Episode #124: The Wiggles Project

May 23, 2015

This week we start with a light-hearted mechanical instrumental, ease into a set of cover tunes, speak with a special guest, and that’s just the beginning. So much stuff. Some of it’s pretty good. Obscure blasts from the past, hip-hop from the living and from the dead, acoustic fun, jazz, Bob and Ray, Christmas music, another answer-song pair, the inner mind, and the outer limits. Maybe a little more. You will be pleased, and we will be honored, if you download and listen to this episode.

(0:00:00) Leroy Anderson — The Typewriter
(0:01:36) Your DJs Speak
(0:03:02) Mary McCaslin — Pinball Wizard
(0:06:28) Ed Sheeran — Atlantic City (originally by Bruce Springsteen)
(0:09:43) Scala and Kolacny Brothers — With or Without You
(0:14:15) The Langley Schools Music Project — Rhiannon
(0:18:07) Your DJs, and a Special Guest, Speak
(0:21:40) The Easybeats — Sitting Here Thirsty in My Lonely Room (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:22:38) Mashmakhan — As the Years Go By
(0:25:40) René Berger, Marco Molinetti — Alle Jahre Wieder
(0:28:38) Emmylou Harris with Gram Parsons — Love Hurts
(0:32:18) 2Pac — Changes
(0:36:47) Your DJs Speak
(0:43:31) Jerry Garcia and David Grisman — Teddy Bears' Picnic
(0:47:58) Dr. John feat. Ledisi and The McRary Sisters — Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen
(0:52:35) Thomas Waller with Morris’s Hot Babies (Fats Waller) — The Digah’s Stomp
(0:55:32) Cannonball Adderley — I’ve Told Ev’ry Little Star
(0:59:10) Your DJs Speak
(1:04:02) Bob and Ray — Wally Ballou Interviews a NYC Visitor
(1:07:39) Jim Croce — You Don’t Mess Around with Jim
(1:10:58) The Incredible String Band — Maybe Someday
(1:13:16) Action Bronson — Galactic Love
(1:15:44) Elvis Presley — Are You Lonesome Tonight?
(1:18:51) Dodie Stevens — Yes I’m Lonesome Tonight
(1:22:24) Your DJs Conclude
(1:30:27) Dominic Frontiere — The Outer Limits: Control Voice Introduction and Main Title Theme


Episode #123: Think of Siamese Twins. Now Think of Something Else.

May 16, 2015

This week one of our TV shows is ending and we mention that. We play a whole set of Cole Porter songs because he was a very clever man. There are folky things and jokey things, the angelic voices of British children, cover tunes, a request, and music by a successful young American singer who has a great life. We mention our favorite soft drink, we play another “answer” song, and we play even a little more than that. 90 enjoyable minutes of our lives, preserved in amber. Please honor our amber with your downloads.

(0:00:00) Aceyalone and RJD2 — A Beautiful Mine (Theme from Mad Men)
(0:05:29) Your DJs Speak
(0:10:00) Peggy Lee and Benny Goodman — Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall in Love)
(0:12:15) Ella Fitzgerald — In the Still of the Night
(0:14:54) Ann Miller, Tommy Rall — Always True to You in My Fashion (from the MGM movie Kiss Me Kate (1953))
(0:17:39) Blossom Dearie — Give Him the Ooh-La-La
(0:20:16) Your DJs Speak
(0:26:12) Sam Phillips — (I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone
(0:30:58) Wilco — Outta Mind (Outta Sight)
(0:34:43) Uncle Mac — All Things Bright and Beautiful
(0:37:28) Drake — You and the 6
(0:41:53) Your DJs Speak
(0:44:54) Patty Griffin — Mad Mission
(0:47:34) Jackson C. Frank — Milk and Honey
(0:51:11) Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash — Girl from the North Country
(0:54:52) Nada Surf — If You Leave
(0:59:43) Your DJs Speak
(1:02:38) The Moody Blues — I’ll Take You for a Ride in My Pleasure Machine (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:03:38) Bob and Ray — The McBeeBee Twins Conduct the Irene Cleming Getchal Orchestra
(1:06:55) Sade — The Sweetest Taboo
(1:12:02) Mel Tormé — Happy Together
(1:14:33) Taylor Swift — 22
(1:18:21) Smokey Robinson and The Miracles — Shop Around
(1:21:09) Debbie Dean — Don’t Let Him Shop Around
(1:23:48) Your DJs Conclude
(1:30:32) William Lava, Irving Taylor — Theme to F Troop


