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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO UNCERTAINTY” (3.6.21)

7 Mar

                                                                                                                                                                    Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken” 

                                                                                                                                                                   Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, 

                                                                                                                                                                   And sorry I could not travel both

                                                                                                                                                                   And be one traveler, long I stood

                                                                                                                                                                  And looked down one as far as I could. 

Okay, everyone finds this poem iconic and inspiring. Really? Do you know where these roads go? I don’t. Do you know if there are bears or poison ivy or rest stops? I don’t. So how can you be so certain you’re making a good decision and not a bad mistake? You can’t! You can’t be certain and that’s about the only thing you can be certain of. Especially when I spent two hours presenting A Musical Tribute To Uncertainty. (Did everyone love it? Well, I’m not entirely certain about that…)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  “CD Or Album Title

  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • AT LONG LAST LOVE  /  Nancy Kelly  /  “Singin’ And Swingin’”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  Willie Nelson & Norah Jones  /  “My Way”
  • WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “That Day”
  • DON’T YOU KNOW I CARE  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “No Regrets”
  • HOW AM I TO KNOW  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • WAIT AND SEE  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • TULIP OR TUNIP  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Bill Henderson Live At The Vic”
  • WHAT DID I FORGET  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “Hearts & Minds”
  • MAYBE YOU’LL BE THERE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tab Hunter  /  “When I Fall In Love”
  • MAYBE  /  Lena Horne  /  “An Evening With Lena Horne”
  • MAYBE  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • I WONDER  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • SHOULD I  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “Kisses In The Rain”
  • DETOUR AHEAD  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Waiting For Dawn”
  • I WALK A LITTLE FASTER  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Sings Mostly Dorothy Fields & Cy Coleman”
  • DON’T KNOW WHY  /  Ray Blue  /  “Work”
  • I WISH I KNEW  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Ballads”
  • HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING?  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • SO MANY STARS  /Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • LOST IN THE STARS  /  Sheila Jordan  /  “From The Heart”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • WHERE DO YOU GO  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson Big Band  /  “Two’s Company”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Mark Winkler & David Benoit  /  “Old Friends”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

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PLAYLIST FOR “MAKING TURNTABLE FOR ONE MORE COLORFUL” (8.15.20)

16 Aug

I get lots of requests from listeners, most of which I can’t fulfill because I sold my dueling pistols many years ago. When someone suggested that I try to make the program more colorful, immediately after my legal team informed me that I couldn’t sue for slander, I decided to give it a go. Below is my colorful solution – songs and/or singers or musicians with colorful names. (I know that Billie Holiday isn’t a color. But you know who took the solo on that cut? Urbie Green!)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • BLUE SKIES  /  Johanna Sillanpaa  /  “From this Side”
  • SERENADE IN BLUE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old, New Borrowed, and The Blues”
  • THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  Claire Teal  /  “At Your Request”
  • LITTLE RED ROOSTER  /  Mark Jennett  /  “The Way I Am”
  • I SHOULD CARE  /  Kelly Green  /  “Life Rearranged”
  • BEING GREEN  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Once In Every Heart”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Katerina Brown & Kenny Washington  /  “Mirror”
  • LA VIE EN ROSE  /  Chloe Perrier  /  “Petite Fleur”
  • WHEN THE RED, RED ROBIN  /  (Mystery Verse)  /  Molly Lyons  /  “Verses Only!”
  • ON GREEN DOLPHIN STREET  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “For Trane”
  • EASY TO REMEMBER  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • SOMETHING’S COMING  /  Andre Previn, Shelly Manne, Red Mitchell  /  “The Nearness Of You”
  • I’VE NEVER BEEN ANYTHING  /  Ronny Whyte  /  “Whyte Wolf”
  • BORN TO BE BLUE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie”
  • WE’VE GOT A WORLD THAT SWINGS  /  Tom Rust & John Horler  /  “Lucky To Be Me”
  • THE GIRAFFE SONG  /  Audrey Silver  /  “Let Me Know Your Heart”
  • HOUSE OF GOLD  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin album”
  • BLACKBIRD/BYE BYE BLACKBIRD  /  Sara Gazarek & Josh Nelson  /  “Dream in The Blue”
  • MEN ARE ALL ALIKE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Shirley Temple Black  /  “Shirley Temple Storybook Collection”
  • YELLOW DAYS  /  Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington  /  “Francis A. & Edward K.”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  Ray Blue  /  “Work”
  • SCOTCH AND SODA  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Blue & Pink: The Blue Songs”
  • BLACK COFFEE  /  Bonnie Pointer  /  “That’s A Plenty”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “BROADWAY UNBOUND” (11.2.19)

