Episode #133: You Better Get Straight or You Might Grow Up to Be a Mule

July 25, 2015

This week you’ll hear the oldest recording by Kate and Anna known to man (well, to us, anyway). Plus sitars! Country! Covers! Standards! Pop hits that span the decades! Coke! Music from movies (honest) and music from TV! It’s a wall of sound! Spend 90 minutes with us and you probably won’t want that time back.

(0:00:00) The Mountain City Four (Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Jack Nissenson, Peter Weldon) — Blue Moon of Kentucky
(0:02:11) Your DJs Speak
(0:06:56) The Yardbirds — Heart Full of Soul (alternate version with sitar)
(0:08:49) The Grass Roots — Bella Linda
(0:11:47) The Monkees — Your Auntie Grizelda
(0:14:15) Paul Revere and The Raiders — Kicks
(0:16:41) Your DJs Speak
(0:19:40) George Harrison — Wah-Wah
(0:25:15) Beck — Blue Moon
(0:29:41) Snow Patrol with Martha Wainwright — Set the Fire to the Third Bar
(0:33:03) Jasmine Thompson — Riptide
(0:36:01) Your DJs Speak
(0:41:13) The Brooklyn Bridge — Got to Make a Deadline by Tomorrow Night (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:42:14) Nancy LaMott — Rhode Island Is Famous for You
(0:45:42) Bing Crosby and The Williams Brothers — Swinging on a Star
(0:48:11) Louis Prima — Sing, Sing, Sing
(0:50:54) Viola Dana — For All My Niggaz and Bitches
(0:54:18) Your DJs Speak
(0:57:42) Patty Loveless — How About You
(1:00:22) Kacey Musgraves — Merry Go ‘Round
(1:04:07) Sam Palladio, Chaley Rose, Jonathan Jackson — I Ain’t Leavin’ Without Your Love (from Nashville)
(1:06:52) Si Cranstoun — Tell Her About It
(1:10:26) Your DJs Speak
(1:13:03) Chicago — Get Yourself Together (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:14:03) Lord Sitar (Big Jim Sullivan) — Have You Seen Your Mother Baby (Standing in the Shadow)
(1:16:05) Sufjan Stevens — Sleeping Bear, Sault Saint Marie
(1:18:50) Tom Jones — Dimming of the Day
(1:21:49) Ben Lee — What Would Jay-Z Do?
(1:24:43) Your DJs Conclude
(1:31:46) Regina Spektor — You’ve Got Time (Theme to Orange Is the New Black)


Episode #132: Cheer Up, Sleepy Listeners

July 18, 2015

If you’re looking for a little hippie music, a little soul, some instrumentals, a few covers, a bit of hip-hop, and maybe some folk-type music, then your search is over. We have what you’re looking for right here. There’s even more: Hawaiian music, sitars, another answer-song pair, rock, ballads, Coke, TV music, and chatter. We’d tell you more but it’s all there a few lines below this one so there’s no need. All your next 90 minutes are belong to us. Please download and listen.

(0:00:00) Melanie — Ring Around the Moon
(0:00:38) Your DJs Begin
(0:03:21) Melanie — Baby Day
(0:07:02) Liz Phair — Dogs of L. A.
(0:09:24) Mary McCaslin — Blackbird
(0:11:45) Birdy — Fire and Rain
(0:14:51) Your DJs Speak
(0:20:02) Aretha Franklin — I’ve Been Walking Up and Down (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:21:03) Kirsty MacColl — They Don't Know
(0:24:03) Jessie Ware — Diamonds (originally by Rihanna)
(0:28:00) The T-Bones — No Matter What Shape Your Stomach's In
(0:30:27) A$AP Rocky — Lord Pretty Flacko Joyde 2 (LPFJ2)
(0:32:32) Your DJs Speak
(0:40:01) Danny Stewart — Les femmes d'Amérique
(0:42:33) Mo' Reese Marks — Return of the Mack
(0:46:09) Lord Sitar — Daydream Believer
(0:49:33) Matt and Kim — Can You Blame Me
(0:52:05) Your DJs Speak
(0:55:40) Carla Thomas — You've Got to Say It Louder (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:56:39) Julie London — Watermelon Man
(0:59:14) Bobby Bland — Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City
(1:03:23) Richard and Linda Thompson — Dimming of the Day (Live)
(1:07:15) Jay-Z — Heart of the City (Ain't No Love)
(1:10:57) Frank Gorshin — The Riddler
(1:13:05) Guided by Voices — I Am a Scientist
(1:15:31) Roger Miller — King of the Road
(1:17:56) Jody Miller — Queen of the House
(1:20:12) Your DJs Conclude
(1:30:32) Earle Hagen — Theme to The Dick Van Dyke Show


