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PLAYLIST FOR “SEASON FINALE 2021” (7.3.21)

4 Jul

It was the last show of the season. I’m off for two months replaced by live concerts from the Tanglewood Music Festival. But I’ll be keeping busy, once again firing up my ice cream truck and coming to a neighborhood near you. Here are some of the ice cream treats I’ll be featuring this year. Oh, and I also played a lot of songs about saying goodbye.

  • Wait till you try a Pandemic parfait. I know. I served this last year but I have a new variant this year. I think it’s a real killer.
  • This year I’ll be offering the Marjorie Taylor Green Sundae. Heavy on the whipped cream, heavier on the nuts
  • Of course I’ll have that old favorite, Cookie dough for the kid in you and play dough for the actual kids. They’ll eat it anyway.
  • How about my newest flavor – I just invented it in Jan. It’s Insurrection Ice Cream. It’s two parts Pabst Blue Ribbon and one part viagra. WARNING: If you have an Insurrection that lasts more than 4 hours, better call your lawyer.
  • One of my new favorites is Arizona chocolate chip. There are exactly 723 chocolate chips in a pint – we know because someone from Arizona has re-counted them three times.
  • Want something that’s locally sourced, non-GMO, organic, and recyclable? Try a napkin from the dispenser. My ice cream is a totally different story.
  • This year’s special offer: when you buy ten q-anon cones you get a free Jewish space laser.
  • Remember: My staff is fully vaccinated, they don’t wear masks, they don’t wear gloves, and they don’t wear hairnets – maybe I shouldn’t have told you that last one

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HELLO I MUST BE GOING  /  Groucho Marx  /  “Comedy Tonight: The Golden Age”
  • PLEASE DON’T TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I’M GONE  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Live At Carnegie Hall”
  • NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Pride & Joy”
  • WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “A Little Moonlight”
  • GOODBYE YESTERDAY  /  Buddy Rich Big Band  /  “Mercy, Mercy”
  • YOU WON’T FORGET ME  /  Melody Gardot  /  Sunset In Blue”
  • SO LONG YOU FOOL  ./  Sophie Milman  /  “Make Someone Happy”
  • DON’T LIKE GOODBYES  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art of Romance”
  • BYE BYE BLACKBIRD  /  Caity Gyorgy  /  “No Bounds”
  • IT’S A PITY TO SAY GOODNIGHT  /  Ann Burton  /  “He’s Funny That Way”
  • HOW DO YOU SAY AUF WEIDERSEHN  /  Freddy Cole & Bill Charlap  /  “Music Maestro Please”
  • WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT GOODBYE  /  Eydie Gorme  /  “Softly As I Leave you”
  • I WISH YOU LOVE  /  Toots Thielemans  /  “Chez Toots”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Calabria Foti  /  “In The Still of The Night”
  • GRAND OLD FLAG  /  Sweet Sue Terry  /  “Live At The Deer Head Inn”
  • TIME TO GO  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Dreams”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Nat Cole  /  “Just One Of Those Things”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Gregory Porter  /  “One Night Only”
  • GOODBYE FOR NOW  /  Rigmore Gustafsson w/ Radio String Quartet Vienna  /  “Calling You”
  • GOODBYE  /  Deborah Holly  /  “I’ll Never Forget You”
  • THE LAST DANCE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Reprise Rarities”
  • TOMORROW  /  Jennifer Nettles  /  “Always Like New”
  • SIGNING OFF  /  Helen Merrill  /  “You’ve Got A Date With The Blues”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “VIOLENCE WEEK” – A SHOW FROM THE ARCHIVES (2.27.21)

1 Mar

I spent the week wandering through the Turntable For One archives and found this show from Nov. 2019. It certainly made me nostalgic for doing a live show. Sigh… This is how I introduced the playlist back then:

If you ask me – and I’m going to pretend that you have – nothing stirs the heart and lifts our spirits like the men and women who, through practice and persistence, have mastered the art of violence — hey, wait a minute. That’s not what I’m typing! How do I turn off auto-fill? I mean VIOLINS! All of the music this week features a violin or a string section, or a jazz or classical violinist, plus a couple singers who also play violin. All in all, it was a very satisfying auditory discussion of string theory.  

