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HINT FOR THE MUSICAL THEME FOR THIS YEAR’S SEASON FINALE! (7.2.22)

30 Jun

HINT:

Last show of the season. So, as I do every year, I’ll be handing out summer listening assignments and giving you a sneak peak at the special and timely treats I’ll be handing out during my summer job. 

Turntable For One  Saturday Nights   Jazz Vocals

Missed last week’s show? Brain freeze? Click here ,and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to an archived version.

Turntable For One has a new Facebook page here!

Turntable For One – full-length shows! –  are on Mixcloud

Look for Turntable For One shows on All About Jazz, too!

One-Hour Shows on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, here:

 

PLAYLIST FOR “FUN WITH PHOBIAS” (6.4.22)

6 Jun

We all have them. Maybe we call them quirks or superstitions. Let’s call them by their real names – fears and phobias. Fear of Heights – it’s called Acrophobia.  Dentrophobia – fear of Dentists. Even I have a phobia: The Fear of Howie Mandel suddenly showing up at my door. I’m sure there’s a name of that but I haven’t found it yet. Most of our phobias are manageable and many are actually curable. Here’s my question: are they exploitable, by which I mean could I get two hours of music out of them? Songs about phobias, songs to help overcome phobias – two hours of immersion therapy in swing.

(Fear Of…)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • (Marriage)  /  NEVER WILL I MARRY  /  Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley  /  “Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley”
  • (Society)  /  EAST ST. LOUIS TOODLE-OO/DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE  /  John Pizzarelli  /   “Rockin’ In Rhythm”
  • (The Moon)  ONLY TRUST YOUR HEART  /  Roberta Gambarini  /   “Easy To Love”
  • NO MOON AT ALL  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Blue Skies”
  • (Flying)  /  TRY YOUR WINGS  /  Tom Rust  /   “Lucky To Be Me”
  • (Gaining Weight)  EVERYBODY EATS WHEN THEY COME TO MY HOUSE  /  Ernestine Anderson  /   “Love Makes The Changes”
  • (Social Evaluation)  /  I’M NOT TALKING  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles”
  • (Being Alone)  /  HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT  /  Kellye Gray  /   “And They Call Us Cowboys”
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   Anthony Newley  /   “Anthology”
  • (Angina)  /  MY HEART STOOD STILL  /  Emmet Cohen  /   “Future Stride”
  • (Ugliness)  /  I GO FOR THAT  /  Hetty Kate  /   “11:60 PM”
  • (Water)  /  I’D RATHER DRINK MUDDY WATER  /  Kevin Mahogany  /   “Old ,New, Borrowed, And The Blues”
  • (Accidents)  /  HAVEN’T WE MET?  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /   “Haven’t We Met”
  • (Rain)  /  SINGING IN THE RAIN  /  Paul Jost  /   “Breaking Through”
  • (Being Touched)  /  DON’T TOUCH ME  /  Diane Daly  /   “I Ain’t Blue”
  • (Love)  /  FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE  /  Joe Williams  /   “Together”
  • (The Night)  /  THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES  /  Irene Kral  /   “Second Chance”
  • (Mirrors)  /  THE MAN IN THE LOOKING GLASS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The September of My Years”
  • (Flowers)  /  SOMEONE’S BEEN SENDING ME FLOWERS  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Me & Phil”
  • SINGLE PETAL OF A ROSE  /  Marcus Roberts  /  “The Truth Is Spoken here”
  • (Schools)  /  WONDERFUL WORLD  /  Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon, James Taylor  /   “Watermark”
  • (Colors)  /  BLUE SKIES  /  Sally Terrell  /   “Feel Alive”
  • (Teenagers)  MOOD INDIGO  /  Anais Reno  /   “Lovesome Thing”
  • (The World Going to Hell In A Hand Basket)  /  FRAGILE  /  Sting  /   “My Songs Live”
  • IF IT’S MAGIC  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant & Artemis  /   “Artemis”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

Missed the show? I’m afraid that just won’t do!  Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to an archived version.

Turntable For One has a new Facebook page here!

Turntable For One – full-length shows! –  are on Mixcloud

Look for Turntable For One shows on All About Jazz, too!

One-Hour Shows on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, here:

HINT FOR THIS WEEK’S MUSICAL THEME (6.4.22)

1 Jun

HINT:

This person has:

a) Just watched the Nightly News

b) Just heard that I’ll be back in the studio and doing a live show this Saturday night!

c) Just heard the hint to be afraid, be very afraid of this week’s music theme. 

