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PLAYLIST FOR “THE BLUES” (4.14.18)

15 Apr

If you were a color, what color would you be? (You can think about after you read the rest of this.) Last night, I was blue, all shades, all hues, all blues – and all swinging. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ALL BLUES  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Double Rainbow”
  • LADY SINGS THE BLUES  /  Billie Holiday  /  “The Carnegie Hall Concert”
  • MOOD INDIGO  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “In The Wee Small Hours”
  • BLUE TURNING GREY OVER YOU  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Harlem On My Mind”
  • THE BLUES DON’T CARE  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • STRAIGHT AHEAD  /  Jimmy Smith  /  “Bluesmith”
  • LEARNIN’ THE BLUES  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • JOE WILLIAMS BLUES  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At Zardi’s”
  • ME AND THE BLUES  /  Joe Williams  /  “Me & The Blues”
  • BLUE DRAG  /  Linda Carone  /  “Black Moonlight”
  • WHEN SUNNY GETS BLUE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jack Webb  /  “Just The Tracks, Ma’am”
  • TODAY I SING THE BLUES  /  Randy Crawford  /  “No Regrets”
  • EVERYDAY I HAVE THE BLUES  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving Me Crazy”
  • NO MORE BLUES  /  Roberta Gambarini  /  “Easy To Love”
  • BLEE BLOP BLUES  /  Count Basie  /  “Count Basie At Newport 1957”
  • BLUES ARE BREWIN  /  Weslia Whitfield  /  “Beautiful Love”
  • MISTY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tom Selleck  /  “Magnum P.I.”
  • WILD WOMEN DON’T GET THE BLUES  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant  /  “Dreams & Daggers
  • UNDECIDED BLUES  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Playin’ With My Friends”
  • FINE AND MELLOW  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At Town Hall”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Sarah Lancman & Michel Perez  /  “Dark”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Tony DeSare & Edward Derrick  /  “One for My Baby”
  • I GOT IT BAD  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • MEANING OF THE BLUES  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • GEORGIA ROSE  /  Gavin Hope  /  “For All We Know”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “TRIBUTE TO HAROLD ARLEN” (2.24.18)

26 Feb

Harold Arlen was born in February. I was not. But the differences don’t end there. He wrote more than 500 songs. I haven’t. And that’s not all. He’s dead and I’m not – hold on while I get a second opinion…

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Frank Sinatra  / “Ultimate Sinatra”
  • LET’S FALL IN LOVE  /  Diana Krall  /  “Live In Paris”
  • SLEEPIN’ BEE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
  • I NEVER HAS SEEN SNOW  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Late Set”
  • COME RAIN OR SHINE  /  Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band  /  “At The Village Gate”
  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Sara Gazark  /  “Yours”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN  /  John Doaks  /  “Forever Reasons”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A HEART  /  Michelle Lordi  /  “Drive”
  • GET HAPPY  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • TODAY I LOVE EVERYBODY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Harold Arlen  /  “Harold Sings Arlen”
  • AS LONG AS I LIVE  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT GOODBYE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “The Complete Roulette Sarah Vaughan Studio Sessions”
  • OUT OF THIS WORLD  /  Tony Bennett & Stan Getz  /  “Jazz”
  • I GOT A RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES  /  Billie Holiday  /  “The Complete Billie Holiday On Verve”
  • IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • I WONDER WHAT BECAME OF ME  /  Toots Thielemans & Trijntje Oosterhuis  /  “One More For The Road”
  • WHEN THE SUN COMES OUT  /  Rahsaan Roland Kirk  /  “Relaxed Jazz”
  • HAPPY WITH THE BLUES  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Love Held Lightly”
  • HOORAY FOR LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Harold Arlen Songbook”
  • DOWN WITH LOVE  /  Janet Seidel  /  “Winter Moon”
  • EASY STREET  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Louis Armstrong & Gary Crosby  /  “The Decca Singles”
  • SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Great Voices Of Harlem”
  • THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY  /  Judy Garland  /  “Judy At Carnegie”
  • DON’T LIKE GOODBYES  /  Ed Reed  /  “The Song Is You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “PICK TWO – A DOUBLE CELEBRATION” (2.10.18)

