Archive | March, 2012


28 Mar


If it takes two to tango and two for tea and two for the road, guess how many it takes to host Turntable For One this week?

Turntable For One   Saturday night   10:00 PM   Live radio on WMNR, Fine Arts Radio, and!


26 Mar

If you think the playlist looks good, wait till you hear the music. Join me next Saturday night at 10:00. I don’t have a clue about what I’m doing next week, but I’ll have one for you here on the blog on Wednesday.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title  

  • IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING  /  Lisa Maxwell  /  “Happy”
  • BLUE SKIES  /  Dr. John  /  “Afterglow”
  • SPRING IS HERE  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Rah”
  • THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES  /  Irene Kral  /  “Second Chance”
  • SPRING IS WHERE YOU ARE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Till I Get It Right”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  (mystery vocalist)  /  Dirk Bogarde  /  “Lyrics For Lovers”
  • JOY SPRING  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Unsung Heroes’
  • SPRINGTIME FOR HITLER  /  Hilarious Hitmakers  /  “Classic Comic Songs”
  • I’LL REMEMBER APRIL  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “In Person”
  • APRIL IN PARIS  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Gypsy In My Soul”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING  /  Tony Bennett/Bill Evans  /  “Together Again”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (theme song)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)


21 Mar


What do these things have in common? March Madness…income tax…the goat-footed balloon man…

Find out this Saturday night.

Turntable For One. Saturday night at 10:00 PM. Live radio on WMNR and


18 Mar

Thanks for joining me for our St. Patrick’s Day revelry, featuring a stew of Irish songs, Irish singers, and even a few Irish jazz singers we don’t hear often over here. Though my favorite part of the show was eating an entire bowl of Lucky Charms.

Don’t miss the clue for next week’s show this Wednesday. Stay home from work if you have to.

SONG TITLE / Artist / CD or Album Title

LUCK BE A LADY / Frank Sinatra/Count Basie / “Sinatra: Vegas”

CLOSE TO YOU / Siobhan Pettit / “Long Ago Tomorrow”

I CAN’T GET STARTED / Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney / “Fancy Meeting You Here”

COME RAIN OR COME SHINE / Gerry Mulligan / “Live At The Village Vangaurd

MY LAST AFFAIR / Joe Coughlin / “Live”

PALS / (mystery vocalist) / Ann Jillian & Steve Allen / “Introducing Ann Jillian The Singer”

COCKLES AND MUSSELS / The Hi-Los / “The Hi-Los Happen To Folk Music”

ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET / Ella Fitzgerald / “12 Nights In Hollywood”

ALL OF YOU / Cormac Kenevey / “The Art Of Dreaming”

MEET YOU AT THE MOON / Imelda May / “Love Tattoo”

THE RAINBOW CONNECTION / Bobby Scott / “Slowly”

PARIS MISMATCH / (theme) / Cody Owen Stine / (Unreleased Master)


14 Mar


This Saturday is a special holiday, a holiday that inspires people to gather, to march in parades, get drunk, and be rowdy — Saturday is National Submarine Day, but forget about it. Anyone know of any other holiday we could celebrate with some great jazz vocals?

Turntable For One.  Saturday Night.  10:00 PM  Live radio on WMNR and


11 Mar

Thanks for sharing Lawrence Welk’s birthday celebration with me. I will always think of him as one of those musical soldiers, who, even in the face of Daylight Saving Time, was always trying to turn the clocks back. In weeks to come you won’t want to miss other stirring Turntable For One tributes to those singers and musicians who helped make music what it is today, by retiring, giving up, getting into debilitating fistfights, and/or opening up dry cleaning shops. Bless them all.

 I’ll put up a hint about next week’s show on Wednesday, and talk to you next week. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL   /  Judy Wexler  /  “Under A Painted Sky”
  • IT’S A WONDERFUL WORLD   /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra Swings”
  • MR. WONDERFUL  /  Peggy Lee  /  “The Singles Collection”
  • ‘S WONDERFUL  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Gypsy In My Soul”
  • (WHAT A) WONDERFUL WORLD  /  Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon, James Taylor  /  “Garfunkel”
  • ON A WONDERFUL DAY LIKE TODAY  /  Veronica Nunn  /  “American Lullaby”
  • WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD  /  (mystery vocalist)  /  Joe Pesci  /  “Vincent LaGuardia Gambini Sings Just For You”
  • WONDERFUL GUY  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Normal as Blueberry Pie”
  • THEY SAY IT’S WONDERFUL  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Dedicated To You”
  • WHEN SOMEBODY THINKS YOU’RE WONDERFUL  /  Nicole Ratté  /  “When Someone Thinks You’re Wonderful”
  • SOMETHING WONDERFUL  /  Carly Simon  /  “My Romance”
  • WONDERFUL  /  Victoria Hart  /  “Whatever Happened To Romance?”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (theme)  /  (Unreleased Master)


7 Mar


It’s his birthday this Sunday! He’s 109 years old! He won’t be at Saturday night’s Turntable For One party; neither will a single note of his music.  But because of him, it’s going to be a wonderful,  wonderful show!

Listen this Saturday night for an hour of great jazz vocals, plus must-have information regarding the imminent transition to Daylight Savings Time. 

Turntable For One.  Saturday night.  10:00 PM.  Live radio on WMNR and!

Ever wonder how much chaos I can create on someone else’s show? Find out this Friday night when I guest-host The Night Cafe.  Friday night.  10:00 PM.  WMNR,


4 Mar

In honor of National “What If Pets Had Thumbs Day” — and I’m not making that up — we had an evening of anatomically correct bodily parts songs. Next week we’ll celebrate the birthday of a special musician — by ignoring him completely. Look for a clue on Wednesday. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  Album or CD Title

  • BODY AND SOUL  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • I SEE YOUR FACE BEFORE ME  /  Bill Henderson & Oscar Peterson  /  “Bill Henderson w/ Oscar Peterson”
  • CLOSE YOUR EYES  /  Melissa Stylianou  /  “Bachelorette”
  • JEEPERS CREEPER  /  Julius LaRosa  /  “Julius LaRosa”
  • GRANDMA’S HANDS  /  Shirley Horn  /  “A Lazy Afternoon”
  • YOUR MIND’S ON VACATION  /  Mose Allison  /  “Lounge Live at Mountain Stage“
  • ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART  /  Diane Marino  /  “Just Groovin””
  • THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE  /  (mystery vocalist)  /  Marvin Gaye  /  “Love Songs: Bedroom Ballads”
  • WHEN I LOOK IN YOUR EYES  /  Irene Kral  /  “Where Is Love”
  • I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra: Vegas”
  • HAUNTED HEART  /  Deborah Winters  /  “Lovers After All”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN  /  Tom Wopat  /  “Dissertation on The State Of Bliss”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (theme)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Recording)