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PLAYLIST FOR “LYRICS CAME LATER” (11.20.21)

21 Nov

In the beginning was the Word. Okay, fine. But not this week. Not on this show. Almost everything I played started out as an instrumental and the lyrics came later. To bring things back to reality, I ended with a melody played so beautifully that I don’t think it really needed the lyrics added later and, finally, with a lyric that Johnny Mercer wrote but didn’t live long enough to set to music. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MOOD INDIGO  /  Nina Simone  /  “Little Girl Blue”
  • LAURA  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Portrait Of Kevin Mahogany”
  • THE BAD IN EVERY MAN  /  The Attic Band  /  “Blue Moon”
  • BLUE MOON  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session”
  • LI’L DARLIN’  /  Count Basie  /  “Standing Ovation”
  • LI’L DARLIN’  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • DON’T DREAM OF ANYBODY BUT ME  /  Bobby Darin  /  “This Is Darin”
  • THE BLUEST KIND OF BLUE  /  Hetty Kate  /  “11:60 PM”
  • PARKER’S MOOD  /  Marion Cowings  /  “Sing A Song Of Bird”
  • CUTE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ann-Margaret  /  “Songs From The Swinger”
  • SOPHISTICATED LADY  /  Ben Webster  /  “Compact Jazz: The Verve Years”
  • SOPHISTICATED LADY  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Bennett Sings Ellington/Hot & Cool”
  • DAT DERE  /  Bobby Timmons  /  “In Person”
  • DAT DERE  /  Sheila Jordan  /  “Portrait Of Sheila Jordan”
  • STOLEN MOMENTS & MURDER BY NUMBERS  /  Frank Zappa & Sting  /  “Broadway The Hard Way”
  • STOLEN MOMENTS  /  Mark Murphy  /  Love Is What Stays”
  • OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Gretje Angell  /  “In Any Key”
  • I GUESS I’LL HAVE TO CHANGE MY PLANS  /  Mel Torme & Jonathan Schwatrz  /  “Mel Torme & Friends”
  • MIDNIGHT SUN  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Lush Life”
  • WALTZ FOR DEBBY  /  Paul Jost  /  “Breaking Through”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie”
  • I REMEMBER CLIFFORD  /  Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “Still Live”
  • WHEN OCTOBER GOES  /  Barry Manilow  /  “2:00 AM Paradise Café”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LIGHTBULB MOMENTS” (11.13.21)

15 Nov

They don’t happen often and they don’t happen to everyone. But if one does happen to you, it could change your life. Of course I’m talking about an IRS audit. Of course I’m not talking about an IRS audit. I’m talking about those out-of-the-blue, eye opening moments of inspiration or maybe self-discovery. One thing: they’re always moments of clarity. I don’t know what you call them: Serendipity? Intuition? Divine Intervention? Years and years of therapy? I called them something else this week. I called them Lightbulb Moments because that’s how I could get two-hours of music out of them – tossing in a few personal lightbulb moments that changed my own musical life.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT LOVE  /  The Jimmy Stahl Big Band w/ Genevieve-Renee Bisson  /  “I Just Found Out About Love”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Accentuate The Positive”
  • I USED TO BE COLOR BLIND  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • I NEVER KNEW  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Swing Along With Me”
  • HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • ON A CLEAR DAY  /  Tuck & Patti  /  “Love Warriors”
  • DETOUR AHEAD  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirting With Twilight”
  • IF I WERE A BELL  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • NESSUN DORMA  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Marie Osmond  /  “Nessun Dorma”
  • ARTISTRY IN RHYTHM  /  Stan Kenton  /  “At The Las Vegas Tropicana”
  • YOU TURNED THE TABLES ON ME  /  Cyrille Aimee & Mchael Valeanu  /  “I’ll Be Seeing You”
  • THERE’LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Life Is Beautiful”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Kellye Gray  /  “KG3 Live At The Bugle Boy”
  • UNTIL I MET YOU  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • I WAS A FOOL TO LET YOU GO  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Helen Merrill m /  “Live At Nalen”
  • WE THE PEOPLE  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Who’s The Old Man Now?”
  • IT ONLY HAPPENS ONCE  /  Samara Joy  /  “Samara Joy”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Bill Evans  /  “Waltz For Debby”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Boz Scaggs  /  “But Beautiful: Standards Vol. 1”
  • MEANING OF THE BLUES  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • BECAUSE WE’RE KIDS  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “The Rebecca Kilgore Trio Vol. 1”
  • BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU?  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Mr. Brown Goes To Washington”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “IT’S THAT TIME!” (11.6.21)