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR THE SUNRISE  /  Aaron Weinstein  /  “3×3”
  • I CONCENTRATE ON YOU  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  •  THAT FACE  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • THEM THERE EYES  /  Yamit Lemoine  /  “AIn’t Misbehavin’”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Jamie Cullum & Laura Mvula  /  “Interlude”
  • I’VE GOT NO STRINGS  /  Roz Corral  /  “Telling Tales”
  • MAKE UP YOUR MIND  /  Andre Previn & Itzhak Perlman  /  “A Different Kind of Blues”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Gregory Porter  /  “Someone To Watch over Me”
  • DON’T TAKE YOUR LOVE FROM ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Rhonda Fleming  /  “The Very Best…”
  • MENILMONTANT  /  Avalon Jazz Band  /  “I Love Paris”
  • WHERE DO YOU START?  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • SPARKLE AND SHINE  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • THE MOOD I’M IN  /  Calabria Foti & John Pizzarelli  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • SOMETIMES I’M HAPPY  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • HOW HIGH THE MOON  /  Stephane Grappelli, Jean-Luc Ponty, Stuff Smith  /  “Jazz Violin Summit”
  • SAY IT (OVER & OVER AGAIN)  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Dedicated To You”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Gregory Harrington  /  “Without You”
  • YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin album”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Linda Ronstadt  /  “For Sentimental Reasons”
  • QUIET LONGING  /  Don Ellis Big Band  /  “Tears Of Joy”
  • AUTUMN IN NEW YORK  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Fly With Me”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “I’M IN A DANCING MOOD” (12.5.20)

6 Dec

Though there aren’t that many reasons to sing or dance these days, just to make certain we still remember what they look and sound like, I played a couple of hours of “dance” song and great singers. Now that’s my idea of dancing with the stars!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • DO YOU WANT TO DANCE?  /  Bette Midler  /  “The Divine Miss M”
  • COME DANCE WITH ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Dance With Me”
  • LET’S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE  /  Donna Byrne  /  “Let’s Face The Music & Dance”
  • FAST DANCE  /  Fred Astaire & Oscar Peterson  /  “Mr. Top Hat”
  • WALTZ FOR DEBBY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • USELESS WALTZ  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Classics”
  • DANCING TAMBOURINE  /  Erroll Garner  /  “One World Concert”
  • MIDNIGHT AT THE STARLIGHT HAUNTED BALLROOM  /  Josie Falbo  /  “You Must Believe In Spring”
  • CHANGE PARTNERS  /  Ian Shaw  “Echoes of a Song”
  • SHALL WE DANCE  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • SHALL WE DANCE  /  Loston Harris  /  “Comes Love”
  • I’M IN A DANCING MOOD  /  The Dave Brubeck Quartet  /  “Time Outtakes”
  • I LOVE THE WAY YOU DANCE  /  Ronnie Whyte  /  “Shades of Whyte”
  • CHEEK TO CHEEK  /  Annie Sellick& Joey DeFrancesco  /  “No Greater Thrill”
  • THE BEST THINGS HAPPEN WHEN YOU’RE DANCING  /  Kurt Elling  “This Time It’s Love”
  • DREAM DANCING  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Dream”
  • SIMON SMITH AND HIS DANCING BEAR  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • DIG IT  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Normal As Blueberry Pie”
  • SOMETHING MAKES ME WANT TO DANCE WITH YOU  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Let’s Face the Music”
  • SO DANCO SAMBA  /  Simone Kopmajer  /  “My Wonderland”
  • THE NIGHT THE PUGILIST LEARNED HOW TO DANCE  /  Sting  /  “The Last Ship”
  • JITTERBUG WALTZ  /  Michel Legrand  /  “Legrand Jazz”
  • I WAS TELLING HER ABOUT YOU  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Talk To Me”
  • WE MIGHT AS WELL DANCE  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “Anthem”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • THE LAST DANCE/DANCING IN THE DARK  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Dancing In The Dark”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HALLOWEEN PARTY – 2020” (10.31.20)

1 Nov

I did a live show this week if only to see if I remembered how to turn on the mic (though I’m sure there were those in the audience hoping I’d forgotten how). But my annual Halloween party is one of my favorite shows of the year because Trick or Treaters always come to the door and I get to guess their costumes and then pass out an appropriate song instead of candy. I ended the show with a reminder about setting their clocks back an hour Saturday night (hoping we don’t turn the clocks back a couple decades on Tuesday).

