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PLAYLIST FOR “SEASON FINALE 2017 – SUMMER LISTENING ASSIGNMENTS” (7.1.17)

3 Jul

I’ll be gone for the next 8 weeks while WMNR broadcasts live concerts from Tanglewood by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. So on the season finale, I assigned music and singers who should be on everyone’s summer listening list. I also threw in a few requests and some music I’ve been wanting to play this season but couldn’t find the right theme.

Although I won’t be doing live shows for a while, I’ll be uploading new podcasts on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange, all summer, here: 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Company I Keep”
  • HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON  /  Kellye Gray  /  Rendering”
  • LIVING IN A GREAT BIG WAY  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back in Town”
  • LET’S GET LOADED  /  Carey West  /  “Made Of Clay”
  • LOVEWISE  /  Bobby Scott  /  “For Sentimental Reasons”
  • WHEN I LOOK IN YOUR EYES  /  Irene Kral  /  “Where Is Love?”
  • COCKTAILS FOR TWO  /  Spike Jones  /  “Spike Jones Goes Crazy”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Begin to Dance”
  • I WON’T SCAT  /  Ron Boustead  /  “Unlikely Valentine”
  • TROUBLED WATERS  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • LITTLE GIRL BLUE  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Tribute”
  • I’VE GOT A RIGHT TO CRY  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • I WANNA TURN OUT MY LIGHT  /  April Barrows  /  “My Dream Is You”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • AIN’T NO REST FOR THE WICKED  /  Postmodern Jukebox w/ Joey Cook  /  “33 Resolutions Per Minutes”
  • I WANNA GO PLACES AND DO THINGS  /  Wendy Moten  /  “Wendy Moten Sings Richard Whiting”
  • TIME TO GO  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Don’t Be So Blue”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • WAITER, THE CHECK  /  Cousin Alice  /  “Pour Me”
  • GOODBYE FOR NOW  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “Rigmor Gustafsson With Radio String Quartet Vienna”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Monica Zetterlund & Bill Evans  /  “The Complete Bill Evans On Verve”
  • SIGNING OFF  /  Helen Merrill  /  “You’ve Got A Date With The Blues
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

PLAYLIST FOR “THE HEART WANTS WHAT IT WANTS” (5.6.17)

6 May

I believe human beings have one determinative principle – although principle seems to be a word that’s fallen from grace and practice these days. “The Heart Wants What It Wants” – Doesn’t that explain why people choose their partners, their meals, their cars, their politicians, and in the case of one of this week’s mystery vocalists, why he married his step-daughter. Emily Dickinson gave that phrase to the world in a letter.  I wonder if she would be happy about that today. I was happy about these songs for this week’s theme.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE BOY NEXT DOOR  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “I Like Men”
  • I DON’T KNOW WHY I JUST DO  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • I’M A FOOL TO WANT YOU  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”                              
  • I WANNA BE AROUND  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • I WANNA BE LOVED  /  Joanna Pascale  /  “Wildflower”
  • AFTER YOU GET WHAT YOU WANT  /  Julian Yeo  /  “You & The Night”
  • I MUST HAVE THAT MAN  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • I WANT A LITTLE GIRL  /  Nat Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • A MAN WHO CAN COOK  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • SINCE I FELL FOR YOU  /  Ian Shaw  /  “The Abbey Road Sessions”
  • ADDICTED TO LOVE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries I Champagne”
  • IT’S BAD FOR ME  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Rosemary Clooney & Benny Goodman  /  “Rosemary Clooney: Jazz Singer”
  • I WANT TO BE A SIDEMAN  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENT  /  Sting  /  “The Last Ship”
  • BLIND AS A BAT  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “When You Make me Smile”
  • I WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOU  /  Nicholas Bearde  /  “Invitation”
  • AN OLD STUFFED CHAIR  /  April Barrows  /  “My Dream Is You”
  • SO NICE  /  Tamar Korn  /  “The Rhythm Method”
  • I’M THROUGH WITH LOVE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Woody Allen
  • LET’S MISBEHAVE  /  King Powell  /  “King Powell”
  • DO IT AGAIN  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • PLEASE SEND ME SOMEONE TO LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “You Got What It Takes”
  • WORRISOME HEART  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Worrisome Heart”
  • SO I LOVE YOU  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love”
  • AND SO IT GOES  /  Gavin Hope  /  “For All We Know”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “OSCAR LOSERS…AND A FEW WINNERS” (2.25.17)

