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PLAYLIST FOR “MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO UNCERTAINTY” (1.11.17)

29 Jan

We live in uncertain times, though, honestly, I’m not even certain about that anymore. If you were betting that I’d try to put you at ease and make things better, you totally lost that bet, bud. Two hours of songs about uncertainty of one kind or another. The only thing certain is every singer is a winner.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Record Title

  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Kristin Berardi  /  “Where Or When”
  • AT LONG LAST LOVE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”        
  • MAYBE  /  Nancy Valentine  /  “Lovesome”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • UNDECIDED  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Take A Look”
  • TICK TOCK  /  Chaise Lounge  /  Gin Fizz Fandango”
  • HOW AM I TO KNOW?  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • ARE YOU THERE WITH ANOTHER BOY  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • HOW CAN I BE SURE?  /  Anne Farnsworth  /  “Sealed With A Kiss”
  • WHERE DO YOU START?  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • I WALK A LITTLE FASTER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Fiona Apple  /  “The Best Is Yet To Come”
  • WAIT AND SEE  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • WHERE WOULD YOU BE WITHOUT ME  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  / Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “The Beat Goes On”
  • DID WE HAVE ANY FUN?  /  Shepley Metcalf  /  “Something Irresistible”
  • SO MANY STARS  /  Mark Murphy  /  “The Dream”
  • HE LOVES ME I THINK  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AIN’T  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • TULIP OR TURNIP  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • MY IDEAL  /  Wendy Moten  /  “Wendy Moten Sings Richard Whiting”
  • WILL YOU STILL BE MINE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • WILL I FIND MY LOVE TODAY?  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At Carnegie Hall”
  • HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING  /  Ian Shaw  /  “The Theory Of Joy”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “EPITAPHS” (4.16.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers #thelastword

17 Apr

Have you thought about your epitaph? Have you thought about what you’d like to say as your last word – forever? How about a few suggestions to help you decide?

SONG TITLE  / Artist  /  CD or Album Title

 

  • PLEASE DON’T TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I’M GONE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra Swings”
  • I SHOULD CARE  /  Diahann Carroll  /  “The Magic Of Diahann Carroll”
  • WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • BORN TO LOSE  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “The Blue Room”
  • ALL BY MYSELF  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Oh! Look At Me Now”
  • WHAT GOES UP (MUST COME DOWN)  /  Shepley Metcalf  /  “Don’t Bother To Knock”
  • SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD  /  Diana Krall  /  “Wallflower”
  • LOOKIN’ GOOD  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Sunday Express”
  • I WILL WAIT FOR YOU  /  Daniela Schachter  /  “Purple Butterfly”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • I WONDER WHO’S KISSING HER NOW  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Shel Silverstein  /  Hairy Jazz”
  • STOP THIS TRAIN  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story?”
  • AT LEAST WE GOT TO THE RACE  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Don’t Cry For No Hipster”
  • I HAVE THE FEELING I’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE  /  Greta Metassa  /  “Two For The Road”
  • GOT A DATE WITH AN ANGEL  /  The Four Freshmen  /  “Spotlight On The Four Freshmen”
  • HAS ANYONE HERE SEEN BASIE?  /  Count Basie  /  “Basie Plays Hefti”
  • TIME TO GO  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Don’t Be So Blue”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Nat King Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • WE’LL MEET AGAIN  /  She & Him  /  “Classics”
  • DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE  /  Barry Manilow  /  “Singing With The Big Bands”
  • I WONDER WHAT BECAME OF ME  /  Trijntje Oosterhuis & Toots Thielemans  /  “One More For The Road”
  • GONE  /  Miles Davis  /  Porgy & Bess”
  • WHAT A LITTLE MOONLIGHT CAN DO  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Billie’s Best”
  • DON’T LIKE GOODBYES  /  Tony Bennett  /  The Art Of Romance”
  • HARD TO SAY GOODBYE  /  The Real Group  /  “One For All”
  • TOO DARN HOT  /  Sara Gazarek  /  “At The Cookery”
  • WAITER THE CHECK  /  Nicki Leighton-Thomas  /  “Forbidden Games”
  • DID I EVER REALLY LIVE?  / Joe Williams  /  “One More For My Baby”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings Comden & Green”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MISTAKES, REGRETS, AND DO-OVERS” (1.30.16) #jazz #jazzsingers #jazzradio

31 Jan

“Mistakes, Regrets, and Do-Overs” – it’s not just the title of my upcoming posthumous memoir, it’s also the music theme for the week.  If you missed the show, well, I’m sure that’s a mistake you already deeply regret, especially after glancing down the playlist of great singers and songs. Don’t fret. There’s hope. You’ll get a do-over next Saturday night at 9:00. Try to be on time so that you can be sure to get a seat. 