Episode #131: Giddy and Gay, All Day We Keep Your Hearts Laughing

July 11, 2015

You get a few extra minutes this week because we lost track of time. We hope you won’t mind because for the same low price you get a little more chatter and a little more music. Hear Etta James, Isaac Hayes, Lotte Lenya, Peter Sellers, Sophia Loren, and other people whose names you know, goodness gracious us. Plus Flanders and Swann, TMBG, MPPA, CP, 5D, NL, RT, DLS. Animal songs, dance songs, cover songs, Coca-Cola, and impossibly old TV music. Just another musical day in our obscure corner of the Internet. Come along, come along.

(0:00:00) Les Surfs — À présent tu peux t’en aller (I Only Want to Be with You)
(0:02:36) Your DJs Speak
(0:11:34) Lotta Lenya — September Song
(0:15:20) Etta James — Trust in Me
(0:18:19) Blood, Sweat and Tears — I Can’t Quit Her
(0:21:56) Isaac Hayes — Feelin’ Alright (Live at the Sahara Tahoe)
(0:27:44) Your DJs Speak
(0:34:28) Flanders and Swann — The Gnu Song
(0:37:20) They Might Be Giants — Nine Bowls of Soup
(0:39:57) Marsha Gee — Peanut Duck
(0:42:44) Chvrches — Cry Me a River (originally by Justine Timberlake)
(0:46:42) Your DJs Speak
(0:52:10) Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren — Goodness Gracious Me
(0:55:09) Matt Pond PA — In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
(0:59:03) Kate and Anna McGarrigle — I’m Losing You
(1:02:49) Cat Power — Dreams (All I Have to Do Is Dream)
(1:05:35) Your DJs Speak
(1:09:15) The 5th Dimension — It’s a Great Golden Day (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:10:15) Nancy LaMott — Moon River
(1:13:20) Jasmine Thompson — Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
(1:16:35) Richard Thompson with Dolores Keane and Mary Black — Dimming of the Day
(1:20:12) De La Soul — The Magic Number
(1:23:28) Blondie — I’m Gonna Love You Too
(1:25:33) Grateful Dead — Sugar Magnolia
(1:28:50) Your DJs, At Last, Conclude
(1:37:46) Richard Mack — Theme to I Married Joan


Episode #130: When Cats Used to Harmonize

July 4, 2015

For the Fourth we get marchier than usual but you’ll still hear movie music and TV music, old and new music, very new and very old music, kid music and grown-up music, and another answer-song pair. And even more. We don’t care for rings or other expensive things, we just care for you, our listeners. Because you’re listening.

(0:00:00) Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Herbert von Karajan — Radetzky March
(0:02:22) Your DJs Speak
(0:06:02) Vienna Boys’ Choir — Radetzky March
(0:08:29) Nota Bene — Radetsky March
(0:11:00) Arsis Handbell Ensemble — Radetzky March
(0:14:30) Mary Schneider — Radetzky March Yodel
(0:16:47) Your DJs Explain
(0:23:46) The Tornadoes — Telstar
(0:27:03) Matt and Kim — Hey Now
(0:30:02) Ann-Margret — My Last Date (With You)
(0:32:39) Lauryn Hill — Doo Wop (That Thing)
(0:37:59) Your DJs Speak
(0:42:05) Lee Dorsey — 20 Long Miles from Town (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:43:06) Elizabeth Mitchell — Hey Bo Diddley
(0:46:00) Kings of Leon — California Waiting
(0:49:27) Ed Norton, Natasha Lyonne — My Baby Just Cares for Me (from Everyone Says I Love You (1996))
(0:53:28) Adele — First Love
(0:56:36) Your DJs Speak
(1:04:56) Peter Soave — The Stars and Stripes Forever
(1:08:32) Ray LaMontagne and The Pariah Dogs — For the Summer
(1:12:35) James Last — Mr. Giant Man
(1:16:38) Beastie Boys — Hey Ladies (Paul Nice Mix)
(1:19:57) Ray Charles — Hit the Road Jack
(1:21:54) The Chantels — Well I Told You
(1:24:20) Your DJs Conclude
(1:30:53) Polaris — Hey Sandy (Theme to The Adventures of Pete and Pete)


