Episode #161: We’re Not Going to Give You Two Thousand Nickels

February 6, 2016

More variety than any normal person would want. But who wants to be considered “normal”? Not you and certainly not us. Look at all those covers, and that modern music, and that old folk music and ancient pop and hippie music and comedy and, wow, even the Carpenters. If you like this half as much as we do, then we like it twice as much as you. Please listen for your own sakes as well as for ours.

(0:00:00) The Rooftop Singers — Walk Right In
(0:02:32) Your DJs Say Hello
(0:08:05) The Civil Wars — Billie Jean (live)
(0:12:13) Passenger — Circles (acoustic version)
(0:15:17) Jan Hooks, Jim Downey, Kevin Nealon — First Citiwide Change Bank I (from Saturday Night Live)
(0:16:40) Donovan — Lord of the Dance
(0:19:11) Buffalo Springfield — Expecting to Fly
(0:22:55) Your DJs Speak
(0:27:15) Ronnie Milsap — It’s the Real Thing (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:28:14) Harry Nilsson — Makin’ Whoopee
(0:32:46) Tobias Jesso Jr. — How Could You Babe
(0:36:55) Blood, Sweat and Tears — Without Her
(0:39:36) Joey Ramone — What a Wonderful World
(0:41:58) Your DJs Discuss
(0:48:48) Gary Lucas — Our Love Is Here to Stay
(0:52:42) Rihanna feat. Future — Loveeeeeee Song
(0:56:59) Jim Downey, Nora Dunn, Phil Hartman — First Citiwide Change Bank II (from Saturday Night Live)
(0:58:07) Gogi Grant — The Wayward Wind
(1:01:03) Robyn — Call Your Girlfriend
(1:04:48) Your DJs Speak Again
(1:08:01) Paul Kantner and Jefferson Starship — Let’s Go Together
(1:12:22) O. C. Smith — Little Green Apples
(1:16:39) Carpenters — Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft
(1:23:45) Guided by Voices — Difficult Outburst and Breakthrough
(1:25:28) Your DJs Conclude
(1:31:45) Charles Koren, Paul Shively — Theme to Roger Ramjet


Episode #160: The Jesse Owens Rule

January 30, 2016

We fight back against winter with another mixture of our favorite music and chat that we made up as we went along, like we always do. Music old and new (more old than new), several genres, and for once it’s all in English. Plus Rebecca explains why she won’t be correcting you when you say stupid things in public. All this and more in this brand new-to-you episode! Please download it and listen, otherwise we’ve done all this for naught.

(0:00:00) Chuck Jones, Bill Roberts — Soundtrack from One Froggy Evening (1955)
(0:06:48) Your DJs Start
(0:11:37) Joan Baez — Farewell, Angelina
(0:14:51) She and Him — Oh No, Not My Baby
(0:18:11) Frank Sinatra — Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
(0:21:35) Alabama Shakes — Gimme All Your Love
(0:25:37) Your DJs Discuss
(0:30:33) John Denver (perhaps) — It’s the Real Thing (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:31:31) Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio — Plenty Far to Fall (from Nashville)
(0:33:50) Ryan Adams — Clean
(0:38:39) Jenny O. — Happiest Days/Another Brick in the Wall Part 2
(0:42:21) Albert Elms — Free for All: Prisoner Dash from Maid, Motorboat Fight (from The Prisoner)
(0:45:10) Your DJs Explain the Rule and Some Other Things
(0:51:48) Meaghan Smith — Here Comes Your Man
(0:55:01) Evan Dando — Looking for Space
(0:59:07) Elizabeth Mitchell — Car Car
(1:01:53) Run-D.M.C. — Mary, Mary
(1:05:06) Your DJs Speak Again
(1:10:03) Joe Venuti — Tico-Tico
(1:12:41) Wilco — The Joke Explained
(1:15:14) Carlene Carter — Every Little Thing
(1:18:27) The Handsome Family — The Sad Milkman
(1:22:05) Shep and The Limelites — Daddy’s Home
(1:24:54) The Sweethearts — Sorry Daddy
(1:27:42) Your DJs Wrap Up
(1:32:57) Moose (Paul Christie) and Zee — I Used My Noggin Today (Goodbye Theme from Noggin)


Episode #159: So Come on Kids, Let’s Flip Our Lids

January 23, 2016

For this snowy January weekend we present our usual mixture (no cocktails here, we’re teetotalers) of covers, country, pop, folk, show tunes, kid stuff, standards, funk, trumpets, ukuleles, animals, juke box hits, and more, in two or more languages. We work hard for your attention. You matter to us.

