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PLAYLIST FOR “MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE IMPERATIVE MOOD” (11.19.22)

21 Nov

Once again, Turntable For One went  where no other radio programs dare to go – possibly because all they care about is being entertaining. Instead I decided it was time to do my best to try to make grammar great – and even glorious – again! This time with a Musical Tribute to the Imperative Mood. Was there a test? No, I figure listening to my show is an endurance test and that’s enough.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • COME BACK TO ME   /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Vegas”
  • PEEL ME A GRAPE  /  Blossom Dearie & Lyle Lovett  /  
  • DON’T WORRY ‘BOUT ME  /  Kurt Elling    “All About That Basie”
  • LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • CRY ME A RIVER  /  Barbra Streisand  /  “Live At The Bon Soir”
  • HOLD IT RIGHT THERE  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving Me Crazy”
  • WHY DON’T YOU DO RIGHT  /  Judith Owen  /  “Come On & Get It”
  • LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING  /  Chet Baker w/ NDR Big Band  /  “The Legacy”
  • MAKE ME RAINBOWS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Carol Burnett  /  “Carol Burnett Sings”
  • DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • CROSS ME OFF YOUR LIST  /  Dena DeRose w/ Jeremy Pelt  /  “Ode To The Road”
  • TRY YOUR WINGS  /  Tom Rust  /  “Lucky To Be Me”
  • GET THEE BEHIND ME SATAN  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At The Hollywood Bowl”
  • EVERYBODY SAYS DON’T  /  Mark Jennet  /  “Everybody Say Don’t”
  • LONG STRONG AND CONSECUTIVE  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “interlude”
  • DON’T TAKE YOUR LOVE FROM ME  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “The Nancy Wilson Show”
  • NEVER LET ME GO  /  Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “Tokyo 96”
  • BE CAREFUL IT’S MY HEART  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • REMIND ME  /  Paul Marinaro  /  “Not Quite Yet”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING  /  Allan Harris & Takana Miyamoto  ./  “Convergence”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  Dee Dee Bridgewater  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HALLOWEEN PARTY 2022” – (10.29.22)

31 Oct

One of my favorite shows of the year, not just because I get to play some favorite Halloween songs, but because when trick or treaters come to the door, I get to guess who they’re dressed up as. Of course, instead of handing out candy, I play a song that matches their costume. This year, somehow, a cat rang the doorbell, so I played a couple songs in honor of National Cat Day. By the way – and no surprise here – Holly Cole won the prize for the spookiest song. It may not be a Halloween song, but it’s fabulously scary, if you ask me.

(TRICK OR TREATER)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HALLOWEEN SPOOKS  /  Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross  /  “The Hottest New Group In Jazz”
  • BEWITCHED  /  Pamela Less w/ Houston Person  /  “At The Jazz Standard”
  • (Ron DeSantis)  /  COME FLY WITH ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Fly With Me”
  • SPOOKY  /  Anne Farnsworth  /  “Sealed With A Kiss”
  • (Jeffrey Daumer)  /  HUNGRY MAN  /  Mark Winkler  /  “West Coast Cool”
  • I’D RATHER BE BURNED AS A WITCH  /  Rene Marie  /  “I Wanna Be Evil”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • (Herschel Walker)  /  LITTLE WHITE LIES  /  Ella Fitzgerald /  “Ella Swings Lightly”
  • CANDY  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • (A Cat)  /  THE ALLEY CAT SONG  /  Gemma Sherry  /  “Let’s Get Serious”
  • EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE A CAT  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • (Rochelle Walinsky)  /  UNDECIDED  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • MIDNIGHT AT THE STARLIGHT HAUNTED BALLROOM  /  Josie Falbo  /  “You Must Believe In Spring”
  • (Kanye West)  /  TWISTED  /  Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross  /  “The Best Of Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross”
  • THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  Tony Bennett & Dave Brubeck  /  “Bennett & Brubeck: The White House Sessions”
  • YOU’VE GOT A SECRET  /  Holly Cole  /  \“Montreal”
  • I DON’T STAND A GHOST OF A CHANCE  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Jan Lundgren Trio Plays Music of Victor Young”
  • (Elon Musk)  /  DESTINATION MOON  /  Dinah Washington  /  “Dinah ’62”
  • I PUT A SPELL ON YOU  /  Candace Springs  /  “The Women Who Raised Me”
  • SWEET PUMPKIN  /  Samara Joy  /  “Sweet Pumpkin”
  • (Liz Truss)  /  I CAN’T WAIT TO MISS YOU  /  Jack Jones  /  “Love Ballad”
  • DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD  /  Lillie Kae  /  “The Nearness Of You”
  • HAUNTED HEART  /  Lee Rittenour  /  “Stolen Moments”
  • GHOST OF YESTERDAY  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • THE HOUSE IS HAUNTED  /  Lisa Lindsley  /  “Long After Midnight”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “FUN WITH PHOBIAS” (6.4.22)

