Archive for April 2014

Episode #68: We’ve Got Speed, We’ve Got Everything We Need

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Guitar lessons, sing-alongs, and rain. Spacemen, towns, and goldfish. Owls, forests, and flowers. Oysters, caravans, and billboards. Sugar, dolls, and animals. You’ll hear all this and more in this week’s episode, if you choose to listen.

Please choose to listen. But be careful out there.

(0:00:00) The Ventures — Tuning Your Guitar/Walk Don't Run (Lead solo: slow speed, normal speed)
(0:03:56) Your DJs Speak
(0:05:36) The Ventures — Walk Don’t Run
(0:07:39) Blue Oyster Cult — Don’t Fear the Reaper
(0:12:47) The Bonzo Dog Band — I’m the Urban Spaceman
(0:15:10) John Cale — Cleo
(0:17:43) Your DJs Speak
(0:22:38) The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities and Towns (Matt Farley) — A Song About Asbury Park
(0:24:30) The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities and Towns (Matt Farley) — Brick Town Bricktown Brick Brick Yeah!
(0:26:25) Goldfrapp — Caravan Girl
(0:30:30) Missy Elliott — The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)
(0:34:40) Your DJs Speak
(0:37:05) The Sweatermen — Got a Lot
(0:37:36) Mitch Miller — Polly Wolly Doodle/Wait for the Wagon/The Old Grey Mare
(0:40:21) Jugendchor Mais — Es kam die gnadenvolle Nacht
(0:43:08) Turner Layton and Clarence Johnstone — The Wedding of the Painted Doll
(0:45:53) Chamillionaire feat. Krayzie Bone — Ridin'
(0:50:57) Your DJs Speak
(0:54:54) Bob and Ray — Grand Motel: New Billboard
(0:58:22) Breathe Owl Breathe — Swimming
(1:02:24) Horst Jankowski, His Orchestra and Chorus — A Walk in the Black Forest
(1:05:13) Nina Simone — I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl
(1:07:44) Your DJs Speak
(1:12:13) Buffy Sainte-Marie — Ground Hog
(1:14:54) Teena Marie — I Need Your Lovin’
(1:18:45) Pink Martini and The Von Trapps — Edelweiss
(1:21:35) Fleet Foxes — Blue Spotted Tail
(1:24:41) Your DJs Speak
(1:29:19) Mike Post — Theme from Hill Street Blues

Episode #67: Please Bring Us Some Rhubarb, We Need a Shampoo

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

This week’s program is framed at both ends with unusual harp music. If that’s not tempting enough, there’s more: Tony Perkins, unusual Beatles covers, solo vocalists of both sexes, phrase book phrases, instrumentals, hip and hop, up and down, Bob and Ray, toys and games, and banter.

We work hard so you don’t have to.

(0:00:00) Jenna Allen — Pipeline (arr. Margot Krimmel)
(0:02:43) Your DJs Speak
(0:05:45) Tony Perkins — The Prettiest Girl in School
(0:08:14) The Dave Clark Five — Live in the Sky
(0:10:56) Maurice Chevalier — Le sous-marin vert (Yellow Submarine)
(0:13:38) The Fiery Furnaces — Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
(0:16:32) The Supremes — A Hard Day’s Night
(0:18:54) Booker T. and the MGs — You Can’t Do That
(0:21:38) Your DJs Speak
(0:27:50) The Sweatermen — The Toy Song
(0:28:20) Peter Greenwell — Useless Useful Phrases (from Noël/Cole: "Let's Do It!”)
(0:31:28) Bone Thugs-n-Harmony — 1st of Tha Month
(0:37:04) The Ramsey Lewis Trio — The “In” Crowd
(0:40:29) Blossom Dearie — Let Me Love You
(0:43:12) Your DJs Speak
(0:47:58) Bob and Ray — Grand Motel: Smaller Coffee Stirrers
(0:51:57) OK Go — It's Tough to Have a Crush When the Boy Doesn't Feel the Same Way You Do
(0:54:06) Jonathan and Darlene Edwards (Paul Weston and Jo Stafford) — Take the “A” Train
(0:56:17) Etta James — I’d Rather Go Blind
(0:58:50) Your DJs Speak
(1:04:22) Bobby Darin — I’m Beginning to See the Light
(1:06:41) Frank Sinatra — Fairy Tale
(1:10:03) Pink Martini and The Von Trapps — Dream a Little Dream
(1:13:55) Teddy Pendergrass — I Don't Love You Anymore
(1:17:53) Petra Haden and Bill Frisell — Moon River
(1:20:14) Kirsty MacColl feat. The Pogues — Miss Otis Regrets
(1:23:05) Your DJs Speak
(1:27:55) Tina Lenert — I Love Lucy

