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PLAYLIST FOR “HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOB!” (10.7.17)

9 Oct

My brother (you know him as “R.L.” and I know him as “Bob! Take the pillow off my face. I can’t breathe!”) celebrated his birthday on Oct. 8 and I celebrated it on my show the night before, featuring his favorite song – Skylark – and some of his favorite singers. I also featured a few favorite musical brothers.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. SWING  /  Andrej Hermlin & His Swing Dance Orchestra  /  “Happy Birthday Mr. Swing”
  • SKYLARK  /  Kevin Mahogany & Ray Brown Trio /  “Some Of My Best Friends Are…Singers”
  • SLUMMING ON PARK AVENUE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • WALKING MY BABY BACK HOME  /  Livingston Taylor  /  “Snapshot – Live At The Iron Horse”
  • WALKING MY BABY BACK HOME  /  James Taylor  /  “Hourglass”
  • MULBERRIES  /  Bob & Ray  /  “The Wally Ballou Story”
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy  /  “The Dream”
  • LOVE WALKED IN  /  Sue Raney  /  “In Good Company”
  • THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jennie Smith  /  “Nightly On The Steve Allen Show”
  • LOOK OUT FOR LOVE  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • I’M NOT MY BROTHER I’M ME  /  Freddy Cole  /  (A Live Performance)
  • WHERE THE ACTION IS  /  Ike Cole  /  “Tribute To His Brother Nat”
  • GROOVE YARD  /  The Montgomery Brothers  /  “Groove Yard”
  • BILL  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine Live At Carnegie Hall”
  • I WANT TO BE HAPPY  /  The Mills Brothers & Count Basie  /  “The Board Of Directors”
  • BIRTHDAY SONG, GENERIC  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “Moonshadow Dance”
  • SKYLARK  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Fallen Angels”
  • FOUR BROTHERS  /  King Sisters  /  “Imagination”
  • IT ISN’T SO GOOD IT COULDN’T GET BETTER  /  Irene Kral  /  “Second Chance”
  • LOVE IS IN THE AIR  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “A Stephen Sondheim Collection”
  • I LOVE YOU PORGY  /  Nina Simone  /  “Mood Indigo”
  • SKYLARK  /  Roberta Gambarini & Hank Jones  /  “You Are There”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL  /  John Coltrane Quartet  /  “Ballads”
  • SAVE YOUR LOVE FOR ME  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley”
  • BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Mr. Oscar Brown Jr. Goes To Washington”
  • FAR AWAY PLACES  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • SKYLARK  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone And Piano!”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “NEVER SAY NEVER” (9.16.17)

16 Sep

If there’s a rule about an exception to every rule, doesn’t that mean there must be a rule with no exception? Think about that as you look down the list of singers and songs helping me to break one of the tiresome rules I’ve heard my whole life – Never Say Never! Really? You try singing these songs without singing that word.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I NEVER LOVED ANYONE  /  Carol Sloane  /  “We’ll Meet Again”
  • I’LL NEVER BE THE SAME  /  Anna Sise  /  “But Beautiful”
  • NEVERTHELESS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice ‘N’ Easy”
  • NOW OR NEVER  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “The Best Of Love Songs”
  • IF WE NEVER MEET AGAIN  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. Lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • THE MIDNIGHT SUN WILL NEVER SET  /  Quincy Jones  /  “I Dig Dancers”
  • NEVER LET ME GO  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Never Let Me Go”
  • I’VE NEVER BEEN I LOVE BEFORE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ethan Hawke  /  “Born To Be Blue Soundtrack”
  • I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN  /  Rigmor Gustafsson & Jacky Terrasson Trio  /  “Close To You”
  • IF I NEVER GET TO PARIS  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Gin Fizz Fandango”
  • NEVER MAKE YOU MOVE TOO SOON  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Bill Henderson Live At The Vic”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Helen Merrill  /  “Live At Nalen”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Accentuate The Positive”
  • ONE NEVER KNOWS, DOES ONE?  /  Lily Frost  /  “Too Hot For Words”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant  /  “Dreams & Daggers”
  • I’LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN  /  Laila Biali  /  “Live In Concert”
  • YOU’LL NEVER KNOW  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Nat King Cole: The Ultimate Edition”
  • THE TWELFTH OF NEVER  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At Carnegie Hall”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Art Blakey  /  “Kyoto”
  • I NEVER MEANT TO HURT YOU  /  Audrey Martin  /  “Living Room”
  • THE PEOPLE THAT 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 “FUN AND GAMES WEEK” (9.2.17)

2 Sep

I’m back! And to squeeze a last little bit of fun out of a summer that, frankly, wasn’t all that much fun, I declared this “Fun & Games Week” with lots of suggestions for each.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ARE YOU HAVING ANY FUN?  /  Cali Rose  /  “Are You Having Any Fun?”
  • AIN’T WE GOT FUN?  /  Julian Yeo  /  “1923”
  • GETTING SOME) FUN OUT OF LIFE  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “Dreamland”
  • LUCK BE A LADY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Vegas: Live At The Sands”
  • FUN TO BE FOOLED  /  Marlene Ver Planck  /  “My Impetuous Heart”
  • READY MIX  /  Buddy Rich  /  “Swingin’ New Big Band”
  • THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORTS  /  The Real Group  /  “One For All”
  • TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “I Think It’s Going to Rain Today”
  • A BIG BEAUTIFUL BALL  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Martha Raye & Carol Burnett  /  “Together Again For The First Time”
  • DAT DERE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Double Rainbow”
  • CLOSE YOUR EYES  /  Doris Day & Andre Previn  /  “Duets”
  • PLAYIN’ WITH MY FRIENDS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Playin’ With My Friends”
  • ITSY BITSY BLUES  /  Cynthia Bane  /  “Clearly”
  • CHARADE  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Ultra Lounge”
  • SCRABBLE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Ages”
  • HOPSCOTCH  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Gin Fizz Fandango”
  • THIS MASQUERADE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Cybill Shepherd  /  “Cybill Getz Better”
  • LADIES GRAB YOUR SEATS  /  Bob & Ray  /  “Bob & Ray On A Platter”
  • RHODE ISLAND IS FAMOUS FOR YOU  /  Janet Planet  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • SHAPE OF MY HEART  /  Sting  /  “Ten Summoner’s Tales”
  • PEEK-A-BOO  /  Hetty Kate  /  “Gordon Webster Meets Hetty Kate”
  • KISS AND RUN  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
  • GUESS WHO I SAW TODAY  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Song Time”
  • IT’S ALL IN THE GAME  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “The Out-Of-Towners”
  • WHERE ARE YOU?  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Shadows In The Night”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  •  PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SEASON FINALE 2017 – SUMMER LISTENING ASSIGNMENTS” (7.1.17)

3 Jul

I’ll be gone for the next 8 weeks while WMNR broadcasts live concerts from Tanglewood by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. So on the season finale, I assigned music and singers who should be on everyone’s summer listening list. I also threw in a few requests and some music I’ve been wanting to play this season but couldn’t find the right theme.

Although I won’t be doing live shows for a while, I’ll be uploading new podcasts on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange, all summer, here: 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Company I Keep”
  • HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON  /  Kellye Gray  /  Rendering”
  • LIVING IN A GREAT BIG WAY  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back in Town”
  • LET’S GET LOADED  /  Carey West  /  “Made Of Clay”
  • LOVEWISE  /  Bobby Scott  /  “For Sentimental Reasons”
  • WHEN I LOOK IN YOUR EYES  /  Irene Kral  /  “Where Is Love?”
  • COCKTAILS FOR TWO  /  Spike Jones  /  “Spike Jones Goes Crazy”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Begin to Dance”
  • I WON’T SCAT  /  Ron Boustead  /  “Unlikely Valentine”
  • TROUBLED WATERS  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • LITTLE GIRL BLUE  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Tribute”
  • I’VE GOT A RIGHT TO CRY  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • I WANNA TURN OUT MY LIGHT  /  April Barrows  /  “My Dream Is You”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • AIN’T NO REST FOR THE WICKED  /  Postmodern Jukebox w/ Joey Cook  /  “33 Resolutions Per Minutes”
  • I WANNA GO PLACES AND DO THINGS  /  Wendy Moten  /  “Wendy Moten Sings Richard Whiting”
  • TIME TO GO  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Don’t Be So Blue”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • WAITER, THE CHECK  /  Cousin Alice  /  “Pour Me”
  • GOODBYE FOR NOW  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “Rigmor Gustafsson With Radio String Quartet Vienna”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Monica Zetterlund & Bill Evans  /  “The Complete Bill Evans On Verve”
  • SIGNING OFF  /  Helen Merrill  /  “You’ve Got A Date With The Blues
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

