Episode #282: Sticks and Stones and Stumps and Glass

June 23, 2018

The Martians are here, the end is near, but never mind, it’s finally summer. You can start it off by listening to this program. We’re not performance artists but we still hope to please. It pleases us to please. We chose everything here, and we made this program with our own two hands and some software. Go ahead, please yourselves.

(0:00:00) Claramae Turner and Barbara Ruick — June Is Bustin' Out All Over (from Carousel (1956))
(0:03:44) Your DJs Discuss the Season
(0:08:42) Spencer Myer (William Bolcom, composer) — The Garden of Eden, rags for piano: I. Old Adam
(0:11:34) Bob Thompson — Star Fire
(0:14:13) Martin Denny — A Taste of Honey (Moog version)
(0:17:15) The Carters (Beyoncé and Jay-Z) — Summer
(0:22:00) Your DJs Speak
(0:24:20) Bob & Ray — Matt Neffer, Boy Spotwelding King of the World: Film in the Attic
(0:27:17) Belle and Sebastian — The Boy with the Arab Strap
(0:32:26) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — Fairyland Music - Space Pop
(0:34:26) Sam Phillips — I Don't Want to Fall in Love (original 1988 version)
(0:37:16) Vanessa Carlton — A Thousand Miles
(0:41:12) Your DJs Tell You What’s Coming
(0:45:56) Antônio Carlos Jobim and Elis Regina — Águas de Março (Waters of March)
(0:49:27) Art Garfunkel — Waters of March
(0:53:03) Susannah McCorkle — Waters of March
(0:57:01) Cassandra Wilson — Waters of March
(1:01:29) Anya Marina — Waters of March (Águas de Março)
(1:05:10) Your DJs Recap
(1:07:34) Orson Welles — The War of the Worlds (Part 7)
(1:11:48) Irma Thomas — It's Raining
(1:13:54) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Parachuting
(1:14:23) Petula Clark — Don't Give Up
(1:17:28) Etta James — Sunshine of Love
(1:19:53) Melanie — I Think It's Going to Rain Today
(1:22:48) Big Star — I'm in Love with a Girl
(1:24:35) Your DJs Are Off (You Can Say That Again)
(1:29:25) Ramin Djawadi — The Winds of Winter (from Game of Thrones, Season 6)

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Episode #281: Something for Everyone

June 16, 2018

Here are the fruits of another afternoon spent “playing DJ”, that old game that children love even more than hide-and-seek. It’s a jumble but it’s OUR jumble and now it’s yours. With few exceptions this is not your father’s podcast, nor your daughter’s, even though it’s a father-and-daughter podcast. Please indulge us, and yourselves.

(0:00:00) Zero Mostel — Comedy Tonight (from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962) (Original Broadway Cast Recording))
(0:04:58) Your DJs Start Things Right Off
(0:06:58) Edwin Astley — Danger Man (One Hour) - Incidental Cue 2
(0:09:16) Melvin Van Peebles feat. Earth, Wind and Fire — Sweetback's Theme (from Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971))
(0:12:38) Nils Lofgren — Goin' Back
(0:19:33) Leon Bridges — You Don't Know
(0:22:24) Your DJs Chat a Little
(0:25:15) Groucho Marx — Promo for Tell it to Groucho (1962)
(0:26:10) Jack Meakin — Opening and Closing Themes to Tell It to Groucho
(0:28:12) Maxine Nightingale — Right Back Where We Started From
(0:31:27) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Watch for Rocks
(0:32:02) Mouth and MacNeal — How Do You Do?
(0:35:01) Rick James — Bustin' Out
(0:38:58) Your DJs Tell You
(0:43:44) Orson Welles — The War of the Worlds (Part 6)
(0:50:23) Thomas Rhett — Beer with Jesus
(0:54:54) The Beau Brummels — One Too Many Mornings
(0:57:43) Rihanna — Shut Up and Drive
(1:01:16) Your DJs Are Enjoying the Show
(1:03:36) Lisa Loeb — Tomorrow
(1:06:22) The Supremes — I Didn't Know What Time It Was
(1:08:49) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — The Yellow Horse
(1:09:58) The Hollies — Jennifer Eccles
(1:12:57) Rilo Kiley feat. The Watson Twins — About the Moon
(1:16:05) Your DJs, They’re a Team
(1:18:15) Jeff Simmons — Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up
(1:21:33) Rizzle Kicks — Summertime Sadness (Originally by Lana Del Rey)
(1:25:26) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Coral
(1:25:53) The Countdown Kids — Do Your Ears Hang Low?
(1:27:15) Les Baxter and His Orchestra — A Taste of Honey
(1:29:40) Your DJs Leave You and Leave the Building
(1:32:51) Chester Stover, Joseph Harris, Treadwell Covington, W. Watts Biggers — Theme to King Leonardo and His Short Subjects