6 Jun

We all have them. Maybe we call them quirks or superstitions. Let’s call them by their real names – fears and phobias. Fear of Heights – it’s called Acrophobia.  Dentrophobia – fear of Dentists. Even I have a phobia: The Fear of Howie Mandel suddenly showing up at my door. I’m sure there’s a name of that but I haven’t found it yet. Most of our phobias are manageable and many are actually curable. Here’s my question: are they exploitable, by which I mean could I get two hours of music out of them? Songs about phobias, songs to help overcome phobias – two hours of immersion therapy in swing.

(Fear Of…)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • (Marriage)  /  NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley  /  “Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley”
  • (Society)  /  EAST ST. LOUIS TOODLE-OO/DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE  /  John Pizzarelli  /   “Rockin’ In Rhythm”
  • (The Moon)  ONLY TRUST YOUR HEART  /  Roberta Gambarini  /   “Easy To Love”
  • NO MOON AT ALL  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Blue Skies”
  • (Flying)  /  TRY YOUR WINGS  /  Tom Rust  /   “Lucky To Be Me”
  • (Gaining Weight)  EVERYBODY EATS WHEN THEY COME TO MY HOUSE  /  Ernestine Anderson  /   “Love Makes The Changes”
  • (Social Evaluation)  /  I’M NOT TALKING  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles”
  • (Being Alone)  /  HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT  /  Kellye Gray  /   “And They Call Us Cowboys”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   Anthony Newley  /   “Anthology”
  • (Angina)  /  MY HEART STOOD STILL  /  Emmet Cohen  /   “Future Stride”
  • (Ugliness)  /  I GO FOR THAT  /  Hetty Kate  /   “11:60 PM”
  • (Water)  /  I’D RATHER DRINK MUDDY WATER  /  Kevin Mahogany  /   “Old ,New, Borrowed, And The Blues”
  • (Accidents)  /  HAVEN’T WE MET?  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /   “Haven’t We Met”
  • (Rain)  /  SINGING IN THE RAIN  /  Paul Jost  /   “Breaking Through”
  • (Being Touched)  /  DON’T TOUCH ME  /  Diane Daly  /   “I Ain’t Blue”
  • (Love)  /  FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE  /  Joe Williams  /   “Together”
  • (The Night)  /  THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES  /  Irene Kral  /   “Second Chance”
  • (Mirrors)  /  THE MAN IN THE LOOKING GLASS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The September of My Years”
  • (Flowers)  /  SOMEONE’S BEEN SENDING ME FLOWERS  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Me & Phil”
  • SINGLE PETAL OF A ROSE  /  Marcus Roberts  /  “The Truth Is Spoken here”
  • (Schools)  /  WONDERFUL WORLD  /  Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon, James Taylor  /   “Watermark”
  • (Colors)  /  BLUE SKIES  /  Sally Terrell  /   “Feel Alive”
  • (Teenagers)  MOOD INDIGO  /  Anais Reno  /   “Lovesome Thing”
  • (The World Going to Hell In A Hand Basket)  /  FRAGILE  /  Sting  /   “My Songs Live”
  • IF IT’S MAGIC  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant & Artemis  /   “Artemis”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO UNREALITY – REALLY!” (5.14.22)

