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PLAYLIST FOR “SEASON FINALE 2017 – SUMMER LISTENING ASSIGNMENTS” (7.1.17)

3 Jul

I’ll be gone for the next 8 weeks while WMNR broadcasts live concerts from Tanglewood by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. So on the season finale, I assigned music and singers who should be on everyone’s summer listening list. I also threw in a few requests and some music I’ve been wanting to play this season but couldn’t find the right theme.

Although I won’t be doing live shows for a while, I’ll be uploading new podcasts on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange, all summer, here: 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Company I Keep”
  • HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON  /  Kellye Gray  /  Rendering”
  • LIVING IN A GREAT BIG WAY  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back in Town”
  • LET’S GET LOADED  /  Carey West  /  “Made Of Clay”
  • LOVEWISE  /  Bobby Scott  /  “For Sentimental Reasons”
  • WHEN I LOOK IN YOUR EYES  /  Irene Kral  /  “Where Is Love?”
  • COCKTAILS FOR TWO  /  Spike Jones  /  “Spike Jones Goes Crazy”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Begin to Dance”
  • I WON’T SCAT  /  Ron Boustead  /  “Unlikely Valentine”
  • TROUBLED WATERS  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • LITTLE GIRL BLUE  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Tribute”
  • I’VE GOT A RIGHT TO CRY  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • I WANNA TURN OUT MY LIGHT  /  April Barrows  /  “My Dream Is You”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • AIN’T NO REST FOR THE WICKED  /  Postmodern Jukebox w/ Joey Cook  /  “33 Resolutions Per Minutes”
  • I WANNA GO PLACES AND DO THINGS  /  Wendy Moten  /  “Wendy Moten Sings Richard Whiting”
  • TIME TO GO  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Don’t Be So Blue”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • WAITER, THE CHECK  /  Cousin Alice  /  “Pour Me”
  • GOODBYE FOR NOW  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “Rigmor Gustafsson With Radio String Quartet Vienna”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Monica Zetterlund & Bill Evans  /  “The Complete Bill Evans On Verve”
  • SIGNING OFF  /  Helen Merrill  /  “You’ve Got A Date With The Blues
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

PLAYLIST FOR “FACT OR ALTERNATIVE FACT?” (6-24-17)

25 Jun

It seems now we even disagree about agreeing to disagree. Things are totally out of control. Don’t you agree? So as a person with a microphone (when I remember to turn it on), don’t I have a solemn responsibility to try to provide some clarity and maybe even some answers? Of course I do. But that doesn’t mean I’m going to do it. Instead I presented a couple hours of people arguing and contradicting each other and never finding common ground. You want cumbaya? Watch Dr. Phil. You want some great singers singing some great songs? Check this out:

SONG  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “My Kind Of Broadway”
  • TALK TO ME BABY (TELL ME LIES) /  Cleo Laine  /  “Quintessential Cleo”
  • IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE  /  Jimmy Rushing  /  “Rushing Lullabies”
  • (I’M DANCING AND) I CAN’T BE BOTHERED NOW  /  Nicole Henry  /  “The Very Thought Of You”
  • I WON’T DANCE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Ella & Louis Again”
  • NO ONE EVER TELLS YOU  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Listen Here”
  • I COULD HAVE TOLD YOU  /  Bob Dylan  /  “I Could Have Told You”
  • DAYS LIKE THIS  /  Van Morrison  /  “Days Like This”
  • DAYS LIKE THIS  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Dreams In Apartments”
  • I’M GLAD I’M NOT YOUNG ANYMORE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Lorne Greene  /  “Young At Heart”
  • CAN’T BUY ME LOVE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • WITH PLENTY OF MONEY & YOU  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “The Music Of Harry Warren”
  • I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU  /  Andre Previn  /  “After Hours”
  • IT’S ALRIGHT WITH ME  /  Kevin Mahogany & Veronica Martell  /  “Big Band”
  • DREAM  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn up The Quiet”
  • INSOMNIA  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett & Willie Nelson  /  “Duets II”
  • DOWN  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • I’M OLD FASHIONED  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • SO NICE  /  Tamar Korn  /  “The Rhythm Method”
  • THE SECRET O’ LIFE  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “Live At Tavern On The Green”
  • I DON’T WORRY ABOUT A THING  /  Mose Allison  /  “Mose In Your Ear”
  • BLUE SKIES  /  Susie Arioli  /  “Night Lights”
  • I THINK IT’S GOING TO RAIN TODAY  /  Randy Newman  /  “The Randy Newman Songbook”
  • IF YOU WANT THE RAINBOW  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “AN EVENING WITH ELLINGTON & STRAYHORN” (3.11.17)

