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PLAYLIST FOR “HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOB!” (10.7.17)

9 Oct

My brother (you know him as “R.L.” and I know him as “Bob! Take the pillow off my face. I can’t breathe!”) celebrated his birthday on Oct. 8 and I celebrated it on my show the night before, featuring his favorite song – Skylark – and some of his favorite singers. I also featured a few favorite musical brothers.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. SWING  /  Andrej Hermlin & His Swing Dance Orchestra  /  “Happy Birthday Mr. Swing”
  • SKYLARK  /  Kevin Mahogany & Ray Brown Trio /  “Some Of My Best Friends Are…Singers”
  • SLUMMING ON PARK AVENUE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • WALKING MY BABY BACK HOME  /  Livingston Taylor  /  “Snapshot – Live At The Iron Horse”
  • WALKING MY BABY BACK HOME  /  James Taylor  /  “Hourglass”
  • MULBERRIES  /  Bob & Ray  /  “The Wally Ballou Story”
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy  /  “The Dream”
  • LOVE WALKED IN  /  Sue Raney  /  “In Good Company”
  • THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jennie Smith  /  “Nightly On The Steve Allen Show”
  • LOOK OUT FOR LOVE  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • I’M NOT MY BROTHER I’M ME  /  Freddy Cole  /  (A Live Performance)
  • WHERE THE ACTION IS  /  Ike Cole  /  “Tribute To His Brother Nat”
  • GROOVE YARD  /  The Montgomery Brothers  /  “Groove Yard”
  • BILL  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine Live At Carnegie Hall”
  • I WANT TO BE HAPPY  /  The Mills Brothers & Count Basie  /  “The Board Of Directors”
  • BIRTHDAY SONG, GENERIC  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “Moonshadow Dance”
  • SKYLARK  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Fallen Angels”
  • FOUR BROTHERS  /  King Sisters  /  “Imagination”
  • IT ISN’T SO GOOD IT COULDN’T GET BETTER  /  Irene Kral  /  “Second Chance”
  • LOVE IS IN THE AIR  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “A Stephen Sondheim Collection”
  • I LOVE YOU PORGY  /  Nina Simone  /  “Mood Indigo”
  • SKYLARK  /  Roberta Gambarini & Hank Jones  /  “You Are There”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL  /  John Coltrane Quartet  /  “Ballads”
  • SAVE YOUR LOVE FOR ME  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley”
  • BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Mr. Oscar Brown Jr. Goes To Washington”
  • FAR AWAY PLACES  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • SKYLARK  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone And Piano!”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “NIGHT AT THE MOVIES” (12.10.16)

11 Dec

All but one of these songs were first heard in a movie. Do you know which one appeared on stage first?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • AS TIME GOES BY  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Stage & Screen Hits””
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND  /  Roberta Gambarini & Dave Brubeck  /  “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  • WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • HE’S A TRAMP  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU  /  Carol Sloane  /  “As Time Goes By”
  •  STELLA BY STARLIGHT  /  Miles Davis Quintet  /  “’58 Miles”
  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Sara Gazarek  /  “Yours”
  • TOP HAT WHITE TIE AND TAILS  /  Fred Astaire  /  “The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • ISN’T THIS A LOVELY DAY  /  Lissy Walker  /  “Life Is Sweet”
  • THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “A Song for You”
  • BY MYSELF  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Ray Charles  /  “Ray Charles Forever”
  • CINEMA PARADISO  /  Petra Haden  /  “Petra Goes To The Movies”
  • HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “How Do You Keep The Music Playing?”
  • LAURA  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “World On A String”
  • LAST TANGO IN PARIS  /  Gato Barbieri  /  “Last Tango In Paris”
  • THE TROLLEY SONG  /  Cecile McLoren Salvant  /  “For One To Love”
  • HOW LITTLE WE KNOW  /  Nat Cole  /  “Capitol Sings Hoagy Carmichael”
  • THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE  /  Morgana King  /  “The Shadow Of Your Smile”
  • MISTY  /  Erroll Garner  /  “Ready Take One”
  • THE DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES  /  Cassandra Wilson  /  “Midnight In The Garden of Good & Evil”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • MOON RIVER  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “Come Rain Or Come Shine”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “STALKER WEEK” (5.21.16)