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Episode #280: Things That Fly and Other Things That Don’t

June 9, 2018

There’s no weather to complain about this week so instead we bring you music, chat, 80-year-old news reports, and other blasts from the recent and distant past. If you download it we’re sure you’ll find something useful or fun or at least time-consuming. Almost sure.

(0:00:00) John Williams feat. Margot Kidder — The Flying Sequence/Can You Read My Mind? (from Superman: The Movie (1978))
(0:08:06) Your DJs Arrive with Their Opinions
(0:11:54) Rebecca Pidgeon — Spanish Harlem
(0:15:33) Taylor Swift — Sparks Fly
(0:19:54) Tyler Bates — You Can't Stop This Motherfucker (Choir-Only Mix) (from Deadpool 2 (2018))
(0:20:53) The Fugs — Wide Wide River
(0:23:29) Lana Del Rey — Summertime Sadness
(0:28:04) Your DJs Tell You About That
(0:31:08) Orson Welles — The War of the Worlds (Part 5)
(0:37:54) Rascal Flatts — Life Is a Highway
(0:42:28) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Yodeling
(0:42:56) Mary Schneider — Yodelling Comedians
(0:45:37) Harry Belafonte — Island in the Sun
(0:49:00) Your DJs Discuss the Recent Past and the Immediate Future
(0:52:47) Jo Stafford — Old Joe Clark
(0:54:26) Jerry Rivers and The Drifting Cowboys — Old Joe Clark
(0:55:41) Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant — Old Joe Clark
(0:58:01) Jimmie Rodgers — Old Joe Clark
(0:59:45) Charlie Haden feat. Jack Black — Old Joe Clark
(1:03:50) Your DJs Explain Why You Liked That
(1:08:07) Robert Johnson — Come on in My Kitchen
(1:10:59) Django Reinhardt et le Quintette du Hot Club de France avec Stéphane Grappelli feat. Bert Marshall — I Saw Stars
(1:13:45) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Boxing
(1:14:10) Les Paul and His Trio — Blue Skies
(1:16:45) Wes Montgomery and Wynton Kelly Trio — Misty
(1:23:41) The Passionate & Objective Jokerfan (Matt Farley) — Response to a Recent Essay by Van Dyke Parks
(1:24:58) Salt-n-Pepa — Shoop
(1:29:05) Sza — Garden (Say It Like Dat)
(1:32:34) Your DJs Are Ready to Leave
(1:36:50) Charmian Carr, Angela Cartwright, Duane Chase, Nicholas Hammond, Kym Karath, Heather Menzies, Debbie Turner — So Long, Farewell (from The Sound of Music (1965))

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Episode #279: Robins and Flamingos and So Much More

June 2, 2018

June is here! You may not have realized because it came so quietly. But there’s still plenty of time to get some Juning in. We suggest that you start with this episode and move on from there. You’ll be doing us a solid something and we think you’ll even like it. Everybody wins. Win-win. No loss.