10 Feb

There is so much to celebrate in February: Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, Black History Month, Groundhog Day, Lincoln’s Birthday, Washington’s Birthday, my wife’s birthday. So many things and only two hours for the show. So I picked two and had the audience guess which two. Can you figure it out?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYTHING I LOVE   / Mary Stallings  /  “Live At The Village Vanguard”   
  • HEART AND SOUL  /  Joe William & George Shearing  /  “Heart & Soul”   
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Live At The Concertgebouw 1961” 
  • YOU CALL IT MADNESS  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “No Regrets”   
  • PRISONER OF LOVE  /  Marianne Solivan  /  “Prisoner Of Love”   
  • THIS CAN’T BE LOVE  /  Joe Doaks  /  “Forever Reasons”   
  • DON’T TAKE YOUR LOVE FROM ME  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Harlem On My Mind” 
  • THIS NEARLY WAS MINE  /  Jimmy Smith  /  “Livin’ It Up” 
  • LOVE MAKES THE CHANGES  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Love Makes The Changes” 
  • IT’S ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Unforgettable”   
  • WILD IS LOVE  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Wild Is Love”   
  • IT’S EASY TO REMEMBER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Maria Cole  /  “Maria Cole”   
  • L-O-V-E  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat ‘King’ Cole & Me”   
  • EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE  /  Vonzell Soloman & Postmodern Jukebox  /  (Single)   
  • I AM IN LOVE  /  Les McCann  /  “How’s Your Mother” 
  • THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS LOVE  /  Carmen McRae  /  “The Great American Songbook” 
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “You Got What It Takes” 
  • OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Shirley Horn  /  “I Thought About You” 
  • MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman ” 
  • YOU CAN’T LOVE THEM ALL  /  Loston Harris  /  “Swingfully Yours”   
  • I’M THROUGH WITH LOVE  /  Nicole Herzog  /  “Intimacy”   
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Gavin Hope  /  “For All We Know” 
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live At Rosy’s” 
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine   

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE MINISTER OF LONELINESS” (12.27.18)

27 Jan

Britain just installed its first Minister of Loneliness.  I thought I’d give her an idea of what she’ll be dealing with. Just listen to all these sad sausages. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artists  /  CD Or Album Title

  • IT’S A LONESOME OLD TOWN  /  Lena Horne  /  “Love Is The Thing”
  • DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • ALONE TOGETHER  /  Alexis Cole  /  “You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To”
  • ONLY THE LONELY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Only The Lonely”
  • ONLY THE LONELY  /  Kellye Gray  /  “And, They Call Us Cowboys”
  • SATURDAY NIGHT IS THE LONELIEST NIGHT OF THE WEEK  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “It’s A Good Day”
  • THE LONELY ONE  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat ‘King’ Cole & Me”
  • BREAKFAST ON THE MORNING TRAM  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ricky Nelson  /  “More Songs By Ricky”
  • LONELY IN NEW YORK  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Sophie Milman”
  • LONELY TIME  /  Maynard Ferguson  /  “A Message From Birdland”
  • SUCH A LONELY GIRL AM I  /  Jackie Cain  /  “So Many Stars”
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy & The Metropole Orchestra  /  “The Dream”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Jamie Cullum & Laura Mvula  /  “Interlude”
  • KILLING TIME  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In every Bar”
  • KILLING TIME  /  Carol Welsman  /  “Alone Together”
  • ALL ALONE AM I  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Brenda Lee  /  “Anthology 1956-1980”
  • I WAS A LITTLE TOO LONELY  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • CALL ME LONELY  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “When You Make Me Smile”
  • WHAT’LL I DO  /  Chet Baker  / “She Was Too Good To Me”
  • IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS OF THE MORNING  /  Lissy Walker  /  “Life Is Sweet”
  • ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT  /  Chris Botti & Paul Buchanan  /  “To Love Again”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Liane Carroll  /  “Billy No Mates”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HE SAID-SHE SAID” (1.20.18)

22 Jan

I played musical He Said-She Said this week, and unlike real life, nobody got fired and nobody went to court. Lots of opposing viewpoints and men and women not seeing eye-to-eye, but I also included some classic He Said-She Said duets

