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
(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


Episode #184: You’ll Get a Gumdrop Later

July 16, 2016

If we said that this episode includes things recorded before you were born, would that make you want to listen? Well, it’s there whether you want it or not. Music from the 20th and 21st centuries (nothing earlier or later). Hear mashups and covers and advice and music from a favorite movie, a report from the Trophy Train, a few chuckles, a little chat, Wes argues with us about his birthday, Jack says hi, plus we start a new serial. It’s just another hot July day of podcasting designed to make your time on earth a little easier.

(0:00:00) The Searchers — Magic Potion
(0:02:34) Your DJs Speak
(0:05:38) Tori Amos — Smells Like Teen Spirit
(0:08:52) Best Coast — Baby I’m Crying
(0:13:21) Eric Cartman — O Holy Night
(0:15:17) Mary J. Blige — Petit Papa Noël
(0:19:14) Your DJs Talk
(0:22:33) Bert Kaempfert — Market Day
(0:25:03) Bettye Swann — Stand by Your Man
(0:28:11) Sharon Lynn, Frank Richardson, Marjorie White — Turn on the Heat (from Sunny Side Up (1929))
(0:34:33) Girl Talk — Here’s the Thing
(0:39:20) Your DJs Talk About Mashups and Other Things
(0:45:59) Bob and Ray — Wally Ballou: From the Trophy Train #3 (Frederick, MD)
(0:47:49) Pixies — Where Is My Mind
(0:51:41) Bob Hope — Civil Defense Spot: Pattern of Survival
(0:52:38) Amy Winehouse — To Know Him Is to Love Him
(0:55:01) The Band Perry — Better Dig Two
(0:58:13) Your DJs Speak
(1:02:07) Ann-Margret — Lovin’ Spree
(1:05:02) Smokey Robinson and Jessie J. — Cruisin’
(1:10:17) John Stewart — Daydream Believer
(1:13:49) Benjamin Booker — Wicked Waters
(1:17:16) Harry Nilsson — Everything’s Got ‘Em (from The Point! (1971))
(1:19:42) Iron and Wine — Joy
(1:22:11) Your DJs Finish
(1:29:22) Vic Mizzy — Theme to The Addams Family


Episode #183: Movin’ So Fast You Can’t See Us Go By

July 9, 2016

This week: sound effects and chat! Plus a chart-topper from Lawrence Welk, advice from Carol Channing, a report from the Trophy Train, covers of songs by Leonard and by The Dead, folk and jazz and pop and catchy melodies from several eras, and lots more. We doubt these descriptions bring in any new listeners, but we write them anyway. If you’re reading this, you’re a listener, right? So please listen. Even if you’re not reading this.

(0:00:00) Lawrence Welk and His Champagne Orchestra — Calcutta
(0:02:13) Your DJs Approach
(0:09:43) Cornelis Vreesvijk — Brev från kolonien (A Letter from Camp)
(0:12:38) Carol Channing — Housework
(0:15:34) Louis Jordan — Is You Is or Is You Ain’t (Ma’ Baby)
(0:18:55) Leon Bridges — Flowers
(0:21:51) Your DJs Speak
(0:27:17) The Turtles — Surfer Dan
(0:29:56) The Beach Boys — Honkin’ Down the Highway (original version with drum intro)
(0:33:06) Cannon’s Jug Stompers — Walk Right In
(0:36:02) Ryan Adams — How You Get the Girl
(0:39:50) Your DJs Speak Again
(0:42:42) Bob and Ray — Wally Ballou: From the Trophy Train #2 (Blackstone, VA)
(0:44:07) Sharon Van Etten — You Didn’t Really Do That (Live at Piano’s)
(0:48:33) John Fahey — Twilight Time
(0:51:03) Landon Pigg — Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop (single version)
(0:55:32) Your DJs Discuss
(0:59:44) I’m with Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O'Donovan) — Crossing Muddy Waters
(1:02:26) The Walkmen — Ripple
(1:07:16) Sylvie Simmons with Matías Cena and Diego Alorda — Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye
(1:11:12) Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar — Freedom
(1:16:03) The Continental (Renzo Cesana) — I Walk the Lonesome Night
(1:18:32) The Pentagons — To Be Loved (Forever)
(1:20:57) Blossom Dearie — The Boy Next Door
(1:23:45) Fitz and The Tantrums — MoneyGrabber
(1:26:54) Your DJs Prepare to Leave
(1:34:38) Lily Frost — All I Ever Wanted (Theme to Being Erica)


Episode #182: We Accept Full Responsibility for This

July 2, 2016

Start or continue your holiday weekend with this program of music and chat from our podcast factory. We are polite, personable, dedicated, friendly, and in some cases young. Country and pop and soap, folk and blues and rhythm and blues, jazz, advice, and ninety minutes are gone before you know it. We spend your time well. You’ll see. Please download and listen.

