Episode #277: Sparkle, Shimmer, and Shine

May 19, 2018

In this week’s program hear old music and new chat from our centrally located studio in northern New Jersey. Some new music too. And you know what? There’s also some old chat. We have everything this week. Give it a download or two.

(0:00:00) B. Mossman and Bob Doyle — Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! (Opening Theme)
(0:00:46) The Wubb Girlz feat. Beyoncé — Sing a Song
(0:02:23) Your DJs Explain That
(0:04:45) The Continental (Renzo Cesana) — All of a Sudden My Heart Sings
(0:07:24) Cub — Everything’s Geometry
(0:10:03) Terri Clark — Poor, Poor Pitiful Me
(0:13:12) Lucinda Williams — Something About What Happens When We Talk
(0:16:59) Your DJs Intrude
(0:18:56) Rowlf the Dog — Lydia, the Tattooed Lady
(0:21:03) They Might Be Giants — Everything Right Is Wrong Again
(0:23:20) Julie London — Yummy, Yummy, Yummy
(0:26:15) The Mutato Muzika Orchestra — Hey Jude (from The Royal Tenenbaums (2001))
(0:31:36) Your DJs Speak
(0:34:34) Paul Mauriat — Love Is Blue
(0:37:06) Ed Sheeran — Tenerife Sea
(0:41:04) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — Willy the Whale
(0:42:01) George Jessel with the Ted Auletta Orchestra and Chorus — Hello Central, Give Me Heaven
(0:44:22) R.E.M. — You Are the Everything
(0:48:04) Your DJs Again
(0:49:57) Orson Welles — The War of the Worlds (Part 2)
(0:54:55) Charles Bradley — Changes
(1:00:38) The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities and Towns (Matt Farley) — Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey
(1:02:31) Lenka — Don’t Let Me Fall
(1:05:20) Beyoncé — Run the World (Girls)
(1:09:16) Your DJs Recap
(1:12:59) Chihiro Yamanaka — Maple Leaf Rag
(1:16:34) Etta James — These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)
(1:20:32) Arthur Fields — Ja-Da
(1:23:16) Quincy Jones feat. Ray Charles and Chaka Khan — I’ll Be Good to You
(1:28:10) Your DJs Make Like a Tree and Leave
(1:31:04) Gloria Loring (composers: Al Burton, Gloria Loring, Alan Thicke) — Theme to The Facts of Life

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Episode #276: Like a Jet of Blue Flame Shot from a Gun

May 12, 2018

This week we repudiate the Taylor-haters and prepare you for the coming Martian invasion. We also play some nice rocky and poppy things, some nice folky things, and too many versions of one song or another. Plus “more”. Old, new, it’s all the same to us. We hope you feel the same.

(0:00:00) Taylor Swift — September
(0:03:05) Your DJs Disagree with the Internet
(0:07:41) Kirsty MacColl with Billy Bragg — Darling, Let’s Have Another Baby
(0:11:06) Robyn — Dancing on My Own
(0:15:43) The Primitives — Crash (1985 demo)
(0:18:01) Solange — Cranes in the Sky
(0:22:13) Your DJs Recap and Precap
(0:25:25) The Rolling Stones — I’d Much Rather Be with the Boys
(0:27:36) The Toggery Five — I’d Much Rather Be with the Boys
(0:30:06) Donna Lynn — I’d Much Rather Be with the Girls
(0:32:24) Ronnie Spector — I’d Much Rather Be with the Girls
(0:35:11) Your DJs Recap What they Precapped
(0:37:49) Weird Al Yankovic — My Own Eyes
(0:41:30) Oasis — Wonderwall
(0:46:36) The Hollies — Regardez par des fenêtres (Look Through Any Window)
(0:48:51) Nice and Smooth — Step by Step
(0:52:10) Your DJs Discuss
(0:54:39) Orson Welles — The War of the Worlds (Part 1)
(1:00:44) Marvin Gaye — Ain’t That Peculiar
(1:03:44) The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities and Towns (Matt Farley) — Yeah! Edison, NJ! Oh Yeah!
(1:05:10) Davey Graham — Angi
(1:07:34) Kendrick Lamar — GOD.
(1:11:43) Your DJs Discuss Some More
(1:13:44) Kyle Riabko — Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’
(1:17:52) Dixie Chicks — Wide Open Spaces
(1:21:35) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — Flying Red Elephant
(1:22:53) Carolina Chocolate Drops — Briggs' Corn Shucking Jig
(1:25:47) Jackson Browne — These Days
(1:30:25) Your DJs Wrap This Up
(1:34:58) Les Elgart and His Orchestra — Bandstand Boogie (Theme to American Bandstand)

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Episode #275: What Kind of Message Is That?

