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PLAYLIST FOR “LYRICS CAME LATER” (11.20.21)

21 Nov

In the beginning was the Word. Okay, fine. But not this week. Not on this show. Almost everything I played started out as an instrumental and the lyrics came later. To bring things back to reality, I ended with a melody played so beautifully that I don’t think it really needed the lyrics added later and, finally, with a lyric that Johnny Mercer wrote but didn’t live long enough to set to music. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MOOD INDIGO  /  Nina Simone  /  “Little Girl Blue”
  • LAURA  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Portrait Of Kevin Mahogany”
  • THE BAD IN EVERY MAN  /  The Attic Band  /  “Blue Moon”
  • BLUE MOON  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session”
  • LI’L DARLIN’  /  Count Basie  /  “Standing Ovation”
  • LI’L DARLIN’  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • DON’T DREAM OF ANYBODY BUT ME  /  Bobby Darin  /  “This Is Darin”
  • THE BLUEST KIND OF BLUE  /  Hetty Kate  /  “11:60 PM”
  • PARKER’S MOOD  /  Marion Cowings  /  “Sing A Song Of Bird”
  • CUTE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ann-Margaret  /  “Songs From The Swinger”
  • SOPHISTICATED LADY  /  Ben Webster  /  “Compact Jazz: The Verve Years”
  • SOPHISTICATED LADY  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Bennett Sings Ellington/Hot & Cool”
  • DAT DERE  /  Bobby Timmons  /  “In Person”
  • DAT DERE  /  Sheila Jordan  /  “Portrait Of Sheila Jordan”
  • STOLEN MOMENTS & MURDER BY NUMBERS  /  Frank Zappa & Sting  /  “Broadway The Hard Way”
  • STOLEN MOMENTS  /  Mark Murphy  /  Love Is What Stays”
  • OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Gretje Angell  /  “In Any Key”
  • I GUESS I’LL HAVE TO CHANGE MY PLANS  /  Mel Torme & Jonathan Schwatrz  /  “Mel Torme & Friends”
  • MIDNIGHT SUN  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Lush Life”
  • WALTZ FOR DEBBY  /  Paul Jost  /  “Breaking Through”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie”
  • I REMEMBER CLIFFORD  /  Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “Still Live”
  • WHEN OCTOBER GOES  /  Barry Manilow  /  “2:00 AM Paradise Café”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO UNCERTAINTY” (3.6.21)

7 Mar

                                                                                                                                                                    Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken” 

                                                                                                                                                                   Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, 

                                                                                                                                                                   And sorry I could not travel both

                                                                                                                                                                   And be one traveler, long I stood

                                                                                                                                                                  And looked down one as far as I could. 

Okay, everyone finds this poem iconic and inspiring. Really? Do you know where these roads go? I don’t. Do you know if there are bears or poison ivy or rest stops? I don’t. So how can you be so certain you’re making a good decision and not a bad mistake? You can’t! You can’t be certain and that’s about the only thing you can be certain of. Especially when I spent two hours presenting A Musical Tribute To Uncertainty. (Did everyone love it? Well, I’m not entirely certain about that…)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  “CD Or Album Title

  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • AT LONG LAST LOVE  /  Nancy Kelly  /  “Singin’ And Swingin’”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  Willie Nelson & Norah Jones  /  “My Way”
  • WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “That Day”
  • DON’T YOU KNOW I CARE  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “No Regrets”
  • HOW AM I TO KNOW  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • WAIT AND SEE  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • TULIP OR TUNIP  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Bill Henderson Live At The Vic”
  • WHAT DID I FORGET  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “Hearts & Minds”
  • MAYBE YOU’LL BE THERE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tab Hunter  /  “When I Fall In Love”
  • MAYBE  /  Lena Horne  /  “An Evening With Lena Horne”
  • MAYBE  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • I WONDER  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • SHOULD I  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “Kisses In The Rain”
  • DETOUR AHEAD  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Waiting For Dawn”
  • I WALK A LITTLE FASTER  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Sings Mostly Dorothy Fields & Cy Coleman”
  • DON’T KNOW WHY  /  Ray Blue  /  “Work”
  • I WISH I KNEW  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Ballads”
  • HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING?  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • SO MANY STARS  /Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • LOST IN THE STARS  /  Sheila Jordan  /  “From The Heart”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • WHERE DO YOU GO  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson Big Band  /  “Two’s Company”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Mark Winkler & David Benoit  /  “Old Friends”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

