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PLAYLIST FOR “HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY, NAT COLE!” (9.21.19)

21 Sep

Nat Cole would be 100 years old this year if he hadn’t died when he was 45. I suppose I should say something about how his music has lived on or how his legacy has lived on or how he has influenced so many singers and pianists. But, really, I just wanted to play some music I wanted to hear. In other words, it was business as usual at Turntable For One. But I was surprised to find so many tribute albums and pleased to include some from singers in Sweden, Belgium, and Mexico. Also gave a 100th birthday shout-out to George Shearing. But I don’t think he was listening.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • LET THERE BE LOVE  /  Nat Cole & George Shearing  /  “Nat King Cole Sings & George Shearing Plays”
  • ERRAND GIRL FOR RHYTHM  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For you”
  • I’M NOT MY BROTHER, I’M ME  /  Freddy Cole  /  “I’m Not My Brother, I’m Me”
  • THE SUNDAY THAT SUMMER  /  Nicolas Bearde  /  “I Remember You”
  • THE MAN ON THE LITTLE WHITE KEYS  /  Nat Cole Trio  /  “The Trouble With Me Is You”
  • IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON  /  Claes Janson  /  “Nat Cole Forever”
  • I NEVER HAD A CHANCE  /  Hugh Coltman  /  “Shadows – Songs Of Nat King Cole”
  • LET’S MAKE MORE LOVE  /  Nat Cole  /  “Extraordinary”
  • AVALON  /  Nat Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • AVALON  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Unforgettable”
  • SWEET LORRAINE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “With Respect To Nat”
  • ROUTE 66  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “Nat Cole Songbook”
  • LATE LATE SHOW  /  Nat Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR YOU  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “For Centennial Reasons”
  • L-O-V-E (In German)  /  Nat King Cole  /  “International Nat King Cole”
  • THE SOUL OF NAT KING COLE  /  Yannick Bovy  /  “Celebrates Nat King Cole”
  • STRAIGHTEN UP AND FLY RIGHT  /  Ori Dagan & Sheila Jordan  /  “Nathaniel” A Tribute To Nat King Cole”
  • THIS WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Take A Look”
  • LITTLE GIRL  /  Maurice Hines  /  “To Nat King Cole With Love”
  • DON’T BLAME ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ike Cole  /  “Tribute To His Brother”
  • SHE’S FUNNY THAT WAY  /  Nat Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • I CAN’T SEE FOR LOOKIN’  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “You’ll Never Know”
  • BALLERINA  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat “King” Cole & Me”
  • I GOT IT BAD AND THAT AIN’T GOOD  /  Nat King Cole & George Shearing  /  “Nat King Cole Sings & George Shearing Plays”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Allan Harris  /  “Long Live The King”
  • SMILE  /  Dannah Garay  /  “From You…to You: Remembering Nat King Cole”
  • THE SONG IS ENDED  /  Nat Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • UNFORGETTABLE  /  Nat Cole & Natalie Cole  /  “Unforgettable”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HEADLINE NEWS” (9.14.19)

