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PLAYLIST FOR “ALL TALK ALL THE TIME” (11.23.19)

24 Nov

We’ve been hearing a lot of talk lately – opening statements, closing statements, testimony, rebuttals, colloquies, points of order (even when there didn’t seem to be any point nor any discernible order). So in the best and, I might add, the most predictable Turntable For One tradition, I tried to exploit and exacerbate the situation with lots of songs about talking, telling, saying, and opining. And everyone had a good time…at least that’s what I’m telling myself. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or album Title

  • TALK TO ME BABY  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “The Songs Of Johnny Mercer”
  • IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Live At The Sahara”
  • IF I HAD A TALKING PICTURE OF YOU  /  Seth MacFarlane & Norah Jones  /  “In Full Swing”
  • TALK TO ME  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “Inspiring Love”
  • I’M NOT TALKING  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles”
  • IT’S A PITY TO SAY GOODNIGHT  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • I COULD HAVE TOLD YOU  /  Arthur Prysock & Count Basie  /  “Arthur Prysock/Count Basie”
  • CAN’T WE TALK IT OVER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jane Russell  /  “Jane Russell”
  • HAPPY TALK  /  Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley  /  “Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley”       
  • NEVER SAY YES  /  Cannonball Adderley Quintet  /  “Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley”
  • SAY IT ISN’T SO  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “A Little Sugar”
  • THEY SAY IT’S WONDERFUL  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Dedicated To You”
  • TELL ME MORE AND MORE AND THEN SOME  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Live”
  • LET’S TALK ABOUT ME  /  Hot Club Sandwich  /  “Club Matix”
  • GIRL TALK  /  Holly Cole  /  “Girl Talk”
  • I JUST DROPPED BY TO SAY HELLO  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “I Just Dropped By To Say Hello”
  • SHOW ME  /  Wesla Whitfield  /  “Beautiful Love”
  • I WAS TELLING HER ABOUT YOU  /  (Mystery vocalist)  /  Marvin Gaye  /  “When I’m Alone I Cry”
  • PLEASE DON’T TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I’M GONE  /  Jackie Ryan & Clark Terry  /  “Grand Masters Of Jazz”
  • I TALK TO THE TREES  /  Adrian Cunningham  /  “Adrian Cunningham & His Friends Play Lerner & Lowe”
  • TALKING TO MYSELF  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Remembering You”
  • TALK TO ME, TALK TO ME  /  Freddy Cole  /  “Talk To Me”
  • SPEAK LOW  /  Tony Bennett & Norah Jones  /  “Duets 2”
  • I WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOU  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Feelin’ Good”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “BROADWAY UNBOUND” (11.2.19)

3 Nov

Saturday afternoon I sat in for Garrett Stack on his Broadway Bound show, two hours of Broadway’s best.  Saturday night, on Turntable For One, I celebrated Broadway music even more by playing only songs from Broadway shows, but only by jazz singers (with an exception) and musicians. I called it: Broadway Unbound!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley”
  • ON A CLEAR DAY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Strangers In The Night”
  • ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE  /  Calabria Foti  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “You’ve Got What It Takes”
  • SOMETHING GOOD  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Something Good”
  • HURRY, IT’S LOVELY UP HERE  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • COME BACK TO ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE  /  Ray Charles & Better Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Better Carter”
  • ALMOST LIKE BEING LOVE  /  Allyson Briggs  /  “Standards & Sweets”
  • I CAN COOK TOO  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Gypsy Rose Lee  /  “That’s Me All Over”
  • TEACH ME TONIGHT  /  Ray Blue  /  “Work”
  • I HAVE DREAMED  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Many A New Day”
  • JUST IN TIME  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At The Village Gate”
  • I LOVE MY WIFE  /  Ron Boustead  /  “Unlikely Valentine”
  • SHOW ME  /  Wesla Whitfield  /  “Beautiful Love”
  • THIS NEARLY WAS MINE  /  Paul Jost  /  “Breaking Through”
  • ANYONE CAN WHISTLE  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Something Good”
  • SOMEWHERE  /  Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band  /  “West Side Story Reimagined”
  • THE HEATHER ON THE HILL  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • MAYBE  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • LUCKY TO BE ME  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Teach Me A Song”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings Comden & Green”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “I GOT TWO WORDS FOR YOU” (9.7.19)

9 Sep

You know what drives me crazy? People who over-use already tired rhetorical cliches, such as “With all due respect” – which is always a lie. My least favorite: “I got two words for you…” I thought (hoped) if I used that phrase over and over and over for two hours and if every song I played had a two-word title, maybe – just maybe – people would think twice (or maybe even once) and not use that annoying expression. Did it work? I got three words for myself: “In your dreams.”

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • ALONE TOGETHER  /  Alyssa Allgood  /  “Exactly Like You”
  • IT’S MAGIC  /  James Brown  /  “Soul On Top”
  • BY MYSELF  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Lazy Afternoon”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • FASCINATING RHYTHM  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • MONA LISA  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat ‘King’ Cole & Me”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  Betty Carter & Carmen McRae  /  “Duets”
  • THAT FACE  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • WONDERFUL GUY  /  Wesla Whitfield  /  “Beautiful Love”
  • EMBRACEABLE YOU  /  (Mystery Verse)  /  Molly Lyons  /  “Verses Only”
  • EMBRACEABLE YOU  /  Laura Nyro  /  “Angel In The Dark”
  • WHO CARES  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • THOU SWELL  /  Lucy Yeghiazaryan  /  “Blue Heaven”
  • SWEET LORRAINE  /  Nicolas Beard  /  “I Remember You: The Music Of Nat King Cole”
  • GOING UPTOWN  /  Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Swing Out”
  • DON’T EXPLAIN  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Renderings”
  • I’M HIP  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Confessions”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Jesse Belvin  /  “Mr. Easy”
  • YOU’LL SEE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • MOOD INDIGO  /  Wynton Marsalis & JALCO  /  “Live In Swing City”
  • SIGNING OFF  /  Lauren White  /  “Life In The Modern World”
  • GEORGIA ROSE  /  Gavin Hope  /  “For All We Know”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Betty Carter & Carmen McRae  /  “Duets”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • SWEET SLUMBER  /  Jimmy Witherspoon & Jack McDuff  /  “The Blues Is Now”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “PLAYING NICE” – SEASON 10 PREMIERE (8.31.19)

