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PLAYLIST FOR “SEASON FINALE 2017 – SUMMER LISTENING ASSIGNMENTS” (7.1.17)

3 Jul

I’ll be gone for the next 8 weeks while WMNR broadcasts live concerts from Tanglewood by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. So on the season finale, I assigned music and singers who should be on everyone’s summer listening list. I also threw in a few requests and some music I’ve been wanting to play this season but couldn’t find the right theme.

Although I won’t be doing live shows for a while, I’ll be uploading new podcasts on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange, all summer, here: 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Company I Keep”
  • HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON  /  Kellye Gray  /  Rendering”
  • LIVING IN A GREAT BIG WAY  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back in Town”
  • LET’S GET LOADED  /  Carey West  /  “Made Of Clay”
  • LOVEWISE  /  Bobby Scott  /  “For Sentimental Reasons”
  • WHEN I LOOK IN YOUR EYES  /  Irene Kral  /  “Where Is Love?”
  • COCKTAILS FOR TWO  /  Spike Jones  /  “Spike Jones Goes Crazy”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Begin to Dance”
  • I WON’T SCAT  /  Ron Boustead  /  “Unlikely Valentine”
  • TROUBLED WATERS  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • LITTLE GIRL BLUE  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Tribute”
  • I’VE GOT A RIGHT TO CRY  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • I WANNA TURN OUT MY LIGHT  /  April Barrows  /  “My Dream Is You”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • AIN’T NO REST FOR THE WICKED  /  Postmodern Jukebox w/ Joey Cook  /  “33 Resolutions Per Minutes”
  • I WANNA GO PLACES AND DO THINGS  /  Wendy Moten  /  “Wendy Moten Sings Richard Whiting”
  • TIME TO GO  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Don’t Be So Blue”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • WAITER, THE CHECK  /  Cousin Alice  /  “Pour Me”
  • GOODBYE FOR NOW  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “Rigmor Gustafsson With Radio String Quartet Vienna”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Monica Zetterlund & Bill Evans  /  “The Complete Bill Evans On Verve”
  • SIGNING OFF  /  Helen Merrill  /  “You’ve Got A Date With The Blues
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

PLAYLIST FOR “LAUGHING AT LIFE” (2.18.17)

19 Feb

It’s true that smiling requires more muscles than frowning, which must be why smiling always tires me so quickly. Still, considering all that we know and fear about the world today, I thought it was worth spending a couple hours focusing on laughing and smiling. Okay, I didn’t feel any better at the end of the program, but at least I got to share some great songs and singers and some of my favorite laughs.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LAUGHING AT LIFE  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • THEY ALL LAUGHED  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • YOU’RE LAUGHING AT ME  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • KEEP SMILING AT TROUBLE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “60 Years: The Artistry Of Tony Bennett”
  • ARE YOU HAVING ANY FUN  /  Cali Rose  /  “Are You having Any Fun”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Interlude”
  • I’M GONNA LAUGH YOU RIGHT OUT OF MY LIFE  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers & Losers”
  • THE JONES LAUGHING RECORD  /  Spike Jones  /  “The Jones Laughing Record”
  • I’M ALL SMILES  /  Marlene Ver Planck  /  “A Breath Of Fresh Air”
  • THE BRIGHTEST SMILE IN TOWN  /  Ray Charles  /  “Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul”
  • BE A CLOWN  /  Chris Connor  /  “Blue Moon”
  • PUT ON A HAPPY FACE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Stevie Wonder  /  “The Complete Stevie Wonder”
  • IT TAKES A LOT TO LAUGH, IT TAKES A TRAIN TO CRY  /  Janet Planet  /  “Janet Planet Sings The Bob Dylan Songbook”
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Freddie Cole  /  “Merry Go Round”
  • THIS WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Take A Look”
  • THE KITTEN SONG  /  Steven Wright  /  “I Still Have A Pony”
  • SMILING FEET  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • TWO FACES WEST  /  Bob And Ray  /  “Bob & Ray On A Platter”
  • HAPPY TALK  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley”
  • NANCY WITH THE LAUGHING FACE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra’s Sinatra”
  • THE LAUGHING POLICEMAN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  John Lithgow  /  “Sunny Side Of The Street”
  • A LAUGH FOR RORY  /  Rahsann Roland Kirk  /  “The Inflated tear”
  • I LOVE TO SEE YOU SMILE  /  Randy Newman  /  “The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 3”
  • WHEN YOU’RE SMILING  /  Carol Welsman  /  “I Like Men”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • WHEN YOU MAKE ME SMILE  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “When You Make Me Smile”
  • SMILE  /  Nat Cole  /  “The Nat King Cole Story”
  • LAUGHING MATTERS  /  Bette Midler  /  “Bathhouse Betty”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MUSIC THAT CHANGED MY LIFE” (1.2.16)

2 Jan

Happy New Year and welcome to the new, two-hour version of Turntable For One. More music, more singers, and more chances for you to win big prizes – ok, that last one’s a lie. I got carried away. But I hope you’ll tune in every Saturday night, starting now at 9:00 PM (E.S.T.).

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • B-19  /  Harry James  /  “Record Sessions 1939-42”
  • ARTISTRY IN RHYTHM  /  Stan Kenton  /  “Stompin’ At Newport
  • TROUBLE IN MIND  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At Newport”
  • DOWN HERE ON THE GROUND  /  Mark Murphy W/ The Metropole Orchestra  /  “The Dream”
  • BLEE BLOP BLUES  /  Count Basie  /  “Count Basie At Newport”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Ray Charles and Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles and Betty Carter” 
  • DJANGO  /  Michel Legrand  /  “Legrand Jazz”
  • DAT DERE  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Sin & Soul…and Then Some”
  • SUNDAY IN NEW YORK  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Travelin’ Light”
  • THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA  /  Stan Getz/Astrud Gilberto  /  “Getz/Gilberto”
  • I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLEBEE  /  Spike Jones  /  Spike Jones Goes Crazy”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Michel LeGrand  /  “At Shelly’s Manne Hole”
  • ALL OF YOU  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Private Recording)
  • DAVY THE FAT BOY  /  Randy Newman  /  “Randy Newman/Live”
  • SIMON SMITH AND THE AMAZING DANCING BEAR  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Bill Evans  /  “The Complete Riverside Recordings”
  • WHEN I’M GONE  /  Phil Ochs  /  “At Carnegie Hall”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “At The Blue Note”
  • MOVE ON  /  Mandy Patinkin & Bernadette Peters  /  “Sunday In The Park With George”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Theme Music)

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PLAYLIST FOR “REQUESTS & DEDICATION WEEK” (5.30.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzvocalists

31 May

I opened up the phone lines, got dozens of calls and requests, and was able to play 15 in the hour. My thanks to everyone who called; my apologies to those who couldn’t get through and to those who got through but I ran out of time to play their requested song. We’ll have to try this again sometime. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • YOU’RE A SWEETHEART  /  Lee Wiley  /  “West Of The Moon”
  • SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT  /  Terri Thornton  /  “Terri Thornton Sings Somewhere In The Night”
  • I’LL BE SEEING YOU  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Point Of No Return”
  • MEMORY  /  Betty Buckley  /  Cats Original Cast Production
  • LONG ABOUT NOW  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Softly”
  • SATIN DOLL  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Yesterday’s Love Songs, Today’s Blues”
  • ROCKIN’ CHAIR  /  Hoagy Carmichael  /  “Hoagy Sings Carmichael”
  • THEY SAY IT’S SPRING  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Verve Masters #51”
  • MRS. BROWN YOU’VE GOT A LOVELY DAUGHTER  /  Nellie McKay  /  “My Weekly Reader”
  • COCKTAILS FOR TWO  /  Spike Jones  /  “Laughing Out Loud”
  • I LOVE TO LOVE  /  Nina Simone  /  “Forbidden Fruit”
  • WHEN LIGHTS ARE LOW  /  June Christy  /  “June’s Got Rhythm”
  • BABY WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME  /  Ricky Nelson  /  “You Can’t Please Everybody”
  • SMILE  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “Half The Perfect World” 
  • MOVIN’ OUT  /  Billy Joel  /  “The Essential Billy Joel”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “I’M ALL SMILES” (5.31.14)

31 May

Against my better (and bitter) judgement, this week I abandoned my life-long mantra of “Let a smile be your umbrella…and get a mouthful of rain” and played an hour of songs about smiling and laughing. Still waiting for the bolt of lightning…

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title 

 

  • I’M ALL SMILES  /  Christy Baron  /  “Take This Journey”
  • WHEN YOU’RE SMILING  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session”
  • THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “Ask Me Again”
  • KEEP SMILING AT TROUBLE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Live At The Sahara  
  • THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT  /  Faith Hill & Tony Bennett  /  “Duets II”
  • LAUGHING AT LIFE  /  Etta Jones  /  “Doin’ What She Does Best”
  • A WINK AND A SMILE  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “Sleepless In Seattle”
  • I’M GONNA LAUGH YOU RIGHT OUT OF MY LIFE  /  Holly Cole  /  “Blame It On My Youth”
  • PUT ON A HAPPY FACE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Stevie Wonder  /  “With A Song In My Heart”
  • SIR DUKE  /  Stevie Wonder  /  “The Definitive Collection”  
  • THIS WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Take A Look”
  • THE LAUGHING RECORD  /  Spike Jones  /  Besame Mucho”
  • THEY ALL LAUGHED  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • SOMETHING IN YOUR SMILE  /  Irene Kral  /  “Second Chance”
  • THE BRIGHTEST SMILE IN TOWN  /  Ray Charles  /  “Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul”
  • SMILE  /  Cyrille Aimee & Diego Figueiredo  /  “Smile”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)