22 May

Every week I try to play music that strikes a chord with as many audiences as possible. Still, there’s been one group, hidden in the shadows, I’ve ignored…until this week. Stalkers – this one was for you!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THEN I’LL BE HAPPY  /  Joe Williams  /  “The Song is You”
  • TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Listen Here”
  • ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • I WILL WAIT FOR YOU  /  Daniela Schachter  /  “Purple Butterfly”
  • I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • I’VE GOT MY EYES ON YOU  /  Dianne Reeves  /  Good Night & Good Luck”
  • EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE  /  The Police  /  “Synchronicity”
  • THE MORE I SEE YOU  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Falling In Love With Love”
  • WALKIN’ AFTER MIDNIGHT  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Something Cool”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW ME  /  Harry Connick, Jr.  /  “Only You”
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  Stephane Grappelli  /  “The Collection”
  • YOU’RE GONNA SEE A LOT OF ME  /  Lisa Ekdahl  /  “When Did You Leave Heaven?”
  • THAT OLD FEELING  /  Cleo Laine  /  “That Old Feeling”
  • WHERE ARE YOU?  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Shadows In the Night”
  • WHERE CAN I GO WITHOUT YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “Forbidden Fruit”
  • THE BOY NEXT DOOR  /  Champian Fulton  /  “Change Partners: Live At Yardbird Suite”
  • I’M SHADOWING YOU  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings”
  • SLOW BOAT TO CHINA  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Twelve Nights In Hollywood”
  • SLOW BOAT TO CHINA  /  Homer & Jethro  /  “Confucius Say”
  • WATCHING  /  Renee Yoxon  /  “Here We Go Again”
  • WATCH WHAT HAPPENS  /  Thomas Quasthoff  /  “The Jazz Album”
  • IN LOVE IN VAIN  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Crazy & Mixed Up”
  • MICHAEL BUBLE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “The Vienna Affair”
  • DREAMER  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • I COULD WRITE A BOOK  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Complete Improv Recordings”                                  
  • SO IN LOVE  /  Roberta Gambarini  /  “So In Love”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “THE GREATEST OCD HITS OF ALL TIME” (6.13.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

13 Jun

Yes, here they are all in one place and one neatly arranged package: the Greatest OCD Hits of…uh-oh – I’ve made a mistake. I don’t know if I should have put them in numerical, alphabetical, or chronological order. What do I do? Start all over? I will as soon as I wash my hands a few times, though maybe by then you’ll have washed your hands of this whole thing? Wait. Come back!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • DAY IN DAY OUT  /  Roberta Gambarini  /  “So In Love”
  • ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL  /  Jack Jones  /  “Love Ballad”
  • NIGHT AND DAY  /  Rebecca Jenkins and her Trio  /  “Live At The Cellar”
  • SAY IT  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirting With Twilight”
  • 11:60 PM  /  Hetty Kate & The Irwell Street String Band  /  “11:60 PM”
  • ARE YOU THERE WITH ANOTHER BOY  /  Mark Jennett  /  ”Everybody Says Don’t”
  • DRINKING AGAIN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Aretha Franklin  /  “Unforgettable”
  • I CONCENTRATE ON YOU  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • YOU’RE GONNA SEE A LOT OF ME  /  Lisa Ekdahl  /  “When Did You Leave Heaven”
  • TIME AFTER TIME AFTER TIME  /  Jack Clement  /  (Single)
  • TIME AFTER TIME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Perfectly Frank”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “BREAKING THE RECORD” (2.28.15) – AN ARCHIVE REPLAY #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

1 Mar

Couldn’t do a live show last night, so I pulled from the Turntable For One archives a program I consider one of my proudest moments (you’ll notice I didn’t solicit anyone else’s opinion about that).  On this show, Turntable For One bravely went where no other radio program has tried to go. (What do they know that I don’t and when will I ever learn?) Nevertheless, throwing caution and good sense to the wind (if not good taste as well), I challenged the record for the most number of songs ever played during a Turntable For One show; and, including references from accompanists, I played 31 songs in one hour, a record I think will stand, especially on a crowded bus. But, you be the judge! Take a look at the playlist. I’d say the music was a Win-Win for me and everyone else.  