(Costume)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HALLOWEEN SPOOKS  /  Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross  /  “The Hottest New Group In Jazz”
  • HAUNTED HEART  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “Hearts & Minds”
  • (Mike Pence)  /  COME FLY WITH ME  /  Curtis Stigers & Danish Radio Big Band  /  “One More For The Road”
  • I PUT A SPELL ON YOU  /  Candace Springs  /  “The Women Who Raised Me”
  • (Joe Biden)  /  BIDIN’ MY TIME  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Let’s Face The Music & Dance”
  • SPOOKY  /  Anne Farnsworth  /  “Sealed With A Kiss”
  • DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD  /  Harry Connick  /  “Songs I Heard”
  • (RBG)  /  YOU WON’T FORGET ME  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Sunset In The Blue”
  • (Alexa)  /  CANDY  /  Dr. John  /  “In A Sentimental Mood”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Patience & Prudence  /  “The Best of Patience & Prudence”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • (Kimberly Guilfoyle)  /  THE BEST IS YET TO COME  /  Lorez Alexandria  /  “Alexandria The Great”
  • OLD DEVIL MOON  /  Tony Bennett  /  “MTV Unplugged”
  • THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  Rachael Price  /  “The Good Hours”
  • I DON’T STAND A GHOST OF A CHANCE  /  Alfred Hitchcock  /  “Alfred Hitchcock Presents Music To Be Murdered By”
  • (Michelle Obama)  /  WHEN I GET LOW I GET HIGH  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back in Town”
  • HUNGRY MAN (HALLOWEEN VERSION)  /  Mark Winkler  /  “I’m With You”
  • GHOST IN THE HOUSE  /  Simone Kopmajer  /  “My Favorite Songs”
  • THE HOUSE IS HAUNTED  /  Lisa Lindsley  /  “Long After Midnight”
  • (Jeffrey Toobin)  /  WITH THESE HANDS  /  Les McCann  /  “Atlantic Jazz Soul”
  • WHISTLING PAST THE GRAVEYARD  /  Holly Cole  /  “Night”
  • (Dr. Anthony Fauci)  /  I’LL BE AROUND  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “In The Wee Small Hours”
  • AUTUMN LEAVES/AND WHEN OCTOBER GOES  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “Come Rain Or Come Shine”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MEMORY PROBLEMS” (9.29.20)

27 Sep

In the past I’ve done shows on “whistling” and “dancing.” Why did I choose those themes? Because those are two things I’ve never been able to do. In my life! I also can’t roll my tongue but, come on – if you can get two hours of songs out of that theme, you should be doing my show. In picking themes, I gotta go with what I know. So Memory Problems, songs about remembering and forgetting, was an obvious choice. I finished the show with a poem/prayer sung in Hebrew by Sophie Milman. I couldn’t let RBG’s passing go without some kind of celebration.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • I’LL REMEMBER APRIL  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Dreams”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  George Michael  /  “Songs From The Last Century”
  • REMEMBER  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • STARDUST  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Rarities, Outtakes, & Other Delights”
  • WHAT DID I FORGET?  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “Hearts & Minds”
  • FORGETFUL  /  Chet Baker  /  Embraceable You”
  • THANKS FOR THE MEMORY  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamsville”
  • THESE FOOLISH THINGS  /  Nat King Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • GET HAPPY  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • TRY TO REMEMBER /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ed McMahon  /  “And Me…I’m Ed McMahon”
  • MEMORIES OF YOU  /  Carol Welsman  /  “Memories Of You”
  • REMEMBERING  /  Avishai Cohen  /  “At Home”
  • SWEET KENTUCKY HAM  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Classics”
  • DID I REMEMBER  /  Emily Asher  /  “Emily Asher’s Garden Party”
  • MEMORY IN BLACK AND WHITE  /  Nikki Lorenzo & Sasha’s Bloc  /  “Club Rendezvous”
  • THE WAY WE WERE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Boston Concert 1976”
  • YOU WON’T FORGET ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • I REMEMBER CLIFFORD  /  Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “Still Live”
  • REMEMBERING TO BREATHE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Dooji Wooji”
  • EASY TO REMEMBER  /  Ian Shaw  /  “The Echo Of A Song”
  • ELI, ELI  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Make Someone Happy”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HOW SWEET IT IS” (6.13.20)