15 May

Impossible! It just can’t be! Have you lost touch with reality? I know. It sounds like my last IRS audit. Or maybe Wolf Blitzer’s performance review. Nope. These are things people have been saying about Turntable For One for years. And this week, they were right. I paid tribute to all the things and ways people embrace, admire, and seek Unreality. Is the last song Reality or Unreality? I think that’s going to depend very much on what we all do in the near future.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I’M SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD  /  Bobby Darin  /   “Wild, Cool, & Swinging”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Lena Horne  /  “Lena A New Album”
  • SWINGING ON A STAR  /  Ori Dagan  /   “S’cat Got My Tongue”
  • RETURN TO PARADISE  /  Shirley Horn  /   “Here’s To Life”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • THE FRIM FRAM SAUCE  /  Thisbe Vos  /  “Sophistication”
  • TEDDY BEAR’S PICNIC  /  Bing Crosby  /   Musical Moments To Remember”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Carol Sloane  /   “Live At 30th Street”
  • IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON  /  Nat King Cole  /   “After Midnight”
  • PRETEND  /  Dianne Reeves  /   “Good Night & Good Luck”
  • STREET OF DREAMS  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • PURE IMAGINATION  /  Joanie Sommers  /   “Here, There & Everywhere”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Tom Rust  /  Are We There Yet?”
  • ANOTHER SCOTCH AND SODA  /  Andrea Carter  /   “Love Slipped Out the Door”
  • DAYS OF WINE & ROSES  /  (Mystery vocalist)  /   Johnny Rivers  /   “Changes”
  • EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles”
  • DREAM  /  Diana Krall  /   “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • CAN WE PRETEND  /  Freddy Cole  /   “Talk To Me”
  • IN THE LAND OF BEGINNING AGAIN  /  Cyrille Aimee & Adonis Rose & New Orleans Jazz Orch.  /  “Petite Fleur”
  • UP ON THE ROOF  /  James Taylor  /   “James Taylor Live”
  • LOOK TO THE RAINBOW  /  Luciana Souza  /  “Ryan Truesdale/Gil Evans Project”
  • SMILE  /  Lyle Lovett  /   “Smile”
  • YOU ARE THERE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Best of Love Songs”
  • 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 “BAD HABITS” (10.23.21)

24 Oct

We all have them. We may try to hide them with varying degrees of success or failure because – let’s face it – they totally reveal us, they embarrass us, and the worst ones can  actually define us for the rest of our lives. Of course I’m talking about our high school yearbook photos. Of course I’m not talking about our high school yearbook photos. I’m talking about Bad Habits. So it was nothing but Bad Habits this week – ranging from binge watching to smoking, drinking, co-dependence. magical thinking, and more. I’d go on but I’ve been told that rambling is a bad habit. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • TV BLUES  /  Tom Rust and The Malcolm Edmonstone Trio  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • SCOTCH AND SODA  /  Amanda Carr  /  “Carr Toons”
  • I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Professional Dreamer”
  • MY NEW CELEBRITY IS YOU  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • DRINKING AGAIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nothing But The Best”
  • BAD HABITS  /  Rachael Price  /  “Dedicated To You”
  • I DON’T WORRY ABOUT A THING  /  Mose Allison  /  “Mose In Your Ear”
  • RUNNING WILD  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • COFFEE TIME  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Jack Jones & The Lennon Sisters  /  “Dream A Little Dream”
  • I’M ALWAYS DRUNK IN SAN FRANCISCO  /  Kitty Margolis  /  “Heart & Soul”
  • SOMETIMES I’M HAPPY  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • YOU’RE GETTING TO BE A HABIT WITH ME /  Delicatessen  /  “Bossa + Jazz”
  • LET’S TALK ABOUT ME  /  Hot Club Sandwich  /  “Café Matrix”
  • TALKING TO MYSELF  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Remembering You”
  • PENNIES FROM HEAVEN  /  Ruben Blades & Roberto Delgado & His Orchestra  /  “Salswing!”
  • DREAM  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • I JUST WANT TO BE HORIZONTAL  /  Samoa Wilson With The Jim Kweskin Band  /  “I Just Want To Be Horizontal”
  • THE TEXTING SONG /  Dave Tull  /  “Texting And Driving”
  • HUMMIN’ TO MYSELF  /  Linda Ronstadt  /  “Hummin’ To Myself”
  • HUNGRY MAN  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “For Centennial Reasons”
  • I’M HIP  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Confessions”
  • WHERE DID THE MAGIC GO?  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Astoria: Portrait Of The Artist”
  • SILLY HABITS  /  Mel Torme & Janis Ian  /  “Mel Torme And Friends”
  • DON’T SMOKE IN BED  /  Nina Simone  /  “Mood Indigo”
  • EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD  /  Kari Kirkland  /  “Wild Is the Wind”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “UNHAPPY ENDINGS” (AN ARCHIVE REBROADCAST) (8.21.21)

