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PLAYLIST FOR “SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN” (9.23.17)

24 Sep

I’ve been watching with horror the images of the millions of people whose only fault was being in the path of Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria. Will we ever be able to think about rain benignly again the way so many popular song writers have? To distract myself (the largest circle on my personal Venn diagram with a very small intersection with Reality), I spent a couple of hours living in the past.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • RAINDROPS KEEP FALLING ON MY HEAD  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Live In Tokyo”
  • WHEN THE SUN COMES OUT  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “A Song For You”
  • DON’T RAIN ON MY PARADE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald: The Voice Of Jazz”
  • I THINK IT’S GOING TO RAIN TODAY  /  Randy Newman  /  “Randy Newman (Live)”
  • SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN  /  Lena Horne  /  “Capitol Sings Hollywood: Singin’ In The Rain”
  • A RAINY DAY  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • ISN’T IT A LOVELY DAY  /  Lissy Walker  /  “Life Is Sweet”
  • OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  “Mandy Patinkin”
  • I’M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS  /  Karrin Allyson  /  ”Round Midnight”
  •  IF YOU WANT THE RAINBOW  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jerry Lewis
  • I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW  /  Holly Cole  /  “Don’t Smoke In Bed”
  • AFTER THE RAIN  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “On My Way To You”
  • AFTER THE RAIN  /  John Coltrane  /  “Coltrane For Lovers”
  • RIVER, STAY AWAY FROM MY DOOR  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • GARDEN IN THE RAIN  /  Diana Krall  /  “Love Scenes”
  • WEATHER FORECAST  /  The Master Singers  /  “The Highway Code”
  • SOON IT’S GONNA RAIN  /  Amy McConnell & William Sperendei  /  “Stealing Genius”
  • RIGHT AS THE RAIN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Leontyne Price  /  “Right As The Rain”
  • SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN  /  Jacqui Dankworth  /  “As The Sun Shines Down On Me”
  • POLKA DOTS & MOONBEAMS  /  Julian Yeo  /  “Another Seasonˆ
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Helen Merrill & Dick Katz  /  “When Love Goes Wrong”
  • COME RAIN OR COME SHINE  /  Ray Charles  /  “The Genius Of Ray Charles”
  • STORMY WEATHER  /  Joni Mitchell  /  “Both Sides Now”
  • RAIN, RAIN GO AWAY  /  Gerry Mulligan  /  “Happy Anniversary, Charlie Brown”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “FACT OR ALTERNATIVE FACT?” (6-24-17)

25 Jun

It seems now we even disagree about agreeing to disagree. Things are totally out of control. Don’t you agree? So as a person with a microphone (when I remember to turn it on), don’t I have a solemn responsibility to try to provide some clarity and maybe even some answers? Of course I do. But that doesn’t mean I’m going to do it. Instead I presented a couple hours of people arguing and contradicting each other and never finding common ground. You want cumbaya? Watch Dr. Phil. You want some great singers singing some great songs? Check this out:

SONG  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “My Kind Of Broadway”
  • TALK TO ME BABY (TELL ME LIES) /  Cleo Laine  /  “Quintessential Cleo”
  • IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE  /  Jimmy Rushing  /  “Rushing Lullabies”
  • (I’M DANCING AND) I CAN’T BE BOTHERED NOW  /  Nicole Henry  /  “The Very Thought Of You”
  • I WON’T DANCE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Ella & Louis Again”
  • NO ONE EVER TELLS YOU  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Listen Here”
  • I COULD HAVE TOLD YOU  /  Bob Dylan  /  “I Could Have Told You”
  • DAYS LIKE THIS  /  Van Morrison  /  “Days Like This”
  • DAYS LIKE THIS  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Dreams In Apartments”
  • I’M GLAD I’M NOT YOUNG ANYMORE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Lorne Greene  /  “Young At Heart”
  • CAN’T BUY ME LOVE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • WITH PLENTY OF MONEY & YOU  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “The Music Of Harry Warren”
  • I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU  /  Andre Previn  /  “After Hours”
  • IT’S ALRIGHT WITH ME  /  Kevin Mahogany & Veronica Martell  /  “Big Band”
  • DREAM  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn up The Quiet”
  • INSOMNIA  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett & Willie Nelson  /  “Duets II”
  • DOWN  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • I’M OLD FASHIONED  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • SO NICE  /  Tamar Korn  /  “The Rhythm Method”
  • THE SECRET O’ LIFE  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “Live At Tavern On The Green”
  • I DON’T WORRY ABOUT A THING  /  Mose Allison  /  “Mose In Your Ear”
  • BLUE SKIES  /  Susie Arioli  /  “Night Lights”
  • I THINK IT’S GOING TO RAIN TODAY  /  Randy Newman  /  “The Randy Newman Songbook”
  • IF YOU WANT THE RAINBOW  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LIFE IN THE SLOW LANE” (11.5.16)

