Episode #305: Broiled, Not Fried

December 1, 2018

You’ll enjoy the fresh charcoal flavor of this week’s BIRTHDAY EPISODE in which birthdays are mentioned at least once. Christmas music starts to creep in as well, plus the usual covers and instrumentals and things you’ve never heard before (nor have we). Even though we say it ourselves, it really is a fine program. We invite you to download and agree.

(0:00:00) Dennis Day — Happy Birthday to You/The Unbirthday Song
(0:06:59) Your DJs Arrive!
(0:10:33) Altius Quartet (William Bolcom, composer) — 3 Rags for String Quartet: No. 1, Graceful Ghost
(0:14:15) Lou Rawls — Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
(0:17:56) Cass Elliot — Hardee's Radio Jingle #1
(0:18:59) José Feliciano — Walk Right In
(0:21:45) Ray Charles with James Taylor — Sweet Potato Pie
(0:25:30) Your DJs Speak
(0:28:00) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Professor Cole and Doctor Wasserman
(0:34:15) The Lumineers — Big Parade
(0:39:35) Cass Elliot — Hardee's Radio Jingle #2
(0:40:38) The Handsome Family — My Sister's Tiny Hands
(0:44:05) José González — Heartbeats
(0:46:44) Your DJs Have Something to Say
(0:49:07) Dori Freeman — I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
(0:52:19) Darlingside — In the Morning
(0:56:15) Cass Elliot — Hardee's Radio Jingle #3
(0:56:44) John Denver — When Will I Be Loved?
(0:58:32) Natalie Merchant — Kind and Generous
(1:02:35) Your DJs Again
(1:05:19) The Baja Marimba Band — Comin' in the Back Door
(1:07:35) Freddie Scott — (You) Got What I Need
(1:10:40) The Deller Consort — Here We Come a-Wassailing
(1:13:15) James Farrelli — In the Air Tonight
(1:17:59) Your DJs Are Doing the Job
(1:20:19) Walter Kolomoku — Medley of Old-Time Waltzes
(1:23:34) The Barr Brothers — Little Lover
(1:28:22) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: I Wish a Robot Would Get Elected President
(1:28:48) Early Music New York — Soldier's Joy
(1:30:06) Barbra Streisand — Come to the Supermarket in Old Peking
(1:32:02) Your DJs Prepare to Leave
(1:35:09) John Aylesworth, Frank Peppiatt — Theme to Hullabaloo


Episode #304: Everybody Doesn’t Like Something

November 24, 2018

But there really is something for everyone to like in this week’s program. We made all the choices by ourselves, and by now you know us so you know what to expect, and here it is. Covers, show tunes, movie music, TV music, old stuff, new stuff, chuckles, deep thoughts, and even more. It’s a holiday weekend and we made this for you instead of enjoying ourselves. Please try it.

(0:00:00) Cass Elliot — Don't Let the Good Life Pass You By
(0:02:46) Your DJs Discuss Songs and TV
(0:10:15) William Shatner with Joe Louis Walker — Little Drummer Boy
(0:13:20) Peggy Lee — I Enjoy Being a Girl
(0:15:32) Miriam Makeba — The Click Song
(0:18:02) Maxwell — This Woman's Work
(0:22:01) Your DJs Explain Their Fine Choices
(0:24:17) Judy Garland — The Man That Got Away
(0:27:55) Lady Gaga — Hair Body Face (from A Star Is Born (2018))
(0:31:18) Sylvia and Murray Winant — Doc Clock (The Breakfast Time Friend) (Part 1)
(0:34:23) N. W. A. — Express Yourself
(0:38:47) Your DJs Exchange Comments
(0:45:09) The Conception Corporation — My Sweet Lord
(0:45:42) George Harrison — My Sweet Lord
(0:50:20) Roxy Music — More Than This
(0:54:48) Sara Lee — Nobody Doesn't Like Sara Lee
(0:55:17) Lenny Bruce — The Steve Allen Show
(0:59:45) Toots Thielemans — Sous le ciel de Paris
(1:02:22) Your DJs Have Some Words
(1:07:31) Steve Allen — Gravy Waltz
(1:10:10) Nat King Cole — Autumn Leaves
(1:12:49) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Puke
(1:13:12) The Presidents of the United States of America — Video Killed the Radio Star
(1:16:32) Spice Girls — Wannabe
(1:19:25) William Bolcom — Do It Again
(1:20:43) Donna McKechnie, Susan Browning, Pamela Myers — You Could Drive a Person Crazy (from Company (1970) (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
(1:23:16) Loretta Devine — Ain't No Party (from Dreamgirls (1982) (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
(1:25:24) Your DJs Must Reluctantly Take Their Leave for Now
(1:32:54) Jane Powell — It's a Most Unusual Day (Opening/Finale) (from A Date with Judy (1948))


