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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO UNREALITY – REALLY!” (5.14.22)

15 May

Impossible! It just can’t be! Have you lost touch with reality? I know. It sounds like my last IRS audit. Or maybe Wolf Blitzer’s performance review. Nope. These are things people have been saying about Turntable For One for years. And this week, they were right. I paid tribute to all the things and ways people embrace, admire, and seek Unreality. Is the last song Reality or Unreality? I think that’s going to depend very much on what we all do in the near future.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I’M SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD  /  Bobby Darin  /   “Wild, Cool, & Swinging”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Lena Horne  /  “Lena A New Album”
  • SWINGING ON A STAR  /  Ori Dagan  /   “S’cat Got My Tongue”
  • RETURN TO PARADISE  /  Shirley Horn  /   “Here’s To Life”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • THE FRIM FRAM SAUCE  /  Thisbe Vos  /  “Sophistication”
  • TEDDY BEAR’S PICNIC  /  Bing Crosby  /   Musical Moments To Remember”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Carol Sloane  /   “Live At 30th Street”
  • IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON  /  Nat King Cole  /   “After Midnight”
  • PRETEND  /  Dianne Reeves  /   “Good Night & Good Luck”
  • STREET OF DREAMS  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • PURE IMAGINATION  /  Joanie Sommers  /   “Here, There & Everywhere”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Tom Rust  /  Are We There Yet?”
  • ANOTHER SCOTCH AND SODA  /  Andrea Carter  /   “Love Slipped Out the Door”
  • DAYS OF WINE & ROSES  /  (Mystery vocalist)  /   Johnny Rivers  /   “Changes”
  • EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles”
  • DREAM  /  Diana Krall  /   “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • CAN WE PRETEND  /  Freddy Cole  /   “Talk To Me”
  • IN THE LAND OF BEGINNING AGAIN  /  Cyrille Aimee & Adonis Rose & New Orleans Jazz Orch.  /  “Petite Fleur”
  • UP ON THE ROOF  /  James Taylor  /   “James Taylor Live”
  • LOOK TO THE RAINBOW  /  Luciana Souza  /  “Ryan Truesdale/Gil Evans Project”
  • SMILE  /  Lyle Lovett  /   “Smile”
  • YOU ARE THERE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Best of Love Songs”
  • WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. lang  /   “A Wonderful World”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “INFRASTRUCTURE WEEK” (2.19.22)

21 Feb

This week I paid tribute to the roads and highways, the bridges and tunnels, the power, communications, and water systems. I thought I’d better hurry up and celebrate Infrastructure Week before everything crumbles, fizzles out, implodes, and self-destructs. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ON THE ROAD AGAIN  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Still On The Road”
  • BROOKLYN BRIDGE  /  Hilary Gardner  /   “The Great City”
  • STREET OF DREAMS  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS  /  Diana Krall  /   “All For you”
  • I’D RATHER DRINK MUDDY WATER  /  Lou Rawls  /   “The Legendary Lou Rawls”
  • TAKE THE A TRAIN  /  Carol Sloane  /   “Sophisticated Lady”
  • THE TROLLEY SONG  /  Rachael Price  /   “The Good Hours”
  • ON GREEN DOLPHIN STREET  /  Cali Rose  /   “Are You Having Any Fun?”
  • ROUTE 66  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   William Shatner  /   “The Blues”
  • KING OF THE ROAD  /  Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery  /   “Further Adventures of Jimmy & Wes”
  • SUNDAY AFTERNOON  /  Blossom Dearie  /   “Blossom Dearie Sings”
  • TRAFFIC AND WEATHER  /  Lorraine Feather  /   “Language”
  • THE WATERS OF MARCH  /  Mark Murphy  /   “Wild And Free”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Nancy Wilson  /   “But Beautiful”
  • MY CUTEY’S DUE AT THE TWO-TO-TWO TODAY  /  Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer  /   “Two Of A Kind”
  • FEELIN’ GROOVY  /  Rachael MacFarlane  /   “Haley Sings”
  • BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS  /  Simon And Garfunkel  /  “The Concert In Central Park”
  • DESTINATION MOON  /    Dinah Washington  /   “Dinah ’62”
  • DANCING IN THE DARK  /  Tony Bennett  /   “Jazz”
  • WICHITA LINEMAN  Tania Grubbs  /   “Live At Maureen’s Jazz Cellar”
  • STREET SCENE  /  Stan Kenton  /   “The Stan Kenton Orchestra In Concert”
  • TWO FOR THE ROAD  /  Mark Winkler & David Benoit  /   “Old Friends”
  • DETOUR AHEAD  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /   “First Lady of Song”
  • THE HIGHWAY CODE  /  The Master Singers  /   “The Highway Code”
  • THE RULES OF THE ROAD  /  Nat King Cole  /   “The Billy May Sessions”
  • THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD  /  The Beatles  /   “Let It Be”
  • BRIDGES  /  Susannah McCorkle  /   “Sabia”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LAUGHING AT LIFE”-AN ARCHIVE REBROADCAST (2.5.22)

