Archive for April 2013

Episode #19: You Gets No Bread with One Meat Ball

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Again we deliver on our promise to you, our dozens of loyal listeners, to make it up as we go along. Our selections include a few hits but mostly they're all non-hits so we can't be accused of pandering.  Music from almost every decade since the 1940s.  We missed a couple of decades in there but we'll make that up in later shows. This time you can listen to some modern bluegrass, old folk, old funk, girl groups, crazy Indian dance music, singer-songwriters (whatever that means), and more.

It's not May yet but check back with us in a few days.

  1. Sara Watkins — You and Me
  2. Ingrid Michaelson — The Way I Am
  3. Mary Hopkin — Goodbye
  4. Joni Mitchell — Morning Morgantown
  5. Josh White — One Meat Ball
  6. Pete Seeger — Risselty, Rosselty
  7. Kate and Anna McGarrigle — Perrine était servante
  8. Simon and Garfunkel — April Come She Will
  9. Dion — Sunshine Lady
  10. Lupe Fiasco — Sunshine
  11. Mohammed Rafi — Jaan Pehechaan Ho
  12. Quincy Jones — Desafinado
  13. The Pixies Three — 442 Glenwood Avenue
  14. The Marvelettes — Beechwood 4-5789
  15. Lesley Gore — Sometimes I Wish I Were a Boy
  16. The Crystals — He's a Rebel
  17. Long John Baldry — Everything Stops for Tea
  18. Funkadelic — Back in Our Minds
  19. The Mighty Accordion Band — April in Paris
  20. The Band — Rockin' Chair
  21. Barry Gray — Fireball XL5 Closing Theme (instrumental)

Episode #18: Wasted on the Young

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

This week's program features children singing adult music, happy music from a child-beater, John Denver cleaned up for radio, vocalists from the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, show tunes and movie music, 21st-century singer-songwriters, acoustic sets, and more.

We're ready for the summer.  Are you?

  1. The Mini-Pops — Video Killed the Radio Star
  2. The Langley Schools Music Project — Help Me, Rhonda
  3. PS22 Chorus — Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
  4. The Richard Wolfe Children's Chorus — Windy
  5. John Denver — Annie's Song (Clean Radio Edit)
  6. Beastie Boys — Boomin' Granny
  7. Louis Jordan and His Tympani Five — Beware
  8. Dizzy Gillespie — Chelsea Bridge
  9. Zeppo Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Groucho Marx — Everyone Says I Love You (from Horse Feathers)
  10. Sophie Tucker — Makin' Wicky Wacky Down in Waikiki
  11. The Brox Sisters — How Many Times?
  12. Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters with Vic Schoen and His Orchestra — Don't Fence Me In
  13. Petra Haden — Psycho Main Title (from Psycho)
  14. Julie Andrews — Wouldn't It Be Loverly (from My Fair Lady)
  15. Ethel Merman and Chorus — I Got the Sun in the Morning (from Annie Get Your Gun)
  16. Jay-Z — Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)
  17. ukedoug — Fireball XL-5 Closing Theme (played on a fluke ukulele)
  18. Hanna-Barbera — Hong Kong Phooey (Main Title)
  19. Jenny O. — Learned My Lessons (live)
  20. Jenny Owen Youngs — Here Is a Heart
  21. Patty Loveless — I'll Never Grow Tired of You
  22. Aimee Mann and Michael Penn — Two of Us (from I Am Sam)
  23. Camp North Star Kids Chorus — Are You Ready for the Summer? (from Meatballs)

Episode #17: Songs and Stories and So Much More

Monday, April 15th, 2013

We edge deeper into spring with Disney music, contemporary and 25-year-old country, 60s hits and novelties, and music that even a child could love (and so do we).  We pay tribute to Annette, play a song that mentions crèpes suzette, visit the Tiki Room, take a walk in the subway, and much more.

It's music you've heard before plus music you've never heard before but will enjoy. That's what we think.

  1. TVOntario — The Polka Dot Door: Intro (Imagination Day)
  2. Patty Loveless — Timber I'm Falling in Love
  3. Taylor Swift — Love Story
  4. Miley Cyrus — The Best of Both Worlds
  5. Toni Basil — Mickey
  6. Sweetwater — Why Oh Why
  7. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young — Almost Cut My Hair
  8. Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs — Second Hand News
  9. Aloe Blacc — Make Me Smile
  10. Annette — Hawaiianette (Hawaiian Love Talk)
  11. Annette — Pineapple Princess
  12. Annette with The Beach Boys — The Monkey's Uncle
  13. Frankie Avalon, Shelley Fabares, Paul Anka, Tommy Sands — Annette
  14. Shelley Fabares — Johnny Angel
  15. The Diamonds — Little Darlin'
  16. Linda Laurie — Ambrose (Part Five)
  17. A Tribe Called Quest — Phony Rappers
  18. Wally Boag, Thurl Ravenscroft, Fulton Burley, Ernie Newton — The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room
  19. Sid Ramin and Bob Wells — The Patty Duke Show (Theme)
  20. Pizzicato Five — Twiggy Twiggy (Twiggy vs. James Bond)
  21. John Barry Orchestra — James Bond Theme (from Dr. No)
  22. Danny Jacob — Ducky Momo

Episode #16: Two adventurers help bizarre characters in need of unique assistance

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

We reveal ourselves to be predictable as we present another program filled with lady songs, the spoken word, the 1960s, cover tunes, and children's TV music.  Could software produce our playlists?  Perhaps, but it couldn't produce our lively banter.  Well, okay, maybe it could do that too, but it doesn't.  Nor would it be as much fun.

  1. Brook Benton — Hit Record
  2. Jay and The Techniques — Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie
  3. Badfinger — No Matter What
  4. The Zombies — Care of Cell 44
  5. Joy of Cooking — Did You Go Downtown?
  6. Kim Carnes — Bette Davis Eyes (Acoustic Version)
  7. Les Paul and Mary Ford — How High the Moon
  8. The Puppini Sisters — Sway
  9. Jad and David Fair — Henry Penny
  10. Tom Waits — Diamonds on My Windshield
  11. Bob and Ray — Insomniac Theater: The Desperate Man
  12. Talib Kweli and Hi Tek — The Blast
  13. Susanna Hoffs — Stuck in the Middle with You
  14. Lake Street Dive — Rich Girl
  15. Glen Campbell — Times Like These
  16. The Postal Service — Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)
  17. Sam Phillips — These Boots Are Made for Walkin'
  18. Cracker — Rainy Days and Mondays
  19. PT Walkley — Team Umizoomi Opening and Closing Themes