Archive | September, 2012


29 Sep

Proud to say that on this Road Trip, Turntable For One offered up more MPG (Music Per Grandiloquence) this week than any show, domestic or import. Check out the playlist for proof.

Check out the blog on Wednesday for a hint about next Saturday’s show.

Talk to you next week!

SONG TITLE / Artist / CD Or Album Title

  • ON THE ROAD AGAIN / Rosemary Clooney / “Still On The Road”
  • SUNDAY AFTERNOON / Blossom Dearie / “Winchester In Apple Blossom Time”
  • GREEN DOLPHIN STREET / Joe Coughlin / “Lowdown West Broadway
  • TWO FOR THE ROAD / Nancy LaMott / “My Foolish Heart”
  • TRAV’LIN’ LIGHT / Tony Bennett / “Bennett On Holiday”
  • I KNOW THE WAY TO BROOKLYN / Lorraine Feather / “Dooji Wooji”
  • THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE / Steven Pasquale / “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • ROUTE 66 / (Mystery Vocalist) / Nancy Sinatra / “California Girl”
  • THE STREET OF DREAMS / Frank Sinatra & Count Basie / “Live At The Sands”
  • EASY STREET / Sarah Vaughan / “Sarah Sings Soulfully”
  • TRAFFIC JAM / James Taylor / “JT”
  • TWO OF US / Grazyna Auguscik & Paulinho Garcia / The Beatles Nova”
  • HIT THE ROAD TO DREAMLAND / Trudy Kerr / “Trudy Kerr Sings Jazz For Juniors”
  • PARIS MISMATCH / (THEME MUSIC) /Cody Owen Stine / (Unreleased Master)


26 Sep


“What’s your road, man?–holyboy road, madman road, rainbow road, guppy road, any road. It’s an anywhere road for anybody anyhow.”

– Jack Kerouac, On the Road,

Buckle up, check the map, strap the dog to the car roof, and crank up the radio for an hour of great jazz vocals.

Turntable For One Saturday Night at 10:00 PM Live radio on WMNR Fine Arts Radio and


23 Sep

Irving Berlin died on this date in 1989. Ok, so did a lot of people, but he left us 1500 songs to keep us busy. I only had time for about a dozen or so. 

Come back next Wednesday for a hint about next week’s show. 

Talk to you next week. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • BLUE SKIES  /  Hallie Loren  /  “They Oughta Write A Song”
  • ALEXANDER’S RAGTIME BAND  /  Ray Charles  /  “The Genius of Ray Charles”
  • BE CAREFUL IT’S MY HEART  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • STEPPIN’ OUT WITH MY BABY  /  Fred Astaire  /  “The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • LET’S GO SLUMMING ON PARK AVENUE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • THE BEST THING FOR YOU  /  George Evans  /  “At The Cellar”
  • ALWAYS  /  Swingle Singers  /  “A Celebration of The Voice”
  • LET’S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE  /  Lillie Huddleston  /  “How Long Has This Been Going On”
  • WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO GET MY PICTURE  IN THE PAPER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Irving Berlin  /  “Irving Sings Berlin”
  • CHEEK TO CHEEK  /  Lisa Hearn  /  “I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good”
  • HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN  /  Joe Williams  /  “The Ultimate Joe Williams”
  • WHAT’LL I DO  /  Nicole Henry  /  “The Nearness Of You”
  • CHANGE PARTNERS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim”           
  • I GOT LOST IN HIS ARMS  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love”
  • RUSSIAN LULLABY  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Bennett/Berlin”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)


20 Sep


Irving Berlin would be 124…if he hadn’t been dead for 23 years.


Turntable For One Saturday Night 10:00 PM

Jazz Vocals and Live Radio on WMNR Fine Arts Radio and


16 Sep

Check your ego and superego at the door; this week’s show was all about the id — you mean, Kim Kardashian’s new book, The 7 Habits of Highly Over-rated People?  No, it’s about a dozen musical answers to the eternal question, “What do you want?” (This playlist has been updated because I made changes during the show. )

Next Wednesday, a new clue for next week’s show. 

