Episode #358: From Across the River on the Jersey Side

December 7, 2019

Feel that nip in the air? Unless you’re down under you’ll need to get used to it for a while. But we’re here, safely indoors, providing light-hearted and heavy-hearted music and chat year-round, even when it isn’t Christmas. Hello, and behold.

(0:00:00) Dave Swarbrick and Simon Nicol — The Dogs They Had a Party
(0:03:01) Your DJs Start the Party
(0:06:18) Phil Spitalny's Hour of Charm All-Girl Orchestra and Choir — 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
(0:09:24) Kacey Musgraves — Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
(0:12:24) Phil Spitalny's Hour of Charm All-Girl Orchestra and Choir — Carol of the Bells
(0:13:56) Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra — The Toy Trumpet
(0:16:20) The Orioles — Lonely Christmas
(0:19:01) Your DJs Explain About the Vinyl
(0:23:52) Allan Sherman — Scott Cups
(0:26:18) The Rolling Stones — 100 Years Ago
(0:31:04) Wanda Jackson — Funnel of Love
(0:33:10) Harry Styles — Watermelon Sugar
(0:36:05) Your DJs Chat
(0:39:57) Bob and Ray — Power Shovel Maker: Conrad Wary
(0:42:57) Corinne Bailey Rae — Jersey Girl
(0:48:31) The Temple City Kazoo Orchestra — 2001 Sprach Kazoostra
(0:49:41) Fleetwood Mac — Albatross
(0:52:52) Charles Bradley — Victim of Love
(0:56:21) Your DJs Explain About It
(0:58:28) Tom Thumb — Sing, Rummy
(1:01:33) Ned's Atomic Dustbin — Kill Your Television
(1:04:32) My Morning Jacket — Outta My System
(1:07:53) Jasmine Thompson — I Will Follow You Into the Dark
(1:11:16) Your DJs Chat, and Then Music
(1:16:12) Booker T. and The M.G.'s — Time Is Tight
(1:19:28) DaBaby — Intro
(1:22:21) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Jupiter
(1:22:42) Blossom Dearie — Long Daddy Green
(1:26:01) Ella Fitzgerald — Thou Swell
(1:28:04) Your DJs Congratulate Themselves
(1:32:57) Nelson Riddle — Theme to The Untouchables

Episode #357: If Brains Were Dynamite, We Wouldn’t Have Enough

November 30, 2019

The days are getting shorter and colder and the podcasts are getting longer. If your heart has cockles they will be warmed by this week’s offering of music, chat, and other stuff, crafted in the heartland of America by craftspeople who aren’t making a penny from it.

(0:00:00) Julie Andrews with the Starlight Roof Orchestra — Polonaise "Je suis Titania" (from Mignon)
(0:03:21) Your DJs Talk Birthdays and Start the Engine Running
(0:11:10) Carl Perkins — Honey Don't (alternate #3)
(0:13:59) Elvis Presley — Put the Blame on Me
(0:15:57) Burl Ives — Sweet Betsy from Pike
(0:17:36) Shawn Colvin — Diamond in the Rough (2019 acoustic version)
(0:22:06) Lucinda Williams — Still I Long for Your Kiss
(0:26:14) Your DJs Go Over It
(0:29:06) Mark Fay and Melinda Simon — Ray Whistling 2/27/48 / Guitar Duet - Manila, P. I.
(0:32:15) The Sundays — She
(0:35:39) Mandy Moore — The Whole of the Moon (The Waterboys cover)
(0:40:40) Chance the Rapper feat. MadeinTyo and DaBaby — Hot Shower
(0:44:27) Your DJs Speak About It and Then Follow Through
(0:49:34) Rudy Vallee and His Connecticut Yankees — Stein Song (University of Maine)
(0:52:50) Alexi Murdoch — Orange Sky
(0:59:07) Bob and Ray — Crank Call #1
(0:59:27) The Who — I Can See for Miles
(1:03:34) Tears for Fears — Sowing the Seeds of Love
(1:08:38) Your DJs Discuss It
(1:10:28) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Buying a Tie
(1:12:55) Kristin Chenoweth — Let's Fall in Love
(1:16:03) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Dad Always Thought Laughter Was the Best Medicine
(1:16:24) German Brass — Tico-Tico
(1:19:00) Taylor Swift — Cornelia Street
(1:23:46) Bob and Ray — Crank Call #2
(1:24:41) John Prine — Silver Bells
(1:28:37) David Kernan, Liz Robertson, Louise Gold — London Pride/I Happen to Like New York (from Noël/Cole: Let’s Do It! (1994))
(1:32:39) Your DJs Are Happy About a Job Well Done
(1:35:36) Ann Bennett (Winston Sharples, composer) — Theme to Felix the Cat

