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14 Feb

After doing about a dozen Valentine’s Day shows over the years, I needed something new for this year’s theme. Out of the blue this theme came to me. I don’t know why I thought of it. The show was a mix of love songs, plus a few Valentine gifts to myself and a number of song dedications from the audience. In the end, I believe I acquitted myself well. And, acquittal is all the matters, right? 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Sassy Swings The Tivoli”
  • WHY DO PEOPLE FALL IN LOVE?  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art of Excellence”
  • I LOVE TO LOVE  /  Nina Simone  /  “Forbidden Fruit”
  • MY ROMANCE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • YOU & I  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • EINE KLEINE KAT  /  Frederica von Stade  /  “Songs Of The Cat”
  • I HAD TO FALL IN LOVE WITH YOU  /  Calabria Foti  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • IT’S YOU OR NO ONE FOR ME  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Falling In Love With Love”
  • BLAH BLAH BLAH  /  Nicole Herzog  /  “That’s Life”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Michel LeGrand  /  “Michel Legrand At Shelley’s Manhole”
  • SHE’S FUNNY THAT WAY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice ‘n Easy
  • ALWAYS  /  Maci Miller  /  “Round Midnight”
  • LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met”
  • EVEN IN PARIS  /  Monica Ramey  /  “Make Someone Happy”
  • HEART AND SOUL  /  Joe Williams & George Shearing  /  “The Heart & Soul of Joe Williams & George Shearing”
  • FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Gregory Porter  /  “One Night Only”
  • COME RAIN OR COME SHINE  /  Norah Jones, Wynton Marsalis  /  “Here We Go Again”
  • FIRE  /  The Ault Sisters  /  “Sisters In Song”
  • SOMETHN’ LIKE LOVE  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • WHY DID I CHOOSE YOU  /  Shirley Horn  /  “A Lazy Afternoon”
  • AGAIN  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • YOU AND THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Live Performance)
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack  /  “Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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17 Feb

Sure, other shows might play The Greatest Love Songs of The 20th Century or boast about playing The Greatest Love Songs of All Time, but only Turntable For One can play two hours of the Greatest Love Songs I Want To Hear. You want your favorites? Get your own show!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE  /  Sarah McKenzie  /  “Secrets Of My Heart”
  • LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met”
  • COMES LOVE  /  Chloe Perrier  /  “Petite Fleur”
  • LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND  /  Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross  /  “The Swingers”
  • HE LOVES ME I THINK  / Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • L.O.V.E.  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • YOU’LL SEE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Michel Legrand  /  “Michel Legrand At Shelly’s Manne-Hole”
  • WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Iggy Pop  /  “Apres”
  • LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE  /  Tamuz Nissim  /  “Capturing Clouds”
  • EASY LIVING  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Shawn Colvin  /  “Stormy Weather”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art of Romance”
  • EXACTLY LIKE YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina At Town Hall”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old, New, Borrowed, & The Blues”
  • LOVE IS GOOD FOR ANYTHING THAT AILS YOU  /  Barbara Cook  /  “Rainbow Around My Shoulders”
  • LOVE ISN’T EVERYTHING  /  Lucy Yeghiazaryan  /  “Blue Heaven”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • EMBRACEABLE YOU  /  Lillie Huddleston  /  “How Long Has This Been Going On”
  • I LOVE MY WIFE  /  Ron Boustead  /  “Unlikely Valentine”
  • SO I LOVE YOU  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack  /  “Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway”
  • THE PEOPLE YOU NEVER GET TO LOVE  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “The People That You Never Get To Love”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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28 Sep

