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PLAYLIST FOR “SUMMER DESTINATIONS” (6.23.18)

23 Jun

I couldn’t find any songs about where I’ll be heading this summer – a sensory deprivation tank – but I did find some excellent songs about other places to go on a summer vacation.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ROUTE 66  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • DREAMSVILLE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Summertime”
  • STOCKHOLM SWEETNIN’  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “You Got What It Takes”
  • THAT’S NO JOKE  /  Diane Marino  /  “Soul Serenade”
  • CITY OF THE ANGELS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • GOING TO CHICAGO  /  Barbara Morrison  /  “Live At The 9:20 Special”
  • MY BUICK, MY LOVE, AND I  /  Seth MacFarlane & Elizabeth Gillies  /  “In Full Swing”
  • TWO FOR THE ROAD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Linda Lavin  /  “Possibilities”
  • SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • THROUGH THE WINDOWS OF CARS  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Jackie & Roy Forever”
  • SPRINGSVILLE  /  Miles Davis  /  “Miles Ahead”
  • MENILMONTANT  /  Avalon Jazz Band  /  “I Wish You Love”
  • PLEASE CONSIDER ME  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • HUNGRY MAN  /  Mark Winkler  /  “West Coast Cool”
  • THE ICE HOTEL  /  Stacey Kent  /  Breakfast On The Morning Tram”
  • A FOGGY DAY  /  Van Morrison  /  “Versatile”
  • I KNOW THE WAY TO BROOKLYN  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Dooji Wooji”
  • I’M ALWAYS DRUNK IN SAN FRANCISCO  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “Live Session”
  • ALL THROUGH SPRING AND SUMMER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tuesday Weld
  • SCATSVILLE  /  John Proulx  /  “Say It”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Bye Bye Blackbird”    
  • LOVE ON A GREYHOUND BUS  /  Janet Planet  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • AMERICA  /  Simon & Garfunkel  /  “Bookends”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Favorites From A Long Walk”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “GRADUATION DAY” (6.16.18)

16 Jun

How about 2 hours of intelligent and coherent and compact commencement speeches and graduation messages without having to sit in the sun and wait two hour to see your kid walk across the stage and graduate in 15 seconds? Don’t try to thank me. Just doing my job. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • ON A CLEAR DAY  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live At Laren Jazz Festival 1975”
  • SWINGING ON A STAR  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Playground”
  • TAKE A BITE  /  Margaret Whiting  /  “The Lady’s In Love With You!”
  • THIS FUNNY WORLD  /  Ian Shaw  /  “Taking It To Hart”
  • BITTER WITH THE SWEET  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • MR. KICKS  /  Gregory Generet  /  “2 OF A Kind”
  • YOU KNOW WHO!  /  Amy Cervini  /  “No One Ever Tells You”
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Merry Go Round”
  • YOUNG AT HEART  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Peggy March  /  “Get Happy”
  • BIG BAD WORLD  /  The Real Group  /  “Commonly Unique”
  • EVERYBODY SAYS DON’T  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • WHERE DO YOU GO  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson  /  “Two’s Company”
  • I’M NOT TALKING  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles”
  • WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Dreams In Apartments”
  • EV’RYBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “My Kind of Broadway”
  • THE GREAT CITY  /  Lauren Henderson  /  “Armame”
  • HOUSE OF GOLD  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • SPARKLE AND SHINE  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bill Nighy   /  “Arthur Christmas Soundtrack”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • STAY HIP  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Jazz & Other Four-Letter Words”
  • THROW IT AWAY  /  Mollie O’Brien  /  “Things I Gave Away”
  • LISTEN HERE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Dave Frishberg Classics”
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • SACK FULL OF DREAMS  /  Mark Murphy  /  “September Ballads”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HOME SWEET HOME” (6.9.18)