12 Mar

It’s the 50-year anniversary of Billy Strayhorn’s death. Instead of sending a card, I played some favorites from the music he wrote and wrote in collaboration with Ellington.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • TAKE THE A TRAIN  /  Duke Ellington Orchestra  /  “The Most Essential Jazz Standards Ever”
  • I GOT IT BAD  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Remembering You”
  • LOVE SCENE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Jazz”
  • I’M JUST A LUCKY SO-AND-SO  /  Nicole Herzog & Don Menza  /  “That’s Life”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • IT DON’T MEAN A THING  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Rosemary Clooney: Jazz Singer”
  • A FLOWER IS A LOVESOME THING  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington  /  “Ella At Dukes’ Place”
  • UPPER MANHATTAN MEDICAL GROUP  /  Dizzy Gillespie  /  “A Portrait Of Duke Ellington”
  • MOOD INDIGO  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Teresa Brewer & Duke Ellington  /  “It Don’t Mean A Thing”
  • YOU BETTER KNOW IT  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone Sings Duke Ellington”
  • DAY DREAM  /  Mark Jennett  /  “The Way I Am”
  • MAYBE  /  Lena Horne  /  “An Evening With Lena Horne”
  • PRELUDE TO A KISS  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Whisper Not”
  • DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE  /  Janet Planet  /  “The Consequence of Two”
  • I’M CHECKING OUT, GOOM BYE  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Strictly Romancing”
  • SOPHISTICATED LADY  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Unforgettable”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Jody Sandhaus  /  “A Fine Spring Morning”
  • BLOOD COUNT  /  Stan Getz  /  “Anniversary”
  • LUSH LIFE  /  Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane  /  “John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman:
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live in Stockholm”
  • THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING  /  Nancy Valentine  /  “Lovesome”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “BATTLE OF THE HAVES AND HAVE-NOTS” (3.4.17)

6 Mar

They say that there’s more that unites us than divides us. Well, not on Turntable For One, I’m happy to say. Lots of opposing viewpoints, lots of opposing styles, and lots of songs about “having” and “not having”. And a good time was had by all…okay, maybe only by the host.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • GOD BLESS THE CHILD  /  Tony Bennett & Billie Holiday  /  “Bennett On Holiday”
  • I’VE GOT THE SUN IN THE MORNING  /  Marlene Ver Planck  /  “Meets Saxomania In Paris”
  • I GOT PLENTY O NUTTIN’  /  Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Porgy & Bess”
  • NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT  /  Nina Simone  /  “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”
  • I’VE GOT EVERYTHING I NEED  /  Fleurine  /  “Meant To Be”
  • I HADN’T ANYONE TILL YOU  /  Thelonious Monk  /  “Solo Monk”
  • I HADN’T ANYONE TILL YOU  /  Veronica Nunn  /  “Standard Delivery”
  • EVERYDAY  /  Joe Williams & Count Basie  /  “Breakfast Dance & Barbecue”
  • EVERY OTHER DAY I HAVE THE BLUES  /  Dave Tull  /  “I Just Want To Get Paid”
  • I’VE GOT A RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Judy Holliday  /  “Their Only Recording Together”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ultimate Sinatra”
  • I’VE GOT NO STRINGS  /  Roz Corral  /  “Telling Tales”
  • EVERYTHING I HAVE IS YOURS  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • EVERYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU  /  Johanna Sillanpaa  /  “From This Side”
  • I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “One More for The Road”
  • I AIN’T GOT NOTHING BUT THE BLUES  /  Silvia Droste  /  “From Dusk To Dawn”
  • BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME  /  Sonny Criss  /  “Out Of Nowhere”
  • I’VE GOT FIVE DOLLARS  /  Anita O’Day  /  “Swings Rogers & Hart”
  • YOU GOT TO PICK A POCKET OR TWO  /  Ian Shaw  /  “The Theory of Joy”
  • I’VE GOT THAT THING  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Sentimental Streak”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A HEART  /  Michael Winkle  /  “The Only Dream”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • I GOT IT BAD  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • BILLY’S BLUES  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • IF I HAD YOU  /  Nnena Freelon  /  “Live”
  • GOD BLESS THE CHILD  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Be Good”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LIFE IN THE SLOW LANE” (11.5.16)

6 Nov

Anyone need a respite from the hustle and hurry of our crazy quotidian life? That’s what I offered this week, a glimpse of life in the slow lane with advice and some super-slow ballads from some all-time favorite singers.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYTHING’S MOVIN’ TOO FAST  /  Hetty Kate & The Dan McLean Hot Six  /  “The Umbrella Man”
  • NICE AND EASY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice And Easy”
  • FEELIN’ GROOVY  /  Rachael MacFarlane  /  “Haley Sings”
  • BIDIN’ MY TIME  /  Nat Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • SLOW HOT WIND  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Live At The Village Vanguard”
  • SLOW BOAT TO CHINA  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • LIFE IN THE SLOW LANE  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Best Of Tony Bennett”
  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Madeline Eastman & Randy Porter  /  “A Quiet Thing”
  • SLOWLY  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • SLOWLY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ann-Margaret  /  “Let Me Entertain You”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “Here’s Sammy Davis Jr.”
  • SMALL DAY TOMORROW  /  Irene Kral  /  “Kral Space”
  • CERTIFIED SENIOR CITIZEN  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Earth Wants You”
  • IF I HAD YOU  /  Shirley Horn  /  “All Night Long”
  • SLOW AD LIB DANCE  /  Fred Astaire  /  “The Special Magic Of Fred Astaire”
  • SUNDAY AFTERNOON  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Winchester In Apple Blossom Time”
  • LAZY AFTERNOON  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Rod McKuen  /  “Songs For A Lazy Afternoon”
  • EASY COME EASY GO  /  Diana Krall  /  “At First Sight Soundtrack”
  • SLOW TALKER  /  Bob And Ray  /  “The Two And Only”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live In Japan”
  • TEA FOR TWO  /  Pink Martini With Jimmy Scott  /  “Very Eugene!”
  • MOUNTAIN GREENERY  /  Rebecca Hardiman  /  “Easy Living”
  • IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Dreams In Apartments”
  • TWO FOR THE ROAD  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “My Foolish Heart”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine 

