Episode #94: In Which Halloween Is Not Mentioned, Not Even Once

October 25, 2014

Renaissance soprano and lute to start, and Space: 1999 to finish, just like every other week. We have some great instrumentals, and we have Brian Wilson, Tony Bennett, Petula Clark, and Lady Gaga (not all together, not all at the same time). Songs by women and girls, a little ukulele, several cover tunes, and Barry Manilow is on the program twice. Plus gangsters and Stan Freberg. We say this to spare you the trouble of reading the playlist, but we don’t think anyone actually reads these intros anyway. It’s crackers to slip a rozzer the dropsy in snide.

Your turn. Please download and listen to us play DJ.

(0:00:00) Montserrat Figueras and Rolf Lislevand (composer: José Marin) — No piense Menguilla ya
(0:06:01) Your DJs Speak
(0:11:50) The Monkees — I’m a Believer (backing track)
(0:14:36) Brian Wilson — California Feelin’
(0:17:24) Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga — I Can’t Give You Anything but Love
(0:20:37) Eddie Vedder feat. Chan Marshall (Cat Power) — Tonight You Belong to Me
(0:22:18) Your DJs Speak
(0:25:33) Jasmine Thompson — Mad World
(0:28:41) Laura Mvula — Human Nature
(0:31:36) The Bunch — When Will I Be Loved?
(0:34:46) Barry Manilow — When October Goes
(0:38:44) Your DJs Speak
(0:43:23) Petula Clark — Thank You
(0:45:23) The Microphones — I Can’t Believe You Actually Died
(0:50:09) Stan Freberg — Who Put the Handles on the Can? (Chun King commercial)
(0:51:12) Bob Luman with Sue Thompson — Too Hot to Dance
(0:53:17) Teresa Brewer — Bell Bottom Blues
(0:55:52) Your DJs Speak
(1:00:41) Barney Kessel — Honey Rock
(1:02:52) N. W. A. — Gangsta Gangsta
(1:08:48) Anton Karas — Theme from The Third Man (1949)
(1:10:59) Paul Westerberg — Dyslexic Heart (from Singles (1992))
(1:15:29) Peggy Lipton — Wasn’t It You?
(1:18:24) Heart — Dreamboat Annie
(1:20:30) Barry Manilow with John Denver — Sunshine on My Shoulders
(1:25:05) Ryan Adams — To Be Young (Is to Be Sad) (Acoustic Version)
(1:27:56) Your DJs Speak
(1:34:45) Barry Gray — Main Titles to Space: 1999

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Episode #93: We’ve Got Your Number, Right

October 18, 2014

Yeah, we got your pop music this week, heavy doses from the 1950s and 1960s, but we still manage to sneak in a little movie music and TV music plus music from the actual calendar year in which we are now living. Cover tunes! There’s also music by people who are no longer here to know that we’re playing them, some Bob, some B.I.G., some Latin Japanese music, and you’ll hear an operatic soprano in there. We have a heartbreakingly sad song by Glen Campbell, we have Marilyn Monroe (never played her before), we have lollipops, and we have a little more still.

Listen, tell your friends, join the Facebook group, send us mail, have a good time. You deserve it.

