Archive for May 2014

Episode #73: What, If Anything, Did We Say?

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Standouts this week include covers of Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, and Ray Charles, plus kid music, Bob and Ray in stereo, Carole King and her daughter, and Charlie Haden and HIS daughters. There’s more hip talk and hop talk, plus we refer to Jamaica once or twice. And even more. Look! Or, better, listen!

(0:00:00) Rasputina — Diamond Mind
(0:01:10) Your DJs Speak
(0:02:38) Fiona Apple and Jon Brion — Everyday
(0:04:56) Bob Marley and The Wailers — Three Little Birds (Stephen Marley and Jason Bentley remix)
(0:07:57) Annette Funicello — Jamaica Ska
(0:10:26) Del the Funky Homosapien — Dr. Bombay
(0:15:04) Your DJs Speak
(0:17:39) The Sweatermen — You’ll Never Guess
(0:18:10) Nellie McKay — Crazy Rhythm
(0:21:01) Cat Power — Moonshiner
(0:25:52) Del Close and John Brent — Basic Hip (from "How to Speak Hip")
(0:27:04) Charlie Haden feat. Petra Haden, Rachel Haden, Tanya Haden — Single Girl, Married Girl
(0:29:59) The Jayhawks — Lights
(0:35:23) Your DJs Speak
(0:39:33) Bob and Ray — The Thing
(0:40:52) Sam and Dave — When Something Is Wrong with My Baby
(0:44:08) Carole King — Wasn’t Born to Follow
(0:47:23) Carole King and Louise Goffin — Where You Lead
(0:50:50) Your DJs Speak
(0:55:06) Ray Charles — What’d I Say?
(1:00:12) Gerry and The Pacemakers — What’d I Say? (Live at the Oakland Auditorium, October 1964)
(1:06:02) Sylvie Vartan — Est-ce que tu le sais? (What’d I Say?)
(1:08:50) Elvis Presley — What’d I Say?
(1:11:53) Your DJs Speak
(1:16:00) Carmen Miranda — Tico-Tico
(1:18:35) Raffi — Down by the Bay
(1:20:43) Music Together — Trot, Old Joe
(1:22:45) Dora the Explorer — Magic Music Box
(1:24:18) Your DJs Speak
(1:27:54) Nelson Riddle — Theme from Route 66

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Episode #72: We Know You Are, But What Are We?

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

Reportedly-classic comedy this week from Del Close and more from Bob and Ray plus a big hunk of soul-like and funk-like music, like, wow, man. Folk singers sing pop, actors sing country, and Elvis seems to sing everything—we’ll get to it all eventually. We have Tico-Tico on the Hammond organ, we have disco, we cover Abba. There’s French pop, and there are vocal stylings in several shapes and colors.

Just listen. Stop arguing with us. You’ll like it.

(0:00:00) Del Close and John Brent — Introduction to “How to Speak Hip”
(0:01:12) Your DJs Speak
(0:02:26) The Haden Triplets — Single Girl, Married Girl
(0:06:31) Mable John — Able Mable
(0:09:11) The Serendipity Singers — Don’t Let the Rain Come Down
(0:11:56) Nellie McKay — Manhattan Avenue
(0:15:34) Your DJs Speak
(0:18:39) The Sweatermen — Feel Like a Kid
(0:19:09) Curtis Mayfield — Move on Up (Single Edit)
(0:21:55) Candi Staton — Love Chain
(0:24:41) The Bunch — The Loco-Motion
(0:27:43) Kanye West feat. Lupe Fiasco — Touch the Sky
(0:31:40) Your DJs Speak
(0:34:57) Steve Lawrence — Party Doll
(0:37:08) Elvis Presley — Blue Moon
(0:40:06) Ethel Smith — Tico-Tico
(0:42:52) Wilco — Via Chicago
(0:48:23) Your DJs Speak
(0:51:41) Bob and Ray — Bob and Ray in the Round Room
(0:54:06) Carol Douglas — Doctor’s Orders
(0:59:08) Don Pardo — Please Stand By
(1:00:07) Pink Martini and The Von Trapps — Fernando
(1:03:58) Olivia Newton-John — Magic (from Xanadu (1980))
(1:08:27) Your DJs Speak
(1:10:47) Donnie Brooks — Mission Bell
(1:13:14) Sunny and the Sunliners — Put Me in Jail
(1:16:35) Sylvie Vartan — Dansons (Let’s Dance)
(1:18:37) Lily and Madeleine — Tired
(1:21:06) Hayden Panettiere and Charles Esten — Undermine (acoustic version) (from Nashville)
(1:22:59) The Magnetic Fields — Absolutely Cuckoo
(1:24:32) Your DJs Speak
(1:29:18) Jackie Gleason — Melancholy Serenade (Theme to The Jackie Gleason Show)

