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25 Apr

Fundraising week! Make a pledge, make a request. A few people made a request (*) and more just opened their wallets. It was a good night filled with gratitude and songs about the magic words, Please and Thank You.


SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • PLEASE BE KIND  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • OPPORTUNITY PLEASE KNOCK  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • MUSIC, MAESTRO, PLEASE  /  Freddy Cole & Bill Charlap Trio  /  “Music Maestro, Please”
  • YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME  /  Ellen Andersson  /  “You Should Have Told Me”
  • DINNER FOR ONE PLEASE, JAMES  /  Joe Williams  /  “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • PLEASE CONSIDER ME  /  Kat Edmonson  /  “Old Fashioned Gal”
  • *YOU’RE THE TOP  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “The Cole Porter Songbook”
  • RAT RACE  /  Double Six Of Paris  /  “Le Double Six”
  • PLEASE DON’T TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I’M GONE  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine At Carnegie Hall”
  • MERCY, MERCY, MERCY  /  Cannonball Adderley Quintet  /  “Cannonball Adderley Sextet Live”
  • THANKS FOR THE MEMORY  /  Bob Hope & Shirley Ross  /  “Thanks For The Memories”
  • *CALL ME  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Outta Sight”
  • PLEASE SEND ME SOMEONE TO LOVE  /  B.B. King & Gladys Knight  /  “How Blue Can You Get”
  • PLEASE DON’T THINK IT’S FUNNY  /  Holly Yarbrough  /  “Mr. Rogers Swings”
  • PLEASE BELONG TO ME  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Sings Bobby Troup”
  • THANKYOUS  /  Janis Ian  /  “Stars”
  • *NO HEADSTONE FOR MY GRAVE  /  Esther Phillips  /  “No Headstone For My Grave”
  • I DON’T WANT TO BE LONELY TONIGHT  /  Simone Kopmajer  /  “My Favorite Songs”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • *BIJOU  /  Woody Herman  /  “20 Golden Pieces”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  Dee Dee Bridgewater  /  “Queens Of Jazz”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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18 Apr

In addition to playing songs about Stop, Look, & Listen, I spent much of the hour asking anyone who would listen to stop and look into their wallets – I mean into their hearts and make a donation to the WMNR Spring Fundraising Drive. It wasn’t all pleading and begging. After I played Billie Holiday’s blown Take 7 of Glad To Be Unhappy, I  gave the audience the opportunity to make a couple of donations if they wanted to hear the completed version. A rewarding time was had by all – especially the radio station.

SONG TITLE /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LOOK & LISTEN  /  Holly Yarbrough  /  “Mister Rogers Swings”
  • YA BETTER STOP  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Rare Sinatra”
  • THINGS ARE LOOKING UP  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George Gershwin Songbook”
  • LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING  /  Chet Baker & NDR Big Band  /  “The Legacy”
  • OH LOOK AT ME NOW  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Oh, Look At Me Now ”
  • LISTEN LITTLE GIRL  /  Ruth Price  /  “Ruth Price With Shelly Manne & His Men At The Manne Hole”
  • HOW DID SHE LOOK?  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • YOU’RE LOOKING AT ME  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamsville”
  • GLAD TO BE UNHAPPY  (TAKE 7)  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin: Centennial Edition”
  • HEY LOOK ME OVER  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Going In Style”
  • DON’T BE ON THE OUTSIDE  /  Demaris Rose  /  “Precious Moments”
  • THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT  /  Tony Bennett  /  “60 Years: The Artistry Of Tony Bennett”
  • LOOK TO THE RAINBOW  /  Luciana Souza  /  “Centennial”
  • LOOK AT THAT FACE  /  Greta Matassa  /  “Favorites From A Long Walk “
  • GLAD TO BE UNHAPPY  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • I CAN’T SEE FOR LOOKING  /  Ed Reed  /  “I’m A Shy Guy”
  • THE LOOK OF LOVE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “The Main Ingredient”
  • LOOK OUT FOR LOVE  /  Nat King Cole  /  Big Band Cole”
  • STOP THIS TRAIN  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “What’s Your Story”
  • LOVE LOOK AWAY  /  Jody Sandhaus  /  “A Fine Spring Morning”
  • MISTY ROSES  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • WHEN I LOOK IN YOUR EYES  /  Irene Kral  /  “Where Is Love.”
  • LISTEN HERE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Classics”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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19 Apr