Episode #303: ‘Scuse Me While I Kiss This Guy

November 17, 2018

Sometimes we’re so busy choosing tracks that we don’t turn on our microphones for a long time, and you get lonely. That happened this week but it won’t happen again. We know you’re here both for the music and for the chat. It’s like a contract except that it has no legal status and is completely unenforceable. Still, we mean well. We want you to hear all this great TV music and hit records and covers and standards and everything else. It’s all there.

(0:00:00) Gerald Fried — Shore Leave: School Chum/Finnegan/A Clue/Finnegan's Return/Leg Trick/Dirt Trick/Tiger Thoughts/2nd Samurai (from Star Trek)
(0:06:17) Your DJs Enjoy Star Trek Just As Much As Everybody Else
(0:11:43) Melanie — Purple Haze
(0:15:03) Van Morrison — Madame George
(0:24:39) Clare Bowen — Ain't No Normal (from Nashville)
(0:28:27) Kathy Mattea — Where've You Been
(0:32:22) Your DJs Explain
(0:35:46) Neil Young — Classical Gas Rap
(0:36:27) Mason Williams — Classical Gas (1967 version)
(0:38:54) Graham Nash — Military Madness
(0:42:02) Dusty Springfield — I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself
(0:45:04) Nina Simone — Ooh Child
(0:48:19) Your DJs Report to You
(0:52:00) Bob and Ray — Webley Webster Brings in a Relaxation Girl to Help the Show
(0:55:24) Oscar Mack — Don't Be Afraid of Love
(0:57:53) William Bolcom — Do Do Do
(0:58:46) Cole Porter — Be Like the Bluebird (from Anything Goes)
(1:01:40) Stacey Kent — Isn’t This a Lovely Day
(1:05:36) Your DJs Enjoyed All That
(1:07:04) Blossom Dearie — Rhode Island Is Famous for You
(1:09:14) Daryl Hall and John Oates — Rich Girl
(1:11:39) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Family Outings
(1:12:29) Abba — Medley: Pick a Bale of Cotton/On Top of Old Smokey/Midnight Special
(1:16:47) Pete Rock and C. L. Smooth — The Main Ingredient (Original 12" Instrumental)
(1:21:32) NYS Department of Safety — PSA: In the Middle in the Middle in the Middle
(1:22:34) The Louvin Brothers — Spoken Message from Ira Louvin/It’s All Off
(1:25:17) Hot Butter — Popcorn
(1:27:49) Warren Brown and Adam Goddard — Big Block Singsong: Slug
(1:29:48) Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Riccardo Muti (G. F. Handel, composer) — Water Music Suite #1 in F, HWV 348: 8. Hornpipe
(1:31:11) Your DJs Break in to End the Very Long Set and Say Bye for Now
(1:35:32) Leslie Szarvas, Paul Simon — Theme to H. R. Pufnstuf


Episode #302: The Sauce Mama Makes Just Stays There Forever If You Dare to Get It Under Your Nails

November 10, 2018

Sometimes there’s too much chat and sometimes there’s too little. This is one of those times. But never mind that, because this week you’ll hear about barbers, darkness, Yoko, bells, angels, ribbons, food, apes, honeymoons, and still more topics covering a broad range of human concerns. Don’t miss out. We’ll notice if you do, and we’ll be sad.

