Saturday, March 28, 2020

March 28, 2020: The Motown Sound

We continue our Songwriter Series with music from the Motor City of Detroit, MI. Join host Jay Daniels as we revisit the Motown Sound. You'll hear jazz interpretations of the Motown hits written by Smokey Robinson, Holland, Dozier & Holland, and Ashford & Simpson.

Playlist for March 28, 2020

Get ReadyElla FitzgeraldElla.Reprise196902:32
Dancing in the StreetRamsey LewisDancing in the Street.Cadet196704:59
Please Mr. PostmanNicki ParrottYesterday Once More.Venus201603:34
ShotgunMongo SantamariaHey! Let's Party.Columbia196603:24
Cleo's MoodJames Taylor QuartetDon't Mess with Mr. T.Dome200703:09
What Does It Take (to Win Your Love)Candy DulferWhat Does It Take.N-Coded199904:14
My GirlJackie Wilson & Count BasieManufacturers of Soul.Brunswick196802:43
I Can't Get Next to YouDee Dee BridgewaterMemphis... Yes I'm Ready.OKeh201705:15
Ain't Too Proud to BegWillie BoboJuicy.Verve199802:40
What's Going On?Kevin EubanksEast West Time Line.Mack Avenue201703:16
Ain't No Mountain High EnoughStanley TurrentineReturn of the Prodigal Son.Blue Note200804:34
Ain't Nothing Like the Real ThingLaura NyroGonna Take a Miracle.Columbia1971:59
You're All I Need to Get ByNancy WilsonHurt So Bad.Capitol196902:20
I Heard It Through the GrapevineElla FitzgeraldThings Ain't What They Used to Be.Reprise197003:41
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)Gene AmmonsFine and Mellow.Fantasy200304:08
How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved by You)Take 6Live.Word200003:42
You Keep Me Hangin' OnCal TjaderTjader.Fantasy197103:30
Love Is Like an Itching in My HeartGeri Allen & David McMurrayGrand River Crossings.Motema201301:55
I Hear a SymphonyQuincy JonesQuincy's Got a Brand New Bag.Mercury196503:04
Where Did Our Love Go?Manhattan TransferWhere Did Our Love Go? (Single).Atlantic197802:32
You've Really Got a Hold on MeKat GangLove & the Lack Thereof.NKR201603:43
My GuyRadam SchwartzTwo Sides of the Organ Combo.Arabesque201806:04
Ooo Baby BabyLinda RonstadtLiving in the USA.Rhino197803:19
Someday We'll Be TogetherShirley ScottSomething.Atlantic197003:02
She Needs MeMarvin GayeVulnerable.Motown199703:24
I'm Gonna Make You Love MeThe Supremes & the TemptationsThe No. 1's.Motown200303:07
Ain't No Mountain High EnoughMarvin Gaye & Tammi TerrellGold.Motown200502:29
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

In Studio: Lauren Lee

Jay Daniels chats with pianist and vocalist Lauren Lee about her new album, "Windowsill." It features Lauren's original works and a styling that she calls "vocal instrumentalism." Hear Lauren's story of moving from the midwest to the Big Apple, New York City. More at

Friday, March 20, 2020

March 21, 2020: Earth, Wind & Wonder

Beginning in the late 1960s, two talented composers made a profound impact upon the world of pop and R&B music. Join host Jay Daniels as we bring you the works of Maurice White and Stevie Wonder as performed by today's jazz artists.

