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27 May

Instead of a theme, instead of featuring the oft-heard Turntable For One regulars – Sinatra, Tony, Carmen, Ella, Nina, etc. – I put Saturday’s show together with only some of the new music I received in the mail (both physical and virtual) in just the past two weeks. I generously didn’t go into the other things I find in my mail – things like memorial headstone catalogs and threatening letters from Social Security since they found out that I am neither social nor secure. Also: here’s a shout out to all of the singers and musicians listed below – young and old – and to their promoters; without them my audience and I would just have to stare at each other for two hours, and I think we know who would lose that staring contest.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I FELL IN LOVE WITH YOU  /  Sarah McKenzie  /  “Songs Of My Heart”
  • COME LOVE  /  John Doakes  /  “True Love”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING  /  Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra  /  “Along for The Ride”
  • METEOR  /  Hilary Gardner & Charles Ruggiero  /  “The Bird & The Bee”
  • KEEPIN’ OUT OF MISCHIEF  /  The Hot Sardines  /  “Welcome Home Bon Voyage”
  • AUTUMN  /  Abigail Rockwell  /  “Autumn Noir”
  • WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Once In A While”
  • HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Tierney Sutton & Alan Bergman  /  “Screenplay”
  • MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT  /  Betty Carter  /  “And The Music Never Stops”ˆ
  • IT’S ALRIGHT WITH ME  /  Stan Getz  /  “Getz At The Gate”
  • GET ON WITH IT  /  Marina & The Kats  /  Swingsalabim”
  • FRANCIS DOESN’T CARE FOR THE BLUES  /  Billy Brandt  /  “City Noir”
  • PRELUDE TO A KISS  /  Calabria Foti  /  “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • THEM THERE EYES  /  Yamit Lemoine & The Vinyl Blvd.  /  “Ain’t Misbehavin’”
  • DO IT THE HARD WAY  /  Rebecca DuMaine & Dave Miller Combo  /  Chez Nous”
  • BLACKBIRD  /  Casey Abrams  /  “Jazz”
  • MILONGA DEL ANGEL  /  Anat Cohen Tentet  /  “Triple Helix”
  • LIFE’S A LESSON  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Ben There Done That”
  • WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Song Were Made To sing”
  • WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS  /  Paul Jost  /  “Simple Life”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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7 Jun

You’ve all played the game, saying  “in bed” after reading your fortune cookie. Well,  if saying “in bed” turns an ordinary fortune cookie fortune into instant hilarity, think what it will do at the end of song titles? I’ve thought of it. You might want to try it with book titles. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title


  • ANYTHING GOES  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • THE JERSEY BOUNCE  /  Connie Evingson  /  “All The Cats Join In”
  • I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE  /  Pete McGuinness  /  “Voice Like A Horn”
  • ALL OF ME  /  Eugenie Jones  /  “Come Out Swingin’”
  • I COULD WRITE A BOOK  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “Once In Every Life”
  • BITTER WITH THE SWEET  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • I WANT TO BE HAPPY  /  Julian Yeo  /  “You And The Night”
  • ANYONE CAN WHISTLE  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Sings Sondheim”
  • I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Cleavon Little  /  “Blazing Saddles”
  • I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra & Swingin’ Brass”
  • DO IT THE HARD WAY  /  Amanda Carr  /  “Tender Trap”
  • I’M ADDICTED TO YOU  /  The Swinging Belles  /  “I’m Old Fashioned”
  • YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG  /  Curtis Stigers & Cyrille Aimee  /  “Hooray For Love”
  • YOU CAN’T LOVE ‘EM ALL  /  Loston Harris  /  “Swingfully Yours”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine


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21 Jun

Doing some traveling this summer? There are a number of interesting jazz singers out there, some in unexpected places. I played a few of them this week. 


(City)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title


  • (NYC)  /  TEA FOR TWO  /  Pete McGuinness  /  “Voice Like A Horn”
  • (Chicago)  /  CHEEK TO CHEEK  /  Chicago Jazz Orchestra/Cyrille Aimee  /  “Burstin’ Out”
  • (Chicago)  /  THERE ARE SUCH THINGS  /  Sachal Vasandani  /  “We Move”
  • (Oshkosh)  /  GARY, INDIANA  /  Janet Planet  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • (Nashville)  /  YOUNG AND NAÏVE  /  Heather Rigdon  /  “Young And Naive”
  • (Twin Cities)  /  LOVER COME BACK TO ME  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Gypsy In My Soul”
  • (Austin)  /  HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT  /  Kellye Gray  /  “And They Call Us Cowboys”
  • (L.A.)  /  HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  Nancy Sinatra  /  “California Girl”
  •  (L.A.)  /  BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP  /  Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra/Ernie Andrews  /  “L.A. Treasures Project”
  • (San Francisco)  /  IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “Art Attack”
  • (Portland)  IF I ONLY HAD A HEART  /  Michael Winkle  /  “The Dream”
  • (Seattle)  /  SO HARD TO FIND  /  Eugenie Jones  /  “Black Lace Blue Tears”
  • (Berkeley)  /  LOVER MAN  /  Lissy Walker  /  “Wonderland”
  • (NYC)  /  PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)