Archive | November, 2012


28 Nov


What do Elwood P. Dowd, King Lear, and Travis Bickle have in common? 


Probably the same thing that makes me think I can get an hour of jazz vocals out of this theme. Can I? Are you talking to me? Tune in to find out!


TURNTABLE FOR ONE  Saturday Night  10:00 PM

Jazz Vocals and Live Radio  WMNR Fine Arts Radio and


25 Nov

Thanks to everyone who wrote in with a suggestion – listeners and fellow broadcasters. I am thankful when this program is more of a conversation than a monologue.

Talk to you next week.

SONG TITLE / Artist / CD or Album Title

  • THREE BEARS / Mark Winkler / “Mark Winkler Sings Bobby Troup”
  • SHENANDOH / Jo Stafford / “American Folk Songs”
  • SOME DAY MY PRINCE WILL COME / Dave Brubeck / “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  • I DON’T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT YOU / Delicatessen / “Good Night Kiss”
  • AUTUMN IN NEW YORK / Dawn Upshaw / “Upshaw Sings Vernon Duke
  • AUTUMN NOCTURN / Benny Goodman / “The Yale University Archives”
  • NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT / Fred Astaire / “The Special Magic Of Fred Astaire”
  • I WISHED ON THE MOON / Billie Holiday / “Billie Holiday for Lovers”
  • LET’S FALL IN LOVE / Frank Sinatra / “Perfectly Frank Radio Broadcasts”
  • SUMMERTIME / Lillie Huddleston / “How Long Has This Been Going On”
  • WHO CARES / Alice Ricciardi / “Comes Love”
  • PARIS MISMATCH / (Theme Music) / Cody Owen Stine / (Unreleased Master)


21 Nov

(No need for a hint, because I’ve been talking about this show for weeks…)

Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving; and if you feel you still have room for a little more turkey, join me Saturday night for The Third Annual Turntable For One Music To Be Thankful For program with lots of great music, special guests, and surprises.

Turntable For One  Saturday Night  10:00 PM

Jazz Vocals and Live Radio  WMNR Fine Arts Radio and


17 Nov

If the Dalai Lama, Satchel Paige, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and David Petraeus can write their lists of Rules To Live By (and they have), why can’t I?

SONG TITLE / Artist / CD Or Album Title

  • EXPERIMENT / Tony Bennett / “Stage & Screen Hits”
  • LAUGHING AT LIFE / Etta Jones / “Doin’ What She Does Best”
  • SWINGING ON A STAR / Mark Murphy / “Ultra Lounge: Nursery Rhymes”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE / Delicatessen / “Jazz + Bossa”
  • IF I RULED THE WORLD / James Brown / “It’s A New Day – So Let A Man Come In”
  • SHALL WE DANCE / Stacey Kent / “Let Yourself Go”
  • I DON’T WORRY ABOUT A THING / Mose Allison / “Mose In Your Ear”
  • I’M GONNA LIVE TILL I DIE / Queen Latifah / “Trav’lin’ Light”
  • MAKE SOMONE HAPPY / (Mystery Vocalist) / Bill Nighy / “Arthur Christmas Movie Soundtrack”
  • GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE / Lorez Alexandria / “Alexandria The Great”
  • LISTEN HERE / Dave Frishberg / “Classics”
  • DON’T BE BLUE / Veronica Nunn / “American Lullaby”
  • BEFORE YOU KNOW IT / Mary Stallings / “Dream”
  • YOU MIGHT AS WELL LIVE / Mark Winkler / “Till I Get It Right”
  • PARIS MISMATCH / (Theme Music) / Cody Owen Stine / (Unreleased Master)


14 Nov


“‘Beauty is truth, truth beauty, — that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know'” That’s all? Really? Let’s talk about that.


Turntable For One  Saturday Nights  10:00 PM

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10 Nov

Calling names – it’s as American as throwing an apple pie, or criticizing a baseball or football umpire . So you didn’t like the show tonight? Try next Saturday night, bozo.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THE GENTLEMAN IS A DOPE  /  Sarah Vaughan/Count Basie  /  “Count Basie & Sarah Vaughan”
  • CANDY  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • SO LONG, YOU FOOL  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Make Someone Happy”
  • CALL ME IRRESPONSIBLE  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Hello Dolly To Goodbye Charlie”
  • CALL ME DARLING  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Jukebox Ella”
  • SISSIES  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Till I Get It Right”
  • YOU’RE BLASÉ  /  Kristin Korb  /  “Why Can’t You Behave?”
  • YOU’RE THE TOP  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Cary Grant  /  “Did You Know These Stars Also Sang?” 
  • BABY, BABY ALL THE TIME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love”
  • YOUR MIND’S ON VACATION  /  Mose Allison  /  “Lounge Live From The Mountain Stage”     
  • THE LADY IS A TRAMP  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Main Event”
  • HE’S A TRAMP  /  Stacy Sullivan  /  “It’s A Good Day”  
  • CRAZY SHE CALLS ME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Bennett On Holiday”
  • YOU AIN’T NOTHING BUT A J.A.M.F.  /  Roberta Gambarini  /  “So In Love”                    
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)                


7 Nov


Well, the campaigns and elections are finally over. No more debates, no more ads, no more declaiming and blaming, no more spinning and pivoting, no more talking points and scoring points, and no more name calling — Wait a minute! Better hold off on that last one.

(Don’t forget to check out the Thanksgiving Show page and send me a suggestion for the “Music To Be Thankful For” show.)

Turntable For One    Saturday    10:00 PM   Jazz Vocals and Live Radio        

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4 Nov

After Sandy stormed through, I thought a show short on silliness and longer on reflection was needed. Back to business next Saturday night.  

Want to help me plan the November 24th show? Click on Thanksgiving Show and then offer a suggestion of music you’ve been thankful for this year.  

Talk to you next week!


SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title 



  • REMEMBERING TO BREATHE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Dooji Wooji”
  • DANCING IN THE DARK  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Dance With Me”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  Gladys Knight  /  “Before Me”
  • MOONLIGHT PICNIC  /  Gelber & Manning  /  “Moonlight Picnic”
  • MAKE IT GO AWAY  /  Holly Cole  /  Dark Dear Heart”
  • BABY’S REQUEST  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • IT ISN’T SO GOOD IT COULDN’T BE BETTER  /  Irene Kral  /  “Second Chance”
  • LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Rod McKuen  /  “Jerome Kern: Life Upon The Wicked S.T.A.G.E.
  • TAKE FIVE  /  Dave Brubeck/Carmen McRae  /  “Vocal Encounters”
  • NO ONE IS ALONE  /  Chip Zien  /  “Wall To Wall Sondheim”
  • TOMORROW’S ANOTHER DAY  /  Kristin Korb  /  “In The Meantime”
  • SMILE  /  Rickie Lee Jones  /  “It’s Like This”
  • LET IT BE  /  The Beatles  /  “Let It Be”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)


1 Nov

No hint necessary. It’s been a horrific week. I hope you are safe. If you can, let’s spend an hour being grateful and hopeful.


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