(0:00:00) Ada Jones — Ring Ting a Ling
(0:02:41) Your DJs Speak
(0:04:25) Mary Lambert — Jessie’s Girl
(0:07:54) Jasmine Thompson — Royals
(0:11:18) Glen Campbell — I’m Not Gonna Miss You
(0:14:15) Bob Dylan with Emmylou Harris — Oh Sister
(0:18:16) Your DJs Speak
(0:22:11) Perry Como — Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)
(0:24:33) Dickey Lee — I Saw Linda Yesterday
(0:26:44) Derek — Cinnamon
(0:29:27) Bobby Day — Rockin’ Robin
(0:32:00) Your DJs Speak
(0:32:52) Marilyn Monroe — River of No Return (from River of No Return (1954))
(0:35:05) The Dell-Vikings — Whispering Bells
(0:38:30) Vanessa Paradis and -M- (Mathieu Chedid) — Un p’tit baiser (from Un monstre à Paris (2011))
(0:40:55) The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Puff Daddy and Mase — Mo Money Mo Problems (instrumental)
(0:45:05) Your DJs Speak
(0:48:23) Vanessa Paradis and Sean Lennon — Just a Little Kiss (from A Monster in Paris (2011))
(0:50:47) Grace Potter and The Nocturnals — Falling or Flying
(0:55:56) Pumeza Matshikiza — Pata Pata
(0:58:04) Fela Anikulapo Kuti — Army Arrangement
(1:02:14) Your DJs Speak
(1:05:38) Pink Martini and Saori Yuki — Mas que nada
(1:08:13) The Chordettes — Lollipop
(1:10:21) Ronald and Ruby — Lollipop
(1:12:11) Schoolboy Q feat. Jay Rock — Los Awesome
(1:16:25) David Garrett feat. Arturo Sandoval — Tico-Tico
(1:18:50) Spoon — Inside Out
(1:23:53) The Beach Boys — Let’s Go Trippin’
(1:25:51) The Silhouettes — Get a Job
(1:28:37) Your DJs Speak
(1:32:58) Johnny Western — Theme to Have Gun Will Travel (The Ballad of Paladin)

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Episode #92: Teenage Wasteland

October 11, 2014

This week’s program starts with a beautiful harp duet and ends with some more great Supermarionation music. In between you can hear an actual current pop hit plus some you-heard-it-here-first originals.  But we also play some covers, novelty”songs, odd duets, a song that has one of our names in it, and some new and old country (ish). There’s indie pop, Mantovani, soul, rock, Latin, and more. And we talk about it! We just can’t shut up about it.

We hate to brag—really, really hate to—but this episode is a very good one.

(0:00:00) Beyond Pluck (Rachel Miller and Paula Bressman) — Baba O’Riley
(0:05:22) Your DJs Speak and Correct and Mention a Few Other Things
(0:09:49) Mary Lambert — Secrets
(0:13:31) Jasmine Thompson — Ain’t Nobody
(0:17:14) Debbie Reynolds and Allan Sherman — Sue Me (from Guys and Dolls)
(0:19:44) The Bonzo Dog Band — Bang Bang
(0:22:23) Your DJs Speak
(0:28:29) Jorge Ben — Mas que nada
(0:31:28) Mos Def — Twilite Speedball
(0:35:00) James Ray — Got My Mind Set on You
(0:38:24) Phil Harris — The Thing
(0:40:44) Your DJs Speak
(0:48:12) The Troggs — 66-5-4-3-2-1
(0:50:46) Albert Hammond — Rebecca
(0:53:49) Céline Dion — I Drove All Night
(0:57:50) Brian Setzer — Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat (from The Aristocats)
(0:59:37) Your DJs Speak
(1:02:57) Marlene Dietrich and Rosemary Clooney — Too Old to Cut the Mustard
(1:05:42) Imogen Heap — Hide and Seek
(1:10:34) Sam Palladio and Clare Bowen — When You Close Your Eyes (from Nashville)
(1:14:05) Kris Kristofferson — The Pilgrim: Chapter 33 (live)
(1:17:21) Mantovani — Tico-Tico
(1:19:23) Wu Tang vs. The Beatles — Cross My Heart (instrumental)
(1:21:32) Doris Troy — Just One Look
(1:24:01) Eddie Floyd — Don’t Tell Your Mama (Where You’ve Been)
(1:27:04) Your DJs Speak
(1:34:36) Barry Gray — Opening Theme to Fireball XL5

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Episode #91: We’re So Pogo

October 4, 2014

This week we toss some sunshine pop over the wall along with some memorable instrumentals and cover tunes, plus Julie and Carol together for the first time. Not enough? All right, there’s train music and live music and soul music and Irish music and Latin music, and then there’s Tiny Tim. Music used in TV shows about doctors. And Puppet music! And more. Because it’s a small world.

Download this and join our little band. Risk it.

(0:00:00) Chris Calabrese — It’s a Small World (After All)
(0:01:19) Your DJs Speak
(0:03:13) Carol Burnett and Julie Andrews — No Mozart Tonight/You’re So London (from Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall (1961))
(0:08:42) Rilo Kiley — Portions for Foxes
(0:13:27) April Stevens — Teach Me Tiger
(0:15:48) Birdy — Let Her Go (originally by Passenger)
(0:19:16) Your DJs Speak
(0:25:47) Bent Fabric and His Piano — Alley Cat
(0:28:18) She and Him — Fools Rush In
(0:31:13) Albert Hammond — I’m a Train
(0:34:30) ASAP Rocky feat. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Badass, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Big K.R.I.T. — 1 Train
(0:40:42) Your DJs Speak
(0:46:21) Spanky and Our Gang — Yesterday’s Rain
(0:49:46) Iron and Wine — The Desert Babbler (live at WFUV)
(0:53:39) The Millennium — It’s You
(0:57:01) The Kinks — Animal Farm
(1:00:00) Your DJs Speak
(1:04:42) The Chieftains with Nickel Creek — The Raggle-Taggle Gypsy
(1:07:50) The Stone Poneys with Linda Ronstadt — Different Drum
(1:10:44) The Shadows — Foot Tapper
(1:13:18) Jackie Wilson — Love Is Funny That Way
(1:16:23) Pérez Prado — Tico-Tico
(1:18:12) Toro Y Moi — Still Sound
(1:22:42) Your DJs Decide to Play a Couple More Songs
(1:22:47) Tiny Tim — Living in the Sunlight, Loving in the Moonlight
(1:25:02) tUnE-yArDs — Gangsta (Ad Rock Remix)
(1:28:46) Your DJs Conclude
(1:32:50) Barry Gray (vocal: Barry Miller) — Aqua Marina (Closing Theme to Stingray)

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Episode #90: Stand by for Action!

September 27, 2014

We close out September with some extra-long recordings featuring smooth jazz, loud rock, wacky pop, confident rap, and classic country. If you look hard you’ll also spot a little show music, movie music, and TV music. We have a rarity from one of our childhoods (we’ve had so many of those) plus some cover tunes and a song that won a Grammy for Best Rock-and-Roll Recording, because awards are important to us all.

You should listen. We did, and we’re happier now.

(0:00:00) Nino Tempo and April Stevens — I Love How You Love Me
(0:02:38) Your DJs Speak
(0:05:05) Nino Tempo and April Stevens — Deep Purple
(0:07:46) The Bees — Wash in the Rain
(0:11:25) Miley Cyrus — Babe I’m Gonna Leave You
(0:17:10) Duran Duran — Thank You
(0:23:46) Your DJs Speak and Correct (But Only a Little)
(0:30:30) Dolly Parton — Drives Me Crazy
(0:34:41) George Hamilton IV — Abilene
(0:37:12) Brenda Lee — Dum Dum
(0:39:37) Teresa Brewer — Choo’n Gum
(0:42:43) Your DJs Speak
(0:45:09) Bubbles and Co. — Underneath My Pillow
(0:47:58) Gladys Knight and Possibly the Pips — The Way We Were/Try to Remember
(0:52:35) Lynda Carter — Just One Look
(0:55:10) Wu-Tang Clan — Can It All Be So Simple
(1:02:04) Your DJs Speak
(1:06:57) Ray Conniff — Tico-Tico
(1:10:01) Chet Baker — ’Tis Autumn
(1:15:20) Thelonious Monk — It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
(1:19:59) Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Quintet — Salt Peanuts
(1:23:16) Your DJs Speak
(1:31:08) Barry Gray — Opening Theme to Stingray

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Episode #89: We Make People Happy with Tricks That We Do

September 20, 2014

This week’s entertainment includes a cover set, a set of war-themed songs, and some choral music. Also Dr. Seuss and Tiny Tim and Ethel Merman (together again for the first time). Folk, pop, and rap. Chicks with bricks come. A little movie music, a little TV music, and at least one show tune.