8 Nov

Something unusual and special happened this weekend. No, my show wasn’t organized and coherent. I said, unusual and special, I didn’t say anything about a miracle. If you’ve been examining or reexamining your life, you’ve probably thought. “Wouldn’t it be great if I could turn back the clock?” Well, this was  your night! The end of Daylight Saving Time.  Time to Fall behind and turn the clocks back an hour. So as what I’m calling a public service, I offered some reminders about turning back the clocks and a few suggestions for what to do with that extra hour. So what I’m calling a good time was had by all. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Rebecka Toernqvist  /  “The Stockholm Kaza Sessions”
  • FIVE MINUTES MORE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TIME IT WAS  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant  /  “Woman Child”
  • A TIME FOR LOVE  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Pointless Nostalgia”
  • MOONLIGHT SAVING TIME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • ONE O’CLOCK JUMP  /  Count Basie  /  “Basie At Birdland”
  • THREE O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING  /  Beegie Adair with Jaimee Paul  /  “Vintage Jazz”
  • THREE O’CLOCK BLUES  /  Jimmy Smith & B.B. King  /  “Dot Com Blues”
  • SO LITTLE TIME (SO MUCH TO DO)  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Sentimental Streak”
  • GOOGLEABLE  /  Ori Dagan  /  “Less Than Three”
  • EARLY IN THE MORNING  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Cyndi Lauper with B. B. King & Allen Toussaint  /  “Memphis Blues”
  • NINE O’CLOCK  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • MIDNIGHT SUN  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “How Long Has This Been Going On”
  • COUNT DOWN  /  Count Basie  /  “Basie Plays Hefti”
  • FIVE O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING  /  Joe Williams & Count Basie  /  “Everyday I Have The Blues”
  • IT’S ALWAYS 4 AM  /  Judy Roberts  /  “The Other World”
  • EVENIN’  /  Tony Bennett & Ray Charles  /  “Playin’ With My Friends”
  • 11:60 PM  /  Hetty Kate  /  “11:60 PM”
  • ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS  /  Carly Simon  /  “My Romance”
  • SAVE THAT TIME  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Double Rainbow”
  • TIME IS A FUNNY THING  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Some Of That Sunshine”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Mark Winkler & David Benoit  /  “Mark Winkler & David Benoit”
  • TIME TO GO  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Don’t Be So Blue”
  • GIVE ME TIME  /  Doris Day & Andre Previn  /  “Duet”
  • TIME YOU OLD GYPSY  /  Julius LaRosa  /  “It’s A Wrap!”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HALLOWEEN PARTY 2021”

1 Nov

It’s that time again, time when ghastly, ghostly white apparitions appear. The living dead, their eyes open but unseeing, their mouths moving but they say nothing. I know, I just described the U.S. Senate, but that’s not what the show was about this week. I served up a bobbing bucket full of great ghoulish songs at the annual Turntable for One Halloween party! And, best of all, I got to play my favorite game. When Trick Or Treaters came to the door, I got to guess who they were dressed up to be and give them an appropriate song. (Professional tip: This also saves a ton of money on candy.) 