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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 “KIDS’ WEEK” (11.10.18)

10 Nov

I thought we all needed a time out to think about what we’ve done and how we could have done better. To get things rolling, I played some things we learned as kids and seem to have forgotten and a lot of songs about being a kid.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • TEDDY BEARS’ PICNIC  /  Bing Crosby  /  “Musical Moments To Remember: Bing Crosby”
  • BE A CHILD  /  Cleo Laine & Dudley Moore  /  “Smilin’ Through”
  • ALL GOD’S CHILLUN GOT RHYTHM/ DO YOU WANT TO JUMP, CHILDREN  /  Joe Williams  /  “At Newport ‘63”
  • WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Best Of Love Songs”
  • DREAM AWAY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Old Blue Eyes Is Back”
  • SOMETIME I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD  /  Maynard Ferguson  /  “Newport Suite”
  • JUAN CARLOS  /  Juan Carlos  /  “American Dreamers”
  • YOUNG AND FOOLISH  /  Sophie Berkel-Sarbit  /  “Young & Foolish”
  • CHILDREN’S GAME  /  Oscar Peterson & The Singers Unlimited  /  “In Tune”
  • ITSY BITSY SPIDER  /  Cynthia Bane  /  “Clearly”
  • HALLELUJAH I JUST LOVE HER SO  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Stevie Wonder  /  “Tribute To Uncle Ray”
  • STAY AWAKE  /  Laura Mvula  /  “Jazz Loves Disney Vol. 2”
  • WATCH YOUR KID  /  Dave Tull  /  “Texting & Driving”
  • LITTLE MAN, YOU’VE HAD A BUSY DAY  /  Sarah Vaughan & Count Basie  /  “Count Basie & Sarah Vaughan”
  • I WON’T GROW UP  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “From The Vaults”
  • I DON’T WANT TO GROW UP  /  Holly Cole  /  “Temptation”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Joey Alexander  /  Joey. Monk. Live!”
  • DON’T JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Annette  /  “Annette”
  • JUST BECAUSE WE’RE KIDS  /  Carole Simpson  /  “All About Carol”
  • THE INCH WORM  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Playground”
  • CHILDREN WILL LISTEN  /  Bernadette Peters  /  “Sondheim, Etc., Etc.”
  • NEW WORDS  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  “Kidults”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • I AM YOUR CHILD  /  Barry Manilow  /  “Barry Manilow 1”
  • OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Nikki Yanofsky  /  “Nikki”
  • GOD BLESS THE CHILD  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Be Good”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “DUETS WEEK” (4.21.18)

22 Apr

There’s strength in numbers, right? So this must have been one of my strongest shows ever because every song sung was sung by two singers. Plus the instrumentals were duets, too. I even invited a co-host to join me behind the mic – Alexa, the artificial intelligence assistant. That didn’t go exactly as I thought it would. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or album Title

  • TAKES TWO TO TANGO  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • I’M CONFESSIN’  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • MOUNTAIN GREENERY  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Echoes”
  • ALL ROUTE 66 DAY TRIPPER BLUES  /  Billy Brandt & Carrie Wick /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Jamie Cullum & Laura Mvula  /  “Interlude”
  • LITTLE LULU  /  Bill Evans  /  “Further Conversations With Myself”
  • IF I HAD A TALKING PICTURE OF YOU  /  Seth MacFarlane & Norah Jones  /  “In Full Swing”
  • THE BEST THING FOR YOU  /  Mark Murphy & Sheila Jordan  /  “Songbook”
  • GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Anna Wilson & Keith Urban  /  “Countrypolitan Duets”
  • THANKS FOR THE MEMORY  /  Bob Hope & Shirley Ross  /  “Thanks For The Memory”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Gregory Porter  /  “Ella With The London Symphony Orchestra”
  • I BELIEVE SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT ME  /  Kevin Mahogany & Randy Travis  /  “Another Time Another Place”
  • FANCY MEETING YOU HERE  /  Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney  /  “Fancy Meeting You here”
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND  /  Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond  /  “1975: The Duets”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  Betty Carter & Carmen McRae   /  “Duets”
  • MY CUTIE’S DUE ON THE TWO-TO-TWO TODAY  /  Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer  /  “Two Of A Kind”
  • SLOW TALKER  /  Bob & Ray  /  “Bob & Ray: The Two And Only”
  • SAM’S SONG  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Bing Crosby & Gary Crosby  /  “Bing’s Golden Records”
  • PEEL ME A GRAPE  /  Blossom Dearie & Lyle Lovett  /  (Unreleased Single)
  • YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG  /  Curtis Stigers & Cyrille Aimee  /  “Hooray For Love”
  • SILLY HABITS  /  Mel Tormé & Janis Ian  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden  /  “Last Dance”
  • AMERICAN TUNE  /  Simon & Garfunkel  /  “The Concert In Central Park”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR SEASON SEVEN PREMIERE – “MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE 7 DEADLY SINS” (9.3.16)

4 Sep

I’m back! And I thought I’d open Season #7 with something we can all use as ammunition while we keep busy throwing stones at everyone else’s glass houses.  Hope I hit all of your favorites, though not as hard you hit them.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

                                    LUST

  • FEVER  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee”
  • DO SOMETHING  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • LET’S MISBEHAVE  /  King Powell  /  “King Powell”
  • ADDICTED TO LOVE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • LET’S MAKE LOVE  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Marilyn Monroe & Yves Montand  /  “Let’s Make Love” (Soundtrack)

                                    GREED

  • WITH PLENTY OF MONEY Tony Bennett & Count Basie  /  “Basie/Bennett”
  • LOADS OF LOVE  /  Allegra Levy  /  “A New Face”
  • SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE  /  Joe William & Count Basie  /  “At Newport”
  • WHY DON’T YOU DO RIGHT  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares for Me”

                                    ENVY

  • YOU MAKE IT LOOK SO EASY  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “Moonshadow Dance”
  • CHANGE PARTNERS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings”                              
  • GOOD LOOKIN’  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “New York City Drag”

                                    7 DEADLY SINS POSTER CHILD

  • CONFESSION  /  Maureen McGovern  /  “Another Woman in Love”

                                    GLUTTONY

  • FRIM FRAM SAUCE  /  Diana Krall  /  “All for You”
  • HUNGRY MAN  /  Mark Winkler  /  “West Coast Cool”
  • DON’T TOUCH MY BISCUIT  /  Kathi Walkup  /  “The Secret of the Song”

                                    PRIDE

  • THE BEST THING FOR YOU  /  Mark Murphy & Sheila Jordan  /  “Songbook”
  • I’M HIP  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie 1975”
  • ME SPELLED M-E ME  /  Giacomo Gates  /  “Luminosity”

                                    WRATH

  • EVERYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU  /  Nancy Lane  /  “Let Me Love You”
  • I’D RATHER DRINK MUDDY WATER  /  Lou Rawls  /  “The Legendary Lou Rawls”
  • GOD WILL  /  Holly Cole  /  “Blame It On My Youth”

                                    SLOTH

  • I’M LAZY, THAT’S ALL  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Sentimental Streak”
  • LAZY AFTERNOON  /  Shirley Horn  /  “A Lazy Afternoon”
  • AIN’T DOIN’ BAD DOIN’ NOTHING  /  Barbara Lusch  /  “Barbara Lusch”

                                 REDEMPTION

  • SINNER MAN   /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At The Village Gate”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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