May 5, 2018

It’s May. We could talk about the weather but let’s not. Instead we humbly solicit your downloads of what is sure to be the best music-and-chat podcast you’ve heard all day. Thanks. In advance.

(0:00:00) Leona Anderson — Rats in My Room
(0:02:20) Your DJs Take Care of Business
(0:06:42) Sonny Bono — Laugh at Me (original backing track takes 9 and 10)
(0:11:06) Bob Dorough — Three Is a Magic Number
(0:14:19) Robyn Hitchcock — I Often Dream of Trains (acoustic version)
(0:17:03) Cher — The Way of Love
(0:19:34) Your DJs Recap
(0:25:15) Nina Simone — To Love Somebody
(0:27:54) Sarah Vaughan — Eleanor Rigby
(0:31:43) Taryn Szpilman — Livre Estou (Brazilian Portuguese version of “Let It Go”)
(0:35:24) Gwen Guthrie — Nothin’ Goin’ on but the Rent
(0:41:22) Your DJs Identify Those Songs by Women
(0:43:43) Hayley Mills and Deborah Walley — Femininity (from Summer Magic (1963))
(0:45:40) Carly Rae Jepsen — E•MO•TION
(0:48:58) Dorothy Hoffenberg — I Got Scared
(0:49:21) The Grass Roots — Feelings/Feelings (reprise)
(0:52:56) The Rascals — A Ray of Hope
(0:56:37) Your DJs Are Talking
(0:58:51) Frank Mills — Music Box Dancer
(1:02:07) Phoebe Bridgers — Motion Sickness
(1:05:57) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — Lil Red Racing Car
(1:07:07) Peggy Lee — I’ll See You in My Dreams
(1:09:06) Beyoncé — Haunted
(1:15:16) Your DJs Continue Talking
(1:17:46) Ebba Forsberg — Kärlekens systrar (Sisters of Mercy)
(1:21:21) Damien Rice — Amie
(1:25:58) Clive Gregson, Boo Hewerdine, Eddi Reader — Dimming of the Day
(1:29:48) Ike and Tina Turner — You Are My Sunshine
(1:33:06) Your DJs Wrap It Up
(1:37:07) Gene Raskin, Lou Singer — Theme to Gigantor

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Episode #274: Those We Miss You’ll Surely Pardon

April 28, 2018

How many songs fly to and fro through our English country podcast? We’ll tell you now of some that we know: it looks like about 25 or so this week. Rock and folk, hip and hop, organs, dulcimers, pianos, harpsichords, harps, handbells, big bass fiddles, drums, drum machines…well, there’s a lot, that cannot be denied. And voices, beautiful voices. We’re positive you’ll like it.

(0:00:00) Joni Mitchell — Origin of the Dulcimer/Carey (live in London, 1970)
(0:06:29) Your DJs Speak, Not for the Last Time
(0:11:51) Steeleye Span — All Around My Hat
(0:15:57) André Bertrand, Aimé Major, Michel Louvain, Margot Lefevbre — Halte-là! Les Canadiens sont là
(0:16:29) Ivy — Feel So Free
(0:21:28) felipe10 — Halte-là! Les Canadiens sont là
(0:21:42) Shawn Colvin — You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
(0:25:50) Pat Denis — Halte-là! Les Canadiens sont là
(0:26:05) Lauryn Hill — Everything Is Everything
(0:30:59) codo27 — Halte-là! Les Canadiens sont là
(0:31:30) Your DJs Explain All That and Introduce Another TMV Set
(0:38:05) Jimmie Rodgers — English Country Garden
(0:40:45) Martin Jones — Country Gardens
(0:42:44) North Texas Wind Symphony — Country Gardens
(0:44:43) “Four in Hand" Grosmont Handbell Ringers — Country Gardens
(0:46:08) Your DJs Recap That Stuff
(0:49:29) Marianne Faithfull — This Little Bird
(0:51:30) Laura Nyro — Dedicated to the One I Love (live)
(0:54:42) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — Ananse, the Spider-Man
(0:56:30) Desi Arnaz and His Orchestra — Babalu
(0:59:59) Curtis Fuller — Minor Vamp
(1:03:56) Your DJs Speak of Music
(1:07:53) Chuck Berry — Around and Around
(1:10:32) Drake — Over My Dead Body
(1:15:06) The Rutles — Hold My Hand
(1:17:14) Otis Redding — Nobody’s Fault but Mine
(1:19:36) Nancy Sinatra with Brian Wilson — California Girls
(1:22:44) Jibbs — Chain Hang Low
(1:26:13) Your DJs Wrap Up
(1:31:25) Professor Elemental — All the Best

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Episode #273: Tailored for the Feminine Hand

April 21, 2018

Empowerment for everyone! This week we face down The Man and his fat cigarettes and present a mixture of covers, 60s pop, show tunes, country, jazz, ragtime, and tobacco. It’s more of what we like. Perhaps you too. Downloads are starting now.

