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PLAYLIST FOR “SARCASM OR NOT SARCASM: A TURNTABLE FOR ONE QUIZ” (5.2.20)

3 May

In times of trouble, people turn to Turntable For One for answers. Yes, it’s inexplicable to me, too. For instance…

Dear Turntable For One – I hear there is light at the end of the tunnel. Should I insert that light into my body.     TFO: No – wrong tunnel.

Dear Turntable For One – Can I mix Mountain Dew and Clorox?     TFO: If you’re drinking Mountain Dew, you don’t need the Clorox.

Dear Turntable For One – How can I tell if a politician is really making a sarcastic joke and not just saying something idiotic?   TFO:  Sarcastic jokes and politicians don’t usually go together. But we’ve been hearing a lot about sarcastic jokes in the White House lately. Time for a refresher course on recognizing true sarcasm when you hear it.

(Warning: The quiz included some trick questions.)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU  /  Johanna Sillanpaa  /  “From This Side”
  • I WISH I WERE IN LOVE AGAIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”
  • TAKE ANOTHER GUESS  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Sentimental Streak”
  • WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR  /  Benny Benack III  /  “A Lot Of Livin’ To Do”
  • DOWN WITH LOVE  /  Hetty Kate  /  “Under Paris Skies”
  • YOUR MIND IS ON VACATION  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles: Live In London”
  • DON’T FORGET TO SMILE  /  Mose Allison  /  “Mose In Your Ear”
  • C’ETAIT POUR TOI  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Parisienne”
  • IT’S TOO LATE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “The Vienna Affair”
  • I DON’T MIND A BIT  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “You’ll Never Know”
  • DOWN IN THE DEPTHS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To the Ladies”
  • KARATE  /  Aubrey Johnson  /  “Unraveled”
  • AFTER YOU’VE GONE  /  Amber Weekes  /  “Pure Imagination”
  • YOU SHOULD TREAT ME BETTER  /  Rachael & Vilray  /  “Rachael & Vilray”
  • YOUR LAST SONG  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • NOBODY’S HEART  /  Doris Day & Andre Previn  /  “Duet”
  • ANYTHING GOES  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “True Love”
  • GET OUT OF TOWN  /  Naama Gheber  /  “Dearly Beloved”
  • NOT YOU  /  Ian Thomas  /  “Just Passing Through”
  • SLUMMING ON PARK AVENUE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • I WAS A LITTLE LONELY  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • ALWAYS  /  Maci Miller  /  “Round Midnight”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Jeff Goldblum, Til Bronner  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Molly Johnson  /  “Because Of Billie”
  • YOU’VE GOT TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT  /  James Taylor  /  “American Standard”
  • HERE’S TO THE LADIES WHO LUNCH  /  Elaine Stritch  /  “Elaine Stritch At Liberty”
  • NO ONE IS ALONE  /  Chip Zien  /  “Wall To Wall Sondheim”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “TEACHABLE MOMENTS” (2.22.20)

23 Feb

I thought when you experience a Teachable Moment, you’re supposed to reflect and even have a change of heart. The only reflection I’m seeing these days is in my mirror – and I’m not too happy with those results either. So I played a couple hours of songs about people confronting difficult situations in hopes that the music and messages might be helpful and instructive. Probably it instructed people to turn off their radios. Not exactly what I had planned.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  Album Or CD Title

