Archive | December, 2013

PLAYLIST FOR 2013 THE TURNTABLE FOR ONE YEAR IN REVIEW (12.28.13)

28 Dec

 A fond look back at the year that was and some of the musical themes I featured during 2013, or, in other words, an hour of reflection on unfulfilled possibilities. My kind of New Year’s Party. Hope yours is a good one, too. 

Talk to you next Saturday night!

2013 MUSICAL THEME  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title  

  • ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT  /  PLEASE BE KIND  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First”
  • SURPRISE ENDINGS  /  I SHOULD CARE  /  Diahann Carroll/Andre Previn  /  “The Magic Of Diahann Carroll”
  • ALL ALONE  /  SOLITUDE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “BENNETT ON HOLIDAY”
  • FINDING MY RELIGION  /  GOD WILL  /  Holly Cole  /  “Blame It On My Youth”
  • MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE NSA  /  TELL ME ALL ABOUT YOURSELF  /  Nat Cole  /  “Tell Me All About Yourself”
  • WEEKEND DANCE MARATHON  /  SHALL WE DANCE  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan in The Rain”
  • ASKING FOR TROUBLE  /  I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • TRIBUTE TO THE INANIMATE OBJECT  /  BROOKLYN BRIDGE  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Great City”
  • FAVORITE 2013 MYSTERY VOCALIST  /  PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Wilford Brimley  /  “Wilford Brimley with the Jeff Hamilton Trio”
  • PITY PARTY  /  GOOD GUY  /  Tricia Yearwood  /  “Stormy Weather”
  • HUNGER GAMES  /  HUNGRY MAN  /  Mark Winkler   /  “West Coast Cool”
  • TRIBUTE TO THE DECLARATIVE SENTENCE  /  YOU TURNED THE TABLES ON ME  /  Delicatessen  /  “Good Night Kiss
  • HERE’S TO 2014!  /  MAKING IT UP AS WE GO ALONG  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Language” 
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME (12.28.13)

25 Dec

HINT:

The last show for 2013, so that means I’ve got one more chance to make Turntable For One the best show I possibly can…unless I already have. What will I do then?

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PLAYLIST FOR “CHRISTMAS PARTY 2013” (12.21.13)

21 Dec

These days the office Christmas party is usually followed by a corporate re-organization and large scale downsizing.  

Hope you have a great Christmas. 

Hope I’m back next week…

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MY FAVORITE THINGS   Tony Bennett  /  “Snowfall”
  • SLEIGH RIDE/ WINTER WONDERLAND/LET IT SNOW  /  Maureen McGovern  /  “Christmas With Maureen McGovern
  • KISSING BY THE MISTLETOE  /  Diana Panton  /  “Christmas Kiss”
  • OUR TIME OF YEAR  /  Jason Paul Curtis   /  “Lover’s Holiday”
  • SOME CHILDREN SEE HIM  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “Just In Time for Christmas”
  • SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN  /  Doug Munro/Cyrille Aimee  /  “A Very Gypsy Christmas”
  • CHRISTMAS IS   /  Holly Cole  /  “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
  • HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS  /  New York Voices  /  “Let It Snow”
  • SNOW DAY  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “A Very Chaise Lounge Christmas”
  • HE’S GONNA TAKE AWAY OUR CHRISTMAS  /  Robert Goulet  /  “Wonderful World of Christmas”
  • THE SECRET OF CHRISTMAS  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • THE CHRISTMAS SONG  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “A Christmas Album”
  • SILENT NIGHT  /  Connie Evingson  /  “The Secret Of Christmas”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • I WANT THE WORLD FOR CHRISTMAS  /  The Real Group  /  “The World For Christmas”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME (12.21.13)

18 Dec

HINT:

He comes at night, magically through the air, bringing surprises and fulfilling wishes. You never see him, though maybe you hear him, but, probably, you’re fast asleep. Santa Claus??!! I’m talking about me every Saturday night! And would it hurt you to leave me some milk and cookies once in a while?

 

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PLAYLIST FROM “DUETS” (12.14.13) (AN ARCHIVED SHOW)

15 Dec

 

 

Ok, so I’m not the Postal Service and snow and rain and wind did stay the completion of my duties on Saturday. But wasn’t it almost as much fun to relive this special show from last year? (I’m probably glad I can’t hear your answer.) My thanks to my special guest host, Siri, for helping me out with a duet behind the mic. But the real stars are below, a fabulous collection of singers and duets. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • THE LADY IS A TRAMP  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Duets 2”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC?  /  Carmen McRae & Betty Carter  /  “The Carmen McRae  Betty Carter Duets”
  • I CONCENTRATE ON YOU  /  Frank Sinatra/Antonio Carlos Jobim  /  “The Frank Sinatra Collection”
  • SOMETIMES I’M HAPPY/I WANT TO BE HAPPY  /  Jessica Molaskey/John Pizzarelli  /  “Sitting In Limbo”
  • BIG CITY BLUES  /  Barry Manilow & Mel Torme  /  “2:00 AM Paradise Café”
  • CORCOVADO  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Lovesick”
  • LOVE WON’T LET YOU GET AWAY  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Seth MacFarlane & Sara Bareiles  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • IF I HAD YOU  /  Willie Nelson & Diana Krall  /  “American Classic”
  • TEACH ME TONIGHT  /  Sarah Vaughan & Joe Williams  /  “The Complete Roulette Sarah Vaughan Studio Sessions”
  • I WONDER  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN /  Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway  /  “Sibling Revelry”
  • TWO SLEEPY PEOPLE  /  Carly Simon & John Travolta  /  “Film Noir”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

HERE’S AN UPDATE FROM THE TURNTABLE FOR ONE SPORTSDESK (12.14.13)

14 Dec

Looks like the final score tonight is going to be Storm Elektra 1 – Turntable For One – 0. The winter storm in the Northeast means I won’t get to the station tonight and we’ll be playing a show from the archive – an interesting show, nevertheless. I invited a special guest-host to join me, plus the CD players revolt and play what they want, and hilarity, as you might expect, ensues.

While we’re on the subject of Winter Storm Elektra…when did we start naming winter storms? Aren’t they just a lot of snow and wind? They don’t have personalities, hopes, desires, foibles or Facebook pages. Do we really need to anthropomorphize everything? Next companies will start paying to sponsor winter storms as they name arenas and stadiums (although Winter Storm Bank Of America sort of has a ring of truth to it.) But if we are going to name winter storms, isn’t that something we could reasonably ask Kanye and Kim to handle?

Something to think about…though not for very long. As you can tell, I didn’t.

Talk to you next week, unless Winter Storm Ford Fusion moves in.

HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME (12.14.13)

10 Dec

HINT:

I’ll bet I can think of some Christmas songs you won’t be singing around the tree this year. Think I’m wrong? Tune in Saturday night. 

 

Turntable For One   Jazz Vocals and Live Radio

Saturday Night   10:00 PM   WMNR Fine Arts Radio and streaming on wmnr.org

 

Need to hear Turntable for One when you want to hear it? Check out the podcast page: 

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