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PLAYLIST FOR “LET’S TALK ABOUT ME” (12.8.18)

9 Dec

Last night’s show was all about me – no, it’s not what you’re thinking. Check out the song titles and you’ll see that the show was all about “me,” not me. Although since I chose all the songs and all the singers myself, wasn’t the show really all about me? If anyone isn’t utterly confused yet, write to me. I’m sure I can fix that. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ALL OF ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Swing Easy!”
  • IT’S ALL RIGHT WITH ME  /  Cassandra McKinley  /  “Right In Front Of You”
  • COME FLY WITH ME  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “One More For The Road”
  • COME DANCE WITH ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • LET’S TALK ABOUT ME  /  Hot Club Sandwich  /  “Café Matrix”
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Sister Orchid”
  • WAIT FOR ME  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • PLEASE CONSIDER ME  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • ME AND MY SHADOW  /  Jeff Goldblum, Sarah Silverman, Till bronner  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • LOVER COME BACK TO ME  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Gypsy In My Soul”
  • LUCKY TO BE ME  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Lucky to Be Me”
  • HOLD ME HOLD ME HOLD ME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings Comden & Green”
  • CHASE ME  /  Erroll Garner  /  “Ready Take One”
  • HE NEEDS ME  /  Nina Simone  /  “Mood Indigo”
  • MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • THE BEST THING FOR YOU  /  Nat Cole  /  “Tell Me All About Yourself”
  • TREAT ME NICE  /  Marina & The Kats  /  “Wild”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Danny DeVito  /  “Living Out Loud”
  • TALK TO ME  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Inspiring Love”
  • JUST YOU, JUST ME  /  Hetty Kate  /  “Comes Love”
  • MEET ME AT NO SPECIAL PLACE  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles: Live In London”
  • MEET ME AT THE FOUNTAIN  /  Cody Owen Stine & Marissa McGowan  /  (Live Performance)
  • BUT NOT FOR ME  /  Ahmad Jamal  /  “At The Pershing”
  • LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • DON’T WORRY ‘BOUT ME  /  Kurt Elling & Count Basie  /  “All About The Basie”
  • DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “The Very Thought Of You”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Bennett Sings Ellington/Hot & Cool”
  • SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME  /  Fran Jeffries  /  “This Is Fran Jeffries”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine 

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PLAYLIST FOR “HALLOWEEN PARTY 2018” (10.27.18)

28 Oct

Time for my annual Halloween party with haunting melodies sung by some of my favorite ghosts and others. Another Turntable For One tradition: trick or treaters coming to the door dressed in celebrity costumes and me handing out appropriate songs to them (since I’ve usually eaten all of the Halloween candy by then). This year, because of the truly scary and horrible events of Saturday and the past week(s), I started with a special Nina Simone song I’d play if the poor battered and beleaguered world came to my door. Nina recorded that song in 1968. Why is it still so heartbreakingly relevant today?

(Costume)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone And Piano”
  • HALLOWEEN SPOOKS  /  Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross  /  “The Hottest New Group In Jazz”
  • THE HOUSE IS HAUNTED  /  Lisa Lindsley  /  “Long After Midnight”
  • (TV Weather Reporters)  /  SINGING IN THE RAIN  /  Paul Jost  /  “Breaking Through”
  • IN MY SOLITUDE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Sophisticated Lady”
  • (Kanye West)  /  TWISTED  /  Lambert, Hendricks, And Ross  /  “The Hottest New Group In Jazz”
  • DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD  /  Lillie Kae  /  “I’m Glad There’s You”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • (Alexa)  /  CANDY  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Nelson Eddy  /  “Ghost Riders In The Sky”
  • I PUT A SPELL ON YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “I Put A Spell On you”
  • (Edgar Allan Poe)  /  BYE BYE BLACKBIRD  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • LULLABY OF BIRDLAND  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At Zardi’s”
  • (Robert Mueller)  /  I’VE GOT MY EYES ON YOU  /  Fred Astaire  /  “The Special Magic of Fred Astaire”
  • GHOST OF YESTERDAY  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • (Hillary Clinton)  /  HOW CAN I MISS YOU (WHEN YOU DON’T GO AWAY)  /  Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks  /  “Original Recordings”
  • BEWITCHED  /  Pamela Luss  /  “Bewitched & Witchcraft”
  • HAUNTED HOUSE  /  Andy Scott  /  “Angels”
  • (Ruth Bader Ginsburg)  /  CERTIFIED SENIOR CITIZEN  /  Nancy Stearns  /  “A Wish”
  • THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  Tony Bennett & Dave Brubeck  /  “Bennett & Brubeck: The White House Session”
  • I DON’T STAND A GHOST OF A CHANCE WITH YOU  /  Yusef Lateef  /  “Relax Jazz”
  • YOU ARE THERE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • WHISTLING AWAY THE DARK  /  Wesla Whitfield  /  “Livin’ On Love”
  • WHISTLING PAST THE GRAVEYARD  /  Holly Cole  /  “Night”
  • (Joe Biden & Bernie Sanders)  /  I’LL BE AROUND  /  Willie Nelson  /  “My Way”
  • HAUNTED HEART  /  Kate McGarry  /  “Easy To Love”
  • I SEE YOUR FACE BEFORE ME  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “GETTING IN TOUCH WITH OUR FEELINGS” (10.13.18)

