Archive | January, 2015


29 Jan

Anyone notice I’ve been gone? Just me? Thought so. Okay. in that case, I’m sure the news that I won’t be in the studio this week either won’t rock your world -not nearly as much as this year’s flu has rocked mine for the past two week. (Fair and balanced though I am, I can say nothing to recommend having the flu, nothing whatsoever.) I’m going to take another week to see if I can stop coughing long enough to say my name plus a word or two after that. 

The good news is we’ll be playing one of my favorite shows as an Archive Encore this Saturday night, so that you can relive one more time all of the fun, mystery, and erudition which was missing when I did this show live and is still missing. (People need some consistency to anchor their lives, right?)

Watch this space for news about my return to life and to live programs.

TURNTABLE FOR ONE     Jazz Vocals and Live Radio  

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19 Jan

Couldn’t do a live show this week, so I reached into the Turntable For One archives for an oldie but goodie – which happened to be “Oldies But Goodies Week.” 

It was “Oldies But Goodies Week” on the show this week, but I didn’t mean the songs. I meant the singers! To sing on this week’s show you needed to be 70-years-old at least; or if you weren’t 70, you had to be accompanied by (at least) a septuagenarian. By the time I’m in my 70s, I hope still to be cutting my own meat. But look what these singers produced even in the late stages of their careers.  

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title


  • ANYTHING GOES  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • WONDER WHY  /  Carmen McRae & Shirley Horn Trio  /  “Sarah – Dedicated To You”
  • LIVING WITHOUT YOU  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • BABY DREAM YOUR DREAM  /  Marlene VerPlank  /  “Ballads mostly…”
  • THE JUG AND I  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “The L.A. Treasures Project”  
  • ILL WIND  /  Charlie Haden With Nora Jones  /  “Sophisticated Ladies”
  • YOUNG AT HEART  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  George Burns & Bobby Vinton  /  “As Time Goes By”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Freda Payne  /  “Come Back To Me Love”
  • RICH INTERIOR LIFE  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Don’t Cry For No Hipster”
  • MAYBE  /  Lena Horne  /  “An Evening With Lena Horne”
  • OH YOU CRAZY MOON  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND  /  Dave Brubeck & Roberta Gambarini  /  “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  


I’ll have a new hint for this Saturday’s show on Wednesday. But don’t forget, Turntable For One is always ready to please you. (What else in your life can make that promise?) Click on the link below to listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange.


15 Jan

I can’t be there live this week, so I’ll be dipping into the archives for an encore show.  If you think I look a lot younger this Saturday night, keep it to yourself, ok?


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Saturday Night   10:00 PM  (E.D.T.)

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10 Jan

Feeling a little frisky, I thought I’d get suggestive this week with an hour of Improper Suggestion songs sung by a highly proper collection of singers.  

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  Album Or CD Title

  • IT’S ALL RIGHT WITH ME  /Diahann Carroll  /  “The Magic Of Diahann Carroll”
  • WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • DO SOMETHING  /  Kate McGarry  /  “The Target”
  • WHEN IN ROME/YOU FASCINATE ME SO  /  Mark Jennett  /  “The Way I Am”
  • I WANT A LITTLE SUGAR IN MY BOWL  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Sings The Blues”
  • LET’S GET LOST  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “Baby Plays Around”
  • KEEP IT TO YOURSELF  /  Amy Rigby  /  “18 Again: An Anthology”
  • ON A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Homer & Jethro  /  “Cornfucius Say”
  • HE AIN’T MR. RIGHT  /  Sally Mayes  /  “The Story Hour”
  • DON’T MISUNDERSTAND  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Song Book”
  • DO IT AGAIN  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER  /  Marc Pompe  /  “Monk’s Dream”
  • SATISFACTION  /  Gabriela Anders  / “Bossa Beliza”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine


6 Jan

Last week’s theme turned out to be, “Oh, no, you don’t.” Weather won that round and I couldn’t get to the station for a live show. Hope you enjoyed the show from the archives. Let’s try this again with a different theme, ok?


People can make all kinds of suggestions. They make helpful suggestions, or constructive suggestions, or timely suggestions, or improper suggestions. Guess which one I’m focusing on this Saturday night?

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Can’t wait for Saturday night? I’ll bet Dr. Phil would scold you for your impulse control deficit. But I say, enjoy yourself and listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. Click the link below.