Archive | January, 2012


29 Jan

“A rose by any other name” would still be a tiresome cliche, but all of tonight’s featured performers — singers and musicians — are frequently called by other names. So am I, of course, but these guys are called their various nicknames to their faces. Big difference if you like to keep track of things like that.

SONG TTLE / Performer / Album or CD title

  • OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY / Billie Holiday / “Embraceable You”
  • IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOU / Frank Sinatra / “The Rare Sinatra”
  • THE TROLLY SONG / Betty Carter / “The Audience With Betty Carter”
  • THE NIGHT WE CALLED IT A DAY / Milt Jackson & John Coltrane / “Bags and Trane”
  • WHEN LIGHTS ARE LOW / Sarah Vaughan / “The Complete Roulette Studio Sessions”
  • BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP / Nat Cole & George Shearing / “Nat Cole Sings/George Shearing Plays”
  • LET’S FALL IN LOVE / Diane Schuur & Maynard Ferguson / “Swingin’ For Shuur”
  • SKYLARK / Jack Jones / “Jack Jones Paints A Tribute to Tony Bennett”
  • CLOSE YOUR EYES / Doris Day/Andre Previn / “Duet”
  • BLUESETTE / Mel Torme & Buddy Rich / “Mel Torme w/ The Buddy Rich Orchestra”
  • FOR MY LADY / Toots Thielemans / “Chez Toots”
  • LITTLE UNHAPPY BOY / Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley / “Nancy Willson & Cannonball Adderley”
  • SWEET SLUMBER / Jimmy Witherspoon & Jack McDuff / “The Blues Is Now”
  • PARIS MISMATCH / (theme) / Cody Owen Stine / (Unreleased Recording)


24 Jan

Here are a few words to help you understand this week’s Turntable For One:


Judge, Jug, Brute, Spoon, Bags, Rabbit, Sassy, King, Sweets, Swee’ Pea, Bean.

A music tribute to the word association test? Not even close. 11 reasons why I never win at Words With Friends? Hey, let’s not get personal.

Listen for the answers to this and at least a dozen other troubling questions, plus an hour of great jazz and jazz vocals on Turntable For One.

Live radio, Saturday night, 10:00 PM, on WMNR, and


22 Jan

Welcome Joe Coughlin and Denise Donatelli to the Turntable For One playlist. I’d be interested in your reactions to them; also to the unexpected version of “Not While I’m Around,” by Jamie Cullum.  

Talk to you next week  


  • PROMISES, PROMISES  /  Dionne Warwick  /  “Promises, Promises”
  • EVERYTHING I HAVE IS YOURS   /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • AS LONG AS I LIVE  /  Hetty Kate  /  “Kissing Bug”
  • FROM THIS MOMENT ON  /  Joe Coughlin  /  Things Turn Out That Way”
  • I WILL  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • DON’T MAKE PROMISES  /  Tim Hardin  /  “Live In Concert”
  • ALWAYS  /  The Swingle Singers  /  “Top Hat, White Tie, And Tails”
  • IT HAD TO BE YOU  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”
  • I’LL BE AROUND  /  (mystery vocalist)  /  Richard Chamberlain  /  “TV’s Dr. Kildare”
  • IT’S YOU OR NO ONE  /  Denise Donatelli  /  “When Lights Are Low”
  • COME RAIN OR COME SHINE  /  Ray Charles  /  “The Genius Of Ray Charles”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  Delicatessan  /  “Jazz+Bossa”
  • NOT WHILE I’M AROUND  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “The Pursuit”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (THEME)  /  Cody Owen Stine  / (Unreleased Recording)


17 Jan


“Promises and pie crusts are made to be broken.”  — Jonathan Swift

So guess which one will be featured on Turntable For One this week.

Live radio Saturday night at 10:00 on WMNR, and streaming at


15 Jan

This was supposed to be my Halloween show, until a ton of snow fell in October, and I didn’t want such good music to be left behind. It surprised me how few jazz or jazz-influenced singers are left-handed. Next time I’m going for a show of left-handed ventriloquists.  

