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PLAYLIST FOR “LADIES NIGHT AT TURNTABLE FOR ONE” (9.15.18)

15 Sep

All kinds of songs featuring lady in the title or lyrics and wonderful ladies singing them – although, since this is America, women sang only 77% of the songs. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • OH, LADY BE GOOD  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At The Opera House”
  • THE LADY’S IN LOVE WITH YOU  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • THE LADY WANTS TO KNOW  /  Laura Fygi  /  “The Lady Wants To Know”
  • WILD WOMEN DON’T HAVE THE BLUES  /  Cecile McLoren Salvant  /  “Dreams And Daggers”
  • FOR MY LADY  /  The Real Group w/ Toots Thielemans  /  “One For All”
  • THE GAL FROM JOE’S  /  Simone  /  “Simone On Simone”
  • LITTLE GIRL BLUE  /  Nina Simone  /  “Mood Indigo”
  • LADY IN RED  /  The Hi-Lo’s  /  “And All That Jazz”
  • FOOLIN’ MYSELF  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Audra McDonald  /  “Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill”
  • LADY SINGS THE BLUES  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady Sings The Blues”
  • GIRLS WERE MADE TO TAKE CARE OF BOYS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “The Complete Commodore/Decca Masters”
  • SHOW ME  /  Wesla Whitfield  /  “Beautiful Love”
  • I HOLD YOUR HAND IN MINE  /  Tom Lehrer  /  “The Old Dope Peddler”
  • THE LADY IS A TRAMP  /  Patti Page  /  “In The Land Of HiFi”
  • HE’S A TRAMP  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “Everybody Wants To Ba A Cat”
  • BIG DISCOUNT  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Some Of That Sunshine”
  • LUCK BE A LADY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Standing Room Only”
  • LAY LADY LAY  /  The Brothers And Sisters  /  “Dylan’s Gospel”
  • LADY CHATTERLEY’S MOTHER  /  Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Orchestra  /  “At The Village Vanguard”
  • LADY BIRD  /  Cassia DeMayo  /  “Heart, We Will Forget Him”
  • SOPHISTICATED LADY  /  Alison Fraser  /  “Tennessee Williams” Words & Music”
  • LADIES WHO LUNCH  /  Elaine Stritch  /  “Company – Original Broadway Cast”
  • MAIDS OF CADIZ  /  Miles Davis  /  Miles Ahead
  • LOSING MY MIND  /  Marin Mazzie  /  “Sondheim! The Birthday Celebration”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOOD BYE  /  Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek to Cheek”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  

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PLAYLIST FOR “GOOD VS EVIL” (9.8.18)

9 Sep

In the past, Turntable For One has taken on the toughest questions and found a way, sometimes skillfully, usually not, of trivializing them all. This week was no different – but the show did swing like crazy.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL  /  Ray Charles  /  “The Genius Of Ray Charles”
  • IT’S A GOOD DAY  /  Emilie Mover  /  “Sings Peggy
  • I THINK IT’S GOING TO RAIN TODAY  /  Norah Jones  /  “Higher Ground”
  • I’VE GOT IT BAD AND THAT AIN’T GOOD  /  Nat Cole  /  “Nat King Cole Sings George Shearing Plays”
  • EVIL GAL BLUES  /  Sinne Eeg & Thomas Fonnesbaek  /  “Eeg Fonnesbaek”
  • THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY  /  Mads Tolling & The Mad Men  /  “Playing The 60s”
  • MR. KICKS  /  Gregory Generet  /  “2 OF A Kind”
  • DEVIL MAY CARE  /  Diana Krall  /  “When I Look In Your Eyes”
  • I WANT TO BE EVIL  /  Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings  /  “Groovin’”
  • SNEAKING AROUND  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Dolly Parton & Burt Reynolds  /  “The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas”
  • BAD INFLUENCE  /  Joe Coughlin  /  “Low Down West Broadway”
  • WHY IS A GOOD MAN SO HARD TO FIND  /  Linda Carone  /  “Black Moonlight”
  • HOW TO TURN A BAD MAN GOOD  /  Laura Hall  /  “’Prisoner Of Vegas’ Unreleased Demo”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Tony Bennett & Sheryl Crow m /  “Playin’ With My Friends”
  • HELP A GOOD GIRL GO BAD  /  Gail Pettis  /  “May I Come In?”
  • GOOD BAIT  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • BORN UNDER A BAD SIGN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Homer Simpson  /  “The Simpsons Sing The Blues”
  • NO GOOD MAN  /  Nina Simone  /  “Forbidden Fruit”
  • NO GOOD MAN  /  Ellen Doty  /  “Gold”
  • HARD HEARTED HANNAH  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Shirley Horn With Friends”
  • LOVE IS FOR THE VERY YOUNG  /  Stan Getz & The Boston Pops  /  “Stan Getz & Arthur Fiedler at Tanglewood”
  • EVERYBODY THINKS YOU’RE AN ANGEL  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Way of The World”
  • I MARRIED AN ANGEL  /  Debra Blaquiere  /  “Little Wing”
  • TELL ME THE TRUTH  /  Roseanna Vitro  /  “Tell Me The Truth”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “WHAT I DID ON MY SUMMER VACATION” – SEASON PREMIER (9.1.18)