14 Jun

Sweet – it’s a word that you don’t hear much, especially now. Home Sweet Home? After three months of sheltering in place, what’s so sweet about being home? Sweet Dreams? Its been months since I had one. Sweet Spot? I know what it used to mean, but now it means keeping six feet away from people. Sweet Nothings? That’s still how most people describe the long, rambling opens to my shows (just like this). So I thought it was time to give Sweet a little love. It was only for two hours – then everyone could go back to life as we know it these days. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SWEET AND LOVELY  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Favorites From A Long Walk”
  • HOW SWEET IT IS TO BE LOVED BY YOU  /  Joe Williams  /  “Presenting Joe Williams & Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orch.”
  • THE SWEETEST SOUNDS  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Home”
  • SWEET LORRAINE  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • SWEET HOME COOKIN’ MAN  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Sweet Home Cookin’”
  • STOCKHOLM SWEETNIN’  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “You Got What It Takes”
  • GOODNIGHT SWEETHEART  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Sarah Plus 2”
  • IN YOUR OWN SWEET WAY  /  Miles Davis  /  “Workin’”
  • SWEET SURPRISE  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Whisper For You”
  • BIG BAD BILL  /  (Mystery Vocalist”  /  David Lee Roth  /  “The Collection”
  • BITTER WITH THE SWEET  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • CANDY  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight:
  • SWEETHEART  /  Maryann Price & Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks  /  “Last Train To Hicksville: The Home Of Happy Feet”        
  • SWEET GEORGIA BROWN  /  Take 6  /  “The Standard”
  • SWEET PUMPKIN  /  Diane Marino  /  “Soul Serenade”
  • SUCH SWEET THUNDER  /  Duke Ellington  /  “Soul Call”
  • BITTERSWEET  /  Maud Hixson  /  (Promo CD)
  • SWEET PEA  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Accent The Positive”
  • SWEET LOTUS BLOSSOM  /  Linda Carone  /  “Black Moonlight”
  • SWEET KENTUCKY HAM  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Classic”
  • SWEET AND SLOW  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Late Set”
  • SWEET SUE  /  Chet Baker  /  “Jazz Round Midnight”
  • YOU’RE A SWEETHEART  /  Betty Carter  /  “The Betty Carter Album”
  • SWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT  /  Diane Schuur  /  “Running On Faith”
  • SWEET SLUMBER  /  Jimmy Witherspoon & Jack McDuff  /  “The Blues is Now”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “I AIN’T GOT NOTHING BUT THE BLUES – 2020 EDITION” (5.30.20)

31 May

I’ve been in a terrible mood this week. Where to start?  100,000+ lost souls, crowded beach parties, rampant stupidity and rampant cruelty, local police looking like and acting like invading armies – whatever you might think, the answer is Yes! So how do you get  yourself out of a dark bad mood? Don’t ask me. I’ve no idea. All I know is how to pass it on and share it – along with some classic bad mood and blues songs by some exceptional singers and musicians.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ALL BLUES  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Double Rainbow”
  • I GOTTA RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES  /  Beth Hart & Toots Thielemans  /  “One More For The Road”
  • EVERY DAY I HAVE THE BLUES  /  Randy Crawford & Joe Sample /  “No Regrets”
  • IN THE EVENIN’  /  Joe Williams  /  At Newport ‘63”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • BLUES, YOU’RE THE MOTHER OF SIN  /  Tom Rust  /  “Lucky to Be Me”
  • MOOD INDIGO  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Oscar Peterson  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • MEDGAR EVERS BLUES  /  Christian McBride Big Band  /  “Medgar Evers Blues”
  • AZURE TE  /  Nat King Cole and George Shearing  /  “Nat King Cole Sings George Shearing Plays”
  • SINCE I FELL FOR YOU  /  Naama Gheber  /  “Dearly Beloved”
  • LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL  /  Tony Bennett & B.B. King  /  “Playin With My Friends”
  • ME AND MY GIN  /  Dinah Washington  /  “Dinah Washington Sings Bessie Smith”
  • LEOPARD-SKIN PILL-BOX HAT  /  Janet Planet  /  “Janet Planet Sings The Bob Dylan Songbook”
  • I AIN’T GOT NOTHING BUT THE BLUES  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • NOBODY’S FAULT BUT MINE  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • SAVE YOUR LOVE FOR ME  /  Kurt Elling & James Morrison  /  “Live In New York”
  • NO CAR BLUES  /  David Whitman  /  “Soul Flow”
  • FRANCIS DOESN’T LIKE THE BLUES  /  Billy Brandt  /  “City Noir”
  • MEANING OF THE BLUES  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • LIVIN’ IN THE WRONG TIME  /  Paul Jost  /  “Simple Life”
  • HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS  /  Tania Grubbs Quintet  /  “Live At Maureen’s Jazz Cellar”
  • 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 “YEAR IN REVIEW 2019” (12.28.19)

29 Dec

I took a look back at some of my favorite themes from 2019 and some of my favorite songs from them. (BTW: The first song refers to one of my favorite jokes from this year: Because of climate change and rising sea levels, what city will become the new capital of the East Coast?) So what have we learned this year? I learned we’d better hope we’re being graded on a curve. 

