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PLAYLIST FOR “WE DIG DADS” (6.17.17)

19 Jun

For Fathers Day: Songs by Dads, songs about Dads, a couple mystery vocalists, and a few rounds of the always-fun game, “Who’s Your Daddy?” And, no, this isn’t the game where Charlie Sheen takes a paternity test. I played some singers and the audience had to guess who is the singer’s father. A good time was had by all…well, okay, I can be certain of this: a good time was had by me.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Meet the Robinsons”
  • I WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOU  /  Gina Eckstine  /  ”Everything I Have Is Yours”
  • WITHOUT A SONG  /  Billy Eckstine  /  “Without A Song”
  • BEIN’ A DAD  /  Loudon Wainwright III  /  “Little Ship”
  • THE WIFFENPOOF SONG  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers & Losers”
  • I’M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  Dress Casual”
  • SONG FOR MY FATHER  /  Lillie Huddleston  /  “How Long Has This Been Going On?”
  • SONG FOR MY FATHER  /  Gregory Porter  /  Serenade For Horace”
  • FATHER’S DAY  /  Groucho Marx  /  “Master Comedians”
  • UNFORGETTABLE  /  Nat & Natalie Cole  /  “Unforgettable”
  • MY PA  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Darlene Gillespie  /  “Songs From Annette”
  • FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE  /  Nancy Sinatra  /  “Nancy”
  • SOLILOQUY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Concert Sinatra”
  • DEED I DO  /  Jeanie Bryson  /  “Some Cats Know: The Music of Peggy Lee”
  • CON ALMA  /  Dizzy Gillespie & The Double Six Of Paris  /  ”The Verve & Phillips Small Group Recordings”
  • GOT TO GET HOME SO I CAN SEE MY CHILDREN  /  Dave Tull  /  “I Just Want To Get Paid”
  • ANYONE CAN WHISTLE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Roy Kral  /  “A Stephen Sondheim Collection
  • MIMOSA & ME  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Lovesick”
  • COME BACK TO ME  /  James Tormé  /  “Love For Sale”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC  /  Mel Tormé  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • ST. JUDY’S COMET  /  Paul Simon  /  “Negotiations & Love Songs”
  • SUBWAY TO THE COUNTRY  /  David Ackles  /  “Subway To The Country”
  • WALTZ FOR DEBBY  /  Bill Evans Trio  /  “The Last Waltz””
  • BROWN BABY  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Sin & Soul”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “Together Again”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “EAST COAST VS WEST COAST” (5.27.17)

29 May

Saturday night I held a competition in which there were no losers, only winners – I mean, both the artists and the audience. If only real life were like that.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album title

  • LULLABY OF BROADWAY  /  Tony Bennett & The Dixie Chicks  /  “Duets: An American Classic”
  • LULLABY OF BIRDLAND  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Twelve Nights In Hollywood”
  • I’M ALWAYS DRUNK IN SAN FRANCISCO  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “Live Session”
  • NEW YORK’S MY HOME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Lazy Afternoon”
  • AUTUMN IN NEW YORK  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Fly With Me”
  • OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING  /  Rosemary Clooney & The L.A. Jazz Choir  /  “70- A 70th Birthday Celebration:
  • LOVE YOU MADLY  /  New York Voices  /  “A Day Like This”
  • WEST COAST BLUES  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • WELCOME TO L.A.  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Keith Carradine  /  “Welcome To L.A. Soundtrack”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  New West Guitar Group w/ Tierney Sutton  /  “Send One Your Love”
  • SUNDAY IN NEW YORK  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Hello Dolly To Goodbye Charlie”
  • TRAFFIC AND WEATHER  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Language”
  • JUST OVER THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE  /  Art Garfunkel  /  “Up Till Now”
  • BROOKLYN BRIDGE  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Great City”
  • IN A NEW YORK MINUTE  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In every Bar”
  • GROOVIN’ HIGH  /  Art Pepper  /  “Art Pepper + 11”
  • GROOVIN’ HIGH  /  Dizzy Gillespie Big Band  /  Feel Good Jazz”
  • DO YOU MISS NEW YORK?  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Classics”
  • SLUMMING ON PARK AVENUE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Steve Buscemi  /  “The Imposters”
  • SAN FRANCISCO BAY BLUES  /  Phoebe Snow  /  “Phoebe Snow”
  • GOD ONLY KNOWS  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “It’s A Quiet Thing”
  • KILLED A CAT  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Silver Morning”
  • MANHATTAN  /  Sara Bareilles  /  “The Blessed Unrest”
  • MANHATTAN  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • CALIFORNIA DREAMING  /  Emy Tseng  /  “Sonho”
  • AFTERNOON IN HARLEM  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Company I Keep”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “EGO TRIP TRAVEL TIPS” (5.20.17)

