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21 Feb

This week I paid tribute to the roads and highways, the bridges and tunnels, the power, communications, and water systems. I thought I’d better hurry up and celebrate Infrastructure Week before everything crumbles, fizzles out, implodes, and self-destructs. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ON THE ROAD AGAIN  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Still On The Road”
  • BROOKLYN BRIDGE  /  Hilary Gardner  /   “The Great City”
  • STREET OF DREAMS  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS  /  Diana Krall  /   “All For you”
  • I’D RATHER DRINK MUDDY WATER  /  Lou Rawls  /   “The Legendary Lou Rawls”
  • TAKE THE A TRAIN  /  Carol Sloane  /   “Sophisticated Lady”
  • THE TROLLEY SONG  /  Rachael Price  /   “The Good Hours”
  • ON GREEN DOLPHIN STREET  /  Cali Rose  /   “Are You Having Any Fun?”
  • ROUTE 66  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   William Shatner  /   “The Blues”
  • KING OF THE ROAD  /  Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery  /   “Further Adventures of Jimmy & Wes”
  • SUNDAY AFTERNOON  /  Blossom Dearie  /   “Blossom Dearie Sings”
  • TRAFFIC AND WEATHER  /  Lorraine Feather  /   “Language”
  • THE WATERS OF MARCH  /  Mark Murphy  /   “Wild And Free”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Nancy Wilson  /   “But Beautiful”
  • MY CUTEY’S DUE AT THE TWO-TO-TWO TODAY  /  Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer  /   “Two Of A Kind”
  • FEELIN’ GROOVY  /  Rachael MacFarlane  /   “Haley Sings”
  • BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS  /  Simon And Garfunkel  /  “The Concert In Central Park”
  • DESTINATION MOON  /    Dinah Washington  /   “Dinah ’62”
  • DANCING IN THE DARK  /  Tony Bennett  /   “Jazz”
  • WICHITA LINEMAN  Tania Grubbs  /   “Live At Maureen’s Jazz Cellar”
  • STREET SCENE  /  Stan Kenton  /   “The Stan Kenton Orchestra In Concert”
  • TWO FOR THE ROAD  /  Mark Winkler & David Benoit  /   “Old Friends”
  • DETOUR AHEAD  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /   “First Lady of Song”
  • THE HIGHWAY CODE  /  The Master Singers  /   “The Highway Code”
  • THE RULES OF THE ROAD  /  Nat King Cole  /   “The Billy May Sessions”
  • THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD  /  The Beatles  /   “Let It Be”
  • BRIDGES  /  Susannah McCorkle  /   “Sabia”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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24 Sep

I’ve been watching with horror the images of the millions of people whose only fault was being in the path of Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria. Will we ever be able to think about rain benignly again the way so many popular song writers have? To distract myself (the largest circle on my personal Venn diagram with a very small intersection with Reality), I spent a couple of hours living in the past.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • RAINDROPS KEEP FALLING ON MY HEAD  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Live In Tokyo”
  • WHEN THE SUN COMES OUT  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “A Song For You”
  • DON’T RAIN ON MY PARADE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald: The Voice Of Jazz”
  • I THINK IT’S GOING TO RAIN TODAY  /  Randy Newman  /  “Randy Newman (Live)”
  • SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN  /  Lena Horne  /  “Capitol Sings Hollywood: Singin’ In The Rain”
  • A RAINY DAY  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • ISN’T IT A LOVELY DAY  /  Lissy Walker  /  “Life Is Sweet”
  • OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  “Mandy Patinkin”
  • I’M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS  /  Karrin Allyson  /  ”Round Midnight”
  •  IF YOU WANT THE RAINBOW  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jerry Lewis
  • I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW  /  Holly Cole  /  “Don’t Smoke In Bed”
  • AFTER THE RAIN  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “On My Way To You”
  • AFTER THE RAIN  /  John Coltrane  /  “Coltrane For Lovers”
  • RIVER, STAY AWAY FROM MY DOOR  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • GARDEN IN THE RAIN  /  Diana Krall  /  “Love Scenes”
  • WEATHER FORECAST  /  The Master Singers  /  “The Highway Code”
  • SOON IT’S GONNA RAIN  /  Amy McConnell & William Sperendei  /  “Stealing Genius”
  • RIGHT AS THE RAIN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Leontyne Price  /  “Right As The Rain”
  • SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN  /  Jacqui Dankworth  /  “As The Sun Shines Down On Me”
  • POLKA DOTS & MOONBEAMS  /  Julian Yeo  /  “Another Seasonˆ
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Helen Merrill & Dick Katz  /  “When Love Goes Wrong”
  • COME RAIN OR COME SHINE  /  Ray Charles  /  “The Genius Of Ray Charles”
  • STORMY WEATHER  /  Joni Mitchell  /  “Both Sides Now”
  • RAIN, RAIN GO AWAY  /  Gerry Mulligan  /  “Happy Anniversary, Charlie Brown”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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