Episode #176: Other Fancy Stuff

May 21, 2016

There’s a great big beautiful podcast shining at the end of every week. Maybe it’s this one. Thrill to odd covers, pop hits, teen idols, soft drinks, game shows, and more, with Walt Disney’s optimism infusing it all. Please yourselves.

(0:00:00) Rex Allen — The Carousel of Progress, Part 1: Intro
(0:04:02) Your DJs Speak
(0:11:28) Gerry and the Pacemakers — How Do You Do It?
(0:13:22) Pink Martini and Saori Yuki — Puff, the Magic Dragon
(0:17:10) Mary Travers — The Song Is Love
(0:20:09) Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders — Game of Love
(0:22:15) Your DJs Speak
(0:27:45) Bobby Curtola — Things Go Better with Coke (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:28:42) Camera Obscura — Break It to You Gently
(0:32:28) Will Young — Hey Ya! (originally by OutKast)
(0:37:47) The Everly Brothers — Gone, Gone, Gone
(0:39:50) Beyoncé — Sorry
(0:43:40) Your DJs Speak
(0:49:50) Bob and Ray — Matt Neffer, Boy Spotwelder: Matt’s in a State of Upset
(0:53:43) Mad Lads — I Want a Girl
(0:56:27) The Birds — La poupée qui fait non
(1:00:03) Gang Starr — Take Two and Pass
(1:03:19) Your DJs Speak
(1:08:45) Sonny James — Apache
(1:11:33) Wilco — The Jolly Banker
(1:15:25) She and Him — God Only Knows
(1:18:06) Ray LaMontagne — Part One: Homecoming
(1:26:36) Your DJs Finish
(1:31:28) Robert Israel — Theme to The Match Game (1973 version)


Episode #175: We’ll Wear Our Pink Party Hats

May 14, 2016

And we’ll play some Scrabble with the guys, and we’ll listen to some chatter and some music, old and new. Just another brash display of idiosyncrasy in this week’s episode, so like and yet so unlike all the other episodes. Download automatically and listen at your leisure. It’s leisure-time listening.

(0:00:00) The Barrow Poets — The Pheasant Plucker’s Song
(0:03:09) Your DJs Say Hello
(0:10:24) The Monkees — She Makes Me Laugh
(0:13:24) OutKast — SpottieOttieDopaliscious
(0:20:31) The Moody Blues — Your Wildest Dreams
(0:25:22) Beyoncé — All Night
(0:30:43) Your DJs Chat
(0:35:40) Thompson Twins — Coke Is It! (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:36:43) Christopher and Michael — Wir sind am Ende (Eve of Destruction)
(0:39:59) Sondre Lerche — Pioneer
(0:42:23) Robert Plant and Alison Krauss — Gone, Gone, Gone
(0:45:55) Ellen McIlwaine — Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven (But Nobody Wants to Die)
(0:48:21) Your DJs Continue
(0:54:04) Bob and Ray — Matt Neffer, Boy Spotwelder: Matt’s First Editions
(0:57:22) Badly Drawn Boy — The Shining
(1:03:00) Jewels and Binoculars — Visions of Johanna
(1:08:01) Bud Powell — Comin’ Up (alternate take)
(1:13:28) Your DJs Speak
(1:19:13) Phil Leeds — Would You Believe It?
(1:21:11) Connie Francis — My Yiddishe Momme
(1:25:22) Kenneth Nelson, Rita Gardner — Soon It’s Gonna Rain (from The Fantasticks (1960))
(1:29:59) Thompson Twins — Lies
(1:33:11) Your DJs Finish Up
(1:37:22) Paul Leonard-Morgan — Theme to Limitless


Episode #174: A Cookie with Marshmallow on It

May 7, 2016

We start this week with a little tribute to Mr. Prince and then move onto unusual covers, forgotten hits, remembered hits, current hits, beat poetry, the songs of our youth and yours, and more like that, plus a little chit-chat. It might be raining out there but we’re warm and dry in here. Come along.

(0:00:00) Bruce Springsteen — Purple Rain (Live in Brooklyn 2016-04-23)
(0:06:09) Your DJs Arrive
(0:11:18) Sheila E. — The Glamorous Life (single version)
(0:15:01) Cyndi Lauper — When You Were Mine
(0:20:00) Wiener Sängerknaben — Nothing Compares to You
(0:24:07) Prince and The Revolution — Let’s Go Crazy
(0:28:47) Your DJs Discuss
(0:32:45) Kool and The Gang — Coke Radio (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:33:45) Sandy Posey — Single Girl
(0:36:16) Beyoncé — Daddy Lessons
(0:41:19) Carole King — Raspberry Jam
(0:45:53) Taylor Swift — I Know Places
(0:49:08) Your DJs Speak
(0:52:39) Bob and Ray — Matt Neffer, Boy Spotwelder: Mysterious Phone Calls and Letters
(0:56:17) The Zombies — Kind of Girl
(0:58:24) Eartha Kitt — Hurdy Gurdy Man
(1:00:59) Rod McKuen — No Postcards, Please
(1:05:03) Your DJs Speak Again
(1:08:14) John Prine — How Lucky
(1:11:51) Eels — Fresh Blood
(1:16:37) Bobby Goldsboro — Little Things
(1:19:02) Kurtis Blow — The Breaks, Part 1
(1:23:10) Eartha Kitt — Wear Your Love Like Heaven
(1:26:16) Stevie Nicks — Stand Back
(1:31:04) Your DJs Conclude
(1:36:41) Earle Hagen — Theme to The Mod Squad


Episode #173: Why Is Each New Task a Trifle to Do?

April 30, 2016

Because we are living a life full of YOU, dear listeners, all two score of you. Thrill to songs as old as 1929 and songs as new as, wow, looks like 2016. That’s present-day! But don’t worry, it’s still mostly old stuff. Folkies, hippies, jazz and country legends, hippity-hoppers, foreign bands, crooners, covers, divas, sisters, guitarists, comedians, and probably more. Listing them is less fun than listening to them. So listen, please.

(0:00:00) The String-A-Longs — Wheels
(0:01:55) Your DJs Speak
(0:06:48) Gordon Lightfoot — Changes
(0:09:18) Super Furry Animals — Hello Sunshine
(0:12:07) Rolf Harris — Sun Arise
(0:14:31) Travis — Driftwood
(0:18:05) Your DJs Speak to You
(0:21:58) Bill Backer, Billy Davis, Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway (composers) — I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:22:59) Donovan — Season of the Witch
(0:27:53) Gomez — Shitbag 9/Bring Your Lovin’ Back Here
(0:32:18) Cliff Edwards (Ukulele Ike) and The Brox Sisters — Singin’ in the Rain (from The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929))
(0:38:16) Ella Fitzgerald — Don’t Fence Me In
(0:41:35) Your DJs Speak
(0:47:08) Lou Jacobi — When You’re in Love the Whole World Is Jewish
(0:49:25) Canned Heat — Let’s Work Together
(0:52:13) Johnny Cash feat. Tom Petty — I Won’t Back Down
(0:54:20) Ryan Adams — Wildest Dreams
(0:59:38) Your DJs Speak
(1:03:39) Thelonious Monk — Well You Needn’t (1947 version)
(1:06:37) Rihanna — Close to You
(1:10:45) Bob and Ray — Matt Neffer, Boy Spotwelder: Matt Reports to New Job
(1:13:46) Run the Jewels — All My Life
(1:16:55) Peter Sellers — Unchained Melody
(1:19:46) Frank Sinatra — Something Wonderful Happens in the Summer
(1:22:59) Bob Dylan — Come Rain or Come Shine
(1:25:37) The Black Keys — I’m Not the One
(1:29:27) Your DJs Finish
(1:37:21) John Seely — Theme to The Donna Reed Show


Episode #172: Come and Roll Your Sleeves Up

April 23, 2016

We chose this music with you in mind! No, we didn’t. We were our usual self-indulgent selves. This week that gets you great guitar work, Disney, some Cool Kids, folkies, many legends, soul, Coke, Bob and Ray, a foreign language or two, and more, plus a TV theme familiar to everyone over 50. Very old and very new. You’ll see. It’s your turn. Step to the front of the line.

