Episode #337: The Barefoot Contessa Strikes Back

July 13, 2019

Featured selections this week include music from movies, TV, the distant past, and the very present. Of course there are also some covers (have we ever done a program without any?) and some chuckles. Now that you’re done reading this you can start listening to it. Sorry to have gone on for so long.

(0:00:00) Neil Sedaka — Little Devil
(0:02:42) Your DJs Tell You What Is and What Isn’t
(0:08:16) Betty Boop Soundtrack Artists — Sweet Betty
(0:08:50) Henry Mancini and His Orchestra and Chorus — Something for Cat (from Breakfast at Tiffany's (1962))
(0:11:57) Taylor Swift — You Need to Calm Down
(0:14:47) Betty Boop Soundtrack Artists — Sweet Betty (Version 2)
(0:15:21) Shirley Ellis — Ever See a Diver Kiss His Wife While the Bubbles Bounce About Above the Water?
(0:17:55) One Direction — Perfect
(0:21:44) Phil Spitalny's Music — Betty Boop
(0:24:16) Your DJs Boop Around
(0:32:22) Radio Commercial — Grzedik Brothers Beer
(0:33:20) Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra — If You Love Me, Really Love Me
(0:36:29) Brian Wilson — Kiss the Girl (from The Little Mermaid)
(0:40:46) The Smothers Brothers — The Impossible Dream (The Quest)
(0:48:44) Lykke Li — Unchained Melody
(0:51:22) Your DJs Speak
(0:54:01) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Jack Fagen Interviews Barbara Mush
(1:02:10) Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons — December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)
(1:05:43) Frankie Laine — Rose, Rose I Love You
(1:08:15) Lizzo — Jerome
(1:12:07) Your DJs Speak Some More
(1:14:04) Petula Clark — Games People Play
(1:16:40) Kacey Musgraves — Velvet Elvis
(1:19:11) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: A Good Gift for the President
(1:19:35) Louis Jordan — Whatever Lola Wants (Lola Gets)
(1:22:06) Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs — Li'l Red Riding Hood
(1:22:47) Etta James — Shortnin' Bread Rock
(1:27:17) The Dixie Cups — People Say
(1:29:50) Your DJs Reach the End of Today’s Speeches
(1:36:37) Joe Harnell — Themes to The Incredible Hulk: Main Title (version #2)/The Lonely Man Theme (reprise)

Episode #336: Better Music and Chat a Millionaire’s Money Can’t Buy

July 6, 2019

It’s July and now the living is even easier. Enjoy show tunes, movie music, standards, covers, samples, chuckles, and more. There’s always more. We can’t tell you everything here. Sometimes you just have to listen.

(0:00:00) Jenny Lin — March of the Siamese Children (from The King and I)
(0:03:53) Your DJs Start the Party
(0:06:36) René Garriguenc — Street Moods in Jazz (from The Twilight Zone)
(0:10:40) Ella Fitzgerald — Heat Wave
(0:13:03) Jimmy Smith — Walk on the Wild Side (Parts 1 and 2)
(0:18:56) Sarah Vaughan — The Time for Love Is Anytime (from Cactus Flower (1969))
(0:21:44) Your DJs Speak of the Set
(0:26:33) Chock Full o' Nuts Coffee — Chock Full o' Nuts Is That Heavenly Coffee (Commercial)
(0:26:51) Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra — Dance at Bougival
(0:32:51) Taylor Swift — Bette Davis Eyes
(0:36:24) Patty Griffin — Rowing Song
(0:39:46) Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox feat. Morgan James — Maps
(0:43:30) Your DJs Speak of What Was and What Will Be
(0:47:39) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Morning Rounds
(0:49:35) Ray LaMontagne — Hannah
(0:55:12) William Bolcom — That Certain Feeling
(0:56:28) Kate and Anna McGarrigle — As Fast As My Little Feet Can Carry Me (live in Rochester, 1984)
(1:02:01) The Isley Brothers — Between the Sheets
(1:07:38) Your DJs Speak, Recover, Speak Again, and Begin One More Set
(1:11:00) Cher — Waterloo
(1:13:51) Carly Rae Jepsen — Run Away with Me
(1:18:00) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: A Good Movie
(1:18:26) Dusty Springfield — Ain't No Sun Since You've Been Gone
(1:21:10) Miley Cyrus — Time of Our Lives
(1:24:42) Mel Blanc — Toot, Toot, Tootsie
(1:27:21) The Notorious B.I.G. — Big Poppa
(1:31:34) Your DJs Say That’s All for Now (Folks)
(1:34:37) Dina Dore — Theme to All My Children

Episode #335: If a Man Answers, Don’t Hang Up

June 29, 2019

Yours for the downloading: curated chat and music by two sincere chatters who only want to share. Hear selections from everywhere and everywhen. If you have 90 free minutes, we can take care of that for you.