22 Aug

I’m almost back – but I’m not quite ready to bring my vacation to an untimely end, so I’m playing a couple weeks of shows from the archive. I’ll be back live on Sept. 4th! Here’s what I said about last night’s show when it was live  a year and a half ago:

Do you like stores with happy endings? Well, this show wasn’t going to make you very happy. Unless, of course, you like wonderful singers and musicians interpreting sad songs (at all kinds of tempos). Happy now?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE END OF A LOVE AFFAIR  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • BUT NOT FOR ME  /  Joe Pesci & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “Falling Love Again”
  • YOU’RE LOOKING AT ME  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You”
  • CAN’T WE BE FRIENDS  /  Thomas Quastoff  /  “The Jazz Album”
  • JUST FRIENDS  /  Sarah Vaughan & Count Basie  /  “Send In The Clowns”
  • GUESS I’LL HANG MY TEARS OUT TO DRY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Only The Lonely”
  • GOOD TIMES  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers & Losers”
  • WHEN I LOST YOU  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Bennett/Berlin”
  • DON’T WORRY ‘BOUT ME  /  Fiona Apple & Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This
  • I’VE ONLY MYSELF TO BLAME  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • SINCE I FELL FOR YOU  /  Mark Murphy & The Metropole Orchestra  /  “The Dream”
  • HE WAS TOO GOOD TO ME  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At The Village Gate”
  • THE MASQUERADE IS OVER  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Song Society Vol. 2”
  • THE DEVIL ON MY CELL PHONE  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • NO ONE EVER TELLS YOU  /  Jackie Ryan  /  Listen Here”
  • TOO SOON TO TELL  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Madeline Eastman & Kenny Barron  /  “Art Attack”
  • SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES  /  Keith Jarrrett Trio  /  “Tribute”
  • CRY, BUTTERCUP, CRY  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant & Artemis  /  “Artemis”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Tom Rust & John Horler  /  “Lucky To Be Me”
  • THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Dream”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Sally Mayes  /  “Our Private World”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR A SALUTE TO DADS – AN ARCHIVE REBROADCAST (6.19.21)

20 Jun

I started my Father’s Day celebrating early and didn’t do a live show. Instead, I pulled last year’s Dad’s Day show from the archive. This is what I said about the show a year ago: 

My annual salute to Dads with songs about dads, songs sung and written by dads, songs I think dads would/should sing, songs of fatherly advice, some songs I gave myself just as a Father’s Day present, plus a couple stories about my dad and about being a dad myself. In short, another wonderfully self-indulgent show. I am content. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • FATHER’S DAY  /  Groucho Marx  /  
  • SONG FOR MY FATHER  /  Lillie Huddleston  /  “How Long Has this Been Going On?
  • AS LONG AS I LIVE  /  Jonathan Karrant  /  “Live”
  • LITTLE MAN YOU’VE HAD A BUSY DAY  /  Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This”
  • I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU  /  Louis Armstrong  /  “Cheek to Cheek: The Complete Duet Recordings”
  • DOWNHILL  /  Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Swing Out”
  • THE GREAT CITY  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “No Regrets”
  • POLONIUS’ FAREWELL TO LAERTES  /  Cast  /  “Shakespeare’s Hamlet”
  • HEART’S DESIRE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Do You Miss New York?”
  • BROWN BABY  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Sin & Soul”
  • DADDY  /  Joanie Sommers  /  Look Out It’s Joanie Sommers”
  • GOT TO GET HOME TO MY CHILDREN  /  Dave Tull  /  “I Just Want To Be Paid”
  • AT THE RENDEZVOUS  /  Clint Holmes  /  “At The Rendezvous”
  • ST JUDY’S COMET  /  Paul Simon  /  “There Goes Rhymin’ Simon”
  • I’M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS  /  Sammy Davis  /  “Sammy Davis Jr. & Laurinda Almeida”
  • THE WIFFENPOOF SONG  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers & Losers”
  • EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE  /  The Police  /  “Synchronicity”
  • SO LONG DAD  /  Randy Newman  /  “Randy Newman”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Candace Springs & Norah Jones  /  “The Women Who Raised Me”
  • TRY YOUR WINGS  /  Tom Rust  /  “Lucky to Be Me”
  • I WONDER WHO MY DADDY IS  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat ‘King’ Cole & Me”
  • MY FATHER  /  Judy Collins  /  “Who Knows Where The Time Goes”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Joe Williams  /  “The Holiday Feelin’”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “UNHAPPY ENDINGS” (2.20.21)

