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PLAYLIST FOR “MONARCHY MANIA” (5.6.23)

7 May

Something historic happened today; something that hasn’t happened in 70 years.  No, I’m not talking about me getting  back on the uneven parallel bars. I’m talking about the coronation of a new king and queen in the United Kingdom.  Whatever you think of the royal family, I thought it was a relief to focus on pomp and circumstance for a few hours instead of pomposity and circumstantial evidence. To continue my good feelings, I brought a bowl of Royal butterscotch pudding and a bun with Royal icing for snacks. I wrote my opening on my trusty Royal 10 typewriter, and I hummed the Royal Garden Blues on my drive to the radio station. Clearly I was feeling a royal flush, so I celebrated Monarchy Mania his week with lots of songs about royalty and songs by British and American music royalty. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • GOD SAVE THE QUEEN  /  Queen  /  “A Night At The Opera”
  • SOMEDAY MY PRINCE WILL COME  /  Alexis Cole  /  “Someday My Prince Will Come”
  • IF I RULED THE WORLD  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Get Happy”
  • EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD  /  Kari Kirkland  /  “Wild Is The Wind”
  • I WONDER WHAT THE KING IS DOING  /  Richard Burton  /  “Camelot”
  • SHALL WE DANCE?  /  Kelli O’Hara & Ken Wantanabe  /  “The King & I”
  • WOULDN’T IT BE LOVERLY  /  Nat King Cole  /  “My Fair Lady”
  • TOO LATE NOW  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • LADY IS A TRAMP  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “London”
  • MAKING WHOOPEE  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Rod Stewart & Elton John  /  “The Complete American Songbook”
  • BATTLE ROYAL  /  Duke Ellington & Count Basie  /  “First Time!
  • YOU’LL BE BACK  /  Jonathan Groff    /  “Hamilton”
  • LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  The King’s Singers  /  “Gold”
  • FOUR BROTHERS  /  The King Sisters  /  “Imagination”
  • AGONY  /  Robert Westenberg, Chuck Wagner  /  “Into The Woods”
  • GOODY GOODBYE  /  Hetty Kate  /  “Valentines”
  • THE THRILL IS GONE  /  B. B. King  /  “The Best of B. B. King”
  • SEND IN THE CLOWNS  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine Sings Sondheim”
  • A NIGHTINGALE SANG IN BERKELEY SQ.  /  Jacqui Dankworth  /  “It Happens Quietly”
  • TEA FOR TWO  /  Sarah King  /  “Smoke rings”
  • FOGGY DAY  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “The Complete Ella & Louis”
  • GEORGIA ROSE  /  Queen Latifah  /  “Trav’lin’ Light”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  Charlie Watts Tentet  /  “Watt’s At Scott’s”
  • A FLOWER IS A LOVESOME THING  ./  Lena Horne  /  “Lena: A New Album’
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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