Tag Archives: Willie Nelson

PLAYLIST FOR “FACT OR ALTERNATIVE FACT?” (6-24-17)

25 Jun

It seems now we even disagree about agreeing to disagree. Things are totally out of control. Don’t you agree? So as a person with a microphone (when I remember to turn it on), don’t I have a solemn responsibility to try to provide some clarity and maybe even some answers? Of course I do. But that doesn’t mean I’m going to do it. Instead I presented a couple hours of people arguing and contradicting each other and never finding common ground. You want cumbaya? Watch Dr. Phil. You want some great singers singing some great songs? Check this out:

SONG  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “My Kind Of Broadway”
  • TALK TO ME BABY (TELL ME LIES) /  Cleo Laine  /  “Quintessential Cleo”
  • IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE  /  Jimmy Rushing  /  “Rushing Lullabies”
  • (I’M DANCING AND) I CAN’T BE BOTHERED NOW  /  Nicole Henry  /  “The Very Thought Of You”
  • I WON’T DANCE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Ella & Louis Again”
  • NO ONE EVER TELLS YOU  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Listen Here”
  • I COULD HAVE TOLD YOU  /  Bob Dylan  /  “I Could Have Told You”
  • DAYS LIKE THIS  /  Van Morrison  /  “Days Like This”
  • DAYS LIKE THIS  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Dreams In Apartments”
  • I’M GLAD I’M NOT YOUNG ANYMORE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Lorne Greene  /  “Young At Heart”
  • CAN’T BUY ME LOVE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • WITH PLENTY OF MONEY & YOU  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “The Music Of Harry Warren”
  • I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU  /  Andre Previn  /  “After Hours”
  • IT’S ALRIGHT WITH ME  /  Kevin Mahogany & Veronica Martell  /  “Big Band”
  • DREAM  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn up The Quiet”
  • INSOMNIA  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett & Willie Nelson  /  “Duets II”
  • DOWN  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • I’M OLD FASHIONED  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • SO NICE  /  Tamar Korn  /  “The Rhythm Method”
  • THE SECRET O’ LIFE  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “Live At Tavern On The Green”
  • I DON’T WORRY ABOUT A THING  /  Mose Allison  /  “Mose In Your Ear”
  • BLUE SKIES  /  Susie Arioli  /  “Night Lights”
  • I THINK IT’S GOING TO RAIN TODAY  /  Randy Newman  /  “The Randy Newman Songbook”
  • IF YOU WANT THE RAINBOW  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “THROW THE BUM OUT” (6.3.17)

5 Jun

You supply the bum and I’ll supply the method and the means for throwing the bum out. Got someone in mind?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I’M GONNA WASH THAT MAN RIGHT OUT OF MY HAIR  /  Stacey Kent  /  “In Love Again”
  • GET OUT OF TOWN  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Get Out of Town”
  • SO LONG YOU FOOL  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Make Someone Happy”
  • CHANGE PARTNERS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings”
  • YOU LET MY LOVE GROW COLD  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Days Like This”
  • HIT THE ROAD, JACK  /  Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis & Nora Jones  /  “Here We Go Again”
  • 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER  /  Katie King  /  “Harry’s Fight”
  • EVERYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU  /  Johanna Silanpaa  /  “From This Side”
  • LIVE ALONE AND LIKE IT  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Let’s Get Lost”
  • LIVING WITHOUT YOU  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • I WISH YOU LOVE  /  Lissy Walker  /  “Life Is Sweet”
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool”
  • YOU GOT THE RIGHT KEY BUT THE WRONG KEYHOLE  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Harlem On My Mind”
  • I CAN’T WAIT TO MISS YOU  /  Jack Jones  /  “Love Ballad”
  • DON’T WAIT UP FOR ME  /  Kathy Kossins  /  “To The Ladies Of Cool”            
  • MEET ME AT NO SPECIAL PLACE  /  Ed Reed  /  “I’m A Shy Guy”
  • I’M GOING TO RUIN YOUR DAY  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • THREE BEARS  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Sings Bobby Troup”
  • CRY ME A RIVER  /  Linda Ronstadt  /  “Hummin’ To Myself”
  • DON’T LET THE SUN CATCH YOU CRYING  /  Ray Charles  /  “The Genius Of Ray Charles”
  • AIN’T NO USE  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • SOFTLY AS I LEAVE YOU  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Softly”
  • LOSING YOU  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Interlude”
  • DON’T SMOKE IN BED  /  Nina Simone  /  “In Concert”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Did you miss the show? Lucky for you I no longer require a doctor’s excuse. But you can still listen to it. Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu and listen to last Saturday’s show.
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PLAYLIST FOR “GIVING YOU THE WILLIES” (5.23.14)