13 Oct

I tried to get in touch with my feelings the other day but it went straight to voice mail. So I did the next best thing: I ignored my own problems and played a lot of songs about other peoples’ feelings. Do you feel me?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD OR Album Title

  • I FEEL A SONG COMING ON  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson  /  “Two’s Company”
  • FEELIN’ GROOVY  /  Rachael MacFarlane  /  “Halley Sings”
  • YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG  /  Frank Sinatra & Charles Aznavour  /  “Duets”
  • RUNNING WILD  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries And Champagne”
  • I FEEL PRETTY  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Sassy Swings The Tivoli”
  • I FEEL SO SMOOCHIE  /  Kurt Elling  /  “This Time It’s Love”
  • STRANGE FEELING  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • THERE’S NO YOU  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Lazy Afternoon”
  • LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bjork  /  “Debut”
  • SOMETHIN’ LIKE LOVE  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • I WISH I KNEW HOW IT WOULD FEEL TO BE FREE  /  Nora Germain & Miles Jensen  /  “Duets Volume 2”
  • FEELING GOOD  /  Nina Simone  /  “I Put A Spell On You”
  • CAN’T GET OUT OF THIS MOOD  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • CAN’T STOP THE FEELING  /  Judith Owen  /  “Rediscovered”
  • HOW DOES IT FEEL  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “You’ll Never Know”
  • LIKE A ROLLING STONE  /  Janet Planet  /  “Janet Planet Sings The Bob Dylan Songbook”
  • THAT OLD FEELING  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Triplicate”
  • YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE A NATURAL WOMAN  /  Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, Gloria Estefan  /  “Jewels In The Crown”
  • EVER HAVE THE FEELING?  /  Jimmy Durante
  • THE FEELING OF JAZZ  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “The People That You Never Get To Love”
  • I HAVE THE FEELING I’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE  /  Tom Campbell  /  “Easy Chair Jazz”
  • IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING  /  Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz  /  “The Girl From Ipanema: The Bossa Nova Years”
  • TWO FOR THE ROAD  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “I’m With The Band”
  • JOHANNA  /  Bernadette Peters  /  “Live At Carnegie Hall”
  • SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD  /  Jimmy Scott  /  “The Source”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “FULL MOON RISING” (9.22.18)

22 Sep

I dedicated this week’s show to the upcoming full moon because it’s said that the full moon has an interrupting effect on human sleep patterns. I’ll do anything to try to keep my audience awake. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MOONDANCE  /  Van Morrison  /  “The Best Of Van Morrison Vol. 3”
  • MOONGLOW  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Solitude”
  • OLD DEVIL MOON  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “As I Remember It”
  • NO MOON AT ALL  /  Sara Gazarek & Josh Nelson  /  “Dream In Blue”
  • FLY ME TO THE MOON  /  Willie Nelson  /  “My Way”
  • MELANCHOLY MOON  /  Monica Munro  /  “Down To The River”
  • MOON-FACED & STARRY EYED  /  The Hi-Lo’s  /  “All That Jazz”
  • HOW HIGH THE MOON  /  Count Basie  /  “Count Basie & His Orchestra In London”
  • SONG ABOUT THE MOON  /  Alexis Cole  /  “Dazzling Blue”
  • WHAT A LITTLE MOONLIGHT CAN DO  /  Janet Planet  /  “Get Happy”
  • HELLO YOUNG LOVERS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  James Darren  /  “The Best Of James Darren”
  • DESTINATION MOON  /  Dinah Washington  /  Dinah ‘62”
  • MOONLIGHT SERENADE  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirting With Twilight”
  • HARVEST MOON  /  Cassandra Wilson  /  “New Moon Daughter”
  • SHINE ON HARVEST MOON  /  Jimmy Rushing & Dave Brubeck  /  “Brubeck & Rushing”
  • IN THE EVNING BY THE MOONLIGHT  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina At Newport”
  • IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • FORGET ABOUT THE MOONLIGHT  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “When You Make Me Smile”
  • OH YOU CRAZY MOON  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • I WANT TO TURN OUT MY LIGHT  /  April Barrows  /  “My Dream Is You”
  • MOON AND SAND  /  Kenny Burrell  /  “Guitar Forms”
  • POLKA DOTS & MOONBEAMS  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Sassy Swings The Tivoli”
  • MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Fly With Me”
  • IN THE GLOW OF THE MOON  /  Dena DeRose  /  “A Walk In The Park”
  • MOON RIVER  /  Gavin Hope  /  “For All We Know”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LADIES NIGHT AT TURNTABLE FOR ONE” (9.15.18)