(0:00:00) Len Cariou, Company — Prelude/The Ballad of Sweeney Todd: Attend the Tale of Sweeney Todd (from Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1979) (Original Broadway Cast Recording))
(0:03:33) Your DJs Talk a Lot for People from New Jersey and Brooklyn
(0:14:09) John Lennon — Oh Yoko! (Acoustic)
(0:18:24) Jesse Colin Young — Darkness, Darkness
(0:23:10) Stevie Nicks with the Melbourne Symphony — Landslide (Live)
(0:27:24) Kate Bush — This Woman's Work
(0:30:54) Your DJs Have More to Say
(0:40:15) Collins and Harlan — Aba Daba Honeymoon
(0:42:46) Helen Kane — Aba Daba Honeymoon
(0:45:44) Hoagy Carmichael and Cass Daley — Aba Daba Honeymoon
(0:48:59) Verne Langdon — Aba Daba Honeymoon
(0:50:42) Your DJs Review That Last Short Sweet Set
(0:55:02) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — On the Train Part 3
(1:00:30) Patti Labelle and Michael McDonald — On My Own
(1:05:33) Al Di Meola — Carol of the Bells
(1:09:43) Beastie Boys — Super Disco Breakin'
(1:11:51) Your DJs Have Stories
(1:17:50) Paul Williams — Bar-B-Que (Jug Band Version) (from Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas (1977))
(1:19:28) Bobbie Gentry — I Saw an Angel Die
(1:22:25) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: A Tree Is a Living Thing
(1:22:52) Spencer Myer (William Bolcom, composer) — The Brooklyn Dodge ("A James P. Johnson Stride")
(1:27:37) Paul Clayton — Who's Gonna Buy You Ribbons When I'm Gone
(1:30:33) Your DJs Did Well Today, Don’t You Think?
(1:36:22) Elvis Costello and Natalie Bergman — This Year's Girl (2018 Remix) (Theme to The Deuce, Season 2)


Episode #301: I Have to Laugh, Because What IS That Thing?

November 3, 2018

With one milestone behind us we begin tackling another. Can we make it to 310 episodes? We’ll see! We start off with an episode that has covers (lots!) plus early music, suggestions, favorites, variations, and more, always more. It’s all right down there below this paragraph for you to check out. Stick it out and check it out. Signed, your pals, R and R.

(0:00:00) The Consort of Musicke with Anthony Rooley (Claudio Montverdi, composer) — Chiome d'oro
(0:02:56) Your DJs
(0:06:01) Joan Baez and Jeffrey Shurtleff — Mama Tried
(0:09:10) Bobby Womack — Fire and Rain
(0:13:25) The Beatles — Back in the U.S.S.R. (Take 5/Instrumental Backing Track)
(0:16:34) Elvis Costello and The Attractions — This Year's Girl
(0:19:55) Your DJs
(0:23:23) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Dating Cynthia
(0:31:10) Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie — 'Deed I Do
(0:34:05) Rhiannon Giddens — She's Got You
(0:38:18) OutKast — So Fresh, So Clean
(0:42:19) Your DJs
(0:46:04) Kronos Quartet, Luanne Warner — Mini Skirt
(0:48:52) John Grant — GMF
(0:54:05) Ajax Cleanser — Use Ajax the Foaming Cleanser
(0:54:46) Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper — Shallow (from A Star Is Born (2018))
(0:58:22) Eurythmics — Here Comes the Rain Again
(1:03:21) Your DJs
(1:06:16) Kate and Anna McGarrigle — Heartbeats Accelerating
(1:09:53) Juliana Hatfield — I Honestly Love You
(1:13:16) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Anytime I See Something...
(1:13:45) Richard Chamberlain — All I Have to Do Is Dream
(1:16:13) Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs — More Than This (Roxy Music)
(1:20:19) Sweethearts of the Rodeo — I Feel Fine
(1:22:56) Valerie June — Somebody to Love
(1:26:29) Your DJs
(1:32:00) Warren Barker and Danny Arnold — Theme to My World and Welcome to It


Episode #300: One Hundred, Two Hundred, Three Hundred O’Leary

October 27, 2018

Look who’s still here: we are, and so are you. Everyone wins! In this numerically interesting episode we play a raft of listener suggestions, some new-to-the-program artists, and whatever else we feel like playing, plus a surprise or two. It’s a longer one so book a little more time in your busy schedule. You’ll still get home in time for supper. And thanks for hanging around this long. Can’t stop now.

