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1 May

Let’s be honest. France has seen some dark days. Some examples: Joan of Arc?  Where was Gloria Allred when we needed her? And you can’t talk about  dark days without Napoleon — the man not the dessert.  Or Vichy – the government, not the water.  And Freedom Fries – wait, no, that was our dumb mistake. And today the French are suffering through another tragic indignity – raising the national retirement age from 62 to 64. Well. I think we need to show our support and not just our incredulity for what the brave but – not over-worked -people of France going through. I presented a celebration of French singers and musicians, french songs, and songs about France. That’s right, for two hours I gave out out French Kisses this week on Turntable For One. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or album Title

  • I WISH YOU LOVE  /  Chloe Perrier  /  “Petite Fleur”
  • UNDER PARIS SKIES  /  Toots Thielemans  /  “Chez Toots”
  • CHEZ MOI  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • AZURE-TE  /  Nat King Cole & George Sharing  /  “Nat King Cole Sings, George Shearing Plays”
  • MENILMONTANT  /  Avalon Jazz Band  /  “I Wish You Love”
  • WATCH WHAT HAPPENS  /  Michel LeGrand  /  ”Michel LeGrand At Sheely’s Manne-Hole”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE RESTOF YOUR LIFE  /  Swingle Singers  /  “Mood Swings”
  • LAVERNE WALK  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Let’s Get Lost”
  • I LOVE PARIS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Fly With Me”
  • NOSTALGIA IN PARIS  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “La Pouvior Des Mots”
  • GROOVIN’ HIGH  /  Dizzy Gillespie & The Double Six Of Paris”  /  “Dizzy Gillespie & The Double Six Of Paris”
  • APRIL IN PARIS  /  The Mighty Accordion Band  /  “They Said It Couldn’t Be Done”
  • APRIL IN PARIS  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Jasz Masters #24”
  • HOW HIGH THE MOON  /  Jean-Luc Ponty, Stephane Grappelli, Stuff Smith  /  “Jazz Violin Summit”
  • JARDIN D’HIVER  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • BUT NOT FOR ME  /  Virginie Teychene  /  “Encore”
  • A BOUT DE SOUFFLE  /  Virginie Teychene  /  “Encore”
  • LA VIE EN ROSE  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. Lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • A PARIS  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • SOMETIME AGO  /  Michel Petrucciani & Tony Petrucciani  /  “Conversation”
  • FROM PARIS WITH LOVE  /  Melody Gardot  /  “From Paris With Love”
  • LA MARSEILLAISE  /  Jacky Terrasson  /  “A Paris”
  • AUTUMN LEAVES  /  Eva Cassidy & The London Symphony Orch.  /  “I Can Only Be Me”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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24 Oct

The accordion and Turntable For One. Some called that a perfect marriage, some called it synergy at its most organic, some just called it a night. There have been many swinging jazz accordionists in the past; and in the present, the instrument is finding its way into the background and the foreground with some great singers and musicians. Below is a partial list and all I had time to play this week. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • UNDER PARIS SKIES  /  Toots Thielemans  /  “Chez Toots”
  • THE MORE I SEE YOU  /  Jenna Mammina  /  “Meant To Be”
  • CHIM CHIM CHER-EE  /  Esperanza Spaulding  /  “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  • SWING GITAN  /  Django Festival Allstars  /  “Django Festival Allstars 2012”
  • LET THERE BE LOVE  /  Art Van Damme & The Voices Unlimited  /  “Invitation” 
  • A POTTER’S SONG  /  Maria Schneider  /  “The Thompson Field”
  • THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Eric Clapton  /  “Old Sock”
  • APRIL IN PARIS  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Gypsy In My Soul”  /  
  • APRIL IN PARIS  /  The Mighty Accordion Band  /  “They Said It Couldn’t Be Done”
  • SO SORRY  /  Sophie Milman  /  “In The Moonlight”
  • SMILE  /  Halie Loren  /  “Heart First”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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