Playlist for March 21, 2020

Shining StarRick BraunYours Truly.ARTizen200503:30
Sir DukeStanley TurrentineWonderland.Blue Note198704:24
SuperstitionShirley ScottSuperstition.Cadet197304:14
SeptemberCuban Jazz ComboAfro Disco Connection.Dreamusic201104:08
If You Really Love MeAccentHere We Are.Ind.201502:51
ReasonsRamsey LewisLes Fleurs.Columbia198304:49
Sing a SongEarth, Wind & FirePlaylist: The Very Best of Earth, Wind & Fire.Sony Legacy201103:21
Ribbon in the SkyNancy WilsonGodsend.Denon198403:43
It's a ShamePaul Jackson, Jr.Still Small Voice.Blue Note200304:10
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)Stevie WonderNumber 1's.Motown200702:36
Isn't She LovelyBen PatersonBlues for Oscar.Meetinghouse201203:54
OverjoyedJoe Brent & Sara CaswellJoe Brent & Sara Caswell.Ind.201305:20
Don't You Worry 'Bout a ThingCal Tjader & Carmen McRaeHeat Wave.Concord Jazz198203:40
That's the Way of the WorldNew York VoicesHearts of Fire.GRP199105:20
Uptight (Everything's Alright)Jackie Wilson & Count BasieBrunswick Finger Lickin' Soul, Vol. 3.Brunswick200702:47
GetawayDon BradenEarth Wind and Wonder.Ind.201805:43
Ugetsu: FantasyTaeko FukaoContemplation.Flat Nine201904:52
Let's GrooveCory WeedsLet's Groove: The Music of Earth Wind & Fire.Cellar Live201706:57
My Cherie AmourEliane EliasLight My Fire.Concord201104:27
You Are the Sunshine of My LifeStevie Wonder & Ella FitzgeraldThe Greatest Scat Jazz.U-5201303:13
After the Love Has GoneEarth, Wind & FirePlaylist: The Very Best of Earth, Wind & Fire.Sony Legacy201104:36
You and IStevie WonderTalking Book.Tamla197204:36
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

In Studio: Taeko Fukao

Jay Daniels chats with Japanese vocalist, Taeko Fukao. She recently released her latest album, "Contemplation." Taeko talks about her journey from growing up in Japan to moving to the United States in search of jazz and soul music. For more information on Taeko's music and tour schedule, visit

Friday, March 13, 2020

March 14, 2020: Carole, Joni, & Co.

Our songwriter series continues with a tribute to some of the great women composers of our time. Join host Jay Daniels as we bring you music from writers like Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, and Laura Nyro. We'll see you on the radio for Simply Timeless!

Playlist for March 14, 2020

Big Yellow TaxiJoni MitchellLadies of the Canyon.Warner197002:12
Chelsea MorningHilary GardnerThe Great City.Anzic201402:51
The Dry Cleaner from Des MoinesTierney SuttonAfter Blue.BFM Jazz201305:11
DidaJoan BaezDiamonds & Rust.A&M197503:25
Children and All That JazzJoan BaezDiamonds & Rust.A&M197503:05
Diamonds & RustJoan BaezDiamonds & Rust.A&M197504:44
Wedding Bell BluesLaura NyroTime and Love: The Essential Masters.Sony200002:51
And When I DieMark WinklerThe Laura Nyro Project.Cafe Pacific201305:16
It's Gonna Take a MiracleManhattan TransferTonin'.Craft199403:54
I Feel the Earth MoveCarole KingTapestry.A&M197102:56
It's Too LateJohnny MathisYou've Got a Friend.Columbia197103:06
You've Got a FriendRobin McKelleAlterations.Doxie202005:05
Stoned Soul PicnicNew York VoicesA Day Like This.MCG Jazz200703:43
I Met Him on a SundayLaura NyroGonna Take a Miracle.Columbia197101:48
Sweet Blindness5th DimensionUp, Up and Away.Arista197203:22
Stoney EndMaynard FergusonAlive and Well in London.Columbia197103:12
A Chair in the SkyJoni MitchellMingus.Aslyum196906:40
A Case of YouJane MonheitCome Dream with Me.N-Coded200104:27
Smackwater JackCarole King & James TaylorLive at the Troubador.Hear Music201004:50
Up on the RoofSteve TyrellThat Lovin' Feeling.Concord201403:17
Will You Love Me TomorrowBeegie AdairSave the Last Dance for Me.Green Hill201203:53
Both Sides NowAs Is - Stacey & Alan SchulmanLive at the Triad.Ind.202006:20
You Don't Love Me When You CryMaryJo MundyFourteenth Confession: The Songs of Laura Nyro.Blujazz201903:43
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural WomanAretha FranklinLady Soul.Atlantic196802:45
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

January 22, 2022: Peace

Have the past few months left you a little tired and rundown? Maybe you could use a little peace and quiet. Join host Jay Daniels for peacef...