Archive for June 2013

Episode #26: What You Wanna Do That For?

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

It's the longest day of the year here in the northern hemisphere (there's another?) and this show is so long that you'd need almost a whole CD to hold it, if you were listening on a CD.

We have Dinah Shore, more than a little country, music from the OC, vaudeville, a Peruvian virtuoso, big pop stars, little pop stars, some quiet acoustic music, jazz, at least one foreign language, "and more", and we like it all and we hope you will too.

26 episodes in 7 months. Not too shabby.

  1. Dinah Shore — See the USA in Your Chevrolet
  2. Lennon Stella and Maisy Stella — Telescope (from Nashville)
  3. Jaymay — Sea Green, See Blue
  4. Alexi Murdoch — All My Days
  5. Jackson C. Frank — Blues Run the Game
  6. Hayden Panettiere — Telescope (from Nashville)
  7. Erykah Badu — Tyrone (Live)
  8. Britney Spears — Criminal
  9. Jem — Just a Ride
  10. Duncan Sisters — I'm Following You (from It's a Great Life (1930))
  11. Rosemary Clooney with the Hi-Lo's — How About You?
  12. Doris Day — A Guy Is a Guy
  13. Ernestine Anderson — Stompin' at the Savoy
  14. Yma Sumac — Chicken Talk
  15. Orishas — El Kilo
  16. Carlene Carter — I Fell in Love
  17. Heart — Barracuda
  18. Milton DeLugg and Lou Busch — Rollercoaster (What's My Line? closing theme)

Episode #25: It’s More Than a Podcast, It’s Almost Alive

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

This time around we start with a 1960s TV commercial, swing back to a cartoon from 1932, and then meander. We have a British Invasion set, an acoustic set, some flat-out 1980s pop (both French and British), a bit of Bacharach, and still a little more.  We end with a Perry Como ballad that's a family favorite.

We'd like to talk about the weather but it's too depressing and especially boring for people of the future, so we won't.  We'll just say: there's been weather, and here's some music for you.

  1. Polaroid Swinger — Meet the Swinger
  2. Lillian Roth — Down Among the Sugar Cane (from a Fleischer Bros. Screen Songs cartoon)
  3. Sarah Vaughan — All of Me
  4. Brook Benton and Dinah Washington — A Rockin' Good Way (To Mess Around and Fall in Love)
  5. Lou Johnson — (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me
  6. Peter and Gordon — Sunday for Tea
  7. The Hollies — Bus Stop
  8. Manfred Mann — Sha La La
  9. Chad and Jeremy — A Summer Song
  10. Neil Innes — Protest Song
  11. Bob Dylan — If You See Her, Say Hello
  12. Doc Watson — Southbound
  13. Billy Bragg and Wilco — California Stars
  14. Jethro Tull — To Cry You a Song
  15. Marlena Shaw — California Soul
  16. Mylène Farmer — Sans contrefaçon
  17. Kim Wilde — Kids in America
  18. Perry Como — Catch a Falling Star

Episode #24: Nothing Quite Like It for Cooling the Blood

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

We open this week's show with the death-ray drone of millions of 17-year cicadas from Brood II (no hippie whale music for us) and move on to quieter material: masterful piano jazz, a loony "message song" from 1974, music of which Wes Anderson would approve, early Bob Dylan, "indie" old and new, a 17th century ballad, Peter and the Wolf, songs about animals, and more, plus the TV theme with which we always ended our DJ sessions when we were doing it for fun instead of…well, for you.

It's finally warm enough to swim.  We're ready to call it summer.  We'd like some pie, please.

  1. Millions of cicadas — Cicada drone
  2. Xavier Cugat — Perfidia
  3. Astrud Gilberto — Dindi
  4. Vince Guaraldi Trio — Cast Your Fate to the Wind
  5. Thelonious Monk — Crepuscule with Nellie
  6. Traffic — Glad
  7. Think — Things Get a Little Easier (Once You Understand)
  8. Unit 4+2 — Concrete and Clay
  9. Cat Stevens — Here Comes My Baby
  10. Bob Dylan — Honey Just Allow Me One More Chance
  11. Allen Ginsberg — A Supermarket in California
  12. Cowboy Junkies — Sweet Jane
  13. Bon Iver — Blood Bank
  14. The King's Noyse (vocal: Ellen Hargis) — I smell a rat
  15. Patrick Stewart — Grandfather Came Out (from Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf)
  16. Flanders and Swann — The Hippopotamus Song
  17. Carole King — Alligators All Around
  18. Jerry Goldsmith — Theme to The Waltons