Episode #329: You Can’t Spell Awesome Without We!

May 18, 2019

We present another episode in our continuing series of dramatic recitations on cultural topics both new and old, but mostly old. We’ve got the pain, but it is you, our listeners, who have the mambo.

(0:00:00) Taylor Swift feat. Brendon Urie — ME!
(0:03:11) Your DJs
(0:07:48) Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass — Limbo Rock
(0:09:55) Eddie Phillips, Gwen Verdon — Who's Got the Pain? (from Damn Yankees (Original Broadway Cast Recording))
(0:12:46) Peggy Lee — Cheek to Cheek
(0:15:30) Art Tatum — Monday in Manhattan
(0:17:48) Your DJs
(0:20:32) Fab Laundry Detergent — Oh Fab, I'm Glad (commercial)
(0:21:06) Perth County Conspiracy — Truth and Fantasy
(0:26:47) Melody Gardot — Who Will Comfort Me
(0:31:43) Judy Garland, Billy Bletcher and The Munchkins — It Really Was No Miracle (from The Wizard of Oz (1939))
(0:32:43) Laura Brehm — Blackbird
(0:34:58) Sara Bareilles — Chasing the Sun
(0:39:27) Your DJs
(0:43:07) Kate Smith — When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain
(0:46:27) Al Jolson — My Mammy
(0:49:38) Bill Cosby — A Nut in Every Car
(0:52:51) Michael Jackson — Don't Stop ’Til You Get Enough (original demo from 1978)
(0:57:54) Your DJs
(0:59:45) Bing Crosby, Mel Blanc, Pacific Northwest Bell — Holiday in Oregon (Part 1)
(1:05:40) Dwight Yoakam — Truckin'
(1:11:04) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: I Bet for an Indian...
(1:11:30) The Beatles and Genesis— That's All Yellow (CCC mashup)
(1:13:52) Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z — Crazy in Love
(1:16:40) Your DJs
(1:20:17) The Detergents — Leader of the Laundromat
(1:23:27) Roxanne Shanté — Roxanne's Revenge
(1:28:43) Roy Orbison — Only the Lonely
(1:31:09) Norah Jones — Say Goodbye
(1:34:26) Your DJs
(1:37:35) Bob Harris — Theme to Spider-Man
(1:38:35) Michael Bublé — Spider-Man Theme (Junkie XL Remix)

Episode #328: You Got Your Life Wrapped Up in It

May 11, 2019

And it’s very difficult to come out here and lay something down. But we did, just like we have for years, putting our fragile egos on the line so that you have something interesting to listen to with dinner. That’s our role. Your role is…well, we won’t say but we’re sure you know because you know us so well. Download this, listen, and then send it to someone else who needs it. Thanks.

(0:00:00) The Tony Berg Players feat. Gabe Witcher — Vivaldi's Concerto for Strings in G, RV 151, "Alla Rustica": I. Presto
(0:04:29) Your DJs Are Here
(0:07:02) Nelson Waikiki — Hi'ilawe (Slack-Key)
(0:09:23) Maggie Rogers — Give a Little
(0:13:08) Cabbage Head — Fun Fun Fun (Joni Mitchell’s “Angry Lecture”)
(0:13:58) Lio — Chauffeur suivez cette voiture
(0:17:22) Lizzo — Boys
(0:20:15) Your DJs Are Still Here
(0:23:59) Bosco — I Love Bosco (commercial)
(0:24:19) Dylan Thomas — A Child's Christmas in Wales (Part 3)
(0:32:02) Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams — Medley: Lose My Breath/Say My Name/Soldier
(0:37:54) The Archies — Sugar, Sugar (Special Extended Candyfloss Mix)
(0:43:20) Sammy Davis Jr. — Get Happy
(0:45:54) Your DJs Haven’t Left Yet
(0:48:28) Lee Morgan — Sweet Honey Bee
(0:55:17) Cannonball Adderley — Poor Butterfly
(1:00:27) William Bolcom — Somebody Loves Me
(1:01:32) Alison Krauss — Till the Rivers All Run Dry
(1:05:33) Rickie Lee Jones — Autumn Leaves
(1:10:15) Your DJs Have a Little More to Hand Out
(1:12:23) Traffic — Freedom Rider
(1:17:47) The International Submarine Band — Luxury Liner
(1:20:38) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Children Need Encouragement
(1:21:02) Emerson, Lake and Palmer — Lucky Man
(1:25:40) Ray LaMontagne — Airwaves
(1:30:22) Your DJs Are Ready to Leave Now
(1:34:32) Unloved — Xpectations

Episode #327: Smarter Than Spock

May 4, 2019

The month of May be with you and all your little friends. It be with us already, as we be bringing you another of our weekend projects. Be not fearful, be joyful and partake. It be the bee’s knees.

