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PLAYLIST FOR “SPRING 2020” (4.4.20)

5 Apr

Doesn’t seem like there’s much to celebrate these days. But the grass is greening; trees are budding, and flowers are popping out of the ground. That means it’s time for my annual show with the musical theme, Seasonal Allergies. However, instead I chose something more positive. True, I did slip in some wonderfully grumpy Spring songs. After all, it is my show. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING  /  Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz  /  “Getz Au Go-Go”
  • IT’S ANYBODY’S SPRING  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST  /  Sinne Eeg w/ Marc Berthoumieux  /  “Remembering You”
  • THERE’LL BE ANOTHER SPRING  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Favorites From A Long Walk”
  • IT’S NICE WEATHER FOR DUCKS  /  Ronny Whyte  /  “Whyte Wolf”
  • UP JUMPED SPRING  /  Buddy Rich  /  “Just In time” The Final Recording”
  • SPRING  /  Susie Arioli  /  “Spring”
  • YOUNGER THAN SPRINGTIME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Movin’ With Nancy”
  • SOME OTHER SPRING  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Marianne Faithful  /  “Marianne Faithful’s Greatest Hits”
  • APRIL SHOWERS  /  Julian Yeo  /  “1923”
  • THEY SAY IT’S SPRING  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie”
  • SPRING IN MANHATTAN  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • JOY SPRING  /  Danny Bacher  /  “Still Happy”
  • SPRING IS HERE  /  Greetje Kauffeld  /  “Heaven’s Open”
  • I’LL REMEMBER APRIL  /  Ramsey Lewis Trio  /  “In Person 1960-1967”
  • APRIL IN PARIS  /  Jenny Evans  /  “Shiny Stockings”
  • YOU CAN NEVER HOLD BACK SPRING  /  Tom Waits  /  “Orphans: Brawlers, Brawlers, and Bastards”
  • SOLITUDE  /  Candace Springs  /  “The Women Who Raised Me”
  • SPRING IS WHERE YOU ARE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “September Ballads”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Sara Gazarek  /  “Thirsty Ghost”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING  /  Allan Harris & Takana Miyamoto  /  “As The Sun Shines Down On Me”
  • ANOTHER SPRING  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • SPRING WILL BE A LITTLE LATE THIS YEAR  /  Wynton Marsalis  /  “The Midnight Blues”
  • AND SO TO BED  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “Sings Johnny Mercer”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LOVE & MARRIAGE ROYAL WEDDING STYLE” (5.19.18)

20 May

I celebrated love and marriage, London and the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this week. When your desperate for good news, you’ll take any scrap you can find. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • I’M JUST WILD ABOUT HARRY  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “It’s A Man’s World”
  • FROM THIS MOMENT ON  /  Loston Harris  /  “Why Try To Change me Now”
  • I FEEL PRETTY  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Sophie Milman”
  • I WANNA GET MARRIED  /  Nellie McKay  / “Get Away From Me”
  • CLOUDBURST/NOT GETTING MARRIED TODAY  /  John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey  /  “Make Believe”
  • A FOGGY DAY  /  Van Morrison  /  “Versatile”
  • BOY WANTED  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The George & Ira Gershwin Songbook”
  • THE TENDER TRAP  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Robert Palmer  /  “Ridin’ High”
  • WEDDING BELL BLUES  /  Laura Nyro  /  “Live! The Loom’s Desire”
  • I LOVE MY WIFE  /  Ron Boustead  /  “Unlikely Valentine”
  • THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Today”
  • PICKING UP AFTER YOU  /  Tom Waits & Crystal Gayle  /  “One From The Heart Soundtrack”
  • MARRY ME A LITTLE  /  Gregg Edleman  /  “Wall To Wall Sondheim”
  • BURNING THE TOAST  /  Suzy Bogguss  /  “A Twist Of Jazz”
  • A WEDDING IN CHEROKEE COUNTY  /  Randy Newman  /  “The Randy Newman Songbook”
  • CHAPEL OF LOVE  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Laverne & Shirley  /  “Laverne & Shirley Sing”
  • ON MY WAY TO YOU  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Love Makes The Changes”
  • WHEN I’M 64  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • MY LOVE WENT TO LONDON  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To The Ladies”
  • EXACTLY LIKE YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At Town Hall”
  • A NIGHTINGALE SANG IN BERKELEY SQUARE  /  Rahsaan Roland Kirk  /  “Rahsaan: The Complete Mercury Recordings”
  • TOO LATE NOW  /  Roberta Gambarini  /  “Easy To Love”
  • TAKE ME TO THE ALLEY  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Take Me To The Alley”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “PLEASE AND THANK YOU” (10.14.17)

23 Oct

Getting in the spirit for WMNR’s Fall Fundraising drive this week, I played songs with the magic words, Please and Thank You during the first hour or so. I also invited listeners to pledge and if they did, they could request or song and I’d play it during the second hour of the show.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • PLEASE BE KIND  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • PLEASE DON’T TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I’M GONE  /  Nancy Kelly  /  “B That Way”
  • BABY WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • THANKS FOR THE MEMORY  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Rosemary Clooney Sings Ballads”
  • PLEASE CALL ME BABY  /  Tom Waits  /  “The Heart Of Saturday Night”
  • OPPORTUNITY PLEASE KNOCK  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • UN CAFÉ S’IL VOUS PLAIT  /  Paris Café Jazz  /  “Paris Café Jazz Favorites”
  • MERCI MADAME LA  VIE  /  Charles Aznavour  /  “Olympia Fevier 1976”
  • PLEASE DON’T KISS ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Carla Bruni  /  “French Touch”
  • BABY’S REQUEST  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses At The Bottom”
  • JUST SQUEEZE ME  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella In Rome”
  • DINNER FOR ONE, PLEASE, JAMES  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad And Blues Master”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • PLEASE SEND ME SOMEONE TO LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “You’ve Got What It Takes”
  • LUCK BE A LADY  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Late Set”
  • I LOVE MY WIFE  /  Ron Boustead  /  “Unlikely Valentine”
  • JINGLES  /  Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra  /  “Handful Of Keys”
  • LUCKY TO BE ME  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Company I Keep”
  • OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Judy Garland  /  “Judy At Carnegie”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  Calabria Foti  /  “In The Still Of The Night”
  • YOU’RE MY THRILL  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant  /  “Dreams & Daggers”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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