Episode #356: The Letter Oh and the Numeral Oh

November 23, 2019

This week we’re thankful that we have listeners, that we’ll never run out of music and stuff, and that the Axis was defeated. We’re also thankful for dial service and for Eve Arden. Have a holly jolly Thanksgiving on us. (But we’re not paying for yours.)

(0:00:00) Bell Telephone System — Now You Can Dial (1954)
(0:09:36) Your DJs Arrive and Thank You
(0:13:44) Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers — Strangest Christmas Yet
(0:17:21) Paul Simon — Everything Put Together Falls Apart
(0:19:21) Mary O'Hara — Haigh Didil Dum
(0:20:27) Sutton Foster — You Can Close Your Eyes
(0:22:44) The Waterboys — The Whole of the Moon
(0:27:44) Your DJs Explain It All
(0:31:03) Mark Fay and Melinda Simon — "Calling All Cars...”/Eat to Live
(0:33:53) Lana Del Rey — Fuck It, I Love You
(0:37:29) Rosie Thomas — Farewell
(0:40:39) Karen Dalton — Little Bit of Rain
(0:43:12) Your DJs Have Information
(0:45:09) Unknown Announcer — Frigidaire's New Year's Message to Frigidaire Salesmen
(0:46:37) Esquivel — Sentimental Journey
(0:49:13) D’Angelo and The Vanguard — Sugah Daddy
(0:54:24) Blossom Dearie — Quiet Night of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)
(0:57:14) Shirley Horn — Come Dance with Me
(1:00:04) Your DJs Speak Once More
(1:01:58) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Spies
(1:05:29) Grizzly Bear — Deep Blue Sea
(1:09:12) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Outer Space Guys
(1:09:34) Turin Brakes — Chim Chim Cher-Ee (Originally by Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews, from Mary Poppins (1964))
(1:13:26) Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie — Dream a Little Dream of Me
(1:17:31) William Bolcom — Liza
(1:19:30) The Continental (Renzo Cesana) — Roses and Champagne
(1:22:43) Carson Robison Trio — Turkey in the Straw
(1:25:33) Your DJs Thank You and Leave the Building
(1:30:34) Wilbur Hatch — Theme to Our Miss Brooks (1948-1954)

Episode #355: No Use Making a Hermit of Yourself Because of a Girl

November 16, 2019

Seven years in the making: it’s our seventh anniversary show! It’s very much like all the others which is a good thing because we wouldn’t want to scare anyone away. So you’ll hear old and new, fast and slow, originals and covers, Nichols and May, all of that and more. We appreciate your ears and we thank you for lending them to us.

