Episode #254: Filled with Down of Goose

December 9, 2017

It got so cold! Never mind, just stay indoors to listen. If we had any listeners in the southern hemisphere we might give them different advice but you guys should be fine with this one, which has many of our familiar idiosyncrasies on display. Please proceed, listeners.

(0:00:00) Kitty Wells — Walk Through This World with Me
(0:02:14) Your DJs Are Here Again
(0:08:11) Traffic — John Barleycorn Must Die (first version)
(0:13:16) War — All Day Music
(0:16:26) The Carter Family — I Never Will Marry
(0:18:58) Slim Whitman — Red River Valley
(0:22:08) Your DJs Recap
(0:25:19) The Sundays — Joy
(0:29:29) Christine and The Queens — Tilted (English version of “Christine”)
(0:33:41) Hayley Mills — Johnny Jingo
(0:35:20) Carla Thomas — B-A-B-Y
(0:38:16) Your DJs Speak to You, Not Down to You
(0:40:38) The Roches — My Winter Coat
(0:49:05) Taylor Swift — Delicate
(0:52:55) Catherine O’Hara — What Do You Get the Man Who Has Nothing (Live)
(0:57:01) Gwen Stefani feat. Blake Shelton — You Make It Feel Like Christmas
(0:59:36) Your DJs Speak
(1:03:46) Harry Nilsson with Jimmy Webb — Love Hurts
(1:07:07) Radiohead — Give Up the Ghost
(1:12:19) Petula Clark — Blackbird
(1:14:39) Khalid — Saved
(1:18:07) Helen Gillet — Ne me quitte pas
(1:22:49) The Pointer Sisters — I’m So Excited (single version)
(1:26:42) Your DJs Wrap It
(1:33:50) Stu Phillips (composer) — Opening and Closing Themes to McCloud

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Episode #253: It Has to Be Medical Experiments for the Lot of You

December 2, 2017

December comes in like…well, we sure don’t know. Words fail us even though we sometimes use a lot of them on our little programs. Music and chat, that’s what it says, and we deliver. Covers, country, calliope, rags, rap, pop, and more. Grab this and another one will be on its way soon.

(0:00:00) William Bolcom — Graceful Ghost
(0:04:05) Your DJs Arrive
(0:10:20) The Moody Blues — Go Now!
(0:13:31) Tobi Legend — Time Will Pass You By
(0:16:34) Livingston Taylor — Isn’t She Lovely
(0:21:02) Jay-Z — Marcy Me
(0:23:56) Your DJs Speak
(0:30:09) Helen Gillet — Quand je marche
(0:35:02) Madeleine Peyroux — Careless Love
(0:39:22) The New Basement Tapes feat. Rhiannon Giddens — Duncan and Jimmy
(0:43:31) Klaatu — Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft
(0:50:45) Your DJs Speak
(0:54:00) Monty Python — Every Sperm Is Sacred/Bloody Catholics/The Adventures of Martin Luther
(1:03:30) Reba McEntire — Going Out Like That
(1:07:23) Clare Bowen and Chris Carmack — Little Darlin’
(1:10:55) Run-D.M.C. — I’m Not Going Out Like That
(1:15:51) Verne Langdon — Song of the Nairobi Trio (Solfeggio)
(1:18:17) Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams — Gonna Get Along Without You Now
(1:21:10) Nitty Gritty Dirt Band — Mr. Bojangles
(1:24:46) Your DJs Depart
(1:31:15) Henry Mancini (composer) — Theme to The NBC Sunday Mystery Movie

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Episode #252: We Find Adventure Everywhere

November 25, 2017

It’s back to the old grind for us, for you, for everyone: movie music, TV music, folk and pop, rhythm and blues, covers, too many versions, languages other than English that are hard to understand and even harder to speak, music older than all of us and other music younger than your neighbor’s new baby who won’t stop crying. This is our stop along the way. The world is our friend. Especially if we get a few downloads. There’s no money in it for us but we like to please. Pleasure, that’s our currency.

