Episode #264: We’ll Knock Them Over and Then We’ll Get the Guy in Back of Them

February 17, 2018

This week’s trivium is this: our program has music from every decade from the 1940s up through the present EXCEPT FOR ONE. We’re sure you can figure out which one even though there’s no prize for figuring it out. And when you’re not working on that you can listen to hits and flops and covers and alternate versions and all the usual stuff. Fun for the whole family (our family, which of course includes you).

(0:00:00) Dick Robertson and His Orchestra — We Did It Before and We Can Do It Again
(0:02:26) Your DJs Are Here at Last
(0:07:07) Annie Lennox — Keep Young and Beautiful
(0:09:23) Madonna — Open Your Heart
(0:13:36) The La’s — There She Goes (Mike Hedges version)
(0:16:23) Taylor Swift — Dress
(0:20:12) Your DJs Recap
(0:23:57) Blood, Sweat and Tears — Just One Smile
(0:28:32) The Rolling Stones — Miss You
(0:33:52) A-ha — Take on Me (2017 MTV Unplugged acoustic version)
(0:36:55) Allen Stone — Rocky Mountain High
(0:41:39) Your DJs Recapitulate
(0:46:43) Claudine Longet — I Think It’s Going to Rain Today
(0:49:57) Jackson Browne — Running on Empty
(0:54:53) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — The Happy Dragon’s Tongue
(0:56:10) Bobbie Gentry — Fancy
(1:00:26) Jewel — Sister
(1:02:55) Your DJs Regurgitate
(1:05:41) The Amsterdam Guitar Trio — Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, Part 3 (allegro) (J. S. Bach)
(1:11:17) Ray Lamontagne — Lesson Learned
(1:16:05) George Harrison — What Is Life (Backing Track/Alternate Mix)
(1:20:31) Sza feat. Travis Scott — Love Galore
(1:25:07) Your DJs Are Finished
(1:30:22) The Wellingtons — The Ballad of Davy Crockett (King of the Wild Frontier) (Theme to Davy Crockett)

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Episode #263: Whatever Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Sadder

February 10, 2018

Our sixth annual sad-songs program slams you with a couple dozen tear-inducing selections. We play sad songs all year long anyway but we always go way overboard with this one. Let us entertain you. You’ll be fine. Everything turns out all right in the end. Tally-ho and sally forth.

(0:00:00) Mecano — Hijo de la Luna (Spanish version)
(0:04:18) Your DJs Commiserate
(0:07:17) Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris — Those Memories of You
(0:11:17) Patty Griffin — Making Pies
(0:14:56) Dixie Chicks — You Were Mine
(0:18:32) Elk City — Helpless
(0:23:27) Your DJs Go Over It
(0:26:23) Jesse Winchester — Biloxi
(0:29:40) Blur — No Distance Left to Run
(0:33:26) Kate and Anna McGarrigle — I Eat Dinner
(0:38:19) The Magnetic Fields — Come Back from San Francisco
(0:41:07) Your DJs Drone On
(0:46:01) Michael Andrews and Gary Jules — Mad World (from Donnie Darko (2001))
(0:49:04) Sufjan Stevens — John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
(0:52:26) Moondog and the London Saxophonic — Bird’s Lament (In Memory of Charlie Parker)
(0:54:28) Roberta Flack — Do What You Gotta Do
(0:58:36) Your DJs Push on Regardless
(1:02:41) The Mamas and The Papas — Go Where You Wanna Go
(1:05:08) Frank Ocean — Bad Religion
(1:08:30) Richard Thompson — Why Have My Loved Ones Gone?
(1:11:47) Nirvana — Something in the Way (MTV Unplugged version)
(1:15:17) Dar Williams — You Won’t See Me
(1:18:48) Brook Benton — A House Is Not a Home
(1:21:47) Roy Orbison — Life Fades Away
(1:25:28) Chet Baker — You Don’t Know What Love Is
(1:30:19) Your DJs Soften the Blow and Leave You Feeling Better
(1:35:16) Marni Nixon (dubbing Deborah Kerr) — I Whistle a Happy Tune (from the movie The King and I (1956))

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Episode #262: Another Program That Money Can’t Buy

February 3, 2018

This week we drop another tribute or two (they’ll never end so we’d all better get used to them) plus some of our more conventional unconventional fare: covers, foreign languages, imitations, choral music, TV music, and more. If you get it now you can listen in your spare time, if you have any spare time. We do, which is why we made this for you.

