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20 Mar

Just about every performer and even some of the composers this week were either Irish or Irish-American, including one of the Mystery Vocalists which was an Irish Setter. But my favorite part of the show was eating some authentic Irish food – I gobbled down a bowl of Lucky Charms.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • DETOUR AHEAD  /  Mary Coughlan  /  “Long Honeymoon”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Van Morrison  /  “Versatile”
  • UNDECIDED/DOWN WITH LOVE  /  Emilie Conway  /  The Secret Of A Rose”
  • THE HEATHER ON THE HILL  /  Kate McGarry  /  “The Target”
  • MOLLY MALONE  /  The Hi-Lo’s  /  “The Hi-Lo’s Happen To Folk Music”
  • MEET YOU AT THE MOON   /  Imelda May  /  “Love Tattoo”
  • THE MOON’S A HARSH MISTRESS  /  Judy Collins & Jimmy Webb  /  “Live At The Metropolitan Museum”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “The Best Of Love Songs”
  • THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE WORLD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ed McMahon  /  “And Me, I’m Ed McMahon”
  • I WISH I COULD SAY THAT I’M FINE  /  Katharine Timoney  /  “Man Of Mine”
  • I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HIS FACE  /  Katherine McPhee  /  “I Fall In Love Too Easily”
  • HELLO DOLLY  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “Oh My NOLA”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Louis Stewart  /  “Angel Eyes”
  • SECRET LOVE  /  Sinead O’Connor  /  “Am I Not Your Girl?”
  • GONE GONE GONE  / (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Colin Farrell  /  “Crazy Heart” The Soundtrack”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie  /  “Ella & Basie”
  • THE IRISH BALLAD  /  Tom Lehrer  /  “Revisited”
  • GO DOWN EASY  /  Christine Tobin  /  “Romance & Revolution”
  • I WANT TO BE AROUND  /  Tony Bennett & Bono  /  “Duets: An American Classic”
  • HOW ARE THINGS IN GLOCCA MORRA  /  Chris McNulty  /  “The Song That Sings You Here”
  • DANNY BOY  /  Bill Evans  /  “Bill Evans For Lovers”
  • LOOK TO THE RAINBOW  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Look To The Rainbow”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Honor Heffernan  /  “Fire And Ice”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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3 May

We celebrated International Jazz Day with some of the best jazz singers and musicians in the world. But I also invited a number of international jazz singers and radio people to say hi to my audience and introduce one of their favorite singers or important influences. A good time was had by all – especially me.

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

  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  Anne Ducros  /  (France)  /  “Either Way”
  • CHANGE PARTNERS  /  Ian Shaw  /  (Britain)  /  “Change Partners”
  • THEME FROM THE FLINTSTONES  /  The Metropole Orkest w/ Clark Terry  /  (Netherlands)  /  “Clark Terry & The Metropole Orchestra”
  • THE UMBRELLA MAN  /  Hetty Kate  /  (Australia)  /  “The Dan McLean Hot Six Meet Hetty Kate”
  • BLUE TURNING GREY  /  Audrey Morris  /  (U.S.A.) – Introduced by Hetty Kate  /  “The Voice Of Audrey Morris”
  • LAST NIGHT WHEN WE WERE YOUNG  /  Toots Thielemans w/ Silje Nergaard  /  (Belgium/Norway)  /  “One More For The Road”
  • STOLEN MOMENTS  /  Mark Murphy  /  (U.S.A.) – Introduced by Mark Robinson, Primetime Jazz, Radio Adelaide, South Australia)  / “The Giants Of Jazz”
  • CHEZ NOUS  /  Paris Combo  / (France)  /  “Living Room”
  • BABY PLAYS AROUND  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  (Sweden)  /   Anne Sofie Von Otter  /  “For The Stars”
  • BOY WANTED  /  Julian Yeo  /  (Australia)  /  “You & The Night”
  • LIVING WITHOUT YOU  /  Luciana Souza  /  (Brazil)  /  “The New Bossa Nova”
  • SIMON SMITH & HIS AMAZING DANCING BEAR  /  Mark Jennett  /  (Britain)  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • HAVEN’T WE MET  /  Kenny Rankin  /  (U.S.A.) – Introduced by Mark Jennett  /  “Silver Morning”
  • CRY IF YOU WANT TO  /  Holly Cole  /  (Canada)  /  “The Best Of Holly Cole”
  • CELINE DION  /  The Arrogant Worms  /  (Canada)  /  The Best Of The Arrogant Worms”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  London Gay Big Band w/ Claire Martin  /  (Britain)  /  “Brave”
  • STARS FELL ON ALABAMA  /  Rita Payes & Joan Chamorra  /  (Spain) – Introduced by Virginia of Virginiamusic.eu  /  “Joan Chamorro Presenta Rita Payes”
  • MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME  /  Delicatessen  /  (Brazil)  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”                    
  • SONG FOR GENE  /  Accent  /  (U.S.A., Canada, Britain, Sweden, France)
  • FASCINATIN’ RHYTHM  /  The Hi-Lo’s  /  (U.S.A.) – Introduced by Accent  /  “All That Jazz”
  • YOU TURN ME ON BABY  /  Fay Claassen & WDR Big Band, Cologne  /  The Netherlands)  /  “Sing!”
  • HOMMAGE A LILI BOULANGER  /  Jacky Terrasson  /  (France)  /  “Jacky Terrasson”
  • VOILA C’EST FINI  /  Liane Foly  /  (France)  “Croonuese”
  • GOODBYE FOR NOW  /  Rigmor Gustafsson & Radio String Quartet Vienna  /  (Sweden)  /  “Calling You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  (U.S.A.)

