Archive for September 2014

Episode #90: Stand by for Action!

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

We close out September with some extra-long recordings featuring smooth jazz, loud rock, wacky pop, confident rap, and classic country. If you look hard you’ll also spot a little show music, movie music, and TV music. We have a rarity from one of our childhoods (we’ve had so many of those) plus some cover tunes and a song that won a Grammy for Best Rock-and-Roll Recording, because awards are important to us all.

You should listen. We did, and we’re happier now.

(0:00:00) Nino Tempo and April Stevens — I Love How You Love Me
(0:02:38) Your DJs Speak
(0:05:05) Nino Tempo and April Stevens — Deep Purple
(0:07:46) The Bees — Wash in the Rain
(0:11:25) Miley Cyrus — Babe I’m Gonna Leave You
(0:17:10) Duran Duran — Thank You
(0:23:46) Your DJs Speak and Correct (But Only a Little)
(0:30:30) Dolly Parton — Drives Me Crazy
(0:34:41) George Hamilton IV — Abilene
(0:37:12) Brenda Lee — Dum Dum
(0:39:37) Teresa Brewer — Choo’n Gum
(0:42:43) Your DJs Speak
(0:45:09) Bubbles and Co. — Underneath My Pillow
(0:47:58) Gladys Knight and Possibly the Pips — The Way We Were/Try to Remember
(0:52:35) Lynda Carter — Just One Look
(0:55:10) Wu-Tang Clan — Can It All Be So Simple
(1:02:04) Your DJs Speak
(1:06:57) Ray Conniff — Tico-Tico
(1:10:01) Chet Baker — ’Tis Autumn
(1:15:20) Thelonious Monk — It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
(1:19:59) Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Quintet — Salt Peanuts
(1:23:16) Your DJs Speak
(1:31:08) Barry Gray — Opening Theme to Stingray

Episode #89: We Make People Happy with Tricks That We Do

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

This week’s entertainment includes a cover set, a set of war-themed songs, and some choral music. Also Dr. Seuss and Tiny Tim and Ethel Merman (together again for the first time). Folk, pop, and rap. Chicks with bricks come. A little movie music, a little TV music, and at least one show tune.

And it’s still September so you know what that means. Give it a listen.

(0:00:00) Big Gay Al — I’m Super! (from South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut (1999))
(0:01:25) Your DJs Speak
(0:03:09) Jan DeGaetani, Leslie Guinn, Gilbert Kalish — That’s What’s the Matter
(0:05:21) American Quartet feat. Billy Murray — Over There
(0:08:09) Billy Murray and Irving Kaufman — Are You from Dixie? (‘Cause I’m from Dixie Too)
(0:10:46) Jay Ungar and Molly Mason with Fiddle Fever — Ashokan Farewell
(0:14:55) Your DJs Speak
(0:17:51) Richard Thompson — Money
(0:20:43) Tori Amos — Thank You
(0:24:30) The Beach Boys — Walk on By
(0:25:24) Train — Sunshine on My Shoulders
(0:29:49) Your DJs Speak
(0:31:51) Michael Kamen with The London Metropolitan Orchestra — Plaisir d’amour
(0:33:47) Choir of the Carthusian Monastery of the Scala Dei — Sospitati (Sanctus trope)
(0:38:06) Eugène Daigneault — Alouette, gentille alouette
(0:41:14) Jody Reynolds — The Girl from King Marie
(0:43:03) Your DJs Speak
(0:47:07) Marvin Miller (music composed by Marty Gold) — Fox in Socks (Fast Version)
(0:50:50) Public Enemy — Cold Lampin' with Flavor
(0:55:07) Mitch Miller and the Gang — Collegiate/Alabamy Bound
(0:57:56) Weezer — Say It Ain’t So
(1:02:14) Your DJs Speak
(1:05:02) George Formby — The Window Cleaner (When I’m Cleaning Windows)
(1:08:08) Arctic Monkeys — Mardy Bum
(1:11:39) Esquivel — Tico-Tico
(1:13:55) Ethel Merman — Everything’s Coming Up Roses (from Gypsy! (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (1959))
(1:17:01) Tiny Tim — Mickey the Monkey (Album Version)
(1:19:10) Jackie Wilson — To Be Loved
(1:21:38) The GTOs — Do Me in Once and I’ll Be Sad, Do Me in Twice and I’ll Know Better (Circular Circulation)
(1:23:58) Tegan and Sara — Where Does the Good Go?
(1:27:35) Your DJs Speak
(1:33:21) John Williams — Theme to Lost in Space (1967 version)

Episode #88: We Don’t Know, Don’t Know, So Don’t Ask Us Why

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Holy Toledo, we ran over! Our record-setting longest show ever includes music by artists we like so much that we’re on a first-name basis with them: Vanessa (twice!), Mathieu, Sean, Zep, Petula, Madeleine, Dave, Jefferson, Les, Chet, Glen, Porno, Debbie, Albert, Tiny, Vicki, Beyoncé (because we play the hits), Beth, K, iron, Wine, Sharon, Tom, Dick, and others! We play a request (the only one we received) and we banter into the late hours and get SO sleepy.