6 Feb

A show from the archives, this time from back in 2017, which explains why you can hear the last vestiges of hope in my voice. Here’s how I introduced the show back then…

It’s true that smiling requires more muscles than frowning, which must be why smiling always tires me so quickly. Still, considering all that we know and fear about the world today, I thought it was worth spending a couple hours focusing on laughing and smiling. Okay, I didn’t feel any better at the end of the program, but at least I got to share some great songs and singers and some of my favorite laughs.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LAUGHING AT LIFE  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • THEY ALL LAUGHED  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • YOU’RE LAUGHING AT ME  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • KEEP SMILING AT TROUBLE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “60 Years: The Artistry Of Tony Bennett”
  • ARE YOU HAVING ANY FUN  /  Cali Rose  /  “Are You having Any Fun”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Interlude”
  • I’M GONNA LAUGH YOU RIGHT OUT OF MY LIFE  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers & Losers”
  • THE JONES LAUGHING RECORD  /  Spike Jones  /  “The Jones Laughing Record”
  • I’M ALL SMILES  /  Marlene Ver Planck  /  “A Breath Of Fresh Air”
  • THE BRIGHTEST SMILE IN TOWN  /  Ray Charles  /  “Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul”
  • BE A CLOWN  /  Chris Connor  /  “Blue Moon”
  • PUT ON A HAPPY FACE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Stevie Wonder  /  “The Complete Stevie Wonder”
  • IT TAKES A LOT TO LAUGH, IT TAKES A TRAIN TO CRY  /  Janet Planet  /  “Janet Planet Sings The Bob Dylan Songbook”
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Merry Go Round”
  • THIS WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Take A Look”
  • THE KITTEN SONG  /  Steven Wright  /  “I Still Have A Pony”
  • SMILING FEET  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • TWO FACES WEST  /  Bob And Ray  /  “Bob & Ray On A Platter”
  • HAPPY TALK  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley”
  • NANCY WITH THE LAUGHING FACE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra’s Sinatra”
  • THE LAUGHING POLICEMAN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  John Lithgow  /  “Sunny Side Of The Street”
  • A LAUGH FOR RORY  /  Rahsann Roland Kirk  /  “The Inflated tear”
  • I LOVE TO SEE YOU SMILE  /  Randy Newman  /  “The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 3”
  • WHEN YOU’RE SMILING  /  Carol Welsman  /  “I Like Men”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • WHEN YOU MAKE ME SMILE  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “When You Make Me Smile”
  • SMILE  /  Nat Cole  /  “The Nat King Cole Story”
  • LAUGHING MATTERS  /  Bette Midler  /  “Bathhouse Betty”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “BRAGGARTS, BULLIES, AND BUMS” (1.22.22)