22 May

There seems to be no way to avoid them these days, everyone’s doing it, so pack your selfie-stick, your mirror, your pen for signing autographs, and let’s all go on an Ego Trip! Of course, I’ve added a few cautionary tales to the itinerary, and a few of these trips come in for a crash landing.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album title

  • YOU’RE SO VAIN  /  Carly Simon  /  “Greatest Hits Vol. 1”
  • I’M HIP  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie 1975”
  •  THE BEST THING FOR YOU  /  George Evans  /  “Live At The Cellar”
  • PEEL ME A GRAPE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “The Main Ingredient”
  • I BELIEVE IN YOU  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “It Might As Well Be Swing”
  • THE BEST IS YET TO COME  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • A LOT OF LIVING TO DO  /  Sammy Davis  /  “Sammy Davis Jr. Belts The Best Of Broadway”
  • OLD WORLD CHARM  /  Maud Hixon  /  “Don’t Let A Good Thing Get Away”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Once To Every Heart”
  • YOU CAME A LONG WAY FROM ST. LOUIS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tammy Grimes  /  “Tammy Grimes”
  • HE’S A TRAMP  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • LOVE WON’T LET YOU GET AWAY  /  Seth MacFarlane & Sara Bareilles  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • I BELIEVE SHE WAS TALKIN’ ABOUT ME  /  Kevin Mahogany & Randy Travis  /  “Another Time Another Place”
  • PAY SOME ATTENTION TO ME  /  Lena Jansson  /  “That Certain Feeling”
  • I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER  /  Marc Pompe  /  “Monk’s Dream”
  • I FEEL PRETTY  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Sophie Milman”
  • YOU’RE BLASÉ  /  Stan Getz  /  “My Old Flame”
  • COMMON TOUCH  /  Nancy Kelly  /  “B That Way”
  • YOU’RE LOOKING AT ME  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • ON A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA  /  Morgana King  /  “This Is Always”
  • I CAN’T GET STARTED  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Sunday Express Vol. 2”
  • YOU’LL SEE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • WHEN IN ROME  /  Tina May  /  “A Wing & A Prayer”
  • BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “THE HEART WANTS WHAT IT WANTS” (5.6.17)

6 May

I believe human beings have one determinative principle – although principle seems to be a word that’s fallen from grace and practice these days. “The Heart Wants What It Wants” – Doesn’t that explain why people choose their partners, their meals, their cars, their politicians, and in the case of one of this week’s mystery vocalists, why he married his step-daughter. Emily Dickinson gave that phrase to the world in a letter.  I wonder if she would be happy about that today. I was happy about these songs for this week’s theme.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE BOY NEXT DOOR  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “I Like Men”
  • I DON’T KNOW WHY I JUST DO  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • I’M A FOOL TO WANT YOU  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”                              
  • I WANNA BE AROUND  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • I WANNA BE LOVED  /  Joanna Pascale  /  “Wildflower”
  • AFTER YOU GET WHAT YOU WANT  /  Julian Yeo  /  “You & The Night”
  • I MUST HAVE THAT MAN  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • I WANT A LITTLE GIRL  /  Nat Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • A MAN WHO CAN COOK  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • SINCE I FELL FOR YOU  /  Ian Shaw  /  “The Abbey Road Sessions”
  • ADDICTED TO LOVE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries I Champagne”
  • IT’S BAD FOR ME  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Rosemary Clooney & Benny Goodman  /  “Rosemary Clooney: Jazz Singer”
  • I WANT TO BE A SIDEMAN  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENT  /  Sting  /  “The Last Ship”
  • BLIND AS A BAT  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “When You Make me Smile”
  • I WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOU  /  Nicholas Bearde  /  “Invitation”
  • AN OLD STUFFED CHAIR  /  April Barrows  /  “My Dream Is You”
  • SO NICE  /  Tamar Korn  /  “The Rhythm Method”
  • I’M THROUGH WITH LOVE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Woody Allen
  • LET’S MISBEHAVE  /  King Powell  /  “King Powell”
  • DO IT AGAIN  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • PLEASE SEND ME SOMEONE TO LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “You Got What It Takes”
  • WORRISOME HEART  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Worrisome Heart”
  • SO I LOVE YOU  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love”
  • AND SO IT GOES  /  Gavin Hope  /  “For All We Know”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “OSCAR LOSERS…AND A FEW WINNERS” (2.25.17)