(0:00:00) The Incredible String Band — How Happy I Am
(0:02:18) Your DJs Are Happy and Can Hear Each Other Just Fine
(0:06:30) Ramin Djawadi — Jenny of Oldstones (from Game of Thrones, Season 8)
(0:08:58) Nick Drake — Saturday Sun
(0:13:01) Melanie — Ruby Tuesday
(0:17:36) Ben Howard — Only Love
(0:21:47) Your DJs Tell You What That Was
(0:24:19) Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra — Je n'en connais pas la fin/Danse avec moi
(0:29:14) LL Cool J — Going Back to Cali
(0:33:24) Mrs. Miller — Catch a Falling Star
(0:35:13) Charlie Byrd — Meditation
(0:38:22) D’Angelo — Lady
(0:44:09) Your DJs Convey What You Need
(0:46:30) Radio Commercial — Mildred, the Bed and Bath Lady
(0:47:29) The Setting Son — Are You the One
(0:50:00) Billie Eilish — Bad Guy
(0:53:12) The Bar-Kays — Soul Finger
(0:55:30) Shirley Ellis — The Nitty Gritty
(0:57:45) Your DJs Are Pleased
(1:02:49) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Annoying Seatmate
(1:08:23) Chita Rivera — All That Jazz (from Chicago (1975) (Original Broadway Cast Recording))
(1:11:33) Peter Schickele — Four Folk Song Upsettings (S. 4): Little Bunny Hop Hop Hop
(1:13:36) Eartha Kitt — Nothin' for Christmas
(1:16:10) Sufjan Stevens — Chicago
(1:22:15) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Sometimes I Think the World...
(1:22:40) Ruth Etting — Were You Sincere?
(1:25:54) Grant-Lee Phillips — Smile
(1:29:49) Your DJs Think That Was a Grand Set
(1:35:54) Dave Grusin — Theme to St. Elsewhere

Episode #334: Buy a Bunch Today

June 22, 2019

This time around: a change of seasons, some summer stuff, covers and chants and karaoke and chuckles, plus some real favorites of ours. And we find a song that one of us lost in childhood. Look hard enough for something and maybe you’ll find it. But there are no guarantees.

The living is now easy. And downloading this episode is also easy, SO easy.

(0:00:00) Louis Jordan — Bananas
(0:02:41) Your DJs
(0:10:27) Death Cab for Cutie — I Will Follow You Into the Dark
(0:13:35) Leonard Cohen — You Want It Darker
(0:18:17) Billy Stewart — Summertime
(0:23:13) The Style Council — Long Hot Summer
(0:27:01) Your DJs
(0:30:15) Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra — Fascination
(0:33:52) African Choir The Grace — Biso E Biso E (Us, Us)
(0:39:32) Blossom Dearie — The Best Is Yet to Come
(0:42:21) Tony! Toni! Toné! — Feels Good
(0:47:20) Your DJs
(0:50:53) Stan Freberg — Do People Really Listen to Radio Commercials?
(0:51:55) Wilson Phillips — Go Your Own Way
(0:55:33) Cat Stevens — Moonshadow
(0:58:21) Angélique Kidjo — Blewu
(0:59:54) Bob and Doug McKenzie — The Beerhunter
(1:02:17) Kendrick Lamar, SZA — All the Stars (from Black Panther (2018))
(1:06:10) Your DJs
(1:10:15) The Supremes — The Happening (without lead vocal)
(1:13:06) Jonas Brothers — Burnin' Up
(1:16:00) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Hammers
(1:16:24) Cat Power feat. Lana Del Rey — Woman
(1:21:13) Halsey — Hurricane
(1:24:55) Your DJs
(1:29:44) Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei — Theme to All in the Family
(1:30:45) Jennifer Hudson — Theme to The Jeffersons

Episode #333: Lemon Freshness Without Active Enzymes

June 15, 2019

This week: songs about Taylor’s love life, laundry advice, show tunes galore, old music, new music, covers, standards, and just more more more! You trust us, right? Good. Please download. Tell all your friends, too.