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

  • HALLOWEEN SPOOKS  /  Lambert, Hendricks, And Ross  /  “The Hottest Group In Jazz”
  • SPOOKY  /  Anne Farnsworth  /  “Sealed With A Kiss”
  • (Mark Zuckerberg)  /  I WANT TO BE EVIL  /  Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings  /  “Groovin’”
  • I PUT A SPELL ON YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “I Put A Spell On You”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ultimate Sinatra”
  • (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)  /  YOU’RE GONNA HEAR FROM ME  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Confessions”
  • (Joe Biden)  /  WHAT DID I HAVE THAT I DON’T HAVE NOW  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Great Songs From Stage & Screen”
  • BEWITCHED  /  Pamela Luss & Houston Person  /  “Bewitched”
  • JEEPERS CREEPERS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Hayley  Mills  /.  “Let’s Get Together With Hayley Mills”
  • DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD  /  Lou Levy  /  “I’m Old Fashioned”
  • (Krysten Sinema & Joe Manchin)  /  UNDECIDED  /  Cyrille Aimee & New Orleans Jazz Orchestra  /  “Petite Fleur”
  • I’M JUST A HUNGRY MAN  /  Mark Winkler  /  “I’m Just A Hungry Man”
  • HAUNTED HEART  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “Hearts And Minds”
  • CANDY  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • (Marjorie Taylor Greene)  /  YOUR MIND IS ON VACATION  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend: Live In California”
  • I’D RATHER BE BURNED AS A WITCH  /  Rene Marie  /  “I Wanna Be Evil”
  • I’M LIKE A NEW BROOM  /  Jonathan Schwartz  /  “Alone Together”
  • COME FLY WITH ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love”
  • (Kamala Harris)  /  IT’S KIND OF LONESOME OUT TONIGHT  /  Anais Reno  /  “Lovesome Thing”
  • THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  Tony Bennett & Dave Brubeck  /  “Bennett & Brubeck: The White House Sessions”
  • THE HOUSE IS HAUNTED  /  Holly Cole  /  “Holly Cole”
  • I DON’T STAND A GHOST OF A CHANCE WITH YOU  /  Count Basie  /  “Basic Basie”
  • GHOST OF YESTERDAY  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • A LITTLE TASTE  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Confession”
  • (Liz Cheney)  /  BY MYSELF  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Let Yourself Go”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • 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 but 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 “SINGING THEIR PRAISES” (10.9.21)

10 Oct

Don’t you love it when Nat Cole sings one of his signature songs, for instance, Smile? Someone else sang that this week. What about any recordings of Sinatra singing Angel Eyes? Someone else sang that too, because this week great singers and musicians paid tribute to other great singers and musicians in a two-hour love fest of “Singing Their Praises.” I also tossed in a few of the originals lest we forget how original their music was.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE RULES OF THE ROAD  /  Yannick Bovy  /  “Celebrates Nat King Cole”
  • SMILE  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Unforgettable”
  • I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Ballads”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  John Coltrane  /  “Ballads”
  • LUSH LIFE  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Dedicated To You”
  • BLOSSOM  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Me & Phil”
  • SUDDENLY IN WALKED BUD  /  Carmen McRae  /  “The Look Of Love”
  • DJANGO  /  The Modern Jazz Quartet  /  “Scandinavia, April 1960”
  • I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Shirley Horn  /  “I Remember Miles”
  • A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP  /  Mark Murphy  /  “A Beautiful Friendship: Remembering Shirley Horn”
  • STOLEN MOMENTS  /  Nancy Kelly  /  “Remembering Mark Murphy”
  • EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • DUKE ELLINGTON’S SONG OF LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Double Rainbow”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Jackie Ryan & Terry Gibbs  /  “Grand Masters of Swing”
  • TAKE IT FROM ME  /  Gerry Gibbs  /  “Songs From My Father”
  • YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “One More For The Road”
  • YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Perfectly Frank”
  • I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Love For Sale”
  • I REMEMBER CLIFFORD  /  Dinah Washington  /  “The Queen!”
  • I REMEMBER CLIFFORD  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Still Live”
  • HEART’S DESIRE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LOTSA LUCK” (10.2.21)

