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PLAYLIST FOR “WINNING SINGERS-LOSING SONGS” (4.24.21)

25 Apr

It’s time for the Oscars again. And, yes, you can fault the Oscars for being over-the-top – over the top egos, over the top vanity, over the top self-adulation. On the other hand, what do people who don’t win usually say? “It’s an honor just to be nominated.” And I can’t remember anyone at the Oscars insisting the voting was rigged or asking for a recount. I’m just saying… So in honor of the Academy Awards, I brought back a longtime Turntable for One tradition, listening to some wonderful Oscar nominated songs. Not the winners! Instead I presented a couple of hours of winning singers singing Oscar losing songs.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • (1936)  /  I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Live At The Sands/ Show 2”
  • (1963)  /  CHARADE  /  Angela Hagenbach  /  “The Way They Make Me Feel”
  • (1936)  /  WHEN DID YOU LEAVE HEAVEN  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “No Regrets”
  • (1943)  /  MY SHINING HOUR  /  Anita Wardell  /  “Until The Stars Fade”
  • (1951)  /  WONDER WHY  /  Kenny Burrell  /  “Blues-The Common Ground”
  • (1943)  /  YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • (1955)  /  SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE  /  Jacintha  /  “Autumn Leaves”
  • (1937)  /  THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Danny DeVito  /  “Living Out Loud”
  • (1957)  /  WILD IS THE WIND  /  Kari Kirkland  /  “Wild Is The Wind”
  • (1936)  /  PENNIES FROM HEAVEN  /  Ruben Blades  /  “Salswing”
  • (1995)  /  YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • (1948)  /  IT’S MAGIC  /  James Brown  /  “Soul On Top”
  • (1937)  THAT OLD FEELING  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Sings Sweet Songs For Swingers”
  • (1947)  I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • (1944)  /  LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY  /  Stephane Grappelli  /  “Priceless Jazz 26: Stephane Grappelli”
  • (1949)  /  MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Boston Concert 1976”
  • (1945)  /  I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Sunset In The Blue”
  • (1942)  /  DEARLY BELOVED  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Silver Lining”
  • (1938)  /  CHANGE PARTNERS  /  Monica Ramey  /  “Monica Ramey & The Beegie Adair Trio”
  • (1943)  /  HAPPINESS IS JUST A THING CALLED JOE  /  Ruth Cameron  /  “Roadhouse”
  • (1979)  /  THE RAINBOW CONNECTION  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SOCIAL DISTANCING” (3.21.20)

22 Mar

At times like these – perilous times, uncertain times – people turn to Turntable For One for information and advice. Clearly these are people who’ve never listened to the show before. But, okay, I can totally pretend to abandon my usual format and inveterate cynicism to talk about something serious. Social Distancing. What is it? How do I do it? And what can I do while I’m doing it? I think these songs demonstrate some of the actions and attitudes people should adopt to fill the long months ahead. I also threw in Stacey Kent and Rachael & Vilray to remind people of what we won’t be able to do, perhaps for a long, long time. A little salt never really hurts a wound, does it?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • BY MYSELF  /  Rene Zellweger  /  “Judy-Soundtrack”
  • ALL BY MYSELF  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Oh Look At Me Now”
  • LET’S EAT HOME  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Still On the Road”
  • TALK TO ME  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Talk To Me”
  • SHOW ME  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Something Cool”
  • TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT  /  Ruben Blades  /  “Una Noche Con Ruben Blades”
  • BREAKFAST ON THE MORNING TRAM  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • COME DANCE WITH ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Dance with Me”
  • SHALL WE DANCE  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In town”
  • ME AND MY SHADOW  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Allen Ludden  /  “Sings His Favorite Songs”
  • ALONE TOGETHER  /  Alyssa Allgood  /  “Exactly Like You”
  • TV BLUES  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • SCRABBLE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Ages”
  • FLIGHT OF THE FOO BIRDS  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • GET OUT OF TOWN  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “Mad About Madeline”
  • LET’S MAKE LOVE ON THIS PLANE  /  Rachael & Vilray  /  “Rachael & Vilray”
  • CELTIC SWING  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving Me Crazy”
  • I’M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • SONG ABOUT THE MOON  /  Alexis Cole  /  “Dazzling Blue”
  • I REMEMBER SKY  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “Turning Skies”
  • A TABLE SET FOR SOLITUDE  /  Dena DeRose  /  “Live At The Jazz Standard Vol. 1”
  • ET AINSI VA LA VIE  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Parisienne”
  • WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Once In A While”
  • LET IT BE  /  Diane Schuur  /  “Running On Faith”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR: “OPEN BORDERS” (4.6.19)