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • NICE AND EASY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice & Easy”
  • DO SOMETHING  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • LIVE ALONE AND LIKE IT  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Let’s Get Lost”
  • LIVING WITHOUT YOU  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  Patricia Barber  /  The Cole Porter Mix”
  • LOVE IS A NECESSARY EVIL  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life, Collected”
  • LET’S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Ella With The London Symphony Orchestra”
  • THE LADY IS A TRAMP  /  Buddy Greco  /  “The Lady Is A Tramp”
  • HE’S A TRAMP  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • BANGERS & MASH  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Peter Sellers & Sophia Loren  /  “Goodness Gracious Me Vol. 1”
  • MAKE ME RAINBOWS  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Easy”
  • WHERE’S THAT RAINBOW  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “It’s All Over But The Swingin’”
  • GET HAPPY  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend”
  • LOVE WON’T LET YOU GET AWAY  /  Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney  /  “Fancy Meeting You Here”
  • BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Falling In Love With Love”
  • 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Take Love Easy’”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • BOY WANTED  /  Sandra King  /  “Making Beautiful Music Together”
  • I WANT A LITTLE GIRL  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • YOU WON’T FORGET ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • IT’S EASY TO REMEMBER  /  John Coltrane Quartet  /  “Ballads”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LAUGHING AT LIFE” (AN ARCHIVE SHOW) (11.11.17)

13 Nov

Last Saturday, a trip down memory lane with an archive show from last February. I’ll be back in this studio this week!

 

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 “HALLOWEEN PARTY 2017” (10.28.17)

28 Oct

I think I gave out more treats than tricks during the annual Turntable For One Halloween Party. And when a few people showed up at the door in costumes, I played some songs especially for them.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HALLOWEEN SPOOKS  Lambert, Hendricks, And Ross  /  “The Hottest New Group In Jazz”
  • DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Halloween Jazz”
  • CANDY  /  Nat King Cole  / “After Midnight”
  • I PUT A SPELL ON YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “I Put A Spell On You”
  • (Sarah Huckabee Sanders Costume)  /  TALK TO ME BABY  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Quintessential Cleo”
  • WHISTLING PAST THE GRAVEYARD  /  Holly Cole  /  “Night”
  • WHISTLING AWAY THE DARK  /  Champian Fulton Trio  /  “Sometimes I’m Happy”
  • (Vladimir Putin Costume)  /  I’VE GOT YOU NUMBER  /  Marc Pompe  /  “Monk’s Dream”
  • BEWITCHED  /  Pamela Luss  /  “At The Jazz Standard”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Robert Palmer  /  “Ridin’ High”
  • (Steve Mnuchen, Ryan Zinke, Tom Price Costumes)  /  COME FLY WITH ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Fly With Me”
  • THE HOUSE IS HAUNTED  /  Lisa Lindsley  /  “Long After Midnight”
  • THIS OLD HOUSE IS HAUNTED  /  Andy Scott  /  “Angels”
  •  (Melania Trump Costume)  WHEN I’M 64  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY  /  Bob James  /  “Bold Conceptions”
  • (Bill Cosby Costume)  /  LOVE POTION #9  /  Ron Boustead  /  “Unlikely Valentine:
  • SPOOKY  /  Anne Farnsworth  /  “Sealed With A Kiss”
  • (A Cat Knocks On The Door)  /  YOUR CAT PLAYS PIANO  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Jazz & Other Four-Letter Words”
  • I AM A CAT  /  Laura Nyro  /  “Smile”
  • (Robert Mueller Costume)  /  I’VE GOT MY EYES ON YOU  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “Good Night & Good Luck”
  • THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Fallen Angels”
  • DON’T STAND A GHOST OF A CHANCE  /  Wild Bill Davis & Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis  /  “Live in Chateauneuf-du-Pape”
  • GHOST OF YESTERDAY  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • (Harry Potter Costume)  /  IT’S MAGIC  /  James Brown  /  “Soul On Top”
  • HAUNTED HEART  /  Renee Fleming & Fred Hersch  /  “Haunted Heart”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Sally Mayes  /  “Our Private World”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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