Week after week after week, for the last ten years, this show has been about three things: me, myself, and I. Sure, I’ve talked now and then about the audience and me being a team – but I’ve recently been reminded that there’s no “I” in team. And you can’t spell Turntable without “U”. So this week all of the music was dedicated and focussed on YOU. I figure after sucking up to the audience for two hours in ten years, things can get back to normal next week. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /   CD Or Album Title

  • TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ultimate Sinatra”
  • YOU’RE THE TOP  /  Monica Ramey  /  “Make Someone Happy”
  • IT HAD TO BE YOU  /  Ray Charles  /  “The Genius Of Ray Charles”
  • YOU AND THE MUSIC  /  Sarah McKenzie  /  “Secrets Of My Heart”
  • YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Shirley Horn  /  “All Night Long”
  • YOU SMELL SO GOOD  /  Ronny Whyte  /  “Whyte Wolf”
  • YOU DO SOMETHING TO ME  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Something Good”
  • THE SONG IS YOU  /  (Mystery vocalist)  /  Marvin Gaye  /  “Live At The Copa”
  • IT’S YOU I LIKE  /  Holly Yarbrough  /  “Mister Rogers Swings”
  • YOU BETTER KNOW IT  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old, New, Borrowed, And The Blues”
  • EASY TO LOVE  /  Morgana King  /  “A Taste Of Honey”
  • I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU  /  Rachael Price  /  “The Good Hours”
  • ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE  /  Michel Petrucciani & Eddie Louiss  /  “Conference de presse”
  • YOU LEAVE ME BREATHLESS  /  John Doakes  /  “Forever Reasons”
  • YOU’LL NEVER KNOW  /  Renee Fleming  /  “The Shape Of Water”
  • I’M WITH YOU  /  Mark Winkler  /  “I’m With You: Mark Winkler Sings Bobby Troup”
  • I LIKE YOU YOU’RE NICE  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings”
  • YOU’RE SENSATIONAL  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “True Love”
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  Candace Springs  /  “The Women Who Raised Me”
  • YOU FOR ME  /  Kelley Johnson  /  “Something Good”
  • YOU STEPPED OUT OF A DREAM  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • NOTHING LIKE YOU  /  Nancy Marano  /  “Magic”
  • YOU GO TO MY HEAD  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Grand Masters Of Jazz”
  • THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Rarities, Outtakes, And Other Delights”
  • OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Gretje Angell  /  “In Any Key”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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23 Feb

I thought when you experience a Teachable Moment, you’re supposed to reflect and even have a change of heart. The only reflection I’m seeing these days is in my mirror – and I’m not too happy with those results either. So I played a couple hours of songs about people confronting difficult situations in hopes that the music and messages might be helpful and instructive. Probably it instructed people to turn off their radios. Not exactly what I had planned.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  Album Or CD Title

  • TEACH ME TONIGHT  /  Sarah Vaughan, Joe Williams, Count Basie  /  “Count Basie & Sarah Vaughan”
  • TEACH ME A SONG  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Never Let Me Go”
  • LEARNING THE BLUES  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?
  • THE GREAT CITY  /  Lauren Henderson  /  “Armame”
  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”    
  • YOU CAN’T PULL THE WOOL OVER MY EYES  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Alone Together”
  • STRAIGHTEN UP AND FLY RIGHT  /  Imelda May, Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “The Capitol Sessions”
  • PREACH AND TEACH  /  The Buddy Rich Big Band  /  “Mercy, Mercy”
  • THE DAY I LEARNED FRENCH  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “Moonshadow Dance”
  • MAY I COME IN?  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • THE SECOND TIME AROUND  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Shirley Horn  /  “At The Gaslight Square/Loads Of Love”
  • THE SPIDER AND THE FLY  /  Maud Hixson  /  “Don’t Let A Good Thing Get Away”
  • ANYTHING GOES  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “True Love: A Celebration Of Cole Porter”
  • MEANING OF THE BLUES  /  Nnenna Freelon  / “Live”
  • EVERYBODY SAY DON’T  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • LISTEN HERE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “Together Again”
  • YOU’VE GOT TO DO IT  /  Holly Yarbrough  /  “Mr. Rogers Swings”
  • BEIN’ GREEN  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra & Company”
  • CHILDREN WILL LISTEN/YOU’VE GOT TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT  /  Renee Fleming & Leslie Odom Jr.  /  “Broadway”
  • IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Miles Davis Quintet  /  “’Round Midnight”
  • REMEMBERING TO BREATHE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  Dooji Wooji”
  • YOU MIGHT AS WELL LIVE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Till I Get It Right”
  • HEART’S DESIRE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little did I Dream”
  • THE HUMAN TOUCH  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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25 Nov