(0:00:00) The Jack Dorsey Orchestra — Theme to Peyton Place
(0:02:25) Your DJs Discuss Life and Death
(0:09:06) Jack Hylton and His Orchestra — Dinah (“A Band That Money Can’t Buy”)
(0:12:19) The Merry Macs — Mairzy Doats
(0:15:03) Dinah Shore and Her Happy Valley Boys — Buttons and Bows
(0:17:04) Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra — Oh! Look at Me Now
(0:20:27) Your DJs Speak
(0:22:36) Toni Brown and Terry Garthwaite — Come Running
(0:25:12) Sarah Vaughan — You Never Give Me Your Money
(0:28:19) Elton John — Take Me to the Pilot
(0:32:02) Dave Edmunds — Girls Talk
(0:35:27) Your DJs Speak with a Guest About Phone Problems
(0:41:20) France Gall — La cloche (My Boyfriend Got a Beatle Haircut)
(0:43:21) France Gall — Les sucettes
(0:45:53) France Gall — Hippie Hippie
(0:48:35) France Gall — Il jouait du piano debout
(0:53:03) France Gall — Babacar
(0:57:50) Your DJs Discuss and Continue
(1:01:31) They Might Be Giants — Put Your Hand Inside the Puppet Head
(1:03:40) They Might Be Giants — Don’t Let’s Start
(1:06:27) Trevor Pinnock with The English Concert and Choir — For unto us a child is born (from Handel’s Messiah)
(1:10:31) Lizzo — Phone
(1:13:20) Kramer feat. Bill Frisell — Porpoise Song
(1:18:36) The Kinks — Misty Water
(1:21:39) Your DJs Wrap Up and Head Out
(1:26:53) Barry White (Robert Charles Kingston) — Premier Occasion (Theme to Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman)

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Episode #261: Straightening the Fringe on the Downstairs Carpet

January 27, 2018

It’s us again, playing DJ. Once again our idiosyncrasies are on display to provide fuel for armchair psychoanalysts. Or you could instead just download it and listen and say to yourselves “My, that’s odd!” That’s what we would prefer.

(0:00:00) Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Chailly (composer: Dmitry Shostakovich) — Jazz Suite No. 2: Waltz No. 2
(0:03:39) Your DJs Say Hello
(0:07:38) Kate Bush — Jig of Life
(0:11:55) Broken Bells — The High Road
(0:15:47) Jonathan Coulton — I’m Your Moon
(0:18:59) Phoebe Bridgers — Smoke Signals
(0:24:22) Your DJs Salute You
(0:27:31) Bob and Ray — The Gathering Dusk: Dermatologist Dr. Hoganbee
(0:31:27) Neil Diamond — Everybody’s Talkin’
(0:34:13) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — Fairyland Choo Choo/Ice Cream Truck #1
(0:35:47) Linda Ronstadt — Poor Poor Pitiful Me
(0:39:25) Old 97’s — Moonlight
(0:43:04) Your DJs Again
(0:46:45) Kellogg’s Rice Krispies — Snap, Crackle, Pop (commercial)
(0:47:42) The Murmurs — You Suck
(0:50:56) Sza — The Weekend
(0:55:53) Dinah Shore with Four Hits and a Miss and the Sonny Burke Orchestra — The Best Things in Life Are Free
(0:58:48) Luciano Pavarotti — Mattinata
(1:00:44) Your DJs Say Hello Again
(1:03:56) Carmen Sarahí — Libre Soy (Latin-American Spanish version of “Let It Go”)
(1:07:37) Barbara Long — Green Dolphin Street
(1:10:47) Kramer feat. Bill Frisell — Needles and Pins
(1:16:02) Heavenly Beat — Lengths
(1:20:04) The Avantis — Keep on Dancing
(1:21:58) Bobby Womack — How I Miss You Baby
(1:25:09) Your DJs Say Hello and Then Goodbye
(1:30:24) Seinabo Sey — Hard Time (Theme to Good Behavior)

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Episode #260: We Always End Up in a Rut

January 20, 2018

This week’s program has an extra-long too-many-versions set, plus crooners, rappers, folkies, and Sinatras. Lots of lady singers because everyone loves ladies. Also covers and show tunes, TV music, movie music, and even a mashup.  There’s a lot in there. Cast your eyes on the playlist below, or you could maybe just trust us and download it anyway.