6 Nov

Anyone need a respite from the hustle and hurry of our crazy quotidian life? That’s what I offered this week, a glimpse of life in the slow lane with advice and some super-slow ballads from some all-time favorite singers.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYTHING’S MOVIN’ TOO FAST  /  Hetty Kate & The Dan McLean Hot Six  /  “The Umbrella Man”
  • NICE AND EASY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice And Easy”
  • FEELIN’ GROOVY  /  Rachael MacFarlane  /  “Haley Sings”
  • BIDIN’ MY TIME  /  Nat Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • SLOW HOT WIND  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Live At The Village Vanguard”
  • SLOW BOAT TO CHINA  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • LIFE IN THE SLOW LANE  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Best Of Tony Bennett”
  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Madeline Eastman & Randy Porter  /  “A Quiet Thing”
  • SLOWLY  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • SLOWLY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ann-Margaret  /  “Let Me Entertain You”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “Here’s Sammy Davis Jr.”
  • SMALL DAY TOMORROW  /  Irene Kral  /  “Kral Space”
  • CERTIFIED SENIOR CITIZEN  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Earth Wants You”
  • IF I HAD YOU  /  Shirley Horn  /  “All Night Long”
  • SLOW AD LIB DANCE  /  Fred Astaire  /  “The Special Magic Of Fred Astaire”
  • SUNDAY AFTERNOON  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Winchester In Apple Blossom Time”
  • LAZY AFTERNOON  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Rod McKuen  /  “Songs For A Lazy Afternoon”
  • EASY COME EASY GO  /  Diana Krall  /  “At First Sight Soundtrack”
  • SLOW TALKER  /  Bob And Ray  /  “The Two And Only”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live In Japan”
  • TEA FOR TWO  /  Pink Martini With Jimmy Scott  /  “Very Eugene!”
  • MOUNTAIN GREENERY  /  Rebecca Hardiman  /  “Easy Living”
  • IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Dreams In Apartments”
  • TWO FOR THE ROAD  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “My Foolish Heart”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine 

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PLAYLIST FOR “DEBATE NIGHT” (10.1.16)

3 Oct

I started the show with an hour of songs about debates, candidates, and politics. What was I thinking? So half-way through, realizing people want to get away from the cacophony and chaos, I played an hour of music to steer attention away and calm the soul from all the madness.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • (Classic Debate)  /  LET’S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF  /Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Best Of Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong”
  • (Candidates’ Delusion)  /  THE BEST THING FOR YOU  /  Nat Cole  /  “Tell Me All About Yourself”
  • (What Donald Is Told)  /  CONTROL YOURSELF  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine At Carnegie Hall”
  • (What Donald Does)  /  RUNNIN’ WILD  /  Avalon Jazz Band
  • (What Hillary Thinks)  /  EV’RYBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “My Kind Of Broadway”
  • (What Hillary Wants People To Think)  /  SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD  /  Diana Krall  /  “Wallflower”
  • (Trump Twitter Tirade About Me)  /  YOUR MIND IS ON VACATION  /  Mose Allison  /  “Lounge Live From The Mountain Stage”
  • (Climate Change Denier)  /  BLUE SKIES  /  Adrienne Fenemor  /  “Blue Skies”
  • (Climate Change Advocate)  /  TOO DARN HOT  /  Fay Claassen  /  “Red, Hot, & Blue: The Music Of Cole Porter”
  • OH, CALIFORNIA  /  David Ackles  /  “American Gothic”
  • (Fat Shaming)  /  DAVY THE FAT BOY  /  Randy Newman  /  “Randy Newman/Live”
  • (What Candidates Want Us To Believe)  /  EVERYTHING’S COMING UP ROSES  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Carol Burnett  /  “Let Me Entertain You”
  • (What The Electorate Really Thinks)  /  STOP THIS TRAIN  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story?”
  • (A Plea From Millennials)  /  YOUNG AND FOOLISH  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Timeless Mark Murphy”
  • AMERICAN TUNE  /  Paul Simon  /  “There Goes Rhymin’ Simon”
  • SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Sara Gazarek & Josh Nelson  /  Dream In The Blue”
  • EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Sting Variations”
  • BY MYSELF  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • I’M A FOOL TO WANT YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Kristin Chenoweth  /  “The Art Of Elegance”
  • LIVE ALONE AND LIKE IT  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Let’s Get Lost”
  • LI’L DARLIN’  /  The Real Group  /  “Live”
  • DON’T DREAM OF ANYBODY BUT ME  /  Bobby Darin  /  “This Is Darin”
  • LI’L DARLIN  /  Count Basie  /  “Atomic Basie”
  • LOOK TO THE RAINBOW  /  Astrud Gilberto  /  “Look To The Rainbow”
  • YOU MIGHT AS WELL LIVE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Till I Get It Right”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SUMMER LISTENING ASSIGNMENTS – SEASON FINALE” (7.2.16)