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Episode #71: Edison Recorded Sound, We Recorded a Podcast

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

We present a new obsession but we maintain our old ones. You’ll hear 60s British Invasion hits, chart-toppers from the 1910s and 1920s, Gershwin sung by Ginger Rogers, and your parents’ favorite song (it was sung by Vikki Carr). Mingus imitates birds, Curtis trips out, The Monkees buy a dog, and Cyndi drives all night. Ukulele Ike dreams, Bob and Ray experiment with stereo, A$AP Rocky kills fashion, and Ben Kweller lives in an apartment in New York (doesn’t everyone?). And there’s still more—it’s all there, take a look!

We like this so much that we do it even though we can’t make a living at it. But, really, can anyone? Apart from Cousin Brucie?

(0:00:00) The Harmonicats — Tico-Tico
(0:02:00) Your DJs Speak
(0:05:12) The Nirvana Sitar and String Group — The Letter
(0:07:01) The Hollies — On a Carousel
(0:10:12) The Searchers — When You Walk in the Room
(0:12:34) The Zombies — The Way I Feel Inside
(0:14:21) Your DJs Speak
(0:18:48) Ginger Rogers — They All Laughed (from Shall We Dance? (1937))
(0:20:32) Charlie Mingus — Bird Calls
(0:27:22) Vikki Carr — It Must Be Him
(0:30:15) Bee Gees — Nights on Broadway
(0:34:46) Your DJs Speak
(0:38:55) The Sweatermen — Hot and Not
(0:39:26) Bob and Ray — Bob and Ray Visit Dr. Ahkbar at the Castle
(0:44:01) A$AP Rocky — Fashion Killa
(0:47:59) Sylvie Vartan — En écoutant la pluie (Rhythm of the Rain)
(0:50:19) Ben Kweller — My Apartment
(0:54:14) Your DJs Speak
(0:57:42) Ukulele Ike (Cliff Edwards) — I’ll See You in My Dreams
(1:00:42) The Mills Brothers — Standing on the Corner
(1:03:44) The McGuire Sisters — Sugartime
(1:06:16) John McCormack — It’s a Long Way to Tipperary
(1:09:27) The Monkees — Gonna Buy Me a Dog
(1:12:08) Curtis Mayfield — Tripping Out
(1:16:02) Cyndi Lauper — I Drove All Night
(1:20:12) The Avalanches — Tonight May Have to Last Me All My Life
(1:22:32) Your DJs Speak
(1:27:28) Jerry Goldsmith — Star Trek: Voyager (Main Title Theme)

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Episode #70: We’re Figuratively Waltzing on Air

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

This week we have music from the 16th, 20th, and 21st centuries, skipping all the others. Some of it is so new that we couldn’t have played it even six months ago. Most of it is in stereo and all of it is great (some people, not us, would even say “awesome”). Songs about girls, dancing, unrequited love, requited love, life and death, the weather, home towns, cover tunes, Bob and Ray, skating, singing, a word from our sponsor, and more.

It’s yours if you want it.

