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PLAYLIST FOR “DESERT ISLAND GAME” (1.30.21)

1 Feb

It’s Winter. It’s cold. Snow is coming. A lot of it. And all the pandemic doctors and scientists are telling us it’s always dark just before it gets even darker! Who’s ready for a desert island? Put your hands down. I’m talking about me, not you. So I spent the show deciding which music or which versions to take to this desert island. I also spent time asking people to go to wmnr.org to become a member or make a pledge during the station’s Winter Fundraising Drive. I raised a good chunk of money and, I hope I raised hopes that some day soon we will be able to go to desert islands again. We can hope. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • RETURN TO PARADISE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • DREAMER  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • DREAM  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Dream”
  • I WON’T DANCE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”
  • I WON’T DANCE  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • AT YOUR MOTHER’S HOUSE  /  Rachel & Villray  /  “Rachel & Villray ”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE  /  The Swingle Singers  /  “Mood Swings”    
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Loudon Wainwright III & Vince Giordano/ The Night Hawks  /  “I’d Rather Lead A Band”
  • BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Twentysomething”
  • FAR AWAY PLACES  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • SOLITUDE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • SOLITUDE  /  Kandace Springs  /  “The Women Who Raised Me”
  • STRAIGHT AHEAD  /  Jimmy Smith & Teddy Edwards  /  “Bluesmith”
  • MAYBE THIS TIME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “With Love”
  • MAYBE THIS TIME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To The Ladies”
  • BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “Tribute”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MUSICAL COMFORT FOOD” (1.9.21)

10 Jan

Well, that didn’t take very long, 2021. You went from an exhilarating high on Tuesday to an abysmal low on Wednesday. In utter disbelief of  events we all were watching, I looked for a modicum of solace, peace, and even hope from a familiar source: comfort food – ice cream, mashed potatoes, peanut butter on matzoh. And this week on the show, instead of an ironic theme, I decided just to share some of my go-to musical comfort food – songs and musicians I turn to when I need them most. And, boy, I really needed them this week.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • TROUBLE IN MIND  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina At Newport”
  • I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • I LOVE THE WAY YOU’RE BREAKING MY HEART  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • EMILY  /  Stan Getz & Bill Evans  /  “But Beautiful”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Kandace Springs & Norah Jones  /  “The Women Who Raised Me”
  • SOMETIME WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy & The Metropole Orchestra  /  “The Dream”
  • I’LL BE LONG GONE  /  Cold Blood  /  “Thriller”
  • ORDINARY FOOL  /  Ray Brown Jr. & Paul Williams  /  “Friends & Family”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old New Borrowed, And The Blues”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Shawn Colvin  /  “Stormy Weather”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • A LAZY AFTERNOON  /  Shirley Horn  /  “A Lazy Afternoon”
  • BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “Tribute”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • GEORGIA ON MY MIND  /  Dave Brubeck Quartet  /  “Ballads”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC  /  Mel Torme  /  “At Marty’s”
  • TWO FOR THE ROAD  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “I’m With The Band”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “TURNTABLE FOR ONE CHRISTMAS PARTY 2020” (12.19.20)

20 Dec

Some traditional holiday favorites, both from the show and around my house; plus a demo of a new Christmas song with music by my son, Cody, and lyrics by my wife, Megan. And if that weren’t enough to keep you awake, the worst Christmas song ever written, sung by Robert Goulet. and the traditional, heartwarming retelling of the story of how a beloved Christmas song nearly got me expelled from Hebrew school. Merry and Happy and the best and safest holidays possible for all. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  “CD Or Album Title”

