Archive for December 2014

Episode #103: Big, Black, Refreshing, and Seasonal

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

One non-Christmas show per holiday season is not enough so we made another one. Seasonal devotees can delight in singing snowmen, resonant young lads with good news, the man with the bag, Martha Wainwright, Anna McGarrigle, Ramsey Lewis, and Louis Armstrong. Everyone else can enjoy music funny enough to delight a one-year-old, Burl Ives, funk, Otis, Beach Boys backing tracks, a monstrously huge hit or two, Tico-Tico sung by an actual Brasilian, a few words from our sponsor, and more, including a secret theme. And then Wes helps us end the show with the theme song to a new TV show (out with old, in with the new).

Download and listen, please! And spread the word. Business has been stable but new listeners are always welcome.

(0:00:00) Warren Brown and Adam Goddard — Big Block Singsong: Magician
(0:02:00) Your DJs Speak
(0:04:05) Warren Brown and Adam Goddard — Le rock des blocs: Le Magicien
(0:06:06) The Notorious B.I.G. — Going Back to Cali
(0:11:15) Hallmark Snowmen — I’m Gonna Eat Some Candy Canes (Nog, Nog, Nog) (2008 Hallmark Christmas toy)
(0:11:49) Burl Ives — Mama Don’t Want No Peas No Rice
(0:14:56) Zapp — More Bounce to the Ounce (Part 1)
(0:18:57) Your DJs Speak
(0:25:00) Lesley Gore — Do You Know What We Did Last Night? (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:26:33) Joel Cohen with The Boston Camerata — Nouvelles, nouvelles
(0:28:07) Black Prairie featuring Sallie Ford — (Everybody’s Waiting’ For) The Man with the Bag
(0:32:06) Mary Small (“The Little Girl with the Big Voice”) — Love Thy Neighbor (from Love Thy Neighbor, Fleischer Bros. Screen Song (1934))
(0:35:58) Aloe Blacc — The Man
(0:39:44) Your DJs Speak
(0:46:41) Martha Wainwright and Anna McGarrigle — Trois anges sont venus ce soir/I’ll Be Home for Christmas (Live, 2011)
(0:52:31) Otis Redding — I’ve Got Dreams to Remember
(0:55:45) Ramsey Lewis Trio — Winter Wonderland
(0:57:55) Louis Armstrong — Cool Yule
(1:00:50) Your DJs Speak
(1:06:31) The Vogues — Another Dressing Room in Another Town (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:08:03) Daniela Mercury — Tico-Tico no Fubá
(1:11:32) Rihanna feat. Jay-Z — Umbrella
(1:16:32) The Beach Boys — Good Vibrations (stereo track sections)
(1:20:20) The Black Keys — Tighten Up
(1:23:51) Your DJs Conclude
(1:31:53) Wes Young with Blaze n Vill — Who’s da King? (Opening theme to All Hail King Julien)

Episode #102: A Few, Not All, of Our Favorite Things

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

This week our non-Christmas show includes more than a few Christmas songs because we make it up as we go along. But that’s fine because we also have show tunes and soul and country and vintage hip-hop and South Park and several words from our very wordy sponsor. We have unusual covers, artists we’ve never played on the show before, old music, fresh new music, and other stuff.

It might actually be the most wonderful time of the year. Please download and listen and confirm it.

(0:00:00) Brian Doyle-Murray — The Littlest Christmas Tree
(0:01:12) Your DJs Speak
(0:03:20) Björk — Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man (from Showboat)
(0:07:00) Glasvegas — A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like a Kiss)
(0:11:24) R.E.M. — Love Is All Around
(0:14:36) Labrinth — Shake It Off
(0:18:48) Your DJs Speak Again
(0:25:04) The Easybeats — I Went Dancing on a Saturday Night (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:26:09) Santa Claus and Jesus Christ — Christmas Medley
(0:30:57) Mary Denise Cawley — The Day That Santa Cried
(0:33:41) The Chieftains with The Renaissance Singers and David Drinkel — Ding Dong Merrily on High
(0:35:55) Tom Lehrer — (I’m Spending) Hanukkah in Santa Monica
(0:37:44) Your DJs Speak Yet Again
(0:42:47) Mary Martin — I’ve Gotta Crow (from Peter Pan (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (1954))
(0:45:56) Mary J. Blige — My Favorite Things
(0:49:47) Eric Cartman, South Park — Cheesy Poofs
(0:50:05) Trevor Pinnock and The English Concert and Choir — His yoke is easy, his burthen is light (from Handel’s Messiah)
(0:52:18) The Band — When You Awake (Live)
(0:55:22) Your DJs Speak Another Time
(0:59:50) The Left Banke — On a Day Like Today When You're Down (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:00:54) The Band Perry — Gentle on My Mind (from I’ll Be Me (2014))
(1:04:01) Alabama Shakes — I Found You
(1:07:31) Lennon Stella and Maisy Stella — We Got a Love (from Nashville)
(1:10:47) Lee Fields — It’s All Over (But the Crying)
(1:14:55) Your DJs Speak Once More
(1:18:47) The Box Tops — See the Pretty Girls in the Little Town Square (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:19:47) New York’s Ensemble for Early Music — Riu, riu, chiu
(1:21:56) Johnny Cash with June Carter Cash — Jackson
(1:24:39) James Last — Tico-Tico
(1:27:51) A Tribe Called Quest — Skypager
(1:30:05) Your DJs Wrap Things Up
(1:36:15) Carroll O’Connor and Jean Stapleton — Those Were the Days (Theme to All in the Family)

Episode #101: In Other Words, More of the Same

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Never mind our past glories. What have we done for you lately? Just this: a new show with hiccups, with Herb Alpert, Ferrante and Teicher, Raymond Scott, Duke and his talented pals, Snoop, Nichols and May, beatniks, Les and Mary, Connie Francis Sings Jewish Favorites, karaoke, Coca-Cola, funk, ragtime, Tico-Tico, Rod Serling, and even a little more than that. And it’s not even Christmas yet!

