Tag Archives: Nicky Schrire


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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18 Nov

Is it really possible to do two things at once and give each your full attention? What? What was I saying? Am I typing or talking to myself?

Fortunately, all of the singers and musicians on this week’s show are adept, if not masterful, at multi-tasking and making it all swing. 


 SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EXACTLY LIKE YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina At Town Hall”
  • EAST ST. LOUIS TOODLE-OO/DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “Rockin’ In Rhythm”
  • ALL THAT I NEED IS LOVE  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Worrisome Heart”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Rahsaan Roland Kirk & Al Hibbler  /  “A Meeting Of The Times”
  • HERE COMES THE SUN  /  Nicky Schrire  /  “Time And Space”
  • WHAT IS THERE TO SAY  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • SO AND SO  /  Holly Cole  /  “Don’t Smoke In Bed”
  • TWO FOR THE ROAD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  George Shearing  /  “Two For The Road”
  • ELUM  /  Major Holley  /  “Mule” 
  • IN THE NAME OF LOVE  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Silver Morning”
  • I’M GOING TO LAUGH YOU RIGHT OUT OF MY LIFE  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • I WISH YOU LOVE  /  Enrico Granafei  /  “Alone And Together”
  • LITTLE FLY  /  Esperanza Spaulding  /  “Chamber Music Society”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)