Archive for December 2013

Episode #52: Over Here, It Feels Like a Party Every Day

Friday, December 27th, 2013

We drag everything we need across the ocean so that we can bring you our usual fare with a little German sprinkled in. Seasonal favorites, songs in foreign languages, the folkiest of folk songs, cover tunes, movie music, TV music, advice to the lovelorn from Helen Gurley Brown and Dr. Dre, tobacco, and more. We even have The Shaggs, plus a special guest or two or three.

If you like us, you’ll like this. If you don’t like us, that must be because you haven’t heard us yet, right? So listen up and listen in.

(0:00:00) Weihnachten in Deutschland — In der Weihnachtsbäkerie
(0:02:47) Your DJs Speak
(0:05:15) Bert Kaempfert — Jingo Jango
(0:07:27) Coro St. Anselmo — Der Christbaum ist der schönste Baum
(0:10:20) Édith Piaf — Les trois cloches
(0:14:29) Matt Pond PA — Holiday Road
(0:18:06) Your DJs Speak
(0:24:20) Gordon Lightfoot — Go-Go Round
(0:26:58) Joni Mitchell — The Circle Game
(0:32:03) Kina Grannis — Sukiyaki (Live at Bumbershoot, Seattle, 2012-09-03)
(0:35:02) Bon Iver and Sarah Siskind — Lovin’s for Fools (live in Nashville, 2008-08-11)
(0:39:42) Your DJs Speak
(0:43:12) Kent Cigarettes — To a Smoker It’s a Kent (Frenchman, Dutchman, Indian, Irish, Grecian, Scotsman)
(0:44:11) Helen Gurley Brown — How to Behave at Home - If You’re Misbehaving Away from Home
(0:46:32) Dr. Dre — Fuck You
(0:49:58) The Shaggs — Shaggs’ Own Thing (vocal version)
(0:53:53) Children of Bodom — Jessie’s Girl
(0:56:52) Your DJs Speak
(1:00:02) Lucinda Williams — Tryin’ to Get to Heaven
(1:04:41) Alabama Shakes — Rise to the Sun
(1:08:01) Lennon Stella and Maisy Stella — Share with You
(1:10:00) Peter Marshall, Cast, Orphans — You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile (from the movie Annie (1982))
(1:13:10) Your DJs, and some other people, Speak
(1:16:55) Marianne Faithfull — Baby Let Me Follow You Down (live)
(1:19:21) Wayne Newton — Danke Schoen
(1:21:56) Your DJs Speak
(1:24:46) Debby Ryan — Hey Jessie (Theme from Jessie)

Episode #51: Maybe Angels?

Friday, December 20th, 2013

A nine-year-old soprano surprises us and then it’s back to the real world. Soft pop, country, vocal and instrumental jazz. A little 90s hip-hop, some recent pop, and some 70s John Baldry. Some classic R and B and duets by Richard and Teddy Thompson, by Sara Watkins and Fiona Apple, and by Blossom Dearie and Lyle Lovett. Some more Kent (still a little more to go). An abundance of women’s voices, a non-song from Sonny and Cher, a sprinkling of Christmas, and on the whole just a lot of music-music-music.

We’re off to Germany now. Let’s see if the Internet works from there.

(0:00:00) Jackie Evancho (age 9 years) — O mio babbino caro (from Gianni Schicci by Giacomo Puccini)
(0:05:04) Your DJs Speak
(0:08:30) Beth Sorrentino — Along Comes Mary
(0:11:24) Travis — Selfish Jean
(0:15:24) Hayden Panettiere — Boys and Buses
(0:18:02) Low — Just Like Christmas
(0:21:09) Your DJs Speak
(0:24:46) Miles Davis with Bob Dorough — Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern)
(0:27:26) Duke Ellington — Take the “A” Train
(0:30:29) John Baldry — Intro: Conditional Discharge/Don’t Try to Lay No Boogie Woogie on the King of Rock and Roll
(0:37:09) Ella Fitzgerald — What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?
(0:40:43) Your DJs Speak
(0:44:03) Sonny and Cher — Hello
(0:47:06) DJ Honda with Mos Def — Travellin’ Man
(0:52:22) The Lonely Island — Threw It on the Ground
(0:55:01) Teresa Brewer — Music! Music! Music!
(0:58:16) Your DJs Speak
(1:02:29) Kent Cigarettes — To a Smoker It’s a Kent (Maestro, Drummer, Chemist, Banker, Tumbler, Artist)
(1:03:28) Richard Thompson with Teddy Thompson — Persuasion
(1:07:46) Lily Love — Eliza Rickman
(1:10:50) Sara Watkins with Fiona Apple — You’re the One I Love
(1:12:35) Rosemary Clooney — Take Me Back to Manhattan
(1:17:46) Blossom Dearie and Lyle Lovett — Peel Me a Grape
(1:21:17) Commodores — Easy
(1:25:37) Your DJs Speak
(1:30:45) James Garner — Theme from Bret Maverick (James Garner version)

Episode #50: He’s Coming Around, Folks!