(0:00:00) Henry Burr with Billy Murray — I Wonder Where My Baby Is To-Night?
(0:03:17) Your DJs Are Still Here After All These Years
(0:06:46) Courtney Barnett — Keep On
(0:11:12) Taylor Swift feat. Dixie Chicks — Soon You’ll Get Better
(0:14:32) Kristin Chenoweth feat. Dolly Parton — I Will Always Love You
(0:17:52) Dinah Shore with the Morris Stoloff Orchestra — Anniversary Song
(0:20:55) Your DJs Play the Hits
(0:24:07) Mark Fay and Melinda Simon — Lump/Coaxing the Baby
(0:27:50) Pink Martini — Sunday Table
(0:32:27) Enoch Light — Matilda
(0:35:10) Kanye West feat. Clipse and Kenny G — Use This Gospel
(0:38:46) Your DJs Pick Apart That Last Set
(0:41:05) A Rudy Vallee Orchestra, Richard Himber (director) — Which Do You Prefer? (Ad for Rudy Vallee Orchestras)
(0:45:34) Charlie Haden and Gonzalo Rubalcaba — When Will the Blues Leave
(0:54:04) Duke Ellington — Far East Suite: Blue Pepper (Far East of the Blues)
(0:57:04) Shirley Horn — Come Dance with Me (Sugardaddy Remix - Tom Findlay (Groove Armada))
(1:01:44) Your DJs Think That Was a Little Jazzy
(1:05:05) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Artist
(1:07:00) Bon Iver — Holyfields,
(1:10:03) Skegss — Got on My Skateboard
(1:13:50) Bear's Den — Sophie
(1:18:52) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: The Desert
(1:19:22) Coralie Clément — C'est la vie
(1:21:48) The Head and The Heart — Let's Be Still
(1:25:55) Your DJs Return to the Ether for a While
(1:30:50) Paul Shaffer — Theme to The Late Show with David Letterman

Episode #354: We Are Not Like the Methodists and the Baptists

November 9, 2019

Hear songs of murder, death, fire, and birds, plus other songs about cows, naps, coffee, cigarettes, and lighthouses. Hear the story of Rebecca’s adventures in Austin and another story about a hunter and a bear (no, not THAT story). All this plus a personal invitation to dine and dance at the Roosevelt Grill, and even more. Could November get any better?

(0:00:00) Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash — Ring of Fire (Take 1)
(0:03:01) Your DJs Enter the Building and Tell You Stories
(0:08:02) Brenda Lee — Dynamite
(0:10:04) Gordon MacRae, Rod Steiger — Pore Jud Is Daid (from Oklahoma (1955))
(0:14:19) Cults Percussion Ensemble — Dream Angus
(0:17:09) Elizabeth Mitchell — Three Little Birds
(0:19:42) Your DJs Speak
(0:22:46) Mark Fay and Melinda Simon — Bill Long, Jan. 29, '44/Everett Steiner's Bear Story
(0:26:14) Harry Styles — Lights Up
(0:29:23) The Louvin Brothers — Knoxville Girl
(0:33:09) Wilco — Quiet Amplifier
(0:38:58) Your DJs Tell You All About It
(0:42:25) Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians — A Friend of Yours Has Asked Guy Lombardo...to Send You This Message (Ad for Roosevelt Grill)
(0:43:52) Paul McCartney — We Can Work It Out (MTV Unplugged version)
(0:46:49) The Wonder Stuff — Size of a Cow
(0:50:00) The Good Johnsons — Georgy Girl
(0:52:20) Phil Collins — Can't Stop Loving You
(0:56:36) Your DJs Talk Again
(0:59:21) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Politician
(1:02:08) Otis Redding — Cigarettes and Coffee
(1:05:58) Erika Eigen — I Want to Marry a Lighthouse Keeper (from A Clockwork Orange (1972))
(1:06:59) Kate Winslet and "Weird Al" Yankovic — I Need a Nap
(1:10:34) The Pharcyde — Otha Fish
(1:15:56) Your DJs Have Still More for You
(1:18:56) Coralie Clément — Bye bye beauté
(1:22:46) Linda Ronstadt — The Dark End of the Street
(1:26:36) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: You Know What It Is That Frightens Ants the Most?
(1:27:01) Harry Nilsson — Per Chi ("Without You" in Italian)
(1:30:13) Haim — Better Off
(1:33:50) Your DJs Depart with Good Will to All
(1:37:43) Mike Post — Theme from NYPD Blue

Episode #353: With a Touch of Your Toe on a Pedal, See the Door Swing Open of Its Own Accord

November 2, 2019

Plus an egg basket, eight different freezing speeds, and many more extras. You’ll have a fun time listening to this episode because we had a fun time making it, and that’s how it works. That, in fact, is our business model. You may now download it.