(0:00:00) Renaissance — When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along
(0:01:56) Your DJs Speak of Robins and Other Things
(0:06:12) Livingston Taylor — Packet of Good Times
(0:09:13) Marty Robbins — El Paso
(0:13:35) Sons of the Pioneers — Tumbling Tumbleweeds
(0:16:17) Gospel Dream — This Little Light of Mine
(0:20:54) Your DJs Speak
(0:23:15) Original Radio Theme — Sgt. Preston of the Yukon
(0:24:21) Bob and Ray — King Yukon of the Northwest
(0:26:52) Four Tops — Reflections
(0:30:32) Abigail Spencer — You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It) (from Timeless)
(0:33:29) Cody Chesnutt — Boylife in America
(0:35:51) Your DJs Again
(0:39:39) Orson Welles — The War of the Worlds (Part 4)
(0:45:34) Solange — Weary
(0:48:49) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — The Giant Music Box
(0:50:32) The Byrds — Have You Seen Her Face
(0:53:12) Jefferson Airplane — Comin' Back to Me
(0:58:33) Your DJs Speak
(1:00:16) Shelley Marsh, Stan's Sister — I Saw Three Ships
(1:01:17) The Chieftains with Marianne Faithfull — I Saw Three Ships A-Sailing
(1:04:02) Mumford and Sons — Awake My Soul
(1:08:15) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Flamingo
(1:08:51) Earl Klugh — Cast Your Fate to the Wind
(1:12:04) David McCallum — Call Me
(1:14:45) Your DJs, Both of Them
(1:18:55) Liberace — Chopsticks
(1:22:16) Les Baxter — Honey Bun
(1:24:18) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Uncle Caveman
(1:24:45) Rick Moranis — The Seven Days of Shiva
(1:27:07) Busta Rhymes — Freestyle
(1:29:27) Your DJs Wrap This Up
(1:32:23) Blake Neely — Theme from Supergirl

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Episode #278: Hey, Everybody, It’s Summertime!

May 26, 2018

It isn’t really summertime yet but it’s close enough for government work. If you listen this week you can hear a few songs that allude to summer in some way, and many more songs that don’t mention summer at all but that are also interesting. And you know that it’s in the back of everyone’s mind anyway. Regulars and irregulars both, all types of listeners are welcome and invited to download. There’s still time!

(0:00:00) Three Beat Slide — Summertime Is Great
(0:03:54) Your DJs Start Summer Early for You
(0:12:32) Sol Hoopii and His Novelty Quartette — I Like You
(0:15:41) Raffi — Robin in the Rain
(0:17:35) Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer feat. Riders in the Sky — I’m My Own Grandpa
(0:21:13) Dierks Bentley — Sounds of Summer
(0:24:36) Your DJs Relate
(0:29:50) Fleetwood Mac — Second Hand News (Rough Mix)
(0:32:36) Fleetwood Mac — Second Hand News (Album Version)
(0:35:52) Justin Timberlake — Summer Love
(0:40:03) Childish Gambino — This Is America
(0:43:48) Your DJs Chat
(0:45:24) Orson Welles — The War of the Worlds (Part 3)
(0:50:57) The Decemberists — June Hymn
(0:54:54) CBS — Promo for a February 1962 Judy Garland TV Special
(0:55:54) Judy Garland — You Made Me Love You
(0:58:43) Doris Day — You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me
(1:00:51) Your DJs Chat Again
(1:03:03) The Yardbirds — Over Under Sideways Down
(1:05:24) Cat Stevens — Morning Has Broken
(1:08:41) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — Ice Cream Truck #4
(1:09:29) Dyan — Looking for Knives
(1:15:41) Julie Cruise — The World Spins
(1:22:17) The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities and Towns (Matt Farley) — Clark, NJ
(1:24:26) Pelé feat. Elis Regina — Perdão não tem
(1:28:33) Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers — Are You Real?
(1:33:21) Your DJs Wrap Up This Long Program
(1:38:57) Robert Duncan — Theme to Timeless

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Episode #277: Sparkle, Shimmer, and Shine

May 19, 2018

In this week’s program hear old music and new chat from our centrally located studio in northern New Jersey. Some new music too. And you know what? There’s also some old chat. We have everything this week. Give it a download or two.