(0:00:00) Elmer Bernstein — Main Title Theme to The Great Escape (1963)
(0:02:28) Your DJs Greet You
(0:08:23) Richard Thompson Band — Pennsylvania 6-5000 (live in Cannes, 1984)
(0:13:51) Bob Dylan and Bette Midler — Buckets of Rain
(0:17:48) Bob Dylan — Desolation Row (live in Prague, 1995-03-12)
(0:26:31) The Persuaders — Thin Line Between Love and Hate
(0:29:56) Your DJs Relate
(0:35:11) Jean-Pierre Masson — Auprès de ma blonde
(0:38:21) Elvis Presley — I Love Only One Girl (from Double Trouble (1967))
(0:40:14) Véronique Gens (soprano), L’Orchestre National de Lille — Auprès de ma blonde
(0:43:25) Helen Gillet — Auprès de ma blonde
(0:46:53) Your DJs Go Over That Again
(0:50:31) Dinah Shore with Sonny Burke and His Orchestra — Shoo-Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy
(0:53:18) Taylor Swift — Getaway Car
(0:57:31) Ebba Forsberg — Vem genom eld (Who by Fire)
(1:01:33) Gwen Stefani — White Christmas
(1:04:40) Your DJs Speak
(1:08:41) Laibach — 2525 (In the Year 2525)
(1:12:30) Jasmine Thompson and Sabrina Carpenter — Sign of the Times
(1:16:38) Nina Simone — Summertime (instrumental and vocal) (live at Town Hall, 1959)
(1:22:21) The Partridge Family — Doesn’t Somebody Want to Be Wanted
(1:25:08) Your DJs Conclude
(1:30:25) Jerry Scoggins (Ronald Stein, composer) — Road Without End (Opening and Closing Themes to The Littlest Hobo (1963))

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Episode #251: Re-creations for Your Recreation

November 18, 2017

If you bet against us reaching five years then you lost your money. We made it! We warned you. As compensation for your loss we present to you our fifth-anniversary program complete with an interesting gimmick and then another one (Gimmick 1 and Gimmick 2). Enough gimmicks and you end up with an extra-long program but we know most of you are fine with that because you told us so. Is this a new program or is it just an old one in clean clothing? Download it and see, uh, hear. In the meantime we’ll flip the calendar here and get ready for Year Six. See youse later.

(0:00:00) Your DJs Speak Out of Turn
(0:05:29) Leo Kottke — Little Martha
(0:08:06) Black Francis with Joey Santiago — The Cover of the Rolling Stone
(0:11:40) Colin James — Oh Well
(0:15:26) Dread Zeppelin — Black Mountain Side
(0:17:27) Your DJs Reminisce
(0:21:15) Shania Twain — Up! (live in Las Vegas, 2015)
(0:24:12) Tin Tin Out with Shelley Nelson — Here's Where the Story Ends
(0:28:14) Vanessa Peters — All That I Want
(0:31:22) Sarah Vaughan — Take the “A” Train
(0:34:02) Your DJs Are Living in the Past
(0:36:55) The Chordettes — Tall Paul
(0:38:27) Tracey Ullmann — Where the Boys Are
(0:40:53) A bailar calypso — Ritmos Latinos
(0:44:19) The Flying Guitar — Barabajagal
(0:47:01) Your DJs Conclude This Particular Gimmick
(0:52:40) Will Sexton and Simone Stevens — Come Josephine in My Flying Machine
(0:55:55) Your DJs Continue with Another Gimmick
(0:56:46) The Allman Brothers Band — Ramblin’ Man
(1:01:33) Dr Hook and The Medicine Show — Sylvia’s Mother
(1:05:17) Fleetwood Mac — The Chain (demo)
(1:10:42) Pickin’ on Led Zeppelin — Over the Hills and Far Away
(1:15:33) Your DJs Recap
(1:18:39) Shania Twain — Half Breed
(1:21:51) The Sundays — I Kicked a Boy
(1:24:47) The Weepies — Happiness
(1:28:14) Esquivel — Blue Christmas
(1:30:40) Your DJs Continue with One More Set
(1:33:03) Annette Funicello — Italianette
(1:35:37) Connie Francis — Vus Geven Is Geven
(1:38:54) Elli Medeiros — Toi mon toit
(1:42:31) Donovan — I Love My Shirt
(1:45:50) Your DJs Are Always Looking Ahead, Not Back
(1:50:57) Billy Murray and Ada Jones — Shine On, Harvest Moon

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Episode #250: So Long New York, Howdy East Orange

November 11, 2017

We mark 250 episodes, a number renowned by the ancients, by featuring a representative mixture of artists, genres, songs, tunes, instrumentals, covers, genres, eras, and foreign languages that we like and that some of you claim to like also. There’s something for everyone over the age of 40. That’s probably the lower end of our age demographic. (If only there were some way to know!) Please humor us and download this while it’s still here. Charmed, we’re sure.

