Archive for August 2014

Episode #86: We’re Alert, We’re Awake, We’re Aware

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

There’s more Blossom Dearie this week—we really do play her a lot—plus many, many cover tunes (we count at least eight). There’s folk and pop and country and jazz and many duets. So many singing sisters, and singing brothers too! Bob and Ray, Weird Al, and a favorite Jim Henson theme. And even more.

We don’t want to over-hype it but, man, we think you might like this.

(0:00:00) Weird Al Yankovic — Sports Song
(0:02:14) Your DJs Speak
(0:03:02) The Smothers Brothers — My Old Man
(0:06:20) Roy Orbison and Emmylou Harris — That Lovin’ You Feeling Again
(0:10:18) The Haden Triplets — When I Stop Dreaming
(0:13:15) Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros — That’s What’s Up
(0:17:06) Your DJs Speak
(0:21:06) Dion — Sisters of Mercy
(0:24:38) Redbird — Buckets of Rain
(0:28:32) Blossom Dearie — I’m Hip
(0:31:21) Barbara Long — The Trolley Song
(0:33:41) Your DJs Speak
(0:37:32) Steve Clayton — (Girls Are Imitating) Twiggy
(0:39:24) Holy Folk — Ain’t No Fun
(0:44:24) Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg — Superman
(0:46:31) Daughter — Get Lucky
(0:51:23) Your DJs Speak
(0:55:15) Kate and Anna McGarrigle — As Fast As My Little Feet (live in London, 1987)
(0:59:12) Lesley Gore — You Don’t Own Me
(1:01:59) Claudine Longet — Let’s Spend the Night Together
(1:05:49) Merry Clayton — It’s in His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song)
(1:07:51) Your DJs Speak
(1:12:37) Bob and Ray — Unknown Inventor Nimble Flick
(1:16:21) Bette Midler — Under the Boardwalk
(1:20:38) The Andrews Sisters — Tico-Tico
(1:22:55) Luscious Jackson — Let Yourself Get Down
(1:26:32) Your DJs Speak
(1:30:26) Philip Balsam and Dennis Lee — Theme to Fraggle Rock (long version)

Episode #85: We Pull for You

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Almost our entire program is in English this week. We have songs from The Bonzos, summer songs, groupie songs, show tunes, instrumentals, the Wall of Sound, indie darlings, several foreigners, and even some no-kidding chart-busting hits.

And we chat. We always chat. Some people (not us!) might say a few bad words but we’re sure you can handle that.

(0:00:00) The Bonzo Dog Band — Mr. Slater’s Parrot
(0:02:27) Your DJs Speak and Correct
(0:06:17) The GTOs — The Captain’s Fat Theresa Shoes
(0:08:13) Bob B. Soxx and The Blue Jeans — Why Do Lovers Break Each Other’s Hearts
(0:11:01) Van Morrison — Come Running
(0:13:32) Joe Cocker with Leon Russell and The Shelter People — Space Captain (studio single version)
(0:18:03) Your DJs Speak
(0:21:41) Lord Invader — Rum and Coca-Cola
(0:25:55) B. G. feat. Cash Money Millionaires — Bling Bling
(0:31:19) The Beach Boys — Fun, Fun, Fun (backing track)
(0:33:46) Company — Go Go Joseph (from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Original Broadway Cast) (1982))
(0:37:44) Your DJs Speak
(0:44:05) The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities and Towns (Matt Farley) — Camden Isn’t So Bad! It’s Getting Better.
(0:45:33) Bon Jovi — Bad Medicine
(0:50:48) Nancy Sinatra with Ry Cooder — Hook and Ladder
(0:53:59) Dar Williams — Spring Street
(0:58:48) Your DJs Speak
(1:00:54) Jane Siberry — The Life Is the Red Wagon
(1:05:07) David Bowie — Young Americans
(1:10:34) Teddybears feat. Mapei — Cardiac Arrest
(1:13:32) Panda Bear — Ponytail
(1:15:36) Your DJs Speak
(1:20:14) Desi Arnaz — Tico-Tico
(1:23:15) Césaria Évora — Cumpade Ciznone
(1:26:29) Your DJs Speak
(1:29:36) Nat Hiken — Theme to Car 54, Where Are You?

Episode #84: We’re Gonna Tell You How It’s Gonna Be

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

A jazz take on “My Fair Lady”. Frankie sings about his daughter—or so he thinks. We have divas and indie pop and regular pop, we have fiddle music, we have jazz, we have bluegrass. We conclude your instruction in hipness, we fight the law, and somewhere in there is a bunny. And much more. Like always.

We’re sure that you’ve never heard some of this before, and that you’ll like it. Would we lie to you, honey?

(0:00:00) Monty Python — Wide World of Novel Writing
(0:02:33) Your DJs Speak
(0:05:22) The Primitives — Crash
(0:07:54) The Go-Go’s — Vacation
(0:10:53) Céline Dion — Je danse dans ma tête
(0:15:05) Air — Playground Love (from The Virgin Suicides (2000))
(0:18:34) Your DJs Speak
(0:21:03) The Youngbloods — Fiddler a Dram
(0:26:16) Syd Matters — Hello Sunshine
(0:29:56) Nickel Creek — The Fox
(0:32:24) Alabama — 40 Hour Week (For a Living)
(0:35:44) Your DJs Speak
(0:38:29) The Crickets — I Fought the Law
(0:40:39) Sheryl Crow with Keith Richards — Not Fade Away (live in NYC)
(0:45:24) Emma Pollock — You’ll Come Around
(0:48:48) Nas feat. — Hip Hop Is Dead
(0:52:34) Your DJs Speak
(0:56:04) Shelly Manne and His Friends (André Previn and Leroy Vinnegar) — Ascot Gavotte
(1:00:23) Charlie Parker — All the Things You Are
(1:04:53) Don Swan — Tico-Tico
(1:07:23) Michael Kiwanuka — Tell Me a Tale
(1:11:30) Your DJs Speak
(1:15:03) Del Close and John Brent — Summary (from “How to Speak Hip”)
(1:16:31) Jack Kerouac — San Francisco Scene (The Beat Generation)
(1:19:40) Norah Jones and Dolly Parton — Creepin’ In
(1:22:40) Spoon — You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb
(1:25:50) Pérez “Prez” Prado — Patricia
(1:27:56) Frank Sinatra — Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
(1:30:25) Your DJs Speak
(1:34:14) John Williams — Theme to Lost in Space (Original 1965 version)

