Archive | January, 2016

PLAYLIST FOR “MISTAKES, REGRETS, AND DO-OVERS” (1.30.16) #jazz #jazzsingers #jazzradio

31 Jan

“Mistakes, Regrets, and Do-Overs” – it’s not just the title of my upcoming posthumous memoir, it’s also the music theme for the week.  If you missed the show, well, I’m sure that’s a mistake you already deeply regret, especially after glancing down the playlist of great singers and songs. Don’t fret. There’s hope. You’ll get a do-over next Saturday night at 9:00. Try to be on time so that you can be sure to get a seat. 


SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I WAS A FOOL TO LET YOU GO  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Cassia DeMayo  /  “Heart, We Will Forget Him”
  • SOPHISTICATED LADY  /  Al Jarreau   /  “Soul Box”
  • THE LIES OF HANDSOME MEN  /  Kristy Baron  /  “Take This Journey”
  • DON’T’CHA GO ‘WAY MAD  /  Frank Sinatra  /  Sinatra & Swingin’ Brass”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Miles Davis  /  “Bleue”
  • MAY I COME IN  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • HE WAS TOO GOOD TO ME  /  Fay Claassen  /  “With A Song In My Heart”
  • AREN’T I CUTE?  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “It’s About Time”
  • BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • MAD ABOUT THE BOY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jessica Biel  /  “Easy Virtue – Movie Soundtrack”
  • DETOUR AHEAD  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirting With Twilight”
  • DID WE HAVE ANY FUN  /  Shepley Metcalf  /  “Something Irresistible”
  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Nat King Cole Sings George Shearing Plays”
  • NO REGRETS  /  Phoebe Snow  /  “Second Childhood”
  • GOOD GUY  /  Trisha Yearwood  /  Stormy Weather”
  • I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART  /  Joe Williams  /  “The Heart & Soul Of Joe Williams & George Shearing”
  • IT STARTED OVER AGAIN/THE SECOND TIME AROUND  /  Marlene Ver Planck  /  “The Mood I’m In”
  • I’M A FOOL TO WANT YOU  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “Quiet Now: Time & Again”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap  /  “Stardust”
  • SECOND CHANCE  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • ONE MORE CHANCE  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Rosie Sings Bing”
  • I NEVER MEANT TO HURT YOU  /  Laura Nyro  /  “The First Songs”
  • THE PEOPLE THAT YOU NEVER GET TO LOVE  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “The People that You Never Get To Love”
  •  PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Speaking of do-overs…you know you can always listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange. Click the link below.

And for a few additional grins, take a look at the funny new WMNR video about what the broadcasters do while the music is playing.

HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S MUSICAL THEME (1.30.16) #jazz #jazzvocals #jazzradio

27 Jan


I haven’t been in the studio for several week, but I’ll be making my triumphant return to live radio this Saturday night…unless the radio station changed the locks so my key doesn’t work.


Mistakes – we all make them. Regrets – we all have them. Do-overs – sometimes we get them. What does this have to do with this week’s musical theme? Absolutely everything!

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Saturday Nights   9:00-11:00 PM  (E.S.T.)  (GMT-5)

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Don’t forget: You never have to be without Turntable For One (This is true whether or not you find comfort in it.). Click the link below and start to enjoy a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange.


Want to see what goes on at my radio station when the music is playing? Click the link below to see the shocking video.

HINT ABOUT THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME (1.16.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

14 Jan


I won’t be in the studio this week because I’ve been granted an exclusive interview with El Chapo for the A.A.R.P. magazine. 

Sitting in for me will be Fred Velardi, host of WMNR’s Tuesday Morning Classics, and I know Fred will give you two hours of jazz and jazz vocals that will be entertaining, engaging, and thoughtful. But don’t get used to it. I’ll be back on January 23rd. 

TURNTABLE FOR ONE   Jazz Vocals & Live Radio

Saturday Nights   9:00-11:00 PM  (E.S.T.)  (GMT-5)

WMNR Fine Arts Radio and streaming on


Want to know what our broadcasters (including me) do while the music is playing? Watch this video:


And don’t forget: you can listen to Turntable For One podcasts on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange no matter what you friends may say about you. Click the link below:



10 Jan

As Turntable For One moves into its new time-slot (now 9:00-11:00 PM) I wanted to do a show about being all alone in the radio station since my friend, Dan Lenore, has retired his show which preceded mine.  I thought that paying tribute to him would be easier than paying back the money I owe him. I’ll let you know how that turns out. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title