3 Nov

Saturday afternoon I sat in for Garrett Stack on his Broadway Bound show, two hours of Broadway’s best.  Saturday night, on Turntable For One, I celebrated Broadway music even more by playing only songs from Broadway shows, but only by jazz singers (with an exception) and musicians. I called it: Broadway Unbound!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley”
  • ON A CLEAR DAY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Strangers In The Night”
  • ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE  /  Calabria Foti  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “You’ve Got What It Takes”
  • SOMETHING GOOD  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Something Good”
  • HURRY, IT’S LOVELY UP HERE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • COME BACK TO ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ray Charles & Better Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Better Carter”
  • ALMOST LIKE BEING LOVE  /  Allyson Briggs  /  “Standards & Sweets”
  • I CAN COOK TOO  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Gypsy Rose Lee  /  “That’s Me All Over”
  • TEACH ME TONIGHT  /  Ray Blue  /  “Work”
  • I HAVE DREAMED  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Many A New Day”
  • JUST IN TIME  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At The Village Gate”
  • I LOVE MY WIFE  /  Ron Boustead  /  “Unlikely Valentine”
  • SHOW ME  /  Wesla Whitfield  /  “Beautiful Love”
  • THIS NEARLY WAS MINE  /  Paul Jost  /  “Breaking Through”
  • ANYONE CAN WHISTLE  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Something Good”
  • SOMEWHERE  /  Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band  /  “West Side Story Reimagined”
  • THE HEATHER ON THE HILL  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • MAYBE  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • LUCKY TO BE ME  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Teach Me A Song”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings Comden & Green”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LET’S AGREE TO DISAGREE” (10.5.19)

5 Oct

We’re divided. I mean, really divided. We don’t agree about good guys or bad guys, we don’t agree about facts or truth, we don’t agree about ice cream being its own food group – wait, that one is just me trying to convince my wife. But all the other stuff is true!. You’d think that someone who has a microphone every week would do what he could to try to bridge the divides and bring people together. Go ahead and think that all you want, but that’s not how I roll. This week even my songs disagreed with each other. One thing was inarguable, however. I played a couple dozen outstanding singers. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • NICE ‘N’ EASY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice ‘N’ Easy”
  • DO SOMETHING  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • NIGHTLIFE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “September Ballads”
  • EARLY TO BED  /  Maud Hixson  /  (Demo)
  • FORGET ABOUT THE BOY  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Confessions”
  • FORGET THE WOMAN  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • AT YOUR MOTHER’S HOUSE  /  Rachael & Valray  /  Rachael & Valray
  • CHEEK TO CHEEK  /  Annie Sellick & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “No Greater Thrill”
  • I WON’T DANCE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Woody Herman  /  “Songs For Hip Lovers”
  • THEM THERE EYES  /  Gretje Angell  /  “…In Any Key”
  • I DON’T MIND A BIT  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “You’ll Never Know”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  Ray Blue  /  “Work”
  • PEEL ME A GRAPE  /  Blossom Dearie & Lyle Lovett
  • THERE’LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE  /  Diahann Carroll  /  “Essential Masters: 1958-1961”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Kellye Gray  /  “KG3 Live At The Bugle Boy”
  • I GOT RHYTHM  /  Bobby Darin  /  “The Legendary Bobby Darin”
  • HE AIN’T GOT RHYTHM  /  Faith Winthrop  /  “A Leap Of Faith”
  • STORMY WEATHER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jessye Norman  /  “Roots: My Life, My Song”
  • THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Calabria Foti  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • NOBODY HOME  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Almost Like A Song”
  • THE RULES OF THE ROAD  /  Nicolas Bearde  /  “I Remember You”
  • THE RULES DON’T APPLY  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Math Camp”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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