26 Jan

I think this week’s theme definitively answered the question of whether there is any group I won’t suck up to in order to get them to listen to the show. But you have to admit I gave these low-lifes bragging rights over a couple hours of damn good music.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE BEST IS YET TO COME  /  Kenny Washington  /   “What’s The Hurry”
  • YOU’RE GONNA HEAR FROM ME  / Veronica Swift  /   “Confessions”
  • I LIKE TO LEAD WHEN I DANCE  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Sinatra ’65”
  • EVERYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU  /  Nancy Lane  /   “Let Me Love You”
  • I LIKE MYSELF  /  Seth MacFarlane  /   “In Full Swing”
  • I’VE GOT JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING  /  Fleurine  /   “Meant To Be”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • DON’T TOUCH MY BISCUITS  /  Kathy Walkup  /   “The Secret of The Song”
  • THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE WORLD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   Ed McMahon  /   “And Me…I’m Ed McMahon”
  • THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE WORLD (Reprise)  /  Jimmy Durante  /   “Billy Rose’s Jumbo”   
  • THE BEST THING FOR YOU  /  Diana Krall  /   “When I Look In Your Eyes”
  • THIS IS THE LIFE  /  Freddy Cole  /   “This Is The Life”
  • FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN  /  Linda Ronstadt  /   “Lush Life”
  • MOVE TO THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWN  /  Ray Charles & Wynton Marsalis Septet  /  “United We Swing”
  • I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER  /  Marc Pompe  /   “Monk’s Dream”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Best Of Sarah Vaughan”
  • YOU CAN COUNT ON ME TO DO MY PART  /  Mose Allison  /   “Mose In Your Ear”
  • WHEN IN ROME  /  Claire Teal  /   “Don’t Talk”
  • I CAN’T GET STARTED  /  Charles Mingus  /   “Mingus Plays Piano”
  • I CAN’T GET STARTED  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   Merle Haggard  /   “Unforgettable Merle Haggard”
  • DO NOTHING TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Molly Johnson  /   “Because Of Billie”
  • I’VE GOT IT BAD  /  Nat Cole & George Shearing  /   “Nat King Cole Sings & George Shearing Plays”
  • PEEL ME A GRAPE  /  Lyle Lovett & Blossom Dearie
  • I’M JUST A LUCKY SO AND SO  /  Anais Reno  /   “Lovesome Thing”
  • SINCE I FELL FOR YOU  / Aaron Neville  /   “Nature Boy: The Standards Album”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HALLOWEEN PARTY 2021”

1 Nov

It’s that time again, time when ghastly, ghostly white apparitions appear. The living dead, their eyes open but unseeing, their mouths moving but they say nothing. I know, I just described the U.S. Senate, but that’s not what the show was about this week. I served up a bobbing bucket full of great ghoulish songs at the annual Turntable for One Halloween party! And, best of all, I got to play my favorite game. When Trick Or Treaters came to the door, I got to guess who they were dressed up to be and give them an appropriate song. (Professional tip: This also saves a ton of money on candy.) 