(0:00:00) Vaughn De Leath — Ukulele Lady
(0:03:15) Your DJs May Speak Now
(0:06:08) The Ink Spots — We Three (My Echo, My Shadow and Me)
(0:09:27) The Four Tops — Standing in the Shadows of Love
(0:12:02) Franck Pourcel — Chariot (I Will Follow Him)
(0:14:37) Honey Cone — Sunday Morning People
(0:17:19) Your DJs Speak
(0:21:13) Dylan Thomas — A Child's Christmas in Wales (Part 2)
(0:28:49) Tom Waits — Shiver Me Timbers
(0:33:11) Edsel Martin — Under the Double Eagle
(0:35:09) Joni Mitchell — All I Want
(0:38:43) Lizzo — Like a Girl
(0:41:49) Your DJs Speak
(0:43:56) Raymond Scott — Sprite "Melonball Bounce"
(0:44:55) The Who — The Kids Are Alright (Alternate Take One)
(0:48:01) Adele — Chasing Pavements
(0:51:41) Liz Phair — What Makes You Happy
(0:55:16) Sigur Rós — The Rains of Castamere (from Game of Thrones, Season 4)
(0:57:56) Your DJs Speak
(1:00:43) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Apartment Agent
(1:04:53) Gary Clark Jr. — Bright Lights (Live)
(1:09:19) The Beatles — It's All Too Much
(1:15:42) Beastie Boys — Intergalactic
(1:19:34) Your DJs Speak
(1:21:33) Cat Power — What the World Needs Now
(1:23:59) Sondre Lerche — All Luck Ran Out
(1:28:25) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Bigger Dogs
(1:28:51) The New Christy Minstrels — A Travelin' Man
(1:31:12) Bastille — Pompeii
(1:34:46) Your DJs May Leave Now
(1:38:14) Dr. Dobrovolski — Batcholo Mang

Episode #326: Would You Like Anything to Read?

April 27, 2019

We repeat ourselves. We repeat ourselves. Huge hits, tiny obscurities, prose, cover versions, award winners, and more, plus all the instructions you’ll need to understand and enjoy it. Service with a smile. Such a deal.

(0:00:00) The Rolling Stones — She's a Rainbow (takes 3-7)
(0:05:12) Your DJs Did That Before
(0:11:08) Kiefer Sutherland — Shirley Jean
(0:15:22) Brandi Carlile — Pride and Joy
(0:19:42) Carmen Cusack, Company — If You Knew My Story (from Bright Star (Original Broadway Cast Recording))
(0:22:59) Doris Troy — Ain't That Cute
(0:26:49) Your DJs Prep You for the Versions
(0:30:27) Billy J. Kramer with The Dakotas — Every Time You Walk in the Room
(0:33:14) Del Shannon — When You Walk in the Room
(0:35:27) The Rokes — C'è Una Strana Espressione Nei Tuoi Occhi (When You Walk in the Room)
(0:37:42) The Ventures — When You Walk in the Room
(0:40:03) Your DJs Have More to Offer
(0:42:06) Dylan Thomas — A Child's Christmas in Wales (Part 1)
(0:46:32) Liz Phair — Fuck and Run
(0:49:49) Rosie Flores — God May Forgive You (But I Won't)
(0:52:50) Beyoncé — Sorry
(0:59:24) Your DJs Explain the Beehive
(1:03:01) Gabrielle Aplin — Panic Cord
(1:06:24) Gabrielle Aplin — Panic Cord (instrumental)
(1:09:47) Nina Simone — I Shall Be Released
(1:13:48) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Thanksgiving Dinner
(1:14:27) The Good Johnsons — Make Your Own Kind of Music
(1:17:33) The Strokes — Someday
(1:20:37) The Shadows of Knight — Gloria
(1:23:11) Taylor Swift — We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
(1:26:23) Your DJs Take a Bow
(1:32:07) Rockapella — Theme to Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?

Episode #325: The Caves, the Ghosts, and Other Things

April 20, 2019

This week: true stories, fables, commercials, music, chat, and more, crafted with fine software and hardware and delivered with affection and free shipping right to your door. Hey, we’re podcasting here!