  • TEACH ME TONIGHT  /  Sarah Vaughan, Joe Williams, Count Basie  /  “Count Basie & Sarah Vaughan”
  • TEACH ME A SONG  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Never Let Me Go”
  • LEARNING THE BLUES  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?
  • THE GREAT CITY  /  Lauren Henderson  /  “Armame”
  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”    
  • YOU CAN’T PULL THE WOOL OVER MY EYES  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Alone Together”
  • STRAIGHTEN UP AND FLY RIGHT  /  Imelda May, Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • PREACH AND TEACH  /  The Buddy Rich Big Band  /  “Mercy, Mercy”
  • THE DAY I LEARNED FRENCH  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “Moonshadow Dance”
  • MAY I COME IN?  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • THE SECOND TIME AROUND  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Shirley Horn  /  “At The Gaslight Square/Loads Of Love”
  • THE SPIDER AND THE FLY  /  Maud Hixson  /  “Don’t Let A Good Thing Get Away”
  • ANYTHING GOES  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “True Love: A Celebration Of Cole Porter”
  • MEANING OF THE BLUES  /  Nnenna Freelon  / “Live”
  • EVERYBODY SAY DON’T  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • LISTEN HERE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “Together Again”
  • YOU’VE GOT TO DO IT  /  Holly Yarbrough  /  “Mr. Rogers Swings”
  • BEIN’ GREEN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra & Company”
  • CHILDREN WILL LISTEN/YOU’VE GOT TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT  /  Renee Fleming & Leslie Odom Jr.  /  “Broadway”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Miles Davis Quintet  /  “’Round Midnight”
  • REMEMBERING TO BREATHE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  Dooji Wooji”
  • YOU MIGHT AS WELL LIVE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Till I Get It Right”
  • HEART’S DESIRE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little did I Dream”
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS” (2.1.20)

3 Feb

I’ve tried for months to do this theme, but something horrible would happen – in a mall, or a night club, or, dear God, another school. So, of course, out of decency I deferred. Besides, after a tragedy, that time is always reserved for politicians to offer their “thoughts and prayers” in lieu of doing anything. I thought I was safe this week, maybe because it was the night before the Super Bowl, or the night before Groundhog Day, or maybe because America really needs a hug this week, I offered some songs about thoughts and prayers. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SERMONETTE. /. Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross  /  “The Hottest New Group In Jazz”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU   /. Catherine Russell  /  “Harlem On My Mind”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN   /. Paul Jost  /  “Simple Life”
  • I SAY A LITTLE PRAYER FOR YOU   /. Aretha Franklin & Royal Philharmonic Orch.  /  “A Brand New Me”
  • HOUSE OF GOLD   /. Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • DON’T THINK TWICE   /  Janet Planet  /  “Janet Planet Sings The Bob Dylan Songbook”
  • I’LL ONLY MISS HER WHEN I THINK OF HER   /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Star”
  • RAINBOW CONNECTION   /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • SACK FULL OF DREAMS   /. Virginia Schenk  /  “Battle Cry”
  • PENSATIVA   /  Charles Lloyd  /  “Autumn In New York”
  • IF HE CHANGED MY NAME   /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina At The Village Gate”
  • WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH   /  Imelda May, Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • I THOUGHT OF YOU LAST NIGHT   /  Morgana King  /  “Wild Is Love”
  • LOSING MY MIND   /  Donna Murphy  /  “Wall To Wall Sondheim”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU   /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Joey DeFrancesco  /  “Singin’ & Swingin’”
  • PLEASE SEND ME SOMEONE TO LOVE   /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Save Your Love For Me”
  • PRAYER   /  Miles Davis  /  “Porgy & Bess”
  • BROWN BABY   /  Amber Weeks  /  “Pure Imagination”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE   /  Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington  /  “Francis A. & Edward K.”
  • LOST IN THE STARS   /  Nnenna Feelon  /  “Listen”
  • BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU   /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Mr. Oscar Brown Jr. Goes To Washington”
  • PARIS MISMATCH   /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “YEAR IN REVIEW 2019” (12.28.19)

29 Dec

I took a look back at some of my favorite themes from 2019 and some of my favorite songs from them. (BTW: The first song refers to one of my favorite jokes from this year: Because of climate change and rising sea levels, what city will become the new capital of the East Coast?) So what have we learned this year? I learned we’d better hope we’re being graded on a curve. 

