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PLAYLIST FOR “MUSICAL COMFORT FOOD” (1.9.21)

10 Jan

Well, that didn’t take very long, 2021. You went from an exhilarating high on Tuesday to an abysmal low on Wednesday. In utter disbelief of  events we all were watching, I looked for a modicum of solace, peace, and even hope from a familiar source: comfort food – ice cream, mashed potatoes, peanut butter on matzoh. And this week on the show, instead of an ironic theme, I decided just to share some of my go-to musical comfort food – songs and musicians I turn to when I need them most. And, boy, I really needed them this week.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • TROUBLE IN MIND  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina At Newport”
  • I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • I LOVE THE WAY YOU’RE BREAKING MY HEART  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • EMILY  /  Stan Getz & Bill Evans  /  “But Beautiful”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Kandace Springs & Norah Jones  /  “The Women Who Raised Me”
  • SOMETIME WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy & The Metropole Orchestra  /  “The Dream”
  • I’LL BE LONG GONE  /  Cold Blood  /  “Thriller”
  • ORDINARY FOOL  /  Ray Brown Jr. & Paul Williams  /  “Friends & Family”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old New Borrowed, And The Blues”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Shawn Colvin  /  “Stormy Weather”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • A LAZY AFTERNOON  /  Shirley Horn  /  “A Lazy Afternoon”
  • BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “Tribute”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • GEORGIA ON MY MIND  /  Dave Brubeck Quartet  /  “Ballads”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC  /  Mel Torme  /  “At Marty’s”
  • TWO FOR THE ROAD  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “I’m With The Band”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HOW TO MAKE YOURSELF MISERABLE” (10.22.16) AN ARCHIVE SHOW (A FANCY WAY OF SAYING A REPEAT)

25 Oct

You can’t watch TV or read a magazine without one or a gaggle of experts giving you advice about how to be your best self, or how to be happy. Has it worked for you? No, because you haven’t set the bar low enough. I’ve got some expert advice you can use!

  • WELCOME TO THE CLUB  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • FOOLIN’ MYSELF  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Professional Dreamer”
  • I’M THE CARING KIND  /  Susie Arioli  /  “Spring”
  • THE ONE I LOVE BELONGS TO SOMEBODY ELSE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “I Remember Tommy”
  • NOBODY KNOWS THAT  /  Kat Edmondson  /  “Way Down Low”
  • ARE YOU THERE WITH ANOTHER BOY?  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • RUNNIN’ WILD  /  Avalon Jazz Band
  • RULES OF THE ROAD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  George Maharis  /  “New Route: George Maharis”
  • DETOUR AHEAD  /  Sophie Milman  /  “In the Moonlight”
  • DOWN  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • A LOT TO REMEMBER  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Ages”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “20”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A HEART  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “Most requested Songs”
  • DAYS LIKE THIS  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • EVERYBODY HAS THE BLUES  /  Tony Bennett & Ray Charles  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • YOU ARE THERE  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Winchester In Apple Blossom Time”
  • BUT NOT FOR ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Natalie Merchant  /  “Retrospective”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “Baby Plays Around”
  • DRINKING AGAIN  /  Dinah Washington  /  “Dinah ‘62”
  • WHEN I GET LOW I GET HIGH  /  The Hot Sardines & Alan Cumming  /  “French Fries + Champagne”
  • I’M A FOOL TO WANT YOU  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • I’M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS  /  Sammy Davis  /  “Here’s Sammy Davis”
  • HAUNTED HEART  /  Jane Monheit  /  “Live At The Rainbow Room”
  • ORDINARY FOOL  /  Paul Williams  /  “Ordinary Fool”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Sutton Foster  /  “An Evening With Sutton Foster”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HOW TO MAKE YOURSELF MISERABLE” (6.11.16)

11 Jun

You can’t watch TV or read a magazine without one or a gaggle of experts giving you advice about how to be your best self, or how to be happy. Has it worked for you? No, because you haven’t set the bar low enough. I’ve got some expert advice you can use!

 