Episode #129: After Six Hours of School We’ve Had Enough for the Day

June 27, 2015

We hit the radio dial and turn it up all the way. Not really, but volume has never been our thing. We have to crank up our own volume just to be heard. Listen and hear us chat about the songs we play that are drawn from every decade from the 1940s up to the present day. Except for one decade. We won’t tell you what that is. We think it’s an excellent assortment anyway.

(0:00:00) Dolly Parton — Love Is Like a Butterfly
(0:02:19) Your DJs Speak
(0:04:02) The Beach Boys — Dance, Dance, Dance (tracking session)
(0:06:15) Frederick Knight — I Wanna Play with You
(0:09:02) The Hollies — I’m Alive
(0:11:26) Keira Knightley — Tell Me If You Wanna Go Home (from Begin Again (2014))
(0:15:05) Your DJs Speak
(0:20:37) Vanessa Paradis — Joe le taxi (Long version)
(0:25:53) Jasmine Thompson — Thinking Out Loud
(0:29:55) The Velvet Underground — All Tomorrow’s Parties
(0:35:53) Breathe Owl Breathe — Dogwalkers of the New Age
(0:39:39) Your DJs Speak
(0:45:45) Ray Charles — When I Come Home to You in the Evening (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:47:12) New Riders of the Purple Sage — Glendale Train
(0:50:12) The New Basement Tapes — Spanish Mary
(0:55:41) Loreena McKennitt — The Bonny Swans
(0:59:40) Grizzly Bear — Two Weeks
(1:03:43) Your DJs Speak
(1:06:38) Peggy Lee — Studio Talk and false start on “Mañana”
(1:08:04) Peggy Lee — Mañana
(1:11:01) The New Birth — It’s Impossible
(1:14:31) Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass — A Banda
(1:16:40) Kendrick Lamar — King Kunta
(1:20:36) Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs — Sugar Shack
(1:22:35) Georgia Lynn — Sugar Shack Queen
(1:24:46) Your DJs Conclude
(1:29:36) The Partridge Family — Come on Get Happy (Theme to The Partridge Family)


Episode #128: Spread Sunshine All Over the Place, Blah, Blah, Blah

June 21, 2015

It’s our Father’s Day episode! But we scarcely mention fathers or daughters at all. No matter. Hear show tunes, movie music, TV music, pop, Snoop, and a genuine Billboard 100 hit. Listen to Hayley Mills, Kate and Anna, and The Beach Boys, oh my goodness! Learn about Coke from a creditable source, hear music in a language that’s neither English nor French, and maybe even hear Tico-Tico again (we’re not done with it yet). Cheap at half the price. We’re sitting here waiting for your download. Please.