Episode #122: Keep Away from Bootleg Hooch

May 9, 2015

This week we have game music, children’s music, TV music, and a little more. Okay, a lot more. No movie music or show tunes because we forgot. But you’ll hear piano jazz and covers and accordions and pianos. You’ll hear a familiar instrumental or two, plus guitar and pop and soul, Mel Tormé, Bob and Ray, at least two different languages, and some artists we’ve never played before.

If that doesn’t make you want to download it, then we give up. Really, we just give up. What more could you need?

(0:00:00) Aubrey Hodges — DragonVale Official Theme
(0:01:21) Your DJs Speak
(0:05:30) Vince Guaraldi — The Charlie Brown Suite: Peppermint Patty
(0:11:21) Kutiman — Chaser
(0:15:12) Mel Tormé — Strangers in the Night
(0:17:54) Bettye Swann — Don’t Take My Mind
(0:20:25) Your DJs Speak
(0:25:38) Sam Phillips — Same Changes
(0:30:22) Ellie Goulding — Mirrors (originally by Justin Timberlake)
(0:35:20) John Renbourn — Sugar Babe
(0:39:50) The Lemonheads — Frank Mills
(0:41:32) Your DJs Speak
(0:44:59) Neil Diamond — Girl, You Know That I Love You (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:46:00) Acker Bilk — Stranger on the Shore
(0:48:55) Yves Montand — C’est si bon (Live)
(0:52:03) Bob and Ray — The Gathering Dusk: Edna Contracts Yellow Fever
(0:55:34) Alabama Shakes — Don’t Wanna Fight
(0:59:26) Your DJs Speak
(1:02:30) Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell — Ooh, the Simple Things (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:03:28) The Bonzo Dog Band — Button Up Your Overcoat
(1:06:19) Sharon, Lois and Bram — Precious Friends/Skinnamarink
(1:09:55) Gorni Kramer Quartet — La mer
(1:14:13) Nina Simone — I Think It’s Going to Rain Today
(1:17:41) Édith Piaf — Le vieux piano
(1:20:54) Gang Starr — The Place Where We Dwell
(1:23:23) Your DJs Conclude
(1:31:27) “Buffalo” Bob Smith and Children — Theme to Howdy Doody


Episode #121: A Five-Letter Word for South American Anteater

May 3, 2015

We stumble into May with music, some of which you might not have heard before: eerie children’s music, movie and TV music, covers, sad acoustic music, Duke, and Wu-Tang. Plus music from Nashville, Coca-Freaking-Cola, Bob and Ray, some guy from New Jersey, guitars and soul and hip-hop. And of course more. It’s a lot to take in, but we’ve brought it to your door so you only have to carry it inside and it’s yours. Please download it and join our happy little crew of merry-makers.

(0:00:00) Frank Chacksfield and His Orchestra — Little Red Monkey
(0:02:17) Your DJs Speak
(0:10:25) Kirsty MacColl — In These Shoes?
(0:14:04) Prince and The Revolution — Under the Cherry Moon
(0:17:02) The Mariachi Brass feat. Chet Baker — Tequila
(0:19:09) The MGs — Jamaica, This Morning
(0:22:15) Your DJs Speak
(0:28:58) Duke Ellington — The Mooche (1928 version)
(0:32:31) Wu-Tang Clan — C.R.E.A.M.
(0:36:57) Martha Wainwright — Dans le silence (from Trauma)
(0:40:18) The Charmels — As Long As I’ve Got You
(0:42:57) Your DJs Speak Again
(0:48:52) Vanilla Fudge — 20,000 Eyes Upon You (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:49:53) Mary McCaslin — My World Is Empty Without You Babe
(0:53:10) Josh Ritter — Wait for Love
(0:56:53) Sam Palladio and Clare Bowen — Fade Into You (from Nashville)
(1:00:32) Snow Patrol — Chasing Cars (Live Acoustic Version)
(1:05:02) Your DJs Speak
(1:12:22) Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart — Wake Up, Girl, Stop and Look Around (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:13:23) Bob and Ray — The Gathering Dusk: Squirrels in the Attic
(1:16:48) Frank Sinatra — The Sea Song
(1:20:13) The Shadows — Riders in the Sky
(1:23:51) Big Boi feat. Kid Cudi — She Hates Me
(1:27:41) Your DJs Conclude
(1:33:19) Gerald Fried, Sherwood Schwartz — Theme to It’s About Time (second version)


Episode #120: Each Day We Have a Party, Because What Else Is There?

April 25, 2015

The 1960s are over-represented this week but that’s a feature, not a bug. You’ll also hear a great cartoon soundtrack song, TV music, and music for children, some of it not even tiresome. Country music, pop, soul, French pop (that warrants its own category), Coke commercials, brass, hip-hop, and some ultra-cool lounge music. Plus another “answer song” and its predecessor. We do what we can, subject to resource constraints and local regulations. Download and listen. We mildly exhort you.

(0:00:00) Wade Hemsworth with Kate and Anna McGarrigle — The Blackfly Song (from Blackfly (1991))
(0:04:23) Your DJs Speak
(0:08:31) Connie Britton and Laura Benanti — Gasoline and Matches (from Nashville)
(0:11:20) Solomon Burke — Everybody Needs Somebody to Love
(0:14:03) The Standells — Dirty Water
(0:16:49) Vanity Fare — Hitchin’ a Ride
(0:19:45) Your DJs Speak
(0:22:34) The American Breed — The Sun Is Shining Down on This Old Blanket (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:23:34) Peggy Lee — Is That All There Is?
(0:27:54) Pink Martini and Saori Yuki — Is That All There Is?
(0:32:27) Gorni Kramer Quartet — Tico-Tico
(0:34:06) Albert Elms — No. 2 Has No. 6 Followed to the Stone Boat (from The Prisoner)
(0:36:33) Your DJs Speak
(0:41:01) Sandy Posey — Mm, I’m a Party Girl (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:42:01) Sylvia and Murray Winant — It’s Fun to Be Neat
(0:47:52) Raffi — Must Be Santa
(0:50:20) Gary Lewis and The Playboys — This Diamond Ring
(0:52:32) Wendy Hill — Gary, Please Don’t Sell My Diamond Ring
(0:54:32) Your DJs Speak
(0:58:20) B. J. Thomas — Everybody Needs a Friend Sometime (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:59:19) The Yellow Melodies — Where Everybody Knows Your Name (Theme from Cheers)
(1:01:06) Kendrick Lamar feat. Bilal, Anna Wise, Thundercat — These Walls
(1:06:34) Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass — Mexican Shuffle
(1:08:44) Big Star — Take Care
(1:11:30) Your DJs Speak
(1:16:28) France Gall — L’Amérique
(1:18:48) The Tubetops — Lodi Dodi
(1:21:34) Julie London — Come on-a My House
(1:24:30) Dean Martin — Ain’t That a Kick in the Head
(1:26:53) Your DJs Conclude
(1:30:03) Walter Schumann — Dragnet Theme (Danger Ahead)


Episode #119: Cue the Maraschino Cherry

April 18, 2015

We have tributes this week to Stan Freberg and to John Renbourn, plus other things that you’re probably used to by now. Music from Nashville, Coke commercials, folk music, show tunes, guitars, pianos, voices. An answer song and the song it answers. Some hundred-year-old music, some music from this year, and a little more. Almost 90 minutes of entertainment ready for direct deposit onto your listening device. You’re welcome.

(0:00:00) Stan Freberg and Paul Frees — Stretching the Imagination
(0:01:02) Your DJs Speak
(0:09:54) Stan Freberg, Daws Butler, June Foray, Walter Schumann and Orchestra — St. George and the Dragonet
(0:13:18) James Vincent McMorrow — Early in the Morning, I’ll Come Calling
(0:15:52) Pentangle — Wedding Dress
(0:18:41) John Renbourn with Jacqui McShea — Can’t Keep from Crying
(0:20:43) Your DJs Speak
(0:26:13) Jonathan Jackson, Clare Bowen, Sam Palladio — Borrow My Heart (from Nashville)
(0:29:53) They Might Be Giants — Birdhouse in Your Soul
(0:33:35) Vaughn Monroe — Riders in the Sky
(0:36:35) Redbird — 4 and 20 Blues
(0:39:53) Your DJs Speak and Introduce a New Occasional Theme
(0:47:18) Dion — Runaround Sue
(0:50:06) Ginger and the Snaps — I’m No Runaround
(0:52:43) Gary Lewis and The Playboys — Things Go Better with Coke (Coca-Cola Commercial)
(0:53:43) The Chantays — Riders in the Sky
(0:56:36) Action Bronson feat. Chance the Rapper — Baby Blue
(1:01:17) Your DJs Speak
(1:04:51) Freddy Cannon — There’s a New Carhop Down at the Drive-In (Coca-Cola Commercial)
(1:05:52) Suddenly, Tammy! — Not That Dumb
(1:09:17) Beastie Boys — Rhyme the Rhyme Well
(1:12:25) Henry Burr — There’s a Little Spark of Love Still Burning
(1:15:51) Cameron Mason, Baayork Lee — Montage Part 1: Hello Twelve, Hello Thirteen, Hello Love (from A Chorus Line (1975))
(1:18:18) Harry Clark, Jack Diamond — Brush Up Your Shakespeare (from Kiss Me Kate (1949))
(1:19:58) Ethel Merman, Judy Garland — Let’s Be Buddies (originally from Panama Hattie)
(1:20:54) Your DJs Conclude
(1:28:00) Gary Stockdale — Main Title Theme to Penn and Teller: Bullshit!


Episode #118: It Is Not Dangerous If You Keep Your Elbows Inside

April 11, 2015

No show tunes this week. We’re not sure how that happened. We’ll try to be more careful next time. But for now you’ll still get to hear 60s and 90s and current pop, covers, Coke, uke, Nichols and May, singing blocks, a little hip-hop, a little disco, a little country, a little seltzer down your pants. Plus a surprise or two. You signed up for this. You knew what were you were getting into. Download and get it over with. You know you want to.

(0:00:00) Nicola Benedetti with Éamon Doorley, Tony Byrne, Phil Cunningham, Ewen Verna — Hurricane Set: I. Spey in Spate/II. The Hurricane
(0:04:07) Your DJs Speak
(0:06:58) The Primitives — Thru’ the Flowers
(0:09:29) The Yellow Melodies — Thru the Flowers
(0:11:38) Courtney Barnett — Depreston
(0:16:30) Lennon Stella and Maisy Stella — Heart on Fire (from Nashville)
(0:19:47) One of Your DJs Speaks
(0:21:58) Lesley Gore — Little Sister, That’s All I’ll Ever Be (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:23:32) Professor Elemental feat. Nick Maxwell — All in Together
(0:26:46) Kendrick Lamar feat. George Clinton and Thundercat — Wesley’s Theory
(0:32:03) The Emperors — My Baby Likes to Boogaloo
(0:35:02) The Animals — Boom Boom
(0:38:19) Both of Your DJs Speak
(0:42:02) The Vogues — Now That the Winter Is Coming On (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:43:37) Sylvie Simmons — Rhythm of the Rain
(0:46:08) Sharon Van Etten — cws
(0:49:02) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Mysterioso
(0:53:39) Donna Summer — Brooklyn
(0:58:13) Your DJs Speak
(1:01:43) Roy Orbison — Stayed Out Too Late (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:03:12) Nellie McKay — Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter
(1:05:21) The Buckinghams — Makin’ Up and Breakin’ Up
(1:07:56) The Cyrkle — Turn Down Day
(1:10:28) Let’s Wrestle — I Won’t Lie to You
(1:13:08) Warren Brown and Adam Goddard — Big Block Singsong: Robot
(1:15:08) Laura Cantrell — When the Roses Bloom
(1:19:13) Dierks Bentley with The All Star Band, Jessi Alexander, Jon Randall — Rockin’ Chair
(1:22:50) Your DJs Conclude
(1:31:03) Gary Portnoy — Where Everybody Knows Your Name (Theme from Cheers)


