Archive for July 2014

Episode #81: It Isn’t in the Nursery, It Isn’t in the Town

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

We have a lot of show tunes this week and also a big dose of The Muppets. Mike Nesmith sings and is mentioned on several occasions. Big artists cover other artists’ big songs. We take a field trip to Greenwich Village, Phoebe Cates sings (even though she doesn’t really need to), there’s a little Christmas music in there, and we present a few more of our favorites.

Your turn. Time to listen.

(0:00:00) David Naughton — I’m a Pepper (I Drink Dr. Pepper, Don’t You See)
(0:00:59) Your DJs Speak and Correct
(0:06:24) Mike Nesmith — Different Drum
(0:09:24) Bobby Womack — Sweet Caroline
(0:12:34) Madonna — Don’t Tell Me
(0:17:13) Gwen Stefani — Hollaback Girl
(0:20:33) Your DJs Do Go On Sometimes, Don’t They?
(0:26:54) The Stone Poneys with Linda Ronstadt — Some of Shelly’s Blues
(0:29:05) Neil Diamond — Mr. Bojangles
(0:34:19) Phoebe Cates — How Do I Let You Know (from Private School (1983))
(0:37:38) Rene Clemente and Christine Langner — Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer (from Cats (Original Broadway Cast))
(0:42:07) Your DJs Speak
(0:46:27) George Wright — With a Little Bit of Luck (from My Fair Lady)
(0:47:56) Sonny Rollins — The Surrey with the Fringe on Top (from Oklahoma!)
(0:54:28) Elaine Stritch — The Ladies Who Lunch (from Company (Original Broadway Cast))
(0:58:55) Bea Arthur — The Man in the Moon Is a Lady (from Bea Arthur on Broadway and also from Mame)
(1:02:15) Your DJs Speak
(1:05:19) Shooby Taylor — Tico-Tico
(1:07:18) The Muppets (Miss Piggy, Scooter, Gonzo, Robin) — Christmas Is Coming
(1:08:58) The Muppets (Robin, introduced by Kermit) — Halfway Down the Stairs
(1:11:25) Sondre Lerche — Mr. Bassman
(1:14:06) Del Close and John Brent — Field Trip No. 1 (from “How to Speak Hip”)
(1:15:39) Tom Waits — Alice
(1:20:07) The Beach Boys — The Letter
(1:21:55) Brenton Wood — Where Were You
(1:23:53) Your DJs Speak
(1:29:59) Mike Post — Theme from The Rockford Files

Episode #80: What’s Obdurate?

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

This week we have vaudeville and rainbows, Motown and steel bands, Monkees and the Brooklyn Zoo. We have Gilbert and Sullivan (it’s in there), a sad Irish folk song, and some of that soul music. We have The Blues (several of them), a little folk, a little disco, and some space music. There’s an answer song from Carole King, a big big love, and instrumentals that you can’t help but love so don’t even try not liking them because you would fail.

And there’s a little more, but you’re not reading this, are you? You should be listening instead.

(0:00:00) Gus Van and Joe Schenck — Stay Out of the South (from Metro Movietone Revue #1 (1929)}
(0:01:49) Your DJs Speak
(0:04:22) The Youngbloods — It’s a Lovely Day
(0:06:59) Okkervil River — Plus Ones
(0:10:42) Bob Dylan — Full Moon and Empty Arms
(0:14:04) Loreena McKennitt — The Parting Glass
(0:18:47) Your DJs Speak
(0:23:12) Peggy Lee — Sing a Rainbow
(0:25:58) Etta James — A Sunday Kind of Love
(0:29:39) Carole King — Oh, Neil!
(0:31:51) Mary Wells — Two Lovers
(0:34:37) Your DJs Speak
(0:37:59) The Monkees — Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow) (alternate version with Peter’s narration)
(0:40:49) Brenton Wood — Baby You Got It
(0:42:44) Monica Zutterlund — Stick Iväg, Jack (Hit the Road, Jack)
(0:44:31) The Soul Children — Put Your World in My World (Best of Two Worlds)
(0:47:26) Your DJs Speak
(0:49:54) Ferrante and Teicher — Tico-Tico (1955 version)
(0:53:10) The Pixies — Gigantic
(0:57:36) The Muppets (Rowlf and Sam) — Tit Willow
(0:59:35) Ol’ Dirty Bastard — Brooklyn Zoo
(1:03:14) Your DJs Speak
(1:07:21) Tousan (Allen Toussaint) — Java
(1:09:14) David Naughton — Makin’ It
(1:12:24) Del Close and John Brent — Uncool (from “How to Speak Hip”)
(1:13:24) Andy Breckman — So Far, So Good
(1:15:41) Phoenix — 1901
(1:18:54) The Esso Trinidad Steel Band — Apeman
(1:21:19) Leonard Nimoy — Music to Watch Space Girls By
(1:23:39) Your DJs Speak
(1:30:06) Dennis McCarthy — Theme from Star Trek (Polka Version)

Episode #79: When We Say “Assam”, You Say “Where’s That Soggy Plain?”