This is a special show I wait for every year. In addition to presenting some of the music I’ve been thankful for during the past year, I ask some of my fellow broadcasters to record a brief intro for their choices, because it’s also “Family Night At Turntable For One,” so my wife and son offer their choices, plus I ask a few of my favorite singers to tell my audience about a song or singer they’re thankful for. This year it was Kellye Gray, Heather Bambrick, Diane Marino, and Mark Winkler.

(*WMNR Broadcaster or Special Guest)  / SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MY ROMANCE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • (* Fred Velardi)  /  SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR  /  Lena Horne  /  “American Music”
  • I’VE GOT A RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Rendering”
  • (Kellye Gray)  /  TAKE FIVE  /  Al Jarreau  /  “Live”
  • (* Will Duchon)  /  DON’T TAKE YOUR LOVE FROM ME  /  Catherine Russell  / “Harlem On My Mind”
  • (* Gary Fountain)  /  OBLIVION  /  Christoph Denoth  /  “Tanguero”
  • I DON’T MIND A MIND  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “You’ll Never Know”
  • (Heather Bambrick)  /  GUESS WHO I SAW TODAY  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Afterglow”
  • (* Cindy Carlson)  /  THIS IS JUST THE DAY  /  Holly Yarbrough  /  “Mr. Rogers Swings”
  • (Megan Stine)  /  SONNY MOON FOR TWO  /  Jacques Lesure w/ Cody Owen Stine  /  “Live At Churchill Grounds”
  • (* Gary Gerard)  /  TRY TO REMEMBER  /  Jerry Orbach  /  “The Fantasticks”
  • (* Sue Kennedy)  /  I’LL NEVER GO THERE ANYMORE  /  Bill Charlap  /  “Written In The Stars”
  • (* Garrett Stack)  /  THE HOUSE I LIVE IN  /  Frank Sinatra & Neil Diamond  /  “Sinatra Duets”
  •  AFTER HOURS  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Sweet Spot”
  • (Mark Winkler)  /  PLEASE BELONG TO ME  /  Bobby Troup  /  “Radio & Recording Rarities”
  • (Cody Owen Stine)  /  DARN THAT DREAM  /  Thelonious Monk  /  “The Unique Thelonious Monk”
  • LET’S TAKE AN OLD FASHIONED WALK  /  Diane Marino  /  “Soul Serenade”
  • (Diane Marino)  /  I’M GLAD THERE IS YOU  /  Gloria Lynne  /  “I’m Glad There Is You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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8 Jan

It’s the beginning of a brand new year, a time to be hopeful, optimistic, and positive. Sure, I can do that even to the point of playing a couple songs I’d never play in a million years (*). How’s that for positive? But only for one week! Next week it’s back to business as usual for me. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album title

  • ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE  /Al Jarreau  /  “Accentuate The Positive”
  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Sara Gazarek  /  “Yours”
  • THIS IS THE LIFE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “This Is The Life”
  • IT’S A GOOD DAY  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “It’s A Good Day”
  • I’VE GOT RHYTHM  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To The Ladies”
  • YOUNG AND FOOLISH  /  Sophie Berkal-Sarbit  /  “Young & Foolish”
  • ALL THE WAY  /  Katherine McPhee  /  “I Fall In Love Too Easily”
  • OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met”
  • WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR  /  Holly Yarbrough  /  “Mister Rogers Swings”
  • HALLELUJAH I LOVE HER SO  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Alan Arkin & Ann-Margaret  /  “Going In Style”
  • * L.O.V.E.  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • * STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Strangers In The Night”
  • I’M FLYING  /  Connie Evingson  /  “I Have Dreamed”
  • YES I CAN  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “If I Ruled The World”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Jackie Ryan & Terry Gibbs  /  “Grand Masters Of Jazz”
  • SOME DAY MY PRINCE WILL COME  /  Dave Brubeck  /  “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  • WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • HAPPY STREET  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bill Murray  /  “Paul Shaffer & The World’s Most Dangerous Band”
  • I’VE GOT JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING  /  Tuck & Patti  /  “Tears Of Joy”
  • I LIKE MYSELF  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • NOBODY ELSE BUT ME  /  Laura Karst  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • SWEET SLUMBER  /  Jimmy Witherspoon  /  “The Blues is Now”
  • EASY LIVIN’  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Winners”
  • ALWAYS  /  The Swingle Singers  /  “A Celebration Of The Voice”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old, New, Borrowed, And The Blues”
  • HERE’S TO LIFE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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9 Sep