(0:00:00) Mike Jones Trio — What’ll I Do?
(0:02:56) Your DJs Arrive with Presents. Just Kidding.
(0:08:28) The Left Banke — Pretty Ballerina
(0:11:01) The Magnetic Fields — Long-Forgotten Fairytale
(0:14:36) The Temptations — Mein Girl
(0:17:23) Jackie Wilson — Squeeze Her, Tease Her (But Love Her)
(0:19:21) Your DJs Discuss
(0:25:55) Sara Watkins with Jim James — One Last Time
(0:29:03) Sarah Siskind — Don’t Put Your Horse Away
(0:33:26) John Prine — Hello in There
(0:37:58) Sturgill Simpson — Oh Sarah
(0:42:12) Your DJs Converse
(0:53:47) Bob and Ray — Wally Ballou: From the Trophy Train #1 (Atlanta, GA)
(0:58:07) Florence + The Machine — Shake It Out
(1:02:44) Groucho Marx — Civil Defense Spot: Excellent Chances
(1:03:43) Blossom Dearie — Doop-Doo-De-Doop (A Doodlin’ Song)
(1:05:57) Tiffany — I Think We’re Alone Now
(1:09:43) Your DJs Gab
(1:15:54) C. W. Stoneking — Beans
(1:18:23) Rihanna — Love on the Brain
(1:22:27) Julie Andrews — Feed the Birds (Tuppence a Bag) (from Mary Poppins (1965))
(1:26:16) Freelance Whales — Generate ^ 2nd Floor
(1:30:46) Your DJs Conclude
(1:37:53) Paul Taubman — Closing Theme to The Edge of Night (1956)


Episode #181: A Little Fermented Curd Will Do the Trick

June 25, 2016

Quiet enough for Sunday morning yet loud enough to wake the neighbors. We can’t decide. We can’t make a plan and stick to it. We hardly plan at all. That’s a good thing. You might change the channel otherwise. Please don’t go. Stay, listen, and get your neighbor to listen. We can take over the Internet (we’re sorry but we HAVE to capitalize that word) one Listener at a time.

(0:00:00) Sweet Honey in the Rock — Sylvie
(0:02:02) Your DJs Speak
(0:05:06) Nina Simone — Plain Gold Ring (1957 version)
(0:08:59) Odetta — Oh, Jerusalem
(0:10:25) Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris with Kate and Anna McGarrigle — Sisters of Mercy
(0:14:23) Taylor Swift — How You Get the Girl
(0:18:29) Your DJs Speak
(0:22:25) Al Jolson with Cab Calloway — I Love to Sing-A (from The Singing Kid (1936))
(0:25:29) Jay-Z feat. Biz Markie, Q-Tip, Slick Rick — Girls, Girls, Girls
(0:30:29) Taj Mahal — Take a Giant Step
(0:34:43) Marvin Gaye — Third World Girl
(0:39:18) Your DJs Discuss
(0:42:22) Monty Python — The Cheese Shop
(0:46:27) The Lemonheads — Ceiling Fan in My Spoon
(0:48:14) Dave Edmunds — I Hear You Knocking
(0:51:00) The Four Lads — Down by the Riverside
(0:53:32) Your DJs Talk
(0:56:23) Blossom Dearie — I Walk a Little Faster
(1:00:35) Fleet Foxes — Sim Sala Bim
(1:04:10) Kate and Anna McGarrigle — Excursion à Venise
(1:08:37) Amos Lee — The Man Who Wants You
(1:11:35) Your DJs Speak
(1:14:00) The Continental (Renzo Cesana) — Where Was I?
(1:16:49) Frou Frou — Let Go
(1:21:00) Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle — Baby’s in Black
(1:23:22) Jace Everett — Bad Things (Theme from True Blood) (acoustic version)
(1:26:20) Your DJs Conclude
(1:30:54) Robert Israel — Theme to What’s My Line? (1968 version)


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)