9 Jul

I’m posting this a week late. Computer troubles. Saturday (July 2nd) was my final show of the season so, following tradition, I handed out summer listening assignments, music you should be listening to while Turntable For One is on its summer vacation. I’ll be off the air for 8 weeks, but from time to time I’ll let you know some of the music I’m listening to this summer. Leave a comment and let me know what’s keeping your ears busy, besides the general din of iniquity. I’ll be back on the air September 10th.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Nancy Harms  /   “Ellington At Night”
  • MORNIN’  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life Collected”
  • TALKING TO MYSELF  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Remembering You”
  • STOP THIS TRAIN  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story?”
  • PARTY BLUES  /  Joe Williams & Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Joe Williams Finest Hour”
  • CAPTAIN BILL  /  Gene Harris  /  “Tribute To Count Basie”
  • MIMOSA AND ME  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Lovesick”
  • WAIT AND SEE  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • STAY HIP  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Jazz and Other 4-Letter Words”
  • THREE LITTLE WORDS  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Let’s Get Lost”
  • POLKA DOTS AND MOONBEAMS  /  Julian Yeo  /  “Another Season”
  • SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE THE BLUES  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • I HAVE DREAMED  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “The Cure”
  • FRENCH FRIES AND CHAMPAGNE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • YOU’RE MINE, YOU  /  Chet Baker  /  Baby Breeze”
  • LET’S EAT HOME  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Still On The Road”
  • PLEASE SEND ME SOMEONE TO LOVE  / Les McCann  /  “Les McCann Sings”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Morgana King  /  This Is Always”
  • SEALED WITH A KISS  /  Anne Farnsworth  /  “Sealed With A Kiss”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Sings Comden & Green
  • DON’T LIKE GOODBYES  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art of Romance”
  • SIGNING OFF  /  Helen Merrill  /  “You’ve Got A Date With The Blues”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “CELEBRATING MOTHERS” (5.7.16)