7 Apr

I opened the southern border wide to celebrate just a small fraction of the songs, musicians, singers from the other side of the border who have given us so much great music. Plus I played the only Frank Sinatra song I can think of where he deliberately sings off key. And to help drive home the point of this week’s show, I also played a song from the new Broadway musical Hadestown, in which Hades, more of a demagogue than demigod, sings about building his wall around Hadestown. Sound chillingly familiar?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I DON’T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT YOU  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • I’M OLD FASHIONED  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT  /  Ruben Blades & Jazz At Lincoln Center Jazz Orch.  /  “Una Noche Con Ruben Blades”
  • JANGADA  /  Claudia Villela  /  “JazzaNova”
  • AGUAS DE MARCO  /  Tom Jobim & Elis Regina  /  “Elis & Tom”
  • WILLOW WEEP FOR ME  /  Arturo O’Farrill & Claudia Acuna  /  “In These Shoes”
  • DORALICE  /  Joao Gilberto & Stan Getz  /  “Getz/Gilberto”
  • ONE NOTE SAMBA  /  Astrud Gilberto  /  “Stan Getz: The Bossa Nova Years”
  • TIJUANA GIFT SHOP  /  Charles Mingus  /  “Tijuana Moods”
  • END OF THE WORLD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Vikki Carr  /  “From The Columbia Records Vaults”
  • O PATO  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “The Very Thought of You
  • AGUA DE BEBER  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Glow”
  • WHY WE BUILD THE WALL  /  Patrick Page  /  “Hadestown: The Myth, The Musical”
  • BESAME MUCHO  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “The Best of Love Songs”
  • DESAFINADO  /  Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim  /  “Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings”
  • SWING MENOR  /  Angel Parra Trio  /  “Uno Ano Mas”
  • AQUI SE HABLA EN AMOR  /  Nat Cole  /  “More Cole Espanol”
  • LA PUERTA  /  Iraida Noriega & Zinco Big Band  /  “Asi Era Entonces, Ahora…”
  • A CAPPELLA IN ACAPULCO  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal!”
  • THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT  /  Tony Bennett & Thalia  /  “Viva Duets”
  • QUIZAS, QUIZAS, QUIZAS  /  Magos Herrera & Sanchal Vasandani  /  “Quizas, Quizas, Quizas”
  • LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE  /  Paulinho Garcia  /  “Beautiful Love”
  • YOU’RE MY THRILL  /  Camila Meza  /  “Prism”
  • ONLY TRUST YOUR HEART  /  Atrud Gilberto & Stan Getz  /  “Stan Getz: The Bossa Nova Years”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “PREVIEW OF COMING ATTRACTIONS FOR 2019” (1.5.19)

6 Jan

The year in music didn’t start on a happy note. Kellye Gray, a unique and passionate singer died suddenly. Still, with all of these interesting new singers and all of the music being released we’ve never heard before from singers and musicians we know and love, I tried to tell my audience 2019 was going to be a good year for Turntable For One. (I’d say it was like preaching to the choir, but I don’t think any choirs listen to my show.)  

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Gregory Generet  /  “Two Of A Kind”
  • I’VE GOT NO STRINGS  /  Johnaye Kendrick  /  “Flying”
  • TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT  /  Ruben Blades  /  “Una Noche Con Ruben Blades”
  • GLAD TO BE UNHAPPY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At Zardi’s”
  • IN SPITE OF ALL THIS, I’M STILL HAPPY  /  Danny Bacher  /  “Still Happy”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Kellye Gray  /  “KG3 Live At The Bugle Boy”
  • SAY IT  /  John Proulx  /  “Say It”
  • THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG  /  Monica Ramey  /  “Monica Ramey & The Beegie Adair Trio”
  • MANNIX  /  (Mystery TV Theme)  /  Le Pommes De Ma Douche  /  “Five Men Swinging”
  • ROCK WITH YOU  /  Alyssa Allgood  /  “Exactly Like You”
  • YOU FASCINATE ME SO  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Wild And Free”
  • FIRE  /  The Ault Sisters  /  “Sisters In Song”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Allan Harris  /  “Long Live The King”
  • ONE STEP  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant  /  “The Window”
  • IT ALL ADDS UP  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Math Camp”
  • YOU LEAVE ME BREATHLESS  /  John Doakes  /  “Forever Reasons”
  • THAT DON’T MAKE IT JUNK  /  Hailey Tuck  /  “Junk”
  • OUR DELIGHT  /  3rd Coast Vocals  /  “3CV”
  • OLD FOLKS  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “After The FallI”
  • I HAVE DREAMED  /  Kurt Elling  /  “The Questions”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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