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Episode #229: Sweetened the Island Way with Brown Sugar Cane Sugar

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Here’s a new program with oceans of energy and all the other stuff we do. Covers and instrumentals and too many versions, the hits of today and the hits of our respective youths, kid stuff, old stuff, show tunes, TV music, and more, and for once it’s all in English. And apropos of nothing, summer is coming. Listen to this and our download count will be higher and we’ll be marginally happier. You’re welcome.

(0:00:00) José Feliciano — Pegao
(0:02:42) Your DJs Speak a Little
(0:08:42) Fleetwood Mac — Man of the World
(0:11:30) The Allman Brothers Band — Melissa
(0:15:22) The Persuasions — Ripple
(0:18:32) Doobie Brothers with Blake Shelton — Listen to the Music (2014 version)
(0:22:49) Your DJs Recap and Foretell
(0:26:37) Mary Travers — The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
(0:29:28) Bert Jansch — The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
(0:32:45) Isaac Hayes — The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (live at the Sahara Tahoe)
(0:37:47) Elvis Presley — The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
(0:41:30) Your DJs Tell You What You Heard Even Though You Know
(0:44:06) Pat Rooney Sr. — More I Cannot Wish You (from Guys and Dolls (1951) (Original Broadway Cast Recording))
(0:46:35) Amy MacDonald — Waiting for a Star to Fall (originally by Boy Meets Girl)
(0:50:06) Chet Atkins — Michelle
(0:52:51) Harry Styles — Two Ghosts
(0:56:40) Your DJs Speak
(0:58:31) Kellogg’s — Commercial for Puffa Puffa Rice (1968)
(0:59:29) Jackie DeShannon — Don’t Turn Your Back on Me
(1:01:40) The Magnetic Fields — '68: A Cat Called Dionysus
(1:04:49) Penn Jillette with Steven Banks and James Banks — Great Green Gobs
(1:06:22) New Edition — Cool It Now
(1:10:39) Your DJs Are Still Speaking
(1:14:50) William Hanna and Joseph Barbera — Top Cat (Underscore)
(1:20:31) The Ink Spots — If I Didn’t Care
(1:23:34) Cab Calloway — It Ain’t Necessarily So
(1:26:43) Kendrick Lamar — ELEMENT.
(1:30:11) Your DJs Wrap Up
(1:33:46) Paul Sawtell — Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Long End Credit (Seaview Theme)


Episode #228: Another Sleepy Dusty Scotch Plains Greenpoint Day

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

June comes in like a lion, busting out all over, and we love a Gershwin tune, but we have none for you today (sorry). Instead you’ll hear songs from olden days and songs from two weeks ago. Also you’ll hear songs about cats (actually one song and one cat, over and over), plus covers and instrumentals and outtakes and listener favorites and even an actual listener or two. Music we’ve never played before, and chat we’ve never chatted before, and probably never will again. Lend us your ears. Thank you kindly.

(0:00:00) Richard Thompson and Christine Collister — And the Band Played On (1985)
(0:03:39) Your DJs Begin
(0:09:30) The Roches — Ing
(0:12:32) Haim — Right Now
(0:16:44) Border Sound — Hot Stuff
(0:19:57) Agnes Obel — September Song
(0:23:21) Your DJs Recap and Prepare You
(0:29:35) Aaron Copland, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, William Warfield — I Bought Me a Cat
(0:31:38) Marilyn Horne, English Chamber Orchestra, Carl Davis — I Bought Me a Cat
(0:34:00) The American Boychoir, Matthew Schwinghammer — I Bought Me a Cat
(0:36:21) James Taylor — I Bought Me a Cat
(0:38:52) Your DJs Tell You Again What You Just Heard
(0:44:07) Ellen McIlwaine — Ode to Billie Joe
(0:48:18) Harry Styles and Stevie Nicks — Landslide (Live at the Troubadour, May 19th, 2017) (YouTube)
(0:52:29) The Beatles — Penny Lane (Take 6 - Instrumental)
(0:55:24) Snoop Dogg — This City
(0:58:58) Your DJs Are Still Here
(1:03:12) The Rich Nathanson Vanity Project — Just Like Michelle (Parts 1 and 2)
(1:08:02) The Walker Brothers — The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine (Anymore)
(1:11:33) The Monkees — Cuddly Toy (Album Version)
(1:14:13) The Stone Roses — Daybreak
(1:20:45) Jimmy Fallon — Bob Dylan Sings “Charles in Charge”
(1:22:31) De La Soul — Rap de Rap Show
(1:24:51) Your DJs Are Back for One Last Time Today
(1:30:50) Shandi Sinnamon (composers: David Kurtz, Michael Jacobs, Al Burton) — Theme to Charles in Charge


Episode #227: The Man in the Mack Said We Had to Go Back, So We Did

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

A holiday weekend without Full Duplex Radio is not something that we could allow so we made sure there would be a new episode out there. And take it from us, it’s right out there. Antiquarian statistics for the week: the oldest music is from 1956, the newest is from 2017. That alone proves our range and determination. Rain or shine, we’re usually there for you. Please give this one a try.