(0:00:00) The Rolling Stones — 2000 Light Years from Home (Take 1) (Instrumental)
(0:04:03) Your DJs Salute You and Proceed to Explain a Few Things
(0:10:28) Edwin Astley and His Orchestra — I Wonder Where the Microdot Went? (from Danger Man)
(0:13:13) Toots Thielemans feat. Quincy Jones and His Orchestra — Bluesette
(0:17:49) Rita Wilson — Never My Love
(0:21:12) Juliana Hatfield — Xanadu
(0:24:39) Your DJs Explain the Covers
(0:26:37) Annette Funicello — Blame It on the Bossa Nova
(0:29:29) The Pointer Sisters — Neutron Dance
(0:33:55) Little Willie John — Leave My Kitten Alone
(0:36:28) Luniz — I Got 5 on It (Clean Short Mix)
(0:40:33) Your DJs Discuss It
(0:43:40) Bufferin — Garry Moore for Bufferin ("Please Take My Advice") (commercial)
(0:44:50) Alfred Hitchcock and John Allen — Jimmy Takes Vanishing Lessons
(0:53:53) Duffy — Mercy (Acoustic Version)
(0:57:27) Mitch Miller and The Gang — Under the Bamboo Tree
(0:58:43) Robyn Hitchcock — Sometimes I Wish I Was a Pretty Girl
(1:00:40) Jessie Ware — Young, Dumb & Broke (Originally by Khalid)
(1:03:51) Your DJs and Their Opinions
(1:06:42) Steve Earle and The Dukes — The Girl on the Mountain
(1:09:32) Pavement — Summer Babe (Winter Version)
(1:12:46) The Velvet Underground — Sweet Jane (Full Length Version)
(1:16:51) Aretha Franklin — Do Right Woman - Do Right Man
(1:20:06) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Golden Skunk
(1:20:28) Steven Banks — Where Are My Keys? (from The Steven Banks Show)
(1:25:49) Jay-Z feat. UGK — Big Pimpin'
(1:30:44) Your DJs Valedict You
(1:34:47) Jay Ward — Theme to Fractured Fairy Tales

Episode #324: From the Rooftops, Shout It Out!

April 13, 2019

This week we have a grab-bag of things for you to grab, so grab what you can. Choose MASSIVE PARTY HITS from the nineties, or a tribute to surf guitar legend Dick Dale, or maybe some Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, or Grammy Award nominees, or TV music, or cigars, or many other things. Enough to get you from here to there on your next 90-minute drive. Drive with us.

(0:00:00) C+C Music Factory — Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
(0:04:04) Your DJs Shout It Out
(0:08:52) Republica — Ready to Go (U.S. Mix)
(0:13:52) The Cure — Boys Don't Cry
(0:16:32) The Beatles — You Like Me Too Much
(0:19:07) The Chantels — Maybe
(0:21:56) Your DJs
(0:25:26) Dick Dale and His Del-Tones — Let's Go Trippin'
(0:27:35) Dick Dale and His Del-Tones — Riders in the Sky
(0:29:47) Dick Dale and His Del-Tones — Surfin' & Swingin'
(0:32:02) Dick Dale with Stevie Ray Vaughan — Pipeline
(0:35:00) Your DJs
(0:36:35) Edie Adams (Muriel Cigars) — Hey Big Spender (commercial)
(0:37:34) Alfred Hitchcock and John Allen — The Helpful Hitchhiker
(0:42:27) The Zombies — This Will Be Our Year
(0:44:59) Liberace — Never on Sunday
(0:47:20) Janelle Monáe — Crazy, Classic, Life
(0:52:08) Your DJs
(0:54:44) Brad Paisley — Dang Me
(0:56:39) Jason Aldean feat. Kelly Clarkson — Don't You Wanna Stay
(0:59:54) Sam Phillips — Walking Trees
(1:01:22) The Lovin' Spoonful — Darling Be Home Soon
(1:04:55) The Killers — When You Were Young
(1:08:34) Your DJs
(1:10:58) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Merry Christmas, Doctor
(1:14:33) James Brown — Down and Out in New York City
(1:19:16) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: It Makes Me Mad When People Say...
(1:19:44) Ramin Djawadi — Needle (from Game of Thrones, Season 6)
(1:22:40) Sarah Vaughan — The Long and Winding Road
(1:25:49) Your DJs
(1:29:56) Roy Rogers and Dale Evans with Frank Worth and His Orchestra — Happy Trails (Theme to The Roy Rogers Show)

Episode #323: Sure They Eat Fish, If That’s All You Give Them

April 6, 2019

Man, wise up. Listen to the tri-state’s longest-running father-and-daughter music-and-chat podcast, and end up better than when you started. The purple dusk of twilight time steals across the meadows of your heart. There’s no downside to it.