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PLAYLIST FOR “THE WHOLE WORLD’S GOING CRAZY” (10.15.16)

18 Oct

The world is going crazy – I don’t think you can find much evidence to the contrary; and certainly not on this week’s show. Okay, it may be going crazy, but that doesn’t mean it can’t swing.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • GOIN’ CRAZY  /  The Three Haircuts
  • IT’S CRAZY  /  Mary Stallings  /  “I Waited For You”
  • CRAZY SHE CALLS ME  /  Nat Cole  /  “Tell Me All About Yourself”
  • CRAZY  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Something Cool”
  • THIS FUNNY WORLD  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Stage & Screen Hits”
  • CRAZY RHYTHM  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Normal As Blueberry Pie”
  • OH YOU CRAZY MOON  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • STRANGE FEELINGS  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington By Night”
  • HEY YOU WITH THE CRAZY EYES  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Frankie Vaughan  /  “Let’s Make Love Soundtrack”
  • MAD MAD ME  /  Sophie Bancroft  /  “Hot & Cold”
  • THIS HAPPY MADNESS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings
  • TENDER MADNESS  /  Grace Kelly  /  “Mood Changes”
  • BALLAD OF THE THIN MAN  /  Bob Dylan  /  “After The Flood”
  • STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS  /  Fleurine  /  “Fire”
  • GOIN’ OUT OF MY HEAD  /  Les McCann  /  “How’s Your Mother?”
  • YOU COULD DRIVE A PERSON CRAZY  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Sings Sondheim”
  • YOU’RE DRIVING ME CRAZY  /  Mel Torme  /  “Too Darn Hot”
  • CRAZY LOVE  /  Ray Charles & Van Morrison  /  “The Best Of Van Morrison”
  • LOSING MY MIND  /  Holly Cole  /  “Color & Light”
  • COFFEE IN A CARDBOARD CUP  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  “Mandy Patinkin”
  • I’M NOT OKAY  /  Allegra Levy  /  “Lonely City”
  • HURRY IT’S LOVELY UP HERE  /  Mark Jennett  /  Everybody Says Don’t”
  • YOU CALL IT MADNESS  /  Diana Krall/  “All For You”
  • I HAD THE CRAZIEST DREAM  /  Pat Suzuki  / “Pat Suzuki Sings”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • SUMMER, HIGHLAND FALLS  /  Jessica Molaskey  /  “Sitting In Limbo”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “ELLA FITZGERALD CHALLENGES THE WORLD!” (9.24.16)

26 Sep

This week Ella Fitzgerald took on all comers in a head-to-head, well, really a voice-to-voice competition. She sang standards and some surprising duets; she even challenged Sarah Vaughan in a “forgetting the lyrics” competition (Sarah won) and challenged Shirley Horn to a “slow singing” competition (Shirley won). But it was impossible to listen to this show without marveling at Ella’s musicality and her warmth and without feeling fortunate that we had her for so long.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • STOMPING AT THE SAVOY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At The Opera House”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Nat Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • CAN’T BUY ME LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald First Lady Of Song”
  • CAN’T BUY ME LOVE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Swings Lightly With Nelson”
  •  BODY AND SOUL  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • ALL GOD’S CHILLIN’ GOT RHYTHM  /  Mel Torme  /  “The Great American Songbook”
  • PARTY BLUES  /  Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Williams, & Count Basie  /  “Joe Williams Finest Hour”
  • I NEVER LOVED A WOMAN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jackie Wilson & Count Basie  /  “Manufacturers Of Soul”
  • OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Jazz Masters 24”
  • MEDLEY  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Karen Carpenter  /  “As Time Goes By”
  • I’VE GOT MY LOVE TO KEEP ME WARM  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Jazz Masters 24”
  • CANDY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Twelve Nights In Hollywood”
  • WILLOW WEEP FOR ME  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live In Japan”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Let No Man Write My Epitaph”
  • LOVERMAN  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Live At The 4 Qs”
  • I GOT IT BAD (AND THAT AIN’T GOOD)  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington  /  “Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • I GOT IT BAD (AND THAT AIN’T GOOD)  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • TOO YOUNG FOR THE BLUES  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald First Lady Of Song”
  • NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Twelves Nights In Hollywood”
  • OH, LADY BE GOOD  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At The Opera House”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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