(0:00:00) Ossian — Gie Me a Lass wi a Lump o' Land (song)
(0:02:19) Your DJs Are Pleased to Welcome You
(0:08:10) Christopher Connelly, Patricia Morrow — The Wit and Wisdom of Norman Harrington (abridged) (from Peyton Place)
(0:10:39) 10,000 Maniacs — Like the Weather
(0:14:35) Eugene Mirman, H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts — Da Ding Ding (from Bob’s Burgers)
(0:15:41) Falco — Rock Me Amadeus
(0:19:01) One Direction — Magic
(0:22:05) Your DJs Explain the Set
(0:26:55) John Prine — How Lucky (Amazon Original)
(0:30:21) Ed Harcourt — Church of No Religion (Live at KEXP)
(0:35:07) Gene — Back for Good (BBC Live Lounge Session Jan. 2000)
(0:39:54) New Edition — Popcorn Love
(0:44:46) Your DJs Name Names
(0:47:00) The Monkees — Mele Kalikimaka
(0:49:25) Christian Kammerl — Volare (rumba)
(0:52:52) David Grisman Quintet — Tico-Tico
(0:57:21) Patea Māori Club — Poi E
(1:01:10) Your DJs Pull No Punches
(1:05:01) Stevie Wonder — Higher Ground
(1:08:48) Big Boi — So Fresh, So Clean (Tiny Desk Concert 2018-10-09)
(1:12:25) The Monkees — Ticket on a Ferry Ride
(1:15:53) Melissa Etheridge — Born to Run (Live in New York 2001-10-20)
(1:20:54) Your DJs Are Keeping the Doors Open a Little Longer
(1:23:16) The Archies — Archie's Party
(1:25:26) Charles Wright and The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band — Express Yourself
(1:29:31) Mary Kay Place (as Loretta Haggers) with Emmylou Harris and Anne Murray — Baby Boy
(1:32:32) Maureen McGovern — The Morning After
(1:34:53) Van Dyke Parks — Hominy Grove (1983 demo)
(1:38:40) Maggie Rogers — Dog Years
(1:43:16) Your DJs Congratulate Themselves on Their Longevity
(1:49:11) Wes Young — Baby Shark (acapella)
(1:50:37) Pinkfong — Baby Shark


Episode #299: Surry with Style

October 20, 2018

Still here and still viable! Try this mixture with a mug of Assam (with or without milk) and you should feel better than before—certainly no worse. We choose all selections with great care at the last minute, the way it’s supposed to be done.

(0:00:00) Rosemary Clooney — Clap Hands! Here Comes Rosie!/Everything's Coming Up Roses
(0:02:16) Your DJs: The Arrival and Salutation
(0:05:11) Eddie Hodges — I'm Gonna Knock on Your Door
(0:07:14) Laura Nyro — Stoned Soul Picnic
(0:11:00) Miss Toni Fisher — The Big Hurt
(0:13:10) Patti Drew — Tell Him
(0:15:39) Your DJs: The Explanations and Recollections
(0:19:19) The Everly Brothers — All I Have to Do Is Dream
(0:21:37) The Electric Prunes — I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night)
(0:24:41) Leslie Guinn, Gilbert Kalish — Beautiful Dreamer
(0:28:12) The Andrews Sisters — I Can Dream, Can't I?
(0:30:52) Your DJs: The Recap and Preface
(0:35:17) Frank Sinatra — It Never Entered My Mind
(0:38:50) Miles Davis — It Never Entered My Mind
(0:42:51) Julie London — It Never Entered My Mind
(0:45:14) The Supremes — It Never Entered My Mind
(0:47:32) Your DJs: The Versions
(0:49:15) Dippity-Do Styling Gel — Dippity-Do, Dippity-Do (commercial)
(0:50:14) Louis Prima, Phil Harris, Bruce Reitherman — I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song) (from The Jungle Book (1967))
(0:54:50) Dr. John — Such a Night
(0:57:45) The Dave Clark Five — I Like It Like That
(0:59:22) The War on Drugs — Under the Pressure
(1:08:12) Your DJs: The Descriptions and Banter
(1:11:12) Dread Zeppelin — Immigrant Song
(1:14:03) Janelle Monáe feat. Brian Wilson — Dirty Computer
(1:16:03) Rhonda Vincent and Dolly Parton — Please
(1:20:15) Freddie Gibbs and Madlib feat. Danny Brown — High
(1:23:14) Your DJs: The Valediction and Departure
(1:26:47) Bernard Herrmann — The Wild Ride (from North by Northwest (1959))