(0:00:00) Cab Calloway & His Orchestra — A Strictly Cullud Affair
(0:03:00) Your DJs
(0:08:17) Patsy Watchorn — I'll Tell My Ma
(0:10:29) Bruno Mars — Grenade (Acoustic)
(0:14:39) Bee Gees — You Win Again
(0:18:40) Phoebe Bridgers — Scott Street
(0:23:44) Your DJs
(0:25:12) Stopette — Stopette: Mighty Like a Rose (commercial)
(0:27:20) Paul McCartney — Eat at Home
(0:30:41) The Zombies — Can't Nobody Love You
(0:33:05) Judy Garland — Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland
(0:35:32) Cannonball Adderley — You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
(0:39:14) Your DJs
(0:44:47) The Hoagy Carmichael Trio — Stardust
(0:47:14) Louis Armstrong — Stardust
(0:50:50) Artie Shaw and His Orchestra — Star Dust
(0:54:23) Nino Tempo & April Stevens — Stardust
(0:57:20) Nat King Cole — Stardust
(1:00:34) Your DJs
(1:02:38) Alfred Hitchcock and John Allen — The Open Window (Special Adaptation)
(1:10:38) Lizzo — Cuz I Love You
(1:13:38) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Marineland
(1:14:15) Honey Ltd. — Louie, Louie (with Lee Hazlewood Intro)
(1:17:21) Doris Troy — Please Little Angel
(1:19:57) Your DJs
(1:21:57) Canoga Park Elvis Presley Fan Club — Gonna Get Even (With Elvis Presley's Sergeant)
(1:24:06) John Prine with Justin Vernon — Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow) (live at the Newport Folk Festival (2017-08-04))
(1:27:52) Gary Lucas — Charlie Brown (Linus and Lucy)
(1:29:21) Vivian Blaine — Adelaide's Lament (from the movie Guys and Dolls (1955))
(1:32:44) Astrud Gilberto — Here's That Rainy Day
(1:35:29) Your DJs Say Goodbyeee
(1:38:37) Bob and Ray — Bob and Ray WOR Honor Guard Sign-Off: Goodbyeee

Episode #322: Wait Till Charlie Comes

March 30, 2019

I wanna, you wanna, they wanna. We all wanna something. We have what you wanna. We have covers and originals, genres galore, old and new music, and even squirrels. You wanna hear?

(0:00:00) The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet — I Wanna Be Like You (from The Jungle Book, in the style of Villa-Lobos)
(0:03:58) Your DJs Are Back
(0:08:58) Patsy Montana with The Prairie Ramblers — I Wanna Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart
(0:12:03) The Jelly Beans — I Wanna Love Him So Bad
(0:14:46) Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart — I Wanna Be Free
(0:17:08) 2Pac — Shorty Wanna Be a Thug
(0:21:00) Your DJs Wanna Tell You What You Just Heard
(0:23:57) Les Baxter — Unchained Melody
(0:26:28) Melody Gardot — Preacherman (long version)
(0:33:02) Dolly Parton — Here You Come Again
(0:35:54) Jewel feat. Rodney Crowell — It Doesn't Hurt Right Now
(0:40:28) Your DJs Talk About It
(0:43:12) Alfred Hitchcock and John Allen — Johnny Takes a Dare (The More the Merrier)
(0:49:56) Wilson Pickett — Land of 1,000 Dances
(0:52:20) The Smothers Brothers — Mediocre Fred
(0:54:04) Kate & Anna McGarrigle — Tequila Sunrise (The Pilot's Wife's Song) (Mariposa Folk Festival, Barrie ON, 1985)
(1:00:41) Paul Simon — Kodachrome
(1:04:11) Your DJs Speak
(1:06:12) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Air Conditioner Repair
(1:08:40) Arthur Conley — Sweet Soul Music
(1:10:59) Swanson — Swanson Quick-Frozen Chicken Drumsticks (commercial)
(1:12:33) Mickey Newbury — Just Dropped In
(1:15:26) Bradley Cooper — Black Eyes (from A Star Is Born (2018))
(1:18:31) Your DJs Drop In
(1:20:42) Hoagy Carmichael, Bix Beiderbecke — Barnacle Bill the Sailor
(1:23:28) Le Quintette du Hot Club de France (Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli) — Minor Swing (1937 version)
(1:26:41) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Kryptonite Cross
(1:27:05) Robert Maxwell, His Harp & His Orchestra — Accidental Slip on an Oriental Rug
(1:29:19) Taylor Swift — Last Kiss
(1:35:26) Your DJs Go Out Like Lambs
(1:39:28) John Davis — Theme to Beverly Hills 90210

Episode #321: How Not to Get Poisoned, and Other Advice

March 23, 2019

All right, you can relax, it’s spring. No more cold weather, no more snow, that’s our guarantee and our signal to play more Christmas music. But not today! Instead hear instrumental music, covers, originals, jazz, pop, rap, Kiwis, ghosts, cigars, and much more than that. We present this gift this to you, and we’re already on to the next one. We’re a full service program.

