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PLAYLIST FOR “YEAR IN REVIEW 2019” (12.28.19)

29 Dec

I took a look back at some of my favorite themes from 2019 and some of my favorite songs from them. (BTW: The first song refers to one of my favorite jokes from this year: Because of climate change and rising sea levels, what city will become the new capital of the East Coast?) So what have we learned this year? I learned we’d better hope we’re being graded on a curve. 

(Musical Theme)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • (Climate Change)  /  GARY INDIANA  /  Janet Planet  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • INTO EACH LIFE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • (Musical Tribute To Laziness)  /  UP A LAZY RIVER   /  The Mills Brothers & Count Basie  /  “The Board Of Directors”
  • WHAT’S WRONG WITH BEING LAZY?  /  Jean Laughlin m /  “Miracle Of Life”
  • (The “I” Word)  /  IMAGINATION   /  Jesse Belvin  /  “Mr. Easy”
  • (Morning People vs Night Owls)  /OUR DELIGHT  /  3rd Coast Vocals  /  “3VC”
  • IN THE EVENING  /  Joe Williams  /  “At Newport ‘63”
  • (Happy Birthday, Nat King Cole)  /  HOW DOES IT FEEL  /  Dannah Garay  /  “Remembering Nat King Cole”
  • THE RULES OF THE ROAD  /  Yannick Bovy  /  “Celebrates Nat King Cole”
  • (I’m In A Subjunctive Mood)  /  IF I HAD YOU  /  Nnenna Freelon  /  “Live”
  • (The Known & Unknown)  /  I KNOW YOUR HEART BY HEART  /  Mel Torme  /  “That’s All”
  • I DON’T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT YOU  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • (Uncivil Discourse)  /  IT’S TOO LATE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “The Vienna Affair”
  • YOU IRRITATE ME  /  Carla Starkie  /  “New Dawn”
  • (International Jazz Day)  /  ON S’EST AIME  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “A Contretemps”
  • (Give & Take)  /  TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE  /  Paul Jost  /  “Simple Life”
  • (Bitterness)  /  THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Imelda May, Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • (Everything Old Is Still Old)  /  DEAR OLD STOCKHOLM  /  Stan Getz & Chet Baker  /  “The Stockholm Concerts”
  • (Two Words)  /  EMBRACEABLE YOU  /  Laura Nyro  /  “Angel in The Dark”
  • (Talk The Talk)  /  SAY IT ISN’T SO  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “A Little Sugar”
  • (Uncle Bill’s Storytime)  /  THAT AFTERNOON IN HARLEM  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Company I Keep”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Julie Kelly  /  “Everything I Love”
  • (Violin Week)  /  CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • GOODBYE FOR NOW  /  Rigmor Gustafsson w/ Radio String Quartet Vienna  /  “Calling You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “ALL TALK ALL THE TIME” (11.23.19)

24 Nov

We’ve been hearing a lot of talk lately – opening statements, closing statements, testimony, rebuttals, colloquies, points of order (even when there didn’t seem to be any point nor any discernible order). So in the best and, I might add, the most predictable Turntable For One tradition, I tried to exploit and exacerbate the situation with lots of songs about talking, telling, saying, and opining. And everyone had a good time…at least that’s what I’m telling myself. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or album Title

