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PLAYLIST FOR “WHAT I DID ON MY SUMMER VACATION” – SEASON PREMIER (9.1.18)

2 Sep

I’m back! And this week I shared songs about some of the things I saw and did during Turntable For One’s  two-month hiatus. Of course, I also checked to see if the audience did their homework and listened to the summer listening assignment I gave them in June. I think this is the only radio show you can take Pass/Fail.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE THINGS WE DID LAST SUMMER  /  Nancy Wilson & George Shearing  /  “The Swingin’s Mutual”
  • LUCK BE A LADY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Rat Pack: Live At The Sands”
  • SUNDAY DRIVING  /  The Gil Evans Project  /  “Live At The Jazz Standard”
  • SUNDAY IN NEW YORK  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Wild, Cool, and Swingin’
  • MOUNTAIN GREENERY  /  Laura Taylor  /  “Mountain Greenery”
  • HURRY IT’S LOVELY UP HERE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • GOLDBERG  /  Camile Bertault  /  Pas de geant”
  • SPIDERMAN  /  Randy Waldman  /  “Superheroes”
  • CRY IF YOU WANT TO  /  Holly Cole Trio  /  “The Best of Holly Cole”
  • DRINKIN’ STEIN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Sly Stallone  /  “Rhinestone Soundtrack”
  • DEAR OLD STOCKHOLM  /  Stan Getz & Chet Baker  /  “The Stockholm Concerts”
  • LOVE MAKES THE CHANGES  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “On My Way to You”
  • I’M ALL SMILES  /  Riltons Vanner  /  “Japanmix”
  • HAPPY TALK  /  Christina Gustafsson  /  “My Move”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  •  LAZIN’ AROUND  /  Kate Reid  /  “The Heart Already Knows”
  • GIANT STEPS  /  Arturo Sandoval & Michel Legrand  /  “Dream Come True”
  • PROCRASTINATING AGAIN  /  Cali Rose  /  “Cali Rose Gets Goofy”
  • THIS CAN’T BE LOVE  /  John Doakes  /           “Forever Reasons”
  • LET ME LOVE YOU  /  Lauren Henderson  /  “Armame”
  • ALFIE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • I DON’T MIND A BIT  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “You’ll Never Know”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Tony DeSare & Ed Decker  /  “One For My Baby”
  • TODAY I SING THE BLUES  /  Aretha Franklin  /  “Aretha’s Jazz”
  • WE’RE ALL IN THE DANCE  /  Rachel Caswell  /  “We’re All In The Dance”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “SUMMER LISTENING ASSIGNMENTS” THE SEASON FINALE (6.30.18

30 Jun

I’ll be off the air for July and August, pre-empted by live concerts from Tanglewood. So, once again, as a goodbye treat, I offered listeners music to listen to during the summer which we can discuss when I return in September (I expect complete essays with full bibliographies). I’m sure America will be great again by the time I get back. In truth I just hope we survive to see the Fall.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • INTO EACH LIFE  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • IT’S A GOOD DAY  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Live”
  • YOU LEAVE ME BREATHLESS  /  John Doakes  /  “Forever Reasons”
  • BLUE MOON  /  Allegra Levy  /  “Looking At The Moon”
  • TRAVELING LIGHT  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving Me Crazy”
  • SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT  /  Diane Marino  /  “Soul Serenade”
  • THE TEXTING SONG  /  Dave Tull  /  “Texting & Driving”
  • LET ME LOVE YOU  /  Lauren Henderson  /  “Armame”
  • CAN’T KEEP IT INSIDE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Benedict Cumberbatch  /  “August Osage County” Soundtrack
  • I WANT YOUR LOVE  /  Sarah Lancman & Toku  /  “A Contretemps”
  • NATURE BOY / John Coltrane / “The Lost Album”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At Zardi’s”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross  /  “The Hottest New Group In Jazz”
  • NIGHT IN TUNISIA  /  Stacey & Alan Schulman  /  “As Is”
  • YOU GO TO MY HEAD  /  Tony DeSare & Ed Decker  /  “One For My Baby”
  • NOT MY TIME  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Erroll Garner  /  “Night Concert”
  • BLUE DRAG  /  Linda Carone  /  “Black Moonlight”
  • CHICKADEE ‘N COCKADOODLEDOO  /  Annie Sellick  /  “Annie & The Hot Club
  • ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT  /  Paul Buchanan & Chris Botti  /  “To Love Again”
  • I CAN’T SEE FOR LOOKIN’  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “You’ll Never Know”
  • THAT AFTERNOON IN HARLEM  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Company I Keep”
  • MICKEY MOUSE MARCH  /  Julie London  /  Nice Girls Don’t Stay For Breakfast”
  • SIGNING OFF  /  Helen Merrill  /  “You’ve Got A Date With The Blues”
  • 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 “MISS YOU, MR. MERCER” (5.26.18)

28 May

This week, almost on the anniversary of his death, I barely scratched the surface of Johnny Mercer’s 1400 songs.  A valiant effort, a daunting task, but a couple hours of great music.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MISS YOU MR. MERCER  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • DAY IN DAY OUT  /  Nat King Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Johnny Mercer Songbook”
  • THE DAYS OF WINE & ROSES  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Live At The Bugle Boy”
  • JEEPERS CREEPERS  /  Julius LaRosa  /  “Julius LaRosa”
  • COME RAIN OR COME SHINE/  Nancy LaMott  /  “Come Rain Or Come Shine”
  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Sammy Davis & Count Basie  /  “Our Shining Hour”
  • TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS  /  Helen Merrill  /  “Casa Forte”
  • WHATCHA MA CALL IT  /  Johnny Mercer  /  “Moon River”
  • EMILY  /  Bill Evans Trio  /  “Turn Out The Stars”
  • SATIN DOLL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  The Coasters  /  “Johnny Mercer Covers”
  • MY NEW CELEBRITY IS YOU  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • TRAV’LIN’ LIGHT  /  Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “You’re Driving me Crazy”
  • LAURA  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Portrait of Kevin Mahogany”
  • LAZYBONES  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Sister Orchid”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  Jazzmeia Horn  /  “A Social Call”
  • DREAM  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ringo Starr  /  “Sentimental Journey”
  • WHEN OCTOBER GOES  /  Barry Manilow  /  “2:00 AM Paradise Café”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Bye Bye Blackbird”
  • DRINKING AGAIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The World We Knew”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Tony DeSare  /  “One For My Baby”
  • SKYLARK  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • AND SO TO BED  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “John Pizzarelli Salutes Johnny Mercer”
  •  PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “COMING & GOING” (4.7.18)

9 Apr

Get the feeling these days you don’t know whether you’re coming or going? This show didn’t make things better because that what all the music was about. Not helpful? Hey – Do I look like Dr. Phil?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album title

  • SOMETHING’S COMING  /  Lilly Thornton  /  “Something’s Coming”
  • COME FLY WITH ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • COME DANCE WITH ME  /  Diana Krall  /  “From This Moment On”
  • I’M GONNA MOVE TO THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWN  /  Ray Charles  /  “United We Swing: The Best Of The JALC Galas”
  • YOU CAME A LONG WAY FROM ST. LOUIS  /  Peggy Lee & George Shearing  /  “Beauty & The Beat”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We met?”
  • COMES LOVE  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “French Fries & Champagne”
  • HELLO I MUST BE GOING  /  Groucho Marx  /  “Comedy Tonight: The Golden Age”
  • COME BACK TO ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • GOIN’ OUT OF MY HEAD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Pat Collins  /  “The Hip Hypnotist”
  • THE BEST IS YET TO COME  /  Delicatessen Jazz  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • GONE, GONE, GONE  /  Miles Davis  /  “Porgy & Bess”
  • GO TO HELL  /  Nina Simone  /  “Silk & Soul”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • COME RUNNIN’  /  Lena Horne  /  “Lena Horne At The Waldorf Astoria”
  • GONE WITH THE WIND  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At Zardi’s”
  • BABY WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ricky Nelson  /  “More Songs By Ricky”
  • I’M GONNA GO FISHIN’  /  Carol Welsman  /  “I Like Men”
  • DON’T GO TO STRANGERS  /  Arthur Prysock & Count Basie  /  “Arthur Prysock/Count Basie”
  • IF YOU GO AWAY  /  Inger Marie Gunderson  /  “By Myself”
  • ANYTHING GOES  /  Calabira Foti  /  “In The Still Of The Night”
  • YOU GO TO MY HEAD  /  Tony DeSare & Edward Decker  /  “One For My Baby”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • AND SO IT GOES  /  Gavin Hope  /  “For All We Know”
  • TIME TO GO  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Dreams”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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