(0:00:00) Bob Dylan — Talkin’ New York
(0:03:17) Your DJs Reach a Millstone, We Mean Milestone
(0:06:56) Elizabeth Howell, Karen Shepard, Muriel O'Malley, Patricia Neway — Maria (from The Sound of Music (Original Broadway Cast) (1959))
(0:10:16) Yvonne Elliman — I Don’t Know How to Love Him (from Jesus Christ Superstar (1970 concept album))
(0:13:49) Anthony Newley — Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) (from The Roar of the Greasepaint, the Smell of the Crowd (Original Broadway Cast) (1965))
(0:17:39) Original Cast of Star Light Express — Light at the End of the Tunnel (from Star Light Express (Original London Cast) (1984))
(0:22:13) Your DJs Speak
(0:26:03) Camille Berthollet, Julie Berthollet — Tico-Tico no fubá
(0:27:56) Madeleine Peyroux — You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
(0:31:45) Ebba Forsberg — Halleluja (Hallelujah)
(0:37:35) Snoop Doggy Dogg feat. Nate Dogg, Warren G, Nanci Fletcher, Kurupt — Ain’t No Fun (If the Homies Can’t Have None)
(0:41:44) Your DJs Explain
(0:44:49) Bob Dylan — Wigwam
(0:47:56) Grateful Dead — Candyman
(0:54:07) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Sonata for Piano and Celeste
(0:59:43) Sharon, Lois and Bram — The Smile on the Crocodile
(1:00:40) Your DJs Interrupt but Only Briefly
(1:02:21) Ben Folds Five — Video Killed the Radio Star
(1:06:02) Taco — Puttin’ on the Ritz
(1:10:56) Jack Hylton and His Orchestra — Button Up Your Overcoat
(1:14:12) Beastie Boys — Sabotage
(1:17:11) Kate and Anna McGarrigle — Rainbow Ride
(1:21:44) Joni Mitchell — A Strange Boy
(1:26:01) Your DJs Speak, Contemplate, and Leave
(1:32:28) Johnny Cash (composers: Richard Markowitz, Andrew J. Fenady) — The Ballad of Johnny Yuma (Theme to The Rebel)

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Episode #249: Sitting on the Front Steps Drinking Orange Crush

November 5, 2017

November comes in like a podcast and will probably go out that way too. Most of this stuff is old (like most of us) but one or two are new (like one or two of us). See our thought processes and our research at work, preserved in the ether for years to come. But only if you download this program. You’ve found, now grab it. No more rehearsing and nursing a part. We know every part by heart.

(0:00:00) Charles Trenet — Boum
(0:02:32) Your DJs Salute You
(0:09:30) John Prine — The Sins of Memphisto
(0:13:42) Kenny Rogers — The Gambler
(0:17:11) Dalida — Nel 2023 (In the Year 2525)
(0:20:25) Haim — Walking Away
(0:24:20) Your DJs Recap
(0:29:15) Art Tatum — Promotional Interview with Paul Weston/Nice Work If You Can Get It
(0:34:02) Charlie Parker — April in Paris (Charlie Parker with Strings version)
(0:37:34) Andy Williams — It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
(0:40:04) Sammy Davis Jr. — The Candy Man
(0:43:12) Your DJs Speak of Music
(0:47:07) Bob and Ray — Bob and Ray’s Conversation Program
(0:51:36) Fats Domino — Careless Love
(0:53:50) Mississippi John Hurt — Candy Man
(0:56:43) Honey Cone — Want Ads
(0:59:29) Your DJs Interpolate
(1:03:21) Pat Boone — Speedy Gonzales
(1:05:52) Perry Como — Tomboy
(1:08:18) Rudi Ekstein (Pickin' on Led Zeppelin) — Ramble On
(1:11:49) OutKast feat. Konkrete, Big Gipp, Ludacris — Tomb of the Boom
(1:16:34) Your DJs Prepare for a Final Short Set
(1:19:53) Abba — Take a Chance on Me
(1:24:00) Glenn Miller — Little Brown Jug
(1:26:48) Your DJs Bid Adieu (to Yieu and Yieu and Yieu)
(1:30:20) Mel Blanc (composers: Mack David, Jerry Livingston) — The Bugs Bunny Overture (This Is It) (Theme to The Bugs Bunny Show)

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Episode #248: Money Is a Perfectly Wonderful Present

October 29, 2017

Once in a while we talk your ear off. You come for the music but you stay for the chat. Well done. In between our ramblings this time you’ll hear show tunes, covers, instrumentals, foreign languages, the young and the old and the restless, and a spooky tune or two. Our work is done but yours is just beginning.

