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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


Episode #219: Get Him Out on 54th Street Somehow and Then the Traffic Will Take Care of Him

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

Whether you missed us or not we’re back with another one of these programs. Maybe we should call them mixtapes! But the kids mean something different these days when they say that, so maybe not. But download this and learn why CPR on a desert island is a waste of time, and hear music as new as yesterday and as old as your grandma and in between. Show tunes, pop, rap, jazz, dance, and more. It’s April but we ain’t foolin’.

(0:00:00) Cleo Brown — Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie
(0:02:24) Your DJs Return
(0:09:58) Peter Allen — Everything Old Is New Again (from All That Jazz (1979))
(0:12:14) Run River North — Foxbeard
(0:16:34) Kate Bush — Babooshka
(0:20:02) Bonnie “Prince” Billy — The Eagle and the Hawk
(0:21:45) Your DJs Chat
(0:27:35) Meredith and Rini Willson — Pick a Little, Talk a Little/Goodnight, Ladies
(0:29:42) Drake — Teenage Fever
(0:33:28) Albert Linville, Jimmie Komack, Nathaniel Frey, Russ Brown — Heart (from Damn Yankees (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (1955))
(0:38:08) Cherry Davis, Jackie Scholle, Jean Stapleton, Ronn Cummins — Heart (Reprise) (from Damn Yankees (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (1955))
(0:39:32) The Zombies — A Rose for Emily
(0:41:49) Your DJs Speak
(0:45:51) Bob Dylan — Stardust
(0:48:21) Birdy — Maybe
(0:51:34) She and Him — She
(0:54:56) Tom Waits — Innocent When You Dream (Barroom)
(0:59:12) Your DJs Speak Again
(1:03:41) Hampton the Hamster — The Hamster Dance Song (Radio Edit)
(1:07:12) Oasis — Supersonic
(1:11:55) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Moose in the House
(1:13:27) Pizzicato Five — Tout tout pour ma chérie
(1:18:26) Kid Cudi — Heart of a Lion (Kid Cudi Theme Music)
(1:23:01) Zwika Pick, Gabi Shoshan, Company — Hair (Se’ar) (from the Original Israel Cast Recording of Hair (1970))
(1:25:57) The Thrills — Don’t Steal Our Sun
(1:28:47) Your DJs Chat at Length Until It’s Time to Leave
(1:40:32) Alexander Faris — Opening and Closing Themes to The Duchess of Duke Street


Episode #218: Heat Won’t Pass from a Cooler to a Hotter

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Hey, look, this one is pretty good! It has music you might not have heard, several different musical genres, music that spans the decades, humor, excitement, nostalgia, comedy, some of our favorites and maybe some of yours too (though that’s less important to us). We hope you’ll make time in your busy schedule for it. We did, you know. So download, please.

(0:00:00) Flanders and Swann — First and Second Law
(0:04:16) Your DJs Are Here Again
(0:06:16) Tim Buckley — Morning Glory
(0:09:05) Sufjan Stevens — Casimir Pulaski Day
(0:15:00) Joni Mitchell — Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire
(0:19:18) The Fray — Maps
(0:22:17) Your DJs Interject
(0:25:54) Meredith and Rini Willson — Goodnight My Someone/Seventy-Six Trombones
(0:30:37) Nick Mulvey — Hold on, We’re Going Home (originally by Drake)
(0:34:08) The Lovin’ Spoonful — She Is Still a Mystery
(0:37:05) The Rolling Stones — I Just Want to See His Face
(0:40:01) Your DJs Speak
(0:43:16) Les Négresses Vertes — I Love Paris
(0:46:29) The Bees — Gaia
(0:50:51) Steven Banks — BBQ
(0:54:32) Scritti Politti feat. Lee Majors and Mos Def — Tinseltown to the Boggiedown
(0:59:26) Your DJs Recap
(1:02:18) Bob and Ray — The Music Factory Intro/Wally Ballou at the Blue Funk Coffee House
(1:06:43) M. Ward — There’s a Key
(1:09:58) Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle — Raise the Dead
(1:12:49) Blake Shelton — Honey Bee
(1:16:07) Your DJs Are Still Here
(1:20:22) Blossom Dearie — Fly Me to the Moon
(1:22:38) Jerri Winters — I’m Gonna Laugh You Out of My Life
(1:26:19) William Bolcom — Nobody But You
(1:27:11) Nancy Sinatra — Sugar Town
(1:29:35) Lana Del Rey — Video Games
(1:34:16) Your DJs Finish Up and Leave
(1:37:51) Curt Massey (composers: Curt Massey and Paul Henning) — Opening and Closing Themes to Petticoat Junction


Episode #217: Our Personal Point of View

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

This week we feature music from the 1960s and other decades too, but mostly from the 1960s because that’s when we grew up, honest. There’s more of Meredith Willson reading The Music Man to us, and some movie music, and some old soul and new pop and even bagpipes, plus a lot more. And we have a visit from longtime show hanger-on Wes. It’s our St. Patrick’s Day episode! But we completely forgot that was coming up (because we don’t really care), so no Irish music for you this week, but you can get that any time. We violate the rules of seasonal music. So, please to download and listen.

