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)


Episode #114: Sometimes We Keep You Hanging On

March 18, 2015

A few days late but worth the wait: Latin, folk, indie, country, Coke, covers, Grandpa music, new music from Courtney Barnett, a short tribute to Leonard Nimoy, and even more than that. See what we did? It’s all there. And what does “indie” really mean anyway, and why are we still using that word?

(0:00:00) Mary Hopkin — Happiness Runs (Pebble and the Man)
(0:02:02) Your DJs Speak
(0:04:31) Eliades Ochoa (Buena Vista Social Club) — Chan Chan
(0:08:48) D’Angelo — Ain’t That Easy
(0:13:36) Courtney Barnett — Pedestrian at Best
(0:17:27) Fitz and The Tantrums — Don’t Gotta Work It Out
(0:21:36) Your DJs Speak
(0:27:34) Leonard Nimoy — Spock: "Having Is Not So Pleasing a Thing After All as Wanting" (from "Amok Time")
(0:27:57) Fred Steiner (vocal: Nichelle Nichols) — Source Music: Charlie's Our New Darling (from "Charlie X")
(0:30:16) Gerald Fried — Amok Time: Remorse/Marriage Council II
(0:31:31) Alexander Courage (vocal: Leonard Nimoy) — Plato's Stepchildren: Maiden-Wine
(0:32:50) Leonard Nimoy — Ruby Don't Take Your Love to Town
(0:36:00) Leonard Nimoy — Ballad of Bilbo Baggins
(0:38:20) Arthur B. Rubinstein and Symphony in the Glen (narration: Leonard Nimoy) — Observations (excerpt)
(0:40:53) Your DJs, One in Particular, Drone on and on
(0:55:01) Astrud Gilberto — Meditation
(0:57:41) Vanilla Fudge — You Keep Me Hangin’ On
(1:00:41) Marvin Gaye — When We Were Younger (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:01:42) Lennon Stella and Maisy Stella — I’ve Got You (And You’ve Got Me)
(1:04:31) Ingrid Michaelson — Keep Breathing
(1:07:57) Your DJs Speak Again
(1:13:12) Jad and David Fair — 100 Yellow Pencils
(1:16:33) Haim — Days Are Gone
(1:20:30) Thu Giang — Tico-Tico
(1:23:29) Jamie Cullum — Frontin'
(1:29:05) Your DJs Conclude, Finally
(1:36:33) Brad Breeck — Gravity Falls Main Title Theme


Episode #113: We Seldom Sound Precocious

March 7, 2015

March on Full Duplex Radio comes in like a soothing little rabbit fur coat with some covers and some commercials, a little soul, a little jazz, a little Yiddish, a little comedy. a little country, and a little more. We put our left foot in because that’s what it’s all about. Spend 90 soothing minutes with us.

(0:00:00) Monty Python — A Man with Three Buttocks
(0:02:01) Your DJs Begin
(0:03:24) Jenny Lewis and The Watson Twins — The Big Guns
(0:05:55) Thao and The Get Down Stay Down — We the Common
(0:09:28) The Bird and The Bee — I’m Into Something Good
(0:12:06) Ellie Goulding — Your Song
(0:15:24) Your DJs Speak
(0:20:27) Neil Diamond — People Are Looking for What They Ain’t Got (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:21:21) Dion — Drive My Car
(0:24:12) Sugar Pie DeSanto — Witch for a Night
(0:27:17) Diane Ray — Please Don’t Talk to the Lifeguard
(0:29:01) Run the Jewels — Blockbuster Night, Part 1
(0:31:33) Your DJs Speak
(0:39:17) The Supremes — It’s the Little Things (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:40:48) John and Beverley Martyn — Primrose Hill
(0:43:43) Barbara Stephens — That’s the Way It Is with Me
(0:46:09) Clare Bowen, Charles Esten, Dana Wheeler — Friend of Mine (from Nashville)
(0:48:43) Okkervil River — It Was My Season
(0:53:10) Your DJs Speak
(1:00:30) Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell — Believe Me, Baby (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:01:26) Scala and Kolacny Brothers — La Seine
(1:03:56) The Delgados — Is This All I Came For?
(1:07:29) Bruce Lash — Rebel Rebel
(1:12:09) Bud Powell — Marmalade
(1:16:39) Mandy Patinkin — Ten Kopeks/Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious/Hokey Pokey
(1:18:58) Connie Francis — Shein Vi De Levone
(1:21:00) Your DJs Conclude
(1:29:32) Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman — Theme to Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color