2 Sep

I’m back! And this week I shared songs about some of the things I saw and did during Turntable For One’s  two-month hiatus. Of course, I also checked to see if the audience did their homework and listened to the summer listening assignment I gave them in June. I think this is the only radio show you can take Pass/Fail.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE THINGS WE DID LAST SUMMER  /  Nancy Wilson & George Shearing  /  “The Swingin’s Mutual”
  • LUCK BE A LADY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Rat Pack: Live At The Sands”
  • SUNDAY DRIVING  /  The Gil Evans Project  /  “Live At The Jazz Standard”
  • SUNDAY IN NEW YORK  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Wild, Cool, and Swingin’
  • MOUNTAIN GREENERY  /  Laura Taylor  /  “Mountain Greenery”
  • HURRY IT’S LOVELY UP HERE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • GOLDBERG  /  Camile Bertault  /  Pas de geant”
  • SPIDERMAN  /  Randy Waldman  /  “Superheroes”
  • CRY IF YOU WANT TO  /  Holly Cole Trio  /  “The Best of Holly Cole”
  • DRINKIN’ STEIN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Sly Stallone  /  “Rhinestone Soundtrack”
  • DEAR OLD STOCKHOLM  /  Stan Getz & Chet Baker  /  “The Stockholm Concerts”
  • LOVE MAKES THE CHANGES  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “On My Way to You”
  • I’M ALL SMILES  /  Riltons Vanner  /  “Japanmix”
  • HAPPY TALK  /  Christina Gustafsson  /  “My Move”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  •  LAZIN’ AROUND  /  Kate Reid  /  “The Heart Already Knows”
  • GIANT STEPS  /  Arturo Sandoval & Michel Legrand  /  “Dream Come True”
  • PROCRASTINATING AGAIN  /  Cali Rose  /  “Cali Rose Gets Goofy”
  • THIS CAN’T BE LOVE  /  John Doakes  /           “Forever Reasons”
  • LET ME LOVE YOU  /  Lauren Henderson  /  “Armame”
  • ALFIE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • I DON’T MIND A BIT  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “You’ll Never Know”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Tony DeSare & Ed Decker  /  “One For My Baby”
  • TODAY I SING THE BLUES  /  Aretha Franklin  /  “Aretha’s Jazz”
  • WE’RE ALL IN THE DANCE  /  Rachel Caswell  /  “We’re All In The Dance”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “GRADUATION DAY” (6.16.18)