10 Jun

I couldn’t get to the studio this week, so I recorded the show at home. I couldn’t think of an unexpected, ironic, thought-provoking theme this week, so I went with what I know. At least I didn’t play “Home On The Range.” You can thank me for that. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WOULDN’T IT BE LOVERLY?  /  Shirley Horn  /  “I Love You Paris”
  • MY BLUE HEAVEN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session”
  • NO MORE BLUES  /  Roberta Gambarini  /  “Easy To Love”
  • EVERY NIGHT  /  Joe Williams  /  “Me & The Blues”
  • CHEZ MOI  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Professional Dreamer”
  • PAJAMAS  /  Livingston Taylor  /  Unsolicited Material”
  • SMALL HOUSE  /  Jo Lawry  /  “I Want To Be Happy”
  • BABY DREAM YOUR DREAM  /  Tony DeSare  /  “Want You”
  • THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Nancy Sinatra  /  “California Girl”
  • TV BLUES  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • THE BOY NEXT DOOR  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “Art Attack”
  • A COTTAGE FOR SALE  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Just One Of Those Things”
  • THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina At The Village Gate”
  • TEA FOR TWO  /  Thelonious Monk  /  “Criss Cross”
  • LET’S EAT HOME  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Still On The Road”
  • THE MASON  /  David Patrick Kelly  /  “Working”
  • LET’S TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME  /  Chris Connor  /  “Classic”
  • LONG WAY HOME  /  Kat Edmonson & Lyle Lovett  /  “Way Down Low”
  • NOBODY HOME  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • THE HOUSE IS HAUNTED BY YOUR LAST GOODBYE  /  Holly Cole  /  “Holly Cole”
  • GOT TO GET HOME SO I CAN SEE MY CHILDREN  /  Dave Tull  /  “I Just Want To Get Paid”
  • ANY PLACE I HANG MY HAT IS HOME  /  Petra van Nuis & Andy Brown  /  “Lessons Lyrical”
  • HOME  /  Maria Schneider Orchestra  /  “The Thompson Fields”
  • HOME  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME  /  Selena Evangeline & Bill King  /  “Left Alone”
  • THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Astoria: Portrait Of The Artist”
  • 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 “DUETS WEEK” (4.21.18)

22 Apr

There’s strength in numbers, right? So this must have been one of my strongest shows ever because ever song sung was sung by two singers. Plus the instrumentals were duets, too. I even invited a co-host to join me behind the mic – Alexa, the artificial intelligence assistant. That didn’t go exactly as I thought it would. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or album Title

  • TAKES TWO TO TANGO  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • I’M CONFESSIN’  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • MOUNTAIN GREENERY  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Echoes”
  • ALL ROUTE 66 DAY TRIPPER BLUES  /  Billy Brandt & Carrie Wick /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Jamie Cullum & Laura Mvula  /  “Interlude”
  • LITTLE LULU  /  Bill Evans  /  “Further Conversations With Myself”
  • IF I HAD A TALKING PICTURE OF YOU  /  Seth MacFarlane & Norah Jones  /  “In Full Swing”
  • THE BEST THING FOR YOU  /  Mark Murphy & Sheila Jordan  /  “Songbook”
  • GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Anna Wilson & Keith Urban  /  “Countrypolitan Duets”
  • THANKS FOR THE MEMORY  /  Bob Hope & Shirley Ross  /  “Thanks For The Memory”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Gregory Porter  /  “Ella With The London Symphony Orchestra”
  • I BELIEVE SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT ME  /  Kevin Mahogany & Randy Travis  /  “Another Time Another Place”
  • FANCY MEETING YOU HERE  /  Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney  /  “Fancy Meeting You here”
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND  /  Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond  /  “1975: The Duets”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  Betty Carter & Carmen McRae   /  “Duets”
  • MY CUTIE’S DUE ON THE TWO-TO-TWO TODAY  /  Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer  /  “Two Of A Kind”
  • SLOW TALKER  /  Bob & Ray  /  “Bob & Ray: The Two And Only”
  • SAM’S SONG  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Bing Crosby & Gary Crosby  /  “Bing’s Golden Records”
  • PEEL ME A GRAPE  /  Blossom Dearie & Lyle Lovett  /  (Unreleased Single)
  • YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG  /  Curtis Stigers & Cyrille Aimee  /  “Hooray For Love”
  • SILLY HABITS  /  Mel Tormé & Janis Ian  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden  /  “Last Dance”
  • AMERICAN TUNE  /  Simon & Garfunkel  /  “The Concert In Central Park”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “THE BLUES” (4.14.18)

15 Apr

If you were a color, what color would you be? (You can think about that after you read the rest of this.) Last night, I was blue, all shades, all hues, all blues – and all swinging. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ALL BLUES  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Double Rainbow”
  • LADY SINGS THE BLUES  /  Billie Holiday  /  “The Carnegie Hall Concert”
  • MOOD INDIGO  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “In The Wee Small Hours”
  • BLUE TURNING GREY OVER YOU  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Harlem On My Mind”
  • THE BLUES DON’T CARE  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • STRAIGHT AHEAD  /  Jimmy Smith  /  “Bluesmith”
  • LEARNIN’ THE BLUES  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • JOE WILLIAMS BLUES  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At Zardi’s”
  • ME AND THE BLUES  /  Joe Williams  /  “Me & The Blues”
  • BLUE DRAG  /  Linda Carone  /  “Black Moonlight”
  • WHEN SUNNY GETS BLUE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jack Webb  /  “Just The Tracks, Ma’am”
  • TODAY I SING THE BLUES  /  Randy Crawford  /  “No Regrets”
  • EVERYDAY I HAVE THE BLUES  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving Me Crazy”
  • NO MORE BLUES  /  Roberta Gambarini  /  “Easy To Love”
  • BLEE BLOP BLUES  /  Count Basie  /  “Count Basie At Newport 1957”
  • BLUES ARE BREWIN  /  Weslia Whitfield  /  “Beautiful Love”
  • MISTY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tom Selleck  /  “Magnum P.I.”
  • WILD WOMEN DON’T GET THE BLUES  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant  /  “Dreams & Daggers
  • UNDECIDED BLUES  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Playin’ With My Friends”
  • FINE AND MELLOW  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At Town Hall”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Sarah Lancman & Michel Perez  /  “Dark”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Tony DeSare & Edward Derrick  /  “One for My Baby”
  • I GOT IT BAD  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • MEANING OF THE BLUES  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • GEORGIA ROSE  /  Gavin Hope  /  “For All We Know”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “NEVER SAY NEVER” – AN ARCHIVE RE-BROADCAST (RERUN) (3.31.18)

2 Apr

If there’s a rule about an exception to every rule, doesn’t that mean there must be a rule with no exception? Think about that as you look down the list of singers and songs helping me to break one of the tiresome rules I’ve heard my whole life – Never Say Never! Really? You try singing these songs without singing that word.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I NEVER LOVED ANYONE  /  Carol Sloane  /  “We’ll Meet Again”
  • I’LL NEVER BE THE SAME  /  Anna Sise  /  “But Beautiful”
  • NEVERTHELESS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice ‘N’ Easy”
  • NOW OR NEVER  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “The Best Of Love Songs”
  • IF WE NEVER MEET AGAIN  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. Lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • THE MIDNIGHT SUN WILL NEVER SET  /  Quincy Jones  /  “I Dig Dancers”
  • NEVER LET ME GO  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Never Let Me Go”
  • I’VE NEVER BEEN I LOVE BEFORE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ethan Hawke  /  “Born To Be Blue Soundtrack”
  • I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN  /  Rigmor Gustafsson & Jacky Terrasson Trio  /  “Close To You”
  • IF I NEVER GET TO PARIS  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Gin Fizz Fandango”
  • NEVER MAKE YOU MOVE TOO SOON  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Bill Henderson Live At The Vic”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Helen Merrill  /  “Live At Nalen”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Accentuate The Positive”
  • ONE NEVER KNOWS, DOES ONE?  /  Lily Frost  /  “Too Hot For Words”
  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant  /  “Dreams & Daggers”
  • I’LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN  /  Laila Biali  /  “Live In Concert”
  • YOU’LL NEVER KNOW  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Nat King Cole: The Ultimate Edition”
  • THE TWELFTH OF NEVER  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At Carnegie Hall”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Art Blakey  /  “Kyoto”
  • I NEVER MEANT TO HURT YOU  /  Audrey Martin  /  “Living Room”
  • THE PEOPLE THAT YOU NEVER GET TO LOVE  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “The People That You Never Get To Love”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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