Tag Archives: Pamela Luss


1 Nov

It’s that time again, time when ghastly, ghostly white apparitions appear. The living dead, their eyes open but unseeing, their mouths moving but they say nothing. I know, I just described the U.S. Senate, but that’s not what the show was about this week. I served up a bobbing bucket full of great ghoulish songs at the annual Turntable for One Halloween party! And, best of all, I got to play my favorite game. When Trick Or Treaters came to the door, I got to guess who they were dressed up to be and give them an appropriate song. (Professional tip: This also saves a ton of money on candy.) 

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

  • HALLOWEEN SPOOKS  /  Lambert, Hendricks, And Ross  /  “The Hottest Group In Jazz”
  • SPOOKY  /  Anne Farnsworth  /  “Sealed With A Kiss”
  • (Mark Zuckerberg)  /  I WANT TO BE EVIL  /  Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings  /  “Groovin’”
  • I PUT A SPELL ON YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “I Put A Spell On You”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ultimate Sinatra”
  • (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)  /  YOU’RE GONNA HEAR FROM ME  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Confessions”
  • (Joe Biden)  /  WHAT DID I HAVE THAT I DON’T HAVE NOW  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Great Songs From Stage & Screen”
  • BEWITCHED  /  Pamela Luss & Houston Person  /  “Bewitched”
  • JEEPERS CREEPERS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Hayley  Mills  /.  “Let’s Get Together With Hayley Mills”
  • DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD  /  Lou Levy  /  “I’m Old Fashioned”
  • (Krysten Sinema & Joe Manchin)  /  UNDECIDED  /  Cyrille Aimee & New Orleans Jazz Orchestra  /  “Petite Fleur”
  • I’M JUST A HUNGRY MAN  /  Mark Winkler  /  “I’m Just A Hungry Man”
  • HAUNTED HEART  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “Hearts And Minds”
  • CANDY  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • (Marjorie Taylor Greene)  /  YOUR MIND IS ON VACATION  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend: Live In California”
  • I’D RATHER BE BURNED AS A WITCH  /  Rene Marie  /  “I Wanna Be Evil”
  • I’M LIKE A NEW BROOM  /  Jonathan Schwartz  /  “Alone Together”
  • COME FLY WITH ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love”
  • (Kamala Harris)  /  IT’S KIND OF LONESOME OUT TONIGHT  /  Anais Reno  /  “Lovesome Thing”
  • THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  Tony Bennett & Dave Brubeck  /  “Bennett & Brubeck: The White House Sessions”
  • THE HOUSE IS HAUNTED  /  Holly Cole  /  “Holly Cole”
  • I DON’T STAND A GHOST OF A CHANCE WITH YOU  /  Count Basie  /  “Basic Basie”
  • GHOST OF YESTERDAY  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • A LITTLE TASTE  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Confession”
  • (Liz Cheney)  /  BY MYSELF  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Let Yourself Go”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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28 Oct

I think I gave out more treats than tricks during the annual Turntable For One Halloween Party. And when a few people showed up at the door in costumes, I played some songs especially for them.


SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HALLOWEEN SPOOKS  Lambert, Hendricks, And Ross  /  “The Hottest New Group In Jazz”
  • DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Halloween Jazz”
  • CANDY  /  Nat King Cole  / “After Midnight”
  • I PUT A SPELL ON YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “I Put A Spell On You”
  • (Sarah Huckabee Sanders Costume)  /  TALK TO ME BABY  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Quintessential Cleo”
  • WHISTLING PAST THE GRAVEYARD  /  Holly Cole  /  “Night”
  • WHISTLING AWAY THE DARK  /  Champian Fulton Trio  /  “Sometimes I’m Happy”
  • (Vladimir Putin Costume)  /  I’VE GOT YOU NUMBER  /  Marc Pompe  /  “Monk’s Dream”
  • BEWITCHED  /  Pamela Luss  /  “At The Jazz Standard”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Robert Palmer  /  “Ridin’ High”
  • (Steve Mnuchen, Ryan Zinke, Tom Price Costumes)  /  COME FLY WITH ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Fly With Me”
  • THE HOUSE IS HAUNTED  /  Lisa Lindsley  /  “Long After Midnight”
  • THIS OLD HOUSE IS HAUNTED  /  Andy Scott  /  “Angels”
  •  (Melania Trump Costume)  WHEN I’M 64  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY  /  Bob James  /  “Bold Conceptions”
  • (Bill Cosby Costume)  /  LOVE POTION #9  /  Ron Boustead  /  “Unlikely Valentine:
  • SPOOKY  /  Anne Farnsworth  /  “Sealed With A Kiss”
  • (A Cat Knocks On The Door)  /  YOUR CAT PLAYS PIANO  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Jazz & Other Four-Letter Words”
  • I AM A CAT  /  Laura Nyro  /  “Smile”
  • (Robert Mueller Costume)  /  I’VE GOT MY EYES ON YOU  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “Good Night & Good Luck”
  • THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Fallen Angels”
  • DON’T STAND A GHOST OF A CHANCE  /  Wild Bill Davis & Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis  /  “Live in Chateauneuf-du-Pape”
  • GHOST OF YESTERDAY  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • (Harry Potter Costume)  /  IT’S MAGIC  /  James Brown  /  “Soul On Top”
  • HAUNTED HEART  /  Renee Fleming & Fred Hersch  /  “Haunted Heart”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Sally Mayes  /  “Our Private World”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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29 Oct

Don’t you love Halloween traditions? Like songs about ghosts and witches and spells; and hurricanes that change the geography of the East Coast and turn off the electricity for at least a week. I prefer the tradition of killing people with a tossed handful of flour rather than with hurricanes. Let’s cancel this modern-day tradition for next year, okay?

Don’t know for certain if there will be a live show this coming Saturday. Watch this space for updates.

And while you’re here, click on Thanksgiving Show to see if you’d like to make a musical contribution to the show. 

TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title  

  • HALLOWEEN SPOOKS  /  Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross  /  “The Hottest New Group In Jazz”
  • I DON’T STAND A GHOST OF A CHANCE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Fine And Mellow”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • I PUT A SPELL ON YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  I Put A Spell On You”
  • DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD  /  Lillie Kae  /  “I’m Glad There Is You”
  • NOT WHILE I’M AROUND  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirting With Twilight”
  • GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Peggy Lee  /  “The Early Years”
  • HAUNTED HEART  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “Hearts and Minds”
  • BEWITCHED, BOTHERED, AND BEWILDERED  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Concert Sinatra”
  • BEWITCHED  /  Pamela Luss  /  “Live At The Jazz Standard”
  • THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Clint Eastwood Presents: Johnny Mercer”
  • WHISTLING AWAY THE DARK   /Henry Mancini/Monica Mancini  /  “Ultimate Mancini”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)