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PLAYLIST FOR “WHO CARES?” (5.4.19)

6 May

It all started because I was sick and tired of hearing words like mischaracterization, and collusion, and all the words that rhyme with it – contusion, infusion, diffusion, transfusion, confusion, etc. Enough! So I devised a care package, two-hours of songs with a word that seems to fallen out of favor in our vocabulary these days: care. 

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WHO CARES  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME  /  Hailey Reinhardt & Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • PLEASE BE KIND  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • WHY SHOULD I CARE  /  Viktoria Tolstoy  /  “Meet Me At The Movies”
  • I SHOULD CARE  /  Betty Carter  /  “In Person”
  • LIFE DON’T CARE  /  Idiomatics  /  “Out Of Town”
  • CAN’T BUY ME LOVE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • I DON’T CARE MUCH  /  Hailey Tuck  /  “Junk”
  • THE CARELESS YEARS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tony Perkins  /  “From My Heart”
  • CARELESS LOVE  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “Careless Love”
  • CAREFUL  /  Gary Burton  /  “Something’s Coming”
  • DEVIL MAY CARE  /  Mary Foster Conklin  /  “Grace Notes”
  • THE BLUES DON’T CARE  /  Nat Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • I’M THE CARING KIND  /  Susie Arioli  /  “Spring”
  • DON’T YOU KNOW I CARE  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “No Regrets”
  • CARELESS WHISPERS  /  Postmodern Jukebox  /  “Clubbin’ With Grandpa”
  • IF I DIDN’T CARE  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Amy Adams & Lee Pace  /  “Miss Pettigrew Lives for A Day Soundtrack”
  • S’WONDERFUL  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “S’Wonderful”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Bill Evans  /  “The Complete Riverside Recordings”
  • BE CAREFUL IT’S MY HEART  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Home”
  • WHEN NO ONE CARES  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “When No One Cares”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Bill Evans  /  “The Complete Riverside Recordings”
  • CHILDREN WILL LISTEN/YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT  /  Renee Fleming & Leslie Odom Jr.  /  “Broadway”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HALLOWEEN PARTY 2017” (10.28.17)

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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PLAYLIST FOR “DEMENTIA REDUX” AND “IT’S ABOUT TIME” (3.12.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

13 Mar

Everything was clicking along with great songs, great singers, and a very current and topical theme – Dementia – when I seemed to remember suddenly (and conveniently) that I had done this very same theme three weeks ago. I thought it was the perfect example of “form is content.” I also thought someone in the audience might call me out on this “mistake,” but I guess either the audience is just too kind and considerate to criticize me or dementia is more of a problem than I thought. So I quickly switched gears and since it was Daylight Saving Time “Spring Ahead” night, I played an hour of songs about Time

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

DEMENTIA REDUX

  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Kristin Berardi  /  “Where Or When”
  • PURE IMAGINATION  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Here, There, And Everywhere!”
  • WHY CAN’T I FORGET?  /  Maureen McGovern  /  “State of The Heart”
  • GOIN’ OUT OF MY HEAD  /  Sergio Mendes  /  “Sergio Mendes & Brazil ’66 Greatest Hits”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • YESTERDAYS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “My Kind Of Broadway”
  • MEMORIES OF YOU  /Frank Sinatra  /  “Ultimate Sinatra”
  • WHEN I’M 64  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  George Michael  /  “Symphonica”
  • REMEMBER  /  Anita O’Day  /  “Tav’lin’ Light”   
  • WHERE ARE YOU?  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Bill Henderson With The Oscar Peterson Trio”
  • AS LONG AS I LIVE  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • I HAVE THE FEELING I’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Two For The Road”

ITS ABOUT TIME

  • MOONLIGHT SAVING TIME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summer Time”
  • TIME ON MY HANDS  /  Ahmad Jamal  /  “Cross Country Tour”                                    
  • FIVE MINUTES MORE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TIME IT WAS  /  Shirley Horn  /  “But Beautiful: The Best Of Shirley Horn”
  • TIME AFTER TIME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Perfectly Frank”
  • IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT  /  Lena Seikaly  /  “Written In The Stars”
  • IN A NEW YORK MINUTE  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • COFFEE TIME  /  Carmen McRae & Andre Previn  /  “Masters Of Swing”
  • I’M GETTING OLD BEFORE MY TIME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Glenn Frey  /  “After Hours”
  • 3 O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING  /  Beegie Adair & Jaimee Paul  /  “Vintage Jazz”
  •  NINE O’CLOCK  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • WHO KNOWS WHERE THE TIME GOES  /  Renee Fleming  /  “Christmas In New York”
  • TIME YOU OLD GYPSY MAN  /  Julius LaRosa  /  “It’s A Wrap”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (THEME MUSIC)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MOMS SINGING FOR MOTHER’S DAY” (AN ARCHIVE REPLAY SHOW) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

