Archive | November, 2014


26 Nov

No hint required – this week is the Fifth Annual Turntable For One Music To BeThankful For show with special appearances by more than a half-dozen other WMNR Broadcasters plus contributions from listeners as well. It’s one of the shows I look forward to the most every year. I hope you’ll tune in. And I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving if you celebrate that sort of thing wherever you are.

Turntable For One   Jazz Vocals and Live Radio 

Saturday Night    10:00 PM (E.S.T.)

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By the way, there is a new Turntable For One podcast just posted on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. I hope that’s not the best news you’ve heard all week, but if you need a little musical lift, click on the link below.


22 Nov

Is there really a difference between asking a rhetorical question and talking to yourself? That’s one of the few rhetorical questions I didn’t pose this week. But aren’t the songs and the singers below stellar enough? (That’s a rhetorical question.)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title 

  • HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Cyrille Aimee & The Surreal Band”
  • SHOULD I  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session”
  • HAVEN’T WE MET  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • WHY SHOULDN’T I?  /  Joanie Sommers  /  “For Those Who Think Young”
  • NOT YOU  /  Ian Thomas  /  “Just Passing Through”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC  /  Betty Carter & Carmen McRae  /  “Duets”
  • WOULDN’T IT BE LOVERLY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Rosanne Cash  /  “Columbia Records Radio Hour Vol. 1”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • AM I BLUE?  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • WHERE CAN I GO WITHOUT YOU?  /  Nina Simone  /  “Forbidden Fruit”
  • DO YOU MISS NEW YORK  /  Dave Frishberg  /“Classics”
  • WHY WAS I BORN  /  Karrin Allison  /  “Ballads: Remembering Jon Coltrane”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

Tune in for a special Turntable For One next week: “The 5th Annual Music To Be Thankful Show.”  If you can’t wait, talk to your shrink about your impulse control issues, or listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange.


20 Nov


Sure, other radio shows promise more questions than answers – and they’re proud of it. But Turntable For One boldly follows the road not taken (and, as usual, without a compass, moral or otherwise). I’m going to present something different – an hour of  questions that never need answers! How is that possible? Good question – but it’s for me to know and for you to find out by listening this Saturday night. 


Turntable For One   Jazz Vocals and Live Radio

Saturday Night   10:00 PM  (E.S.T.)

WMNR Fine Arts Radio and streaming on

Why wait to listen? Another good question! Click the link below to listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange.


15 Nov

Did you miss this week’s show? Hope you don’t suffer from Catagelophobia, the fear of being ridiculed or Enissohobia, the fear of being criticized because you’re in for a rough week. Want to avoid all the embarrassment and harassment? Be there promptly for next Saturday night’s show!


Phobia  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title


  • Agoraphobia (Fear Of Crowded Public Places)  /  LET’S EAT HOME  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Still On The Road”
  • Agyrophobia (Fear Of Crossing Streets)  /  ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • Aerophobia (Fear Of Flying)  /  DESTINATION MOON  /  Dinah Washington  /  “Dinah ‘62
  • Chorophobia (Fear of Dancing)  /  I WON’T DANCE  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • Arachnophobia (Fear Of Spiders)  THE SPIDER AND THE FLY  /  Maud Hixson  /  “Don’t Let A Good Thing Get Away”
  • Isolophobia (Fear of Being Alone)  /  DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • Elurophobia (Fear Of Cats)  MEMORY  /  Betty Buckley  /  “Cats – Cast Album”
  • Philophobia (Fear of Love)  /  I DON’T WANT TO BE IN LOVE  /  Allegra Levy  /  “Lonely City”
  • Cnidophobia (Fear Of Insect Stings)  /  ROXANNE  /  (Mystery Phobia)  /  Sting & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  /  “Symphonicities”
  • Lilapsophobia (Fear of Tornadoes and Hurricanes)  /  DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD  /  Lillie Kae  /  “I’m Glad There Is You”
  • Gerontophobia (Fear of Growing Old)  /  WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Thank You For Everything”
  • Telephonophobia (Fear of Telephones)  /  BUSY SIGNAL  /  Hetty Kate & Gordon Webster  /  “Gordon Webster Meets Hetty Kate”
  • Octiphobia (Fear of the Night)  /  I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington  /  “Ella At Duke’s Place”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  “Unreleased Master”

 Don’t forget: you can always listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange, although it would hurt if you finished reading this first.