  • MY FAVORITE THINGS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Snowfall”
  • LET IT SNOW  /  The New York Voices  /  “Let It Snow”
  • CHRISTMAS BLUES  /  Holly Cole  /  “Jazz To The World”
  • CHRISTMAS NEVER GETS OLD  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “The Pianoman At Christmas”
  • THE SECRET OF CHRISTMAS  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN  / Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “After The Fall”
  • THE CHRISTMAS CARD  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • JINGLE BELLS  /  Kenny Rankin  /  A Christmas Album”
  • CHRISTMAS IS FOR CHILDREN  /  Sarah Charles & Cody Owen Stine  /  (Demo)
  • SING A CHRISTMAS CAROL  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Star of Wonder”
  • A CHILD IS BORN/SOME CHILDREN SEE HIM  /  Maureen McGovern  /  “Christmas With Maureen McGovern”
  • FLORIDA HOLIDAY  /  Adrian Cunningham & La Lucha  /  “New Holiday Classics”
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY  /  Ramsey Lewis Trio  /  “Sound Of Christmas”
  • HE’S GONNA TAKE AWAY OUR CHRISTMAS  /  Robert Goulet  /  “Robert Goulet’s Wonderful World Of Christmas”
  • HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS  /  The Manhattan Transfer  /  “The Christmas Album”
  • THE THEORY SONG  /  David Rakowski
  • THE CHRISTMAS SONG  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  John Legend  /  “A Legendary Christmas”
  • SNOW DAY  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “A Very Chaise Lounge Christmas”
  • SILENT NIGHT/I GUESS THERE AIN’T NO SANTA CLAUS  /  Barry Manilow  /  “Because It’s Christmas”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR’S EVE  /  Amber Weekes  /  “The Gathering”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • THE WORLD FOR CHRISTMAS  /  The Real Group  /  “The World For Christmas”
  • ANGEL’S LULLABY  /   Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Winter Wonderland”
  • SILENT NIGHT  /  Connie Evingson  /  “The Secret Of Christmas”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “NEW SEASON’S GREETINGS” (12.12.20)

13 Dec

I’ve gotten a ton of new Christmas music and since we all can use anything to raise our spirits these days, I decided to focus this week on this new music – plus an extra-early Christmas present, a single from Freda Payne’s upcoming CD. She’s 78, Johnny Mathis is 85 and they’re both still singing like this. I get out breath pouring my bowl of cereal. This coming week will be the Annual Turntable For One Christmas Party. Everyone’s invited.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or album Title

  • CHRISTMAS IS STARTING NOW  /  Laura Dickinson  /  “Auld Lang Syne”
  • IT’S CHRISTMAS  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “The Pianoman At Christmas”
  • IT’S CHRISTMAS  /  Greta Matassa  /  “And to All A Good Night”
  • IT’S SO GOOD TO BE BAD  /  Adrian Cunningham & La Lucha  /  “New Holiday Classics”
  • WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS  /  Sue Raney  /  “Christmas Lady”
  • LITTLE JACK FROST  /  Seth MacFarlance & Norah Jones  /  “Holiday For Swing”
  • OH, CHRISTMAS TREE  /  Warren Wolf  /  “Christmas Vibes”
  • SLEIGH RIDE  /  Jewelle Blackman,Yvette Gonzales-Nacer, Kay Trinidad  /  “If The Fates Allow”
  • SOMEDAY AT CHRISTMAS  /  The Cast Of HADESTOWN  /  “If The Fates Allow”
  • GREENSLEEVES  /  Buddy Rich Big Band  /  “The Best Of Buddy Rich”
  • YOU, ME, AND THE CHRISTMAS TREE  /  Sarah McKenzie  /  “You, Me, & The Christmas Tree”
  • I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Barbra Streisand, Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta  /  “This Christmas”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Freda Payne & Johnny Mathis  /  (Single)
  • SO MANY SANTAS  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “The Pianoman At Christmas”
  • HEY SANTA  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow & Ingrid St. Pierre  /  “Lumieres d’iver”
  • SANTA BABY  /  The Real Group  /  “The World For Christmas”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO (MERRY CHRISTMAS MY DEAR)  /  Noel & Maria  /  “Merry Christmas My Dear”
  • A CHRISTMAS COMPROMISE  /  Duchess  /  “Harmony For the Holdays”
  • WHITE CHRISTMAS  /  Champian Fulton  /  “Christmas With Champian”
  • SEND ME YOUR LOVE FOR CHRISTMAS  /  Avalon Jazz Band  /  Winter Dreams”
  • A NOT SO SILENT NIGHT  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Out Under The Sky”
  • CHRISTMAS AT 3 A.M.  /  Joey DeFrancesco  /  “Home for The Holidays”
  • COME SPEND CHRISTMAS WITH ME  /  Sara Gazarek & Jane Monheit  /  (SIngle)
  • THE CHRISTMAS SONG  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS  /  Simone Kopmajer  /  “Christmas”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “I’M IN A DANCING MOOD” (12.5.20)

