Archive for July 2013

Episode #30: Everyone Who Lives Here Is Very, Very Small

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

This week we showcase some of our favorite pop tunes in both original and in cover versions. We have stereo tomfoolery, jazz from three decades, a show tune, and some true folky/folkish/folk classics. We start a love affair with Zooey Deschanel (watch this space) and we promote British children's TV programming.  That's a lot for one show.

  1. Julian Nott — Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom (Opening)
  2. The Turtles — You Baby
  3. The Turtles — You Baby (instrumental track)
  4. Eddie Kirk — The Hawg, Part One
  5. Stevie Nicks — Not Fade Away
  6. Lucinda Williams — Ventura
  7. Bruz Fletcher — My Doctor
  8. Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Yim Yames — St. James Infirmary
  9. Cab Calloway — Minnie the Moocher
  10. Charlie Parker — Max (Is) Making Wax
  11. Ruthann Friedman — Windy (Demo)
  12. Laura Nyro — Wedding Bell Blues (Live)
  13. Andrea McCardle — Tomorrow (from Annie)
  14. Cher — Sunny
  15. Mimi and Richard Fariña — Pack Up Your Sorrows
  16. Tim Hardin — If I Were a Carpenter
  17. Joni Mitchell — Urge for Going
  18. Feist — Mushaboom
  19. She and Him — Don't Look Back
  20. Bon Iver — Beach Baby
  21. Yo La Tengo — Meet the Mets

Episode #29: We’ve Got the Horse Right Here

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

This week's first set is overloaded with Disney tunes from movies and from theme parks. After that you'll find more music from TV, movies, and musicals, some more Christmas-in-July, and a dip into the 1920s. We also have simulated Motown, the Boy Wonder's mail bag, French music from Oregon, and an earnest ballad or two.

Many of these artists are still alive! We're not saying which ones. You have the Internet for that.

  1. Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas — Gordon Lightfoot Sings Every Song Ever Written!
  2. Chris Calabrese — (There's A) Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (originally from Disney's Carousel of Progress)
  3. Phil Harris, Bruce Reitherman — The Bare Necessities (from The Jungle Book (1967))
  4. The Mellomen — Grim Grinning Ghosts (from Disney's The Haunted Mansion)
  5. Samuel E. Wright — Under the Sea (from The Little Mermaid (1989))
  6. Tommy Rettig — Kids' Song (Just Because We're Kids) (from The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1952))
  7. Jerry Orbach and Company — Try to Remember (from The Fantasticks)
  8. Frederick Hodges — Turn on the Heat (originally from Sunny Side Up (1929))
  9. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy — Mr. Heatmiser (originally from The Year Without a Santa Claus)
  10. Arlo Guthrie — Ukulele Lady
  11. King Harvest — Dancing in the Moonlight
  12. The Brox Sisters — Lazy
  13. Pink Martini — Sympathique
  14. Dave Mason and Cass Elliott — Something to Make You Happy
  15. Raphael Saadiq — Sure Hope You Mean It
  16. Burt Ward with Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention — Boy Wonder, I Love You
  17. The Lovelites — How Can I Tell My Mom and Dad
  18. Harry Nilsson — Cuddly Toy (Demo for The Monkees)
  19. Josh Ritter — The Temptation of Adam
  20. Jeff Barry (The Archies) — Everything's Archie (Theme to The Archie Show)

Episode #28: That’s How We Laugh the Day Away

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

This week's show is heavy on cover tunes—we have at least four. We also have old movie music, some instrumentals, a little calypso (if Belafonte counts as calypso), a cappella, a couple of Wainwrights, a novelty tune or two, and some undeniable hits.  We're not too cool to play hits. If we were that cool you wouldn't like us as much.

  1. Dolores Claman and Richard Morris — A Place to Stand
  2. Frank Morgan, Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr — The Merry Old Land of Oz (from The Wizard of Oz (1939))
  3. The Lovin' Spoonful — Nashville Cats
  4. Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood — Lady Bird
  5. Dusty Springfield — You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
  6. Petra Haden — I Can See for Miles
  7. Crosby, Stills and Nash — Blackbird
  8. Martha Wainwright with Kate and Anna McGarrigle — Allez-vous-en
  9. Rufus Wainwright with Kate and Anna McGarrigle — What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
  10. The Bonzo Dog Band — The Intro and the Outro
  11. Miley Cyrus — Party in the USA
  12. Boots Randolph — Yakety Sax
  13. Clarence "Frogman" Henry — Ain't Got No Home
  14. Marilyn Miller and Alexander Gray — Look for the Silver Lining (from Sally (1929))
  15. Harry Belafonte — Jump in the Line
  16. Tony Burrello — There's a New Sound (The Sound of Worms)
  17. Freddy Cannon — Palisades Park
  18. Johnny Horton — North to Alaska
  19. The Flying Machine — Smile a Little Smile for Me
  20. Leo Wijnkampk, Jr — When I'm Sixty-Four
  21. Ben Folds — Bitches Ain't Shit
  22. S. Pottle and Jim Henson — The Muppet Show (TV Theme)

Episode #27: At Least as Keen as Most Persons

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

We have John Philip Sousa played on guitar! That should be enough, but in case it's not we also have hits of the 1950s and 1940s and other decades, plus Roy Rogers and Cole Porter, hip-hop from two continents, flamenco guitar, Renaissance lute music, a rarity by the Fab Four (who?), jazz of the quiet variety, at least one of 99 essential chants, and more even than that.

It's the summer of, well, it's the summer of 2013.

  1. Muriel Anderson — The Liberty Bell March
  2. The Four Lads — Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
  3. The Mills Brothers — Across the Alley from the Alamo
  4. Roy Rogers — Don't Fence Me In
  5. Hayes Carll — Another Like You
  6. Bob and Ray — Mister Trace, Keener Than Most Persons: The Pegleg Man Murder Clue
  7. Del Tha Funkee Homosapien — What Is a Booty
  8. Professor Elemental — You Remind Me of a Car
  9. Frankie Smith — Double Dutch Bus (Radio Mix)
  10. Astrud Gilberto — Trains and Boats and Planes
  11. Grizzly Bear — Knife
  12. The Beatles — Take Good Care of My Baby
  13. Mull Historical Society — Strangeways Inside
  14. Tierra Negra and Muriel Anderson — See You in the Bar
  15. Chikita Violenta — Roni
  16. Mary Hopkin — Love Is the Sweetest Thing
  17. Chet Baker — My Funny Valentine
  18. Paul O'Dette — Calata ala spagnola ditto terzetti
  19. Choir of the Benedictine Nuns of the Monastery of Saint Elisabeth of Minsk — Since My Youth
  20. John Forsythe, Allyn Ferguson and Jack Elliott — Charlie's Angels (TV Theme)