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


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)


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


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


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))


Episode #254: Filled with Down of Goose

December 9, 2017

It got so cold! Never mind, just stay indoors to listen. If we had any listeners in the southern hemisphere we might give them different advice but you guys should be fine with this one, which has many of our familiar idiosyncrasies on display. Please proceed, listeners.

(0:00:00) Kitty Wells — Walk Through This World with Me
(0:02:14) Your DJs Are Here Again
(0:08:11) Traffic — John Barleycorn Must Die (first version)
(0:13:16) War — All Day Music
(0:16:26) The Carter Family — I Never Will Marry
(0:18:58) Slim Whitman — Red River Valley
(0:22:08) Your DJs Recap
(0:25:19) The Sundays — Joy
(0:29:29) Christine and The Queens — Tilted (English version of “Christine”)
(0:33:41) Hayley Mills — Johnny Jingo
(0:35:20) Carla Thomas — B-A-B-Y
(0:38:16) Your DJs Speak to You, Not Down to You
(0:40:38) The Roches — My Winter Coat
(0:49:05) Taylor Swift — Delicate
(0:52:55) Catherine O’Hara — What Do You Get the Man Who Has Nothing (Live)
(0:57:01) Gwen Stefani feat. Blake Shelton — You Make It Feel Like Christmas
(0:59:36) Your DJs Speak
(1:03:46) Harry Nilsson with Jimmy Webb — Love Hurts
(1:07:07) Radiohead — Give Up the Ghost
(1:12:19) Petula Clark — Blackbird
(1:14:39) Khalid — Saved
(1:18:07) Helen Gillet — Ne me quitte pas
(1:22:49) The Pointer Sisters — I’m So Excited (single version)
(1:26:42) Your DJs Wrap It
(1:33:50) Stu Phillips (composer) — Opening and Closing Themes to McCloud


Episode #253: It Has to Be Medical Experiments for the Lot of You

December 2, 2017

December comes in like…well, we sure don’t know. Words fail us even though we sometimes use a lot of them on our little programs. Music and chat, that’s what it says, and we deliver. Covers, country, calliope, rags, rap, pop, and more. Grab this and another one will be on its way soon.

(0:00:00) William Bolcom — Graceful Ghost
(0:04:05) Your DJs Arrive
(0:10:20) The Moody Blues — Go Now!
(0:13:31) Tobi Legend — Time Will Pass You By
(0:16:34) Livingston Taylor — Isn’t She Lovely
(0:21:02) Jay-Z — Marcy Me
(0:23:56) Your DJs Speak
(0:30:09) Helen Gillet — Quand je marche
(0:35:02) Madeleine Peyroux — Careless Love
(0:39:22) The New Basement Tapes feat. Rhiannon Giddens — Duncan and Jimmy
(0:43:31) Klaatu — Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft
(0:50:45) Your DJs Speak
(0:54:00) Monty Python — Every Sperm Is Sacred/Bloody Catholics/The Adventures of Martin Luther
(1:03:30) Reba McEntire — Going Out Like That
(1:07:23) Clare Bowen and Chris Carmack — Little Darlin’
(1:10:55) Run-D.M.C. — I’m Not Going Out Like That
(1:15:51) Verne Langdon — Song of the Nairobi Trio (Solfeggio)
(1:18:17) Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams — Gonna Get Along Without You Now
(1:21:10) Nitty Gritty Dirt Band — Mr. Bojangles
(1:24:46) Your DJs Depart
(1:31:15) Henry Mancini (composer) — Theme to The NBC Sunday Mystery Movie


Episode #252: We Find Adventure Everywhere

November 25, 2017

It’s back to the old grind for us, for you, for everyone: movie music, TV music, folk and pop, rhythm and blues, covers, too many versions, languages other than English that are hard to understand and even harder to speak, music older than all of us and other music younger than your neighbor’s new baby who won’t stop crying. This is our stop along the way. The world is our friend. Especially if we get a few downloads. There’s no money in it for us but we like to please. Pleasure, that’s our currency.

(0:00:00) Elmer Bernstein — Main Title Theme to The Great Escape (1963)
(0:02:28) Your DJs Greet You
(0:08:23) Richard Thompson Band — Pennsylvania 6-5000 (live in Cannes, 1984)
(0:13:51) Bob Dylan and Bette Midler — Buckets of Rain
(0:17:48) Bob Dylan — Desolation Row (live in Prague, 1995-03-12)
(0:26:31) The Persuaders — Thin Line Between Love and Hate
(0:29:56) Your DJs Relate
(0:35:11) Jean-Pierre Masson — Auprès de ma blonde
(0:38:21) Elvis Presley — I Love Only One Girl (from Double Trouble (1967))
(0:40:14) Véronique Gens (soprano), L’Orchestre National de Lille — Auprès de ma blonde
(0:43:25) Helen Gillet — Auprès de ma blonde
(0:46:53) Your DJs Go Over That Again
(0:50:31) Dinah Shore with Sonny Burke and His Orchestra — Shoo-Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy
(0:53:18) Taylor Swift — Getaway Car
(0:57:31) Ebba Forsberg — Vem genom eld (Who by Fire)
(1:01:33) Gwen Stefani — White Christmas
(1:04:40) Your DJs Speak
(1:08:41) Laibach — 2525 (In the Year 2525)
(1:12:30) Jasmine Thompson and Sabrina Carpenter — Sign of the Times
(1:16:38) Nina Simone — Summertime (instrumental and vocal) (live at Town Hall, 1959)
(1:22:21) The Partridge Family — Doesn’t Somebody Want to Be Wanted
(1:25:08) Your DJs Conclude
(1:30:25) Jerry Scoggins (Ronald Stein, composer) — Road Without End (Opening and Closing Themes to The Littlest Hobo (1963))


Episode #251: Re-creations for Your Recreation

November 18, 2017

If you bet against us reaching five years then you lost your money. We made it! We warned you. As compensation for your loss we present to you our fifth-anniversary program complete with an interesting gimmick and then another one (Gimmick 1 and Gimmick 2). Enough gimmicks and you end up with an extra-long program but we know most of you are fine with that because you told us so. Is this a new program or is it just an old one in clean clothing? Download it and see, uh, hear. In the meantime we’ll flip the calendar here and get ready for Year Six. See youse later.

