Episode #204: People Come from Miles Around Just to Hear Us Play

December 3, 2016

This week, like every other week, we present a grab bag: “a container from which a person chooses a wrapped item at random, without knowing the contents”. We speak metaphorically but only on occasion. You may have heard some of this before but we doubt you’ve heard it all. (We hadn’t. Not both of us.) But we know we’re speaking either to the already-converted (hello, listeners!) or to the already-disinterested (you’re still here?), so, ‘nuff said, except: please download and join us.

(0:00:00) Dinah Shore, Tony Martin, Phil Harris, Betty Hutton, Henri René and His Orchestra — The Musicians
(0:02:30) Your DJs Arrive
(0:09:23) Mary Hopkin — Silver Birch and Weeping Willow
(0:12:11) Rilo Kiley — Breakin’ Up
(0:15:49) The Mamas and The Papas — Twelve-Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon)
(0:19:12) Phosphorescent, Jenny Lewis and Friends — Sugaree
(0:24:12) Your DJs Recap
(0:29:22) Joe Caverlee, Cody Kirby, Darrin Vincent — Carol of the Bells
(0:31:26) Leona Naess — Christmas
(0:35:21) Negativland — Perfect Scrambled Eggs
(0:38:04) Wolf Parade — This Heart’s on Fire
(0:42:01) Your DJs Speak
(0:46:04) Rod McKuen — Advice to Folk Singers
(0:48:16) Tom Rush — Child’s Song
(0:52:24) Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt — Pleasant as May
(0:55:00) Lennon and Maisy Stella — Call Your Girlfriend (Live)
(0:56:48) Your DJs Talk
(1:00:29) Sandy Posey — I Take It Back
(1:02:53) A Band of Bees — I Love You
(1:07:52) Les Sultans — À toi que je pense (Come a Little Bit Closer)
(1:10:10) A Tribe Called Quest — We the People…
(1:13:04) Your DJs Talk Again
(1:15:10) Happy Schnapps Combo — No, I Don’t Wanna Do Dat
(1:18:27) Brian Eno and David Byrne — Strange Overtones
(1:22:44) The Monkees — When Love Comes Knockin’ at Your Door
(1:24:30) Wilco — Locator
(1:26:48) Your DJs Speak Once More Before Leaving
(1:30:39) Elmer Bernstein — Theme to the National Geographic TV Specials


Episode #203: We Did Four Years. Can We Do Five? Place Your Bets.

November 26, 2016

We start our fifth year of internetting with more tributes (because tributes will always be with us) plus more of our favorites. One of us and several of you have birthdays, and that’s always nice. Most of us have had a big meal and watched a lot of television by now so it’s time for something different. Music and leftovers. Please download this. I hope we didn’t do all this work on a holiday for nothing.

(0:00:00) Jean-Jacques Perrey, Gershon Kingsley — Main Street Electrical Parade (Disneyland (1979))
(0:05:10) Your DJs Open the Program
(0:14:03) Jean-Jacques Perrey, Gershon Kingsley — Computer in Love
(0:16:11) Jean-Jacques Perrey, Gershon Kingsley — Swan’s Splashdown
(0:18:28) Jean-Jacques Perrey — Hello Dolly
(0:20:25) Jean-Jacques Perrey, Gershon Kingsley — Mas que nada
(0:22:45) Your DJs Recap
(0:26:37) Chris Isaak — Somebody’s Crying
(0:29:23) Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings — How Long Do I Have to Wait for You
(0:33:45) The Bonzo Dog Band — Hunting Tigers out in Indiah
(0:36:48) Snoop Doggy Dogg — Doggy Dogg World
(0:41:55) Your DJs Speak
(0:45:48) The Chieftains with Kate and Anna McGarrigle — Il est né, le divin Enfant/Ça bergers, assemblons-nous
(0:51:05) Dean Martin — Canadian Sunset
(0:54:24) Andy Williams — Moon River
(0:57:07) Blossom Dearie — Lucky to Be in Love
(1:01:08) Your DJs Speak
(1:04:35) Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Bill Lee, Ginny Tyler, Paul Frees, Marc Breaux, Marni Nixon, Thurl Ravenscroft — Jolly Holiday (from Mary Poppins (1965))
(1:10:11) London Grammar — Wrecking Ball (originally by Miley Cyrus)
(1:14:09) Gipsy Kings — La Rumba de Nicolas
(1:18:03) Rodriguez — I’ll Slip Away (from Searching for Sugar Man (2012))
(1:20:53) Hank Locklin — Geisha Girl
(1:23:02) Skeeter Davis — Lost to a Geisha Girl
(1:25:15) Your DJs Wrap Up
(1:30:56) William Hanna, Joseph Barbara — Theme to The Magilla Gorilla Show


Episode #202: A Little Music and a Lot of Chat

November 19, 2016

This week’s program has a high chat-to-music ratio. Will that fly? We’ll push it over the cliff and find out. We play tribute sets to Leonard Cohen and Leon Russell and we round that out with a little more. We chat with each other and with frequent guest Wes, and that’s what it is. Please honor us with your download, and also by listening to it.