(0:00:00) Gertrude Lawrence — Getting to Know You (from The King and I (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (1951))
(0:03:25) Your DJs Talk a Lot
(0:13:43) The Sounds (Takis Antoniadis) — Το έτος 2525 (In the Year 2525)
(0:16:51) Elton John — Madman Across the Water
(0:22:49) The Shadows — Man of Mystery
(0:24:48) Guided by Voices — Ghosts of a Different Dream
(0:27:19) Your DJs Ramble On
(0:32:24) Marie Laforêt — Manchester et Liverpool
(0:34:53) Freddie and The Dreamers — Playboy
(0:38:12) Helen Gurley Brown — How to Have an Affair - And Live Happily Ever After!
(0:45:06) Khalid — Location
(0:48:45) Your DJs Again
(0:55:05) The Beach Boys — Wouldn’t It Be Nice (Highlights from Tracking Date)
(1:02:26) Mitsou — Spooky
(1:05:52) Henry Morgan — Push-Pull, Click-Click (commercial for Eversharp Schick injector razor)
(1:07:02) The Beatles — What Goes On
(1:09:48) Ron Goodwin and His Orchestra — Do You Know the Way to San Jose
(1:12:17) Your DJs Yet Again
(1:18:29) The Partridge Family — Point Me in the Direction of Albuquerque
(1:22:17) The Tragically Hip — Fifty-Mission Cap
(1:26:27) Your DJs Finish Talking At Last
(1:29:19) John Bath — Opening and Closing Themes to The Forest Rangers

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Episode #247: To Bet Against Us Is Completely Absurd

October 21, 2017

We present a balanced meal of highly variable music and chat with which you can while away an hour and a half. It won’t hurt at all. Lots of 60s music but there’s also, let’s see, 50s and 70s and 80s and 90s and 00s and 10s. Seven decades! Sometimes we surprise even ourselves. Have a listen.

(0:00:00) The New Christy Minstrels — Green, Green
(0:02:07) Your DJs Discuss Music and Other Things
(0:11:09) The New Christy Minstrels — Grün, Grün Ist Tennessee (Green, Green)
(0:13:25) The Rascals — Lonely Too Long
(0:16:25) Eric Burdon and The Animals — When I Was Young
(0:19:22) Zager and Evans — In the Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus)
(0:22:37) Your DJs Speak
(0:26:33) Cassius Clay — Round 1: I Am the Greatest
(0:29:57) Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers — Don’t Do Me Like That
(0:32:47) Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers with Jeff Lynne and Dhani Harrison — Handle with Care
(0:36:09) Bone Thugs-n-Harmony — Crossroad
(0:39:38) Your DJs Speak
(0:45:34) Monty Python — The Story of the Film So Far (from the soundtrack album to Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975))
(0:47:46) Bananarama — Cruel Summer
(0:51:15) The Bangles — Walk Like an Egyptian (Extended Dance Mix)
(0:57:03) Of Monsters and Men — King and Lionheart
(1:01:34) Your DJs Speak
(1:07:04) Judy Garland and Ray Bolger — If I Only Had a Brain/We’re Off to See the Wizard
(1:11:03) Judy Garland with Ray Bolger and Jane Powell — The Jitterbug
(1:13:37) Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band — The Little Drummer Boy
(1:17:22) Chet Atkins — Chinatown, My Chinatown
(1:19:21) Jens Lekman — Evening Prayer
(1:23:34) Rhiannon Giddens — Sourwood Mountain (from Nashville)
(1:25:45) Sharon, Lois and Bram — Peanut Butter and Jelly
(1:27:10) Your DJs Finish Up Another Fine Program
(1:31:51) Merv Griffin — Theme to Wheel of Fortune (Changing Keys)

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Episode #246: How Would We Know? Why Should We Care?

October 14, 2017

Just you know why. Give them all to me. No one told me about her. Enough germs to catch pneumonia. Up and down. It pours, man. You are the one. The days grow short. Fresh air!

