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3 Oct

A couple of weeks ago I was watching a college football game.  The final score was pretty humiliating – 77 to 21.  And after the game, do you know what the losing coach said?  “We lost.”   He didn’t say, the game was rigged or it was stolen.  He didn’t say someone in Venezuela or somewhere tampered with the scoreboard.  He just said, “We lost.  And it reminded me of a time long long ago when people actually admitted defeat, honestly and graciously. So I wanted to give them a little love and give a musical salute to all the gracious losers. Of course I tossed in a few sore losers just for comparison sake. 


SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HERE’S TO THE LOSERS  /  Mathilde Santing  /  “Luck Be A Lady”
  • YOU CAN DEPEND ON ME  /  Joe Williams  /   “Ballad & Blues Master”
  • JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS  /  Calabria Foti  /  “Just One Of Those Things”
  • FORGET THE WOMAN  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Excellence”
  • GOODY GOODY  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella At The Opera House”
  • I GUESS I’LL HAVE TO CHANGE MY PLANS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”
  • THE SUMMER WIND  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “Half The Perfect World”
  • GONE WITH THE WIND  /  Ahmad Jamal Trio  /  “Live At The Pershing Vol. 2”
  • THE SHOW MUST GO ON  /  Dinah Washington  /   “Ballads”
  • SOMEDAY  /  (Mystery Sore Loser)  /  Jose Feliciano  /  “Fantastic Feliciano”
  • NO REGRETS  /  Phoebe Snow  /  Second Childhood”
  • I WISH YOU LOVE  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Take A Look”
  • BUT NOT FOR ME   /  Joe Pesci & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “Falling In Love With Love”
  • YOU CAN HAVE HIM  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At Town Hall”
  • IT’S TOO LATE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “The Vienna Affair”
  • I UNDERSTAND  /  Kelly Green Trio  /  “Volume One”
  • SOMETIME WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy  /  “The Dream”
  • MANHATTAN  /  Sara Bareilles  /  “Brave Enough”
  • WHAT’S NEW?  /  Bill Evans Trio & Jeremy Steig  /  “What’s New?”
  • I’LL BE AROUND  /  Willie Nelson  /  “My Way”
  • I CAN’T MAKE YOU LOVE ME  /  Candace Springs  /  “The Women Who Raised Me”
  • HEY, THAT’S NO WAY TO SAY GOODBYE  /  Leonard Cohen  /  “Live In London”
  • TRAV’LIN’ LIGHT  /  Queen Latifah  /  “Trav’lin’ Light”
  • BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Professional Dreamer”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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9 Jan

 2022 is just a week old, but it’s been an eventful week. We observed the one-year anniversary of one of the most disgraceful, unforgettable, unforgivable moments in American history. On a happier note – there are happier notes. WMNR Fine Arts Radio celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2022.  On a personal note, my wife and I celebrated our 52nd anniversary this week. Did we go to a fabulous restaurant?  No, not when omicron is on most menus as a main course. Did we go ice skating? (Something Megan has loved her entire life.) Let me just say that the only things more brittle than my ego are my bones. So we went dancing instead?  Did you hear what I just said about my bones?  Actually, no, that one’s more about my ego.  Which finally brings me to this week’s theme if anyone is still awake. I wanted to celebrate my anniversary and my wife with some of the music that brought us together, some of the music Megan and I discovered together, some of the music that has sustained us. In short: just when you thought this show couldn’t get more self-indulgent, I presented two hours of Music We Love on this Happy Anniversary edition of Turntable For One. (Starting with the music that played when Megan walked down the aisle at our wedding.)

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Michel LeGrand  /  “At Shelly’s Manne-Hole”
  • YOU DON’T LOVE ME WHEN I CRY  / Laura Nyro  /   “New York Tendaberry”
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE  /  Tony Bennett  /   “The Art Of Romance”
  • BLOOD COUNT  /  Stan Getz  /   “Anniversary”
  • THE MASON  /  David Patrick Kelly  /   “Working”
  • I’LL BE LONG GONE  /  Cold Blood  /   “Thriller”
  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /   “When Harry Met Sally”
  • WHERE OR WHEN  /  Frank Sinatra  /   “Only The Lonely”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Cody Owen Stine  /   (Live Performance)
  • I’M THRU WITH LOVE  /  Diana Krall  /   “All For You”
  • YOU’RE SO VAIN  /  Carly Simon  /   “No Secrets”
  • AMERICAN TUNE  /  Simon & Garfunkel  /   “Concert In Central Park”
  • I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO  /  Steven Pasquale  /   “Somethin‘ Like Love”
  • EMBRACEABLE YOU  Lillie Huddleston  /   “How Long Has This Been Going On”
  • HOUSE OF GOLD  /  Kenny Rankin  /   “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE  /  The Real Group  /   “Unreal”
  • I’M LOST  /  Carmen McRae  /   “Bittersweet”
  • LOVE THEME FROM “SPARTACUS”  /  Bill Evans & Jeremy Steig  /   “What’s New”
  • TEA AND SYMPATHY  /  Janis Ian  /   “Between The Lines”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack  /   “A Donny Hathaway Collection”
  • TWO FOR THE ROAD  /  Nancy LaMott  /   “The Best Of Nancy LaMott”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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29 Dec