31 Aug

They didn’t change the locks on the front door, so I’m back for my 10th season!! And this week – and maybe only this week – I decided to “Play Nice.” I know, what a nice surprise.  Below a playlist of nice songs, and really nice singers. 

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • NICE ‘N’ EASY  /  Shirley Horn  /  “I Thought About You”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • IT’S SO NICE TO HAVE A MAN AROUND THE HOUSE  /  Peggy Lee  /  “I Like Men!”
  • IT’S NICE WEATHER FOR DUCKS  /  Ronny Whyte  /  “Whyte Wolf”
  • IT’S NICE TO GO TRAV’LING  /  Judith Nijland  /  “Trav’lin’ Light”
  • NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings ”
  • WOULDN’T IT BE NICE?  /  Rebecca Sullivan  /  “This Way This Time”
  • YOU MEET THE NICEST PEOPLE IN YOUR DREAMS  /  Fats Waller  /  “Jazz Favorites Vol. 1”
  • TREAT HIM NICELY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Annette Funicello  /  “Annette’s Beach Party”
  • IT’S OH SO NICE  /  Count Basie  /  “Straight Ahead”
  • ‘S WONDERFUL  /  Ellen Andersson  /  ’S Wonderful”
  • SOMEONE NICE LIKE YOU  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “The Essentials: Sammy Davis Jr.”
  • SO NICE  /  Patricia Barber  /  “Nightclub”
  • PLAYING WITH MY FRIENDS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Playin’ With My Friends”
  • (OUR) LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Gretje Angell  /  “…In Any Key”
  • IT’S BEEN SO NICE TO BE WITH YOU  /  Tony Monaco  /  “Celebration”
  • SIT DOWN, YOU’RE ROCKIN’ THE BOAT  /  Wesla Whitfield  /  “Beautiful Love”
  • NICE  /  John Storie  /  “Ponderosa”
  • TREAT ME NICE  /  Marina & The Kats  /  “Wild”
  • YOU COULDN’T BE CUTER  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Yesterdays”
  • NICE GIRLS DON’T STAY FOR BREAKFAST  /  Carmel McCreagh  /  “ Nice Girl”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • THEM THERE EYES  Gretje Angell  /  “…In Any Key”
  • I LIKE YOU, YOU’RE NICE  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings”
  • I LIKE YOU, YOU’RE NICE  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings: 45th Anniversary Edition”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “LADIES NIGHT AT TURNTABLE FOR ONE” (9.15.18)

15 Sep

All kinds of songs featuring lady in the title or lyrics and wonderful ladies singing them – although, since this is America, women sang only 77% of the songs. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • OH, LADY BE GOOD  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At The Opera House”
  • THE LADY’S IN LOVE WITH YOU  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • THE LADY WANTS TO KNOW  /  Laura Fygi  /  “The Lady Wants To Know”
  • WILD WOMEN DON’T HAVE THE BLUES  /  Cecile McLoren Salvant  /  “Dreams And Daggers”
  • FOR MY LADY  /  The Real Group w/ Toots Thielemans  /  “One For All”
  • THE GAL FROM JOE’S  /  Simone  /  “Simone On Simone”
  • LITTLE GIRL BLUE  /  Nina Simone  /  “Mood Indigo”
  • LADY IN RED  /  The Hi-Lo’s  /  “And All That Jazz”
  • FOOLIN’ MYSELF  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Audra McDonald  /  “Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill”
  • LADY SINGS THE BLUES  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady Sings The Blues”
  • GIRLS WERE MADE TO TAKE CARE OF BOYS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “The Complete Commodore/Decca Masters”
  • SHOW ME  /  Wesla Whitfield  /  “Beautiful Love”
  • I HOLD YOUR HAND IN MINE  /  Tom Lehrer  /  “The Old Dope Peddler”
  • THE LADY IS A TRAMP  /  Patti Page  /  “In The Land Of HiFi”
  • HE’S A TRAMP  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “Everybody Wants To Ba A Cat”
  • BIG DISCOUNT  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Some Of That Sunshine”
  • LUCK BE A LADY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Standing Room Only”
  • LAY LADY LAY  /  The Brothers And Sisters  /  “Dylan’s Gospel”
  • LADY CHATTERLEY’S MOTHER  /  Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Orchestra  /  “At The Village Vanguard”
  • LADY BIRD  /  Cassia DeMayo  /  “Heart, We Will Forget Him”
  • SOPHISTICATED LADY  /  Alison Fraser  /  “Tennessee Williams” Words & Music”
  • LADIES WHO LUNCH  /  Elaine Stritch  /  “Company – Original Broadway Cast”
  • MAIDS OF CADIZ  /  Miles Davis  /  Miles Ahead
  • LOSING MY MIND  /  Marin Mazzie  /  “Sondheim! The Birthday Celebration”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOOD BYE  /  Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek to Cheek”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  

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