14 Sep

Have you checked out the headlines these days? Accusations. Recriminations. Distortions. And that’s just about the weather! To give everyone a break, I’ve come up with some “headlines” of my own, sung by some of my favorite headliners.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYTHING’S MOVIN’ TOO FAST  /  Hetty Kate  /  “The Dan McLean Hot Six Meet Hetty Kate”
  • NO MOON AT ALL  /  Carolyn Lee Jones  /  “Close Your Eyes”
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Merry Go Round”
  • WITHOUT A SONG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “I Remember Tommy”
  • LOVE IS SWEEPING THE COUNTRY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The George & Ira Gershwin Songbook”
  • (John Bolton)  / I’VE ONLY MYSELF TO BLAME  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad And Blues Master”
  • THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR THE SUNRISE  /  Sue Raney  /  “Happiness Is A Warm Sue Raney”
  • ADDICTED TO LOVE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • (The Bahamas)  /  INTO EACH LIFE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Patty Duke  /  “Don’t Just Stand There”
  • SOME DAYS EVERYTHING GOES WRONG  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “The Shelter of Your Arms”
  • (Emergency Headline From The White House)  /  STARS FELL ON ALABAMA  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • TIS AUTUMN  /  Nnenna Freelon  /  “Heritage”
  • SUNDAY IN NEW YORK  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Ultra Lounge: Wild, Cool, & Swinging”
  • AUTUMN IN NEW YORK  /  Mary Stallings  /  “But Beautiful”
  • EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend – Live In concert”
  • RULES OF THE ROAD  /  Syndee Winters  /  “Lessons From A Lady”
  • YOU CAN’T LOVE ‘EM ALL  /  Loston Harris  /  “Swingfully Yours”
  • DOWNHILL  /  Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Swing Out”
  • IT ISN’T SO GOOD IT COULDN’T GET BETTER  /  Ronny White  /  “Whyte Wolf”
  • (R.B. G.)  /  I’M STILL HERE  /  Elaine Stritch  /  “Show Stoppers Vol. 2”
  • PEOPLE TIME  /  Stan Getz Quartet  /  “Yours & Mine”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Imelda May & Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”ˆ
  • WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sing Comden & Green”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “PLAYING NICE” – SEASON 10 PREMIERE (8.31.19)

31 Aug

They didn’t change the locks on the front door, so I’m back for my 10th season!! And this week – and maybe only this week – I decided to “Play Nice.” I know, what a nice surprise.  Below a playlist of nice songs, and really nice singers. 

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • NICE ‘N’ EASY  /  Shirley Horn  /  “I Thought About You”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • IT’S SO NICE TO HAVE A MAN AROUND THE HOUSE  /  Peggy Lee  /  “I Like Men!”
  • IT’S NICE WEATHER FOR DUCKS  /  Ronny Whyte  /  “Whyte Wolf”
  • IT’S NICE TO GO TRAV’LING  /  Judith Nijland  /  “Trav’lin’ Light”
  • NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings ”
  • WOULDN’T IT BE NICE?  /  Rebecca Sullivan  /  “This Way This Time”
  • YOU MEET THE NICEST PEOPLE IN YOUR DREAMS  /  Fats Waller  /  “Jazz Favorites Vol. 1”
  • TREAT HIM NICELY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Annette Funicello  /  “Annette’s Beach Party”
  • IT’S OH SO NICE  /  Count Basie  /  “Straight Ahead”
  • ‘S WONDERFUL  /  Ellen Andersson  /  ’S Wonderful”
  • SOMEONE NICE LIKE YOU  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “The Essentials: Sammy Davis Jr.”
  • SO NICE  /  Patricia Barber  /  “Nightclub”
  • PLAYING WITH MY FRIENDS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Playin’ With My Friends”
  • (OUR) LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Gretje Angell  /  “…In Any Key”
  • IT’S BEEN SO NICE TO BE WITH YOU  /  Tony Monaco  /  “Celebration”
  • SIT DOWN, YOU’RE ROCKIN’ THE BOAT  /  Wesla Whitfield  /  “Beautiful Love”
  • NICE  /  John Storie  /  “Ponderosa”
  • TREAT ME NICE  /  Marina & The Kats  /  “Wild”
  • YOU COULDN’T BE CUTER  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Yesterdays”
  • NICE GIRLS DON’T STAY FOR BREAKFAST  /  Carmel McCreagh  /  “ Nice Girl”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • THEM THERE EYES  Gretje Angell  /  “…In Any Key”
  • I LIKE YOU, YOU’RE NICE  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings”
  • I LIKE YOU, YOU’RE NICE  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings: 45th Anniversary Edition”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “EGO TRIP TRAVEL TIPS” – AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST – (6.15.19)

16 Jun

I couldn’t get to the studio this week. It turns out that GPS is useless when you’re taking an ego trip. So I went deep into the archives for a show that, sadly, is as relevant today as it was a few years ago. Maybe more. Of course, I added a few cautionary tales to the Ego Trip itinerary, and a few of these trips don’t exactly come in for a soft landing. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album title

