Archive for November 2014

Episode #99: Undignified Enough to Climb a Tree

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Weep at sad songs, chuckle at funny songs, gasp at profane songs, sing along with legitimate Broadway show tunes, purchase along with commercial songs. Hear songs in more than one language, pop and rap and folk and jazz and Tico-Tico and more. Leave November behind. The future is almost here.

If we’re still here next week, and you’re here too, you’ll get to hear Episode #100. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Please download and enjoy this one in the meantime.

(0:00:00) Laurent Paquin — Chant Sacré
(0:00:37) Your DJs Speak
(0:02:20) Richard Thompson — 1952 Vincent Black Lightning (E-Town Live, 1997)
(0:07:03) Grizzly Bear and Feist — Service Bell
(0:09:26) Syd Straw and Marc Ribot — I Must Be in Love
(0:11:58) The Postal Service — This Place Is a Prison
(0:15:51) Your DJs Speak
(0:20:19) Petula Clark — All Over This World (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:21:49) Françoise Hardy — Comment te dire adieu?
(0:24:13) Boy — Little Numbers
(0:28:23) Brent Spiner with The Sunspots — It’s a Sin (To Tell a Lie)
(0:31:01) Nas feat. AZ — Life’s a Bitch
(0:34:31) Your DJs Speak
(0:41:04) The Troggs — Hey There, Little Miss Mary (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:42:37) Mr. Airplane Man — Don’t Know Why
(0:46:19) Grateful Dead — Box of Rain
(0:51:36) Jill Sobule — I Kissed a Girl (Mountain Stage Live, 1996)
(0:54:29) Charlie Parker’s New Stars — Carvin’ the Bird
(0:57:11) Your DJs Speak and Make an Inconsequential Correction
(1:07:24) The Tremeloes — Come with Me and I’ll Buy You a Pink Balloon (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:08:24) George Jessel with the Ted Auletta Orchestra and Chorus — In the Baggage Coach Ahead
(1:12:06) The Emotions — What Do the Lonely Do at Christmas?
(1:15:56) Wolak and Donnelly — Tico-Tico no Fubá
(1:19:09) Mary Martin, Robert Harrington, Joseph Stafford, The Lost Boys — I Won’t Grow Up (from Peter Pan (1954) (Original Broadway Cast))
(1:22:16) Theodore Bikel, Marion Marlowe, Kurt Kasznar — No Way to Stop It (from The Sound of Music (1959) (Original Broadway Cast))
(1:25:20) Redbird — Moonglow
(1:28:13) Your DJs Conclude
(1:39:09) ABC Orchestra conducted by John Williams — Main Title Theme to Land of the Giants (Season 1, 1968)

Episode #98: Show Tunes, Tubas, and Music Boxes

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

We have an unusual glut of monster hits this week but don’t let that put you off. You’ll still hear obscurities, TV music, indie, karaoke Motown, the Thompson Family, country music, guitars, accordions, tubas, a word from our sponsor, and more.

We’re not sure anyone reads these but we know someone writes them. And we know some of you are listening. More, please!

(0:00:00) Porter Music Box Co. — Under the Sea
(0:02:12) Your DJs Speak
(0:04:18) The Miracles — You Really Got a Hold on Me (Without Lead Vocals)
(0:07:10) Madonna — Like a Virgin
(0:10:50) Metric — Breathing Underwater
(0:14:45) Cloud Cult — You Were Born
(0:17:17) Your DJs Speak
(0:20:18) Thompson feat. Richard Thompson — That’s Enough
(0:25:21) Bon Iver — Holocene
(0:31:16) Musette Explosion — Automne
(0:36:10) Zero Mostel — If I Were a Rich Man (from Fiddler on the Roof (1964) (Original Broadway Cast Recording))
(0:41:03) Your DJs Speak
(0:46:20) Sophia Loren — Zoo Be Zoo Be Zoo
(0:48:41) Simon and Garfunkel — Bleecker Street
(0:51:25) Patty Griffin — Rain
(0:55:32) Amy Winehouse — Someone to Watch Over Me
(1:00:00) Your DJs Speak
(1:04:54) Los Bravos — Look at the People (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:06:25) Juice Newton — Queen of Hearts (original 1981 version)
(1:09:52) Crystal Gayle — Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
(1:12:56) Laura Villasol Quinteto — Tico-Tico
(1:15:18) Johnnie Taylor — Doing My Own Thing (Part 1)
(1:19:03) Ruth Etting — Mean to Me
(1:22:28) Fitz and The Tantrums — Darkest Street
(1:27:06) Your DJs Wrap Up
(1:35:18) Robert J. Walsh and Hank Saroyan — Theme to The Muppet Babies

Episode #97: A Strand of Creeper Held Under the Dorsal Guiding Feathers

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

More audio tricks this week: beeps and boops plus those isolated audio tracks that we love. Music from movies and from TV, instrumental guitar, famous jazz pianists, Python, music in tribute to this person and that person, a little Christmas music, at least one massive hit, and a word from our aggressive sponsor. And hardly any cat stories.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Maybe.