(0:00:00) Norman Long — We Can’t Let You Broadcast That
(0:02:28) Your DJs Are Here
(0:05:11) The Roches — My Sick Mind
(0:09:16) Jens Lekman — If I Could Cry (It Would Feel Like This)
(0:12:36) William Bolcom — Swanee
(0:13:15) Toni Brown — Good for You, Too
(0:16:38) Nelly Furtado — I’m Like a Bird (acoustic version)
(0:20:33) Your DJs Recap
(0:25:25) Meredith and Rini Willson — Piano Lesson
(0:27:02) Aaron Neville — I’m Waiting at the Station
(0:29:37) P. P. Arnold — The First Cut Is the Deepest
(0:32:50) The Beach Boys — My Only Sunshine (The Old Master Painter/You Are My Sunshine)
(0:34:46) Your DJs Speak
(0:37:16) Harry Nilsson feat. Carol Channing — Skidoo/Goodnight Mr. Banks (from Skidoo (1968))
(0:41:25) Syl Johnson — I’ll Take Those Skinny Legs
(0:43:22) The Goodees — Double Shot (Of My Baby’s Love)
(0:46:18) Bruce Springsteen — My Love Will Not Let You Down (live)
(0:51:59) Your DJs Talk
(0:57:11) Helen Gurley Brown — How to Love a Man If You Aren’t Pretty
(1:03:22) Jimmy Soul — If You Wanna Be Happy
(1:05:53) The Five Blobs — The Blob (from The Blob (1958))
(1:08:29) The Rascals — People Got to Be Free
(1:11:30) Your DJs Are Still Here
(1:13:23) Rufus Harley — Windy
(1:17:33) DMX — Where the Hood At
(1:22:19) The Dyna-Sores — Alley Oop
(1:24:49) Albert King — I’ll Play the Blues for You (Part 1)
(1:28:30) Your DJs Speak to Wes, to Each Other, and to You
(1:38:16) The Beau Hunks — Good Old Days (Theme to The Little Rascals)


Episode #216: A Product That Nobody Wants

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

March sneaks in and drops an episode with the usual interstitial chat and with music from most decades between the 1950s and the present, but not all of them. Can you find the one we missed? Did we do it on purpose? Will you please download and listen anyway?

(0:00:00) David Douglass, Paul O’Dette, Andrew Lawrence-King (John Playford, composer) — The Bear's Dance
(0:04:23) Your DJs Return
(0:08:14) Janis Ian — Janey's Blues
(0:13:06) The Black Keys — Dearest
(0:15:08) Kate and Anna McGarrigle feat. Martha Wainwright and Lily Lanken — The Rebel Jesus
(0:19:17) Madonna — Like a Virgin Waltz (live)
(0:24:43) Your DJs Report
(0:30:43) Meredith and Rini Willson — Rock Island/Ya Got Trouble
(0:35:59) The O'Jays — Love Train
(0:39:27) Eric Burdon and The Animals — Sky Pilot (long version)
(0:46:50) Jens Lekman — What's That Perfume That You Wear?
(0:50:20) Your DJs Relate
(0:53:12) Mark O’Connor — Ashokan Farewell
(0:57:15) The 1975 — Sorry (originally by Justin Bieber)
(1:00:53) Bob and Ray — Farley Hubler, 42-year-old Industrialist: Failure in 1968
(1:03:26) Jackson Browne — Lawyers in Love
(1:07:45) Your DJs Speak
(1:12:14) Odetta — Strawberry Fields Forever
(1:15:40) A Tribe Called Quest — The Space Program
(1:21:32) Mary McCaslin and Jim Ringer — Hit the Road, Jack
(1:23:40) Taylor Swift — Mean
(1:27:36) Cathy Fink and Duck Donald — Make Him a Soldier
(1:30:00) Lionel Richie and Willie Nelson — Easy
(1:34:29) Your DJs Conclude
(1:39:21) Mason Williams, Nancy Ames — Theme to The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour


Episode #215: In a Year or Two or Three, Maybe We Will Be Too Old

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Our fifth annual “movie music” program brings “February Theme Month” to an end. Hear music from old movies, new movies, and in-between movies, most of which we’ve actually seen and some of which we actually liked. But we like all the music even if we didn’t like all the movies. So please download and listen, and then your weekend (and ours) will be complete.