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

  • HALLOWEEN SPOOKS  /  Lambert, Hendricks, And Ross  /  “The Hottest Group In Jazz”
  • SPOOKY  /  Anne Farnsworth  /  “Sealed With A Kiss”
  • (Mark Zuckerberg)  /  I WANT TO BE EVIL  /  Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings  /  “Groovin’”
  • I PUT A SPELL ON YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “I Put A Spell On You”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ultimate Sinatra”
  • (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)  /  YOU’RE GONNA HEAR FROM ME  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Confessions”
  • (Joe Biden)  /  WHAT DID I HAVE THAT I DON’T HAVE NOW  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Great Songs From Stage & Screen”
  • BEWITCHED  /  Pamela Luss & Houston Person  /  “Bewitched”
  • JEEPERS CREEPERS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Hayley  Mills  /.  “Let’s Get Together With Hayley Mills”
  • DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD  /  Lou Levy  /  “I’m Old Fashioned”
  • (Krysten Sinema & Joe Manchin)  /  UNDECIDED  /  Cyrille Aimee & New Orleans Jazz Orchestra  /  “Petite Fleur”
  • I’M JUST A HUNGRY MAN  /  Mark Winkler  /  “I’m Just A Hungry Man”
  • HAUNTED HEART  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “Hearts And Minds”
  • CANDY  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • (Marjorie Taylor Greene)  /  YOUR MIND IS ON VACATION  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend: Live In California”
  • I’D RATHER BE BURNED AS A WITCH  /  Rene Marie  /  “I Wanna Be Evil”
  • I’M LIKE A NEW BROOM  /  Jonathan Schwartz  /  “Alone Together”
  • COME FLY WITH ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love”
  • (Kamala Harris)  /  IT’S KIND OF LONESOME OUT TONIGHT  /  Anais Reno  /  “Lovesome Thing”
  • THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  Tony Bennett & Dave Brubeck  /  “Bennett & Brubeck: The White House Sessions”
  • THE HOUSE IS HAUNTED  /  Holly Cole  /  “Holly Cole”
  • I DON’T STAND A GHOST OF A CHANCE WITH YOU  /  Count Basie  /  “Basic Basie”
  • GHOST OF YESTERDAY  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • A LITTLE TASTE  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Confession”
  • (Liz Cheney)  /  BY MYSELF  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Let Yourself Go”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “BAD HABITS” (10.23.21)

24 Oct

We all have them. We may try to hide them with varying degrees of success or failure because – let’s face it – they totally reveal us, they embarrass us, and the worst ones can  actually define us for the rest of our lives. Of course I’m talking about our high school yearbook photos. Of course I’m not talking about our high school yearbook photos. I’m talking about Bad Habits. So it was nothing but Bad Habits this week – ranging from binge watching to smoking, drinking, co-dependence. magical thinking, and more. I’d go on but I’ve been told that rambling is a bad habit. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • TV BLUES  /  Tom Rust and The Malcolm Edmonstone Trio  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • SCOTCH AND SODA  /  Amanda Carr  /  “Carr Toons”
  • I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Professional Dreamer”
  • MY NEW CELEBRITY IS YOU  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • DRINKING AGAIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nothing But The Best”
  • BAD HABITS  /  Rachael Price  /  “Dedicated To You”
  • I DON’T WORRY ABOUT A THING  /  Mose Allison  /  “Mose In Your Ear”
  • RUNNING WILD  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • COFFEE TIME  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Jack Jones & The Lennon Sisters  /  “Dream A Little Dream”
  • I’M ALWAYS DRUNK IN SAN FRANCISCO  /  Kitty Margolis  /  “Heart & Soul”
  • SOMETIMES I’M HAPPY  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • YOU’RE GETTING TO BE A HABIT WITH ME /  Delicatessen  /  “Bossa + Jazz”
  • LET’S TALK ABOUT ME  /  Hot Club Sandwich  /  “Café Matrix”
  • TALKING TO MYSELF  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Remembering You”
  • PENNIES FROM HEAVEN  /  Ruben Blades & Roberto Delgado & His Orchestra  /  “Salswing!”
  • DREAM  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • I JUST WANT TO BE HORIZONTAL  /  Samoa Wilson With The Jim Kweskin Band  /  “I Just Want To Be Horizontal”
  • THE TEXTING SONG /  Dave Tull  /  “Texting And Driving”
  • HUMMIN’ TO MYSELF  /  Linda Ronstadt  /  “Hummin’ To Myself”
  • HUNGRY MAN  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “For Centennial Reasons”
  • I’M HIP  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Confessions”
  • WHERE DID THE MAGIC GO?  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Astoria: Portrait Of The Artist”
  • SILLY HABITS  /  Mel Torme & Janis Ian  /  “Mel Torme And Friends”
  • DON’T SMOKE IN BED  /  Nina Simone  /  “Mood Indigo”
  • EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD  /  Kari Kirkland  /  “Wild Is the Wind”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SINGING THEIR PRAISES” (10.9.21)

