIST FOR “GOOD VS EVIL” – A RE-BROADCAST FROM THE ARCHIVES -(1.4.20)

6 Jan

(Look what I found when I went tiptoeing through the archives! A show from Fall 2018. More to come from the archives. I’ll be back live Jan 25th.)

In the past, Turntable For One has taken on the toughest questions and found a way, sometimes skillfully (usually not), of trivializing them all. This week was no different – but the show did swing like crazy.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL  /  Ray Charles  /  “The Genius Of Ray Charles”
  • IT’S A GOOD DAY  /  Emilie Mover  /  “Sings Peggy Lee”
  • I THINK IT’S GOING TO RAIN TODAY  /  Norah Jones  /  “Higher Ground”
  • I’VE GOT IT BAD AND THAT AIN’T GOOD  /  Nat Cole  /  “Nat King Cole Sings George Shearing Plays”
  • EVIL GAL BLUES  /  Sinne Eeg & Thomas Fonnesbaek  /  “Eeg Fonnesbaek”
  • THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY  /  Mads Tolling & The Mad Men  /  “Playing The 60s”
  • MR. KICKS  /  Gregory Generet  /  “2 OF A Kind”
  • DEVIL MAY CARE  /  Diana Krall  /  “When I Look In Your Eyes”
  • I WANT TO BE EVIL  /  Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings  /  “Groovin’”
  • SNEAKING AROUND  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Dolly Parton & Burt Reynolds  /  “The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas”
  • BAD INFLUENCE  /  Joe Coughlin  /  “Low Down West Broadway”
  • WHY IS A GOOD MAN SO HARD TO FIND  /  Linda Carone  /  “Black Moonlight”
  • HOW TO TURN A BAD MAN GOOD  /  Laura Hall  /  “’Prisoner Of Vegas’ Unreleased Demo”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Tony Bennett & Sheryl Crow m /  “Playin’ With My Friends”
  • HELP A GOOD GIRL GO BAD  /  Gail Pettis  /  “May I Come In?”
  • GOOD BAIT  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • BORN UNDER A BAD SIGN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Homer Simpson  /  “The Simpsons Sing The Blues”
  • NO GOOD MAN  /  Nina Simone  /  “Forbidden Fruit”
  • NO GOOD MAN  /  Ellen Doty  /  “Gold”
  • HARD HEARTED HANNAH  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Shirley Horn With Friends”
  • LOVE IS FOR THE VERY YOUNG  /  Stan Getz & The Boston Pops  /  “Stan Getz & Arthur Fiedler at Tanglewood”
  • EVERYBODY THINKS YOU’RE AN ANGEL  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Way of The World”
  • I MARRIED AN ANGEL  /  Debra Blaquiere  /  “Little Wing”
  • TELL ME THE TRUTH  /  Roseanna Vitro  /  “Tell Me The Truth”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “ALL TALK ALL THE TIME” (11.23.19)

24 Nov

We’ve been hearing a lot of talk lately – opening statements, closing statements, testimony, rebuttals, colloquies, points of order (even when there didn’t seem to be any point nor any discernible order). So in the best and, I might add, the most predictable Turntable For One tradition, I tried to exploit and exacerbate the situation with lots of songs about talking, telling, saying, and opining. And everyone had a good time…at least that’s what I’m telling myself. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or album Title

  • TALK TO ME BABY  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “The Songs Of Johnny Mercer”
  • IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Live At The Sahara”
  • IF I HAD A TALKING PICTURE OF YOU  /  Seth MacFarlane & Norah Jones  /  “In Full Swing”
  • TALK TO ME  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Inspiring Love”
  • I’M NOT TALKING  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles”
  • IT’S A PITY TO SAY GOODNIGHT  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • I COULD HAVE TOLD YOU  /  Arthur Prysock & Count Basie  /  “Arthur Prysock/Count Basie”
  • CAN’T WE TALK IT OVER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jane Russell  /  “Jane Russell”
  • HAPPY TALK  /  Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley  /  “Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley”       
  • NEVER SAY YES  /  Cannonball Adderley Quintet  /  “Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley”
  • SAY IT ISN’T SO  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “A Little Sugar”
  • THEY SAY IT’S WONDERFUL  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Dedicated To You”
  • TELL ME MORE AND MORE AND THEN SOME  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • LET’S TALK ABOUT ME  /  Hot Club Sandwich  /  “Club Matix”
  • GIRL TALK  /  Holly Cole  /  “Girl Talk”
  • I JUST DROPPED BY TO SAY HELLO  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
  • SHOW ME  /  Wesla Whitfield  /  “Beautiful Love”
  • I WAS TELLING HER ABOUT YOU  /  (Mystery vocalist)  /  Marvin Gaye  /  “When I’m Alone I Cry”
  • PLEASE DON’T TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I’M GONE  /  Jackie Ryan & Clark Terry  /  “Grand Masters Of Jazz”
  • I TALK TO THE TREES  /  Adrian Cunningham  /  “Adrian Cunningham & His Friends Play Lerner & Lowe”
  • TALKING TO MYSELF  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Remembering You”
  • TALK TO ME, TALK TO ME  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Talk To Me”
  • SPEAK LOW  /  Tony Bennett & Norah Jones  /  “Duets 2”
  • I WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOU  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Feelin’ Good”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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