24 May

It’s not what you think. I mean, the world is scary enough, so why would I want to add to it? Instead I played an assemblage of some of my favorite Willys, Williams, Billys and Billies, all chosen in my usual willy-nilly way. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE  /  Willie Nelson  /  “American Classic”                        
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Nat Cole With Billy May  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE  /  Anita O’Day With Billy May  /  “Swings Rogers And Hart”
  • LET’S GET AWAY FROM IT ALL  /  Frank Sinatra with Billy May  /  “Come Fly With Me”
  • PURE IMAGINATION  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Here, There, And Everywhere!”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Bill Evans Trio  /  “The Last Waltz”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • AND SO IT GOES  /  Billy Joel  /  “My Lives”
  • HOW INSENSiTIVE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  William Shatner  /  “Spaced Out: The Very Best of Leonard Nimoy & Wm. Shatner”
  • DON’T CRY BABY  /  Billy Eckstine with Count Basie  /  “Basie/Eckstine Inc”
  • I’VE GOT A CRUSH ON YOU  /  Kenny Rankin/ Sue Raney/ Bill Watrous  /  “Professional Dreamer”
  • I SEE YOUR FACE BEFORE ME  /  Bill Henderson / Oscar Peterson  /  “Bill Henderson with the Oscar Peterson Trio”
  • A FLOWER IS A LOVESOME THING  /  Lena Horne  /  “Lena: A New Album”
  • BILLY’S BLUE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

 

PLAYLIST FOR “CROSSOVERS: JAZZ VS COUNTRY” (5.3.14)

3 May

Good singers can sing practically anything, brave singers have tried at times to cross over from Jazz to Country and the other way, but the smart singers never lose themselves nor their way when traveling in unfamiliar territory. I think this is a collection of smart singers.  The Buddy Rich Big Band got tossed in there mostly to raise the decibel level.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  Album or CD Title

 

  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Willie Nelson  /  “Stardust” 
  • ON THE ROAD AGAIN  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Still On The Road” 
  • HOUSE OF GOLD  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • JUST FOR WHAT I AM  /  Anna Wilson/Connie Smith  /  “Countrypolitan Duets”
  • I KNOW YOU KNOW  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • THE SUMMER WIND  /  Lyle Lovett  /  “Smile”
  • ODE TO BILLY JOE  /  Buddy Rich Big Band  /  “Mercy, Mercy”
  • FUNNY HOW THE TIME SLIPS AWAY  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Homer Simpson and Linda Ronstadt  /  “The Yellow Album” 
  • IT’S ALWAYS NEW TO ME  /  Suzy Bogguss  /  “Swing”
  • LULLABY OF BROADWAY  /  Tony Bennett and The Dixie Chicks  /  “Duets: An American Classic”
  • IF I NEEDED YOU  /  Kellye Gray  /  “And They Call Us Cowboys”
  • NIGHT LIFE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “September Ballads”
  • SWEET DREAMS OF YOU  /  Martina McBride/Take Six  /  “Remembering Patsy Cline”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

PLAYLIST FOR “MARCH MADNESS” (3.15.14)

15 Mar

March Madness. Hey — it’s not just for basketball. After a winter like this one and a calendar filled with holidays and celebrations, it’s also a state of mind, an unstable state of mind, at least according to tonight’s singers. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • THIS HAPPY MADNESS  /  Kenny Rankin  /  Here In My Heart
  • YOU CALL IT MADNESS  /  Lizzie Thomas  /  More Than You Know
  • YOU’RE DRIVING ME CRAZY  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • CRAZY SHE CALLS ME  /  Tony Bennett  /  Bennett On Holiday
  • MAD MAD ME  /  Sophie Bancroft  /  “Hot And Cold”
  • OH, YOU CRAZY MOON  /  Frank Sinatra  /  Moonlight Sinatra
  • MAD ABOUT THE BOY  /  (mystery vocalist)  /  Cybill Shepherd  /  “Cybill Getz Better”
  • CRAZY LOVE  /  Andrea Wolper  /  The Small Hours
  • CRAZY RHYTHM  /  Nellie McKay  /  Normal As Blueberry Pie
  • CRAZY  /  Diana Krall, Willie Nelson, Elvis Costello  /  “Lost Highway”
  • STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS  /  Georgina Jackson  /  Watch What Happens
  • LOSING MY MIND  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Sings Sondheim”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

 

 

 

 

PLAYLIST FROM “DUETS” (12.14.13) (AN ARCHIVED SHOW)

15 Dec

 

 

Ok, so I’m not the Postal Service and snow and rain and wind did stay the completion of my duties on Saturday. But wasn’t it almost as much fun to relive this special show from last year? (I’m probably glad I can’t hear your answer.) My thanks to my special guest host, Siri, for helping me out with a duet behind the mic. But the real stars are below, a fabulous collection of singers and duets. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • THE LADY IS A TRAMP  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Duets 2”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC?  /  Carmen McRae & Betty Carter  /  “The Carmen McRae  Betty Carter Duets”
  • I CONCENTRATE ON YOU  /  Frank Sinatra/Antonio Carlos Jobim  /  “The Frank Sinatra Collection”
  • SOMETIMES I’M HAPPY/I WANT TO BE HAPPY  /  Jessica Molaskey/John Pizzarelli  /  “Sitting In Limbo”
  • BIG CITY BLUES  /  Barry Manilow & Mel Torme  /  “2:00 AM Paradise Café”
  • CORCOVADO  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Lovesick”
  • LOVE WON’T LET YOU GET AWAY  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Seth MacFarlane & Sara Bareiles  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • IF I HAD YOU  /  Willie Nelson & Diana Krall  /  “American Classic”
  • TEACH ME TONIGHT  /  Sarah Vaughan & Joe Williams  /  “The Complete Roulette Sarah Vaughan Studio Sessions”
  • I WONDER  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN /  Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway  /  “Sibling Revelry”
  • TWO SLEEPY PEOPLE  /  Carly Simon & John Travolta  /  “Film Noir”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

PLAYLIST FOR “ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT” (9.21.13)

21 Sep

An hour of people who make records — and have records, police records, that is.  I could have gone on for another hour, but, lucky you, you got time off for good behavior.  

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • WHAT A LITTLE MOONLIGHT CAN DO  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Billie’s Best”
  • WE THREE (MY ECHO, MY SHADOW, AND ME)  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • KEEPIN’ OUT OF MISCHIEF NOW  /  Dinah Washington  /  Dinah Sings Fats Waller”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “Only You”
  • FEVER  /  Ray Charles/Natalie Cole  /  “Genius Loves Company”
  • PLEASE BE KIND  /  Frank Sinatra/Count Basie  /  “Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First”
  • NIGHTS AT THE TURNTABLE  /  Gerry Mulligan/ Chet Baker  /  “The Best Of The Gerry Mulligan Quartet
  • SECRET LOVE  /  George Michael  /  “Songs From The Last Century”
  • GIRL FROM IPANEMA  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Amy Winehouse  /  “Lioness: Hidden Treasures”
  • JUST IN TIME  /  Anita O’Day & Cal Tjader  /  “Time For Two”
  • IT’S MAGIC  /  James Brown  /  “Soul On Top”
  • THERE’S A LULL IN MY LIFE  /  Ella Fitzgerald w/ Stan Getz  /  “Like Someone In Love”
  • AIN’T MISBEHAVIN ’  /  Willie Nelson  /  “American Classic”
  • TRAV’LIN’ LIGHT  /  Queen Latifah  /  “Trav’lin’ Light”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)