6 Dec

Though there aren’t that many reasons to sing or dance these days, just to make certain we still remember what they look and sound like, I played a couple of hours of “dance” song and great singers. Now that’s my idea of dancing with the stars!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • DO YOU WANT TO DANCE?  /  Bette Midler  /  “The Divine Miss M”
  • COME DANCE WITH ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Dance With Me”
  • LET’S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE  /  Donna Byrne  /  “Let’s Face The Music & Dance”
  • FAST DANCE  /  Fred Astaire & Oscar Peterson  /  “Mr. Top Hat”
  • WALTZ FOR DEBBY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • USELESS WALTZ  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Classics”
  • DANCING TAMBOURINE  /  Erroll Garner  /  “One World Concert”
  • MIDNIGHT AT THE STARLIGHT HAUNTED BALLROOM  /  Josie Falbo  /  “You Must Believe In Spring”
  • CHANGE PARTNERS  /  Ian Shaw  “Echoes of a Song”
  • SHALL WE DANCE  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • SHALL WE DANCE  /  Loston Harris  /  “Comes Love”
  • I’M IN A DANCING MOOD  /  The Dave Brubeck Quartet  /  “Time Outtakes”
  • I LOVE THE WAY YOU DANCE  /  Ronnie Whyte  /  “Shades of Whyte”
  • CHEEK TO CHEEK  /  Annie Sellick& Joey DeFrancesco  /  “No Greater Thrill”
  • THE BEST THINGS HAPPEN WHEN YOU’RE DANCING  /  Kurt Elling  “This Time It’s Love”
  • DREAM DANCING  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Dream”
  • SIMON SMITH AND HIS DANCING BEAR  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • DIG IT  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Normal As Blueberry Pie”
  • SOMETHING MAKES ME WANT TO DANCE WITH YOU  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Let’s Face the Music”
  • SO DANCO SAMBA  /  Simone Kopmajer  /  “My Wonderland”
  • THE NIGHT THE PUGILIST LEARNED HOW TO DANCE  /  Sting  /  “The Last Ship”
  • JITTERBUG WALTZ  /  Michel Legrand  /  “Legrand Jazz”
  • I WAS TELLING HER ABOUT YOU  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Talk To Me”
  • WE MIGHT AS WELL DANCE  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “Anthem”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • THE LAST DANCE/DANCING IN THE DARK  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Dancing In The Dark”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “COUPLES THERAPY” – AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST (11.7.20)

8 Nov

Knowing that a lot of people need therapy these days, and especially after Saturday, I played a show from last July. I thought I could help. Okay, really, I thought I could take the night off. This was my intro back then…