Soon it will all be in the rearview mirror; the midterms will have passed, and we’ll know who are the winners and who are the losers. It will all be over – except for the celebrating, the crying, the blaming, the lawsuits, the recounts, the excuses, the recriminations, the marches, the protests. So just to ease my listeners into this traditional, all-American period of jubilation and mourning, I played songs abut winning and losing. The singers, however, were all total winners. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title


  • ALL RIGHT, OKAY, YOU WIN  /  Joe Williams & Count Basie  /  “Count Basie At Newport”
  • BOOZERS AND LOSERS  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers & Losers”
  • HERE’S TO THE LOSERS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Softly As I Leave You”
  • LUCKY TO BE ME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings Comden & Green”
  • DAYS LIKE THIS  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles: Live In London”
  • HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU  /  Shirley Horn    “The Main Ingredient”
  • “DENZEL” + AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL  /  John Daversa Big Band  /  “American Dreamers”
  • I’VE GOT JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING  /  Fleurine  /  “Meant To Be”
  • I WAS A FOOL TO LET YOU GO  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • WINNER TAKES IT ALL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Meryl Streep  /  “Mama Mia Soundtrack”
  • NOBODY WINS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ol’ Blues Eyes Is Back”
  • GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Renderings”
  • NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT  /  Leslie Odom Jr.  /  “Leslie Odom Jr.”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Lady In Satin”
  • IN SPITE OF ALL THIS, I’M STILL HAPPY  /  Danny Bacher  /  “Still Happy”
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Sister Orchid”
  • I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Wayne Newton  /  “Wild, Cool, And Swingin’”
  • LOSING STRATEGY  /  Kate McGarry  /  “The Subject Tonight Is Love”
  • LOVER MAN  /  Bill Evans & Jeremy Steig  /  “Bill Evans For Lovers”
  • WHEN I LOST YOU  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Bennett/Berlin”
  • LUCKY SO AND SO  /  Kate Reid  /   “The Heart Already Knows”
  • IF I SHOULD LOSE YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “Four Women”
  • THE BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Ian Shaw & Sue Richardson  /  “A Ghost In Every Bar”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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23 Jan

I paid tribute to some of the singers, musicians, arrangers, composers (and even a music producer) who died in 2016.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • YOUR MIND IS ON VACATION  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Best of Mose Allison”
  • SOOTHE ME  /  Toots Thielemans w/ Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • SEULE CE SOIR  /  Leo Marjane  /  “Essentiel”
  • LIVING WITHOUT YOU  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • LOVE THEME FROM SPARTACUS  /  Bill Evan w/ Jeremy Steig  /  “What’s New”
  • TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY  /  Bobby Vee  /  “The Legendary Masters”        
  • OH, WHAT A NIGHT  /  Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons  /  “The Very Best Of Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons”
  • CHAPEL OF LOVE  /  Dixie Cups  /   Chapel Of Love”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  George Michael  /  “Songs From The Last Century”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Johnny Mathis  /   The Essential Johnny Mathis”
  • VEM KAN SEGLA FORUTAN VIND  /  The Real Group w/ Toots Thielemans  /  “One For All”
  • MATZOH BALLS  /  Slim Gaillard  /  “Slim Gaillard Remastered”
  • DELICATESSEN  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • YOU GOTTA BELIEVE  /  Dan Hicks  /  “Strike It Rich”
  • WHEN YOU ARE NEAR  /  Bobby Hutcherson  /  “Happenings”
  • THEME FROM THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS  /  (Mystery Dead Vocalist)  /  Patty Duke  /  “Patty Duke Sings Songs From Valley Of The Dolls”
  • HOW INSENSITIVE  /  Frank Sinatra/Tom Jobim  /  “Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings”
  • I WAS A FOOL TO LET YOU GO  /  Frank Sinatra Jr.  /  “That Face”
  • STORMY WEATHER  /  Kay Starr  /  “Kay Starr”
  • I’M OLD FASHIONED  /  Julius LaRosa  /  “Julius LaRosa”
  • THE PREACHER  /  Horace Silver  /  “The Best Of Horace Silver”
  • BIRD ON A WIRE  /  Leonard Cohen  /  “Live Songs”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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