(0:00:00) B. Mossman and Bob Doyle — Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! (Opening Theme)
(0:00:46) The Wubb Girlz feat. Beyoncé — Sing a Song
(0:02:23) Your DJs Explain That
(0:04:45) The Continental (Renzo Cesana) — All of a Sudden My Heart Sings
(0:07:24) Cub — Everything’s Geometry
(0:10:03) Terri Clark — Poor, Poor Pitiful Me
(0:13:12) Lucinda Williams — Something About What Happens When We Talk
(0:16:59) Your DJs Intrude
(0:18:56) Rowlf the Dog — Lydia, the Tattooed Lady
(0:21:03) They Might Be Giants — Everything Right Is Wrong Again
(0:23:20) Julie London — Yummy, Yummy, Yummy
(0:26:15) The Mutato Muzika Orchestra — Hey Jude (from The Royal Tenenbaums (2001))
(0:31:36) Your DJs Speak
(0:34:34) Paul Mauriat — Love Is Blue
(0:37:06) Ed Sheeran — Tenerife Sea
(0:41:04) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — Willy the Whale
(0:42:01) George Jessel with the Ted Auletta Orchestra and Chorus — Hello Central, Give Me Heaven
(0:44:22) R.E.M. — You Are the Everything
(0:48:04) Your DJs Again
(0:49:57) Orson Welles — The War of the Worlds (Part 2)
(0:54:55) Charles Bradley — Changes
(1:00:38) The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities and Towns (Matt Farley) — Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey
(1:02:31) Lenka — Don’t Let Me Fall
(1:05:20) Beyoncé — Run the World (Girls)
(1:09:16) Your DJs Recap
(1:12:59) Chihiro Yamanaka — Maple Leaf Rag
(1:16:34) Etta James — These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)
(1:20:32) Arthur Fields — Ja-Da
(1:23:16) Quincy Jones feat. Ray Charles and Chaka Khan — I’ll Be Good to You
(1:28:10) Your DJs Make Like a Tree and Leave
(1:31:04) Gloria Loring (composers: Al Burton, Gloria Loring, Alan Thicke) — Theme to The Facts of Life

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Episode #276: Like a Jet of Blue Flame Shot from a Gun

May 12, 2018

This week we repudiate the Taylor-haters and prepare you for the coming Martian invasion. We also play some nice rocky and poppy things, some nice folky things, and too many versions of one song or another. Plus “more”. Old, new, it’s all the same to us. We hope you feel the same.

(0:00:00) Taylor Swift — September
(0:03:05) Your DJs Disagree with the Internet
(0:07:41) Kirsty MacColl with Billy Bragg — Darling, Let’s Have Another Baby
(0:11:06) Robyn — Dancing on My Own
(0:15:43) The Primitives — Crash (1985 demo)
(0:18:01) Solange — Cranes in the Sky
(0:22:13) Your DJs Recap and Precap
(0:25:25) The Rolling Stones — I’d Much Rather Be with the Boys
(0:27:36) The Toggery Five — I’d Much Rather Be with the Boys
(0:30:06) Donna Lynn — I’d Much Rather Be with the Girls
(0:32:24) Ronnie Spector — I’d Much Rather Be with the Girls
(0:35:11) Your DJs Recap What they Precapped
(0:37:49) Weird Al Yankovic — My Own Eyes
(0:41:30) Oasis — Wonderwall
(0:46:36) The Hollies — Regardez par des fenêtres (Look Through Any Window)
(0:48:51) Nice and Smooth — Step by Step
(0:52:10) Your DJs Discuss
(0:54:39) Orson Welles — The War of the Worlds (Part 1)
(1:00:44) Marvin Gaye — Ain’t That Peculiar
(1:03:44) The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities and Towns (Matt Farley) — Yeah! Edison, NJ! Oh Yeah!
(1:05:10) Davey Graham — Angi
(1:07:34) Kendrick Lamar — GOD.
(1:11:43) Your DJs Discuss Some More
(1:13:44) Kyle Riabko — Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’
(1:17:52) Dixie Chicks — Wide Open Spaces
(1:21:35) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — Flying Red Elephant
(1:22:53) Carolina Chocolate Drops — Briggs' Corn Shucking Jig
(1:25:47) Jackson Browne — These Days
(1:30:25) Your DJs Wrap This Up
(1:34:58) Les Elgart and His Orchestra — Bandstand Boogie (Theme to American Bandstand)

