Episode #194: Pioneers for Half a Century

September 25, 2016

September is ending and you still don’t know which month will come next. To ease your troubled mind we present a small but eclectic sample of the world’s music and chat, and “eclectic” is always good. (Yes, it is!) There’s a lot of 60s material in there, some hits that you know, but also stuff from the 50s and the 70s and the 10s. It’s not Sirius/XM but it could be, if only they’d give us a slot. For now, we’ll continue to do it this way. Please listen to the nice program, you nice people. All your friends and neighbors are listening.

(0:00:00) Leroy Anderson — Fiddle-Faddle
(0:03:14) Your DJs Are Here
(0:13:34) Cults — Bumper
(0:16:13) Sandie Shaw — (There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me
(0:18:56) Brook Benton and Dinah Washington — Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)
(0:21:41) Sugar Pie DeSanto and Etta James — In the Basement, Part 1
(0:24:02) Your DJs Discuss
(0:30:23) Hollywood Vampires feat. Bruce Johnson — Whole Lotta Love
(0:34:35) Led Zeppelin — I Can’t Quit You Baby
(0:39:36) Allan Sherman — My Fair Lady (Scene IV): At His Home/I’ve Got the Customers to Face
(0:43:16) Kate Nash — Merry Happy
(0:46:43) Your DJs Explain
(0:52:32) Brian Sewell — I Wanna Be Your Man
(0:55:00) Adele — Make You Feel My Love (Live at WXPN)
(0:59:05) The Velvet Underground and Nico — I’ll Be Your Mirror
(1:01:17) Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas — Bad to Me
(1:03:35) Your DJs Continue
(1:08:02) Bob and Ray — Wally Ballou: Coney Island Trophy Train
(1:09:55) Bon Iver — 22 (OVER SOON) (Bob Moose Extended Cab Version)
(1:13:35) 2nd South Carolina String Band — Buffalo Gals
(1:17:29) Bonnie Raitt — Thank You
(1:20:17) Elvis Presley — Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello
(1:22:12) Gerri Granger — Just Tell Him Jane Said Hello
(1:24:36) Your DJs Finish
(1:31:32) TV Theme — Lights of Broadway (1950s Sylvania Theme to Beat the Clock)


Episode #193: We’ll Buy You a Chevrolet If You’ll Just Listen

September 17, 2016

Some cry “Earworm!” but others say that’s just our program. Hear catchy pop tunes from several decades, music from that famous band with the funny name, songwriting legends, jazz piano, Dolly playing saxophone, funny people, Christmas bells, an answer-song pair, that soap opera theme we promised you, and more. All for the same low price. We’re practically giving it away. Get in line.

(0:00:00) France Gall — Dady Da Da
(0:02:37) Your DJs Speak
(0:08:47) The Satin Bells — Da-Di-Da-Da
(0:11:12) Katy Perry — Firework
(0:15:00) Carole King — Chains
(0:17:55) Beyoncé — Formation
(0:21:20) Your DJs Speak
(0:31:09) Allan Sherman — My Fair Lady (Scene III): Outside Grossinger’s/On the Streets Where We Live
(0:33:37) Led Zeppelin — Celebration Day
(0:37:22) Dolly Parton — Rocky Top/Yakety Sax (live at Glastonbury)
(0:43:19) The Band Perry — Hip to My Heart
(0:46:18) Your DJs Speak
(0:49:16) Bob and Ray — Wally Ballou: Trophy Train Mike Upcutting
(0:51:04) Cake — Italian Leather Sofa
(0:56:54) The Animals — Hey Gyp
(1:00:39) James Vincent McMorrow — Red Dust
(1:04:39) Your DJs Speak
(1:06:52) Patty Loveless — Carol of the Bells (instrumental)
(1:09:30) Bud Powell — Polka Dots and Moonbeams
(1:13:56) Kate and Anna McGarrigle — Track 14 (“Questa o quella” from Verdi’s Rigoletto) (from Eat This)
(1:18:10) The Shins — Know Your Onion!
(1:20:37) Jorma Kaukonen and Tom Constanten — Embryonic Journey: A MIDI Orchestration
(1:22:54) The O’Jays — Sunshine
(1:26:35) Chris Kenner — I Like It Like That, Part 1
(1:28:28) The Bobbettes — I Don’t Like It Like That
(1:30:19) Your DJs Finish
(1:40:23) Joe Harnell — Opening and Closing Themes to Santa Barbara


Episode #192: Birthday, Schmirthday

September 10, 2016

In another episode that’s just like all the others, we play exactly what you expect us to play, including the hits of today and the hits of yesterday and the hits of they-never-were-hits-at-all. Thrill to show tunes, music by and about zeppelins, covers, country, pop, rock, TV music and movie music, the Trophy Train, an answer pair, and maybe even a little more than that. More soon. Until then, be seeing you.