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

  • (Climate Change)  /  GARY INDIANA  /  Janet Planet  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • INTO EACH LIFE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • (Musical Tribute To Laziness)  /  UP A LAZY RIVER   /  The Mills Brothers & Count Basie  /  “The Board Of Directors”
  • WHAT’S WRONG WITH BEING LAZY?  /  Jean Laughlin m /  “Miracle Of Life”
  • (The “I” Word)  /  IMAGINATION   /  Jesse Belvin  /  “Mr. Easy”
  • (Morning People vs Night Owls)  /OUR DELIGHT  /  3rd Coast Vocals  /  “3VC”
  • IN THE EVENING  /  Joe Williams  /  “At Newport ‘63”
  • (Happy Birthday, Nat King Cole)  /  HOW DOES IT FEEL  /  Dannah Garay  /  “Remembering Nat King Cole”
  • THE RULES OF THE ROAD  /  Yannick Bovy  /  “Celebrates Nat King Cole”
  • (I’m In A Subjunctive Mood)  /  IF I HAD YOU  /  Nnenna Freelon  /  “Live”
  • (The Known & Unknown)  /  I KNOW YOUR HEART BY HEART  /  Mel Torme  /  “That’s All”
  • I DON’T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT YOU  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • (Uncivil Discourse)  /  IT’S TOO LATE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “The Vienna Affair”
  • YOU IRRITATE ME  /  Carla Starkie  /  “New Dawn”
  • (International Jazz Day)  /  ON S’EST AIME  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “A Contretemps”
  • (Give & Take)  /  TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE  /  Paul Jost  /  “Simple Life”
  • (Bitterness)  /  THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Imelda May, Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • (Everything Old Is Still Old)  /  DEAR OLD STOCKHOLM  /  Stan Getz & Chet Baker  /  “The Stockholm Concerts”
  • (Two Words)  /  EMBRACEABLE YOU  /  Laura Nyro  /  “Angel in The Dark”
  • (Talk The Talk)  /  SAY IT ISN’T SO  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “A Little Sugar”
  • (Uncle Bill’s Storytime)  /  THAT AFTERNOON IN HARLEM  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Company I Keep”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Julie Kelly  /  “Everything I Love”
  • (Violin Week)  /  CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • GOODBYE FOR NOW  /  Rigmor Gustafsson w/ Radio String Quartet Vienna  /  “Calling You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LAUGHTER & TEARS” (12.7.19)

9 Dec

I’m sure I’ve mentioned a few dozen times that I’m a “glass half-empty” kind of guy. Not only do I think the glass is half-empty, I worry about who’s been drinking from my glass. I can find something sad about an IRS refund. And don’t get me started about “brown paper packages tied up with strings.” Don’t you think that’s setting the bar for happiness a little low? So, of course,  when I do a show about Laughter, I’m also going to do a show about Tears. It makes perfect sense to me – and, after all, it’s my show. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WHEN YOU’RE SMILING  /  Carol Welsman  /  “Memories Of You: A Tribute To Benny Goodman”
  • YOU’VE GOT ME CRYING AGAIN  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • LAUGHING AT LIFE  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • THIS FUNNY WORLD  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Complete Improv Recordings”
  • IT TAKES A LOT TO LAUGH. IT TAKES A TRAIN TO CRY  /  Janet Planet  /  “Janet Planet Sings The bob Dylan Songbook”
  • A MAN AIN’T SUPPOSED TO CRY  /  John Doakes  /  “Forever Reasons”
  • DON’T LET THE SUN CATCH YOU CRYING  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • I GUESS I’LL HANG MY TEARS OUT TO DRY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Only The Lonely”
  • THIS WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Take A Look”
  • THEY ALL LAUGHED  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Thomas Quastoff  /  “The Jazz Album”
  • WILLOW WEEP FOR ME  /  Stan Kenton  /  “Standards In Silhouette
  • INSIDE A SILENT TEAR  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • LAUGHING ON THE OUTSIDE  /  Nat Cole  /  “Where Did Everybody Go?”
  • I CRIED FOR YOU  /  Ellen Andersson Quartet  /  “I’ll Be Seeing You”
  • THE TEARS OF A CLOWN  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Pride & Joy”
  • CRY ME A RIVER  /  Malou Beauvoir & Jean Chaudron Trio  /  “An Evening At The Swan”
  • SMILE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Lyle Lovett  /  “Smile”
  • YOU’RE LAUGHING AT ME  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The Songbook Collections”
  • ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT (Elvis Laughing)  /  Elvis Presley  /  “Live 1969”
  • I’M GONNA LAUGH YOU RIGHT OUT OF MY LIFE  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • MONA LISA  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Tokyo ‘96”
  • I DON’T WANT TO CRY ANYMORE  /  Billie Holiday  /  “The Complete Billie Holiday On Verve”
  • WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  

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