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PLAYLIST FOR “TOWN & COUNTRY” (2.6.21)

7 Feb

Remember the story we were taught when we were little? It was the story of the country mouse, cautious and practical, and the city mouse, worldly and sophisticated. I know my teachers were trying to teach us to be like the common sense country mouse. And I was never able to convince them that the two mice would be indistinguishable when caught in a sticky trap. And so the debate about which is better – living in the country or living in the city – has gone on and on and on. And it went on during my show, too. Did I throw light on this debate or just throw shade? Did I answer the questions or question the answers? Really? You gotta be kidding. I just tried to fill two hours with songs about the city and songs about the country. Plus a shout-out to the Super Bowl cities. (I let Gloria Estefan represent Florida because I can’t think of a single song about FL or any of its cities I want to hear.)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SURREY WITH THE FRINGE ON TOP  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summer Time”
  • SUNDAY IN NEW YORK  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Hello Dolly To Goodbye Charlie”
  • IT’S SO PEACEFUL IN THE COUNTRY  /  Meredith d’Ambrosio  /  “Another Time”
  • IN A NEW YORK MINUTE  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Songs Were Made To Sing”
  • THE GREAT CITY  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “No Regrets”
  • THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE  /  Nikki Parrott  /  “From New York To Paris”
  • COUNTRY GIRL  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • MOUNTAIN GREENERY  /  Claire Teal  /  “Orsino’s Songs”
  • LIVE IN A CONDO  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “Moonshadow Dance”
  • APRIL IN PARIS  /  Sammy Davis & Count Basie  /  “Our Shining Hour”
  • PARIS AU MOIS DE SEPTEMBRE  /  Avalon Jazz Band w/ Tatiana Eva-Marie  /  “Paris”
  • PARKER’S MOOD/KANSAS CITY  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Another Time Another Place”
  • I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HIS FACE  /  Gloria Estefan  /  “The Standards”
  • OH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING  /  James Taylor  /  “Other Covers”
  • ANOTHER HUNDRED PEOPLE  /  Patti Lupone  /  “Don’t Monkey With Broadway”
  • ANOTHER HUNDRED LYRICS  /  Liz Callaway  /  “The Essential Liz Callaway”
  • AUTUMN IN NEW YORK  /  Chet Baker  /  “The Touch of Your Lips”
  • CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’  /  Diana Krall  /  “Wallflower”
  • SWEET KENTUCKY HAM  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “Secret Heart”
  • THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “A Fine Romance”
  • LONELY TOWN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Where Are You?”
  • NEW YORK STATE OF MIND  /  Nancy Kelly  /  Born To Swing”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY, NAT COLE!” (9.21.19)

21 Sep

Nat Cole would be 100 years old this year if he hadn’t died when he was 45. I suppose I should say something about how his music has lived on or how his legacy has lived on or how he has influenced so many singers and pianists. But, really, I just wanted to play some music I wanted to hear. In other words, it was business as usual at Turntable For One. But I was surprised to find so many tribute albums and pleased to include some from singers in Sweden, Belgium, and Mexico. Also gave a 100th birthday shout-out to George Shearing. But I don’t think he was listening.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • LET THERE BE LOVE  /  Nat Cole & George Shearing  /  “Nat King Cole Sings & George Shearing Plays”
  • ERRAND GIRL FOR RHYTHM  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For you”
  • I’M NOT MY BROTHER, I’M ME  /  Freddy Cole  /  “I’m Not My Brother, I’m Me”
  • THE SUNDAY THAT SUMMER  /  Nicolas Bearde  /  “I Remember You”
  • THE MAN ON THE LITTLE WHITE KEYS  /  Nat Cole Trio  /  “The Trouble With Me Is You”
  • IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON  /  Claes Janson  /  “Nat Cole Forever”
  • I NEVER HAD A CHANCE  /  Hugh Coltman  /  “Shadows – Songs Of Nat King Cole”
  • LET’S MAKE MORE LOVE  /  Nat Cole  /  “Extraordinary”
  • AVALON  /  Nat Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • AVALON  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Unforgettable”
  • SWEET LORRAINE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “With Respect To Nat”
  • ROUTE 66  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “Nat Cole Songbook”
  • LATE LATE SHOW  /  Nat Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR YOU  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “For Centennial Reasons”
  • L-O-V-E (In German)  /  Nat King Cole  /  “International Nat King Cole”
  • THE SOUL OF NAT KING COLE  /  Yannick Bovy  /  “Celebrates Nat King Cole”
  • STRAIGHTEN UP AND FLY RIGHT  /  Ori Dagan & Sheila Jordan  /  “Nathaniel” A Tribute To Nat King Cole”
  • THIS WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Take A Look”
  • LITTLE GIRL  /  Maurice Hines  /  “To Nat King Cole With Love”
  • DON’T BLAME ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ike Cole  /  “Tribute To His Brother”
  • SHE’S FUNNY THAT WAY  /  Nat Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • I CAN’T SEE FOR LOOKIN’  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “You’ll Never Know”
  • BALLERINA  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat “King” Cole & Me”
  • I GOT IT BAD AND THAT AIN’T GOOD  /  Nat King Cole & George Shearing  /  “Nat King Cole Sings & George Shearing Plays”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Allan Harris  /  “Long Live The King”
  • SMILE  /  Dannah Garay  /  “From You…to You: Remembering Nat King Cole”
  • THE SONG IS ENDED  /  Nat Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • UNFORGETTABLE  /  Nat Cole & Natalie Cole  /  “Unforgettable”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SEASON FINALE 2019 – SUMMER LISTENING ASSIGNMENTS” (6.29.19)

30 Jun

Turntable For One is on hiatus until August 31st. So, as I always do on the final program, I gave out summer listening assignments for July and August. Plus, as I also always do, I talked about the ice cream treats I’ll be serving on my summer job on a wandering ice cream truck.

On the menu this year: 20 different ice creams in one bowl. Last year I called it the Kitchen Sink sundae; this year: the Democratic debate sundae.

Last year I sold the classic orange sherbet treat, the skyrocket. This year I’m testing something new and explosive: Little Skyrocket Man.

How about a Polar Icecap sundae? (Which is really just a glass of warm water.)

New this year: the Bill Barr Milkshake – you can order it but it will never show up.

I’m trying out a new combination of mint and peach ice creams – I’m hoping peach-mint really catches on this summer.

Don’t forget about The Infrastructure Sundae – a combination of Rocky Road ice cream and crumbled bridge mix.

A green reminder: When you’re done with your ice cream, pass your spoon on to the next customer. (Hey – either you believe in recycling or you don’t!) 

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SOME OF THESE DAYS  /  Rebekah Victoria  /  “Songs Of The Decades”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  Jesse Belvin  /  “Mr. Easy”
  • I’M OLD FASHIONED  /  Gretje Angell  /  “In Any Key”
  • PURE IMAGINATION  /  John Doakes  /  “True Love”
  • IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE  /  Sarah McKenzie  /  “Secrets Of My Heart”
  • MAYBE I’M IN LOVE  /  Marina & The Kats  /  “Swingsalabim”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • I WON’T DANCE  /  Yamit Lemoine  /  “Ain’t Misbehavin’”
  • INTO EACH LIFE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • I CRIED FOR YOU  /  Ellen Andersson  /  ’S’Wonderful”
  • MANHATTAN  /  Nikki Parrott  /  “From New York To Paris”
  • GOING UPTOWN  /  Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Swing Out”
  • AGAIN  /  Nancy Kelly  /  “Remembering Mark Murphy”
  • AGAIN  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • YOU IRRITATE ME  /  Carla Starkie  /  “New Dawn”
  • TAKE A BITE  /  Margaret Whiting  /  “The Lady’s In Love With You”
  • THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bernie Sanders  /  “We Shall Overcome”
  • FIRE  /  The Ault Sisters  /  “Sisters In Song”
  • WHERE DO YOU GO?  /  Stan Getz Quartet  /  “Getz At The Gate”
  • THE MAN WITH THE HORN  /  Calabria Foti  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • DON’T LIKE GOODBYES  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • SIGNING OFF  /  Helen Merrill  /  “You’ve Got A Date With The Blues”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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