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


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)