(0:00:00) Nicola Benedetti, Éamon Doorley, Tony Byrne, Phil Cunningham, Ewen Vernal, Julie Fowlis, Duncan Chisholm, James MacIntosh — Mouth Music and Tunes Set: I. Bothan a bh’aig Fionnghuala (Fionnghuala’s Bothy)/II. The Appropriate Dipstick/III. Meal do bhrogan (Enjoy your shoes)/IV. Hogties
(0:05:08) Your DJs Begin
(0:08:34) Jake Shimabukoro with Cyndi Lauper — Across the Universe
(0:13:06) Earl Robinson — Mail Myself to You
(0:14:25) Sylvie Simmons with Matías Cena and Diego Alorda — Suzanne
(0:18:25) Wendy Rene — After Laughter (Comes Tears)
(0:21:24) Your DJs Speak
(0:26:21) Three Dog Night — It’s the Real Thing (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:27:20) Harry Nilsson — For Me and My Gal
(0:30:10) Chris Isaak — San Francisco Days
(0:33:31) Patrick Sky — The Pope
(0:35:23) Dr. Dre feat. Anderson .Paak — Animals
(0:39:11) Your DJs Speak
(0:43:22) Perry Como with Mitchell Ayres’ Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers — Kewpie Doll
(0:45:55) The Shangri-Las — Heaven Only Knows
(0:48:00) Dolly Parton — Don’t Drop Out
(0:50:29) Vance Joy — Great Summer
(0:54:10) Your DJs Speak
(0:58:54) Ted Nash and Odeon — Tico-Tico
(1:04:56) Taylor Swift — Clean
(1:09:48) Bert Kaempfert — Wonderland by Night
(1:13:00) The Civil Wars — I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
(1:15:33) Rufus Smith — They Call the Wind Maria (from Paint Your Wagon (Original Broadway Cast) (1951))
(1:18:50) Teitur — I Run the Carousel
(1:23:30) Your DJs Conclude
(1:29:39) Bob Clampett, Sandy Clampett — Theme to The Beany and Cecil Show


Episode #158: With the Strength of Ten Ordinary Men

January 16, 2016

We have a nice jazz keyboard set this week, plus some bossa nova, hip-hop, ukulele, disco, folk, some well-loved standards, and an excessive number of covers (but who’s counting?), plus a little more, with our usual interstitial yammering. Climb aboard. We think you know you want to.

(0:00:00) Elizeth Cardoso (Luiz Bonfá, composer) — Manhã de Carnaval (Eurydice) (Theme from Black Orpheus (1959))
(0:02:57) Your DJs Say Hello to Each Other and to You
(0:08:53) Silly Wizard — The Queen of Argyll
(0:12:19) Wilco — Pickled Ginger
(0:14:47) Mini Pops — Abba Medley: Gimme Gimme Gimme/Knowing Me, Knowing You/Super Trouper/Money, Money, Money/Mamma Mia/S.O.S./Waterloo/Dancing Queen
(0:19:08) Donna Summer — Hot Stuff (Frankie Knuckles and Eric Kupper as Director's Cut Signature Mix)
(0:25:07) Your DJs Explain
(0:31:06) Janis Ian — It’s the Real Thing (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:32:06) Harry Nilsson (Gordon Jenkins, composer) — This Is All I Ask
(0:35:44) Andrew Bird — Auld Lang Syne
(0:40:38) Judy Garland — You Belong to Me
(0:43:13) Missy Elliott feat. Lil' Kim — Hit 'Em wit da Hee
(0:47:33) Your DJs Speak
(0:52:34) Wes Montgomery and The Wynton Kelly Trio — Surrey with the Fringe on Top
(0:58:47) Stan Getz — Blues for Herky
(1:02:49) Fats Waller — St. Louis Blues (1926 pipe organ version)
(1:05:40) Thelonious Monk — ‘Round Midnight
(1:09:30) Your DJs Discuss
(1:14:15) Sylvie Simmons with Matías Cena and Diego Alorda — Bird on the Wire
(1:18:04) Marianne Faithfull with Cat Power — Hold on Hold On (originally by Neko Case)
(1:21:01) Peter Sellers and Victor Mature — “Something” (from After the Fox (1966))
(1:21:40) Burt Bacharach — Making a Movie in Sevalio (from After the Fox (1966))
(1:23:00) Freddie Gibbs and Madlib feat. Ab-Soul and Polyester the Saint — Lakers
(1:27:31) Your DJs Conclude
(1:32:49) Johnny Nash (Winston Sharples, composer) — Theme to The Mighty Hercules


Episode #157: This Should Be a Very Dynamite Show

January 9, 2016

This week we push farther into 2016 with music from A to Z (Alpert and Andrews to Zappa) but we cover even more of the alphabet, including: B (Bread and Bridges), C (Carr, Cars, Coke, and Curtin), D (Dogbowl), F (Fountain), G (Gomez and Goodman), H (Honeycombs), J (Jenkins and Jones), K (Kramer), L (Lee and Lewis), M (Maccabees), P (Pavement and Presley), R (Ross), S (Smudge and Stewart), and W (Weisberger). Hey, that was fun. Maybe we should make lists like that more often.