15 Sep

All kinds of songs featuring lady in the title or lyrics and wonderful ladies singing them – although, since this is America, women sang only 77% of the songs. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • OH, LADY BE GOOD  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At The Opera House”
  • THE LADY’S IN LOVE WITH YOU  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • THE LADY WANTS TO KNOW  /  Laura Fygi  /  “The Lady Wants To Know”
  • WILD WOMEN DON’T HAVE THE BLUES  /  Cecile McLoren Salvant  /  “Dreams And Daggers”
  • FOR MY LADY  /  The Real Group w/ Toots Thielemans  /  “One For All”
  • THE GAL FROM JOE’S  /  Simone  /  “Simone On Simone”
  • LITTLE GIRL BLUE  /  Nina Simone  /  “Mood Indigo”
  • LADY IN RED  /  The Hi-Lo’s  /  “And All That Jazz”
  • FOOLIN’ MYSELF  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Audra McDonald  /  “Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill”
  • LADY SINGS THE BLUES  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady Sings The Blues”
  • GIRLS WERE MADE TO TAKE CARE OF BOYS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “The Complete Commodore/Decca Masters”
  • SHOW ME  /  Wesla Whitfield  /  “Beautiful Love”
  • I HOLD YOUR HAND IN MINE  /  Tom Lehrer  /  “The Old Dope Peddler”
  • THE LADY IS A TRAMP  /  Patti Page  /  “In The Land Of HiFi”
  • HE’S A TRAMP  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “Everybody Wants To Ba A Cat”
  • BIG DISCOUNT  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Some Of That Sunshine”
  • LUCK BE A LADY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Standing Room Only”
  • LAY LADY LAY  /  The Brothers And Sisters  /  “Dylan’s Gospel”
  • LADY CHATTERLEY’S MOTHER  /  Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Orchestra  /  “At The Village Vanguard”
  • LADY BIRD  /  Cassia DeMayo  /  “Heart, We Will Forget Him”
  • SOPHISTICATED LADY  /  Alison Fraser  /  “Tennessee Williams” Words & Music”
  • LADIES WHO LUNCH  /  Elaine Stritch  /  “Company – Original Broadway Cast”
  • MAIDS OF CADIZ  /  Miles Davis  /  Miles Ahead
  • LOSING MY MIND  /  Marin Mazzie  /  “Sondheim! The Birthday Celebration”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOOD BYE  /  Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek to Cheek”
  • 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
  • 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 “GRADUATION DAY” (6.16.18)

16 Jun

How about 2 hours of intelligent and coherent and compact commencement speeches and graduation messages without having to sit in the sun and wait two hour to see your kid walk across the stage and graduate in 15 seconds? Don’t try to thank me. Just doing my job. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • ON A CLEAR DAY  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live At Laren Jazz Festival 1975”
  • SWINGING ON A STAR  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Playground”
  • TAKE A BITE  /  Margaret Whiting  /  “The Lady’s In Love With You!”
  • THIS FUNNY WORLD  /  Ian Shaw  /  “Taking It To Hart”
  • BITTER WITH THE SWEET  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • MR. KICKS  /  Gregory Generet  /  “2 OF A Kind”
  • YOU KNOW WHO!  /  Amy Cervini  /  “No One Ever Tells You”
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Merry Go Round”
  • YOUNG AT HEART  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Peggy March  /  “Get Happy”
  • BIG BAD WORLD  /  The Real Group  /  “Commonly Unique”
  • EVERYBODY SAYS DON’T  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • WHERE DO YOU GO  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson  /  “Two’s Company”
  • I’M NOT TALKING  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles”
  • WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Dreams In Apartments”
  • EV’RYBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “My Kind of Broadway”
  • THE GREAT CITY  /  Lauren Henderson  /  “Armame”
  • HOUSE OF GOLD  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • SPARKLE AND SHINE  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bill Nighy   /  “Arthur Christmas Soundtrack”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • STAY HIP  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Jazz & Other Four-Letter Words”
  • THROW IT AWAY  /  Mollie O’Brien  /  “Things I Gave Away”
  • LISTEN HERE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Dave Frishberg Classics”
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • SACK FULL OF DREAMS  /  Mark Murphy  /  “September Ballads”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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