Turntable For One  Saturday Nights   Jazz Vocals

Missed last week’s show? Never fear; click here ,and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to an archived version.

Turntable For One has a new Facebook page here!

Turntable For One – full-length shows! –  are on Mixcloud

Look for Turntable For One shows on All About Jazz, too!

One-Hour Shows on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, here:

 

PLAYLIST FOR “WORDS FOR WORDLE” (5.21.22)

30 May

Axiom…Thumb…Under…Triad -I know, it sounds like some words I missed on a sixth grade spelling test. Well, they’re also words I’ve been using to play the addictive, time-suck word game, Wordle, figuring out the five-letter word of the day. Probably many in my audience play Wordle during my show. You can imagine how happy I am not to have their full attention. Putting that aside, I offered them a bunch of five-letter words to improve their game. Who says public service radio is dead?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • DOOZY  /  Jackie Ryan  /   “Doozy”
  • SUNNY  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Francis A. & Edward K.”
  • EVERYBODY HAS A RIGHT TO BE WRONG  /  Veronica Swift  /   “This Bitter Earth”
  • CANDY  /  Dr. John  /   “In A Sentimental Mood”
  • EVERY TIME I’M WITH YOU  /  Nancy Lane  /   “Let Me Love You”
  • SATIN DOLL  /  Jimmy Smith  /   “Organ Grinder Swing”
  • ON A CLEAR DAY  /  Cyrille Aimee & Adonis Rose & New Orleans Jazz Orch.  /  “Petite Fleur”
  • AGAIN  /  Mark Murphy  /   “Songbook”
  • MY HEART BELONGS TO DADDY  /  John Patitucci & Andy James  /   “An Evening With John Patitucci & Andy James”
  • WALKING HAPPY  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /   “That Face”
  • FEVER  /  Gretje Angell  /   “In Any Key”
  • MUSIC  /  Cleo Laine  /   “Cleo Laine At Carnegie Hall”
  • SO DANCO SAMBA  /  Joao Gilberto  /  “Stan Getz: The Bossa Nova Years
  • LET’S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE  /  Sharon Van Etten & Jeff Goldblum  /  “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This”
  • SPEAK LOW  /  Tony Bennett & Norah Jones  /   “Duets II”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Joanie Sommers  /   Here, There, & Everywhere”
  • NEVER LET ME GO  /  John Doakes  /   “True Love”
  • BILLY’S BLUES  /  Mark Winkler  /   “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME  /  Sarah Vaughan  /   “Sarah Vaughan & The Jimmy Rowles Quintet”
  • LUCKY TO BE ME  /  Jackie Allen  /  “Lucky To Be Me”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Paul Jost  /  “While We Were Away”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Randy Crawford & Joe Sample  /   “Live”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

Missed the show? I’m thinking of a five-letter Wordle puzzle: L-SER!  Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to an archived version.

Turntable For One has a new Facebook page here!

Turntable For One – full-length shows! –  are on Mixcloud

Look for Turntable For One shows on All About Jazz, too!

One-Hour Shows on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, here:

HINT FOR THIS WEEK’S MUSICAL THEME (5.23.22)

19 May

HINT:

Believe it or not, this is a pretty good hint!

Turntable For One  Saturday Nights   Jazz Vocals

Missed last week’s show? There’s a word for that, but you won’t like it.  Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to an archived version.

Turntable For One has a new Facebook page here!

Turntable For One – full-length shows! –  are on Mixcloud

Look for Turntable For One shows on All About Jazz, too!

One-Hour Shows on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, here:

 

PLAYLIST FOR “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO UNREALITY – REALLY1” (5.14.22)