(0:00:00) Vince Guaraldi Trio — Three Coins in the Fountain
(0:04:07) Your DJs Talk About Music and Birthdays and Stuff
(0:09:44) Nancy LaMott — Two for the Road
(0:13:30) James Vincent McMorrow — The Lakes
(0:17:35) Watkins Family Hour — Early Morning Rain
(0:21:09) Jenny Owen Youngs — Led to the Sea
(0:24:34) Your DJs Intrude
(0:28:59) Grin — We All Sung Together
(0:32:41) Harry Styles — Ever Since New York
(0:37:00) Beth Sorrentino — Would You Like to Go
(0:39:51) DJ Honda feat. Keith Murray and 50 Grand — Hai!
(0:43:17) Your DJs Converse
(0:46:48) Bill Mumy — The Ballad of William Robinson
(0:49:39) Simon and Garfunkel — Go Tell It on the Mountain
(0:51:43) Steve Martin and Edie Brickell — So Familiar
(0:54:26) Gomez — Up on Cripple Creek
(0:59:04) Your DJs Are Back Talking
(1:02:59) The Persuasions — The Ballad of John and Yoko
(1:07:36) Haim — Want You Back
(1:11:46) Kate and Anna McGarrigle — Dancer with Bruised Knees
(1:15:30) Marvin Gaye — Just to Keep You Satisfied
(1:19:52) Disney Chorus — Winnie the Pooh (from Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966))
(1:22:14) Eugenia Zukerman and The Shanghai Quartet — Winnie the Pooh
(1:24:42) Your DJs Wrap Up
(1:31:42) Ray Llewellyn (composer) — Theme to Sea Hunt


Episode #226: It’s 2017. Do You Know Where Your Children Are?

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

We counted, and it seems that half the music on this week’s program was recorded or written in the 1960s. Nothing earlier than about 1965. Sometimes it just turns out that way. But all the rest of it is newer. We fully expect that you’ll like it all. We hope so, but remember that there are no refunds. Have at it. Download away.

(0:00:00) Donald Lautrec — Hey Friend, Say Friend (Expo 67 official theme song, English version)
(0:02:00) Your DJs Say Hello and Talk About Expo 67 and Other Things
(0:10:43) Donald Lautrec — Un jour, un jour (Expo 67 official theme song, French version)
(0:12:55) Hot Sauce — What Do You See in Her?
(0:15:38) Beth Sorrentino — Porpoise Song (live on WFMU, June 30, 2014)
(0:18:11) Martha Wainwright — Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole
(0:21:24) Your DJs Discuss the Right Way to Talk to Your Parents
(0:29:25) Joan Baez and Mimi Farina — Catch the Wind
(0:32:00) Harry Styles — Meet Me in the Hallway
(0:35:53) The Lovin’ Spoonful — Rain on the Roof
(0:38:04) Love — Robert Montgomery
(0:41:41) Your DJs Talk About Music and Other Stuff
(0:45:26) Tony Beckley — Alligator Monologue (from The Penthouse (1967))
(0:52:23) Paul McCartney and Wings — Warm and Beautiful
(0:55:35) Jackie DeShannon and The Byrds — Splendour in the Grass
(0:57:58) Angelo Badalamenti — Theme to Twin Peaks
(1:03:02) Your DJs Talk About TV and Movies and the Music They Just Played for You
(1:10:44) Old and in the Way — Wild Horses
(1:15:05) Patrick Park — Something Pretty
(1:18:17) Emmylou Harris — Where Could I Go but to the Lord
(1:21:49) Drake — Free Smoke
(1:25:28) Your DJs Wrap It Up
(1:31:35) Lalo Schifrin and His Orchestra — Theme to Mission: Impossible


Episode #225: If Not for the Rain We Would Be Out There Having Fun

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

It’s our Mother’s Day episode but there’s very little that’s motherly about it. It’s the same kind of thing that all you children and mothers have come to expect from us: TV and movie music, too many versions of the same song, music as fresh as yesterday and older than time itself, ballads, rap, marimbas, and the usual bits and bobs, as our British friends say. Plus "more". We’re only a little late so we hope you’re still there to download and listen. It’s worth your time. "In our opinion."