Episode #117: Us, a Name We Call Ourselves

April 4, 2015

This week’s program has some Python, “gypsy jazz”, show tunes, John Denver, The Muppets, and Coke. You’ll hear new music (new!) from Courtney Barnett, Van Morrison, Benmont Tench, and Nellie McKay. There’s some slightly older music from Drake and Norah Jones, and some even older music from Andy Williams, American Graffiti, and Neal Hefti. Plus a little acappella, a little soul, and a little more. It’s a garden-variety show but our garden has a lot of variety. We would be pleased to have you as a listener.

(0:00:00) Monty Python — Lousy Song
(0:02:08) Your DJs Speak
(0:05:33) Gaucho — Tico-Tico
(0:08:26) Stephen Hanan, Anna McNeely, Bonnie Simmons, Donna King — Bustopher Jones (from Cats (1981))
(0:11:34) Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel — Wunderbar (from the MGM film Kiss Me Kate (1953))
(0:15:36) Ella Fitzgerald — Too Darn Hot
(0:19:23) Your DJs Speak
(0:22:45) Tom Jones — Some Guys Treat a Girl Like Nothing (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:23:42) Benmont Tench — Today I Took Your Picture Down
(0:27:45) Norah Jones — Good Morning
(0:31:28) Nellie McKay — Sunny Afternoon
(0:34:34) Simon and Garfunkel — Late in the Evening
(0:38:38) Your DJs Speak
(0:42:33) The Easybeats — Make Life Swing with Coca-Cola (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:43:53) Andy Williams — Can’t Get Used to Losing You
(0:46:13) Rock Kills Kid — I Turn My Camera On
(0:49:55) Courtney Barnett — Debbie Downer
(0:53:11) Drake — Wu-Tang Forever
(0:56:48) Your DJs Speak
(0:59:18) The Box Tops — Hotels, Motels (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:00:19) Guido Nielsen — Original Rags
(1:04:02) Joey Dee and The Starlighters — Peppermint Twist
(1:06:28) Mitch Miller — Do-Re-Mi
(1:08:36) Candi Staton — Evidence
(1:11:13) Pow Wow — Le lion est mort ce soir
(1:14:08) Spin Doctors — Spanish Castle Magic
(1:18:15) Van Morrison with Michael Bublé — Real Real Gone
(1:22:13) John Denver and The Muppets — Medley: Alfie the Christmas Tree/Carol for a Christmas Tree/It's in Every One of Us
(1:26:46) Your DJs Conclude
(1:32:31) Neal Hefti — Theme to Batman


Episode #116: For You We’re Just an Ornament

March 28, 2015

Our bookends this week are the English Music Hall and The Simpsons. In between we have exotica and jazz and funk and samba, folk and Coke and guitars and hip-hop, TV and country and two talking heads. Nothing special. By that we mean that all our episodes are special, which is the same as saying that none of them are. But we request your downloads anyway. They keep us going.

(0:00:00) Harry Champion — Henry the Eighth
(0:03:07) Your DJs Speak
(0:06:08) Ray Conniff — Bah Bah Conniff Sprach (Zarathustra)
(0:10:28) Al Jarreau — Cold Duck
(0:15:09) Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66 — Mas que nada
(0:17:48) Shuggie Otis — Aht Uh Mi Hed
(0:22:02) Your DJs Speak
(0:26:49) The New Vaudeville Band — Stamp Your Feet, Clap Your Hands (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:28:22) Livingston Taylor — Carolina Day
(0:31:26) Bobby Bare Jr. — Ventura Highway
(0:34:51) The Seekers — Red Rubber Ball
(0:37:04) The Beau Brummels — Just a Little
(0:39:28) Your DJs Speak
(0:45:39) Petula Clark — Why Feel Sad When You Don’t Really Have To (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:47:12) The Three Suns — Haunted Guitar
(0:50:12) Matt Costa — Witchcraft
(0:52:44) The Atlantics — The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
(0:55:48) Kendrick Lamar — Swimming Pools (Drank)
(1:01:02) Your DJs Speak
(1:06:15) The Tremeloes — Come On in, Everybody Needs a Little Sunshine (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:07:16) Nat King Cole Trio — Caravan
(1:09:59) Eels — Saturday Morning
(1:13:19) Emmylou Harris — Heaven Only Knows
(1:16:55) Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen, Jonathan Jackson — World on Time (from Nashville)
(1:19:45) Dolly Parton and Vince Gill — I Will Always Love You
(1:23:02) Bon Iver — Brackett, WI
(1:27:04) Your DJs Finish Up
(1:32:23) Danny Elfman — Theme to The Simpsons


Episode #115: Your Huckleberry Friend

March 23, 2015

Spring has sprung, the grass is riz. You wonder where the music is. Some of it is right here. You’ll hear a “seasonal” set, a “Moon River” set, an instrumental set, some covers, some Coke, guitar music, early music, and the usual genre juxtaposition and yammering. Please to start the download and give it a try.

(0:00:00) David Douglass, Paul O’Dette, Andrew Lawrence-King (John Playford, composer) — The Queen’s Jigg
(0:03:51) Your DJs Speak
(0:09:02) Ann Miller with Bill Lee, Hal Hopper, Bob Wacker, Gene Lanham, Mac McLain, Hermes Pan, Saul Chaplin — Too Darn Hot (from the MGM film Kiss Me Kate (1953))
(0:12:28) Bill Evans Trio — Spring Is Here
(0:17:33) Vince Guaraldi Trio — Christmas Time Is Here (instrumental version)
(0:23:36) Billie Holiday — Autumn in New York
(0:27:28) Your DJs Speak
(0:29:59) Patty Griffin — Moon River (from Elizabethtown (2005))
(0:32:43) Pink Martini and Gus Van Sant — Moon River
(0:34:27) Liberace — Moon River
(0:38:15) Perrey and Kingsley — Moon River
(0:41:05) Your DJs Speak
(0:45:24) Bee Gees — Sitting in the Meadow (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:46:24) Cults Percussion Ensemble — Surrey with the Fringe on Top
(0:49:11) Beastie Boys — Sure Shot (Large Professor instrumental)
(0:52:12) Fats Waller and His Buddies — Handful of Keys
(0:55:02) Dr. Dre — Let’s Get High (instrumental)
(0:57:31) Your DJs Speak
(1:02:41) The Moody Blues — Chasing the Sun (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:03:42) Emmylou Harris — When I Paint My Masterpiece
(1:08:00) Taylor Swift — Safe and Sound
(1:12:15) Benmont Tench — Why Don’t You Quit Leavin’ Me Alone
(1:16:20) Lykke Li — Silver Springs
(1:20:27) Xavier Cugat and His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra (vocal: Elena Verdugo) — Tico-Tico (1945 version)
(1:23:42) The New Seekers — Free to Be…You and Me
(1:26:57) Your DJs Conclude
(1:33:08) Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet — Having an Average Weekend (Theme to The Kids in the Hall)