(0:00:00) Elmer Bernstein — Main Title Theme to The Magnificent Seven (1960)
(0:01:59) Your DJs Explain the Theme
(0:09:02) Dickie Jones — I've Got No Strings (from Pinocchio (1940))
(0:11:23) Gonzo — I’m Going to Go Back There Someday (from The Muppet Movie (1979))
(0:14:15) Julie Andrews, Orchestra — My Favorite Things/Salzburg Montage (from The Sound of Music (1965))
(0:18:39) The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (John Williams, composer) — The Chamber of Secrets (from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002))
(0:22:50) Your DJs Recap
(0:26:16) Dick Powell, Chorus — Young and Healthy (from 42nd Street (1933))
(0:30:18) Elvis Presley — Jailhouse Rock (from Jailhouse Rock (1957))
(0:32:42) The Beatles (yeah, right) — I Should Have Known Better (instrumental) (from A Hard Day’s Night (1964))
(0:34:50) Mark Mothersbaugh — Sparkplug Minuet (from The Royal Tenenbaums (2001))
(0:38:09) Your DJs Speak
(0:44:16) Shirley Jones — Promo for the soundtrack to The Music Man/Being in Love (from The Music Man (1962))
(0:49:58) Maxwell Caulfield, Michelle Pfeiffer — (Love Will) Turn Back the Hands of Time (from Grease 2 (1982))
(0:53:36) Kathryn Grayson — I Hate Men (from Kiss Me Kate (1953))
(0:57:30) Carly Simon — Let the River Run (from Working Girl (1988))
(1:01:10) Your DJs Speak Again
(1:07:44) Cat Stevens — If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out (from Harold and Maude (1971))
(1:10:28) Diana Ross and Lionel Richie — Endless Love (from Endless Love (1981))
(1:15:34) Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers — I Won't Dance (from Roberta (1935))
(1:20:59) Eminem — Lose Yourself (from 8 Mile (2002))
(1:26:18) Nelson Riddle — Lolita Ya Ya (from Lolita (1962))
(1:29:42) Isaac Hayes — Early Sunday Morning (from Shaft (1971))
(1:33:28) Your DJs Wrap Up
(1:37:59) Sam Smith — Writing's on the Wall (from Spectre (2015))


Episode #214: Things Down There Aren’t Quite So Square

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

February is sometimes Theme Month on Full Duplex Radio but this one is NOT a theme show. Thank goodness for that. You get a normal show, with our normal variability: cover tunes and pop, some kind of jazz, a monster modern hit or two, really old stuff, long-dead commercial messages, and more. And sometimes there’s a sitar in there if you listen closely. Worth every penny. Please give it the old college try, even if you never went to college. We don’t care about that.

(0:00:00) Alexandr Misko — Billie Jean
(0:03:48) Your DJs Are in the House
(0:08:27) The Alan Bown — Toyland
(0:10:59) Looking Glass — Golden Rainbow
(0:14:04) The Monkees — What Am I Doing Hangin’ Round
(0:17:11) The Trash Can Sinatras — Make Yourself at Home
(0:20:35) Your DJs Speak
(0:23:58) The Music Factory — Commercial: Sopwith Camel (album)
(0:24:56) Alan Lorber Orchestra — Up Up and Away
(0:27:43) The Righteous Brothers — Just Once in My Life
(0:31:39) Miranda Sex Garden — Caravan
(0:35:21) Bon Iver — 22 Moon Water
(0:38:30) Your DJs Recap
(0:43:01) Alison Krauss — Can’t Find My Way Home
(0:46:24) Sturgill Simpson — Keep It Between the Lines
(0:50:27) Charlie Straight — Deep Henderson (1926)
(0:53:32) The Ramsey Lewis Trio — Wade in the Water
(0:57:17) Your DJs Speak
(1:00:15) Weird Al Yankovic — eBay
(1:03:50) Beyoncé — Sandcastles
(1:07:08) Bing Crosby — (Anyone Can See With Half an Eye That) I’m Crazy Over You
(1:10:38) Disneyland Band — Medley: March of the Toys/Whistle While You Work/Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah/Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee (An Actor's Life for Me)/Dig, Dig, Dig/Heigh-Ho
(1:14:35) Your DJs Speak
(1:18:07) Tiny Tim — Keeping My Troubles to Myself
(1:22:28) Dr. Dre feat. Anderson .Paak and Marsha Ambrosius — All in a Day’s Work
(1:27:42) The Coasters — Poison Ivy (alternate take)
(1:30:26) Diana Ross — Touch Me in the Morning
(1:33:52) Your DJs Finish
(1:38:43) Alan Scott, Keith Textor — Theme to Candid Camera


Episode #213: We Knock You Down So We Can Lift You Up Again

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

For the fifth time your co-hosts have assembled a collection of “sad songs”: appallingly dolorous, soul-destroying, suicide-inducing songs designed to make you stronger. WE’RE KIDDING! They’re not THAT bad or even that sad, and some of you even like this annual offering. And the rest of you are still our friends anyway. And we always end with a day-brightener to make up for any doldrums. So please download and listen, and Happy Galentine’s Day.