15 May

Impossible! It just can’t be! Have you lost touch with reality? I know. It sounds like my last IRS audit. Or maybe Wolf Blitzer’s performance review. Nope. These are things people have been saying about Turntable For One for years. And this week, they were right. I paid tribute to all the things and ways people embrace, admire, and seek Unreality. Is the last song Reality or Unreality? I think that’s going to depend very much on what we all do in the near future.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I’M SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD  /  Bobby Darin  /   “Wild, Cool, & Swinging”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Lena Horne  /  “Lena A New Album”
  • SWINGING ON A STAR  /  Ori Dagan  /   “S’cat Got My Tongue”
  • RETURN TO PARADISE  /  Shirley Horn  /   “Here’s To Life”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • THE FRIM FRAM SAUCE  /  Thisbe Vos  /  “Sophistication”
  • TEDDY BEAR’S PICNIC  /  Bing Crosby  /   Musical Moments To Remember”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Carol Sloane  /   “Live At 30th Street”
  • IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON  /  Nat King Cole  /   “After Midnight”
  • PRETEND  /  Dianne Reeves  /   “Good Night & Good Luck”
  • STREET OF DREAMS  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Sinatra At The Sands”
  • PURE IMAGINATION  /  Joanie Sommers  /   “Here, There & Everywhere”
  • I KEEP GOING BACK TO JOE’S  /  Tom Rust  /  Are We There Yet?”
  • ANOTHER SCOTCH AND SODA  /  Andrea Carter  /   “Love Slipped Out the Door”
  • DAYS OF WINE & ROSES  /  (Mystery vocalist)  /   Johnny Rivers  /   “Changes”
  • EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles”
  • DREAM  /  Diana Krall  /   “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • CAN WE PRETEND  /  Freddy Cole  /   “Talk To Me”
  • IN THE LAND OF BEGINNING AGAIN  /  Cyrille Aimee & Adonis Rose & New Orleans Jazz Orch.  /  “Petite Fleur”
  • UP ON THE ROOF  /  James Taylor  /   “James Taylor Live”
  • LOOK TO THE RAINBOW  /  Luciana Souza  /  “Ryan Truesdale/Gil Evans Project”
  • SMILE  /  Lyle Lovett  /   “Smile”
  • YOU ARE THERE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Best of Love Songs”
  • WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. lang  /   “A Wonderful World”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

Missed the show? Lucky You! Your reality check is in the mail!  Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to an archived version.

Turntable For One has a new Facebook page here!

Turntable For One – full-length shows! –  are on Mixcloud

Look for Turntable For One shows on All About Jazz, too!

One-Hour Shows on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, here:

PLAYLIST FOR “CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY AND MORE!” (4.30.22)

1 May

Saturday afternoon, I guest-hosted American Jukebox, rock hits of the 50s, 60s, and 70s and played music to celebrate International Dance Day and pop stars who have also sung from the Great American Songbook. So for Saturday night’s show, just to be different, I chose the themes of International Dance Day and pop stars singing from the Great American Songbook and I also tossed in a few jazz singers singing classic pop tunes. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • COME DANCE WITH ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Come Dance With Me”
  • SHALL WE DANCE  /  Lucy Dixon  /   “Lulu’s Back in Town”
  • SHALL WE DANCE?  /  Norma Winstone  /   “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • THE BEST THINGS HAPPEN WHILE YOU’RE DANCING  /  Kurt Elling  /   “This Time It’s Love!”
  • I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /   “Ella Sings Broadway”
  • CHANGE PARTNERS  /  Ian Shaw  /   “The Echo Of A Song”
  • THE MUSIC THAT MAKES ME DANCE  /  Shirley Horn  /   “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • LAST DANCE/DANCING IN THE DARK  /  Tierney Sutton  /   “Dancing In The Dark”
  • I WON’T DANCE  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /   “Cheek To Cheek”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Sting & Herbie Hancock  /   “My Funny Valentine”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL  /  Linda Ronstadt  /   “For Sentimental Reasons”
  • WE THREE  /  Paul McCartney  /   “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • SINCE I FELL FOR YOU  /  Gladys Knight  /   “Before Me”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  George Michael  /   “Symphonica”
  • EMBRACEABLE YOU  /  Laura Nyro  /   “Angel In The Dark”
  • THAT OLD FEELING  /  Bob Dylan  /   “Triplicate”
  • I GOT IT BAD AND THAT AIN’T GOOD  /  Carly Simon  /   “Torch”
  • DON’T TAKE YOUR LOVE FROM ME  /  Frankie Valli  /   “A Touch Of Jazz”
  • CALIFORNIA DREAMING  /  Diana Krall  /   “Wallflower”
  • THE TEARS OF A CLOWN  /  Kevin Mahogany  /   “Pride & Joy”
  • IF IT’S MAGIC  /  Artemis w/ Cecile McLorin Salvant  /   “Artemis”
  • BLACKBIRD  /  Kenny Rankin  /   “Haven’t We Met?”
  • HONEY PIE  /  Tuck & Patti  /   “Love Warriors”
  • EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD  /  Kari Kirkland  /   “Wild Is The Wind”
  • LANDSLIDE  /  Stacey Kent  /   “Songs From Other Places”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

Missed the show? Want me to give you a new song and dance?  Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to an archived version.

Turntable For One has a new Facebook page here!

