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PLAYLIST FOR “DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO” RULES TO LIVE BY IN 2014 (1.4.14)

4 Jan

Most shows and hosts try give good advice, especially at this time of year. The best shows and hosts even try to model the behavior and rules they suggest. I do things differently and I think it’s a better system, one that’s much easier on me and, probably, just as effective (if not more) for you. Here are the songs that best illustrate things I won’t be doing in the new year, but you should.

SONG TITLE / Artist / CD Or Album Title

  • IN A MELLOW TONE / Sarah Vaughan / “Duke Ellington Songbook Volume 1”
  • RELAX / Cormac Kenevey / “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • AS TIME GOES BY / Ella Fitzgerald / “Ella in Budapest, Hungary
  • RICH INTERIOR LIFE / Ben Sidran / “Don’t Cry For No Hipster”
  • SAMBA SARAVAH / Diana Panton / “To Brazil With Love”
  • KEEP SMILING AT TROUBLE / Tony Bennett / “Live At The Sahara-Las Vegas 1964”
  • LITTLE BLUE MAN / Chaise Lounge / “Dot Dot Dot
  • EV’RYBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG / Frank Sinatra / “My Kind Of Broadway”
  • COCKEYED OPTIMIST / (Mystery Vocalist) / Nancy Sinatra / “Shifting Gears”
  • SHALL WE DANCE / Christine Ebersol / “Strings Attached”
  • GOOGLEABLE / Ori Dagan / “More Than Three”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY / Sophie Milman / “Make Someone Happy”
  • LISTEN HERE / Dave Frishberg / “Classics”
  • PARIS MISMATCH / (Theme Music) / Cody Owen Stine / “(Unreleased Master)

PLAYLIST FOR “A TRIBUTE TO STRESS SCALE OF LIFE EVENTS” (6.8.13)

9 Jun

Did you know there is a scientifically codified and approved list of the 43 most stressful life events? Only 43? What about watching Dancing With The Stars – even by accident! What about being served eggplant. That’s not a stressful life event? You gotta be kidding! It’s not an egg, I’m not certain it’s even a plant? Why didn’t anyone consult with me? They can’t handle the truth!!

(RANKING ON STRESS LIST)  /  SONG TITLE  / Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • #28  (CHANGE IN LIVING CONDITIONS)  /  RIVER STAY AWAY FROM MY DOOR  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Singles”
  • #7  (MARRIAGE)  /  CLOUDBURST/NOT GETTING MARRIED  /  Jessica Molasky/John Pizzarelli  /  “Make Believe”
  • #9  (MARITAL RECONCILIATION)  /  MAY I PLEASE COME IN  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  ”My Romance”
  • #40  (CHANGE IN EATING HABITS)  /  FRIM FRAM SAUCE  /  Vocapella  /  “Black Coffee”
  • #2  (DIVORCE)  /  WHERE DO YOU START?  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • #10  (RETIREMENT)  /  CERTIFIED SENIOR CITIZEN  /  Nancy Stearns  /  “A Wish”
  • #26 (SPOUSE STARTS OR STOPS WORK)  /  YOU CAN COUNT ON ME TO DO MY PART  /  Mose Allison  /  “In Your Ear”
  • #19 (CHANGE IN FREQUENCY OF ARGUMENTS)  /  EV’RYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU  /  Holly Cole Trio  /  “Don’t Smoke In Bed”
  • #36 (CHANGE IN SOCIAL ACTIVITIES)  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’  /  George Burns  /  “George Burns Sings”
  • #16 (CHANGE IN SLEEPING HABITS)  /  INSOMNIA  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • #6 (PERSONAL INJURY)  /  FEET DO YOUR STUFF  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • #25  (OUTSTANDING PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT)  /  OLD WORLD CHARM  /  Maud Hixson  /  “Don’t Let A Good Thing Get Away”
  • #1  (DEATH OF A SPOUSE)  /  LIVING WITHOUT YOU  /  Luciana Souza  /  “The New Bossa Nova”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)
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PLAYLIST FOR “UN-ROMANTIC LOVE SONGS” (2.16.13)

16 Feb

The Valentine flowers are wilted, the Valentine candy eaten, the Valentine cards tossed in the recycle bin, right? Sounds to me like the perfect backdrop for an hour of the strangest love songs ever written! Turntable For One’s Post-Valentine’s Day Un-Romantic Musical Extravaganza. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

 

 

 

 

 

  • VALENTINE’S DAY  James Taylor  /  “Never Die Young”   
  • DOWN WITH LOVE  /  Marie Bergman  /  “Fruit”     
  • A FINE ROMANCE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ring-A-Ding Ding”  
  • IF HE WERE STRAIGHT AND I WERE YOUNG  /  Nancy Stearns  /  “A Wish” 
  • I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • PAY SOME ATTENTION TO ME  /  Lena Jansson/Nils Lindbourg Combo  /  “That Certain Feeling” 
  • KEEP YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL  /  Emmy Rossum  /  “Sentimental Journey”
  • SILLY HABITS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Mel Torme/Janis Ian  /  At Marty’s”
  • LOVE FOR SALE  /  Typhanie Monique/Neal Alger  /  “Intrinsic”
  • I DON’T KNOW WHY (I JUST DO)  /  Joe Williams & Harry “Sweets” Edison  /  “Together”
  • DID WE HAVE ANY FUN?  /  Shepley Metcalf  /  “Something Irresistible”   
  • AND SO IT GOES  /  Laila Biali  /  “Tracing Light”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Michel Legrand  /  “At Shelly’s Manne-Hole”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master Recording)

 

PLAYLIST FOR “I’M OUTTA HERE” (1.19.13)

23 Jan

Sorry I’m posting this late, but I have been wrestling with a bad bug for a week. Hoping to be victorious by Saturday.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • THE GYPSY IN MY SOUL  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Listen Here”
  • JOEY, JOEY, JOEY  /  Al Jarreau  /  “One Note Samba”
  • FAR AWAY PLACES  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • HOW TO PACK A SUITCASE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Till I Get It Right”
  • YOU’RE OUTTA HERE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “New York City Drag”
  • I’M GONNA MOVE TO THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Gary Crosby  /“Gary Crosby Belts The Blues”                                                                           
  • DOWNTOWN  /  Holly Cole  /  “Girl Talk”
  • THE AIRPLANE SONG  /  Dave Tull  /  “I Just Want To Get Paid”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Carmen McRae  /  “The Great American Songbook” 
  • ANY PLACE I HANG MY HAT  /  Dr. John  /  Johnny Mercer: The Dream’s On Me”           
  • GO BACK HOME  /  Nancy Stearns  /  “A Wish”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unrelased Master)