3 Oct

Good luck, best of luck, lucky day, lucky duck, lucky dog, lucky devil, all the luck, with a little bit of luck,  lucky charm, beginners luck, just my luck – are you seeing a pattern here? I saw a musical theme.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LUCKY BE A LADY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Best Of Vegas”
  • LUCKY  /  Molly Johnson  /  “Lucky”
  • I’M JUST A LUCKY SO AND SO  /  Dr. John and the WDR Big Band  /  “Big Band Voodoo”
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Samara Joy  /  “Samara Joy
  • DON’T YOU WANT TO GET LUCKY?  /  Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums  /  “Some Like It Hot”
  • MR. LUCKY  /  Buddy Rich Big Band  /  “Mercy, Mercy”
  • AIN’T THAT A KICK IN THE HEAD  /  Dean Martin  /  “Dean Martin: The Capitol Recordings”
  •  HE’S FUNNY THAT WAY  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME  /  Lorez Alexandria  /   “Singing Songs Everyone Knows”
  • THIS IS MY LUCKY DAY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Anthony Perkins  /  “From My Heart”
  • LUCKY IN LOVE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Little Girl Blue”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Tony Bennett & Diana Krall  /  “Spotify Singles”
  • BAD LUCK  /  Dinah Washington  /  “Walkman Jazz Dinah Washington Sings The Blues”
  • BUT NOT FOR ME  /  Joe Pesci & Joey DeFrancisco  /  “Falling in Love Again”
  • CHEEK TO CHEEK  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • SWEET LORRAINE  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • YOU ARE MY LUCKY STAR  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Petula Clark  /  “You Are My Lucky Star”
  • BLUESETTE  /  Toots Thielemans  /  “Live”
  • THAT LUCKY OLD SUN  /  k.d. Lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art of Dreaming”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Lucky Thompson  /  “Soul’s Nite Out”
  • IF I’M LUCKY  /  Melody Gardot, Charlie Haden Quartet West  /  “Sophisticated Ladies”
  • I’VE GOT BEGINNER’S LUCK  /  Pinky Winters  /  “Let’s Be Buddies”
  • YOU ARE TOO BEAUTIFUL  /  John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman  /  “John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman”
  • TIME AFTER TIME  /  Morgana King  /  “Tender Moments”
  • LUCKY TO ME BE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Company I Keep”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE TELEPHONE” (9.25.21)

26 Sep

This was the week of WMNR’s Fall Fundraising Drive and many of the broadcasters and staff took to the airwaves to ask, cajole, exhort, plead, beg for listeners to call in to make a pledge. I tried to be a little more laid back, subtle, and subliminal, playing songs with telephone in the title or lyrics. Plus I also asked, cajoled, exhorted, etc., etc. to make a few buck for the station. Wondering what Just In Time and The Party’s Over has to do with the telephone? I refer you to the synopsis of Bells Are Ringing.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • CALL ME  /  Andy James  /  “Tu Amor”
  • ALL ALONE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Sassy Swings Again”
  • YOU DON’T CALL ME  /  Simone Kopmajer  /  “My Favorite Songs”
  • JELLY, JELLY  /  Billy Eckstine & Count Basie  /  “Count Basie & Friends 100th Birthday Bash”
  • BLESS THE TELEPHONE  /  Nicky Schrire  /  “Space & Time”
  • HELLO, MA  BABY  /  Julian Yeo  /  “1923”
  • I’M CHECKING OUT GOOMBYE  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Strictly Romancin”
  • SATIN DOLL  /  Phish  /  “Live Phish”
  • THE TELEPHONE SONG  /  Gemma Sherry  /  “Music To Dream To”
  • HALLELUJAH I LOVE HER SO  /  Ray Charles  /  “Live At l’Olympia”
  • TEA FOR TWO  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Freda Payne & Kurt Elling  /  “Let There Be Love”
  • A PHONE CALL TO THE PAST  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “From Broken Hearts To The Blue Skies”
  • CHANGE PARTNERS  /  Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim  /  “Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings”
  • JUST IN TIME  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At The Village Gate”
  • BASEBALL  /  Bob Newhart  /  “Off The Record”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • IT’S ALWAYS 4 A.M.  /  Judy Roberts  /  “The Other World”
  • THESE FOOLISH THINGS  /  Aaron Neville  /  “The Grand Tour”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • I AIN’T GOT NOTHING BUT THE BLUES  /  Kenny Washington  /  “What’s The Hurry”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Just One Of Those Things”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HOLIDAYS I MISSED” (9.18.21)

20 Sep

Do you know how many holidays I missed during my show’s two-month summer hiatus? You probably don’t because you have real lives and don’t spend your week desperately trying to think of some kind of ironic new musical theme.  But this week I told the audience to forget their night caps and put on their party hats while I celebrated Holidays That I Missed. (By the way: all of these holidays are real.)

