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PLAYLIST FOR “DESERT ISLAND GAME – 2022 (11.12.22)

13 Nov

It could have been worse.  Election Day Tuesday was supposed to be worse.  So bad I thought I might have to head for a desert island. I even packed a suitcase and told the radio station I was changing the name of the show to Palm Tree For One. But it didn’t turn out as catastrophically as I feared. Still, it never hurts to be prepared.  So this week I planned what music I’ll bring with me if I have to take a mental health day for the next 20 years. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • RETURN TO PARADISE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance””
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Michel LeGrand  /  “Michel LeGrand At Shelly’s Manne Hole”
  • MANHATTAN   /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • MANHATTAN  /  Sars Barielles  /  “Brave Enough”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  Live Performance
  • AIN’T GOT NOTHIN’ BUT THE BLUES  /  Anais Reno  /  “Lovesome”
  • I FEEL FOOLISH  /  Caity Gyorgy  /  “Featuring”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old New, Borrowed, & The Blues”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE   /  Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “Keith Jarrett At The Blue Note”
  • SHALL WE DANCE  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • I WON’T DANCE  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “SInatra/Basie” The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • BLOOD COUNT   /  Stan Getz  /  “Anniversary”
  • ‘DEED I DO  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • BLAME ON MY YOUTH  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Twentysomething”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Shawn Colvin  /  “Stormy Weather”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Gregory Porter  /  “One Night Only”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Bill Evans Trio  /  “Waltz For Debby”
  • ALFIE  /  Buddy Rich Big Band  /  “Mercy Mercy”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Lady Gaga  /.  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LET’S HAVE A LITTLE TEAMWORK!” (10.22.22)

23 Oct

Duets, trios, big band, husband and wife teams, arrangers and singers, singers and accompanists – all great examples of teamwork. Even more important this week, during the Fall Fundraising Drive, were all the pledges from my listeners to keep Fine Arts Radio strong for another 40 years.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album title

  • SIDE BY SIDE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Cater”
  • WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “After The Roses”
  • HONEY PIE  /  Tuck & Patti  /  “Love Warriors”
  • EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • CORNER POCKET  /  Count Basie  /  “Basie At Birdland”
  • I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ultimate Sinatra”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson Riddle”
  • I BELIEVE SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT ME  /  Kevin Mahogany & Randy Travis  /  “Another Time Another Place”
  • CLOUDBURST/NOT GETTING MARRIED  /  John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey  /  “Make Believe”
  • IT TAKES TWO  /  Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien  /  “Into The Woods”
  • WE THE PEOPLE  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Who’s The Old Guy Now?”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • LOVE WON’T LET YOU GET AWAY  /  Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney  /  “Fancy Meeting You Here”
  • SMALL WORLD  / Nancy Wilson  /  “Singer & Storyteller”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  Willie Nelson & Norah Jones  /  “My Way”
  • YOU’RE NEARER  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • THEY SAY IT’S WONDERFUL  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Dedicated To You”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Randy Crawford & Joe Sample  /  “Live”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • TWO FOR THE ROAD  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “I’m With The Band”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “AN EVENING WITH FRANK” (AN ARCHIVE REBROADCAST) (10.8.22)

9 Oct

Couldn’t do a live show this week, so I led my audience on a trip down memory lane…which, admittedly, is becoming a shorter and shorter trip for me. Here’s what I wrote when the show was first broadcast. 