(0:00:00) Your DJs Speak Out of Turn
(0:05:29) Leo Kottke — Little Martha
(0:08:06) Black Francis with Joey Santiago — The Cover of the Rolling Stone
(0:11:40) Colin James — Oh Well
(0:15:26) Dread Zeppelin — Black Mountain Side
(0:17:27) Your DJs Reminisce
(0:21:15) Shania Twain — Up! (live in Las Vegas, 2015)
(0:24:12) Tin Tin Out with Shelley Nelson — Here's Where the Story Ends
(0:28:14) Vanessa Peters — All That I Want
(0:31:22) Sarah Vaughan — Take the “A” Train
(0:34:02) Your DJs Are Living in the Past
(0:36:55) The Chordettes — Tall Paul
(0:38:27) Tracey Ullmann — Where the Boys Are
(0:40:53) A bailar calypso — Ritmos Latinos
(0:44:19) The Flying Guitar — Barabajagal
(0:47:01) Your DJs Conclude This Particular Gimmick
(0:52:40) Will Sexton and Simone Stevens — Come Josephine in My Flying Machine
(0:55:55) Your DJs Continue with Another Gimmick
(0:56:46) The Allman Brothers Band — Ramblin’ Man
(1:01:33) Dr Hook and The Medicine Show — Sylvia’s Mother
(1:05:17) Fleetwood Mac — The Chain (demo)
(1:10:42) Pickin’ on Led Zeppelin — Over the Hills and Far Away
(1:15:33) Your DJs Recap
(1:18:39) Shania Twain — Half Breed
(1:21:51) The Sundays — I Kicked a Boy
(1:24:47) The Weepies — Happiness
(1:28:14) Esquivel — Blue Christmas
(1:30:40) Your DJs Continue with One More Set
(1:33:03) Annette Funicello — Italianette
(1:35:37) Connie Francis — Vus Geven Is Geven
(1:38:54) Elli Medeiros — Toi mon toit
(1:42:31) Donovan — I Love My Shirt
(1:45:50) Your DJs Are Always Looking Ahead, Not Back
(1:50:57) Billy Murray and Ada Jones — Shine On, Harvest Moon


Episode #250: So Long New York, Howdy East Orange

November 11, 2017

We mark 250 episodes, a number renowned by the ancients, by featuring a representative mixture of artists, genres, songs, tunes, instrumentals, covers, genres, eras, and foreign languages that we like and that some of you claim to like also. There’s something for everyone over the age of 40. That’s probably the lower end of our age demographic. (If only there were some way to know!) Please humor us and download this while it’s still here. Charmed, we’re sure.

(0:00:00) Bob Dylan — Talkin’ New York
(0:03:17) Your DJs Reach a Millstone, We Mean Milestone
(0:06:56) Elizabeth Howell, Karen Shepard, Muriel O'Malley, Patricia Neway — Maria (from The Sound of Music (Original Broadway Cast) (1959))
(0:10:16) Yvonne Elliman — I Don’t Know How to Love Him (from Jesus Christ Superstar (1970 concept album))
(0:13:49) Anthony Newley — Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) (from The Roar of the Greasepaint, the Smell of the Crowd (Original Broadway Cast) (1965))
(0:17:39) Original Cast of Star Light Express — Light at the End of the Tunnel (from Star Light Express (Original London Cast) (1984))
(0:22:13) Your DJs Speak
(0:26:03) Camille Berthollet, Julie Berthollet — Tico-Tico no fubá
(0:27:56) Madeleine Peyroux — You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
(0:31:45) Ebba Forsberg — Halleluja (Hallelujah)
(0:37:35) Snoop Doggy Dogg feat. Nate Dogg, Warren G, Nanci Fletcher, Kurupt — Ain’t No Fun (If the Homies Can’t Have None)
(0:41:44) Your DJs Explain
(0:44:49) Bob Dylan — Wigwam
(0:47:56) Grateful Dead — Candyman
(0:54:07) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Sonata for Piano and Celeste
(0:59:43) Sharon, Lois and Bram — The Smile on the Crocodile
(1:00:40) Your DJs Interrupt but Only Briefly
(1:02:21) Ben Folds Five — Video Killed the Radio Star
(1:06:02) Taco — Puttin’ on the Ritz
(1:10:56) Jack Hylton and His Orchestra — Button Up Your Overcoat
(1:14:12) Beastie Boys — Sabotage
(1:17:11) Kate and Anna McGarrigle — Rainbow Ride
(1:21:44) Joni Mitchell — A Strange Boy
(1:26:01) Your DJs Speak, Contemplate, and Leave
(1:32:28) Johnny Cash (composers: Richard Markowitz, Andrew J. Fenady) — The Ballad of Johnny Yuma (Theme to The Rebel)