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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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PLAYLIST FOR: “OPEN BORDERS” (4.6.19)

7 Apr

I opened the southern border wide to celebrate just a small fraction of the songs, musicians, singers from the other side of the border who have given us so much great music. Plus I played the only Frank Sinatra song I can think of where he deliberately sings off key. And to help drive home the point of this week’s show, I also played a song from the new Broadway musical Hadestown, in which Hades, more of a demagogue than demigod, sings about building his wall around Hadestown. Sound chillingly familiar?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I DON’T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT YOU  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • I’M OLD FASHIONED  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT  /  Ruben Blades & Jazz At Lincoln Center Jazz Orch.  /  “Una Noche Con Ruben Blades”
  • JANGADA  /  Claudia Villela  /  “JazzaNova”
  • AGUAS DE MARCO  /  Tom Jobim & Elis Regina  /  “Elis & Tom”
  • WILLOW WEEP FOR ME  /  Arturo O’Farrill & Claudia Acuna  /  “In These Shoes”
  • DORALICE  /  Joao Gilberto & Stan Getz  /  “Getz/Gilberto”
  • ONE NOTE SAMBA  /  Astrud Gilberto  /  “Stan Getz: The Bossa Nova Years”
  • TIJUANA GIFT SHOP  /  Charles Mingus  /  “Tijuana Moods”
  • END OF THE WORLD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Vikki Carr  /  “From The Columbia Records Vaults”
  • O PATO  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “The Very Thought of You
  • AGUA DE BEBER  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Glow”
  • WHY WE BUILD THE WALL  /  Patrick Page  /  “Hadestown: The Myth, The Musical”
  • BESAME MUCHO  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “The Best of Love Songs”
  • DESAFINADO  /  Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim  /  “Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings”
  • SWING MENOR  /  Angel Parra Trio  /  “Uno Ano Mas”
  • AQUI SE HABLA EN AMOR  /  Nat Cole  /  “More Cole Espanol”
  • LA PUERTA  /  Iraida Noriega & Zinco Big Band  /  “Asi Era Entonces, Ahora…”
  • A CAPPELLA IN ACAPULCO  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal!”
  • THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT  /  Tony Bennett & Thalia  /  “Viva Duets”
  • QUIZAS, QUIZAS, QUIZAS  /  Magos Herrera & Sanchal Vasandani  /  “Quizas, Quizas, Quizas”
  • LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE  /  Paulinho Garcia  /  “Beautiful Love”
  • YOU’RE MY THRILL  /  Camila Meza  /  “Prism”
  • ONLY TRUST YOUR HEART  /  Atrud Gilberto & Stan Getz  /  “Stan Getz: The Bossa Nova Years”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “EARLY BIRDS VS NIGHT OWLS” (1.26.19)

27 Jan

I believe there are two kinds of people in the world – morning people and night people. I vote for the latter because they have the good sense and good taste to stay up and listen to my show.  But I played songs for both just in case…

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING  /  Ray Charles & Count Basie  /  “Ray Sings, Count Basie Swings”
  • MOONDANCE  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Here, There, & Everywhere”
  • MORNIN’  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life, Collected”
  • OUR DELIGHT  /  3rd Coast Vocals  /  “3VC”
  • DRINKING AGAIN  /  Dinah Washington  /  Dinah ‘62”
  • NIGHT LIFE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “September Ballads”
  • I GOT THE SUN IN THE MORNING  /  Allegra Levy  /  “Looking At The Moon”
  • NIGHT LIGHTS  /  Gerry Mulligan  /  Night Lights”
  • NIGHT LIGHTS  /  Bobby Scott  /  “For Sentimental Reasons”
  • WHEN THE RED RED ROBIN  /  (Mystery Melody)  /  Molly Lyons  /  “Verses Only!”
  • THE LAMP IS LOW  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • NIGHT AND DAY  /  Willie Nelson  /  “My Way”
  • IT’S ALWAYS 4 AM  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Blue & Pink: The Blue Songs”
  • DAYBREAK  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To The Ladies”
  • GOOD MORNING COWBOY  /  Cyrille Aimee & Diego Figueiredo  /  “Smile”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Jamie Cullum & Laura Mvula  /  “Interlude”
  • NIGHT SONG  /  Nina Simone  /  “Broadway – Blues – Ballads”
  • IN THE EVENIN’  /  Joe Williams  /  “At Newport ‘63”
  • THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES  /  Irene Kral  /  “Second Chance”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Michel Legrand  /  “Legrand Jazz”
  • DAWN  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • THE NIGHT WE CALLED IT A DAY  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS  /  Carin Lundin  /  “Babble”
  • SKYLARK  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington  /  “Francis A. & Edward K.”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR ” A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN” (1.12.19)

13 Jan

Turntable For One is all about problems – certainly not solving them, more like creating them, exacerbating them, and at the very least exploiting them. So this week I tackled the problem of the government shutdown. What did I do? I played music, of course, but I also dedicated the program to the 800,000 federal employees who have gone from figuring out how to live paycheck to paycheck to how to live no paycheck to no paycheck. The President said he didn’t want to call this a shutdown. I agree. How about travesty?

 

(Government Dept.)  /SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME?  /  George Michael  /  “Symphonica”
  • (Interior Dept.)  /  MOUNTAIN GREENERY  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Echoes”
  • (Interior Dept.)  /  TEDDY BEAR’S PICNIC  /  Bing Crosby  /  “Musical Moments To Remember: Bing Crosby”
  • (Interior Dept.)  /  RHODE ISLAND IS FAMOUS FOR YOU  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “My Foolish Heart”
  • STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER  /  John Daversa Big Band  /  “American Dreamers”
  • (TSA, FBI)  /  SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “The Very Best Of Nancy WIlson”
  • (TSA, FBI)  /  I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie”
  • (Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms)  /   SCOTCH AND SODA  /  Amanda Carr  /  “Carr-Toons”
  • (Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms)  /   SMOKING MY SAD CIGARETTE  /  Kate McGarry  /  “Centennial”
  • (Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms)  /   THE CONTINUING STORY OF BUNGALOW BILL  /  The Beatles  /  “The Beatles”
  •  (Treasury Dept.)  /  WHO WILL BUY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Nancy Sinatra  /  “Movin’ With Nancy Sinatra”
  • (Treasury Dept.)  /  BUY AND SELL  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • (Politician to Lobbyist)  /  LOVE FOR SALE  /  Aretha Franklin  /  “Yeah!!” 
  • THE NEUTRON DANCE  /  The Ault Sisters  /  “Sisters In Swing”
  • (HUD)  /  THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Boston Concert 1976”
  • (HUD)  /  HOME ON THE RANGE  /  Janet Planet  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • (FDA)  /  FRIM FRAM SAUCE  /  Vocapella  /  “Black Coffee”
  • (Coast Guard)  /  MY SHIP  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “For Those Who Think Young”
  • (Transportation Dept.)  /  COME FLY WITH ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love”
  • (Transportation Dept.)  /  ROUTE 66  /  Ann Hampton Callaway  /  “Signature”
  • (Transportation Dept.)  /  I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Bye Bye Blackbird”
  • (State Department)  /  CHORO POUR LES AMANTS ETERNELS  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “A Contretemps”
  • (State Department)  /  WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • (State Department)  /  APRIL IN PARIS  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Gypsy In My Soul”
  • AMERICAN TUNE  /  Kurt Elling  /  “1619 Broadway – The Brill Building Project”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

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