TURNTABLE FOR ONE

Series produced by H. William Stine

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An hour of great jazz vocals, produced from a live broadcast on WMNR Fine Arts Radio and wmnr.org. Each show is organized around a different theme that reflects the wry sense of humor and idiosyncratic tastes of the host. Shows feature iconic singers of the past while spotlighting newer, younger jazz vocalists, as well. It's personality radio at its best - or, at least, its quirkiest.

TURNTABLE FOR ONE is a weekly, one-hour show of the best in jazz vocals, featuring classic singers who don't ever need last names – Ella, Tony, Frank, Sarah, Carmen, Nina – along with younger singers who are bringing fresh voices to the Great American Songbook but do still require actual last names. Some favorites these days include Sinne Eeg, Rigmor Gustafsson, Mark Jennett, Kat Edmonson, Mark Winkler, Nicole Herzog, Lucy Dixon, and The Hot Sardines.

Each show is organized around a different, usually light-hearted theme as the host tries to walk the non-existent line between the ironic and the unforgivable. So one week it might be an hour of Face Down, Bottoms Up: A Musical Tribute to Drinking (call your sponsor), the next week, a musical game show, Who's Your Daddy, or maybe a musical tribute to the Low Self-Esteem. One week it was "Stalker Week," because I'll take every listener I can get regardless of their hobbies. And if you're hoping for an all-singing jazz Battle Of The Sexes, well, you won’t be disappointed.

Just about every week there’s also a Mystery Vocalist, more often than not an obscure recording by someone who probably shouldn't have been allowed in a recording studio. But life isn’t always fair, is it?

TURNTABLE FOR ONE is produced from a live broadcast on WMNR Fine Arts Radio and wmnr.org. Look for a new show on PRX every week although that doesn't necessarily mean I'll put a new show up every week. (It'll give you something to do, even while I'm taking it easy - is that so wrong?)

H. William Stine is an author and an award-winning writer and video producer who has created print, digital, and electronic media for decades while managing, for the most part, to stay on the right side of the law. He’s had stints in the past hosting/producing jazz, folk, and classical music programs and a weekly radio comedy show. In 2010 TURNTABLE FOR ONE marked his return to the medium he loves best, radio, and the music he has collected his entire life, jazz.
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TURNTABLE FOR ONE is a weekly, one-hour show of the best in jazz vocals, featuring classic singers who don't ever need last names – Ella, Tony, Frank, Sarah, Carmen, Nina – along with younger singers who are bringing fresh voices to the Great American Songbook but do still require actual last names. Some favorites these days include Sinne Eeg, Rigmor Gustafsson, Mark Jennett, Kat Edmonson, Mark Winkler, Nicole Herzog, Lucy Dixon, and The Hot Sardines. Each show is organized around a different, usually light-hearted theme as the host tries to walk the non-existent line between the ironic and the unforgivable. So one week it might be an hour of Face Down, Bottoms Up: A Musical Tribute to Drinking (call your sponsor), the next week, a musical game show, Who's Your Daddy, or maybe a... Show full description


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Want to play a game? Every time I play a song, you take a drink. Wait, bad idea. You won't last the whole hour. Ok, how about this instead? Every t...

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Life is long and more than enough of it is filled with embarrassing situations. It seems to me the least I can do is acknowledge those situations a...

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Oct 03, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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FDR: "We have nothing to fear but fear itself." ME: "Isn't that enough for cryin' out loud?" Do you know how many different, weird phobias there ar...

  • Added: Nov 24, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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When’s the last time you heard a radio host apologize? Yeah, I know. In your dreams. Well, sometimes dreams come true. You know who else wants to a...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2013
  • Length: 58:56
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Any radio show can sing the praises of being confident and competent. Fine, but who will sing for the rest of us? This week it'll be Diahann C...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2013
  • Length: 58:59
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There's a difference between taking risks and just asking for trouble, right?. One is a bold and confident affirmation of one's talents. The other ...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Well, it's happened again. Another graduation season has come and almost gone, and not one single school, college, university, junior college, comm...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Ok, let's dispense with the obvious wisecrack I know you're thinking and dying to say: How can I have insomnia when I'm so good at putting audience...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
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Most people turn to radio to be told right from wrong, or right from left. Hey, you want to be told what to think and how to behave? Why didn't you...

  • Added: May 15, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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People make all kinds of suggestions in this madcap world of ours. Personal suggestions, constructive suggestions, subtle suggestions, unsolicited ...

  • Added: Mar 17, 2015
  • Length: 59:01
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We give them everything we have, our homes, our beds, and sometimes even the shirts off our backs. Fortunately for you there isn't a Be Kind To The...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Do you feel lost? Alone? Adrift? Hopeless? Discouraged? Disillusioned? (Hey - whatever happened to "quiet desperation?") Ok, let me try to make it ...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2014
  • Length: 58:58
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It's simple. Sassy...Lady...King...Deedles...I'll give you the nickname, you figure out who the singer is. Later, I'll give you an address and...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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This week I'm attempting to do something I've never done before on Turntable For One. Entertain? I heard that. Play nice! No, this week I'm going t...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2014
  • Length: 58:54
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Where can you go to hear great jazz singers, young and old? That's for me to know and for you to listen to Turntable For One for an hour and find o...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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You're getting drowsy...your eyes are getting heavy...you long for "sleep that knits up the raveled sleave of care." Hypnotism? Apnea? Narcolepsy? ...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2014
  • Length: 58:58
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Remember the old question, Would you rather be invisible or able to fly? My answer always was: who cares? All I've wanted since I was a kid was to ...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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It's my favorite kind of party because it's strictly come-as-you-are. You know who else is coming? Nina Simone, Carmen McRae, Trisha Yearwood...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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I'll show you mine if you show me yours - best day ever, that is. And lucky for you Ella, Frank, Stacey Kent, Eugenie Jones, Tony Bennett, Bill Eva...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
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Guess what I found in the Moscow airport? The official NSA iPod! So, before I’m renditioned, I’ll be playing some of the agency’s favorite son...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2013
  • Length: 58:59