(0:00:00) Tiny Tim — Mr. Tim Laughs/She Laughs
(0:01:43) Your DJs Present Themselves
(0:07:29) The Sinatra Family — The 12 Days of Christmas
(0:11:54) Judy Garland — I Happen to Like New York
(0:14:49) Blossom Dearie — Soon It’s Gonna Rain
(0:17:21) Taylor Swift — Gorgeous
(0:20:48) Your DJs Look Backward and Then Forward
(0:26:18) Roberta Flack — Compared to What
(0:31:30) Les McCann and Eddie Harris — Compared to What
(0:40:30) Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express — Compared to What
(0:48:21) Ray Charles with Leela James — Compared to What
(0:52:02) Your DJs Go Over It Again
(0:55:09) Anaïs Delva — Libérée, Délivrée (French version of “Let It Go”)
(0:58:51) Sarah Vaughan — Get Back
(1:01:47) Bell Book and Candle — Rescue Me (Let Your Amazement Grow)
(1:05:50) Lizzo — Good as Hell
(1:08:25) Your DJs Speak About It
(1:13:10) Ian and Sylvia — Someday Soon (Live at Newport 1965)
(1:15:43) The White Stripes — The Hardest Button to Button
(1:19:40) Blondie vs. The Doors (Mashup by Go Home Productions) — Rapture Riders (Full version)
(1:25:21) Harry Styles — From the Dining Table
(1:28:49) Your DJs Finish the Program
(1:34:51) Hans Zimmer — Main Title Theme to The Crown

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Episode #259: Tip Her Up and Down She Goes

January 13, 2018

It might be getting warmer. We might have chosen some very good music this week. You might enjoy listening to it. You might be listening to it already. That’s the picture that we keep in our heads, that keeps us going. Thanks for that.

(0:00:00) Cincinnati’s University Singers feat. Richard Perry — Little Brown Jug
(0:01:23) Your DJs Show Up
(0:05:07) Dave Brubeck — Three to Get Ready
(0:10:31) Thelma Grayson — Out of Nowhere
(0:13:07) Mike Jones Trio — Bésame Mucho
(0:19:17) Chet Baker — I Get Along Without You Very Well
(0:22:14) Your DJs Speak
(0:24:23) Whispering Jack Smith — Me and My Shadow
(0:27:37) Phoebe Bridgers — Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
(0:30:49) Carolyn Hester — The House of the Rising Sun
(0:33:12) Taylor Swift — Dancing with Our Hands Tied
(0:36:42) Your DJs Speak Again
(0:38:50) Every Mother’s Son — Dolls in the Clock
(0:40:59) Bon Iver — 8 (Circle)
(0:46:05) Tripod — Cuckold
(0:49:22) Jay-Z and Kanye West feat. Frank Ocean — No Church in the Wild
(0:53:56) Your DJs Discuss
(0:57:21) Jake Shimabukuro — While My Guitar Gently Weeps
(1:01:23) Bruce Springsteen — Reason to Believe
(1:05:44) Jenny O. — Case Study
(1:09:04) Charlotte Cardin — Big Boy
(1:11:59) Your DJs Still Speak
(1:14:32) Julie Andrews — We’ll Gather Lilacs in the Spring
(1:17:24) The Barry Sisters — I Must Be Dreaming
(1:20:01) Gene Pitney — Only Love Can Break a Heart
(1:22:48) The Beach Boys — Let’s Go Away for a While (stereo mix)
(1:25:09) Your DJs Finish Up
(1:29:36) Jimmie Rodgers (composer: Harry Ruby) — Theme to The Real McCoys

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Episode #258: The Biggest Lecture You Ever Had

January 6, 2018

This week’s program, our first of the year, has a low chat-to-music ratio. Is that because it’s too cold to talk? Have the cats gotten our tongues? Is the music just much more important this week? Have we just miscalculated? It doesn’t matter. Our usual idiosyncrasies are on display for your amusement and it costs you nothing. Please download it and elevate our small numbers just a little. It takes so little to make us content.