(0:00:00) Ron Grainer — Opening Theme to The Prisoner
(0:02:17) Your DJs Talk About Birthdays and Stuff
(0:09:41) Clare Bowen — Only Tennessee (from Nashville)
(0:12:55) Led Zeppelin — Down by the Seaside
(0:18:09) The Lovemongers — Battle of Evermore (from Singles (1992))
(0:23:49) Goldfrapp — Utopia
(0:28:02) Your DJs Converse
(0:35:18) Richard Burton — Camelot (from Camelot (1960)) (Original Broadway Cast))
(0:37:47) Pamela Blair — Dance: Ten, Looks: Three (from A Chorus Line (1975)) (Original Broadway Cast)
(0:40:48) Harry Nilsson — Miss Butter’s Lament
(0:43:07) Frank Ocean feat. KOHH — Nikes
(0:49:16) Your DJs Talk
(0:55:18) Bob and Ray — Wally Ballou: Trophy Train Clam Chowder Recipe
(0:57:48) Michal — Broken Boy
(1:01:41) Duane Eddy — The Ballad of Paladin (Theme to Have Gun, Will Travel)
(1:03:35) The Stridells — I Remember Christmas
(1:07:02) Your DJs Speak
(1:11:24) Ruth Etting — Goodnight, Sweetheart
(1:14:24) Tom Waits — Yesterday Is Here
(1:17:07) The Honeys — Tonight You Belong to Me
(1:19:11) Elvis Presley — Come What May
(1:21:11) Hank Locklin — Please Help Me, I’m Falling
(1:23:33) Skeeter Davis — (I Can’t Help You) I’m Falling Too
(1:26:17) Your DJs Wrap Up
(1:33:04) Ron Grainer — Episode Opening/End Title Theme (from The Prisoner)


Episode #191: Hay for the Crew to Sleep On

September 3, 2016

September. Finally. Some of us have birthdays. But enough about us. You get presents. Motown, Zep, lox, hay, novelties, Christmas music, an answer song pair, chuckles, that Bruce buy, that Chris guy, at least four bananas, whistling, and even more. It’s always holiday time here. We court your attention with our content and chat. Our contented chat. It’s so listenable!

(0:00:00) Whistling Jack Smith — I Was Kaiser Bill’s Batman
(0:02:18) Your DJs Say Hello
(0:05:28) The Mamas and The Papas — You Baby
(0:07:47) The Marvelettes — Don’t Mess with Bill
(0:10:36) The Pipkins — Gimme Dat Ding
(0:12:48) Smokey Robinson and The Miracles — Jingle Bells
(0:15:32) Your DJs Speak
(0:20:10) Allan Sherman — My Fair Lady (Scene II): At the C and L Delicatessen, 76th St. and Broadway/With a Little Bit of Lox
(0:24:09) Led Zeppelin — Trampled Under Foot
(0:30:06) The Rutles — I Must Be in Love
(0:32:11) Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings — Let Them Knock
(0:36:36) Your DJs Talk
(0:40:00) Leroy Van Dyke — Walk on By
(0:42:20) Margie Singleton — I’ll Just Walk on By
(0:44:41) Bobby Bare — The Winner
(0:50:02) Harry Nilsson — Oblio’s Return (Narration)/Down to the Valley/Moonbeam (Demo) (from The Point! (1971))
(0:57:30) Your DJs Discuss
(1:01:52) Bob and Ray — Wally Ballou: From the Trophy Train: Enroute to Bridgeport (#10)
(1:03:21) Frank Ocean — Sweet Life
(1:07:51) Larkin Poe and Thom Hell — Missing Home
(1:10:48) Bruce Springsteen — My Love Will Not Let You Down
(1:15:11) Chris Isaak — Heart Full of Soul
(1:18:30) Billy Bragg and Wilco — Feed of Man
(1:22:36) Your DJs Finish
(1:29:11) Ritchie Adams, Mark Barkan — The Tra La La Song (Theme to The Banana Splits)


Episode #190: Our Most Loverly Program Ever

August 27, 2016

This week we play a lot of show tunes and a lot of one tune in particular. You’ll hear a little operetta, a cover or two, TV music, plus songs about marriage and about getting pinned, and you’ll visit the Trophy Train again. Plus more. Lots of chocolate for you to eat. Start eating.