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8 Feb

A musical tribute to the Winter games and, most especially, to the Olympic athletes. I watch them and I can’t believe how they do what they do. Of course, I feel the same way about our tax accountants. 

WINTER OLYMPIC SPORT  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title 

  • OPENING CEREMONY  /  RUSSIAN LULLABY  /  Tony Bennett/Dizzy Gillespie  /  “Bennett/Berlin”
  • LIGHTING THE TORCH (SONG)  /  GUESS I’LL HANG MY TEARS OUT TO DRY  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • PAIRS SKATING  /  SIDE BY SIDE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • DOWNHILL RACING  /  YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • ICE DANCING  /  DANCING IN THE DARK  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Dance With Me”
  • MEDAL CEREMONY  /  YOU’RE THE TOP  /  Patricia Barber  /  “The Cole Porter Mix”
  • FREESTYLE SKIING  /  PICK YOURSELF UP  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Molly Ringwald  /  “Except Sometimes”
  • CURLING  /  I’M LIKE A NEW BROOM   /  Jonathan Schwartz  /  “Alone Together” 
  • PASSING THE TORCH (SONG)  /  CRY ME A RIVER  /  Nancy Harms  /  “In The Indigo”
  • TWO MAN BOBSLED  /  TOGETHER WHEREVER WE GO  /  The Hi-Los  /  “Broadway Playbill”
  • “I CAN SEE RUSSIA”  /  NO ONE AFTER YOU  /  Hilary Gardner (Wasilla Native)  /  “The Big City”
  • “I HAVE SEEN RUSSIA”  /  ORCHI CHORNYE  /  Sophie Milman (Russian Born)  /  “Sophie Milman”
  • SPEED SCATTING  /  S’QUA BADU BOP  /  Ori Dagan/Sophia Perlman  /  “Scat’s Got My Tongue”
  • CLOSING CEREMONY  /  NORDIC POLSKA  /  The Real Group & Rajaton  /  
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)




13 Apr

Hearing voices?  You must have been listening to A Cappella night. Thanks. But the 802 called. Musicians will be back next week, and, I guess, so will I. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • DON’T WAIT TOO LONG  /  The Idea Of North  /  “Extraordinary Tale”
  • ALWAYS  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Because Of You”
  • THEME FROM CINEMA PARADISO  /  Petra Haden  /  “Petra Goes To The Movies”
  • SUMMERTIME  /  Sarah  Vaughan  /  “Recital A Paris  (1985)”
  • SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED  /  Kevin Mahogany/Take 6  /  “Pride And Joy”
  • BLUE RONDO A LA TURK  /  Swingle Singers  /  “Mood Swings”
  • WHEN I LOST YOU  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Bennett On Berlin”
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISTER PRESIDENT  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Marilyn Monroe  /  “The Essentials”
  • TOM’S DINER  /  Suzanne Vega  /  “Solitude Standing”
  • COCKLES AND MUSCLES  /  The Hi-Los  /  “The Hi-Los Happen To Folk Music”
  • A NIGHTINGALE SANG IN BERKELEY SQUARE  /  Manhattan Transfer  /  “The Very Best Of…”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING  /  Liz Callaway/Ann Hampton Callaway  /  “Sibling Revelry”
  • THE BEAR  /  Molly Holm  /  “Permission”
  • I’M WITH YOU  /  The Real Group  /  “Nothing But The Real Group”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Theme Music)  /  (Unreleased Master)


21 May

I’ve been on vacation, so last Saturday’s show was from what I call the archive and some of you call the crypt.  Thanks a lot.  

Here’s a link to the playlist when the show aired live in February. 



I’m back and this Saturday’s show will be new. Drop back on Wednesday for a hint about the theme. Special imaginary prize for the first ten people who do. 


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”


18 Mar

Thanks for joining me for our St. Patrick’s Day revelry, featuring a stew of Irish songs, Irish singers, and even a few Irish jazz singers we don’t hear often over here. Though my favorite part of the show was eating an entire bowl of Lucky Charms.

Don’t miss the clue for next week’s show this Wednesday. Stay home from work if you have to.

SONG TITLE / Artist / CD or Album Title

LUCK BE A LADY / Frank Sinatra/Count Basie / “Sinatra: Vegas”

CLOSE TO YOU / Siobhan Pettit / “Long Ago Tomorrow”

I CAN’T GET STARTED / Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney / “Fancy Meeting You Here”

COME RAIN OR COME SHINE / Gerry Mulligan / “Live At The Village Vangaurd

MY LAST AFFAIR / Joe Coughlin / “Live”

PALS / (mystery vocalist) / Ann Jillian & Steve Allen / “Introducing Ann Jillian The Singer”

COCKLES AND MUSSELS / The Hi-Los / “The Hi-Los Happen To Folk Music”

ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET / Ella Fitzgerald / “12 Nights In Hollywood”

ALL OF YOU / Cormac Kenevey / “The Art Of Dreaming”

MEET YOU AT THE MOON / Imelda May / “Love Tattoo”

THE RAINBOW CONNECTION / Bobby Scott / “Slowly”

PARIS MISMATCH / (theme) / Cody Owen Stine / (Unreleased Master)