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PLAYLIST FOR “SOMETHING GOOD MIGHT HAPPEN” (6.8.19)

9 Jun

I’m have always been a “the-glass-is-half-empty” kind of guy. (I also worry who’s been drinking from that glass.) Why? Growing up, my family had a clear and distinct world view: “Something bad might happen.” So this week I challenged – no, I dared myself to look through the eyes of people who actually (and inexplicably) see the world positively. I played song after song about things possibly going right and how to make that happen. Happily I got through it but only by repeating my daily, personal affirmation: “What on earth were you thinking?” 

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • SOMETHING’S COMING  /  Lilly Thornton  /  “Something’s Coming”
  • A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes it Happen”
  • THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG  /  Monica Ramey  /  “Monica Ramey & The Beegie Adair Trio”
  • IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • FROM THIS MOMENT ON  /  The Carpenters  /  “The Essential Collection”
  • WATCH WHAT HAPPENS  /  Joe Williams  /  “Joe Williams Live In Las Vegas”
  • SHALL WE DANCE?  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • HAVEN’T WE MET?  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Silver Morning”
  • EVERYTHING’S COMIN’ UP ROSES  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Carol Burnett  /  “Let Me Entertain You: Carol Burnett Sings”
  • IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT  /  Ashley Pezzotti  /  “We’ve Only Just Begun”
  • IF I HAD YOU  /  Willie Nelson & Diana Krall  /  “American Classic”
  • THE BEST IS YET TO COME  /  Audrey Bernstein  /  “Audrey Bernstein Loves Blue”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  “Brunch At The Renaissance”
  • I FEEL A SONG COMING ON  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson  /  “Two’s Company”
  • BLUE SKIES  /  Dr. John  /  “Afterglow”
  • I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  Spark
  • SHINE ON YOUR SHOES  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jerry Lewis  /  “Just Sings”
  • TAKE A CHANCE  /  Rebecca Dumaine  /  “Happy Madness”
  • HAVE YOU MET MISS JONES?  /  Tony Lindsay w/ Michael O’Neill Quintet  /  “Pacific Standard Time”
  • THIRD TIME IS A CHARM  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Songs Were Made To Sing”
  • A SLEEPIN’ BEE  /  John Doakes  /  “True Love”
  • THE MAN WITH THE HORN  /  Calabria Foti  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Francis A. & Edward K.”
  • DREAM  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Dream”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HEARTFELT, HEARTBREAKING, & HEARTLESS LOVE SONGS – JUST ANOTHER VALENTINE’S DAY” (2.16. 19)

16 Feb

Sure, Valentine’s Day is for lovers. But what about all the people who don’t have someone in their lives? Who’s going to play love songs for those sad sausages? I think I took care of that with some songs especially for them.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LOVE IS A NECESSARY EVIL  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life, Collected”
  • DOWN WITH LOVE  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summertime”
  • THE TENDER TRAP  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Sessions”
  • VALENTINE’S DAY  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Lonely Woman”
  • SOMETHIN’ LIKE LOVE  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS LOVE  /  Carmen McRae  /  “The Great American Songbook”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  Willie Nelson & Nora Jones  /  “My Way”
  • LOVE, I HEAR  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Move On: A Sondheim Adventure”
  • I’M THROUGH WITH LOVE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jack Lemmon  /  “A Twist Of Lemmon”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Michel LeGrand  /  “Michel Legrand At Shell’s Manne-Hole”
  • EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • TOO SOON TO TELL  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • KNITTING CLASS  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Turned To Blue”
  • SAVE YOUR LOVE FOR ME  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • SAVE YOUR LOVE FOR ME  /  Nancy Wilson  /. “Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Memories Of You: Remembering Joe Williams”
  • CALL ME IRRESPONSIBLE  /  Lyn Stanley  /  “London Calling”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tony Perkins  /  “On A Rainy Afternoon”
  • THAT TIRED ROUTINE CALLED LOVE  /  Mary Foster Conklin  /  “Blues For Breakfast”
  • I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Jacky Terasson  /  “Jacky Terasson”
  • WILD IS LOVE  /  Cecile McLoren Salvant /  “The Window”
  • SAY IT  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirting With Twilight”
  • 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 “EARLY BIRDS VS NIGHT OWLS” (1.26.19)

27 Jan

I believe there are two kinds of people in the world – morning people and night people. I vote for the latter because they have the good sense and good taste to stay up and listen to my show.  But I played songs for both just in case…

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING  /  Ray Charles & Count Basie  /  “Ray Sings, Count Basie Swings”
  • MOONDANCE  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Here, There, & Everywhere”
  • MORNIN’  /  Jeff Hall  /  “Life, Collected”
  • OUR DELIGHT  /  3rd Coast Vocals  /  “3VC”
  • DRINKING AGAIN  /  Dinah Washington  /  Dinah ‘62”
  • NIGHT LIFE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “September Ballads”
  • I GOT THE SUN IN THE MORNING  /  Allegra Levy  /  “Looking At The Moon”
  • NIGHT LIGHTS  /  Gerry Mulligan  /  Night Lights”
  • NIGHT LIGHTS  /  Bobby Scott  /  “For Sentimental Reasons”
  • WHEN THE RED RED ROBIN  /  (Mystery Melody)  /  Molly Lyons  /  “Verses Only!”
  • THE LAMP IS LOW  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • NIGHT AND DAY  /  Willie Nelson  /  “My Way”
  • IT’S ALWAYS 4 AM  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Blue & Pink: The Blue Songs”
  • DAYBREAK  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To The Ladies”
  • GOOD MORNING COWBOY  /  Cyrille Aimee & Diego Figueiredo  /  “Smile”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Jamie Cullum & Laura Mvula  /  “Interlude”
  • NIGHT SONG  /  Nina Simone  /  “Broadway – Blues – Ballads”
  • IN THE EVENIN’  /  Joe Williams  /  “At Newport ‘63”
  • THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES  /  Irene Kral  /  “Second Chance”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Michel Legrand  /  “Legrand Jazz”
  • DAWN  /  Duchess  /  “Laughing At Life”
  • THE NIGHT WE CALLED IT A DAY  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS  /  Carin Lundin  /  “Babble”
  • SKYLARK  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington  /  “Francis A. & Edward K.”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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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

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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)