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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO UNREALITY – REALLY!” (5.14.22)

15 May

Impossible! It just can’t be! Have you lost touch with reality? I know. It sounds like my last IRS audit. Or maybe Wolf Blitzer’s performance review. Nope. These are things people have been saying about Turntable For One for years. And this week, they were right. I paid tribute to all the things and ways people embrace, admire, and seek Unreality. Is the last song Reality or Unreality? I think that’s going to depend very much on what we all do in the near future.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I’M SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD  /  Bobby Darin  /   “Wild, Cool, & Swinging”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Lena Horne  /  “Lena A New Album”
  • SWINGING ON A STAR  /  Ori Dagan  /   “S’cat Got My Tongue”
  • RETURN TO PARADISE  /  Shirley Horn  /   “Here’s To Life”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • THE FRIM FRAM SAUCE  /  Thisbe Vos  /  “Sophistication”
  • TEDDY BEAR’S PICNIC  /  Bing Crosby  /   Musical Moments To Remember”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Carol Sloane  /   “Live At 30th Street”
  • IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON  /  Nat King Cole  /   “After Midnight”
  • PRETEND  /  Dianne Reeves  /   “Good Night & Good Luck”
  • STREET OF DREAMS  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • PURE IMAGINATION  /  Joanie Sommers  /   “Here, There & Everywhere”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Tom Rust  /  Are We There Yet?”
  • ANOTHER SCOTCH AND SODA  /  Andrea Carter  /   “Love Slipped Out the Door”
  • DAYS OF WINE & ROSES  /  (Mystery vocalist)  /   Johnny Rivers  /   “Changes”
  • EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles”
  • DREAM  /  Diana Krall  /   “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • CAN WE PRETEND  /  Freddy Cole  /   “Talk To Me”
  • IN THE LAND OF BEGINNING AGAIN  /  Cyrille Aimee & Adonis Rose & New Orleans Jazz Orch.  /  “Petite Fleur”
  • UP ON THE ROOF  /  James Taylor  /   “James Taylor Live”
  • LOOK TO THE RAINBOW  /  Luciana Souza  /  “Ryan Truesdale/Gil Evans Project”
  • SMILE  /  Lyle Lovett  /   “Smile”
  • YOU ARE THERE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Best of Love Songs”
  • WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. lang  /   “A Wonderful World”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY AND MORE!” (4.30.22)

1 May

Saturday afternoon, I guest-hosted American Jukebox, rock hits of the 50s, 60s, and 70s and played music to celebrate International Dance Day and pop stars who have also sung from the Great American Songbook. So for Saturday night’s show, just to be different, I chose the themes of International Dance Day and pop stars singing from the Great American Songbook and I also tossed in a few jazz singers singing classic pop tunes. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • COME DANCE WITH ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Come Dance With Me”
  • SHALL WE DANCE  /  Lucy Dixon  /   “Lulu’s Back in Town”
  • SHALL WE DANCE?  /  Norma Winstone  /   “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • THE BEST THINGS HAPPEN WHILE YOU’RE DANCING  /  Kurt Elling  /   “This Time It’s Love!”
  • I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /   “Ella Sings Broadway”
  • CHANGE PARTNERS  /  Ian Shaw  /   “The Echo Of A Song”
  • THE MUSIC THAT MAKES ME DANCE  /  Shirley Horn  /   “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • LAST DANCE/DANCING IN THE DARK  /  Tierney Sutton  /   “Dancing In The Dark”
  • I WON’T DANCE  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /   “Cheek To Cheek”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Sting & Herbie Hancock  /   “My Funny Valentine”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Linda Ronstadt  /   “For Sentimental Reasons”
  • WE THREE  /  Paul McCartney  /   “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • SINCE I FELL FOR YOU  /  Gladys Knight  /   “Before Me”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  George Michael  /   “Symphonica”
  • EMBRACEABLE YOU  /  Laura Nyro  /   “Angel In The Dark”
  • THAT OLD FEELING  /  Bob Dylan  /   “Triplicate”
  • I GOT IT BAD AND THAT AIN’T GOOD  /  Carly Simon  /   “Torch”
  • DON’T TAKE YOUR LOVE FROM ME  /  Frankie Valli  /   “A Touch Of Jazz”
  • CALIFORNIA DREAMING  /  Diana Krall  /   “Wallflower”
  • THE TEARS OF A CLOWN  /  Kevin Mahogany  /   “Pride & Joy”
  • IF IT’S MAGIC  /  Artemis w/ Cecile McLorin Salvant  /   “Artemis”
  • BLACKBIRD  /  Kenny Rankin  /   “Haven’t We Met?”
  • HONEY PIE  /  Tuck & Patti  /   “Love Warriors”
  • EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD  /  Kari Kirkland  /   “Wild Is The Wind”
  • LANDSLIDE  /  Stacey Kent  /   “Songs From Other Places”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “AN EVENING WITH FRANK” (4.2.22)

