Archive | June, 2014


28 Jun

I’m going to be taking two months off from doing live shows, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop listening to great jazz vocals. Herewith are your summer listening assignments. 

You know what else? You don’t have to stop listening to Turntable For One, either. Click on the link below to go to the PRX Podcast page and listen to previous shows produced for syndication.


SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THREE LITTLE WORDS/SIR DUKE  /  Bria Skonberg  /  “Into Your Own”
  • CAN’T WE BEGIN AGAIN  /  Joey DeFrancesco/Joe Doggs  /  “Falling In Love Again”
  • SOMETHIN’ LIKE LOVE  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “Rebecca Kilgore’s Lovefest at the Pizzarelli Party”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Kellye Gray  /  “KG3 Live At The Bugle Boy
  • SUMMERTIME  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • I DON’T WANT TO  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Second Hand Smoke
  • EMBRACEABLE YOU  /  Laura Nyro  /  “Angel In The Dark”
  • I DON’T KNOW WHY (I JUST DO)  /  (Mystery Trumpet Player)  /  Joe Williams/Harry “Sweets” Edison  /  “Together”
  • BROOKLYN BRIDGE  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Great City”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Jackie Ryan/Terry Gibbs/Swing Fever  /  “Grand Masters of Jazz”
  • JAZZ IS A SPECIAL TASTE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Sweet Spot”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)
  • SIGNING OFF  /  Helen Merrill  /  “You’ve Got A Date With Helen Merrill”



26 Jun


This Saturday night is the season finale. I have some loose strings to tie up, a few songs I’ve been wanting to play for months, and I’ll be handing out your summer listening assignments. Hilarity should ensue; and if it doesn’t, I’m not taking all the blame.


Turntable For One   Jazz Vocals and Live Radio

Saturday Night   10:00 PM (E.D.T.)

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This may be the final show until September, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Try a Turntable For One podcast – one size fits all.



21 Jun

Doing some traveling this summer? There are a number of interesting jazz singers out there, some in unexpected places. I played a few of them this week. 


(City)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title


  • (NYC)  /  TEA FOR TWO  /  Pete McGuinness  /  “Voice Like A Horn”
  • (Chicago)  /  CHEEK TO CHEEK  /  Chicago Jazz Orchestra/Cyrille Aimee  /  “Burstin’ Out”
  • (Chicago)  /  THERE ARE SUCH THINGS  /  Sachal Vasandani  /  “We Move”
  • (Oshkosh)  /  GARY, INDIANA  /  Janet Planet  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • (Nashville)  /  YOUNG AND NAÏVE  /  Heather Rigdon  /  “Young And Naive”
  • (Twin Cities)  /  LOVER COME BACK TO ME  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Gypsy In My Soul”
  • (Austin)  /  HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT  /  Kellye Gray  /  “And They Call Us Cowboys”
  • (L.A.)  /  HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  Nancy Sinatra  /  “California Girl”
  •  (L.A.)  /  BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP  /  Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra/Ernie Andrews  /  “L.A. Treasures Project”
  • (San Francisco)  /  IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “Art Attack”
  • (Portland)  IF I ONLY HAD A HEART  /  Michael Winkle  /  “The Dream”
  • (Seattle)  /  SO HARD TO FIND  /  Eugenie Jones  /  “Black Lace Blue Tears”
  • (Berkeley)  /  LOVER MAN  /  Lissy Walker  /  “Wonderland”
  • (NYC)  /  PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)




18 Jun


I’ve played new and promising Brazilian jazz singers, French singers, Swedish singers, Irish singers, British and Australian singers, Dutch singers, Canadian singers, Russian and German singers…am I forgetting anyone? Oh, wait – I know!”


Turntable For One   Jazz Vocals and Live Radio

Saturday Night    10:00 PM  (E.D.T.)

WMNR Fine Arts Radio and streaming on

Listen to Turntable For One podcasts anytime, anywhere…ok, maybe not on the operating table. Hope your anesthesiologist isn’t listening, too.


