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PLAYLIST FOR “SOCIAL DISTANCING” (3.21.20)

22 Mar

At times like these – perilous times, uncertain times – people turn to Turntable For One for information and advice. Clearly these are people who’ve never listened to the show before. But, okay, I can totally pretend to abandon my usual format and inveterate cynicism to talk about something serious. Social Distancing. What is it? How do I do it? And what can I do while I’m doing it? I think these songs demonstrate some of the actions and attitudes people should adopt to fill the long months ahead. I also threw in Stacey Kent and Rachael & Vilray to remind people of what we won’t be able to do, perhaps for a long, long time. A little salt never really hurts a wound, does it?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • BY MYSELF  /  Rene Zellweger  /  “Judy-Soundtrack”
  • ALL BY MYSELF  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Oh Look At Me Now”
  • LET’S EAT HOME  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Still On the Road”
  • TALK TO ME  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Talk To Me”
  • SHOW ME  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Something Cool”
  • TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT  /  Ruben Blades  /  “Una Noche Con Ruben Blades”
  • BREAKFAST ON THE MORNING TRAM  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • COME DANCE WITH ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Dance with Me”
  • SHALL WE DANCE  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In town”
  • ME AND MY SHADOW  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Allen Ludden  /  “Sings His Favorite Songs”
  • ALONE TOGETHER  /  Alyssa Allgood  /  “Exactly Like You”
  • TV BLUES  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • SCRABBLE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Ages”
  • FLIGHT OF THE FOO BIRDS  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • GET OUT OF TOWN  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “Mad About Madeline”
  • LET’S MAKE LOVE ON THIS PLANE  /  Rachael & Vilray  /  “Rachael & Vilray”
  • CELTIC SWING  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving Me Crazy”
  • I’M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • SONG ABOUT THE MOON  /  Alexis Cole  /  “Dazzling Blue”
  • I REMEMBER SKY  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “Turning Skies”
  • A TABLE SET FOR SOLITUDE  /  Dena DeRose  /  “Live At The Jazz Standard Vol. 1”
  • ET AINSI VA LA VIE  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Parisienne”
  • WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Once In A While”
  • LET IT BE  /  Diane Schuur  /  “Running On Faith”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “THE GREATEST LOVE SONGS I WANT TO HEAR” (2.15.20)

17 Feb

Sure, other shows might play The Greatest Love Songs of The 20th Century or boast about playing The Greatest Love Songs of All Time, but only Turntable For One can play two hours of the Greatest Love Songs I Want To Hear. You want your favorites? Get your own show!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE  /  Sarah McKenzie  /  “Secrets Of My Heart”
  • LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met”
  • COMES LOVE  /  Chloe Perrier  /  “Petite Fleur”
  • LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND  /  Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross  /  “The Swingers”
  • HE LOVES ME I THINK  / Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • L.O.V.E.  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • YOU’LL SEE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Michel Legrand  /  “Michel Legrand At Shelly’s Manne-Hole”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Iggy Pop  /  “Apres”
  • LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE  /  Tamuz Nissim  /  “Capturing Clouds”
  • EASY LIVING  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Shawn Colvin  /  “Stormy Weather”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art of Romance”
  • EXACTLY LIKE YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina At Town Hall”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old, New, Borrowed, & The Blues”
  • LOVE IS GOOD FOR ANYTHING THAT AILS YOU  /  Barbara Cook  /  “Rainbow Around My Shoulders”
  • LOVE ISN’T EVERYTHING  /  Lucy Yeghiazaryan  /  “Blue Heaven”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • EMBRACEABLE YOU  /  Lillie Huddleston  /  “How Long Has This Been Going On”
  • I LOVE MY WIFE  /  Ron Boustead  /  “Unlikely Valentine”
  • SO I LOVE YOU  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack  /  “Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway”
  • THE PEOPLE YOU NEVER GET TO LOVE  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “The People That You Never Get To Love”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “GOOD VS EVIL” – A RE-BROADCAST FROM THE ARCHIVES -(1.4.20)

6 Jan

(Look what I found when I went tiptoeing through the archives! A show from Fall 2018. More to come from the archives. I’ll be back live Jan 25th.)

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 Lee”
  • 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 “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO CLIMATE CHANGE” (10.19.19)

20 Oct

The earth is heating up, ice caps and glaciers are melting, the seas are rising, and many species, including our own, are threatened with extinction. What are we going to do? Well, I did what I always do: I exploited these serious problems, trivializing them with two hours of catchy, swinging, and often ironic songs. Some of them were comments on current conditions; others were things we need to curtail to save the planet. The first song was an answer to “What’s going to be the new capital city of the East Coast?” The second song was written in 1921 but casts an eerie darkness to what’s going on today. Just to be a pro-active citizen, I recycled and re-used a previous mystery vocalist. And as for the last two songs: which one will future generations be singing? That’s up to us now.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • GARY, INDIANA  /  Janet Planet  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • THERE’LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE  /  Dave Brubeck & Jimmy Rushing  /  “On Time”
  • TOO DARN HOT  /  Claire Teal & The London Gay Big Band  /  “Brave”
  • BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • ROUTE 66  /  Mark Winkler  /  “I’m With You”
  • SUNDAY DRIVIN’  /  Ryan Truesdale’s Gil Evans Project  /  “Lines Of Color”
  • MY BUICK, MY LOVE, AND I  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • COME FLY WITH ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love”
  • LET’S MAKE LOVE ON THIS PLANE  /  Rachael & Vilray  /  “Rachael & Vilray”
  • SWINGING ON A STAR  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Anthony Perkins  /  “From The Heart”
  • A SLEEPIN’ BEE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
  • FRIM FRAM SAUCE  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You”
  • INTO EACH LIFE SOME RAIN MUST FALL  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “Good Night, Good Luck”
  • THE RAIN IN SPAIN  /  Adrian Cunningham & His Friends  /  “Play Lerner & Loewe”
  • RIVER STAY AWAY FROM MY DOOR  /  Spike Jones  /  “Omnibust/60 Years of Music America Hates”
  • ILL WIND  /  Sarah Vaughan & Count Basie  /  “Send In The Clowns”
  • GONE WITH THE WIND  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Portrait”
  • WALKIN’  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • WALKING AFTER MIDNIGHT  /  Staci Griesbach  /  “My Patsy Cline Songbook”
  • THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA  /  Nat King Cole & Gregory Porter  /  “Ultimate Nat Cole”
  • BACKYARD MEDLEY  /  Calabria Foti  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • DANCING IN THE DARK  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Dance With Me”
  • IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW  /  Ranee Lee  /  “Dark Divas: Highlights”
  • LOUISIANA 1927  /  Randy Newman  /  “Good Old Boys”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Stan Getz Quartet  /  “Nobody Else But Me”
  • EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend: Live In California”
  • WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LET’S AGREE TO DISAGREE” (10.5.19)

5 Oct

We’re divided. I mean, really divided. We don’t agree about good guys or bad guys, we don’t agree about facts or truth, we don’t agree about ice cream being its own food group – wait, that one is just me trying to convince my wife. But all the other stuff is true!. You’d think that someone who has a microphone every week would do what he could to try to bridge the divides and bring people together. Go ahead and think that all you want, but that’s not how I roll. This week even my songs disagreed with each other. One thing was inarguable, however. I played a couple dozen outstanding singers. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • NICE ‘N’ EASY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice ‘N’ Easy”
  • DO SOMETHING  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • NIGHTLIFE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “September Ballads”
  • EARLY TO BED  /  Maud Hixson  /  (Demo)
  • FORGET ABOUT THE BOY  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Confessions”
  • FORGET THE WOMAN  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • AT YOUR MOTHER’S HOUSE  /  Rachael & Valray  /  Rachael & Valray
  • CHEEK TO CHEEK  /  Annie Sellick & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “No Greater Thrill”
  • I WON’T DANCE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Woody Herman  /  “Songs For Hip Lovers”
  • THEM THERE EYES  /  Gretje Angell  /  “…In Any Key”
  • I DON’T MIND A BIT  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “You’ll Never Know”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  Ray Blue  /  “Work”
  • PEEL ME A GRAPE  /  Blossom Dearie & Lyle Lovett
  • THERE’LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE  /  Diahann Carroll  /  “Essential Masters: 1958-1961”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Kellye Gray  /  “KG3 Live At The Bugle Boy”
  • I GOT RHYTHM  /  Bobby Darin  /  “The Legendary Bobby Darin”
  • HE AIN’T GOT RHYTHM  /  Faith Winthrop  /  “A Leap Of Faith”
  • STORMY WEATHER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jessye Norman  /  “Roots: My Life, My Song”
  • THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Calabria Foti  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • NOBODY HOME  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Almost Like A Song”
  • THE RULES OF THE ROAD  /  Nicolas Bearde  /  “I Remember You”
  • THE RULES DON’T APPLY  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Math Camp”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “I GOT TWO WORDS FOR YOU” (9.7.19)