16 Jun

How about 2 hours of intelligent and coherent and compact commencement speeches and graduation messages without having to sit in the sun and wait two hour to see your kid walk across the stage and graduate in 15 seconds? Don’t try to thank me. Just doing my job. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • ON A CLEAR DAY  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live At Laren Jazz Festival 1975”
  • SWINGING ON A STAR  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Playground”
  • TAKE A BITE  /  Margaret Whiting  /  “The Lady’s In Love With You!”
  • THIS FUNNY WORLD  /  Ian Shaw  /  “Taking It To Hart”
  • BITTER WITH THE SWEET  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • MR. KICKS  /  Gregory Generet  /  “2 OF A Kind”
  • YOU KNOW WHO!  /  Amy Cervini  /  “No One Ever Tells You”
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Merry Go Round”
  • YOUNG AT HEART  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Peggy March  /  “Get Happy”
  • BIG BAD WORLD  /  The Real Group  /  “Commonly Unique”
  • EVERYBODY SAYS DON’T  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • WHERE DO YOU GO  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson  /  “Two’s Company”
  • I’M NOT TALKING  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles”
  • WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Dreams In Apartments”
  • EV’RYBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “My Kind of Broadway”
  • THE GREAT CITY  /  Lauren Henderson  /  “Armame”
  • HOUSE OF GOLD  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • SPARKLE AND SHINE  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bill Nighy   /  “Arthur Christmas Soundtrack”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • STAY HIP  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Jazz & Other Four-Letter Words”
  • THROW IT AWAY  /  Mollie O’Brien  /  “Things I Gave Away”
  • LISTEN HERE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Dave Frishberg Classics”
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • SACK FULL OF DREAMS  /  Mark Murphy  /  “September Ballads”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MISS YOU, MR. MERCER” (5.26.18)

28 May

This week, almost on the anniversary of his death, I barely scratched the surface of Johnny Mercer’s 1400 songs.  A valiant effort, a daunting task, but a couple hours of great music.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MISS YOU MR. MERCER  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • DAY IN DAY OUT  /  Nat King Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Johnny Mercer Songbook”
  • THE DAYS OF WINE & ROSES  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Live At The Bugle Boy”
  • JEEPERS CREEPERS  /  Julius LaRosa  /  “Julius LaRosa”
  • COME RAIN OR COME SHINE/  Nancy LaMott  /  “Come Rain Or Come Shine”
  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Sammy Davis & Count Basie  /  “Our Shining Hour”
  • TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS  /  Helen Merrill  /  “Casa Forte”
  • WHATCHA MA CALL IT  /  Johnny Mercer  /  “Moon River”
  • EMILY  /  Bill Evans Trio  /  “Turn Out The Stars”
  • SATIN DOLL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  The Coasters  /  “Johnny Mercer Covers”
  • MY NEW CELEBRITY IS YOU  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • TRAV’LIN’ LIGHT  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving me Crazy”
  • LAURA  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Portrait of Kevin Mahogany”
  • LAZYBONES  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Sister Orchid”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  Jazzmeia Horn  /  “A Social Call”
  • DREAM  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ringo Starr  /  “Sentimental Journey”
  • WHEN OCTOBER GOES  /  Barry Manilow  /  “2:00 AM Paradise Café”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Bye Bye Blackbird”
  • DRINKING AGAIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The World We Knew”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Tony DeSare  /  “One For My Baby”
  • SKYLARK  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • AND SO TO BED  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “John Pizzarelli Salutes Johnny Mercer”
  •  PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SALUTE TO MOTHER’S DAY” (AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST) 5.12.18

14 May

How can you improve on perfection? Don’t ask me, but while I was pondering this irrelevant question last Saturday night, I played a show from May of 2017.  Most of the singers were mothers (in the best sense), I tossed in a hefty helping of motherly advice, plus a couple of momma’s boys to help me wish all mothers a happy Mother’s Day.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  “CD Or Album Title