So I indulged in a bit of Couples Therapy this week – and before you start sending me your questions and telling me your troubles, let me explain what I meant. I played couples – married or not – who make or have made beautiful music together – literally. Where did the therapy come in? Wouldn’t you find it therapeutic to hear wonderful music like this? 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • GET OUT OF TOWN  /  Diane Marino & Frank Marino  /  “Loads Of Love”
  • MUSIC  /  Cleo Laine & John Dankworth /  “Cleo Laine Live At Carnegie Hall”
  • MIMOSA & ME  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Lovesick”
  • ME, MYSELF, AND I  /  Randy Crawford & Joe Sample  /  “Live”
  • LES AMOURS PERDUES  /  Stacey Kent & Jim Tomlinson  /  “I Know I Dream”
  • IF I HAD YOU  /  Veronica Nunn & Travis Shook  /  “Standard Delivery”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Bill Charlap & Renee Rosnes  /  “Double Portrait”
  • THE WICHITA LINEMAN  /  Tania Grubbs & Jeff Grubbs  /  “Live At Maureen’s Jazz Cellar”
  • CLOUDBURST/NOT GETTING MARRIED  /  Jessica Molaskey & John Pizzarelli  /  “Make Believe”
  • MOOD INDIGO  /  (Mystery Couple)  /  Jo Stafford & Paul Weston (Darlene & Jonathan Edwards)  /  “Jonathan Plays Fats (Almost)/Darlene Remembers Duke (Sometimes) ”
  • IT’S A WONDERFUL WORLD  /  Ann Richards & Stan Kenton  /  “Two Much”
  • THE MAN WITH THE HORN  /  Calabria Foti & Bob McChesney  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • RHYTHM OF LIFE  /  Trudy Kerr & Geoff Gascoyne  /  “Ted & Gladys: The Rhythm Of Life”
  • A FLOWER IS A LOVESOME THING  /  Lena Horne (arrangement by Lennie Hayton)  /  “Lena, A New Album”
  • HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT I LOVE YOU  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco & Shanna Morrison  /  “You’re Driving Me Crazy”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • I GOTTA RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES  /  (Mystery Couple)  /  Judy Holiday & Gerry Mulligan  /  “Holiday With Mulligan”
  • THE FEELING OF JAZZ  /  Shirley Scott & Stanley Turrentine  /  “Let It Go”
  • GRACIE’S RELATIVES  /  George Burns & Gracie Allen  /  “A Golden Hour of Comedy”
  • SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE  /  Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme  /  “At The Movies”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Tuck & Patti  /  “Love Warriors”
  • HOME ON THE RANGE  /  Janet Planet & Tom Washatka  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • LIKE A LOVER  /  Helen Merrill & Torrie Zito  /  “Casa Forte”
  • WHERE DO YOU START?  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley  /  “Broadway & Beyond”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LET’S GO CLUBBING” (AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST) (10.17.20)

18 Oct

This is a re-broadcast of a show from last April, a simpler time when I couldn’t imagine that 8 months later things could be so much worse and heartache and loss could be so preponderant. This is how I introduced the playlist back then:

While everyone’s sheltering in place or self-quarantining, there are two ways to look at this week’s show featuring all live performances from jazz clubs and venues around the world: either I’m trying to make people feel bad because of all the night life we’re missing OR I’m trying to give people hope for what’s to come after this damned pandemic has run at least its first course. Which is it? You be the judge. I just had fun playing some of my favorite singers in front of a band, behind a microphone, in front of an audience. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN  /  Kurt Elling & James Morrison  /  “Live In New York”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Mimi Fox & Greta Matassa  /  “Two For The road”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old, New, Borrowed, and The Blues”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Kellye Gray  /  “KG3-Live”
  • GET ME TO THE CHURCH  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Vegas”
  • STREET OF DREAMS  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Vegas”
  • HEEBIE JEEBIES  /  Duchess  /  “Live At The Jazz Standard”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jackie Wilson  /  “At The Copa”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC  /  Carmen McRae & Betty Carter  /  “The Carmen McRae-Betty Carter Duets”
  • CRAZY RHYTHM  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “Welcome Home Bon Voyage”
  • PRELUDE TO A KISS  /  Rahsaan Roland Kirk  /  “Bright Moments”
  • YOU FASCINATE ME SO  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Wild & Free”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Jon Batiste & Rachael Price  /  “Anatomy Of Angels”
  • MEAN OLD MAN  /  James Taylor & Wynton Marsalis  /  “United We Swing”
  • MAYBE  /  Lena Horne  /  “An Evening With Lena Horne”
  • WAYFARING STRANGER  /  Joe Williams  /  “At Newport ‘63”
  • NEW AGE/OLD AGE BLUES  /  Faith Winthrop  /  “Havin’ Myself A Time”
  • THE MORE I SEE YOU  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Falling In Love With Love”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Bill Evans  /  “On A Monday Evening”
  • I’VE GOT IT BAD  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live At Rosy’s”
  • BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Mr. Brown Goes To Washington”
  • POLKA DOTS AND MOONBEAMS  /  Greetje Kauffeld  /  “Heaven’s Open”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Gregory Porter  /  “One Night Only (Live At The Royal Albert Hall)”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “IN THE PRESENT PERFECT – A MUSICAL TRIBUTE” (9.19.20)