(0:00:00) Ferlin Husky — Wings of a Dove
(0:02:17) Your DJs Are Here with Their Hellos
(0:04:55) Comedian Harmonists — Muß I denn zum Städtele hinaus
(0:06:55) Lee Hazlewood and Ann-Margret — Dark End of the Street
(0:09:39) Mark Fay and Melinda Simon — Leona Turner, Mom, Marge and Paul/“So Long, Matt….”
(0:12:26) Lana Del Rey — Mariners Apartment Complex
(0:16:33) Your DJs Look Behind
(0:21:05) Unknown Announcer — The Len-A-Dor Hit of 1932 (Ad for Leonard Refrigerators)
(0:22:32) Florence + The Machine — Jackson (MTV Unplugged version)
(0:25:58) Estelle — Superstition
(0:29:45) Souvenir — Ne dis pas (Girl Don't Tell Me - French version)
(0:32:19) Eva Cassidy — Autumn Leaves
(0:37:00) Your DJs Recap
(0:39:26) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Telephone
(0:47:35) TLC — Waterfalls
(0:52:14) The Beau Hunks — Streamline Suzie
(0:54:13) Pow Wow — I Wan'na Be Like You
(0:57:23) Rachael Yamagata — I'm Going to Go Back There Someday
(1:01:39) Your DJs Speak
(1:04:12) Julie Andrews — A Lovely Night (from Cinderella)
(1:06:20) Billy Porter — On the Street Where You Live (from My Fair Lady)
(1:10:24) Bill Shirley and Audrey Hepburn — Show Me (from My Fair Lady (1964))
(1:12:32) Barbra Streisand — Send in the Clowns (from A Little Night Music)
(1:17:14) Your DJs Go Over All Those Show Tunes
(1:19:12) Jane Powell — Love Is Where You Find It (from A Date with Judy (1948))
(1:21:41) Conor Oberst with Gillian Welch — Lua
(1:27:32) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: If Aliens from Outer Space Ever Come...
(1:28:14) Sixpence None the Richer — Kiss Me (KCRW version)
(1:31:26) Wilco — One and a Half Stars
(1:35:09) Your DJs Finish Up and Say Bye
(1:39:23) Billy May, Milt Raskin — Theme to Naked City (Somewhere in the Night)

Episode #352: We Push the Middle Valve Down

October 26, 2019

And it comes out here: decades-spanning music and chat for an autumn interlude. "See those leaves, Linus? They’re flying south for the winter." "What makes you think those leaves are flying south, Lucy?" "When you look at a map, north is up and south is down, isn’t it? Well, isn’t it?"

(0:00:00) Maurice Chevalier — Mais où est ma Zouzou? (I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight?)
(0:02:26) Your DJs Greet You
(0:05:47) Shonen Knife — Till the End of the Day
(0:07:51) M.I.A. — Bad Girls
(0:11:40) The Boswell Sisters — The Music Goes Round and Round
(0:14:58) Coralie Clément — La mer opale
(0:17:47) Your DJs Introduce Too Many Versions of One Song
(0:22:13) Édith Piaf — Hymne à l'amour
(0:25:38) Brenda Lee — If You Love Me (Really Love Me)
(0:28:17) Toots Thielemans feat. Chip — Hymne à l'amour (If You Love Me, Really Love Me)
(0:32:17) Mary Hopkin — If You Love Me
(0:35:17) Cyndi Lauper — Hymn to Love
(0:38:49) Édith Piaf — Hymn to Love (Hymne à l'amour) (English version)
(0:42:13) Your DJs Confess and Move On
(0:44:08) The Enna Jettick Songbird — Marguerite (Ad for Enna Jettick Shoes)
(0:45:38) The Beatles — Something (Take 39/Instrumental/Strings Only)
(0:48:12) Adrian Danz — Scary Halloween
(0:51:25) Loreena McKennitt — All Souls Night
(0:56:30) Great Lake Swimmers — Hang a String of Lights
(0:59:23) Your DJs Explain the Interlude
(1:03:22) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Agricultural Independence
(1:06:25) Willie Nelson — Hello Walls
(1:08:47) Hank Williams — You Win Again
(1:11:23) The Secret Sisters — Tomorrow Will Be Kinder
(1:14:46) Your DJs Can Relate to You
(1:16:37) Pink Martini — Qué Sera Sera
(1:20:46) Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga — Let's Face the Music and Dance
(1:22:51) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Job Interview
(1:23:12) Butterbeans and Susie — Get Yourself a Monkey Man, Make Him Strut His Stuff
(1:26:19) The Roots feat. Raphael Saadiq — What They Do
(1:32:16) Your DJs Finish out the Month
(1:38:25) Dave Grusin — Theme to The Name of the Game