Don’t say we never did anything for you. Now, please do for us (and for yourselves too) by downloading and listening to this entertaining program.

(0:00:00) Negativland — Over the Hiccups
(0:01:23) Your DJs Speak
(0:03:02) Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass — Spanish Flea
(0:05:09) Ferrante and Teicher — Che Si Dice
(0:07:49) Raymond Scott — Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals
(0:10:42) Duke Ellington with Max Roach and Charles Mingus — Caravan
(0:14:53) Your DJs Speak
(0:17:45) Freddie and The Dreamers — Things Go Better with Coca-Cola (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:18:45) Les Paul with Mary Ford — Dialog/In the Mood
(0:21:50) Grace Potter — Fly Me to the Moon
(0:24:12) Jackie DeShannon — Needles and Pins
(0:26:48) The Animals — It’s My Life
(0:29:54) Your DJs Speak
(0:33:29) Lulu — I Should Run Away from You (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:34:29) Max Morath — Maple Leaf Rag
(0:37:23) Clarence Reid — Miss Hot Stuff
(0:40:47) The Supremes — Baby Love (Without Lead Vocal)
(0:43:29) Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa feat. Bruno Mars — Young, Wild and Free
(0:46:56) Your DJs Speak
(0:52:47) Mary Hopkin — Somewhere Along the Morning (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:53:48) Patsy Raye and The Beatniks — Beatnik’s Wish
(0:56:17) Babs Gonzales — Manhattan Fable
(0:58:55) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Tango
(1:01:22) Connie Francis — Havah Nagilah (Dance, Everyone, Dance!)
(1:04:20) Your DJs Speak
(1:08:44) Golden Earring — Things Go Better with Coke (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:10:35) Maddie and Tae — Girl in a Country Song
(1:14:13) Luke Bryan — That’s My Kind of Night
(1:18:04) Rhythm Future Quartet — Tico-Tico
(1:21:28) Loick Essien — Lego House
(1:25:31) Your DJs Conclude
(1:30:20) Bernard Herrmann, Marius Constant, Rod Serling — Theme to The Twilight Zone (Season 2, 1960)

Episode #100: What Now, Pussycats?

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

This week we surprise ourselves, and you, by lasting long enough to release our 100th episode, the longest and most self-indulgent yet. We play some of our favorite songs by some of our favorite artists, talk to some of our favorite people, promote some of our favorite products, play a theme set and a request set, and we get it all done before suppertime. It’s the same thing as usual but just a little more of it.

Please download and listen while eating your (long) dinner. Come back next week for more (well, less) of the same thing.

And for real and for true, thanks for listening. All 30 or 40 of you. Or however many of you there are. We can never really be sure.

(0:00:00) Jack Young and Wes Young — Snake Theme Song (The Green Phantom)
(0:00:53) Your DJs Introduce Their 100th Episode
(0:03:57) Sam Phillips — Baby I Can’t Please You
(0:07:27) Taylor Swift — Wonderland
(0:11:30) Jake Bugg — Cathy’s Clown
(0:14:07) Usher — Pumped Up Kicks
(0:18:08) Your DJs Speak and Introduce a Theme Set
(0:23:10) George Jessel with the Ted Auletta Orchestra and Chorus — She’s Only a Bird in a Gilded Cage
(0:25:26) Charlie Poole with the North Carolina Ramblers — She’s Only a Bird in a Gilded Cage
(0:29:02) Max Morath — She’s Only a Bird in a Gilded Cage
(0:32:01) The Black Family — She’s Only a Bird in a Gilded Cage
(0:36:10) Your DJs Speak and Introduce a Few Requests
(0:40:00) Tom Jones — Things Go Better with Coca-Cola (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:41:00) Runt (Todd Rundgren) — We Gotta Get You a Woman
(0:44:07) Syd Straw — Que sera sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) (from Heathers (1988))
(0:47:04) The Roches — The Hallelujah Chorus
(0:50:35) The Shadows — Dance On
(0:52:57) Your DJs Speak
(0:58:46) Bob and Ray — Wally Ballou, Roving Reporter
(1:02:41) Donna Summer — On the Radio (Long Version)
(1:08:56) Bert Kaempfert — Zambesi
(1:11:45) Beastie Boys — Professor Booty
(1:15:57) Your DJs Speak
(1:18:32) Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders — Come on Over to My Place (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:19:32) Hannaford Street Youth Band — Tico-Tico
(1:22:49) The Muppets (Dr. Teeth) — Cheesecake
(1:24:49) Mose Allison — The Seventh Son
(1:27:27) The Game feat. 50 Cent — How We Do
(1:31:23) Your DJs Speak
(1:34:38) The Fortunes — I Know It, You Know It Too (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:35:40) Petula Clark — The Life and Soul of the Party
(1:38:39) Electric Light Orchestra — Strange Magic
(1:43:11) Jack Young and Wes Young — Full Duplex Radio
(1:44:39) Vanessa Paradis — La Seine (Live, 2014)
(1:47:48) Wilco with Andrew Bird — Jesus, etc.
(1:51:49) Your DJs Speak, Chat with Jack and Wes, and Conclude
(1:56:28) Bernard Herrmann, Marius Constant — Theme to The Twilight Zone (Season 1, 1959)