(Musical Theme)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • (Climate Change)  /  GARY INDIANA  /  Janet Planet  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • INTO EACH LIFE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • (Musical Tribute To Laziness)  /  UP A LAZY RIVER   /  The Mills Brothers & Count Basie  /  “The Board Of Directors”
  • WHAT’S WRONG WITH BEING LAZY?  /  Jean Laughlin m /  “Miracle Of Life”
  • (The “I” Word)  /  IMAGINATION   /  Jesse Belvin  /  “Mr. Easy”
  • (Morning People vs Night Owls)  /OUR DELIGHT  /  3rd Coast Vocals  /  “3VC”
  • IN THE EVENING  /  Joe Williams  /  “At Newport ‘63”
  • (Happy Birthday, Nat King Cole)  /  HOW DOES IT FEEL  /  Dannah Garay  /  “Remembering Nat King Cole”
  • THE RULES OF THE ROAD  /  Yannick Bovy  /  “Celebrates Nat King Cole”
  • (I’m In A Subjunctive Mood)  /  IF I HAD YOU  /  Nnenna Freelon  /  “Live”
  • (The Known & Unknown)  /  I KNOW YOUR HEART BY HEART  /  Mel Torme  /  “That’s All”
  • I DON’T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT YOU  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • (Uncivil Discourse)  /  IT’S TOO LATE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “The Vienna Affair”
  • YOU IRRITATE ME  /  Carla Starkie  /  “New Dawn”
  • (International Jazz Day)  /  ON S’EST AIME  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “A Contretemps”
  • (Give & Take)  /  TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE  /  Paul Jost  /  “Simple Life”
  • (Bitterness)  /  THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Imelda May, Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • (Everything Old Is Still Old)  /  DEAR OLD STOCKHOLM  /  Stan Getz & Chet Baker  /  “The Stockholm Concerts”
  • (Two Words)  /  EMBRACEABLE YOU  /  Laura Nyro  /  “Angel in The Dark”
  • (Talk The Talk)  /  SAY IT ISN’T SO  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “A Little Sugar”
  • (Uncle Bill’s Storytime)  /  THAT AFTERNOON IN HARLEM  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Company I Keep”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Julie Kelly  /  “Everything I Love”
  • (Violin Week)  /  CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • GOODBYE FOR NOW  /  Rigmor Gustafsson w/ Radio String Quartet Vienna  /  “Calling You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HEADLINE NEWS” (9.14.19)

14 Sep

Have you checked out the headlines these days? Accusations. Recriminations. Distortions. And that’s just about the weather! To give everyone a break, I’ve come up with some “headlines” of my own, sung by some of my favorite headliners.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYTHING’S MOVIN’ TOO FAST  /  Hetty Kate  /  “The Dan McLean Hot Six Meet Hetty Kate”
  • NO MOON AT ALL  /  Carolyn Lee Jones  /  “Close Your Eyes”
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Merry Go Round”
  • WITHOUT A SONG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “I Remember Tommy”
  • LOVE IS SWEEPING THE COUNTRY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The George & Ira Gershwin Songbook”
  • (John Bolton)  / I’VE ONLY MYSELF TO BLAME  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad And Blues Master”
  • THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR THE SUNRISE  /  Sue Raney  /  “Happiness Is A Warm Sue Raney”
  • ADDICTED TO LOVE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • (The Bahamas)  /  INTO EACH LIFE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Patty Duke  /  “Don’t Just Stand There”
  • SOME DAYS EVERYTHING GOES WRONG  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “The Shelter of Your Arms”
  • (Emergency Headline From The White House)  /  STARS FELL ON ALABAMA  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • TIS AUTUMN  /  Nnenna Freelon  /  “Heritage”
  • SUNDAY IN NEW YORK  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Ultra Lounge: Wild, Cool, & Swinging”
  • AUTUMN IN NEW YORK  /  Mary Stallings  /  “But Beautiful”
  • EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend – Live In concert”
  • RULES OF THE ROAD  /  Syndee Winters  /  “Lessons From A Lady”
  • YOU CAN’T LOVE ‘EM ALL  /  Loston Harris  /  “Swingfully Yours”
  • DOWNHILL  /  Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Swing Out”
  • IT ISN’T SO GOOD IT COULDN’T GET BETTER  /  Ronny White  /  “Whyte Wolf”
  • (R.B. G.)  /  I’M STILL HERE  /  Elaine Stritch  /  “Show Stoppers Vol. 2”
  • PEOPLE TIME  /  Stan Getz Quartet  /  “Yours & Mine”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Imelda May & Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”ˆ
  • WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sing Comden & Green”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO BITTERNESS” (3.23.19)