Episode #351: Once Again Now!

October 19, 2019

Content for all ages, or content for the ages, or aged content from your aging hosts: that’s the ticket for today. You’ll hear classical and pop, covers, jazz, Listener Drake, piano, advice for short men, deals on automobiles, animal songs, audio curios, and more. This is the first podcast of the rest of our lives (yours too).

(0:00:00) Judith Owen with Richard Thompson — Nicholas Drake
(0:02:35) Your DJs Introduce Themselves
(0:06:28) Allan Sherman — My Zelda
(0:10:00) The Chiffons — One Fine Day
(0:12:07) Cassandra Wilson — Last Train to Clarksville
(0:17:21) Taylor Swift — Paper Rings
(0:21:02) Your DJs Review
(0:24:43) Unknown Announcer — The Great American Value for 1932 (Ad for Chevrolet)
(0:26:18) Sam Cooke — Having a Party
(0:28:41) Drake — Ratchet Happy Birthday
(0:32:08) Mark Fay and Melinda Simon — Sapphire Needle Test / 10/12/49
(0:34:59) Wilco — Love Is Everywhere (Beware)
(0:38:34) Your DJs Recap
(0:43:49) L’Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar — Sinfonia (Handel: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, from Solomon HWV 67)
(0:47:56) André Rieu — Khachaturian: Adagio from Spartacus
(0:54:25) William Bolcom — Strike Up the Band
(0:55:16) Helen Gurley Brown — Little Man You'll Have a Busy Day
(0:58:32) Lizzo — Fitness
(1:01:08) Your DJs Summarize
(1:03:46) Spin Doctors — Tantrum
(1:06:57) Dan Zanes — Wonderwheel
(1:10:18) Laurie Berkner — I Love My Rooster
(1:13:44) Dora the Explorer — The Itsy Bitsy Spider/Feliz Cumpleaños
(1:15:36) Your DJs Explain
(1:17:42) Arsis Handbell Ensemble — A German Music Box
(1:19:35) The Barr Brothers — The Devil's Harp
(1:24:00) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: The Wise Man and the Stupid Man
(1:24:28) Jeri Southern — You're the Top
(1:27:16) Diahann Carroll — Good-bye Again (from Goodbye Again (1961))
(1:29:13) Your DJs Hope You Fare Well Until Next Time
(1:33:27) Alex Stordahl — Theme to McHale's Navy

Episode #350: Coast to Coast with Your Favorite Hosts

October 12, 2019

This week we have selections both mono and stereo, both analog and digital, both old and new, and some of it’s not even music, but it’s all good. Yours for the taking. Go ahead, take our money and run Venezuela.