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

This week we have movie music AND show tunes AND TV music. All of that! There’s also some funk and hip-hop and folk, a bona-fide hit or two, a theremin interlude, and another lesson in hipness. And once again we proudly present too many versions of the same song, but this time they’re all in different languages, some of which we don’t even speak. Yet.

We think you should listen. We’re asking very nicely this time.

(0:00:00) Bebe Daniels — You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me (from 42nd Street (1933))
(0:02:31) Your DJs Speak
(0:03:31) Bobby Vee — Walkin’ with My Angel
(0:05:48) Vic Damone — On the Street Where You Live (originally from My Fair Lady)
(0:08:29) Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews, Robert Coote — The Rain in Spain (from My Fair Lady (1956 Broadway cast))
(0:11:08) Stubby Kaye, Chorus — Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat (from Guys and Dolls (1951 Broadway cast))
(0:13:19) Your DJs Speak Too Much
(0:19:22) Professor Elemental — Cup of Brown Joy (Tea Bag Remix)
(0:22:32) Beastie Boys — Shake Your Rump
(0:26:10) Elvis Presley — Little Sister
(0:28:42) The Emperors — Karate
(0:31:44) Your DJs Speak
(0:33:52) Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman with Les Baxter — Tzigane (Gypsy)
(0:36:46) Petula Clark — Tiny Bubbles (Dans mon lit)
(0:39:47) 101 Strings — Tico-Tico
(0:45:22) Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes — Up Where We Belong (from An Officer and a Gentleman (1982))
(0:49:13) Your DJs Speak
(0:55:12) Lolita — Seeman (Sailor, Your Home Is the Sea)
(0:58:01) Petula Clark — Sailor
(1:01:19) Petula Clark — Marin (Sailor)
(1:04:04) Ritva Mustonen — Merimies, kotimaasi on meri (Sailor)
(1:06:43) Your DJs Speak
(1:09:20) Del Close and John Brent — Cool (from “How to Speak Hip”)
(1:13:11) The Roches — We
(1:15:43) The Folksmen — Old Joe’s Place (from A Mighty Wind (2003))
(1:17:53) Stevie Wonder — Jungle Fever (from Jungle Fever (1991))
(1:22:50) Your DJs Speak
(1:29:23) The Warner Bros. Orchestra conducted by Carl Brandt (Paul Tanner, theremin) — Theme to My Favorite Martian

Episode #78: Many Many People, Including Us, Take It for a Game

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Independence Day and the living is easy. We have temperance music and cover tunes (like always)! Jazz from Charlie Parker and Dexter Gordon and Horace Silver plus a vocal version of “Java” because you never know what you’ll find on the Internet. Tupac and Dre, Prince, the Bonzos, and oh my goodness a great song by Wings (yes, some exist!). We continue our course in hipness, we have our corrections department and some folk music and more, and we even have Astro Boy. We just listened to it and already we want to listen again. We think that you feel the same way. Go ahead, listen.

(0:00:00) Cincinnati’s University Singers feat. Faith Prince — Father’s a Drunkard, and Mother Is Dead
(0:04:09) Your DJs Speak and Revisit Some Old Business
(0:09:21) Pink Martini and The Von Trapps — Hushabye Mountain
(0:12:37) James Vincent McMorrow — If I Had a Boat
(0:16:45) Linda Ronstadt with Ann Savoy — Walk Away Renee
(0:20:10) Donavon Frankenreiter — Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
(0:23:34) Your DJs Speak
(0:26:47) The Carter Family — Single Girl, Married Girl
(0:29:32) Lucinda Williams — Over Time
(0:33:48) Donna Lynn — Java Jones
(0:35:51) Prince and The Revolution — I Would Die 4 U
(0:38:42) Your DJs Speak
(0:44:31) Charlie Parker’s Jazzers — Tico-Tico
(0:47:17) Dexter Gordon — Our Love Is Here to Stay
(0:53:08) Horace Silver — Song for My Father
(1:00:23) Tupac Shakur feat. Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman — California Love (Original Mix)
(1:05:05) Your DJs Speak
(1:08:58) Del Close and John Brent — Put On, Put Down, Come On, Come Down, Bring Down (from “How to Speak Hip”)
(1:15:35) Herbie Hancock — Bring Down the Birds
(1:17:42) The Bonzo Dog Band — Canyons of Your Mind (single version)
(1:20:43) Paul McCartney and Wings — Love Is Strange
(1:25:31) Your DJs Speak
(1:29:16) Donald Rockwell and Tatsuo Takai — Theme to Astro Boy