(0:00:00) Frank Zappa — Lumpy Gravy (Intro: The Way I See it, Barry/Duodenum)
(0:01:39) Your DJs Talk
(0:06:21) Frank Zappa — Lumpy Gravy (Intro: The Way I See it, Barry/Duodenum) (1984 Remix)
(0:08:06) The Cars — Moving in Stereo
(0:12:50) Smudge — Divan
(0:15:25) Pavement — Conduit for Sale
(0:18:15) Your DJs Speak
(0:25:50) Bread — It’s the Real Thing (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:26:50) Gordon Jenkins, Elliott Lewis, The Ralph Brewster Singers — Closing (from The Complete Manhattan Tower)
(0:28:48) Elvis Presley — Don’t Be Cruel
(0:31:10) Judson Fountain feat. Sandor Weisberger — The Garbage Can from Thailand
(0:37:43) The Maccabees — Lean On (Originally by Major Lazer and DJ Snake feat. MØ)
(0:40:17) Your DJs Speak
(0:47:10) Peggy Lee with The Benny Goodman Orchestra — Why Don’t You Do Right?
(0:50:22) Rod Stewart — Oh! No Not My Baby
(0:54:00) Dogbowl and Kramer — The Tracks of My Tears
(0:56:59) Leon Bridges — Coming Home
(1:00:24) Your DJs Speak
(1:04:02) The Honeycombs — Hab ich das Recht (Have I the Right)
(1:06:25) Reed Jones — Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat (from Cats (Original Broadway Cast) (1981))
(1:11:50) Julie Andrews and Charmian Carr — Sixteen Going on Seventeen (Reprise) (from Mary Poppins (1965))
(1:14:55) Gomez — Moon and Sun
(1:19:29) Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass — A Taste of Honey
(1:22:12) Rick Ross — White House
(1:26:13) Your DJs Finish Up
(1:35:40) Hoyt Curtin — Theme to Jonny Quest


Episode #156: You’d Better Consult with Us Before You Go

January 2, 2016

We enter our fifth calendar year of service with music and chat more than a hundred years old! (Wait, did I say that right?) Plus more recent music and chat including covers (so many!), pop, Christmas, country, several tributes, Coke, and lots more. Bonne Année à tous.

(0:00:00) Ada Jones — They Always Pick on Me
(0:04:24) Your DJs Start the Program
(0:07:46) Shelby Lynne — The Look of Love
(0:11:06) Dusty Springfield — Oh No! Not My Baby
(0:13:50) Blossom Dearie — Dusty Springfield
(0:15:40) Taylor Swift — White Christmas
(0:18:12) Your DJs Speak
(0:22:18) Paul Williams — It’s the Real Thing (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:23:17) Gordon Jenkins, Beverly Mahr, Elliott Lewis, The Ralph Brewster Singers — New York’s My Home (from The Complete Manhattan Tower)
(0:27:49) Kanye West feat. Adam Levine — Heard ‘Em Say
(0:31:29) DJ Earlybird — Da Da Da Bamba (Trio vs Ritchie Valens)
(0:35:12) Run the Jewels feat. Lil Bub, Maceo, Delonte, Snoop Dogg — Meowpurrdy (El-P Remix)
(0:38:59) Your DJs Speak
(0:43:47) The Monkees — Mary, Mary
(0:46:10) Plastic Bertrand — Ça plane pour moi
(0:49:08) Connie Francis — Bye Bye Love
(0:51:30) D’Angelo and The Vanguard — 1000 Deaths
(0:57:21) Your DJs Speak
(0:59:55) Pete Yorn — Suspicious Minds
(1:03:30) The Mountain Goats — Game Shows Touch Our Lives
(1:07:41) Rufus Wainwright — Minuit, Chrétiens
(1:11:54) Kodaline — Medley: Sing/Shake It Off/Uptown Funk (Originally by Ed Sheeran/Taylor Swift/Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars)
(1:15:08) Linda Ronstadt and Ann Savoy — Adieu False Heart
(1:18:41) Bobby Bare Jr.’s Young Criminals Starvation League — Where Is My Mind?
(1:21:07) Melanie — Tell Me Why
(1:22:35) Birdy — No Angel
(1:26:37) Your DJs Conclude
(1:35:08) Ross Bagdasarian — Theme to The Alvin Show


Episode #155: Empty the Ashtrays, Get Out Some Ice

December 26, 2015

We triumph over unreliable software to bring you another fine music and chat selection. Ignore the clumsy edits and concentrate on the covers, the sad songs, the party songs, the early music, the classical, and the extremely modern music. Our gamble, as always: we like it, so you’ll like it too. Take a chance.