  • TALK TO ME BABY  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “The Songs Of Johnny Mercer”
  • IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Live At The Sahara”
  • IF I HAD A TALKING PICTURE OF YOU  /  Seth MacFarlane & Norah Jones  /  “In Full Swing”
  • TALK TO ME  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Inspiring Love”
  • I’M NOT TALKING  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles”
  • IT’S A PITY TO SAY GOODNIGHT  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • I COULD HAVE TOLD YOU  /  Arthur Prysock & Count Basie  /  “Arthur Prysock/Count Basie”
  • CAN’T WE TALK IT OVER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jane Russell  /  “Jane Russell”
  • HAPPY TALK  /  Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley  /  “Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley”       
  • NEVER SAY YES  /  Cannonball Adderley Quintet  /  “Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley”
  • SAY IT ISN’T SO  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “A Little Sugar”
  • THEY SAY IT’S WONDERFUL  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Dedicated To You”
  • TELL ME MORE AND MORE AND THEN SOME  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • LET’S TALK ABOUT ME  /  Hot Club Sandwich  /  “Club Matix”
  • GIRL TALK  /  Holly Cole  /  “Girl Talk”
  • I JUST DROPPED BY TO SAY HELLO  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
  • SHOW ME  /  Wesla Whitfield  /  “Beautiful Love”
  • I WAS TELLING HER ABOUT YOU  /  (Mystery vocalist)  /  Marvin Gaye  /  “When I’m Alone I Cry”
  • PLEASE DON’T TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I’M GONE  /  Jackie Ryan & Clark Terry  /  “Grand Masters Of Jazz”
  • I TALK TO THE TREES  /  Adrian Cunningham  /  “Adrian Cunningham & His Friends Play Lerner & Lowe”
  • TALKING TO MYSELF  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Remembering You”
  • TALK TO ME, TALK TO ME  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Talk To Me”
  • SPEAK LOW  /  Tony Bennett & Norah Jones  /  “Duets 2”
  • I WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOU  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Feelin’ Good”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO LAZINESS” (6.1.19)

1 Jun

I was feeling too lazy to come up with a theme for this week until I suddenly realized that I…well, I’m sure you’re way ahead of me now so I’ll stop there.  Below is the playlist of the laziest songs, laziest excuses, and laziest fantasies I could squeeze into two hours, though I’m sure you’ll agree that lazy is definitely not a word that applies to any of the singers and musicians. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • BIDIN’ MY TIME  /  Nat Cole  /  “Let’s Face The Music”
  • I’M LAZY THAT’S ALL  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Sentimental Streak”
  • LAZY DAY  /  Tony Bennett  /  “With Love”
  • AIN’T DOIN’ BAD DOIN’ NOTHIN’  /  Barbara Lusch  /  “Barbara Lusch”
  • UP A LAZY RIVER  /  The Mills Brothers & Count Basie  /  “The Board Of Directors”
  • LAZYBONES  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Sister Orchid”
  • NICE AND EASY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice & Easy”
  • WHAT’S WRONG WITH BEING LAZY  /  Jean Laughlin  /  “Miracle Of Life”
  • SITTIN’ ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY  /  Otis Redding  /  “The Best Of Otis Redding”
  • LAZY AFTERNOON  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Lazy Afternoon”
  • THE FISHIN’ HOLE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Andy Griffith  /  “American Originals”
  • TOO DARN HOT  /  Deborah Lippman  /  “Nightingale”       
  • SMALL DAY TOMORROW  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • THE LAZIEST GAL IN TOWN  /  Nina Simone  /  “Broadway-Blues-Ballads”
  • EASY DOES IT  /  Marina The Kats  /  “Wild”
  • YOU CAN COUNT ON ME  /  Mose Allison  /  “Wild Man On The Loose”
  • GONE FOR THE DAY  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Lonely Woman”
  • DAYDREAM  /  The Lovin’ Spoonful  /  “Daydream”
  • DAY DREAM  /  Sarah  Vaughan  /  Sarah Vaughan Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • LAZY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Marilyn Monroe  /  “The Magic Of Marilyn”
  • SUNDAY IN NEW YORK  /  Mel Torme  /  “Hollywood Swing & Jazz”
  • FEELIN’ GROOVY  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow & The Metropole Orch.  /  “Clear Day”
  • EASY DOES IT  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “Night Train”
  • LIFE IN THE SLOW LANE  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story?”
  • CANOE  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • LAZIN’ AROUND WITH YOU  /  Kate Reid  /  “The Heart Already Knows”
  • GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE  /  Paul Jost  /  “Simple Life”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “STRESS RELIEVERS” – AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST (10.20.18)

