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PLAYLIST FOR “POSITIVELY POSITIVE” (1.6.18)

8 Jan

It’s the beginning of a brand new year, a time to be hopeful, optimistic, and positive. Sure, I can do that even to the point of playing a couple songs I’d never play in a million years (*). How’s that for positive? But only for one week! Next week it’s back to business as usual for me. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album title

  • ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE  /Al Jarreau  /  “Accentuate The Positive”
  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Sara Gazarek  /  “Yours”
  • THIS IS THE LIFE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “This Is The Life”
  • IT’S A GOOD DAY  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “It’s A Good Day”
  • I’VE GOT RHYTHM  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To The Ladies”
  • YOUNG AND FOOLISH  /  Sophie Berkal-Sarbit  /  “Young & Foolish”
  • ALL THE WAY  /  Katherine McPhee  /  “I Fall In Love Too Easily”
  • OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met”
  • WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR  /  Holly Yarbrough  /  “Mister Rogers Swings”
  • HALLELUJAH I LOVE HER SO  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Alan Arkin & Ann-Margaret  /  “Going In Style”
  • * L.O.V.E.  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • * STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Strangers In The Night”
  • I’M FLYING  /  Connie Evingson  /  “I Have Dreamed”
  • YES I CAN  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “If I Ruled The World”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Jackie Ryan & Terry Gibbs  /  “Grand Masters Of Jazz”
  • SOME DAY MY PRINCE WILL COME  /  Dave Brubeck  /  “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  • WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • HAPPY STREET  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bill Murray  /  “Paul Shaffer & The World’s Most Dangerous Band”
  • I’VE GOT JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING  /  Tuck & Patti  /  “Tears Of Joy”
  • I LIKE MYSELF  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • NOBODY ELSE BUT ME  /  Laura Karst  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • SWEET SLUMBER  /  Jimmy Witherspoon  /  “The Blues is Now”
  • EASY LIVIN’  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Winners”
  • ALWAYS  /  The Swingle Singers  /  “A Celebration Of The Voice”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old, New, Borrowed, And The Blues”
  • HERE’S TO LIFE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SONGS ABOUT SONGS” (A SHOW FROM THE ARCHIVES) (9.30.17)

2 Oct

I couldn’t do a live show this week; fortunately, the opposite isn’t doing a dead show, but presenting a show from the Turntable For One archives. This was a show from a year or so ago, when I opined, Over the last 7 years, I’ve come up with musical themes of songs about nearly everything you can think of. Hope you caught my previous shows on songs about Silverware Safety, Practical Eccentricities, and The Only Thing The NSA Isn’t Watching Is Paint Drying. This week was more about music than my paranoia.  I’m content.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WITH A SONG IN MY HEART  /  Chet Baker  /  “She Was Too Good To Me”
  •  I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART  /  Adrienne Fenmor  /  “Blue Skies”
  • THE SONG IS YOU  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Rare Sinatra”
  •  WHEN HE MAKES MUSIC  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Extra Special”
  • IF YOU WERE A SONG  /  Billy Brandt  /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor”
  • THE SONG IS ENDED  /  The Swingle Singers  /  “A Celebration Of The Voice”
  • IT WAS ALMOST LIKE A SONG  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • MUSIC  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine Live At Carnegie Hall”
  • I HEAR MUSIC  /  Stephane Grappelli  /  “How High The Moon”
  • I LIKE TO RECOGNIZE THE TUNE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Frederica Von Stade  /  “Another Side of Frederica Von Stade”
  • MUSIC MAESTRO PLEASE  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • SONG ABOUT THE MOON  /  Alexis Cole  /  “Dazzling Blue”
  • THE MUSIC GOES ROUND AND ROUND  /  Mark Pompe  /  “Monks’ Dream”
  • ONE NOTE SAMBA  /  Veronneau  /  “Jazz Samba Project”
  • ONE NOTE SAMBA  /  Betty Carter  /  “Round Midnight”
  • JOHNNY ONE NOTE  /  Anita O’Day  /  “Anita O’Day Swings Rogers & Hart”
  • BROOKLYN LOVE SONG  /  Duchess  /  “Duchess”
  • SWING  /  Allan Harris  /  “Nobody’s Gonna Love You Better”
  • YOU ARE LIKE A SONG  Svetlana & The Delancy 5  /  “A Night At The Speakeasy”
  • SING  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Various  /  “Sesame Street: The Best Of Elmo”
  • CAN’T HELP SINGING  /  Jody Sandhaus  /  “A Fine Spring Morning”
  • AS LONG AS I’M SINGING  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Capitol Collectors Series”
  • TEACH ME A SONG  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Never Let Me Go”
  • BABY’S REQUEST  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • A DOLLAR FOR A DIME  /  Joe Williams  /  “Every Night”
  • DEEP SONG  /  Morgana King  /  “It’s A Quiet thing”
  • A SONG FOR YOU  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “A Song For You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “THE ANNUAL TURNTABLE FOR ONE OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY” (12.17.16)

