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


Episode #123: Think of Siamese Twins. Now Think of Something Else.

May 16, 2015

This week one of our TV shows is ending and we mention that. We play a whole set of Cole Porter songs because he was a very clever man. There are folky things and jokey things, the angelic voices of British children, cover tunes, a request, and music by a successful young American singer who has a great life. We mention our favorite soft drink, we play another “answer” song, and we play even a little more than that. 90 enjoyable minutes of our lives, preserved in amber. Please honor our amber with your downloads.

(0:00:00) Aceyalone and RJD2 — A Beautiful Mine (Theme from Mad Men)
(0:05:29) Your DJs Speak
(0:10:00) Peggy Lee and Benny Goodman — Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall in Love)
(0:12:15) Ella Fitzgerald — In the Still of the Night
(0:14:54) Ann Miller, Tommy Rall — Always True to You in My Fashion (from the MGM movie Kiss Me Kate (1953))
(0:17:39) Blossom Dearie — Give Him the Ooh-La-La
(0:20:16) Your DJs Speak
(0:26:12) Sam Phillips — (I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone
(0:30:58) Wilco — Outta Mind (Outta Sight)
(0:34:43) Uncle Mac — All Things Bright and Beautiful
(0:37:28) Drake — You and the 6
(0:41:53) Your DJs Speak
(0:44:54) Patty Griffin — Mad Mission
(0:47:34) Jackson C. Frank — Milk and Honey
(0:51:11) Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash — Girl from the North Country
(0:54:52) Nada Surf — If You Leave
(0:59:43) Your DJs Speak
(1:02:38) The Moody Blues — I’ll Take You for a Ride in My Pleasure Machine (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:03:38) Bob and Ray — The McBeeBee Twins Conduct the Irene Cleming Getchal Orchestra
(1:06:55) Sade — The Sweetest Taboo
(1:12:02) Mel Tormé — Happy Together
(1:14:33) Taylor Swift — 22
(1:18:21) Smokey Robinson and The Miracles — Shop Around
(1:21:09) Debbie Dean — Don’t Let Him Shop Around
(1:23:48) Your DJs Conclude
(1:30:32) William Lava, Irving Taylor — Theme to F Troop


Episode #122: Keep Away from Bootleg Hooch

May 9, 2015

This week we have game music, children’s music, TV music, and a little more. Okay, a lot more. No movie music or show tunes because we forgot. But you’ll hear piano jazz and covers and accordions and pianos. You’ll hear a familiar instrumental or two, plus guitar and pop and soul, Mel Tormé, Bob and Ray, at least two different languages, and some artists we’ve never played before.

If that doesn’t make you want to download it, then we give up. Really, we just give up. What more could you need?

(0:00:00) Aubrey Hodges — DragonVale Official Theme
(0:01:21) Your DJs Speak
(0:05:30) Vince Guaraldi — The Charlie Brown Suite: Peppermint Patty
(0:11:21) Kutiman — Chaser
(0:15:12) Mel Tormé — Strangers in the Night
(0:17:54) Bettye Swann — Don’t Take My Mind
(0:20:25) Your DJs Speak
(0:25:38) Sam Phillips — Same Changes
(0:30:22) Ellie Goulding — Mirrors (originally by Justin Timberlake)
(0:35:20) John Renbourn — Sugar Babe
(0:39:50) The Lemonheads — Frank Mills
(0:41:32) Your DJs Speak
(0:44:59) Neil Diamond — Girl, You Know That I Love You (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:46:00) Acker Bilk — Stranger on the Shore
(0:48:55) Yves Montand — C’est si bon (Live)
(0:52:03) Bob and Ray — The Gathering Dusk: Edna Contracts Yellow Fever
(0:55:34) Alabama Shakes — Don’t Wanna Fight
(0:59:26) Your DJs Speak
(1:02:30) Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell — Ooh, the Simple Things (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:03:28) The Bonzo Dog Band — Button Up Your Overcoat
(1:06:19) Sharon, Lois and Bram — Precious Friends/Skinnamarink
(1:09:55) Gorni Kramer Quartet — La mer
(1:14:13) Nina Simone — I Think It’s Going to Rain Today
(1:17:41) Édith Piaf — Le vieux piano
(1:20:54) Gang Starr — The Place Where We Dwell
(1:23:23) Your DJs Conclude
(1:31:27) “Buffalo” Bob Smith and Children — Theme to Howdy Doody


Episode #121: A Five-Letter Word for South American Anteater

May 3, 2015

We stumble into May with music, some of which you might not have heard before: eerie children’s music, movie and TV music, covers, sad acoustic music, Duke, and Wu-Tang. Plus music from Nashville, Coca-Freaking-Cola, Bob and Ray, some guy from New Jersey, guitars and soul and hip-hop. And of course more. It’s a lot to take in, but we’ve brought it to your door so you only have to carry it inside and it’s yours. Please download it and join our happy little crew of merry-makers.