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Episode #275: What Kind of Message Is That?

May 5, 2018

It’s May. We could talk about the weather but let’s not. Instead we humbly solicit your downloads of what is sure to be the best music-and-chat podcast you’ve heard all day. Thanks. In advance.

(0:00:00) Leona Anderson — Rats in My Room
(0:02:20) Your DJs Take Care of Business
(0:06:42) Sonny Bono — Laugh at Me (original backing track takes 9 and 10)
(0:11:06) Bob Dorough — Three Is a Magic Number
(0:14:19) Robyn Hitchcock — I Often Dream of Trains (acoustic version)
(0:17:03) Cher — The Way of Love
(0:19:34) Your DJs Recap
(0:25:15) Nina Simone — To Love Somebody
(0:27:54) Sarah Vaughan — Eleanor Rigby
(0:31:43) Taryn Szpilman — Livre Estou (Brazilian Portuguese version of “Let It Go”)
(0:35:24) Gwen Guthrie — Nothin’ Goin’ on but the Rent
(0:41:22) Your DJs Identify Those Songs by Women
(0:43:43) Hayley Mills and Deborah Walley — Femininity (from Summer Magic (1963))
(0:45:40) Carly Rae Jepsen — E•MO•TION
(0:48:58) Dorothy Hoffenberg — I Got Scared
(0:49:21) The Grass Roots — Feelings/Feelings (reprise)
(0:52:56) The Rascals — A Ray of Hope
(0:56:37) Your DJs Are Talking
(0:58:51) Frank Mills — Music Box Dancer
(1:02:07) Phoebe Bridgers — Motion Sickness
(1:05:57) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — Lil Red Racing Car
(1:07:07) Peggy Lee — I’ll See You in My Dreams
(1:09:06) Beyoncé — Haunted
(1:15:16) Your DJs Continue Talking
(1:17:46) Ebba Forsberg — Kärlekens systrar (Sisters of Mercy)
(1:21:21) Damien Rice — Amie
(1:25:58) Clive Gregson, Boo Hewerdine, Eddi Reader — Dimming of the Day
(1:29:48) Ike and Tina Turner — You Are My Sunshine
(1:33:06) Your DJs Wrap It Up
(1:37:07) Gene Raskin, Lou Singer — Theme to Gigantor

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Episode #274: Those We Miss You’ll Surely Pardon

April 28, 2018

How many songs fly to and fro through our English country podcast? We’ll tell you now of some that we know: it looks like about 25 or so this week. Rock and folk, hip and hop, organs, dulcimers, pianos, harpsichords, harps, handbells, big bass fiddles, drums, drum machines…well, there’s a lot, that cannot be denied. And voices, beautiful voices. We’re positive you’ll like it.

