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1 May

Let’s be honest. France has seen some dark days. Some examples: Joan of Arc?  Where was Gloria Allred when we needed her? And you can’t talk about  dark days without Napoleon — the man not the dessert.  Or Vichy – the government, not the water.  And Freedom Fries – wait, no, that was our dumb mistake. And today the French are suffering through another tragic indignity – raising the national retirement age from 62 to 64. Well. I think we need to show our support and not just our incredulity for what the brave but – not over-worked -people of France going through. I presented a celebration of French singers and musicians, french songs, and songs about France. That’s right, for two hours I gave out out French Kisses this week on Turntable For One. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or album Title

  • I WISH YOU LOVE  /  Chloe Perrier  /  “Petite Fleur”
  • UNDER PARIS SKIES  /  Toots Thielemans  /  “Chez Toots”
  • CHEZ MOI  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • AZURE-TE  /  Nat King Cole & George Sharing  /  “Nat King Cole Sings, George Shearing Plays”
  • MENILMONTANT  /  Avalon Jazz Band  /  “I Wish You Love”
  • WATCH WHAT HAPPENS  /  Michel LeGrand  /  ”Michel LeGrand At Sheely’s Manne-Hole”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE RESTOF YOUR LIFE  /  Swingle Singers  /  “Mood Swings”
  • LAVERNE WALK  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Let’s Get Lost”
  • I LOVE PARIS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Fly With Me”
  • NOSTALGIA IN PARIS  /  Sarah Lancman  /  “La Pouvior Des Mots”
  • GROOVIN’ HIGH  /  Dizzy Gillespie & The Double Six Of Paris”  /  “Dizzy Gillespie & The Double Six Of Paris”
  • APRIL IN PARIS  /  The Mighty Accordion Band  /  “They Said It Couldn’t Be Done”
  • APRIL IN PARIS  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Jasz Masters #24”
  • HOW HIGH THE MOON  /  Jean-Luc Ponty, Stephane Grappelli, Stuff Smith  /  “Jazz Violin Summit”
  • JARDIN D’HIVER  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • BUT NOT FOR ME  /  Virginie Teychene  /  “Encore”
  • A BOUT DE SOUFFLE  /  Virginie Teychene  /  “Encore”
  • LA VIE EN ROSE  /  Tony Bennett & k.d. Lang  /  “A Wonderful World”
  • A PARIS  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • SOMETIME AGO  /  Michel Petrucciani & Tony Petrucciani  /  “Conversation”
  • FROM PARIS WITH LOVE  /  Melody Gardot  /  “From Paris With Love”
  • LA MARSEILLAISE  /  Jacky Terrasson  /  “A Paris”
  • AUTUMN LEAVES  /  Eva Cassidy & The London Symphony Orch.  /  “I Can Only Be Me”
  • 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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26 Apr

International Jazz Day is April 30th, but I couldn’t wait. Here’s a sampling of some wonderful jazz singers from around the world. Check out Jazz Day events at Jazzday.com. There must be something going on near you, so be sure to support this music we love.

It’s also almost Toots Thielemans’ 92nd birthday. He decided recently to retire, so I especially wanted to celebrate his birthday, his long career, and his music which always came straight from his heart into his harmonica. Thanks, Toots!


SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title


  • WHAT A LITTLE MOONLIGHT CAN DO  /  Chicago Jazz Orchestra/Cyrille Aimee  /  “Burstin’ Out”
  • ONE FOR MY BABY  /  Toots Thielemans/ Jamie Cullum  /  “One More For The Road”
  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Rigmor Gustaffson  /  “New York Life”
  • LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE  /  Paulinho Garcia  /  “Beautiful Love”
  • HELLO SONG  /  The Real Group  /  “Live in Japan”
  • DARN THAT DREAM  /  Michel Petrucciani  /  “Darn That Dream”
  • EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Brigitte Bardot  /  “The Rarity Collection”
  • EASY TO LOVE  /  Anne Ducros  /  “Urban Tribe”
  • THIS TIME THE DREAM’S ON ME  /  Toots Thielemans/ Till Bronner  /  “One More For The Road”
  • HOW’D YA LIKE TO LOVE ME  /  Hetty Kate/Gordon Webster  /  “Gordon Webster Meets Hetty Kate”
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy and The Metropole Orch.  /  “The Dream”
  • I WONDER WHAT BECAME OF ME  /  Toots Thielemans/ Trijntje Oosterhuis  /  “One More For The Road”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)