27 Feb

Most of these songs are losers, Oscar losers, that is.  (Though none of the singers and musicians are.) In addition to paying tribute to the Oscar nominated songs, I also took time out to pay tribute to Sweden and Swedish jazz singers in their time of tears and trial following the terrorist attacks that so surprised, if not stunned, us all when we heard about them.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE CONTINENTAL  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Capitol Sings The Best Movie Songs”
  • CHEEK TO CHEEK  /  Sara Gazarek  /  “Live At The Jazz Bakery”
  • THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Rarities, Outtakes, And Other Delights”
  • I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella In Japan”
  • PENNIES FROM HEAVEN  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • TOO LATE NOW  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • MONA LISA  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Tokyo ‘96”
  • BIBBIDI BOBBIDI BOO  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • CALL ME IRRESPONSIBLE  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Capitol Sings The Best Movie Songs”
  • THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Dream”
  • CITY OF STARS  /  Ryan Gosling  /  “La La Land Soundtrack”
  • DEARLY BELOVED  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Hollywood My Way”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Rigmor Gustafsson & Mika Pohjola  /  “New York Vocals”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • WILD IS THE WIND  /  Lina Nyberg  /  “Smile”
  • THE EMPTY CHAIR  /  Sting  /  “57th & 9th
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Bill Evans  /  “The Last Waltz”
  • WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Diana Krall  /  “Love Scenes”
  • I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • MOON RIVER  /  Melissa Stylianou  /  “Silent Movie”
  • THE RAINBOW CONNECTION  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • TWO FOR THE ROAD  / Nancy LaMott  /  “My Foolish Heart”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LAUGHING AT LIFE” (2.18.17)

19 Feb

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  /  Freddie 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 “NIGHT AT THE MOVIES” (12.10.16)

11 Dec

All but one of these songs were first heard in a movie. Do you know which one appeared on stage first?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • AS TIME GOES BY  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Stage & Screen Hits””
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND  /  Roberta Gambarini & Dave Brubeck  /  “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  • WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • HE’S A TRAMP  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU  /  Carol Sloane  /  “As Time Goes By”
  •  STELLA BY STARLIGHT  /  Miles Davis Quintet  /  “’58 Miles”
  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Sara Gazarek  /  “Yours”
  • TOP HAT WHITE TIE AND TAILS  /  Fred Astaire  /  “The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • ISN’T THIS A LOVELY DAY  /  Lissy Walker  /  “Life Is Sweet”
  • THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “A Song for You”
  • BY MYSELF  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Ray Charles  /  “Ray Charles Forever”
  • CINEMA PARADISO  /  Petra Haden  /  “Petra Goes To The Movies”
  • HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “How Do You Keep The Music Playing?”
  • LAURA  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “World On A String”
  • LAST TANGO IN PARIS  /  Gato Barbieri  /  “Last Tango In Paris”
  • THE TROLLEY SONG  /  Cecile McLoren Salvant  /  “For One To Love”
  • HOW LITTLE WE KNOW  /  Nat Cole  /  “Capitol Sings Hoagy Carmichael”
  • THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE  /  Morgana King  /  “The Shadow Of Your Smile”
  • MISTY  /  Erroll Garner  /  “Ready Take One”
  • THE DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES  /  Cassandra Wilson  /  “Midnight In The Garden of Good & Evil”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • MOON RIVER  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “Come Rain Or Come Shine”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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