9 Sep

You know what drives me crazy? People who over-use already tired rhetorical cliches, such as “With all due respect” – which is always a lie. My least favorite: “I got two words for you…” I thought (hoped) if I used that phrase over and over and over for two hours and if every song I played had a two-word title, maybe – just maybe – people would think twice (or maybe even once) and not use that annoying expression. Did it work? I got three words for myself: “In your dreams.”

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • ALONE TOGETHER  /  Alyssa Allgood  /  “Exactly Like You”
  • IT’S MAGIC  /  James Brown  /  “Soul On Top”
  • BY MYSELF  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Lazy Afternoon”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • FASCINATING RHYTHM  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • MONA LISA  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat ‘King’ Cole & Me”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  Betty Carter & Carmen McRae  /  “Duets”
  • THAT FACE  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • WONDERFUL GUY  /  Wesla Whitfield  /  “Beautiful Love”
  • EMBRACEABLE YOU  /  (Mystery Verse)  /  Molly Lyons  /  “Verses Only”
  • EMBRACEABLE YOU  /  Laura Nyro  /  “Angel In The Dark”
  • WHO CARES  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • THOU SWELL  /  Lucy Yeghiazaryan  /  “Blue Heaven”
  • SWEET LORRAINE  /  Nicolas Beard  /  “I Remember You: The Music Of Nat King Cole”
  • GOING UPTOWN  /  Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Swing Out”
  • DON’T EXPLAIN  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Renderings”
  • I’M HIP  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Confessions”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Jesse Belvin  /  “Mr. Easy”
  • YOU’LL SEE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • MOOD INDIGO  /  Wynton Marsalis & JALCO  /  “Live In Swing City”
  • SIGNING OFF  /  Lauren White  /  “Life In The Modern World”
  • GEORGIA ROSE  /  Gavin Hope  /  “For All We Know”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Betty Carter & Carmen McRae  /  “Duets”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • SWEET SLUMBER  /  Jimmy Witherspoon & Jack McDuff  /  “The Blues Is Now”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “UNCLE BILL’S STORYTIME” (4.13.19)

14 Apr

Two hours of arguably the best of the best singers; I’d also argue that they are among the best of the best storytellers, too. This week was all about finding singers and songs that tell a story. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life: Collected”
  • ITSY BITSY BLUES  /  Cynthia Bane  /  “Clearly”
  • THE THREE BEARS  /  Bobby Troup  /  “Tell Me You’re Home”
  • WHAT’S YOUR STORY, MORNING GLORY?  /  Kristin Korb  /  “What’s Your Story?”
  • IN THE EXTRAOUTOSPHERE  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • SURREY WITH THE FRINGE ON TOP  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “You’ll Never Know”
  • THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Paul Jost  /  “Simple Life”
  • ONCE UPON A TIME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Charles Boyer  /  “Gigi And Other Romantic Songs”
  • THE TROLLEY SONG  /  Betty Carter  /  “The Audience With Betty Carter”
  • DINNER FOR ONE, PLEASE, JAMES  /  Joe Williams  /  Ballad & Blues Master”
  • LITTLE BLUE MAN  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “DotDotDot”
  • THAT AFTERNOON IN HARLEM  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Company I Keep”
  • AT THE RENDEZVOUS  /  Clint Holmes & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “Rendezvous”
  • STEPSISTERS’ LAMENT  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant  /  “For One To Love”
  • LEOPARD-SKIN PILL-BOX HAT  /  Janet Planet  /  “Sings The Bob Dylan Songbook”
  • MISS OTIS REGRETS  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Ethel Ennis  /  “Ethel Ennis”
  • OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond  /  “Live At Storyville”
  • WALTZ FOR DEBBY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • ALBATROSS  /  Judy Collins & Lara Downes  /  Holes In The Sky”
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  Nina Simone & Piano”
  • THE RULES DON’T APPLY  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Math Camp”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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