He gave us so much wonderful, unforgettable music. Wait, you’re thinking of that Frank? I was thinking of Frank Loesser and I tried to squeeze as many gems in his voluminous songbook from movies, Broadway, and popular song into a couple hours as I could. But before the Evening With Frank began, I opened the show again with another song from a young Ukrainian jazz singer who remains (as of this posting) safe and even hopeful in Kyiv. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • TAKE LOVE EASY  /  Alina Zalozna Quartet
  • GUYS AND DOLLS  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /   “If I Ruled The World”
  • LUCK BE A LADY  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Best Of Vegas”
  • MOMENTS LIKE THIS  /  Peggy Lee  /   “Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee”
  • JOEY, JOEY, JOEY  /  Al Jarreau  /  “25 Greatest Hits”
  • LET’S GET LOST  /  Cyrille Aimee  /   “Let’s Get Lost”
  • MORE I CANNOT WISH YOU  /  Johnny Hartman  /   “This One’s For Tedi”
  • TWO SLEEPY PEOPLE  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /   Carly Simon & John Travolta  /   “Film Noir”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  Kelly Green  /   “Life Rearranged”
  • I’VE NEVER BEEN IJN LOVE BEFORE  /  Oscar Peterson Trio  /   “The Trio Live From Chicago”
  • HAMLET  /  Karen Oberlin  /   Karen Oberlin Live At The Algonquin”
  • THE LADY’S IN LOVE WITH YOU  /  Steven Pasquale  /   “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • ON A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA  Renee Olstead W/ Carol Welsman  /   “Renee Olstead”
  • BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /   “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • I HEAR MUSIC  /  Dakota Staton  /   “Great Ladies Of Song: Dakota Staton”
  • HEART AND SOUL  /  Joe Williams & George Shearing  /   “Heart And Soul”
  • IF I WERE A BELL  /  Stacey Kent  /   “Dreamer In Concert”
  • THE INCH WORM  /  Paul McCartney  /   “Kisses On The Bottom
  • I BELIEVE IN YOU  /  Jackie Messina  /   “Necessary Arrangement”
  • CAN’T GET OUT OF THIS MOOD  /  Tony Bennett  /   “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • I GO FOR THAT  /  Hetty Kate & Irwell Street String Band  /   “11:60 PM”
  • SPRING WILL BE A LITTLE LATE THIS YEAR  /  Larry Coryell  /   “Private Concert”
  • I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Shirley Horn  /   “I Thought About You: Live At Vine Street”
  • SAY IT  /  Kurt Elling  /   “Dedicated To You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “THE BIG QUESTIONS OF LIFE” (9.10.22)

11 Sep

I usually give my email during the show and when I get email, it’s usually people asking questions. Some of the questions….well…”Dear Turntable For One – How Deep is The Ocean? Why don’t you jump in and report back.” You’ll be happy to know that person had his radio taken away from him. Think twice about messing with a radio host. But most of questions I get are important questions because people want me to give them important answers. You gotta be kidding!  This week I told the audience I vouchsafe, promise and swear no answers at all. It was my turn to ask the big questions of Life! 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WHY DO PEOPLE FALL IN LOVE?  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art of Excellence”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE?  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Sunset In The Blue”
  • HOW ABOUT YOU?  /  Joe Pesci  /  “Pesci….Still Singing”
  • GUESS WHO I SAW TODAY?  /  Nancy Wilson  /   “The Nancy Wilson Show”
  • AT LONG LAST LOVE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  Sinatra & Swinging Brass”
  • HOW AM I TO KNOW?   /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON?  /  Ray Charles  /  “True Genius”
  • WHY WAS I BORN?  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Ballads”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?  ./  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Sting w/ Chris Botti  /  “To Love Again”
  • WHAT DID I FORGET  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “Hearts & Minds”
  • WHAT IS THERE TO SAY?  /  Sonny Rollins  /  “Sound Of Sonny”
  • WHAT’LL I DO?  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “The Songbook Collection”
  • BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME  /  George Michael  /  “Pavortti & Friends For Cambodia”
  • DAT DERE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • WHAT DID I HAVE THAT I DON’T HAVE NOW?  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Great Songs From Stage & Screen”
  • HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN  /  Chet Baker  /  “The Legacy”
  • WHO WILL BUY?  /  Aaron Neville  /  “Nature Boy: The Standards Album”
  • WHY CAN’T I?  /  Judy Garland  /  “Judy Takes Broadway!”
  • TULIP OR TUNIP?  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • BROTHER WHERE ATE YOU?  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Mr. Brown Goes To Washington”
  • WHERE DO YOU GO?  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson  /   “Two’s Company”
  • WHAT’S NEW?  Karrin Allyson  /  “Ballads”
  • DID I EVER REALLY LIVE?  /  Joe Williams  /  “One More For My Baby”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SEASON FINALE 2022” (7.2.22)

3 Jul

The last show of the season, so for the first hour I handed out summer listening assignments and for the second hour said goodbye. I also told the audience about my summer job. Yes for the 12th summer in a row, I’ll be lurking in people’s neighborhoods. Not in a raincoat! In an ice cream truck. Here are some of the treats I’ll be offering this year:

Ice Cream Treats 2022

Johnny Depp/Amber Herd sundae. It doesn’t come in a cone or a cup. It’s just a giant scoop of Chocolate ice cream — But be careful not to dump it in the bed.