(0:00:00) Eric Idle — A Little List (from The Mikado)
(0:02:48) Your DJs Are Here
(0:08:49) Marni Nixon — Wouldn’t It Be Loverly (from My Fair Lady (1964))
(0:13:08) Audrey Hepburn — Wouldn’t It Be Loverly (from My Fair Lady (1964))
(0:17:31) Jack Jones — Wouldn’t It Be Loverly
(0:19:41) Allan Sherman — My Fair Lady: Outside the National Theater, 2nd Ave., New York (Scene I)/Wouldn’t It Be Lovely
(0:24:31) Your DJs Back-Announce
(0:27:03) Trini Lopez — America
(0:31:05) The Teenagers from Bye Bye Birdie — The Telephone Hour (from Bye Bye Birdie (Original Broadway Cast) (1960))
(0:34:30) Blossom Dearie — Guys and Dolls
(0:37:18) Ella Fitzgerald — Anything Goes
(0:40:39) Your DJs Speak
(0:48:42) Bob and Ray — Wally Ballou: From the Trophy Train: Enroute to Bridgeport (#10)
(0:54:28) Bob B. Soxx and The Blue Jeans — Not Too Young to Get Married
(0:56:57) The Hollies — Too Young to Be Married
(1:00:54) The Marmalade — Butterfly
(1:04:40) Your DJs Talk
(1:09:04) Harry Nilsson — The Clearing in the Woods (Narration)/Are You Sleeping? (from The Point! (1971))
(1:13:16) Chance the Rapper — Summer Friends
(1:18:28) Tiny Tim — Zoot Zoot Zoot Here Comes Santa in His New Space Suit
(1:21:38) OK Go and Bonerama — Oh Lately It’s So Quiet
(1:24:56) Parkay Quarts — These Boots Are Made for Walkin’
(1:28:27) Your DJs Go Away
(1:34:39) Fiona Apple — Container (Theme to The Affair)


Episode #189: We’re Sorry for the Delay, Is Everybody Ready?

August 20, 2016

If all our programs are special, does that mean none of them are? We don’t know. But on this week’s special episode you’ll hear movie music, TV music, cartoon music, the best Stones cover you’ve ever heard, country and folk, synthesizers, the always-reliable De La Soul, Mike Oldfield (twice), big hits, big stars, little stars, Baby Björk, another report from the Trophy Train, and even more. There is no secret message hidden in this paragraph. We swear. Please download and continue to enable our little hobby. Something to leave our legatees, if any.

(0:00:00) Mike Oldfield with Maggie Reilly — Moonlight Shadow (Extended Version)
(0:05:14) Your DJs Are Here
(0:09:10) Mike Oldfield with Maggie Reilly — Moonlight Shadow (Unplugged Mix)
(0:12:43) Tangerine Dream — The Big Sleep in Search of Hades
(0:17:09) Henry Mancini — Theme for Three (from Wait Until Dark (1967))
(0:19:54) Mike Reno and Ann Wilson — Almost Paradise (from Footloose (1984))
(0:23:42) Your DJs Chat
(0:27:05) Iris DeMent — Our Town
(0:32:03) Johnny Cash — Five Feet High and Rising
(0:34:11) David Greenberger — Everything Spoken Between Songs in the Order That They Appear on All the Widely Released Official Live Albums by The Rolling Stones
(0:38:32) De La Soul — Potholes in My Lawn
(0:42:21) Your DJs Speak
(0:46:44) Harry Nilsson — The Birds (Narration)/P. O. V. Waltz (from The Point! (1971))
(0:50:55) Clem Snide — The Junky Jews
(0:55:14) Fountains of Wayne — Stacy’s Mom
(0:58:31) Shout Out Louds — Fall Hard
(1:02:41) Your DJs Talk
(1:04:41) Bob and Ray — Wally Ballou: From the Trophy Train #8: The Market Is Saturated
(1:05:58) Andrew Bird — Think About Your Troubles
(1:09:40) Björk — Bænin (Christopher Robin)
(1:11:53) Boy — Waitress
(1:15:05) Your DJs Discuss
(1:18:42) Kate and Anna McGarrigle — DJ Serenade
(1:22:53) The Books feat. José Gonzalez — Cello Song
(1:26:44) The Beach Boys — I Can Hear Music
(1:29:19) Agesandages — We Need a Little Christmas
(1:32:31) Your DJs Conclude
(1:37:13) Alexander Faris — Opening and Closing Themes to Upstairs, Downstairs


Episode #188: Pick Up Your Big Black Shoe and Put It on the Accelerator

August 13, 2016

This week you’ll hear music old and new played for people old and new plus even a little music played by and for cats both cool and departed. You’ll hear duets, covers, instrumentals, more rapping about blessings (how lucky we are), and more from the Trophy Train. Thrill to jazz and pop and rock and soul and even accordion music. It’s hard to go wrong here. What more do you need? Be reasonable and download this and listen to it. Please.