20 Sep

Who wants to take a quiz? Of course you do! It’s a grammar quiz – and of course you don’t. Too bad; here it is: Present Perfect. I know – there’s nothing perfect about the present. I meant Present Perfect Tense. I know – could things get any more tense? You’re still not with me. The Present Perfect Tense describes something that began in the past and is still happening – like this interminable introduction. Present Perfect tense is formed by the word have or has followed by the past participle of a verb. For instance this introduction has shaken my trust in humanity. Which is a bit extreme, don’t you think? A better example would be all of the song titles in my playlist. Yes, it was another one of my self-indulgent and utterly futile attempts to Make Grammar Great Again (MGGA!) with a Musical Tribute to the Present Perfect Tense.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WE’VE JUST BEGUN  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “We’ve Just Begun”
  • HAVE YOU MET MISS JONES?  /  Tony Bennett & Stan Getz  /  “Jazz”
  • I’VE GOT A LOT OF LIVING TO DO  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live At Rosy’s”
  • I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Standing Room Only”
  • I HAVE THE FEELING I’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Two For The Road”
  • I HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE  /  Lorraine Craig & National Youth Jazz Orch.  /  “Shades of Blue & Green”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Erroll Garner  /  “Night Concert”
  • I AIN’T GOT NOTHIN’ BUT THE BLUES  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • I’VE GOT A CRUSH ON YOU  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At Zardi’s”
  • AFTER YOU’VE GONE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Phil Collins  /  “50 Years In Music”
  • I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER  /  Lea DeLaria  /  “Play It Cool”
  • HAVEN’T WE MET?  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Because Of You”
  • I NEVER HAS SEEN SNOW  /  Hilary Gardner & Ehud Asherie  /  “The Late Set”
  • I’VE BEEN AROUND  /  Frank Sinatra Jr. & Tierney Sutton & Pat Williams  /  “Home Suite Home”
  • I’VE FOUND A NEW BABY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockhlm”
  • I’VE NEVER BEEN IN LOVE BEFORE  /  Lorez Alexandria  /  “Alexandria The Great”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Kenny Washington  /  “What’s The Hurry”
  • I’VE GOT NO STRINGS  /  Gina Saputo  /  “Swingin’ On A Star”
  • I MUST HAVE BEEN BLIND  /  Tim Buckley  /  “Blue Afternoon”
  • I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE  /  Brad Meldau Trio  /  “Anything Goes”
  • I HAVEN’T GOT ANYTHING BETTER TO DO  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  George Michael  /  “Symphonica”
  • I GOT IT BAD AND THAT AIN’T GOOD  /  Heather Masse & Dick Hyman  /  “Lock My Heart”
  • I HAVE DREAMED  /  Kurt Elling & Branford Marsalis  /   “The Questions”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SUCKERS AND LOSERS” (9.12.20)

13 Sep

I don’t know why I thought of this theme. Must be something in the air. So I played some of my favorite sucker/loser songs; and after half an hour, I told the audience that I’d been suckering them into thinking I was just doing another one of those ironic themes. I dedicated the rest of the show to musicians, singers, composers, and lyricist  who are/were definitely non-suckers and non-losers. Not only have they served to create, expand, and embolden the world of jazz, but also they served this country in its military forces. (I also took a moment or two to grieve the passing of Gary Peacock.)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HERE’S TO THE LOSERS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  Softly As I Leave You”
  • BOOZERS AND LOSERS  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers & Losers”
  • BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME?  /  George Michael  /  “Symphonica”
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Alejandra Martin  /  “Lush Life”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Al Hibbler & Rahsaan Roland Kirk  /  “A Meeting Of The Times”
  • I FELL FOR THAT  /  Cousin Alice  / “All In A Day”
  • BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Ian Shaw & Sue Richardson  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • I LOVE BEING HERE WITH YOU  /  TSgt Paige Martin & US Air Force Airmen Of Note  /  “Airmen Of Note Live”
  • LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL  /  Tony Bennett & B. B. King  /  “Playin’ With My Friends”
  • LET’S GET AWAY FROM IT ALL  /  The Dave Brubeck Quartet  /  “Angel Eyes”
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND  /  Dave Brubeck & Roberta Gambarini  /  “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  • NIGHT AND DAY  /  Willie Nelson  /  “My Way”
  • SHINY STOCKINGS  /  Lambert, Hendricks, & Bavan  /  “At Basin Street East”
  • LI’L DARLIN’  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • LET’S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE  /  (Mystery Military Veteran)  /  Bea Arthur  /  “Bea Arthur On Broadway”
  • TAKE THE “A” TRAIN  /  Clark Terry  /  “Clark Terry’s Big B-A-D Band”
  • MUMBLES  /  Clark Terry & Oscar Peterson  /  “Oscar Peterson Trio Plus 1”
  • VILIA  /  John Coltrane Quartet  /  “Both Directions At Once: Te Lost Album”
  • MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE  /  Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane Quartet  /  “Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane”
  • ALL MY TOMORROWS  /  Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “Whisper Not”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Daniela Schachter  /  “Vanheusenism”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MUSIC FROM COUNTRIES THAT DON’T WANT AMERICANS TO VISIT” (8.1.20)

2 Aug

Thinking about traveling this summer? Forget it!  Nobody wants us. So just to rub it in, I tortured the audience with two hours of wonderful music from some of the many many countries in the world that have closed their borders to Americans. How about that? A travel ban that we didn’t initiate! 

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

  • (Canada)  /  TIME AFTER TIME  /  Johanna Sillanpaa  /  “From This Side”
  • (Australia)  /  POLKA DOTS AND MOONBEAMS  /  Julian Yeo  /  “Another Season”
  • (Germany)  /  YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Lyambiko  /  “Out of This Mood”
  • (Germany)  /  I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE  /  Thomas Quasthoff  /  “The Jazz Album”
  • (France)  /  PARIS BLUES  /  Hetty Kate  /  “Under Paris Skies”
  • (Belgium)  /  RULES OF THE ROAD  /  Yannick Bovy  /  “Celebrates Nat King Cole”
  • (Canada)  /  SO MANY BEAUTIFUL MEN SO LITTLE TIME  /  Linda Carone  /  “So Many Beautiful Men So Little Time”
  • (Azerbaijan)  /  EMANATION  /  Shahin Novrasli  /  “Emanation”
  • (Denmark)  /  TALKING TO MYSELF  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “We’ve Just Begun”
  • (Armenia)  /  THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT  /  Arpi Petrosyan  /  (Single)
  • (U.K.)  /  I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Tom Rust & John Horler  /  “Lucky To Be Me”
  • (France)  /  ET AINSI VA LA VIE  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Parisienne”
  • (Canada)  /  FIRE  /  The Ault Sisters  /  “Sisters In Song”
  • (Canada)  /  LET’S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE  /  John Alcorn  /  “Flying Without Wings”
  • (France)  /  THERE’S A LULL IN MY LIFE  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Let’s Get Lost”
  • (Portugal)  /  WHY SHOULD I  /  Luisa Sobral  /  “Cherry On The Top”
  • (Belgium & Sweden)  /  FOR MY LADY  /  Toots Thielemans & The Real Group  /  “One For All”
  • (Romania)  /  MISTY  /  Teodora Enace  /  “A Child Is Born”
  • (U.K.)  /  JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • (Switzerland)  /  I’LL BE AROUND  /  Nicole Herzog   /  “That’s Life”
  • (Canada)  /  MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Gavin Hope & Bill King  /  “For All We Know”
  • (Netherlands)  /  BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Greetje Kaulfeld  /  “Meets Jerry Van Rooijen & Jiggs Whigham”
  • DO YOU MISS NEW YORK  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Classics”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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