(0:00:00) Amy Lou Barnes, Betty Bayne, Disney Chorus, Mary Moder, Sally Mueller, Alice Sixer (Frank Churchill and Larry Morey, composers) — Little April Shower (from Bambi (1942))
(0:03:54) Your DJs Arrive and It’s Mother’s Day
(0:10:13) Anthony Newman — Little April Shower (from Bambi, in the style of Handel)
(0:12:48) Sarah Vaughan — Broken-Hearted Melody
(0:15:11) The Vandellas — Jimmy Mack (without lead vocal)
(0:17:58) Wilson Pickett — Don’t Let the Green Grass Fool You
(0:20:43) Your DJs Recap
(0:26:15) Joe Jones — California Sun
(0:28:35) The Rivieras — California Sun
(0:31:21) Frankie Avalon — California Sun (from Back to the Beach (1987))
(0:33:53) Brian Wilson — California Sun (from Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! (2009))
(0:36:52) Your DJs Speak About What You Heard
(0:40:04) The Monkees — Porpoise Song (Theme from Head (1968)) (alternate stereo mix)
(0:44:14) Harry Styles — Sign of the Times
(0:49:53) The Rich Nathanson Vanity Project — A Lot of Livin’ to Do
(0:53:49) Bobby Bare Jr.’s Young Criminals Starvation League — Don’t Follow Me (I’m Lost)
(0:57:44) Your DJs Speak to You
(1:04:33) Renée Fleming — O mio babbino caro (from Gianni Schicci by Giacomo Puccini)
(1:07:20) Olivier Serano-Alve (vocal: Dechen Shak Dagsay) — Chenresie, Flame of Peace and Compassion
(1:14:31) The Persuasions — Lumpy Gravy
(1:17:06) Kendrick Lamar — YAH.
(1:19:46) The Baja Marimba Band — Born Free
(1:22:49) Leon Bridges — River
(1:26:46) Your DJs Conclude and It’s Still Mother’s Day
(1:34:40) David Buckley — Opening and Closing Themes to The Good Fight


Episode #224: More Songs About Squids and Bridges

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

When you listen to our program you might even hear your name spoken aloud! We’re still small enough to offer that service. But perhaps you came for the sparkling chat only to find that there’s other stuff here as well. If that’s what happened then our evil plan has worked. Please download this, and even better would be if you also listened to it.

(0:00:00) The Chieftains with The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band — The Squid-Jiggin’ Ground/Larry O’Gaff
(0:03:14) Your DJs Are Pleased to Be Here Again
(0:06:59) Folk Uke — California Stars
(0:10:32) Dr. Dog — Alaska
(0:14:30) Sugarloaf — Green-Eyed Lady
(0:18:08) Funkadelic — You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks
(0:21:44) Your DJs Speak
(0:26:27) Meredith and Rini Willson — Till There Was You
(0:29:47) Simon and Garfunkel — The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)
(0:31:50) Ramblin’ Jack Elliott — Intro to Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright/Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright
(0:37:30) Bahamas — Caught Me Thinking
(0:40:41) Your DJs Chat Between Sets
(0:44:15) Richard Thompson — Shoot Out the Lights ("Acoustic Classic" version)
(0:48:27) Dead Fingers — Closet Full of Bones
(0:51:27) Charles Esten, Lennon Stella, Maisy Stella — Sanctuary (from Nashville)
(0:54:50) "T" for Texas — Johnny Cash
(0:58:29) Your DJs Talk
(1:01:45) Stevie Wonder — With a Song in My Heart
(1:04:57) Muddy Waters — Trouble No More
(1:07:51) Barenaked Ladies and The Persuasions — The Old Apartment
(1:11:03) Drake — Gyalchester
(1:14:12) Your DJs Speak a Little
(1:18:10) Édith Piaf — Non, je ne regrette rien
(1:20:32) Nina Simone — This Year’s Kisses
(1:23:30) Jenny Lin — My Favorite Things (from "The Sound of Music")
(1:26:41) The Books — S Is for Evrysing
(1:30:11) Your DJs Wrap Up Abruptly
(1:33:43) Shelly Manne — Theme to Daktari


Episode #223: Searching for HNZ-6354

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Never mind about careless motorists. Both of your co-hosts are still here to chat and to toss you some musical stuff. And so much of it! Maybe it’s your birthday? Someone’s, anyway. Hear many covers, show tunes, old and new pop, classical, rap, Kramer, Duke, music you heard last week on Sirius XM but also a lot that you didn’t. Plus more, there’s always more. We play knick-knack on your shoe. Check this one out, dudettes and dudes. If you’re reading this, it’s already available.