(0:00:00) John Williams with The Boston Pops Orchestra — Bugler’s Dream/Olympic Fanfare and Theme
(0:04:26) Your DJs Speak
(0:12:17) Flaco Jiménez with Stephen Stills — Change Partners
(0:16:00) Blood, Sweat and Tears — Go Down Gamblin’
(0:20:15) The Stone Poneys feat. Linda Ronstadt — New Hard Times
(0:23:18) Rotary Connection feat. Minnie Riperton — A-Muse
(0:27:18) Your DJs Speak
(0:31:28) Hank Azaria and Liev Schreiber — “People Underestimate Canadian Rock and Roll” (from Ray Donovan)
(0:32:38) The Guess Who — Laughing
(0:35:18) Squeeze — Cool for Cats
(0:39:13) Marni Nixon with Lincoln Mayorga — Someone to Watch Over Me
(0:42:59) Duke Ellington — Come Sunday (1945 version)
(0:47:28) Your DJs Speak
(0:52:03) Bob and Ray — Wally Ballou: A Hot Day on the Trophy Train #7
(0:53:28) The Replacements — Sixteen Blue
(0:57:52) Chris Isaak — Wicked Game (instrumental)
(1:02:39) Maria McKee — I Can’t Make It Alone
(1:06:16) Your DJs Speak
(1:09:59) Harry Nilsson — The Pointed Man (Narration)/Life Line (from The Point! (1971))
(1:15:02) Ben Kweller feat. Albert Hammond Jr. — Wait
(1:17:47) Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass — Up Cherry Street
(1:20:06) Chance the Rapper — Blessings (first version)
(1:23:46) The GTOs — I’m in Love with the Ooo-Ooo Man
(1:27:11) The Buckinghams — It’s a Beautiful Day (For Lovin’)
(1:30:05) Your DJs Finish
(1:38:44) William Hanna and Joseph Barbera — Main Title Theme to Yogi Bear


Episode #187: Music and Chat for People Who Are Not Churlish

August 6, 2016

This week we have calliope music! And who doesn’t love that, except for people we’d never want to have dinner with anyway? You’ll also hear covers and standards, songs and stories, pop and jazz and funk and hip-hop, guitars and drums, show tunes, cartoon music, more from the Trophy Train, smooth music and rough music, and a bit more, most of it old-old-old, the way we like it. Please join in our worthwhile activity.

(0:00:00) Verne Langdon — Twelfth Street Rag
(0:02:20) Your DJs Deride Churlish People
(0:08:17) Dusty Springfield — Auf dich nur wart’ ich immerzu (I Only Want to Be with You)
(0:10:53) Ray Conniff — Bali Ha’i
(0:13:47) 80 Drums Around the World — Caravan
(0:16:26) Funkadelic — Can You Get to That
(0:19:16) Your DJs Speak
(0:23:01) Leo Kottke — Rings
(0:25:50) Willie Nelson — I’m Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover
(0:28:47) Harry Nilsson — The Trial and Banishment (Narration)/Think About Your Troubles (from The Point! (1971))
(0:33:47) Q-Tip — Vivrant Thing
(0:36:59) Your DJs Speak
(0:39:34) Bob and Ray — Wally Ballou: From the Trophy Train #6: Memorabilia
(0:44:22) Les Baxter — I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair
(0:46:10) Verne Langdon — Lassus’ Trombone
(0:47:21) Sol Hoopii and His Novelty Quartette — Oh, Lady Be Good!
(0:50:29) Hanson — MMMBop (long version)
(0:54:56) Your DJs Speak
(0:58:41) Luluc with Xylouris White — Till the Morning Comes
(1:03:42) Tom Waits — Gun Street Girl
(1:08:43) Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band — The Blimp (mousetraprelica)
(1:10:47) Neneh Cherry — Buffalo Stance
(1:16:29) The Beatles — Come and Get It (Anthology 3 version)
(1:18:56) The Vaccines — We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Originally by Taylor Swift)
(1:22:11) The Coasters — Satin Doll
(1:24:37) Dean Martin — Sway (Quien Sera)
(1:27:18) Your DJs Wrap Up
(1:32:18) Verne Langdon — Vaudeville Playoff


Episode #186: The Indisputable Leader of the Gang

July 30, 2016

This week we start with a signature tune (not ours, we don’t have one) and we end with a TV cartoon theme (we don’t have one of those, either). In between, our conversation is preserved as if in amber, together with some country music, plus folk, pop, jazz, covers, and more including another visit to the Trophy Train. They’re all excellent choices. We wouldn’t be allowed to say that if it weren’t true. That’s the law. Or it should be. So please download and listen.