Episode #66: 47 Miles of Barbed Wire

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Spring songs! Every song this week has “spring” in its name or at least in its step. From a children’s favorite about hysteria, to the guitar theme from a forgotten TV show, it’s all good and you can’t go far wrong if you listen to both ends and to the in-between. Lots of cover tunes, old folk music, hippie music, soul, hip-hop, country, romance, hardship, sadness, banana splits, Bob and Ray, a word from our sponsor, a Bonzo interlude, and even more.

See, we told you that winter would end eventually.

(0:00:00) Charles Penrose — The Laughing Policeman
(0:02:36) Your DJs Speak
(0:04:06) Tom Rush — Who Do You Love
(0:07:30) Living Colour — Crosstown Traffic
(0:10:44) Bill Plummer and the Cosmic Brotherhood — Journey to the East
(0:16:45) Ann Peebles — I Can’t Stand the Rain
(0:19:13) Your DJs Speak
(0:23:04) The Sweatermen — Just a Few Days to Go
(0:23:35) Vivian Stanshall and His Gargantuan Chums — Suspicion
(0:27:04) J. J. Fad — Supersonic
(0:31:23) The Continental — I Bought You Violets
(0:33:48) Louis Prima — Banana Split for My Baby
(0:36:18) Your DJs Speak
(0:41:23) The Haden Triplets — Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone?
(0:45:10) Victoria Williams — Opelousas
(0:48:01) Clare Bowen — Black Roses (from Nashville)
(0:51:44) Cowboy Junkies — Misguided Angel
(0:56:38) Your DJs Speak
(0:59:53) Bob and Ray — Grand Motel: Continental Breakfast Anytime
(1:03:54) Drake — Hold On, We’re Going Home
(1:07:58) The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities and Towns (Matt Farley) — Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey
(1:09:53) Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs — Here Comes My Girl
(1:14:16) Warren Zevon — Poor, Poor Pitiful Me
(1:17:24) The New Year — The End’s Not Near
(1:21:07) Your DJs Speak
(1:26:36) Duane Eddy — Theme from Peter Gunn

Episode #65: A Speck of a Place, a Heck of a Place

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

For April Fool’s Day we present our regular show, straight and humorless, just the way you like it. We welcome a new sponsor as we return with Bob and Ray to Grand Motel, and there’s more! Virtuoso bluegrass and country and jazz, songs that charted, singer-songwriters, one-hit wonders, kid stuff, kids, goatherds, movie and TV music, guitars, Cole Porter, funk, Emmylou, Ella, and more, but now we’re out of breath.

(0:00:00) The Sweatermen — Yellow Snow
(0:00:31) Your DJs Speak
(0:03:36) Mark O’Connor — Soldier’s Joy
(0:07:42) Taylor Swift — I Knew You Were Trouble
(0:11:21) Lennon and Maisy Stella — Joy Parade (from Nashville)
(0:14:31) Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings — Humble Me
(0:18:34) Your DJs Speak
(0:22:30) Carole King — One Fine Day
(0:24:57) The Flying Burrito Brothers — Do Right Woman
(0:29:16) Emmylou Harris with Dr. John — Ashes by Now
(0:33:46) Ray LaMontagne — Let It Be Me
(0:38:25) Your DJs Speak
(0:43:56) Pink Martini and The Von Trapps — The Lonely Goatherd
(0:46:36) Phil Collins — Against All Odds
(0:50:02) Claudine Longet — L’amour est bleu (Love Is Blue)
(0:52:46) Ahmad — Back in the Day
(0:58:05) Your DJs Speak
(1:01:17) Bob and Ray — Grand Motel: Late Continental Breakfast Okay
(1:04:48) Sam Cooke — Chain Gang
(1:07:46) Ruth Etting — Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
(1:10:22) Ella Fitzgerald — Miss Otis Regrets (She’s Unable to Lunch Today)
(1:13:24) The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities and Towns (Matt Farley) — Clark, New Jersey
(1:15:35) Stephen Malkmus — Discretion Grove
(1:18:51) Duane Eddy — (Dance with The) Guitar Man
(1:21:28) Sir Douglas Quintet — She’s About a Mover
(1:23:52) Your DJs Speak
(1:29:12) TVOntario — The Polka Dot Door (Outro)