All our episodes are good, but so is this one. We’re telling you!

(0:00:00) Vanessa Paradis and -M- (Mathieu Chedid) — La Seine (from Un Monstre à Paris (2011))
(0:02:45) Your DJs Speak
(0:05:43) Vanessa Paradis and Sean Lennon — La Seine and I (from A Monster in Paris (2011))
(0:08:28) Madeleine Peyroux — J’ai deux amours
(0:11:23) Petula Clark — Mon bonheur danse (Foot Tapper)
(0:13:50) Beyoncé feat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie — Flawless
(0:18:01) Your DJs Speak
(0:21:17) The Shadows — Atlantis (Live) (from “The Final Tour” (2004))
(0:24:49) Led Zeppelin — Thank You (“In Concert” Live Version)
(0:31:59) The Specials featuring Rico with The Ice Rink Sounds — Maggie’s Farm
(0:35:30) K Koke feat. Ms D — Someone Like You
(0:39:51) Your DJs Speak
(0:43:08) Beth Sorrentino — I’m Not Living Here
(0:45:57) Sharon Van Etten — Someone Like You
(0:50:27) Dave Van Ronk — Maple Leaf Rag
(0:54:27) Iron and Wine — The Desert Babbler
(0:57:55) Your DJs Speak
(1:04:47) Glen Weston — What Is a Youth? (from Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet (1968))
(1:07:13) Jefferson Airplane — Today
(1:10:36) Les Baxter — Tico-Tico
(1:12:26) Porno for Pyros — Pets
(1:16:04) Tiny Tim with Miss Vicki — Why?
(1:18:46) Albert Hammond — It Never Rains in Southern California
(1:22:16) Debbie Reynolds — Tammy (from Tammy and the Bachelor (1957))
(1:25:21) Chet Baker — I’ve Never Been in Love Before
(1:29:48) Your DJs Speak
(1:40:00) The Smothers Brothers — Theme to The Smothers Brothers Show (1965)

Episode #87: Old Folks and Babies Are Sleeping

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

September is here and so are we. This week’s show starts with early movie music and ends with current TV music. In between: Calypso, Christmas, Clooney, and Cantrell. Dizzy, Billie, Jerry, and Peggy. Jan, Dean, Les, Mary, Mel, and Zep. Merman and Crosby and Smooth and Rock. And more! Plus our special guest explains a thing or two.

It’s peculiar, but it’s GOOD peculiar. Dive in.

(0:00:00) Nick Lucas — Tiptoe Through the Tulips (from Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929))
(0:03:46) Your DJs Speak and Correct (But Only a Little)
(0:06:37) Jan and Dean — Popsicle
(0:09:12) The Radio Sweethearts — Honkin’ Down the Highway
(0:12:27) Jerry Garcia — The Wheel
(0:16:30) Led Zeppelin — Thank You
(0:21:16) Your DJs Speak
(0:26:14) Dizzy Gillespie Sextet — Caravan
(0:29:08) Billie Holliday — What a Little Moonlight Can Do
(0:32:29) Ethel Merman and Bing Crosby — You’re the Top
(0:35:39) Rosemary Clooney — Mambo Italiano
(0:38:10) Your DJs Speak
(0:41:16) Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio — Without You
(0:44:43) C. L. Smooth and Pete Rock — They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
(0:49:29) Wilmoth Houdini and His Royal Calypso Orchestra — Bobby Sox Idol (Frank Sinatra)
(0:52:24) Jody Reynolds — Endless Sleep
(0:54:48) Your DJs Speak
(0:58:38) Jim Backus, Marie Matthews — Alone in the World (from Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol (1962))
(1:01:12) Peggy Lee — Happy Holiday
(1:03:38) Mel Blanc — Yah Das Ist Ein Christmas Tree
(1:06:39) Walter “Crybaby” Stone and The Tradewinds — Christmas Time Again
(1:09:22) Your DJs Speak
(1:12:51) Les Paul and Mary Ford — Tico-Tico
(1:14:27) Dwight Yoakam — Rapid City, South Dakota
(1:17:18) Laura Cantrell — 14th Street
(1:20:34) Beach Fossils — Daydream
(1:23:38) Your DJs, and a Guest, Speak and Explain a Few Things
(1:27:43) Ian LeFeuvre — Opening and Closing Themes to Johnny Test