(0:00:00) Frank Chacksfield and His Orchestra — Little Red Monkey
(0:02:17) Your DJs Speak
(0:10:25) Kirsty MacColl — In These Shoes?
(0:14:04) Prince and The Revolution — Under the Cherry Moon
(0:17:02) The Mariachi Brass feat. Chet Baker — Tequila
(0:19:09) The MGs — Jamaica, This Morning
(0:22:15) Your DJs Speak
(0:28:58) Duke Ellington — The Mooche (1928 version)
(0:32:31) Wu-Tang Clan — C.R.E.A.M.
(0:36:57) Martha Wainwright — Dans le silence (from Trauma)
(0:40:18) The Charmels — As Long As I’ve Got You
(0:42:57) Your DJs Speak Again
(0:48:52) Vanilla Fudge — 20,000 Eyes Upon You (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:49:53) Mary McCaslin — My World Is Empty Without You Babe
(0:53:10) Josh Ritter — Wait for Love
(0:56:53) Sam Palladio and Clare Bowen — Fade Into You (from Nashville)
(1:00:32) Snow Patrol — Chasing Cars (Live Acoustic Version)
(1:05:02) Your DJs Speak
(1:12:22) Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart — Wake Up, Girl, Stop and Look Around (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:13:23) Bob and Ray — The Gathering Dusk: Squirrels in the Attic
(1:16:48) Frank Sinatra — The Sea Song
(1:20:13) The Shadows — Riders in the Sky
(1:23:51) Big Boi feat. Kid Cudi — She Hates Me
(1:27:41) Your DJs Conclude
(1:33:19) Gerald Fried, Sherwood Schwartz — Theme to It’s About Time (second version)


Episode #120: Each Day We Have a Party, Because What Else Is There?

April 25, 2015

The 1960s are over-represented this week but that’s a feature, not a bug. You’ll also hear a great cartoon soundtrack song, TV music, and music for children, some of it not even tiresome. Country music, pop, soul, French pop (that warrants its own category), Coke commercials, brass, hip-hop, and some ultra-cool lounge music. Plus another “answer song” and its predecessor. We do what we can, subject to resource constraints and local regulations. Download and listen. We mildly exhort you.

(0:00:00) Wade Hemsworth with Kate and Anna McGarrigle — The Blackfly Song (from Blackfly (1991))
(0:04:23) Your DJs Speak
(0:08:31) Connie Britton and Laura Benanti — Gasoline and Matches (from Nashville)
(0:11:20) Solomon Burke — Everybody Needs Somebody to Love
(0:14:03) The Standells — Dirty Water
(0:16:49) Vanity Fare — Hitchin’ a Ride
(0:19:45) Your DJs Speak
(0:22:34) The American Breed — The Sun Is Shining Down on This Old Blanket (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:23:34) Peggy Lee — Is That All There Is?
(0:27:54) Pink Martini and Saori Yuki — Is That All There Is?
(0:32:27) Gorni Kramer Quartet — Tico-Tico
(0:34:06) Albert Elms — No. 2 Has No. 6 Followed to the Stone Boat (from The Prisoner)
(0:36:33) Your DJs Speak
(0:41:01) Sandy Posey — Mm, I’m a Party Girl (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:42:01) Sylvia and Murray Winant — It’s Fun to Be Neat
(0:47:52) Raffi — Must Be Santa
(0:50:20) Gary Lewis and The Playboys — This Diamond Ring
(0:52:32) Wendy Hill — Gary, Please Don’t Sell My Diamond Ring
(0:54:32) Your DJs Speak
(0:58:20) B. J. Thomas — Everybody Needs a Friend Sometime (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:59:19) The Yellow Melodies — Where Everybody Knows Your Name (Theme from Cheers)
(1:01:06) Kendrick Lamar feat. Bilal, Anna Wise, Thundercat — These Walls
(1:06:34) Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass — Mexican Shuffle
(1:08:44) Big Star — Take Care
(1:11:30) Your DJs Speak
(1:16:28) France Gall — L’Amérique
(1:18:48) The Tubetops — Lodi Dodi
(1:21:34) Julie London — Come on-a My House
(1:24:30) Dean Martin — Ain’t That a Kick in the Head
(1:26:53) Your DJs Conclude
(1:30:03) Walter Schumann — Dragnet Theme (Danger Ahead)