Episode #180: You’re Probably Wondering What Happened to Grandma and Grandpa

June 18, 2016

Maybe we talk too much this week but that makes it more lifelike. We live full, rich lives that include a middle-school choral group, The Velvet Underground, crooners like Nat King Cole, a new jet airport, piano tunes played on horns, mixtapes, banjos, and a lot more. How the hell are you? This is our show, in case you didn’t know.

(0:00:00) Edison School Seventh Grade Chorus — Medley from Toy Story 2: Woody’s Roundup/When She Loved Me/You’ve Got a Friend in Me
(0:05:39) Your DJs Start
(0:14:46) Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle — You Were on My Mind
(0:17:43) Jewel — A Boy Needs a Bike
(0:21:51) Steve Martin and Edie Brickell — Always Will
(0:24:16) Sturgill Simpson — In Bloom
(0:28:17) Your DJs Speak
(0:34:07) Rex Allen, Rhoda Williams — The Carousel of Progress, Part 5: The Future
(0:38:08) Josh Ritter — Monster Ballads
(0:42:36) Claudine Longet — That’s No Way to Say Goodbye
(0:45:31) The Velvet Underground — Stephanie Says
(0:48:20) Your DJs Talk
(0:55:02) Perry Como — It’s Impossible
(0:58:16) Nat King Cole — These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)
(1:02:02) Blossom Dearie — Always True to You in My Fashion
(1:04:52) Johnny Mathis — Wonderful! Wonderful!
(1:07:41) Your DJs Speak Again
(1:15:21) Ruth Etting — Cryin’ for the Carolines
(1:18:15) Elvis Presley — The Yellow Rose of Texas/The Eyes of Texas
(1:21:33) The Canadian Brass — Handful of Keys
(1:24:13) Chance the Rapper feat. Young Thug and Lil Yachty — Mixtape
(1:29:04) Your DJs Talk Too Much
(1:39:52) Steven Banks — My Name Is Steven (Opening and Closing Themes to The Steven Banks Show)


Episode #179: Does That Mean You’re Not Coming?

June 11, 2016

Selections this week range from the familiar to the peculiar, from old to new, from the thirties to just the other day, from Coke to oblivion, from Manhattan to Long Island, and we did it all on two cups of tea and a piece of toast. Spend your podcast dollars here.

(0:00:00) Lyda Roberti and Harold Arlen — I’ve Got to Have Music (1931 private recording)
(0:03:07) Your DJs Say Hello
(0:08:10) Tiny Tim feat. Richard Barone and Terre Roche — I’ve Never Seen a Straight Banana
(0:11:38) Wu-Tang vs. The Beatles — Save Me Dear
(0:14:43) Cyndi Lauper — Funnel of Love
(0:17:58) The Emperors — Looking for My Baby
(0:20:24) Your DJs Speak
(0:26:32) Rex Allen, Rhoda Williams, Barbara Luddy — The Carousel of Progress, Part 4: The 1940s
(0:30:24) JBM — July on the Sound
(0:37:32) Dave Mason and Cass Elliott — Too Much Truth, Too Much Love
(0:41:24) Drake — Hotline Bling
(0:45:48) Your DJs Intrude
(0:52:05) We Five — How to Make a Soft Drink Commercial
(0:59:41) Laura Branigan — Gloria
(1:04:52) Betty Walker, Arlene Golonka — A Call from Long Island
(1:07:36) Tommy Dorsey and His Clambake Seven — The Big Apple
(1:10:16) Your DJs Discuss
(1:12:53) The Monkees — I Was There (And I’m Told I Had a Good Time)
(1:15:07) Aluna George — Thinkin’ Bout You (originally by Frank Ocean)
(1:18:21) Bobby Vinton — Blue on Blue
(1:20:44) Taylor Swift — This Love
(1:24:53) Your DJs Conclude
(1:31:02) Jack Keller, Howard Greenfield — Opening and Closing Themes to Bewitched


Episode #178: Cut That Out, Buster!

