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PLAYLIST FOR “HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOB!” (10.7.17)

9 Oct

My brother (you know him as “R.L.” and I know him as “Bob! Take the pillow off my face. I can’t breathe!”) celebrated his birthday on Oct. 8 and I celebrated it on my show the night before, featuring his favorite song – Skylark – and some of his favorite singers. I also featured a few favorite musical brothers.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. SWING  /  Andrej Hermlin & His Swing Dance Orchestra  /  “Happy Birthday Mr. Swing”
  • SKYLARK  /  Kevin Mahogany & Ray Brown Trio /  “Some Of My Best Friends Are…Singers”
  • SLUMMING ON PARK AVENUE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • WALKING MY BABY BACK HOME  /  Livingston Taylor  /  “Snapshot – Live At The Iron Horse”
  • WALKING MY BABY BACK HOME  /  James Taylor  /  “Hourglass”
  • MULBERRIES  /  Bob & Ray  /  “The Wally Ballou Story”
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy  /  “The Dream”
  • LOVE WALKED IN  /  Sue Raney  /  “In Good Company”
  • THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jennie Smith  /  “Nightly On The Steve Allen Show”
  • LOOK OUT FOR LOVE  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • I’M NOT MY BROTHER I’M ME  /  Freddy Cole  /  (A Live Performance)
  • WHERE THE ACTION IS  /  Ike Cole  /  “Tribute To His Brother Nat”
  • GROOVE YARD  /  The Montgomery Brothers  /  “Groove Yard”
  • BILL  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine Live At Carnegie Hall”
  • I WANT TO BE HAPPY  /  The Mills Brothers & Count Basie  /  “The Board Of Directors”
  • BIRTHDAY SONG, GENERIC  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “Moonshadow Dance”
  • SKYLARK  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Fallen Angels”
  • FOUR BROTHERS  /  King Sisters  /  “Imagination”
  • IT ISN’T SO GOOD IT COULDN’T GET BETTER  /  Irene Kral  /  “Second Chance”
  • LOVE IS IN THE AIR  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “A Stephen Sondheim Collection”
  • I LOVE YOU PORGY  /  Nina Simone  /  “Mood Indigo”
  • SKYLARK  /  Roberta Gambarini & Hank Jones  /  “You Are There”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL  /  John Coltrane Quartet  /  “Ballads”
  • SAVE YOUR LOVE FOR ME  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley”
  • BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Mr. Oscar Brown Jr. Goes To Washington”
  • FAR AWAY PLACES  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • SKYLARK  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone And Piano!”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MUSICAL AWAKENINGS” (4.2.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers #spring

4 Apr

This week, WMNR Fine Arts Radio is celebrating another of its Musical Theme Weeks, so for the next seven days, many of the broadcasters will be playing their interpretations of the theme, Musical Awakenings. I chose to interpret the theme in two sections, first, Wake-up Calls and next, a topic ripped from the headlines: Spring

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

Wake-Up calls

  • WAKE UP AND LIVE  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Strictly Romancin”
  • OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING  /  Ray Charles & Count Basie  /  “Ray Sings Basie Swings”
  • IT’S A GOOD DAY  /  Nicki Parrott  /  “It’s A Good Day”
  • GOOD MORNING COWBOY  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Smile”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Jamie Cullum & Laura Mvula  /  “Interlude”
  • WE’VE GOTTA PUT THE SUN BACK IN THE SKY  /  Roberta Donnay & The Prohibition Mob Band  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington  /  “Ella At Duke’s Place”
  • MAKING BREAKFAST FOR THE ONE I LOVE  /  Maria Muldaur  /  “Sweet & Low”        
  • BREAKFAST ON THE MORNING TRAM  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • COFFEE IN A CARDBOARD CUP  /  Belle Linda Halpern  /  “Cravings: Songs Of Hunger & Satisfaction”
  • DAYBREAK  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To The Ladies”
  • GOOD DAY SUNSHINE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”