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Fifty episodes in the can and what have we got to show for it? Plenty. Classic Firesign (the only kind), cover tunes, soothing R and B, 1000 years of popular music. Brit pop. More new Petula. Plus Cher! Dusty! Joanie! Kent! Music from the OC! Peter Cook and Dudley Moore! A top 40 hit by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein. And still more.

It’s not an “anniversary” but it’s a milestone. We speak in metaphors. Pass it on. Share the fun. Help expand the base.

(0:00:00) The Firesign Theatre — Beat the Reaper
(0:03:02) Your DJs Speak
(0:04:37) Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs — Our Lips Are Sealed
(0:07:30) Brenton Wood — Oogum Boogum
(0:10:02) Cher — I Want You
(0:12:50) Joan Baez — You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
(0:15:48) Your DJs Speak
(0:19:13) Richard Thompson — Remember O Thou Man
(0:22:42) Dusty Springfield — What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life
(0:26:12) Petula Clark — Never Enough
(0:29:44) A Fine Frenzy — Winter White
(0:32:39) Your DJs Speak
(0:35:33) Bo Diddley — Gun Slinger
(0:37:32) LCD Soundsystem — Daft Punk Is Playing at My House
(0:42:48) XTC — Fireball XL5/Fireball Dub
(0:46:12) Frank Ocean — Thinkin’ Bout You
(0:49:33) Your DJs Speak
(0:52:07) Kent Cigarettes — To a Smoker It’s a Kent (Spaceman, Pirate, Suitor, Racer, Gardener, Jumper)
(0:53:06) Peter Cook and Dudley Moore — The Music Teacher
(0:59:04) Squeeze — Slap and Tickle
(1:03:28) Linda Scott — I’ve Told Ev’ry Little Star
(1:05:42) Jocelyn Alice and Right the Stars — So Groovy (Reach Out of the Darkness)
(1:08:17) Your DJs Speak
(1:15:29) The Sundays — Goodbye
(1:20:13) Dragonette — Get Lucky
(1:23:20) Your DJs Speak
(1:27:55) Ed Bruce — Theme from Bret Maverick (long version)

Episode #49: Say It Again, Kate!

Friday, December 6th, 2013

This week Elizabethan lute leads us into famous guitar instrumentals, forgotten hits from the 1960s and the 1920s, new-new-new Petula, an updated Carter Family song, and covers. Mark Knopfler backs Kate and Anna on one of our favorite Kate and Anna songs. Entirely by accident we have women’s voices from the 1920s, 1940s, 1950s, 1970s, 1980s, 2000s, and 2010s. And there’s even a iittle more.

Where are the show tunes and the movie music and the TV music? There’s a little of that. Maybe more next week. Come back and see but listen to this one first. And tell someone else about it.

(0:00:00) Paul O'Dette — Put on your sark on Monenday
(0:01:22) Your DJs Speak
(0:03:36) The Shadows — Apache
(0:06:30) The Zombies — Summertime
(0:08:43) Dick Dale and His Del-Tones — Misirlou
(0:10:57) Santo and Johnny — Sleep Walk
(0:13:18) Your DJs Speak
(0:17:43) Peter Sarstedt — Where Do You Go to My Lovely
(0:22:23) T. Rex — Life’s a Gas
(0:24:47) Lily Allen — He Wasn’t There
(0:27:39) Al Jolson — Lazy
(0:30:31) Your DJs Speak
(0:33:32) Petula Clark — Cut Copy Me
(0:36:42) Anna Kendrick — Cups (When I’m Gone) (Pop Version) (from Pitch Perfect (2012))
(0:38:54) Dr. Dog — The Unicorn
(0:43:13) The Microphones — I’m a Pearl Diver
(0:46:18) Your DJs Speak
(0:49:51) Emmylou Harris with Herb Pedersen — If I Could Only Win Your Love
(0:52:28) Wilco — Dawned on Me
(0:56:09) Kate and Anna McGarrigle — Love Over and Over
(1:00:15) The Bird and The Bee — Kiss on My List
(1:04:32) Your DJs Speak
(1:07:58) Kent Cigarettes — To a Smoker It’s a Kent (Kicker, Actress, Rower, Yodeler, Expert, Father)
(1:08:57) Frente! — Bizarre Love Triangle
(1:10:56) Esperanza Spalding — Hold on Me
(1:14:35) Peggy Lee — My Old Flame
(1:17:12) Sarah Vaughan — Polka Dots and Moonbeams (Around a Pug-Nosed Dream)
(1:19:45) Ruth Etting — Button Up Your Overcoat
(1:22:32) Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra — Boogie Woogie
(1:25:41) Your DJs Speak
(1:28:40) George F. Tibbles and Ramey Idriss (composers) — Woody Woodpecker (Theme)