21 Feb

Do you like stores with happy endings? Well, this show wasn’t going to make you very happy. Unless, of course, you like wonderful singers and musicians interpreting sad songs (at all kinds of tempos). Happy now?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE END OF A LOVE AFFAIR  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • BUT NOT FOR ME  /  Joe Pesci & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “Falling Love Again”
  • YOU’RE LOOKING AT ME  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For You”
  • CAN’T WE BE FRIENDS  /  Thomas Quastoff  /  “The Jazz Album”
  • JUST FRIENDS  /  Sarah Vaughan & Count Basie  /  “Send In The Clowns”
  • GUESS I’LL HANG MY TEARS OUT TO DRY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Only The Lonely”
  • GOOD TIMES  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers & Losers”
  • WHEN I LOST YOU  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Bennett/Berlin”
  • DON’T WORRY ‘BOUT ME  /  Fiona Apple & Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This
  • I’VE ONLY MYSELF TO BLAME  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • SINCE I FELL FOR YOU  /  Mark Murphy & The Metropole Orchestra  /  “The Dream”
  • HE WAS TOO GOOD TO ME  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At The Village Gate”
  • THE MASQUERADE IS OVER  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Song Society Vol. 2”
  • THE DEVIL ON MY CELL PHONE  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • NO ONE EVER TELLS YOU  /  Jackie Ryan  /  Listen Here”
  • TOO SOON TO TELL  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Madeline Eastman & Kenny Barron  /  “Art Attack”
  • SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES  /  Keith Jarrrett Trio  /  “Tribute”
  • CRY, BUTTERCUP, CRY  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant & Artemis  /  “Artemis”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Tom Rust & John Horler  /  “Lucky To Be Me”
  • THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Dream”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Sally Mayes  /  “Our Private World”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO DIRECT ADDRESS” (1.16.21)

17 Jan

“What we got here is failure to communicate,” said one of the most reprehensible yet prescient movie villains of all time. That line of dialogue has been playing frequently in my head these days. How can we communicate better? Of course, my answer to this and so many other questions is simple: better grammar. So in my continuing effort to leave no listener behind, I made a case for the vocative case, another term for the function of grammar known as direct address. All of the songs served as examples, using a name, a term of endearment, or a feeling to grab the attention of the intended object of communication. If only the rest of the world would function according to the orderly, predictable precepts in my dog-eared high school grammar book.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title 