Spring

  • IT’S ANYBODY’S SPRING  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • APRIL IN PARIS  /  Count Basie  /  “April in Paris”
  • THERE’LL BE ANOTHER SPRING  /  Peggy Lee & George Shearing  /  “Beauty & The Beat”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Greta Matassa  /  “The Smiling Hour”
  • WHEN THE RED RED ROBIN…  /  Molly Lyons  /  “Verses Only”
  • WHEN THE RED RED ROBIN…  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Danny Thomas  /  “An Evening With Danny Thomas”
  •  SOME OTHER SPRING  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Billie’s Best”
  • SPRING IS COMING  /  The Real Group  /  “In The Middle of Life”
  • SPRING IS HERE  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  “Mamaloshen”
  • BASEBALL  /  Sue Raney  /  “Ridin’ High”
  • IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra & Strings”
  • ANOTHER SPRING  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Meredith D’Ambrosio  /  “Another Time”
  • SPRING  /  Susie Arioli  /  “Spring”
  • SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST  /  Betty Carter  /  “Inside Betty Carter”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO DEMENTIA” (2.20.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

21 Feb

I wanted to say something thoughtful and heartfelt about dementia…I wonder what it was. Maybe it’ll come to me before you finish reading this playlist of the unforgettable songs and singers I played this week. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • WHERE ARE MY KEYS?  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Language”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  George Michael  /  “Symphonica”
  • EVERYBODY’S TALKIN’ AT ME  /  Donna Lewis  /  “Brand New Day”
  • GOIN’ OUT OF MY HEAD  /  Les McCann  /  “How’s Your Mother”
  • LOSING MY MIND  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Sings Sondheim”
  • WHEN I’M 64  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “John Pizzarelli Meets The Beatles”
  • FORGETFUL  /  Susie Arioli  /  “All The Way”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Professional Dreamer”
  • BIRTHDAY SONG (GENERIC)  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “Moonshadow Dance”
  • HOW ABOUT YOU  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Love Swings”
  • WAITER, THE CHECK  /  Nicki Leighton-Thomas  /  “Forbidden Games”
  • PURE IMAGINATION  /  Sue Raney  /  “Ridin’ High”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Peter Sellers  /  “A Celebration Of Peter Sellers”
  • YESTERDAYS  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “A Fine Romance”
  • MY ECHO MY SHADOW AND ME  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • TALKING TO MYSELF  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Remembering You”
  • SHOW ME THE WAY TO GET OUT OF THIS WORLD  /  Mary Foster Conklin  /  “Blues For Breakfast”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • 11:60 PM  /  Hetty Kate & The Irwell Street String Band  /  =“11:60 PM”
  • MEMORIES OF YOU  /  Modern Jazz Quartet  /  “MJQ & Friends: A Celebration”
  • TRY TO REMEMBER  /  Morgana King  /  “A Taste Of Honey”
  • REMEMBER  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The Very Best Of The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • I REMEMBER SKY/  Dianne Reeves/  “I Remember”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  Lissy Walker  /  “Life Is Sweet”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “WAKE-UP CALLS” (1.18.14) (AN ARCHIVE SHOW)

20 Jan

I couldn’t make it into the station tonight, but, lucky you, the Archive gods picked the show “Wake-Up Calls” instead of my first choice,  “A Musical Tribute To Incisions That Don’t Heal.” Maybe next time. 

I should be back live this Saturday; check back on Wednesday for a hint about the musical theme.

