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PLAYLIST FOR “TRIBUTE TO HAROLD ARLEN” (2.24.18)

26 Feb

Harold Arlen was born in February. I was not. But the differences don’t end there. He wrote more than 500 songs. I haven’t. And that’s not all. He’s dead and I’m not – hold on while I get a second opinion…

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Frank Sinatra  / “Ultimate Sinatra”
  • LET’S FALL IN LOVE  /  Diana Krall  /  “Live In Paris”
  • SLEEPIN’ BEE  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
  • I NEVER HAS SEEN SNOW  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Late Set”
  • COME RAIN OR SHINE  /  Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band  /  “At The Village Gate”
  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Sara Gazark  /  “Yours”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN  /  John Doaks  /  “Forever Reasons”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A HEART  /  Michelle Lordi  /  “Drive”
  • GET HAPPY  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • TODAY I LOVE EVERYBODY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Harold Arlen  /  “Harold Sings Arlen”
  • AS LONG AS I LIVE  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT GOODBYE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “The Complete Roulette Sarah Vaughan Studio Sessions”
  • OUT OF THIS WORLD  /  Tony Bennett & Stan Getz  /  “Jazz”
  • I GOT A RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES  /  Billie Holiday  /  “The Complete Billie Holiday On Verve”
  • IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • I WONDER WHAT BECAME OF ME  /  Toots Thielemans & Trijntje Oosterhuis  /  “One More For The Road”
  • WHEN THE SUN COMES OUT  /  Rahsaan Roland Kirk  /  “Relaxed Jazz”
  • HAPPY WITH THE BLUES  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Love Held Lightly”
  • HOORAY FOR LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Harold Arlen Songbook”
  • DOWN WITH LOVE  /  Janet Seidel  /  “Winter Moon”
  • EASY STREET  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Louis Armstrong & Gary Crosby  /  “The Decca Singles”
  • SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Great Voices Of Harlem”
  • THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY  /  Judy Garland  /  “Judy At Carnegie”
  • DON’T LIKE GOODBYES  /  Ed Reed  /  “The Song Is You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY” (4.29.17)

30 Apr

A day early (and always a dollar short), I celebrated International Jazz Day featuring some favorite and new-found international jazz singers; but I also found time to celebrate the centenary of the first lady of song, Ella Fitzgerald.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LET’S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Face The Music”
  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Roger Cicero  /  “Cicero Sings Sinatra”
  • BLUE SKIES  /  Johanna Sillanpaa  /  “This Side”
  • GEORGIA ROSE  /  Gavin Hope  /  “For All We Know”
  • EVERY TIME I’M WITH YOU  /  Nancy Lane  /  “Let Me Love You”
  • HELLO MY BABY  /  Julian Yeo  /  “1923”
  • I’M THROUGH WITH LOVE  /  Nicole Herzog  /  “Intimacy”
  • BING, BANG, BONG  /   (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Sophia Loren  /  “Houseboat Soundtrack”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • EVERYTHING  /  Ian Shaw  /  “The Theory Of Joy”
  • NO STRINGS  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • OH LOOK AT ME NOW  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • O BORQUINHO  /  Cristina Braga  /  Samba, Jazz, and Love”
  • I LOVE THE WAY YOU’RE BREAKING MY HEART  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • WATCH WHAT HAPPENS  /  Thomas Quastoff  /  “The Jazz Album”
  • TALK TO ME  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Inspiring Love”
  • CLAP ON THE 2 AND 4  /  Ori Dagan  /  “Clap On The 2 & 4”
  • CHEEK TO CHEEK  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella In Japan”
  • THE MAN I LOVE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Live In Berlin”
  • COMME CI, COMME CA  /  Zaz  /  “Recto Verso”
  • A KISS TO BUILD A DREAM ON  /  Jill Barber  /  “Jill Barber Sings The Standards”
  • I WONDER WHAT BECAME OF ME  /  Toots Thielemans & Trijnte Oosterhuis  /  “One More For The Road”
  • DON’T CARE MUCH  /  Clara Vuust  /  “Here’s To Love”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Interlude”
  • TIME AFTER TIME  /  Johanna Sillanpaa  /  “From This Side”
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  Laila Biali & Al Muirhead  /  “Northern Adventures”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “I HEAR DEAD PEOPLE” (1/21/17)