3 Apr

He gave us so much wonderful, unforgettable music. Wait, you’re thinking of that Frank? I was thinking of Frank Loesser and I tried to squeeze as many gems in his voluminous songbook from movies, Broadway, and popular song into a couple hours as I could. But before the Evening With Frank began, I opened the show again with another song from a young Ukrainian jazz singer who remains (as of this posting) safe and even hopeful in Kyiv. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • TAKE IT EASY  /  Alina Zalozna Quartet
  • GUYS AND DOLLS  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /   “If I Ruled The World”
  • LUCK BE A LADY  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Best Of Vegas”
  • MOMENTS LIKE THIS  /  Peggy Lee  /   “Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee”
  • JOEY, JOEY, JOEY  /  Al Jarreau  /  “25 Greatest Hits”
  • LET’S GET LOST  /  Cyrille Aimee  /   “Let’s Get Lost”
  • MORE I CANNOT WISH YOU  /  Johnny Hartman  /   “This One’s For Tedi”
  • TWO SLEEPY PEOPLE  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /   Carly Simon & John Travolta  /   “Film Noir”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  Kelly Green  /   “Life Rearranged”
  • I’VE NEVER BEEN IJN LOVE BEFORE  /  Oscar Peterson Trio  /   “The Trio Live From Chicago”
  • HAMLET  /  Karen Oberlin  /   Karen Oberlin Live At The Algonquin”
  • THE LADY’S IN LOVE WITH YOU  /  Steven Pasquale  /   “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • ON A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA  Renee Olstead W/ Carol Welsman  /   “Renee Olstead”
  • BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /   “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • I HEAR MUSIC  /  Dakota Staton  /   “Great Ladies Of Song: Dakota Staton”
  • HEART AND SOUL  /  Joe Williams & George Shearing  /   “Heart And Soul”
  • IF I WERE A BELL  /  Stacey Kent  /   “Dreamer In Concert”
  • THE INCH WORM  /  Paul McCartney  /   “Kisses On The Bottom
  • I BELIEVE IN YOU  /  Jackie Messina  /   “Necessary Arrangement”
  • CAN’T GET OUT OF THIS MOOD  /  Tony Bennett  /   “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • I GO FOR THAT  /  Hetty Kate & Irwell Street String Band  /   “11:60 PM”
  • SPRING WILL BE A LITTLE LATE THIS YEAR  /  Larry Coryell  /   “Private Concert”
  • I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Shirley Horn  /   “I Thought About You: Live At Vine Street”
  • SAY IT  /  Kurt Elling  /   “Dedicated To You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MORE THAN 3 TENORS” (3.19.22)

21 Mar

They were superstars on their own, iconic names who didn’t need first names: Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti. The world loved them; and they loved the world – sometimes a little too literary. When they agreed to sing together, they went from superstars to superheroes: The Three Tenors. Three? Really? That’s all it takes to be adored? I can do better – much better than that! Let the adoration flow because I presented More Than Three Tenors” this week. Of course, I meant, tenor sax players and accompanists plus a few favorite tenor voices as well.  