16 Jun

This week I went on strike, put random CDs in our 6 CD players, and put the music selection into the audience’s hands.  And let me tell you, I’m not going to do that again – because they did a fantastic job, making me feel far from indispensable. Below is the music they chose at random. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title


  • YOU AND THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Pointless Nostalgic”
  • MAY I COME IN  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • BYE BYE BLACKBIRD  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Into The Indigo”
  • THREE LITTLE WORDS/SIR DUKE  /  Bria Skonberg  /  “Into Your Own”
  • DAY IN-DAY OUT  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The First Lady of Song”
  • I DON’T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT YOU  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • SMILE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Robert Downey Jr.  /  “The Futurist”
  • BURNIN’ THE TOAST  /  Suzy Bogguss  /  “Swing”
  • FOUR BROTHERS  /  The King Sisters  /  “Spotlight on The King Sisters”
  • IT’S ALL RIGHT WITH ME  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Stockholm Sweetnin’”
  • I’M THROUGH WITH LOVE  /  Little Jimmy Scott  /  “If You Only Knew”
  • THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Live In Japan”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

ON STRIKE!! (6.14.14)

15 Jun

I went on strike last night and the audience chose the music. Playlist to come…once I’m off the picket line. Stay tuned!


11 Jun


You think it’s easy, don’t you? Every week, week after week, pick some kind of ironic theme, throw some songs at it, and see what sticks. Easy? Really? Want to  see what happens when I don’t pick a theme; in fact, I’m not even going to choose the music, either! What are you going to do now? Think you’re ready to step up to the plate, grab the bull by the horns, jump into the deep end, put your money where your mouth is? Don’t you know how unsanitary that is? So I guess we’ll see what you’re made of on Saturday, won’t we?


Turntable For One   Jazz Vocals and Live Radio 

Saturday Night   10:00 PM  (E.D.T.)

WMNR Fine Arts Radio and streaming on

I’ll let you in on a secret if you promise to tell everyone you can. I posted a new podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. All of the same great Turntable For One music without the excruciating waiting for Saturday night. Click the link below.


7 Jun

Just imagine: you’re sitting on an metal folding chair or in the stands of a stadium, the sun is beating down, and I’m delivering a litany of what I consider the truths and facts of life. That’s how you feel every week listening to the show? That’s not what I was going for. Think graduation, think the possibilities and potentials of the future, think an hour of musical advice to graduates! 


SONG TITLE  /  Artist/  CD Or Album Title


  • EXPERIMENT  /  Jane Stuart  /  “Don’t Look Back”
  • PICK YOUrSELF UP  /  Nat Cole/George Shearing  /  “Nat Cole Sings/George Shearing Plays”
  • OUR TIME  /  Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway  /  “Sibling Revelry”
  • EVERYBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “My Kind Of Broadway”
  • EVERYBODY SAYS DON’T  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Sings Sondheim”
  • LISTEN HERE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Classics”
  • THROW IT AWAY  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Stockholm Sweetnin’”
  • THIS FUNNY WORLD  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Complete Improv Sessions”
  • AS TIME GOES BY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Dirk Bogarde  /  “Lyrics For Lovers”
  • I HOPE YOU DANCE  /  Deborah Lippmann  /  “Nightingale”
  • YOU MIGHT AS WELL LIVE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Mark Winkler Sings Bobby Troup”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings Comden & Green”
  • WHEN I’M GONE  /  Phil Ochs  /  “There But For Fortune”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)


3 Jun


Well, it’s happened again. Another year has rolled past, another graduation season has come and almost gone, and not one single school, college, university, junior college, community college, school of continuing education, driving school, or pet obedience school has invited me to deliver the commencement address at graduation. And here I am, ready and eager as usual to share my wisdom and advice, predictions and predilections with an audience of bored and inattentive listeners. Hey, wait! Don’t I have that already?


Turntable For One   Jazz Vocals and Live Radio

Saturday Nights   10:00 PM  (E.D.T.)

WMNR Fine Arts Radio and streaming on

Can’t get enough? Fill up on Turntable For One podcasts on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. Your secret is safe with me.