  • MY BUDDY  /  Dr. John  /  “Trippin’ Live”
  • WHAT’LL I DO  /  Kim Nazarian  /  “Some Morning”
  • SATURDAY NIGHT IS THE LONELIEST NIGHT  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • CALL ME LONELY  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “When You Make Me Smile”
  • DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • IT’S ALWAYS 4:00 AM  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Blue & Pink, The Blue Songs”
  • MY ECHO, MY SHADOW, AND ME  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses At The Bottom”
  • LEARNING THE BLUES  /  Anita Wardell  /  “Kinda Blue”
  • EMPTY TABLES  /  Loston Harris  /  “Why Try To Change Me Now”
  • DRINKIN’ AGAIN  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story?
  • IT’S LONELY AT THE TOP  /  Randy Newman  /  “Songbook Vol. 1”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Whisper Not”
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy  /  “The Dream”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Cassia DeMayo  /  “Heart, We Will Forgive Him”
  • I HAVEN’T ANYTHING BETTER TO DO  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Ask A Woman Who Knows”
  • BILLY’S BLUES  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • SOLITUDE  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Curtis Stigers  /  “Baby Plays Around”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • ALL BY MYSELF  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Oh, Look At Me Now”
  • ONLY THE LONELY  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Dancing In The Dark”
  • JUST DROPPED BY TO SAY HELLO  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Capitol Years”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Theme Music)

Don’t forget that Turntable For One is available 24/7. And I’ve come up with an even better plan than you calling me at home so I can do a show for you over the phone. It’s a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange. Click the link and stop calling me at two in the morning.


HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME (1.9.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

7 Jan


If Misery loves company, imagine how much more miserable Misery is when it’s all alone. 


Turntable For One  Jazz Vocals & Live Radio

Saturday Nights   9:00-11:00 PM (E.S.T.)  (GMT-5)

WMNR Fine Arts Radio and streaming on


Want to see what I and other WMNR broadcasters do while the music is playing?  Check out this video:


2 Jan

Happy New Year and welcome to the new, two-hour version of Turntable For One. More music, more singers, and more chances for you to win big prizes – ok, that last one’s a lie. I got carried away. But I hope you’ll tune in every Saturday night, starting now at 9:00 PM (E.S.T.).

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • B-19  /  Harry James  /  “Record Sessions 1939-42”
  • ARTISTRY IN RHYTHM  /  Stan Kenton  /  “Stompin’ At Newport
  • TROUBLE IN MIND  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At Newport”
  • DOWN HERE ON THE GROUND  /  Mark Murphy W/ The Metropole Orchestra  /  “The Dream”
  • BLEE BLOP BLUES  /  Count Basie  /  “Count Basie At Newport”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Ray Charles and Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles and Betty Carter” 
  • DJANGO  /  Michel Legrand  /  “Legrand Jazz”
  • DAT DERE  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Sin & Soul…and Then Some”
  • SUNDAY IN NEW YORK  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Travelin’ Light”
  • THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA  /  Stan Getz/Astrud Gilberto  /  “Getz/Gilberto”
  • I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLEBEE  /  Spike Jones  /  Spike Jones Goes Crazy”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Michel LeGrand  /  “At Shelly’s Manne Hole”
  • ALL OF YOU  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Private Recording)
  • DAVY THE FAT BOY  /  Randy Newman  /  “Randy Newman/Live”
  • SIMON SMITH AND THE AMAZING DANCING BEAR  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Bill Evans  /  “The Complete Riverside Recordings”
  • WHEN I’M GONE  /  Phil Ochs  /  “At Carnegie Hall”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “At The Blue Note”
  • MOVE ON  /  Mandy Patinkin & Bernadette Peters  /  “Sunday In The Park With George”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Theme Music)

Want even more? Try a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange.

WHY IS THIS MAN SMILING? #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

2 Jan


Why is this man smiling? (Sadly, this is what actually passes for this man smiling.) He’s smiling because starting tonight, January 2nd, his radio show, Turntable For One, moves to 9:00 PM with two hours of great jazz vocals interrupted occasionally by this man talking and, perhaps, even smiling – who can tell? It’s radio.

The theme for this first two-hour show: Music That Changed My Life!

Happy New Year, everyone!

Turntable For One   Jazz Vocals & Live Radio

Saturday Nights   9:00 – 11:00 PM (E.S.T.)  (GMT-5)

WMNR Fine Arts Radio and streaming on

Want to see what I do while the music is playing? Check out this video: