Episode #86: We’re Alert, We’re Awake, We’re Aware

August 30, 2014

There’s more Blossom Dearie this week—we really do play her a lot—plus many, many cover tunes (we count at least eight). There’s folk and pop and country and jazz and many duets. So many singing sisters, and singing brothers too! Bob and Ray, Weird Al, and a favorite Jim Henson theme. And even more.

We don’t want to over-hype it but, man, we think you might like this.

(0:00:00) Weird Al Yankovic — Sports Song
(0:02:14) Your DJs Speak
(0:03:02) The Smothers Brothers — My Old Man
(0:06:20) Roy Orbison and Emmylou Harris — That Lovin’ You Feeling Again
(0:10:18) The Haden Triplets — When I Stop Dreaming
(0:13:15) Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros — That’s What’s Up
(0:17:06) Your DJs Speak
(0:21:06) Dion — Sisters of Mercy
(0:24:38) Redbird — Buckets of Rain
(0:28:32) Blossom Dearie — I’m Hip
(0:31:21) Barbara Soul — The Trolley Song
(0:33:41) Your DJs Speak
(0:37:32) Steve Clayton — (Girls Are Imitating) Twiggy
(0:39:24) Holy Folk — Ain’t No Fun
(0:44:24) Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg — Superman
(0:46:31) Daughter — Get Lucky
(0:51:23) Your DJs Speak
(0:55:15) Kate and Anna McGarrigle — As Fast As My Little Feet (live in London, 1987)
(0:59:12) Lesley Gore — You Don’t Own Me
(1:01:59) Claudine Longet — Let’s Spend the Night Together
(1:05:49) Merry Clayton — It’s in His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song)
(1:07:51) Your DJs Speak
(1:12:37) Bob and Ray — Unknown Inventor Nimble Flick
(1:16:21) Bette Midler — Under the Boardwalk
(1:20:38) The Andrews Sisters — Tico-Tico
(1:22:55) Luscious Jackson — Let Yourself Get Down
(1:26:32) Your DJs Speak
(1:30:26) Philip Balsam and Dennis Lee — Theme to Fraggle Rock (long version)

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Episode #85: We Pull for You

August 23, 2014

Almost our entire program is in English this week. We have songs from The Bonzos, summer songs, groupie songs, show tunes, instrumentals, the Wall of Sound, indie darlings, several foreigners, and even some no-kidding chart-busting hits.

And we chat. We always chat. Some people (not us!) might say a few bad words but we’re sure you can handle that.

(0:00:00) The Bonzo Dog Band — Mr. Slater’s Parrot
(0:02:27) Your DJs Speak and Correct
(0:06:17) The GTOs — The Captain’s Fat Theresa Shoes
(0:08:13) Bob B. Soxx and The Blue Jeans — Why Do Lovers Break Each Other’s Hearts
(0:11:01) Van Morrison — Come Running
(0:13:32) Joe Cocker with Leon Russell and The Shelter People — Space Captain (studio single version)
(0:18:03) Your DJs Speak
(0:21:41) Lord Invader — Rum and Coca-Cola
(0:25:55) B. G. feat. Cash Money Millionaires — Bling Bling
(0:31:19) The Beach Boys — Fun, Fun, Fun (backing track)
(0:33:46) Company — Go Go Joseph (from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Original Broadway Cast) (1982))
(0:37:44) Your DJs Speak
(0:44:05) The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities and Towns (Matt Farley) — Camden Isn’t So Bad! It’s Getting Better.
(0:45:33) Bon Jovi — Bad Medicine
(0:50:48) Nancy Sinatra with Ry Cooder — Hook and Ladder
(0:53:59) Dar Williams — Spring Street
(0:58:48) Your DJs Speak
(1:00:54) Jane Siberry — The Life Is the Red Wagon
(1:05:07) David Bowie — Young Americans
(1:10:34) Teddybears feat. Mapei — Cardiac Arrest
(1:13:32) Panda Bear — Ponytail
(1:15:36) Your DJs Speak
(1:20:14) Desi Arnaz — Tico-Tico
(1:23:15) Césaria Évoria — Cumpade Ciznone
(1:26:29) Your DJs Speak
(1:29:36) Nat Hiken — Theme to Car 54, Where Are You?

