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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO CLIMATE CHANGE” (10.19.19)

20 Oct

The earth is heating up, ice caps and glaciers are melting, the seas are rising, and many species, including our own, are threatened with extinction. What are we going to do? Well, I did what I always do: I exploited these serious problems, trivializing them with two hours of catchy, swinging, and often ironic songs. Some of them were comments on current conditions; others were things we need to curtail to save the planet. The first song was an answer to “What’s going to be the new capital city of the East Coast?” The second song was written in 1921 but casts an eerie darkness to what’s going on today. Just to be a pro-active citizen, I recycled and re-used a previous mystery vocalist. And as for the last two songs: which one will future generations be singing? That’s up to us now.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • GARY, INDIANA  /  Janet Planet  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • THERE’LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE  /  Dave Brubeck & Jimmy Rushing  /  “On Time”
  • TOO DARN HOT  /  Claire Teal & The London Gay Big Band  /  “Brave”
  • BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • ROUTE 66  /  Mark Winkler  /  “I’m With You”
  • SUNDAY DRIVIN’  /  Ryan Truesdale’s Gil Evans Project  /  “Lines Of Color”
  • MY BUICK, MY LOVE, AND I  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • COME FLY WITH ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love”
  • LET’S MAKE LOVE ON THIS PLANE  /  Rachael & Vilray  /  “Rachael & Vilray”
  • SWINGING ON A STAR  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Anthony Perkins  /  “From The Heart”
  • A SLEEPIN’ BEE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
  • FRIM FRAM SAUCE  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You”
  • INTO EACH LIFE SOME RAIN MUST FALL  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “Good Night, Good Luck”
  • THE RAIN IN SPAIN  /  Adrian Cunningham & His Friends  /  “Play Lerner & Loewe”
  • RIVER STAY AWAY FROM MY DOOR  /  Spike Jones  /  “Omnibust/60 Years of Music America Hates”
  • ILL WIND  /  Sarah Vaughan & Count Basie  /  “Send In The Clowns”
  • GONE WITH THE WIND  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Portrait”
  • WALKIN’  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • WALKING AFTER MIDNIGHT  /  Staci Griesbach  /  “My Patsy Cline Songbook”
  • THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA  /  Nat King Cole & Gregory Porter  /  “Ultimate Nat Cole”
  • BACKYARD MEDLEY  /  Calabria Foti  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • DANCING IN THE DARK  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Dance With Me”
  • IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW  /  Ranee Lee  /  “Dark Divas: Highlights”
  • LOUISIANA 1927  /  Randy Newman  /  “Good Old Boys”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Stan Getz Quartet  /  “Nobody Else But Me”
  • EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend: Live In California”
  • 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 “EGO TRIP TRAVEL TIPS” – AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST – (6.15.19)

16 Jun

I couldn’t get to the studio this week. It turns out that GPS is useless when you’re taking an ego trip. So I went deep into the archives for a show that, sadly, is as relevant today as it was a few years ago. Maybe more. Of course, I added a few cautionary tales to the Ego Trip itinerary, and a few of these trips don’t exactly come in for a soft 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 Hixson  /  “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 “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO LAZINESS” (6.1.19)