Turntable For One – full-length shows! –  are on Mixcloud

Look for Turntable For One shows on All About Jazz, too!

One-Hour Shows on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, here:

PLAYLIST FOR “PLEASE & THANK YOU -SPRING FUNDRAISING” (4.23.22)

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

Missed the show? Please listen. You’ll thank me.  Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to an archived version.

Turntable For One has a new Facebook page here!

Turntable For One – full-length shows! –  are on Mixcloud

Look for Turntable For One shows on All About Jazz, too!

One-Hour Shows on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, here:

HINT FOR THIS WEEK’S MUSICAL THEME (4.23.22)

20 Apr

HINT:

 

It’s Fundraising Week at WMNR Fine Arts Radio! Sure, some people would rather have a root canal and some radio stations think it’s like pulling teeth. But I know MY audience – the best damned audience in radio – will be calling me Saturday night to pledge their support and dollars for Turntable For One. And how about this? Anyone who calls and pledges can also make a request –  song or artist – and I’ll play it during the second hour. 

Turntable For One  Saturday Nights   Jazz Vocals

Missed last week’s show? So, rinse, spit, and click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to an archived version.

Turntable For One has a new Facebook page here!

Turntable For One – full-length shows! –  are on Mixcloud

Look for Turntable For One shows on All About Jazz, too!

One-Hour Shows on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, here:

PLAYLIST FOR “IT’S RAINING CATS AND…EVEN MORE CATS” (4.9.22)

10 Apr

I wanted to do a special show for a special audience who never choose to listen to the show but listen to the show nearly every week, often sitting in someone’s lap or, more likely, sitting in exactly the chair someone else wants to sit in. So I dedicated the show to all the cats who are probably my furriest and  also my most loyal listeners with songs about cats and songs sung by Cats and Kats. During the show listeners in AZ sent me a photo of their cat, Baxter, listening to my show with them. Baxter is different from most of my audience not because he has whiskers and a tail, but because he’s clearly awake. And I also played a song by another Ukrainian jazz artist because…

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE A CAT  /  Jamie Cullum  /   “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • THE ALLEY CAT SONG  /  Gemma Sherry  /   “Let’s Get Serious”
  • ALL THE CATS JOIN IN  /  Cat(herine) Russell  /   “Inside This Heart Of Mine”
  • SWEET LITTLE CREATURE  /  Lorraine Feather  /   “My Own Particular Life”
  • KITTEN ON THE KEYS  /  Erroll Garner  /   “Too Marvelous For Words”
  • DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. lang  /   “A Wonderful World”
  • CAT BACK BLUES  /  Cathi Walkup  /   “The Secret Of A Song”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Kat Edmondson  /   “Take To The Sky”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  Loston Harris  /   “Swingfully Yours”
  • SEND IN THE CLOWNS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   Elizabeth Taylor (Maggie, the Cat 1958)  /  “A Little Night Music”
  • THE CAT SONG  /  Laura Nyro  /   “Smile”
  • THE CAT  /  Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /   “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This”
  • ST LOUIS BLUES  /  Ola Rud (Ukrainian Jazz Vocalist)
  • IT’S TOO GOOD TO TALK ABOUT  /  Blossom Dearie  /   “My Gentleman Friend”
  • MEOWMIX COMMERCIAL  /  Christmas Cats  /   “Christmas For Cats & Dogs”
  • IT’S SAND, MAN  /  Lambert, Hendricks, & Bavan  /   “Havin’ A Ball At The Village Gate”
  • SATIN DOLL   /  Duke Ellington Orch. With Cat Anderson  /   “70th Birthday Party”
  • SOME CATS KNOW  /  Annie Sellick  /   “Street of Dreams”
  • THE HANGING TREE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   Jennifer Lawrence  /  “The Hunger Games”
  • YOUR CAT PLAYS PIANO  /  Mark Winkler  /   “Jazz & Other Four Letter Words”
  • GIRL TALK  /  Kate McGarry  /   “Girl Talk”
  • THE PINK PANTHER  /   Henry Mancini  /   “The Ultimate Mancini”
  • KILLED A CAT  /  Kenny Rankin  /   “Silver Morning”
  • BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH  /  Kat Gang  /   “The Kat Gang Jazz Band”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

Missed the show? Want to land on your feet? Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to an archived version.

Turntable For One has a new Facebook page here!

Turntable For One – full-length shows! –  are on Mixcloud

Look for Turntable For One shows on All About Jazz, too!

One-Hour Shows on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, here: