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PLAYLIST FOR “AN EXERCISE IN EXERCISING” (6.25.22)

27 Jun

Until recently my exercise regimen consisted of Running my mouth, Stretching the truth; Rushing to judgment; and Leaping to all the wrong conclusions. Those days are gone. Now I have a Life Coach telling me when to sleep, when to wake up, when to stand, and how far to walk and on and on. And there’s no way I can tell this Life Coach to put a cork in it because my Life Coach isn’t a person – it’s an Apple Watch that’s become the boss of me. So if I have to endure this torture, of course, my audience had to endure the torture with two-hours of songs about exercise. I’d write more but my damned watch is telling me it’s time to stand!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • LET’S TAKE A WALK AROUND THE BLOCK  /  Mel Torme  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • WALKING AFTER MIDNIGHT  /  Staci Griesbach  /  “Mu Patsy Cline Songbook”
  • RUNNIN’ WILD  /  Cecile McLorin-Salvant  /  “Dreams & Daggers”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • THROW IT AWAY  /  Maydie Myles  /  “The Ones I Love”  
  • I’M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • WALKIN’  /  The Real Group  /  Unreal”
  • SHALL WE DANCE  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • KISS AND RUN  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
  • IT SWUNG WIDE OPEN  /  Joey DeFrancesco  /  “In The Key Of The Universe”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Ethel Ennis  /  “Ethel Ennis”
  • ME & MY SHADOW  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Allen Ludden  /  “My Favorite Songs”
  • COME RUNNING  /  Lena Horne  /  “At The Waldorf Astoria”
  • LESTER LEAPS IN  /  Count Basie  /.  “Count Basie At Newport”
  • EVERYBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG  /  Veronica Swift  /  “This Bitter Earth”
  • YOU CALL IT JOGGING  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles”
  • LAVERNE WALK  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Let’s Get Lost”
  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • LET’S TAKE AN OLD FASHIONED WALK  /  Karin Plato & Denzal Sinclair  /   “The State of Bliss”
  • JUST MY IMAGINATION  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Prde & Joy”
  • HIT THE GROUND RUNNIN’  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Language”
  • CANOE  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • IF I HAD YOU  /  Willie Nelson & Diana Krall  /  “American Classic”
  • JUMP FOR JOY  /  Kenny Burrell  /  “Ballad Essentials”
  • I WALK A LITTLE FASTER  /  Chiara Pancaldi w/ Cyrus Chestnut  /  “I Walk A Little Faster”
  • LIFE’S A LESSON  /  Ben Sidran & Giorgia  /  “Ben There, Don’t That”  
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO CLIMATE CHANGE” (10.19.19)

20 Oct

The earth is heating up, ice caps and glaciers are melting, the seas are rising, and many species, including our own, are threatened with extinction. What are we going to do? Well, I did what I always do: I exploited these serious problems, trivializing them with two hours of catchy, swinging, and often ironic songs. Some of them were comments on current conditions; others were things we need to curtail to save the planet. The first song was an answer to “What’s going to be the new capital city of the East Coast?” The second song was written in 1921 but casts an eerie darkness to what’s going on today. Just to be a pro-active citizen, I recycled and re-used a previous mystery vocalist. And as for the last two songs: which one will future generations be singing? That’s up to us now.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • GARY, INDIANA  /  Janet Planet  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • THERE’LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE  /  Dave Brubeck & Jimmy Rushing  /  “On Time”
  • TOO DARN HOT  /  Claire Teal & The London Gay Big Band  /  “Brave”
  • BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • ROUTE 66  /  Mark Winkler  /  “I’m With You”
  • SUNDAY DRIVIN’  /  Ryan Truesdale’s Gil Evans Project  /  “Lines Of Color”
  • MY BUICK, MY LOVE, AND I  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • COME FLY WITH ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love”
  • LET’S MAKE LOVE ON THIS PLANE  /  Rachael & Vilray  /  “Rachael & Vilray”
  • SWINGING ON A STAR  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Anthony Perkins  /  “From The Heart”
  • A SLEEPIN’ BEE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
  • FRIM FRAM SAUCE  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You”
  • INTO EACH LIFE SOME RAIN MUST FALL  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “Good Night, Good Luck”
  • THE RAIN IN SPAIN  /  Adrian Cunningham & His Friends  /  “Play Lerner & Loewe”
  • RIVER STAY AWAY FROM MY DOOR  /  Spike Jones  /  “Omnibust/60 Years of Music America Hates”
  • ILL WIND  /  Sarah Vaughan & Count Basie  /  “Send In The Clowns”
  • GONE WITH THE WIND  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Portrait”
  • WALKIN’  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • WALKING AFTER MIDNIGHT  /  Staci Griesbach  /  “My Patsy Cline Songbook”
  • THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA  /  Nat King Cole & Gregory Porter  /  “Ultimate Nat Cole”
  • BACKYARD MEDLEY  /  Calabria Foti  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • DANCING IN THE DARK  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Dance With Me”
  • IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW  /  Ranee Lee  /  “Dark Divas: Highlights”
  • LOUISIANA 1927  /  Randy Newman  /  “Good Old Boys”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Stan Getz Quartet  /  “Nobody Else But Me”
  • EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend: Live In California”
  • WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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