This week’s show was ripped from the headlines with only superficial wounds as a result. Day after day we find out there are things we do know and things we don’t know. Since I’ve demonstrated time after time that I have no shame about exploiting current situations, I dedicated the show to the known and the unknown. I know I got away with it, while it’s unknown to me how I did it. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TIME IT WAS  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant  /  “Woman Child”
  • I KNOW YOUR HEART BY HEART  /  Mel Torme  /  “That’s All”
  • I DON’T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT YOU  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • I DON’T KNOW WHY  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • I WISH I KNEW  /  Kelly Green Trio  /  “Volume One”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW ME  /  Peter Eldridge  /  “Somewhere”
  • YOU BETTER KNOW IT  /  Nina Simone  /  “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”
  • DON’T YOU KNOW I CARE  /  Joe Williams  /  “Every Night”
  • I’LL KNOW  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Broadway My Way”
  • MORE THAN YOU KNOW  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Smokey Robinson  /  “Timeless Love”
  • I WISH I KNEW HOW IT WOULD FEEL TO BE FREE  /  Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • HOW LITTLE WE KNOW  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Listen Here”
  • HOW LITTLE WE KNOW  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Capitol Sings Hoagy Carmichael”
  • SOMEONE’S BEEN SENDING ME FLOWERS  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Phil & Me”
  • I KNOW YOU KNOW  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • YES I KNOW WHEN I’VE HAD IT  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Live Performance)
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • I KNOW YOU FROM SOMEWHERE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Once In Every Heart”
  • I DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT YOU  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “I Didn’t Know About You”
  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Rare Sinatra”
  • YOU’LL NEVER KNOW  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “You’ll Never Know”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Donny Hathaway  /  “A Donny Hathaway Collection”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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13 Oct

I hope my hint this week was sufficiently confusing…“I’ll play every song at least twice but I won’t play any song more than once.” All I meant was I’ll play two different songs with the same song title. I was surprised at how many there are, and how many I didn’t know before last week. How about you?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title 


  • THE LOOK OF LOVE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra With Love
  • THE LOOK OF LOVE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “The Main Ingredient”
  • SHALL WE DANCE   (1937)  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Let Yourself Go”
  • SHALL WE DANCE   (1951)  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • WELCOME TO THE CLUB  /  Nat Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • WELCOME TO THE CLUB  /  Mel Torme  /  “My Kind Of Music”
  • EVERYTHING’S COMING UP ROSES  /  Count Basie Orchestra  /  “Broadway Basie’s Way”
  • EVERYTHING’S COMING UP ROSES  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Keira Knightley  /  “Begin Again” Soundtrack
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT   /  Carmen McRae  /  “Carmen Sings Monk”
  • NO REGRETS (1950) /  Edith Piaf  /  “The Very Best Of Edith Piaf”
  • NO REGRETS (1936)  /  Phoebe Snow  /  “Second Childhood”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW (1970)  /  Karen Carpenter  /  “The Singles – 1969-1981”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW   (1934)  /  Donny Hathaway  /  “A Donny Hathaway Collection”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

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1 Jul

 Vacation time!  Turntable For One is taking a two-month hiatus until September. Don’t let that stop you from dropping  back here now and then because I’ll have news about next season’s shows, and I’ll be posting thoughts about some of the new music I’m listening to this summer.

I see that the blog has visitors from all over the world. I’d love to hear what music you’re listening to these days. Leave me a comment and let’s start a conversation.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • EVERY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “After Hours”
  • WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN  /   Frank Sinatra  /  “Songs For Swinging Lovers”
  • THEN YOU CAN TELL ME GOODBYE  /  Diane Marino  /  “Just Groovin”
  • I CAN’T WAIT TO MISS YOU  /  Jack Jones  /  “Love Ballad”
  • MEET ME AT NO SPECIAL PLACE  /  Maud Hixson  /  “Love’s Refrain”
  • DON’T LIKE GOODBYES  /  Bill Henderson  /  “The Complete VeeJay Recordings”
  • HEY THAT’S NO WAY TO SAY GOODBYE  /  (mystery vocalist)  Claudine Longet  /  “Let’s Spend The Night Together”
  • WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT GOODBYE  /  Diahann Carroll  /  Diahann Carroll Sings Harold Arlen”
  • I WILL WAIT FOR YOU  /  Daniella Schachter  /  “Purple Butterfly”
  • GOODBYE FOR NOW  /  Rigmor Gustaffson  /  “Calling You”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Donny Hathaway  /  “A Donny Hathaway Collection”
  • IT’S A PITY TO SAY GOODNIGHT  /  Delicatessen  /  “Goodnight Kiss”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings Comden & Green”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (theme music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)