And it’s still September so you know what that means. Give it a listen.

(0:00:00) Big Gay Al — I’m Super! (from South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut (1999))
(0:01:25) Your DJs Speak
(0:03:09) Jan DeGaetani, Leslie Guinn, Gilbert Kalish — That’s What’s the Matter
(0:05:21) American Quartet feat. Billy Murray — Over There
(0:08:09) Billy Murray and Irving Kaufman — Are You from Dixie? (‘Cause I’m from Dixie Too)
(0:10:46) Jay Ungar and Molly Mason with Fiddle Fever — Ashokan Farewell
(0:14:55) Your DJs Speak
(0:17:51) Richard Thompson — Money
(0:20:43) Tori Amos — Thank You
(0:24:30) The Beach Boys — Walk on By
(0:25:24) Train — Sunshine on My Shoulders
(0:29:49) Your DJs Speak
(0:31:51) Michael Kamen with The London Metropolitan Orchestra — Plaisir d’amour
(0:33:47) Choir of the Carthusian Monastery of the Scala Dei — Sospitati (Sanctus trope)
(0:38:06) Eugène Daigneault — Alouette, gentille alouette
(0:41:14) Jody Reynolds — The Girl from King Marie
(0:43:03) Your DJs Speak
(0:47:07) Marvin Miller (music composed by Marty Gold) — Fox in Socks (Fast Version)
(0:50:50) Public Enemy — Cold Lampin' with Flavor
(0:55:07) Mitch Miller and the Gang — Collegiate/Alabamy Bound
(0:57:56) Weezer — Say It Ain’t So
(1:02:14) Your DJs Speak
(1:05:02) George Formby — The Window Cleaner (When I’m Cleaning Windows)
(1:08:08) Arctic Monkeys — Mardy Bum
(1:11:39) Esquivel — Tico-Tico
(1:13:55) Ethel Merman — Everything’s Coming Up Roses (from Gypsy! (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (1959))
(1:17:01) Tiny Tim — Mickey the Monkey (Album Version)
(1:19:10) Jackie Wilson — To Be Loved
(1:21:38) The GTOs — Do Me in Once and I’ll Be Sad, Do Me in Twice and I’ll Know Better (Circular Circulation)
(1:23:58) Tegan and Sara — Where Does the Good Go?
(1:27:35) Your DJs Speak
(1:33:21) John Williams — Theme to Lost in Space (1967 version)

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Episode #88: We Don’t Know, Don’t Know, So Don’t Ask Us Why

September 13, 2014

Holy Toledo, we ran over! Our record-setting longest show ever includes music by artists we like so much that we’re on a first-name basis with them: Vanessa (twice!), Mathieu, Sean, Zep, Petula, Madeleine, Dave, Jefferson, Les, Chet, Glen, Porno, Debbie, Albert, Tiny, Vicki, Beyoncé (because we play the hits), Beth, K, iron, Wine, Sharon, Tom, Dick, and others! We play a request (the only one we received) and we banter into the late hours and get SO sleepy.

All our episodes are good, but so is this one. We’re telling you!