Songs about teaching, learning, lessons for living this week. Hope you’ve learned your lesson not to miss the show. Attendance is mandatory!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • TEACH ME TONIGHT  /  Sarah Vaughan & Joe Williams & Count Basie  /  “Count Basie/Sarah Vaughan”
  • WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD  /  Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, & James Taylor  /  “Watermark”
  • TEACHER’S PET  /  Pam Lawson  /  “Doris Day At The Movies”
  • JEAN  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • THE DAY I LEARNED FRENCH  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “Moonshadow Dance”
  • LEARNIN’ THE BLUES  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • GETTING TO KNOW YOU  /  Helen Merrill  /  “American Songbook Series”
  • TELL ME ALL ABOUT YOURSELF  /  Nat Cole  /  “Tell Me All About Yourself”
  • BECAUSE WE’RE KIDS  /  Carole Simpson  /  “All About Carole”
  • THE RAIN IN SPAIN  /  Oscar Peterson Trio  /  “Plays My Fair Lady”
  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Wilford Brimley  /  “Wilford Brimley & The Jeff Hamilton Trio”
  • YOU’VE GOT TO DO IT  /  Holly Yarbrough  /  “Mister Rogers Swings”
  • IT DIDN’T TURN OUT THAT WAY  /  Mose Allison  /  “Foolkiller”
  • YOU TAUGHT MY HEART TO SING  /  Cheryl Bentyne  /  “Lost Love Songs”
  • DO-RE-MI  /  Harry Connick, Jr.  /  “Songs I Heard”
  • TO SIR WITH LOVE  /  Michelle Nicolle  /  “The Crying Game”
  • GRADUATION DAY  /  The Beach Boys  /  “U.S. Singles Collection”
  • PREACH AND TEACH  /  Buddy Rich  /  “Mercy Mercy Mercy”
  • YOU’VE GOT TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Many A New Day”
  • TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WELL  /  Sadie Jemmett  /  “Music Is Love”
  • CHILDREN WILL LISTEN  /  Bernadette Peters  /  “Sondheim, Etc., Etc.”
  • THE SECRET O’ LIFE  /  Rita Lim  /  “The Secret Of Life”
  • LAUGHING AT LIFE  /  Etta Jones  /  “Doin’ What She Does Best”
  • REMEMBERING TO BREATHE  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Dooji Wooji”
  • MAKE THE WORLD YOUR OWN  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Playground”
  • HEART’S DESIRE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Never Did I Dream”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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6 May

Only Turntable For One would dare do this: I guaranteed listeners 100% “beautiful” music or your money back. Check out the playlist; I think I delivered.  

Talk to you next week. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING  /  Ray Charles  /  “Ray Sings & Basie Swings”
  • A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love”                
  • YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album” 
  • BEAUTIFUL LOVE  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Take Love Easy”        
  • AMERICAN BEAUTY ROSE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Swing With Me”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Shawn Colvin  /  “Stormy Weather” 
  • YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL BABY  /  Mystery Vocalist  /  Tab Hunter  /  “When I Fall In Love”
  • OH YOU BEAUTIFUL DOLL  /  Jessica Molasky  /  “Pentimento” 
  • THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE WORLD  /  Frank Sinatra Jr  /  “As I Remember It” 
  • WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?  /   Holly Yarbrough  /  “Mr. Rogers Swings”
  • YOU ARE TOO BEAUTIFUL  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Johnny Hartman For Lovers”           
  • THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL  /  Jackie Allen & Kurt Elling  /  “The Men In My Life”                
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)