Episode #112: We’re Not Just Two of Your Many Toys

February 28, 2015

Sometimes themes get in the way so we’re done with them for a while and can present a more familiar mess. Covers, Coke, new music from Bob Dylan, a show tune, Sam Phillips, the Stones, weird indie stuff, a little tribute to Lesley Gore, and a farewell song from Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. Plus a little more. That’s more like it.

(0:00:00) Cyril Ritchard and Pirates — Captain Hook’s Waltz (from Peter Pan (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (1954))
(0:02:52) Your DJs Begin
(0:07:35) Sam Phillips — I Need Love
(0:11:13) The Rolling Stones — When the Whip Comes Down
(0:15:35) Patty Griffin — Every Little Bit
(0:21:07) The New Basement Tapes — Kansas City
(0:25:10) Your DJs Speak
(0:29:35) Jonathan Coulton — Shop Vac
(0:33:05) Kym Marsh, Mark Wilshire, Julia Worsley — Them Barlows
(0:35:15) Bruce Lash — Philosophy of the World
(0:39:39) JBM — Cleo’s Song
(0:42:44) Your DJs Speak
(0:49:37) Lesley Gore — Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows (1965 version)
(0:51:31) Lesley Gore — The Bubble Broke
(0:54:28) Lesley Gore — California Nights
(0:57:12) Lesley Gore — You Don’t Own Me (Italian version)
(0:59:42) Lesley Gore — You Don’t Own Me (2005 version)
(1:03:53) Your DJs Speak
(1:07:28) Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart — When You’re Down or If You’re Lonely (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:08:29) Lennon Stella and Maisy Stella — Boom Clap
(1:11:25) Jasmine Thompson — Chandelier
(1:15:26) Bob Dylan — That Lucky Old Sun
(1:19:00) Ed Sheeran, Devlin, Labyrinth — No Church in the Wild (Originally by Jay Z and Kanye West)
(1:22:43) Your DJs Conclude
(1:27:07) Peter Cook and Dudley Moore — Goodbye-ee


Episode #111: We Can’t Let It Go and Neither Can You

February 21, 2015

One more theme show (enough already!) and we’ll let you go in peace. This time we present actual music from actual movies. Every one of these selections comes right out of the soundtrack of a movie. Collectively we’ve seen all these movies. Maybe. We didn’t really compare notes. But we chose the music and we talked about it and we rushed this out in time for the Academy Awards ceremony.

But we won’t mind if you listen at a later date. We’ll only mind if you don’t listen at all, You’d only be harming yourself. These songs are entertaining!