(0:00:00) Christina Pluhar, L’Arpeggiata, Lucilla Galeazzi — Voglio una casa (improvisation)
(0:02:59) Your DJs Begin
(0:09:03) Gordon Lightfoot — Me and Bobby McGee
(0:12:44) Carole King — Oh No Not My Baby
(0:16:12) Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris — I’ve Had Enough (I Cried for Us)
(0:19:43) Courtney Barnett — Song for Odetta
(0:22:29) One and Only One of Your DJs Speaks
(0:24:32) Matthews’ Southern Comfort — Mare, Take Me Home
(0:28:17) Little Sonny — Wade in the Water
(0:31:45) Weird Al Yankovic and Wendy Carlos — Peter and the Wolf Introduction
(0:35:43) Patrick Stewart and Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon — Peter and the Wolf: Just then a duck came waddling around
(0:38:13) Both of Your DJs Speak
(0:45:34) Al Green — It’s the Real Thing (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:46:33) Gordon Jenkins, Elliott Lewis, The Ralph Brewster Singers — The Party (from The Complete Manhattan Tower)
(0:49:28) D’Angelo and The Vanguard — Really Love
(0:55:05) The Seekers — If You Go Away
(0:59:07) Sam Smith — Good Thing
(1:02:28) Your DJs Speak
(1:06:12) The Corrs — Heart Like a Wheel
(1:10:05) John Denver — Let It Be
(1:13:54) The Moody Blues — Never Comes the Day
(1:18:42) Kendrick Lamar feat. Snoop Dogg, Anna Wise, Bilal — Institutionalized
(1:23:14) Avril Lavigne — Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
(1:26:05) Blur — I Broadcast
(1:28:56) Your DJs Conclude
(1:34:23) Mike Post — School’s Out (Theme to Richie Brockelman, Private Eye)


Episode #154: We’ve Gone Right Off Jelly Babies

December 19, 2015

In plenty of time for Christmas, here is our last pre-Christmas episode. The next one will be after Christmas. In the meantime this one should feed any reasonable person’s craving for chat and for musical variety. That’s what we do, and we’ll continue doing it for as long as we can get away with it. It’s all for you.

(0:00:00) The Beatles — The Beatles’ 1963 Christmas Record
(0:05:02) Your DJs Begin
(0:10:31) Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio — I Will Never Let You Know (from Nashville)
(0:14:13) Mary Chapin Carpenter — He Thinks He’ll Keep Her
(0:18:14) Courtney Barnett — Divan
(0:21:05) Beach House — Wedding Bell
(0:24:59) Your DJs Speak
(0:30:47) Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin — When You Find Your Worried Mind Needs Easing (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:32:19) Gordon Jenkins, Elliott Lewis, Beverly Mahr, The Ralph Brewster Singers — The Statue of Liberty (from The Complete Manhattan Tower)
(0:34:42) Brook Benton — Rainy Night in Georgia
(0:38:53) Patty Griffin — 250,000 Miles
(0:43:22) Ambassador Record Corp. Ensemble — Donner and Blitzen
(0:45:56) Your DJs Speak
(0:50:12) Yo-Yo Ma and Bobby McFerrin — Hush Little Baby (Mockingbird)
(0:52:44) Bryan Adams with Tina Turner — It’s Only Love
(0:55:59) Del Shannon — Walk Away
(0:59:34) James Blunt — I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues (originally by Elton John)
(1:03:23) Your DJs Speak
(1:07:12) Gordon Jenkins — Caravan
(1:09:26) Jessica Paré — Zou Bisou Bisou (Scotch and Sofa Remix by IAMX)
(1:12:37) Dean Torrence — Dean Torrence Talks about “Baby Talk”
(1:14:15) Jan and Dean — Baby Talk
(1:16:39) Haim — The Wire
(1:20:45) Brak with Freddie Prinze Jr. — Highway 40
(1:23:01) The Magic Numbers — Long Legs
(1:26:22) Your DJs Finish Up Because It’s Late
(1:31:24) Earle Hagen — Theme to The Andy Griffith Show


Episode #153: We Don’t Even Have to Try

December 15, 2015

We’re a little late this week but you shouldn’t mind because it’s an especially good one, even though we say that ourselves. Maybe this one’s a little poppier than some, but you’ll still hear Gordo, Frank, Burt, brass, Coke, folk, rock, movie music, TV music, different languages, covers, and even covers of covers, and as always even a little more. Download and get started on your delayed weekend, or get an early start on your next weekend.