  • YOU’RE SO VAIN  /  Carly Simon  /  “Greatest Hits Vol. 1”
  • I’M HIP  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie 1975”
  •  THE BEST THING FOR YOU  /  George Evans  /  “Live At The Cellar”
  • PEEL ME A GRAPE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “The Main Ingredient”
  • I BELIEVE IN YOU  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “It Might As Well Be Swing”
  • THE BEST IS YET TO COME  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • A LOT OF LIVING TO DO  /  Sammy Davis  /  “Sammy Davis Jr. Belts The Best Of Broadway”
  • OLD WORLD CHARM  /  Maud Hixson  /  “Don’t Let A Good Thing Get Away”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Once To Every Heart”
  • YOU CAME A LONG WAY FROM ST. LOUIS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tammy Grimes  /  “Tammy Grimes”
  • HE’S A TRAMP  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • LOVE WON’T LET YOU GET AWAY  /  Seth MacFarlane & Sara Bareilles  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • I BELIEVE SHE WAS TALKIN’ ABOUT ME  /  Kevin Mahogany & Randy Travis  /  “Another Time Another Place”
  • PAY SOME ATTENTION TO ME  /  Lena Jansson  /  “That Certain Feeling”
  • I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER  /  Marc Pompe  /  “Monk’s Dream”
  • I FEEL PRETTY  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Sophie Milman”
  • YOU’RE BLASÉ  /  Stan Getz  /  “My Old Flame”
  • COMMON TOUCH  /  Nancy Kelly  /  “B That Way”
  • YOU’RE LOOKING AT ME  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • ON A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA  /  Morgana King  /  “This Is Always”
  • I CAN’T GET STARTED  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Sunday Express Vol. 2”
  • YOU’LL SEE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • WHEN IN ROME  /  Tina May  /  “A Wing & A Prayer”
  • BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “THE TRUTH ABOUT MEN” (10.6.18)

7 Oct

Since we learned this week – much to my surprise – that it’s a scary time for men and that men are the true victims here, I had to do something to support all these poor unfortunate men, victims of an unfair society that never gives them any power nor respect. But what could I do being just a simple and largely ignored radio host? How about a testosterone-filled evening of man-splaining, man-rationalizing, and man-boasting songs, plus beer, of course, with an occasional view from a woman’s perspective? Here’s hoping for a better world…what are the chances?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I LIKE TO LEAD WHEN I DANCE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra ‘65”
  • HERE’S TO THE LOSERS  /  Laura Dickinson  /  “One For My Baby”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Once To Every Heart”
  • A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND  /  Amy Cervini  /  “No One Ever Tells You”
  • THE LADY’S IN LOVE WITH YOU  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • I’M ALWAYS WAITING ON YOU  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “DotDotDot”
  • WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Wolfman Jack  /  “In The Midnight Hour”
  • WHEN A WOMAN LOVES A MAN  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Johnny Mercer Songbook”
  • BLUES IN THE NIGHT  /  Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson  /  “Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson”
  • GIMME A PIG FOOT AND A BOTTLE OF BEER  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Quintessential Cleo”
  • I LIKE BEER  /  Tom T. Hall  /  “Greatest Hits Vol. 2”
  • COME BLOW YOUR HORN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Softly As I Leave You”
  • IF I RULED THE WORLD  /  Dionne Warwick  /  “Very Dionne”
  • I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER  /  Marc Pompe  /  “Monk’s Dream”
  • I DON’T MIND A BIT  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “You’ll Never Know”
  • I DON’T WANT MUCH  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend: Live In California”
  • IT’S A MAN  /  Duchess  /  “Duchess”
  • WHEN I’M NOT NEAR THE GIRL I LOVE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Liberace  /  “I Play Piano & Sing”
  • IT’S A MAN’S MAN’S MAN’S WORLD  /  Morgan James  /  “Learn To Floss In 3 Easy Steps”
  • A WOMAN IS A SOMETIME THING  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “Porgy & Bess”
  • BIG DISCOUNT  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Some Of That Sunshine”
  • I WANT A LITTLE GIRL  /  Nat Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • A MAN AIN’T SUPPOSED TO CRY  /  John Doakes  /  “Forever Reasons”
  • PEOPLE TIME  /  Stan Getz  /  “Yours And Mine”
  • FRAGILE  /  Sting  /  “…Nothing Like The Sun”
  • WE’RE ALL IN THE DANCE  /  Rachel Caswell  /  “We’re All In The Dance”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MISS YOU, MR. MERCER” (5.26.18)