19 Dec

Finally an office party that really was Ho-Ho-Ho and not ho-ho-hum.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MY FAVORITE THINGS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Snowfall”
  • JINGLE BELLS  /  Count Basie  /  “A Jazz Christmas”
  • THE CHRISTMAS WALTZ  /  Joe Williams  /  “Christmas For Lovers”
  • THE CHRISTMAS SONG  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Lover Man”
  • THE THEORY SONG  /  Dave Swenson
  • CAROL OF THE RUSSIAN CHILDREN  /  Jane Lynch  /  “A Swingin’ Little Christmas”
  • LET’S GET LOST  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Let’s Get Lost”
  • IT CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR  /  The Nola Players  /  “Christmastime In New Orleans”
  • HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY CHRISTMAS  /  Maureen McGovern  /  “Christmas With Maureen McGovern”
  • WHO SPIKED THE EGGNOG?  /  Straight No Chaser  /  =“Christmas Cheers”
  • WHITE CHRISTMAS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Kelly Clarkson  /  “Wrapped In Red”
  • SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN  /Joey DeFrancesco  /  “Home For The Holidays”
  • SNOW DAY  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “A Very Chaise Lounge Christmas”
  • LET IT SNOW  /  New York Voices  /  “Let It Snow”
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY  /  Ramsey Lewis Trio  /  “Sound Of Christmas”
  • YOUR MIND IS ON VACATION  /  Kitty Margolis  /  “Heart & Soul”
  • I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “A Christmas Album”
  • THE SECRET OF CHRISTMAS  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • HE’S GONNA TAKE AWAY OUR CHRISTMAS  /  Robert Goulet  /  “Wonderful World Of Christmas”
  • A SONG FOR CHRISTMAS  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “Just In Time For Christmas”
  • DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR  /  Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band & Take 6  /  “A Big Phat Christmas Wrap This!”
  • THE BELLS OF CHRISTMAS  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Frank Sinatra, Frank Sinatra Jr. Nancy Sinatra  /  =“The Christmas Collection”
  • JINGLE BELLS  /  Accent
  • CHRISTMAS MEDLEY  /  Swingle Singers  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christma”’
  • STAR OF WONDER  /  Kurt Elling  /  “The Beautiful Day”
  • LITTLE JACK FROST  /  Seth MacFarlane & Nora Jones  /  “Holiday for Swing”
  • ANGEL’S LULLABY  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Winter Wonderland”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “Have Yourself A Jazz Little Christmas”
  • THE WORLD FOR CHRISTMAS  /  The Real Group  /  “The World For Christmas”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SONGS ABOUT SONGS” (9.17.16)

17 Sep

Over the last 7 years, I’ve thought of musical themes of songs for about nearly everything you can think of. Hope you caught my shows on songs about Boy Meets Tinder, Practical First Aid, and The Only Thing The NSA Isn’t Watching Is Paint Drying. This week was more about the music than my paranoia.  I’m content.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WITH A SONG IN MY HEART  /  Chet Baker  /  “She Was Too Good To Me”
  •  I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART  /  Adrienne Fenmor  /  “Blue Skies”
  • THE SONG IS YOU  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Rare Sinatra”
  •  WHEN HE MAKES MUSIC  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Extra Special”
  • IF YOU WERE A SONG  /  Billy Brandt  /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor”
  • THE SONG IS ENDED  /  The Swingle Singers  /  “A Celebration Of The Voice”
  • IT WAS ALMOST LIKE A SONG  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • MUSIC  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine Live At Carnegie Hall”
  • I HEAR MUSIC  /  Stephane Grappelli  /  “How High The Moon”
  • I LIKE TO RECOGNIZE THE TUNE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Frederica Von Stade  /  “Another Side of Frederica Von Stade”
  • MUSIC MAESTRO PLEASE  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • SONG ABOUT THE MOON  /  Alexis Cole  /  “Dazzling Blue”
  • THE MUSIC GOES ROUND AND ROUND  /  Mark Pompe  /  “Monks’ Dream”
  • ONE NOTE SAMBA  /  Veronneau  /  “Jazz Samba Project”
  • ONE NOTE SAMBA  /  Betty Carter  /  “Round Midnight”
  • JOHNNY ONE NOTE  /  Anita O’Day  /  “Anita O’Day Swings Rogers & Hart”
  • BROOKLYN LOVE SONG  /  Duchess  /  “Duchess”
  • SWING  /  Allan Harris  /  “Nobody’s Gonna Love You Better”
  • YOU ARE LIKE A SONG  Svetlana & The Delancy 5  /  “A Night At The Speakeasy”
  • SING  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Various  /  “Sesame Street: The Best Of Elmo”
  • CAN’T HELP SINGING  /  Jody Sandhaus  /  “A Fine Spring Morning”
  • AS LONG AS I’M SINGING  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Capitol Collectors Series”
  • TEACH ME A SONG  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Never Let Me Go”
  • BABY’S REQUEST  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • A DOLLAR FOR A DIME  /  Joe Williams  /  “Every Night”
  • DEEP SONG  /  Morgana King  /  “It’s A Quiet thing”
  • A SONG FOR YOU  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “A Song For You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “ASKING FOR TROUBLE” (AN ARCHIVE SHOW) (10.4.14)

5 Oct

Trouble. Oh, we got trouble. Right here in River City. With a capital T. That rhymes with P and that stands for PLAYLIST! 