21 Oct

Stress – you can’t live with it and you can’t live without it. But you can minimize it and since I always try to minimize everything, I’m the perfect person to turn to for suggestions. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SLAP THAT BASS  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Geo. & Ira Gershwin Songbook”
  • RELAX  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • HAPPY FEET  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • WITHOUT A SONG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Vegas”
  • A DOODLIN’ SONG  /  Duchess  /  “Duchess”
  • GROOVIN’  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • LAZY AFTERNOON  /  Shirley Horn  /  “A Lazy Afternoon”
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Merry Go Round”
  • LET’S GET LOADED  /  Carey West  /  “Made Of Clay”
  • SMILE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Steven Tyler  /  “To Love Again”
  • DO IT AGAIN  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • DANCING CHEEK TO CHEEK  /  Annie Sellick & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “No Greater Thrill”
  • ALL OF ME  /  Dick Hyman & Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra  /  “Handful Of Keys”
  • THE DOG SONG  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Get Away From Me”
  • NEW YORK ON SUNDAY  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Hello Dolly To Goodbye Charlie”
  • SUNDAY AFTERNOON  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Winchester In Apple Blossom Time”
  • HUNGRY MAN  /  Mark Winkler  /  “West Coast Cool”
  • CALL ME  /  Astrud Gilberto  /  “A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • BEFORE YOU KNOW IT  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Dream”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life, collected”
  • DREAM  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Dream”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING  /  Allan Harris & Takana Myamoto  /  “Convergence”
  • I SEE BEAUTY  /  Johanna Silanpaa  /  “From This Side”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HITTING BOTTOM” (5.5.18)

6 May

I know it was wishful thinking on my part, but on Saturday’s show I celebrated finally hitting bottom. No, this wasn’t a tribute to Stormy Daniels, it was a realization that the way things are going, I may not live long enough to see us hit the actual bottom. All the songs and some of the singers know exactly what I meant.  So now, after this show, I can tell myself (or pretend) that things will start to get better. (I’m not holding my breath, because I know I really won’t live long enough that way.) 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT  / Alexis Cole  /  “A Kiss In The Dark”   
  • INTO EACH LIFE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • STOP THIS TRAIN  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story?” 
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Ray Charles  /  “The Genius Of Ray Charles”
  • ROCKS IN MY BED  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night” 
  • IT’S ALWAYS 4 AM  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life, Collected”  
  • OLD FASHIONED GAL  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”   
  • THE BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Boz Scaggs  /  “Speak Low”   (Decca Records)
  • MEET ME AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BOTTLE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “Live At Joe’s Pub”  
  • THE LIFE THAT I LEAD  /  Lou Rawls  /  “Carryin’ On”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin” 
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Miles Davis Quintet  /  “Miles Davis & John Coltrane: The Final Tour” 
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Sister Orchid” 
  • DID I EVER REALLY LIVE?  /  Joe Williams  /  “One For My Baby”   
  • BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You” 
  • EVERYBODY’S CRYIN’ MERCY  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend: Live In California”
  • DAYS LIKE THIS  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • THE END OF THE WORLD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Patty Duke  /  “Don’t Just Stand There”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Van Morrison  /  “Versatile”
  • I’M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS  /  Karrin Allyson  /  Round Midnight” 
  • LUSH LIFE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Boston Concert 1976”
  • SOPHISTICATED LADY  /  Linda Ronstadt  /  “Lush Life”
  •  NOTHING LASTS FOREVER  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In every Bar”   
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  

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PLAYLIST FOR “NOSTALGIA NIGHT” – AN ARCHIVE PRESENTATION (3.10.18)