27 Feb

Most of these songs are losers, Oscar losers, that is.  (Though none of the singers and musicians are.) In addition to paying tribute to the Oscar nominated songs, I also took time out to pay tribute to Sweden and Swedish jazz singers in their time of tears and trial following the terrorist attacks that so surprised, if not stunned, us all when we heard about them.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE CONTINENTAL  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Capitol Sings The Best Movie Songs”
  • CHEEK TO CHEEK  /  Sara Gazarek  /  “Live At The Jazz Bakery”
  • THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Rarities, Outtakes, And Other Delights”
  • I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella In Japan”
  • PENNIES FROM HEAVEN  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • TOO LATE NOW  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • MONA LISA  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Tokyo ‘96”
  • BIBBIDI BOBBIDI BOO  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • CALL ME IRRESPONSIBLE  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Capitol Sings The Best Movie Songs”
  • THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Dream”
  • CITY OF STARS  /  Ryan Gosling  /  “La La Land Soundtrack”
  • DEARLY BELOVED  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Hollywood My Way”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Rigmor Gustafsson & Mika Pohjola  /  “New York Vocals”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • WILD IS THE WIND  /  Lina Nyberg  /  “Smile”
  • THE EMPTY CHAIR  /  Sting  /  “57th & 9th
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Bill Evans  /  “The Last Waltz”
  • WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Diana Krall  /  “Love Scenes”
  • I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • MOON RIVER  /  Melissa Stylianou  /  “Silent Movie”
  • THE RAINBOW CONNECTION  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • TWO FOR THE ROAD  / Nancy LaMott  /  “My Foolish Heart”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LAUGHING AT LIFE” (2.18.17)

19 Feb

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  /  Freddie 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 “INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY” (4.30.2016)

3 May

We celebrated International Jazz Day with some of the best jazz singers and musicians in the world. But I also invited a number of international jazz singers and radio people to say hi to my audience and introduce one of their favorite singers or important influences. A good time was had by all – especially me.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  (Country)  /  CD Or Album Title

  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  Anne Ducros  /  (France)  /  “Either Way”
  • CHANGE PARTNERS  /  Ian Shaw  /  (Britain)  /  “Change Partners”
  • THEME FROM THE FLINTSTONES  /  The Metropole Orkest w/ Clark Terry  /  (Netherlands)  /  “Clark Terry & The Metropole Orchestra”
  • THE UMBRELLA MAN  /  Hetty Kate  /  (Australia)  /  “The Dan McLean Hot Six Meet Hetty Kate”
  • BLUE TURNING GREY  /  Audrey Morris  /  (U.S.A.) – Introduced by Hetty Kate  /  “The Voice Of Audrey Morris”
  • LAST NIGHT WHEN WE WERE YOUNG  /  Toots Thielemans w/ Silje Nergaard  /  (Belgium/Norway)  /  “One More For The Road”
  • STOLEN MOMENTS  /  Mark Murphy  /  (U.S.A.) – Introduced by Mark Robinson, Primetime Jazz, Radio Adelaide, South Australia)  / “The Giants Of Jazz”
  • CHEZ NOUS  /  Paris Combo  / (France)  /  “Living Room”
  • BABY PLAYS AROUND  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  (Sweden)  /   Anne Sofie Von Otter  /  “For The Stars”
  • BOY WANTED  /  Julian Yeo  /  (Australia)  /  “You & The Night”
  • LIVING WITHOUT YOU  /  Luciana Souza  /  (Brazil)  /  “The New Bossa Nova”
  • SIMON SMITH & HIS AMAZING DANCING BEAR  /  Mark Jennett  /  (Britain)  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • HAVEN’T WE MET  /  Kenny Rankin  /  (U.S.A.) – Introduced by Mark Jennett  /  “Silver Morning”
  • CRY IF YOU WANT TO  /  Holly Cole  /  (Canada)  /  “The Best Of Holly Cole”
  • CELINE DION  /  The Arrogant Worms  /  (Canada)  /  The Best Of The Arrogant Worms”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  London Gay Big Band w/ Claire Martin  /  (Britain)  /  “Brave”
  • STARS FELL ON ALABAMA  /  Rita Payes & Joan Chamorra  /  (Spain) – Introduced by Virginia of Virginiamusic.eu  /  “Joan Chamorro Presenta Rita Payes”
  • MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME  /  Delicatessen  /  (Brazil)  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”                    
  • SONG FOR GENE  /  Accent  /  (U.S.A., Canada, Britain, Sweden, France)
  • FASCINATIN’ RHYTHM  /  The Hi-Lo’s  /  (U.S.A.) – Introduced by Accent  /  “All That Jazz”
  • YOU TURN ME ON BABY  /  Fay Claassen & WDR Big Band, Cologne  /  The Netherlands)  /  “Sing!”
  • HOMMAGE A LILI BOULANGER  /  Jacky Terrasson  /  (France)  /  “Jacky Terrasson”
  • VOILA C’EST FINI  /  Liane Foly  /  (France)  “Croonuese”
  • GOODBYE FOR NOW  /  Rigmor Gustafsson & Radio String Quartet Vienna  /  (Sweden)  /  “Calling You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  (U.S.A.)