(0:00:00) Benzedrine Monks of Santo Domonica — Theme to The Monkees
(0:03:03) Your DJs Say Hello
(0:11:38) Abba — Waterloo (German version)
(0:14:19) Nicki Minaj — Pills and Potions
(0:18:47) Martha Wainwright — No Woman, No Cry
(0:24:06) Alanis Morissette — Mary Jane
(0:28:44) Your DJs Continue
(0:34:08) Aretha Franklin — Whenever My Man Starts Getting Lost (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:35:38) Gordon Jenkins, Beverly Mahr, Elliott Lewis — Married I Can Always Get (from The Complete Manhattan Tower)
(0:40:52) Frank Sinatra — Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
(0:44:43) Joe Brown — I’ll See You in My Dreams
(0:48:06) Odetta — One Grain of Sand
(0:51:15) Your DJs Speak
(0:55:16) Kate and Anna McGarrigle — Petite annonce amoureuse
(0:59:15) Babes in Toyland — Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft
(1:03:22) Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City — Good Time (acoustic version)
(1:06:28) Ryan Adams — All You Had to Do Was Stay
(1:09:57) Your DJs Speak
(1:14:58) The Byrds — Wild Mountain Thyme
(1:17:28) Tim Buckley — Song to the Siren (demo version)
(1:21:07) Peter Sellers and Victor Mature — “In Here Is My Script” (from After the Fox (1966)
(1:21:27) Burt Bacharach — The Via Veneto (from After the Fox (1966))
(1:22:47) Maxine Brown — Oh No Not My Baby
(1:25:21) Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass — Whipped Cream
(1:27:54) She and Him — Never Wanted Your Love
(1:31:08) Your DJs Finish Up an Excellent Episode
(1:39:51) Al Jarreau (Lee Holdridge and Al Jarreau, composers) — Theme to Moonlighting


Episode #152: Everything Depends on Execution

December 5, 2015

Good time music and chat that won’t make your ears bleed! Nothing raucous this week, at least not too much. Show tunes, skilled and popular songstresses, a little old school, the continuing story of Steven and Julie, monster pop, monsters, Coke, and more. Such fun you’ll have, if you’ll only listen.

(0:00:00) Julie Andrews, Stephen Collins, Rachel York, Michael Rupert, Christopher Durang — Putting It Together (from Putting It Together (1993))
(0:03:32) Your DJs Begin
(0:08:33) Patty Loveless — The Boys Are Back in Town
(0:11:06) Paula Cole — I Don’t Want to Wait
(0:16:24) Metric — Sick Muse (acoustic version)
(0:21:10) Adele — Can’t Let Go
(0:24:28) Your DJs Speak
(0:28:57) Ray Charles — How Sweet It Is to Know That You Are Always Around (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:30:01) Gordon Jenkins, Elliott Lewis, Beverly Mahr — The Magic Fire (from The Complete Manhattan Tower)
(0:32:37) Michael Bublé — It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
(0:36:23) The Choir of Westminster Cathedral — Ding Dong! Merrily on High
(0:38:15) Helen Reddy — I Am Woman
(0:41:29) Your DJs Speak
(0:44:51) Neil Innes — How Sweet to Be an Idiot
(0:47:40) Death Cab for Cutie — What Sarah Said
(0:54:01) Patti Page — Learnin’ My Latin
(0:56:33) Taylor Swift — I Wish You Would
(0:59:59) Your DJs Speak
(1:04:49) LMP (La Musique Populaire) — Here Comes My Baby
(1:07:39) Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen — Good Time
(1:11:26) Steven Banks — Be Good, Do Good, Don’t Forget to Have Fun
(1:13:57) A Tribe Called Quest — Butter
(1:17:37) Leroy Holmes — Mah Nà Mah Nà
(1:20:08) Frank Sinatra — Ya Better Stop
(1:22:42) Percy Sledge — When a Man Loves a Woman
(1:25:32) Esther Phillips — When a Woman Loves a Man
(1:28:24) Your DJs Conclude
(1:36:24) Jack Marshall — Theme to The Munsters