SONG TITLE  /  Artists  /  CD Or Album Title

  • AFTER THE RAIN  /  Alina Bzhezhinska  /   “Inspiration”
  • A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP  /  Shirley Horn & Buck Hill  /   “Close Enough For Love”
  • STARS FELL ON ALABAMA  /  Kenny Washington & Victor Goines  /   “What’s The Hurry”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Jackie Ryan & Red  Holloway  /  Best Of Love Songs”
  • THEY ALL LAUGHED  /  Steven Pasquale  /   “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • CRY BUTTERCUP CRY  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant & Artemis  /  Artemis”
  • OUT OF THIS WORLD  /  Tony Bennett & Stan Getz  /   “Jazz”
  • I CAN’T GET STARTED  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   Cybill Shepherd& Stan Getz  /   “Cybill Getz Better”
  • LAURA  /  Joe Lovano Nonet  /   “On This Day At The Vanguard”
  • THAT OLD FEELING  /  Frank Sinatra & Plas Johnson  /   “Nice ’N’ Easy
  • LOVE YOU MADLY  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Ben Webster  /   “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN  /  Paul Jost  /   “While We Were Gone”
  • ONLY TRUST YOUR HEART  /  Stacey Kent & Jim Tomlinson  /   “Tenderly”
  • CHANGING WHISPERS  /  Sarah Elgeti Quartet  /   “Dawn Comes Quietly”
  • SEPTEMBER SONG  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Zoot Sims  /   “Waiting Game”
  • I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TIME IT WAS  /  Diane Marino & Houston Person  /   “Loads Of Love”
  • MY ROMANCE  /  Kevin Mahogany & Michael Brecker  /   “My Romance”
  • PRELUDE TO A KISS  /  Rahsaan Roland Kirk  /   “Bright Moments”
  • LUSH LIFE  /  Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane  /   “John Coltrane For Lovers”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “DOUBLE THREATS, TRIPLE THREATS, & MORE” (2.26.22)

27 Feb

Double threats. Maybe even triple threats. And no, I’m not talking about my fan mail. I’m talking about people – well, take Hugh Jackman, for example. He acts, he also sings, he can dance, and he can tear your throat out with his Wolverine claws. This week was dedicated to those people blessed with more than one enviable talent. Some of the singers this week write songs or came from other professions. Plus some of the songs come from unexpected sources – Dorothy Parker, Kazuo Ishiguro, even Fred Astaire. Gotta say I am in awe of these multi-talented people, especially since I had to give up chewing gum a few years back. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I LOVE BEING HERE WITH YOU  /  Peggy Lee  /   “Basin Street East Presents Miss Peggy Lee”
  • I LOVE THE WAY YOU’RE BREAKING MY HEART  /  Delicatessen  /   “Jazz + Bossa”
  • HAVEN’T WE MET?  /  Kenny Rankin  /   “Haven’t We Met?”
  • HOW AM I TO KNOW  /  Shirley Horn  /   “Here’s To Life”
  • I WISHED ON THE MOON  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Moonlight Sinatra”
  • BREAKFAST ON THE MORNING TRAM  /  Stacey Kent  /   “Dreamer In Concert”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Gregory Porter  /   ”Nat King Cole & Me”
  • BIRTHDAY SONG GENERIC  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /   “Moonshadow Dance”
  • I NEVER WAS A YOUNG MAN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Gerry Mulligan  /   “Little Big Horn”
  • I WISH I KNEW HOW IT FELT TO BE FREE  /  Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /   “The Capitol Sessions”
  • THE RAINBOW CONNECTION  /  Bobby Scott  /   “Slowly”
  • BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP  /  Paul Jost  /   “While We Were Gone”
  • NO STRINGS  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • FOR MY LADY  /  The Real Group & Toots Thielemans  /   “One For All”
  • YOU FOR ME  /  Kelley Johnson  /   “Something God”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  Johnny Hartman  /   “This One’s For Tedi”
  • SECRET SAFE  /  Caity Gyorgy  /   “Now Pronouncing: Caity Gyorgy”
  • CITY OF THE ANGELS  /  Tony Bennett  /   “The Art Of Excellence”
  • THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   Marvin Gaye  /   “Live At The Copa”
  • IMPOSSIBLE  /  The Hi-Los  /   “Love Nest”
  • IT’S ALRIGHT WITH ME  /  Kari Kirkland  /   “Wild Is The Wind”
  • LIFE’S A LESSON  /  Ben Sidran & Giorgia  /   “Ben There Done That”
  • SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST  /  Barbra Streisand  /   “Love Is The Answer”
  • YOU MIGHT AS WELL LIVE  /  Mark Winkler  /   “Till I Get It Right”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO UNCERTAINTY” – AN ARCHIVE REBROADCAST (1.29.22)