(0:00:00) Hayley Mills and Hayley Mills — Let’s Get Together (from The Parent Trap (1961))
(0:01:28) Your DJs Speak
(0:08:18) The Beach Boys — Do It Again
(0:10:36) Cub — Voracious
(0:12:52) The Primitives — Petals
(0:15:23) Jenny Lewis — She’s Not Me
(0:19:31) Your DJs Speak
(0:23:14) The Beach Boys — Cool, Cool Water
(0:28:16) Ed Sheeran — Thinking Out Loud
(0:33:15) Gipsy Kings — You’ve Got a Friend in Me (Spanish version)
(0:35:28) Pink Martini — Mar Desconocido (Uncharted Sea)
(0:38:38) Your DJs Speak
(0:43:07) The Seekers — Things Go Better With Coca-Cola (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:44:38) Rodolphe Raffalli Quartet — Tico-Tico
(0:48:20) Aaron Neville — Humdinger
(0:50:57) Jim Cummings — The Wonderful Thing about Tiggers
(0:51:31) Freddy Cannon — Action
(0:53:39) Snoop Dogg — Peaches N Cream
(0:59:22) Your DJs Speak
(1:02:53) Kate and Anna McGarrigle — Sugar Baby
(1:07:20) Chris Mann feat. Christina Aguilera — The Blower's Daughter
(1:12:23) Harry Nilsson — Blondie and Dagwood: Shady Lane
(1:15:59) Ella Fitzgerald — I’ve Got Five Dollars
(1:18:39) Ann Miller — Why Can’t You Behave (from the MGM film Kiss Me Kate (1953))
(1:22:40) Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh — Put on a Happy Face (from Bye Bye Birdie (1963))
(1:26:15) Your DJs Conclude
(1:32:09) Quincy Jones — Theme to Ironside


Episode #127: Here Comes Your Baby, of Whom You Should Take Good Care

June 13, 2015

Another weekend, another 90 minutes of musical variations bound loosely together with marginally-related chit and chat. We’re a little quieter this time but you’ll still hear some blistering guitar licks from Richard Thompson plus too many covers of the same 60s song. Plus we play even more 60s songs, and some TV music and some four-hands piano music. Oh, and silly songs and country songs and rap songs and ballads and it’s all good. And we did it quickly and we didn’t complain! And neither will you, if you’ll just download it and listen. We wouldn’t dream of wasting your time or ours.

(0:00:00) Richard and John Contiguglia (Percy Grainger, composer) — Molly on the Shore
(0:04:10) Your DJs Speak
(0:07:14) Clare Bowen, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio — My Song (from Nashville)
(0:10:00) Tim Hardin — Misty Roses
(0:11:58) Nancy LaMott — On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe
(0:15:03) Cat Power — The Greatest
(0:18:25) Your DJs Speak
(0:25:04) Richard and Linda Thompson — Shoot Out the Lights
(0:30:25) The Rascals — A Beautiful Morning
(0:33:24) John Sebastian — Fa-Fana-Fa
(0:36:11) Action Bronson — Brand New Car
(0:38:34) Your DJs Speak
(0:43:50) Jay and The Techniques — Baby It’s Raining (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:44:50) The Tremeloes — Here Comes My Baby
(0:47:37) Davy Jones — Here Comes My Baby
(0:51:00) Yo La Tengo — Here Comes My Baby
(0:53:30) Elizabeth Mitchell — Here Comes My Baby
(0:55:35) Your DJs Speak
(1:02:11) Delaney and Bonnie and Friends — Never-Ending Song of Love
(1:05:31) Blur — Lonesome Street
(1:10:17) The Rokes — Eccola di Nuovo (Here Comes My Baby)
(1:13:40) Tina Turner — Missing You
(1:18:17) Bobby Vee — Take Good Care of My Baby
(1:20:45) Sammi Lynn — You Should Know I’m Still Your Baby
(1:23:14) Your DJs Conclude
(1:31:06) Andrew Gold (Don Was and Paul Reiser, composers) — The Final Frontier (Theme to Mad About You)


Episode #126: Velvet Gown, Pink Lapel

June 6, 2015

We play our favorite music for you so that you won’t have to guess what we like. This time we have some choice instrumentals, some movie music that you young folks will enjoy, and covers! (Always with the covers.) You’ll also hear a show tune, two versions of an uncomfortable Goffin/King song, oldies, newies, goodies, a little TV music, Tico-Tico, Bob and Ray, Drake, and a little more. That should hold you for a while, provided you download it and listen. For goodness’ sake, give us a minute to catch our breath now, will you please?