(0:00:00) Amy Adams — Happy Working Song (from Enchanted (2007))
(0:02:08) Your DJs Arrive
(0:05:36) Donovan — There Is a Mountain (live in Anaheim, 1967)
(0:08:42) Ray LaMontagne — Part One: Hey, No Pressure
(0:15:17) Gary Lucas — Guerrillas in the Midst
(0:20:59) Delays — No Ending
(0:25:41) Your DJs Speak
(0:31:32) Alabama — Coke Is It! (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:32:33) Frank Sinatra — Finale: Before the Music Ends (from Trilogy, Part 3: The Future)
(0:42:27) Frank Westerberg — Even Here We Are
(0:44:37) The Puppini Sisters — Tico-Tico
(0:47:03) The Soul Children — The Sweeter He Is (Part 1)
(0:50:00) Your DJs Chat
(0:55:44) Bob and Ray — Matt Neffer, Boy Spotwelder: Between Jobs
(0:58:58) Taylor Swift — You Are in Love
(1:03:23) The Roches — Big Nuthin’
(1:08:04) The Cool Kids — A Little Bit Cooler
(1:10:56) Your DJs Interact
(1:15:05) Petula Clark — Un jeune homme bien (A Well-Respected Man)
(1:17:33) Dusty Springfield — I Can’t Make It Alone
(1:21:27) Carole King — Child of Mine
(1:25:28) Cher — Catch the Wind
(1:27:43) Your DJs Finish Up
(1:30:16) Les Baxter — Theme to Lassie (1957-1964 version)


Episode #171: Acting So Fidgety

April 17, 2016

This week’s episode is a little late and a little long but as cheap as ever. We have a whole set of tracks produced by George Martin plus enough covers to paper the wall. A little show tune here, a little TV music there, more of the future from Frankie and Gordon, a little reassurance from Kendrick, British dialects, at least one language that isn’t English, and more, but that’s enough talking for now. We humbly solicit your downloads. Off you go now.

(0:00:00) Joy Nichols, Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley — Little Red Monkey
(0:02:30) Your DJs Talk
(0:12:21) Dick James with Stephen James and His Chorus and Ron Goodwin's Orchestra — Robin Hood
(0:14:50) Ron Goodwin and His Concert Orchestra — Elizabethan Serenade (Where the Gentle Avon Flows)
(0:17:40) Flanders and Swann — Madeira M'Dear
(0:20:38) The Fourmost — Hello Little Girl
(0:22:28) Peter Sellers — Yes It Is
(0:23:50) Tommy Original Broadway Cast — Pinball Wizard
(0:27:37) Your DJs Back-Announce
(0:34:43) Stanley Holloway, Gordon Dilworth — With a Little Bit of Luck (from the Original Broadway Cast recording of My Fair Lady (1956))
(0:38:49) Kym Marsh, Rachel Leskovac — He’s My Man
(0:43:57) Ronnie Bird — Elle m’attend (The Last Time)
(0:46:41) Franz Ferdinand — Call Me
(0:50:06) Your DJs Chat
(0:57:31) Richie Havens — Coke Is It! (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:58:33) Frank Sinatra (Gordon Jenkins: composer and arranger; Loulie Jean Norman: soprano solo; Beverly Jenkins: alto solo) — The Future (Conclusion): Song Without Words (from Trilogy Part 3, The Future)
(1:04:34) Kendrick Lamar — Alright
(1:08:35) The Andrew Oldham Orchestra — The Last Time
(1:12:22) Ace Frehley — New York Groove
(1:15:21) Your DJs Speak
(1:22:31) Todd Rundgren — A Long Time, a Long Way to Go
(1:24:45) Laura Marling — Sorry
(1:26:48) Crash Vegas — Pocahontas
(1:30:39) Jasmine Thompson — Everybody Hurts
(1:33:24) Your DJs Conclude
(1:40:31) David Kahn Melvyn, Leonard Mort Green — The Toy Parade (Theme to Leave It to Beaver)


Episode #170: The Podcast That Says No, Over and Over and Over Again

April 9, 2016

This week: too many versions of the same pop song! You ask, what else is new? We answer: covers, Coke, Bob and Ray, Sinatra by Jenkins, hip-hop, some of that folk and pop music, plus a little TV music. You ask again, what else is actually NEW? Well, there are no show tunes this week, how about that? Wait, no, that’s a lie, there is at least one. Damn. That’s what we mean, it’s a damn fine show. We hope you’ll listen. If you’re reading this, maybe you’re already planning to listen. Go right ahead.

