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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Only one song a year can win an Academy Award. Do they always get it right? You be the judge. But with Sammy Davis, Roberta Gambarini, Shirley Horn...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2013
  • Length: 59:07
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Boy meets girl...boy loses girl...boy schemes to win girl blah, blah, blah... Tried of songs that sound like the plot to just about every Meg Ryan ...

  • Added: Nov 05, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Just in case there's any confusion: This is a music show filled with songs about food. And the title is in no way my crass attempt to cash in on th...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Even if you’re listening in the daytime, the stars will be out this week on Turntable For One. I’ve got about a dozen star songs and Carol Wel...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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I know that as a rule people with low self-esteem try to stay out of the spotlight. But shouldn't someone speak up loud and clear for those who won...

Bought by KHEN-LP


  • Added: Mar 17, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Carly Simon, Sting, Wynton Marsalis, Judy Garland, all four of the Manhattan Transfer, Errol Garner, among others, and me - we all have someth...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Someone knocking at my door? Trick or Treat? How about Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross, Nina Simone, Carmen McRae, Tom Rust, Sinatra, and more in your...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 20, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with about a dozen Irish jazz singers, including some popular singers who live and work in Ireland today. And to m...

Bought by WNMU-FM


  • Added: Aug 22, 2013
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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How can I possibly make this bold offer and money-back guarantee? By cheating of course. But I've got Ray Charles, Sophie Milman, Frank Sinatra (Sr...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2013
  • Length: 58:58
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Hello, you've reached the "Turntable For One" Complaint Department. Your call is very important to us. Please stay on the line and maybe you'l...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2013
  • Length: 58:59
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What's fun to do all by yourself, but even more fun with another person? The answer is singing (no matter what you were thinking). I'll be...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2013
  • Length: 58:59
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An hour of lullabies? Really? Putting my audience to sleep -- intentionally? What was I thinking? Come on. Don't you want to stay awake for To...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Turntable For One knows that you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar, though I have no idea what you’re going do with all those flies...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2013
  • Length: 59:01
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Yes, it’s a paternity test, but this one is especially fun because it doesn’t involve Charlie Sheen. I’ll play about a dozen jazz singers and ...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Had enough of all the campaigning? Tired of politicians pontificating and pundits prognosticating? (I'd be lost without alliteration. How about you...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2014
  • Length: 59:00