Wordle Popsicle — If you can guess the flavor in 6 tries, it’s free!

Something new: The Joe Biden Malarkey Malted  — it’s like his sainted mother always said… You can fool some of the people some of the time and that’s usually sufficient.

I’ll be featuring a huge new Banana Split  — Forty scoops of ice cream and 22 bananas.  It’s Merrick Garland’s favorite which means I bet you’ll never get to the bottom of it.  

Of course I have Rainbow Sherbet in celebration of Pride Month…

You know what absolutely vanished off my shelves this year?  The Baby formula milkshake —  Better luck next year.

Want to get in on the ground floor of a great deal?  Try my Cryptocurrency cone – a bargain at $400.  Of course by 2:00 p.m. it’ll be $1500 — and by 3:30 it’s down to $42 bucks.  Don’t forget: with every crypto cone you get a compete set of the emperor’s new clothes. 

By the way, due to supply chain issues none of the ice cream cones actually come with cones

Last but not least…

A special sundae this year — it’s my Supreme Court Supremacy Sundae. If you’re a guy  you can choose any of my 48 flavors. If you’re a woman, you don’t get a choice. So order my Supreme Court Supremacy Sundae and enjoy a trip back to the 18th century!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LET YOURSELF GO  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  Ella At The Hollywood Bowl
  • YOU’LL GET YOURS  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Blue Skies”
  • THIS CAN’T BE LOVE  /  Lia Booth  /  “Life Can Be Beautiful”
  • PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER  /  Brenda Brown  /  “Life Among Giants”
  • OLD ENOUGH  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Late Bloomin’ Jazzman”
  • WRAP YOUR TROUBLES IN DREAMS  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At Birdland”
  • LAST REQUEST  /  Frankie Valli & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “A Touch Of Jazz”
  • DO YOU EVER   /  Katherine Kostoff  /  “It Happens Like That”
  • ORNTHOLOGY  /  Lucie Horsch  /  “Ornithology”
  • TAKE LOVE EASY  /  Alina Zalozna Quartet
  • ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE  /  Spencer Day   /  “Broadway By Day”
  • MY CARDIOLOGIST  /  Caity Gyorgy  /  “My Cardiologist”
  • HELLO, I MUST BE GOING  /  Groucho Marx  /  “Comedy Tonight”
  • WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT GOODBYE  /  Eydie Gorme  /  “An American treasure”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jackie Wilson  /  “Body & Soul”
  • BACK HOME BLUES  /  Charlie Haden’s Quartet West  /  “Now Is The Hour”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Kevin Mahogany   /  “Live In Torino”
  • TIME TO GO  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Don’t Be So Blue”
  • DON’T LIKE GOODBYES  /  Diane Schuur  /  “Timeless”
  • THINK HOW IT’S GONNA BE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Bennett’s ‘Something’”
  • GOODBYE FOR NOW  /  Rigmor Gustafsson & Radio String Quartet Vienna  /  “Calling You”
  • I REMEMBERR CLIFFORD  /  Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “Still Live”
  • WHEN I’M GONE  /  Phil Ochs  /  “There But For Fortune”
  • SIGNING OFF  /  Helen Merrill  /  “You’ve Got A Date With The Blues”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Missed the show? You have one week to listen to it and that’s final!  Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to an archived version.

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Turntable For One – full-length shows! –  are on Mixcloud

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One-Hour Shows on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, here:

PLAYLIST FOR “AN EVENING WITH FRANK” (4.2.22)