(0:00:00) Hespérion XXI with Jordi Savall — Gallarda Napolitana
(0:04:19) Your DJs Speak
(0:06:53) Marcie Blane — Bobby’s Girl
(0:09:20) Rick Springfield — Jessie’s Girl
(0:12:33) Kirsty MacColl — The One and Only
(0:16:14) The Avett Brothers — Live and Die
(0:20:44) Your DJs Speak
(0:24:37) The Chordblenders — I’m from New Jersey: Hoboken
(0:25:27) Céline Dion — Des mots qui sonnent
(0:29:23) Tina Turner with Barry White — In Your Wildest Dreams
(0:35:12) Tegan and Sara featuring The Lonely Island — Everything Is Awesome!!! (from The Lego Movie (2014))
(0:37:53) De La Soul — A Roller Skating Jam Named “Saturdays”
(0:41:55) Your DJs Speak
(0:47:35) The Sweatermen — Tons of Toys
(0:48:05) Jesse Winchester — The Brand New Tennessee Waltz
(0:51:12) The Lemonheads — It’s a Shame About Ray
(0:54:19) Fountains of Wayne — Hackensack
(0:57:18) Courtney Barnett — Avant Gardener
(1:02:31) Your DJs Speak
(1:07:05) Bob and Ray — Ladies Grab Your Seats
(1:11:09) The Bird and the Bee — I Can’t Go for That
(1:15:04) Tony Perkins — Moon-Light Swim
(1:17:26) The Cascades — Rhythm of the Rain
(1:19:55) Your DJs Speak
(1:25:45) David McCallum — Batman Theme

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Episode #69: We Try to Act So Nonchalant

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

This week we open with New Jersey’s official state song (really!) and end with memorably morose TV music. Also: personal favorites from the 60s, acousticky folky music, well-played piano, beautiful voices, country and indie and pop and hip and hop, Disney and Peter Sellers and Bob and Ray, flying saucers, and Amazon.

Really, what more could you want from us? Listen and find out how small the world really is.

(0:00:00) The Chordblenders — I’m from New Jersey
(0:01:34) Your DJs Speak
(0:05:18) Jackie DeShannon — When You Walk in the Room
(0:08:25) The Shangri-Las — Past, Present, and Future
(0:11:06) Lesley Gore — Look of Love
(0:13:15) Martha Reeves and The Vandellas — Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)
(0:16:12) Your DJs Speak
(0:19:41) John Prine and Iris DeMent — In Spite of Ourselves
(0:23:15) Alexi Murdoch — Towards the Sun
(0:27:57) Buffy Sainte-Marie — Until It’s Time for You to Go
(0:30:28) Birdy — Skinny Love
(0:33:47) Your DJs Speak
(0:36:58) The Sweatermen — Two Minutes
(0:37:29) Elvis Presley — Wooden Heart (Muss i Denn)
(0:39:33) Allen Toussaint — Holy Cow
(0:42:34) Floyd Cramer — On the Rebound
(0:44:42) Coconut Records (Jason Schwartzman) — Nighttiming
(0:47:30) Your DJs Speak
(0:49:51) Bob and Ray — Wally Ballou Interviews a Member of the Studio Audience
(0:53:40) T-Pain (featuring Mike Jones (but not our Mike Jones)) — I'm n Luv (Wit a Stripper)
(0:58:19) Ann-Margret and Lee Hazlewood — Only Mama That’ll Walk the Line
(1:00:55) Dr. Dog — Worst Trip
(1:03:54) Your DJs Speak
(1:06:27) Peter Sellers — Jakka and the Flying Saucers
(1:13:13) Jerry Orbach and Angela Lansbury — Be Our Guest (from Beauty and the Beast (1992))
(1:16:56) Disneyland Chorus — It’s a Small World (After All) (originally from the 1964 New York World’s Fair)
(1:19:58) Brian Wilson — The Bare Necessities (originally from The Jungle Book (1967))
(1:23:11) Your DJs Speak
(1:26:15) Michael Giacchino — Life and Death (from Lost)

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