(0:00:00) The Persuasions — Papa Oom Mow Mow
(0:02:17) Your DJs Describe What Happened
(0:10:36) Astrud and Marcelo Gilberto — You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice
(0:13:17) They Might Be Giants — Where Do They Make Balloons?
(0:15:57) Bob Dylan — This Old Man
(0:19:03) Duke Ellington — Let’s Go Fly a Kite
(0:21:31) Your DJs Speak Again
(0:24:40) Meredith and Rini Willson — Shipoopi/Lida Rose/Will I Ever Tell You
(0:28:27) Yeah Yeah Yeahs — Maps
(0:32:22) Zooey Deschanel — Bitch (from Rock the Kasbah (2015))
(0:36:36) Kate Nash — Foundations
(0:40:42) Your DJs Discuss
(0:43:23) Saint Etienne — La poupée qui fait non (No, No, No)
(0:46:53) Hop Along — Happy to See Me
(0:51:28) Bob and Ray — Audience Member Builds an Igloo
(0:52:27) The Captain Howdy — I Long for Kyoto
(0:55:35) Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna — LOYALTY
(0:59:23) Your DJs Talk Again
(1:05:02) The Cambridge Buskers — The 9 Symphonies (Beethoven)
(1:08:21) Jay and the Americans — Come a Little Bit Closer
(1:11:25) Judy Garland — Stompin’ at the Savoy
(1:13:48) Ernestine Anderson — I Got Rhythm
(1:16:43) Warren Brown and Adam Goddard — Big Block Singsong: Fun
(1:18:44) Badfinger — Day After Day
(1:21:52) The Brady Bunch — Day After Day
(1:24:56) Your DJs Take Their Leave of You, but Only for Now
(1:31:05) Johnny Tillotson (Howard Greenfield and Jack Keller, composers) — Opening and Closing Themes to Gidget (1965)


Episode #222: We’re the Fishermen, You’re the Fish

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

From the scratchiest to the quietest, you’ll find all varieties of recordings and all kinds of instruments here. We all love a Gershwin tune but we like other things too. Hear Top 40 hits, covers, strange duets, pianos, fiddles, guitars, and a lot more. It’s our habit to do this but we don’t mind if you eavesdrop. You wouldn’t be the first.

(0:00:00) Gertrude Lawrence — Do, Do, Do
(0:03:06) Your DJs Speechify
(0:08:46) Cliff Richard and The Shadows — Summer Holiday
(0:10:53) The Hollies — Pay You Back with Interest
(0:13:32) Janis Ian — Society’s Child (Baby I’ve Been Thinking)
(0:16:43) Elton John with Kiki Dee — Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
(0:21:17) Your DJs Recap the Last Few Minutes
(0:26:05) Meredith and Rini Willson — The Sadder But Wiser Girl for Me/My White Knight
(0:28:40) Tom Waits — Better Without a Wife
(0:33:04) Astrud Gilberto — Bossa Na Praia {Beach Samba}
(0:35:53) Drake feat. Kanye West — Glow
(0:39:20) Your DJs Speak
(0:42:13) Jenny Lin (Raymond Scott, composer) — Powerhouse (arr. by Wayne Barker)
(0:45:48) Benjamin Booker — Happy Homes
(0:50:20) The Hollyridge Strings — I’ll Cry Instead
(0:52:59) Bettye Swann — Then You Can Say Goodbye
(0:56:44) Your DJs Prepare for the Home Stretch
(0:58:55) Victor Borge — Phonetic Punctuation
(1:04:46) Jake Bugg — Broken
(1:09:09) The Persuasions — It’s All Right
(1:12:36) Finley Quaye and William Orbit — Dice
(1:16:51) The Chieftains with Art Garfunkel and Diana Krall — Morning Has Broken
(1:19:43) Ray LaMontagne — Be Here Now
(1:26:03) Your DJs Speak One Last Time
(1:31:52) José Feliciano — Theme to Chico and the Man


Episode #221: It Is the Morning After the Evening of the Day After the Evening Before

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

This week, our usual mixture of music and chat: heavy on show tunes, light on medieval chant, with frank discussion of the bees in our bonnets, foreign languages, too many versions of one song, outtakes, light classical, music from our respective childhoods, and no mention of chocolate. Your weekend starts here! Or ends here. You could do much worse. This is actually not half-bad at all. Please download and listen.