(0:00:00) Perrey and Kingsley — Strangers in the Night
(0:02:55) Your DJs Speak
(0:09:33) The Supremes — You Can’t Hurry Love (Without Lead Vocals)
(0:12:26) Diana Ross — I’m Coming Out (Multiplex Version)
(0:17:48) Mary Hopkin — Rachel’s Song (from Blade Runner (1982))
(0:22:35) Jane Siberry with k. d. lang — Calling All Angels (from Until the End of the World (1991))
(0:27:45) Your DJs Speak
(0:35:40) Taj Mahal — Fishin’ Blues
(0:38:42) Dr. John feat. Bonnie Raitt — I’ve Got the World on a String
(0:43:04) Lesley Gore — Off and Running
(0:44:55) Taylor Swift — Blank Space
(0:48:48) Your DJs Speak
(0:52:14) The New Vaudeville Band — Hollywood Freeway, Please Won’t You Help Me (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:53:48) Duke Ellington — Chim Chim Cher-ee
(0:56:38) Bud Powell — Bouncing with Bud
(0:59:41) Monty Python — You’re Using Coconuts (from Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975))
(1:02:37) Cookie Rabinowitz — Doggy Dogg World
(1:07:15) Your DJs Speak
(1:11:56) The Chantays — Pipeline
(1:14:15) The Replacements — Alex Chilton
(1:17:53) Jorge Vega — Tico-Tico
(1:20:51) Jonathan Jackson — Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) (from Nashville)
(1:24:11) Roy Orbison — You Got It
(1:27:41) Chris Isaak — Auld Lang Syne
(1:28:49) Your DJs Finish Up
(1:34:00) John Williams — Main Title Theme to The Time Tunnel (1966)

Episode #96: Serving the Greater Internet Community Since 2012

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

This week we have the monster hits you crave plus the lesser hits you didn’t know you were missing. We break Taylor Swift’s new single (thanks, Tay!), we play covers of two different songs by The Band, and we have some guitar instrumentals. There’s a Lennon-McCartney song (find it!), electronica, standards, movie music, a little TV music, a cat story or two, a Nashville story or two, and a word from our sponsor. Plus more. (We always say that.)

Technology made it all possible. We made it, you can listen to it. But will you? That’s what we’re wondering.

(0:00:00) Attilio Mineo — Century 21
(0:02:06) Your DJs Speak
(0:04:08) Jefferson Airplane — Go to Her (Version Two)
(0:08:48) Rocketship — Heather, Tell Me Why
(0:12:17) Madonna — The Power of Good-Bye
(0:16:28) Taylor Swift — Style
(0:20:17) Your DJs Speak and Make a Few Corrections
(0:28:13) Bruce Cockburn — Sunwheel Dance
(0:30:12) Rufus Wainwright and Teddy Thompson — King of the Road (from Brokeback Mountain (2005))
(0:33:14) Peter and Gordon — Nobody I Know
(0:35:42) Gerry and The Pacemakers — Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying
(0:38:17) Your DJs Speak
(0:43:47) Bill Justis — Raunchy
(0:46:08) Little Richard — Ready Teddy
(0:48:15) The Moody Blues — It’s a Better World (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:49:53) Annette Funicello — Blue Muu Muu
(0:52:02) Jenny Lewis — Just One of the Guys
(0:55:54) Your DJs Speak
(1:02:39) Petra Haden and Bill Frisell — When You Wish Upon a Star
(1:05:10) Patsy Cline — You Belong to Me
(1:08:44) Annie Lennox — You Belong to Me
(1:12:04) Donavon Frankenreiter — It Makes No Difference
(1:17:19) Jonathan Edwards — Sunshine
(1:19:34) My Morning Jacket — Ophelia
(1:23:25) Philharmonic Jazz — Tico-Tico
(1:25:38) The RZA — Ode to Oren Ishii (from Kill Bill Volume 1 (2003))
(1:27:44) Your DJs Conclude
(1:32:46) Jerry Goldsmith — Theme to The Man from U. N. C. L. E. (First Season)

Episode #95: Don’t Close Your Eyes

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

We welcome a new sponsor to the program and then entertain you mightily with country, folk, pop, rap, jazz, electronic, and a lot more. Covers! Originals! Hits! Memories! Parodies! Soul! Hippie music! Demos! Words fail us. Finally, they fail us.

Perhaps we boast. Perhaps you’ll download this and decide for yourselves. That’s what we’re hoping.

(0:00:00) Bee Gees — Another Cold and Windy Day (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:00:56) Your DJs Speak
(0:03:00) Bob Luman — Let’s Think About Living
(0:05:05) Kenny Rogers and The First Edition — Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)
(0:08:24) Travis and Bob — Tell Him No
(0:10:33) Albert Hammond Jr. — Well… All Right
(0:12:59) Your DJs Speak
(0:18:30) Weird Al Yankovic — Mission Statement
(0:22:59) Neutral Milk Hotel — In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
(0:26:21) The Serendipity Singers — Beans in My Ears
(0:28:30) Eddie Floyd — Guess Who
(0:31:49) Your DJs Speak
(0:36:23) Richard Sherman and Robert Sherman — Stay Awake (demo for Mary Poppins (1964))
(0:37:56) Madlib and Freddie Gibbs — Knicks
(0:42:00) Spanky and Our Gang — Everybody’s Talkin’
(0:45:16) Band of Horses — The End’s Not Near
(0:48:49) Your DJs Speak
(0:53:30) Jane Siberry — Everything Reminds Me of My Dog
(0:57:48) Belinda Carlisle — Heaven Is a Place on Earth
(1:02:10) Kate and Anna McGarrigle — Cheminant à la ville
(1:04:25) Alexandre Desplat — The New Lobby Boy (from The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014))
(1:06:42) Your DJs Speak
(1:10:57) Franklin Bruno — Tico-Tico
(1:11:56) Duke Ellington and John Coltrane — Angelica
(1:17:50) Mitch and Mickey — A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow (from A Mighty Wind (2003))
(1:20:21) Blitzen Trapper — Stolen Shoes and a Rifle
(1:23:04) Henry Mancini — Theme from Two for the Road (1967)
(1:25:46) Arovane — Passage to Nagoya
(1:27:51) Your DJs Conclude
(1:34:40) Jim Backus and Jack Cassidy — Ringle, Ringle (from Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol (1962))