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13 Dec

I’ve gotten a ton of new Christmas music and since we all can use anything to raise our spirits these days, I decided to focus this week on this new music – plus an extra-early Christmas present, a single from Freda Payne’s upcoming CD. She’s 78, Johnny Mathis is 85 and they’re both still singing like this. I get out breath pouring my bowl of cereal. This coming week will be the Annual Turntable For One Christmas Party. Everyone’s invited.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or album Title

  • CHRISTMAS IS STARTING NOW  /  Laura Dickinson  /  “Auld Lang Syne”
  • IT’S CHRISTMAS  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “The Pianoman At Christmas”
  • IT’S CHRISTMAS  /  Greta Matassa  /  “And to All A Good Night”
  • IT’S SO GOOD TO BE BAD  /  Adrian Cunningham & La Lucha  /  “New Holiday Classics”
  • WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS  /  Sue Raney  /  “Christmas Lady”
  • LITTLE JACK FROST  /  Seth MacFarlance & Norah Jones  /  “Holiday For Swing”
  • OH, CHRISTMAS TREE  /  Warren Wolf  /  “Christmas Vibes”
  • SLEIGH RIDE  /  Jewelle Blackman,Yvette Gonzales-Nacer, Kay Trinidad  /  “If The Fates Allow”
  • SOMEDAY AT CHRISTMAS  /  The Cast Of HADESTOWN  /  “If The Fates Allow”
  • GREENSLEEVES  /  Buddy Rich Big Band  /  “The Best Of Buddy Rich”
  • YOU, ME, AND THE CHRISTMAS TREE  /  Sarah McKenzie  /  “You, Me, & The Christmas Tree”
  • I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Barbra Streisand, Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta  /  “This Christmas”
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Freda Payne & Johnny Mathis  /  (Single)
  • SO MANY SANTAS  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “The Pianoman At Christmas”
  • HEY SANTA  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow & Ingrid St. Pierre  /  “Lumieres d’iver”
  • SANTA BABY  /  The Real Group  /  “The World For Christmas”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO (MERRY CHRISTMAS MY DEAR)  /  Noel & Maria  /  “Merry Christmas My Dear”
  • A CHRISTMAS COMPROMISE  /  Duchess  /  “Harmony For the Holdays”
  • WHITE CHRISTMAS  /  Champian Fulton  /  “Christmas With Champian”
  • SEND ME YOUR LOVE FOR CHRISTMAS  /  Avalon Jazz Band  /  Winter Dreams”
  • A NOT SO SILENT NIGHT  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Out Under The Sky”
  • CHRISTMAS AT 3 A.M.  /  Joey DeFrancesco  /  “Home for The Holidays”
  • COME SPEND CHRISTMAS WITH ME  /  Sara Gazarek & Jane Monheit  /  (SIngle)
  • THE CHRISTMAS SONG  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS  /  Simone Kopmajer  /  “Christmas”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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2 Nov

If we could put this election season to music, what would it sound like? My name is H. William Stine, and I approve this playlist.


SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title


  • I LOVE BEING HERE WITH YOU  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Basin Street East Proudly Presents Peggy Lee” 
  • IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “When Lights Are Low”   
  • LITTLE WHITE LIES  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Ella Swings Lightly”   
  • CALL ME IRRESPONSIBLE  /  Jack Jones  /  “Love Ballad”   
  • THE LIES OF HANDSOME MEN  /  Marlene Ver Planck  /  “A Quiet Storm”
  • BLIZZARD OF LIES  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Classics”     
  • I’M OLD FASHIONED  /  Shirley Horn  /  “A Lazy Afternoon”  
  • I REALLY DON’T WANT TO KNOW  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  John Travolta  /  “A Love Song For Bobby Long”
  • I DON’T WORRY ABOUT A THING  /  Mose Allison  /  “Mose in Your Ear”   
  • I’VE GOT NO STRINGS  /  Roz Corral  /  “Telling Tales”     
  • I BELIEVE IN YOU  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “It Might As Well Be Swing”  
  • WE THE PEOPLE  /  Catherine Russell  /  “Inside This Heart Of Mine”   
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Nat King Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions” 
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Sally Mayes  /  “Our Private World”   
  • HONESTY  /  Berlin Voices  /  “States Of Mind”               
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

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15 Dec



Ok, so I’m not the Postal Service and snow and rain and wind did stay the completion of my duties on Saturday. But wasn’t it almost as much fun to relive this special show from last year? (I’m probably glad I can’t hear your answer.) My thanks to my special guest host, Siri, for helping me out with a duet behind the mic. But the real stars are below, a fabulous collection of singers and duets. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title


  • THE LADY IS A TRAMP  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Duets 2”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC?  /  Carmen McRae & Betty Carter  /  “The Carmen McRae  Betty Carter Duets”
  • I CONCENTRATE ON YOU  /  Frank Sinatra/Antonio Carlos Jobim  /  “The Frank Sinatra Collection”
  • SOMETIMES I’M HAPPY/I WANT TO BE HAPPY  /  Jessica Molaskey/John Pizzarelli  /  “Sitting In Limbo”
  • BIG CITY BLUES  /  Barry Manilow & Mel Torme  /  “2:00 AM Paradise Café”
  • CORCOVADO  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Lovesick”
  • LOVE WON’T LET YOU GET AWAY  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Seth MacFarlane & Sara Bareiles  /  “Music Is Better Than Words”
  • IF I HAD YOU  /  Willie Nelson & Diana Krall  /  “American Classic”
  • TEACH ME TONIGHT  /  Sarah Vaughan & Joe Williams  /  “The Complete Roulette Sarah Vaughan Studio Sessions”
  • I WONDER  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN /  Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway  /  “Sibling Revelry”
  • TWO SLEEPY PEOPLE  /  Carly Simon & John Travolta  /  “Film Noir”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)