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I WAS A FOOL TO LET YOU GO  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Cassia DeMayo  /  “Heart, We Will Forget Him”
  • SOPHISTICATED LADY  /  Al Jarreau   /  “Soul Box”
  • THE LIES OF HANDSOME MEN  /  Kristy Baron  /  “Take This Journey”
  • DON’T’CHA GO ‘WAY MAD  /  Frank Sinatra  /  Sinatra & Swingin’ Brass”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Miles Davis  /  “Bleue”
  • MAY I COME IN  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • HE WAS TOO GOOD TO ME  /  Fay Claassen  /  “With A Song In My Heart”
  • AREN’T I CUTE?  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “It’s About Time”
  • BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • MAD ABOUT THE BOY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jessica Biel  /  “Easy Virtue – Movie Soundtrack”
  • DETOUR AHEAD  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirting With Twilight”
  • DID WE HAVE ANY FUN  /  Shepley Metcalf  /  “Something Irresistible”
  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Nat King Cole Sings George Shearing Plays”
  • NO REGRETS  /  Phoebe Snow  /  “Second Childhood”
  • GOOD GUY  /  Trisha Yearwood  /  Stormy Weather”
  • I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART  /  Joe Williams  /  “The Heart & Soul Of Joe Williams & George Shearing”
  • IT STARTED OVER AGAIN/THE SECOND TIME AROUND  /  Marlene Ver Planck  /  “The Mood I’m In”
  • I’M A FOOL TO WANT YOU  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “Quiet Now: Time & Again”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap  /  “Stardust”
  • SECOND CHANCE  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • ONE MORE CHANCE  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Rosie Sings Bing”
  • I NEVER MEANT TO HURT YOU  /  Laura Nyro  /  “The First Songs”
  • THE PEOPLE THAT YOU NEVER GET TO LOVE  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “The People that You Never Get To Love”
  •  PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “EMBARRASSING SITUATIONS” (AN ARCHIVE REPLAY) (4.4.15) #jazz. #jazzradio #jazzsingers

6 Apr

This week we took a trip down memory lane for an archive replay program from last September. Next time maybe you’ll remember to bring a GPS so we won’t get so lost. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • I CANT TAKE YOU NOWHERE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • DON’T’CHA GO ‘WAY MAD  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Live At The Opera House”
  • DINNER FOR ONE PLEASE, JAMES  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad And Blues Master”
  • WHERE ARE MY KEYS  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Language”
  • YOUNG AT HEART  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Live At The Sands, November, 1961
  • YOU GO TO MY HEAD  /  Judy Garland  /  “Judy At Carnegie”
  • FEET DO YOUR STUFF  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • GUESS WHO I SAW TODAY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Phyllis Diller  /  “Wet Toe In A Hot Socket”
  • WAITER, OH WAITER  /  Stacey Kent  /  “The Changing Lights”
  • YOU’RE TALKING TOO LOUD  /  Dave Tull  /  “I Just Want To Get Paid”
  • CHAMPAGNE  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Way Down Low”
  • DID WE HAVE ANY FUN  /  Shepley Metcalf  /  “Something Irresistible”
  • LOOKS LIKE DECEMBER  /  Antonio Carlos Jobim  /  “Christmas For Lovers”
  • SOMETHING COOL  /  Cheryl Bentyne  /  “West Coast Cool”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  

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PLAYLIST FOR “EMBARRASSING SITUATIONS” (9.13.14)

14 Sep

Life is long and more than enough of it is filled with embarrassing situations. It seems to me the least I can do is recognize those situations and totally exploit them by creating an hour of songs about embarrassing moments. Cheating and getting caught? A double embarrassment. Forgetting your keys? That cuts a little too close to home. But worse: forgetting your lyrics. I left that embarrassment for Sinatra and Judy. What? You were expecting empathy? Do I look like Dr. Oz?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • I CANT TAKE YOU NOWHERE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • DON’T’CHA GO ‘WAY MAD  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Live At The Opera House”
  • DINNER FOR ONE PLEASE, JAMES  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad And Blues Master”
  • WHERE ARE MY KEYS  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Language”
  • YOUNG AT HEART  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Live At The Sands, November, 1961
  • YOU GO TO MY HEAD  /  Judy Garland  /  “Judy At Carnegie”
  • FEET DO YOUR STUFF  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • GUESS WHO I SAW TODAY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Phyllis Diller  /  “Wet Toe In A Hot Socket”
  • WAITER, OH WAITER  /  Stacey Kent  /  “The Changing Lights”
  • YOU’RE TALKING TOO LOUD  /  Dave Tull  /  “I Just Want To Get Paid”
  • CHAMPAGNE  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Way Down Low”
  • DID WE HAVE ANY FUN  /  Shepley Metcalf  /  “Something Irresistible”
  • LOOKS LIKE DECEMBER  /  Antonio Carlos Jobim  /  “Christmas For Lovers”
  • SOMETHING COOL  /  Cheryl Bentyne  /  “West Coast Cool”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  “Unreleased Master”

PLAYLIST FOR “UN-ROMANTIC LOVE SONGS” (2.16.13)

16 Feb

The Valentine flowers are wilted, the Valentine candy eaten, the Valentine cards tossed in the recycle bin, right? Sounds to me like the perfect backdrop for an hour of the strangest love songs ever written! Turntable For One’s Post-Valentine’s Day Un-Romantic Musical Extravaganza. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

 

 

 

 

 

  • VALENTINE’S DAY  James Taylor  /  “Never Die Young”   
  • DOWN WITH LOVE  /  Marie Bergman  /  “Fruit”     
  • A FINE ROMANCE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ring-A-Ding Ding”  
  • IF HE WERE STRAIGHT AND I WERE YOUNG  /  Nancy Stearns  /  “A Wish” 
  • I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • PAY SOME ATTENTION TO ME  /  Lena Jansson/Nils Lindbourg Combo  /  “That Certain Feeling” 
  • KEEP YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL  /  Emmy Rossum  /  “Sentimental Journey”
  • SILLY HABITS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Mel Torme/Janis Ian  /  At Marty’s”
  • LOVE FOR SALE  /  Typhanie Monique/Neal Alger  /  “Intrinsic”
  • I DON’T KNOW WHY (I JUST DO)  /  Joe Williams & Harry “Sweets” Edison  /  “Together”
  • DID WE HAVE ANY FUN?  /  Shepley Metcalf  /  “Something Irresistible”   
  • AND SO IT GOES  /  Laila Biali  /  “Tracing Light”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Michel Legrand  /  “At Shelly’s Manne-Hole”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master Recording)