30 Jan

I am certain of one thing: this weekend it snowed. It snowed a ton. And I didn’t make it to the station. So instead we listened to a show from last Fall. It certainly filled the two hours. And what else? Well, about that I am uncertain. Here’s what I wrote about the show back then:

 

 “The Road Not Taken”

By Robert Frost  

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 “BABY TALK” (1.15.22)

17 Jan

Taking baby steps – isn’t that what I was doing in my driveway after the last snow storm? Out of the mouths of babes – isn’t that why we put bibs on them? Sleep like a baby – I’m sure my audience can relate to that. Throw the baby out with the bath water – doesn’t that just mean it’s time to get your eyes examined? What’s with all the baby stuff, Bill? Because this week I dedicated the show to nothing but baby talk with some wonderful singers and, of course, the usual babbling and gurgling from me. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • STEPPIN’ OUT WITH MY BABY  /  Tony Bennett & Christina Aguilera  /  (Live Performance)
  • BABY BABY ALL THE TIME  /  Shirley Horn  /   “Close Enough For Love”
  • HELLO, MA BABY  /  Julian Yeo  /   “1923”
  • IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AIN’T  /  Melissa Morgan  /   “Until I Met You”
  • TALK TO ME BABY  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Softly As I Leave You”
  • EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY  /  Duchess  /   “Live At The Jazz Standard”
  • BABY DREAM YOUR DREAM  /  Tony DeSare  /   ”Want You”
  • BROADWAY BABY  /  Elaine Stritch  /   “Elaine Stritch At Liberty”
  • MY BABY DOESN’T SAY GOODNIGHT  /  Leo Sidran  /   “The Art Of Conversation”
  • MY LEAN BABY  /  Jackie Ryan & Buddy DeFranco  /   “Grand Masters of Jazz”
  • YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL BABY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   Tab Hunter  /  “When I Fall In Love”
  • GEE BABY AIN’T I GOOD TO YOU  /  Jeff Goldblum, Haley Reinhart, Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /   “The Capitol Sessions”
  • I FOUND A MILLION DOLLAR BABY  /  Erroll Garner  / “Now Playing: A Night At The Movies”
  • MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME  /  Nina Simone  /  Mood Indigo”
  • BABY YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES  /  Kevin Mahogany & Jeanie Bryson  / “You Got What It Takes”
  • HOW’S ABOUT IT BABY  /  Kat Edmonson  /   “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • BABY’S REQUEST  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • BABY WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME  /  Billie Holiday  / “The Complete Billie Holiday on Verve”
  • WONDERFUL BABY  /  Don McLean  /   “Favorites & Rarities”
  • DON’TCHA GO ‘WAY MAD  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /   “At The Opera House”
  • I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE  /  Five Play  /   “Live From The Firehouse Stage”
  • MY MELANCHOLY BABY  /  Sue Raney & Alan Broadbent  “Listen Here”
  • NEXT YEAR, BABY  /  Jamie Cullum  /   “Twentysomething”
  • BABY I DON’T CRY OVER YOU  /  Yamit Lemoine  /   “Ain’t Misbehavin’”
  • BABY I’M A FOOL  /  Melody Gardot  /  “My One And Only Thrill”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Only The Lonely”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HALLOWEEN PARTY 2021”