(0:00:00) Jenny Lin (Léonard Gautier, composer) — Le Secret
(0:03:06) Your DJs Are Here to Do Their Jobs
(0:06:21) George Harrison — I Dig Love
(0:11:17) Joan Baez — Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts (live)
(0:20:06) Fleetwood Mac — I Don’t Wanna Know (early take)
(0:23:44) Rihanna — Desperado
(0:26:49) Your DJs Recap
(0:30:30) Meredith and Rini Willson — Marian the Librarian
(0:33:30) Barbra Streisand — Don’t Rain on My Parade (from the motion picture Funny Girl (1968))
(0:36:31) Gwen Verdon — Whatever Lola Wants (from Damn Yankees (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (1955))
(0:39:43) Petula Clark — Hello Dolly (French version)
(0:41:59) Your DJs Discuss the Past and Describe the Future
(0:47:21) The Andrew Oldham Orchestra — As Tears Go By
(0:49:57) Kameleoni — Con Le Mie Lacrime (As Tears Go By)
(0:53:05) Naturally 7 — As Tears Go By
(0:56:08) Vanessa Paradis — As Tears Go By (live)
(1:00:06) Your DJs Speak
(1:03:48) Al Kooper and Stephen Stills — It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
(1:07:18) Allman Brothers Band — Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More
(1:10:56) Brian McConnachie — Quick Canada Quiz (Part 1)
(1:11:11) Raymond Scott — Commercial for Hostess Twinkies
(1:11:42) Brian McConnachie — Quick Canada Quiz (Part 2)
(1:11:50) Ituana — You Can’t Always Get What You Want
(1:16:01) Kendrick Lamar — DNA.
(1:19:07) Esquivel — Mini Skirt
(1:21:37) The Bird and The Bee — My Love
(1:25:21) Bert Kaempfert — Tootie Flutie
(1:27:30) Duran Duran — The Reflex (album version)
(1:32:57) Your DJs Wrap Up at Length
(1:43:31) Donald Himes — Theme to Mr. Dressup


Episode #220: Look at the Muscles on Those Arms, They’re Like Hammers

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

This episode has show tunes, music music, TV music, opera, spirituals, pop tunes, sitars, fabric softener, and, oh, also Drake. But much more as well. Too many versions of the same song! Too few versions of others! But we’re both here and it’s full duplex. Grab it while we’ll still young enough to make it and you’re still young enough to enjoy it.

(0:00:00) The Kossoy Sisters — I’ll Fly Away
(0:02:30) Your DJs Appear and Interrupt
(0:06:40) Gillian Welch and Alison Krauss — I’ll Fly Away
(0:10:37) Johnny Cash — I’ll Fly Away
(0:12:29) Preservation Hall Jazz Band feat. The Del McCoury Band, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Preservation Hall Junior Jazz Band — I’ll Fly Away
(0:18:12) Plainsong — I’ll Fly Away
(0:20:15) Your DJs Recap What You Just Heard
(0:22:33) Meredith Willson and Rini Willson — My White Knight
(0:26:53) The Cambridge Buskers — "Una voce poco fa" from The Barber of Seville (Rossini)
(0:30:37) John Fahey — The Skater’s Waltz
(0:34:33) The Magnetic Fields — Queen of the Savages
(0:36:45) Your DJs Speak
(0:40:52) The Beach Boys — Wouldn’t It Be Nice (instrumental stereo mix)
(0:43:21) Dennis Wilson — Cocktails
(0:46:20) Fleetwood Mac — I Don’t Wanna Know
(0:49:33) Joe Purdy — The City
(0:54:17) Your DJs Speak Again
(0:57:45) The Supremes — With a Song in My Heart
(1:00:41) The Starlets — I Sold My Heart to the Junkman
(1:03:16) Rod McKuen — A Boy Named Charlie Brown (from A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1970))
(1:06:01) Drake — Passionfruit
(1:11:00) Your DJs Are Still Speaking
(1:15:25) Annette Funicello with The Afterbeats — First Name Initial
(1:17:44) The Strumbellas — Spirits
(1:21:08) Blossom Dearie — Commercial for NuSoft Fabric Softener
(1:21:35) Alan Lorber Orchestra — Mas que nada
(1:23:58) Shuggie Otis — Sparkle City
(1:29:53) Your DJs Conclude
(1:35:23) Vic Mizzy — Opening and Closing Themes to Captain Nice