June 4, 2016

This week you’ll hear a touching story that you’ve all heard a thousand times before, plus some familiar tunes. But if we’re doing this right you’ll also hear some things you’ve maybe never heard before. We have folk, Flemish, pop, jazz, rock, country, Bob, Ray, Coke, Chance, songs about bad men and spies, and more. No clunkers. We wouldn’t lie. People ask us how we do it. The answer is simple: volume! Please download our bits.

(0:00:00) Fred Willard — The True Story of Christmas
(0:05:37) Your DJs Say Hello
(0:08:44) Jacques Brel — Laat me niet alleen (Ne me quitte pas)
(0:13:10) Sondre Lerche — Words and Music
(0:16:38) Julius La Rosa — Eh, Cumpari
(0:19:03) Chance the Rapper feat. Knox Fortune — All Night
(0:21:23) Your DJs Speak
(0:26:12) Bobby Goldsboro — Have a Good Day (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:27:13) Rex Allen, Rhoda Williams, Mel Blanc — The Carousel of Progress, Part 3: The 1920s
(0:31:02) Iron and Wine — Grace for Saints and Ramblers
(0:34:55) Carole King — The Locomotion
(0:37:24) Adele — When We Were Young
(0:42:11) Your DJs Speak
(0:45:31) Bob and Ray — Matt Neffer, Boy Spotwelder: Matt Goes Through the Encyclopedia
(0:48:46) The White Stripes — Apple Blossom
(0:50:59) The Monkees — Me and Magdalena
(0:54:31) The Barr Brothers — Love Ain’t Enough
(0:59:20) Your DJs Speak
(1:02:09) Dottie West — I Was Raised on Country Sunshine (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:03:10) Mose Allison — Baby Please Don’t Go
(1:05:25) Mississippi John Hurt — Stagolee
(1:11:24) Ian and Sylvia — Four Strong Winds
(1:14:50) Wallace Collection — Daydream
(1:19:04) Sam Phillips — Power World
(1:22:51) Lucinda Williams — Changed the Locks (WXPN Live at the World Café)
(1:26:53) Your DJs Finish
(1:32:16) Nathan Barr — Opening and Closing Themes to The Americans


Episode #177: Apple Trees and Honey Bees and Snow-White Turtle Doves

May 29, 2016

Better late than never. That’s what we say whenever we’re late, and we’re sure you agree. Consider the alternative. Luckily, instead of no program at all, we’ll tell you what you really really want: you want to hear a long-overdue happy song plus brand new hits, technological marvels, country, Coke, a visit to the supermarket, covers, soul, and even more. We give you the answer that you endorse. We’re always on a steady course. Download it before the weekend gets away from you. You’re welcome.

(0:00:00) The London Double Bass Sound — Wannabe
(0:02:55) Your DJs Return
(0:11:57) The New Seekers — I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)
(0:14:18) The Rolling Stones — I’m Free
(0:16:44) The Monkees — You Bring the Summer
(0:19:44) One Direction — Up All Night
(0:22:56) Your DJs Intrude
(0:29:15) The Valentines — When You’re Having Fun Together (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:30:14) Rex Allen, Rhoda Williams, Mel Blanc, Clarence Nash — The Carousel of Progress, Part 2: The Turn of the Century
(0:34:08) Beyoncé — Hold Up
(0:38:06) Bob Dylan — Young at Heart
(0:41:01) Ryan Adams — I Know Places
(0:46:12) Your DJs Ramble
(0:51:12) Bob and Ray — Matt Neffer, Boy Spotwelder: At the Supermarket
(0:54:36) The Stylistics — Break Up to Make Up
(0:58:33) The Coasters — Shoppin’ for Clothes
(1:01:30) Lupe Fiasco feat. Jill Scott — Daydreamin’
(1:05:24) Your DJs Discuss
(1:08:35) Billy Joe Royal — I’m Gonna Sing My Song (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:09:33) Sam Palladio and Clare Bowen — If I Didn’t Know Better
(1:12:30) Sturgill Simpson — Welcome to Earth (Pollywog)
(1:17:40) Vanessa Paradis — Walk on the Wild Side
(1:22:01) Rachael Yamagata — I’ll Find a Way
(1:27:14) Your DJs Wrap Up
(1:36:14) Jay Livingston (Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, composers) — Theme to Mr. Ed


Episode #176: Other Fancy Stuff

May 21, 2016

There’s a great big beautiful podcast shining at the end of every week. Maybe it’s this one. Thrill to odd covers, pop hits, teen idols, soft drinks, game shows, and more, with Walt Disney’s optimism infusing it all. Please yourselves.