1 Nov

It’s that time again, time when ghastly, ghostly white apparitions appear. The living dead, their eyes open but unseeing, their mouths moving but they say nothing. I know, I just described the U.S. Senate, but that’s not what the show was about this week. I served up a bobbing bucket full of great ghoulish songs at the annual Turntable for One Halloween party! And, best of all, I got to play my favorite game. When Trick Or Treaters came to the door, I got to guess who they were dressed up to be and give them an appropriate song. (Professional tip: This also saves a ton of money on candy.) 

(Trick Or Treater Costume)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HALLOWEEN SPOOKS  /  Lambert, Hendricks, And Ross  /  “The Hottest Group In Jazz”
  • SPOOKY  /  Anne Farnsworth  /  “Sealed With A Kiss”
  • (Mark Zuckerberg)  /  I WANT TO BE EVIL  /  Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings  /  “Groovin’”
  • I PUT A SPELL ON YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “I Put A Spell On You”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ultimate Sinatra”
  • (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)  /  YOU’RE GONNA HEAR FROM ME  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Confessions”
  • (Joe Biden)  /  WHAT DID I HAVE THAT I DON’T HAVE NOW  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Great Songs From Stage & Screen”
  • BEWITCHED  /  Pamela Luss & Houston Person  /  “Bewitched”
  • JEEPERS CREEPERS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Hayley  Mills  /.  “Let’s Get Together With Hayley Mills”
  • DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD  /  Lou Levy  /  “I’m Old Fashioned”
  • (Krysten Sinema & Joe Manchin)  /  UNDECIDED  /  Cyrille Aimee & New Orleans Jazz Orchestra  /  “Petite Fleur”
  • I’M JUST A HUNGRY MAN  /  Mark Winkler  /  “I’m Just A Hungry Man”
  • HAUNTED HEART  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “Hearts And Minds”
  • CANDY  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • (Marjorie Taylor Greene)  /  YOUR MIND IS ON VACATION  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend: Live In California”
  • I’D RATHER BE BURNED AS A WITCH  /  Rene Marie  /  “I Wanna Be Evil”
  • I’M LIKE A NEW BROOM  /  Jonathan Schwartz  /  “Alone Together”
  • COME FLY WITH ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love”
  • (Kamala Harris)  /  IT’S KIND OF LONESOME OUT TONIGHT  /  Anais Reno  /  “Lovesome Thing”
  • THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  Tony Bennett & Dave Brubeck  /  “Bennett & Brubeck: The White House Sessions”
  • THE HOUSE IS HAUNTED  /  Holly Cole  /  “Holly Cole”
  • I DON’T STAND A GHOST OF A CHANCE WITH YOU  /  Count Basie  /  “Basic Basie”
  • GHOST OF YESTERDAY  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • A LITTLE TASTE  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Confession”
  • (Liz Cheney)  /  BY MYSELF  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Let Yourself Go”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SINGING THEIR PRAISES” (10.9.21)

