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20 Dec

Some traditional holiday favorites, both from the show and around my house; plus a demo of a new Christmas song with music by my son, Cody, and lyrics by my wife, Megan. And if that weren’t enough to keep you awake, the worst Christmas song ever written, sung by Robert Goulet. and the traditional, heartwarming retelling of the story of how a beloved Christmas song nearly got me expelled from Hebrew school. Merry and Happy and the best and safest holidays possible for all. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  “CD Or Album Title”

  • MY FAVORITE THINGS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Snowfall”
  • LET IT SNOW  /  The New York Voices  /  “Let It Snow”
  • CHRISTMAS BLUES  /  Holly Cole  /  “Jazz To The World”
  • CHRISTMAS NEVER GETS OLD  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “The Pianoman At Christmas”
  • THE SECRET OF CHRISTMAS  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN  / Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “After The Fall”
  • THE CHRISTMAS CARD  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • JINGLE BELLS  /  Kenny Rankin  /  A Christmas Album”
  • CHRISTMAS IS FOR CHILDREN  /  Sarah Charles & Cody Owen Stine  /  (Demo)
  • SING A CHRISTMAS CAROL  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Star of Wonder”
  • A CHILD IS BORN/SOME CHILDREN SEE HIM  /  Maureen McGovern  /  “Christmas With Maureen McGovern”
  • FLORIDA HOLIDAY  /  Adrian Cunningham & La Lucha  /  “New Holiday Classics”
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY  /  Ramsey Lewis Trio  /  “Sound Of Christmas”
  • HE’S GONNA TAKE AWAY OUR CHRISTMAS  /  Robert Goulet  /  “Robert Goulet’s Wonderful World Of Christmas”
  • HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS  /  The Manhattan Transfer  /  “The Christmas Album”
  • THE THEORY SONG  /  David Rakowski
  • THE CHRISTMAS SONG  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  John Legend  /  “A Legendary Christmas”
  • SNOW DAY  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “A Very Chaise Lounge Christmas”
  • SILENT NIGHT/I GUESS THERE AIN’T NO SANTA CLAUS  /  Barry Manilow  /  “Because It’s Christmas”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR’S EVE  /  Amber Weekes  /  “The Gathering”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • THE WORLD FOR CHRISTMAS  /  The Real Group  /  “The World For Christmas”
  • ANGEL’S LULLABY  /   Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Winter Wonderland”
  • SILENT NIGHT  /  Connie Evingson  /  “The Secret Of Christmas”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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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)


20 Dec

This week some Christmas wishes that have more to do with gifts of the heart than with gifts from a store. 




  • GROWN-UP CHRISTMAS LIST  /  Halie Loren  /  “Many Times, Many Ways”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “Together Again”
  • THE WORLD FOR CHRISTMAS  /  The Real Group  /  “The World For Christmas”
  • MORE I CANNOT WISH YOU  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • THE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • NATURE BOY  /  Harry Connick  /   “Harry For The Holidays”
  • A SONG FOR CHRISTMAS  /  Nancy Lamott  /  “Just In Time For Christmas”
  • MISTER SANTA  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “A Very Chaise Lounge Christmas”
  • A CHRISTMAS LOVE SONG  /  The Manhattan Transfer  /  “The Christmas Album”
  • PLEASE SEND ME SOMEONE TO LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “You’ve Got What It Takes”
  • ANGEL’S LULLABY  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Winter Wonderland”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)