  • WELCOME TO THE CLUB  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • FOOLIN’ MYSELF  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Professional Dreamer”
  • I’M THE CARING KIND  /  Susie Arioli  /  “Spring”
  • THE ONE I LOVE BELONGS TO SOMEBODY ELSE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “I Remember Tommy”
  • NOBODY KNOWS THAT  /  Kat Edmondson  /  “Way Down Low”
  • ARE YOU THERE WITH ANOTHER BOY?  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • RUNNIN’ WILD  /  Avalon Jazz Band
  • RULES OF THE ROAD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  George Maharis  /  “New Route: George Maharis”
  • DETOUR AHEAD  /  Sophie Milman  /  “In the Moonlight”
  • DOWN  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • A LOT TO REMEMBER  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Ages”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “20”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A HEART  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “Most requested Songs”
  • DAYS LIKE THIS  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • EVERYBODY HAS THE BLUES  /  Tony Bennett & Ray Charles  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • YOU ARE THERE  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Winchester In Apple Blossom Time”
  • BUT NOT FOR ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Natalie Merchant  /  “Retrospective”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “Baby Plays Around”
  • DRINKING AGAIN  /  Dinah Washington  /  “Dinah ‘62”
  • WHEN I GET LOW I GET HIGH  /  The Hot Sardines & Alan Cumming  /  “French Fries + Champagne”
  • I’M A FOOL TO WANT YOU  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • I’M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS  /  Sammy Davis  /  “Here’s Sammy Davis”
  • HAUNTED HEART  /  Jane Monheit  /  “Live At The Rainbow Room”
  • ORDINARY FOOL  /  Paul Williams  /  “Ordinary Fool”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Sutton Foster  /  “An Evening With Sutton Foster”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

PRX podcasts here:

PLAYLIST FOR “PITY PARTY” (AN ARCHIVE SHOW FROM JUNE 2013)

30 Mar

 

 

I threw my favorite kind of party this week – a Pity Party. You were invited. If you didn’t show up, I pity you. You missed some great music.  See below…

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LITTLE GIRL BLUE  /  Nina Simone  /  “Let It All Out”
  • WHEN SUNNY GETS BLUE  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Carmen McRae  /  “The Fabulous Carmen McRae”
  • I WAS A FOOL TO LET YOU GO  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • GOOD GUY  /  Trisha Yearwood   /  “Stormy Weather”    
  • NO ONE EVER TELLS YOU  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Listen Here”
  • ORDINARY FOOL  /  Ray Brown Jr. & Paul Williams  /  “Friends And Family”
  • IT’S MY PARTY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Amy Winehouse  /  “Q: Soul Bossa Nostra
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Capitol Years”
  • DRINKING AGAIN  /  Dinah Washington  /  “Dinah ‘62”
  • PRIVATE GUY  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Don’t Cry For No Hipster”
  • IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS  /  Lissy Walker  /  “Life Is Sweet”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

PLAYLIST FOR “PITY PARTY” (6.1.13)

2 Jun

I threw my favorite kind of party this week – a Pity Party. You were invited. If you didn’t show up, I pity you. You missed some great music.  See below…

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LITTLE GIRL BLUE  /  Nina Simone  /  “Let It All Out”
  • WHEN SUNNY GETS BLUE  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Carmen McRae  /  “The Fabulous Carmen McRae”
  • I WAS A FOOL TO LET YOU GO  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • GOOD GUY  /  Trisha Yearwood   /  “Stormy Weather”    
  • NO ONE EVER TELLS YOU  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Listen Here”
  • ORDINARY FOOL  /  Ray Brown Jr. & Paul Williams  /  “Friends And Family”
  • IT’S MY PARTY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Amy Winehouse  /  “Q: Soul Bossa Nostra
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Capitol Years”
  • DRINKING AGAIN  /  Dinah Washington  /  “Dinah ‘62”
  • PRIVATE GUY  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Don’t Cry For No Hipster”
  • IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS  /  Lissy Walker  /  “Life Is Sweet”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

 

 

 

 

PLAYLIST FOR “SINISTER SINGERS” (1.14.12)

15 Jan

This was supposed to be my Halloween show, until a ton of snow fell in October, and I didn’t want such good music to be left behind. It surprised me how few jazz or jazz-influenced singers are left-handed. Next time I’m going for a show of left-handed ventriloquists.  


  • THOU SWELL  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Unforgettable”
  • CHEROKEE  /  Wynton Marsalis  /  “Standard Time Vol. 1”
  • I’M EASY  /  Keith Carradine  /  “Nashville”
  • THE LADY IS A TRAMP  /  Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga  /  “Duets II”
  • HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON  /  Judy Garland  /  “Judy at Carnegie Hall”
  • STORMY MONDAY  /  Lou Rawls/Les McCann  /  “The Best of Lou Rawls”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  [mystery vocalist]  /  Harpo Marx  /  “The Best of Harpo Marx”
  • FOUR BROTHERS  /  Manhattan Transfer  /  “The Very Best of the Manhattan Transfer”
  • AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK  /  Sting  /  “Nothing Like The Sun”
  • SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES  /  Diane Keaton  “Annie Hall”
  • IT’S ALL RIGHT WITH ME  /  Errol Garner  /  “Concert By The Sea”
  • ORDINARY FOOL  /  Ray Brown Jr./Paul Williams  /  “Friends and Family”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  [theme song]  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)