3 Apr

He gave us so much wonderful, unforgettable music. Wait, you’re thinking of that Frank? I was thinking of Frank Loesser and I tried to squeeze as many gems in his voluminous songbook from movies, Broadway, and popular song into a couple hours as I could. But before the Evening With Frank began, I opened the show again with another song from a young Ukrainian jazz singer who remains (as of this posting) safe and even hopeful in Kyiv. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • TAKE LOVE EASY  /  Alina Zalozna Quartet
  • GUYS AND DOLLS  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /   “If I Ruled The World”
  • LUCK BE A LADY  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Best Of Vegas”
  • MOMENTS LIKE THIS  /  Peggy Lee  /   “Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee”
  • JOEY, JOEY, JOEY  /  Al Jarreau  /  “25 Greatest Hits”
  • LET’S GET LOST  /  Cyrille Aimee  /   “Let’s Get Lost”
  • MORE I CANNOT WISH YOU  /  Johnny Hartman  /   “This One’s For Tedi”
  • TWO SLEEPY PEOPLE  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /   Carly Simon & John Travolta  /   “Film Noir”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  Kelly Green  /   “Life Rearranged”
  • I’VE NEVER BEEN IJN LOVE BEFORE  /  Oscar Peterson Trio  /   “The Trio Live From Chicago”
  • HAMLET  /  Karen Oberlin  /   Karen Oberlin Live At The Algonquin”
  • THE LADY’S IN LOVE WITH YOU  /  Steven Pasquale  /   “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • ON A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA  Renee Olstead W/ Carol Welsman  /   “Renee Olstead”
  • BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /   “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • I HEAR MUSIC  /  Dakota Staton  /   “Great Ladies Of Song: Dakota Staton”
  • HEART AND SOUL  /  Joe Williams & George Shearing  /   “Heart And Soul”
  • IF I WERE A BELL  /  Stacey Kent  /   “Dreamer In Concert”
  • THE INCH WORM  /  Paul McCartney  /   “Kisses On The Bottom
  • I BELIEVE IN YOU  /  Jackie Messina  /   “Necessary Arrangement”
  • CAN’T GET OUT OF THIS MOOD  /  Tony Bennett  /   “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • I GO FOR THAT  /  Hetty Kate & Irwell Street String Band  /   “11:60 PM”
  • SPRING WILL BE A LITTLE LATE THIS YEAR  /  Larry Coryell  /   “Private Concert”
  • I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Shirley Horn  /   “I Thought About You: Live At Vine Street”
  • SAY IT  /  Kurt Elling  /   “Dedicated To You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

Missed the show? Frankly, my dear, I DO give a damn! Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to an archived version.

Turntable For One has a new Facebook page here!

Turntable For One – full-length shows! –  are on Mixcloud

Look for Turntable For One shows on All About Jazz, too!

One-Hour Shows on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, here:

PLAYLIST FOR “DISINFORMATION WEEK” (3.5.22)

6 Mar

Disinformation. It’s a word we’re hearing frequently these days. Some people call Disinformation propaganda; some people with a straight face call it alternative facts. I call it pernicious lies. So I spent two hours defining and explicating Disinformation; and, most importantly, telling people how to protect themselves from it. JUST KIDDING! You know me. Instead, I spent the two hours exploiting this sensitive issue and squeezing every last drop of irony and rueful laughter from it. But before things got too silly, I started the show with a much-too appropriately titled Ukrainian folk song, recognizing the only thing breaking apart faster than my heart is the world

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • DO NOT ASK WHY MY EYES ARE TEARY  /  Bob Arthurs & Steve Lamattina  /   “Jazz It Up: Ukrainian Songs For Three Dads”
  • PENNIES FROM HEAVEN  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /   “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • WHEN YOU’RE SMILING  /  Carol Welsman  /   “I Like Men”
  • I’VE GOT MY LOVE TO KEEP ME WARM  /  Jose James  /   “Merry Christmas From Jose James”
  • THE ICE HOTEL  /  Stacey Kent  /   “Breakfast On The Morning Tram”
  • SLEEPIN’ BEE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
  • LITTLE WHITE LIES  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /   “Ella Swings Lightly”
  • IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Buddy Rich  /  “Buddy 100”
  • ODE TO BILLIE JO  /  Buddy Rich Big Band  /   “Mercy, Mercy”
  • SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  John Pizzarelli Trio  /   “Dear Mr. Cole”
  • FORBIDDEN FRUIT  /  Nina Simone  /   “Forbidden Fruit”
  • WHEN IN ROME  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /   “The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album”
  • YOU CAN’T PULL THE WOOL OVER MY EYES  /  Catherine Russell  /   “Alone Together”
  • BLIZZARD OF LIES  /  Dave Frishberg  /   “Dave Frishberg Classics”
  • DREAM  /  Sarah Vaughan  /   “Sarah Vaughan Live At Mister Kelly’s”
  • SCATSVILLE  /  Michael Franks  /   “Rendezvous In Rio”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /   “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • WRAP YOUR TROUBLES IN DREAMS  /  Jonathan Karrant & Joshua White  /   “Shadows Fall”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Carol Sloane  /   “Live At 30th Street”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Mark Murphy  /   “Once To Every Heart”
  • THE LIES OF HANDSOME MEN  /  Maud Hixson
  • IT AIN’T NECESSARILY SO  /  Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet  /   “The Complete Argo Mercury Recordings”
  • A DREAM IS A WISH YOUR HEART MAKES  /  Kat Edmonson  /   “Dreamers Do”
  • WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR  /  Gregory Porter  /   “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • PEACE  /  Norah Jones  /   “Come Away With Me”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

Missed the show? Don’t believe what other people say about the show. Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to an archived version.