(0:00:00) Leonard Cohen — Treaty
(0:04:01) Your DJs Speak for a Long Time
(0:19:48) Tom Jones — Tower of Song
(0:23:44) Judy Collins — Suzanne
(0:28:06) Tori Amos — Famous Blue Raincoat
(0:33:44) k. d. lang — Hallelujah
(0:38:43) Your DJs Speak Some More
(0:43:56) Betty Carter — Theme from Dr. Kildare (Three Stars Will Shine Tonight)
(0:46:39) Gang Starr — No Shame in My Game
(0:50:43) Kevin Kline — La Mer (from French Kiss (1995))
(0:54:26) Bobby Womack — Come l’amore
(0:57:26) Your DJs Speak Again
(1:03:21) Leon Russell — A Song for You
(1:07:26) Leon Russell — If I Were a Carpenter
(1:11:14) Leon Russell — Wild Horses
(1:14:47) Carpenters — Superstar
(1:18:35) Your DJs Talk with Wes, Wrap Up, and Leave
(1:27:42) Leonard Cohen — Dance Me to the End of Love


Episode #201: Father, Daughter, Music, Chat, Infinity

November 12, 2016

If you thought we were done after 200 episodes, think again. We kept on going and you’ll have to put up with us for a while longer. This week we have another rarity from Kate and Anna, alternates, covers, an answer song pair, two songs with the word “U” in the title, a therapy session, and lots more. Every decade from the 1930s through to present day (except one) is represented here. Such variety you will not find with Sixties on Six, so please stick with us instead. We have always depended on the kindness of strangers.

(0:00:00) Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Joel Zifkin, Michel Pépin — Le banjo rustique
(0:03:06) Your DJs Return to Speak to You
(0:11:00) The Primitives — Way Behind You (acoustic version)
(0:14:03) The Eames Era — Could Be Anything
(0:17:48) The Shins — Simple Song (acoustic)
(0:21:47) Kelly Clarkson — Since U Been Gone
(0:25:00) Your DJs Recap
(0:27:36) Roger McGuinn — If I Needed Someone
(0:30:55) Pavement — Cream of Gold
(0:34:56) The Monkees — Our Own World
(0:37:41) Kid Cudi — Solo Dolo (Nightmare)
(0:42:07) Your DJs Talk
(0:45:42) Del Close and John Brent — Psychological Testing (from “The Do-It-Yourself Psychoanalysis Kit”)
(0:51:09) The Ink Spots — Your Feet’s Too Big
(0:53:57) Django Reinhardt — I Can’t Give You Anything but Love
(0:57:17) Jasmine Thompson — Send My Love (To Your New Lover)
(1:00:03) Your DJs Talk More
(1:06:02) Larkin Poe and Thom Hell — Wait for Me
(1:09:44) Bruce Springsteen — The Big Payback
(1:11:57) Warren Brown and Adam Goddard — Big Block Singsong: Princess
(1:13:56) Rixton — Where Are Ü Now (Originally by Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber)
(1:17:21) Pow Wow — Chain Gang
(1:20:19) Theola Kilgore — (Chain Gang) The Sound of My Man
(1:22:45) Your DJs Finish the Program
(1:29:31) David Raskin — Theme to Ben Casey


Episode #200: We’ve Been Good but We Can’t Last

November 5, 2016

The week we surprise ourselves by reaching 200 episodes, a number so vast that chimpanzees have no word for it in their language. We celebrate with contributions from listeners, a visit from two longtime show hangers-on, music from some of our favorite artists and styles, many versions of one song, at least one foreign language, and more chat than reasonable for a music-and-chat show. We end up with the longest program we’ve ever done, and now we’re exhausted. You should download it and listen to it. Take your time, come back to it whenever you want, it will remember your place. Thanks and all that.