(0:00:00) Joni Mitchell — Origin of the Dulcimer/Carey (live in London, 1970)
(0:06:29) Your DJs Speak, Not for the Last Time
(0:11:51) Steeleye Span — All Around My Hat
(0:15:57) André Bertrand, Aimé Major, Michel Louvain, Margot Lefevbre — Halte-là! Les Canadiens sont là
(0:16:29) Ivy — Feel So Free
(0:21:28) felipe10 — Halte-là! Les Canadiens sont là
(0:21:42) Shawn Colvin — You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
(0:25:50) Pat Denis — Halte-là! Les Canadiens sont là
(0:26:05) Lauryn Hill — Everything Is Everything
(0:30:59) codo27 — Halte-là! Les Canadiens sont là
(0:31:30) Your DJs Explain All That and Introduce Another TMV Set
(0:38:05) Jimmie Rodgers — English Country Garden
(0:40:45) Martin Jones — Country Gardens
(0:42:44) North Texas Wind Symphony — Country Gardens
(0:44:43) “Four in Hand" Grosmont Handbell Ringers — Country Gardens
(0:46:08) Your DJs Recap That Stuff
(0:49:29) Marianne Faithfull — This Little Bird
(0:51:30) Laura Nyro — Dedicated to the One I Love (live)
(0:54:42) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — Ananse, the Spider-Man
(0:56:30) Desi Arnaz and His Orchestra — Babalu
(0:59:59) Curtis Fuller — Minor Vamp
(1:03:56) Your DJs Speak of Music
(1:07:53) Chuck Berry — Around and Around
(1:10:32) Drake — Over My Dead Body
(1:15:06) The Rutles — Hold My Hand
(1:17:14) Otis Redding — Nobody’s Fault but Mine
(1:19:36) Nancy Sinatra with Brian Wilson — California Girls
(1:22:44) Jibbs — Chain Hang Low
(1:26:13) Your DJs Wrap Up
(1:31:25) Professor Elemental — All the Best

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Episode #273: Tailored for the Feminine Hand

April 21, 2018

Empowerment for everyone! This week we face down The Man and his fat cigarettes and present a mixture of covers, 60s pop, show tunes, country, jazz, ragtime, and tobacco. It’s more of what we like. Perhaps you too. Downloads are starting now.

(0:00:00) Tex Williams and His Western Caravan — Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)
(0:02:56) Your DJs Begin a Fine Program
(0:05:20) Ethel Merman — You Can’t Get a Man with a Gun (from Annie Get Your Gun (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (1946))
(0:08:30) Amy Winehouse — Moody’s Mood for Love/Teo Licks
(0:11:59) The Feeling — Walk Like an Egyptian
(0:15:43) Darius Rucker — Wagon Wheel
(0:20:40) Your DJs Recap That Fine Set
(0:23:04) Virginia Slims Cigarettes — You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby (It Used to Be, Lady, You Had No Rights)
(0:24:05) The Shaggs — Gimme Dat Ding
(0:25:45) Bob Dylan — Rock Me Mama (Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid outtake, 1973)
(0:28:53) Sturgill Simpson — Turtles All the Way Down
(0:32:00) Fitz and The Tantrums — We Don’t Need Love Songs
(0:35:54) Your DJs Recap Another Fine Set
(0:37:48) Virginia Slims Cigarettes — You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby (Women Won Their Rights)
(0:38:47) The Hollies — Look Through Any Window
(0:41:01) Leroy Williams and Johnny Watson — Can’t Find No Substitute for Love
(0:44:03) Jet Set Sweden — Tico-Tico
(0:45:30) William Clark Green — She Likes The Beatles
(0:49:48) The Lumineers — Flowers in Your Hair
(0:51:36) Your DJs Look Back on Another Fine Set
(0:55:03) Joanna Newsom — Sprout and the Bean
(0:59:33) Lykke Li — Get Some
(1:02:55) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — Ice Cream Truck #3
(1:04:10) The Free Design — Don’t Turn Away
(1:08:06) Ryan Adams — Tired of Giving Up
(1:11:46) Your DJs Tell You About That Fine Set
(1:13:53) Chihiro Yamanaka — Graceful Ghost Rag
(1:17:14) The Vaselines — Son of a Gun
(1:20:58) The Bobby Fuller Four — I Fought the Law
(1:23:15) Sza — Prom
(1:26:31) Your DJs Hope That You Enjoyed This Fine Program
(1:29:09) Nelson Riddle (composers: Frank Loesser, Lawrence Welk, Bob Calame) — Bubbles in the Wine (Theme to The Lawrence Welk Show)

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