(0:00:00) The Beach Boys — Fun, Fun, Fun (live 1964)
(0:02:26) Your DJs Speak
(0:04:15) Shelley Fabares — Johnny Get Angry
(0:06:40) Peter, Paul and Mary — Early in the Morning
(0:08:14) Peter Yarrow — Weave Me the Sunshine
(0:12:38) Kathy Heideman — The Earth Won’t Hold Me
(0:15:46) Your DJs Report
(0:21:05) Michel Polnareff — Âme câline
(0:23:59) Raymond Lefèvre and His Orchestra — Soul Coaxing (Âme câline)
(0:26:45) Peggy March — If You Loved Me (Soul Coaxing - Âme câline)
(0:29:23) Marc Almond — Âme câline
(0:32:36) Your DJs Go Over It Again
(0:34:49) Petula Clark — Chariot
(0:37:24) Peggy March — I Will Follow Him (Chariot)
(0:40:07) Sza — Drew Barrymore
(0:43:59) Big Boi feat. B.o.B and Wavves — Shoes for Running
(0:47:51) Your DJs Speak
(0:49:43) Lotte Lenya — Speak Low
(0:52:34) Danny Kaye — Minnie the Moocher
(0:55:35) Blossom Dearie — The Gentleman Is a Dope
(0:59:52) Taylor Swift feat. Ed Sheeran and Future — End Game
(1:03:56) Your DJs Enter the Home Stretch
(1:07:16) Bob and Ray — Wally Ballou Visits a Ventriloquist Dummy Factory
(1:10:24) Spiral Starecase — More Today Than Yesterday
(1:13:47) Dalida — Tico-Tico
(1:15:30) Isaac Hayes — Theme from The Men (instrumental)
(1:19:31) Lena Horne — It Had Better Be Tonight
(1:21:49) Gwen McCrae — Love Insurance
(1:25:34) Your DJs Wrap Up
(1:30:58) Chris Reccardi — Dog Pound Hop (Theme to Ren and Stimpy) (long version)

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Episode #257: The Rarest Dish in All the Land

December 30, 2017

It’s the end of the year but not the end of an era because we’re going to keep doing this. It’s the usual genre-mixing goulash featuring music in three languages, five or six dialects, in at least a dozen styles and spanning a few decades. Plus a little chat. Herein it lies.

(0:00:00) Negativland — I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (A Cappella Mix)
(0:07:15) Your DJs Return
(0:12:30) Steeleye Span — The Boar’s Head Carol
(0:16:10) Joan Baez — The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
(0:19:30) Billy West — …Our 49th State…
(0:19:52) Ginny Arnell — Dumb Head
(0:21:56) Ray Peterson — The Wonder of You
(0:24:31) Your DJs Speak Their Minds
(0:28:28) She and Him — I Can Hear Music
(0:32:16) Taylor Swift — New Year’s Day
(0:36:12) Helen Gillet — La p’tite gayole
(0:39:46) The Head and the Heart — What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?
(0:44:12) Your DJs Discuss
(0:46:45) Steve Lawrence — The Lady Wants to Twist
(0:49:58) T. Rex — 20th Century Boy
(0:53:36) Frank Sinatra — In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
(0:56:35) Khalid — 8TEEN
(1:00:23) Your DJs Speak
(1:02:51) The Teddy Bears — Don’t You Worry My Little Pet
(1:04:48) Les Reines Prochaines — Das Sitzen ist Fertig
(1:09:00) Blossom Dearie — Boum
(1:11:09) Amy Winehouse — Half Time
(1:15:02) Yves Montand — Sous le ciel de Paris
(1:17:56) Benjamin Booker — Always Waiting
(1:20:16) Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell — My Elusive Dreams
(1:23:28) Dwight Yoakam — I Want You to Want Me
(1:26:55) Your DJs Wrap Up the Year
(1:30:40) Earle Hagen — Theme to Gomer Pyle, USMC

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Episode #256: He Prefers Christopher, I Know That

December 24, 2017

Out of nowhere, here’s a Christmas-themed episode. It just happened. We should have done it in July instead, and maybe we’ll do that too. But for now here’s a Christmas thing on Christmas Eve. Too conventional for you? We hope not. We wouldn’t waste anyone’s time, especially not yours. Please give it a whirl. A happy joyride. A merry spin.