(0:00:00) Vanessa Paradis and -M- (Mathieu Chedid) — La Seine (from Un Monstre à Paris (2011))
(0:02:45) Your DJs Speak
(0:05:43) Vanessa Paradis and Sean Lennon — La Seine and I (from A Monster in Paris (2011))
(0:08:28) Madeleine Peyroux — J’ai deux amours
(0:11:23) Petula Clark — Mon bonheur danse (Foot Tapper)
(0:13:50) Beyoncé feat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie — Flawless
(0:18:01) Your DJs Speak
(0:21:17) The Shadows — Atlantis (Live) (from “The Final Tour” (2004))
(0:24:49) Led Zeppelin — Thank You (“In Concert” Live Version)
(0:31:59) The Specials featuring Rico with The Ice Rink Sounds — Maggie’s Farm
(0:35:30) K Koke feat. Ms D — Someone Like You
(0:39:51) Your DJs Speak
(0:43:08) Beth Sorrentino — I’m Not Living Here
(0:45:57) Sharon Van Etten — Someone Like You
(0:50:27) Dave Van Ronk — Maple Leaf Rag
(0:54:27) Iron and Wine — The Desert Babbler
(0:57:55) Your DJs Speak
(1:04:47) Glen Weston — What Is a Youth? (from Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet (1968))
(1:07:13) Jefferson Airplane — Today
(1:10:36) Les Baxter — Tico-Tico
(1:12:26) Porno for Pyros — Pets
(1:16:04) Tiny Tim with Miss Vicki — Why?
(1:18:46) Albert Hammond — It Never Rains in Southern California
(1:22:16) Debbie Reynolds — Tammy (from Tammy and the Bachelor (1957))
(1:25:21) Chet Baker — I’ve Never Been in Love Before
(1:29:48) Your DJs Speak
(1:40:00) The Smothers Brothers — Theme to The Smothers Brothers Show (1965)

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Episode #87: Old Folks and Babies Are Sleeping

September 6, 2014

September is here and so are we. This week’s show starts with early movie music and ends with current TV music. In between: Calypso, Christmas, Clooney, and Cantrell. Dizzy, Billie, Jerry, and Peggy. Jan, Dean, Les, Mary, Mel, and Zep. Merman and Crosby and Smooth and Rock. And more! Plus our special guest explains a thing or two.

It’s peculiar, but it’s GOOD peculiar. Dive in.

(0:00:00) Nick Lucas — Tiptoe Through the Tulips (from Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929))
(0:03:46) Your DJs Speak and Correct (But Only a Little)
(0:06:37) Jan and Dean — Popsicle
(0:09:12) The Radio Sweethearts — Honkin’ Down the Highway
(0:12:27) Jerry Garcia — The Wheel
(0:16:30) Led Zeppelin — Thank You
(0:21:16) Your DJs Speak
(0:26:14) Dizzy Gillespie Sextet — Caravan
(0:29:08) Billie Holliday — What a Little Moonlight Can Do
(0:32:29) Ethel Merman and Bing Crosby — You’re the Top
(0:35:39) Rosemary Clooney — Mambo Italiano
(0:38:10) Your DJs Speak
(0:41:16) Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio — Without You
(0:44:43) C. L. Smooth and Pete Rock — They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
(0:49:29) Wilmoth Houdini and His Royal Calypso Orchestra — Bobby Sox Idol (Frank Sinatra)
(0:52:24) Jody Reynolds — Endless Sleep
(0:54:48) Your DJs Speak
(0:58:38) Jim Backus, Marie Matthews — Alone in the World (from Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol (1962))
(1:01:12) Peggy Lee — Happy Holiday
(1:03:38) Mel Blanc — Yah Das Ist Ein Christmas Tree
(1:06:39) Walter “Crybaby” Stone and The Tradewinds — Christmas Time Again
(1:09:22) Your DJs Speak
(1:12:51) Les Paul and Mary Ford — Tico-Tico
(1:14:27) Dwight Yoakam — Rapid City, South Dakota
(1:17:18) Laura Cantrell — 14th Street
(1:20:34) Beach Fossils — Daydream
(1:23:38) Your DJs, and a Guest, Speak and Explain a Few Things
(1:27:43) Ian LeFeuvre — Opening and Closing Themes to Johnny Test

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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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