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21 Jun

My annual salute to Dads with songs about dads, songs sung and written by dads, songs I think dads would/should sing, songs of fatherly advice, some songs I gave myself just as a Father’s Day present, plus a couple stories about my dad and about being a dad myself. In short, another wonderfully self-indulgent show. I am content. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • FATHER’S DAY  /  Groucho Marx  /  
  • SONG FOR MY FATHER  /  Lillie Huddleston  /  “How Long Has this Been Going On?
  • AS LONG AS I LIVE  /  Jonathan Karrant  /  “Live”
  • LITTLE MAN YOU’VE HAD A BUSY DAY  /  Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orch.  /  “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This”
  • I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU  /  Louis Armstrong  /  “Cheek to Cheek: The Complete Duet Recordings”
  • DOWNHILL  /  Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Swing Out”
  • THE GREAT CITY  /  Ernie Andrews  /  “No Regrets”
  • POLONIUS’ FAREWELL TO LAERTES  /  Cast  /  “Shakespeare’s Hamlet”
  • HEART’S DESIRE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Do You Miss New York?”
  • BROWN BABY  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Sin & Soul”
  • DADDY  /  Joanie Sommers  /  Look Out It’s Joanie Sommers”
  • GOT TO GET HOME TO MY CHILDREN  /  Dave Tull  /  “I Just Want To Be Paid”
  • AT THE RENDEZVOUS  /  Clint Holmes  /  “At The Rendezvous”
  • ST JUDY’S COMET  /  Paul Simon  /  “There Goes Rhymin’ Simon”
  • I’M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS  /  Sammy Davis  /  “Sammy Davis Jr. & Laurinda Almeida”
  • THE WIFFENPOOF SONG  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers & Losers”
  • EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE  /  The Police  /  “Synchronicity”
  • SO LONG DAD  /  Randy Newman  /  “Randy Newman”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Candace Springs & Norah Jones  /  “The Women Who Raised Me”
  • TRY YOUR WINGS  /  Tom Rust  /  “Lucky to Be Me”
  • I WONDER WHO MY DADDY IS  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat ‘King’ Cole & Me”
  • MY FATHER  /  Judy Collins  /  “Who Knows Where The Time Goes”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Joe Williams  /  “The Holiday Feelin’”
  • 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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5 Nov

I spent the evening naming names – not in a Robert Mueller way, but by playing songs that have at least one reference to a real person.  Some name-drop many more than one person and others have spontaneous ad-lib shout-outs. The final song doesn’t really name-drop any person, but it was my way to say we’re thinking about you, NYC after the events of last week.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or album Title

  • MY NEW CELEBRITY IS YOU  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You” 
  • MISS YOU MR. MERCER  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Songbook”
  • I LOVE BEING HERE WITH YOU  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Peggy Lee At Basin Street East”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen”
  • BLUES FOR WES  /  Lucky Peterson  /  “Tribute To Jimmy Smith”
  • GOTTA BE THIS OR THAT  /  Kim Nazarian & John Pizzarelli  /  “Some Morning”
  • I LOVE TO LOVE  /  Nina Simone  /  “Forbidden Fruit”
  • HOW ABOUT YOU?  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Concepts”
  • ONE NIGHT WITH FRANK  /  Erin Boheme  /  “What Love Is”
  • MICHAEL BUBLE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “The Vienna Affair”
  • SOMETHING STUPID  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Michael Buble & Reese Witherspoon  /  “To Be Loved”
  • MUSIC IS FOREVER  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Jackie & Roy: Forever”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Begin To Dance”
  • PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ  /  Fred Astaire  /  “The Irving Berlin Songbook”
  • YOU COULD BE FRED  /  Jackie Allen  /  “The Men In My Life”
  • YOU’RE THE TOP  /  Stacey Kent  /  “The Boy Next Door”
  • HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Nancy Sinatra  /  “California Girl”
  • JAZZ BAND IN HEAVEN  /  Daphna Levy  /  “Late Night Journey”
  • HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON  /  Lillie Huddleston  /  “How Long Has This Been Going On”
  • CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS  /  Dinah Washington  /  “The Fats Waller Songbook” (Emarcy)
  • MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
  • VAN LINGLE MUNGO  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Dave Frishberg Classics”
  • BEYOND COMPARE  /  Courtenay Day  /  “State Of Bliss”
  • NANCY WITH THE LAUGHING FACE  /  John Coltrane Quartet  /  “Ballads”
  • PRELUDE TO A KISS  /  Morgana King  /  “A Taste Of Honey”
  • NEW YORK STATE OF MIND  /  Tony Bennett & Billy Joel  /  “Playin’ With My Friends”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine    

