A Musical Tribute to Laziness

H William Stine BY

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I was feeling too lazy to come up with a theme for this week until I suddenly realized that I...well, I'm sure you're way ahead of me now so I'll stop there. Below is the playlist of the laziest songs, laziest excuses, and laziest fantasies I could squeeze into two hours, though I'm sure you'll agree that lazy is definitely not a word that applies to any of the singers and musicians.


  • Cody Owen Stine "Paris Mismatch (Theme Music)" from Unreleased Master (Self Produced) 00:00
  • Nat King Cole "Bidin' My Time" from Let's Face the Music (Capitol) 03:27
  • Catherine Russell "I'm Lazy That's All" from Sentimental Streak (World Village) 06:09
  • Tony Bennett "Lazy Day" from With Love (Columbia) 09:11
  • Barbara Lusch "Ain't Doin' Bad Doin' Nothin;" from Barbara Lusch (CD Baby) 13:19
  • The Mills Brothers "Up a Lazy River" from The Board of Directors (Dot Records) 17:20
  • Nellie McKay "Lazybones" from Sister Orchid (Palmetto+) 20:48
  • Frank Sinatra "Nice & Easy" from Nice * Easy (Capitol) 24:59
  • Jean Laughlan "What's Wrong with Being Lazy" from Miracle of Life (Self Produced) 28:50
  • Otis Redding "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay" from Best of Otis Redding (Elektra) 33:54
  • Shirley Horn "Lazy Afternoon" from Lazy Afternoon (Steeplechase) 36:50
  • Andy Griffith (Mystery Vocalist) "The Fishin' Hole" from American Originals (Capitol) 43:14
  • Deborah Lippman "Too Darn Hot" from Nightingale (Original Cast) 45:11
  • Ian Shaw "Small Day Tomorrow" from A Ghost in Every Bar (Splash Point) 51:20
  • Nina Simone "Laziest Gal in Town" from Broadway-Blues-Ballads (Verve) 55:07
  • Marina & The Kats "Easy Does It" from Wild (O-Ton) 58:54
  • Mose Allison "You Can Count on Me to Do My Part" from Wild Man on the Loose (Atlantic) 1:03:56
  • Veronica Swift "Gone for the Day" from Lonely Woman (Self Produced) 1:06:31
  • The Lovin' Spoonful "Daydream" from Daydream (Sundazed Music) 1:11:41
  • Sarah Vaughan "Day Dream" from Sarah Vaughan Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook (Pablo) 1:13:58
  • Marilyn Monroe "Lazy" from Incomparable (Vinyl Passion) 1:20:22
  • Mel Torme "Sunday in New York" from Hollywood Swing & Jazz (Rhino) 1:23:59
  • Emilie-Claire Barlow "Feelin' Groovy" from clear Day (Entertainment One Canada) 1:29:40
  • Oscar Peterson "Easy Does It" from Night Train (verve) 1:34:10
  • Roberta Donnay "Life in the Slow Lane" from What's Your Story? (Pacific Coast Jazz) 1:37:47
  • Kat Edmonson "Canoe" from Old Fashioned Gal (MRI) 1:44:22
  • Kate Reid "Lazin' Around tith You" from The Heart Already Knows (Katereidmusic) 1:47:16
  • Paul Jost "Give Me the Simple Life" from Simple Life (PjMusic) 1:51:37
  • Cody Owen Stine "Paris Mismatch (Theme Music)" from Unreleased Master (Self Produced) 1:55:40

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