1 Jun

I was feeling too lazy to come up with a theme for this week until I suddenly realized that I…well, I’m sure you’re way ahead of me now so I’ll stop there.  Below is the playlist of the laziest songs, laziest excuses, and laziest fantasies I could squeeze into two hours, though I’m sure you’ll agree that lazy is definitely not a word that applies to any of the singers and musicians. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • BIDIN’ MY TIME  /  Nat Cole  /  “Let’s Face The Music”
  • I’M LAZY THAT’S ALL  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Sentimental Streak”
  • LAZY DAY  /  Tony Bennett  /  “With Love”
  • AIN’T DOIN’ BAD DOIN’ NOTHIN’  /  Barbara Lusch  /  “Barbara Lusch”
  • UP A LAZY RIVER  /  The Mills Brothers & Count Basie  /  “The Board Of Directors”
  • LAZYBONES  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Sister Orchid”
  • NICE AND EASY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice & Easy”
  • WHAT’S WRONG WITH BEING LAZY  /  Jean Laughlin  /  “Miracle Of Life”
  • SITTIN’ ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY  /  Otis Redding  /  “The Best Of Otis Redding”
  • LAZY AFTERNOON  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Lazy Afternoon”
  • THE FISHIN’ HOLE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Andy Griffith  /  “American Originals”
  • TOO DARN HOT  /  Deborah Lippman  /  “Nightingale”       
  • SMALL DAY TOMORROW  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • THE LAZIEST GAL IN TOWN  /  Nina Simone  /  “Broadway-Blues-Ballads”
  • EASY DOES IT  /  Marina The Kats  /  “Wild”
  • YOU CAN COUNT ON ME  /  Mose Allison  /  “Wild Man On The Loose”
  • GONE FOR THE DAY  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Lonely Woman”
  • DAYDREAM  /  The Lovin’ Spoonful  /  “Daydream”
  • DAY DREAM  /  Sarah  Vaughan  /  Sarah Vaughan Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • LAZY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Marilyn Monroe  /  “The Magic Of Marilyn”
  • SUNDAY IN NEW YORK  /  Mel Torme  /  “Hollywood Swing & Jazz”
  • FEELIN’ GROOVY  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow & The Metropole Orch.  /  “Clear Day”
  • EASY DOES IT  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “Night Train”
  • LIFE IN THE SLOW LANE  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story?”
  • CANOE  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • LAZIN’ AROUND WITH YOU  /  Kate Reid  /  “The Heart Already Knows”
  • GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE  /  Paul Jost  /  “Simple Life”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “GOOD VS EVIL” (9.8.18)

9 Sep

In the past, Turntable For One has taken on the toughest questions and found a way, sometimes skillfully, usually not, of trivializing them all. This week was no different – but the show did swing like crazy.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL  /  Ray Charles  /  “The Genius Of Ray Charles”
  • IT’S A GOOD DAY  /  Emilie Mover  /  “Sings Peggy Lee”
  • I THINK IT’S GOING TO RAIN TODAY  /  Norah Jones  /  “Higher Ground”
  • I’VE GOT IT BAD AND THAT AIN’T GOOD  /  Nat Cole  /  “Nat King Cole Sings George Shearing Plays”
  • EVIL GAL BLUES  /  Sinne Eeg & Thomas Fonnesbaek  /  “Eeg Fonnesbaek”
  • THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY  /  Mads Tolling & The Mad Men  /  “Playing The 60s”
  • MR. KICKS  /  Gregory Generet  /  “2 OF A Kind”
  • DEVIL MAY CARE  /  Diana Krall  /  “When I Look In Your Eyes”
  • I WANT TO BE EVIL  /  Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings  /  “Groovin’”
  • SNEAKING AROUND  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Dolly Parton & Burt Reynolds  /  “The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas”
  • BAD INFLUENCE  /  Joe Coughlin  /  “Low Down West Broadway”
  • WHY IS A GOOD MAN SO HARD TO FIND  /  Linda Carone  /  “Black Moonlight”
  • HOW TO TURN A BAD MAN GOOD  /  Laura Hall  /  “’Prisoner Of Vegas’ Unreleased Demo”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Tony Bennett & Sheryl Crow m /  “Playin’ With My Friends”
  • HELP A GOOD GIRL GO BAD  /  Gail Pettis  /  “May I Come In?”
  • GOOD BAIT  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • BORN UNDER A BAD SIGN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Homer Simpson  /  “The Simpsons Sing The Blues”
  • NO GOOD MAN  /  Nina Simone  /  “Forbidden Fruit”
  • NO GOOD MAN  /  Ellen Doty  /  “Gold”
  • HARD HEARTED HANNAH  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Shirley Horn With Friends”
  • LOVE IS FOR THE VERY YOUNG  /  Stan Getz & The Boston Pops  /  “Stan Getz & Arthur Fiedler at Tanglewood”
  • EVERYBODY THINKS YOU’RE AN ANGEL  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Way of The World”
  • I MARRIED AN ANGEL  /  Debra Blaquiere  /  “Little Wing”
  • TELL ME THE TRUTH  /  Roseanna Vitro  /  “Tell Me The Truth”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MISS YOU, MR. MERCER” (5.26.18)

