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21 Nov

Once again, Turntable For One went  where no other radio programs dare to go – possibly because all they care about is being entertaining. Instead I decided it was time to do my best to try to make grammar great – and even glorious – again! This time with a Musical Tribute to the Imperative Mood. Was there a test? No, I figure listening to my show is an endurance test and that’s enough.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • COME BACK TO ME   /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Vegas”
  • PEEL ME A GRAPE  /  Blossom Dearie & Lyle Lovett  /  
  • DON’T WORRY ‘BOUT ME  /  Kurt Elling    “All About That Basie”
  • LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • CRY ME A RIVER  /  Barbra Streisand  /  “Live At The Bon Soir”
  • HOLD IT RIGHT THERE  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving Me Crazy”
  • WHY DON’T YOU DO RIGHT  /  Judith Owen  /  “Come On & Get It”
  • LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING  /  Chet Baker w/ NDR Big Band  /  “The Legacy”
  • MAKE ME RAINBOWS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Carol Burnett  /  “Carol Burnett Sings”
  • DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • CROSS ME OFF YOUR LIST  /  Dena DeRose w/ Jeremy Pelt  /  “Ode To The Road”
  • TRY YOUR WINGS  /  Tom Rust  /  “Lucky To Be Me”
  • GET THEE BEHIND ME SATAN  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At The Hollywood Bowl”
  • EVERYBODY SAYS DON’T  /  Mark Jennet  /  “Everybody Say Don’t”
  • LONG STRONG AND CONSECUTIVE  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “interlude”
  • DON’T TAKE YOUR LOVE FROM ME  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “The Nancy Wilson Show”
  • NEVER LET ME GO  /  Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “Tokyo 96”
  • BE CAREFUL IT’S MY HEART  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • REMIND ME  /  Paul Marinaro  /  “Not Quite Yet”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING  /  Allan Harris & Takana Miyamoto  ./  “Convergence”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  Dee Dee Bridgewater  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SPRING 2020” (4.4.20)

5 Apr

Doesn’t seem like there’s much to celebrate these days. But the grass is greening; trees are budding, and flowers are popping out of the ground. That means it’s time for my annual show with the musical theme, Seasonal Allergies. However, instead I chose something more positive. True, I did slip in some wonderfully grumpy Spring songs. After all, it is my show. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING  /  Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz  /  “Getz Au Go-Go”
  • IT’S ANYBODY’S SPRING  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST  /  Sinne Eeg w/ Marc Berthoumieux  /  “Remembering You”
  • THERE’LL BE ANOTHER SPRING  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Favorites From A Long Walk”
  • IT’S NICE WEATHER FOR DUCKS  /  Ronny Whyte  /  “Whyte Wolf”
  • UP JUMPED SPRING  /  Buddy Rich  /  “Just In time” The Final Recording”
  • SPRING  /  Susie Arioli  /  “Spring”
  • YOUNGER THAN SPRINGTIME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Movin’ With Nancy”
  • SOME OTHER SPRING  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Marianne Faithful  /  “Marianne Faithful’s Greatest Hits”
  • APRIL SHOWERS  /  Julian Yeo  /  “1923”
  • THEY SAY IT’S SPRING  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie”
  • SPRING IN MANHATTAN  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • JOY SPRING  /  Danny Bacher  /  “Still Happy”
  • SPRING IS HERE  /  Greetje Kauffeld  /  “Heaven’s Open”
  • I’LL REMEMBER APRIL  /  Ramsey Lewis Trio  /  “In Person 1960-1967”
  • APRIL IN PARIS  /  Jenny Evans  /  “Shiny Stockings”
  • YOU CAN NEVER HOLD BACK SPRING  /  Tom Waits  /  “Orphans: Brawlers, Brawlers, and Bastards”
  • SOLITUDE  /  Candace Springs  /  “The Women Who Raised Me”
  • SPRING IS WHERE YOU ARE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “September Ballads”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Sara Gazarek  /  “Thirsty Ghost”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING  /  Allan Harris & Takana Miyamoto  /  “As The Sun Shines Down On Me”
  • ANOTHER SPRING  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • SPRING WILL BE A LITTLE LATE THIS YEAR  /  Wynton Marsalis  /  “The Midnight Blues”
  • AND SO TO BED  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “Sings Johnny Mercer”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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