Turntable For One has a new Facebook page here!

Turntable For One – full-length shows! –  are on Mixcloud

Look for Turntable For One shows on All About Jazz, too!

One-Hour Shows on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, here:

PLAYLIST FOR “LAUGHING AT LIFE”-AN ARCHIVE REBROADCAST (2.5.22)

6 Feb

A show from the archives, this time from back in 2017, which explains why you can hear the last vestiges of hope in my voice. Here’s how I introduced the show back then…

It’s true that smiling requires more muscles than frowning, which must be why smiling always tires me so quickly. Still, considering all that we know and fear about the world today, I thought it was worth spending a couple hours focusing on laughing and smiling. Okay, I didn’t feel any better at the end of the program, but at least I got to share some great songs and singers and some of my favorite laughs.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LAUGHING AT LIFE  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • THEY ALL LAUGHED  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • YOU’RE LAUGHING AT ME  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • KEEP SMILING AT TROUBLE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “60 Years: The Artistry Of Tony Bennett”
  • ARE YOU HAVING ANY FUN  /  Cali Rose  /  “Are You having Any Fun”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Interlude”
  • I’M GONNA LAUGH YOU RIGHT OUT OF MY LIFE  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers & Losers”
  • THE JONES LAUGHING RECORD  /  Spike Jones  /  “The Jones Laughing Record”
  • I’M ALL SMILES  /  Marlene Ver Planck  /  “A Breath Of Fresh Air”
  • THE BRIGHTEST SMILE IN TOWN  /  Ray Charles  /  “Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul”
  • BE A CLOWN  /  Chris Connor  /  “Blue Moon”
  • PUT ON A HAPPY FACE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Stevie Wonder  /  “The Complete Stevie Wonder”
  • IT TAKES A LOT TO LAUGH, IT TAKES A TRAIN TO CRY  /  Janet Planet  /  “Janet Planet Sings The Bob Dylan Songbook”
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Merry Go Round”
  • THIS WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Take A Look”
  • THE KITTEN SONG  /  Steven Wright  /  “I Still Have A Pony”
  • SMILING FEET  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • TWO FACES WEST  /  Bob And Ray  /  “Bob & Ray On A Platter”
  • HAPPY TALK  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley”
  • NANCY WITH THE LAUGHING FACE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra’s Sinatra”
  • THE LAUGHING POLICEMAN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  John Lithgow  /  “Sunny Side Of The Street”
  • A LAUGH FOR RORY  /  Rahsann Roland Kirk  /  “The Inflated tear”
  • I LOVE TO SEE YOU SMILE  /  Randy Newman  /  “The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 3”
  • WHEN YOU’RE SMILING  /  Carol Welsman  /  “I Like Men”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • WHEN YOU MAKE ME SMILE  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “When You Make Me Smile”
  • SMILE  /  Nat Cole  /  “The Nat King Cole Story”
  • LAUGHING MATTERS  /  Bette Midler  /  “Bathhouse Betty”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “BRAGGARTS, BULLIES, AND BUMS” (1.22.22)