23 Jan

I paid tribute to some of the singers, musicians, arrangers, composers (and even a music producer) who died in 2016.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • YOUR MIND IS ON VACATION  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Best of Mose Allison”
  • SOOTHE ME  /  Toots Thielemans w/ Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • SEULE CE SOIR  /  Leo Marjane  /  “Essentiel”
  • LIVING WITHOUT YOU  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • LOVE THEME FROM SPARTACUS  /  Bill Evan w/ Jeremy Steig  /  “What’s New”
  • TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY  /  Bobby Vee  /  “The Legendary Masters”        
  • OH, WHAT A NIGHT  /  Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons  /  “The Very Best Of Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons”
  • CHAPEL OF LOVE  /  Dixie Cups  /   Chapel Of Love”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  George Michael  /  “Songs From The Last Century”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Johnny Mathis  /   The Essential Johnny Mathis”
  • VEM KAN SEGLA FORUTAN VIND  /  The Real Group w/ Toots Thielemans  /  “One For All”
  • MATZOH BALLS  /  Slim Gaillard  /  “Slim Gaillard Remastered”
  • DELICATESSEN  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • OSCAR BRAND INTERVIEWS DYLAN 
  • YOU GOTTA BELIEVE  /  Dan Hicks  /  “Strike It Rich”
  • WHEN YOU ARE NEAR  /  Bobby Hutcherson  /  “Happenings”
  • THEME FROM THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS  /  (Mystery Dead Vocalist)  /  Patty Duke  /  “Patty Duke Sings Songs From Valley Of The Dolls”
  • OSCAR MAYER WEINER SONG  / 
  • HOW INSENSITIVE  /  Frank Sinatra/Tom Jobim  /  “Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings”
  • I WAS A FOOL TO LET YOU GO  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • STORMY WEATHER  /  Kay Starr  /  “Kay Starr”
  • I’M OLD FASHIONED  /  Julius LaRosa  /  “Julius LaRosa”
  • THE PREACHER  /  Horace Silver  /  “The Best Of Horace Silver”
  • BIRD ON A WIRE  /  Leonard Cohen  /  “Live Songs”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MAGIC MANTRAS” (9.10.16)

10 Sep

Is that person who keeps saying the same thing over and over and over reciting his or her mantra or off his or her Lithium? Hard to tell. Whatever gets you through…hey, maybe that should be the universal mantra. Below are a sampling of others. You can’t go wrong with any of these songs or singers.

SONG TITLE   /  Artist  /  Album Or CD Title

  • KEEP SMILING AT TROUBLE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “60 Years” The Artistry of Tony Bennett
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “A Lazy Afternoon”
  • I DON’T WORRY ABOUT A THING  /  Mose Allison  /  “Mose In Your Ear”
  • BE COOL  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Take Love Easy”
  • STAY HIP  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Jazz & Other Four-Letter Words
  • TIME AND LOVE  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Time & Love”
  • A SHINE ON YOUR SHOES  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jerry Lewis  /  “Just Sings”
  • WATERS OF MARCH  /  Al Jarreau & Oleta Adams  /  “A Twist of Jobim”
  • EVERYTHING I DO GONH BE FUNKY  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “Secular Hymns”
  • WHILE I’M STILL YOUNG  /  Amanda Ambrose  /  “Amanda”
  • OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Toots Thielemans & Kenny Wheeler  /  “One More for The Road”
  • SO LITTLE TIME (SO MUCH TO DO)  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Sentimental Streak”
  • LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING  /  Leslie Odom Jr.  /  “Leslie Odom Jr.
  • REMEMBERING TO BREATHE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Dooji Wooji”       
  • MOTHER LOVE  /  Allan Harris  /  “Nobody’s Gonna Love you Better”
  • BIG BAD WORLD  /  The Real Group  /  “Commonly Unique”
  • EVERYBODY SAYS DON’T  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • PURE IMAGINATION  /  Fiona Apple
  • HAVE A GOOD TIME  /  Paul Simon  /  “Negotiations & Love Songs”
  • DON’T ASK ME WHY  /  Rosana Eckert & Terry Hankins  /  “Two For The Road”
  • DREAM  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice And Easy”
  • SECRET O’ LIFE  /  James Taylor  /  “Live”
  • EVERYTHING’S MOVING TOO FAST  /  Hetty Kate  /  “The Dan McLean Sextet Meets Hetty Kate”
  • HERE’S TO LIFE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “A Beautiful Friendship: Remembering Shirley Horn”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Jody Sandhaus  /  “A Fine Spring Morning”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “GONE FISHIN'” (6.28.16)

