Archive for March 2014

Episode #64: Where is the Gold?

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Some unusual and excellent covers this week plus some new and old hits, new and old folk and hip-hop and soul, Bob and Ray, Peter Sellers, some choral music, a supposedly very hard-working guy, ladies named Blossom and Adele, and even more, my goodness.

You’ll struggle if you try to find a theme here, because there isn’t one. There hardly ever is. That’s why you like to listen.

(0:00:00) Scala and Kolacny Brothers — Bittersweet Symphony
(0:03:22) Your DJs Speak
(0:04:53) Steve Nicks — I Can’t Wait
(0:09:29) Beck — Hollywood Freaks
(0:13:20) The Coasters — The Slime
(0:16:14) James Brown — Mother Popcorn, Part 1
(0:19:30) Your DJs Speak
(0:22:25) Clare Bowen and Chaley Rose — Come See About Me (from Nashville)
(0:25:23) Brett Dennen — You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
(0:28:27) Jenny O. — 1941
(0:31:26) Tony Merrick — Lady Jane
(0:34:08) Your DJs Speak
(0:38:21) Bob and Ray — Grand Motel: Continental Breakfast Until 9
(0:42:27) Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong — Can’t We Be Friends
(0:46:30) Laura Cantrell — All the Girls Are Complicated
(0:49:33) The Books — We Bought the Flood
(0:54:35) Your DJs Speak
(0:57:28) The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities and Towns (Matt Farley) — Summit, New Jersey (That's What They Call It!)
(0:59:10) Mystikal — Hit Me
(1:02:56) The Shaggs — My Pal Foot Foot
(1:05:28) Lee Dorsey — Ya Ya
(1:07:54) Your DJs Speak
(1:10:04) Blossom Dearie — Trains and Boats and Planes
(1:14:05) Adele — That's It, I Quit, I'm Moving On (Live at The Hotel Cafe)
(1:16:39) Cathy Fink and Duck Donald — Meet Me Tonight in the Cowshed
(1:18:53) Girl Talk — Set It Off
(1:22:36) Your DJs Speak
(1:27:50) Peter Sellers with The Hollies — After the Fox (from After the Fox (1966))

Episode #63: A Big Armchair for Two More to Curl Up In

Friday, March 14th, 2014

We bracket this week’s show with recorder and harp music from a favorite children’s TV show. In the middle you can hear German a cappella, German robots, Irish-flavored music, New Jersey songs and singers, at least five instrumental tracks, soul and funk and hip-hop spanning decades, Top 40 in English and in French, cover tunes, TV music, short songs and long songs, and even more than that.

We didn’t plan it that way, it just came out that way. It was worth our time and we think it’s worth yours as well. It will please us if you listen.

(0:00:00) Bob Homme — The Friendly Giant (1982 intro)
(0:02:12) Your DJs Speak
(0:04:45) Comedian Harmonists — Ein bißchen Leichtsinn kann nicht schaden
(0:07:15) The Searchers — Needles and Pins
(0:09:28) Petula Clark — La nuit n’en finit plus (Needles and Pins)
(0:12:25) Rhye — Open
(0:16:00) Your DJs Speak
(0:21:15) Sol Hoopii’s Novelty Trio — 12th Street Rag
(0:24:41) Shuggie Otis — Inspiration Information
(0:28:52) Wild Man Fischer — Merry-Go-Round
(0:30:41) Raphael Saadiq — Big Easy
(0:34:01) Your DJs Speak
(0:37:33) Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová — Into the Mystic (from Once (2007))
(0:42:06) The Band with Van Morrison — Tura Lura Lura! (That’s an Irish Lullaby)
(0:45:57) Altan — Tommy Bhetty’s Waltz
(0:50:00) The Boomtown Rats — I Don’t Like Mondays
(0:54:17) Your DJs Speak
(0:57:17) The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities and Towns (Matt Farley) — Westfield, New Jersey
(0:58:48) Skid Row — I Remember You
(1:04:20) The Beach Boys — Surfin’ USA (backing track)
(1:06:55) Vampire Weekend — Blurred Lines
(1:11:10) King Curtis — Watermelon Man
(1:13:46) N*E*R*D — Rock Star
(1:18:17) Robert Farnon — The Chimes of Big Ben: The Dinghy Casts Off (Zero Minus SIxty) (from The Prisoner)
(1:19:33) Guided by Voices — My Valuable Hunting Knife
(1:21:35) Your DJs Speak
(1:26:48) Bob Homme — The Friendly Giant (1982 outro)

Episode #62: We Do a Good Job with Those Square Miles

Friday, March 7th, 2014

As winter fades we present more of what you’re used to. We have instrumental guitar from the 30s and the 60s, girl-group music, hip-hop, cover songs, jazz of several flavors, lounge, pop, indie, cha-cha-cha, you know, pick a buzzword and find it.

No classical this week. We’ll fix that soon. But we think you’ll like what’s here.

(0:00:00) The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities and Towns (Matt Farley) — Scotch Plains
(0:01:12) Your DJs Speak
(0:04:07) The Marketts — Out of Limits
(0:06:13) The Sapphires — Who Do You Love
(0:08:55) Patty Smyth with Tom Scott and the L.A. Express — Ode to Billy Joe
(0:15:02) The Grateful Dead — Truckin’ (Single Version)
(0:18:16) Your DJs Speak
(0:21:50) John Prine and Iris DeMent — (We’re Not) The Jet Set
(0:24:26) Cake — Strangers in the Night
(0:27:18) Tommy Dorsey Orchestra — Tea for Two Cha Cha Cha
(0:30:16) Arctic Monkeys — Hold on, We’re Going Home
(0:33:36) Your DJs Speak
(0:38:14) Wonderlick feat. Penn Jillette — The Right Crazy
(0:42:55) Tally Hall — Smile Like You Mean It
(0:46:18) Lulu — The Boat That I Row
(0:49:08) Ghostface Killah — Cherchez LaGhost
(0:52:17) Your DJs Speak
(0:55:22) Butterbeans and Susie — Get Away from My Window (Stay Away)
(0:58:29) Billie Holiday — What’s New
(1:02:46) Django Reinhardt and the Quintette du Hot Club de France with Stéphane Grappelli — Dinah
(1:05:21) Duke Ellington — Blood Count
(1:10:01) Les Baxter — The Clown on the Eiffel Tower
(1:12:22) A Tribe Called Quest — Jazz (We’ve Got)
(1:16:33) Your DJs Speak
(1:22:28) The Handsome Family — Far from Any Road