(0:00:00) Zez Confrey — Dizzy Fingers (1926 piano roll)
(0:02:33) Your DJs Chat with Each Other and with Some Guests
(0:17:59) Petula Clark — Ciao Ciao (Downtown)
(0:20:55) Sophia Loren — Che m'è 'mparato a fa
(0:24:17) Henry Mancini — A Shot in the Dark (from A Shot in the Dark (1964))
(0:26:48) Johnny Mathis — It’s Not for Me to Say
(0:29:51) Your DJs Discuss
(0:36:50) Nanci Griffith with Emmylou Harris and Iris DeMent — Are You Tired of Me My Darling
(0:40:01) Pistol Annies (Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe, Angaleena Presley) — Run Daddy Run
(0:42:59) Tailgators — Tico-Tico
(0:44:58) Dr. Dre feat. Dat Nigga Daz, Snoop Dogg, Colin Wolfe, Nate Dogg — Deez Nuuuts
(0:50:05) Your DJs Explain
(0:55:04) Bob and Ray — Members of the Audience Write a Song
(0:58:29) The Trash Can Sinatras — To Sir, with Love
(1:03:23) Herman’s Hermits — Heartbeat
(1:06:11) Wilco — Normal American Kids
(1:08:58) Your DJs Recap the Set
(1:13:36) She and Him — Christmas Don’t Be Late
(1:16:01) Deep Sea Diver — It’s Christmas Time (And I’m Still Alive)
(1:20:00) The Primitives — Way Behind Me (original version)
(1:23:08) Beastie Boys — Ricky’s Theme
(1:26:52) Your DJs Describe What You Just Heard
(1:32:52) Blossom Dearie — Blue Moon
(1:35:32) Bert Kaempfert — Blue Moon
(1:37:58) Nat King Cole — Blue Moon
(1:40:11) Ray Conniff — Blue Moon
(1:42:31) Your DJs Talk Again
(1:46:56) Del Close and John Brent — Introduction to Psychoanalysis (from The Do-It-Yourself Psychoanalysis Kit)
(1:49:08) Nina Simone — I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes)
(1:54:18) Jan DeGaetani, Leslie Guinn, Gilbert Kalish — Ah! May the Red Rose Live Alway
(2:00:15) Otis Redding — You Don’t Miss Your Water
(2:03:51) Ray Peterson — Tell Laura I Love Her
(2:06:45) Marilyn Michaels — Tell Tommy I Miss Him
(2:09:30) Your DJs Say Thanks and Wrap Up
(2:19:06) Jerry Goldsmith, Pete Rugolo, Hal Winn — Theme to Dr. Kildare (Three Stars Will Shine Tonight)


Episode #199: A Fine Way to Treat a Steinway

October 29, 2016

There’s a lot of piano music in this one. Pianos all over the place! This might be true all the time, we never checked before, but we noticed it this time. Relish it along with acoustic blues, sixties pop, movie music from this decade, “indie” (we don’t really like that word), rock and roll, old-sounding Christmas music, Mack the Knife, French and German, an answer-song pair, and even more. Most of it is in stereo because, only the best for you, our valued listeners. You’ll see.

(0:00:00) Hot Tuna — Hesitation Blues
(0:05:01) Your DJs Start Talking
(0:12:46) Herman’s Hermits — Ooh, She’s Done It Again
(0:15:01) Freddie and The Dreamers — You Were Made for Me
(0:17:18) Georgie Fame and The Blue Flames — Yeh, Yeh
(0:20:03) Spencer Davis Group — (Aquarius) Der Wasserman
(0:22:51) Your DJs Discuss
(0:27:42) Carole King — Pierre (from Really Rosie (1975))
(0:33:20) Jenny Owen Youngs — Clean Break
(0:36:33) Petula Clark — Ô Shériff Ô
(0:38:58) Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa — 6:30 (from Mac and Devin Go to High School (2012))
(0:43:09) Your DJs Intrude
(0:46:59) The Medieval Bæbes — The Holly and the Ivy
(0:50:04) The Lone Bellow and Friends — Dire Wolf
(0:53:06) Billy Murray — I Love a Piano
(0:55:47) Fats Waller — I Got Rhythm
(0:58:56) Your DJs Describe
(1:02:34) Billy Vaughan — Theme from The Threepenny Opera
(1:04:57) Yann Tiersen — Comptine d’un autre été: l’après-midi (from Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulin (2001))
(1:07:42) The Primitives — Sick of It
(1:10:54) Beach Fossils — Vacation
(1:14:41) Your DJs Explain Some More
(1:17:46) Arlo Guthrie — The Motorcycle Song (1967 version)
(1:20:33) Rita Coolidge — Superstar
(1:25:37) Big Jay McNeely and Band — There Is Something on My Mind
(1:29:08) The Teen Queens — There Is Nothing on My Mind
(1:33:07) Your DJs Wrap Up
(1:39:10) Robert A. Israel and Paul Alter — Theme to To Tell the Truth (1969-1978 version)


Episode #198: Liverwurst and Other Technical Problems

October 22, 2016

Sometimes you get to hear our mistakes. For example, take this program. Please. And when you do, listen to some music from musicals, some old and new hits, an answer-song pair, some funny stuff, and also possibly one or two things that you’ve actually heard before, but jeez, we hope not too much of that, because you can get that anywhere, right? What are we, Sixties on Six? No, Sir or Madam, we are not. If you download this you’ll see what we mean.