SONG TITLE / Artist / CD or Album Title

  • THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR THE SUNRISE / Sue Raney /“Happiness Is A Warm Sue Raney”
  • DAYBREAK / Tony Bennett / “Here’s To The Ladies”
  • CHELSEA MORNING / Kate McGarry / “Mercy Street”
  • OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING / Jacob Collier /
  • WAKE UP AND LIVE / Catherine Russell / “Strictly Romancin”
  • DID WE HAVE ANY FUN / Blue Harlem / “I Dare You!”
  • WHEN THE RED RED ROBBIN COMES BOB-BOB-BOBBING ALONG / Louis Armstrong / “Ambassador Satch”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE / Sutton Foster/ “An Evening With Sutton Foster”
  • COFFEE TIME / Natalie Cole / “Still Unforgettable”
  • GOOD MORNING BLUES / (Mystery Vocalist) / Andy Griffith /“Andy Griffith Shouts The Blues”
  • BREAKFAST ON THE MORNING TRAM / Stacey Kent /“Dreamer in Concert”
  • SOFTLY AS IN A MORNING SUNRISE / Frank Sinatra Jr. / “That Face”
  • GOOD MORNING COWBOY / Cyrille Aimee/Diego Figueiredo /“Smile”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE / Joe Williams / “Me And The Blues”
  • MORNING GLORY MORNING / Lily And Maria / “Lily And Maria”
  • PARIS MISMATCH / (Theme Music) / Cody Owen Stine /(Unreleased Master)

PLAYLIST FOR “WAKE-UP CALL” (5.4.13)

4 May

No sleepy-heads or drowsers this week, not with an hour of wake-up songs. Talk to you next week. Can’t wait.

 

SONG TITLE / Artist / CD or Album Title

 

  • THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR THE SUNRISE / Sue Raney / “Happiness Is A Warm Sue Raney”
  • DAYBREAK / Tony Bennett / “Here’s To The Ladies”
  • CHELSEA MORNING / Kate McGarry / “Mercy Street”
  • OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING / Jacob Collier /
  • WAKE UP AND LIVE / Catherine Russell / “Strictly Romancin”
  • DID WE HAVE ANY FUN / Blue Harlem / “I Dare You!”
  • WHEN THE RED RED ROBBIN COMES BOB-BOB-BOBBING ALONG / Louis Armstrong / “Ambassador Satch”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE / Sutton Foster/ “An Evening With Sutton Foster”
  • COFFEE TIME / Natalie Cole / “Still Unforgettable”
  • GOOD MORNING BLUES / (Mystery Vocalist) / Andy Griffith / “Andy Griffith Shouts The Blues”
  • BREAKFAST ON THE MORNING TRAM / Stacey Kent / “Dreamer in Concert”
  • SOFTLY AS IN A MORNING SUNRISE / Frank Sinatra Jr. / “That Face”
  • GOOD MORNING COWBOY / Cyrille Amee/Diego Figuiredo / “Smile”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE / Joe Williams / “Me And The Blues”
  • MORNING GLORY MORNING / Lily And Maria / “Lily And Maria”
  • PARIS MISMATCH / (Theme Music) / Cody Owen Stine / (Unreleased Master)

 

 

 

 

PLAYLIST FOR “LET’S CELEBRATE RECORD STORE DAY!! (4.21.12)

22 Apr

We kicked it old school last night – no CDs and no prepared playlist or notes. Instead I pulled a couple dozen old vinyl albums and played what I felt like at the moment. Twice the fun? Not exactly.  Twice the chaos? Sure. Still, perhaps thought and impulse control haven’t been getting their due these days.

TITLE  /  Artist  /  Album Title

  • STRAIGHT AHEAD  /  Jimmy Smith  /  “Bluesmith”
  • I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • SUICIDE IS PAINLESS  /  Sue Raney  / Sue Raneu Sings The Music of Johnny Mandel”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  Julius LaRosa  /  “It’s A Wrap!”
  • DANCING MEN  /  Buddy Rich  /  Rich In London
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Sarah Vaughan in Japan”
  • CAN’T GET OUT OF THIS MOOD  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • I HAVEN’T GOT ANYTHING BETTER TO DO  /  Astrud Gilberto  /  “I Haven’t Got Anything Better To Do”
  • IMPOSSIBLE  /  The Hi-Los  /  “Love Nest”
  • GRAVY WALTZ    (mystery vocalist)  /  Jennie Smith  /  “Nightly on The Steve Allen Show”
  •  MIMOSA AND ME  /  Jackie And Roy  /  “Lovesick”
  • THE PEOPLE THAT YOU NEVER GET TO LOVE  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “The People That You Never Get To Love”
  • AFTER THE RAIN  /  Ramsey Lewis  /  “One Night Stand”