Talk to you next week. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • I WANT TO BE HAPPY  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “The Diva Series: Sarah Vaughan”
  • I WANT TO BE AROUND  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Ultimate Tony Bennett
  • DADDY  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “Look Out!  It’s Joanie Sommers”
  • WOULDN’T IT BE NICE  /  Rebecca Sullivan  /  “This Way, This Time”
  • I’M A FOOL TO WANT YOU  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Where Are You?”
  • I WANT TO BE A SIDEMAN  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • I JUST WANT TO GET PAID  /  Dave Tull  /  “I Just Want To Get Paid”
  • I WANT TO BE LOVED BY YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Sinead O’Connor  /  “Am I Not Your Girl?”
  • AFTER YOU GET WHAT YOU WANT YO DON’T WANT IT  /  Julian Yeo  /  “You And The Night”
  • MATCHMAKER, MATCHMAKER  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Make Someone Happy”
  • SOMETHING MAKES ME WANT TO DANCE WITH YOU  /  Nat Cole  /  “Let’s Face The Music”
  • WONDERFUL  /  Victoria Hart  /  “Whatever Happened To Romance?”
  • I WANT A LITTLE GIRL  /  Joe Williams  /  “Joe William’s Finest Hour”
  • OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Roberta Gambarini  /  “So In Love”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

Jazz Vocals and Live Radio       Saturday Night  10:00 PM      WMNR Fine Arts Radio and


11 Sep


“The heart wants what the heart wants,” as someone once famously opined. Ok, Saturday night, who wants to go first?


Turntable For One    Saturday Nights at 10:00   Jazz Vocals and Live Radio on WMNR Fine Arts Radio and

(And for a short write-up of the show and to see the video I produced, WMNR: Behind The Scenes,” go to!)


9 Sep

A Star-filled, if not all-Star program this week. 

Come back Wednesday for a clue about next Saturday night’s program. 

If you have a question about any of this music, leave a comment or write to me at

Talk to you next week. 


SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  Album or CD Title

  • TWINKLE, TWINKLE LITTLE STAR  /  Carol Welsman  /  “Inclined”
  • STELLA BY STARLIGHT  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Jazz Moods: Cool”
  • STAR EYES  /  Anne Farnsworth  /  “Saturday Morning”
  • YOU ARE MY LUCKY STAR  /  Petula Clark  /  “You Are My Lucky Star”
  • STAIRWAY TO THE STARS  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU  /  Carol Sloane  /  “As Time Goes By”
  • SO MANY STARS  /  Lina Nyberg  /  “So Many Stars”
  • SWINGING ON A STAR  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  John Lithgow  /  “Singin’ In The Bathtub
  • IF THE STARS WERE MINE  /  Melody Gardot  /  “My One And Only Thrill
  • STARDUST  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Satin Doll”
  • STARS FELL ON ALABAMA  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”
  • I’LL BUY YOU A STAR  /  Betty Carter  /  “The Audience With Betty Carter”
  • LOST IN THE STARS  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Starry Night”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)


5 Sep


“The jazz, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.” Oh, yeah? Not this week!


Turntable For One     Saturday Night   10:00 PM     Live Radio on WMNR Fine Arts Radio and


2 Sep

Great to be “starting over” with a new season of Turntable For One. This year I promise: more great jazz vocals, more new singers, and more chances for you to win fabulous prizes! (One of those is a blatant lie.  Tune in next Saturday night at 10:00 to find out which one.)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  Album or CD Title

  • SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES  /  George Evans  /  “Live At The Cellar”
  • THE THINGS WE DID LAST SUMMER  /  Nancy Wilson & George Shearing  /  “The Swinging’s Mutual”
  • ISN’T IT A PITY  /  Mel Torme  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • HELLO STRANGER  /  Diane Marino  /  “Groovin”
  • IT STARTED ALL OVER AGAIN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “I Remember Tommy”
  • LET ME TRY AGAIN  /  (mystery vocalist)  /  Connie Francis  /  “Live At Trump’s Castle”
  • CAN WE PRETEND  /  Freddie Cole  /  “Talk To Me”
  • FANCY MEETING YOU HERE  /  Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney  /  “Fancy Meeting You Here”
  • THE SECOND TIME AROUND  /  Rickie Lee Jones  /  “Pop Pop”
  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Nat Cole & George Shearing   /“Songs From Stage and Screen”
  • TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Bennett At Carnegie Hall”
  • WHERE DO YOU START?  /  Leslie  Uggams  /  “On My Way To You”
  • TILL I GET IT RIGHT  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Till I Get It Right”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (theme music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)