Episode #298: That’s the Side of Town We Were Born In

October 13, 2018

Get ready for the usual malarkey: covers, too many versions of one song, show tunes, movie music, TV music, piano music, old and new pop, hip-hop, folk, and more, with frequent chatty interruptions. You know all this, so you know you won’t be disappointed. Load it down.

(0:00:00) Christina Pluhar and L'Arpeggiata — Ciaccona
(0:04:52) Your DJs Are Here!
(0:08:54) Spencer Myer (William Bolcom, composer) — The Garden of Eden, rags for piano: IV. Through Eden's Gates
(0:13:32) Burl Ives — Big Rock Candy Mountain
(0:16:10) Vienna Boys' Choir — El cóndor pasa (Bolivia)
(0:18:38) Dionne Warwick — (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me
(0:21:36) Your DJs Present a Feature
(0:23:45) Joni Mitchell and James Taylor — You Can Close Your Eyes (Live in London, 1970)
(0:26:57) James Taylor — You Can Close Your Eyes
(0:29:27) Linda Ronstadt — You Can Close Your Eyes
(0:32:34) Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs — You Can Close Your Eyes
(0:35:07) Your DJs Enjoy Sets Like That Last One
(0:36:38) Ramin Djawadi — The Children (from Game of Thrones, Season 4)
(0:39:18) Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. — Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. discuss Stoned Soul Picnic
(0:40:14) 5th Dimension — Stoned Soul Picnic
(0:43:42) David Burns, Jack Gilford, John Carradine, Zero Mostel — Everybody Ought to Have a Maid (from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962) (Original Broadway Cast)
(0:47:30) Sally Yeh — Material Girl (200 Du) (from Crazy Rich Asians)
(0:51:52) Your DJs Speak to You
(0:54:22) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Traveling Amalgamated
(0:58:31) Michael Kiwanuka — Bones
(1:02:16) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: A Nude Opera
(1:02:40) Billy Joe Royal — Down in the Boondocks
(1:05:12) Hiss Golden Messenger — Brown-Eyed Women
(1:10:00) Your DJs Have a Little More for You
(1:11:47) Roger Miller — You Can't Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd
(1:13:40) Josh Ritter and Barnstar — Darcy Farrow
(1:17:26) Rhiannon Giddens — My Baby Likes Bacon
(1:20:09) DJ Honda feat. Doe-V & KRS-One — Team Players
(1:24:51) Jenny Lin — Busby: Variations on Mister Softee (Theme and Variation 1)
(1:26:22) The Smothers Brothers — Tom Dooley
(1:31:07) Clarence Reid — Funky Party
(1:34:37) Your DJs Have Done It Again
(1:37:26) Barry Devorzon and Perry Botkin Jr. — Nadia's Theme (Theme to The Young and the Restless)


Episode #297: Perhaps It Comes from Next Door

October 6, 2018

Here’s another piece of our ongoing experiment in which we make things up as we go along. We won’t yet call it a never-ending series but it’s still going strong after all these years. If we ever get tired of it then we’ll find someone else to take it over. So don’t worry! For now, just download this one and hear music and chat from all over the place.