(0:00:00) Michel Polnareff — La poupée qui fait non
(0:03:12) Your DJs Arrive to Explain
(0:05:50) Michel Polnareff — Meine Puppe sagt non (La poupée qui fait non)
(0:09:00) Maria Dolores — La muñeca que hace no (La poupée qui fait non)
(0:12:08) Kameleoni — Una bambolina che fa no (La poupée qui fait non)
(0:15:10) Scott McKenzie — No, No, No, No, No (La poupée qui fait non)
(0:18:00) Jimi Hendrix —  La poupée qui fait non (Instrumental)
(0:21:42) Your DJs Justify
(0:28:09) Aretha Franklin — Coke Is It! (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:29:10) Frank Sinatra (Gordon Jenkins, composer and arranger) — The Future: I’ve Been There! (from Trilogy Part 3, The Future)
(0:32:43) Python Lee Jackson feat. Rod Stewart — In a Broken Dream
(0:36:49) The Andrew Oldham Orchestra — Tell Me
(0:40:47) Bettye Lavette — Complicated
(0:44:28) Your DJs Speak
(0:47:33) Bob and Ray — Slow Talkers of America
(0:51:38) The Temptations — Little Green Apples
(0:55:21) The Four Lads with Ray Ellis and His Orchestra — Standing on the Corner
(0:58:13) Haim — Go Slow (Demo)
(1:00:57) Your DJs Speak Again
(1:04:36) Cristina — Is That All There Is?
(1:10:19) Ghostface Killah feat. Raekwon — Kilo
(1:14:51) Kate and Anna McGarrigle — Come a Long Way
(1:17:10) Tom Rush — Merrimac County
(1:20:01) Camera Obscura — Super Trouper
(1:23:41) Ryan Adams — Bad Blood
(1:27:33) Your DJs Finish Up
(1:35:41) Robert Israel — Theme to Family Feud


Episode #169: Your Special Island

April 2, 2016

It’s the big Listener Birthday Bash! Not really, but we do mention a couple of you and we strive to give you all your money’s worth. We have a little Phife Dawg tribute plus other music by and about people who aren’t with us any more. Some movie music and some classic pop and a cover or two and a few little short things, but more than enough to fill an hour and a half. We hope we’ve talked you into it. Please listen.

(0:00:00) Ennio Morricone — Theme to Giù la Testa (Duck You Sucker) (1971)
(0:04:14) Your DJs Arrive
(0:13:39) Todd Rundgren — Drive
(0:19:05) Debbie Harry — French Kissin’ in the USA
(0:23:12) The Civil Wars — I Want You Back
(0:26:25) Aaron Neville — One Fine Day
(0:29:49) Your DJs Talk
(0:38:18) Natalie Cole — Coke Is It! (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:39:20) Frank Sinatra (Gordon Jenkins, composer and arranger; Beverly Jenkins, alto solo) — The Future (Part 1) (from Trilogy Part 3, The Future)
(0:43:27) Rihanna feat. Drake — Work
(0:47:30) Shakira — Try Everything (from Zootopia (2016))
(0:50:45) Perry Como — Bali Ha’i
(0:54:18) Your DJs Talk Some More
(1:02:37) A Tribe Called Quest — Can I Kick It?
(1:07:04) A Tribe Called Quest — I Left My Wallet in El Segundo
(1:11:10) A Tribe Called Quest — Clap Your Hands
(1:14:26) A Tribe Called Quest — Check the Rhime
(1:18:04) Your DJs Talk Again
(1:21:05) Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward — Winnie the Pooh (Theme to Winnie the Pooh (2011))
(1:23:34) Guided by Voices — Game of Pricks
(1:25:08) The Kinks — Too Much on My Mind
(1:27:34) Beastie Boys — Funky Boss
(1:29:10) Your DJs Finally Leave
(1:33:56) Bill Lynch (Joey Carbone, composer) — This Is the Theme to Garry’s Show (Theme to It’s Garry Shandling’s Show)


Episode #168: Mr. Trouble Never Hangs Around but We Hope You Will

March 26, 2016

This week we have songs from both our early childhoods, plus covers, music used in TV shows, kid stuff, Coke stuff, very old and very new stuff. There’s also more from Frankie and Gordo because we’re not done with that yet. Gaze, with your young eyes, at the playlist below. Or, better, trust us that you’ll enjoy it and don’t even bother looking at the list. We always tell you what we played anyway. Count on it.

