Moon Songs and The Rhythm of Life

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Much to celebrate this week with new releases from MaryJo Mundy and Ken Peplowski and Diego Figueiredo, plus birthday shout outs to the great Dorothy Fields in the first hour, Phoebe Snow in the second hour, vocalists Margaret Whiting, Rubén Blades, Rufus Wainwright, Jimmy Scott, Helen Merrill and guitarist Mary Osborne, among others, with a collection of moon songs penned by women to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.


  • Aaron Weinstein, John Pizzarelli "Diga Diga Doo" from Blue Too (Arbors) 00:00
  • Maxine Sullivan, Bob Wilber "Close As the Pages in a Book" from Close As the Pages in a Book (Audiophile) 03:01
  • Gregory Porter "Pick Yourself Up" from Nat "King" Cole, Me (Blue Note) 06:38
  • Dinah Washington "Make the Man Love Me" from For Those in Love (EmArcy Records) 09:48
  • Host speaks 15:18
  • Scott Gwinnell "On the Sunny Side of the Street" from Mulgrew-ology (Detroit Music Factory) 17:55
  • Joe Stilgoe "The Rhythm of Life" from Songs on Film: The Sequel (Linn Records) 23:33
  • Betty Carter "I'll Buy You a Star" from The Audience with Betty Carter (Verve) 27:02
  • Bob Mintzer, New York Voices "The Way You Look Tonight" from Meeting of Minds (MCG Jazz) 29:10
  • Host speaks 35:33
  • Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson "Exactly Like You" from Diz and Getz (Norgran Records) 38:06
  • Margaret Whiting "Remind Me" from Margaret Whiting Sings the Jerome Kern Songbook, Vols. 1, 2 (Verve) 43:04
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis feat. Ruben Blades "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" from Una Noche con Rubén Blades (Blue Engine Records) 45:53
  • Host speaks 52:30
  • Anat Cohen Tentet "Footsteps, Smiles" from Triple Helix (Anzic ) 53:40
  • Monika Herzig "The Cat That Stole the Moon" from The Whole World in Her Hands (Whaling City Records) 58:30
  • MaryJo Mundy "You Don't Love Me When I Cry" from The Fourteenth Confession: the Songs of Laura Nyro (Self released) 1:01:32
  • Mark Winkler "Time and Love" from The Laura Nyro Project (Café Pacific) 1:05:16
  • Billy Childs (feat. Becca Stevens) "The Confession" from Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro (Sony Masterworks) 1:10:24
  • Host speaks 1:15:01
  • Rachel Z "Moon at the Window" from Moon at the Window (Tone Center) 1:18:04
  • Ian Shaw "Night Ride Home" from Drawn to All Things (Linn Records) 1:24:39
  • Rufus Wainwright "All I Want" from Joni75-A Birthday Celebration (Verve) 1:28:28
  • Host speaks 1:32:13
  • Yoko Miwa "Conversation" from Keep Talkin' (Self released) 1:35:30
  • Phoebe Snow "A Case of You" from I Can't Complain (House of Blues) 1:42:55
  • Phoebe Snow "Touch Your Soul" from Something Real (Elektra Records) 1:46:57
  • Host speaks 1:51:27
  • Allison Au "A Trick of the Moonlight" from Wander Wonder (Self released) 1:52:53
  • Akiko Tsuruga, Jeff Hamilton, Graham Dechter "Osaka Samba" from Equal Time (Capri Records) 1:58:21
  • Natalia M. King "Traces in the Sand" from Bluezzin Til Dawn (Challenge) 2:03:50
  • John Pizzarelli "I Know That You Know" from P.S. Mr. Cole (RCA Victor) 2:07:10
  • Karen Oberlin "I Still Feel the Same" from Ice on the Hudson (SMK Jazz) 2:10:48
  • Host speaks 2:14:27
  • Mary Osborne "How High the Moon" from A Girl and Her Guitar (Sinetone AMR) 2:17:47
  • Hellen Merrill, Clifford Brown "Don't Explain" from Essential Vocal, Jazz (Master Classics) 2:20:40
  • Lauren Lee "Procrastination Song" from The Consciousness Test (Self released) 2:25:48
  • Host speaks 2:31:54
  • Victor and Penny "Penny's Pounce" from Electricity (Self released) 2:34:57
  • Rachelle Garniez "Broken Nose" from Swimming Pool Blue (Self released) 2:38:32
  • Jimmy Scott "On Broadway" from The Source (Warner Jazz) 2:42:49
  • Abigail Rockwell "Libertango" from Autumn Noir (Golden Egg) 2:46:19
  • Host speaks 2:49:36
  • Connie Han "Crime Zone" from Crime Zone (Mack Avenue) 2:51:30
  • Samantha Boshnack "Choro" from Live in Santa Monica (Orenda) 2:58:51
  • Billie Holiday "I Wished On the Moon" from Wishing On the Moon (Living Era) 3:05:54
  • Ken Peplowski, Diego Figueiredo "Quizas, Quizas, Quizas/Besame Mucho" from Amizade (Arbors) 3:08:57
  • Lauren Henderson "El Arbol" from Alma Oscura (Brontosaurus Records) 3:15:17
  • Host speaks 3:17:38
  • Russ Kassoff "Until It's Time for You to Go" from Bird Fly By (Self released) 3:20:51
  • Maggie Gould "Some Other Time" from Todo Amor (Self released) 3:25:37
  • Catherine Russell "I Only Have Eyes For You" from Alone Together (Dot Time) 3:31:07
  • Host speaks 3:34:48
  • Allison Miller, Carmen Staaf "West of the Moon" from Science Fair (Sunnyside) 3:36:32
  • Christine Tobin "What Then?" from Sailing to Byzantium (Trial Belle Records) 3:42:22
  • Host speaks 3:48:41
  • Hiromi, Edmar Castaneda "Moonlight Sunshine" from Live In Montreal (Telarc International Corp.) 3:50:25

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