(0:00:00) 20th Century Fox Orchestra — Main Title: The Carousel Waltz (from Carousel (1956))
(0:01:49) Your DJs Speak
(0:04:23) Julian Nott — Wallace and Gromit (from Wallace and Gromit:The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005))
(0:05:32) Kermit — Rainbow Connection (from The Muppet Movie (1979))
(0:08:48) Mr. Mackey — It’s Easy, Mmkay (from South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut (1999))
(0:10:43) Jo Li — Everything Is Awesome!!! (from The Lego Movie (2014))
(0:12:07) Your DJs Speak
(0:18:05) Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Chorus — 42nd Street (from 42nd Street (1933))
(0:23:54) Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers — Cheek to Cheek (from Top Hat (1935))
(0:28:55) Fred Astaire — He Loves and She Loves (from Funny Face (1957))
(0:33:55) Louis Armstrong — Basin Street Blues (from New Orleans (1947))
(0:38:38) Your DJs Speak
(0:43:29) Mary Healy and Tommy Rettig — Ten Happy Fingers (from The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953))
(0:44:35) Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg — Deep Cover (from Deep Cover (1992))
(0:49:09) Aubrey Woods — The Candy Man (from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971))
(0:51:41) Marvin Gaye — Trouble Man (from Trouble Man (1972))
(0:55:31) Your DJs Speak
(0:59:22) Randy Edelman — The World of the Heart (Main Title to Dragonheart (1996))
(1:02:39) Alexandre Desplat — The Society of the Crossed Keys (from The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014))
(1:05:02) Klaus Badelt — He’s a Pirate (from Pirates of the Caribbean 1: Curse of the Black Pearl (2003))
(1:06:28) Percy Faith and His Orchestra — Theme from A Summer Place (1959)
(1:08:47) Your DJs Speak
(1:12:55) Barden Bellas — Bellas Regionals (from Pitch Perfect (2012))
(1:15:33) Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Keitel, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney, Eddie Bunker — Madonna Speech (from Reservoir Dogs (1992))
(1:16:31) Madonna — Crazy for You (from Vision Quest (1985))
(1:21:05) Shirley Jones — Till There Was You (from The Music Man (1962))
(1:24:02) Keith Carradine — I’m Easy (from Nashville (1975))
(1:27:04) Your DJs Conclude
(1:34:26) Idina Menzel — Let It Go (from Frozen (2013))


Episode #110: Cheer Up, It Might Never Happen

February 14, 2015

There is no shortage of sad songs in the world. Once again we try to demonstrate that in this, our third annual (annual!) Sad Songs program. Hear dreadfully sad hymns, show tunes, instrumentals, ballads, pop tunes, folk tunes, movie tunes, and then there’s Beck. And more. It’s enough to make you frown. But in the end we give you a recipe for happiness pie that should make everything all right again.

Download it and weep. Please.

(0:00:00) Eileen Ivers — Nearer My God to Thee
(0:02:20) Your DJs Speak Sadly
(0:06:22) Kate and Anna McGarrigle — You Tell Me That I’m Falling Down
(0:09:44) Sparklehorse feat. Thom Yorke — Wish You Were Here
(0:16:42) Rosanne Cash — Why Don’t You Quit Leaving Me Alone
(0:20:40) Wilco with Feist — You and I
(0:24:06) Your DJs Speak
(0:29:07) Jan DeGaetani, Leslie Guinn, Gilbert Kalish — Sweetly She Sleeps, My Alice Fair
(0:32:03) Tom Waits — Jersey Girl
(0:37:39) Rebekah Del Rio — Llorando (Crying) (from Mulholland Drive (2001))
(0:41:11) Charles Mingus — Mood Indigo
(0:45:55) Your DJs Speak
(0:50:18) Shirley Jones with Chorus — You’ll Never Walk Alone (finale) (from the 1956 film of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel)
(0:52:16) Elvis Presley — You’ll Never Walk Alone
(0:54:59) Gerry and The Pacemakers — You’ll Never Walk Alone
(0:57:38) Nina Simone — You’ll Never Walk Alone (instrumental)
(1:01:24) Your DJs Speak
(1:05:08) Rod McKuen — Jean (live)
(1:07:43) Beck — Guess I’m Doing Fine
(1:12:51) Paul McCartney — Singalong Junk
(1:15:26) OutKast — Da Art of Storytellin’, Part 1
(1:19:09) Your DJs Speak
(1:21:07) Céline Dion — Ne me quitte pas
(1:25:22) Stars — Your Ex-Lover Is Dead
(1:29:38) Bob Dylan — Autumn Leaves
(1:32:35) The Impressions — (Man Oh Man) I Want to Go Back
(1:35:41) Long John Baldry — Wild Mountain Thyme
(1:39:28) Amy Winehouse — A Song for You
(1:43:56) Your DJs Conclude Happily
(1:50:17) Jack Payne and His BBC Dance Orchestra — Make Yourself a Happiness Pie