26 Jan

I think this week’s theme definitively answered the question of whether there is any group I won’t suck up to in order to get them to listen to the show. But you have to admit I gave these low-lifes bragging rights over a couple hours of damn good music.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE BEST IS YET TO COME  /  Kenny Washington  /   “What’s The Hurry”
  • YOU’RE GONNA HEAR FROM ME  / Veronica Swift  /   “Confessions”
  • I LIKE TO LEAD WHEN I DANCE  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Sinatra ’65”
  • EVERYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU  /  Nancy Lane  /   “Let Me Love You”
  • I LIKE MYSELF  /  Seth MacFarlane  /   “In Full Swing”
  • I’VE GOT JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING  /  Fleurine  /   “Meant To Be”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • DON’T TOUCH MY BISCUITS  /  Kathy Walkup  /   “The Secret of The Song”
  • THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE WORLD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   Ed McMahon  /   “And Me…I’m Ed McMahon”
  • THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE WORLD (Reprise)  /  Jimmy Durante  /   “Billy Rose’s Jumbo”   
  • THE BEST THING FOR YOU  /  Diana Krall  /   “When I Look In Your Eyes”
  • THIS IS THE LIFE  /  Freddy Cole  /   “This Is The Life”
  • FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN  /  Linda Ronstadt  /   “Lush Life”
  • MOVE TO THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWN  /  Ray Charles & Wynton Marsalis Septet  /  “United We Swing”
  • I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER  /  Marc Pompe  /   “Monk’s Dream”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Best Of Sarah Vaughan”
  • YOU CAN COUNT ON ME TO DO MY PART  /  Mose Allison  /   “Mose In Your Ear”
  • WHEN IN ROME  /  Claire Teal  /   “Don’t Talk”
  • I CAN’T GET STARTED  /  Charles Mingus  /   “Mingus Plays Piano”
  • I CAN’T GET STARTED  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   Merle Haggard  /   “Unforgettable Merle Haggard”
  • DO NOTHING TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Molly Johnson  /   “Because Of Billie”
  • I’VE GOT IT BAD  /  Nat Cole & George Shearing  /   “Nat King Cole Sings & George Shearing Plays”
  • PEEL ME A GRAPE  /  Lyle Lovett & Blossom Dearie
  • I’M JUST A LUCKY SO AND SO  /  Anais Reno  /   “Lovesome Thing”
  • SINCE I FELL FOR YOU  / Aaron Neville  /   “Nature Boy: The Standards Album”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “BABY TALK” (1.15.22)

17 Jan

Taking baby steps – isn’t that what I was doing in my driveway after the last snow storm? Out of the mouths of babes – isn’t that why we put bibs on them? Sleep like a baby – I’m sure my audience can relate to that. Throw the baby out with the bath water – doesn’t that just mean it’s time to get your eyes examined? What’s with all the baby stuff, Bill? Because this week I dedicated the show to nothing but baby talk with some wonderful singers and, of course, the usual babbling and gurgling from me. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • STEPPIN’ OUT WITH MY BABY  /  Tony Bennett & Christina Aguilera  /  (Live Performance)
  • BABY BABY ALL THE TIME  /  Shirley Horn  /   “Close Enough For Love”
  • HELLO, MA BABY  /  Julian Yeo  /   “1923”
  • IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AIN’T  /  Melissa Morgan  /   “Until I Met You”
  • TALK TO ME BABY  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Softly As I Leave You”
  • EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY  /  Duchess  /   “Live At The Jazz Standard”
  • BABY DREAM YOUR DREAM  /  Tony DeSare  /   ”Want You”
  • BROADWAY BABY  /  Elaine Stritch  /   “Elaine Stritch At Liberty”
  • MY BABY DOESN’T SAY GOODNIGHT  /  Leo Sidran  /   “The Art Of Conversation”
  • MY LEAN BABY  /  Jackie Ryan & Buddy DeFranco  /   “Grand Masters of Jazz”
  • YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL BABY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   Tab Hunter  /  “When I Fall In Love”
  • GEE BABY AIN’T I GOOD TO YOU  /  Jeff Goldblum, Haley Reinhart, Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /   “The Capitol Sessions”
  • I FOUND A MILLION DOLLAR BABY  /  Erroll Garner  / “Now Playing: A Night At The Movies”
  • MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME  /  Nina Simone  /  Mood Indigo”
  • BABY YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES  /  Kevin Mahogany & Jeanie Bryson  / “You Got What It Takes”
  • HOW’S ABOUT IT BABY  /  Kat Edmonson  /   “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • BABY’S REQUEST  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • BABY WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME  /  Billie Holiday  / “The Complete Billie Holiday on Verve”
  • WONDERFUL BABY  /  Don McLean  /   “Favorites & Rarities”
  • DON’TCHA GO ‘WAY MAD  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /   “At The Opera House”
  • I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE  /  Five Play  /   “Live From The Firehouse Stage”
  • MY MELANCHOLY BABY  /  Sue Raney & Alan Broadbent  “Listen Here”
  • NEXT YEAR, BABY  /  Jamie Cullum  /   “Twentysomething”
  • BABY I DON’T CRY OVER YOU  /  Yamit Lemoine  /   “Ain’t Misbehavin’”
  • BABY I’M A FOOL  /  Melody Gardot  /  “My One And Only Thrill”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Only The Lonely”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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