9 May

A program for all the mothers in the audience, and for a change I meant it in a literal sense, not as a nasty pejorative. So it was two-hours of music about being a mother, caring for their kids, worrying about their kids, and advising their kids – any of which can be taken to an uncomfortable extreme…but maybe that’s just my story.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • CALL ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Strangers In The Night”
  • ME, MYSELF, AND I  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • AC-CENTU-ATE THE POSITIVE  /  Dr. John  /  “In A Sentimental Mood”
  • IF YOU WANT THE RAINBOW  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • YOU’LL NEVER GET AWAY FROM ME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Mr. Broadway”
  • LOOK AT THAT FACE  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Favorites From A Long Walk”
  • THAT FACE  /  Joe Williams  /  “Jump For Joy”
  • BITTER WITH THE SWEET  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • BUTTON UP YOUR OVERCOAT  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jack Lemmon  /  “A Twist Of Lemon”
  • LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING  /  Helen Merrill  /  “Mixes”
  • THROW IT AWAY  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Stockholm Sweetnin’”
  • BIG BAD WORLD  /  The Real Group  /  “Commonly Unique”
  • IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Falling In Love With Love”
  • LIFE IS JUST A BOWL OF CHERRIES  /  Carmen McRae  /  The Ultimate Carmen McRae
  • BE A CHILD  /  Marlene VerPlanck  /  “Marlene VerPlanck Sings Alec Wilder”
  • GUILTY  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Sophie Milman”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  (Mystery Daughter)  /  Jacqui Dankworth  /  “It Happens Quietly”
  • I’M SHADOWING YOU  /  (Mystery Mother)  Cleo Laine  /  “Quintessential Cleo”
  • ALWAYS  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Mothers & Daughters”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Diana Krall  /  “Love Scenes”
  • BLUES IN THE NIGHT  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Only The Lonely”
  • DON’T WORRY ‘BOUT A THING  /  Joann Funk  /  “Jazz In the Lobby Bar”
  • WHAT’LL I DO  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Dancing In The Dark”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “Christmas For Lovers”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • NEW WORDS  /  Liz Callaway  /  “Unsung Broadway”
  • CHILDREN WILL LISTEN  /  Bernadette Peters  /  “Sondheim Etc., Etc.
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “DRINKING AGAIN” & “SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN” (ARCHIVE SHOWS) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

24 Apr

I dusted off a couple shows from the Turntable For One archives and took the weekend off. Miss me? Well, I’ve been getting ready for an extra-special show this coming Saturday. Be here Wednesday and I’ll give you a hint.

 

For those of you who can’t get through an hour of  me without a drink or two, this show was for you! 

DRINKING AGAIN

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  Album or CD Title

  • THE DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES    /  Anita O’Day  /  “Anita O’Day”
  • SCOTCH AND SODA  /  The Kingston Trio  /  “The Kingston Trio Greatest Hits”
  • THE WHIFFENPOOF SONG  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers And Losers”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Live At The Sahara”
  • DRINKING AGAIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nothing But The Best”
  • VODKA  /  Victoria Hart  /  “The Lost Gershwin”
  • CHAMPAGNE  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Way Down Low”
  • THE NIGHT THEY INVENTED CHAMPAGNE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • ME AND MY GIN  /  Dinah Washington  /  “Ultra Lounge: Hey, Bartender”
  • I’M ALWAYS DRUNK IN SAN FRANCISCO  /  Cannonball Adderley Quintet w/Ernie Andrews  /  “Live Session”
  • MY MELANCHOLY BABY  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • COCKTAILS FOR TWO  /  The Real Group  /  (Live Performance)
  • MAKE IT ANOTHER OLD FASHIONED, PLEASE  /  Julie London  /  “Ultra Lounge: Hey, Bartender”
  • LADIES WHO LUNCH  /  Elaine Stritch  /  “Company”

 

SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN

What’s the difference between a Dream and a Plan? Well, I’ve been having a lot of bad dreams lately, a lot of bad plans, too. Dreams aren’t real and they don’t come true…of course, most of my plans don’t come true, either. You know, maybe there’s no difference at all. Both of them end in disappointment and heartache – but not when singers like the ones I played are singing about plans they’re making!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • TEA FOR TWO  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie  /  “Ella & Basie”
  • ALL MY TOMORROWS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Complete Capitol Singles”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Nancy Wilson And Cannonball Adderley  /  “Nancy Wilson And Cannonball Adderley”
  • LET’S EAT HOME  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Still On The Road”
  • LET’S TAKE A WALK AROUND THE BLOCK  /  Mel Torme  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • SOMEDAY  /  Chantal Chamberland  /  “Dripping Indigo”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Interlude”
  • I’M GOING TO KISS THAT BOY  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Second Hand Smoke”
  • I GUESS I’LL HAVE TO CHANGE MY PLANS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /Jonathan Schwartz  /  “Alone Together”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Astoria: Portrait of The Artist”
  • DEVIL MAY CARE  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story?”
  • RICH INTERIOR LIFE  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Don’t Cry for No Hipster”
  • TWO FOR THE ROAD  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “I’m With The Band”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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