Archive | April, 2014


30 Apr


Jazz singers and country singers. Maybe you’re thinking, irreconcilable differences. But I’m picturing a Venn Diagram and now I’m thinking, hey, I’ve got  a very interesting hour of music planned.


Turntable For One   Jazz Vocals and Live Radio

Saturday Night   10:00 PM  (E.D.T)

WMNR Fine Arts Radio and streaming live on

Not comfortable with delayed gratification? Listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange!


26 Apr

International Jazz Day is April 30th, but I couldn’t wait. Here’s a sampling of some wonderful jazz singers from around the world. Check out Jazz Day events at There must be something going on near you, so be sure to support this music we love.

It’s also almost Toots Thielemans’ 92nd birthday. He decided recently to retire, so I especially wanted to celebrate his birthday, his long career, and his music which always came straight from his heart into his harmonica. Thanks, Toots!


SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title


  • WHAT A LITTLE MOONLIGHT CAN DO  /  Chicago Jazz Orchestra/Cyrille Aimee  /  “Burstin’ Out”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Toots Thielemans/ Jamie Cullum  /  “One More For The Road”
  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Rigmor Gustaffson  /  “New York Life”
  • LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE  /  Paulinho Garcia  /  “Beautiful Love”
  • HELLO SONG  /  The Real Group  /  “Live in Japan”
  • DARN THAT DREAM  /  Michel Petrucciani  /  “Darn That Dream”
  • EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Brigitte Bardot  /  “The Rarity Collection”
  • EASY TO LOVE  /  Anne Ducros  /  “Urban Tribe”
  • THIS TIME THE DREAM’S ON ME  /  Toots Thielemans/ Till Bronner  /  “One More For The Road”
  • HOW’D YA LIKE TO LOVE ME  /  Hetty Kate/Gordon Webster  /  “Gordon Webster Meets Hetty Kate”
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy and The Metropole Orch.  /  “The Dream”
  • I WONDER WHAT BECAME OF ME  /  Toots Thielemans/ Trijntje Oosterhuis  /  “One More For The Road”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)





23 Apr


This Saturday is Honesty Day, Richter Scale Day, Hug An Australian Day, and this Wednesday is International Jazz Day. Guess which one I’ll be celebrating on the air. 

Turntable For One   Jazz Vocals and Live Radio

Saturday Night   10:00 PM  (E.D.T)

WMNR FIne Arts Radio and streaming on

Can never get enough of a good thing? I like the way you think. Check out Turntable For One on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange!


21 Apr

This week, as another in a series of uncalled for public services, I tried to warn you about a musical danger which is as rampant as it is clever – Anthropomorphism in the Great American Songbook. Don’t try to thank me — just doing my job. Okay, I changed my mind. Go ahead, try to thank me.

Here’s the playlist of the examples I chose. Listen and beware!

New show this Saturday; hint on Wednesday. 


SONG TITLE / Artist / CD Or Album Title

  • TALK TO THE ANIMALS / Bobby Darin / “If I Were A Carpenter”
  • STRAIGHTEN UP AND FLY RIGHT / Carmen McRae / “Velvet Soul”
  • THREE BEARS / Mark Winkler / “Mark Winkler Sings Bobby Troup”
  • WITH A SONG IN MY HEART / Fay Claasson / “With A Song In My Heart”
  • I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART / Tony Bennett / “Jazz”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN / Judy Wexler / “Dreams And Shadows”
  • SKYLARK / (Mystery Vocalist) / The Nutty Squirrels / “Bird Watching”
  • SKYLARK / Real Group / “Unreal”
  • OLD DEVIL MOON / Frank Sinatra Jr. / “As I Remember It”
  • THEN I’LL BE TIRED OF YOU / Peggy Lee / “Riding High”
  • COTTON TAIL / Maude Hixson / (Promo CD)
  • THE DUCK / Emilie-Claire Barlow / “The Very Thought Of You”
  • OLD MAN RIVER / Bela Karoli / “Furnished Rooms”
  • TIME YOU OLD GYPSY MAN / Julius LaRosa / “It’s A Wrap”
  • PARIS MISMATCH / Cody Owen Stine / (Unreleased Master)

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15 Apr


I’ve uncovered a plot hidden deep in the Great American Songbook to upend reality as we know it and make us believe in things which can’t possibly be true. Either you’re part of the solution or part of the problem. Guess which one I’m going to be this Saturday night. 

Turntable For One   Jazz Vocals and Live Radio

Saturday Night   10:00 PM (E.D.T.)

WMNR FIne Arts Radio and streaming on

There’s another new Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange.,”Finding My Religion: A Soul-Searching Hour.” It’s probably a serious discussion of the Mind-Body problem as it pertains to current theological tenets, right? You might want to think again.



13 Apr

Nothing says I’m only interested in what I’m doing like Selfies. So I got a little Selfie-Involved this week myself.  Check out the playlist for a little inspiration and then grab your smartphone – but don’t get so obsessed that you miss next week’s show. 

And scroll down to check out the Selfie Gallery from last night’s show!!


 SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THAT FACE  /  Joe Williams  /  “The Song Is You”
  • CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OF YOU  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Anthology”
  • FUNNY FACE  /  Fred Astaire  /  “Funny Face Soundtrack”
  • WHEN I LOOK IN YOUR EYES  /  Irene Kral  /  “Where Is Love?”
  • LOOK AT THAT FACE  /  Sammy Davis  /  “Sammy’s Back on Broadway”
  • ME, MYSELF, AND I  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Randy Crawford & Joe Sample Live”
  • SOMETHING IN YOUR SMILE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Dizzy Gillepsie  /  “Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac”
  • WAIT TILL YOU SEE HIM  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “The Speed Of Life”
  • TIME TO SMILE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “A Lazy Afternoon”
  • I SEE YOUR FACE BEFORE ME  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • A FACE LIKE YOURS  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “From The Meticulous To The Sublime”
  • I’LL BE SEEING YOU  /  Andrea Corr  /  “Lifelines”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)


12 Apr

Let the Selfies begin!! Click on the photos for a better view.

Here I am leaving a little surprise in Will Duchon's mailbox at WMNR. A water balloon is funnier than the time I left a kitten in  his mailbox, right?

Here I am leaving a little surprise in Will Duchon’s mailbox at WMNR. A water balloon is funnier than the time I left a kitten in his mailbox, right?


This is the way I think the audience sees me.


At that hour and after a couple drinks, this is the way the audience really sees me.



The closest I’ll ever come to holding a world record…



Dan Lenore, host of “On The Record.”Is it fair that he gets to have more hair AND more beard than I do?


Mark Morton, who keeps WMNR on the air, sent this from the nerve center of the radio station and I think he had a lot of nerve putting a promotional poster in the background.



Me introducing the Mystery Vocalist – you keep the mystery your way and I’ll keep it mine, ok?