(0:00:00) The Beatles — The Beatles’ Third Christmas Record (1965)
(0:06:23) Your DJs Greet, Discuss, Correct, and Continue
(0:13:02) Petra Haden — Carol of the Bells
(0:16:01) Betty Lloyd — Snowflakes (Part 1)
(0:19:43) Billy West and Eddie Gorodetsky — …Late Slap…
(0:20:29) Vince Guaraldi Trio — Christmas Is Coming
(0:23:51) Marvin Gaye — Purple Snowflakes
(0:26:45) Your DJs Recap
(0:30:54) Midi from somewhere — Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
(0:31:16) John Fahey — Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
(0:32:59) Margie Joseph — Christmas Gift
(0:36:26) Billy West and Eddie Gorodetsky — …Eye Pokes…
(0:37:10) Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez — Let It Go (instrumental) (from Frozen (2013))
(0:40:51) Carole King — My Favorite Things
(0:44:12) Your DJs Revisit
(0:48:30) Bowser and Blue — Hey, Santa!
(0:53:10) Run the Jewels — A Christmas Fucking Miracle
(0:57:30) Billy West and Eddie Gorodetsky — …Five More Slaps…
(0:58:23) The Deller Consort — The Boar’s Head Carol
(1:00:07) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Lena Horne — Christmas Surprise (First Performance)
(1:03:58) Your DJs Talk About It
(1:06:53) “Concert” Regina Music Box — The Skaters’ Waltz
(1:07:56) The Barr Brothers — White Christmas
(1:09:59) Billy West and Eddie Gorodetsky — …Shemp Tribute…
(1:10:35) Choir of King’s College, Cambridge — Ding Dong! Merrily on High
(1:12:53) Taylor Swift — Last Christmas
(1:16:21) Billy West and Eddie Gorodetsky — …A Final Try…
(1:17:03) Chris Smither — Coventry Carol
(1:20:17) Joshua Hyslop — Winter’s Night
(1:22:49) Your DJs Enjoyed That and Now They Wish You Well, but They’re Leaving
(1:28:24) Bob Dylan — Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

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Episode #255: Ants, Plants, Rams, Dams

December 16, 2017

We worked hard and made this for you. We were not discouraged. We moved that rubber-tree plant, we demolished that billion-kilowatt dam, we played music ranging from the hits of the 1920s to the hits of today, and we’re the better for it. Here it is.

(0:00:00) Peggy Lee — Pass Me By
(0:02:22) Your DJs Seek Closure
(0:11:52) Sophie Tucker — Stay Out of the South
(0:14:39) Barbra Streisand with Louis Armstrong — Hello, Dolly
(0:18:25) Frank Sinatra with Eddie Hodges — High Hopes (from A Hole in the Head (1959))
(0:21:06) Rosemary Clooney — The Christmas Waltz
(0:23:49) Your DJs Recap the Set
(0:28:13) The Bobs — Ring of Fire
(0:31:31) Taylor Swift — This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things
(0:35:09) Bobbie Gentry — Parchman Farm
(0:38:22) The Soul Children — I’ll Be the Other Woman
(0:41:56) Your DJs Speak Again
(0:44:58) Ann-Margret — Inka Dinka Doo
(0:46:59) The Turtles — It Ain’t Me, Babe
(0:49:06) Alvvays — Archie, Marry Me
(0:52:23) Jay-Z — 4:44
(0:57:09) Your DJs Are Still Here
(1:02:05) Folk Uke — Tonight You Belong to Me
(1:04:10) Leonard Cohen — String Reprise/Treaty
(1:08:01) Marlene Dietrich — Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt (Falling in Love Again) (from The Blue Angel (1930))
(1:11:02) Münchner Barockphilharmonie — Morgen Kinder wird's was geben
(1:13:17) Your DJs Are Not Quite Done Yet
(1:16:23) George Winston — The Snowman’s Music Box Dance
(1:18:57) Julie London — Cry Me a River
(1:21:53) Your DJs Finish Up and Rush Off
(1:24:56) Harry Nilsson (intro by Otto Preminger) — The Cast and Crew (from Skidoo (1968))

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