These are a few phrases from a few of the fine musical selections you might hear if you listen to this program. All that and more, plus chat. An offer you need not refuse. Go on, you know we want you to.

(0:00:00) Mimi and Richard Farina — Pack Up Your Sorrows (1968 version)
(0:03:03) Your DJs Arrive and Explain
(0:06:30) Richie Havens — Run Shaker Life
(0:12:15) Chaka Khan — Through the Fire
(0:16:59) Mandy Patinkin with The Boys Choir of Harlem — (Ya Got) Trouble
(0:20:36) Kanye West — Through the Wire
(0:24:18) Your DJs Speak
(0:30:08) Buddy Holly — True Love Ways
(0:33:09) Peter and Gordon — True Love Ways
(0:36:34) Jackson Browne — True Love Ways
(0:39:35) My Morning Jacket — True Love Ways
(0:42:58) Your DJs Recapitulate
(0:45:56) Maurice Chevalier and Hayley Mills — Enjoy It (from In Search of the Castaways (1962))
(0:48:03) Chet Baker — September Song
(0:51:04) Dave Brubeck — Look for the Silver Lining
(0:54:47) Tom Petty — Wildflower
(0:57:57) Your DJs Speak
(1:00:16) Rowlf the Dog (Jim Henson) — Bein’ Green
(1:02:42) Isaac Hayes — I’ll Never Fall in Love Again
(1:08:03) Petula Clark — I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love
(1:10:56) The Innocence Mission — Follow Me
(1:14:12) Your DJs Again
(1:18:04) Neil MacArthur (Colin Blunstone) — She’s Not There
(1:21:23) Ray Conniff and the Singers — It Never Rains in Southern California
(1:25:06) Esquivel — Night and Day
(1:27:43) James Marshall — Just You (from Twin Peaks and Twin Peaks: The Return)
(1:31:19) Your DJs Wrap Up
(1:35:17) Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor (composer: Vic Mizzy) — Theme to Green Acres

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Episode #245: We’re All Mighty Grateful

October 7, 2017

We skew a little toward the older this time because sometimes it just turns out that way. Still, it’s all good, it really is. Most of the people whose performances we play this week are still with us. But that is a mere factoid. If you’re anything like us you’re going to like this. Please give it a listen.

(0:00:00) Cruella De Ville — Those Two Dreadful Children
(0:03:54) Your DJs Show Up
(0:09:18) Eric Burdon and War — Spill the Wine (album version)
(0:14:10) Bread — Let Your Love Go
(0:16:32) Jerry Muriad’s Harmonicats — Music to Watch Girls By
(0:19:06) Chris Montez — The More I See You
(0:21:44) Your DJs Converse
(0:26:14) Judy Garland — The Joint Is Really Jumpin’ Down at Carnegie Hall
(0:29:56) Liza Minnelli — Cabaret (from the MGM movie Cabaret (1972))
(0:33:54) Kenneth J. Alford, Malcolm Arnold — March from the River Kwai and Colonel Bogey (from The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957))
(0:36:09) Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass — Casino Royale (from Casino Royale (1967))
(0:38:46) Your DJs Talk About That Movie Music
(0:43:10) Bob and Ray — Just Fancy Dan, the Barber of Hartsdale
(0:46:26) Patrick Carney feat. Michelle Branch — A Horse with No Name (from Bojack Horseman)
(0:51:01) Matthews’ Southern Comfort — And When She Smiles (She Makes the Sun Shine)
(0:53:15) Tommy Roe — Dizzy
(0:56:06) Your DJs Recap
(0:59:10) Jimmy Durante with Groucho Marx, Danny Kaye, Jane Wyman — Black Strap Molasses
(1:01:47) They Might Be Giants — Violin
(1:04:18) Connie Francis — Lipstick on Your Collar
(1:06:36) Jay-Z feat. Frank Ocean — Caught Their Eyes
(1:10:02) Your DJs Review
(1:14:24) Fats Waller and His Rhythm — Whose Honey Are You (instrumental)
(1:17:31) Bon Iver — 666
(1:21:44) Fairport Convention (vocal: Sandy Denny) — She Moves Through the Fair (acoustic version)
(1:26:46) M. Ward — Well-Tempered Clavier
(1:29:43) Your DJs Wrap Up and Take Their Leave
(1:35:53) Sheldon Allman — Theme to Let’s Make a Deal

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