10 Oct

Don’t you love it when Nat Cole sings one of his signature songs, for instance, Smile? Someone else sang that this week. What about any recordings of Sinatra singing Angel Eyes? Someone else sang that too, because this week great singers and musicians paid tribute to other great singers and musicians in a two-hour love fest of “Singing Their Praises.” I also tossed in a few of the originals lest we forget how original their music was.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE RULES OF THE ROAD  /  Yannick Bovy  /  “Celebrates Nat King Cole”
  • SMILE  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Unforgettable”
  • I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Ballads”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  John Coltrane  /  “Ballads”
  • LUSH LIFE  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Dedicated To You”
  • BLOSSOM  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Me & Phil”
  • SUDDENLY IN WALKED BUD  /  Carmen McRae  /  “The Look Of Love”
  • DJANGO  /  The Modern Jazz Quartet  /  “Scandinavia, April 1960”
  • I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Shirley Horn  /  “I Remember Miles”
  • A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP  /  Mark Murphy  /  “A Beautiful Friendship: Remembering Shirley Horn”
  • STOLEN MOMENTS  /  Nancy Kelly  /  “Remembering Mark Murphy”
  • EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • DUKE ELLINGTON’S SONG OF LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Double Rainbow”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Jackie Ryan & Terry Gibbs  /  “Grand Masters of Swing”
  • TAKE IT FROM ME  /  Gerry Gibbs  /  “Songs From My Father”
  • YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “One More For The Road”
  • YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Perfectly Frank”
  • I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Love For Sale”
  • I REMEMBER CLIFFORD  /  Dinah Washington  /  “The Queen!”
  • I REMEMBER CLIFFORD  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Still Live”
  • HEART’S DESIRE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE TELEPHONE” (9.25.21)

26 Sep

This was the week of WMNR’s Fall Fundraising Drive and many of the broadcasters and staff took to the airwaves to ask, cajole, exhort, plead, beg for listeners to call in to make a pledge. I tried to be a little more laid back, subtle, and subliminal, playing songs with telephone in the title or lyrics. Plus I also asked, cajoled, exhorted, etc., etc. to make a few buck for the station. Wondering what Just In Time and The Party’s Over has to do with the telephone? I refer you to the synopsis of Bells Are Ringing.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • CALL ME  /  Andy James  /  “Tu Amor”
  • ALL ALONE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Sassy Swings Again”
  • YOU DON’T CALL ME  /  Simone Kopmajer  /  “My Favorite Songs”
  • JELLY, JELLY  /  Billy Eckstine & Count Basie  /  “Count Basie & Friends 100th Birthday Bash”
  • BLESS THE TELEPHONE  /  Nicky Schrire  /  “Space & Time”
  • HELLO, MA  BABY  /  Julian Yeo  /  “1923”
  • I’M CHECKING OUT GOOMBYE  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Strictly Romancin”
  • SATIN DOLL  /  Phish  /  “Live Phish”
  • THE TELEPHONE SONG  /  Gemma Sherry  /  “Music To Dream To”
  • HALLELUJAH I LOVE HER SO  /  Ray Charles  /  “Live At l’Olympia”
  • TEA FOR TWO  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Freda Payne & Kurt Elling  /  “Let There Be Love”
  • A PHONE CALL TO THE PAST  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “From Broken Hearts To The Blue Skies”
  • CHANGE PARTNERS  /  Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim  /  “Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings”
  • JUST IN TIME  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At The Village Gate”
  • BASEBALL  /  Bob Newhart  /  “Off The Record”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • IT’S ALWAYS 4 A.M.  /  Judy Roberts  /  “The Other World”
  • THESE FOOLISH THINGS  /  Aaron Neville  /  “The Grand Tour”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • I AIN’T GOT NOTHING BUT THE BLUES  /  Kenny Washington  /  “What’s The Hurry”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Just One Of Those Things”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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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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