12 Nov


“We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” By that standard, my advice for this week’s show is BE AFRAID…BE VERY AFRAID!


On November 29, I’ll be presenting the Fifth Annual Turntable for One “Music To Be Thankful For” program. Do you have a piece of music you’ve been thankful for this past year? Email me (at and let me know. I’ll try to fit in as much of your music as I can.  Remember: it’s a jazz vocals show, so no Mahler; and try to keep the time under five minutes.  


Want to hear a classic Turntable For One show? There are 32 podcasts waiting to satisfy your every jazz vocal need.


8 Nov

I’ve played songs that compare people to ghosts, dogs, cats, gypsies, tramps, and thieves, mysteries, and more. You know what I haven’t played? What’s that? Songs that compare people to pastrami sandwiches or garages or stucco or a slow death by viper venom? Ok, fine, you’re right. Now do you want to hear my answer? Songs that compare people to songs! If you can come up with an hour of songs comparing people to stucco, let me know, but until then, check these songs out. 


SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title 

  • YOU WILL BE MY MUSIC  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back)   
  • THE SONG IS YOU  /  Ed Reed  /  “The Song Is You”
  • A PRETTY GIRL IS LIKE A MELODY  /  Beegie Adair / Jaimee Paul  /  “After The Ball”  
  • I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”    
  • WHEN HE MAKES MUSIC  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Gentle Is My Love/How Glad I Am”   
  • IF YOU WERE A SONG  /  Billy Brandt  /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor” 
  • THE MUSIC THAT MAKES ME DANCE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Mimi Hines  /  “The Mimi Hines Album” 
  • IT WAS ALMOST LIKE A SONG  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”  
  • I HEAR MUSIC  /  Dakota Staton & George Shearing  /  “In The Night” 
  • YOU AND THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Pointless Nostalgia”
  • STARDUST  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “The Complete Sarah Vaughan on Mercury Vol. #3”  
  • THE SWEETEST SOUNDS  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Home”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

How do you keep the music playing, you ask (or maybe sing? I’ll tell you how: by listening to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. I’ve done just about all the work for you. You just have to click on the link below.


5 Nov


When is a song not a song? (No, the answer is more complicated than: when Rod Stewart sings it!)  Find out the real answer this Saturday night.

Turntable For One   Jazz Vocals and Live Radio

Saturday Night   10:00 PM  (E.S.T.)  

WMNR Fine Arts Radio and streaming on

Here’s a little something to get you in the mood: there’s a brand new Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. No kidding. Really. Honest. Still don’t believe me? Click on the link below.


2 Nov

If we could put this election season to music, what would it sound like? My name is H. William Stine, and I approve this playlist.


SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title


  • I LOVE BEING HERE WITH YOU  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Basin Street East Proudly Presents Peggy Lee” 
  • IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “When Lights Are Low”   
  • LITTLE WHITE LIES  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Swings Lightly”   
  • CALL ME IRRESPONSIBLE  /  Jack Jones  /  “Love Ballad”   
  • THE LIES OF HANDSOME MEN  /  Marlene Ver Planck  /  “A Quiet Storm”
  • BLIZZARD OF LIES  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Classics”     
  • I’M OLD FASHIONED  /  Shirley Horn  /  “A Lazy Afternoon”  
  • I REALLY DON’T WANT TO KNOW  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  John Travolta  /  “A Love Song For Bobby Long”
  • I DON’T WORRY ABOUT A THING  /  Mose Allison  /  “Mose in Your Ear”   
  • I’VE GOT NO STRINGS  /  Roz Corral  /  “Telling Tales”     
  • I BELIEVE IN YOU  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “It Might As Well Be Swing”  
  • WE THE PEOPLE  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Inside This Heart Of Mine”   
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Nat King Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions” 
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Sally Mayes  /  “Our Private World”   
  • HONESTY  /  Berlin Voices  /  “States Of Mind”               
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

If next Saturday seems like a long time to wait for the next live Turntable For One, there’s an easy solution that’s only a click away: Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange.