Archive | September, 2011


28 Sep

What do Mark Sanford, Charles VanDoren, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emma Bovary, Tiger Woods, Leann Rimes, Hester Prynne, Mark McGuire, and Bernie Madoff have in common — besides the fact that not one of them will be singing on Turntable For One this week? Tune in Saturday night at 10:00 to find out. Live radio on WMNR-FM,

PLAYLIST – The Desert Island Game

25 Sep

This week we played The Desert Island game — no, not the one where you try to avoid a tax audit, but the one where you try to decide which version of a song to take to a desert island. There are two versions of the same songs on the playlist this week and I’d be curious to know if you played the game and which version you chose. Leave a comment.  

  • THEM THERE EYES  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Miss Peggy Lee”
  • THEM THERE EYES  /  Melissa Stylianou  /  “Sliding Down”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  Nat Cole  /  “Great Gentlemen of Song”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  Lissy Walker  /  “Life Is Sweet”
  • OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  [Mystery vocalist]  /  Kevin Spacey  /  “Midnight In The Garden of Good & Evil”
  • OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Dream”
  • YOU, YOU’RE DRIVING ME CRAZY  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  •  YOU, YOU’RE DRIVING ME CRAZY (In German)  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Jukebox Ella”
  •  AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’  /  Dinah Washington  /  “The Fats Waller Songbook”
  • AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’  /  Kristin Korb  /  “In The Meantime”
  • ALL THE WAY   /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra’s Sinatra”
  •  ALL THE WAY  /  Sachal Vasandani  /  “Hi-Fly”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (theme)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Ureleased Master)


21 Sep

What you’ll need for this week’s Turntable For One:

  • wide-brimmed hat
  • sunglasses
  • discerning ears (1 pair at least)
  • a magnetic compass
  • a moral compass (never leave home without one)
  • 1 vial potassium permanganate  (Or should that be vile??)
  • 1 signal mirror
  • 1 tea bag
  • 3 Band-Aids
  • Photo of the kids
  • MRE’s
  • LOL’s (although I hope to provide you with these)
All of these survival preparations to listen to a radio show?  I’ll explain Saturday night at 10:00 on WMNR-FM and

PLAYLIST – Happy Birthday, Jon Hendricks!

18 Sep

Here is the music playlist for the third show of the season.  2011 — hard to believe the century is going by so quickly.


  1. WALKIN  /  Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross  /  “The Hottest New Group In Jazz”
  2. LIL DARLIN  /  Real Group  /  “Live”
  3. NO MORE BLUES  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “The People That You Never Get To Love”
  4. CENTERPIECE  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “Baby Plays Around”
  5. IT’S SAND MAN  /  Jon, Aria, Michelle Hendricks  /  “Boppin’ At The Blue Note”
  6. MOANIN  /  Diane Marino  /  “On The Street Where You Live”
  7. CLOUDBURST  /  mystery vocalist  /  Barry Manilow  /  “Barry Manilow”
  8. THE DUCK  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “The Very Thought of You”
  9. A NIGHT IN TUNISIA  /  Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross  /  “The Hottest New Group In Jazz”
  10. SONG FOR MY FATHER  /  Lillie Huddleston  /  “How Long Has This Been Going On/?”
  11. ONE MINT JULEP  /  Jon Hendricks/Sachal Vasandani  /  “Hi-Fly”
  12. PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)


15 Sep

Sure, he’s old, but he’s still in the game, playing by his own rules and swinging for the fences.  (No, not Hugh Hefner, for heaven’s sake.) Turntable For One celebrates a poet’s birthday this Saturday night. Who is it? Tune in at 10:00 to find out.  

PLAYLIST – Who’s Your Daddy?

11 Sep

Here’s the most recent playlist.  Thanks for listening.  Let me know if you have comments or questions.

(SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  Album Title)

  1. LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME  /  Simone  /  “Simone on Simone”      
  2. I WAS A FOOL TO LET YOU GO  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”      
  3. AVALON  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Unforgettable”  
  4. AVALON  /  Nat Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  5. SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN  /  Jacqui Dankworth  /  “As The Sun Shines Down On Me”   
  6. COMIN’ HOME BABY  /  James Torme  /  “Love For Sale”    
  7. COMIN’ HOME BABY  /  Steve March Torme  /  “Torme Sings Torme”
  8. LET’S BEGIN  /  Margaret Whiting  /  “A Fine Romance”   
  9. RUSH OF LOVE TO THE HEART  /  Mitch Winehouse  /  “Rush Of Love”         
  10. SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME  /  Amy Winehouse  /  “Frank  (B-Sides)” 
  11. MELANCHOLIA  /  Wynton Marsallis  /  “Hot House Flowers”  
  12. DON’T MISS YOU AT ALL  /  Norah Jones  /  “Feels Like Home”
  13. MISTY  /  Ray Brown Jr.  /  “Stand By Me” 
  14. REMEMBERING TO BREATHE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Dooji Wooji”    
  15. PARIS MISMATCH  (Theme)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /   (Unreleased Master)


10 Sep

What do you get when you cross a hearing test with a memory test and a paternity test?

Find out Saturday night at 10:00 on WMNR-FM and


8 Sep

Proven: Turntable For One makes you healthy and happy!

Ok.  Mock on, mock on.  But I’m not making this up, unlike the time I said Angela Lansbury asked me to run away with her.  No, I’m talking real scientific research, a couple of studies widely reported in the media. 

The first one quantified and confirmed something  we already knew instinctively: every hour of television you watch reduces your life span by 22 minutes.   Well, duh.  You try watching an episode of “The Bachelorette” and see if you don’t feel your will to live fading like Tinkerbell’s glow.

Now the really good news:  Another study, this one conducted in Britain, found that people who listen to radio have higher levels of happiness and energy than consumers of other forms of media.  In fact, radio had the most mood-enhancing effect of any media.  No surprise there. My mother never misses Turntable For One and she turns 98 this year.  Draw your own conclusions.

Want to get started on a happier, healthier life?  Maybe you should meet me Saturday night at my Turntable For One.

PLAYLIST – Tribute To The Conditional Sentence

4 Sep

Well, the new season has begun.  And no small animals were hurt or maimed during the broadcast — a vast improvement over last year. Here is the playlist for last night’s live show.

                           (Song  /  Artist  /  Album)

  1. I SHOULD CARE  /  Diahann Caroll  /  “The Magic Of Diahann Caroll”
  2. I COULD WRITE A BOOK  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “It Was Almost Like a Song”
  3. IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING  /Stacey Kent  /  “Hushabye Mountain”
  4. IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Falling In Love With Love”
  5. IF I HAD YOU /  Veronica Nunn  /  “Standard Delivery”
  6. IF I SHOULD LOSE YOU  /  Dena DeRose  /  “I Can See Clearly Now”
  7. THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Sarah Vaughan Live In Japan”
  8. I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT  /  (mystery vocalist)  /  Annette Funicello  /  “Dance Annette”           
  9. I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Dance With Me”
  10. THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG  /  Lorez Alexandria  /  “More of The Great Alexandria”
  11. IT SHOULDN’T HAPPEN TO A DREAM  /  Carmen McRae  /  “The Ultimate Carmen McRae”
  12. IF DREAMS COME TRUE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “All Night Long ”
  13. IF YOU NEVER FALL IN LOVE  /  Cannonball Adderley/Ernie Andrews  /  “Live Session”
  14. IT ISN’T SO GOOD IT COULDN’T GET BETTER  /  Irene Kral  /  “Second Chance”
  15. PARIS MISMATCH  (theme)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)


3 Sep

Turntable For One’s summer hiatus, or as I call it, “My long national nightmare,” finally ends tonight at 10:00 PM on WMNR and

What’s the theme for this first show?  Here’s a hint: what do these statements have in common?   1) If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.  2) How much wood would a wood chuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?  3) If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich?

Tune in tonight at 10:00 for the answer.  Afterwards I’ll be posting the show’s music playlist in case you want to know what CD to buy or music to download.

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