11 Mar

I replayed a show from last November because I couldn’t do a live show this week and, considering all the horrendous things that haves happened just since November, I’ve taken to longing for the good old days — of not so long ago. It was nostalgic for when I was smart and my phone was dumb, when a blue state was just me having a bad day, and when Harvey was a six-foot invisible rabbit you really wanted to see and not a creep you never want to see again. We can’t live in the past, but I don’t mind an occasional visit. I’ll be back from my trip down memory lane and in the studio next Saturday night. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • YESTERDAYS  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “A Fine Romance”
  • I’VE HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY  /  Jaimee Paul  /  “At Last”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Ray Charles  /  “Ray Charles Forever”
  • TRY TO REMEMBER  /  Morgana King  /  “A Taste Of Honey”
  • EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN  /  Michael Holmes  /  “Let Yourself Go”
  • IF YOU WANT THE RAINBOW  /  Roberta Donnay & Prohibition Mob Band  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • SWING BROTHER SWING  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Harlem On My Mind”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tony Perkins  /  “On A Rainy Afternoon”
  • I’D GIVE A DOLLAR FOR A DIME  /  Champian Fulton  /  “Champian Sings & Swings”
  • WHEN THE WORLD WAS YOUNG  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Triplicate”
  • INTERMISSION RIFF  /  Stan Kenton  /  “Kenton In Hifi”
  • YOU COULDN’T BE CUTER  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • MY HOME TOWN  /  Tom Leher  /  “The Old Dope Peddler”
  • WHERE DID THE MAGIC GO  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Astoria: Portrait Of The Artist”
  • THANKS FOR THE MEMORY  /  Bob Hope & Shirley Ross  /  “Thanks For The Memory”
  • YOUNG AND FOOLISH  /  Anita Wardell  /  “Women With Standards”
  • GOOD OLD BAD OLD DAYS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)   /  George Burns  /  “As Time Goes By”
  • LAST NIGHT WHEN WE WERE YOUNG  /  Kenny Burrell  /  “Guitar Forms”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  Allan Harris  /  “Nobody’s Gonna Love You Better”
  • I’M OLD FASHIONED  /  Paula Cole  /  “Ballads”
  • LET’S TAKE AN OLD FASHIONED WALK  /  Melissa Walker  /  I Saw The Sky”
  • THE WAY WE WERE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Boston Concert 1976”
  • THESE FOOLISH THINGS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “The Complete Verve Master Takes”
  • IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “September Of My Years”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  / (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “STRESS RELIEVERS” (2.17.18)

18 Feb

Stress – you can’t live with it and you can’t live without it. But you can minimize it and since I always try to minimize everything, I’m the perfect person to turn to for suggestions. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SLAP THAT BASS  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Geo. & Ira Gershwin Songbook”
  • RELAX  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • HAPPY FEET  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • WITHOUT A SONG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Vegas”
  • A DOODLIN’ SONG  /  Duchess  /  “Duchess”
  • GROOVIN’  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • LAZY AFTERNOON  /  Shirley Horn  /  “A Lazy Afternoon”
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Merry Go Round”
  • LET’S GET LOADED  /  Carey West  /  “Made Of Clay”
  • SMILE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Steven Tyler  /  “To Love Again”
  • DO IT AGAIN  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • DANCING CHEEK TO CHEEK  /  Annie Sellick & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “No Greater Thrill”
  • ALL OF ME  /  Dick Hyman & Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra  /  “Handful Of Keys”
  • THE DOG SONG  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Get Away From Me”
  • NEW YORK ON SUNDAY  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Hello Dolly To Goodbye Charlie”
  • SUNDAY AFTERNOON  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Winchester In Apple Blossom Time”
  • HUNGRY MAN  /  Mark Winkler  /  “West Coast Cool”
  • CALL ME  /  Astrud Gilberto  /  “A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • BEFORE YOU KNOW IT  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Dream”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life, collected”
  • DREAM  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Dream”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING  /  Allan Harris & Takana Myamoto  /  “Convergence”
  • I SEE BEAUTY  /  Johanna Silanpaa  /  “From This Side”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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