(0:00:00) Leonard Bernstein with the New York Philharmonic — Prologue (Allegro Moderato) to West Side Story
(0:04:08) Your DJs
(0:08:06) The Ventures — Hernando's Hideaway
(0:10:28) Leon Bridges — Beyond
(0:14:27) Stacey Kent — Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo (French Version)
(0:17:39) Alessia Cara — I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues
(0:22:09) Your DJs
(0:25:17) Edie Adams (Muriel Cigars) — Pick One Up and Smoke It Sometime (commercial)
(0:26:15) The Routers — Let's Go (Pony)
(0:28:34) The Beths — Future Me Hates Me
(0:32:38) Dave Edmunds — Queen of Hearts
(0:35:56) R.E.M. — (Don't Go Back To) Rockville
(0:40:27) Your DJs
(0:43:40) Alfred Hitchcock and John Allen — The Magician ('Til Death Do Us Part)
(0:47:39) Sade — By Your Side
(0:52:11) Jenny Lin — De Lulli: The Celebrated Chop Waltz (Chopsticks)
(0:53:33) Spanky and Our Gang — Leopard Skin Phones
(0:56:31) Big Daddy Kane — Ain't No Half Steppin'
(1:01:51) Your DJs
(1:05:29) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — The Art Buyer
(1:11:03) Gene Ammons — Madhouse
(1:17:46) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Weightlifting
(1:18:07) The Boswell Sisters — Shuffle Off to Buffalo
(1:21:15) Daughter — Youth
(1:25:28) Brak — Brak CounterBrak
(1:26:21) The Good Johnsons — The Blob
(1:28:57) GZA/Genius — Labels (instrumental version)
(1:32:04) Your DJs
(1:38:01) Nat King Cole — Goodnight Irene

Episode #320: It’s Somewhat Beautiful

March 16, 2019

What did we do there? We ate pie. Then we came home and made this program for you. It’s a gift. We’re part of the gift culture. Enjoy many things by many artists, almost all of them still with us. And then there’s us, the givers. You’re welcome indeed!

(0:00:00) Olivia Colman — Olivia Colman Accepts Her Best-Actress Oscar (91st Academy Awards Broadcast)
(0:04:45) Your DJs Think That Was Touching and Sweet
(0:08:57) Melina Mercouri — Mack with the Knife
(0:11:38) N’Sync — When You Wish Upon a Star
(0:13:59) Yo La Tengo — Hey Ya!
(0:17:02) Lizzo — Juice
(0:20:17) Your DJs Speak a Little
(0:22:32) Sylvania — Sylvania Televisions: Halo Light (commercial)
(0:24:10) John Prine with Roger Cook — Love Is on a Roll
(0:28:18) Joshua Radin — We Are Okay
(0:30:59) Charles Esten — Itty Bitty Ditty (from Nashville)
(0:32:34) Cher — Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves
(0:35:10) Nellie McKay — Itchycoo Park
(0:38:34) Your DJs Know How to Pronounce Her Name
(0:43:42) Alfred Hitchcock and John Allen — The Haunted and the Haunters (The Pirate's Curse)
(0:54:19) The Jam — Ghosts
(0:56:49) The Moody Blues — Eyes of a Child, Part 1
(1:00:13) José González — What Will
(1:06:32) Your DJs End One Set and Start another Long One
(1:08:48) The Moody Blues — Eyes of a Child, Part 2
(1:10:12) Blossom Dearie — The Sweetest Sounds
(1:12:43) Ingrid Michaelson — Far Away
(1:15:47) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: If You Ever Go Temporarily Insane...
(1:16:12) Dionne Warwick — Walk on By
(1:18:57) Solange — Dreams
(1:21:26) Verne Langdon — What D'Ya Mean You Lost Your Dog?
(1:23:22) The Jayhawks — Spoken Introduction/Bad Time
(1:27:11) Rod Stewart — Gasoline Alley (MTV Unplugged version)
(1:30:48) Your DJs Finish This
(1:35:17) Cassandra Wilson — Death Letter (used as the theme to True Detective Season 3)