(0:00:00) National Philharmonic Orchestra (Georg Friedrich Handel, composer) — Sarabande (Main Title) (from Barry Lyndon (1975))
(0:02:39) Your DJs Reveal the Theme
(0:09:01) Alison Krauss, Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Mark O’Connor — Slumber, My Darling
(0:13:50) Tori Amos — Winter
(0:19:31) Richard Thompson — Beeswing
(0:25:10) Beck — Lost Cause
(0:28:58) Your DJs Discuss
(0:35:20) Alfred Deller, Desmond Dupré — Wayfaring Stranger
(0:39:32) Dusty Springfield — Poor Wayfaring Stranger (Live)
(0:42:59) Emmylou Harris — Wayfaring Stranger
(0:46:25) Bill Monroe — Wayfaring Stranger
(0:50:53) Your DJs Are Sad
(0:54:00) John Prine — Sam Stone
(0:58:38) The Notorious B.I.G. — Suicidal Thoughts
(1:01:28) Adam Cohen — Fall Apart
(1:05:24) Aretha Franklin — One Step Ahead
(1:07:58) Your DJs Are Still Sad
(1:10:11) Cher — If I Could Turn Back Time
(1:14:11) Wilco — Hate It Here
(1:19:24) Kate and Anna McGarrigle — Kitty, Come Home
(1:23:55) Nina Simone — Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
(1:26:39) Your DJs Are Still Sad But Not for Much Longer
(1:29:31) Frank Sinatra — My Funny Valentine
(1:32:01) Billie Holiday — Strange Fruit (Live)
(1:34:51) Johnny Hartman — It Never Entered My Mind
(1:38:28) Travis — Paperclips
(1:42:02) Your DJs Recover in Time to Cheer You Up
(1:45:43) Don Robertson — The Happy Whistler


Episode #212: Think of Us Poor DJs Who Wander in the Mire

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

February, and the living is easy. This week we have a tribute to Maggie Roche plus a little more music and a little less chat than usual. Sometimes it just turns out that way. But you’ll still hear a couple of great Willy Nelson covers, other covers, some jazz and pop, some funk and rap, music from France, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants. Please download this and listen, because otherwise we’re talking to ourselves. Hello, ourselves!

(0:00:00) The Roches — The Married Men
(0:04:30) Your DJs Talk About That Subject Again
(0:07:13) Maggie and Terre Roche — Underneath the Moon
(0:09:44) The Roches — You’re the Two
(0:12:59) The Roches — Feeling is Mutual
(0:15:39) The Roches — Here We Come A-Carolling
(0:17:07) Your DJs Recap
(0:21:07) Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas — Trains and Boats and Planes
(0:23:36) Carla Bozulich — Just as I Am
(0:29:27) London Grammar — Wicked Game (originally by Chris Isaak)
(0:32:45) Angelo Badalamenti — Night Life in Twin Peaks
(0:36:09) Your DJs Speak
(0:39:16) Patty Griffin — One Big Love
(0:43:30) Redbird — I Gotta Get Drunk
(0:45:30) The Music Factory — Commercial: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (cast album)
(0:46:30) George Winston — You’re in Love, Charlie Brown
(0:49:17) OutKast — Unhappy
(0:52:36) Your DJs Speak a Bit
(0:55:54) Tony Perkins — Miss Otis Regrets
(0:59:57) Fountains of Wayne — All Kinds of Time
(1:04:16) The Mike Flowers Pops — Wonderwall
(1:06:57) Oasis — Songbird
(1:09:05) Your DJs Speak a Little More
(1:11:42) Les Blue Stars (Blossom Dearie, piano) — La légende du pays des oiseaux (Lullaby of Birdland)
(1:14:28) Hozier — Arsonist’s Lullaby
(1:19:21) Dead Can Dance — Saltarello
(1:21:55) Funkadelic — Hit It and Quit It
(1:25:46) Jenny O. — Cheer Up Free Your Mind
(1:30:05) Tegan and Sara — Call It Off
(1:32:25) Your DJs Wrap Up
(1:37:15) Gloria Estefan (Jeff Barry and Nancy Barry, composers) — Theme to One Day at a Time (2017 version)