(0:00:00) Rex Allen — The Carousel of Progress, Part 1: Intro
(0:04:02) Your DJs Speak
(0:11:28) Gerry and the Pacemakers — How Do You Do It?
(0:13:22) Pink Martini and Saori Yuki — Puff, the Magic Dragon
(0:17:10) Mary Travers — The Song Is Love
(0:20:09) Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders — Game of Love
(0:22:15) Your DJs Speak
(0:27:45) Bobby Curtola — Things Go Better with Coke (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:28:42) Camera Obscura — Break It to You Gently
(0:32:28) Will Young — Hey Ya! (originally by OutKast)
(0:37:47) The Everly Brothers — Gone, Gone, Gone
(0:39:50) Beyoncé — Sorry
(0:43:40) Your DJs Speak
(0:49:50) Bob and Ray — Matt Neffer, Boy Spotwelder: Matt’s in a State of Upset
(0:53:43) Mad Lads — I Want a Girl
(0:56:27) The Birds — La poupée qui fait non
(1:00:03) Gang Starr — Take Two and Pass
(1:03:19) Your DJs Speak
(1:08:45) Sonny James — Apache
(1:11:33) Wilco — The Jolly Banker
(1:15:25) She and Him — God Only Knows
(1:18:06) Ray LaMontagne — Part One: Homecoming
(1:26:36) Your DJs Finish
(1:31:28) Robert Israel — Theme to The Match Game (1973 version)


Episode #175: We’ll Wear Our Pink Party Hats

May 14, 2016

And we’ll play some Scrabble with the guys, and we’ll listen to some chatter and some music, old and new. Just another brash display of idiosyncrasy in this week’s episode, so like and yet so unlike all the other episodes. Download automatically and listen at your leisure. It’s leisure-time listening.

(0:00:00) The Barrow Poets — The Pheasant Plucker’s Song
(0:03:09) Your DJs Say Hello
(0:10:24) The Monkees — She Makes Me Laugh
(0:13:24) OutKast — SpottieOttieDopaliscious
(0:20:31) The Moody Blues — Your Wildest Dreams
(0:25:22) Beyoncé — All Night
(0:30:43) Your DJs Chat
(0:35:40) Thompson Twins — Coke Is It! (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:36:43) Christopher and Michael — Wir sind am Ende (Eve of Destruction)
(0:39:59) Sondre Lerche — Pioneer
(0:42:23) Robert Plant and Alison Krauss — Gone, Gone, Gone
(0:45:55) Ellen McIlwaine — Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven (But Nobody Wants to Die)
(0:48:21) Your DJs Continue
(0:54:04) Bob and Ray — Matt Neffer, Boy Spotwelder: Matt’s First Editions
(0:57:22) Badly Drawn Boy — The Shining
(1:03:00) Jewels and Binoculars — Visions of Johanna
(1:08:01) Bud Powell — Comin’ Up (alternate take)
(1:13:28) Your DJs Speak
(1:19:13) Phil Leeds — Would You Believe It?
(1:21:11) Connie Francis — My Yiddishe Momme
(1:25:22) Kenneth Nelson, Rita Gardner — Soon It’s Gonna Rain (from The Fantasticks (1960))
(1:29:59) Thompson Twins — Lies
(1:33:11) Your DJs Finish Up
(1:37:22) Paul Leonard-Morgan — Theme to Limitless


Episode #174: A Cookie with Marshmallow on It

May 7, 2016

We start this week with a little tribute to Mr. Prince and then move onto unusual covers, forgotten hits, remembered hits, current hits, beat poetry, the songs of our youth and yours, and more like that, plus a little chit-chat. It might be raining out there but we’re warm and dry in here. Come along.