(0:00:00) The Beatles — Goodbye (Home Demo)
(0:02:22) Your DJs Have Come
(0:05:29) Comedian Harmonists — An der schönen blauen Donau (On the Beautiful Blue Danube)
(0:08:49) Taylor Swift — Can't Stop Loving You (Phil Collins cover) (Live Lounge version)
(0:15:03) The Bangles — In Your Room
(0:18:30) Astrud Gilberto — Wish Me a Rainbow
(0:20:55) Your DJs Speak
(0:25:04) College Humor Trio — Banks of the Wabash (Ad for College Humor Magazine)
(0:26:34) Choir of King's College, Cambridge — O Come O Come Emmanuel
(0:30:03) Paul Lynde, Mary LaRoche, Ann-Margret, Bryan Russell — Hymn for a Sunday Evening (from Bye Bye Birdie (1963))
(0:32:16) Flanders and Swann — Threesome: Duck Billed Platypus/The Humming Bird/The Portuguese Man-o'-War
(0:33:15) Enya — The Celts
(0:36:11) Robert Johnson — When You Got a Good Friend
(0:38:49) Your DJs Chat
(0:43:23) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Judo Class
(0:45:44) Lyle Lovett with Emmylou Harris — She's Leaving Me Because She Really Wants To
(0:49:57) Peter and Gordon — Woman
(0:52:22) Shamir — On the Regular
(0:55:19) Your DJs Speak More
(0:58:43) Robert Mitchum — Matilda, Matilda
(1:01:19) Dean Martin — On an Evening in Roma
(1:03:42) Hal Swain and His Band — Hunting Tigers Out in Indiah (Yah)
(1:06:30) Django Reinhardt et Le Quintette du Hot Club de France — Crépuscule
(1:09:29) Your DJs Enter the Home Stretch
(1:12:41) Lilo — Allez-vous en, Go Away (from Can-Can (1952))
(1:14:54) Sixpence None the Richer — Don't Dream It's Over
(1:18:55) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Cheap People
(1:19:24) Jeff Goldblum and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra feat. Sharon Van Etten — Let's Face the Music and Dance
(1:23:29) T. Rex — Cosmic Dancer
(1:27:56) Your DJs Can Relax Now
(1:33:25) Vera Matson, Lionel Newman, Ken Darby — Theme to Daniel Boone

Episode #349: We Sit and Idly Chat for a While

October 5, 2019

Snap! and it’s cold outside. So don’t go there, stay inside with your co-hosts chatting and playing music and roasting chestnuts on an open fire. Before long there will be eggnog too. It’s a good time to be alive.

(0:00:00) Irwin Kostal (Orchestra) and Chorus — Overture to Mary Poppins (1964)
(0:02:58) Your DJs Arrive to Speak
(0:08:11) Jessica Williams (Erik Satie, composer) — First Gymnopédie
(0:15:47) Diana Krall — Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)
(0:19:27) William Bolcom — 'S Wonderful
(0:20:29) Mike Jones Trio — Me and My Shadow
(0:24:28) Nina Simone — Rich Girl
(0:27:41) Your DJs Chat
(0:29:57) Phil Spitalny — Important Information (Ad for Chevrolet)
(0:31:30) Kacey Musgraves — Christmas Don't Be Late
(0:33:39) Lana Del Rey — Venice Bitch
(0:43:36) Arnold Steck (Leslie Statham) — Arrival: The Band Concert (Freedom of the City) (from The Prisoner)
(0:46:16) Taylor Swift — It’s Nice to Have a Friend
(0:48:46) Your DJs Chat, Then Play Music
(0:53:27) Blossom Dearie — Down the Depths of the 90th Floor
(0:56:47) Emeli Sandé — All the Girls Love Alice
(1:00:22) The Conception Corporation — Dial a Dirty Joke
(1:01:38) Marcos Valle — Crickets Sing for Anamaria
(1:03:44) Roger Miller — Engine, Engine #9
(1:06:02) Your DJs Speak Again
(1:10:15) Cass Elliot and Dave Mason — Here We Go Again
(1:13:04) Carole King — The Awful Truth
(1:16:15) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Why Police Keep People Away from a Plane Crash
(1:16:50) The Sandpipers — Come Saturday Morning (from The Sterile Cuckoo (1969))
(1:19:51) Janelle Monáe — Take a Byte
(1:24:00) Your DJs Chat, Finish Up, and Say Goodbye to You in Japanese
(1:30:19) Dominic Frontiere and Alan Alch — Theme from Branded