(0:00:00) Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé — This Could Be the Start of Something Big
(0:02:26) Your DJs Appear
(0:09:15) Chet Atkins and Dolly Parton — Do I Ever Cross Your Mind
(0:11:54) Barr Brothers — Even the Darkness Has Arms
(0:15:43) Sandy Denny — Listen, Listen
(0:19:39) Andrew Bird — So Much Wine, Merry Christmas
(0:23:04) Your DJs Speak
(0:26:11) Joy of Cooking — Hush
(0:28:56) Motive feat. Scraps — Gz and Hustlas
(0:34:03) Harry Nilsson — The Game (Narration)/Poli High (from The Point! (1971))
(0:38:35) Rachel Haden — Poems, Prayers, and Promises
(0:42:14) Your DJs Speak
(0:46:01) Bob and Ray — Wally Ballou: From the Trophy Train #5 (Harold, LI)
(0:48:12) Charlie Parker Septet — Cardboard
(0:51:21) Shelly Manne and His Friends (André Previn and Leroy Vinnegar) — Wouldn’t It Be Loverly
(0:56:53) Charles Mingus — Hora Decubitus
(1:01:34) Your DJs Speak
(1:04:28) The Jayhawks — Quiet Corners and Empty Spaces
(1:07:34) Ryan Adams — This Love
(1:12:45) Lennon Stella — Beyond the Sun
(1:15:52) Dar Williams — What Do You Love More Than Love
(1:19:08) Robert Plant and Alison Krauss — Fortune Teller
(1:23:36) Schoolboy Q — Man of the Year
(1:27:12) Your DJs Conclude
(1:35:58) William Hanna and Joseph Barbera — Closing Theme to Top Cat


Episode #185: Don’t Let Yourself Forget, Tune Up Your Internet

July 23, 2016

A lot of “blessings” this week. Sometimes it just turns out that way. No matter. It’s still an hour and a half that you won’t regret spending, as long as you make dinner or do the laundry while listening. Hear many genres and entertaining styles, but nothing recorded before we were born! That’s the truth (barely). For a change. Please download and listen to these bits.

(0:00:00) Allan Sherman with Christine Nelson — Sarah Jackman
(0:02:25) Your DJs Say Hello
(0:10:09) Petula Clark — Color My World
(0:12:58) B. J. Thomas — Rock and Roll Lullaby
(0:17:09) Burt Bacharach with Joel Grey — What’s New Pussycat
(0:19:22) The Kinks — Polly
(0:22:12) Your DJs Speak
(0:27:00) Bob and Doug McKenzie (Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas) with Geddy Lee — Take Off
(0:31:44) Bryan Adams — Cuts Like a Knife (Live in Binghamton NY, 14 June 2010)
(0:36:29) Harry Nilsson — The Town (Narration)/Me and My Arrow (from The Point! (1971))
(0:40:06) Jack Johnson — Good People
(0:43:34) Your DJs Speak
(0:47:28) Bob and Ray — Wally Ballou: From the Trophy Train #4 (Harold, LI)
(0:49:46) Esperanza Spalding — Crowned and Kissed
(0:54:19) Petra Haden — God Only Knows
(0:56:50) Melanie — Christopher Robin (Is Saying His Prayers)
(0:59:26) Your DJs Speak
(1:04:20) Jack Cassidy, Joan Gardner, Laura Olsher — The Lord’s Bright Blessing (from Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol (1962))
(1:08:02) Sarah Vaughan — Make Yourself Comfortable
(1:11:12) Melissa Etheridge — Come to My Window (Live from the Mountain Music Lodge)
(1:14:17) Good Old War — Better Weather
(1:17:51) Your DJs Pop in and Out Very Quickly
(1:17:59) New Riders of the Purple Sage — Hello Mary Lou
(1:20:56) Chance the Rapper — Blessings (second version)
(1:24:56) Georgie Fame — Yeh, Yeh (German version)
(1:27:30) Frank Sinatra — Lean Baby
(1:30:02) Your DJs Wrap Up
(1:37:45) William Hanna and Joseph Barbera — Opening and Closing Themes to The Huckleberry Hound Show