(0:00:00) Stanford Marching Band — Uncle John’s Band
(0:01:44) Your DJs Discuss
(0:05:52) David Wayne — When I’m Not Near the Girl I Love (from Finian’s Rainbow (1947)) (Original Broadway Cast)
(0:09:12) David Tomlinson, Dick Van Dyke, The Londoners — Let’s Go Fly a Kite (from Mary Poppins (1965))
(0:11:01) Robert Goulet — If Ever I Would Leave You (from Camelot (1960)) (Original Broadway Cast)
(0:14:10) Shirley Jones, Girls’ Chorus — Many a New Day (from Oklahoma! (1955)) (Movie Soundtrack Recording)
(0:17:18) Your DJs Have Technical Problems and Talk a Lot
(0:28:00) Guy Mitchell — Singing the Blues
(0:30:27) The Everly Brothers — T for Texas
(0:34:07) Lorne Greene — Oh! What a Town
(0:37:13) Lynyrd Skynyrd — Saturday Night Special
(0:42:22) Your DJs Solve Their Technical Problems
(0:45:41) Allan Sherman — Shticks of One and Half a Dozen of the Other
(0:51:29) Alexander — Awake My Body
(0:56:30) Chet Atkins — Yakety Axe
(0:58:30) Chance the Rapper feat. Kanye West and the Chicago Children’s Chorus — All We Got
(1:01:54) Your DJs Talk
(1:07:47) Bob and Ray — Squad Car 119: Long Line at the Bank
(1:11:36) Bon Iver — 10 dEAThbREaST
(1:14:23) Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot — Bonnie and Clyde
(1:18:36) Doves — Caught by the River
(1:24:29) Gene McDaniels — Tower of Strength
(1:26:48) Gloria Lynne — You Don’t Have to be a Tower of Strength
(1:29:01) Your DJs Are Done for Now
(1:35:43) Bob Cobert — Theme to To Tell the Truth (1962-1968 version)


Episode #197: Songs, Banter, Fun, and Nonsense

October 16, 2016

Your wait is over. This week you can hear a lovely waltz, some covers, a big hit or two, Christmas music, blissful soul, some giggly French pop, some French-accented American pop, advice from your Momma, an answer-song pair, nursery rhymes, some very old but very good jazz, a visit to the Trophy Train, a game show theme that some of us remember, and maybe a little more, all packaged nicely for download. We’ll take Paul Lynde for the win, Peter.

(0:00:00) Randy Newman (vocal: Jennifer Warnes) — One More Hour (from Ragtime (1981))
(0:02:45) Your DJs Arrive
(0:12:18) Moondog with Julie Andrews and Martyn Green — Songs of Fun and Nonsense
(0:19:08) Curtis Mayfield — The Makings of You
(0:22:51) Plainsong — I Can’t Let Go
(0:25:14) Lucinda Williams — Metal Firecracker
(0:28:43) Your DJs Discuss
(0:39:20) Maurice Chevalier — Hello, Beautiful
(0:41:41) Duke Ellington — I’m So in Love with You (Take 1)
(0:45:40) Ken Nordine — What Time Is It?
(0:49:29) Kendrick Lamar — You Ain’t Gotta Like (Momma Said)
(0:53:32) Your DJs Discuss Some More
(1:03:03) Henry Mancini — Moon River (from Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961))
(1:05:44) James Vincent McMorrow — Wicked Game (Recorded live at Canice Cathedral, Kilkenny, 2011)
(1:10:15) Bob and Ray — Wally Ballou: Trophy Train Admiration Society #3
(1:11:29) The Muppets — We Need a Little Christmas
(1:12:57) Neil Diamond — Holly Holy
(1:18:06) Bobby Vinton — Roses Are Red (My Love)
(1:20:44) Florraine Darlin — Long as the Rose Is Red
(1:23:21) Brigitte Bardot — Moi je joue
(1:24:59) Guided by Voices — Things I Will Keep
(1:27:26) Your DJs Are Finally Done
(1:35:04) William Loose — Theme to The Hollywood Squares (Bob and Merrill’s Theme)


Episode #196: Still Here. Not Over It.