PLAYLIST FOR “SALUTE TO MOTHER’S DAY” (5.13.17)

15 May

Most of the singers are mothers, 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 “CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY” (4.29.17)

30 Apr

A day early (and always a dollar short), I celebrated International Jazz Day featuring some favorite and new-found international jazz singers; but I also found time to celebrate the centenary of the first lady of song, Ella Fitzgerald.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LET’S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Face The Music”
  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Roger Cicero  /  “Cicero Sings Sinatra”
  • BLUE SKIES  /  Johanna Sillanpaa  /  “This Side”
  • GEORGIA ROSE  /  Gavin Hope  /  “For All We Know”
  • EVERY TIME I’M WITH YOU  /  Nancy Lane  /  “Let Me Love You”
  • HELLO MY BABY  /  Julian Yeo  /  “1923”
  • I’M THROUGH WITH LOVE  /  Nicole Herzog  /  “Intimacy”
  • BING, BANG, BONG  /   (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Sophia Loren  /  “Houseboat Soundtrack”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • EVERYTHING  /  Ian Shaw  /  “The Theory Of Joy”
  • NO STRINGS  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • OH LOOK AT ME NOW  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • O BORQUINHO  /  Cristina Braga  /  Samba, Jazz, and Love”
  • I LOVE THE WAY YOU’RE BREAKING MY HEART  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • WATCH WHAT HAPPENS  /  Thomas Quastoff  /  “The Jazz Album”
  • TALK TO ME  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Inspiring Love”
  • CLAP ON THE 2 AND 4  /  Ori Dagan  /  “Clap On The 2 & 4”
  • CHEEK TO CHEEK  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella In Japan”
  • THE MAN I LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Live In Berlin”
  • COMME CI, COMME CA  /  Zaz  /  “Recto Verso”
  • A KISS TO BUILD A DREAM ON  /  Jill Barber  /  “Jill Barber Sings The Standards”
  • I WONDER WHAT BECAME OF ME  /  Toots Thielemans & Trijnte Oosterhuis  /  “One More For The Road”
  • DON’T CARE MUCH  /  Clara Vuust  /  “Here’s To Love”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Interlude”
  • TIME AFTER TIME  /  Johanna Sillanpaa  /  “From This Side”
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  Laila Biali & Al Muirhead  /  “Northern Adventures”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MUSIC OF THE WORLD” (4.22.17)

23 Apr

Saturday was Earth Day. I forgot to send the earth a card, but I did do a very responsible thing. I recycled a musical theme I’ve used before “Songs with the same word in the title.” Last night the word was World and sometimes Earth. All in all, I spent a couple of productive hours trying to save the planet from boring music.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH  /  Freddie Cole  /  “To The Ends Of The Earth”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Classic Sinatra”
  • TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS  /  Dena DeRose  /  “Travelin’ Light”
  • YOU’RE CLEAR OUT OF THIS WORLD  /  Tony Bennett & Stan Getz  /  “Jazz”
  • IT’S A WONDERFUL WORLD  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Things Are Swingin’
  • WONDERFUL WORLD  /  Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon, James Taylor  /  “Watermark”
  • WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Dwayne Johnson  /  “Journey 2 Sountrack”
  • BIG BAD WORLD  /  The Real Group  /  “Commonly Unique”
  • HE’S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Her Friends”
  • IT’S A SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL  /  Nikki Yanofsky  /  “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  • SMALL WORLD  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Live In Las Vegas”
  • EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles”
  • I DON’T WANT TO SET THE WORLD ON FIRE  /  Jill Seifers  /  “New York Jazz Vocals”
  • IF I RULED THE WORLD  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Rare Capitol Masters”
  • EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD  /  Sue Ellen  /  “Sunday Hangover”
  • THIS FUNNY WORLD  /  Ian Shaw  /  “Taking It To Hart”
  • ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Inspiring Love”
  • I SHALL BE RELEASED  /  Janet Planet  /  “Sings The Bob Dylan Songbook”
  • WHEN THE WORLD WAS YOUNG  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Triplicate”
  • WHOLLY EARTH  /  Virginia Schenck  /  “Aminata Moseka”
  • AS TIME GOES BY  /  Dexter Gordon  /  “Jazz Standards 101”
  • SACK FULL OF DREAMS  /  Mark Murphy  /  “September Ballads”
  • WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS LOVE  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Candid Moments”        
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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