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

May 14, 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

May 6, 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

April 29, 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

April 22, 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

April 16, 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

April 8, 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

April 1, 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

March 18, 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

March 11, 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

March 4, 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