(0:00:00) Loreena McKennitt — Brian Boru's March
(0:03:47) Your DJs Are Back
(0:11:31) Anthony Parenti's Famous Melody Boys — That's a Plenty
(0:13:56) Bing Crosby — That's a Plenty
(0:15:53) Tennessee Tech University Brass Quintet — That's a Plenty
(0:17:54) Jethro Burns — That's a Plenty
(0:20:22) Your DJs Explain Your Rights and Responsibilities
(0:25:27) Gigi Parker and The Lonelies — Beatles, Please Come Back
(0:27:47) Dolly Parton — Hard Candy Christmas (from The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982))
(0:31:23) Harry Nilsson — Jesus Christ You're Tall (1975 piano demo)
(0:32:49) Florence + The Machine — Tiny Dancer
(0:38:48) Tony! Toni! Toné! — It Never Rains (In Southern California)
(0:43:43) Your DJs Again
(0:47:17) Monty Python — The Death of Mary, Queen of Scots (extended)
(0:52:22) The Jam — Town Called Malice
(0:55:25) Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell — Dueling Banjos (from Deliverance (1972))
(0:57:42) Ernie Hawks and The Soul Investigators — Journey to the Bottom
(1:02:07) Your DJs Once More
(1:05:00) Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers — Don't Come Around Here No More
(1:10:02) Sufjan Stevens — The Only Thing
(1:14:42) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: He Was a Cowboy, Mister
(1:15:22) Richard and Linda Thompson — Why Don't You Love Me
(1:17:51) Janelle Monáe feat. Grimes — Pynk
(1:21:51) Your DJs Finish Early for Once
(1:25:21) Charles Gounod — Theme to Alfred Hitchcock Presents (Funeral March of a Marionette)


Episode #296: Hey, Free Dummy!

September 29, 2018

September ends but it will be back with us before you know it, so don’t let that get you down. We’ll still keep doing this program until then and you’ll have plenty of entertainment to keep you occupied. This week, music of all sorts, just like the licorice. Next week, we’ll see.

(0:00:00) Leroy Anderson — Blue Tango
(0:02:48) Your DJs Lament the Month’s End
(0:05:06) Alison Krauss — Every Time You Say Goodbye
(0:08:21) Vanilla Fudge — Dazed and Confused
(0:14:15) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — "Allen, They'll Eat You."
(0:15:34) Van Dyke Parks — Hominy Grove
(0:19:00) David Gates — Goodbye Girl (from The Goodbye Girl (1977))
(0:21:46) Your DJs Speak
(0:24:54) Patty Griffin — Mary (1998 album version)
(0:30:05) Maia Sharp — I Need This to Be Love
(0:34:54) Sharon Shannon with The Woodchoppers — The Pernod Waltz
(0:36:55) Kina Grannis — Can’t Help Falling in Love (from Crazy Rich Asians (2018))
(0:40:15) Your DJs Discuss
(0:41:52) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Willya or Woncha
(0:46:15) Led Zeppelin — In the Evening
(0:52:58) Verne Langdon — The Whistler and His Dog
(0:53:54) Cleanliness and Godliness Skiffle Band — Chinese New Year Waltz
(0:56:53) Sza feat. Kendrick Lamar — Doves in the Wind
(1:01:21) Your DJs Relate
(1:03:52) Johnny Kidd and the Pirates — Shakin' All Over
(1:06:11) Lee Hazlewood — Cold Hard Times
(1:08:34) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Sears Tower
(1:09:04) Liona Boyd (Erik Satie, composer) — 3 Gymnopédies #1: Lent et douloureux
(1:11:50) Judy Garland and Gene Kelly — Be a Clown (from The Pirate (1948))
(1:14:42) Your DJs Recapitulate
(1:20:29) Rita Wilson — You Were on My Mind
(1:23:08) Mandy Moore — Walk Me Home
(1:27:48) Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich — The Legend of Xanadu
(1:31:23) Love — Orange Skies
(1:34:12) Your DJs Are Going for Hot Chocolate Now
(1:38:22) Shelley Fabares — Hi Lilli Hi Lo