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16 Apr

Usually I don’t mind letting others have the last word…except when it comes to my epitaph. The only trouble? I haven’t decided on one yet. So I brought some examples to consider, along with some of my favorite songs and artists. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WHAT DID I HAVE I DON’T HAVE NOW  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Great Songs From Stage & Screen”
  • NOBODY’S FAULT BUT MINE  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone & Piano”
  • BUT NOT FOR ME  /  Joey DeFrancesco & Joe Pesci  /  “Falling In Love Again”
  • I WONDER WHAT BECAME OF ME  /  Toots Thielemans & Trintje Oosterhuis  /  “One More For The Road”
  • PLEASE DON’T TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I’M GONE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Swing Along With Me”
  • YOU WON’T FORGET ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “You Won’t Forget Me”
  • GONE  /  Miles Davis  /  “Porgy & Bess”
  • DON’T FENCE ME IN/STROLLIN’  /  Jeff Goldblum, Mildred Snitzer Orch. w Kelly Clarkson  /  “Plays Well With Others”
  • ALL TOO SOON  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Best Of Sarah Vaughan”
  • DON’T LIKE GOODBYES  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Art Of Romance”
  • I WISH YOU LOVE  /  Laufey & Iceland Symphony Orchestra  /  “A Night At The Symphony”
  • EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE  /  The Police  /  “Synchronicity”
  • BY MYSELF  /  Lucy Yeghiazaryan  /  “Only The Lonely”
  • GONE WITH THE WIND  /  Dave Brubeck Quartet  /  “Legacy of A Legend”
  • WAITER, THE CHECK  /  Cousin Alice  /  “Pour Me”
  • I REMEMBER YOU  /  George Michael  /  “Songs From The Last Century”
  • I REMEMBER  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Laine Sings Sondheim”
  • GOODBYE/WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • TIME ON MY HANDS  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “The Carnage Hall Concert”
  • BILLY’S BLUES  /  Laura Nyro  /  “First Songs”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /  Randy Crawford & Joe Sample  /  “Live”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Monica Zetterlund & Bill Evans  /  “Waltz For Debby”
  • WHEE I’M GONE  /  Phil Ochs  /  “There But For Fortune”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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3 Jul

The last show of the season, so for the first hour I handed out summer listening assignments and for the second hour said goodbye. I also told the audience about my summer job. Yes for the 12th summer in a row, I’ll be lurking in people’s neighborhoods. Not in a raincoat! In an ice cream truck. Here are some of the treats I’ll be offering this year:

Ice Cream Treats 2022

Johnny Depp/Amber Herd sundae. It doesn’t come in a cone or a cup. It’s just a giant scoop of Chocolate ice cream — But be careful not to dump it in the bed.

Wordle Popsicle — If you can guess the flavor in 6 tries, it’s free!

Something new: The Joe Biden Malarkey Malted  — it’s like his sainted mother always said… You can fool some of the people some of the time and that’s usually sufficient.

I’ll be featuring a huge new Banana Split  — Forty scoops of ice cream and 22 bananas.  It’s Merrick Garland’s favorite which means I bet you’ll never get to the bottom of it.  

Of course I have Rainbow Sherbet in celebration of Pride Month…

You know what absolutely vanished off my shelves this year?  The Baby formula milkshake —  Better luck next year.

Want to get in on the ground floor of a great deal?  Try my Cryptocurrency cone – a bargain at $400.  Of course by 2:00 p.m. it’ll be $1500 — and by 3:30 it’s down to $42 bucks.  Don’t forget: with every crypto cone you get a compete set of the emperor’s new clothes. 

By the way, due to supply chain issues none of the ice cream cones actually come with cones

Last but not least…

A special sundae this year — it’s my Supreme Court Supremacy Sundae. If you’re a guy  you can choose any of my 48 flavors. If you’re a woman, you don’t get a choice. So order my Supreme Court Supremacy Sundae and enjoy a trip back to the 18th century!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • LET YOURSELF GO  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  Ella At The Hollywood Bowl
  • YOU’LL GET YOURS  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Blue Skies”
  • THIS CAN’T BE LOVE  /  Lia Booth  /  “Life Can Be Beautiful”
  • PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER  /  Brenda Brown  /  “Life Among Giants”
  • OLD ENOUGH  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Late Bloomin’ Jazzman”
  • WRAP YOUR TROUBLES IN DREAMS  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At Birdland”
  • LAST REQUEST  /  Frankie Valli & Joey DeFrancesco  /  “A Touch Of Jazz”
  • DO YOU EVER   /  Katherine Kostoff  /  “It Happens Like That”
  • ORNTHOLOGY  /  Lucie Horsch  /  “Ornithology”
  • TAKE LOVE EASY  /  Alina Zalozna Quartet
  • ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE  /  Spencer Day   /  “Broadway By Day”
  • MY CARDIOLOGIST  /  Caity Gyorgy  /  “My Cardiologist”
  • HELLO, I MUST BE GOING  /  Groucho Marx  /  “Comedy Tonight”
  • WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT GOODBYE  /  Eydie Gorme  /  “An American treasure”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jackie Wilson  /  “Body & Soul”
  • BACK HOME BLUES  /  Charlie Haden’s Quartet West  /  “Now Is The Hour”
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW  /  Kevin Mahogany   /  “Live In Torino”
  • TIME TO GO  /  Sinne Eeg  /  “Don’t Be So Blue”
  • DON’T LIKE GOODBYES  /  Diane Schuur  /  “Timeless”
  • THINK HOW IT’S GONNA BE  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Bennett’s ‘Something’”
  • GOODBYE FOR NOW  /  Rigmor Gustafsson & Radio String Quartet Vienna  /  “Calling You”
  • I REMEMBERR CLIFFORD  /  Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “Still Live”
  • WHEN I’M GONE  /  Phil Ochs  /  “There But For Fortune”
  • SIGNING OFF  /  Helen Merrill  /  “You’ve Got A Date With The Blues”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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2 Jan

Happy New Year and welcome to the new, two-hour version of Turntable For One. More music, more singers, and more chances for you to win big prizes – ok, that last one’s a lie. I got carried away. But I hope you’ll tune in every Saturday night, starting now at 9:00 PM (E.S.T.).

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • B-19  /  Harry James  /  “Record Sessions 1939-42”
  • ARTISTRY IN RHYTHM  /  Stan Kenton  /  “Stompin’ At Newport
  • TROUBLE IN MIND  /  Nina Simone  /  “Nina Simone At Newport”
  • DOWN HERE ON THE GROUND  /  Mark Murphy W/ The Metropole Orchestra  /  “The Dream”
  • BLEE BLOP BLUES  /  Count Basie  /  “Count Basie At Newport”
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  /  Ray Charles and Betty Carter  /  “Ray Charles and Betty Carter” 
  • DJANGO  /  Michel Legrand  /  “Legrand Jazz”
  • DAT DERE  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Sin & Soul…and Then Some”
  • SUNDAY IN NEW YORK  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Travelin’ Light”
  • THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA  /  Stan Getz/Astrud Gilberto  /  “Getz/Gilberto”
  • I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLEBEE  /  Spike Jones  /  Spike Jones Goes Crazy”
  • MY FUNNY VALENTINE  /  Michel LeGrand  /  “At Shelly’s Manne Hole”
  • ALL OF YOU  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Private Recording)
  • DAVY THE FAT BOY  /  Randy Newman  /  “Randy Newman/Live”
  • SIMON SMITH AND THE AMAZING DANCING BEAR  /  Mark Jennett  /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Bill Evans  /  “The Complete Riverside Recordings”
  • WHEN I’M GONE  /  Phil Ochs  /  “At Carnegie Hall”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “At The Blue Note”
  • MOVE ON  /  Mandy Patinkin & Bernadette Peters  /  “Sunday In The Park With George”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Theme Music)

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7 Jun

Just imagine: you’re sitting on an metal folding chair or in the stands of a stadium, the sun is beating down, and I’m delivering a litany of what I consider the truths and facts of life. That’s how you feel every week listening to the show? That’s not what I was going for. Think graduation, think the possibilities and potentials of the future, think an hour of musical advice to graduates! 


SONG TITLE  /  Artist/  CD Or Album Title


  • EXPERIMENT  /  Jane Stuart  /  “Don’t Look Back”
  • PICK YOUrSELF UP  /  Nat Cole/George Shearing  /  “Nat Cole Sings/George Shearing Plays”
  • OUR TIME  /  Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway  /  “Sibling Revelry”
  • EVERYBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “My Kind Of Broadway”
  • EVERYBODY SAYS DON’T  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Cleo Sings Sondheim”
  • LISTEN HERE  /  Dave Frishberg  /  “Classics”
  • THROW IT AWAY  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Stockholm Sweetnin’”
  • THIS FUNNY WORLD  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Complete Improv Sessions”
  • AS TIME GOES BY  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Dirk Bogarde  /  “Lyrics For Lovers”
  • I HOPE YOU DANCE  /  Deborah Lippmann  /  “Nightingale”
  • YOU MIGHT AS WELL LIVE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Mark Winkler Sings Bobby Troup”
  • SOME OTHER TIME  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings Comden & Green”
  • WHEN I’M GONE  /  Phil Ochs  /  “There But For Fortune”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)