(0:00:00) Eddy Arnold — Bouquet of Roses
(0:02:23) Your DJs Arrive
(0:05:28) Guido Nielsen with Louis Chauvin — Heliotrope Bouquet (A Slow Rag)
(0:09:48) Correatown — Christmas Time Is Here
(0:12:10) The Carter Family — Keep on the Sunny Side
(0:15:00) Sam Palladio and Clare Bowen — When the Right One Comes Along (from Nashville)
(0:18:45) Your DJs Describe
(0:22:43) Donna Summer — Coke Is It! (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:23:45) Frank Sinatra — World War None! (from Trilogy Part 3: The Future)
(0:28:16) Foxes — Hold On, We're Going Home/The Monster (Originally by Drake feat. Majid Jordan/Eminem feat. Rihanna)
(0:31:34) Jake Shimabukuro — I Will
(0:34:06) Ray LaMontagne — Part Two: In My Own Way
(0:40:43) Your DJs Continue
(0:44:03) Baby Gramps — Big Rock Candy Mountain
(0:49:06) Ryan Adams — I Wish You Would
(0:52:47) Elizabeth Mitchell — Goodnight Irene
(0:55:37) Tom Waits — Whistlin’ Past the Graveyard
(0:58:52) Your DJs Discuss
(1:02:06) Massive Attack — Teardrop
(1:07:34) Best Coast — California Nights
(1:13:03) Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass — The Work Song
(1:15:14) Gary Lewis and The Playboys — Everybody Loves a Clown
(1:17:38) Warren Brown and Adam Goddard — Big Block Singsong: Eat
(1:19:37) Frank Gallop — The Ballad of Irving
(1:23:04) Ernie and His Rubber Duckie — Rubber Duckie (disco version)
(1:27:24) Your DJs Conclude
(1:32:13) Phillip Scheib, Marshall Barer — Theme to Mighty Mouse Playhouse


Episode #167: We Got Some Troubles but They Won’t Last

March 19, 2016

If we said this episode was long and goofy, would that make you more likely to listen? Probably not, so we won’t say that. It does have a nice set of women’s voices, a show tune or two, the first part of another big Gordon Jenkins suite, plus a lot more, and three different languages. It’s a fine way to spend 100 minutes even if you don’t speak any of the languages. Because, brothers and sisters, music and chat are universal languages. Please listen.

(0:00:00) Goose Creek Symphony — (Oh Lord Won’t You Buy Me A) Mercedes-Benz
(0:03:15) Your DJs Say Hello
(0:07:01) Zooey Deschanel — Sugar Town (from (500) Days of Summer (2009))
(0:09:30) Patti Page — Little Green Apples
(0:12:33) Nina Simone — Ne me quitte pas
(0:16:08) Billie Holiday — I Wished on the Moon
(0:22:51) Your DJs Interject
(0:31:10) Irene Cara — Coke Is It! (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:32:13) Frank Sinatra (composer and arranger: Gordon Jenkins; soprano solo: Diana Lee; narration: Jerry Whitman) — What Time Does the Next Miracle Leave? (from Trilogy Part 3: The Future)
(0:42:47) De La Soul — The Future
(0:46:46) George Formby — With My Little Ukulele in My Hand
(0:49:50) Billy Bragg and The Blokes — Must I Paint You a Picture
(0:55:04) Your DJs Speak
(0:59:30) Mylène Farmer — Libertine
(1:03:15) Ray LaMontagne — Part One: The Charming Man
(1:07:44) John Gorka — I’m from New Jersey
(1:10:48) Bruce Springsteen — Gypsy Woman
(1:14:22) Your DJs Discuss
(1:19:35) Jerry Orbach, William Larsen, Hugh Thomas — It Depends on What You Pay (from The Fantasticks, Original Broadway Cast (1960))
(1:23:54) Squeeze — The Knack
(1:28:25) Johnny Cash — Wer kennt den Weg (I Walk the Line)
(1:30:25) Kendrick Lamar feat. Bilal, Anna Wise, Thundercat, Terrace Martin — untitled 03 | 05.28.2013.
(1:32:59) Your DJs Finally Wrap Up
(1:39:44) Paul Frees (Gerald Fried, composer) — Opening and Closing Themes to Mr. Terrific