27 Jun

WMNR Fine Arts Radio was celebrating another Musical Theme Week, “Gone Fishin'”. So, of course, I jumped right in, since I’ve spent my life  fishing for the right words and angling for an original thought. Although I came up with just two songs actually about fishing, I found songs about fishing metaphors (see if you can guess which metaphor goes with which songs) and songs about taking off and going traveling in general.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or album Title

 

  • I’M GONNA GO FISHING  /  Peggy Lee  /  “The Best Of Peggy Lee”
  • THE FISHIN’ HOLE  /  Andy Griffith  /  “American Originals”
  • I WANT A LITTLE GIRL  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • GOOD BAIT  /  Amanda Carr  /  Soon”
  • AREN’T I CUTE?  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “It’s About Time”
  • SLAP THAT BASS  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “How Do You Keep The Music Playing?”
  • THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY  /  Judy Garland  /.  “Judy At Carnegie”
  •  LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • THE NIGHTSHIFT  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  /  “Unexpected Dreams”
  • DRINKING AGAIN  /  Sam Harris  /  “Standard Time / Different Stages?”
  • FAR AWAY PLACES  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • LET’S TAKE A WALK AROUND THE BLOCK  /  Mel Torme  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • LET’S GET AWAY FROM IT ALL  /  Morgana King  /  “This Is Always”
  • LET’S GO  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “The Hot Sardines”
  • I WISH I COULD GO TRAVELING AGAIN  /  Stacey Kent  /  Breakfast On The Morning Tram”
  • COME FLY WITH ME  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • ROUTE 66  /  Glen Frey  /  “After Hours”
  • SUNDAY AFTERNOON  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings”
  • LOVE ON A GREYHOUND BUS  /  Janet Planet  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Jimmy Scott  /  “Milestone Profiles: Jimmy Scott”
  • SLOW BOAT TO CHINA  /  Cleo Laine  /  “If We Lived On Top of a Mountain
  • UNDER PARIS SKIES  /  Toots Thielemans  /  “Chez Toots”
  • CHEZ MOI  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  •  THE COFFEE SONG  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  •  A FOGGY DAY  /  Audrey Bernstein  /  “Audrey Bernstein Loves Blue”
  •  MY LOVE WENT TO LONDON  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To The Ladies”
  • I’VE BEEN AROUND  /  Frank Sinatra Jr., Tierney Sutton, Pat Williams  /  “Home Suite Home”
  • IT’S NICE TO GO TRAV’LIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Fly With Me”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY” (4.30.2016)

3 May

We celebrated International Jazz Day with some of the best jazz singers and musicians in the world. But I also invited a number of international jazz singers and radio people to say hi to my audience and introduce one of their favorite singers or important influences. A good time was had by all – especially me.