10 Oct

Don’t you love it when Nat Cole sings one of his signature songs, for instance, Smile? Someone else sang that this week. What about any recordings of Sinatra singing Angel Eyes? Someone else sang that too, because this week great singers and musicians paid tribute to other great singers and musicians in a two-hour love fest of “Singing Their Praises.” I also tossed in a few of the originals lest we forget how original their music was.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE RULES OF THE ROAD  /  Yannick Bovy  /  “Celebrates Nat King Cole”
  • SMILE  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Unforgettable”
  • I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Ballads”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  John Coltrane  /  “Ballads”
  • LUSH LIFE  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Dedicated To You”
  • BLOSSOM  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Me & Phil”
  • SUDDENLY IN WALKED BUD  /  Carmen McRae  /  “The Look Of Love”
  • DJANGO  /  The Modern Jazz Quartet  /  “Scandinavia, April 1960”
  • I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Shirley Horn  /  “I Remember Miles”
  • A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP  /  Mark Murphy  /  “A Beautiful Friendship: Remembering Shirley Horn”
  • STOLEN MOMENTS  /  Nancy Kelly  /  “Remembering Mark Murphy”
  • EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • DUKE ELLINGTON’S SONG OF LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Double Rainbow”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Jackie Ryan & Terry Gibbs  /  “Grand Masters of Swing”
  • TAKE IT FROM ME  /  Gerry Gibbs  /  “Songs From My Father”
  • YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “One More For The Road”
  • YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Perfectly Frank”
  • I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Love For Sale”
  • I REMEMBER CLIFFORD  /  Dinah Washington  /  “The Queen!”
  • I REMEMBER CLIFFORD  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Still Live”
  • HEART’S DESIRE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HOLIDAYS I MISSED” (9.18.21)

20 Sep

Do you know how many holidays I missed during my show’s two-month summer hiatus? You probably don’t because you have real lives and don’t spend your week desperately trying to think of some kind of ironic new musical theme.  But this week I told the audience to forget their night caps and put on their party hats while I celebrated Holidays That I Missed. (By the way: all of these holidays are real.)

(Holiday)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • (Aug. 24 – Amelia Earhart Day)  /  COME FLY WITH ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love”
  • (July 10 – Teddy Bear Picnic Day)  /  THE TEDDY BEARS’ PICNIC  /  Bing Crosby  /  “Musical Moments To Remember”
  • (Aug 10 – National Lazy Day)  /  LAZY AFTERNOON  /  Joyce Lyons  /  “Sooner Or Later”
  • (July 29 – National Rain Day)  /  INTO EACH LIFE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • (Aug 1 – National Friends Day)  /  YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • (July 21 – National Junk Food Day)  /  HUNGRY MAN  /  Mark Winkler  /  “West Coast Cool”
  • (Aug 16 – National Chant At The Moon Day)  /  MOON RAY  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Dream”
  • (Aug 12- National Middle Child Day)  /  NUAGES  /  Anat Cohen  /  “Django Festival All Stars 2012”
  • (July 11 – Cheer Up The Lonely Day)  /  SMILE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  George Benson  /  “Inspiration: A Tribute Nat King Cole”
  • (Aug 27 – National Just Because Day)  /  I DOUBLE DARE YOU  /  Terry Waldo & Tatiana Eve-Marie  /  “I Double Dare You”
  • (Aug 16 – National Airborne Day)  /  DOWN HERE ON THE GROUND  /  Mark Murphy  /  “The Dream”
  • (Aug 8 – National Cat Day)  /  THE ALLEY CAT SONG  /  Gemma Sherry  /  “Let’s Get Serious”
  • (July 26 – All or Nothing Day)  /  ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL  /  Jack Jones  /  “Seriously Frank”
  • (July 27 – National Scotch Day)  /  SCOTCH AND SODA  /  Amanda Carr  /  “Carr Toons”
  • (Aug 15 – National Relax Day)  /  RELAX  /  Cormac Kenevy  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • (July 7 – National Tell The Truth Day)  /  THE MOMENT OF TRUTH  /  Marion Montgomery  /  “Lovin’ Is Livin”
  • (Aug 12 – National Vinyl Day)  /  NAIMA  /  Charles Lloyd  /  “Autumn In New York”
  • (Aug 4 – National Single Working Woman’s Day)  /  SWEETHEART  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Great City”
  • (August 20 – National Radio Day)  /  BABY’S REQUEST  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • (Aug 13 – National Blame Someone Else Day)  /  DON’T BLAME ME  /  Stephanie Nakasian  /  “Show Me The Way To Get Out Of This World”
  • (Aug 3 – Tony Bennett’s Birthday)  /  I GOT LOST IN HER ARMS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • (Sept. 3 Global Whistling Competition)  /  ANYONE CAN WHISTLE  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Something Good”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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