October 8, 2016

This week you can overdose on recordings from the 1960s and from the 1920s. If you hate that, why are you here? But if you hate that you’ll find outliers from several other decades. Some TV and movie music, some language very unsuitable for children (hide them!), and some music so new that we couldn’t have played it a few months ago. Not that we planned it that way. We write these little descriptions after the episode is done, to remind us what we did, so that we’ll never ever do it again exactly the same way. We’re not sure what would happen if we repeated ourselves but we’re not eager to find out. But our work ethic is your gain. Please download and pass it on.

(0:00:00) Rufus Wainwright and Choir! Choir! Choir! — Hallelujah
(0:04:52) Your DJs Talk About the Song
(0:12:04) Helen Kane — He’s So Unusual
(0:15:06) Bessie Smith — ‘Tain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do
(0:18:32) Butterbeans and Susie — Elevator Papa, Switchboard Mama
(0:21:44) Clarence Reid — You Got to Fight
(0:24:34) Your DJs Speak
(0:30:01) Sandie Shaw — Toujours un coin qui me rappelle (There's Always Something There to Remind Me)
(0:32:40) The Main Ingredient — Everybody Plays the Fool
(0:36:15) Paul Revere and The Raiders — Him or Me - What’s It Gonna Be?
(0:39:06) Cilla Black — You’re My World (Il Mio Mondo)
(0:42:04) Petula Clark — Heart
(0:44:38) The Tradewinds — New York Is a Lonely Town
(0:46:50) Your DJs Talk About Songs
(0:53:21) Bob and Ray — Wally Ballou: Trophy Train Mutual Admiration Society #2
(0:56:14) Leon Bridges — Better Man
(0:58:34) Leroy Anderson — Sleigh Ride
(1:01:13) A$AP Rocky feat. Schoolboy Q — Electric Body
(1:05:27) Your DJs Excuse
(1:08:17) Gene Wilder — The Wondrous Boat Ride (from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971))
(1:11:49) Jeff Buckley — Once I Was (Live)
(1:16:27) The Stone Poneys feat. Linda Ronstadt — Hobo
(1:19:28) Bon Iver — 33 GOD
(1:22:57) Jim Reeves — He’ll Have to Go
(1:25:16) Jeanne Black — He’ll Have to Stay
(1:27:58) Your DJs Finish Up and Leave
(1:33:53) Sonny Curtis — Theme to The Mary Tyler Moore Show (First version)


Episode #195: Your Very Own Guiding Star

October 1, 2016

This week you can hear music in three or more languages, the same song twice, the same singer twice, covers, movie and TV music, jazz of several flavors, and more. You can hear us chat about phones and about TV. She’s his mother, but…she’s a car. We’re here for you. Please download, and tell those other people to download too.

(0:00:00) Mary Schneider — Fiddle Faddle Yodel
(0:02:42) Your DJs Explain
(0:10:30) Astrud Gilberto — The Puppy Song
(0:13:21) Victoria Williams — The Puppy Song
(0:16:43) Sandie Shaw — Puppet on a String
(0:19:04) Sandie Shaw — Wiedehopf im Mai (Puppet on a String)
(0:21:25) Your DJs Relate
(0:23:37) Connie Britton — Hold on to Me (from Nashville)
(0:27:20) Sufjan Stevens — Romulus
(0:32:13) Allan Sherman — My Fair Lady (Scene V: In the Candy Store/Get Me to the Temple on Time)
(0:34:52) Coconut Records (Jason Schwartzman) — Easy Girl
(0:37:06) Your DJs Describe
(0:41:35) The Grass Roots — Let’s Live for Today
(0:44:23) Small Black — Despicable Dogs
(0:48:15) The Rokes — Piangi Con Me (Let’s Live for Today)
(0:51:23) Straitjacket Fits — Brittle
(0:54:44) Your DJs Speak
(1:01:42) Bob and Ray — Wally Ballou: Trophy Train Mutual Admiration Society #1
(1:05:00) The Beach Boys — All I Wanna Do
(1:07:45) The Searchers — Sweets for My Sweet
(1:10:13) Chance the Rapper feat. Justin Bieber and Towkio — Juke Jam
(1:13:51) Your DJs Talk
(1:15:57) Julie Andrews — Le Jazz Hot (from Victor/Victoria (1982))
(1:20:19) Duke Ellington — Rumpus in Richmond
(1:23:07) Fred Astaire — Puttin’ on the Ritz
(1:25:56) Charlie Hunter and Norah Jones — More Than This
(1:30:05) Your DJs Conclude
(1:35:58) Paul Hampton — Theme to My Mother the Car