Archive | November, 2015

PLAYLIST FOR “6TH ANNUAL MUSIC TO BE THANKFUL FOR SHOW” (11.28.15)

30 Nov

This is always a special show for me because I invite a number of my broadcasting colleagues at the radio station to play music for which they’ve been thankful during the past year. I think it makes all of us at the station even more thankful for the opportunity to play music we love for our audiences. (For more info about the broadcasters, go to wmnr.org) And because this show always comes around my birthday, I’m also joined every year in the studio and on the air by the people I am most thankful for – my wife and my son.  

(Broadcaster Or Guest’s Name)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • (Fred Velardi)  /  HE WAS TOO GOOD TO ME  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Stardust”
  • (Dan Lenore)  /  I GOT A ROBE, YOU GOT A ROBE  /  Charlie Haden & Hank Jones  /  “Steal Away”
  • (Rich Moran)  /  I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • (Will Duchon)  /  YOU MY LOVE  /  Bill Henderson & Charlie Haden  / “The Art Of The Song”
  • (Megan Stine)  /  THANK GOD I’M ME  /  Mike Daley  /  Demo from “The Prisoner of Vegas”
  • (Gary Gerrard)  /  YOU GO TO MY HEAD  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Manhattan Moods”
  • (H. William Stine)  /  Alabamy Bound  /  Darlene & Jonathan Edwards  /  “Sing Along With Dearlen & Jonathan Edwards”
  • (Dominique Johnson)  /  I WISHED ON THE MOON  /  Lara Downes  /  “A Billie Holiday Songbook”
  • (Garrett Stack)  /  HIGHER  /  Lea Salonga  /  “Allegiance”
  • (Cindy Carlson)  /  ‘S WONDERFUL  /  The Cast  /  “An American In Paris”
  • (Cody Owen Stine)  /  DEDICATED TO YOU  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Dedicated To You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Want to know what else you’ll be thankful for? Listening to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. It’s the reason you have ears…unless you don’t have ears in which case I’m sorry I brought the whole thing up. Click the link below to see what you’re missing. 

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HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME (11.28.15)

25 Nov

No hint necessary this week!

It’s my 6th Annual Music To Be Thankful For program, a post-Thanksgiving Day music party featuring special appearances and suggestions from some of my fellow broadcasters at the radio station.  

What music are you thankful for this year? 

Turntable For One   Jazz Vocals & Live Radio

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PLAYLIST FOR “EITHER/OR” (11.21.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

22 Nov

Each week when I’m putting together a show, I have to decide between so many choices – either a new singer or a classic one; either a familiar song or something more recent; and, most important of all, either libel or slander.  This week I decided to let the singers wrestle with their own Either/Or decisions. Why should I have to do all the work?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music of Coltrane & Hartman”
  • GOTTA BE THIS OR THAT  /  Kim Nazarian & John Pizzarelli  /  “Some Morning”
  • THEY’RE EITHER TOO YOUNG OR TOO OLD  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “For The Duration”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga   /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • COME RAIN OR COME SHINE  /  Sinne Eeg & Thomas Fonnesbaek  /  “Eeg & Fonnesbaek”
  • LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • WITH OR WITHOUT YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jackie Evancho  /  “Awakening”
  • SUMMER, HIGHLAND FALLS  /  Billy Joel  /  “The Complete Albums Collection”
  • TULIP OR TURNIP  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AIN’T MY BABY  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • I HOPE YOU DANCE  /  Deborah Lippmann & Savion Glover  /  “Nightingale”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

Don’t forget: It’s not an “either/or” question when it comes to listening to Turntable For One. Missed the Saturday night live show? Don’t cry. Please. You know how I hate it when you cry. You can always listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange. Just click the link below: 

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HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY’S THEME (11.21.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

18 Nov

HINT:

Sondheim wrote, “The choice may have been mistaken, but choosing was not.” Makes sense, but weighing all the choices, all the “either/ors,” can be tricky. 

 

TURNTABLE FOR ONE   Jazz Vocals & Live Radio

Saturday Nights   10:00 PM (E.S.T.)

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Want to know what I sound like in the daytime? (I know I do.)  Join me Saturday afternoon at 4:00 PM on WMNR and wmnr.org for two hour of the best of Broadway when I sit in for Garrett Stack on his program, Broadway Bound.”

PLAYLIST FOR “MAGIC 8-BALL NIGHT” (11.14.15)

15 Nov

In an attempt to answer some of life’s biggest questions (and who isn’t trying these days?), I brought in a new consultant for the evening (pictured below). It didn’t help much. 

H. With New Consultant

But before the usual silliness began, I opened the show with Jacky Terrasson’s exquisite, heartbreaking La Marseillaise, just in case there was a heart somewhere not broken enough.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

 

  • LA MARSEILLAISE  /  Jacky Terrasson  /  “A Paris”  
  • HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN?  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Cyrille Aimee & The Surreal Band”
  • WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO MISS NEW ORLEANS?  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark” 
  • JUST YOU, JUST ME  /  Sinne Eeg & Curtis Stigers  /  “Remembering You” 
  • SHOULD I SURRENDER  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Loving You” 
  • WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Rita Wilson  /  “AM/FM”
  • WAS IT SOMETHING I SAID?  /  Lily Frost  /  “Too Hot For Words”   
  • SOPHISTICATED LADY  /  Mayte Alguacil  /  “Day By Day”   
  • WE GOT TO PUT THE SUN BACK IN THE SKY  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • MY IDEAL  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Earth Wants You”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC?  /  Betty Carter & Carmen McRae  /  “The Carmen McRae/Betty Carter Duets”
  • HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING?  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence” 
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Want to know another way to keep the music playing? Listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. Click the link below. 

http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one

 

 

HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME (11.14.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

12 Nov

HINT:

Will Turntable For One play some great jazz vocals this week? “It is decidedly so.” And will it be another great show? “Can not predict now.” Uh-oh. Not the answer I was hoping for. Are you sure this thing really works?

 

Turntable For One   Jazz Vocals & Live Radio

Saturday Nights   10:00 PM  (E.S.T.)  (GMT-5)

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Did you miss a show? Lucky for you I don’t take attendance. Double lucky for you that I post Turntable For One podcasts on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. Don’t just sit there – start clicking!

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PLAYLIST FOR “THE FACTS OF LIFE” (11.7.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

7 Nov

Once again Turntable For One goes where no other radio program goes and, as usual, I forgot to bring a map. But I thought it was time that someone told the audience the facts of life. And, as you can see, I had some impressive help. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LIFE IS JUST A BOWL OF CHERRIES  /  Carmen McRae  /  “The Ultimate Carmen McRae” 
  • YOU’RE NOBODY TILL SOMEBODY LOVES YOU  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Night On The Town With The Rat Pack”
  • BITTER WITH THE SWEET  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm /  “Spark” 
  • DOWN  /  Ian Shaw  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Sinne Eeg & Thomas Fonnesbaek  /  “Eeg—Fonnesbaek”
  • THE WATERS OF MARCH  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Giants Of Jazz: Mark Murphy”  
  • WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Dreams In Apartment”
  • I’M GLAD I’M NOT YOUNG ANYMORE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Lorne Greene  /  “Young At Heart”
  • IF YOU WANT THE RAINBOW  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • GOD BLESS THE CHILD  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Be Good” 
  • THROW IT AWAY  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Stockholm Sweetnin”
  • YOU MIGHT AS WELL LIVE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Till I Get It Right”  
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine 

Here’s one of the better facts of life: you can listen to a Turntable For One podcast anywhere, anytime, day or night (except maybe when you’re in surgery). Click the link below to go to PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. 

 

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