(0:00:00) Tex Williams and His Western Caravan — Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)
(0:02:56) Your DJs Begin a Fine Program
(0:05:20) Ethel Merman — You Can’t Get a Man with a Gun (from Annie Get Your Gun (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (1946))
(0:08:30) Amy Winehouse — Moody’s Mood for Love/Teo Licks
(0:11:59) The Feeling — Walk Like an Egyptian
(0:15:43) Darius Rucker — Wagon Wheel
(0:20:40) Your DJs Recap That Fine Set
(0:23:04) Virginia Slims Cigarettes — You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby (It Used to Be, Lady, You Had No Rights)
(0:24:05) The Shaggs — Gimme Dat Ding
(0:25:45) Bob Dylan — Rock Me Mama (Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid outtake, 1973)
(0:28:53) Sturgill Simpson — Turtles All the Way Down
(0:32:00) Fitz and The Tantrums — We Don’t Need Love Songs
(0:35:54) Your DJs Recap Another Fine Set
(0:37:48) Virginia Slims Cigarettes — You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby (Women Won Their Rights)
(0:38:47) The Hollies — Look Through Any Window
(0:41:01) Leroy Williams and Johnny Watson — Can’t Find No Substitute for Love
(0:44:03) Jet Set Sweden — Tico-Tico
(0:45:30) William Clark Green — She Likes The Beatles
(0:49:48) The Lumineers — Flowers in Your Hair
(0:51:36) Your DJs Look Back on Another Fine Set
(0:55:03) Joanna Newsom — Sprout and the Bean
(0:59:33) Lykke Li — Get Some
(1:02:55) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — Ice Cream Truck #3
(1:04:10) The Free Design — Don’t Turn Away
(1:08:06) Ryan Adams — Tired of Giving Up
(1:11:46) Your DJs Tell You About That Fine Set
(1:13:53) Chihiro Yamanaka — Graceful Ghost Rag
(1:17:14) The Vaselines — Son of a Gun
(1:20:58) The Bobby Fuller Four — I Fought the Law
(1:23:15) Sza — Prom
(1:26:31) Your DJs Hope That You Enjoyed This Fine Program
(1:29:09) Nelson Riddle (composers: Frank Loesser, Lawrence Welk, Bob Calame) — Bubbles in the Wine (Theme to The Lawrence Welk Show)

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Episode #272: There May Be Many Others but They Haven’t Been Discovered

April 14, 2018

For the Ides of April we drop a program like all the others that came before but still unlike them in important ways, and still worth 90 minutes of your time. By now you should just take our word for it, but as usual here’s the playlist if you’re so skeptical and you don’t trust us. Okay? Done reading it? We told you it was good. Please download it and listen.

(0:00:00) Tom Lehrer — The Elements
(0:02:00) Your DJs Chat
(0:05:40) Donovan — Happiness Runs
(0:09:05) Sagittarius — My World Fell Down
(0:12:00) Mary Hopkin — Prince en Avignon
(0:15:20) Petula Clark — Neon Rainbow
(0:18:00) Your DJs Speak
(0:23:37) They Might Be Giants — The Ballad of Davy Crockett (In Outer Space)
(0:25:50) Murray Head — Superstar (from Jesus Christ Superstar (1970) (Original Recording))
(0:30:07) Monty Python — I Bet You They Won’t Play This Song on the Radio
(0:31:02) Sonny Bono — Laugh at Me (stereo version)
(0:33:48) Beastie Boys — Finger Lickin' Good (Government Cheese Remix)
(0:38:02) Your DJs Converse
(0:40:48) Henry Mancini — Quiet Night of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)
(0:43:12) Beck — Waking Light
(0:48:14) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — The Mighty Crowned Lion
(0:49:49) Beth Sorrentino — Beautiful Day
(0:53:58) Sia — Breathe Me (Live)
(0:57:29) Your DJs Talk
(1:01:53) Bob and Ray — Interview with Uranium Prospector Frank Liberace
(1:03:36) The Postal Service — Suddenly Everything Has Changed
(1:07:00) The George Martin Orchestra — Ringo’s Theme (This Boy)
(1:10:08) Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels — Jenny Take a Ride
(1:13:28) Your DJs Parlay
(1:15:18) Harry Nilsson — Goin’ Down
(1:18:28) Willie Wright — Nantucket Island
(1:22:06) Joni Mitchell — Carey
(1:25:09) David Bowie — Starman
(1:29:20) Your DJs Stop
(1:32:43) The Tony Hatch Orchestra — Theme to The Champions

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Episode #271: Cross the GWB and Drive West on I-80 for 3000 Miles

April 7, 2018

This week you’ll hear children having fun, singers imitating Neil Diamond, choral music, covers, foreigners, new music, old music, the same old thing and more. Do these summaries draw in any new listeners? Probably not, but we’re glad that YOU are here, old buddies, old friends, old listeners. Download at will.

(0:00:00) Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Isaac Hempstead Wright — Theme to Game of Thrones (Season 1)
(0:01:47) Your DJs Are Happy to Be Here
(0:06:59) Crispian St. Peters — You Were on My Mind
(0:09:40) Avett Brothers — Paul Newman vs. the Demons
(0:14:20) Medeski, Martin and Wood — Do You Know the Way to San José?
(0:18:09) James Bay — Need the Sun to Break
(0:21:53) Your DJs Recap and Prepare You for the Next Set
(0:29:23) Neil Diamond — Solitary Man (stereo with backing chorus)
(0:31:55) Gianni Morandi — Se perdo anche te (Solitary Man)
(0:34:26) Johnny Cash with Tom Petty — Solitary Man
(0:36:48) Ólöf Arnalds — Solitary Man
(0:40:04) Kramer feat. Bill Frisell — Solitary Man
(0:45:02) Your DJs Think That Went Well
(0:47:31) Mike Jones and Penn Jillette — Box Viewing Blues (2018 version)
(0:52:11) Dizzy Gillespie with Johnny Richards and His Orchestra — Lullaby of the Leaves
(0:54:38) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — Giant Joe Bean
(0:56:00) Choir of King’s College, Cambridge — Once in Royal David’s City
(1:01:10) Childish Gambino — 3005
(1:05:04) Your DJs Relate
(1:09:13) Tom Scott and The LA Express — Tom Cat
(1:12:52) Dierks Bentley and Garth Hudson with The All Star Band, Jessi Alexander, Jon Randall — Chest Fever
(1:19:19) Courtney Barnett — Need a Little Time
(1:23:18) Tove Lo — Talking Body
(1:27:15) Your DJs Wrap Up and Hope You’ll Be Back
(1:30:51) John Leonard Morris — Theme to The French Chef

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Episode #270: Old Ale and Sandwiches Too

March 31, 2018

Embrace the terseness. When we’re chatty we chat, but when we’re not we don’t. You still get your money’s worth with sunshine pop, jazz, covers, country, and the usual “more”. Even if you didn’t like all the episodes that came before we’re quite sure you’ll like this one. Give it a try.

(0:00:00) Eartha Kitt — Uska Dara (A Turkish Tale)
(0:03:06) Your DJs Speak
(0:06:58) The Free Design — Kites Are Fun
(0:09:37) The Millennium — Prelude/To Claudia on Thursday
(0:14:22) Spanky and Our Gang — Like to Get to Know You
(0:17:39) The Mamas and The Papas — Snowqueen of Texas
(0:20:14) Your DJs Speak a Little
(0:21:35) Blossom Dearie — It Amazes Me
(0:25:52) Nina Simone — Wild Is the Wind
(0:32:49) Christian Scott — Who They Wish I Was
(0:38:25) Art Tatum — Poor Butterfly
(0:40:56) Your DJs Speak Briefly
(0:42:21) Stanley Holloway — The Lion and Albert
(0:45:36) Lucinda Williams — Convince Me  
(0:51:21) The Byrds — Love That Never Dies
(0:55:15) Taylor Swift — Jump Then Fall
(0:59:11) Your DJs Speak Hardly at All
(1:02:10) Serena Autieri — All'alba Sorgerò (Italian Version of “Let It Go”)
(1:05:53) Prince and The Revolution — Sometimes It Snows in April
(1:12:42) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — Sky Copter
(1:13:55) Toots Thielemans feat. Johnny Mathis — Les moulins de mon cœur (The Windmills of Your Mind)
(1:18:00) Stevie Wonder — We Can Work It Out
(1:21:16) Tex Ritter — Jingle Jangle Jingle
(1:24:02) Kacey Musgraves — Follow Your Arrow
(1:27:22) Your DJs Speak and Then Leave the Building
(1:30:38) Harold Adamson, Harry Warren — Theme to The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp

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Episode #269: Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence

March 24, 2018

Spring has sprung, the grass is riz, you wonder where your podcast is. It’s right here. Grab it and listen to cover tunes, songs that mention colors, and much more stuff in different genres, all with minimal chat. For some reason we weren’t so chatty this time. You should see what we left on the cutting room floor.

(0:00:00) It’s a Beautiful Day — White Bird
(0:06:07) Your DJs Speak
(0:08:39) The Beach Boys — Help Me, Rhonda (mono backing track)
(0:11:31) The O’Jays — For the Love of Money
(0:15:16) We Five — You Were on My Mind
(0:17:51) The Lemonheads — Mrs. Robinson
(0:21:33) Your DJs and You
(0:23:53) Mandy Patinkin — Bein’ Green
(0:26:00) Death Cab for Cutie — A Lack of Color
(0:29:31) Les Paul and His Trio — Blue Skies
(0:32:06) Gordon Lightfoot — Black Day in July
(0:36:15) Your DJs Talk
(0:38:09) James Vincent McMorrow — Higher Love
(0:41:42) Passenger — Staring at the Stars
(0:45:12) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — Ice Cream Truck #2
(0:46:15) English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Donald Fraser — The Ballad of Davy Crockett (in the style of Copland)
(0:51:16) India.Arie — I Am Light
(0:55:07) Your DJs Are Skeptical
(0:57:57) Bob and Ray — Matt Neffer: Matt and Todd find soap in the mailbox; Matt buys a loaf of bread
(1:01:44) The Cooltrane Quartet — Wonderwall
(1:05:51) The Persuasions with Mike Keneally — My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama
(1:10:15) Drake — Worst Behaviour
(1:14:43) Alexander Courage, Wilbur Hatch — Vina’s Dance
(1:16:36) Willie Nelson feat. Norah Jones — Baby It’s Cold Outside
(1:20:35) Patty Loveless with Dolly Parton and Ricky Skaggs — Bluegrass, White Snow
(1:23:53) The Barr Brothers — Ooh, Belle
(1:27:45) Your DJs Wrap Up
(1:31:17) Raoul Kraushaar — Theme to The Abbott and Costello Show

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Episode #268: You’re Standing in Our Kumquats!

March 18, 2018

We heard that there was something Irish going on but we paid very little attention to that even though some of us have Irish ancestors (but really, who doesn’t?). So this week you’ll hear the usual jumble of too-many-versions, pop tunes new and old, little comedy things, and music to which you can dance at the sock hop. Here it all is.

(0:00:00) Jerry Orbach, Rita Gardner, Kenneth Nelson, William Larsen, Hugh Thomas — Burnished by the Sun/This Plum Is Too Ripe (from The Fantasticks (1960))
(0:33:32) Your DJs Greet You
(0:08:34) Mary Martin and Robert Preston — My Cup Runneth Over (from I Do! I Do! (1966) (Original Broadway Cast Recording))
(0:10:45) Ed Ames — My Cup Runneth Over
(0:13:31) Aretha Franklin — My Cup Runneth Over
(0:16:50) Floyd Cramer — My Cup Runneth Over
(0:19:39) Your DJs Recap the Set in the Proper Order
(0:21:53) Neil Diamond — Crunchy Granola Suite
(0:24:46) Meghan Trainor — All About That Bass
(0:27:54) Mel Blanc, Jack Benny, Phil Harris, Don Wilson — Anaheim, Azusa, and Cucamonga
(0:29:22) Jan and Dean — The Anaheim, Azusa & Cucamonga Sewing Circle, Book Review and Timing Association
(0:32:15) Spoon — The Way We Get By
(0:34:56) Your DJs Speak
(0:38:49) Katherine Jenkins — We Are the Champions
(0:42:18) Cass Elliott — It’s Getting Better
(0:45:37) Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks — How Can I Miss You When You Won’t Go Away?
(0:48:14) OutKast feat. Erykah Badu — Humble Mumble
(0:53:06) Your DJs Speak
(0:57:00) She and Him — Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?
(0:59:29) Haim — Falling
(1:03:47) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — Goosy Goosy Gander
(1:04:43) Altan — Blackwaterside
(1:08:23) Taylor Swift — Today Was a Fairy Tale
(1:12:25) Your DJs Again
(1:15:46) Leonard Nimoy — Everybody’s Talkin’
(1:18:42) Johnny Preston — Running Bear
(1:12:18) The Brass Ring — The Dis-Advantages of You
(1:23:40) Pérez Prado — Cerezo Rosa (Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White)
(1:26:06) Your DJs Finish
(1:29:10) Jerry Goldsmith — Theme to Barnaby Jones

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