(0:00:00) Jonas Brothers with Taylor Swift — Should've Said No
(0:04:22) Your DJs Arrive and Speak
(0:07:14) Burl Ives — Two-Car Garage
(0:09:34) Lady Antebellum — Need You Now (iTunes Live Session Performance)
(0:13:17) Tom Rush — Sweet Baby James
(0:16:37) Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper — I Don't Know What Love Is (from A Star Is Born (2018))
(0:19:36) Your DJs Speak
(0:22:54) Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra — I Wish You Love
(0:26:59) Yao Lee — Rose, Rose, I Love You
(0:29:26) Kyu Sakamoto — Sukiyaki
(0:32:32) Taylor Swift — Forever and Always (Piano Version)
(0:37:00) Your DJs Speak
(0:42:32) Fab Laundry Detergent — Commercial: Fab with Lemon-Freshened Borax (1975)
(0:43:01) Jenny Lin — Carousel Waltz (from Carousel)
(0:49:15) Chet Baker — But Not for Me
(0:52:17) Fab Laundry Detergent — Commercial: Fab with Lemon-Freshened Borax (1980)
(0:52:47) Doris Day — Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)
(0:55:19) Lizzo — Heaven Help Me
(0:58:42) Your DJs Speak
(1:04:06) Jack Haley with Irving Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus — Rhode Island Is Famous for You (from Inside USA (1948))
(1:06:29) Michael Feinstein — Rhode Island Is Famous for You
(1:09:42) Mandy Patinkin — Rhode Island Is Famous for You
(1:12:42) Mark Winkler, Cheryl Bentyne — Rhode Island Is Famous for You
(1:16:23) Your DJs Speak
(1:19:30) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Halavah Plantation
(1:22:34) The Chantels — Look in My Eyes
(1:24:49) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Math Test
(1:25:14) Charles Kimbraugh, John Cunningham, Steve Elmore, George Coe, Charles Braswell — Have I Got a Girl for You (from Company (1970) (Original Broadway Cast Recording))
(1:27:49) The Gaylords — Who's Got the Pain? (from Damn Yankees)
(1:30:00) Your DJs Speak and Leave
(1:33:03) Mike Post — Theme to Quantum Leap

Episode #332: Eating Fancy Chow and Drinking Fancy Wine

June 8, 2019

This time around we have movie music, TV music, show tunes, and marching bands, plus we start a new serialized foreign adventure and pay tribute to another departed legend. Old stuff, new stuff, good stuff, the usual stuff.

(0:00:00) Soggy Bottom Boys feat. Dan Tyminski and Band — I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow (from O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000))
(0:04:13) Your DJs Are Finally Here!
(0:09:16) Landon Austin and Maddy Newton — Me! (Taylor Swift cover)
(0:12:37) Gwen Verdon — If My Friends Could See Me Now (from Sweet Charity (1966) (Original Broadway Cast Recording))
(0:16:03) Theodore Bikel — Ay Te Tsi Nye Te
(0:16:50) Judy Garland — A Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow
(0:19:54) Beyoncé — Drunk in Love
(0:24:10) Your DJs Are Still Here!
(0:30:47) Bob and Ray — Music Factory Entertainment News: Doris Day
(0:32:59) Doris Day — Que Será, Será (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)
(0:35:02) Doris Day — I Said My Pajamas (And Put on My Prayers)
(0:38:00) Doris Day — The Black Hills of Dakota (from Calamity Jane (1953))
(0:40:59) Doris Day — Teacher's Pet (from Teacher’s Pet (1958))
(0:43:35) Nellie McKay — The Black Hills of Dakota
(0:47:35) Your DJs Continue!
(0:50:08) Blossom Dearie — If I Were a Bell
(0:53:13) Bettye Swann — I Will Not Cry
(0:56:17) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Thirsty
(0:57:35) The Zombies — Time of the Season
(1:01:05) The Shangri-Las — Leader of the Pack
(1:03:52) Your DJs Persist!
(1:08:11) Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra — Under Paris Skies/Une rose rouge
(1:13:47) The Jesus and Mary Chain — Just Like Honey
(1:16:48) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: If God Dwells Inside Us...
(1:17:09) Sam Phillips — I Want to Be You
(1:19:58) Stetsasonic — Go Brooklyn 3
(1:23:51) Beastie Boys — Electric Worm
(1:27:08) Jenny Lewis — Heads Gonna Roll
(1:32:21) Your DJs Hit the Road!
(1:35:43) George Clinton — Theme to The Tracey Ullman Show ("You're Thinking Right")