28 May

This week, almost on the anniversary of his death, I barely scratched the surface of Johnny Mercer’s 1400 songs.  A valiant effort, a daunting task, but a couple hours of great music.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MISS YOU MR. MERCER  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • DAY IN DAY OUT  /  Nat King Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Johnny Mercer Songbook”
  • THE DAYS OF WINE & ROSES  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Live At The Bugle Boy”
  • JEEPERS CREEPERS  /  Julius LaRosa  /  “Julius LaRosa”
  • COME RAIN OR COME SHINE/  Nancy LaMott  /  “Come Rain Or Come Shine”
  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Sammy Davis & Count Basie  /  “Our Shining Hour”
  • TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS  /  Helen Merrill  /  “Casa Forte”
  • WHATCHA MA CALL IT  /  Johnny Mercer  /  “Moon River”
  • EMILY  /  Bill Evans Trio  /  “Turn Out The Stars”
  • SATIN DOLL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  The Coasters  /  “Johnny Mercer Covers”
  • MY NEW CELEBRITY IS YOU  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • TRAV’LIN’ LIGHT  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving me Crazy”
  • LAURA  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Portrait of Kevin Mahogany”
  • LAZYBONES  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Sister Orchid”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  Jazzmeia Horn  /  “A Social Call”
  • DREAM  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ringo Starr  /  “Sentimental Journey”
  • WHEN OCTOBER GOES  /  Barry Manilow  /  “2:00 AM Paradise Café”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Bye Bye Blackbird”
  • DRINKING AGAIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The World We Knew”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Tony DeSare  /  “One For My Baby”
  • SKYLARK  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • AND SO TO BED  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “John Pizzarelli Salutes Johnny Mercer”
  •  PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “NEVER SAY NEVER” – AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST (RERUN) (3.31.18)

2 Apr

If there’s a rule about an exception to every rule, doesn’t that mean there must be a rule with no exception? Think about that as you look down the list of singers and songs helping me to break one of the tiresome rules I’ve heard my whole life – Never Say Never! Really? You try singing these songs without singing that word.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I NEVER LOVED ANYONE  /  Carol Sloane  /  “We’ll Meet Again”
  • I’LL NEVER BE THE SAME  /  Anna Sise  /  “But Beautiful”
  • NEVERTHELESS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice ‘N’ Easy”
  • NOW OR NEVER  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “The Best Of Love Songs”
  • IF WE NEVER MEET AGAIN  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. Lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • THE MIDNIGHT SUN WILL NEVER SET  /  Quincy Jones  /  “I Dig Dancers”
  • NEVER LET ME GO  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Never Let Me Go”
  • I’VE NEVER BEEN I LOVE BEFORE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ethan Hawke  /  “Born To Be Blue Soundtrack”
  • I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN  /  Rigmor Gustafsson & Jacky Terrasson Trio  /  “Close To You”
  • IF I NEVER GET TO PARIS  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Gin Fizz Fandango”
  • NEVER MAKE YOU MOVE TOO SOON  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Bill Henderson Live At The Vic”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Helen Merrill  /  “Live At Nalen”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Accentuate The Positive”
  • ONE NEVER KNOWS, DOES ONE?  /  Lily Frost  /  “Too Hot For Words”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant  /  “Dreams & Daggers”
  • I’LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN  /  Laila Biali  /  “Live In Concert”
  • YOU’LL NEVER KNOW  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Nat King Cole: The Ultimate Edition”
  • THE TWELFTH OF NEVER  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At Carnegie Hall”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Art Blakey  /  “Kyoto”
  • I NEVER MEANT TO HURT YOU  /  Audrey Martin  /  “Living Room”
  • THE PEOPLE THAT YOU NEVER GET TO LOVE  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “The People That You Never Get To Love”
  • 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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