  • THOU SWELL  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Unforgettable”
  • CHEROKEE  /  Wynton Marsalis  /  “Standard Time Vol. 1”
  • I’M EASY  /  Keith Carradine  /  “Nashville”
  • THE LADY IS A TRAMP  /  Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga  /  “Duets II”
  • HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON  /  Judy Garland  /  “Judy at Carnegie Hall”
  • STORMY MONDAY  /  Lou Rawls/Les McCann  /  “The Best of Lou Rawls”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  [mystery vocalist]  /  Harpo Marx  /  “The Best of Harpo Marx”
  • FOUR BROTHERS  /  Manhattan Transfer  /  “The Very Best of the Manhattan Transfer”
  • AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK  /  Sting  /  “Nothing Like The Sun”
  • SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES  /  Diane Keaton  “Annie Hall”
  • IT’S ALL RIGHT WITH ME  /  Errol Garner  /  “Concert By The Sea”
  • ORDINARY FOOL  /  Ray Brown Jr./Paul Williams  /  “Friends and Family”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  [theme song]  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)


11 Jan


Here’s a partial list of people who could be on Turntable For One this week. What do they all have in common?

Paul Simon, Justin Beiber, Jay Leno and David Letterman, Anthony Perkins, W.A. Mozart, Natalie Cole, Joan of Arc, and on and on…

I’m not certain they’ll all make it, but I hope you will. Something sinister is afoot, although not exactly.

Saturday night at 10:00 — Live radio on WMNR-FM, and


8 Jan

For the first program of 2012, I thought we’d spend an hour engaged in “civil discourse,” songs about Please and Thank You. In an election year, this may have been our last chance. 

Things will get back to normal this Saturday. Drop back on Wednesday for a clue. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • PLEASE BE KIND  /  Frank Sinatra/Count Basie  /  “Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First”
  • THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES  /     Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamsville”
  • MAY I COME IN?  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • OPPORTUNITY PLEASE KNOCK  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • BILL BASIE WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME  /  Sammy Davis/Count Basie  /  “Our Shining Hour”
  • PLEASE DON’T THINK IT’S FUNNY  /  Holly Yarborough  /  “Mr. Rogers Swings!”
  • SQUEEZE ME BUT PLEASE DON’T TEASE ME  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Memories of You”
  • DANKE SHOEN  /  (mystery vocalist)  /  Patty Duke  /  “The Very Best of Patty Duke”
  • UN PERNOD SIL VOUS PLAIT  /  Roberta Gambarini  /  “The Complete Kind of Blue Recordings”
  • PLEASE SEND ME SOMONE TO LOVE  /  Joe Williams/Count Basie  /  “Live In Las Vegas”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (theme)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Recording)


3 Jan


Do you remember Captain Kangaroo? Or Goofus and Gallant? If you do, then you already know the magic words that will lead you to this week’s theme on Turntable For One.

See you Saturday night at 10:00!

Live radio on WMNR-FM,


2 Jan

Well, now we won’t have 2011 to kick around anymore. Hope we don’t regret that.

Happy New Year! Stop back next Wednesday for a clue about the theme for the first show of 2012.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  “Album or CD Title”

  • EXPERIMENT  /  Jane Stuart  /  “Don’t Look Back”
  • THERE’LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “That San Francisco Sun”
  • I’M GONNA WASH THAT MAN RIGHT OUT OF MY HAIR  /  Stacey Kent  /  “In Love Again”
  • I WANT TO BE HAPPY  /  Julian Yeo  /  “You And The Night”
  • I’M GOING TO LIVE TILL I DIE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “The Complete Roulette Sarah Vaughan Studio Sessions”
  • I’M LIKE A NEW BROOM  /  Jonathan Schwartz  /  “Alone Together”
  • SOMEDAY  /  Chantal Chamberland  /  “Dripping Indigo”
  • THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Bill Henderson with the Oscar Peterson Trio” 
  • I’M GOING TO LOCK MY HEART  /  Kristin Korb  /  “Why Can’t You Behave?”
  • TAKE A CHANCE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Rare Sinatra”
  • SMILE  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “Half The Perfect World”
  • I WON’T GROW UP  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “From The Vaults”
  • REMEMBERING TO BREATHE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Dooji Wooji”  
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (theme music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Recording)