  • CALL ME  /  Astrud Gilberto  /  “A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness”
  • ALWAYS  /  Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap  /  “Love Is Here To Stay”
  • DAT DERE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • WHEN I GROW TOO OLD TO DREAM  /  Carline Ray  /  “Vocal Sides”
  • BLUE TURNING GRAY  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Harlem On My Mind”
  • MOTHER’S LOVE  /  Allan Harris  /  “Nobody’s Gonna Love You Better”
  •  HAPPINESS IS JUST A THING CALLED JOE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  12 Nights In Hollywood”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Ray Brown Jr.  /  “The Best of Ray Brown Jr.”
  • NEW WORDS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Laura Osnes  /  “If I Tell You”
  • MEDLEY FOR JORDAN/ NOT WHILE I’M AROUND  /  Veronica Nunne  /  “American Lullaby”
  • BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)
  • WHERE ARE YOU GOING?  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Songs Of Lost Love”
  • BEFORE YOU KNOW IT  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Dream”
  • I’M CONFESSIN’  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • LOOK AT THAT FACE  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Favorites From A Long Walk”
  • THAT FACE  /  Barbra Streisand  /  “What Matters Most Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of  Alan & Marilyn Bergman”
  • ME, MYSELF, AND I  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • BE A CHILD  /  Cleo Laine & Dudley Moore  /  “Smilin’ Through”
  • I’M GLAD THERE IS YOU  /  Jacqui Dankworth  /  “It Happens Quietly”
  • BLUE SKIES  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • I AM YOUR CHILD  /  Barry Manilow  /  “Barry Manilow”
  •  CHILDREN WILL LISTEN  /  Bernadette Peters  /  “Sondheim, Etc.: Live At Carnegie Hall”
  • SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “La Scala”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY 2018” 4.28.18)

28 Apr

Forget Frank; Tony can take a hike; Carmen isn’t coming; and Nina’s a no-show. In fact, I gave all American jazz singers the night off and played singers from around the world to celebrate (a couple days early) International Jazz Day. My special thanks to Carol Welsman (Canada), Sarah Lancman (France), Sinne Eeg (Denmark), Tom Rust (U.K.), and Susie Arioli (Canada) for recording greetings to the Turntable For One audience and introducing a song or performer they admire. Special thanks, also, to Delicatessen Jazz for letting me give the world premiere of a song from their new, soon-to-be-released CD.

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

 

  • (Sweden)  /  PASS ME THE JAZZ  /  The Real Group  /  “The Real Album”
  • (Singapore)  /  GONE WITH THE WIND  /  Jacintha  /  “Jacintha Is Her Name”
  • (Fance)  /  GRANDMA’S HANDS  / Ben L’Oncle Soul & Gregory Porter  /  “Walk The Line”
  • (Denmark)  /  THE MORE I SEE YOU  /  Katrine Madsen  /  “I’m Old Fashioned – Quintet 1996”
  • (Canada)  /  KILLING TIME  /  Carol Welsman  /  “Alone Together”
  • SEND IN THE CLOWNS  /  Cheryl Bentyne  /  “Rearrangements Of Shadows”
  • (Germany)  /  WHERE OR WHEN  /  Roger Cicero  /  “Cicero Sings Sinatra”
  • (Sweden & France)  /  CLOSE TO YOU  /  Rigmor Gustafsson & Jacky Terrasson Trio  /  “Close To You”
  • (France)  /  A CONTRETEMPS  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “A Contretemps”
  • (France)  /  LA BELLE VIE  /  Sacha Distel  /  “Sacha Distel: Crooner”
  • (Italy)  /  IF I SHOULD LOSE YOU  /  Alice Ricciardi  /  “Comes Love”
  • (Scotland)  /  ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?  /  Paul Buchanan & Chris Botti  /  “To Love Again”
  • (Brazil)  /  THEY SAY I’VE COME BACK AMERICANIZED  /  Delicatessen  /  (Unreleased Master)
  • (U.K.)  /  THE COFFEE SONG  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  Mark Murphy  /  “The Latin Porter”
  • (Morocco)  /  BERBER TAXI  /  Malika Zarra  /  “Berber Taxi”
  • (Denmark)  /  FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Dreams”
  • SPAIN  /  Chick Corea & Bobby McFerrin  /  “The Musician”
  • (Czechoslovakia)  /  SWING IS MY KING  /  Hot Sisters  /  “Swing Is My King”
  • (Canada)  /  SPRING  /  Susie Arioli  /  “Spring”
  • (Brazil)  /  BROKEN BOSSA  /  Diego Figueiredo  /  “Broken Bossa”
  • (France)  /  GOLDBERG  /  Camille Bertault  /  “Pas De Geant”
  • (U.K.)  SAD SWEET SONG  /  Ian Shaw & Sue Richardson  /  “Sad Sweet Song”
  • (Canada)  /  MOON RIVER  /  Gavin Hope  /  “For All We Know”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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