(0:00:00) Percy Faith — Swedish Rhapsody
(0:03:09) Your DJs Speak
(0:05:04) Herman’s Hermits — Dandy
(0:07:03) Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons — Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright
(0:10:01) Nancy LaMott — Downtown
(0:13:45) The Byrds — What’s Happening?!?!
(0:16:20) Your DJs Speak
(0:21:59) Mongo Santamaria — Yeh, Yeh
(0:25:03) The Crystals — He Hit Me (It Felt Like a Kiss)
(0:28:01) Kramer — He Hit Me (It Felt Like a Kiss)
(0:31:44) Drake — Know Yourself
(0:35:19) Your DJs Speak
(0:39:15) Roy Orbison — Things Go Better with Coca-Cola (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:40:15) Ali Project — Tico-Tico no Fubá
(0:45:01) John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John — You’re the One That I Want (from Grease (1978))
(0:47:50) Jerry Orbach, Rita Gardner — Round and Round (from The Fantasticks (1960))
(0:53:49) Coyote Shivers — Sugarhigh (from Empire Records (1995))
(0:56:25) Your DJs Speak
(1:02:18) Bob and Ray — Blimmix
(1:05:05) The Platters — Harbor Lights
(1:08:18) Brian Wilson feat. She and Him — On the Island
(1:10:31) Dennis Wilson — Rainbows
(1:13:19) Your DJs Speak
(1:15:39) Debbie Reynolds — Mean to Me
(1:18:13) Alabama Shakes — Sound and Color
(1:21:15) John Sebastian — Singing the Blues
(1:23:36) Stevie Wonder — Stay Gold (from The Outsiders (1983))
(1:27:10) Your DJs Conclude
(1:32:24) Patrick Williams — Theme to The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd


Episode #125: Band-Aids Work Very Well on Small Cuts

May 30, 2015

This week we have selections from the 1950s through to yesterday and almost every decade in between. We might have missed a couple of decades in there but you shouldn’t mind. You’ll hear finger-snapping instrumentals, wacky impressions, celebrity gossip, folk music, covers, Bob and Ray, and more, including reasonably new music by The Primitives and by Calvin Broadus. Plus girls, girls, girls! May ends but June begins. It’s always something. Please, download and listen.

(0:00:00) Kay Thompson with Orchestra conducted by Archie Bleyer — Eloise
(0:02:15) Your DJs Speak and Make a Few Corrections
(0:07:48) The Primitives — Spin-O-Rama
(0:10:32) Bobby Bare — 500 Miles from Home
(0:13:14) Peter, Paul and Mary — Bamboo
(0:15:46) Nellie McKay — Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying
(0:18:09) The Primitives — Let’s Go ‘Round Again
(0:19:26) Your DJs Speak
(0:24:56) Pérez Prado — Guaglione
(0:27:19) The McGuire Sisters — Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)
(0:30:23) Julie London — I Guess I’ll Have to Change My Plan
(0:32:11) Taylor Swift — Bad Blood
(0:35:42) Your DJs Speak
(0:39:48) The Box Tops — Hey There, Taxi, Get Out of My Way (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:40:49) Winifred Atwell — Plink, Plank, Plunk
(0:42:47) Jenny Lewis — Pelican Bay
(0:45:56) The Juliana Hatfield Three — Spin the Bottle
(0:48:20) Liz Phair — Chopsticks
(0:50:26) Your DJs Speak
(0:56:16) Bob and Ray — Squad Car 119: Lunchmeat Problems
(1:00:02) Ellie Goulding — Love Me Like You Do (from Fifty Shades of Grey (2014))
(1:04:20) The Stellas — Baba O’Riley
(1:07:56) Mumford and Sons — Tesselate (originally by Alt-J)
(1:10:56) Your DJs Speak
(1:15:28) Peter Cook — Georgia on My Mind
(1:18:40) Snoop Dogg feat. Stevie Wonder — California Roll
(1:22:51) Chris Calabrese — You Can Fly! You Can Fly! You Can Fly!
(1:24:17) Mimi and Richard Farina — Hamish (instrumental)
(1:26:06) Your DJs Conclude
(1:29:50) ABC Television Orchestra (composers: Joseph Barbera, Hoyt Curtin, William Hanna) — Theme to The Jetsons


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