  • HEY YOU WITH THE CRAZY EYES  /  Loston Harris  /  “Swingfully Yours”
  • MATCHMAKER, MATCHMAKER  /  Carmen Lundy  /  “Girl Talk”
  • MAM’SELLE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice ‘N Easy”
  • HONEY PIE  /  Tuck & Patti  /  “Love Warriors”
  • HELLO MA BABY  /  Julian Yeo  /  “1923”
  • HELLO BABE  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  Secular Hymns”
  • MY CHERI AMOUR  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Joe Pesci & Adam Levine  /  “Pesci….Still Singing”
  • WAITER MAKE MINE BLUES  /  Anita O’Day  /  “Waiter Make Mine Blues”
  • WAITER ASK THE MAN TO PLAY THE BLUES  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Waiter Ask The Man To Play The Blues”
  • WAITER, OH WAITER  /  Stacey Kent  /  “The Changing Lights”
  • DINNER FOR ONE, PLEASE, JAMES  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • FEET DO YOUR STUFF  /  Sarah Moule  /  “It’s A Nice Thought”
  • RUBY, MY DEAR  /  Thelonious Monk  /  “At Palo Alto”
  • BALLERINA  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole And Me”
  • GEORGIA ROSE  /  Queen Latifah  /  “Trav’lin’ Light”
  • HURRY IT’S LOVELY UP HERE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • BEAUTIFUL LOVE  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Eeg/Fonnesbaek”
  • YOU, YOU’RE DRIVING ME CRAZY  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving me Crazy”
  • LOVER MAN  /  Nicole Herzog  /  “I Loves You Billie”
  • BLUES, YOU’RE THE MOTHER OF SIN  /  Tom Rust  /  “Lucky To Be Me”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Returns To Berlin”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Bill Evans Trio /  “Waltz For Debby”
  • CRY BUTTERCUP CRY  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant & Artemis  /  “Artemis”
  • LITTLE MAN YOU’VE HAD A BUSY DAY  /  Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

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PLAYLIST FOR “HALLOWEEN PARTY – 2020” (10.31.20)

1 Nov

I did a live show this week if only to see if I remembered how to turn on the mic (though I’m sure there were those in the audience hoping I’d forgotten how). But my annual Halloween party is one of my favorite shows of the year because Trick or Treaters always come to the door and I get to guess their costumes and then pass out an appropriate song instead of candy. I ended the show with a reminder about setting their clocks back an hour Saturday night (hoping we don’t turn the clocks back a couple decades on Tuesday).

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

  • HALLOWEEN SPOOKS  /  Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross  /  “The Hottest New Group In Jazz”
  • HAUNTED HEART  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “Hearts & Minds”
  • (Mike Pence)  /  COME FLY WITH ME  /  Curtis Stigers & Danish Radio Big Band  /  “One More For The Road”
  • I PUT A SPELL ON YOU  /  Candace Springs  /  “The Women Who Raised Me”
  • (Joe Biden)  /  BIDIN’ MY TIME  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Let’s Face The Music & Dance”
  • SPOOKY  /  Anne Farnsworth  /  “Sealed With A Kiss”
  • DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD  /  Harry Connick  /  “Songs I Heard”
  • (RBG)  /  YOU WON’T FORGET ME  /  Melody Gardot  /  “Sunset In The Blue”
  • (Alexa)  /  CANDY  /  Dr. John  /  “In A Sentimental Mood”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Patience & Prudence  /  “The Best of Patience & Prudence”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • (Kimberly Guilfoyle)  /  THE BEST IS YET TO COME  /  Lorez Alexandria  /  “Alexandria The Great”
  • OLD DEVIL MOON  /  Tony Bennett  /  “MTV Unplugged”
  • THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  Rachael Price  /  “The Good Hours”
  • I DON’T STAND A GHOST OF A CHANCE  /  Alfred Hitchcock  /  “Alfred Hitchcock Presents Music To Be Murdered By”
  • (Michelle Obama)  /  WHEN I GET LOW I GET HIGH  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back in Town”
  • HUNGRY MAN (HALLOWEEN VERSION)  /  Mark Winkler  /  “I’m With You”
  • GHOST IN THE HOUSE  /  Simone Kopmajer  /  “My Favorite Songs”
  • THE HOUSE IS HAUNTED  /  Lisa Lindsley  /  “Long After Midnight”
  • (Jeffrey Toobin)  /  WITH THESE HANDS  /  Les McCann  /  “Atlantic Jazz Soul”
  • WHISTLING PAST THE GRAVEYARD  /  Holly Cole  /  “Night”
  • (Dr. Anthony Fauci)  /  I’LL BE AROUND  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “In The Wee Small Hours”
  • AUTUMN LEAVES/AND WHEN OCTOBER GOES  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “Come Rain Or Come Shine”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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