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


Episode #166: Veal Cutlets and Shiny Steel Ingots

March 12, 2016

This week we have weepy women, confident rappers, Coke, disco, comedy, brass, and folk. We have a rare Beatles track, a rare TV theme, and more chat than usual because one or more of us talks too much. But it’s still good! We liked it. We’re not even asking for your money like some other shows are doing at this time of year. Please download and listen. And come back again sometime.

(0:00:00) The Beatles — Cry for a Shadow
(0:02:23) Your DJs Say Hello
(0:08:22) Buddy Hackett — Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
(0:11:01) Albert King — Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’
(0:14:01) Tony Clifton — I Will Survive
(0:15:51) Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks — Forever 28
(0:19:24) Your DJs Speak
(0:24:00) Pat Benatar — Coke Is It! (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:25:02) Patty Griffin — No Bad News
(0:29:05) The Weepies — Simple Life
(0:33:06) Sara Watkins — Lock and Key
(0:36:47) Robert Plant and Alison Krauss — Trampled Rose
(0:42:20) Your DJs Discuss
(0:52:57) Anaïs Mitchell — Why We Build the Wall
(0:56:30) Irene Cara — Hot Lunch Jam
(1:00:45) Bob and Ray — Squad Car 119: Chocolate Dinner Mints
(1:04:44) Kendrick Lamar feat. Cee-Lo Green — untitled 06 | 06.30.2014.
(1:08:12) Your DJs Chat
(1:12:13) Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass — Bittersweet Samba
(1:13:55) Robbie Williams feat. Kelly Clarkson — Little Green Apples
(1:17:10) Five Blind Boys of Alabama — Dimming of the Day
(1:20:42) Super Cat feat. Jadakiss — The Don of Dons (Put De Ting Pon Dem)
(1:24:53) Carol Burnett and Harvey Korman — “It Tastes Fishy!”
(1:26:04) Snoop Doggy Dogg — Bathtub
(1:27:55) Your DJs Finally Finish
(1:38:21) Debbie Reynolds (Jack Marshall and Tony Romeo, composers) — Opening and Closing Themes to The Debbie Reynolds Show


Episode #165: Somebody Bet on the Bay. Not Us!

March 5, 2016

We give it to you straight: songs about miners, apples, love, horses, jungles, and money. Guitar music, a cappella music (how do you spell that, anyway?), bluegrass, ballads, movie music, TV music, and That Girl, you know the one. A ragtag collection of music and chat made up on the spot. Submitted for your approval, which we crave. Please download and listen.

(0:00:00) The Swingle Singers — Mozart: “Rondo alla turca” from Piano Sonata No. 11 in A, K. 331
(0:02:06) Your DJs Appear
(0:08:29) Jimmy Dean — Big Bad John
(0:11:30) Roger Miller — Little Green Apples
(0:14:05) Leo Kottke — Pamela Brown
(0:18:08) Chris Isaak — Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing
(0:21:03) Your DJs Speak
(0:25:53) George Benson — Coke Is It! (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:26:54) Jenny O. — Well OK, Honey
(0:29:44) Taylor Swift — New Romantics
(0:33:57) Mary Hopkin — Young Love
(0:36:08) Cat Power — Living Proof
(0:39:18) Your DJs Speak
(0:43:39) Robbie Fulks — When I See an Elephant Fly (originally from Dumbo)
(0:46:44) The Walkmen — Little House of Savages
(0:49:51) Carole King — No Easy Way Down
(0:54:23) A$AP Rocky feat. Rod Stewart, Miguel, Mark Ronson — Everyday
(0:58:42) Your DJs Speak
(1:03:32) Douglas Jimerson — Camptown Races
(1:06:00) Simon and Garfunkel — Slip Slidin’ Away
(1:11:05) Linda Ronstadt — How Do I Make You
(1:13:26) The Jayhawks — Stranded in the Jungle
(1:16:14) Pearl Bailey — Five Pound Box of Money
(1:18:48) Jackie Wilson — I’ll Be Satisfied
(1:20:54) Don Rondo — Two Different Worlds
(1:23:55) Harvey Scales — What’s Good for You (Don’t Have to Be Good to You)
(1:26:18) Your DJs Discuss and Depart
(1:32:37) Sam Denoff and Earle Hagen (composers) — Theme to That Girl (vocal version)


Episode #164: Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, the Movie-Music Program!

February 27, 2016

Once a year we stressfully craft a program of music that appeared in movies, somewhere, sometime. Perhaps. Usually. We exaggerate to clarify. But it’s all stuff we like and we’re gambling that you’ll like it too. You don’t even need to look at the playlist. Just listen. Your time is ours to fill. Signed, your pals, R and R.

(0:00:00) MGM Studio Orchestra — Overture from That’s Entertainment (1974)
(0:03:13) Your DJs Talk
(0:07:45) Nicholas Hopper with The Chamber Orchestra of London and RSVP Voices — In Noctem (from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009))
(0:09:44) Yann Tiersen — Les jours tristes (from Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain (2001))
(0:12:45) -M- (Mathieu Chedid) and Patrice Renson — Emile et Raoul (from Un Monstre à Paris (2011))
(0:14:44) Uma Thurman — A Few Words from the Bride (from Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004))
(0:15:27) Ennio Morricone — A Silhouette of Doom (from Navajo Joe (1966) and also from Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004))
(0:18:21) Your DJs Complain
(0:23:27) Gene Wilder — Pure Imagination (from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971))
(0:27:48) Barbra Streisand — Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born (1976))
(0:30:53) Peter Sellers — “The Fox Will Not Fail” (from After the Fox (1966))
(0:31:05) Burt Bacharach — Gold, Gold, Who’s Got the Gold? (from After the Fox (1966))
(0:33:18) Dolly Parton — 9 to 5 (from 9 to 5 (1980))
(0:36:18) Your DJs Talk Some More
(0:41:52) Gary Lucas — The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (originally from The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962))
(0:44:00) The Band with Bob Dylan — I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) (from The Last Waltz (1978))
(0:47:57) Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Buddy Ebsen, Bert Lahr — We’re Off to See the Wizard (quartet, scene 2027, takes 1-7) (from The Wizard of Oz (1939))
(0:51:09) Dr. Dre — Keep Their Heads Ringin’ (from Friday (1995))
(0:55:14) Your DJs Converse
(1:01:15) Marni Nixon, Yvonne Othon, Suzie Kaye, Joanne Miya, Natalie Wood — I Feel Pretty (from West Side Story (1961))
(1:04:50) Los Lobos — La Bamba (from La Bamba (1987))
(1:07:38) The Folksmen, Mitch and Mickey, The New Main Street Singers — A Mighty Wind (from A Mighty Wind (2003))
(1:09:52) Scotty — Draw Your Brakes (from The Harder They Come (1972))
(1:12:48) Your DJs Continue
(1:17:17) Bill Frisell with Petra Haden — The Shadow of Your Smile (Love Theme from The Sandpiper) (originally from The Sandpiper (1965))
(1:22:26) Billy Idol — Cradle of Love (from The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990))
(1:27:25) Maurice Chevalier — You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me (from The Big Pond (1930))
(1:30:00) Jonny Greenwood — There Will Be Blood (from There Will Be Blood (2007))
(1:32:05) Your DJs Send You Away
(1:38:29) Common and John Legend — Glory (from Selma (2014))