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PLAYLIST FOR “TWO SHOWS FROM THE ARCHIVE” (2.27.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

27 Feb

I played two shows from the archive while I took a Saturday off to gather my thoughts. I should have brought a leaf rake. First up was “All Talk Radio!” a show from last fall after an exciting two weeks at Pundit Training Camp where I learned the valuable lessons all pundits and news commentators know, such as: it’s not what you have to say, but how long it takes you to say it. Oh, I could have talked on and on and on and on about this, but I filled up most of the hour with some great songs about talking. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HAPPY TALK  /  Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley/  “Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley”
  • TALK TO ME, TALK TO ME  /   Freddie Cole  /  “Talk To Me”
  • TALK TO ME BABY  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Quintessential Cleo”
  • YOUR MIND IS ON VACATION  /  Mose Allison  /  “Lounge Live From The Mountain Stage”
  • GIRL TALK  /  Holly Cole  /  “Girl Talk”
  • TALK TO ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Complete Capitol Singles”
  • TOO HOT FOR WORDS  /  Lily Frost  /  “Too Hot For Words”
  • THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bernie Sanders
  • SHOW ME  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Daydream”
  • CAN WE TALK  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Don’t Cry For No Hipster”
  • EVERYBODY’S TALKIN’ AT ME  /  Donna Lewis  /  “Brand New Day”
  • I DON’T WANT TO HEAR IT ANYMORE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “The Way I Am”
  • WORDS  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Japan”

 

The second show, “The Complaint Department,” first aired 3 years ago. The only complaint I want to hear after the show is from your neighbors because you were playing the music too loud.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • BUT NOT FOR ME  /  Gladys Knight  /  “Before Me”
  • HOW COULD YOU DO A THING LIKE THAT  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • RAIN JUST RAIN  /  Rigmor Gustafsson Quintet  /  “In The Light Of Day”
  • I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • KISSING BUG  /  Hetty Kate  /  “Kissing Bug”
  • YOU’RE TALKING TOO LOUD  /  Dave Tull  /  “I Just Want To Get Paid”
  • TELEPHONE SONG  /  Stan Getz & Astrud  Gilberto  /  “The Girl From Ipanema”
  • WHININ’ BOY BLUES  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Hugh Laurie  /  “Let Them Talk”
  • WHY DON’T YOU DO RIGHT  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • CAUGHT YOU SPREADING YOUR LOVE AROUND  /  Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet  /  “Hustlin’ For A Gig”
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Hello Love”
  • SINCE I FELL FOR YOU  /  Mark Murphy & The Metropole Orch.  /  “The Dream”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  / Cody Owen Stine 

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PLAYLIST FOR “SO LONELY I COULD CRY” (1.9.16)

10 Jan

As Turntable For One moves into its new time-slot (now 9:00-11:00 PM) I wanted to do a show about being all alone in the radio station since my friend, Dan Lenore, has retired his show which preceded mine.  I thought that paying tribute to him would be easier than paying back the money I owe him. I’ll let you know how that turns out. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • MY BUDDY  /  Dr. John  /  “Trippin’ Live”
  • WHAT’LL I DO  /  Kim Nazarian  /  “Some Morning”
  • SATURDAY NIGHT IS THE LONELIEST NIGHT  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • CALL ME LONELY  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “When You Make Me Smile”
  • DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • IT’S ALWAYS 4:00 AM  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Blue & Pink, The Blue Songs”
  • MY ECHO, MY SHADOW, AND ME  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses At The Bottom”
  • LEARNING THE BLUES  /  Anita Wardell  /  “Kinda Blue”
  • EMPTY TABLES  /  Loston Harris  /  “Why Try To Change Me Now”
  • DRINKIN’ AGAIN  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story?
  • IT’S LONELY AT THE TOP  /  Randy Newman  /  “Songbook Vol. 1”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Whisper Not”
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy  /  “The Dream”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Cassia DeMayo  /  “Heart, We Will Forgive Him”
  • I HAVEN’T ANYTHING BETTER TO DO  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Ask A Woman Who Knows”
  • BILLY’S BLUES  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • SOLITUDE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “Baby Plays Around”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • ALL BY MYSELF  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Oh, Look At Me Now”
  • ONLY THE LONELY  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Dancing In The Dark”
  • JUST DROPPED BY TO SAY HELLO  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Capitol Years”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Theme Music)

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