(0:00:00) Bruce Springsteen — Purple Rain (Live in Brooklyn 2016-04-23)
(0:06:09) Your DJs Arrive
(0:11:18) Sheila E. — The Glamorous Life (single version)
(0:15:01) Cyndi Lauper — When You Were Mine
(0:20:00) Wiener Sängerknaben — Nothing Compares to You
(0:24:07) Prince and The Revolution — Let’s Go Crazy
(0:28:47) Your DJs Discuss
(0:32:45) Kool and The Gang — Coke Radio (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:33:45) Sandy Posey — Single Girl
(0:36:16) Beyoncé — Daddy Lessons
(0:41:19) Carole King — Raspberry Jam
(0:45:53) Taylor Swift — I Know Places
(0:49:08) Your DJs Speak
(0:52:39) Bob and Ray — Matt Neffer, Boy Spotwelder: Mysterious Phone Calls and Letters
(0:56:17) The Zombies — Kind of Girl
(0:58:24) Eartha Kitt — Hurdy Gurdy Man
(1:00:59) Rod McKuen — No Postcards, Please
(1:05:03) Your DJs Speak Again
(1:08:14) John Prine — How Lucky
(1:11:51) Eels — Fresh Blood
(1:16:37) Bobby Goldsboro — Little Things
(1:19:02) Kurtis Blow — The Breaks, Part 1
(1:23:10) Eartha Kitt — Wear Your Love Like Heaven
(1:26:16) Stevie Nicks — Stand Back
(1:31:04) Your DJs Conclude
(1:36:41) Earle Hagen — Theme to The Mod Squad


Episode #173: Why Is Each New Task a Trifle to Do?

April 30, 2016

Because we are living a life full of YOU, dear listeners, all two score of you. Thrill to songs as old as 1929 and songs as new as, wow, looks like 2016. That’s present-day! But don’t worry, it’s still mostly old stuff. Folkies, hippies, jazz and country legends, hippity-hoppers, foreign bands, crooners, covers, divas, sisters, guitarists, comedians, and probably more. Listing them is less fun than listening to them. So listen, please.

(0:00:00) The String-A-Longs — Wheels
(0:01:55) Your DJs Speak
(0:06:48) Gordon Lightfoot — Changes
(0:09:18) Super Furry Animals — Hello Sunshine
(0:12:07) Rolf Harris — Sun Arise
(0:14:31) Travis — Driftwood
(0:18:05) Your DJs Speak to You
(0:21:58) Bill Backer, Billy Davis, Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway (composers) — I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:22:59) Donovan — Season of the Witch
(0:27:53) Gomez — Shitbag 9/Bring Your Lovin’ Back Here
(0:32:18) Cliff Edwards (Ukulele Ike) and The Brox Sisters — Singin’ in the Rain (from The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929))
(0:38:16) Ella Fitzgerald — Don’t Fence Me In
(0:41:35) Your DJs Speak
(0:47:08) Lou Jacobi — When You’re in Love the Whole World Is Jewish
(0:49:25) Canned Heat — Let’s Work Together
(0:52:13) Johnny Cash feat. Tom Petty — I Won’t Back Down
(0:54:20) Ryan Adams — Wildest Dreams
(0:59:38) Your DJs Speak
(1:03:39) Thelonious Monk — Well You Needn’t (1947 version)
(1:06:37) Rihanna — Close to You
(1:10:45) Bob and Ray — Matt Neffer, Boy Spotwelder: Matt Reports to New Job
(1:13:46) Run the Jewels — All My Life
(1:16:55) Peter Sellers — Unchained Melody
(1:19:46) Frank Sinatra — Something Wonderful Happens in the Summer
(1:22:59) Bob Dylan — Come Rain or Come Shine
(1:25:37) The Black Keys — I’m Not the One
(1:29:27) Your DJs Finish
(1:37:21) John Seely — Theme to The Donna Reed Show


Episode #172: Come and Roll Your Sleeves Up

April 23, 2016

We chose this music with you in mind! No, we didn’t. We were our usual self-indulgent selves. This week that gets you great guitar work, Disney, some Cool Kids, folkies, many legends, soul, Coke, Bob and Ray, a foreign language or two, and more, plus a TV theme familiar to everyone over 50. Very old and very new. You’ll see. It’s your turn. Step to the front of the line.