23 Mar

Generally it takes 12 muscles to smile and 11 muscles to frown. But the 25 songs I played don’t even begin to capture the complexity, the intensity, the subtleties,  and the diversity of bitterness. If I left out your favorite, don’t be bitter. I only have two hours. But, at least I did prove that even Canadians can be bitter. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • THE RULES OF THE ROAD  /  Nat Cole  /  “Let’s Face The Music”
  • BITTER WITH THE SWEET  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Twentysomething”
  • BEFORE HE CHEATS  /  Ana Gasteyer  /  “I’m Hip”
  • NOT YOU  /  Ian Thomas  /  “Passing Through”
  • CRY ME A RIVER  /  Nancy Harms  /  “In The Indigo”
  • I’D RATHER DRINK MUDDY WATER  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old New, Borrowed, & The Blues”
  • THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS LOVE  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “’Round Midnight”
  • FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Falling In Love With Love”
  • SPRING IS HERE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Connie Stevens  /  “Conchetta”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Till Bronner & Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orchestra  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • THIS FUNNY WORLD  /  Ian Shaw  /  “Taking It To Hart”
  • NO ONE EVER TELLS YOU  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Listen Here
  • MY COUNTRY USED TO ME  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Do You Miss New York: Live”
  • I’M THROUGH WITH LOVE  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Marvin Gaye  /  “When I’m Alone I Cry”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Ahmad Jamal  /  “Cross Country Tour Vol. 1”
  • GOD WILL  /  Holly Cole  /  “Blame It On My Youth”
  • I GOT A RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES  /  Tony Bennett & Bonnie Raitt  /  “Playin’ With My Friends
  • THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY  /  Judy Garland  /  “Judy At Carnegie”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Only The Lonely”
  • I’M GONNA LAUGH YOU RIGHT OUT OF MY LIFE  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • LUSH LIFE  /  Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane  /  “Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY” (4.26.14)

26 Apr

International Jazz Day is April 30th, but I couldn’t wait. Here’s a sampling of some wonderful jazz singers from around the world. Check out Jazz Day events at Jazzday.com. There must be something going on near you, so be sure to support this music we love.

It’s also almost Toots Thielemans’ 92nd birthday. He decided recently to retire, so I especially wanted to celebrate his birthday, his long career, and his music which always came straight from his heart into his harmonica. Thanks, Toots!

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

 

  • WHAT A LITTLE MOONLIGHT CAN DO  /  Chicago Jazz Orchestra/Cyrille Aimee  /  “Burstin’ Out”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Toots Thielemans/ Jamie Cullum  /  “One More For The Road”
  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Rigmor Gustaffson  /  “New York Life”
  • LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE  /  Paulinho Garcia  /  “Beautiful Love”
  • HELLO SONG  /  The Real Group  /  “Live in Japan”
  • DARN THAT DREAM  /  Michel Petrucciani  /  “Darn That Dream”
  • EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Brigitte Bardot  /  “The Rarity Collection”
  • EASY TO LOVE  /  Anne Ducros  /  “Urban Tribe”
  • THIS TIME THE DREAM’S ON ME  /  Toots Thielemans/ Till Bronner  /  “One More For The Road”
  • HOW’D YA LIKE TO LOVE ME  /  Hetty Kate/Gordon Webster  /  “Gordon Webster Meets Hetty Kate”
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy and The Metropole Orch.  /  “The Dream”
  • I WONDER WHAT BECAME OF ME  /  Toots Thielemans/ Trijntje Oosterhuis  /  “One More For The Road”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)