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • LET’S MISBEHAVE  /  Catherine King/ Pat Powell  /  “King Powell”
  • DO IT AGAIN  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR IT FROM ME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Sings Ellington Hot and Cool”
  • I WANT TO BE SEDUCED  /  Adina Even-Zohar  /  “For The First Time”
  • I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Cormac Kenevy  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • THE LIES OF HANDSOME MEN  /  Christy Baron  /  “Take This Journey”
  • DEVIL MAY CARE  /  Tom Wopat  /  “I’ve Got Your Number”
  • DEVIL ON MY CELL PHONE  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • MAKIN’ WHOOPEE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Rod Stewart & Elton John  /  “Thanks For The Memory”
  • IT’S ALL RIGHT WITH ME  /  Swingle Singers  /  “Live In New York”
  • I’LL PAY THE CHECK  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers and Losers”
  • I GOT IT BAD  /  Jimmy Witherspoon  /  “Blues For Easy Livers”
  • LOVE FOR SALE  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “I Remember”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

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PLAYLIST FOR “HEARTS AND FLOWERS” (2.15.14)

15 Feb

For all of you who spent Valentine’s Day holding a snow shovel or a snowblower instead of the softer, warmer body of your choice, I played an hour of “Hearts And Flowers” songs, hoping to salvage that loving feeling, or at least hoping that any kind of feeling has returned to your fingers and toes by now. What a winter!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist’s Name  /  CD Or Album Title

  • AMERICAN BEAUTY ROSE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • VIOLETS FOR MY FURS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • SLEEP MY HEART  /  Joe Williams/George Shearing  /  “The Heart & Soul Of Joe Williams & George Shearing”
  • I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART  /  Lena Horne  /  “Give The Love Around”
  • TULIP OR TURNIP  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • A FLOWER IS A LOVESOME THING  /  Ella Fitzgerald/Duke Ellington  /  “Ella’s Finest Hour”
  • I LOVE THE WAY YOU’RE BREAKING MY HEART  /  Nicki Parrott  /  “The Best Of Venus Volume 1”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  The Swingle Singers  /  “Mood Swings”
  • MISTY ROSES  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Sonny Bono  /  “Inner Views”
  • MISTY ROSES  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • BE CAREFUL IT’S MY HEART  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • 24 HOURS A DAY  /  Diana Panton  /  “Red”
  • LOLLIPOPS AND ROSES  /  Jack Jones  /  “Love Ballad”
  • A WISH  /  Fred Hersch/Norma Winstone  /  “Songs And Lullabies”
  • PARS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master) 

 

PLAYLIST FOR “A CAPPELLA NIGHT” (4.13.13)

13 Apr

Hearing voices?  You must have been listening to A Cappella night. Thanks. But the 802 called. Musicians will be back next week, and, I guess, so will I. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • DON’T WAIT TOO LONG  /  The Idea Of North  /  “Extraordinary Tale”
  • ALWAYS  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Because Of You”
  • THEME FROM CINEMA PARADISO  /  Petra Haden  /  “Petra Goes To The Movies”
  • SUMMERTIME  /  Sarah  Vaughan  /  “Recital A Paris  (1985)”
  • SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED  /  Kevin Mahogany/Take 6  /  “Pride And Joy”
  • BLUE RONDO A LA TURK  /  Swingle Singers  /  “Mood Swings”
  • WHEN I LOST YOU  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Bennett On Berlin”
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISTER PRESIDENT  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Marilyn Monroe  /  “The Essentials”
  • TOM’S DINER  /  Suzanne Vega  /  “Solitude Standing”
  • COCKLES AND MUSCLES  /  The Hi-Los  /  “The Hi-Los Happen To Folk Music”
  • A NIGHTINGALE SANG IN BERKELEY SQUARE  /  Manhattan Transfer  /  “The Very Best Of…”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING  /  Liz Callaway/Ann Hampton Callaway  /  “Sibling Revelry”
  • THE BEAR  /  Molly Holm  /  “Permission”
  • I’M WITH YOU  /  The Real Group  /  “Nothing But The Real Group”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Theme Music)  /  (Unreleased Master)