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

  • (Aug. 24 – Amelia Earhart Day)  /  COME FLY WITH ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love”
  • (July 10 – Teddy Bear Picnic Day)  /  THE TEDDY BEARS’ PICNIC  /  Bing Crosby  /  “Musical Moments To Remember”
  • (Aug 10 – National Lazy Day)  /  LAZY AFTERNOON  /  Joyce Lyons  /  “Sooner Or Later”
  • (July 29 – National Rain Day)  /  INTO EACH LIFE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • (Aug 1 – National Friends Day)  /  YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • (July 21 – National Junk Food Day)  /  HUNGRY MAN  /  Mark Winkler  /  “West Coast Cool”
  • (Aug 16 – National Chant At The Moon Day)  /  MOON RAY  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Dream”
  • (Aug 12- National Middle Child Day)  /  NUAGES  /  Anat Cohen  /  “Django Festival All Stars 2012”
  • (July 11 – Cheer Up The Lonely Day)  /  SMILE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  George Benson  /  “Inspiration: A Tribute Nat King Cole”
  • (Aug 27 – National Just Because Day)  /  I DOUBLE DARE YOU  /  Terry Waldo & Tatiana Eve-Marie  /  “I Double Dare You”
  • (Aug 16 – National Airborne Day)  /  DOWN HERE ON THE GROUND  /  Mark Murphy  /  “The Dream”
  • (Aug 8 – National Cat Day)  /  THE ALLEY CAT SONG  /  Gemma Sherry  /  “Let’s Get Serious”
  • (July 26 – All or Nothing Day)  /  ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL  /  Jack Jones  /  “Seriously Frank”
  • (July 27 – National Scotch Day)  /  SCOTCH AND SODA  /  Amanda Carr  /  “Carr Toons”
  • (Aug 15 – National Relax Day)  /  RELAX  /  Cormac Kenevy  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • (July 7 – National Tell The Truth Day)  /  THE MOMENT OF TRUTH  /  Marion Montgomery  /  “Lovin’ Is Livin”
  • (Aug 12 – National Vinyl Day)  /  NAIMA  /  Charles Lloyd  /  “Autumn In New York”
  • (Aug 4 – National Single Working Woman’s Day)  /  SWEETHEART  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Great City”
  • (August 20 – National Radio Day)  /  BABY’S REQUEST  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • (Aug 13 – National Blame Someone Else Day)  /  DON’T BLAME ME  /  Stephanie Nakasian  /  “Show Me The Way To Get Out Of This World”
  • (Aug 3 – Tony Bennett’s Birthday)  /  I GOT LOST IN HER ARMS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • (Sept. 3 Global Whistling Competition)  /  ANYONE CAN WHISTLE  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Something Good”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO NEW YORK” (9.11.21)

12 Sep

First show of my 12th season. It was great to be back. But, as reluctant as I am to admit it, the day was certainly not about me. It was September 11th. So for New York, and for anyone and everyone with scars on their heart for what happened on that day twenty years ago, I played songs celebrating the indomitable spirit, the complexity, and the inspiration that is New York City. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • TAKE THE “A” TRAIN  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Sophisticated Lady”
  • LULLABY OF BROADWAY  /  Tony Bennett & The Chicks  /  “Duets An American Classic”
  • MANHATTAN  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • MANHATTAN  /  Sara Bareilles  /  “Brave Enough: Live At The Variety Playhouse”
  • THE ZABAR SHUFFLE  /  Aaron Weinstein  /  “3×3”
  • NEW YORK’S MY HOME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Lazy Afternoon”
  • IN A NEW YORK MINUTE  /  Ian Shaw  /  A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • BROOKLYN BRIDGE  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Great City”
  • NEW YORK NEW YORK  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  David Hasselhoff  /  “David Hasselhoff Sings America”
  • SUNDAY IN NEW YORK  /  Kelly Green  /  “Life Rearranged”
  • BIG APPLE CONTEST  /  Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Swing Out”
  • NEW YORK CITY BLUES  /  Sammy Davis Jr. & Count Basie  /  “Our Shining Hour”
  • TAKE ME BACK TO MANHATTAN  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Still on The Road”
  • ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK  /  Sting  /  “Live In Berlin”
  • AUTUMN IN NEW YORK  /  Charlie Parker  /  “Charlie Parker For Lovers”
  • BROADWAY  /  Greta Matassa  /  “I Wanna Be Loved”
  • KILLED A CAT  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Silver Morning”
  • LULLABY OF BIRDLAND  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Mariah Carey  /  “The Rarities”
  • A HEART IN NEW YORK  /  Art Garfunkel  /  “The Concert In Central Park”
  • HARLEM ON MY MIND  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Harlem On My Mind”
  • DO YOU MISS NEW YORK?  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “At The Algonquin”
  • NEW YORK STATE OF MIND  /  Nancy Kelly  /  “Born To Swing”
  • AN AMERICAN TUNE  /  Kurt Elling  /  “1619 Broadway/The Brill Building Project”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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