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19 Jun

For Fathers Day: Songs by Dads, songs about Dads, a couple mystery vocalists, and a few rounds of the always-fun game, “Who’s Your Daddy?” And, no, this isn’t the game where Charlie Sheen takes a paternity test. I played some singers and the audience had to guess who is the singer’s father. A good time was had by all…well, okay, I can be certain of this: a good time was had by me.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Meet the Robinsons”
  • I WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOU  /  Gina Eckstine  /  ”Everything I Have Is Yours”
  • WITHOUT A SONG  /  Billy Eckstine  /  “Without A Song”
  • BEIN’ A DAD  /  Loudon Wainwright III  /  “Little Ship”
  • THE WIFFENPOOF SONG  /  Claire Hogan  /  “Boozers & Losers”
  • I’M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  Dress Casual”
  • SONG FOR MY FATHER  /  Lillie Huddleston  /  “How Long Has This Been Going On?”
  • SONG FOR MY FATHER  /  Gregory Porter  /  Serenade For Horace”
  • FATHER’S DAY  /  Groucho Marx  /  “Master Comedians”
  • UNFORGETTABLE  /  Nat & Natalie Cole  /  “Unforgettable”
  • MY PA  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Darlene Gillespie  /  “Songs From Annette”
  • FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE  /  Nancy Sinatra  /  “Nancy”
  • SOLILOQUY  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Concert Sinatra”
  • DEED I DO  /  Jeanie Bryson  /  “Some Cats Know: The Music of Peggy Lee”
  • CON ALMA  /  Dizzy Gillespie & The Double Six Of Paris  /  ”The Verve & Phillips Small Group Recordings”
  • GOT TO GET HOME SO I CAN SEE MY CHILDREN  /  Dave Tull  /  “I Just Want To Get Paid”
  • ANYONE CAN WHISTLE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Roy Kral  /  “A Stephen Sondheim Collection
  • MIMOSA & ME  /  Jackie & Roy  /  “Lovesick”
  • COME BACK TO ME  /  James Tormé  /  “Love For Sale”
  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC  /  Mel Tormé  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • ST. JUDY’S COMET  /  Paul Simon  /  “Negotiations & Love Songs”
  • SUBWAY TO THE COUNTRY  /  David Ackles  /  “Subway To The Country”
  • WALTZ FOR DEBBY  /  Bill Evans Trio  /  “The Last Waltz””
  • BROWN BABY  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Sin & Soul”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Tony Bennett & Bill Evans  /  “Together Again”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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22 Feb

Which swimsuits to take to a desert island, which books, which movies, which antiseptics — all that’s easy. But which music? Tonight was another attempt at my coming to grips with the question that tantalizes and tortures people, usually when they’ve run out of important things to think about. Some of this music I can’t do without, and some it…well, choosing is just too hard. Don’t forget: You can play this game at home, but knowing you, you’ll somehow turn it into another drinking game. I’m so proud.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title   


  • PASS ME THE JAZZ  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Japan”
  • HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Album”
  • ISN’T THIS A LOVELY DAY  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Music For Torching”
  • THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra Sings Days of Wine and Roses, Moon River and Other Academy Award Winners”
  • THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Fifty Years – The Artistry of Tony Bennett”
  • I CAN COOK TOO  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Gypsy Rose Lee  /  “Gypsy Meets Gypsy”
  • I REMEMBER CLIFFORD  /  Keith Jarrett and The Standards Trio  /  “Still Live
  • EMBRACEABLE YOU  /  Lillie Huddleston  /  “How Long Has This Been Going On”
  • YOU’RE GETTING TO BE A HABIT WITH ME  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa
  • LIVING WITHOUT YOU  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • LIVING WITHOUT YOU  /  Luciana Souza  /  “The New Bossa Nova”
  • ON A CLEAR DAY  /  Nancy Harms  /  “In The Indigo”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /(Unreleased Master)


9 Nov

An evening for getting in touch with your inner Fred, Ginger, Gene, or Misha. I could have danced all night…

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title


  • CAN YOU DANCE  /  Eugenie Jones  /  “Black Lace Blue Tears”
  • YOU’RE EASY TO DANCE WITH  /  Fred Astaire  /  “Steppin’ Out: Astaire Sings
  • LET’S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE  /  Lillie Huddleston  /  “How Long Has This Been Going On”
  • I WON”T DANCE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”
  • POLKA DOTS AND MOONBEAMS  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Hushabye Mountain”    
  • SHALL WE DANCE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Steppin’ Out”
  • SOFT SHOE  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Cleo Laine & Dudley Moore  /  “Smiling Through”
  • WALTZ FOR DEBBY  /  Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm” 
  • DO YOU WANT TO DANCE  /  Bette Midler  /  “The Divine Miss M”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • THE MUSIC THAT MAKES ME DANCE  /  Norma Winstone  /  “Manhattan In The Rain”
  • JITTERBUG WALTZ  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  “Experiment” 
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)



25 Nov

Thanks to everyone who wrote in with a suggestion – listeners and fellow broadcasters. I am thankful when this program is more of a conversation than a monologue.

Talk to you next week.

SONG TITLE / Artist / CD or Album Title

  • THREE BEARS / Mark Winkler / “Mark Winkler Sings Bobby Troup”
  • SHENANDOH / Jo Stafford / “American Folk Songs”
  • SOME DAY MY PRINCE WILL COME / Dave Brubeck / “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  • I DON’T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT YOU / Delicatessen / “Good Night Kiss”
  • AUTUMN IN NEW YORK / Dawn Upshaw / “Upshaw Sings Vernon Duke
  • AUTUMN NOCTURN / Benny Goodman / “The Yale University Archives”
  • NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT / Fred Astaire / “The Special Magic Of Fred Astaire”
  • I WISHED ON THE MOON / Billie Holiday / “Billie Holiday for Lovers”
  • LET’S FALL IN LOVE / Frank Sinatra / “Perfectly Frank Radio Broadcasts”
  • SUMMERTIME / Lillie Huddleston / “How Long Has This Been Going On”
  • WHO CARES / Alice Ricciardi / “Comes Love”
  • PARIS MISMATCH / (Theme Music) / Cody Owen Stine / (Unreleased Master)