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

  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  Anne Ducros  /  (France)  /  “Either Way”
  • CHANGE PARTNERS  /  Ian Shaw  /  (Britain)  /  “Change Partners”
  • THEME FROM THE FLINTSTONES  /  The Metropole Orkest w/ Clark Terry  /  (Netherlands)  /  “Clark Terry & The Metropole Orchestra”
  • THE UMBRELLA MAN  /  Hetty Kate  /  (Australia)  /  “The Dan McLean Hot Six Meet Hetty Kate”
  • BLUE TURNING GREY  /  Audrey Morris  /  (U.S.A.) – Introduced by Hetty Kate  /  “The Voice Of Audrey Morris”
  • LAST NIGHT WHEN WE WERE YOUNG  /  Toots Thielemans w/ Silje Nergaard  /  (Belgium/Norway)  /  “One More For The Road”
  • STOLEN MOMENTS  /  Mark Murphy  /  (U.S.A.) – Introduced by Mark Robinson, Primetime Jazz, Radio Adelaide, South Australia)  / “The Giants Of Jazz”
  • CHEZ NOUS  /  Paris Combo  / (France)  /  “Living Room”
  • BABY PLAYS AROUND  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  (Sweden)  /   Anne Sofie Von Otter  /  “For The Stars”
  • BOY WANTED  /  Julian Yeo  /  (Australia)  /  “You & The Night”
  • LIVING WITHOUT YOU  /  Luciana Souza  /  (Brazil)  /  “The New Bossa Nova”
  • SIMON SMITH & HIS AMAZING DANCING BEAR  /  Mark Jennett  /  (Britain)  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • HAVEN’T WE MET  /  Kenny Rankin  /  (U.S.A.) – Introduced by Mark Jennett  /  “Silver Morning”
  • CRY IF YOU WANT TO  /  Holly Cole  /  (Canada)  /  “The Best Of Holly Cole”
  • CELINE DION  /  The Arrogant Worms  /  (Canada)  /  The Best Of The Arrogant Worms”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  London Gay Big Band w/ Claire Martin  /  (Britain)  /  “Brave”
  • STARS FELL ON ALABAMA  /  Rita Payes & Joan Chamorra  /  (Spain) – Introduced by Virginia of Virginiamusic.eu  /  “Joan Chamorro Presenta Rita Payes”
  • MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME  /  Delicatessen  /  (Brazil)  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”                    
  • SONG FOR GENE  /  Accent  /  (U.S.A., Canada, Britain, Sweden, France)
  • FASCINATIN’ RHYTHM  /  The Hi-Lo’s  /  (U.S.A.) – Introduced by Accent  /  “All That Jazz”
  • YOU TURN ME ON BABY  /  Fay Claassen & WDR Big Band, Cologne  /  The Netherlands)  /  “Sing!”
  • HOMMAGE A LILI BOULANGER  /  Jacky Terrasson  /  (France)  /  “Jacky Terrasson”
  • VOILA C’EST FINI  /  Liane Foly  /  (France)  “Croonuese”
  • GOODBYE FOR NOW  /  Rigmor Gustafsson & Radio String Quartet Vienna  /  (Sweden)  /  “Calling You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  (U.S.A.)

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PLAYLIST FOR “EPITAPHS” (4.16.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers #thelastword

17 Apr

Have you thought about your epitaph? Have you thought about what you’d like to say as your last word – forever? How about a few suggestions to help you decide?

SONG TITLE  / Artist  /  CD or Album Title

 

  • PLEASE DON’T TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I’M GONE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra Swings”
  • I SHOULD CARE  /  Diahann Carroll  /  “The Magic Of Diahann Carroll”
  • WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • BORN TO LOSE  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “The Blue Room”
  • ALL BY MYSELF  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Oh! Look At Me Now”
  • WHAT GOES UP (MUST COME DOWN)  /  Shepley Metcalf  /  “Don’t Bother To Knock”
  • SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD  /  Diana Krall  /  “Wallflower”
  • LOOKIN’ GOOD  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Sunday Express”
  • I WILL WAIT FOR YOU  /  Daniela Schachter  /  “Purple Butterfly”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • I WONDER WHO’S KISSING HER NOW  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Shel Silverstein  /  Hairy Jazz”
  • STOP THIS TRAIN  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story?”
  • AT LEAST WE GOT TO THE RACE  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Don’t Cry For No Hipster”
  • I HAVE THE FEELING I’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE  /  Greta Metassa  /  “Two For The Road”
  • GOT A DATE WITH AN ANGEL  /  The Four Freshmen  /  “Spotlight On The Four Freshmen”
  • HAS ANYONE HERE SEEN BASIE?  /  Count Basie  /  “Basie Plays Hefti”
  • TIME TO GO  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Don’t Be So Blue”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Nat King Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • WE’LL MEET AGAIN  /  She & Him  /  “Classics”
  • DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE  /  Barry Manilow  /  “Singing With The Big Bands”
  • I WONDER WHAT BECAME OF ME  /  Trijntje Oosterhuis & Toots Thielemans  /  “One More For The Road”
  • GONE  /  Miles Davis  /  Porgy & Bess”
  • WHAT A LITTLE MOONLIGHT CAN DO  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Billie’s Best”
  • DON’T LIKE GOODBYES  /  Tony Bennett  /  The Art Of Romance”
  • HARD TO SAY GOODBYE  /  The Real Group  /  “One For All”
  • TOO DARN HOT  /  Sara Gazarek  /  “At The Cookery”
  • WAITER THE CHECK  /  Nicki Leighton-Thomas  /  “Forbidden Games”
  • DID I EVER REALLY LIVE?  / Joe Williams  /  “One More For My Baby”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings Comden & Green”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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