11 May

Because Sunday was Mother’s Day, only mothers got to sing this week, though a few brought along their kids. And I couldn’t resist a very personal dedication. 

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title 

  • OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Shirley Horn  /  “I Thought About You: Live At Vine Street”  
  • ALWAYS  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  The Irving Berlin Songbook”   
  • HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN  /  Barbra Streisand and Jason Gould  /  “Back To Brooklyn” 
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap  /  “Something To Remember” 
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Renee Fleming & Fred Hersch  /  “Haunted Heart”
  • ALMOST BLUE  /  Gwen Stefani  /  “Stormy Weather”
  • YOU’RE GETTING TO BE A HABIT WITH ME  /  Diana Krall  /  “Love Scenes”
  • MY PERSONAL POSSESSION  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Maria Cole  /  “Maria Cole” 
  • THOU SWELL  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Unforgettable”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Nancy Wilson & The Cannonball Adderley Quintet”
  • BROWN BABY  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At The Village Gate” 
  • BE A CHILD  /  Cleo Laine & Dudley Moore  /  “Smilin’ Through” 
  • I AM YOUR CHILD  /  Barry Manilow  /  “Barry Manilow 1”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  

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PLAYLIST FOR “THE OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY” (12.13.14)

13 Dec

Because I was the absolute only one at this Office Christmas Party, there was no sucking up to the boss, no meaningless chit-chat with people you wouldn’t save if they were drowning, and yet, unexplainably, a fight still broke out.

Be sure to scroll down and cast your vote for the Ugliest Sweater. I’ll reveal (or is that revile?) the winner on next week’s show.  

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  Album or CD Title

  • MY FAVORITE THINGS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Snowfall”
  • LET IT SNOW  /  Helen Merrill  /  “Christmas Song Book
  • SNOWFALL/WINTER WEATHER  /  Connie Evingson  /  “The Secret Of Christmas”                      
  • WHITE CHRISTMAS  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “A Christmas Album”
  • HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS  /  Renee Fleming/Gregory Porter  /  “Christmas In New York”      
  • SNOW DAY  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “A Very Chaise Lounge Christmas”
  • CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “Christmas Time Is Here”
  • MELE KALIKIMAKA  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Holiday For Swing”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • JINGLE BELLS  /  Count Basie  /  “A Jazz Christmas”
  • JINGLE BELLS  /  Duke Ellington  /  “Jingle Bell Jam”
  • IT’S LOVE, IT’S CHRISTMAS  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Yuletide Hideaway”
  • I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “Just In Time For Christmas”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (THEME MUSIC)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MOMS SINGING FOR MOTHER’S DAY” (5.10.14)

10 May

Because Sunday is Mother’s Day, only mothers got to sing this week, though a few brought along their kids.

 

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title 

  • OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Shirley Horn  /  “I Thought About You: Live At Vine Street”  
  • ALWAYS  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  The Irving Berlin Songbook”   
  • HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN  /  Barbra Streisand and Jason Gould  /  “Back To Brooklyn” 
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap  /  “Something To Remember” 
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Renee Fleming & Fred Hersch  /  “Haunted Heart”
  • ALMOST BLUE  /  Gwen Stefani  /  “Stormy Weather”
  • YOU’RE GETTING TO BE A HABIT WITH ME  /  Diana Krall  /  “Love Scenes”
  • MY PERSONAL POSSESSION  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Maria Cole  /  “Maria Cole” 
  • THOU SWELL  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Unforgettable”
  • BROWN BABY  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At The Village Gate” 
  • BE A CHILD  /  Cleo Laine & Dudley Moore  /  “Smilin’ Through” 
  • I AM YOUR CHILD  /  Barry Manilow  /  “Barry Manilow 1”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)