(0:00:00) Amy Adams — Happy Working Song (from Enchanted (2007))
(0:02:08) Your DJs Arrive
(0:05:36) Donovan — There Is a Mountain (live in Anaheim, 1967)
(0:08:42) Ray LaMontagne — Part One: Hey, No Pressure
(0:15:17) Gary Lucas — Guerrillas in the Midst
(0:20:59) Delays — No Ending
(0:25:41) Your DJs Speak
(0:31:32) Alabama — Coke Is It! (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:32:33) Frank Sinatra — Finale: Before the Music Ends (from Trilogy, Part 3: The Future)
(0:42:27) Frank Westerberg — Even Here We Are
(0:44:37) The Puppini Sisters — Tico-Tico
(0:47:03) The Soul Children — The Sweeter He Is (Part 1)
(0:50:00) Your DJs Chat
(0:55:44) Bob and Ray — Matt Neffer, Boy Spotwelder: Between Jobs
(0:58:58) Taylor Swift — You Are in Love
(1:03:23) The Roches — Big Nuthin’
(1:08:04) The Cool Kids — A Little Bit Cooler
(1:10:56) Your DJs Interact
(1:15:05) Petula Clark — Un jeune homme bien (A Well-Respected Man)
(1:17:33) Dusty Springfield — I Can’t Make It Alone
(1:21:27) Carole King — Child of Mine
(1:25:28) Cher — Catch the Wind
(1:27:43) Your DJs Finish Up
(1:30:16) Les Baxter — Theme to Lassie (1957-1964 version)


Episode #171: Acting So Fidgety

April 17, 2016

This week’s episode is a little late and a little long but as cheap as ever. We have a whole set of tracks produced by George Martin plus enough covers to paper the wall. A little show tune here, a little TV music there, more of the future from Frankie and Gordon, a little reassurance from Kendrick, British dialects, at least one language that isn’t English, and more, but that’s enough talking for now. We humbly solicit your downloads. Off you go now.

(0:00:00) Joy Nichols, Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley — Little Red Monkey
(0:02:30) Your DJs Talk
(0:12:21) Dick James with Stephen James and His Chorus and Ron Goodwin's Orchestra — Robin Hood
(0:14:50) Ron Goodwin and His Concert Orchestra — Elizabethan Serenade (Where the Gentle Avon Flows)
(0:17:40) Flanders and Swann — Madeira M'Dear
(0:20:38) The Fourmost — Hello Little Girl
(0:22:28) Peter Sellers — Yes It Is
(0:23:50) Tommy Original Broadway Cast — Pinball Wizard
(0:27:37) Your DJs Back-Announce
(0:34:43) Stanley Holloway, Gordon Dilworth — With a Little Bit of Luck (from the Original Broadway Cast recording of My Fair Lady (1956))
(0:38:49) Kym Marsh, Rachel Leskovac — He’s My Man
(0:43:57) Ronnie Bird — Elle m’attend (The Last Time)
(0:46:41) Franz Ferdinand — Call Me
(0:50:06) Your DJs Chat
(0:57:31) Richie Havens — Coke Is It! (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:58:33) Frank Sinatra (Gordon Jenkins: composer and arranger; Loulie Jean Norman: soprano solo; Beverly Jenkins: alto solo) — The Future (Conclusion): Song Without Words (from Trilogy Part 3, The Future)
(1:04:34) Kendrick Lamar — Alright
(1:08:35) The Andrew Oldham Orchestra — The Last Time
(1:12:22) Ace Frehley — New York Groove
(1:15:21) Your DJs Speak
(1:22:31) Todd Rundgren — A Long Time, a Long Way to Go
(1:24:45) Laura Marling — Sorry
(1:26:48) Crash Vegas — Pocahontas
(1:30:39) Jasmine Thompson — Everybody Hurts
(1:33:24) Your DJs Conclude
(1:40:31) David Kahn Melvyn, Leonard Mort Green — The Toy Parade (Theme to Leave It to Beaver)