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  Album or CD Title

 

  •  IT DON’T MEAN A THING/I’M CHECKING OUT GOOMBYE  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Girl Singer”
  • ALL GOD’S CHILDREN/DO YOU WANT TO JUMP CHILDREN  /  Joe Williams  /  “At Newport ‘63”
  • BRIGAS NUNCA MAIS/FELICIDADE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE/MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Once To Every Heart”
  • NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT/THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME/S’WONDERFUL/SWANEE/STRIKE UP THE BAND / Sarah Vaughan  /  “Gershwin Live”
  • WATCH WHAT HAPPENS/FLY ME TO THE MOON/YOU AND THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC/SHAKING THE BLUES AWAY  /  Mel Torme  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES/ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE  /  Roberta Gambarini  /  “Easy To Love”
  • I WANT TO BE HAPPY/SOMETIMES I’M HAPPY  /  Jessica Molaskey/John Pizzareli  /  “Waiting In Limbo”
  • TIME AND LOVE/AHMAD JAMAL’S MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • AMERICAN LULLABY/ NOT WHILE I’M AROUND  /  Veronica Nunn  /  “American Lullaby”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  

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PLAYLIST FOR “OLDIES BUT GOODIES WEEK” – AN ARCHIVE ENCORE (1.17.15) #jazz

19 Jan

Couldn’t do a live show this week, so I reached into the Turntable For One archives for an oldie but goodie – which happened to be “Oldies But Goodies Week.” 

It was “Oldies But Goodies Week” on the show this week, but I didn’t mean the songs. I meant the singers! To sing on this week’s show you needed to be 70-years-old at least; or if you weren’t 70, you had to be accompanied by (at least) a septuagenarian. By the time I’m in my 70s, I hope still to be cutting my own meat. But look what these singers produced even in the late stages of their careers.  

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • ANYTHING GOES  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • WONDER WHY  /  Carmen McRae & Shirley Horn Trio  /  “Sarah – Dedicated To You”
  • LIVING WITHOUT YOU  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • BABY DREAM YOUR DREAM  /  Marlene VerPlank  /  “Ballads mostly…”
  • THE JUG AND I  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “The L.A. Treasures Project”  
  • ILL WIND  /  Charlie Haden With Nora Jones  /  “Sophisticated Ladies”
  • YOUNG AT HEART  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  George Burns & Bobby Vinton  /  “As Time Goes By”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Freda Payne  /  “Come Back To Me Love”
  • RICH INTERIOR LIFE  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Don’t Cry For No Hipster”
  • MAYBE  /  Lena Horne  /  “An Evening With Lena Horne”
  • OH YOU CRAZY MOON  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND  /  Dave Brubeck & Roberta Gambarini  /  “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  

 

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PLAYLIST FOR “OLDIES BUT GOODIES WEEK” (9.6.14)

7 Sep

It was “Oldies But Goodies Week” on the show this week, but I didn’t mean the songs. I meant the singers! To sing on this week’s show you needed to be 70-years-old at least; or if you weren’t 70, you had to be accompanied by (at least) a septuagenarian. By the time I’m in my 70s, I hope still to be cutting my own meat. But look what these singers produced even in the late stages of their careers.  

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • ANYTHING GOES  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • WONDER WHY  /  Carmen McRae & Shirley Horn Trio  /  “Sarah – Dedicated To You”
  • LIVING WITHOUT YOU  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • BABY DREAM YOUR DREAM  /  Marlene VerPlank  /  “Ballads mostly…”
  • THE JUG AND I  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “The L.A. Treasures Project”  
  • ILL WIND  /  Charlie Haden With Nora Jones  /  “Sophisticated ladies”
  • YOUNG AT HEART  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  George Burns & Bobby Vinton  /  “As Time Goes By”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Freda Payne  /  “Come Back To me Love”
  • RICH INTERIOR LIFE  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Don’t Cry For No Hipster”
  • MAYBE  /  Lena Horne  /  “An Evening With Lena Horne”
  • OH YOU CRAZY MOON  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND  /  Dave Brubeck & Roberta Gambarini  /  “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

 

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