Episode #331: Like Mickey Mouse on Helium

June 1, 2019

It’s a new month. We have no trite observations about that, but for trite observations on other subjects you can download this and listen while you’re barbecuing or vacuuming or something like that. You need a distraction. We’re providing one.

(0:00:00) Glenn Jones — The Giant Who Ate Himself
(0:04:39) Your DJs Arrive, Mellow as Always
(0:10:06) Donovan — The Walrus and the Carpenter
(0:18:40) Stereophonics — Handbags and Gladrags
(0:23:24) Verne Langdon — Ginger Snaps!
(0:24:33) Kronos Quartet, Rhiannon Giddens — Factory Girl
(0:31:39) Father John Misty — One of Us Cannot Be Wrong
(0:39:04) Your DJs Concede That Was a Long Set
(0:43:00) Radio Commercial — Dollar-a-Box
(0:43:55) Burt Bacharach — South American Getaway
(0:49:03) The Kinks — Celluloid Heroes
(0:55:46) Joel Zifkin — Waitress Song (introduced by Anna McGarrigle)
(1:00:15) Maggie Rogers — Overnight
(1:03:34) Your DJs Again with Their Long Sets
(1:07:03) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — False Teeth
(1:09:29) Cheap Trick — Surrender
(1:13:42) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: In One of My Previous Lives...
(1:14:04) Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, Ensemble — Defying Gravity (from Wicked (2013 Broadway Cast Recording))
(1:19:56) H.E.R. — Avenue
(1:23:25) William Bolcom — Sweet and Low Down
(1:24:14) Esquivel — Walking Happy
(1:26:22) Natalie Cole — This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
(1:29:11) Your DJs Are Exhausted by All This Music
(1:33:15) The Idolatry Pop Orchestra — American Idol Theme (Simon's Evil House Remix)

Episode #330: A 415 Fight Group, with Chains and Knives

May 25, 2019

Possible 459, suspects there now. The usual suspects (your co-hosts) present this collection of dinner music and beach music in the hope that it will enliven your holiday weekend and family gatherings. Gather this.

(0:00:00) The Poppy Family — Where Evil Grows
(0:02:50) Your DJs Speak Softly
(0:08:06) Marianne Faithfull — As Tears Go By (2018 version)
(0:11:55) Liza Minnelli — Maybe This Time (from Cabaret (1972))
(0:15:04) Pia Zadora with The London Philharmonic Orchestra — But Not for Me
(0:19:34) Nouvelle Vague feat. Camille — Putain Putain
(0:22:45) Your DJs Speak
(0:26:35) Imperial Records — Radio commercial for Jackie DeShannon album ”Laurel Canyon"
(0:27:30) Jackie DeShannon — Come and Stay with Me
(0:30:35) Colbie Caillat — Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
(0:34:24) Robert Goulet — Sunrise, Sunset
(0:38:03) Jennifer Lopez — Ain't Your Mama
(0:41:40) Your DJs Ain’t Your Mama
(0:44:56) Jane Powell, Pacific Northwest Bell — Holiday in Oregon (Part 2)
(0:49:39) Jenny Lewis — Wasted Youth
(0:53:51) Peter Sellers — A Hard Day's Night
(0:55:39) Lonnie Donegan — Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor
(0:58:08) Harry Styles — Only Angel
(1:02:58) Your DJs Relate the Facts
(1:05:42) Yo La Tengo — Shades of Blue
(1:08:31) Gary Clark Jr. — This Land
(1:14:13) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Tadpoles
(1:14:49) She and Him — Snow Queen
(1:17:18) The Jelly Beans — Baby Be Mine
(1:20:14) Dolly Parton feat. Alison Krauss — The Last Word in Lonesome Is Me
(1:23:14) Sia — Chandelier (Piano version)
(1:27:15) Your DJs Have Done It Again
(1:33:22) Frank Comstock — Opening and Closing Themes to Adam-12

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