Episode #83: Beep Beep, Bang Bang, Deep Deep

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

This week we have music from the 1880s plus multiple takes on an Irving Berlin song. We also have multiple cover tunes, Puccini, some multi-track wizardry, novelty tunes, and a hipster field trip to Times Square, plus we tell you what to do when people tell you that your music’s too loud. (You can’t just take it.) And more!

It’s always something, and this week, it’s this.

(0:00:00) Emitt Rhodes — Lullabye
(0:01:05) Your DJs Speak
(0:03:06) Emitt Rhodes — Fresh as a Daisy
(0:05:56) Teitur — You Get Me
(0:10:54) Sarah Harmer and Jason Euringer — O, My Beloved Father (O mio babbino caro)
(0:12:56) Zee Avi — Just You and Me
(0:15:52) Your DJs Speak
(0:19:38) Cincinnati's University Singers feat. Joel Imbody, Vera Grujin, Marianne Specht — Ma! Ma! Where’s My Pa?
(0:24:04) Jack Sheldon — I’m a Bill (from Schoolhouse Rock)
(0:27:03) Peter Palmer, Stubby Kaye, Chorus — The Country’s in the Very Best of Hands (from Li’l Abner (Original Broadway Cast))
(0:32:18) The Isley Brothers — Fight the Power (Part 1)
(0:35:39) Your DJs Speak
(0:40:32) The Playmates — Beep Beep
(0:43:02) Joe Cuba — Bang Bang
(0:47:19) Mel Blanc — Money
(0:50:00) Cher — Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
(0:52:44) Your DJs Speak
(0:56:21) Kevin Kline, Phoebe Cates, The Count — How Deep Is Your Bathtub? (from Sesame Street)
(0:58:58) Bee Gees — How Deep Is Your Love?
(1:03:00) Rosemary Clooney — How Deep Is the Ocean?
(1:07:12) Allan Sherman — How Deep Is a Birdbath?
(1:08:32) Your DJs Speak
(1:10:34) Del Close and John Brent — Field Trip No. 3 (from “How to Speak Hip”)
(1:11:51) My Morning Jacket — Leaving on a Jet Plane
(1:16:11) Emmylou Harris — How Will I Ever Be Simple Again?
(1:19:47) Adam Cohen — Take This Waltz
(1:24:34) Your DJs Speak
(1:27:30) Jeff Barry, Nancy Barry — Theme to One Day at a Time

Episode #82: Are You Ready for Some Music and Fun?

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

R and R's Big Music Show plows on without regard for the rules of conversation. Women, women, women! And a little more. Bluegrass, piano, folk, hip-hop, soul, tico, rollerskating, jazz, pop, and hipsters. One of our all-time favorite songs is in there. Holy cow, we’re telling you, this is what you need in the summertime. Don’t walk away from it, take the time and listen to it. You don’t care what Mama don’t allow, you’re going to listen anyhow.

(0:00:00) David Rudman — Jack’s Big Music Show (Opening)
(0:01:14) Your DJs Speak
(0:03:33) The Stone Poneys with Linda Ronstadt — Sweet Summer Blue and Gold
(0:05:51) The Sea The Sea — Love We Are Love
(0:09:47) Suddenly, Tammy! — River Run
(0:13:33) Birdy — 1901
(0:18:37) Your DJs Speak
(0:22:19) Sara Watkins — Freiderick
(0:25:24) Iggy Azalea — Fuck Love
(0:28:26) Fotheringay — The Way I Feel
(0:33:10) Morphine — In Spite of Me
(0:35:45) Your DJs Speak
(0:40:26) Petula Clark — Si tu prenais le temps
(0:43:26) David Ruffin — Walk Away from Love
(0:48:56) Julia Lee, Benny Carter, Bobby Sherwood, Vic Dickenson, Red Norvo — Mama Don’t Allow It
(0:51:51) Jay-Z feat. Beyoncé — ’03 Bonnie and Clyde
(0:55:16) Your DJs Speak
(0:58:48) Ruth Etting — Whose Honey Are You?
(1:00:43) Nat “King” Cole — In the Good Old Summertime
(1:02:28) The Andrews Sisters — Fugue for Tinhorns (originally from Guys and Dolls)
(1:04:56) Ella Fitzgerald — I’m Putting All My Eggs in One Basket
(1:07:55) Your DJs Speak
(1:12:34) Raymond Scott and Dorothy Collins — Tico-Tico
(1:14:57) Stefan — Holy Cow
(1:17:59) Del Close and John Brent — Field Trip No. 2 (from “How to Speak Hip”)
(1:19:12) The Bay City Rollers — Saturday Night
(1:22:08) Richard Thompson — It Won’t Be Long
(1:24:36) Cub — New York City
(1:27:38) Your DJs Speak
(1:31:38) David Rudman — Jack’s Big Music (Closing)