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Episode #84: We’re Gonna Tell You How It’s Gonna Be

August 16, 2014

A jazz take on “My Fair Lady”. Frankie sings about his daughter—or so he thinks. We have divas and indie pop and regular pop, we have fiddle music, we have jazz, we have bluegrass. We conclude your instruction in hipness, we fight the law, and somewhere in there is a bunny. And much more. Like always.

We’re sure that you’ve never heard some of this before, and that you’ll like it. Would we lie to you, honey?

(0:00:00) Monty Python — Wide World of Novel Writing
(0:02:33) Your DJs Speak
(0:05:22) The Primitives — Crash
(0:07:54) The Go-Go’s — Vacation
(0:10:53) Céline Dion — Je danse dans ma tête
(0:15:05) Air — Playground Love (from The Virgin Suicides (2000))
(0:18:34) Your DJs Speak
(0:21:03) The Youngbloods — Fiddler a Dram
(0:26:16) Syd Matters — Hello Sunshine
(0:29:56) Nickel Creek — The Fox
(0:32:24) Alabama — 40 Hour Week (For a Living)
(0:35:44) Your DJs Speak
(0:38:29) The Crickets — I Fought the Law
(0:40:39) Sheryl Crow with Keith Richards — Not Fade Away (live in NYC)
(0:45:24) Emma Pollock — You’ll Come Around
(0:48:48) Nas feat. will.i.am — Hip Hop Is Dead
(0:52:34) Your DJs Speak
(0:58:04) Shelly Manne and His Friends (André Previn and Leroy Vinnegar) — Ascot Gavotte
(1:00:23) Charlie Parker — All the Things You Are
(1:04:53) Don Swan — Tico-Tico
(1:07:23) Michael Kiwanuka — Tell Me a Tale
(1:11:30) Your DJs Speak
(1:15:03) Del Close and John Brent — Summary (from “How to Speak Hip”)
(1:16:31) Jack Kerouac — San Francisco Scene (The Beat Generation)
(1:19:40) Norah Jones and Dolly Parton — Creepin’ In
(1:22:40) Spoon — You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb
(1:25:50) Pérez “Prez” Prado — Patricia
(1:27:56) Frank Sinatra — Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
(1:30:25) Your DJs Speak
(1:34:14) John Williams — Theme to Lost in Space (Original 1965 version)

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Episode #83: Beep Beep, Bang Bang, Deep Deep

August 9, 2014

This week we have music from the 1880s plus multiple takes on an Irving Berlin song. We also have multiple cover tunes, Puccini, some multi-track wizardry, novelty tunes, and a hipster field trip to Times Square, plus we tell you what to do when people tell you that your music’s too loud. (You can’t just take it.) And more!

It’s always something, and this week, it’s this.

(0:00:00) Emitt Rhodes — Lullabye
(0:01:05) Your DJs Speak
(0:03:06) Emitt Rhodes — Fresh as a Daisy
(0:05:56) Teitur — You Get Me
(0:10:54) Sarah Harmer and Jason Euringer — O, My Beloved Father (O mio babbino caro)
(0:12:56) Zee Avi — Just You and Me
(0:15:52) Your DJs Speak
(0:19:38) Cincinnati's University Singers feat. Joel Imbody, Vera Grujin, Marianne Specht — Ma! Ma! Where’s My Pa?
(0:24:04) Jack Sheldon — I’m a Bill (from Schoolhouse Rock)
(0:27:03) Peter Palmer, Stubby Kaye, Chorus — The Country’s in the Very Best of Hands (from Li’l Abner (Original Broadway Cast))
(0:32:18) The Isley Brothers — Fight the Power (Part 1)
(0:35:39) Your DJs Speak
(0:40:32) The Playmates — Beep Beep
(0:43:02) Joe Cuba — Bang Bang
(0:47:19) Mel Blanc — Money
(0:50:00) Cher — Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
(0:52:44) Your DJs Speak
(0:56:21) Kevin Kline, Phoebe Cates, The Count — How Deep Is Your Bathtub? (from Sesame Street)
(0:58:58) Bee Gees — How Deep Is Your Love?
(1:03:00) Rosemary Clooney — How Deep Is the Ocean?
(1:07:12) Allan Sherman — How Deep Is a Birdbath?
(1:08:32) Your DJs Speak
(1:10:34) Del Close and John Brent — Field Trip No. 3 (from “How to Speak Hip”)
(1:11:51) My Morning Jacket — Leaving on a Jet Plane
(1:16:11) Emmylou Harris — How Will I Ever Be Simple Again?
(1:19:47) Adam Cohen — Take This Waltz
(1:24:34) Your DJs Speak
(1:27:30) Jeff Barry, Nancy Barry — Theme to One Day at a Time

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Episode #82: Are You Ready for Some Music and Fun?

August 2, 2014

R and R's Big Music Show plows on without regard for the rules of conversation. Women, women, women! And a little more. Bluegrass, piano, folk, hip-hop, soul, tico, rollerskating, jazz, pop, and hipsters. One of our all-time favorite songs is in there. Holy cow, we’re telling you, this is what you need in the summertime. Don’t walk away from it, take the time and listen to it. You don’t care what Mama don’t allow, you’re going to listen anyhow.

(0:00:00) David Rudman — Jack’s Big Music Show (Opening)
(0:01:14) Your DJs Speak
(0:03:33) The Stone Poneys with Linda Ronstadt — Sweet Summer Blue and Gold
(0:05:51) The Sea The Sea — Love We Are Love
(0:09:47) Suddenly, Tammy! — River Run
(0:13:33) Birdy — 1901
(0:18:37) Your DJs Speak
(0:22:19) Sara Watkins — Freiderick
(0:25:24) Iggy Azalea — Fuck Love
(0:28:26) Fotheringay — The Way I Feel
(0:33:10) Morphine — In Spite of Me
(0:35:45) Your DJs Speak
(0:40:26) Petula Clark — Si tu prenais le temps
(0:43:26) David Ruffin — Walk Away from Love
(0:48:56) Julia Lee, Benny Carter, Bobby Sherwood, Vic Dickenson, Red Norvo — Mama Don’t Allow It
(0:51:51) Jay-Z feat. Beyoncé — ’03 Bonnie and Clyde
(0:55:16) Your DJs Speak
(0:58:48) Ruth Etting — Whose Honey Are You?
(1:00:43) Nat “King” Cole — In the Good Old Summertime
(1:02:28) The Andrews Sisters — Fugue for Tinhorns (originally from Guys and Dolls)
(1:04:56) Ella Fitzgerald — I’m Putting All My Eggs in One Basket
(1:07:55) Your DJs Speak
(1:12:34) Raymond Scott and Dorothy Collins — Tico-Tico
(1:14:57) Stefan — Holy Cow
(1:17:59) Del Close and John Brent — Field Trip No. 2 (from “How to Speak Hip”)
(1:19:12) The Bay City Rollers — Saturday Night
(1:22:08) Richard Thompson — It Won’t Be Long
(1:24:36) Cub — New York City
(1:27:38) Your DJs Speak
(1:31:38) David Rudman — Jack’s Big Music (Closing)

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Episode #81: It Isn’t in the Nursery, It Isn’t in the Town

July 27, 2014

We have a lot of show tunes this week and also a big dose of The Muppets. Mike Nesmith sings and is mentioned on several occasions. Big artists cover other artists’ big songs. We take a field trip to Greenwich Village, Phoebe Cates sings (even though she doesn’t really need to), there’s a little Christmas music in there, and we present a few more of our favorites.

Your turn. Time to listen.

(0:00:00) David Naughton — I’m a Pepper (I Drink Dr. Pepper, Don’t You See)
(0:00:59) Your DJs Speak and Correct
(0:06:24) Mike Nesmith — Different Drum
(0:09:24) Bobby Womack — Sweet Caroline
(0:12:34) Madonna — Don’t Tell Me
(0:17:13) Gwen Stefani — Hollaback Girl
(0:20:33) Your DJs Do Go On Sometimes, Don’t They?
(0:26:54) The Stone Poneys with Linda Ronstadt — Some of Shelly’s Blues
(0:29:05) Neil Diamond — Mr. Bojangles
(0:34:19) Phoebe Cates — How Do I Let You Know (from Private School (1983))
(0:37:38) Rene Clemente and Christine Langner — Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer (from Cats (Original Broadway Cast))
(0:42:07) Your DJs Speak
(0:46:27) George Wright — With a Little Bit of Luck (from My Fair Lady)
(0:47:56) Sonny Rollins — The Surrey with the Fringe on Top (from Oklahoma!)
(0:54:28) Elaine Stritch — The Ladies Who Lunch (from Company (Original Broadway Cast))
(0:58:55) Bea Arthur — The Man in the Moon Is a Lady (from Bea Arthur on Broadway and also from Mame)
(1:02:15) Your DJs Speak
(1:05:19) Shooby Taylor — Tico-Tico
(1:07:18) The Muppets (Miss Piggy, Scooter, Gonzo, Robin) — Christmas Is Coming
(1:08:58) The Muppets (Robin, introduced by Kermit) — Halfway Down the Stairs
(1:11:25) Sondre Lerche — Mr. Bassman
(1:14:06) Del Close and John Brent — Field Trip No. 1 (from “How to Speak Hip”)
(1:15:39) Tom Waits — Alice
(1:20:07) The Beach Boys — The Letter
(1:21:55) Brenton Wood — Where Were You
(1:23:53) Your DJs Speak
(1:29:59) Mike Post — Theme from The Rockford Files

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Episode #80: What’s Obdurate?

July 19, 2014

This week we have vaudeville and rainbows, Motown and steel bands, Monkees and the Brooklyn Zoo. We have Gilbert and Sullivan (it’s in there), a sad Irish folk song, and some of that soul music. We have The Blues (several of them), a little folk, a little disco, and some space music. There’s an answer song from Carole King, a big big love, and instrumentals that you can’t help but love so don’t even try not liking them because you would fail.

And there’s a little more, but you’re not reading this, are you? You should be listening instead.

(0:00:00) Gus Van and Joe Schenck — Stay Out of the South (from Metro Movietone Revue #1 (1929)}
(0:01:49) Your DJs Speak
(0:04:22) The Youngbloods — It’s a Lovely Day
(0:06:59) Okkervil River — Plus Ones
(0:10:42) Bob Dylan — Full Moon and Empty Arms
(0:14:04) Loreena McKennitt — The Parting Glass
(0:18:47) Your DJs Speak
(0:23:12) Peggy Lee — Sing a Rainbow
(0:25:58) Etta James — A Sunday Kind of Love
(0:29:39) Carole King — Oh, Neil!
(0:31:51) Mary Wells — Two Lovers
(0:34:37) Your DJs Speak
(0:37:59) The Monkees — Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow) (alternate version with Peter’s narration)
(0:40:49) Brenton Wood — Baby You Got It
(0:42:44) Monica Zutterlund — Stick Iväg, Jack (Hit the Road, Jack)
(0:44:31) The Soul Children — Put Your World in My World (Best of Two Worlds)
(0:47:26) Your DJs Speak
(0:49:54) Ferrante and Teicher — Tico-Tico (1955 version)
(0:53:10) The Pixies — Gigantic
(0:57:36) The Muppets (Rowlf and Sam) — Tit Willow
(0:59:35) Ol’ Dirty Bastard — Brooklyn Zoo
(1:03:14) Your DJs Speak
(1:07:21) Tousan (Allen Toussaint) — Java
(1:09:14) David Naughton — Makin’ It
(1:12:24) Del Close and John Brent — Uncool (from “How to Speak Hip”)
(1:13:24) Andy Breckman — So Far, So Good
(1:15:41) Phoenix — 1901
(1:18:54) The Esso Trinidad Steel Band — Apeman
(1:21:19) Leonard Nimoy — Music to Watch Space Girls By
(1:23:39) Your DJs Speak
(1:30:06) Dennis McCarthy — Theme from Star Trek (Polka Version)