28 May

This week, almost on the anniversary of his death, I barely scratched the surface of Johnny Mercer’s 1400 songs.  A valiant effort, a daunting task, but a couple hours of great music.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MISS YOU MR. MERCER  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • DAY IN DAY OUT  /  Nat King Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Johnny Mercer Songbook”
  • THE DAYS OF WINE & ROSES  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Live At The Bugle Boy”
  • JEEPERS CREEPERS  /  Julius LaRosa  /  “Julius LaRosa”
  • COME RAIN OR COME SHINE/  Nancy LaMott  /  “Come Rain Or Come Shine”
  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Sammy Davis & Count Basie  /  “Our Shining Hour”
  • TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS  /  Helen Merrill  /  “Casa Forte”
  • WHATCHA MA CALL IT  /  Johnny Mercer  /  “Moon River”
  • EMILY  /  Bill Evans Trio  /  “Turn Out The Stars”
  • SATIN DOLL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  The Coasters  /  “Johnny Mercer Covers”
  • MY NEW CELEBRITY IS YOU  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • TRAV’LIN’ LIGHT  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving me Crazy”
  • LAURA  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Portrait of Kevin Mahogany”
  • LAZYBONES  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Sister Orchid”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  Jazzmeia Horn  /  “A Social Call”
  • DREAM  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ringo Starr  /  “Sentimental Journey”
  • WHEN OCTOBER GOES  /  Barry Manilow  /  “2:00 AM Paradise Café”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Bye Bye Blackbird”
  • DRINKING AGAIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The World We Knew”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Tony DeSare  /  “One For My Baby”
  • SKYLARK  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • AND SO TO BED  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “John Pizzarelli Salutes Johnny Mercer”
  •  PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HE SAID-SHE SAID” (1.20.18)

22 Jan

I played musical He Said-She Said this week, and unlike real life, nobody got fired and nobody went to court. Lots of opposing viewpoints and men and women not seeing eye-to-eye, but I also included some classic He Said-She Said duets

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • NICE AND EASY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice & Easy”
  • DO SOMETHING  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • LIVE ALONE AND LIKE IT  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Let’s Get Lost”
  • LIVING WITHOUT YOU  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  Patricia Barber  /  The Cole Porter Mix”
  • LOVE IS A NECESSARY EVIL  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life, Collected”
  • LET’S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Ella With The London Symphony Orchestra”
  • THE LADY IS A TRAMP  /  Buddy Greco  /  “The Lady Is A Tramp”
  • HE’S A TRAMP  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • BANGERS & MASH  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Peter Sellers & Sophia Loren  /  “Goodness Gracious Me Vol. 1”
  • MAKE ME RAINBOWS  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Easy”
  • WHERE’S THAT RAINBOW  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “It’s All Over But The Swingin’”
  • GET HAPPY  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend”
  • LOVE WON’T LET YOU GET AWAY  /  Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney  /  “Fancy Meeting You Here”
  • BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Falling In Love With Love”
  • 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Take Love Easy’”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • BOY WANTED  /  Sandra King  /  “Making Beautiful Music Together”
  • I WANT A LITTLE GIRL  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • YOU WON’T FORGET ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • IT’S EASY TO REMEMBER  /  John Coltrane Quartet  /  “Ballads”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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