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Episode #79: When We Say “Assam”, You Say “Where’s That Soggy Plain?”

July 12, 2014

This week we have movie music AND show tunes AND TV music. All of that! There’s also some funk and hip-hop and folk, a bona-fide hit or two, a theremin interlude, and another lesson in hipness. And once again we proudly present too many versions of the same song, but this time they’re all in different languages, some of which we don’t even speak. Yet.

We think you should listen. We’re asking very nicely this time.

(0:00:00) Bebe Daniels — You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me (from 42nd Street (1933))
(0:02:31) Your DJs Speak
(0:03:31) Bobby Vee — Walkin’ with My Angel
(0:05:48) Vic Damone — On the Street Where You Live (originally from My Fair Lady)
(0:08:29) Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews, Robert Coote — The Rain in Spain (from My Fair Lady (1956 Broadway cast))
(0:11:08) Stubby Kaye, Chorus — Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat (from Guys and Dolls (1951 Broadway cast))
(0:13:19) Your DJs Speak Too Much
(0:19:22) Professor Elemental — Cup of Brown Joy (Tea Bag Remix)
(0:22:32) Beastie Boys — Shake Your Rump
(0:26:10) Elvis Presley — Little Sister
(0:28:42) The Emperors — Karate
(0:31:44) Your DJs Speak
(0:33:52) Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman with Les Baxter — Tzigane (Gypsy)
(0:36:46) Petula Clark — Tiny Bubbles (Dans mon lit)
(0:39:47) 101 Strings — Tico-Tico
(0:45:22) Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes — Up Where We Belong (from An Officer and a Gentleman (1982))
(0:49:13) Your DJs Speak
(0:55:12) Lolita — Seeman (Sailor, Your Home Is the Sea)
(0:58:01) Petula Clark — Sailor
(1:01:19) Petula Clark — Marin (Sailor)
(1:04:04) Ritva Mustonen — Merimies, kotimaasi on meri (Sailor)
(1:06:43) Your DJs Speak
(1:09:20) Del Close and John Brent — Cool (from “How to Speak Hip”)
(1:13:11) The Roches — We
(1:15:43) The Folksmen — Old Joe’s Place (from A Mighty Wind (2003))
(1:17:53) Stevie Wonder — Jungle Fever (from Jungle Fever (1991))
(1:22:50) Your DJs Speak
(1:29:23) The Warner Bros. Orchestra conducted by Carl Brandt (Paul Tanner, theremin) — Theme to My Favorite Martian

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Episode #78: Many Many People, Including Us, Take It for a Game

July 5, 2014

Independence Day and the living is easy. We have temperance music and cover tunes (like always)! Jazz from Charlie Parker and Dexter Gordon and Horace Silver plus a vocal version of “Java” because you never know what you’ll find on the Internet. Tupac and Dre, Prince, the Bonzos, and oh my goodness a great song by Wings (yes, some exist!). We continue our course in hipness, we have our corrections department and some folk music and more, and we even have Astro Boy. We just listened to it and already we want to listen again. We think that you feel the same way. Go ahead, listen.

(0:00:00) Cincinnati’s University Singers feat. Faith Prince — Father’s a Drunkard, and Mother Is Dead
(0:04:09) Your DJs Speak and Revisit Some Old Business
(0:09:21) Pink Martini and The Von Trapps — Hushabye Mountain
(0:12:37) James Vincent McMorrow — If I Had a Boat
(0:16:45) Linda Ronstadt with Ann Savoy — Walk Away Renee
(0:20:10) Donavon Frankenreiter — Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
(0:23:34) Your DJs Speak
(0:26:47) The Carter Family — Single Girl, Married Girl
(0:29:32) Lucinda Williams — Over Time
(0:33:48) Donna Lynn — Java Jones
(0:35:51) Prince and The Revolution — I Would Die 4 U
(0:38:42) Your DJs Speak
(0:44:31) Charlie Parker’s Jazzers — Tico-Tico
(0:47:17) Dexter Gordon — Our Love Is Here to Stay
(0:53:08) Horace Silver — Song for My Father
(1:00:23) Tupac Shakur feat. Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman — California Love (Original Mix)
(1:05:05) Your DJs Speak
(1:08:58) Del Close and John Brent — Put On, Put Down, Come On, Come Down, Bring Down (from “How to Speak Hip”)
(1:15:35) Herbie Hancock — Bring Down the Birds
(1:17:42) The Bonzo Dog Band — Canyons of Your Mind (single version)
(1:20:43) Paul McCartney and Wings — Love Is Strange
(1:25:31) Your DJs Speak
(1:29:16) Donald Rockwell and Tatsuo Takai — Theme to Astro Boy

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Episode #77: Stick with Us and We Won’t Hang You Up

June 28, 2014

Christmas music is good any time and we have some this week. Also some unusual covers, Diana Ross as disco queen, a few more minutes of funk, and even more minutes of Moondog. Movie music, TV music, indie music (what’s that?), accordion music, plus we continue our collective education in hipness (and won’t stop until we’re all fully hip).

We fill 90 minutes of your time but we don’t fill them lightly. We take our responsibility seriously.

(0:00:00) Liona Boyd — Spanish Carol (Riu riu chiu)
(0:02:35) Your DJs Speak
(0:03:49) The Decemberists — I’m Sticking with You
(0:07:25) Iron and Wine — Low Light Buddy of Mine
(0:11:00) Neil Young — Early Morning Rain
(0:15:25) Jake Bugg — Lightning Bolt
(0:17:49) Your DJs Speak
(0:20:34) Sam Palladio, Chaley Rose, Jonathan Jackson — Hennessee (from Nashville)
(0:24:00) G. Love — 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
(0:28:42) The Monkees — Riu riu chiu
(0:30:15) A Fine Frenzy — Christmas Time Is Here
(0:33:10) Your DJs Speak
(0:36:22) Moondog and The London Saxophonic — New Amsterdam
(0:42:45) Akinyele and Sadat X — Loud Hangover (from Funkmaster Flex’s Mix Tape, Vol. 1)
(0:46:59) Monty Python — What Have the Romans Ever Done for Us? (from Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979))
(0:48:49) Diana Ross — Love Hangover
(0:52:37) Your DJs Speak
(0:57:04) Jo Ann Castle — Tico-Tico
(0:59:04) Amy Rigby — Keep It to Yourself
(1:03:23) Shawn Patterson and Sammy Allen — Everything Is Awesome!! (Unplugged) (from The Lego Movie (2014))
(1:04:45) Theme Park — Thrift Shop
(1:08:44) Your DJs Speak
(1:10:14) Printer Clips (Paul Noonan) feat. Martha Wainwright — Mrs. Winchester
(1:13:04) Damien Rice — Delicate
(1:18:13) Del Close and John Brent — The Hang Up (from “How to Speak Hip”)
(1:21:30) Barbra Streisand — Alfie (from Alfie (1965))
(1:24:49) Your DJs Speak
(1:29:11) Fred Steiner — Theme to Perry Mason

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